Welcome to a jam-packed weekly roundup full of great suggestions for things to do over the coming seven days in and around Dublin.

We start off this week with the hilarious Neil Delamere at Vicar Street on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of February at 7.30pm. The star of the RTE’s The Panel and BBC’s The Blame Game and Fighting Talk, guarantees laughs galore as he discusses the recession, email viruses and much more. Tickets are €25.

This Friday 7th February sees the release of the latest Matthew McConaughey film, ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, this movie has been nominated for 6 Oscars and won 2 Golden Globe awards. It tells the story of an AIDS patient who smuggles drug into Texas. A must-see film.

Rugby fans, get ready for a big match this Saturday 8th February as Ireland and Wales go head to head as part of the RBS Six Nations. Kick off is at 2.30pm at the Aviva Stadium and it promises to be a great game.

The hugely popular play ‘A Tender Thing’ continues its run at the Project Arts Centre this weekend until February 15th. The perfect play to get you in the mood for Valentine’s day, the director, Ben Power, re-imagines Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and creates a powerful new love story. Tickets are €18 and can be bought by calling the box office at +353 1 8819613 or by visiting www.projectartscentre.ie.

IMMA is currently holding an exhibition titled, ‘In The Line of Beauty’, featuring work by 11 young Irish artists who each take an individual approach to the idea of beauty. Including artists such as Lisa Murphy, David Beattie and Rhona Byrne, the exhibition looks to define the boundaries of materiality and non-materiality while focusing on the search for beauty in our lives. Admission to the exhibition is free and it runs until February 23rd.

Edward Sharp and the Magnificent Zeros perform in the Olympia Theatre this Saturday February 8th and Sunday February 9th at 7.30pm. Since forming in 2007, the Californian band have performed to audiences all over the world and have two hit albums. Tickets cost €26.50 and can be bought at www.ticketmaster.ie

‘Horse Drawn’, an exhibition at the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar is running until Sunday February 9th. Featuring work by Christopher Barr, Anita Groener and Eithne Jordan to name but a few, the exhibition aims to explore how today’s artists see the horse as a staple of art since it was first painted on the walls of caves. This exhibition was especially curated for the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and is well worth checking out. Admission is free.

There is a weekly jazz event each Saturday night in the basement and wine cave of KC Peaches. Music is from 8pm to 10.30pm and food is served until 10pm. Admission is free but donations at the end of the evening are appreciated. For more information check out www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

For those who haven’t yet broken their new year’s resolutions, there is a Marlay Park urban trail run taking place this Saturday February 8th and Sunday February 9th at 11am. There is the option of a long race (8.8km) or a short race (4.4km) and it’s designed to encourage new runners to explore different parts of the park for running. All levels of fitness are welcome and for more information visit www.urbantrailsireland.com

Talbot Gallery and Studios present an exhibition titled Kevin Mooney – Dog Island Tales which opens Thursday February 6th. This is Mooney’s fifth solo exhibition and his paintings are rooted in folklore, history and an imagined world. He received a Visual Arts Bursary from the Arts Council in 2012 and 2013. The exhibition times and further details are available at www.talbotgallery.com

The play ‘Chancers’ comes to the Pavillion Theatre Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday February 12th for two nights. Starring Love/Hate’s Mary Murray as well as Luke Griffin, Andrew Murray and Anne Brogan, this comedy thriller broke box-office records when it was performed in the Viking Theatre last year. It features a husband and wife who are on the verge of loosing it all until they are given a chance of salvation. Tickets cost €16/€18 and can be purchased at www.pavilliontheatre.ie or by calling the box office at 01 231 2929.

That’s the Weekly Roundup for this week. Have a great weekend and week ahead. Remember to keep checking back with Dublin Buzz for all the latest news and lowdown around the capital. You can also keep up-to-date with us thorugh our Facebook and Google+ pages, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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