Things to do in Dublin this week (23-12-13 – 29-12-13)

Well, honest to God, most things are closed this week. Again, blame Santa! It’s all the jolly guys fault. There still are some good gigs around the city and a few other events, so check it all out below. As ever, if you want to add anything, please do in the comments section below. The Waterboys in the Convention Centre is probably the best of them, but there’s also Jerry Fish, Something Happens and 3epkano.



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

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

Project Arts Centre sleeps.

It’s quiet at Smock Alley.

Viking Theatre has a quiet week.  

New Theatre slumbers.

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

Red Riding Hood is at the Civic Theatre (from Dec 23rd)

Theatre Upstairs snoozes.


The Muppet Christmas Carol 2

Christmas Crackers at the IFI with Its a Wonderful Life, White Christmas etc.

Naught or Nice season at the Lighthouse has It’s a Wonderful Life and Muppets Christmas Carol among others

Coen Brothers Season kicks off at the Lighthouse with Barton Fink on the 27th. ‘I’ll show you the life of the mind…’ Can that movie really be 22 years old. Wow.

Pandora’s Box – 1920’s silent melodrama ”Pandora’s Box” will be screened with live accompaniment from Dublin collective 3epkano – Fri 27 December 2013 @ 7.30 – Button Factory



Mon 23 Dec

Waterboys – Convention Centre

Jerry Fish – Whelans

Christy Moore – Vicar Street

Spring Break – The Button Factory

Little Green Cars – Pavilion Theatre

Tues 24th, Wed 25th and Thurs 26th

– Ah, nothing much!

Fri 27 Dec

The Barley Mob – Whelans

Paddy Casey – Vicar Street

Pandoras Box by 3epkano – Button Factory

Sat 28 Dec

Something Happens – Whelans

The Dublin Legends – Vicar Street

Mark Geary – The Grand Social

Dahi-Jim – Whelans

These Charming Men – The Village

House Of Dolls – The Workman’s Club

Turn – The Button Factory

Detroit Swindle – The Button Factory

Sun 29 Dec

Hothouse Flowers – Whelans

Christy Moore – Vicar Street


GS_homesickCheck the times, as they’re a bit all over the place this week!

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 -Winter Show – Until 30th Jan

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