Weekender: |wiːkˈɛndə|– noun – what to do in Dublin this weekend.
ME & MY DOG, RUFFIANS & MOLLUSKS
Friday 9 October | Upstairs in Whelans | 11.30pm, Free
Raggamuffin guitar pop from three Irish acts with a hint of the Wesht in them and all for free at a midnight gig upstairs in Whelans. Me & My Dog released split on Popical Islands last year with Oh Boland, with Niall Murphy from that band performing as Mollusk, along with Galway’s Ruffians. You’ll need to click attending on the Facebook event for the free guestlist, so get on it.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
Thursday 8 through Sunday 11 October | The Gate Theatre | 7.30pm (matinees 2.30 Sat), €25-35
Beginning as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, but running throughout much of October, The Gate Theatre continue their tradition of staging works from the great authors of theatre with this production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Set in 1950s Brooklyn, A View from the Bridge tells the tale of Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman, and his wife’s cousins who he agrees to shelter. Somewhat inevitably, tragedy rears its head in this tale of illicit desire. Joe Dowling directs, having finished his directorship of the Guthrie Theatre in Minnesota. A View from the Bridge runs until October 24th.
Until Saturday 10 October | The Abbey Theatre | 7.30pm, matinees Saturday 2pm, €13-43
A new productions of Sophocles’ Oedipus will be staged at the home of Irish theatre, the Abbey. Wayne Jordan, whose work in recent months including a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet at the Gate Theatre which earned excellent reviews, directs a 19-strong cast in retelling this tale from the classics of flawed human nature, death and revenge. This adaptation of Sophocles’ tale of fatalism has similarly been garnering excellent reviews and is set to close as the Dublin Theatre Festival draws to a close this weekend.
RHONA BYRNE – HUDDLE TESTS
Until Saturday 7 November | Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
Irish artist Rhona Byrne transforms the Temple Bar Gallery into a big yellow testing ground for the exploration of social relations, group dynamics and associated anxieties. The installation, including sculpture, drawing and wearables, reflects on the desires and tensions experienced between private thought and public behaviour, feelings of isolation and belonging, connectivity and relating, distraction and attending and the fragile state between comfort and discomfort.
IRELAND vs FRANCE // POLAND vs IRELAND
Sunday 11 October | Millenium Stadium, Cardiff | 4pm
Sunday 11 October | National Stadium, Warsaw | 7.45pm
Ay jaysus lads, the World Cup, the Euros, let’s have it all.