Dublin Event Guide 353: Silk Road Film Festival, Nowruz Festival Family Day, Dubstarts Job Fair, Big Fail

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

No. 353 | 21 March 2014

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Hi all!

The week after the St. Patrick’s Festival is traditionally a little quieter, but there are nevertheless 150 events in this Dublin Event Guide again. That should keep you busy. ;-)

I hope you had a good time last week. It seems that the City Centre was mayhem again after the parade and I wonder what has to happen for the Festival organisers to seriously think about defusing the situation. 200 arrests on Monday is mad. The number of people that got beaten up badly is shocking and probably rightly so, questions were asked about our love for Dublin. I decided to write my opinion about a public debate (or spat) between Trevor White and Ciaran Walsh in the This is Odd section this week, so have a look at the bottom of this e-mail.

With all the St. Patrick’s Weekend festivities you might have forgotten one small, but crucial thing: Last week not one person got around to helping the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. It would be great if you could consider it this week! Thanks!

The bill for sending the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) week after week through a professional E-mail sending company is a relatively low EUR 170 every month, but because I am not earning a cent from this work, I need your help with that. If you can help with a donation or maybe through your company with sponsorship, I appreciate it hugely. ANY amount is appreciated, but I suggest a donation of between EUR 12 and EUR 20. At EUR 12, that’s just EUR 1 per month! If you don’t have EUR 1 per month, then this weekly e-mail magazine is my gift for you. I can imagine how tough it is being in financial difficulties and I hope your situation will improve soon. If you do have EUR 1 per month to help keeping the Dublin Event Guide going, please do so at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm Thanks!

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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 short video about running, that Nadia M found for me. It is entitled “What do you run for?”

Think about it… when something is a challenge and you’re struggling ask yourself: Why? Why are you doing it? And even if you’re like me and don’t run why do you do the things you do, do? Why or what do you work for or towards? Think about it? And maybe it’ll make you feel good again next time when you’re wondering why?

What Do You Run For? youtu.be/JRzY8oFX75I

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

Unfortunately a Dublin Event Guide full of St. Patrick’s Day events didn’t motivate enough: Not a single person helped with a donation. :-( 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.
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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

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Joergs Picks

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

This week you should check out the interesting-looking Silk Road Film Festival (we missed already half of it because the organisers were seemingly a little challenged with the spreading of the word). Then there is a quirky event on Saturday: “For the Birds” is the name.

On Sunday the Nowruz Festival Family Day is probably the main event (The weekend after St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a little lighter in events.)

During the week, check out the Dubstarts Job Fair on Tuesday, on Thursday the Five Lamps Arts Festival starts, and on Friday the Fail Big Extravaganza is worth your attention.

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Competitions

The Master and Margarita: A Fairy Tale of Dublin – Ticket Competition

Wed 19 – Sat 22 March (19-22 Mar: 19:30 // 21 Mar: 19:30+21:30 // 22 Mar: 14:30+19:30)
Smock Alley Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8

The Seventh Land Theatre Company are performing “The Master and Margarita” in Smock Alley from 19-22 March:

It is a fairy tale of Dublin. A tale of love. A tale of poverty. A tale of madness. A tale of magic. Come and dance with the Devil, if you dare … based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Aggie Bryly with music composed by Eamonn Murphy.

Find more details at smockalley.com/master-margarita-fairytale-dublin/ where you also can book your tickets (EUR 12/10).

Seventh Land have made a pair of tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide reader and the lucky winner was Barbara Bates. Congratulations!

And here is more information about Seventh Land: www.facebook.com/SeventhLand

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

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Love the Lanes – Temple Bar Regeneration

Dublin City is asking you for your suggestions on how to show the lanes of Temple Bar some love.

This is the start of the Dublin City Council invitation:

“”Love the Lanes” is looking for new ideas and creative possibilities to help us rethink how we use the back lanes of Temple Bar. Over the years these lanes have fallen into disuse and have become magnets for anti-social behaviour. Our goal is to reactivate these lanes for people to use and enjoy.”

You have until 21 April to submit your ideas. The four selected lanes are very very narrow and really away from the normal walking routes in Temple Bar. I bet that many Dubliners aren’t even aware that these lanes exist. It would be really great to bring them back to life.

If you have some ideas, check out the details here.

RTE The Family Project – Families needed

A new RTE show is called “The Family Project” and the producers at Animo TV are currently looking for families with young children that need a hand.

The Family Project is a show where families get time to address concerns and problems and come up with new ways to move forward. Families are matched up with a known personality that has gone through similar difficulties themselves. Through this show the prodicers hope to show new ways of learning as a family.

If you know any family (maybe it’s your own) that you think matches the criteria just get them to call Sharon on 01 646 8246 to discuss it further or send her an e-mail (sharon@animo.ie). And please mention to her that you heard about it in the “Dublin Event Guide for Free Events”.

Electric Run

This is definitely one of the strangest 5km runs/walks that I have ever heard about. The Electric Run is a night time event were light landscapes, light and sound scenes and runners with glow sticks and LED lights create an “electric wonderland” that focuses much more on the event than on the run.

At EUR 43 per person this is definitely not a cheap event, but some “Electric Run” YouTube videos from similar events in the USA seem to indicate that the participants are having a good time.

The whole event takes place in the grounds of the RDS in Ballsbridge and the map here electricrun.ie/dublin/#ff_s=cXoRR shows an unusual route for a 5km run. It was expected that the event would sell out, but it seems that (at the time of writing this) there are still tickets available. The Electric Run takes place on Sat 22 March at 19:30.

Donating to the Dublin Event Guide for free!?

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

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

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

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

And if you want to buy from
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Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) Thanks!

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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.

Cut it Out – Street Art by ADW

20-23 March (11:00-18:30)

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Cut it out” is a solo exhibition by ADW, one fo Ireland’s most established street artists. The exhibition includes lithoprints, screen-prints, assemblages and installations by ADW. THe exhibition is part of OFFSET2014.

www.facebook.com/events/600867686667291

Landscape Of The Soul: Adam Kos & Andrzej Mazur

06-27 March (11:00-16:00)

Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Landscape Of The Soul” by Adam Kos & Andrzej Mazur is a collaborative show exploring the complexity and paradoxical nature of existence. Admission is free. The opening takes place on Thurs 06 March from 19:00.

www.templebar.ie/calendar/event/landscape-of-the-soul

Urban Perspectives – Lynda Cosgrave – Fine Art Photography Exhibition

13 Mar – 18 Apr

Bleeding Horse Creative Space, 24/25 Camden Street, Dublin 2. (Noon till late)

Lynda Cosgrave’s fine art photography in “Urban Perspectives” examines the inherent colour and light that permeate city streets through the eyes of the two places she called home, New York City and Dublin. Lynda is a category winner of the National Geographic Traveller 2014 Photo Competition. www.lyndacosgrave.com

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/

Drawing Inspiration – An Exhibition of Framed Drawings

01-27 March

White Lady Art Gallery, 14 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“Drawing Inspiration – An Exhibition of Framed Drawings” will take place throughout March and the opening event is on Sat 01 March from 18:00-22:00. There will be live music and refreshments and you are invited to BYOB. Over 18s only (ID required).

“This exhibition aims to highlight the drawing skills and imagination of artists whose work is usually done in paint and other mediums. Drawing is often the starting point for many aspiring artists, so we decided to try and inspire those who admire the work of these artists by showing what can be achieved with pencils, ink and pen.”

www.whiteladyart.com/

Saturday 22 Mar

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 22 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/

Dodder Walk

09:00, Sat 22 Mar

Bohernabreena Water Works

The Dodder is the river that goes from Bohernabreena in the South West of Dublin to Ballsbridge and this year’s Doffer Day will be on 12 April (www.facebook.com/events/1409029189355111/)

In the lead up to Dodder Day there will be some open meetings about the day to get input from interested parties.

And this Saturday a Dodder Walk is planned. The walk will go the lenght of the Dodder, with regular stops and meeting pionts, to help promote and survey for Dodder Day. Participants are welcome to drop in and out at thier leisure. All details are on this Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/764837706860974/

The success of Dodder Day will depend on the number of volunteers that help, so if you, your family, friends or social and comunity groups plan to help, let teh Dodder Action Group know via dodderaction@hotmail.com

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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

Plant Fair

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 22 Mar

St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

The first Irish Specialist Nurseries Association Plant Fair will take place in St. Anne’s Park on Saturday.

The companies selling plants etc are:
Boyne Garden Centre, Caherhurley Nursery, Camolin Potting Shed, Deep Route Gardening, Gortkelly Nursery, Harrington Exotics, Herbs on Thyme/Peony Passions, Kilmurry Nursery, Leamore Nursery, Moonwave Nursery, Mulhall Obelisks, Nightpark Nursery, Peninsula Primulas, Peppermint Farm, Rare Plants Ireland, Shady Plants, Slug Gone, Three Gates Nursery and Two Lions Garden Plants.

There will also be a Farmer’s Market this weekend at the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park.

isna.ie/2014/03/12/first-isna-plant-fair-for-2014-st-annes-park-22nd-march/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 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 22 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

Amimal Tracking Skills

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 22 Mar

Fitzsimons Woord, Kilcross Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Fitzsimmons Wood (meet at the main entrance in Kilcross Estate) is the venue for the “Animal Tracking Skills” event on Saturday.

Learn the skills of tracking animals, through tracing their tracks, fur markings and droppings. Finish the workshop by making your very own plaster of Paris animal footprint to take home.

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

www.dlrevents.ie/bio114.html

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 22 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/

For the Birds

11:00 – 15:00, Sat 22 Mar

The Lab, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

For the Birds is a newly commissioned ephemeral event by James Ó hAodha (IE), featuring a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.

As part of the exhibition, Tonight, you can call me Trish, artist James Ó hAodha has created an encounter with a specific community of interest: Teasing out notions of what constitutes ‘audience’ and ‘exhibition’, the artist plays with the presence of three hand-picked exotic birds, a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.

The birds will be in the gallery simultaneously both as viewer and live performer, activating, intervening and becoming complicit with the language of display, aesthetics, and the mediation of contemporary visual art. Exhibition tours will run every 40 minutes, from 11:00-15:00 (duration: 15 minutes).

Admission is free and no booking required. The timings can change and there might be limited access in the gallery at times depending on the birds behaviour.

Sounds slightly mad? It’s art!! ;-)

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/ArtsOffice/TheLAB/Pages/Gallery.aspx

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 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 22 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 22 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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 22 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/

Cuenta Cuentos – Storytelling for kids

12:15, Sat 22 Mar

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

The Storytelling Session “Cuenta Cunetos” in the Instituto Cervantes consists of four Saturdays with stories. The second event takes place this weekend and the stories “The Boastful Turkey / El Guajolote Presumido” and “Juanito and the Hen that Laid the Golden Egg / Juanito y la Gallina de los Huevos de Oro” will be read.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha93008_16_2.htm

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 22 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/

Tower Records – In-Store event

13:00, Sat 22 Mar

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

An in-store gig with the Raglans will take place in the new Tower Records on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.towerrecords.ie/competition/497

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:30, Sat 22 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

Silk Road Film Festival

17:30, Sat 22 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Silk Road Film Festival runs from 20-25 March and shows films from countries which were once part of the historical network of ancient trade routes, called Silk Road. The festival focuses in particular on Asian, Arabian and Middle Eastern cinema.

Most of the screenings are free and only a few have a very low admission charge (EUR 3), which is great, but surprisingly the organisers only published the programme on Thursday 20 March. Maybe a little late if the events start on the same day? You unfortunately missed the events on 20 and on the main day, on Fri 21 March because of that, but check out the programme nevertheless.

If you like the clumsy issuu viewer you can find the programme here silkroadfilmfestival.com/programme/official-program/
I prefer the simple way of downloading a PDF and I have put a PDF version of the programme for you at this location: www.dublineventguide.com/media/SilkRoadFestival.pdf

In addition to feature film, short film, documentary and animation screenings, there is also a talk (in the Chester Beatty Library) and a photography & art exhibition in the Centre for Creative Practices.

www.silkroadfilmfestival.com

Roswell ’59 feat. Dick Farrelly

19:00, Sat 22 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Roswell ’59 feat. Dick Farrelly is the gig in Whelan’s Front Bar on Saturday. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/roswell-59-feat-dick-farrelly/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Sat 22 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

Chew Your Own Fat Records presents…. Gigs

20:00, Sat 22 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Chew Your Own Fat Records are inviting to a “night of fine Indie/Shoegaze/Rock N Roll, handpicked by us, for your entertainment and ours”. The line-up is Galants and The Dead Beat. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/205092023034689/

D10 Records presents…. Gigs

20:00, Sat 22 Mar

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

D10 Records feature some of their performers in the Grand Social. The line up is Pelicans (Indie/Alternative rock), Well hooray for silence (Instrumental/Math rock) plus guests Future Phantoms (Alternative rock).

Admission is on “Pay What You Want” basis.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/d10-records/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 22 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 22 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

FOAD – Alternative Rock Gigs

20:30, Sat 22 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

A night of alternative rock with Corrosive Machine, Hollow Cost, The Black Pitts, Black Dice and Glad Rats will take place in Sweeney’s. Admission is free. (The event is a fundraiser, so there will be other opportunities to help raising funds, if you wish.

www.facebook.com/events/629097617144968

Dublin Jam Session

21:00, Sat 22 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Sessions are events to gather musicians of all genres of music and at all levels to play, sing or just meet in a relaxed atmosphere.
Whether you are a busker, new learner or a seasoned pro, you are all welcome to come to these Jam Sessions with no pressure to perform or play a particular song, But you are more than welcome.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 22 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

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Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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

Made by Hand – Market

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 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 23 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

Nowruz – The Festival of Spring

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Mar

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Nowruz (“New Day” in Persian) is a traditional New Year celebration at the Spring Equinox (20/21 March). The following communities celebrate the day in Dublin: Afghan, Azerbaijani, Baha’I, Iranian, Kazakh, Kurdish and Turkish.

This year they invite everybody to join them for a Family Day on Sunday on Meeting House Square. There will me music and dance performances, arts and crafts workshop for kids and food and craft stalls.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/NowruzTheFestivalofSpring

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 23 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 feature Annette Cleary (cello) and Padhraic O Cuinneagain (piano) celebrating composer Tom Cullivan with “Tom Cullivan – a 75th birthday tribute”.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1107-sundaysnoon-tom-cullivan-at-75

Chester Beatty – Arabic Tour

13:00, Sun 23 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Arabic language tour with Karma Shawa takes place in the Chester Beatty Library. Admission is free and no booking is required.

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

Chester Beatty – Japanese Tour

14:00, Sun 23 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Japanese language tour with Hiromi Anzai takes place in teh Chester Beatty Library. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 23 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/

HMV In-store gigs

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Mar

HMV Dundrum, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

Two in-store gigs will take place in HMV on Saturday:
14:00 Friends of Emmet
16:00 The Raglans

Admission is free.

www.dundrum.ie/news-events/spend-saturday-with-hmv

Silk Road Film Festival

14:00, Sun 23 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Silk Road Film Festival runs from 20-25 March and shows films from countries which were once part of the historical network of ancient trade routes, called Silk Road. The festival focuses in particular on Asian, Arabian and Middle Eastern cinema.

Most of the screenings are free and only a few have a very low admission charge (EUR 3), which is great, but surprisingly the organisers only published the programme on Thursday 20 March. Maybe a little late if the events start on the same day? You unfortunately missed the events on 20 and on the main day, on Fri 21 March because of that, but check out the programme nevertheless.

If you like the clumsy issuu viewer you can find the programme here silkroadfilmfestival.com/programme/official-program/
I prefer the simple way of downloading a PDF and I have put a PDF version of the programme for you at this location: www.dublineventguide.com/media/SilkRoadFestival.pdf

In addition to feature film, short film, documentary and animation screenings, there is also a talk (in the Chester Beatty Library) and a photography & art exhibition in the Centre for Creative Practices.

www.silkroadfilmfestival.com

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 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

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 23 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

Meet Ragnar the Viking – Family Event

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 23 Mar

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

“Over 1,000 years ago, when Ireland was old and Dublin was yet young, there was a combmaker. His name was Ragnar Olafson, born in the year 950 AD, a third generation Dublin Viking. Join him to hear stories of Viking Dublin and his brave Scandinavian ancestors.” Suitable for ages 7+. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited (first come first served). Meet at the reception.

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

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 23 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 23 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

Kizomba Introduction

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 23 Mar

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Kizomba is one of the most popular genres of dance and music in Angola and if you are interested you can take part in a free introduction class on Sunday from 16:00.

After the class a “Criola” with Kizomba/Tarraxinha/Semba and Zouk music will take place, provided by DJ Alex. The Criola (until 20:00) is not free (EUR 5), but the Kizomba Introduction is free.

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152050979518026

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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).

In short the line-up Kicking Bird, Edisons, Gigabyte, Old Hannah plus special guest.

The Facebook event page is www.facebook.com/events/233152496890761/

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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

19:00, Sun 23 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-17/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 23 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 – Gigs

20:00, Sun 23 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. This Sunday, Sunday Roast will host a Shave Or Dye event. David Judge owner of Abner Browns Barbershop in Rathmines will be making sure all the heads, beards and legs will be shaved or dyed.

There will be Live Music, free spuds and Guest DJ and the event will be filmed by Dubztv.com. This night is for a great cause and all proceeds with go to the Irish Cancer Society. dubztv.com/the-sunday-roast-shave-or-dye-in-association-with-dubztv

Here is the Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/272362556273836

www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 24 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 24 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/

Silk Road Film Festival

13:00, Mon 24 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Silk Road Film Festival runs from 20-25 March and shows films from countries which were once part of the historical network of ancient trade routes, called Silk Road. The festival focuses in particular on Asian, Arabian and Middle Eastern cinema.

Most of the screenings are free and only a few have a very low admission charge (EUR 3), which is great, but surprisingly the organisers only published the programme on Thursday 20 March. Maybe a little late if the events start on the same day? You unfortunately missed the events on 20 and on the main day, on Fri 21 March because of that, but check out the programme nevertheless.

If you like the clumsy issuu viewer you can find the programme here silkroadfilmfestival.com/programme/official-program/
I prefer the simple way of downloading a PDF and I have put a PDF version of the programme for you at this location: www.dublineventguide.com/media/SilkRoadFestival.pdf

In addition to feature film, short film, documentary and animation screenings, there is also a talk (in the Chester Beatty Library) and a photography & art exhibition in the Centre for Creative Practices.

www.silkroadfilmfestival.com

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Mon 24 Mar

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

The Critical Take is the IFI’s free monthly film club.

A panel with IFI Director Ross Keane, Margaret Kelleher and Tom Creed will be discussing Lars Von Trier’s provocative Nymph()maniac Vols I & II, “Wake in Fright” and the sci-fi thriller “Under the Skin”.

Admision is free, but booking is required via the box office at 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/the-critical-take-march-2014/

Rethinking the Smart City: A Primer

19:00 – 21:00, Mon 24 Mar

Dunlop Oriel House, Westland Row, Dublin 2

The next Dublin Art and Technology Association event takes place in association with the Provisional University: Rethinking the Smart City. The topic is 2Rethinking the Smart City: A Primer” and speakers are Adam Greenfield, Rob Kitchin, Aphra Kerr (NUIM), Jim Merricks White (NUIM) and Rachel O’Dwyer (TCD).

Admission is free but places are limited. To book your place, go to the website below.

D.A.T.A 2.0 is dedicated to both showcasing the work of technologists, musicians, and artists using technology as well as providing a meeting point for the intersection of these disciplines.

www.data.ie/

Craft Beer Walking Tour

19:30, Mon 24 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 24 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

Minding the Mind – Lecture Series

20:00 – 21:30, Mon 24 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 “What is it About Modern Life that makes us Depressed?” on Monday 24 March with Dr Keith Gaynor, Senior Clinical 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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

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“My Favourites” – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 25 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 on Tuesday now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 25 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

Introducing Christ Church – Talks

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 25 Mar

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

A new series of lunchtime lectures entitled “Introducing Christ Church” takes place each Tuesday in March. Each session will feature a different speaker. The lectures last about half an hour and will be followed by a short break for tea and coffee and discussion.

The final topic is

+ Tues 25 March: Canon Roy Byrne: “The Silver of Christ Church”

Admission to the lectures is free and the series is supported by the Friends of Christ Church.

www.christchurchdublin.ie

Silk Road Film Festival

14:00, Tue 25 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The Silk Road Film Festival runs from 20-25 March and shows films from countries which were once part of the historical network of ancient trade routes, called Silk Road. The festival focuses in particular on Asian, Arabian and Middle Eastern cinema.

Most of the screenings are free and only a few have a very low admission charge (EUR 3), which is great, but surprisingly the organisers only published the programme on Thursday 20 March. Maybe a little late if the events start on the same day? You unfortunately missed the events on 20 and on the main day, on Fri 21 March because of that, but check out the programme nevertheless.

If you like the clumsy issuu viewer you can find the programme here silkroadfilmfestival.com/programme/official-program/
I prefer the simple way of downloading a PDF and I have put a PDF version of the programme for you at this location: www.dublineventguide.com/media/SilkRoadFestival.pdf

In addition to feature film, short film, documentary and animation screenings, there is also a talk (in the Chester Beatty Library) and a photography & art exhibition in the Centre for Creative Practices.

www.silkroadfilmfestival.com

VOID – Film Screening

14:00, Tue 25 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The Public Film Screnning of “VOID” will take place and is part of the Silk Road Film Festival.

Lebanon 2013. Six Lebanese women representing three generations, each one still waiting for the man in her life who was kidnapped during the Lebanese Civil War and is still missing. Their hidden emotional wounds are opened once again, one day prior to a protest in Beirut to keep their cause alive. (Arabic with English subtitles; 75 mins).

Followed by Q&A with filmmakers Sam Lahoud & Nicolas Khabbaz.

The screening is free and no booking is required.

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

Dubstarts – Jobs Fair for Technology Start-ups

17:30 – 21:00, Tue 25 Mar

Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2

Dubstarts – Dublin’s Technology Jobs Fair, takes place again. Find a job (programming, sales, design, marketing and more) at one of Ireland’s fastest growing companies. Over 30 of Ireland’s fastest growing tech companies will be there and you will be entertained by a Jazz band.

Admission to the event is free, but you need to book here:

www.eventbrite.ie/e/dubstarts-start-up-jobs-fair-tickets-10523960449?ref=devg

www.dubstarts.com/

The Night of Francophone Ads

18:00, Tue 25 Mar

Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The Night of Francophone Ads – an entertaining screening of French-speaking advertising films (with English subtitles) will take place in the Sugar Club and will be followed by a buffet with Francophone culinary specialities at the Alliance Française Dublin.

Admission is free if you pre-register at 01-7018308 or at www.ambafrance-ie.org/The-Night-of-Francophone-Ads (Limited places are available).

www.thesugarclub.com/listings/event/the-night-of-francophone-ads-screening-and-buffet

Nicola White – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 25 Mar

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

The Book Launch for debut thriller “In the Rosary Garden” by Nicola White will be launched on Tuesday . Admission is free and no booking required.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 25 Mar

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Ben Prevos Blue Tuesdays

20:00 – 23:30, Tue 25 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Ben Prevo & friends play saucy Blues & soul every Tuesday

www.sweeneysdublin.ie

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 25 Mar

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

Plateau Sessions – Gigs

20:00, Tue 25 Mar

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an open mic night that features some special guest acts from all over Ireland and this week D10 Records are providing the performers: The RoJ Light, Glasshouse boys, Edel Conlon, Tonight We Live and some others.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/the-plateau-sessions-d10-records-takeover/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 25 Mar

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 25 Mar

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 25 Mar

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

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

Admission is free.

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

Wednesday 26 Mar

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 26 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

Little Museum – Big J Wednesday

12:00 – 17:00, Wed 26 Mar

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 26 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/

Cloud Security: How much is enough?

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 26 Mar

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

The National College of Ireland will be launching a course on Cloud Security with this talk from Jared Carstensen, lecturer on the course.

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

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/66/Default.aspx

Children’s Films and Fairy Tales from Germany

14:00, Wed 26 Mar

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 “Krabat” (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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 26 Mar

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

16 Lives – Thomas Clarke and Seán MacDiarmada

18:00 – 19:30, Wed 26 Mar

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Two new books in the “16 Lives series” will be launched. They are 16 Lives of men behind the 1916 Easter Rising, that changed the course of Irish history. Already published are James Connolly by Lorcan Collins, Joseph Plunkett by Honor O Brolchain, Michael Mallin by Brian Hughes, Sean Heuston by John Gibney and Edward Daly by Helen Litton.

The two new books are Thomas Clarke by Helen Litton and Seán MacDiarmada by Brian Feeney
further 8 books will follow.

The O’Brien Press invites you to celebrate the publication of these two new books. Admission is free, but you have to register through Clare Kelly, The O’Brien Press, Ph: 01 492 3333 or Email: clarekelly@obrien.ie

www.obrien.ie/

A Lost Irish Manuscript Found – RDS Lecture

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 26 Mar

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

The next talk in the RDS Library Speaker Series will see John Killen talk about “A Lost Irish Manuscript Found”.

“Belfast’s Linen Hall Library is the city’s oldest Library. In 2013 it celebrated 225 years of existence. John Killen is its current Librarian. He will relate the fascinating story behind an important, but until recently lost Irish manuscript on which he has been engaged in research. The manuscript has a dynastic and romantic purpose. Assiduously researched, but unsigned, its authorship will now be revealed, 225 years after its completion. John will narrate the story contained within the manuscript covering the history and lineage of a famous Irish dynasty.”

The lecture will be followed by a reception for the launch of a facsimile copy of the manuscript in the RDS Library.

Admission to this event is free, but booking is required (via the website).

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103463

Fractal Music Dublin – Recital

18:30, Wed 26 Mar

ATRL, Units 13/ 14, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2

Fractal Music Dublin present “Recital”, in association with Trinity’s Arts Technology Research Lab (ATRL).

“The Music Composition Centre is delighted to welcome the Fractal Music Dublin to perform a recital in our Agora Series. This event will include a live performance from Philip Lawson on guitar of music written especially for Fractal in 2012, and the programme will be comprised of live music with visuals, and audiovisual pieces. Fractal Music Dublin is a production company that aims to provide new opportunities and contexts for the creation and presentation of contemporary music. Founded by composer Anna Murray and guitarist Philip Lawson in 2012, Fractal explores through innovative programming the shared spaces between artforms, and explores new ways to present music.”

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/music-composition/events

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

18:30, Wed 26 Mar

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

As a prelude to the Franco-Irish Literary Festival (from 04-06 April), the Alliance Française, the French Embassy and the Institut Français invite you to attend a free screening of “Tout ce qui brille” (2010) directed by Géraldine Nakache and Hervé Mimran. The film will be introduced by Philippe Milloux, Director of the Alliance Française.
To book your ticket, contact the IFI box office at 01 679 3477

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 26 Mar

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

Laughter Lines Comedy Improv

20:30, Wed 26 Mar

The Duke, 8 Duke Street

Every Wednesday the Comedy Improv show “Laughter Lines” takes place in The Duke (between Grafton Street and Dawson Street). Normally admission is EUR 8, but for one more Wednesday admission is free.

www.facebook.com/LaughterLinesDublin

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Mar

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 26 Mar

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 26 Mar

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 26 Mar

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 26 Mar

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

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

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Five Lamps Arts Festival

10:00, Thu 27 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 the free events for the first few days, the rest will be in next week’s Dublin Event Guide.

Thurs 27 March:
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Festival Opening Night: 19;00
Roisin Ingle will launch this year’s festival. The opening night will include performances by local singer/songwriter Shaz Oye, the Zurmukhti Dublin Georgian Choir, and a spectacular Fire Dance from Aurelija Kazokaityte. It will take place in Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
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Indian Massage 14:00-16:00: Relax with the Beauty Therapy students from Marino College and get a head massage or back massage in Beauty Therapy Room, Connolly House (Marino College), 171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1. Reservation required (087-9737401)
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Five Lamps Framed: 27 Mar-06 Apr: 09:00-17:00
An exhibition of “Five Lamps Framed” is an exhibition of photographic portraits of people drawn from a cross section of the Five Lamps community. by Cormac O’Connell. in St. Joseph’s OBC, GAA Club, Seville Place, Dublin 1.

Different Light from Swan Youth Services: 27 March – 06 April, 09:00-17:00
Nevermind, That’s Life: A fictional story illustrated through 3D modelled artwork. Writer Skyler Dunne tells the story of Carmen growing up in Dublin’s north-inner-city.
Tattooed Humans of Dublin, a photo series by Owen Butler telling the hidden stories behind tattoos.
Connolly House (Marino College), 171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1
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F25L Findlaters to the Five Lamps: 27 March – 06 April, 09:00-17:00
Griffith College Dublin’s 4th Year Interior Architecture students invite you to “Dublin’s North Inner City under analysis”.
Charleville Mall Library, North Strand Road
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The Lady of the Rocks: 27 March – 06 April: 09:00-17:00
Exhibition of the work of young people from the local community aged 10-14 years. Their sculptures are inspired by the White Lady statue positioned in many Dublin windowsills.
Broadcast Gallery, Fine Art Department, DIT, St. Joseph’s Convent

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Friday 28 March
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Musical Table: 18:00
Fiona Dowling and Andrew Ilsley will turn a kitchen table into a musical instrument that can be played by up to four people simultaneously. The musical table is based on the principle of the African thumb piano.
Connolly House (Marino College), 171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

Music in the Museum – Choir and String Orchestra

10:00 – 11:00, Thu 27 Mar

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

A performance by a 45 strong choir and string orchestra from the Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Chicago, Illinois, USA will take place and admission is free. It takes place in the Museum Reception Area.

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

The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 27 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, Thu 27 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

In the Psychologists’ Chair – Modelling Madness

13:00 – 14:00, Thu 27 Mar

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. We have heard from expert speakers about the mind of a psychopath, the reality of cyber bullying and this next talk will take a look at the role of early adversity in the onset of psychotic experiences.

The topic on THursday is “Modelling Madness” and the speakers are Prof. Mark Shevlin (Prof of Psychology at University of Ulster) and Dr. Jamie Murphy (Lecturer in Psychology at UNiversity of Ulster).

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

www.ncirl.ie/NewsEvents/Events/tabid/493/eventid/67/Default.aspx

The Curious Life and Art of Gerda Wegener – Talk

13:10, Thu 27 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The “Curious Life and Art of Gerda Wegener” with Dr Nicholas-Henri Zmelty (Curator of the Museums of Montmartre) is a talk in association with the Embassy of France. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Shops Lecture

13:15 – 14:00, Thu 27 Mar

Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

In conjunction with the Dublin Shops photography exhibition by Paul Tierney, the Irish Architectural Archive is running a series of free lunchtime lectures.

The next lecture will take place on Thurs 27 March: “Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: A Cocktail for Consumer Craving in a 19th Century Irish Department Store” with Muireann Charleton, Education Manager, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

www.iarc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Dublin-Shops-Lecture-Series1.pdf

www.iarc.ie/dublin-shops-exhibition-and-lecture-series/

The Modern Job Interview

13:30 – 14:30, Thu 27 Mar

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

The next talk in the Career Direction and Development 2014 programme of the Central Library is

“The Modern Job Interview” with career management specialist Rowan Manahan tells you all about the practicalities of the modern job interview.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-873 3996

www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/career_direction_2014_3march.aspx

Art+Industry in Ireland – Critical Discussion

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 27 Mar

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

Dr. Linda King (Lecturer in Design: History, Theory and Visual Communication Design, IADT) steers a discussion with Ann Mulroney (Director, Visual Carlow) and Mary Ann Bolger (Lecturer, in Design History and theory, DIT) about Pat Scott’s contribution to the the development of modern design and visual culture in Ireland. This is in context with the IMMA exhibition “Pat Scott: Image Space Light”.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236809.htm

Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series

18:00, Thu 27 Mar

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The Contemporary Music Centre will open their spring 2014 Salon series in the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall on Thursday. Irish Composer Ian Wilson has curated an international mix of solo and ensemble performers playing works by a wide variety of composers from around the Island of Ireland and living overseas.

The Robinson Panoramic Quartet (Anita Vedres (violin), Robin Panter (viola), Kate Ellis (cello) and Malachy Robinson (double-bass)) will perform

The Quartet will present a programme of work by young Irish composers all members of the Irish Composers Collective; Brian Ingoldsby, A Quart of Beer and a Pint of Insouciance; Éna Brennan, Miniature; Matthew Whiteside, Quartet for violin, viola, cello and double-bass; Jenn Kirby, Now and Daniel Barkley, Pulse

Admission is free, but you need to book tickets via the National Concert Hall web site below.

www.nch.ie/Online/NewMusicNewIreland27Mar14

Organ retention and the role of families

18:00, Thu 27 Mar

Tercentenary Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Annual Swan lecture 2014 will be

“Burying an empty shell: Organ retention, consent and the role of families.” with Dr Deirdre Madden, Senior Lecturer in Law, University College Cork.

The lecture will be followed by the Launch of TSMJ 2014 and a reception.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Hannah Archbold (archbolh@tcd.ie or 01-8962893)

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/29272.html

“My Favourites” – Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 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 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

Square Pegs – Gig

19:00, Thu 27 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Square Pegs are performing Chicago Blues, 50?s R&B, New Orleans Blues in Whelan’s Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-square-pegs-4/

The Stinging Fly – Spring Issue Launch

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 27 Mar

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

The Literary Magazine “The Singing Fly” is launching their Spring issue and you are invited to the event.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir was this issue’s guest fiction editor and as well as featuring exciting new fiction, and poetry, this edition also hosts a Flash Fiction Showcase. Readers are to be announced soon, check the website below for more details when they emerge.

Admission is free.

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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Thu 27 Mar

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 27 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 27 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30 – 23:30, Thu 27 Mar

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

The next Cabin Sessions with The Cabin Crew (Spats Davenport (guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica)) and with Special Guests: Sue Callaghan (contemporary), Mongoose (contemporary), Alan Begley & Spirit Riders (americana) will take on Thursday.

Admission is free.

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

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 27 Mar

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

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

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 27 Mar

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

Friday 28 Mar

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The Ferocious Mingle Marcade

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 28 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, Fri 28 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

Costumes from the Ulster Museum

13:10, Fri 28 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Costumes from the Ulster Museum” with Elise Taylor (Curator of Applied Arts, Ulster Museum, Belfast) will take place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

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18:00, Fri 28 Mar

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Fail Big – Science Gallery

19:00 – 22:00, Fri 28 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

FAIL BIG: A Late Night Extravaganza of Spectacular Failure takes place on Friday.

Join in as the Science Gallery turns into a #FAILBETTER festival that explores the flipside of flops, the desirability of disasters, the magic of mistakes, loveable losers, and the coolness of collapse. This late night cabaret of calamities will feature live music from Heathers, short talks, comedy improv, and short plays… maybe even some games (although don’t expect to win).

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

Sounds like a quirky event and I plan to be there! ;-)

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

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 28 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

Mixed Messages – Open Mic

20:00, Fri 28 Mar

Jack Nealons, 165 Capel Street, Dublin 1

The idea behind Mixed Messages is to try something out that is completely different from the usual format of performance nights. There will be no stage, no host and no introductions. Instead the idea is to make the acts an organic part of the audience and to see what novel ways the performers come up with to use the space without having a single focal point, and grab the audience’s attention without being introduced by a host.

Poems, drama, music, comedy, anything goes.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1397162403881753/

Punk – Lady&trans* Fest Dublin 2014

20:00, Fri 28 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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.

On Friday evening Punk at Sweeney’s will take place with Crusty P (New York), Eris (UK), Fierce mild (Dublin), Rail Yard Ghosts (USA), Fancy Eggs (Dublin), Alien She (Dublin), Gaze (Dublin) and Fag Enablerz (Dublin). For more details about the performers check www.ladyfestdublin.wordpress.com/performances/

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 including the Punk at Sweeney’s, are free.

www.ladyfestdublin.wordpress.com

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 28 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

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 28 Mar

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 Brady’s Session

21:00, Fri 28 Mar

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

The Brady’s Sessions is a monthly singer/songwriter night in Gub Dandy’s at Brady’s Pub Terenure. Admission is free and this month’s Line-Up is:

White Oak Barrels, Carol Faherty, Miriam Donohue, James Guilmartin, Ronan McCauley & Katie Laffan.

www.gumtree.ie/cp-events-gigs-nightlife-in-dublin/the-brady-s-sessions-march-28th-576216695

Lenin and Lionel – Gig

21:30, Fri 28 Mar

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

Lenin and Lionel Pinto perform original songs and covers from Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Don Mclean, John Denver. The Facebook Event Page doesnt’t specify if the gig is free or not, but gigs in Mother Reilly’s are usually free. If you want to check, ring 01-4975486.

www.facebook.com/events/264933560340908/

The Floors – Gig

21:30, Fri 28 Mar

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

Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers – Gig

22:30, Fri 28 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers are performing from midnight in Whelan’s and they are supported by The Riot Tapes. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/keith-moss-the-tightrope-walkers-2/

Events Coming Up

Family History Day

Sat 29 March (09:30-16:15)

Dublin City Library and 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

Beyond Noise and Silence – Listening for the City – Symposium

02+03 April

Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, 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/

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:

Offset 2014

A creative event with presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates and with up to 2000 delegates (Irish and International designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, artists, photographers). will take place. A very interesting event running from 21-23 March, but it is not free. So check it out directly on their website. www.iloveoffset.com/about/

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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. ;-)

Do we love Dublin or not? Actually do we have to??

A debate or a bit of a spat has kicked off in the Irish Times between Trevor White (former owner of The Dubliner Magazine and now director of The Little Museum of Dublin), who thinks Irish people take too little pride in Dublin, and Ciaran Walsh (editor of Le Cool), who disagrees with Trevor White and thinks that we have plenty of pride for Dublin. Both articles are here www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people or if you want to get to them directly you find Trevor White’s here and Ciaran Walsh’s here.

In his reply Ciaran Walsh mentions the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” and other Dublin websites as evidence that there is lots of love for the city. Thanks Ciaran for the shout out!

I find the discussion quite interesting because it is about something that can hardly be defined. Pride or Patriotism, what is that really? Can we really compare who is prouder? I have my doubts.

When you read the articles, you will find that they both make some good arguments. Yes, we should be a little more loyal to our chosen (We all have chosen Dublin to a degree otherwise we wouldn’t live here!) home town Dublin. Nevertheless we have a hell of a lot of criticism for Dublin if you get us going. But on the other hand by living and enjoying the culture here (instead of constantly running away), we are showing plentiful that we ARE loyal to Dublin. So maybe it is a Love Hate relationship?

In the next step this raises the question if we really have to be proud of a City? What is a City? Buildings? Streets? People? Events? All of this and nothing. I love what Dublin offers us through the hard work of some of the people living here. So, yes, I do love Dublin. But I also hate the public transport situation, the traffic, the crime and a good few other aspects of our Dublin. In these categories I hate Dublin (and some of its people). Maybe pride or patriotism is the bottom line result after subtracting the “hate” from the “love”?

What’s your opinion? Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and maybe I will post your mail next week here.

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–Joerg

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