Event Guide 276: Oktoberfest, Harvest Festival, Vegetarian Day, Rainforest Tour, Dublin Flea Market

September 28th, 2012
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 276 | 28 September 2012

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Hi all!

Did you follow my advise last Friday and went out to enjoy Culture Night? Like every year, Culture Night was a HUGE success. Thousands of people were out in Dublin to see venues and enjoy events that they normally wouldn’t go to. The City Centre was buzzing and I have not found a single person that didn’t have a good time. The venues that during the year charge a (often quite high) admission charge had VERY long queues (e.g. Trinity College Library/Book of Kells, Wax Museum, Dublinia, etc.). Other venues were once insider tips and are now so popular that there were also massive queues outside (the Freemason’s Hall is the perfect example for that). And many other locations just had a steady and never-ending stream of interested visitors throughout the night. It was just great! So great, that the question HAS to be asked again if it was possible to have two (or even more) Culture Nights per year. I know it was once considered to have another Culture Night at the St. Patrick’s Weekend, but that idea seemingly hasn’t made it out of the idea stage yet. What do you think? I asked the question on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Group ( www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide ) and a number of people added their opinions. You can still do that too or send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with your thoughts about having more than one Culture Night. I will gather the information and will let the people who are in charge of Culture Night know about the result.

And I have another suggestion: If there is one building, venue that you really would like to visit, send me mail (dublineventguide@gmail.com) and let me know what building/venue that is. If we have a critical mass of people who would like to see a specific place that is normally not available or where a (relatively high) admission charge is required, it might be possible to organise a special visit for Dublin Event Guide members. No promises! Just an idea. Get back to me with your suggestions.

A quick reminder: A new months is starting on Monday and I need to gather EUR 170 again to pay the cost for sending the Dublin Event Guide. So check your pockets and send me all your change. ;-) Any amount helps! And if you donate before Monday night, you will get the separate mail that all the wonderful donors will get on Monday or Tuesday night! If you have donated and you didn’t get that mail by Wednesday, please let me know! www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm

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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, for a change, something completely different. Listening to the radio while writing this Dublin Event Guide I heard this short story and it made me laugh:

“You wouldn’t believe it! Last night at 03:00 my neighbour knocked at my door! I got such a surprise that I nearly dropped the Power Drill, I had in my hand.”

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Support

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

Last week Miriam B was the wonderful but lone person that gets my THANKS and that should get your appreciation too because she has helped the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Miriam, your support is much appreciated!!
Have you helped? Your help is absolutely needed too to ensure that everyone will continue to get the Dublin Event Guide every week. The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month 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/donate.htm and help!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great, (that’s only 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help me to cover the cost (I need to “find” EUR 170 per month to cover the cost and anything above will be invested in improving the Dublin Event Guide!).

BTW: If you see advertisement in the Dublin Event Guide and think that should pay loads, then I need to explain that only if YOU click on the link in this newsletter/e-zine AND then buy or order (for example, order books from bookdepository) a (very) small amount (EUR 0.30 on average!) will be paid to me. If you don’t BUY after clicking or if you buy at a later stage without using the links in my ads, I get nothing. So use the ad links EVERY time you want to purchase something.

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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

After Culture Night, the “Guinness-causes-mayhem” day on Thursday and ahead of Open House next week, it is definitely a little quieter this weekend and in the following week. But there are a few things you should check out.

Have a look at the Rainforest Tour by Sky at the Point Village, pay some attention to the Harvest Festival on Saturday and the Vegetarian Day (maybe even if you are not Vegetarian) on Sunday. The Oktoberfest is continuing also and there you can get the meat you will not get at the Vegetarian Day.

The Starling Market on Saturday and the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday both look interesting and I might go to both. If you are interested in the slightest in Opera, you HAVE to check out the story about Tristan & Isolde on Sunday afternoon. And don’t forget that we have First Wednesday (Free access to Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, etc) AND First Thursday (Gallery Open Doors) this week.

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Competitions

Couch & Drowning Room – La Touche Players

Tues 02-Sat 06 Oct: 19:30

The La Touche Players were working hard in the last few months and have produced “Couch” by Síofra Campbell directed by Emily Maher and “The Drowning Room” by Verity-Alicia Mavenawitz directed by Noel McCarthy. They are two contemporary Irish plays and tickets will be available for EUR 12 (EUR 10) at www.tickets.ie/events.aspx/search?s=la+touche+players The great La Touche Players were thinking of you and made a pair of tickets available for the performance on Tues 02 Oct. If you want to win the pair of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Couch” and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Sun 30 Sept at 18:00. Please only enter if you have time on Tues 02 Oct. www.facebook.com/latoucheplayers

Silent – Axis Ballymun

Wed 10 – Sat 13 October: 20:00

“Silent” is the title of an award winning play that is written and performed by Pat Kinevane. With awards from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Brighton Festival it will be in the Axis Theatre in Ballymun for only four nights from 10-13 October. Tickets are EUR 18 and can be booked directly with the Axis on 01 883 2100 or via the website at www.axis-ballymun.ie/theatre/Default.1350.html The Axis have made a pair of tickets available for an interested Dublin Event Guide Reader. The tickets are for the Opening Night on Wed 10 October and to win the pair you have send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Silent” and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Mon 01 Oct at 13:00. Please only enter if you have time on Wed 03 Oct. www.axis-ballymun.ie/theatre/Default.1350.html

More competitions

If you run an event or sell a product and you would like to run a competition in the Dublin Event Guide to promote your event or product or service, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com

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Dublin news

Women’s Self Defence Course for Charity

Allow me to include this once more! A good few people already have signed up, but the charity needs a lot more money, so we have moved the course now to a bigger venue and if you could tell your friends and family I would appreciate it:

Some of you know that I teach self-defence classes at www.kravmagaireland.com , one of my other hobbies. ;-) Patrick Cumiskey, who runs Krav Maga Ireland is also the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide and these two things together is reason enough for me to tell you about a great thing Patrick is doing. He will go to Haiti to help re-build houses because a huge amount of people there are still homeless more than 2.5 years after the devastating earthquake.

To raise money for building materials for Haiti, Patrick is running a 1-day Self-Defence Course exclusively for women. It will take place on 06 Oct and will teach how to defend against the specific types of assault that can happen to women. This course is suitable for people who have never taken a self defence course before, but even if you have trained with us previously or have done some other course, you will benefit hugely and will learn new things. First you will learn how to avoid being a victim and how to stay safe. Then you will practice the relevant types of escapes. Krav Maga is an extremely effective and easy to learn self-defence system and no matter what your level of fitness is, you will be able to do that course. The fee for the whole day is just EUR 65 and you get a further reduction when you come with your friends. So, if you are female and know that you need to do something to increase your safety or if you know a woman or girl that needs to know how to behave in a dangerous situation, then check out www.kravmagaireland.ie/self-defence-for-women/ or ring Patrick directly on 087 2390398

Children’s Book Festival

The Children’s Book Festival will take place from 01-31 October. Throughout the whole month, activities will be running in libraries, schools and arts centres. From readings by popular authors, to writing and illustration workshops, plus storytelling, quizzes and competitions – there will be countless opportunities to enjoy children’s books. www.childrensbooksireland.ie

The festival programme in the Libraries is here www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/cbf_2012.aspx

Boards.ie Deals have closed shop

Do you, like me, get mails from a whole range of “deals” companies? It started with CityDeals (Groupon) for many and then the “me too” deals providers just appeared everywhere. There must be at least 7 providing their services in Ireland and many wonder how this is sustainable. Well, one of them – and it was one of the best, I am told – has now decided that the crowded field is no fun anymore and they have closed their shop. Boards Deals, which is aligned to the discussion platform Boards.ie has with immediate effect stopped to provide new deals, however all exisiting vouchers etc are still honoured. businessetc.thejournal.ie/boardsdeals-winds-down-613697-Sep2012/ Is that a terrible thing? Well, it is a pity that not one of these small, semi-dodgy deals providers closed down first, but in the end some normalisation in that market will require a good few to close down, merge or (unlikely!) be bought. Thanks Boards Deals for providign a good service and for not leaving people in the lurch. Goodl uck with all other new ventures. (Nobody gor fired, but all employees were redeployed in Distilled Media who owned Boards Deals.)

Opportunities

I have some small technical problems with this section, so there will be a bit of a further delay, but the next company introductions will be here soon!

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.

Postal Geography

20 Sept – 17 Nov: Mon-Thur 14:00-19:00, Sat: 10:00-14:00 (Closed: Fr+Sun)

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Postal Geography. Postcards of the García Lorca and the Los Ríos Families” will take place in the Instituto Cervantes.

People hardly send or receive postcards nowadays. Emails and text messages have substituted them and have made them fall into oblivion. At the beginning of the previous century postcards were used to send brief messages to friends or family. In this case, .

In the first half of the 20th Century the family of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and the De los Ríos family sent each other postcards almost daily. Martin Parr, photographer and a specialist in postcards has selected the most important ones for this exhibition. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha78478_16_2.htm Admission is free.

Cows in the City

02-20 Oct

“Cows in the City” is a solo show by Kelly Hood in the Balla Bán Art Gallery, Westbury Mall, off Clarendon Street, Dublin 2. Official Opening: Thursday 11 October 17:30-19:00. www.ballaban.net

Friday 28 Sep

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“The People’s Rainforest” – Tour

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 28 Sep

Unit 24, Point Village, East Wall Road, Dublin 1

Sky has built a rainforest in the Point Village, Dublin for a special Sky 1 HD show THE PEOPLE’S RAINFOREST. Part of Sky’s ongoing commitment to protecting the rainforest through its Sky Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF, the structure will be open to everybody to experience the rainforest for themselves.

Expert ‘Rainforest Rangers’ will guide people into the forest via the Sky Rainforest Rescue ‘Canopy Walkway’ to learn about the people of the Amazon, their culture and livelihoods, and the threat that deforestation poses for current and future generations. The tour will also explore how the preservation of the rainforest is essential to life around the world and the effect that deforestation has on climate change. Next stop is the rainforest, where participants will get to experience first-hand a real life rainforest with trees and fauna!

Tours will last 45 minutes and include work-shop activities and games for children and younger students. The tours wll take place from 10:00-17:00 from Thurs 27 – Sun 30 Sept. Admission is free.

www.rainforestrescue.sky.com/

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 28 Sep

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, Fri 28 Sep

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

Czech & Slovak Beer Fest

12:00, Fri 28 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

With all the German Beer Festivals in town for the last two weeks and for two more weeks, and with the Guinness Day yesterday behind us, the Czech Inn is now providing a counter point. A Czech and Slovak Beer Festival with a variety of Czech and Slovak beers, live music, movie screenings, dancing, a photo exhibition and DJs.

The official launch is at 19:00 tonight with the mayoer of Dublin and the Czech and Slovak Ambassador.

www.facebook.com/events/268470446605156/

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Fri 28 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:10, Fri 28 Sep

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in September and you can find all details on the website below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-ifi20/

Buteyko Method

18:00, Fri 28 Sep

Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

The Classical Buteyko Method is a drug-free approach to optimal health and for a reversal of a variety of chronic health problems both mild, as well as much more severe. Professor Buteyko discovered the impact that the depth & rate of our breathing has on our well-being. and he also studied different ways of correcting those breathing patterns that lead to the development of serious chronic diseases. The result of this research is the “Buteyko Method”. At this meeting, which is event (Buddha Bag Meeting), you will learn about and practice the Buteyko Method. Admission is free

www.facebook.com/events/345310868883834/

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 28 Sep

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 28 Sep

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

Lilliput Press – Book Launch

19:30, Fri 28 Sep

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

The launch of “Forensic Songs”, a colletion of short stories by Mike McCormack will take place, which is published by Lilliput Press.

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

Saturday 29 Sep

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

“The People’s Rainforest” – Tour

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Sep

Unit 24, Point Village, East Wall Road, Dublin 1

Sky has built a rainforest in the Point Village, Dublin for a special Sky 1 HD show THE PEOPLE’S RAINFOREST. Part of Sky’s ongoing commitment to protecting the rainforest through its Sky Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF, the structure will be open to everybody to experience the rainforest for themselves.

Expert ‘Rainforest Rangers’ will guide people into the forest via the Sky Rainforest Rescue ‘Canopy Walkway’ to learn about the people of the Amazon, their culture and livelihoods, and the threat that deforestation poses for current and future generations. The tour will also explore how the preservation of the rainforest is essential to life around the world and the effect that deforestation has on climate change. Next stop is the rainforest, where participants will get to experience first-hand a real life rainforest with trees and fauna!

Tours will last 45 minutes and include work-shop activities and games for children and younger students. The tours wll take place from 10:00-17:00 from Thurs 27 – Sun 30 Sept. Admission is free.

www.rainforestrescue.sky.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Sep

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/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a relatively new weekly market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. Sounds interesting and I will check it out over the coming weeks. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel). www.facebook.com/merchantsindoormarket

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Sep

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

MSF Cholera Tent Roadshow

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Sep

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

As part of MSF Ireland Week, MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) is bringing a simulated cholera treatment centre on tour around Ireland. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of MSF’s frontline emergency humanitarian work, experiencing the exact type of treatment centre used in real-life crises such as recent cholera outbreaks in Haiti, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Treatment beds and equipment will be on display, along with iPads on which visitors can engage with video footage from MSF projects around the world. The cholera tent will be staffed by MSF volunteers, who will share their experiences of working overseas, answer questions and give visitors the chance to find out first-hand about MSF’s lifesaving work.

On Saturday and Sunday it will be at the Blue Entrance of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

www.msf.ie

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 29 Sep

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Sep

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/

Harvest Festival 2012

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Sep

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin Harvest Festival is being organised by the Dublin Community Growers, a voluntary non-profit organisation which was set up to support existing community gardens and promote the development of new ones.

During the Harvest Festival organically grown produce from Dublin’s Community Gardens will be exchanged for free with any individuals who want to join in the fun by pledging to help out with their local community garden. This could be with specific projects, or with the general maintenance and gardening. As well as helping with watering, weeding, and other activities, participants will also be able to acquire horticultural and administrative skills (to run the the garden projects).

Dublin’s first Harvest Festival will also feature many Workshops, Presentations, Information Stalls, Live Music, Film Screenings, as well as a Seed Swap. School children will be able to get involved in “Seed Bomb” Workshops and pressing their own organic apple juice.

dublincommunitygrowers.ie/

Incredible Book Eating Boy – Book Reading

11:00, Sat 29 Sep

Every Eason store in Ireland

In every Eason store in Ireland “The Incredible Book Eating Boy” by Oliver Jeffers will be read to children, adults and big kids!

blog.easons.com/story-time-book-september-29th-the-incredible-book-eating-boy/

Irish Aid Volunteering Fair

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Sep

Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre, 27-31 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The yearly Irish Aid Volunteer Fair will take place on Saturday. Over 25 volunteer organisations will be present providing information about opportunities to volunteer overseas through their organisation. Throughout the Day, presentations and talks will be available to give you an opportunity to hear in depth information about their programmes. A list of paticipating organisations and the schedule of talks and presentations is here www.comhlamh.org/Comhlamh_at_Irish_Aid_Vol_Fair Admission is free.

www.comhlamh.org/www.irishaid.gov.ie/centre

Jobs Expo

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Sep

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

A Jobs Expo is taking place in the Hogan Suite of Croke Park on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

There will be lots of companies present, a Career Clinic, a Jobs Abraod Village and a variety of seminars complement the programme.

It seems Jobs events are the big hit at the moment with three of them in quick succession. Last week there was one in the Convention Centre and next week the Work Abroad Fair will take place. Only 32 exhibitors are at the one this week in Croke Park, but maybe the company you want to talk to is there.

www.jobsexpo.ie

New Art Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Sep

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

A new Art & Craft Market will be taking place in the Exchange Dublin in Temple Bar and it will take place every last Saturday of the month. You can find original artworks and other handmade goods.

www.facebook.com/newartmarket

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

Last chance: On Saturday the last Yoga in Phoenix Park will take place. Wrap up warm and join Fiona!

This is 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 – 16:50, Sat 29 Sep

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

Czech & Slovak Beer Fest

12:00, Sat 29 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

With all the German Beer Festivals in town for the last two weeks and for two more weeks, and with the Guinness Day yesterday behind us, the Czech Inn is now providing a counter point. A Czech and Slovak Beer Festival with a variety of Czech and Slovak beers, live music, movie screenings, dancing, a photo exhibition and DJs.

www.facebook.com/events/268470446605156/

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Sat 29 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Starling Market / Bazaar

12:00 – 20:00, Sat 29 Sep

Supafast Building, Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

A Pop-Up Art Market in the heart of the city with craft, art, second hand goods, clothes, jewellery, foods and even exotic pets!? There will be music and if you need it while listening/buying, you can bring your own beer.

www.facebook.com/events/263963660390731/

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:10, Sat 29 Sep

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in September and you can find all details on the website below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-ifi20/

Creative Writing Hour

13:30, Sat 29 Sep

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 March for Choice – Protest

14:00, Sat 29 Sep

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

A protest march for the “International Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion” is taking place on Saturday. It will start at the Spire and will end at Merrion Square. Confirmed speakers are Ivana Bacik, Colette Browne, Clare Daly, Mara Clarke (Director of the Abortion Support Network).

www.facebook.com/notalwaysabetteroption

Aerobics in the Park – Merrion Square

15:00 – 15:45, Sat 29 Sep

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly fun-filled Aerobics Fitness class every Saturday in Merrion Square. Meet Emily at the park gate opposite the National Gallery. You can contact her on 085-2725095 or on egaldog AT gmail DOT com

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 29 Sep

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 29 Sep

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

This is a weekly Saturday night jazz event 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 29 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Sat 29 Sept Superfly

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Zombie Fairytale

23:59, Sat 29 Sep

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

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Theatre Company present “A Very Zombie Fairytale” on Saturday night. “Zombies, Puppets, Musical Numbers, True Love” is the subtitle of the show. Admission is free, but places are limited.

www.exchangedublin.ie/featured/a-very-zombie-fairytale#.UGW_g7JlQf4

Sunday 30 Sep

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“The People’s Rainforest” – Tour

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Sep

Unit 24, Point Village, East Wall Road, Dublin 1

Sky has built a rainforest in the Point Village, Dublin for a special Sky 1 HD show THE PEOPLE’S RAINFOREST. Part of Sky’s ongoing commitment to protecting the rainforest through its Sky Rainforest Rescue campaign with WWF, the structure will be open to everybody to experience the rainforest for themselves.

Expert ‘Rainforest Rangers’ will guide people into the forest via the Sky Rainforest Rescue ‘Canopy Walkway’ to learn about the people of the Amazon, their culture and livelihoods, and the threat that deforestation poses for current and future generations. The tour will also explore how the preservation of the rainforest is essential to life around the world and the effect that deforestation has on climate change. Next stop is the rainforest, where participants will get to experience first-hand a real life rainforest with trees and fauna!

Tours will last 45 minutes and include work-shop activities and games for children and younger students. The tours wll take place from 10:00-17:00 from Thurs 27 – Sun 30 Sept. Admission is free.

www.rainforestrescue.sky.com/

Food Market – Farmleigh House

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmleigh Food Market at Farmleigh House will take place again this Sunday. Food products from around Ireland either to eat there or to bring home will be available.

From 14:00-16:00 the Suzanne Savage Band will perform Jazz, Swing and Pop on the Bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,20552,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Sep

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

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Sep

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a relatively new weekly market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. Sounds interesting and I will check it out over the coming weeks. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel). www.facebook.com/merchantsindoormarket

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 30 Sep

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/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Sep

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie. “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!”
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 30 Sep

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, Sun 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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/

Czech & Slovak Beer Fest

12:00, Sun 30 Sep

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

With all the German Beer Festivals in town for the last two weeks and for two more weeks, and with the Guinness Day yesterday behind us, the Czech Inn is now providing a counter point. A Czech and Slovak Beer Festival with a variety of Czech and Slovak beers, live music, movie screenings, dancing, a photo exhibition and DJs.

www.facebook.com/events/268470446605156/

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Sep

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there. Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Merrion Square: Stories From The Square

12:00, Sun 30 Sep

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“September on the Square”, the 250 year celebration of Merrion Square is coming to an end with a full day of events, called “Stories from the Square”. There will be

+ BOOKED OUT! A walking tour at 12:00 and 14:00. The first with an architectural leaning, the second with a more scientific slant.
+ Manchán Magan, one of the speakers at the Wildean Salon on Sat 15 Sept, returns to the Square with a talk entitled ‘Reimagining the City‘ at 13:30 in the Irish Architectural Archive.
+ The story of the Irish Traditional Music Archive will be told by its director Nicholas Carolan, also at No 45 Merrion Square at 15:00.
+ BOOKED OUT! Merrion Hotel is opening the doors of their private 19th and 20th Century Art Collection with two viewings, one at 13:00 and one at 14:00.
+ A live demonstration by Padraig McCaul of his painting practice at The Doorway Gallery in Frederick Street will take place from 14:00-16:00.
+ The Irish Architectural Archive will be open between 14:00 and 16:00 for you to visit their 250th Anniversary of the Square Exhibition.
+ Tours will be taking place in the National Print Museum at Beggars Bush between 15:00 and 16:00 with practical, hands-on demonstrations of its collection of active retired printers and typesetters. Booking is not necessary for this event.
+ Families and children can look forward to lots of free activities in the National Gallery and are invited to drop in to the Atrium Work Space between 14:00-16:00.

All events are free and most of them require booking, so check here merrionsquare.ie/index.php/stories-from-the-square/ and book your tours/talks as soon as possible.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/stories-from-the-square/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 30 Sep

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

MSF Cholera Tent Roadshow

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Sep

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

As part of MSF Ireland Week, MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) is bringing a simulated cholera treatment centre on tour around Ireland. Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of MSF’s frontline emergency humanitarian work, experiencing the exact type of treatment centre used in real-life crises such as recent cholera outbreaks in Haiti, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Treatment beds and equipment will be on display, along with iPads on which visitors can engage with video footage from MSF projects around the world. The cholera tent will be staffed by MSF volunteers, who will share their experiences of working overseas, answer questions and give visitors the chance to find out first-hand about MSF’s lifesaving work.

On Saturday and Sunday it will be at the Blue Entrance of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

www.msf.ie

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 30 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series is back after the summer break and takes place again in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Now in its 36th year, this series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will feature the Minguet Quartet performing music by Wolfgang Rihm and Brahms.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/701-sundays-at-noon-arparla

World Vegetarian Day Festival 2012

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Sep

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

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland are inviting to the Irish celebration of World Vegetarian Day. A wide variety of delicious and healthy food wiil be served by some of the top vegetarian restaurants in Ireland. There will be cookery demonstrations and you will find stalls with information on food, animal rights, environmental issues, etc. A variety of talks is also planned.
www.facebook.com/events/145127315628169/

www.facebook.com/events/145127315628169/

Jazz Brunch at Brasserie Sixty6

12:30 – 15:00, Sun 30 Sep

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

Brasserie Sixty6 is inviting to a Jazz Brunch every Sunday. 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

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:00, Sun 30 Sep

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in September and you can find all details on the website below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-ifi20/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 30 Sep

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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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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

Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1863-1941)

15:00, Sun 30 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Dr Margarita Cappock, Head of Collections, will give a public lecture about “Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1863 – 1941): Artist and Social Campaigner” Admission is free, places are limited.

hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/640-sarah-cecilia-harrison

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Myths and Legends”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

NO Saucy Sundays

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 30 Sep

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. However, it will not take place this week, but next week it will be back with a great line-up.

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

Forza Italo

17:00 – 01:30, Sun 30 Sep

Odessa Club, 12-13 Dame Court, Dublin 2

Forza Italo is mad-sounding Italian night with a movie Screening of Italo-disco cult classic “Jocks (1984), the Screening of the World Cup Semi Final from 1970 of Italy vs West-Germany and three Italian DJs. Admission is free before 20:00, but will be EUR 5 after 20:00.

www.facebook.com/events/346215718803263/

Tristan & Isolde

17:00 – 22:00, Sun 30 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

Opera’s Greatest Love Story, Wagner’s “Tristan & Isolde”, will be in the Grand Canal Theatre (a.k.a. BGE Theatre) for three performances on Sun (30 Sept), Wed (03 Sept) and Sat (06 Oct).

As you probably can guess, the live performances are not free. However a great cooperation makes it possible that you will be able to enjoy the performance even if you are not in the Bord Gais Theatre: The performance on Sunday will be streamed for free on the Internet and can be received on computers and smartphones. Just go to platformireland.ie/event/wagners-tristan-und-isolde from 17:00 on Sunday. The performance will extend to five hours!!

Presented by opera company Wide Open Opera in a production originating from Welsh National Opera, Tristan & Isolde will feature Miriam Murphy (Isolde), Lars Cleveman (Tristan) and the 85-member RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fergus Sheil. The streaming will be done by Platform Ireland together with HEAnet. The performance will be in German with English Surtitles.

platformireland.ie/event/wagners-tristan-und-isolde

Gardiner Street Gospel Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 30 Sep

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 Colm O’Regan will headline.

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 30 Sep

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 Killer Ceol, Emperors of Antarctica, Reclaim.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 30 Sep

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 01 Oct

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Oct

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

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Mon 01 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

RDS Rising Stars Recital Series – Autumn 2012

13:00, Mon 01 Oct

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS continues its series of lunchtime recitals in the RDS Concert Hall. The Autumn Series features music from postgraduate students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, CIT Cork School of Music and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Upcoming Concerts:
01 Oct: Róisín Walters (violin), accompanied by Dearbhla Brosnan (piano)
08 Oct: Iulian Pusca (pan-flute), accompanied by Edward Holly (piano)
26 Nov: Padraic Rowan (baritone), accompanied by Dearbhla Collins (piano)
03 Dec: The Kappa String Quartet

Admission is free and no booking is required. Parking is free for all attendees also.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099923

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Mon 01 Oct

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in October and you can find all details for the two programmes and the double bill on the websites below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-dbl-bill-oct-2012/

First Monday Literary Reading

15:00 – 18:00, Mon 01 Oct

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

Sculpture with Lola

16:00 – 18:00, Mon 01 Oct

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

Sculptural modelling classes working with ‘volumen’ instructed by Lola. Admission is free, but donations for materials (modelling clay) & use of space welcome. To book contact 0857463690 or katy@terra.es

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

100 Thousand Poets for Change

18:30, Mon 01 Oct

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

700 events are happening in over 100 countries as part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global Event

Poetry and peace gatherings are planned in Kabul & Jalalabad in Afghanistan while in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, poets, musicians and mimes will perform in public spaces and theatres. Week long festivals are taking place in Jamaica and Greece and events are happening all over the US where the movement originated. An Occupy Wall Street poetry group will kickoff a weekend of events in New York City with 25 events planned for San Francisco where readers include former US laureate Robert Hass. All events will be live streamed on www.100tpc.org/

In Dublin readers include Noel Duffy, Iggy Mc Govern & Nell Regan with music from folk group ‘The Pigeons’, Mary Barnecutt, Max Greenwood & guests.

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

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:00, Mon 01 Oct

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

Astronomical Society Talk

20:00, Mon 01 Oct

Gonzaga College, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

The next meeting of the Astronomical Society will take place on Monday in Gonzaga College (www.irishastrosoc.org/wordpress/?page_id=179) Everybody is welcome and admission is free. The speaker at the event will be Dr Masha Chernyakova of Dublin City University. Masha is a former Schrödinger Fellow at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies and has worked with ESA’s XMM-Newton spacecraft. More details and the title of the talk will be posted on the website in the next few days.

www.irishastrosoc.org

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Oct

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 headliner is Gearoid Farrelly.

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

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 01 Oct

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

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 02 Oct

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

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Tue 02 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Tue 02 Oct

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in October and you can find all details for the two programmes and the double bill on the websites below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-dbl-bill-oct-2012/

Jewish Cemetery Visit in Fairview

14:00, Tue 02 Oct

Marino Library, Marino Mart, Dublin 3

One of the most successful events during Heritage Week in Dublin City Libraries was a talk on the Jewish Cemetery in Fairview by Diarmuid Hiney.Mayn expressed thier wish to tour the cemetery and Marino Library has responded to this iwsh and is running a tour on Tuesday. Admission is free, but booking is essential via 01-8336297 or marinolibrary@dublincity.ie Meeting Point is the Library in Marino. Please note: This tour is weather dependent and will be postponed if the day is very wet.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/marino%27s_jewish_cemetery.aspx

Micheál Ó Conghaile – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 02 Oct

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

The Launch of “The Colours of Man” by Irish novelist Micheál Ó Conghaile, a collection of twenty-six stories

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

Green Drinks Dublin

19:00, Tue 02 Oct

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 monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together. At this month’s Dublin event, an informative evening about genetically modified foods/organisms will await you. When is GM useful and when not so much. As usual, an open debate will follow.

Meet up on the top floor of Messrs Maguire. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free, but you are asked to indicate your attendance either on Facebook or through an email to dublinbranch@iwt.ie

www.facebook.com/events/146190985525579/

Sheila Rios – Concert

19:00, Tue 02 Oct

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

Sheila Ríos from Mexico, with an Irish mother and a Mexican father, will be in the Instituto Cervantes for a concert.

Her music has taken her to many parts of the world, both as solo artist and with different groups, of which “Maná” especially stands out. She was a backing singer with famous Mexican rock band Maná from 1992-2003. Now she is working with new material where she interprets her own compositions. The most recent one, “Trozos de Luna”, was produced by Fher, the leader and singer of “Maná”, along with Fernando Quintana, who is accompanying her during the visit to her roots in Ireland.

The website of the Instituto Cervantes does not specify if the concert is free, but elsewhere I found a statement that it is free. If you want to be absolutely certain, check at 01-6311500.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha84895_16_2.htm

Peregrine Reading

19:30, Tue 02 Oct

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

Dermot Healy and Cláir Ní Aonghusa will read at the Irish Writers’ Centre, kicking off the Autumn series of prose readings: Peregrine Readings

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

The Grand Folk Club

20:00, Tue 02 Oct

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. The line-up for Tuesday was not yet available when I wrote the Dublin Event Guide and there is a possibility that the (non-free EUR 10) gig of the “Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band” will take in place of the Grand Folk Club. I am not sure, but the type of music is similar and the date is the same. So watch out for this one. Maybe there is no Grand Folk Club this week.

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

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 02 Oct

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

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 02 Oct

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.

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Oct

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Oct

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

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Wed 03 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Dublinia Archaeology Month

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 03 Oct

Dublinia, St. Michael’s Hill, Dublin 8

During Dublinia’s Archaeology Month a whole range of events will take place. Many for children, some for adults andthere is even a free lecture series. Have a look at the details about Dig Workshops, treasure hunts, special tours etc at www.dublinia.ie/events-page.html Normal admission charges apply for these activities.

The free “Under the Miscroscope” lecture series is free (but doesn’t get you access to the exhibition) and it runs at lunchtime every Wednesday throughout October from 13:05-13:50. The full programme is here www.dublinia.ie/downloads/3255/lecture_ezine.pdf and I expect that it will be soon (maybe already when you get this mail) be as well on the Events Page.

The first talk will be ‘Digging Under Dublin’s Streets: Urban Archaeology uncovered’ with Dr Ruth Johnson, Dublin City Archaeologist on 03 October,

www.dublinia.ie/events-page.html

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Wed 03 Oct

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in October and you can find all details for the two programmes and the double bill on the websites below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-dbl-bill-oct-2012/

Merrion Square 250: Lecture

13:15, Wed 03 Oct

Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Merrion Square – … “in many respects the Situation may be inconvenient yet the getting a Neighbourhood there will promote yr designs” by Aideen Ireland, Senior Archivist, National Archives is the next talk in the Merrison 250 Lecture Series. Admission is free, but booking is required: 01 6633040 or slincoln@iarc.ie

www.iarc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Merrion_Sq_250_Lecture_Series.pdf

Botanic Garden on Greek Island

15:00, Wed 03 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Lecture “Mastic and Mountains – A new botanic garden and the wild flowers of Chios Island, Greece” by Noeleen Smyth will take place in the Education and Visitor Centre.

“Chios Island is one of the largest islands in the Greek Archipelago situated in the East Aegean and just 10km from Turkey. Its flora boasts 1,260 species, which comprises a mix of both western and eastern elements. The highest mountain on the island is Mount Pelineon at 1297m. This year staff from the National Botanic Gardens visited the brand new Aegean Botanic Gardens on the island. The garden features the native flora of the region along with demonstrating a most unique traditional crop known as “Mastic”, which is a special cultivar of Pistachia lentiscus. This talk will feature some beautiful species found in both the gardens and wilds of Chios Island.”

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Oct

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

Mount Merrion 300 – RDS Speaker Series

18:00, Wed 03 Oct

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Speaker Series is partnering with the Mount Merrion Historical Society for this talk by Des Smyth about the 300 year anniversary of Mount Merrion in 2011.

Admission is free, but booking is required at events.rds.ie/?eventID=20551

Find more information about the talk on the website below.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099906

The science of inflammation

18:30, Wed 03 Oct

Trinity College, Dublin 2

The School of Biochemistry & Immunology is hosting a series of public lectures this autumn. The lectures will be presented by leading academic researchers from the School who will describe their research and how it has increased our understanding of human health and disease. Admission to the lectures is free.

The first lecture will take place on Wed:
“The science of inflammation – the prospect of new treatments for arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.” by Prof Luke O’Neill. The venue will be the Stanley Quek Theatre, School of Biochemistry & Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/23722.html

Dublin in a revolutionary decade: 1913 – 1923

19:00, Wed 03 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Pádraig Yeates, author of ‘A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-21’ will uncover unknown and neglected aspects of the Irish Revolution.

This lecture is the first of a new monthly lecture series entitled ‘BiblioFiles’. The lectures will provide a platform for writers, academics and others who have used the NLI’s facilities to talk about the research and other work they have carried out there.

Admission is free and all are welcome. No booking required.

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

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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 03 Oct

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).

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The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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

Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Thu 04 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Lunchtime Market

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 04 Oct

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

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

www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php

All Ireland Poetry Day

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 04 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Poetry Ireland in association with the National Library of Ireland present a lunch time poetry reading on All Ireland Poetry Day. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Thu 04 Oct

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in October and you can find all details for the two programmes and the double bill on the websites below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-dbl-bill-oct-2012/

Fromentin and Orientalism

13:10, Thu 04 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Fromentin and Orientalism” by Professor Babara Wright, Department of French, Trinity College Dublin is a public lecture taking place in Chester Beatty Library. Admission is free.

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

Emotionality and the Human

14:00, Thu 04 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy will hold a Symposium on Emotionality and the Human on Thursday. Everybody is welcome and admission is free. For full information and to register for free go to: www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Emotionality-and-the-Human—-An-Anthropological-P.aspx

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/23622.html

Arts-Science Oscillations – Ariane Koek

18:00, Thu 04 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“As head of Collide at CERN, Ariane Koek has created an artists’ residency programme at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and home to the Large Hadron Collider. In this event Koek and other cultural programmers discuss ambitions, challenges and dangers when negotiating the oscillations between science and art in their respective organisations.” Admission is free, booking is required.

sciencegallery.com/events/2012/10/arts-science-oscillations-ariane-koek-cern

First Thursday – Open Door at Galleries

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Oct

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. 43 galleries and Cultural Spaces are now taking part and the full list is on the website.

templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin

Solar Taxi – In-Store Event

18:00, Thu 04 Oct

Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Solar Taxi will be in Tower Records for an In-Store event. They will perform material from their upcoming album.

entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Start and Grow your Own Business

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 04 Oct

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

A set of six free lectures on topics around “Start and Grow your Own Business” will take place in the Central Library in association with the Dublin City Entreprise Board. If you have recently started your own business or if you are contemplating self-employment, this lecture series is for you. The talks are free, but you have to book your place. You find all details and how to book on www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

The upcoming talks are
13 Sept: An Introduction to Self Employment
20 Sept: Ideas Generation & Market Research
27 Sept: Ethnic Entrepreneurship
04 Oct: Digital Marketing and Social Media
11 Oct: Financing Your Business
18 Oct: Business Planning Structure

www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

Ciaran O’ Driscoll – Book Launch

19:00, Thu 04 Oct

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

The launch of “A Year’s Midnight”, the first novel by Ciaran O’Driscoll will take place. Ciaran has also published six collections of poetry, as well as a childhood memoir “A Runner Among Falling Leaves”.

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

Pete Pamf 6-tette

19:00, Thu 04 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Pete Pamf Sekstette (you know the proper spelling with an “x” in it, but if I use the proper spelling, the Spam Filters will act up) will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free,

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/14977

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 04 Oct

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin Writers’ Forum welcomes writers of all genres, of all ages and all levels of experience. DWF is an open group of writers who share a common passion for all things literary. It is a safe ‘working space’ where on a weekly basis writers can bring their work to be critiqued by other writers.

www.facebook.com/DublinWritersForum

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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. It takes place on the first Thursday of every month.

www.facebook.com/songsfromacafe

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Thu 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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 04 Oct

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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Erdinger Oktoberfest

12:00 – 00:30, Fri 05 Oct

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

The Erdinger Oktoberfest will continue until 07 Oct. German Beer, Bavarian Food and a Beer tent with Bavarian Music. Expect queues to get on the George’s Dock platform even during the week. The beer tent and the FULL selection of food is only available on the platform in George’s Dock. A limited variety of food and all (?) beer is also available in the area next to the chq Building, but you won’t have music there.

After 22:00 a wristband system is in place. You have to buy a wristband for EUR 6 and you get a EUR 5 voucher for “a substantial meal” with it. (EUR 1 goes to a charity). Note: Only cash, no credit or Laser cards will be accepted at the Oktoberfest.

www.oktoberfest-dublin.de

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Fri 05 Oct

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings in October and you can find all details for the two programmes and the double bill on the websites below. Admission to all lunchtime screenings is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-oct-2012/
www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-dbl-bill-oct-2012/

Thinking Outside The Square(s)

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 05 Oct

Green Street Courthouse, Halston Street, Dublin 7

Thinking outside the Square(s), an evening of short but powerful presentations asking why we too often approach the north and south Georgian quarters in isolation from each other and, taking Mountjoy and Merrion Squares as the key examples, what can be gained from imagining a joined-up future for Dublin’s historic core.

Chaired by Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times columnist, speakers include Nicki Matthews, Dublin City Council’s Conservation Officer, Ciaran O’Gaora, director of Zero-G design, brand and communications studio; Mary King, Policy & Planning Officer with Fáilte Ireland, Ciaran Cuffe, Lecturer in Planning at DIT and Karin O’Flanagan, Secretary of the Mountjoy Square Society. This Open House event is organised in partnership with DCC City Architects Division, this promises to be a mind-expanding evening in an incredible venue.

I won’t be able to make it, but it sounds interesting. The only thing I don’t get is why the question even came up! WHY should two squares that are in completely different parts of the city not be treated in isolation? Just because they were built around the same time? That is a very weak link!

Places are very limited, so you have to come early to get in. Doors open at 18:30.

openhousedublin.com/index.php/site/tour/thinking-outside-the-squares/

Saturday 06 Oct

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Open House

10:00, Sat 06 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Opoen House 2012 will run from Saturday until Sunday and extends to a long list of venues again (almost 100!). The event is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation and the intention is to bring architecture closer to the people. At all tours in different buildings throughout Dublin, you will learn about the architecture of the specific building and about the intentions behind building it in a certain way. All guided tours are easy to understand and suitable for everyone, you don’t have to have a any engineering or architectural background.

Culture Night looks at what happens IN the buildings, Open House looks at the buildings themselves. I love Open House because it allows people to see buildings they don’t normally can’t get into. In previous years I went to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Liberty Hall, the new Court of Crminal Justice, Mansion House and Custom House. This year I will go to Leinster House (Dail) and the Central Bank. Some buildings did require pre-booking, but many are accessible on a first come, first serve basis (expect queues!). Check the list of buildings on www.openhousedublin.com

Events Coming Up

What is Installation Art? – IMMA Talk

Sat 13 Oct – 12:00

Lecture Room, IMMA at National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

WHAT IS_ ? is an information programme of talks booklets and web resources which introduces key concepts and themes in contemporary art. Niamh Ann Kelly, lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology presents a talk which explores ‘What is Installation Art?’. In this talk Niamh Ann Kelly revisits her paper Here and Now: Art Trickery, Installation published in June 2010 as part of the ongoing series of booklets from the IMMA What is progamme. You can find a copy of this booklet What is Installation art? on the IMMA website. Admission to this talk is free, but booking is required and the “What is….?” talks usually book out fast! www.imma.ie/en/page_212701.htm

Silk Worm Club: North African Adventure

Sat 06 Oct: 14:00-15:30

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The next Silk Worm Club, a Chester Beatty Library event for ages 6-11 will take place on Sat 06 Oct. The theme is “North African Adventure”: Imagine you are an explorer through the North African Desert and create your own travel picture journal.

The children’s event is limited to 20 places and booking is required. You can book from Monday 01 October at 09:30 on www.cbl.ie/Education/Online-Booking-(1).aspx
www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Dublin Mountain Walks

Sun 07 Oct – 11:00

Bohernabreena Car Park / Tibradden Car Park

Two new upcoming walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain Partnership again. The first walk is an easy walkover 2.5k (2hours). The second one is a moderately difficult 5km walk (2.5 hours). You will have to book your place before 05 Oct and you will also find all details about the walk and the booking process here: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

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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. ;-)

This week there were soooo many things odd, that I had to drop most of them. I “only” selected three:

Massive Dublin City FAIL – Car Free Day

You might remember that I wrote about the European Mobility Week and the Car Free Day, which is now called “In Town without my Car Day”. Dublin City had organised sizeable events a few years ago, but lately their enthusiasm for the week/day seemed to have disappeared. In their own Events Calendar NO event for “In Town without my Car Day” was listed. The Press Release didn’t include anything of substance, but then to my surprise I found an event notification on dublintown.ie ( dublintown.ie/whatson/dame-district-street-show/ ) It said that Exchequer Street and Fade Street would be closed, live music on a stage was allegedly entertaining in Exchequer Street and a family programme was promised for Fade Street. I checked on Saturday and it was odd to see that Exchequer Street was NOT closed and there was NO stage and NO live music. Fade Street was closed and when I walked by at 13:30 (the event had started at 12:30), there was a clown on stilts and not a single visitor and at 14:40 one or two families with children had made it.
We are used to Dublin City’s usual approach: Relatively good events are being miserably advertised. But this one was in a different league. Total failure in all aspects!? Odd!!

Incredible: Milli ons of donations to Quinn family

Human beings are very very strange “animals”, but I was speechless when I heard about this: The Quinn family, which is undoubtedly one of the most dodgiest families in the Irish rich list. A family that from bankrupting their own huge insurance company while loaning money from that company, via loaning money from a bank to buy shares in the same bank – with disastrous results, to interfering with clear instructions from a court to the degree that the son and the nephew already got prison sentences and the father has ONE foot in prison with the second foot being close by. This dodgy family incredibly got EUR 2mio in donations from 50 donors (individuals and businesses). It was highlighted by Fergus Finlay, the CEO of the children’s charity Barnardos. How dodgy do the 50 have to be to be prepared to donate soo much money? www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/finlay-quinns-dont-deserve-donations-to-fight-fraud-case-568064.html

Elections on a Saturday?

For years people complain about the fact that elections/national votes are always on a Thursday or Friday. A strategy that – combined with the undemocratic fact that you can’t vote by letter ballot – makes it impossible for many to cast their vote if they work or go to university in another part of the country than where they declare their home. The government was never prepared to move the voting to a weekend. Strangely and surprisingly, now it is suddenly possible! The Children’s referendum will take place on Sat 10 Nov! What did suddenly change that makes the move to a weekend possible? www.merrionstreet.ie/index.php/2012/09/taoiseach-daenda-kenny-announces-polling-date-of-november-10th-for-childrens-referendum/?cat=3

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If you have some time during the week, have a look at the Open House website at www.openhouse.ie and plan your Open House visit for next week. There are lots of buildings and while a good few required pre-booking t his year, there will be still a majority of venues that do not require booking. If you h ave no clue what I am talking about ;-) , then wait until next week and I will explain all in the Dublin Event Guide next Friday. ;-)

Have an event-full time,

–Joerg

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