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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

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 […]

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous story ballets in the world, Swan Lake. With beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, this interpretation of Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland in a place where ancient mythology and the modern world collide. Performed by a company of 13 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this production is interwoven with story-telling, song and live music. Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds have created a new score which combines roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. Contains adult themes. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. She likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve’s magnificent new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life! Age recommendation: 6 years + Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including interval

Smock Alley Theatre, Wednesday 14th February – Saturday 3rd March 2018 We believe that Art is supposed to REACH its audience. We believe that it is the prerogative of the work to sometimes not work. We also believe that the AUDIENCE should be instrumental to the development of ART. Is is for that reason that Scene + Heard was born. A festival of New Work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance and Spoken Word genres. We asked the ARTIST to bring their most original, thought provoking, funny and heart wrenching ideas to our stages to inspire our AUDIENCES and to encourage them to give HONEST feedback on the work in development that they see.

The 9th Festival of Russian Culture will run from the 11th to the 21st of February 2018 in various locations throughout the city of Dublin. The festival has become a traditional feature of vibrant Dublin cultural life. Concerts, literary talks and readings, children’s art competition, music master class, children’s activities, lively performances, lectures and talks are just some of the events taking place during the festival in venues across the city. The festival will commence with Family Day on Sunday the 11th in the National Show Centre, Swords. Dancers, singers, spoon players, choirs along with the guest performers from Moscow will present an unforgettable show. Food and crafts markets, traditional pancakes, children’s entertainment and much more will give an opportunity to experience all things Russian. The Festival of Russian Culture is organised by the Russian community in Ireland and is supported by Dublin City Council, the Russian Embassy, Moscow City and St. Petersburg City Government, Moscow Department of Culture, National Gallery of Ireland, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies in Trinity College, Civic Theatre Tallaght.

‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit. This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne’s head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too. It’s been a busy few years for Byrne.  In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his Radio 2 show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious Sony Radio Gold Award.  As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show for TV3, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme Wild Things on Sky1. Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is creator and star.

2018 Marks the year of the Dog – see whats on around the capital Scroll-Making Workshop Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 10:30 – 13:00 Fee Free, Booking Required Guinness Storehouse Tours In Mandarin Venue Guinness Storehouse Date Fri 16 Feb – Sun 4 Mar Time 10:30 Fee €15 When Pre-Booked Tall Tail Venue Smock Alley Theatre Date Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb Time 11:00 (Fri) | 13:00 (Sat) Fee €6 Children / €10 Adults Dumpling Day Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 11:00 – 18:00 Fee Free, No Booking Required friday Lunchtime Chinese Culture Tal The World Of Dumplings Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 13:00 – 14:00  Fee €15 Rock Dog (2017) Venue Light House Cinema Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required How Lucky Are You? (Fully Booked) Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required Chinese New Year Family Workshop Venue National Museum Of Ireland – Collins Barracks Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:30 – 16:00 Fee Free, Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2018 Venue The Convention Centre Dublin Date Fri 16 Feb Time 19:30 (Doors […]