Things to do in Dublin this week (2-12-13 – 8-12-13)

Why fight against it, it’s Christmas! Yes, they’re now allowed to play Christmas songs on the TV and Radio without me having a hissy fit and complaining about it being ‘too early’. It is now time. Still, it’s not all shopping and Christmas drinks, there are still lots of events on around the city, see what you can find below…



The Risen People (in the Abbey) Pride and Prejudice (Gate) and Souvenir (Project Arts Centre) open this week.

The Abbey – Previews of The Risen People continue, with opening night on December 4th. This continues until Feb 1st.

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 and continues until Jan 18th.

Souvenir (3rd to the 14th) is at the Project Arts Centre.

Fishes, Two Traditions and She’s a beauty are at Smock Alley.

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

Laradeo is at the New Theatre Dec 3rd to 7th.

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

Post Script and Carmen are at the Civic Theatre

The Yule Tide Tales – (a cycle of new plays based on classic Christmas tales, set against the backdrop of a modern day Dublin) is at Theatre Upstars from Dec 3rd to 21st.



Film Fatale – It’s a wonderful life at the Sugar Club on Saturday the 7th.

Christmas Crackers at the IFI with Mary Poppins on Sunday 8th at 3.40

Bruce Dern season at the IFI, with Nebraska opening this week.

Vanishing Waves is at the IFI on Friday the 6th at 6.15, with a Q&A with the Director.

Naught or Nice season at the Lighthouse has Mary Poppins and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.



If you were making me pick one, it would be Yo La Tengo, but there’s plenty for all tastes below. There’s also Rocket from the Crypt and Fred’s last Dublin gig ever!

Mon 02 Dec

Barenaked Ladies – The Academy

Vladimir – National Concert Hall

JLS – The O2

Tue 03 Dec

TTNG – The Workman’s Club

Avenged Sevenfold – The O2

London Grammar – The Academy

Stornoway – The Button Factory

Jake Clemons – Whelans

Wed 04 Dec

Kaleidoscope – Odessa Club

The Band Perry – Vicar Street

Freezer Sessions, including R.S.A.G. – The Workman’s Club

Ocean Colour Scene – The Olympia Theatre

Klangkarussell – The Button Factory

The View – The Academy 2

Melty Brains – The Grand Social

Garret Baker & The Random Nouns – Whelans

TOKiMONSTA – The Button Factory

Thu 05 Dec

Yo La Tengo – Vicar Street

The Mighty Stef – Whelans

Wet Wet Wet – The O2

Fred – Whelans

Eviston – The Workman’s Club

Nanu Nanu – Whelans

Fri 06 Dec

Legend of Luke Kelly – Olympia

New Model Army – Whelans

The Magician – The Button Factory

The Nualas – The Button Factory

Papa Roach – The Academy

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie Benefit Concert

PINS – The Workman’s Club

Floating Points – The Sugar Club

Jogging – Whelans

Sat 07 Dec

Rocket From The Crypt – The Button Factory

Ana Gog – The Little Museum of Dublin

Mick Flannery – The Olympia Theatre

Jack Beats – The Academy

Walking On Cars – The Academy

Little Green Cars – Vicar Street

Hozier – Pepper Canister Church

Braids – The Workman’s Club

Foy Vance – Whelans

John Talabot – The Button Factory

Sun 08 Dec

Little Green Cars – Vicar Street

Roy Ayers – The Sugar Club

Hozier – Pepper Canister Church

Walking On Cars matinee show – The Academy

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

Walking On Cars – The Academy

Steve Hughes – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

Fear & Loathing in La Liga – with Sid Lowe – Sugar Club – Wed 4th Dec – 12 euro

Man, Woman and Child ConcertNational Library of Ireland – 4th Dec

Community Biolab Series – (3rd to the 7th Dec) – Science Gallery



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

Tom Wood – Men and Women – Gallery of Photography

Private Galleries:

Back View of Girl with Buns

And finally the Private Galleries around Dublin.

Peppercanister Gallery

Kerlin – Paul Winstanley –  until 7th Jan

Oliver Sears – Hughie O’Donoghue: GORT RUA

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – McSweeney & Nisenbaum

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

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