Welcome back to another weekly roundup of all the best things happening in Dublin for the next seven days.
Thursday 13th sees the launch of the Jameson Film Festival, an acclaimed and popular showcase of world cinema that has been running for the past 12 years. The 11 day event features 130 films, as well as public interviews, master classes and industry workshops. Over 70 actors, directors and producers attend this festival and this year’s guests include Oscar nominated Stanley Tucci, Brendan Gleeson and Richard Dreyfuss. The festival runs until February 23rd and more information is available at www.jdiff.com
The Waiting Room, a play by award-winning writer Shane Cradock and directed by Liz Lloyd, will be performed from Thursday February 13th- Saturday February 15th at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght. This play tells the story of a normal Irish man living with his fiancée, until something happens that turns his life upside down. The Waiting Room is a comedy that will make you think differently about the way you live your life. Performances are at 8pm and tickets are priced between €16 and €18. Visit for more details and to book tickets or call the box office on 01 4627477.
For the hopeless romantics out there, Valentine’s Day this Friday 14th means that there are plenty of things to do in the city. Lovestock is a one night event of performance, art, sound, installations and screenings all based on love and promises to be more quirky and playful rather than sickly sweet. The event, performed by Market Studios will be held at Livestock, Temple Bar Gallery and for more information visit www.themarketstudios.ie.
Keeping with the theme of luurve, the Workman’s Club is hosting a Vintage Valentine’s Dress Dance which will recreate an era of red lipstick, quiffs and Tom Collin’s cocktails. Paula Cullen will be playing sounds from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and doors open at 8pm. For those in vintage dress, entry is just €4, otherwise entry is €5. Visit www.workmansclub.com for more details.
Friday February 14th also sees the release of new movie, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson. The film features a lonely writer who develops a relationship with his new operating system and is directed and written by Spike Jonze. Check with your local cinema for show times and tickets.
John MacKenna’s play Breathless, has its final two performances at Smock Alley Theatre this Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February. Starring IFTA winning actress Ruth McCabe as well as Donna Patrice, Sinead O’Riordan and Kate Gilmore, the play examines the effects and circumstances of the disappearance of women. Directed by IFTA winning Iseult Golden and inspired by real-life events, Breathless has already been receiving rave reviews. Performances are at 8pm. Tickets are priced at €15 and can be purchased online at www.smockalley.com or by phoning the box office at 01-6770014.
For those looking for a laugh this weekend, Liverpool’s favourite comedian Brendan Riley is at the Laughter Lounge with guests Colm O’Regan and Steve Cummins, from February 13th- 15th. Tickets are priced at €26 and can be purchased on www.laughterlounge.com
On Tuesday February 18th, five-piece vocal harmony group, The Overtones, are playing at the Olympia theatre. Formed in 2010, their first album entered the UK album charts at #16 and its re-release in 2011 made it to #4. Their latest album celebrates some of the most loved songs from the movies and tickets for the concert are available to purchase from €33.50 on www.ticketmaster.ie
Staying with music, renowned guitarist Steve Cradock, plays at Café en Seine on Wednesday February 19th at 8pm. A founding member of Britpop band Ocean Colour Scene as well as guitarist for Paul Weller since 1992, Craddock kicks off the Irish leg of his tour to promote his third album, Travel Wild-Travel Free. Tickets are on sale at www.tickets.ie and are priced at €15.
The Art of Wedlock is running from February 11th – 22nd at Chancery Lane Theatre. The performance features a collection of one act plays that range from the absurd to the philosophical and each tell a delightfully funny or poignant tale about the institution of marriage. Tickets are priced between €12 and €10 and performances are at 6.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. To book tickets or find out more information, visit www.chancerylane.ie
That’s all for now folks, don’t forget to join us next week for another action packed look at what’s on in Dublin.