Things To Do In Dublin (23-03-15 – 29-03-15)


JDIFF is still the big event in town this week, with some A list actors gracing these shores for talks and interviews.

After a quiet week in the Theatre world, there’s a mass of new productions this week. There’s the Baltimore Waltz at the New Theatre, Mother May I? at Theatre Upstairs. There are previews of Romeo and Juliet at the Gate starting on Thursday. I, Keano starts it run at the Olympia Theatre.

On the gigs scene, the two most exciting gigs are the Young Fathers and Sleater Kinney, and they’re both on Thursday night! Choices, choices, choices. There’s also Doctor Millar, Inni-K, the Handsome Family, Architects and more.



Collins BarracksPals by Anu – Until April 30th. Tickets €5. Full details here.

The AbbeyA Mid Summers Night’s Dream – runs until Saturday, 28 March 2015

Death of a Comedian – Peacock Theatre – until April 4th

The Gate Romeo and Juliet – Previews from Thursday 26th March

Smock Alley – The Dining Room – 25th-28th March at 7.30pm

One Sandwich Short of a Genius – March 27th & 28th at 7.30pm in The Main Space

Theatre Night with Enigma – March 28th in The Banquet Hall

Theatre UpstairsMother May I? –  March 24th – April 4th

Viking Theatre – Morning, Afternoon and Evening – March 23rd – 28th

New Theatre – The Baltimore Waltz – Mar 23rd – Apr 4th

Gaiety Theatre –  Brendan Grace – An Audience with his Grace – 25th – 28th March 2015

Project Arts Centre –   Doctor Millar and Friends – 25 Mar 2015 | € 15/12

Civic Theatre –  In Search of Mr B – Mon 23rd March – Sat 4th April 2015
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly– 24 – 25 March

Bewleys Cafe Theatre – Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell – Mar 09 – 28, 2015

Olympia TheatreI, Keano – Wed 25th – Sun 12th April 2015

Bord Gais Energy Centre – Oklahoma – 24 Mar 2015 – 28 Mar 2015



A Little Chaos

The big show in the movie world this week is the opening of JDIFF from March 19th to 29th. You can see our preview here, but really you need to explore the programme and take a few risks.

The full stuff continues this week, with Rickman and Julie Andrews in town.

Alan Rickman will showcase his period film A Little Chaos.  Julie Andrews will also be in attendance to receive her Volta. She will close the festival with one of her greatest films the iconic The Sound of Music.

Sugar Club – Fri Mar27-  Made of Stone (Stone Roses – Screening + After-Party)

Lighthouse CinemaA View from the Bridge (Mark Strong) – 19:00 Thursday 26 March 2015




This week, the two most exciting gigs are the Young Fathers and Sleater Kinney, and they’re both on Thursday night! Choices, choices, choices. There’s also Doctor Millar, Inni-K, the Handsome Family, Architects and more. There’s also a charity gig on Wednesday called Indie for India with Errity and Montgomery, Cian Godfrey and more.

Tue 24 Mar
Contemporary Music Centre Salon – NCH
Gui Boratto – Opium Rooms

Wed 25 Mar
Doctor Millar – Project Arts Centre
Jennifer Evans – Odessa
Michelle O’Rourke – The Little Museum of Dublin
Indie for India – The Workman’s Club – Charity gig with Errity and Montgomery, Cian Godfrey and more…
Els Amics de les Arts – The Academy 2
Niamh Crowther – Whelan’s
Joanna MacGregor – Pavilion Theatre
All Tvvins – Whelan’s

Thu 26 Mar
Young Fathers – The Academy
Sleater-Kinney – Vicar Street
Evan Parker / Paul G. Smyth Duo – NCH
Bipolar Sunshine – Whelan’s
Loah, Stomptown Brass & Bunk – The Workman’s Club
Mongrel State – Whelan’s

Fri 27 Mar
The Handsome Family – Whelan’s
Architects – The Academy
Inni-K – The Grand Social
Spies – Tower Records
Fangclub – Whelan’s
Able Archer – Bello Bar
Cloud Castle Lake – The Workman’s Club
Mariachi San Patricio – The Unitarian Church
The Beka Gochiashvili Trio – St Ann’s Church
Booka Brass – Vicar Street
George FitzGerald – The Button Factory

Sat 28 Mar
We, The Oceanographers – Whelan’s
Conscious Concert Ireland – RDS
Oasis UK – The Button Factory
Third Smoke – Whelan’s
New Wave – BelloBar
Sean Rowe – Whelan’s
The Len Price 3 – The Thomas House
Snakehips – Opium Rooms

Sun 29 Mar
Hoodie Allen – The Academy
Electric Shore (EP Launch) – Whelan’s



Talks and Lectures –

Sugar Club – Mon Mar23 – The Moth StorySlam – Mothers – Hosted by Colm O’Regan

National Gallery of Ireland  – Mar 24 2015 10:30 – ‘Old Master drawings in the NGI collection’, with Niamh MacNally.

Mar 29 2015 – 15:00 – Sunday Lecture 29 March – ‘Religious imagery in Spanish art of the Golden Age’, with Dr Stephen Boyd

Science Gallery  – Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 13:00 – First Up: Avril Stanley, founder of Body & Soul
Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 18:30 – Turn your head into a speaker, with TOG Hackerspace – €10

JDIFF Guests – A series of talks with movie makers as part of JDIFF

Art –

beholders_invite_480IMMA until 31 Dec 2014 – IMMA Collection: Conversations

until 29 Mar 2015 – Duncan Campbell (last week!)

The Beholder’s Share – 27 March – 26 April 2015 – The Beholder’s Share examines unrealised and unexisting projects from the IMMA Collection. The focus of the exhibition is the role that the viewer can play in imaginatively completing an unrealised work.

RHA Gallery – Next Exhibition –

March 13, 2015 – April 26, 2015 Joe Dunne RHA Ashford Gallery
March 13, 2015 – April 26, 2015 The Untold Want RHA Gallery I

Douglas Hyde –March 6 – May 13, 2015
Gallery 1 – ROSE WYLIE

Hugh Lane Gallery – Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination – 07 November 2014 – 29 March 2015

Chester Beatty – Seven Treasures: Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London – March 14th to June 14th

Private Galleries:

Cross Gallery

Cross Gallery – Alan Magee  – 5 March – 28 March

Kerlin Isabel Nolan – Bent Knees are a Give – 1st April – 16th May 2015

Oliver Sears – Katherine Boucher Beug – 26 Feb 2015 — 2 Apr 2015

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Diana Copperwhite – A Million and One Things Under the Sun – 2nd – 25th April

Taylor Gallery  Tim Goulding – Patching the Void  – 20 February – 7 March 2015

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