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January 31 2015

Thefield

where Hangar, Andrew's Theatre, Andrew's Lane, Dublin 2.

when 10:30pm

how much €15

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The Field

“It’s dance music Jim, but not as we know it”, is what Spock might say if he heard The Field’s tunes pumping out of the Enterprise’s (futuristic?) speaker system. I’ll admit this is an unlikely scenario (we all know Spock is more of a hip-hop guy) but where else does Axel Willner’s otherworldly music belong? Since adopting his pasture-friendly moniker, the Swedish producer has released four albums of glistening minimal techno on the awesome Kompakt label along with remixes of the highest order for acts such as Annie, Thom Yorke, Battles and Wild Beasts. Unfolding luxuriously over modified samples and deep wells of loops, Willner is all about the build that never drops, creating a fuzzy, ecstatic, repetitive bliss. What a way to end the month. / Brian Keane

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January 31 2015

Popicalisland

where Whelan's, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
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when 3:30pm - late

how much €5

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Popical Island Birthday Bash

Music collective Popical Island are five years old, and they’re having a bash to celebrate! Join some of Ireland’s most exciting and best-dressed upcoming bands for an all-day gig upstairs in Whelan’s. The hooley will feature performances from garage pop trios Squarehead and Oh Boland, indie rockers The Run Ons, and surf pop gods Me and My Dog, as well as some folksy solo offerings from Grand Pocket Orchestra’s lead singer, Paddy Hanna (to name but a few). Expect exquisite tuneage, impromptu dance-offs, terrible jokes delivered by self-indulgent frontmen, and new friendships forged in the queue for the loos. Most importantly, expect mad craic, because those Popical Islanders know how to throw a party. / Kayla Walsh

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January 31 2015

Ibojan

where

when See irishbaroqueorchestra.com

how much See irishbaroqueorchestra.com

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Irish Baroque Orchestra

It's (very) late January and that means the return of the Irish Baroque Orchestra's Masterworks series. This year’s focus is on members of the Bach family. A matinee concert tomorrow afternoon focuses on Johann Sebastian, the patriarch of the Bach musical dynasty. This Saturday concert features works by two of his sons: William Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - known as the Berlin Bach. Both of these composers dealt with the considerable legacy of their father in different ways. They bridged the baroque style of JS Bach with that of of the classical and romantic periods that followed. Works featured include the Quartet for flute, viola, harpsichord and cello in G major, WQ95/H.539 and Sinfonia for Strings no. 6 in E major, WQ182/6 (both by CPE Bach). WF Bach’s Concerto for harpsichord in E minor is also on the programme. / Des FitzGerald

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February 01 2015

Exmachina

where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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how much See HERE

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Ex-Machina

Imagine you knew everything there was to know about colour. Now imagine if for your entire life you had lived in a monochrome room and all the contents within the room were monochrome including you. If you suddenly stepped outside, would you learn something knew? Can experience genuinely bring something knew to knowledge? We’ve had a few decades now of dodgy films tackling the philosophical side of AI – remember the bearded dude in the Matrix sequels? No? Lucky you…Alex Garland looks like he’s finally delivered one worth watching. What does it mean to be human? Why do we fear our robotic offspring? Can Domnhall Gleeson still fancy a girl who is missing the back of her head? Ex Machina may answer some of these questions. / David Cadwallader

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February 02 2015

Inherentvice

where Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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Inherent Vice

Even the the screen is sweltering and humidly fuzzy in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, a dozy detective story with more twists and turns than the maze in the Goblet of Fire. A drug-heavy piece narrated by a harmless stoner-private eye is spiked with humour from an on-form Josh Brolin, sadly deep-throating frozen bananas, and Owen Wilson, who is his Hans character from Zoolander if he had gotten a little hooked on the golden brown, and left his Jenna Malone half-toothless and holding the baby. With a strong ensemble cast also including Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Waterston, Joanna Newsom, and Maya Rudolph, you may come for the Phoenix, but you stay for the gags. / Kate Coleman

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February 03 2015

Surprise

where MARTCADE, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
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when 7pm

how much €5, BYOB

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MART's Surprise Cinema Club

I truly love going to the cinema. I love the camaraderie of it: hearing one lone laugh join yours at some acquired-taste humour, having your own spontaneous urge to applaud at the final credits (ironically or genuinely) matched by some strangers sitting nearby. There’s a community element to it. Also, velvety seats. When I heard that Mart’s Surprise Cinema Club was making a return to the MARTCADE, I was frankly giddy with glee. Because what is better than a film? A surprise film. And what is better than a cinema? A BYOB cinema. The clever people behind the Surprise Cinema Club are giving away hints to those who would prefer to know in advance what film will be screened on their Facebook Page . However, I for one will assiduously avoid all spoilers, buy my ticket, fill my hipflask, and relax in front of that silver screen. / Alison Treacy

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February 04 2015

Leperchip

where Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
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when 8:15pm

how much €15/€12

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Leper + Chip

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February 04 2015

Midland

where National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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when Regular opening hours

how much Free

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Midland- Lár Tíre: Cycling the MGWR from Past to Present

At its peak in the 1920s, rail transport covered 3,500 km of Ireland. Currently there is less than half that amount, especially around the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Artist Pamela De Brí decided to cycle the 1,000 km route of the former Midland and Great Western Railway (MGWR) to see what had happened to the old stations, intending initially to shadow the photographs railway enthusiast James O’Dea took between 1937 and 1977. The project evolved when she began meeting the people who now lived and worked in the old stations, and who provided an oral history to supplement her artwork. She documented her trip through photographs, video clips and notebooks that she kept on the way, and has ended up with a beautiful and thought-provoking peek in to the past. / Olivia Rutter

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