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Gigs Exhibitions

The Sick and Indigent Song Club the mercantile Good-time, Blue Ridge-soaked hootenanny. 9pm, free, 01 670 7100 n friday 19th

Yeasayer the academy Imagine the Animal Collective hooked up with The Mamas and The Papas to go joyriding. 7.30pm, €16, 01 877 9999

Meteor Ireland Music Awards rds simmonscourt Annual rock awards, this year with Westlife, The Script, Bell X1, Florence And The Machine, Paulo Nutini and Pixie Lott in the house. 7.30pm, €40, 0818 903 001

The Lambrettas whelan's Iconic mod revivalists. 8pm, €27, 01 478 0766

Hip-Hop for Haiti axis theatre Haitian fundraiser from the leading lights of the Irish tag, rap and MC scene. 8pm, €10, 01 883 2100

Caspa twisted pepper Woofer-busting, wonky dubstep. 10pm, €12, 01 873 4800

Little Xs for Eyes whelan's upstairs Wistful electro-folk. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Asian Dub Foundation tripod Europe's main politico-conscious sound system rolls into town. 7.30pm, €27.50, 01 476 3374

War spy Bitches with Wolves star, James O'Neill, incites this funky club. 10pm, €5, 01 677 0014

Dara O Briain vicar street See Thursday.

Reader's Wives shebeen chic Local rockers with a snarl on their lips. 8pm, €6, 01 679 9667

David O'Doherty draíocht Comfy, cosy, Casio-playing comic throws his David O'Doh-party. 8pm, €18, 01 8098029

Man in the Mirror olympia See Thursday.

Funky Sexy Spanish House alt (andrew's lane theatre) Iberian house night. 10pm, €5, 01 679 5720

sour, Raw cTwenty-two k the Watoto ecstatically Man in the Mirror olympia See Thursday. n Sunday 21st

Shockwaves the academy NME rock awards show with The Maccabees and Two Door Cinema Club. 7pm, €25, 01 877 9999

Lady GaGa the o2 See Hot Gig.

Dara O Briain vicar street See Thursday.

Madame Butterfly national concert hall See Saturday.

spins at a funky 45 revolutions per minuteSalsa vs Samba odeon Caliente Latin night, with dance classes, live music and throbbing DJ sounds. 6pm, €5, 01 478 2088 ably assisted by solemn rockers, The Funeral SuitsThe Screaming Orphans whelan's New York-based sibling purveyors of Irish screampop. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Madame Butterfly national concert hall See Saturday. n Tuesday 23rd

Air olympia Soothing French synth-pop duo and robot friends. 7.30pm, €49.20, 0818 719300

Seasick Steve vicar street See Monday.

County Sessions the button factory The acoustic tour d'Irlande continues with Tyrone taking the stage, plus contributions from Cathal Hayden and Arty McGlynn, among others. 8pm, €17.50, 01 670 9202

Carlene Carter whelan's upstairs Country from the step-daughter of Johnny Cash. 8pm, €21, 01 478 0766

and a stop on the Dublin city tour that's more crucial than Guinness

Trashed alt (andrew's lane theatre) Massive e play live to a multi-media show entitled La trajectoire des immobiles. Be afraidBlasphemy spy Electropunk party. 11pm, €7, 01 677 0014

7.30pm, €49.20, 0818 719300changing, ever perhaps greatest many Owen Roe, Ingrid Craigie and Kim Durham star.

Exhibitions

Dorothy Cross & William McKeown kerlin gallery A pair of Irish artists who, at first glance, seem miles apart -- she, a poetic conceptual sculptor, he, a neo-minimalist painter -- but whose interests converge around a fascination with water and the human body's movement through it. 01 670 9093

Jorge Pardo imma The line between exhibition and catalogue is wilfully crossed in Pardo's first solo IMMA show, which consists entirely of photomurals of the Cuban-American artist's works. 01 612 9900

Telling Images of China chester beatty library Ming and Qing period images, along with early 20th century work. 01 407 0750

Aion Experiments project arts centre Artistic intervention (inspired by Karl Jung among others) into the collective unconscious. 01 677 8899 Family Safari Adventure collins barracks, national museum Discover the curious animals deep within the museum's collection. Sunday, 2.30pm, 01 677 7444

Ceramics kildare street, national museum Figurines, ceramics and glass from ancient Cyprus form the basis of this weekend's drawing class. Saturday, 2pm, 01 677 7444

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