Art

Things to do in Dublin (19-05-14 – 25-05-14)

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The Dublin Writers Festival is in full swing, with some great talks and gigs around the city. This week includes Ray Davies, Sebastian Barry, Johnny Vegas among many others. Two new festivals start with the Dublin Dance Festival (May 20th – 31st) and Dublin City Soul Festival (May 24th – 25th). You can read are preview of the Dance Festival here.

The Bealtaine Festival continues throughout May.

Theatre

Mrs Roosevelt flies to London

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

Project Arts Centre Dublin Dance Festival – Return to Absence, Please be Gentle/ Stay with me (Double Bill), Ours was Fen Country.

Smock AlleyDublin Writers Festival – including John Carey (May 21st), Edmund White (21st), Siri Hustvedt (24th), Claire Keegan & Bernard MacLaverty (25th).

Theatre? I Hardly KNOW Her!: A Neo-Futurist Attempt to Perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes – May 24th only.

Viking Theatre has Fred & Alice – until May 24th.

The New Theatre has Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London from the 19th to the 31st May.

Samuel Beckett Theatre Dublin Dance Festival – Thundra (20th to 23rd)

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

The Civic Theatre – Sweeney Todd – (May 20th to 24th) and Weighing In – (May 20th – 31st).

Theatre Upstairs has Variance from May 20th until May 31st.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has A New Day until 31st May (lunchtime).

Chancery Lane sleeps.

Bord Gais Energy CentreSingin’ in the Rain from May 20th to 31st.

Movies

Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac

IFI Ken Loach Season 

Looks and Smiles 18th May 16.00

Hidden Agenda + Time to Go 21st May 18.15

Riff-Raff 24th May 16.00

Raining Stones 25th May 16.00

Lighthouse Cinema – Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis – Friday 23 May 2014 20:40

Cinema Book Club: Jurassic Park – Monday 26 May 2014 18:30

Driving Miss Daisy + Live Satellite Q&A with Angela Lansbury – Sunday 25 May 2014 17:30

NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Encore) – Thursday 22 May 2014

Sugar Club –  Discotekken present The Irish Pub (Screening) plus live band TBA

Gigs

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Be Warned! Miley Cyrus is loose on the streets of Dublin. Lock your doors and don’t go out after dark! She may lick you with that monstrous tongue of hers! In the land of real music, there’s Speedy Oritz, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Clouds Nothing. You can win tickets for Jon Gomm here. 

There’s also Ray Davies, Alasdair Roberts and more in the Writers Festival.

Mon 19 May
Mutual Benefit – The Workman’s Club

Tue 20 May
Speedy Ortiz – The Workman’s Club
Miley Cyrus – The O2
Casey Black – Whelan’s

Wed 21 May
Jeff Beck – The Olympia Theatre
The Blind Boys of Alabama – National Concert Hall
Matt Redman – The Button Factory
No Sinner – The Workman’s Club
Steeleye Span – Whelan’s
Kate’s Party – Whelan’s
The Hard Ground – Whelan’s

Thu 22 May
Copacabana – National Concert Hall
Don Williams – The Olympia Theatre
Atlantic I/O – The Sugar Club
Tig Linn – Whelan’s
Paul Byrne – Abbey Tavern
Ghost Estates – Whelan’s

Fri 23 May
Jon Gomm – The Button Factory
Don Williams – The Olympia Theatre
Todd Terje – The Button Factory
Life Festival – Belvedere House
One Direction – Croke Park
Let’s French – The Village
dREA – The Workman’s Club
Miles Graham – The Sugar Club
Bouts – Whelan’s
Vann Music – Generator Hostel
The Mighty Stef – Cuckoo’s Nest
Lee Foss – The Academy

Sat 24 May
Dublin City Soul Festival 2014
Cloud Nothings – The Button Factory
Ana Gog EP Launch – The Grand Social
Life Festival – Belvedere House
One Direction – Croke Park
Let’s French – The Village
BadBadNotGood – The Sugar Club
The Longtails – Whelan’s
Dun Laoghaire Choral Society – St Ann’s Church
Hospitality – Whelan’s
Daniel Wang – The Twisted Pepper
Diamond Version – The Button Factory
Plutonic Dust – Whelan’s

Sun 25 May
Dublin City Soul Festival 2014
New Kids On The Block – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Life Festival – Belvedere House
One Direction – Croke Park
My Brother Joe – The Story Of Joe Dolan – The Olympia Theatre
No Crows(album launch) – Whelan’s
Ami Grady – Whelan’s

Talks/ Lectures

The Makers & PyLadies – 6pm at The Twisted Pepper
Made It Series: How To Make an App – 6pm at The Twisted Pepper

Dublin Writers Festival – Some tips for the Writers Festival below:

Mon May 19 / 8pm – RAY DAVIES IN CONVERSATION WITH JOSEPH O’CONNOR
Wed May 21 / 8pm – EDMUND WHITE
Fri May 23 / 7pm – ALASDAIR ROBERTS & ROBIN ROBERTSON – HIRTA SO
Fri May 23 / 8pm – SEBASTIAN BARRY, ANNE ENRIGHT & HUGO HAMILTON – TRANSLA
Sun May 25 / 4pm SIRI HUSTVEDT
Sun May 25 / 2pm – CLAIRE KEEGAN & BERNARD MACLAVERTY

Science Gallery – Tuesday, May 20, 2014 -Tuesday Night Bites: The Marker Hotel, Newgrange Gold, and Brigid Lanigan

Art

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IMMA – Pat Scott – Image and Space – until 22nd June.

until 22 Jun 2014 Sheela Gowda: Open Eye Policy

RHA Gallery – Sleeps – Annual Exhibition starts may 27th.

Douglas Hyde – 30 May – 30 July
Gallery 1 – Giorgio Griffa
Gallery 2 – Corita

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

Private Galleries:

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Kerlin – Mark Gary – from 23rd May – 28th June

Oliver Sears – Colin Davidson – 15 May 2014 — 26 Jun 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh – until May 23, 2014

Taylor Gallery – Mary Lohan – until the 31st May

Cross Gallery – Colin Crotty – In Between Days – until June 7th

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