Dublin Event Guide (25-07-16 – 31-07-16)


Everyone is on holidays, right? Hello? Is there anyone there?

It’s a poor week for music but there are a couple of decent festivals with the Beatyard in Dun Laoghaire and also Indiependence 2016 in Cork. There’s also the best of Music on Film with Films of Note Festival all week at the Sugar Club.

Comedy is the new Rock and Roll anyway, so you can get your fix at the Iveagh Gardens for the Vodafone Comedy Festival from the 28th to the 31st. There’s also the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm (29th to 31st July) which finishes with Hotter Than July in Smithfield on Sunday the 31st.

There’s a few new pieces of theatre, with Mercury in the New Theatre, The Sadness of the Little Sparrow in Smock Alley and The Mysterious History Of Things in the Viking. Finding Dory is the big event in Cinema, and expect it to become a classic! The new Jason Bourne is also released, so will be interesting to see how that one does.



AbbeyThe Wake – 22 June – 30 July

OlympiaOnce – until 27th August

Pavilion The Weir – until 30th July

Gaiety TheatreRiverdance – 14 June 2016 – 4 September 2016

Smock AlleyThe Sadness of the Little Sparrow – 25 – 30 July (NEW)

Project Arts CentreRYOU-UN MARU –  10 Jun 2016-13 Aug 2016 – Exhibitions

Civic Theatre – Camp High School Musical – 25 July – 13 August (NEW)

New Theatre – Mercury – July 25th – Aug 6th (NEW)

Bewleys Cafe Theatre47 ROSES a love story – Jul 25 – Aug 06, 2016 (NEW)

Viking TheatreThe Mysterious History Of Things – July 25 -Aug 6 (NEW)

The Gate The Constant Wife – until 13th August



Films of Note Festival at the Sugar Club
Sugar Club – Wed July 27 – Dig!
Fri July 29 – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Fri July 29 – Shut Up & Play The Hits

IFI Haunted Landscapes
NIGHT OF THE DEMON – Wednesday 27th July 2016 @ 18.30
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT – Saturday 30th July 2016 @ 20.30

Lighthouse – Films You’d Love Your Kids To See
JAWS – SAT 30 JULY, 10.15PM & SUN 31 JULY, 3PM

Lighthouse – Studio Ghibli Forever
PORCO ROSSO – 2.30pm, Sunday July 31 2016

New Release Movies –
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Finding Dory
Jason Bourne
The Commune




OK, I’m kind of at a loss to explain how bad this week is, other than to say, most people are on holidays! There are a couple of decent festivals though, with the Beatyard in Dun Laoghaire and also Indiependence 2016.

Mon 25 July
Dom Flemons – Whelan’s

Tue 26 July
Jessarae – The Workman’s Club

Wed 27 July
Tommy Emmanuel – NCH

Thu 28 July
CC Smugglers – Whelan’s (Upstairs)
Blue Oyster Cult – The Academy
Barry Douglas, piano – Sublime to Monumental – NCH

Fri 29 July
Indiependence 2016
An English Songbook – NCH
Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny – Whelans

Sat 30 July
Indiependence 2016
The Beatyard
Brad Paisley – 3Arena
Coasts – Whelan’s

Sun 31 July
Indiependence 2016
The Beatyard
The Irish Youth Guitar Orchestra with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet – NCH
Cream of Dublin Old Skool – Grand Social




Simon Fujiwara The Humanizer – 20 May 2016 – 28 Aug 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 Aideen Barry: Brittlefield: A Solo Survey of the Work of Aideen Barry – July 08, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Sean Lynch: Adventure: Capital, Ireland at Venice, The Irish Tour – July 08, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Una Sealy , It Takes A Village – July 08, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Douglas Hyde
May 20 – July 27, 2016

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

Hugh Lane Gallery
Alan Phelan: Our Kind  – 10 March – 2 October 2016 – Our Kind is a short film by Alan Phelan which

Chester Beatty – Exhibition

Private Galleries:

Beatrice O'Connell

Image above by Beatrice O’Connell – from the Republic Group Show

Olivier Cornet Gallery Republic –  Group show – until 31Aug

Kerlin – Brian Maguire – Over Our Heads the Hollow Seas Closed Up – until 20th August 2016

Oliver Sears Dragana Jurisic – until 28 July 2016

Kevin Kavanagh – Scrapyard Carnival – Sean Lynch

Taylor Gallery – Summer Group Show – 21 July – 27 August 2015


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