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, 30th July

 Wood Quay Summer Sessions1pm Wood Quay Amphitheatre; free admission (feat. Elephant // The Flaws)

Ys Festival at The Academy; doors 6pm; tickets €16

Window Sessions at MishMash feat. Overcoats and Cinder Well; 7pm, Mishmash on Capel Street

TOTEM with guests; 8pm; The Grand Social; admission €5

Rhiannon Giddens at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €23 + fees

Window Sessions at MishMash in Dublin
Friday, 31st July

Dublin Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival; Dame District; free admission

Jeru The Damaja at the Sugar Club; doors 8pm; tickets from €15 + fees

Legends Of The Old Skool 1st Birthday at The Academy; from 9pm; tickets €22.90

Covet and Halfsleep at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, €5 on the door

Saturday, 1st August

The Beatyard in Dún Laoghaire; tickets from €59

Dublin Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival; Dame District; free admission

Marc Almond plays the National Concert Hall; 8pm; tickets from €40

Sunday, 2nd August

The Beatyard in Dún Laoghaire; tickets from €59

Dublin Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival; Dame District; free admission

Monday, 3rd August

The Dandy Warhols at The Academy; 7pm; tickets €25

Recurring Club Nights

– The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

King Kong Club every Wednesday at The Mercantile. Free admission

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

reflektor @ whelan's
– 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
 The Shadow of a Gunman at the Abbey; runs until 1st August. Tickets from €13

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

Spring Awakening at Smock Alley Theatre; runs until Saturday, 1st August; tickets €16


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


Opera in the Open at Merrion Square Park; performance of Orphée et Euridice; Thursday 30th July at 1pm; free admission

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the Signature Series with Bryn Terfel at the National Concert Hall; 8pm, Friday, 31st July

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the first of its Summer Lunchtime Concerts at the National Concert Hall; 1:05pm, Tuesday, 4th August
Exhibitions in the city
RHA 185th Annual Exhibition – runs until 9th August

Animal Inside Out at the Ambassador – runs until 9th August; tickets €17

PhotoIreland Exhibition; various venues throughout the city; running until this Friday, 31st July

IMMA Exhibitions (free admission, closed Mondays)

Etel Adnan exhibition; runs until 13th September

Stan Douglas: Mise en Scène; runs until 20th September

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

The Bodyguard at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre; running until 1st August; tickets from €20

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival takes place from Thursday, 30th July to Monday, 3rd August at Light House Cinema, Smithfield

Happenings presents a screening of The Goonies in Merrion Square Park; 8pm, Thursday, 30th July; €5 admission

Flying South open mic night at JaJa Studios in Stoneybatter; 7pm, Friday, 31st July; free admission

Slam Sunday slam poetry competition at Accent’s Lounge; €5 admission; Sunday 2nd August from 7:30pm

Tarantino week at the sugar club in dublin
Tarantino Week at the Sugar Club:

– Saturday, 1st August – Kill Bill Vol. 1

– Tuesday, 4th August – Inglourious Basterds

– Wednesday, 5th August – Django Unchained

Hot Tub Cinema @ Mo’s Gaff (6pm start):

– Saturday, 1st August – Cool Runnings

– Monday, 3rd August – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

– Wednesday, 5th August – Wayne’s World

The 142nd Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS in Ballsbridge; running from 5th to 9th August; tickets from €21

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

Smithfield Summer Picnics from 12 – 3pm on Sunday, 2nd 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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