Things to do in Dublin this week (4-11-13 to 10-11-13)


So the ghosts and ghouls are back in their box for another year, and we’re left facing into the run up to… well, I won’t say it yet, but you know what the next holiday season is, don’t you? The main things of interest for me this week would be in the gigs below, with Volcano Choir and Glenn Jones both essential viewing! See if anything below tickles your fancy.

If you’re looking for a little excitement in your life, there’s always the Dublin Burlesque Festival from Nov 7th to 9th.



It’s your last chance to see the Hanging Gardens and Three Penny Opera isn’t much better! There’s new work all over the place, so a few things to explore.

The Hanging Gardens by Frank McGuinness is at the Abbey – Last Week – until Nov 9th, our review is here.

Silent runs at the Peacock Theatre in the Abbey from Nov 6th to Dec 7th. Our review from previous run is here.

Three Penny Opera is at the Gate – until Nov 16th, our review is here.

Witness: Smashing Times Season of Plays is at the Project Arts Centre on November 5th – 9th

Chatham Saxophone Quartet & BeatleMal are at Smock Alley.

Chancers is at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Oct 30th – Nov 16th.

New Writing Week is at the New Theatre from Nov 4th – 9th.

Carmen and The Importance of being Eearnest are at the Gaiety Theatre

Cyclone Rep and The Elephant Man are at the Civic Theatre

Bear in Tuxedo is at Theatre Upstars from Nov 5th to 16th



8th Polish Film Festival is at the IFI from Nov 5th – 9th.

Arnaud Desplechin Programme is at the IFI from Nov 10th to 22nd.

Lord of the Rings Marathon is at the Lighthouse Cinema on Sunday 10th Nov.

THE HABIT OF ART (ENCORE) is part of the National Theatre Live in Cinemas around Dublin, including the Lighthouse.

Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan is at the Workman’s Club on Nov 5th.



Actually it’s a pretty special week for gigs around Dublin this week, with Volcano Choir (Justin Vernon) and the National in town. My tip would be a small gig happening though, with Glenn Jones in Molloy & Dowling. Not to be missed!

Mon 04 Nov

Jake Bugg – Olympia Theatre

Royal Wood – Whelans

Tue 05 Nov

Jake Bugg – The Olympia Theatre

Mark Lanegan – The Sugar Club

Chris Thile – Pepper Canister Church

Wed 06 Nov

Mark Lanegan – The Sugar Club

Youngblood Brass Band – Button Factory

Kaleidoscope November – Odessa Club

Max Greenwood – Whelans

Thu 07 Nov

Omar Souleyman – The Button Factory

The Mighty Stef – Whelans

Beady Eye – Olympia

Enablers – The Grand Social

Bo Burnham – Vicar Street

Fri 08 Nov

Glenn Jones – Molloy & Dowling

Phosphorescent – Whelan’s

Beady Eye – The Olympia Theatre

Gary Numan – The Button Factory

Slow Skies – The Unitarian Church

S.I.L – Whelans

The Urges – The Workman’s Club

Pokey LaFarge – The Village

Hats Off to Led Zepplin – O’Reily Hall

Joris Voorn – The Button Factory

Sat 09 Nov

Volcano Choir – Vicar Street

Mount Kimbie – The Button Factory

Girls Names – Whelans

Depeche Mode – The O2

Fenech-Soler – The Academy 2

Rachel Sermanni – The Workmans Club

Darling – Whelans

Taken – The Village

Sun 10 Nov

The National – The O2

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

Colin Hay – Whelans

Kimya Dawson – The Button Factory (cancelled sadly!)

Talks/ Lectures

The International Architecture of 1916: Alice Stopford Green’s Circle (30/10/2013) at 6.30pm  – National Library of Ireland

Adam Rutherford on Creation, synthetic biology and hip-hop – €3 (7-11-13 at 6pm) – Science Gallery

Launch of Fateful Decisions by Enid O’Dowd – 4-11-13 at 6pm – Irish Writers Centre

Celine Condorelli and Maeve Connolly – In Conversations – Project Arts Centre – 05 Nov 2013 3.00pm



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

Eileen Gray – IMMA Kilmainham – until Jan 19th

RHA Gallery – Tony O’Malley, Joanna Kidney – until Dec 20th

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.

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

General Exhibition at the Chester Beatty

Private Galleries:

Back View of Girl with Buns

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

Peppercanister Gallery – Coming – Conor Walton

Kerlin – Sam Keogh – until 9th Nov

Oliver Sears – John Kelly – opens the 21st Nov

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – between shows

Cross Gallery – Cristina Bunello – Of Innocence and of Experience – Nov 6th until 7th Dec

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