Valentine’s Skyline Dusk Tours
Are you looking for a date with a difference that will give your loved one a high this Valentines weekend?
Why not ditch the usual dinner and roses and spend quality time instead falling in love with the spectacular cityscape of Dublin at dusk – and with each other – on Croke Park’s Ericsson Skyline Dusk Tour. To book visit www.crokepark.ie/dusk.
48: A true story about the Stardust tragedy
This new, lionhearted and savagely funny play by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones.
It’s running at Axis Ballymun on Thursday, February 13 at 8pm. A show on February 12 is already sold out
The Irish Chamber Orchestra presents their first concert of 2020, ‘Beethoven 7’, with their Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann, in the Printworks, Dublin Castle on Friday, February 14. With pieces from Mozart, Strauss, Widmann & Beethoven, this promises to be a fantastic evening of uplifting music, with guest Diego Chenna joining the orchestra on bassoon. Tickets cost around €28. For details see www.irishchamberorchestra.com/event/beethoven-7/.
Scene + Heard
Running from February 12-29 at Smock Alley Theatre, this festival showcases the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music from the north, south, east and west of Ireland. Organisers programme a variety of wild and wonderful performances. The public can then give their honest feedback in a variety of ways – secret ballot, video booth, or tablet tale. You buy a €10 ticket (if booked in advance) to a specific ‘block’ containing two short shows, performed one after the other, lasting about an hour in total. See smockalley.com/sash-2020-whats-on for details.
Join in on a musical ‘singalong’ tour of 14 Henrietta Street, on the second Thursday of each month at 2.30pm, focusing on songs and stories from the tenement times. Bring along your singing voice and join in as you revisit Dublin in the rare aul' times. Tickets cost from €6-€9. Next tour on February 14. See www.14henriettastreet.ie.
Dublinia Medieval Fair
Transport yourself back to Fairgreen in Dublin and join in a special Medieval Fair on Saturday and Sunday (February 15-16) at Dublinia. Montague Heritage Services, living history experts, will be demonstrating a specific skill of medieval crafts. See www.dublinia.ie for details.
Life in Still Life
This exhibition is running at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre until March 23 as part of the annual cross border partnership between the Office of Public Works (OPW) in the Republic of Ireland and the Department of Finance of Northern Ireland. It showcases 54 artworks on the theme of still life selected by the members of The Association of Art and Design Education in Northern Ireland. The visitor centre is open daily from 9.30am-5.15pm.
Expect raw edgy lyrics with explosive acoustic guitar work,steeped in the flamenco and folk rock tradition from Albert Niland at dlr Mill Theatre, on Friday, February 14 at 8pm. Tickets cost €18.