Welcome to this week’s edition of the weekly roundup, filled with lots to do that will banish those post bank-holiday blues.

Temple Bar Night Market is Dublin’s first night market, open for the months of June, July and August. The market will run every Thursday, showcasing artists, craft makers and street entertainers. This Thursday 5th June is the opening night and more information can be found on the official website.

To coincide with the annual celebration of Bloomsday this June, the Duke Street Gallery will be hosting Tom Byrne’s ‘Saints and Scholars’ exhibition this Thursday 5th June at the City Assembly House on South William Street. Through portraiture, Byrne captures the legacy and talent of some of Ireland’s best known writers such as Joyce and Beckett. More information on this event can be found at 

This Friday and Saturday 6th and 7th June, Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté play at the National Concert Hall. Toumani is celebrated as one of Africa’s most gifted musicians and the world’s best kora player. In these concerts, Toumani will share the stage with his son Diabaté, a rising kora star. More information on tickets and performance times can be found on the NCH website.

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The Ark Theatre presents The Secret of Q, this Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June. The show is clever, playful and inventive take on health and safety gone mad, involving cameras, puppets and models. Tickets are priced at €12/€15.

Bedsheet Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Burning House Productions will be staging Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, from 10th June to 14th at 8pm at the Teacher’s Club. Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked online.

Starting this Monday 9th June and running until Friday 13th June, The Madman and the Nun is showing at the Smock Alley Theatre. The provokes a change of thinking between the individual and society where characters thrown into the grotesque reality of a hospital for the insane have to fight for their individuality. Performances are at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at €12.

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This Friday 6th June sees the release of 22 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as officers who go deep undercover at a local college. Grace of Monaco is also released on Friday and stars Nicole Kidman in the title role.

Snoop Dogg brings his greatest hits tour to the Academy for two nights, his first gig on Tuesday 10th June is already sold out but tickets are available for his Wednesday night gig on 11th June. Snoop Dogg has sold over thirty million records and has been a regular visitor to Ireland over the years. Tickets are priced at €49.50 and the concerts start at 8pm.

Love street art? Love skateboards? Then check out White Lady Art Gallery’s hand-painted skateboard show, ‘Board Rigid’, which will be on for the month of June. There are thirty amazing decks on show as well as live music and refreshments. For more information on the exhibition, visit the White Lady Art Gallery website

Board Rigid exhibition in Dublin

This Friday and Saturday June 6th and 7th are the last chances you’ll have to go see A Simple Twist of Fate at the Viking Theatre. Performed by Nuala Hayes and written by Susan Knight, this is a bitter-sweet one woman play of love and loss, featuring the music of Bob Dylan. Tickets are priced at €12.

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. You can of course stay connected with us on our Facebook and Google+ pages, follow us on Twitter, or even join us on Pinterest!

Lead image credit: Anton Sulsky (edited)

 

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