Event Guide: Capoeira, Fun Run, Schubert Concert, Brazilian Guitar Duo – Competition

October 12th, 2007

Hi all!

The Gospel Concert that I had organised for Saturday did work out really well and I would like to thank all of you who contributed either on “stage” or by coming to the gig. I very much appreciate it!

This week there are not too many things on, so therefore let me take a moment to explain WHAT type of events I am including in this event guide and why. The main condition for an event to make it in my list is that it has to be FREE. The event SHOULD be “cultural” but other free events will be considered as well. The only other exceptions from the FREE-rule are a) if I am directly involved with the gig (I hope you understand that slightly selfish exception.) and b) if the organiser is making some free tickets available that can be given out to the readers of this guide. This week we have some free tickets for a really interesting event, so keep reading to find out more.

But first the usual run down of this weekends free events:

This weekend the 6th annual Capoeira Festival is on. Capoeira is a Brazilian fight-dance, game and martial art. From tonight until Sunday a variety of events takes place in St. Catherine’s Sports Centre in Marrowbone Lane in Dublin 8 (near Guinness Storehouse). It is a little difficult to identify the free events, but one that I was able to find is on on Sunday from 12:00 until 16:00 in the same sports centre. The event is a “Batizado & Troca de Corda” and is open to the public.

On Saturday at 10:00 the 2007 Simon Fun Run takes place. If you want to take part in it you have to register online TODAY before 14:00 or then on Saturday at 09:00 at the start, which is at the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park! The run is 8 km long and a course map can be found on the website www.funrun.ie/

On Sunday another concert in Hugh Lane Gallery is taking place. This week it is “Schubert Lieder” with Paul McNamara (tenor) and Philip Mayer (piano). It starts at 12:00 and admission is free.

Now, let me tell you about some new development in “Dublin Event Guide HQ”. ;-) Raffael Abarca is a new Event Guide subscriber and Raffael is a promoter and organiser of gigs/concert/events with a latin music theme. He will keep me posted on free events going forward, BUT he offered as well a pair of tickets for a ticketed event and we will have our first competition in this event guide.

The brilliant Brazilian guitar duo “Fernando Lima & Cecilia Siqueira” were in Ireland before and performed last year at an extremely popular concert during the Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoghaire. Due to the huge success in 2006, Raffael is bringing them back for a tour through Ireland.

Their gigs in the Dublin area are in the National Concert Hall (John Field Room, at 13:05 on Friday 26th October – Tickets for EUR 20 on sale at 01-4170000 – no booking fee), in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum (in front of the Dundrum Shopping Centre at 20:00 on Wednesday 31st October – booking and information at 01-2969340, tickets are EUR 15) and in the Wicklow Parish Church (Church Hill, Wicklow Town at 20:00 on Saturday 03 November – Tickets are EUR 15 and are on sale from Wicklow Tourist Office – 0404-69117).

Raffa made one pair of tickets available for the Mill Theatre event on the 31st of October and we will do a draw for these tickets among the people that send me a mail with the answer to the following question: “In what year did Fernando+Cecilia do their first tour in Europe?” (Hint: www.raffaabarca.net/duo%20guitar.htm). Just send me a mail with the year and we will draw the winner out of the people with the right answer. The mail has to be with me before 13:00 on the 16th of October (Tuesday)!

An event in the category “worst advertised event” and a good change to be a winner is the Drimnagh Arts & Sports Festival that will go until Saturday. I could not find more than this www.drimnaghnetwork.ie/Newsletters/000723-Drimnagh-News-2007-autumn.pdf
I assume the organisers only want to attract locals.

Allegedly the National Bike Day was meant to be on this weekend or during next week according to one website, but this seems to be a DEFINITE mis-information.

So, that’s it for this week. I hope you will have a good weekend!



Disclaimer: This Event Guide with a difference is sent to friends, colleagues and whoever else is interested to let you know about (mostly free) events in the Greater Dublin Area! Ticketed events usually make enough money to do their own advertisement, they don’t need extra help.
I started this because some friends asked me to share my weekend plans with them as I went to all types of festivals and searched for more. ;-) If you don’t want to receive this mail, just let me know. If you have feedback, good or bad, PLEASE tell me. If you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com.
BTW: I have no affiliation with any of the organisers and don’t get any “reward” from them for advertising their events.

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