Things to do in Dublin (26-05-14 – 1-06-14)

The Dublin Dance Festival (May 20th – 31st) is the main event of the week, but we also hit the band holiday weekend, and there’s some fun looking events including Down with Jazz (you can win tickets here) Bloom and Forbidden Fruit.

The RHA Annual Exhibition starts May 27th. See the best and brightest of Irish Art, all in the one place!

There’s also Dublin Port Riverfest from (31st of May until 2nd June)

The Bealtaine Festival continues throughout May.



The AbbeySwing – (May 26th to the 31st) and Still Current (29th to 31st).

The Gate – An Ideal Husband until June 14th. Our review is here.

Project Arts Centre Dublin Dance Festival – El Pliegue/ Bruit de Couloir (28th to 30th),Quad (by Pan Pan! May 30th and 31st) and Ponies don’t play Football (May 30th and 31st).

Smock AlleyVoices for Mental Health: Green Ribbon Finale (27th May), Seven Deadly Sins (28th May), Clown Noir (27th – 29th May) and After Sarah Miles (May 30th to 6th June).

Viking Theatre has A Simple Twist of Fate – May 27th – June 7th.

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

Samuel Beckett Theatre – between shows

The Gaiety Theatre has Moll 27th May until 21st of June.

The Civic Theatre – AMÚ & CÓTAÍ DEARGA (28th), Just a Song of Twilight (29th), An Evening with Don Baker (30th).

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

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

Chancery Lane Creepy Jimmy from the 26th to the 31st.

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



IFI Ken Loach Season 

LADYBIRD LADYBIRD – Wednesday 28th May 2014 @ 18.30


Lighthouse CinemaGEORGIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – New Georgian films, documentaries and short films May 30 – June 1, 2014

Book Club – Jurassic Park at 18:30 on Monday 26 May



A pretty damn fine week, with Real Estate, Ware on Drugs as well as Forbidden Fruit (Flaming Lips et al.) and Down with Jazz Festivals. Exciting Times…

Mon 26 May
Grouplove – The Academy
Camera Obscura – The Button Factory
La Dispute – Whelan’s
Pierre Bensusan – National Concert Hall
Michael Bolton – The Olympia Theatre

Tue 27 May
Real Estate – Whelan’s
Glasser – The Button Factory
Michael Bolton – The Olympia Theatre
Schoolboy Q – Vicar Street

Wed 28 May
Scott Matthews – The Sugar Club
Electric Eel Shock – The Workman’s Club
Knoxville Morning – Whelan’s
Cara Dillon – Whelan’s

Thu 29 May
The War On Drugs – Vicar Street
Soft Metals – Whelan’s
There is a light (album launch) – Whelan’s
Orla Gartland – The Workman’s Club
Joan Shelley – The Workman’s Club
Eoin Duignan – Cafe Du Journal
CÓRus End of Year Concert – RDS
Maria Doyle Kennedy – The Sugar Club
Lords of Strut – Odessa
Pete Pamf – Whelan’s

Fri 30 May
Aslan – The Olympia Theatre
Croupier (final gig) – The Twisted Pepper
Codes – Whelan’s
Tell No Foxx – Whelan’s
Om Unit – The Twisted Pepper
SCNTST – The Twisted Pepper
Gareth Emery – The Academy

Sat 31 May
Down with Jazz – Meeting House Square
Forbidden Fruit Festival – Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Aslan – The Olympia Theatre
Green Floyd – The Button Factory
Carmen in Concert – National Concert Hall
The Dudley Corporation – The Workman’s Club
Harvest (a tribute to Neil Young) – Whelan’s

Jun 1 Sun
Forbidden Fruit – Kilmainham
Markus Schulz – The Academy
Down With Jazz – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators – The Sugar Club

Talks/ Lectures

National Gallery of Ireland – Jun 1 2014 15:00 –  ‘A Common Bond: Baroque art collected by the Milltowns & the Beits’, with Adrian Le Harivel, National Gallery of Ireland. Free public lecture.

NLI – Quenching the Prairie Fire: the collapse of the GAA in 1890s Ireland (28/5/2014) @ 7pm

Science Gallery – Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – 6pm – Tuesday Night Bites: Donuts, Cloud Picker Coffee, and Fiona Murphy



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

until 22 Jun 2014 Sheela Gowda: Open Eye Policy

RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition starts may 27th.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Eva Rothschild – Print  – 23 May 2014 – 21 September 2014

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

Vestibule – Art on the Square – Merrion Square – until 30th July

Chester Beatty – Permanent Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Mark Gary – 28th June

Oliver Sears – Colin Davidson — 26 Jun 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Amanda Coogan – Performance – Thursday May 29, 4-8pm

Taylor Gallery – Mary Lohan – until the 31st May

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

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