Event Guide 223: Culture Night, People’s Art Exhibition, Fringe Festival, Lucan Festival, Dublin Oktoberfest

September 22nd, 2011


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| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 223
| 23 September 2011 Subscribers: 9802
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Hi all!

Culture Night!!! ;-) Yes, this Friday is Culture Night, one of the best free festivals of the whole year. I absolutely love Culture Night, but disastrously ;-) I will miss it this year. I usually plan holidays around the important cultural events, but this weekend I will be at another training course. This time it will be in Italy and shockingly the organisers did not consider Culture Night in Dublin in their planning. :-D But at least it will be nice and warm (27 degrees!).

That training course is the reason why you get this week’s Dublin Event Guide soo early and it is a convenient coincidence that the early sending coincides with the week of Culture Night, so that you can find at least SOME suggestions here. To list everything would be just copying the very good Culture Night booklet and with 150 different events it is definitely too much anyway for this e-zine. But I will tell you what I would do if I was around and will mention a couple of interesting events. For the rest, check out: templebar.ie/Upload/EventTheme/file/40/Large_08172011034847284284.pdf or grab one of the brochures/booklets that you will find in many pubs and nearly all venues (pubs, cafes, restaurants, galleries etc) in Temple Bar.

Make the most of the six hours (17:00-23:00) of free culture in Dublin it is definitely worth it.

I am leaving Dublin from Thursday-Tuesday and – if all goes well – this newsletter will be sent to you on Thursday, so exceptionally I will start the event listings with the Thurday this week. Don’t get totally confused by the early sending and by the fact that the first day here is Thursday! ;-) Because I am under serious time pressure this week, this week’s e-zine MIGHT turn out to be a little slimmer, but despite the fact that I say that everytime I go on holidays, it was never the case that you had to do with an incomplete Event Guide. ;-)

Like every week, I am asking you to spread the word about the Dublin Event Guide, your friends will thank you for it! :-) Print a few of these A4 pages out and hang them up at strategically good palaces? At work, or in your local community or gym or in the neighbourhood supermarket! www.perfectresults.info/event_guide_tear_off_poster.pdf And keep telling your friends, colleagues, families about the Dublin Event Guide and help them to subscribe: The website is at www.dublineventguide.com where your friends can subscribe to the weekly newsletter in the sign-up form on the right. On the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide they only have to click on JOIN EMAIL LIST and while they are there, they should click on LIKE. These are the preferred methods, but if they are not convenient, then your friends can sign up as well by sending an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject SUBSCRIBE DEG.

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The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is something I added to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. I mentioned that I will go to a seminar this weekend and if you are curious what type of seminar it is, have a look here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH89Eka_MCM Anthony Robbins is running that course and there will be approx. 5000 people at it! I have met Anthony before and I am really looking forward to the weekend. There will be some similarly inspiring and educational courses coming up in the near future in Dublin and in London and if you are interested, drop me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject ROBBINS and I will let you know when I hear about events closer to Dublin.

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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 big event this week will be Culture Night and I could compile the list of individual events I would go to, but my preferences are not necessarily yours. So all I recommend is that you do take part in the Culture Night. It is a great experience and a great buzz in and around Temple Bar.

Because I am under severe time pressure this week (plane leaves in a few hours), I will have to let you explore the events this week without my recommendations. I will do my best to bring Joerg’s Picks back again next week! ;-)

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HELP THE DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE – BRAINSTORMING
I am looking for ideas how I could either increase the donations for the Dublin Event Guide or raise finances elsewhere to cover the expenses for the Dublin Event Guide. Send your ideas to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject IDEA before Thursday 29 Sept and the best idea will get a ticket to Richard Bandler’s great talk “The Technology of Success and Happiness”. I am very grateful for the donations I am getting, but lately there has been a significant drop and all ideas and suggestions will be appreciated.

FEILE DRAIOCHTA – FESTIVAL OF IRISH MAGIC & SPIRITUALITY
The Féile Draíochta, a Festival of Irish Magic & Spirituality is the annual festival of Irish earth based spirituality and takes place on Sat 01 October in the Camden Court Hotel, D2 from 09:00-17:30. Talks and workshops (mediation/ belly dance etc) will run all day from some of Ireland’s most knowledgeable speakers. It’s all to do with Irish heritage, fun, your body, mind and spirit! There will be stalls there on the day too. A full list of their schedule can be found at www.feiledraiochta.com/
Tickets are EUR 25 at the door for all day and the organisers have made one pair of tickets available for a competition. To win this pair of tickets, you will have to answer a question that is a little trickier than usual, but the right person to win the tickets will know the answer (…I am assured!). Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject DRAIOCHTA and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you need to answer this question: Who was the famous witch of Kilkenny? Your mail has to be with me by Tues 27 Sept at 18:00.

ALL-IRELAND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – RDS
This weekend, from 23-25 September, the 1st All-Ireland Craft Beerfest, a three-day celebration of Irish Craft Brews, will take place in the RDS, in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The organisers Seamus O’Hara and Bruce Mansour are intending to create a world-class gathering of breweries each year, where you can sample, experience, learn and be entertained. The festival will feature over 40 beers and ciders along with select whiskey makers and there will be talented bands from all over the country entertaining you. The festival dates and times are: Fri 23 Sept from 16:00-00:30, Sat 24 Sept from 12:00-00:30 and Sun 25 Sept from 12:00-18:00. Tickets are EUR 10 per day or EUR 15 for a three day pass. All tickets include a free souvenir glass and a half-pint of beer or cider. Similar to some of the food tasting festivals, there will be an on-site currency, in this case called “Beer Bucks”, to pay for food and drink. Each Beer Buck is EUR 2.50 and will buy you 1/2 pint. Check out
www.irishcraftbeerfestival.com and tickets will be available at the door.
Bruce and Seamus mad five pairs of weekend passes available for readers of the Dublin Event Guide and LOTS of you entered the competition. I wasn’t able to get tickets for everyone, but the five lucky winners are Damian Power, Greta Keegan, Tim Connolly, Sarah McCarthy and Ian Fox. Congratulations!!

CELTIC FETE FATALE – MASKED BALL – GIBSON HOTEL
“Celtic Fete Fatale: See No Evil – Wear No Evil” is a masked ball on Sat 24 Sept in the Gibson Hotel, Point Village, D1 ( Behind the 02 and last stop on red Luas line to 02) from 19:30. Organised by the Fashion Business Network, it is an annual event where Dubliners, members of the fashion industry including fashion lovers, designers, stylists, makeup artists and photographers will be in attendance. The event, complemented by a glamorous atmosphere of wining, dining and entertainment, is a great occasion for high profile socialising and networking. A contemporary fashion show will present couture from Irish designers in a new dimension. The strict dress code for this event is “Wow and Masked!” Tickets are EUR 30 and can be purchased from ticketmaster.ie and also at the door. The event will be supporting the charity, Beyond Skin Foundation, an organisation that helps women from disadvantaged backgrounds to get high quality training in the beauty industry so that they can live finan cially independent lifes to break out of poverty and achieve self-reliance and dignity. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176164762436761
The organisers have made two pairs of tickets available for this ball and the lucky winners are Ellen Maynes and Niamh O’Brien. Congrats!

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FRINGE FESTIVAL CLOSING PERFORMANCE
It seems as if there are still free tickets available for the Macnas performance “On the Edge of Things is a Fierce Beauty”. This event was cancelled due to the bad weather forecast on the opening day of the Fringe Festival and will now take place on Sunday 25 Sept (19:30). Because all previously issued tickets have been declared invalid and new (free) tickets are being issued at the Fringe Festival ticket office, you are in luck. However you have to get the tickets (up to 5 per person) in person at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar (Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00). The event is a multi-stage play, performed outdoors in Collins Barracks. Last year it was a super event, so I recommend it strongly!
www.fringefest.com/news/update-the-macnas-event-will-happen-afterall

FRINGE FESTIVAL MACNAS PERFORMANCE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The event I described above still needs some people to help. If you can help with the performance or the organisation of the event on Sunday, check www.fringefest.com/news/volunteers-needed-to-help-remount-the-macnas-show

RICHARD BANDLER IN DUBLIN
I mentioned last week that Richard Bandler, the co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) will be in Dublin on 05 October and that I was organising a group-buy for people that are interested. The standard price is EUR 55 and last week I expected that we might get the tickets for EUR 30, but it came even better: I was able to negotiate a ticket price of EUR 20 and the best news is that you can still join the group if you are interested.
Richard Bandler is a fascinating trainer and therapist, he has a very colourful story, but he is without a doubt a brilliant speaker, book author and therapist. If you are interested then have a look at this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q03YJVpm2J8
Richard Bandler will be in Dublin on 05 October from 19:30-21:30 in the D4 Hotels in Ballsbridge to talk about his new book “The Secrets of Being Happy”. If you are seriously interested, send a mail to me at dublineventguide@gmail.com with BANDLER in the subject before Wed 28 Sept, tell me how many tickets you are interested in and I will get back to you. The event organisers’ information is here seminars.ie/inspirational-seminars/seminar_details.php?event_id=216 I am not involved with the organisation of the event, I only got a few people together to improve our negotiation position. ;-)

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TEMPLE BAR MEETING HOUSE SQUARE
Do you remember the Temple Bar Meeting House Square? For months and months it had been turned into a big ugly hole in Temple Bar, which had an impact on quite a number of events. The plan was to install a removable roof over Meeting House square in the form of what looks like four big umbrellas. This would make events somewhat less dependent on the weather. Great idea, but when the holes were dug on Meeting House Square some archaeological discoveries meant that the completion date had to be pushed out by many months. Finally the big umbrellas (correct term: retractable canopies) will be installed from early morning on Saturday. Have a look if you walk by at the weekend.

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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.

Quite an array of exhibitions and galleries are part of Culture Night, check the Friday section for more information about Culture Night and find there the link to all events. Some exhibitions are mentioned in the Friday Section as well.

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EMPLOYABILITY JOBSEEKING FAIR – WOOD QUAY VENUE
Thurs 22 Sept: 10:00-14:00 – Wood Quay Venue in Dublin City Civic Offices, entrance near the Amphitheatre behind Christ Church. The EmployAbility Jobseeking Fair 2011 is aimed at individuals with a disability / health issue / acquired injury / mental health difficulty and will provide job seekers (both graduates and non-graduates) with professional advice and information on all aspects of sourcing and securing suitable employment.
To book a place at the seminars CV & Interview Preparation and Social Welfare Entitlements & Return to Employment, email info@employability.ie or call 01 460 3081. www.employability.ie

DUBLIN OKTOBERFEST – GEORGE’S DOCK
22 Sept – 09 Oct: George’s Dock. IFSC, Dublin 1
The hyper-popular Bavarian Oktoberfest is coming back to George’s Dock in Dublin. I love it because I can – once a year – have some very very typical German food that I would never have otherwise (and probably wouldn’t have either if I lived in Germany!). ;-) George’s Dock is a great location but it has a HUGE disadvantage, the Oktoberfest takes place on the platform IN George’s Dock and on the walk-way next to the CHQ building. The big tent / marquee with the music and the Oktoberfest atmosphere and the best food is on the platform, but due to the limited number of people that are allowed on the platform, last year a long long queue of people waiting to get on the platform already started forming at 17:00. …and it got longer and longer. No fun!
Another odd thing is that you have to buy a wristband after 22:00 to be allowed to purchase beer. The wristband is EUR 6 and you get EUR 5 in food for it and EUR 1 goes to a charity. Allegedly this is an alcohol license stipulation (you have to eat a “substantial meal” to be allowed to remain on site after 22:00), I wonder why this doesn’t apply to pubs.
If you ignore or rather accept these two issues, the Oktoberfest is lots of fun. The Stein Bier (1 litre) is EUR 10, which is not too outrageous and the food is usually on the upper end of the pricing scale, but still acceptable.
Opening times are Mon-Sat 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-20:00. More 30 German food stands are available for you and Erdinger beer is the beer provider. You can reserve tables, but you better check the details about that on the website www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/ Otherwise make sure that you come as early as possible or alternatively don’t event try to get onto the platform. Around George’s dock you can get beer and food as well, just not ALL types of food and no Bavarian music (not the biggest loss! ;-) ).
PATTERN IN MATISSE’S ART – LECTURE – CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY
Thurs 22 Sept: 13:10 – Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Public Lecture “Pattern in Matisse’s Art” by Fionnuala Croke, Director, Chester Beatty Library will take place. And this will be the final lecture before the Matisse exhibition closes. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

CRIME AND THE CITY – LUNCHTIME READINGS – CENTRAL LIBRARY
Thurs 08, 15, 22 + 29 Sept: 13:00 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. – “Crime and the City: Crime and Drugs” is the title of a series of crime related lunchtime readings and discussions in the Central Library over the five Thursdays of September. This series brings together writers from fiction and biography with researchers from social sciences to inform, entertain and promote discussion.
22 Sep – Cormac Millar – Crime Author
29 Sep – Paul O’Mahony – Criminologist
Admission is free but booking is advised as space is limited: 01-8734333.
Find details about the individual contributors on
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/crime_and_the_city.aspx

DAFT AS PUNK – BUTTON FACTORY
Thurs 22 Sept: 17:00-20:00 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“Daft as Punk” a Daft Punk Tribute act will be in Button Factory on Thurs. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=272854989399606
ww2.buttonfactory.ie/profile.php?ID=2559&PHPSESSID=401bbdb2300130d6ba6e130deee0952d

DESIGN THINKING IN ACTION – SCIENCE GALLERY
Thurs 22 Sept: 18:00-20:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
“Dancing with Ambiguity, design thinking in action, theory from practice” is the title of an event with Larry Leifer in the Science Gallery. Leifer is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design and founding Director of the Center for Design Research (CDR) at Stanford University. He teaches the industry sponsored master’s course “Global Project-Based Engineering Design, Innovation, and Development”. His research themes include: 1) creating collaborative engineering design environments for distributed product innovation teams; 2) instrumentation of that environment for design knowledge capture, indexing, reuse, and performance assessment; and 3) design-forsustainable- wellbeing. His top development priority at the moment is the Hasso Plattner Design-Thinking-Research Program and associated “Electronic Colloquium on Design Thinking Research,” a peer commentary journal.
Admission to this talk is free, but booking is required at www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/09/dancing-ambiguity-design-thinking-action-theory-practice

ARTHUR’S DAY
Thurs 22 Sept: All over Dublin
The Guinness Promotion Day, called “Arthur’s Day” is totally unrelated to Arthur Guinness. Many think it is his birthday or the anniversary of his death, but that is not the case. Actually, Arthur’s Day is a moving day! It is always on a Thursday and its only purpose is to provide Guinness with more revenue. I am somewhat critical of the mystique around the day, but I have to give it to Guinness, from a marketing point of view it is an extremely smart event. Gigs take place in many pubs, but the gigs are in most cases not free even if they take place in pubs that normally don’t charge in. All a bit odd. There is nothing free about Arthur’s Day, but a frenzy will spread through Dublin where all Guinness drinkers think they need to get involved and most disturbingly, people even wish each other “Happy Arthur’s Day”. That is like saying “Happy McDonald’s Day” on 23 May (Why not THAT arbitrary day?) or “Happy Toyota Day” on 01 June (another arbitrary date).

JAMIE LAWSON – MORGAN HOTEL
Thurs 22 Sept: 18:00-23:30 – Morgan Hotel, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Singer/Songwriter Jamie Lawson is playing a free gig, but you need to e-mail liveinvite@gmail.com to get an invite. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170645886344136

L:A: WEATHERLY & PAULA RAWSTHORNE – EASON
Thurs 22 Sept: 18:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
An Evening with L.A. Weatherly & Paula Rawsthorne will take place on Thursday. L.A. Weatherly & Paula Rawsthorne will be reading extracts from their latest books ‘Angel Fire’ and ‘The Truth About Celia Frost’. There will be a Q&A and a signing by both authors. This is a ticketed event so book your place in store or call 01 8583815 to secure aplace. www.easons.com/events_display.asp?K=e2011090713131112

NEW MATERIAL COMEDY NIGHT – ANSEO
Thurs 22 Sept: 20:30 – Anseo, 18 Camden Street, Dublin 2
Aidan Killian runs a monthly open mic comedy night and the next one is on Thursday. He tells me that it will be free if you say “Dublin Event Guide” at the door, but I am not sure how much if you forget this password. ;-) Just don’t forget it!

START AND GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Thurs 15 Sept – 20 Oct: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. This Start Your Own Business course costs elsewhere approx. EUR 175, but in the Central Library you can get it for free. Another example of exemplary services provided by the Libraries in Dublin!
The course consists of a series of six free lectures to assist new and existing small business owners and managers. The lectures will be provided by Dublin City Enterprise Board trainers and will include novel ways to overcome some of the challenges of starting a business despite the current economic challenges. For the first time a lecture element on Ethnic Entrepreneurship will be included to cater for the City’s diverse population.
The lectures are
* 22 Sept Ideas Generation & Market Research
* 29 Sept Ethnic Entrepreneurship
* 06 Oct Financing your Business
* 13 Oct Marketing on a Shoestring
* 20 Oct Business Planning Structure
Importantly, you HAVE TO book a place and because it is a VERY popular series of lectures, you better hurry! Send an e-mail to businesslibrary@dublincity.ie www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

BLOGGER, TWITTER, WHATEVER – RUTA
Thurs 22 Sept: 19:00 – Rúta, 199 King St North, Dublin 7
The next meeting for all online folks (Blogger, Twitter, Whatever), the “BTW Meetup” will take place on Thursday. This is an informal get together organised by Jason Roe. To register go to jasonroe.me/blog/blogger-twitter-whatever-september-22nd/ Admission is free and there will be some free food as well.

LAPWING PUBLICATIONS BOOK LAUNCH
Thurs 22 Sept: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Lapwing Publications invites to a Book Launch of seven brand new collections from the following seven writers, who will all be reading on the night:

Una Ní Cheallaigh, Teresa Lally, Gerry McDonnell, James O’ Sullivan, Alistair Graham, Helen O’ Dwyer and Adam Rudden www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

RAILWAY SESSIONS – OPEN MIC – O’REILLY’S ROCK BAR
Thurs: 20:30 – O’Reilly’s Rock Bar, underneath Tara Street DART Station, Dublin 2
If you are a Singer, Songwriter, play an Instrument or just want to jam then come to the Railway Sessions in O’Reilly’s every Thurs at 20:00 and showcase maybe a new song or a cover. All performing musicians will receive a complimentary drink. The event starts at 20:30. To contact the organisers: info@dublinsocialtv.ie An Indie-Rock Club starts immediately afterwards at 23:00. Admission free.
entertainment.ie/event/gigs/O%27Reilly%27s-Rock-Bar/Railway-Sessions/2575255.htm

ODEON MOVIE CLUB
Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. There is no cover charge. The theme for September will be “Gangsters” and the films are: 22 Sept Goodfellas, 29 Sept The Departed. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

BANDA BAQUE SOUL BAND – SIN E
Thurs 22 Sept: 21:00 – Sin É, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
In February the pub Sin È was closed down due to high rents, but just about 4 weeks later it opened up again and is doing well since. The new owners (?) are running regular live music events and one regular event is with the Brazilian Soul + Funk Band “Banda Baque Soul” on Thursdays. www.facebook.com/sin.e.dublin?sk=wall

REGULAR THURSDAY EVENTS
* Lunchtime Market at Christ Church Cathedral from 12:00-15:00. www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php
* 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.
* Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00 and the line up is here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* Open Music Night in Darky Kellys pub in Fishamble Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8 organised by the music duo R.E.D.. Would you like to perform or just listen? Names of contributors are taken from 21:30 and the gig starts at 22:00. www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Mic-Night-Dublin/121048244620948
www.myspace.com/redmusic11
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

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DUBLIN OKTOBERFEST – GEORGE’S DOCK
(See Thursday for details.)

CULTURE NIGHT 2011
Fri 23 Sept: 17:00-23:00 – All over Dublin
This is one of the best events of the year, but unfortunately I will miss it this year. :-( So I hope you will do Culture night for me as well. ;-) Culture Night was invented by the great people in Temple Bar Cultural Trust (TBCT) and now has spread all over Ireland. The concept is simple: One night per year (unfortunately only one) cultural venues will stay open late AND will invite people to visit them and to enjoy the culture for free. Most venues stay open until 23:00 and even the ones that normally charge an admission charge are nearly all free during Culture Night. The central hub is Temple Bar, but check the map (www.culturenight.ie/explore-the-night/) and you will see that Culture Night takes place all over Dublin. Museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artist’s studios and cultural centres are part of it and all included more than 150 organisations are opening their doors until late in Dublin.
Bring the whole family and all your friends! To make it easier to get around, Dublin Bus even provides a free service. Enjoy the many live performances, workshops, tours, talks, drama, dance and a whole range of other creative activities for free.
I could attempt to recommend some things to you, but it is really difficult to chose from the more 150 offers. My strategy often is that I go for venues that are either normally NOT free or that offer something special that night.
It definitely is advisable to pre-plan the night a bit if you want to make best use of it and you can do that either by picking up a printed brochure in a variety of venues in town or by checking the PDF programme here
templebar.ie/Upload/EventTheme/file/40/Large_08172011034847284284.pdf
www.culturenight.ie.

The following events are NOT a full list of events, but they represent a wide variety of events and will hopefully whet your appetite for having a look at the full Culture Night programme!

FUTURE PRESIDENTS – DISCUSSION – IFI
Fri 23 Sept: 11:00-12:45 – Cinema 1, Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. – Temple Bar Cultural Trust and the National Campaign for the Arts (www.ncfa.ie) are bringing all Presidential candidates to Temple Bar on Friday from 11:00. Despite the fact that the Irish president has absolutely no influence over any day to day politics, the purpose of the event is to get the candidates to present their vision and ideas on the role of culture and the arts in the Presidency. What can we expect? They will all tell use how most important art and culture is and that they will do everything in their might to support culture and arts. And once one of them became the president, he/she will not be able to do anything. A bit of a nonsensical event in my opinion, but the candidates have nothing else to do yet. ;-) The event starts at 11:00 at the IFI and no tickets are needed. blog.templebar.ie/?p=3778 The event is being chaired by journalist Olivia O’Leary and I hope she will start the discussion by clarifying what exactly the Irish President can do with respect to arts and culture.

IRISH ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION FAIR (IADA) – RDS
22-25 Sept: Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The 46th Irish Antique Dealers Association Annual Fair will take place from 22-25 Sept and by coincidence I came across a free invitation for all of you: You can visit the fair on Fri, Sat or Sun by just printing this invitation and bringing it along: www.iada.ie/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/IADA-Fair-Invitation1.pdf
Opening Hours are Fri 11:00-23:00, Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-18:00. The long opening hours on Friday are to accommodate the Culture Night. www.iada.ie/

BEN CARRIGAN + 1922s – IN-STORE – TOWER RECORDS
Fri 23 Sept: 13:00+14:30+18:00 – Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Ben Carrigan (13:00), Paul McGrath (14:30) and 1922s (18:00) will be in Tower Records for an In-Store event, I assume (or hope) that the former footballer Paul McGrath will not be there to SING, but only to sign something. ;-) entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

INK SLINGERS CREATIVE WRITING HOUR – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Fri 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
I am not sure if this event still takes place and everytime I decide not to include it anymore, it appears on the website of the Writers’ Centre claiming that it takes place every Friday. The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour is a free creative writing session that is organised and led by the Centre’s voluntary arts administrators. The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

ARABIC JAZZ NIGHT – CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY
Fri 23 Sept: 15:00-22:00 – Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle
The Chester Beatty event for culture night is an Arabic Jazz Night combined with the last chance to see The Art Books of Henri Matisse exhibition. From 15:00 family activity packs are available and from 18:00 the Arab Jazz Night with Sami Moukaddem and his band takes place. Free guided tours at 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00 will bring you through the exhibition. The Silk Road Cafe and Gift & Book Shop are open as well. No booking required for these events. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx
STAINED GLASS SUPREMO – LET’S WALK & TALK
Fri 23 Sept: 15:00: Meet outside the Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1. In this unusual ‘pilgrimage’ we will visit a number of places in North Dublin City which are closely associated with Ireland’s foremost stained glass artist, Harry Clarke, including the Hugh Lane Gallery, Belvedere College and the site of his former studios on North Frederick Street before finishing at St. Peter’s Church in Phibsborough. The tour will be led by Pat Liddy, assisted by fellow historian, Ray McGovern who recently helped produce the book “Strangest Genius and Film Documentary, Revel in Blue on the life and work of Clarke.” As a special treat, the documentary will be shown in St Peter’s Church following the tour. All ‘Let’s Walk & Talk’ events are free and no advance booking necessary, they last about 90 min. www.dublincity.ie/Community/LetsWalkandTalk/Pages/WalkandTalk.aspx

DJ IN GAEILGE – CHONRADH NA GAEILGE
Fri 23 Sept: 17:00 – 18:00 – Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2 (6 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2). – Wanna be a superstar DJ as Gaeilge?! Ar mhaith leat na rúin ar fad faoin raidió a fháil ó na DJs ar an gcairtstáisiún Gaeilge is fearr ar domhan?!
Tá ceardlann scileanna láithreoireachta raidió á reáchtáil ag Raidió Rí-Rá do dhaoine óga (11 – 18 bliana d’aois) mar chuid den Oíche Chultúir ar an 23 Meán Fómhair 2011. Níl aon chostas ar an gceardlann ach is gá áit a chur in áirithint roimh ré.
This radio skills workshop is free but you must pre-book your place, and though it’s aimed primarily at Irish-speakers, so long as you’re happy to try using your cúpla focal, you’re more than welcome to come along!
So bí ann más spéis leat a bheith i do réalt DJ amach anseo :)
Áirithintí / Bookings: +353 (0)1 4757401
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136260406472367

I LOVE MUSIC – LIVE MUSIC AND ART – MERRION SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Fri 23 Sept: 17:30-22:00 – Merrion School of Music, 78 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The Merrion School of Music will host an Art Exhibition about music from 17:30-22:00. From 17:30-19:30 you can try a free music lesson and from 20:00-22:00, legendary ragtime pianist Colm ‘Stride’ O’Brien, Antonello D’Orazio and others will perform live at the school. Admission is free. www.merrionschoolofmusic.com

LIFE DRAWING EXHIBITION – POWERSCOURT GALLERY
Fri 23 Sept: 18:00-21:00 – Powerscourt Gallery Top Floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre 59 South William Street Dublin 2 – The Powerscourt Gallery will be hosting a ‘Life Drawing’ exhibition from a group of artists. This exhibition will also reveal the skill of figure drawing by setting up an informal life drawing session on the night. This is an opportunity for anyone to attempt drawing one the most enduring themes in the visual arts. www.powercourtgallery.com

INTERCULTURAL VOICE – CONCERT – ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Fri 23 Sept: 18:30-22:00 – Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8.
As part of Culture Night 2011, a special cultural concert will be taking place in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The concert will last approximately 1 hour and you are asked to be seated by 18:20. After the concert, there will be guided tours of the Cathedral every 15 minutes from 20:30 – 22:00 (Duration: 30 min). Admission is free.
Unfortunately the people from St. Patrick’s Cathedral didn’t tell me why or in what way this concert was special. :-o

CARBON BARBEQUE – TALKS – SCIENCE GALLERY
Fri 23 Sept: 19:00-20:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
Culture Night marks the final night of Science Gallery’s current exhibition, ELEMENTS: The Beauty of Chemistry, and to celebrate the gallery will be hosting Carbon Barbecue, a series of talks (and a bit of food) where you can hear, see, learn and taste more about carbon than you ever imagined. What is carbon? How do carbon credits work? How do you conserve charcoal art, and what would carbon-based life look like on other planets? Admission is free, but first-come-first-serve. And for Culture night, the rest of the exhibition will stay open until 23:00, so you can have some late-night elemental fun. www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/09/carbon-barbecue-culture-night

LE GALAXIE & THREE TRAPPED TIGERS – Button Factory
Fri 23 Sept: 19:30-22:30 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Le Galaxie, Three Trapped Tigers, Diamond Dagger, Seams amd Nanobot are performing in the Button Factory on Friday. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175526949188901

UKULELE DUET – INSTITUTO CERVANTES
Fri 23 Sept: 20:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2.
Helena and Nora are a Ukulele duet that plays a nice blend of Mexican, Hawaiian and Old American Ditties from times long gone. It was the love for this little instrument from Hawaii that brought them together. They have been performing in Dublin since 2010, sharing stage with bands such as “Sick and Indigent Song Club” or “Minnie and the Illywhackers”. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha75524_16_2.htm

CLASSICAL MUSIC – FARMLEIGH HOUSE EVENTS
Autumn Sounds is a Classical Music Evening with ‘Duo Chagall’ on Fri 23 Sept (20:00). Gillian Williams and Arun Rao present the Late chamber Music of French composers Debussy, Franck & Fauré with guest pianist Darina Gibson.
To apply for tickets, send a mail to brian.dockery@opw.ie with the subject the subject “Autumns Sounds Friday 23rd” if you want tickets for the 23rd. Tickets are drawn by random lottery – only winners notified www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerEvents2011/Title,16068,en.html

CIARAN WILDE BIG BAND – KIELYS OF MOUNT MERRION
Fri 23 Sept: 21:00 – Kielys of Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Celebrating 2011 European Year of Volunteering, Bodywhys (The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland) presents the Ciaran Wilde Big Band with singer Sean Hession for a “Night of Sinatra” Admission is free, but donations in aid of Bodywhys are welcome. www.bodywhys.ie

LIVE MUSIC – STILLORGAN ORCHARD
The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 23 Sept Lucky Bones
Sat 24 Sept 20th Century Gold
Sun 25 Sept Minus Seven (12 piece Big Band Jazz) 18:00-20:00
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html www.facebook.com/thestillorganorchard?sk=wall

QUE PEZON – STONEY’S BAR, HILL STREET
Jose Dominguez tell me that himself and Pia Dunne will perform as the duet “Què Pezón!” every Friday in Stoney’s Bar, Hill Street, off Parnell street. The Show starts at 21:30. www.myspace.com/quepezon and www.quepezon.com

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.
*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 Blakestown Community Resource Center, Blakestown Way, Dublin 15 (next to Lidl). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday at 21:30. Sometimes the line-up is listed here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall often not.
* 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.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Friday from 23:00 in the Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com

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PEOPLE’S ART 2011 – ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN
Fri-Sun 23-25 Sept: 11:00 – around St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Four times this year the “People’s Art 2011? exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions. Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free. Specific start and end times are not defined, but exhibition space has to be occupied by 11:00, so 11:00 is the latest start time. The evnt runs from Friday until Sunday, but Sat+Sun will most likely be the main days.
People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. www.peoplesart.ie/

LUCAN FESTIVAL – LUCAN
19-25 Sept: LUCAN VILLAGE
Lucan Festival 2011 is taking place this week with the main events next weekend. Events, acts and performances for the kids, adults and the young at heart. These will take place all week leading up to the Festival weekend which expects to attract over 5,000 people to Lucan Village on Sunday 25 September for the Festival Family Day when the Lucan Village will be closed from 11:00-19:00. Check out the full programme here: lucanfestival.com/festival-programme/

DRIMNAGH COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Fri 23 – Sun 25 Sept: Drimnagh, Dublin 12
The Drimnagh Community Festival will take place this weekend and you can find more information here: www.drimnaghisgood.com/events/?event_id=40 and a seemingly better readable brief overview is here www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/Drimnagh_Community_Festival_Poster.pdf

MADE IN CHINA – FILM FESTIVAL
19-25 Sept: Online + Swan Cinema, Rathmines
On Monday the first “Made in China” Film Festival will take place in Dublin. Interestingly, the first few days it will be an online film festival and then on Friday until Sunday (23-25 Sept) it will take place in the Swan Cinema in Rathmines. Interesting concept/idea! 13 films will be screened altogether. 6 full length films and 4 animation shorts in the online portion of the film festival and the rest in the offline portion.
The full programme is here www.madeinchinafilmfestival.com/docs/Festival%20programme.pdf and an abbreviated version can be found here www.madeinchinafilmfestival.com/festival-news/full-festival-programme-released
Some more free events; On Sat 24 Sept at 17:00 “An introduction to Chinese Independent Cinema”, a live online/web discussion will take place. And from Wed 21 – Sun 25 the Bernard Shaw Pub in South Richmond Street is the official festival bar, where on Wed 21 Sept at 20:00 the screening of the Chinese themed episode of Father Ted “Are you Right There Fr. Ted” will take place and on Sun 25 Sept from 22:00 the festival wrap party will complete the week.

NUTGROVE ARTS FEST – NUTGROVE SHOPPING CENTRE
15-25 Sept: Nutgrove Shopping Centre
The Nutgrove Arts Fest is a free arts festival with something for everyone. This new festival includes art exhibitions, music, dance and drama performances and also workshops for adults in the arts such as live art demonstrations and dance classes. There is also a range of activities for children. The programme is here for you to download www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/_fileupload/INSIDELR.pdf All events are free and there is a wide spectrum if events. Further details on
www.nutgroveshoppingcentre.ie/Events/Default.9.html

FRINGE FESTIVAL
10-25 Sept: All over Dublin.
The Fringe Festival is continuing until Sun 25 September. It is the nature of a festival like this that most events will not be free, but the Fringe Festival always has at least a few free events and you can find them here: www.fringefest.com/i-like?tags=free The complete programme is here www.fringefest.com/absolut_fringe2011_programme.pdf

YOGA IN THE PARK – PHOENIX PARK
This is the very last chance this year: Fiona Moloney’s (and Tine Schnell’s) Yoga in the Park to raise money for The Dublin Simon Community is wrapping up before it gets to cold. This Saturday at 11:00-12:00 will be the last chance to do Yoga with them before spring of next year. Meeting point is the Bandstand near the Zoo and near the Tea Rooms. Classes will be suitable for all levels and are donation based. That means you can give what you can afford, but please be fair.
Wear some loose clothes, preferably layers to be prepared for all type of weather and bring a mat (or a big beach towel). For contact details, directions and to find out who is teaching when, go to www.twopalmsyoga.com

CHANGING ROOM – FRINGE FESTIVAL
10-25 Sept: 12:00-18:00 – Changing room installation in five different shops:
Ted Baker, 42 Grafton Street / Pamela Scott, 84 Grafton Street / Bow, Powerscourt Town Centre, South William Street / indigo&cloth, Basement, 27 South William Street / Enable Ireland, 8 South Great George.
“What are you looking at? Embrace your inner voyeur and explore the uneasy relationship between the digital and real worlds. Visit one city centre store or complete the journey across town from one changing room to the next. Enter the changing room and sense the discomfort of this personal, private space in its intensely public setting. Find the peephole, look through it and gaze at the chaotic nature of the information age.” Each film lasts 2 minutes. Admission is free.
www.fringefest.com/event/changing-room

HA’PENNY FLEA MARKET
The extremely active and buzzing Grand Social (formerly Pravda) near Ha’Penny Bridge is running a Flea Market in the pub every Sat from 11:00-17:00. 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 thegrandsocial.ie/event/hapenny-flea www.facebook.com/pages/Hapenny-Flea-Market-at-The-Grand-Social/155979801107323

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENTS
+ Because the National Museum has a big programme for Culture Night, there are no special free events taking place on Sat 24 Sept.

STORYTELLING PLAYSCHOOL – EXCHANGE DUBLIN
Sat 24 Sept: 12:00 – 16:00 – Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. A Storytelling playschool with the “most notorious professional liar”, story-teller The Oh-Aissieux is taking place on Saturday. This playschool is for adults, though, so that we can have some fun too. You will play “A street in Rome”, a collective visualisation game, “Once Upon a Time”, storytelling card games and a few other games. Admission is free. Donations are welcome and will be used to support Exchange Dublin and to promote innovative storytelling on a non-profit basis. To book a place at the playschool, send your contact details to narrativearts@gmail.com or by text to 086 060 3818. www.narrativeartsclub.com/page2.htm
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=222709851116267

DAY TIME SUN WATCH – ASTRONOMY IRELAND
Sat 24 Sept: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin. Astronomy Ireland will host a Daytime Sun Watch at their headquarters in Artane every Saturday over the summer, where you will get to see the Sun in a way that very few people have ever seen before. Our closest star will show incredible detail using special filters that will reveal intricate detail on its surface. Activity on the sun has been hotting up as we approach a solar maximum and massive sunspots are visible most days. This is a free event and is suitable for all the family and all attendees will receive a European Space Agency DVD. www.astronomy.ie

HILFIGER DENIM MUSIC DAYS – HILFIGER STORE
Sat 24 Sept: 14:00 – Hilfiger Denim Store, 13 Trinity Street (between Dame Street & Andrews Street), Dublin 2. – On the last Saturday of every month a new acoustic performance event will take place in the Tommy Hilfiger store in the City Centre. The first “Hilfiger Denim free Music Days” will take on Sat 24 Sept. Up-and-coming Irish bands will perform. www.tommy.ie

EASY STRESS MANAGEMENT THROUGH SIVANANDA YOGA
Sat 24 Sept: 14:00-15:30: Olive Tree Studio, 15 Grantham street (off Camden street), Dublin 2. There are a few places left on this workshop and it you are fast you can still take part: “Feeling stressed and run-down? Lacking energy and vitality? Lost mental focus? This workshop will show you how to manage stress in a wholesome way, create a balanced life even in the midst of turmoil, and develop positive thinking.
Stress in our lives can be overwhelming. Experts agree that stress can bring about physiological changes that lead to disorder and disease, weakening the body and accelerating the aging process. Sivananda Yoga combines several techniques used for stress reduction. It provides the benefits of breathing exercises, stretching, physical exercise, meditation and autosuggestion, all in one practice. Suitable for all Levels.” The workshop is free of charge and donations are welcome to help cover the studio rental. Info and booking on www.yogikula.com/Dublin_classes.html

MEDICINAL PLANTS – WALK & TALK – BOTANIC GARDENS
Sat 24 Sept: 14:30 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Niamh Donohoe, guide at the National Botanic Gardens, will do a tour of some of the Gardens’ plants with medicinal properties. Learn about the changing history of our relationship with some of the medicinal plants and their role in modern medicine. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

STORYTELLING – AGE ACTION + MILK&COOKIES STORIES
Sat 24 Sept: 14:30-16:30 – St Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street, Dublin 1. (St. Agatha’s Hall is right by the royal canal, just a few minutes walk from Connolly Dart Station.)
Age Action Ireland and Milk and Cookie Stories invite you to a pair of intergenerational storytelling events in celebration of ESB Electric Ireland Positive Ageing Week 201 (www.ageaction.ie/esb-electric-ireland-positive-ageing-week). The first event takes place on Sat 24 Sept and is a meeting in St. Agatha’s Hall for a fun, friendly (and free) gathering where you can meet neighbours (young and old), hear a story, tell a story and enjoy free coffee, tea, cookies and cakes. Experienced storytellers will be on hand to help and to invite you to the storytelling show in Liberty Hall Theatre on 01 October.
This second event will take place on Sat 01 Oct: 14:00-16:30 in Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin 1. Emerging from the event a week before, storytelling is taken to the stage of Liberty Hall Theatre with this fun, free storytelling show featuring tales of Dublin (and maybe beyond) told by storytellers of all ages. Hear stories told by young and old and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, cookies and cakes.
Contact Margaret or Keelin on 01-475-6989 or u3a@ageaction.ie with your questions and to reserve your place and slice of cake. www.milkandcookiestories.com/

ROSS O’CARROLL KELLY – DUBRAY BOOKS
Sat 24 Sept: 15:00 – Dubray Books, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (aka Paul Howard) will be in Dubray Books on Sat. to sign his new book “Nama Mia”. www.dubraybooks.ie/events01.asp?

NATIONAL GALLERY – FAMILY PROGRAMME
Sat 24 Sept: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “Flying Objects” with Mary Noonan. Admission free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION – JAM ART FACTORY
Sat 24 Sept: 15:00-16:00 – Jam Art Factory, 64/65 Patrick Street, Dublin 8
“Our Feathered Embers” from London will be in the Jam Art Factory for an acoustic gig. www.facebook.com/ourfeatheredembers?sk=info Admission is free. The Jam Art Gallery is open from 10:00-18:00.
www.culturefox.ie/event-search/4/10/22_9_2011/22_10_2011/_/0/10.aspx

RHYTHM ROCKER – THE GLOBE
“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly 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

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 Food Market is – until June – divided in parts and distributed in different locations in Temple Bar.
* 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
* 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 09:30-16:00. 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 22:00 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 latin DJs. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing and you are invited to add your own percussion. www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821
* Salsa/Latin Party in the Merchant Arch Bar, opposite the Ha’Penny Bridge from 23:00-02:30. Admission free.

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FOOD MARKET + JAZZ – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
Sun 25 Sept: 10:00-17:00 – Farmleigh House at the Castleknock end of Phoenix Park. From 10:00-17:00 the Food Market with a selection of food produce by artisans from around Ireland will take place in the Farmyard
From 14:00-16:00 the Michael Buckley Quartet will be playing ‘Dublin Standard Time’ (Jazz Session) in the bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerEvents2011/Title,16068,en.html

CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP – PHOENIX PARK
Sun 10:30-12:30 – Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops is taking place every Sun. Up to 15 children (5yrs+) can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. The next workshops are 25 Sept Kings and Queens of Ashtown Castle. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring 01-6770095.

THE GREAT RAIL SALE – RADISSSON BLU HOTEL, DUBLIN 8
Sun 25 Sept: 11:00-18:00 – Radisson BLU Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
The Great Rail Sale, with great fashion bargains and rare finds from the closets of Dublin fashionistas and fashion insiders will take place on Sunday. Over 100 sellers will be bringing high street, vintage and designer clothes, shoes and accessories to the event. Shutterbug stylist Blanaid Hennessy will be selling gorgeous vintage faux fur. ‘Ellie Loves…’ blogger and make-up artist Ellie Balfe will be there from 12:00-17:00 doing make-up demos on the hour. Sonya Lennon’s ‘Dress For Success’ will be holding a suiting donation drive for anyone who wants to donate office appropriate clothing to dress disadvantaged women for interview and a new career
Admission to the event is free. thegreatrailsale.com

DUBLIN FLEA MARKET – DUBLIN FOOD CO-OP
Sun 25 Sept: 11:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun 25 Sept from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie. The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. A few months ago the Flea Market extended to outdoors and features now 20 additional outdoor stands.

HOLISTIC & CRAFT SHOW – BRACKEN COURT HOTEL, BALBRIGGAN
Sun 25 Sept: 12:00-18:00 – Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
A Holistic Fair + Wellbeing & Crafts Day will take place in Balbriggan. There will be talks, mini therapy sessions and you can access and talk directly to professional therapists and crafters about the benefits of their work to you. In a Kids Creativity corner children can put try their crafts creativity. Admission is free. www.fingalmindbodyspirit.ie

SUNDAY AT NOON – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 25 Sept: 12:00-13:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Sundays at Noon Concert Series takes place in the beautiful Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Now in its 35th year, this series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert is with Pavlos Kanellakis, who will play guitar. www.hughlane.ie/sunday-concerts

CABINTEELY CARNIVAL
Sun 25 Sept: 13:00-17:00 – Cabinteely Park.
Let me quote the organisers: “Escape the hustle and bustle of back-to-school with books and bags, study plans and muddy hands for a special free family fun day at the Cabinteely Carnival with DLR Events on September 25th from 1pm to 5pm in Cabinteely Park, Dublin beside Cabinteely House.
The Cabinteely Carnival hosted by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council as part of the popular DLR Events programme features free bouncy castles and inflatable games, face painters, clowns, unicycles and street performance shows by the McGilligan Brothers and Johnny the Juggler and The Barren Carousel.
A special circus skills area will be set up so children can learn how to juggle and clown around for a bit! DLR Sports Dept will be in Cabinteely running some sporty fun like good old fashioned 3 legged races, egg and spoon races, wheel barrow races and many more. Rugby enthusiasts can try rugby kicking and passing skills and golf buffs can have a go at snag golf!
There is plenty of space for picnics so visitors can bring a blanket and a picnic basket or treat themselves to some goodies from the market stalls. All activities are free but parking is very limited at the park so organisers are recommending people to please walk or use public transport where possible. Dublin Bus services the area with bus numbers 84, 46A and 45.” www.dlrevents.ie/cabinteelycarnival.html

WILLIE DOHERTY – LECTURE – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 25 Sept: 13:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The public lecture “Raising the Stakes: Rita Donagh, Richard Hamilton and The Responsibility of The Artist” by Prof Declan McGonagle, Director National College of Art and Design will take place on Sunday. Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/461-publiclecture-richardandrita

DUBLIN SKETCHERS – SUNDAY MEET-UP
The Dublin Sketchers Group is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. Collins Barracks, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), sketch for an hour or so, and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches. www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/ Find out on their website where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. Meeting time is usually around 14:00.

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT
+ The My Museum event “Explore a Viking Chest” will take place on 25 Sept from 15:00-16:00 in Kildare Street (Archaeology). “A warrior’s sword and helmet, beads made from ancient amber and combs made of bone are just some of the things for you to explore in this handling session with archaeologist, Mary-Jane Fitzsimons. No booking required. Places limited to 20, first come basis.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2475

NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
Sun 25 Sept: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Some innovations and trends in the area of textiles and design” with Dr Helen McAllister, NCAD will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

SUNDAY SKETCHING – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 25 Sept: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Shadows and Reflections”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

SAUCY SUNDAYS – THE GRAND SOCIAL
Sun 25 Sept: 16:30-23:00 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the the Grand Social. This week the line-up will be: Cold Comfort, Peter (Space Invasion) Keogh, Peter Pureheart, The P Affection, Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Della Mannion, Eric McGrath, Easy Bouy, High Taggart & Band. For all details including links to the bands, go to www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=261876327179473

TRADITIONAL TIALIAN DANCES WORKSHOP – SOUTH WILLIAM SPACE
Sun 25 Sept: 17:30-19:30 – South William Space, 27 South William Space, Dublin 2
‘Naples to Buenos Aires’ is the title of a free traditional Italian Dances workshop on Sunday. Oltremara and Compadrito Tango join forces in this Tammuriata dance workshop. They explain “We will travel from the street of Naples to the barrios of Buenos Aires, exploring the meaning of Tammuriata and its early influence on Argentine Tango. Get ready for a wonderful journey full of captivating music and exhilarating dances. After the workshop, we will all join the mixed ronda of Tammuriata and Tango.” Admission is free, a donation is welcome. Please wear comfortable shoes. No partner required.
www.oltremara.org www.tangofever.net

FRINGE FESTIVAL MACNAS PERFORMANCE
(please see Dublin News section in this Event Guide for details)

REGULAR SUNDAY EVENTS
* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-17:00 the Jamestown 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. www.jamestownmarket.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
* 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.
* 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/
* 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 on Sun+Mon. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* 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
* The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass is on a summer break until 11 September and will be back from that date 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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FINGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK
Mon 26-Fri 30 Sept: Fingal, Cou. Dublin
The Fingal Enterprise Week is taking place this week and there is a huge amount of events planned of which most are free. If you live in the Fingal area and are interested, check out www.fingalenterpriseweek.ie/

ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME – FILM SCREENING – IFI
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings. Two programmes will be shown in an alternating way.
The first programme on 05, 14, 19, 18 Sept: 13:10 is ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7519&Date=05/09/2011&PageID=15
The second programme on 07, 12, 21, 26 Sept: 13:10 is ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7520&Date=07/09/2011&PageID=15

TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS – CITY LIBRARY
Mon 26 Sept: 18:30 – Marino Library, Marino Mart, Dublin 3
“Tracing your ancestors at Dublin City Library and Archive” is the title of this event. More information can be found here: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/sept_2011_tracing_your_ancestors.aspx Admission is free, but booking is essential.

MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY – NATIONAL LIBRARY
Mon 26 Sept: 18:30 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Meet Hervé This at this event about Molecular Gastronomy. Internationally renowned chemist and cook, Hervé This is a senior researcher at INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and co-inventor of molecular gastronomy.
The French Embassy in Ireland in association with the Alliance Française Dublin gives you this unique opportunity to meet him in during a public lecture, followed by a book signing session. You need to book your place for this event: Send an e-mail to info@alliance-francaise.ie. Check out alliance-francaise.ie/culture/ for further details.

DAVID BEGG (ICTU) – TALK – NCI
Mon 26 Sept: 18:30-20:30 – National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1. To mark its 60th Anniversary and celebrate its distinctive academic contribution, National College of Ireland is hosting a series of guest academic lectures in 2011. The series features thought-provoking lectures by leading Irish and international figures in academic, business, professional and cultural life. www.ncirl.ie/site/event_form.asp?id=268 Guest Lecture by David Begg, General Secretary of ICTU. David will talk about the current economic crisis and how we can come out of it with a better and more equitable society. Admission is free, but booking is essential. www.ncirl.ie/Events/A_better,_fairer_future_is_possible_after_the_crisis_-_NCI%27s_60th_Anniversary_Lecture_Series_2011

THE CRITICAL TAKE – IFI FILM CLUB
Mon 26 Sept: 19:10 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar , Dublin 2
A free monthly film club is taking place at the IFI and the next event will be on Monday. Each month the IFI pre-selects three films, ranging from new releases to old classics, and then gathers for a discussion at the end of the month. In addition to this, three industry experts are on hand at each meeting to give their opinions on each of the films, before opening it out to the floor for a wider discussion.
Panellists Peter Walsh, Tara Brady and Alan Maher will be discussing Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In; Ken Loach’s masterpiece from 1969, Kes; and the new French film from Céline Sciamma, Tomboy. Admission is free, but you need to book a seat. Contact the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 to book your seat and come along to join in the debate. www.irishfilm.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7542&Date=27/09/2011&PageID=15

REGULAR MONDAY EVENTS
* 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
* Solar Trio Gig in Anseo (Camden Street, D2) on the first three Mondays of every Monday. Jazz standards along with totally improvised on the spot jams.
* 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 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 on Sun+Mon. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* 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.

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NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
Tues 27 Sept: 10:30-11:15 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Dublin Contemporary Talk: Curating a Contemporary Exhibition” with Aideen Darcy, Curatorial Manager Dublin Contemporary 2011 will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

DOUGLAS HYDE GALLERY – AUTUMN DISCUSSIONS
Tues 27 Sept: 17:00 – Douglas Hyde Gallery,
The Douglas Hyde Gallery presents a series of ten weekly discussion groups focusing on key elements in the Gallery’s recent exhibition programme, taking into account films, music, and texts relating to the proposed themes. The groups will be introduced by John Hutchinson and discussions led by Kathy Tynan.
The discussion groups will take place each Tuesday from 13 September 2011. Interested participants should ideally be available for all ten sessions. Numbers are very limited so please confirm your attendance with the Gallery in advance.
www.douglashydegallery.com

LAUGHTER YOGA – RATHMINES
Tues 27 September: 18:30-19:30 – Swan Centre, Rathmines
A free session of Laughter Yoga will take place on Tuesday facilitated by Catherine O’Dea from LaughterYogaDublin.com. Bring a yoga mat or towel to lie on.
Book your place at info@laughteryogadublin.com or txt 085 7074465. www.laughteryogadublin.com

BENEDICT KELLY – BOOK LAUNCH – GUTTER BOOKSHOP
Tues 27 Sept: 18:30-20:00 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
The launch of ‘Selected Stories’ by Benedict Kiely is taking place on Tuesday. Benedict Kiely was one of the great voices of 20th century literature and this new collection, edited by Ben Forkner, contains the best of his fiction writing. Admission is free. gutterbookshop.com/

NANOSCIENCE LECTURE – RDS
Tues 27 Sept: 19:00 – RDS Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
“Tales from the Nanoworld” is the title of this RDS / Intel Prize Lecture for Nanoscience. How many magnets does the average person own? According to Professor Michael Coey, several billion magnets per person would be a fair estimate. Far from the iconic image of a large, red, horseshoe-shaped magnet, in the world of nanoscience these magnets are so tiny that scientists could fit a million of them on the head of a pin. Magnets have transformed our everyday lives and have been key to the development of smaller, faster and lighter computers and mobile devices. It is thanks to the fast-developing world of magnetism that huge volumes of documents, images, music and data can be stored in computers.
Professor Michael Coey, recipient of the inaugural RDS / Intel Prize Lecture for Nanoscience, will present a public lecture to illustrate how the cutting-edge field of nanoscience has the potential to transform research and industry across all areas of science including electronics, medicine and engineering.
Admission is free, but advance booking is essential. Go to www.rds.ie/nanoscience

ANTI-ROOM FILM CLUB – WORKMAN’S CLUB
Wed 27 Sept: 20:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The Anti-Room Film Club night is a free monthly movie screening hosted at Dublin’s Workman’s Club by the website The Anti-Room (www.theantiroom.com). Every month, the Anti-Room team present a classic or cult film followed by a lively discussion. Admission is free to all, and there’ll be spot prizes and some cakes. This month’s film is “Kind Hearts and Coronets”.
For more information visit www.theantiroom.com. www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/09/15/the-anti-room-film-club-270911/

MUTEFISH – MERCANTILE
Tues 27 Sept: 20:00 – The Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Mutefish, a brilliant Irish band which often has the biggest crowds when they perform in Temple Bar, has a regular gig in the Mercantile. Admission is free. www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

FILM SCREENING – LA DOLCE VITA
Tues 20, 27 Sept + 04, 11 Oct: 21:00 – La Dolce Vita Wine Bar, 5 Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. La Dolce Vita will run live music events every weekend and film screening every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Admission is free.
The cinema event is a retrospective about the original and expressive Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki. Some of his best films will be screened and a special show will take place on the last night with original live music performance played during the screening. The screenings are
27 Sept: Leningrad Cowboys go to America, 04 Oct: Man without a past, 11 Oct: Absurd Lights.

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
* 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

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CORN FLAKES AND COMMERCE – NCIRL
Wed 28 Sept: 07:00-08:45 – National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1. “Corn Flakes and Commerce with Dr Pete Lunn” is the next NCIRL event in the series that is sponsored by Metro Herald and Kellogg’s Ireland (hence the Corn Flakes!). Business executives are being invited to start their day with this event with Dr. Pete Lunn of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). He will speak on the following topic: “Behavioural Economics: What is it and why does it matter?”. Registration will be open at 07:00, with the event starting at 07:30 and finishing up by 8:45. A free continental breakfast will be served. Places are limited and to reserve your seat, please book your place online where you find more details as well: and, to save time at the registration desk on the day, please fill in all requested fields.
www.ncirl.ie/Events/Corn_Flakes_and_Commerce_with_Dr_Pete_Lunn
www.ncirl.ie/site/event_form.asp?id=262

LILLIPUT PRESS E-BOOK LAUNCH – LONG ROOM HUB; TCD
Wed 28 Sept: 18:00-20:00 – Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin 2
The Lilliput Press E-Book Launch is taking place on Wed. JP Donleavy, Michael Harding, Kevin Myers, Desmond Hogan all published by The Lilliput Press, will be celebrating the launch of their e-books in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin. Author readings will be followed by a drinks reception. www.lilliputpress.ie www.culturefox.ie/event/the-lilliput-press-ebook-launch/3919.aspx

WHERE THE MUGIC HAPPENS – BUTTON FACTORY
Wed 28 Sept: 20:00 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The monthly band showcase “Where the Mugic Happens” is back for the September event. A great line up promises an entertaining evening: Foxjaw Bounty Hunters, King Modo, Cold Comfort, Wyvern Lingo. Fro more details about the bands check
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160030694083229

INN JOKES – PATRIOT INN (KILMAINHAM)
Wed 28 Sept: 21:00 – Patriot’s Inn, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
The monthly Stand up Comedy event “Inn Jokes” will take place in Kilmainham. Organised and MCd by Colm O’Regan, the line up is Kevin Gildea, Paddy Cullivan, Kevin Lockard, MC Colm O’Regan. Admission is free, donations are welcome www.innjokes.com/line-up/ and www.colmoregan.com

THE LAZY BAND – WHELAN’S
Wed 28 Sept: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
The Lazy Band will be performing in Whelan’s Bar. Admission is free. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/4912

JAZZ – O’REILLY’S PUB – SANDYMOUNT
Every Wed from 21:00-23:00, The Swing Factory (Paul Sweeney – trumpet, Neil McMahon sax, Bob Whelan vocals/keys Dave Fleming bass, Ian Hyland – drums) will be playing Jazz in O’Reilly’s Pub in Sandymount, D4. Admission is free.

REGULAR WEDNESDAY EVENTS
* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English. www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821
* “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 Wednesday. www.hamletsweeney.com/events/
* The Alex Mathias Jazz Quartet will perform every Thursday from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street. www.alexmathias.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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CRIME AND THE CITY – LUNCHTIME READINGS – CENTRAL LIBRARY
Thurs 08, 15, 22 + 29 Sept: 13:00 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. – “Crime and the City: Crime and Drugs” is the title of a series of crime related lunchtime readings and discussions in the Central Library over the five Thursdays of September. This series brings together writers from fiction and biography with researchers from social sciences to inform, entertain and promote discussion.
29 Sep – Paul O’Mahony – Criminologist
Admission is free but booking is advised as space is limited: 01-8734333.
Find details about the individual contributors on
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/crime_and_the_city.aspx

LAUREN KATE – EASON O’CONNELL STREET
Thurs 29 Sept: 18:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Lauren Kate the internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction will be hosting an evening in Eason O’Connell Street Store. Reading extracts from her latest novel “Passion”. Lauren Kate will also be taking questions and signing copies.
This is a ticketed event so to secure your place book in store or call 01-8583815 www.easons.com/events_display.asp?K=e2011090713285111

START AND GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Thurs 15 Sept – 20 Oct: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. This Start Your Own Business course costs elsewhere approx. EUR 175, but in the Central Library you can get it for free. Another example of exemplary services provided by the Libraries in Dublin!
The course consists of a series of six free lectures to assist new and existing small business owners and managers. The lectures will be provided by Dublin City Enterprise Board trainers and will include novel ways to overcome some of the challenges of starting a business despite the current economic challenges. For the first time a lecture element on Ethnic Entrepreneurship will be included to cater for the City’s diverse population.
The lectures are
* 29 Sept Ethnic Entrepreneurship
* 06 Oct Financing your Business
* 13 Oct Marketing on a Shoestring
* 20 Oct Business Planning Structure
Importantly, you HAVE TO book a place and because it is a VERY popular series of lectures, you better hurry! Send an e-mail to businesslibrary@dublincity.ie www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

FRANCESCA BROWN – BOOK LAUNCH – GUTTER BOOKSHOP
Thurs 29 Sept: 18:30-20:00 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
The launch of ‘The Voices of Angels’ by Francesca Brown will take place on Thursday. In her first book, ‘My Whispering Angels’, Irish wife and mother Francesca Brown described how angels helped her to recover from a serious illness. In this new book she shares life-affirming stories of how they have helped her, and others, to find inner peace and contentment. Free and everyone welcome.
gutterbookshop.com/

DUBLIN WORDPRESS MEETUP
Thurs 29 Sept: 18:30 – The Bull & Castle, 5-7 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2
This month’s WordPress Meet-up is taking place in The Bull & Castle on Thursday.

Dublin WordPress Monthly

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011, 6:30 PM

The Bull & Castle
Lord Edward Street Dublin 2, IE

10 WordPressers Went

Regular monthly meetup on the last Thursday of every month from 6.30pm onwards.We’re in the upstairs beer hall.  Look out for a table sign with the group logo or ask the bar staff.

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KARELIA TRIO – ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Thurs 29 Sept: 19:00 – Royal Irish Academy of Music, 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2. The Karelia Trio will be in the RIAM for a classical music performance. Three musicians from Malaga Conservatoire will perform some of Beethoven and Dvorak master pieces. Admission is free. www.riam.ie

DUBLIN WATER SUPPLY – RDS ENERGY LECTURE
Thurs 29 Sept: 19:00-20:00 – Merrion Room, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The RDS Energy Lecture “The Dublin Region Water Supply project” is taking place on Thurs. “As bizarre as it may seem Ireland is running out of water, with the population of the Dublin region predicted to exceed two million by 2030 our current level of water supply will not be able to meet our future demands.
Against this background, the RDS is delighted to welcome Mr Gabriel D’Arcy, Managing Director, Bord na Móna, to the RDS to update about one of the proposals that has been suggested to help meet the long-term water supply needs of the Dublin Region. The proposal involves bringing water from the Shannon Basin to a reservoir in Garryhinch, west of Portarlington, from where it will be pumped eastwards. The water will supply up to nine counties in the east and midlands, including Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Wicklow. The idea is based on the premise that the Shannon Basin has too much water, while the eastern counties have too little.
Admission to this lecture is free.Advance booking is essential via 01-240 7215 or industry@rds.ie Web: www.rds.ie/industry

TREVOR JOYCE – READING – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Thurs 29 Sept: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
“Translations, Perversions, Appropriations & Inventions: A reading by Trevor Joyce” will take place in the Writers’s Centre.
“To mark International Translation Day 2011, the Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association, in conjunction with the Irish Writers’ Centre, is proud to welcome Trevor Joyce, who will read from his translations from Middle Irish, Chinese, and from the Hungarian, Turkic and Finno-Ugric languages, as well as his own original work.” www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

IRISH LANGUAGE EVENT
Thurs 29 Sept: 19:30 – Coisceim & Scoil Ghno Michael Smurfit, Ascaill Dhun Charuin, An Charraig Dhubh, Co. Bhaile Atha Cliath. Beidh Frank Allen, priomhfheidhmeannach ar RPA (luas & metro) ag seoladh an leabhar nua Meon Gaelach, Aigne Nualaioch le Fionnbarra O Brolchain sa Seomra Boird Laurence Crowley (Pillar Room).

COTONEASTERS THROUGHT THE YEAR – BOTANIC GARDENS
Thurs 29 Sept: 20:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. The lecture “Cotoneasters Throughout the Year” by Jeanette Fryer will take place. Jeanette Fryer has studied Cotoneasters for many years and holds the National Collection. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

RAILWAY SESSIONS – OPEN MIC – O’REILLY’S ROCK BAR
Thurs: 20:30 – O’Reilly’s Rock Bar, underneath Tara Street DART Station, Dublin 2
If you are a Singer, Songwriter, play an Instrument or just want to jam then come to the Railway Sessions in O’Reilly’s every Thurs at 20:00 and showcase maybe a new song or a cover. All performing musicians will receive a complimentary drink. The event starts at 20:30. To contact the organisers: info@dublinsocialtv.ie An Indie-Rock Club starts immediately afterwards at 23:00. Admission free.
entertainment.ie/event/gigs/O%27Reilly%27s-Rock-Bar/Railway-Sessions/2575255.htm

ODEON MOVIE CLUB
Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. There is no cover charge. The theme for September will be “Gangsters” and the films are: 29 Sept The Departed. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

BANDA BAQUE SOUL BAND – SIN E
Thurs 29 Sept: 21:00 – Sin É, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
In February the pub Sin È was closed down due to high rents, but just about 4 weeks later it opened up again and is doing well since. The new owners (?) are running regular live music events and one regular event is with the Brazilian Soul + Funk Band “Banda Baque Soul” on Thursdays. www.facebook.com/sin.e.dublin?sk=wall

REGULAR THURSDAY EVENTS
* Lunchtime Market at Christ Church Cathedral from 12:00-15:00. www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php
* 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.
* Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00 and the line up is here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall
* Songs from a Café is a Dublin singer-songwriter showcase session, dedicated to the art of contemporary songwriting. 20:00-22:00 at Brick Alley Cafe. www.facebook.com/songsfromacafe
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* Open Music Night in Darky Kellys pub in Fishamble Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8 organised by the music duo R.E.D.. Would you like to perform or just listen? Names of contributors are taken from 21:30 and the gig starts at 22:00. www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Mic-Night-Dublin/121048244620948
www.myspace.com/redmusic11
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

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JAPE AND MORE – IN-STORE – TOWER RECORDS
Fri 30 Sept: 13:00+14:00+16:00 – Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Jape (13:00) and White McKenzie (14:00) and Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters (16:00) and Waterboys (17:00) will be in Tower Records for an In-Store event. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=218

INVENTING OUR OWN FUTURE – ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY
Fri 30 Sept: 14:00-18:00 – Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. “Inventing Our Own Future: Engineers and the Innovation Economy” is the title of this event in the RIA. Professor Sir Michael Brady, Information Engineering, University of Oxford, Dr Nigel Burton, President, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK and Professor James McLaughlin, NIBEC, University of Ulster will discuss
+ Is engineering innovation served well with an intrapreneurship model in Ireland (ie within universities and larger multi-nationals)? and
+ How can future investment in engineering research improve performance in both research quality but also impact innovation?
This forum aims to act as a counterpoint to current discussions on the innovation economy and add to the national debate surrounding such policies. More details
www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Inventing-Our-Own-Future–Engineers-and-the-Innova.aspx

KANYU TREE – HMV GRAFTON STREET
Fri 30 Sept: 17:00 – HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2
The Kanyu Tree will be playing live and signing copies of their debut album ‘People Street’ in HMV. hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080

SALMON POETRY LAUNCH – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Fri 30 Sept: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
“Daytime Astronomy” by Paul Grattan is Grattan’s 2nd poetry collection and it will be launched on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

SINGLES NIGHT – CLARION HOTEL IFSC
Fri 30 Sept: 20:00-00:30 – Kudos Bar, The Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 1
Two friends of mine have identified that 1-2-1 is very time-consuming, especially because it is a hit-and-miss effort where the “chat” can be VERY awkward if you know already in the first 5 seconds that there is no chemistry whatsoever and all you want is any excuse to leave early. To help that, this singles night will give you a chance to meet all the girls/guys you’ve been chatting to via Facebook, Bebo, MySpace and Dating Sites and want to meet in person. You can then quickly establish who you’d like to date, who you’d like as a friend and who you never, ever want to see again. There is no speed dating and no formal programme to this evening, the idea is rather to meet in a normal bar environment but with the difference that you and everyone is there for one reason…to meet others.
So invite your friends to it to make sure that there is a good mix of people. Admision is free and the organisers will do their best to make sure no girls or guys are left on their own. www.facebook.com/notes/paul-hurley/dublin-singles-night-friday-september-30th-entry-is-free/10150379761775097

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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:

No special pre-announcements this week, but lots more events to come up next week. ;-)

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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. ;-)

DAVID NORRIS – FAILING BETTER?
The biggest ODD story this week has to be that David Norris has re-entered the competition to become the next Irish President. The reason why it is odd is because the same David Norris had decided on 02 August that he was not the right person to become the next Irish president when he withdrew from the process. And last Friday, six weeks after the withdrawal, he now seems to think that suddenly he is the right person again. Nothing has changed and if reasons in August were important enough to stop him from taking part in the process, then it certainly is odd that now all is allegedly different? There are serious doubts that he will get support from the required 20 parliament or Seanad members to ensure that his name will appear on the ballot papers: www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0921/1224304483539.html When Norris decided to withdraw he quoted Sammuel Beckett, who said “”Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better”. Maybe Norris just wants to try that ‘fail better” bit??

MORE FAILS – NEW PR AGENCY, PLEASE!
You know you have to fire your PR Agency if they even manage to put a spelling mistake in the headline of your Press Release: Poll Position? It should be “Pole Position”! www.irishpressreleases.ie/2011/09/20/donedeal-takes-poll-position-as-ireland%E2%80%99s-most-popular-audited-motoring-website/

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Enjoy Culture Night and the Oktoberfest and all these other events and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do while I am away. ;-) I am looking forward to my few days away in Italy, but I have to admit that I would love to be at Culture Night as well.

Take care,

–Joerg

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