Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, serving up the hottest suggestions for things to do around the city over the coming seven days.

Another 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. 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

On the music front, we start off with a visit to the Button Factory for the Marissa Nadler concert. The American singer-songwriter is in town for one night only this Friday, 5th September. Tickets for the gig cost €15 and may be reserved online.

80’s legend Nik Kershaw comes to the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire this coming Saturday night, 6th September, for the final of only three performances in Ireland as part of his current tour. The concert has, as expected, sold out. So, here’s a little something to sate your appetite!


DimeStore Recordings is a weekly live music night which showcases some of the best live acts from Ireland and abroad. Having started back in 2009, this free night, with a mixture of some established and some unknown acts, has succeeded in enticing larger audiences to see the budding talent the live underground music scene has to offer. DimeStore Recordings takes place every Thursday night in Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street.

The award winning “The Sunday Roast” is one of Dublin city’s longest running weekly music club nights. Now in its 10th year, the club showcases the best of Irish and international talent every Sunday night to large crowds in the booming Mercantile Bar. The Sunday Roast hosts a fresh, eclectic mix of musical styles and acts every week as well as offering customers complimentary bowls of their legendary home made roast potatoes! Check it out!

Theatre in the city

The limited run of Maeve’s House at the Peacock stage comes to an end this Saturday, 6th September. This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best loved actors. Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in Ranelagh here in Dublin where she grew up. Tickets cost €25 and may be reserved online.

Legendary actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff brings his play An Actor’s Lament to the Gaiety for a limited run which also comes to an end this Saturday, 6th September. Tickets cost from €20 and may be reserved online.

The Civic Theatre in Tallaght presents Stones in His Pockets, a hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot. The play comes to an end this Saturday, 6th September. Tickets cost €19 (including a €1 booking fee) and may be reserved online.

Heartbreak House at the Abbey Theatre

George Bernard Shaw’s play, Heartbreak House, continues at the Abbey Theatre and runs until September 13th. Directed by Róisín McBrinn, Shaw’s eccentric play, which was first published in 1919, is set on the eve of World War One. Tickets are priced between €13 and €45 and may be purchased online.

Alan Stanford’s production of Pride and Prejudice is enjoying its second run of the year at the Gate Theatre. This is one of the most popular novels in English literature, and is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. The play runs until Saturday, 20th September. Tickets cost from €25 and may be reserved online.

The annual Tiger Dublin Fringe gets underway tomorrow, Friday 5th, running until 20th September. For this, the 20th edition of the festival, there are 84 productions being held over the 16 days, in over 40 venues around the city. Tickets can be booked online or via phone on 1850 FRINGE (1850 375 643).

Phoenix Rising at NCH Dublin

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra are back in action tonight, Thursday, 4th September, at the National Concert Hall with Phoenix Rising, an evening featuring the music of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. There will also be a bevy of special guests in attendance. Tickets cost from €11 and may be purchased online.

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra present a taster concert at the National Concert Hall tomorrow night, Friday, 5th September, offering a preview of the forthcoming season. Tickets cost €10 and may be reserved online.

Exhibitions in the city

The Terracotta Warriors exhibition continues at the Ambassador. This exhibition has over 150 perfectly executed replications of The Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of China, along with 70 display cases. Tickets cost €14 and may be reserved online.

The James Joyce Centre hosts an exhibition of Lee Miller photographs of James Joyce’s Dublin in 1946. The exhibition features 60 previously unseen images from the iconoclastic American photographer. In this exhibition we see Miller traverse a desolate, post-War Dublin in 1946, capturing streets and buildings that were connected to Joyce’s life and work. Admission is €5.

The weakened eye of day‘ is a new body of work by Irish artist Isabel Nolan, conceived as a single project for IMMA. The exhibition explores how light manifests as a metaphor in our thoughts, obsessions and pursuits and includes text, sculpture, drawings and textiles.

Isabel Nolan @ IMMA

IMMA presents a major retrospective exhibition of the work of the internationally renowned Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980). The exhibition, Propositions, includes a selection of works by Oiticica, including vital examples from throughout his prolific career.

Staying at the IMMA, Second Sight, an exhibition drawn from the exceptional collection of photography amassed by Dr David Kronn over the past twenty years, and which is a promised gift to IMMA, continues. Admission is free.

There are two exhibitions on at the Hugh Lane Gallery at the moment, both well worth the visit. Irish artist Eva Rothschild’s exhibition is the first solo museum presentation of her work in Ireland. She is one of the most important protagonists of a generation of artists dealing with the expanded concept of sculpture. The second exhibition, which comes to an end this Sunday, 7th September, is entitled ‘A Modern Panarion: Glimpses of Occultism in Dublin‘, featuring contemporary artists whose works resonate with ideas central to beliefs of The Theosophical Society. Admission to both exhibitions is free.

Misc in the city

The Merrion Square Lunchtime Market is back today, Thursday, 4th September, running from 11:30am until 2pm, with a wide-ranging selection of foods from around the world. Admission free. Also check out the other Irish Village Markets running throughout the week including Stillorgan on Tuesdays, East Point Business Park on Wednesdays, and Percy Place on Fridays.

Our friends in Happenings are hosting another open air screening in Merrion Square this evening, Thursday, 4th September (weather permitting). The movie is the classic Casablanca. Admission is €5, and the movie starts when it gets dark (around 9pm). Gates open at 7pm.

The Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival returns to the RDS in Ballsbridge, running from today, Thursday 4th to Sunday, 7th September. The festival is a celebration of Irish craft brewing, live music and fabulous Irish artisan food, with over 50 stands and more than 200 craft beers and ciders on display, from all four corners of Ireland. 10,000 attendees are expected over the four days to meet the brewers, and to sample their wares, many of which are available only at the festival! Tickets cost from €10 (+ booking fee) and may be reserved online.

Dublin Fashion Fashion 2014

Our answer to London, Paris, Milan and New York’s various fashion weeks is the Dublin Fashion Festival, celebrating style, shopping and all things sartorial in our city. The festival gets underway today, Thursday 4th, running until this Sunday, 7th September.

Slam Sunday, a monthly spoken word poetry competition, takes place this Sunday, 7th September, at Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge, and is open to anyone on the night. To enter the competition, poets must sign up on the night. A sign up sheet is provided at the venue, and there is no advance online sign up. Sign up begins at 6.45pm and closes at 7pm. The competition itself starts 7pm and finishes 9pm. We highly recommend that you check it out!

The Monday Echo, an event that features a mixture of open mic and featured acts, songwriters and storytellers, traditional poets and their slam cousins, takes place each and every Monday in the International Bar on Wicklow Street. Get yourself along there for a great night out!

Morning Gloryville, an event that was born in May last year in London, and just last July came to Dublin, is back for its third instalment, on Wednesday, 10th September, between 6.30am and 10.30am in The Vaults at CHQ Building in the IFSC. So up early with you and hit that dance floor, do some yoga and indulge in a healthy breakfast. You might even avail of a free massage and some free hugs! Tickets cost from €10 and are available online.


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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