Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, with the very best of suggestions for great things to do around 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 around the capital.
Music in the City!
Thursday, 20th August

Radiomade at Berlin – D2; featuring Leni Darling Sins, Wayne & Damien Soper, and David Griffon; free admission

BEAN SPASMS party at The Grand Social; showcase of the finest local electronic acts; admission €5, doors 8pm

Friday, 21st August

Another Love Story at Killyon Manor; presented by Happenings and HomeBeat; limited tickets still available

The Jungle Brothers (Native Tongues Party) at the Sugar Club; tickets €15 + fees; doors 8pm

Kíla at Whelan’s; tickets €20 + fees; doors 8pm

Pyramid Hill (EP Launch) at The Workman’s Club; admission €5; doors 8pm

The Pre Bash for Philo at the Grand Social; admission tbc; doors 8pm

Midnight Hour feat. Buffalo Sunn at Whelan’s; free admission before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm; doors 11:30pm

Bash for Philo 2015
Saturday, 22nd August

Another Love Story at Killyon Manor; presented by Happenings and HomeBeat; limited tickets still available

The Bash for Philo at The Academy; over 18s; tickets €31; doors 5pm

Scullion at Whelan’s; tickets €20 + fees; doors 8pm

No Stairway (Led Zeppelin tribute act) at The Workman’s Club; tickets €10; doors 8:30pm

Small Talk Summer Party at the Grand Social; free admission; doors 8:30pm

The Summer Jam at The Sugar Club; hosted by Hidden Agenda & The Malibu Club; tickets €5 + fees; doors 11pm

Sunday, 23rd August

Another Love Story at Killyon Manor; presented by Happenings and HomeBeat; limited tickets still available

Sim Simma Summer Blowout at The Sugar Club; from 2pm onwards; tickets €10 + fees

Helena Byrne & Enda Reilly upstairs at Whelan’s; tickets €12 + fees; doors 8pm

An Evening with Monster Monster at MART; presented by Skyrockit Music; doors 8pm; tickets €5 + fees

Monster Monster @ MART
Monday, 24th August

Mini Mansions at The Workman’s Club; tickets €15; doors 8pm

Wednesday, 26th August

Tyler, The Creator at The Academy; tickets €25.50; doors 7:30pm

Matt McGinn upstairs at Whelan’s; tickets €11 + fees; doors 8pm


Recurring Club Nights

– The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

 Reflektor, an alternative weekly clubnight at Whelan’s every Thursday. Doors 10.30pm // free entry before midnight.

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

– Saucy Sundays weekly showcase in The Loft in The Grand Social. From 6 – 11pm. Admission is free.

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

A Month in the Country at the Gate; running until 22nd August; tickets from €20

– The Importance of Being Earnest at Smock Alley Theatre; runs until Saturday, 22nd August; tickets €15

– By the Bog of Cats at the Abbey; running until 12th September; tickets from €13

By the Bog of Cats poster

– Riverdance 20th anniversary show at the Gaiety Theatre; tickets from €20


Opera in the Open at the Amphitheatre, Wood Quay; performance of L’Heure Espagnole by Ravel; Thursday 20th August at 1pm; free admission

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents an evening of John Williams classics, conducted by John Wilson; NCH; Friday 21st and Saturday, 22nd August, August at 8pm

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the final of its Summer Lunchtime Concerts at the National Concert Hall; 1:05pm, Tuesday, 25th August
Exhibitions in the city
IMMA Exhibitions (free admission, closed Mondays)

Etel Adnan exhibition; runs until 13th September

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

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

Ireland at the Movies exhibit at the Little Museum
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)

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane (free admission, closed Mondays)

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

Miscellaneous events in the city
Once the Musical at Olympia Theatre; running until 22nd August; tickets from €29.50

Sand Sculpture exhibition at Dublin Castle; free admission; running throughout August

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

Happenings present a screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel in Merrion Square Park; doors 7:30pm, Thursday, 20th August; €5 admission

Fresh Poetry Slam at Dublin Food Co-op; 7:30pm on Friday, 21st August

Fresh Poetry Slam in Dublin
Heritage Week runs from 22nd to 30th August, with a variety of events in and around Dublin

Berkeley Benefit Challenge — St. Mary’s RFC -v- Terenure College RFC at Templeville Road; kickoff 3pm on Saturday, 22nd August; all-day BBQ, raffles, live music

Scarlett Van Tassel’s Tiki Kiki at The Workman’s Club; Sunday, 23rd August; tickets €9 + fees online or €11 on the door; doors 8pm

The Producers Presents Grease at The Sugar Club; Tuesday, 25th August; doors 7:30pm; tickets from €7 + fees

Morning Gloryville at Hangar; Wednesday 26th August at 6:30am; tickets €15 + fees

Stop! You’re Killing Me charity comedy gig in aid of Amnesty Ireland; Meeting House Square, Wednesday, 26th August; tickets €26

Anger is an Energy: Cinema of Protest Series at the IFI:

– Medium Cool – Thursday, 20th August at 6:30pm 

– Punishment Park – Sunday, 23rd August at 4pm

– Do the Right Thing – Tuesday, 25th August at 6:15pm

– Wild Strawberries: Erin Brokovich – Wednesday, 26th August at 11am

Markets in the city
Irish Village Markets (11:30am – 2pm)

– Tuesdays – Stillorgan LUAS

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

– Thursdays – Blanchardstown // Merrion Square // Mespl Road

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

Irish Village Markets signage
Indoor Flea Market at The Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street 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


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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Lead image © Aaron Burden; photo of market © Irish Village Markets



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