Things to do in Dublin (07-04-14 – 13-04-14)

This week, we’ve got a new production of ‘An Ideal Husband’ starting in the Gate. The Japanese Film Festival starts in the Lighthouse, and there’s the Spotlight seminar  in the IFI. On the gig front, there’s Kurt Vile, Asgeir and Status Quo! Go explore…


AN Ideal Husband

The AbbeySive by John B Keane continues (until 12th April). Last week! Our review is here.

Conservatory is at the Peacock until April 12th. Last week! Our review is here.

The GateAn Ideal Husband – Opening Night April 8th until June 14th.

Project Arts Centre Swimming with my Mother (8th to 12th April), Sean Hughes – Penguins (April 10th) and If I go suddenly: Charity Shop stories (April 12th) run this week.

Smock Alley has Cornerstones (7th to 19th), Almost, Maine (April 11th) and Invasion from Planet Vampire (April 12th).

Viking Theatre has Beowulf: The Blockbuster until 12th April. Our review from its first run is here. 

The New Theatre has Stags and Hens from April 9th – 12th.

Samuel Beckett Theatre – Ascension– April 9th.

The Gaiety Theatre has YNWA – The Official History Of Liverpool Football Club until 12th. Our review is here.

The Civic Theatre has 1959 Pink Thunderbird (April 9th to 12th), The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh (until April 12th)

Theatre Upstairs has My Bedsite Window from 8th of April to the 19th.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Lambo from April 7th to 12th May (lunchtime).

Chancery Lane has The Secret of Mesmer on April 9th.

Bord Gais Energy CentreWarhorse until April 26th.


Japanese Film FestivalLighthouse Cinema has the Japanese Film Festival from April 9th to 17th

Working Girl is at the Lighthouse on April 12th at 22.45

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

FARGO – Tuesday 8th April 2014 – 18.30

 IFI Spotlight Seminar – A series of lectures on various topics. – April 12th. See Talks/ Lectures below for details


Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile is in Whelans on Monday and Tuesday, and there’s also the Strypes, Join me in the Pines, Ásgeir and…. Status Quo

Mon 07 Apr

Kurt Vile – Whelan’s
Pelicans – The Workman’s Club
Vladimir – National Concert Hall
Tue 08 Apr
Kurt Vile – Whelan’s
DevilDriver – The Academy
Changing Gears – Whelan’s
Palma Violets – The Workman’s Club
The Plateau Sessions – The Workman’s Club
Wed 09 Apr
Tinie Tempah – The O2
Essential Classics – National Concert Hall
Thu 10 Apr
Tumbling Bones – Whelan’s
Culture Vultures – Odessa
Moscow Metro – The Academy 2
Youth Mass – Whelan’s
Crowhammer – Whelan’s
Fri 11 Apr
The Strypes – The Academy
Dublin Gospel Choir – The Button Factory
TabloidTv – Whelan’s
Join Me in the Pines – The Unitarian Church
Malcolm Holcombe – Whelan’s
Ásgeir – The Sugar Club
Women’s Christmas – Whelan’s
Sat 12 Apr
Status Quo – The O2
The Strypes – The Academy
D.F.F. – The Button Factory
Wild Promises – Whelan’s
The Stoney Brokes (album launch) – The Village
Ross Breen – The Unitarian Church
Evian Christ – The Button Factory
Detroit Techno Militia – The Academy 2
Gamper & Dadoni – The Academy
Sun 13 Apr
Rebecca Ferguson – Vicar Street
Carlinhos Cruz – The Sugar Club
The Revelator Orchestra – The Workman’s Club
Gig for Hughie – Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

IFI Spotlight Seimar – April 12th – Free tickets!

Opening Address (11am) – David Kavanagh’s ( Chief Executive of the Writers Guild of Ireland) –

Year in Review – 11.40 – , chaired by Tony Tracy oand (Jane Gogan, Head of Drama at RTÉ), feature films (Ed Guiney, Element Pictures), animation (Gerry Shirren, Managing Director, Cartoon Saloon) and documentary (Rachel Lysaght, Underground Films).

Una Mullally – Soapbox (3.15pm) – response to the body of film and television work that is being produced in Ireland.

Cross-Cultural Connections (15.45pm)Chair of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke with  Jesse Jones (Visual Artist & Curator), Eoin Purcell (Publisher, New Island), Róise Goan (Theatre Curator) and Bernice Harrison (Irish Times)

Science GalleryWednesday, April 9, 2014 – 18:30 to 20:00 – Python Talk with Jonathan Sedar

Science Gallery – Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 12:00 to Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 18:00 – The FAIL BETTER Beckett Lab, with the Samuel Beckett Summer School – €30 (non-students) or €20 (students)

One City, One Books – Events Citywide.

National Gallery of Ireland – Apr 13 2014 15:00 –  Sunday Lecture Series –
‘Sarah Purser RHA and the NGI’, with Catherine Marshall, Co-editor of 20th Century Ireland Dictionary of Irish Art & Architecture. Free public lecture.



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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