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Culture Ireland

  • Over 1,000 Irish theatre-makers, musicians, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and more, presented their work to audiences from Alabama to Wyoming, in venues from…

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  • Dates: January 01 – December 31

Group Show: Enter Slowly

  • Enter Slowly, curated by David Cunningham, features the work of Anna Barham, Cath Campbell, Maud Cotter, Laura Gannon, Alexandra Navratil, and Linda Quinlan.

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: January 14 – February 19

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

  • Art Los Angeles Contemporary is an international contemporary art fair held January 27-30, 2011. The fair presents 70 international and emerging galleries from around the…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: January 27 – January 30

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

  • Winner of multiple awards in three countries, Druid’s production of this comic masterpiece is filled with a host of charming characters and unexpected plot twists.…

  • Location: MA, DC, MI, IL, CA, PA, SC, CT
  • Dates: February 02 – June 19

Cinemagic USA

  • Cinemagic USA is a film festival for young people taking place in New York, Boston, San Francisco, LA, and includes film screenings and film and…

  • Location: NY, MA, CA
  • Dates: February 10 – February 26

Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg

  • Grammy-winning vocalists Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg blend effortlessly in Saints & Tzadiks, a vibrant collaboration of Irish and Yiddish song.

  • Location: TX, CA
  • Dates: February 16 – May 22

Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film

  • Annual Hollywood event which honors the contribution of the Irish to film. “Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film” has become the fun, casual Irish…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: February 24 – February 24

Group Exhibition: Wake Amusements

  • An exhibition of books by 12 Irish artists organized by Curator Matt Packer, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. Drawing reference to the jovial funerary…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: March 01 – March 31

A Reading with Julian Gough, Moderated by Yiyun Li

  • In his West Coast premiere, Julian Gough, born in London, raised in Ireland, and living in Berlin, will read from his most recent book, Jude:…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: March 08 – March 08

‘This is Ireland’ – a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in music, film and poetry

  • A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in music, film and poetry, with special guests Roma Downey and Pierce Brosnan, this will be a whistle stop tour…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: March 17 – March 17

Readings with Richard Tillinghast

  • As an American poet living in Ireland, Richard Tillinghast’s poetry explores questions of homeland and cultural transplantation in this series of readings…

  • Location: CA, MS, OR
  • Dates: March 24 – April 13

Gerald Barry and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

  • Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest, an opera in three acts commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, will be world-premiered under the baton…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: April 07 – April 08

Eamon O’Kane: Broodwork: It’s About Time

  • The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to premiere Eamon O’Kane’s impressive installation “Froebel Eames Studio” to the Los…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: April 30 – June 11

LA Times Festival of Books: Irish Authors in the Discover the World Pavilion

  • Writers Sara Berkeley, Peter Sirr (Sat 11am), Mary O’Donghue, Kevin Power (Sat 2.45pm), Thomas McCarthy, Joe Woods (Sun 11am), Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Kevin Power…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: April 30 – May 01

Blinder Films

  • Blinder Films second feature ‘Sensation’, travels to the Newport Beach Film Festival to partake in a special Irish festival this year. Written and directed by…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: May 01 – May 01

Neff Brothers at the L.A .Composers’ Salon

  • Following their highly acclaimed collaboration with renowned Icelandic composer, Atli Örvarsson, on his score for Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s latest film, “The Eagle,” the Neff…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: May 08 – May 08

Group Show: Invite or Reject

  • ‘Invite or Reject’ is an ambitious new exhibition curated by MART’s Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin. The show consists of 13 selected Irish artists -…

  • Location: IL, NY, CA
  • Dates: June 02 – August 24

On the Road with House of Bees by Stephen Murray

  • To promote his debut poetry collection ‘House of Bees’, Galway poet Stephen Murray will cycle 8,000km around the USA. He will read from his work…

  • Location: WA, OR, CA, TN, IL
  • Dates: June 03 – August 30

A Californian Bloomsday

  • On Monday June 13 at 7pm at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens:  Irish writers Eavan Boland, Paul Muldoon, Sinead Morrissey

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: June 13 – June 14

As you are now so once were we

  • Inspired by James Joyce Ulysses, the show depicts the very day of the performance, following the actors through Dublin on their way to the theatre.…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: June 14 – June 26

Jesse Jones

  • REDCAT presents the first U.S. solo exhibition by Dublin-based visual artist Jesse Jones. Jones will exhibit recent works along with a newly commissioned work developed…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: July 01 – August 28

Walker and Walker

  • “Super 8” is an international video exhibition featuring the work of forty contemporary artists at the Christopher Grimes Gallery in Los Angeles. Each week of…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: July 08 – September 03

Group show: this little bag of dreams…

  • A group exhibition featuring six contemporary Irish Artists living and working in Ireland.  The exhibition will include painting, sculpture, video, and performance.  The list of…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: July 23 – August 27

Contemporary Irish Writing at the Catharine Clark Gallery

  • The three contemporary Irish authors, Kevin Barry, Philip O Ceallaigh, and Julian Gough, will read from their work at this public event on August 27…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: August 27 – August 27

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and Directors Guild of America

  • The Directors Finders Series Award presents an Irish director with an opportunity to screen their film in the state-of-the-art Directors Guild of America Theatre to…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: September 09 – September 09

Jessie Lendennie

  • Jessie will conduct a series of poetry readings in the US to launch her new work,  ‘Walking Here’ ; ‘Mad for Meat’ by Kevin Simmonds…

  • Location: CA,
  • Dates: September 10 – September 16

The Mulcahy Family

  • The Equinox Festival (produced by CTMS, a respected institution in the American folk arts community) has presented world-class artists from many traditions for 30 years. …

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: September 10 – September 11

The San Francisco Irish Film Festival

  • The festival presents the very best in contemporary Irish cinema, celebrating everything from features to documentaries to Irish language films (with English subtitles for those…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: September 23 – September 26

Irish Architecture Now

  • Two groups of three Irish architects each will travel to several U.S. cities. In each city, the architects will participate in symposia, briefly presenting key…

  • Location: CA, IL, MA, NY, PA
  • Dates: September 26 – November 11

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

  • Two traditional musicians who have toured the US extensively in different formations are about to tour the US for the third time as a duo.

  • Location: CA, WI, MN, WI, IL, PA, NJ, CT, NY
  • Dates: October 06 – October 23

Young Ireland: A Generation of Irish Writers at San Francisco’s Litquake Festival

  • A reading and conversation with five young Irish novelists. Chris Binchy, John Butler, Lucy Caldwell, Claire Kilroy and Belinda McKeon will read from their work…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: October 11 – October 11

Nevan Lahart

  • Nevan will present a solo exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary

    An installation at the 18th Steet Arts Centre which is a collaborative…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: October 15 – April 01

Women’s Voices From Ireland: The Wake Forest Women’s Anthology Tour 2011

  • Wake Forest University Press will present an American reading tour by some of Ireland’s leading poets, featuring Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain, Caitríona O’Reilly, Rita Ann Higgins…

  • Location: NC, IL, PA, NY, CA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 03

Watt by Samuel Beckett – Texts from the novel selected by Barry McGovern

  • Watt is the extraordinary story of an itinerant character who walks one day from a train station to the home of a Mr Knott whom…

  • Location: PA, NC, CA
  • Dates: October 27 – November 20

Death and Sensuality

  • A group exhibition with: Nina Amazing, Roisin Byrne, Alan Butler, Benjamin DeBurca, Breda Lynch, James McCann, Leo McCann, Tom Molloy, Not Abel and Alan Phelan. …

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: November 04 – December 03

Forgotten by Pat Kinevane

  • Written and performed by Pat Kinevane
    Directed by Jim Culleton
    Produced by Marketa Puzman

    ‘Has no one a skitter o’ dignity…

  • Location: CA
  • Dates: November 16 – December 11

Ronnie Hughes

  • Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles presents a solo show of Ronnie Hughes’ work.

  • Location: LA
  • Dates: November 19 – December 17

Irish Christmas in America

  • ‘Irish Christmas in America’ returns to the United States during November/December 2011 for a 7th consecutive tour of East and West coasts. Produced by Oisin…

  • Location: CA, MT, NE, IA, MA, NJ, DC, DE, IL, WI
  • Dates: November 25 – December 18

An Irish Holiday Festival

  • An Irish Holiday Festival at Bowers.org as part of the Bowers Museum Arts and Culture events. As part of the Festival there will be a…

  • Location: FL
  • Dates: December 11 – December 11