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Superkasanova whelan's upstairs Funky Irish dark fusion troupe. 8pm, €8, 01 478 0766 n Friday 8th

Dark Room Notes the academy 2 Sexy, breathless electro-indie dance sounds from Dublin. 7.30pm, €12, 01 877 9999 Christy Moore vicar street Possibly the greatest living Irish musician (pictured above), playing with longtime co-conspirator, Declan Sinnott. 8pm, €49.50/€39.50, 0818 719 390

The Dynamicks whelan's Kicking ska-soaked six-piece launch their EP with a chocker support bill, including Little Green Cars, The Details, Faces For Radio and Kill the DJs. 8pm, €5, 01 478 0766

Sunil Sharpe crawdaddy Domestic techno DJ and label gaffer. 11pm, €10, 01 476 3374

Ian Coppinger laughter lounge Comic anecdotalist. 8pm, €26, 1800 266 339

The Coronas the academy See Thursday. 7.30pm, €17.50, 01 877 9999

Keith Barry olympia See Thursday. 7.30pm, €29/€28, 0818 719300

tonight Brian Taaffe the underground (kennedys, westland row) Dublin Xpress Recordings night featuring RTé Pulse's techmaster, Taaffe, with support in the shape of Dublin's Jay Riordan, Sligo's Captain Random and Belfast's Tony Craig. 11pm, €8 before midnight, €12 after, 01 475 1749 n Sunday 10th

Lupo & Trilogue jj smyth's Two hepcat new projects to sample: Lupo, a vocal duo of singers Sarah Buechi and Lauren Kinsella, and Trilogue, an improv chamber trio led by bassist Ronan Guilfoyle. 8pm, €10, 01 475 2565

Grades of Shade whelan's Live local electronica for the princely sum of no yoyos. 8pm, free, 01 478 0766

Keith Barry olympia See Thursday 7.30pm, €29/€28, 0818 719300

Monday 11

'Come Together' with Dave Murphy vicar street Various generations of Irish singer-songwriters have been baptised on open mic nights hosted by Murphy over the years in upstairs venues from the Bailey to the International. This special event brings together many of the artists who got hold of the mic, including Declan O'Rourke, Gemma Hayes, Paddy Casey, Mundy and many more guests. 8pm, €23, 0818 719 390 Taking a break from his publishing, movie-starring, blogging, DJing and hard rocking, The County Sessions the button factory As part of the fortnightly series of sessions, each emanating from a different Irish county, comes a Kildare gig. 8pm, €15, 01 670 9202 n Wednesday 13th

Wolfmother olympia Blasting Aussie-rules new-metal four piece. 7.30pm, €25, 0818 719300

The Cades whelan's upstairs Bouncy, upbeat rock and pleading vocals, like the Arctic Monkeys but straight outta Tallaght. 8pm, €7, 01 478 0766 Theatre I am of Ireland bewley's theatre Bosco Hogan's touring one-man show on WB Yeats (written by Edward Callan) takes a Dublin lap of lunch-time honour. 1.10pm (doors open 12.50pm), €15 (includes light lunch), 086 878 4001

The Bacchae project arts centre What's bad about a rollicking hedonistic wig-out every now and then? Everything, decides Pentheus of Thebes on banning dionysian rites, to the displeasure of Dionysus. Classic Stage Ireland set aside Shakespeare for a excursion into Euripedes. 8.15pm, €20/€16, 01 677 8899

Glengarry Glen Ross new theatre David Mamet's gruesome portrait about the struggle to be the telesales King of the Jungle, gets a Queen-of-the-Jungle twist in Simon Hubbard's mostly female production. Starts Monday, 8pm, €15, 01 670 3361

Scrooge's Christmas pavilion theatre C'mon, don't be an Ebenezer. Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you can't enjoy a wintry romp through Victorian London, courtesy of Michael Poynor's personal comic take on the Dickens classic. 8pm, €20/€10, 01 231 2929

Exhibitions James Castle douglas hyde gallery The work of the deaf American artist lies somewhere beyond even the realm of outsider art, created as it was by a man who refused to learn any of the traditional linguistic workarounds offered to deaf people. Instead of signing or writing, Castle created pictures in improvised materials (soot with spit being a favourite) using them, as any artist would, to bridge the gap between the world inside and outside the head. 01 896 1116

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

Alice Maher green on red An exploration of pencil on paper magic via a series of 'animated drawings' in which Maher has paused to scan her work on a drawing every 10 minutes and then animated the scans together to tell the story of her process. 01 671 3414

The Great Redundant sebastian guinness gallery As Alice Maher tries to capture her process on film, this group show, curated by John Kenny and Jennie Taylor, offers glimpses into how various artists get a project started. 01 679 2014 Family Dinosaur Encounters the ambassador theatre Animatronic dinofest for the younger palaeontologist. 10am to 8pm, €15/€10, 0818 333 773

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