Things to do in Dublin (30-06-14 – 6-07-14)

The group stages of the World Cup are over, so may people no have gaps in their evening schedules, and are returning into the light! There’s a mass of gigs and events on around the city, so check out the details below.

The Groove Festival with David Gray and Paloma Faith is at the beautiful confines of Kilruddery House, Bray from July 5th to 6th. There’s also Kanye West and Kings of Leon in Marlay Park.


The Price Arthur Miller photo by Pat Redmond

The AbbeyAristocrats officially opens on June 24th. Our review is here.

The Gate The Price by Arthur Millar, opening night July 1st. (Image Above)

Project Arts Centre Timons of Athens – from 04 Jul 2014-19 Jul 2014

Smock Alley Shane Gillen’s Lapse – 3rd to 12th. Float – 3rd July

Viking Theatre has Lambo until July 3rd.

The New Theatre has A Malady Of Migration from July 3rd to July 5th

Samuel Beckett Theatre Sleeps

The Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until 31st of Aug.

The Civic Theatre – My Brilliant Divorce – July 1st to 5th.

Theatre Upstairs closed for renovations.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Small Plastic Wars until July 19th. Our review is here. 

Bord Gais Energy CentreCody Simpson (July 4th)


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IFI Season – Beyond the Bechdel Test – IFI Cinema – July 3rd – 30th

“Named after American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who introduced the idea in her 1985 comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, the Bechdel Test requires that a film include at least two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man… ”

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK – Sunday 6th July 2014 – 16.05

Lighthouse Cinema – Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Film Festival 2014 (Tuesday, 1 July 2014).

Lighthouse CinemaSummer of Musicals

CABARET Cinema Book Club screening: (15A) – 6.30pm Mon 30th June, Late night screening: (15A) – 10.30pm Sat 5th July


3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 2nd July

3.30pm Sun 6th July



A lot of the big wigs are in town this week, with Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Eels, the Frames. Marlay Park is in full swing and there’s even some festivals around the country including the Groove Festival and Light Colour Sound Festival.

Mon 30 Jun
Richie Sambora – The Olympia Theatre
The Frames – Whelan’s

Tue 01 Jul
Eels – The Olympia Theatre
Slayer – The Academy
The Whereabouts – Whelan’s
Holly Williams – Whelan’s
Tinariwen – National Concert Hall

Wed 02 Jul
Kanye West and Pharrell Williams – Marlay Park
Eels – The Olympia Theatre
Anti Flag – The Village
Ailie Blunnie – Whelan’s
Anthrax – The Academy
Kodaline – Whelan’s

Thu 03 Jul
Ham Sandwich Live – Leopardstown
Jose James – The Sugar Club
Kodaline – Whelan’s
Walking On Cars – The Academy
Joanna Marie – Whelan’s
Red Empire – The Workman’s Club

Fri 04 Jul
Kings Of Leon – Marlay Park
All The Luck In The World – The Button Factory
Patrick Kelleher – Whelan’s
Light Colour Sound Festival – Shankill Castle
Tell No Foxx – HMV Grafton Street Dublin
The High Dyves – The Workman’s Club
Seven Quarters – Whelan’s
Corrina Jaye – Whelan’s
Cody Simpson – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Ike Stubblefield – The Sugar Club
Mark Knight – The Button Factory

Sat 05 Jul
Light Colour Sound Festival – Shankill Castle
Groove Festival 2014 – Kilruddery House
Arctic Monkeys Tribute Band – The Button Factory
Rebel Rebel – The Grand Social
Future Phantoms – Whelan’s (EP launch)
Darling – Whelan’s
Retro Revival – Sweeney’s
Ryan Elliott – The Button Factory

Sun 06 Jul
Groove Festival 2014
Before Cars – The Sugar Club
Andy Jordan – The Academy 2
Earthship – Whelan’s
Booka Brass – The Twisted Pepper

Talks/ Lectures

Irish Writers Festival – 2 July Songbook: exploring the craft of songwriting in music with Cathy Davey

Book launch: The Priest & The Prostitute by Angelina Kelly – Tuesday – 1 July, 6.30pm

National Gallery of Ireland -Jul 1 2014 14:00 ‘Early 20th century Irish art’. Free public talk,

NLI –  Thursday 3 July, 11.30am – 1pm, Children’s Coat of Arms Workshop

The Rise of the Geek – Department 51, Easons, Dundrum Town Centre – Tuesday July 1st at 8PM

GUESTS: Rick O’Shea (Radio God), David O’Callaghan (Eason Youth Book Buyer), Derek Landy (Author), Mick Minogue (Maker and Doer), Ciaran Walsh (Le Cool) and Fiona Hyde (The Daily Edge)



IMMA – Isabel Nolan: The weakened eye of day – 7 June – 21 September 2014

RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition – until 9th Aug.

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

Hugh Lane Gallery – Eva Rothschild – Print  – until 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 – until 12th July

Oliver Sears

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  –

Taylor Gallery – Bernadette Kiely – ‘…Everything Flows’ – Heraclitus  –  until 21 July 2014

5 replies »

  1. Hey, I’m in the band High Dyves that were playing Workman’s on Friday! Cheers for the mention on your blog! 🙂

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