Wednesday, 30 March – Marguerite, 18:00, €9.10/€10.50, IFI
Marguerite is the tragicomic story of wealthy socialite Marguerite Dumont (played by Catherine Frot). Tone-deaf but determined to sing, she finds support in her loyal chauffeur, who indulges her, and a young intellectual crowd that see in her singing an eccentric and potentially anarchic power. Xavier Giannoli gives a compassionate take on the story of Florence-Foster Jenkins, on whom the story is partly based. Details here.
Thursday, 31 March – Exhibition Time, 19:00, Free, Bernard Shaw
OFFSET and Robert Mirolo’s homage to the much-loved Adventure Time television series takes place this Thursday in the Shaw, and features the work of Cesca Saunders, Cyan Ryan, Mick Minogue, Robert Ickis Mirolo, Steve McCarthy and Mica Warren, with more to be announced. Details here.
Friday, 1 April – Anti-Patriarchy Chaos Social, 20:00, €5 suggested donation, BYOB, Jigsaw
The patriarchy is no joke! The Anti-Patriarchy Chaos collective are back in Jigsaw and inviting your participation in an open, feminist space where no assumptions will be made about your gender or sexuality, and where your boundaries and consent will be respected. Spoken word on the night will be from Day Magee, Dara Quigley, river blake and Miss Androgyny, with singing from Landless and a DJ set from Karen. Contribute music to their open Spotify playlist here. Details here.
Saturday, 2 April – Guts 5 Launch, 15:00, Free, Thirty Four
Guts are back to launch their fifth issue, Do As I Say Not As I Do, in which Aoife McElwain, Ana Kinsella, Jeannie Sutton, Sinead O’Shea, Luke McManus, Tim MacGabhann, Caitriona Lally, Neil Burkey and Roisin Agnew give their response to the concept of authority. From parents to police, the state to role models, these personal essays exploring domination are illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree, designed by Paddy Dunne and produced by Emily Horgan. Anne-Mieke Bishop will perform, and mysterious free things have also been promised. The theme was chosen back in 2014 by Kickstarter pledger Kevin Powell of Gruel Guerrilla. Details here.
Sunday, 3 April – Willis Earl Beal + Myles Manley, 19:30, Sugar Club
Experimental soulster Willis Earl Beal is joined by Sligo native and offbeat-pop maker Myles Manley in the Sugar Club this Sunday. Beal spent his 20s working in Chicago, and then moved to New Mexico, where he recorded music and left CD-Rs around Albuquerque (as well as illustrated flyers looking for a girlfriend). Found Magazine eventually featured him on their front cover and produced a limited-edition box set of his music. Modelling himself as a descendent of Tom Waits, Beal’s voice leads his music, from his jazz ballads to his recent mesmerising nocturnes. Details here, tickets here.
Monday, 4 April – Bread and Butter: OFFSITE, 18:30, The Odeon
OFFSET is back in full swing. As part of this year’s OFFSITE, Supermundane (aka Rob Lowe), Steve McCarthy, and David Smith and Brian Nolan will be having chats in the plush Odeon surroundings. Steve McCarthy and Rob Lowe are both illustrators and designers by trade, while David Smith and Brian Nolan curate the 100 Archive, which maps the past, present and future of Irish graphic design. Details here.
Tuesday, 5 April – Fiona Marron: Proving Ground, 11-17:00 ArtBox
Artist Fiona Marron’s newly commissioned work explores how Ireland’s (perceived) neutrality and geographic location have impacted its structures of communication, and the scientific tradition specific to the nation that has grown out of that. In a residency at the UCD, Marron has looked at social systems and their protagonists, working under the influence of mercantile and economic factors. Details here.