Event Guide 253: Five Lamps Arts Festival, Record Store Day, Exchange Market, World Book Night

April 20th, 2012


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| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 253
| 20 April 2012 Subscribers: 10721
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Hi all!

Last week’s “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” contained 140 (!!) free events taking place in Dublin in just one single week. And the trend for the coming months is clearly upwards! That’s a LOT of free events and I guess it is a clear reply to complaints about “not much happening in Dublin”.

I didn’t count the events this week, I might do that once the mail is sent out. But going by the time it took me to write the newsletter this week, there are lots of events again.

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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!
“It’s Possible!” is that your minimum attitude to things you want to achieve? Do you believe in your ability to achieve the goals you have? Listen to this video clip with Les Brown. The clip is a bit longer, so move the clip forward to 4:23 if you have limited time. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwSMAd039rk

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

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

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The four big events this week are the Five Lamps Arts Festival, the Record Store Day, the World Book Night and, with some slightly lesser appeal to the wide masses, the Franco-Irish Literary Festival.

I will definitely try to go to a Five Lamps Arts Festival events and maybe to a Record Store Day event. On Saturday have a look at the Exchange Market in the Exchange Dublin. On Sunday I would go to the Ocean Film Screening on Meeting House Square, but I am at the Gardiner Gospel Choir Mass at that time. The World Book Night events seem disappointingly slim on Monday. The Cloud Computing Conference interests me on Wednesday, but I know that this is certainly not everybody’s cup of tea. :-)

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GOSPEL RISING MUSIC FESTIVAL – BRAY
If you are interested in Gospel Music and especially if you are or would like to get involved actively, this is a Must Go event! The Gospel Rising Music Festival (www.gospelrising.com) is taking place for the third years and after Ennis oand Portlaoise, this year it is taking place in our neighbourhood in Bray.
From Fri 11 – Sun 13 May Bray is the Gospel Capital of Ireland and Gospel Rising is one of the first music festivals of the season.
“Gospel Rising” is a combination of free gospel choir gigs and non-free high quality workshops, giving everyone the chance to experience gospel choir singing.
This years workshops are all listed on www.gospelrising.com/workshop-details.html and even if you have never sung before or are not in a Gospel Choir you can take part and enjoy. Topics and areas that are covered are to improve your soloist skills and styles, join in with large group workshops, experience gospel styles like Contemporary Gospel or Barbershop, and the choreography style this year will be based on the TV show, Glee. You can choose the workshops you like.
A weekend ticket for Gospel Rising is EUR 60 and includes access to all workshops and concerts and tickets can be bought on www.gospelrising.com For the Dublin Event Guide, the organisers have made 2 Weekend Tickets available for a competition, so that two of you can join the hundreds of Gospel aficionados that will come to Bray from all over Ireland.
I do the sound engineering for the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir and sing in a Gospel Choir as a backing choir to Kevin Doyle’s Elvis Tribute Show, so Gospel Music is one of my (many) musical Likes and I will definitely be in Bray for the festival! My ticket is already booked. ;-)
If you want to win one of the ticket, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with GOSPEL RISING in the subject line 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 Thursday 03 May.
For more details check the website www.gospelrising.com and www.facebook.com/groups/361605296569 to keep up-to-date and to support this festival.

THE STORY OF ABBA – TICKET COMPETITION
I ran this competition last week and was able to get another few tickets for you:
The Tivoli is venue for “Thank you for the Music – The story of ABBA”, a multi-media experience of film, drama, costumes, choreography and the music of the greatest pop group of all time. It starts at Eurovision 1974, when they suddenly burst into our lives with “Waterloo”. Then we whirl through the early years of “Mamma Mia” and “SOS” before entering the Superstar era with songs like “Money, Money, Money”, “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen”. The show celebrates this group that sold more than 370 mio records in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek way and shines a light on their personal stories. Tickets are EUR 20 for all Matinees and on Tuesdays and EUR 28.50 for the shows from Wednesday – Saturday. The show started on 03 April and will only run until 29 April. So all Abba fans should quickly go over to www.tivoli.ie/thank-you-for-the-music-%E2%80%93-the-story-of-abba/ to book your tickets.
For the Dublin Event Guide Readers the Tivoli has made five (!!) pairs of tickets available and if you feel lucky, you can give this competition a go: Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with ABBA as the subject and with your name and your mobile phone number in the body of the mail. (If you don’t follow these instructions your mail will not get sorted correctly and you will not be able to win.) Your mail needs to be with me by Monday 16 April at 15:00. Please note that the tickets are for Tuesday 17 April, so make sure that you are available on that day if you enter the competition. www.tivoli.ie/thank-you-for-the-music-%E2%80%93-the-story-of-abba/ Last week’s winners were Elaine Kennedy, Meisoon Nasralla, Maurice O’Dea and Louise Boppert.

There are a few competitions in the pipeline, so there will be more next week, but if you know someone who would like to get the word out about a product they are selling, put them in contact with me. Ticket competitions are great, but it would be nice to have a few more product competitions too. You can reach me on dublineventguide@gmail.com

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KNOCK DOWN THE CENTRAL BANK!?
The symbol for the economic trouble in Ireland, the skeleton of a building that was meant to become the head quarter of the Anglo Irish Bank near the Conference Centre at the Quays will be bought by the Central Bank according to news reports. It is a massive building and I would imagine that the Central Bank will not need more than this one building. Could we then maybe knock down the ugly Central Bank in Dame Street? ;-) The sale price is indicated as around 8mio and that is amazingly low, but the building first has to be completed and that will cost a lot more of your and my money. www.rte.ie/news/2012/0416/central-bank-to-buy-anglo-building-on-quays.html

METEOR SHOWER OVER IRELAND
This weekend you should be able to see one of the most impressive Meteor Showers over Ireland. The shower is called “Lyrids” and Astronomy Ireland informed in their newsletter that the shower is already visible, but will be its clearest on Saturday night until Sunday morning (from 23:00-06:00). At the brightest, up to 20 meteors can be seen per hour! And because there will be no moon, you have an even better chance to see it. You might have to leave the City Centre, though, as otherwise the lights around you could make it more difficult to see. www.astronomy.ie/lyrids2012.php
www.thejournal.ie/meteor-shower-will-be-visible-from-ireland-this-weekend-422858-Apr2012/

DEBT PROBLEMS? – RTE IS LOOKING FOR YOU
RTE is looking for someone or some people who are challenged with debt of up to EUR 20k and who don’t own a house or a car. The RTE Documentary Unit needs you for a new documentary. Contact atamnar@rte.ie if you can help. Your information will be kept in confidence if you decide not to take part even after an initial discussion.

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CLAMPING CHARGE HIKE ON THE CARDS
I think we can assume that in most cases people try their best to be compliant with the parking rules in Dublin. There are exceptions, for example when someone parks – obviously knowingly – on a double yellow line or at a bus stop or in a wheel chair parking space. But in general it probably would be right to assume that the majority of clamped cars are clamped for their pay&display ticket having expired.
In that case a clamping charge that hurts should be apply and I think EUR 80 hurts everybody nowadays. Nevertheless, the Parking Appeals Officer of Dublin City thinks the fee should be increased to an outrageous EUR 130. The person that doesn’t care about paying EUR 80 will not care more about EUR 130 and for the majority of people 80 is bad enough. But the weirdest argument of the week has to be “Appeals officer William Keilthy says this means that the charge has decreased by 25% in real terms, despite the fact that the cost of petrol has doubled during the period.” How are clamping charges related to petrol prices?
www.rte.ie/news/2012/0419/dublin-motorists-should-pay-more-in-clamping-fees.html

CULTURE AND THE ECONOMY – EUROPE DAY
Wed 09 May: 10:00-13:00 – Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
The Temple Bar Cultural Trust is inviting to a half-day conference on Culture and the Economy on Europe Day 09 May 2012. This event is a great opportunity to gain insights into new thinking and research around measuring the value of cultural and creative activity. It will also be a great opportunity to hear about successful examples of cultural and creative enterprises combining talent and technology to great effect in growing audiences and revenues. Speakers are Irish economist Finbarr Bradley, David Throsby, author of The Culture of Innovation and The Economics of the Performing Arts and Professor John O’ Hagan from Trinity College Dublin. Broadcaster and economist George Lee will chair the event.
Online registration is open since Wed 11 April at tbcultureandeconomy.eventbrite.com/ and if you want to attend this event, you better book your tickets soon! blog.templebar.ie/?p=5216

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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/dublin/
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.

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE – PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD EXHIBITION
Opening on Wed 25 April at 18:30, the second Alliance Francaise Photography Award Exhibition is taking place. Four artists are shortlisted and they are Darek Fortas, Sabina Mac Mahon, Dara McGrath and Miriam O’Connor. After having watched the exhibition you are asked to vote for your preferred artist. I am not sure yet how long this exhibition will run, but it seems that it will be on show at least until 12 June. alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

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FEROCIOUS MINGLE MARKET
Fri 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto)
The Ferocious Mingle Market, a permanent indoor flea market takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is also a Café, the Oscar Verne Café, open for business at the market. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT – HISTORY
Fri 20 Apr: 13:00-13:30 – National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), Benburb Street, Dublin 7
The Curator’s Talk “Knock on Wood’ – Contemporary Woodturning in Ireland” will take place on Fri and booking is required. “Join curator Jennifer Goff and explore the work of some of Ireland’s leading woodturners such as Liam Flynn and Emmet Kane. This illustrated talk takes place in the Lecture Theatre.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2807

TITANIC: THE LAST NIGHT OF A SMALL TOWN – TALK – CENTRAL LIBRARY
Fri 20 Apr: 13:00 – Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
This is a talk and discussion with Dr. John Welshman on the approach used in his book “Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town.”. Admission is free and booking via 01 8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie is required. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/titanic_john_welshman.aspx

FRANCO-IRISH LITERARY FESTIVAL – COACH HOUSE DUBLIN
20-22 Apr: Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is taking place for the 13th time. The event will take place in the Coach House in Dublin Castle on the 20 and 21 and in the Alliance Française on 22 April 2012. The events on Fri 20 Apr are:
14:00: Opening of the festival with H.E. Mrs Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassador of
France to Ireland
14:15-15:00: Panel discussion “What is Pleas ure?” with Johnnie Gratton, Kevin Barry, Marie-Claire Blais, René de Ceccatty, Thomas McCarthy
15:45-16:45: Readings by Salim Bachi, Mathieu Lindon, Darach Ó Scolaí
17:00-18:00: Café Littéraire with Kevin Barry, Michael Kleeberg, Belinda McKeon and Jean-Michel Picard.
All events are open to the public and admission is free. The programme for Saturday and Sunday can be found here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2012/programme.htm

RECORD STORE DAY – TOWER RECORDS
Fri 20 Apr: Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2,
The Record Store Day on Saturday 21 Apr starts early in Tower Records with a number of In-Store events. The line-up is
15:00 Tieranniesaur
16:00 Riptide Movement
17:00 Pale
18:00 Special Guest
I only know the Riptide Movement of these bands and they are a great and upcoming band from which you will hear a lot more, so grab the chance to listen to them on Friday. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=221

DUBLINERS AT CAFÉ JOLY – NATIONAL LIBRARY
Fri 20 Apr: 19:00-22:00 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
James Joyce’s Dubliners will be celebrated at Cafe Joly in the National Library. With Dubliners as its theme, Cafe Joly hosts an evening of readings, poetry and music with food and wine. Call in any time between 19:00-22:00. Admission is free and no booking is required. www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

SPOKE #3 – OPEN MIC – WRITERS’ CENTRE
Fri 20 Apr: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Spoke is an open mic night at the Irish Writers Centre, taking place on the third Friday of every month. Writers, spoken word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Free admission. If you’d like to perform, please be prompt, people will be signed up from the time the doors open. You can’t sign up by email, you’ve got to be there. writerscentre.ie/spoke/ Spoke will feature writer and performer Graham Tugwell. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

RUTH FIELD – BOOK SIGNING – EASON O’CONNELL STREET
Fri 20 Apr: 18:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Ruth Field author of ‘Run Fat Bit ch Run’ will be signing copies of her book in Eason.
Is there a large bum-shaped dent in your sofa? Unwatched workout DVDs gathering dust on your shelves? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly bits leave you cowering under the duvet? Then it’s time you faced the truth: the only option is to lace up and hit the ground running. Straight-talking, funny and brutally honest, this book will give you the push you need to get out of the door, pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time. www.easons.com/pid/page/events

GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE – LECTURE – ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
Fri 20 Apr: 20:00 – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8
The Cathedral is hosting a variety of talks and lectures over the coming months. All talks are free of charge, no booking necessary. On Friday the lecture is entitled “Gothic Architecture and St Patrick’s Cathedral” by Dr Michael O’Neill. www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Talks-lectures-and-events.aspx

RADISSON HOTEL GOLDEN LANE – JAZZ NIGHT
Fridays 18:30-21:00 – Radisson, Golden Lane, Dublin 2.
Radisson Hotel in Golden Lane’s new weekly Jazz Evening will feature on 20 Apr: Cormac McCann, 27 Apr: Cary Posavitz, 04 May: Lucille Blue, 11 May: Kristina G., 18 May Stella Bass, 25 May Michael Lennan. www.facebook.com/pages/Sure-Bar/106148898601

LIVE MUSIC – CORNUCOPIA RESTAURANT
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 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.
www.cornucopia.ie

LIVE MUSIC – STILLORGAN ORCHARD
The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 20 April: The Passengers
Sat 21 April: Full Circle
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

LA CAVERNA JAZZ CLUB
Fridays 10:00 – La Caverna Restaurant, 12 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
A new Jazz Club with Live Jazz Music by Lucille Blue (vocals) and Cormac McCann (piano/vocals) has been launched in the basement of the La Caverna Restaurant. Doors at 22:00 and the performance starts at 22:30 every Friday night. There are only about 50 seats, so you might want to book on 087 6739315

REGULAR EVENTS – FRIDAY
* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
*Graeme McKenna is playing an acoustic gig (Trad to contemporary) every Friday in the Maldron Hotel, Kingswood near CityWest from 19:00.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3) and every Monday from 19:00 in Blakestown Community Resource Center, Blakestown Way, Dublin 15 (next to Lidl). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday at 21:30. Sometimes the line-up is listed here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall often not.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Friday from 23:00 in the Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com

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FIVE LAMPS ARTS FESTIVAL – NORTHSIDE
Mon 16 – Fri 27 April: Northside, Dublin
The Five Lamps Arts Festival returns in its fifth year as one of the main festivals on Dublin’s Northside. The festival will be showcasing a range of art forms and events including literature, dance, opera, traditional music, visual art and theatre. The festival has its name from the central focal point of the Five Lamps in Amiens Street and most venues are in the vicinity of Amiens Street and Northstrand Road. A full timetable is here www.fivelampsarts.ie/timetable and most events are free, but unfortunately you have to do the leg work yourself and search through all the categories to find what is right for you. No such thing as a nice overview maybe as a PDF or something similar (…and the timetable is not clickable). Next year! ;-)
FRANCO-IRISH LITERARY FESTIVAL – COACH HOUSE DUBLIN
20-22 Apr: Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is taking place for the 13th time. The event will take place in the Coach House in Dublin Castle on the 20 and 21 and in the Alliance Française on 22 April 2012. All events are open to the public and admission is free. The programme for Saturday and Sunday can be found here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2012/programme.htm

CAR BOOT SALES – TALLAGHT STADIUM
Sat 21 Apr: 08:00-12:00 – Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin
A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, gets up to 200 cars to sell goods from. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line terminal and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on www.irishcarboot.ie

EXCHANGE MONTHLY MARKET – EXCHANGE DUBLIN
Sat 21 Apr: 10:00-18:00 – Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This is a monthly Market at Exchange Dublin. Pictures, crafts, and all sorts of likable things to buy from all sorts of lovely people!
www.facebook.com/exchangedublin

DUBLIN ORCHID FAIR -BOTANIC GARDENS
Sat 21 + Sun 22 Apr: 10:00-17:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
A wide variety of orchids will be on display during the yearly Dublin orchid fair, which is being held in the conservatory of the Botanic Gardnes. This event is of interest to both beginner and accomplished growers and will provide an opportunity to buy orchids, books etc. There will also be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

MOTHER REDCAP’S INDOOR MARKET – COOLOCK
Thurs-Sun (Thurs-Sat 10:00-17:30, Sun 12:00-17:30) – Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17. – A new-ish indoor market is open in Coolock. Over 40 traders offer a wide range of goods and a café is on site as well. www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

BIRDWATCHING – BOOTERSTOWN MARSH
Sat 21 Apr: 11:00 – Booterstown Marsh, Booterstown (near DART station)
Species seen regularly in the Booterstown Marsh bird sanctuary include moorhen, teal, water rail, sedge warbler and the little egret. Conn Flynn, Conservation Officer with the Irish Wildilfe Trust will be leading the event, assisted by birding enthusiast Arthur Doyle. Take the DART if possible, because parking is very limited. Dress warm and bring your binoculars. Meeting point is outside the Booterstown DART station. Booking is required because there are only 20 places: dublinbranch@iwt.ie iwt.ie/events/

THE DUBS – CREATIVE WRITING FOR TEENAGERS
Sat 21 Apr: 11:00-15:00 – Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17
A creative writing workshop for teenagers inspired by Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ will take place. Write a short story about YOUR Dublin and work with the poet Dave Lordan to create a modern portrait of the lives of teenage Dubliners. A light lunch will be provided. The event is free but booking is essential via 01-8477781 or coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

HA’PENNY FLEA INDOOR MARKET – GRAND SOCIAL
Sat 21 Apr: 11:00-17:00 – Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1. The weekly Ha’penny Flea Indoor Market takes place on Saturdays and stalls offer Vintage Men and Women’s Clothes, Contemporary Crafts, Books, Vinyl Records, Vintage and Handmade Jewellery, Vintage Hair Styles, Art, Photography and lots more. For more details, check www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/hapenny-flea-indoor-market

FEROCIOUS MINGLE MARKET
Sat 21 Apr: 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto) – The Ferocious Mingle Market, a permanent indoor flea market, takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Oscar Verne Café and live music at the weekends are further attractions. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

RECORD STORE DAY – TWISTED PEPPER
Sat 21 Apr: 12:00 – Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Record Store Day Celebrations will be taking place worldwide this Saturday and the Twisted Pepper is joining in with a full day & night of music. Admission is free during the day (seemingly until 22:30) and is EUR 12 after that. Elastic Witch will host the afternoon with music from Optimo DJs, Girls Names, Last Days of 1984, Simon Bird, Adult Rock and Skinny Wolves DJs. From 20:00 it is the Richter Collective’s BATS & Magic Pockets and then the ticket only part with POGO taking over from 22:30 featuring Morgan Geist (Metro Area), All City, Sunil Sharpe & more. www.elasticwitch.com www.bodytonicmusic.com/events/2925/

COMHLAMH SOCIAL EVENT – IRISH AID CENTRE
Sat 21 Apr: 12:00-13:30 – Irish Aid Centre, Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
On Saturday Comhlámh, the member and supporter organisation open to anyone interested in social justice, human rights and global development issues, will have their AGM in the Irish Aid Centre. After the meeting, from 12:00, a social skill share session “Cornering Development” will take place and it is open to all and admission is free. It will be a social opportunity to come and meet other like minded people in a fun, creative environment, to share skills and conversation for change. Topics for the skill sharing and discussing are Crafting a better world (Creating change through sustainable crafts), Armchair Activism (Change through storytelling), Self care corner (Self care as a route to personal and global change), Creative avenues to engagement (Celebrating drama and laughter in development). Afterwards a Picnic lunch will take place. Bring your own food and something to share. www.comhlamh.org/2012_AGM_Cornering-Development.html

RECORD STORE DAY – TOWER RECORDS
Sat 21 Apr: Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2,
The Record Store Day on Saturday 21 Apr bring you a number of In-Store events. The line-up is
13:00 Simone Felice
14:00 HAL
15:00 Sweet Jane
16:00 Dark Room Notes
17:00 Elvens
18:00 Special Guest
www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=221

SUN SHOW – ASTRONOMY IRELAND
Sat 21 Apr: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin. – Astronomy Ireland are continuing their weekly Sun Shows at the Astronomy Ireland Shop in Swords. Each Saturday, the staff of the Astronomy Ireland Shop will be showing you amazing views of our nearest star. Using special filters and some of the largest telescopes in Ireland you will get to see sunspots bigger than Earth and huge solar flare bursting from our nearest star. If it’s cloudy, there will be a telescope demonstration and you will find out how you can safely observe the Sun and undertake some daytime astronomy using your own telescope. astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

OF TIME & SPACE – CYCLING TOUR
Sat 21 Apr: 13:00-16:00 – Meeting point at the Royal Canal, opposite Croke Park
Of Time & Space is a cycling event along the Royal Canal to discover James Joyce’s Ulysses’ connection to Astronomy and how the Dunsink Observatory’s legacy lives on today.
How has the equation i² = j² = k² = ijk = ?1 influenced the world. William Rowan Hamilton scratched ‘quaternion’ on Broom Bridge on 16th October in 1843. Both artist Kathryn Maguire and a Group studying Community Care in Marino College embarked on a discovery of the secrets of Dunsink Observatory and Time They discovered that Ireland had its own Mean Time, which was 25 minutes before London and was known as Dunsink Time. And they also found that William Rowan Hamilton, the Observatory’s Chief Astronomer and Director, discovered a equation which is now only being realised 169 years after him.
The cycling event is part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival and will let you view the creative findings and meet characters from Ulysses who are out of time but for a good reason. Dunsink time is mentioned five times in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. Discover how Chapters Ithaca and Lestrygonians reveal information about Dunsink. Maurice O Reilly will explain the Maths at Broom Bridge.
www.facebook.com/events/361736833867895/

DEBUSSY CONCERT – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sat 21 Apr: 13:05 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Usually classical music concerts are only performed in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Sundays, but this week an extra concert has been added: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Debussy’s Birth Irish pianist Therese Fahy will perform the complete Preludes by Debussy on Saturday. www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/613-debussy-complete-preludes

RECORD DAY G AY
Sat 21 Apr: 13:30-21:30 – Outhouse, 105 Capel St., Dublin 1
Outhouse are hosting a free mini music festival to celebrate Record Store Day 2012. They have teamed up with Dublin bands to create ‘Record Store Ga y’, a special once off pop-up record shop and a mini music festival. Bands confirmed include Gaz LeRock, Hello Moon, I <3 The Monster Hero and more. A compilation album with each bands favourite classic will be available for sale on the day. www.gcn.ie/Record_Store_Gay

CREATIVE WRITING HOUR – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Sat 21 Apr: 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour now takes place every Saturday 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

JONATHAN ROSS – BOOK SIGNING – DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
Sat 21 Apr: 14:00 – Big Bang, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin
Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch, the creators of “America’s Got Powers #1” will be in Big Bang to sign copies for their comic book. www.dundrum.ie/events/meet-jhonthan-ross/

ONE CITY, ONE BOOK – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
Sat 12 Apr: 15:00 – Farmleigh House, Castleknock side of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15
A whole range of events as part of the One City, One Book 2012 month will take place in Farmleigh House and all events are free, but require the booking of tickets. I am not sure if tickets are still available, but you better hurry if you haven’t booked yet. The chosen book for April 2012 is Dubliners by James Joyce. Farmleigh House are hosting the following events:
++ Sat 21 Apr: 15:00 – Joyce and His Ramblings in the Phoenix Park
Dr. John McCullen, Chief Park Superintendent discusses Joyce’s connections with the Phoenix Park.
++ Sat 28 Apr: 15:00 – Dublin, Distilleries and ‘The Dead’
A talk by Frank Shovlin, Senior Lecturer of Irish Literature in English at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool and author of Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival, to be published this spring by Liverpool University Press.
++ Sun 29 Apr: 15:00 – ‘Joyce and Chapelizod’
Actor Barry McGovern, a resident of Chapelizod, will discuss the Joyce family’s association with the Chapelizod area and will discuss ‘A Painful Case’, ‘Finnegans Wake’ and Joyce’s reference to the Phoenix Park Murders.
For all four events admission free, but booking via farmleighinfo@opw.ie is required. For further information telephone 01 815 5900
www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,17093,en.html

NATIONAL GALLERY – FAMILY PROGRAMME
Sat 21 Apr: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “I Spy Saturn” with Mary Noonan. Admission is free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT
Sat 21 Apr: 15:30-16:30 – National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2
I have to admit that the “pricing policy” of the National Museum puzzles me regularly. Most events are free. Often public tours are free but every now and then there is a public tour that costs EUR 2. It is not a lot, considering that the museum visit is free and most other events are free, but it is still intriguing why some events cost money and others don’t.
This week’s (non-free) tour sounds interesting, so I will mention it. It is entitled “Bog Bodies” and takes place on Saturday and is suitable for all ages. “Examine Iron Age finds from Irish wetlands including bog butter and the mysterious bog bodies.” Pay your EUR 2 at the Museum shop. (16 yrs or under are free.) No booking required. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2810

RG BEATS EXHIBITION – SPEAKEASY
Sat 21 Apr: 17:00 – Speak Easy (Downstairs), South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
Dublin based artist RGBeats will exhibit over 30 of her musically inspired paintings to the public for one-day-only. The music line-up for the evening includes four of RGBeats’ favourite emerging Irish acts; Barry Krishna, Dogs, Lorem Ipsum and Sunburnt Jets. The exhibition is free and will take place in the recently established venue The Electric Lounge in the Speak Easy. The artists will provide free guided tours between 17:00-19:00. After that a non-free (EUR 8) life gig will take place. www.rgbeats.com

UKERISTIC CONGRESS – WHELAN’S
Sat 21 Feb: 19:00-21:00 – Whelan’s Front Bar, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The Ukulele Band “Ukerisitic Congress” are playing in Whelan’s every second Saturday. I heard them at the Ukulele Festival and Dun Laoghaire and they are really good! www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/9738

Gerrup I Sez Vol 1 – MERCANTILE PUB
Sat 21 Apr: 19:30- 23:00 – The Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The Primal Jelly Social Club will present this event and features
+ New Secret Weapon (Dublin) Fruity Alt Power Trio
+ Ryco Saints (London) Savage Punchy Alt Rock
+ Elk (Dublin) Alt Dance Rock Fusion….exactly
Admission is free. www.facebook.com/events/225886720844520/

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – JAZZ – KC PEACHES
Sat 21 Apr: 20:00-22:30 – KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2
This is a new weekly Saturday night residency of a Jazz Quartet, featuring Michael Nielsen (guitar), Sam Comerford (sax), Cormac O Brien (bass), James Mackin (drums) in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated. www.facebook.com/KCPeaches

URBAN MOJO BLUES BAND – OIL CAN HARRY’S
Saturdays: 22:00-00:00 – Oil Can Harry’s, 31 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
“The Urban Mojo Blues Band, a Dublin based five piece band drawing influences from electric Chicago blues and rock to produce a lively uptempo grooving blues will be performing every Saturday.” www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urban-Mojo-Blues-Band/87569518524 www.urbanmojobluesband.com

REGULAR SATURDAY EVENTS
* Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Food Market on Meeting House Square, Book Market on Temple Bar Square and the Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.
* The 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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FRANCO-IRISH LITERARY FESTIVAL – COACH HOUSE DUBLIN
20-22 Apr: Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is taking place for the 13th time. The event will take place in the Coach House in Dublin Castle on the 20 and 21 and in the Alliance Française on 22 April 2012. All events are open to the public and admission is free. The programme for Saturday and Sunday can be found here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2012/programme.htm

DUBLIN ORCHID FAIR -BOTANIC GARDENS
Sun 22 Apr: 10:00-17:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
A wide variety of orchids will be on display during the yearly Dublin orchid fair, which is being held in the conservatory of the Botanic Gardnes. This event is of interest to both beginner and accomplished growers and will provide an opportunity to buy orchids, books etc. There will also be talks on growing orchids and a tour of the Glasnevin orchid collection. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

FEROCIOUS MINGLE MARKET
Sun 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto)
The Ferocious Mingle Market, a permanent indoor flea market, takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Oscar Verne Café and live music at the weekends are further attractions. On Sundays the Ferocious Mingle MARKET is a fancy dress market: In addition to stalls/tables for sellers, there are some “chalets” in the venue where regular sellers have set up. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

INDEPENDENTS DAY
Sun 22 Apr: 12:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Co-op. Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
This event is not completely free, there is a charge of EUR 2 to get in, but EUR 2 is low enough to make a rare exception. There will be bands and DJ sets, Dublin Food Co-op food, art exhibition, screenings and workshops at this ‘Zine Fair, which is the largest D.I.Y. record and comic book event in Ireland. Unfortuntely I didn’t find any information about details (what bands?, what workshops?). Maybe it will put on the website before Sunday? independentsdaydublin.blogspot.com/

SUNDAY AT NOON – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 22 Apr: 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 36th 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 will feature The National Chamber Choir performing An Irish Colloquy. www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/611-sundaysnoon-national-chamber-choir

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

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT
A “Hands on History” Drop-in event will take place in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) on Sun 22 Apr from 15:00-16:00 and is suitable for all ages. “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=2812

NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
Sun 22 Apr: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Joyce and his Place in Modernism” with Dr Sam Slote, Assistant Professor, School of English, Trinity College Dublin will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

CONCRETE POETRY – PUBLIC LECTURE – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 22 Apr: 15:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The public lecture “turn push – turn pull: poetry and internal geometry” with lecturer: Dr Kit Fryatt will take place.
The artist Barry Flanagan was an eager exponent of Concrete Poetry. Departing from formalist sculpture through his employment of unconventional materials and practices, in the early part of his career he began to write Concrete Poems, a sort of ‘literary’ sculpture. Dr Kit Fryatt, a poet and lecturer of English at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin, will discuss the nature of Concrete Poetry and will also read from some of her own work. This talk is free and open to the public. Early arrival is recommended as places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/596-concrete-poetry

SUNDAY SKETCHING – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 22 Apr: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Looking at Clouds”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

SAUCY SUNDAYS – THE GRAND SOCIAL
Sun 22 Apr: 17:00-23:00 – 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’s line up is Panama, Arrow In The Sky, Kai Elle, Futurescope, Reclaim, Red Sial, Jezzebelle, Lisa McLaughlin.
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795

OCEANS – FILM SCREENING – MEETING HOUSE SQUARE
Sun 22 Apr: 20:30 – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
For Earth Day and as part of the Dublin City of Science UCD Imagine Science Film Festival the UCD Earth Institute will screen the French film OCÉANS. There will be a pre-screening panel discussion with the Director Jacques Cluzaud and, Scientific Advisor, Francois Sarano along with Irish scientists Professor Chris Bean and Professor Frederic Dias from UCD Earth Institute and Charlotte O’Kelly from TechWorks Marine, Dun Laoghaire. Free tickets are available on entertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/126524979/events
www.ucdimaginescience.ie/earthday/

COMEDY CRUNCH – STAG’S HEAD
Sun 22 Apr: 21:00-00:00 – Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. This Sunday’s line up is Robbie Bonham as the headliner, with support from Trevor Browne, Jim Elliott and more. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

JAIME NANCI & THE BLUE BOYS – WHELAN’S
Sundays: 21:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys are playing a weekly gig in Whelan’s Front Bar on Sundays. Their music is swing, blues, bebop and doo wop. On 01 April they are performing with a full brass section . Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/9883https://www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

RHYTHM ROCKER – THE GLOBE
“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with alternating (week by week) live bands Pavement Kings, Donna & The Sazzy Catz, The Mosquitoes and The Pacifics from 21:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free. www.globe.ie/events.php

SUNDAY ROAST – MERCANTILE
Sun 22 Apr: 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 next Sunday Roast line up is Candy Bombers, Phil McAndrew (Seprico), Daniel Ring, Futurescope, Kai Elle. www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

REGULAR SUNDAY EVENTS
* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-17:00 the Jamestown Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. www.jamestownmarket.com
* Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8 www.stellabass.com
* 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
* “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 4 Dame Lane in Dame Lane 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.facebook.com/events/225904860831469/
* 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

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

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT LECTURE – CENTRAL LIBRARY
Mon 23 Apr: 13:00-14:30 – Business Information Centre, Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. – The lecture “How To Use Social Media To Find A Job” with Career Coach Greg Fry will take place. Places are limited so booking is required on 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dubincity.ie. In this talk Greg Fry will look at how to network online, where to find hidden jobs and how to build an online presence that will attract an employer’s attention. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/career_direction_development_2012.aspx

ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME – FILM SCREENING – IFI
Mon, Wed, Sat in April: 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 first film is www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-1-top-of-the-morning/ and it will be screened sometimes on Mondays other times on Wednesday. The second film is www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog2-dublin-of-the-welcomes/ and it will be screened alternating between Mon and Wed as well. On Saturdays a double-bill will be screened: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-7/ Admission is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk. www.ifi.ie/2012/04/?post_type=film

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2012
Mon 23 Apr: 18:00 – Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin 1
The World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers give books away in their communities to share their love of reading. In 2012 World Book Night will be celebrated in Ireland, UK, Germany and USA on 23rd April. And the Gutter Bookshop is a pick-up point, but will also give away 24 free copies of ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue at the middle of the Ha’penny Bridge at 18:00. It seems to me that the Gutter Book Shop (Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8) is the only shining example of Dublin Bookshops that contribute to the World Book Night. (…or the others need to learn from the Gutter Bookshop how to keep customers informed!) gutterbookshop.com/events.html

METAL GIG – BUTTON FACTORY
Mon 23 Apr: 19:30-23:00 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Sound Training Centre’s Live Sound, Lighting and Stage Management
Class of 2012 (a.k.a. “The MusiK FaKtorY”) present their third free music night in the Button Factory showcasing local bands. This month they are focusing on Metal with Xerosun, The Lizzy Experience, McGalligog, Venus DeVilo. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/events/312795878785632/

IN TWO VOICES – LITERARY READING – INSTITUTO CERVANTES
Mon 23 Apr: 19:45 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2
As part of the celebrations for the World Book Day, the Instituto Cervantes Dublin invites to a poetry reading with Spanish poet Ada Salas and Irish poet Leeanne Quinn. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha81121_16_2.htm

SONG CYCLE – WHELAN’S
Mon 23 Apr: 20:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
A singer songwriter showcase will take in Whelan’s Front Bar. Three to four acts will be playing 30 minutes. The line-up is not announced, but you might be lucky closer to the event. Check the website. Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/10635

COMEDY CRUNCH – STAG’S HEAD
Mon 23 Apr: 21:00-23:00 – Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. This Monday’s line up is not announced yet, but you will find it eventually on www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

ROCK & REGGAE NIGHT – HANGOVER CLUB – FIBBER MAGEE’S
Mondays 21:45-02:30 – Fibber Magee’s, Parnell Street, Dublin 1
Every Monday, a mix of musicians from bands like The Seven Deadly Skins / Animal Cracker / Upbeat Generation / Crete Boom & more come together to play a free night of Rock & Reggae. www.facebook.com/TheHangoverClub

REGULAR MONDAY EVENTS
* Solar Trio Gig in Anseo (Camden Street, D2) on the first three Mondays of every month. Jazz standards along with totally improvised on the spot jams.
* 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
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 from 23:30. Admission is free.

———Tuesday————————

CITY HALL HISTORY LECTURE – CITY HALL
Tues 24 April: 13:10-13:50 – Council Chamber, City Hall, Dublin 2
Historic lunchtime lectures will run each Tuesday in April as part of the “One City, One Book” festival. The theme is “Dubliners – in their own words” and topics are the Dublin tenements, the North Strand Bombing and the Liberties.
+ Tues 24 Apr: “Heirlooms and Hand-Me-Downs: Tales from Dublin’s Liberties” with Chris Reid.
For more information and details about the speakers, go to www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/city_hall_lecture_series.aspx

RATHMINES STORYTELLING – RATHMINES LIBRARY
Tues 24 Apr: 14:00-16:00 + 17:00-19:00 – Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. – On Tuesday 24 Apr and on Thursday 26 Apr a storytelling event will take place in the Rathmines Library (in the Exhibitions Room on the 1st Floor). It is suitable for adults and for young people and admission is free. Booking is recommended via rathminestellingstories@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003598879659

EUROZONE CRISIS – LECTURE – RDS
Tues 24 Apr: 18:00-19:00 – RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4. – The next lecture in the RDS Economic Recovery Series is Pat Cox (President of the European Movement International and the former President of the European Parliament) talking about “Addressing the Eurozone Crisis – Ireland’s Choice”. During the past two years of the Eurozone crisis the European Union has fought an endless rearguard action against financial markets as national political leaders struggle to move beyond reactive policies and get on top of the wider economic problem. The European Union’s proposed fiscal treaty is a key step in seeking to restore confidence, and bring long term stability and growth to the Union. Ireland will be the first country to give its democratic verdict on this treaty. Mr Pat Cox will talk about the impact that the fiscal treaty will have on Ireland. Admission is free, but booking is required via industry@rds.ie or 01 240 7215. www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099603

ALIEN WORLD IN THE DEEP OCEAN – RIA LECTURE
Tues 24 Apr: 18:00 – Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. – “Alien world: New discoveries of exotic lifeforms & volcanic metal chimneys in the deep ocean” with Dr. Andy Wheeler, UCC (Chief Scientist) & the Irish-British VENTuRE survey scientific team is the upcoming lecture in the RIA. The website of the Royal Irish Academy provides lots more detail and you will have to book there as well. www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Marine-Institute-RIA-Lecture.aspx

COUNTERPARTS – JAMES JOYCE – NATIONAL LIBRARY
Tues 24 Apr: 18:30 – National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
A reading of ‘Counterparts’ from James Joyce’s Dubliners will take place in the National Library. Be entertained as Fergus Cronin and historian Catriona Crowe evoke the atmosphere of the time and provide historical context through readings, recorded music and imagery. Admission is free. No booking required.
www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

PAUL MARTIN – BOOK LAUNCH – GUTTER BOOKSHOP
Tues 24 Apr: 18:30-20:00 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Leaving behind a mundane job in order to ‘see the world’ in the 1990s, Irish Writer Paul Martin tells the story that saw him driving 30,000 kilometres through Australia in a 1978 Ford Falcon station wagon. He is lauching his travel memoir in the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free. gutterbookshop.com/events.html

ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS – LAUNCH
The Irish Chapter of the new global organisation for self-publishing writers will launch in The Library Bar, Central Hotel, Exchequer St on Tuesday 24th April at 18:30. The Alliance of Independent Authors is the only non-profit association for self-publishing writers. It supports, guides, advises, connects, promotes and advocates for the self-publishing author. All interested are invited to attend and admission is free.
allianceindependentauthors.org/a/

EDDIE LINDEN – WRITERS’ CENTRE
Tues 24 Apr: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
A celebration of the life and work of poet and editor Eddie Linden will take place. Born in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone and raised in Scotland, Eddie became one of the leading figures on the international poetry scene through his journal Aquarius, which ran from 1969 to 2002. Admission is free and you can find out more about Eddie Linden on the Writers’ Centre website. You have to register if you want to attend (info@writerscentre.ie or (01) 8721302) www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

REGULAR TUESDAY EVENTS
* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* 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
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2

———Wednesday———————-

ANZAC DAY EVENTS
Wed 25 Apr: 06:30-08:30 + 19:00 – Grangegorman Military Cemetery + St. Ann’s Church. – Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
The Australian and New Zealand community in Ireland commemorates this day with two events:
The ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held at 06:30-08:30 at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7. After the service a coffee & snack will be provided to give everyone a chance to mingle and catch up after the early start.
At 19:00 a joint commemorative service for the Ireland-Australia Association and the New Zealand-Ireland Association will take place at St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St. Dublin 2. All are welcome to both events. Find more information here www.ireland.embassy.gov.au/dubl/anzac2011.html or here www.irelandaustralia.org/events-2/

CATHY CASSIDY – BOOK SIGNING _ DUNDRUM
Wed 25 Apr: 11:00 – Eason Bookstore, Dundrum
Cathy Cassidy Signings in Eason Craigavon, Galway and Dundrum – April 23rd, 24th and 25th
Cathy Cassidy, author of the popular ‘Chocolate Box Girls’ series, will be reading and signing her latest book, and holding a Q&A session Eason Dundrum. www.easons.com/pid/page/events

BUSINESS IN THE CLOUD CONFERENCE – HELIX, DCU
Wed 25 Apr: 13:00-18:00 – Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
The Dublin City University host a free Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce as part of National Cloud Week.
[National Cloud Week?? I think now I have heard everything!]
15 business leaders and experts will speak on cloud computing and the commercial opportunities for Irish businesses and the Irish economy. And the DCU invites Irish technology decision makers, entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups to the Helix for “Get Digital: The National Conference on Cloud Computing and Commerce”.
Speakers include Paul Rellis (Managing Director, Microsoft Ireland), Colm Lyon, (CEO, Realex), Mark Kellett (CEO, Magnet Networks), Professor John Mooney (Pepperdine University), Anthony Quigney (Director, Dell Solutions Centres) and technology entrepreneur, Sean O’Sullivan, Ireland’s newest “Dragon”. Attendees will also benefit from insights from panelists from PayPal, 3V, Sage Ireland and Deloitte, amongst others. For further details and to register go to the website: www.nc4.ie/

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT – COLLINS BARRACKS
Wed 25 Apr: 14:30-15:30 – National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) – A “Conservation Tour” takes place on Wednesday. “An opportunity to get behind the scenes at the Museum to see how artefacts are conserved for the future. Includes a look at furniture and textile conservation and archaeological conservation.” Adult event, booking required on 01-6777444. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2813

NEW MUSIC :: NEW IRELAND SALON
Wed 25 Apr: 18:00 – Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. – The Contemporary Music Centre continues its 2012 Salon series with an evening of Kaleidoscope Premieres and performers Kate Ellis (cello) and Cliodhna Ryan (violin). Admission is free. Booking is recommended via 01-417 0000 or info@nch.ie cmcireland.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/cmc-april-salon/

FILM SCREENING – INSTITUTO CERVANTES
Wed 25 Apr: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2. – “La lengua de las mariposas” (1999) by director Jose Luis Cuerda is the next film in the film series “One Book, One Film” in the Instituto Cervantes. The film will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80188_16_2.htm

NARRATIVE AND CATHARSIS – LECTURE – DIT
Wed 25 Apr: 18:30 – Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Art Design and Printing, Lecture Room G6, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. – “Narrative and Catharsis” by Richard Kearney is the lecture in the indiscussion Public lecture series 2011-12. indiscussion is a forum on contemporary issues and current research in typography, art, design, material culture, critical theory, pedagogy, philosophy, society and technology. Updates on the lecture series at: indiscussionadp.blogspot.com/
The talk will address the role of storytelling as a cathartic and therapeutic process. Beginning with Aristotle’s understanding of catharsis in the ‘Poetics’ it will then explore a number of examples from ancient myth and folktale to contemporary debates on the role of narrative in psychoanalysis, holocaust testimony and art.
To register book via indiscussionadp@gmail.com

SVETLA GEORGIEVA – CONCERT – WRITERS’ CENTRE
Wed 25 Apr: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The poet, singer/songwriter, artist, Svetla Georgieva will give a concert of her own songs, accompanied by flautist Kristian Simeonov. Svetla Georgieva is an author of poetry and fiction. Among her publications are the volumes of poetry “A She-Wolf in the Temple”, “Non-Drunken Sea”, “Stars and Weeds”, as well as numerous short stories in collections and in the press. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

THE CRITICAL TAKE – IFI FILM CLUB
Wed 25 Apr: 18:40-20:00 – IFI, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The IFI’s free monthly film club, The Critical Take, celebrates its one year anniversary this month and on Wednesday the panel (including actress and presenter Carrie Crowley, film critic John Maguire and Chairperson of the IFI Eve-Anne Cullinan) will discuss the Dardenne brothers’ “The Kid with a Bike”, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Ordet” and Karl Markovics’ “Breathing”. Book your free seat at the IFI Box Office or on 01 679 3477. www.ifi.ie/film/the-critical-take-april-2012/

AGENTS OF ARCHITECTURE – NCAD
Wed 25 Apr: 19:30-21:00 – Harry Clarke Lecture Room, NCAD, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8. – In the first of a new series of talks titled Agents of Architecture, Beatrice Galilee, the Chief Curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013 will talk about “the cultural, political and aesthetic output known as ‘spatial practice’ in the context of agents of architecture, and how this impacts on the practice and ideas of architecture to include practitioners who curate, design, redefine or question it from the typical to the most un-orthodox views. Galilee’s presentation will be followed by a chaired discussion with Andrew Griffin, Architect JDS Architects, Copenhagen.”
This is what the event description says and you run out of breath reading that sentence, I guess! :-) Sounds interesting nevertheless. www.architecturefoundation.ie/activities/agents-of-architecture/

ACADEMIC WRITING WORKSHOPS – BALLYMUN
Wed 18, 25 Apr + 02 May: 19:30 – JUST Offices, Ballymun Job Centre, Unit 36 Ballymun Town Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 11. – The Jesuit University Support and Training (J.U.S.T.) Ballymun is offering all students, prospective students and life-long students three Sessions on Academic Writing. Maeve McMahon, one of the JUST Tutors, is giving these three Sessions which are aimed at developing, improving and fine-tuning the skills involved in academic writing. The three sessions will cover a range of issues: Discover the difference between Academic Writing and personal writing; Create mind maps; Identify the academic argument; Learn how best to avoid plagiarism; Write an essay for college that answers all points in a question; Learn how to best prepare for exams. To register and for more information call 01-8622695. www.justballymun.org

THE BAMBIR – WHELAN’S
Wed 25 Apr: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The Bambir, an Armenian band that combines hard rock, Armenian traditional music and poetry, pulsing beats and whirling trances, ancient tales and pagan wails into their own unique sound and they will be in Whelan’s every Wednesday in April. Admission is free. www.youtube.com/TheBambir www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/10576

BAD BOY JAKE – MOTHER REILLY’S, RATHMINES
Wednesdays 12:00: Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6. – Bad Boy Jake, a band from Dublin that draws influences from all over the music spectrum including Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Deep Purple, blues rock and classic rock, is playing every Wednesday in Mother Reilly’s.
www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

REGULAR WEDNESDAY EVENTS
* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:00-19:00 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.havana.ie/opening%202009.htm 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————————

NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT – COLLINS BARRACKS
Thurs 26 Apr: 11:30-12:15 – National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), Dublin 7. – “Babies on Board: April Showers and Spring Flowers” is the title of this event for adults with toddlers and babies. “Celebrate Spring in all its glory and enjoy the sounds and colours of the season, then make a mini museum garden with artist Caroline Lynch. Booking required on 01 6777444. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2814

MIGRATION CHALLENGES – LECTURE – GOETHE INSTITUT
Thurs 26 Apr: 14:00-17:00 – Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
“How Migration Challenges Notions of Society, Education and Culture” is the title of a public discussion and lecture in the lecture series “EUNIC/UNIQUE Thoughts:
Public Discussions on European Issues”.
Ireland is one of just two EU countries that has a majority of migrants from the EU member states. The diversity and scale of EU migration is a recent phenomenon though there is a long tradition of migration to Ireland from some EU-15 states, especially the UK, Germany and France. Ireland has also become home to a range of people from outside the EU including Nigeria, China, India, Philippines and Brazil.
The lectures and panel discussions for each theme will assess how migrants are integrating in Irish society and in other European societies and will address the on-going impact of migration on these societies.
The last event in a 3-event series will take place on Thursday and is entitled “Theme 3: Culture and Migration”
All details about the lectures and discussions and a list of participants can be found on
www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en9103142v.htm
Admission is free, but you need to register via 01-6024403 or rottke@dublin.goethe.org

FEROCIOUS MINGLE MARKET – THOMAS STREET
Thurs 11:00-18:00 – 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto)
The Ferocious Mingle Market is a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character. www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN FILMS – ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE
Thurs 26 Apr: 13:00-15:00 + 17:00-19:00 – Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2
The screening of contemporary Italian films takes place over four weeks and you are invited to discover them with a glass of wine. Two screenings will take on each day. The first one at 13:00-15:00 and the second one at 17:00-19:00.
The film line up is
+ Thurs 26 Apr: L’ultimo Pulcinella (2008) by Maurizio Scaparro
+ Thurs 03 May: Si può fare (2009) by Giulio Manfredonia
All films are in Italian with English subtitles. After the evening screening a Q&A with Monica Insinga will take place. Admission is free. On the website you find a link to “Click here to download brochure”. In that brochure you can find more details about the movies. www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=409&citta=Dublino

LUNCHTIME RECITAL – CENTRAL LIBRARY
Thurs 26 Apr: 13:00 – Music Library, Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. A Lunchtime Recital with Emma Donnolly (Mezzo-Soprano), Rodney Baldwin (Piano), Ciara Dunbar (Violinist) and Aileen Cahill (Piano) will perform selections from Schubert, Brahms, Britten, Dvorak etc. Admission is free, but booking is recommended at 01 8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie. www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/lunchtime_recital_in_music_library.aspx

RATHMINES STORYTELLING – RATHMINES LIBRARY
Thurs 26 Apr: 14:00-16:00 + 17:00-19:00 – Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. – On Tuesday 24 Apr and on Thursday 26 Apr a storytelling event will take place in the Rathmines Library (in the Exhibitions Room on the 1st Floor). It is suitable for adults and for young people and admission is free. Booking is recommended via rathminestellingstories@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003598879659

TOWER RECORDS IN-STORE EVENTS
Thurs 26 Apr: 17:00 – Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
“Time is a Thief” will be performing at 17:00 and “Easy Tyger” will be on stage at 18:00. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=221

MANUEL RIVAS – LITERARY ENCOUNTER – INSTITUTO CERVANTES
Thurs 26 Apr: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2. – Manuel Rivas, a Galician writer, poet and journalist, who was born in 1957 in A Coruna will be in conversation with Alison Ribeiro (UCD) on cinema and literature, novel and poetry or writing in minority languages. He will also read some of his poems from the book La desaparición de la nieve, which has been translated into English. Admission is free. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha81058_16_2.htm

START & GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS – SPRING LECTURE
19 Apr-24 May: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Dublin City Libraries in association with the Dublin City Enterprise Board are announcing a series of lectures entitled “Start and Grow Your Own Business”, aimed at current small business owners/managers or people that want to start a new business. The second lecture is
26 April Ideas Generation & Market Research
Find all subsequent lectures here www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks or in the Upcoming events section in this e-zine. Admission to the lectures is free, but you have to book and to to reserve a place for the complete programme or for an individual lecture, contact the Business Information Centre in the Central Library on 01 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/SYOBposter.pdf

WORDPRESS MEETUP
Thurs 26 Apr: 18:30 – Clarence Hotel, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
The Octagon Bar in the Clarence Hotel is the new venue for the monthly WordPress Meetup in Dublin. It is for WordPress users and WordPress enthusiasts and is a social meet-up, not a formal event. www.meetup.com/Dublin-WordPress/events/58508132/

SHORT STORY INTRODUCTIONS – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Thurs 26 Apr: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Lonely Voice: Short Story Introductions will take place on Thurs. Up to four short story writers will be selected and invited to read their work at the event. Especially emerging writers, who previously may not have had the opportunity to read their work in public, will get a chance. Admission is free. All details are here:
www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/thelonelyvoice.html

MEDITATION & GNOSTIC PSYCHOLOGY LECTURE
Thurs 26 Apr: 19:30 – The Lantern Centre, 17 Synge St, Dublin 8
A group called “Gnostic Studies” are giving lectures and practical courses in Meditation & Gnostic Psychology and their first lecture is called “What is Death, What Dies, What Doesn’t Die”. Admission is free. I don’t have a Link for you yet, but the group will regularly run events, so hopefully there will be some Facebook or website link available for the next event.

DUBLIN WRITERS’ FORUM
Thurs 26 Apr: 19:30 – Twisted Pepper Café (Loft Bookstore), 54, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. – The Dublin Writers’ Forum welcomes writers of all genres, of all ages and all levels of experience. Founded and facilitated by writers Liz McSkeane and Anne Tannam, DWF is an open group of writers who share a common passion for all things literary. It is a safe ‘working space’ where on a weekly basis writers can bring their work to be critiqued by other writers. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/DublinWritersForum

98FM BRAND NEW ACT 2012
Thurs 26 Apr: 20:00 – The Workmansclub, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
98FM’s Brand New Act will take place in the Workman’s Club. The list of performers will be announced in the 98FM Totally Irish Programme on Sunday 22 Apr (20:00-22:00). I wasn’t able to find the shortlist, but the 98FM website explains the process: www.98fm.com/2012/music.ent/98fms-brand-new-act-2012/
Admission is free. www.theworkmansclub.com/2012/03/23/98fm%e2%80%99s-brand-new-act-2012-260412/

4 DAME LANE MOVIE CLUB
Thurs: 20:00 – 4 Dame Lane Pub, 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The 4 Dame Lane Movie Club will feature a movie every Thursday from 20:00. The upcoming movies are: 26 Apr: Casino, 03 May: Reservoir Dogs, 10 May: Pulp Fiction, 17 May: Fight Club, 24 May: Shawshank Redemption, 31 May: The Wrestler. Admission is free. www.4damelane.ie/movieclub.html

JAIME NANCI & THE BLUE BOYS – MERCANTILE
Thursdays: 21:00 – Mercantile Hotel, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys are playing a weekly gig in the Mercantile Hotel on Thursdays. Their music is swing, blues, bebop and doo wop. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

REGULAR THURSDAY EVENTS
* Lunchtime Market at Christ Church Cathedral from 12:00-15:00. www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php
* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00 and the line up is here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall
* Songs from a Café is a Dublin singer-songwriter showcase session, dedicated to the art of contemporary songwriting. 20:00-22:00 at Brick Alley Cafe. www.facebook.com/songsfromacafe
* The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland 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
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

———Friday————————

FRANCHISE EXPO – RDS
Fri 27 – Sat 28 Apr: RDS, Hall 3, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The Irish Franchise Assocation Expo & Awards 2012 will take place on Fri and Sat in the RDS and admission is free if you download the ticket from the website www.irishfranchiseassociation.com otherwise the fee is EUR 10.
Opening hours seem to be on Fri 10:00-18:00 and on Sat 10:00-16:00.
www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099074

TIERNEY THYS – OCEAN SCIENTIST & FILM MAKER – SCIENCE GALLERY
Fri 27 Apr: 13:00-14:00: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
Tierney is an ocean scientist, conservationist, media producer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer and as Director of Research at Sea Studios Foundation in California, she made films for National Geographic Television for more than ten years. Her film and outreach projects included the 8 hour Shape of Life series, and 6 hour Strange Days on Planet Earth project which garnered the environmental Oscar at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, England.
She will be in the Science Gallery for a talk on Friday. Admission is free, but booking is required on the website. www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/04/talk-tierney-thys

DUBLIN BAY PRAWN FESTIVAL
Fri 27 – Sun 29 April: Howth
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth takes place from 27-29 Apr and there is not too many free things happening on Friday evening. Just some In-House entertainment in the pubs of Howth. The main Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday and you will read about it in next week’s Dublin Event Guide. www.fingaldublin.ie/interior-pages/about-fingal/culture/cultural-events/dublin-bay-prawn-festival-programme/

STAR GAZING – SIDEWALK ASTRONOMERS – SANDYMOUNT
Fri 27 Apr: 20:00-22:00 – Martello Tower, Sandymount, Dublin 4
The Sidewalk Astronomers of the Irish Astronomical Society are inviting to their next monthly star gazing session at the Martello tower car park in Sandymount. They will be from 20:00-22:00 if the weather is good and until 21:00 if the weather is cloudy. If you want to see Jupiter, Mars and the Moon just come along and if you have a telescope and would like to know how to use it, bring it along and you will get help. www.irishastrosoc.org/wordpress/

IMPROVE YOUR LIFE – YOGI TALK -UNITARIAN CHURCH
Fri 27 Apr: 20:00 – Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
“Improve Your Life Now with Higher Consciousness” is the title of a free Public Talk with a Yogi of the Himalayan Yogic Tradition. Discover techniques to remove obstacles to happiness, as taught by the sages of the Himalayas. The talk will allow you to reach a state of awareness in which tension, worries and depression are released. Experience a gateway to Self-Realization. For more information check
www.kriyayogaireland.com/?page_id=863

———Pre-Announcements————————

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:

ONE CITY, ONE BOOK – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
A whole range of events as part of the One City, One Book 2012 month will take place in Farmleigh House and all events are free, but require the booking of tickets. Because these events are usually quite popular, I will include here the whole list of events and if you are interested in any of the events, make sure that you request your tickets as soon as possible. The chosen book for April 2012 is Dubliners by James Joyce. Farmleigh House are hosting the following events:
++ Sat 28 Apr: 15:00 – Dublin, Distilleries and ‘The Dead’
A talk by Frank Shovlin, Senior Lecturer of Irish Literature in English at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool and author of Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival, to be published this spring by Liverpool University Press.
++ Sun 29 Apr: 15:00 – ‘Joyce and Chapelizod’
Actor Barry McGovern, a resident of Chapelizod, will discuss the Joyce family’s association with the Chapelizod area and will discuss ‘A Painful Case’, ‘Finnegans Wake’ and Joyce’s reference to the Phoenix Park Murders.
For all four events admission free, but booking via farmleighinfo@opw.ie is required. For further information telephone 01 815 5900
www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,17093,en.html

START & GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS – SPRING LECTURE
19 Apr-24 May: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Dublin City Libraries in association with the Dublin City Enterprise Board are announcing a series of lectures entitled “Start and Grow Your Own Business”, aimed at current small business owners/managers or people that want to start a new business. The six lectures are
19 April An Introduction to Self Employment
26 April Ideas Generation & Market Research
03 May Financing Your Business
10 May Digital Marketing and Social Media
17 May Ethnic Entrepreneurship
24 May Business Planning Structure
Admission to the lectures is free, but you have to book and to to reserve a place for the complete programme or for an individual lecture, contact the Business Information Centre in the Central Library on 01 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie
www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/SYOBposter.pdf www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

GUITAR FESTIVAL – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
Fri 27 Apr: 20:30 – Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 7
Part of the Guitar Festival of Ireland is a concert in Farmleigh House for which free tickets are available by random draw. You need to enter the draw and I want to give you an opportunity to do so, by mentioning this event here.
Deirdre Moynihan (Soprano) and Alec O’Leary (Guitar) are one of Ireland’s most engaging duos. Their programme will feature works from the Italian and German repertoire, a collection of traditional Spanish songs “Canciones Espanolas Antiguas” compiled by the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca and also a selections of iconic solo guitar works by J.S.Bach and Leo Brouwer. More information is here www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,17891,en.html and to get tickets you have to enter the draw by sending a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie

YELP BACKYARD BAZAAR – BERNARD SHAW PUB
Sun 06 May: 13:00-15:00 – The Bernard Shaw Pub, 11 – 12 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 2. – Yelp is a great and very popular review and recommendation website and their events in Dublin are the type of events people talk about for years. I well remember every single one of them and am already looking forward to the Backyard Bazaar. At these Yelp events you meet lots of nice people and – here comes the extra bonus – you can sample free food and drink. The goal is to celebrate local businesses in Dublin and encourage people to support them and get the word out there about them. To get on the guest list you have to register via the website and that is why I already list it here, so don’t waste any time! …And on the day you better be early, because there have been looong queues at previous events. www.yelp.ie/events/dublin-yelps-backyard-bazaar

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THE PRESIDENT AND DUBLIN’S POSTCODES??
Every week I list lots of addresses in the Dublin Event Guide. Many of you don’t need to be reminded where, for example, the National Library is, but others are maybe not that familiar with the locations. And only last week I realised a total inconsistency in the Postal Code System. I am sure you knew that all districts south of the Liffey are even numbered and the ones north of the Liffey are odd numbered. A clear and definite rule that creates some strange map where Dublin 14 is next to Dublin 4 and Dublin 17 is next to D9, D5 and D13. But more interesting is the odd exception that was made for Phoenix Park. Phoenix Park is not Dublin 7 as it should be. Instead it is Dublin 8! It is north of the Liffey and has an even number? I would have thought that maybe someone objected to the president of the country living in an odd numbered postal district, but then I found out that the postal district numbering was introduced by the British Government in 1917. At that time the Vice Roy (or Lord Lieutenant of Ireland), the British King’s representative and head of the Irish executive lived in Áras an Uachtaráin until 1922. Maybe he had a problem with the odd number??
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dublin_postal_districts

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You won’t believe how glad I am that this week’s Dublin Event Guide is completed now. I am labouring a bad cold that kept me in bed on Wednesday and most of Thursday and I only got up to write this week’s Event Guide. So, I hope it was worth it and you enjoy it. ;-)

Have a great weekend,

–Joerg

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