Dublin Event Guide 324: Granby Park, Family Adventure Weekend, Smithfield Horse Fair, 1913 Commemoration

August 30th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 324 | 30 August 2013

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Hi all!

When I sent the Dublin Event Guide last week the Arthur Guinness Project voting wasn’t over yet, but I hope you all have LIKED the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and if you have done so, then you know that we made it to Position 9 in the end. :-) An amazing achievement, considering that we were coming from the back of the field. So, once again: Thank you sooo much!

Next steps? Now the judges are mulling over who to award the price and my guess is that out of the 34 short listed Arts projects only about 10 will get funding. So there will be lots of disappointed applicants. Are we save? Absolutely not! There are a number of very strange projects in the list of the 340 applicants, but the majority of the short-listed projects are genuinely interesting and good projects. Some fit into “Art” better than others if you have a more narrow definition of the term and nobody knows what exactly the judges are looking for. The announcement will be made in about 2 weeks and I will inform you on Facebook as soon as I am formally told. Keep your fingers crossed!

I am late again with this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and I find it difficult to speed up the process of compiling this weekly e-mail magazine. I am trying a few different things, but nothing resulted in an improvement yet. I won’t give up, though! :-)

Many will be away in Stradbally at the Electric Picnic and if you look the list of events this week, you might think there is less happening. You are partially right, there is no big headline event and some normally weekly events even got moved to the Electric Picnic, but there are still more than 160 events in the list. Dublin is always busy if you want it to be! :-)

More and more people find out about it and about our big community and this Dublin Event Guide Community keeps growing! There is a good chance that we reach the big number of 30,000 Facebook Likes! And we possibly also get to more than 17,000 e-mail magazine subscribers! It is great! Nevertheless remember that YOU are the best ambassador for the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), so keep telling your friends and family and colleagues about it! If you tell them about our amazing achievements, maybe they want to subscribe too. They can do that easily on the right hand side at www.dublineventguide.com and they can also LIKE the Dublin Event Guide at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide

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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-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

Happiness is what we all want, isn’t it? But our day-to-day life is often soo frustrating that it is difficult to feel happy. In recent weeks, I mentioned here that research shows that Gratitude makes you happier and I also said that you should enjoy the journey instead of just waiting for get to the destination. But all this is easier said than done, isn’t it?

This week I found video clip that explains what simple strategy we can use to celebrate what we have achieved instead of constantly longing for the goals in the future. It is a very interesting video. Just 4 minutes well spent. Have a look here www.youtube.com/watch?v=xREiqM0X6Ik

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This weekend, I suggest that you check out the Granby Pop-Up Park! If you have children, don’t miss the Family Fitness & Adventure Day at Farmleigh House, it sounds cool and I wish I was a kid! If you want to learn more, go to the RDS, where the Which Course Expo takes place. And then there are two very unique events taking place this weekend: The Smithfield Horse Fair is taking place and is the second and last that will take place this year. And then there is the 1913 Lockout Commemoration on Sunday. An event that could be quite interesting or very very boring, depending on your interest and on how it is put in reality.

Whatever you do, make the best of it and have an enjoyable weekend!

Competitions

Down with Jazz – Ticket Competition

06-08 Sept (Fri+Sat from 19:30, Sun 14:00-20:00)
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Down With Jazz is inspired by the 1930’s movement to ban jazz music from the dancehalls and airwaves in Ireland by members of the church and GAA. It is a music festival with 3 days of the finest Irish based jazz, blues, funk and world musicians. It will take place at Meeting House Square and the bug umbrellas give you the protection of an indoors venue with the airiness of an open air gig.

I was at that festival last year and really enjoyed it. The little promo clip here www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wjy5L7ZCus doesn’t tell you that much about the event itself. but just imagine really good jazz, blues and funk in a cool venue. That’ll do!

Tickets are this year EUR 10 per day or EUR 25 for a weekend pass (children under 12 are free on the Sunday!) and you can book on www.entertainment.ie/show-/Meeting-House-Square/Down-With-Jazz-Festival/event-2686297.htm

More details can be found here www.downwithjazz.ie/ amd here www.facebook.com/DownWithJazz

The organisers are making 10 (!!) pairs of tickets available for the Friday night and if you want win a pair of tickets for this great event, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with DOWNJAZZ in the subject line and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 12:00 on Wed 04 Sept.

The line up on the three days is:

+ Fri: Chris Engel Quintet, Nigel Mooney Band, Ripe for Rebels, Yurodny
+ Sat: Cormac Kenevey Quartet, Ed Deane Band, Butter, The Multiverse, ZoiD with Horns
+ Sun: UCD Gamelan, No Crows, Dublin Guitar Night, Paul Dunlea Band, Khanda, OuterSpaceways Inc.

CANO and Declan O’Rourke

Sat 31 Aug: 20:00
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Spanish composer & guitarist CANO will collaborate and perform with Irish singer songwriter Declan O’Rourke and on Sat 31 Aug you have the rare opportunity to hear this great link-up at a concert on Meeting House Square with the Double Bill of CANO and Declan O’Rourke. Tickets are EUR 22 and you can buy them via the website of the Dublin Flamenco Festival here. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door tomorrow evening, so if you forgot to buy your tickets, you have still another chance.

The Dublin Flamenco Festival has made two pairs of tickets available and the winners are Mireya Semelas and Nicole Luther. Congrats!

The event page is here, check it out. I’d say that will be a good gig! www.facebook.com/events/517921368293119/

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New HMV to accept old gift cards and vouchers!

This is great news for HMV gift card or voucher owners. So, the new HMV (which has no legal obligation to accept the vouchers of the old bankrupt company) has decided to accept lots and lots of cards and vouchers. This will be a straight loss for the company, but a great thing for the people. I would recommend that you don’t wait too long, just in case. Hopefully you still have the voucher/gift card and didn’t throw it away when you got frustrated at HMV’s closure. www.breakingnews.ie/business/hmv-to-accept-gift-cards-at-dublin-and-limerick-branches-604834.html

Peats now closed for good

The HMV news is good for consumers, but only time will tell if it is the right decision for the company. Another company, Peats World of Electronics has thrown the towel now for good. They closed about 2 years ago and then re-opened only two shops and wanted to put more focus on online sales, but seemingly that never happened and the shops didn’t generate enough money. So, Goodbye Peats! On one hand it is a pity, considering that they were the probably only small-ish electronics shop left, but on the other hand it was to be expected. www.breakingnews.ie/business/we-had-no-option-but-to-close-says-peats-world-of-electronics-owner-604826.html

@TheDrawingRoom

@TheDrawingRoom is an interesting new project designed to develop our awareness of architecture, culture and heritage through a series of events in some of Dublin’s finest Georgian town houses. As an alternative to the concert hall or a gallery setting, you can enjoy music and art in selected houses. There will be multimedia installations, photography, ceramics, painting and furniture design exhibitions. More information can be found at www.thedrawingroom.info/ and at www.facebook.com/MusicRoomReflections

It is one of many projects that makes use of alternative/different/unusual or vacant spaces for cultural projects and the Granby Pop-Up Park is a project with the same inspiration. The Granby Popo-Up Park was funded through a EUR 20,000 crowdfunding fundraiser on fundit and @TheDrawingRoom are also inviting you to help them via fundit campaign. The campaign will go live at 12:00 on Friday and all details can be found via here: www.fundit.ie/project/thedrawingroom

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.

40/40/40

30 Aug – 27 Sept – 10:00-16:30

Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 14

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ireland as a member state of the EU, the OPW selected artworks by 40 contemporary artists under the age of 40 from the Irish State Art Collection. The works were created by artists who are either Irish or live in Ireland.

After the exhibition toured Europe during the six months of the Irish Presidency, 40/40/40 has returned to Ireland. The works span all media: photography, drawing, sculpture and painting. The State Art Collection, which is managed by the OPW, contains over 15,000 artworks and decorative objects.

Admission is free. www.merrionstreet.ie/index.php/2013/08/hayes-hosts-404040-exhibition-of-contemporary-art-in-rathfarnham-castle/

Pearse House: Village in the City – Photography Exhibition

08 Aug – 06 Oct
National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Sqaure, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (Open: 10:00-17:00 daily)
Pearse House, Lower Erne Street, Dublin 2

“Pearse House: Village in the City” is an exhibition of photographs by Jeanette Lowe of the people and environment of Pearse House Flats. The flat is converted back to the 1930s. Jeanette’s exhibition in Pearse House won last year’s People’s Choice award at PhotoIreland and this year it is bigger and better and in two locations.

Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pearsehouse

Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism

04-08 Sept

MART, 190a Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

THE MART, is a new visual arts depot in the old fire station in Rathmines and now houses several galleries, an art shop, a workshop space and studios.

Through a Fund-it campaign to raise resources for MART’s new premises, all contributors who invested in the initiative were invited to participate in the Curb your Carrie Bradshawism exhibition, in recognition of their support and each participating artist was given an identical challenge: To work within the constraints of a cardboard box, in any visual arts medium.

www.facebook.com/events/702472903102607/

Lithuanian exhibition “Independent Stories”

02-24 Sept – 09:00-17:00

European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

An exhibition entitled “Independent Stories” by seven renowned Lithuanian painters, will be on display in European Union House. The exhibition is a display of artistic interpretations of EU flags by artists.

Admission is free, but is only open at weekends during office hours.
www.facebook.com/EUIreland

Jo Cummins Exhibition

05-26 Sept – Mon-Fri: 12:00-18:00

CFCP, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

Irish Artist Jo Cummins celebrates colour. She removes extraneous detail from any scene, and uses vivid hues with strong black outlines, to create modern and unique images.

Exhibition Opening is on 05 Sept from 18:00-21:00. www.cfcp.ie

Dublin City Life – Photography Exhibition

03-14 Sept

Bell & Pott Cafe, Mercer Street, Dublin 2

The DIT Photo Society invites to their Photography exhibition “Dublin City Life”. The Opening is on Tues 03 Sept from 19:00-22:00 and there will be wine and some food, maybe even chocolate cake. Find more details here www.facebook.com/DitPhotoSociety

Friday 30 Aug

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Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

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 30 Aug

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

International Student Fun Night

20:00, Fri 30 Aug

Doyle’s Bar, 9 College Street, Dublin 2

All International Students in Ireland are invited to the “Infinity College Irish Culture Fun Night”. There will be live music, finger food, free beer for the first 50 people and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/315560085256054/

Julyo & The Photosonic Orrchestra

20:00 – 02:30, Fri 30 Aug

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

Julyo & the Photosonic Orchestra is a “contemporary-folk” line up performing a mix of Italian folk music and World grooves.

Supporting act will be provided by Dublin based singer/songwriter Laura Ann Brady.

DJ set after the show provided by Exploding Plastic Inevitable – Kammamuri.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/julyo-the-photosonic-orchestra/

Statues of us – Gig

20:00, Fri 30 Aug

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“Statues of us” and guests FInally Statues” will perform at 20:00. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/statues-of-us/

Super Hanz EP Launch

20:00, Fri 30 Aug

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Super Hanz launch their EP and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1396052717281660/

Addison Lodge Open Mic Night

21:00 – 00:30, Fri 30 Aug

Addison Lodge, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

www.addisonlodge.com/archives/276

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 Aug

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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

Granby Pop-up Park

10:00, Sat 31 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

On a vacant site where a few years ago still social housing was standing, the voluntary arts collective, Upstart, has created a big urban Pop-up Park, called Granby Park. The park opened on Thursday and will be there until 22 Sept. During this time a whole range of events will take place in the park and nearly all of them will be free.

“Urban Park” usually means that you have to go a bit easy on your expectations regarding plants and greenery, but if you consider that work only started in July, you can imagine that the term “park” has to be interpreted a good bit wider. One thing is certain, though: It will be nicer than Wolf Tone Square, which Dublin City at times likes to call “Wolfe Tone Park”.

Granby Park will be open Mon-Fri from 08:00-19:00 and Sat&Sun from 10:00-19:00 and you are invited to visit it. Food & Drink will be sold on site, but alcohol is not permitted.

I strongly recommend that you check it out and I will also tell you about the upcoming events in the next few weeks.

www.granbypark.com/

Great Pink Run

10:00, Sat 31 Aug

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Great Pink Run is a 5km or 10 km run to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Participation is not free, but you can watch and cheer on the runners. The run will take place at the North-western end of Phoenix Park and everybody will wear – you guessed it – pink!

www.greatpinkrun.ie/race-info/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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

Be a Docker for a day? Historical Re-enactment

11:00, Sat 31 Aug

O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Do You Want To Be A Docker For A Day? (or a Jacobs worker)

Do you want to take part in a Historical Re-enactment of the 1913 Lockout? Do you want to be a Docker for the day or a (female) Jacobs Worker?

You are asked to come dressed as

1) Dockers (men) (Meet at Custom House)
If coming as a docker, please wear dark trousers (not jeans or combats) with a belt or braces, collarless shirt with
a muffler or handkerchief around the neck, dark waistcoat or jacket, hat or cap with dark shoes (no trainers).

2) Jacobs Workers (women) (Meet at rear of Central Bank)
If coming as a Jacobs workers, please wear a dark ankle-length dress or skirt, a light coloured blouse and dark
boots or flat shoes (no trainers). If possible please wear a dark coloured or straw hat.

3) Poor of Dublin (men, women and children) (Meet at Gloucester Diamond on Sean MacDermott Street)
Men, women or children coming as the ‘poor of Dublin’ should wear old, torn or shabby clothes (see notes for
men and women above) and very old shoes (no trainers)

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/1913.pdf

Sounds complicated and I wonder where people get these clothes from – just for one day. Unless there is planned (i.e. hired) crowds as well, it could turn out that only tiny amount of people will take part in these re-enactments and that would be very disappointing for the audience.

www.facebook.com/Dublindockers

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 31 Aug

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/

Eason Story Time

11:00, Sat 31 Aug

Every Eason store in Ireland

As part of Eason’s Get Into Reading campaign, there will be a reading of a specially selected children’s book at 11:00 each Saturday in every Eason store in the country. The schedule of Story Time books, covering mid-June through mid-September, is on the website below.

And children attending the in-store kids’ book readings throughout the summer will receive their own Story Time Reward Card and they will get a special Story Time sticker on their card for each reading they attend. Children who collect three stickers will receive a free copy of Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson. For more information check the website below too.

blog.easons.com/category/get_into_reading/story-time/

Family Fitness & Adventure Weekend – Farmleigh

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Aug

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Farmleigh House is the venue for a Family Fitness & Adventure Weekend with Orienteering, Archery, Wall-Climbing, Mountain Biking, BMX, Zorbing, Family Games and more for all the family. Admission is free.

On Saturday there will be live music by Keltic Rhapsody and a DJ and on Sunday up to 9 acts will be playing (A line-up MIGHT be announced here.)

Some more detailed information about the day is here: www.outdoorcommunity.ie/free-adventure-fun-weekend/

Please note: The Great Pink Run takes place in Phoenix Park from 10:00 in Phoenix Park and there will be road closures in at the end of Phoenix Park where Farmleigh House is until approx. 12:30, so you might want to consider that.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24302,en.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Aug

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

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

Which Course Expo

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 31 Aug

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

When the school holidays are over, then the educational and job expos are also back and the Which Course Expo is the first.

On Sat and Sun this exhibition of further education takes place in the RDS. Lots of course and training providers and colleges will exhibit and there is also a Careers Clinic and Seminar Area and a free goodie bag if you make it to the RDS.
Admission is free and the venue in the RDS is the Serpentine Hall.

www.whichcourse.ie

Yoga in Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Aug

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/

ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Aug

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current Science Gallery exhibition “ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems” will run from 12 July-29 Sept and is really interesting. Admission is free.

The exhibition is all about Illusions and it is a “perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists.”

More than 20 installations will deceive your eyes (and ears) and will show you that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality. You will find impressive and amazing things, but nothing will be boring! The exhibition is suitable for all ages, so bring your children or – if you don’t have any – just bring yourself.

I have seen nearly every Science Gallery exhibition and I would say this is definitely one of the best.

ILLUSION was curated by psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman, and was researched by deception artist Paul Gleeson and a large group of mediators are available in the gallery to explain all the things that you see (or hear) to you.

Have a look at the website below to see an outline on what is on show. I strongly recommend that you see the show and tell me afterwards what you thought about it: dublineventguide@gmail.com (During the week (Tues-Fri) the exhibition is open until 20:00 and from 12:00 and on Sat+Sun; 12:00-18:00).

www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour

12:00, Sat 31 Aug

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

The next Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour will take place on Sat. A few weeks ago it pointed out that the event is free. That reference is not in the text anymore this time. I only stress that because before the summer there was some unrest over some charges that were brought in and people felt they weren’t sufficiently forewarned.

The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience

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

Archive at Lunchtime – August – IFI

13:00, Sat 31 Aug

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 the summer months. The times vary a little from day to day (for the double bill on Saturdays 12:45), so make sure that you check the link below for the relevant day.

The daily programmes are
01+04+06+08+12+14+16+18+20+22+26+28+30 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free/
02+05+07+09+11+13+15+19+21+23+25+27+29 Aug: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free/
03+10+17+24+31 Aug: Saturday Double Bill www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free/

www.ifi.ie/

Lunchtime Reading – Niamh Boyce & Janet E. Cameron

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 31 Aug

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

Authors Niamh Boyce & Janet E. Cameron read from their works and talk about the challenges facing new writers, in particular how to promote your own work.

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

Pygmalion – Re-enactment

13:00 – 14:00, Sat 31 Aug

Dublin Writers Museum, 18 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

The Ranelagh Players will re-enact Goerge Bernard Shaw’s most popular play “Pygmalion” in the Dublin Writers Museum. Admission is free.

Chester Beatty – Arabic Tour

14:00, Sat 31 Aug

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

For all Arabic Speakers of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) … and I know there are a few: An Arabic language tour is taking place in the Chester Beatty Library on Saturday. Guide is Karma Shawa.

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

Granby Park – Children’s Day

14:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Aug

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

A children’s day will take place at Granby Park. There will definitely be face painting, circus performances, fancy dress, fun and games and maybe even more things. Check it out with your kids! Admission is free.

www.granbypark.com/events/kids-day-at-granby-park/

Guitar Heaven – Gigs

16:00, Sat 31 Aug

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Three different guitar acts, including bluegrass and “The Aqualights” will perform all evening in the Beerhouse in Capel Street. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/beerhousedublin

American Football – Gathering Bowl

19:00, Sat 31 Aug

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

On Saturday 31 Aug, the Greendell Falcons from Canada and Bristol Academy Pride from the UK will come to Ireland to take part in the Gathering Bowl, an American Football Tournament. The game will take place in Tallaght Stadium and kick off will be 19:00.

Tickets are free and you can get them on www.eventbrite.ie/event/7620233323?ref=ebtn

www.thegatheringdublin.com/index.php/events/american-football

Cant Afford The Picnic? – Gig

19:00, Sat 31 Aug

Voodoo Lounge, 39 Arran Quay, Dublin 2

Remember the ad that coined “It does what it says on the tin!”? Well, the Voodoo Lounge event on Sat has a title that clearly explains as well what it is: “Cant Afford The Picnic? Well, Here’s a free Show!”

The line-up is C (Blissful Instrumental), We Know Jack (Alt Punk Rock), Able Archer (Straight up Rock), Abandcalledboy (Belfast Noise), All The Kings Ashes (Belfast Hardcore/Metalcore), Diablo DC.

Admission is free and more details and links to the bands are on the Event Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/161501320712404

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 31 Aug

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

Light it up Gold – Candle Lit Walk

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 31 Aug

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

In order to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer, a group of parents of children with cancer have set up an organisation called Light it Up Gold. In September, which is world childhood cancer awareness month, they are planning to light up significant and prominent buildings around Ireland. Buildings like the O2, the Convention Centre and The Mansion House are on board in Dublin and there are more buildings in other parts of Ireland.

The campaign will be launched with a candle lit walk from the Mansion House, around St Stephens Green and back to the Mansion House on Saturday from 19:30. The Dublin Gospel Choir will perform at Mansion House when the walk returns to Dawson Street. Participation is free. Bring a candle and join in!

www.facebook.com/events/387695368009002/

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 31 Aug

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 31 Aug

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

Brasserie 7 Jazz Club

21:30, Sat 31 Aug

1 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Brasserie 7 is a bright and spacious bar/restaurant on Capel Street, which now functions as a Jazz club every Saturday night. There will be piano jazz from 18:00 on their Grand piano, followed by a vocal jazz trio from 21:30. On Sat the Clare Finegan Trio will perform with Clare Finegan (Vocals), Frank Gogarty (Piano) and Charlie Foley (Double Bass). Admission is free.

www.brasserie7.com/

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Smithfield Horse Fair

09:00 – 13:30, Sun 01 Sep

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Horse Fair was a long standing institution where for many years at the first Sunday in every month, horse traders (mainly from the travelling community) came together to sell and buy horses. If I remember right, the fair is a right that is firmly written down. However, bad treatment of animals, anti-social behaviour and other problems (even a shooting) turned this horse market into a nightmare for Dublin City.

It seems they couldn’t stop it or make it illegal, but they were able to limit the market to twice per year and so the newly regulated Smithfield Horse Fair takes place on the first Sunday in March and in September.

To take the trading element out somewhat and to add another “softer” dynamic, music, storytelling and other entertainment was added.

The September Horse Fair is the second ever under the new rules and nobody knows yet if it will still be a horse market or maybe not anymore because the traders stay away and sell and buy their horses elsewhere.

The Entertainment will run from 10:30 until 13:30:

10:30 NC Lawlor Slide Guitarist
11:00+13:00 Story session
11:30+12:30+13:30 Whiskey your the Devil
12:00 Presentation of Trophies
13:30 Oisin Charms unicyclist/ escapologist

www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dublincity.ie%2FRECREATIONANDCULTURE%2FEVENTS%2FPages%2FSmithfieldHorseFair.aspx&ei=18UgUuOeCcKKhQfkgIHoAw&usg=AFQjCNFYo_jTWKlXijKmfrc-yj7DdVLlVw&sig2

Dublin Workout Movement

10:00, Sun 01 Sep

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Dublin Workout Movement, founded by Arty Klimkin, is inviting to an exercise event in St. Stephen’s Green on Sunday. Everytime the Dublin Workout Movement meets, one specific area/issue will be discussed and worked on. This time it is your spine and why it has to be mobile. There will be exercises and techniques shown and you will play some games and move your body.

You don’t have to be fit or a certain age, everybody is welcome and participation is completely free. Meet at 10:00 at the Grafton Street entrance of St. Stephen’s Green.

www.facebook.com/events/508797462540032/

Dun Laoghaire Area CoCo Markets

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Sep

Dun Laoghaire (various locations)

A various County Council organised markets take place in the Dun Laoghaire area every week. They are farmers’ & food markets but also showcase produce and works of local artists and artisans.

+ People’s Park Market, Dún Laoghaire: Sun 11:00-16:00
+ Marlay Park Market, Rathfarnham: Sat 10:00-16:00 & Sun 11;00-16:00
+ Cabinteely Park Market, Cabinteely: Sun 10:00-16:00

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Farmleigh House Food Market + Bandstand

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The next Farmleigh House Food & Farmers Market takes place on Sunday. You will find there food to eat or to bring home and cook at a later stage.

And from 14:00-16:00, Cold Comfort (blues, rock & roll and country) will perform on the bandstand.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24302,en.html

Granby Pop-up Park

10:00, Sun 01 Sep

Granby Park, Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 2

On a vacant site where a few years ago still social housing was standing, the voluntary arts collective, Upstart, has created a big urban Pop-up Park, called Granby Park. The park opened on Thursday and will be there until 22 Sept. During this time a whole range of events will take place in the park and nearly all of them will be free.

“Urban Park” usually means that you have to go a bit easy on your expectations regarding plants and greenery, but if you consider that work only started in July, you can imagine that the term “park” has to be interpreted a good bit wider. One thing is certain, though: It will be nicer than Wolf Tone Square, which Dublin City at times likes to call “Wolfe Tone Park”.

Granby Park will be open Mon-Fri from 08:00-19:00 and Sat&Sun from 10:00-19:00 and you are invited to visit it. Food & Drink will be sold on site, but alcohol is not permitted.

I strongly recommend that you check it out and I will also tell you about the upcoming events in the next few weeks.

www.granbypark.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Sep

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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:

01 Sept: Medieval Life – includes a visit to Ashtown Castle
08 Sept: Make a Wallet ( Bring along empty clean cartons)
15 Sept: Animals in the Phoenix Park Zoo.

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

1913 Bloody Sunday Commemoration

11:00, Sun 01 Sep

O’Connell Street. Dublin 1

Organized by the 1913 Lockout Centenary committee, the Dublin Council of Trade Unions and the North Inner City Folklore Project, the Bloody Sunday, a day on which many workers were injured due to police brutality during the 1913 Lockout, will be commemorated and re-enacted. If you want to be part of the re-enactment, look for the separate notice in this Dublin Event Guide that describes the clothing and the meeting points.

This is the schedule for the day:

11:00 Assembly at various locations for re-enactment participants
12:30 State Commemoration starts
13:30 Wreath laying ceremony at Larkin statue
14:00 Re-enactment of Bloody Sunday
15:00 Unveiling of plaque for those who died in Foley Street
15:30 Soup kitchen and fleadh in Foley Street

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/Events/Documents/1913.pdf

Expect that the “State Commemoration” element of the event will not be very interesting. The Re-enactment could be interesting if the organisers manage to get a good few hundred people to participate. If only a small amount of people participate, it could turn out quit disappointing. But you might only find out on the day.

www.1913lockout.ie

Family Fitness & Adventure Weekend – Farmleigh

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Farmleigh House is the venue for a Family Fitness & Adventure Weekend with Orienteering, Archery, Wall-Climbing, Mountain Biking, BMX, Zorbing, Family Games and more for all the family. Admission is free.

On Sunday up to 9 acts will be playing (A line-up MIGHT be announced here.)

Some more detailed information about the day is here: www.outdoorcommunity.ie/free-adventure-fun-weekend/

www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24302,en.html

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Sep

Long Mile Road, Dublin 12

There seem to be TWO weekly markets on Long Mile Road and both are very close to each other. One is behind Wigoders on Long Mile Road (across the road from Aldi). It hosts more than 50 stalls and there is also a Cafe on site. www.facebook.com/WigodersLongmileMarket And the other one is just on the other side of the road, next to Aldi. www.facebook.com/TheLongMileRdMarket

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Sep

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Sep

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

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

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Sep

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.

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

Which Course Expo

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Sep

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

When the school holidays are over, then the educational and job expos are also back and the Which Course Expo is the first.

On Sat and Sun this exhibition of further education takes place in the RDS. Lots of course and training providers and colleges will exhibit and there is also a Careers Clinic and Seminar Area and a free goodie bag if you make it to the RDS.
Admission is free and the venue in the RDS is the Serpentine Hall.

www.whichcourse.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Sep

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/

ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems – Science Gallery

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Sep

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The current Science Gallery exhibition “ILLUSION: Nothing is as it seems” will run from 12 July-29 Sept and is really interesting. Admission is free.

The exhibition is all about Illusions and it is a “perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists.”

More than 20 installations will deceive your eyes (and ears) and will show you that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality. You will find impressive and amazing things, but nothing will be boring! The exhibition is suitable for all ages, so bring your children or – if you don’t have any – just bring yourself.

I have seen nearly every Science Gallery exhibition and I would say this is definitely one of the best.

ILLUSION was curated by psychologist, author and magician Richard Wiseman, and was researched by deception artist Paul Gleeson and a large group of mediators are available in the gallery to explain all the things that you see (or hear) to you.

Have a look at the website below to see an outline on what is on show. I strongly recommend that you see the show and tell me afterwards what you thought about it: dublineventguide@gmail.com (During the week (Tues-Fri) the exhibition is open until 20:00 and from 12:00 and on Sat+Sun; 12:00-18:00).

www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Sep

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

The Portsmouth Sinfonia

12:00, Sun 01 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

This concert is presented in association with the exhibition “Lee Welch: Two exercises in awareness and observation”. The philosophy of the Portsmouth Sinfonia is that anybody can join; there is no basis of skill required. The only guiding rule of the orchestra is that the musicians should not be able to play the instrument they hold in their hands.

Interesting!!! I’d say that could be a horrible, surreal or amazing experience. Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/983-the-portsmouth-sinfonia-a-homage

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Sep

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/

Easy Origami for Kids

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 01 Sep

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

An easy origami session for children takes place in the Print Museum. Children will learn how to make a variety of simple origami pieces which they can then decorate. Suitable for ages 8-12. Admission is free, but numbers are limited and placeas are allocated on first come, first served basis)

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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

Architectural Tour of Charlemont House

15:00, Sun 01 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Public Tour “Architectural Tour of Charlemont House” will take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Guide is Ciaran Woods. Admission is free and no booking requird, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/978-public-tour-sept1st2013-architecture-charlemont

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Saucy Sundays – NOT THIS WEEK

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 01 Sep

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

Saucy Sundays is this week gone fishing. Well, not fishing (unless it rains in Stradbally), but they went to the Electric Picnic. So NO Suacy Sundays this week!

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

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

17:00, Sun 01 Sep

Trinity Bar, 46-49 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

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

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 01 Sep

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/

Latin Ireland

20:00 – 02:00, Sun 01 Sep

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/

Luna Unlaced – Play with surprises

20:00, Sun 01 Sep

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

Teatro Luna is America’s only Pan-Latina Theatre Company dedicated to creating a full season of original devised and single ­author work that honours Latina lives and showcases the talents of Latina/Hispana artists. Based in Chicago, Teatro Luna is an award-winning theatre company, which is coming fresh from an appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Teatro Luna are performing “Luna Unlaced – A Choose Your Own Adventure Play” in the Exchange on Sunday. At this performance you are given a chance to decide the show live from moment to moment with monologues, songs, scenes and poetry.

Teatro Luna have picked twenty of their favourite small plays from the past seven years, and the audience picks the twelve plays they want to see. The show is different every night, and the actors are as surprised as the audience. Anything can happen!

Sounds like an interesting show and it is free! Donations are much appreciated at the end.

www.facebook.com/teatrolunachicago

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

20:00 – 22:00, Sun 01 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen perform in Sweeney’s basement.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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 01 Sep

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 – NOT THIS WEEK!

21:45, Sun 01 Sep

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast has moved for this Sunday to the Electric Picnic, so there is NO Sunday Roast in the Mercantile this week.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 01 Sep

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 02 Sep

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Sep

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

1913 Tenement House Collapse – Commemoration

12:30, Mon 02 Sep

Glasnevin Museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

Om 02 Sept 1913 the tenement house at 66 Church Street collapsed and seven people died. The secen who died are buried on Glasnevin Cemetery and on Monday the Mayor of Dublin and Trade Union representatives will lay wreaths at their graves. The Dublin Fire Brigade band will provide the music.

I tried to find out if there is a charge for attending. I would be surprised if there was, but couldn’t get a definite statement from Glasnevin Trust, I think you can safely assume that it is free!

www.glasnevintrust.ie

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:00, Mon 02 Sep

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

After daily Archive at Lunchtime events in July and August, the schedule goes back to events on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition the programme will change more frequently, and if the IFI keep changing the website address, the links below might not always be correct. In that case, just go to www.ifi.ie and search for “Archive at Lunchtime”

Saturdays: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free-event/
Monday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free-event/
Wednesday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free-event/

www.ifi.ie/

First Monday Literary Reading

16:00 – 18:00, Mon 02 Sep

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 literature at the event or you can even request that someone else reads your favourite piece, if you don’t want to.

At the September meeting Louis MacNeice will be remembered with the “MacNeice Piece”, an extract from the one-man stage show ‘From Freddie to Louis’ by Howard Linnane. Dublin-born gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu willalso be discussed and Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech will be read.

www.facebook.com/CINECAFE.PictureShow

Jerusalem as Metropolis – Lecture

17:00, Mon 02 Sep

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

The Herzog Centre Public Lecture “Jerusalem as Metropolis” with Prof. Steve Mason (University of Aberdeen) will take place. For more information contact rodgersz@tcd.ie Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/26906.html

Water on Mars!? – Lecture

18:00 – 19:00, Mon 02 Sep

Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

A Lecture on Planetary Sciences, organised by the Geography Department of Trinity College Dublin will take place on Monday. The lecture is entitled “The Geological History of Water on an Earth-like Planet” and will be delivered by Professor Baker, University of Arizona. Admission is free, but booking via www.eventbrite.ie/event/7816694945 is required. And all details are here www.tcd.ie/Geography/assets/pdf/mb%20sept02%202013%20lecture.pdf

www.tcd.ie/Geography

Capoeira Workshop

19:00 – 20:00, Mon 02 Sep

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

A free Capoeira Workshop takes place.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 02 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 02 Sep

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Sep

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 02 Sep

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 02 Sep

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

Boo Box – Gig

23:00, Mon 02 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Boo Box (Funk Rock) with support from DJ Meow Cat plus guest will perform.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-monday-midnight-club/

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 03 Sep

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 on Tuesday now as well. 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 03 Sep

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

Challenges of Video Manipulation in YouTube

11:45, Tue 03 Sep

Printing House, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2

Organised by the Dept. of Electronic Engineering, the Guest Lecture “Challenges of Video Manipulation in YouTube” by Thierry Focu from YouTube, Google will take place.

YouTube is the largest video repository in the world and more than 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute.
The backbone is a high throughput ingest and distribution pipeline that relies heavily on efficient network infrastructure and video transcoding technology. Handling such large volumes of data with a guarantee of service to the consumer poses significant challenges to video compression, transcoding and editing. This talk exposes some of the technical solutions developed to enable YouTube reliability, in terms of video quality and throughput.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/27051.html

Create – Street Art Exhibition

17:00, Tue 03 Sep

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Create is part of Picture This! Dublin, a website that celebrates Dublin in pictures, and Create is inviting to a one-night Street Art Exhibition in 4 Dame Lane. Artists are Kathrina Rupit, Morgan Art, Danilo Quo Vadis, Kevin Bohan, Dmc, Solus Street Art, Adw Art. Hip Hop/Indie/Rap live band The Apartment Six Club will perform as well.

Admission is free, but there is limited space, so come early.

www.facebook.com/events/224475664369852/

English Language Lessons

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 03 Sep

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

You want to improve your English and are not a native English speaker? Here is a free ENglish class (American accent).

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Back Door Sessions

20:00, Tue 03 Sep

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 03 Sep

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/

Plateau Sessions

20:00, Tue 03 Sep

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions, an open mic night with special guests, will feature Chris O’Connell, Matthew O’Boyle and Ian James White and more this week.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/1722/

The Last Tycoons (open mic)

20:00, Tue 03 Sep

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 03 Sep

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/

Exchange Words – Scriptwriting Workshop

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Sep

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

The Grand Folk Club

21:00, Tue 03 Sep

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: Twin Headed Wolf (Contemporary / Folk) Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/the-grand-folk-club/2013-09-03/

White Chocolate

23:30, Tue 03 Sep

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

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

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Sep

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages and is therefore providing this help. Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee are free every first Wednesday as well.

In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays%202013.pdf

Phoenix Park – Guided Walks

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 04 Sep

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The guided walk ” A Walk through the Furry Glen with Andrew Deering” will take place on Wednesday. Meet at Farmleigh Reception. Admission is free.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Sep

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – September – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Sep

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

After daily Archive at Lunchtime events in July and August, the schedule goes back to events on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition the programme will change more frequently, and if the IFI keep changing the website address, the links below might not always be correct. In that case, just go to www.ifi.ie and search for “Archive at Lunchtime”

Saturdays: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-double-bill-free-event/
Monday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-1-free-event/
Wednesday: www.ifi.ie/film/archive-at-lunchtime-programme-2-free-event/

www.ifi.ie/

Lunchtime Talk – Phoenix Park

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 04 Sep

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Wednesday Lunchtime Talk “Historical talk on Brewery life – a description of working life at the brewery over the centuries” with Evelyn Roache (Guinness Archive) takes place and admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24681,en.html

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Sep

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

Dublin Fashion Festival – Wednesday Events

17:00 – 21:00, Wed 04 Sep

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Fashion Festival in association with Samsung, will run from 05-08 Sept in the City Centre. There will be daytime catwalk shows, fashion parades, a roaming beauty bus and tailored events in bars, restaurants and special venues.

A Pre-Festival Event is taking place on Wednesday:

+ Kilkenny Girls Night Out: The Kilkenny Shop in Nassau Street will host an event for the launch of the Dublin Fashion Week.

www.dff.ie/

I’ve Got Cancer – Anne Gildea – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 04 Sep

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

‘I’ve Got Cancer, What’s Your Excuse?’ by Anne Gildea from the Comedy Troup “The Nualas”, will be launched on the Gutter Bookshop. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 04 Sep

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 04 Sep

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 04 Sep

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 04 Sep

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.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 04 Sep

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 04 Sep

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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Scultpure in Context

09:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Sculpture in Context” is a brilliant idea and concept: It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition were beautiful sculptures from talented artists are perfectly integrated in the amazing Botanic Garden.

“The gardens are not only a botanical haven, and a quiet oasis on the outskirts of a modern European City; they also provide a challenging venue that gives the artist the rare opportunity of realising large-scale work. The sculptures will be displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House, and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the gallery above the Visitor Centre. On Saturdays throughout the exhibition, you will have a rare opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour throughout the exhibition. “

Admission is free. Thursday is the first day of this year’s exhibition, which will run until 18 October. I will mention the exhibition a few times, but not every day until October.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Dublin Fashion Festival – Thursday Events

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fashion Festival in association with Samsung, will run from 05-08 Sept in the City Centre. There will be daytime catwalk shows, fashion parades, a roaming beauty bus and tailored events in bars, restaurants and special venues.

The free events on Thursday are:

+ Pampering Bus – Hop on board of the DFF bus at Liffey Street (11:00-15:00) & Church Bar (15:00-18:00) for some VIP-style beauty treatments
+ Luas Fashion Show on board a Luas tram from 11:00-13:00 at Stephen’s Green Stop
+ Street Fashion Shows (20 min) – 11:45/12:45 at Henry Street/Liffey Street Junction
+ Street Fashion Shows (20 min) – 14:45/15:45 at Grafton Street/South King Street Junction
+ Irish Design Talk – Talk on Irish Design with Constance Harris, Barry McCall & Aisling Kilduff (13:00-14:00) at Lord’s Room, Bank of Ireland, College Green
+ Stylathon with Maria Kelly – 14:00-17:00 in the Ilac Centre

And there is a non-free event:
Mad Hatter Tea Party – Millinery Event with Lorna Weightman in the Church Bar, Mary Street. Tickets EUR 10 all proceeds will go to Bees for Battens (18:00-20:00)

www.dff.ie/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Sep

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday, free tours of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue take place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Sep

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 05 Sep

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 05 Sep

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

www.dublinfood.coop

Magic in the Chester Beatty Library – In Focus Tour

13:10, Thu 05 Sep

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Magic in the Chester Beatty Library” with Brian O’Neill will take place. Admission is free, no booking required, but only 15 places.

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

15 Steps to a Winning CV

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 05 Sep

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

The next Career Direction & Development Programme 2013 event at the Business Library is “15 Steps to a Winning CV”. Career coach Aoife Prendergast, from Slí Nua Careers, will provide useful tips of how to compile a winning CV for today’s market. Admission is free, but booking is recommended via (01) 873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Decanto, until it becomes necessary to forget – Performance

16:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Sep

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

A durational performance by visiting Brazilian artist Rubiane Maia will take place. It will be followed by a talk by the artist on the process behind her work. Admission is free and all are welcome. www.cargocollective.com/rubianemaia/Decanto-ate-quando-for-preciso-esquecer

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Spanish Film Screening

18:30, Thu 05 Sep

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

“Other voices / Unes Altres Veus” is a Spanish Documentary about Asperger’s Syndrome.

Ivan Ruiz, psychoanalyst and psychologist in Barcelona, will be at the Institute Cervantes Dublin to present his film Other Voices. A different outlook on autism. Being also an artist, photography and music are used in a unique way in the realisation of this film.

Interestingly, new research indicates that Asperger’s might NOT be a form of Austism, but that the brain connectivity is distinct between the two conditions. So there might be more to discuss after the film now than was originally expected.

Iván Ruiz will be available for a discussion after the film screening. The film is in Catalan and in Spanish and will have English subtitles. Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha88785_16_2.htm

The Cream of the Milk – Launch

18:30, Thu 05 Sep

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

The launch of “The Cream of the Milk”, an illustrated broadsheet celebrating women from Irish History and Mythology, will take place in the Writer’s Centre. It is written in verse form by Pauline Hall and illustrated by Alan Nolan.

It is not clearly stated if admission is free, so you might want to check.

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

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Sep

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

Capoeira Workshop

20:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Sep

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

A Capoeira Workshop with Robson Jamaica takes place. Admission is free.

www.exchangedublin.ie/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Sep

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

LOQ Hip Hop & Poetry

20:00, Thu 05 Sep

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

LOQ is a monthly spoken word, hip-hop & poetry nigh on the first Tuesday of every month in the basement of Sweeney’s Mongrel. Kicking off with poetry and spoken word and working up to a hip hop crescendo before opening the floor to anyone brave enough to give it a go.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Trinity Bar & Venue – Live Music

20:00, Thu 05 Sep

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 05 Sep

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.

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 05 Sep

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 05 Sep

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 05 Sep

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

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 05 Sep

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing. Until the end of August, that Thursday Session is part of the Steeple Sessions programme (www.steeplesessions.com )

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Zebra Club: Go Wolf & My Tribe Your Tribe

22:30, Thu 05 Sep

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Zebra Club with performances from Go Wolf and My Tribe Your Tribe will take place. Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-go-wolf-my-tribe-your-tribe/

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Scultpure in Context

09:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Sep

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Sculpture in Context” is a brilliant idea and concept: It is Ireland’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition were beautiful sculptures from talented artists are perfectly integrated in the amazing Botanic Garden.

“The gardens are not only a botanical haven, and a quiet oasis on the outskirts of a modern European City; they also provide a challenging venue that gives the artist the rare opportunity of realising large-scale work. The sculptures will be displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House, and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the gallery above the Visitor Centre. On Saturdays throughout the exhibition, you will have a rare opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour throughout the exhibition. “

Admission is free. I will mention the exhibition, which will run until 18 October, a few times, but not every day until October.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

The Vikings are back!?

10:00, Fri 06 Sep

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Some might wonder if the Vikings are back when on Friday 4,000 Swedes are expected in Temple Bar ahead of the Ireland vs Sweden football World Cup qualifier. Swedish Sports Travel Group, LA Travel and The Temple Bar company are setting up a fan zone throughout the streets of Temple Bar to entertain them ahead of the match.

It will include an art and craft market, live performances by Swedish guitar duo George Németh and Christoffer Sjögren, while DJ Staffan Gustafsson will be playing popular Swedish tunes, and there will be a live interview with Swedish Football legend Glenn Hysén, former football manager and player with leading Dutch, Italian and English clubs including Liverpool FC.

Admission is free to all these outdoor events.

Dublin Fashion Festival – Friday Events

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Sep

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Fashion Festival in association with Samsung, will run from 05-08 Sept in the City Centre. There will be daytime catwalk shows, fashion parades, a roaming beauty bus and tailored events in bars, restaurants and special venues.

The free events on Friday are:

+ Pampering Bus – Hop on board of the DFF bus at Liffey Street (11:00-15:00) & Sth William Street (15:00-20:00) for some VIP-style beauty treatments
+ Luas Fashion Show on board a Luas tram from 11:00-13:00 at Stephen’s Green Stop
+ Street Fashion Shows (20 min) – 11:45/12:45 at Grafton Street/South King Street Junction
+ Street Fashion Shows (20 min) – 12:45/15:45 at Henry Street/Liffey Street Junction
+ Stylathon with Maria Kelly – 14:00-17:00 in the Ilac Centre
+ Creative Quarter Fashion Show on the Steps of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre from 19:00-21:00

www.dff.ie/

Jobs Expo

11:00 – 16:00, Fri 06 Sep

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

On Fri 06 and Sat 07 Sept the next Jobs Expo will take place in Croke Park. The organisers have announced that more than 500 jobs are on offer from KBC Bank, VM Ware, HiberniaEvros, Morgan McKinley and others. Admission is free.

And if you can’t make it this week, then on the following Saturday (14 Sept) Career Zoo takes place in the Convention Centre.

www.jobsexpo.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Sep

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 06 Sep

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

Greek and European Folk Dance

19:00 – 20:30, Fri 06 Sep

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 06 Sep

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 06 Sep

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 06 Sep

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 06 Sep

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

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

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Events Coming Up

Leinster House to open its doors for Culture Night

Fri 20 Sept

Leinster House

This is a VERY early advance notive, I know. A whole month until Culture Night takes place, but you wouldn’t believe how popular the Leinster House tours are. I got an early heads up and I will quickly pass it on to you so that you have a chance to book your place on the tour. I did the Leinster House (that’s the building where the Irish Parliament is in) last year and it is extremely interesting.

So, if you want to look behind the curtains of political power at a tour, don’t delay and book as soon as possible!

Tours are free, but ticketed and due to high demand there is a limit of four tickets per person. If you want to reserve tickets call 1890 252 808 or better (and cheaper) go to www.oireachtasevents.ie to book.

Jane Austen Evening – Farmleigh House

03 Oct 2013

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park

The Jane Austen Society of Ireland, in association with the OPW, presents an evening celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the publication of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in Farmleigh House, with author Sophia Hillan discussing Jane Austen and her Irish connections. Enjoy some live music from the Regency period at a wine reception and delight in readings from some of Austen’s most famous novels.

This is a ticketed event, but tickets are free for the lucky people who win the random lottery. To enter and have a chance to win the tickets you need to send a mail to linda.moran@opw.ie with the subject “An evening with Jane Austen”. Instructions and further information can be found here: www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,24909,en.html

I know, 03 Oct is far far away, but get your name in the hat early, then you won’t forget it!

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07 + 28 Sept – 11:00

The next guided free walks by the Dublin Mountain Partnership are taking place on 07+28 Sept. The walks are easy to strenous and have different requirements. Check the website and also check the pre-registration requirement. www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

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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. ;-)

Too many wreaths?

I could write a lot more about the 1913 Lockout Commemoration and the Tennement House Collapse Commemoration that I don’t fully get, but I think I will leave that. Maybe one day, someone can explain to me, why this is such a BIG celebration or commemoration.

It was a historic event and maybe or possibly it was a very influential historic event, at least if you listen to the Trade Unions. But there are LOTS and LOTS of historic events that might also or even more have had an influence on the now. Are we maybe over-doing the commemoration of sombre and sad events?

The State Commemoration on Sunday in O’Connell Street is similar to the State Commemoration at Easter for the Easter Rising. It is all very very formal and more wreaths than thinking about the positive achievements these tough times and events created.

In 3 years, when the Easter Rising Commemoration will take place at the 100th anniversary, it could easily be that we have soldiers marching down O’Connell Street, the president laying a wreath and the gravity of the event making any laughter ill-placed.

I would celebrate the Easter Rising differently! I would have a big street party for children and adults in O’Connell Street, a carnival, a celebration. Because if we assume that the 1916 Easter Rising had such a big impact on Irish history, then we should thank the people that were passionate about their cause by celebrating them, not mourning them.

Maybe it is me who is odd! But let me put it like that: When I am buried, I would rather have people celebrating that they met me than mourning that I am gone. So, who is for a 1916 Easter Rising celebration!?

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Electric Picinic or no Electric Picnic shouldn’t influence if you have a good weekend. There are less events this week, but still plenty of them to go out and enjoy Dublin. ;-)

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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