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February 27 2015

Arnieandmilano

where Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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when 10.45pm

how much €7.50 / €9

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Commando

"They hunted him down. They murdered his friends and they took they only thing he'd kill for but now somewhere, somehow, someone's gonna pay!" Commando was released 30 years ago and its trashy gusto remains preserved in the ultimate action hero Arnold Schwarzennegger.Colonel Matrix (Arnie) is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by the exiled henchmen of a Latin American dictator. His plan is to force Matrix to kill the incumbent president or have his daughter sacrified. On the mission plane, Matrix escapes and seeks his revenge. A killing spree ensues. The tropical idea, by James Horner, of pairing steel drums and saxophones is yet another cause for celebration. It's beers and popcorn time as Grindhouse present this cult action flick. Streak the facepaint, flex the muscles and go commando! / Zach Joyce

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February 27 2015

Catchmedaddy

where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when 4pm/8:45pm

how much See HERE

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Catch Me Daddy

A gritty thriller with very small specks of sunshine, Catch Me Daddy follows the story of young lovers hiding out in a caravan on the grimly misty Yorkshire moors. Heavy lidded and cotton-candy-pink-haired teen Laila and AWOL boyfriend Aaron, defied Laila’s family and are now being hunted down by two cars— a mix of Laila’s male family members rounded up by her father Tariq and brother Zaheer, plus two bulldog-esque men hired to help track them. The film is beautifully and bleakly shot, but there is no way to shake the dread that fills you as you as the plot hurtles towards the impending fate of Romeo and Juliet trapped in this eerie English hellscape. Win a film prize pack including zine posters and Cannes art books / Olivia Rutter.

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February 27 2015

Aaliyah

where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 11pm

how much €6/€12

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The Diskotekken Aaliyah Party

Fourteen years after her death, Aaliyah remains as relevant as ever. Her legacy and influence can be felt in the work of several nouveau R&B songstresses, including Jessie Ware, Jezzy Lanza and SZA. Even Drake has professed to being obsessed with her music. Now Discotekken are coming together to give the dearly departed star the tribute she deserves. But there's going to be nothing funereal or maudlin about it. Instead, you can expect a screening of the early 2000s classic that is Romeo Must Die and Aaliyah-themed cocktails. (Idea: Aaliyah-themed wine that doesn't boast what year it's from, for Age Ain't Nothing But A Number.) Bumping and grinding to vintage Aaliyah joints is also on the menu, but there'll also be some throwback Timbaland jams for your delectation. / Amy O'Connor

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February 28 2015

Essofree

where Eight Gallery , 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

when Until 6 March

how much Free

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ESSOFREE/FORESEES

Essofree/Foresee explores life during and after the deterioration of sight and how we try to adapt. Spread across three sections, the first is multiple prints of the same image viewed through different prescription lenses. The lenses become gradually stronger, demonstrating the deterioration; a clever idea, if a bit dizzy-inducing. The second is another image which Moran-Woods asked onlookers to describe. The descriptions vary from detailed outlines, to philosophical one liners about life passing by, while the final section is made of pieces of clothing with various trinkets sewn into them. The trinkets act as a code; pink bobbly beads on pink clothes, black spiders on black and so on. The wearer can feel a matching outfit together. The exhibition communicates the difficulties of relying on the sight of others and how a partially sighted person is only ever getting an interpretation of the world from another, to then re-interpret themselves. / Frida Kilburn

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February 28 2015

Cakefilm

where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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cinema

Cake

Jennifer Aniston, Hollywood's coolest woman. Sassy (she was offered a featured player role on SNL), she lit up films such as Office Space and Along Came Polly, but it always felt like the froth of the material hampered her professional reputation. Until now. With Cake, Aniston has acknowledged that Hollywood will only give its leading ladies a moment in the limelight if they sacrifice their good looks and smiles in the name of art. The result is an achy exploration of chronic pain, the relationships it demolishes, and the lust for release that such biting, constant pain can inspire. It also examines love, sympathy and empathy, and Aniston's performance is quite touching and human. Stepping into her character's world may not be enjoyable, but it is certainly rewarding. / Kate Coleman

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February 28 2015

Welcomedisturbances

where The Lab, Dublin City Council Arts Office, Foley Street, Dublin 1
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when Until 11 April

how much Free

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Welcome Disturbances

What happens when art and science collide? No, the Lab Gallery isn’t hosting some offbeat take on the Higgs Boson, instead it is the venue for an exhibition of works that asks important questions. Can we compare art and science? Should we have to? Is there a way they can co-exist and explore new ways of understanding the world? By teaming up, students from NCAD and UCD have opened up discussion on their practices. In an exchange of informed and creative ideas, they have been allowed to work outside of their boundaries. If you have ever found yourself wondering what the internal spaces of your consciousness looks like (admit it, who hasn’t!), then you are in for a treat. With a programme of free events over the next few months, this promises to be an exhibition that will break down the walls that divide science and art. / Julieanne McMahon

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March 01 2015

Mowgli

where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 8pm

how much €10

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The Jungle Book Party

Taken from the book of Axl, Discotekken welcomes you, the king of the swingers and the jungle VIP, back to the Sugar Club for an evening of afro, disco, funk and jungle vibes, together with a screening of Walt Disney’s animated classic. The last film to be personally produced by Walt before his death, still feeds the appetites of Hollywood and beyond, with a re-release due this autumn, combining live-action and animation and not to mention the talent of Bill Murray to voice our party-hearty bear, Baloo. And here’s another nugget of information to share with your Discotekkers, the song, “That’s What Friends Are For,” sang by the four vultures, was meant to be sang by the Beatles, but apparently Lennon declined, who knew! With three DJ sets, an outdoor BBQ and limited edition man-cub apparel, you will have the Bare Necessities for an epic night. / Claire Mullane

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March 01 2015

Decadesparty

where Secret. Sign up to find out.,

when 6pm

how much €10

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The Decades Party

"Oh, I'm just going to a private party" - string on your pearls, cos it's about to get James Bond. Make some dolla, lose some dolla, but have fun at the casino tables, while if you've got an addictive personality, we'd advise you skip that (save for blowing on your boo's chips to psych out the opposition) and head to the dancefloor where music will be spanning the decades, DJs including Dave Parle and Eoin Carrigan - better known for promoting gigs in the city, but both with enviable record collections that'll make time-travelling through the decades smoother than you could possibly imagine. / Kate Coleman

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March 01 2015

Abbeyroad

where The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when 4pm

how much €10

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Abbey Road Listening Party

Abbey Road is the George Harrison lover's album. It is so much more than merely that iconic album cover - it is the last example of the Beatles actually recording and working symbiotically as the fab four. Expect to hear some of your favourites, imagining Patti Boyd barefoot, dancing to Something (and not thinking of Eric Clapton at all), and banish the memory of Olly Murs singing Come Together on the X Factor all those years ago by listening to the real McCoy. Add to that the album tracks for the nerds, and Here Comes the Sun for the Beatlemania newbies, and you've got a swell evening on your hands. / Kate Coleman

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March 02 2015

Itfollows

where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when 1.30pm / 6.30pm

how much €7.60 / €9

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cinema

It Follows

A horror film that has been receiving a lot of buzz and hype on the internet over the past few weeks, It Follows is one that truly deserves every bit of praise thrown its way. Stylishly shot with somber tones and a throwback feel, everything about this film is well done, from the wide panning shots to the throbbing bassy score, as an audience member you can't help but fully scan the screen while the most innocent of conversations is taking place, in hope that you’ll spot the impending doom that’s about to befall our protagonists. One of It Follows’ many strengths is that we care about the characters, which is something that most horror films of recent years have lacked. Director David Robert Mitchell expertly crafts an original take on the teen horror genre and delivers a foreboding masterclass in horror filmmaking. / Adam Matthews

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March 03 2015

Tuneyards

where Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 2.
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when 7:30om

how much €22

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tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArds, the project of bubblegum-bright Merill Garbus, doesn't just have an overly stylized moniker, but also a musical smorgasbord of ingredients that find themselves mixed into catchy, helium-high, Afro-pop tunes. Looping and layering live sounds, it's as far from KT Tunstall's Black Horse and the Cherry Tree as you can get. The vocals are hyperactive, leading a chorus, while a sturdy drum and reliance on interesting percussiveness make You Yes You and Water Fountain the kinds of tunes that can sustain you during that 10pm slump at music festivals. This performance will be bright and loud, so come armed with glitter guns. / Kate Coleman

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March 03 2015

Searchplay

where Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
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when Until 5 March

how much €12/10

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Search

Search is new science fiction play by Dublin theatre stalwart, Sarah Ahern, whose semi-autobiographical work Franken 20 enchanted audiences at last year’s Collaborations Festival with its honest portrayal of life as a 20 year old Irish girl traveling alone for the first time. A different kettle of sardines altogether then, as Search sees three women (sort of), traveling through space in a mission to mine hydrogen from distant stars in order to return to earth and, in turn, save the human species. As ever, collaborations showcases two new pieces of theatre side by side. Also on the bill is Drawing Crosses on a Dusty Windowpane by Dylan Coburn Gray, who won the Fishamble Best New Writing Award for his pay Boys and Girls in 2013. Collaborations runs February 18th to March 7th. / Dave Desmond

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March 04 2015

Tomhunter

where Green on Red, Park lane, rear of apartments, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.

when Until 28 March

how much Free

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Axis Mundi & Bathing Places

The Green On Red Gallery in its new Spencer Dock location hosts the opening of Tom Hunter’s fourth solo exhibition, Axis Mundi & Bathing Places, Dublin Bay. The show consists of two separate bodies of work, one made in the last two years in the artist’s native England, the other made during his residency at IMMA in 2006. Hunter is best known for his honest, relatable photographs of life around his home of Hackney in East London, which were composed to echo paintings from the collection of the National Gallery in London. The photos from Sandycove and Seapoint were shot using a large-format, pin-hole camera, which gives a dreamy distortion and bend. They’re all shot from the perspective of a bather at the top of the steps which disappear in to the snotgreen, scrotumtightening sea. / Olivia Rutter.

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