Welcome back to another busy week of events in Dublin over the next seven days.

We kick off this week’s weekly roundup with a trip to the movies as this Friday February 21st sees the release of A New York Winter’s Tale starring our very own Colin Farrell alongside Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay and Hollywood heartthrob Russell Crowe. The film follows the love story between a thief and a terminally ill girl and is set in a magical New York. Check with your local cinema for showing times.

Thursday 20th February sees the opening of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf which runs at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum for two nights. This play was first produced in Broadway in 1962 and explores the breakdown of a middle-aged married couple and is performed by the Bradán Players theatre company. The performances are at 8pm and tickets are €15/12 and can be purchased online at www.milltheatre.ie or by calling 01 2969340.

Sticking with theatre, the Samuel Beckett play Happy Days is coming to the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire this Thursday 20th February at 8pm. Presented by The Godot Company, in association with Richard Ryan Promotions, this is the 3rd of Beckett’s plays on the human condition and features a husband and wife who find themselves alone in the wilderness. Tickets are priced at €17/15 and can be booked online at www.paviliontheatre.ie or by phoning 01 231 2929.

This Saturday 22nd February, all eyes will be glued to the television to watch Ireland takes on England as part of the Six Nations, at Twickenham Stadium, London. The much anticipated game kicks off at 4pm and is guaranteed to be a nail biter. Good luck Ireland!

On Saturday 22nd February, the Irish Chamber Orchestra joins with award winning theatre director Patrick Mason to present My Brother Peter, a play based on the life and works of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the man who created some of the most well-known classical music ever written. The performance starts at 8pm and tickets are €22.50/20. To book tickets go online to www.paviliontheatre.ie or phone 01 231 2929.

This Saturday February 22nd and Sunday 23rd February, be sure to check out the Temple Bar Book Market that runs every weekend and is a great place to pick up a good title for a reasonable price.

If markets are your thing then why not check out the Ranelagh Village market running from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd February where there will be a wide selection of food stalls and crafts on display. The market begins at 10am and runs until 6pm and more information can be found at www.irishvillagemarkets.ie

This Sunday 23rd February take the time to relax with some live jazz from Jamie Nanci and the Blues Boys who play every Sunday at The Rathmines Inn from 7pm-9pm. For more details on this event email therathminesinn@gmail.com

Monday 24th February sees the opening of the international smash hit show New Jersey Nights at the Gaiety Theatre. Straight from the USA as part of its world tour, this show celebrates the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The production features award winning dancers, singers and a brilliant band and is a show not to be missed. Performances are at 8pm and tickets start at €28.65. Book online at www.ticketmaster.ie or call 01 0818 719388.

Banter: Living for the City- Alternative Spaces is on Wednesday 26th February, 6.30pm at Twisted Pepper, Abbey Street. Banter is a series of discussions about topics that include anything from books to craft beers. There have been many well known guests such as arts journalist Sinead Gleeson and Martin Hayes from the Gloaming. Banter chats have been done all over the country and each discussion is recorded and available to download as a pod cast after. This next Banter meeting focuses on the alternative space available in Dublin. To attend, sign up at www.thisisbanter.com


Lead image credit: Fré Sonneveld




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