Festivals

Things to do in Dublin (05-04-14 – 11-05-14)

So, what’s new this week? The Bealtaine Festival is in full swing and runs throughout May.  The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival runsfrom May 5th – 18th in many of the smaller venues around Dublin. It’s worth risking a limb, as a lot of them are really well done! Go check it out!

Theatre

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The AbbeyTwelfth Night runs until May 24th. Our review is here.

Pan Pan – Free Rehersal for Americanitis – The Seagull and other birds – Free daytime rehearsals for Pan Pan’s latest work. Last Week!

Project Arts Centre Break a Leg by Peter Sheridan until May 10th. Record Night #3 – May 9th at 7.30.

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Viking Theatre has Alice Devine . Not For Sale from April 28th until 9th of May.

The New Theatre has Eirebrushed – May 5th to 10th @ 19.30. A Boy and A Beam – May 5th to 10th @ 16.00 and 21.00.

Samuel Beckett Theatre It’s All Around Us – May 9th.

The Gaiety Theatre has Breaking Dad until 24th May. (run extended by one week!)

The Civic Theatre – Queens of Pimlico runs May 6th to 10th.  Variations, Concertino & Beauty and the Beast runs May 8th to 10th.

Theatre Upstairs has On City Water Hill from May 6th until May 17th.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has A New Day until 12th May (lunchtime). Harry Bird & the Rubber Wellies – May 10th @ 8.30

Chancery Lane has Revolution! May 5th to 9th.

Bord Gais Energy CentreNixon in China from May 11th to 17th.

Movies

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IFI Ken Loach Season 

KES – Monday 5th May 2014 – 18.15

FAMILY LIFE – Wednesday 7th May 2014 – 18.15

KEN LOACH INTERVIEW – Thursday 8th May 2014 – 18.30

CATHY COME HOME (FREE EVENT) – Thursday 8th May 2014 – 20.15

1st Dublin Arabic Film Festival from May 8th to 11th.

Lighthouse Cinema –  Frank + Lenny Abrahamson Q&A – Sat May 9th at 20.00

 IFI – Frank + Lenny Abrahamson – Friday May 8th at 6.30

Sugar ClubBrothers Hypnotic Documentary Irish Premier ( plus live cosmic performance & Q&A with Band)-  5th May 2014 – 15/€17.50 / 5pm – 11pm

Workmans Club – The Workman’s Club Cinema Club present Machete and Machete Kills – Double bill – 08 – May – 2014 – 7pm

Gigs

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This is the first really good week of Music in a long time, with Tori Amos, Michael Franti and This is how we fly, you’re spoiled for choice!

May 5 Mon
Tribute to Seamus Ennis – The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre Join us on Séamus Ennis’ 95th birthday to celebrate his… Details
O.R.B – playing and signing – HMV, Liffey Valley Details
Brothers Hypnotic Documentary by Reuben Atlas –  €15
Cinco De Mayo Mexican Fiesta with Mariachi San Patricio – The Grand Social – €5
The Webb Sisters – Whelan’s

May 6 Tue

Shonen Knife – Whelans – €15
Fat White Family – The Workman’s Club  – €13
Kirkos Ensemble presents K3 – The Sugar Club  – €5 / €10
Dune Rats – Upstairs at Whelan’s Guests: Me And My Dogg Details –  €10
Tori Amos – Olympia Theatre – €39.05

May 7th Wed

Tori Amos – Olympia Theatre – $39
Dúo Sincronía – Of the Irrational and the Rational – National Concert Hall Kevin Barry Room Details – €10
Hamell On Trial – The Workman’s Club
Music Network presents Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – Whelan’s – €13 / €18
Reeds to Ragas – Odessa Club  – €12
New Natives Presents: Alarmist / Stop All The Clocks / Beach / Ben Bix – The Grand Social – €6 / €8
The Nightingales – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €10 / €12
Live Forever – Oasis Tribute VS Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys Tribute – The Button Factory  – €12

May 8 Thu
Tori Amos – Olympia Theatre  – €39.05
The Ernie Watts Quartet – The Sugar Club – €32
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – Dublin Conservative Club – €13 / €15
Jagwar Ma – Whelan’s –  €15.50
O.R.B – HMV, Henry St Details
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – The Button Factory – €28
Reeling in the 60s – Pavilion Theatre – €23 / €25
Kurt Weill in Exile – National Concert Hall Concert  – €10 / €15
This Is How We Fly – The Grand Social – €8 / €12
Cahalen Morrison And Eli West – Upstairs at Whelan’s  – €13 / €15
The Minutes – Tower Records
Clutch – The Academy – €23
The Final Frontier – Sci Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters – National Concert Hall – €11 / €38

May 9 Fri
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Whelan’s – €28.50
KAMP! LIVE –  Button Factory – €12
Clouds (Turbo) – The Twisted Pepper – €13.95
Richard Dawson – BelloBar  – €12
Red Hurley – Draiocht  – €29.50
Ralph McTell – Celtic Cousins Tour – The Helix  – €22 / €26
:Hounds: / Gummidge / Samuel Beckett’s 3G Mobile Data Plan – The Joinery – €8 / €10
Marcos Valle – The Sugar Club  – €20
The Dukes Of Banjax – National Concert Hall Kevin Barry Room – €8 / €12
The Henry Girls – The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre  – €16
We Cut Corners – The Button Factory
Ralph McTell Country Cousins Tour – The Helix – €22 / €26
The Shoos – Upstairs at Whelan’s – €10

May 10 Sat
A Little (Jazz) Night Music – Cobalt Cafe – €15
Acceptable In The 80s (premiere) – Outhouse LGBT
Supper Club – The Camembert Quartet – Purty Kitchen – €10/32
Something Happens – Whelan’s – €22
Suggs – My Life Story – Olympia  – €28 / €30.50
Drive-By Truckers – Vicar Street  – €25
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash- Olympia Theatre  – €22.65 / €28.20
Dum Dum Girls – The Button Factory – €20
Wizards of Firetop Mountain / Venus Sleeps / Fuck Mountain / The Whole Sick – BelloBar  – €6 / €9
The Upload Tour 3 – Emma Blackery, Bribry And Dave Giles – The Academy Sold Out! Details – €11.60
Empire Circus – The Academy – €13

May 11 Sun
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash – Olympia Theatre –  €22.65 / €28.20
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion! – Whelan’s – €20
The Leonard Tinney Duo – National Concert Hall – €25
Bridal Rock – The Sugar Club – €10
Birds of Chicago – Upstairs at Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

National Gallery of Ireland – May 8 2014 18:30 20:30 – ‘The Greatness of Dutch Art’

Book Launch for ‘Thicket’s Wood’ by Rebecca Reid – Venue: The Gutter Bookshop – Date: Tuesday 6th May – 6.30pm until 8pm

Book Launch for ‘The Challenge of Retirement’ by Trish Murphy – Venue: The Gutter Bookshop – Date: Wednesday 7th May – 6.30pm until 8pm

Memories into Memoir: Translating life experience into memoir – Lecture  – Tuesday, 6 May 2.30pm – 4pm

Art

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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.

Vong Phaophanit: Line Writing – 11 May 2014

RHA Gallery – Sleeps

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:

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Kerlin – Fortnightly Features Presents – until 13th May

Oliver Sears – Sam Walsh  –  until 8th May

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Mark Swords – Hinterland

Taylor Gallery – Mary Lohan – 9th to 31st May

Cross Gallery – Colin Crotty – In Between Days – May 8th – June 7th

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