Things to do in Dublin this week (18-11-13 to 24-11-13)

Congratulations to all those involved in the Dublin Book Festival. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, but the few events I attended were top notch. So, to look ahead to next week, what’s on the cards. Well, there’s a few new plays such as Marvel and Tomorrow’s Parties at the Project, and  Revenant at the New Theatre. The Gig front is pretty exciting with the Pixies and They Might be Giants in town.. explore below.



We say a fond farewell to the Three Penny Opera which finished last Saturday, but there’s a few new shows on, including Marvel and Tomorrow’s Parties at the Project and Revenant at the New Theatre.

The Abbey sleeps – Previews of The Risen People begins Nov 28th.

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

The Gate sleeps – Previews of Pride and Prejudice begin Nov 28th.

Marvel, Tomorrow’s Parties and Life Behind the Venue are at the Project Arts Centre.

Dublin Flamenco Festival, Guaranteed! and Deeper are at Smock Alley.

The Tailor and Ansty are at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Dec 7th.

Revenat is at the New Theatre until Nov 30th.

The Nutcracker is at the Gaiety Theatre

Beyond the Brooklyn Sky is at the Civic Theatre

The World will end in Fire is at Theatre Upstars until Nov 30th


The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep is the Film Fatale in the Sugar Club this month, on the 23rd.

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

Doctor Who day is on all over the place, including the Lighthouse on the 23rd.


Wow, it’s another top notch week, with the Pixies, They Might be Giants, Califone, Julia Holter, Múm and many more. Wow.

Mon 18 Nov

They Might Be Giants – Vicar Street

The Pixies – The Olympia Theatre

His Clancyness – Whelans

Torres – The Sugar Club

Tue 19 Nov

Julia Holter – Whelans

The Pixies – The Olympia Theatre

Múm – The Button Factory

Coheed & Cambria – The Academy

Wed 20 Nov

Ryan Hemsworth – The Button Factory

Editors – The Olympia Theatre

The Cheerios Childline Concert – The O2

Blancmange – The Sugar Club

Little Matador – The Academy 2

Shellac Of North America – Whelans

Patrick Duff – The Workman’s Club

The Avant Gardaí – Whelans

Thu 21 Nov

Television – Vicar Street

Califone – Whelans

Kodaline – Olympia Theatre

The Lumineers – The O2

The Mighty Stef – Whelans

Blancmange – The Button Factory

Patty Griffin – The Sugar Club

Chrysta Bell – The Workman’s Club

Fri 22 Nov

Kodaline – Olympia Theatre

PictureHouse – The Village

Peter Hook and The Light – The Academy

Sweeney’s Men – Vicar Street

D-Riculous All Stars – Whelans

Propeller Palms – The Academy 2

Austra – The Button Factory

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin – Whelans

Colin Smith – The Workman’s Club

Keith Moss and The Tightrope Walkers – Whelans

Sat 23 Nov

White Denim – Whelans

The Stylistics – Vicar Street

Kodaline – Olympia Theatre

The Academic – Whelans

Conor Hamilton – The Academy 2

MS MR – The Academy

Gary Lucas – The Grand Social

Half Moon Run – The Village

Simian Mobile Disco Live – The Button Factory

Sun 24 Nov

Jason Isbell – The Workmans Club

Ronan O Snodaigh – Whelans

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

The Darkness – The Olympia Theatre

Talks/ Lectures

Synthetic Biology Superheroes – Comic book design workshop with Johanna Schmeer – €6 (23-11-13 at 2pm) – Science Gallery

Launch of The Priest’s Wife, The Debut Novel of PJ Connolly– 19-11-13 at 6.30pm – Irish Writers Centre

Helen FieldingDun Laoghaire Pavilion – Friday 22nd Nov at 7.30



IMMA – Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist – until 26th Jan

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

And finally the Private Galleries around Dublin.

Peppercanister Gallery – until 30th Nov – Conor Walton

Kerlin – Paul Winstanley –  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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