Event Guide 231: Astronomy Expo, Science Week, Mexican Food Events, Jazz is…Festival

November 18th, 2011

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 231
| 18 November 2011 Subscribers: 10046

Hi all!

When you are receiving this e-zine today, the Candian singer Michael Bublé is just on his way to Grafton Street to reveal the Brown Thomas Christmas Window decoration and to switch the Christmas lights on in Grafton Street. As far as I know he is not performing anywhere in Ireland this week, so that means he came here just to flick a switch? Clearly Brown Thomas are not suffering too much in the current economic situation. ;-)


But some other good news have been announced as well that point in the direction that luckily some are still prepared to put their weight and money behind big events: It has been announced that this year for the first time a New Years Eve celebration (with fireworks!!) will take place in Dublin. Until now, New Years Eve was always a BIG disappointment. No focal point, no party, no fireworks, no atmosphere, nothing. And while we watched on TV the amazing parties taking place in Sydney, New York, London etc. we were painfully reminded that there was absolutely nothing for us.

But for the first time 2011 will see a New Years Eve Festival with a concert in the City Centre and the obligatory fireworks. Dublin City is funding this event and I think we should thank them! Most details are already available here nyedublin.ie/ but some more information will be added, so come back regularly.

Another big event this week was the successful qualification of the Irish soccer team for Euro 2012. A great achievement and it will make the European Championship a lot more interesting.

All good developments and there is more to come!! :-)

Only for a few more hours the great Early Bird offer applies for Anthony Robbins outstanding “Unleash the Power Within” event again in London. From midnight tonight, the price will go up by GBP 100 and will then steadily rise until the event date in May 2012. “Unleash the Power within” is about not waiting any longer. It’s about seizing the power that is already within you and challenging you to lead a life of your own design, rather than one that’s been scripted by your environment, society or anyone else.
The event will take place from 18-21 May 2012 in the Excel Centre in London and only until midnight the “Buy 1 Get 1 free” is still valid, which gets you a ticket to this 3.5 day event for less than GBP 500 per person. If you are stuck in your life and need a push in the right direction, “Unleash the Power Within” will help you to break through the fears that hold you back and create momentum in your life to make difficult things become effortless. www.amiando.com/e/gtetvj

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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 found a video clip of two unusual friends: A dog and a dolphin, who regularly play together and it is just nice to see how they overcome their differences and how the dog forgets that he is not a fish! ;-) www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=165628306782065

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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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I find it a bit difficult again this week to pick some events that I should recommend. Not because there are none, there are definitely a number of them, but they are a bit more “fringey” than other times. With that I mean, they are more dependent on your preferences and therefore might not at all agree with you.

For that reason, I have decided to make another suggestion to you today. You might not read through the Event Guide normally or only rarely and many feel overwhelmed when they see that huge amount of text.

This week, don’t read the articles/listings but ONLY read the headlines. If a headline grabs you attention, then read the listing. If it doesn’t, just move on. I’d say it won’t take you much longer than 5 minutes to go through the whole event guide and you will have a great high level view of what is happening. After that you can read some of the listings in more detail if you wish. :-)

Try it out! ;-)


The La Touche Players are a theatre production company and they will perform two one-act plays in the Teacher’s Club (Parnell Square, Dublin 1) from Tues 22 – Sat 26 Nov (every night at 20:00).
The plays are “Smitten” by Anna Stillaman and Mark Matthews, directed by Karen Maher and “Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down” by Richard Cameron, directed by Emily Maher. “In Smitten we find ourselves privy to a disturbing world lurking beneath the mask of normality in suburbia. The play starts somewhat innocently with two people who meet one stormy night. However, all is not what it seems, as each of them is hiding a deep secret… all will be revealed!”
And in Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down”, three women, Lynette, Ruby and Jodie, all from the same village, tell us about their lives now and in the past and how one man has had a profound effect on each of them. Their interweaving stories build to a point which unites them against his brutish behaviour.
Tickets are EUR 15 (Concessions EUR 12) and are available by emailing latouche.bookings AT gmail.com or you can get them at the door.
The La Touche Players have made one pair of tickets for the Tuesday (22 Nov) performance available for an Event Guide reader. If you want to win the pair of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with SMITTEN in the subject of the mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Monday 21 Nov.

Flamenco El Indalo, an association that that aims to promote and enrich the culture of flamenco in Ireland through a programme of education and entertainment, regularly runs flamenco and sevillana classes. Sevillanas are a traditional folk dance from the south of Spain and Flamenco El Indalo teach it in a short set of three classes. Before the end of the year, there are only two more opportunities to learn Sevillanas and if you are interested, you should check all the details on www.flamencoindalo.com/en/classes/sevillanas The class is not just about dance, it’s about the rhythm and how to clap to it too. So you learn lots of interesting things AND learn how to dance.
For one lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Flamenco El Indalo are making a free space available on their next course which will take place on 28 Nov + 05 + 12 Dec (19:30-20:30). If you want to win that space and end the year with Sevillana skills, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject SEVILLANAS28 and your name and mobile phone number in the mail. The mail has to be with me by 18:00 on Wed 23 Nov. www.flamencoindalo.com/en/classes/sevillanas

The “No Drama Theatre” will present Arthur Miller’s “Resurrection Blues” directed by Brian Quinn from 15-19 Nov (20:00) in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq., Dublin 1. They will ask the questions “Will you believe him?”, “What will you do?” and “Could we really crucify again?”. So there is definitely a social and political relevance to this play in our society and the No Drama Theatre has chosen an interesting play with this controversial yet comical satirical production. Tickets are EUR 12 and can be bought from nodramatheatre.eventbrite.com More information is available on
www.NoDramaTheatre.com The lucky winner of a pair of tickets was Oliver Moa. Congrats! www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=186082778137381

______Dublin News______________

The old Shebeen Chic is gone after the previous tenants were evicted. But the doors are still open because the landlord seemingly rushed a new management in. All regular events have either been terminated or have relocated. The Comedy Crunch is now taking place in Stag’s Head, for example. The previous management team is asking people to boycott the pub, but all is not completely clear. Have a look at the “This is Odd!” section at the bottom of this newsletter for some more details and speculation. ;-)

On Wednesday a student protest against fees went ahead and the students showed the rest of the country how to express your opinion successfully in a democratic way. Around 15,000 students took part in a peaceful protest and the politicians better take note of the determined action by the students. www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150375802816158 If the rest of the people used their “people power” in the past in a similar positive way, maybe the previous government could have been stopped sooner.

The 06 December 2011 is Budget Day in Ireland. On this day the budget for the next year will be announced and with the huge debts that Ireland now has due to the dodgy stuff that was going on in the banks, it is expected that the budget will increase taxes even further and will take more money from us. A first glimpse has been given through a “leak”. The government seemingly has given a document to the German Parliament that says that the Value Added Tax (VAT) in Ireland will be increased by 2% from 21% to 23%. Ouch!!! It will generate some more money, but we all will spend less if the prices go up and that will definitely NOT help the economy. :-/

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Dublin’s 2nd Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors is STILL continuing. There will be events on 22, 23 and 27 Nov. The events are screenings of horror/ghost short films, full length films and a reading of Gothic horror stories. Check out the details on www.facebook.com/pages/Dublins-Halloween-Festival-of-Gothic-Horrors/296296653730523


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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.

16 Nov – 21 Dec: Royal Hibernian Academy. 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2
The exhibition “Apertures & Anxieties”, where artists celebrate 300 years
of Trinity’s School of Medicine will take place in the Royal Hibernian Academy. At the invitation of the School of Medicine of Trinity College, the RHA selected eleven artists to work with various, clinicians, researchers and technicians throughout the Medical School. Artists identified such areas as neuroscience, anatomy, psychiatry and social medicine in which to conduct their research and develop their response. In all cases generous access was afforded to artists to laboratories and research areas and in some cases close collaboration developed between the artists and the clinicians.
The exhibition aims to create stimulating and aesthetically successful artworks that will challenge and engage the public in issues of medical research and art practice.

19 Nov-17 Dec: (Thurs-Sat: 12:00-18:00) Pallas Projects, 23 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1. Preview: 18 Nov: 19:00-21:00.
Pallas Periodical Review is not a group exhibition per se, it is a discursive action, with the gallery as a magazine-like layout of images that speak (The field talking to itself). An exhibition as resource, in which we invite agents within the field to engage with what were for them significant moments, practices, works, activity, objects, nodes within the network.
Pallas Projects/Studios presents Pallas Periodical Review, a unique, yearly survey of Irish contemporary art practices. Structured as an editorial review with a critical and discursive position, it will look at commercial gallery shows, museum exhibitions, artist-led and independent projects, publishing, and curatorial practices.
The format has PP/S invite two peers – artists, writers, educators, curators – at the beginning of each year to review and subsequently nominate a number of art practices, which at the end of that year will be selected via an editorial meeting. Such a review-type exhibition within Irish art practice will act to revisit, be a reminder, a critical appraisal and consolidation of ideas and knowledge within the field of contemporary Irish art.
Did anybody understand that? I am at a loss! I have no idea what this exhibition is about or what you will see.

18-25 Nov: MadArt Gallery, 56 Lower Gardiner St., Dublin 1
“Is This Happiness?” by Damien O’Reilly is a collection of paintings inspired by contemporary life and the evolution of casual communication.
Opening is on Fri 18 Nov from 18:00-21:00. www.madartstudio.com/index.php/is-this-happiness-by-damien-oreilly/


Fri 18 Nov: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
A prose lunch time reading will take place in the Irish Writers’ Centre on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 18 Nov: 13:00-14:00 – Hughes & Hughes, St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2. – Jockey Paul Carberry will be signing copies of his new book “One Hell of a Ride”. www.hughesandhughes.ie/

Fri 18 Nov: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Author Mike McCormack will be in the Irish Writers’ Centre for a lunchtime reading on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 18 Nov: 16:30 – NUI Merrion Square
“Unimaginable Atrocities: International criminal tribunals, politics and human rights” is the topic of a talk by speaker Professor William Schabas, Middlesex University, London. The UCD Insitute of Criminology is organising this event and admission is free. www.ucd.ie/law/events/title,100579,en.html

Fri 18 Nov: 18:00 – Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Brown Thomas will unveal their Christmas Window display at 18:00 on Fri. The big carrot on a stick is this year that “an international celebrity” will be outside their store this year and newspapers have revealed that this celebrity will be Canadian singer Michael Bublé. www.dublinatchristmas.ie/events/switching-on-grafton-street-south-william-street-lights/ and www.breakingnews.ie/entertainment/buble-to-switch-on-christmas-lights-in-dublin-528833.html

Fri 18 Nov: 18:00 – Grafton Street / 19:00 – South William Street.
On Fri 18 Nov the Grafton Street Christmas lights will get switched on outside Brown Thomas at 18:00.
Then at 19:00 the Christmas Lights in South William Street, the newest edition to Dublin City’s Christmas street lights, will be switched on. The event takes place at the steps of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. www.dublinatchristmas.ie/events/switching-on-grafton-street-south-william-street-lights/

Fri 18 Nov: 18:30 – Warehouse Unit C, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8
The Science Week 2011 is continuing for another bit and the Dublin HackerSpace TOG is running a number of Science Week events on Friday. The first one will be a night of interesting talks and the second one is a kid friendly Science Week workshop.
+ Science Week Talks
On Friday a night of eye opening talks takes place. There will be four short twenty minute talks that will inspire about the world of science. Talks will start at 19:15 and the space will be open from 18:30. The talks are
+ Life of the Dead Zoo by Rose Farrell
“The Natural History Museum is where we go to see the birds, beasts and bees in all their stuffed and pickled glory. But what goes on behind the scenes? What is hidden behind the mysterious ‘Staff only’ doors? This talk will unveil some of the secret life of the Dead Zoo and the use of Natural History collections for science and art.”
+ DIY Fire Tricks at Home by Christian Kortenhorst
“Everyone loves to play with fire. Come along to this talk and you might even get to play with some. We will go through the top 10 things you can do with simple household materials and a few projects we have been working on in TOG.
We will teach you things things you never knew about fire with a very interactive and entertaining discussion.”
+ Does space weather mean that it rains even in space? by Dr. David Perez-Suarez
“The Sun is an average star – not too big, not too small – but its proximity to our planet makes it to be the most important star in the universe. We know that without the Sun we would not exist. However, it can produce some not-desired effects to our everyday life, and this is why the study of space weather is important for our actual society. This talk will show what we know about the Sun, what space weather is, and how you can help scientists for a better understanding of the Sun.
+ Molecular Gastronomy by Triona O’Connell
“Every time you step into the kitchen to make food, you’re doing a chemistry experiment. Whisking air into a foam, applying heat to a steak, mixing cake batter in a particular fashion, there’s a scientific reason for how these things work or can be improved. With a little understanding of the science behind food, cooking can only get better (and more interesting!).”
Definitely interesting talks!! I would love to go! www.tog.ie/2011/11/science-week-2011/

Fri 18 Nov: 18:30 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The screening of the Documentary “UGANDA – No Country for Old Men” will take place in the Science Gallery on Friday. “This remarkable story reveals the pioneering work of Dr. Anne Merriman and Hospice Africa Uganda in developing a unique model for the provision of pain medication to cancer patients who do not have access to even the most basic medical care.” Admission is free, but booking is required at www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/11/screening-documentary-%E2%80%9Cuganda-no-country-old-men%E2%80%9D

Fri 18 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The band Crow Black Chicken began their life as a blues band and are now fusing jazz, blues, punk, folk and rock to create their unique style. www.crowblackchicken.com/ Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/6186

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 (03 Nov, 17 Nov, 01 Dec) 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 18 Nov: Bianconi’s Bistro, 232 Merrion Rd, Dublin 4
Bianconi’s Bistro & Restaurant in Dublin 4 is providing Jazz every Friday night from this week until the end of January. Bianconi’s is an Italian restaurant with delicious food and, while a little outside the City Centre, it is worth the trip into Merrion Road. There is no cover charge. www.bianconisbistro.ie www.facebook.com/pages/Bianconis-Bistro/271041702925005?sk=wall

The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 18 Nov: Superfly
Sat 19 Nov: Beatclub
Sun 20 Nov: The Colonials 18:30
Fri 25 Nov Bree Harris
Sat 26 Nov Santoria
Sun 27 Nov Flanagans 18:30
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00 unless otherwise stated. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html www.facebook.com/thestillorganorchard?sk=wall

Fri 18 Nov: 21:30 – Sweeney’s Mongrel, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The last “Love Music Hate Racism” gig of the year is taking place in Sweeney’s Mongrel. 10 acts take to two stages on the 1st floor and basement this Friday. Friday’s line up is as diverse as ever with a range of acts that would appeal to the ears of any music lover, what ever the genre you’re into.
First floor highlights include Ska/Reggae heads The Whipround & Hip
Hoppers Teekay & Ashman (as well as The 9 Bars, Ciaran Lenehan and Mike Bartlett) while the basement hosts The Sazzy Kats and
Psychedelic/Rock act House of Dolls (as well as Hassle Merchants, 24 Broken Amps, The Mistaken Dreams).
Admission is free, however a donation of EUR 4 is suggested (and you get a raffle ticket for that). www.facebook.com/lmhrireland

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


Sat-Sun 19+20 Nov: 10:00-16:30 – Skerries Mills, Skerries, Fingal, Co. Dublin
A Christmas Craft Event will take place on Sat+Sun in the Skerries Mills. There will be mulled wine and mince pies (while stocks last) as well. www.Skerriesmills.org

Sat 19 Nov: 11:00 – Lost Society, First Floor, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William Street, Dublin 2. – In the series “Great Writing Great Places”, the next events will take place in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Café treats with a topping of literary cream! Enjoy a morning treat from the Lost Society café menu with Claudia Carol, Sinéad Moriarty and Sheila O’Flanagan. Admission is free. www.dublincityofliterature.ie

Sat 19 Nov: 11:30-16:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
“This half-day international symposium is part of SURFACE TENSION – The Future of Water, a major new exhibition at Science Gallery. The symposium will provide a platform for four diverse exhibitors on the show to talk about their work engaging with ‘the future of water’, and to allow for discussion with both the audience and key respondents. The symposium will examine water as commons; water as commodity; water use and protection as drivers of technological innovation; and water as a key focus of exciting new research across the arts and sciences.
This event brings artists, designers, technologists, scientists, humanities scholars and policy analysts together to address the future of water in a multidimensional and transdisciplinary dialogue. The event will bring different perspectives and agendas into fruitful and often provocative dialogue in an effort to promote better public and professional understandings of the role of water economies, water cultures, and water politics in human futures.” This event has been jointly developed by Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and GradCAM – the Graduate School of Creative Art and Media. All details about this event and a schedule can be found on www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/11/surface-tension-symposium-gradcam
Admission is free, however, booking is required on the same website.

Sat 19 Nov: 12:00-18:00 – SNIAM Building, Trinity College Dublin 2
The yearly Astronomy Ireland “Astro-Expo” is taking place this weekend. There will be exhibitors and some interesting talks. Admission to the exhibition is free, but the talks are not free (EUR 10 per lecture or EUR 18 for both lectures). This year’s event will also feature DCU Physics Society who will demonstrate some interesting physics experiments and astrophotography workshops hosted by Carl O Beirnes. In addition there will be a variety of science and astronomy information stands and activities.
The lectures are at 13:00 “The Complete Amateur Solar Observatory” by Dave Gradwell and at 15:00 “Faster Than Light – Was Einstein Wrong?” by Dr. Cormac O’Raifeartaigh. (In September 2011, a group of scientists announced that they had observed subatomic particles travelling at speeds greater than the speed of light in vacuum. The finding has been met with great scepticism as it appears to be in conflict with Einstein’s theory of relativity.)
Details are here astronomy.ie/astroexpo11.php

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

Sat 19 Nov: 12:00-16:00 – Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. The experienced story teller “The Oh-Aissieux” a.k.a. Coilín, will run another one of his popular workshops. If you want to develop your storytelling skills further you can do that at this afternoon of games, exercises, inspiration and good storytelling craic. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Proceeds will be split between the Exchange Dublin and a fund to promote innovative storytelling on a non-profit basis. All details are here www.narrativeartsclub.com/page2.htm

Sat 19 Nov: 12:00 – Dubray Books Bray
Mary Kennedy, the RTE broadcaster, will be signing copies of her book “Lines for Living” in Dubray Books, Bray this Saturday. www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

+ The Gallery Talk “The Restoration of the Museum’s Magical Mosaics” is talking place on Sat 19 Nov from 12:00-12:40 in Kildare Street (Archaeology). It is suitable for Ages 14+. “Join us for a talk by ceramic artist Laura O’Hagan, who conserved the exquisite 19th-century mosaics in the newly renovated Treasury exhibition. Hear how she restored these unique mosaics while protecting their historical integrity. No booking required.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2536
+ The Science Week Family Tour “Tall Tails?” is taking place on Sat 19 Nov at 15:00-16:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History). “More from our confused tour guides – who’s telling the truth? See if you can spot animal fact from animal fiction!” No booking required but places limited. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2535

Sat 19 Nov: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8, Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin. – Every Saturday Astronomy Ireland will host a special Daytime Sun Watch 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. Admission is free. astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

Sat 19 Nov: 13:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Cathy Kelly will be signing her new book “Christmas Magic”, a festive collection of short stories, in Eason’s.

Sat 19 Nov: 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour now takes place every Saturday (instead of Fridays) at the Irish Writers’ Centre. It 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

The Irish Society of the Friends of St. James, a voluntary organisation to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain, is inviting to their annual talk “Buen Camino” – Talk with Peter & Natasha Murtagh” in D4 Berkeley Hotel (Lansdowne Rd., Dublin 4; www.d4berkeley.ie) on Sat 19 Nov at 14:00. Peter
Murtagh and his daughter Natasha not only walked 900 kilometres together along the Camino in northern Spain last summer, but recorded their experiences and individual insights in a handsome book. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Register on www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=289258351096219 to confirm your attendance. www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Society-of-the-Friends-of-St-James/110131172387472

Sat 19 Nov: 14:30 – Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
The Blanks, known as “Ted’s Band” from the TV show “Scrubs” will be in Tower Records. www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin?v=wall

Sat 19 Nov: 15:00-16:00 – Warehouse Unit C, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8
The TOG Hackerspace is inviting to another Science Week event: “There is no better way to get into science than just putting your hands right in, and with squishy circuits you can do just that. Squishy circuits are a great way to demonstrate electrical circuits to kids (and adults!). It consists of a conductive dough and an insulating dough that are used in the building of circuits, along with batteries and more usual electrical components like motors and LEDs.
During the workshop, we will see some useful demos you can use to teach with the dough, and have some hands-on fun building circuits. There’ll be demonstrations of how you can use the dough to investigate resistance in a circuit.
This workshop is free, but registration is required, as space is limited. Register here www.tog.ie/2011/11/science-week-2011/ and make sure you bring a 9V battery.

Sat 19 Nov: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “Over the Rooftops of Paris!” with Emma Finucane. Admission free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

“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
* 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
* Nearly every day and especially at the weekend, the Porterhouse in Temple Bar is hosting live bands that are always worth a visit. www.porterhousebrewco.com/livetemplebar.html
* 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 20 Nov: 10:00-17:00 – Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. The Affordable Gift Fair takes place in the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire and admission is free. The Affordable Gift Fair has been set up with the idea in mind stand prices are kept to a minimum so that items can be sold at their most competitive price. www.giftfairireland.com

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 title of the next workshops have not been announced, but you can check by ringing 01-6770095. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring.

Sun 20 Nov: 11:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
The Brocante Furniture Market will take place on Sun it is a collection of antiques, furniture, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. This is the only market of its kind in Dublin, giving the opportunity for everyday people as well as collectors and new enterprises an affordable outlet in an up and coming business. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month. www.thebrocantemarket.com/

Sun 20 Nov: 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 “Ensemble Avalon” performing Jonathan Russell: Piano Trio, Eibhlis Farrell: Stillsong, Ian Wilson: Spilliaert’s beach, Philip Hammond: Miniatures and Modulations and Evangelia Rigaki: To be elsewhere. www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/483-avalon-ensemble

Sun 20 Nov: 12:30-15:30 – 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 “Artificial Intelligence is only 20 years away!” This has been said every year since the mid-60s. This Sunday, Prof. Kevin Ryan will talk about why those 20 years weren’t, and what happened instead.
This brief talk, to be followed by a long discussion, will contrast what was promised with what was achieved and try to summarise, in non-technical language, some of the obstacles to building machines that equal or even surpass us in intelligence – whatever that means. Buzzwords to be explained along the way will include Lisp, Strong AI, Singularity, Expert System, Turing Test and Machine Learning.

Sun 20 Nov: 13:00 – Eason O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Members of the All Ireland winning team from Dublin will be at Eason O’Connell St. on Sunday to sign the official team book “A Rare Auld Season”.

Sun 20 Nov: 13:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The screening of the film “Tim Robinson: Connemara”, an exploration of landscape, history and mythology – this film acts as an intersection between writing, film-making and the natural world. (Dir: Pat Collins, Harvest Films, 2011, 57 mins) will take place. Admission is free, but places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/470-screening-timrobinson

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.

+ The special drop-in event “Moving Statues” is taking place in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) on Sun 20 Nov from 15:00-15:45. It is suitable for all ages. “Roll up, roll up for an afternoon of drama and excitement! The culmination of a community project with North Inner City Dublin school Larkin Community College, Lourdes Day Care Centre and theatre director Mikel Murfi, the Museum presents a show specially designed to be performed in the Palatine Room. ‘Moving Statues’ features gigantic puppets and is inspired by the statues on Dublin’s O’Connell Street and their stories. Special guest star is Maisie, a true, blue Dub. She’s 10ft tall too! She’ll be well capable of ‘interviewing’ the historical heavyweights. Places are limited and allocated on a first come basis, from 1 hour before event starts. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2538

Sun 20 Nov: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Lawrence’s Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Foster, a Regency Radical”
with Adrian Le Harivel, National Gallery of Ireland will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sun 20 Nov: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Children in Paintings”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Sun 20 Nov: 16:00 – Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2
Santa will now come to the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and since then probably all shopping centres are visited, I hope he will hurry home to the North Pole, cause otherwise he will never get my present produced in time! :-o

Sun, Mon + Wed (until 14 Dec): 16:00 – Disney Store, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
The Disney Store in Grafton Street invites children to take part in their Snowflake decorating activity. Children can decorate their own free snowflake tree decoration with an array of sparkly gems which they can take home and keep. This activity takes place every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday with the last one taking place on Wednesday 14 December.

Sun 20 Nov: 17:30-23:00 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. This week the Saucy Sunday is on a break. All is back on 27 Nov. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Sun 20 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
A Rockin Roots Session in aid of Pieta House with Rockabilly, Burlesque and good old rock n roll is taking place in Whelan’s. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. www.pieta.ie/

Sun 20 Nov: 21:30 – The Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The weekly Sunday Roast is an event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line up this week is The Animators, Susie Soho, Lorcan James and The Shade. www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

* 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/thesundayroast
* 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 (from 18:00) will be additional features. Admission is free. www.odeon.ie/
* Comedy Crunch – The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane 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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13-25 November: Various venues
Science Week is Ireland’s biggest annual promotion of science to public. The theme for Science Week Ireland 2011 is “The Chemistry of Life”, demonstrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Numerous events take place throughout Ireland in different organisations and institutions and all events can be found at www.scienceweek.ie/event_search.asp (Unfortunately the search facility nonsensical separates Dublin into Central, North, South and West instead of letting us see all Dublin events.) In Dublin alone 185 (!!) events take place. Many are targeted at Primary and Secondary students, but there are about 20 events for the rest of us and most are free. (Some require pre-booking!). A downloadable programme is not available (another missing piece!), so you have to do a bit of searching. If you use the ADVANCED search interface, you can specify audience and admission type a bit easier in your search.
Many events are provided by the Dublin Libraries and they have their nice own listing here: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/SW_2011_mainpage.aspx and as professional as always, the libraries do have a downloadable programme as well here: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Documents/Science%20Week%202011%20Final.pdf

Mon 07, 14, 21, 28 Nov, 05, 13 Dec: 11:15-12:00 – The Reco, Sillogue Road, Ballymun. – This course is for everyone over 18 who wants to learn how to control stress around anxiety, depression, panic, loss of confidence. The first two classes have taken place already, but maybe you can still join. Ring 087-2830236 to find out.

Mon, Wed, Sat in Nov: 13:10 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings. A number of free programmes will be shown at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays. The details and the relevant dates when the programme will be screened are:
7, 16, 21, 30 November: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7650
9, 14, 23, 28 November: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7651
A double bill that includes both programmes will be screened on the Saturdays in November (5, 12, 19, 26 Nov):ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7652 Admission is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

21+22+24 Nov: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2. The Mexican Food Festival “Taste of Mexico” is a series of lectures and tastings in the Instituto Cervantes. The events are:
+ Mon 21 Nov (18:00): The Mexican Cuisine (Lecture)
Mexican master chef Claudio Hall Van Beuren, chef and owner of a successful restaurant Fonda “El Refugio” in Mexico City, will explains the Mexican Cuisine, its textures and flavours, the intense flavours, colourful presentation, unique spicing, and seasoning. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha77420_16_2.htm
+ Tues 22 Nov (18:00): History, industry and the soul of tequila
Tequila is more than a beverage: it’s a tradition and part of culture in Mexico. True tequila is made from blue agave a succulent plant found in the region surrounding the city of Tequila, where it was first produced in the 16th century. Find out more about the history, traditions, myths and ways of enjoying tequila from an expert on this topic, Fernando Cano Treviño. (This is a lecture with tasting.) dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha77419_16_2.htm
+ Thurs 24 Nov (18:00): Mexican Spirits. Mezcal
You can find the whole truth about the Mezcal liquor, originally produced in Mexico from the maguey plant, during a lecture and tasting with Sergio Inurrigarro. Mezcal is called the ‘elixir of the gods’ and certain bottles might contain a worm. In the North of Mexico it is popular to drink it in the morning before breakfast! A short film ‘Mexico en tus sentidos’ (with subtitles) will be screened before the lecture. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha77421_16_2.htm
Admission to all events is free.

Mon 21 Nov: 20:00 – Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The Ballyfermot School of Rock present the bands and perfomers “Future Phantoms”, “Red Snail” and “Benne Ruchay” on Monday. Admission is free. Find further details about the performers here www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/11/15/ballyfermot-school-of-rock-presents-future-phantoms-red-snail-and-benne-ruchay-211111/

Mon 21 Nov: 20:00 – Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). – This is a weekly Jazz Club in the Grand Social pub. The Jazz Kitchen presents two contrasting bands every week, offering a diverse range of jazz and improvised music from the next generation of creative emerging artists to more established jazz musicians. Admission is free (a donation of EUR 5 is suggested) www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/jazz-kitchen-0

Mon 21 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Song Cycle will take place on Monday. It is a (weekly) singer songwriter showcase every Monday, upstairs in Whelan’s. Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/6532

* 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 – The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy in the Stag’s Head, Dame Lane 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.


Tues 22 Nov: 10:00-13:30 – Bewleys Hotel, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, just off the M50. – This free half-day seminar is entitled “Work Positive Seminar” and will be provided by the Health & Safety Authority. The seminar will cover topics such as:
* Defining Work-Related Stress: Work – tasks, climate, culture
* Psychosocial auditing and surveys at work
* The Work Positive process – stages & tasks
* Dealing with individual issues – when employees seek help
* Assistance from HSA/Wellbeing teams/EAPs/Occ. Health/HR
…and more. Check the website for all topics. There are only 70 places and it is expected that the demand will be high, so you have to register with Barry Devitt at 01 6147067 or Barry_Devitt@hsa.ie hsa.ie/eng/Workplace_Health/Workplace_Stress/Work_Positive_Seminar_November_2011_-_Dublin/

Tues 22 Nov: 10:30-11:15 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “German Expressionism and the Escapist Impulse” with Janet McLean, National Gallery of Ireland will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Tues 22 Nov: 13:00-14:00 – National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin “Mobilizing against Inequality: Unions, Immigrant Workers and the Crisis of Capitalism” by Lowell Turner (Professor of International and Comparative Labour, Cornell University) is the 35th Countess Markievicz Memorial Lecture. Admission is free and registration is not required.

Tues 22 Nov: 17:45-19:30 – National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin
“Multinational Companies in Ireland and their HRM Experience During the Financial Crisis”. This free Guest Lecture by Prof Paddy Gunnigle from University of Limerick will look at question like “How have multinational companies based in Ireland weathered the storm of the global financial crisis? What has been the impact of the crisis on Human Resource Management? One of Ireland’s leading HRM lecturers discusses how HRM in MNCs has weathered the storm caused by the global financial crisis, the implications for the practice of HRM, and for our economic well-being.”
Gunnigle’s main research interests are in the areas of multinational corporations and human resource management (HRM), trade union membership and recognition, management strategies in industrial relations, and the role of HRM specialists.

Tues 22 Nov: 17:00-19:30 – Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, Dublin
This is a free seminar for non-accountant business owners and managers and it is entitled “Taking Charge of Business. The seminar is pitched at a non-accountant level and will address key areas of concern for enterprise owners and managers. Topics covered include Taxation – understanding your tax deadlines and obligations; HR – avoiding costly HR and employment law mistakes; Cash Flow – managing cash flow and dealing with the banks. The seminar will be chaired by Bobby Kerr, of Insomnia and Dragon’s Den and speakers are Audrey Crean (Tax Partner of O’Gorman, Branningan, Purtill & Co.), Derek McKay (Managing Director, Adare Human Resource Management) and Bernadette McGrory-Farrell (Managing Director, OMAC Management Services Limited). The organisers is the Certified Public Accountants organisation CPA Ireland.
Attendance to this event is free of charge. The only obligation of attendees at the event will be to complete a CPA Ireland Skillnet evaluation sheet at the end of the seminar. For more information and to book a place at this event, please click here. www.cpaireland.ie/displaycontent.aspx?groupid=339&headerid=1966

Tues 22 Nov: 17:00 – Superior Internet Marketing, Unit B116, LINC Centre, College & Technology Park, Blanchardstown Road North, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
The company Superior Internet Marketing invites to an Internet Marketing seminar entitled “Using the Power of the Internet to market your business” with Billy Mahon.
Topics covered will include both on and off page optimisation, social media marketing, search engine marketing, email marketing, mobile marketing and lots more. The seminar is free, but places are limited. To register go to www.SuperiorInternetMarketing.com/Seminar

Tues + Wed: 22-23 Nov: 19:00+20:00 – Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2 and Sugar Club. – The Italian Institute of Culture Dublin invites you to a Talk and a Live Performance of Nobel Prize Winner Dario Fo’s play “Lu Santo Jullare Francesco” brought to life by renowned actor Mario Pirovano.
Pirovano’s Talk will take place on Tues 22 Nov from 19:00 and the Performance will be on Wed 23 Nov at 20:00 in the The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2. Admission will be free and the event will be in English.
Mario Pirovano is the most proven actor and interpreter of Dario Fo’s work. “Lu Santo Jullare Francesco” is based on the famous speech delivered by San Francesco (Saint Francis of Assisi, 1181-1226) to the people of Bologna in 1222 when Bologna was at war with Imola and other cities in the Central Italian Region of Emilia Romagna. This conflict led to dreadful massacres and wholesale slaughters. Thousands of people came from all over the province to listen to San Francesco’s address which proved so powerful that it caused warring factions to negotiate peace for the first time in many years.
Dario Fo reinvigorates San Francesco’s speech into a comedy, employing popular traditions, authentic texts, stories and direct testimonials of the period, without imposing moralistic views of his own. Pirovano then brings it all to life: irony, fantasy and poetry, of that time, employing some degree of sarcasm as the jesters did in the courts and in the public squares.
Apart from the free performance in the Sugar Club, a whole range of performances will take place throughout Ireland (Dublin, Bray, Cork, Derry) and all dates and locations can be found here:

Tue 22 Nov: 18:00+19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
This week’s Peregrine offering will see readings from Mícheál Ó Chonghaile, Jackie MacDonncha. The reading will be preceded by the launch of Twisted Truths, an anthology of modern Irish writing, which will take place at 18:00. This event will be in Irish. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/peregrinereadings2011.html

Tues 22 Nov: 18:00-21:00 – Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Louise Murphy is a self-taught photographer from County Kildare. Her love of live music and also fashion feature in her work and she is currently working on a series depicting women from vulnerability to strength. At this Art launch there will be music from singer/songwriter Stephen Byrne, member of alternative rock band ‘The Hundred Flower Campaign’ and also the Dublin bands ‘Me and the General’ and ‘The Fresh Kills’. All will be performing acoustic sets. Admission is free.

22-26 Nov: evenings, City Centre
The “Jazz Is…” mini-festival is taking place this week. It is organised by the Prime Collective and aims to introduce jazz and improvised music to a wider audience. There is a really great line-up at seven different gigs over the 5 days. The organisers are working on a non-profit basis, but sometimes the hands are tied, so they were able to include two free events and the rest is ticketed. For the free events, a donation is appreciated (EUR 5). For all details check www.primecollectivedublin.com
The free events take place on Tues 22 and Thurs 24 Nov.
+ Tues 22 Nov: International Bar, Wicklow St.
20:00 Julyo’s LiMEN
Dublin based nu-jazz act LiMEN are Antonello d’Orazio on saxophone and flute and Julyo on bass and synthesizer. LiMEN describe themselves as nu-ambient, dream pop, post-jazz, brain music, and are sure to sooth your ears.

21:45 Locoswing
Locoswing, a sassy gypsy jazz and swing band, pay homage to a bygone era. Taking their inspiration from the 20’s and 30’s, expect this quintet to mix some old standards with some novel takes of contemporary hits.
+Thurs 24 Nov: International Bar, Wicklow St.
20:00 Sandra Melo 4tet
Sandra Melo is a vocalist from Minas Gerais, Brazil, and is currently finishing her studies here in Dublin – but that won’t stop her from breaking free and delivering a fiery performance of her favourite MPB (Musica Populara Brasiliera) tunes.
21:45 Emilie sings Elis
Through the lens of one of Brazil’s most loved singers, the enigmatic Elis Regina, Emilie Conway & the Brazilian Jazz trio present bossa nova and MPB from the country’s greatest composers and lyricists: Jobim, Powell, Lins, Bosco, Buarque & more.
Check out all the other events on www.primecollectivedublin.com

* 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 23 Nov: 13:00 – Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
“Tea, Cakes, and Science: Science and Culture in Victorian Dublin” by Enda Leaney is a Science Week event.
Enda Leaney presents a neglected aspect of Dublin’s cultural history, i.e. the popularisation of science among the general public during the Victorian era. Dubliners became, in the words of one observer, ‘all agog for science’ through highly extravagant exhibitions, scientific displays, and public lectures. For Dubliners, a weekend trip to a museum or lecture-hall became a mark of and index of civilisation and sophistication.
Admission is free, but booking is required on 01-873 4333 or openlearning@dublincity.ie

Wed 23 Nov: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2. –
“Like Water for Chocolate” is the title of a Mexican film that will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes. It is a love story that takes place in Mexico in the era of the Mexican Revolution. “Como agua para chocolate” is directed by Alfonso Arau (1992). The film will be in Spanish with subtitles.

Wed 23 Nov: 18:00 – Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
This is a reading of Gabrielle Alioth’s novel “Die griechische Kaiserin” (The Greek Empress) at 19:00. Before the reading, at 18:00, the film Otto and the Empire (in German) will be screened. The film is about Otto the Great who managed to unite four original tribes on German soil to fight the Hungarians. The docu-drama film with commentary by historians offers a good factional and atmospheric introduction into this era of the Middle Ages. Gabrielle Alioth’s novel The Greek Empress illustrates the life of Theophanu, a niece of the East-Roman emperor, who was married to Otto II, son of Otto the Great.
The event is in German and English. Admission is free. The reading is followed by a reception. www.gabrielelalioth.com

Wed 23 Nov: 19:30 – The Friends’ Meeting House, Eustace Street, Dublin 2
At the talk “Who was Rudolf Steiner, What is Anthroposophy?”, Martin Henry presents an illustrated talk on Rudolf Steiner, a multi-faceted thinker whose spiritual insights led to Waldorf Education, Biodynamic Agriculture and much more.
More information can be requested here: martin33@eircom.net

Wed 23 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
The Lazy Band is back every Wednesday in Whelan’s.

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.

* 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.


Thursday is Thanksgiving in the USA. Surprisingly this is one of the fest that hasn’t crept into the Irish culture yet, instead it remains firmly American. However in the US, it seems to becoming bigger than Christmas. You might want to contact your friends in the USA to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving

Thurs-Fri 24-25 Nov: 10:00-16:00 – Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2
For the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Week an Artisan Market will take place outside the bank at College Green. Irish Craft, Retail and Food traders will offer their products.

Thurs 24 Nov: 13:00 – Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
“Knowing Dublin” with Dr. Mary Clark, City Archivist will tell you the story from the archives. Admission is free, but booking is important via 01 8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

Thurs 24 Nov: 13:10 – Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Public Lecture “The Epic Journey of John Thomson’s Negatives” by Dr William Schupbach (Curator, Wellcome Library, Wellcome Trust, London) will take place in connection with the current exhibition of John Thomson’s photos of China.

Thursdays: 16:00 – Baggot Inn, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
The Ladies Night “S.. & The City” (I can’t write the 3-letter word as otherwise all spam filters will block this newsletter! :-) ) is a new weekly event every Thursday. At this evening of “Carrie and Cocktails”, your favourite episodes of the show will be screened and the resident Mixologist will be demonstrating how to make the
perfect Cocktail (there are specials and you can even mix your own). Call on 01 6618758 or email reservations@thebaggotinn.ie for further details. www.thebaggotinn.ie

Wed 23 Nov: 18:00 – RDS, Minerva Suite, Ballsbridge, Merrion Road, Dublin 4
The next event in the RDS Speaker Series is with the Very Revd Dr Robert McCarthy and his talk is entitled “St Patrick’s Cathedral”. Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.
The parish church of Saint Patrick on this site was granted collegiate status in 1191, and raised to cathedral status in 1224. The present building dates from 1220. The Cathedral is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland (a church of the Anglican communion).
The Very Revd Dr Robert MacCarthy is the current Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He was appointed Dean in 1999.
Admission is free, but booking is required and all contact information is on the website as well: www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1096026

Thurs 24 Nov: 18:00 – Cow’s Lane, Old Town of Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The shops in Cow’s Lane came together to organise a late shopping event with entertainment outside, festive food & music, and a range of unusual gifts from independent shops such as DesignMart, Industry, Retrospect, Ubode, Debbie Paul and The Gutter Bookshop. Charity gift-wrapping will be available and there will be mulled wine & mince pies. www.gutterbookshop.com

Thurs 24 – Sun 27 Nov: 18:00-21:00: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Israeli Film Days will take place from 24 Nov. Over the four days, you will be able to view a unique selection of English subtitled Israeli feature and documentary films, a performance of Israeli rock-music with an Irish twist, tastings of Israeli culinary delights, Irish dancing Israeli-style and elements of a photographic exhibition by the Aerial photographers Albatross.
Israeli film critic Danni Muggia will discuss the recent success of Israeli cinema. Rock musician Izhar Ashdot and his band will perform his unique blend of Israeli rock with an Irish twist and Israeli Irish dancer Yair Vardiger will show his performance in the popular Israeli TV series “Naor’s Friends”.
Most of the films comprising the Israeli Film Days programme are international prize winners and will be having their Irish premier. Admission to all screenings is free. For more details check www.facebook.com/IsraelinIreland#!/event.php?eid=121724084604500
The detailed programme is here israelifilmdays.wordpress.com/
The political situation with regards to Israel and Palestine means that some feel very strongly about this event and I can fully understand that. Nevertheless, I think events like the Film Days have their place in the context of learning or understanding how other cultures think and operate and why they do or feel the way they do.

Thurs 24 Nov: 18:30 – Bull & Castle, 5-7 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2
The next Dublin WordPress Meetup will take place on Thursday. It is a regular monthly informal meetup on the last Thursday of every month. www.meetup.com/Dublin-WordPress/events/cldfvyppbgc/

Thurs 24 Nov: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
A Celebration of Frank X. Buckley will take place on Thurs. His collection will feature and an abundance of exclusive guests from artistic and literary circles will be present. A number of writers are invited to read poetry and flash fiction inspired by paintings in the collection. Check the website for more details. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Thurs 24 Nov: 20:00-22:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
The Western, Rockabilly, Rock ‘n’ Roll band “Moo!” will entertain you in Whelan’s on Thursday.www.mooband.com

Thurs 24 Nov: 20:00 – Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
An album launch of the debut album and a concert of “Niceol Blue and The Copper Soul” will take place. Admission is free. More details about the band and some samples are here www.breakingtunes.com/niceolblueandthecoppersoul and here www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/11/14/niceol-blue-and-the-copper-soul-241111/

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 November will be “Buddies” and the films are: 24 Nov: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, 01 Dec: Dumb & Dumber. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

Thurs 24 Nov: 21:00 – Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“Rock OBSESSIONS” is an event series in the Hard Rock Café, where every Thursday until the end of December an established Irish band will play to big crowds and enthusiastic fans. This week “Sal Vitro” will perform. Admission is free.

Thurs 24 Nov: 21:00 – Sin É, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Sin È 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 25 Nov: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
A lunch time reading with poet Susan Connolly will take place in the Irish Writers’ Centre on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 25 Nov: 17:00-22:30 – Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place, off Upper O’Connell St., Dublin 1. – The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of FGM. A difficult balance act to have entertainment a fashion show, singing and dancing to remind people of such a serious subject. But hopefully it will work.

Fri 25 Nov: 18:00: Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2 – The Amergin University Institute of Research in Irish Studies was founded at University of A Coruña to promote academic research on issues concerning Ireland, the teaching of Irish Studies, and providing a source of information on Irish issues with the overall objective of relating such questions to the context of Galicia and Spain as a whole.
At this event on Friday the bond between Irish and Galician cultures will be explained and members of the Amergin Institute will introduce their specialized research and promotion work on Irish culture. A presentation on St. James´s Way (Camino de Santiago) by Conselleiro Roberto Varela will follow.
All details are here dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha77841_16_2.htm Admission seems to be free.

Fri 25 Nov: 19:00 – Royal Irish Academy of Music 36-38 Westland Row Dublin 2
This Master Seminar Concert is a free classical music performance with the RIAM Chamber Orchestra in association with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama presents a concert featuring works for violin and orchestra performed by participants on this collaborative project. www.riam.ie www.dublinevents.com/events/concert/master-seminar-concert.php

Fri 25 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The band Crow Black Chicken began their life as a blues band and are now fusing jazz, blues, punk, folk and rock to create their unique style. www.crowblackchicken.com/ Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/6188


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

Sat 26 Nov: 11:00-12:00 – Chester Beatty Library – Garden of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
“The way of tea in China” is a Tea tasting in the Silk Road Café with Summy Wong. The event is limited to 15 places and you need to book online from Monday 21 November at 09:30 under Online Booking on www.cbl.ie to secure your place. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

______This is odd!!______________

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. ;-)

As I wrote in the Dublin News, the fight over Shebeen Chic came to an end. The previous team had received the eviction notice already 6 weeks ago and they had camped in the pub to ensure that the locks couldn’t be changed. But 6 weeks alter on Wed 09 Nov the sheriff and the police finally evicted all staff.
Interestingly the pub was re-opened with the name “Shebeen” not “Shebeen Chic” already on Friday. So the landlord didn’t waste any time and immediately put another management team and staff in there. However, when I was walking by this weekend the pub looked deserted and quite sad. Hardly any people in it. The decoration that had given it character was removed and it is definitely not the same place anymore.
The previous employees are now asking everyone to boycott the new pub, which the call “Fake Shebeen”. They say as well that they have plans to re-open a Shebeen Chic again, but that it will take a few months and, who knows if or when it will come to that again.
I am still intrigued about what happened and something is dodgy about it. If a landlord has a valid and agreed contract, and the tenant doesn’t pay, it is difficult to stay in a place and claim that the landlord is unfair if he wants to get you out. If the landlord does NOT have a valid contract the court should have determined that and Shebeen Chic would still be there. Or was there maybe some not documented arrangement found between the two parties that then was terminated by one side? A big mistake if the tenants didn’t insist on everything being written and signed.
It’s a pity that Shebeen Chic is gone, but I guess that is the natural and logic consequence if someone doesn’t pay the debts. Well, at least it is natural and logic unless you are a builder or a bank!

TheJournal.ie has reported yesterday that Mick Wallace, one of the new independent TDs and like most of the independents a rather untypical TD, has asked the government to move the summer holidays of the Irish Parliament a bit so that he can watch all the games of the European Soccer Championship next summer. Good to see that he knows what his priorities are. jrnl.ie/281802 (And if he thinks that this will find support from the voters, he is not the smartest either.)


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