Top 5 Dublin events on February 13

Celebrate the Japanese culture in Dublin.

Get carried away with instrumental music explosions, or celebrate the Japanese culture in Dublin.

Dublin is not sleeping ahead of Valentine’s Day. Great events are held across the city on February 13. Here are some of them:

Explosions in the Sky  

Hailing from the sultry metropolitan landscape of Austin, Texas, Explosions in the Sky will play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music you will ever hear. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Special guest: A.A. Williams.

Time: 8:00

Where: Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas St, The Liberties, D8

Tickets: €36.15. Buy your ticket here.


Little Women & 1917 at The Stella

The Stella Cinema became an iconic cinematic landmark, which film lovers can find in Dublin 6 (Rathmines). It takes cinema goers back to the 1920s when the venue was opened. On February 13, Little Women and 1917 are screened. Neither of them won the 2020 best-picture Oscar, but both have been critically acclaimed. Spend your movie night in an armchair, couch, or even a bed at The Stella!

Time: 18:30 (Little Women) and 21:20 (1917)

Venue: The Stella Cinema, 207-209 Rathmines Road Lower, D6

Tickets: from €19. Buy tickets here.


Scene + Heard Festival  

The festival showcasing the best of theatre, comedy, spoken word and music from all parts of Ireland has kicked off in Dublin. Buy a ticket to a specific “block”, containing two shows performed one after the other, and head to a video booth afterwards to give your review of the performances. There are also other ways how to review: a secret ballot, tablet tale, or the four-word Twitter challenge.

Date: from Feb 12-29

Time: varies

Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, D8

Tickets: €10 or €13. See what is on and buy your ticket here.


Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN LiMBO takes a journey where few have gone within Irish step dancing. The four live musicians and ensemble of six dancers have taken the basics of what makes the tradition so attractive and translated it into a new but still recognizable language of music and dance.

Date: Feb 13-14

Time: 19:30

Venue: Space Upstairs – Project Arts Centre, No 39, East Essex Street, Temple Bar, D2

Tickets: €14 or €16. Buy your ticket here.


Taylor Galleries presents an exhibition by nine artists from Yanagisawa Gallery, Tokyo. YAN is not a verb or a noun. It is a state of mind. If one is gifted enough to achieve the state of yan, the carrier of this mind state experiences feelings of both happiness and confusion, simultaneously seeing things with greater clarity and increased ambiguity. The exhibition celebrates a strong Irish-Japanese connection.

Date: until Feb 22

Time:  10:30-17:30 (week days) or 11:00-15:00 (Saturday)

Venue: Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare St, D2

Tickets: n/a

Johannes Eidt, Zwecken thoben oben
Johannes Eidt, Zwecken thoben oben (Image: Taylor Galleries)


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