Dublin Event Guide (6-06-16 – 12-06-16)

We’re still recovering from a busy weekend with Forbidden Fruit, which was a lot of fun. So what next then? Well, if you want a road trip, the Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas is on this weekend, along with the Carlow Arts Festival.

In the live music scene, there’s Bryan Ferry, Neil Young and Candi Staton in town! There’s also the Bare in the Woods festival in Loais, with the Sugar Hill Gang as headliners! Grunge rockers Mudhoney are also in town.

It’s a slow week/ month for new Theatre, but we do have a few productions returning, with Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man at the New Theatre, amongst others.

The Patrick Hennessy Exhibition at IMMA is worth checking out. The RHA Annual Exhibition is in full swing.



Abbey Othello – 5 May – 11 June 2016
Town is Dead – 2 June – 9 July

Gaiety Theatre –  God Bless The Child, First Confessions are the Hardest! – 6 June 2016 – 11 June 2016 (NEW)

Smock Alley69 Shades of Gay – 30 May – 11 June

Project Arts Centre  –  What Next? National Campaign for the Arts June 9th

Civic Theatre – Nights on Broadway: The Bee Gees Story – June 9th (NEW)

New Theatre – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Jun 6th – Jun 15th (NEW)

Theatre UpstairsSleeps

Bewleys Cafe Theatre – From Eden – May 16 – Jun 11, 2016 | 1pm

Viking TheatreRisk Everything – May 23 – June 11

The Gate Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?– until June 11th

Bord Gais Energy TheatreThe Last Tango  – 7 – 11 June 2016 (NEW)

Angels in the Park – Howth Literary Festival @ Howth Castle. Sat June 11th. 2pm and 4pm (duration 1 hour). €5.

Samuel Beckett Theatre  – At Swim, Two Boys – June 6th – 18th (NEW)




Sugar Club
Thu Jun 09 – Popcorn Presents – The Usual Suspects

IFI Shakespeare Lives

Chimes At Midnight – Wednesday 8th June 2016 – 18.30
The Taming of the Shrew – Sunday 12th June 2016 – 15.00

Lighthouse – Studio Ghibli Forever
When Marnie Was There (Opens Friday 10th June)

New Release Movies –
Embrace Of The Serpent
Fire At Sea
Miracles From Heaven
Mother’s Day
The Boss
When Marnie Was There
Where To Invade Next





A quiet week for Music festivals, but it could almost be the 70s, with Bryan Ferry, Neil Young and Candi Staton in town! There’s also the Bare in the Woods festival in Loais, with the Sugar Hill Gang as headliners! If you want to pretend it’s the 90s, there’s also Mudhoney!

Tue 07 Jun
Candi Staton – The Sugar Club
The New Lands – NCH
Dropkick Murphys – Live At The Marquee
Sign O’ The Times – The Grand Social

Wed 08 June
Mudhoney – Whelan’s
Candi Staton – The Sugar Club
Neil Young – 3Arena
Bryan Ferry – The Olympia Theatre
The Amity Affliction – The Academy Green Room
The Hot Sardines – National Concert Hall

Thu 09 June
Bryan Ferry – The Olympia Theatre
Hibernian Orchestra Celebrates 35 Years – NCH
Aslan – Bulmers Live at Leopardstown
Protobaby, District Daze, Field Trip, Elly D – The Workman’s Club
Brass Phantoms – Whelan’s (Upstairs)

Fri 10 June
Lera Lynn – Whelan’s
Symphonic Rock with the RTE NSO – NCH
Brave Giant – Whelan’s (Upstairs)

Sat 11 June
RTE CO Signature Series: Hayley Westenra – NCH
Something Happens – Whelan’s
BARE In The Woods 2016
Josh Taylor – The Grand Social
Neon Wolf – Whelan’s
Daddy Long Legs – The Grand Social
Pierce Turner – The Unitarian Church
The Hipshakes, No Monster Club, Field Trip – Sweeney’s
Aldoc – The Workman’s Club

Sun 12 Jun
Robin Tritschler, tenor and Graham Johnson, piano – NCH
Nelly – Vicar Street






Simon Fujiwara The Humanizer – 20 May 2016 – 28 Aug 2016
Patrick Hennessy: De Profundis – 24 Mar 2016 – 24 Jul 2016
The Passion According to Carol Rama – 24 Mar 2016 – 01 Aug 2016
IMMA Collection: A Decade – 28 Apr 2016 – 08 Jan 2017

RHA Gallery
March 22, 2016 – June 11, 2016 – 186th Annual Exhibition RHA Charles Gallagher Gallery
March 22, 2016 – June 11, 2015 – Last RHA Atrium

Douglas Hyde
May 20 – July 27, 2016

Gallery 1 – CAOIMHE KILFEATHER – season and evening and weather and history

Hugh Lane Gallery
Jesse Jones: NO MORE FUN AND GAMES  – 11 February 2016 – 26 June 2016
Alan Phelan: Our Kind  – 10 March – 2 October 2016 – Our Kind is a short film by Alan Phelan which

Chester Beatty – Exhibition

Private Galleries:


Kerlin – Merlin James – To the Present – 13th May – 25th June 2016

Oliver Sears Michael Canning – The Respectful Distance – 5 May 2016 — 16 Jun 2016

Kevin Kavanagh Alice Maher – The Glorious Maids of the Charnel House – June 2nd – July 2nd

Taylor Gallery – James O’Connor – Collages & Paintings – 27 May – 11 June 2016


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