Event Guide 227: Science Gallery Exhibition, Dublin Flea Market, RDS Energy Lecture, Brownbread Mixtape

October 21st, 2011

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 227
| 21 October 2011 Subscribers: 9957

Hi all!

I am back in Dublin and had a great weekend in Germany. The New Wine Festival (Fest des Federweissen) was on near the place I am from and the new wine and all the food was delicious. Since we now have a quite authentic German Oktoberfest in Dublin and a Christmas Market that definitely has touches of a German Christmas Market, I wonder if in a few years time there will be a German Wine Festival here as well!? By the way, it is not all a one way street! Halloween has become really popular in Germany within the last 5 years or so and Santa Claus which was not known in the context of German Christmas is getting a foothold as well. :-)


Talking about Christmas, there are another 2 months and 4 days until Christmas and recently a Press Release reached me, claiming that “many people” have already started buying Christmas presents! It won’t surprise you that the company that allegedly did that research is depending on massive Christmas Shopping. Were they maybe influencing the results of this research a little?

This week is the final week the seven candidates for the Presidential Election will try to influence you and I am surprised how relatively open the competition still is. In my opinion the final result of this election will be totally inconsequential to Ireland, but it will still be interesting to see who will win.

Until then, we better get down to “business” and check out the free events that will take place over the next week. If you get the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” the first time or haven’t had a chance to read it too often, then let me remind you that the best way to read this e-zine/newsletter is not by reading it from top to bottom. It is just too long for that for most people. Instead have a look at the sections that interest you and use the headlines to see if you want to find out more. So, I suggest that you read this e-mail in the same way as you would read a newspaper, where you use headlines to identify interesting articles that you want to read and just ignore the pieces that don’t sound interesting. You don’t insult me by not reading every word here! ;-)

On 05 November a unique event will take place in Dublin. Ego Invenio – two men on a mission to make the world a healthier place – will be in Dublin to bring their event “Health Explosion” to Ireland. Do stress, lack of energy, excess weight and missing motivation and focus wear you out and affect your quality of life? And you know that if someone showed you how to maximise your health and vitality and how to get more energy and life out of your body, it would change your wellbeing and happiness completely? Gareth and Jeroen will be in Dublin to share their vast knowledge! Have a look at
www.egoinvenio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=23 and register for this event. The full day training course will take place in the City Centre of Dublin. This Investment in your health is only EUR 49.

We are coming closer and closer to the 10,000 readers and while the number of events is naturally a little smaller in the colder part of the year, there are always lots and lots of free events taking place, so tell your friends and colleagues about the Dublin Event Guide, they 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 Send your friends, colleagues, families to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe to the weekly newsletter in the sign-up form on the right side of the page. Alternatively they can go to the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and click on JOIN EMAIL LIST and while there, click on LIKE as well. 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 to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-zine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and this section is for the people that want to remind that despite all, life is great and it is important to be alive! This week I have a video for you. Kevin D. pointed it out to me. It is about Kayleigh. Kayleigh was attacked and was not allowed to move for weeks as a result of her injuries. All she could do was silently sing to herself. www.youtube.com/watch?v=95op3RBXK-w Watch the video and see the good that came out of the suffering.

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

______Joerg’s Picks______________

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

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When the headline events are over it is sometimes difficult to get four or five top events to list them in the subject line of this mail, but it is never too difficult to find a couple of interesting events to go to.

This week I am interested in these events: Today there is a Maths Talk by Chris Budd that sounds fascinating and afterwards the Love Ceol, Hate Racism gig in Sweeney Mongrel is worth going!

On Saturday the Disability Film Festival and the Science Gallery Exhibition are very promising. Then there is the 5k Vampire Cloak Race and – with a completely different meaning for blood – the lecture about the “Secret of Blood”. I can’t decide yet what I will do. ;-) In the evening I will try to go to the Mute Fish Farewell concert. Mute Fish will take a break for a number of months and they will be missed!

On Sunday the Puppet Festival will bring some free street performances to Dun Laoghaire and Temple Bar and I haven’t been at the Dublin Flea Market for a long time, so that will be on my list this week. And in the evening I will be in Gardiner Street Church for the Gospel Mass at 19:30.

Next week, Tuesday is busy with interesting lectures: Energy Challenge, Debt Crisis or Data Protection. Take your pick! I would love to be in three places at the same time. ;-)

On Wednesday DEFINITELY have a look at the World Record attempt for rewriting the mental health story. Sounds really cool and in the evening the ever popular Brownbread Mixtape!


On Fri 28 + Sat 29 Oct the Beatles will be in Dublin! ..and if you have doubts that it will be the real thing, then you HAVE to go to this gig. :-) Obviously it is a Beatles Tribute Band that is performing the “Get Back Show” in the Tivoli Theatre in Francis Street, but you will be so impressed and it will sound totally like the real thing. I was at the most recent concert of the same guys in the Olympia Theatre and they are really great. The concert tells the story of the Beatles in songs and the two day run in October is a preview for a longer run that will start in late January. You have the opportunity to see it first! Tickets (EUR 29.50) are available on www.tivoli.ie/ttsite/Tivoli_Theatre/Beatles.html and more details can be found on www.getbackshow.com/
I know the organisers well and they support the Dublin Event Guide wherever possible and they were very generous and made 5 (!!!) pairs of tickets available for a competition. If you want to get your hands on a pair of tickets, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with BEATLES in the subject and in the body of the mail I need three things: Your name and mobile phone number has to be in it and the third thing that I need from you is the answer to this question: What is the subtitle of the show in the Tivoli? (You will easily find the answer on www.getbackshow.com/). Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Tuesday 25 October.

On Saturday 29 Oct (22:00-23:30) a great event will take place in Bewley’s Theatre in Grafton Street: Julyo will perform music from his down-tempo / ambient release ‘LiMEN’ along with Italian saxophone player Antonello d’Orazio and Mauritian percussion player Khalile Vial. This event is a must for all the lovers of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ludovico Einaudi, William Orbit and Vangelis.
Normally event organisers use ticket competitions to promote their event, but this event was so popular that it is already sold out. So the tickets that the Julyo has made available are the last few tickets that you can get. Scarcity makes them really valuable! If you want to be the lucky person who will win one of two pairs of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JULYO in the subject and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail.The mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Tuesday 25 Oct.
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134141470016483 You can download 2 free tracks from the “LiMEN” album at limen.bandcamp.com/

The Jeanie Johnston Tallship is hosting a Halloween fun day for children and families on the 31 October. There will be party games onboard, costume competitions and a story telling session. Sweets and drinks will be provided for all kids attending. Tickets can be bought or booked by phoning 01-4730111 or emailing info@jeaniejohnston.ie. More information can be found on our facebook page www.facebook/jeaniejohnstontallship. The ticket prices are EUR 5 per child (age irrelevant) or EUR 17.50 for a family of 4 children and any accompanying adults are free. For the readers of the Dublin Event Guide the Jeannie Johnston team have made 4 child tickets available for a competition. If you want to win a ticket, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with JEANNIE in the subject and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Tues 25 Oct. www.jeaniejohnston.ie

The Musical Youth Foundation children’s charity has teamed up with best-selling author, TV and radio comedian Tony Hawks to present a very special film screening of “Round Ireland With A Fridge” in Screen 1 of Movies@Dundrum on Monday 24 Oct at 19:00. The event will be hosted by Tony Hawks who will be answering audience questions following the screening. The film is based on the true life adventures of Tony Hawks and his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month… with a fridge. The book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller in 1998 and has now sold well over 800,000 copies worldwide.
Tickets for this exclusive, fun-filled event are available from just EUR10 from www.entertainment.ie/myf and all proceeds go directly to the Musical Youth Foundation children’s charity which is working to provide every child on the Island of Ireland with access to a musical education.
The Musical Youth Foundation was established in 2009 by Chris Maher under the umbrella of the Dublin City Soul Festival project and is currently running a number of very successful “guitars for kids” projects in Dublin.
Hopefully many of you will support the Musical Youth Foundation by going to the screening. The Dublin City Soul Festival is one of my favourite events and I am more than happy to support Chris Maher’s efforts, but Chris was generous and has made 3 pairs of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide. The lucky winners are: Carol Halpin, Mary Kennedy, Hugh Cardiff. Congrats!

A big celebration of Diwali (Festival of light) will take place on 22 October in the RDS. It is a BIG Indian festival and the organisers expect over 2,500 people to celebrate it with them. Some of the spectacular events lined up for the day are: Street Performances, Taal fusion (a percussion ensemble by i4drum), Stand-up comedy by Dean Scurry, a showcase of music and visual art work with Stray Bird, a kids corner and a spectacular sky-fest to enthral you at the end of the day. Details about the event can be found at diwali.unitasisac.ie/. Tickets are EUR 10 and bought on ticketsmaster.ie. The event will take place in the RDS Simmonscourt Hall in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. If you have in interest in Indian Culture or if you just want to see a massive cultural festival, this is the event for you!
The organisers have made one pair of tickets available for a competition here and the lucky winner is Catherine Blanchard. Congratulations!

______Dublin News______________

Are you Australian or have an interest in the Ireland-Australian relationship? The Association has been around for over 30 years and was set up to foster relations between Ireland and Australia. Like many such organisations it had a bit of an older focus, but a new and younger board is now in place and they have great new plans and want to make the association a more meaningful business networking group. A number of interesting events are already planned and if you are interested in their work, go to eepurl.com/gpjar to join their mailing list. www.ireland-australia.org

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This is not a virtual-language recruitment fair, but a virtual language-recruitment-fair, if you get what I am trying to say. ;-) If you are interested in language related jobs, then check out the Virtual Language Recruitment Fair from your own home between 26 and 28 October: www.bpvirtualfair.com/#/home
You will have the chance to chat, and discuss employment opportunities online with HR professionals from some of the largest companies across Europe! The event offers bilingual and multilingual professionals access to hundreds of available positions from leading international companies and recruitment agencies based in Europe, in employment sectors such as Customer Service, Accountancy & Finance, IT, Sales, Marketing and Translating/Interpreting, plus many more. If you are a bilingual or multilingual and you are interested in finding a great job that meets your skills then this might be the best way for you to reach lots of companies. Many companies will have advice on how to apply for their roles, information about the interview process and all other aspects, to help you find your perfect job on their virtual stand. Download application forms if required, or watch video’s uploaded from recruiters. Discuss and chat live with other participants to share your views and opinions. The fair is online for 3 days from 9:00 on the 26 October to 18:00 on the 28 October, so you can access the fair in the comfort of your own home at any time during this period without having to travel to a venue or another location. The Virtual Fair is completely free of charge however all candidates must pre-register before the event takes place.


In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. Being mentioned here and being seen by the 9000+ readers of the Dublin Event Guide should help to kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very much appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.


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.

18-25 Oct: 12:00-23:00 – Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – “An empty Canvas, what would you draw, or write?” was the straight forward question asked by swiss artist Cindy Bissig, who left empty canvases in the Exchange to see what she would get, to find out what is going on in the minds of the people. The respond was enormous. After two weeks of cutting, glueing, mix`n maching, drawing and simply trying to get some order into the chaos, Cindy returns with a variety of paintings and drawings Various shapes and sizes. Some were transformed into something else, some were left the way they were. It is an intriguing mix, as colourfull as the Exchange itself. Check out: gallery.exchangedublin.ie/


Fri 21 Oct: 18:00-20:00 – Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, National College of Art and Design, Dublin 8. The Praxis and Pedagogy group at GradCAM and the Irish Debt Info-graphic Project (IDIP) present: “Debt or Democracy?” with David Malone (aka Golem XIV).
Author and documentary filmmaker David Malone’s BBC documentary High Anxieties – The Mathematics of Chaos (2008) was the first film to be made about the financial crisis, accurately anticipating the problems that were to unfold in the economy. In 2008 Malone began commenting on the financial pages of the Guardian’s website about the credit-crunch and the ensuing financial crisis under the pseudonym Golem XIV, the name of a military supercomputer in a novel by the same name by Polish science-fiction writer Stanislaw Lem. Malone became a fierce critic of the bank bailouts, arguing that they would lead to huge cuts in public spending. In November 2010 his book about the crisis The Debt Generation was published in the UK. On 21 October Malone will be joined by a diverse panel at NCAD, including members from IDIP (Irish Debt Info-graphic Project), to analyse the current economic situation, focussing on the question: what is worth knowing? This discussion is part of the IDIP research programme, which is developing an online graphic history of the debt crisis in Ireland. Please book your seat by email (praxis AT gradcam.ie) as places are limited news.ncad.ie/?p=490

Fri 21 Oct: 19:00-21:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
Is maths a tame animal, confined to the classroom or university, or is it a wild animal, free to roam in the jungles of the worlds problems? Chris Budd talk will try to answer this question by taking maths on a tour around the zoo. You’ll discover the maths of fish, penguins and many other exotic creatures. Maths will be used to peer inside the brain of a bee and also to soar with the starlings. You’ll even see how maths can help at the gift shop and at the turnstiles to get in. There will be a great mix of maths on show, so bring your imagination! Chris Budd is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at University of Bath.
After the talk, there will be some exciting maths week entertainment from 20:00-21:00 in the Science Gallery Cafe with a number of the other presenters, including Andrew Jeffrey (Maths Magic) Paco Gomez, (Maths and Music).
Admission is free, but you need to book on www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/10/maths-week-talk-chris-budd

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant (19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2) host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday (06 Oct, 20 Oct, 03 Nov) N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics that often have customers singing along and requesting their favourites.

Fri 21 Oct: 21:00 – The Sweeney Mongrel , Dame Street, Dublin 2
“Love Ceol, Hate Racism” is a combined effort by Ceol PR, Music Maker Dublin,
& LMHR to bring you 3 floors of Live Bands & DJs.
+++ The Ceol Stage Line Up (1st Floor):
Seven Days – Infectious blend of Soul, Blues and Funk.
Preachers Son – craggy guitars and weighty vocals.
Storyfold – Indie/power pop
Fat Baby Panda – Rock
Coby Grant
+++ The Music Maker Stage Line Up (ground floor):
The Viking Project- Blues orientated, foot stomping’ music.
Teekay & Ashman – Hip-hop
Fox E & The Good Hands – Melodic narrative with punch, power and pizzaz!
Aisling O’Reilly – A young RnB singer with talent and soul within her.
DJ Mioew
+++ Fassman Space (basement):
Expect an eclectic mix of Latin Soul , Funk, Breaks and more from DJs Fassman, Tetsuo & Osito.

The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 21 Oct Cornerstone
Sat 22 Oct Superfly
Sun 23 Oct Live Music 18:00-20:30
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html www.facebook.com/thestillorganorchard?sk=wall

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

* 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


20-23 Oct: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
& axis, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9
Abära is Ireland’s first International Disability Film Festival. The aim of the festival is to celebrate progress made by people with disabilities while increasing awareness and understanding of the many challenges still faced by people with disabilities around the world. In recent years, filmmakers globally have highlighted disability issues through documentaries, comedies, dramatic genres, music videos and animation. The films have been chosen to provoke and inspire you. (Abära means “shine” in Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia. Abära implies positive energy, optimism and forward thinking – like this festival, and the people it is about.)
Normally a film festival of this type would cost quite a bit of money if you want to see many films, but amazingly the organisers were able to keep the price to an absolute minimum, so low that I will mention them here, even if the event is not completely free: The Abära Festival Pass costs EUR 2 and allows you free admission to all festival screenings. Festival Passes are available from IFI and axis box office. The website is here www.dochas.ie/abara and the complete programme can be found at www.dochas.ie/abara/docs/abarafilmfestivalprogramme.pdf

21 Oct – 20 Jan: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
A new exhibition has opened in the Science Gallery last night. The topic is water and the title is “Surface Tension – The Future of Water”.
“The future of water is the subject of tension. Water is both disposable and sacred, a muse for artists and a necessity for life – a source of healing and of conflict. The earth has abundant water, but only a very small proportion is available for human use. How should this be managed and sustained, and what would a water-scarce future look like?
SURFACE TENSION brings together work by artists, designers, engineers and scientists to explore the future of water, playing on its physical properties, its role in politics and economics, and ways in which it may be harnessed, cleaned, and distributed.
You have three months to visit the exhibition, but make sure that you don’t miss it, so maybe it is better to go sooner rather than later. ;-) www.sciencegallery.ie

The Bram Stoker Dracula Halloween Horror Festival will take place in Clontarf on 22 + 28 + 30 October. The information is not totally clear, so I am not sure if the events “Bram Stoker lecture with invited speakers , St Anthony’s Hall Clontarf” and “Bram Stoker Antique and Collectables Sale of Work St Anthony’s Hall Clontarf” are completely free. The interesting sounding “World Championship 5k vampire Cloak Race” is not free (EUR 20 or EUR 5 for kids), but watching it is free and the interesting aspect is that all participants must wear a cloak. This is a World First and the winner will be declared the real and undisputed Cloak Race Champion of the World. The event on the day start at 09:30. The Children 1k Fun Race starts at 15:45, the World Championship Dracula 5k Cloak Race starts at 15:45 and at 17:30 the awards ceremony will take place. the – you will never have a better chance to become a World Champion. The event head quarter is in St Anthony’s Hall, Clontarf Road, Dublin 5. www.bramstokerdraculahalloweenhorrorfestival.com

Sat 22 Oct: 12:00-17:00 – 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
On Saturday the LASC (Latin America Solidarity Centre) are inviting to an Open Day and Mini Fair. You will have the chance to find out what LASC is currently doing, ask questions and give suggestions. Bolivian artesania, including clothes and accessories as well as food, and drink will be sold. Music and cultural activities complement the programme. Events include a workshop on Food Sovereignty from 12:30-13:30 and a documentary on Colombia from 14:00-15:00. This is followed by a discussion led by a member of Grupo Raíces. There will also be activities for children throughout the day. For more information visit lasc.ie/content/lasc-open-day-and-mini-fair

Sat 22 Oct: 12:00-12:30 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Storytime with Trisha Deery will take place in the Gutter Book Shop. ‘Let me see… what will I be?’ is the new book of Irish picturebook writer and illustrator Trisha Deery and she will read from her book and will get the children involved in all kinds of activities. Suitable for ages 3-6, children should be accompanied by an adult.

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

+ The Gallery Talk “Eel-tastic!” for adults will take place on Sat 22 Oct from 12:00-12:30 at Merrion Street (Natural History). Join Dr. Ciara O’Leary from Inland Fisheries Ireland to find out more about one of Ireland’s strangest fish, the European eel. No booking required but places limited. Wheelchair accessible. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2501
+ The Gallery Talk “The Making of a Manuscript” for Age 14+ will take place on Sat 22 Oct from 12:00-12:30 in Kildare Street (Archaeology). Join expert calligrapher Tim O’Neill for a talk on the fascinating processes involved in making a manuscript, from vellum to ink and quills. No booking first come basis. Places limited to 30. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2500

Sat 22 Oct: 12:30 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Martina Cole will be signing her new book ‘The Faithless’ www.easons.com/pid/page/events

Sat 22 Oct: 13:00-14:00 – Unit A8, Airside Enterprise Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin
Astronomy Ireland invites to a number of one hour events over the coming weeks, introducing you to Astrophotography, Imaging, the Universe, Halloween and Astronomy and more.
+ 22 Oct: “ISS Tracking” by Carl O’Beirnes.
+ 29 Oct: “The Astronomy of Halloween” Presentation by Oisín Creaner.
Admission is free. www.astronomyireland.ie
After the lecture about Satellite Tracking, workshops and demonstrations will take place (until 18:00) on how to use telescopes to look at objects such as the International Space Station in incredible detail.

Sat 22 Oct: 14:00-15:30 – Dublin Writers Museum, 18 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Swiss Naturopath and author of many popular titles on health, nutrition and diet, Christopher Vasey, visits Dublin to give a lecture on the secret of the blood.
“The task of the blood is not only to irrigate the tissues; it is also to serve as a bridge or as a binding element between the physical body and the immaterial spirit of man (the soul). As the characteristics of this link change according to the modifications of the blood composition, we understand why material things such as diets, medicine, drugs and changes in hormonal secretions can induce particular moods as well as influence our state of mind and our psychical life. This knowledge enables us to acquire a new understanding of ourselves and opens new therapeutic horizons.” Admission is free. www.grail-uk.org/index.php/vasey-lecture-tour

Sat 22 Oct: 14:00-16:00 – House of Fraser, Dundrum Town Centre
Chef Patrick Guilbaud will sign copies of his book “Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud – the First Thirty Years”. All proceeds of this book will go to the Irish Hospice Foundation. The Irish Hospice Foundation is the national charity which is dedicated to building support for the hospice philosophy in all care settings, improving access to hospice services and working for the continuous development of high-quality care, including bereavement support. www.dundrum.ie/events/patrick-guilbaud-charity-book-signing/

Sat 22 Oct: 14:30 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Join Glynn Anderson, guide at the National Botanic Gardens and author of “Birds of Ireland: Facts, Folklore & History” in a walk and talk investigating some of the interdependencies of our plants and animals. Learn how plants provide shelter and food for birds and other animals and how they, in return, help plants to pollinate and propagate. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

22+23 Oct: Eason Book shops
Cecelia Ahern will sign copies of her latest book “The Time Of My Life” in the following stores Eason
Eason Liffey Valley on 22 October @ 15:00
Eason Blanchardstown on 23 October @ 12:00
Eason Swords – 23 October @ 15:00

Sat 22 Oct: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “Storytelling” with Gordon Snell. Admission free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sat 22 Oct: 15:30 – axis Centre, Main Street, Ballymun
The international children’s charity Plan Ireland will be hosting a free screening of ‘The Little Girl who Sold The Sun’ in the axis Centre, Ballymun on Saturday 22 Oct at 3.30pm. The uplifting and inspiring film follows the life of a little girl with polio living in Senegal, who decides to take on the macho world of newspaper hawking selling the government paper Le Soleil (The Sun). There will also be a post-screening discussion with Dil Wickremasinghe of NewsTalk who will be speaking to Silje Vold from Plan Norway and John McFarlane, Chairman of the Post Polio Support Group. To come along to this free film screening & discussion, email rsvp@plan.ie or call 1800 829 829. The film is taking place as part of the Abara International Disability Film. For more information visit www.plan.ie. The Abära Festival has a super-low charge of EUR 2 or a festival pass and I am not absolutely sure if this film is free if you register with Plan Ireland or if you still have to pay the EUR 2. Either way, I am sure it won’t break the bank and even if you get it for free you might donate the EUR 2. ;-)

Sat 22 Oct: 19:00 – The Workmansclub, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Twelve acts over two stages, all under one roof. Featuring performances from Rams Pocket Radio, The Young Folk, Henrietta Game, The Fallen Drakes, Daithí, Ghost Estates and more. Hosted by RTE 2FM’s Jenny Huston. Admission is free.
From 600 applications, over fifty artists were chosen to take part in the 2011 IMRO Showcase Tour, performing at twelve venues across the country including Derry, Belfast, Limerick, Dublin, Cork, Mayo, Athlone, Galway and Kildare. The Best of the IMRO Showcase Tour will take over The Workman’s Club on Saturday with twelve acts showcasing their music to industry folk and fans alike. On the line-up are Daithí, Danielle Harrison, Ghost Estates, Henrietta Game, I’M YOUR VINYL, Marc O’Reilly, Pearse McGloughlin, Rainy Boy Sleep, Rams Pocket Radio, The Empire Lights, The Fallen Drakes and The Young Folk. www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/10/17/the-best-of-imro-showcase-tour-2011-221011/

Sat 22 Oct: 20:00 – Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2
For many weeks Mute Fish performed every Tuesday in the Mercantile, but even the best thing sometimes has to come to an end. On Saturday Mute Fish will play their Farewell Gig, I really like their music, so I hope the farewell is only a farewell from the Mercantile not from being Mute Fish. Supporting band will be “Los Putas”. Admission is free. www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html www.facebook.com/mutefishband

Sat 22 Oct: 20:00 – Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2. Susan Ward (Soprano) & Eliza Puchianu (piano) will perform at this free event. A Bucket collection for the church’s Organ Restoration Fund will be carried out.

22 Oct: 20:00-22:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
A somewhat complicated story about what seems to be a possibly slightly schizophrenic but talented musician. ;-) The musician is called Mark Baker, but for some reason he calls himself Saint John the Gambler and explains what this alter ego has achieved. I think the 5 paragraphs can be summarised to “experienced and talented Folk Rock musician and singer-songwriter will perform”. Read the details here: www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/5807

“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

* 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

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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 23 Oct: Halloween Art and 30 Oct: Halloween Masks. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring 01-6770095.

The International Puppet Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday and will this year take place in Bray and in Monkstown and Dun Laoghaire from 21-30 Oct. There are performances for children, for adults and for the whole family. Most events are not free, but there are three street performances that are free:
The free events are two performances of The Chancy Brothers – Bui Bolg
+ Sun 23 Oct: 11:00-11:30 – Temple Bar (exact location not specified)
+ Sun 23 Oct: 16:00-16:30 – Mermaid Theatre Plaza, Bray
In Dun Laoghaire’s People’s Park “Dangerous Dave will perform on
+ Sun 23 Oct: 12:00-15:00. See lots of fantastic puppet shows and characters from all over the world – The Little Monkey of Yao Mountain – Farmer Jolly’s walkabout – The Chinese Princess and the Cricket. Meet Lefty, a heroic red sock looking for his “sole” mate – and of course Punch + Judy! For everyone from age 3 to 93

Sun 23 Oct: 11:00-13:00 – Cabinteely Park; meet in the main car park.
Come along to this workshop and make your very own witches broom and wizard wand using natural materials in preparation for Halloween. Leader: Andrew Fleming (Mouse), ‘OWLS’ The Children’s Nature Club. Booking Required: Contact Andrew on 087 32 999 36 or info@owls.ie This is a Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown Biodiversity Event. www.dlrevents.ie/pdf/DLRExploring%20Nature%20leaflet-Sept-Dec.pdf

Sun 23 Oct: 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 Sunday 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.

Sun 23 Oct: 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 the Bartholdy Trio (Heloise Geoghegan – violin, Brian O’Kane – cello, James Willshire – piano) playing
Mozart and Brahms. www.hughlane.ie/sunday-concerts

Sun 23 Oct: 12:30-14:30 – Exchange Dublin, Exchange St. Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Knowledge is an open collective group that aims to bring education and learning to everyone. “Our public spaces, parks, streets corners – in fact anywhere we can gather – should be places where we share everything we know with each other.” This Sunday’s talk is “Don’t be ‘That Guy’. How to be a good Trans ally” with Jack O’Sullivan. “This is not a standard Trans 101. This is a guide for allies and people with good intentions. Don’t be ‘That Guy’ who makes Trans* people uncomfortable. Be a good ally! This talk will help you become better at understanding and engaging with the issues Trans* people face. If you believe in equality for Trans* people and want to know how you can help more and help better, come along! If you’re Trans* and want to have something to share with allies, then this is a safe space for that too.
(Trans* is used as an inclusive term to encompass everyone who feels the gender they’ve been assigned at birth doesn’t quite describe them).” www.facebook.com/KnowledgeExchange knowledge.exchangedublin.ie/

Sun 23 Oct: 13:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The screening of the film “Picturing Derry” (1984) will take place. This fascinating documentary presents an analysis of photographic images of Derry from photojournalists, newspaper photographers and community groups, which discusses how images can be used and interpreted in a number of different ways, and how this, in turn, affects viewers’ impressions of reality. (Dir. David Fox, Sylvia Stevens, Faction Films, 1984, 60 mins). Admission is free, but places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/465-screening-picturingderry

Sun 23 Oct: 14:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
“Come visit the Halloween harvest pumpkin display and enjoy this popular annual celebration at Glasnevin. All you Witches and Ghouls make sure you dress to impress! Activities in the Gardens on the day will include seasonal Halloween games and an environmental art experience, where visitors can participate with various materials, to weave a tapestry on a giant loom set up underneath the trees.” www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

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.

+ A Hands on History event will take place on Sun 23 Oct from 15:00-16:00 in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History). It is suitable for the while family.
Fun family learning with the Museum’s collection of objects; a handling session. No booking required. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2503

Sun 23 Oct: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “The Impact of an Old Master Collection on a Contemporary Artist” with Samuel Walsh, Artist will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sun 23 Oct: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Be inspired by Francis Bacon to create your own Portraits and Self Portraits”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Sun 16 Oct: 16:00-23:00 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. This week the line-up is: Island Life, Sean Cray, The Gentlemens Club, Dirty Jezabel, Bona Fide Federation, Molly O’Mahony, The Dirty Valentines. For all details including links to the bands, go to www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Sun 23 Oct: 16:00 – Red Stables Café, St Anne’s Park, Clontarf/Raheny, Dublin 5
Fiona Coggins from www.spotthedogwalker.net is organising a social event for dog lovers. You will be joined by other small business and professionals involved in dog care. Complimentary canapés and refreshments provided and a raffle in support of Dogs Aid will be held on the day.

Sun 23 Oct: 20:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Floor Show is an evening of song, poetry, prose and performance at the Irish Writers’ Centre. For more information or to perform email thefloorshowiwc@gmail.com. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

* 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 invites to a Gospel Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

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

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Innovation Dublin continues until 18 Nov. This year the events have been extended to run over a month to meet the scale of Dublin’s passion to innovate and promises to be better than ever. Activities will be concentrated in key venues spanning the entire Dublin city and county. The principal aim of the festival is to provide Dubliners with an opportunity to discuss, promote and celebrate innovation in the city. There will be seminars, workshops, discussions, tours, exhibitions, performances and competitions and more detail can be found on www.innovationdublin.ie

Mon 24 Oct: 13:00-14:00 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
The Contemporary Music Centre, in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, presents Musical Tales – a series of four concerts in Dublin City Libraries – featuring the Milesian Quartet of the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and Imelda Drumm (mezzo-soprano). – The other concerts will take place in Drumcondra Library on 25 Oct, in Rathmines Library on 27 Oct and in Walkinstown Library on 02 Nov. Admission is free but booking is required. Booking details are on www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/oct_2011_string_quartet.aspx. www.cmc.ie

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 during the week and a new addition is a double bill on Saturdays. Admission is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
A double bill be shown on Saturdays 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Oct at 13:00: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7549&Date=01/10/2011&PageID=15
The first programme will be shown on Mon 03 Oct, Wed 12 Oct, Mon 17 Oct, Wed 26 Oct, Mon 31 Oct at 13:10:
The second programme is on Wed 05 Oct, Mon 10 Oct, Wed 19 Oct and Mon 24 Oct at 13:10: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7551&Date=05/10/2011&PageID=15

Mon 24 Oct: 18:40-19:50 – IFI, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Critical Take is a film debate about three current films in the IFI programme. Up for debate at the IFI’s monthly film club will be Stéphane Brizé’s “Mademoiselle Chambon”, Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”, and Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia”. Panellists will be award-winning costume designer Joan Bergin, director of One Hundred Mornings, Conor Horgan, and IFI Director Sarah Glennie. Book your seat by calling 01 679 3477. www.ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7580

Mon: 20:00 – Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Song Cycle is a weekly singer songwriter showcase every Monday, upstairs in Whelan’s. This week’s line up is Mara Conner. Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/5973

* 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.


In conjunction with Innovation Dublin 2011, Irish Village Markets are hosting a number of Information Days at various locations around Dublin from 25-28 October. If you have you a passion for quality food? Have ever thought about operating your own business? And would like to talk to some experts about these ideas? As part of this year’s Innovation Dublin 2011, Irish Village Markets will be holding several open days at their weekly market locations. Representatives from the industry will be advising visitors on the requirements needed to setup your own business. Included are representatives from the HSE, MAST, FSAI & Bank Of Ireland and O’Meara Camping. The help is available at
* Stillorgan LUAS Lunchtime Market (October 25th)
* EastPoint Lunchtime Market (October 26th)
* Mespil Road Lunchtime Market (October 27th).
Visit blog.irishvillagemarkets.ie for further information

Tues 25 Oct: 07:00-08:45 – National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1. The next “Corn Flakes and Commerce” at the NCI will cover the topic of “Gamification” with Nicholas Lovell. What is gamification, what results can it deliver, and how is it altering the way businesses are interacting with customers? Nicholas will focus on how marketing professionals in particular can integrate game mechanics and apply the principles of gaming to their work, to engage customers, enhance the customer experience and deliver solid returns. Find more details about speaker and topic on the website and makes sure you register there as well. Admission is free, but booking is essential. www.ncirl.ie/Events/Corn_Flakes_and_Commerce_with_Nicholas_Lovell

Tues 25 Oct: 10:30-11:15 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Dublin Contemporary Panel Discussion” chaired by Jota Castro and Christian Viveros-Fauné will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Tues 25 Oct: 12:45 – Institute of International and European Affairs, 8 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 – The talk “The Right to be Forgotten” by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger will take place on Tuesday. The European Commission intends to include the “right to be forgotten” in the upcoming revised data protection framework. This would allow users to remove/hide the data contained about them on social networks. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy. Admission is free, but booking is required: www.iiea.com/events/the-right-to-be-forgotten

Tues 25 Oct: 16:00-17:45 – Lecture Room M4, Museum Building, TCD
The Henry Grattan Lecture “The European Sovereign Debt Crisis” will take place in Trinity College. This public lecture which will discuss the European Sovereign Debt Crisis one year on from Irelands EUR 85 bln bail out by the EU-IMF. The lecture is the first in the 2011-2012 Henry Grattan Lecture Series which will address the theme of The Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Controls. Speakers are Peter Boone, LSE,
Michael Dooley, UCSC, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Bruegel. For more information visit the Policy Institute website: www.tcd.ie/policy-institute/

Tues 25 Oct: 17:00 – Douglas Hyde Gallery, TCD
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.

Tues 25 Oct: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Deirdre Purcell, Martin Malone and Michael J. Farrell will read at the Irish Writers’ Centre as part of a series of prose readings, the Peregrine Readings. Admission is free. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Tues 25 Oct: 18:30-19:30 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The next Refresh Dublin will feature Stephen Howell who will talk about “Creative Coding with the Microsoft Kinect”. Focusing on the capabilities of the official Microsoft Kinect Software Development Kit (SDK), this talk will present how Kinect data can be utilised in beginner’s programming languages like Scratch, artistic visualisation languages such as Processing and in C# for augmented reality applications. This talk also will feature ‘5 minute’ Kinect game creation with the Scratch language and how to interface and use the Kinect skeleton data in any program. This talk should be of interest to programming educators, non-programmers who wish to experiment with the Kinect capabilities, digital artists who wish to avail of cheap & easy motion capture and developers hoping to explore natural user interfaces with the Kinect. This talk will show how anybody, especially kids and non-programmers, can develop for the Kinect. Refresh Dublin is a free event that promotes design, technology, usability and standards. Admission is free, but booking is essential: www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/10/refresh-dublin-stephen-howell-creative-coding-microsoft-kinect

Tues 25 Oct: 18:30-20:00 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
The Book Launch for “Stolen Souls” by Stuart Neville will take place in the Gutter Bookshop. The author of “The Twelve” and “Collusion” will launch his new Detective Inspector Jack Lennon novel “Stolen Souls”. Admission is free. gutterbookshop.com/

Tues 25 Oct: 19:00-20:00 – Minerva Suite, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The next talk in the RDS Energy Lecture Series is entitled “The Energy Challenge”. Providing enough food, water and energy to allow the World’s rising population to live decent lives is an enormous challenge. Energy is a means, not an end, but it is a necessary means. In this lecture, Professor Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith (Director of Energy Research at Oxford University) will survey the technical and political challenges of providing sufficient energy in the face of rising population, the threat of climate change and the depletion of fossil fuels. Admission to this lecture is free and everybody is welcome, but advance booking is essential. www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099290

Tues 25 Oct: 19:00 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
“Geoffrey Keating: The Man And The Myths” by Dr Bernadette Cunningham (Royal Irish Academy) will take place in the NLI. “Geoffrey Keating’s “Foras feasa ar Éirinn” was one of the most influential histories of Ireland ever written. It offered a sense of Ireland and Irishness that proved exceptionally popular. His writings have long been valued for their attractive literary style and their mastery of the Irish language. Over the centuries, this historian/priest came to have hero status particularly in his own Tipperary world and certain myths evolved around the story of his life and achievements. This talk looks at the man and the myths, evaluating his place in the cultural, social and intellectual world of his time.” Admission is free. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx?article=968eabe6-ae32-4831-bd03-ae6bf6cab27c

Tues 25 Oct: 19:30 – Emmet Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2
This public Herzog Centre lecture by Prof. Shlomo Berger is entitled “From New Christians to New Jews: The Jews of 17th Century Amsterdam”.

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) has a live music session with Sean Og McKenna and Friends every Tue at 21:00. Musicians welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
* Live Jazz and Blues from 21:00 every Tuesday in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends
* From 21:30, O’Briens on Dame Street (next to the Mercantile Pub) is the venue for a further Open Mic event of acoustic rock’n’roll organised by the band The Mighty Stef. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


Wed 26 Oct: 08:00-20:00 – Physics Garden, Trinity College Dublin
Help Break a Guinness World Record and at the same time Rewrite Ireland’s Story on Mental Health! On Wed 26 October, “See Change”, a partnership of 50 organisations that works to change minds about mental health problems and end stigma together with the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Fighting Words will try to break an interesting Guinness World Record and your help is needed!
See Change will be aiming to beat the Guinness World Record for ‘Most People to Write a Story’ on-campus in Trinity College and 900 people are needed to contribute to the story. Apart from breaking the record, the purpose of the event is to raise awareness of mental health and to send the message that each of us has the power re-write the script on how mental health problems are perceived in society. Some of Ireland’s most well known contemporary Irish writers will be there as well and you can become a published author and at the same time a co-author with these well known Irish writers.
From 08:00 in the morning until 20:00 in the evening the team from See Change will be waiting for you and all you have to do is to turn up (no pre-booking required), you will then be briefed on the plot so far and contribute one line to develop the story on one giant continuous scroll of paper. To thank you, you will even get a goody bag!
The Physics Garden in TCD, where the event takes place is a square of grass located along the path between the rugby pitches and the Pavillion. There will be a big marquee so you won’t be able to miss it.
I will try to contribute to the story myself on Wednesday and you should come along too! Maybe we can not just break the record but BLAST through the barrier of 900 contributors.

Wed 26 Oct 12:30 – Nova UCD, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4
The Innovation Dublin 2011 event on Wednesday in UCD is a NovaUCD ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ Seminar with Patrick Farrelly, CEO, Aqua-Nu Filtration System. Farrelly will share his experiences in setting-up and running a successful enterprise especially in challenging economic times. He will also emphasise the lessons he has learnt and reveal the highs and lows that he has encountered along his entrepreneurial journeys. After the seminar attendees will have an opportunity to question the guest entrepreneur. Light refreshments will be available from 12:30, the seminar starts at 13:00 and ends at 13:50. www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novanewstitle,106380,en.html

Wed 26 Oct: 14:00-17:00: National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1
Part of the Innovation Dublin series of events, the National College of Ireland is inviting to a master class on how to “Create Winning Pitches”. Andrew Keogh from Aristo will present the master class and will tell entrepreneurs what to do in order to create interesting and innovative pitches that win involvement and investment in their ideas. Admission to the event is free, but booking is required on www.ncirl.ie/Events/Open_Innovation_Master_Class

19 Oct – 14 Dec: Wed 15:00-17:00 – Room C124, Henry Grattan Building, Dublin City University, Dublin. – The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) of Dublin City University presents the film series “Discovering Relation(ship)s” in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. This year’s SALIS Film Series features nine films (Chinese, French and German) which revolve around the topic of relationships – those towards one’s family, towards romantic partners and especially oneself. All films are in original language with subtitles and Admsission is free. The German programme will take place on 19 Oct, 02 Nov, 23 Nov and 14 Nov.
All details about the films can be found here. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en8214785v.htm

Wed 26 Oct: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. – The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to the film screening of “Parapalos” (2003) by director Ana Poliak (in Spanish with English subtitles). dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha75505_16_2.htm

Wed 26 Oct: 18:00 – The Odeon Bar, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
Meetball is a regular networking event of the Irish Internet Association and it is designed to help you put faces to names and names to faces, shake a few hands, develop opportunities and do more business. All are welcome to attend whether you are an IIA Member or not and admission is free. www.iia.ie/events/event/343/

26 Oct: 18:30-19:30 – Glasnevin Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11. – “Come to this spooky storytelling event above Glasnevin Cemetery and meet the author of The Nightmare Club books, Annie Graves. Come in your Halloweeen costume – that means adults, too! There’ll be a prize for the best one. We won’t make you dress up, but no costume means no treats, and Annie might play a few tricks on you … Her four books for readers aged 7+ will spook and scare you, we promise!” Admission is free and everyone is welcome. www.littleisland.ie/news/nightmare-club-place-names-competition

Wed 26 Oct: 18:30-20:00: National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1
“Facebook for Business” is the next in NCI’s 60th Anniversary Lecture Series 2011. Ciaran Quilty from Facebook’s EMEA headquarters discusses how businesses can harness the power of social networking websites to deliver growth. Admission to this lecture is free, but booking is essential. www.ncirl.ie/News_&_Events/Events

Wed 26 Oct: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Lonely Voice: Short Story Introductions are a monthly event for emerging writers. Up to four short story writers will be selected and invited to read their work at the event. The next Lonely Voice Short Story readings will take place on Wednesday. The readers will be selected anonymously by a guest judge. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Wed 26 Oct: 20:30 – Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The next brownbread mixtape is taking place on Wednesday upstairs in the Stag’s Head. The theme for this month is “Halloween” and resident MC Kalle Ryan will host the proceedings humorously and wave his applause sign. Resident sound man Enda Roche will be in the corner co-hosting and making noise. The following performers will be the lineup: MUSIC: Tom Cooney, SPOKEN WORD: Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly, SKETCH COMEDY: The Brownbread Players. Admission is free and because the event is extremely popular, you should arrive early. brownbreadmixtape.wordpress.com/ www.facebook.com/thebrownbreadmixtape

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.

Wed 26 Oct: 21:30 – Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“Pinktober” is a series of events in October in the Hard Rock Café that has the purpose to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. A Comedy Night featuring Karnage followed by Foils, Arms and Hog will take place
The website says that admission is free, so I guess money will be raised through collections etc. www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/events.aspx?LocationID=392&MIBenumID=3

* 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/
* 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.


Thurs 27 Oct: 13:00 – L552, James Joyce Library Building, UCD Campus, Dublin 4
Organised by the UCD School of Social Justice, the public seminar “Indian Democracy – Retrospect and Prospect” with Radhanath Tripathy will take place. Radhanath Tripathy teaches politics in the University of Delhi and is currently an Erasumus Mundus scholar at the UCD School of Social Justice. His talk will trace key themes in the development of Indian democracy and its prospects for the future.

Thu 27 Oct: 18:00 – Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
“Pavlovs Dog” will be in Tower Records at 18:00. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=219

Thurs 27 Oct: 18:30-19:30 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
The Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme 2011 continues with the talk “Career and Job Detection – How to be Resourceful and Persistent in a Changing Market”. This talk will be presented by Brian McIvor from Brian McIvor and Associates. Brian has over 30 years experience in the field of coaching and training and is the author of three books on career matters. Admission is free, but booking is recommended. To book, contact 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Thurs 27 Oct: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Poetry Ireland presents a reading by Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Enda Wyley. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Thurs 27 Oct: 19:15 – Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College Dublin. – The TCD Department of Italian invites to the lecture “What Is So New about Dante’s Vita nova?” by Professor Zygmunt G. Bara?ski (Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies and Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge). Admission free, all welcome.
Professor Bara?ski is among the world’s leading authorities on Dante, medieval Italian literature, medieval poetics, and modern Italian literature, film, and culture. The website www.tcd.ie/Italian/ is not up-to-date and the mail that I received doesn’t specify if the lecture is in Italian or in English.

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.

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 October will be “Horrors” and the films are: 27 Oct The Thing. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

Thurs 27 Oct: 21:00 – Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“Pinktober” is a series of events in October in the Hard Rock Café that has the purpose to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Live music events will take place every Thursday and the next event will feature Pyramid Hill, Aztaria and The Problematic. The website says that admission is free, so I guess money will be raised through collections etc. www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/events.aspx?LocationID=392&MIBenumID=3

Thurs 27 Oct: 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

* 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
* The Max Zaska group (06+20 Oct, 03 Nov) and the Patrick Groenland (13 + 27 Oct, 10 Nov) group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.
* “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
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN


Fri 28 Oct: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Poet Richard Halperin will be in the Irish Writers’ Centre for a lunchtime reading on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 28 Oct: 18:00 – The 51 Bar, 51 Haddington Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4
The “scariest Halloween party ever” is – according to the organisers – taking place in The 51 Bar. www.the51bar.com Fancy Dress Best Dressed Prizes and complimentary Finger Food will be available.

Fri 28 Oct: 20:00 – Project Arts Centre, East Essex St., Dublin 2
Co-ordinated by Eamonn Doyle & David Donohoe, String Machine is a collaborative music project which focuses on the composition, development and recording of new work. Celebrating 50 years in Ireland, the Goethe Institut in Dublin commissioned an Irish/German String Machine project. The project entailed the commissioning of new recorded works for solo stringed instruments by Donal Lunny (IRL bouzouki) and Leopold Hurt (GER Zither). These works were then used as sole source material for two recompositions by electronic artists, Eamonn Doyle/ David Donohoe (IRL) collobarating with Leopold Hurt and Stephan Mathieu (GER) with Donal Lunny.
The four new works are released on CD and form the basis for a night of collaborative improvisations between Lunny, Hurt, Mathieu and Doyle/Donohoe.


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:

Fri-Mon: 28-31 Oct – RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Twice yearly the Ideal Home Show takes place. The spring show was – in comparison to previous years – tiny. Many exhibitors seemingly stayed away and if the trend continues, it is possible that the life time of this exhibition comes to an end. The organisers are combining the Autumn show with a new Ideal Woman show and tickets are valid for access to both exhibitions. By registering on www.idealhome.ie/free-ticket-3/ you can get free tickets for Friday or Saturday or a 2-for-1 discount for Sunday or Monday tickets. The opening hours on the two free days are Fri 28 Oct: 14:00-21:30, Sat 29 Oct: 10:30-18:00. All other details can be found here www.idealhome.ie

Sat 29 Oct: 15:00 – Point Village, next to the Point Depot / O2
Next Saturday the Careers Association of Ireland needs your help to break the world record for the most people dancing simultaneously to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, being dressed as zombies. “Thrill The World Dublin 2011” is the name of the international event and it celebrates the joy of Michael Jackson’s music and dance while raising money for good causes all around the world. The Careers Association of Ireland hopes to raise money for people who care in the home for loved-ones who are elderly & frail, seriously ill, people with disabilities and children with special needs. Even if dancing like Michael Jackson is not your thing, come along to this event and watch the spectacle! If you would like to be a part of the record attempt register on www.facebook.com/pages/Thrill-the-World-Dublin-2011/147012645382796 or send a mail to rhondadunphy@live.ie www.carersireland.com/

Thurs 03 Nov: 18:00 – Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. – The Academy Discourse “Molecules that changed the world” by Professor K.C. Nicolaou will take place. This event, at which Professor Nicolaou will outline a brief history of the art and science of synthesis and its impact on society, is part of the International Year of Chemistry 2011. Professor K.C. Nicolaou is a Cypriot-American chemist known for the total synthesis of natural products.
“His research is focused on a specialized field of organic chemistry called total synthesis, which involves the creation of organic molecules from scratch in the laboratory. This process allows rare molecules found in nature to be made in great numbers for study or to serve as the basis for drugs. Or, completely new types of complex organic molecules can be made from simpler precursor molecules. Through his work Nicolaou is developing new synthetic technologies and strategies that will advance the fields of biology and medicine.” www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Academy-Discourse–Molecules-that-changed-the-worl.aspx

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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. ;-)

Last week before the presidential election and no “This is Odd!” about the presidential election? I know you will find that odd!! :-)
Well, there is a reason for it. I will in the next few hours post an opinion on my occasional blog at www.joergsteegmueller.com It won’t be there before late tonight, but you will find it after midnight at the latest. The reason why I am not posting it here is a) because it is too big and b) because it doesn’t really fit in this section. It is my opinion about the candidates and the process and the role of the president not JUST oddities. If you are interested, check it out later. If you are not interested that’s fine too! ;-)


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