Dublin Event Guide 292: Which Course?, Brocante Market, Temple Bar Trad Fest

January 18th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 292 | 18 January 2013

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Hi all!

What a mad week! The big news of HMV’s closure, Horse DNA in Beef Burgers and Lance Armstrongs admission to have cheated for 7 years and today then the awful weather here and snow chaos in part of the UK, definitely took all the limelight. I hardly remember who is the Taoiseach of this country. ;-) I was somewhat affected by the HMV closure because I had a EUR 100 gift card, which is now worthless. But that is unfortunately life. The employees in HMV or any other employees that lost their jobs in other companies are affected more. Did you for example know that Sin É was closed in the beginning of January, then sold and then re-opened but that in the process all previous staff were kicked out? There are lots more things that we don’t even hear about in different companies.

Now we could become all negative and feel sorry for each other or we can look for opportunities. Easier said than done if you have lost your job, but if we are honest, the ONLY way to find another job (as hard as it is) if we have the attitude of looking for opportunities instead of staring at the bad news. Let’s try that together! Have a look around you and see what positive things are around you. Maybe it is a picture on your wall that triggers a memory. Maybe it is a friend who has a good chat with you. Maybe it is a song. Maybe it is a sun ray (in a few days) or a flower or even just the picture of a cute cat or dog that you found on someone’s Facebook profile. I guarantee you that if you search you will find at least one thing, even if it is tiny. …and if you find nothing else then have a look at all the 135 free events in this Dublin Event Guide and smile about that! :-)

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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.

With the a very busy week as far as dramatic news were concerned from Abortion conflict, via Horse Meat and HMV to Lance Armstrong, I chose a quote today for a reflective moment:

Everything we hear is an opinion, Not a fact!
Everything we see is a perspective, Not the truth!
—Marc Aurelius

Think about it when you hear people disagreeing with each other or preaching to others or defending their misdeeds.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week the Tradfest in Temple Bar is the biggest event. But it starts on Tuesday, so doesn’t help this weekend and also is not everyone’s “cup of tea”. The few events that you should check out, though, and you will find me there too, are:

Which Course? Expo in Mansion House, the Brocante Market in the Dublin Food Co-op and Kickstart 2013 in Dun Laoghaire (if you have children to entertain). There are also a good few interesting lectures this week, but again this is not everybody’s thing.

In weeks like that, I always recommend that you try ONE new thing! One thing that you normally would not do! Maybe you will discover something interesting new and if not, then at least you KNOW why you don’t like it. ;-)

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Competitions

Sencity – Multi-Sensory Music Event – Ticket Competition

Sat 09 February: 21:00-03:00 – RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Sencity is a multi-sensory music event where the audience cannot only hear but also feel, see, smell and taste the music – anybody is enabled to capture the music’s passion, diverse emotions, vibes and lyrics through different channels. Created and celebrated by people with and without hearing abilities. Sencity will be in Dublin for the first time. This unique multi-sensory live music event will take place on Sat 09 Feb in the RDS Concert Hall.

The organisers are not a big, sterile company, but five extremely enthusiastic and hard-working Germans who all studied in Holland and experienced this event there for the first time. They are working with a team of 16 deaf and hard of hearing young people from Dublin to make SencityDublin happen.

There will be live artists (Signmark, Kormac’s Big Band, The Wonder Villains, Torann Drums and Gavxmas), “aroma jockeys” who intensify the feeling of the songs performed with fitting scents, “food jockeys” who create sensations that impart what the music could taste like, make-up artists, masseurs, hair dressers and many more. The senses are fired up by laser and light shows that turn songs into colours, shapes and pictures. On stage, there are sign dancers translating lyrics and emotions into Irish Sign Language and one of the most exceptional features is the vibrating dance floor which responds to the music’s bass frequency. – Sounds like an amazing event!

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster (EUR 17.50) or at the door (EUR 24) and the link to ticketmaster is on the website: www.your-sencity.com/

The organisers have also made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and if you want to win that pair of tickets, you only have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with SENCITY in the subject and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 05 February.

www.your-sencity.com/

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High Street Stores dropping like birds?

It seems that the day of reckoning is nigh for many high street stores. In the UK recent months saw the closure of Jessop (Cameras), Comet (Electrical Goods) and now HMV. Luckily only HMV reached us because the others had no presence in Ireland. But we see that problems in UK Stores directly and immediately affect us and you can check through the shops in Ireland yourself to see which are stronly linked to the UK. Many of them are not in trouble, but as we have seen, things can go very fast and if you have vouchers you could lose out. So, my strong recommendation is (I got burned by the HMV closure myself!) to use your vouchers as soon as possible and maybe to consider NOT to use any vouchers any more in the future. If you want to give a present, just give cash. Less complicated and much less risky.

“What’s The Story?” – New Irish Web Series

Spanish director Paco Torres and Paul Lennox created a new Irish Web series called “What’s the story?”. Done with Zero budget in the heart of the city in Dublin only. The 1st in the series is about two vampires talking about the International and Irish crisis in the flats in Macken street. Have a look at the 8 minute episode at www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuP6ZsUSVI0

panish director Paco Torres and I would like to present you a new Irish Web series called “whats the story?”. Done with Zero budget in the heart of the city in Dublin only

Free Family History Service at National Archives

The National Archives of Ireland provides a free family history service to visitors to the archives in Bishop’s Street, where members of the public can consult a professional genealogist about sources relating to their family history. This service is provided free of charge. The service is available from Monday to Friday, 10:00–13:30 and is located on Floor 5 of the National Archives, at the back of the Reading Room. It is not possible to book in advance, and visitors are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8 www.nationalarchives.ie

Half-price Insomnia Evening Coffee

In case you didn’t see it last week:

Drinkaware.ie and Insomnia are offering you half-price coffees (and other hote beverages). If you go to drinkaware.ie/index.php?sid=12&pid=593 you will find a voucher for a 50% off any hot beverage in Insomnia High Street and Insomina Barrista (in Spar & Eurospar) every afternoon/evening after 16:00 from now until 31 January. Drinkaware.ie claims that this is meant to “help you pace your drinking”. I am not sure how that is meant to help, but also hope that you are not all out to drink every evening in January after 16:00. Just enjoy the coffee discount! :-)
The participating shops are here www.insomnia.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/participating-stores1.pdf

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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.

Haiti Week

19-26 Jan

Irish Aid Centre, Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

All Haiti Week charities are coming together to exhibit their photos throughout Haiti Week. Most events in Haiti Week are not free because the purpose is to raise funds to help the earthquake vicitims in Haiti, but the photography exhibition is free. Check out the other events here www.haitiweek.org/events/

“The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” – Photographic exhibition by Amy Hanrahan

10 Jan – 01 Feb

Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things by Amy Hanrahan is a photographic series inspired by the idiosyncrasy of the family unit. These images interpret the conventional and unconventional tribe, allied or bound by kin or kind. Admission is free and all are welcome. www.thecopperhousegallery.com

Cuban Film Posters

16-31 Jan

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

The Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), the Cuban Film Institute, presents numerous screenings of locally produced and international films throughout Cuba each year and for each, a unique poster is created by a Cuban graphic artist. These posters are totally handmade. In the silk-screen process a screen is hand cut for each individual colour. Each colour is applied separately. Each colour takes 24 hrs to dry before the next can be applied.

A unique exhibition of Cuban Film Posters, coinciding with the Cuban Film Season, will take place in the Instituto Cervantes. Admission is free.

“Fractured, America” by Hawkie

17-31 Jan

White Lady Art Gallery, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

White Lady Art invites you to “Fractured, America: an exhibition of work by Dublin artist, Hawkie”. These pieces of work by Hawkie are the result of time spent and enjoyed traveling across America. Fleeting impressions of characters met or seen, experiences and life in another place. (Bring you rown beer)

The Opening night will be on Thurs 17 Jan from 18:00-22:00 with Live Music from Malojian and live drawing on the opening night. www.whiteladyart.com

Friday 18 Jan

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The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 18 Jan

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) 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 on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 18 Jan

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

Shakespeare Lecture

17:00 – 18:00, Fri 18 Jan

Abbey Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

“What ish my nation?” is a conversation with Gerry Stembridge and Lynne Parker about staging ‘a foreign author’ as part of the Abbey Theatre and UCD Shakespeare Lecture Series 2013.

Admission is free but ticketed. Book via the Abbey Box Office: 01 8787222

In the same Lecture Series about Shakespeare there are further talks on 01 Feb abd 15 Feb in the UCD Clinton Auditorium and if you are interested you should book now on secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/CDB/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=142769

www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/what-ish-my-nation-shakespeare-and-ireland/

Neapolitan Music

18:00, Fri 18 Jan

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

” Naples is a song” is the title of a “a musical journey through the history of Neapolitan music” in the Istituto Italiano Di Cultura. Rosaria Tomo will perform.

Unfortunately the Italian Institute of Culture is often extremely vague about the cost of their events. Since no admission charge is mentioned anywhere on their website, it would be fair to assume that the event is free, but can we be certain about that? It might be better to ring 01-6620509 to find out – and to ask them to include admission charges or an indication that an event is free. ;-)

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/Menu/Gli_Eventi/Calendario/

Zumba Class

18:00, Fri 18 Jan

Iveagh Fitness Club, 8 Bride Road, Dublin 8

A free Zumba class with trainer Nicola Flynn is taking place on Monday. To find out more and to register, contact dancefitnessdublin@gmail.com

Greek Folk Dance

18:30 – 20:30, Fri 18 Jan

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 French dances have now also been added to the programme and you will find all details here: www.facebook.com/events/540873322597769/?ref=3

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Reconstructing lost buildings: the Berlin Palace as a model for Ireland?

18:30 – 20:00, Fri 18 Jan

Burke Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The Irish Architectural Archive is inviting to the panel discussion “Reconstructing lost buildings: the Berlin Palace as a model for Ireland?”. Guests on the panel will be:

Professor Franco Stella, architect responsible for the Berlin Palace reconstruction
Michelle Fagan, President of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College Dublin
Manfred Rettig, Chairman of the Berlin Palace – Humboldt Forum Foundation
The discussion will be moderated by Shane O’Toole, Architect and Architectural Critic

Admission is free, but you have to book your place by contacting Anne Henderson +353 1 663 3040 or a.henderson@iarc.ie
www.iarc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Berlin-Palace-Panel-Discussion.pdf

This discussion will take place in connection with the an exhibition on the proposed reinstatement of the Berlin Palace by the Humboldt Forum Berlin, which will take place in the Architectural Archive.

www.iarc.ie/noel-moffett-and-berlin-palace-exhibitions/#&panel1-6

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 18 Jan

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 18 Jan

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

Astronomy Ireland Telescope Nights

20:00, Fri 18 Jan

Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Astronomy Ireland’s weekly free telescope nights are beginning again, and will take place each Friday night at 20:00 if the weather permits. Check the website below for a weather forecast and to find out what you will be able to see at the telescope night. The focus will be on Jupiter and Moon.

astronomy.ie/scopenight.php

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 18 Jan

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers will meet at the Martello tower car park in Sandymount to observe the 7 day old Moon. This event is free and open to everybody. The event is weather dependent, so you should check the website after 18:00 on the day to see if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 18 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 18 Jan: Rob Strong & Dead Ringer, Sat 19 Jan: The Passengers

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

The Brady’s Session

21:30, Fri 18 Jan

Gub Dandys in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night and the next event takes place on Fri. The line-up is: Simeon Kirkegaard, Laura Elizabeth Hughes, Wayne Gilroy, Sarah O’Brien. Admission is free.

www.gumtree.ie/cp-events-gigs-nightlife-in-dublin/the-brady-s-sessions-446544469

Santoria – Soul Band

22:00, Fri 18 Jan

The Inn, Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Soul Band “Santoria” will perform as a 5-piece band in The Inn in Raheny. The Santoria website doesn’t explicitly state that the gig is free, but there is a high probability that it is.

www.santoria.ie/santorialive.html

Saturday 19 Jan

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, 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 19 Jan

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

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 19 Jan

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 19 Jan

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

The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

www.supernatural.ie

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

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

Abortion Related Protests & Events

10:45, Sat 19 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

Saturday will be a busy day for both sides of the abortion debate. The Anti-Abortion/Pro-Life and the Pro-Abortion/Pro-Choice sides will be challenged to show that they are respectful to each other and they both accept the democratic rights of each other. Possibly a serious challenge for BOTH sides.

The Pro-Life side will hold the “Unite for Life” vigil at Merrion Square West from 16:30, which will include a number of speeches. unite4life.net/

At the same time (16:30) in the same place (Merrion Square) the Pro-Choice side is planning a silent protest. www.irishchoicenetwork.com/planning-day-19th-january.html

On the same day the Abortion Rights Campaign is running a campaign planning day from 10:45-17:00 at the Teacher’s Club in 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. www.irishchoicenetwork.com/planning-day-19th-january.html

When you hear afterwards how many people allegedly attended, don’t believe the numbers the organisers quote. Somebody with lots of time (and his own bias) did quite scientifically cross-check the numbers the pro-life campaign quoted for their protest on 04 Dec and instead of 8000 people, there were probably less than 2000 people at the event. Usually the “Garda estimates” are signifciantly closer to the truth. www.wsm.ie/c/real-numbers-pro-lie-rally However, most neutral observers would agree that the numbers on the streets don’t really matter anyway. The votes at the past and possible future referendums are a lot more significant.

Operation Transformation Walks throughout Dublin

10:45, Sat 19 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

A free walking event will take place in four different parks across Dublin in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council and RTE’s Operation Transformation programme. On this day every County in Ireland will have a similar walking event to cater for all levels of fitness, but in particular for people looking to start exercising again.

Dublin City
Meeting Point: Eamon Ceannt Park (Sundrive Road)
Distance: 2.5km
Start time: 12:00

Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown
Meeting Point: Marlay Park playground, College Road entrance to Marlay Park
Distance: 4km
Start time: 11:00
www.dlrevents.ie/transform.html

Dublin Fingal
Meeting Point: Regional Park, Donabate
Distance: 3km
Start time: 11:00

South Dublin
Meeting Point: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin St.John’s Road entrance
Distance: 5km
Start time: 11:00

www.rte.ie/ot/news-and-events/events/event-1-nationwide-walk/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 19 Jan

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is recommended via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 19 Jan

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 Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jan

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) 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 on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Which Course? Expo

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Jan

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Which Course?, Dublin’s Largest Adult Course Fair is taking this Sat+Sun in the Round Room in Mansion House. Dozens of course providers are offering hundreds of courses for adults and if you want to boost your career prospects, develop personal skills, improve your health and lifestyle, discover a new social outlet or maybe just interested in a new hobby, then go to the Mansion House.

Admission is free and you can register online or on the day. There are also some free seminars on Sunday and you can find the list of seminars on the website.

www.whichcourse.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 19 Jan

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

Art for Art’s Sake – Walking Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 19 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The next Walking Tour of Art for Art’s Sake will take place on Saturday. The tours introduce you to galleries, studios, exhibitions and artists in Dublin. They are informal and a freat opportunity to meet other people interested in art and the people who make it happen.

Meeting point this week is the Douglas Hyde Gallery and the tour will visit the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Nag Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, Copper House Gallery, Pallas Projects/Studios and Cross Gallery.

Participation is free, but donations are welcome. To book your place contact artforartsake.gallery@gmail.com or go to the website below to register.

www.artforartsake.org

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Jan

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/

National Museum – Family Tour

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 19 Jan

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

This free Family Tour will take an in-depth look at marine animals, including the sharks and whales. No booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=3613

National Museum – Look at the building

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 19 Jan

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

When you go to the National Museum in Kildare Street, you normally look at the exhibits, but this tour will look at the building, which is a work of art itself. “Floor to Ceiling-A Closer Look at the Interior of the National Museum” is a tour with Jennifer O’Mahony (Museum Educator) and will take a closer look at the beautiful features that make the Museum building unique.

Admission isfree and no booking required, however places are limited. Suitable for Ages 12+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=3612

Coder Dojo

13:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The next Coder Dojo will take place on Saturday. It is an event for the 10-18 year olds, so if you have kids or friends or similar in that age group, then you should tell them about the Coder Dojo.

A Coder Dojo is a place where kids can hang out with other kids that share their interest for all things Internet, programming/coding and technologies like HTML, PHP or Phyton. It is a place for sharing and learning and creating things. For more details visit www.coderdojo.com/ Participants need to bring a Laptop and eat lunch before they come to the Coder Dojo. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent.

Participation is free, but booking is required on the website.

www.sciencegallery.com/events/2013/01/coder-dojo-free-coding-club

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 19 Jan

Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Astronomy Ireland are continuing their weekly Sun Shows at the Astronomy Ireland Shop in Swords. Each Saturday, the staff of the Astronomy Ireland Shop will be showing you amazing views of our nearest star. Using special filters and some of the largest telescopes in Ireland you will get to see sunspots bigger than Earth and huge solar flare bursting from our nearest star. If it’s cloudy, there will be a telescope demonstration and you will find out how you can safely observe the Sun and undertake some daytime astronomy using your own telescope.

astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

Archive at Lunchtime – January – IFI

13:10, Sat 19 Jan

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings on three days every week in January.

The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-jan-2013/
The Monday/Wednesday programme is here www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-jan-2013/ and here www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-jan-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Creative Writing Hour

13:30, Sat 19 Jan

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 19 Jan

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

We, The People – Speakers Corner

19:45 – 20:30, Sat 19 Jan

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A temporary Speaker’s Corner will be set up at the entrance to Meeting House Square at the National Photographic Archive on Saturday. From 19:50-20:25 speakers will speak for 3-5 minutes each. The speakers are

19 Jan: Ray Yeates (Dublin City Council Arts Officer), Martin Sharry (Theatre maker), Shane Byrne (Theatre maker) and others.

Admission is free. The event is organised by THEATREclub & Project Arts Centre.

projectartscentre.ie/programme/whats-on/1701-we-the-people

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 19 Jan

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 19 Jan

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are: Fri 18 Jan: Rob Strong & Dead Ringer, Sat 19 Jan: The Passengers

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Love Minus Zero

21:00, Sat 19 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The six piece band “Love Minus Zero” will be playing the music of Bob Dylan. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

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Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jan

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

Longmile Road Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jan

Wigoders, Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

The Long Mile Road Market behind Wigoders on Long MIle Road (across the road from Aldi) hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site.

www.gumtree.ie/cp-events-gigs-nightlife-in-dublin/longmile-road-market-433320933

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Jan

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 20 Jan

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/

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jan

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

The next Brocante Market will take place on Sun. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 20 Jan

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 Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Jan

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) 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 on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

Which Course? Expo

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Jan

Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Which Course?, Dublin’s Largest Adult Course Fair is taking this Sat+Sun in the Round Room in Mansion House. Dozens of course providers are offering hundreds of courses for adults and if you want to boost your career prospects, develop personal skills, improve your health and lifestyle, discover a new social outlet or maybe just interested in a new hobby, then go to the Mansion House.

Admission is free and you can register online or on the day. There are also some free seminars on Sunday and you can find the list of seminars on the website.

www.whichcourse.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 20 Jan

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 20 Jan

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 20 Jan

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

POSTPONED – Kickstart 2013 – Family Activity Day

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 20 Jan

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Update; Just before sending the Dublin Event Guide, I recived a media notification saying that due to the expected bad weather Kickstart 2013 has been postponed and will NOT take place this Sunday. Please tell your friends!

Kickstart 2013 at the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire is a free family day out with loads of activities to put some colour back in everyone’s cheeks and some movement back into your body. There will be a whole host of activities to help everyone get fit and healthy for the New Year.

The DLR Sports Department will be there to provide some sporty fun and DLR Leisure Services will be in the park to offer their fitness assessment and information on the DLR leisure centres in the county.

There will be bouncy castles and inflatable games, face painters and the DLR Events DJ. The popular CoCo Market will take place on Sunday we well.

www.dlrevents.ie/kickstart13.html

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 20 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series 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 “Music of Bohuslav Martinu (1890 – 1959)”

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/799-music-of-bohuslav-martinu

Birdwatching on Bull Island

14:00, Sun 20 Jan

Bull Island, Dublin 3

Birdwatching on Bull ISland will take place on Sunday and is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust.

“Bull Island nature reserve is an important site for many of our wintering birds. Niall Keogh and Sean Kelly will be leading this event to see the wintering birds feeding along the exposed mudflats. Please bring your binoculars and scopes and dress appropriately. Meeting at 14:00 on the Causeway Road. Please book your place by emailing to dublinbranch@iwt.ie

iwt.ie/events/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 20 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

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 20 Jan

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

Concorde: Up Close With Music II

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jan

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Following a successful series of music events in smaller spaces during 2011-2012, the contemporary music ensemble Concorde is launching a new series in 2013 in cooperation with the RHA Gallery in Ely Place. Up Close with Music II will take place on Sunday afternoons from January to April, offering listeners the chance to hear newly commissioned pieces from Irish composers alongside selected international repertoire from the 20th/21st centuries and to meet with composers and performers during the interval.

The first event will take place on Sunday and admission is free, but places are limited.

www.facebook.com/pages/Concorde/110985114503

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jan

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

Contemporary Sculpture – Lecture

15:00, Sun 20 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Public Lectur “Contemporary Sculpture” with Lecturer Declan Long, MA Course Director of Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD will take place. This talk is free and open to the public, places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/775-contemporary-sculpture

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Jan

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

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Jan

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Saucy Sundays

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 20 Jan

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. This week’s line up is Color//Sound, Moo!, Rhiannon & The Face Collectors, The Rumour, The Fibbs, Alice Kiernan, Lisa Mc Laughlin, Ben Sheridan and James Guilmartin

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

Dublin Board Games Evening

17:00 – 21:00, Sun 20 Jan

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

The third Dublin Board Games evening is taking place on Sunday. It is a free gaming event in the Exchange Dublin and this month you will learn

+ Sobek: a card game with an Ancient Egypt theme.
+ The Resistance Avalon: a bluffing and deduction party game
+ Takenoko: a cute board game combining tile and worker placement in a bamboo garden

If you didn’t get a chance to play the games from previous events, they will still be available to try.

Admission is free and the event is suitable from Ages 12+

www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Board-Games/468440773196891

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 20 Jan

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The Long John Jump Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 20 Jan

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

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 20 Jan

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.4damelane.ie/

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 20 Jan

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 Clara Rose, Appian Way, Davina Brady, Kellie & The Scruffs.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 20 Jan

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. This Sunday’s line up is Foil, Arms & Hog as te headliners with support from Aidan Greene, Jim Elliott, Greg Marks, Lorcan McGrane & Danny O’Brien (MC)

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 20 Jan

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 20 Jan

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

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 20 Jan

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 20 Jan

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

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 21 Jan

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – January – IFI

13:10, Mon 21 Jan

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings on three days every week in January.

The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-jan-2013/
The Monday/Wednesday programme is here www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-jan-2013/ and here www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-jan-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Stepping Out of Your Shadow

14:00 – 17:00, Mon 21 Jan

UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

The Lecture and Seminar “Stepping Out of Your Shadow” with Gerard Moran is taking place in C004 at the UCD Health Sciences Institute on UCD’s Belfield Campus. The event is organised by the UCD Innovation Academy and all are welcome. The event is free, but booking is required, clicking on the UCD Innovation Academy link on the website.

www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.159551&f=week&d=25/01/2013&sd=Monday,%2021%20January%202013

Mapping Ireland, c.1550-1625 – Talk

19:00, Mon 21 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

‘Mapping Ireland, c.1550-1625: the Collections of Sir George Carew’, a talk by Annaleigh Margey, Dundalk Institute of Technology, as part of the Trinity Long Room Hub Library Lecture Series organized in conjunction with Trinity College Library to mark the tercentenary of the Old Library.

The map collection of Sir George Carew, who served as an English soldier and administrator in Ireland, is one of the largest collections of early modern maps of Ireland. During her lecture, Annaleigh Margey will explore this collection of Carew maps, focusing on their role within early modern governance and plantation planning and administration.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:00, Mon 21 Jan

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 21 Jan

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 George Fox and Magic George Quinn with support from Gary Jones, Tomie James & Robert Coyle & Colm McGlinchy (MC)

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

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 21 Jan

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 22 Jan

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

Horizon NSO Lunchtime Concert

13:05 – 14:00, Tue 22 Jan

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The National Symphonic Orchestra will perform four free lunchtime concerts onn 22+29 Jan and 05+12 Feb.

The first concert on Tuesday features composer Linda Buckley. Find all details on the website.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained from the National Concert Hall: 01-4170000 or www.nch.ie

www.rte.ie/orchestras/nationalsymphonyorchestra/horizons2013_overview.html

Irish Architectural Archive – Lunchtime Lectures

13:15, Tue 22 Jan

Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Restless Pencil: Free Lunchtime Lecture Series” is a series of lectures in the Irish Architectural Archive which are running from 22 Jan – 26 Feb. The lecture series takes place in parallel to “Restless Pencil: An exhibition of architectural drawings, photographs and works on paper marking the centenary of the birth of the architect Noel Moffett”.

The lectures are:

+ Tues 22 Jan: ‘Noel and Margot Moffett in Dublin, 1940-47?, Shane O’Toole, architect and architectural critic
+ Tues 29 Jan: The White Stag Group in Dublin, 1939-46?, Dr S. B. Kennedy, former Keeper of Art at the Ulster Museum
+ Tues 05 Feb: ‘More About Noel and Margot, both in Dublin and After’, Shane O’Toole, architect and architectural critic
+ Tues 12 Feb: ‘Bohemian Bodies: Erina Brady’s Modern Dance in 1940s Dublin’, Dr Deirdre Mulrooney, writer, journalist and broadcaster
+ Tues 19 Feb: ‘Noel and Alina Moffett in London’, Shane O’Toole, architect and architectural critic
+ Tues 26 Feb: ‘Noel Moffett: Seven Key Works’, Shane O’Toole, architect and architectural critic

All lectures are free and are all are welcome. Booking is essential as places are limited to 50. Book via 01-6633040

The Architecture gallery in the Irish Architectural Archive is open from 10:00-17:00, Tuesdays to Fridays. The exhibition will run until 01 March 2013. Admission is free.

www.iarc.ie

Violin Masterclass

17:00 – 20:30, Tue 22 Jan

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is running Violin Masterclasses with Simon Fischer for advanced students from the Academy on Tuesday January 22nd from 5.00-8.30pm and Wednesday January 23rd from 10.00am – 1.15.pm. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

www.riam.ie/violin-masterclasses-with-simon-fischer/

Personal Debt in Georgian Dublin – Talk

18:00, Tue 22 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

‘Personal Debt in Georgian Dublin: Marshalseas, Spunging-Houses and the Body Politic’, a talk by Dr Martyn Powell, University of Aberystwyth.

“This talk seeks to explore the experiences and treatment of debtors in Dublin through an examination of two particular locations associated with these individuals.”

Admission is free and all are welcome. More details about the talk can be found on the website below.

www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Temple Bar Tradfest 2013

18:00, Tue 22 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest 2013 takes place from Tues 22 Jan until Sun 27 Jan. More than 20 concerts take place in six venues (Christ Church Cathedral, St. Werburgh’s Church, City Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Button Factory, Irish Stock Exchange) but not a single concert is free. The list of all non-free Tradfest events is in this programme www.templebartrad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/FestivalProgram.pdf

A second component to the Temple Bar Tradfest is the “Music Trail”, which will take place in 17 venues (i.e. pubs) and extends to around 200 events of which many are free. Check out www.templebartrad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/MusicTrail.pdf for all Music Trail details.

A third component are some IMRO Masterclasses www.imro.ie/news/industry-news/imro-master-classes-at-temple-bar-tradfest-2013/ and IMRO Showcases www.imro.ie/news/industry-news/imro-master-classes-at-temple-bar-tradfest-2013/ The IMRO events are free but ticketed and there are limited places available. The websites explains how to get tickets in case you are interested.

www.templebartrad.com

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 22 Jan

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

Plateau Sessions – Last Second Magic

20:30, Tue 22 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features special guest acts. The special guests this week are Last Second Magic, Clover Coast, Stellar Laser Pirates and more.

www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

www.theworkmansclub.com/2013/01/14/the-plateau-sessions-with-last-second-magic-220113/

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 22 Jan

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

The weekly “Grand Folk Club” will feature Trad, Ballads, Americana, Folk, World Music & More. This Tuesday, the line-up is: Northern Lights (Songs of Ireland and Skandinavia). Admission is free.

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

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 22 Jan

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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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 23 Jan

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

How to Fix the Euro Area – Talk

12:00, Wed 23 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

‘How to Fix the Euro Area’ is a talk by Prof Charles Wyplosz, Geneva University, as part of the Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe jointly organised by the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and the Trinity Long Room Hub at TCD.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Archive at Lunchtime – January – IFI

13:10, Wed 23 Jan

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

The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings on three days every week in January.

The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-jan-2013/
The Monday/Wednesday programme is here www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-jan-2013/ and here www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-jan-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 23 Jan

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

What’s Film Education? – Talk

16:30 – 18:00, Wed 23 Jan

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

In this afternoon talk, Alicia McGivern and Thomas McGraw-Lewis of IFI Education will give an overview of film education in Ireland with particular reference to the IFI Education programme, the place of film and moving image in primary and secondary school curricula and the findings of IFI’s two-year action research project, Film Focus.

This talk will be of interest not only to teachers and educators but anyone with a general interest in new ideas to broaden and enrich learning and teaching with film.

This event is free but ticketed. Call the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailboxoffice@irishfilm.ie to reserve your seat.

www.ifi.ie/afternoon-talk-what-is-film-education

Screenwriting Workshop

17:00 – 18:30, Wed 23 Jan

Coolock Public Library, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

A Screenwriting Workshops for 15-17 year olds takes place. Admission is free, but places are limited and need to be booked via 01-8477781.

Cuban Film Screening

18:00, Wed 23 Jan

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

The Instituto Cervantes is screening the film “Kangamba” in their current series of Cuban Film Screenings. Find more information about the topic of the film on the website below.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha86478_16_2.htm

Defensive Fundamentalism in Korea

18:00, Wed 23 Jan

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Professor Maurizio Riotto from the Universita Orientale in Naples gives a lecture on “Defensive Fundamentalism in Korea in History and Literature”. THe event will take place on the 6th floor in the iiis Seminar Room in the Arts Building of TCD.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/24799.html

Dublin after Dark: Glimpses of Life in an Early Modern City

18:00, Wed 23 Jan

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The 16th Yearly Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture “Dublin after Dark: Glimpses of Life in an Early Modern City” by Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha, Local Historian.

Admission is free but booking is essential via dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie or 01 674 4806

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/16th-annual-gilbert-lecture-2013.aspx

Istanbul in the Eyes of Hisar, Beyatli and Tanpinar

18:00, Wed 23 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

‘Novelists, Poets and a City: Istanbul in the Eyes of Hisar, Beyatli and Tanpinar’, readings and traditional music performance on Turkish literature. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Temple Bar Tradfest 2013

18:00, Wed 23 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest 2013 takes place from Tues 22 Jan until Sun 27 Jan. The (mostly) free element of the Temple Bar Tradfest is the “Music Trail”, which will take place in 17 venues (i.e. pubs) and extends to around 200 events of which many are free. Check out www.templebartrad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/MusicTrail.pdf for all Music Trail details.

www.templebartrad.com

Dublin Lockout cartoons

19:00, Wed 23 Jan

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

‘The Dublin Lockout cartoons of Ernest Kavanagh’ with James Curry will discuss the hard hitting labour, nationalist and suffrage illustrations by Ernest Kavanagh, an important yet little-known cartoonist who was killed in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Admission to this events is free and no booking required.

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

Heart Health – Lecture

20:00, Wed 23 Jan

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

“Matters of the Heart! – Striving for a healthy heart” is a public lecture in St. Vicent’t Hospital. Speakers are the Consultant Cardiologists Dr. Peter Quigley, Dr. Martin Quinn, Prof. Ken McDonald, Dr. Charles McCreery.

Admission is free and to book your place contact publiclectures@svph.ie or 01-2368887

www.svph.ie/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 23 Jan

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 23 Jan

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 23 Jan

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 23 Jan

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

The New Peasants

21:00, Wed 23 Jan

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Country, blues and roots band “The Peasants” are playing their own songs and some classics by Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Steve Earl. Featuring Conor O’Donnell, Kj Mac and Darren Joye with Sean Davitt on drums and Pa Dowling on Bass.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 23 Jan

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 24 Jan

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The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 24 Jan

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) 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 on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Marcade/232446616822953

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Dublin Food Co-op is open every Thursday at Newmarket for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc.
The Co-op is also opened on Saturdays 09:30 – 16:30. 12:00-20:00.

www.dublinfood.coop

Lunchtime Market

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 24 Jan

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

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

www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php

Irish mezzotint engravers in the Chester Beatty Library

13:10, Thu 24 Jan

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Public Lecture “Irish mezzotint engravers in the Chester Beatty Library” with Dr Jill Unkel, Curatorial Assistant, Western Collections, Chester Beatty Library wil take place on Thursday. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Art for Art’s Sake – Walking Tour

16:00 – 18:30, Thu 24 Jan

Dublin (various locations)

The Art for Art’s Sake Walking Tour in Dublin will bring you to a variety of galleries and art venues in Dublin’s City Centre. Details of the Thursday Tour are still to be confirmed, but the tour will cover various exhibition openings. For more details check the website closer to Thursday. Participation is free, but donations are welcome and to book your place or for more information, contact artforartsake.gallery@gmail.com

www.artforartsake.org/#!dublin/c1t44

Critical Response – Sacha Craddock

17:30, Thu 24 Jan

IMMA at National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

In partnership with the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Sacha Craddock (writer and curator, UK) is invited to respond to the major mid-career exhibition Alice Maher: Becoming. Craddock is an independent art critic and a co-curator for Bloomberg Space.

Admission is free, but booking (via the website) is required.

www.imma.ie/en/page_212727.htm

Judith Bingham – Composer

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 24 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

British singer and composer Judith Bingham will present a seminar on vocal composition. In this seminar “Word Setting and Choral Works” she will discuss her life and experience in performing choral music, before moving on to talk about the techniques and methods required when writing music for different varieties of choirs, as well as the setting of words when doing so.

Temple Bar Tradfest 2013

18:00, Thu 24 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest 2013 takes place from Tues 22 Jan until Sun 27 Jan. The (mostly) free element of the Temple Bar Tradfest is the “Music Trail”, which will take place in 17 venues (i.e. pubs) and extends to around 200 events of which many are free. Check out www.templebartrad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/MusicTrail.pdf for all Music Trail details.

www.templebartrad.com

iYoga Taster Classes

18:15 – 19:15, Thu 24 Jan

iYoga, 365-367 North Circular Road, Dublin 7

iYoga is inviting to a number of free events in the next few weeks and the first one is on Thursday.

+ 17 Jan: Be Inspired – Free Mindfulness Class with Helen Byrne – Explore the centring and meditative benefits of these wonderful techniques , led by a wonderful teacher.
+ 24 Jan: 18:15-19:00 Explore More – Taster Session Examining Ancient Wisdom for modern living – A class which will look at how ancient practices such as Ayurveda can help us deal with daily life, taught by Elena Agarkova.
+ 31 Jan: 18:15-19:15: Demonstrate & Celebrate – Free Iyengar Yoga Class ~Open to All. See what can be done with a little practice. From 19:30: Celebration evening – showing a Demonstration of Iyengar Yoga Practice by IYOGA teachers & students.

www.iyoga.ie/

Regeneration of Dun Laoghaire’s “Metals”

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 24 Jan

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Irish Landscape Institute is inviting to a talk on the regeneration of the ‘Metals’ from Bob Hannan, Senior Architect with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Originally built as a transport route for moving stone from quarries around Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey, the Metals redevelopment created new public spaces, a play area and a new walkway.

The talk is free and all are welcome. Reserve your place via ili@irishlandscapeinstitute.com

www.irishlandscapeinstitute.com/2013/01/13/lecture-series-2013-the-metals-project/

Sound Devices

18:30 – 19:15, Thu 24 Jan

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Dublin City Libraries present a series of five curated evenings in celebration of Rathmines Library’s 100th Anniversary, Sound Devices will allow you to explore the connection between sound and literature, sharing in the experience of listening in a neighbourhood setting and discussing together the process of creation.

Sound artist La Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Caprara) will be guiding you through the curated sound stories submitted from around the world. Just take a seat and close your eyes: we guarantee you will never look at storytelling in the same way again. Five events are scheduled to take place on a monthly basis on the third Thursday of each month from January until May.”

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/sounds-devices-rr.aspx

Do We Need Growth to Emancipate Vulnerable People?

19:30, Thu 24 Jan

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

‘Do We Need Growth to Emancipate Vulnerable People?’, a lecture by Prof Jean Philippe Plateau, Namur University, as part of the Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe jointly organised by the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) and the Trinity Long Room Hub at TCD. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/events/forthcoming/index.php

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 24 Jan

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

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 24 Jan

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

The Blue Choir

20:00, Thu 24 Jan

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“The Blue Choir”, a four-piece band who perfromed last year at Vantastival and Castlepalooza is performing in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-blue-choir-2/

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Thu 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

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 24 Jan

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

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Digital Biscuit

09:00 – 20:00, Fri 25 Jan

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Digital Biscuit is a 3-day event of talks and technology expositions organised by the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland’s. National and global industry leaders will come together to talk about Ireland’s capabilities as a creative and technological leader in innovative film and television production. The public will also get an opportunity to engage with premiere product launches of latest cameras, tablets, computers and software.

Digital Biscuit will host a number of internationally acclaimed film industry professionals who are at the forefront of new digital filmmaking techniques, including David Yates (Director Harry Potter Series), Richard Baneham (VFX Avatar) and Darragh O’Connell (Co-founder Brown Bag Films). These people will give talks on the landscape of film as it is today with advice on how directors can use technology to break boundaries, enhance their work and make their content even more visually creative.

Find out more and register online by visiting the Digital Biscuit Website: www.digitalbiscuit.ie

www.digitalbiscuit.ie

Temple Bar Tradfest 2013

18:00, Fri 25 Jan

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Temple Bar Tradfest 2013 takes place from Tues 22 Jan until Sun 27 Jan. The (mostly) free element of the Temple Bar Tradfest is the “Music Trail”, which will take place in 17 venues (i.e. pubs) and extends to around 200 events of which many are free. Check out www.templebartrad.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/MusicTrail.pdf for all Music Trail details.

www.templebartrad.com

Astronomy Ireland Telescope Nights

20:00, Fri 25 Jan

Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin

Astronomy Ireland’s weekly free telescope nights are beginning again, and will take place each Friday night at 20:00 if the weather permits. Check the website below for a weather forecast and to find out what you will be able to see at the telescope night. The focus will be on Jupiter and Moon.

astronomy.ie/scopenight.php

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountain Partnership – Guided Walks

27 Jan – 11:00

This month only one Dublin Mountain Partnership Guided Walk will take place. It is a 11.5km (4hrs) walk with a moderate degree of difficulty. If you are interested, Check out www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 and make sure you register in time. Participation is free.

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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. ;-)

Turning of the Seal

Is this the oddest event of them all??? And do the Taoiseach, Ceann Comhairle and Chief Justice really witness that event every year? What would happen if they just decided not to do it anymore? OMG, would that mean Ireland would lose its sovereignty? I was not able to find any official notice of invitation to this event, but allegedly it is open to the public: Every year on 21 Jan at 12:00 the Irish Seal (which is an Irish harp) will be “turned” in the presence of the Taoiseach, Ceann Comhairle and Chief Justice. I know that every country has some odd ceremonies (e.g. the US flag ceremonies) and religious organisations are full of them anyway, but this ceremony seems soo archaic that it is just odd: The harp will be whirled around a few times and then declarations from 1919 will be read one after another after another. You would think that a modern state doesn’t need to repeat to declare its independence year after year after year! why – And why is the ceremony so little publicised? If it is meaningless then just forget about it. Based on the You Tube videos (search for “Turning of the Sovereign Seal” on You Tube and be amazed) the people that are involved take it VERY VERY serious. Odd! Maybe it is only some nationalist element that is so keen on this procedure, but then I wonder why the Mansion House is used for this event and why the mayor and possibly all the other three are present.www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=KwpUYogeSwI


Is Buying Irish really a good thing? – Part II

Last week I was wondering here, if the Buying Irish campaign is really such a great thing in a country where we need exports and therefore need other people to buy products that are NOT from their own country. I used the example of the Irish Dairy Board and Kerrygold.

This week a COMPLETELY different aspect is added to the equation: The question now is more “In what countries are allegedly Irish products produced?”. Buying Irish beef burgers does not just mean that they might not be beef burgers at all, but it also means that the ingredients might not be Irish (or British) but might be from Protein Powder from Spain of from the Netherlands. www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/17/horse-dna-burger-additives It does raise another question: Why is protein powder added to burgers?? What health or other effect does that have? ANd was beef not meant to be high in protein by itself? Odd!!

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The Trad Fest in Temple Bar is our first festival for 2013, let’s hope many many will follow. Luckily the TradFest is an indoor event! If I remember it right, there was an outdoor component last year (I might be wrong!), but with the current weather it was a wise decision to leave out the outdoor stage.

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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

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