Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, with the very best of suggestions for great things to do around 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 around the capital.
Music in the City!
Thursday, 13th August

Window Sessions at MishMash Café featuring Kicking Bird & Juhn Echo; 7pm

Alvin Youngblood Hart & Crow Black Chicken at Whelan’s; presented by Ubangi Stomp Club; tickets €20, doors 8pm

Radiomade Live @ Berlin D2 Café – Curated by The Co-Present; 8pm; feat. Paddy Hanna, Naoise Roo, and Graham Sweeney

Gigonometry Presents Cat Dowling, Grace Wilde, Silent Interlude at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm; €8 admission

Cúla Búla at Upstairs Whelan’s; €4 at door (€10 with CD); doors 9pm

The Twisted Pepper Wrap Up Weekend at The Twisted Pepper; admission €10, doors 10:30pm

Twisted Pepper final weekend
Friday, 14th August

– Dolittle presents RM HUBBERT & VerseChorusVerse at The Vintage Room @ The Workmans Club; tickets €8, doors 8pm

Marti Pellow with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall; 8pm; tickets from €29

Time to Shine with Ajo Arkestra, Cian Finn, T-woc and 3j at the Sugar Club; 9pm; tickets from €8 + fees

– The Twisted Pepper Wrap Up Weekend at The Twisted Pepper; admission €10, doors 9pm

Reverberation Psych Festival at The Grand Social; doors 8:30pm; tickets €12

Saturday, 15th August

Keaton Henson with 16-piece sinfonietta at the National Concert Hall; 8pm; tickets €35

Gregory Spade & The Love Tailors at The Workman’s Club – in aid of SVP Gardiner Street – tickets €12.50; doors 8pm – #FUNKTRY

Oldskool: The Evolution of Hip-Hop at the Sugar Club; 9pm; tickets €15 + fees

– The Twisted Pepper Wrap Up Weekend at The Twisted Pepper; admission €10, doors 9pm

Reverberation Psych Festival at The Grand Social; doors 8:30pm; tickets €12

Reverberation Psych Festival 2015
Sunday, 16th August

Disco Brunch (August Edition) at Drury Buildings; 2pm; tickets €25 + fees

Tuesday, 18th August

Skinny Wolves presents Ryley Walker Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €12.50 + fees

Wednesday, 19th August

Skinny Wolves presents DEERHOOF at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €15.50 + fees

Beware of You at The Workman’s Club; 8pm; €5 admission

Recurring Club Nights

– The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

 Reflektor, an alternative weekly clubnight at Whelan’s every Thursday. Doors 10.30pm // free entry before midnight.

Dimestore August 2015
– Dimestore Recordings every second Thursday at The Mercantile. Free admission.

– Saucy Sundays weekly showcase in The Loft in The Grand Social. From 6 – 11pm. Admission is free.

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

Theatre in the city


A Month in the Country at the Gate; running until 22nd August; tickets from €20

The Taming of the Shrew at Iveagh Gardens; evening performances at 7pm on 13th and 14th of August inclusive; matinee performances on 15th and 16th August at 3pm; admission is free

– The Importance of Being Earnest at Smock Alley Theatre; runs until Saturday, 22nd August; tickets €15

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, comes to Smock Alley Theatre this August.
AC Productions presents The School for Wives at the New Theatre; tickets €15; running until Saturday, 15th August


– Riverdance 20th anniversary show at the Gaiety Theatre; tickets from €20


Opera in the Open at the Amphitheatre, Wood Quay; performance of Pygmalion byRameau; Thursday 20th August at 1pm; free admission

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the second of its Summer Lunchtime Concerts at the National Concert Hall; 1:05pm, Tuesday, 18th August

Exhibitions in the city
IMMA Exhibitions (free admission, closed Mondays)

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

Miscellaneous events in the city

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Majestic Creatures at the Tivoli Grounds, Francis Street on Saturday, 15th August; 3pm until 3am Sunday; tickets €15 + fees

Once the Musical at Olympia Theatre; running until 22nd August; tickets from €29.50

Sand Sculpture exhibition at Dublin Castle; free admission; running throughout August

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

FuckUp Night #3 at axis Ballymun; 7:30pm; hosted by Dublin2020; free admission but places must be reserved in advance

FuckUp Night #3
Happenings presents a screening of Mrs. Doubtfire in Merrion Square Park; doors 7:30pm, Thursday, 13th August; €5 admission

dlr Lexicon Family Day; 11am – 3pm on Saturday, 15th August; free admission

Film Fatale presents Prohibition at IMMA; Saturday, 15th August [SOLD OUT]

The Big Grill & Craft Beer Festival at Herbert Park, Ballsbridge; Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August; tickets from €10 + fees

Irish Village Markets (11:30am – 2pm)

– Tuesdays – Stillorgan LUAS

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

– Thursdays – Blanchardstown // Merrion Square // Mespl Road

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

Indoor Flea Market at The Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street every Saturday from midday until 6pm

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

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

Canal Bank Market August 2015
Canal Bank Market 11am – 6pm, Saturday, 15th August; Portobello Square; free admission

Smithfield Summer Picnics from 12 – 3pm on Sunday, 16th August in Smithfield Square; free admission


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. You can of course stay connected with us on our Facebook and Google+ pages, follow us on Twitter, or even join us on Pinterest!


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