Event Guide 263: Dublin Pride Parade, National Play Day, Family Fitness Day, Green Drinks

June 29th, 2012
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 263 | 29 June 2012

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Hi all!

It feels like just a couple of weeks ago, when I wrote about the New Year’s Eve Festival in the City Centre and this week I realised that 2012 is already half over. Oops! Who put me in a time machine?? ;-) Do you feel the same? When we were children it took AGES until Christmas finally came and now, 6 months are over in a heartbeat and you hardly realise. What should we take from that? I think we have to remind ourselves on a weekly basis that time is flying and that the days that are over will never come back. And then we have to make the decision to make every day count from now on. Are you prepared to do that? Live life as if there is no tomorrow and enjoy what you have and who you are with? Have a look at the Feel Good Slot if you need a little nudge! ;-)

The new Email Service Provider that I had to move to because the old one didn’t support the sending of the new formatted newsletter has some little fancy features in their system. One of them is a map that shows you where people where when they opened the Dublin Event Guide. Interestingly someone opened the newsletter in Tanzania 3 weeks ago and last week the mail was opened by someone in Mozambique! My guess is that that is someone who normally lives in Ireland and who is travelling at the moment. Or do the Tanzanians need to know where the next free event takes place in Dublin? Well, whoever it is, have a good trip! :-)
Interestingly the mail was opened in Vietnam and Japan as well. Maybe the next move: “Dublin Event Guide goes global!”?? ;-) I don’t think so, but it is fun to trawl through the list of countries.


So, now over to the events. The week didn’t look that busy, but then I did find a few things and – annoyingly – found a few events that want to keep it a secret that they charge an admission charge. Nothing wrong with it, but at least be open and honest about it!

Finally my triplet of appeals again:
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Feel good slot

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!

Today, it is just a simple page with a collection of inspirational quotations that have to do with enjoying life and making the most of it. I you only find one single quote that you like and that gives you some new perspective or reminds you of a valuable insight, it was worth checking the site out: likemylife.homestead.com/inspirationalquoteslivinglifetothefullest.html

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This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

Last week Anindya M and Carolyn McQ were the wonderful people who helped the Dublin Event Guide by supporting it with a donation. Have you helped? Your help is absolutely needed to ensure that you all will continue to get the Dublin Event Guide every week. The cost for sending the weekly newsletter has more than doubled and I need your help! Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm and help!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great, but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help me to cover the cost (I need about 4 donations every week for that) a or even to improve the Event Guide (anything above 4 donations).

I am giving 25-30 hours every week for no pay or reward, so that you get the Dublin Event Guide every week. And all I ask for is just 25 cent per week from you or EUR 12 per year. Where else can you get sooo much value for soo little money!? :-)

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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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Joergs 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.

A slightly odd week! Lots of events (for example a huge amount of talks in the National Gallery), but not many headline, must-go events. It is nothing new that the amount of events dips a little when the school holidays have started. For some strange reasons it seems that many event organisers think that the country is being emptied once the schools are on holidays. They don’t realise that the majority of people still works and parents with children do not stay on holidays for 3 months either.

I will have a look at the Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday and if I had children I would bring them to the National Play Day events on Saturday and/or Sunday. On Sunday the Family Fitness Day takes place in Farmleigh House, but if you are without children you can just go to the Food Market if you want. In Dun Laoghaire an “American Idependence Festival” will take place and I might go to that and will watch the Euro 2012 Final afterwards (even after Germany dropped unfortunately out). ;-)

On Monday (or Tuesday) you should consider the one-woman play Racoon, it is brilliant. On Tuesday then, you can enjoy the Green Drinks or the Alchemist Cafe. Two great talks, but they are a little niche-ey, so it might or might not be your thing.

On Wednesday “Toot, Sweet & The Shadow Man” sounds intresting. They will be in Whelan’s for a free gig and I have never heard New Orleans funk! So I would love to hear that. And “Moo” could be the entertainment on Thursday if I didn’t have to write the next Event Guide!

Enjoy the week and do something nice, especially if the weather stays as nice as it has been over the last few days.
Oh and on the way out of here, a quick and big CONGRATS! to Alicia and Hugh who said YES today in Belgium. :-)

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Competitions

Aidan Killian – Free to Obey

11+12 July – 21:00

Hugely talented Comedian Aidan Killian is presenting his new programme “Free to Obey” in the Bad Ass Cafe. Aidan is a regular in all well known Comedy Clubs, on TV, Radio and he has travelled the world with his comedy programmes. The newest one looks at a new Irish problem: Debt and Bankers. Tickets are available (EUR 7) at the door, but if you want to win a pair of tickets to Aidan’s show, you can enter this competition. Aidan made one pair of tickets available for each day.
Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with KILLIAN in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you need to tell me or which day you want the tickets: “11” or “12” or “either”. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Mon 09 July. www.aidankillian.com/

More competitions

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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Dublin news

Getting only 4 TV stations? Read on!

Are you getting only the four TV stations RTE1, RTE2, TV3 and TG4? If that is the case, you need to inform yourself about the “Analogue Switch Off” because it his very likely that you receive your TV signal via an antenna and from 24 October you will NOT get any TV signal anymore unless you buy and install (It’s easy!) a Set-Top Box before that date. If you get more than these four stations already, you are most likely not affected. But think also about a second TV that you might have at home in another room. Only four (or less) stations and the TV will most likely be affected. (If you get only two or three more stations (BBC1, BBC2 and UTV), you COULD also be affected.) If you are already paying Sky or UPC for the pleasure to get lots of TV stations, you will definitely not be affected.
What is the Analogue Switch Off (or “Digital Switch Over”)? It is an essentially unnecessary modernisation of how the TV signal is delivered over the air to your TV antenna. Why “unnecessary”? Because there will be no substantial improvement for the end users. Yes, you will get a few additional channels and you pay a once-off price of EUR 60-90 (for the set-top box) for it, but if you were happy with the 4 stations all was well. The driver for the change is the technical ability to free up some frequencies when the change is complete and these frequencies can be sold to mobile phone companies. So it is really the governments in the EU that colluded on this. The change has been debated for many many years, I remember hearing about it the first time more than 20 years ago! You can’t do anything against it, so you might as well row with it. Check out the details on www.goingdigital.ie

Hugh Lane Gallery – Summer Holidays of Event Programme

The Hugh Lane Gallery regularly hosts great free events. There are the popular “Sunday at Noon” classical concerts on Sundays, then there are public lectures and there are Sunday Sketching workshops for Ages 7+. Over the summer these events are on a break or scaled down and will return in September. However, the exhibitions will continue and are always free and in addition there are now a number of Art Summer Camps for Kids (for varying fees) and the Coffee Lecture series on Wednesdays (EUR 5) will continue. If you have never been in the Hugh Lane Gallery at Parnell Square North, make sure that you add it to your own summer schedule and enjoy the exhibitions. www.hughlane.ie

Cough and Cold-related study – Parents with children Age 2-6 needed

Every now and then I get a request from an Event Guide Reader to help with a study. This is such a request and maybe YOU can help!
Do you have children that sometimes suffer with the symptoms of a cough or cold? As a parent you know it is important to take the time to learn what can be done to ease those symptoms appropriately. A new project at NUIG is hoping to establish if online education systems may be delivered effectively to help parents. Busy parents can simply log on and learn how a cold can be managed effectively. The programme layout is easy to use and does not take long for busy individuals who would like to log on and learn more about these everyday symptoms in their child.
But before something like that can be implemented/launched, some research is needed. If you are a parent with children aged 2-6 years of age, you are needed.
You will be in with the chance to win one a prize worth EUR 100 in return for your participation in this study. The programme offers parents the opportunity to access information relating to the treatment of coughs and colds in their young children. It will focus on dispelling myths relating to treatments and instruction in how to cope with a sick child. The overall aim of the session is to inform and help parents. If you would like to participate or find out more about the study, follow this link: www.nuigalway.ie/psy/sub/coughsandcolds.html/

PhotoIreland Festival 2012

I have to admit that I find it difficult to describe this festival and that I spent hours procrastinating over writing this description. PhotoIreland is a photo exhibitio, but not one, no it consists of over 100 exhibitions and events in more than 40 venues around Dublin. There are more than 200 participating photographers, curators and publishers and this is the 3rd PhotoIreland Festival. The theme this year is ‘Migrations: Diaspora & Cultural Identity’. The festival will run from 01-31 July and I expect that I will not be able to list to omany events here, there are just too many. So, instead I will send you to their website and will ask you to check it your yourself: 2012.photoireland.org

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Opportunities

In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. Being mentioned here and being seen by the 10,000+ readers of the Dublin Event Guide should help to kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very much appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.

Exhibitions

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.

The first to mention here is the Dublin Sketchers exhibition and I have listed it in the main event section for the respective days. Check out Saturday and Sunday!

Original Art at Recessionary Prices – NCAD Art Exhibition

Fri 29 June – Sun 01 July, Fri+Sat: 10:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-16:00.

National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Liberties, Dublin 8

To brighten up your summer and your home, the Continuing Education in Art and Design (CEAD) courses run by the National College of Art and Design in Dublin is putting an exhibition together with over 700 works from 200 artists, ranging from Painting, Sculpture, Jewellery, Prints and Photography through to Ceramics, Textiles, Stained Glass, Multimedia and more. …and all the original contemporary artwork is available at very affordable prices. Admission is free. The artwork is on display in the Design for Industry building in NCAD. www.facebook.com/NCAD.CEAD.Exhibition.2012

Homeless Gallery – D-Light Studios

01-04 July 11:00-21:00

D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1

The Homeless Gallery is back in D-Light Studios to show the un-curated exhibition for a third year as part of the PhotoIreland Festival. On Sat they will be opening the doors to over 100 photographers of all backgrounds, tastes and levels of experience to present their work wherever they see fit within Dublins largest studio space. The Homeless Gallery will then open for visitors on Sun. A reception will take place on Sun at 18:00. Other attractions on the opening day will be a special exhibition “In the Mirror of Memory”, Portfolio Reviews with Agata Stoinska (13:00-14:30) a darkroom presentation and vintage camera exhibition from 15:00. From 15:00-21:00 DJs will entertain. A portraits wall exhibition will run from 16:00-17:30 and from 19:45 the Euro 2012 Final will be screened.

Admission is free and if you are a photographer and want to take part in this years Homeless Gallery, contact Karolina via karolina@d-lightstudios.com d-lightstudios.com/news/homeless-gallery-2012.html

The Other Side of the Soul’

05 July – 31 Aug – Mon-Thurs: 14:00-19:00, Fri: 10:-00-14:00 (Closed Sat, Sun, bank holidays)

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2 (Near the National Gallery)

The Instituto Cervantes Dublin and PhotoIreland 2012 introduce “The other side of the soul”. This exhibition showcases various contemporary Cuban photographers who research religious themes and, specifically, syncretistic religions with roots in African cults that were imported in the island centuries ago by slaves. These artists portray a personal interpretation of the collective spiritual memory of the nation from very different perspectives. Admission is free. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80977_16_2.htm

Draw a Lego

22-30 June

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Draw a Lego Art Exhibition is an art exhibition dedicated to Lego, featuring art from emerging artists around Dublin and Ireland. Opening will be on Fri 22 June at 18:00. For more details see: www.facebook.com/aureliem83

13.RAW

25 June – 01 July, Mon-Fri 09:30-17:30, Sat 10:00-17:00

Filmbase Gallery, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Depaul Ireland, supporting the homeless in Ireland, are exhibiting Photographic Narrative Exhibition 13.raw on the Open Programme of PhotoIreland Festival 2012. The series of black & white photographs is inspired by the “13 phrases for living” by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez. These are simple thoughts which people tend to forget, which make us happy and, which unite people from all social backgrounds. In 13.raw, these phrases are embodied by simple and realistic portraits of homeless people of various ages and backgrounds. The phrases mirror poignant stories from their lives and offer a window into their unique personalities.The project was conducted in Depaul Ireland – a cross border charity which offers people who are homeless and disadvantaged the opportunity to fulfil their potential and move forward towards an independent and positive future. www.facebook.com/13raw

Depaul Ireland, supporting the homeless in Ireland. We are excited to launch a Photographic Narrative Exhibition 13.raw on the Open Programme of PhotoIreland Festival 2012.

Friday 29 Jun

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The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 29 Jun

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Market takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s 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.

The location of the new indoor market is 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto) an opening hours are 11:00-18:00. There is also a Café, the Oscar Verne Café, open for business at the market.

www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

National Gallery Talks

11:30, Fri 29 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: Aspects of Irish Art
13:00-13:25 Explore a Painting – Clarke’s ‘Ophelia’, with Gemma Sexton.
15:00-15:25 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Whistler’s ‘Portrait of the Artist’s Mother”

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Japanese Manga – Lecture

13:10, Fri 29 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A public lecture and demonstration with artist Inko on the art of Japanese manga will take place. UK- based artist, Inko will showcase her work. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

“Dunphy: A Football Life” – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 29 Jun

Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Jared Brown’s book “Dunphy: A Football Life” will be launched in the Gutter Bookshop on Fri 29 June. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Moo – Western, Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 29 Jun

Whelan’s Front Bar, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Western, Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll band “Moo!” will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free. www.mooband.com

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12396

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 29 Jun

4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3)

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)

A drop in class, with newcomers welcome.

www.sahajayoga.ie

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 29 Jun

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant 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.

www.cornucopia.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 29 June: The Bunko Bros and Sat 30 June: Dead Ringer.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ned Keenan’s Comedy Club

21:00, Fri 29 Jun

Maple Hotel, 74/75 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

Ned Keenan’s Comedy Club is taking place this Friday and admission is free this week. Doors open at 21:00 and the show starts at 21:30. The line up is: Jake Bourke, Christiane Mahony, Garry Elliott, Sarina Kajani with headliner Peter O’Byrne. MCs are Donnchadh Macanghoill and Robert Coyle.

www.facebook.com/NedKeenansComedyClub

La Caverna – Jazz Club

22:00, Fri 29 Jun

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

Saturday 30 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop 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 their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Dublin Food Co-op

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 30 Jun

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Dublin Food Co-op is open every Saturday at Newmarket 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. The Co-op is also open on Thursdays 12:00-20:00.

www.dublinfood.coop

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jun

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It 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

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 30 Jun

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jun

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sat+Sun 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/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Jun

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 Jun

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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.

www.templebar.ie

Zumba Class – Dun Laoghaire Pier

10:30 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jun

East Pier, Dun Laoghaire

Every Saturday until 25 Aug, Colette Burke, a Zumba fitness instructor, is running free Zumba fitness classes on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire from 10:30-12:30 (weather permitting). If you want to take part you can contact Colette on 087-2476673 and find more information on her website.

www.zumbafantasy.com

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 Jun

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

National Play Day – Clondalkin

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 Jun

Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin

The National Play Day event, organised by South Dublin County Council, will take place in Corkagh park in Clondalkin (next to Naas Road) . There will be “Messy Play”, Street Games, Den Building, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Pet Farm, Magic Show, Balloon Modelling, Arts & Crafts and more. Admission is free.

communityservices.southdublin.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=349&Itemid=212

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 Jun

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Market takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s 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.

The location of the new indoor market is 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto) an opening hours are 11:00-18:00. There is also a Café, the Oscar Verne Café, open for business at the market.

www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 Jun

Bandstand (behind the Tea Room, near the Zoo), Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This will be the third year for “Yoga in the Park” and I think it is a brilliant initiative for a very worthy cause. From June until September, Fiona from www.twopalmsyoga.com invites to an hour of Yoga in Phoenix Park. No booking is required and you decide how much you give, the class is donation based. All proceeds go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity that does invaluable work for the homeless people in Dublin. Just bring a mat or a towel, some water and (hopefully) even some sun protection to the class. Should the weather be bad, the bandstand will be shelter or even training location. The training is suitable for all levels, so even total beginners are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Palms-Yoga/129726813245

National Gallery Talks

11:30, Sat 30 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: Aspects of Irish Art
14:00-14:30 Saturday Public Tour
15:00-15:25 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Klimt’s ‘The Kiss”

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Amharc Nua – Film Screenings

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 Jun

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club invites to their next day of themed film screenings. The theme is “Amharc Nua – The struggle for Independence and Identity” and there will be four films about Ireland’s past. The screenings start at 12:00, 12:35, 14;15 and 15:55. The films all have Irish titles, but I wasn’t able to find out if they are in Irish only or in English or in Irish with subtitles. Admission is free.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

D.A.T.A. Open Here

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 30 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

CTVR / The Telecommunications Research Centre, in collaboration with the Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) present Open Here, a four day festival (28 June – 01 July) that addresses social, technological and cultural issues surrounding the notion of the digital commons at Science Gallery during HACK THE CITY.

Open Here will bring together a transdisciplinary community of critical theorists, engineers, artists, designers and industry professionals to expand debates surrounding the digital commons. Key points of discussion will include the conflictive spaces of the digital commons, tactical media, net-art, digital policy, disruptive wireless practices, alternative spectrum ownership models, next-generation networks and the political economy of infrastructure.

This festival is made up of talks, presentations, workshops, discussions and screenings. It will be held in Science Gallery and in CTVR headquarters in Trinity College. Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/06/data-open-here

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 30 Jun

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

Archive at Lunchtime

13:10, Sat 30 Jun

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings and this Saturday a Bloomsday related screening will take place. www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-8/ Admission to the lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/06/?post_type=film

Creative Writing Hour

13:30, Sat 30 Jun

Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour 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

Dublin Pride Parade

14:00, Sat 30 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Pride Festival will come to an end on Sunday 01 July and the main Dublin Pride event, the Dublin Pride Parade, will take place on Saturday. The parade is a colourful, loud and joyful affair with lots of participants from the LBGTQ community (and friends) and with up to 20,000 spectators. The parade will start at 14:00 at the Garden of Remembrance, will then go down O’Connell Street, across O’Connell Bridge, along D’Olier Street, College Green, Nassau Street and Kildare Street and will then finish up in Baggot Street. This is a different parade route than in previous years!! The parade will not follow the route of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Dame Street towards Christ Church, but will pass by Grafton Street.
There will be lots of road closures and Merrion Square West and Merrion St will be fully closed from 06:00-22:00 to facilitate the post-parade entertainment from 15:00: www.dublinpride.ie/merrion-square

www.dublinpride.ie/parade-day/parade

Goals for Gaza

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 Jun

Sundrive Park, Crumlin, Dublin 12

A 5-a-side Football Torunament “Goals for Gaza” will take place in Sundrive Park, Crumlin. Taking part is not free, but spectators are very welcome and in addition to the football, there will be food & stalls. The tournament is a fundraising event for a Kindergarten in Palestine. If you want to find out more, contact Tina on 086-8715293.

www.ipsc.ie/event/goals-for-gaza-5-a-side-football-tournament-fundrasier

Dublin Pride Post-Parade Party

15:00 – 19:00, Sat 30 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

After the Dublin Pride Parade a Post-Parade party will take place at Merrion Square. I am not 100% sure, but it seems that the entertainment will not take place IN Merrion Square, but outside on the street with the stage being located outside the National Gallery entrance in Merrion Street. The stage line-up lists Victoria Secret, traditional Irish music, Veda de Beaux Reves, Davina Devine, Fierce Fitness pole-dancing troupe, Leanne Harte, Paul Ryder and our headline act Brian Kennedy. DJs will follow the live acts and all comes to an end at 19:00.

www.dublinpride.ie/merrion-square

Ukeristic Congress – Ukulele Band

19:00 – 21:00, Sat 30 Jun

Whelan’s Front Bar, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Ukulele Band “Ukerisitic Congress” are playing in Whelan’s again and I heard them at the Ukulele Festival in Dun Laoghaire and they are really good!

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12419

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 30 Jun

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant 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.

www.cornucopia.ie

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 Jun

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a 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

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 Jun

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 29 June: The Bunko Bros and Sat 30 June: Dead Ringer.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Urban Mojo Blues Band

22:00 – 00:00, Sat 30 Jun

Oil Can Harry’s, 31 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2

The Urban Mojo Blues Band,is 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 in Oil Can Harry’s. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urban-Mojo-Blues-Band/87569518524

www.urbanmojobluesband.com/

Cold 100

22:30, Sat 30 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The band Cold 100 will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour. Admission is free until 22:30, but doors for the gig won’t open before 23:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12464

Sunday 01 Jul

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Family Fitness Day

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

A Family Fitness Day is taking place in Farmleigh House in association with Athletics Ireland. A whole range of free sporting activities including Family Mile Challenge, Orienteering, Agility Challenges and lots more are taking place. There will also be a Health & Fitness Expo “Fit 4 Life”, Surprise Personalities, Face Painting, Bands and the Farmers market with food stalls will take place on Sunday.

The Athletics Ireland’s Family Fitness Festival is an action-packed day of fun events that emphasise the importance of regular physical activity and healthy choices – for both children and adults. It has been created for families who would like to spend an active and entertaining Sunday trying out and learning about a range of physical activities that can improve their overall wellbeing. Admission and participation is completely free, however if you want to take part in the Family Mile Challenge, you will have to pre-register on the website.

www.familyfitnessfestival.ie

Farmleigh House Food Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmyard in Farmleigh House is the venue for the Farmleigh House Food Market on Sunday. It takes place in connection with the Family Fitness Day. There will also be music on the bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House. From 12:00-14:00 the Dublin Concert Band will perform and from 15:00-17:00 the St. George’s Brass Band will entertain.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerProgramme2012/Title,18758,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 01 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The Pure Vintage Market is back in the Dublin Food Coop and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jul

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Market takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s 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.

The location of the new indoor market is 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto) an opening hours are 11:00-18:00. There is also a Café, the Oscar Verne Café, open for business at the market.

www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Jul

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Jul

Unit 95, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

An indoor market in Coolock with over 40 traders with a wide range of goods and a café on site as well.

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Charity Tractor and Vintage Car Run

13:00, Sun 01 Jul

Bohernabreena Rd (R113), Tallaght, Dublin 24

A charity tractor and vintage car run will take place from Bohernabreena in Co. Dublin on Sunday. The tractors and cars will travel along Bohernabreena Rd onto the Ballinascorney Rd towards Killakee Rd before returning to the Bohernabreena Rd at approximately 14:30. There will be entertainment at Bohernabreena Chuch (Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Bric-a-Brac Market, etc.)

www.wicklowuplands.ie/events.php?event=tractor–vintage-car-run-1-july-2012

National Gallery Talks

13:00, Sun 01 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

13:00-13:30 Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection
14:00-14:30 Public Tour: Highlights of the Collection
15:00-16:00 Picture This! Family Art Workshop With Natalie Voorheis
15:30-15:55 Talk: Early 20th Century Irish Art
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Caravaggio: The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece’.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Sun 01 Jul

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in July and is extending them to daily screenings now. The films are short films from the Irish Film Archive. There are two programmes on alternating days www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-1 and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-2 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-dbl-bill Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/07/?post_type=film

Clondalkin Festival

14:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Jul

Clondalkin Village, Co. Dublin

The Clondalkin Festival takes place from Fri 29June – Sun 01July. On Saturday, a fun cycle will take place around the village from 11:30 and is due to finish up at the Mill Shopping Centre at approximately 13:00.
On Sunday the festival will take place on Main Street and Tower Road from 14:00-18:00. There will be a Classic Car Show in conjunction with Bolands Opel, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to find out more about this festival. It is all kept top secret. ;-)

communityservices.southdublin.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=354&Itemid=212

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Jul

varies

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches. There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

National Play Day – Dublin

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The National Play Day event in Dublin will take place in Merrion Square, but it is not completely clear what will be provided. Expect all kinds of children games and the popular “Messy Play”. Because Dublin has named itself “City of Science” for 2012, expect some interesting science related games and experiments as well.

www.dublin.ie/neighbourhood/playday2009.htm

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Jul

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

Storytelling Session – National Print Museum

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 01 Jul

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

The National Print Museum invites to a fun Storytelling Session for all children aged 4-7, featuring books from the National Print Museum’s Junior Library.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/family-days.html

Up Close with Music – Concorde Ensemble

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Concorde Ensemble will perform new and contemporary music at this 5th event in their “Up Close With Music” series. The performance will include a newly commissioned work by Raymond Deane, Marc Tweedie’s music for bass clarinet selected from student submissions and Matthew Dotson’s Study for solo violin. Performances will take place at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 and admission is free. Advance booking is recommended via concorde@eircom.net

www.facebook.com/events/256564567785776

American Independence Festival – Dun Laoghaire

15:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Jul

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire

The Pavilion Quarter in Dun Laoghaire will host an American Independence Festival on Sun. The Pavilion Quarter is the area outside the 40 Foot Bar, a recessed street front that consists mainly of restaurants and where the DART line was covered to create a new space. There will be a display of classic & vintage cars, the Dublin Harley Davidson bike club will be around for a drive by & photos. And you can sample some American food from street traders and restaurants.

www.dlrevents.ie/pq.html

Language of the Home Rule Movement

15:00, Sun 01 Jul

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

In context with the current exhibition in the Hugh Lane Gallery about the Home Rule Movement, this lecture “The Visual Language of the Home Rule Movement: A survey of the symbols, materials, illustrations and ephemera of the Irish Parliamentary Party” with lecturer Jessica Cunningham, MA in Design and Material Culture will take place. Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/633-public-lecture-the-visual-language-of-the-home-rule-movement

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Jul

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 23:00, Sun 01 Jul

Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. This week’s line up is The Viking Project, The P Affection, The Red Valentines, Fiona Dunkin, Brian Hassan, Red Kid, Theo Jackson. www.facebook.com/events/428643027180024/

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 01 Jul

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Sunday a band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes (from 18:00) are additional features. Admission is free.

www.4damelane.ie/

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 01 Jul

Mercantile, 28 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 Keith Moss, The Red Velvetines, The Eskies, Midtown Reign. And the supporting act on the night is the Euro 2012 Final: Spain vs Italy. ;-)

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 01 Jul

Stag’s Head (downstairs), 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 headliner is Fred Cooke.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 01 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Sun 01 Jul

Whelan’s Front Bar, 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. Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com

www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 01 Jul

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“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

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 01 Jul

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

Monday 02 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30, Mon 02 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: Aspects of Irish Art
13:00-13:25 Explore a Painting: Claude’s ‘Juno Confiding Io to the Care of Argus’ with Iain Wynn Jones.
15:00-15:25 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Seurat’s ‘Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte”.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Mon 02 Jul

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in July and is extending them to daily screenings now. The films are short films from the Irish Film Archive. There are two programmes on alternating days www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-1 and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-2 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-dbl-bill Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/07/?post_type=film

First Monday Literary Reading

15:00 – 18:00, Mon 02 Jul

Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This regular open-mic literary event is held on the first Monday of every month and anyone can come along to read aloud one or more of your favourite pieces from literature at the event or you can even request that someone else reads your favourite piece, if you don’t want to. The literary pieces don’t have to be in English or in Irish. Recently an extract from Dante’s ‘Inferno’ was read in the original Italian and some piece from Lorca was first read in Spanish and then translated into English. Admission is free.

For further information contact Howard, who organises the event, on 085 2350530.

www.facebook.com/CINECAFE.PictureShow

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:00, Mon 02 Jul

Blakestown Community Resource Centre (next to Lidl), Blakestown Way, Dublin 15

Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Monday from 19:00 in Blakestown Community Resource Centre (next to Lidl).

This is a drop in class, with newcomers are welcome.

www.sahajayoga.ie

Racoon – Play

19:30, Mon 02 Jul

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

A very good one-woman play called “Racoon” by Tom Hall will be performed by the brilliant Cate MacGabhann on 02+03 July in Cornucopia. Directed by Sally O’Leary.

I saw her performance of “Racoon” some while ago and was blown away and I strongly recommend this event! (Some of you might remember Cate from last year’s “Romeo and Juliet Unplugged” in Ranelagh Gardens and Iveagh Gardens. Cate was Juliet.) Tickets are free and you can reserve them by contacting Cate via catemacg@gmail.com Tell her that I sent you! ;-)

www.cornucopia.ie/racoon-performed-in-cornucopia-on-mon-2nd-tues-3rd-of-july/

National Strategy on Literature – Public Meeting

20:00, Mon 02 Jul

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Irish Writers’ Centre invites you to an Open Public Meeting to discuss a National Strategy on Literature.

www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Jul

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. Check out the Facebook Page below a little closer to the day.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 02 Jul

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

Tuesday 03 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30, Tue 03 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Masterpieces of the European Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
13:00-13:25 Discover an Artist: Renoir’s ‘Young Woman in White Reading’ with Janet McLean.
15:00-15:25 Talk: Early 20th Century Irish Art
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Della Francesca’s ‘Resurrection’.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Tue 03 Jul

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in July and is extending them to daily screenings now. The films are short films from the Irish Film Archive. There are two programmes on alternating days www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-1 and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-2 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-dbl-bill Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/07/?post_type=film

Film Screening – Instituto Cervantes

18:30, Tue 03 Jul

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2

“En enero, quizás” (2008) by Diogo Costa Amarante is a film about Romanian workers with residence status in Spain who were not allowed to work for two years from 2007 until 2009. This is followed by a short film called “Distancias” (2008) by Pilar Monsell, which tells the story of a group of refugees from Congo, stuck in Rabat. The Spanish borderline prevents them from entering Europe. In a remote room on the outskirts of the city they rehearse a theatre piece based on their own experiences. The films are part of the “Limits of the Frontiers”, film screening series, which is part of PhotoIreland. This year’s PhotoIreland deals with migrant movements and interculturalism. The film will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.
dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80921_16_2.htm
dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80920_16_2.htm

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Green Drinks Dublin

18:30, Tue 03 Jul

Messrs Maguire, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in Messrs Maguire. Green Drinks is a one-monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together. At this month’s Dublin event, Mike Walker will talk about overfishing and the OCEAN2012 campaign. Find out how overfishing impacts you and your wallet, why you should care and how you can end it. Meet up on the top floor of Messrs Maguire. Doors open at 18:00 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/168443706622389/

Cellphones – Clinical Lab – Alchemist Cafe

19:30, Tue 03 Jul

Clarion Hotel (Kudos Bar), North Wall Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Alchemist Cafe topic this month is “Cellphones: The Clinical Lab in Your Pocket”. “Mobile phones are increasingly being investigated as tools for diagnosing or monitoring a variety of conditions from diabetes to anaemia to infectious disease. Phones are being used to image results, transmit them on for further analysis and even place them in time and space. Dr Dave Smart, an R&D Scientist from Alere International will give a brief overview of some of the uses which mobile could be put to in enabling people to better manage their health and monitor for disease.”
The Alchemist Café is part of the Cafe Scientifique idea and is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues that is much more informal and accessible than a public lecture. Admission is free. (Complimentary finger food will be provided)

www.alchemistcafedublin.com/

Racoon – Play

19:30, Tue 03 Jul

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

A very good one-woman play called “Racoon” by Tom Hall will be performed by the brilliant Cate MacGabhann on 02+03 July in Cornucopia. Directed by Sally O’Leary.

I saw her performance of “Racoon” some while ago and was blown away and I strongly recommend this event! (Some of you might remember Cate from last year’s “Romeo and Juliet Unplugged” in Ranelagh Gardens and Iveagh Gardens. Cate was Juliet.) Tickets are free and you can reserve them by contacting Cate via catemacg@gmail.com Tell her that I sent you! ;-)

www.cornucopia.ie/racoon-performed-in-cornucopia-on-mon-2nd-tues-3rd-of-july/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 03 Jul

O’Donoghue’s, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

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

Comedy Crunch – Edinburgh Preview

21:00, Tue 03 Jul

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch will run Edinburgh Previews every Tuesday in June and July. Admission is free and the line-up for the different weeks is 03 July: David Reilly, Kevin Lockard Christiane O’Mahony, Steve Bennett.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

White Chocolate

22:00, Tue 03 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz in Temple Bar.

Wednesday 04 Jul

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First Wednesday – Visit heritage sites for free

09:00, Wed 04 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) launched an initiative last year to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages and this initiative is continuing on all First Wednesdays in 2012. Most sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will now be free every first Wednesday until the end of the year.
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

National Gallery Talks

11:30, Wed 04 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: Aspects of Irish Art
13:00-13:25 Explore a Painting: Vermeer’s ‘Woman Writing a Letter, with her Maid’ with Dr Adriaan Waiboer.
15:00-15:25 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Dali’s ‘Christ of St John of the Cross”

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Wed 04 Jul

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in July and is extending them to daily screenings now. The films are short films from the Irish Film Archive. There are two programmes on alternating days www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-1 and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-2 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-dbl-bill Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/07/?post_type=film

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Jul

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

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

Let’s Walk & Talk with Bram Stoker & Count Dracula

17:00, Wed 04 Jul

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

2012 is the centenary of the death of Dubliner, Bram Stoker.Expect to hear some chilling extracts from his most famous work, Dracula, as Pat Liddy leads you through the streets, courtyards, laneways and hidden steps of the former Medieval Quarter. After the walk there will be Gothic Readings and Atmospheric Music in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Participation is free and the Let’s Talk and Walk event takes approx. 90 min. (Barnardos Square is the square beside City Hall.)

www.dublincity.ie/Community/LetsWalkandTalk/Pages/WalkandTalk.aspx

Planet-hunting with Kepler – NASA

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 04 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

To celebrate the 4th of July, the Science Gallery will be hosting a talk on NASA’s mission to discover planets beyond our own solar system. Fergal Mullally, Science Officer at the NASA Ames Research Center, will explain and update on NASA’s ground-breaking Kepler mission. As part of our Science Foundation Ireland Speaker Series, Fergal will talk about the Kepler spacecraft, how we find extrasolar planets, and he will present some of recent exciting planet discoveries. There will also be a little 4th of July celebration before the talk. Admission is free, but pre-booking is required on the Science Gallery website.

www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/07/planet-hunting-kepler-nasas-fergal-mullally-joins-sfi-speaker-series

TOOT SWEET & THE SHADOW MAN

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 04 Jul

Whelan’s Front Bar, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man are beginning a bi-monthly residence in Whelan’s. They are a New Orleans Funk band and will get you in the Mardi Gras spirit.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12430

4 Dame Lane Movie Club

20:00, Wed 04 Jul

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The 4 Dame Lane Movie Club will feature a movie every Wednesday from 20:00. The upcoming movies are: 04 July: Psycho; 11 July: Mad Max, 18 July Back to the Future 1; 25 July Short Circuit. Admission is free.

www.4damelane.ie/movieclub.html

Take 3 – Samba, Swing, Latin

20:00, Wed 04 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Take 3” a Dublin-based trio with piano, double-bass, percussion and vocals will be playing a broad range or music, including samba, swing and latin grooves. Admission is free. www.take3trio.com/

www.mercantilehotel.ie/gig/take-3-7/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Jul

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.hamletsweeney.com/events/

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Jul

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“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/

“A bit of swing” – A night of music and singing

21:00 – 23:00, Wed 04 Jul

Ormond Wine, Restaurant & Cafe Bar, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7

A live music session, hosted by Keith Burke, Anja Kuncic and members of “The Little Black Book of musicians” club. Playing covers, jazz standards and originals, people in the audience are welcome to sing. Admission is free. It will take place on 04 July, 18 July, 01 Aug, 15 Aug and 29 Aug.

www.facebook.com/events/316674625089348/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 04 Jul

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 04 Jul

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

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

22:00, Wed 04 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz in Temple Bar.

DJ Dotsie plays afterwards.

Thursday 05 Jul

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The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Jul

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

The Ferocious Mingle Market takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s 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.

The location of the new indoor market is 72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto) an opening hours are 11:00-18:00. There is also a Café, the Oscar Verne Café, open for business at the market.

www.facebook.com/mingle.mkt

National Gallery Talks

11:30, Thu 05 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Masterpieces of the European Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
13:00-13:25 Discover an Artist: Yeats’ ‘The Liffey Swim’ with Donal Maguire.
15:00-15:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper”.
16:00-16:25 Talk: Early 20th Century Irish Art
18:00-18:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Whistler’s ‘Portrait of the Artist’s Mother”.
18:30-19:30 Tour for the Hard of Hearing: Bi-monthly tour of the collection for Hard of Hearing people using assistive listening devices.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Food Co-op

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Jul

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Dublin Food Co-op is open every Thursday at Newmarket 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.
The Co-op is also opened on Saturdays 09:30 – 16:30. 12:00-20:00.

www.dublinfood.coop

Lunchtime Market

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 05 Jul

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Lunchtime Market at Christ Church Cathedral from 12:00-15:00.

www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Thu 05 Jul

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in July and is extending them to daily screenings now. The films are short films from the Irish Film Archive. There are two programmes on alternating days www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-1 and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-2 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-dbl-bill Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/07/?post_type=film

Thursday Tales – Writing/Reading/Drawing Stories

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 05 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come along to the National Library on Thursday afternoons for some story-based fun. Reading stories, writing stories and drawing stories. All you need is a good imagination. All ages welcome. No booking required.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

First Thursday – Open Door at Galleries

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Jul

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues from 18:00-20:00 on the first Thursday of every month. The 19 participating Cultural Spaces are Block T, Clyne Gallery, Centre for Creative Practices, Debbie Paul Studio & Gallery, Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin Civic Trust, Fishbowl Gallery /Exchange Dublin, Gallery of Photography, Gallery Zozimus, Graphic Studio Gallery, Mad Art Gallery & Studio, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, NGG – No Grants Gallery, Project Arts Centre, The Green Gallery, The Green On Red Gallery, The Lab, Jam Art Factory, The Doorway Gallery.

templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin

Political Situation in Paraguay

18:00, Thu 05 Jul

LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

The Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) invites to a talk and discussion about the political situation in Paraguay, following the replacement of democratically elected President Fernando Lugo with Federico Franco on 23 June. At LASC’s Thursday Night Talk (TNT) a brief overview of the build-up to the coup and an update on the current situation in Paraguay will be provided and the main purpose of the TNT is to facilitate discussion on these issues.

Contributors will include Pablo Rojas Coppari (Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and originally from Paraguay) and Jose Antonio Gutierrez (Research Officer, LASC). It will be facilitated by Sean Edwards (LASC Committee Member).

www.lasc.ie

Moo – Western, Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Jul

Whelan’s Front Bar, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Western, Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll band “Moo!” will perform in Whelan’s and admission is free. www.mooband.com

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12400

Confucius: A Leader in Times of Chaos

19:30, Thu 05 Jul

New Acropolis, School of Philosophy, 34 Lennox St, Portobello, Dublin 8

The “First Thursday Lecture Series” of New Acropolis, the School of Philosophy is a free lecture series and the topic of the next lecture is “Confucius: A Leader in Times of Chaos”.
Confucianism is interested in developing a social order based upon the cultivation of the individual. It seeks political harmony by trying to achieve a perfect moral harmony in man himself. Politics as understood by Confucius is the Science and Art of leading, educating and harmonizing the people. This lecture will look at how, for Confucius, Ethics was aimed at the individual while Politics applied to society:“Political order is the product of an ethical order”.
Booking is not required and there will be cofee and homemade cake to accompany the chat before and after the lecture.

www.newacropolis-ireland.org/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Jul

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall

Songs from a Café

20:00 – 22:00, Thu 05 Jul

Brick Alley Cafe, 25 Essex Street East, Dublin 2

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 in Temple Bar.

www.facebook.com/songsfromacafe

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Thu 05 Jul

Mercantile, 28 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

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 05 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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)

21:00, Thu 05 Jul

The Bridge Inn, 22 Temple Hill, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

“Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 05 Jul

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

The Bionic Rats

22:00, Thu 05 Jul

The Turk’s Head, Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

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Science in the City Festival

09:00, Fri 06 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The Science in the City Festival will take place from 06-15 July with a vast amount of events and exhibitions of which the majority are free. The website lacks an easy overview of what is taking place and the brilliant 168-page booklet/brochure with all events is unfortunately not downloadable and can onyl be viewed through the cumbersome issuu viewer. Odd that more and more event organisers use that viewer and do not anymore provide the option to download the programme as a PDF. The book is here www.dublinscience2012.ie/programme-book/ Have a look at the programme already now, because some free events require booking and tickets for the non-free events are for sale already. I expect that the events will book out rapidly, so you better get a head-start.

www.dublinscience2012.ie

UCD Imagine Science Film Festival

11:00, Fri 06 Jul

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The UCD Imagine Science Film Festival will take place from 06-15 July and if you check the “Upcoming Events” section you will find a number of films for which you need to request free tickets. One of the free film will already be screened this week and it is the child friendly family programme that wil take place on 06 July. The “Science for Nanos – Parent & Children screening” is in the Lighthouse Cinema and you can request tickets via the website: www.ucdimaginescience.ie/screening-science-for-nanos-parent-children-screening-friday-6th-july-11-00-am-lighthouse-cinema/

National Gallery Talks

11:30, Fri 06 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

As part of a programme of free talks+screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection there are a whole range of events taking place in the National Gallery every day of the week. All events are free and booking is not required.

11:30-11:55 Talk: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
12:30-12:55 Talk: Aspects of Irish Art
13:00-13:25 Explore a Painting: ‘Portrait of a Young Prince’ (XVI Century) with Simone Mancini.
15:00-15:25 Talk: The World of Jack B. Yeats
16:00-16:50 Art Documentary: Free screening of ‘Klimt’s ‘The Kiss”.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Bray Summerfest 2012

12:00, Fri 06 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Summerfest 2012 will run from 06 July until 06 Aug and is full with great events. Lots of free concerts on the bandstand, a Funfair, a Food Festival, Family Entertainment and on 22 July the Bray Air Show will take place and I have enjoyed the Bray Summer Festival every single year, so pu tit in your calender. I will tell you more about it in the coming weeks, but if you want to get an overview what is about to happen, check out the “Pocket Guide” here www.braysummerfest.com/images/BSF_2012_SPREADS1.pdf

www.braysummerfest.com/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Fri 06 Jul

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in July and is extending them to daily screenings now. The films are short films from the Irish Film Archive. There are two programmes on alternating days www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-1 and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-2 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-july-programme-dbl-bill Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/07/?post_type=film

Events Coming Up

UCD Imagine Science Film Festival

05-14 July

various

The first UCD Imagine Science Film Festival will run from 05-14 July and will take place in a number of locations in Dublin (e.g Lighthouse Cinema, Sugar Club, Science Gallery, etc). It is part of the Dublin City of Science Festival 2012 and will celebrate science through cinema, digital media and art. Most screenings in cinemas are not free, but on Sun 08 July the film “Solaris” (1972) will be screened on Meeting House Square in Temple Bar and if you are interested, you have to request tickets as soon as possible. www.ucdimaginescience.ie/members-screening-solaris-1972-sunday-8th-july-22-00-meeting-house-square/

And here are a few more free screenings a little later, for the once on 13+14 July you need to request (free) tickets:

07-14 July: Science Cinema Tour, Various Times & Locations
www.ucdimaginescience.ie/screening-google-search-stories-mobile-cinema-thursday-5th-14th-july-various-times-locations/

Fri 13 July: 15:00: The Race for the Double Helix – Life Story, Lighthouse Cinema:
www.ucdimaginescience.ie/screening-the-race-for-the-double-helix-life-story-james-watson-friday-13th-july-13-00-lighthouse-cinema/

Sat 14 July: 20:00: Planet Ocean & UCD Imagine Science Films Awards, Lighthouse Cinema
www.ucdimaginescience.ie/screening-planet-ocean-ucd-imagine-science-films-awards-saturday-14th-july-20-00-lighthouse-cinema/

The full information about the Science Film Festival is here www.ucdimaginescience.ie and the full programme can be found here www.ucdimaginescience.ie/programme/

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. ;-

Most unnecessary role in Dublin – newly elected

Price question: Who is/was Andrew Montague? I’d bet that more than 90% of you have no clue! And don’t be embarrassed about that at all! Andrew Montague was for one year the “Lord” Mayor of Dublin. And now, 4 days after his year in the job is over, I bet hardly anybody can remember his name because he had absolutely no impact. In fairness, this is not his fault. The mayor of Dublin is the most unnecessary role in Dublin because apart from opening markets, buildings and exhibitions, he has virtually nothing to do and zero influence. Andrew Montague allegedly had sometimes something positive to say about cycling in the city, but did he change anything?

On Monday a new mayor was elected for Dublin. His name is Naoise O Muiri and similar to his predecessor, he will cost Dublin nearly EUR 1 mio, will unnecessarily move for one year into Mansion House in Dawson Street, will run around with a chain around his neck to point out his “importance” and will then leave in next June having changed nothing at all and being forgotten instantly. Naoise O Muiri’s fault? Only partially. He is the one who wanted to get elected and who will pretend that he is important, but that is a harmless “fault”. The big blame is with the Irish government, who still is delaying a direct election of the mayors min Ireland. Until a Mayor for Dublin is elected by the people of Dublin and then has the responsibility to run all the affairs of the city we are far away from democracy!

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This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _Guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send them to www.dublineventguide.com, where they can subscribe. If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via dublineventguide@gmail.com.
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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2012 by Joerg Steegmueller.

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