Dublin Event Guide 557: Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, Brocante Market, Library Health Talks, TCD 2nd Hand Book Sale

February 17th, 2018
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

No. 557 | 16 February 2018

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Hi all!

And here it is again! The newest version of the Dublin Event Guide for your enjoyment (I hope!). Next weekend I will be away, so if you have events I should include, please send them to me so that they are with me by Tuesday. Thanks! ;-)

I am soo grateful to the great people who helped again this week. The February bill is down to EUR 30, which is super good at this stage of the month. Thanks! Can we maybe reach that this week with your wonderful help, because then I won’t have to worry for a whole week! :-) If you can, it would be great if you could help. I am suggesting a very fair EUR 12 for the year, that’s just 23 cent per Dublin Event Guide Edition or less than 3 pints for the whole year! That’s not much if you think about how much value the Dublin Event Guide brings you every week! ;-) Higher and lower donations are also appreciated! Every Euro counts!

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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’s Feel Good Slot is from inspirational/motivational blogger Marelisa Fabrega (Daring to Live Fully):

“Anyone can be remarkable, if they have something truly remarkable to do. Set remarkable goals for yourself and get to work on achieving them. Then, watch in amazement as you become remarkable.” – Marelisa Fábrega

It’s not too difficult to be remarkable, give it a go! ;-)

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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.

This week Malachy B and Catherine O’S were so great to help with a donation! Thanks a lot!! You and all the other donors throughout the year are keeping the Dublin Event Guide alive! Without you, there would be no Dublin Event Guide!!

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EnergiaThe main sponsor is Energia and their support is hugely appreciated! Energia provides cost efficient electricity and gas to Irish homes and businesses. The company is committed to developing renewable energy sources in Ireland and over 25% of the country’s wind power is supplied through Energia. Energia‘s power plants in North Dublin are capable of providing enough energy to power 1.2 million homes.

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 guarantee 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 weekend there are a number of Chinese New Year Festival events, that you could go to!

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Competitions

Zero Waste Spring Clean Festival

Sun 25 Feb – 10:00-17:00
ABC Drumcondra, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9

The Zero Waste Spring Clean Festival will promote Zero Waste ideas, with info stands, a market, a swap shop, art exhibition, a recycling work shop, garden tour and community planting. All this is free. In addition there are some workshops and talks and the day ticket for this part of the event is EUR 10 per person.

You can book your pass here.

The organisers of the event have made two day passes for workshops and talks available for Dublin Event Guide Readers. If you want to win one of the two passes, enter the competition by sending an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com put ZEROWASTE in the subject line and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail Your mail has to be with me by Wednesday 21 February (13:00).

www.zerowastefestival.ie/

Lica B Browne’s Meditation Workout

28 February – 19:00-21:00
City Centre – TBA

Lica B Browne, Entrepreneur, Artist, Writer, DJ, Healer and Teacher, is running a Meditation Workout on Wednesday 28 February. Tickets to the event are EUR 15, but Lica is making 3 places available for Dublin Event Guide Readers and to win a place you have to go the order form on her page here and you have to put one place in the basket. Then you go to Checkout and enter the Coupon Code DEGLBBmed282 to enter the competition.

Lica sent me this description for the event:
Lica B Browne’s Meditation Workout. This is where we make you sweat like a honourable mindfulness learner.
+ No hiding behind closed doors.
+ Smack bang in the middle of life’s hustle and bustle.
+ No practice mysteries. We meditate, discuss, meditate and on we go.
The exact location will be shared with those sign up.

Creative Writing Classes – Taster Class

Tue 20 February – 18:30-19:30 and 19:45-20:45
Westin Hotel, Dublin 2

This is not a competition in the usual sense, but it is an offer of some free seats on a Creative Writing taster class and you have to enter to have a chance to get a place. All the details are in the Tuesday event section, just look for the start time of 18:30 and the title “Creative Writing Classes – Taster Class”.

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There are 772 Pubs in Dublin!

The “AIB Pub Outlook” report has found that there are 772 pubs in County Dublin (incl Dublin City) and that this means we have one pub for every 1,649 people in Dublin. Dublin is not the county with the largest number of pubs, that prize goes to Cork with 955. But keep in mind that Co. Cork is significantly bigger than Co. Dublin. The smallest number of heads per pub is in Co. Mayo with 323 people per pub. The largest number of heads per pub is Dublin as I explained above.

National Dairy Council is spreading nonsense

The National Dairy Council has accused “Social media channels” to confuse consumers about the health effects of dairy products and at the same time, they are doing their best to confuse consumers about almond milk, the biggest competitor to cow’s milk. It is nothing else than protecting their commercial interests, after all the National Dairy Council is just a milk producers’ organisation.

Blaming social media channels for a changed consumer behaviour is just nonsense, BUT the Dublin Event Guide is happy to confirm all the prejudices the National Dairy Council has. :-P So let’s finish with this:

Interestingly, a study shows that 41% of Irish women and 30% of men have realised that “baby calf growth juice” is not the best food for human beings and they are limiting or avoiding dairy. Watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=toZ7Mr-ClCE ;-)

Dublin Food Co-op Markets

The Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket Square has put a notice on their website that following an “incident” on 05 December, the structural integrity of part of the hall that was used for the markets every week and the cafe are not accessible anymore and it seems that means that the weekly markets (Pure Vintage Market, Rumble in the Jumble, Fusion Sunday Market and Dublin Flea Market) will be affected by this. The Flea Market will probably suffer the least because they always used the Green Door Market hall in addition to the Food Co-op hall, but the other markets will either not happen until further notice or will be severely curtailed due to lack of space.

I will keep you posted about the developments.

By buying through the ads in this Dublin Event Guide, you help the Dublin Event Guide! Thanks!

Dun Laoghaire: Winter of Heritage

The “Winter of Heritage”, “Spring into Heritage” and “Summer of Heritage” programes, are a series of free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. From 22 January until 18 February, there a free tours every day in some of the following venues: James Joyce Tower & Museum, Cabinteely House, Marlay House and The Oratory. In addition there will be four public lectures.

The programme is here events.dlrcoco.ie/event/winter-heritage-2018 and a downloadable PDF version can be found here events.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/WoH2018.pdf Admission is free to all tours and lectures.

Opportunities

The Energia Map of Free events in Ireland will be back in March.

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.

Humans of Dublin by Peter Varga

08 January – 31 March

dlr LexIcon Library, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

An exhibition of 60 photos by Peter Varga from his “Humans of Dublin” series will be on show in dlr LexIcon from 08 January – 31 March 2018.

“Peter Varga was working in a Dublin café when he decided to follow his passion and dedicate himself to photography. Inspired by the success of the Humans of New York project, he began to walk the streets of Dublin interviewing and photographing those he met along the way. What he uncovered were the powerful stories that hide in plain sight as we rush about our busy lives, too busy to notice. So began the social media phenomenon that is Humans of Dublin whose social media pages have over 175,000 followers. There are tales of inspiration and joy and those of heartbreak and loss, all of human life is present in this remarkable portrait of a diverse and vibrant city.”

La Danse contemporaine en questions

from 11 Jan

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Over the past three decades, the world of contemporary dance has evolved spectacularly in leaps and bounds through a multitude of different creative approaches to choreography. The Alliance Française Dublin in partnership with the Fondation Alliance Française will showcase in January and February an exploration of this universe of movement and its evolution in France since the 80s.
The exhibition was designed and coproduced by Centre National de la Danse and the Institut Français.

Admission is free. www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Hi! Fashion

01 Dec 2017-29 Apr 2018 (Open: Tue-Sun+Bank Holiday: 10:00-13:00+14:00-17:00)

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Hi! Fashion is an exhibition of garments from the collections of Issey Miyake, John Rocha, Noritaka Tatehana and Úna Burke.

Hi! Fashion presents womenswear garments and accessories, which explore visual correlations and contrasts between Japan and Ireland over the last 60 years.

Find more information on the website here: www.farmleigh.ie/hi-fashion-at-farmleigh-gallery/

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

December 2017-March 2018 (Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:15)

Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The extensive Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive is thge basis of this exhibition that explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. On panels the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life are described.

Find out the history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers and staff.

The exhibition is in the Vaults of Dublin City Hall and will run from December until March. It will be closed from 22 December until 03 January 2018.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/jacob%E2%80%99s

Saturday 17 Feb

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 17 Feb

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Sat 17 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 17 Feb

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

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 17 Feb

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.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
+ Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6
+ Corcagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 17 Feb

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 17 Feb

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 17 Feb

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

Chinese Food Tasting

10:00 – 19:00, Sat 17 Feb

Asia Market, 18 Drury Street, Dublin 2

The Asia Market in Drury Street invites to a Chinese Food “Extravaganza”, where there will be food tastings for visitors to the market.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3650

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Feb

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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

New Voices in Women’s History – Seminar

10:00 – 14:30, Sat 17 Feb

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

In 2018 it is 100 years since women in Ireland fought for and succeeded in being allowed to vote. ‘New Voices in Women’s History’ commemorates this event through a series of talks on Saturday about the suffragist movement and other related subject.

Find the full list of talks via the website below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/163931834253796/

Our Table Relaunch

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 17 Feb

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Our Table is a community-driven, non-profit project aiming to highlight the need to end Direct Provision in Ireland. The goal is to facilitate change through conversation over food.

A Relaunch event will take place on Saturday in Christ Church Cathedral and there will be free tea and coffee.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/184796548686431/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 17 Feb

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

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Sat 17 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition that you should definitely check out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sat 17 Feb

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 17 Feb

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/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is taking place again on Saturday. There will be with approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. This week’s market is called “The Shaw Art Market”, so there might be more art than the usual vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more, but the Facebook page is not very helpful, so you might have to check it out yourself.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1671400682882288/

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 17 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Feb

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/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:00, Sat 17 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required, but numbers are limited.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx#FebruaryAnchor

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 17 Feb

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/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

14:00, Sat 17 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Saturday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 14:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Sundays at 15:00

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 17 Feb

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/events/

Hill Street Family Resource Center: Chinese New Year Festival

14:00 – 19:00, Sat 17 Feb

Hill Street Family Resource Centre, 1 Hill St, Dublin 1

The Hill Street Family Resource Center will celebrate the Chinese New Year properly! With live music, dance, drama, tai chi, origami, couplet writing and shadow puppetry workshops. Enjoy live cookery demos, using traditional Chinese ingredients, plus a traditional umbrella dance and a play depicting the origins of the Chinese zodiac.

Children can join in the parade of zodiac animals led by lion dancers and the Hill Street Dragon.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3598

Ideas to change the world together – Talk

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 17 Feb

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

E-ducare helps children in Vietnam get an education and they are planning to expand to Ireland. On Saturday they will talk about their initiative and how you can help.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1644508028947798/

Martirio – Film Screening and Discussion

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 17 Feb

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The documentary Martírio, by filmmaker and indigenist Vincent Carelli tells the saga of the Guarani-Kayowaa indigenous people to retake their lands.

It is an invitation for us to become more aware of the harsh and violent reality of indigenous peoples in Brazil, from the resistance of the Guarani-Kayowa ethnic group against the powerful agribusiness apparatus.

Admission is free. The film screening will be followed by a discussion. The film will be screened with English subtitles.

www.facebook.com/events/2011871642414882/

Word Up Gala – Hip Hop, Spoken Word and more

14:00 – 01:00, Sat 17 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Word-Up Gala is a hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B and spoken word event on Saturday and Sunday in the Bernard Shaw.

The line-up on Saturday is JyellowL / Outsiders Ent / T.E.D. / Jayronic / Tommy G/ Kevi Knight / Dre$vp / Rogan / Suli / DJ R3D

The line-up this Sunday is Sequence / Jake Hurley Productions / King David / Why-Axis / VJ Jackson / Reuben James / Sick Nanley / RTL / YoMí / DJ D.O.G.

Spoken Word
Felispeaks / Sasha Louise Terfous / Dagogo Hart Dagogo / Brian MacMahon Gallagher / Beatrice Adomaityte

Admission is free and all details can be found on the website below.

thebernardshaw.com/word-gala-word-collective-feb-17th-18th/

Awesomeness Flashmob

15:00 – 18:00, Sat 17 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

An Awesomeness Flashmob was planned for the entrance of St. Stephen’s Green, but the organisers are now unavailable due to sickness. They are suggesting that the event will still go ahead, but if it will or not depends on the determination of the other participants. This means, this could be a non-event OR it could actually happen.

The idea is that the participants tell walkers-by in words and with placards that they are awesome to spread some positivity.

Harmless, but it can be effective. Participation and “watching them” is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1194364597364826/

Pride – Film Screening

16:00, Sat 17 Feb

Connolly Books, 43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Connolly Youth Movement is inviting to a film screening of “Pride”.

Based on a true story, this film depicts a group of le sbian and ga y activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984. The alliance was unlike any seen before and faced off against homophobia as well as thatcherite politics.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/368029120329284/

Lion and Unicorn Dance Performance

18:00 – 21:00, Sat 17 Feb

Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Dublin’s “China Town” is in Parnell Street and for this Chinese New Festival “Lion and Unicorn Dance Performances” will come to Parnell Street in Saturday evening.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3868

Metal 2 the Masses – Gig

19:00, Sat 17 Feb

Fibber Magee’s, 80 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Heat 3 of the Band competition “Metal 2 The Masses” will take place in Fibber’s.

Admission is free.

The line-up is Archaos, Arjuna’s Eye, Creep, Outbreak, Rifflifter.

www.facebook.com/events/134596240496023/

After the Ibis – Gig

21:00, Sat 17 Feb

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

“After the Ibis” will play a roots, reggae/ska gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/after-the-ibis2

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 17 Feb

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/specials/

Mazurka Klandestina – Dance

21:00, Sat 17 Feb

Irish Life Centre, Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Mazurka Klandestina is a dance event that will take place on Saturday at midnight in a whole range of countries across Europe.

Find more details on this Evewnt Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/143385666355834/

Uptown Top Raking – Reggae & Ska Night

21:30, Sat 17 Feb

Turk’s Head, 27 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

A weekly Reggae & Ska night with Rocksteady & Dancehall thrown in takes place every Saturday in Turk’s Head. DJs Del Bionic and Tommy Rash will entertain.

Admission is free.

Walk the Line – Johnny Cash Tribute Gig

21:30, Sat 17 Feb

Empire Swords, 72 Main Street Swords, Co. Dublin

The Johnny Cash Tribute Band “Walk the Line” will play a gig in the Empire in Swords and admission is free before 23:30

www.facebook.com/events/868209180018611/

McGowans Single Night

22:00, Sat 17 Feb

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

McGowans in Phibsborough run a monthly Singles Night. There will be music, games and ice breakers.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mcgowans-singles-night-valentines-weekender-tickets-42751259167?ref=devg

My Tribe Your Tribe / Cat Turner – Gig

22:30, Sat 17 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

My Tribe Your Tribe is an Irish Indie-Electro project of Laois-based musician George Mercer.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/my-tribe-your-tribe/

Attention Bebe – Gig

23:30, Sat 17 Feb

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

A looong time ago I was at an Attention Bebe gig and it was great. I am not sure how they will have developped, but I would expect that they got even better. Unfortunately their description of themselves on the website below must be from even before I heard them. :-O Twisted Pepper is gone for ages and Tripod is gone for what seems centuries!

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/attention-bebe/

Revolver – Gig

23:30, Sat 17 Feb

Porterhouse Temple Bar, 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

Revolver are playing a gig in the Porterhouse and admission is free.

www.theporterhouse.ie/bars-dublin-temple.php

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 18 Feb

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Sun 18 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Feb

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

Chinese Food Tasting

10:00 – 19:00, Sun 18 Feb

Asia Market, 18 Drury Street, Dublin 2

The Asia Market in Drury Street invites to a Chinese Food “Extravaganza”, where there will be food tastings for visitors to the market.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3650

Clongriffin Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Feb

Town Square, Clongriffin, Dublin 13

A weekly Farmer’s market and Food Market is taking place in Clongriffin every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/clongriffinmarket/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Feb

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 18 Feb

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/

Art, Bites, Crafts – Drumcondra Market

10:30 – 15:30, Sun 18 Feb

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is now the “Art, Bites, Crafts Drumcondra Market”. And as you guessed it, it is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. :-) There will also be some food and music.

The market is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-15:30.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/abcdrumcondramarket

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Feb

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

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/en/parks-outdoors/markets

Jazz + Bluegrass for Brunch on Sundays

11:00 – 16:30, Sun 18 Feb

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday from 11:00-14:00 and from 14:30-16:30 a Bluegrass Band is taking over. Unfortuantely they don’t specify who the bands are.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 18 Feb

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

Rumble in the Jumble – Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Feb

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

The third Sunday every month is the time for the Rumble in the Jumble Market, but unfortunately the Dublin Food Co-op is still largely closed. So this Sunday’s market only has the corridor of the Food Co-op and a Gazebo outside available. 12 stalls will be there and the cafe in the Food co-op is also closed.

This Sunday the Brocante Market also takes place in the Green Door Market Hall, so if you combine the two, it still could be worth a visit.

The Rumble in the Jumble Market is a flea market but it is completely unlcear what type of stalls will be there.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/finderskeepersireland/

Drop-in family session: Chinese New Year

11:30 – 13:30, Sun 18 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The “Drop-in family session: Chinese New Year” will celebrate the Chinese New Year with this art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. The workshop will be led by Chun Zhu Wang.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! The workshop is suitable for children of all ages.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/drop-family-session-chinese-new-year

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 18 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 18 Feb

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/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 18 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 18 Feb

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 be part of the Festival of Russian Culture 2018 with the following performers:

Lance Coburn piano, Eoin Flood guitar, Helene Hutchinson soprano, Anna Kiselyova piano, Owen Lorigan piano, Deirdre Moynihan soprano, Fionnuala Moynihan piano, Sylvia O’Brien soprano, Lynda O’Connor violin, Gerald Peregrine cello, Paul Roe clarinet, Hanna Shybayeva piano.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2033-sundaysnoon-festival-of-russian-culture-2018

Family Tour – National Gallery

12:30 – 13:15, Sun 18 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

This Family Tour is specially designed for children and their guardians, parents and carers to make the works on display in the National Gallery fun and engaging for kids.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/family-tour-20

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 18 Feb

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 18 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Let’s Dance – Chinese Square Dancing – Chinese New Year Festival

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

In the People’s Republic of China, square dancing or plaza dancing is an exercise routine performed regularly by millions of people better known as “dancing grannies”, in squares, plazas or parks of the nation’s cities.

Led by dance leaders and with techno pop or dreamy electro Chinese pop music, everyone in Dublin (all ages and abilities) is invited to join this Chinese square dancing event in Meeting House Square.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3609

Managing your Sleep – Talk

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 18 Feb

Brahma Kumaris Ireland, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Brahma Kumaris is inviting to a talk about “Managing your Sleep” with Rajiv Hajela.

Admission is free. More information can be found here.

www.facebook.com/brahmakumarisirish/

SoundTrack in TramCafe – Gig

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

TramCafe, Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The TramCafe and beatvyne are inviting to their SoundTrack Gig series every Sunday from 14:00-16:00.

The Facebook Page unfortunately doesn’t reveal who will perform this week.

Admission is free.

(beatvyne is a music marketplace and they are always looking for great musicians and venues: www.beatvyne.com)

www.facebook.com/events/162879427681011/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

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

There’s a Strong Wind in Beijing – Film Screening

14:00, Sun 18 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Chinese New Year Film Screening of “There’s a Strong Wind in Beijing (1999, 48min)” will take place on Sunday.

This cinéma vérité documentary offers a glimpse into the changing and unchanged life in China.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/1952-chinese-new-year-film-screening

Word Up Gala – Hip Hop, Spoken Word and more

14:00 – 00:00, Sun 18 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Word-Up Gala is a hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B and spoken word event on Saturday and Sunday in the Bernard Shaw.

The line-up on Saturday is JyellowL / Outsiders Ent / T.E.D. / Jayronic / Tommy G/ Kevi Knight / Dre$vp / Rogan / Suli / DJ R3D

The line-up this Sunday is Sequence / Jake Hurley Productions / King David / Why-Axis / VJ Jackson / Reuben James / Sick Nanley / RTL / YoMí / DJ D.O.G.

Spoken Word
Felispeaks / Sasha Louise Terfous / Dagogo Hart Dagogo / Brian MacMahon Gallagher / Beatrice Adomaityte

Admission is free and all details can be found on the website below.

thebernardshaw.com/word-gala-word-collective-feb-17th-18th/

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 18 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a free guided tour will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The tour starts at 15:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00 and one on Saturdays at 14:00

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Hands on Design: Elegance or functionality, display or camouflage?

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

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

“Hands on Design: Elegance or functionality, display or camouflage?” is a Drop-in activity for all ages.

Explore the design of military uniforms, headwear and other equipment Irish men and women used while preparing for or fighting in different conflicts. A chance to test designs of objects from the Museum’s collection for handling.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3559

Hugh Lane Gallery Tour with Russian Translation

15:00, Sun 18 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The celebrate the Festival of Russian Culture a Public Tour with Russian Translationwill take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1951-festival-of-russian-culture-public-tour-with-russian-translation

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 18 Feb

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Sunday Family Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 18 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Sunday Sketching for the whole family takes place every Sunday in the Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free.

Families are invited to explore and respond together the gallery’s collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or use the drawing materials provided.

Admission is free and no booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2019-sunday-sketching-field-of-colours

Unveiling a stained glass masterpiece – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 18 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

“Unveiling a stained glass masterpiece” with painting conservator Maria Canavan is a discussion of the conservation treatment of Harry Clarke’s stunning stained glass window “The Mother of Sorrows”.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/unveiling-stained-glass-masterpiece

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00 – 19:00, Sun 18 Feb

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the weekly Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub.

www.facebook.com/events/155175391807699/

Super Spongey Sundays at The Mezz – Gigs

16:00, Sun 18 Feb

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a freestyle improv jam hosted by New Secret Weapon’s Griff (David Griffin) in the Mezz. In the course of the afternoon, evening and night you will experience everything from Moody Blues to Math-Rock.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/559247501088713/

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 18 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Bowled Over Laughing – Bray Comedy Festival

18:00, Sun 18 Feb

Bray Bowl, Quinsborough Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Comedy Festival is taking place from 14-18 February. Most events are not free, but I found two free events on Sunday.

Bray Bowl will host “Bowled Over Laughing” a show with 8 comedians.

More details can be found on the website below.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/sun-18.html

The High Leeson – Bluegrass Gig

18:00, Sun 18 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The High Leeson is a Bluegrass band that plays every Sunday in the Leeson Longe.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 18 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 18 Feb

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Joanne McNally – Bray Comedy Festival

19:00, Sun 18 Feb

Dockyard No.8, Harbour Industrial Estate, Harbour Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A second free Bray Comedy Festival show on Sunday, takes place in Dockyard No. 8, next to the Harbour Bar. Joanne McNally will perform her new solo show ‘Wine Tamer’.

Admission is free.

www.braycomedyfest.ie/sun-18.html

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 18 Feb

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Pete Cummins – Gig

20:30, Sun 18 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play songs from his album “Crooked Highways”. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 18 Feb

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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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

Jamie Duff – Gig

21:00, Sun 18 Feb

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Jamie Duff will play Folk Rock

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/jamie-duff

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 18 Feb

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/

Monday 19 Feb

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Mon 19 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 19 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 19 Feb

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/

Munich Air Disaster 1958 – Talk

13:00, Mon 19 Feb

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

Sixty years ago, the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 claimed the lives of many of Manchester United’s famous Busby Babes. Among the dead was Cabra native Liam Whelan, who appeared for the United side that lined up against Shamrock Rovers in Dalymount Park and who had previously played for Home Farm in Dublin.

Donal Fallon, Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council will look at the career of Liam Whelan and the rise of the ‘Busby Babes’.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/liam-whelan

China in the Year of the Dog – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 19 Feb

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

“China in the Year of the Dog” is a public lecture of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Dog.

Dr Adrian Tien, Dr Isabella Jackson and Dr Heid Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding will talk:

+ Dogs are more than man’s best friend: the linguistic and cultural evidence (Adrian Tien)
+ Leaping Dog: Plans for a Great Leap in the Year of the Dog sixty years ago (Isabella Jackson)
+ Do Dogs have rights? Animal Rights Protection in China (Heid Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding).

Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3888

Healthy diet for maintaining Good Health – Talk

18:30, Mon 19 Feb

Ringsend Library, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 4

“We would all like to eat more healthily but what does a balanced diet actually consist of? With an introduction to the food pyramid, this talk looks at the correct amount of nutrients – protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6680063

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events-3

Monday at the Cinema: Le cose belle – Italian Movie

18:30, Mon 19 Feb

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

The next Monday at the Cinema film in the Italian Institute of Culture is “Le cose belle” from 2013.

It is a documentary shot over 13 years, recounting the hardship – and the beauty – of growing up in Southern Italy.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/02/lunedi-al-cinema-le-cose-belle.html

Song Cycle – Singer/Songwriter Showcase

20:00, Mon 19 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase in Wheelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 19 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

20:30, Mon 19 Feb

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

Every Monday 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

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 19 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 19 Feb

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 19 Feb

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

That’s It Recordings – Open Mic

22:00, Mon 19 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

That’s It Recordings is an open mic every Monday at Sin E. Just turn up and play. Sign up before 22:00 to ensure you get a slot. Bring a USB stick along and you will get a recording of your music to take home.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/

Tuesday 20 Feb

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RDS Economic Vision: Barry Kennedy – Talk

07:30 – 09:00, Tue 20 Feb

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Barry Kennedy, CEO, Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) to share his thoughts on the future of the manufacturing sector in Ireland. He will discuss the impact of robotics, artificial intelligence and the internet of things on a sector that currently employs over 200,000 people in Ireland.

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

www.rds.ie/Whats-On/Event/31965

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Tue 20 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 20 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 20 Feb

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!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Landscape with a Flight of Stairs – Art Pop-Up Talk

13:15 – 13:45, Tue 20 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The Pop-up Talk “Landscape with a Flight of Stairs”by Mags Harnett will be about Chaïm Soutine’s painting “Landscape with a Flight of Stairs”.

Admission is free. Meet in front of the painting in Rooms 1-5.

www.nationalgallery.ie/landscape-flight-stairs

LexiCon Maker Meetup: Facial Recognition with Raspberry Pi & Project Advice

18:00, Tue 20 Feb

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Maker Meetup group that is organised by Jake Byrne is coming together to look at Facial Recognition with Raspberry Pi and also to give advice on any of your projects.

Admission is free, registration is recommended via the link below.

www.meetup.com/lexicon-maker/events/247647268

Creative Writing Classes – Taster Class

18:30, Tue 20 Feb

Westin Hotel, 35-39 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

Yvonne Cullen is a talented and experienced creative writing teacher and a LOT of Dublin Event Guide readers took her classes and workshops and told me that it is a great experience and hugely helpful.

She holds writing classes and workshops for writers at all levels from complete beginner upwards and has been doing this for 25 years. Yvonne offers free taster Creative Writing classes a few times a year to readers of the Dublin Event Guide and her next Free Taster sessions will be Tuesday 18:30-19:30 and from 19:45-20:45.

If you would like to get a place on her next taster session, send an e-mail to Yvonne at yvonnesworkshops@gmail.com and tell her in one sentence why you’d like to attend. Yvonne will allocate places first come first served to up to 10 people and you’ll get a reply whether you are successful or not.

To mark 25 years of her leading writing classes, Yvonne is also offering discounts of between EUR 25 and 20% on fees on upcoming courses. Send an e-mail to the same e-mail address to get a discount.

For more information about Yvonne’s classes, follow her facebook page below. Her blog is at www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com

For more of Yvonne’s classes, follow her facebook page, Yvonne Cullen’s Writing Train and her blog www.yvonnecullen.wordpress.com.

www.facebook.com/pages/Yvonne-Cullens-Writing-Train/102278509826901

Reading Dante – in Italian

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 20 Feb

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

The reading of Dante in the Italian Institute of Culture continues with the part “Inferno: Guido da Montefeltro, Maestro Adamo (XXVII-XXXI)”.

Admission is free

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/01/reading-dante-at-the-iic_1.html

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 20 Feb

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

Camden Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 20 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Camden Comedy is a weekly comedy night on a Tuesday that I only found recently.

Every Tuesday they have a whole range of comedians and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/CamdenComedyDublin/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 20 Feb

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

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 20 Feb

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.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 20 Feb

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 20 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 20 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 20 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

Morrissey Afterparty

22:30, Tue 20 Feb

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

Morrissey will be in the 3Arena on Tuesday for a gig and while he will most likely ;-) not come to the Grand Social for this afterparty, all fans are invited to the free event from 22:30. It won’t be live music, but that won’t be a problem, I am sure.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/morrissey-afterparty/

Wednesday 21 Feb

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Wed 21 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Trinity College Second Hand Book Sale – Day 2

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 21 Feb

Trinity College, Dublin 2

The yearly TCD second hand book sale will take place this week. It starts on Tuesday at 12:00, but there is an admission charge of EUR 3 on that day. (A rare book acution will take place at 17:30.)

On Wednesday, though, admission is free from 10:00-18:00 and Thursday (10:00-14:00) it will also be free. Wednesday is called “Restocked Wednesday” and Thursday is called “Half Price Thursday”, so you can see what is happening. At 14:15 then on Thursday, a clearance auction of all remaining books table by table will finish the event. All books have to go!

The proceeds will be used to support the purchase of research material for the College libraries.

The sale will be in the Exam Hall at the Front Square.

www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D126678124

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 21 Feb

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

The Power of Positive Emotions – Talk

11:00, Wed 21 Feb

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

“This talk helps people to ‘grow the good’ in themselves by cultivating positive emotions which will ignite positive action, wellbeing and change. Sarah Murphy of Fired From Within will explore the emotions of joy and gratitude through a variety of research-based exercises which are proven to enhance our wellbeing. Discover how to rewire the brain to look for the good in our lives.”

Admission is free, butbooking is required via 01-6744888

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

Understand your doctor – Talk

11:00, Wed 21 Feb

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

“What was it the doctor said…?” Tips for understanding and remembering” is a talk in Coolock Library.

“Many of us find that relevant health information is difficult to access, understand and use. We all need good health literacy to understand health information correctly and to make an informed decision. In her presentation, Helen Ryan, Policy Officer with NALA will look at the health literacy skills we need today when dealing with health services and provide tips for communicating more effectively.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8747781

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/what-was-it

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 21 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 21 Feb

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/

Bad Bridget in New York: Irish Women and Crime, 1838-1918

16:00 – 17:30, Wed 21 Feb

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

The talk “Bad Bridget in New York: Irish Women and Crime, 1838-1918” by Dr Leanne McCormick,Ulster University is part of the Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series.

Admission is free. All details are on the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/whats-on/details/event.php?eventid=126543609

Speaking Words at Pearse Street Library

17:30, Wed 21 Feb

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Speaking Words is an evening of poetry and prose readings of writers own work. The theme at this event is “Strong Women – A Celebration in song and poem with the Góilín Singing Club and writer Catherine Ann Cullen”.

Admission is free. The event will start at 17:30 and there will be light refreshments from 17:00.

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

8 Steps to Mindful Eating & Weight Management – Talk

18:30, Wed 21 Feb

Terenure Library, Templeogue Road, Dublin 6w

This talk seeks to take the focus off diets and food plans and instead addresses the habits and emotions that can lead to unhealthy eating. It will help you enjoy a more balanced and healthy relationship with food and weight. In her presentation Dr. Bernadette Rock will look to help participants develop new strategies to cope without food and address issues of stress, anxiety or boredom.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4907035

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/8-steps

Career Toolkit Programme – Talks

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 21 Feb

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

Career Toolkit is a 4 week programme to assist you with your career choices. It is part of the Career Direction and Development programme at the Business Information Centre in the Central Library. The four interactive talks are hosted by Career & Life Coach Ilaria Dondero.

07 Feb: Career Choices and Decisions helping you move forward in 2018
14 Feb: Writing and Adapting Effective and Winning CVs, Resumes and Cover Letters
21 Feb: Interview Skills Techniques and Essential Tips to ensure a successful outcome
28 Feb: Opportunities for Post Graduates in a Competitive Jobs Market – what you need to know

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-8733996

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

Chinese and Irish Poetry and Song – Chinese New Year

18:30, Wed 21 Feb

Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, 36 Fenian Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Literature Ireland is inviting to an evening of Chinese and Irish poetry and song.

Irish poets Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Harry Clifton will read from their poetry alongside the Chinese translators FangZhe and Lijing Peng. Musical accompaniment for the evening will be provided by Jiani Liu Doyle playing the guzheng Chinese harp.

Admission is free, but capacity is limited and booking is required via ,info@literatureireland.com

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3891

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

18:30, Wed 21 Feb

Marino Library, Marino Mart, Dublin 3

“Supporting Young People’s Mental Health” is a talk for parents, guardians and other adults interested or concerned about young people’s mental health. Gain an understanding of the key issues impacting on the mental health of young people and learn how to recognize some of the signs that a young person may be struggling with their mental health. Be informed of the supports available in your local area with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-83336297

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

Dwarf Jar Wednesday Jazz

19:30 – 22:00, Wed 21 Feb

The Dwarf Jar Cafe, 1 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Dwarf Jar House Trio (Daniel Rorke (sax), Cormac O’Brien (bass) and Matthew Jacobson(drums)) will play a weekly Jazz gig every Wednesday in Dwarf Jar Cafe and they usually have one or more guest musicians or singers supporting them.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/satumusikk/

Jesters Open Mic Comedy Night

19:45 – 22:00, Wed 21 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Jesters is a weekly open mic comedy event where a lot of comedians do 5 minutes of material.

Admission is free. If you would like to perform then send a message to the Jesters Facebook Page via the link below.

www.facebook.com/jesterscomedy/

Are Irish Birds Responding to Climate Change? – Talk

20:00, Wed 21 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “Are Irish Birds Responding to Climate Change? Yes. No. Maybe?” with Tom Cooney will discus his findings and the response of Irish Birds to climate change. Organised with the Tolka Branch BirdWatch Ireland

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#21Feb

Brand New Switcharoo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 21 Feb

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/

The Wow Signal Sessions – Gig

20:00, Wed 21 Feb

Bagots Hutton Bar & Restaurant, 6 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

The Wow Wignal Sessions is a weekly gig night in Bagots Hutton. The line up is usually announced just a few days before on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/wowsignalsessions

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 21 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

BIMM Open Mic Comp – Gig

20:30, Wed 21 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The BIMM Music College is running a Singer Songwriter competition.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/bimm-open-mic-comp-2/

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 21 Feb

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

Forro Wednesday

21:00, Wed 21 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Dance Forro every week at this “Forro Wednesday” in the Woolshed for free.

www.facebook.com/events/137957730197202/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 21 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 21 Feb

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).

Wednesday Night Jazz

21:30, Wed 21 Feb

Chambers Pub, 13 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

This is a weekly Jazz gig in the Chambers Pub.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1973708379312745/

Thursday 22 Feb

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Thu 22 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

Trinity College Second Hand Book Sale – Day 3

10:00 – 14:00, Thu 22 Feb

Trinity College, Dublin 2

The yearly TCD second hand book sale will take place this week. It starts on Tuesday at 12:00, but there is an admission charge of EUR 3 on that day. (A rare book acution will take place at 17:30.)

On Wednesday, though, admission is free from 10:00-18:00 and Thursday (10:00-14:00) it will also be free. Wednesday is called “Restocked Wednesday” and Thursday is called “Half Price Thursday”, so you can see what is happening. At 14:15 then on Thursday, a clearance auction of all remaining books table by table will finish the event. All books have to go!

The proceeds will be used to support the purchase of research material for the College libraries.

The sale will be in the Exam Hall at the Front Square.

www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D126678124

Your Choice: Your Health – Cancer Prevention Talks

11:00, Thu 22 Feb

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

Did you know that 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented if we made simple changes to 5 parts of our everyday life? That is why the Marie Keating Foundation created the “Your Health: Your Choice” campaign. During this talk, you can find out what these changes are and how you can fit them into your life to reduce your risk of getting cancer.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8421890

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/your-choice

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 22 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 22 Feb

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

Composers Charles Gounod and Gioachino Rossini – Anniversary Talks

13:00, Thu 22 Feb

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

Michael Grant will discuss the lives and music of the French composer Charles Gounod who was born 200 years ago in June 1818 and the Italian, Gioachino Rossini who settled in Paris in 1855 and who died 150 years ago in November 1868.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/2018

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13:00, Thu 22 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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Jazz Club at Sweetman’s – Gig

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 22 Feb

J.W. Sweetman’s, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

A weekly Jazz Club event with live band is taking place at J.W. Sweetman’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jwsweetman/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 22 Feb

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 10 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: Sicixia

18:00 – 20:30, Thu 22 Feb

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

The Spanish Film Sicixia will be screened in Gallician language with English subtitles.

Find all details on the website below.

hermes.cervantes.es/FichaWeb/118075/80

Chinese Culinary Tradition Introduced – Talk

18:30, Thu 22 Feb

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“From the Paddy Field to the Palate: Chinese Culinary Tradition Introduced”

In this lecture, Prof. Adrian Tien, Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics) at Trinity College Dublin presents an introduction to the world of Chinese cuisine, examining selected cultural dimensions of this culinary tradition and especially focusing on words and phrases in the language that refer to or describe aspects of this tradition.

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

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=3620

Cooking with Le Skinny Chef – Cooking Demonstration

18:30, Thu 22 Feb

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

French Chef Aymar Gourdet of Le Skinny Chef will give a cooking demonstration of French desserts: Île flottante, fondant au chocolat, French fruit tart and more. Wine specialist Sylvain Rigal from the Domaine des Frétillères will present the best wines to go with these delicious delicacies.

The live masterclass will be shown on a big screen and everybody will get a chance to taste.

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

afdublin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/298

Evening Tour – National Gallery

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 22 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Explore some of the highlights of the National Gallery exhibitons at this evening tour.

Admission is free. Meet at the Merrion Square information desk.

www.nationalgallery.ie/evening-tour-21

Family Food for Life – Talk

18:30, Thu 22 Feb

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Do you live with a fussy eater? Or a teenager with an insatiable appetite? Or perhaps want to know if you’re eating all the correct foods for your stage of life? Join Aoife Hanna RD, for an engaging evening of nutrition education, where you’ll learn how to how to navigate the food pyramid with an overview of healthy eating for children, teenagers, adults and older adults.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8377206

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/family-food

Jim Crace in conversation with Madeleine Keane – Talk

18:30, Thu 22 Feb

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

Author Jim Crace will be in conversation with Sunday Independent’s Literary Editor Madeleine Keane. He will talk about his new book “The Melody” as well as his writing career to date.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/jim-crace-in-conversation-with-madeleine-keane-tickets-42197321324?ref=devg

Thursday at the Opera – Talk

18:30, Thu 22 Feb

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

The Opera lecture on Thursday will be “Beginnings: Introduction to Puccini’s earliest works: Le Villi (Milan 1884) and Edgar (Milan 1889)” with Deirdre O’Grady, Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies of University College Dublin.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/02/thursday-at-the-opera-lecture-ii.html

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 22 Feb

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

No Disco Tribute & Video Night

19:00, Thu 22 Feb

MVP, 29 Upper Clanbrasil Street, Dublin 8

A No Disco Tribute & Video Night will happen at MVP. There will be chilled out music, then videos (9 niches of 20 min slots) followed by 20 minute music slots.

If you didn’t get that explanation, check it out on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/556767648012926/

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 22 Feb

Ryan’s, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

The Thursday Night Board Gaming event is running for more than 10 years already and it is a weekly event for all Board Game enthusiasts. But even if you are a Board Game newbie, you are welcome. Just come along! More information can be found here: www.meetup.com/IrishGamesAssociation/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Crystal Skull Sessions – Band Competition

20:00, Thu 22 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crystal Skull Sessions is a band competition where the audience will vote for their favourite acts.

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/the-crystal-skull-sessions-2/

Spotlight Presents – Gig

20:00, Thu 22 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Spotlight Presents” is inviting to a gig night on Thursday. The description on the website below is for last months’ event, so we have no idea what is happening this month. Maybe they will update the description closer to the date.

Admission is free.

theliquorrooms.com/calendar/action~oneday/exact_date~22-2-2018/

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 22 Feb

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

A Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. On Thursdays teams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/table-quiz-thursdays-7/2017-05-11/

To the Mountains of Myanmar: A Burmese Adventure – Talk

20:00, Thu 22 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “To the Mountains of Myanmar – A Burmese Adventure” with Seamus O’Brien (Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens Kilmacurragh), will be about Seamus’ fascinating stories of his travels to Myanmar where he visited the areas botanised by Lady Charlotte Wheeler Cuffe and Captain Frank Kingdom Ward in the early part of the 20th century.

Admission is free.

botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm#22Feb

Champion Spaceship / Alain Servant – Gig

21:00, Thu 22 Feb

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

Champion Spaceship (Ian from Noise Machine) with support from Alain Servant will play a gig in Anseo.

Ian Machine performs psychedelic rock music in his new band project “Champion Spaceship”. Champion Spaceship combines the sounds of video games from the 90s, psychedelic rock, prog rock, electronica, romantic classical music and music from the future.

Singer Alain Servant with guitarist John L (Panister Fatheroy) will be the support. They will play ‘charming tunes from the Arabic Oud, the Indian Sarod and the Corsican Cetera, blended with influences of rock, traditional and oriental.’

Admission is free. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a Facebook page for the event or either artist.

Secret Guest – Gig

21:00, Thu 22 Feb

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Harbour Bar in Bray is announcing a “Super Duper Secret Special Guest” for Thursday. I have to admit that I am usually a little cynical when I read about “Secret Guests” and wonder if the originally booked band cancelled and now no replacement has been found yet OR if it is really a surprise guest. If you go to the Harbour Bar on Thursday and find out which it is, let me know! ;-)

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/super-duper-secret-special-guest

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 22 Feb

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

Every Thursday 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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 22 Feb

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 22 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 22 Feb

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 22 Feb

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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 22 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

BIMM Dublin Midnight Hour – Gig

23:30, Thu 22 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The BIMM Music College is organising the Midnight Hour on Thursdays in Whelan’s. The line-up has not yet been announced.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/bimm-dublin-midnight-hour-4/

Friday 23 Feb

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival

09:00, Fri 23 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival will take place from 16 Feb – 04 Mar and the New Year actually started on Friday 16 February. There are a number of free events in connection with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival and they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

All events and the full schedule can be found here: www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/festival-programme/

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com

The Story of the Capital – Exhibition in Dublin City Hall

10:00 – 17:15, Fri 23 Feb

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Hall has a museum/exhibition in the basement, called “The Story of the Capital”, it is an exhibition about Dublin’s History and you should definitely check it out at some stage.

To celebrate the Easter Rising Anniversary, admission to that exhibititon was free in 2016, but lucky for us, Dublin City decided to also waive the admission charge for 2018.

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:15.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-cityhall/exhibition

Culture Club at Collins Barracks

11:30 – 13:00, Fri 23 Feb

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

Culture Club invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ’Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle. The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. February’s Culture Club is a rare chance to get behind the scenes of the historical and military collection’s stores with Brenda Malone.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3566

National Gallery Talks & Tour

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 23 Feb

National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings every day of the week. Currently there is at least one free tour every day. Check their website for details. Some special events will be listed separately.

Admission to the gallery and to most events is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 23 Feb

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

Pipeworks Organ Recital

18:00 – 19:30, Fri 23 Feb

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

At this Pipeworks Organ Recital on the Main Stage in the National Concert Hall Fergal Caulfield will play works from Edward Elgar.

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

www.nch.ie/Online/Pipeworks-23Feb18

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 23 Feb

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

Electro City Synth Festival – Gigs

21:00, Fri 23 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The “Electro City Synth Festival” will take place on Friday and Saturday (23+24 Feb) and will bring you a selection of Ireland’s finest Electro / Synth / Dance live music and DJs.

The line-up is:

Friday 24 Feb:
I AM THE COSMOS
NO MORE QUESTIONS
CAZ 9
DJ CAT
GOOD NAME

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Saturday 25 Feb:
WOB!
SAM KILLEEN (AKORA)
VAN PANTHER
DEVILS JUKEBOX
More TBA

Admission is free.

sin-e.ie/events/i-am-the-cosmos-electro-city-synth-festival/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 23 Feb

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/specials/

The Brady’s Session – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 23 Feb

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

The line up for this month’s Brady’s Session is Jonina, Future Fears, Susan Mary Ward, Two for Joy , Kevin Casey and Aidan Murphy.

Admission is free,

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/the-brady-s-sessions/1002227556140910319322809

Weedway – Gig

21:00, Fri 23 Feb

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Weedway will play reggae and dub at this gig in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/weedway

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops

22:00, Fri 23 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

“Gavin Povey and The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops” will play New Orleans style Piano Rhythm & Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll. Gavin Povey has played piano with Van Morrison, Finbar Wright, Kirsty MacColl, Steve Cropper, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.

Admission is free.

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

Sun Mahshene / My Pilot – Gig

22:30, Fri 23 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sun Mahshene will play a gig and will get support from My Pilot.

Admission is free before 22:30. The gig will start at 00:00.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sun-mahshene-my-pilot/

The Cosmic Funk Band – Gig

23:00, Fri 23 Feb

The Bowery, 196 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Cosmic Funk Band from Cork will play in the Bowery.

Admission is free before 23:00

thebowery.ie/calander/

RobotRock – Gig

23:30, Fri 23 Feb

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

RobotRock will perform live what up until now only DJs dared to do. By mixing, mashing, slicing and dicing classic dance anthems the band creates dance anthems and songs from Daft Punk., Chemical Bros, The Prdigy etc.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/robotrock-5/

Events Coming Up

Mother Tongues Festival

24 February 2018

various locations

A new 1-day Festival with a difference is coming to Dublin. The Mother Tongues Festival will feature musical performances, poetry readings and workshops for all ages, to celebrate UNESCO International Mother Language Day. Children and adults will be immersed in a world of languages and cultures. Artists and performers will be leading workshops in Irish, Japanese, Polish, French, Romanian, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Chinese, Portuguese, and many other languages.

There are some free workshops and events, but it is not too easy to find out what is free and what isn’t. I hope to have some more concise information for you next week.

For more information visit www.mothertonguesfestival.com

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

11+18+25 February

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains often on some Saturdays or Sundays, but also on other days during the month. 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

The walks in January are on 11+18+25 February.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Festival of Russian Culture: 11-21 February

Scene + Heard Festival: 14 February – 03 March

Dublin International Film Festival: 21 Feb – 04 Mar

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This is odd

Please note: This section contains observations taken from the world I live in that strike me as odd. I express my personal opinion and you might not share it. ;-) If you are easily offended by opinions that are not identical with your own, please don’t read this section and I am VERY serious about that!

Are Irish judges idiots??

It seems that there is no end to astonishing decisions by judges in Ireland. This could be a case where drunk driving gets a little slap on the wrist or where the theft of social welfare money will be “rewarded” with the thief getting away with no punishment at all.

Last week another amazing story made it from the courts into the newspapers. The court decision that is absolutely unbelievable is already from 2013/2016 and the reason why it is appearing now again is because thankfully the losing party has appealed the decision to the High Court and I can only hope that the 2016 decision will be overturned.

According to an article in the Irish Independent, this is what happened:

A guy entered a pub in Rathmines one evening in April 2013. He ordered a pint and put EUR 10 on the counter. The barman picks up the EUR 10 note and says that this note is fake and possibly 10 other people in the pub heard that. The customer claimed that he got the note from the post office and therefore the note was not fake. Then the customer claims that he went to the Rathmines Garda Station, the note was tested and he was told that it is perfect. He then returned to the bar and told the barman what the garda said. The next day the customer went to his solicitor and sued the pub for defamation.

Sounds like a simple story, but I am still waiting for where the customer was defamed. The Circuit Court was totally on the customer’s side and awarded EUR 5,000 to the customer.

This is a super odd case, so keep reading, it gets a lot more interesting.

But let’s look at the definition of defamation first. A defamatory statement is one which tends to injure a person’s reputation in the eyes of reasonable members of society. So if the pub had been empty, the customer would not have been awarded a cent. But because there were some people in the pub that MIGHT have heard that the barman stated that this was fake money, it could be defamation. But it is ONLY defamation if the statement “injures a person’s reputation”. With the huge amounts of fake money going around, I think a lot more people than we know have handled fake notes. And if we assume that you might get a fake note as change and because most of us do not check every note we get, I think it is not certain that a person’s reputation is automatically damaged if somebody thinks that the money you have is fake.

We can all FEEL to be defamed, but that doesn’t mean our reputation actually did suffer!

But it continues!! Oddly, it turns out, that the customer did NOT go to the Garda Station in Rathmines and NO Garda confirmed that the money was “perfect”. The two gardai on duty that night said that nobody came with a potentially fake note and that they also don’t have a machine to check money. Wow! So did the the customer tell a big fat lie?

Could that also mean that he did not get this note from the post office? Not that getting a note from a post office is a guarantee that it is not fake, but possibly the money was NOT from a source that is perceived to be reputable. Allegedly he told the barman that he got it from a “bookies or a shop” but in court the customer claimed that he said he got it from the Post Office.

Looks to me that the customer’s statements might not be the most reliable? How can the Circuit Court in a situation like force the pub to give him EUR 5,000?

Was that Circuit Court judge asleep? Odd!!

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This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm . Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2018 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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