Dublin Event Guide 315: Dublin Pride Parade, Big Bang Festival, 10 Days in Dublin, PhotoIreland

June 28th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 315 | 28 June 2013

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Hi all!

I don’t know if you feel the same, but I get the feeling that these Thursday/Fridays when I write the Dublin Event Guide are coming around faster and faster. I constantly seem to sit at my keyboard writing thousands of words to keep you informed about all free events. It is a lot of work every week, but there is a huge reward as well. I appreciate many of you sending me e-mails with your support and cheering on and if YOU have not done it, feel free to contact me, but don’t feel obliged! :-)

But there is something I NEED your help with and I need as many people as possible to help with that!

You know what the Dublin Event Guide (For Free Events) is and what you get from it. You know that it is reliable, comprehensive, full of free events and that everybody can find interesting events in it and I am NOT asking you anything about this weekly newsletter/e-zine. Instead I need your help with this: Think about the Dublin Event Guide, but think outside the box! What other services would be beneficial for you? What other information either about Dublin and about events or about something completely different would be great to have? I am looking at the moment at possibilities how to improve and expand the services I am providing. This is not because I don’t have enough to do and need something else to keep me busy. No, that is definitely not the reason. But I am thinking about expanding my team of ONE in the medium term and this would give new opportunities. Please send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with one or a few sentences describing what other services/information you could imagine to get from the makers of the Dublin Event Guide. All ideas will be considered and any suggestion will be appreciated. Just send your mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com Thanks a lot!

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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’s Feel Good Slot message is a poke again. The gentle reminder that you need to do something, that you don’t hide behind excuses, that you don’t delay, that you don’t drag your heels, but that you take action.

I am not sure were the quote is from, it could be from one of my teachers, but it doesn’t really matter. Read it, write it on a piece of paper and hang it over your desk or place of work or somewhere in your home:

The world needs you NOW, not when you are “perfect”!

What is holding you back??

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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

The Dublin Event Guide this week contains again more than 180 events! And that doesn’t even include all the Garden parties that are taking place in the next two weeks in Aras an Uachtarain. Higgisn seems to invite half the country. Did you get your invitation? No? I am still waiting for his call too. Ah well, let’s stick to the free events. Mind you, I know that Higgins likes or probably rather liked his free events too. A few years ago I was standing behind him, his wife and daughter in a long long queue waiting to get into a free event. But that is a different story and I am digressing! Back to Joerg’s Picks:

This week I suggest you go to the Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday and on Sunday to the Big Bang Festival event and maybe the Dublin Flea Market. Or if sports is more your thing, you can watch the Rugby game on TV on Saturday morning and then go the American Football event in Tallaght on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. (When I checked earlier there were still some tickets available.) And while you are near St. Stephen’s Green, have a look at the wonderful art at the People’s Art Exhibition.

The Dublin Board Games event on Sunday afternoon and the Comedy and Poetry in Accents Coffee & Tea also look interesting.

On Monday the 10 Days in Dublin Festival and also the PhotoIreland Festival will take place and come with lots of events. On Tuesday I will try to go to the Counter Art Street Art event near Ha’Penny Bridge. On Thursday check out Phosthetics in the Exchange Dublin

Competitions

Swords – Album Launch

Fri 05 July: 20:00
Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Swords, a very promising, up and coming 3-piece electro rock band from Dublin are launching their album “Lions and Gold” in Whelan’s on Friday. (Support by Leanne Harte.) Tickets are EUR 10 and can be bought on www.entertainment.ie/tickets The band recently achieved “top played Irish artist” on Phantom FM with their first single All The Boys: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW-mNM7zZmQ and they were featured on Other Voices in June and will play at the Groove Festival, Knockanstockan and Indiependance this summer, so they are definitely one to watch

And it comes even better: Swords made a pair of tickets for their album launch available for a competition and if you want to win the pair, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject SWORDS. The body of the mail has to include your name and mobile phone number and your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Tuesday 02 July. www.facebook.com/swordsband

Promote your product or non-free event with a competition in the Dublin Event Guide!

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) focuses on free events, but we all fully understand that not everything can be free in life and if you run a non-free event (or sell a cool product), I am sure it would help you if you could let the 14,000+ Dublin Event Guide readers know about your event or product. If you can make a few tickets (product samples) available for the Dublin Event Guide readers, I can help you and promote your event (product) in the context of a competition. Cost to you? Minimal, often even completely free! Just contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the details. It is all very simple! ;-)

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If this is not something you are interested yourself, please pass it on to neighbours and friends.

Choppy Waters in South Great George’s Street

Stability and Consistency in Shops and Restaurants is usually seen as a good sign in an area. It means that customers are happy with the service and the businesses are able to make a living from their business. Lots of changes an, closures and short-lived openings indicate the opposite: A difficult market with unreliability on both sides.

Sth Great George’s Street is anything but stable. One coffee shop, Grüb, has closed after only a few months in business (they opened in October 2012). And less than 100 m away two other coffee shops plan to open soon: Next to the hardware shop Decwells, a small independent coffee shop is looking for planning permission and on Dame Street between Centra and Temple Lane South, KC Peaches wants to open a restaurant or coffee shop in their quest for world domination (they are also looking for planning permission at the Baggot Street end of Stephen’s Green).

Other news on South Great George Street: Opus II will close tomorrow after having been in the streets forever. Opus II is a music instrument and music sheet shop that has two other (unaffected) shops in Cork and Galway and will move more business online.

And a little further up the street, Fogo, a new chipper and Luciano’s, a chipper that has been there forever, are both also closed for some while now.

Definitely choppy waters!

We have a new Mayor!

Ohh, you didn’t know? And you don’t care? Well I know why. The role of the “Lord” Mayor in Dublin is indeed a bit of a joke. He has some representational duties and apart from that just opens everything from shops to festivals to even envelopes. An unnecessary job!

Now, I have to say that the last two Mayors made a big effort and tried to achieve a few other things in their 12 months of being Mayor. The most recent one, Naoise O’Muiri worked hard on “Digital Dublin” and the previous one, Andrew Montague, was keeping himself busy with work on expanding and extending the Dublin Bikes scheme.

The new Mayor is Oisin Quinn and we will have to wait and see what he gets up to. His first statement on the Mayor’s Facebook Page on Tuesday 25 June doesn’t sound promising yet, but it is early days. So, keep an eye out for Oisin Quinn’s work, but don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard much from him come June 2014.

What is required is a Mayor that is elected by the people in Dublin and who will be in the role for at least 4 years. But most importantly, he has to have responsibility for all that is happening in the City. So, he has to be responsible for what the City Manager does. Because we can’t fire the City Manager if he messes up, but we can fire the Mayor. Will that ever happen? Not for a looooong time! But it would be the only fully democratic option!

Mobile Phone Roaming Charges dropping from Monday

Thanks to the EU and particularly to Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media, the mobile phone roaming charges in the EU are continually going down and will hopefully be abolished completely in 2015.
The next reduction comes into effect on Monday (01 July) and all newspapers have or will write about it – not all correctly though!

The news is good, but be careful! Make sure that you check with your service provider what the exact charges are. Especially when it comes to data, the new lower price is still mad high. From Monday outgoing calls will cost 24 cent per minute, text messages are 8 cent and data will be 45 cent per Mbyte.

Luckily some have bundles that are lower than the prescribed prices. A Vodafone 50 Mbyte bundle on certain contracts is just EUR 2 per day. But a 10 Mbyte bundle on Meteor is EUR 0.99, and 50 Mbyte would cost with Meteor EUR 19.99! However, Meteor claims not to charge any Roaming charges for phone calls (I didn’t check the claim!). Vodafone is more expensive than the EU charges for short calls (How do they get away with that??) because they charge a once-off fee. For longer calls the price per minute is below the EU prescribed cost.

BTW: Some media outlets still can’t deal properly with the Euro currency: BreakingNews.ie reports that the price for calls will be “0.24c” a minute. Is that 0.24 cent? That would be 0.0024 Euro? Clearly not! It should be “EUR 0.24”.

Opportunities

If you took the opportunity and started a new business recently (not more than approx. 6 months ago) and need a bit of support to let Dublin know about your new venture, talk to me. In this section I will feature new companies every now and then. I had to give it a rest for a while due to some technical challenges, but I seem to have mastered them more or less by now. ;-)

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.

Funkytown

04-07 July (12:00-18:00)

Avenue Road Gallery, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

Catherine Ryan exhibits her painting-collages about urban life and other art forms that she uses at her Funkytown exhibition in the Avenue Road Gallery. The exhibition is part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival and admission is free. www.10daysindublin.com/genre/visual-art/

Propeller 2013 Finalists’ Award Exhibition

27 Jun – 09 Jul (09:30-17:00)

Copper House Gallery, Synge Street, Dublin 8

The Copper House Gallery will launch the Propeller 2013 Finalists’ Award Exhibition for graduating photographic students, in association with Source Magazine. The Propeller 2013 Finalists’ Award Exhibition, with a prize fund valued at EUR 15,000, will be opened by The Copper House Gallery curator Leszek Wolnik at 18:00-20:00 on Thurs 27 June.

The short-listed works of the ten finalists will be displayed as part of this exhibition and the winner of Propeller 2013 Award will be announced on the night by Propeller 2012 winner Amy Hanrahan.

Admission is free and all are welcome. www.thecopperhousegallery.com/

Fine Art Photography Exhibitions – 10 Days in Dublin

04-13 July (12:00-00:00)

The Bleeding Horse, 24-25 Camden Street Upper, Dublin 2

A Fine Art Photography Exhibition with Louise O’Brien and Ethna O’Brien will take place in The Bleeding Horse Pub. The exhibition runs from 05-14 July and the opening night is on Thurs 04 July from 18:30. Admission is free.

www.ethnaobrienphotography.com/section579214.html
www.10daysindublin.ie

10 Days in Dublin Exhibitions

04-13 July

Various locations

The 10 Days in Dublin Festival is a multidisciplinary, open-format, arts festival that features a large number of exhibitions. Unfortuantely I can’t list them all individually, so allow me to include a list of SOME of the links here and please check them and the rest out on the 10 Days in Dublin website:

www.10daysindublin.com/programme/joe-ryan-dublin-views/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/catherine-ryan-funkytown/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/lisa-reburn-to-the-audion/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/little-room-productions-little-room-of-comics/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/anthony-cullen-leave-it-on/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/danny-wynne-aerosol-delight/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/denise-mcshannon-proliferation/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/eoin-oconnor-the-journey/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/ethna-obrien-invisible-scars/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/fine-print-students-ncad-between-two-rooms/
www.10daysindublin.com/programme/frances-brosnan-hidden-beauty/


Friday 28 Jun

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Bell X1 – In-Store Event

18:00, Fri 28 Jun

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

Bell X1 are launching their new album and will be in Tower Records for a live performance.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Comanchero – Gig

19:00, Fri 28 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Comanchero has crafted an Americana sound that combines old traditions with new, Country with Rock, Bluegrass with Blues, Honky Tonk with Funk, and Roots with Rockabilly.

Admission is free.

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

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 28 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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 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

Songs of the Soul – Music of Sri Chinmoy

19:30, Fri 28 Jun

Newman University Church , 87a St Stephens Green South, Dublin 2

I wrote about this event a number of months ago and ONLY heard good things about it. “Songs of the Soul” is a celebration of the music of Sri Chinmoy. Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, artist, author and poet whose haunting melodies captivated audiences worldwide. Music was more than art, entertainment or even self-expression for him. It was language of the soul, a bridge from earth to heaven and he performed over 800 concerts to communicate his message. all of them free of charge, in the belief that the inner peace and happiness he sought to convey through his music was everyone’s birthright.

The concert in Dublin takes place on Friday and to reserve a ticket, call 085-1450880

www.songsofthesoul.com/en/songs-soul

Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle

20:00 – 22:00, Fri 28 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 28 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 will take place every week. Admission is free.

www.addisonlodge.com/archives/276

Dublin Pride Festival – Bear Pride

21:00, Fri 28 Jun

Jack Nealons, 165 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The Dublin Pride Festival runs from 21-30 June and ends with the main event, the Dublin Pride Parade, next Saturday (29 June). Throughout the week there are a number of events and some are free.

Representative for the events on Friday, I will list just one: The “Dublin Bear Pride” event will take place. Admission is free. www.dublinpride.ie/bear-pride/

For all other events, check the website below.

www.dublinpride.ie

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 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

Saturday 29 Jun

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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

Clondalkin Festival

10:00, Sat 29 Jun

Clondalkin (various locations)

The Clondalkin Festival takes place this weekend, but unfortunately there is no website of Facebook Page that provides any information about the events. Maybe people in Clondalkin know about it and the rest it not meant to know?

www.facebook.com/inclondalkin

Dundrum Arts and Cultural Festival

10:00, Sat 29 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Arts and Cultural Festival will take place from Wed 26 – Sun 30 June. All events are listed on www.dundrumfestival.ie/events.htm I would expect that many events are free, but the website doesn’t specify

On Saturday and Sunday a Heritage Walk, Folk Dancing performances, Children Entertainment and Street Performances will take place. On Sunday, the venue is the Main Street in Dundrum and there is a Teddy Bear Picnic as well.

www.dundrumfestival.ie

Fitness Class

10:00 – 11:00, Sat 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:30, Sat 29 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 29 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/

Budding Botanists Flower Pressing Workshop

11:00, Sat 29 Jun

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This is a free workshop “Budding Botanists Flower Pressing Workshop”. Kids will get tips from the experts so that they can collect plants. Join the expedition through the gardens identifying and collecting suitable plants for pressing before constructing your own flower press, and starting your very own dried herbarium.
Admission is free, but pre-booking is required via a mad complicated process using a paper form. There is a high risk that the event is booked out now, but just in case I mention it anyway.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 29 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Four times this year the “People’s Art 2013″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions. Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free. Specific start and end times are not defined, but exhibition space has to be occupied by 11:00, so 11:00 is the latest start time. The event runs from Friday until Sunday, but Sat+Sun will most likely be the main days. The June exhibition is the second this year and you see a wide range of paintings and other “hangable” art for sale.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 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

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Jun

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

This will be the fourth year for “Yoga in the Park” and I think it is a brilliant initiative for a very worthy cause. From May until September, Fiona from www.twopalmsyoga.com and her team of teachers invite to an hour of Yoga in Phoenix Park every Saturday. No booking is required and you decide how much you give, the class is donation based.

All proceeds go to the Dublin Simon Community, a charity that does invaluable work for the homeless people in Dublin. Just bring a mat or a towel, some water and (hopefully) even some sun protection to the class. Should the weather be bad, the bandstand will be shelter or even training location. The training is suitable for all levels, so even total beginners are very welcome.

www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Palms-Yoga/129726813245

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 29 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

American Football Atlantic Cup

12:00 – 18:30, Sat 29 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

The Atlantic Cup is the EFAF Western European Championships and brings some of the best amateur club teams from all over Europe together to compete over one weekend. Teams include Trinity College Dublin, Belfast Trojans, Amersfoort Untouchables, Brussels Tigers.

This is the 5th year of the Championship and is being hosted by the Irish American Football Association (IAFA) in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin on the 29+30 June

The schedule is below:

Semi-Finals – Saturday 29 June
12:00: Amersfoort Untouchables (NL) v Belfast Trojans (IAFL)
15:30: Trinity College Dublin (IAFL) v Brussels Tigers (Bel)

Finals – Sunday 30 June
12:00: 3rd/4th place playoff
15:00: Finals

Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained via www.eventbrite.ie/event/7065736809/gathering

I checked when writing this (Friday late afternoon) and there were still some tickets available, so it is definitely worth checking if you are interested.

www.facebook.com/iafaireland

Art + Craft Market – Exchange Dublin

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Jun

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

An Art and Craft Market will take place in the Exchange Dublin and admission is free.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 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/

Raglan – In-Store Event

12:00, Sat 29 Jun

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

The Raglans will be in Tower Records for a live performance. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Riverdance Dance Classes

12:00 – 14:00, Sat 29 Jun

Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2

A World Record Attempt for the longest Riverdance line will take place on Sun 21 June, and to take part, you need to know how to dance (to a degree). So this Saturday you can learn it! As part of Riverdance – The Gathering a special dance class will take place outside the Gaiety Theatre. You don’t need to be a dancer – just want to learn how to dance!

There’s no need to register for these classes – just show up and learn how you can do some simple dancing and be part of the World Record attempt on 21 June.

www.worldirish.com/story/47301

Archive at Lunchtime – June – IFI

13:10, Sat 29 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/

Dublin Pride Parade

14:00 – 19:00, Sat 29 Jun

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Saturday is the day of the Dublin Pride Parade, the yearly parade of the LBGT community and their friends through the City Centre to celebrate gaiety and their freedom to express themselves.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Pride Parade, which is remarkable considering that being g ay was a criminal offence until just 20 years ago.

Between 10,000 and 30,000 people are expected to take part in the parade this year, They will assemble at the Garden of Remembrance from 11:00 and the parade will start at 14:00 down O’Connell St. From there across the Liffey, College Green, onto Nassau St and Clare St before finishing up at Merrion Square. (Merrion Square West, Merrion Square South and Merrion Street Upper will be closed from 06:30-22:00)

The Dublin Pride parade is a very colourful spectacle and you can show your active support by taking part or your passive support by cheering them on from the sidelines. The Dublin Pride VIllage at Merrion Square will have live entertainment, a fun fair, community stalls, food stalls and a bar area from 13:00-19:00 www.dublinpride.ie/pride-village/ and after that, the party will move to the different bars, clubs and pubs.

www.dublinpride.ie/2013-parade/

Make a Mosaic

14:00 – 14:30, Sat 29 Jun

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“The Ancient Romans decorated their floors with mosaics – beautiful patterns of small pieces of colourful, cut stone. Learn about this ancient craft and be inspired by the mosaic floor of the National Museum building to create your own mosaic-inspired collage to take home.” Admission is free and no booking required. The event taks place in the Learning Resource Room on the first floor.

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Progressive Film Club – Screening

15:00, Sat 29 Jun

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club screens progressive films from all over the world. Struggles for people’s rights, for national liberation and for social justice are some of the themes of the selected films.

This week the film “Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist” will be shown. Admission is free and donations are welcome. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Angela Huntemer, an Irish crew member of the Sea Shepard.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

The Eskies – Gig

19:00, Sat 29 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Eskies are performing in the “Live from the Window” slot in Whelan’s and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-eskies-3/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 29 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

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 29 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 29 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

Storyfold – Gig

22:30, Sat 29 Jun

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Storyfold are performing in the Midnight Hour in Whelan’s. Admission is free before 22:30. The gig starts at midnight.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-w-storyfold-2/

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Clondalkin Festival

10:00, Sun 30 Jun

Clondalkin (various locations)

The Clondalkin Festival takes place this weekend, but unfortunately there is no website of Facebook Page that provides any information about the events. Maybe people in Clondalkin know about it and the rest it not meant to know?

www.facebook.com/inclondalkin

Dundrum Arts and Cultural Festival

10:00, Sun 30 Jun

Dundrum (various)

The Dundrum Arts and Cultural Festival will take place from Wed 26 – Sun 30 June. All events are listed on www.dundrumfestival.ie/events.htm I would expect that many events are free, but the website doesn’t specify

On Saturday and Sunday a Heritage Walk, Folk Dancing performances, Children Entertainment and Street Performances will take place. On Sunday, the venue is the Main Street in Dundrum and there is a Teddy Bear Picnic as well.

www.dundrumfestival.ie

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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/

Children’s Art Cart Workshop

10:30 – 12:30, Sun 30 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:
30 June: Deer in the Park
07 July: Summer flowers of the Park
14 July: Badges to wear

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

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Jun

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sun from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie “A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

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

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 30 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

People’s Art Exhibition

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Jun

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Four times this year the “People’s Art 2013″ exhibition will take place. It is an art exhibition on the rails/fence of St. Stephen’s Green. If you want to exhibit at one of the events in the future, check the website for cost and conditions. Visiting the People’s Art Exhibition is free. Specific start and end times are not defined, but exhibition space has to be occupied by 11:00, so 11:00 is the latest start time. The event runs from Friday until Sunday, but Sat+Sun will most likely be the main days. The June exhibition is the second this year and you see a wide range of paintings and other “hangable” art for sale.

People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. A huge variety of art/paintings are displayed and if the weather is nice it is a great art-filled stroll around Stephen’s Green. Definitely recommended!

www.peoplesart.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 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 30 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

American Football Atlantic Cup

12:00 – 18:30, Sun 30 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

The Atlantic Cup is the EFAF Western European Championships and brings some of the best amateur club teams from all over Europe together to compete over one weekend. Teams include Trinity College Dublin, Belfast Trojans, Amersfoort Untouchables, Brussels Tigers.

This is the 5th year of the Championship and is being hosted by the Irish American Football Association (IAFA) in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin on the 29+30 June

The schedule is below:

Semi-Finals – Saturday 29 June
12:00: Amersfoort Untouchables (NL) v Belfast Trojans (IAFL)
15:30: Trinity College Dublin (IAFL) v Brussels Tigers (Bel)

Finals – Sunday 30 June
12:00: 3rd/4th place playoff
15:00: Finals

Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be obtained via www.eventbrite.ie/event/7065736809/gathering

I checked when writing this (Friday late afternoon) and there were still some tickets available, so it is definitely worth checking if you are interested.

www.facebook.com/iafaireland

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 30 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/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 30 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 30 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 the New Dublin Voices with Conductor Bernie Sherlock. All details about their programme can be found on the website below.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/967-sundaysnoon-new-dublin-voices

Big Bang Festival of Rhythm

13:00 – 15:30, Sun 30 Jun

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Big Bang Festival of Rhythm will bring the best in percussive performances, workshops, master classes, dance, children’s events and outdoor spectacle to Dublin. Most events are not free, but there is one really interesting event on Sunday, which is completely free:

“The Big Bang” on Meeting House Square will give you a chance to see and hear the best professional traditional percussionists from Europe and Africa alongside professional Dublin performers and a big amateur group.

The professional performers are Coetus (A Catalan percussion and vocal ensemble.), Iya Sako and friends (Guinean percussionist Iya Sako performs with a selection of advanced Irish djembe and dundun players.), Kumpo (Senegalese mask dance).

Admission to the event on Meeting House Square is free and, going by Big Bang Festival Events in previous years, it will be an event worth going to.

www.bigbangfestival.com/Events.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 30 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 30 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 30 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

An Gig Mór – Rock for Youth

15:00 – 23:00, Sun 30 Jun

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Free for under 15 year olds (EUR 7.50 for the rest), this is a showcase event of five rock acts all under 20 years plus Led Zeppelin tribute band “Led Zeppalot”

www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/an-gig-mor-2

Bacon Studio – Public Tour

15:00, Sun 30 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

A Public Tour of the Francis Bacon Studio in the Hugh Lane Gallery with guide Kitty Rogers will take place. Admission is free and booking is not require, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/935-public-lecture-bacon-studio

Dublin Board Games Event – Exchange

15:00 – 19:00, Sun 30 Jun

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

The Exchange Dublin is the venue for the next Dublin Board Games Event. Come and play Board Games, learn about new and interesting games and spend time with like-minded games enthusiasts. You can also buy games from the Dublin Board Games team. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/365931823530186/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 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

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Jun

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Saucy Sundays

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 30 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).

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 30 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/

Ceremony of Love & Remembrance – Dublin Pride Festival

18:00, Sun 30 Jun

Fairview Park, Fairview, Dublin 3

The first Dublin Pride Parade, 30 years ago this year, was triggered by the murder of 31-year old Declan Flynn, who was the victim of a “g ay bashing” attack in Fairview. A pedestrian bridge in Fairview was recently named “Declan Flynn Memorial Bridge” and the meeting point for the “Ceremony of Love & Remembrance” is that pedestrian bridge.

www.dublinpride.ie/ceremony-of-love-remembrance/

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 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/

A MUSING – Comedy and Poetry

19:00, Sun 30 Jun

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

“A MUSING” is the stand-up comedy and original poetry performance by Dave Hynes and special guests. It takes place on the last Sunday of the month with doors at 18:30 and the performance at 19:00. Admission is free.

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge is an alcohol free cafe, open until 23:00 on 7 days a week.

www.accents-lounge.com/

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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 30 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

21:45, Sun 30 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).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 30 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

Monday 01 Jul

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Mon 01 Jul

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/

Chapelizod Festival

10:00, Mon 01 Jul

Chapelizod (various locations)

The Chapelizod Community Festival will take place from Mon 01 – Sun 08 July. The full programme is here and if you live in that area, you should definitely check it out. There are no real WOW-events, but it is a decent effort by a community to celebrate together.

I will list the event just on Monday and Friday instead of every day, so if you are interested you hear about it, but I don’t use up too much “real estate” for the majority who will probably not consider attending.

www.chapelizodfestival.com

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Jul

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

Caroline Chisholm Performing Arts Ensemble

12:30 – 14:00, Mon 01 Jul

Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Caroline Chisholm Performing Arts Ensemble from the UK will perform works of classical theatre and drama, contemporary dance, ballet & jazz on the bandstand in Bray. Admission is free.

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Mon 01 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – July – IFI

13:10, Mon 01 Jul

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening.
In celebration of the Irish Jewish Gathering (21-28 July) and the contribution of Irish Jewry to the cultural life the IFI present a selection of short films made by Jewish-Irish filmmakers in July.
The daily programmes are here
01+05+09+13+17+22+26+30 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-july-2013/
02+06+10+14+18+23+27+31 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-july-2013/
03+07+11+15+19+24+28 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-3-july-2013/
04+08+12+16+20+25+29 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-4-july-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

First Monday Poetry Session

16:00 – 18:00, Mon 01 Jul

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

This regular open-mic literary event is held on the first Monday of every month and anyone can come along to read aloud one or more of your favourite pieces from poetry or literature at the event or you can even request that someone else reads your favourite piece, if you don’t want to. The literary pieces don’t have to be in English or in Irish. Recently an extract from Dante’s ‘Inferno’ was read in the original Italian and some piece from Lorca was first read in Spanish and then translated into English. Admission is free.

For further information contact Howard, who organises the event, on 085 1058848

www.facebook.com/CINECAFE.PictureShow

PhotoIreland Festival 2013

18:30, Mon 01 Jul

Dublin (various locations)

The PhotoIreland Festival 2013 (from 01-31 July) will examine the current state of Photography in Ireland with simultaneous exhibitions in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Throughout the month, there will be a variety of events that are part of the Festival. Some are exhibition openings, others are talks or discussions etc. As long as they are in Dublin and are free, I will try to include a selection of them in this Dublin Event Guide. I won’t include all exhibition openings, but some and as many as possible fo the other events. The Day-by-Day event programme at 2013.photoireland.org/day-by-day/ helps.

On Monday 01 July (18:30), the opening of an exhibition with New Irish Work by Shane Lynam will take place at the Alliance Francaise in Kildare Street. 2013.photoireland.org/program/niw-af/

2013.photoireland.org/

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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 other week on Mondays and is open to everyone. All levels of experience are catered for.

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

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 01 Jul

Fibber Magee’s, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday, a mix of musicians from bands like The Seven Deadly Skins / Animal Cracker / Upbeat Generation / Crete Boom & more come together to play a free night of Rock & Reggae.

www.facebook.com/TheHangoverClub

Tuesday 02 Jul

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Tue 02 Jul

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/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 02 Jul

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

Connections, Relationships & Opportunities when Ireland Reaches Out

13:00 – 13:30, Tue 02 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The first of the NLI Summer Lectures about different aspects of Irish family history research is entitled “Connections, Relationships & Opportunities when Ireland Reaches Out” and will be delivered by Henry Healy on Tues. Henry Healy is currently employed as the Community Activation Leader for the National Diaspora Programme “Ireland Reaching Out”.

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Tue 02 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – July – IFI

13:10, Tue 02 Jul

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening.
In celebration of the Irish Jewish Gathering (21-28 July) and the contribution of Irish Jewry to the cultural life the IFI present a selection of short films made by Jewish-Irish filmmakers in July.
The daily programmes are here
01+05+09+13+17+22+26+30 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-july-2013/
02+06+10+14+18+23+27+31 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-july-2013/
03+07+11+15+19+24+28 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-3-july-2013/
04+08+12+16+20+25+29 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-4-july-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Counter Art – One-Day Street Art Exhibition

17:00 – 22:00, Tue 02 Jul

[Where] Counter Propaganda, 22-23 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1

Counter Propaganda, the clothes store on Lower Liffey Street, will remove all clothes from the store for one evening and instead will exhibit the best Street Art in Ireland. Counter Art is the pop-up exhibition on Tues from 17:00-22:00. Some of the street artists who will exhibit are Fink, Solus, Kin, Visual Waste and Meep. More details can be found here www.counterpropaganda.ie/blog/?p=1067

In addition to the Irish Street Art, they will also highlight some of the Irish Streetwear brands that they have in store including Swallows & Daggers and Project A Apparel. And an up and coming Irish Hip-Hop Producer/DJ – Calzone Kelly will provide the beats on the night.

And if all negotiations go well, then there will also be some free drinks available that night.

It is a big-effort-event and closing a shop for nearly two days to prepare all is in the current economic climate something that many stores would shy away from. So, show Counter Propaganda your appreciation and taste a piece of Irish Street Culture by going to that event, it is sounding good! www.facebook.com/events/396027303839699/

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Counterpropaganda

Fianna Fáil 1926-1971 – Book Launch

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 02 Jul

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Book “Fianna Fáil, Partition and Northern Ireland 1926-1971” by Stephen Kelly will be laucnhed in Hodges Figgis on Tuesday. Admission is free.

irishacademicpress.ie/product/fianna-fail-partition-and-northern-ireland1926-1971-2/

JFK and the Irish Imagination

19:00, Tue 02 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

At his talk “Myth and Mystery: JFK and the Irish Imagination”, Writer and Director Alan Gilsenan reflects on the presence of John F. Kennedy in Ireland.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

Anchorman – Screening

19:30, Tue 02 Jul

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workmans Den Cinema Club will screen “Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy”. Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-workmans-den-cinema-club-present-anchorman/

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 02 Jul

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

Goddess Group

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 02 Jul

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

A meeting group for women (age 18 and over) to learn to celebrate femininity, discuss themes ideas and philosophies, share, heal, drink tea, support each other, have some fun and make new friends. Discover and celebrate your inner Goddesses together.

Admission is free, but donations of up to EUR 5 to cover tea and for the use of the space are appreciated.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 02 Jul

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 02 Jul

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

20:30, Tue 02 Jul

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: Tim Scanlan from Australia playing Folk/Roots/Reggae. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-grand-folk-club/2013-07-02/

Exchange Words – Scriptwriting Workshop

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 02 Jul

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

Exchange Words, a new scriptwriting (film and theatre) group is starting up again. It is a safe space where writers, artists and actors can come together to collaborate, create and have fun. The workshop is free and open to all.

More detail is here

www.exchangedublin.ie/ai1ec_event/exchange-words-is-back?instance_id=1296118

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 02 Jul

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 23:30 in The Mezz in Temple Bar.

Wednesday 03 Jul

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Wed 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) launched an initiative in 2011 to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages and this initiative is still continuing on all First Wednesdays. This month, Dublin Castle should be open the first time again after it was closed for the whole first six months due to Ireland’s EU presidency.

Most OPW sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will now be free every first Wednesday until the end of the year.
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

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

Phoenix Park – Guided Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 03 Jul

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A guided walk “History of the Monuments of the Phoenix Park” with Maeve Rice will take place in Phoenix Park. Meeting point is at the Visitor Centre. Participation is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,23880,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Jul

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

Caroline Chisholm Performing Arts Ensemble

12:30 – 14:00, Wed 03 Jul

Bandstand, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Caroline Chisholm Performing Arts Ensemble from the UK will perform works of classical theatre and drama, contemporary dance, ballet & jazz on Wed at the Stephens Green Bandstand. Admission is free.

Exploring a Picture at the National Gallery

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 03 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘Juno Confiding Io to the care of Argus’, with Iain Wynn Jones is a talk in the National Gallery. Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Wed 03 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – July – IFI

13:10, Wed 03 Jul

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening.
In celebration of the Irish Jewish Gathering (21-28 July) and the contribution of Irish Jewry to the cultural life the IFI present a selection of short films made by Jewish-Irish filmmakers in July.
The daily programmes are here
01+05+09+13+17+22+26+30 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-july-2013/
02+06+10+14+18+23+27+31 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-july-2013/
03+07+11+15+19+24+28 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-3-july-2013/
04+08+12+16+20+25+29 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-4-july-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Lunchtime Recital – Flute & Piano

13:15 – 14:00, Wed 03 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A Lunchtime Recital with Nadia Testa (piano) and Alessandro Crosta (flute) (Italy) will take place. Admission is free and donations are welcome.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Jul

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

Art Form Evening : Photography

17:30, Wed 03 Jul

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

This talk by Amelia Stein RHA will discuss the photographic works on display at the 183rd RHA Annual Exhibition. The lecture is part of the series: Annual Exhibition Art Form Evenings at the RHA and it also part of the PhotoIreland Festival. Admission is free.

2013.photoireland.org/program/on-photography/

Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Wed 03 Jul

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

The Spanish Film “Three Days with the Family / Tres días con la familia” (2009) by director Mar Coll will be screened in the film series “Feminine Space” in Spanish with English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha88586_16_2.htm

Indie Gigs – New Natives

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 03 Jul

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

On Wednesday the New Natives slot in the Grand Social will feature Princess, Fears and Segrasso. Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/new-natives-5/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.hamletsweeney.com/events/

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 03 Jul

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week.

www.thezodiacsessions.com/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 03 Jul

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 03 Jul

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 04 Jul

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/

National Gallery – Picture Clinic

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 04 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery Curators offer a great service to everyone and for free: They appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery once every month (except in August and January). No appointment is necessary.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

SCOOP Foundation – Art Auction – Viewing

10:00, Thu 04 Jul

Bewley’s Hotel, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The SCOOP Foundation, a charity that supports poor children in the poorest regions of the world, are running an art auction to sell 45 artworks from 45 extraordinary artists. The list of artists include Ronan Goti, Sean Hillen, Marty Cullen, Henry McGrane, Jordi Fornies and many more.
The entire collection will be on view in the Thomas Prior Hall in Bewley’s Ballsbridge in Dublin on 04 and 05 July and the sale will take place on Saturday 06 July at 15:00 at the same place.
This sale price will be split between the Scoop Foundation and the artists and the charity will use the money to build schools and homes for over 500 street children in India.

Unfortuantely none of the websites (there are many) that the Scoop Foundation uses and none of the Facebook Pages or Event Pages for this event tell us when the exhibition is open. Did nobody realise that this might be helpful information?

www.facebook.com/events/424675504306065/

Runic Riddles

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 04 Jul

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“The Vikings told poems, stories and sagas about their gods and other mysterious creatures and wrote with special symbols called runes. Can you work out the secrets of the Viking sagas by deciphering our runic riddles during this drop in session?” The event takes place in the Learning Resource Room on the first floor. Admission is free and no booking required. All Ages 6+.

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Dublin Food Co-op

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Jul

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

Fables, Tales and Tall Stories

12:00 – 15:00, Thu 04 Jul

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

A free 1hr interactive storytelling session for young audiences with Louis Lovett will take place this week in three libraries:

Tues 02 July: Rathmines Library (T. 01 497 3539 rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie)
Wed 03 July: Coolock Library (T. 01 847 7781 coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie)
Thurs 04 July: Pearse Street Library (T. 01 674 4888 pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie)

The first session takes place from 12:00-13:00 and the second session from 14:00-15:00. Admission is free, but booking is suggested.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/CAIL_2013_summer_lovett.aspx

RHA Talk: Donal Curtin & Anne Donohue

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 04 Jul

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

This Talk by Donal Curtin & Anne Donohue is about the works on display at the 183rd RHA Annual Exhibition.
This lecture is part of the series: Annual Exhibition Art Form Evenings at the RHA and is also part of the PhotoIreland Festival.

2013.photoireland.org/program/curtin-donohue/

Sources for Family Research at the Military Archives

13:00 – 13:30, Thu 04 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The next lunchtime lecture on aspects of Irish family history research is entitled “Sources for Family Research at the Military Archives”. Padraic Kennedy will talk about researching your family history at the Military Archives. Admission is free and booking is not required. Comdt. Padraic Kennedy is currently employed as the Director of the Military Archives based in Rathmines.

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Thu 04 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – July – IFI

13:10, Thu 04 Jul

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening.
In celebration of the Irish Jewish Gathering (21-28 July) and the contribution of Irish Jewry to the cultural life the IFI present a selection of short films made by Jewish-Irish filmmakers in July.
The daily programmes are here
01+05+09+13+17+22+26+30 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-july-2013/
02+06+10+14+18+23+27+31 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-july-2013/
03+07+11+15+19+24+28 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-3-july-2013/
04+08+12+16+20+25+29 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-4-july-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Icons – InFocus Tour

13:10, Thu 04 Jul

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Chester Beatty Library invites to the InFocus Tour “Icons” with Jack Fitzgerald. Admission is free, but there are only 15 seats available (first come, first served).

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

First Thursday Dublin

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Jul

Temple Bar

In the coming week, the next First Thursday SHOULD take place. However with the organising Temple Bar Cultural Trust having more or less imploded, it SEEMS as if this event has been completely abandoned.The Facebook Page suggests that maybe no June event took place and then it is looking bad for July as well. Let’s hope that someone (maybe the galleries themselves?) pick up the baton and continue the project. It once was this:

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! ;-)

www.facebook.com/FirstThursdaysDublin

Phosthetics – Exchange Dublin Exhibition and Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 04 Jul

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

Phosthetics is a collective exhibit from seven photographers. The common theme is the exploration of artificial light in their diverse approaches to photographic portraiture. The exhibition will be on show from 01-10 July (12:00-22:00).

On Thursday a projected slightshow and talk will take place at the Exchange Dublin. Admission is free This event is part of the PhotoIreland Festival.

2013.photoireland.org/program/phosthetics/

Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America

18:30, Thu 04 Jul

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The launch of the exhibition “The Fifth Province: County Societies in Irish America” takes place in the front hall of the National Library, followed by a talk by exhibition curators Dr Miriam Nyhan and Dr Marion Casey. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Four Men and a Baby – 10 Days in Dublin – Comedy

18:30, Thu 04 Jul

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, Fownes Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

10 Days in Dublin is an arts festival that includes all types of art or performance: music, comedy, theatre, film, painting, sculpture, etc. There is no particular theme or idea, all the organisers want to provide is a festival to which people can come and that they will enjoy. The festival starts on Thurs 04 July and runs until Sat 13 July.

As part of the festival; Connor, Gary, Aaron and Sean present you “ 4 Men and a Baby” a stand-up comedy piece about 4 young men and their struggles in young adulthood.

Admission to this event is on a ‘Pay What You Like’ basis.

www.10daysindublin.com/programme/four-men-a-baby/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Jul

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 next Thursday. 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

Booka Brass – Gig

19:00, Thu 04 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Booka Brass, the 6-piece New Orleans Style Brass Band from Dublin are playing funk, blues, reggae and covers in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/booka-brass-4/

Mayo Association Dublin’s Summer Party

19:00 – 22:00, Thu 04 Jul

Krystle, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

The “Mayo Association in Dublin”’s annual summer gathering will take place on Thursday. The social evening will take place in the VIP area of Krystle and it is particularly aimed at all Mayo people working or living in Dublin, who haven’t had the opportunity yet of joining “Mhuintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath”.
This event is informal, finger food will be provided and there is no admission charge, but you are asked to confirm your attendance on www.facebook.com/events/545243332198855

The Mayo Association in Dublin is one of the best-supported and most active county associations in the country. It has more than 800 members and runs many events throughout the year.For more information, check the website below.

www.mayoassociationdublin.com

Jamming Gig Experience with Israeli musician Tal Kravitz

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 04 Jul

Bridge Cafe, 1 Castle Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

A free “Jamming Gig Experience” with Israelian musician and singer Tal Kravitz will take place. He traveled on a search for original tribal music in far corners of the world not yet exposed to Western civilization and he plays piano, harp, guitar, a variety of bagpipes, the musical saw, African percussion instruments and more.
East Africa and Papua New Guinea are some of the places he reached, photographing the indigenous tribes’ lifestyle and recording their music as it was sung and played for thousands of years. Tal uses this material to advocate for ethno-musicological research of societies whose traditions and music are in danger of extinction. Israeli classics, Yiddish, Hassidic and Holiday songs are also a part of Tal’s world repertoire.
62.219.83.33/Tal-Kravitz

www.thebridgecafe.ie

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Jul

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

Entheos Sessions – 10 Days in Dublin

20:00, Thu 04 Jul

Palace Bar, 21 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Entheos are a 6-piece “grunge folk band”, whatever that is. They will perform in the Palace Bar and Admission is free. Booking on the website seems required. The event is part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival. 10 Days in Dublin is a multidisciplinary, open-format, arts festival which takes place from 04-13 July.

www.10daysindublin.com/programme/the-entheos-sessions/

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Thu 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

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 04 Jul

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys are playing a weekly gig in the Mercantile Hotel on Thursdays. Their music is swing, blues, bebop and doo wop. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/jaimenanciandtheblueboys

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 04 Jul

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

Thirsty Thursday (open mic)

21:00, Thu 04 Jul

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

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

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 04 Jul

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

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Meditation at The Living Room

08:00, Fri 05 Jul

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/

Chapelizod Festival

10:00, Fri 05 Jul

Chapelizod (various locations)

The Chapelizod Community Festival will take place from Mon 01 – Sun 08 July. The full programme is here and if you live in that area, you should definitely check it out. There are no real WOW-events, but it is a decent effort by a community to celebrate together.

I will list the event just on Monday and Friday instead of every day, so if you are interested you hear about it, but I don’t use up too much “real estate” for the majority who will probably not consider attending.

www.chapelizodfestival.com

SCOOP Foundation – Art Auction – Viewing

10:00, Fri 05 Jul

Bewley’s Hotel, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The SCOOP Foundation, a charity that supports poor children in the poorest regions of the world, are running an art auction to sell 45 artworks from 45 extraordinary artists. The list of artists include Ronan Goti, Sean Hillen, Marty Cullen, Henry McGrane, Jordi Fornies and many more.
The entire collection will be on view in the Thomas Prior Hall in Bewley’s Ballsbridge in Dublin on 04 and 05 July and the sale will take place on Saturday 06 July at 15:00 at the same place.
This sale price will be split between the Scoop Foundation and the artists and the charity will use the money to build schools and homes for over 500 street children in India.

Unfortuantely none of the websites (there are many) that the Scoop Foundation uses and none of the Facebook Pages or Event Pages for this event tell us when the exhibition is open. Did nobody realise that this might be helpful information?

www.facebook.com/events/424675504306065/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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

Summer Talks at the National Gallery

13:00 – 16:30, Fri 05 Jul

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

For July and August, the National Gallery is inviting to near daily summer talks (two talks of 30 min, Mon-Sat) on aspects of Irish & European art. All talks take place in the National Gallery Lecture Theatre and admission is free. No booking is required.

The themes are:

+ Monday & Thursday: 13:00: Early 20th century Irish art / 15:00: Highlights of the Gallery’s Collection
+ Tuesday & Friday: 13:00: The World of Jack B. Yeats / 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection
+ Wednesday: 13:00: Exploring a Picture / 15:00: Aspects of Irish Art
+ Saturday: 15:00: Masterpieces of the European Collection

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – July – IFI

13:10, Fri 05 Jul

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

The IFI continues with its free “Archive at Lunchtime” screenings and is increasing it to a daily screening.
In celebration of the Irish Jewish Gathering (21-28 July) and the contribution of Irish Jewry to the cultural life the IFI present a selection of short films made by Jewish-Irish filmmakers in July.
The daily programmes are here
01+05+09+13+17+22+26+30 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-july-2013/
02+06+10+14+18+23+27+31 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-july-2013/
03+07+11+15+19+24+28 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-3-july-2013/
04+08+12+16+20+25+29 July: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-4-july-2013/

www.ifi.ie/

Classical Trumpet Recital

13:10, Fri 05 Jul

Sandford Parish Church, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Niall O’Sullivan (trumpet) and David O’Shea (organ) will perform at this recital. They will play Clarke: Trumpet Tune, Handel: Suite in D for Trumpet, Haydn: Trumpet Concerto, Schubert: Ave Maria, Piazzolla: Libertango. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/niallosullivantrumpet

The Musical Journey of Tal Kravitz

13:15 – 14:00, Fri 05 Jul

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A Lunctime Concert with Israelian musician and singer Tal Kravitz will take place. He traveled on a search for original tribal music in far corners of the world not yet exposed to Western civilization and he plays piano, harp, guitar, a variety of bagpipes, the musical saw, African percussion instruments and more.
East Africa and Papua New Guinea are some of the places he reached, photographing the indigenous tribes’ lifestyle and recording their music as it was sung and played for thousands of years. Tal uses this material to advocate for ethno-musicological research of societies whose traditions and music are in danger of extinction. Israeli classics, Yiddish, Hassidic and Holiday songs are also a part of Tal’s world repertoire.
62.219.83.33/Tal-Kravitz

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Parlour Flames – In-Store Event

14:00, Fri 05 Jul

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

Parlour Flames will be in Tower Records for an In-Store Event. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Flea Friday

17:00 – 22:00, Fri 05 Jul

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

Four Men and a Baby – 10 Days in Dublin – Comedy

18:30, Fri 05 Jul

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, Fownes Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

10 Days in Dublin is an arts festival that includes all types of art or performance: music, comedy, theatre, film, painting, sculpture, etc. There is no particular theme or idea, all the organisers want to provide is a festival to which people can come and that they will enjoy. The festival starts on Thurs 04 July and runs until Sat 13 July.

As part of the festival; Connor, Gary, Aaron and Sean present you “4 Men and a Baby” a stand-up comedy piece about 4 young men and their struggles in young adulthood. This show runs from 04-13 July every evening.

Admission to this event is on a ‘Pay What You Like’ basis.

www.10daysindublin.com/programme/four-men-a-baby/

Poetry – 10 Days in Dublin

18:30, Fri 05 Jul

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

10 Days in Dublin is an arts festival that includes all types of art or performance: music, comedy, theatre, film, painting, sculpture, etc. There is no particular theme or idea, all the organisers want is something that people can come and enjoy. The festival starts on Thurs 04 July and runs until Sat 13 July.

On Fri 05 July a free event is:

“And You Expect Me To?” presented by poet Laura Clear, who presents a woman’s journey through marriage, motherhood and old age.

www.10daysindublin.com/

Butoh Dance Workshop – Butoh Dublin Festival

19:00 – 21:30, Fri 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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

Otis – Gig

20:00, Fri 05 Jul

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Otis are performing in the Front Bar in Whelan’s and admission is free.

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

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 05 Jul

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 05 Jul

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

Nova Collective – EP Launch

21:00, Fri 05 Jul

Boteco Brazil, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1

Nova Collective are a new Irish Band, formed in October 2012. Their style mixes strains of Latin Jazz and Irish Traditional music. The EP Launch on Friday is part of the 10 Days in Dublin Festival. Admission is free.

www.10daysindublin.com/programme/nova-collective/

Events Coming Up

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Block C Live Festival (with Bipolar Empire and Dirty Epics) at Smithfield Plaza on Sat 29 June
Roll Up! Roll Up! Circus Skills Training in The Ark from 04 July – 31 August
Youbloom Dublin a music festival with 50 Irish and 50 International acts from Fri 28 – Sun 30 June

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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. ;-)

Madness of “Flying fire around the world?”

Did you read last week’s “This is Odd” section about the madness of flying the “eternal” JFK flame from Arlington to Ireland? Well, there is an update to that story (If you didn’t read the story last week, you can find it here: www.joergsteegmueller.com/2013/06/27/flying-fire-around-the-world/ ):

On Thurs 27 June, RTE reports that the JFK Flame in Wexford had to be re-lit after a technical glitch ( www.rte.ie/news/2013/0627/459259-jfk-wexford-flame-relit-after-technical-glitch/ ). The New Ross town manager Éamonn Hore assures us that the torch has been re-lit from one of the spare flame sources that was taken from Arlington Cemetery. Would he tell us if it was re-lit with a lighter? Since the JFK flame in Arlington has been re-lit a number of times and because fire doesn’t have an ancestry, it doesn’t matter in the slightest, but it is hilarious how they keep going on about the originality of the flame.
Hore also said that planned maintenance will see the flames extinguished on a monthly basis but re-lit always using flames from Arlington, so will they keep these other four flames in miner lamps (Davy Lamps) going for ever too? Mad!

Shut up you foreigner!

There are not tooooo many things that really annoy me and outrage me. But xenophobia / racism from people that claim they are anti-racists and people feeling superior over others just due to their nationality really get my blood boiling.

Mark Coleman, an economist and self-declared anti-racist, who works for the radio station Newstalk managed to get me so outraged that I even waste a perfectly good This is Odd! section on him.

UCD lecturer Julien Mercille criticised Coleman and others for hyping the property bubble. Coleman, who wrote a book called “The best is yet to come” which claims that Ireland will have fully recovered from any economic troubles by 2020, wrote a crazy long essay justifying and defending himself. The essay is badly written, much too long, and not in the slightest focused on the criticism and in it Coleman hits back at Mercille with entirely racist remarks, that are clearly intended to tell us foreigners to shut up and not to dare criticise Ireland unless we have learned enough to pass Coelman’s tests:
“As an esteemed guest of the nation, Mercille might want to spend some time learning more about his new home before running it down by attacking those who point out that future.”

I don’t care about the argument these two are having and without a doubt both are right and both are wrong, but clearly Coleman man doesn’t care about Mercille’s points that much either and instead criticises Mercille based on nationality, being foreign, and not living in Ireland long enough yet.

Racist bullying, Coleman! You should be ashamed!

If you have nothing better to do you can read Coleman’s drivel at www.broadsheet.ie/2013/06/27/i-was-right-i-am-right-and-the-best-is-yet-to-come/ Thanks to broadsheet.ie for letting us know about this story.

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