Things to do in Dublin this week (23-09-13 to 29-09-13)


It’s another week of change, with the Fringe festival sadly departing for another year, but the Theatre Festival starts, so you’ve no chance of being bored. It’s also Arthurs day on Thursday (26-09-13), so a few good gigs on around Dublin for that one.

There’s also Oktoberfest at the IFSC, The Dublin Live Arts Festival and the final hours of the Ranelaigh Arts Festival. A lovely little film festival is taking place in Kilruddery this weekend also. The library in Kilruddery house will be converted into a cinema for one weekend only, and there will be a variety of movies, such as the thief of Bagdad and Miller’s Crossing.



It’s sad to see the Fringe Festival departing, as it was a lot of fun, weird and wild! We can’t complain though, as there’s still a lot of see.  Also, Major Barbara and Streetcar have finished, after long runs, so it’ll look quite different below.

Maeve’s House – Performance Tuesday 24 September to Saturday 12 October

Three Penny Opera stars at the Gate on Sept 26th

Winners & Losers and Germinal start on the 26th are at  the Project Arts Centre.

Macbeth is at Smock Alley.

The Games People Play is at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Sept 23rd to 28th

The Boys is at the New Theatre from the 23rd to the 28th.

Wunderkammer (25 – 29 September 2013) is at the Gaiety Theatre

Alone It Stand (Sept 23rd – 28th) is at the Civic Theatre

Tom and VeraSamuel Beckett Theatre (24th – 29th of Sept)


Last Tango in Paris website

The Marlon Brando Series continues with ‘Last Tango in Paris’ at the Lighthouse on September 18th.

The Stranger than fiction documentary series is on at the IFI.

Kilruddery Film Festival – Kilruddery House – September 27th to 29th.


TIHWF_airshot_WebRes_Hugh_OConor-419x313Arthur’s Day is on around Dublin on Thursday, but there’s a couple of other events worth a mentions such as This is how we fly in the Button  Factory on Friday and The 2 Bears in the same venue later that night!

Mon 23 Sep

Live Mexican Concert – Instituto Cervantes

Ben Kenny – The Academy 2

Michael Buckley – Whelans

Color//Sound – Whelans

Tue 24 Sep

John Smith – The Unitarian Church

Square Pegs – Whelans

Preston Reed – Whelans

Corrina Penston – Whelans

RM Hubbert – The Workman’s Club


Wed 25 Sep

Barry Gibb – The O2

Bondax – The Button Factory

Alex Skolnick Trio – The Button Factory

Ed Romanoff – Whelans

Thu 26 Sep

Arthurs Day – Various Venues

Booka Brass – Whelans

Republic of Loose – The Mercantile

Republic of Loose – The Village

Doorly – Turk’s Head

Him_self_Her – The Button Factory

Fri 27 Sep

This is How we Fly – The Button Factory

Chequerboard – Little Museum of Dublin

Croupier – Whelans

Earthship – Whelans

Wire – The Workman’s Club

Jim Lockey & the Solemn Sun – The Academy 2

Bitter Ruin – Whelans

Si Begg – The Twisted Pepper

RudyTrixX – Whelans

Sat 28 Sep

The 2 Bears – The Button Factory

Chequerboard – Little Museum of Dubln

Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble – Whelans

M People – Vicar Street

King Bong – Fibber Magees

Garret Baker & The Random Nouns – The Unitarian Church

The Led Farmers – Whelans

Empire Circus – The Grand Social

11 pm – Negative Nero – Whelans

Sun 29 Sep

Laura Marling – The Olympia Theatre

Moon Duo – The Workmans Club

John Spillane – Whelans

Catfish Keith – Whelans

Listen at Lilliput – Lilliput press

Talks/ Lectures

Eibhear Walshe’s A Different Story: The Writings of Colm Tóibín – Irish Writers Centre – 25-09-13 – 6pm

Anthony Owen – Making Magic for Television , Sept 27 at the Science Gallery

 Writer Jhumpa Lhairi is at Smock Alley on the 26th at 6.30



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. – Sam Keogh – 27th Sept until 9th Nov

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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