Welcome to this week’s edition of the weekly roundup, full of great things to do over the next seven days in Dublin.
This Saturday March 29th Wild Beasts play at the Olympia Theatre. The UK indie rock band released their fourth album, Present Tense, on February 21st this year and it features 80’s and 90’s electronic sounds reworked for the 21st century. The band’s support act, East India Youth begins the gig around 8pm followed by Wild Beasts around 9pm. Tickets are priced at €23.40 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie
IMMA and IADT present an exhibition 474: document / work/ space in the Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire this Friday March 28th. This is an exhibition resulting from a collaborative project between the Institute of Art and Design and IMMA and the work is co-curated by the graduating students of the BA in Visual Arts Practice. The work, which includes a selection of work from IMMA and student work, responds to the late artist Edward McGuire and the exhibition runs until April 3rd. Opening hours are 11am – 6pm Monday to Thursday, 11am – 6pm Saturday and 12pm-4pm Sunday. Admission is free.
This Saturday March 29th sees Leinster and Munster go head to head at the Aviva Stadium for the Rabodirect Pro12. Kick off is at 7pm. Tickets are sold out for the event but be sure to catch it live on TG4.
If you fancy de-cluttering your home and making some money then why not head to The Point Village Car Boot Sale which takes place every Sunday from 9am- 1pm. Located beside the big wheel, the car boot sale has been running successfully since 2011 and facilitates up to 200 cars and 20 pop-up style marquees. For more information on booking a space, visit www.irishcarbootsale.ie
This weekend sees another busy weekend at the Button Factory, Temple Bar. Friday 28th hosts Ten Walls at 11pm. Producer and DJ Mario Basanov, aka Ten Walls, will deliver a host of electronic remixes and tickets start at €12.20. Saturday 29th sees The Ambience Affair perform at 7.30pm with new material and a new band member. Admission is €5 on the door. At 11pm Hidden Agenda & BigDishGo presents Pachanga Boys at 11pm. Tickets are €12. For more information on each of these gigs, check out www.buttonfactory.ie
The Hugh Lane Gallery presents a series of concerts each Sunday in the Sculpture Gallery. Sundays@Noon concerts have been running for 37 years and present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Audience members are asked to make a donation of €2 and are advised to arrive early to ensure they get a place. For more information visit www.hughlane.ie
This Friday March 28th sees the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in cinemas nationwide. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, we find Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, now quietly living in Washington and trying to adjust to the modern world. However, one of Steve’s colleagues comes under attack and Steve becomes part of a web of intrigue that threatens the world. Check out your local cinema for viewing times.
The Project Arts Centre presents Opera Briefs this Thursday March 27th until Saturday March 29th; an exciting new partnership between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and The Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin. Performances are at 6pm on 27th and 28th and 8.15pm on 29th. Tickets are priced at €15 and to book or for more information on each of the operas visit www.projectartscentre.ie
On Tuesday April 1st the Southampton University Concert Band will perform at St. Ann’s Church on Dawson’s Street at 1.30pm. This is a free concert in aid of Age Action Ireland and the band will perform popular hits by John Williams, Stevie Wonder and Adele.
That’s it for another week folks! Until then, have fun in Dublin!