Dublin Event Guide 349: Sport & Fitness Show, Dublin Flea Market, Adult Learners’ Festival, Lots of Gigs

February 22nd, 2014
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 349 | 21 February 2014

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Last week the Dublin Event Guide for Free Events reached not just one, but three new records: We now have more than 20,000 subscribers, more than 43,000 Facebook Likes and more than 5,000 smartphone web app users!

I am very happy about this, grateful to you for your support, inspired to grow the Dublin Event Guide much much bigger and also a little bit proud on having reached all that with no advertisement, no marketing budget and just through word of mouth.

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) started as a really short mail to 10 of my friends in 2007. There was no plan to turn it into a publication with such wide appeal and at the time, I could have never imagined how big it would get. Four months later the mailing list had grown to just 180 subscribers, but then it took off and with your help it kept growing and growing and growing. Don’t stop! We are not done yet! ;-) Thanks for ALL your help!

Here are the weekly pleas for your help and then let’s get started with the events:

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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!

Something completely different this week: youtu.be/7gphiFVVtUI This is a video of Russian guitarist Estas Tonne. He is playing a street festival in Landshut in Germany and his playing is just breathtaking. No matter if guitar music is your thing or not, just watch and hopefully admire his technique, talent and – without a doubt – the dedication that he must have invested in his guitar playing.

Now imagine if you invested only a quarter of that energy and dedication into something that is close to YOUR heart but that you haven’t achieved yet. Would that SIGNIFICANTLY increase your chances to achieve what you want to achieve?

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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.

Let’s see, what is there to pick from this week:

The Sports & Fitness Show in the RDS on Sat+Sun looks interesting if you are into physical exercise.

The Progressive Film Club is back on Saturday with some though provoking films and the Russian Culture Festival this year is slimmed down a good bit, but still worth checking out (mainly events in the Libraries). The Dublin Flea Market on Sunday is always worth a visit as well.

On Monday the Adult Learning Festival starts with lots of free educational events and I would definitely go to the discussion about “Should Dublin have a real mayor” on Monday evening…if I could.

Also check out Banter: Living for the City on Wednesday and then there are surprisingly many gigs taking place.

All in all, an interesting week, BUT I will miss out (or maybe not!! ;-) ): I will leave you behind this week and will go on holidays (doesn’t happen too often). You will hear from me again next week because I will be back in time (just!) for the next Dublin Event Guide, but until then you will find me North of the Arctic Circle, visiting Tromso in Norway, trying to see the Northern Lights and giving Dog Sledding a go. I am looking forward to it! ;-)

Enjoy the week in Dublin!

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Competitions

Babytalk Festival – Ticket Competition

22+23 Feb – 10:00-17:00
O’Reilly Hall, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

This is some popular competition and you have one very last chance to enter it. If you have done so already, please don’t enter a second time, your name is in the hat already.

Babytalk is a brand-new festival for babies and their families, expectant parents and anyone thinking of starting or adding to their family. Families and parents-to-be will be provided with information and can purchase baby-related products in a fun, relaxed environment.

The festival will feature shopping and exhibitors who will be showcasing their products and services and there will be a series of short talks from expert speakers including David Carey, Genevieve Becker, Sue Jameson, Fiona Rea and more.

An entertainment programme of music, stand-up comedy and children’s entertainers, including RTE’s Reuben, and Irish Mammies comedian Colm O’Regan will entertain the whole family.

There will be product & service demonstrations; an “Information Station” with representatives from parent support agencies; a reading and storytelling area with readings by authors and children entertainers. And there will be Cafe and play areas, free car parking, buggy parking, baby changing & feeding areas.

Tickets are EUR 10 for a day ticket and EUR 15 for the weekend ticket and you can buy them here: www.babytalkfestival.ie/buy-tickets . And lots more information about the festival can be found at www.babytalkfestival.ie

The organisers gave me 4 pairs of tickets for you and the winners of the tickets are Rosanna Cooling, Gwen Ollivier, Louise Boppert and Yvonne Carroll. Congratulations!

If you entered and didn’t win, I am sorry! There were LOADS of entries and I would have loved to give you all tickets, but unfortunately that wasn’t possible. I did read all entries and if you included a little message, I read that as well and appreciate it!

Steve Cradock live at Cafe en Seine – Ticket Competition

Wed 19 Feb – 20:00
Cafe en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Steve Cradock, guitarist and founding member of the Britpop band Ocean Colour Scene, will be in Cafe en Seine on his Travel Wild – Travel Free tour for his third solo album. The album is described as a “21st century ode to Sixties psychedelia” and more information can be found at www.stevecradock.com In Cafe en Seine, he will be supported by Late City Edition, Biggles Flys Again and DJ David Hales.

The winner of the tickets were Etienne Leroy and Barbara-Jane Eager! I hope you had a great night!

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St. Patrick’s Day Festival launched – Minister criticises Mayor of Dublin

At a photo call at the bandstand in St. Stephen’s Green, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Programme was launched by Minister for Tourism Michael Ring on Thursday. A few dressed up dancers and dressed up children were there and the event was rather low profile.

But Michael Ring gave it some significance with his surprising criticism of Dublin’s current Mayor Oisin Quinn. The Irish Times reports: “Mr Ring said the festival was worth EUR 122 million to the city and he was “surprised” at Mr Quinn’s critique of this year’s programme as “tacky” and designed for those who want to drink alcohol and “throw on leprechaun hats”.”

If you have been at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the last few years you know what Oisin Quinn is talking about. Not the parade itself is tacky, but the celebration of it. Leprechauns everywhere, as long as it is green and looks like a shamrock, it is worn. Is this what a National Day should be about? Oisin Quinn, seemingly wants a more high-brow affair, celebrating poets and musicians and that is maybe a step too far, but nearly everybody would agree that the alcohol excesses in the City Centre after the parade are NOT sending the right message to tourists abroad.

So, who is right? Oisin Quinn is right about the need to revamp the festival programme and he is right about the tackiness, the leprechaun hats and the alcohol-related madness. Maybe he is not totally right about the absolute need to highlight Dublin’s literary and cultural heritage, but there is room for compromises.

And Michael Ring? Well, let’s face, it, he has no clue about St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, it seems. He will be in the Netherlands to represent Ireland there; and on 17 March, he said he would be at the parade in Westport in Co Mayo (Population of 5,500 people!) , where his constituency is. Maybe he should come to Dublin to find out what is really happening here.

The St. Patrick’s Day Festival this year will take place from 14-17 March.

Trade School Dublin – Teachers required

On Sat 08 March a one-day only Trade School will take place in the Dominick Street Community Centre, Dublin 1.

Trade School is an adult workshop where people barter for knowledge. Knowledge is practical skills, talents, hobbies and experience. Anyone can teach, anyone can learn and no teaching experience is required. Everyone is welcome to attend classes and no money will exchange hands, instead teachers give their knowledge in return for items.

If you would like to teach something, you should register on the webiste now at www.tradeschool.coop/dublin Some suggested topics are Home DIY, Bike Repair, Music, Art and Crafts, Clothes Alterations, etc. The volunteers who run the Trade School are currently looking for teachers and once the list of classes is compiled (each class is about 1.5 hours), then you can book classes. The training idoesn’t cost any money, but in return you provide something the teacher asks for.

It is a great concept and has successfully been used during the time Granby Park was active.

Free Makeover for your Garden!?

The RTE series “Super Garden” is looking for gardens that need a makeover. The series is in its 6th year and every year a number of gardens are turned from “meh” into “Wow!”. If you want your garden to be considered, check out the video here www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=727718137258692 for all details and see also www.facebook.com/supergarden

Smithfield Art Tunnel closing after two years

A long and very narrow piece of unused land next to the Luas tracks in Smithfield was turned into an a community garden and open air gallery two years ago and because the lease is up, the “Smithfield Art Tunnel” will have to be dismantled by the 10 March. Check the Smithfield Art Tunnel out before its gone and do it soon because the dismantling will start well before the deadline.

Some might be surprised, because we have somewhat different expectations when we hear the words “garden” and “gallery”, but keep in mind that art can have lots of different faces and garden doesn’t have to involve flowers and landscaping.

The importance about the Art Tunnel is that a disused, derelict space in Dublin was turned into something that made the space useful again and with more than 300 unused spaces in Dublin, it could and should be a signal and inspiration.

Donating to the Dublin Event Guide for free!?

Do you happily receive the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) every week? And do you make use of it at least sometimes? And would you like to help to keep it going? If you read this, then the answer is probably three times YES!

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?

This is indeed possible! When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

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You can also copy these links and send them to your friends. When you click on the link you books cost exactly the same as if you went to the Amazon or Book Depository website directly. But if you go via my links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8%. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it still would amount to a fair amount.

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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) Thanks!

Opportunities

This section is intended to feature new startup companies and projects. Opportunities that people saw and that they chose not to ignore. I am, however, experiencing a little technical problem with this section, so for now I won’t be able to use it. I will keep you posted.

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 www.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.

The Enclave – Richard Moss – MUlti-media installation

30 Jan – 12 Mar

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse and his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost travelled in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, infiltrating armed rebel groups in a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic violence. The resulting installation, The Enclave, is the culmination of Mosses’ attempt to radically rethink war photography. It is a search for more adequate strategies to represent a forgotten African tragedy in which 5.4 million people have died of war-related causes in eastern Congo since 1998. www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/theenclave/

Michelle B contacted me and recommended this exhibition and I am happy to pass her recommendation on to you.

End of the line – Mabos

26-28 Feb

Mabos Art Space, 8 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2

This exhibition will mark the end of the line for Mabos, the multi-purpose art space, in its current form. Mabos will unfortunately close but hopefully it will re-surge in a different form and at a different place.

The exhibition asks if there is there ever a true end of the line? Or is everything a continuous, cyclical journey of death and rebirth – ever changing, always moving, shifting, progressing & morphing into new forms and means of expressions.

Expect a fusion of Projection Mapping, Digital art, Interactive art, Audio Visual art & illustration. More than 25 artists are involved.

The opening hours are 18:30-22:30 on Wed, Thurs and Fri.

www.facebook.com/events/641048215958878/

Love Letters Exhibition

11-28 Feb (Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00)

Centre for Creative Practices (CFCP), 15 Pembroke Street, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Love Letters” will warm your heart this February. To coincide with this year’s Valentine’s Day the CFCP has decided to celebrate not only love, but the good old fashioned art of letter writing. They have an amazing archive of love letters -some recent, some very old, some funny, some heart-breaking and all of them thought provoking. And they are also displaying a selection of art works submitted by artists interpreting the love letter theme in their chosen media. – Admission is free.
www.cfcp.ie

Generator (DCTV) Group Exhibition

27 Feb – 02 March (closed on Sundays)

Hendrons Building, 36-40 Upper Dominick Street, Dublin 7

The Dublin Community Television (DCTV) contemporary arts show “Generator” is inviting to a group exhibition and launch of Season two. The group exhibition will feature six artists who will be profiled throughout the season, which will start in March. The launch and exhibition will take place in Hendron’s Collider Gallery on 27 Feb at 18:00 and admission is free.

The exhibition will feature the following artists: Kathrina Rupit (KIN MX), Hugh McCabe, Antonio Carty, Alan Doyle, Karen Browett, Richy Quinn

www.facebook.com/generatorartshow

Tonight, you can call me Trish – Group Exhibition

7 February – 22 March – Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-17:00

The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

A group exhibition curated by RGKSKSRG, with artists Alan Butler (IE), Mark Durkan (IE), Mary-Jo Gilligan (IE), Oliver Laric (AT), Rachel Maclean (UK), Eilis McDonald (IE), Brenna Murphy (US), James Ó hAodha (IE), Pilvi Takala (FI) will take place in The LAB and the opening reception is on Thurs 06 Feb (18:00-20:00).

The opening will be preceded by an artist talk with Rachel Maclean at 17:00. The exhibition will be officially launched by Cliodhna Shaffrey, Visual Arts Advisor with the Arts Council.

The show features works by International artists Oliver Laric, Rachel Maclean, Brenna Murphy, and Pilvi Takala; with newly commissioned interventions by Dublin-based artists Alan Butler, Mark Durkan and Eilis McDonald; and ephemeral events by Mary-Jo Gilligan and James Ó hAodha.

“Tonight, you can call me Trish” invites artists and viewers to move through multiple states of being. This is an exhibition created through plural agencies at work; artists are artists, diviners, designers, mediators; audience is viewer, believer, conspirator, user; curator is conceptualist, choreographer, strategist, inputter.

www.lab.ie

NCAD 1913 Tapestry Exhibition

10-28 Feb (13:00-17:00)

National College of Art And Design (NCAD) Gallery, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The National College of Art And Design’s 1913 Tapestry exhibition (in collaboration with SIPTU) is on show from 10-28 Feb. It is a visual narrative of over 30 panels featuring graphic images from historic scenes of the 1913 lockout by artists Cathy Henderson and Robert Ballagh, commissioned by NCAD and SIPTU. More than 200 volunteers from over 30 organisations have participated in this large-scale exhibition during the last two years.

Admission is free. www.ncad.ie/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 Feb

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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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 22 Feb

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Feb

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 – 16:30, Sat 22 Feb

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

10:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Feb

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

Operation Transformation Fun Run

10:00, Sat 22 Feb

Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Operation Transformation Fun Run willt ake place in Phoenix Park. The event is booked out and you can’t take part in it anymore if you haven’t registered yet and watching a 5k run is not the most interesting thing either. But because more than 5,000 people will be taking part and because it will have a big impact on traffic through Phoenix Park and in before and after the event in the surrounding areas, I am mentioning it here. The run starts at 10:00

myot.ie/OT-5K-fun-run

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Feb

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

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Food Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Feb

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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 Feb

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/

Sport and Fitness Show

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 22 Feb

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Sports and Fitness Show will take place in the RDS on Sat and Sun. It brings together the best in products, education, nutrition and wellbeing each year.

Admission is free if you have liked the Facebook Page. All you have to do is mention your name when you arrive. The show will be in Hall 4 and you reach it best from Anglesea Road.

www.facebook.com/sportsandfitnessshow

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Feb

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 22 Feb

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

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 Feb

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. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 Feb

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/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 Feb

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

Chester Beatty – Irish Tour

14:00, Sat 22 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Irish language tour with Jack Fitzgerald will take lace in the CBL. Admission is free and no booking required

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

Dendrobiums – Lecture

14:30, Sat 22 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Lecture “Dendrobiums” with Andre Schuiteman (Orchid taxonomist, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) will take place.

Formerly from the National Herbarium of the Netherlands at Leiden and author of “A Guide to the Dendrobiums of New Guinea”. Andre will speak about some of the 900 species of Dendrobiums from India, S.E. Asia and parts of the southern hemisphere.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Progressive Film Club – Questions of Identity

14:30 – 17:30, Sat 22 Feb

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club is back and will screen three films around the theme “Questions of Identity”. The films are:

14:30 Deam Apocalypse (UK, 10 min)
14:45 Colour of the Soul (India/Spain 47min)
15:45 National Identity (France 80min)

Admission to the film screenings is free.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Dublin International Film Festival

16:00, Sat 22 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) will take place from 13 Feb. Film Festivals are normally not free and that is also the case at the JDIFF. However, there are some free (but ticketed events). You need to get tickets by phone or in person and it is extremely likely that many o-r all are booked out already.

To help you filtering through the list, I had listed the free but ticketed events last week, but good news is that there are a few left. For the one on Sunday you have to check if tickets are still available (and I doubt it):

Sun: www.jdiff.com/index.php/festival-2014/movie/the_elephant_in_the_room

But this event on Saturday, the Dublin Film Critics Circle, is free and unticketed:

Sat: www.jdiff.com/index.php/festival-2014/movie/dublin_film_critics_circle

www.jdiff.com

Ireland 6 Nations Rugby (England vs Ireland)

16:00, Sat 22 Feb

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The Rugby Game starts at 16:00 and the Sugar Club (and many other pubs and venues) are opening their doors (from 15:15 in the Sugar Club) for people to watch the game. In the Sugar Club you will see it on the big cinema screen. Admission is free.

www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/ireland-6-nations-rugby-ireland-v-wales

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 22 Feb

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Saturday Night Live Jazz

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 22 Feb

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

The City Apples – Gig

20:00, Sat 22 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The City Apples, a four-piece alternative/modern rock band from Dublin will launch their new EP and will perform a gig. Supporting Guests will be Super Hanz and Late Fragments.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-city-apples/

The Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 22 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Devils Jukebox is live music from 20:00-23:00 and DJs with Alternative, Punk, Rock, Metal & Garage after that. Every Saturday! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

FOAD – Gig Night

21:00 – 02:30, Sat 22 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

No Matter (Belfast), Lee Harveys, Nightblind and The Unsubz will perform at this FOAD Gig Night. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Jam Session

21:00, Sat 22 Feb

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

On Saturday a Jam Session will take place in Arthur’s Pub. All musical genres and instruments are welcome to join the jam. That could be interesting or painful. Let’s hope it will be really good! :-)

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 Feb

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Waco – Gig

22:30, Sat 22 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Waco (plus guests) will perform and admission is free, if you arrive before 22:30.

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

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Russian Festival of Culture

09:00, Sun 23 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Russian Festival of Culture starts today and continues until 02 March. There will be a variety of concerts and film screenings and talks, but there will NOT be a big public celebration of Russian Culture this year. I n previous years a Family Day at Meeting House Square with performances and market stalls in Temple Bar took place, this is unfortuantely not the case this year.

There will be a Family Day on Sun 02 Mar, but that will be in the Ballsbridge Hotel (Admission EUR 5) and will probably appeal more to the Russian community instead of introducing other nationalities to Russian culture.

A good number of events will be mentioned in this Dublin Event Guide that are part of the festival and if you want a concise overview of all events, you can go to www.russianfestival.ie/festival-programme/

www.russianfestival.ie

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Feb

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 – 16:30, Sun 23 Feb

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 23 Feb

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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Feb

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

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Philosophical Reflection in the Golden Rule – Chapel Address

10:45, Sun 23 Feb

Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The series of events exploring how the Golden Rule (“Do to others as you would have them do to you”) is understood and applied across different faith traditions continues on Sunday. The speaker will be Dr Paul O’Grady of the Department of Philosophy, TCD. He will offer some philosophical reflections on the Golden Rule.

The address is in the context of the Sunday morning Choral Eucharist (Church of Ireland) which begins at 10:45. All are welcome. Full details of the Golden Rule Project can be found on the Chaplaincy website.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/29122.html

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Feb

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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

Sport and Fitness Show

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Feb

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Sports and Fitness Show will take place in the RDS on Sat and Sun. It brings together the best in products, education, nutrition and wellbeing each year.

Admission is free if you have liked the Facebook Page. All you have to do is mention your name when you arrive. The show will be in Hall 4 and you reach it best from Anglesea Road.

www.facebook.com/sportsandfitnessshow

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Feb

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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/

Fail Better – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The newest Science Gallery exhibition has the theme “Fail Better” and it will run from 07 Feb – 27 Apr. The title comes from Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” and the exhibition looks at beautiful and instructive failures. The purpose is to open up a debate on the essential role of failure in human creativity, in technology, science, design, business and sport.

20 unique exhibits, from a pair of explorer boots that caused Ranulph Fiennes to fail in an Everest attempt, via Christopher Reeve’s (Superman) original wheelchair, to a full-scale reconstruction of the the world’s worst or maddest invention: a big table that is meant to assist childbirth using centrifugal force.

I visited the exhibition and I definitely recommend it. Age-wise, I would think that it is suitable for children from Age 12/13 as long as the parents are prepared to read a good bit of explanatory text and then “translate” it for their children. There is no overly complicated stuff, but most of the exhibits are not self-explanatory. But there is a strong reason for bringing your kids: We have in general a negative attitude to Failure. This exhibition will help you to change that!

Admission is free and opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

www.sciencegallery.com/failbetter

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Feb

Viva, 27 South Richmond Street, Portobello

“Made by Hand” or “Hecho a manos” is a new Sunday weekly market in Viva, Portobello with most things made by hand and some vintage clothing and curiosities too. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/623874574328582

Mother Redcap’s Indoor Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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 celebrate the Festival of Russian Culture in Dublin and performers will be Helene Hutchinson (soprano), Raphaela Mangan (mezzo soprano ), Deirdre Moynihan (soprano), David Scott (baritone) and Owen Lorigan, Fionnuala Moynihan and Mary Scarlett (piano).

They will perform works from Tchaikovsky and other Russian composers.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1081-sundaysnoon-russian-festival

Chester Beatty – Arabic Tour

13:00, Sun 23 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Arabic language tour with Karma Shawa will take place in the CBL. Admission s free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Board Games Event

14:00 – 19:00, Sun 23 Feb

Central School of English, 45 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

The next Dublin Board Games Event is taking place on Sunday, come along to play some games (and you can even buy them there).

Grow the most beautiful Japanese bamboo garden in Takenoko, build the most powerful medieval city in Citadels or become the richest (but not the most corrupted) merchant of Egypt in Sobek.

Check the Facebook Page for further details.

www.facebook.com/events/263097760533694/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), 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 below or on their Facebook Page 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 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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

Up close with Music 2014

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 23 Feb

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Concorde contemporary music ensemble will return to the RHA with the next “Up Close with Music” concert (on the last Sunday of each month from January to April)

The concerts will feature new work by Irish composers. The commissioned works will be performed twice and composers will be present to introduce their music. Featured composers in the 2014 series are Enda Bates, Ailís Ní Ríain, Ryan Molloy, Jane O’Leary and Rhona Clarke working together with artist Marie Hanlon. This year Concorde will be working with post-graduate students from DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama.

Admission is free.

www.rhagallery.ie/events/up-close-with-music-2014/

Gallery Tour: Dedicated Followers of Fashion

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 23 Feb

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

From corsets to sunglasses – spanning three centuries, this tour of the exhibition, The Way We Wore: 250 Years of Irish Clothing and Jewellery, explores how fashions evolve and change, with Museum educator Mary Greene. No booking required, places allocated on a first come basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Admission is free and the tour is suitable for adults only.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4167

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 Feb

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

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Semba Intro Class

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Feb

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

A free Semba intro class will take place. Semba is a traditional dance from Angola in Southern Africa.

After that Kizomba, Tarraxinha, Semba, Kuduro, Zouk will be played by DJ Frenchy from 16:00-20:00 and admission is EUR 5

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152017898383026

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 23 Feb

Sunshine Cafe, 107 Lower George’s St, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly Jazz gig will take place in the Sunshine Cafe for your Sunday afternoon entertainment. The Jazzwise Duo (piano and double bass) play classic jazz including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova, Blues etc

Viking Weaving

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join Jessica de Búrca of Montague Heritage Services to discover the weaving techniques used by women in the Viking world and have a go at plaiting your own braid. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited. (From Age 6).

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4166

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 Feb

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 23 Feb

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 23 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will play their weekly Sunday evening gig in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-9/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 Feb

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass invites to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known choirs in Ireland will sing during the mass and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Sunday Roast

20:00, Sun 23 Feb

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 short the line-up is: The Statics, Sugar Cane Flame, Magik *8*, Fanlights.

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 23 Feb

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

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 23 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with alternating (week by week) live bands Pavement Kings, Donna & The Sazzy Catz, The Mosquitoes and The Pacifics from 21:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free.

www.globe.ie/events.php

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 23 Feb

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 23 Feb

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 24 Feb

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AONTAS – Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Mon 24 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The eighth nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 24 Feb-01 Mar. The Adult Learners’ Festival is a celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

The Festival will provide events from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn. AONTAS believes that all adults in Ireland should have equal access to learning opportunities.

About 70 events take place in the Dublin City area and you find them here www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity There are more in North Dublin, West Dublin and South Dublin, if you scroll down further in the list that you reach via the link above.

www.adultlearnersfestival.com

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 Feb

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

AONTAS – Central Library Events

13:00, Mon 24 Feb

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

The Adult Learner Festival AONTAS takes place from 24 Feb – 01 March and there are a number of events taking place in the Central Library as part of the festival:

+ Mon 24 Feb (13:30-14:30): “Power of a Listening Ear Has The Potential To Turn A Life Around” – Presentation & Workshop with Tony Cooney, Director of G ay Switchboard Ireland

+ Mon 24 Feb (14:00-16:00): “How to become a Volunteer.” – Information & Advice Stand for the Moyle Road Day Centre, Dublin 11 for people with intellectual disabilities.

+ Tues 25 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Need to boost your digital skills to get a job? Do you need training to find employment?” – FIT Information & Advice Stand

+ Wed 26 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Information on Adult Learning Opportunities” – AONTAS Helpdesk

+ Wed 26 Feb (14:00-16:00): Disability of health issues stop you from getting a job? – Employ Ability Helpdesk will help you getting started.

+ Thurs 27 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Jobcare Helpdesk to introduce JobNet, a free networking and upskilling programme for unemployed professionals”

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 24 Feb

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/

Readings with Contemporary Artists and Writers

19:00 – 20:30, Mon 24 Feb

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

“Readings with Contemporary Artists and Writers” with Rosaleen McDonagh (Playwright), Pádraig Naughton (Director, Arts & Disability Ireland) This event is part of the ‘Disability and Literature’ Seminar Series.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014-01-13disability_and_literature.php

Should Dublin have a real mayor? – City Intersections

19:00, Mon 24 Feb

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

Currently Dublin’s “Lord Mayor” is nothing else but one of the councillors who is appointed for one year by the other councillors to be the top representative of the city. He/she has no real power over anything that happens in Dublin. The most powerful person is the City Manager, it seems. He is an unelected “business manager” (like a CEO), who even ignores the councillors if he has a different opinion.

Many think the Mayor of Dublin should be in charge and should be elected. This would possibly need a different calibre of a person than the current councillors or the current type of City Managers. Because the new Mayor would have to be electable AND able.

The City Intersections event on Monday will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the current and the possible future scenario. Admission is free and all details are on the website below.

My personal opinion is that the Mayor definitely should be elected and should be in charge of every decision in the City. However, I am not convinced that (this is the plan at the moment) the four parts of Dublin (Dublin City, Fingal County, South County Dublin and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown) should be merged to ONE part for which the elected mayor would be responsible. Currently there is a VERY healthy competition in some areas (e.g. events!) between the four parts of the city and it would be bad news if that came to an end.

I would love to go to that City Intersections event, but unfortunately won’t be able to go, so I hope you will be there instead. ;-)

www.cityintersections.ie/index.php/mayor/

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 24 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly free Craft Beer Walking Tour started last Monday in Dublin. Meeting Point is in the Beerhouse and during the evening you will visit four Craft Beer Pubs. The tour is free and you pay for your own beer.

www.facebook.com/craftbeerdublin

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 24 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Solar Wind – Astronomical Lecture

20:00, Mon 24 Feb

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

“It’s Blowing the Solar Wind” by John Flannery is the February Lecture of the Irish Astronomical Society (IAS). All are welcome and admission is free.

“It is only in the last couple of decades that we have truly realised the complexity of the Earth-Sun environment. The solar wind that buffets our planet carries secrets about our daytime star that we are now only beginning to decipher. In this talk we will learn more about the Earth-Sun relationship and how the solar wind has a profound influence on planetary atmospheres, our electronics-dependent world, and our galactic environment.”

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 24 Feb

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.

This week the line-up is Greta Gertler (Australia, Based in NY), Handsome Handsome, Edisons, Fox Owl Crow, Lunar, Tigrane Minassian.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/song-cycle-w-greta-gertler-handsome-handsome-more/

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 24 Feb

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 24 Feb

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

Crafty Mondays – Open Mic

21:00, Mon 24 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Crafty Monday Sessions is an Open Mic night for acoustic singer/songwriters and original bands. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCraftyMondaySessions

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 24 Feb

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

Tuesday 25 Feb

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AONTAS – Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Tue 25 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The eighth nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 24 Feb-01 Mar. The Adult Learners’ Festival is a celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

The Festival will provide events from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn. AONTAS believes that all adults in Ireland should have equal access to learning opportunities.

About 70 events take place in the Dublin City area and you find them here www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity There are more in North Dublin, West Dublin and South Dublin, if you scroll down further in the list that you reach via the link above.

www.adultlearnersfestival.com

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

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

AONTAS – Central Library Events

13:00, Tue 25 Feb

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

The Adult Learner Festival AONTAS takes place from 24 Feb – 01 March and there are a number of events taking place in the Central Library as part of the festival:

+ Mon 24 Feb (13:30-14:30): “Power of a Listening Ear Has The Potential To Turn A Life Around” – Presentation & Workshop with Tony Cooney, Director of G ay Switchboard Ireland

+ Mon 24 Feb (14:00-16:00): “How to become a Volunteer.” – Information & Advice Stand for the Moyle Road Day Centre, Dublin 11 for people with intellectual disabilities.

+ Tues 25 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Need to boost your digital skills to get a job? Do you need training to find employment?” – FIT Information & Advice Stand

+ Wed 26 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Information on Adult Learning Opportunities” – AONTAS Helpdesk

+ Wed 26 Feb (14:00-16:00): Disability of health issues stop you from getting a job? – Employ Ability Helpdesk will help you getting started.

+ Thurs 27 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Jobcare Helpdesk to introduce JobNet, a free networking and upskilling programme for unemployed professionals”

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

The Vikings in Ireland

13:00, Tue 25 Feb

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

A Library Lunch Time Lecture with Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (MRIA, NUI Galway), entitled ‘The Vikings in Ireland: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ will take place. Admission is free.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Library-Lunch-Time-Lecture-Series

Let’s Walk & Talk: Artane

14:00, Tue 25 Feb

Church of Our Lady of Consolation, Malahide Road, Donnycarney, Dublin 5

Let’s Walk & Talk events are 90-minute long walks, led by historian Pat Liddy to explore the history of different areas of Dublin. Admission is free.

“Artane – A Surprising Mix of the Ancient and the Modern” is the next event on Tuesday. (Meet outside the Church of Our Lady of Consolation, Malahide Road, Donnycarney, Dublin 5)

An area, perhaps first settled up to 5,000 years ago, took on new relevance with the arrival of conquering Vikings, then the Normans and finally the English. Discover some of the legacies of Artane’s past and also learn how one dastardly local event helped usher in the Reformation to Dublin.

www.dublincity.ie/Community/CommunityandSocialDevelopmentService/Pages/LetsWalkandTalk.aspx

Guided tour: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

14:30, Tue 25 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Celebrate Adult Learner’s festival with this informal tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats”

Admission is free. All welcome and no booking required.

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

Extermination of the Ottoman Armenians

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 25 Feb

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

“Towards the concept of Genocide (1915-1945): Raphael Lemkin and the Extermination of the Ottoman Armenians” with Annette Becker (Université de Paris-Ouest) This lecture is part of the ‘Europe’s Violent Memories’ Lecture Series 2013-16, organised by the Centre for War Studies (School of Histories and Humanities) and the Centre for European Studies (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies) in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

www.tcd.ie/Communications/events/

Past, present and future learning

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 25 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Lifelong learning stories: A collage of past, present and future learning” Join Dr. Debora Nelli of Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA for a workshop in which participants reflect on their past, present and future selves as a learner.

Admission is free, but booking required via learning@nli.ie

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

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 25 Feb

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 25 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

The Friel Sisters – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Feb

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

The Friel Sisters will perform traditional music in English and Irish from 20:00.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/friel-sisters/

The Quakers – Gig

20:30, Tue 25 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Quakers play in Whelan’s (new?) Folk Club. They will perform the best of Trad, Folk, Americana, World Music. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/folk-club-w-the-quakers/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 25 Feb

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

Every Tuesday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 25 Feb

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Wednesday 26 Feb

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AONTAS – Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Wed 26 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The eighth nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 24 Feb-01 Mar. The Adult Learners’ Festival is a celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

The Festival will provide events from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn. AONTAS believes that all adults in Ireland should have equal access to learning opportunities.

About 70 events take place in the Dublin City area and you find them here www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity There are more in North Dublin, West Dublin and South Dublin, if you scroll down further in the list that you reach via the link above.

www.adultlearnersfestival.com

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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

The Little Museum of Dublin secured sponsorship from Johnston, Mooney & O’Brien 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/

AONTAS – Central Library Events

13:00, Wed 26 Feb

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

The Adult Learner Festival AONTAS takes place from 24 Feb – 01 March and there are a number of events taking place in the Central Library as part of the festival:

+ Mon 24 Feb (13:30-14:30): “Power of a Listening Ear Has The Potential To Turn A Life Around” – Presentation & Workshop with Tony Cooney, Director of G ay Switchboard Ireland

+ Mon 24 Feb (14:00-16:00): “How to become a Volunteer.” – Information & Advice Stand for the Moyle Road Day Centre, Dublin 11 for people with intellectual disabilities.

+ Tues 25 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Need to boost your digital skills to get a job? Do you need training to find employment?” – FIT Information & Advice Stand

+ Wed 26 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Information on Adult Learning Opportunities” – AONTAS Helpdesk

+ Wed 26 Feb (14:00-16:00): Disability of health issues stop you from getting a job? – Employ Ability Helpdesk will help you getting started.

+ Thurs 27 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Jobcare Helpdesk to introduce JobNet, a free networking and upskilling programme for unemployed professionals”

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 26 Feb

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/

The Dublin Lockout – Curator’s Tour

14:30, Wed 26 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The Dublin Lockout – Curator’s Tour”. Curator Nikki Ralston will give a tour of The Lockout Exhibition. Go behind the scenes and learn more about how this exhibition was put together.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Feb

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: Arrugas

18:00, Wed 26 Feb

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

The Spanish Film (with English subtitles) “Arrugas / Wrinkles” will be screened on Wednesday. It is an animated film for adult audiences.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha92648_16_2.htm

Banter: Living for the City – Alternative Spaces

18:30, Wed 26 Feb

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

“Banter: Living for the City – Alternative Spaces” with Dave Smith (Mabos), Orlaith Ross (The Crypt), Laura G Dovn (Block T) & Peter O’Brien (Upstart) will take place on 26 Feb. If you want to attend, sign up here: thisisbanter.com/ Admission is free.

This fifth ‘Living for the City’ Banter outing looks at the alternative spaces we have around Dublin. In recent times, we’ve seen a huge growth in new venues and creative spaces in and aroudn the city which have provided audiences with something other than the norm when it came to entertainment.

www.thisisbanter.com/

Square Pegs – Gig

19:00, Wed 26 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Square Pegs pay homage to Chicago blues, the sound of 1950?s R&B and New Orleans big band and admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-wsquare-pegs-3/

Celtic and Catholic – Examining our Spiritual Heritage

20:00, Wed 26 Feb

Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Braemor Park, Dublin 14

The talk and and discussion “Celtic and Catholic – Examining our Spiritual Heritage” with Rev’d Garth Bunting (Dean’s Vicar, Christ Church Cathedral) will take place. Everybody is welcome and admission is free.

The event is organised by Affirming Catholicism, a movement of the Anglican Communion in Ireland.

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 26 Feb

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.

This week’s line-up is Debbie Black, Bonzai Pipeline, The Jukebox Movement, Brainchild, The Journals, Watch The Sky

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Feb

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Feb

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 26 Feb

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 26 Feb

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

Every Wednesday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 Feb

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 27 Feb

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AONTAS – Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Thu 27 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The eighth nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 24 Feb-01 Mar. The Adult Learners’ Festival is a celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

The Festival will provide events from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn. AONTAS believes that all adults in Ireland should have equal access to learning opportunities.

About 70 events take place in the Dublin City area and you find them here www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity There are more in North Dublin, West Dublin and South Dublin, if you scroll down further in the list that you reach via the link above.

www.adultlearnersfestival.com

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 27 Feb

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

Getting to know the National Library

11:30, Thu 27 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Are you curious about the National Library? – Learn about the library’s collections, how to get a reader’s ticket, and how to use the NLI. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 27 Feb

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

AONTAS – Central Library Events

13:00, Thu 27 Feb

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

The Adult Learner Festival AONTAS takes place from 24 Feb – 01 March and there are a number of events taking place in the Central Library as part of the festival:

+ Mon 24 Feb (13:30-14:30): “Power of a Listening Ear Has The Potential To Turn A Life Around” – Presentation & Workshop with Tony Cooney, Director of G ay Switchboard Ireland

+ Mon 24 Feb (14:00-16:00): “How to become a Volunteer.” – Information & Advice Stand for the Moyle Road Day Centre, Dublin 11 for people with intellectual disabilities.

+ Tues 25 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Need to boost your digital skills to get a job? Do you need training to find employment?” – FIT Information & Advice Stand

+ Wed 26 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Information on Adult Learning Opportunities” – AONTAS Helpdesk

+ Wed 26 Feb (14:00-16:00): Disability of health issues stop you from getting a job? – Employ Ability Helpdesk will help you getting started.

+ Thurs 27 Feb (13:00-15:00): “Jobcare Helpdesk to introduce JobNet, a free networking and upskilling programme for unemployed professionals”

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Inside the mind of a psychopath

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 27 Feb

National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1

“In the Psychologists’ Chair – Inside the mind of a psychopath” is the first talk in a new series of talks at the National College of Ireland. All talks in the series will delve into the different, fascinating areas of psychology. You will hear from expert speakers about cyber bullying, childhood development and this first talk will bring you inside the mind of a psychopath.

The speaker: Dr. Daniel Boduszek (PhD, CPsychol, FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Psychology and Director of the Quantitative Research Methods Training Unit (QRM-TU) at the University of Huddersfield. Daniel is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Journal of Criminal Psychology.

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

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/61/Default.aspx

Cultural Amnesia: China and the West

13:10, Thu 27 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Lunchtime Talk “Cultural Amnesia: China and the West” with Jerusha McCormack and John G.Blair, Visiting Professors of Beijing Foreign Studies University. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Navigating the Hidden Job Market – Talk

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 27 Feb

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

“Thinking Outside the Box for Successful Job Searching – Navigating the Hidden Job Market” is the neyt talk in the Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme 2014. It will be presented by Caroline Matthews (Career Coach).

Admission is free, but booking is recommended via 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie/

Behind the Scenes: Tour of the Conservation Studios

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 27 Feb

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 current conservation projects. Adult event. Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6777444

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4168

Interactive Tour – Print Museum

14:30 – 16:00, Thu 27 Feb

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

As part of the Adult Learners’ Festival, learners from the Culture & Heritage Studies Course at the National Print Museum will deliver a special interactive tour of the Museum’s permanent collection. As part of this combined training and work experience course, all learners train in tour guiding in the museum and are now keen to demonstrate their newly accomplished tour-guiding skills during the festival.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Chess Challeng by Grand Master Alexander Baburin

17:00 – 19:00, Thu 27 Feb

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

Chess Grand Master Alexander Baburin presents a lecture on chess followed by simultaneous chess play for all ages. The event is part of the Festival of Russian Culture. Admission is free. Booking is recommended at 01-8421890

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

Flood – Public Art Commission Launch

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Feb

Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Dublin City Council’s Public Art Programme, in association with the Geographical Society of Ireland and UCD, Cultúr Lab, is inviting to an evening of talks to mark the launch of a new public art commission FLOOD, which invites proposals for public artwork(s) that respond to the work of the OPW and DCC in creating flood defences along the river Dodder. This work has been undertaken in response to flooding caused by extreme weather events over many decades.

Admission to the event is free, but there are only 100 tickets available.
Find details about the speakers and book here www.eventbrite.ie/e/flood-tickets-10539450781?ref=devg

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Feb

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

George Orwell: English Rebel

19:00, Thu 27 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“George Orwell: English Rebel” Boston College and the National Library of Ireland invite you to this public lecture by Robert Colls, Professor of Cultural History at De Montfort University Leicester, and the discussion chaired by John Brannigan, University College Dublin about the real George Orwell.

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

Pete Pamf – Gig

19:00, Thu 27 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Pete Pamf will perform in the Live from The Window slot. Admission is free.

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 27 Feb

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session is back and has moved to the Tap Bar.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 27 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 27 Feb

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 27 Feb

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

The Cabin Sessions take place again, featuring “The Cabin Crew” with Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica).

Special Guests: Jasper Rua (contemporary guitar), Ciara O’Connor (contemporary folk), Lynda Lucas & The Natural Born Heathens (Americana).

Admission is free.

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 27 Feb

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 27 Feb

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.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Zebra Club: Fears / Redwoods / Skyward – Gig

22:30, Thu 27 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

ZEBRA

Every Thursday At Midnight in Whelan’s, the Zebra Club takes place. This week it features the following bands: Fears, Redwoods, Skyward Rifles. CLUB ZEBRA DJs follow the live performance.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/zebra-w-carriages-fears/

Friday 28 Feb

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AONTAS – Adult Learners’ Festival

09:00, Fri 28 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The eighth nationwide Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 24 Feb-01 Mar. The Adult Learners’ Festival is a celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation.

The Festival will provide events from information sessions, taster workshops, sample lectures to small gatherings of people who love to learn. AONTAS believes that all adults in Ireland should have equal access to learning opportunities.

About 70 events take place in the Dublin City area and you find them here www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/county.html#dublincity There are more in North Dublin, West Dublin and South Dublin, if you scroll down further in the list that you reach via the link above.

www.adultlearnersfestival.com

Hats Off in Farmleigh – Feltmakers Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Fri 28 Feb

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Feltmakers Ireland invite to the exhibition “Hats Off in Farmleigh”, an exhibition of work by Feltmakers who are members of that organisation. It also features a film on feltmaking made by Hungarian Felt Artist Judit Pocs.

There will be short talks every day about Feltmakers Ireland and about the craft of felt. The exhibition is a showcase of the amazing felted hats that members have designed and made.

The exhibition only runs from 28 Feb till 02 March and opening hours are from 10:00-17:00. Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30258,en.html

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 28 Feb

60 Camden Street, Dublin 2

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) is back in a new location. The Marcade is now in Camden Street next to Daintree Paper and opposite the Centra and off-license there. It takes place every Thurs-Sun and is a flea-market-type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 28 Feb

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

Lollipop Day 2014

12:30 – 15:30, Fri 28 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Lollipop Day involves thousands of volunteers throughout Ireland selling lollipops to raise funds and support for oesophageal (throat) cancer. Ireland has one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer in Europe among men and women.

On Friday the Lollipop Day volunteers are helped by the Dublin Gospel Choir to celebrate Lollipop Day in Henry Street (outside Arnott’s) from 12:30-13:45 and later from 14:45-15:30 in the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.

www.facebook.com/lollipopday

Pipeworks Organ Recital with Mark Duley

18:45 – 19:15, Fri 28 Feb

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

This is a free organ recital by Mark Duley in the Main Auditorium of the National Concert Hall.

Admission is free, but booking is advised via the National Concert Hall’s ticket desk (01-4170000) or online on the page below.

nch.ie/Online/RTENSOPipeworks28Feb14

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 28 Feb

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Names of contributors are taken from 19:00, so arrive early if you want to perform. It is a BYOB event. Admission is free but donations are very welcome.

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 Feb

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

State Of Rock – Gigs

20:00, Fri 28 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Pinkman Promotions & Management in association with Musical Youth Foundation brings you State of Rock, featuring Handsome Handsome, Makings, Kapitals & The Ourz. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Billy’s Boots – Gig

21:00, Fri 28 Feb

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Billy’s Boots are an Irish band based in Dublin. They play a mixture of original music and cover songs, with a sound that incorporates rock, soul & blues, motown and funk. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Sessions

21:00, Fri 28 Feb

Gub Dandy’s in Bradys Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night hosted by Keith McLoughlin in Gub Dandy’s at the side of Brady’s Pub Terenure. The line-up is Sue Callaghan, Aidan Murphy, Gavin Mee, Ailbhe Reddy, James Daly & Gavin MacDermott. Admission is free.

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 Feb

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 28 Feb

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live and the DJs Tommy Rash and Fukszy are on the decks until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152000572877753

Wood Burning Savages – Gig

22:30, Fri 28 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Wood Burning Savages will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour. Admission is free if you are there before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-w-the-wood-burning-savages/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

16+22+23 February

There will be 3 guided walks in the Dublin Mountains in February. The walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain partnership and vary from easy to moderate. Have a look at their webpage for all details and make sure you register in time if you want to take part.
All details can be found on the website www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1 All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin International Film Festival: 13-23 Feb

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