Dublin Event Guide 405: Waterloo Day, Protests (Racism, Water Charges, Marriage Equality), LOTS of gigs and talks

March 21st, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 405 | 20 March 2015

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Hi all!

I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day and enjoyed the short week.

Did you see the parade? I was talking to a number of people afterwards and the common ground was that it is stagnating for the last 3 years. Not getting better anymore! Actually this year the floats were less interesting, the theme “Celebrate Now” has absolutely no meaning and none of the floats seems to care about the theme and the marching bands were plentiful but a lot lower profile than last year. So could it be that the quality is going down? What is your opinion? Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will publish a summary of the opinions I get in next week’s Dublin Event Guide!

Closer to home: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a problem! There are less and less donations and this month just EUR 80 came together from the wonderful people that did continue to support the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). I really really don’t like begging, but more donations are required to keep the whole service going. The money is not for me (I actually don’t make a cent from the Dublin Event Guide.) instead it is to cover all the cost. I am in the process of looking for cheaper service providers, but if you don’t think the Dublin Event Guide is worth just EUR 1 per month, then we have a completely different problem! So if you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 55,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, LivingSocial, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a quote by Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), who was a German (later French) theologian, organist, philosopher, physician and medical missionary in Africa. And he also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. He said

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Do you want to be successful? If you are happy, you will be! And if you are not happy? Then you know what to work on first!

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

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week only Mark Gardner was so great to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really appreciate all the help and keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader! Currently things are NOT looking good: Only EUR 80 were donated this month so we are FAR off the target! :-(

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 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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EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

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.

Have a look at the re-enactment of the soldiers drill at Collins Barracks, it looks interesting on Saturday.

There are lots of talks and gigs also happening this week, but nothing where I would say you must NOT miss it. After St. Patrick’s Day we have a week full of events (nearly 190), but not any absolutely outstanding events, instead there are lots of good ones, so today I will let you choose and if you can’t choose, then do a random pick! It will be perfect and you will enjoy it! :-)

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Competitions

The Imps – Comed Improv – Ticket Competition

Tuesday 24 March + Thursday 26 March at 20:30
Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay + MVP, 29 Clanbrasil Street

The Imps (formerly: The Improrphans) are a comedy improv troupe/show and they run regular events in Dublin. Sometimes the were free and other times they are not. The Imps are fortnightly in the Workman’s Club and monthly in MVP and the next shows are on 24 March in the Workman’s Club and on 26 March in MVP. The Tuesday show is a special double bill where The Imps will be joined by another improv group, the Identical Knees.

Admission is EUR 5 and you can pay at the door, but to spread the word, they have made some tickets available for Dublin Event Guide readers. I have two pairs of tickets for the show on 24 March and two pairs for the show on 26 March.

If you want to win a pair, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with THE IMPS in the subject line followed by the date (e.g THE IMPS 24 or THE IMPS 26). And then I need your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me on Monday at 12:00 for the Tuesday show and on Wednesday at 12:00 for the Thursday show.I hope that is not toooo complicated.

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And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily “test drive” some candidates.]

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Polish-Irish Festival

From Saturday 21 March until Sunday 29 March the Polska-Eire/Polish-Irish Festival will take place. Surpisingly the website www.polskaeirefestival.com diverts to the website of the Department of Justice and Equality (!?), but unfortunately there is not much more than a PDF with the event programme. And this event programme lists a whole range of events for the week from 21-27 March, but not much detail. Maybe these events are not for the public?

Next Saturday and Sunday (28+29 March a number of public events will take place in Temple Bar on Wolfe Tone Square and other locations and I will tell you more about it next week. But feel free to have a look already now and maybe some events this week will catch your attention and you could then ring the number given on the programme to find out more. Even a Press Release that was sent to me didn’t contain any details about this week’s events, so they seem to be by invitation only.

www.polskaeirefestival.com

LiFT Youth Arts Festival in Ballymun

LiFT the Ballymun Youth Arts Festival, is taking place this year for the 10th time and it will run from 23 March until 02 April. All events are in the programme here www.axis-ballymun.ie/_fileupload/LIFT2015%20%281%29.pdf So if you are interested and live in the area, definitely check the programme. It is a jam packed programme of events, workshops, exhibitions and showcases for young people (13-23 yrs) from Ballymun and neighbouring communities. And there is also a Little LiFT programme for younger festival goers aswell (10-12yrs). www.axis-ballymun.ie/

Cycling along the Liffey – Your opinion counts!

Dublin City wants to create a cycle route from Phoenix Park to the Point Depot and to achieve that, some significant changes need to be made to the street layout along the Liffey (especially from Heuston Station to O’Connell Bridge). Discussions about this started already more than 3 years ago and it will take another while (at least until 2017) until the final plan is put into reality. But now is the time when your opinion is asked because there are four options for providing such a new cycle path.

The public consultation runs from 19 March until 17 April and if you are interested in Dublin you should look at the different options at www.dublincitycycling.ie/blog/?p=1479 and hopefully you will have a few minutes to fill in the short 2-page questionnaire (Online Survey) here. You don’t have to be a cyclist or a regular user of the route along the Liffey, your opinion counts no matter what your circumstances are.

The new route will have an impact not only on cyclists but also on pedestrians, bus users and car users. Traffic jams will get longer and slower for some of the options and car park spaces will disappear, pedestrians, buses and possibly cars will be diverted for other options.

Maps, pictures and descriptions are on the website, but if you would like to see the options in person, go to the Civic Offices on Wood Quay, the Central Library in the Ilac Centre or the Dublin City Library & Archive in 138-144 Pearse Street, where you find information stands.

Take part in decisions about Dublin’s future! They will affect you and your families!

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Spring Into Heritage – Events Programme – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is inviting to visit three of their Heritage sites for free this spring. Cabinteely House, The Oratory and Marlay House are the venues and there are guided tours on Tues, Wed or Thurs in the following pattern
+ Cabinteely House: Tuesday at 11:00, 12;00, 13:00, 14:00
+ The Oratory: Wednesday at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
+ Marlay House: Thursday at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00

The Spring into Heritage programme runs from 10 March until 14 May. All events are free and no pre-booking, but places are limited so you have to arrive early.

You can download the brochure immediately here or reach it via this website.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) – would particularly like to bring to your attention. Many events listed here will be free, but there will be a non-free event in the list as well and they will be marked as non-free.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

STUDENT WORLD STUDY ABROAD FAIR – Sat 21 March
The Student World Fair in Dublin is one of the biggest events for students (and parents) to find out more about studying overseas. This one-day fair will be an opportunity for you to meet 40+ universities from around the world who will be able to share what’s on offer when you study with them, as well as to attend seminar pods in which presentations will be given on a range of different topics, from studying medicine in Europe to finances and studying in the USA. More info here. (Admission is free.)

MEET THE BEST EVENT & PR EXPERTS – Tues 31 March
Eventbrite are bringing together the best event & PR experts in Hangar Dublin. Students from colleges all across Ireland will have the chance to support and get advice on their career from industry experts. Free beer and pizza will be available too! More info here

And you can find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

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.

Sol Art Spring Show

Thurs 26 March – Sun 12 April – (Opening; Thurs 26 March)

Sol Art Gallery, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Sol Art invites to their spring group exhibition, introducing new artists Daniel Bourke, Paul Christopher Flynn, Oisín Roche, David Uda, (Duda) and Dave West.

The opening is on Thursday 26 March at 18:00-20:00 with Artist Talk and Wine Reception.

www.solart.ie/

Resonate

06-29 March

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Resonate is a group exhibition showcases inspirational images and celebrates the great talent of Irish photographers working nationally & internationally in the area of fashion. While fashion is commonly connected within its commercial capacity, fashion photography can be timeless and personal – it resonates with the viewer as an artistic image.

The exhibition is part of the Irish Design ID2015 Festival.
www.irishdesign2015.ie/programme/single/irish-eyes-on-fashion

Saturday 21 Mar

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 21 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/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 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 21 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 21 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

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 21 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 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

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 Mar

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 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 21 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/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 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.

Student World Fair

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Mar

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Student World Fair will take place on Saturday in the Industries Hall (Hall 4) in the RDS. At the dair you can meet with more than 40 universities from around the world to see if and where you could/should study abroad. In addition there will be 12 seminars that will tell you more about studying in different parts of the world.

On the website is a list of the Universities and it might make sense to check if there is one that you are interested in before you go.

Admission is free. You were able to pre-register via the website below, but if that option is not there anymore, don’t despair! Just arrive at the door and you can still register there and get in for free.

thestudentworld.com/event-details/study-abroad-fair-dublin

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 21 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

The Work We Do – Exhibition

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 Mar

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

This Women’s Amateur Art Exhibition brought to you by Furies, a new women’s non-profit organisation will be in Pearse Street Library on Saturday only.

‘The Work We Do’ theme is about the work women do and will be expressed through memoirs, poems, flash fiction, short stories, doodles, and calligraphy for an installation exhibition.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/work-we-do-exhibition

AVOID the City Centre!!

11:00 – 15:30, Sat 21 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

With two protests on Saturday, the Anti Racism event at 11:30 and the Water Charges Protest at either 13:00 or 14:00 it is advisable that you avoid the City Centre if you had only planned to pass through by car or public transport. Roads will be blocked, buses will be diverted and most likely there will be long delays.

If you need to be somewhere at a specific time, make sure that you travel much earlier and that you consider the events in the City Centre.

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 21 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/

Chaos Computer Club about data protection – Talk

11:00, Sat 21 Mar

TCD School of Computer Science and Statistics, 8 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

On Saturday internet-activist Frank Rieger from Berlin-based Chaos Computer Club talks about data protection at Trinity College’s School of Computer Science and Statistics followed by a discussion.

The event will be in English and admission is free. For more information contact 01 896 1000 or marguerite.barry@tcd.ie

Frank Rieger, born in 1971, is a German hacker, author and internet activist, as well as spokesperson for the Chaos Computer Club. He is technical director of a company involved in communications security and has co-founded successful German start-ups in the field of data protection, navigation services and e-reading. His texts and essays on the impact of technology on society can be read regularly in major papers like the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung or Lettre International. He has published several non-fiction books, i.e. “Off Work – A trip of discovery to the machines that are taking our place”.

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) is Europe’s largest association of hackers. It provides information about technical issues and their influence on society, organizes campaigns and events and works on publications as well as encrypting services and communication infrastructure.

Frank Rieger is in Dublin to discuss the hacker-film “Who Am I – No System is Safe” with the audience at Cineworld cinema in Dublin as part of the James Dublin International Film Festival on Sunday 22 March.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20491846

The Polish Connection – Drop-in Museum Event

11:00 – 13:00, Sat 21 Mar

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

Drop-in and talk to zoologist Geraldine Breen to discover what animals live in Poland and their link to Ireland’s wildlife. This event is part of the PolskaEire Festival 2015.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for Ages 6+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4604

Waterloo Day: Review of the Irish Redcoats

11:00 – 17:00, Sat 21 Mar

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

2015 is the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington and his Allied Army defeated the Emperor Napoleons’ Grande Armée.

Come to see this re-enactment where the Irish regiment perform Napoleonic drill wearing their colourful red uniforms with drums beating. Meet the soldiers’ camp followers to learn about the lives they led.

Admission is free and no booking required. The event will be on Clarke Square. Suitable for all ages.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4603

Anti Racism Event and Protest March

11:30, Sat 21 Mar

Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Saturday is UN Anti Racism Day and a number of anti-racist groups, civil society associations, NGOs, trade unions and others groupings invite to an event at the Central Bank Plaza at 11:30. This event will be followed by a march to the Garden of Remembrance.

www.facebook.com/events/914901735216673/

Champ of the Camp – Film Screening – Chester Beatty Library

11:30, Sat 21 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The United Arab Emirates film “Champ of the Camp” will be screened (with English subtitles) as part of the Silk Road Film Festival 2015. Admission is free and no booking required. The screenings in the Chester Beatty Library are the only free screenings in connection with this festival.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 21 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

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 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/

Lifelogging – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Lifelogging – Do you count?” is the title of the newest Science Gallery exhibition, which started on Friday 13 Feb and will run until 12 April.

Lifelogging is part exhibition, part Science Gallery Lab where you can take part in research projects and it deals with us tracking ourselves, measuring things we do and logging everything from heartbeat to heartbreak.

Get a taste for tracking as you play games with your emotions, use your brainwaves to sort files, generate music wearing sensors, and explore a virtual world filled with real dreams and memories.

The exhibits at this exhibition are fascinating: There is George Reynolds who recorded his health on paper since 2003. A sensible and understandable version of lifelogging. On the other end of the spectrum is Alberto Frigo who takes a picture every times he holds an object with his right hand. He started in 2003 and plans to continue until 2040. On the surface it doesn’t make sense AT ALL. But when you talk to him, you find out that there is a surprising sense to what he does.

The exhibition contains 16 exhibits some so odd that you should get the super helpful and knowledgeable Science Gallery mediators to help you understand what is behind it.

In one area, every week another group/organisation will involve you in their work (the Lab part) and I will explain their project in a separate event posting in the weekly Dublin Event Guide.

Admission to the Science Gallery is free. Opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/lifelogging

Your Say Whuuut? Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifelogging

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 21 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Wednesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Say Whuuut? Self”.

There will be an interactive installation where visitors can try out us+, a video-chat that monitors conversation and provides real-time feedback for optimised interaction.

What if a computer could understand our relationships and algorithms could suggest better interpersonal decisions than we can make ourselves? When does it go too far? Want to find out who stresses you out or makes your happy? By tracking your overall physical and emotional responses while you hang out, the pplkpr app automatically manages your relationships so you don’t have to!

Us+/pplkpr creators Lauren McCarty and Kyle McDonald are both artists and programmers, based in Brooklyn NY and teach at NYU ITP. Us+/pplkpr are art projects that questions the future of quantified relationships.

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/02/labweekyourdataaestheticself

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 21 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/

Water Charges Protest March

13:00, Sat 21 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The next protest march against Water Charges takes place on Saturday. There are three Assembly Points at Connolly Station, at Merrion Square and at Heuston Station. From there, three marches will all go to the City Centre.

However, there are a few problems:
It seems that the organisers are unsure about the starting time. There are two different times here and here given on Facebook. The 14:00 event is attracting lots more people than the 13:00 event, but I would guess that the REAL starting time is 13:00.
Also there doesn’t seem any central event, so eventually the participants from the three (or will it be six? Three at 13:00 and three at 14:00?)) marches will all end up in O’Connell Street and won’t know what to do next.

www.facebook.com/events/1423005421331105/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

13:15, Sat 21 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Another Qigong Drop-in class with Ching Xu will take on the roof of the Chester Beatty Library if the weather permits. If the weather is bad the class will move indoors.

Qigong is a traditional Chinese form of meditation coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm state of mind.

Admission is free, but places are limited. Suitable for all ages.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 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 at least 1 day in advance is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Chester Beatty Library – Irish Language Tour

14:00, Sat 21 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish Language with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place.

Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Poetry Open Mic

14:00, Sat 21 Mar

Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin

Are you a poet but normally don’t tell anyone? Or do you you just sometimes express yourself through words that might be poetry?

On UNESCOs International Poetry Day 2015, MC and writer Dermot Bolger will invite you to read your work in a relaxed and supportive environment. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.

Admission is free.

www.tseac.ie/events/e/1647

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 21 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

THis week’s family workshop is entitled “Join the Céilí!” with Beth O’Halloran.

The Saturday Family Workshops provide a fun opportunity for families to enjoy creating and learning together through free activities exploring storytelling, music, art, poetry and drama.

Admission is free, but numbers are limited to 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suitable for children between ages 4 and 10.

www.nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/March_21_Family.aspx

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 21 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

In short, the line-up is: Dublin City Rounders, Rocher, Maurice Burns, Russell Hogg.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Low Level X / Psychology by Design – Gigs

20:00, Sat 21 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Rock Band Low Level X, supported by Psychology by Design, will perform in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 21 Mar

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

Every Saturday Robert Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show “Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous; Comedy Attempting Transcendence – probably NOT a cult.” to Accents Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/581660838603146/

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 21 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 Reggulators – Reggae Gig

20:00, Sat 21 Mar

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Reggulators are playing Reggae in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-reggulators

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 21 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

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 21 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

One Horse Pony, an acoustic blues band from Cork, will play a free gig in Whelan’s.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-3/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 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, Sun 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, Sun 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/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 22 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 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.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 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/

Independents Day 2015

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Mar

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

Independents Day is a DIY fair of zines, records, comics and info stalls with live music, exhibitions, screenings and workshops throughout the day.

Music will come from Cal Folger Day, Dowth, Seth Elton, Zoe and Danae, Anna Mieke, Jona Xhepa and DJ Tommy Rash

The screenings and workshops and exhibitions are, however, not announced yet. Find out all up to date information here www.independentsdaydublin.blogspot.be/

On the Facebook Page it says that there is a suggested donation of EUR 2, on the poster it says that entry costs EUR 2. A bit of a difference, but since it is so low at just EUR 2, I decided to include the event either way.

www.facebook.com/events/599820073487651/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 22 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 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 Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Lifelogging – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Lifelogging – Do you count?” is the title of the newest Science Gallery exhibition, which started on Friday 13 Feb and will run until 12 April.

Lifelogging is part exhibition, part Science Gallery Lab where you can take part in research projects and it deals with us tracking ourselves, measuring things we do and logging everything from heartbeat to heartbreak.

Get a taste for tracking as you play games with your emotions, use your brainwaves to sort files, generate music wearing sensors, and explore a virtual world filled with real dreams and memories.

The exhibits at this exhibition are fascinating: There is George Reynolds who recorded his health on paper since 2003. A sensible and understandable version of lifelogging. On the other end of the spectrum is Alberto Frigo who takes a picture every times he holds an object with his right hand. He started in 2003 and plans to continue until 2040. On the surface it doesn’t make sense AT ALL. But when you talk to him, you find out that there is a surprising sense to what he does.

The exhibition contains 16 exhibits some so odd that you should get the super helpful and knowledgeable Science Gallery mediators to help you understand what is behind it.

In one area, every week another group/organisation will involve you in their work (the Lab part) and I will explain their project in a separate event posting in the weekly Dublin Event Guide.

Admission to the Science Gallery is free. Opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/lifelogging

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 22 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 Finghin Collins piano and István Várdai cello playing works from Brahms, De Falla and Shostakovich.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1308-sundaysnoon-finghin-collins-piano-istvan-vardai-cello

Your Say Whuuut? Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifelogging

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 22 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Wednesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Say Whuuut? Self”.

There will be an interactive installation where visitors can try out us+, a video-chat that monitors conversation and provides real-time feedback for optimised interaction.

What if a computer could understand our relationships and algorithms could suggest better interpersonal decisions than we can make ourselves? When does it go too far? Want to find out who stresses you out or makes your happy? By tracking your overall physical and emotional responses while you hang out, the pplkpr app automatically manages your relationships so you don’t have to!

Us+/pplkpr creators Lauren McCarty and Kyle McDonald are both artists and programmers, based in Brooklyn NY and teach at NYU ITP. Us+/pplkpr are art projects that questions the future of quantified relationships.

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/02/labweekyourdataaestheticself

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 22 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Judge Zhongkui – Film Screening – Chester Beatty Library

13:30 – 15:00, Sun 22 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A screening of the Chinese Film “Judge Zhongkui” with English subtitles takes place in the CBL.

At the end of the Ming dynasty, a scholar named Liu Kai, who is very good at painting, draws Zhong Kui a lot. Zhong Kui is very interested in this scholarand comes to the mortal world to meet him.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 22 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/

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 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 22 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

Amnesty International – Marriage Equality Campaign Launch

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 Mar

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“Let’s Make History: Launch of Amnesty International YES campaign for Marriage Equality” is the full title of the event, It is a big event at the GPO with speeches, music, balloons and the “promise to work together for an Ireland that cherishes all of our children equally”.

The Marriage Referendum is on 22 May and in certain age groups and other geographical and demographical sections of the Irish population a lot of convincing work still has to be done. A campaign start now gives hopefully enough time. Support this campaign for equal human rights for everybody.

www.facebook.com/events/791704940915823/

Female Baroque Saints – Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 22 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘Female Baroque Saints’ is the title fo a lecture with Dr Catherine Lawless (Trinity College Dublin.).

This talk is part of a series on the theme of the current exhibition “Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints”.

Admission is free.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/March_22.aspx

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 22 Mar

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

At this Hands on History Drop-In event, you have a chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators.

Suitable for all ages. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4605

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 22 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

Proteus Jazz Band – Sunday Soiree

15:00, Sun 22 Mar

The Hot Spot Music Club, Beach House, Cliff Rd, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

The Proteus Jazz Band is an eight piece jazz band who play pieces from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. They will be joined by jazz singer Aran McMahon who will sing jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

thehotspot.ie/events/?event_id1=94

World Water Day Talk – Reservoir in Mountjoy Square

15:00, Sun 22 Mar

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Sunday is UN World Water Day and the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre invites to a talk featuring a brief history of the first reservoir to service the Gentry residing in Mountjoy Square.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,33570,en.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 22 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

SpiritRiders – Gig

16:00, Sun 22 Mar

Toners Pub, 139 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

The SpiritRiders are playing Country and Americana in Toners.

Admission is only free with a guest pass, so go to the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/events/1604109823158152/ declare that you will be at the event and then download the guest pass to your phone from this location: spiritriders.net/wp/?page_id=177 Without the guest pass admission is EUR 5.

www.facebook.com/events/1604109823158152/

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

17:00 – 19:00, Sun 22 Mar

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

Enjoy Jazz while you are having Tapas in the Spanish Restaurant Zaragoza in Dublin.

Lisa Jameson (vocals) and Leopoldo Osio (piano) will perform. The music is free, but the food is not. ;-)

You can book your table on 01-6794020

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 22 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/

Sim Simma Brazilian Special + Forro Dance classes

18:00, Sun 22 Mar

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Sim Simma is a clubnight in the Twisted Pepper and it brings you a Brazilian Special with Forro dance classes (from 19:00), a Brazilian Market and Reggae Yoga from 18;00.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/SimSimmaDublin

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 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 22 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 this week is Our Minor Fall, Sub Motion, Ailbhe Reddy, Boomchild, Loop Culture, Siobhan Wilson.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Stonecold Hobos – Gig

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 22 Mar

McGowan’s, 17 Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7

Every Sunday in March, The Stonecold Hobos are playing Blues in McGowan’s.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mcgowansclub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 22 Mar

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you 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 gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Dermot Byrne – Blues Gig

20:00, Sun 22 Mar

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Blues guitarist Dermot Byrne is playing Country and Blues in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/dermot-byrne1

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 22 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 22 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 22 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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 22 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. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 22 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 22 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

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 22 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-29/

Monday 23 Mar

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Essential Berkeley and Neo–Berkeleian Empiricism – Lecture

10:00 – 12:00, Mon 23 Mar

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

“The Essential Berkeley and Neo–Berkeleian Empiricism” is a lecture series of the Department of Philosophy. The lectures are all given by Professor David Berman and they will take place in the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub.

The lectures will take place on Monday 23 March, Wednesday 25 March and Thursday 26 March from 10:00-12:00 on all three days.

The lectures will present George Berkeley’s essential philosophy and its development and how it became a museum piece, but could become a living philosophy again. George Berkeley (1685-1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley, was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called “immaterialism”. This theory says that material substance does not exist, instead all familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in our minds and can not exist without being perceived.

There is something fascinating about this theory, but could imagine that the lectures might be challenging for a newbie in that area.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/events/berman-lectures/

Polish Storytelling – PolskaEire Festival

10:30, Mon 23 Mar

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Polish Storytelling takes place in the Raheny Library and admission is free. Book via 01-83115521

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/library-events-during

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 23 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/

In The Psychologists’ Chair – Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Mon 23 Mar

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

The next talk in the talk series “In the Psychologists’ Chair” is entitled “The Psychology of Homicidal Behaviour”.

Dr Daniel Boduszek will talk about our current understanding of the psychological factors that explain homicidal behaviour. He will discuss a real life case of homicidal behaviour through a case-study of contract killer Richard Kuklinski.

Find more details about the lecture and the lecturer on the website below, where you also have to register for this free event.

www.ncirl.ie/Events/eventid/116

Intercultural Immigrant Engagements in Ireland – Lecture

18:15, Mon 23 Mar

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

The public lecture “Transforming Identities: The Process and Spaces of Intercultural Immigrant Engagements in Ireland” by Dr Angele Smith (University of Northern British Columbia) will be looking at how we can understand the “Other” without giving up our own sense of identity and place. The research is interested in examining the ideas of integration and interculturalism in an increasingly ethnically diverse Ireland.

Find more details about the lecture in the website below.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-03-23transforming_identities.php

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 23 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Pleasing Features – Gig Night

19:30, Mon 23 Mar

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Pleasing Feature Gig Night in the Workman’s CLub i sback and this week the line-up is:

League Of Nation, The Grand Wake, Bear Plays Spoons, Loop Culture

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/794431393943715/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 23 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

One Man & His Guitar – Gig

20:00, Mon 23 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

An acoustic act/solo perfomer will play in the One Man & His Guitar slot. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 23 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 23 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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 23 Mar

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

Every Monday 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

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 23 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

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 23 Mar

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

Tuesday 24 Mar

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Dublinked: Data Supporting Tourism Event

09:00 – 13:00, Tue 24 Mar

Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Dublinked Innovation Network is inviting to a workshop on the theme of Data Supporting Tourism. This event is especially for people that have an interest in tourism, web development, the use of publicly available data and on how to make our city a better place.

The “Dubmeet” meeting on Tuesday will feature a range of speakers from lots of different areas and I can humbly add my name to the list in this case. The speakers are
+ Eoin Mac Donncha, E-Business Manager for Fáilte Ireland
+ Niall O’Brolcháin, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG
+ Joerg Steegmueller, Editor, Publisher and Founder of the Dublin Event Guide
+ Dr Sheila Flanagan Dublin Institute of Technology

Find out more about this event (and what we will talk about) on the website below.

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

www.dublinked.ie/?q=node/203

Old Master Drawings in the NGI collection – Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 24 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The lecture “Old Master drawings in the NGI collection” with Niamh MacNally (National Gallery of Ireland) is part of a series on the theme of the current exhibition Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints.
Admission is free and no booking necessary.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/March_24.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 24 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 runs on Tuesdays 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 at least 1 days in advance is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 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

Fasttrack to IT – Information Stand

13:00 – 15:00, Tue 24 Mar

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

From 23-29 March the “Get Online Week” takes place in public libraries and in the Central Library will be a “Fast Track to Information Technology” Information Stand on Tuesday. Find out more on the website below.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/get-online-week-%E2%80%93-fit

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 24 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Walking Tour of Georgian and Early Victorian Dublin

13:00, Tue 24 Mar

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy and the Hodges Figgis bookstore invite to a tour through Georgian and Victorian Dublin by the authors of recent Irish Historic Town Atlas publications Frank Cullen and Rob Goodbody.

There will be four tours in total on Tuesday 24 March, Thursday 26 March, Tuesday 31 March and Thursday 02 April. The Tours begin at 13:00 and depart from Hodges Figgis and admission is free.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Walking-Tour-of-Georgian-and-Early-Victorian-Dubli

Papist Potions and Electric Seks: What is ‘Proper’ Medicine?

16:00, Tue 24 Mar

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

The title of this lecture in the Medical Humanities Research Seminar Series is

“Of Papist Potions and Electric Seks: What is ‘Proper’ Medicine?”

[Apologies that I have to write “Seks”! There should be an “x” somewhere instead of the “ks”, but if I use that word, then spam filters will block this mail.)

The lecture will be given by Dr Barry Lyons (Bioethics, School of Medicine), but unfortunately the website doesn’t describe the content.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2014/2014-09-30medical_humanities_series.php

Post-Soviet: Violence from Afghanistan to Ukraine – Lecture

18:00, Tue 24 Mar

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

The lecture series is about Europe’s Violent Memories and is called “Trauma, Memory and Identity after the Second World War”. The lecture on Tuesday is entitled

“The Post-Soviet Space: Memories and Experiences of Violence from Afghanistan to Ukraine” by Jan C. Behrends (Centre for Contemporary Historical Research ZZF, Potsdam, Germany).

All details about lecture and lecturer are on the website below.

Admission is free, but you have to register on the Eventbrite website here.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2014-11-11europesviolentmemories.php

Honduran Human Rights Heroes – Talk

18:30, Tue 24 Mar

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Four women human rights defenders speak about the realities and risks of defending human rights in Honduras.

Admission seems to be free,

www.facebook.com/events/809978182389766/

Irish Texts Society Lecture

19:00, Tue 24 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Irish Texts Society Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture will take place on Tueaday. Breandán Ó Buachalla (1936-2010) was a long-time member of the Irish Texts Society (ITS) Council and an authority on Gaelic poetry.

Professor Declan Kiberd (University of Notre Dame) will deliver this year’s lecture “As Gaeilge: revolutions of the word from Caint na nDaoine to Joyce” about the immense effect the debate between advocates of Gaeilge Chlasaiceach and Caint na nDaoine had on the literary theory and practice of W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge and James Joyce.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 24 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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 24 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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 24 Mar

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 24 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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 24 Mar

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday AND Tuesday. 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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 24 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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 24 Mar

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 24 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 25 Mar

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Self-Determination Processes in the EU: Catalonia – Conference

09:00 – 12:30, Wed 25 Mar

Newman House, 85 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The Dublin European Institute, the Institute for British-Irish Studies and the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia invite to the conference

“Self-Determination Processes in the EU: The Case of Catalonia”

on Wednesday wih speakers Bill Shipsey, Dr Aidan Regan, Albert Royo, Prof Ignacio Sanchez-Cuenca, Carme Colomina, Prof Ben Tonra and Prof Michael Keating.

Admission is free, but booking is required via info@diploca.cat Find more details and an exact schedule on the website below.

www.ucd.ie/dei/newsevents/

Essential Berkeley and Neo–Berkeleian Empiricism – Lecture

10:00 – 12:00, Wed 25 Mar

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

“The Essential Berkeley and Neo–Berkeleian Empiricism” is a lecture series of the Department of Philosophy. The lectures are all given by Professor David Berman and they will take place in the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub.

The lectures will take place on Monday 23 March, Wednesday 25 March and Thursday 26 March from 10:00-12:00 on all three days.

The lectures will present George Berkeley’s essential philosophy and its development and how it became a museum piece, but could become a living philosophy again. George Berkeley (1685-1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley, was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called “immaterialism”. This theory says that material substance does not exist, instead all familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in our minds and can not exist without being perceived.

There is something fascinating about this theory, but could imagine that the lectures might be challenging for a newbie in that area.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/events/berman-lectures/

Polish Storytelling – PolskaEire Festival

10:30, Wed 25 Mar

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun

The Ballymun Library is inviting to Polish Storytelling on Wednesday. Admission is free. Book via 01 8421890.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/library-events-during

Walking Tour to Farmleigh House

11:00, Wed 25 Mar

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A historical walking tour to Farmleigh House, featuring the grounds and the walled garden of Farmleigh will take place.

Admission is free. Meet at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,33571,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 25 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/

Life and dictionaries of Timothy O’Neill Lane (1852-1915) – Lecture

13:00, Wed 25 Mar

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The next talk in the series “Centenaries and bicentenaries: Celticists, lexicographers and antiquarian scholars” is by Dr Liam Mac Amhlaigh (Maynooth University) and is entitled “The life and dictionaries of Timothy O’Neill Lane, 1852-1915”.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Spring-2015-Lunchtime-Lecture-Series-%281%29

Lunchtime Yoga

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 25 Mar

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

An Introduction to Yoga with Alessio Coppa takes place in the Pearse Street Library and admission is free, but places are limited, so booking is required via 01-6744888 or pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie

Bring a mat or blanket.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/lunchtime-yoga-pearse

Global Engineering – Career Lecture

13:30 – 14:30, Wed 25 Mar

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

As part of the Career Development Programme in Dublin’s Libraries, Paul McDonald will give a talk on “Global Engineering as a Career”.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/global-engineering-career

Poetry, Imagination and the Book of Kells – Talk

16:00 – 18:00, Wed 25 Mar

Loyola Institute/ISE Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

As part of a series of seminars held by Trinity College, James Harpur explores the poetic challenges of writing about the Book of Kells.

His talk “Adventures of Lines – Poetry, Imagination and the Book of Kells” will range from illuminators to scribes, Columba to Gerald of Wales and a modern visitor to the book. Themes will include the nature of inspiration, artistic originality and tradition and representing ultimate truth in a sensate material form.

Admission is free. The event will take place in Lecture Theatre G16 in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Loyola Institute.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php

Republics compared: Anglo?Indian vs Anglo?Irish – Lecture

16:00, Wed 25 Mar

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

The next talk in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series is

“Republics compared: reflections on Anglo?Indian and Anglo?Irish relations”

by Sir David Goodall GCMG, (UK Cabinet Office from 1982-4, and High Commissioner to India from 1987-91).

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 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

Contemporary Music Centre – Salon Concert

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 25 Mar

National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The Contemporary Music Centre is opening their Spring 2015 Salon series with an electro-acoustic programme at the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall. The salon features music by three very different electro-acoustic composers: Roy Carroll, Stephen Roddy and Neil O’Connor. All three composers will present their own work and talk about it with Salon curator Siobhan Cleary.

Admission is free but booking is recommended via 01 417 0000

cmcireland.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/cmcs-salon-series-returns-on-24-march-with-an-eclectic-programme-of-electro-acoustic-works/

Gramsci, Subalternity, Hegemony and Autonomy in Irish Literature and Culture

18:15, Wed 25 Mar

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

Wow, that is some title for this talk:

“Gramsci and the Great Community: Subalternity, Hegemony and Autonomy in Irish Literature and Culture” by Prof Mauro Pala (University of Cagliari, Italy).

How can I break that down? Well, let’s start with this:

Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) was an Italian Marxist theoretician and politician. He wrote about political theory, sociology and linguistics. He was at some stage the leader of the Communist Party of Italy and put in prison for his ideas. His his theory of cultural hegemony describes how states use cultural institutions to maintain power in capitalist societies.

Does that give you a starting point? What the lecture is about is described on the website below.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-03-25gramsci.php

Artists’ Response with Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne

18:30 – 19:30, Wed 25 Mar

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

Artists Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne will discuss “past-tense fictions and ready-made dramas in response to the film processes of Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler’s collaborative practice. Find out more about the artists and book your free place for this event via the website below.

www.imma.ie/en/page_236931.htm

Laurence O’Neill: Lord Mayor 1917-1924 – Talk

18:30, Wed 25 Mar

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

“Laurence O’Neill, Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1917 to 1924: Patriot and Man of Peace” with Dr. Thomas Morrissey, S.J. is the next Old Dublin Society lecture. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/laurence-oneill-lord

Cocktails+Film: Design talk

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 25 Mar

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Cocktails+Film is the second Cocktails+Design talk of 2015. This month Alex Fegan, Director of the film “The Irish Pub”, will talk about his work.

The Cocktails a+ Design events are organised by The Liquor Rooms, IDI Design Social and the Institute of Designers in Ireland.

There will also be discounted cocktails and some free samples.

Admission to this event is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite website here.

www.facebook.com/events/804065812975076

Endless Rain – Spoken Word event

20:00, Wed 25 Mar

Scott’s Pub, 17 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

Endless Rain is a spoken word event, featuring a mix of poetry, prose and comedy from upcoming and established Irish talent.

Performers will include Alvy Carragher, Philip Lynch & Kevin Barrington. The audience are also welcome to read and perform their own work during the open mic portion of the evening.

The event wants to be inspiration for emerging Irish writers, poets and comedians and at the same time a night of wonderful entertainment for anyone who attends.

Admission is free

www.facebook.com/endlessraindl

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 25 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.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 25 Mar

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 25 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 25 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 25 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

Inn Jokes – Comedy Club

21:00, Wed 25 Mar

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The next Inn Jokes Comedy Club will take place on Wednesday and the line up that Colm O’Regan put together for you is Patrick O’Donnell (from Father Ted), Jack Wise (comedian, magician and street performer) and Christian Talbot.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

www.innjokes.com/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 25 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

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 25 Mar

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 25 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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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 26 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Essential Berkeley and Neo–Berkeleian Empiricism – Lecture

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 26 Mar

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

“The Essential Berkeley and Neo–Berkeleian Empiricism” is a lecture series of the Department of Philosophy. The lectures are all given by Professor David Berman and they will take place in the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub.

The lectures will take place on Monday 23 March, Wednesday 25 March and Thursday 26 March from 10:00-12:00 on all three days.

The lectures will present George Berkeley’s essential philosophy and its development and how it became a museum piece, but could become a living philosophy again. George Berkeley (1685-1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley, was an Anglo-Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the advancement of a theory he called “immaterialism”. This theory says that material substance does not exist, instead all familiar objects like tables and chairs are only ideas in our minds and can not exist without being perceived.

There is something fascinating about this theory, but could imagine that the lectures might be challenging for a newbie in that area.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/Philosophy/events/berman-lectures/

Irish Heart Foundation: Stroke Survivors’ Conference

10:30 – 16:00, Thu 26 Mar

Croke Park Stadium, Jones’ Road, Dublin 3

The Irish Heart Foundation invites all stroke survivors, carers, family members and friends to come to the Stroke Survivors’ Conference for a day of learning and information sharing. This event will feature stroke survivor testimonies, interactive workshops, Q&A with healthcare professionals, exhibition stands and more.

Admission is free, but registration is required and places are limited.

Contact emorrissey@irishheart.ie or call Emma-Jane on 01 6685001 to register or with any questions.

www.activelink.ie/content/community-exchange/events/19136

Paper Cutting Workshop – PolskaEire Festival

10:30, Thu 26 Mar

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

A Traditional Paper Cutting Workshop takes place in the Rathmines Library. Admision is free, booking via 01 4973539

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/library-events-during

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 26 Mar

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 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

Music goes to the Movies – Lunchtime Recital

13:00, Thu 26 Mar

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

A lunchtime recital with James Barry (baritone) and Margot Doherty on piano will take place in the Central Library in conjunction with the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

“Music goes to the Movies” is a recital of songs from the great days of the Warners Brothers’ musicals through the golden years of the MGM musical. Songs include “Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz); “Singin’ in the Rain” (Singin’ in the Rain) and “Moon River” (Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

Admission is free but booking is required via 01 8734333 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/music-goes-movies

Walking Tour of Georgian and Early Victorian Dublin

13:00, Thu 26 Mar

Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Royal Irish Academy and the Hodges Figgis bookstore invite to a tour through Georgian and Victorian Dublin by the authors of recent Irish Historic Town Atlas publications Frank Cullen and Rob Goodbody.

There will be four tours in total on Tuesday 24 March, Thursday 26 March, Tuesday 31 March and Thursday 02 April. The Tours begin at 13:00 and depart from Hodges Figgis and admission is free.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Walking-Tour-of-Georgian-and-Early-Victorian-Dubli

Japanese Art & Decorative Objects of Edo Period – Tour

13:10, Thu 26 Mar

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The In Focus Tour “Japanese Art and Decorative Objects of the Edo Period” with Mary O’Riordan will take place.

Admission is free and no booking required, but the tour is limited to the first 15 participants. Meeting point is in the atrium of the Library.

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

Paper Cutting Workshop – PolskaEire Festival

16:00, Thu 26 Mar

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

During the PolskaEire Festival a Traditional Paper Cutting Workshop takes place in the Central Library. Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 8734333.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/library-events-during

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 26 Mar

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Data Glitch – Exhibition Launch

18:00, Thu 26 Mar

Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8

The exhibition advocates the Internet as a medium to exhibit and showcase art and uses the opportunity to bring together the work from Internet artists around the world making this an international event. Interetingly, though, the young group of Arts Management Students from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology that hosts and has curated “Data Glitch” is show the art in a physical space. And they explain that this way they want to “create a unique interactive experience for all in attendance”.

Artists are Leonard Traynor (IRE) // Padrick Bentley (US) // Carl Osterley (AU) // Kytten Janae (NL) // Thom Rugo (US)

The exhibition will be launched on Thursday from 18:00 and there will be a wine reception. The exhibition will only run for two days, until Friday evening.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/786747671403503/

The Vintage Night Market

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 26 Mar

MARTcade, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Vintage Night Market runs every last Thursday of the month from 18:00-22:00 in the Martcade in Rathmines and features a variety of shops selling Vintage clothes, furniture, jewellery, bric a brac, Music, and Food (you can bring your own beer/bottle).

The following shops will be represented on Thursday: Lolly and Dot, Moody Blue Vintage/Ruth Dempsey, Lucy’s Lounge, Dannys Curiosity Shop, 3rd Police Man, Dublin Vintage Factory, Cake Face//Olga Criado Monleon Alteration Service and more..

Admission is free.

www.mart.ie/vintage/

“In A Hare’s Eye” by Breda Wall Ryan – Book Launch

18:30, Thu 26 Mar

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Doire Press is inviting you to the launch of “In a Hare’s Eye”, the debut poetry collection by Breda Wall Ryan, winner of the 2015 Gregory O’Donoghue Prize, launch by Paul Perry.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php

Tromper la mort – Talk with Maryse Riviere

18:30, Thu 26 Mar

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

To launch the 16th edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival, the Alliance Française has invited French author Maryse Rivière to talk about her latest novel “Tromper la mort”, a Crime novel set in France and Ireland.

Admission to this event is free, but booking is required by sending an e-mail to rsvp@alliance-francaise.ie with the subject “Tromper la mort”.

The theme of the 16th edition of the yearly Franco-Irish Literary Festival is “Crime Fiction”. 14 Irish and French writers will discuss Crime Fiction and will be there for roundtables, readings and book sales on the last weekend in April (25+26 April).

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

West Cork Railway – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Thu 26 Mar

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

The book launch of “The West Cork Railway and Other Stories” by Paul Kestell will take place on Thursday.

“The West Cork Railway and Other Stories” is part two of Paul Kestells series of novelettes set in West Cork. Part one was entitled “The Mad Marys of Dunworley and other Stories”.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/launch-of-the-west-cork-railway-and-other-stories-by-paul-kestell

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 26 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 at least 1 day in advance is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthur’s – Gig

19:00, Thu 26 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 26 Mar

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

Des Hopkins Dixieland Band – Gig

20:00, Thu 26 Mar

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Des Hopkins Dixieland Band is playing a free gig in the Harbour Bar in Bray.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/des-hopkins-dixieland-band-event2

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 26 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

Dive Bar Open Mic

21:00, Thu 26 Mar

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

The Dive Bar Open Mic Night is a weekly Open Mic night where no performers are prearranged. Just arrive between 20:30 and 21:00 and ask for Conor or Alan to get your name down. The first performance is at 21:00.

Singer songwriters, poets, instrumentalists and comedy and sometimes even bands are invited to perform. All levels of experience welcome.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/divebaropenmic

Hardy Har Comedy Club

21:00, Thu 26 Mar

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

This month, the Hardy Har Comedy Club are running a night of laughs in aid of Positive Mental Health Awareness. Guests this week are musical comedy duo “Totally Wired” and Patser Murray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/hardy-har-comedy-club

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 26 Mar

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 26 Mar

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

The Cabin Sessions return with The Cabin Crew – Spats Davenport(guitar), Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle), Christian Volkmann (harmonica), Dave Hardy (clarinet). Special guests are Martha Keenan, The Dorians, The Dublin City Rounders.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 26 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 26 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 26 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

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Engaging Citizens in Debates over Constitutional Reform – Conference

09:30 – 15:00, Fri 27 Mar

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) invites to the conference

“Citizens and Constitutions: Engaging Citizens in Debates over Constitutional Reform on these Islands”. This event brings leading researchers and practitioners together to review the current debates over constitutional and institutional reform in Ireland, Northern Ireland and in the UK and their likely outcomes.

Admission is free, but registration is required via ibis@ucd.ie More information can be found on the website below.

www.ucd.ie/ibis/newsevents/latestnewsevents/citizensandconstitutions/

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 27 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Autism and typical development: How pictures are understood – Lecture

11:00, Fri 27 Mar

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

Dr Melissa Allen (Lecturer in Psychology at Lancaster University) will talk about “Symbolic understanding of pictures in typical development and autism: divergent processes?”

“Dr Allen will discuss how young children come to understand the dual aspects of pictures. Pictures are symbolic representations and material objects and are important precursors for more complex symbolic manipulations. Young typically developing children are able to use an artist’s intention and language in order to figure out what a picture refers to. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in contrast, appear to learn about pictures via an associative process and focus on what a picture looks like, rather than what it is intended to be.”

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

www.ncirl.ie/Events/eventid/115

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 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 Discussion – Anne Tallentire

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 27 Mar

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

Artist Anne Tallentire explores unrealised projects in a discussion with Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT).

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_236970.htm

Tadeusz Kantor – Documentary Screening

13:00, Fri 27 Mar

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

Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was once called “the best artist of the world from amongst Polish artists and the most Polish one from amongst artists of the world”.

Come to the Central Library for a screening of a documentary showing rehearsals in his Theatre of Death. The film (80 min), will be followed by an introduction to Kantor’s Art and philosophy with Broken Talkers and Anna Tchorzewska Geoghegan.

Admission is free, no booking required. First come, first served basis.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/library-events-during

Zimbabwe’s land reform: myths and realities – Seminar

13:00, Fri 27 Mar

Global Room, Biotechnology Building, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Ian Scoones (Co-director of the ESRC STEPS Centre, Sussex University & Joint Convenor of the IDS-hosted Future Agricultures Consortium) talks about “Zimbabwe’s land reform: myths and realities” in this Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) talk.

It takes place in the Global Room, 1st Floor (beside the Academic Registry) of the Biotechnology Building.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/tidi/news-events/tidi/#link_TIDI_Research_Seminar_Series

Typography Ireland Seminar

15:30 – 17:30, Fri 27 Mar

Rathdown House, Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman, Dublin 7

The next Typography Ireland Seminar will be led by Annie Atkins and James Kelleher and it will take place in Room RD005 of Rathdown House at the DIT. Admission is free and everybody is welcome but your registration via clare.bell@dit.ie is appreciated.

Telegrams, love letters, antique cigarette packaging… Annie Atkins specialises in the graphic design for film that “everybody sees and nobody notices”. Using the graphic-packed Grand Budapest Hotel as a case study, her 45-min presentation shines a light on some of the graphic pieces that have to be designed and crafted in the upmost detail for often less than a split second of screen-time.

James Kelleher has worked on Hot Press, Totally Dublin, The Gloss, Vision, etc and he will be trying to convince the audience that the making of magazines is a noble pursuit.

www.facebook.com/TypographyIreland

Hometown – Single Signing

17:00, Fri 27 Mar

HMV Dundrum, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

Home town will be in hmv in Dundrum to sign their single. Doesn’t look as if there is a performance on the cards. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/HMVIreland/events#!/events/843127232412679/

Spies – In-Store Event

18:00, Fri 27 Mar

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Spies will be in Tower Records to launch their EP and to perform live in-store. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 27 Mar

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Writer and comedian Colm O’Regan will be the MC on Friday.

If you want to contribute you will have to book on the Eventbrite site here. No booking required if you don’t want to perform. Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. BYOB

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/takin-the-mic-march-2015

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 27 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

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 27 Mar

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

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

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

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers

20:00, Fri 27 Mar

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 27 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Track Dogs – Americana Gig

20:00, Fri 27 Mar

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The Track Dogs are playing Americana in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/track-dogs-event

After the Ibis – Reggae Gig

21:00, Fri 27 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“After the Ibis” is a 8-piece band, playing orogonal reggae. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Back Road Blues Band – Gig

21:00, Fri 27 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Back Road Blues Band will play a gig in Arthur’s Pub and admission is free,

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 27 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 27 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. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Early House – Gig

22:00, Fri 27 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Early House, a Funk and Electric Soul band is playing covers from James Brown, Amy Winehouse, Doobie Brothers, Etta James, Sly & the Family Stone, Aretha Franklin & more

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-early-house-6/

Events Coming Up

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

02 April – 07 May (18:30-20:00)

Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Twice every year, the Central Library together with the Local Enterprise Office in Dublin City are running a series of six free Business Lectures for everybody who wants to start or grow a business. The lectures will cover subjects such as the characteristics needed to run and fund your business. Digital marketing strategies and writing business plans will also be included.

Admission is free, but booking is required and to give you a head start, this notification will give you an opportunity to book your places already here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website.

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+08+15+17+21+29 March

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The next walks take place on 07+08+15+17+21+29 March.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Mountain to Sea dlr Book Festival: 18-22 March

Silk Road Film Festival: 18-22 March

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: 19-29 March

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

Learning the clock is definitely helpful!

Two weeks ago I had an appointment at the NCT for my car. I left it a little late – as you do – and the NCT cert had already expired, so when I rang the call centre to make an appointment I was prepared for getting an appointment weeks away and I was very surprised when I was told that I could choose between either the following Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. WHAT? Where is the NCT backlog that everybody talked about before?

Well, the woman on the other side was not finished. She then told me, yes, you have a choice BUT the times are very early. Hmm, getting up really early is not my strongest point but if it HAS to be, ok. But then she tells me that the appointments are for either 01:30 on Monday or 00:30 on Tuesday or 00:30 on Wednesday. I wouldn’t call it really early. Just conveniently timed for a night owl. ;-)

Ok, that was all odd. By the way, I went on Tuesday at 00:30 and against all expectation my car passed, but that is not the reason to mention it here. The odd part was what happened at the NCT test centre:

If someone tells me Tuesday at 00:30, I would double check and say “So that is in the night from Monday to Tuesday at 00:30, right?” Yes it is! I didn’t even have to ask because the call centre woman already explained it again.

But when I arrived at the test centre there was a big uproar at the reception desk. Someone got the days wrong!!! The person was told Monday at 00:30 and she arrived on Tuesday at 00:30! Ooops! Yes, it can happen, but then don’t act upset and blame others and shout like someone tried to hurt you. Tail between the legs and “oops” is a better choice of reaction. How could 00:30 on the day that follows after 24 hours of the Monday have passed NOT be Tuesday? We all make mistakes, but blaming others for your own mistakes is very very uncool!

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