Things to do in Dublin (18-08-14 – 24-08-14)

It’s your last chance to see Ballyturk which finishes on the 23rd. We loved it and our review from Galway is here. There’s the Ukulele hooley in Dun Laoghaire on the 23rd and 24th. There’s also the Tallafest on August 23rd. Tickets are free here.  The Tara Rocks! Festival is on August 23rd.

The big news in theatre is Heartbreak House by Shaw opens in the Abbey on the 19th of August.


To be captioned by Picture Desk

Olympia TheatreBallyturk 7th – 23rd August 2014.

The Abbey – Opening night of Heartbreak House (Bernard Shaw) is August 19th.

The Gate Pride and Prejudice is back at the Gate from the 20th of August until the 20th of Sept. In case you missed it at Christmas…

Project Arts Centre   Relatively Speaking: A Guided walking tour across three City Galleries – August 19th.

Smock Alley Death Row Cowboy – 11th – 23rd August @ 8pm

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International-Ireland, post show discussion August 21st

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

Viking TheatreAlice Devine – Not For Sale – until Aug 30

New Theatre has [title of show] (not a mistake, that’s actually the name) until August 23rd

Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st.

Civic Theatre sleeps.

Theatre Upstairs – Tales from Briar Hall until August 23rd.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre has The importance of being Honest from August 18th until 6th of Sept.

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – 12 – 23 Aug 2014

Lir –  Electra, The MFA Showcase – Dates: 20/08/2014 — 23/08/2014

The Ugly One, The MFA showcase

The Teachers Club – Collected Stoires from August 26th – September 6th, (Tuesday-Saturday) @ 8pm.




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.

MARGARET – Sunday 17th August 2014 – 16.00

CRUISING – Saturday 23rd August 2014 – 16.00

HEAVEN’S GATE – Sunday 24th August 2014 – 16.00

Lighthouse CinemaRobin Williams Tribute –

Aladdin (12:00, Saturday 23 August 2014)

Good Will Hunting (15:30, Sunday 24 August 2014)

Doctor Who: Deep Breath – plus live Q&A with Peter Capaldi

Lighthouse Cinema (and others!) – Saturday 23 August, 7.40pm

Sugar Club – Wed Aug 20 – The Producers Presents – Clueless

Sat Aug 23 – Shift present Waynes World 2



In case the world doesn’t know already, Mark Eitzel has like totally cancelled on us! Due to recording commitments, I mean like, whatever! Anyway, colour me gutted. I’m dealing with my loss, and will accept that there’s some other good stuff this week including Slint, Kila, Roy Ayers and I Draw Slow. They’re no Mark Eitzel though.

Mon 18 Aug
Ensemble Ériu = Whelan’s

Tue 19 Aug
Deafheaven – Whelan’s
Slint – The Button Factory

Thu 21 Aug
Mark Eitzel – The Button Factory – Cancelled
Kila – Whelan’s
Paul Byrne – The Cruel & Tender Tour – The Sugar Club
I Have a Tribe, Wyvern Lingo & Kicking Bird – The Workman’s Club

Fri 22 Aug
Roy Ayers – The Sugar Club
I Draw Slow – Whelan’s
Trout Records Wrap Party – The Button Factory
Fox, Owl, Crow – Bewley’s Cafe Theatre
Orkka – The Workman’s Club
The Blue Thunder Band – The Mercantile
The Viking Project – The Grand Social
Hunee – The Twisted Pepper

Sat 23 Aug
The Jeff Buckley Tribute Night – Whelan’s
Tara Rocks! Festival – Jack L, Hothouse Flowers etc.
The Bash for Philo – The Button Factory
Tides of Man – The Mercantile
Soldiers Can’t Dance – The Grand Social
Shift – The Sugar Club
Tamo Sumo – The Twisted Pepper
Waze & Odyssey – The Button Factory

Talks/ Lectures

Abbey Talks – Tuesday, 19 August 2014 – Running time: 45 mins approx – Meet the Makers: Róisín McBrinn

Róisín McBrinn discusses her direction of our first ever production of Heartbreak House and the challenges of staging a Bernard Shaw play.

Smock Alley – Death Row Cowboy – 21st August @ 8pm – Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International-Ireland, post show discussion August 21st

Science Gallery – Strange Weather – until 5-10-14
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – 15:00  – SynBio axlr8r: THE FIRST SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY DEMO DAY

National Gallery of Ireland – Aug 20 2014 13:00 – Lunchtime Talk 20 August
Picasso’s ‘Still Life with Mandolin’, with Joanne Drum. Free public lunchtime talk, no booking necessary.

NLI –  Genealogy at Lunchtime: Reading Headstones – Primary Sources Carved in Stone (19/8/2014)Speaker: John Tierney

Irish Writers Centre – Titter of Wit – lunchtime drama

Art –

© Shanahan Family From the Photo Album of Ireland project

Gallery of Photography – The Photo Album of Ireland

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

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

RHA Gallery – Next Exhibition – Maria Simonds-Gooding – starts Sept 5th

Douglas Hyde – until 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  – Ruth E. Lyons – Continues until 30th August, 2014

Taylor Gallery – Summer Group Show – until 30th August

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

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