Things to do in Dublin this week (6-1-14 – 12-1-14)

So, things are settling down a little bit, right? Life is returning to normal after a brief spell of madness over the holidays. All the emigrants have returned to their adopted homes, and it’s just us lot left behind. Don’t worry though, there’s lots to see and do around the city, with the First Fortnight Festival the main attraction. Cass McCombs is the highlight on the gig front!



As if a spell has been lifted, Panto season ends with a bang, and all the theatres are up and running (mostly). Dolls and A Year of Magical Wanking are like old friends returning to see us after a long time away! They’ve both been on stage in Dublin before in the Fringe, and have returned as part of First Fortnight Festival.

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

The Gate – Previews of Pride and Prejudice continues until Jan 18th. Our review is here.

Project Arts Centre wakes from it’s slumber and gives us Dolls, A Year of Magical Wanking and Lotus-Eater. Our review of Dolls is here.

Smock Alley opens its eyes, stretches and then delivers Terminus, the Anti-Room and the Joyriders.

Viking Theatre has a Picture of Dorian Gray from the 6th – 18th of Jan.

Confusion Boats is at the New Theatre from Jan 2nd – 11th. We liked it, our review is here.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is at the Gaiety Theatre until Jan 19th.

The Civic Theatre has Tommy Tiernan on January 9th, and Nights on Broadway on Jan 11th.

Theatre Upstairs snoozes.



Coen Brothers Season is in full flow at the Lighthouse with the Fargo on the 8th. A chance to relive that scene with the wood chipper!

Odessa as its Movie Club presents Lawrence of Arabia –  January 12, 2014 2pm

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season is on at the IFI, with the first part Sex running this week. You can see the great ‘Don’t look Now’ and ‘In the realm of the senses’.

Little Miss Sunshine is at Brooks Hotel’s Private Cinema on the 9th at 7.30 (I’ve never been, anyone?)


cass-mccombsThere’s only one gig I’m really excited about this week, and that’s Cass McCombs in the Workman’s Club on Saturday night. Attendance is compulsory! Check him out below if you’re not familiar with his work. Otherwise, it’s a pretty slow week, but see what you can see below.

Tues 07 Jan

Dirk Powell, Michael McGoldrick, Brendan Gleeson and Francis Gaffney – Sugar Club

Thu 09 Jan

Finbar Furey – Vicar Street

Fri 10 Jan

Hare Squead – The Academy 2

Finbar Furey – Vicar Street

The Boxing Plot – The Grand Social

Sat 11 Jan

Heathers – The Button Factory

Cass McCombs – The Workman’s Club

Lindi Ortega – The Sugar Club

Dj Bone – The Twisted Pepper

Talks/ Lectures

Anti Room – Smock Alley Theatre – Thursday 9th at 9.30

The Anatomy of Liverpool : An Evening with Jonathan Wilson, Scott Murray & host John Keith – Jan 12th at the Sugar Club



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

Eileen Gray – IMMA Kilmainham – until Jan 19th

RHA Gallery – New Exhibitions from the 17th Jan.

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 – Willie Doherty – from the 17th Jan

Oliver Sears – Hughie O’Donoghue: GORT RUA (finishes 9th Jan)

Sean Hillen and Stephanie Rowe – 16 January 2014 – 13 February 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Enigma – Roxana Manouchehri (until 14th Jan)

Cross Gallery -Winter Show – Until 30th Jan

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