Things to do in Dublin (28-07-14 – 3-08-14)

Shouldn’t you be outside? It’s a sin to be in on a day like today! Ok, it’s too sunny to do most things, but if you get bored sitting in the sun, here’s a list of things to investigate. The sun will never last anyway, it’s too un-Irish!

Out of the list below, we’d recommend A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Dublin Castle, Jesus and Mary Chain in Vicar Street. If you’re in need of a festival or two, there’s Castle Palooza and Indie Pendence.


waiting for Godot

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Dublin Castle – July 3rd to 3rd of August. Our review is here.

The AbbeyAristocrats until 2nd August. Last Week! 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   31 Jul 2014 – Exhibitions/Special event – Omnipresent – The Centre for Dying on Stage #1

Smock Alley  The Zoo Story – Amigos Theatre Company – 29th July – 9th August in The Boys’ School

Waiting for Godot – 29th July – 23rd Aug 2014 at 7:30pm

Viking Theatre has Tuesdays with Morrie until 2nd August.

New Theatre has Old Flames from July 28th until August 9th.

Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st.

Civic Theatre – Camp Fame from 28th July until 17th August

Sex, Drugs & Tinned Ravioli

Theatre Upstairs – Sex, Drugs and Tinned Raviloi from July 29th until August 9th

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has Crude Mechanicals until 16th of August.

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Showboat from July 29th until August 2th.

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



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… ”

THE CRITICAL TAKE (FREE FILM CLUB JULY 2014) – Monday 28th July 2014 – 18.30

YIELD TO THE NIGHT – Tuesday 29th July 2014 – 18.30

IFI & EXPERIMENTAL FILM CLUB: RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX – Wednesday 30th July 2014 – 18.30

Sugar Club – Thu Jul31 – “Big Star” Live In Memphis (Sneak Preview – 1st screening outside of Memphis, TN)

Lighthouse Cinema – Summer of Musicals –

GREASE (PG) – 3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 30th July

3.30pm Sun 3rd August

GREASE: SING-ALONG SPECIAL (PG) – 10.30pm Sat 2nd August

Cinema Book Club: Fantastic Mr Fox – Monday 28 July 2014 – 18:30

GAZE – International LGBT Film Festival – Lighthouse Cinema – 31st July to 5th August


Jesus and Mary Chain

STILL NO GARTHHHHH! Ok, I’m over it, he’s not going to come, I have to live with that and move on! There’s still the Jesus and Mary Chain, Picturehouse and Alabama 3 to keep you busy, among others below.

Mon 28 Jul
SONG CYCLE w/ Gavin Mee, Caroline Kiernan, Shane O’Reilly & more – Whelans Upstairs

Tue 29 Jul
Bear Plays Spoons – Whelan’s

Wed 30 Jul
PictureHouse – The Button Factory
Grace Wilde – Whelan’s
BadBadNotGood – The Sugar Club
Cath & Phil Tyler – The Workman’s Club
Martin Stephenson – Whelan’s

Thu 31 Jul
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Vicar Street
Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man – Whelan’s
The Chills – The Button Factory
Zaska – The Workman’s Club

Fri 01 Aug
Castle Palooza – Tullamore
Alabama 3 – Whelan’s
Indiependence Festival – Deer Farm, Mitchelstown, Cork
Legend – The Bob Marley Experience – The Button Factory
Daniel Martin Moore – The Workman’s Club
Sisters – Whelan’s
Oak Hollow – The Grand Social
Legends Of Old Skool 2 – The Academy
LTJ Bukem – The Twisted Pepper
1Late Nite Tuff Guy – The Button Factory

Sat 02 Aug
Castle Palooza – Tullamore
Indiependence Festival – Mitchelstown, Cork
Summer Showcase Festival
Megacone – The Grand Social
Spies – Whelan’s
Race The Flux – Whelan’s
Slow Magic – The Button Factory

Sun 03 Aug
Castle Palooza – Tullamore
Indiependence Festival – Mitchelstown, Cork
Dublin City Block Party (Dublin 8)
Death In The Sickroom – The Workman’s Club
Sasha – The Button Factory

Talks/ Lectures

Science Gallery – Strange Weather – until 5-10-14

National Gallery of Ireland – Jul 29 2014 – 13:00 – ‘The world of Jack B. Yeats’ – Lecutre

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

IMMA – 31 Jul 2014 Discussion + Preview | David Kronn + Sean Kissane – 5pm – Garden Galleries

Art –


IMMA – Isabel Nolan: The weakened eye of day – until 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 – 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 – until August 2nd.

Taylor Gallery – Summer Group Show – 28th July until 30th August

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

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