Welcome back to our Weekly Roundup, with plenty 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.


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Music in the City!

Friday, 16th October

– U:MACK presents Mutoid Man, No Spill Blood & 7.5 Tonnes of Beard at The Grand Social; doors 7:30pm, tickets €16

– Turning Pirate presents Anderson at the Dublin Unitarian Church; doors 7.30pm, tickets €12

– Choicecuts presents Felabration 15 – Yankari EP Launch + Manden Express & DJ Lex Woo, at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets from €10 + fees

Techno & Cans presents Clouds
– The Building Society / Techno & Cans presents Clouds [Live] at Hangar; doors 10:30pm, tickets from €12 + fees

Derrick ‘Mayday’ May at District 8; doors 11pm, tickets from €15

The Midnight Hour at Whelan’s feat. Orchid Collective and We Were Giants; doors 11:30pm, free before 10:30pm, club entry applies after 10:30pm

Dusky at The Academy; doors 11pm, tickets €20

The Grand Social 5th Birthday celebrations feat. Olugbenga Adelekan; doors 11:30pm, tickets €12

The Grand Social 5th birthday

Saturday, 17th October

– Popical Island & Little L Records present Cassette Store Day at the Pop Inn; from 1:30pm until 8pm

WholelottaZepp presents ‘Physical Graffitti’ Live (All Ages Matinee Show) at The Sugar Club; doors 3pm, tickets €10 + fees

The Hot Sprockets // Anderson // Darling — free gig at Meeting House Square; hosted by Dublin2020; from 8pm, free admission

Hot Sprockets play Meeting House Square this October
Speedy Ortiz, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €16 + fees

Hawklion, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €8 + fees

– Dolittle presents Adrian Crowley at the Dublin Unitarian Church (rescheduled show); doors 8pm, tickets €15

WholelottaZepp presents ‘Physical Graffitti’ Live at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets €20 + fees

Whole Lotta Zepp @ Sugar Club
The Grand Social 5th Birthday celebrations feat. Sack & The Pale; doors 8pm, tickets €14

Bitch Falcon & Pranks, Sin É Dublin; doors 9pm, free admission

T/A/S/T/E DJs at The Loft at the Grand Social; doors 11:30pm, free admission

The Midnight Hour at Whelan’s feat. Kate’s Party; doors 11:30pm, free before 10:30pm, club entry applies after 10:30pm

Sunday, 18th October

Johnny Marr at the Olympia Theatre; doors 7pm, tickets from €26.50

Sales, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €13.50 + fees

Old Hannah at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €10 in advance, €12 on the door

– Ubangi Stomp Club presents The Bellfuries at The Loft at the Grand Social; doors 8pm, tickets €20

Monday, 19th October

The Soft Moon at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €16 + fees

Tuesday, 20th October

Walking On Cars at the Olympia Theatre; doors 7pm, tickets from €23

Ezra Furman at The Academy; doors 7:30pm, tickets €14.35

Strictly Opium Rooms C.U.N.T.; doors 11pm, admission €6

Wednesday, 21st October

Walking On Cars at the Olympia Theatre; doors 7pm, tickets from €23

Tribal Dance plus guests at The Loft at the Grand Social; doors 7:30pm, admission €5

SONGHOY BLUES at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €22

Brian Casey, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, free admission

Thursday, 22nd October

– ChoiceCuts presents Beck’s Rhythm Series DāM-FunK Live & The Gaslamp Killer at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets €20 + fees

Dam Funk @ Sugar Club
The Drays, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €10 + fees

RYAN SHERIDAN, ORLA GARTLAND & ROSIE CARNEY at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, apply online for admission

Slow Moving Clouds debut album launch at The Loft at the Grand Social; doors 8pm, admission €10



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

Jazz Jam at The Grand Social (The Ballroom), Mondays at 8pm; free admission

The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

The Plateau Sessions at the Workman’s Club; 8pm every Tuesday; free admission

Silent Disco – 2 DJs – Wireless Headphones – You choose your playlist; every Wednesday at Whelan’s; free before 11:30pm, €5 after 11:30pm

Dimestore @ Sweeney's
– Dimestore Recordings every second Thursday at The Mercantile. Free admission.

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

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

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

– Wayne Jordan’s new version of Oedipus at the Abbey Theatre; runs until 31st October; tickets from €13

Shibboleth @ Abbey Theatre
Shibboleth by Stacey Gregg at the Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage); runs until 31st October; tickets from €13

Vernon God Little presented by Decadent Theatre at Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire; 8pm on Wednesday, 21st October; tickets €18

Separated at Birth, written by PJ Gallagher, Una McKevitt and Joanne McNally; at Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire; 8pm on Thursday, 22nd October; tickets €19


– The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents MAHLER: THE WUNDERHORN YEARS; Friday, 16th October at 8pm at the National Concert Hall; tickets from €17

– The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents DISNEY FANTASIA LIVE IN CONCERT at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre; 3:30pm and 7pm on Saturday, 17th October; tickets from €20

La Bohéme by Giacomo Puccini at the NCH, featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Chorus & children’s choir; sung in Italian; performances on Saturday 17th October at 7:30pm, Sunday 18th October at 3pm, and Tuesday 20th October at 7.30pm; tickets from €20

The Vanbrugh Quartet Autumn Chamber Series at University Church, St Stephens Green; 3pm on Sunday, 18th October, tickets €15

RTÉ NSO Lunchtime Concert at NCH with soprano Kim Sheehan; Tuesday, 20th October at 1:05pm; tickets €12

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Signature Series with Bryn Terfel at the NCH; 8pm on Thursday, 22nd October; tickets from €39.50

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Exhibitions in the city

IMMA Exhibitions

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

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now; runs until 7th February, 2016; admission €8

Chloe Dewe Matthews: Shot at Dawn; runs until 7th February, 2016

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Hugh Lane (1875-2015): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss; running until 10th January, 2016

Francis Bacon Studio; the artist’s actual studio that was relocated from London to Dublin; permanent exhibit

Francis Bacon Studio @ Hugh Lane Dublin

Douglas Hyde Gallery

Chris Martin (Gallery 1); running until 2nd December

Seanie Barron (Gallery 2); running until 2nd December


Coming Home: The Open Mind of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn at the Little Museum of Dublin; running until 3rd January, 2016; tickets from €5

Rhona Byrne ‘Huddle Tests‘ at the Temple Bar Gallery; running until 7th November

Margaret O’Brien Without A Future at MART in Rathmines; runs until 24th October

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Miscellaneous events in the city

Open House Dublin celebrates its tenth anniversary this year; takes place from the 16th – 18th October in various locations around the city

Lingo A Spoken Word Festival runs from Friday 16th to Sunday, 18th October in a variety of venues around Dublin’s Temple Bar; Saul Williams headlines the closing night

Lingo Festival 2015
Keith Barry ‘Out of Control’ at the Olympia Theatre; Friday 16th and Saturday, 17th October; doors 8pm, tickets from €29

Why Not? Adventure Film Festival at The Sugar Club, Sunday, 18th October; doors 5:30pm, tickets from €8 + fees

The Moth StorySlam at The Sugar Club, Monday, 19th October; doors 7:15pm, tickets €8 + fees

The Moth StorySlam @ Sugar Club
Climate Conversation at the Dublin Unitarian Church with Father Sean McDonagh SCC, speaking on Laudato Si; Thursday, 22nd October at 1pm, free admission

IFI Horrorthon gets underway on Thursday, 22nd October — opening night schedule as follows:

21.00 HOWL
23.00 MANIA


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; admission €2 minimum donation

POP THE CHERRY COMEDY every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s; featuring MC Eoin Sheahan; doors 8pm, admission €5

Pop The Cherry Comedy Club
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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

Irish Village Markets signage

Other Markets

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

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

Blackrock Market; 11am to 5:30pm Saturdays and Sundays (also Bank Holiday Mondays)

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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Lead image © Stefanus Martanto Setyo Husodo; photo of Francis Bacon Studio © DUBLIN BUZZ; market signage courtesy Irish Village Markets


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