Event Guide 188: Beat the Street, Kickstart 2011, Flea Market, Jason Byrne, Temple Bar Trad Fest, Brownbread Mixtapes

January 21st, 2011

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 188
| 21 Jan 2011 Subscribers: 7849

Hi all!

I can’t write this Event Guide without saying something about what has happened in and around Kildare Street yesterday. The last 24 hours were hugely interesting if you are following the news and the political situation in Ireland. “Interesting” not because it was good or impressive, no, it was/is rather shocking and unbelievable. If you had any believe left in the ability of Irish politicians to run the country responsibly, it most likely is gone by now. We finally know that the next general election will be on 11 March, but if you expect everything to get better after the election, fasten the seat belt!
Brian Cowen is a dead-man walking and the whole government in is in bits. The vast majority of the parliament members in the governing parties (both Fianna Fail and the Greens) will not be there anymore and many have doubts if the replacements from other parties will be much better.
What should you do? Most importantly, DON’T ignore it! Even if politics bores you, make sure that you inform yourself, because it WILL affect you. So get passionate about your future and about who influences it! Get involved if you can and support others that are getting involved if you think they are good.
Most importantly, though, make sure that YOU take more control of your future. Politicians might set some (not necessarily a good) framework, and you will have to work around that if you want change.


Some while ago I was at a seminar and one of the most important things that we identified as crucial for personal development and for making progress in any area is FEROCIOUS CURIOSITY! Talk to people, go to free or non-free events in the area that you are interested and read books and read more books and then read another few! :-)

I know that some of you tend to ignore the lectures that I mention here in the Event Guide, but have a look at them sometimes. The amount of knowledge you can get for free is amazing!

BTW: The people that contacted me being interested about learning how to set goals will hear from me soon! :-)

This week we did burst through the 7800 subscribers figure and the increase per week is taking up speed again. I still need your help! Suggest to all your friends and all your colleagues that they subscribe by sending a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject SUBSCRIBE DEG or alternatively on the Facebook Page (see the Join Email List Tab).

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Today’s Feel Good Slot is a song! A song that talks about what we need to be successful, to feel good and to remain positive: We need dreams and imagination and I sooo wish our political leaders were able to fill us with dreams and imagination! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf6u6TOIMhE Enjoy the song and note as well how every single person contributes to something that grows and grows and grows! Be the change you want to see in the world!!

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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.

______Joerg’s 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.


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This week, I plan to go to the Cujo Family concert in the Button Factory on Saturday. On Sunday I will try to go to Kickstart in Dun Laoghaire and to the Dublin Flea Market. In the evening I will be at the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass, but if That was not on my list, I would try to get free tickets for the Jason Byrne performance in the Olympia. Check it out.

On Wednesday the NCI Sales Masterclass, the Jupiter Watch in Phoenix Park and the Brownbread Mixtapes tempt me! Too many good events at the same time! :-) On Thursday the Italian Piano concert sounds intriguing and the interview workshop is a Must Go event if you are looking for a job!


I am working on getting more competitions for the new year, I know how much you like them. :-) If you work in a company that would like to let the readers know about your products or events through this competition section, just contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com

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Hurray, we have our first competition in 2011! And who better than A1Computers, a big supporter and sponsor of this Dublin Event Guide! A1Computers in Dun Laoghaire repair computers, look after networks+servers, do Emergency Data recovery and sell over 22,000 computer & office products. And they are now celebrating their 20th birthday, but they need your help with the celebrations: Whoever posts the most useful suggestion on how they should celebrate their 20th year in business on the facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/A1-Computers-Sales-Services-Ltd-Ireland/136450665858 will receive a EUR 100 voucher for computer repairs at A1 Computers. Your suggestion has to be posted before 10 Feb! The A1 Computers website is www.a1computers.ie/

______Dublin News______________

Have you ever heard the foghorns across Dublin Bay on a foggy or misty day/night? It is an eerie and spooky sound, but at the same time it is comforting as well, because it confirms that you are not alone and that there is something somewhere that will be able to guide you. Unfortunately, though, if you have never heard them, you won’t get a chance anymore as the foghorns on Irish Lighthouses are a thing of the past. The Commissioners of Irish Lights has announced that all fog signals have been switched off on the basis that today’s technology makes them obsolete. Some disagreed, saying that small boats may not have GPS equipment and it may fail on larger ones, but the decision has been made. www.dublinpeople.com/content/view/4189/57/

The Economic and Social Research Institute has dreamt up the number of 50,000 people that will emigrate in 2011 and another 50,000 in 2012. I am not sure how they come up with these numbers, but it might be based on their expectation that 25,000 jobs will be lost this year. At the same time they are claiming that the economy is set to grow by 1.5% this year, with exports increasing by 6% and allegedly there will be a GDP growth of 2.25% next year. Unemployment is forecast to average 13.5% this year, dropping slightly to 13% next year. The 50,000 emigrants would be more than the 44,000 who left the country in 1989, the peak year for emigration in the 1980s. To be honest, I dare to disagree! I don’t think it will be 50,000 people because the situation is by far not as bleak as it was in 1989 and I hope for the initiative that people will take as suggested in the introduction to this newsletter. I have no plans to leave and if you are staying too, then there will be at least TWO people left. ;-) www.rte.ie/news/2011/0120/economy.html

Are you bothered, bewildered or just bogged down with life at the moment? – Mary Keating, MA, trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist, is available for appointments in Custom House Medical Centre, IFSC or at 20 Lower Baggot Street. Please phone 01-6776253 or 0868783086 or email mkeating@iol.ie for enquiries or to make an appointment. Her fees are appropriate to circumstances, so talk to her if you could do with some help and support. www.agalma.ie/therapists/mary-keating

I have never been in the Mermaid Café, but Gruel was a fascinating place. It was bizarre, surreal and cool at the same time. The service was never really overly friendly, but the food was VERY good. The whole experience was “different” and with that it was a unique place that will be missed. The owners of the two restaurants, which were next to each other in Dame Street have no criticised the “short-sighted” behaviour of landlords, which they say will force many city traders out of business and ruin the character of the capital. Mark Harrell and Ben Gorman, who first opened the Mermaid Cafe on Dame Street in 1996, paid 15,000 Irish Pound as a yearly rent for the Mermaid Café. The combined rent on the two restaurants at 68 and 69 Dame Street was EUR 190,000 when they closed. This is an absolutely mad increase and I am not surprised that it doesn’t make sense anymore to run a business under these conditions. Harrell and Gorman are now liquidating their company, the restaurants were closed on 23 Dec and all 30 employees were made redundant. If landlords continue like that many more shops and restaurants will have to close and the reason will NOT be “the economy”, but will be the greed of the developers, banks and other investors. Considering that they are the same people we are supplying with money through NAMA and the bank bailout (which we have to pay with our taxes), it is unbelievable that we are paying twice to the same gangsters! www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2011/0114/1224287488277.html

Kate Lewis, a final year student of psychology in Trinity College, needs your help. For her project she needs many people to fill in a survey about emotional expression/ regulation and positive social behaviours. The survey is anonymous and confidential and it only takes about 5-10 min to complete. Can you please help Kate and fill in this online survey: www.surveygizmo.com/s3/439343/psychology-fyp-emotions BTW, there are some prices to win as well! ;-)

This Fri and Sat is Grandmother and Grandfather Day in Poland and if you are Polish make sure that you give your grandparents a call or remember them. If you are NOT Polish, it is a good excuse to ring your grandparents as well. I am sure they will appreciate it. :-) And if your grandparents are in Ireland, then get them to subscribe to the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. ;-) Dzie? Babci (Grandmother Day) is on Friday and Dzie? Dziadka (Grandfather Day) on Saturday. www.answers.com/topic/national-grandparents-day#Poland

Last week I invited you to send me Good News. Unfortunately I didn’t get a single mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with GOOD NEWS in the subject of the mail. That means that you either are not that pushed about reading good news, or there are no good news or you didn’t read the Event Guide! :-) So, I am inviting you again. ;-)


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 7500+ 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.

If you have diagnosed bowel, cardiac, weight or diabetes challenges then you KNOW how important it is to know what and how to eat to be as healthy as possible. But many of us tend to ignore the little problems we have until they become big. If you think that your health could be improved and if you agree that healthy eating is important, then Tara Raftery will be able to help you! Tara is a Consultant Dietitian, who graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first class Honours degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She then worked as a Clinical Dietitian and is currently doing a PhD investigating the area of Nutrition and Crohn’s Disease. In parallel she recently started her own Nutrition and Dietetic Consultancy Practice in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Tara can provide dietary advice on an extensive range of nutrition related issues, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cardiac Heath, Weight Management, Diabetes Mellitus, PCOS, Coeliac Disease or just simply Healthy Eating. Tara is a good friend and long term reader and supporter of the Dublin Event Guide and if you want to eat healthier, talk to her! To contact her check out www.leinsterclinic.ie/services/nutrition-and-dietetics/ or send a mail to TaraRaftery.dietitian@gmail.come for further information.

More to come! New companies that will be mentioned here soon are a Car Sharing Scheme. Watch this space.


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.

The Irsko.fotoklub was established in August 2007 in Dublin as a non-profit association of amateur and professional photographers. Its aim is to develop and popularize photography in the Slovak and Czech community living in Ireland. The Irsko.fotoklub will exhibit their work from 17-24 Jan and from 28 Jan-11 Feb in the EU House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Opening hours are weekdays from 09:00-17:00. irskofotoklub.com/2011/01/07/photoexhibition-ireland-by-czech-slovak-photographers/

An exhibition that was wonderfully compiled by the people in Designing Dublin and that was hugely popular will be shown once more. The exhibition is called “100 exciting things you did not know about the City Centre” and you will be surprised how many nuggets of interesting information and details you will find that you really didn’t know. The exciting things are a compilation of places, happenings, uses, stories, curiosities and feelings that Designing Dublin have heard from the 2000 people that we have spoken to so far. If you didn’t see the exhibition in Filmbase in November, you should take the opportunity to see it from 17-28 Jan in the Atrium of the Civic Offices at Wood Quay. It will be open during business hours.


Fri 21 Jan: 13:30 Iranian Embassy, 72 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
A protest against the execution of Iranian and Kurdish political prisoners in Iran will take place. This protest is specifically to protest at the execution of Kurdish political prisoner Husen Xizri on Saturday. www.indymedia.ie/article/98688

Fri 21 Jan: 19:00 – Lutheran Church St. Finian’s, 24 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2
The opening concert of this year’s ‘Jugend musiziert’ competition, which is a prestigious classical music competition for young people, will take place on Fri 21 Jan at St. Finian’s Lutheran Church of Ireland. Come along and listen to contributions of past year’s prize winners. A reception at the Lutheran House will follow after the concert. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. www.dublin.diplo.de/Vertretung/dublin/en/Startseite.html

Fri 21 Jan: 20:30 – Vanilla Club, Hampton Hotel, Morehampton Road, D4
If you are single, over 30 and want to meet lots of other single people, then this event is for you. The first birthday celebration of Takes2club means that the event will be free as it says here: www.dublinevents.com/events/other/takes-2-singles-night.php . To confirm your place ring 01-2822222 or Text 086-8163217 or 083-3775685. www.takes2club.ie

Throughout January the Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 21 Three’s Company
Sat 22 Superfly
Fri 28 Who’s Eddie
Sat 29 Bree Harris Band
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:30. In addition on Sundays at 21:00 Mick Harvey & Guests will be on stage.

* 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.
*Graeme McKenna is playing an acoustic gig (Trad to contemporary) every Friday in the Maldron Hotel, Kingswood near CityWest from 19:00.
* 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.


Go to the Temple Bar Food Market this week, because next week all will be different until June: Due to the (surprisingly long) construction process of the umbrella project, an umbrella type retractable roof for Meeting House Square (Pictures are here: blog.templebar.ie/?p=821), the Temple Bar Food Market will have to leave Meeting House Square until June. Instead the market will now take place at three new locations around Temple Bar. The new locations are ‘Up-Town’ Old City, ‘Mid-Town’ East Essex Street and ‘Down-Town’ Curved Street which you can see on the map at blog.templebar.ie/?p=1859 . ‘Up-Town’ will offer a diverse range of fresh fruit and vegetables, ‘Mid-Town’ will be filled with stalls offering fresh hot food and ‘Down-Town’ will offer a range of stalls trading fresh Irish meats and freshly baked breads. The Temple Bar Designer Mart in Cow’s Lane will be on holidays until 12 March.

The extremely active and buzzing Grand Social (formerly Pravda) near Ha’Penny Bridge is running a Flea Market in the pub every Sat from 12:00-17:00. The next Flea Market is on Sat 22 Jan. Vintage, Retro, Clothes, Music, Books, Furniture, Crafts, Bric-a-Brac, Food, Stalls, Live Performances, Vinyl Dj’s. And if you want to sell something yourself, just contact hapennyflea@thegrandsocial.ie

Sat 22 Jan: 13:00 – Temple Bar Square
A lively and open jam session on the streets of Dublin is a new event which will take place every fortnight. “Beat the Streets” is free to everyone with or without an instrument. Bring the community spirit back to our streets, play some music and have some fun while you’re at it. All instruments (drum, saxophone, fiddle, flute, spoons or even a pot or pan) and people of all abilities are welcome. For the first few weeks it will start in the same place at the same time, after that it might move. www.indymedia.ie/article/98612

Sat 22 Jan: 14:00-17:00 – Paris Bakery, Moore Street, Dublin 1
The Association des Français et Amis de la France en Irlande (AFI) is inviting to a tasting of Galette des Rois in the Paris Bakery in Moore Street. There will other French patisseries and tea and coffee as well. Oh, and your children are explicitly invited as well. ;-) www.afi.ie/fr/activites/paris-bakery-galette-rois-dublin.html

+ A Gallery Talk “The Derrynaflan Hoard” for Adults will take place in the Archaeology section in Kildare Street on Sat 22 Jan from 12:00-12:30. “Discover more about the stunning Early Christian creation of the Derrynaflan paten, chalice and strainer found in Co.Tipperary on this talk by Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire. No booking required. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2023

Sat 22 Jan: 11:00-13:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square.
Taster Workshops for Adult Drawing and Painting Classes: Adults are invited to join Hugh Lane Gallery artists in these half hour taster sessions in life drawing, drawing from the collection and painting. Drop in at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 or 12:30 to try your hand at a sample from the regular adult courses. The workshops are free and no booking is necessary. If you find something you like you can register for one of the 8-week courses on the day. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=650

Sat 22 Jan: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Clare Street/Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!” with Clare Henderson. Admission is free, no booking required. Family Programme
‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!’ with Clare Henderson. Admission free, no booking required.

Sat 22 Jan: 21:30-22:30 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar
The Cujo Family is a brilliant bluegrass and folk rock band from Bray and this gig promises to be high energy and very entertaining. Admission is free. www.myspace.com/stoneymoany and www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183669538320908&index=1

Sat 22 Jan: before 22:30 – Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
TransAutoRadio, a “semi-instrumental project that defies description”, perform at The Midnight Hour in Whelan’s (Upstairs). Admission is free before 22:30. www.whelanslive.com/listings/

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a new event in The Globe in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with live bands Pavement Kings and The Wayward Sinner Boys (in alternating weeks, it seems) from 20:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free. www.globe.ie

* 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 in 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 on a break until spring (or possibly forever, says the cynic in me). 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
* The weekly Honest2goodness food market with fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines in Glasnevin is open from 09:30-12:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre. (www.honest2goodness.ie)
* At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food + there’s free popcorn and ballons&facepainting for the kids. www.blackrockmarket.com/ Opening: Sat+Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, Sun: 12:00-17:30
* 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.
* 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
* Trad Session – Schoolhouse Pub in 2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge. Every Saturday from 20:30 singers, guitar, fiddle, banjo, accordion, whistle, pipers, bodhran etc are all welcome to join in. www.schoolhousehotel.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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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 20 children can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. Children 5 years & over. The next workshops are 23 Jan: Medieval Life – Includes visit to Ashtown Castle, 30 Jan: Pond Life. You can check with the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (Phone 01-6770095) to make sure that it takes place. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html

Sun 23 Jan: 11:00-17:00, Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket Square, (Off Cork Street), Dublin 8. Since last year all car boot sales and outdoor flea markets were ruthlessly stopped by Dublin City, this is one of the few remaining flea markets in Dublin. Stalls with hand-made goods, art, jewellery, furniture, records, vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and lots more unwanted items that may just be what you always were looking for. Admission is free. www.dublinflea.ie/

Sun 23 Jan: 12:00-15:00, People’s Park, Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire
Kickstart the New Year with a family day outdoors with a sporty twist in the Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire. Kickstart 2011 aims to get people out and about after the excesses of Christmas, get people moving and having some fun. The Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) Sports Department will be on hand with some sporty fun and DLR Leisure Services will be in the park and ready to offer their fitness assessment as well as information on the DLR leisure centres in the county. There will be bouncy castles and inflatable games with an active theme and face painters and the DLR Events DJ will complete the line up. The event is free. www.dlrevents.ie/kickstart2011.html

The Sunday Concerts in the Hugh Lane Gallery, formerly called “Sunday at Noon”, are free concerts of mostly classical music in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Before the summer these concerts took place from 12:00-13:00, but the gallery’s website still doesn’t tell us the starting time. Assume it is again 12:00-13:00! The concert on the 23 Jan is Ensemble Avalon with Ioana Petcu-Colan (Violin), Gerald Peregrine (Cello), Michael McHale (Piano) performing Debussy, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Mozart. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=662

The Crafty Market in Shebeen Chic on South Great Georges Street now has a Swop Shop included and is now a weekly market. The next Crafty Market will take place on Sun 23 Jan Dec from 13:00-18:30. 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. www.facebook.com/craftymarket?ref=ts

Sun 23 Jan: 13:30. Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square.
Lecturer and critic Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith will give a walk through response to the current exhibition. This lecture is free and open to the public. Places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=600

Saucy Sundays is a new live music session happening in the The Grand Social (former Pravda) near Ha’Penny Bridge. On 23 Jan it will run from 16:30-23:00 with a line up of musicians from all round the country. The line up is John Davidson & Shane Booth, Loco Swing, Sharon Reid and the Attic Knights, The Rambleers, Jack & The Band, Moo, Jupe, Water Woods and Mountains. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

+ The Hands on History Family Event on Sun 23 Jan from 15:00-16:00 in Collins Barracks is for Families with children 5 yrs+ and provides a “Fun family learning with the Museum’s collection of objects especially for handling.” Drop in event. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2025

The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Observational drawing from Tuttle” and will take place on 23 Jan from 15:00-16:00. No booking necessary. Early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=633

Sun 23 Jan: 18:45 – Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Irish Comedian Jason Byrne will record his new DVD “Dave’s One Night Stand” in the Olympia Theatre on Sun 23 Jan with Milton Jones and more guests to be announced. You can be in the audience for this live recording and tickets are free. The show starts at 18:45 and you should expect a duration of up to 3 hours because there might be sections that have to repeated etc. You have to be over 18 and photo ID is required. To get tickets you need to request them here www.applausestore.com/applausestore-book-show.php?id=335&bid=1 (Registration on the site seems to be required.)

* 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
* The Crafty Market in Shebeen Chic on South Great Georges Street is taking place from 13:00-18:30. Admission is free and there are 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. www.thecraftymarket.com
* Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Sweet & Lowdown Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. www.stellabass.com and a video is here gush.ie/clients/sweetlow/video/
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Mercantile in 28 Dame Street from 21:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Ireland/Sunday-Roast/57594006610
* Graeme McKenna plays an acoustic gig (from trad to contemporary) every Sun at 18:00 in Number6 on Smithfield Square. www.number6.ie/
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* Shazwanda Show – Dragon Bar. Each Sunday the ‘The Shazwanda Show’ takes place in the Dragon in Sth Great Georges Street from 20:00 to watch X Factor followed by a cabaret and comedy show from 21:00. Admission is free www.facebook.com/Shazwanda www.sharynhayden.com
* Comedy Crunch – Shebeen Chic. The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street from 21:00 every week. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* 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
* 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

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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Mon 24 Jan: 10:00-16:00 – Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew St, Dublin 2
The Green eBusiness Seminar will take place in the offices of Cultivate in St. Andrews Street. The seminar description says “In the last two decades eBusiness in general and the Internet in particular has revolutionised how business is done. As the green economy continues to evolve eBusiness will become more and more important in every aspect of commerce. The green economy will also present new opportunities to those who understand eBusiness as new ways of communicating and networking and of marketing, selling and distributing of green services and products will be required. Participants will learn how eBusiness has evolved and how it will be a part of a sustainable future through a mix of video presentation and discussion. This one day seminar is an introduction to the Green Work’s course, Green eBusiness: ICT and eCommerce in the Green Economy. Admission is free. www.cultivate.ie/index.php?view=article&id=1012:ebusiness&catid=88888930

Mon 24 Jan: 18:00 – Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St, Dublin 2.
The 14th annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture “Mr Kennedy Miller’s Very Capable Company of Irish Players” (1889-1906) by Dr. Christopher Fitz-Simon,
author of The Boys, Eleven Houses, etc. Admission is free, but booking is essential at
Tel. 674 4873 / 674 4806 www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/14th_annual_gilbert_lecture.aspx

* Cine Café (an evening of short films) and Pint & Picture (full feature film screening) are Howard Linnane’s Irish movie screening nights at 20:00 in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)). To make sure that it is still continuing, check with Howard 085-1351822.
* ‘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 (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
* In O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) a live music session “Jam with Karmann Reeves” will take place. Musicians are welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
+ Comedy Night in Panti Bar. A new free Comedy Night with comedy improv, stand up and sketch every Monday night in Panti Bar on Capel St from 21:00. entertainment.ie/event/Comedy/Pantibar/A-Bear-A-Bull-And-A-Chicken-Walk-Into-A-Bar/2563419.htm
* 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.


On Tues 25 Jan at 10:30 a lecture in the National Gallery on Merrion Square/Clare Street will take place. The title is “The Effect on Light on Colour in Watercolours” with Niamh McGuinne, National Gallery of Ireland. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Tues 25 Jan: 14:30. Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle
A film screening of Birth of a Nation, episode 1 of Iran the Forgotten Glory: An Awe-Inspiring Journey into the Majesty and Splendour of Ancient Persia by Makan Karandish, Mystic Films International, from the Achaemenid Empire to Alexander of Macedonia (52 mins) will take place in the CBL. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Tues 25 Jan: 19:00 – The Neil/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub, beside Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
“Developing Asia: Economic Outlook and Post-Crisis Challenges” is the title of a public lecture by Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank. The event is organised by the Trinity International Development Initiative and admission is free. www.tcd.ie/tidi www.tcd.ie/tidi/news/#link_Kuroda2011 www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/18071.html

Tues 25 Jan: Time? – Marian Pool, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
The Dalkey Scubadivers are running a free “try-a-dive” class on Tues 25 Jan and Tues 01 Feb to give you a chance to see if you like the Scuba Diving. The Dalkey Scubadivers, who are in existence for 35 years and who train many divers, are starting a new training course on 08 Feb, for which you can sign up (not free!) if you like it.
You have to book the “try-a-dive” class and you can do that and find more information here www.dalkeyscubadivers.com and here
www.dalkeyscubadivers.com/images/DSD_Poster_2011.jpg Don’t ask for the starting time! I expect it will be either 19:00 or 20:00, but you never know. Thanks to Yvonne L for letting me know about this event.

Tues 25 Jan: 19:30 – Shebeen Chic, 4 Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2.
At the next Shebeen Flick event the films will be: Blush (2009) by Cathy Brady, a Documentary (8min) and “Pyjama Girls” (2010) by Maya Derrington, a Documentary (80min). The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Maya Derrington. www.facebook.com/shebeenflick?v=wall

The Crackity Jones’ Tuesday Movie event takes place every Tuesday in the downstairs room of The Grand Social (formerly Pravda) in Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1. The screening starts at 19:30 (sharp) and will be followed by a themed DJ set. Admission is free and you are invited to bring your own cushions. The film on 25 Jan will be Flawless with Robert deNiro www.facebook.com/crackityjonespromo

Tues 25 Jan: 20:30 – Echange Dublin, Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Pizzica and Tammurriata, dances from the South of Italy will be danced in the Exchange Dublin. Everybody is welcome to join in and to dance. The Tuesday event will be a free event, where people who know the dances will enjoy the music and all beginners are welcome to join in and dance or just watch and listen to the music.

* 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
* O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) has a live music session with Sean Og McKenna and Friends every Tue at 21:00. Musicians welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
* Live Jazz and Blues from 21:00 every Tuesday in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
* 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


Wed 26 Jan: 14:00 – 17:00 – National College of Ireland, IFSC
A Sales-Spark Masterclass will be the next “Innovation Unplugged Series” Event at the NCI. Admission is free, but you have to book your place on www.ncirl.ie/site/event_form.asp?id=242 Topics covered are Basic Principles Of Selling; Understanding How and Why People Buy; Matching your Sales Technique To How People Buy; Closing Deals; Objection Handling; What makes you unique?; Defining Your “Elevator Pitch”. Presenters are Len Brennan (Director, Product2Market) and Paul Harrison (Director, Product2Market)

The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to a film screening. On Wed 26 Jan at 18:00 the film “Cosas que nunca te dije” (1996) by Isabel Coixet (in Spanish with English subtitles) will be shown. The Instituto Cervantes is on Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha69635_16_2.htm

26-30 Jan: Temple Bar
From 26-30 Jan the cobbled streets of Temple Bar will play host to Ireland’s premier celebration of Irish Music and Culture. This will be TradFest’s sixth year and is set to be the biggest and best yet. Concerts, pub trails, parades, marching pipe bands, a playground, film screenings, street performers, a restaurant trail, free street entertainment and much more are part of the festival. Check out the website at www.templebartrad.com to find out what exactly is taking place. Most free events will take place next weekend and are in this brochure www.templebartrad.com/_domain/media/familyflyerfinal.pdf The Main events are high profile, but not free and the flyer is massive in download size for two lousy pages: www.templebartrad.com/_domain/media/finalmainflyer.pdf

Wed 26 Jan: 18:00, Dubray Books, Grafton Street
The launch of ‘Postcards from the Heart’ by Ella Griffen will take place in Dubray Books. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Astronomy Ireland is running Public Watches where you will get to see through some of Ireland’s most powerful telescopes. On 26 Jan from 19:00 Astronomy Ireland will be hosting Jupiter Telescope Watches in various locations all around the country. The Dublin Watch will be at the Papal Cross Carpark in Phoenix Park. Jupiter is well placed in the night skies this time of year and Astronomy Ireland will be setting up very powerful telescopes on these nights for the public to see through. The watches give astronomers and prospective astronomers of all levels (beginners and experts) an opportunity to meet other astronomers, to share their views and knowledge of astronomy with each other and maybe make some new friends. The events are free and open to everyone. Make sure that you are wrapped up warm when coming, it wil probably be very chilly. www.astronomy.ie/jupiterwatchesjan11.php

Wed 26 Jan: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
“The Lonely Voice: Short Story Introductions” is back. It is a popular monthly short story competition, which is open once more and submissions are accepted. The January reading takes place on Wednesday 26th September and all details including the rules you can find on www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/thelonelyvoice.html

Wed 26 Jan: 19:00 – Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
The Bloom Public Meeting “A Justice Response to the EU-IMF Loans: Local & Global Perspectives” will take place. Chaired by Nessa Ní Chasaide, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland and with speakers
* Michael Taft (UNITE): The Irish crisis and the EU-IMF intervention
* Jose Antonio Gutierrez (Latin America Solidarity Centre): Lessons from Latin America
* Andy Storey (Afri): Lessons from the wider world and proposals for Ireland
* Siobhan O’Donoghue (Community Platform): Community alternative
Organised by the Bloom Movement for Global Justice, a movement of people working for radical change for a just world. Members of Bloom are Africa Centre, Comhlámh, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Latin America Solidarity Centre. Admission free. www.indymedia.ie/article/98685

The Annual JJ O’Meara lecture will take place in Wed 26 Jan at 19:00 and is entitled “Reading in Renaissance Europe: the Humanists at Work by Professor Anthony Grafton of Princeton University. Admission is free, but advance booking is required for this event. Booking will open on the NLI website once the NLI Society membership are notified by post. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

On Wed 26 Jan the monthly Brownbread Mixtapes will take place in The Stag’s Head in Dame Lane at 20:30. The show is hosted and run by Kalle Ryan and Enda Roche and this month’s theme is “Begin Again”. Performers are MUSIC: Lindsey Ryan (www.facebook.com/pages/Lindsey-Ryan/123424047721602) and Andy Delamere (www.myspace.com/andy.delamere); POETRY: Colm Keegan (theblogsthejob.blogspot.com/); THEATRE: Dylan McDonough; COMEDY:
The Brownbread Players (www.youtube.com/thebrownbreadmixtape) with Eva Bartley, Gus McDonagh and Kalle Ryan. brownbreadmixtape.wordpress.com

* 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
* The Alex Mathias Jazz Quartet will perform every Thursday from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street. www.alexmathias.com/
* Rhythm ‘n’ Booze in Sin É, Ormond Quay takes place every Wed from 21:00. Live music with DJ afterwards is the weekly programme and the details are here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001171626567
* 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.


The free seminar “How to get the most out of your People, Budgets & your Enterprise Agreement & Microsoft Office 2010” will take place on Thurs 27 Jan from 08:00-10:30 (Breakfast & registration from 08:00-08:30) in SureSkills, 14 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. This seminar will be suitable for you if you want more information about the benefits of Microsoft Office 2010 or are thinking of upgrading your current version of Microsoft Office; to help you optimise the use of Microsoft applications more effectively and collaborative to get the most from your investment; to help you maximise your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and explain how to redeem your training vouchers for free training days www.sureskills.com/microsoft_office_2010_enterprise_agreements.html

Thurs 27 Jan: 13:10 – Chester Beatty Library
The lecture “Sizing up the Shahnama in Medieval and Later Persian Art” by Dr Marianna Shreve Simpson, Independent Scholar, Baltimore, Maryland will take place in the CBL. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

iYoga (the Iyengar Yoga Centre of North Dublin) is inviting you to their Thursday Sweeteners. On 27 Jan the theme will be “Yoga Gala with iYoga teachers”. In addition there are free Yoga classes for Level 1 from 18:15-19:15 and for Intro 2 Yoga from 19:20-20:20. iYoga is at 1st Floor, 365 – 367 North Circular Road, Phibsborough, Ireland, Dublin 7. www.facebook.com/pages/iYoga-Dublin/139103919452651?v=wall www.iyoga.ie/

Thurs 27 Jan: 16:00-17:00: Irih Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, D8
Featured in the exhibition The Moderns are first editions by leading Irish writers including W.B Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh, Brian Friel, and Seamus Heaney which feature a range of commissions by visual artists. This provides the context for author and critic Brian Dillon to explore the influences and legacies of iconic literary figures from the historical to the contemporary, tracing the shared affinities, influences and collaborations between artists and writers. Admission is free, but booking is required: www.imma.ie/en/subnav_50.htm

Irish Academic Press invites to a reception to celebrate the launch of “Inside – Ireland’s Women’s Prisons, Past and Present” by Christina Quinlan. Guest Speaker will be John Lonergan, Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison. Refreshments will be served. The launch will take place in Boston College, 42 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 on 27 Jan at 18:00. Admission is free, but you have to register with Karen O Donoghue on T: 01 2989937 or info@iap.ie

Part of the Career Direction and Development Programme 2011 is an interactive workshop with interview coach Laura McGrath on Thrus 27 Jan from 18:30-20:00 in the Central Library, Business Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. Admission is free but booking is required. The title of this interactive interview skills workshop is ‘Get that Interview! Answering the Top Ten Questions’
The session, presented in association with Interview Techniques.ie, will be delivered by leading interview coach Laura McGrath, and will focus on how best to answer the top ten interview questions.
To book, contact Central Library at 01 8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie and for more information about the event, check www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/career_direction_and_development_programme_2011.aspx

As part of the Temple Bar Tradfest 2011 the IMRO Traditional Music Showcases will take place on Thurs 27 Jan and on Fri 28 Jan. As part of the festival, IMRO will be running 2 showcase concerts which will take place in the New Theatre (43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2. www.thenewtheatre.com) in Temple Bar.
+ Showcase 1: Thurs 27 Jan: 18:00 with Goitse 18:30-18:50 and Brendan O’Sullivan 19:00-19:20. 7:00pm – 7:20pm
+ Showcase 2: Fri 28 Jan: 18:00 with Torcán 18:30-18:50 and Seána Davey 19:00-19:20. Entry to these showcases is free but due to limited capacity, booking is essential. Email membership@imro.ie by Mon 24 Jan to reserve your seat.
www.templebartrad.com www.imro.ie

“The Beauty Spot at Dakota” is a weekly event 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.

Thurs 27 Jan: 20:00 – Education and Visitor Centre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. The lecture ‘Ireland’s vegetation on the move; from the ice-age to now and beyond’ by Professor Fraser Mitchell will take place. “The talk will explore both the history and future of our flora, focusing on how the legacy of the past influences our current flora and how much this will determine the future. Ireland has a rich and varied flora of native and introduced plants.” www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Thurs 27 Jan: 20:00, Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, D2
An Incontro-Concerto with Antoni O’Breskey and his nomadic piano will take place in the Pavilion of the Istituto Italiano from 20:30. Admission is free, but seating is limited and doors open at 20:00 and close again at 20:15! The Musical Biography “From Ireland to Andalusia … to Africa, passing by Salento” is described here “And magically the piano starts to sing like a harp, to cry like a sean nós, to laugh like an Uileann pipe, to run like an African drum, to dance like a Flamenco guitar, to talk like a fiddle, to enjoy like a banjo, to swing like a Jazz trumpet …”
More information is here

Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. Admission is free. The theme for January is “Comedy” and the movies are 27 Jan: Some Like it Hot. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

The music duo R.E.D. are hosting a free Open Mic Night for musicians every Thursday in Darky Kellys pub on Fishamble Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8. Would you like to play music in front of a live audience or hear undiscovered stars? Names of contributors are taken from 21:30 and the gig starts at 22:00. For details check:

* 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.


Irish Academic Press invites to a reception to celebrate the launch of the book “From the Medieval to the Contemporary Glass Making” by John M. Hearne. Guest Speaker will be Dr Patrick F. Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland. Refreshments will be served and the event will take place in the Oak Room, Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2 on 28 Jan at 18:00. Admission is free, but you have to register with Karen O Donoghue on 01-2989937 or info@iap.ie


This section contains events that will 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:

Sat 29 Jan: 10:00-18:00 – Science Gallery, Naughton Institute, TCD, Pearse Street.
On 28 Jan the new Science Gallery Exhibition “Visceral: The Living Art Experiment” will be launched and you will be able to visit the exhibition from 28 Jan – 25 Feb. On Sat 29 Jan the Visceral Symposium will take place and because you need to pre-book here www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/01/visceral-symposium I already mention it this week. Go to the website to find out all the details. The description says “The symposium will cover cultural strategies that engage and scrutinise with development in the life sciences, with a particular emphasis on hands-on artistic research embedded within a biological laboratory. Two of SymbioticA’s co-founders and a selection of SymbioticA residents will speak on art and biology from different perspectives: political, ethical, historical, aesthetical and more.” All clear? :-P Admission is free, but booking is required.

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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. ;-)

Boots, the chemist chain, made headlines in recent weeks when they first announced that they would provide flu vaccination in Boots in Ireland and later, that they would provide the Morning-after-Pill in Ireland as well and without a prescription (www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/boots-to-offer-morning-after-pill-without-prescription-488778.html). You might have medical or moral concerns about one or the other issue, but in general, most people think it is a positive development that there is an alternative to an expensive and essentially unnecessary doctor’s visit in these two cases. Points for Boots! But then, one of the Sunday newspapers, the “Irish Mail on Sunday” compared prices and found out that Boots charges in both cases twice (!!) the price they charge in the UK for the same service. The flu vaccination is EUR 15.64 in the UK and EUR 30 in Ireland. (findarticles.com/p/news-articles/mail-on-sunday-london-england-the/mi_8003/is_2011_Jan_9/boots-double-swine-flu-jab/ai_n56632614/) The morning after pill is EUR 22.17 in the UK and EUR 45 in Ireland. Ok, we would have expected some higher prices, we expect to be ripped off. But TWICE is definitely too much, there is NO justification for it!

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What a huge amount of free events! As long as the current or any future government doesn’t take that away from us, life is still good! :-)

Take care,


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