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.
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.
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?)
There’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
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
General Exhibition at the National Gallery
General Exhibition at the Chester Beatty
Tom Wood – Men and Women – Gallery of Photography
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