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We're in this white-walled room, it's spacious and lofty. The crowd is young and good-looking. Too damn good-looking. There's also art. Decent art. So we hit the spirits in true ligger style and the conversation starts to flow...

"Oh there's X, he was in the New York Times last week."

"Have you met Y? She styles shoots for {insert huge brand here}."

"Z's video was great tonight, eh?"

Connections are made, the banter is great, Facebook friend requests get sent and for a moment we thought we were in New York. But here's the kicker, we're still in Dublin. We're surrounded by successful Irish people.

And even though some of them are based abroad, they delight in coming home and we delight in receiving them. They can inspire as much as we can and being aware of their brilliance can only enrich what we bring to the home table. So forget your international bank bonds and incredible credit ratings and celebrate our best commodity - ourselves.

Who's bringing value home this week? Ciaran or Michael?

With thanks to Emily and Camille.

'Finding the inspiration for this was a piece of cake, a very tasty piece of cake.' - Kitty Moss
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September 08 2011


where
Earlsfort Terrace
(Beside the National Concert Hall)
Dublin 2

when
Until 31st October

how much
€15 for Earlsfort Terrace (see link for others)

exhibition
Dublin Contemporary 2011

There's a plaque halfway up the first stairwell in the Earlsfort Terrace site for Dublin Contemporary that reads: 'This could be a place of historical importance'. There shouldn't be any doubt though because in this (sometimes forced) marriage of refound space and art Dublin has the biggest exhibition it has seen in 30 years. This labyrinthine building is be the site for a collection of works under the catch-all of 'Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance.' With over 100 pieces on show, the standard is mixed, but encouraging is the Irish contingent who work well in concert with their international counterparts. Personal highlights include Nedko Solakov's roasted clay sea-monster, Richard Mosse's stunning photos and Fernando Bryce's hand-ink drawings. Ball of string optional, wide eyes guaranteed. / Vernon Steel

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September 08 2011


where
Various, see link.


when
Sept 8th -11th

how much
Free

fashion
Dublin Fashion Festival

Is DFF an incredibly Hedonistic push to get people into the shops, a bittle lit drunk and purchasing? Try keep a cool head. Material goods do NOT equal happiness. Own things you will love forever. Consider the Epicurian way - pleasure is the greatest good but to attain pleasure live modestly and gain knowledge. Excess and overindulgence only hinder your ultimate pleasure. Fashion is fun though. Let's play a  fashion game. You're never fully dressed without... your lipstick on? No. A Prada backpack? No. A smile, silly. So enjoy yourself and if you do buy something have it be something that will bring you pleasure for years to come. Contentment even. Highlights are the Barnardos pop up, Sonya Lennon's sartorial archive (GO girl!), Maybelline makeover booths and BT's Vogue Fashion's Night Out. / Georgia
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September 08 2011


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
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when
until Sept 17th

how much
€10-€14

showcase
Jumping Off The Earth

Ladies, ladies, everybody likes it rough sometimes, amIright? Magically rough. Well, look no further than the Rough Magic Seeds showcase! Directed by Jose Jimenez of multi-award winning company The um... Company (Who is Fergus Kilpatrick, As You Are Now So Once Were We), displays his Argentinean directing talents once more, after a year under the tutelage of the Rough Magicians. Ever richly rewarding and theatrically playful, and once again featuring the hypnotic and ginger Brian Bennett (as well as a bunch of other less ginger haired actors), Jimenez's Jumping Off The Earth is an exploration of exploration - space is a pretty mammoth theme to tackle. Be sure to wander along, especially if you haven't caught any of his work in the past - you won't be disappointed, in fact, you're far more likely to leave delighted. Win Tickets / Karl Watson

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September 08 2011


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when
Final Day Today

how much
Maximum €7.70

cinema
Self Made

We all build up walls to hide behind and protect ourselves. In this documentary, Turner prize winner Gillian Wearing seeks to peel away the layers to expose the raw truth of the lives and emotions of seven participants who replied to an ad in a magazine. With the masterful assistance of method coach Sam Rumbelow, the audience follows this effecting and effective sociological process bringing the non-actors through an experience which is at times so overwhelmingly raw and truthful that it can't fail to evoke laughter at familiar human behaviour and provoke tears of recognition at the human condition. The piece culminates in participants starring in their own short film in which they act out their own biggest fears. Funding for films of this nature should be top priority in the arts. / Emily O' Callaghan

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September 08 2011


where
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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when
Until October 8th

how much
Free

exhibition
Martin Healy - The Inhabitant

For his latest solo exhibition, Martin Healy - the man previously known for his backwards rendition of Stairway to Heaven and creepy interpretation of the Amityville Horror - takes chilling to a whole new level. The exhibition features two films made this year – Fugue and Last Man - which draw on his interest in early science fiction novels. These are haunting, psychological investigations into the demise of metropolitan society and take on a clearly dystopian view of the future. Fugue was made in Tapiola, a Finnish garden city built in the 1950s/60s, and the immaculate cinematography perfectly captures a sense of control and repression. Likewise, Last Man takes an equally sinister stance, the only liberating facet being its stunning composition and beautiful filmic quality. Be warned these films are murky, but oh so compelling. / Katie Tsouros

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September 08 2011


where
Horse and June, 22 Drury Street, Dublin 2


when
8pm

how much
Free

exhibition/party
Horse & June with Geppetto

As part of the Dublin Fashion Festival, Zoë Wong of Horse & June and Paul Mahon of Geppetto are putting on a night of film, fashion and music. Since its inception last year, Horse & June has raced to the top of the ranks in the Dublin vintage scene, with a steady selection of impeccably chosen designer pieces. Founder Zoë Wong will launch her very own collection on the night, the first line from Zoë Wong Studios. Her beautiful billowy silk dresses grace the screen in Gepetto’s short film Storm in a Teacup, shown in the Kilkenny Arts Festival last month. The short will have its Dublin debut tonight, and with a selection of music curated by Mahon, food by the Pepperpot Cafe, and lychee cocktails, an all around lovely evening is guaranteed indeed. RSVP (part of Dublin Festival of Fashion). / Camille Boostrom

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September 09 2011


where
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
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when
All weekend.

how much
Varies - see website

festival
Underground film Festival

With no budget and a tiny team of volunteers this festival has managed to pull together a programme that could rival any of the more established events. Opening with the Dublin premiere of the worldwide award winning festival hit Charlie Casanova, which will be attended by one of the stars Leigh Arnold, the tone is pretty much set for a great weekend. The theme is 'working class heroes' and true to this they are showing classics such as The Commitments followed by a Q&A with Roddy Doyle and the acclaimed Adam and Paul, with writer and star Mark O’Halloran in attendance, alongside some of the best Irish features and shorts. Alongside the line-up of films they are also running a series of free workshops with top professionals. Watch out Galway - this festival looks set to grow. Win tickets to closing gala. / Frances Winston
 

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September 09 2011


where
Merrion Square, Dublin 2
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when
10am

how much
Free but donations encouraged

le other
Cannonball Run 2011

Petrolheads will be in their element this weekend as the annual Cannonball Run takes to Irish roads to raise money for Barretstown House. Over 150 AMAZING vehicles will take part in what is described as “the wackiest, exhilarating and picturesque road trip adventure ever”. With everything from super-sexy sports cars to restored classic motors this is definitely a feast for car lovers' eyes. It also attracts a high quota of celebrity of drivers and for some added glamour this year newly crowned Miss Ireland, the gorgeous Holly Carpenter, will be tagging along and the group are set to be met by one of the Miss Ireland contestants at every stop. The atmosphere is always buzzing as the drivers get set to put the pedal to the metal, and even those with no interest in motors will enjoy the craic at kick off. / Frances Winston

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September 09 2011


where
Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
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when
8pm

how much
€20

gig
Junip

Elias Araya, Tobias Winterkorn and José González are the fuel that lights the Junip fire with their superbly balanced, stripped-down project. The Swedish trio land on Irish shores to seduce us with their unique sound, crafted around González’ vocals. González truly shines with his soft, yet solidly comforting voice - a voice known to many through his successful solo career and solid covers (remember Heartbeats?). My current Junip favourite, Always, sounds like a run through a tangled and troubled forest and yet has an easy going, summery feel - such is life: confusing, amusing, raw and full of darkness and joy. So, “Turn a deaf ear no matter what they might say.” Keep on trying, keep on fighting, and for Pete’s sake, go see them at the show. Win tickets Claudia Milena Rodríguez

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September 09 2011


where
Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay D2
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when
8pm

how much
€12

gig
RSAG

Don’t you just hate multi-instrumentalists? Talk about making you feel inadequate… Yet when Jeremy Hickey’s one-man band burst onto the Irish music scene in 2008 with his highly original Choice Prize-winning album Organic Sampler, it was impossible to hate him even if he did record all the drums, bass, guitar and vocals himself. In fact his innovative gigs, featuring him singing and drumming live with a virtual band projected on to a screen, charmed the socks off us, and last year’s album Be It Right Or Be It Wrong failed to disappoint. In May, Rarely Seen Above Ground went to ground (or at least took a well-deserved break) but this month sees him resurface with a drum-tastic seven-minute single, This Winding Sheet, and a new show incorporating a live bass guitarist. Win Tickets / Anne Hayden

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September 09 2011


where
Kitchen Nightclub
Clarence Hotel
Dublin 2

when
10pm

how much
€11.95

dj set
The Potbelleez

This Friday, Lar:p beats are presenting an exclusive DJ set from The Potbelleez. Lar:p aim to bring the fun back into Dublin clubbing with a policy of great music and great banter with no time for posing at the bar. Beats on the night will be teamed with a unique poster slam, featuring some of the Irish art scene's brightest talents submitting their visual interpretations of classic dance music. Two of Dublin's dance music founders, The Kitchen and Dublin boys, The Potbelleez (Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic), are coming together for one night of on-the-floor brilliance with an onslaught of mixology thrashed out on 2x1 midi controllers, one S4 MIDI a Roland SPD-S sampler, two mixers and two chained Traktor scratch pros...can I say it any simpler? Win Tickets / Rebecca Halliday

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September 10 2011


where
The Complex, Block C, Units 18-21, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
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when
8pm

how much
€10

poetry
Poetry Slam

It's payback time! A superstar event,
Wrestling heroes versus lyrical gents.

€10 to access this fight factory,
Over 18s only, BYOB.

The return of poetry and crunching hits.
This night will be more golden that Mark bleedin' Spitz.

Angry words, assonance, filthy death threats,
Slam night special live from The Complex!

Body slammin', word jammin', ideal for anoraks,
I havent been this excited since I became a Hulkamanic. / MC Hummer
 

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September 10 2011


where
Samuel Beckett Theatre
Trinity College
Dublin 2


when
From 10th

how much
10 % off for LeCool readers

performance
List Operators

Reawaken that childish sense of awe and wonder with the List Operators, who turn the organisational purpose of list-making on its head and use it to baffle and amuse. The Aussie pairing of Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins blast Dublin with their whimsy, accompanied by props that could have been provided by the local primary school and the chemistry of a science teacher and his simpleton assistant who isn't actually allowed within 10 feet of the Bunsen burners. Don't let Higgins' despair or Kelly's vacuous grin fool you though, this is witty comedy and its joyousness lies in its inoffensive spirit, despite making lists such as 'countries it's ok to be racist about' and 'people who give us the shits'. The List Operators are a cult waiting to happen, so get converted asap - the queue's going to be long! / Kate Frances Coleman

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September 10 2011


where
The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when
10.30pm

how much
€8 - €10

birthday party
Tiger and Woods

I’ve been getting it on with Tiger & Woods for the last few weeks – no, not THAT Tiger, but the ever so secretive disco duo. They will be bringing their slice 'n' dice samples to a turbo charged Pogo at the Twisted Pepper on tonight. While they adopted that moniker long before the golfer's scandal they are happy to cheek it up - their steamy Sonar set references quotes from their namesake's infamous press conference. So if soul, house and disco gets you off then this is your lucky night. The reason for this musical orgy? It's Discotekkens 2nd birthday, and they want to let loose. Live bands (including The Candidates), a hip hop showcase, Lunar Disko DJs, Connor Dunne, DJ Dweeb as well as the Discotekken crew will all be at hand to satisfy every musical fetish. Early show kicks off at 9pm - think you can go all night? Win Tickets / Rachel Hegarty

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September 10 2011


where
The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when
11pm

how much
Free

screening
The Team America Drinking Game

A testament to the unique Irish ability to convert almost anything into a drinking game, the Sugar Club plays host to this screening that is likely to satisfy both cinema and alcohol aficionados alike. Taking a satirical swipe at everything from US foreign policy to celebrity culture from which no-one emerges unscathed (commiserations in particular to Matt Damon and ‘socialist weasel’ Michael Moore) Team America has the fingerprints of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker all over it. Taking inspiration from Thunderbirds and painstakingly shot, this one has it all – ample drinking opportunities, hilarious send-ups and catchy musical numbers. Time to head back to base for debriefing and cocktails! Check out suggested drinking cues on their Facebook page. / Aoife O'Regan

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September 10 2011


where
Whelan's Upstairs, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
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when
8pm

how much
€7

gig
Carnival Moon

The brainchild of Canadian cellist/harpist Elaine Kelly-Canning and former Halves musician and Canadian émigré Dave Scanlon (who has been living in Toronto for over a year now), Carnival Moon is a magical marriage of extraordinary musical talent and silky, ethereal vocals. The pair formed a musical bond during the recording of Halves' debut album, which they both performed at The Hotel2tTango Studios in Montreal. Having flown to Ireland solo to launch their debut five track EP, Our Little Hourglass, Kelly-Canning will be joined in Whelan’s on the night by Scanlon’s former Halves band mates Brian Cash and Elis Czerniak, along with Jamie Clarke of The Ambience Affair and Rory Grubb. Win Tickets / Deirdre O’Brien
 

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September 11 2011


where
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
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when
1pm

how much
Free

dj set
Mr Whippy Soundsystem

Why do ice cream vans play Greensleeves? Did Henry VIII invent the Magnum? Did Jamie Oliver win the Blue Peter competition that decided on the international theme for ice cream vans? Always saving us from ourselves, eh Jamie? Personally, I find Jellypop Perky Jean provides the atmosphere for optimum ice cream consumption. As a kindred spirit, Mr Whippy soundsystem generously attacks the Greensleeves monopoly by blasting TUUNE after TUUNE from the shell of an old ice cream van, filled with quality vinyl. Rave along in the People's park in Dun Laoghaire, surrounded by local food traders who will help sustain you in style while Mr Whippy slips a disc as you bust a move. Go for the food, the nostalgia, the last taste of the summer festivals or just the onslaught of pure groove. Get amongst the Picnic Sundae. / Kate Frances Coleman

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September 11 2011


where
CrawDaddy, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
01 676 5445
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when
8pm

how much
€14

gig
Miracle Fortress

Say hello to Graham Van Pelt: self-confessed studio perfectionist with a knack for texture-heavy pop songs filled with gorgeous hooks, and heart-on-sleeve lyrics. So far, so what, right? Wrong. As one-man band Miracle Fortress, Van Pelt is a cut above your average soft-souled indie hipster. His 2007 debut, Five Roses, was nominated for the Polaris Prize in his native Canada, and while he has indulged his mainstream yearnings as a member of Think About Life, Van Pelt has now re-focused his creative talents with a new album. A little bit electronic, a little bit dream-pop, and produced with a zeitgeist 80s feel, Was I The Wave? may lack the instant gratification of his debut, but it promises greater depths on repeat listens. Expect Van Pelt and live only member Greg Napier to create maximum beauty with minimum means. / Brian Keane

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September 11 2011


where
National Concert Hall, 2 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2,
01 417 0077‎
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when
8pm

how much
€25

screening
Guests of the Nation

" 'You understand that we're only doing our duty?' said Donovan." It's a damning line and lie in Frank O'Connor's 1931 short story, Guests of the Nation, and one of the most poignant moments in the 1935 Irish film version. Newly restored by the IFI, it's getting a new lease of life in the National Concert Hall on Sunday with the world premiere of a new orchestral score by Niall Byrne. Probably one of O'Connor's best regarded stories, it tells of an encounter between British soldiers captured by the IRA. When politics is not an issue, are enemies really that different? An anti-war sentiment permeates the film; the fact it's silent heightens certain events and allows the audience to make their own decisions about who was right and wrong. The NCH, 30 years old this weekend, is an ideal venue with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing the soundtrack live. / Darragh Doyle

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September 11 2011


where
57 Lower Gardiner Street
Dublin 1

when
Midday

how much
€50

workshop
Style Workshop

There are some things in life that come naturally - walking, talking, complaining about the weather. Then there are some things that prove tricky - tying your shoelaces, using Twitter, understanding Plato’s theory of ideas. And then there is style; personal style. Presumed to be an innate human function, but becoming an increasingly complex minefield. How to dress for your age, for your shape, for your profession? How to interpret trends, how to channel your personality? How to edit an existing wardrobe? To tackle these weighty issues check yourself into a style workshop. The Psychology Hub are hosting one such soiree where participants will be guided through an A/W assault course and the principles of dressing ‘Brand Me’. The day involves mood boards, clothes swaps and every little gal’s dream: a fashion show. / Jennie McGinn

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September 12 2011


where
Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
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when
11am-6pm Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm Sunday

how much
Free

exhibition
Making Space

This exhibition could be called 'rooms with rugs' as its main subject is everyday spaces transformed into places for Muslim prayer. Noel Bowler yet again explores the timely and global theme of Islam and its place in the modern society. His previous work, Iman - a series of portraits of Muslims living in Ireland - is also exhibited in the gallery, as if to make up for the absence of people on his current prints. An exhibition like this could have possibly sparked some debate and controversy in the US (think the upcoming September 11th anniversary and Ground Zero 'mosque'). But here, in Dublin, it seems to almost echo the attitude of the Irish to their unorthodox neighbours - a polite and silent indifference. The spaces are empty, ready for you to make up your own mind and inhabit them with people we know so little about. / Nadia Gativa

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September 12 2011


where
Savoy Cinema, 17 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.
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when
Varies

how much
Depends

cinema
Troll Hunter

The name says it all, doesn’t it? The film opens telling us that the following is footage that was anonymously sent in to a film company and that it has been verified, setting us up for some Blair Witch-style handheld camera footage of people running around being scared, except it’s actually good. We then follow a Norwegian troll hunter, who allows three nosy students film his (not quite) covert work because he's sick of his lack of job benefits (no joke). The film starts serious, ends serious, and has an odd comedic bit in the middle which leaves us to wonder how gullible the Norwegian people are when faced with troll-related destruction. I'm really not making this up and it's much better than it sounds in print. Now go forth and watch some rampaging trolls. / Beth O’ Rafferty

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September 12 2011


where
Various venues, see link,


when
Classes start in Foley Street September 12th

how much
Around €10 mark.

dance
Dance Classes

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, no less, frequent dancing is “the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia”. At an average of €10 a class, spending an hour in a dance class also offers protection against spending all your money in the pub, not to mention obsessively looking at your iPhone every few seconds and awful stuff on TV.  The new term of dance classes around town presents more choice than ever, and we now have some really great teachers to choose from. DTI in Dun Laoghaire has classes on a spectrum from Ballet via contemporary and ballroom to their new course in Michael Jackson Dance, while Dance Ireland in Foley Street has more than 50 dance, martial arts and fitness classes a week. No need to fear the Black Swan, these places are genuinely inclusive and welcoming. / Kay Scorah

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September 13 2011


where
Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.
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when
11am-5pm (Mon- Fri until Oct. 23rd)

how much
Free

exhibition
Futures 11

The work of Vera Klute and Alan Butler dominate the Futures 11 exhibition in the RHA. From the delicate black and white line drawings of Public Pool, her Sledgehammer style multi-media take on the human body to the hand stirring gestures upon departure, Klute expertly seizes the space as well as the imagination. No one in the RHA heard that you never put Baby Butler in the corner for if you do this is what happens. An explosion that shakes, rattles and rolls with garish vibrancy. Better Living Through Crypto Fascism is emblazoned behind a drum kit on a vast rainbow flag swoop that subsumes Sex and the City and Hannah Montana. For those who may have seen his le cool covers earlier this year, you'll be alert to the visual vortex he's hellbent on taking you through. It's a dizzy delight with context and subtext but most of all it's life-affirming fun and colour. / Zach Joyce

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September 13 2011


where
Cineworld, Parnell Street, D1
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when
Various - see website

how much
Depends on time

cinema
A Lonely Place To Die

So, apparently Melissa George is bullet-proof. And Scottish people are totally oblivious to carnage happening when there’s a carnival on at the same time. Other than those random plot holes, this film hangs together surprisingly well. A thriller that runs along similar lines to The River Wild, it follows five rock climbers as they innocently explore the Scottish mountains and stumble upon a young girl buried in an underground chamber. It plays out a lot more plausibly then it sounds, trust me. The acting is decent, and the shots of the Scottish mountain terrain are really stunning and cleverly interspersed with dramatic climbing shots. Some decent tension is built in the chase scenes and there is a surprising amount of blood spilt. All in all, it’s predictable, enjoyable, and makes you never want to go rock climbing, ever. / Beth O' Rafferty

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September 13 2011


where
duh, Rathmines!
Dublin 6


when
Launch Friday 5.30pm and runs all week

how much
Free but must RSVP

festival
Passport to Rathmines

Rathmines. It's a village. It's a super-village that has everything. Living here on and off for over twenty years, I've never gone on a trip to the shops without returning home with an entertaining anecdote about the characters who fill the streets. Who needs the city centre when everything you want is here? Shops, cafes, restaurants, clothes shops, pubs, a cinema, a swimming pool. Yelp.ie has organised Passport To Rathmines to support the local shopkeepers who have devised special offers for the week on everything from free bike service, cheap food and books. What's not to like? RSVP to the launch, where booze and food will be kindly donated by surrounding businesses. Hell, even if you don't live there, you probably know someone who does, so meet them, stay for more pints in Rody Bolands, and enjoy the feeling of community in the city. / Emily O' Callaghan

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September 14 2011


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
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when
9pm (until Sat. 17th)

how much
€12 / €14 (previews €10 from Thurs 8th).

theatre
Eternal Rising of the Sun

Whilst scribbling notes, dog-earing pages or ripping chunks out of your Absolut Fringe Festival brochure over the next few weeks, whatever you do make sure to place a big circle beside Eternal Rising of the Sun (page 33). This is the latest offering from Amy Conroy who delivered the heartfelt hit of last year with I ❤ Alice ❤ I. A recent recipient of the Abbey Theatre's New Playwrights Programme, Conroy now concerns herself with Gina and the redemptive crutch that dance provides her with. From hopeless to hopeful, Gina's journey promises to be one that clicks heels and shimmies at the vagaries of life and one where you'll find a pulse that makes dark spaces on autumn nights such a warm and enriching experience. Win Tickets / Zach Joyce

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September 14 2011


where
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when
6.40pm

how much
€9.90

screening
Kes

Kes is a dark, old-fashioned morality tale, in which no-one is ultimately saved, and yet it is told so compassionately and sweetly that it manages to be uplifting all the same. Populated with characters with Dickensian names like Farthing, Casper, Sugden and Gryce that hint of circumstance, personality and physiognomy, this is a film that proves that it is possible for a filmmaker to wear his principles and his politics on his sleeve and yet still tell a great story. The complex tapestry of relationships with its dark undercurrent of despair, violence and sexual tension but precious little love or tenderness and an amazing performance by the young Dai Bradley keep this fresh more than 40 years after it was made. If you don’t shed a tear, or involuntarily clench your fists to smack someone, you might want to check your pulse for signs of life. / Kay Scorah

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James Rigby - Culinary Cool

It's our new favourite restaurant in Dublin yet it has no menu. le cool chews the fat with James Rigby who decides daily what to serve up in Rigby's.

I've been lucky enough to get into some of the best kitchens in Europe. I worked for free for seven years to begin with though. I'd describe this place as 'shabby chic with rock 'n' roll food'. We use the simplest of of ingredients and nothing goes to waste.

The reception has been great so far, although I'd say about 20 percent of people don't get the idea that there is no menu. A lot people say it's the best food they've had in Dublin. I've done high-end stuff in the past but as a chef everything for me is about simplicity. I have some rules and adages that I live by; the first customer in and the last out don't pay and you are only as good as your last meal.

It would be arrogant to think you are going to educate people about food. Mrs Beaton had guacamole in her books in the 1850s, it's all been done before...but maybe not like this...

Rigby's, 126, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4. Two courses cost €21. Opening Hours here. PHOTO: Joby Hickey