Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, with suggestions for great 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 around the capital.

Grand Canal Square in Dublin
Music in the City!

Thursday, 3rd September

Gigonometry Presents – MKAI, Hawklion, KEVYN, Barry Jay Hughes & Anti-One at The Workmans Club; doors 7:30pm; admission €5

CC Smugglers plus guests Cry Monster Cry and Alex Jordan Upstairs at Whelan’s; tickets €13 + fees, doors 8pm

Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader & John Douglas; Main Venue Whelan’s; tickets €20 + fees; doors 8pm

TOAST at Opium Rooms; ‘Batch Once Again’; doors 11:00pm, admission €8

– The Midnight Hour at Whelan’s featuring Navelin; doors 11:30pm, €5 admission

TOAST Batch Once Again @ Opium Rooms

Friday, 4th September

Electric Picnic, Stradbally – [SOLD OUT]

No Tent Required – one night only music extravaganza at The Grand Social; €5 admission; doors 8pm (All proceeds raised will go towards the Musical Youth Foundation’s “Guitars for Kids” music education programme)

Pete Kennedy – Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

Techno & Cans presents BJARKI (Live), at Hangar; doors 10:30pm, tickets from €8 + fees

Techno & Cans @ Hangar

Saturday, 5th September

Electric Picnic, Stradbally – [SOLD OUT]

Lee Fields & The Expressions (Beck’s Rhythm Series) at the Sugar Club; doors 7:30pm, tickets €22.50 + fees

– The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents The Two of Us, the back-story of the legendary song-writing duo of Lennon and McCartney; 8.00pm at the NCH; tickets from €12

Shoctopus final gig – The Grand Social; doors 8pm, admission €5

The Delines at Whelan’s Main Venue; doors 8pm, tickets €16.50 + fees

The Matthews, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, €6 admission

– The Midnight Hour at Whelan’s featuring #1s and Oh Boland; doors 11:30pm, free admission before 10:30pm, Club entry applies after 10:30pm

– Strictly Deep x Small Talk – Official Not Going To EP Party, at Hangar; doors 10:30pm; see event page for admission

Strictly Deep @ Hangar

Sunday, 6th September

Electric Picnic, Stradbally – [SOLD OUT]

Amazing Apples at Whelan’s Main Venue; doors 8pm, tickets: €8 advance / €10 door (or €8 on the door if Galway win!)

Tuesday, 8th September

– ESB Live 2015: Saint Etienne perform Foxbase Alpha at the NCH; 8pm, tickets €30

Patty Griffin at Whelan’s Main Venue; doors 8pm, tickets €28 + fees

Niall Cash, Ruth & Baja Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, admission €5

Music Network presents Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan & Mike Vass at the Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets from €15 + fees

Wednesday, 9th September

The Hot Sprockets & Bitch Falcon at the Workman’s Club (5th Birthday celebrations); doors 8pm, tickets  €5 available online

Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine, Button Factory; doors 7:30pm, tickets €20

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

– Saucy Sundays weekly showcase in The Loft at 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.


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 until 5th September; tickets €18

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

Fly Me to the Moon at the Gaiety Theatre; running until 12th September; tickets from €19.65

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

Sunset in NYC


– The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of Tchaikovsky Favourites; Friday, 4th September at 8pm at the National Concert Hall; 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

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


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

Dara O’Briain at Vicar Street, 3rd – 5th September; tickets €30

Come Here to Me presents Dublin Songs and Stories at the Sugar Club; Thursday, 3rd September at 7:30pm; in aid of the Rape Crisis Centre; tickets from €10 + fees

Dublin Songs and Stories
Slam Sunday at Accents Lounge; Sunday, 6th September at 7:30pm; tickets €5

Comedy Night with Al Porter & Friends; at The Workman’s Club (5th Birthday celebrations); Tuesday, 8th September; doors 8pm, tickets €5

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 movie screenings:

The Royal Tenenbaums – Merrion Square Park; Thursday, 3rd September, gates at 7pm; €5 admission

Grease – Leinster Cricket Club; Friday, 4th September, gates at 7pm; €6 admission

UP The Movie – Sandymount Green; Saturday, 5th September, gates at 7pm; €5 admission (family ticket €15, under 6s free entry)

The Sugar Club presents Cult Classics Month

– Friday, 4th September: Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (1982)

– Monday, 7th September: The Warriors (1979)

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

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

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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Lead image © Simon Bray for The Anchor; photo of market via Temple Bar Food Market Facebook page


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