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Buckle up for In Case Of Emergency at the Science Gallery where catastrophe is the theme of the day. With this exhibition, the Science Gallery is wondering why apocalyptic happenings are so innately entertaining. They form the plots for films, have been the subjects of books, and even manifest themselves as epic paintings. What is it about Doomsday disasters that has us rapt, gossiping about whether millenarian predictions are coming true? Explore the science behind the sci-fi with dreamers and designers at the Science Gallery’s latest exhibition, full of opportunities to interact with artwork and explore your own relationship with deathly doom. TUE–FRI 12:00-20:00 SAT-SUN 12:00–18:00 CLOSED MONDAYS

Rodney Graham is a writer, painter, photographer, sculptor, musician and more… it seems that there is nothing he cannot do. The Vancouver-based artist first emerged in the late 70s. He played in a band and created site-specific work, like Camera Obscura, which was an optical device the size of a garden shed that he put on his family’s farm in British Columbia. Before long, Graham had produced a series of works based on Sigmund Freud, represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, and exhibited at renowned galleries like Whitechapel Gallery, London, and at the Whitney Biennal. Over the years, this artist has become particularly associated with filmmaking, and IMMA will be displaying a sampling for you to get acquainted with alongside photographic light boxes. It’s impossible to describe Rodney Graham’s style as it is constantly mutating and his referencing is diverse – his work picking up on everyone from Lewis Carroll to Kurt Cobain. Leave your expectations at the door as you encounter Rodney Graham’s peculiar world at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived.  The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others! In addition to advanced animatronics, […]

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.  So are they going to trust this one? And should they? A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. CLASS was first produced in association with the Civic Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Iseult Golden and David Horan are independent theatre artists who have worked together on new adaptations and original work for over a decade. This is their seventh collaboration.

Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday Evening 7:30pm Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2:30pm

Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. This punchy, 75 minute production recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production in which you are literally part of the show. This is a no holds barred in-yer-face theatre production. This is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.

Dara O’Briain is back on tour in autumn 2017, with a brand new show.

3Arena is to stage the opening night of the 2018 Unibet Premier League season as the world’s top darts stars return to Ireland on Thursday February 1. The 3Arena has become a hugely popular destination on the 16-week roadshow tour of the Premier League since the first visit to Dublin in 2012, with sell-out crowds cheering on the likes of Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright. Next year’s event will be the first of 16 nights in the 2018 Premier League, as ten players compete in five matches in Dublin to kick off the new season. The field of ten players for the 2018 Premier League will be confirmed in January, with the top four players in the PDC Order of Merit joined by six Wildcard selections. Tickets will be priced as follows: Front Table Section: €56 per ticket Tiered Seating: €31 per ticket

uPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, ‘Help Me I’m Dying’ to The Olympia Theatre for the first time on Thursday 1st February! VIP packages (prices & details below) and standard tickets priced from €45.05 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy go sale at 9am on Friday 28th July via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

01 Feb Aiken Promotions present GUS DAPPERTON 8pm €15.60 03 Feb FESTIVAL OF LIGHT 7pm €9 09 Feb Spike Fest: Laura Moody and Live Film Score by Lioba Petrie 8pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Improvisation workshop with Zan Berry 12:30pm €15 10 Feb Spike Fest: Naomi Berrill & Zan Berry 2pm €10 adults / €5 kids 10 Feb Spike Fest: Blues In Space 8pm €15 11 Feb Spike Fest: Cello Ireland present Cello Voce 8pm €15 16 Feb Aiken Promotions presents LONEY DEAR 8pm €16 17 Feb JK Flesh + Whirling Hall of Knives 8pm €15 21 Feb Traditional Arts Collective 8pm €10 23 Feb MCD present PAUL DRAPER 8pm €18.50

The Altered Hours Thu 1 Feb / Doors: 21:00Free Strange Brew Late Night Strange Brew Strange Brew Thu 1 Feb / Doors: 23:30Free Indie beats, alternative rock and good vibrations from the past, the present and the not too distant future with gugai. Super Extra Bonus Party Sat 3 Feb / Doors: 21:00Free Super Extra Bonus Party have been on hiatus since 2010. Their story is an interesting one: childhood friends Cormac Brady and Mike Donnelly (electronics) decide to expand their existing musical … Open Mic Night Sun 4 Feb / Doors: 20:30Free Upstairs Whether you are a comedian, dancer, opera-singer, magician, singer-songwriter, Bruce Willis look-a-like or anything else for that matter….come in and hone your talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just … John Conneely Inc. Sun 4 Feb / Doors: 23:30€5 A collection of musicians and friends playing some unique renditions of some well known Jazz and Blues tunes along with some of John’s original material. With a big voice … Beth Orton Mon 5 Feb / Doors: 20:00€20 (€18 members) (Includes free admission to John Conneely Inc) “Fascinating and inventive, reshaping our expectations constantly.” Sydney Morning Herald Beth Orton is one of the most unique and […]

Leonard Bernstein Bernstein on Broadway Thurs 1 February Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as it celebrates the illustrious legacy of this extraordinary composer when it presents classics from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Fancy Free, Wonderful Town & more Andrew Lloyd Webber The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Tues 6 & Wed 7 February For two nights the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love & more. IAYO 23rd Festival of Youth Orchestras Sat 10 February The 2018 Festival will see almost 500 young musicians take to the stage to perform a variety of music played by young people for young people – from classical repertoire to music from movies, pop tunes arranged for orchestra & new music by Irish composers. Nikolay Khozyainov DIPC Nikolay Khozyainov Tues 13 February Demonstrating staggering technique and confidence. the winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov performs a programme of Chopin, Beethoven, Getty & Schumann Declan O’Rourke Valentine’s Night with Declan O’Rourke Wed 14 February Following his sold out Valentine’s Day concert in 2017, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra invites you and a special friend […]