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Gigs Theatre

The Sick and Indigent Song Club the mercantile Goodtime, Blue Ridge-soaked hootenanny. 9pm, free, 01 670 7100 n Friday 12TH

tUnE-yArDs whelan's Sup'd up discord-drenched, lo-fi folk. 7.30pm, €16.50, 01 478 0766

The Leisure Society the sugar club Folk-flavoured troubadours. 7.30pm, €15, 01 678 7188

Eddi Reader the button factory She's got to be perfect. 8pm, €22.50, 01 670 9202

Stephen K Amos vicar street Warm, lovable, joke-centric banter. 8pm, €23, 0818 719 390

Breakage twisted pepper Sub-sonic drum and beats. 11pm, €10, 01 873 4800

Ria Czerniak whelan's upstairs Haunting Dublin singer-songwriter. 8pm, €10, 01 478 0766

Danilo Vigorito alt (andrew's lane theatre) Techno Neapolitano scorchio. 10pm, €17.60, 01 679 5720

Speedy J the button factory Booming Benelux house music. 10.30pm, €15, 01 670 9202

Kevin Doyle olympia Satisfy suspicious minds with this top Elvis act. 7.30pm, €25, 0818 719 300

The Aftermath the academy 2 Mid-Ireland mod-poppers. 7.30pm, €12, 01 877 9999

The Doors Alive the academy Lizard King tribute band. 11pm, €16.50, 01 877 9999

Kevin Gildea mill theatre Incredibly tight-trousered, sharp comic. 8pm, €15/€12, 01 296 9340

Strictly Handbag odeon Essence of 80s danceclub. 11pm, €10, 01 478 2088 n sunday 14TH

Midlake vicar street Bearded Texan flute-rock. 8pm, €23, 0818 719 390

Haiti Benefit whelan's Andy Irvine, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock and Big Monster Love all feature in this Concern fundraiser. 8pm, €15, 01 478 0766

Café Orchestra pavilion theatre World music Valentine's special. 7.30pm, €29/€27 (incl two glasses of Prosecco & rosé), 01 231 2929

When I Fall in Love national concert hall Celebrating the music of Nat 'King' Cole. 8pm, €40/€20, 01 417 0000

The Magnificent 7s 4 dame lane Beatfinder Records party. 8pm, free, 01 679 0291

Dance with the Tigers national concert hall, john field room Sino-Irish Valentine's special of music and dance. 8pm, €10, 01 417 0000

Valentine's Day Massacre bernard shaw Sordid love-a-thon. 4pm, free, 01 873 4800

So-Young Yoon Quintet jj smyth's Slinky jazz oufit. 8pm, €10, 01 475 2565

Dickie Rock olympia Valentine croonarama. 7.30pm, €25, 0818 719300

Trashed alt (andrew's lane theatre) Massive ear-trashing electronica night. 11pm, €5, 01 679 5720 n wednesday 17TH

lyle Lovett and John Hiatt olympia See Hot Gig. 7.30pm, €44.20, 0818 719300

Haiti Benefit whelan's With Jape, David Kitt, Patrick Kelleher, Legion of Two and Goodtime John. 8pm, €15, 01 478 0766







Theatre

off plan project arts centre A take on contemporary Ireland, with a new version of Aeschylus' Oresteia. 8pm, €22/€18, 01 677 8899

Christ Deliver Us peacock theatre German playwright Frank Wedekind's tale of teenage kicks has seen a boom in recent years, this time shifting to 50s Ireland. 7.30pm, €20/€15, 01 677 8899

The Party bewley's theatre Caitriona Ni Mhurchu stars in a one-woman stage version of the Chekhov short story about a pregnant woman on the verge of an epiphany. 12.50pm, €15, 087 989 2994

Haunted gaiety theatre A barnstorming cast, featuring Oscar-nominated Brenda Blethyn and Niall Buggy. 7.30pm, €47.50/€25, 01 677 1717

Last Train to Holyhead project arts centre Two Irishmen reach out to each other across the generations, over a hand of cards and a bottle of whiskey. 8.15pm, €15/€12, 01 677 8899

Faith Healer gate theatre The Gate's globetrotting production of, perhaps, Brian Friel's greatest show. 8pm, €30/€15, 01 874 4045

Little Gem peacock theatre The lives, loves and digestive problems of three generations of Dublin women. 8pm, €25/€20, 01 677 8899 Exhibitions

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 Enter the realm of techno-mysticism. 01 677 8899

Mark Garry kerlin gallery Building the startling from seemingly innocuous elements. 01 670 9093

Ciaran Murphy douglas hyde gallery Mix of old and new, with the natural world filtered through photographic means. 01 896 1116

Family

Love is in the Air draíocht Valentine's fun for the family. Saturday, noon, free, 01 809 8029

Darwin Day collins barracks, national museum Celebrate the great evolutionist's birthday. Saturday, 2pm, 01 677 7444

St Valentine Special kildare street, national museum Get your six to 12-year-olds off to a love-filled and learned start in life. Sunday, 3pm, 01 6777444

Dinosaur Encounters the ambassador theatre Animatronic dinofest for younger palaeontologists. 10am to 8pm, daily, €15/€10, 0818 333 773

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