Zoë's Dublin Diary: What to Do This Week

Wednesday, 18 November – Perspectives 2015: David Lynch Revisited, National Concert Hall, €42.50/€37.50, 8pm

Director, screenwriter, visual artist and transcendental meditation enthusiast David Lynch’s partnership with Angelo Badalamenti yielded some of the eeriest scores in existence. Last June, David Coulter premiered his re-imagining of Lynch’s most revered scores in the Barbican. This Wednesday sees his assembled troop – Stuart Staples of Tindersticks, Jehnny Beth of Savages, Mick Harvey (ex-Bad Seeds), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin J. Callinan – giving a live homage to Lynch’s universe. More details here and here.

Thursday, 19 November – Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Gallery

The Dublin Art Book Fair (this year in collaboration with ID2015) launches on Wednesday with a book signing by Miriam Elia and a live set from Soil Creep, but Temple Bar Gallery will be a hive of creative goings-on until 22 November. On Thursday it will play host to a public lecture by Dr Linda King on identity in twentieth-century Ireland, 1815‘s photography magazine launch and the launch by New Dublin Press of Imagines, a collection of scores by Benjamin Dwyer, poems by Kimberly Campanello and viola performance by Garth Knox. A pop-up café by The Market Kitchen will run throughout the fair, with artwork by Miranda Blennerhassett and a selection of design from recent graduates. Check out the Facebook page here.

Friday, 20 November – Emer O Boyle & Meadhbh O’Connor: 2039, Artbox, 11 am to 5 pm

Artbox 2039, closing this Friday, explores the interactions between artists and scientists, and the parallels that tie the fields together, which in turn feed and influence each other. Emer O Boyle uses Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin’s PhD work on decoding the composition of the stars as her own starting point. On 14 February 1974, a stray asteroid orbiting Jupiter and Mars, 23 km in diameter and as old as our solar system, was observed and named: 2039 Payne Gaposchkin. More here.

Saturday, 21 November – Backstory #1: Donal Dineen & Stevi G, Sugar Club, 8pm

Hosted by the ever-affable Donal Dineen, Backstory is a new series of nights devoted to dancy tunes and original visuals. Cork DJ Stevie G is master of ceremonies for its baptism, and will be using the night to give his own take of the history of soul music, from 1930s West African boogie to modern-day beats. More here and tickets here.

Sunday, 22 November – Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Convention Centre,€55 to €105, 6pm

Listen! Do you remember the first glimpse of that breathtaking, open expanse of Hyrule field? Roaming the Lost Woods? That fecking owl? This four-movement symphony will feature music from Ocarina of Time, Windwaker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past and new music from the upcoming (eee) remake of the weirdest and most psychedelic of all the Zelda family, Majora’s Mask. There will not be a dry eye in the room. Facebook page here and tickets here.

Monday, 23 November – Macadam Stories, Irish Film Institute, €11.50, 7.50pm

Samuel Benchetrit’s idiosyncratic urban dramedy weaves together the stories of six dysfunctional characters in a housing project, connected by one broken-down elevator. Each life is slowly transformed as significant people enter their world: a depressed man, an actress at the end of her career, an American astronaut. Part of French Fest 2015. More here.

Tuesday, 24 November – Lightning Bolt, Button Factory, €18, 7.30pm

This will be a really solid occasion upon which to lose your mind. Lightning Bolt are a noise-rock duo comprised of Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals and Brian Gibson on guitar, and they give an incredible live performance. They’ve been delivering A+ anarchy for about two decades, and their first LP in five years, released this March, shows an even greater uncompromising intensity. More here.

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