Things to do in Dublin this week (20-1-14 – 26-1-14)

Well, here wer are, back at this weeks ‘Things to do’ post, it’s like nothing ever happen, nothing happens at all, the needle returns to the start of the song and we all sing along like before. Yes, Del Amitri are in town this week, (see our gig guide below) along with the Tradfest kicking off in Temple Bar (our preview is here). Lots to do as ever…


Colleen Bawn

Colleen Bawn at the Gaiety is probably the big draw in town, with Druid coming to Dublin once more. There’s a version of The Brothers Karamazov in the Samuel Beckett theatre. There’s also previews of Pride and Prejudice has been extended (again) at the Gate.

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

The Gate – Previews of Pride and Prejudice extended until the 8th of Feb. Our review is here.

Project Arts Centre Preview of The Tender Thing start on the 23rd of Feb.

Smock Alley has Macbeth (until the 25th Jan) which is top notch. Our review is here.

Viking Theatre has a Break a Leg (Peter Sheridan) from the 22nd Jan until the 1st of Feb.

The New Theatre has the Tradfest from the 22nd to the 26th.

Samuel Beckett Theatre The Brothers Karamazov from the 23rd to the 1st Feb. I’d recommend you check this one out, could be good!


The Gaiety Theatre has Druid’s Colleen Bawn from the 21st to the 25th.

The Civic Theatre has Tenderfoot this week, from the 23rd to the 25th.

Theatre Upstairs snoozes.


Night of the Hunter

Coen Brothers Season is in full flow at the Lighthouse with the O Brother, Where are thou? on the 22nd.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season is on at the IFI, with the first part Sex running this week, with Shame among others this week.

The Night of the Hunter is also at the IFI. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must!

Up is at Brooks Private Cinema on 23rd of Jan, with tickets €10pp and include a popcorn and S. Pellegrino drink.



This week, it’s all about the Tradfest, with a huge amount of gigs around the Temple Bar area. The best of the rest is probably the New Mendicants in Whelans on Friday the 24th. See their version of ‘Everything Flows’ below, not to be missed!

Mon 20 Jan

American Spiritual Ensemble – RDS

Megan Nicole – The Button Factory

Tue 21 Jan

Nathaniel Rateliff – The Academy 2

American Spiritual Ensemble – RDS

Wed 22 Jan

Del Amitri – Vicar Street

Eleanor McEvoy – St. Michan’s Church

City And Colour – The Olympia Theatre

Thu 23 Jan

Declan Sinnott – Whelans

The Olllam – The Button Factory

Frances Black – St. Michan’s Church

Zervas & Pepper – The Sugar Club

Stockton’s Wing – St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Little Puzzles – Whelans

Baile An Salsa – The Morgan

Mojo Gogo – Whelans

Fri 24 Jan

The New Mendicants – Whelan’s

We Banjo 3 – St. Werburgh’s Church

Christy Moore – Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Flame Festival – Grand Social (Leaders of Men etc)

Bellowhead – The Button Factory

Ahmad Jamal – Vicar Street

Son Lux – The Workman’s Club

Jeannette Byrne – Abbey Tavern

Orla Feeney – The Academy

Sat 25 Jan

Christy Moore – Bord Gais Energy Theatre

John Newman – The Academy

CPNHGN – The Button Factory

Seth Lakeman – St. Michan’s Church

Johnny Duhan – St. Werburgh’s Church

Jay Lumen – The Academy

Super Céilí – Meeting House Square

XYconstant & Wilfred Giroux – The Academy

Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery – The Button Factory

Mojo Gogo – The Grand Social

Macalla – St. Werburgh’s Church

XYconstant & Wilfred Giroux – The Academy

Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery – The Button Factory

Sun 26 Jan

Mojo Gogo – The Grand Social

Macalla – St. Werburgh’s Church

Talks/ Lectures

The Science Gallery – Digital Biscuit (innovative film and tv) on the 23rd Jan at 6pm

National Library of Dublin – To hell or to Kimmage’: planning outcomes of the 1913 Church Street disaster (21/1/2014) at 7pm


IMMA – Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist – until 26th Jan (Last Week!)

Eileen Gray – IMMA Kilmainham – extended until Jan 26th (Last Week!)

One Foot in the Real World – until April 13th.

RHA Gallery Ciaran Lennon until 27th April

The Work of Michael Farrell –  until 23rd February

Douglas Hyde –From 24 January – 19 March 2014

Gallery 1 – Andrea Büttner

Gallery 2 – Coptic Textiles

Dublin Divided is at the Hugh Lane Gallery until 2nd Feb.

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

Costumes Parisiens, fashion plates from 1912-1914at the Chester Beatty until March 30th

The Light of Other Days until Jan 26th – Gallery of Photography

Private Galleries:


Peppercanister Gallery –Ciaran Lennon – until 22nd Feb.

Kerlin – Willie Doherty – (image above) until the 4th March.

Oliver Sears – Sean Hillen and Stephanie Rowe  – 13 February 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Assumptions by Robert Armstrong (until 15th Feb)

Cross Gallery -Winter Show – Until 30th Jan

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