Things to do in Dublin (31-03-14 – 06-04-14)

The clocks have done their springing forward and it’s starting to feel an awful lot like Summer! Yes, we’re hoping for a good one, and it should draw people out of hibernation and back onto the streets of the capital. There’s an awful lot to do out there, go check some of it out…


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 GateAn Ideal Husband – Previews start April 3rd.


Project Arts Centre Woman Stood Regardless (4th to 5th April), Records Night (April 4th) and Pinto (April 4th) run this week.

Smock Alley has Pondling (31st to 5th), Anita Shreve with Sinéad Gleeson (April 2nd) and IDI presents Hamish Muir & Paul Hughes (April 3rd).

Viking Theatre has Beowulf: The Blockbuster from March 31st to 12th April. Our review from its first run is here. 

The New Theatre has Desire from the 24th of March to April 5th. Our review is here.

Samuel Beckett Theatre The Machinewreckers – April 1st to 3rd.

The Gaiety Theatre has YNWA – The Official History Of Liverpool Football Club from April 2nd to 12th.

The Civic Theatre has The Bridge Below the Town (April 1st to 5th), Life on the Dole and The Brothers (until April 5th)

Theatre Upstairs has Slippers until the 5th of April. Our review is here.

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

Chancery Lane has Joyced from March 31st to April 5th.

Bord Gais Energy CentreWarhorse until April 26th.



Wayne Lynch in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia

Shoreshots runs at the Lighthouse Cinema April 5th and 6th. This is a weekend of movies about those that love the waves!

Lighthouse Cinema Book Club – Dracula – Monday 31st at 18.30

The Workmans Den Cinema Club presents PULP FICTION 7pm – 01Apr

Essential Cinema – The 1990’s season is on at the IFI

UNFORGIVEN – Tuesday 1st April 2014 – 18.15



This is a week for the boy bands of the 90’s, or possibly 80’s, with the Backstreet boys and Gary Barlow in town. For some real music though, check out… Mouse on Mars, Miles Kane and the Riptide Movement, among others.
Monday 31st March 2014
Foreigner – Olympia Theatre – €39 – €50
Gary Barlow The O2 – €49.65

Tuesday 1st April 2014
Backstreet Boys – The O2
Danny G sings Marvin Gaye – Odessa Club – €10 – 8.30pm
Jazz Jam Session – The Grand Social – 9.00pm

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Kaleidoscope Night – Odessa Club – €12 – 9.00pm

Matt Cardle – The Academy – €23

The Music Of Percy French In New Arrangements By Bill Whelan Directed – National Concert Hall – €10 – €12 – 7.30pm

Thursday 3rd April 2014
Miles Kane – The Academy – €26.40
Luisa Omielan – What Would Beyonce Do? – The Sugar Club – €15
Indian Classical Music Concert Centre For Creative Practices – €7 – €10 – 8.00pm
Laura Elizabeth Hughes – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €11
The Music Of Percy French In New Arrangements – National Concert Hall – €10 – €12 – 7.30pm
Thad Beckman – Concert and Masterclass – The Workman’s Club – €8.50 – €16.50

Friday 4th April 2014
Duke Dumont – The Academy – €19.90
The Riptide Movement – Vicar Street – €19.50
Clockwork Orchestra – 12 Rutland Place
The Joinery Off-site –  The National Concert Hall National Concert Hall – €10
The Eskies – The Button Factory
Girls Names and Squarehead – Whelan’s – €12
Mouse On Mars + Sunken Foal [Live] & Solar Bears [DJ Set] – The Button Factory
Scott Maher – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €10
John Blek and the Rats – The Workman’s Club – €8
Pump Fiction – The Sugar Club – €7.50
The Fureys Tickets – Vicar Street – €30
Sunday 6th April 2014
The Voice of Ireland – Live Show The Helix – €25 – €80
Diane Cluck – The Workman’s Club – €10
Tish Hinojosa And Anny Celsi – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €12 – €14

Talks/ Lectures

Smock Alley has Anita Shreve with Sinéad Gleeson (April 2nd) and IDI presents Hamish Muir & Paul Hughes (April 3rd).

Science Gallery – Thursday, April 3, 2014 – 18:00 – Making a computer: Eben Upton, co-inventor of the Raspberry Pi

One City, One Books – Events Citywide.

National Gallery of Ireland -Apr 1 2014 10:30 – ‘If ever you go to Dublin Town…’, with Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth, Poets

Banter: Damian Barr in Conversation – Twisted Pepper – April 2nd at 6pm



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 – 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:


Kerlin – Fortnightly Features Presents – until 13th May

Oliver Sears – Sam Walsh  – from 3rd April to 8th May

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Mark Swords – Hinterland

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

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