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!

Thursday, 24th September

Radiomade Live @ Berlin – Sixth String Out presents Wiley, Mick Pyro & Sarah Red; doors 7pm, free admission

The Strypes at The Academy; doors 7:15pm, tickets €25

Blood Red Mountain Band album launch at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €10 + fees

Casey Black + support, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15

Fox Owl Crow at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, admission TBC

Grime & Buckfast @ Hangar
Techno & Cans presents Grime & Buckfast; Hangar, doors 10:30pm; tickets €8 (pre-booking essential)

Midnight Hour feat. State Lights, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 11:30pm, admission free before 10:30pm

Girl Band album launch at The R.A.G.E.; doors midnight; see event page for details about admission

Friday, 25th September

Kult at The Academy; doors 6pm, tickets €33.50

Minimum Maximum at The Amphitheatre in Wood Quay; 6.30pm – 9pm; admission €5

Minimum Maximum @ Wood Quay
PØRTS, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €10

Rachael Lavelle, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €8 (or €12 with EP)

The Ground Will Shake / Neon Atlas / Riot Tapes at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, €5 admission

Unleashed Festival at The Grand Social; feat. Heart Of A Coward, Beholder and many more; doors 8pm, tickets €22.50

Unleashed Festival @ TGS Dublin
Techno & Cans presents TECHNOTIC 10TH BIRTHDAY; Hangar, doors 10pm; admission from €6

The Doors Alive at The Academy; doors 11:30pm, tickets €15

Saturday, 26th September

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets [Sold Out]

Fjokra, Leo Dresden, & The Wild The Youth, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Fjokra Live
Jacco Gardner at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €12.50

The Winter Passing album launch at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, admission €8/10

Anti Racist Fundraiser in support of the refugee crisis at the Sugar Club; feat. David Kitt (Live) // Dirty Dubsters // Johnny Moy // DJ Scope Calvin James // This Greedy Pig and many more; doors 9pm, tickets from €10

– Bodytonic & Hidden Agenda present Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), District 8; doors 11pm, tickets from €12 + fees

Simian Mobile Disco @ District 8
Groovement Soul at The Loft at The Grand Social; doors 11:30pm, free admission

Midnight Hour feat. Squarehead, Upstairs at Whelan’s from Midnight; doors: 11:30pm, admission free before 10:30pm

Sunday, 27th September

Paradise Lost at The Academy; doors 7pm, tickets €25

Tom Russell, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €22

Aine Cahill, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €10

Blank Realm at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €10

Monday, 28th September

Don McLean at Vicar Street; doors 7:30pm, tickets from €42

Wheatus, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets [Sold Out]

Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €23

Tuesday, 29th September

Jeff Finlin & Clive Barnes, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15

B. Dolan + guests at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €12

Wednesday, 30th September

Coma at The Grand Social; doors 7:30pm, tickets €21

Moxie, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €12

K-X-P, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15


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.

Disko Tapes @ Berlin
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.

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– Fishamble The New Play Company presents Bailed Out! at the Pavilion Theatre; runs until Saturday, 3rd October (as part of Dublin Theatre Festival); tickets €22

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; previews from Thursday 24th September, play runs until 31st October; tickets from €13

– The Dublin Theatre Festival runs from 24th September to 11th October; various venues around Dublin

Dublin Theatre Festival 2015 poster


– The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents Michael Feinstein Sings the Great American Songbook as part of the Signature Series; Thursday, 24th September at the National Concert Hall; 8pm, tickets from €20

– The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of Barber and Bruckner; Friday, 25th September at 8pm at the National Concert Hall; tickets from €15

– The Basel Symphony Orchestra performs at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday, 29th September at 8pm; tickets from €44.50

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Exhibitions in the city

IMMA Exhibitions

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

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

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Stephen McKenna work at Hugh Lane Gallery
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


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

Ireland at the Movies banner
Ireland at the Movies – Costume in Irish Cinema 1987-2015 at The Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin; runs until 27th September; part of ID2015 (free admission to exhibit with ticket purchased to the museum)

Solitary‘, a solo exhibition of contemporary sculpture and mixed media by Patrick Colhoun at Gallery Zozimus in Francis Street; runs until 3rd October

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Miscellaneous events in the city

Oktoberfest at George’s Dock in the IFSC; continues until 4th October

Dylan Moran ‘Off the Hook’ at Vicar Street, 24th – 27th and 30th, September; doors 7:30pm, tickets €30

The Mess Around (monthly celebration of odd ball sketch comedy) at The Vintage Room in The Workman’s Club; Friday, 25th September; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Happenings in association with Stop Climate Chaos present the Irish premiere of ‘This Changes Everything in Merrion Square; Saturday, 26th September from 5:30pm; €5 suggested donation

This Changes Everything movie poster
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

Fresh Poetry Slam at Dublin Food Co-op; from 7pm on Friday, 25th September; tickets €5

Forró Ireland celebrates its first anniversary with a party at The Grand Social; with Trio+Um on Sunday, 27th September with BASTIAO; doors 7:30pm, €12 admission

The Fingal Film Festival takes place from Friday 25th to Sunday, 27th September in Swords; the festival opens with ‘Surviving Auschwitz

The 6th annual Indian Film Festival also takes place from Friday 25th to Sunday, 27th September in Dundrum; the festival opens with a reception and award presentation on Friday, followed by a screening of Jaanisaar (2015)

The IFI Documentary Festival continues until Sunday, 27th September, with the screening of 14 feature length documentaries, one of which is a world premiere and 10 Irish premieres.

The Sugar Club presents Cult Classics Month

– Friday, 25th September: Boyz n the Hood (1991)

– Sunday, 27th September: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) (Fundraiser for Denise Ryan)

– Monday, 28th September: Fight Club (1999)

– Wednesday, 30th September: The Big Lebowski (1998)

Cult Classics Month at the Sugar 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

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

Market at Marlay Park
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

Dublin Flea Market, Newmarket Square; Sunday, 27th September from 11am to 5pm

Dublin Flea Market Sept 2015

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 © Israel Sundseth; photo of Stephen McKenna artwork and Marlay Market by DUBLIN BUZZ


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