ChristyThis week, it seems only right that Gig of the Week goes to an evening which as much as a tribute & benefit night to one of Ireland’s most popular musicians, is also a showcase for the wealth of talent this fine land has produced. A Night For Christy is taking place in The Olympia Theatre on Friday night, and is currently sold out. Acts expected to perform on the night include Gavin James, Paul Brady, Horslips, The Riptide Movement, Mary Black, Steve Wall, Mark Feehily, Ryan Sheridan, Shane McGowan, Jerry Fish, Tom Dunne, Gavin Friday, Danny O’Reilly, Jedward and some top secret surprises.

U2 will also feature, in the form of a video stream from New York. All the performers have handpicked their favorite Aslan track and will perform it on the night. In case you missed out on tickets, the gig will be streamed in various venues across Ireland, Europe, Australia, Dubai and Canada.

While most other 16 year olds will be out celebrating Junior Cert results, the sensational SOAK will be playing another sell out Dublin date tonight (Wednesday), this time in The Pepper Canister Church. Tickets for that are sold out. Another member of Take That is in town this week, little Mark Owen will be playing The Olympia Theatre on Wednesday. Tickets are still available and start from €29.

Walking on Cars launch their EP in Whelan’s on Thursday night. Tickets are still available and are only €12.

If you haven’t already seen enough of yer wan Rihanna around the capital, she’ll be down in The Aviva Stadium on Friday night. There’s limited availability on tickets and they start from €59.50. If camping in the grounds of a majestic castle is more up your alley, head on down to Body & Soul in Ballinlough Castle, you’ll be treated to musical offerings from the likes of Nick  Cave & The Bad Seeds, Public Image Ltd, Solange, Kurt Vile & The Violaters, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Mmoths & Willy Mason. Tickets for the weekend are still available and are €139 or €50 for a Sunday pass.

The Coronas headline Live at the Marquee on Saturday night. Tickets are still available and are €33.50. Sunday night sees the ever fabulous Elton John take the reigns. Tickets for the rocket man start from €52 and still available.

And mammy’s favorite, Mr Josh Groban will round off the weekend on Sunday night with a performance in The O2. Tickets are still available and will set you back €52.

Everything else is below:

2013-06-19Bonnie RaittVicar Street€49Ticketmaster
2013-06-19Junior Cert Party NightCartown NightClub€15Ticketmaster
2013-06-19Mark OwenOlympia Theatre€29.5 – 34.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-19Parkway DriveThe Academy€25Ticketmaster
2013-06-19SOAKPepper Canister Church€16Ticketmaster
2013-06-19Teen Mantra – Junior Cert NightClub Mantra€From EUR 0.00 – 50.00
2013-06-19The Phil Mack ShowThe West County Hotel€27.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-20Attitude – Freedom from the Junior CertThe Wright Venue€22.65Ticketmaster
2013-06-20Die AntwoordOlympia Theatre€26Ticketmaster
2013-06-20ElevensThe Sugar Club€12.00
2013-06-20End of Exams PartyCartown NightClub€15Ticketmaster
2013-06-20Jack L – The 27 ClubSpiegeltent Navan€29.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-20Leopardstown Live – Hudson TaylorLeopardstown Racecourse€17.65Ticketmaster
2013-06-20Mark OwenLimelight€27.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-20The Phil Mack ShowAllingham Arms Hotel€27.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-20Walking On Cars – EP LaunchWhelan’s€12.00
2013-06-21A NIGHT FOR CHRISTYOlympia Theatre€30Ticketmaster
2013-06-21American Wrestling RoadshowSt. Michael’s Theatre€12.00
2013-06-21Body & Soul – Summer Solstice – 3 Day Weekend Camping TicketBallinlough Castle€139Ticketmaster
2013-06-21DILLINJAThe Twisted Pepper€11.95Ticketmaster
2013-06-21Goldfish SyndromeCyprus Avenue€7.3Ticketmaster
2013-06-21KT TunstallPepper Canister Church€30Ticketmaster
2013-06-21My Pyrrhic VictoryThe Academy€12.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-21Rihanna – Diamonds World TourAviva Stadium€59.5 – 99.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-21Summer Solstice EventCityNorth Hotel€39Ticketmaster
2013-06-22American Wrestling RoadshowNenagh Arts Centre€15.00
2013-06-22Circus Reunion – Special Guest Marc Oberon (The Wizard)Mandela Hall€17 – 22.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Clubland Teenage EventClubland€8Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Declan O’RourkeKavanagh’s€19.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Duke SpecialSpiegeltent Navan€25.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-22DuskyThe Stiff Kitten€9Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Flash HarryPollock Park€10Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Get Back – the Story of the BeatlesOlympia Theatre€25Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Juliet TurnerThe Hole In The Wall€From EUR 0.00 – 50.00
2013-06-22Kellys & The Point – ReuniteLush!€16.75Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Kevin Gildea / Ross Browne plus guestsCity Limits Comedy Club€From EUR 0.00 – 50.00
2013-06-22LucyThe Twisted Pepper€13.95Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Ryan SheridanSpiegeltent Navan€26.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-22Smash Hits Summertime SmashThe Button Factory€22.47
2013-06-22The CoronasLive At The Marquee€33.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-23A Midsummers Day With The StarsRoscommon Racecourse€23.25Ticketmaster
2013-06-23Body & Soul – Summer Solstice – Sunday Only (No Camping) TicketBallinlough Castle€55Ticketmaster
2013-06-23Celtic TenorsSpiegeltent Navan€28.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-23Elton JohnLive At The Marquee€50 – 95Ticketmaster
2013-06-23Fat Freddy’s DropVicar Street€39.5Ticketmaster
2013-06-23Finbar FureySpiegeltent Navan€28.9Ticketmaster
2013-06-23Josh GrobanThe O2€52Ticketmaster