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Gigs Theatre

The Hastle Merchants whelan's Forceful foursome of raw rockers. 8pm, €6, 01 478 0766 n friday 22nd

The Field tripod Axel Willner on his Swedish passport, minimal techno in his soul, outstanding in his... 11.30pm, €20, 01 476 3374

Kerrang! the academy The rock magazine's Relentless Energy Tour rolls into town. Off the bus pile the likes of All Time Low, The Blackout, Young Guns and My Passion. 6pm, €25, 01 877 9999

Kode 9 twisted pepper Hyperdub labelman serves up the skanking bass. 11pm, €8, 01 873 4800

Static Recordings the good bits, store street Local dance label launch with Barry Greaves, Rob Glennon and Dan Mac. 10pm, €10, 01 819 7635

The Burlesque and Cabaret Social Club the sugar club A saucy night of bodiced revelry. 11pm, €10, 01 678 7188

Little Green Cars whelan's upstairs Seven-piece offer magical riffles while avoiding petrol guzzling 4x4s. 8pm, €6, 01 478 0766

Dara ó Briain vicar street See Thursday.

Brendan O'Carroll olympia See Thursday.

Geoff Boyz laughter lounge Glaswegian wise guy. 7.30pm, €26, 1800 266 339

Champion Jim whelan's Provocative songsmith from Wicklow. 8pm, free, 01 478 0766

Warehouse Rave alt (andrew's lane theatre) Full-on 'college'-style rave with Gaffparty and Ghostscene Deejays. 10pm, €8, 01 679 5720

Relief crawdaddy Blistering unsigned Dublin rock trio. 8pm, €8, 01 476 3374

Exciting 8pm, €28, 0818 719 390 6pm, €25, 01 877 9999 7.30pm, €35/€30, 0818 719300 7.30pm, €26, 1800 266 339 Carboot Sale bernard shaw There are €179m-worth of unwanted Christmas presents in Ireland at the moment, apparently. Reckon you must have some of them... 1pm, free, 01 873 4800 n sunday 24th

Haiti Benefit whelan's Certain to be top-loaded with the cream of Irish music, so book tickets at once. There will be many further opportunities to donate more to help this hell-on-earth situation at this gig. 8pm, €15, 01 478 0766

Mantrum jj smyth's Scandi-Celt freestyle improv unit named for when a man has a tantrum. 8pm, €10, 01 475 2565

Dara Ó Briain vicar street See Thursday.

3pm, €20/€13.50 01 661 51337.30pm, €35/€30, 0818 719300 My Red Sea whelan's upstairs Hefty Horse club, with the mood rockers following their live set with a DJ date. 11pm, free, 01 478 0766 n tuesday 26th

Adam Green the academy 2 Moldy Peaches mainman touring his soft, fragile and wholly sensitive sixth album, Minor Love. 7.30pm, €17.50, 01 877 9999

The County Sessions the button factory The Rebel County, Cork, is the focus of tonight's session led by Bishopstown boyo, John Spillane. 8pm, €17.50, 01 670 9202

Brendan O'Carroll olympia See Thursday.

Paddys Wake whelan's Musical souls merging for another night of acoustic meandering. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

7.30pm, €35/€30, 0818 719300

Theatre

Little Gem peacock theatre Gúna Nua's popular 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival show gets a welcome into the big house after cutting a swathe at Edinburgh last year. A cast of Anita Reeves, Hilda Fay and Sarah Greene conjure up the lives, loves and digestive problems of three generations of Dublin women. 8pm, €25/€20, 01 677 8899

Decked theatre upstairs @ the plough The first lunchtime offering from a new venue (opposite the Abbey) is a show from Paul Walker about a one-man sit-in protesting the credit crunch. 1.10pm, €10 (soup and a show), 087 288 9854

Missing Football theatre upstairs @ the plough To the now traditional lunchtime 'soup and a show' add the innovative 'pint and a play' evening theatre, launching with Peter McKenna's tale of sporting dreams. 6.10pm, €10 (pint and a play), 087 288 9854

We Will Rock You the o2 Ben Elton's Queen-based 'jukebox' musical extravaganza. 7.30pm, €55/€40, 01 819 8888

I am of Ireland bewleys theatre Bosco Hogan's touring one-man show on WB Yeats (written by Edward Callan) takes a Dublin lap of lunchtime honour. 1.10pm (doors open 12.50pm), €15 (includes light lunch), 086 878 4001

Exhibitions

Mark Garry kerlin gallery Building something startling through patient assembling of small, seemingly innocuous elements is at the heart of Mark Garry's work. His magical floating prisms, for example, created using humble thread, harbour the power to snare and fascinate far beyond their scant means. 01 670 9093

Picturing New York imma MoMA comes to IMMA, or at least 145 photographs featuring New York arrive from that city's cornerstone collection, featuring snaps by everyone from Diane Arbus to Cindy Sherman. 01 612 9900

The Great Redundant sebastian guinness gallery A group show, curated by John Kenny and Jennie Taylor, offers glimpses into how various artists get a project started. Ends Saturday, 01 679 2014

Philippe Parreno imma Best known for a film he made in which he had a bank of cameras shoot nothing but the French footballing legend, Zidane, for the entire duration of a match, IMMA here surveys the artist who has been a dominant force in European art for the past decade. Ends Saturday. 01 612 9900

Family

Dinosaur Encounters the ambassador theatre Animatronic dinofest for the younger palaeontologist. 10am to 8pm, €15/€10, 0818 333 773

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