Things to do in Dublin (24-02-14 – 30-03-14)

Dublin has recovered from the general madness of St. Patrick’s day and the world continues as before. There’s lots of new stuff to see and do around the city, so without further ado…


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 until April 12th. Our review is here.

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

Project Arts Centre Addiction – including public conversations, screenings and performances.

Adventures in Failure

Smock Alley has Adventures in Failure (24th to 29th) and One sandwich short of a Genius

Viking Theatre has Mother of all the Behans from March 18th to the 29th.

The New Theatre has Desire from the 24th of March to April 5th.

Samuel Beckett Theatre – is quiet this week.

The Gaiety Theatre has Stones in his pockets until 29th. Our review is here.

The Civic Theatre has Little Thing, Big Thingfrom March 25th – 29th. LIFE ON THE DOLE and THE BROTHERS are also on from the 25th to the 5th of April.

Theatre Upstairs has Slippers from the 25th of March to the 5th of April.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Fishes at lunchtime until April 5th.

Chancery Lane has A Talent for Lying from March 25th – 29th.

Bord Gais Energy CentreWarhorse – from March 26th until April 26th.



The Project Arts Centre has a screening of Adam and Paul, with interviews with Lenny Abrahamson, Mark O’Halloran & Louise Lewis. Not to be missed! March 26th at 8pm.

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

SPECIAL PREVIEW: MEMPHIS – Tuesday 25th March 2014 – 18.30

BREADCRUMB TRAIL – Wednesday 26th March 2014 – 20.30

SPECIAL PREVIEW: THE PUNK SINGER – Friday 28th March 2014 – 20.30

SPECIAL PREVIEW: WE ARE THE BEST! – Saturday 29th March 2014 – 18.30

Sugar Club – The Night of Francophone Ads : Screening and Buffet – Tuesday 25th March 2014 / Free / 6pm – 11pm

Sugar Club  – Rattle & Hum : In Aid of Blossom Ireland – Thursday 27th March 2014 / €16 / 7.30pm – 11pm



With the Darkside, Omar, Dean Blunt, Pantha Du Prince and Wild Beasts in town this week, you’re spoiled for choice once more…

Monday 24th March 2014

OneRepublic Olympia Theatre – €27.90

The Wanted – The Farewell Tour The O2 – €33.50

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed Whelan’s – €16.50

Stu Larsen The Workman’s Club – €9

Niall McCabe Upstairs at Whelan’s – €10

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) The Button Factory – €24

New Music – The Scenes/Lucy’s Chamber/Young Buddha – Whelan’s – €5

Wednesday 26th March 2014

Earl Sweatshirt The Academy – €30

Andy Cairns Whelan’s – €20

An Evening with Dominic Kirwan 2014 Draiocht – €23 – €25

Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory National Concert Hall

Thursday 27th March 2014

UB40 The Academy – €40

The Contemporary Music Centre Salon: Robinson Panoramic Quartet (RPQ) – National Concert Hall

New Natives 1st Birthday: Otherkin (EP Launch) with Other Creatures / Women’s Murder Club / Pockets / Se The Grand Social – €5 – €7

Music In The Museum – National Museum, Archaeology – 10.00am

Contemporary Music Centre Salon Presents the Panoramic Quartet – National Concert Hall – 6.00pm

Orchestra – Music in the Classroom National Concert Hall – €8 – 10.15am

In Their Thousands Odessa Club and Restaurant – €8

Friday 28th March 2014

Booka Brass Band with special guests Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish and Daryl McCormack and support.. – The Button Factory – €8 – €10

UB40 – The Academy – €40

The Statics – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €5

Tokyo Police Whelan’s

Can’s Jaki Liebezeit and Burnt Friedman with Drums Off Chaos – The Grand Social – €20

Windband Concert – O’Reilly Theatre – €10

Omar – The Sugar Club – €19.25

House Of Cosy Cushions – The Workman’s Club – €8

Saturday 29th March 2014

Simone Felice – Whelan’s – €18

The Crayon Set – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €5

Wild Beasts – Olympia Theatre – €23.40

The Maine – The Academy – €15

Keywest – Vicar Street – €19

Dean Blunt – The Sugar Club – €15

John Byrne Band – The Workman’s Club – €10

Raglans – The Academy – €12.50

Sunday 30th March 2014

Daughtry – The Academy – €22.90

The Voice of Ireland – Live Show The Helix – €25 – €80

Jason Derulo – The O2 – €39.50

Up Close with Music – RHA Gallery – 2.30pm

The Revelers – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €13 – €15

Royal Blood – The Workman’s Club – €11.75

Talks/ Lectures

National Gallery of Ireland – Mar 27 2014 @ 18:30 – The Artist Alice Maher in Conversation

Gutter Bookshop – Book Launch for ‘In the Rosary Garden’ by Nicola White – Tuesday 25th March – 6.30pm

Dublin Writers Festival ‘Off The Page’ – Emma Donoghue at The Printworks, Dublin Castle – Saturday 29th March – 2.30pm


DorothyCross_open-700x390Connemara by Dorothy Cross is in full swin at the RHA.

I eventually made it to the Dorothy Cross exhibition in the RHA and came out gobsmacked! A must see.

If you fancy a road trip, there’s no better place than Visual in Carlow, for the rest of the Pat Scott retrospective.

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

RHA Gallery Ciaran Lennon until 27th April

James Hanley RHA: Souvenirs – April 27, 2014

Dorothy Cross – Connemara – until April 27th.

Douglas Hyde – 28 March – 21 May 2014

Gallery 1 – Gedi Sibony – 55 Years

Gallery 2 – Mongolian Folk Drawings

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

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

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

Private Galleries:

Cara Thorpe

Kerlin – Fortnightly Features Presents – 21st March until 13th May

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

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  –

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

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  1. the rather excellent Eli “Paperboy” Reed’s Whelans gig is April 24th guys not this week, well worth going to see him, as he is touring his fourth album.

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