Things to do in Dublin (24-02-14 – 02-03-14)

So, the Film Festival disappears for another year, and what are we left with on the streets of Dublin? Don’t worry, we’ve got lots to keep you happy. What about the Collaboration festival in Smock Alley for starters?


The Grapes of Wrath
The AbbeySive by John B Keane continues (until 12th April). We thought it was lots of fun. Our review is here.

Also at the Abbey – 24 Hour plays. – 2nd March.

The GateThe Vortex by Noel Coward continues (until March 22nd). Our review is here.

Project Arts Centre – Care (not to be missed) runs until the 1st March. The Grapes of Wrath starts on the 27th and runs until the 1st of March.


Smock Alley has the fantastic Collaborations festival featuring over 30 different pieces, which runs until March 8th.

Viking Theatre has Charlie and Me until the 1st March.

The New Theatre has Retreat from the 3rd of March (next week).

Samuel Beckett Theatre – has Interloper from the 27th until the 1st of March.

The Gaiety Theatre has New Jersey Nights until the 1st of March.

The Civic Theatre has More Light and Journey’s End, until March 2nd.

Theatre Upstairs has Angels from the 25h until the 8th March.

Chancery Lane has Liam O’Maonlai – Feb 25th

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – until March 1st.


Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season is on at the IFI, with part two Drugs running this month, with:

CHRISTIANE F. – Wednesday 26th February 2014 – 18.20

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM – Thursday 27th February 2014 – 18.30

NT Live: National Theatre’s War Horse (12A) -27th February 2014 – Cineworld among others.

Best Picture – Review at the Lighthouse

PHILOMENA – SUN 23RD 18.50 – MON 24TH 16.00, 18.10

12 YEARS A SLAVE – MON 24TH 15.20, 18.05

AMERICAN HUSTLE- TUE 25TH 15.35, 20.40


CAPTAIN PHILLIPS – WED 26TH 18.00 – THU 27TH 15.25

Cinema Book Club at the lighthouse – High Fidelity – Feb 24th at 6.30


MCMP-logo1Not a classic week for music in Dublin, but with the Meteor Choice Awards, I Draw slow and the Jezebels, there’s enough to keep you going! Check the details below.

Mon 24 Feb

Hermitage Green – Bewlets Cafe

Eric Church – The Olympia Theatre

The Aristocrats – The Grand Social

Tue 25 Feb

New Jersey Nights – Gaiety Theatre

Danny Brown – The Academy

The Statics – Whelans

New Road – Whelans

The Quakers – Whelans

Liam O Maonlai – Chancery Lane Theatre

Wed 26 Feb

Square Pegs – Whelans

Ronan O Snodaigh – Whelans

New Jersey Nights – Gaiety Theatre

Rachel Sermanni – The Workman’s Club

Thu 27 Feb

Meteor Choice Music Awards – Vicar Street

Reggae Pie – The Grand Social

Hermitage Green – The Academy

Tvvins – Whelans

New Jersey Nights – Gaiety Theatre

The Hardcore Priests of Yemen – The Twisted Pepper

Carriages – Whelans

Fri 28 Feb

James Blunt – Vicar Street

Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters – Whelans

Fantastique – NCH

Maximo Park – Whelans

Crystal Antlers – The Workman’s Club

New Jersey Nights – Gaiety Theatre

Andrew Ashong – The Sugar Club

Tom Colontonio – The Academy 2

Kyle Hall – The Twisted Pepper

Pleasurekraft – The Button Factory

The Wood Burning Savages – Whelans

Saturday 1st March

Ellie Goulding – O2

Claude Von Stroke (Dirty Bird) – Button Factory

Twenty One Pilots The Academy

Reeve Carney The Workman’s Club

Julia Kent Odessa Club and Restaurant

Chamber Music with Trio Paderewski Pepper Canister Church

I draw Slow – Whelans

The 4 of Us – Vicar Street

POGO: Subject & Vision Collector present Virginia – The Twisted Pepper

New Jersey Nights – Gaiety Theatre

The Jezabels – The Button Factory

Sun 02 March

Brendan Cole – Licence to Thrill Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Midge Ure – An Acoustic Evening The Sugar Club

Birdy – Vicar Street

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Sundays – Noon Concert Series Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery

The Hibernian Orchestra Concert Spring Concert – RDS

James Bay – The Academy

The Jezabels – The Button Factory

Talks/ Lectures

National Gallery of Ireland – Feb 27 2014 18:30 20:00 – The Artist Amanda Coogan in Conversation

National Gallery of Ireland – Feb 26 2014 13:30 14:00 – Coiscéim Dance Theatre – Dance Talking: Portraits of a Dancer, by David Bolger. Admission free

National Gallery of IrelandMar 1 2014 10:00  – Study Day: War Artists – Focusing on World I, this Study Day includes contemporary poets and artists and it is accompanied by a reading of war poetry

Banter: Living for the City – Alternative Spaces – Wed 26th at 6pm at The Twisted Pepper

Does Dublin Need A Real Mayor? – Little Museum of Dublin


pscottmeditationpaintingIf you fancy a road trip, there’s no better place than Visual in Carlow, for the rest of the Pat Scott retrospective! So much to see.

IMMA – Pat Scott – Image and Space – until 18th May.

RHA Gallery Ciaran Lennon until 27th April


Richard Mosse – The Enclave –  until March 12th –  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 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

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

Oliver Sears – Ed Milano The Nature of Time  – until 27 March2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Ulrich Vogl – until 22nd March 2014

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

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