Dublin Event Guide 354: Five Lamps Art Festival, Dublin Flea Market, One City One Book, Green Drinks Dublin

March 29th, 2014
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 354 | 28 March 2014

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Hi all!

This Saturday we will enter Summertime again when the clock will be put an hour forward at 01:00 on Saturday night. The weather doesn’t play along yet, we are still waiting for Spring, but hopefully it will catch up soon and give us some warmth again. All event organiser still do the wise – and safe – thing and keep the events in doors for another little while, but it won’t be much longer.

Two things dominated the week for me. One was that Facebook has indicated that they will change their algorithm again and where Facebook in the past was the main channel to reach out to people that hadn’t heard about the Dublin Event Guide yet, now this route will become less and less successful. If anybody has a good idea how we can reach lots of people to tell them about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), please let me know.

The other issue that occupied my mind is money. March was a bad month. Less of you donated and so only EUR 100 came together. That means I will have to take EUR 70 from my salary to pay so that I can send the weekly e-mail magazine to you. And it is getting worse. For the first time in the history of the Dublin Event Guide, there were two consecutive weeks were not a single person supported my work with a donation. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm

So this week, I have to do what I really really don’t like: I have to beg for money. Please, dear readers, help the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. If EVERY subscriber gave just one Euro per year, this would not only cover the cost but also give me the chance to turn this weekly publication into something even better and more helpful. Unfortunately it won’t ever happen that every body will help, so that means the heavy lifting has to be done by a small minority.

If you are one of the people that your friends and family know as a do-er, not a talker, as someone others trust and call reliable, then you are the one who can help the Dublin Event Guide! Please go to: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm A donation of EUR 12 to EUR 20 per year would be super, that’s just 25 cent per weekly edition. If you have more, that’s even better. If you have less, believe me, I appreciate every cent. If you or your company want to sponsor the Dublin Event Guide in return for advertisement or other help, then lets talk! Contact me at dublineventguide@gmail.com

And finally: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 20,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 44,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, Living Social, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 170 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

This week’s Feel Good Slot is a very short video clip. Elvis de Leon tells his story and asks what would you do if you got every day $84,600 but all the money would be gone the next day and you will get another $84,600. Would you every day try to make best use of it? You can’t keep it, you can’t carry it over.

84,600 is the number of seconds we have every day! Do you make the most of it? You know can’t carry it over. You get another 84k the next day, but the ones from the previous day are gone forever. Make good use of them!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA4Ce1qOSXw

Thanks to Barry R for sending this clip to me! If you also come across something, a thought, an idea, a question, a saying or a videclip or a song that could fit here, send it to dublineventguide@gmail.com

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Support

This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

For the second week in a row, not a single person helped with a donation. :-( This is getting serious!

Every bit counts and YOUR help is absolutely needed too to ensure that you – and everyone else – will continue to get the Dublin Event Guide every week.

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 170 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide: Margaret B, Sinead D, Nicola R, Marta T, Adeline P, Clodagh O’C, Roisin R, Martin O’S, Aisling L, Ruth G, Marian T, David S, Christina M, Claire F, Peter D, Emma N, Agnes C, Flora F, Karl F, Raymond M, Rafika K, Natalija B, Nicola WN, A C, Hazel L, Amanda L, Brendan McC, Filippo G, Laura B, Lucas C, Colin B, Brendan H, Valentina B, Mark R, Jun S, Joe G, Helen G, Eoin O’B, Clodagh O’C, Aine G, Majella M, Gareth N, Pat M, Conor O’H, Torlach OC, Belinda B, Paul B, Daire McC, Tom McI, Mary B, Rita B, Kostas R, Derek L, Johan S, Sheila H, Joseph O’L, Hoai L, Elizabeth P, Hugh C, Lorraine F, Frieda K, George K, Tony B, Peter B, Seamus C, Jenny M, Tara R, Deirdre G, John F, Mark G, Orlagh O’F, Méabh C, Meav NiM, Anna P, Vera G, John R, Nicole W, Margo C, Eamonn U, Pamela McH, Joel B, Gerard Ph, Fiona F, Yvonne O’S, Gabriel K, Luis F, Claire D, Nicola F, Eimear MacH and Barry M, Kirsten D, Roisin K, Sharon C, Thomas S, Cyril M, Patricia O’N, Ju Yearn S, Clodagh C, Caitriona L, Brian O’C, Geraldine R, Aiden B, Jacinta O’B, Sophie P-L, Mairin M, Wendy C, Seamus C, Mary K, Carla B, Fiona O’R, Karen O’G, Emeline J, Noelle H, Sean N, Marta T, Aine C, Sabrina L, Brian H P, Fiona M, Bridget W, Paul M, Sarah S, Pam C, Colette C, Paul A, Brian C, Anne R, Deirdre B, Oliver M, Kostas R, Elaine K, Mark C, James E, Sarah H, Karl C, Melanie B, Donna M, Kathleen S, Arthur D, Stephen H, Karen H, Nikki D, Mark G, Margaret W, Serena F, Mark R, Zelie McG, Sean S, Caroline S, Patrick O’C, Christian K, Magdalena S, Fidelma M, Tania Z, Louise Q, Barbara Q-B, Catherine G, Tony B, Yvonne C, Mark G, Bridget W, Catherine E, Michelle M, Eoin O’S, Adeline P, Kay G, Claire F, Anto K, Sebastian B, Justin McC, Sophie P-L, David M, Mark G, Eamonn H, Sharon K, Michele M, Joseph F, Siobhann Q, Clodagh O’C, Susan B, Bill G, Joe R, Catherine O’S, Tom McM, Donald M, Martina D, Pascale N, Carol McN and Meret C, Linda T, Mark G, Cathal F, Brendan M, Mary F, Dermot N, Emma S, Fiona D, Joan S and the Dublin Cycling Campaign (www.dublincycling.ie), www.GravitationalFX.ie (An Irish Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing who offer affordable web design), www.FlamencoIndalo.com (A group that supports and promotes the art of Flamenco in Ireland.), www.oliviercornetgallery.com (A brand new Art Gallery in Temple Bar), www.Festivals.ie (Ireland’s festivals website, with key information on festivals in Ireland, UK and Europe), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, on the search for a new venue), www.cfcp.ie (The Centre for Creative Practices is the the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting immigrant, experimental and emerging artists among the local arts scene and audiences). The main sponsor is www.KravMagaIreland.com, the self-defence training centre for everyone, which provides regular 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners.

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

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Joergs Picks

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

This week you should check out the Five Lamps Art Festival, Dublin Flea Market, Dublin: One City One Book and Green Drinks Dublin.

There are lots and lots of other events, but for a change and because I am running out of time, I will let you have a look through them this week.

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Competitions

Retro Toons – Cartoon Screening

Sat 05 April – 12:00
The Harbour Playhouse, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

A “Retro Toons” morning will take place in the Harbour Playhouse on Sat 05 April. Watch old cartoons like The Turtles, Animaniacs, Road Runner, Looney Tunes, etc.! This a WYOP event: Wear your own Pyjamas! You can chill out on the cartoon decorated duvets and enjoy the free cereal (e.g. Choco Pops, Frosties,, etc). Bring your own juice (BYOJ) and get in for just EUR 3 admission.

One Dublin Event Guide reader can win a pair of tickets for this event, so if you always wanted to turn the time back and enjoy these great old cartoons again in the right atmosphere, then this event is made for you. To enter the competition, send an e-mail with subject TOONS to dublineventguide@gmail.com Make sure that the body of the mail contains your full name and your mobile phone number. Your e-mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Thurs 27 March.

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Promote your product or (non-free) event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 20,000 people with your product promotion or your event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options.

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Dublin One City One Book

Dublin One City One Book is a yearly project that is meant to encourage everyone in the city to read the same book during the month of April.

In the past books like James Plunkett’s “Strumpet City”, “Dubliners” by James Joyce or “Dracula” by Bram Stoker were the chosen books. This year, however, a completely different type of book was selected: “If Ever You Go: a map of Dublin in poetry and song” will be the One City One Book choice for April 2014 and it seemingly was published just in time for the event. [Are we running out of good books??]

It is a collection of poems, ballads and songs (edited by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth) from a range of literary luminaries connected with Dublin. The book is arranged street by street “so the reader is continually making new connections and discoveries on a virtual tour of the City of Words.”

It includes writing by Swift, Synge, Yeats, Joyce, Kavanagh and Ó Direáin as well as Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Dermot Bolger, Paula Meehan, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Derek Mahon. There are also songs and ballads from Dublin’s colonial past, verses by leaders of the 1916 Rising, and portraits of the modern city with Spire and Luas tram.

I haven’t seen the book yet, so can’t assess it, but from the description it sounds a little like the desperate search for a book resulted in the creation of a hotchpotch of writings. Let’s hope the first impression is completely wrong!

All events, that are part of One City One Book, are listed here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Newest biggest Attraction in Dublin: Whiskey!?

It seems that the newest biggest attraction in Dublin is …. Whiskey! Soon there will be THREE or even four “Whiskey visitor places” in Dublin. The Jameson Old Distillery near Smithfield Plaza is already well established and gets lots of visitors.

Now a planning permission for opening a new distillery and a visitor centre in historic St James’s Church in the Liberties has been lodged by Alltech, an animal food company that also produces Kentucky Bourbon.

Teelings, already a whiskey producer, also wants to open a distillery in the Liberties, together with a “tourist experience“, which is expected to attract up to 100,000 visitors annually.

And elsewhere a distillery-less Whiskey museum will open in August: Extreme Ireland, a company that also runs Tourism Offices and Day Tours is turning five rooms above the James Fox cigar shop (and above their Toursit Office) at College Green into a Whiskey museum

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre open 7 days again

The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from January until now, but from 01 April it will be open 7 days every week again. So, if you are in Phoenix Park during the week, you can drop in again. ;-) www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorcentre/

Eventbrite adds feature for selling Reserved Seating

Eventbrite is a great self-service ticketing platform, but fo venues where you want to have reserved/assigned seating they couldn’t really provide a suitable solution. This has changed now with a great new feature: Eventbrite’s Seat Designer, is a new interface that provides organizers easy-to-use seat planning. In other words, you create the layout of the seating in the way you know it from seating plans for big concert venues and can then sell different levels of seating for different prices and can assign seats at the time tickets are bought.

And remember that until 15 April Eventbrite will charge no ticketing fees for new organisers in Ireland. Publish any 2014 event before 15 April and you pay no service charges to Eventbrite (online payment processing fees are out of Eventbrite’s control and therefore will still apply).

Register before 15 April and start using Eventbrite’s service here: www.eventbrite.ie/r/devg

A short video clip shows how powerful the Seat Designer is: vimeo.com/87748222

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:

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg for Book Depository and
www.amazon.co.uk/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=ur2&tag=dubeveguiforf-21 for Amazon

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.

And if you want to buy from
Groupon use this www.awin1.com/cread.php?s=344250&v=4345&q=162396&r=140544 or for
LivingSocial use this www.awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=4319&id=140544

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.

Bonsai at the Botanic Gardens

Daily until 23 April

National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

An extensive exhibition of Bonsai from Andrew J Murray’s collection will be on display in the Teak House throughout April. Watch the Bonsai burst back into life, displaying the spring foliage of maples, cherries and many other interesting plants. Admission is free. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Celtic Legend by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly

27 Mar – 24 Apr (12:00-18:00)

Doorway Gallery, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

The Doorway Gallery isinviting to an exhibition by Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly called ‘Celtic Legend’. There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the artist on Saturday 29 March.

www.thedoorwaygallery.com/

Surrealist Paintings – Tom Mathews

03-19 April (Opening Thurs 03 April 18:30.20:30)

Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6

The Ranelagh Arts Centre are inviting to an exhibition of new work by Tom Mathews, entitled Surrealist Paintings. Tom Mathews has had over thirty solo exhibitions of his work, and his paintings have been exhibited widely. The show will be launched by James Hanley RHA and will run from 03-19 April. Admission is free.

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 29 Mar

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/

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Sat 29 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

Family History Day

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 29 Mar

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

The annual Family History Day is a full day of lectures for everybody interested in family history. There will be a mix of practical information and case studies suitable for beginners and if you are more experienced in genealogical research.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but come early to get your place. Find all details at

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/family_history_2014.aspx

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 29 Mar

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 29 Mar

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Mar

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 Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 29 Mar

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

Developing a ‘Declaration for a New Republic’

10:30 – 12:30, Sat 29 Mar

Liberty Hall, 33 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

“”Claiming Our Future” is a national broad based non-party political network made up of individuals and organisations across civil society. At our inaugural conference in the RDS in 2010 over 1000 participants identified the values of equality, environmental sustainability, participation, accountability and solidarity that should be at the heart of a new Ireland.Building on the commitment to these core values, Claiming Our Future is planning to develop a ‘Declaration for a New Republic’. The development of this will take place between now and 2016 and will involve as many people as possible.”

The event in Liberty Hall will be an Open Meeting about this declaration. Admission is free.

www.claimingourfuture.ie/events/2014/03/29/dublin-open-meeting-developing-a-declaration-for-a/

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 29 Mar

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/

Oxendales Beauty & Style Workshops & Fashion Shows

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Mar

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The “What’s Your Style?” Oxendale Beauty/Style/Fashion event takes place in the RDS on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free but you have to register on the website here www.oxendalesevents.com/ the event schedule is oxendalesevents.com/event-schedule.jpeg

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103541

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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

Fun Fact or Fiction? – Family Tour

12:00 – 15:00, Sat 29 Mar

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Join zoologist Catherine McGuinness to hear some weird and wonderful stories about the animals on display, like the eel that choked on a frog, and other fun facts. The tour takes place twice (12:00-13:00 and 14:00-15:00) and is suitable for adults and children from Age 6. Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 29 Mar

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/

Lady&trans* Fest Dublin 2014

12:00, Sat 29 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Lady&trans* Fest 2014 takes place from Fri 28 to Sun 30 March and there will be performances (music, theater, films, spoken word, and discussions) and workshops for all genders.

The festival is a “qu eer/feminist D.I.Y. weekender festival” with the goal to “help create a safer space for que ers and rebels” and to “help foster an environment of inclusivity, and awareness of intersectionality”.

All events over the weekend are free.

Venues are Seomra Spraoi (10 Belvedere Court), The Outhouse (105 Capel Street).

Check out all events and workshops on the website below.

www.ladyfestdublin.wordpress.com

Let’s Walk & Talk: Terenure to Templeogue

12:00 – 13:30, Sat 29 Mar

1 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6w

The next Let’s Talk & Walk event is called “Terenure to Templeogue Road – And all because a river”. The tour will be led by historian Pat Liddy.

“The Dodder has played a pivotal role in the origin of various villages in South Dublin. This walk will take in Terenure Village before meandering through Bushy Park and exploring, among other things, the role of the Dodder River in the area’s history.”

Meeting point is outside of the Bank of Ireland, 1 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure Crossroads, Dublin 6W.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones – Animated Film

12:15, Sat 29 Mar

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

The Animated Film “Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones / The Adventures of Tadeo Jones” will be screened in the Instituto Cervantes (in Spanish with English subtitles). The film is suitable for children.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha92655_16_2.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 29 Mar

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 29 Mar

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

Artefact Detective

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 29 Mar

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

Drop-in event for Ages 6+ to learn how to think like an archaeologist and try to solve the puzzle of some mystery objects. The event takes place in the Learning Resource Room, first floor. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

The Siege of the Four Courts – Talk

16:30, Sat 29 Mar

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

On 28th June 1922 artillery shells rained down on the Four Courts, which had been occupied by the IRA for over two months in opposition to the Treaty and marking the commencement of the Civil War.

At this public talk about the “The Siege of the Four Courts”, Liz Gillis, author of the Fall of Dublin, will tell the story of the attack on the Four Courts.

“During the battle some key buildings around the Smithfield area such as St. Michan’s Church and the Jameson Distillery were occupied by snipers from the Free State army. The fighting around Dublin went on for one week with considerable loss of life. Liz has written the definitive account of the battle for Dublin and this promises to be a fascinating talk. Copies of Liz’s book ‘The Fall of Dublin’ will be available for sale at the meeting.”

www.facebook.com/events/655079181225206/

The Poor Boys – Gig

19:00, Sat 29 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Poor Boys wil perform in the “Live from the Window” slot. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-poor-boys-5/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 29 Mar

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

Frank Durand Jazz Trio (Cuba)

20:00, Sat 29 Mar

12 Rutland Place, Dublin 1

Cuban drummer Frank Durand joins Leopoldo Osio (keys) and Cormac O’Brien (upright bass) for a jazz gig. Frank is an internationally in-demand jazz and session drummer and this is a great opportunity to see him live alongside some of Dublin’s finest musicians. Here you can watch him: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gelK1cgK_B0

Admission is free and a donation of EUR 5 is recommended. (Doors at 20:00, Gig starts at 20:45)

www.facebook.com/12Rutland#!/events/1479096005638942/

Galants // The Dead Beat – Gig

20:00, Sat 29 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Galants are performing in the Mercantile on Saturday and they will be supported by The Dead Beat. Admission is free.

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 29 Mar

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event 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 Devils Jukebox – Gigs + DJs

20:00, Sat 29 Mar

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

Earth Hour

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 29 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for our planet organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). During Earth Hour from 20:30-21:30 on Saturday, you are asked to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for your commitment to the planet.

Some years ago, the lights at Customs House and some other public buildings were switched off in Ierland too, but since then the event is duly ignored by the state and relies on your support.

www.friendsoftheirishenvironment.net/?id=26

D-Riculous All Stars – Gig

21:00, Sat 29 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

D-Riculous All Stars are performing in Sweeney’s. I still have no idea what type of music they play, they don’t like telling people anythign about themselves. :-) I guess, though, that it is Indie Rock,

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 29 Mar

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

Ray Scully – Gig

21:00, Sat 29 Mar

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

Ray Scully will play soul, blues and rock in Mother Reilly’s. Special guest will be Wilbury.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

My Tribe your Tribe // Cove

22:30, Sat 29 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“My Tribe Your Tribe” and “Cove” will perform in the Midnight Hour. The gig starts at midnight and admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-my-tribe-your-tribe-cove/

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Wintertime –> Summertime

08:00, Sun 30 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Did you change your clocks last night? You should have put the clock one hour FORWARD, which means that you lost an hour of sleep. We are now in Summertime until the end of October with the great bonus of longer brightness in the evenings,

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Sun 30 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

Mother’s Day

09:00, Sun 30 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

On Sunday is Mother’s Day in Ireland!

If your mother lives in Ireland, don’t forget her if you don’t want any trouble.

If she lives aborad, she won’t expect you to ring because in most other countries Mother’s Day will take place a few weeks later (often in May). But maybe just ring her anyway. She will most likely appreciate the thought that you think of her on BOTH Mother’s Days.

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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.

Oxendales Beauty & Style Workshops & Fashion Shows

10:30 – 17:30, Sun 30 Mar

RDS (Concert Hall), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The “What’s Your Style?” Oxendale Beauty/Style/Fashion event takes place in the RDS on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free but you have to register on the website here www.oxendalesevents.com/ the event schedule is oxendalesevents.com/event-schedule.jpeg

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103541

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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

Lady&trans* Fest Dublin 2014

12:00, Sun 30 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Lady&trans* Fest 2014 takes place from Fri 28 to Sun 30 March and there will be performances (music, theater, films, spoken word, and discussions) and workshops for all genders.

The festival is a “qu eer/feminist D.I.Y. weekender festival” with the goal to “help create a safer space for que ers and rebels” and to “help foster an environment of inclusivity, and awareness of intersectionality”.

All events over the weekend are free.

Venues are Seomra Spraoi (10 Belvedere Court), The Outhouse (105 Capel Street).

Check out all events and workshops on the website below.

www.ladyfestdublin.wordpress.com

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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

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

www.facebook.com/MotherRedcaps.Market

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 30 Mar

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 be part of the Five Lamps Festival: Julie Maisel, Flute, Edward Holley. Piano and Alan Grundy, Guitar will perform with a Flute Quartet.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1108-sundaysnoon-5-lamps-festival

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 30 Mar

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/

Jazz for Mother’s Day

14:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Mar

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Kevin Morrow (vocals) and Luke Dunford (piano) will perform Jazz in the Powerscourt Centre. Admission is free.

www.powerscourtcentre.com/

Polish Guided Tour – National Print Museum

14:00 – 15:00, Sun 30 Mar

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

A free guided tour in Polish will take place at the National Print Museum. No booking required.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 30 Mar

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

Wild Play – Muddy, messy and fun!

14:00 – 15:30, Sun 30 Mar

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“Wild Play” will take place on Sunday. And the event is described likes this “For the wild at heart. Join us as we naturally play in the
woods, climbing over trees, jumping across logs, wading through ditches. For the children who like to get wet and muddy.”

Admission is free, but booking is required as spaces are limited. Contact Andrew on 087 3299936 or email info@owls.ie

www.dlrevents.ie/bio114.html

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Up Close with Music features new Irish music in an international context. The Galway Ensemble in Residence: ConTempo Quartet join Concorde in a collaboration between the two ensembles.

Performances take place at 14:30 and at 15:45. All details about this free event are on the website below.

cmcireland.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/up-close-with-music-march-2/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 30 Mar

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

Sunshine Cafe – Sunday Jazz

15:00 – 18:00, Sun 30 Mar

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

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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). Im short, the line-up is Sarah Something, Cash is King, Silences, B & The Honey Boy, White Rash & The Spear Headed Sparrow Hawks, Karencia.

www.facebook.com/events/1396012280672720/

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 30 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-18/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 Sinead White, Whitetrash & The Spear Headed Sparraw Hawks, Reclaim, Pharaoh Trade

www.facebook.com/events/408310882646239

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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

Rogério from the Brazilian dance project “Forró de Lampião” in Dublin tells me: Forró de Lampião is Brazilian music that has the same roots as Samba and there is a whole culture that has developed around “forro”. Every Sunday, free dance classes take place in the Grand Social (new loation!) and if you are interested, just turn up one Sunday.

www.facebook.com/groups/forrodelampiaodublin/

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 30 Mar

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

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

www.globe.ie/events.php

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 30 Mar

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 30 Mar

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 31 Mar

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Eco Week South Dublin Libraries

09:00, Mon 31 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Eco Week of the South Dublin Libraries will take place from 31 March – 04 April. About 20 events for adults are planned (in addition to lots of School events) and you will find a detailed programme and more information for booking etc here: www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2014/03/eco-week-31st-march-4th-april-2014

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Mon 31 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 31 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 31 Mar

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/

Nelson & Company – The Moving Statues of Dublin

13:00, Mon 31 Mar

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

“Nelson and Company – The Moving Statues of Dublin” is an illustrated presentation by Maeve L’estrange.

Admission is free, you can book at 01-8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Cinephonic – Live Video and Music Art

19:00, Mon 31 Mar

Old Fire Station, 190a Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

“Cinephonic” is an arts event where is a group of emerging arts managers plan to stimulate minds using a dynamic collaboration of live video and music technology. They are interested in the creative relationship between music and video and are inviting to this event in MART in the Old Fire Station, Ratmines.

Expect “an imersive cinemasque live show” and “electronic soundscapes combined with alternative and experimental video artworks”.

Visuals by The Standing Wave Collective and live music by Cult Clone, Thomas Garrett, Dave Flood, David Courtney, Live DJs pbear and dots.

Admission is free and you can bring your own drink (BYOB).

www.facebook.com/events/1433520390227182/?fref=ts

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 31 Mar

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 31 Mar

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

Exploring Mars, discovering Earth – Talk

20:00, Mon 31 Mar

Ely House, 8 Ely Place, Dublin 2

The lecture “Exploring Mars, discovering Earth” by Kevin Nolan, Planetary Society will take place on Monday. It is an event of the Irish Astronomical Society. Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Minding the Mind – Lecture Series

20:00 – 21:30, Mon 31 Mar

St. John of God Hospital, Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan Co. Dublin

Minding the Mind is the title of a public lecture series of the Saint John of God Hospital.

The topics are
* Positive Ageing: A Realistic View.
* What is it About Modern Life that makes us Depressed?
* Insights and Helpful Hints on Managing the Impact on Social Media on Relationships.
* Motivation and Change: What Happens when your Sweet Tooth says Yes and your Wisdom Tooth says No?
* Living Mindfully in a Material World.

The lectures take place on Mondays from 20:00-21:30.

The next one is ” Insights and Helpful Hints on Managing the Impact on Social Media on Relationships” on Monday 31 March with Fergal Rooney (Senior Counselling Psychologist, St. John of God Hospital).

Admission is free. Find the event poster via this link below:
www.stjohnofgodhospital.ie/images/documents/SJOG_MTM_Lectures_2014.pdf

stjohnofgodhospital.ie/index.php/news-events/73-minding-the-mind-public-lecture-series-2014

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 31 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Monday Echo

20:00 – 22:30, Mon 31 Mar

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 31 Mar

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 31 Mar

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 31 Mar

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 01 Apr

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April Fool’s Day

09:00, Tue 01 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

Warning:
As a principle don’t believe anything you read today in a newspaper or online. Once you read it, analyse it and if it sounds slightly farfetched then there is a high April Fool’s risk. ;-)

Eco Week South Dublin Libraries

09:00, Tue 01 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Eco Week of the South Dublin Libraries will take place from 31 March – 04 April. About 20 events for adults are planned (in addition to lots of School events) and you will find a detailed programme and more information for booking etc here: www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2014/03/eco-week-31st-march-4th-april-2014

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Tue 01 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 01 Apr

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 01 Apr

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

Being a Man in a Transnational World

13:00, Tue 01 Apr

Newman Building, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

Dr. Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila is the author of “Being a Man in a Transnational World”, which analyses the complex processes of becoming a man and the strategies used by men to reconcile paradoxes and contradictions that coexist between multiple masculinities and contradictory models of being a man.

Admission is free to this talk and all are welcome.

www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.200951&f=week&d=04/04/2014&sd=Tuesday,01April2014

The Battle of Clontarf in Irish history and legend

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 01 Apr

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Library Lunch Time Lecture Series that accompanies the current “Battle of Clontarf” exhibition in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy continues with a talk by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, MRIA, UCC.

He will discuss “Dál Cais, Déis, Ó Briain – changing places, changing identities” on Tuesday.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Library-Lunch-Time-Lecture-Series-%284%29

Battle of Clontarf 1014-2014 – City Hall Lectures

13:10, Tue 01 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dames Street, Dublin 2

The Battle of Clontarf will be the theme of these lunchtime lectures in City Hall. They will take place every Tuesday in April from 13:10-13:50:

+ 01 April: “That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf” with Dr. Colm Lennon (Emeritus Professor, Department of History, NUI Maynooth)
+ 08 April: “Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin” with Dr. Howard B. Clarke (Emeritus Professor, Department of Medieval History, UCD)
+ 15 April: “Picturing the Battle of Clontarf: James Ward’s Murals in Dublin’s City Hall” with Dr. Joseph McBrinn (Lecturer in History of Design and Applied Arts Belfast School of Art University of Ulster)
+ 22 April: “Commemorating Clontarf in 1914: The Clancy Chain and the Celtic Revival” with Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe (Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual Culture National College of Art and Design)
+ 29 April: “The Brian Boru Harp and its Musical Legacy” with Dr. Janet Harbison (Irish Harp Centre and Irish Harp College, Limerick)

Admission is free and booking is not required. Come early to get a seat (max number of people: 110), doors open at 12:30.

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/City_hall_lectures_2014.aspx

Southampton University Concert Band

13:15, Tue 01 Apr

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Southampton University Concert Band will perform popular hits by John Williams, Adele, Stevie Wonder & JS. Bach at St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free, but your donations for Age Action Ireland are appreciated.

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

Dublin: One City One Book

14:00, Tue 01 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Irish Export Success – Dawn Farm Foods – Talk

18:00, Tue 01 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next event in the RDS Economic Recovery Lecture Series iw with Larry Murrin, CEO, Dawn Farm Foods. He will talk about “Irish Export Success – A case study of Dawn Farm Foods”. More information about the topic can be found on the website below.

Admission is free. The talk will take place in the Merrion Room.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103544

Quantified Self Meet Up

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 01 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Dublin Quantified Self group is for anyone interested in self-tracking. Do you record your jogging times? Or how often you communicate with friends? Or how you are feeling? If you track personal information, hoping to gain insights into yourself or your surrounding world, then this group is for you.

Admission is free, but you have to book at: www.meetup.com/Quantified-Self-Dublin/events/160877252/

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/02/quantifiedselfmeet

Central Catholic Library – Lecture

18:30, Tue 01 Apr

Central Catholic Library, 74 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Brendan P. O’Reilly will talk about “The New Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults”. Admission is free.

merrionsquare.ie/index.php/spring-lectures-in-the-central-catholic-library/

Green Drinks Dublin – Energy Efficiency in Public Sector

18:30, Tue 01 Apr

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

The monthly Green Drinks Dublin will take place in Sweetman’s on Monday (top floor). The event is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust and is a monthly get-together of people that care about green/environmental issues. This time the talk is about “Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector- the Cuts that Don’t Hurt” with Anna Heussaff from Dublin Friends of the Earth.

www.facebook.com/events/632222886852524/

Music at the Abbey Theatre, 1904-1965

18:30, Tue 01 Apr

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

The Irish Society for Archives presents “Music at the Abbey Theatre, 1904-1965” with Dr. Maria McHale (Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin Institute of Technology). A wine reception will preceed the event. Admission is free.

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

Celia de Fréine – Poetry Launch

19:00 – 21:00, Tue 01 Apr

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

The Launch of Celia de Fréine’s poetry collection “cuir amach seo dom: riddle me this” will take place. It will be launched by Micheál Ó Ruairc. Admission is free.

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

Pulp Fiction – Screening

19:00, Tue 01 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s Den Cinema Club presents “Pulp Fiction” and also the Irish Independent short film “Anna” by Director Eamonn. Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/2372/

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 01 Apr

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 01 Apr

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 01 Apr

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 Improrphans – Improv Comedy

20:00 – 22:30, Tue 01 Apr

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Improrphans are regularly performing Improv Comedy troupe in the Workman’s Club and I hear lots of good things about them. Admission to their performance is free, and donations at the end are very much welcome.

The website of the Workman’s Club doesn’t list this gig, but I am assured it will take place.

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 01 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Tue 01 Apr

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 01 Apr

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 02 Apr

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Dublin: One City One Book

09:00, Wed 02 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Eco Week South Dublin Libraries

09:00, Wed 02 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Eco Week of the South Dublin Libraries will take place from 31 March – 04 April. About 20 events for adults are planned (in addition to lots of School events) and you will find a detailed programme and more information for booking etc here: www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2014/03/eco-week-31st-march-4th-april-2014

First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 02 Apr

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

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

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

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

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Wed 02 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

Dublin Women for One City One People

09:30 – 12:00, Wed 02 Apr

Unit 2 Killarney Court, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

AkiDwA, the national network of migrant women living in Ireland, explains that in some areas of the city live now more non Irish than Irish born people and this requires people with different cultures to enter into a conversation to avoid misunderstandings. To initiate such a conversation they are launching “Dublin Women for One City One People”. This project will involve people living in the north inner city area.

You are invited to come to a meeting to hear the ideas of AkiDwA on initiating this conversation between people of different cultural backgrounds. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

To register your interest e-mail info@akidwa.ie or call Barbra at 01-8349851

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 02 Apr

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/

As Easy As (Raspberry) Pi – Talk

13:00 – 17:00, Wed 02 Apr

Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

Dr. Eben Upton, creator of the palm-sized Raspberry Pi computer, will talk about the future of innovative technology in society and the important role of information professionals and educators as intermediaries facilitating technological adoption among young people.

Interactive demonstrations of the Raspberry Pi will take place as well and prizes will be given away during the event. The event is hosted by UCD’s Mature Students Society and supported by RS Components UCD School of Information & Library Studies (SILS)School Libraries Association of the Republic of Ireland (SLARI).

This event is appropriate for both young people and adults. Admission is free, bu tbooking is required via the link here:
www.eventbrite.ie/e/as-easy-as-raspberry-pi-tickets-10889104605?ref=devg

www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?lang=en&dt=d.en.200166&f=week&d=04/04/2014&sd=Wed,02April2014

Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany

14:00, Wed 02 Apr

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany” is a series of film screenings at the DCU Filmclub – School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) and it will take place in the Languaculture Space CG08c.

The film on Wednesday is “Frau Holle / Mother Hulda” (2008), it will be screened in German with English subtitles.
Admission is free.

Find all details here www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/ver/en11677531v.htm

International Children’s Book Day

15:00 – 16:30, Wed 02 Apr

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

To celebrate the International Children’s Book Day on Wed and Thurs, the Central Library runs two events after school:

On Wednesday “LORE: Irish Legends and Folk Tales” will be performed by actor and storyteller Sinead O’Brien accompanied by a Dutch storyteller. (Time TBC) The event is suitable for 6-7 year olds.

On Thursday from 15:00-16:30 an Arts & Crafts Workshop inspired by Mr Miniscule and the Whale, a Polish children’s classic by Julian Tuwim and Bohdan Butenko published by Book Island will take place. Admission is free, for children aged 4-7

Booking is strongly recommended: 01-8734333

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 02 Apr

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

A Journey in Art, Science and Self Publishing – Talk

18:00, Wed 02 Apr

RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next event in the RDS Library Speaker Series is with Alison Hackett, the author of “The Visual Time Traveller”. She will talk about “A Journey in Art, Science and Self Publishing”

Alison’s talk will cover aspects of the development of her book, the engagement and motivation to create it and the challenges faced by self-publishing. This talk will link in with an exhibition of a selection of designs from the book that will take place in the RDS Library.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103464

One City One Book Reading

18:00, Wed 02 Apr

Brooks Hotel, 59 Drury Street, Dublin 2

The One City One Book initiative which takes place again throughout whole April, encourages everyone to read a specific book that has a connection to Dublin.

At the reading in Brooks Hotel, actor Jim Roche will be reading a selection of extracts from the official book for One City One Book, “If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song” edited by Pat Boran and Gerald Smyth. The book features a collection of Irish poetry and songs written by authors like Yeats, Boland and Swift and lesser known writers.

The venue will be the Café Lounge area of Brooks Hotel and the reading will be accompanied by a classical pianist.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-670 4000 or leslieprendergast@brookshotel.ie

Beyond Noise and Silence – Symposium

19:00, Wed 02 Apr

NCAD, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The public symposium “Beyond Noise and Silence” at the National College of Art & Design will explore the intersection of sound art, public space and urban design. The event is presented by Dublin City Council in partnership with the Goethe Institut, Ireland and The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and it consists of three sessions

Tickets are free, but registration is required. The detailed programme and information on how to register can be found here: map.minorarchitecture.org/listening-for-the-city/

On 02 April the Symposium will take place in the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre in NCAD from 19:00-21:00.
On 03 April the Symposium will take place in The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1, from 14:00-17:00.

Héctor Castells – Book Launch

19:00, Wed 02 Apr

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

The book launch for “Sideral, Estrella Fugada” by Héctor Castells will take place. The book tells the story of the turbulent life of Aleix Vergés, DJ Sideral (Barcelona, 1973-2006). Hector Castells will be launching his book. The launch is in English.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha94242_16_2.htm

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 02 Apr

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

The list of performers is not yet announced on their Facebook Page and I am not sure if it will be put up there, but check it anyway.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 03 Apr

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Dublin: One City One Book

09:00, Thu 03 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Eco Week South Dublin Libraries

09:00, Thu 03 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Eco Week of the South Dublin Libraries will take place from 31 March – 04 April. About 20 events for adults are planned (in addition to lots of School events) and you will find a detailed programme and more information for booking etc here: www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2014/03/eco-week-31st-march-4th-april-2014

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Thu 03 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 03 Apr

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

This event has been advertised every month, but I was told that it would be suspended over the colder months and only resume in April. Nevertheless I strongly suggest that you check if it is going ahead if you are interested. The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre will be able to tell you: 01-677 0095

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 03 Apr

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, Thu 03 Apr

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

Idea Translation Lab – Weather – Showcase

13:00 – 15:00, Thu 03 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The class of 2014 Idea Translation Lab Presentations & Showcase takes place. It is a unique opportunity to view TCD & NCAD undergraduate projects & ideas concerning “Strange Weather”. A public showcase and Dragon’s Den-style pitch presentation will result in a winner and the winning student project will go forward to a week-long intensive workshop at Le Laboratoire, Paris.

Admission is free, but booking is required. Check the website for further information and to book.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/03/itlshowcase

In the Psychologists’ Chair – Childhood Development

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 03 Apr

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

The National College of Ireland are running a series of talks that delve into the different, fascinating areas of psychology.

The next talk will deal with “Childhood Development. Just how important are the early years?” with Sheila Greene (Professor Emeritus of Childhood Research, Trinity College Dublin)

Admission is free, but booking is required on the website below.

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/68/Default.aspx

Beautiful Book Bindings – Tour

13:10, Thu 03 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Judging a Book by Its Cover: Beautiful Bindings in the Chester Beatty’s Collection” with Mary O’Riordan will take place.

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

Lunchtime Recital – Piano – St. Ann’s Church

13:15, Thu 03 Apr

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Rena Ammor (piano) performs J.S. Bach’s Partita no 2 in C minor and Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

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

International Children’s Book Day

15:00 – 16:30, Thu 03 Apr

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

To celebrate the International Children’s Book Day on Wed and Thurs, the Central Library runs two events after school:

On Wednesday “LORE: Irish Legends and Folk Tales” will be performed by actor and storyteller Sinead O’Brien accompanied by a Dutch storyteller. (Time TBC) The event is suitable for 6-7 year olds.

On Thursday from 15:00-16:30 an Arts & Crafts Workshop inspired by Mr Miniscule and the Whale, a Polish children’s classic by Julian Tuwim and Bohdan Butenko published by Book Island will take place. Admission is free, for children aged 4-7

Booking is strongly recommended: 01-8734333

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

Chilean Artist Carlos Araya Vargas – In Conversation

18:00, Thu 03 Apr

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

A Conversation with Chilean Painter Carlos Araya Vargas “Carlanga” takes place about the evolution and trends of recent Contemporary Art in Chile. This event is in context with the closure (on 05 April) of the First Chilean Contemporary Art Exhibition in Dublin in the Instituto Cervantes (Exhibition: dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha93274_16_2.htm )

Admission is free. The conversation will be in Spanish with English translation.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha93887_16_2.htm

Girl Geek Dinner

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 03 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Girl Geek Dinners are a chance for ladies in technology to get together, enjoy some nice food and drinks, and have fun meeting other women in their field. Men are welcome to attend, but only at the invitation of a woman – if you are bringing someone or are looking for an invitation, please send on an email.

To register and for a link to the blog and the e-mail to bring guests, check the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2014/03/girlgeekdinners

Lane Ashfeldt – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 03 Apr

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

Lane Ashfeldt will launch her new book of short stories “SaltWater” and will read from the book. The publisher of Liberties Press will be attending, so if you always wanted to get connected, this might be the perfect opportunity.

Admission is free.

The Books That Define Ireland – Talk

18:30, Thu 03 Apr

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Bryan Fanning & Tom Garvin will be ‘In Conversation’ debating “The Books That Define Ireland”. Guest compere is Dr Maurice Mannin­­­g. Admission is free.

What you maybe meant to keep – Talks & Tours

18:30, Thu 03 Apr

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

The National Print Museum hosts an exhibition (25 March-27 May) of Irish political ephemera (things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time) covering general and local elections, referendums European and presidential elections from the 1970s to the early 2010s. The exhibition includes ballot papers, election leaflets, posters, and pamphlets.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a short tour and lecture series with its curators (Dr Ciaran Swan (NCAD) and Alan Kinsella) on the following dates: Thursday 03 April at 18.30; Thursday 10 April at 18.30; Sunday 13 April at 11.00 and Thursday 01 May at 18.30.

Admission is free, but booking is essential for tours and lectures as capacity is limited. To book a place, contact
education@nationalprintmuseum.ie

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/current-upcoming-exhibitions/

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 03 Apr

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 03 Apr

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Thursday.

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 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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

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Dublin: One City One Book

09:00, Fri 04 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin: One City One Book events continue for the whole month and there are lots of events taking place in connection with it too. A website here www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014 lists all the events and it would be silly if just copied them.

So, if you are interested in this topic, go to the website mentioned above to find all details.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/events-2014

Eco Week South Dublin Libraries

09:00, Fri 04 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Eco Week of the South Dublin Libraries will take place from 31 March – 04 April. About 20 events for adults are planned (in addition to lots of School events) and you will find a detailed programme and more information for booking etc here: www.southdublinlibraries.ie/news/2014/03/eco-week-31st-march-4th-april-2014

Five Lamps Arts Festival

09:00, Fri 04 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a great and very successful local festival of the wider area around the “Five Lamps” on Amiens Street and North Strand Road. The festival is in its 7th year and events include a music and fire dance, puppet shows, a Georgian choir, jazz music, combinations of theatre and community art performances, interior design exhibitions, walk and talk events, poetry readings and storytelling, dance, visual art and much more.

Many events are free and the complete list of free and non-free events is here: www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/all-events/

Here are some of the free events (the details you will find on the website), I am only listing the headlines here:

Body and Soul:
31 March: A Conversation Salon: meet other curious, open-minded, open-hearted people and have conversations that challenge

Children:
29 March: Professor Plunger – Street Show
29 March: Hänsel und Gretel – Puppet Show

Dance:
01 April: Day of Dance

Exploration:
29 March: Walk with Terry Fagan – Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto.
30 March: Key monuments on Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Literature:
31 March: Growing up at the Five Lamps – Talk
02 April: Temper-Mental MissElayneous & Andre K’por
02 April: Tree Tales

Music:
30 March: Flute Concert with Julie Maisel

Theater:
03 April: The Merchant of Ennis

And on top of that there are a number of exhibitions.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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

Exhibition Prelude – Grant Watson

13:15 – 14:00, Fri 04 Apr

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

“As a prelude to the exhibition opening of Sheela Gowda’s “Open Eye Policy”, Grant Watson (curator, writer) discusses his curatorial interests on the various contexts that inform Indian contemporary art, and explores the cultural, social and political fabric that surrounds a reading of Gowda’s work.”

Admission is free, but booking is required.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236831.htm

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

14:00 – 19:00, Fri 04 Apr

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Franco-Irish Literature Festival takes place from 04-06 April. On the first two days (04+05 April) it will be in George’s Hall in Dublin Castle and on the last day Sun 06 April, the last event will take place in the Alliance Francaise.

All events are free and open to everyone, but places are limited and first come, first served will apply. There will be simultaneous interpreting in English and French.

The programme timetable is here: www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2014/timetable.htm
On Friday, the festival will open at 14:00 and after that, a Panel Discussion, Readings, a Café Littéraire and more readings will take place. On Saturday the day starts at 10:30 with a Panel discussion, followed by an interview with Yannick Haenel. In the afternoon, Panel discussion, Readings and Café Littéraire will be on the programme.
On Sunday, only a Literary Brunch (11:00-13:00) will take place.

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is in its 14th year and has become a fixture on Dublin’s Event Calender for all francophiles. The theme this year is “Changing Lives” and the website below contains all details about participants and programme.

If you want to download the programme brochure, you can do that here www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/2014/FILF14.pdf

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com

Riptide Movement – In-Store Gig

16:00, Fri 04 Apr

HMV, 18 Henry Street, Dublin 1

The Riptide Movement are for a gig in HMV Henry Street,

www.hmv.ie/events

Pipeworks Organ Recital with David Leigh

18:45 – 19:15, Fri 04 Apr

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

A organ recital with David Leigh will take place in the NCH. He will perform works from Reger and Locklair.

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

www.nch.ie/Online/RTENSOPipeworks4Apr14

Otis – Gig

19:00, Fri 04 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Otis will perform in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

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

Songwriter Club – Meeting + Open Mic

19:00 – 23:30, Fri 04 Apr

5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

The Songwriter Club is meeting again this week: On Friday 04 April at the “Friday Arts at No 5” in Gardiner Row. Doors open at 19:00. From 19:30-21:30 a Songwriter Club Meeting with guest speaker Stephen Brett (Emeraz) will take place and from 21:45-23:30 you can sing some songs at an Open Mic event in the same venue.

“The idea behind the club is to bring songwriters together every couple of months to chat about all sorts of songwriting stuff, share ideas, set up collaborating groups and also to have fun getting to know each other. […] All songwriters, whatever the genre, whatever the standard are welcome to attend.”

Admission is free to both meeting and Open Mic event.

www.facebook.com/events/607589672662332/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 04 Apr

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

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

www.cornucopia.ie

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Party

20:00, Fri 04 Apr

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers are back with their popular public star-gazing event at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount. The new name is now “IAS Public Star Parties”. ;-) Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The moon, Jupiter and its Galiilean Moons are on view and later in the evening you will see the red Mars.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm#dsa after 18:00 on Friday in case of poor weather, to check if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Progressive Film Club Film Festival

20:00, Fri 04 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Progressive Film Club is inviting to a Film Festival from 04-06 April. 21 films, documentaries and short films will be screened over the three days. The festival takes place in the Pearse Centre and admission to all screenings is free.

The general theme will be “Global Justice” and the opening film on Friday is “Peripheral Vision” by film maker Donnacha O’Briain. It is a documentary, filmed over 12 months, that chronicles the experiences of a small group that attempted to mobilize the Irish public against the bank bailouts & austerity.

The festival continues on Saturday from 15:00-21:45 and on Sunday from 15:00-20:00. The full programme is here www.progressivefilmclub.ie/Fest.pdf

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Billy’s Boots – Gig

21:00, Fri 04 Apr

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

Billy’s Boots are playing Rock/Soul/Blues/Motown/Funk.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

Conectors – Urban Street Ska – Gig

21:00, Fri 04 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Conectors are from Clare and they play “street ska and urban sounds”. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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

The Floors – Gig

21:30, Fri 04 Apr

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

The Floors, a 5 piece band from Dublin covering the musical stylings of the legendary band The Doors, will perform in The Mezz. Admission is free and the gig has been hotly recommended to me!

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Alias Empire – Gig

22:30, Fri 04 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Alias Empire will perform in Whelan’s Midnight Hour. The gig will start at midnight and admission will be free as long as you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/the-midnight-hour-presents-alias-empire/

Events Coming Up

Lighting up the Park in Poetry and Song

Wed 16 April – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park

It is still a while to this event, but to enter the lottery for free tickets, you need to send a mail to info@farmleigh.ie with the subject LIGHTING before 02 April at 17:00:

“Lighting up the Park in Poetry and Song” is a night of poetry, drama, song and general craic across the theme of the Phoenix Park. The event is programmed to coincide with Dublin: One City, One Book.

Performing poets will be Paula Meehan, Theo Dorgan and Dermot Bolger,
Music will be provided by Jerry O’Reilly, Eilish Moore, Noel O’Grady, Peter Byrne, Fergus Russel and others and
Drama will come from the RADE group from the south inner city.
Former Farmleigh Writer-in-Residence Peter Sheridan is curating this event and will also contribute.

Audience participation will also be greatly encouraged: Bring your singing voices and don’t be shy.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,30544,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

15+23+30 March

There will be 3 guided walks in the Dublin Mountains in March. The walks are organised by the Dublin Mountain partnership and are all of moderate difficulty. 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:

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This is odd

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

Arghhh! Event Organising can’t be THAT difficult!?

Warning: This is a rant after I have wasted a huge amount of time trying to find out information about some really interesting-sounding event.

When I compile the Dublin Event Guide every week, I only got about 10-15% of the event information directly from event organisers. All the other events, I come across when searching through approx. 400 web pages every week. This process is quite work and time intensive and it could be made soo much easier if event organisers remembered the absolute basics about event information.

Just four pieces of information are needed: What? When? Where? How much?

All event organisers manage to mention the WHAT?, but after that it gets really difficult it seems! :-/ I have received event notices where the organisers forgot to tell me WHEN the event takes place! But the most annoying is when they don’t tell you how much it is? And unfortunately this seems to be an omission that extends from inexperienced to VERY experienced event organisers.

I don’t know why they do that! If an event is free, you would think that an organiser wants to tell EVERYBODY and as loud as possible. After all, it is a great thing! If an event is not free, you would also expect that they are ok to tell their audience because at some point the audience will arrive at the point where someone expects money.

I don’t think event organisers are so cunning that they think “I better keep the admission charge a secret, cause if I tell my audience that there is a charge they won’t come. If they don’t know, they will come and then I can force them to pay.” So why then can’t they just include it in the information about the event?

When doing my event search for this week’s Dublin Event Guide, I found a really interesting event, but there was NO information about any admission charges or that the event might be free. I searched four websites, two event notice pages, two Facebook event pages, the Twitter account of the main person, ….and then I gave up!

Please, dear event organisers, give us all four pieces of information: What? When? Where? and How much? Thanks!!

*Rant over!*

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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