This is the festival everyone has been waiting for, with Electric Picnic kicking off this week. It’s long since sold out, so if you’re without a ticket, you’ll have to make do! There’s plenty on around the city, with Bonnie Prince Billy, Lloyd Cole, And So I Watched You From Afar and the Secret Beats festival (details here)… Plenty to see and do.
There’s also a few new kids in the theatre world with Guerilla Days in Ireland, Out of Print and A Pair of Eyes among others. It’s getting very close to Fringe Festival time, better start making some plans.
There’s much more to see and do around the city, so see some of the best events below. As ever, if you want to advertise some event you’re involved with, hit the comments section below.
Olympia Theatre – Guerilla Days In Ireland by Tom Barry – Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st August 2014
The Abbey – Heartbreak House (Bernard Shaw) runs until Sept 13th.
Meave’s House – 26th of August until 6th of September.
The Gate – Pride and Prejudice until the 20th of Sept.
Project Arts Centre – RGKSKSRG until 13 Sep 2014
Smock Alley – A Pair of New Eyes – 24th – 30th August 2014
Viking Theatre – Alice Devine – Not For Sale – until Aug 30
New Theatre has Tracer – from 25th August – 6th September
Gaiety Theatre has Riverdance until August 31st. (it’s nearly over!)
Civic Theatre – sleeps
Theatre Upstairs – Out of Print – August 26th – September 6th
Bewleys Cafe Theatre has The importance of being Honest until 6th of Sept.
Bord Gais Energy Centre – sleeps
Lir – Five Minutes Later – 27th August until 6th Sept
The Teachers Club – Collected Stoires from August 26th – September 6th, (Tuesday-Saturday) @ 8pm.
Lighthouse Cinema – VALLEY OF THE DOLLS at 18:30 on Monday 25 July
Ok, the majority of the good music this week will take place in Stradbally, but there’s the Jeffrey Lewis, Bonnie Prince Billy (Yeah!), And So I Watched You From Afar and Lloyd Cole, which would be hard to complain about! Lots to see…
Mon 25 Aug
Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams – The Grand Social
Voxx – Whelan’s
Wed 27 Aug
And So I Watch You From Afar – The Button Factory
Daniel Romano – The Grand Social
Thu 28 Aug
Tiny Ruins – The Workman’s Club
Kevin Casey – The Workman’s Club
Fri 29 Aug
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire
Electric Picnic 2014
Mic Righteous – The Twisted Pepper
The Vinegar Creek Constituency – Whelan’s
Trouble Pilgrims – The Workman’s Club
Sat 30 Aug
Lloyd Cole – Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire
Electric Picnic 2014
Mark Kavanagh – The Button Factory
Sun 31 Aug
Electric Picnic 2014
El Ten Eleven – Whelan’s
Science Gallery – Strange Weather – until 5-10-14
Ken Perlin on the future of user interfaces – Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 18:00
IMMA – 27 Aug 2014 In Conversation | Isabel Nolan + Sally O Reilly – 18.00
Isabel Nolan (artist) discusses her artistic approach for the current exhibition The Weakened Eye of Day with Sally O Reilly (writer for art and culture publications, including Art Monthly, Cabinet and Frieze)
National Gallery of Ireland – Aug 26 2014 – 13:00 – ‘The world of Jack B. Yeats
NLI – Genealogy at Lunchtime: Doing Local History (26/8/2014)
Irish Writers Centre – Titter of Wit – lunchtime drama
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
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