Event Guide 267: dlr Fusion, Malahide Festival, Dublin Flea Market

July 27th, 2012
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 267 | 27 July 2012

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Hi all!

What a great weekend last week at the Street Performance World Championship. The weather was perfect and the performances were outstanding as always. I saw 7 out of 16 performances and enjoyed every single one of them. If you were there, you know what I am talking about. If you were not in Merrion Square, I wonder what kept you away. :-)

For all people attending, you might not have found out yet who won the competition. So here are the details: First Place was won by “Cirque No Problem”, a Juggling, Acrobatics and Trapeze act. Second was “Reuben Dot Dot Dot” on his high pole and third place was secured by “Mario Queen of the Circus”. I had a difference ranking and hadn’t even seen Cirque No Problem because I prefer the more comedic acts to the more traditional Trapez/Acrobatics acts. But in the end, it doesn’t really matter who won. in third – congrats to them and all the performers on a wonderful festival!

With about four festivals last weekend, this week can’t keep up, but there is definitely one in Dun Laoghaire to check out and the Bray Summer Festival is continuing. (I always find it impressive that relatively small Bray can run a festival for 4 weeks. Dublin City can’t keep up with them!)

You can imagine that I get regularly mails from readers of the Dublin Event Guide, but it amuses me when people address it to “Dear Sir” or to “To whom it may concern”. You can all just call me by my name if you wish! :-) And if you have no clue who I am, the name is always at the end of the newsletter, but I will give you a VERY brief outline today: My name is Joerg Steegmueller and I am originally from Germany, but came to Ireland many many years ago and am still here. I have a day-job (in Telecommunications) and the Dublin Event Guide is a spare time activity. I wouldn’t be bored without it, I have LOTS of different interests and hobbies, but I am writing this weekly e-zine for the last 267 weeks and have no plans to give it up!

It takes a lot of time out of my week, with approx. 20-25 hours every week to write the e-zine, but with at least 10 more hours during the week to answer mails and check up on events etc. All this work I do for free and I don’t earn a cent with the Dublin Event Guide. But it does cost me a good bit. I have a bill of about EUR 170 per month and I am sure you understand that I am happy to give my time, but hope to gather the money from your donations. If you can help, go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm You can subscribe for EUR 12 per year or just give any amount as a donation.

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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!

The Olympics 2012 start tonight in London and with thousands of athletes, there will be a whole range of stories and experiences behind the scene and on our TV screens. One hugely impactful story at a previous Olympics in Barcelona 1992, was the 400m semi-final with British Athlete Derek Redmond. He had a good chance to win the semi-final, but it came different. Nevertheless, his mind was made up and he was determined to finish the race. Are you determined to keep going in life? You don’t have to do it alone, you know! Check it out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iCUgPdRXPs

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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

This weekend I plan to go to Dun Laoghaire for dlr Fusion and I was looking at the programme of the Malahide Festival as a further option. On Sunday, the Dublin Flea Market and the Animation Art Show in the Science Gallery sound interesting and also the Big Bang Festival event in Stephen’s Green. The Bray Summerfest continues, but the Food Festival this week is not the most attractive event, especially because only limited places were available. The gigs are continuing on Friday, Sat and Sunday, but I think I will not go to Bray this weekend.

On Monday the talk about Mariachi’s sounds good, but I am not sure if there will be a translation into English, you might want to check on that. If you have time during the week, try going on a Dail and Seanad tour (see the Dublin News for details). Opera in the Open starts again on Thursday if that is something for you and Shakespeare performance in Iveagh Garden is a must-go event from Friday onwards, but I will tell you more about that next week! ;-)

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Dublin news

Apologies for a mistake and an interesting discovery

Since the Dublin Event Guide has the shiny new layout, I am not writing the whole text in Word anymore and then just transfer it into an e-mail, but I have a sophisticated and smart backend system in which I can enter the information and it creates the newsletter with all the fancy formatting for me. The guys in iQ Content who did soooo much work on the layout and the whole workflow system for the Dublin Event Guide, did an amazing job! I can’t thank them enough! Any kind of semi-automated system can, however also make user mistakes worse and last week I copied an old event into the events list because I wanted to use the template. I made a small mistake and by accident the event was posted as a current event. It was a talk in the National Gallery that had taken place in April and the Dublin Event Guide claimed that it was happening last Tuesday again. At 11:00 on Tuesday I got two calls from the National Architecture Archive and from someone from Dublin City expressing that the National Gallery wasn’t happy because people had turned up for the event. It wasn’t the MOST interesting event, so I investigated a little more and to my surprise I found out that Pivot Dublin, a website that has been set up by the Dublin City Council City Architects Department has copied a number of event notices from the Dublin Event Guide word-by-word (unfortunately without any reference to the source!) and because the talk was about architecture and the Pivot Dublin target group is interested in architecture it meant that a wider audience and an audience that had more an interest than the general Dublin Event Guide audience got this wrong information.

First of all I would like to apologise for the mistake I made, but I know that the Pivot Dublin readers who were affected will NOT see this apology, because the people from Pivot Dublin will most likely not include THIS message verbatim! :-) Secondly, I would like to declare that everyone is very welcome to use the information I provide to let other people know about all these great events in Dublin, but it would be very nice if you included some information as to where you got it from. ;-)

Dail and Seanad Tours available

Over the next eight weeks, the period during which our TDs are on holidays, the Dail and Seanad are opened up for free public tours. The guided tour will take place twice from Mon-Fri and will have a duration of approx 50 minutes. The starting times are 10:30 and 14:30 and you have to be at the Kildare Street Gate 15 minutes before the tour starts and bring some ID. More detals can be found here: www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/visitsevents/visitleinsterhouse/ I will try to make it to one of the tours. I was in the Dail many many many years ago, when it was no problem at all to get in (They didn’t even check your bags or have a metal detector back then. I arrived at the gate, asked if I could get in and they were puzzled about my request. Seemingly that was a rare question they were asked. A guard then brought me in to the visitor balcony in the Dail chamber while a Dail session was on. Interesting experience. ;-) )

Opportunities

A number of companies have contacted me in recent weeks and I will start introducing a set of new companies here again from next week or so!

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.

Pilgrimage – Photography Exhibition

26 Jul – 03 Aug: 12:00-19:00 (closed on Sunday)

Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

On the last Sunday of July thousands and thousands of people, year after year make the same journey. Their goal is to reach the top of Croagh Patrick. Right at the top, there is a small church, which opens only once a year – on Reek’s Sunday. Everyone who makes the pilgrimage does it for his or her own reasons – but for all of them – this is a spiritual journey and Sergey Sergeev wanted to share it with them. He has been living in Ireland for the last 10 years and through his pictures Sergey shows that traditions, spirituality and heritage are still kept alive. Admission is free. www.cfcp.ie/exhibitions/July2012/sergey.html#info

Inland

25-31 July: 10:00-18:00

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

inland is a group show consisting of eleven photographers. The theme is based around the idea that during this tough economic climate with many people migrating and leaving their homes that we need to re-discover our identity within Ireland, on a cultural and personal level. This show has been curated by Alex Rose and Jane Cummins who have come together to showcase a variety of photographers. inlandexhibition.tumblr.com/

Friday 27 Jul

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Wedding Fair & Supplier Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Fri 27 Jul

Shopping World, Statoil House, Deansgrange Rd, Deansgrange, Co Dublin

A Wedding Fair will take place from Fri-Sun in Shopping World in Deansgrange. Shopping World Pop Up Shops will host the Wedding Fair & Supplier Exhibition with Fashion Stylist & Personal Dresser Helen Egan & Maureen O Halloran to give advice, Fashion Shows and information about Wedding Venues, Photographers, Flowers, Limos, Honeymoons, Makeup, Wedding cakes, Hair dressers and lots more.

www.facebook.com/events/442332025807769

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 27 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Fri 27 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

Restoration of the Bamboo Cutter

13:10, Fri 27 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The public lecture “The story behind the tale – The restoration of ‘The tale of the Bamboo Cutter’, The Restorient Studio, Leiden.” will take place. Admission is free.

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

Bray Summerfest 2012 – Gigs

18:00 – 23:00, Fri 27 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The performing bands on the bandstand on Friday are: Tell Nofoxx (18:00-19:15), Big September (19:30-21:00) and the headliner Ska’d4Life (21:30-23:00).

www.braysummerfest.com/events/

Bray Summerfest 2012 – Olympic Party

18:00 – 22:00, Fri 27 Jul

Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Bray Olympic Comittee are inviting to a family street party with live music form a 16 piece brass band “Route 66”, food from the BBQ and “Pig on the Spit”. You can also watch the opening ceremony from the London Olympics on a giant LED screen.

www.braysummerfest.com/events/

iYoga

18:00 – 19:00, Fri 27 Jul

Great Western Square, off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

A free iYoga class in the park will take place in Phibsboro. Check out iYoga’s website.

www.iyoga.ie/

Gem Street: The First Collection

18:30, Fri 27 Jul

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

Short Story Readings from ‘Gem Street: The First Collection’ by Labello Press. Two authors published in the collection will read from their work and talk about the publication. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Well Enough Alone

19:00, Fri 27 Jul

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

Well Enough Alone are a bluegrass band based in Dublin. “They have a sound that pays homage to the traditional sounds of bluegrass yet includes some original songs.” wellenoughalone.net/

Well Enough Alone are a bluegrass band based out of Dublin city. They have a sound that pays homage to the traditional sounds of bluegrass yet includes some original songs.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/13366

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 27 Jul

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 27 Jul

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

Music Maker Social

20:00, Fri 27 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Music Maker Social, another regular live music night in the Mercantile will feature Red Queen Contest.

www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

The Blue Choir

20:00, Fri 27 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The band “The Blue Choir” will perform and admission is free. Unfortunately Whelan’s website neither explains what type of music they play nor does it specify who will be the supporting act. But there is bandcamp.com link so that you can listen to a song or a few.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12664

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 27 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 27 July: Eades & Redmond and Sat 28 July: Cut Backs

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Urban Mojo Blues Band

22:00, Fri 27 Jul

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Urban Mojo Blues Band will be in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

www.uppercrosshousehotel.com/mother-reillys.html

Dead Cat Bounce

22:30, Fri 27 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

I remember hearing great reports about “Dead Cat Bounce” and it seems that after a while in Australia, they are home for just one solo Dublin show. Admission is free if you are in the door before 22:30, but there is a request on the website to confirm your attendance on Facebook. Check it out!

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12512

Rigby’s – Jazz Entertainment

22:30, Fri 27 Jul

Rigby’s Deli & Dining Room, 65 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Chef James Rigby who opened the first Rigby’s at 126 Upper Leeson Street last year, has in recent weeks opened a “Bigger Brother” on Dame Street. And from 20 July you will have the opportunity to experience his cooking with the added bonus of live jazz entertainment every Friday night.
The line-up for the coming weeks is 27 July: Dorota Konczewska Duo, 03 Aug: Emilie Conway Duo, 10 Aug: Kevin Morrow Duo, 17 Aug: Cormac McCann Duo, 24 Aug: Cary Posavitz Duo, 31 Aug: Meadhbh O’Rourke Duo. No cover charge.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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/

Malahide Festival

10:00 – 22:00, Sat 28 Jul

Malahide

The Malahide Festival is taking place this weekend on Sat + Sun. The website unfortunately doesn’t differentiate between free and non-free events, but going by the type of events, I would guess that most events are free.

There will be a Fun Fair on Malahide Beach and lots of children activities (sports, songs, dance, arts & crafts, face painting, mini makeovers, etc). For the grown ups BBQ events, a Street Poets Challenge, an Antiques Roadshow, a Historical Walk, a Flower Show and Live Music on a stage. Check out the Saturday programme on www.malahidehasit.com/saturday.html

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 28 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

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Jul

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

The Money Revolution

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Jul

Online

I know, it is a little strange to list an online event here, but it is free and it is orginised in Ireland (or even Dublin) and it might interest a few of you. A slight concern is how the event will actually work. The Facebook Event Page claims that it will take place on Facebook, but is that the best platform?

This is a one-day Online Conference on Alternative Currencies – Time Banking, Bartering, Community Exchange Networks, LETS Schemes and Local Currencies. Which would work best at local or national level?
Contributors are Deirdre de Burca, Micí Mulcreevy, Dómhnaill Ó’Rioghbhardáin, David Kane, Cordelia Níc Fhearraigh, Stan Nangle, Linda O’Flaherty, Richard Moore, Michael O’Callaghan.

www.facebook.com/events/438459166186500/

Wedding Fair & Supplier Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Jul

Shopping World, Statoil House, Deansgrange Rd, Deansgrange, Co Dublin

A Wedding Fair will take place from Fri-Sun in Shopping World in Deansgrange. Shopping World Pop Up Shops will host the Wedding Fair & Supplier Exhibition with Fashion Stylist & Personal Dresser Helen Egan & Maureen O Halloran to give advice, Fashion Shows and information about Wedding Venues, Photographers, Flowers, Limos, Honeymoons, Makeup, Wedding cakes, Hair dressers and lots more.

www.facebook.com/events/442332025807769

Music, CD & Record Fair

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 28 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Featuring all types of music, the Music, CD & Record Fair is held three times a year in Dublin in March, July and November. Dealers come from all over Ireland, from England and from Scotland to exhibit and sell their goods. You can expect to find some of the rarest records side by side with a massive selection of vinyl LPs from EUR 3 and CDs from EUR 5 (about 60% vinyl and 40% CDs). Memorabilia, music, books and magazines from and about U2, Lizzy, Gallagher, Madonna, Dylan and many many more.

Free Sunday passes can be downloaded at www.irishrecordfairs.com or for a free weekend pass you have to to to the facebook page www.facebook.com/irishrecordfairs like the page and copy/print the pass that is available on the Facebook Page.

Zumba Class – Dun Laoghaire Pier

10:30 – 12:00, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 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 Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

dlr Fusion

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

dlr Fusion, a social inclusion festival, is taking place in Dun Laoghaire this weekend. The weekend provides a vibrant and fun-filled programme for the whole family that promotes diversity and cultural variety. It will showcase a ‘fusion’ of musicians, local dance groups, ethnic food, colourful street performers, children’s events and all events and workshops are free.

Because two years ago Dun Laoghaire indicated that there might be a smaller replacement of the much missed “Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures” and with the “cultural diversity” message at dlr Fusion, a natural question is “Is this the replacement for the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures?”. Dun Laoghaire clearly doesn’t want to link the two events and if you look at the programme, you will see that it has similar aims, but is significantly smaller and won’t come near the outstanding Festival of World Cultures.

Nevertheless it looks like an interesting event with a set of attractive features. A printable programme is here www.dlrcoco.ie/fusion/media/prog12.pdf and it is not easy “paraphrased” here because the layout is a little all over the place, but let me try to outline some of the key elements and timings. There will be on both days:
+ Food Market
+ Live Music on stage
+ Art Exhibition and Photographic Exhibition
+ Pop-Up Shops
+ Street Theatre
+ Imaginosity, the Children’s Museum, with art activities, puppet story-time and an interactive re-telling of Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story “The Selfish Giant”.
+ The Southside Travellers’ Action Group Campfire Circle Project will showcase through drama, music and stories their diverse culture.
+ Art Workshops for children where participants will make their own real flying kites and sun-catcher mobiles from recycled materials. (11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00)
+ Silk Fibre Flower Workshop. Suitable for all age groups. (11:30-17:30)
+ Circus Workshops for children and adults (12:00-17:00)
+ Ultimate Frisbee (11:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00)
+ Buntús – Fun, fitness and family activities for pre-school and primary school children (12:00-14:00)
+ Comhairle na nÓg Speakers Corner for Ages 12-18.

The Live Music and entertainment on stage on Saturday will be:
African Rhythm and Drumming, African Dance, Brazilian Music, Dance Performance, Comedy, Street Dance, Indian Dance and Nigerian/Irish Music.

www.dlrcoco.ie/fusion/

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 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

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Jul

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

Guided Heritage Tours – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

11:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jul

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Guided Heritage tours of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham are available from 4 July – 2 September at the following times: Wed-Sat: 11:30, 14:00 and 16:00, Sun: 14:00 and 16:00. Tours are free and no booking is required.

www.imma.ie/en/subnav_44.htm

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 28 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Gallery Talk: The Limerick Meteorite (and a small mystery)

12:00 – 12:30, Sat 28 Jul

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Join earth science curator Dr Matthew Parkes to learn more about the The Brasky Mass and the mystery of the missing 24lb meteorite. Admission is free and no booking required but places limited. Part of the Dublin City of Science 2012 Festival.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2987

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 28 Jul

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 – IFI

13:10, Sat 28 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

Creative Writing Hour

13:30, Sat 28 Jul

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

Lucky Holly Workshop

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Jul

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Join Mouse from O.W.L.S. at this drop-in workshop to make and decorate your own wooden pendant. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2988

Seán Hillen: Photographs from the North of Ireland 1979 – 1990

14:00, Sat 28 Jul

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Seán Hillen talks about his exhibition ” Photographs from the North of Ireland 1979 – 1990″, which is showing at the National Photographic Archive from 27 Jul-30 Sept.

In 2011, the National Library acquired the Seán Hillen Collection. The collection consists of 530 original 35mm black and white negatives taken by the Newry-born photographer in the north of Ireland between 1979 and 1990. The collection is a significant addition to NLI’s photographic collections, currently containing an estimated 4.5m photographs. This exhibition is part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2012. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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

Bray Summerfest 2012 – Gigs

18:00 – 23:00, Sat 28 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The performing bands on the bandstand on Saturday are: The Ambertones (18:00-19:15), Watson Ace (19:30-21:00) and the headliner The Original Rudeboys (21:30-23:00).

www.braysummerfest.com/events/

Ukerisitic Congress

19:00 – 21:00, Sat 28 Jul

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/12425

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

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 28 Jul

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 27 July: Eades & Redmond and Sat 28 July: Cut Backs

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Urban Mojo Blues Band

22:00 – 00:00, Sat 28 Jul

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/

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Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 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

Malahide Festival

10:00 – 22:00, Sun 29 Jul

Malahide

The Malahide Festival is taking place this weekend on Sat + Sun. The website unfortunately doesn’t differentiate between free and non-free events, but going by the type of events, I would guess that most events are free.

There will be a Fun Fair on Malahide Beach and lots of children activities (sports, songs, dance, arts & crafts, face painting, mini makeovers, etc). For the grown ups BBQ events, a Street Poets Challenge, an Antiques Roadshow, a Historical Walk, a Flower Show and Live Music on a stage. Check out the Sunday programme on www.malahidehasit.com/sunday.html

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 29 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/

Wedding Fair & Supplier Exhibition

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Jul

Shopping World, Statoil House, Deansgrange Rd, Deansgrange, Co Dublin

A Wedding Fair will take place from Fri-Sun in Shopping World in Deansgrange. Shopping World Pop Up Shops will host the Wedding Fair & Supplier Exhibition with Fashion Stylist & Personal Dresser Helen Egan & Maureen O Halloran to give advice, Fashion Shows and information about Wedding Venues, Photographers, Flowers, Limos, Honeymoons, Makeup, Wedding cakes, Hair dressers and lots more.

www.facebook.com/events/442332025807769

Music, CD & Record Fair

10:30 – 18:00, Sun 29 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Featuring all types of music, the Music, CD & Record Fair is held three times a year in Dublin in March, July and November. Dealers come from all over Ireland, from England and from Scotland to exhibit and sell their goods. You can expect to find some of the rarest records side by side with a massive selection of vinyl LPs from EUR 3 and CDs from EUR 5 (about 60% vinyl and 40% CDs). Memorabilia, music, books and magazines from and about U2, Lizzy, Gallagher, Madonna, Dylan and many many more.

Free Sunday passes can be downloaded at www.irishrecordfairs.com or for a free weekend pass you have to to to the facebook page www.facebook.com/irishrecordfairs like the page and copy/print the pass that is available on the Facebook Page.

dlr Fusion

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 Jul

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

dlr Fusion, a social inclusion festival, is taking place in Dun Laoghaire this weekend. The weekend provides a vibrant and fun-filled programme for the whole family that promotes diversity and cultural variety. It will showcase a ‘fusion’ of musicians, local dance groups, ethnic food, colourful street performers, children’s events and all events and workshops are free.

Because two years ago Dun Laoghaire indicated that there might be a smaller replacement of the much missed “Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures” and with the “cultural diversity” message at dlr Fusion, a natural question is “Is this the replacement for the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures?”. Dun Laoghaire clearly doesn’t want to link the two events and if you look at the programme, you will see that it has similar aims, but is significantly smaller and won’t come near the outstanding Festival of World Cultures.

Nevertheless it looks like an interesting event with a set of attractive features. A printable programme is here www.dlrcoco.ie/fusion/media/prog12.pdf and it is not easy “paraphrased” here because the layout is a little all over the place, but let me try to outline some of the key elements and timings. There will be on both days:
+ Food Market
+ Live Music on stage
+ Art Exhibition and Photographic Exhibition
+ Pop-Up Shops
+ Street Theatre
+ Imaginosity, the Children’s Museum, with art activities, puppet story-time and an interactive re-telling of Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story “The Selfish Giant”.
+ The Southside Travellers’ Action Group Campfire Circle Project will showcase through drama, music and stories their diverse culture.
+ Art Workshops for children where participants will make their own real flying kites and sun-catcher mobiles from recycled materials. (11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00)
+ Silk Fibre Flower Workshop. Suitable for all age groups. (11:30-17:30)
+ Circus Workshops for children and adults (12:00-17:00)
+ Ultimate Frisbee (11:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00)
+ Buntús – Fun, fitness and family activities for pre-school and primary school children (12:00-14:00)
+ Comhairle na nÓg Speakers Corner for Ages 12-18.

The Live Music and entertainment on stage on Saturday will be:

The Live Music and entertainment on stage on Sunday will be:
Discovery Gospel Choir, Phaze 3 (African Tribal Dance), Three Fivers (Comedy), Street Dance, The Rhythm & Roots Band, Dublin Gospel Choir and more (Timings for the performances are unfortunately not specified.)

www.dlrcoco.ie/fusion/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 29 Jul

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place on Sun. The flea market, “a bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure”, takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie. The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. There are now up to 20 additional outdoor stands as well.

www.dublinflea.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 29 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

Guided Heritage Tours – Royal Hospital Kilmainham

11:30 – 16:00, Sun 29 Jul

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Guided Heritage tours of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham are available from 4 July – 2 September at the following times: Wed-Sat: 11:30, 14:00 and 16:00, Sun: 14:00 and 16:00. Tours are free and no booking is required.

www.imma.ie/en/subnav_44.htm

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 29 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 29 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 29 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

Animation Art Show & Auction

12:30 – 18:00, Sun 29 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Creatives from the Irish animation industry have donated artwork to be auctioned in aid of The Children’s Sunshine Home and Lauralynn House. The art show will run from 12:30pm to 6:00pm, and the auction will take place in three parts. Visit animationartshow.blogspot.ie for the full catalogue and schedule.
Admission is free and you don’t need to register. You’ll be able to bid on lots of different items, including:
* A watercolour from Oscar nominee for his feature “Secret of Kells”, Tomm Moore of Cartoon Saloon
* An original frame from the Oscar-nominated animated short film “Give Up Yer Aul Sins”, donated by Brown Bag Films
* ‘Iron Giant’ inked drawing from award-winning comic artist Stephen Mooney

sciencegallery.com/events/2012/07/animation-art-show-auction

Jazz Brunch at Brasserie Sixty6

12:30 – 15:00, Sun 29 Jul

Brasserie Sixty6, 66-67 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2

Brasserie Sixty6 is inviting to a Jazz Brunch every Sunday. The line-up for the next few Sundays is 29 Jul: Kevin Morrow Duo. As you can imagine food and drinks are not free, but there is no cover or admission charge for the music.

www.brasseriesixty6.com/menu.html#section-5

The Gateway – Outdoor Theater

12:30, Sun 29 Jul

Cabinteely Park, Dublin 18

Alive-O Productions presents The Gateway, a mystical outdoor theatrical show for all the family at Cabinteely Park. (Meet at the bridge by the dog run in Cabinteely Park.)
The show will be performed again on 12+26 August. Meet at 12:20 and the show has a duration of 45 minutes. Admission is free and it is suitable for all ages.
See more at: www.visitdublin.com/pdf/DLRSUMMEROFHERITAGE2012.pdf and on the Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/events/322646117820993/

Kate Kerrigan – Book Launch

13:00, Sun 29 Jul

Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge, Lower Stephen Street, Dublin 2

Bestselling author Kate Kerrigan will be reading excerpts from her latest novel “City of Hope” at Accents Coffee and Tea Lounge. Kate Kerrigan is an Irish historical fiction author whose novels all follow the theme of drawing parallels between the emotional landscapes of women’s lives in the past with the way women live today.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Sun 29 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

Ardee Concert Band – Farmleigh House

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Jul

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

There will be music in the bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House when the Ardee Concert Band performs this Sunday.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,18755,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 29 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/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 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

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 29 Jul

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 29 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 for the next few weeks. 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

My Museum: Crowning Glory!

15:00 – 16:15, Sun 29 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join designer Shelley Voom and create a magical crown fit for a King or Queen inspired by Ireland’s ancient treasure. No booking required. 15 places, first come basis. Admission is free. For Ages 7-12.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2990

National Gallery – Family Programme

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 29 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A “Picture This!” Family Art Workshop with Emma O’Toole will take place. Admission free, no booking required.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Big Bang Festival

15:30, Sun 29 Jul

St. Stephen’s Green, Bandstand, Dublin 2

The Big Bang Festival takes place this weekend with a number of drumming events, however, the majority of events is not free but there is a public performance, which definitely should be fun. 100 drummers from all over Ireland and beyond converge on St Stephen’s Green for an afternoon of entertainment for all the family, featuring the second ever ‘Bloco De Dublin’ Enjoy the rhythm and move with it. Admission is free.

www.bigbangfestival.com/MUSIC.html

Bray Summerfest 2012 – Gigs

16:00 – 23:00, Sun 29 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The performing bands on the bandstand on Sunday are The Pale (16:00), Pilgrim (19:00), and Mac Fleetwood (21:00).

www.braysummerfest.com/events/

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 23:00, Sun 29 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 Saucy Sunday will NOT take place, though. The guys are at the Knockanstockan Festival and will be back on 05 Aug.

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

Bray Summerfest 2012 – Bia Galore

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 29 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

This weekend “Bia Galore”, Wicklow’s Food Festival, will take place in Bray. A special afternoon/evening of cooking, food and wine tasting by different top chefs from award winning restaurants in Wicklow and beyond will take place from Friday until Sunday. The times are Fri+Sun: 19:00-21:00, Sat: 16:00-18:00.
This is a free event, but only 60 tickets are available per day and there are only Sunday tickets still available. You need to book on www.braysummerfest.com/book-event/

www.braysummerfest.com/events/

Pagode – Acoustic Samba

19:00, Sun 29 Jul

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

On Sun from 21:00 a non-free Bing Bang Festival will take place in the Twisted Pepper with the Owiny Sigoma Band from London and Nairobi and with the Bianca Fachel Quintet, a Brazilian Singer and her band. (Adm: EUR 12).

Before this event, there is a free event: “Pagode” is an acoustic samba session with Canta Brasil from 19:00 in the bar.

www.bigbangfestival.com/MUSIC.html

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 29 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/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 29 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 line up is Edwin Sammon, Steve Elliott, Emmett Quinn.

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 29 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 29 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 29 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

Sunday Roast

21:30, Sun 29 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 Greg Clifford, The Manhattan Syndrome, St. John The Gambler, Third Smoke

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 29 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 30 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 30 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Mon 30 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

The Mariachi: History and Culture

18:00, Mon 30 Jul

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

The talk “The mariachi: Mexican popular culture, cultural heritage of humanity” will take place. The Mariachi music is the most representative of traditional Mexican music and a fundamental part of the culture of Mexico. No other Mexican musical expression is more widespread in the world than the Mariachi music.
Invented in the state of Jalisco, in Western Mexico, the Mariachi music was honoured in 2011 by the UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of mankind.
The Secretary of Culture of the Government of the State of Jalisco, Jesus Alejandro Cravioto, will provide an overview of the meaning of the Mariachi, a life partner of Mexicans, “since it is always present, from the baptism to burial,” as he described it recently in the media. Admission is free. The event will be in Spanish.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha82390_16_2.htm

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 30 Jul

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

The IFI’s free monthly film club with debate about three films takes place this Monday. The three films that will be discussed this week are William Friedkin’s Killer Joe, Nostalgia for the Light from Chile and In Your Hands, a French drama starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Panellists this month will be RTÉ Lyric FM broadcaster Bernard Clarke and IFI Projectionist Paul Markey. The event is free, but is ticketed. Book your seat with the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or when visiting.

www.ifi.ie/film/the-critical-take-july/

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:00, Mon 30 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

VOENA – Children’s Choir

19:30, Mon 30 Jul

Artane School of Music, David’s Park, Artane, Dublin 5

Voena, a Californian children’s choir, is travelling to Dublin and will perform in Artane. After their performance as part of the Olympic celebrations in London, Voices of Eve ‘N Angels (VOENA), the choir, is travelling to Dublin to give a concert. The choir has performed for George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Pope John Paul II and they will be singing music in several languages, bringing together many different cultures and traditions in one spectacular performance. They will also be involved in the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Admission is free.

www.dublinevents.com/events/concert/voena-.php

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 30 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 Kevin Lockard and Aidan Greene with support from FJ Murray, Leigh Stirrup & George Fox (MC).

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

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 30 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 31 Jul

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 31 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:10, Tue 31 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

Sensing the City – Workshop

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 31 Jul

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Sensing the City is a series of citizenship science experiments for 12-15 year olds, with a focus on biodiversity. Learn how to map biodiversity in the city, understand what species are native and learn how we can protect our habits. The workshop will run for two hours and focuses on:
* Understanding biodiversity
* Mapping and city biodiversity
* Demo of EcoEyes
* Mapping walk using EcoEyes
* Documenting and evaluating your biodiversity findings
Admission is free, but spaces are limited and booking is required.

sciencegallery.com/events/2012/07/sensing-city-workshop-0

Film Screening – Instituto Cervantes

18:00, Tue 31 Jul

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

“Salve Melilla” (2006) by Director Óscar Pérez is the first film on Tuesday. The second film at 19:00 will be “La boda de Mawla” (2009) by Director Zoltan Enevold, a film about a young man from Bangladesh living in Madrid who returns to his country in search for a bride.
dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80968_16_2.htm
dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha80970_16_2.htm

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 31 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

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 31 Jul

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

The new weekly “Grand Folk Club” will feaure Trad, Ballads, Americana, Folk, World Music & More. On 31 Jul The Annulments will be on stage with Folk/Country and Blues. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/grand-folk-club

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 31 Jul

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

White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 23:30 in The Mezz in Temple Bar.

Wednesday 01 Aug

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 01 Aug

Various OPW locations in Dublin

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

Public Tour: Lughnasadh Festival Special

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 01 Aug

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Celebrate the Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasadh today with a tour of some exciting objects linked to the Celts in the National Museum. 30 places, first come basis. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2992

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 01 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:10, Wed 01 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in August 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-programme-1-aug-2012/ and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-aug-2012 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-discovering-ireland-amharc-eireann-eagran-16-23-blackwater-holiday/ Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/08/?post_type=film

Inspectorium! Skull-duggery!!

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 01 Aug

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Drop in to the Museum’s Discovery Zone where you can inspect different skulls and find out what they can tell us about their owners. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2991

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Aug

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

Architecture – Tour and Talk

17:30 – 19:30, Wed 01 Aug

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

An Art From evening with a Architecture themed tour and talk (with Des MacMahon) will take place on Wed in the Royal Hibernian Academy. The tour and talk is in connection with the RHA Gallery’s 182nd RHA Ann ual Exhibition, which will continue until 18 August. Admission is free.

www.rhagallery.ie/html/exhibitions/exhibit_annual.html#three

Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 01 Aug

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

Toot Sweet & The Shadow Man are a New Orleans Funk band and will get you in the Mardi Gras spirit.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/12432

4 Dame Lane Movie Club

20:00, Wed 01 Aug

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: 01 Aug: Drive, 08 Aug: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 15 Aug: Bridget Jones Diaries, 22 Aug: The Colour Purple .Admission is free.

4damelane.ie/category/events/movie-club/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 01 Aug

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 01 Aug

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/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 01 Aug

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

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

21:00 – 23:00, Wed 01 Aug

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 15 Aug and 29 Aug.

www.facebook.com/pages/Keith-Burke-and-the-little-Black-Book/139264989472670

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 01 Aug

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).

Thursday 02 Aug

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The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 02 Aug

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 – 16:50, Thu 02 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Food Co-op

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

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

www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php

Opera in the Open

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 02 Aug

Amphitheatre, Dublin City Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Dublin City has organised an Opera in the Open programme again for August. The series of lunchtime performances every Thursday in August at 1.00pm in the Amphitheatre, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 will go on tour on 23 Aug when Cosi Fan Tutti will be performed on Grand Canal Square at during the Dublin Tall Ships Festival. The performances are
02 Aug: Madam Buterfly (Puccini)
09 Aug: Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
16 Aug: Street Scene – An American Opera (Weill)
23 Aug: Cosi Fan Tutti (Mozart) (Venue: Grand Canal Square)
30 Aug: Rigoletto (Verdi)
The performances are featuring: Janyce Condon, Deirdre Masterson, Simon Morgan, James Nelson, Brian Gilligan, Sandra Oman, Liz Ryan, Alison Doyle, Brendan Collins, Morgan Crowley, Cliona Cassidy, Declan Kelly, Alex Otterburn, Kay Lynch, Owen Gilhooly and Lawrence Thackeray. Musical Director: David Wray Director: Eoin Cannon.

www.dublincity.ie/RECREATIONANDCULTURE/ARTSOFFICE/PROGRAMMES/Pages/CurrentProgrammes.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:10, Thu 02 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in August 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-programme-1-aug-2012/ and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-aug-2012 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-discovering-ireland-amharc-eireann-eagran-16-23-blackwater-holiday/ Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/08/?post_type=film

Inspectorium! Skull-duggery!!

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 02 Aug

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Drop in to the Museum’s Discovery Zone where you can inspect different skulls and find out what they can tell us about their owners. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2991

Sensing the City – Workshop

14:00 – 16:00, Thu 02 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Sensing the City is a series of citizenship science experiments for 12-15 year olds, with a focus on biodiversity. Learn how to map biodiversity in the city, understand what species are native and learn how we can protect our habits. The workshop will run for two hours and focuses on:
* Understanding biodiversity
* Mapping and city biodiversity
* Demo of EcoEyes
* Mapping walk using EcoEyes
* Documenting and evaluating your biodiversity findings
Admission is free, but spaces are limited and booking is required.

sciencegallery.com/events/2012/08/sensing-city-workshop-thursday

Plant uses in Oman

15:00, Thu 02 Aug

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The lecture “From Medicinal to Agricultural and everything in between – documenting and conserving traditional plant uses in Oman” with Dr Darach Lupton will take place in the Education and Visitor Centre.

Oman, on the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, is an arid, mountainous land teaming with wondrous plants and people. Traditionally plants have many uses including crafts, medicine, agriculture and are an essential part of rural life in Oman. Darach, formerly of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, is leading a team of young Omani Botanists at the newly emerging Oman Botanic Garden on a quest to document and conserve this knowledge and safeguard its existence for future generations.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

First Thursday Dublin – Gallery Open Doors

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 02 Aug

Temple Bar

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

John Boyne – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 02 Aug

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

The Book Launch of the children’s book “The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket” by John Boyne will take place.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

The Young Coveys – Abbey Talks

18:30 – 19:30, Thu 02 Aug

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

In the Abbey Talks series “Other Voices”, the topic of a free talk is “The Young Coveys”.

www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/full_events_calendar/talks

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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.

Pete Pamf 6-tet

21:00, Thu 02 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Pete Pamf 6-tet will play in Whelan’s Bar in Thursday. Admission is free. Either we are meant to know Pete Pamf or his music style is a secret, the Whelan’s website doesn’t reveal anything about this performance.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/13544

Thirsty Thursday (open mic)

21:00, Thu 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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 02 Aug

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

Friday 03 Aug

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:10, Fri 03 Aug

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in August 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-programme-1-aug-2012/ and www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-aug-2012 and a double bill on Saturdays www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-discovering-ireland-amharc-eireann-eagran-16-23-blackwater-holiday/ Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/2012/08/?post_type=film

Shakespeare in the Park – The Tempest

19:00, Fri 03 Aug

Iveagh Gardens, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

The Theatre Company Fortune’s Fool will perform William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in Iveagh Gardens from Fri 03 Aug – Sun 12 Aug. Admission is free. The times are 19:00 on 03, 07, 08, 09 and 10 Aug and 13:00 on 04, 05, 11, 12 August. Bring a blanket, you will sit in the grass. The performance is unplugged with no lights and effects and microphones, which gives the whole performance a great atmosphere.

Many of the same people behind The Tempest this year, were involved in the Shakespeare in the park performances of Romeo and Juliet last year in Ranlegh Park and also in Iveagh Gardens and it was a a magical performance. I strongly recommend that you “try out” The Tempest this year.

Entrance is from the Harcourt Street side of the Park through Clonmel Street.

and I have seen the Romeo and Juliet performance last year

www.facebook.com/events/410189122350482/

The Bambir

19:00, Fri 03 Aug

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/12766

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. ;-)

Christmas Toys in July?

Argos definitely pushed it a little too far when they got their PR agency to distribute Press Releases during the week announcing the Top 10 Toys for Christmas. Come on people, it is still July! Apart from this being much too early for thought about Christmas or Christmas shopping (Yep, Argos pointed out that “The Top 10 Toys will be available from 21st July 2012 with the exception of Furby, which launches in the Autumn.”!), I even think that Argos has not much clue. They might have identified a few big sellers correctly, but the fact that no Nintendo/Wii/other play thing is included makes me wonder if they have done their homework. And selecting 20 Top10, 10 for boys and 10 for girls, doesn’t really show much intuition or smartness. If they had said the 5 Top ones and would not have mentioned anymore than five, I would have paid a little attention, but just rattling the big amount of 20 presents that sell currently or look promising is not too challenging. I am entirely unimpressed. SO much that I won’t even list the Top 10. But if you absolutely want to know, you can get some information about some of the Top 10 here:
www.thejournal.ie/most-popular-toys-this-christmas-528152-Jul2012/#slide-slideshow2

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