Dublin Event Guide (1-08-16 – 7-08-16)


It’s another week during the sleepy period, but I’m doing my best for you people! It’s not a classic, but there’s a good bit on around the city if you’re willing to have a look.

There’s the best of Music on Film with Films of Note Festival at the Sugar Club. The big movie release of the week is Suicide Squad, and will be interesting to see it after Bats v Supes taking a battering from the critics. Yorkston/Thorne/Khan at the Workman’s Club is the gig of the week (with little competition!).

There’s a few new pieces of theatre, with Eamonn [from menswear] and Pygmalion at Smock Alley. There’s also the early previews of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme in the Abbey.

In the world of festivals, the Kilkenny Arts Festival is the big one that starts this week. There’s also the Dublin Comic Con from Aug 6th to 7th.



Abbey – Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme – Previews from Aug 6th (NEW)

OlympiaOnce – until 27th August

Gaiety TheatreRiverdance – until 4 September 2016

Smock Alley – Eamonn (From Menswear) – 1 – 6 Aug (NEW)
Pygmalion – 2 Aug – 3 Sep (NEW)

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

Civic Theatre – Camp High School Musical – 25 July – 13 August

New Theatre – Mercury – until Aug 6th

Bewleys Cafe Theatre47 ROSES a love story – Jul 25 – Aug 06

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

The Mart – Low in the Dark – Aug 3rd – 6th

The Gate The Constant Wife – until 27th August


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Films of Note Festival at the Sugar Club
Sugar Club – Fri Aug05 – Quadrophenia
Fri Aug05 – Stop Making Sense : Talking Heads

Lighthouse – Films You’d Love Your Kids To See
JAWS – WED 3 AUG, 3PM & 8.30PM

HAMLET – 19:00, Tuesday 02 August 2016 (Encore)

New Release Movies –
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
Suicide Squad
Sweet Bean
Up For Love





I can hand on heart recommend one gig next week and that’s Yorkston/Thorne/Khan at the Workman’s Club. Otherwise there’s very little worth a mention on in Dublin this week! It’s a fact, sad but true. We’d recommend the Strypes in Leopardstown and otherwise, maybe a trip to Kilkenny? See what you can find below…

Mon 01 Aug
Dermot Byrne – Whelan’s

Tue 02 Aug
RTE Concert Orchestra Summer Lunchtime Concert – NCH
Astronautalis – Whelan’s

Wed 03 Aug
Dave McGuinness – The Grand Social
Skipper’s Alley – Whelan’s

Thu 04 Aug
The Strypes – Bulmers Live at Leopardstown
Sharon Shannon – Whelan’s
Fangclub – Whelan’s

Fri 05 Aug
The John McCormack Songbook – NCH
RTE CO: Across the Stars: The John Williams Collection – NCH
Chewing on Tinfoil – Whelan’s
Checkpoint – Whelan’s

Sat 06 Aug
TADGH – Whelan’s
Red Moon Bayonets – The Workman’s Club

Sun 07 Aug
Sam Cieri – Whelan’s
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan – Workman’s Club




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
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection – 15 Jul – 26 Feb 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 –August 5 – September 21, 2016
Gallery 2 – EOIN MC HUGH
Gallery 1 – ALEC SOTH – Hypnagogia

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:


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 Sleeps

Kevin Kavanagh – Ulrich Vogl, Joe Scullion and Tadhg McSweeney – August 4th – August 27th 2016

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

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