Dublin Event Guide 332: Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin Flea Market, Halloween, Dublin Marathon

October 26th, 2013
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 332 | 25 October 2013

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Hi all!

The coming weekend and week is dominated by Halloween! Ghosts and Draculas and “blood” everywhere. The Bram Stoker Festival comes with lots of interesting events and the interest is so huge that most of them have been booked out for long. But before we come to Halloween we will enjoy a 3-day weekend first. (Don’t forget to change your clocks on Saturday night. Enjoy that extra hour sleep. The clock will go one hour BACK.) This is the last bank holiday before Christmas so make the most of it. And if there are any marathon runners among the Dublin Event Guide readers: We are all behind you! Not to chase you, but to support you! ;-)

Thanks again for your donations last week. Every donation is very important and I am grateful for every single donor to reach in his/her pocket and help out. I need approximately 14 donations of EUR 12 per month. That is about 2.5 donations per week. If everybody was prepared to help, we would only need a bit more than ONE Euro from each person PER YEAR! And there would even be money left over to do some improvements! But that will remain a dream. I think.

Here the usual reminders! Thanks for reading:

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Have a great weekend + week!

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-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!

This week I have a Feel Good video for you. If you need some motivation, this is for you!! It is a (well-done) mash-up of a number of speeches and it should help! The pictures/film scenes are not so relevant, but pay attention to the words and maybe watch it a second and third time: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jwWYX7Jlo

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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 would suggest to start with the Vampire Hunt, a treasure hunt through a different type of Dublin. The Bram Stoker Festival comes with a number of free events despite the fact that many of the really good events are long booked out. If you have children and you didn’t get the wristband for the Huanted Forest in Marley Park, today is the very last chance for that. (Check the details in the Upcoming Events section).

The Ideal Homes Exhibition is also an option on Saturday and you will find me there, at least for a short while. For beer enthusiasts, the Homebrew Festival in the Bernard Shaw is a definite MUST.

On Sunday the Dublin Flea Market takes place again. For kids there are a number of Halloween related events and at 18:00 the Raise your Spirits parade. For the grown ups the Workman’s Club Oktober Bank Holiday Monday event is looking good.

On Monday, the Marathon monopolises everything. ;-) Go on, cheer the 14,000 runners on and afterwards you can claim that you were part of it. ;-)

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Competitions

Quarteto Olinda – Ticket Competition

Sun 03 Nov – 17:00-00:00
Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1

The Quarteto Olinda from the Pernambuco region in Brazil are following the long tradition of musicians blending regional styles with modern approaches. Their musical style – forró de rabeca – was created in the sugarcane-growing rural areas around the city of Recife. It is led by the sound of “rabeca” – the Brazilian folk fiddle – and the drumbeat of Zabumba.
Their fiery weekly residency in the historic city of Olinda trained them to perform long, hectic sets and sed uced so many music fans worldwide that some Dubliners, having lost their minds at one of those crazy forró nights, decided to bring them over.

The night in the Grand Social will take you on a trip around Pernambuco, filled with music, cinema and food. Some information about the band is here www.quartetoolinda.com/ and the Facebook Event Page can be found here www.facebook.com/events/215191088647767/

Admission to the event is EUR 8 and tickets will be available at the door.

However, one Dublin Event Guide reader (pus a friend) will be so lucky to get in for free. If you want to win a pair of tickets for this unique night, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with OLINDA in the subject of the mail and your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Wed 30 October.

www.facebook.com/events/215191088647767/

After Worky Boogie Woogie Club – Ticket Competition

Wed 06 Nov – 19:00
Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

The After Worky Boogie Woogie Club is a place where you can come for an hour after a hard days work to boogie your backside off, let loose and have fun. There’s no rules, no moves to follow…just your own. Very good tunes and the space to dance as crazy as you want. Tickets are EUR 5 and are available at the door, and as an introductory offer for this first Boogie Woogie Club, you can bring a friend for free if you pay the full admission charge.

And two Dublin Event Guide readers will get in for free together with a friend: I have two pairs of tickets available for a competition and to enter you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail,com. Put WOOGIE in the subject line and put your full name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me at 13:00 on Mon 04 Nov.

Find all details here www.facebook.com/events/614428171933976/

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

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) focuses on free events, but we all fully understand that not everything can be free in life and if you run a non-free event (or sell a cool product), I am sure it would help you if you could let the 17,000+ Dublin Event Guide readers know about your event or product. If you can make a few tickets (product samples) available for the Dublin Event Guide readers, I can help you and promote your event (product) in the context of a competition. Cost to you? In most cases not a cent! Just contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the details. It is all very simple! ;-)

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But I understand that giving a donation is not everybody’s thing. I can assure you that it will only be used to cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide, but wouldn’t it be even neater if you could give money without having to use your own?

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Anne Frank & You – An exhibition

“Anne Frank & You” is an exhibition based on ‘The Diary of A Young Girl’. It will run from 23 Oct – 11 December in the Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 and will be open during library opening hours. Admission is free.

The exhibition tells the story of a young Jewish girl and her family hiding in occupied Amsterdam during World War II. Starting from Anne Frank’s writings and experiences, the exhibition is a journey of self exploration for the visitor. Themes that Anne wrote about in her diary, such as racial hatred, war and conflict and the value of democracy and freedom, are presented in an up to date and contemporary fashion, along with filmed interviews with young people discussing their own views, concerns and hopes for the future.

At the heart of the exhibition is an almost life size replica of Anne’s bedroom in the secret annexe. There is also an accompanying film called “The Short Life of Anne Frank” and an opportunity to sign the world famous Anne Frank Declaration.

This exhibition is free and is suitable for adults and children from 6th class and up.

Openening hours are: Mon-Thurs 14:30-20:00, Fri 14:30-17:00, Sat 10:00-17:00. Closed Bank Holiday 26-28 October 2013

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/Anne_Frank_exhib.aspx

Bram Stoker Festival

The Bram Stoker Festival takes place this week. Lots of events (32!) are on the events list, but a good few required pre-registration (that’s why I mentioned the event in the upcoming events last week) and are booked out and a few others are not free. The ones that are free and are still available are listed in this Dublin Event Guide.

A really interesting event is taking place at Dublin Castle. “Dracula’s Fire Garden” would probably appeal to nearly every child in Ireland, but it is long booked out. The website is here www.bramstokerfestival.com/events/ and you can find all events there.
If you like Treasure Hunts, check the Vampire Hunt out on Saturday. Bring friends (or family) and explore Dublin’s ghostly side. The treasure hunt is very much suitable for children as well!

Ryanair Customer SERVICE?

In a surprising move towards at least a token Customer SERVICE, Ryanair has launched a webform where customers can tell Michael O’Leary their customer service suggestions. The funny thing is that Ryanair seemingly said that “this new webform is the latest in a series of initiatives by Ryanair to further improve its industry leading customer service”. Are they serious? Industry leading customer service? I guess it is all a question of perspective, if you are the very last and you look “the wrong way”, the last could appear to be the leader. Either that or clear delusion!

Update: Unbelievable things are happening! Maybe pigs CAN fly!? Ryanair has announced today a whole range of customer service improvements: www.rte.ie/news/2013/1025/482625-ryanair/ Is Michael O’Leary going soft? Not at all! I’d say they realise that bad service does indeed impact the image and therefore the financial results. Less arrogance! And that is a good thing.

Saorview users need to act

If you are one of the 600,000 Saorview users (Saorview is a free terrestrial digital TV service in Ireland) you will have to take action and re-tune your Saorview box. The background is provided in this Irish Times article. And the instructions are provided in PDF on the Saorview website.

WORSCHT – A WORLD OF GOURMET SAUSAGES

A delicious meal in a sausage! Try Worscht’s tasty, fresh, REAL sausages made all from natural ingredients in-house, by Oliver, the Chief Worschtler. Peking Duck Sausage, Chipotle Pork & Chicken, Thai Red Curry Chicken & Pork are just some of the amazing choices.

Worscht has just recently opened in George’s Street Arcade and you HAVE to try the gourmet sausages! (Open: Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00 apart from Thursdays: 10:00-20:00, Sun 12:00-18:00)
www.facebook.com/worscht.world and www.worscht-world.com

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.

Life and Death – The Temple

Thurs 24 Oct – Sun 03 Nov (daily: 12:00-19:00)

Centre for Creative Practices 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Life and Death – The Temple” by Irish artist and photographer Peter Gordon, tells the story of one of the world’s largest and most unique festivals, Burning Man, which takes place in the heart of the Black Rock desert in Nevada every August. Peter’s collection consists of 70 powerful shots which capture the essence of the festival; focusing in particular on the building and burning of the temple which was designed and built by Irish man Diarmaid Horkan. www.explorelight.com/ Admission is free.

Absolut Originality

31 Oct – 02 Nov

Mabos Art Space, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2

ABSOLUT vodka is hosting an interactive exhibition that features four designers across film, fashion, illustration and light projection in Mabos. Each artist has created a piece of work that will be fused with the others to create an expression of original creativity in an interactive exhibition inspired by, and to officially launch, the 2013 limited edition bottle Absolut Originality.

It will feature work from fashion – Danielle Romeril; film – Jamie Delaney; illustration/typography – Chrissie Abbott and 3D light projection mapping – Brian Kenny. Visitors can ‘add their own drop of Originality’ as they are given the role of creator. Using a combination of motion tracking and projection mapping visitors can remix and remodel the work of the designers using nothing more than hand gestures in thin air. In exploring the patterns and textures projection mapped onto a unique garment by Danielle Romeril, each person will create something original.

www.absolutoriginality.ie/

Children’s Halloween Artwork Exhibition

25 Oct – 03 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

At the Children’s Halloween Artwork Exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery, a selection of children’s Halloween artwork submitted by primary schools will be shown. View their their ghoulish and colourful creations from Fri 25 Oct-Sun 03 Nov. (Opening Hours: Sun 11:00-17:00, Monday: closed, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10:00-18:00, Fri+Sat: 10:00-17:00)

www.bramstokerfestival.com/childrens-halloween-artwork-exhibition-hugh-lane-gallery/

Cusp – Leah Hewson

17-31 Oct (Tues-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 12:00-18:00)

Picture Rooms, 12 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Leah Hewson is a young artist in Dublin and “Cusp” will be her 2nd solo exhibition. Her work deals with the power of the imagination and how important it is preserving it. The figure is the primary component in Leah’s work and in Cusp, she places her lead character in different environments, building surreal and playful worlds in mixed media.

Admission is free.
The Opening Reception takes place on Thurs 17 Oct (18:00-21:00) with Jim Fitzpatrick.
www.leahhewson.wordpress.com

Workers Cafe – Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

11 Oct – 02 Nov

Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

A pop up cafe and daily artist-led workshops at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios will be created.

The Workers Café transforms the Gallery at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios into a pop up cafe and social space for discussion, learning, sharing skills and food. The project also provides an opportunity for artists to earn money in ways which relate to their artistic practices. Daily 15:00 workshops and participatory events are open to the everybody and either cost EUR 5 to attend or are free of charge. All details are on www.templebargallery.com

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 26 Oct

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/

Mission Higgs – CERN exhibition at UCD

08:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

Science Centre (Bldg 67), UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD Centre for Science is hosting the CERN travelling exhibition “Mission Higgs” as part of the month-long celebrations for the opening of the this new science building.

The discovery of the Higgs boson last year was one of mankind’s most important scientific achievement both in terms of our understanding of the universe, and the worldwide theoretical, experimental, and political collaboration that made it happen. CERN provides extensive outreach on its activities, through their web, museums in Geneva, tours of its facilities and the travelling exhibition. The exhibition presents an overview of CERN and its flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), through a combination of large graphic panels, on-screen displays and videos.

The exhibition was meant to run from 09-28 Oct, but has been extended slightly. Admission is free. The remaining days are:

Sat 26 Oct: 08:00-18:00 (Only one guided tour at 13:30)
Tues 29 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Wed 30 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Thurs 31 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Fri 01 Nov 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)

www.ucd.ie/physics/missionhiggs/

No DART or train from Connolly to Malahide

08:00, Sat 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

If you want to go to Malahide, Howth or to the North (Dundalk, Drogheda, Belfast), check out the Irish Rail notice about DART and Irish Rail services over this Bank Holiday weekend.

There will be no services between Pearse and Howth/Malahide. Dublin Bus will accept tickets to and from areas served by northside DART stations. Drogheda and Dundalk services will operate to and from Malahide Station. Bus transfers will operate between Malahide and Connolly/Pearse stations. Connolly to Belfast services will be bus transfers from Connolly to Drogheda, and by train from Drogheda to Belfast and vice versa.

www.irishrail.ie/cat_news.jsp?i=4932&p=116&n=237

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Oct

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Dublin Marathon Expo

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Dublin Marathon Expo takes place on Saturday and Sunday. It is a fair in the RDS where you can buy running products (clothing, shoes, food supplements, etc.). The Expo is also the event EVERY Marathon runner has to go to to collect the race number and to complete the registration process. Admission is free.

www.dublinmarathonexpo.com/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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

Vampire Hunt – Bram Stoker Festival Trail

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 26 Oct

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dublin holds many spooky secrets and other terrifying tales. Make your way through the streets of Dublin visiting some of its history-laden buildings, cultural treasures and venues to uncover these secrets and perhaps even discover a little more than you bargained for. Beat the clock to be the fastest team to complete the hunt or be voted the best costume and you will win cool prizes.

With chilling team tasks, bloodcurdling surprises and lots of fun you don’t want to miss the Vampire Hunt. A special mini hunt is available to families with vampires in training. Get your Halloween costume ready and dare to take part!!

4 people per team. One venue on the Vampire Hunt has an alcohol licence & participants who are over 18 will receive an alcoholic beverage. (This venue is not part of the mini Vampire Hunt)

You can register from 10:00-13:00 and have to be back by 17:00. It will take about 1 hour 20 minutes to complete the mini Vampire Hunt and 1 hour 40 minutes to complete the full Vampire Hunt. Participation is free.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/vampire-hunt/

VamPortraits – Bram Stoker Festival

10:00 – 15:00, Sat 26 Oct

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Have you ever wanted to be a vampire? This is your chance! A costumed photographer and his spooky assistant will take to the flesh filled streets on Friday and Saturday to transform you from human to horror. Your portrait will be emailed to you later that day and will also be screened in Meeting House Square before and after evening film screenings over the Festival weekend.

The photographer will be in Temple Bar & Dame District. Portraits will be taken between 10.00–15.00 and screened from 18.00 in Meeting House Square.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/vamportraits-presented-by-the-gallery-of-photography/

Ideal Homes Show

10:30 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

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

The Autumn Ideal Homes Show takes place from 25-28 October in the RDS.

It is Ireland’s largest exhibition for home owners, where you can find everything from furniture to attic extensions and outdoor Jacuzzis. But there are also lots of stands that sell tools, kitchen helper devices, even creams and cheeses.

The Ideal Homes Show takes place twice a year and admission is free on Friday and Saturday if you bring the printed out ticket that you find here. There is an admission charge on Sunday and Monday, but with the same printed ticket you get a 2-for-1 discount.

www.idealhome.ie/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 26 Oct

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/

District54 Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The District54 Market is part of the Beatyard Festival. Some of the stalls are by Elastic Witch Record (record store), Revolver Project (vintage clothing), Super Hoshi (retro games & consoles), Boxcutter (hairdresser) amd more.

Admission is free

the-beatyard.com/events/district54-market-mother-djs

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 26 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Learn about the lives of women accused of witchcraft in the Middle Ages. Make your own witch-craft to take home with you. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Drop-in Activity for Ages 6+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 26 Oct

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

Grow your own….. – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition (25 Oct – 19 Jan) is called GROW YOUR OWN…. and is exploring synthetic biology and life after nature. How does the future of designed and artificially enhanced life look like? What possibilities are there.

This exhibition is very different from the previous ILLUSION exhibition. GROW YOUR OWN is a lot more scientific and very futuristic. Maybe you could call it “science and art fiction”? The exhibition is full of interesting ideas and concepts, but also contains eye-brow raising stuff like human cheese and self-diagnosing excr ement. Younger children will be lost in it, so it is more suitable for a slightly older audience (16+) in comparison to the previous exhibition.

I was at the Science Gallery for the media preview and the launch event (for all Science Gallery members) and I found it so interesting that I will be back again. As with all Science Gallery exhibitions, I definitely recommend visiting it, but this time you have to bring a bit more time to comprehend all 21 exhibits and you need to bring your curiosity for science. It is worth it, though! The great (and unique) thing about the Science Gallery is that there are always mediators there, helpers that explain every exhibit in simple terms.

The exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday. (Weekdays: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun: 12:00-18:00) Admission is free.

www.sciencegallery.com/growyourown

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

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/

Halloween on the Streets

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

On South King Street (near the Gaiety Theatre) and on Barnardo Square (next to City Hall) Halloween-themed music and theatre performances will take place on Sat and Sun. 12:00-16:00 at South King Street and 14:00-18:00 on Barnardo Square).

All details are on the website below.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/spine-chilling-sights-sounds-in-the-city/

Homebrew Beer Festival

12:00, Sat 26 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Homebrew Beer Festival (part of the Beatyard Festival) will feature 15 homebrewers from the National Homebrew Club, who have brewed award winning beers. The brewers will be available to answer questions about homebrewing or about their beers.

Admission to the event is free and samples of homebrew are free.

the-beatyard.com/events/homebrew-beer-festival

Kimberley Walsh – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 26 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Kimberley Walsh will be in Eason’s in O’Connell Street for a book signing. Admission is free.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx#October

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 26 Oct

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Sam Maguire Cup in Dundrum

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 26 Oct

Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin

The Sam Maguire Cup and the members of the Dublin team who won the cup at the All Ireland Championship will be in the Louis Copeland shop on Lvel 1 in the Dundrum Town Centre. Admission is free.

www.dundrum.ie/events/help-louis-copeland-congratulate-the-all-ireland-champions/

Suzanne Jackson – Book Signing

13:00, Sat 26 Oct

Eason, Pavillion Shopping Centre, Sword, Co. Dublin

Suzanne Jackson will be in Eason’s in Sword for a book signing.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx#October

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 26 Oct

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

Evolve Art Jam

14:00, Sat 26 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The 3rd Evolve Art Jam takes place at the Bernard Shaw. 18 artists tackle the huge wall space at the front and back of the Bernard Shaw and will show you their type of art.

Admission is free.

the-beatyard.com/events/evolve-art-jam-3

Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors

14:00, Sat 26 Oct

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

The 4th Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors takes place throughout November and starts this weekend. The Festival celebrates the Gothic horror genre in literature, film, theatre and other art forms, placing a special focus on the literary works of Charles Maturin, Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker and other Dublin-born authors writing in the horror genre.

On Sat 26 Oct there will be a literary reading of a short story by Sheridan LeFanu, a leading writer in the Gothic literary genre, at around 14:00 (exact time tbc) in the Exchange Arts Centre in Temple Bar.(Check the Facebook Page for an update.)

Facebook Page (below) and the website here dublinshalloweenfestivalofgothichorrors.ie/ are being updated at the moment and you soon should be able to find all the events that take place over the next four weeks, but check back regularly for changes and additions.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest

Same-gender relationships in Ireland – Talk

14:00, Sat 26 Oct

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“What next for same-gender couples?” is a public lecture by Judge Catherine McGuinness (a patron of Changing Attitude Ireland) to mark the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of same-gender relationships in the Republic of Ireland.

Admission is free.

(By the way, I know that “the term “same-gender” is unusual in this context. The original event notice used the term “same-seks” (with a “x” instead of a “ks”), but unfortunately Spam filters are not very tolerant, so I was forced to change the term. Apologies!)

www.changingattitudeireland.org/

Hope For Ireland

18:00 – 21:00, Sat 26 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Hope for Ireland is a vision of a Pastor Aaron Bagwell and is made up of a group of pastors from all over Ireland. Hope For Ireland is an event that will begin on 20 October to reach the city of Dublin and surrounding areas. The organisers say: “We are striving to bring hope to hopelessness through humanitarian efforts, food aid, clothes, and more.”

On three evenings (Thurs 24, Fri 25 and Sat 26) a celebration of Hope takes place in the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) Hall 7. The event is free and open to everyone. There will be: “Live Music, Exciting Atmosphere, Messages and presentations of Hope”

Pre-booking is not required.

www.hopeforireland.org/

Eglo Records Live Band

19:00, Sat 26 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Eglo Records Live Band featuring Fatima will perform in the Bernard Sahw from 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1415688065315734/

Raise your spirits – Bram Stoker Festival

19:00 – 01:00, Sat 26 Oct

Dame District, Dublin 2

The Dame District (roughly between Sth Great George’s Street and South William Street) will host over 30 events over the weekend in 10 venues in the context of “Raise Your Spirits”, a cross-cultured free event celebrating everything festive about Halloween. Everything from fortune tellers, live music, zombie dress up zone, historic ghost tours, wax museum characters, cabaret and burlesque.

Sounds all really good, but unfortunately the people from “Raise your Spirit” didn’t seem to tell us what the 30 events are. I wasn’t able to find a straight forward list. Maybe it was just me not looking properly?

The 20 participating venues are: Bankers, 4 Dame Lane, Sweeneys, The Stags Head, The Mercantile, The Dame Tavern, Odessa, The Globe, Exchequer, Sam’s Barbers.

On Sunday a parade is planned and allegedly lots of people have registered for it via www.facebook.com/raiseyourspiritsfestival but it seems that for this event also details are sparse. Maybe you need to register first before you get the details?

www.bramstokerfestival.com/raise-your-spirits/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 26 Oct

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

Dracula In The Cathedral – Bram Stoker Festival

19:30, Sat 26 Oct

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

An atmospheric evening of gothic readings and music by candlelight with actors Gerard Lee, Michael James Ford and exciting choral group, Crux Ensemble. This is an impressive show, mixing the words of Bram Stoker with some fitting music all set in the gothic surrounds of St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Admission is free and access is granted on a first come first served basis.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/dracula-in-the-cathedral/

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 26 Oct

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

Brasserie 7 Jazz Club

21:00, Sat 26 Oct

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. The Clare Finegan Duo will perform on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.brasserie7.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 26 Oct

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

Daria / Glimmermen – Gig

22:30, Sat 26 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Daria and Glimmermen witl perform in the Midnight Hour slot in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-daria-glimmermen/

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Summertime –> Wintertime

07:00, Sun 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Did you change the clocks last night? The time went back by one hour now that we are on Wintertime again. Don’t forget to change otherwise you get all event starting times wrong. ;-)

No DART or train from Connolly to Malahide

08:00, Sun 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

If you want to go to Malahide, Howth or to the North (Dundalk, Drogheda, Belfast), check out the Irish Rail notice about DART and Irish Rail services over this Bank Holiday weekend.

There will be no services between Pearse and Howth/Malahide. Dublin Bus will accept tickets to and from areas served by northside DART stations. Drogheda and Dundalk services will operate to and from Malahide Station. Bus transfers will operate between Malahide and Connolly/Pearse stations. Connolly to Belfast services will be bus transfers from Connolly to Drogheda, and by train from Drogheda to Belfast and vice versa.

www.irishrail.ie/cat_news.jsp?i=4932&p=116&n=237

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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:
27 Oct: Medieval Life – includes a visit to Ashtown Castle
03 Nov: Medieval Life – includes a visit to Ashtown Castle

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

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Oct

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

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

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

Dublin Marathon Expo

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Dublin Marathon Expo takes place on Saturday and Sunday. It is a fair in the RDS where you can buy running products (clothing, shoes, food supplements, etc.). The Expo is also the event EVERY Marathon runner has to go to to collect the race number and to complete the registration process. Admission is free.

www.dublinmarathonexpo.com/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Oct

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

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

Longmile Road Markets

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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/

Bram Jam – Bram Stoker Festival

12:00 – 15:00, Sun 27 Oct

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

At the Bram Jam in the Ark, come and play in a popular music jam session inspired by the spookiness of Bram Stoker. Bring your instrument and drop-in to this special Halloween-themed free and friendly open jam session led by talented musicians. If you can sing or play a song on the guitar, keyboard, flute, violin, drums or any instrument, you can join in.

Families are invited to come along, watch and enjoy and all are welcome to wear vampire costumes. Participation is recommended for children who have been learning music for one year or more. Children wishing to participate must bring their own instruments.

Places in the music jam will be allocated on the day based on availability. Please note during busy periods some waiting may be required.

Admission is free. For ages 7+

www.bramstokerfestival.com/the-bram-jam-presented-in-partnership-with-the-ark/

Grow your own….. – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition (25 Oct – 19 Jan) is called GROW YOUR OWN…. and is exploring synthetic biology and life after nature. How does the future of designed and artificially enhanced life look like? What possibilities are there.

This exhibition is very different from the previous ILLUSION exhibition. GROW YOUR OWN is a lot more scientific and very futuristic. Maybe you could call it “science and art fiction”? The exhibition is full of interesting ideas and concepts, but also contains eye-brow raising stuff like human cheese and self-diagnosing excr ement. Younger children will be lost in it, so it is more suitable for a slightly older audience (16+) in comparison to the previous exhibition.

I was at the Science Gallery for the media preview and the launch event (for all Science Gallery members) and I found it so interesting that I will be back again. As with all Science Gallery exhibitions, I definitely recommend visiting it, but this time you have to bring a bit more time to comprehend all 21 exhibits and you need to bring your curiosity for science. It is worth it, though! The great (and unique) thing about the Science Gallery is that there are always mediators there, helpers that explain every exhibit in simple terms.

The exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday. (Weekdays: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun: 12:00-18:00) Admission is free.

www.sciencegallery.com/growyourown

Halloween on the Streets

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

On South King Street (near the Gaiety Theatre) and on Barnardo Square (next to City Hall) Halloween-themed music and theatre performances will take place on Sat and Sun. 12:00-16:00 at South King Street and 14:00-18:00 on Barnardo Square).

All details are on the website below.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/spine-chilling-sights-sounds-in-the-city/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 27 Oct

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 27 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June. The next concert will feature Dublin Song Series 2 with Owen Gilhooly (baritone) and Dearbhla Collins (piano).

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/989-sundaysnoon-dublin-song-series-3

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 27 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

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

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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

George Hook – Book Signing

15:00, Sun 27 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

George Hook will sign his book “This is Rugby” in Dubray Books.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

My Museum: Create a Creepy Cauldron

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

‘Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble!’ Join Jennifer O’Mahony, Museum Educator, to take a look at some of the eeriest cauldrons in the Museum’s collection. Make your own creepy cauldron to take home. 20 places will be allocated on a first come basis. No booking required. This is a family event for ages 6+. Meet at reception.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Pumpkin Carving

15:00, Sun 27 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Pumpkin Carving with Dale Threadwell will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,26657,en.html

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 27 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Tour of Street Scenes

15:00, Sun 27 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

A Tour of Street Scenes in the “Dublin Divided” exhibition with Ciarán Woods will take place. Admission is free, Booking is not required, but places are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1026-sundays-at-3pm-tour-of-street-scenes

Guitar Heaven – Gigs

16:00, Sun 27 Oct

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

Saucy Sundays

16:00 – 22:00, Sun 27 Oct

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

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

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

Bram’s Tryptich

18:00, Sun 27 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

As part of Bodytonic’s Beatyard Festival, Toejam have put together a gothic live art event for The Bram Stoker Festival.

They will be creating a large scale 3-paneled Triptych, created from found objects and salvage yard gems. Measuring approx. 3 metres x 3 metres, 3 of Dublin’s illustrators will spend the evening under flood lights creating a complex art piece in the back yard of the Bernard Shaw. The artists involved are Mick Minogue, Steve McCarthy and Fatti Burke.

Admission is free.

the-beatyard.com/events/brams-triptych

Long John Jump Band

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 27 Oct

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/

Raise your spirits – Bram Stoker Festival

19:00 – 01:00, Sun 27 Oct

Dame District, Dublin 2

The Dame District (roughly between Sth Great George’s Street and South William Street) will host over 30 events over the weekend in 10 venues in the context of “Raise Your Spirits”, a cross-cultured free event celebrating everything festive about Halloween. Everything from fortune tellers, live music, zombie dress up zone, historic ghost tours, wax museum characters, cabaret and burlesque.

Sounds all really good, but unfortunately the people from “Raise your Spirit” didn’t seem to tell us what the 30 events are. I wasn’t able to find a straight forward list. Maybe it was just me not looking properly?

The 20 participating venues are: Bankers, 4 Dame Lane, Sweeneys, The Stags Head, The Mercantile, The Dame Tavern, Odessa, The Globe, Exchequer, Sam’s Barbers.

On Sunday a parade is planned and allegedly lots of people have registered for it via www.facebook.com/raiseyourspiritsfestival but it seems that for this event also details are sparse. Maybe you need to register first before you get the details?

www.bramstokerfestival.com/raise-your-spirits/

Workman’s October Bank Holiday Sunday

19:00, Sun 27 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s October Bank Holiday Sunday takes place with Live bands

+ Leaders of Men
+ Other Creatures
+ My Mind Races
+ Waco
+ Shadowboxer
+ Hellfire Club

And a Karaoke Club will follow the bands.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/workmans-october-bank-holiday-sunday/

Raise your Spirits – Parade – Bram Stoker Festival

20:00 – 20:45, Sun 27 Oct

Dame District, Dublin 2

The Halloween Parade for “Raise Your Spirit” will start at the Gaiety Theatre and finish in Dame Court

Registration for the parade is via raiseyourspirits.ie/sign-up.html but it seems that another registration (maybe for previously non-registrated participants?) will take from 18:00 at South King Street.

The parade then starts at 20:00.

www.facebook.com/raiseyourspiritsfestival

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 – 23:00, Sun 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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

Sunday Roast

21:00, Sun 27 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Sunday Roast is a free event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. The line-up for the upcoming Sunday Roast is available via the Sunday Roast Facebook Page (see link below). In brief: Toy Soldier, Black Market Krama (UK), Big Bird (Sweden), Going 90 (Devils Land).

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 27 Oct

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

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

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 27 Oct

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 28 Oct

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Bank Holiday Monday

08:00, Mon 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is the last Bank Holiday Monday in 2013. For the next extraordinary day off, we have to wait until Christmas. Most Bank Holiday Mondays are the first Monday of a month, the exception is the one on October, which is the last day.

Expect most shops to be open, but the city centre will be busy at times with Marathon runners. Public transport will be on a weekend schedule and be aware that DART and rail do not go North at all.

If you are driving: Pay & Display Parking is not enforced in Dublin on a Bank Holiday.

If you are lucky enough to have the day off, enjoy it! Many international companies and obviously all shops and do work on that day and then give their employees other days off.

No DART or train from Connolly to Malahide

08:00, Mon 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

If you want to go to Malahide, Howth or to the North (Dundalk, Drogheda, Belfast), check out the Irish Rail notice about DART and Irish Rail services over this Bank Holiday weekend.

There will be no services between Pearse and Howth/Malahide. Dublin Bus will accept tickets to and from areas served by northside DART stations. Drogheda and Dundalk services will operate to and from Malahide Station. Bus transfers will operate between Malahide and Connolly/Pearse stations. Connolly to Belfast services will be bus transfers from Connolly to Drogheda, and by train from Drogheda to Belfast and vice versa.

www.irishrail.ie/cat_news.jsp?i=4932&p=116&n=237

Dublin Marathon

09:00 – 17:00, Mon 28 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Marathon 2013 takes place on Bank Holiday Monday. It will be the 34th year of this event, which winds its way for 42km through many parts of Dublin and the Phoenix Park. More than 14,000 participants will run, jog, walk, limp or crawl through our city. Registration is long closed, but you can cheer on the runners. Start is in Fitzwilliam Street and finish on Merrion Square North. The race starts at 09:00 and the last participant will be back around 17:00. Airtricity is the main sponsor this year.

Traffic interference will be significant and if you need to get to somewhere in a hurry, you better have close list at the road closures on the website below. Some roads will be closed from Sunday until late Monday evening, others will close from 06:00-11:00 on Monday only.

www.dublinmarathon.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 28 Oct

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 – IFI

13:00, Mon 28 Oct

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Capoeira Workshop

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 28 Oct

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

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

www.exchangedublin.ie/ai1ec_event/capoeira-3?instance_id=1821855

John Munnelly – Songwriter & Performer

20:00, Mon 28 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

John Munnelly, Artist, Songwriter, Performer aka LaughJohnLaugh, will be on tour and will perform at a number of venues in Dublin in the coming weeks. He will be at the Song Cycle in Whelan’s on Monday.

www.johnmunnellymusic.com/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

Monday Midnight Club

23:00 – 02:30, Mon 28 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

A new Monday night event is taking place in Whelan’s “The Monday Midnight Club” will present a Breakthrough Band at 23:00, The Midnight Act at 12:00 and Funk/Rock/Soul DJs at 01:00. Admission is free and the line-up for the next few weeks is:

09 Sept: The Viking Project / Pet Fox / DJ Meow Cat + Guests
16 Sept: White Trash and The Spear Headed Sparrow Hawks / Half Past Dead (Folk Show) / DJ Meow Cat + Guests
23 Sept: Color//Sound / Marcus Karcus and The Street Wise / DJ Meow Cat
30 Sept: Cold Comfort / Those Creeps / DJ Meow Cat+ Guests

www.whelanslive.com/

Tuesday 29 Oct

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Mission Higgs – CERN exhibition at UCD

08:00 – 21:00, Tue 29 Oct

Science Centre (Bldg 67), UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD Centre for Science is hosting the CERN travelling exhibition “Mission Higgs” as part of the month-long celebrations for the opening of the this new science building.

The discovery of the Higgs boson last year was one of mankind’s most important scientific achievement both in terms of our understanding of the universe, and the worldwide theoretical, experimental, and political collaboration that made it happen. CERN provides extensive outreach on its activities, through their web, museums in Geneva, tours of its facilities and the travelling exhibition. The exhibition presents an overview of CERN and its flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), through a combination of large graphic panels, on-screen displays and videos.

The exhibition was meant to run from 09-28 Oct, but has been extended slightly. Admission is free. The remaining days are:

Sat 26 Oct: 08:00-18:00 (Only one guided tour at 13:30)
Tues 29 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Wed 30 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Thurs 31 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Fri 01 Nov 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)

www.ucd.ie/physics/missionhiggs/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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

Become An Authentic Job Hunter

13:30 – 14:30, Tue 29 Oct

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

In the Dublin City Public Libraries’ “Career Direction and Development Programme 2013” the next talk is “How To Become An Authentic Job Hunter and get the job you really want” with Career Expert Paul Mullan.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 8733996.

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Dubstarts – Jobs Fair for Technology Start-ups

18:00 – 21:00, Tue 29 Oct

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Dubstarts is a job fair for Technology Start-ups. At the last event in April approx. 1,500 people were connecting with 30 of Ireland’s fastest growing start-ups. The event on Tuesday is expected to be bigger and better. Up to 3000 attendees and 50 hiring start-up companies will be in the Powerscourt Townhouse.

Whether you’re a coder, business analyst, marketer, designer, social media manager or just want to find out how to get involved in start-ups, this is the event for you.

There will be lots of start-ups that you can impress, and for your entertainment there wil also be a Jazz band and an after party.

On October 29th we’re taking over the Powerscourt Centre, South William Street at 6pm. We’re not your average jobs fair: show up early to network with our 50 startups and take your chance to impress them. Pitch to the most promising entrepreneurs in Irish tech, network with Dublin’s brightest and walk away with a new job.

Polish up your CV and find out more about the event here: www.dubstarts.com/ Admission is free, but Tickets are required.

www.dubstarts.com/

The X-Axis Factor: Physics vs Biology

18:00 – 19:15, Tue 29 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

‘Physics has done more for biology than biology has done for biology’ – that’s the argument up for debate as Aoife McLysaght and Shane Bergin face-off at Science Gallery’s first ‘X-Axis Factor’.

Shane is an Assistant Professor in Physics and CRANN at Trinity College Dublin. He’s a nano-scientist, a Science Gallery Leonardo, and the founder of DART of Physics. Aoife is a Professor of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on molecular evolution, and she is a regular on television and radio in the UK and Ireland.

Admission is free, but booking is required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2013/10/x-axis-factor-physics-vs-biology

Savita Halappanavar – Book Launch

18:30, Tue 29 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

“Kitty Holland will launch her book on Savita Halappanavar, whose tragic and needless death had a profound effect on Ireland that will be felt for years to come. Kitty Holland presents a knowledgeable and well-informed exposé on the tragic circumstances of Savita’s death and how it played a part in compelling the Irish Government to finally legislate on abortion.”

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Death Becomes Her – Movie Screening

19:00 – 23:00, Tue 29 Oct

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

Film screening of “Death Becomes Her” (1992) with Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis, tells the story of two arch-rivals who discover an elixir that grants them eternal youth.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/serious/

Doolin (France) – Gig

19:00, Tue 29 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Doolin, a traditional Irish music band from France (!) are performing and admission is free.

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

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 29 Oct

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 29 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Plateau Sessions

20:00, Tue 29 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions, an open mic night that features some special guests, coems with the line-up: Sun Collective, Niall Thomas, Tracy Bruen plus more

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/control-promotions-presents-the-plateau-sessions-2/

The Folk Club

21:00, Tue 29 Oct

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The weekly “Folk Club” in the Mercantile will feature Trad, Ballads, Americana, Folk, World Music & More. This Tuesday, the line-up is: Landless (trad/a capella/harmonies) support from Jürgen Visser NL (contemporary). Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Wednesday 30 Oct

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Mission Higgs – CERN exhibition at UCD

08:00 – 21:00, Wed 30 Oct

Science Centre (Bldg 67), UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD Centre for Science is hosting the CERN travelling exhibition “Mission Higgs” as part of the month-long celebrations for the opening of the this new science building.

The discovery of the Higgs boson last year was one of mankind’s most important scientific achievement both in terms of our understanding of the universe, and the worldwide theoretical, experimental, and political collaboration that made it happen. CERN provides extensive outreach on its activities, through their web, museums in Geneva, tours of its facilities and the travelling exhibition. The exhibition presents an overview of CERN and its flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), through a combination of large graphic panels, on-screen displays and videos.

The exhibition was meant to run from 09-28 Oct, but has been extended slightly. Admission is free. The remaining days are:

Sat 26 Oct: 08:00-18:00 (Only one guided tour at 13:30)
Tues 29 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Wed 30 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Thurs 31 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Fri 01 Nov 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)

www.ucd.ie/physics/missionhiggs/

Crime Writing Workshop – Online

10:00 – 16:00, Wed 30 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

“Crime Pays: Writing Crime Fiction” is an online crime writing workshop on Wednesday and you can access it for free if you watch it live. Best-selling crime authors Ken Bruen, Jane Casey, Declan Hughes and Niamh O’Connor will cover all aspects of crime fiction and viewers will be able to interact with the authors in the studio to help them develop their skills.

WritersWebTV is a new (Dublin-based) web TV e-learning channel, lead by experienced workshop facilitator Vanessa O’Loughlin, founder of writing.ie. WritersWebTV will help writers to improve their writing skills and to get on the path to publication by connecting them with bestselling authors.

On Sat 09 Nov, the workshop “Getting Published” will take place.

Participation in the WritersWebTV workshops is free as long as you watch it live. If you want to download a workshop to watch it later or to keep it, you will have to pay for the course.

www.writerswebtv.com/

Halloween Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 30 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Examine old bones, come face to face with ancient Egyptian mummies and hear some spooky stories from long ago. Scary costumes welcome. Admission is free, but 30 places max and no booking required. The tour is suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 30 Oct

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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 30 Oct

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

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien for another 12 months until October 2014 and will therefore be able to continue the Big J Wednesday: Every Wednesday from 12:00-17:00 admission into the museum is free thanks to the bread company. There are free guided tours every hour.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 30 Oct

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 30 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Learn about the lives of women accused of witchcraft in the Middle Ages. Make your own witch-craft to take home with you. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Drop-in Activity for Ages 6+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Conservation Tour

14:30 – 15:30, Wed 30 Oct

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

An opportunity to see how Museum artefacts are conserved for the future. Includes a look at furniture, textile and archaeological conservation. This is an adult event and booking is essential.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Exploring Design Workshop: Are you sitting comfortably?

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 30 Oct

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

Join artist Kathy Conlan in an art and design workshop for families, exploring furniture design in the Eileen Gray exhibition. Art materials provided. Booking required. This is a workshop for families with children aged 7+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 30 Oct

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

Spanish Film Screening

18:00, Wed 30 Oct

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

In the Fear Factor Film Season at the Instituto Cervantes, the next film screening is for “Rec” (2007, Director: Jaume Belaguero / Paco Plaza). Admission is free and all details are on the website below.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha90330_16_2.htm

The Student, the Nun & the Amazon

18:30, Wed 30 Oct

LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

A Film screening of the film “The Student, the Nun & the Amazon” (30min, Sam Clements) and discussion about it with members of the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and Brazilian environmental researcher Laura Carvalho will take place. Admission is free.

For more details about this interesting and impressive film about the fight to protect the Amazon rainforest, check www.studentnunamazon.com/data/pages/synopsis.htm

Admission is free.

lasc.ie/content/tnt-student-nun-and-amazon-30th-october-630pm-lasc

Theatrical Challenge of Yeats

18:30, Wed 30 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Memories and Prophecies: The Continuing Theatrical Challenge of Yeats”. James W. Flannery, the Director of the W. B. Yeats Foundation and the Winship Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Emory University will deliver a lecture on Yeats’ legacy as a dramatist.

Admission is free and all are welcome. No booking required.

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

Pianist Emanuele Torquati Lecture-Recital

19:30 – 20:30, Wed 30 Oct

Boydell Recital Room, House 5, TCD, Dublin 2

Italian pianist Emanuele Torquati will perform ‘Transit’ – a solo Piano Recital and lots of other pieces. He will also explain or talk about the pieces he is playing.

www.tcd.ie/music-composition/events/#Torquati

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 30 Oct

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

Viking Voices Toastmasters

20:00, Wed 30 Oct

Regency Airport Hotel, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9

The Viking Voices Toastmasters meet every second Wednesday in the Regency Hotel. The next meetings are on 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov amd 11 Dec. Everybody is welcome and meetings are free to guests.

767063.toastmastersclubs.org/

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 30 Oct

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.

Could somebody please let me know if this event is still taking place or if it has finished?

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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

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

Thursday 31 Oct

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Mission Higgs – CERN exhibition at UCD

08:00 – 21:00, Thu 31 Oct

Science Centre (Bldg 67), UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD Centre for Science is hosting the CERN travelling exhibition “Mission Higgs” as part of the month-long celebrations for the opening of the this new science building.

The discovery of the Higgs boson last year was one of mankind’s most important scientific achievement both in terms of our understanding of the universe, and the worldwide theoretical, experimental, and political collaboration that made it happen. CERN provides extensive outreach on its activities, through their web, museums in Geneva, tours of its facilities and the travelling exhibition. The exhibition presents an overview of CERN and its flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), through a combination of large graphic panels, on-screen displays and videos.

The exhibition was meant to run from 09-28 Oct, but has been extended slightly. Admission is free. The remaining days are:

Sat 26 Oct: 08:00-18:00 (Only one guided tour at 13:30)
Tues 29 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Wed 30 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Thurs 31 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Fri 01 Nov 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)

www.ucd.ie/physics/missionhiggs/

Halloween Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Thu 31 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Examine old bones, come face to face with ancient Egyptian mummies and hear some spooky stories from long ago. Scary costumes welcome. Admission is free, but 30 places max and no booking required. The tour is suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

Something Wicked This Way Comes!

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 31 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Learn about the lives of women accused of witchcraft in the Middle Ages. Make your own witch-craft to take home with you. Located in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. No booking required. Drop-in Activity for Ages 6+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 31 Oct

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

Halloween Extravaganza!

12:00, Thu 31 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

Halloween Extravaganza! – Make Halloween more awesome and come to the gallery for the Creepy Comic Jam! Author, comic illustrator and creator of The Big Break Detectives Alan Nolan will chat with David Maybury, author and editor. Alan will demonstrate his drawing skills and you can demonstrate yours! Followed by a book signing (books available in the Gallery Shop).

Admission is free, but booking is required via education@ngi.ie Come in fancy dress – for children aged 7+.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Crime in the City; Crime and History

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 31 Oct

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

‘Crime in the City: Crime and History’ is a series of talks and readings looking at the broad issue of crime in Dublin through the ages.
This series of events brings together writers from fiction with historians, researchers and bloggers to inform, entertain and promote discussion. Events take place every Thursday in October and will be lunchtime readings, talks and discussions.

Kevin McCarthy, author of the historical crime novels ‘Peeler’ and ‘Irregulars’ will talk.

Admission is free, but booking is required via centrallibrary@dublincity.ie or 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/autumn_2013_city_crime.aspx

UCD Science Expression Film Festival

13:00, Thu 31 Oct

UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

The UCD Science Expression Film Festival is a dedicated science film festival. A dynamic public engagement programme invigorating conversation around science, technology, research and innovation through film and new media. If you love science, have a soft spot for scientists and relish the innovative thinking of researchers worldwide, UCD Science Expression is for you.

The festival will run from 31 Oct until 03 Nov in a variety of venues and there will be 16 screenings of which 10 are free! The booking of tickets is required, though and some are very popular, yo book your tickets as soon as possible. Below is a list of all free screenings and more details can be found on the website, from where you can also book tickets for the events.

The 10 free screenings are:
Thu 31 Oct – 13:00: CinéGlobe Short Programme, UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Fri 01 Nov – 12:00: Biodiversity at The Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Fri 01 Nov – 13:00: GE Focus Forward at UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Fri 01 Nov – 16:00: Bloodline Launch Event at UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Fri 01 Nov – 18:30: CinéGlobe Short Programme from CERN at The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
Sat 02 Nov – 14:00: Nature Documentary Seminar at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Sat 02 Nov – 15:00: You, Planet – An Exploration in 3D at UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Sat 02 Nov – 16:00: GE Focus Forward – Innovators Innovators & Enterprise meet the global change makers! at Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Sun 03 Nov – 12:00: GE Focus Forward + UCD IADT SciEx Shorts at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Sun 03 Nov – 13:30: Into Iceland’s Volcano at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7

www.ucdscienceexpression.ie

Figures in Fashion

13:10, Thu 31 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The public lecture “Figures in Fashion, the ‘Journal des Dames'” with Dr Jill Unkel, Curator, Costumes Parisiens exhibition will take place. Admission is free. No booking required.

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

Lunchtime Recital – Piano – St. Ann’s Church

13:15, Thu 31 Oct

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Rena Ammor (piano) will perform Chopin, Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Spine-shivering Spooky Stories

15:00, Thu 31 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Come to the National Library at 15:00 on Thursday 31 October, but only if you dare!

There will be spine-shivering spooky stories and Hallowe’en high jinks for the bravest of children as Deirdre Sullivan, of the Nightmare Club, reads really, really, really scary stories… No need to book, but only really brave kids will be allowed in!

Admission is free.

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

Phoenix Park by Lamplight

16:00, Thu 31 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

An evening of ghoulish and terryfing stories about Phoenix Park Murders and Tales from Butchers Wood, but also about the lighting of the Phoenix Park lamps by hand every evening.

Admission is free, but to be on safe side, I would check with the Visitor Centre (01-6770095) to see if booking is required.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,25174,en.html

Finglas Fright Night

18:00, Thu 31 Oct

Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

Finglas Halloween Festival is this year called “Finglas Fright Night.”

The Festival will be held at Finglas Civic Centr and events will include a Parade through the streets of Finglas, music by local bands, Ghost Train, Bouncy Castles, fancy dress competition, Fairground Games and stalls. The parade will be led by the Finglas Concert band. The night will end with a spectacular Fireworks Display. There will also be a Halloween Marquee situated in Finglas Village, the Library Car Park from 11:00-15:00 with Face painting/dance & Art workshops / Magic and Puppet Shows.

For details check out the website below. Most of the events require pre-booking. Admission is free.

www.finglasfrightnight.com/

Otherworld Ballymun Halloween Festival

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 31 Oct

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Otherworld Ballymun Halloween Festival takes place again.There will be a parade from 17:30-18:00. Then the festival market opens. There will be food stalls and entertainment on stage with music and dance and at 20:45 a Fireworks Display will take place.

All details are on the website below.

www.otherworldfestival.com/LIVE%20SCHUDLE.html

PJ Cunningham – Book Launch

18:00, Thu 31 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

PJ Cunningham is launching his book “The Lie of the Land”.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Gallery Goes . . . to Hodges Figgis – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 31 Oct

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Gallery Press in association with Hodges Figgis invite you to celebrate the publication of The Dead Zoo by Ciaran Berry; The High Caul Cap by Medbh McGuckian and The Sun King by Conor O’Callaghan.

www.gallerypress.com/2013/10/15/gallery-goes-to-hodges-figgis-31-october/

Start Your Own Business Programme 2013

18:30, Thu 31 Oct

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

A series of six free lectures for aspiring small business owners and managers will take place from 26 Sept until 31 Oct. The lecture series is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries and the Dublin City Enterprise Board. All lectures are free, but booking is essential via 01-8733996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie.

The lectures all take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00:

26 Sept: An Introduction to Self Employment with Brendan Moran
03 Oct: Ideas Generation & Market Research with Brendan Moran
10 Oct: Ethnic Entrepreneurship with Peter Smith
17 Oct: Digital Marketing and Social Media with TBA
24 Oct: Financing your Business with Paul Neary
31 Oct: Business Planning Structure with Brendan Moran

www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

The Thing – Screening

18:30, Thu 31 Oct

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

The Soundbites Cafe in Tower Records will screen The Thing. Free Popcorn. Admission is seemingly free.

entertainment.ie/venue-information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

Halloween Fancy Dress Cycle

18:45, Thu 31 Oct

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Dublin Cycling Campaign invites you to a spooky Halloween cycle around the city. Fancy dress is encouraged and bring lots of lights for your bike. Bring your family and friends. More details at www.dublincycling.ie/node/837 Meeting point is the top of Grafton Street, where the entrance into St. Stephen’s Green is.

www.dublincycling.ie

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 31 Oct

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

19:00 – 20:00, Thu 31 Oct

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

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

www.exchangedublin.ie/ai1ec_event/capoeira?instance_id=1821775

Gaelic Ulster – Impressions and realities

19:30, Thu 31 Oct

Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

“Mulieres Nudae, Carnes Crudae: Gaelic Ulster, Impressions and realities” is a talk by Dr. Katherine Simms, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin at the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Admission is free.

www.rsai.ie/

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 31 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall

The Ikonics

20:00, Thu 31 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Iconics are performing in Whelan’s. Admission is free only when you come in fancy dress! Otherwise it is EUR 10.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-ikonics-2/

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Thu 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Mother Reilly’s Halloween Event

21:00, Thu 31 Oct

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

Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines are hosting a fundraising event for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Doors will open at 17:00 and at 21:00 there will be Karaoke and a fancy dress competition along with a raffle to raise funds for this worthy charity.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/170697026459993/?ref=5

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum

21:30 – 00:00, Thu 31 Oct

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

Acoustic Music at its finest in Uncle Tom’s Cabin Dundrum:

Cabin Sessions House Band with Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (bass).

Special Guests: The Sacre Blues Band (French Swing), Pat Killalea, Kevin Cray & Cathal Cusack (Folk), Marion McEvoy (Contemporary Folk).

Admission is free.

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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

Sal Vitro – Gig

22:30, Thu 31 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock band Sal Vitro are performing in the Zebra session in Whelan’s. Admission is free if you are there before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-sal-vitro/

Friday 01 Nov

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Mission Higgs – CERN exhibition at UCD

08:00 – 21:00, Fri 01 Nov

Science Centre (Bldg 67), UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD Centre for Science is hosting the CERN travelling exhibition “Mission Higgs” as part of the month-long celebrations for the opening of the this new science building.

The discovery of the Higgs boson last year was one of mankind’s most important scientific achievement both in terms of our understanding of the universe, and the worldwide theoretical, experimental, and political collaboration that made it happen. CERN provides extensive outreach on its activities, through their web, museums in Geneva, tours of its facilities and the travelling exhibition. The exhibition presents an overview of CERN and its flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), through a combination of large graphic panels, on-screen displays and videos.

The exhibition was meant to run from 09-28 Oct, but has been extended slightly. Admission is free. The remaining days are:

Sat 26 Oct: 08:00-18:00 (Only one guided tour at 13:30)
Tues 29 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Wed 30 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Thurs 31 Oct 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)
Fri 01 Nov 08:00-21:00 (self-guided tour only)

www.ucd.ie/physics/missionhiggs/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 01 Nov

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

UCD Science Expression Film Festival

12:00, Fri 01 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The UCD Science Expression Film Festival is a dedicated science film festival. A dynamic public engagement programme invigorating conversation around science, technology, research and innovation through film and new media. If you love science, have a soft spot for scientists and relish the innovative thinking of researchers worldwide, UCD Science Expression is for you.

The festival will run from 31 Oct until 03 Nov in a variety of venues and there will be 16 screenings of which 10 are free! The booking of tickets is required, though and some are very popular, yo book your tickets as soon as possible. Below is a list of all free screenings and more details can be found on the website, from where you can also book tickets for the events.

The 10 free screenings are:
Thu 31 Oct – 13:00: CinéGlobe Short Programme, UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Fri 01 Nov – 12:00: Biodiversity at The Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Fri 01 Nov – 13:00: GE Focus Forward at UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Fri 01 Nov – 16:00: Bloodline Launch Event at UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Fri 01 Nov – 18:30: CinéGlobe Short Programme from CERN at The Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7
Sat 02 Nov – 14:00: Nature Documentary Seminar at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Sat 02 Nov – 15:00: You, Planet – An Exploration in 3D at UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4
Sat 02 Nov – 16:00: GE Focus Forward – Innovators Innovators & Enterprise meet the global change makers! at Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Sun 03 Nov – 12:00: GE Focus Forward + UCD IADT SciEx Shorts at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Sun 03 Nov – 13:30: Into Iceland’s Volcano at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7

www.ucdscienceexpression.ie

Lunchtime Concert with Harmania

12:30, Fri 01 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Marie Keane from Harmania Academy of Music Education & Performance will give two pop-up performances with a special programme of reflective songs accompanied by guitar and piano.

The first performance will be on 01 November in the National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street.
The second will be in The National Library of Ireland on 05 November. Admission is free to both performances.

And when you are on the National Museum on 01 November, check out the Samhain Trail: “Throughout November, visitors to the National Museum can go on a Samhain Trail, finding poems written by a group of older people, with the help of poet Nessa O’Mahony, to respond to artefacts in the Museum which have meanings for them now in their lives. These poems suggest fragments of the writers’ lives, just as the artefacts evoke ancient lives and times.”

www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

John Bishop – Book Signing

17:00, Fri 01 Nov

Eason, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2

John Bishop will be in Eason’s at Stephen’s Green for a Book Signing.

www.easons.com/t-things_to_do_at_Eason.aspx#November

Living with Loss – Information Evening about Bereavement

17:30 – 20:30, Fri 01 Nov

Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

An information evening for the public about bereavement with guest speaker John Lonergan (former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) and personal reflection from Mary O’Rourke (former TD).

This is is a ‘drop in’ evening. The evening will open at 17:30 with a formal introduction and an opportunity to chat to voluntary
bereavement support services about the supports they provide. At 18:30 John Lonergan will address the gathering and speak on the
theme ‘Living with Loss’. At 19:30 Mary O’Rourke will give a personal reflection on loss.

www.hospicefoundation.ie/living-with-loss-public-information-evening/

The Dub Liners – Gig

19:00, Fri 01 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dub Liners are playing in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dub-liners-2/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

Shadows & Dust

20:00, Fri 01 Nov

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Shadows & Dust are playing and admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/shadows-dust/

Greek and European Folk Dance

20:30 – 22:30, Fri 01 Nov

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.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing/251213698276941

www.exchangedublin.ie/calendar

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 01 Nov

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

Samhain/Halloween 2013 – The Haunted Forest Walk

Sun 27 Oct: 15:30-20:30

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

DLR Events invites all kids with their parents to the Samhain/Halloween event “The Haunted Forest Walk” in Marlay Park.

There will be spooky thrills, chills and frights and the forest at Marlay Park will be alive with freaky fog, ghastly spiders and dragons, creepy eyeballs and pumpkins, spine chilling skeletons and menacing witches and wizards.

The walk is approx 1.5km long on a path suitable for buggies/wheelchairs. Come in your Halloween costumes but remember that it is an outdoor event, so warm clothing is recommended. (There will be no Fireworks display at this event.) Admission is free between 15:30 and 20:30 but a wristband is requireds and wristbands will NOT be available on the day of the event.

Instead, wristbands can be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Sat 19 October & Sat 26 Oct from 11:00 each day. Wristbands will be available while stocks last on a strictly first come, first served basis, limited to six per family. Entry times to queue for the Haunted Walk printed on your Wristband will be 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30. Parking in the College Road Car Park is very limited, so use public transport as much as possible.

The DLR CoCo Market will be open for the duration of the event.
www.dlrevents.ie/samhain13.html

RDS Rising Stars Music Recitals

14 Nov – 19:30

RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Rising Star Music Recitals, which is a platform for third-level music students to help gain performance experience, will feature music from students from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and CIT Cork School of Music who will be joined by special guest Redmond O’Toole (Brahms Guitar); inaugural winner of the RDS Music Bursary in 2003.

The performers are:
Eliza Puchianu (piano), Royal Irish Academy of Music
Quintessential Sax Quartet (saxophone quartet) DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama
Mairéad Hickey (violin), CIT Cork School of Music, accompanied by Gary Beecher (piano)
Kelley Lonergan (soprano), RDS Bursary Winner 2013, accompanied by Aoife O’Sullivan (piano)

The evening will feature music from Schumann, Mozart, Prokofiev, Strauss, Puccini, Bridge, Beethoven, Gershwin, Kodaly, Ibert, Nyman, Bach, Saint Saens & Albéniz.

Admission is free, but booking is essential. For full programme and to reserve a seat, visit www.rds.ie/arts or phone 01 2407 255. Seats allocated on a first come first served basis. www.rds.ie/cat_project_detail.jsp?itemID=1100162

Farmleigh House Events – Sean O’Casey

A few events take plac ein Farmleigh House over the next few weeks. The events are all free, but tickets are required and will be allocated through a lottery.

+ Seán O’Casey: A Politician who could not help being a Writer – Talk by writer and critic Paul O’Brien on Sun 03 Nov at 15:00
Tickets are free, but are allocated on a lottery basis. Winners will be notified via e-mail, and tickets are limited to 2 tickets per winner. The closing date for ticket applications is Monday 21 October at 17:00. To apply send an e-mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the Subject “Ticket Application for Sunday November 3rd”
www.farmleigh.ie/Events/Title,25219,en.html

Irish Fisheries, Food Products and Exports: A historical perspective – Conference

Sat 09 Nov

Royal Society of Antiquaries, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Discovery Programme, in association with the Agricultural History Society of Ireland and the Irish Environmental History Network is inviting to a conference entitled ‘ Irish Fisheries, Food Products and Exports: A historical perspective’ on Sat 09 November.
The conference will begin at 09:45. Attendance is free. Speakers include: Liam Downey (UCD/Maynooth), Ingelise Stuijts (Discovery Programme), Kieran Hickey (NUI Galway), Stephen Davis (UCD), Regina Sexton (UCC), Sylvester O’Muiri (Independent), Ciara Breathnach (University of Limerick), Peter Woodman (UCC).
To register, contact ingelise@discoveryprogramme.ie

Bram Stoker Festival

26-28 October

Dublin (various)

The Bram Stoker Festival is a celebration of all things macabre, strange, supernatural with some good-old fashioned Halloween fun. It takes place from Sat 26 – Mon 28 October, over the bank holiday weekend, and the reason why I am telling you already this week is because most events are free, but need pre-booking. So check out http;//www.bramstokerfestival.com and www.facebook.com/bramstokerdublin

Taking the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’ as inspiration, the festival will have “free pop-up performances of spine-chilling street theatre and sinister sounds, a city-wide Vampire Hunt for families and friends, spooky movies in the open-air, blood curdling literary happenings, terrifying theatre, walks & talks, and a very special event will take place in the spectacular surrounds of Dublin Castle.”

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This is odd

Please note: This section contains observations taken from the world I live in that strike me as odd. I express my personal opinion and you might not share it. If you are easily offended by opinions that are not identical with your own, please don’t read this section. ;-)

Kidnapped by the State

I find it very disturbing that the police can just take children away from their parents. When I was a child I had blond, nearly white hair. Both my parents had dark/black hair. Based on what happened last week, I could have taken away from my parents by the police. Or have you seen this picture of Rosanna Davison standing next to her dad, Chris de Burgh? That’s his daughter? No way!

So, what happened when two children were last week taken away from their parents by the gardai? Three things happened: 1) In a different country (Greece) a highly publicised case of probably child abduction had happened and a Roma family was implicated. The child that they claimed was their’s is definitely not their own child and the police is currently trying to find the biological parents of the child. 2) Another Roma family in Tallaght had a blond 7 year old child with blue eyes, which didn’t “fit in”. I am not sure if in the Tallaght case it was the gardai or a neighbour who became “suspicious”. At this point, we can all understand that there might be a need to establish some facts. But I have doubts that the knowledge of genetics in the gardai is big enough to draw final conclusions. 3) The third thing that happened is the biggest problem: Profiling! Based on social or racial triggers we do that MUCH to easily.

Imagine a situation where your wallet is stolen from your jacket in a pub. There are three very well dressed men in the room and three quite disshevelled looking guys. Who would most us suspect first? Most would expect that one of the disshevelled guys took the wallet. Why? Because we have prejudices in our mind. We ALL have certain prejudices.

In the case of the girl in Tallaght, it was racial profiling. Red-haired freckled Johnny around the corner, who’s parents’ both have black hair is still at home nad there is no risk he would ever be removed from his parents.

Because it was based on racial profiling, we have huge problem if we are affected (Irish in London a few decades ago!?), but we can live with it if it doesn’t affect us.

I am intentionally not condemning anybody here because the whole scanrio is too complex: If it had turned out that the girl was abducted, the gardai would have been heroes. So we don’t want to stop them from being alert. But we have to open our eyes to what and why things happen and we have to stop profiling from happening without any other substantial proof.

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