Things To Do In Dublin (20-10-14 – 26-10-14)

bramstoker2Another week in Dublin and this week the main event is the Bram Stoker Festival which has events all over the city! There’s the Shapesifter’s ball in IMMA. There is also a festival of Sinister screenings, a movie festival with a horrific edge to it! There are also a variety of events aimed at kids and a literary side to the festival so something for everyone!

There’s also the IFI Horrorthon with a selection of movies that go splat in the night! The Stanley Kubrick Season is at the Lighthouse has a few classics this week.  On the Musical end of things, Beatyard runs from Oct 16th to 26th, with DJ’s and Hip Hop sounds.


according to his need

The AbbeyNext: Our Few and Evil Days  until 25th Oct. (last week)

The Gate The Mariner – until 25th Oct

Project Arts Centre Dying Breed (23rd), The Chairs (25th)

Smock Alley –   Literary Death Match (25th)

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

New Theatre has According to his Need– Oct 20th – 1st Nov.

Theatre Upstairs has Mavericks until Oct 25th.

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

Civic Theatre –  Man 1 Bank 0, Rebecca Storm etc

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

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Shrek the Musical – Oct 21st – 9th Nov.


IFI horrorthon

IFI Horrorthon – A feast of Horror movies in the IFI from Oct 23rd to 27th.

Sugar Club – Oct 21  – Mean Girls

Wed Oct22 – ChoiceCuts – Time Is Illmatic (Movie) + Dead Prez Live Performance

Lighthouse Cinema – A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – 3.00pm & 8.00pm 22nd October | 10.00pm 25th October | 3.00pm 26th October





It’s an impressive week for gigs around Dulbin also, and our top tips are Peter Broderick, Real Estate and the Shapeshifter’s Ball featuring the Young Fathers! Yes, it would be hard to complain about this lot.

Mon 20 Oct
Old Crow Medicine Show – Vicar Street
Peter Broderick – The Workman’s Club

Tue 21 Oct
SOJA – The Academy
Ben Caplan – Whelan’s
Hugh Masekela – National Concert Hall

Wed 22 Oct
Real Estate – The Academy
Dead Prez – The Sugar Club
UB40 – The Olympia Theatre
Rulo Y La Contrabanda – The Academy 2
Sub Motion (EP Launch) – Whelan’s

Thu 23 Oct
The Staves – Whelan’s
New York Brass Band – Whelan’s
Black Stone Cherry – The Academy
Madama Butterfly – The Helix
Curtis Eller’s American Circus – The Grand Social
Eagulls – The Academy 2
Band Of Friends & Gerry McAvory – Opium Rooms

Fri 24 Oct
The Barr Brothers – Whelan’s
The Young Folk – The Button Factory
Jedward – The Olympia Theatre
Planet Parade – Whelan’s
Billy Lockett – The Grand Social
Rufus Coates and The Blackened Trees – Bewley’s Cafe Theatre
The Guilty Party – Whelan’s
Go Swim & Galants – Whelan’s

Sat 25 Oct
Boogie An Domhain presents Night Of The Boogie Monsters – Generator Hotel
Lee Fields and The Expressions – The Sugar Club
The Shapeshifters’ Ball – IMMA
BLINK – The Button Factory
Framing Hanley – The Academy 2
The Drifters – The Olympia Theatre
Lucius – Whelan’s
Jet Setter – Whelan’s
Dawn Landes – The Grand Social
Mid-Term Break – Whelan’s
Erol Alkan & Ghost Culture – Opium Rooms

Sun 26 Oct
Liars – The Button Factory
The Minutes – Whelan’s
Il Divo – The O2
Krystal Klear – The Academy
Robert Hood, DJ Pierre & Randomer – The Grand Social
Onra – The Sugar Club
Ben Klock – The Twisted Pepper
Joris Voorn – The Button Factory




Talks/ Lectures

IFI – Horrorthon – A Selection of Q&A sessions with directors including Frankenhooker

National Galley of Ireland – Oct 23 2014 – 18:30 – Irish Writers in Conversation –  Bernard Farrell and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Irish Writer’s Centre Wednesday – 22 October – 18.30 – Idir na Clúdaigh – as part of IMRAM Irish-Language Literature Festival

Literary Death Match as part of Bram Stoker Festival – 25th Oct, Smock Alley.

 Science Gallery of Ireland – Blood launch party – Oct 23rd

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 6th Nov 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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