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, 6th August

– Sun Kil Moon at the NCH; 8pm; tickets €30

Friday, 7th August

The Summer Social at The Grand Social; Doors: 8pm // Admission €5; featuring Mama Kasbah, Mongrel State, Kicking Bird, Kingston

Oliver Cole album launch; Whelan’s; doors 8pm; tickets €11.75

Nightmares on Wax at Pygmalion; from 10pm; €10 on the door

Burnin’ Up 2nd Birthday party at The Grand Social;  with Kelly-Anne Byrne and Claire Beck; doors 11:30pm // free admission

Synaesthese & Electro Sensitive Behaviour at The Workman’s Club; doors midnight, €5 on the door

Summer Social @ TGS
Saturday, 8th August

Maeve Records showcase at District 8; from 2pm til late; tickets from €35 + fees

– The Summer Social at The Grand Social; Doors: 7:30pm // Admission €5; featuring Paddy Hanna, MKAI, Anderson

Blues, Roots and Brass Festival; hosted by the Camden Quarter at Whelan’s; from 8pm; free admission

Vendetta Love new single launch; On The Rox (Voodoo Lounge); doors 8pm

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

Sense presents Mak & Pasteman at the Button Factory; doors 11pm

– T/A/S/T/E DJs with Simon ‘LaserTom’ Cullen from 11:30pm at at The Grand Social; free admission

Sunday, 9th August

– The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock at The Grand Social; ‘Lockout’ Rehearsal #2; 3pm; free admission

– Blues, Roots and Brass Festival; hosted by the Camden Quarter at Whelan’s; from 8pm; free admission

Blues, Roots and Brass Fest in Dublin
Monday, 10th August

– Sepultura at The Academy; doors 7pm; tickets €25

– The National Youth Jazz Ensemble at The Sugar Club; 7:30pm; tickets €10 + fees


Recurring Club Nights

– The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

King Kong Club every Wednesday at The Mercantile. Free admission

 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

The Taming of the Shrew at Iveagh Gardens; evening performances at 7pm on 6th, 7th, & 10th – 14th of August inclusive; matinee performances on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th August at 3pm; admission is free.

Taming of the Shrew playing in Dublin

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


Opera in the Open at the Amphitheatre, Wood Quay; performance of Bizet’s Carmen; Thursday 6th August at 1pm; free admission

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the Magical West End at the National Concert Hall; 8pm, Friday, 7th August [SOLD OUT]

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents the second of its Summer Lunchtime Concerts at the National Concert Hall; 1:05pm, Tuesday, 11th August
Exhibitions in the city
RHA 185th Annual Exhibition – runs until 9th August

Animal Inside Out at the Ambassador – runs until 9th August; tickets €17

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
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

intricate sand sculpture dublin castle 2015
The Noise Upstairs open mic night; every Monday at 7:30pm at the East Side Tavern on Leeson Street

Happenings presents a screening of The Big Lebowski in Merrion Square Park; 8pm, Thursday, 6th August; €5 admission

Tarantino Week at the Sugar Club:

– Thursday, 6th August  – True Romance
– Friday, 7th August – Pulp Fiction
– Saturday, 8th August – Reservoir Dogs
– Sunday, 9th August – True Romance

Outdoor Movies in the Park; run by dlr County Council in Marlay Park; free admission

Saturday August 8th
3pm – The Lego Movie (101 mins)
5pm – The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (144 mins)
8pm – When Harry Met Sally (96 mins)

Sunday August 9th
3pm – Stuart Little (81 mins)
5pm – Braveheart (170 mins)
8pm – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (110 mins)

The 142nd Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS in Ballsbridge; running until 9th August; tickets from €21

Pizza eating competition at 8:30pm in SoberLane D4 on Saturday, 8th August; in aid of CRY

The inaugural Dublin Ironman 70.3 triathlon takes place on Sunday, 9th August; various locations; road closures and traffic disruption

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

Indoor Flea Market at The Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street every Saturday from midday until 6pm

Fusion Sundays World Culture Market; 11am – 5pm, Sunday, 9th August; Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket Square; free admission

Smithfield Market Aug 2015
Smithfield Market Fair at Generator Hostel; from 12 – 6pm on Sunday, 9th August; free admission

Smithfield Summer Picnics from 12 – 3pm on Sunday, 9th August in Smithfield Square; free admission

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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