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The multiple Tony Award-winning ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine people who assassinated (or tried to assassinate) the President of the United States. The nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream… Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine in this bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny musical.

The man…A hundred faces…In Your Face! Mario Rosenstock is set to embark on a nationwide Irish Tour with his stunning new one-man stage show In Your Face…and what a face!  Most normal people have 43 muscles in their face. With Mario multiply that by 10…and they all move at the same time!  The brand new 2018 show is bigger and bolder than ever and it’s Mario’s most interactive too.  Prepare to be entertained like never before and maybe even become part of the show too.  One minute he’s on stage. One minute he’s In Your Face! To date Mario’s live tours have sold over 200,000 tickets with a record five consecutive sold-out nights at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Mario has spent eighteen years on the legendary Gift Grub on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM. He has starred in three smash-hit TV series of The Mario Rosenstock Show on RTE TV.  Mario has been awarded twelve national radio awards and is a member of Irish Radio IMRO Hall of Fame In Your Face will premiere at the Cork Opera House in April with a string of weekend shows all around the country, culminating at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in […]

PhotoIreland’s international festival is focused around photography and image culture. Explore work of esteemed photographers, as well as that of young and local initiatives in Ireland, presented to you in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Run by PhotoIreland Foundation, this year the festival presents the works of two photographers working around women’s rights, at a time when Ireland will vote in a referendum about issues concerning access to legal abortion. Launching the festival on 3rd May, Laia Abril’s comprehensive work On Abortion, looks at the history and repercussions for women in the absence of safe and legal abortions – the first chapter of an extensive project A History of Misogyny. Irish artist Sarah Cullen presents her work You Shall Have Exactly What You Want exploring the experiences of pregnant women in Ireland who are faced with crisis pregnancies. Website

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra International Concert Series 2017/2018 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Thursday 10 May, 8pm English music from the twentieth century is at the core of the programme of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, making a second visit to the International Concert Series as part of its 125th anniversary tour with their Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits. The programme also includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with guests soloist Simon Trpčeski. Vox Luminis Wednesday 23 May, 8pm Vox Luminis from Belgium is an ensemble that has been garnering exceptional critical acclaim under its music director Lionel Meunier. For their Dublin debut, they will perform a programme entitled Light & Shadow which celebrats the glories of the English renaissance with works from Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins and more. Culwick Celebrates 120 Years Wednesday 2 May The Culwick Choral Society celebrate their 120th anniversary with a performance of two great choral masterpieces: the jubilant Gloria by Francis Poulenc & the sublime German Requiem by Brahms. American College Dublin A Musical Theatre Celebration Thursday 3 May American College Dublin presents Ireland’s premier musical theatre degree students celebrating two of Broadway’s legendary songwriting partnerships – Rodgers and Hammerstein and Kander and Ebb. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wed […]

Welcome to Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is Ireland’s largest co-operative festival and the world’s first national celebration of creativity in older age, having inspired a number of international festivals such as Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wales and others. The Bealtaine Festival takes place each May. The ancient festival of Bealtaine or Beltane (held on May 1), marked the midway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice and heralded the start of Summer. The word Bealtaine is still used in the Irish language and translates as the month of May. The festival brings together people from all over Ireland to foster and inspire creativity among older people and to promote the skills, experiences and exposure that can lead to a rich creative life for all older people. Bealtaine is increasingly recognised as a major innovator in the area of the arts, creativity and older people globally and as a result is also about supporting the arts community to continue to work and to inspire and train other artists to engage in the area of creative ageing and intergenerational work. Website

Agnieszka Polska: Softly Spoken Exhibitions/ 19 Apr – 16 Jun Free Admission Fresh from winning Germany’s National Gallery Prize for Young Artists, video artist Agnieszka Polska returns to Project with her first solo exhibition in Ireland. Dublin Dance Festival 2018 Space Upstairs Dance/ 02 May – 20 May €0 – 22 Ireland’s leading dance event, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. Autumn Royal Cube Theatre/ 08 May – 12 May €18 – €20 A new play by Kevin Barry. May and Timothy are looking after the father – their own lives are curtailed, closed down, and they’re not getting any younger. A dark comedy (b)reaching stillness Space Upstairs Dance/ 11 May – 12 May €22 – €18 Choreographer Lea Moro courageously takes Baroque still life painting as a starting point for this playful dance piece. Part of Dublin Dance Festival. Akram Khan: Can We Live With Robots? Space Upstairs Dance/ 13 May €10 – €8 As robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) become increasingly prevalent, questions arise around their impact on human relationships. This is the topic of Akram Khan’s thought-provoking documentary. Bobbi Jo Hart: Rebels […]

Thursday 10th May FREYA RIDINGS MCD.ie presents FREYA RIDINGS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Tickets €12.00 inc booking fee, Pre-sale via Freya Riding’s Spotify Monday 5th February 9am – General on sale Thursday 8th February 9am from Ticketmaster Ireland Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: SOLD OUT Thursday 10th May BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR BIMM DUBLIN MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents TBC plus support Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, FREE ENTRY The Manuscript & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond. Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY Friday 11th May M. WARD ON SALE WED 28th MAR, 9AM MCD.ie presents M. WARD plus support _ Main Venue _ M. Ward is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose music seems to occupy a place that is uniquely “out of time,” a place that bridges the gaps between the roots of various American musical traditions of folk, country, blues, and rock. Doors: 7:30pm Tickets: €23.90 Friday 11th May THE HOP HOUSE ft. SHIPS (Live) VIA EVENTBRITE.IE Hop House 13 presents THE HOP HOUSE featuring SHIPS (LIVE) + LUMO DJs & Telephones ^ The […]

Thu May 17 Thu 17.05.2018 / 8:00PM-11:00PM The Amy Winehouse Experience – Lioness Presented by The Sugar Club from €24.50 (ex. booking) Fri May 18 Fri 18.05.2018 / 11:30PM-2:30AM The Booka Club Presented by The Sugar Club from €10.00 (ex. booking) Fri May 18 Fri 18.05.2018 / 8:00PM-2:30AM Too Many Zooz Presented by ChoiceCuts from €20.00 (ex. booking) SOLD OUT Sat May 19 Sat 19.05.2018 / 8:00PM-2:30AM Too Many Zooz Presented by ChoiceCuts from €20.00 (ex. booking) Sat May 19 Sat 19.05.2018 / 11:30PM-2:30AM The Booka Club Presented by The Sugar Club from €10.00 (ex. booking) Sun May 20 Sun 20.05.2018 / 7:30PM-11:00PM Down In The City – Scullion w/ Saint Sister & Joseph O’Conno Presented by The Sugar Club from €25.00 (ex. booking) Mon May 21 Mon 21.05.2018 / 6:30PM-8:30PM Don Patricio – Patrick O’Connell Presented by The Sugar Club from €12.50 (ex. booking) Tue May 22 Tue 22.05.2018 / 8:00PM-11:00PM Bob Reynolds Band – (Snarky Puppy, John Mayer) Presented by The Sugar Club from €20.00 (ex. booking) Fri May 25 Fri 25.05.2018 / 11:00PM-2:30AM Cut Chemist – Die Cut Album Tour Presented by ChoiceCuts from €20.00 (ex. booking) Fri May 25 Fri 25.05.2018 / 7:30PM-10:30PM The Shacks Presented […]

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them… Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories, and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love. Featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfield, including “The Look Of Love”, “I Only Want To Be With You”, “Spooky” and of course, the classic “Son Of A Preacher Man“, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart […]

ne man…A hundred faces…In Your Face! Mario Rosenstock is set to embark on a nationwide Irish Tour with his stunning new one-man stage show In Your Face…and what a face!  Most normal people have 43 muscles in their face. With Mario multiply that by 10…and they all move at the same time!  The brand new 2018 show is bigger and bolder than ever and it’s Mario’s most interactive too.  Prepare to be entertained like never before and maybe even become part of the show too.  One minute he’s on stage. One minute he’s In Your Face! To date Mario’s live tours have sold over 200,000 tickets with a record five consecutive sold-out nights at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Mario has spent eighteen years on the legendary Gift Grub on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM. He has starred in three smash-hit TV series of The Mario Rosenstock Show on RTE TV.  Mario has been awarded twelve national radio awards and is a member of Irish Radio IMRO Hall of Fame In Your Face will premiere at the Cork Opera House in April with a string of weekend shows all around the country, culminating at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in […]

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros Belfast giving fans the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO series. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology. Using State of the Art Technology, Game of Thrones® Composer Ramin Djawadi Will Take Fans Of The Acclaimed, Emmy® Award-Winning HBO® Show Through The Seven Kingdoms Spanning Seven Seasons In A New, Immersive Experience

Back by popular demand, The Live Last Waltz comes back to The Olympia Theatre for a fully seated show on Friday 25th May! A spectacular live 2 hour re-creation of one of the most iconic concerts in rock history, THE BAND’S “THE LAST WALTZ”. With a ten piece band, full brass section, and all the special guests.  

Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato has announced additional dates on her European tour due to phenomenal demand. Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city European run will now begin on May 24 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and wrap on June 27 in Bologna, Italy. In July 2017, Lovato released the first single “Sorry Not Sorry” off her album which instantly flew into the Top 5 on the iTunes Charts and is now certified triple-platinum. The hit has garnered over 500 million streams, climbed to #1 on the viral charts, and has over 310 million views for its house party video. Lovato’s sixth studio album “Tell Me You Love Me” debuted at #1 on iTunes in 37 countries on September 29th. In addition to her critically hailed album release, Demi released a 78-minute documentary film, Simply Complicated which has amassed over 13 million views to date. Demi is currently on her 20-city tour across the U.S. and Canada with DJ Khaled and Kehlani, which started on February 26. Tickets for Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me tour, Dublin show at 3Arena Dublin go on-sale to the general public on Friday March 16th at 9am from Ticketmaster

Back for its third year the Dublin 7s are set to blow you away. Whether you are taking part in the rugby or partaking in a great day out…this is the event for everyone. All tickets and team registrations are on sale now. For an extra special occasion please see our premium offerings and no need for a baby sitter because this is a child friendly event with heaps of activities for all ages. All of our food and drink is of the highest quality local produce. We will be cramming as much rugby as possible into the programme with live music, DJ stages, strong man competitions, dodgeball and much more there to distract you away from the pitch side. Website

The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music and BBC Radio 6 Music join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Titanic Slipways. Featuring Orbital Beck Underworld Franz Ferdinand First Aid Kit Manic Stret Preachers Neneh Cherry Ash The Breeders and many more…

After selling out three consecutive shows in Whelan’s, Hamsandwich have announced a headline show in the Olympia Theatre on Saturday 26th May! Tickets priced from €22.50 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

A world leading showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs! Coolest Projects offers young people from the international CoderDojo, Code Club, Raspberry Jam and wider Raspberry Pi community the opportunity to present the projects they have created at their local club. The event is both a competition and an exhibition to inspire and enable innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology skills in young coders aged up to 18. 2018 sees Coolest Projects become a global celebration for more young makers and tech creators than ever before. Over 1000 young people from 15 countries including Argentina, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Spain, and Japan will come together in the RDS to demonstrate the apps, websites, games, and hardware projects they have designed and created. As well as hundreds of unique projects, attendees will hear from inspirational speakers and leading educational technology experts and have the opportunity to try out the latest tech innovations and resources available. This family and educator friendly event is free for all young people under 18 to attend. Site

Battle for the Bay is back in 2018 and takes place on 26th and 27th May, it promises to deliver the usual fun, entertainment and aerial acrobatics which has helped it become one of the best free family weekends in the summer calendar. Battle of the Bay is an entertaining weekend for all the family, young and old, where audiences are enthralled, entertained and captivated by kite surfers from across the world as they weave across the glittering bay. Bring your friends, bring your family to Dollymount Strand to enjoy a weekend of an amazing extreme water show and have a great day at the beach. The best kite surfers from Ireland and the world will descend on the shore to showcase their spectacular skills and gravity defying moves as they skim the water surface and compete for the coveted King or Queen of the Bay crown. Growing from an audience of just 50 in 2006, Battle for the Bay now boasts an incredible 65,000 visitors over the weekend! There will be all the usual entertainment on dry land with live music all day from DJs and bands: a beach market selling everything from vintage clothes, vinyl records, Arts & […]

Volbeat are a Danish heavy metal band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. They are inspired by classic rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, as well as modern hard rock, thrash metal, heavy metal, alternative rock and hardcore punk groups. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, guitarist Rob Caggiano, drummer Jon Larsen and bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released six studio albums and one DVD. All of their studio albums have been certified gold in Denmark. Their second album Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil received platinum status, and their 2010 release Beyond Hell/Above Heaven was subject to widespread international critical acclaim, receiving double platinum in Denmark, platinum in Finland and Germany, and gold in the United States, Sweden and Austria. Volbeat’s sixth album entitled Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie was released worldwide on 3 June 2016.