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Sunday 17 December 2017

Gigs

Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra the button factory Enigmatic Montreal post-rock collective formed from Godspeed You Black Emperor grads. 7.30pm, €17.50, 01 670 9202

Mumford and Sons the academy Now That's What I Call Folk-Pop! 7pm, €18.95, 01 877 9999

Smokie olympia Veteran north-country chart toppers still Living Next Door to Alice. Don't they realise she moved out? 7.30pm, €31, 0818 719300

Owen Pallett whelan's Former Final Fantasy fiddler returns with just his violin and electronic loop pedals. 7.30pm, €24, 01 478 0766

Peter Doran whelan's upstairs Solid acoustic singer-songwriter fare, smudged with the odd smutty riff. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

The Porn Effect the sugar club Ex-porn star, April Garris, explores some of the myths and preconceptions about the adult movie business. 8pm, €10, 01 678 7188

Zomby twisted pepper Enigmatic two-step producer and Lady Gaga's fav interval soundtracker. 11pm, €8, 01 873 4800 n Saturday 20th

MGMT the academy Psychotropic glam. 7.30pm, €27.50, 01 877 9999

Rhod Gilbert vicar street Peppery personal stories and the odd sultry tale from this white-hot Welsh comedian. 8.30pm, €25, 0818 719390

Dan Berglund the button factory Esbjorn Svensson's former bassist is back in business with his new quartet, Tonbruket. 8pm, €28, 01 670 9202

Brother Ali crawdaddy Legally blind, albino Muslim hip-hop phenomenon. 8pm, €12, 01 476 3374

The Jimmy Cake whelan's Epic post-rock instrumentalists. 8pm, €12, 01 478 0766

Robert Hood twisted pepper Minimal electro-soul. 11pm, €12, 01 873 4800

Revolution for Dogs whelan's upstairs Buoyant boy rock. 8pm, €5, 01 478 0766 n Monday 22nd

Ultan Conlon whelan's Galwegian folk rocker. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Semaphore whelan's upstairs Irish-Italian raw blues band. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Kevin Doherty the button factory Buncrana tunesmith. 8pm, €15, 01 670 9202

Dave Murphy bankers pub, trinity street The original showcase for Dublin singer-songwriters and a stop on the Dublin city tour that's more crucial than Guinness. 9pm, €5, 01 679 3697 n Wednesday 24th

Wallis Bird the academy Kooky dayglo singer-songwriter. 8pm, €19.45, 01 877 9999

Benni Hemm Hemm whelan's upstairs Trippy but winsome Icelandic boywonder with a small band of brass. 8pm, €12, 01 478 0766

Sinatra, a Man and His Life the sugar club See Tuesday. 8pm, €22.65, 01 678 7188

Mark Conway bewley's theatre Twangy Tullamore bluesman. 8pm, €10, 087 989 2994

Blasphemy spy Electropunk party. 11pm, €7, 01 677 0014 Theatre

Singin' I'm no a Billy, He's a Tim olympia Is a Glasgow kiss or two all that can be expected when a Rangers head and a Celtic nut come together? Banged up on the day of an Old Firm derby, they are about to find out. Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm, €30, 0818 719300

Swan Lake grand canal theatre The first production to touch down in Dublin's shiny new theatre is the Russian State Ballet's production, including Bolshoi soloists. 6.30pm, €99.50/€35, 0818 719377

Philadelphia Here I Come gaiety theatre Noel Pearson's production of Friel's classic of emigration looks for new relevance post-boom. Monday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30pm, €55/€32.50, 01 677 1717

Broken Croí/Heart Briste project arts centre Nomadic gaelgoir Manchán Magan delivers a retort to Des Bishop, with his own show about the perils of language-learning. Ends Saturday, 8.15pm, €15/€12, 01 677 8899

Sodome, My Love project arts centre One woman survived God's wrath in destroying the ancient city, and has finally come to explain what really happened. Olwen Fouéré stars. 8.15pm, €25/€20, 01 677 8899 Exhibitions

Haroon Mirza mother's tankstation Mirza's sound and sculptures explore aspects of the Islamic world and in particular, the call to prayer. 01 671 7654

Anne Tallentire imma Veteran Irish artist returns to Dublin with a show of her work (largely in video) over the past decade. 01 612 9900

Francis Alÿs imma The Belgian-born, Mexico-based former architect presents 111 small-scale paintings from his Le Temps du Sommeil work. 01 612 9900

Dorothy Cross & William McKeown kerlin gallery Two-person show from a pair of Irish artists with a fascination for water. 01 670 9093

Jorge Pardo imma Photomurals of the Cuban-American artist's work. 01 612 9900 Family Festival Under the Clock town hall, rathmines Comedy from Eric Lalor, Don Baker on harmonica, Russian dancers Vereneya and lots, lots more presented by the Arts Management students in Rathmines College. Saturday, noon, free, 01 497 5334

It's Camouflage! collins barracks A great treat for kids over five: a session devoted to disguise and deception. Sunday, 3pm, 01 677 7444

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