Things To Do In Dublin (8-12-14 – 14-12-14)

Another week in Dublin and really, everything is tinsel, reindeer and Santa. We mostly try to offer an alternative, but the movies are dominated by the Christmas vibe. Although, can you really say Gremlins is a Christmas movie? I guess Santa did get stuck in the chimney.

New plays this week include Dublin Oldschool and Petals. There’s also a good variety of gigs with Sun Kil Moon,  Ben Howard, Nick Mulvey, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison and Adrian Crowley.

The Block T Christmas Cracker Flea Market takes place this weekend, from Dec 12th to 14th. Find out more here.


Dublin Old School

The AbbeyShe Stoops to Conquer -until Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Gate Wuthering Heights – until Jan 24th.

Project Arts Centre   Fused – until 13th Dec

Dublin Oldschool – 10th to 13th of Dec

In the Long Run We Are All Dead – 09 December 2014 4.30pm (Free but ticketed)

Smock Alley Hamlet – Dec 9th – 13th at 8pm in The Boys’ School

Trio con Brio Copenhagen – Wed 10th December at 8pm in The Main Space

Smock Alley Christmas Fayre – Sun 14th December from 11am-6pm

Viking Theatre 44 Seville Place – Dec 8 – 20th

New Theatre – The Motherfucker With the Hat – Dec 1st – 20th

Theatre UpstairsPetals – Dec 9th – 20th

Gaiety Theatre –   Peter Pan Christmas Panto – 1st December 2014 – 11th January 2014

Civic Theatre –  Abba Forever – 8th December
Jack L (Lukeman) – 9 December

Red Hurley, Dublin Gospel Choir and more…

Henry VI Part II – Tues 9th – Sat 13th December 2014 // 7:30pm

Bewleys Cafe Theatre – Harry’s Christmas by Steven Berkoff – Dec 01 – 20, 2014

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Nathan Carter – 12th Dec 2014

The Snowman Christmas Special – 13th and 14th Dec



Lighthouse Cinema – Naughty or Nice Season – The Muppet Christmas Carol – 3.30pm Sat 6 December | 8.30pm Fri 19 December

Lighthouse Cinema – TRADING PLACES – 22:45, Saturday 13 December 2014

IFI Family Christmas – IFI FAMILY CHRISTMAS: A CHRISTMOOSE STORY – Sunday 14th Dec – 11.00


Sugar Club – The Producers present Gremlins – Dec 9th

Home Alone – Dec 12th





One of our favourites is in town, with Moany Mark of Sun Kil Moon in the Button Factory on Tuesday. There’s also Ben Howard, Nick Mulvey, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison and lots more.

Mon 08 Dec
Ben Howard – The Olympia Theatre
Kasabian – The O2
Jayhawks’ Mark Olson – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Mono & Helen Money – Whelan’s

Tue 09 Dec
Sun Kil Moon – The Button Factory
Nick Mulvey – Whelan’s
Elton John – 3Arena
A Night in Vienna – National Concert Hall

Wed 10 Dec
Peter Gabriel – The O2
Trio con Brio Copenhagen – Smock Alley Theatre
The Strypes – The Academy
Van Morrison – The Olympia Theatre
The Beards – The Button Factory
Talib Kweli – The Sugar Club
Ben Ottewell – The Workman’s Club
John Sadlier & Friends – Whelan’s
I Draw Slow – Whelan’s
Le Galaxie – BelloBar

Thu 11 Dec
Behemoth – The Academy
Leaders Of Men – The Workman’s Club
Christmas Hearts – Whelan’s
Carol Keogh and The City Fathers – Whelan’s
The Carnival Brothers – The Sugar Club

Fri 12 Dec
Adrian Crowley – The Workman’s Club
Delorentos – Vicar Street
Embrace – The Academy
Ennio Morricone & Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma – 3Arena – Rescheduled
Nathan Carter – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
The Quakers – Sweeney’s
Dave Clarke & Perc – District 8
Press Charges – The Sugar Club

Sat 13 Dec
Manics – The Olympia Theatre
ORB (Original Rudeboys) – The Academy
Sounds of the South – National Concert Hall
Johnny Rayge – The Grand Social
Syd Arthur – The Button Factory
Bats – Whelan’s
Ailbhe Reddy – BelloBar

Sun 14 Dec
Nick Kelly – Odessa
Susan McKeown – The Sugar Club
The Quakers – The Grand Social
Toy Soldier -The Mercantile
Seo Linn – Whelan’s
Doveman’s Burgundy Stain Sessions – National Concert Hall
Little Green Cars – Vicar Street




Talks/ Lectures

NLI -Public Performance: Traditional Performance of the Child Ballads – (10/12/2014)

Project Arts Centre – In the Long Run We Are All Dead – 09 December 2014 4.30pm (Reading, Free but ticketed)

National Galley of Ireland – Dec 14 @ 15:00 – ‘Architecture in Ireland 1600 – 2000: Now and Then’, with Professor Hugh Campbell,

Irish Writer’s Centre –  Wed 10 Dec @ 6.30 –  The Bealtaine Writers launch their Second Anthology of Poetry

 Science Gallery of Ireland – 10th  December 10, 2014 – 16:00WHY THEY SUCK: A Brief Cultural History of Vampires

Art –

Douglas Hyde Niamh O'Malley

IMMA until 31 Dec 2014 – IMMA Collection: Conversations

until 29 Mar 2015 – Duncan Campbell

until 01 Mar 2015 – Primal Architecture

TROVE – Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections – 03 December 2014 – 08 March 2015 – Garden Galleries

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 –from 12 December – 25 February 2015
Gallery 1 – Niamh O’Malley

Gallery 2 – Mairead O’hEocha

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 Stephen Lawlor – 4 Dec 2014 — 8 Jan 2015

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dermot Seymour – Fliskmahaigo – until 20th Dec

Taylor Gallery Martin Gale – Territory  – until 6 December 201

The Doorway Gallery – until 4 December 2014 – Chris Wilson – Small Islands

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