Things to do in Dublin this week (16-09-13 to 22-09-13)


So we’re a week and a bit into the Fringe Festival and already most of us are suffering from nervous exhaustion! There’s almost a complete change of events, so plenty of new opportunities to see something new! And as if it’s not enough, there’s also a little something called Culture Night next Friday. Yes, the night the arts in Dublin go a little bit crazy and throw their doors open to all and sundry. It’s well worth exploring, so check out the full list of events here. We did a full list of musical events in Dublin and around the country here.


Mice Will Play

The Fringe Festival continues to dominate, and so far it’s been really impressive. It’s generally a mixed bag, but this year it’s remarkably consistent… It’s also your last chance to see old friends Major B and Streetcar. You can get our latest reviews here.

A good way of checking out what each venue is up to is by searching the fringe festival by venue, such as the Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley and the New Theatre.

Major Barbara finishes at the Abbey Theatre on Sept 21st. We like it, and our review is here.

A Streetcar named Desire finishes at the Gate on Sept 21st (it’s top notch, our review is here)

Break, Dolls Mice will Play, Dive and The Churching of Happy Cullen are at  the Project Arts Centre as part of the Fringe.

The Birthday Man, Songs in the key of D, Xnthony, The Secret act of Murder etc. It’ll be a busy one in Smock Alley. In the Fringe Festival.

‘Break a Leg’ has been extended due to popular demand at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Sept 21st.

The Games people play, Finding Sympathy and Lambo are at the New Theatre is now in Fringe mode.

Rusalka (until 21st Sept) is at the Gaiety Theatre

Goodnight Alice (Sept 9th – 21st) is at the Civic Theatre

Distance from the Event – Samuel Beckett Theatre (5th – 21st of Sept)

Animus, Fatherland, Landscape II and Scipted are at Lir.



Discoverdale is on at the IFI on Sept 21st.

The Marlon Brando Series continues with ‘The Godfather’ at the Lighthouse on September 18th.

Back to the Future is at the Sugar Club as part of Film Fatale.



Not a bad week on the gig front, with some big ones such as Soundgarden and Roger Waters. There’s also a full list of events as part of Culture night, you can explore here.

Mon 16 Sep

Life has Surface Noise – Project Arts Centre as part of the Fringe

Soundgarden – The O2

White Trash & The Spear Headed Sparraw Hawks – Whelans

Tue 17 Sep

Gabby Young and Other Animals – The Workmans Club

Benny Gallagher – Whelans

The Midget Monkeys – Whelans

Wed 18 Sep

Roger Waters – The Aviva Stadium

Deacon Blue – The Olympia Theatre

Kevin Healy – Whelans

DOGS – Whelans

Thu 19 Sep

Heathers – Grand Social

The Strypes – The Academy

Tupelo – Draiocht

Sara Slean – Whelans

Myles Manley – Whelans

Dearly Beloved – Whelans

Fri 20 Sep

Fleetwood Mac – The O2

Manic Street Preachers – The Olympia Theatre

Joe Pug – Whelans

D-Riculous All Stars – Whelans

Culture Night music events

Ruarri Joseph – Whelans

Flashmob – The Button Factory

Sat 21 Sep

Fleetwood Mac – The O2

The Rubberbandits – The Button Factory

Mainliner – The Grand Social

Honningbarna – Whelans

Graham Parker – Whelans

Dickie Rock – Vicar Street

The Magic Numbers – The Pepper Canister Church

Gypsy Rebel Rabble – The Workman’s Club

Garret Moore – Whelans

Sun 22 Sep

Rackhouse Pilfer – Whelans

Conor Quinn & The White Chalk – The Sugar Club

Talks/ Lectures


Refresh Video and Motion Graphics , Sept 18 at the Science Gallery

The Launch of The Convictions of John Delahunt by Andrew Hughes– Irish Writers Museum, Sept 19th at 6

 Rites of Passage:

RITES OF PASSAGE: Tour Guides to The Future – FUTURE – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 @ 18.00

Hedge Schools:

Hedge School with Maria Scordialos (GR) and Vanessa Reid (CAN) on Living Wholness – Sep 22 @ 2.00

Hedge School Sunday Sermon with Matthew Fox (USA) – Sun 22 Sep @ 11.00



IMMA – Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist – from 18th Sept (image above)

RHA Gallery – Tony O’Malley , Also, Marlene McCarty: Hard-Keepers, Joanna Kidney: Dig, undig, redig etc.

Douglas Hyde – Gallery 1 – Francis Upritchard Mandrake, Gallery 2 – Ema – Votive plaques from Japan

Sleepwalkers is at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Masterpieces of the Collection and Shades of Grey  are at the National Gallery until September.

Chester Beatty (next exhibition on Oct 11th)

Private Galleries:


A bunch of new shows in the Private Galleries around Dublin.

RHA Ashford Gallery – Bennie Reilly – Rara Avis  – until October 27, 2013

Peppercanister Gallery – Eddie Mooney HRHA & Joseph O Connor – until 28th Sept

Kerlin. – between shows

Oliver Sears – Jason Ellis – until the 10th Oct

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  All Dayer

Cross Gallery – Morphogenesis – Andrew Folan – Until 28th Sept

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