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Not another Bank Holiday. This June weekend will be taken over by the behemoth that is Forbidden Fruit, with a host of parties across all Dublin’s venues for those who a) don’t have tickets for the main event, or b) do have tickets, and still haven’t got their fill. Music-haters, worry not, there’s a range of exhibition openings and new theatre to keep you distracted too. See yiz on Tuesday!
Lúcras and trans[formative] (Monster Truck, Opening Friday, runs all weekend)
Monster Truck Temple Bar’s dual space launches two new exhibitions this weekend, with the reception taking place tonight from 6, and the exhibitions running until June 30th. In the main space is Carl Giffney, who investigates very specific and culturally charged activites – hurling, bee-keeping, bog-train riding – in his exhibition Lúcras. He’ll be presenting this in a mixture of installation, video, and conversational work. Meanwhile, a ramble up the stairs to North of Monster Truck will lead you to Sofie Loscher’strans[formative], a scientific but playful exercise in which ordinary household objects are subverted and given new meaning by the unexpected context bestowed on them.
Entrance, Entrance: screening (Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Saturday, 2pm)
To mark the closing of their Entrance, Entrance exhibition, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios will be screening a series of digital and animated video works created by a selection of esteemed international artists, including Turner Prize-winner Mark Leckey. Like the exhibition that ran before it, each of the works will explore the concept of the image as an ‘entrance’, but this time making heavy use of CGI and other digital processes. The event begins at 2pm on Saturday 2nd June, but get down early if you want to ensure a seat.
Glengarry Glen Ross (The Gate Theatre, All weekend, €34)
Do you want the good leads? The really, fucking good leads? Well here they are: the Gate Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s real estate deathmatch Glengarry Glen Ross is a loud, hard, and fast piece of theatre. One and a half hours of pure vitriol, it’s in GGR’s few quiet moments that its emotional impact hits hard. Wins the Cadillac for sure.
Wes Anderson Season (IFI, Saturday and Sunday, 2.30pm, €8.50)
If you’re a Totally Dublin reader, there’s a very high chance you’ve already seen Moonrise Kingdom, swooned, and declared that the king of twee cinema is back. A return to irrepressible form Kingdom might be, it still falls that little bit short of Anderson’s earliest works, Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. Get a refresher course and what made them so great across the weekend on Eustace Street.
Forza Italo (Odessa Club, Sunday, 7.30pm, Free before 11pm/€5 after)
Simon Conway and Steve Cross have got together to organize a night to showcase live and vintage football matches, infamous Giallo and Italian horror movies and of course, spin the hottest Italo discs from this era d’oro.
First up on the film front is classic zombie flick, The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci. Following that is a screening of the classic Italy vs Brazil game from Mexico in ’82, an enduring classic of the modern game.
Forbidden Fruit Afterparties.
Friday: Hidden Agenda Opening Party (The Button Factory, 10pm, €5)
Featuring a Planningtorock DJ set, and live shows from Tieranniesaur and Kool Thing.
Saturday: Subject (Twisted Pepper, 10pm, €10)
Featuring Horse Meat Disco and Friendly Fires DJ sets, plus residents and Nialler9.
Sunday: Elastic Witch (Twisted Pepper, 11pm, €10/12/15)
Featuring Peaking Lights and Real Estate DJ sets, plus Big Gib on vinyl.
Forbidden Fruit Afterparty (Button Factory, 11pm, €10)
Includes Modeselektor, The Rapture, and Austra DJ sets