Things to do in Dublin (4-08-14 – 10-08-14)

Another month starts and the weather seems to have broken. Is the summer over? It might be back, fingers crossed. The big event this week is Ballyturk coming to Dublin. We loved it and our review from Galway is here.

There’s also the Dublin Horse show and outside the city the Kilkenny Arts Festival kicks off.



Olympia TheatreBallyturk 7th – 23rd August 2014.

The AbbeyGames Master: An Interview with Chris Johnston – 7 Aug 2014.

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

Project Arts Centre   The Dead – 07 Aug 2014 – work-in-progress performance from composer Ellen Cranitch and writer Tom Swift. – Free but ticketed.

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

Waiting for Godot – until 23rd Aug 2014 at 7:30pm.

Viking Theatre – sleeps.

New Theatre has Old Flames until August 9th.

Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st.

Civic Theatre Camp Fame until 17th August.

Theatre Upstairs – Sex, Drugs and Tinned Raviloi until August 9th.

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

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Avenue Q from August 5th to 9th.


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The term film maudit, the ‘cursed film’, has its origins in a 1949 festival curated by, amongst others, Jean Cocteau, André Bazin, Robert Bresson, René Clément, and Henri Langlois.

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS – Monday 4th August 2014 – 18.10

SILKEN SKIN – Wednesday 6th August 2014 – 18.30

Lighthouse Cinema – Summer of Musicals –

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – DIRECTOR’S CUT (CLUB, 18) – 10.30pm Sat 9th August

ANNIE (G) – 3.30pm, 8.30pm Wed 6th August

3.30pm Sun 10th August



Guitar God Johnny Marr is up in Leopardstown, Mick Turner is in Whelans and Damien Dempsey in the NCH. Lots to see…

Wed 06 Aug
Kaleidoscope Night presents ‘Light In August’ – Odessa Club
Joshua Radin – The Academy
The Boxing Plot – The Grand Social

Thu 07 Aug
Johnny Marr Live – Leopardstown
Prong – Voodoo Lounge
We The People – The Workman’s Club

Fri 08 Aug
Mick Turner – Whelan’s
Youth Mass & Last of the Gentlemen – The Workman’s Club
Dense & Pika – The Twisted Pepper
No Limits & Friends – The Button Factory
Bats – The Grand Social
Essential Classics – National Concert Hall
Race The Flux – Whelan’s
Amine Edge & DANCE – The Button Factory
:Hounds: – Whelan’s

Sat 09 Aug
The Minutes – Whelan’s
Adding to Injury – The Academy 2
Floor Staff – The Button Factory
Answer Code Request – The Twisted Pepper
XXYYXX – The Button Factory

Sun 10 Aug
O Rappa – The Academy
Damien Dempsey – National Concert Hall
The Actual Mafia – The Workman’s Club

Talks/ Lectures

Science Gallery – Strange Weather – until 5-10-14
DARK & STORMY- Friday, August 15, 2014 – 19:00 to 22:00

National Gallery of Ireland – Aug 7 2014 – 13:00 – ‘The world of Jack B. Yeats’. Free public talk.

NLI –  Genealogy at Lunchtime: Shipping records and their usefulness when searching for your Ancestors (6/8/2014 @ 1.05pm) – Speaker: Brian Mitchell

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

Second Sight: The David Kronn Photography Collection – 2 August – 9 November 2014 – Garden Galleries

RHA Gallery Annual Exhibition – until 9th Aug. Last Week!

Douglas Hyde

08 August – 01 October 2014
Gallery 1 – Dukkha, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Jaki Irvine, Sam Keogh, Paul Mosse

Gallery 2 – Irish Silent Films – (1910-1915)

Hugh Lane Gallery – Eva Rothschild – Print  – until 21 September 2014

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

Chester Beatty – Permanent Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Deep one Perfect Morning – until 30th August

Oliver Sears – Next Exhibition in Sept.

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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