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Thursday 14 December 2017

Gigs Exhibitions

Marz Roche the cobblestone Sensitive and polished Mayo singer. 8.30pm, €5, 01 872 1799

Vader whelan's Polish extreme metal legends. 8pm, €20, 01 478 0766

Barretstown Inspirations Show olympia Fundraiser night for children with cancer, with live performances from David Gray, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Jape and Villagers. 7pm, €30, 0818 719300

Maeve Higgins vicar street The leading lady of new Irish comedy. 8.30pm, €25, 0818 719 390

Field Music crawdaddy Sunderland indie siblings return with mark II of their art rock vehicle. 8pm, €12, 01 476 3374

Crash Ensemble samuel beckett theatre, tcd Ireland's top new music group mashing up videos and electronics for their fifth annual Free State show. 8pm, €22/€18, 01 896 2461

Literary Death Match the sugar club Quick-fire writers' bunfight billed as the literary answer to The X Factor. 7.30pm, €9, 01 678 7188

Martin Egan whelan's Singer-songwriter, Christy Moore co-conspirator, Neo-Expressionist artist and wild folk man. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Verona Riots whelan's upstairs Quality Irish stomp, with an EP to launch tonight. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Joker twisted pepper Intoxicating bass producer. 11pm, €12, 01 873 4800

Sidney Samson the button factory Dutch crunky house DJ. 11pm, €16.50, 01 670 9202

Sharam tripod One half of Iranian-born DC dance bomb producer, Deep Dish. 11pm, €20, 01 476 3374

Ocean Colour Scene olympia Baggy-Britpop survivalists. 7.30pm, €30, 0818 719300

John McIvor whelan's upstairs Co-existent alt-folk. 8pm, €8, 01 478 0766

Erland and The Carnival crawdaddy Nu folk fête of swirling, paisley-patterned influences. 8pm, €13, 01 476 3374

Sven Weiseman twisted pepper Melancholic, experimental deep house. 11pm, €12, 01 873 4800

Ed Devane the underground @ kennedy's Freaky electronic soundscapes, crafted for the dancefloor. 11pm, €10, 1890 200 078

X Pozed the village Belgian propulsion metal. 7pm, €8, 01 475 8555

Nighthawks at the Cobalt colbalt café Arthouse night of comedy and song, tonight featuring Eva Queen, Engine Alley and Tommy Nicholson. 7.45pm, €12.50, 01 633 0066

Two Door Cinema Club the button factory Seemingly unstoppable, Bangor electro-pop trio. 8pm, €13, 01 670 9202

Propaganda the academy Kicking London indie dance night has dropped anchor in Dublin. 10.30pm, €10, 01 877 9999

Neil Delamere vicar street Baby-faced comic. 8.30pm, €28, 0818 719 390

Jason Byrne axis theatre See Thursday. 8.30pm, €15, 01 883 2100

Star Wars the o2 A multi-media extravaganza, featuring music from all six of John Williams' scores. Noon and 6.30pm, €70, 01 819 8888

Eugene Donegan & Clive Barnes bewley's theatre Punchy, rousing acoustic rock. 8pm, €12, 087 989 2994

The Story jj smyth's More happening jazz from the Brooklyn collective. 8pm, €10, 01 475 2565

Heroes in Hiding whelan's High-spirited six-piece ska band from Dublin. 7.30pm, €7, 01 478 0766

Behold Mars tcd Public talk covering all things Red Planet, by astronomy expert Kevin Nolan, who will be signing copies of his book 'Mars: A Cosmic Stepping Stone'. 8pm, €7, 01 847 0777

Dave Matthews Band the o2 Pop- oriented, syncopated folksy funk rockers. 6.30pm, €65.70/€54.80, 01 819 8888

Echoes of Ireland national concert hall Part of the Samuel Barber Centenary Celebrations, with all tonight's proceeds going to children's charity Barnado's. 8pm, €45/€25, 01 417 0000

County Sessions the button factory Tonight is led by Wicklow whistle sensation Cormac Breathnach. 7.30pm, €15, 01 670 9202

Rig the Jig whelan's Seven-piece folk outfit. 7.30pm, €10, 01 478 0766

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

Lynyrd Skynyrd the o2 Southern rock super group. 6.30pm, €54.80/€49.20, 01 819 8888

Fairport Convention whelan's Collective folk-rock nobility back in Dublin after their much-loved and sell-out concert last year. 8pm, €22, 01 478 0766

An Evening with Jimmy MacCarthy national concert hall Ireland's greatest jockey songwriter rides on. 8pm, €39.50/€35, 01 417 0000

Local Natives the academy Two beards, washboards, three-part harmonies, lots of drums: ah, yes, some more neo-hippy folk, with just a dash of Talking Heads. 7pm, €13.50, 01 877 9999

Véronique Pestel the sugar club Contemporary chanson with singer/songwriter/pianist Pestel. Expect intelligence and humour. 8pm, €15, 01 678 7188

Anthony Doran citi bar, dame st The Blizzards' bass player takes up residency. 11pm, free, 01 679 4455

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

Stones in his Pockets olympia Two- handed epic with Simon Delaney and Conor Delaney. Starts Monday, 7.30pm, €25/€20, 0818 719300

Una Santa Oscura project arts centre The life and visions of 12th century composer/mystic Hildegard of Bingen. 8pm, €15/€12, 01 677 8899

The Beauty Queen of Leenane pavilion theatre A revival of Martin McDonagh's breakthrough play of Connemara misery. Friday and Saturday, 8pm, €23/€20, 01 231 2929

Still, the Blackbird Sings project arts centre The life of poet-warrior Francis Ledwidge. Ends Saturday, 8.15pm, €15/€12, 01 677 8899

Killer Joe new theatre Tracy Letts' slice of brutal Texan life. 8pm, €18/€15, 01 670 3361

Les Liaisons dangereuses gate theatre Nick Dunning and Fiona Bell star as the nasty aristos in this classic tale. 7.30pm, €35/€20, 01 874 4045

Sticks and Stones bewley's theatre Hard-boiled, one-act drama, about a stand-off between a cop and a lawyer. 12.50pm, €15, 087 989 2994

Why Men Marry draiocht A comic exploration of tying the knot. 8.15pm, €16/€14, 01 885 2622

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 last decade. 01 612 9900

Francis Alÿs imma The Belgium-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 and the human body's movement through it. 01 670 9093

Jorge Pardo imma Photomurals of the Cuban-American artist's work. 01 612 9900 Family Dublin Book Festival dublin city hall Three days of talks, readings and workshops for all of the family. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 01 415 1210

Family Sunday airfield This urban farm helps the family discover all things arboreal in honour of this year's National Tree Week. 12.30pm, €20 (family day pass: two adults and three children), 01 298 4301

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