Things to do in Dublin (10-02-14 – 16-02-14)

Love is in the air…. everywhere I look around… do do do, do do do. Yes, it’s another one of those holidays created by greeting card companies, if you want to be a cynic. Otherwise it’s a celebration of old St. Valentine and his wild loving, who you can visit in Whitefriar street. A couple of old friends leave the stages of Dublin, and we welcome new ones, with Sive in the Abbey and the Vortex in the Gate both starting previews this week. There’s also Counter Culture and Godot has come. There’s also a lot of good gigs on in the city, with Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Dylan Tighe and Young Fathers. Check it all out below, and you never know, this could be the week for… love!


Katie O'Kelly's Counter Culture
The Abbey – Previews of Sive by John B Keane starts on Feb 12th. (until 12th April)

The Gate – Previews of The Vortex start on Feb 13th. (until March 22nd)

Project Arts Centre – A Tender Thing runs until the 15th Feb. Our review is here.

Smock Alley has Breathless until the 15th of Feb. Our review is here.

Mrs. Ripley’s Trip & Uncle Ethan Ripley is on the 10th of Feb.

Viking Theatre has My Brilliant Divorce until the 15th Feb.

The New Theatre has Katie O’Kelly’s Counter Culture until the 15th of Feb.

Samuel Beckett Theatre Godot has come Feb 14th – 15th.

The Gaiety Theatre is quiet this week, but has New Jersey Nights from the 24th of Feb.

The Civic Theatre has The Waiting Room on Feb 15th and 16th.

Theatre Upstairs has The Three Kings from the 11th until the 22th Feb.

Chancery Lane has the Art of Wedlock from the 11th until the 22nd of Feb.

The Lir has Twelfth Night until Feb 12th. – These are student productions and a chance to see the best and brightest talents emerging form Lir. Check it out!


Only lovers left alive

JDIFF starts this Thursday, which is all very exciting. More new movies around the city than you can shake a stick at. You can see our preview here.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season is on at the IFI, with part two Drugs running this month, with Scarface (15th) and Fear and Loating in Las Vegas (16th) this week.

A special preview of the wonderful Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers left Alive is on Feb 14 in the Lighthouse and the IFI, among others.

Off the Ball: Any Given Sunday is on at the Lighthouse on Feb 11th.

The Broken Circle Breakdown is on at the Odessa Club on Feb 11th at 8pm (free).

Sid and Nancy is at the Twisted Pepper on Feb 13th at 8pm.

Sugar Club has the Rocky Horror Show Anti Valentines Delight on Feb 14th and Film Fatale – The Artist on the 15th.


Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

A good week of gigs ahead, with workhorse favorites Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Dylan Tighe and Young Fathers in town, all come heavily recommended. Pip is fantastic live, I must have seen him about five times already and enjoyed every one of them!

Mon 10 Feb

Rudimental – The Olympia Theatre

The Boxer Rebellion – Whelans

Lite – The Workman’s Club

Tue 11 Feb

The Kerrang Tour 2014 featuring: Limp Bizkit – The Olympia Theatre

Liam O Maonlai – Chancery Lane Theatre

The Virgins – The Academy 2

White Trash & The Spear Headed Sparraw Hawks – Whelans

Wed 12 Feb

Damien Dempsey – The Button Factory

Duke Special’s Gramaphone Club – Liquor Rooms

Dead Prez – The Sugar Club

Jarrod Dickenson – Whelans

Thu 13 Feb

Eddi Reader – Vicar Street

Hamlet’s Fantasy/ Soundings – NCH

Damien Dempsey – The Button Factory

Dylan Tighe – The Grand Social

Planningtorock – Whelan’s

Teengirl Fantasy – The Workman’s Club

Seanie Vaughn – Whelans

Superblondes – Whelans

Fri 14 Feb

Young Fathers – The Twisted Pepper

Caroline Moreau – Whelans

The Doors Alive – The Academy

Amoric – The Academy 2

Jack Lukeman – A Valentine’s Night Spectacular – Vicar Street

Kammerpop – Whelans

Wankelmut – The Button Factory

Sat 15 Feb

Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Vicar Street

Forest Swords – The Button Factory

Lisa O’Neill – Whelans

Elaine Mai – The Workman’s Club

Pional – The Button Factory

Sun 16 Feb

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

Grouplove – The Academy

The Ben Prevo Band – BelloBar

The Stray Birds – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

Handle with Care – Valentines Day Edition – Twisted Pepper – 10th Feb at 8pm – “The only letter reading open mic night in town.”

The Science Gallery – A cure for spinal cord injury? Mark Pollock and Superman’s legacy –  12th Feb at 6pm

Ice Project – Great Outdoors – Feb 13th.

Armistead Maupin – Pavilion theatre Friday 14th Feb



The opening of the legend of our times, Pat Scott is this week, and it’s going to be unmissable! Really looking forward to this one.

IMMA – Pat Scott – Image and Space – from 16th of Feb.

RHA Gallery Ciaran Lennon until 27th April

The Work of Michael Farrell –  until 23rd February (almost the last week, go check it out!).

Douglas Hyde – until 19 March 2014

Gallery 1 – Andrea Büttner

Gallery 2 – Coptic Textiles

Hugh Lane Gallery – Sleepwalkers with Gavin Murphy from 20th Feb until 25th of May.

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

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

Gallery of Photography – No Current Exhibition.

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 – If Walls could Dance – Amy Stephens

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