Dublin Event Guide 415: Dublin Port River Fest, Bloom Fringe Festival, Women’s Mini Marathon, Mythfest

May 29th, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 415 | 29 May 2015

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Hi all!

Yes, you are seeing right. It is a Dublin Event Guide in your Inbox that has arrived BEFORE Saturday. It was the norm in earlier years of the Dublin Event Guide, but for quite some time it is a rarity. I hope you enjoy it and get an even better chance to use all the information that it contains.

I wish I could promise or even guarantee that that is the new publishing time from now on, but unfortunately I can’t promise that. To achieve it, I had to start working on it already on Tuesday and I won’t be able to do that normally. The exceptional circumstances are that I will be on holidays from Friday until next Thursday. Nearly a week of holidays!? That is also a rarity. ;-) Nevertheless, don’t fret, the Dublin Event Guide will also reach you next week: As soon as I arrive in Dublin, I will start working on it on Thursday night.

A sizeable logistical challenge, but I hope it will all work out and nobody will be disappointed.

Even while I am away, I need your help and it the same as every week, but it is really really important:

There are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Last week, for example, not a single person did give any donation. :-(

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 23,000 subscribers and 57,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goal is 50,000 subscribers and 100,000 Facebook Likes! Big goals, I know, but I believe we can achieve it! Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Would be super!!!! Can you help?

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a quote and it is simple and self-explanatory:

Do something today that your future self will be thank you for.

It could be anything! Maybe something practical, maybe even boring and unexciting, like “Clean your kitchen”, or it could be something a lot deeper, like suggested in this article. Or anything in-between.

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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 Jacinta O’B and Mark C were the wonderful people supporting the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please 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!

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.

The Riverfest along the Liffey is always a good reason to get out on the June Bank Holiday weekend if you are not going to Bloom in Phoenix Park, where more than 100,000 people will be. The Riverfest was once the Maritime Festival and it has changed since, but it is still worth a visit. Bloom Fringe is an alternative to Bloom with more of a focus on people getting together and on collaboration. 36 events are part of Bloom Fringe and you should find something

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Competitions

Bloom Festival – Ticket Competition

Thurs 28 May – Mon 01 June (09:00-18:00)
Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

One of the most popular yearly events is Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in Phoenix Park and it is back at the end of the month! Whether you want inspiration, education or entertainment, the place to be this June Bank Holiday weekend is the colourful Bloom Garden Festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. This year’s event is five days long and packed with activities and things to see and experience. Kids go free and adults can buy their tickets on the website www.bloominthepark.com

Bord Bia has 5 sets of 2 Bloom tickets to give away to Dublin Event Guide readers and the lucky winners are Paula mac Aodhagáin, Fred Cronin, Robert O’Grady, Liz Doyle, Jillian Swisher.

This offer is still valid until 31 May: Bord Bia is pleased to offer you all a very special ticket offer for 2015. Book on-line only on www.bloominthepark.com before the event and use the promotional code DEG15 to get an extra EUR 2 discount off the advance ticket price to Bloom. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Bloom promises to be a great day out with something planned for all ages; it is a truly unique show, showcasing the finest Irish food, drink and of course horticulture. For any budding gardeners it will provide lots of inspiration and opportunities to pick up some beautiful plants, flowers, seeds and shrubs. Or if you want to explore growing your own fruit and vegetables then you’ll get lots of tips on how to start growing at the show. But if gardening isn’t your thing then you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy including the Superb Food Village with plenty of artisan producers; the Best in Season marquees featuring growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables; the Chef’s Summer Kitchen will host cookery demonstrations from some of Ireland’s much loved chefs including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio and Donal Skehan.

With an outdoor music stage, picnic area, engaging spaces, kids playground and lots more besides, the Bloom festival really is the place to be this June bank holiday weekend. Have a wonderful day out and make sure you visit the Bord Bia Food Village which celebrates the best of Irish food, showcasing numerous aspects of horticulture and agriculture! If you don’t fancy driving, use the train and avail of the courtesy shuttle bus from Heuston station to the 70 acre Bloom site.

www.bloominthepark.com

Obeo Food Waste Box Competition – Get into the recycling habit this summer

Fed up with your smelly brown bin? Then this invention might just be what you need.

The Obeo food waste box is the cleanest, easiest way to deal with food waste. It’s a compostable little box you keep on the kitchen counter, fill up over a few days then throw into the brown bin when full and simply start again with a fresh one. It’s water-resistant so it can cope with any wet or sticky food waste you throw in it. So wave bye bye to bin juice. And the great thing is there’s absolutely no smell.

Using your brown bin can save you money on waste charges AND it will help the environment. So if you haven’t started using it yet let Obeo look after the downsides of the brown bin.

Obeo are giving Dublin Event Guide readers the chance to win a 6 month supply of their food waste boxes (worth EUR 40) so that should keep you recycling well past the smelly bin season. Just send an email to dublineventguide@gmail.com with OBEO in the subject line and your name, phone number and address in the body of the email so we can post the prize to you. And also go to www.facebook.com/WeAreObeo and LIKE them to be kept up to date with more competitions. Your mail has to be with me by 10 June at 12:00.

In addition Obeo is offering Dublin Event Guide readers a special discount on their online shop www.weareobeo.com/obeo-shop. Just enter the code dubevent15 to get up to 25% off Obeo.

And for anyone going to Bloom this weekend stop by the Obeo stand at G29A in the Grand Pavilion and mention the Dublin Event Guide to get a free sample.

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

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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Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

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

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“New” People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire

After an extensive refurbishment, the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire was re-launched again in its original Victorian layout. Less hard surfacing and more soft landscaping features will be found there now and the pavillion building has migrated from a tea house to a restaurant.

I have to admit that without seeing it myself, I can’t imagine what the changes are and I would suggest the same to you! Go there, and check it out. The People’s Park Market is every Sunday, so that might be an added reason to have a look.

Floating Pool and Urban Beach for Dun Laoghaire

In more news from Dun Laoghaire, the Floating Pool and Urban Beach that will be similar to the Badeschiff (Bathing Ship) in Berlin (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badeschiff) now finally got the green light. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown already granted permission in 2014, but objections held up the project and now all systems are GO! It is expected that the Pool and Beach in Dun Laoghaire Harbour will open in Summer 2016.

Colla Castellera (Human Towers) in Ireland

Human towers “castells” are one of the most unique traditions in Catalonia built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantling a tower’s structure.

And the Colla Castelleras have found their way to Dublin. A new group is starting to make these human towers in Dublin and they want to invite everyone to participate and join them. You will learn how possible it is to break barriers and do things you deemed impossible and you will connect with your team in a physical, mental and metaphysical way.

Admission is free and everyone is invited to participate or just come and have a look. It takes place in Iveagh Gardens every Saturday at 11:00.
Find more information at www.facebook.com/castellersdirlanda

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. All information is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

The Eventbrite Picks will be back again next week.

And in the meantime 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.

Press Photographer of the Year 2015

until 19 June

dlr LexIcon Library & Cultural Centre, Haig Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland is bringing the “Press Photographer of the Year 2015” exhibition to Dun Laoghaire’s dlr LexIcon until Friday 19 June.

The exhibition is a collection of the 110 best photographs taken by Ireland’s press photographers.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Press-Photographers-Association-of-Ireland/541007022592309

La Cote d’Azur – Photographic Exhibition

13 May – 16 June

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

La Cote d’Azur is a photographic exhibition by Fares Fares of mainly landscapes and architecture with the goal to present the places along the Cote d’Azur in a different perspective than the post card images do.

www.alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Crazy Jane Exhibition – Padraic Reaney

05-18 June

Sol Art Gallery, 8 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Crazy Jane” is an exhibition of paintings and prints by Pádraic Reaney based on poems WB Yeats wrote in his later years based on an eccentric old woman: “Crazy Jane”.

Admission is free. The opening is on Friday at 18:00.

www.solart.ie/

Friday 29 May

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 29 May

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

Navigating the Public Space – Performance

11:00, Fri 29 May

Garda Station, Store Street, Dublin 1

You are invited to view a performance entitled “Navigating the Public Space: Presence” by Leah Smith. It will take place outside the Store Street Garda Station and is the third and final performance of a three part series.

“Leah will be using the curtain, the public space and chalk to create a piece that deals with the power of presence and the passing on of responsibility. The object, that’s contents was formed in Connolly Station and molded in the Eileen McLouglin Park will be transformed into a tool that allows the public to take ownership of it. This performance will be a symbol of passing on the responsibility of creating art from one to another, outside of the gallery.”

www.facebook.com/events/972841176079636/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 29 May

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

Public Tour of “Recovered Voices”

12:00 – 13:00, Fri 29 May

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

Join Lar Joye, curator of “Recovered Voices: Stories of the Irish at War 1914 – 1915” on a personal tour of this recently launched exhibition. No booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before talk starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4655

Lunchtime Recital: Peter Manning (Baritone) & Heather Fogarty (Mezzo Soprano)

13:15, Fri 29 May

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Peter Manning (Baritone), Heather Fogarty (Mezzo Soprano), Dearbhla Collins (piano) will give a lunchtime performance in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

/Glitch Festival Launch

18:00 – 21:00, Fri 29 May

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

/Glitch Festival is a digital arts festival in Rua Red and on Friday you are invited to the launch. A special performance from Homebeat Music, a chance to get a first look at this year’s exhibits and the opportunity to meet the artists and curators will await you.

Admission is free.

For more information about the festival check the website below.

ruared.ie/event/glitch-digital-arts-festival-2015

Flying South – Mental Health Open Mic

19:00, Fri 29 May

Jaja Studios, 1 Cowper Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Flying South is a monthly mental health open mic event, organised by a spoken word collective that is also called Flying South.

All types of spoken word are welcome – poetry, performance, storytelling, comedy, drama, songwriting, anecdotal sharing, etc. – if you have something to say about mental health, want to share your own story, or just want to come along & watch, everyone is very welcome. There will be baked goods and teas/coffee.

If you would like to perform or read on the night, just turn up & put your name/act on the signup sheet.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1427446110896693/

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 29 May

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, poets,, comedians and musicians are all welcome to perform.

Guest MC is Sara Maria Griffin, author of “Not Lost: A Story of Leaving Home”.

For the small print (BYOB, 5 mins per perfomers and how to get your name on the list of performers) check the website below.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of EUR 5.

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

The Grande Kino: La Heine

19:30 – 23:00, Fri 29 May

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

Thje Grande Kino is a new Club Night that starts with a film screening and then presents the music from the films after the screening.

The first movie will be the Fench film “La Heine” from 1995, which introduced the world to the director Matthew Kassovitz and lead actor Vincent Kassel and also to underground Hip Hop/Afrobeat artists like Cut Killer, Solo and Tak Fari Nas.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/the-grande-kino/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 29 May

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

Carol Keogh & The City Fathers – Indie Gig

20:00, Fri 29 May

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

Carol Keogh & The City Fathers will play an Indie Gig in the Harbour Bar in Bray. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/carol-keogh-the-city-fathers

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 29 May

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.

In short, the line-up is: Ivan Nicholas, Tina & The Red Lights, David Keenan, Elephant

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Exploding Eyes – Gig Night

21:00, Fri 29 May

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

Exploding Eyes with support from Duende Dogs, Woven Skull and Shurg Life will be in the Mezz for a Gig Night. Admission is free.

At the time of writing this, the start time hadn’t been announced yet, so check back on the Facebook Page closer to the date.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 29 May

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

The Mojo Witnesses – Gig

21:00, Fri 29 May

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

THe Mojo Witnesses will perform their blues and classic rock at a gig in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Deuces Wild – Gig – The Church Summerfest

22:00, Fri 29 May

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

Rock/Pop/Oldies coverband Deuces Wild will play on Friday from 22:00 at The Church’s Summer Fest.

And on Saturday and Sunday the bands will be Ricos Groove and Mac Fleetwood.

Admission is free.

www.thechurch.ie/event-view/summerfest-june-bank-holiday-festival/

The Juke Joint Aces – Gig Night

23:55, Fri 29 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Juke Joint Aces play their Jazz and blues in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Saturday 30 May

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Bloom Fringe Festival

08:00, Sat 30 May

Dublin (various locations)

The BloomFringe Festival doesn’t have much to do with Bloom in Phoenix Park, apart from the fact that they happen on the same weekend and that there is also a Gardening aspect to Bloom Fringe. And Bloom Fringe is full of really intersting events between Saturday 30 May and Monday 01 June.

There are open days, talks, retail trails, secret dublin tours, workshops, art installations and foodie pop-up moments and social enterprise and inspired collaboration are core elements of Bloom Fringe. And creativity, community, healthy living and sustainable biodiversity are really important as well.

A few events are explicitly mentioned in this Dublin Event Guide, but there are soo many Bloom Fringe events (at least 36) – and the majority are free – that it doesn’t make sense to list them all. Instead, you should go to www.bloomfringe.com and www.facebook.com/bloomfringedublin and check them out.

www.bloomfringe.com

Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 30 May

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/

Sth Great George’s St. Pop-Up Guerrilla Garden

08:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 May

3 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2

The little square at the bottom of Sth Great George’s Street, where the “Why Go Bald” sign is, will be turned into a popup garden for the Bloom Fringe Fesatival to show that it is possible to turn grey concrete corners into an oasis of green.

There will be Pop-up Performances, Demonstrations & Art installations and watch out for more along Dame Lane and the path across the road, leading to Dublin castle. THere will be a Temple Lane Takeover! All events are free.

At lunchtime there will be a jazz performance by some “Down With Jazz” performers, Anna Doran will show a StreetArt installation inspired by Frida Kahlo and there will be the Dublin Pop Up Duo from 12:30-13:00. From 12:00-15:00 free fruit will be given away at the square by the Spar shop across the road. And there will be a performance by Ed Hick. (no idea what type of performance).

www.facebook.com/events/1652662224963822/

Malahide Car Boot Sale

09:00 – 13:00, Sat 30 May

Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

The Malahide Car Boot Sale is running every Saturday at the Malahide Rugby Club. Admission is free for buyers.

www.facebook.com/MalahideCarBoot

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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 30 May

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/

Saturday Market Dalkey

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 30 May

Tramyard, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

A new weekly Farmer’s Market is starting in Dalkey this week with over 20 vendors selling a wide variety of foods and an eclectic selection of arts and crafts. Admission is free.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 30 May

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 Sod Show Live

10:00 – 13:30, Sat 30 May

Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

The Sod Show is Ireland’s only Gardening Radio Show (broadcast at 15:00 on Fridays on Dublin CityFM) and it is also a podcast. Sponsored by Greensax.ie and run by the Peter Donegan, a talented and experienced landscape gardener and very nice and personable guy, the Sod Show will be coming live from stage in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Saturday with a Bloom Fringe Special.

Drop in and listen to the whole show or part of it!

bloomfringe.com/?portfolio=sod-show-sessions

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 30 May

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/

Dublin Port River Fest

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 May

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

At the Dublin Port River Fest there will be Open Air Markets, Family Fun Fair Attractions, Street Theatre, Shanty Singers & Entertainment, Children’s Art & Pirate Workshops and Pirate Demonstrations. In addition you can see (and visit) three tall ships and four schooners, there will be free walk through tours of the Jeanie Johnson and the Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort will perform their popular Tug Boat Dance (12:00 on all three days).

The festival will run from Saturday until Monday and the full programme is here.

The festival is “Pirate” themed, so feel free to dress up.

Admission is free.

dublinriverfest.com/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 May

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 30 May

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 30 May

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/

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 30 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

The Doggie Do Pup-Up

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 May

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is a get together for dogs and their owners on Barnardo Square as part of Bloom Fringe.

The event description oin Facebook can only be “endured” ;-) if you have a dog or a baby (which obviously is for some people nearly the same), but the idea of the event is good and I am sure dog owners will enjoy it.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1607650376159483/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 30 May

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/

Linear Flow – Dance Performance

13:00 – 18:30, Sat 30 May

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

The Dublin Youth Dance Company will perform as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2015.

80 young dancers will flow towards Grand Canal Square while dancing contemporary, jazz, hip hop and break dancing. On the Square they will merge “culminating in an impressive finale”.

“This fun, dynamic celebration is a playful response to the urban intensity of the Square and the calmness of the surrounding water. Featuring three youth dance groups from Dublin, led by choreographers Mariam Ribón & Karla Holden from the Dublin Youth Dance Company.”

There will be a performance at 13:00 and another at 17:30 (Duration 40 min). Admission is free.

www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/linear-flow

Plant Sale – Bloom Fringe

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 30 May

Barnardos Square, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Buy the plants for your gaden or balcony at this Plant Sale…next to the dog event.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1640719802830314/

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13:00, Sat 30 May

Dublin (various locations)

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“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 May

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

After the Referendum, let’s fight all inequality!

14:00, Sat 30 May

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

The “Liberation Campaign” is motivated by the marriage equality reerendum and intends to fight for a repeal of the 8th ammendment, fight for Trans rights, separate the church from all state affairs and ensure economic equality and stop austerity politics. They will present and discuss their ideas in the Twisted Pepper.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/104672899868609/

Bone Stories – National Museum

14:00 – 15:00, Sat 30 May

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Bone Stories” is a Drop-in Activity at the National Museum in Kildare Street and is suitable for Ages 10+.

Join osteoarchaeologist Rebecca Martin to find out some fun and interesting facts about the many bones in the National Museum.

This event will take place in the Learning Resource Room, First Floor. Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4656

Connect The Dots Urban Picnic & Exibition – Bloom Fringe

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 May

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

At the time of writing this, only 48 tickets were left for it, so hurry if you want to go and book here.

“Connect the Dots” is an initiative that will explore, pilot, and test a series of creative interventions to connect people over the issue of vacant space in Dublin. We intend to pool knowledge, share ideas, exchange resources, and collaborate towards systems change.

Two events, which are part of Bloom Fringe, will take place this weekend:

+ Saturday 30 May: Connect the Dots: Urban Picnic (14:00-16:00)
Come picnic and plan with the Connect the Dots team to help further developing the four main visions addressing the challenges of reusing space: 1) Support Network / Coalition 2) Information Collection & Dissemination 3) Liaising & Advising Mechanism 4) Policy, Legislation, Regulation

+ Sunday 31May: Connect the Dots: Interactive Public Exhibition (14:00-17:00)
Check out what Connect the Dots has been up to and join in in working to address the reuse of space in Dublin. Your advice, ideas and help in reimagining and re-animating our city together is needed.

Further details on the Facebook Page below and the Eventbrite Page above where you have to book.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/747797545337729/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 30 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

NGI Zoo with John O’Connell is the Saturday Family Workshop this week. Families will enjoy creating and learning together through free activities exploring storytelling, music, art, poetry and drama. The event is suitable for Ages 4-10. Further details on the website below.

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/May_30_Family.aspx

Gangs – Gig

20:00, Sat 30 May

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

Tha band “Gangs” from Dublin are performing a free gig to showcase new material and a newer, tougher sound.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/gangs/

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 30 May

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 Megacone, The Ground will Shake, Jonny Stormcrow.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 30 May

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 Niall McCabe Band – Gig

20:00, Sat 30 May

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

The Niall McCabe Band is bringing Folk, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll to the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-niall-mccabe-band-event

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 30 May

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

Pete Pamf – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 May

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

Pete Pamf will perform a solo acoustic set in The Mezz and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

The Solely Blues Club – Gig

21:00, Sat 30 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Solely Blues Club is back in Arthur’s Pub abd admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 30 May

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Acoustic Blues Band One Horse Pony will play in Whelan’s. Admission is free,

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

Ricos Groove – Gig – The Church Summerfest

22:00, Sat 30 May

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

Funk/Rock band Ricos Groove will play on Saturday from 22:00 at The Church’s Summer Fest.

And on Sunday the band will be Mac Fleetwood.

Admission is free.

www.thechurch.ie/event-view/summerfest-june-bank-holiday-festival/

Gotcha – Gig

23:55, Sat 30 May

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

Gotcha will play a gig in the Mezz at midnight. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Bloom Fringe Festival

08:00, Sun 31 May

Dublin (various locations)

The BloomFringe Festival doesn’t have much to do with Bloom in Phoenix Park, apart from the fact that they happen on the same weekend and that there is also a Gardening aspect to Bloom Fringe. And Bloom Fringe is full of really intersting events between Saturday 30 May and Monday 01 June.

There are open days, talks, retail trails, secret dublin tours, workshops, art installations and foodie pop-up moments and social enterprise and inspired collaboration are core elements of Bloom Fringe. And creativity, community, healthy living and sustainable biodiversity are really important as well.

A few events are explicitly mentioned in this Dublin Event Guide, but there are soo many Bloom Fringe events (at least 36) – and the majority are free – that it doesn’t make sense to list them all. Instead, you should go to www.bloomfringe.com and www.facebook.com/bloomfringedublin and check them out.

www.bloomfringe.com

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 May

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

The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, just off Cork Street, Dublin 8 on Sunday from 11:00-17:00. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month and admission is free. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie

“A bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing, bric-a-brac and what nots, old and new. Stalls include hand-made goods, art, jewelry, furniture, records and lots more unwanted items that may just be your treasure!”
The Co-op Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door.

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

Dublin Port River Fest

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 May

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

At the Dublin Port River Fest there will be Open Air Markets, Family Fun Fair Attractions, Street Theatre, Shanty Singers & Entertainment, Children’s Art & Pirate Workshops and Pirate Demonstrations. In addition you can see (and visit) three tall ships and four schooners, there will be free walk through tours of the Jeanie Johnson and the Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort will perform their popular Tug Boat Dance (12:00 on all three days).

The festival will run from Saturday until Monday and the full programme is here.

The festival is “Pirate” themed, so feel free to dress up.

Admission is free.

dublinriverfest.com/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 31 May

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/

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 31 May

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a tour that will explore the lives of the tenement dwellers of Dublin city from the time of the famine right up to the middle of the last century. The tour will provide an insight into the lives lived off Dublin’s inner city residents.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email jsfolkloregirl024@gmail.com

Private group bookings off up to 25 people can be accommodated at a different time and or day on request.

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 31 May

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

The Phenomenon Bruno Groening – Film Screening

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 31 May

West County Hotel, Old Lucan Rd, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends is inviting to a screening of the film “The Phenomenon Bruno Groening”. The film is very long and there will be two intermissions. Check it out on www.bruno-groening-film.org/ and you can see trailer here.

Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 31 May

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 31 May

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/

Guided Summer Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 31 May

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

According to official Met Eireann information, it is not summer yet, despite the general misinformation that people in Ireland were taught in school, but it doesn’t really matter what you call this time of the year, it is a busy and beautiful time in the National Botanic Gardens.

They want to share the beauty of the gardens with you and invite you for a free guided tour viewing the Herbaceous Borders, Annual Bedding displays, the Rose Garden and much more every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

HOME\SICK – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 31 May

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Science Gallery exhibition “HOME\SICK – Post-Domestic Bliss” looks at the Home and asks what “Home” really is and also how it could be improved. The word means something different to everyone, but how will the future of technology and design, communities, families, resources, and nations change the nature of what we define as ‘home’?

HOME\SICK is the summer exhibition of the Science Gallery, which usually is the exhibition that is the most accessible and understandable for all ages and that goal was achieved again. It is not the Science Gallery’s best exhibition, but it is still definitely worth a visit.

The exhibition will run from 01 May until 19 July and is open from Tuesday-Sunday (Tues-Fri: 12:00-20:00, Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00). Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 31 May

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 the RTÉ Contempo Quartet and Deirdre Moynihan soprano.

It is the final concert in a series that explored the works of Joseph Haydn – Father of the String Quartet – and his 21st Century Irish Disciples.

www.hughlane.ie

Connect The Dots Exibition – Bloom Fringe

14:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 May

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Connect the Dots” is an initiative that will explore, pilot, and test a series of creative interventions to connect people over the issue of vacant space in Dublin. We intend to pool knowledge, share ideas, exchange resources, and collaborate towards systems change.

Two events, which are part of Bloom Fringe, will take place this weekend:

+ Saturday 30 May: Connect the Dots: Urban Picnic (14:00-16:00)
Come picnic and plan with the Connect the Dots team to help further developing the four main visions addressing the challenges of reusing space: 1) Support Network / Coalition 2) Information Collection & Dissemination 3) Liaising & Advising Mechanism 4) Policy, Legislation, Regulation

And on Sunday you can find out some results:

+ Sunday 31May: Connect the Dots: Interactive Public Exhibition (14:00-17:00)
Check out what Connect the Dots has been up to and join in in working to address the reuse of space in Dublin. Your advice, ideas and help in reimagining and re-animating our city together is needed.

Further details on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/747797545337729/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 31 May

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 31 May

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 31 May

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

Eat, drink and be merry – Public Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 31 May

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

Take a look at lavish silver and dining room ‘essentials’ on this gallery tour with Museum educator Edith Andrees to find out what and how people ate and drank in 19th century Ireland.

Admission is free and no booking required. Places are allocated on a first-come first served basis 15 minutes before tour starts. Suitable for Ages 14+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4657

National Gallery Sunday Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 31 May

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

‘Capturing images in diverse media’ with Hugh O’Conor (photographer, actor, writer & director) is the Sunday Talk in the National Gallery. This talk is part of a free series in May on the theme of Sean Scully & Contemporary Art.

Admission is free and no booking necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/May_30_Family.aspx

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 31 May

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

Bank Holiday Soul Shakedown

17:00, Sun 31 May

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

A Soul Shakedown Sunday will happen at The Liquor Rooms! It will start with live music from the “funkalicious” GilliS, followed by some deep soul grooves from DJ Paul Mulholland.

Admission is free (Age 25+ only). Doors at 17:00. Gillis at 21:00 and DJ from 23:30. You can book a table via hello@theliquorrooms.com or 087 339 3688

www.facebook.com/events/1609459049322243

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

18:00 – 20:30, Sun 31 May

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The next Jazz&Tapas Brunch/Dinner in Zaragoza is this Sunday with Lizanne Kennedy

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 31 May

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 31 May

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 31 May

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Workman’s Club Bank Holiday Party

19:00, Sun 31 May

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Workman’s Club is inviting to a Bank Holiday Party again with four live bands and their own Workman’s Club Karaoke and DJs.

The line-up is The Fontaines, TARA, The Journals, Drones of Praise.

Find all the details on the website below.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/index.php/events/may-bank-holiday-party/

St. John The Gambler – Gig

20:00, Sun 31 May

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

Gypsy Swing with St. John the Gambler is the music to be heard in the Harbour Bar on Sunday. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/st-john-the-gambler-event

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 31 May

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 31 May

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

Forbidden Fruit After Party w/ Special Guest

21:00, Sun 31 May

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

A forbidden Fruit After Party will take place in The Mezz and there will be a Special Guest that has not been named yet.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

High Society – Jazz&Swing Gig

21:00, Sun 31 May

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

High Society will play a Jazz & Swing gig in Sweeney’s on Saturday. At what time? Your guess is as good as mine and times specified by Sweeney’s are always unreliable. They try to tell us that the band will play from 21:00-03:00. Yeah right!

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 31 May

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

The Juke Joint Aces – Gig Night

21:00, Sun 31 May

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Juke Joint Aces will be in Sin É for a Bank Holiday Gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 31 May

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 31 May

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

Mac Fleetwood – Gig – The Church Summerfest

22:00, Sun 31 May

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

Fleetwood Mac tribute band Mac Fleetwood will play the final gig on Sunday from 22:00 at The Church’s Summer Fest.

Admission is free.

www.thechurch.ie/event-view/summerfest-june-bank-holiday-festival/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 31 May

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-32/

Monday 01 Jun

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Bank Holiday Monday

08:00, Mon 01 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

On the June Bank Holiday Monday Dublin is usually packed. Not necessarily with visitors from other countries, but with participants in the Women’s Mini Marathon. Office based employees have a day off, but there is no mercy for people working in shops: Nearly all shops will be open as normal. Pay and Display Parking will not be enforced, but bus lanes and loading bays are going by week day and do not treat bank holidays differently, so Monday rules are Monday rules: Stay out of bus lanes and loading bays!

Enjoy your bank holiday if you are lucky enough to have the day off!

Bloom Fringe Festival

08:00, Mon 01 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The BloomFringe Festival doesn’t have much to do with Bloom in Phoenix Park, apart from the fact that they happen on the same weekend and that there is also a bit of a Gardening aspect to Bloom Fringe. But Bloom Fringe is full of really intersting events between Saturday 30 May and Monday 01 June.

There are open days, talks, retail trails, secret dublin tours, workshops, art installations and foodie pop-up moments and social enterprise and inspired collaboration are core elements of Bloom Fringe. And creativity, community, healthy living and sustainable biodiversity are really important as well.

A few events are explicitly mentioned in this Dublin Event Guide, but there are soo many Bloom Fringe events (at least 36) – and the majority are free – that it doesn’t make sense to list them all. Instead, you should go to www.bloomfringe.com and www.facebook.com/bloomfringedublin and check them out.

www.bloomfringe.com

Dublin Port River Fest

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 01 Jun

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

At the Dublin Port River Fest there will be Open Air Markets, Family Fun Fair Attractions, Street Theatre, Shanty Singers & Entertainment, Children’s Art & Pirate Workshops and Pirate Demonstrations. In addition you can see (and visit) three tall ships and four schooners, there will be free walk through tours of the Jeanie Johnson and the Tug Boats Shackleton & Beaufort will perform their popular Tug Boat Dance (12:00 on all three days).

The festival will run from Saturday until Monday and the full programme is here.

The festival is “Pirate” themed, so feel free to dress up.

Admission is free.

dublinriverfest.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 01 Jun

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!

Women’s Mini Marathon

14:00, Mon 01 Jun

Dublin (various locations)

The yearly Women’s Mini Marathon, a 10km run/jog/walk for women only, will take place again this Bank Holiday Monday.

It is not a free event and registration is closed by now, but you are still invited and welcome to support the runners by cheering them on. There is usually a great atmosphere and any support is appreciated.

Over 40,000 (!!!) participants are expected and many form our Dublin Event Guide Community are taking part. Have a great walk/jog/run and “Well done!” for taking part!!

The event starts at Baggot Street Upper and then goes via Pembroke Road and Merrion Road to Nutley Lane towards the RTE mast. At Stillorgan Road runners will turn left to run a loop and then turn back to run into town via Donnybrook Road, Morehampton Road and Leeson Street with the Finnish in Fitzwilliam Street.

Roads in that area of South Dublin will be closed for many hours, some from 06:00 in the morning and until 19:30. So ideally avoid the area if you only want to pass through.

Advise for runners: If you travel by car to the race, you need to leave it a good bit away from the course, but be careful! Leave NOTHING in the car. A few years ago I saw two or three broken-in cars of participants on car parks in Clontarf with basjed side windows.

www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 01 Jun

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

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 01 Jun

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

Martin Harley – Gig

20:00, Mon 01 Jun

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

Martin Harley will play Blues/Folk in the Harbour Bar on Monday. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/martin-harley

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 01 Jun

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

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 01 Jun

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bad hosts “Al Porter’s Comedy Shed”. Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Jun

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

Irish Trad Seisiun

21:00, Mon 01 Jun

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

An open Irish Trad Session will take place in Mother Reilly’s and musicians are welcome to join in.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 01 Jun

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 01 Jun

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

One Man & His Guitar – Gig

21:00, Mon 01 Jun

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Some if Ireland’s best solo performers and acoustic acts are filling this weekly slot. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 01 Jun

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 02 Jun

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Butler Gallery, Kilkenny – Tuesday Talk at National Gallery

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 02 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Butler Gallery, Kilkenny” with Anna O’Sullivan from the Butler Gallery is the Tuesday talk. This talk is part of a free lecture series, for the month of June, on the theme of ‘Exploring Museum Collections Nationwide’.

Admission is free and no booking required.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/June2_talk.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 02 Jun

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 is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 02 Jun

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

Locating James Joyce’s Cartographic Narrative Layers – Lecture

14:00, Tue 02 Jun

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

“The Mapping Dubliners Project: Locating James Joyce’s Cartographic Narrative Layers” is a talk by Professor Jasmine Mullikene (Oklahoma State University) organised by the School of English.

“James Joyce’s Dubliners contains references to approximately 200 locations in and outside of Dublin. When read carefully, it is also possible to extrapolate distinct routes, intersecting and overlapping paths that link characters and narratives together. To reveal the geospatial patterns and play, it is necessary to visualize the geographic references on a map. To this end, the Mapping Dubliners Project, begun in 2010, is a digital tool that utilizes Google Maps and Google Earth to locate and display each of the places and routes referenced in Dubliners.
This presentation will provide a tour of the Mapping Dubliners Project and explore the interpretive implications of some of the mapped locations as well as the potentials of digital media in literary studies.”

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-06-02mapping_dubliners.php

Lennon vs McCartney – Shortfilm Screening

17:30, Tue 02 Jun

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

Lennon vs McCartney is a stage play by Stephen Kennedy and this play was now turned into a short film by Eddie Jackson. The film stars Rúaidhrí Conroy (he was in Six Shooter, which won an Oscar and won a prize for his role in The Cripple of Inishmaan) and and Seamus Brennan (in Christ Deliver Us at the Abbey Theatre).

The world premiere of the film Lennon vs McCartney will be on Tuesday at 17:30.

Admission is free.

Lean Start-Up – Ask-A-Ton Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 02 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

At Ask-A-Ton you are invited to ask and learn. At the next event Amy Neale (Director of Communications at NDRC) will talk about “Lean Start-Up”. She will also do a workshop on Business Models, so be ready to brainstorm your Startup ideas and she will be available for questions.

Admission is free, but registration is required and all details are on the website below.

Please note, this is event is not just or mainly for women despite the intro on the Science Gallery website. Instead the event is for everyone.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/05/askaton

Green Drinks Dublin

19:00, Tue 02 Jun

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

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in Messrs Maguire. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together. At this month’s Dublin event, the topic is “Pollinators, why we need them”

Dara Stanley from TCD Botany Department will talk about how pollination by bees, hoverflies and other insects is being increasingly recognised as a important wildlife service with real economic value. However these services are being threatened by a range of human activity. Dara is involved in the SYMBIOSYS project which is looking at all these threats in Ireland and how our changing land use is impacting on our pollinators.

Meet up on the top floor of Messrs Maguire. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Drinks-Dublin/73308564711

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 02 Jun

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 03 Jun

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 03 Jun

Various OPW locations in Dublin

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

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

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

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

MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

11:00 – 21:00, Wed 03 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Wednesday until Sunday.

The main daily event, the play “The Unquiet Hour: A Tale of Faeries” has an admission charge of EUR 15/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – there are 7 more plays repeated every day – are free.

The full timetable is here.

The main play will take place in the Front Square, the other events are happening in Rose Garden, Botany Garden, Physics Garden and Player Theatre.

www.mythfest.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 03 Jun

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

A Chinese Immortality? W.B. Yeats’s “Lapis Lazuli” – Lecture

13:00, Wed 03 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

William Butler Yeats received a Chinese carved stone in lapis lazuli as a 70th birthday present from the poet, Harry Clifton. ‘Lapis Lazuli’, one of his best-known later poems, was inspired by the carving and dedicated to Clifton.

In this lecture, Professor Jerusha McCormack uses her experience of teaching in and about China to decode this poem as it moves from Western versions of immortality to the more elusive Chinese vision as inscribed in the carvings of this artefact.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 03 Jun

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/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 03 Jun

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

Future Homes: Architecture for Society

18:00 – 19:15, Wed 03 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How can architects help generate a new approach to how we create homes, and how do we keep people at the centre of the process?

Join a discussion on the future of homes and the power of architecture to serve societies featuring panelists Dominic Stevens, Sam Bishop and hosted by HOME\SICK curator Ali Grehan.

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Dominic Stevens is an Irish architect who created Irish Vernacular to spark a change in house-design and build and share open source designs for a home with a total construction cost of €25,000.

Sam Bishop studied architecture, but now coordinates Happenings, a Dublin events company specialising in open-air cinema, music & community events in public space. He is a founding member of Upstart, the arts collective that built Granby Park which was a temporary park in Dublin City Centre in 2013. He is co-founder and coordinator of Street Feast, the national day of street parties.

Ali Grehan is City Architect at Dublin City Council and HOME\SICK curator.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/04/futurehomesarchitecturesociety

Mixed Marriages in India – Talk

18:00, Wed 03 Jun

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

“Mixed Marriages in India” is a public lecture by Dr Renuka Singh (Jawaharlal Nehru University) who is currently a Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin.

“Owing to modernization and globalization, there has been an increase in the number of India nationals traveling to far-off lands to study, work and visit. As a consequence there has been an increase in the number of cross-cultural marriages. This lecture is based on research carried out by Dr Singh in India, North America and Europe, and it deals with the challenges and promises of a cross-cultural marriage, where one spouse is Indian and the other a non-Indian.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-06-03mixed_marriages.php

Ongoing Nakba and the Disintegration of Palestinian Education – Lecture

18:00, Wed 03 Jun

Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

“The Ongoing Nakba and the Disintegration of Palestinian Education” is a lecture by Prof. Jamil Khader (Dean of Research, Bethlehem University) in Room 4-068 of the DIT.

The events is organised by Academics for Palestine in association with the Friends of Bethlehem University in Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.ipsc.ie/upcoming-events

/Glitch Festival Talks

18:30 – 21:00, Wed 03 Jun

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

/Glitch Festival is a digital arts festival in Rua Red and on Wednesday a series of talks take place.

/GLITCH TALKS presents Noel Fitzpatrick, Benjamin Bratton, Paul O’Brien and Jonathan Mayhew for talks and discussion. The festival’s theme of gaps between space and place will open up to ideas, issues and topics including geopolitics of cloud computing, the work of Bernard Stiegler, digital media, gaming and information technology.

The talks are chaired by Jennie Taylor and the individual talks are:
+ Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick: “General Organology: Bernard Stiegler”
+ Benjamin Bratton: “Layers to Come: Some Thoughts on the Next Stacks”
+ Paul O’Brien: “Deja Vu – a glitch in the system?”
+ Jonathan Mayhew: On current research and work showing in Intelligent Machinery

Admission is free and more details about the talks can be found on the website below.

ruared.ie/event/glitch-talks

A Dante Quartet – Lecture

18:30, Wed 03 Jun

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

“Dante, Florence and the Florin: Bewitched by greed and blinded ‘neath its sway” is the first lecture in a four-lecture series “Dante Quartet” to mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri. Lecturer is Prof Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Emeritus Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. She has published on Dante (and Beckett), Lorenzo de’ Medici, Castiglione (and Yeats) and Michelangelo.)

Admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

To find out more about the lecture and the lecturer go to the website below. To see the full information about the lecture series, look out for the link “click here to download brochure” on the lower right hand side of that website.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=636&citta=Dublino

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 03 Jun

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 03 Jun

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 03 Jun

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 04 Jun

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

Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 04 Jun

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery.

The Picture Clinic takes place on the first Thursday of every month (except August and January). No appointments necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/PictureClinic/June_2015_PictureClinic.aspx

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 04 Jun

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

MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

11:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Wednesday until Sunday.

The main daily event, the play “The Unquiet Hour: A Tale of Faeries” has an admission charge of EUR 15/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – there are 7 more plays repeated every day – are free.

The full timetable is here.

The main play will take place in the Front Square, the other events are happening in Rose Garden, Botany Garden, Physics Garden and Player Theatre.

www.mythfest.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 04 Jun

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

Lunchtime Recital: Freddy Walsh (Classical guitar)

13:15, Thu 04 Jun

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Freddy Walsh will perform Classical Guitar in St. Ann’s Church. Admission is free. donations are welcome.

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

Yeats Exhibition: Public tour

14:00, Thu 04 Jun

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” will take place on the first Thursday of each month from March – October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1835, the tour will introduce his life and work.

Admission is free, and no booking required, but places are limited.

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

WikiProject Ireland: Women in STEM Editathon

16:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Women are under-represented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths. This marginalisation is also evident on Wikipedia. Articles on Irish women in STEM are particularly deficient. You can help!

The Wikimedia Community Ireland are running a workshop on Wikipedia editing at the Science Gallery Dublin and you are invited to come to this “Women in STEM edit-a-thon” to learn how to write and improve articles on Wikipedia.

Participants are welcome to drop in, or stay for the four hours, experienced Wikipedia editors will be there to get you started with your first few edits or helping you improve your skills. All you need is a laptop to participate, WiFi will be provided.

Admission is free, but registration is required here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/05/wikiprojectirelandwomenstemeditathon

Combined Residents Against Incineration – Protest

17:00, Thu 04 Jun

Clanna Gael GAA Club, Sean Moore Road, Irishtown, Dublin 4

The Combined Residents Against Incineration group invites everybody, but especially the people from Ringsend, Sandymount and Dublin Bay Area to this protest against the incinerator in Ringsend. The protest will be family friendly.

www.indymedia.ie/article/105411

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 04 Jun

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

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 04 Jun

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

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin. A new exhibition at the Little Museum is “Dear Christy: The Christy Brown Collection”. It is the first time that Christy’s personal archive will go on view. You can visit that exhibition as well when you are there on Thursday.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Car Boot Sale – Tallaght

18:30 – 22:00, Thu 04 Jun

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale which starts so early (06:00!!) that you need to be an insomniac or a super early bird, there is now a Thursday evening Car Boot Sale in the same location. It starts at 18:30 and runs until 22:00. Late night car boot shopping. :-) Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Lung Cancer, A Survivor’s Story

18:30, Thu 04 Jun

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

“Lung Cancer, A Survivor’s Story” is a talk with Benny White. Dubliner Benny, was in the entertainment business for forty years. He sang with rock bands in the seventies and went on to join showbands, spending eight years with The Times Showband, gigging all over the world. Benny wishes to share his experience of surviving lung cancer with the hope that he can motivate even one person to give up smoking.

Admission is free. Booking is advised via 01-6269324

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/living-and-beyond-cancer

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 04 Jun

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 04 Jun

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

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 04 Jun

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

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 04 Jun

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

Every Thursday 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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 04 Jun

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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 04 Jun

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

Santoria – Gig

22:00, Thu 04 Jun

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Soul band Santoria will play a gig in the Mercantile.

Admission seems to be free, but you might want to double check on 01 670 7100

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The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 05 Jun

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

MythFest: A Festival of Irish Mythology

11:00 – 21:00, Fri 05 Jun

Trinity College, Dublin 2

MythFest (03-07 June) invites you to connect with Ireland’s history and mythology and to immerse yourself in the creatures, characters and colours of ancient Irish legend. MythFest will feature 10 new plays inspired by the stories of ancient Irish mythology and folklore. The plays are repeated every day from Wednesday until Sunday.

The main daily event, the play “The Unquiet Hour: A Tale of Faeries” has an admission charge of EUR 15/10 and you can buy tickets here.

All other events – there are 7 more plays repeated every day – are free.

The full timetable is here.

The main play will take place in the Front Square, the other events are happening in Rose Garden, Botany Garden, Physics Garden and Player Theatre.

www.mythfest.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 05 Jun

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

Let’s talk about Food – Jeremy Cherfas

13:00 – 14:00, Fri 05 Jun

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Biologist and communicator Jeremy Cherfas discusses how globalisation and democratisation of foods have done damage to food systems and the environment.

Jeremy has been championing agricultural biodiversity since the 1990s, operating a seed library on the edges of legality and saving his own seeds.

Find out more about the speaker on the website below, where you also have to register. Admission is free, but there is also a Lunch option (with Soup and Bread) for EUR 5.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/05/letstalkaboutfoodjeremycherfas

A Dante Quartet – Lecture

18:30, Fri 05 Jun

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

“Guerre convien surgere: Dante and War” is the second lecture in a four-lecture series “Dante Quartet” to mark the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri. Lecturer is John Barnes (Retired Professor of Italian in University College Dublin.
The principal area of his work has always been medieval Florentine literature, especially historiography and the writings
of Dante.)

Admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

This lecture will first consider Dante’s views on war as a principle and then move on to his direct experience of warfare. Its main purpose, however, will be to explore ways in which those views and that experience are reflected in his literary works, particularly in the imagery of the Commedia.

To find out more about the lecture and the lecturer go to the website below. To see the full information about the lecture series, look out for the link “click here to download brochure” on the lower right hand side of that website.

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=636&citta=Dublino

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 05 Jun

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

Mass Band – Gig

20:00, Fri 05 Jun

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

The Mass Band will play Disco, Chart, Soul and Funk Covers. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/mass-band

Vokalensemble St. Lorenz Nürnberg – Concert

20:00, Fri 05 Jun

St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Vokalensemble St. Lorenz is the chamber choir of the largest Protestant church in Bavaria. With 35 singers, the Vokalensemble regularly sings during the services at St. Lorenz and at a number of concerts covering all musical eras from Renaissance to contemporary music.

At the concert in Dublin, the programme consists of many kinds of Protestant church music: Rarely performed Gospel motets by various composers (Raselius, Vulpius, Franck, Briegel), true gemstones of choral music from renaissance and early baroque. Psalms in form of works by Swiss composer Willy Burkhard (20th century) and Felix Mendelssohn. Liturgical music is represented by Kyrie and Gloria from Frank Martin’s Mass for two four-part choirs, and finally the concert will be completed by one of the flagships of a cappella choral music, Johann Sebastian Bach’s motet for double choir “The spirit doth our weakness help”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/379392135582215/

Keiron Martin – Gig

21:00, Fri 05 Jun

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

Keiron Martin, an original artist inspired by Damien Rice, will perform in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 05 Jun

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 05 Jun

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

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

09+17 May

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 09+17 May.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Dublin Dance Festival: 19-30 May

Bloom: 28 May – 01 June

Forbidden Fruit Festival: 29-31 May

Down With Jazz: 30-31 May

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This is odd

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

See you next Sunday? Which NEXT Sunday?

It is confusing me and seemingly many other people as well for years. You tell someone that you meet him/her next Sunday and unless you know each other well, there is a high probability that you will be asked WHICH Sunday is “next” Sunday for you. And in my case, I find out nearly everytime that people I am talking to have difficulties with this little adjective.

Imagine you stand in a line with a few other people to your left and to your right. If someone looked at you and asked you “WHo is the person next to you on your right?” where would you point? To the person that is so close that he/she touches your arm? Or would you skip that person and point to the one that is more than an armslength away and where another person is between you and the one you point to? I’d bet all my money that you would point to the person that is touching your arm. True?

So what black magic happens when we talk about days of the week?

If it is Monday and I tell you, let’s meet next Wednesday, then OBVIOUSLY (to me!) this is the day just two days away, but that is the next closest Wednesday to today. I would NEVER think of the Wednesday that is 9 days away, because it is NOT the NEXT one!

And before you tell me that there is a difference between “this” Wednesday and “next” Wednesday, I will have to tell you that “this” Wednesday is the NEXT Wednesday that will follow today in our example.

How can ANYBODY think that “next” is not really “next”, but skips one in between? Odd!!!!

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Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the long gone fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2015 by Joerg Steegmueller.
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