Things to do in Dublin this week (14-10-13 to 20-10-13)

So, the Dublin Theatre Festival is at an end, and we’re all a bit exhausted by it all. We need some time to recover, right? Well, sadly, it’s another busy week out on the streets of Dublin. There’s a lovely festival in Tallaght with the Red line Book Festival which we featured here.


The Hanging Gardens

So, you’ve survived the Dublin Theatre Festival  but it hasn’t gone away altogether, with the Hanging Gardens and the Three Penny Opera continuing on. There’s also a few new shows on around town, so check them out below.

The Hanging Gardens by Frank McGuinness is at the Abbey – our review is here.

Three Penny Opera is at the Gate – our review is here.

Laugh your Arts Off is on Oct 19th at  the Project Arts Centre.

Max Kisman + David Rooney are on Oct 17th at 6.30 at Smock Alley.

Hairy Jaysus is at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Oct 14th – 18th.

The Lockout is at the New Theatre until Oct 19th – our review is here.

Save the last dance for me (15th to 26th Oct 2013) is at the Gaiety Theatre

Red Line Book Festival at the Civic Theatre



 Feast your Eyes – Jamon Jaomon on Tuesday the 15th at 6.30 at the IFI

DOUBLE BILL: The Terminator / Streets of Fire [22:45, 19 October 2013] – at the Lighthouse

PREVIEW: PHILOMENA + SPECIAL GUESTS – Stephen Frears – at the IFI – post-screening Q&A with Steve Coogan – Friday 18 Oct 18:00

HAMLET (ENCORE)– Starring: Rory Kinnear, Ruth Negga, Directed by: Nicholas Hytner – 19:00, Tuesday 22 October



MGMT, God is an Astronaut and Lisa O’Neill are in town, so a few things worth a look. [Update: Ghostpoet has rescheduled to the 25th Oct]

Mon 14 Oct

Jamie Cullum – Olympia Theatre

Moderat (Modeselektor and Apparat)- Button Factory

Parquet Courts – Whelans

Tue 15 Oct

Duke Special – The Sugar Club

Sex Mob – The Workman’s Club

Seahorse – Whelans

Kate Nash – Whelans

Wed 16 Oct

Jessie J – The O2

Fossil Collective – The Academy 2

AlunaGeorge – The Academy

Star Slinger – The Button Factory

Lady Lamb – The Sugar Club

Franko Franko – The Workman’s Club

Otis Gibbs – Whelans

Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit – Whelans

Thu 17 Oct

Stewart Agnew – The Workman’s Club

Maud in Cahoots – Whelans

Shangaan Electro – The Sugar Club

Corner Boy – Whelans

Black Umfolosi – The Village

Fri 18 Oct

God Is an Astronaut – The Academy

Deptford Goth – The Unitarian Church

Lawson – The Olympia Theatre

Queensryche – The Button Factory

Red Queen Contest – The Academy 2

HEY – The Village

Punch Face Champions – The Mercantile

Cocaine Ponytail – The Sugar Club

Roisin O – Whelans

N.C. Lawlor – Whelans

Gesaffelstein – The Button Factory

Sat 19 Oct

Lisa O’Neill – Whelans

Keywest – Vicar Street

Rachel Austin – Whelans

MGMT – The Olympia Theatre

Forrests – The Button Factory

The Barley Mob – The Village

Tim O’Brien – Whelans

Sun 20 Oct

Leee John – The Button Factory

Edmar Castaneda – The Sugar Club

Rackhouse Pilfer – Whelan’s

The Weeks – The Academy 2

José Carreras – Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Talks/ Lectures

Red line Book Festival – @ the Civic Theatre Tallaght and Various others.

Michael Harding is in the Abbey on Oct 15th at 6pm, talking on Family Dynamics in relation to the Hanging Gardens.

Maths and Gaming with Keith Devlin – Monday, October 14, 2013 – 18:30 – Science Gallery

Refresh Symmetry, Scala & Software – Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 18:30 – Science Gallery

Secret Castle of Magic at Bram Stokers Castle Dracula – 14th October 2013 – Castle Dracula, Clontarf Road.



IMMA – Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist – until 26th Jan (Image Above)

Eileen Gray – IMMA Kilmainham – until Jan 19th

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 – Until 6th Nov

Dublin Divided is at the Hugh Lane Gallery until 2nd Feb.

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 – Neil Shawcross– until 26th Oct

Kerlin. – Sam Keogh – until 9th Nov

Oliver Sears – John Kelly – opensl the 17th Oct

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  Vanessa Donoso Lopez – until 26th Oct

Cross Gallery – shelter belt – Michael Wann – From Oct 3rd to Until 2nd Nov

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