Welcome back to our Weekly Roundup, chock full of suggestions for things to do in Dublin city over the coming week.

A very busy weekend and week ahead of us here in the capital, and we’ve got all you need to know about the latest events, gigs, festivals, markets and everything else in between.

And be sure to check out our sister site, Dublin Gigs for your daily dose of What’s On in and around the capital.

Street art in Smithfield in Dublin
Music in the City!

Thursday, 10th September

Window Sessions at Mish.Mash Café feat. Mongoose and Miriam Donohue; 7-9pm

– Ubangi Stomp Club Presents Petunia (in association with 103.2 Dublin City FM); upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

Strike A Pose Against Cancer Presents Fundraiser for The Mater Foundation & ARC Cancer Support Centres; featuring THE BIONIC RATS, THE DODGY FEW & McMAHON; Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €10 + fees

The Music of Brian Byrne at the NCH (with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra); 8pm; tickets from €15

Little Green Cars, The Workman’s Club 5th Birthday celebrations; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Little Green Cars @ Workman's

Friday, 11th September

Homebound for the Homeless at The Mercantile; with Eric Bell and guests; doors 7:30pm, tickets €15

Little Green Cars, The Workman’s Club 5th Birthday celebrations; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Oddisee & Good Company (Live) at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

– UMACK presents THE EX; Whelan’s Main Venue; doors 8pm, tickets €18 + fees

CFIT album launch (Throwaway Survival Machine); The Grand Social; doors 8pm, admission €8

Melodic presents Marcus Worgull [Innervisions] at Hangar; doors 10:30pm, tickets from €10 + fees

Discotekken, The Loft at The Grand Social; doors 11pm; free admission

Hidden Agenda presents Wankelmut; District 8; doors 11pm; tickets €15 + fees

Wankelmut play Dublin

Saturday, 12th September

Dope Body, upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €11 + fees

Eternal Summers with special guests Pleasure Beach, The Workman’s Club 5th Birthday celebrations; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Domestics, a new pop up alternative Irish music event; The Grand Social; doors 8pm; admission €10

Subject x The Building Society presents Perc at Techno & Cans in Hangar; doors 10pm, tickets from €10 + fees

Burnin’ Up with Kelly Anne Byrne; The Grand Social; doors 11pm; free admission

Kelly Anne Byrne Burnin' Up

Sunday, 13th September

Perspectives 2015 – Blood and the Moon; National Concert Hall; 8pm; tickets from €32.50

Charity fundraiser for MSF / Refugee Crisis at Whelan’s Main Venue; doors 8pm, tickets: €20 + fees

August Wells at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €10

Larry Coryell, legendary jazz guitarist, at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets €30 + fees

Blood and the Moon banner

Monday, 14th September

Perspectives 2015 – Blood and the Moon; National Concert Hall; 8pm; tickets from €32.50

Jarryd James, upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €13 + fees

Mike Tramp (ex White Lion) at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €14

Wednesday, 16th September

Kieran Quinn album launch (The Next One) at The Sugar Club; doors 7:30pm, tickets €18 + fees

Mama Kin, upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €11 in advance or €12 on the door

Recurring Club Nights

Song Cycle at Whelan’s Front Bar – platform for local and non local acts to strut their stuff; every Monday, free admission

The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

– Dimestore Recordings every second Thursday at The Mercantile. Free admission.

Dimestore 10th September
Disko Tapes at Berlin Café & Bierhaus; every other Saturday; resident DJs and guests; 6pm till late; free entry

Saturday Nights at The Grand Social (The Ballroom); doors 10:30pm, free admission

– Sonntags at Whelan’s an underground electronic music club night every Sunday. From 11pm // free admission.


By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey; running until 12th September; tickets from €13

Fly Me to the Moon at the Gaiety Theatre; running until 12th September; tickets from €19.65

A View from the Bridge at the Gate Theatre, running until 24th October; tickets from €25

Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival; running until 20th September at a variety of venues around the city

Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015


– The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of Beethoven, Liszt and Mahler; Friday, 11th September at 8pm at the National Concert Hall; tickets from €15

Exhibitions in the city

IMMA Exhibitions

Etel Adnan exhibition; runs until 13th September

Stan Douglas: Mise en Scène; runs until 20th September

El Lissitzky; The Artist and the State; runs until 18th October

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now; opens 12th September, running until 7th February, 2016; admission €8

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014; running until 4th October

Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss; running until 4th October

Declan Clarke: Wreckage in May; running until 4th October

The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Luigi Ghirri photographic exhibition (Gallery 1); running until 30th September

– Aleana Egan ‘shapes from life‘ (Gallery 2); running until 30th September


Dublin Gallery Weekend this September
The Dublin Gallery Weekend; 60 events taking place in 30 galleries around the city;  Friday 11th to Sunday, 13th September

Rhona Byrne ‘Huddle Tests‘ at the Temple Bar Gallery; running from Saturday, 12th September, until 7th November

Ireland at the Movies – Costume in Irish Cinema 1987-2015 at The Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin; runs until 28th September; part of ID2015 (free admission to exhibit with ticket purchased to the museum)

Miscellaneous events in the city
Once the Musical at Olympia Theatre; running until 12th September; tickets from €29.50

Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson; Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Friday, 11th September; 8pm, tickets €25

Dara O’Briain at Vicar Street, 10th – 12th September; tickets €30

Jordan Belfort, the real Wolf of Wall Street, Main Hall RDS; Saturday, 12th September; tickets from €69

The Doggie Do presented by Happenings et al; A Mardi Gras for Mutt and Man!; Merrion Square Park, Saturday, 12th September; tickets from €10

Beautiful Lofty Things @ NCH
Beautiful Lofty Things – An Evening with WB Yeats; NCH; 8pm, Saturday, 12th September [SOLD OUT]

The Noise Upstairs open mic night; every Monday at 7:30pm at the East Side Tavern on Leeson Street

The Monday Echo; every Monday from 7:30pm at MVP on Clanbrassil Street; €2 minimum donation

The Dublin Coffee and Tea Festival; Industries Hall, RDS; Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September; tickets from €10 + fees

Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival 2015
Happenings screening Dirty Dancing – Merrion Square Park; Thursday, 10th September, gates at 7pm; €5 admission

The Sugar Club presents Cult Classics Month

– Thursday, 10th September: Goodfellas (1990)

– Saturday, 12th September: Boogie Nights (1997)

Markets in the city

Irish Village Markets

– Tuesdays – Stillorgan LUAS

– Wednesdays – EastPoint // Spencer Dock //  Waterways Visitor Centre

– Thursdays – Blanchardstown // Mespil Road

– Fridays – Sandyford Industrial Estate // Grand Canal @ Percy Place

Temple Bar Food Market in Meeting House Square; every Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Indoor Flea Market at The Grand Social; every Saturday from midday until 6pm

Smithfield Market Fair September 2015
Smithfield Market Fair at Generator Hostel; Sunday, 13th September from midday to 6pm; free admission

Marlay Park Market, Rathfarnham; Saturdays 10am – 4pm // Sundays 11am – 4pm

People’s Park Market, Dún Laoghaire; Sundays 11am – 4pm


So, that’s the Weekly Roundup for this week. Have a great weekend and week ahead, and do remember to keep checking back with Dublin Buzz for all the latest and local news, and Dublin Gigs for your up-to-the-minute What’s On guide.

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