Welcome to this week’s edition of the weekly roundup, where we bring you the best of what’s on in Dublin over the next seven days.
A photography exhibition of over 100 camera groups across Dublin is currently running in Donaghmede Shopping Centre until this Sunday 4th May. The exhibition is open 10am to 5pmn daily and more information about the event can be found at www.photograph.ie
If you fancy a little jazz to ease you into the bank holiday weekend then why not check out Tigran Hamasyan at the Button Factory this Friday May 2nd at 8pm. Tigran will perform music from his acclaimed album ‘Shadow Theatre’, blending electronic loops with traditional material. For more information visit www.buttonfactory.ie
The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival kicks off for it’s 11th year this Monday 5th May until Sunday 18th May. There are performances in a variety of locations around Dublin and include drama, comedy and music. For more information visit www.gaytheatre.ie
JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers play at Whelans this Saturday 3rd May from 8pm to 11pm. The American band have travelled the world with their eclectic mix of jazz, ragtime and Appalachian music, gaining many fans along the way. Tickets for the gig are €12 and more information can be found at www.whelanslive.com
Ross O’Carroll Kelly has returned to the Gaiety Theatre for more Southside antics in Breaking Dad, which opened on 25th April and runs until 17th May. The comedy is set in 2022 and Ross O’Carroll Kelly is entering his middle years without a care in the world until his teenage daughter arrives home from Wesley with the captain of the Blackrock College Rugby team. Tickets start at €25 and can purchased at www.ticketmaster.ie. More information can also be found at www.gaietytheatre.ie
The work of Polish Artist Marcin Bialas is currently on show at the Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin 2, until next Thursday 8th May. Bialas has a stunning collection of dark graphic work with a clear influence from architecture. Admission is free and more information is available at www.cfcp.ie
This Thursday 1st May and Friday 2nd May are the final nights to catch Bookworms at the Dalkey Town Hall. The hilarious comedy, written by Bernard Farrell, features Ann, a book club hostess with a secret and promises plenty of laughs and surprises along the way. Tickets are €15 and performances are at 8pm. Tickets are available at the door or can be booked on 087 9919261
If you fancy a trip to the cinema this bank holiday weekend there are plenty of films to choose from. Friday 2nd May sees the release of Pompeii, Blue Ruin, Brick Mansions and a Thousand Times Goodnight. Saturday 3rd May sees the release of Bad Neighbours. Check out your local cinema for showing times.
One of Ireland’s busiest actors, Hilda Fay, is currently starring in a new Irish play, Alice Devine. Not For Sale., at the Viking Theatre for 11 nights only until Friday 9th May. Written by Shay Linehan and directed by Terry Byrne, the play is about an ordinary woman with an extraordinary talent for turning adversity into opportunity. Tickets are €12 and further information can be found at www.vikingtheatredublin.com
The Bray Jazz Festival is the longest established jazz festival weekend taking place in the Greater Dublin Area each year. The festival returns for its 15th year this May Bank Holiday weekend and will present a programme of close to 40 concerts, recitals and jazz trail gigs over three days, from Friday 2nd May until Sunday 4th May. More information can be found at www.brayjazz.com