Dublin Event Guide 280: Lots and Lots of Halloween events, Dublin Flea Market, Rock ‘n’ Roll Bank Holiday Party

October 26th, 2012
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 280 | 26 October 2012

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Hi all!

Dublin Event Guide No 280 today!! Not the biggest “anniversary”, but round numbers are always something special. Interestingly it was No 260 when the new layout was launched and I think you all agree that the improvement is HUGE in comparison to the old Dublin Event Guide. 20 weeks later it is time to introduce another new feature or service and it is my to introduce the Dublin Event Guide Smart Phone App today!! Yes, a LOT of work has gone into that and a group of experts (not me!) was working on that for many many many MANY hours – parallel to their normal day job. This group of experts is from the great company iQ Content and you willr ead a bit more about them in today’s Dublin News.

We all have to thank iQ Content hugely and I genuinely hope you will support me in that. They have transformed the Dublin Event Guide completely. The content has always stayed the same and is still done by me, but the layout, the look, the identity, the logo , the website and now even a smart phone app, all this could not have happened without iQ Content.

So, please read the details about the app in the Dublin News and I hope you will enjoy it. It is a web app, so it is very easy to use and you find it at m.dublineventguide.com but this and all the details how to proceed from there are in the Dublin News Section, just scroll down to it! As with all the events, the app is not sold, but is available completely for free, however in return you HAVE to spread the word! ;-)

Now that the Dublin Event Guide not only looks nice, but is even mobile, I hope you will tell even more people about it! Oh, and make sure that they sign-up to the weekly newsletter even if they will often or maybe even mainly use the app. As you know strength is in numbers and our Dublin Event Guide Community is a lot more impactful if we stay strong and grow further, So the new app is not a replacement of the newsletter, it is just a complementary service.

Now, enjoy this week’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and don’t forget to let your friends know about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Send them to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) on the right hand side.

And if you like the new smart phone app, think about how much you would pay elsewhere for such a wonderful and helpful new service and consider donating that money for the up-keep of the Dublin Event Guide. I need to find EUR 170 every month to pay the cost for sending the Dublin Event Guide. So check your pockets and send me all your change. ;-) Any amount helps! Go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm

IQ Content organise a bit of a launch party last Wednesday for the app and I would have loved to see you all there, but I am sure you can imagine that this was not possible, so instead it was more in a smaller scale. But nevertheless new and upcoming Cake Designer LaTortaVita.com made a big and super cake for the event so that I could thank iQ Content. You DEFINITELY want to see that Cake!! :-) It features an edible Spire and edible Aviva Stadium, Liberty Hall, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Convention Centre, Four Courts, the Stephen’s Green Arch, the Liffey and even a Ha’Penny Bridge with the most minute realistic detail. It was an amazing cake. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/LaTortaVita (and click on LIKE if you like it!).

We are more than 10,700 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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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.

This week I had real opportunity to experience and see the following quote in action. It was Deepak Chopra who said

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.”

With that in mind, you can expect the chaos and instead to panic/worry/getting stressed you can just deal with it. I certainly had some chaos a few times around me this week, but it got all sorted! :-)

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Support

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

Last week Erica N, Aine C, Deirdre E, Valerie A, Stephen-Eamonn D, Doreen K, Paul M, Elaine K, Sarah S were the wonderful people that helped with a donation. All the 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 give something back!

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!).

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide: Louise F, Colin D, Philip McK, Catherine E, Melanie B, Irene H, Jo H, Ronan K, Clodagh O’C, Alison P, Claire H, Brian L, Therese O’R, Sean S, Zelie McG, Christian K, Esme E, Vincent R, Sophie P, Tom B, Barbara Q-B, Joan S, Catherine E, Deirdre I, Donna M, Conor R, Tom McM, Anna F, Corina R, Maite L-Sch, Aine C, Justin McC, Paul A, Enrique P, Kiera M, Sinead D and Sarah C, Anto K, A C, Lorraine M, Nikodem R, Stefanie N, Emma L, Brendan M, Margaret B, Karen D, Clare D, Paula R, Selina McC, Darragh D, Marta T, Rebecca T, Celina N, Caroline K, Nicola R, Brendan M, Carmel M, Wanda J, Clodagh C, Martin O’S, Orla K, Franziska B, Pawel B, Rosemarie L, Aisling S, Clodagh O’C, Aine G, Pauline R, Patricia O’N, Ryan M, Niamh S, Lesley C, Daniel C L, Nora O’K, Maureen P, Francesca F, Chantal S, Monika E, Anindya M, Carolyn McQ, William C, Pilar G, Susan D, Gordon S,Susan B, Rainey D-G, Johan S, Susanne B, Lorraine F, Fionn O’D, Frances K, Aidan G, Clodagh O’C, Tara R, Tracey O’C, Elaine B, John F, Trish C, Alexander F,Sophie L, Katie G, Ciaran O’C, Vick R,Lotte Ch, Rosemary K, Patrick O’C, Claire D, Eamonn U, Gerard Ph, Fiona F, Yvonne O’S, Sarah McC, Barry P, Stephanie C, Doreen K, William McC, Saoirse O’T, Geraldine R, Stephen-Eamonn D, Rhona D, Paul D, Jasmin B, Caroline M, Stephen S, Miriam B, Roslyn M, Nathalie M, Siobhan B, Eric O’F, Brian O’C, Caitriona McG, Mairin M, Beatrix K, Hans Martin W, Brian P, Adrian P, Anthony K, Fiona O’R, Erica N, Aine C, Deirdre E, Valerie A, Stephen-Eamonn D, Doreen K, Paul M, Elaine K, Sarah S and www.GravitationalFX.ie (An Irish Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing who offer affordable web design), www.FlamencoIndalo.com (A group that supports and promotes the art of Flamenco in Ireland.), www.oliviercornetgallery.com (A brand new Art Gallery in Temple Bar), www.Festivals.ie (Ireland’s festivals website, with key information on festivals in Ireland, UK and Europe), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, on the search for a new gallery venue) and www.a1computers.ie in Dun Laoghaire/Cabinteely (The Computer Repair Company that fixes computers, laptops, phones and Internet problems fast. Their Computer Shop sells computers, laptops and lo w priced printer cartridges). The main sponsor is www.KravMagaIreland.com , the self-defence training centre for everyone, which provides regular 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners.

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.

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

I will be in Germany for a few days from tomorrow, so I could say that I will let you find your own “Picks” today, but let me mention a small number of things:

Have a look at the Deer Rut in Phoenix Park tomorrow! An interesting event, I’d say!!

Then there are a number of markets this week again. The Ha’Penny Flea Market (Say Hi to Breda, who sells great Hats there!) and the Etsy Market on Saturday and the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday.

A very unusual event is the Music at Dawn on Monday at the Fumbally Exchange. Look at the time!

And then there is a book launch on Wednesday by comedian Colm Regan.

You have to go to all these events without me, but I will be back just in time for the next Dublin Event Guide! :-)

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Competitions

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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Brand New and Shiny Dublin Event Guide Smartphone App

May I formally introduce you to the newest addition to the Dublin Event Guide service portfolio: “Dublin for Free” is the Dublin Event Guide on the go! It is a web app that works on most smartphones and will allow you to bring the “Dublin Event Guide (For Free Events)” with you when you are out and about. It will also allow you to check out the current events when you are away from your computer or when the e-zine arrives late AGAIN on a Friday evening.The web app works on Android and on iOS and you can directly access it by putting m.dublineventguide.com in your mobile browser. There is an app in the iOS store and it will be in the Google Play store in the next few days, but you don’t need to dwonload anything.

When you went to m.dublineventguide.com on your browser and you want to put an icon on your homescreen, just do this:

For iOS:
+ When you’re looking at a web page, just hit “+” and select “Add to Home Screen”.

For Android:
+ Bookmark m.dublineventguide.com
+ Go to the home screen you want to add the link to
+ Long-press in an empty space to bring up the “Add to Home Screen” menu
+ Select “Shortcuts”
+ Select “Bookmark”
+ Choose your bookmark!

I will exlain a few features in the coming weeks, but for now, I suggest you check it out and explore it for yourself. The web app will not replace the weekly newsletter, instead it will complement it and will make the Dublin Event Guide better usable.

This wonderful app was created by iQ Content for free for you!! iQ Content is a user experience design consultancy. They design and build digital experiences for mobile, tablet and desktop that help clients achieve results for their business. And the great people in iQ Content are Dublin Event Guide Users, but wanted to make it more usable and mobile, so they created a wonderful new design, built a backend, beautified the e-zine AND wrote an app for us, Absolutely amazing! And all that for you for free. Check them out at www.iqcontent.com It was a big team that worked on it for thousands of hours (!!) and I will list all the names in the coming weeks, but today, I want to thank the Managing Director of iQ Content Morgan McKeagney and the Director of Innovation Ciarán Harris who was the main driver behind the project and who is an amazingly supportive and hard working individual who you can absolutely rely on.

If you like the app and want to join me in thanking iQ Content for all the work they did, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject “THANKS IQ CONTENT” I will aggregate your thanks and will forward them.

Dublin Cake by La Torta Vita

La Torta Vita, a new company and the best Cake Designer in Dublin and probably in Ireland (Yes, I am a bit biased, but proove me wrong! :-) ), made a huge, wonderful and delicious Dublin Cake for the Dublin Event Guide to thank the people in iQ Content for all the work they did. The cake was a Dublin-themed cake with a big spire on it and with a whole selection of iconic Dublin buildings. You HAVE to see the cake (or the pictures of it!). Go to www.facebook.com/LaTortaVita to see the whole cake and to see some detail pictures. And if you like wht you see, LIKE La Torta Vita’s Facebook Page. All buildings were edible, even the Spire. How about chewing on Ha’Penny Bridge, or biting into Four Courts or having a nibble on the Aviva Stadium?? Check it out on www.facebook.com/LaTortaVita

Antenna by iQContent

Do you want to have such a wonderful event publishing environment as the Dublin Event Guide became? You can have that too! Because the software and systems are freely available that are making the Event Guide to the organised and good looking publication it now is. iQ Content has decided to make the whole system available to other programmers for free so that other organisations and people can build and create similar newsletters and apps like the Dublin Event Guide. Super idea! The product is called “Antenna”. Check it out on www.GetAntenna.com You need to know Cake PHP and need to be able to understand programming a bit, but after that it is easy.

Mid-Term Museum Events for children

Because it is mid-term, the National Museums run additional events for children, check them out on www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Halloween Movie Horror

Although not free, these two events might interest some of you:

The Horrorthon 2012 is taking place in the IFI (Irish Film Archive) from 25-29 Oc. Films are all types of Horror films from classic to current. www.ifi.ie/horrorthon and a downloadable programme can be found here www.ifi.ie/wp-content/uploads/horror_2012_draft_03.pdf

Fright House is a similar event at the Lighthouse Cinema. It will run from 26-31 Oct. The programme includes screenings of: Suspiria, Child’s Play, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Mist, Poltergeist, Halloween, Room 236 and a special advanced screening of The Shining. All details are here Fright House.

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.

100 Objects

23 Oct – 02 Dec

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

Fintan O’Toole has chosen 99 remarkable objects, each of which opens a window on to an important moment in Irish history. You are invited to help choose the 100th object. Most come from the great trove of the National Museum of Ireland, a resource that is itself one of the wonders of Ireland. Others are from a variety of other institutions. They are not intended to be the 100 most remarkable objects on the island, or even to be a representative sample of the great collections. They are chosen simply for their ability to illuminate moments of change, development or crisis.

The exhibition in Collins Barracks shows the 10 items shortlisted to be the 100th object in the series. There is a public vote online (100objects.ie) and a ballot sheet in the Museum where you can help to choose which object defines our modern times.

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday 14:00-17:00. Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays

Istanbul City as Palimpsest

26 Oct – 16 Nov (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:30, Sat: 12:00-15:00)

darc space, 26 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

Istanbul City as Palimpsest: An exhibition of design thesis projects and works from the inaugural Masters of Architecture Course at CCAE Cork School of Architecture, (Joint initiative UCC/CIT). www.darcspace.ie

The Windows Project

25 Oct – 07 Nov

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

The Windows Project is an exhibition featuring art from prisoners participating in art workshops in Dublin and Manchester. The Exhibition Opening will take place on Sat 27 Oct from 18:30-22:30 and it is a free event. On Sun 28 Oct from 19:00-23:00 there will be free film screenings of short films and a documentary as part of the exhibition. www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Decorated Pumpkin Competition & Exhibition

Sun 21 Oct – Sun 04 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This is the 4th year for this popular children’s event, where all the entries will be on display over a two-week period. Use your ingenuity, decorate your own unique pumpkin and enter it in the competition, it will be included in the exhibition and you may even win a prize. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Friday 26 Oct

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Focus Ireland Open Day

09:00 – 17:00, Fri 26 Oct

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

This is a Focus Ireland Open Day to showcase arts&crafts, live music and other activities. Volunteers are welcome.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Innovation Dublin

09:00, Fri 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Innovation Dublin Festival will take place from 15-26 Oct, it is a collection of events that have a common theme, which is Innovation in Dublin, but are not necessarily linked in any other way. Many events are free, others are not. Some are booked out already (e.g. the Dublin Talks), others will book out really fast. I recommend that you have a look at the programme at www.innovationdublin.ie/festival/2012/event_listing/ and check if you wan to pre-book anything. Unfortunately the website does not clearly specify if an event is free or not, so you might have to do a bit of searching before you can be certain.

www.innovationdublin.ie/festival/2012/

Your Business Day – Mentor Sessions

09:00 – 17:00, Fri 26 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

If you have an idea for a new business or if you have recently started and have questions about the idea or the new start-up, you can get 30min with a mentor from the Dublin City Enterprise Board for free. Even if you are established and need help for the next steps there is help available. On Friday the Your Business Day takes place and lots of Mentor Sessions are provided. Youhave to book at www.dceb.ie/event-calendar/Your-Business-Day-2012

Your Business Day – Talks

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 26 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

A programme of talks at the “Your Business Day” informs you about a whole range of subjects:
Grow your business on the web
Innovation models for SMEs seminar
Software & business innovations
Design and innovation seminar
Learn from business experience
Giving the message
Finance to grow your business
The talks are complemented by Mentor Sessions with one of 15 mentors. For all details check the website.

www.dceb.ie/Your-Business-Day-2012

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 26 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, Fri 26 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

Winning at Negotiation

12:30 – 13:30, Fri 26 Oct

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

In context with Innovation Dublin, Robert Farrell will talk about ‘Winning at Negotiation’. The presentation is designed for both the public and business communities. It gives an introduction to negotiation, how to prepare for a negotiation, the negotiation process and traps to avoid.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.innovationdublin.ie/festival/2012/events?keywords=negotiation&category=&datefrom=Festival+Start&dateto=Festival+End&submit.x=0&submit.y=0

Fiction Writing Workshop – Stop Look Listen Festival

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 26 Oct

County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Fiction Writing Workshop will take place as part of the “Stop Look Listen” Festival, the dlr Youth Arts Festival from 25 Oct – 03 Nov. Chris Binchy will run the workshop and booking is required by ringing Mary on 01-2047978 or sending an e-mail to grainstore@dlrcoco.ie Admission is free.

The workshop is focusing on themes explored in the exhibition “Out of the doors and in or into the open air”. Particularly, the idea of new beginnings, new starts and setting out on new adventures.

Check the complete festival programme here www.dlrgrainstore.ie/media/STOPlooklisten.pdf

www.dlrgrainstore.ie

Gerard Stembridge – Lunchtime Reading

13:05, Fri 26 Oct

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

Writer and director Gerard Stembridge, who wrote the screenplay for Ordinary Decent Criminal (starring Kevin Spacey Linda Fiorentino) and co-wrote Nora, a film about James Joyce and Nora Barnacle Starring Ewan McGregor and Susan Lynch has directed the films Guiltrip, Black Day at Black Rock, Alarm and About Adam. On Friday he will read from his third novel “Unspoken”.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Fri 26 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/

www.ifi.ie/

Autumn Ideal Home Show

14:00 – 21:30, Fri 26 Oct

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Ideal Home Show is Ireland’s Biggest Exhibition for Home Owners, and while Home Extension & Renovation, Home Energy Advice and Interior Design Advice are corner stones of the show, you will also find interesting things there if you are just interested about homes and interior design or if you plan to be a home owner in the future.

The exhibition will run from Friday until Monday. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are free if you pre-register on the website. On Sun+Mon the tickets are EUR 15 per person.

I quite like the show out of pure curiosity and did go regularly for the last few years, but since building, buying, renovating and extending homes became somewhat less popular, the show has suffered a bit.

www.idealhome.ie/

Halloween at Hughes & Hughes – Santry

18:30, Fri 26 Oct

Hughes & Hughes, Omni Park Shopping Centre, Santry, Dublin 9

Local historian and Glasnevin Cemetery resident tour guide Shane MacThomàis will read stories from his book “Dead Interesting”. There will be refreshments and you can enjoy stories of famous, infamous and just plain interesting Irish people interred in Glasnevin and other Dublin cemeteries. Admission is free and all are welcome.

There will be other Halloween events for children over the next few days and you can check it out at the website below.

www.hughesandhughes.ie/content/halloween-santry

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 26 Oct

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers will meet at the Martello tower car park in Sandymount to observe the first quarter Moon.

www.irishastrosoc.org/wordpress/

Return to Fingal 2012

20:00, Fri 26 Oct

Fingal (various)

The “Return to Fingal” Trad Music Festival is taking place from 25-29 Oct in North Dublin, particularly Naul, Garristown, Swords, Lusk and Ballyboughal. If you are interested in Traditional Music you will find lots of free sessions here over the next few days. The full programme is on the website and most events are free. The festival is organised by the Scoil Seamus Ennis.

www.scoilseamusennis.com/

History of Flamenco

20:30 – 22:30, Fri 26 Oct

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

A talk by Jeronimo Utrilla about the “History of Flamenco” will take place in context with the Dublin Flamenco Festival. Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 is suggested.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Halloween Film Night

21:00 – 23:00, Fri 26 Oct

Arts Technology Research Lab, Unit 13/14, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 1

A Halloween Film Night at the Arts Technology Research Lab will feature a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932) with a live and reinterpreted soundtrack performed by Aidan Delaney. Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/24155.html

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 Oct

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 26 Oct: Stepaside, Sat 27 Oct: Halloween Fancy Dress Party with 20th Century Gold, prizes for Best Dressed, Sun 28 Oct: The Hustlers

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Left, Right and Centre

21:00, Fri 26 Oct

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The Left Right & Centre play renditions and tributes to the music of the greats such as the great Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly and all the Kings, Freddie, Albert and BB. The band comprises of Ed Deane on Guitar, John Quearney on Bass and Noel Bridgeman on drums. Admission is free.

Urban Mojo Blues Band

22:00, Fri 26 Oct

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

The Urban Mojo Blues Band will be in Mother Reilly’s this Friday.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Saturday 27 Oct

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 27 Oct

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/

Deer Rut in Phoenix Park

09:00, Sat 27 Oct

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Join the Irish Wildlife Dublin Branch in the Phoenix Park to watch male Fallow Deer face off for the right to mate. Listen for their strange calls and the clash of antlers and watch as they strut their stuff like gladiators in an arena. An impressive spectacle! Meeting is at the papal Cross at 09:00. Admission is free and no booking required.

iwt.ie/events/

Dublin Food Co-op

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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

Bram Stoker Festival — All booked out!

10:00, Sat 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is the first year for the Bram Stoker Festival and it is so popular that all free events are booked out and most non-free events are also sold out. I mention it here just for completeness and because many might have seen the advertisement on Dublin Street Advertisement. Bram Stoker is the author of Dracula and he was born in Dublin.

www.bramstokerfestival.com

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Oct

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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/

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 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, Sat 27 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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Oct

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Dux & Co will offer food and the Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Hallowfest – Family Fun Day

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

Spawell Leisure Centre, Wellington Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W

Hallowfest is a whole series of Halloween-themed events, organised by South Dublin County Tourism. The Family Fun Day this year takes place on Saturday and provides Halloween-themed face painting, fancy dress, balloon sculpting. There will also be free golf activities, football coaching and gymboree play & music games.

www.hallowfestdublin.com/

The global struggle for food and water – Film Screenings

12:00, Sat 27 Oct

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

The Progressive Film Club is inviting to a screening of three films on the topic of the struggle for food and water throughout the world.The films are:

12:00: Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
13:50: Edible City (2012)
15:10: Water on the Table (2010)

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/film.php?film_id=29&gi_sn=508a6df32336e|0

Toejam & Etsy Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 27 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

This is a craft market at The Bernard Shaw as part of The Beatyard Festival. Loads of stalls, food and drink. Admission is free.

etsyireland.blogspot.ie/

Halloween Book Reading (in Irish) – Dundrum

13:00, Sat 27 Oct

Hughes & Hughes, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Carmel Ui Cheallaigh will read from her book “Spidey” (in Irish). In addition there will be Halloween Crafts and Competitions all weekend. Prizes are available for the best fancy dress.

www.hughesandhughes.ie/content/halloween-dundrum

Homo Sapiens Project – Experimental Film Society

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 27 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Experimental Film Society in association with the Chester Beatty Library presents Homo Sapiens Project by Rouzbeh Rashidi. Homo Sapiens Project is an series of personal video works by Rouzbeh Rashidi initiated in August 2011 for both online and screen context. They are highly experimental, part cryptic film diaries and part impressionistic portraits of places and people. www.homosapiensproject.tumblr.com Admission is free and all are welcome,

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

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Sat 27 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/

www.ifi.ie/

Creative Writing Hour – NOT THIS WEEK!

13:30, Sat 27 Oct

Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Due to the bank holiday weekend, the next Ink Slingers will take place on 03 Nov.

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

Autumn Ideal Home Show

14:00 – 21:30, Sat 27 Oct

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Ideal Home Show is Ireland’s Biggest Exhibition for Home Owners, and while Home Extension & Renovation, Home Energy Advice and Interior Design Advice are corner stones of the show, you will also find interesting things there if you are just interested about homes and interior design or if you plan to be a home owner in the future.

The exhibition will run from Friday until Monday. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are free if you pre-register on the website. On Sun+Mon the tickets are EUR 15 per person.

I quite like the show out of pure curiosity and did go regularly for the last few years, but since building, buying, renovating and extending homes became somewhat less popular, the show has suffered a bit.

www.idealhome.ie/

Chinese Museums Tour

14:00, Sat 27 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

This event is exclusively for all Chinese people in Dublin or Chinese speaking people in Dublin. A Community Ambassador Tour in Mandarin will take place with Tiendong Yang. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Halloween at Swan Shopping Centre – Super Spooky!?

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

Swan Shopping Centre, Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Swan Centre in Rathmines is inviting to a Fancy Dress Parade with Spot Prizes, free Balloon Modelling and free Face Painting. According to information on broadsheet.ie, this might be the most spooky Halloween event in whole Dublin because “celebrity witch” Twink will be there. Twink is scary indeed and some might call her a witch.

www.broadsheet.ie/2012/10/24/celebrity-witch/

Family Programme

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 27 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A free Family Workshop entitled “Ghosts, Goblins and Furry Friends” with Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire will take place. (Ages 4-10)

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ghouls ‘N Goblins

15:00 – 17:00, Sat 27 Oct

Pavilion Quarter, The Metals, Seafront, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

“To celebrate Halloween there’ll be ghoulish face painting, prizes and lots of make & do! Free samples of ghoulish gastro will be on offer so come dressed in your craziest costume & the Pavilion Quarter witch will judge the scariest one.”

www.dlrevents.ie/pq.html

Halloween at Hughes & Hughes – Stephen’s Green

15:00, Sat 27 Oct

Hughes & Hughes, St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2

A number of Halloween events including “Spooky Storytime” will take place. There will be prizes for the best costume as well, snacks, games, activities and lots more.

www.hughesandhughes.ie/content/halloween-stephens-green

Japanese Whiskey Workshop

16:00, Sat 27 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

A small taste ‘n’ talk on Japanese Whiskey will take place in the Berard Shaw pub as part of the Beatyard Festival. Taking you from 1917 when a Japanese Chemistry student working in a Glaswegian distillery brought the secrets of the Hazelburn distillery back East and created a new chapter in Whiskey. You will be tasting 3 highly rated Japanese whiskeys; Nikka, Yamazaki 12 year old (Japan’s No1 whiskey) and Yoichi (labeled in the top 47 brands in the world). There will also be free Sushi.

m.bodytonicmusic.com/events/3358/

Thrill the World

18:00 – 21:30, Sat 27 Oct

National Basketball Arena, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

The Carers Association is Ireland’s national charity for and of Family Carers in the Home and they are inviting to a Family Fun Day (or rather Evening). There will be music acts, facepainting and, at 20:00, a world record attempt, which is part of a global world record attempt for the most people dancing simultaneously to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and dressed as zombies.

Last year the same organisation ran this event in the Point Village, just outside the O2 and the crowd was rather small. Let’s hope that this time more people will go.

To be part of the world record attempt you have to register at www.carersassociation.ie/supportus_thriller_form.php No deadline for registration is mentioned but to be sure that you are not too late, you might want to check with the organiser at rhondadunphy@live.ie

www.facebook.com/ThrilltheWorldDublin

Cocktail Class with Sailor Jerrys

19:00 – 21:00, Sat 27 Oct

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

A Cocktail Class with Sailor Jerrys will take place and will give opportunity for plenty of tasting and insight to all taking part. Admission is free. www.fubacachaca.com

m.bodytonicmusic.com/events/3352/

John Joyce – Book Launch

19:00, Sat 27 Oct

Hughes & Hughes, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Dr John Joyce will launch his latest book “Fire & Ice” and admission is free to this public event with light refreshments, a presentation by Dr Joyce on the fascinating themes of ESP and remote viewing and a book signing.

www.hughesandhughes.ie/content/book-launch-fire-ice

Odd Socks Revival

19:00, Sat 27 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Odd Socks Revival are a 4-piece funk-rock and blues band, based in Dublin but from Sligo. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/15160

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 27 Oct

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

Able Archer

20:00, Sat 27 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Able Archer are a 5-piece rock band from Dublin and they will perform in the Workman’s Club.

www.theworkmansclub.com/2012/10/10/able-archer-271012/

Blackcat Present Eleanor Tiernan

20:00, Sat 27 Oct

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Eleanor Tiernan (+ guest) is performing Comedy in the Twisted Pepper. Read more about her impressive track record on the website.

m.bodytonicmusic.com/events/3268/

Empire Saints – EP Launch

20:00, Sat 27 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Empire Saints launch their EP and admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Return to Fingal 2012

20:00, Sat 27 Oct

Fingal (various)

The “Return to Fingal” Trad Music Festival is taking place from 25-29 Oct in North Dublin, particularly Naul, Garristown, Swords, Lusk and Ballyboughal. If you are interested in Traditional Music you will find lots of free sessions here over the next few days. The full programme is on the website and most events are free. The festival is organised by the Scoil Seamus Ennis.

www.scoilseamusennis.com/

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 27 Oct

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

Scared Shortless 2

20:00, Sat 27 Oct

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

EatMyShorts will present the sickets, darkest, bllodiest short films to the basement of Twisted Pepper on Sunday. :-) There will be “popcorn, ghoulish treats & frights galore” and it is my understanding that Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/285827761525549/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 27 Oct

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 26 Oct: Stepaside, Sat 27 Oct: Halloween Fancy Dress Party with 20th Century Gold, prizes for Best Dressed, Sun 28 Oct: The Hustlers

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Summer Time to Winter Time

23:55, Sat 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Before you go to bed on Saturday remember that the time changes from Summer Time to Winter Time this night. So you have to put your clocks one hour back.

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Change the time

08:00, Sun 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Did you change that clock last night? From today until March the Winter Time or Standard Time is applicable again. Watch out, some mobile phones adjust automatically. So if you ALSO adjust, not knowing that your smart phone is really smart, then you are one hour out in the other direction!

Bram Stoker Festival — All booked out!

10:00, Sun 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is the first year for the Bram Stoker Festival and it is so popular that all free events are booked out and most non-free events are also sold out. I mention it here just for completeness and because many might have seen the advertisement on Dublin Street Advertisement. Bram Stoker is the author of Dracula and he was born in Dublin.

www.bramstokerfestival.com

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 28 Oct

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place on Sun. 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. The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. There are over 60 stalls selling everything from vintage clothes to second hand bikes, pretty much every thing you would expect from a flea market.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dublin-Flea-Market/144081015625205

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 28 Oct

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 28 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, Sun 28 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 28 Oct

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

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

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 28 Oct

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

Return to Fingal 2012

12:00, Sun 28 Oct

Fingal (various)

The “Return to Fingal” Trad Music Festival is taking place from 25-29 Oct in North Dublin, particularly Naul, Garristown, Swords, Lusk and Ballyboughal. If you are interested in Traditional Music you will find lots of free sessions here over the next few days. The full programme is on the website and most events are free. The festival is organised by the Scoil Seamus Ennis.

www.scoilseamusennis.com/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 John Buckley, who celebrates his 60th year with a concert of his music.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/719-john-buckley-at-60

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:00, Sun 28 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/

www.ifi.ie/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 28 Oct

varies

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

Halloween Event in Phoenix Park

14:30, Sun 28 Oct

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Halloween Event Sunday October 28th

On Sunday A Halloween Event will take place at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Dare to come along and meet creepy crawlies, lizards and bull frogs with ecologist Dale Threadwell. There will also be a demonstration of pumpkin carving. Admission is free and booking is essential on 01 677 0095.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,22587,en.html

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 28 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Yeats and the Cartoon – Public Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 28 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The title of this free talk is “Jack of All Trades: Yeats and the Cartoon” with Pauline Swords, National Gallery of Ireland.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Samhain – Haunted Forest at Marlay Park

15:30 – 20:30, Sun 28 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

On Sunday 28 Oct Marlay Park will be a free “fright fest of spooky thrills and chills” for Halloween. Masses of Families come to Marlay Park in their Halloween costumes every year for a spooky walk through the haunted forest with ghosts and ghouls and frightful sights. There will be “freaky fog, ghastly spiders and skeletons, creepy eyeballs and pumpkins, the spine chilling boat house preachers and menacing witches and demons.” The walk is approx. 1.5km long and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Every year there are more families coming and for that reason it is required to have a free wristband this year to get admission.

Wristbands can be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Saturday 20+27 Oct and – if there are any wristbands left – on Sun 28 Oct from 10:00-15:00 behind Marlay House. Entry times to the Haunted Walk are 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30. Your wristband will be colour coded and you will only get access at the allocated time.

There is limited car parking in the car park off College Rd.
Unlike in previous years, there will be NO fireworks this year!

www.dlrevents.ie/samhain12.html

Saucy Sundays – POSTPONED TO MONDAY

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

Saucy Sunday always moves their event to the Monday if the Monday is a bank holiday, so check out the listings for Monday.

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

Kwame Drumming Workshop

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

A free Djembe Workshop takes place in the Exchange.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Rock ‘n’ Roll Bank Holiday Party

17:00, Sun 28 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Every Bank Holiday the Workman’s Club invites to a party with a whole range of live acts (Harbour Master, Legion of Ape, Princess, GANGS, The Notas, Spies) and the Workman’s Karaoke Club.

www.theworkmansclub.com/2012/10/11/the-final-rocknroll-all-dayer-of-2012-281012-2/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 28 Oct

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

The Gospel Mass will not take place on a Bank Holiday Weekend but will be back next week. – The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass invites to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known choirs in Ireland will sing during the mass and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. This Sunday’s headliner is Gearoid Farrelly.

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 28 Oct

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

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 the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 28 Oct

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

21:45 – 01:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 Penny Wentworth, The Rusty Fixtures, Eazy Tiger and Juliet’s Rescue.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 28 Oct

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 29 Oct

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Music at Dawn

06:00, Mon 29 Oct

The Fumbally Cafe, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

No, the time is NO mistake! This gig is really starting at 06:00 in the morning. Jennifer Evans will perform and she is supported by Alabaster De Plume. Admission is free and the Fumbally Cafe will serve Egg on Brioche (not free). If you are an early riser OR if you are on your way home from a long night out, you might want to check this event out,

thefumbally.ie/2012/10/jennifer-evans-at-dawn/

Bank Holiday Monday

08:55, Mon 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is the last bank holiday before Christmas, so make the most of it. There are not too many events and the City Centre will be dominated by the Dublin City Marathon, but all shops will be open and if the weather is good, maybe you will find even something better to do. Don’t forget that public transport usually work on a weekend schedule, but bus lanes are active. Pay & Display parking will not be enforced, but Wheelchair car park spaces and loading bays are off limit!

Dublin Marathon

09:00 – 16:00, Mon 29 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The 33rd Dublin Marathon is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday. It will start at 09:00 and the fastest runners take just over 2 hours, but the slow walkers have 7 hours to finish the course ( dublinmarathon.ie/general_course.php ) It starts in Fitzwilliam Street and goes onto Leeson Street and Stepehen’s Green from there. The finish after 42 km is at Merrion Square. Around 13,000 participants are expected but if you want to take part, you will have to wait until next year because registration is closed since 31 August.

The reason why I include it here is because it is a major spectacle in Dublin and you can cheer on the runners at lots of points throughout the city. If you plan to travel in Dublin on Monday, you better check the diversions, ( dublinmarathon.ie/general_course.php ) because traffic will be affected in many areas.

For many years the Marathon was supported by Adidas and Lifestyle Sports. In 2011 the National Lottery took over as a sponsor with a 3 year plan and many people and media outlets think that they are still supporting the event, but in May the National Lottery pulled out and for that reason there is no main sponsor this year and there will also be NO TV coverage of the event, not even highlights of the race. www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/athletics-dublin-marathon-loses-sponsor-3096892.html

dublinmarathon.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 29 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

Korean Flash Mob Rehearsal

13:00 – 17:00, Mon 29 Oct

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

A rehearsal for a Korean Flash Mob at Halloween will take place. The organisers describe it as a K-pop dance thing. The rehearsal is free and everyone is welcome.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Mon 29 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/

www.ifi.ie/

Return to Fingal 2012

14:00, Mon 29 Oct

Fingal (various)

The “Return to Fingal” Trad Music Festival is taking place from 25-29 Oct in North Dublin, particularly Naul, Garristown, Swords, Lusk and Ballyboughal. If you are interested in Traditional Music you will find lots of free sessions here over the next few days. The full programme is on the website and most events are free. The festival is organised by the Scoil Seamus Ennis.

www.scoilseamusennis.com/

Sculpture with Lola

16:00 – 18:00, Mon 29 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

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 22:30, Mon 29 Oct

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

The Saucy Sunday line-up this week is Fox.e & The Good Hands, Wicker Bones, Lynda Lucas, Noisy Coincidence, Frank Franko, The Holy Sparks, Lisa McLaughlin.

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

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:00, Mon 29 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 29 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 line up is Kevin McGahern, Neil Hickey with support from Alan Hurley, John Sheehan & Danny O’Brien (MC)

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

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 29 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

Tuesday 30 Oct

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 30 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

Grimms Fairy Tales

12:00, Tue 30 Oct

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Celebrate 200 years of the Brother Grimms’ Fairy Tales. On Tues 30 Oct, Wed 31 Oct, Thurs 01 Nov and Fri 02 Nov at 12:00 and 15:00 each day, the Dublin City Public Libraries in Rathmines and in Cabra will present screenings of new film versions of three of the most popular of Grimms’ Fairy Tales; Rapunzel, Snow White/Schneewitchen and Sleeping Beauty/Dornroeschen. The screenings are in German, with English sub-titles. The familiar tales can be easily followed by viewers aged 7 to 107.

Timings and addresses can be found on the website. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/cbf_2012_GrimmsFilms.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Tue 30 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/

www.ifi.ie/

Ricochet Theatre Group

14:00 – 18:00, Tue 30 Oct

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

A free and open theatre group is meeting on Tuesday (14:00-18:00) and on Wednesday (12:00-17:00). If you have time and are interested, try it out!

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Human metabolism and the weighty subject of obesity

18:30, Tue 30 Oct

Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The public lecture in the School of Biochemistry & Immunology “Human metabolism and the weighty subject of obesity” will take place. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/24214.html

Flutensemble Nicola Sala

19:00, Tue 30 Oct

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

The Flutensemble Nicola Sala will perform on Tuesday. It is not specifically mentioned that the event is free, but going by previous similar events, I expect that there will be no charge. However, you might want to get confirmation IF you can find a phone number for the Institute. I had difficulties finding a number. Maybe try administration.iicdublino@esteri.it

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=446&citta=Dublino

Peregrine Reading with Morgan Llywelyn & Mike McCormack

19:30, Tue 30 Oct

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

Morgan Llywelyn and Mike McCormack will read at the Irish Writers’ Centre, as part of a series of prose readings, Peregrine Readings.

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

Tango Taster Class

19:30 – 20:30, Tue 30 Oct

Belvedere Hotel, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

If you are new to Tango, but always wanted to try, this is for you. DublinTango are offering a free Tango Taster Class – just come along on Tuesday and try. It is a drop in class and there is no partner required. If you have further questions, contact dublintango@gmail.com

www.dublintango.com

Dublin Live Art Festival

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 30 Oct

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

The Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) will take place from 31 Oct – 04 Nov and on Tuesday is the opening event with Unit 1 in the Exchange Dublin. Unit 1 is a monthly exhibition of life performance art on the last Tuesday of every month. Check out the details about the Live Art Festival here dublinliveartfestival.blogspot.ie/p/programme.html and find the Performance Art Network here www.facebook.com/pages/Performance-Art-Network/172217622879628

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 30 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

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 30 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. This Tuesday, the line-up is: Entheos (Original Folk) and Tristan Carroll (Original/Folk). Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/grand-folk-club-0

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 30 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.

Wednesday 31 Oct

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 31 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

Grimms Fairy Tales

12:00, Wed 31 Oct

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Celebrate 200 years of the Brother Grimms’ Fairy Tales. On Tues 30 Oct, Wed 31 Oct, Thurs 01 Nov and Fri 02 Nov at 12:00 and 15:00 each day, the Dublin City Public Libraries in Rathmines and in Cabra will present screenings of new film versions of three of the most popular of Grimms’ Fairy Tales; Rapunzel, Snow White/Schneewitchen and Sleeping Beauty/Dornroeschen. The screenings are in German, with English sub-titles. The familiar tales can be easily followed by viewers aged 7 to 107.

Timings and addresses can be found on the website. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/cbf_2012_GrimmsFilms.aspx

Dublinia – Archaeology Month

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 31 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 and there 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 “Under the Microscope” 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

The upcoming talks are:
10 Oct: Dr. Eileen Reilly, Environmental Archaeologist: ‘Beetles, Bones, Seeds and Wood – The role of the Environmental Archaeologist”
17 Oct: Dr Barra O Donnabhain, Osteo-Archaeologist, UCC: ‘You are what you eat: Diet and Identity in Viking Age Dublin’
24 Oct: Dr. Aoife Daly, Dendrochronologist, UCD: “Viking ships and the Science of Time”
31 Oct: Jennifer Mulrooney, Conservator, National Museum of Ireland: “Discovering Viking Dublin using Investigative Conservation Techniques”

www.dublinia.ie/events-page.html

Hamilton – Lunchtime Lecture

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 31 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

‘Hamilton: mathematician and romantic’ with Professor Luke Drury, President of the RIA, is the first talk in the Atumn/Winter Lunchtime Lecture Series of the Royal Irish Academy. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Autumn-Winter-lunchtime-lecture-series-.aspx

Archive at Lunchtime – October – IFI

13:10, Wed 31 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/

www.ifi.ie/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 31 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

Hallowfest – The Haunted Walk

17:00 – 19:00, Wed 31 Oct

Tallaght (various)

The Haunted Walk will take place in Tallaght and Clondalkin.

The Tallaght Walk will go from Tallaght IT to Chamber Square (next to County Hall).
The Clondalkin event will meet at Collinstown Park Spors Complex.

Check all details and find out aboutmore Halloween events on the website below.

www.hallowfestdublin.com/

Pugin’s Vision and Irish Heritage

18:00, Wed 31 Oct

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

The next event in the RDS Speaker series is a talk by John Maiben Gilmartin entitled “Pugin’s Vision and Irish Heritage”.

“Augustus Pugin born in March 1812, was one of the most famous architects of the Victorian era. He first visited Ireland in 1838 where he was to realise many Irish undertakings. His architecture was to have a strong influence on the Catholic culture of Ireland beyond his own day. His vision influenced other architects also, not only his son who built Cobh Cathedral, but also J. J. McCarthy and William Hague who built the Cathedrals of St. Patrick’s (Armagh) and St. Macartan’s (Monaghan) respectively.”

Find a lot more detail on the website below. Admission is free, but booking is required via the website.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1099907

The Archaeology of the Work of Art

18:00, Wed 31 Oct

Tercentenary, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

This lecture by Giorgio Agamben is part of the Biopolitics, Society and Performance Conference at TCD 31 October – 2 November 2012 organised by the School of Drama, Film and Music. All are welcome. The website doesn’t state explicitly that it is a free events, so you might want to check with curtisc@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/24266.html

Colm Regan – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 31 Oct

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

Irish Comedian Colm O’Regan is launching his brand new book “‘Isn’t it Well for Ye?: The Book of Irish Mammies’

@IrishMammies has been a Twitter hit with quirky advice being given out by an Irish Mammie, a.k.a. Colm O’Regan. Now there is a book and you can be at the launch in the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free and all are welcome.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Halloween – Two Bone Chilling Tales

19:30, Wed 31 Oct

Doyle’s Bar, College Street, Dublin 1

Wolfticket Theatre presents a Halloween Showcase of two original chilling modern Gothic plays. “Butterflies” and “Corpse on the Road”. Admission is free, but tickets are limited so you need to book via barry@wolfticket.ie

www.wolfticket.ie

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 31 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 31 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/

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 31 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).

Thursday 01 Nov

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Children’s mid term break workshops

11:00 – 15:45, Thu 01 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

During the autumn mid term break the library is hosting practical science workshops for children in co-operation with Anyone 4 Science. The workshops are based around some of the themes covered in the Library’s “Particles of the Past” exhibition.

The workshops are
+ Kitchen Science (5-8 years)
+ Electricity (5-8 years)
+ Electricity (9-12 years)
+ Investigating matter (9-12yrs)

Find out times and content on the website of the NLI.

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

The Ferocious Mingle Market

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

Grimms Fairy Tales

12:00, Thu 01 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Celebrate 200 years of the Brother Grimms’ Fairy Tales. On Tues 30 Oct, Wed 31 Oct, Thurs 01 Nov and Fri 02 Nov at 12:00 and 15:00 each day, the Dublin City Public Libraries in Rathmines and in Cabra will present screenings of new film versions of three of the most popular of Grimms’ Fairy Tales; Rapunzel, Snow White/Schneewitchen and Sleeping Beauty/Dornroeschen. The screenings are in German, with English sub-titles. The familiar tales can be easily followed by viewers aged 7 to 107.

Timings and addresses can be found on the website. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/cbf_2012_GrimmsFilms.aspx

Lunchtime Market

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 01 Nov

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

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

www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php

First Thursday Dublin

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 01 Nov

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. In the meantime 47 galleries and venue are taking part and it is getting bigger and bigger. It is like a Culture Night for Galleries! ;-)

templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin

The Reality of Science Fiction – Panel Discussion

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 01 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“The Reaility of Science Fiction: A Panel Discussion on Science and Sci-Fi” is the topic of a panel discussion with a scientist, a science fiction writer, and an expert on the relationship between the two – discuss the relationship between sci-fi and science.

Does sci-fi influence the direction of scientific research? How do sci-fi writers draw inspiration from real science? What happens when the two professions come together to work on a project?

Admission is free, but registration is required.

sciencegallery.com/events/2012/11/reality-science-fiction-panel-discussion-science-and-sci-fi

Evie Blake – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 01 Nov

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

Noelle Harrison uses the pen name Evie Blake for her racy novels. This one plays in Venice in the 1920s. The Book Launch of her new book “Valentina” takes place on Thursday. Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Thu 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

The Turk’s Head, Parliament Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Friday 02 Nov

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Grimms Fairy Tales

12:00, Fri 02 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Celebrate 200 years of the Brother Grimms’ Fairy Tales. On Tues 30 Oct, Wed 31 Oct, Thurs 01 Nov and Fri 02 Nov at 12:00 and 15:00 each day, the Dublin City Public Libraries in Rathmines and in Cabra will present screenings of new film versions of three of the most popular of Grimms’ Fairy Tales; Rapunzel, Snow White/Schneewitchen and Sleeping Beauty/Dornroeschen. The screenings are in German, with English sub-titles. The familiar tales can be easily followed by viewers aged 7 to 107.

Timings and addresses can be found on the website. Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/cbf_2012_GrimmsFilms.aspx

Sinead Moriarty – Lunchtime Reading

13:05, Fri 02 Nov

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

Dublin-born author Sinéad Moriarty, whose last three novels all went straight in at number 1 in the Irish charts and who has written a total of eight novels, will read.

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

Greek Folk Dance

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 02 Nov

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

A free Greek Folk Dance class open to all. Contact Katerini Papathanasiou on papath.kat@gmail.com

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Wounds, Kid Karate & Vacant

20:00, Fri 02 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Punk and rock band Wounds will be supported by 2-piece band Kid Karate and by Vacant. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/15421

Events Coming Up

Corn Flakes and Commerce with Dana Strong

Thurs 08 Nov – 07:00-08:45

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Corn Flakes and Commers is a business executive breakfast at the National College of Ireland. On 08 Nov, Dana Strong (CEO of UPC Ireland) will talk about “Cornflakes, commerce and communications – Dana Strong on Ireland’s digital future”. Admission is free, but booking is required and spaces are limited. Go to www.ncirl.ie/Events/Corn_Flakes_and_Commerce_with_Dana_Strong

Fingal Writers’ Festival

02-10 Nov

Fingal County Libraries

This is the third Fingal Writers’ Festival and again it is full with events, most of them free. However, booking is required and some of them are already booked out, so if you are interested in any of the events, check availability as soon as possible. There are book writing workshops, screen writing workshops, song writing workshops and rhyming workshops, Open Mics for Poets and readings. The full programme is here www.fingalarts.ie/writing3.0/?cat=1

Dublin Mountain Walks

November Walks

The Dublin Mountain Partnership is organising regular walks in the Dublin mountains. They always request pre-booking and the deadline for the pre-booking is usually well in advance of the event. November walks have not been announced yet, but if there is a walk on the second weekend, you will possibly have to have booked it before you get next week’s Dublin Event Guide. So if you are interested, check out www.dublinmountains.ie/news/latest_news/ and go to “Upcoming Events” before next Friday.

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