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.

Dublin City and Liffey
Music in the City!

Thursday, 27th August

The Nash Brothers EP launch at Button Factory; doors 7:30pm; tickets €10

Wand at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €16 + fees

#GoldenBeck presents Corner Boy & Carron at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm; €5 before 8:30pm, €8 after

GoldenBeck August 2015

Friday, 28th August

Whelan’s Summer Sessions – Session # 4; BBQ, Beer & Banter; from 6pm; free admission

Minimum Maximum at Wood Quay Amphitheatre; doors 6:30pm; €5  admission

Sufjan Stevens at the Helix; doors 7:30pm; limited tickets from €40.05

Alex Fox EP Launch in the Button Factory; doors 8pm; admission €5

Eric Martin with special guest Grainne Duffy at The Workman’s Club; door 8pm; tickets €20

– SHIFT presents “This Is Spinal Tap” at The Sugar Club; door times – DJ from 9pm, Movie at 9:30pm, Band from 11:30pm and DJ till late; ticket from €5 + fees

Techno & Cans at Hangar; doors 10:30pm; see event listing for admission costs

 Marcel Dettmann at District 8; Subject 8th birthday; doors 11pm; tickets €20 + fees

Dubfire and Dan Stritch at the Button Factory; doors 11pm; tickets from €15

Marcel Dettmann in Dublin

Saturday, 29th August

Proms on the Pier in Dún Laoghaire; doors 3pm; tickets from €49.50

Sufjan Stevens at the Helix; doors 7:30pm; limited tickets from €40.05

– CHOICECUTS presents Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw) & Breakbeat Lou (Ultimate Breaks n Beats) at the Sugar Club; doors 8pm; tickets from €10 + fees

Aaron Anthony and Kicking Bird at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm; €5 admission

– Strictly Deep presents Max Chapman at Hangar; doors 10:30pm; tickets from €8 + fees

– Hidden Agenda presents Cyril Hahn at District 8; SOLD OUT

– Sense with A Guy Called Gerald at Button Factory; doors 11pm; tickets from €10 + fees

Night Howl at Whelan’s; doors midnight; free entry before 10:30pm, club entry applies after

Night Howl at Whelan's

Sunday, 30th August

Proms on the Pier in Dún Laoghaire; doors 3pm; tickets from €49.50

Havana Che at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm; tickets €10.68 + fees

Grace Wilde at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €10 + fees

Thomas Leeb & Gary Lutton upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €10 + fees

Monday, 31st August

The Polyphonic Spree at The Academy; doors 7pm; tickets €23

Wednesday, 2nd September

– UMACK presents FUZZ at Whelan’s; doors 7:30pm; tickets €18 + fees

The Bootleg Session at Foley’s of Merrion Row; 9pm; feat. Grainne Hunt, Neev Kennedy and Kicking Bird; €5 admission

The Bootleg Project in Dublin

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.

Dimestore 27 August 2015 poster
Disko Tapes at Berlin Café & Bierhaus; every other Saturday; resident DJs and guests; 6pm till late; free entry

– 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 29th August; tickets from €20

– Waiting for Godot at Smock Alley Theatre; runs until Saturday, 29th August; tickets €15

Elvis is My Daddy at the Dolmen Theatre in Cabinteely; running until 29th August [Sold Out]

Language of the Mute at The New Theatre; running until 5th September; tickets €15

The Quiet Land at Bewley’s Café Theatre @ Powerscourt; lunchtime performances, start at 1pm; running until 5th September; tickets from €8

Swing at Pavilion Theatre; running from 1st to 5th September; tickets €18

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


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


Opera in the Open at the Amphitheatre, Wood Quay; performance of Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach; Thursday 27th August at 1pm; free admission

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Concert Hall; 8pm on Friday, 28th August; tickets from €27.50 (Choir Balcony)

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra perform the live score to a screening of David Lean’s Brief Encounter; Saturday 29th August at 8pm at the NCH; tickets from €15

Exhibitions in the city

IMMA Exhibitions

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

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


Instinct at MART; running until 5th September (open 1-6pm daily, closed Mondays); free admission

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)

Miscellaneous events in the city
Once the Musical at Olympia Theatre; running until 12th September; tickets from €29.50

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

The Monday Exho
Happenings present a screening of Little Miss Sunshine in Merrion Square Park; doors 7:30pm, Thursday, 27th August; €5 admission

The Sugar Club presents The Wolf of Wall Street; Thursday, 27th August; doors 7:30pm; tickets €10 + fees

Flying South open mic event at JaJa Studios in Stoneybatter; Friday, 28th August, from 7pm; free admission

The Great Pink Run in aid of breast cancer research; Saturday, 29th August in the Phoenix Park

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

– The Circle – Thursday, 27th August at 6:30pm

– Wild Strawberries: Erin Brockovich – Friday, 28th August at 11am

– Bamako – Saturday, 29th August at 4pm

– IFI Family: Whale Rider – Sunday, 30th August at 11am

– The Critical Take Film Discussion Club– Monday, 31st August at 6:30pm

An evening with M. Night Shyamalan at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield in conjunction with the Irish Premiere of his latest movie ‘The Visit’ [SOLD OUT]

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

Merrion Square Open Day, various events in and around the Square; Saturday, 29th August; free admission

Irish Craft Beer Festival at the RDS; 27th – 29th August; tickets from €10 + fees

Dalkey Lobster Fest 2015, running from Friday 28th to Sunday, 30th August; Lobster, Crab, and all that Jazz indeed!

FiftyTwoWords inaugural event ‘Risk’ at the Sugar Club; Wednesday, 2nd September at 7:30pm; tickets €20

Some of the speakers for RISK with FiftyTwoWords
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

Dublin Flea Market August 2015
Dublin Flea Market, Co-op in Newmarket Square; 11am – 5pm, Sunday, 30th August; free admission

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.

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