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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. It is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists, describes and recommends 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 22,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (usually at Friday late at night). If you are reading this and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, please come back a little later!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 24. October 2014:


Dublin Event Guide 384: Blood – Science Gallery, Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin Flea Market, Dublin City Marathon

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 384 | 24 October 2014

Subscribers: 22,670

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Hi all!

I know many of you will think that I lost the plot. This Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is the earliest out in many many months. But the reason for it is that I am away this weekend. I started working on it on Wednesday and worked through two nights non-stop, because as soon as it is sent on its way, I will get into my car to drive to Galway. Keeva and Sid will get married there tomorrow. Congratulations!!!! :-)

So, I will be away until Monday evening. Party hard, but don’t wreck the gaff! ;-) You will hear from me while I am away if you check the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page regularly, so you won’t have to miss me. :-D

I mentioned last week that both donations AND new subscriptions have dropped a good bit over the last 3-4 weeks, so I need your help!

Sponsorship, like the one from the sponsors (including Eventbrite) helps hugely to take a certain amount of pressure off me, but it is not enough! I need to make some urgent changes to the system that I use and need someone who is good at CakePHP programming and SQL databases. That will cost! So please continue your financial support. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some additional corporate sponsors. Maybe two or three companies that are prepared to help with a little more than the individual donations of around 12 Euro. If you know anybody, send them my way. :-) Regarding your donation, I am suggesting the super low amount of just EUR 1 per month. These EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints, isn’t it!? Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 22,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 52,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

This week the Feel Good slot is quote again and again I don’t know who said it first, but it is good and that’s why I am sharing it with you:

Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you get hurt, you heal. After darkness there is always light – although we are reminded of this every morning, somehow we forget and choose to believe that the night will last forever.

Remember that every day! And especially on the days that you wish hadn’t happened.

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To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Noelle H, Paul M. and Sarah S. supported the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really really really appreciate all the help! Without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

This week, there is mainly blood and gore in the Dublin Event Guide. ;-) A crazy amount of Halloween events and half of them I couldn’t even mention because they were booked out already (at the Bram Stoker Festival). If you don’t like Halloween, lock yourself away, you will hardly be able to avoid it, but if you like it, this week is YOUR week!

I won’t be in Dublin at all this weekend, so I will leave the decision which of the events is the best to you, but have a good look because some are not very obviously good! Search for the hidden diamonds as well. ;-)

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Competitions

Singing Workshop with Jasmin Martorell – Ticket Competition

Sat 01 + Sun 02 November – 11:00-18:00
Harbour Playhouse, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

A weekend singing workshop with international vocal coach Jasmin Martorell will take place in the Harbour Playhouse. It is an intense and rewarding workshop suitable for non singers to professionals.

With emphasis on breathing and vocal exercises, Jasmin’s enthusiastic teaching and expert understanding of the vocal instrument give the participant the confidence and skill to develop their natural voice to its full potential. The work will be based on how to place your voice, how to breathe and how to reinforce the abdominal muscles, with development of the agility of vocal cords and awakening/developing of the resonators. Participants will have the opportunity to work individually with Jasmin on a song of their choice.

Jasmin Martorell comes from France and is a highly skilled and inspired teacher of singing technique. He is a charismatic, enthusiastic and patient teacher who delights with his pupils in finding new and exciting possibilities for their voice. Head of vocal studies at the Centre de Musique Medievale de Paris since 1991, he is regularly invited to conduct Workshops in Singing in France, Brazil, Iran, India, Morocco, the Island of Reunion and Ireland.

The fee for the two full days of training is EUR 100 and you can register with Luke Nelson via 083 1 309030 or lukenelsonmusic@gmail.com

And one reader of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get the unique opportunity to take part in this course for free: Luke has made one place available for a competition and if you want to be the winner, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject MARTORELL and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entries, but you COULD tell me why you would like to win the course, if you feel like it. I appreciate reading the stories! Your e-mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Tues 28 Oct. Please only enter the competition if you are available on 01+02 November.

www.facebook.com/events/1486217164972511

The Beatles Show – Ticket Competition

Sunday 09 November – 13:30
Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The Beatles Festival in Dublin will take place from 07-09 November. One of the events during the festival is The Beatles Show.

The Beatles Show will consist of a performance of the comic play “Death and the Beatles Fan” plus Beatle songs performed live by Vyvienne Long and Jonathan Ward. Vyvienne is a very talented singer-songwriter who has released two solo albums and a brilliant Beatles EP. She has played cello with many Irish and international musicians – and is best known for her work with Damien Rice. She has also enjoyed huge radio hits with her own song ‘Happy Thoughts’ – and her cover version of ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes. Here is her great cover version of ‘And I Love Her’: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXIYO7MyppU

Tickets for the show are EUR12 each and can be bought here: entertainment.ie/tickets/dublinbeatlesfestival/5041.htm

And for one Dublin Event Guide reader The Beatles Show will be free, because I have a pair of tickets for a competition for you! If you want to enter, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with BSHOW in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Tuesday 04 November.

And here is some more information about the Beatles Festival:
dublinbeatlesfestival.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/dublin-beatles-festival-2014-programme.pdf

Promote your product or (non-free) event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. In most cases there are no charges to you (apart from making some tickets or some of your products available for free).

And if you want me to do use your product and write an assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-)

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To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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Vampires in town!

Checkout the statues on O’Connell Street! The Vampires have arrived. The statues were all equipped with capes. Good idea!

And also check out the Vampwire, a zip line on Wolfe Tone Square. Tickets were given out by lottery, so you won’t be able to get to use it if you don’t have a ticket, but it is also a good event for the Bram Stoker festival.

Nice ideas, Dublin City (‘s Events Planners)!

Do you have News about Dublin? Send them over! ;-)

Every week I try to include some news about Dublin here. During the week I take note of anything I come across, but some week’s I am too busy with other things or forget or can’t find anything. If you have any news about things happening in Dublin, send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will happily mention you if I use the news you send me. Thanks!

TV3 Audience Tickets

TV3 has some audience tickets for a pre-record of Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic on Tuesday 28 Oct from 13:00. The recording should last just 1 hour. Special Guest on the show is Mark Watson.

If you want free audience tickets, contact Sylvia via audience@tv3.ie and tell her that I sent you. ;-)

Opportunities

Sooooo, here is the change for this section: The plan is to change its use from “Opportunities” to a section that will bring you the best events that Eventbrite, the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), promotes. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but sponsors have some additional liberties and if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well. (It will be properly tagged!)
With the change of use of this area, I will also see if I can change the title of it, but I have long left the field of programming, so I will see what I can do. Which brings me to a question I wanted to ask you anyway: Are there any Cake PHP programmers in the house? Let me know if you are!

EVENTBRITE’S FREE EVENT PICKS FOR THE WEEK:

Carve your own pumpkin
‘Tis the season to be scary: Starting next Tuesday at 16:00, the Beerhouse in Capel Street invites you to drink a seasonal craft pumpkin ale and carve and display your own pumpkin for Halloween! Pumpkins are provided for free and hollowed out beforehand. Free registration here.

Learn to live with less
At age 30, Joshua and Ryan left their six-figure corporate careers, got rid of most of their material possessions, and began living more deliberately. Come listen to them speak about their journey into the simple life, followed by a short reading from their new book, a brief Q&A session, and an optional book signing. Free registration here.

Discover your inner artist
The Centre for Creative Practices runs a monthly artistic entrepreneurs networking night next Tuesday. Come along and mix, talk, drink and listen to pitches, talks, discussions and maybe some music. Register here.

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

Describing Architecture 2014 ‘Memory and Place’

17 Oct – 08 Nov (Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00, closed on Bank Holiday)

City Assembly House, 58 & 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Describing Architecture explores how buildings and spaces are designed and documented.

“Memory and Place” contains work across a wide range of media and contributors including architectural models, drawing studies by architecture students and work from artists in paintings, photography, mixed-media, audio and film. The exhibition considers how a sense of place is registered and recorded in collective and individual memory and asks how a narrative of place can develop.

A series of lunchtime conversations and evening talks will accompany the exhibition. All events are free but some require pre-booking. More details on these can be found at www.describingarchitecture.com

Rua Red Exhibitions

20 Sept – 01 Nov

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

The two current exhibitions in Rua Red in Tallaght are:

ABSTRACT SPACE IN CONCRETE TERMS by JACOB DAHLGREN
This exhibition brings together two works by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren which has been reconfigured for RUA RED. Curated by Paul McAree. www.ruared.ie/JacobDahlgren.html

SETTLE by JOE SCULLION Although not entirely figurative or abstract, Joe Scullion’s paintings appear to be from another world. Curated by Paul McAree. www.ruared.ie/JoeScullion.html

Yokai – World of Supernatural Monster

Sat 18 Oct – Sun 23 Nov (12:00-23:00)

Banyi Japanese Dining, 3-4 Bedford Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Banyi Japanese Dining in Temple Bar is hosting the “Yokai: World of Supernatural Monster art exhibition” by Japanese artist Shota Kotake. Yokai is a core element of Japanese subculture, mythology, religion, and daily life.

Banyi Japanese Dining is a Japanese restaurant in Dublin where you can also experience Japanese culture.

Shaped by History

01 Aug – 05 Jan (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00)

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Dublin 2

Shaped by History features 95 black and white photographs of Limerick Milk Market taken between 1971 and 1978 by Limerick social documentary photographer Gerry Andrews.

Limerick Milk Market was founded in 1852, as the west of Ireland was emerging from the famines of the 1840s. In the 1970s, Limerick Milk Market was at a crossroads in its long history, as the Shannon/Limerick region began transforming into a national and international model for development.

www.nli.ie/en/national-photographic-archive.aspx

Friday 24 Oct

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Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 24 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Altrove – Italian Short Stories Reading

18:30, Fri 24 Oct

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

“Altrove” is Roberto Bertoni’s new collection of short stories and a reading will take place as part of the Italian Language Week.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=598&citta=Dublino

Bruno Groening Healings – Lecture

19:00, Fri 24 Oct

Carnegie Court Hotel, North St, Swords

As part of an interntaional series of lectures the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends will be informing about a special path to health and happiness at numerous events in Ireland as well. Bruno Groening was a German “Miracle healer” who was active in the 1940s and 1950s.

He believed that health was the natural state of all living things and told his followers that one can maintain health and heal from illness by absorption of a Divine life force that he called “Heilstrom” (“Healing Stream”).

Two doctors will talk at the events in Ireland about the healings based on the Groening teachings. Groening himself died in 1959 only 52 years young from stomach cancer.

If you are interested in these events, it might be advisable to spend some time on www.bruno-groening.org/english/default.htm so that you can find out if it is really for you. Admission to the talks is free, donations are appreciated.

Friday 24 Oct, 19:00 Carnegie Court Hotel, North St, Swords
Saturday 25 Oct, 11:00 Jurys Inn Hotel, Coustom House Quay, Dublin 1
Saturday 25 Oct, 15:00 Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 11
Saturday 25 Oct 19:00 Metro Hotel Dublin Airport, Sentry Cross, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9
Sunday 02 Nov 11:00 Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin
Sunday 02 Nov 17:00 Beacon Hotel,Sandyford, Dublin 11

Planet Parade – Gig

20:00, Fri 24 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Planet Parade are performing in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/planet-parade-2/

Stephen Young and the Union – Gig

20:00, Fri 24 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Folk-Rock 5-piece Stephen Young & The Union are performing in Sweeney’s.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 24 Oct

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s line-up is:

Wilbury, Sue Callaghan, Boxhed, Dermot Reynolds, Anthony Roe, Benny Volance

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/the-brady-s-sessions-oct-24th/1001199031940910319322809

We Went Down // Knoxville Morning – Gigs

21:00, Fri 24 Oct

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

We Went Down And Knoxville Morning are performing on Friday and this is also the Fancy Dress Halloween Party Night at Mother Reilly’s, so make sure you dress up.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Fri 24 Oct

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Left, Right & Centre will perform their Blues & Soul in Arthur’s Pub and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Fri 24 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Guilty Party are back in Whelan’s with a free gig on Friday.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party-2/

Go Swim // Galants – Gig

22:30, Fri 24 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Go Swim and Galans will both be playing in the Night Howl slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 OR if you sing-up for the guest list via the site below.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/night-howl-w-go-swim-galants/

Saturday 25 Oct

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Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Oct

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 25 Oct

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Oct

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 25 Oct

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Oct

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Bram Stoker Festival

10:00, Sat 25 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival took the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration for a whole range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to small performances in unusual spaces, along with a whole range of film and literary events.

The full schedule of events is here: www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/

There is a huge amount of events and as much as possible, I have listed the free events in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Many free events required pre-booking and are full, but there are still a few events for you to go without any tickets.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Oct

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Oct

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mrs Doubtfayre – Craft Market

10:00 – 22:00, Sat 25 Oct

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Mrs Doubtfayre is a stage show and a craft market. The stage show/musical is not free (EUR 12.50 or via some deals websites EUR 6), but admission to the craft fair is free.

www.facebook.com/DoubtfayreRDS

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Oct

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 25 Oct

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.

www.templebar.ie

Unravel – Knitting and Felt Making in Temple Bar

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 25 Oct

Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“New in the Old City” is series of mini festivals in Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar and “Unravel” celebrates the start of the colder months with all things felt, yarn and woolly.

On Sat+Sun come to see craft installations and take part in felting and knitting workshops, or see how the professionals do it. There will be handcrafted and designer fashion available from the Cow’s Lane and West Essex Street makers and retailers.

Viruses, for example, is a special installation of felted sculptures inspired by the microscopic shapes and vibrant colours of common viruses. They are created by felt-maker and designer Niki Collier of Cow’s Lane Designer Studio.

All open-air workshops are next to the Gaiety School of Acting on Cow’s Lane. No registration is required but places at the workshops are limited (frist come, first served basis).

The programme schedule is outlined here:

Sat 25 Oct
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+ 10:00-11:30 Craft Bombing with artist Niamh Synott (decorate lamp-posts and trees with knitting and felt)
+ 11:00-17:00 Mini-weaving Loom & The Arty Weaver – Designer Mart
+ 11:30-12:15 A Good Yarn – Storytelling for children (3-7 years)
+ 13:00-16:00 Giant Felted Wall – Open-air workshop for children aged 4+
+ 13:00-16:00 Family Knitting Stall – Open-air knitting
+ 14:00-16:00 Learn to Knit with Dublin Knit Collective – Knitting class
Bring your own knitting needles (5.5-7mm) and some bright yarn that’s easy to see.

Sun 26 Oct
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+ 12:30-13:15 A Good Yarn – Storytelling for children (3-7 years)
+ 13:00-16:00 Felt your Foe or Fear – felting with maker and designer Niki Collier
(Make a piece of felt art from an old/orphan sock. For children aged 5 years and over. Bring a lonely or odd sock from home with you.)
+ 14:00-16:00 Learn to Knit with Dublin Knit Collective – Knitting class
Bring your own knitting needles (5.5-7mm) and some bright yarn that’s easy to see.

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/unravel

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 25 Oct

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Bruno Groening Healings – Lecture

11:00, Sat 25 Oct

Jury’s Inn Hotel, IFSC, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

As part of an interntaional series of lectures the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends will be informing about a special path to health and happiness at numerous events in Ireland as well. Bruno Groening was a German “Miracle healer” who was active in the 1940s and 1950s.

He believed that health was the natural state of all living things and told his followers that one can maintain health and heal from illness by absorption of a Divine life force that he called “Heilstrom” (“Healing Stream”).

Two doctors will talk at the events in Ireland about the healings based on the Groening teachings. Groening himself died in 1959 only 52 years young from stomach cancer.

If you are interested in these events, it might be advisable to spend some time on www.bruno-groening.org/english/default.htm so that you can find out if it is really for you. Admission to the talks is free, donations are appreciated.

In three locations this event takes place today:

Saturday 25 Oct, 11:00 Jurys Inn Hotel, Coustom House Quay, Dublin 1
Saturday 25 Oct, 15:00 Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 11
Saturday 25 Oct 19:00 Metro Hotel Dublin Airport, Sentry Cross, Ballymun Road, Dublin 9
Sunday 02 Nov 11:00 Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin
Sunday 02 Nov 17:00 Beacon Hotel,Sandyford, Dublin 11

Chris O’Dowd – Book Signing

11:00, Sat 25 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Chris O’Dowd and Nick V. Murphy will be signing their book “Moone Boy: The Blunder Years”.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Dublin Marathon Expo

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Main Hall of the RDS in Ballsbridge is the location where each of the 13,000+ Dublin City Marathon participants has to collect his/her race number and race pack and in the same venue is a small expo where you can buy equipment (clothes and shoes) and food and other aids for Marathon participants.

Admission is free.

www.dublinmarathonexpo.com

Scary Skulls – Halloween Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 25 Oct

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Drop-in and meet zoologist Geraldine Breen at the Discovery Zone and get up close to some of the largest teeth and scariest skulls in the animal kingdom. Age 7+. No booking required. Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4475

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Oct

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Kevin Bridges – Book Signing

11:30, Sat 25 Oct

Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin

Kevin Bridges will be signing copies of his book “We Need to Talk About…”

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/kevin-bridges-we-need-to-talk-about-eason-dundrum-book-signing-2/?instance_id=2950

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 25 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Valhallaween: Viking Shadow Puppets

11:30 – 15:00, Sat 25 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Explore the exciting sagas, legends and beliefs of the Vikings through shadow puppetry with artist Roisin Coyle. For Ages 8+. The event takes place at 11:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:00 in the Learning Resource Room on the first floor.

Admission is free, but places are limited book via 01 648 6332

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4477

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Brian O’Driscoll – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 25 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Brian O’Driscoll will be signing copies of his autobiography ‘The Test’ in Eason O’Connell Street.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/brian-odriscoll-the-test-eason-oconnell-st-book-signing/?instance_id=5211

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Oct

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Scary Saturday

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 25 Oct

Blackrock (various locations)

Come to Blackrock for “Scary Saturday”, a Halloween-themed family fun day.

Organised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Blackrock’s retailers, this free event will see a wide range of activities taking place in the Blackrock Shopping Centre, the Frascatti Shopping Centre and on Blackrock Main Street.

There will be a fancy dress contest for kids, a special haunted tent , face painting for kids and special effects makeup for older kids.

www.dlrevents.ie/scarysat.html

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 25 Oct

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 25 Oct

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Goths vs Zombie Dance-off

14:00, Sat 25 Oct

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Dress up in your finest bloody threads and choose to dance with the goths or walk among the dead. Join hundreds of participants who have transformed into Goths and Zombies for a thrilling walk through the city. Working with choreographer Megan Kennedy from junk ensemble this will be a dance off unlike anything seen before – arms and legs may go flying as Zombies face off the Goths.

The two areas were they assemble are Grafton Street and Georges Street. I wonder where the clash will happen. Maybe near the Gaiety Theatre? (This is just a guess!!)

www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/

Elephant Month Family Talk- Elephacts

14:30 – 15:30, Sat 25 Oct

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

To celebrate Dublin Elephant Month join zoologist Catherine McGuinness to learn more about elephants, including how they are linked to the legend of the cyclops. For Age 6+.

Admission is free, but places limited. Book via 01 648 6307

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4476

Chris O’Dowd – Book Signing

15:00, Sat 25 Oct

Eason, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Chris O’Dowd and Nick V. Murphy will be signing their book “Moone Boy: The Blunder Years”.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/chris-odowd-nick-v-murphy-moone-boy-the-blunder-years-eason-blanchardstown-book-signing/?instance_id=7645

Contact Improv Workshop

15:00 – 18:00, Sat 25 Oct

Dance House, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

A Contact Improv Workshop with Tom Pritchard will take place and will be followed by a jam in the evening. Admission is free and all levels are welcome.

The Wisdom to Survive – Progressive Film Club Screening

15:00, Sat 25 Oct

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club screen “The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community” on Saturday the club’s “Green Day”. It begins with the “The Last Ice Merchant” at 15:00, followed by the main feature at 15:30.

“THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action? The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of society, and the lives of billions of people.”

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Spanish Songs, Drama and Poetry – Performance

18:30, Sat 25 Oct

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The Spanish National Classical Theatre Company (Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico) presents a performance by three of its actors, accompanied by a musician. The show will include titles of the Spanish Golden Age such as La vida es sueño and El alcalde de Zalamea by Calderón de la Barca, as well as El perro del Hortelano, by Lope de Vega.

Admission is free, but booking is strongly advised via reservas.dublin@cervantes.es

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha97260_16_2.htm

Blood on the Streets: Performance Lecture

19:30, Sat 25 Oct

Butcher Barber, 11 Johnsons Court, Dublin 2

Sweeney Todd allegedly bled his victims to death before dumping them out of his barbers chair into the basement. But many barbers around that time were interested in blood letting to heal, not to kill. Blood on the Streets is series of public performance lectures that will all take place in the window of a babershop.

On Saturday “The Butcher Barbers” will host Jamie Lewis Hadley and Dr Natasha Malik as they expose the history of bloodletting as a medical practice, tracing its roots in ancient medicine, the rise of the barber-surgeon and our current understanding of this incredible substance. Through a combination of live text, projected images and re-enactment, the key figures, instruments and (often unbelievable) techniques will be explored.

Note: This peformance lecture involves one packet of blood being extracted from Jamie Lewis Hadley’s arm.

Admission is free and no booking required. During the event the audience will be outside on the street.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/10/bloodstreets

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 25 Oct

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

FOAD – Alternative Rock Gigs

20:00, Sat 25 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

FOAD will feature Alternative Rock Bands: The sons of Robert Mitchum, The Black Pits, Night Blind, Suzaku Avenue.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 25 Oct

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 25 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Vampirology – Romanian Cultural Days

20:00, Sat 25 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin conclude with an extravaganza of music, imagery and delicious food & drink sampling, featuring the diva of Balkan electro, DJ Nico de Transilvania. Admission is free.

www.icr-london.co.uk/article/romanian-cultural-days-in-dublin.html

Mid Term Break – Gig

20:30, Sat 25 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Mid Term Break are a new 6 piece band and they will play hits from 60s – 90s with particular focus on the 80s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/

D-Riculous All Stars – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Rock-Blues Cover band D-Riculous All Stars will play in Sweeney’s.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Evil Empire – Gig

21:00, Sat 25 Oct

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 5-piece band Evil Empire will play in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 25 Oct

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Higher Ground – Gig

22:00, Sat 25 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Higher Ground are performing at 22:00.

www.whelanslive.com/

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Check your clocks!!

08:00, Sun 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Check your clocks! Last night Summer Time ended, which means that the ckocl went BACK by one hour and it would mess up your events schedule today if you forgot.

If you have a smartphone, do NOT change the time on it! Smartphones and computers are summer time aware and do the change by themselves. If you also change the time when you go to bed you will have the wrong time in the morning. BUT in case your phone isn’t smart enough or forgot about the change, check against an old (non-smart clock) to see if all worked fine.

In the worst case ring yout neighbours door and tell him/her: I don’t need any sugar, but I need your time! That could have interesting consequences. :-P

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Oct

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Bram Stoker Festival

10:00, Sun 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival took the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration for a whole range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to small performances in unusual spaces, along with a whole range of film and literary events.

The full schedule of events is here: www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/

There is a huge amount of events and as much as possible, I have listed the free events in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Many free events required pre-booking and are full, but there are still a few events for you to go without any tickets.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Oct

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Oct

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 26 Oct

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Oct

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Oct

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Dublin Marathon Expo

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Main Hall of the RDS in Ballsbridge is the location where each of the 13,000+ Dublin City Marathon participants has to collect his/her race number and race pack and in the same venue is a small expo where you can buy equipment (clothes and shoes) and food and other aids for Marathon participants.

Admission is free.

www.dublinmarathonexpo.com

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Oct

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 26 Oct

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Oct

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 26 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Oct

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Blood – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

BLOOD is the title of the new Science Gallery exhibition that will run from 24 Oct – 25 Jan.

25 exhibits explore the symbolic, scientific and strange nature of blood and there are certainly some “out there” contributions. For example the video and relics from a bio-art performance where an artist had a blood transfusion form a horse. Or a spoof brand that uses bloodstain-formed fashion accessories addressing the stigma about men strual blood.

But there are quirky things as well, like the Jukebox that will guess your age by taking your pulse rate and playing a song from your teenage years. And there are some practical aspects: You can take a test that will determine your blood type and you can find out what happens to to donated blood in Ireland.

An interesting exhibition, but different than what you have seen before in the Science Gallery and that is reflected by the recommendation that the exhibition is only suitable for over 15 year olds.

If you are ok with the focus on this red substance that makes some of us a bit queasy when we think about it, you should definitely go to the exhibition (and bring an open mind ;-) ). But if blood makes your knees wobbly, then it might not be for you.

Admission to the exhibition is free

dublin.sciencegallery.com/blood

Gothic Market Fair

12:00 – 23:00, Sun 26 Oct

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The monthly Smithfield Market in the Generator Hostel is making use of Halloween. More than 35 market stalls will sell their wares and there might be a bit of a Halloween atmosphere around.

Live music from 12:00 and film screenings will also be provided in the hostel…including the screening of the Man Utd v Chelsea football game live at 16:00. Will that be spoooky as well? Psycho will be on the screen from 20:00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Smithfield-Market-Fair/717370318301878

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Oct

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Oct

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 26 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature the Dublin Song Series 2014-1 with Sarah Shine, soprano, Sean Boylan, baritone and Dearbhla Collins, piano. They are performing Berg: Seven Early Songs and Finzi “Let us Garlands Bring”.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1200-sundaysnoon-dublin-song-series-2014-1

Unravel – Knitting and Felt Making in Temple Bar

12:30 – 16:00, Sun 26 Oct

Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“New in the Old City” is series of mini festivals in Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar and “Unravel” celebrates the start of the colder months with all things felt, yarn and woolly.

On Sat+Sun come to see craft installations and take part in felting and knitting workshops, or see how the professionals do it. There will be handcrafted and designer fashion available from the Cow’s Lane and West Essex Street makers and retailers.

Viruses, for example, is a special installation of felted sculptures inspired by the microscopic shapes and vibrant colours of common viruses. They are created by felt-maker and designer Niki Collier of Cow’s Lane Designer Studio.

All open-air workshops are next to the Gaiety School of Acting on Cow’s Lane. No registration is required but places at the workshops are limited (frist come, first served basis).

The programme schedule is outlined here:

Sun 26 Oct
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+ 12:30-13:15 A Good Yarn – Storytelling for children (3-7 years)
+ 13:00-16:00 Felt your Foe or Fear – felting with maker and designer Niki Collier
(Make a piece of felt art from an old/orphan sock. For children aged 5 years and over. Bring a lonely or odd sock from home with you.)
+ 14:00-16:00 Learn to Knit with Dublin Knit Collective – Knitting class
Bring your own knitting needles (5.5-7mm) and some bright yarn that’s easy to see.

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/unravel

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

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Creepy Creatures – Halloween Tours

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 26 Oct

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Meet a zoologist and learn about all the animals hiding – from bats to creepy crawlies – in the Dead Zoo this Halloween. For Age 7+.

Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited to 20 (first come first served basis)

The event takes place at 14:15 and at 15:30.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4480

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 26 Oct

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 26 Oct

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Valhallaween: Rust in Peace

14:30 – 15:30, Sun 26 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Viking Oval Brooches were a common find in many Viking burial sites across Dublin. Drop in to find out why the Vikings were buried with their favourite belongings and make your own Viking brooch to take home.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4479

Halloween Pumpkin Carving – Phoenix Park Visitor Centre Talks

15:00, Sun 26 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

“Halloween Pumpkin Carving” is the next Phoenix Park Visitor Centre Talk. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,32060,en.html

Housing Co-ops: How to set one up – Talk

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 26 Oct

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Co-operative housing could offer a way out of the precarious rental market and the trap of long-term mortgage debt, according to Donal O’Driscoll, a member of UK-based co-op network Radical Routes, who will explain how to set such a housing co-op up at this event.

“The model of co-operative housing is well-established in the UK where legal recognition and corporation tax exemptions make the process of setting up a co-op relatively straightforward,” says Donal.

The Radical Routes network has over 35 member co-ops throughout the UK which are residential projects of all shapes and sizes as well as a number of workers co-operatives.

Admission seems to be free.

www.indymedia.ie/article/105071

Panti Bliss – Book Signing

15:00, Sun 26 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Panti Bliss will be signing copies of her new book “A Woman in the Making” in Dubray Books.

“‘A Woman is the Making’ is the story of Rory O’Neill’s journey from small town Ireland to becoming Panti Bliss – the voice of a brave new nation, embracing diversity, all the colours of the rainbow, and most of all, a glamorous attitude.”

www.dubraybooks.ie

Samhain 2014 – Marlay Park

15:30 – 19:30, Sun 26 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The yearly Samhain Haunted Forest Walk is coming back to Marlay Park.

“This year’s Samhain will feature a longer route of spook than ever before with more scare footage of chills, freaks and frights than you can shake a broom at. The forest at Marlay Park will be alive, for one night only with freaky fog, ghastly spiders, all seeing eyeballs, spine chilling skeletons, menacing witches and wizards and rotten pirates.
Festoon lighting, sound effects and smoke will all add to the scare factor with the haunted forest open 20:30. The haunted forest is not for the faint hearted or easily freaked! The walk is approx 1.7km long on a path suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.”

(There will be no fireworks!)

The Haunted Woods will be open between 15:30 and 20:30. Admission is free, but ONLY if you have a wristband, Wrsitbands are not available on the day of the event, instead that have to be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Saturday 25 October from 11:00. And when they are gone, they are gone. (Limited to six per family.)

Entry times to queue for the Haunted Walk will be printed on the wristband and are before 16:00, 16:30, 17:30 , 18:30 and after 19:30.

The website below gives details about how to get there. Check it out because parking is very limited at Marlay Park.

www.dlrevents.ie/samhain14.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 26 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Goth Karaoke

16:00 – 17:30, Sun 26 Oct

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Goth Karaoke is part of the Bram Stoker Festival and will be on Meeting House Square. Claire Biddles from Glasgow has replaced all the usual songs on the karaoke machine with the classics from The Cure, Nick Cave, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division and plenty more. Perform live on stage or just watch others sing along to the tunes.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

Camembert Quartet – House Dublin

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 26 Oct

House Dublin, 27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

House Dublin is a restaurant and bar in Leeson Street. On Sundays the Camembert Quartet is playing in their Green House from 17:00-19:00. Admission is free.

housedublin.ie/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 26 Oct

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 26 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Sunday Roast

19:00, Sun 26 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

In short: The Magpies, TouchWood, TabloidTv, No Longer Player (Solo), Fast Son (Solo).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Trinity Latino Party

19:00, Sun 26 Oct

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This weekly Latin Music event will take place every Sunday. You will be able to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and reggeaton. Live music, food tasting and free admission, what more could you want?

www.facebook.com/TrinityLatino

Workman’s Bank Holiday Sunday Party

20:00, Sun 26 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The guys at the Workman’s Club know how to celebrate bank holidays. A free night of gigs and entertainment will take place again with live music from: Tara, Segrasso, Sissy and The Revellions.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/bank-holiday-sunday/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 26 Oct

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 26 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

20:30, Sun 26 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-14/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 26 Oct

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 23:00, Sun 26 Oct

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 26 Oct

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 26 Oct

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 26 Oct

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 27 Oct

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Dublin City Marathon

08:50, Mon 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is not a free event and if you hadn’t planned to run 42 km, now would be a little late to opt for it anyway, but it is a BIG event in Dublin and many people take part by supporting the runners from the side of the street.

Around 13,000 people take part and the first wave of runners starts at 09:00, but the Wheelchair users are already at 08:50 on their way. And then it takes the fastest runners just about 2 hours and 20 minutes (Wheelchairs: 2hrs 30 min) to get from start to finish. The slowest walkers will be 7.5 (!!) hours on the course.

The start is at Fitzwilliam Square and the finish at Merrion Square and you can check the complete route and the times here. I remember that the race course was – at least for the last few kilometres – quite different in previous years, so check the map to find out where you should support the runners/walkers.

Due to the Marathon, quite a number of streets are closed and getting into and out of Dublin City is not completely trivial. Information about street closures is on the AA Ireland website.

dublinmarathon.ie/

Bank Holiday Monday

09:00, Mon 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Oktober Bank Holiday Monday is the last holiday before Christmas, so make good use of it. You can expect that nearly all (larger) shops in the City Centre are open.

Buses, Dart and Luas (?) are on weekend schedules and Pay&Display Parking is free on that day.

Bram Stoker Festival

10:00, Mon 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival took the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration for a whole range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to small performances in unusual spaces, along with a whole range of film and literary events.

The full schedule of events is here: www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/

There is a huge amount of events and as much as possible, I have listed the free events in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Many free events required pre-booking and are full, but there are still a few events for you to go without any tickets.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/

Children’s Free Willow Workshop

11:00 – 12:30, Mon 27 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A cHildren’s Willow Workshop is taking place and is suitable for kids from 7-12 years of age (must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is required via 01-6770095.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,32292,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 27 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 27 Oct

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

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Pumpkin Carving Competition

16:00 – 20:00, Mon 27 Oct

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse invites you to a free Pumpkin Carving Competition. I am not sure if there are priyes, but your Pumpkin will be compared so it IS a competiton. :-) Pumpkins are provided from 27-31 October every day from 16:00-20:00, you just need to do the carving.

www.facebook.com/events/670070573100933/

Macnas – Halloween Parades

17:00, Mon 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

“Macnas take to the streets of Dublin as mercurial tailors with a glee for stitching laughter to darkness, summoning monsters and marvels from drains, lanes and street corners. Creatures , characters, contortions dissolve and are remade and revealed.

Macnas populate this journey with mischief, active imagination, baptism and burial. These new priests and madmen whistle and unleash from the shadows, a haunted air heralding in the slumbering descent of countless agitations on high as they close the night upon the city like a trap door.”

The three routes of the parade are:

1. City Hall towards Capel Street, left at Nealon’s Pub towards Arran Street East and then Mary Street
2. Essex Street, through Temple Bar and Temple Bar Square, then crossing the Milennium Bridge
3. Moore Street, Henry Street, Wolfe Tone Square

A map is on the website below and you will see that it all leads to Wolfetone Square!

Admission to this street spectacle is free.

www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/the-summoning/

Arts + Cocktails – Talk

19:00, Mon 27 Oct

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Liquor Rooms are inviting to an Arts+Cocktails talk on Monday as the start to their multi-disciplinary series of talks. The three speakers are:

+ Declan Byrne, President of the Bartenders Association of Ireland: “Photography Through the Eyes of a Bartender”
+ Oisin Davis, Champion Mixologist: “Cocktails and Cinema”
+ Alan Kavanagh, Industry Expert: “The Ups and Downs of the Cocktail Umbrella”

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1550692705149294

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 27 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 27 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 27 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Oct

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 27 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 27 Oct

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 27 Oct

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

The Pyro Blues Executive – Gig

21:00, Mon 27 Oct

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Pyro Blues Executive play in the Leeson Lounge every Monday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

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Architecture for Children (12+)

11:00 – 16:00, Tue 28 Oct

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

A Diary of Dublin City Library is a pilot programme that will support children to develop their understanding of architecture and its effect and importance to all of us. Suitable for Ages 12+

Working with architect Emmett Scanlon and artist Aoife Giles over three hours and using a variety of creative methodologies, the children will be encouraged to explore architecture through touch, smell, sound and taste as well of course, as sight

The programme runs twice on Tuesday: 11:00-13:00 + 14:00-16:00

For details and a registration form, ring the library at 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/diary-dublin-city-library

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 28 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Songs and Poetry from the Great War

13:10, Tue 28 Oct

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin City Hall Lecture Lunch Time Series about “Dublin and the Great War” closes with another event. This time it is not a lecture but poetry and songs:

“The saddest songs, those heartfelt rhymes: Songs and Poetry from the Great War” with Francis Devine and Friends, Tom Burke and Alastair Smeaton.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/dublin-city-hall-lecture

Pumpkin Carving Competition

16:00 – 20:00, Tue 28 Oct

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse invites you to a free Pumpkin Carving Competition. I am not sure if there are priyes, but your Pumpkin will be compared so it IS a competiton. :-) Pumpkins are provided from 27-31 October every day from 16:00-20:00, you just need to do the carving.

www.facebook.com/events/670070573100933/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 28 Oct

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 28 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 28 Oct

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 28 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

The Imps present Grimprov – Improv Comedy

20:30, Tue 28 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Imps are a mixed group of young and old experienced performers and here they take on the newest group to hit Dublin in a no holds barred Deathmatch. The teams will take it in turns to play games, the winner being determined by you the audience.

Improvised comedy is totally driven by Audience suggestion and participation but you won’t get picked on! Just bring yourselve and your suggestions to take part in a fun evening of improvised mayhem.

Admission is free and donations are very welcome.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-imps-present-grimprov/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 28 Oct

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Every Tuesday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 28 Oct

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 28 Oct

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 14+28 October, 11+25 November and 09+23 December. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 28 Oct

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

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Phoenix Park Wednesday Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 29 Oct

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Wednesday Walks will take place in and around Phoenix Park from every Wednesday from June to December. Weather permitting, walkers will meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (VC) or Farmleigh House (F) at 11:00. Each walk takes about 90 minutes.

Please check the website below for updates or ring the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01 677 0095) or Farmleigh House (01 815 5914) for further information. Admission is free,

The upcoming walks are:
08 Oct: Guided Tour of Arbour Hill Cemetery (A)
05 Nov: Gate Lodges of Phoenix Park from Ashtown Castle to Castleknock (VC)
03 Dec: Monuments of Phoenix Park (VC)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,31298,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 29 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 29 Oct

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Mapping City, Town and Country – Lecture

13:00, Wed 29 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The RIA Library’s exhibition (2 July – 30 Jan) is “Mapping city, town and country since 1824: the Ordnance Survey in Ireland”. In connection with this exhibition, there will be series of lunchtime lectures covering all aspects of the OS project. Admission is free and booking is not required.

The next lecture is:

Prof. Michael Herity, MRIA: “John O’Donovan’s work for the Ordnance Survey”

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Mapping-City–Town-and-Country-Lecture-Series-%285%29

Abbeydale Singers from Sheffield – Luchtime Recital

13:15, Wed 29 Oct

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Abbeydale Singers from Sheffield will present a varied programme of music by Tallis, Byrd, Bruckner and Duruflé to a new setting of Yeat’s ‘The Cloths of Heaven’. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Nino Manfredi – A tribute to the Italian actor & director

13:15, Wed 29 Oct

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

As a tribute to the Italian actor and director Nino Manfredi, his films will be shown at 13:15 and 18:30 on Thursdays between 02 Oct and 04 Dec. The next screening is on Thursday: “Operazione San Gennaro” by Dino Risi (1966). (In Italian with English subtitles.)

Admission is free.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=589&citta=Dublino

Patema Inverted – Film Screening

14:00, Wed 29 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Patema Inverted is a 2013 Japanese anime fantasy film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura. The film will be screened in the Cheaster Beatty Library in the English version. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Valhallaween: Meet Ragnar the Viking

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 29 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Over 1,000 years ago, when Ireland was old and Dublin was young, there was a combmaker. His name was Ragnar Olafson. He was born in the year 950AD, a third generation Dublin Viking. Join him to hear stories of Viking Dublin and his brave Scandanavian ancestors. For Age 7+

Admission is free, but places are limited. Book via 01 648 6332.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4482

Great War Veterans and the Irish Republican Army – History Talk

16:00, Wed 29 Oct

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“‘It’s up to you now to fight for your own country’: the recruitment of Ireland’s Great War veterans into the Irish Republican Army and the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1919-21″ with Dr Steven O’Connor, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, TCD is the next talk in the seminar series of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Pumpkin Carving Competition

16:00 – 20:00, Wed 29 Oct

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse invites you to a free Pumpkin Carving Competition. I am not sure if there are priyes, but your Pumpkin will be compared so it IS a competiton. :-) Pumpkins are provided from 27-31 October every day from 16:00-20:00, you just need to do the carving.

www.facebook.com/events/670070573100933/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 29 Oct

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Antarctica Then and Now: The Legacy of Shackleton

18:00, Wed 29 Oct

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Antarctica Then and Now: The Legacy of Shackleton” by Prof. Rorke Bryanne is the next talk in the RDS library series of talks.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103709

Singing and Commenting the Zarzuela – Concert

18:30, Wed 29 Oct

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

Introduced by anecdotes and explanations about the Spanish Lyrical Genre, this recital presents the Zarzuela, music that told and sang the Spanish culture in the 19th and 20th century. Tenor Enrique Viana and pianist Miguel Huertas will perform.

Admission is free, but booking is strongly advised via reservas.dublin@cervantes.es

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha93230_16_2.htm

Voices from Mountjoy Prison’s Unmarked Graves – Talk

18:30, Wed 29 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The public lecture “Voices from Mountjoy Prison’s Unmarked Graves” by historian Tim Carey, author of “Mountjoy, The Story of a Prison”, “Croke Park: A History” and his latest publication “Hanged for Murder: Irish State Executions”.

Behind the walls of Mounjoy prison lie the remains of 29 people executed by the State for murder between 1923 and 1954. The stories behind the convictions and the executions of these 28 men and 1 woman look at their personal lives and give an insight into what drove them to commit the crimes.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Bopa Recordings: Phazam Haze // Vernon Jane – Gigs

20:00, Wed 29 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Boka Recordings will feature Phazam Haze and Vernon Jane on Wednesday. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

20:00, Wed 29 Oct

Whiskey Fair, 88 Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The arts variety show, Endless Rain features a mix of poetry, prose and comedy from upcoming and established Irish talent.

And this is how Colm Kearns, the organiser of this event, describes it: “Given that Halloween is on the horizon, expect scares a plenty! We’ll be foretelling the grisly deaths of our errant audience members. This month will also feature deranged storyteller, Boris Belony (author of Transmorphosis and Other Short Story); Stephen Hill (The Runt) disturbing the audience with his weird tales; and the ample comic talents of reigning Endless Rain champion, James Moran. Also, all attendees are welcome to try their luck at ‘The Pun-ger Games,’ our open invitation pun contest!”

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/endlessraindl

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 29 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Oct

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 29 Oct

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 29 Oct

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 29 Oct

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Every Wednesday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 29 Oct

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

Thursday 30 Oct

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 30 Oct

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 30 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

On Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 30 Oct

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 30 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ireland: The Party is over – Lunchtime Lecture

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 30 Oct

14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Prof James Wickham will talk about “After the Party’s Over: Ireland’s employment model and the surprising survival of the welfare state” at this lunchtime seminar.

You are invited to bring your lunch to the lecture and eat during the seminar.

RSVP to Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or by email to sbyrne@tasc.ie if you wish to attend.

www.tasc.ie/events/

Indian Music – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Thu 30 Oct

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

An Indian Music Concerts with Debajyoti Sanyal, tabla, Philip Horan, bansuri and Sudipto Das, vocal will take place.

Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Mid term Family Workshop: City Makers

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 30 Oct

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Imagine if you could make a real city, or change the one you live in – what kind of city would you make? Explore the cityscape around Collins Barracks in this workshop for families with children (6-12 years) with architect and educator Orla Murphy, then create your own wonderful city plan.

Booking required via 01-6777444, admission is free and materials are provided.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4484

Valahallaween: Viking Raven Masks

14:00 – 15:00, Thu 30 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring back information for the Viking god Odin. Come to discover more about the beliefs of the Vikings and their celebrations at this time of year and make your own spooky raven mask to take home. Halloween costumes welcome.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4485

Valhallaween – Viking Nightmares

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 30 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

How do you secure the favour of the Pagan Gods? What is life like for a sea-faring warrior? What was the most horrible thing the Vikings ate? Meet Viking characters from Montague Heritage Services who will talk you through the various aspects of life in Viking Age Dublin. Meet a coin-striking Silversmith, a fearsome Warrior and a hardworking Viking Housewife.

Admission is free and booking not required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4483

Pumpkin Carving Competition

16:00 – 20:00, Thu 30 Oct

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse invites you to a free Pumpkin Carving Competition. I am not sure if there are priyes, but your Pumpkin will be compared so it IS a competiton. :-) Pumpkins are provided from 27-31 October every day from 16:00-20:00, you just need to do the carving.

www.facebook.com/events/670070573100933/

Halloween Film Screenings – Wolfe Tone Square

18:00, Thu 30 Oct

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

On teh evening before Halloween, two films will be screened on Wolfe Tone Square. Dublin City invites to the screenings

+ The Hotel Transylvania at 18:00
+ The Wolf Man at 20:00

Admission is free and no booking required (I assume first come first served.)

www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/halloween-film-screenings-wolfe-tone-square/

Portrait of Dublin’s Famous Characters – Book Launch

18:00, Thu 30 Oct

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

New Island launch a new book “D’You Remember Yer Man? A Portrait of Dublin’s Famous Characters” by Bobby Aherne with illustrations by Ruan van Vliet in the Pearse Street Library on Thursday. Guest Speaker is Tom Rowley of storymap.ie

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-2784225

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/dyou-remember-yer-man

Spanish Film Screening: Hector

18:00, Thu 30 Oct

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

The film “Hector” (2004) will be screened in the new film series “Feminine Space”. Admission is free. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha95061_16_2.htm

Ten years of Polish post-accession migration – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 30 Oct

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Forum Polonia invites you to the public lecture by Dr Antje Roeder “Thank you Ireland – Ten years of Polish post-accession migration”.

This public lecture is part of a series of events organised to celebrate ten years since Polish EU accession. It will give an overview of research on migration from Poland since its accession to the European Union in 2004 and outline current trends and likely future developments. Ireland was one of the main receiving countries of post-accession migration and is now home to a large community of Poles.

Admission is free, but registration is required via the website below.

www.tcd.ie/iiis/events/publiclecture-ThankyouIreland.php

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 30 Oct

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Rua Red Open Mic Night

19:00, Thu 30 Oct

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Comedians, poets, musicians and even choirs can come to this Open Mic night and perform. If you fancy getting involved email us at info@ruared.ie or call 01 4515860

Admission is free.

www.ruared.ie/OpenMicNights.html

Pulsars and tests of Einsteins General Relativity – Lecture

19:30, Thu 30 Oct

MacNeill Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (DBE, FRS, FRAS) will talk about “Pulsars and tests of Einsteins General Relativity”. The lecture is open to everyone and seems to be free. For more information contact stalker@maths.tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/31171.html

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 30 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 30 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 30 Oct

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

Featuring The Cabin Crew – Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (sax/clarinet) and Special Guests: Tom Horan (folk/country), Sue Callaghan (contemporary), and from Belfast – Janet Holmes & Colin Henry (folk/country).

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 30 Oct

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 30 Oct

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Friday 31 Oct

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 31 Oct

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 31 Oct

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Halloween Storytelling Session – Print Museum

11:30 – 12:30, Fri 31 Oct

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Come to the National Print Museum for a fun pumpkin inspired Halloween storytelling session. After the story, children will be invited to create their own paper pumpkins in a short guided activity. There will also be many self-guided Halloween arts and crafts to enjoy. Suitable for 3-7 year olds.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited and will be allocated on first come, first served basis….and you are asked to be there by 11:20 for a prompt start.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 31 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Pumpkin Carving Competition

16:00 – 20:00, Fri 31 Oct

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Beerhouse invites you to a free Pumpkin Carving Competition. I am not sure if there are priyes, but your Pumpkin will be compared so it IS a competiton. :-) Pumpkins are provided from 27-31 October every day from 16:00-20:00, you just need to do the carving.

www.facebook.com/events/670070573100933/

Otherworld Festival – Ballymun

17:00, Fri 31 Oct

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Otherworls Festival in Ballymun takes place again this year at Halloween. It starts with a Parade from Dane Road at 17:15 via Balbutcher Lane to the Ballymun Plaza where it will arrive at 18:00. At the Plaza there will be live music with Rachel McCormack and other performances. Check the Facebook Page for details.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/otherworldfestival

Finglas Fright Night

18:00 – 21:00, Fri 31 Oct

Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

The Finglas Halloween Festival will take place on Friday.

The festivities start with the Finglas Frightnight Parade. The parade will go from Finglas Celtic Football Club, Deanstown Avenue, via Deanstown Road, Ratoath Avenue, Abbottstown Raod and Abbottstown Avenue to Cardiffsbridge Road and will then go via Kildonan Road and Kildonan Avenue to the Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road.

Highlights during evening are Live Music, Ghost Train, Haunted Forest, Magic Show, Children’s Rollercoaster, Carousel, Tea Cups, Bouncy Castles and Fair ground games.

The main attraction is a spectacular fireworks display which will take place at the rear of Finglas Civic Centre.

Admission is free.

www.finglasfrightnight.com/

DEAD BEATS: Halloween and BLOOD – Science Gallery

19:00 – 22:00, Fri 31 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

A Science Gallery Halloween Party with live music by Ships and Little Xs for eyes, with a black pudding demo, performances, comedy and the brand new Science Gallery exhibition “Blood”. Admission is free, but booking is requried via Eventbrite on the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/10/deadbeatshalloweenandbloodsciencegallery

Halloween Lantern Parade

19:00, Fri 31 Oct

Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin

A spooky Halloween Lantern Parade for all kids will take place in Naul. Bring your lanterns and dress up. Admission is free.

www.seamusenniscentre.com/

High Society – Gig

19:00, Fri 31 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

High Society will play Jazz and Swing at this free gig.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night – Halloween Edition

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 31 Oct

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Names of contributors are taken from 19:00, so arrive early if you want to perform. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. BYOB

This month the theme is Halloween, so bring your ghostly stories, poems, prose or music.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

The Minimalists – Everything that retains – Talk

19:00, Fri 31 Oct

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have garnered an audience of more than 2 million readers at TheMinimalists.com, where they write about living a meaningful life with less stuff. They are the bestselling authors of five books and are coming to Dublin to promote their book, talk about their life with less and answer your questions.

I am definitely not a Minimalist, but I will go to that talk and hopefully I will learn something. :-)

Admission is free. Book via the Eventbrite site here.

theminimalists.com/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 31 Oct

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 31 Oct

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Friday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Fri 31 Oct

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night. If the weather is too poor it is not going ahead and that information will be on the website.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

The 68s – Gig

20:00, Fri 31 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Rhythm&Blues / Rock ‘n’ Roll 3-piece The 68s will be in Sweeney’s for a free gig.

The gig is announced for 20:00-03:00, but that is clearly not the case. Unfortunately Sweeney’s gig times seem to be always wrong. There is nothing wrong in enticing people to come to a pub a bit earlier, we all need to make money somehow. But maybe announcing a gig for 20:00-03:00 that possibly only takes place at midnight and lasts for 1.5 hours or so, is stretching that understanding for the commercial needs a little.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Gypsy Rebel Rabble – Gig

20:30, Fri 31 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Popular Irish Folk Band Gypsy Rebel Rabble will play a free gig in Sweeney’s.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Electric Fridays – Open Mic

21:00, Fri 31 Oct

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“Electric Fridays with DUB” is a weekly gig/open mic night in the basement of The International Bar. Admission is free.

Musicians, artists, bands who want to play a 25 min set should contact the organisers via the Facebook page below. A PA and some equipment is available.

www.facebook.com/dubgoeselectric

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 31 Oct

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 31 Oct

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Fri 31 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Guilty Party are back in Whelan’s with a free gig on Friday.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party-2/

Sosueme – Gig

22:00, Fri 31 Oct

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

60′s / Pop / Rock covers band Sosueme will play in Mother Reilly’s for the first time.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

12 October

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. In October there will be 2 walks on the same day. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Bram Stoker Festival 24-27 Oct

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Christmas Madness in October

It HAS to be done! I can not NOT mention the madness and oddness of Christmas Lights going up in Grafton Street on 21 October. Even I got used to seeing Advents Calenders, Lebkuchen (Ginger bread) and other unique Christmas food products well before Halloween, but hanging up the Christmas lights in Grafton Street before the end of October is just mad!

I’d suggest that we leave them hanging! Why would Dublin City [or is it Dublin Town (the business association in the Inner City, including Grafton Street)? ] waste the money it costs to take the lights down in January? For these remaining 10 months we could leave the lights hanging and, hey, maybe we should leave them switched on. Because the logic for already hanging them up and ALREADY switching them on on 13 November (MAD people!) should suggest that if we leave the lights all year around, this will increase the money people spend. Maybe they would buy Christmas presents then in March!?

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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