Dublin Event Guide 640: Chinese New Year Festival, Zero Waste Festival, Temple Bar Trad Festival, Silk Road Film Festival

January 25th, 2020
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  25 January 2020 – No 640

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Chinese New Year Festival, Zero Waste Festival, Temple Bar Trad Festival, Silk Road Film Festival

 

Hi all!

And another weekend has arrived. Isn’t it crazy that four weeks of 2020 are already over? Oh and Christmas Day is just 11 month away. :-)))) You can never mention Christmas early enough, right? :-D

This weekend the Temple Bar Trad Festival is happening and there are lots of events for kids (most other free events are booked out) and also the Chinese New Year will start today (Saturday). The year of the Rat is starting and if you meet your Chinese friends this weekend you can wish them “Gong hei fat choy” in Cantonese and “Gong she fa tsai” in Mandarin! It means “Wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”

I am wishing you that as well, even if you are not Chinese! ;-)

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And now we come to some of this weekend’s free events. All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-) ALL events in this list are free, but some require booking! The market events that take place every week are only posted on the website at www.dublineventguide.com

 

Saturday Events (25 January)

+ Incredible Crocs and Amazing Alligators – Kids Science Lecture (Age: 7+) 10:00-10:30 Natural History Museum, Merrion Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4381 (Booking required)
+ Dublin City Record Fair 10:00-17:00 Central Hotel, 1 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/471753977099153/
+ Irish Writers Centre – Open Day 10:30-16:00 19 Parnell Square N, Dublin 1 irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/spring-open-day-2020
++ Spring Festival Fair – Chinese New Year Festival 11:00-18:00 Dublin Fruit and Veg Market, Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7 www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=4307
+ Children’s Event: Build a Birdfeeder (Age: 6-12) 11:00-13:00 National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 botanicgardens.ie/event/childrens-event-build-a-birdfeeder/ (Booking required)
+ Give Trad a Try – Children’s Sessions (15 min – Age 6+) 11:00-13:00 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/give-trad-a-try-2020
+ Tradfest Children’s Crafts Club (30 min – Age 4+) 12:00-17:00 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/childrens-crafts-club-2020
+ TradFest Youth Concert 12:00-16:00 Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 tradfest.ie/event/tradfestyouthconcert/
+ The Golden Harvest & Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road – Film Screenings – Silk Road Film Festival 12:00 & 14:00 MacNeill Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 silkroadfilmfestival.com/documentaries/ (Booking required)
++ Zero Waste Festival 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2 www.zerowastefestival.ie/science-gallery-2020/
+ Plastic – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it – Exhibition 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/plastic/
+ Clew Bay Pipe Band 12:00 & 15:30 Streets of Temple Bar, Dublin 2 tradfest.ie/event/clew-bay-pipe-band-2020/
+ Draiocht Family Day – Workshops (Age 5-10) 12:00-15:00 Draiocht, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 www.draiocht.ie/events/category/free_events (Booking required)
+Temple Bar Trad Fest Record Fair 12:00-17:00 Tailors Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/625807358188054/
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 12:30/14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Short Films (Day 4) – Silk Road Film Festival 12:30-16:30 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 silkroadfilmfestival.com/short-films

 

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+ Dumplings: Wrapping Up a Long History – Talk – Chinese New Year Festival 13:10-14:10 Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/dumplings-wrapping-up-a-long-history/
+ Amazing Amber – Drop-in Family Activity (Age: 6+) 13:30-15:30 National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4329
+ LGBTQIA Tour 13:30-14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/lgbtqia-tour-4
+ Chester Beatty Saturday Tour 14:00-15:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/plan-a-visit-tours/
+ Introduction to Collins Barracks – Family Tour 15:00-16:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4344
+ Artfully Market 15:00-20:00 Lucky’s, 78 Meath Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/513710766163323/
+ TOG – Dublin Hackerspace – 11th Birthday & Open Social 19:00-23:30 22 Blackpitts, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/621292815353683/
+ Battleborn – Tribute To The Killers 20:00-23:00 Bloody Mary’s, 7 South William Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/423502964932754/
+ Salsa & Merengue Classes & Club 20:00-03:00 River Bar, O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/801196460379342
+ Honeybear plays Burns Night 21:30-23:30 L. Mulligan Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/1524183311063617/
+ The Goods – Gig 21:00-23:30 Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/3057710824260923/
+ Jiggy – Gig 22:00-00:00 The Church Café, Bar & Restaurant, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/2461888190725694/

in addition there are all the other free events at the
National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.

Saturday + Sunday Markets

+ Temple Bar Food Market: Sat 10:00-16:30 on Meeting House Square  www.facebook.com/TempleBarFoodMarket/
+ Honest2Goodness Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 in Dublin Ind. Estate, Glasnevin www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Red Stables Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny www.facebook.com/RedStablesMarket/
+ The Super Natural Food Market: Sat 09:00-15:00 at St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Marley Park Market: Sat 10:00-16:00 / Sun 11:00-16:00 Grange Road, Rathfarnham www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/marlay-park-market
+ Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Market: Sun 11:00-16:00 People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-outdoors/markets/peoples-park-market

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Sunday Events (26 January)

 

++ Spring Festival Fair – Chinese New Year Festival 11:00-17:00 Dublin Fruit and Veg Market, Mary’s Lane, Dublin 7 www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/?post_type=event&p=4307
+ Big January and Second hand Market 11:00-17:00 126 Broombridge Rd, Ballyboggan Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/1815517701917847
+ Give Trad a Try – Children’s Sessions (15 min – Age 6+) 11:00-13:00 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/give-trad-a-try-2020
+ Liffey Cycle Protest 11:00-12:00 Meeting at Grand Canal Plaza, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/904388169958351/
+ Drop-in family workshop 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/drop-family-workshop-2
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 11:30/13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
++ Zero Waste Festival 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2 www.zerowastefestival.ie/science-gallery-2020/
+ Plastic – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it – Exhibition 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/plastic/
+ Market on the Green, 12:00-17:00 The Well, 130-133 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/622437611659822/
+ Tradfest Children’s Crafts Club (30 min – Age 4+) 12:00-17:00 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/childrens-crafts-club-2020
+ Clew Bay Pipe Band 12:00 & 15:30 Streets of Temple Bar, Dublin 2 tradfest.ie/event/clew-bay-pipe-band-2020/
+ Piano & Violin: Conor Linehan and Oonagh Keogh  – Sundays@Noon 12:00-13:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2745-sundaysnoon-conor-linehan-and-oonagh-keough
+ USA Summer Camp J1 Job Fair 12:00-15:00 Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 www.facebook.com/events/1614726101996144/
+ Temple Bar Trad Fest Record Fair 12:00-16:00 Tailors Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/625807358188054/
+ Children’s Open Trad Session (Age 6+) 12:30-14:00 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/childrens-open-trad-session-2020
+ Family-friendly Gallery Tour 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-friendly-tour-15

 

 

+ Bobby Mc – Swing & Jazz Brunch, 14:00-16:00 Market Bar, 14a Fade Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/115290209832420/
+ Sunday Sketching for families – Chinese Landscape 15:00-16:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming/2676-0126
+ Chester Beatty Sunday Tour 15:00-16:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/plan-a-visit-tours/
+ New Languages – How painting evolved through the impact of photography – Talk 15:00-15:45 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/sunday-series-new-languages-how-painting-evolved-through-impact-photography
+ Jazz Jam Session 16:30-19:45 The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2784080181610393
+ Australia Day 2020 Party 17:00-01:00 Woolshed Baa&Grill, 198 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/468191380801656/
+ Bloody Sundays – Live Jazz, Funk and Pop 18:00-21:00 Bloody Mary’s, 7 South William Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/588018752038725/
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Gospel Mass 19:30-20:30 St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin 1 www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com
+ Comedians Without Borders – Stand Up Comedy 19:30-21:00 Sin E, 14 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7 www.facebook.com/events/126808008500582/ (Booking required)
 

in addition there are all the other free events at the National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.

 


…and something for next week

+ Gaza – Film Screening – UCDVO Development Film Series Mon 27 Jan 18:00 UCD Cinema, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4 www.ucdvo.org/events/ucdvodevelopmentfilmseries/ (Booking required)
+ The Four Courts Blaze of 1922 – Panel Discussion Mon 27 Jan 18:30-20:00 Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/85073157103 (Booking required)
+ What do Badgers get up to in the Dark? – Talk Thu 30 Jan 13:15-13:45 Natural History Museum, Merrion Street, Dublin 2 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4382 (Booking required)
+ Church of Ireland’s disestablishment – Lecture Series Fri 31 Jan – 13:10-14:10 Henry Roe Room, Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church Place, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/2643970309057405/


 

 

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