Things to do in Dublin this week (9-12-13 – 15-12-13)

Christmas is in high gear, and it’s all about tinsel and fairy lights at Workhorse towers. In between the manic shopping and egg nogging (ok, that’s not a word) there’s a surprisingly large amount to see around the city.



A couple of new additions this week, with Assassins, Cardboard City and Way to Heaven at the Project, as part of the Rough Magic Seeds project. There’s also 60 minutes in Dublin, in the New Theatre.

The Abbey – Previews of The Risen People continues until Feb 1st.

The Gate – Previews of Pride and Prejudice continues until Jan 18th.

Souvenir continues until to the 14th, at the Project Arts Centre, our review is here.

Assassins, Ways to Heaven and Cardboard City are also at the Project.

Fishes (continues until the 11th) and She’s a beauty (14th) are at Smock Alley.

No Smoke without Fire is at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Dec 21st. 

60 minutes in Dublin is at the New Theatre Dec 9th to 14th.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is at the Gaiety Theatre.

Henry VI and Michael Harding are at the Civic Theatre (among others).

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 Upstairs from Dec 3rd to 21st.


Bad Santa

Christmas Crackers at the IFI with Mary Poppins on Monday 9th and Its a Wonderful Life on the 13th.

Bruce Dern season at the IFI, with Nebraska and Drive, he said this week.

My So Called Life screening at the Workman’s Club on the 9th at 8.

Bad Santa is at the Workman’s Club on the 10th at 7.30

Naught or Nice season at the Lighthouse has Mary Poppins, Die Hard and Wake in Fright.



Not a vintage week on the gig front, but there’s a good Jazz event on Wednesday with the Larry Goldings Trio and Neko Case on Monday in the Button Factory also. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble begin a residency in the Sugar Club, as part of their Xmas party.

Mon 09 Dec

Josh Ritter – Unitarian Church

Neko Case – The Button Factory

Tue 10 Dec

Josh Ritter – Vicar Street

The Coronas – The Olympia Theatre

Tunes For The Typhoon – Whelans

Wed 11 Dec

Larry Goldings Trio – The Sugar Club

The Coronas – The Olympia Theatre

J Cole – Vicar Street

Tandem Felix – The Button Factory

Emily Wells – Whelans

Kele Okereke – The Button Factory

Thu 12 Dec

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Xmas Party – Sugar Club

Declan O’Rourke – Vicar Street

Hudson Taylor – The Academy

The Original Rudeboys – Olympia Theatre

Storyman – The Workman’s Club

The Cabin Collective – The Grand Social

Animal Beats – Whelans

Fri 13 Dec

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Xmas Party – Sugar Club

Lake Street Dive – The Workman’s Club

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats – The Academy 2

The Blades – The Olympia Theatre

Haim – The Academy

Dublin Gospel Choir – Civic Theatre

Shouting At Planes – Whelans

And So I Watch You From Afar – The Button Factory

Gavin James – Pepper Canister Church

Damien Dempsey – Vicar Street

Claptone – The Button Factory

Guns 2 Roses – The Academy

Daft Funk – The Academy

Le Galaxie – The Olympia Theatre

Sat 14 Dec

The Blades – The Olympia Theatre

Damien Dempsey – Vicar Street

Black Star Riders – The Academy

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Xmas Party – Sugar Club

Wooden Shjips – The Grand Social

Cat Dowling – Whelans

Gavin James – Pepper Canister Church

Ghost Maps – The Workman’s Club

Booka Shade – The Button Factory

J Rocc – The Sugar Club

Sun 15 Dec

Deltron 3030 – The Button Factory

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Xmas Party – Sugar Club

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

Dictator – The Workman’s Club

Christy Moore – Vicar Street

Peaches – The Button Factory

Talks/ Lectures

Peaches is at the IFI for a Q&A on Sunday the 15th

Other Voices: Just a Song at Twilight – Abbey Theatre – 12th Dec – Join us for a Christmas story in song and verse with actors Aileen Mythen, Damien Kearney & musician Kieran McEvoy.

Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World Sugar Club – Mon 9th Dec

Man, Woman and Child ConcertNational Library of Ireland – 11th Dec

8 easy piecess – (11th 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:


Peppercanister Gallery

Kerlin – Paul Winstanley –  until 7th Jan

Oliver Sears – Hughie O’Donoghue: GORT RUA

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Enigma – Roxana Manouchehri

Cross Gallery

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