Welcome back to our Weekly Roundup, with plenty of suggestions for things to do in 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 in and around the capital.


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Street art in Smithfield area of Dublin

Music in the City!

Thursday, 17th September

Séamus Begley album launch at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

The Wood Burning Savages plus Phazam Haze, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Lady Lamb at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

Anderson live at Abner Browns Barbershop; doors 9pm, free admission

The Melting Pot at Hangar; doors 10pm, admission €3 before midnight, €5 after

Radiomade @ Berlin – d2; The Co-Present curate a night of quality home grown music feat. Not Monsters // Stephen Young & The Union // Steven Sharpe // Ryan Higgs; doors 10pm

Friday, 18th September

Culture Night 2015
– Culture Night 2015 music events — check out the full programme on the Culture Night website

The Discotekken Amphibious Party with Viking Splash Tour and a screening of Jaws, at The Sugar Club; from 6pm to midnight; tickets from €10 + fees

Verb T with producer Ill Informed, at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, admission €10

Danko Jones at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €22.50 + fees

Simeon Kirkegaard & The Existentialists, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €5

– U:MACK presents New Secret Weapon at Button Factory; doors 9pm, tickets €12.50 including booking fee

Singularity Promotions 3rd Birthday Party at Hangar, feat. Eliphino // Effy // Rosbeg; doors 11pm, tickets from €5 + fees

Midnight Hour at Whelan’s; feat. Shrug Life and Lie Ins; doors 11:30pm; free admission before 10:30pm

Nina Kraviz @ Boxed Off

Saturday, 19th September

Tradition Now festival at the National Concert Hall and the Pepper Canister Church; series of concerts throughout the day and an afternoon seminar

Boxed Off Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse; gates 1pm, tickets from €54.50 + fees

Harvest – A Tribute to Neil Young at The Sugar Club; doors 7:30pm, tickets €12.50 + fees

– U:MACK presents Sleaford Mods at District 8; doors 7:30pm, tickets €18

Maud in Cahoots at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, tickets €10

13 with guests Æ MAK at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, admission — pay what you like!

Canalaphonic End of Summer Party 2015
Canalaphonic @ Toast, feat. Mother Mooch // The Witch Trials // Not Monsters; doors 9pm, free admission

Canalaphonic @ Rody Bolands, feat. Mongrel State // Kicking Bird // Aaron Anthony; doors 9pm, free admission

– Pyg presents Shit Robot [DFA Records] at Pygmalion; doors 9pm

Canalaphonic @ Whelan’s (Live From the window), feat. The Dodgy Few ; doors 10pm, free admission before 10:30pm

– Vision Collector presents DJ Pete aka Substance at The Button Factory​; doors 11pm; tickets €15

T/A/S/T/E at The Grand Social; doors 11pm, free admission

MIKE SKINNER & MURKAGE PRESENTS: TONGA // The Building Society, at Hangar; doors 11pm, tickets from €12 + fees

Tradition Now @ NCH

Sunday, 20th September

Tradition Now festival at the National Concert Hall and University Church; series of concerts throughout the day and evening, culminating with a tribute to Pete Seeger

– AGMP presents FROM THE JAMSound Affects” 35th Anniversary Concert + Penrose, at The Button Factory; doors 7pm, tickets €25 (including booking fee)

Peter Bruntnell w. guitarist Clive Barnes, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

Charity fundraiser for MSF / Refugee Crisis at Whelan’s Main Venue; doors 8pm, tickets: €20 + fees

MSF gig @ Whelan's

Monday, 21st September

Jacob Whitesides at the Button Factory; doors 7:30pm, tickets €23 + fees

Tuesday, 22nd September

Joel Plaskett & Mo Kenney plus support, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €12 + fees

Wednesday, 23rd September

Remember Me Charity Cabaret night in aid of Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, at The Sugar Club; doors 7:30pm, tickets €15 + fees

– Hidden Agenda presents Seekae at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15.50 + fees

Megan O’Neill with Taylors Lane, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €9 + fees

BIMM Dublin Freshers’ Gig at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, tickets €5

Recurring Club Nights

Song Cycle at Whelan’s Front Bar – platform for local and non local acts to strut their stuff; every Monday, free admission

The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

– Dimestore Recordings every second Thursday at The Mercantile. Free admission.

Disko Tapes at Berlin Café & Bierhaus; every other Saturday; resident DJs and guests; 6pm till late; free entry

Saturday Nights at The Grand Social (The Ballroom); doors 10:30pm, free admission

– Sonntags at Whelan’s an underground electronic music club night every Sunday. From 11pm // free admission.

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– Blood in the Alley presents The Lonesome West at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght; runs until 19th September; tickets €20

A View from the Bridge at the Gate Theatre, running until 24th October; tickets from €25

Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival; running until 20th September at a variety of venues around the city

– Culture Night 2015 on Friday, 18th September; check out the full programme of theatrical events on the Culture Night website


– The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents A Tribute to James Horner; Thursday, 17th September at the National Concert Hall; 8pm, tickets from €15

– The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of Janáček, Mahler, Dvořák; Friday, 18th September at 8pm at the National Concert Hall; tickets from €15

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Exhibitions in the city

IMMA Exhibitions

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

El Lissitzky; The Artist and the State; runs until 18th October

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now; runs until 7th February, 2016; admission €8

Man Ray quote about love

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014; running until 4th October

Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss; running until 4th October

Declan Clarke: Wreckage in May; running until 4th October

The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Luigi Ghirri photographic exhibition (Gallery 1); running until 30th September

– Aleana Egan ‘shapes from life‘ (Gallery 2); running until 30th September


Rhona Byrne ‘Huddle Tests‘ at the Temple Bar Gallery; running until 7th November

Ireland at the Movies – Costume in Irish Cinema 1987-2015 at The Ireland Funds Gallery in the Little Museum of Dublin; runs until 28th September; part of ID2015 (free admission to exhibit with ticket purchased to the museum)

Solitary‘, a solo exhibition of contemporary sculpture and mixed media by Patrick Colhoun at Gallery Zozimus in Francis Street; opens Thursday, 17th September (6-8pm); runs until 3rd October

CCTV by patrick Colhoun
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Miscellaneous events in the city

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation, Thursday, 17th September — everywhere!

Oktoberfest at George’s Dock in the IFSC; running from Thursday, 17th September until 4th October

The Square Ball official launch weekender; Thursday 17th to Sunday, 20th September; games, sports, and plenty of fun!

The Square Ball official launch
Dara O’Briain at Vicar Street, 18th & 19th September; tickets €30

Oliver Callan at the Olympia Theatre; Friday, 18th September, doors 7pm; tickets from €30

Welcome to Night Vale at the Olympia Theatre on Saturday, 19th September; doors 7:30pm, tickets €22.90

Dylan Moran ‘Off the Hook’ at Vicar Street, starting Wednesday, 23rd September; doors 7:30pm, tickets €30

Wellness, the one day health and fitness festival, takes place in Herbert Park in Ballsbridge this Saturday, 19th September; tickets €35 + fees

Alex fro Berkeley fundraiser
Alex for Berkeley fundraiser; Sunday, 20th September from 1 – 3pm at Alexandra College in Milltown; tickets are priced at €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for students/children

The Noise Upstairs open mic night; every Monday at 7:30pm at the East Side Tavern on Leeson Street

The Monday Echo; every Monday from 7:30pm at MVP on Clanbrassil Street; €2 minimum donation

Happenings with Dóchas present a screening of Back to the Future – Merrion Square Park; Thursday, 17th September, gates at 7pm; €5 admission – in aid of Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Markets in the city

Irish Village Markets

– Tuesdays – Stillorgan LUAS

– Wednesdays – EastPoint // Spencer Dock //  Waterways Visitor Centre

– Thursdays – Blanchardstown // Mespil Road

– Fridays – Sandyford Industrial Estate // Grand Canal @ Percy Place

Other Markets

Canal Bank Market in Portobello Sept 2015
Canal Bank Market Fair, Portobello Harbour; Saturday, 19th September, from 11am – 6pm; free admission

Temple Bar Food Market in Meeting House Square; every Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Indoor Flea Market at The Grand Social; every Saturday from midday until 6pm

Marlay Park Market, Rathfarnham; Saturdays 10am – 4pm // Sundays 11am – 4pm

People’s Park Market, Dún Laoghaire; Sundays 11am – 4pm

Bernard Shaw Flea Market; Sunday, 20th September, from 1 – 7pm; free admission

Bernard Shaw Flea Market Sept 15

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.

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Lead image © Rodion Kutsaev; ‘Always Watching Over You (Red Mahogany Yellow Blue) 2’ photo courtesy Gallery Zozimus


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