Dublin Event Guide 305: Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Live Collision Arts Festival, Five Lamps Arts Festival, World Book Day

April 19th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 305 | 19 April 2013

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Hi all!

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180 events this week and we are still in the pre-season. Can you imagine what that means when we get closer to summer? The good news is, though that there is no change in the number (or quality) of free events in Dublin’s cultural landscape. Less money available doesn’t mean that organisation reduce their events or cancel them altogether.

Have a look at the Dublin News, there are a few interesting things that I heard about this week. Oh and do you regularly check the Feel Good Slot? Maybe have a look at it this week.

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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.

For today’s Feel Good Slot I selected this:

At any given moment you have the power to say: This is NOT how the story is going to end.

I think this is a brilliant motto and we should remember that ALL the time. The story will end somehow, but do you take charge? Are you the one influencing or even deciding how the story will end or do you give control over your life to others?

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend, I will probably go to the Ideal Homes Exhibition tomorrow to see what they have this year. The last few Ideal Homes exhibitions weren’t too impressive, you definitely feel that most of the superfluous money is gone. Afterwards, I might have a look at the Record Store Day events in Tower Records and next door in the Madison Nightclub. If you are Vegan, you have to check out the Vegan Bake Sales in the Exchange Dublin and the Live Collision Arts Festival is running a few free events as well.

If you like Board Games, you have to go to the experts in the Exhange Dublin. They will teach and show you and you have a chance to play new games.

On Sunday there is an interesting sounding “O’Connell Street Walking Tour” and then there is Saucy Sundays and Sunday Roast again in the evening. Brilliant music events with different bands and performers every week.

Tuesday is World Book Day (the second one in Ireland this year…check out the Dublin News for an explanation) and the Alchemist Cafe takes place again.

On Thursday the talk about Pedro Almodovar should be interesting and the 1sqm House event at NCAD.

Competitions

The Beatles Show – Odessa Club

Mon 22 – Thu 25 Apr: 20:00 and Sat 27+Sun 28 Apr: 14:30
Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2

Following its sold out run last October “The Beatles Show” returns to Dublin for six performances. The show consists of three Beatles-related plays written by Stephen Kennedy: Lennon v McCartney / Death and The Beatles Fan / John Lennon’s Last Day. In addition there will be songs from The Beatles played live on stage by Vyvienne Long and The Newspaper Taxi Men. A taster of a nice version of “And I Love Her” is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXIYO7MyppU

Tickets for the show cost EUR 16 (including booking fee) and you can buy them at www.entertainment.ie/thebeatlesshow

Exlusively for all the Dublin Event Guide Readers I was able to get a pair of tickets for a competition. The pair of tickets is for the performance on Mon 22 Apr at 20:00 and the winner is Stephanie Kovero. Congratulations! www.entertainment.ie/thebeatlesshow

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Grand Canal Theatre / Bord Gais Theatre in receivership

The Grand Canal Theatre (that carries its sponsor’s name “Bord Gais Theatre”) and the Point Village were taken over by the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and a receiver was appointed. The properties were owned by Harry Crosbie who owes allegedly EUR 450 mio to NAMA. Interestingly, the Point Theatre (known by its sponsor’s name as “The O2”) is not included, despite the fact that it is part of the Point Village Complex and was originally also owned by Harry Crosbie.

It is currently not expected that anything will change for the Grand Canal Theatre, for the Odeon Cinema or the Gibson Hotel. All businesses are run by companies that rented space from Harry Crosbie and it seems that only the buildings are affected by the receivership. So it seems that you don’t have to worry if you have tickets for events in the Grand Canal Theatre, for example.
www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0419/382408-nama-harry-crosbie/

Oxegen returns

It has been announced that the Oxegen music festival will be back this year and will take place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at the Punchestown Horse Racing Course in Co. Kildare. Two years ago it had a capacity of 80,000, last year it didn’t take place and this year the capacity is reduced to 50,000. Tickets will be EUR 149.50 for the 3-day camping pass and the line up will be announced on Monday. www.irishtimes.com/news/oxegen-returns-with-reduced-capacity-1.1365702

“Fun” Train Service for Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park is seriously lacking some type of public transport. If you don’t have access to a car but want to get from the Luas to Farmleigh House, it is a very very long walk. In the past a bus service was provided but it got cancelled. Maybe it was not economically viable.

Now a “Family Fun Train Service”, operated by Irish Tourist Trains, who also run the Castle Express in Kilkenny, has been approved for the Phoenix Park. It will run until end of September 2013. I was wondering what a “Fun” Train Service is. Why is it fun? Is it not a serious service? And it turns out that it is a little tractor (in train disguise) pulled small train for a HUGE price.

It is NOT a public transport service in the typical sense. The tour is a round trip, starting at Dublin Zoo, going up Chesterfield Avenue, then over to Farmleigh House. The return trip is routed via Ashtown Visitor Centre and will arrive then back at the Zoo. The whole tour takes approx. 30 minutes and is a hop-on/hop-off tour. Trips will run from 09:00-17:00 Monday to Sunday and leave every 30 minutes.

If you want to do that with your children as a special event, it might work for you, but in all other cases the price of EUR 18 for a family is prohibitively expensive for most. The price for an adult might be near EUR 6 or EUR 7 and that seems to me to be a huge price to get from the zoo to Farmleigh House. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,23791,en.html

A family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is €18, which includes a free 3D map.

For further information on this new attraction in the Phoenix Park please e-mail: info@irishtouristtrains.ie

World Book Day – again??

Alert Dublin Event Guide reader will be surprised to see that 23 April is World Book Day, because you will remember that I had listed a range of events for the World Book Day on 07 March. Yep, I was surprised as well when I found out that there are TWO World Book Days.

23 April is a symbolic date in the literary world. On this day in 1616, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. And since 1995, the UNESCO World Book Day is celebrating reading and publishing on 23 April.

Oddly the World Book Day is celebrated in Ireland and in the UK on 07 March and allegedly “This date came about after serious thought and lengthy discussion to ensure that we were making the best decision for all participants and our supporters. We take into consideration religious holidays, school terms and potential conflict with other charitable activities.”

I guess this News, should really be in the “This is Odd!!” section because it is very odd that there are two days. And when you look into it, you find out that 23 April is St. George’s Day in the UK, but why does Ireland care about that??

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.

Mindscapes – Copper House Gallery

25 Apr – 18 May

Copper House Gallery, Synge St., Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery is inviting to “Mindscapes”, the first solo show by fine art photographer Ellen McDermott, The launch event will take place on Thurs 25 Apr (18:00-20:00). “Ellen McDermott’s visually striking imagery embodies the beauty of nature meshed with the edginess of hidden emotion and undefined narrative.” www.fire.ie/

Poetry Tree Exhibition

20 April – 08 June

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Featuring poetry by acclaimed poets including Seamus Heaney, these sculptural trees take on the shape and nature of the poems they bear as leaves, and offer children a dynamic encounter with poetry.
The exhibition is only open on Saturdays from 20 Apr-08 June (10:00-17:00) and on Bank Holiday Mondays (06 May+ 03 June) from 10:00-17:00. Admission is free
www.ark.ie/events/view/poetry-tree-exhibition

Imperfect: Letterpress x 3 – National Print Museum

10 April – 31 May

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

“Imperfect: Letterpress x3” is an exhibition by Joey Hannaford, Mervi Pakaste and Jeff Pulaski at the National Print Museum and features work from Joey Hannaford, University of West Georgia, Mervi Pakaste, Kansas State University and Jeff Pulaski, Wichita State University.
“In their letterpress work, they seek to extend their design processes beyond the computer screen. Instead of strictly imposing order, they try to utilise the letterpress medium in ways that encourage interpretation, spontaneity and improvisation. The seductive embossing of the page and textural qualities of the prints add uniqueness to the end results. The physical letterforms become an equal partner in the process as their age and history are revealed. Through this traditional form of printing they tell new stories, in a modern context. Despite working with a common process, each one has a dedication to express an individual voice.”

Admission is free and the opening hours are Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00, Sat-Sun: 14:00-17:00

Alternate Voices – Moxies Studios

25 Apr – 02 May – 12:00-17:00

Moxie Studios, Corner Pembroke Row/Lad Lane, off Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Alternate Voices is the end of year exhibition of IADT, Dun Laoghaire, 2nd year photography students. The images in the exhibition are the result of the exploration by the photographers of a quotation by Fred Richin in which he suggests that “photographs in their ambiguity can provoke, motivating the reader to interrogate their meanings.”

Opening Night is on Thurs 25 Apr: 18:00-21:00. Admission to exhibition and Opening Night is free.

Liminal State – La Cosa Preziosa – Italy

18-26 April

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

“_liminal State is an interactive sound installation exploring transitional states. The title is a reference to the state of liminality (from the Latin limen, ‘threshold’) that Ireland as a whole is currently experiencing, as well as the in-between spaces its citizens are coming to inhabit on a physical level.” Concept & sound design by La Cosa Preziosa (Italy), Interactive elements by Evangelos Kapros (Greece). www.lacosapreziosa.com

The opening event takes place at 18:30 on 18 April and admission is free.
www.cfcp.ie/events/431

The Gate / Opposites – Magdolna Toth (Hungary) and Francois Villon (French)

18-26 April

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

The Gate / Opposites is an exhibition by Magdolna Toth in the CFCP.

“The gates connect and split, have a lot of symbolic meanings: Can separate the past and future from the present, a moment in life. Thinking about memories good or bad and realising that moment will never exist again, leaves the most eerie and exclusive feeling, we as humans can experience.”

The opening event will take place on 18 April from 18:30 and Admission is free. www.cfcp.ie/events/432

Friday 19 Apr

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Gerry Murphy – Lunchtime Reading

13:05, Fri 19 Apr

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

A lunchtime reading with poet Gerry Murphy will take place at the Irish Writers’ Centre.

He has published seven collections of poetry, including End of Part One: New and Selected Poems (2006) and My Flirtation with International Socialism (2010). In 2008 his work was adapted for actors and musicians by Crazy Dog Audio Theatre as The People’s Republic of Gerry Murphy.

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

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

14:00 – 19:00, Fri 19 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The 14th Franco-Irish Literary Festival takes place from 19-21 April. The first two days (Fri+Sat) will be in the National Library and on the last day (Sun) there is only one single event, which will take place in the Alliance Francaise. The theme this year is “Love & Hurt”

All events are simultaneously interpreted in English and French. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

The full festival timetable is here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2013/timetable/ There will be a Welcome/Opening, a panel discussion, two readings and a Cafe Litteraire event on Friday.

francoirishliteraryfestival.com

Spring Ideal Homes Show

14:00 – 21:30, Fri 19 Apr

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

The Spring Ideal Home Show is Ireland’s biggest exhibition for home owners. The show features a products and advise for home extensions, interior design, energy saving, furnishing & decor, DIY, gardens etc. There is also an “Ideal Woman” section with fashion, accessories and beauty products.

Admission is free on Friday and Saturday if you print the ticket that you find at www.idealhome.ie/downloads/IHS13-ticket-web.pdf Opening hours are 14:00-21:30 on Friday and 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sun (and if you don’t bring your ticket also on Fri+Sat) admission is EUR 14 for adults, EUR 8 for students and children are free. If you download the ticket via the link above, you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Sunday.

www.idealhome.ie

Flea Friday

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 19 Apr

Dark Horse Inn, 1-2 George’s Quay, Dublin 2

The new Flea Friday, a Flea Market in the Dark Hose Inn on Fridays will start from 19 April. You will find clothes, jewellery, cake, records, art, etc at the market. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/546772148695939/?ref=22

Live Collision Arts Festival

17:30, Fri 19 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Live Collision Arts Festival will take place in the Project Arts Centre and in a number of other locations. It is a performance art festival from Thurs 18 – Sun 21 April and a whole range of performances takes place.

Many of the events carry an admission charge, but there are a sizeable number of free events as well. The website doesn’t make it too easy to see what is happening, where and for how much, so I am listing the free events below, but recommend that you also have a look at the other events if performance art interests you.

Fri 19 Apr: Screenings (17:30-19:30, NCAD Gallery, Harry Clarke Room. Thomas Street, Dublin 8) www.livecollision.com/portfolio/screenings/

Fri 19 Apr: Speakers Corner at NCAD, Thomas Street, Dublin 8 (16:00)
Sat 20 Apr: Speakers Corner at GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 (16:00)
Sun 21 Apr: Speakers Corner at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (13:00)
www.livecollision.com/portfolio/speakers-corner-dublin/

Sat 20 Apr: Discussion without Time Limits (14:00, Cube, Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) www.livecollision.com/portfolio/discussions-without-time-limits/

Sun 21 Apr: Future Forum (13:00-17:00, Roasted Brown Café, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) www.livecollision.com/portfolio/future-forum/

www.livecollision.com

Irish Latin American Film Festival

18:00, Fri 19 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The 14th Irish American Film Festival will take place from Fri 19 – Sun 21 April. Featuring shorts and documentaries about Latin America, a focus of this year’s festival will be on Nicaragua.

The schedule for Friday 19 Apr is:

Latin Shorts 1 [[71′] 6.00 pm
Young, Nicaraguan and Organised [11.5′] 8.00 pm
Dreaming Nicaragua [78′] 8.15 pm

All other details can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/499698540066152/

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 19 Apr

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

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

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 19 Apr

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 19 Apr

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 19 Apr

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 19 Apr

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers will meet at the Martello tower car park in Sandymount to observe the 9 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

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 19 Apr

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

“Dublin Tribal Spirit” is a weekly event that gives you the great experience of a drumming circle with african drums and authentic tribal rhythms. Tom and Sinead, who run that event are providing lots of drums for it and teach you the rhythms.

There is no formal admission charge for this event, but donations are expected. The organisers bring their own 20-30 drums to it every week, so they are looking for donations to keep the event going.

www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Tribal-Spirit/201639663203598

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 19 Apr

Addison Lodge, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Addison Lodge are inviting local bands, musicians, poets, comedians and performers to share their talents at the new Addison Lodge Open Mic Nights in Glasnevin (opposite the Botanic Gardens). The event will take place every week. Admission is free.

www.addisonlodge.com/archives/276

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 19 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Saturday 20 Apr

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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

Fitness Class

10:00 – 11:00, Sat 20 Apr

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

A free Fitness Class will take in the Exchange, However, the event schedule/programme doesn’t say what type of fitness class it will be and if you have to bring something (e.g. a Yoga mat or similar).

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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

Spring Ideal Homes Show

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Apr

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

The Spring Ideal Home Show is Ireland’s biggest exhibition for home owners. The show features a products and advise for home extensions, interior design, energy saving, furnishing & decor, DIY, gardens etc. There is also an “Ideal Woman” section with fashion, accessories and beauty products.

Admission is free on Friday and Saturday if you print the ticket that you find at www.idealhome.ie/downloads/IHS13-ticket-web.pdf Opening hours are 14:00-21:30 on Friday and 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sun (and if you don’t bring your ticket also on Fri+Sat) admission is EUR 14 for adults, EUR 8 for students and children are free. If you download the ticket via the link above, you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1 on Sunday.

www.idealhome.ie

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 20 Apr

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

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

10:30 – 18:15, Sat 20 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The 14th Franco-Irish Literary Festival takes place from 19-21 April. The first two days (Fri+Sat) will be in the National Library and on the last day (Sun) there is only one single event, which will take place in the Alliance Francaise. The theme this year is “Love & Hurt”

All events are simultaneously interpreted in English and French. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

The full festival timetable is here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2013/timetable/
There will be two Panel Discussions, a reading, a Cafe Litteraire event and an event with Marie Darrieussecq on Saturday.

francoirishliteraryfestival.com

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 20 Apr

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 required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 20 Apr

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/

Camino de Santiago – Practical Information Day

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 20 Apr

St. James’s Parochial Hall, St James’s Church, James’s Street, Dublin 8

The Irish Society of the Friends of St. James, a voluntary organisation to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela, is inviting to a Practical Information Day. Camino Experts will answer your questions and provide information on walking routes, pilgrim passports and books, member application forms as well as tips for packing. The event takes place in St. James’s Parochial Hall, St James’s Church, James’s Street, Dublin 8 on Sat 20 April between 11:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/443227529092182

www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Society-of-the-Friends-of-St-James/110131172387472

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 20 Apr

Every Eason store in Ireland

Eason Story Time is back. As part of Eason’s “Get Into Reading” campaign, a specially selected children’s book will be read at 11:00 each Saturday in every Eason store in the country. On the website below are the dates and book titles from now until mid-June and for the next two months I have them included here:

20 Apr: Velveteen Rabbit Original by Margery Williams
27 Apr: World Champion of Staying Awake by Sean Taylor
04 May: Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
11 May: Dinosaurs in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman & Sarah Warburton

blog.easons.com/eason-story-time-2013/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 20 Apr

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, Sat 20 Apr

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 20 Apr

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/

Saturday Talk: Ireland and the Romans

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 20 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join Jacqueline Cahill Wilson, director of the Discovery Programme’s (LIARI) Late Iron Age and Roman Ireland project, to find out more about the latest research on the settlement patterns, environment, social structures and ritual practices of the people who lived and died in the later Irish Iron Age (AD1-500). This talk will present some of the important findings from the initial 18 month pilot phase of LIARI and outline plans for developing the research over the next two years. Admission is free and the event is suitable for adults.

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Spanish Children Art Workshop

12:15 – 13:30, Sat 20 Apr

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

Do your kids speak Spanish? Lucky if they do! And on top of that there is good news about an interesting workshop for them: Children Art Workshop and storytelling of “¡Bonita es la vida!” with the Illustrator Nívola Uyá. The workshop is for children over 6 years old. Each child should bring scissors, glue, craft card paper and paints. Admission is free, but there is limited capacity. RSVP: reservas.dublin@cervantes.es (please indicate name and age of the child and telephone number). The workshop will be in Spanish.

Record Store Day 2013

12:30, Sat 20 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Record Store Day 2013 will take place on Saturday and events take place in various locations. One of the main event contributors is Tower Records with lots of special offers and “Tower Live” in the Madison Nightclub next door to Tower Records in Wicklow Street. Doors open at 12:30 and all concerts are free. Admission is by wristband only and wristbands can be collected from the stall in the front window of the Wicklow Street store from 09:00 on Saturday morning.

The line-up for the day in the Madison is;
13:00 The Eskies
14:00 The Hot Sprockets
15:00 Nanu Nanu
16:00 The #1s
17:00 Gypsy Rebel Rabble
18:00 Sweet Jane
19:00 Ghost Estates
20:00 Blind Yackety

In the Soundbites Café “The Twilight Sad” is on stage at 15;00 and at 17:30 Owensie will perform.

www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=226

North Docklands Walking Tour

13:00, Sat 20 Apr

George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin 1

Pauline Byrne (Urban Planner) will lead a walking tour through the North Docklands. From George’s Dock to the Point Village, the walking tour will focus on recent changes in the North Docklands long history and will explain “The Docklands Regeneration
Project – Past Present & Future”. The event is part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival.

Meeting point is the George’s Dock Luas Stop. Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/images/stories/Downloads/five%20lamps%20arts%20festival%202013%20brochure%20finished.pdf

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 20 Apr

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

Vegan Bake Sales

13:00 – 15:30, Sat 20 Apr

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

The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is celebrating the 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale on Saturday and will run a Bake Sale in the Exchange Dublin. The proceeds will be divided equally between the Vegetarian Society of Ireland and the Donkey Sanctuary. People are invited to donate vegan baked goods.
There will be cakes, biscuits and other treats, all made using only plant-based ingredients. They will appeal to vegans, vegetarians, those avoiding dairy products and eggs and to anybody who has a sweet tooth.
There will be a short talk entitled “Two Cans” at intervals during the sale for anyone interested in learning about easy vegan meals.

www.vegetarian.ie/content/vegan-bake-sale

Archive at Lunchtime – April – IFI

13:10, Sat 20 Apr

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 April.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
06+13+20 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-double-bill/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+10+15+24+29 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-1/
03+08+17+22 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-2/

www.ifi.ie/

Live Collision Arts Festival

14:00, Sat 20 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Live Collision Arts Festival will take place in the Project Arts Centre and in a number of other locations. It is a performance art festival from Thurs 18 – Sun 21 April and a whole range of performances takes place.

Many of the events carry an admission charge, but there are a sizeable number of free events as well. The website doesn’t make it too easy to see what is happening, where and for how much, so I am listing the free events below, but recommend that you also have a look at the other events if performance art interests you.

Sat 20 Apr: Speakers Corner at GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 (16:00)
Sun 21 Apr: Speakers Corner at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (13:00)
www.livecollision.com/portfolio/speakers-corner-dublin/

Sat 20 Apr: Discussion without Time Limits (14:00, Cube, Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) www.livecollision.com/portfolio/discussions-without-time-limits/

Sun 21 Apr: Future Forum (13:00-17:00, Roasted Brown Café, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) www.livecollision.com/portfolio/future-forum/

www.livecollision.com

Urban Fleadh – Five Lamps Festival

14:00, Sat 20 Apr

Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

Urban Fleadh is an event in connection with the Five Lamps Art Festival. A fleadh is a traditional music festival and you can enjoy the atmosphere of a mini fleadh on the Bandstand in Fairview Park with Ceoltóirí Cluain Tarbh. www.cluaintarbh.net
Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/images/stories/Downloads/five%20lamps%20arts%20festival%202013%20brochure%20finished.pdf

National Gallery: Dancing Princes and Princesses

15:00, Sat 20 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery Family Programme “Dancing Princes and Princesses” with Louise McGrath takes place and admission is free. Suitable for Ages 4-10. The event involves activities for adults and children working together under the guidance of a qualified tutor. Children have to be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Exchange Board Games

16:00 – 20:00, Sat 20 Apr

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

An evening of playing Board Games takes place on Saturday in the Exchange. There will be lots of different games that you can play and you can also buy games there.

Check the Facebook Page below for more details. Admission is free and the games are suitable from 8 years of age.

www.facebook.com/events/257821891021268

Short Stories in Whispers / Kurzprosa im Flüsterton

16:00, Sat 20 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Judith Hermann tells stories about affection, youth, resignation and powerlessness. She will read from her current book “Alice”.

The event is in German. Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en10716177v.htm

Irish Latin American Film Festival

18:00 – 22:00, Sat 20 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The 14th Irish American Film Festival will take place from Fri 19 – Sun 21 April. Featuring shorts and documentaries about Latin America, a focus of this year’s festival will be on Nicaragua.

The schedule for Sat 20 Apr is:

Latin [EU] Shorts [76′] 6.00 pm
El tren de Las Moscas / The train of Flies [14′] 8.00 pm
Muralistas [25′] 8.15 pm
Water Rising [52′] 9.00 pm

All other details can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/499698540066152/

La Cosa Preziosa & Magdolna Toth, Hungary

19:00 – 21:00, Sat 20 Apr

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

A talk and discussion by the artists who currently exhibit in the CFCP as part of the Migrant Artists on Ireland Series will take place. Admission is free.

cfcp.ie/events/430

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 20 Apr

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 Dockworker’s Preservation Society

19:45, Sat 20 Apr

Five Lamps, North Strand, Dublin 1

On 20 April at 19:45 there will be a procession from the Five Lamps to the church of St Laurence O’Toole in Seville Place.

There will be an ecumenical service for deceased dock workers at 20:15 with the Artane band and the St Laurence O’Toole folk group and afterwards the exhibition of photographs’ will be opened to the public in Sheriff Youth Club.

The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society collected more than 1000 old photographs and the Five Lamps Arts Festival are hosting an exhibition to show many of these photos. The exhibition will run until 27 April.

www.fivelampsarts.ie

Dalymount Sessions – Gigs

20:00, Sat 20 Apr

Dalymount Park, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

The second Dalymount Sessions, a monthly event, will take place on Sat:

Sarah Crummy (Sligo)
Cash is King
Gerry Maher
Ruth Egan
The McLean Project
Wayne Gilroy
Dennis Delaney
Robbie Martinez
Colly

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/633381630010435

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 20 Apr

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/KCPeachesWineCave

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 20 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are listed on the website below.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

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Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 21 Apr

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Children’s Art Cart Workshops will be held again in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (01-6770095) every Sunday from 24 March to 22 December 2013. Currently the workshop is still free, but there is a possibility that a fee will be introduced at some point. Children must be over 6 years of age and must be supervised by an adult.
You can’t pre-book, so early arrival is required because there are only 20 places per session.

The themes are:
21 April: What would we do without them
28 April: Make a surprise.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,23664,en.html

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 21 Apr

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

The 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

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The 14th Franco-Irish Literary Festival takes place from 19-21 April. The first two days (Fri+Sat) will be in the National Library and on the last day (Sun) there is only one single event, which will take place in the Alliance Francaise. The theme this year is “Love & Hurt”

All events are simultaneously interpreted in English and French. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

The full festival timetable is here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2013/timetable/
There will be a Literary Brunch with Bernard du Boucheron, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Gilles Leroy, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh on Sunday.

francoirishliteraryfestival.com

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 21 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues 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 Violin Sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven, performed by Keith Pascoe violin and Brian MacNamara piano.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/881-sundaysnoon-violin-sonatas-by-mozart-and-beethoven1

Live Collision Arts Festival

13:00, Sun 21 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Live Collision Arts Festival will take place in the Project Arts Centre and in a number of other locations. It is a performance art festival from Thurs 18 – Sun 21 April and a whole range of performances takes place.

Many of the events carry an admission charge, but there are a sizeable number of free events as well. The website doesn’t make it too easy to see what is happening, where and for how much, so I am listing the free events below, but recommend that you also have a look at the other events if performance art interests you.

Sun 21 Apr: Speakers Corner at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (13:00)
www.livecollision.com/portfolio/speakers-corner-dublin/

Sun 21 Apr: Future Forum (13:00-17:00, Roasted Brown Café, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) www.livecollision.com/portfolio/future-forum/

www.livecollision.com

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 21 Apr

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/

O’Connell Street Walking Tour

14:00, Sun 21 Apr

O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 1

A walking tour through Dublin’s O’Connell Street, exploring the history of key monuments, will take place as part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. Significant works on the tour will include the Monument to Daniel O’Connell, Jim Larkin and The Spire. Carly Keegan will lead the walking tour.

Meeting point is at the Daniel O’Connell monument at the bottom of O’Connell Street from 13:30.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/images/stories/Downloads/five%20lamps%20arts%20festival%202013%20brochure%20finished.pdf

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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

Guided Walk: Fascinating Plants

14:30, Sun 21 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

How do plants survive in the desert? Which plants trap their own food? Why do trees have thorns? What’s the fastest growing plant in the world? Come to the guided walk “Fascinating Plants” and find out all the answers. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Art + Craft Market – Exchange Dublin

15:00 – 19:00, Sun 21 Apr

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

An Indoor Craft Market will take place in the Exchange Dublin with all sorts of Art and Craft on offer.

www.exchangedublin.ie/ai1ec_event/exchange-craft-market-2?instance_id=1006570

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Saucy Sundays

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 21 Apr

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. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 21 Apr

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

Irish Latin American Film Festival

18:00 – 21:30, Sun 21 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The 14th Irish American Film Festival will take place from Fri 19 – Sun 21 April. Featuring shorts and documentaries about Latin America, a focus of this year’s festival will be on Nicaragua.

The schedule for Sunday 21 Apr is:

Latin Shorts 2 [74′] 6.00 pm
Bonita – Ugly Bananas [23′] 8.00 pm
A Mexican Sound [13′] 8.25 pm
Palestine in the South [52′] 8.40 pm

All other details can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/499698540066152/

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 21 Apr

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/

Rackhouse Pilfer – Gig

19:00, Sun 21 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rackhouse Pilfer, a six-piece bluegrass, folk, alt-country and Americana Band based in Sligo, will perform in the “Live from the window” slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-rackhouse-pilfer/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 21 Apr

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 21 Apr

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. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Forro de Lampiao – Brazilian Dance

21:00 – 02:30, Sun 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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 21 Apr

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/

Sunday Roast

21:45, Sun 21 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 21 Apr

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 22 Apr

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Mon 22 Apr

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

www.livingroomsilence.org/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 22 Apr

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

Let’s Walk & Talk: Memories of Strumpet City

12:00 – 13:30, Mon 22 Apr

St. Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street, Dublin 2

In connection with the Dublin: Once CIty, One Book event series the Let’s Walk & Talk “Memories of Strumpet City” will take place.

Strumpet City deals powerfully with the era of tenements, widespread unemployment, poverty and the Great Lockout. This tour takes you through parts of the city still awash with memories of more desperate times for Dublin’s working classes before concluding at The Church Café & Bar, Mary Street for complimentary tea & coffee and an Irish music session. A special lunch offer will also be available. This walk will be led by historian Pat Liddy. Meet outside St. Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary. www.letswalkandtalk.ie

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

RDS Rising Stars Music Recital – Gemma Ní Bhriain

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 22 Apr

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

The RDS continues its series of Rising Stars Music Recitals in the RDS Concert Hall with Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo-soprano) accompanied by Dearbhla Collins (piano).

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website where you also find all details about this event.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1100178

Archive at Lunchtime – April – IFI

13:10, Mon 22 Apr

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 April.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
06+13+20 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-double-bill/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+10+15+24+29 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-1/
03+08+17+22 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-2/

www.ifi.ie/

Sell Yourself in an Interview

13:30 – 14:30, Mon 22 Apr

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

The Career Direction and Development programme at the Central Library continues with “Sell Yourself in an Interview” with Declan Carr, Senior Consultant, Carr Communications.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01-8734333 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/career_direction_development_april_and_may_2013.aspx

Academy Discourse: Spatial Justice, Housing and the Financial Crisis

18:00, Mon 22 Apr

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Academy Discourse “Spatial Justice, Housing and the Financial Crisis” with Professor Danny Dorling, professor of human geography in the University of Sheffield, will take place. Admission is free, but tickets are required via the website.

“In recent decades, across much of the affluent world, when there were economic good times some benefited much more than others. It may not have been fair but even though the gaps grew, few complained. When the bad times hit, they again hit some harder than others, usually much harder. People complained, but by then it was often too late. At the heart of the current financial crisis are issues of housing. Our fears over not being well-housed and our aspirations to move on up may have been milked by those most interested in making a short term profit; but when did those fears first grow and why were such impossible aspirations stoked?”

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Academy-Discourse–Spatial-Justice–Housing-and-th.aspx

Jurassic Paradiso: SCOOP’S Classic Cinema Club

19:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Apr

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Quare, Dublin 7

Every Monday, starting on 25 February, the SCOOP Foundation will be hosting Jurassic Paradiso, a free Classic Cinema Night for the community. The event, which will be held at the Generator Hostel and will help raise money for The SCOOP Foundation, a locally based charity that helps support children out of poverty in Cambodia and India.

During the event, attendees can watch a classic blockbuster such as Back To The Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Terminator 2, etc. The movie of the week will be voted on before hand on the Facebook page and there will also be featured themed nights.

Free popcorn will be available and low priced food and drinks can be provided by the Generator Hostel. After the movie there will be a brief movie discussion if you are interested and 2 hours of tunes focused around the movie, it’s genre, and the decade it was made.

The SCOOP (Supporting Children Out Of Poverty) Foundation is an innovative and dedicated charity and endeavors to raise funds through their own unique events and ideas to build schools and opportunities for children caught in the poverty trap in Cambodia and India.

www.facebook.com/JurassicParadiso

Traditional Music & Reading: “Strumpet City”

19:30, Mon 22 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An Irish Traditional Music event with readings from the “Dublin: One City, One Book” book “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett will take place. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 22 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Monday Echo is a weekly songwriter and poetry live showcase held on Mondays in the basement of The International Bar. Usually, the show has 3 songwriters and 3 poets who perform for roughly 20 minutes each. Admission is free.
The weekly line-up can be found via the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/themondayecho

Exchange Focus – Photography Workshop

20:30 – 22:00, Mon 22 Apr

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

Exchange Focus is a collective photography group. They act as a forum and meeting point for Dublin photographers to share techniques and collaborate on projects and they regularly exhibit their work and run free workshops in all aspects of photography. The group meets every second week on Monday nights and is open to everyone. All levels of experience are catered for.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 22 Apr

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. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 22 Apr

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

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Rock & Reggae Night – Hangover Club

21:45 – 02:30, Mon 22 Apr

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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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Tue 23 Apr

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

www.livingroomsilence.org/

Jungle Tangle – Book Reading

11:00 – 12:00, Tue 23 Apr

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Author Debbie Thomas reads from her second book ‘Jungle Tangle’. Admission is free.

blog.easons.com/category/events/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 23 Apr

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

A Hawk and a Hacksaw – In-Store event

13:00, Tue 23 Apr

Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

“A Hawk and a Hacksaw”, a duo from Albuquerque inspired by Eastern European, Turkish and Balkan tradition, will be in Tower Records for an In-store event.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Nabokov and Tennis – Lecture

13:00, Tue 23 Apr

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

This is a lecture by Prof. Gavriel Shapiro. “The lecture surveys Nabokov’s fascination with tennis throughout his life and proceeds to examine the manifestations of this sport in the writer’s works of both the Russian and the American years.”

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

The 1913 Lockout

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 23 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dames Street, Dublin 2

The talk “The 1913 Lockout – a spiritual revolution” by Des Geraghty will take place. Admission is free. Booking not necessary. For more info contact: cityarchives@dublincity.ie

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

World Book Day – Miguel de Cervantes

18:00, Tue 23 Apr

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

At the World Book Day this year, the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin, is inviting to a tribute to the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. There will be a recital of fragments from El Quijote and a double lecture by hispanists Grace Magnier and Diego Martínez Torrón, featuring the singularities which make the Cervantes’ literature a universal treasure, and specifically his influence on the English-Speaking world.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha87792_16_2.htm

Brooks Loves Books

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 23 Apr

Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2

World Book Night will encourage people to discover the joy of reading a good book, and Brooks Hotel is supporting this by hosting a free literary event – Brooks Loves Books – in the hotel.

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry is Brooks’ book of choice for World Book Night on 23 April and there will be readings from the book by actor Jim Roche as well a selection of music from Brooks’ pianist in the Café Lounge from 18:30.

Admission is free.

www.brookshotel.ie/

Dramatic readings from Strumpet City

18:30, Tue 23 Apr

Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Dramatic readings from Strumpet City by James Plunkett, this year’s book at Dublin: One City, One Book will take place. Be entertained as actor Fergus Cronin & historian Paul Rouse evoke the atmosphere of the time and provide historical context through reading, recorded music and imagery.

Admission is free, but booking is required: drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie or 01-8377206

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Milk & Cookies BookSwap

18:30, Tue 23 Apr

Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1

On World Book Day, Milk & Cookies is organising a BookSwap. Just bring your old books and swap them for new ones. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/451209288291305

Unit 1 – Performance Art

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 23 Apr

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

This is a monthly night of Performance Art (last Tuesday of every month) in the Exchange. Admission is free.
www.performanceartnetwork.ie

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Alchemist Café: Cities and Complexity

19:30, Tue 23 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The next Alchemist Cafe will take place on Tuesday and is entitled “Cities and Complexity”. The swarming of birds and fish and the collective intelligence of ants and bees are examples of intricate and complex patterns that has developed into a new area of science, known as the study of ‘complex systems’. Dr Hannah Fry from University College London will be talking about how applying these ideas to the workings of a city has the potential to directly influence the way we design our society – from transport to policing and everything in between.

Dublin’s Cafe Scientifique, which is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues in a more informal and accessible way.

www.alchemistcafedublin.com/

Catholic Church and the 1913 Lockout

19:30, Tue 23 Apr

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

“The Catholic Church and the 1913 Lockout as illustrated in Strumpet City” with Patsy McGarry of The Irish Times is a Dublin: One City, One Book event in the Assembly Hall in Dun Laoghaire’s County Hall. To book your free place, contact libraries@dlrcoco.ie or 01 2147970

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Traditional Music & Reading: “Strumpet City”

19:30, Tue 23 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An Irish Traditional Music event with readings from the “Dublin: One City, One Book” book “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett will take place. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

World Book Night – Sharing Literature

19:30, Tue 23 Apr

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

Sharing Literature with Free Books & A Simultaneous Global Book Launch will take place on World Book Night in the Irish Writers’ Centre.

An Internet launch of two books inspired by the Tarot will take place. Both are made available free by Scotus Press. One is Arcana by Jack Harte and it will be launched simultaneously in a number of languages. The other book is The New Tarot by Henry J Sharpe, a graphic re-interpretation of the major arcana in a modern idiom.

Throughout the evening and night the Writers’ Centre will be open to everyone and hopes to send all visitors home with a free book under their arms.

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

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 23 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play and if you are a performer you get a free beer. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Groove Band Competition – Final

20:00, Tue 23 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Groove Festival is taking place on Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 July in the Killruddery Estate between Bray and Greystones. Whelan’s are hosting one of the stages and were running a competition for up and coming Irish bands to play at Groove. On Sunday the line-up will be Third Smoke, Diablo DC, The Scenes, Just No. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/groove-band-competition-final/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 23 Apr

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 Three Colours of Love

20:00, Tue 23 Apr

Green Room Bar, Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1

The Three Colours of Love are folktales about Love from around the World. Come and hear these musical sometimes
mystical stories of romance, heart-to-hearts and skipping beats. Fiona Dowling will tell the stories and Bernard Burns will play Saxophone. Admission is free. – The event is part of the Five Lamps Art Festival.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/images/stories/Downloads/five%20lamps%20arts%20festival%202013%20brochure%20finished.pdf

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Tue 23 Apr

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

Quizz Night at Mother Reilly’s

20:30 – 23:00, Tue 23 Apr

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

Every Tuesday a free quiz night takes place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. IT is a fun-filled night and you can even win some prizes. Registration is from 20:30 and the quizz starts at 21:00.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 23 Apr

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: Tir Na Nog (Folk). Admission is free.

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

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 23 Apr

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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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Wed 24 Apr

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

www.livingroomsilence.org/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 24 Apr

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

Musical Tales 2013

13:00, Wed 24 Apr

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

The Contemporary Music Centre presents Musical Tales 2013 – two concerts in Dublin City Libraries as part of One City One Book – featuring Royal Irish Academy of Music Miriam Kaczor (flute), Evelina Ndlova (electric piano) and Margaret Bridge, (choral conductor with a choir of eight singers), presented by composer Benjamin Dwyer

The first concert takes place in the Music Libary of the Central Library and the second concert will follow on Thurs 25 Apr in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

The Heritage of the Brothers Grimm

13:00, Wed 24 Apr

Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

As part of the interactive exhibition “Fairy Tale Worlds”, which runs from 11 until 26 April 2013 in the Goethe-Institut in Dublin, Pierre Schlosser will give a talk about the German Fairy Tale Route and the heritage of the Brothers Grimm.

The English language event notive on the Goethe-Institut website claims that this event has taken place on 08 April, but the German language page for the same event, says it will take place on 24 April. Considering it is the Goethe Institut, I trust the German language version more. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/de10858557v.htm Admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en10858557v.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – April – IFI

13:10, Wed 24 Apr

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 April.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
06+13+20 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-double-bill/
The Monday/Wednesday programmes are here
01+10+15+24+29 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-1/
03+08+17+22 April: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-euro-paens-programme-2/

www.ifi.ie/

Tour of the Conservation Studios

14:30 – 15:30, Wed 24 Apr

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

“Behind the Scenes: Tour of the Conservation Studios” is an opportunity to see how Museum artefacts are conserved for the future. It includes a look at furniture, textile and archaeological conservation. This is an adult event and booking is essential via 01-6486453

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Dublin Lockout Cartoons

15:00, Wed 24 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

“The Dublin Lockout Cartoons of Ernest Kavanagh” with James Curry will take place. Admission is free. Booking not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 24 Apr

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

EU enlargement in Central and Eastern Europe: Happy ever After?

18:15, Wed 24 Apr

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

A lecture by Dr Vera Sheridan and Dr Sabina Stan (DCU) as part of the Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe. This talk will discuss the different journeys that brought ten new member states into the European Union from Central and Eastern Europe.

Admission is free.

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

Strumpet City – the TV series

18:30, Wed 24 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Strumpet City – the TV series” Bryan Murray (Fitz), John Kelleher (executive producer) and Tony Barry (producer) tell the story of the making of the TV series for RTE. Other cast and crew members will be in the audience.

Admission free. Booking not necessary

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Traditional Music & Reading: “Strumpet City”

19:30, Wed 24 Apr

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An Irish Traditional Music event with readings from the “Dublin: One City, One Book” book “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett will take place. Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 24 Apr

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Wed 24 Apr

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 24 Apr

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 24 Apr

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 24 Apr

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 24 Apr

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 25 Apr

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Thu 25 Apr

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

www.livingroomsilence.org/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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

Musical Tales 2013

13:00, Thu 25 Apr

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The Contemporary Music Centre presents Musical Tales 2013 – two concerts in Dublin City Libraries as part of One City One Book – featuring Royal Irish Academy of Music Miriam Kaczor (flute), Evelina Ndlova (electric piano) and Margaret Bridge, (choral conductor with a choir of eight singers), presented by composer Benjamin Dwyer

The first concert takes place in the Music Libary of the Central Library and the second concert will follow on Thurs 25 Apr in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required via rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie or 01-4973539

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Afternoon Talk: Pedro Almodóvar

16:00 – 17:30, Thu 25 Apr

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

Professor Hugh Campbell of the UCD School of Architecture will give a presentation on the films of Almodóvar.

With a focus on All About My Mother, this talk looks at how characters’ private and public selves are created and mediated through the director’s use of urban spaces.

Adnission is free. Book your seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@irishfilm.ie (emailed booking requests must be confirmed by the Box Office in order to be considered valid).

www.ifi.ie/film/afternoon-talk-pedro-almodovar/

1 sqm House

17:30, Thu 25 Apr

NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Berlin architect and designer Van Bo Le-Mentzel asks: “What would happen if everyone could create his own square meter? And decide on its price?” His one square meter house is mounted on castors, a movable property.

At this talk, Van Bo Le-Mentzel will explain the concept of his 1 sqm house and the NCAD students will present their 1 sqm houses.

The event is in English and admission is free.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en10754677v.htm

In Conversation at NCH – Presenting This Situation, 2007

17:30 – 18:30, Thu 25 Apr

IMMA at National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

“In Conversation at NCH | Presenting This Situation, 2007” in the lecture room of the Irish Museum of Modern Art at the National Concert Hall is an event in connection with the current exhibition “This Situation” by Tino Seghal.

Georgie Thompson (Assistant Curator, IMMA) and Louise Hojer (Project Manager of This Situation) discuss the presentation of This Situation, for an Irish context at IMMA.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236716.htm

Trade Union Comic Launch

18:00, Thu 25 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The “Big Jim” Book launch will take place on Thursday. “Big Jim” is a comic book retelling the story of trade union leader Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout and Larkin’s battle on behalf of the downtrodden labourers of the city. The book has been created by Rory McConville and Paddy Lynch.

Appearing on the night will
Actor, Ger O’Leary, recreating one of Jim Larkin’s most famous speeches.
Stephen Mooney, professional Irish comic book artist on books like Angel, Half Past Danger
Donal Fallon, who blogs at the popular Dublin historical, life and culture website comeheretome.com

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/big-jim-book-launch-2/

Dramatic readings from Strumpet City

18:30, Thu 25 Apr

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Dramatic readings from Strumpet City by James Plunkett, this year’s book at Dublin: One City, One Book will take place. Be entertained as actor Fergus Cronin & historian Catriona Crowe evoke the atmosphere of the time and provide historical context through reading, recorded music and imagery.

Admission is free, but booking is required: rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8315521

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

EUMETSAT: A European Success Story

18:30, Thu 25 Apr

Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The Irish Meteorological Society invites you to the public lecture “EUMETSAT: A European Success Story” by Declan Murphy. EUMETSAT is responsible for the launch and operation of meteorological satellites which make a significant contribution to weather forecasting and to the monitoring of the global climate.

Everybody is welcome and admission is free, but you have to book your place at www.irishmetsociety.org. Tea/coffee from 17:30 and there will be a complimentary satellite poster for attendees.

www.met.ie/news/display.asp?ID=200

Evening with Rashers Tierney

18:30, Thu 25 Apr

Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2

“An Evening with Rashers Tierney – readings and songs from James Plunkett’s Strumpet City”. The classic novel of Dublin city life in the early 1900’s through the words of the irrepressible Rashers Tierney.

Admission free an booking is recommended on visitorcentre@waterwaysireland.org Tel: 01 6777510

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Sound Devices

18:30, Thu 25 Apr

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Sound Devices is a new way for both artists and audiences to explore the connection between sound, acousmatic music and literature. Rathmines Library is hosting a series of curated monthly events in the form of imaginative journeys through sound. All events are free and open to everybody.

Sound artist La Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Caprara) will be guiding you through the curated sound stories submitted from around the world.

The next event (Sound Device n.3) is on Thursday and to book your place you have to contact sounddevicesdublin [at] gmail.com

sounddevicesdublin.wordpress.com/

Start Your Own Business Programme 2013

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 25 Apr

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

The Start Your Own Business Programme 2013, in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board, is a biannual (Spring & Autumn) series of 12 free lectures for you if you are contemplating self employment or have started recently and are in need of advice and expertise in all aspects of starting and/or developing a business in Ireland. This year the theme is Innovation for Business.

The lectures are:
25 April: Ideas Generation & Market Research
02 May: Financing your Business
09 May: Digital Marketing and Social Media
16 May: Ethnic Entrepreneurship
23 May: Business Planning Structure

More details are here www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/syob_2013.aspx The training programme is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/syob_2013.aspx

Spaces in culturally diverse societies

19:00 – 20:30, Thu 25 Apr

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

“Spaces in culturally diverse societies – from everyday encounters to participative interaction” is a discussion on the topic of spaces in Dublin and how inclusive they are.

cfcp.ie/events/453

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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

Paddy Cummins – Healer

20:00, Thu 25 Apr

Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2

Paddy Cummins will talk about his work as a healer.
More information can be obtained from Sheila at 0876330474.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated

www.dublin.ie/calendar_details.aspx?eventid=4106

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Thu 25 Apr

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Trinity Bar, nect to the Cetntral Bank on Dame Street, has live music four nights/afternoons every week and admission is free:
Tues – 20:00: Theo Red (Alternative Rock)
Wed – 20:00: Tara Hill (Folk Rock, Celtic and Traditional)
Thurs – 20:00: Pachino Brothers (cover versions, oldies and own material)
Sun – 17:00: Traditional LIve Music

www.dublincitihotel.com/Bar-Dublin-City-Centre/

Readings from Strumpet City

20:30, Thu 25 Apr

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

The month of events for the “Dublin: One City, One Book” celebration of “Strumpet City” by James Plunkett is coming to an end. Five more days and on Thursday “Readings from Strumpet City” with Val O’Donnell with accompanying Dublin songs performed by singer Barry Gleeson will take place.

Admission is free, but booking is advisable: Tel: 01 4939642 or email rathfarnhamcastle@opw.ie

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/node/283

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 25 Apr

Rathmines Inn, 82 Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6

Bad Boy Jake are every Thursday until the end of February in the newly re-opened Rathmines Inn, playing their rock, blues and Americana.

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys

21:00, Thu 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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 25 Apr

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

Cabin Sessions

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 25 Apr

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Rosemount, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14

The next Cabin Sessions is taking place on Thursday. The McGrane family with Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro) and featuring Cathy Mc Evoy (fiddle). Special Guests Tim Hawkins Cathal Cusack & Richard Hawkins (Trad American), Mongoose (Contemporary Folk), Taylor’s Lane (Contemporary). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cabin-Sessions-Acoustic-Music-at-its-Finest/172602396180287

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 25 Apr

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

Ed Zealous, Gangs, Swords – Gig

22:30, Thu 25 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Ed Zealous, Gangs and Swords are performing in Whelan’s on Thursday. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30. The gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-ed-zealous-gangs-swords/

Friday 26 Apr

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Fri 26 Apr

The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2

The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)

www.livingroomsilence.org/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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

Passenger & Giovanna

13:00, Fri 26 Apr

Tower Records Ireland, 6-8 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

An In-Store event with Passenger at 13:00 and at some other (unspecified) time with Giovanna will take place.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Flea Friday

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 26 Apr

Dark Horse Inn, 1-2 George’s Quay, Dublin 2

The new Flea Friday, a Flea Market in the Dark Hose Inn on Fridays will start from 19 April. You will find clothes, jewellery, cake, records, art, etc at the market. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/546772148695939/?ref=22

Crow Black Chicken – Gig

19:00, Fri 26 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Crow Black Chicken” will take over Whelan’s on Friday. It seems that they will not only play one, but two gigs on the same night. At 19:00, they will perform in the “Live from the window” slot and admission is free for this gig.

On the same evening, they are also performing in the Midnight Hour and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-windoww-crow-black-chicken-3/
www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-w-crow-black-chicken-2/

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 26 Apr

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

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

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

19:30, Fri 26 Apr

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). This is a srop in class and newcomers are welcome.

www.sahajayoga.ie

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 26 Apr

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 26 Apr

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 Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 26 Apr

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

“Dublin Tribal Spirit” is a weekly event that gives you the great experience of a drumming circle with african drums and authentic tribal rhythms. Tom and Sinead, who run that event are providing lots of drums for it and teach you the rhythms.

There is no formal admission charge for this event, but donations are expected. The organisers bring their own 20-30 drums to it every week, so they are looking for donations to keep the event going.

www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Tribal-Spirit/201639663203598

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 26 Apr

Addison Lodge, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Addison Lodge are inviting local bands, musicians, poets, comedians and performers to share their talents at the new Addison Lodge Open Mic Nights in Glasnevin (opposite the Botanic Gardens). The event takes place every week. Admission is free.

www.addisonlodge.com/archives/276

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 26 Apr

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard provides regular live music. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Events Coming Up

Photofest Ireland

Sun 28 Apr – 10:00-18:00
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin 9
Photofest Ireland will take place on 28 Apr and admission is free if you have pre-registered on www.photofestireland.eventbrite.ie/ All main suppliers of photographic products, IT prodcuts for the photographer & photography services will be at the exhibition/trade fair. Free seminars with experts and special offers for many products will complement the stalls. Check all details on www.photofestireland.com/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

14+20+27 Apr

Three free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains will take place this month. The are moderate to strenuous walks and all details can be found at the UPCOMING EVENTS section on www.dublinmountains.ie/news/latest_news/?no_cache=1 Make sure that you pre-register if you want to take part, but the details for that are also on the website.

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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. ;-)

Stupid Advertisement Wordings

Like many of you, I get lots of promotional mails and I am not talking about mails in the context with the Dublin Event Guide, but mails that are just trying to sell me something or get me to do something. They usually are written by marketing people but seemingly more often be just people in marketing roles. ;-)

Why the implied criticism? Well, if you read a mail and you have a “Doooohhhh!” experience, then you know that the person who wrote it wasn’t in best form when writing it.

I know you want some examples, right? Well here you go, I have two for you today:

1) A big-ish exhibition wrote: “Register Now and you can GO FREE Saturday or Sunday (or 2 for 1 on Sunday). Offer Must End.”

Doooh! Really? The offer must end? Well, when exactly? Maybe after the exhibition? That sentence is unnecessary and stupid. The person writing wanted to create an urgency, but should read up on how to do that properly.
And another thing; Why is “GO FREE” in capitals? The treatment of the word “free” in mails is a whole other topic and a bug bear of mine, but I will leave that for another time. ;-)

2) A big event venue that runs many high profile events and is aligned with an energy company sent a mail to their “Rewards” club during the week promoting an event. The event is reasonably interesting but a little unusual. It is a conversation between three people about a subject that got lots of attention a few weeks back, but is now not that riveting anymore. Nevertheless, the admission charge is a significant EUR 20 and the event takes place on a Saturday, which is not necessarily the evening you might want to sit down to listen to a conversation about a (now!) less spectacular topic.

So why do I mention this event here. Well, the e-mail author wrote:
“Due to demand we’re extending our exclusive Rewards Club ticket offer to the end of the week. Simply book your seats through the Rewards Club before 8AM on Friday 19th of April for an amazing EUR 5 discount and get tickets for only EUR 15!”

So, “due to demand”!? Dooooh! That most likely should read “Due to LACK of demand”! Or has it ever happened that HUGE demand was the reason to reduce the price for longer than initially intended?

Odd that people don’t think about the meaning of their words.

Just in case you are interested in marketing and what expressions should be used with care, check this article about Overused Marketing Words and Phrases

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

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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 2013 by Joerg Steegmueller.

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