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September 28 2014

Mart

where MARTCADE, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
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when 6pm

how much €10 - €200

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The MART Academy

While MART as a collective has been about since 2006, their physical presence in Dublin is still relatively new. With their first studios in the old fire station only opening, last year, their empire has quickly grown, encompassing 3 different buildings, a multitude of studios, exhibition spaces, a market, cafe and performance venue and now MARTcademy, a one stop shop for budding, developing and established artists. Covering a wide range of artistic and creative disciplines, there’s everything from an intro to turkish art to singing for the terrified. And they’re such sweeties, they even promise tea and cake for participants (let’s be honest, that’s what we all want!)So try something new this autumn, and head towards Rathmines for a little MARTucation! / Beccy Fitzpatrick

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October 17 2014

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where Oxfam Shop, Oxfam Ireland 3 88A Francis Street Dublin
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when 8:15pm

how much €6 - €12

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Oxjam Takeover

This weekend you should be found Oxjammin’ in Oxfam Francis Street, where pop-up gig merchants Homebeat, barbershop band-lovers Abner Browns and music mag State will each be curating a night of music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Homebeat have sets from Elephant, Ye Vangabonds, the dreamy Let’s Set Sail and Floor Staff - cos who better to philosophise on whether the pint is half full or half empty than Floor Staff, right? Highlights from the rest of the weekend include Booka Brass Band, Come on Live Long and Rocstrong, so fork out for the weekend ticket - you won’t be sorry. / Kate Coleman

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October 18 2014

Omar-s

where The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when 10:30pm

how much €14 - €16

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Omar S

Omar S is Detroit through and through. Look at his Facebook page and his cover picture is of him standing nonchalantly beside a car. In his most recent album artwork he's kneeling down on what looks to be the plainest surface he could find. In an industry where image is the be all and end all, Omar S doesn't really give a crap. In 2009 Omar S became one of a handful of producers whose Fabric mix was entirely his own music. This is a guy who doesn't care what the norm is, or what's expected of him. His music and mixes rarely contain samples or vocals, instead the bass is consistent and building. This is music to dance to, not to ponder to. A distinctive style for sure this 3 hour set is bound to be good, and bound to draw a crowd. In Room 2 will be DJ Skirt, the queen of mixing vinyl and another sure bet to get you dancing. Win Tickets / Niamh Keenan

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October 18 2014

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where Opium Rooms, Liberty Lane, behind Whelan's, Dublin 2.

when 11pm

how much €12

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Moon Boots & Tornado Wallace

For a discombobulating, clubby disco meets r’n’b meets dizzy synth night on the tiles, Moon Boots has to be high on the hidden agenda. Wear your bounciest moon boots, cos it’s one for grooving to, the magic of a crowd moshing to the bubbling riffs in unison isn’t to be sniffed at. Every time the maestro has played here before, it’s been extra-terrestrial, a shuttle to another dimension, and this time should be no different. Then, there’s Tornado Wallace, who collages together sounds that really shouldn’t work into a bewilderingly perfect sound. His brand of psychedelic house is manic, exciting, left of centre and you should bathe in the Balearic vibes that will rain down his he reigns from the decks on high. It’s future-disco, so dance, dance, dance, to this musical quirkster’s tune. Win Tickets / Kate Coleman

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October 19 2014

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where Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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when 3:30pm

how much €9

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Dr. Strangelove

Dr Strangelove is a film that you’ve seen before. Not in a Memento memory loss type of way but rather it’s been so heavily parodied, alluded to, tributed and ripped off, you have seen it on some sort of subconscious level. The film like many of Kubrick’s early films is simple in it’s construction, frugal in it’s settings and masterful in its use of limited resources. Using primarily four locations the films simplicity is its real power. The film points towards a simple truth; If a nuclear deterrent can destroy all life on earth, what exactly does it deter? Satire at it’s simplest and best, the film is embellished by an excellent performance from Peter Sellers who plays the crypto fascist and nuclear war expert Dr Strangelove, Nixon lookalike President Merkin Muffler and Group Captain Mandrake.A classic film if there ever was one, Dr Strangelove delivers on all fronts. / Jack Broughan

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October 19 2014

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where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 7pm

how much €12.50

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Mississippi Records on Tour

The guys behind Mississippi Records aren't really ones for buying into the hype, so we're gonna keep this pretty simple. This is about music. This is about knowledge. This is about preservation. Mississippi Records is a Portland label, which really hit the jackpot when it released Alan Lomax's archive. They are what Black Books should have been - they release obscure anomalies, rare recordings, of gospel, roots and more, while also releasing punky offerings from the bands they discover in their Portland record store. It's only vinyl as well, of course. They are kind of alarmed  and bemused that people are so interested in their day-to-day, so this should prove to be interesting, thought-provoking, and most of all, humbling. Win Tickets / Kate Coleman

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October 19 2014

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where Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
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when 8pm

how much €23

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Adam Cohen

It’s difficult to live under the shadow of a famous parent - few emerge without either accusations of nepotism, scarred self-esteem, or a superitority complex. Many simply graduate to the ITV2 school of hard knocks and tiny bikinis. Adam Cohen doesn’t try to emerge from his father’s shadow, there is no bravado or posturing in his approach to his own career, but he does acknowledge his influence, whether it is in the genre that he has decided to dedicate himself to musically, or the references to his father within the lyrics - which wouldn’t be such a big deal was his father not the melancholic inspiration of every aspiring songwriter with an acoustic guitar out there. Either way, this promises to be an exceptional gig, so leave your preconceptions at the door. Win Tickets / Kate Coleman

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October 20 2014

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where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when 13.45|20.30

how much €10

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Northern Soul

The north of england ain't the sexiest place ever, but it was where one of the coolest musical movements, northern soul, was born. Towards the end of the 60s mods developed an obsession with finding little known black American soul artists (no motown here!), and hosted awesome club nights from which developed unique dances featuring lots of high kicks and frenetic booty waggling as well as new fashion styles. It’s a movement that hasn’t recently had much of a mention so I can’t wait to see new film Northern Soul, which has a stellar line up including Ricky Tomlinson and Steve Coogan as well as an understandably deadly soundtrack. Also the lovely people in the IFI are running an after party for Friday's screening so make sure to book yo'self a ticket, it’s going to be epic. / Rebecca Fitzgerald

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October 21 2014

Fitzsimons

where Oliver Cornet Gallery , JF Studios, 5 Cavendish Row (Parnell Square) Dublin 1
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when 11am - 6pm

how much Free

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Recollections - John Fitzsimons

Fine art is a difficult thing to look at. It’s so difficult to understand why you enjoy a piece that the phrase “I don’t know a lot about art, but I know what I like” has become a cliché, often used to lampoon people with aspirations of the finer things (and why not, if you like it, you like it, no snobs here. Art is for everyone) Thus, I shall cobble together my explanation of my enjoyment of this work - it’s grey with a spot of colour, like looking out the window of a Stena Line ferry at 6am and seeing the pop of a lighthouse in the distance. It’s like looking through a kaleidoscope at a pot of Farrow & Ball’s greyest grey, or pressing down on your closed eyes and contortions of multi-coloured pyramids building and falling. It’s faded and beautiful, kinda nostalgic, and oddly spiritual or totemic. That’s just me, though, check it out for yourself. / Kate Coleman

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October 22 2014

Realestate

where The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when 7:30pm

how much €17

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Real Estate

Real Estate's music conjures up two distinct images in my head. Purveyors of preppy geekiness, I visualize the New Jersey 5-piece band’s recording studio perpetually shrouded in a cloud of weed fumes. They talk slowly and play slower, their dreaming minds unfurling and teasing ideas into cohesive four-minute songs that glide and hover in a constant state of chiming-guitar loveliness. The second image is a side effect of the first, and captures the aching nostalgia of a distant past, albeit one plucked straight out of a John Hughes coming-of-age movie: carefree bike rides around idyllic suburbia, leafy green manicured lawns, an unrequited crush, and the simultaneous comfort and loneliness of friendship. Theirs are songs that carry the listener on a journey, a trip even. Let’s hope they bring the dry ice. Win Tickets / Brian Keane

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October 22 2014

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where The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when 8pm

how much Free, Ticketed

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Banter: Has Dublin Lost its Creative Edge?

I love hearing the cries about strawberry bargains on Capel St. I love walking around Blessington Street basin, up the mountains and along the smelly beaches in Fairview and Sandymount. I love trying weird vegetable/fruit juices from the Polish food stores. I love being around South Circular at prayer time and feeling like an ethnic minority. I love going to a slanty-floored rave above a Chinese restaurant. I feel inspired by the noticeable increase in open gay couples sharing a kiss on the streets or when my friends continue to create and expose new ideas and experiences in Dublin. Creation is a product of inspiration. Dublin is full of inspired souls young and old, still creating because their city is rich with old and emerging culture. If you can't see the creative edge, your focus must be camped out in the departures lounge of Terminal One. / Jordan Ralph

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October 22 2014

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where Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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when 8pm

how much €9

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A Clockwork Orange

This Stanley Kubrick offering was banned in Ireland for over 20 years and when I finally got to see it on the big screen I had to wonder what was going through the censor's mind. Yes, Malcom McDowell’s Alex and his “droogs” are hedonistic hoodlums prone to outbursts of random violence but they also drink a lot of milk which is surely sending a healthy message. A true cult classic this is an exploration of violence at its most primal level. When Alex’s behaviour is modified so that it is acceptable to society it is almost as if he has lost a limb. With a soaring soundtrack, sinister visuals and an iconic performance from McDowell that spawned an always popular Halloween look, this futuristic fantasy is still powerful and unnerving even if some parts look slightly dated now. / Frances Winston

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October 22 2014

Friday_13th

where TBC

when 7.30pm - 10.30pm

how much Free (see competition)

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Friday The 13th Part II

The body count continues with this stalk and slash favourite from the early '80s which is the latest offering by the Jameson Cult Film Club. Having hosted previous installments of the Club in the Mansion House and Tivoli, they're locating Camp Crystal Lake in a different part of town. For those unfamiliar with the concept, these screenings come with the twist of immersion. Characters mingle within set creations from the original film and the assembled feel the blur between what's on screen and what's surrounding them. Expect the rustic Packanack Lodge to be there and Jason Voorhees may also be lurking in the shadows looking for his next victim both on screen and off. Win Tickets / Zach Joyce 

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