Dublin Event Guide 437: Halloween Events, SECRET – Science Gallery, Dublin Made Me Market, Green Drinks Dublin

October 31st, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 437 | 30 October 2015

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Hi all!

Have a great and spooky Halloween! ;-) There was a time when Halloween was mainly a children’s festival with Trick or Treat-ing as the main feature, but going by the odd and totally non-spooky costumes for grown-ups, this has changed substantially. So, what are you dressing up as? Will it be spooky or pretty?

This month’s donations just ended up to cover the bills (well, nearly! I will add the remaining EUR 10 to the pot.) but unfortunately the next month is already starting with another EUR 190 needed in 4 weeks. Does anybody have any suggestions (send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com) to sort the financial situation every month? Thanks! If you can help, please do so here.

And here is my weekly appeal to you: These are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with and one I mentioned already: 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!

And without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 60,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goals are MUCH bigger than that! :-) 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. Can you help?

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 60,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

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

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

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s feel good slot is a very short video clip of two unusual friends:

Why do we human beings have so big problems with people that are different than we are? Our animal friends show us what should be possible!

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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 Keeva H, Geraldine H, Meav Ni M and Brendan M were so wonderful to support 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.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then please go to here and give something back if you can!

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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.

Happy Halloween!!! ;-)

This weekend the Halloween events are the main ones, but also check out the “Dublin Made Me” market and it is the last weekend for the current Science Gallery exhibition. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it!

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Competitions

Toscana Restaurant Tasting Evening – Ticket Competition

Wednesday 04 November – 20:00
3 Cork Hill (extension of Dame Street), Dublin 2

Toscana, the Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in the City Centre, near City Hall is inviting to a very exclusive 5 course tasting menu on 04 November. The event is themed “Tour of Italy: Umbrian Food and Wine Evening” and all food and wine will be from this Central Italian region.

The evening will begin with a pre-dinner welcoming reception in the cellar of Toscana and then there will be five courses of delicious Umbrian food, paired with five glasses of Umbrian wine. And the wine pairings and food will also be explained to you during the evening.

Sounds like an amazing evening! Tickets are selling fast because until Sunday the price is reduced to EUR 42.50 per person down from the normal price of EUR 90 per person. To buy your tickets, hurry over to www.toscanarestaurant.ie/events.php before it is too late.

To support the Dublin Event Guide and to give a present to Dublin Event Guide readers, the organisers have made one pair of tickets available for a competition here. A value of EUR 180! If you want to win the pair of tickets, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject TOSCANA and with your name and phone number in the body of the mail. In addition you will have to from what Italian Region the wine will be at this event (I can’t make it easier! ;-) ). Make sure that your mail is with me by Monday 02 Nov at 18:00.

www.toscanarestaurant.ie/events.php

Strolling through Ulysses – Ticket Competition

02-08 November (13:00+19:00 on 02-06 Nov and 13:00 on 07+08 Nov))
International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Robert Grogan has written a one-man show entitled “Strolling Through Ulysses!” in which he tells the story of “Ulysses” and enacts some of the dialogue and narration in the book. The show is aimed at people who have never read “Ulysses” and the events and characters are highlighted in a light-hearted way while at all times keeping loyal to the text and respecting the authenticity of the novel. The show is amusing and entertaining and emphasises the humorous nature of “Ulysses” without compromising the extraordinary novel.

Robert will perform his 70 minute show in the International Bar from Monday until Sunday. Tickets are EUR 10 and can be bought at the Sound Cellar on Nassau Street or online at Ticketmaster or you can also just pay at the door if there is still room.

For one Dublin Event Guide reader he has made a pair of tickets available for the lunchtime show on Saturday 07 November at 13:00 and if you want to win these tickets, you will have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with ULYSSES as the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by Wednesday at 14:00.

More information can be found here: www.strollingthroughulysses.com

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 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 gear. ;-)

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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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National Digital Week ….in Skibbereen!?

The National Digital Week takes place this week with an extensive programme of 4 days of seminars, workshops and exhibitions. Oddly, though, the event takes place in Skibbereen, which was last time I was down there a pretty part little town in the South West of Ireland, but definitely not the centre of “Digital Ireland”.

You could argue that not all important events should take place in Dublin, but with a third of the population in Dublin and with nearly ALL the relevant IT industry in Dublin, it would be a difficult argument. But Skibbereen?

Just have a quick look at the list of speakers at www.digitalweek.ie/key-speakers and it will show you where Digital Ireland is based!

Increase in Public Transport fares

The National Transport Authority has announced that in December there will be an increase to Public Transport fares again. Luckily, though, it will be mainly a re-organisation of some fares and also little or no increases for Leap Card holders.

Nevertheless, have a look at the changes in this RTE article so that you know if it affects you!

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 ==

I didn’t get Eventbrites selection of events this week, but it should be back next week.

In the meantime you can find lots of 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.

Art 5 Refugees – Exhibition and Auction

05-08 November

A4 Sounds, St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1

An exhibition and auction of artwork in aid of the refugee crisis takes place next weekend. The artworks were donated by the artists and will all be auctioned after an exhibition.

Opening night and Raffle is on Thurs 05 November at 19:00

The exhibtiion is open on Friday 06 & Saturday 07 November from 10:00-20:00

And on Sunday 08 Nov from 13:00 – 17:00 the auction will take place.

All proceeds will to to Global Giving’s Syrian refugee crisis fund.

www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162/

L’Histoire de France racontée par la publicite – Exhibition

01 Oct – 27 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This poster exhibition in the Alliance Francaise shows a series of humorous highlights of French History through a series of key historical figures who shaped the French imagination (e.g. Jeanne d’Arc, Francois I, Louis XIV, Napoleon, etc).

Admission is free.
alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

A World to Win – Political Poster Exhibition

17 Sept – 08 Nov (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat+Sun: 14:00-17:00)

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

To celebrate the year of design, Irish Design 2015 and the National Print Museum host exhibition “A World to Win – Posters of Protest and Revolution”, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The exhibition explores a century of posters agitating for political change. From the “Votes of Women” campaigns of the early twentieth century to the recent occupy movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise. The exhibition contains seventy posters drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection and will feature a diverse array of artists, graphic designers and print collectives.

Admission is free. www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Irish Polish Society – Art Exhibition

05&06/12&13 Nov: 13:00-19:00 and 31 Oct+14 Nov: 12:00-18:00

The Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

The Irish Polish Society invites to their yearly Art Exhibition with with twelve participating artists of differing nationalities (Polish, Irish, Spanish, Lithuanian-Polish, Polish-English and the former Republic of Yugoslavia). The works in the exhibition cover a wide range of artistic disciplines (etchings, watercolours, prints, pastels, sketches, oils, acrylics, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media). Curator & co-ordinator is Marysia Harasimowicz,

www.irishpolishsociety.ie

Total Recall – Gretchen Bender

23 Oct – 23 Dec (11:00-18:00, excluding Sinday and bank holidays)

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This exhibition will show Gretchen Bender’s “Total Recall” (1987), bringing her concept of ‘electronic theatre’ to life.

“The 24-monitor multi-projection screen installation, Total Recall explores the accelerated image-flow of television and includes a multitude of images that surrounded the context of her work – corporate logos, military hardware, Hollywood film as well as commercials for consumer goods.”

Admission is free. www.projectartscentre.ie/event/gretchen-bender/

E.gress – Film Screening

03 Nov – 13 Dec (11:30-17:30)

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

E.gress is a filmic artwork that maps a world of loss and change, exploring how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to changing world. This multi-layered film is a portrait of living moments on life’s edge and it invites us to contemplate loss, love and life itself.

The artwork was produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following a collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, informed by the concept of absence and presence and how ambiguous loss theory relates to an experience of dementia.

Admission is free. www.imma.ie/en/page_237053.htm

Saturday 31 Oct

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 31 Oct

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 31 Oct

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

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 31 Oct

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.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 31 Oct

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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 31 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 31 Oct

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

Deadly DJ Demos – for Children (8+)

10:30, Sat 31 Oct

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Join DJ Will Softly as he gives a up close demonstration of how a DJ puts music together. For ages 8+

You’ll see Will showing how he uses a range of equipment and skills when he is DJing. Watch as scratching, mixing, sampling, and putting special sound effects onto the music creates unique sounds.

Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited. There will be two 30min sessions, one at 10:30 and the second at 11:15.

ark.ie/events/view/deadly-dj-demos

The Horrible Halloween Zoology Tour

10:30, Sat 31 Oct

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

At the Horrible Halloween Zoology Tour, learn about all the horrible zoology this Halloween at the Dead Zoo, including the secret your pet rabbit doesn’t want you to share.

Admission is free and no booking required. Start times are 10:30 and 12:00. Suitable for Age 7+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4780

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 31 Oct

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/

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Oct

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day is on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 31 Oct

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

The Pinata Workshop – for kids

11:00 – 00:00, Sat 31 Oct

KChido, 18 Chancery Street, Dublin 7

To celebrate the Dia de Muertos, kids are invited to come to the Pinata Workshop. They will make Pinatas and the event is free. And while they are kept busy, you could have some of the delicious Mexican food at K Chido.

Your kids need to bring their own papoer / plastuc / Pepetiles. reciclartme.wordpress.com/the-pinata-therapy/

Yoga Union – Yoga in Dublin 8

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 31 Oct

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 11:00-12:00
+ 12:00-13:00
+ 13:00-14:00

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome. The Yoga Union is run by Love8.

www.facebook.com/theyogaunion

Halloween in the Casino

11:30, Sat 31 Oct

The Casino, Malahide Road, Marino, Dublin 3

A Halloween event in The Casino begins at 11:30 on Saturday with the costumed Mousemaster who will tell the exciting animated story – with interaction by the audience – of the White Mice of Casino and their Battle with the Black Rats.

Admission is free and the event is suitable for 5 – 10 yrs. Booking required via 01 8331618.

www.facebook.com/casinomarinodublin

Magical Plants – Children’s Event

11:30 – 15:00, Sat 31 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Come to this “Magical Plants” event and visit the witches in their garden and learn all about Magical Plants. Dressing up is suggested! There will be two time slots for this free event: 11:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:00.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 31 Oct

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 31 Oct

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/

Halloween Day DJ Disco – for Children

12:00 – 13:00, Sat 31 Oct

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

DJ Will Softly will be spinning the decks and scratching vinyl at this Halloween disco for children (and their parents) in The Ark’s theatre. Come along in costumes of any kind!

DJ Will Softly is one of the most popular DJs for children discos in Ireland.

Admission is free and based on first come, first served.

ark.ie/events/view/halloween-day-dj-disco

Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors – Literary Reading

12:00, Sat 31 Oct

Bleeding Horse Creative Space, 24-25 Upper Camden Street, Dublin 2

Organised by Howard Linnane, the Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors comes in its 6th year with a number of events again, but not all details have been nailed down, so you should check during the week the Facebook Page below. But right now it is not updated yet.

The events are:

Sat 31 Oct – 12:00: Literary Reading/Discussion of Gothic short stories in the Bleeding Horse.
Sun 01 Nov – 16:30: Gothic literary ramble – Meet outside Central Hotel, Exchequer Street from 16:15.
Fri 06 Nov: Thank Goth it’s Friday – Screening of Horror and Ghost films (venue and time to be confirmed)

Admission to all events is free.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest/?fref=ts

Mary Kennedy – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 31 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Mary Kennedy will be signing copies of her new book “What Matters”.

Admission is free.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 31 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Last chance!! The exhibition is closing this Sunday:

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 31 Oct

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

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 31 Oct

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/

It’s Always Sunny in Phibsboro – Tribute Night / Halloween Party

14:00 – 00:30, Sat 31 Oct

The Back Page, 199 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

The Back Page in Phisborough celebrates the US Sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and turns into “Paddy’s Pub” this Halloween for a party based around the Sitcom.

The schedule is
14:00 to close – Screenings of the show
19:00 – Separate the Fans From The Jabronis Table Quiz
20:00 – Diet Coke Drank From a Red Wine Can Reception
20:00 – Home and Betty DJs upstairs
21:00 – The Game of Games
22:00 – Flipadelphia
23:00 – Lethal Weapon 6
More decor and props than you can shake a rum ham at. Come dressed up.

The mad number of 4500 people have declared on Facebook that they will come to the event, so if you want to go to it, come early.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/199611420370097/

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 31 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A Family Workshop for ages 4-10 with the theme “Creepy Cartoons” will take place in the National Gallery. Admission is free, booking is not required, but places are limited. Find all details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/31-October.aspx

Storytelling in the Viking House – Children’s Event

15:00, Sat 31 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Gather round and hear tales from the Viking sagas to the Irish chronicles. Featuring formidable characters from Thor and Loki to Fionn Mac Cumaill and Queen Medb of Connaught and magical plants such as Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life and the hazel trees that surround the Well of Knowledge.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Halloween Events in Dublin

16:00, Sat 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

In all parts of Dublin bigger and smaller Halloween events take place. Some are relatively big like Otherworld in Ballymun or the Finglas Fright Night (they are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide), others are small or mainly for the locals.

A long list with many Halloween events in the Dublin City area can be found here.

www.dublincity.ie/halloween

Catch me if you Can – Citywide Street Game

17:00 – 20:00, Sat 31 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Catch Me If You Can is a race through city streets, a citywide street game and it sounds soooooo interesting!

This is how it works:

You start as a Runner (in teams of up to 4) and you will try to make it to a series of checkpoints as fast as you can, while avoiding being caught by Chasers. But if you are caught by a Chaser, you will become a Chasers as well, turning to pursue your former friends and allies.
It is a footrace, so only your own two feet and public transport are permitted. No bicycles, skates, cars or taxis.

When you sign in, your picture will be taken and you will be given a map (indicating the checkpoints) and two ribbons. The Runner ribbon you tie on your arm at the beginning. It identifies that you are a Runner and it must be clearly visible. Hiding your ribbon is considered cheating. (The Chaser ribbon you hope to never use.)

Runners are prison escapees. You’ve scaled the wall, but now you’ve got to earn your freedom. You’ll need cash, wheels, a new identity, a ticket out and an accomplice to get you out of the city

When the event begins, we will tell you who to look for at the first checkpoint and give the signal to begin. You should immediately start moving to the first checkpoint. Once you reach it, you must find the Agent waiting with further instructions. When you do, they will give you one of your needed items; they will then tell you who to look for at the next checkpoint; and so on until you reach the end, where there will be drinks and merriment. Whoever reaches the end first wins.

The people trying to stop you are the Chasers. Each Chaser wears a Chaser ribbon on their arm. If a Chaser tags you, you must give them your Runner ribbon as a trophy; you now put on your Chaser ribbon and become a Chaser yourself. Your job is to find and tag the other players, preventing them from safely reaching the finish.

There are some areas where you will be safe from Chasers, including the checkpoints. While in these safe zones, you cannot tag or be tagged. You must go to the checkpoints in order. If you arrive at a checkpoint after the Agent has left, you might not be able to complete the game.

Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and best chaser.

It just sounds brilliant! And it gets better: Participation is free, but you have to register.

The Start is at Avalon Cafe (formerly Bald Barrista) in Augnier Street and the Finish is at the Halloween Cauldron of Smithfield on Smithfield Square.

Check for more information and find out how to register on the website below.

www.facebook.com/events/516740391811630/

Ballymun Otherworld Festival – Halloween

18:00 – 21:00, Sat 31 Oct

The Plaza, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

Ballymun’s Otherworld Festival on Saturday will bring you a community parade, circus, carnival ride, spooky forest, trad stage and arts and crafts. The centre attraction of the event is the main stage with entertainment from Anto’s A Rat, Dale O’ Hanlon, 5th Element, DEXTRA, QED and other artists from the SPACE2 collective. The event will end with a great fireworks display at 20:50.

Admission is free.

www.otherworldfestival.com/

Finglas Fright Night – Halloween

18:00 – 21:30, Sat 31 Oct

Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

The attractions of the Finglas Fright Night are a Teenage Terminator Fun Fair Ride, a Mini Roller Coaster, Cups and Saucers Carousel, Magic Show, Story Telling, Bouncy Castles, Stalls and music by local band groups.

According to the website below, a fireworks display will be the fitting finale of the event, but I wasn’t able to find the starting time for the fireworks (expect that it could be as early as 20:50).

finglasfrightnight.com/

The Cauldron of Smithfield – Halloween

18:00 – 22:00, Sat 31 Oct

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Cauldron at Smithfield is a Halloween Community event at Smithfield Square.

There will be plenty of thrilling activities and entertainment for souls of all ages to enjoy. (Originally a Zip Line was promised, but that had to be cancelled.)

There will be a Giant Screen with Fifa 16 Grand Finals, Nightmare On Coke Lane is a “terrifying” walk through history bringing local legends back to life in the Haunted House at the end of the lane. On the Main Stage local entertainers, Magicians, Sword swallowers, Dancers, Djs and more will entertain, hosted by Lewis Kenny. A roaming circus sideshow will be in the Circus Ring. Fire Dancers, a bed of nails, a giant inflatable dragon and the gladiator dome will be other features.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/524182404411888/

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 31 Oct

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 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 Eskies – Gig

20:00, Sat 31 Oct

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

The Eskies will play a gig of Gypsy Folk in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free,

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-eskies-halloween-event

The Noel Fortune Orchestra – Gig

20:00, Sat 31 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Noel Fortune Orchestra is a 13 piece playing swing, blues and funk.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-noel-fortune-orchestra/

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 31 Oct

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

Robert Coyle is performing his new show “Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle” in Accents Cafe.

Doors open at 20:00, the show starts at 20:30 and finishes at 22:00.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/events/655129451290514/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 31 Oct

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green

Jazz on the Green is now provided every Saturday in the bar of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. Admission is free.

This week Lisa Jameson (vocals) and Eanna Ryder (piano) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 31 Oct

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 Mezz – Halloween Ball

21:00, Sat 31 Oct

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

The Mezz invites to their Halloween Ball on Saturday with “20 Seconds of Panic” and other special guests. Admission is free. Come in fancy dress!

www.facebook.com/events/925013940924119/

Blue Whale / Shrug Life / That Snaake – Gigs

22:30, Sat 31 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

At this Midnight Hour Halloween Special the bands Blue Whale (Belfast), Shrug Life and That Snaake are performing. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-halloween-special-w-blue-whale-shrug-life-that-snaake/

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Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Nov

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

Farmleigh House Food Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Nov

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

On Sunday another one of the Farmleigh Food and Craft markets takes place.

These markets are great when other activities happen at Farmleigh House and the place is buzzing. But when there is nothing else on, the market are a bit lack lustre with less stalls and definitely much less customers.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,33325,en.html

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Nov

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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 01 Nov

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 Made Me Market – Urban Farming Market & Showcase

10:30 – 15:00, Sun 01 Nov

Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lwr, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Dublin Made Me” is not about who made you, but about where was the food made that will be available at this new and possibly just once-off market.

Dublin Made Me celebrates the richness of food that people are finding and making in Dublin. Come, be inspired, sample the produce and learn something new at this showcase about urban farming.

There will be food stalls, screenings, conversations, demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Find more details on the Facebook Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1669388209957111/

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Nov

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/

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day was on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Nov

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

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Nov

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month.

There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

Yoga Union – Yoga in Dublin 8

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 01 Nov

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 11:00-12:00
+ 12:00-13:00
+ 13:00-14:00

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome. The Yoga Union is run by Love8.

www.facebook.com/theyogaunion

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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 Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 01 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 01 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The National Botanic Garden wants 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 more. Every Sunday at 12:00 and at 14:30. (Duration: 1hr)

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

This is the last day of the exhibition:

The current exhibition in the Science Gallery (08 Aug – 01 Nov) is called “SECRET – Nothing To See Here” and explores Privacy, Surveillance and Espionage.

Once again it is a really interesting exhibition, that has some intriguing, fascinating and revealing exhibits. Be prepared to do a good bit of reading to understand the background of the exhibits OR get one of the well informed and extremely helpful mediators to explain the details to you.

I would say that SECRET is for a slightly older audience (maybe 16+), but there are plenty of things that younger children will get as well if you make the effort to explain it to them.

From an airport-style security conveyor belt that records what you have in your pocket; via a Wifi traffic eavesdropping device (Transparency Grenade); a secret handshake training device; books full of stolen passwords (you might find yours!?); a Crypto Bar where you can download cryptographic software, a privacy wall that hides your identity to an installation with notepads where the lines are microprinted lists of Iraqi civilian victims of the Iraq war, you will find lots of interesting secrets.

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00, so there are no excuses! ;-) Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/secret/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Nov

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 Duo Chagall and Darina Gibson, piano playing French Chamber Music from 1914-1918 by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1396-sundaysnoon-french-chamber-music-1

A Letter to Momo – Film Screening – Chester Beatty Library

14:00, Sun 01 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The film “A Letter to Momo” by anime master Hiroyuki Okiura tells the story of a young girl’s grief and the three mischievous spirits sent to look after her. 2011, PG, (120 min).

Admission to this screening is free and no booking required.

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

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Nov

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 01 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday until 05 December, a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1395-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

Rehearsed Reading by Fortune’s Fool Production

14:30, Sun 01 Nov

Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Tim Casey from Fortune’s Fool Producitons, has translated “A little calm before the storm” and “A silence for Frau Schirakesch”, two plays by German Dramatist Theresia Walser, into English and produced this rehearsed reading.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20622628

Literary influences on John Butler Yeats – Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 01 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “Literary influences on John Butler Yeats (1839-1922)” with Professor Kevin Whelan (Director, Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin) will take place.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/November1.aspx

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Nov

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

RIAM High Achievers Award Concert

15:00, Sun 01 Nov

O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, 6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Established in 2000, the RIAM High Achiever Awards celebrate the broad educational value and priceless experience of live performance in the community through a series of regional concerts in Ireland each autumn.

The first concert takes place in Belvedere College. Admission is free, but booking via the website below is required.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540120/events/127519407

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Nov

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

Proteus Jazz Band – Sunday Soiree

16:00, Sun 01 Nov

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

The Proteus Jazz Band with 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals are in the Hot Spot Music Club and will play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others (including Bossa Nova). Aran McMahon is on vocals.

Admission is free, donations welcome.

thehotspot.ie/events/?event_id1=157

Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors – Walking Tour

16:30, Sun 01 Nov

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Organised by Howard Linnane, the Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors comes in its 6th year with a number of events again, but not all details have been nailed down, so you should check during the week the Facebook Page below. But right now it is not updated yet.

The events are:

Sat 31 Oct – 12:00: Literary Reading/Discussion of Gothic short stories in the Bleeding Horse.
Sun 01 Nov – 16:30: Gothic literary ramble – Meet outside Central Hotel, Exchequer Street from 16:15.
Fri 06 Nov: Thank Goth it’s Friday – Screening of Horror and Ghost films (venue and time to be confirmed)

Admission to all events is free.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest/?fref=ts

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Nov

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 01 Nov

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

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

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 01 Nov

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 01 Nov

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 01 Nov

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 02 Nov

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Vocal Masterclass with Tara Erraught

10:00, Mon 02 Nov

Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Irish mezzo-soprano and RIAM alumnus Tara Erraught will be in the Royal Irish Academy of Music to give a Vocal Masterclass.

Admission is free, booking required via website below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873542768

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 02 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day was on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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/

DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Lunchtime @ the Library

13:00, Mon 02 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

Every Monday in November (02+09+16+23 Nov) Members of the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble perform a lunchtime concert in Rathmines Library. Enjoy some of Ireland’s finest young musical talent studying on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

Admission is free, but booking is required via conservatory@dit.ie

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 02 Nov

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

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“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 02 Nov

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/

Club-Life, Toasting and Historical Memory in Ireland 1700-1850 – Talk

16:00, Mon 02 Nov

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

Martyn Powell (Aberystwyth University) will talk about “Whatever is Glorious of Irish Memory”: Club-Life, Toasting and Historical Memory in Ireland 1700-1850” in this Centre for Early Modern History Seminar.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/centreforearlymodernhistory2015_16.php

Kubrick, Music and the Auteur Problem – Lecture

18:15, Mon 02 Nov

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

“Kubrick, Music and the Auteur Problem” is a lecture by Prof. Chris Morris (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) in a Department of Music lecture.

The Music Department offers a series of lectures, conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops with guest speakers and practitioners, from around the world. They will address a variety of topics relating to current musicology, composition, performance, music technology and the recording industry. All events are free and everyone is welcome.

www.tcd.ie/Music/news/index.php

Pleasing Features – Gig Night

19:30, Mon 02 Nov

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Pleasing Features is a OPen Mic night with special guests and on Monday is the 2nd Birthday of Pleasing Features. The line-up at the gig night is Amano, Naoise Roo, Segrasso and Cloud Culture.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/pleasing-features-2nd-birthday-w-amano-naoise-roo-segrasso-and-cloud-culture/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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 02 Nov

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 02 Nov

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Nov

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 02 Nov

JJ Smith’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/767-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-11.html

Tuesday 03 Nov

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Portraits by John Butler Yeats – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 03 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The talk “At a Glance – Portraits by John Butler Yeats” with Niamh MacNally, exhibition curator will take place. Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/November3.aspx

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Tue 03 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day was on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 03 Nov

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

Role of the Royal Irish Academy in the formation of the National Museum – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Tue 03 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

The next lecture in the Autumn Lecture Series is “The role of the Royal Irish Academy in the formation of the National Museum” by Dr Michael Ryan (MRIA, Past-President of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and former Director of the Chester Beatty Library).

The Royal Irish Academy (founded 1785) devoted itself to the study of ancient Ireland and the collection of objects of antiquity. This collection was transferred to the Museum at Kildare Street in 1892. Find out how the RIA retained a strong influence in the development of the National Museum well into the 20th century.

Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is required via 01 648 6334 or educationarch@museum.ie

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4784

E.gress – Film screening launch with Alzheimer Society

18:00 – 19:30, Tue 03 Nov

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

E.gress is a multilayered film that explores living moments on lifes edge and to launch this film, Marie Brett (artist) and Jon Hinchliffe (Alzheimer Society of Ireland) discuss the making of this collaborative project with Cliodhna Shaffrey (Director, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin).

The event will be opened by Prof. Rose Ann Kenny (Director, Mercers Institute for Successful Ageing) and is followed by a drinks reception.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237057.htm

50 Works of Irish Art You Need to Know – Talk

18:30 – 19:30, Tue 03 Nov

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

The talk is about “50 Works of Irish Art You Need To Know” by Dr Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch (former Curator of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland) which selects key works of Irish art that simply must be seen.

In sharing the unique stories behind each work, the author provides a glimpse into the artist’s world, encouraging us to take a closer look – to really see and understand each work of art.

Admission to this talk is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/50-works-irish-art-you-need-know

Design Week Launch 2015

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 03 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Pivot Dublin and the organisers of Design Week invite you to the launch of Design Week 2015 on Tuesday.

2015 is European Year of Development with the theme “Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future” and Design Week has joined Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations, to support #EYD2015 and highlight the role design plays in enabling happy, healthy and dignified lives.

The creative team behind the animation SHAPE will launch Design Week in the company of Junior Achievement Ireland and Volunteers who delivered the pilot schools programme MAKESHAPECHANGE. Johnny Kelly, Scott Burnett and Wilson Brown, the makers of SHAPE, will speak about their work.

Admission is free and no booking required (admission on first come, first served basis)

www.pivotdublin.com/event/design-week-launch-2015/

Short Shots from Europe – Short Film Screening

18:30, Tue 03 Nov

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

A free screening of seven short films from around Europe will take place. Come and vote for your favourite film and you might even win a prize.

The films are presented by the Alliance Francaise, the Embassy of Austria, the British Council, the Embassy of Greece, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Admission is free, but booking si required via info@dublin.goethe.org with the subject “Short Shorts”.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20614086

Translating Finnegans Wake into Turkish – Talk

18:30, Tue 03 Nov

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

Sam Slote will be in conversation with Fuat Sevimay on the challenges of translating Finnegans Wake into Turkish. The event is organised by the Centre for Literary Translation in conjunction with Ireland Literature Exchange and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Admission seems to be free and no knowledge of Turkish is required,

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-11-03fuatsevimay.php

Green Drinks Dublin – Community Energy

19:00, Tue 03 Nov

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

At the next Green Drinks Dublin, Kate Ruddock, from Friends of the Earth, will talk about “Community Energy” and provide some case studies of good news stories from Ireland and further afield. She will also present some of the barriers in policy and legislation that hamper community groups here in achieving the goal of providing community energy.

Admission is free. Meet on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s.

Green Drinks is a meeting of people interested in Green issues in 711 cities around the world. Green Drinks Dublin is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust.

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

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 03 Nov

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

Splendid Lunatics – Improv Comedy

20:00, Tue 03 Nov

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The improv comedy troupe. Splendid Lunatics are performing in the Generator Hostel again on Tuesday. And admission is free. Improv Comedy is popular at the moment in Dublin, but there are not many free shows out there, so the Splendid Lunatics already stand out!

If you get a chance to talk to them, tell them where you heard about the event! ;-)

www.facebook.com/thesplendidlunatics

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 03 Nov

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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

21:00, Tue 03 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Pete Cummins, Grammy award winning songwriter will play songs from his album “Crooked Highways”. Every Monday he and his band will be in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Nov

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

Sober Lane Pub Quiz

21:00, Tue 03 Nov

Sober Lane D4, 82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

Every week there is a free pub quiz in Sober Lane, the new-ish pub in Irishtown. There are lots of other weekly events happening there too, check them out here.

www.soberlane.com/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 03 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 03 Nov

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 03 Nov

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 04 Nov

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Nov

Various OPW locations in Dublin

The First Wednesday is back again! 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 (closed from 01 Nov-13 March)
+ 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

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 04 Nov

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays.

ruared.ie/

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Wed 04 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day was on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Nov

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/

Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife – Talk

13:00, Wed 04 Nov

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife” is a lunchtime lecture by Dr Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha, DIAS: ‘Medical writing in Irish, 1350-1650: treatises on pathology’.

Admission is free and no booking required,

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Gaelic-Medical-Learning-and-its-Cultural-After-%284%29

Internment in Dublin during the Irish Civil War – Lecture

16:00, Wed 04 Nov

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

The next lecture in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series is “Internment in Dublin during the Irish Civil War” by Dr Anne Marie McInerney, TCD.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2015_16.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Nov

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

RIPE: ICAD Upstarts Exhibition

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 04 Nov

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

‘Upstarts’ is an initiative developed by ICAD to help the next generation of young creative hone their skills and prepare them for work in the design and advertising industries. In the programme, aspiring copywriters, art directors and designers take part in an intensive six-week course, where they are mentored in some of the country’s top agencies.

The ICAD Upstarts Exhibition opens in the Lighthouse Cinema on Wednesday and will be open every day until Sunday 08 November.

www.designweek.ie/event/ripe-icad-upstarts-exhibition/

Spanish Film Screening: Festejando a Manzanero con Paquito D’Rivera

18:00, Wed 04 Nov

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

A screening of the Mexican Music Film “Festejando a Manzanero con Paquito D’Rivera” will take place (in Spanish).

The screening is part of the programme to promote the renowned Festival Internacional Cervantino “Más allá de Guanajuato”. The concert of one of the most celebrated popular music composers (Armando Manzanero), interpreted by a renowned Latin jazz artist (Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera) will be shown.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha103337_16_2.htm

“Oh Come All Ye Tasteful” by Ian Flitcroft – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 04 Nov

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

The launch of “Oh Come All Ye Tasteful: The Foodie’s Guide to a Millionaire’s Christmas Feast” by Ian Flitcroft will take place in the Gutter Bookshop.

Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 04 Nov

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Evolving Quantum Computers – Lecture

19:00, Wed 04 Nov

Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Quantum computation could revolutionize the information age and trigger as big an impact on society as the conventional computer. It would transform not just science and technology but our very understanding of reality.

In this lecture, Eric Ladizinsky, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at D-Wave will describe the basic ideas behind quantum computation , Dwave’s unique approach, and the current status and future development of D-Wave’s processors.

Admission is free, but you have to book here.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Public-Lecture–Evolving-Quantum-Computers-%281%29

Incantatory Yeats – Readings

19:00, Wed 04 Nov

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

“Incantatory Yeats” is an evening of readings of Yeats’ poetry by Niall McCabe with brief introductions from the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation Editorial Board.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-10-21incantatoryyeats.php

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 04 Nov

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

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

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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

Comedy Kitchen

21:00 – 22:30, Wed 04 Nov

Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every two weeks, Comedy Kitchen, a stand-up comedy event comes to Crowbar (in the same building as the Button Factory) in Temple Bar. There will be 6 stand-up comedians performing. Check it out!

www.facebook.com/Comedy-Kitchen-269847429776574/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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 04 Nov

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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Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Nov

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every Thursday from March until 05 Nov 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

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day was on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 05 Nov

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

RIPE: ICAD Upstarts Exhibition

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Nov

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

‘Upstarts’ is an initiative developed by ICAD to help the next generation of young creative hone their skills and prepare them for work in the design and advertising industries. In the programme, aspiring copywriters, art directors and designers take part in an intensive six-week course, where they are mentored in some of the country’s top agencies.

The ICAD Upstarts Exhibition opens in the Lighthouse Cinema on Wednesday and will be open every day until Sunday 08 November.

www.designweek.ie/event/ripe-icad-upstarts-exhibition/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 05 Nov

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

Ireland and Climate Change before the Paris Summit – Talk

13:00, Thu 05 Nov

Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2

On 30 November-11 December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference, whose objective is to achieve a legally binding,worldwide agreement on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years. The Dublin Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green is running a number of lunchtime talks in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change.

On Thursday Trocaire’s Head of Policy Lorna Gold will talk about the human dimensions of climate change and particularly climate justice as a human rights issue in the developing world – with examples from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Honduras and the Philippines.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Everlasting Happiness: The Amazing Yongle Emperor – Talk

13:10, Thu 05 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “Everlasting Happiness: The Amazing Yongle Emperor” with Brian O’Neill from the Chester Beatty Library takes place. Admission is free and no booking required.

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

SYMPOSIUM: Design Now – Talks

14:00 – 18:30, Thu 05 Nov

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

EUNIC, the network of European Union national institutes for culture, have teamed up with ID2015 to showcase examples of the latest designs from Europe. Throughout the year EUNIC members British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura will present a wide range of design ideas and practices in Europe from product design to furniture, from fashion to jewellery.

Exploring diverging contemporary design practices across architecture, exhibition and retail design, industrial / product design and conceptual design, the symposium is loosely structured around two sessions considering themes of:design of objects and design of space.

Speakers are Philipp Mainzer, Germany / Turner Prize nominees Assemble Studio, UK / Alex Terzariol & Francesco Zurlo, Italy.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20624426

Yeats2015: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 05 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

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

Admission is free.

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

1916 as a Global Event – Lecture Series

16:30, Thu 05 Nov

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

In association with University College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy will run a series of public lectures to look at the global repercussions of and responses to the Easter Rising of 1916.

1916 is often seen primarily in a national context, but it was an event that got global attention and inspired other decolonisation movements.

The next talk is

“The Easter Rising and the Indian nationalist movement” with Professor Partha Chatterjee (Columbia University and the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/1916-as-a-Global-Event-Lecture-Series-%282%29

Living with Loss – Information Evening about Bereavement

17:30 – 20:00, Thu 05 Nov

Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2

This is an information evening about bereavement with guest speaker Jane McKenna (Founder of The LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Foundation).
With November being the month of remembrance, the Irish Hospice Foundation will provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people on this evening. In addition to a formal introduction and Jane McKenna’s talk about “Living with Loss”, there will be the opportunity to chat to voluntary bereavement support services about the supports they provide.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.facebook.com/events/1475309202776791/

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? – Introductory Workshop

17:30 – 20:00, Thu 05 Nov

Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Vit Dobrin, Trainee Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is inviting to a talk/workshop about TCM. Find out all details on the Facebook Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/938702192842484/

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 05 Nov

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 05 Nov

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.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Spanish Film Screening: Ballet Folklórico de México

18:00, Thu 05 Nov

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

The Mexican Concert/Performance “Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández y la Orquesta Sinfónica de la BUA de Puebla” will be screened (in Spanish) as part of the programme to promote the well-known Festival Internacional Cervantino “Más allá de Guanajuato”. It is a show that brings together music, dance, artistic creativity and extraordinary interpretations of the Mexican culture and tradition.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha103338_16_2.htm

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Nov

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/

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 05 Nov

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Nov

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 05 Nov

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 05 Nov

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 05 Nov

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.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 05 Nov

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 05 Nov

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

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 05 Nov

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 05 Nov

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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 05 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

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Law and Religion: Irish Context; International Perspectives – Conference

09:00, Fri 06 Nov

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

“Law and Religion: Irish Context; International Perspective” is a one-day interdisciplinary conference organised by Trinity College Dublin in association with the Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff Law School.

Some of the talks are “Religious freedom under the Irish Constitution”, “Human Rights and Islam”, “Patronage and Education”, “Blasphemy in Relation to Irish law”, “How the Judiciary have ‘Defined’ Religion” and “Changing Models of Church & State in Europe”.

More details can be found on the website below.

Admission is free, but places are limited and registration is required via cgkenny@tcd.ie

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-11-06law_and_religion.php

Get Crafty for Christmas – Workshop

10:00 – 12:00, Fri 06 Nov

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

A series of six Christmas Craft Workshops for Adults from 06 Nov – 04 Dec will give you the opportunity to learn how to make a few Christmas presents, Christmas decorations or Christmas cards. All materials are supplied, so all you have to do is bring yourself along. Places are limited so booking is essential via 01 4558159.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/get-crafty-christmas

Techmums Course

10:00 – 12:30, Fri 06 Nov

Digital Depot, Roe Lane (off Thomas Street), Digital Hub, Dublin 8

The Techmums Course is all about giving mothers the chance to take part in the digital revolution. Through a series of techmums workshops and online support, mothers will get the confidence, skills and understanding they need to ensure they and their children can make the most of the wealth of opportunities technology offers.

The course iis for mothers from the Dublin 8 community and it includes sessions about Google Apps, App Design, Web Design, Social Media, Online Security and Programming.

The course runs every Friday for 6 weeks (10:00-12:30) and admission is free, but booking is required. Further details about the course content and on how to register are on the website below.

www.thedigitalhub.com/projects/community-learning-projects/digital-literacy-training/techmums-at-the-digital-hub-starts-061115-/2769

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 06 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Ireland’s first Internet Day was on 29 October and to celcebrate this, the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) will host an exhibition in the CHQ Building called “The History and Future of the Internet in Ireland”.

There will also be a selection of internet gadgets to try out from past and present, including the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Fri 06 November.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Nov

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

Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors – Film Screening

12:00, Fri 06 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Organised by Howard Linnane, the Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors comes in its 6th year with a number of events again, but not all details have been nailed down, so you should check during the week the Facebook Page below. But right now it is not updated yet.

The events are:

Sat 31 Oct – 12:00: Literary Reading/Discussion of Gothic short stories in the Bleeding Horse.
Sun 01 Nov – 16:30: Gothic literary ramble – Meet outside Central Hotel, Exchequer Street from 16:15.
Fri 06 Nov: Thank Goth it’s Friday – Screening of Horror and Ghost films (venue and time to be confirmed)

Admission to all events is free.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest/?fref=ts

RIPE: ICAD Upstarts Exhibition

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 06 Nov

Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

‘Upstarts’ is an initiative developed by ICAD to help the next generation of young creative hone their skills and prepare them for work in the design and advertising industries. In the programme, aspiring copywriters, art directors and designers take part in an intensive six-week course, where they are mentored in some of the country’s top agencies.

The ICAD Upstarts Exhibition opens in the Lighthouse Cinema on Wednesday and will be open every day until Sunday 08 November.

www.designweek.ie/event/ripe-icad-upstarts-exhibition/

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 06 Nov

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

Rollin’ Empire – In-Store Gig

13:00, Fri 06 Nov

Tower Records Ireland, 7 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Rollin’ Empire, a Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Donegal will play a gig in Tower Records to launch their debut album “Nowhere to Run”.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TowerRecordsDublin

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13:00, Fri 06 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

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The Language Of Music Music – Talk

13:00, Fri 06 Nov

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

Music is a language which expresses emotion and feelings. In this series of three talks (23+30 Oct + 06 Nov), Michael Grant will trace the development of this language, from the musical notation system in the 9th century through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods to the present day.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 ext 5 or musiclibrary@dublincity.ie

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

Harp Recital – Marta Marinelli

18:30, Fri 06 Nov

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

Internationally known harpist Marta Marinelli will perform a Harp Recital in the Italian Institute of Culture.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=661&citta=Dublino

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Nov

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 06 Nov

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

Latin Fever – Venezuelan Night

21:00, Fri 06 Nov

O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

A Venzuelan Night with a real Rumba Venezolana with the best of tambor, calypso, merengue, salsa, electronic etc will take place. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/678891455575154/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 06 Nov

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 06 Nov

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

Brave Giant – Gig

22:30, Fri 06 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Five piece indie/folk/pop band Brave Giant from Longford are playing in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-brave-giant/

Events Coming Up

Curious Dublin

14+15 November

various locations in Dublin

The Science Week takes place from 08-15 November and on the weekend 14+15 November a number of family events will happen in Dublin that are free, but require tickets. Have a look at www.scienceweek.ie to see if there are still tickets available and if something interests you. The events are

+ The Science of the Circus
+ Across Africa
+ Curiosity Lab

They will definitely book out, so don’t wait!

Local History Day

Sat 07 Nov – 09:30-15:30

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

A Local History Day, a one-day seminar with 5 speakers will take place and the there will be talks about the RMS Lusitana, Irish Historic Town Atlas, Dublin Pubs, Palmerstownand The Coombe.

Admission is free and booking is not required. Find all details here.

Ethics in Sport – Conference

07 Nov – 10:00-16:00

Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The Department of Religions & Theology in Trinity College Dublin invites to the interdisciplinary conference “Ethics in Sport” on Saturday 07 November.

The full programme is in this PDF here.

Admission is free, but places are limited.
For further information and for registration contact John Scally at jscally@tcd.ie

Dublin “Meet the Stemettes” Panel Event

Sat 07 Nov – 11:00-14:00

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Central Park Block D, 18 Leopardstown, Ireland

On Saturday 07 November social enterprise Stemettes will be running a panel event in Dublin to give local girls access to role models who have excelled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The panel will feature a range of women who have built successful careers in STEM, plus one “mystery man”.

Stemettes, last year named as EU Digital Impact Organisation of the Year, inspires girls into STEM via panel events, hackathons, exhibitions, and mentoring schemes.

The panelists are:

+ Laura Tobin – An experimental physics graduate, a graduate of the TCD-UCD Innovation Academy and currently a PhD candidate in optical engineering at University College Dublin
+ Elle Loughran – A 6th Year student who was recently appointed to the Youth Panel of the British Science Association and named a global youth leader in nanotech by the Emerging Technologies Hub. She participated in Stemettes’ Outbox Incubator over the summer and blogs about life, education and STEM at frizzyroselle.eu

Admission is free, but you have to register here.

www.stemettes.org/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

01+07+08+14+15+21+22+28+29 November

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

November is a busy month and the next walks take place on 01+07+08+14+15+21+22+28+29 November.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

9 Days of 90s Halloween Horror at the Lighthouse: 23-31 October

Dublin Vegfest: 01 November

Feminist Film Festival 30 November – 01 December

Dublin International Tattoo Convention: 30 October – 01 November

Dublin Beatles Festival 2015: 06 – 08 November

Kinopolis – Polish Film Festival: 06 – 09 November

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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!

OMG! The Sea View will be restricted from your car in Clontarf!

Dublin was build completely wrong!! Back when the Normans and Vikings and the Celts messed around ;-) with the layout of the city for hundreds of years, they paid more attention to this black water hole called Dubh Linn, than to all the other water further East, called SEA!

In cities with no river, the city usually is built along the sea and nowadays has wonderful sea promenades, but the Liffey messed this up and therefore Dublin is built along the river and the black pool and not along the sea. So no sea promenades and wonderful sea views (and sea-related events) for us, Sure it could have been changed in more recent times, but nobody bothered.

As a consequence we don’t have many good Sea Views in Dublin. And in some “water-fronting” areas – and Clontarf is the best example – we messed around even more by re-claiming some land (East Point Business Park) and the sea you see is not really open SEA, it is more like a river with tide. But this pseudo-sea view is causing a lot of upset at the moment.

So much that on Friday the Irish Times sensed drama and carried the head line “Motorists to lose sea views at Bull Island due to new wall”. But what is behind all this?

Well, Dublin City has decided (assumingly based on expert opinions and experience) that Clontarf is a seriously threatened by possible floods due to rising sea levels and the thousands of sand bags at the sea front of Clontarf were probably not just there fore decoration but were put there because there were problems in the past. People rightly expect from their local authority that it does what ever can be done to protect them and consequently Dublin City decided that the flood protection for Clontarf has to be stepped up.

Enter from stage-left: The Clontarfians! Either they weren’t home when the floodings happened last time or they live further back where the streets are already higher and therefore don’t care about the people at the front or maybe the flooding is an invention of Dublin City? One or more of these reasons must be true, because the (outspoken) Clontarfians are outraged about this flood defense wall. “It is too high! It takes our sea views away! We don’t like the colour! We don’t need it at all!” are the outraged cries.

Now, I am not an expert AND I am a bit of a simpleton when it comes to threats: If there is a definite flood risk then the Clontarfians just have to live with the slight reduction of their pseudo-Sea View and just suck it up! If there is NO flood risk then what the heck is Dublin City doing? Why are they building walls, spend 5 millions (or so) on all the work and annoy the people.

So one side has to shut up or stop what they are doing because they are talking rubbish! Who is it? The Clontarfians or Dublin City? I have no expertise, but pictures like this from 2014 or the first picture on this page from 2002 and the fact that some Clontarfians suggested that instead of the wall a glass or Plexiglass screen should be built MIGHT indicate that there is indeed a flooding risk.

If that were accepted by all sides, we would be down to the HOW and not the IF. Glass or Plexiglass are completely unsuitable for a sealed water barrier over a long distance in a public area (Reasons: Risk of vandalism, requirement to clean regularly, difficulty to seal in a long term weather and temperature resistant way, etc), so what would be left? Maybe a wall???

And if it is a wall, should it be 5 or 10cm higher than the one that was not high enough in 2011 and 2014 etc? Doesn’t make sense to add a little bit every year or so, right? So let’s build it high enough that it is a sufficient protection. Right? And the views? Well, what is more important to you? A dry living room or the view from your house or car?

By the way, if Dublin City will do what they promise, then allegedly the wall will nowhere be higher than 1 metre above the footpath (which still has to be built and will be higher than the street). And 1 metre is (for most adults ;-) ) still low enough to guarantee your Sea View. Ok, you will have to leave the car/your house to see the sea and this is soooo unfair, but what should the polar bears say whose ice bergs are disappearing for the same reasons? And who has a tougher life?

Storm in a tea cup maybe?

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