Things to do in Dublin this week (11-11-13 to 17-11-13)


I think I’ve been trying to see Pere Ubu play live ever since I was about 16 (sadly neither today or yesterday), this Thursday is a chance to put that one right. The wonderful Ane Brun is also in Vicar Street next Saturday. There’s also a few new plays worth a mention and a chance for the Agathe Christie fans to see ‘Go Back for Murder‘ and also ‘Brendan at the Chelsea‘ in the Project. The Dublin Book Festival runs this week, with a number of readings and talks around the city.



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 Abbey sleeps.

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

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

Brendan at the Chelsea is at the Project Arts Centre on November 12th – 16th

 Dublin Book Festival is at Smock Alley.

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

The New Theatre sleeps.

Go back for Murder is at the Gaiety Theatre

The Witches of Eastwick and Danny & the Deep Blue Sea are at the Civic Theatre

Bear in Tuxedo is at Theatre Upstars until Nov 16th



An Arnaud Desplechin Season and an Abdellatif Kechiche Season are at the IFI until Nov 22nd.

Why Not? Adventure Film Festival is at the Sugar Club on Nov 16th with three screenings and various shorts, including McConkey.



Pere Ubu, Alasdair Robert, Frightened Rabbit and Ane Brun all coming to town? There’s lots for everyone below.

Mon 11 Nov

The Necks – Whelans

Tue 12 Nov

Satyricon – The Academy

Stereophonics – The O2

Emerson – Whelans

Wed 13 Nov

Alasdair Roberts – Whelans

Dave Hause – The Academy 2

Five – The Olympia Theatre

Fiach Moriarty – Whelans

Thu 14 Nov

Frightened Rabbit – The Olympia Theatre

Pere Ubu – The Village

Liza Flume – The Workman’s Club

Keith Burke and The Little Black Book – The Grand Social

BadBadNotGood – The Sugar Club

Danny And The Champions Of The World – Whelans

Other Creatures – Whelans

Fri 15 Nov

The Pharcyde – The Sugar Club

Cian Nugent and The Cosmos – The Grand Social

The Fallen Drakes – The Academy 2

Dads – Whelans

Disclosure – The Olympia Theatre

Lund Quartet – Whelans

Jupiter Forest – Whelans

Sat 16 Nov

Sigur Ros – The O2

Ane Brun – Vicar Street

The Orb – The Button Factory

Public Service Broadcasting – The Button Factory

Nick Mulvey – The Unitarian Church

Le Galaxie – The Workman’s Club

Lucy Spraggan – The Academy

Nathan Carter – Olympia Theatre

Willie Nile – The Village

Dott – Whelans

Tyler Ward – Whelans

Richard Farrell and Last Tribe – Whelans

Sun 17 Nov

Queens of the Stone Age – The O2

Julia Holter – The Unitarian Church

Seo Linn – The Academy

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

Chris Smither – Whelans

Dark Horses – The Sugar Club

Talks/ Lectures

Dublin Book Festival

The Synthetic Biology Smackdown with Alok Jha (SFI Speaker Series:) – €5 (14-11-13 at 6pm) – Science Gallery

Emerging Authors Making a Stir with Ciaran Carty, Niamh Boyce, Gavin Corbett & Janet Cameron– 16-11-13 at 4pm – Irish Writers Centre

Dublin Book Festival is at Smock Alley.

Donna TarttDun Laoghaire Pavilion – Friday 15th Nov at 7.30



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 –From 15th November until 15th  January 2014

Gallery 1 – George Shaw – Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow

Gallery 2 – Paloma Varga Weisz – Krummer Hund

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 – 8th Nov until 30th Nov – Conor Walton

Kerlin – Paul Winstanley – From 15th Nov until 7th Jan

Oliver Sears – John Kelly – opens the 21st Nov

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – McSweeney & Nisenbaum

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

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