Dublin Event Guide (25-1-16 – 31-1-16)

The Tradfest kicks off and there’s lots of events around the city to celebrate! It runs from the 27th to the 31st, so a short run and lots packed into it.

Lessness in the Project is probably the Theatre event of the week, but there’s a few others with Spandex Blues being ideal for the comic fans in the house. Creditors in the New Theatre could be tasty also.

If you’re close to the RHA the Mick O’Dea exhibition is pretty damn cool!



Gaiety TheatreJohn B Keane’s Big Maggie – 29 Jan – 20 Feb 2016

Smock Alley Spandex Blues – Mon 25th – Sat 30th January at 8pm in The Boys’ School (NEW)

Project Arts CentreLessness – 26 Jan 2016-30 Jan 2016 (NEW)


Civic Theatre  –  Deirdre O’Kane: 1Dee – 29 January (NEW)

New Theatre – Creditors – Jan 25th – Feb 6th (NEW)

Bewleys Cafe Theatre –  Are You Having a Laugh – January 25th – February 6th, 2016 (NEW)

Theatre Upstairs Sleeps

Viking Theatre – Padraig Potts’ Guide To Walking – Jan 25 – Feb 5 (NEW)

The Gate – The Importance of Being Earnest – until 30th Jan

Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Menopause The Musical – 27 Jan 2016 – 28 Jan 201




THE HANGOVER LOUNGE: RESERVOIR DOGS – Quentin Tarantino – Sunday 31st January 2016

Sugar Club –

Tue Jan26 Popcorn Presents – Peggy Guggenheim : Art Addict
Thu Jan28 – Popcorn Presents – Trainspotting – 20 Year Anniversary

Lighthouse –

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES – 19:00, Thursday 28 January 2016 (Live)

New Releases this week!

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Capture The Flag
Dirty Grandpa
The 33





It’s a busy one and the  first of the year really! The main reason is the Tradfest, so there’s a lot of things on in odd venues, not normally used. Some good stuff though, so check it out… Our favourites this week include Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, the Villagers and the Wainwright Sisters.

Mon 25 Jan
Kris Kristofferson – The Olympia Theatre
Vameel – The Workman’s Club

Tue 26 Jan
Jason Derulo – 3Arena
Kris Kristofferson – The Olympia Theatre

Wed 27 Jan
A Very Special Birthday Celebration – NCH
Trinity Trad Society – Dublin City Hall
Kris Kristofferson – The Olympia Theatre
Tír na nÓg – Dublin City Hall
Low Sea – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Aoife O’Donovan – The Button Factory
Ciaran Lavery – St. Werburgh’s Church
Bilingua – St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Banjo & Bovril Trad Festival 2016

Thu 28 Jan
Paddy Hanna – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Michelle Mulcahy – Dublin City Hall
Declan Sinnott – The Morgan
The Corrs – 3Arena
Walking On Cars – Tower Records
Ré – St. Michan’s Church
Séamus Begley & Oisín Mac Diarmada – Dublin City Hall
Julie Fowlis – St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Villagers – Vicar Street
The Whileaways – St. Werburgh’s Church
Teddy Thompson – The Button Factory

Fri 29 Jan
RTE NSO Schubert, Britten, Nielsen – NCH
Martin Hayes & Friends – St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The Lost Brothers – St. Michan’s Church
Fun Lovin Criminals – Vicar Street
Karen Tweed – Dublin City Hall
PictureHouse – The Porterhouse, Temple Bar
Walking On Cars – HMV Dundrum
Moving Hearts – The Olympia Theatre
Dougie MacLean – Dublin City Hall
Jarrod Dickenson – The Grand Social
Discharge – Voodoo Lounge
Home Free – Whelan’s
Oysterband – The Button Factory
Ciaran Lavery – St. Michan’s Church
Heidi Talbot – St. Werburgh’s Church

Sat 30 Jan
Johann Strauss Gala – NCH
Lanterns On The Lake – The Workman’s Club
The Strypes – The Olympia Theatre
Ryan Sheridan – The Academy
Kevin Glackin and Sean Potts – St. Werburgh’s Church
Lau – Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Fleadh Down in Ennis – Dublin City Hall
Izzy Bizu – The Sugar Club
Green Floyd – Civic Theatre
The Stunning – The Button Factory
Duke Special – St. Michan’s Church
SDM – The Grand Social (Album Launch)
Luka Bloom – Werburg’s Church
The Legend of Luke Kelly – Vicar Street
Mongrel State (Album Launch) – Whelan’s
Tradfest Trad Gala – Dublin Castle
Gilbert O’Sullivan – St. Patrick’s Cathedra

Sun 31 Jan
Foster and Allen – Dublin Castle
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – St. Werburgh’s Church
Aoife Scott (Album Launch) – Hugh Lane Gallery
Banjo & Bovril Trad Festival 2016
The Dubtones – Toners
The Young Folk – St. Werburgh’s Church
Augustana – The Academy 2
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Dave Liebman – Whelan’s
Dick Gaughan, Maura O’Connell, Polly Barrett, Ralph McTell – Dublin Castle
The Wainwright Sisters – Pavilion Teatre





What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now – 12 September 2015 – 7 February 2016
Featuring modern and contemporary masterworks from the world’s leading collections by ABRAMOVIĆ, BRANCUSI, DALÍ, DUCHAMP, ERNST, GIACOMETTI, OPPENHEIM, PICASSO, WARHOL, YOKO ONO, and many more.

Chloe Dewe Mathews: Shot at Dawn – 09 Oct 2015 – 07 Feb 2016

Grace Weir, 3 Different Nights, recurring – 7 November 2015 – 6 March 2016

RHA Gallery

Mick O’Dea PRHA: The Foggy Dew – January 15, 2015 – February 21, 2016

David Farrell: Before, During, After … Almost – January 15, 2015 – February 21, 2016

Douglas Hyde

December 11, 2015 – February 24, 2016 -Gallery 2 – MERLIN JAMES – Meeting at the Building

Hugh Lane Gallery

Hugh Lane (1875-2015): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss celebrates Hugh Percy Lane. – until 10th Jan

Chester Beatty – Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Jan Pleitner – Water for the Tribe – 22 January – 10 March 2016

Oliver Sears Ed Miliano – 28 Jan 2016 — 10 Mar 2016

Kevin Kavanagh – Aileen Murphy and Kathy Tynan – Opens Thursday 7th January at 6pm

Taylor Gallery – Winter Group Show – 18 December 2015 – 30 January 2016


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