Dublin Event Guide 311: Riverfest, Kitefest, Space Expo, TCD Shakespeare Festival

May 31st, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 311 | 31 May 2013

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Hi all!

I know, after the early delivery of the Dublin Event Guide last week, you probably were hoping for the same again this week. And now this week it is back to the late sending. I know! Life is full of surprises! :-)

I got a surprise last week when completely unexpected the Matt Cooper Show (The Last Word) on Today FM rang on Thursday to ask me if I would be prepared to come to the studio and talk about weekend events a couple of hours later. It was nice to be asked and who knows, maybe they will need me a few more times. I would be happy to do that. Because Today FM is a national radio station, we had to put a lot of non-Dublin events in as well and also I couldn’t stick with free events only, but that’s no problem. It is not an ideological reason anyway why this newsletter/e-zine focuses on free events.

Sometimes people don’t realise, but the name is there for a reason. The events in this Dublin Event Guide are all free (unless otherwise clearly noted). This week I have one or two non-free events included. Yes, it is an exception, but if an organsation runs lots of free events throughout the year and then needs a bit of help with a (non-free) fundraiser, I am more than happy to help.

Speaking of fundraiser….it is the beginning of the month again and I need your help again. You remember, I need to find EUR 170 every month. Can you chip in 1 Euro per month for the Dublin Event Guide? That’s just EUR 12 Euro for the whole year. Cheap as chips! ;-) Thanks a lot, Your help is needed!

Did you follow my advise last week and went to the Dublin City Soul Festival? If you did, you had a brilliant time – without a doubt! The weather was outstanding and the music was brilliant as every year. Chris Maher and his team delivered a super festival again and I am already looking forward to next year’s Soul Festival. ;-)

Now the weekly appeal to spread the word: Help your friends, family and colleagues as well to enjoy Dublin more. Every week there are at least 60 new subscribers. Help bring that to 100 or even 150 per week! There are lots of ways to stay in touch: The weekly e-mail magazine (subscribe on the website!), the website ( www.dublineventguide.com ) or the smart phone version/app ( m.dublineventguide.com ) or just want to be part of it by LIKING the Facebook Page But the bestest option is to do ALL of the above! ;-)

And did I mention that already earlier: If you get and use the Dublin Event Guide regularly and good use from it, please also consider contributing a little bit of money to keep it going week after week. All the help I get is used to cover the cost of EUR 170 per month. Apart from searching for events and writing about them, every month I have to find EUR 170. We just make it in most months, but it is always a struggle. You can help taking that worry off my shoulder: I suggest just EUR 1 per month, which amounts to EUR 12 per year. Come to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm

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Have an event-full week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-zine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and this section is for the people that want to remind that despite all, life is great and it is important to be alive.

Today the Feel Good Slot video clip says: “Let’s be more loving to others.” It is a very good video that shows what might go on in other people’s head. If we knew what it is, we probably would often be more caring and loving. But because we know, we don’t think about it. Let’s think a little bit more. Watch the video, it is good! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2_knlv_xw

Thanks Kevin D for suggesting this video clip to me. Good suggestion!!

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Last week Colin B was the only person who helped with a crucial donation! Colin you made a difference! Thanks a lot! All the support is much needed.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

This week the “Joerg’s Picks” are not difficult to put together.

I will start with a non-free event, though. I love Treasure Hunts, so on Saturday I will try to take part in the Milk & Cookie Story Scavangers Assemble event. It really sounds great. And there is another non-free event on my list for this weekend. Bord Bia was so nice to give me a pair of tickets for Bloom, so I will go there again.

Now to the free events: I will definitely be at the Riverfest on Sat or Sun or Mon! Then at the Kitefest on Sunday. Have a look at the Improvised Walking Tours on Saturday and Sunday as well.

And next week? Two big events and both of them have to do with Trinity College. The first one is the Space Expo, I definitely want to see that. The second one is the last chance to go to the TCD Shakespeare Festival.

Competitions

The Great Hunger by Patrick Kavanagh – Ticket Competition

10-15 June – 20:15
Mill Theatre Dundrum, Dublin 16

Peter Duffy will perform The Great Hunger by Patrick Kavanagh in the Mill Theatre. Peter is originally from County Monaghan and has a natural feel for the language and sensibility of the text.
First published in 1942, the epic poem “The Great Hunger” is one of the classics of Irish literature – many feel it is Kavanagh’s best work, a masterpiece. It is a long narrative poem set in rural County Monaghan in the 1930s/early 40s. It concerns the life and struggles of the anti-hero and small farmer Patrick Maguire. An un-sentimental portrait of the life and times, it has echoes of The Great Famine in the title and the text. After the performance (approx. 1 hr 10 min) there will be a post performance talk / Q&A.

Tickets are EUR 12/10 and you can book on 01-2969340 or online www.milltheatre.ie

Peter has made two pairs of tickets available. The first pair is for the performance on Tues 11 June and the second pair for the performance on Wed 12 June. To win a pair of tickets, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with KAVANAGH in the subject of your mail and with your name and mobile phone number in the body. Please tell me also if you would prefer tickets for Tuesday or Wednesday. Your mail has to be with me by Mon 10 June at 12:00. www.thegreathunger.wordpress.com

BLOOM IN THE PARK – TICKET COMPETITION

30 May-03 June
Phoenix Park

Bord Bia’s Bloom Festival is taking place again in Phoenix Park and this year it will run from Thurs 30 May – Mon 03 June. Bloom is Ireland’s largest gardening, food and family event and in previous years 90,000 people visited the event. Tickets for the Festival cost from EUR 20 for adults and kids go free, there are various concession and early bird prices if you book on line and they can be bought on www.ticketmaster.ie/bloomdiscount

For the Dublin Event Guide Readers, Bord Bia made a number of pairs of tickets available and the lucky winners are: Gerry Reynolds, Niamh O’Brien, Susi Pajda, Isabelle Fallon, Mary Flood and Kate Smith. Congratulations.

Bloom is a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host live cooking demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Donal Skehan and Rozanne Stevens. The demonstrations will be hosted by TV presenter and foodie, Ella McSweeney who will also interview Irish food producers throughout the weekend.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. So, be at Bloom between 30 May and 03 June. The website www.bloominthepark.com is your place to buy the tickets and to find more information. Another great help for people without car: A courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station will bring you to the Bloom site.

Tell me about your competitions!

Whenever I can organise a competition for you, I do, but I obviously need your help to bring competitions to you and the other 14,000 Dublin Event Guide readers. If you know somebody who would benefit from running a competition to get the word out about either their cool non-free event OR about their deadly product (!!), just contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the details. It is all very simple! ;-)

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Dublin City – Major building site! Grafton Street AND the whole new LUAS route.

You heard that it is expected that the LUAS interconnect building work will begin at some stage this year? And that for a long long time, Stephen’s Green, Dawson Street, Kildare Street, College Green, Westmoreland Street, D’Olier Street, O’Connell Street and Marlborough Street will be dug up/building sites/a mess!? For the LUAS work last time it took YEARS and shops and pubs closed down because customers stayed away.

Now it has announced that the Grafton Street “revamp” will also get underway soon. From July until November 2014 the paving in Grafton Street will be replaced. The (I think) nice red paving will be replaced with grey granite stones. It is a pity, I find, as Grafton Street looks a lot nicer than the new look that will be like Henry Street. The paving in Grafton Street needs some repair, but I am not sure if it will be NICER afterwards. Either way, the impact will be huge! Did you read that? 2014!?!?!?!! Ok, they are taking a break for 8 weeks over Christmas and New Year, but 15 months to re-pave a street???

And the other impressive part: The closures of Dublin Castle, Farmleigh House, the Museum of Modern Art and now Grafton Street de- and re-construction all happen during that oh, so important year for tourism? Inviting people to come to a building site!? You call it “Gathering”! www.dublinpeople.com/article.php?id=2418&l=100

Beerhouse to open

During a time when we hear more about pub and restaurant closures than about openings it is great to see that there are still people that take the risk and start new things and hopefully they will be rewarded. This week the new “Beerhouse” in Capel Street is just about to open (It was planned for last night, but had to be postponed for a day or two).

I haven’t been there yet and only saw some pictures. From the pictures I would say, it is a cafe-like venue that sells beer instead of cafe but that has the look and feel of a cafe. ;-) Interesting new idea. They are promising to have lots of life music events, so you will hear about the Beerhouse regularly here in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

The place is/wants to be quirky or at least different and that is good. The address indicates that as well: 84.5 Capel Street!? ;-) The place is at the very top of Capel Street at the junction with Bolton Street if I interpret Google Maps correctly.

Chesterfield Avenue Weekend Closure until September

It didn’t make sense last year and it still does not make sense, but Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park will be closed at weekends (Friday 21:00-Sun 21:00) between 17 May and 29 Sept for the second year. Last year a number of events were planned to take place on Chesterfield Avenue because of the 350th birthday of Phoenix Park. This year there is no event programme. A 18 page document about the road closure comes to the main conclusion that the closure made work easier for OPW staff and Gardai WHEN an event took place. But with not many relevant events on Cheserfield Avenue taking place this year and with no other significant advantages, it is absolutely not clear why this quite busy route linking Dublin City with Blanchardstown/Castleknock should be closed.

Oh, you wonder why the closure goes from 21:00 until 21:00? Glad you asked! The reason is because we can’t have park staff working during the hours of darkness!! WTF! (Page 15 of the document!)
www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24084,en.html

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.

Photography Exhibition – Creative Week – Griffith College

29 May – 04 June/06 June

Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Creative Week will be showcasing the best work from Photography, Media Journalism, Architecture, Computing, Fashion and Interior Design in Griffith College

The Graduate Photography exhibition will take place as part of the college’s Creative Week and 27 Photography students will showcase their Final Photographic Project work, ranging from documentary to fine art and more. 5 Visual Media Journalism students will also showcase photographic work and 5 Film students will be screening their documentaries alongside the Photography and Journalism students. The Griffith College Graduate Photography Exhibition and Media Show opening (with food and refreshments) will take place on Wed 29 May at 18:30. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The photo exhibition will run until 04 June, Creative Week will continue until 06 June. Opening hours are 30+31 May: 11:00-19:00, 01-03 June: 11:00-17:00, 04 June: 11:00-19:00.

www.facebook.com/pages/GCD-Graduate-Photography-Exhibition-Media-Show/140531952687477

www.gcd.ie/creativeshow2013/

De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday: A Photographic Exhibition on De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland in 1969

27 May – 21 June

European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The exhibition shows original photographs from the Kennelly Archive of De Gaulle’s visit to Ireland after he left power in May 1969. Portraits of the McCartans, De Gaulle’s Irish ancestors, will also be exhibited. Padraig and Joan Kennelly, founders of a small photographic studio in Tralee, Co. Kerry, followed the trail of De Gaulle and recorded the excitement caused amongst the inhabitants of Sneem, County Kerry. www.ambafrance-ie.org/

Grimace – White Lady Art

01-29 June

White Lady Art, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Grimace will be an exhibition of recent work from Northern Irish artist Paul McCarroll and Irish artist Boz Mugabe. McCarroll and Boz both work in minute detail to produce drawings and paintings that create a strong response from their audience. Their subject matter, use of symbolism, and scale of production amalgamate to question what the observer considers to be appropriate, or inappropriate, subjects for artwork. www.facebook.com/events/362561623862100/?fref=ts

The opening reception takes place on Sat 01 June from 18:00-21:00.

Admission is free.

Paul Swan – The Back Loft

30 May – 04 June (12:00-18:00)

The Back Loft, La Catedral Studios, 7-11, St. Augustine Street, Dublin 8

Emergent is an exhibition of new paintings by Paul Swan. Paul Swan is originally from Yorkshire but has been living and working in Ireland for over twenty years. Despite experience in figurative painting, illustration and graphics, as well as recent digital and installation work, he is primarily an abstract painter with a career spanning a number of decades.

Admission is free.

Friday 31 May

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Woman’s World Show – RDS

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 31 May

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

The Woman’s World Show takes place over the bank holiday weekend (Fri-Sun) in Simmonscourt Complex of the RDS in conjunction with The Women’s Mini-Marathon. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty, Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, this is the largest female event in Ireland.

There will be 15 catwalk shows over the weekend and there will be Health Checks and Style Academies as well.

Admission is free, but only if you have registered on the website to get your free tickets.

www.womansworldshow.com/

Pipeworks Organ Concert: Mark Duley

18:10, Fri 31 May

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

This is a free pre-concert organ recital linked to main evening NSO concert (which is not free). Mark Duley will play the organ in the National Concert Hall.

www.pipeworksfestival.com/

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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

By Chance – Gig

20:00, Fri 31 May

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The band “By Chance” is launching their single “Impossible is Nothing” on Friday. Special Guests are “Men in Slacks” and “My Marble Eye”. Admission is free.

www.bychancemusic.com/

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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 01 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 01 Jun

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

Woman’s World Show – RDS

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Jun

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

The Woman’s World Show takes place over the bank holiday weekend (Fri-Sun) in Simmonscourt Complex of the RDS in conjunction with The Women’s Mini-Marathon. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty, Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, this is the largest female event in Ireland.

There will be 15 catwalk shows over the weekend and there will be Health Checks and Style Academies as well.

Admission is free, but only if you have registered on the website to get your free tickets.

www.womansworldshow.com/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:30, Sat 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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/

Dublin Port River Fest

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Jun

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Port Riverfest is a new festival for Dublin. For many years the Maritime Festival invited people to come to the Quays on the June Bank Holiday weekend, but when the Dublin Dockland Development Agency (DDDA) got into hot water a few years back, the Maritime Festival got buried as well.

Now the Dublin Port Authority took the initiative and will run the Dublin Port Riverfest on North Wall Quay between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the East Link Toll Bridge.

Looking at the programme, this year’s Riverfest might not be as multifacetted yet as the Maritime Festival was, but you best check that yourself. ;-) I know, I will.

There will be a Funfair, a Food & Craft Market, there will be 6 Tall Ships and over 60 gaffers (old sailing boats with gaff rigs).

On Sat 01 June the events take place from 11:00-18:00 with Tall Ships being there, Tug Boat Displays at mid-day, markets the funfair, rowing and curragh races on the Liffey and face painters and balloon artists.

On Sunday there will also be the “Parade of Sail” at 16:00 with 50 gaffers and Tall ships and the “Between the Bridges” Gaffers Race from 14:00-16:00.

On Monday the brochure doesn’t list the Tall Ships anymore, but the programme on the website still does? The rest of the programme will be as on Saturday.

I couldn’t find any details about the music entertainment, but two interesting oppoertunities to visit some ships (for free): The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and the MV Cill Airne will be at North Wall Quay and you will be able to visit them.

dublinriverfest.com/

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 01 Jun

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:

01 Jun: I Am Not Sleepy & I Will Not Go To Bed by Lauren Child
08 Jun: This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
15 Jun: Come On, Daisy by Jane Simmons

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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/

IMPROSITEATION – Improvised Walking Tours

12:00, Sat 01 Jun

Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The IMPROSITEATION improv festival takes place this weekend and there will be free improvised walking tours at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00 this weekend. (Donations are welcome, though.) The aim of these Improvised Walking Tours is to take improvisation out into the streets. Find yourself on a road you’ve never taken. Marvel at a side of Dublin you never knew about. The improvised walking tour makes up the route, facts and history in this 40 minute trip through Dublin. Meeting point is at the Central Bank.

www.facebook.com/events/387609041353720/

International Protest Against Austerity

12:00, Sat 01 Jun

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

A series of protest events and marches in many countries will take place on Saturday against Austerity and the Troika (IMF, ECB, EC). In Dublin the event will be at the Garden of Remembrance but a protest march doesn’t seem to be planned.

[Since the protest is too indirect and unspecific, many doubt that it a) will be effective and that b) many will take part. It is like protesting against taxes. Sure we all don’t like them, but if you want to achieve change you have to be very specific. ]

www.facebook.com/events/339616806166266/

Scavenger Assemble – Photo Treasure Hunt

12:00, Sat 01 Jun

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

Scavengers Assemble is a Photo Treasure Hunt in the City Centre, organised by the people behind the monthly story-telling event “Milk & Cookie Stories”.

The event is NOT free, but I definitely think it is ok to mention it here because for years, Milk & Cookie Stories is a free events and so I am happy to help with this fundraiser to ensure that Milk & Cookies can continue as a free event. The cost for taking part is EUR 4 and you can take part in groups of up to 5 people.

The event is suitable for all ages and will be action packed and fun-filled, I am told. Sign-up begins at 12:00 at the Chocolate Factory. At 13:00 the teams will be given a list of challenges and each team then has until 16:00 to complete as many challenges as possible & return to the Chocolate Factory.

Read all the rules (there aren’t many) and instructions here: www.facebook.com/events/538104092903201/542396872473923

Sounds like a really cool event! And with the mountain of prizes and the amount of organisation such an event needs, EUR 4 per person is a bargain.

Sun Show

13:00, Sat 01 Jun

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

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

astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

Archive at Lunchtime – June – IFI

13:10, Sat 01 Jun

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 June. The theme for the whole month will be the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
01+22 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-progs-1-2-june-2013/
The Monday/Wednesday and non-double-bill Saturday programmes are here
03+19 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-1-june-2013/
05+17 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-2-june-2013/
08+12+24+29 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-3-june-2013/
10+26 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-4-june-2013/
Dr. Harvey O’Brien (Film Studies Lecturer, UCD) will give an illustrated talk looking at the representations on film of the JFK visit to Ireland in 1963 in the free IFI Afternoon Talk on 27 June at 16.30, You need to book for this free event. Check the details.

www.ifi.ie/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 01 Jun

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

KinoD Film Screening

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 01 Jun

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

This is a ‘open-mic’ night for film makers. KinoD, the Dublin cell of the Kino free-film-movement, are inviting all filmmakers to come and screen their films at one of the upcoming film screening nights.

www.facebook.com/kinodublin

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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/

Woman’s World Show – RDS

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 02 Jun

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

The Woman’s World Show takes place over the bank holiday weekend (Fri-Sun) in Simmonscourt Complex of the RDS in conjunction with The Women’s Mini-Marathon. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of Fashion, Health, Food, Beauty, Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, this is the largest female event in Ireland.

There will be 15 catwalk shows over the weekend and there will be Health Checks and Style Academies as well.

Admission is free, but only if you have registered on the website to get your free tickets.

www.womansworldshow.com/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 02 Jun

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:
09 June; Animals in the Phoenix Park
16 June: Summer in the Walled Garden
23 June: Cycling in the Park
30 June: Deer in the Park.

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

Dublin Kitefest

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 02 Jun

Bull Island, Dublin 3

The first Dublin Kite Festival will take place on North Bull Island near Clontarf on Sunday only. There will be Kite Flying Demonstrations, Kite Making Workshops for children and a Kite Making Competition and there will be the Kite Ballet demonstration where kites will be flying to music.

All entertainment is free and the event is organised by Dublin City Council. It is a great thing that Dublin City is behind many events, but unfortunately many of these events have one thing in common: Detailed information is a rarity. Have a look at the schedule for the Kitefest www.dublinkitefestival.ie/schedule/ Yes, the different headlines are there, but unless you want to spend the whole day at the festival, it would be hugely helpful if times were provided too.

I would love to see some of the demonstrations or – even better – the Kite Ballett, but now knowing when it will take place is absolutely no help. Please Dublin City, don’t just organise events, but laso tell us about the details! It is not too much to ask I would think!

www.dublinkitefestival.ie/

Dublin Port River Fest

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 02 Jun

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Port Riverfest is a new festival for Dublin. For many years the Maritime Festival invited people to come to the Quays on the June Bank Holiday weekend, but when the Dublin Dockland Development Agency (DDDA) got into hot water a few years back, the Maritime Festival got buried as well.

Now the Dublin Port Authority took the initiative and will run the Dublin Port Riverfest on North Wall Quay between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the East Link Toll Bridge.

Looking at the programme, this year’s Riverfest might not be as multifacetted yet as the Maritime Festival was, but you best check that yourself. ;-) I know, I will.

There will be a Funfair, a Food & Craft Market, there will be 6 Tall Ships and over 60 gaffers (old sailing boats with gaff rigs).

On Sat 01 June the events take place from 11:00-18:00 with Tall Ships being there, Tug Boat Displays at mid-day, markets the funfair, rowing and curragh races on the Liffey and face painters and balloon artists.

On Sunday there will also be the “Parade of Sail” at 16:00 with 50 gaffers and Tall ships and the “Between the Bridges” Gaffers Race from 14:00-16:00.

On Monday the brochure doesn’t list the Tall Ships anymore, but the programme on the website still does? The rest of the programme will be as on Saturday.

I couldn’t find any details about the music entertainment, but two interesting oppoertunities to visit some ships (for free): The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and the MV Cill Airne will be at North Wall Quay and you will be able to visit them.

dublinriverfest.com/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 02 Jun

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

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 02 Jun

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ. www.facebook.com/events/367094980038984

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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/

IMPROSITEATION – Improvised Walking Tours

12:00, Sun 02 Jun

Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The IMPROSITEATION improv festival takes place this weekend and there will be free improvised walking tours at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00 this weekend. (Donations are welcome, though.) The aim of these Improvised Walking Tours is to take improvisation out into the streets. Find yourself on a road you’ve never taken. Marvel at a side of Dublin you never knew about. The improvised walking tour makes up the route, facts and history in this 40 minute trip through Dublin. Meeting point is at the Central Bank.

www.facebook.com/events/387609041353720/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 Maurizio Barbetti (viola) and Francesco Cuoghi (guitar). They will perform music by Gian Francesco Malipiero, Raymond Deane, Bruno Maderna, Luciano Berio, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Astor Piazzolla

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/892-sundaysnoon-barbetti-and-cuoghi

Dubzland Subground – Interactive Graffiti Jam & Art Market

13:00, Sun 02 Jun

Applerock Studios, 17-21 Foley Street, Dublin 1

At this event there will be Food & Music along with some of Dublin’s best graffiti/street artists. There will also be a crafts market who will sell hand made designed craft & clothing. Some Graffiti & street artists will be performing live in a large outdoor area.

The Market/ live performance area is free entry but donations are welcome. Performers are Emily Dawson, Paul Creen, Idealism Art, Kevin Bohan, Phish, Iulian Bocancea.

The Live Music and DJ Sets are not free (EUR 10). Live music Line-up: Regulators (Reggae/Funk/Blues), Cu Cullen – (Hip Hop), Lynda Lucas -(Country Soul Roots), Bedford – (Piano)

There will also be a Drumming Workshop…and some food.

www.facebook.com/events/434357819988390/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 02 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

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

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 02 Jun

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

Saucy Sundays

17:00 – 23:00, Sun 02 Jun

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). The line-up is: Ana Gog, Edisons, Robb Murphy, Destrossat, I am Niamh, The Stone Masons, The Little Mammoth, Sarah Something.

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 02 Jun

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/

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 02 Jun

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/

June Bank Holiday Sunday Party

19:30, Sun 02 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s Club Bank Holiday Sunday Party will feature the following performers in the Main room from 19:30-01:00:

Alias Empire, This Other Kingdom, Lover, My Mind Races, The North Sea, Joey Doyle (Fiction Peaks), followed by The Karaoke Club til 03:00.

On the First Floor from 22:30: Sr. Lisa Marie (80?S/90?S Guilty Pleasures) / Trev Radiator- Post Forbidden Fruit- Madchester Anthems

Doors open at 17:00.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/june-bank-holiday-sunday-party/

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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

21:30, Sun 02 Jun

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). The line-up this week is Wob, Punch Face Champions, Interskalactic.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 02 Jun

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Mon 03 Jun

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)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

Trinity College Shakespeare Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Mon 03 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2013 will be the biggest Shakespeare Festival ever to take place in Ireland (from 03-08 June) and it will also be the last TCD Shakespeare Festival! So if you always wanted to experience this festival or have a soft sport for Shakespeare, come to this year’s events. Do NOT postpone it to next year, there will be no next year!

Up to 500 performers, both professional and amateur will take part in over 50 outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s work in the streets and parks of Dublin to bring the greatest playwright of all time out of classrooms and libraries and into some of Dublin’s most beautiful locations.

Every day of the Festival, areas including St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Christ Church Crypt and St. Patrick’s Cathedral will host enactments of some of the most loved scenes in Shakespeare’s works.

With so many performances and so many locations I can’t list all details here. but if you go to www.dublinshakespeare.com/timetable/ you will find the schedule for all 6 days there.

www.dublinshakespeare.com/

Dublin Port River Fest

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 03 Jun

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

The Dublin Port Riverfest is a new festival for Dublin. For many years the Maritime Festival invited people to come to the Quays on the June Bank Holiday weekend, but when the Dublin Dockland Development Agency (DDDA) got into hot water a few years back, the Maritime Festival got buried as well.

Now the Dublin Port Authority took the initiative and will run the Dublin Port Riverfest on North Wall Quay between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the East Link Toll Bridge.

Looking at the programme, this year’s Riverfest might not be as multifacetted yet as the Maritime Festival was, but you best check that yourself. ;-) I know, I will.

There will be a Funfair, a Food & Craft Market, there will be 6 Tall Ships and over 60 gaffers (old sailing boats with gaff rigs).

On Sat 01 June the events take place from 11:00-18:00 with Tall Ships being there, Tug Boat Displays at mid-day, markets the funfair, rowing and curragh races on the Liffey and face painters and balloon artists.

On Sunday there will also be the “Parade of Sail” at 16:00 with 50 gaffers and Tall ships and the “Between the Bridges” Gaffers Race from 14:00-16:00.

On Monday the brochure doesn’t list the Tall Ships anymore, but the programme on the website still does? The rest of the programme will be as on Saturday.

I couldn’t find any details about the music entertainment, but two interesting oppoertunities to visit some ships (for free): The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and the MV Cill Airne will be at North Wall Quay and you will be able to visit them.

dublinriverfest.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 03 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – June – IFI

13:10, Mon 03 Jun

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 June. The theme for the whole month will be the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
01+22 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-progs-1-2-june-2013/
The Monday/Wednesday and non-double-bill Saturday programmes are here
03+19 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-1-june-2013/
05+17 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-2-june-2013/
08+12+24+29 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-3-june-2013/
10+26 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-4-june-2013/
Dr. Harvey O’Brien (Film Studies Lecturer, UCD) will give an illustrated talk looking at the representations on film of the JFK visit to Ireland in 1963 in the free IFI Afternoon Talk on 27 June at 16.30, You need to book for this free event. Check the details.

www.ifi.ie/

Women’s Mini Marathon

14:00, Mon 03 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Women’s Mini Marathon, a 10km road race, will take place on Monday. Registration to the race is now closed, but you can cheer the 40,000 (!!) runners on, most of whom run for a charity.

The race will start at 14:00 at Fitzwilliam St Upr, before travelling onto Mount St Lwr, Northumberland Rd, Shelbourne Rd, Merrion Rd, Nutley Lane, up and over the UCD Flyover, onto N11/Donnybrook Rd inbound, Morehampton Rd, Leeson St and finishing up at St Stephen’s Green East.

There will be many road closures in the area from as early as 06:00, so if you need to drive somewhere in the affected area, check your route beforehand.

The Mini Marathon is a massive feel-good-event and it is allegedly the biggest all-women event of its kind in the world.

www.florawomensminimarathon.ie

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 04 Jun

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)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

Trinity College Shakespeare Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Tue 04 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2013 will be the biggest Shakespeare Festival ever to take place in Ireland (from 03-08 June) and it will also be the last TCD Shakespeare Festival! So if you always wanted to experience this festival or have a soft sport for Shakespeare, come to this year’s events. Do NOT postpone it to next year, there will be no next year!

Up to 500 performers, both professional and amateur will take part in over 50 outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s work in the streets and parks of Dublin to bring the greatest playwright of all time out of classrooms and libraries and into some of Dublin’s most beautiful locations.

Every day of the Festival, areas including St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Christ Church Crypt and St. Patrick’s Cathedral will host enactments of some of the most loved scenes in Shakespeare’s works.

With so many performances and so many locations I can’t list all details here. but if you go to www.dublinshakespeare.com/timetable/ you will find the schedule for all 6 days there.

www.dublinshakespeare.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 04 Jun

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

European Space Expo

12:30 – 18:00, Tue 04 Jun

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The European Space Expo will visit Trinity College Dublin next week and will take place in the “Space Dome” on the Front Square in TCD. This is a spectacular travelling exhibit that shows how space and its applications provide benefits to Europe. There will be lots of activities surrounding the Space Expo visit, including space-related workshops for kids, an Irish space industry event, public talks, and lots more.

The Space Expo highlights the critical role of space and space-based technologies to Europe. In Ireland, there is an active space science and astronomy research community who have worked with the European Space Agency for many decades. What’s more, there are now over 40 Irish companies working with ESA on everything from telecommunications, to materials, to remote sensing of our oceans.

Every day there are a number of Soap Box Talks about interesting Space related topics given by talented scientists and every day at 13:00 you have a chance to remotely control a world-famous telescope on the Canary Islands and take pictures of the Sun.

The exhibition and talks seem to be targeting not just space enthusiasts or even experts, but are suitable for everyone and a schools and kids programme will target the younger audience.

I will definitely go to the Space Expo, it sounds really exciting and I’d say after ISS Commander Chris Hadfield made everything “spacey” a lot more interesting and accessible for “normal” people, this exhibition will be hugely popular. Give it a go! Admission is free!

www.spaceexpo.ie/

Irish Literature in Spain – Lecture

18:30, Tue 04 Jun

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

Antonio R. de Toro, professor of English Philology at the Universidade da Coruña, talks about the influence of the Irish Literature in Spain. For more information check the website below.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha88292_16_2.htm

Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings

18:30, Tue 04 Jun

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

Alan Jude Moore has selected 12 poets to read in this year’s Poetry Ireland Introductions, The readings will take place over 3 nights. The 2nd series in the Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings 2013 features:
Caoilinn Hughes, Victoria Kennefick, Sheila Mannix, Alan Weadick

Admission is free.

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

Bad Movie Night

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 04 Jun

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

“Bad Movie Night is a night dedicated to showing the very worst in cinematic history including gems such as Plan 9 from Outer Space, The Creeping Terror, Trolls 2 and much more. The night is intended as an evening of light-hearted entertainment for those with a taste for all things terrible in film-making. Bad acting, terrible scripts, dreadful lighting, cheesy special effects, inept directing, irrelevant dubbing….bring it on!
Entry will be open to all and free, although there will be a request for donations to go towards the upkeep of the venue.”

www.exchangedublin.ie/ai1ec_event/bad-movie-night?instance_id=1173494

Green Drinks – EU Conversation Policy

19:00, Tue 04 Jun

J.W. Sweetman, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

Green Drinks is a monthly meeting and discussion of green issues and topics. Andrew Jackson from An Taisce will talk about the “History and the Future of EU nature conversation policy”. The event is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust and takes place in J.W. Sweetman (former Messrs Maguire). Admission is free, but booking via the Facebook Page or via dublinbranch@iwt.ie is required.

www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Drinks-Dublin/73308564711

Romping through Ulysses

19:00, Tue 04 Jun

James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

“The Bloomsday Survival Kit crew are romping around Dublin reading Ulysses by James Joyce in the places it was set. Join them on Tuesday at the James Joyce Centre.

Bloom potters around the kitchen. He clambers into bed with Molly, wiping up another man’s crumbs from the sheets. We’ll read the second half of Chapter 17 – Ithaca…The one with all the questions.”

More readings will take place on Blooms Day (11 June).

www.facebook.com/BloomsdaySurvivalKit

Workmans Den Cinema Club

19:30, Tue 04 Jun

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workmans Den Cinema Club presents The Big Lebowski + The Job.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-workmans-den-cinema-club-presents-the-big-lebowski-the-job/

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 04 Jun

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

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 04 Jun

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Tue 04 Jun

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 Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 04 Jun

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: Traditional Arts Collective, featuring Katerina Garcia (Trad/Folk/Balkan) and Woodlark (Folk/Contemporary). Admission is free.

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

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 04 Jun

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 05 Jun

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)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 05 Jun

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) launched this initiative in 2011 and is still continuing to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages. On all First Wednesdays in 2013 admission is free to OPW sites. Most sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will now be free every first Wednesday as well.
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments (closed due to EU presidency)
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

European Space Expo

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 05 Jun

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The European Space Expo will visit Trinity College Dublin next week and will take place in the “Space Dome” on the Front Square in TCD. This is a spectacular travelling exhibit that shows how space and its applications provide benefits to Europe. There will be lots of activities surrounding the Space Expo visit, including space-related workshops for kids, an Irish space industry event, public talks, and lots more.

The Space Expo highlights the critical role of space and space-based technologies to Europe. In Ireland, there is an active space science and astronomy research community who have worked with the European Space Agency for many decades. What’s more, there are now over 40 Irish companies working with ESA on everything from telecommunications, to materials, to remote sensing of our oceans.

Every day there are a number of Soap Box Talks about interesting Space related topics given by talented scientists and every day at 13:00 you have a chance to remotely control a world-famous telescope on the Canary Islands and take pictures of the Sun.

The exhibition and talks seem to be targeting not just space enthusiasts or even experts, but are suitable for everyone and a schools and kids programme will target the younger audience.

I will definitely go to the Space Expo, it sounds really exciting and I’d say after ISS Commander Chris Hadfield made everything “spacey” a lot more interesting and accessible for “normal” people, this exhibition will be hugely popular. Give it a go! Admission is free!

www.spaceexpo.ie/

Trinity College Shakespeare Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Wed 05 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2013 will be the biggest Shakespeare Festival ever to take place in Ireland (from 03-08 June) and it will also be the last TCD Shakespeare Festival! So if you always wanted to experience this festival or have a soft sport for Shakespeare, come to this year’s events. Do NOT postpone it to next year, there will be no next year!

Up to 500 performers, both professional and amateur will take part in over 50 outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s work in the streets and parks of Dublin to bring the greatest playwright of all time out of classrooms and libraries and into some of Dublin’s most beautiful locations.

Every day of the Festival, areas including St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Christ Church Crypt and St. Patrick’s Cathedral will host enactments of some of the most loved scenes in Shakespeare’s works.

With so many performances and so many locations I can’t list all details here. but if you go to www.dublinshakespeare.com/timetable/ you will find the schedule for all 6 days there.

www.dublinshakespeare.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 05 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – June – IFI

13:10, Wed 05 Jun

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 June. The theme for the whole month will be the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.
The Double Bill on Saturdays is described here:
01+22 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-progs-1-2-june-2013/
The Monday/Wednesday and non-double-bill Saturday programmes are here
03+19 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-1-june-2013/
05+17 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-2-june-2013/
08+12+24+29 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-3-june-2013/
10+26 June: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-prog-4-june-2013/
Dr. Harvey O’Brien (Film Studies Lecturer, UCD) will give an illustrated talk looking at the representations on film of the JFK visit to Ireland in 1963 in the free IFI Afternoon Talk on 27 June at 16.30, You need to book for this free event. Check the details.

www.ifi.ie/

Ruaille Buaille Lucan

15:00 – 17:00, Wed 05 Jun

Lucan (various locations)

Ruaille Buaille is a children’s music festival incorporating workshops, performances and outdoor events in Lucan. Some of the festival events are free and they are listed below. Nevertheless, have a look at the rest as well. The full programme is here.

Some free events at Ruaille Buaille:

Wed 05 Jun:
+ 15:00: Sing Your Socks Off at Lucan Library. Pre-school children and parents join for a lively journey of songs and rhythms, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends.
+ 15:30: A Musical Story with harpist Laoise Kelly (Ireland) and violinist Vladimir Jablokov (Slovakia) at Lucan Library. The musicians will describe their musical heritage through story, high quality performance and lots of fun. An event for all the family.
+ 16:00: Launch of Ruaille Buaille Lucan! 2013 at Lucan Library. Enjoy entertainment and informal workshops with some of Ruaille Buaille Lucan! guest performers. Exhibition of winners of Create An Image Competition will also be on display in the Upper Foyer of the Library.

Thur 06 June:
18:30: Tradmad Music Masterclasses at Lucan Library. Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor will teach his chosen tune on your chosen instrument. Participants must bring their own instrument.

Fri 07 June:
+ 11:00: Performance by White Noise Human Beatbox at Lucan Library. Interactive Beatbox performance which will combine workshop with live demonstration, a show with audience participation.
+ 15:00: World Music Workshop at Lucan Library. Itchy Feet percussionist Peter Crann will lead an African and Latin American World Music Session for all ages.

Sat 08 June:
+ 12:00: Elton’s Songwriting Workshop at Lucan Library. A lively journey of songs and rhythms, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. A family event.
+ 13:30: Design a Prom’s Mask at Lucan Library. Have artist Joanne help you design a mask to wear at the mini Proms on Lucan Village Green.
+ 15:00: Mini Proms Day on Lucan Village Green. with Vladimir Jablokov (violin) and Sean Costello (tenor), Rudolf Bado (viola) and Andrew Csibi (double bass).

Sun 09 June:
+ 14:00: Percussion in the Park at Griffeen Park. Irish, African and Latin American rhythms. Learn to play the world rhythms of the music being performed by Tig Linn on the bandstand later in the afternoon. Instruments provided!
+ 15:00: 7-piece band Tig Linn Performance their Irish/Nigerian fusion on Bandstand in Griffeen Park

www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2013/05/ruaille-buaille-2013-childrens-music-festival

South Pacific Island Surveys 2000-2012 – Lecture

15:00, Wed 05 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Experiences of botanical and geological surveys of four islands of the South pacific.This lecture with Howard Fox & Maria Cullon will be illustrated by stunning landscapes, seascapes and cloudscapes of this beautiful and scenic region.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 05 Jun

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

Birds in Dublin – Photography Book Launch

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 05 Jun

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Raymond Beggan a talented photographer is launching his first photography book on Birds in Dublin entitled Winged Encounters. Admission is free, but pre-registration through the Facebook Page below is requested.

www.facebook.com/events/471808019561490/

Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Wed 05 Jun

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

“Días de cine”, a comedy by director DAvid Serrano which is set in 1977, will be screened and is presented by the producer of the film Tomás Cimadevilla. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha87315_16_2.htm

Identity and Mempry in Europe – Lecture

18:15, Wed 05 Jun

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

“Identity and Mempry in Europe: The Perspective of critical Discourse Analysis” is a lecture by Prof Ruth Wodak (Lancaster)in the Long Room Hub. Admission is free. The lecture is part of the Euro-Visions Public Lecture Series on Europe jointly organised by the IIIS and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/news-events/forthcoming/eurovisions.php

Indie Gigs – New Natives

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 05 Jun

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

The next Indie Music showcase “New Natives” will have the folllowing line-up: Electric Taurus, We know Jack, Hoon. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/new-natives-4/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Thu 06 Jun

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)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

European Space Expo

10:00 – 18:00, Thu 06 Jun

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The European Space Expo will visit Trinity College Dublin next week and will take place in the “Space Dome” on the Front Square in TCD. This is a spectacular travelling exhibit that shows how space and its applications provide benefits to Europe. There will be lots of activities surrounding the Space Expo visit, including space-related workshops for kids, an Irish space industry event, public talks, and lots more.

The Space Expo highlights the critical role of space and space-based technologies to Europe. In Ireland, there is an active space science and astronomy research community who have worked with the European Space Agency for many decades. What’s more, there are now over 40 Irish companies working with ESA on everything from telecommunications, to materials, to remote sensing of our oceans.

Every day there are a number of Soap Box Talks about interesting Space related topics given by talented scientists and every day at 13:00 you have a chance to remotely control a world-famous telescope on the Canary Islands and take pictures of the Sun.

The exhibition and talks seem to be targeting not just space enthusiasts or even experts, but are suitable for everyone and a schools and kids programme will target the younger audience.

I will definitely go to the Space Expo, it sounds really exciting and I’d say after ISS Commander Chris Hadfield made everything “spacey” a lot more interesting and accessible for “normal” people, this exhibition will be hugely popular. Give it a go! Admission is free!

www.spaceexpo.ie/

Trinity College Shakespeare Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Thu 06 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2013 will be the biggest Shakespeare Festival ever to take place in Ireland (from 03-08 June) and it will also be the last TCD Shakespeare Festival! So if you always wanted to experience this festival or have a soft sport for Shakespeare, come to this year’s events. Do NOT postpone it to next year, there will be no next year!

Up to 500 performers, both professional and amateur will take part in over 50 outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s work in the streets and parks of Dublin to bring the greatest playwright of all time out of classrooms and libraries and into some of Dublin’s most beautiful locations.

Every day of the Festival, areas including St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Christ Church Crypt and St. Patrick’s Cathedral will host enactments of some of the most loved scenes in Shakespeare’s works.

With so many performances and so many locations I can’t list all details here. but if you go to www.dublinshakespeare.com/timetable/ you will find the schedule for all 6 days there.

www.dublinshakespeare.com/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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

Magic in the Chester Beatty Library

13:10, Thu 06 Jun

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An In Focus Tour “Magic in the Chester Beatty Library” with Brian O’Neill is taking place. Admission is free, but there is a limit of 15 participants. It seems that First-come, First-served applies, but I am not completely sure. The website below gives no other details,

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

Digital Media End of Year Showcase

17:00 – 21:00, Thu 06 Jun

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Rd N Dublin 15

Kaleidoscope 2013 is the end of year show for BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media students at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown on Thursday 06 June and Friday 07. You are invited to attend and Admission is free.

www.creativedigitalmedia.ie/

Artist as Emigrant or Nomad? – Panel Discussion

17:30, Thu 06 Jun

IMMA at National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

This is a Panel Discussion chaired by Eugene Downes (former Chief Executive of Culture Ireland) exploring emigration from the perspective of artists living abroad. Speakers will include; Alan Phelan (artist), Caoimhe Kilfeather, Janice Hough, and others. Admission is free, but booking via the website below is required.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236734.htm

First Thursday Dublin

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 06 Jun

Temple Bar

Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues from 18:00-20:00 on the first Thursday of every month. In the meantime 47 galleries and venue are taking part and it is getting bigger and bigger. It is like a Culture Night for Galleries! ;-)

templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin

Risk Lab – Poker Game performance

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 06 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

RISK LAB is the current Science Gallery exhibition and you are invited to watch a poker game with a difference at the Risk Lab poker table.
‘Risk’ by Michelle Browne is a performance that explores how entrepreneurs and economists respond to risk-taking. It considers entrepreneurship and the gamble that is taken to generate business in the economy. In this curated game of Texas Hold ‘Em the artist competes against high-profile entrepreneurs, including Joe Macken, Peter Stewart, and Steven Forsyth.
Quite often poker is about bluffing, sizing up your competition and betraying nothing during the game. During this game, however, the players are monitored with a shimmer device that tracks their stress levels by measuring things like galvanic skin response, which is used in lie detection tests.

Admission is free.

sciencegallery.com/events/2013/05/risk-final-risk-lab-performance-michelle-browne

Data 58.0

18:30 – 21:30, Thu 06 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) promotes, explores, discusses and exhibits art and technology in Ireland and the world. D.A.T.A is dedicated to both showcasing the work of technologists, musicians, and artists using technology as well as providing a meeting point for the intersection of these disciplines.

At Data 58.0, PiNG, a French NGO that explores digital practices and invites people to make technologies theirs will be represented. It is both a space of ressources and experiment and a fablab. The NGO develops its project around mediation, pedagogy, project support and digital stakeholders networking. (www.pingbase.net)

Admission is free.

www.data.ie/

Ruaille Buaille Lucan

18:30, Thu 06 Jun

Lucan (various locations)

Ruaille Buaille is a children’s music festival incorporating workshops, performances and outdoor events in Lucan. Some of the festival events are free and they are listed below. Nevertheless, have a look at the rest as well. The full programme is here.

Some free events at Ruaille Buaille:

Thur 06 June:
18:30: Tradmad Music Masterclasses at Lucan Library. Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor will teach his chosen tune on your chosen instrument. Participants must bring their own instrument.

Fri 07 June:
+ 11:00: Performance by White Noise Human Beatbox at Lucan Library. Interactive Beatbox performance which will combine workshop with live demonstration, a show with audience participation.
+ 15:00: World Music Workshop at Lucan Library. Itchy Feet percussionist Peter Crann will lead an African and Latin American World Music Session for all ages.

Sat 08 June:
+ 12:00: Elton’s Songwriting Workshop at Lucan Library. A lively journey of songs and rhythms, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. A family event.
+ 13:30: Design a Prom’s Mask at Lucan Library. Have artist Joanne help you design a mask to wear at the mini Proms on Lucan Village Green.
+ 15:00: Mini Proms Day on Lucan Village Green. with Vladimir Jablokov (violin) and Sean Costello (tenor), Rudolf Bado (viola) and Andrew Csibi (double bass).

Sun 09 June:
+ 14:00: Percussion in the Park at Griffeen Park. Irish, African and Latin American rhythms. Learn to play the world rhythms of the music being performed by Tig Linn on the bandstand later in the afternoon. Instruments provided!
+ 15:00: 7-piece band Tig Linn Performance their Irish/Nigerian fusion on Bandstand in Griffeen Park

www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2013/05/ruaille-buaille-2013-childrens-music-festival

Salmon Poetry Launch

18:30, Thu 06 Jun

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

Salmon Poetry Launch of Collections by Susan Millar DuMars, Richard W. Halperin & Noel King.

Admission is free.

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

Flat-share in Fleet Street: WB Yeats leaves home

19:00, Thu 06 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Flat-share in Fleet Street: WB Yeats leaves home” is a talk by Michael Ashe SC QC who reflects on six months of Yeats’s life when he first left the parental home, lived with other young poets, embarked on his first love affair and wrote some beautiful poetry.

Admission is free. No booking required.

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

Processing Dublin – Meeting

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 06 Jun

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

Processing Dublin is a social gathering for all interested in creative coding. Developers, designers, artists, hobbiests & the curious are all welcome. It is not just restricted to Processing coders, many themes and tools are presented, just bring your creative technology projects and ideas ! Processing Dublin was set up by Stephen Howell and Evangelos Kapros to spread the good word about programming and how it can be used within the arts and creative industries.

Processing Dublin organise meetings that are free and open to everyone on the 1st Thursday of every month.

www.processingcities.org/cities/processing-dublin/

Dublin Writers’ Forum

19:30, Thu 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Thu 06 Jun

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/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

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 06 Jun

The Bridge Inn, 22 Temple Hill, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

“Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 06 Jun

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

Friday 07 Jun

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Fri 07 Jun

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)

thelivingroomsilence.org/

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium

09:00, Fri 07 Jun

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium is taking place from 06-09 June. It will come with film screenings, panel discussions, public interviews and will cover everything that has to do with John Ford. Quite a number of events are free and if you are interested, you should check the schedule/programme at www.johnfordireland.org/index.php/symposium-june-2013

Some of the free events for Friday are

09:00 Opening Address by Dan Ford & Lecture by Lea Jacobs
11:00 John Ford Documentary Screening, Followed by Q&A with Andrew Eaton

Admission is free, but tickets have to be booked via the website above.

www.johnfordireland.org

Digital Media End of Year Showcase

10:00 – 16:00, Fri 07 Jun

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Rd N Dublin 15

Kaleidoscope 2013 is the end of year show for BA (Hons) Creative Digital Media students at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown on Thursday 06 June and Friday 07. You are invited to attend and Admission is free.

www.creativedigitalmedia.ie/

European Space Expo

10:00 – 18:00, Fri 07 Jun

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The European Space Expo will visit Trinity College Dublin next week and will take place in the “Space Dome” on the Front Square in TCD. This is a spectacular travelling exhibit that shows how space and its applications provide benefits to Europe. There will be lots of activities surrounding the Space Expo visit, including space-related workshops for kids, an Irish space industry event, public talks, and lots more.

The Space Expo highlights the critical role of space and space-based technologies to Europe. In Ireland, there is an active space science and astronomy research community who have worked with the European Space Agency for many decades. What’s more, there are now over 40 Irish companies working with ESA on everything from telecommunications, to materials, to remote sensing of our oceans.

Every day there are a number of Soap Box Talks about interesting Space related topics given by talented scientists and every day at 13:00 you have a chance to remotely control a world-famous telescope on the Canary Islands and take pictures of the Sun.

The exhibition and talks seem to be targeting not just space enthusiasts or even experts, but are suitable for everyone and a schools and kids programme will target the younger audience.

I will definitely go to the Space Expo, it sounds really exciting and I’d say after ISS Commander Chris Hadfield made everything “spacey” a lot more interesting and accessible for “normal” people, this exhibition will be hugely popular. Give it a go! Admission is free!

www.spaceexpo.ie/

Trinity College Shakespeare Festival

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 07 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2013 will be the biggest Shakespeare Festival ever to take place in Ireland (from 03-08 June) and it will also be the last TCD Shakespeare Festival! So if you always wanted to experience this festival or have a soft sport for Shakespeare, come to this year’s events. Do NOT postpone it to next year, there will be no next year!

Up to 500 performers, both professional and amateur will take part in over 50 outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s work in the streets and parks of Dublin to bring the greatest playwright of all time out of classrooms and libraries and into some of Dublin’s most beautiful locations.

Every day of the Festival, areas including St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Christ Church Crypt and St. Patrick’s Cathedral will host enactments of some of the most loved scenes in Shakespeare’s works.

With so many performances and so many locations I can’t list all details here. but if you go to www.dublinshakespeare.com/timetable/ you will find the schedule for all 6 days there.

www.dublinshakespeare.com/

Ruaille Buaille Lucan

11:00, Fri 07 Jun

Lucan (various locations)

Ruaille Buaille is a children’s music festival incorporating workshops, performances and outdoor events in Lucan. Some of the festival events are free and they are listed below. Nevertheless, have a look at the rest as well. The full programme is here.

Some free events at Ruaille Buaille:

Fri 07 June:
+ 11:00: Performance by White Noise Human Beatbox at Lucan Library. Interactive Beatbox performance which will combine workshop with live demonstration, a show with audience participation.
+ 15:00: World Music Workshop at Lucan Library. Itchy Feet percussionist Peter Crann will lead an African and Latin American World Music Session for all ages.

Sat 08 June:
+ 12:00: Elton’s Songwriting Workshop at Lucan Library. A lively journey of songs and rhythms, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. A family event.
+ 13:30: Design a Prom’s Mask at Lucan Library. Have artist Joanne help you design a mask to wear at the mini Proms on Lucan Village Green.
+ 15:00: Mini Proms Day on Lucan Village Green. with Vladimir Jablokov (violin) and Sean Costello (tenor), Rudolf Bado (viola) and Andrew Csibi (double bass).

Sun 09 June:
+ 14:00: Percussion in the Park at Griffeen Park. Irish, African and Latin American rhythms. Learn to play the world rhythms of the music being performed by Tig Linn on the bandstand later in the afternoon. Instruments provided!
+ 15:00: 7-piece band Tig Linn Performance their Irish/Nigerian fusion on Bandstand in Griffeen Park

www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2013/05/ruaille-buaille-2013-childrens-music-festival

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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

Flea Friday

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 07 Jun

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

Exploring the Radio Universe with LOFAR – Space Expo Public Lecture

17:30, Fri 07 Jun

Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

As part of the European Space Expo at TCD, a public lecture will take place entitled “Exploring the Radio Universe with LOFAR” with special guest speaker Dr Anna Scaife.

Dr. Scaife is a member of the Irish LOFAR radio telescope team and is an expert in radio astronomy.

Admission is free and no booking required.

spaceexpo.ie/space-expo-public-lecture/

Butoh Dance Workshop – Butoh Dublin Festival

19:00 – 21:30, Fri 07 Jun

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

A Butoh Dance Workshop with performance by Ambra G. Bergamasco will take place on Friday. The workshop will last approx. 1.5 hours and will be followed by the performance. Everybody is welcome. Admission is free and no previous experience is required.

“Butoh dance is a non-representational dance of which movements stem out from visualization and internal movements.
The night will offer a Butoh dance workshop of 1.5 hrs followed by a performance. The workshop will explore the themes of the performance and provides the necessary codes to understand the process that a Butoh piece is involved with, this in order to facilitate and develop the understanding of the dance form. The themes related to this event are those of mud, fire water and springing of newness.”

butohfestivaldublin.com/

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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

BioBlitz

19:30 – 22:30, Fri 07 Jun

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

On Fri and Sat a BioBlitz event takes place in St. Anne’s Park. BioBlitz is an annual National Event that intends to raise biodiversity awareness for beginners and experts and invites people to get out to explore nature and discover a wide range of species of flora and fauna in their locality.

On 07 and 08 June, over a 24 hour period, Dubliners will be challenged to identify and record as many species of flora and fauna in St Anne’s Park and at North Bull Island.

On Friday evening a “Species of the Night” event takes place. There will be a Photographic Exhibition “Moths on Canvas” by Philip Strickland in the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park. A moth trap demonstration will be set up and an evening lecture “Let’s Listen for Bats” and bat walk with Tina Aughney from Bat Conversation Ireland will take place from 20:30. Booking is essential via biodiversity@dublincity.ie

For more information about these events and a list of what will happen on Saturday, check out the event programme.

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 07 Jun

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 Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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 07 Jun

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

Intel Water Summit: “Water = Blue Gold”

Mon 10 June: 08:30-17:00

Science Gallery

In this one day event hosted by Intel, in association with Science Gallery, global experts will discuss the future of water and how it impacts on people, trends, technologies, ecosystems and business opportunities.
Our planet’s available water supplies are running out, poor water quality is one of the world’s biggest killers, water prices will rise, water is not replaceable, and the nexus with food and energy needs to be considered.

Admission is free, but pre-booking is required: sciencegallery.com/events/2013/05/intel-water-summit-%E2%80%9Cwater-blue-gold%E2%80%9D

IAMO – ITALIAN LOVE STORY – Concert

Fri 28 June – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Farmleigh Summer Programme presents the ‘IAMO – ITALIAN LOVE STORY’ concert on Friday 28 June at 20:00. (Doors open from 19:00). The event is free, but tickets are required and tickets will be drawn by random lottery (two tickets per winner). Closing date for tickets application is Friday 14 June. Please email brian.dockery@opw.ie with subject “Farmleigh Concert 28 June” to apply.

IAMO – ITALIAN LOVE STORY is a passionate romantic tale starring Italian singers and Irish musicians. It tells the story of the love between two young lovers and the efforts of a tempter to disrupt it. The show ends with a large scale choral piece celebrating the love that unites all. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24231,en.html

Outdoor Screening “The Quiet Man”

Sat 08 June – 22:15

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The John Ford Ireland Film Symposium is taking place from 06-09 June. It will come with film screenings, panel discussions, public interviews and will cover everything that has to do with John Ford. Quite a number of events are free and if you are interested, you should check the schedule/programme at www.johnfordireland.org/index.php/symposium-june-2013 but even if you are not into all John Ford & film related events etc, you might be interested in a free public screening of one of Ford’s most personal and beloved films, ‘The Quiet Man’. The open air screening will take place on Meeting House Square in Temple Bar on Sat. Admission is free, but tickets have to be booked here. For more details check www.johnfordireland.org/index.php/free-outdoor-screening-the-quiet-man

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

08+15+22+23 June

Four free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains will take place this month. They 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 book your place if you want to take part and the details for that are also on the website.

Not free, but worth checking out:

+ Bloom 2013 (30 May-03 June) in Phoenix Park: Bord Bia’s Gardening and Food Festival
+ Forbidden Fruit Music Festival (01+02 June) at Royal Hospital Kilmainham with 44 music acts and 20 comedy acts

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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. ;-)

Music Industry: Move on!

When was the last time that you bought a Music CD? Many possibly have to go back years! For me, it has been a long long time. Some might have downloaded music illegally, but most just moved to Spotify or Internet Radio stations that have a wide selection of just anything you want without needing to buy a physical CD. Still, the record industry is caught in the stone age and wants ISPs to block Pirate Bay in Ireland. They don’t recognise that times have changed significantly and that protectionism is not the way to go forward and they still don’t seem to “get” the Internet, where blocking one address never means that you can’t get to a specific site anymore, it just makes it a tiny bit more awkward.

Innovation not protectionism is the way forward, but it seems EMI, Sony, Warner Music and Universal don’t want to have anything of it. Spotify? Netflix? And all that other Internet stuff? They don’ t understand that this is MUCH more the reason for us not buying outdated CDs anymore than Pirate Bay. Because of that, they are suing the main Internet service providers in Ireland: UPC, Imagine, Vodafone, Digiweb, Hutchison 3G and Telefonica O2. They want them to block access to Pirate Bay. They don’t need to sue Eircom, by the way, because Eircom is already voluntarily (!) blocking access to Pirate Bay for a while.

If the record companies succeed, would you really suddenly buy CDs again? I don’t see that happening! With Spotify and a similar Google service to be available soon, the music industry better realises that they have to come up with new ideas not hang on to the old stuff. Newspapers are struggling as well, but I see newspapers adjusting faster than the Warners and EMIs of this world.

And Pirate Bay? You will always be able to reach it if you are determined to!

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Summer is here!?!?!? I still can’t believe it, but I take any dry day and just call it summer. Loads of cool events AND good weather. It will be a special weekend!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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