To which they invite kids 5+ to come half an hour early dressed in theirpjs. And the Uk/aussie Spill bring their street routines to playgrounds in Ballymun, Ringsend and Fairview.
Irish Times journos will be busy at this week-long event that starts on Monday: Sinéad Gleeson interviewing feminist Caitlin Moran (NCH Thurs); Tony Clayton-Lea in conversation with pop star Tracey Thorn about her memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen (Smock Alley Theatre Fri May 24); and celebrating Nuala O’Faolain (Liberty Hall Thurs). Plus readings, masterclasses and performing poets. dublinwritersfestival.com
Ah, Liberty! Film installation by Ben Rivers about a family of Scottish outsider children. Darkened Days: photographs by Simone Kappeler Douglas Hyde Gallery, TCD Ends May 22 douglashydegallery.com John Doherty Photorealist streetscapes. Taylor Galleries Ends May 19 taylorgalleries.ie
Doric Works by Sean Scully The Absent Architect Film installation by Cleary & Connolly with Pat Shortt and others. The Casino at Marino, Cherrymount Crescent heritageireland.ie Analysing Cubism Irish artists influenced by Cubism (Until May 26) Selected works in the basement. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham imma.ie Animation to Murmuration Starlings in printworks by Vincent Sheridan. Draíocht, Blanchardstown Until May 25 draiocht.ie The Consideration of the Planets Sculpture with wit by Patrick O’Reilly. Oliver Sears Gallery, Until Jun 6 oliversears gallery.com Street gymnastics and pyjama parties are among the quirkier happenings in this year’s fest, which runs this weekend and next. Scottish Dance Theatre combine dance with animation in What On Earth? (The Ark, Sat-Sun), Interiors Paintings derived from Ingmar Bergman settings by Stephen Loughman. Kevin Kavanagh, Chancery Lane Until May 25 kevinkavanagh.ie Iterative Mart residency until the end of May. Mart@Unit 4, James Joyce St
dublindancefestival.ie celebrating classical Greek culture (Until Jun 9). Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Sq Nth hughlane.ie Floral Alchemy New botanical paintings by Yanny Petters. Olivier Cornet Gallery, Wooden Building, Exchange St Upr Until May 24 oliviercornet gallery.com In the Stillness Ceramic and glass works by Olga Fitzpatrick. Rathgar Bookshop Until Jun 16 Niamh McGuinne & Michael Timmins Two solo shows. Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar Until Jun 1 graphicstudio dublin.com Modern Master Architectural drawings, photographs and works on paper by Raymond McGrath. Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Sq Until Jun 28 iarc.ie Marie Hanlon’s impeccably made abstract paintings usually have a sense of humour. Those in TILT, her new show in Westport’s beautifully situated Custom House Gallery, are no exception as she explores how tilting forms imbues them with a different dynamic. Custom House Studios Gallery, The Quay, Westport Mon-Fri 10am5pm, Sat-Sun 1-4.30pm Until Jun 9 customhousestudios.ie O Little Drops Water-inspired work by Nina Canell. Mother’s Tankstation, 41-43 Watling St, Ushers Island Until Jun 1 motherstankstation.com Risk Lab The art and science of risk. Science Gallery, Pearse St, TCD Until Jun 23 science gallery.com The Sensitive Plant Aleana Egan’s art “between fictional worlds and physical realities”. Kerlin Gallery, Anne’s Lane, Sth Anne St Until Jun 1 kerlin.ie Short Stories Michael Flaherty paintings. Doorway Gallery, 24 Sth Frederick St Until May 30 thedoorwaygallery.com Spring Exhibition Group show. Jorgensen Fine Art Until May 30 jorgensenfineart.com Treasured Sheets Old master drawings, landscapes, still lifes, portraits and prints from the collection (Until Jun 2). The Sketchbooks of Jack B Yeats: selection from Yeats’s 200-plus sketchbooks (Until Jun 3). Essential Ireland: A Mini Tour (Until Aug 5) Plus works from the permanent collection. National Gallery of Ireland nationalgallery.ie In the mood for Eurovision bash? Get yourself along to the Gay Community News annual Douze Points party tomorrow at the Sugar Club. Watch the contest live on the big screen, hosted by the irrepressible Julian Mandrews and special guests. Each table represents a competing country, and there are prizes for winning and losing tables. Sugar Club, Dublin Sat 7pm thesugarclub. com Die Welt von Morgen Gillian Fitzpatrick’s installation looks to Kraftwerk. Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Sq Until Jun 21 ahg.gov.ie
Exposure Photographs by John McVitty. Enniskillen Castle Museum Until Jun 15 enniskillen castle.co.uk
Burren College of Art@126 MFA graduate show. 126 Artist-run Gallery, 4 Commerce House, Flood St Until May 31 126.ie Vibrant Synchronies Group show curated by Paola Trevisan. Kenny Gallery, Liosban Retail Park Until Jun 5 thekenny gallery.ie
Prelude Speaker: Contemporary Castletown With Sarah Browne, Gerard Byrne, Felicity Clear, Maud Cotter, Michelle Deignan, Blaise Drummond, Domestic Godless, Simon English Mary Fitzgerald, Patrick Jolley, Rebecca Trost & Inger Lise Hansen, Marianne Keating, Eoin McHugh, Paul Nugent, Colin O’Connor, Jennifer Troutonand Daphne Wright.