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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.

An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive. In a new version by Nancy Harris, The Red Shoes is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

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, […]

Aiken Promotions are proud to welcome back to Ireland the hilarious Jim Jefferies with his “Unusual Punishment Tour” Live at 3Arena Dublin on January 23rd 2018. Tickets go on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation entertaining audiences with his controversial, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jefferies is currently starring in the new Comedy Central hit late show, The Jim Jefferies Show. The Weekly series features Jeffries traveling across the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and controversial issues of the day. His international stand-up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, kicked off last summer to rave reviews. Last summer also marked the release of his fifth major stand up special in seven years, Freedumb. The special is Jeffries’ second to air on Netflix and follows the huge success of Jim Jefferies: BARE, in which he delivered a now iconic routine on guns and gun control in the United States. Jeffries created, wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed FX series, Legit, which ran for two seasons and has since gained a cult following.

Electric Six is a six-piece American band from Detroit, Michigan. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of “garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal.”The band met recognition in 2003 with the singles “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar”, and subsequently released 14 full-length albums, two rarities albums, and a live album. A live DVD, Absolute Treasure, was released for download in 2014. The current lineup of the band consists of singer Dick Valentine, guitarists Johnny Na$hinal and Da Vė, drummer Two-Handed Bob, keyboardist Tait Nucleus?, and bassist Rob Lower.

Tradfest is one of those annual events that you have saved in your calendar, afraid of ever double booking and being denied the opportunity to revel in the marvels of some rollicking trad and folk. The festival occurs at the beating heart of Dublin’s arts and culture district, Temple Bar. It’s a place where buskers traditionally test out their newest songs and galleries open late for exhibition openings. In January, Meeting House Square is set alight with the luminescent joy that Irish traditional music brings to proceedings. There will be international acts performing shoulder to shoulder with the most awe-inspiring session musicians you’ve ever heard. You’ll be moved by lilting celtic airs or perhaps you’ll let your feet do the talking with a jig or a reel. Either way, Temple Bar Tradfest 2018 is a weekend to dive into, heart and soul. Experience the true essence of Irish life, with good times soundtracked by great music. Tom Doorley – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Big Country – St. Patrick’s Cathedral , Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 The Mulcahy Family & Mick O’Brien and Family – Dublin City Hall, Dublin – Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 Radiant […]

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.

Feast your senses with an evening of masterpieces, music, and food at Flavours of Art in the National Gallery of Ireland. This exquisite evening celebrates the return of the JMW Turner watercolours, a much-loved annual exhibition which is showcased at the gallery each January. After you’ve taken a tour of the exhibition and immersed yourself in Turner’s awe-inspiring landscapes, you can unwind with a sumptuous buffet supper, before being regaled with live music. Whether you’re a long-time admirer of Turner’s work, or this is your first time visiting this wonderful annual exhibition, an unforgettable evening of culture awaits you at the National Gallery of Ireland for Flavours of Art.

5 Jan First Fortnight Therapy Sessions Curated by ALL TVVINS 8pm €10 10 Jan Refreshers Night 8pm €5/€7 11 Jan Gigonometry Presents… Ghost Accuser, Ger Fox Sailing, Runway Lights, Niamh Regan. 7:30pm €8/€5 (students/unwaged) 12 Jan First Fortnight Therapy Sessions Curated by DELORENTOS 8pm €10 13 Jan Ewa Gigon 7:30pm €10 18 Jan Avant Gardai 8pm €10/€8 concession 20 Jan The Mack Daddy! A brand new comedy show by Barry Mack 6pm €6 25 Jan Aiken promotions presents ELDER ISLAND 8pm €13 26 Jan THE SPITFIRES 8pm €15

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