Things to do in Dublin (03-02-14 – 09-03-14)

This week a legend of our times arrives in Dublin, with John Grant playing the Olympia on March 3rd. There are other great gigs such as Damien Jurado, Dylan Tighe, Sean Millar and Rufus Wainwright. There’s also a few new plays around, with Dreamland and Snow Angels at the Project and Conservatory at the Peacock among others. Check out the full list below…


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

Conservatory is at the Peacock from March 7th.

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

Project Arts Centre – Dreamland starts on the 3rd and runs until the 8th. Snow Angels runs from the 4th until the 15th.


Smock Alley has the fantastic Collaborations festival featuring over 30 different pieces, which runs until March 8th. Check out ‘Twit’ this week.

Viking Theatre is quiet this week.

The New Theatre has Retreat from the 3rd to the 8th of March.

Samuel Beckett Theatre – has At Sea from March 5th – 7th.

The Gaiety Theatre has Stones in his pockets from March 5th until 22nd.

The Civic Theatre has Faith from March 3rd until 8th and Making Lemonade form March 5th until 8th. 

Theatre Upstairs has Angels until the 8th March.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has ‘ In Dog Year’s I’m Dead’ until March 8th.

Chancery Lane has Terminus from March 7th – 18th.

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Dance till Dawn – from March 4th until 8th.


Wes Anderson Illustraion LANDSCAPE rgb webLight House Cinema – 8pm on 7th March 2014 – Wes Anderson Fancy Dress Party

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll season is on at the IFI, with part three ‘Rock n Roll’ running this month, with:

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL – Tuesday 4th March 2014- 18.30

AFTERNOON TALK: THE ROLLING STONES ON SCREEN 1963-2012 – Tuesday 4th March 2014 – 16.00

THIS IS ELVIS – Saturday 8th March 2014 – 16.00

EXPRESSO BONGO – Sunday 9th March 2014 – 16.00

Goldfrapp: Tales Of Us – Tuesday 04 March 2014 19:30



John Grant, John Grant, John Grant! I have these tickets for about six months, so have been looking forward to this one for a while now! It’s not all about John though, with Damien Jurado, Rufus Wainwright, Dylan Tighe and Homeboy Sandman in town. Best week of gigs in a while then.

Mon 03 Mar

John Grant – The Olympia Theatre

Fitz and The Tantrums – The Academy

Grace Wilde – Whelans

Jim Lauderdale – Whelans

Tue 04 Mar

Rufus Wainwright – Vicar Street

PictureHouse – The Sugar Club

The Head and the Heart – Whelans

Wed 05 Mar

Damien Jurado – Whelans

Kaleidoscope Night – Bells and Whistles – Odessa Club

Chvrches – The Olympia Theatre

Sarah Savoy – Whelans

Shlohmo – The Twisted Pepper

Bakermat – The Button Factory

Thu 06 Mar

Homeboy Sandman – The Sugar Club

Dylan Tighe & Sean Millar – Bewleys Cafe Theatre

New Music Dublin 2014 – National Concert Hall

Nina Persson – The Button Factory

Mojo Gogo – The Academy 2

Leaders Of Men – Whelans

Eliphino – The Twisted Pepper

Mike Skinner – Whelans

Dirty Epics – Whelans

Fri 07 Mar

Julie Feeney – RDS

Somadrone – The Joinery

New Music Dublin 2014 – National Concert Hall

Birtwistle In Dublin – National Concert Hall

Loefah – The Twisted Pepper

Finnebassen – The Button Factory

Sat 08 Mar

Beyonce – The O2, Dublin

New Music Dublin 2014 – National Concert Hall

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra – The Grand Social

John Heckle – The Twisted Pepper

R5 – Vicar Street

DJ Koze – The Button Factory

Sun 09 Mar

Beyonce – The O2

New Music Dublin 2014 – National Concert Hall

Stu Larsen – The Workman’s Club

Tommy Fleming – Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Talks/ Lectures

National Gallery of Ireland – Mar 4 2014 – 10:30 – ‘Images of conflict’, with Sean Kissane

National Gallery of Ireland – Mar 5 2014 – 13:30 – Coiscéim Dance Theatre – Dance Talking: Portraits of a Dancer, by David Bolger.

National Gallery of IrelandMar 6 2014 – 18:30 – Approaches to the work of the artist James Coleman

Gutter Bookshop – Book Launch for ‘A Model Partner’ by Daniel Seery – Tuesday 4th March – 6.30pm

National Library of Ireland – Adventurous Irish Women (5/3/2014) – Celebrate International Woman’s day with this talk on adventurous Irish women.


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 –  Last week and a must see!

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:

Cara Thorpe

Peppercanister Gallery


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

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

Cross Gallery – Cara Thorpe – Lost and Found – 6th March until 12th April

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