Welcome back to this week’s weekly roundup, full of ideas for things to do in Dublin this week.

This Thursday 24th April the Dublin Cycling Campaign are having their annual public lecture at Wood Quay Venue at 7pm. The lecture titled ‘Investment in Cycling Makes Economic and Social Sense’ will be given by Dr. Manfred Neun, the President of the European Cyclists’ Federation. For more information visit www.dublincycling.ie

Two talks to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising will take place this Saturday 26th April at the National Museum of Ireland. The first talk titled ‘How the Rising was armed’ is from 12-12.30pm followed by ‘Understanding 1916’ at 12.40-1.10pm. Both talks are located at Collins Barracks and booking is essential. For more information check out www.museum.ie

This Thursday sees the release of Transcendence, starring Cillian Murphy, Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman to name but a few. Directed by Wally Pfister, the film is about a two leading computer scientists working towards their goal of Technological Singularity as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. Check your local cinema for viewing times.

From April 10th to May 5th 2014, the Ambassador Theatre Dublin is bringing the world-renowned exhibition ‘The Art of the Brick’ to Ireland. The exhibition features over 70 art sculptures made entirely from LEGO bricks by American artist Nathan Sawaya. The exhibition includes a giant T-Rex sculpture and Sawaya’s interpretation of the Mona Lisa. Tickets start at €12 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ie.

This Friday 25th April to Sunday 27th April an exhibition of photography titled ‘Placed’ will be showing at Hendrons Collider, Dublin 7. ‘Placed’ presents work from the TOG Dublin Hackerspace ‘concept to exhibition’ group; a 10 course allowing artists to create work to be presented in an exhibition. For more information about the exhibition or the gallery check out www.hendronscollider.com

There is plenty of great music happening this weekend at the National Concert Hall. Thursday 24th sees Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor being performed by the Culwick Choral Society at 8pm and on Friday 25th at 8pm Penguin Café opens the ESB Live Series for 2014. On Saturday 26th Howard Shore, a composer famous for his work on Lord of the Rings will present a new Irish collaboration with the RTE Concert Orchestra and soloist Emma Jane Murphy. The Spring Sunday Matinee series begins this Sunday 27th at 3pm with the Leonard-Tinney Duo; Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney, perform Beethoven’s classics. For more information on any of these concerts, check out www.nch.ie

On April 30th, the Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire is showing the final play in the trilogy The State We’re In. Written and produced by Gerard Dalton and directed by Michael O’Mara the third play titled Justice is based in 2024 and features world leaders looking at the 10 recovery plan that was put in place at an Emergency Summit in 2014. The performance begins at 8pm. Tickets are €11/ €9 and can be purchased at www.paviliontheatre.ie

‘Darklight’ is a festival that aims to inspire the next generation of creative and technical innovators by connecting them with new genres and technology in media and film. The festival includes a series of themed events, documentary screenings, animations, workshops, panel discussions and more. Beginning on Thursday 24th and running until Sunday 27th April at Smithfield, the festival will also have guest speakers who are leaders in creative industries around the world. For more information check out www.darklight.ie

Canada’s award winning chamber choir SPIRITUS teams up with Ireland’s internationally acclaimed New Dublin Voices for a once-off concert next Monday 28th April at 8pm at Christ Church Cathedral. The programme will include masterpieces of the Renaissance as well as provocative modern music of today. Tickets and further information are available online at www.newdublinvoices.com 

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