Tuesday 25 October 2016

This weekend's Dublin gig guide

Keith Barry
Keith Barry

A round-up of this weekend's entertainment

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Al Porter, Vicar Street

"Al Porter is yours," apparently. No, really, that's the title of the show. Did you know that the 22-year-old Tallaght man is officially the youngest Irish stand-up in history to headline a show at Vicar Street? You do now. The best-dressed man in comedy (we love those suits) is now a household name - and he certainly doesn't hold back…

Saturday at 8pm. Tickets priced €19 available at Ticketmaster

Keith Barry: Out of Control, Olympia Theatre

Everyone's favourite Irish mentalist, Keith Barry (below), is "out of control" and is once again ready to mess with our heads. We're told that Barry will be hacking brains and conducting mentalism experiments on his audience. There's also a spot of hypnosis involved and - get this - a death-defying "danger stunt". Crikey, Keith, look after yourself now…

Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets priced €29/€30 available at Ticketmaster

LINGO Festival, running citywide

The second annual LINGO spoken word festival kicks off today, and boy, do they have an exciting programme in store. The Lingo Poetry Brunch over at the Meeting House on Saturday morning sounds tasty (in more ways than one), as does the Headstuff Poetryhunt over at Pearse Street Library (also Saturday). Get your rhyme on, folks…

Friday-Sunday. For a full programme of events, visit here

Johnny Marr, Olympia Theatre

It's a year since the great Johnny Marr released his second solo album, Playland. Iconic axe man - deadly live performer. Might the former Smiths guitarist be tempted to brush off a few of 'the hits'? Of course. That's what he's there for. Give us a light that never goes out, Johnny…

Sunday at 7pm. Tickets priced €26.50, available at Ticketmaster

Are You There, Garth? It's Me Margaret, Gaiety Theatre

Playwright Fiona Looney has only gone and created a play about "Ireland's darkest hour". Yep, it's the Garth Brooks Fiasco of 2014, live on stage… sort of. Deirdre O'Kane stars as Margaret, a desperate housewife who loves nothing better than chatting to the one and only Garth Brooks from the comfort of her kitchen. Seriously, that's the plot. Things might get quirky…

Running until October 25. Tickets from €32.50. For more, visit here

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