Event Guide 163: Kit n Caboodle, Crafty Market, Northside Music Festival, Green Drinks, Opera in the Open

July 30th, 2010

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| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 163
| 30 July 2010 Subscribers: 7054
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Hi all!

Last week’s Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures did NOT disappoint! ;-) I had a brilliant weekend on Sat+Sun and for me spending two days at the Festival is like going on holidays. I have to be honest: I find it difficult to understand that there are people in Dublin that love music and have never been at the Festival of World Cultures. How could you not at least try it once? ;-) Well, let’s hope there is another chance next year! :-) I say it like that because with the current economic challenges you can’t take much for granted, especially when it comes to free events. The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA), for example, has been reported to have debts of EUR 71mio (www.rte.ie/news/2010/0728/docklands.html) and with events in the Dublin Docklands already curtailed, who knows what will happen going forward. Let’s hope that other public bodies manage their money better!

This week is a bank holiday weekend and traditionally bank holiday weekends are a lot less busy than other weekends. I guess it is the expected Exodus from Dublin that makes organisers nervous. Many people go home if they are from the country or if they are from abroad, so organisers expect that there will be less people to attend the events. For the people that stay it is a pity! You have a long weekend free and then not much is happening. But don’t complain! There is always the free museums (for rainy days) and the parks and Howth for walks and nature. In addition there are always SOME events. Maybe try something that you normally wouldn’t try! ;-)

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Last night I was at an event at which John Boyle from Boyle Sports was taking. John Boyle has started the company with a single betting shop and has expanded it over the last 28 years from 1 shop in Dundalk to 140 shops with 800 employees and a turnover of close to 1 billion. John had been fired as a bread delivery man, was fighting against alcohol and lived in Dundalk, when he decided to buy his first betting shop. Not the best starting point to achieve much! But, he says, he discovered that the mindset is the most important thing to achieve things in life! – Do you remember that I mentioned that about two weeks ago here? What is your mindset? Is it the mindset of a winner?
Watch this video clip about mindset in this week’s Feel Good Slot: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpc-t-Uwv1I This video clip was included here before, but it is worth watching again even if you have seen it before!

Oh, and do you remember that I mentioned that I will run a full day seminar on Wealth Creation Mindset? I didn’t mention what it will be about last time and I hadn’t decided on the date. The seminar will take place in October and the most likely date at the moment is Sat 16 October. If you are interested and want to be kept informed, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject MINDSET. (The seminar will either be free or at a very very low price just to cover the cost.)

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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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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.

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The week is a bit quieter, but nevertheless there are lots of things taking place. I have a lot of things to catch up on, so I will go on Saturday to the Point Village Market, maybe the Temple Bar Food Market and then will have a look at the Kit ‘n’ Caboodle Market. My plans for Sun I will decide depending on weather and will do some work later on Sunday and as well on Monday. While I was at the seminar in Portugal I had lots of ides about projects and the work needs to be done at some stage. So I might as well do it this weekend. :-) I am actually looking forward to it! Exciting stuff! LOL
I never made it to the Green Drinks, so I will try again on Tuesday and the rest of the week is already booked out with other hobbies, training and meeting friends. :-)

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INTERNATIONAL TANGO FESTIVAL
Compadrito Tango are offering a pair of free tickets to the winner of this weeks competition for “Corazoneando”, the main event at the 8th International Tango Festival in Ireland. The Festival will take place from 12-15 of August in Dublin. “Corazoneando” is taking place on Sat 14 August and all details are here: www.tangofever.net/festival.html To win this pair of tickets you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject TANGO10 and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Mon 09 Aug.

CEILI CULTURE – TICKET COMPETITION
Céilí Culture is an 2-day music festival that will take place on Temple Bar Meeting House Square on 14+15 Aug, during week when the Square is covered. Saturday night (14 Aug) will feature Kíla, Paddy Casey & friends and Sunday (15 Aug) will feature Sharon Shannon, Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey, Conor Byrne & friends. Tickets are EUR 15 on Sat and EUR 35 (+booking fees) and are on sale through Ticketgroup.ie, Ticketmaster, Tickets.ie and Tower Records, Claddagh Records and City Discs.
The organisers have made one pair of tickets available for Sat and one pair for Sunday and to be in with a chance to win you have to send an email to info@ceiliculture.com with your preferred night SATURDAY or SUNDAY in the subject line and with the location where the event will take place (Hint: Temple Bar) in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with the organisers by 13:00 on Wed 04 Aug.
www.ceiliculture.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Ceili-CultureCom

FAILTE IRELAND DUBLIN HORSE SHOW – RDS
The Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show 2010 is taking place from 04-08 August in the RDS in Ballsbridge. This year is the 137th year of Ireland’s top equestrian event, which is an event not only suitable for horse enthusiasts but as well for families and everybody else. Over 100 showing and show jumping events will take place on these 5 days and there will be live music and ultimate kids’ and nature zones. Tickets are on sale now and are available from www.dublinhorseshow.com or via 0818 719 300.
The organisers made one pair of adult tickets (value: 2x EUR 21) and one Family Pass (2 adults+4 children under 16) (value: EUR 52) available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and the winners will be notified later today. www.dublinhorseshow.com

STUDIO 54 SUMMER FEVER – ANDREW’S LANE THEATRE
Stereovibe.net is inviting to “Studio 54 Summer Fever”, a huge party in Andrew’s Lane Theatre, 9-13 Saint Andrews Lane (connecting Exchequer Street with Trinity Street), Dublin 2 on Sat 31 July. The party starts at 22:30 and continues until 03:00 and the organisers describe: “Get your pocket fans ready as our gorgeous GoGo dancers, passionate DJ’s and exceptionally talented entertainers make your night truly exceptional. Studio 54 was one of the world’s most prestigious night spots that set the standard for New York and the rest of the world. Experience our unique interpretation once again, only this time with lots of HEAT as we redefine such standard. Studio 54 – Summer Fever will bring you a new wave of house music greats, an electric atmosphere (as always) and one of Dublin’s greatest crowds.” Tickets are EUR 10 or EUR 8 if you rsvp the event on facebook (www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110691398980473) or email guestlist@stereovibe.net.
The two pairs of tickets that Stereovibe made available for a competition were won by Clare Phalan and Edi Oliveira. Congrats!
www.stereovibe.net

LIVERPOOL SUPPORTER CLUB
The YNWA Irish Reds Supporters Club, based in the Submarine Bar in Crumlin, who organises trips to Liverpool, legends night, other events and generally meet every week to support Liverpool FC, have made two annual memberships available for a competition. Great price for the Liverpool fans among us and the two winners are Adam Baker and Timothy Conolly. Enjoy, guys!
If you are a Liverpool supporter and want to know more about the club, check www.ynwairishredssc.com

FILM SCREENING “HENRY & SUNNY” – ODESSA CLUB
The independent short film ‘Henry & Sunny’ has been selected to screen at the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood from 13-15 August and the film has received three nominations (Best short, Best director, Best actress). To celebrate this, the team around the film invited to a screening in the Odessa Club and made a pair of tickets available for a competition. The winner was Jennifer Boulton. Congrats!
henryandsunny.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/henryandsunny

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

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TEMPLE BAR MEETING HOUSE SQUARE UNDERCOVER
From 14-22 Aug Meeting House Square in Temple Bar will be covered again. This is not yet the great and fancy retractable cover that is planned (blog.templebar.ie/?p=821), but is a temporary cover, which is just a big tent/marquee put into Meeting House Square. Removing the risky element of “weather”, the week will be filled with events on Meeting House Square. Most of them are not free, but the ones that are will be listed here next week or the week after. www.templebar.ie/Events.aspx?eventthemeid=39

AVIVA STADIUM OPENS
The Lansdowne Road Football and Rugby Stadium, which – for commercial reasons – will be called Aviva Stadium for a while, is opening its doors for the first event. On Sat 31 July from 14:30 a Combined Provinces Rugby match will take place. It is a match between Ulster/Leinster and Munster/Connacht. The stadium has a capacity of 50,000 people, so can imagine that the area around the stadium will be a bit busy! ;-) Stay far away if you don’t plan to go to the match.

PHOENIX PARK MOTOR RACES CANCELLED
It was a fascinating (free) event last year! Imagine historic and high powered cars of all types racing around Phoenix Park (A few pictures are here www.flickr.com/photos/stephenhayes/sets/72157621981344702 and here www.flickr.com/photos/25355872@N05/sets/72157621864183295 ) for a whole day. An odd location, because you think more of deer than of racing cars when you think of Phoenix Park, and that was part of the fascination. I enjoyed it last year! This year would have been 107 years since the first race in 1903, but for financial reasons the motor races, which were scheduled for the weekend 14/15 August, unfortunately got cancelled: www.phoenixparkmotorraces.ie/ The organisers feel they can’t afford the races this year. If I remember it right, in 2008 it was cancelled as well, but it can’t have been the economical challenges back then. Let’s hope that the races will be back in 2011. I will keep you informed!

SAND SCULPTURES BACK IN DUBLIN
Duthain Dealbh (Fleeting Sculpture) are carving/building their sand sculptures in Dublin Castle’s Upper courtyard from 28 July to 02 August and you are more than welcome to come and watch the beautiful sculptures evolve. They will then be on public display until 29 August before they will be reduced back down to grains of sand.
This year, the theme is Vikings as a complement to the Dublin Viking Festival.
Previous years work and other work in snow ice and film can be seen on their website, www.duthain-dealbh.com You can join their facebook page as well: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001217556672 I have seen their sculptures last year and you have to see them! Impressive!

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENTS
I hope this will be the last time: Again I didn’t have enough time to transcribe the National Museum Events, so please have a look at www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx to check if there is something for you on the list.

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In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The banks don’t help anymore, the government doesn’t want to help, so we have to help ourselves! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. I hope being mentioned here and being seen by the 6500+ readers of the Event Guide will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.

More to come!

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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 visualartists.ie/category/listings/exhib-lein/
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.

PATRICIA KELLY – MADART GALLERY
“Winter Sunsets and Warm Woolly Jumpers” is the slightly anachronistic exhibition by Patricia Kelly at MadArt Gallery. It is on show in the in the summer, from 29 July to 07 August, despite the title. ;-) The MadArt Gallery is in 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. www.madartstudio.com

MOCKSIM – THE JOINERY
“Mockeyah” is the new exhibition in the Joinery by Mocksim. Mocksim’s work consists of looping films which combine simulation and animation displayed in conjunction with certain objects and occasional live art. The exhibition will be on show from 27 July – 01 Aug from 12:00-17:00 at The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter. www.thejoinery.org
And on Sat 13 July at 19:00 an Artist’s Talk will take place. www.mocksim.org/MocksimBiog.htm

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POETRY & MUSIC NIGHT – MOLOCH – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Moloch, the online journal of new art and writing, are hosting a night of poetry, music and wine at the Irish Writers’ Centre this month. The night culture filled night is Fri 30 July from 19:00. Poets Paul Perry, Katelyn Ferguson and Jessica Reidy, among others, will read and there will be music from two singer-songwriters, Jude Shiels and Stephen Kelly. Admission is free (donations appreciated) and all are welcome. You can read more about the event at molochjournal.blogspot.com/ or on www.facebook.com/moloch.journal

GIG IN THE GALLERY – SCIENCE GALLERY
Combine your after-work drinks, a plate of delicious tapas and a free “Gig in the Gallery” as part of the current Science Gallery exhibition “Biorhythm: Music and the Body”. This Friday 30 July form 18:00 Oliver Cole and Gavin Fox will perform in the Science Gallery (www.myspace.com/olivercole)
www.sciencegallery.com

CYCLING EVENT – CRITICAL MASS DUBLIN
The cycling event with the strange name “Critical Mass” for a cycling event is taking place again this Fri 30 July from 18:00. Meeting Point is Stephen’s Green (Grafton Street end) at 18:00 and all details are on www.facebook.com/CriticalMassDublin

REGULAR EVENTS – FRIDAY
* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3) and every Monday from 19:00 in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.

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POINT VILLAGE MARKET
Every weekend on Sat and Sun the Point Village Market is taking place from 09:00-17:00. It is an outdoor food market with a flea market-like add-on. The market is next to the Point Depot (O2), right beside the last Luas stop “The Point” on the Red Line. In addition to the market, there is outdoor entertainment every week on the Gig Rig stage and you can find out the programme here www.pointvillagemarket.ie/events On Saturday Jezzebelle, Milk and Liz Seaver will perform and on Sunday Mirenda Rosenberg, Chris Maher (DJ Set) and The Bionic Rats will be on stage.

OPENING OF DUBLIN’S “GIANT WHEEL”
The 60m Giant Wheel in the Docklands, Dublin’s answer to the London Eye, will open at 10:00 on Sat 31 July at the Point Village Market. Don’t compare it to the London Eye, though, because the wheel in London is 135m high, so more than double the Irish version, and the views in London are much better too. A 13 minute trip in Ireland in one of the enclosed capsules will cost EUR 9. So using the wheel is not free, but the opening event is. ;-) www.pointvillagemarket.ie/events A picture from during the build process is here photos.ireland.com/107205/dublinwheel0249crop_lrg.jpg

YOGA IN PHOENIX PARK
Fiona from www.twopalmsyoga.com, who is a Dublin Event Guide Community Member for years, is helping Dublin Simon AND is providing a great service to you. Every Saturday from 01 May and until it gets cold again after the summer, Fiona will run a Yoga Class from 11:00-12:00 in Phoenix Park near the Wellington Memorial (the obelisk type monument near the entrance to the park – if it’s raining meet at 11:30 at the Band Stand beside the Tea Rooms). The class is run as a donation based class and you only give what you can afford or what you feel you can. For details go to www.twopalmsyoga.com/Park_Yoga.html – or contact Fiona on 085 8147402 Classes will be suitable for all levels, from beginners to more advanced students. You don’t need to register, just turn up.

LASC MINI FAIR – CAFÉ & SOLIDARITY MARKET
LASC, the Latin America Solidarity Committee is running a Fair, which will be a Fundraising Event. All proceeds will go to the family of murdered Mexican human rights activist Bety Cariño. There will be a mini-cafe with tea, coffee, home-baking, waffles, buns, flapjacks, italian focaccia. As well as some stalls with second hand goods (books, clothes and crafts). Donations of home-baking and second hand goods are welcome. The fair will wake place on Sat 31July from 11:00-16:00 at LASC’s offices in 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2. www.lasc.ie

KIT ‘N’ CABOODLE – MARKET
The Kit ‘n’ Caboodle Market at the POD on Harcourt Street is taking place on Sat 31 July from 12:30-18:30. It is yet another newish market. It is for handcrafted goods and I detect SOME similarity with the Crafty Market that takes place on Sun 01 Aug in Shebeen Chic. The organisers describe “The Kit n Caboodle is a creative event which brings together both Irish and International artists and craft-makers to showcase, share and sell their creations. Among the display you will find traditional African designs from Zambia and Kenya, hand-crafted glass ornaments and jewellery, hand-made macramé jewellery, funky clothing and much more! Therapeutic Indian Head Massage will be available on the day for those who want a more relaxing experience and nail art too! Throughout the day there will be music from live bands and the Pod’s balcony will host local Djs; Louis Scully (Discotekken/12 Sundays), Benny Smiles and Eoin Cody to keep you entertained while you browse and shop! Food and seating will be available and drinks promotions will be on offer from the bar for the duration of the event.” thekitncaboodle.blogspot.com/

KITES BUILDING – NUMBER 29 and IMAGINOSITY
Imaginosity will be at Number 29, the Dublin Georgian House Museum, for a series of free creative interactive family workshops. On Sat 31 July, the theme will be “Kites!”. “Assemble your own kite using rods, paper and string and take it to soar high in the air in the adjacent Merrion Square.” This unique summer programme will allow participants (families and children) to reflect on the typical activities that Dublin children would have engaged in through the 1800s; many of which are still played today.
The event takes place at Number 29 from 13:00-15:00, the Georgian House Museum in Fitzwilliam Street. Admission is free, but booking is essential as there are only 25 places: 01 702 6165 www.esb.ie/main/about-esb/numbertwentynine/education/current_future_events.htm

MOLL’S MARQUEE MARKET
From Sat 31 July – Mon 02 Aug (14:00-17:00) this fundraising market for the Heart to Hand Charity is taking place in Donabate in North County Dublin. (Take Exit 4 off the M1. Address: The Quay, Portrane, Donanbate Co. Dublin)
In its 20th year, this market offers designer clothes, shoes, jewellery, new and second hand books, huge range of indoor and outdoor plants, ex stock giftware and glassware, new and used electrical appliances, liquidation stock of light fittings, camping tents, new and used toys, antiques, furniture and art. Located beside the sea and with free admission and free parking, you can go there for some shopping and a walk along the sea afterwards. www.hearttohand.net

REGULAR SATURDAY EVENTS
* Don’t forget that 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. The Designer Mart is on winter break and will return from 13 March!
* 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 Point Village Market is taking place every Sat+Sun from 08:30-17:30 next to the Point Depot (a.k.a. The O2) at the final LUAS stop in the Docklands. There are more than 100 stalls every week and you can find out more here www.pointvillagemarket.ie/
* Dublin Food Co-op is open every Saturday (09:30-16:30) at Newmarket, Dublin 8 for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc. Additional Co-op opening Thursdays 12:00-20:00. www.dublinfood.coop
* Meditation through Breathing: Every Saturday from 11:00-12:00 this event will take place in Iveagh Gardens (at the back, near fountains). The event is free of charge, but since it is weather dependent, you are asked to call beforehand to ensure the class is on (087 2045168). Suitable for all. No previous experience required. Wear comfortable warm clothes and bring a yoga mat/light blanket.
* Car Boot Sale in Tallaght – Every Saturday from 09:00-15:00 a car boot sale is taking place at the Victory Centre, Firhouse Road, Tallaght. Ring 086-3394009 / 086-1961815 for more information. www.gumtree.ie/dublin/01/58061901.html
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Black Sheep play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later Dj Glenn Brown (Dublin Calling). Admission is free.
* Havana Tapas Bar is inviting to a Salsa Night with afro-latin percussion every Sat night 22:30-02:00. Bachata, salsa, merengue, reggeaton with resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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HORSE MARKET – SMITHFIELD PLAZA
And another month over: Every first Sunday of the month, the horse traders from Dublin and surrounding areas come together and sell and buy horses on Smithfield Plaza. This tradition is in place for many many years and after the modernisation of Smithfield Plaza, Dublin City tried to move the market to another location. This has not been successful yet and consequently the horse market is still a monthly feature in the City Centre. It starts relatively early in the morning and goes on until all traders have left, which is around 13:00. If you want to experience this somewhat anachronistic event, you should consider coming relatively early. I would recommend around 09:00-10:00 experience it at its peak. Experience it for yourself, it is a different world!! …and definitely not what you would expect in the centre of a European capital. ;-) Nick Carosello went there last month and took this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQnmu8K-IQ
I know that there are concerns about the welfare of the animals and I do know that ISPCA representatives are supervising the horse market. Please note that I am not suggesting that you buy a horse there or that you support the horse traders in any inappropriate acts. Instead I am only reporting that this event is taking place and that it might interest some of you to watch the trading or the horses. Your presence there will not change anything good or bad and if Dublin City didn’t allow this open and somewhat controllable market, the traders would sell their horses elsewhere where the ISPCA and the police could not be present. So leaving that market in place is probably a good idea and better for the animals than driving the trading into the underground.

CAR BOOT SALE – HAROLD’S CROSS GREYHOUND STADIUM
On Sunday 18 July from 09:00-15:00 the Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium Car Boot Sale will take place on the car park of the stadium (151 Harold’s Cross Road, Dublin). Visiting is free. If you want to sell your wares, check www.haroldscrosscarbootsale.com/ for details.

CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP – PHOENIX PARK
The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is taking place every Sun from 10:30-12:30. Up to 15 children can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. Children 5 years & over. The next workshops are 01 Aug: Fish of the Park, 08 Aug: Pond Life and 15 Aug: Save the Planet – Discover Eco Art. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html

VINTAGE CAR RALLY – DUNDRUM
Dundrum Town Centre is delighted to announce that
The Garden of Ireland Vintage Car Club (G.O.I.V.C.C.) will be holding their first “Classic and Vintage Car Exhibition” in Dundrum Town Centre on Sunday 01 Aug. All vintage car owners are invited to exhibit their classic cars in “Town Square” and “Pembroke Square” at the Dundrum Town Centre. The cars will be on display from 12:00-17:00. www.dundrum.ie/events/vintage-car-rally-at-dundrum/

CRAFTY MARKET – SHEBEEN CHIC
The Crafty Market, which was formerly taking place in the Food Co-op in Dublin 8 has moved closer to the City Centre and is now taking place in in Shebeen Chic on South Great Georges Street on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. The next market will take place on 01 Aug from 12:00-17:00. Admission is free and there’s live music all day. Expect Art and Crafts, Vintage clothes and bric a brac stalls, live acoustic music upstairs and downstairs ranging from Singer song writers via Trad bands to Jazz. Check out www.thecraftymarket.com

HAMLEYS EVENTS – DUNDRUM
Hamleys in Dundrum Town Centre are running a number of events at the weekend. Sun 01 Aug + Mon 02 Aug from 15:00-17:00: Totally Tropical Flamenco Dancers
Mon 02 from 13:00-15:00: Yo-Yo Workshop. “Come and practice your yo-yo skills in store. Please bring in your own yo-yo’s for this event.” www.dundrum.ie/events

FARMLEIGH HOUSE SUMMER FESTIVAL
On Sunday 01 Aug from 10:00-17:00 the Farmleigh Food Market will take place in Farmleigh House at the northern end of Phoenix Park.
And from 14:00-16:00 “Urban Box Social” will play their music in the Gardens of Farmleigh House. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerProgramme2010/Title,13451,en.html

NATIONAL GALLERY – SUNDAY WORKSHOP
On Sunday 01 Aug at 15:00 the workshop “Picture This! Decoration by Mainie Jellett” with Catriona Hardie (Room 2) will take place in the National Gallery in Clare Street & Merrion Square. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

HUMANIST ASSOCIATION MEETING
The Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) hosts an open meeting for Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers on the first Sunday of every month in Dublin. The next meeting is on 01 Aug and runs from 16:00-18:00. Each meeting is an informal gathering and an opportunity to meet fellow Humanists in a relaxed atmosphere, often a guest speaker or a topical discussion will take place. The venue is Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth St, Dublin 2. www.humanism.ie

COMEDY CRUNCH – SHEBEEN CHIC
Comdey Crunch will take place on MONDAY this week because of the Bank Holiday!
Free comedy + free ice-cream! The Comedy Crunch is a brilliant free Stand Up comedy which is downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street every week. It starts at 21:00 and the line-up is changing but always impressive. The next Comedy Crunch is on Sun 25 July. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

REGULAR SUNDAY EVENTS
* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Odeon Bar & Grill (Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2) are inviting all families on Sat+Sun from 12:00-18:00 to a “Matinee Brunch Club”. Good Food, Kids movies (14:00) and kids under 3 eat for free. www.odeon.ie/matinee.html
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Globe in Sth George’s Street from 20:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.myspace.com/sundayroast1
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* Every Sunday “The Latin Beat” will take place in the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-02:00. A band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes will be additional features. Admission is free. www.odeon.ie/
* The Burning Effigies are playing afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul every Sunday from 23:00 in Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. www.turkshead.ie
* Please note, that this event is not taking place until 19 Sept: Gardiner Street Gospel Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

WEEKEND EVENTS
If you are just looking for Sunday events, please check the event list for Saturday as well. A good few events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday, but it wouldn’t make sense to list them twice.

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BANK HOLIDAY
The 02 Aug is bank holiday in Ireland. It means that banks and many office based companies are closed. However most shops will be open and in international companies, like Google, Ebay etc, many people wills till work. Because the bank holiday often means that people go on holidays or visit their family in other parts of Ireland, there are traditionally not too many events taking place.
If you drive a car, make sure that you don’t mix up “bank holiday” with “Sunday”! The day is a Monday and therefore Taxi Ranks and bus lanes are what they are on a Monday. The only exception is Pay&Display parking. On a bank holiday there is no Pay&Display parking enforcement. This means you can park for free on the street.

FOCUS IRELAND TRIATHLON – DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR
On Mon 01 Aug between 07:45 and 10:00 the Focus Ireland Triathlon will take place in Dun Laoghaire. This Triathlon took place in the area around the Docklands Theatre in Dublin for the last two years and has been moved to Dun Laoghaire now.
There will be quite a number of (partial) road closures in the Don Laoghaire, Monkstown, Blackrock and Seapoint Area.
Watching the Traithlon is free. www.focusireland.ie/index.php/events-a-challenges/challenges/triathlon

HAMLEYS EVENTS – DUNDRUM
Hamleys in Dundrum Town Centre are running a number of events at the weekend. Mon 02 Aug from 15:00-17:00: Totally Tropical Flamenco Dancers
Mon 02 from 13:00-15:00: Yo-Yo Workshop. “Come and practice your yo-yo skills in store. Please bring in your own yo-yo’s for this event.” www.dundrum.ie/events

FARMLEIGH HOUSE SUMMER FESTIVAL
On Mon 02 Aug from 10:00-17:00 the Farmleigh Food Market will take place in Farmleigh House at the northern end of Phoenix Park.
And from 14:00-16:00 “Shindig” will play their music in the Gardens of Farmleigh House. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerProgramme2010/Title,13451,en.html

NORTHSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Now in its 4th year, the Northside Music Festival is a range of free summer time musical events presented at various venues across the northside of the city. The first performance of the Festival takes place on Monday 2nd August and the Festival finishes on Friday the 20th August. The full programme can be downloaded here www.dublin.ie/uploadedFiles/Neighbourhoods/northside%20music%20festivall.pdf This week’s events are:
+ Mon 02 Aug: Kíla will play from 14:00 outdoors in St. Anne’s Park (at the Red Stables), Dublin 3.
+ Thurs 05 Aug: Tonos will perform in St. Canice’s Church, Finglas, Dublin 11 from 20:00.
www.dublin.ie/neighbourhood/northside-music-festival.htm

CINE-CAFE – MOTHER REILLY’S – RATHMINES
Howard Linnane’s Irish movie screening night Cine-Café (an evening of short films) and Pint & Picture (full feature film screening) is still running and the website or facebook page for this event is still in the making. The event usually takes place on Mondays at 20:00 in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)), but to make sure that it is still continuing when you are interested to attend, check with Howard 085-1351822.

COMEDY CRUNCH – SHEBEEN CHIC
(see Sunday for details)

REGULAR MONDAY EVENTS
* Suspended until September, but resuming after that: Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* ‘Hugh Cooney Don’t Like Monday’, a cabaret and live visual performance by Hugh Cooney, will take place every Monday night from 20:30 at The Pygmalion, South William Street, Dublin 2 (formerly Ba Mizu in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.facebook.com/pygmaliondublin
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street: The Glór Sessions feature acoustic singer-songwriters, comedy, spoken word and poetry hosted by Stephen James Smith. Entry is free. www.stephenjamessmith.com/Glor.html www.facebook.com/TheGlorSessions
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.
* From 22:00, the front bar of Whelan’s is the venue for the Open Mic event “Acoustic Nightmares Night”, organised by the band The Mighty Stef and some members from The Last Tycoons. This is a free event. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2 from 22:00. Later: DJ Rasheed. Admission is free.

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NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
On Tues 03 Aug a National Gallery lecture will take place at 13:00. The topic is “Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont by Sir Joshua Reynolds (Room 51) with Isabella Evangelisti. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

GREEN DRINKS – MESSRS MAGUIRE
This month, Green Drinks welcome Greenpeace activist John Bowler as its guest speaker. John Bowler has been an activist with Greenpeace for almost 25 years and is currently a Project Leader with Greenpeace’s Forest campaign, focusing primarily on the global political requirements to save the world’s forests. His talk is entitled “Activism is NOT a crime” and John Bowler will elaborate his views on how governments inappropriately use the legal system to mute the voices of those who oppose their environmental policies. Green Drinks will take place on Tues 03 Aug (18:00-21:00) on the top floor of Messrs Maguire (O’Connell Bridge Burgh Quay, Dublin 2) and free vegetarian food platters will be available afterwards. Green Drinks Dublin is a free event (courtesy of Leaf Living, Ireland’s leading eco-provider) designed to bring people together every month – not only ecowarriors, not only hardcore carbon neutrals, just regular people who care about being a little greener. www.leafliving.com/eco-news/33/green-drinks www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144292882250307&ref=mf

NEW VOLTA FILM CLUB
On Tues 03 Aug the New Volta Film Club invites to a night of short films and animation. The vent takes place from 20:30 – 22:30 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147763585233897&ref=mf

REGULAR TUESDAY EVENTS
* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends
* From 21:30, O’Briens on Dame Street (next to the Mercantile Pub) is the venue for a further Open Mic event of acoustic rock’n’roll organised by the band The Mighty Stef. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2

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SEVEN TOWERS POETRY READING
On Wed 04 Aug at 13:15 “Chapters & Verse”, a Seven Towers poetry reading will take place at Chapters Bookshop, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, featuring American poets David and Judy Ray, and Raven. Wed. 4th August 1.15 pm. Admission free. www.seventowers.ie

CINEMA IN THE OPEN – DUNDRUM
Dundrum Town Centre invites to Cinema in the Open. The Pembroke Square at Dundrum Town Centre will, every Wednesday from 14 July – 18 Aug, host free cinema nights under the Summer sky. With a children’s movie at 17:00 followed by a popular movies at 19:00 both children and adults will be entertained. A selection of the 35 restaurants at Dundrum Town Centre will be promoting their own Movie Menu which, after being ordered and paid for can be taken out onto Pembroke Square to eat whilst enjoying the movies. The Schedule of films is
04 Aug: 17:00: Shrek 1, 19:00: Indiana Jones Raiders
11 Aug: 17:00: Charlottes Web, 19:00: Stardust
18 Aug: 17:00: Madagascar, 19:00: Top Gun
Seating is provided. www.dundrum.ie/cinemaintheopen/

BOOK READINGS FOR YOUNG ADULTS – BLACKROCK
Little Island is inviting to a celebration of the new young adult novels from Little Island: “New Town Soul” a supernatural thriller set in Blackrock by Dermot Bolger and “This ain’t no video game, kid” by local author Kevin Stevens will feature at a book reading in Dubray Books. Originally from the USA, Kevin Stevens now lives and works in Blackrock and will read from his debut novel for a young adult readership “This Ain’t No Video Game, Kid!”
Dermot Bolger’s novel “New Town Soul” is firmly set in Blackrock – so much so that its streets, houses and history almost makes Blackrock a character in itself. New Town Soul will be read by Amy Crowley of Independent Youth Theatre.
On Wed 04 Aug at 18:00 in Dubray Books, Blackrock Shopping Centre, Dublin.
RSVP via www.littleisland.ie/contact or by phone at 01 -298 3411. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.

LOVE THE CITY – DESIGN 21C
On Wed 04 Aug from 18:00-20:00, “Love the City: Design 21C”, a learning project about Dublin’s City Centre that will involve 16 individuals will be presented and introduced at the Science Gallery in the Naughton Institute of TCD. If you want to be part of the team that Learns big, Thinks boundlessly, Works collaboratively, Gathers a range of new methodologies, Magnifies their entrepreneurial spirit, Designs multiple quick solutions, and effects real change in Dublin’s City Centre, then this event and the information on www.design21c.com is for you. Admission is free but pre-booking s required. www.sciencegallery.com/events/2010/08/love-city-design-21c

REGULAR WEDNESDAY EVENTS
* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “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.thezodiacsessions.com/
* “The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesdays. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Wednesday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* 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).
* Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 with DJ Dotsie later. The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Admission is free.

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NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
On Thurs 05 Aug a National Gallery lecture will take place at 13:00. The topic is ” Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus by Diego Velázquez De Silva (Room 42)” with Marie Pike. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

OPERA IN THE OPEN 2010
A yearly event in August, Opera In The Open returns to the Amphitheatre at the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, just behind Christ Church. The opera performances take place on Thursdays at 13:00 with the following schedule:
* Thursday 05/08 – Don Pasquale – Donizetti
* Thursday 12/08 – Ariodante – Handel
* Thursday 19/08 – Cavalleria Rusitcana-Mascagni/Pagliacci – Leoncavallo
* Thursday 26/08 – Don Giovanni – Mozart
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCuture/ArtsOffice

RONNIE HUGHES – ARTIST’S TALK
Artist Ronnie Hughes will introduce his current exhibition in Hugh Lane Gallery, which is part of the Golden Bough series. He will talk from 13:00 on Thurs 05 Aug.
This talk is free and open to the public. Please meet in Gallery 8 in the Hugh Lane Gallery. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=492

IN-STORE EVENT – TOWER RECORDS
On Thurs 05 Aug “Ynvge and the Innocent” will perform in Tower Records in Wicklow Street. www.towerrecords.ie/News/202

THE BEAUTY SPOT – DAKOTA BAR
“The Beauty Spot at Dakota” is a weekly event that was launched on 13 May. It runs on Thursdays from 19:00-01:00 in the Dakota Bar, 8/9 South William Street, Dublin 2. It is a new night of Fashion, Beauty, Shopping and Drinks in association with Style Nation. “Featuring at the Beauty Spot will be regular beauty tips and advice given by Top Make Up Artists, Hair Stylists, alongside a ‘Pop Up Shop’ hosting vintage & contemporary fashion and accessories. The weekly Beauty Bar will have a different theme and treatments every week. Check out www.stylenation.ie for more info on The Beauty Spot and keep an eye on the twitter pages at www.twitter.com/stylenationshow and www.twitter.com/beautyspotlive
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=114929628540407

ODEON MOVIE CLUB
Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. Admission is free. The theme this month is “Foreign Season” and the films are 05 Aug: La Dolce Vita; 12 Aug: Goodbye Lenin, 19 Aug: City of God, 26 Aug: Delicatessen. For Seat/Table reservations call 478 2088 or mail hello@odeon.iewww.odeon.ie/gallery.html

REGULAR THURSDAY EVENTS
* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie
* The Poor Boys play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Tim. Admission is free.

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DESHONOS – IN-STORE EVENT – TOWER RECORDS
Deshonos will release their debut single on Fri 06 Aug and will be in Tower Records in Wicklow Street to perform and sign the single. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

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This section contains lots of events this week that happen in the future some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

THE ELVIS STORY
Many of you know that I sing in the backing choir of Kevin Doyle’s Elvis Tribute Show “The Elvis Story”. On Sun 15 Aug we will be back in the Olympia for a performance for one night only. It will be a super show and if you have never seen it, you should definitely come. (The people that have seen it do come back again and again anyway! ;-) ) Unfortunately shows in the Olympia are never free, so you have to buy tickets at www.ticketmaster.ie/Kevin-Doyle-Sings-the-Elvis-Story-tickets/artist/1039124 The tickets are EUR 25.50 or EUR 28 and I guarantee that you will enjoy the show!

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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. ;-)

DIGITAL TV
Do you NEED Digital TV? I am more than happy with Analogue TV and the rare occasion of me watching TV wouldn’t justify buying more equipment, required for watching Digital TV. If you are not too pushed about Digital TV either, then why are we spending 70 mio to let RTE (not the one with the best track record when it comes to wise use of tax payer’s money) roll-out a nationwide Digital TV service? No commercial provider will be involved, I guess because it just doesn’t make commercial sense for others to get involved. If it was a matter of adding Digital TV to the Analogue TV service, I wouldn’t object too much, but the plan is to switch of Analogue TV as soon as possible and therefore to FORCE us all to buy additional set-top boxes etc to watch TV again. You will NOT be able to use your analogue TV without a set-top box once the switch over to Digital TV has taken place! Totally unnecessary waste of money! www.rte.ie/news/2010/0729/dtt.html

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Have a wonderful loooong weekend! And I will probably spend some time on Monday preparing the next Event Guide so that next week I will not be as late again. :-O

Take care,

–Joerg

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