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Gigs Theatre

Jinx Lennon the sugar club Dundalk post-punk poet warrior. 8pm, €10, 01 678 7188 n FRiday 29th

Maeve Higgins axis theatre The leading lady of new Irish comedy. 8pm, €15, 01 883 2100

Malcolm Middleton the academy 2 An inspiringly melancholic Scottish post-folker. 7.30pm, €16, 01 877 9999

Vitalic the academy Dijonaise electronic dance maître. 11pm, €33.60, 01 877 9999

The Christians whelan's 80s blue-eyed soul merchants on tour. 8pm, €25, 01 478 0766

Tom Russell crawdaddy Rootsy country singer-songwriter. 8pm, €20, 01 476 3374

Pop Up mill street studios Night of funkadelic, live and dejayed (includes entrance to The Good Bits on Store Street). 7.30pm, €10, 01 454 6877

Moodyman pod Kenny Dixon Jr playing his funk drunk Detroit house. 11pm, €18, 01 476 3374

Neutronyx alt (andrew's lane theatre) Psychedelic trance party. 10pm, €10, 01 679 5720

Temple Bar Tradfest the button factory Another major dose of trad as assorted ethno-musicologists, let rip. 8pm, €26.50, 01 670 9202

Voicebox twisted pepper New talkshow style fortnightly comedy format. 8pm, €8, 01 873 4800

Lacuna Coil the academy Goth-friendly, Italo-metal act. 7pm, €28, 01 877 9999

Claude VonStroke the button factory Quirky butt-moving, San Fran heavy house from the Dirtybird boss. 11pm, €10, 01 670 9202

Toddla T twisted pepper Skanking while a bleeping, this Sheffield man offers his rice and peas crossover. 11pm, €10, 01 873 4800

Donna Dunne whelan's upstairs Gnarling Dublin lass sings Tex rock. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Dara O Briain vicar street See Thursday. 8pm, €28, 0818 719 390

Brendan O'Carroll olympia See Thursday. 7.30pm, €35/€30, 0818 719300

Kevin Bridges laughter lounge See Friday. 7.30pm, €26, 1800 266 339 n sunday 31st

Reeling in the Showband Years olympia With Ronan Collins as host and compere. 7.30pm, €28, 0818 719300

Machine Gun Baby whelan's upstairs North Dublin four-piece rock outfit. 8pm, €7, 01 478 0766

Dara O Briain vicar street See Thursday. 8pm, €28, 0818 719 390

Network noo bar Monday club for folks that work the weekends. 8pm, free, 01 679 6259 n tuesday 2nd

Dave Murphy bankers pub, trinity street Dublin's real preceptor of all good singer/ songwriters. 9pm, €5, 01 679 3697

Marduk whelan's Swedish black-metal band, with a view to forming the most blasphemous band in the world. 8pm, €24.50, 01 478 0766

Pappy's World Record Attempt 4 dame lane Award-winning comedy troupe attempt 200 sketches in just 60 minutes. 8pm, €12, 01 679 0291

Theatre

10 Dates with Mad Mary project arts centre Drogheda's Calipo theatre company presents Yasmine Akram's tale of an ex-inmate returning home. 8.15pm, €18/€14, 01 677 8899

Faith Healer gate theatre The Gate's globetrotting production of perhaps Tom Murphy's greatest show, about illusion and its many benefits. 8pm, €30/€15, 01 874 4045

Little Gem peacock theatre Gúna Nua's show about the lives, loves and digestive problems of three generations of Dublin women. 8pm, €25/€20, 01 677 8899

Decked theatre upstairs @ the plough A show from Paul Walker about a one-man sit-in protesting at the credit crunch. 1.10pm, €10 (soup and a show), 087 288 9854

Missing Football theatre upstairs @ the plough Peter McKenna's tale of sporting dreams. 6.10pm, €10 (pint and a play), 087 288 9854

The Seafarer abbey theatre Conor McPherson's Abbey debut returns for a seasonal scare, with his crew of drunken Irishmen still busy getting drunker and still prepared to let the devil take the hindmost. Ends on Saturday. 7.30pm, €18/€15, 01 677 8899 Exhibitions

Ciaran Murphy douglas hyde gallery Mix of old and new, with the natural world filtered through photographic means. 01 896 1116

Damien Flood green on red Landscapes, marbled with the uncanny. 01 671 3414

What happens next is a secret imma "An experimental exhibition" in which the art on show will gradually be changed. 01 612 9900

Mark Garry kerlin gallery Building something startling from the steady addition of seemingly innocuous elements is at the heart of his work. 01 670 9093

Family

The Tall Tale of Mr Punch streets of temple bar All kinds of family fun is to be had for free at the Tradfest, including the puppet show, Punch and Judy. 12.15pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm, free, 086 393 5895

The Matinee Brunch Club odeon Cocktails, tasty food and family movies: a winning recipe for the less than sporty parents. Kids under three eat for free. Saturday and Sunday, noon, free, 01 478 2088

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

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