Things to do in Dublin (21-07-14 – 27-07-14)

The Workhorse would just like to confirm that we’re gutted about Garth! The legend that is Mr. Brooks was due to dominate Croke park next Friday, but instead we’ll have to make do with the variety of events around the city.

Laya City Spectacular continues with City Soul Picnic in Merrion Square among others. There’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Dublin Castle which is not to be missed. There’s also the Vodafone Comedy Festival from the 24th to the 27th.

Festival of Curiosity run from24th to 27th, with events including Dara O’Brien on Curious Science among others. The Wonderful Collasping Horse take over the Project for a few days with Bears in Space (23rd-25th), Human Child (24th – 25th) and Pondling (24th) returns for one night only.


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Dublin Castle – July 3rd to 3rd of August

The AbbeyAristocrats until 2nd August. Our review is here.

The Gate The Price by Arthur Miller, until August 16th. It’s worth seeing, our review is here.

Project Arts Centre Bears in Space (23rd-25th), Human Child (24th – 25th) and Pondling (24th).

Smock Alley Festival of Curiosity 24th to 27th.

Viking Theatre has Tuesdays with Morrie from July 22nd to 2nd August.

The New Theatre has Streets and Stories until July 21st to 25th.

The Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st.

The Civic TheatreLets make a Ballet (21st to 25th), Bears in Space (26th)


Theatre UpstairsA Picture of Us – 15th to the 26th. This is the first production in their new space, so check it out!

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Crude Mechanicalsfrom 21st to the 16th of August.

Bord Gais Energy CentreDirty Dancing from July 8th to 26th.

Teachers Club – T@36 from the 22nd to the 26th.

Pavillion – Nirbhaya – 21st July to 2nd of August


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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… ”


WIVES – Wednesday 23rd July 2014 0 18.30

OBVIOUS CHILD (PREVIEW & DUBLIN PREMIERE) – Thursday 24th July 2014 – 18.30

Sugar Club Labyrinth – 23rd of July

Lighthouse CinemaSummer of Musicals

OLIVER! (G) – 3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 23rd July

3.30pm Sun 27th July

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (15A) – 10.30pm Sat 26th July



NO GARTHHHHH! Ok, we’ll have to live without the man. Not a classic week for gigs, but there’s still a few ones that we’d recommend. Bunny Wailer in the Button Factory on Tuesday and OKO & Alarmist in Whelans should both be fun. Festival wise there’s Dublin City Soul Festival 2014 and KnockanStockan 2014.

Mon 21 Jul
OKO & Alarmist – Whelan’s
Kevin Devine – Whelan’s

Tue 22 Jul
The Olllam – Whelan’s
Bunny Wailer – The Button Factory
The Daily Howl – Whelan’s

Wed 23 Jul
Tycho – The Button Factory
Big Sandy & His FlyRite Boys – The Grand Social

Thu 24 July
Sharon Shannon Live – Leopardstown
Immortal Technique – The Sugar Club
Scullion – Cafe Du Journal
We Were Giants – Whelan’s
Samantha Crain – Whelan’s
Jackal – Whelan’s

Fri 25 July
KnockanStockan 2014
Immortal Technique – The Sugar Club
Swords – The Button Factory
The Furious Haze – Abner Browns Barbershop
After The Ibis – The Grand Social
Carswell & Hope – The Workman’s Club
Daft as Punk – The Button Factory
The Big Barndance – The Academy
Nashville Comes To Dublin – The Sugar Club

Sat 26 July
Dublin City Soul Festival 2014
KnockanStockan 2014
Wounds – Whelan’s
The New Emperors – The Workman’s Club
Wounds – Whelan’s
One Horse Pony – Whelan’s
The Irish Garth Brooks Experience – The Academy
Nashville Comes To Dublin – The Sugar Club
James Zabiela – The Button Factory

Sun 27 Jul
Dublin City Soul Festival 2014
Dolores Keane – The Olympia Theatre
The Dublin Blues Cartel – Whelan’s
Nashville Comes To Dublin – The Sugar Club

Talks/ Lectures

Dublin Maker – Science Gallery – Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 10:00 to 18:00

National Gallery of Ireland – Jul 21 2014 13:00 – ‘Aspects of Irish Art’.

NLI –  Storytelling with Naill De Burca – Saturday, 26 July 1pm.

IMMA – Summer Rising Festival – 18th to the 26th of July – Talks, screenings, music, theatre and more…



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

Summer Rising Festival – July 18th to 26th.

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 – Deep one Perfect Morning – until 30th August

Oliver Sears – PAUL GAFFNEY, We Make the Path by Walking –  — 31 Jul 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Instant Crush-Group show –

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

Cross Gallery – Group Summer Show – featuring work by Andrew Thompson, Graham Crowley, Michael Wann, Alan Graham

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