Things to do in Dublin this week (25-11-13 – 1-12-13)


Wow, that year went fast, as we’re entering December already! Hardly seems possible. So, what is new in the streets of Dublin this week. Well, a few of the Christmas shows arrive in theatre land, and there’s also a few gigs worth a mention. One of the best Film Festivals of the year is the French Film Festival at the IFI, which starts this week also. See below…



We’ve a few big shows starting, with the Risen People in the Abbey and Pride and Prejudice in the Gate.

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

Nordic (29th) and Sean Millar (30th) are at the Project Arts Centre.

The Circus Of Perseverance and The Mass Rock 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. Our review is here.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is at the Gaiety Theatre from Dec 1st.

Guaranteed! is at the Civic Theatre

The World will end in Fire is at Theatre Upstars until Nov 30th. Our review is here.



French Film Festival at the IFI.

Stop Making Sense – 80’s dress up party at the Sugar Club on Tuesday the 26th.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at the Lighthouse – Monday the 25th at 6.30



The Duckworth Lewis boys are in town, just in time for the Ashes. There’s also Glen Hansard doing good deeds for charity, Baths, Daughn Gibson and many more.

Mon 25 Nov

Daughn Gibson – Whelans

Thirty Seconds to Mars – The O2

The Naked and Famous – The Olympia Theatre

Glen Hansard charity gig – Vicar Street

Bombay Bicycle Club – The Academy

The Claudia Quintet – The Workmans Club

Tue 26 Nov

Glen Hansard – Vicar Street

Whole Lotta Voltage – The Button Factory

The Quakers – Whelans

Oldskool – Whelans

Wed 27 Nov

The Duckworth Lewis Method – The Olympia Theatre

Baths – The Button Factory

Death – The Academy

Rebel Rebel – The Grand Social

Simeon Kirkegaard – Whelans

Mary Coughlan – Whelans

Klangkarussell – The Button Factory

Thu 28 Nov

More Than Conquerors – Whelans

Heathers – The Academy

Boyzone – The O2

Come On Live Long – The Workman’s Club

Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble – The Sugar Club

Owen Brady – Whelans

Fri 29 Nov

Mr. Scruff – The Sugar Club

Buckcherry & Hardcore Superstar – The Academy

We Cut Corners – The Workman’s Club

Gurf Morlix – Seamus Ennis Centre

Neelix – The Academy

Laura Jones – The Button Factory

Sat 30 Nov

Beardyman – The Sugar Club

Enemies – The Button Factory

Electric Six – The Academy

O Emperor – The Workman’s Club

Somadrone – The Grand Social

Diversity – The O2

The Chameleons – Whelans

Empire Circus – Whelans

Annie Mac – The Academy

Onra – The Button Factory

Sun 01 Dec

Bronagh Gallagher – Whelans

Christof – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

Front of Fire Station

Refresh: Product Strategy – €6 (27-11-13 at 6.30pm) – Science Gallery

Call Me When You’re Sober by Valerie Farragher– 27-11-13 at 7.00pm – Irish Writers Centre

Fire Station Studios Open Day – Thursday 28th Nov



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 – Hughie O’Donoghue: GORT RUA – Opens 28th Nov

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – McSweeney & Nisenbaum

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

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