Things To Do In Dublin (17-11-14 – 23-11-14)

EirtakonAnother week in the big smoke, and lots to see and do, as ever. One of the more unusual events this week is a festival dedicated to all things Manga, with Eirtakon taking place in Croke Park, with screenings, cosplay and games. Does that not count as a foreign game? Who knows.

There’s also a festival quite close to this sites heart (if it had one) with the French Film Festival running at the IFI form Nov 19th to 30th. There’s more than a few gems in the line up, so check it out.

The Stanley Kubrick Season is at the Lighthouse has Eyes Wide Shut this week.  On the Musical end of things, there’s Ought, B Dolan (Speech Development Tour), Chet Faker, Tim Hecker and more.


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The AbbeyWaste Ground – until 22 November 2014
Public Readings Series: First Plays by Great Writers – The Man Who Had All The Luck (Arthur Miller)
Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 14:30
Public Reading Series: Peacock Scratch Nights – Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Gate Wuthering Heights – until Jan 15th.

Project Arts Centre   ICC10 – 19 Nov 2014-20 Nov 2014

Smock Alley –  The Waiting Room – By Shane Cradock – 20th – 22nd November

BODY LANGUAGE 101 – CoisCéim Dance Theatre – 21st November @ 1.15pm

Viking Theatre Weighing – In – Nov 10 – 22

New Theatre – Returning to Haifa – Nov 17th – Nov 29th

Theatre UpstairsStella Full of Storms – November 11th – 22nd

Gaiety Theatre –   Ballet Ireland Swan Late – 19 November 2014 – 22 November 2014

Civic Theatre –  The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – 18-22 November
No Smoke Without Fire – 18 – 22 November

Bewleys Cafe Theatre – The Watchman Nov 03 – 22, 2014 | 1pm

Bord Gais Energy Centre – One Man, Two Guvnors – Nov. 17th to 22nd


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Lighthouse Cinema – EYES WIDE SHUT – 3.00pm & 8.00pm 19th November | 10.00pm 22nd November | 3.00pm 23rd November

Cineworld – The Vatican Museum – Tuesday 18th of Nov at 19.15

The Hunger Games – Triple Bill – 19th Nov at 19.15

IFI – French Film Festival – This one is always a treat, and you get to see a lot of movies that are not otherwise shown on the big screen! It runs from the 19th of Nov until the 30th, so go explore.

Trailer for Les Combattants below





This week, a band I’ve been looking forward to for many months arrives in town. Ought play the Workman’s Club on Monday, and it is not to be missed! Otherwise, there’s B Dolan and the Speech Development Tour, Chet Faker, Tim Hecker and more.

Mon 17 Nov
Ought – The Workman’s Club
James Bay – The Academy
The Legend of Luke Kelly Birthday Celebration – The Button Factory
Stomptown Brass, Glasshouse Boys & Oliver Smith – Whelan’s

Tue 18 Nov
Chet Faker – The Academy
The Charles Lloyd New Quartet – National Concert Hall
Voxx – Whelan’s

Wed 19 Nov
Mastodon – The Academy
Chatham County Line – The Button Factory
Wild Child – The Workman’s Club
Pockets – The Grand Social
Staring at Lakes – Whelan’s
The Shires & Ward Thomas – Whelan’s
Christina Perri – The Olympia Theatre
Big Business – The Grand Social

Thu 20 Nov
Speech Development Tour – B. Dolan, Warren @ The Workman’s Club
Tim Hecker – The Button Factory
Rhythm Method – “By the Bye” Album Launch – Bello Bar
La Roux – The Academy
James Blunt – The O2
Kina Grannis – Whelan’s
Rattle & Hum – The Sugar Club
Adrian Fitz-Simon – The Grand Social
Miriam Donohue – Whelan’s
Seán McGowan – The Workman’s Club(The Vintage Room)
Little Matador – Odessa

Fri 21 Nov
Ballet School – The Workman’s Club
Judith Owen – The Sugar Club
R.A. The Rugged Man – The Twisted Pepper
Jennifer Evans (album launch) – Whelan’s
Zaska – The Grand Social
Mongoose – Whelan’s
Sigma – The Button Factory
The Martinez Brothers – Opium Rooms

Sat 22 Nov
Wallis Bird – The Academy
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra – The Grand Social
Clockwork Orchestra – Whelan’s
Taken – The Button Factory
Passenger – The O2
Yesterday Once More – The Helix
Marcel Fengler – The Twisted Pepper

Sun 23 Nov
Chevron Lives – The Sugar Club
Leo & Anto – Whelan’s
Ultan Conlon & The Bluebirds – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Enrique Iglesias – The O2
Darius Rucker – Vicar Street




Talks/ Lectures

Sugar Club – Tue Nov18 – An Evening with The Blizzard Football Quarterly – Jonathan Wilson (Guardian / Inverting the Pyramid) Uli Hesse (Tor ! / ESPN Sport) Philippe Auclair (Guardian / France Football) & host Damien O’Meara of RTE Sport.

NLI – Monday 17 November 2014, 1.05pm – Gordon Brewster and his Cartoons

National Galley of Ireland – Nov 20 2014 – 18:30 – Irish Writers in Conversation – ‘Lines of Vision: Irish Writers at the National Gallery’. This week, poet Paul Muldoon in conversation with Professor Roy Foster

Irish Writer’s Centre – LIAM Ó MUIRTHILE – The Poetry of Cross-Talk -Wed 19 Nov – 7.30pm

 Science Gallery of Ireland – REFRESH DUBLIN: Play is for Life, Not just for Christmas  – Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 18.30

Art –


IMMA until 31 Dec 2014 – IMMA Collection: Conversations

until 29 Mar 2015 – Duncan Campbell

until 01 Mar 2015 – Primal Architecture

RHA Gallery – until December 19, 2014 Karl Burke RHA Gallery II
until December 19, 2014 FUTURES 14 RHA Gallery I
until December 19, 2014 Gerard Carson RHA Ashford Gallery

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 – Eoin Mc Hugh – the skies will be friendlier then – until 23rd December

Oliver Sears – Joseph Walsh, Lilium – Joseph Walsh — until 27 Nov 2014

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  – Next Exhibition

Taylor Gallery Martin Gale – Territory  – 21 November – 6 December 201

Cross Gallery – Graham Crowley until 22 November

The Doorway Gallery 6 November 2014 – 4 December 2014 – Chris Wilson – Small Islands

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