Things To Do In Dublin (13-10-14 – 19-10-14)

The Theatre festival has come to an end for another year, but don’t lose hope! There’s still plenty on around the city. The Stanley Kubrick Season is at the Lighthouse has a few classics this week. Open House runs from Oct 17th to 19th, and allows you into a lot of quirky and interesting buildings around the city, with over 100 tours and other events. There’s also a festival of play and interaction at the Project Arts Centre called Prototype running from the 16th to the 18th of Oct. There’s also a Dublin Cocktail Festival from 13th – 18th October.

On the Musical end of things, Beatyard runs from Oct 16th to 26th, with DJ’s and Hip Hop sounds. Lingo is a spoken word festival which runs from Oct 17th to 19th at Smock Alley and the Workman’s club. If you’re looking for something a little more spiritual, there’s Diwali the Festival of Lights from Oct 18th to 19th. Mike Leigh makes a visit to the IFI on Oct 19th for a Q&A before his new movie Mr. Turner.


Mary Massacre

The AbbeyNext: Our Few and Evil Days  until 25th Oct.

Other Voices: Trevor Colgan – Oct 16th.

Hanging with the Elephant: An Evening with Michael Harding – Oct 16th to 18th.

The Gate The Mariner – until 25th Oct

Project Arts Centre Prototype – Oct 17th to 18th.

Smock Alley –   IMRAM Festival and Lingo Festival – Various Events. 

Viking Theatre No Smoke without Fire – Oct 11-25th

New Theatre has Mary Massacre – Oct 13th – 18th

Gaiety Theatre has  The Borstal Boys – until 25th of October

Civic Theatre –  TedX Tallaght, Ireland’s got Mammies and more.

Bewleys Cafe Theatre – Patrick Kavanagh: A Life – Oct 13th – 1st Nov

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Elvis Costell0 – 16th Oct, Jools Holland – 17th Oct



Sugar Club – Wed Oct15 – Beetlejuice

Sat Oct18th – Film Fatale Presents presents Psycho

Lighthouse Cinema – DR. STRANGELOVE – 3.30pm & 8.30pm Wednesday 15th October | 3.30pm Sunday 19th October

IFI – Mike Leigh at the IFI on October 19th at 18.30 –  Mr. Turner





It’s an exciting week of music in Dublin with Jake Bugg, Elvis Costello, Jools Holland, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Taylor McFerrin and the Beatyards festival, and lots more. Check out the full list below, but really is something for gach duine.

Mon 13 Oct
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Button Factory
Jake Bugg – The Olympia Theatre
George Ezra – The Academy
Kid Ink – Vicar Street

Tue 14 Oct
The Subways – The Academy 2
Jake Bugg – The Olympia Theatre
Filipa Quintino & Juliana Cardoso – Whelan’s

Wed 15 Oct
Faure Requiem – National Concert Hall
Black Veil Brides – The Olympia Theatre
Blackberry Smoke – The Academy
Sails – The Button Factory

Thu 16 Oct
Join Me in the Pines – Whelan’s
Elvis Costello – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Chuck Prophet – The Workman’s Club
We Cut Corners – The Academy
Fela Day 2014 – The Button Factory
Culture Vultures – Odessa
Stephen Kellogg – Whelan’s
Wyvern Lingo – Smock Alley Theatre
Paul Byrne – the Cruel & Tender Tour – The Grand Social
The Rocking Cole Show – National Concert Hall

Fri 17 Oct
Taylor Mc Ferrin Butter & TooSlowToDisco – The Sugar Club
Carol Keogh and the City Fathers – The Grand Social
Booka Brass – The Button Factory
Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Gangs – HMV Grafton Street Dublin
Lady Gaga – The O2
Cloud Boat – Whelan’s
Alex Hahn & the Blue Riders – JJ Smyth’s
Jacques Renault – The Twisted Pepper
Faux Kings – Whelan’s

Sat 18 Oct
The Hold Steady – The Academy
Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra @ Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Mick Flannery – The Olympia Theatre
Katsura Yamauchi – The Twisted Pepper
Pearl Jem – The Academy 2
New Secret Weapon – The Button Factory
Panama Wedding – The Workman’s Club
These Charming Men – Opium Rooms
Luan Parle – Whelan’s
Glass Animals – Whelan’s
Omar S & DJ Skirt – The Twisted Pepper
Moon Boots & Tornado Wallace – Whelan’s

Sun 19 Oct
Jack Lukeman – National Concert Hall
OneRepublic – The O2
Marie Conniffe – Whelan’s
The Amazing Snakeheads – The Grand Social
Adam Cohen – Whelan’s




Talks/ Lectures

Open House tours and talk around Dublin –  from Oct 17th to 19th

IFI – Mike Leigh at the IFI on October 19th at 18.30 – Mr. Turner

The Fourth Dimension and Salvador Dali!  – National Galley of Ireland – A special talk organised by Maths Week Ireland with Professor Tom Banchoff, Department of Mathematics – Oct 14 2014 @ 15:00

National Library of Ireland Public Lecture: ‘History on a Plate’ – Presenters: Juliana Adelman and Catherine Cleary – Oct 16th at 6.30

Irish Writer’s Centre – Milk and Cookies Stories – Oct 14th at 6.30


Art –


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

RHA Gallery – Maria Simonds-Gooding – until 26th Oct

Douglas Hyde – until 03 December 2014
Gallery 1 – Peter Gallo

Gallery 2 – Lois Weinberger – Invasion

Hugh Lane Gallery – Efforts and Ideals: Prints of the First World War  – until 22 February 2015

General Exhibition at the National Gallery

Chester Beatty – Permanent Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Dorothy Cross – View – until 18th October 2014

Oliver Sears – Joseph Walsh, Lilium – Joseph Walsh – 9 Oct 2014 — 27 Nov 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  –Mick O’Dea – The Split – 16th October until 15th November

Taylor Gallery – 17 October – 15 November 2014 – Maria Simonds-Gooding

Cross Gallery – Graham Crowley until 22 November

The Doorway Gallery Ken Browne until October 30th

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