Things to do in Dublin (17-02-14 – 23-02-14)

It’s a big week for Film in Dublin, with JDIFF in full flow. There’s also a lot of new things at the theatre, with Sive in the Abbey and Vortex at the Gate. There’s the Collaborations festival at Smock Alley, which is well worth checking out. On the music front, there’s also St. Vincent, Midlake and John Murry visiting Dublin. Lots and lots to do as ever, on the streets of Dublin…


The Abbey – Previews of Sive by John B Keane continue, opening night is Wed 19tj. (until 12th April)

The Gate – Previews of The Vortex opens on Tuesday 18th. (until March 22nd)

Project Arts Centre – Care starts on the 19th (not to be missed) and runs until the 1st March. Visitant runs from the 20th to 22nd.


Smock Alley has fantastic series of plays by young and developing theatre makers. Collaborations features over 30 different pieces, check it out!

Viking Theatre has Charlie and Me from the 17th Feb until the 1st March.

The New Theatre has Joanna from the 17th until the 22nd of Feb.

Samuel Beckett Theatre – sleeps

The Gaiety Theatre has New Jersey Nights from the 24th of Feb.

The Civic Theatre has Chancer on Feb 18th – 22nd.

Theatre Upstairs has The Three Kings until the 22th Feb. Our review is here.

Chancery Lane has the Art of Wedlock until the 22nd of Feb. Our review is here.



JDIFF is in full flow, with a variety of events on around the city. You can see our preview here.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season is on at the IFI, with part two Drugs running this month, with The Connection (23rd) this week.

Sugar Club has the Almost Famous (Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute Night) on the 21st


st. vincent

I was thinking it was a slow week in Dublin, but with John Murry, St. Vincent and Midlake all in town, it’s actually quite the opposite. There’s also Liam O Maonlai in Chancery Lane Theatre, which is a lovely space if you want to check it out!

Mon 17 Feb

The X Factor Live Tour – The O2

Tue 18 Feb

Liam O Maonlai – Chancery Lane Theatre

The X Factor Live Tour – The O2

The Overtones – The Olympia Theatre

Laura Cantrell – Whelan’s

Silent Noise Parade – Whelans

Wed 19 Feb

George Ezra – The Sugar Club

Ruth Keggin – Whelans

Proudfoot – Whelans

Dar Williams – The Workman’s Club

Thu 20 Feb

Suzanne Vega – The Olympia Theatre

Sport Relief Does Dublin – Vicar Street

The Poor Boys – Whelans

2minutes2midnight – Whelans

The Beards – Whelans

Samantha Mumba – The Village

Note Productions’ Curator’s Club – Odessa

DJ Rashad – The Twisted Pepper

Fri 21 Feb

The 1975 – The Olympia Theatre

Monkey Safari – The Button Factory

The Journals – BelloBar

Blancmange – The Button Factory

The Revellions – The Grand Social

Peja Slums Attack – The Workman’s Club

Gangs – Whelan

Sat 22 Feb

St. Vincent – The Olympia Theatre

Oldskool – The Sugar Club

Alarmist – The Button Factory

Orla Gartland – The Academy 2

Kodo – National Concert Hall

BB&C – The Workman’s Club

Paddy Hanna – Whelans

The City Apples – Whelans

James Holden – The Twisted Pepper

Midland – The Button Factory

Waco – Whelans

Sun 23 Feb

John Murry – Pepper Canister Church

Midlake – Vicar Street

Micky Parsons – The Academy 2

Phisoa – BelloBar

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelans

Tupelo – Whelans

Kodo – National Concert Hall

Talks/ Lectures

The Science Gallery – Failure by designers, with OFFSET 2014 – Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 18:00

Jameson Dublin Film Festival and Irish Writers’ Centre present: Writers in Conversation JDIFF EVENT – 21.02.14 = 4.30PM – 6.00PM



Ireland received some sad news on Friday with the death of Pat Scott. This turns the opening of his retrospective in IMMA into a celebration of his life and work. A must see.

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


Richard Mosse – The Enclave –  on the recommendation of a friend I went along to his and was pretty well blown away. 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 – John Myers – until 30th March

Private Galleries:


Peppercanister Gallery –Ciaran Lennon – until 22nd Feb.

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

Oliver Sears – Ed Milano The Nature of Time  – 20 February – 27 March2014

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

Cross Gallery – If Walls could Dance – Amy Stephens – until 1st March

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