Dublin Event Guide 436: Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin Flea Market, Macnas Parade

October 24th, 2015
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 436 | 23 October 2015

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Hi all!

Hurray! This Dublin Event Guide is a little earlier than in other weeks. But, believe me, it is hard work to achieve that. This week I already started on Monday working on it, which is unfortunately not something I can do in normal weeks. I hope, though that it helps you to get this weeks e-mail sooner!

The situation regarding the financial support has improved a little, but there are still EUR 75 missing to pay for this month’s bill! And at the end of this week already the next month starts with another EUR 190 bill looming. I am very open for suggestions on how to reduce the financial stress and would love to hear your suggestions at dublineventguide@gmail.com! Thanks! And PLEASE consider to help with a donation. If you can’t that’s absolutely fine, but if you can help, please do!

And here is my weekly appeal to you: These are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Not very many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others!

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 once again a quote. It is from amazing and inspirational person and speaker Anthony Robbins. He said:

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

Don’t stop working on yourself, on your goals and don’t stop to contribute to this world.

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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 Majella M, Trevor J and Noelle H 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.

This weekend the Bram Stoker Festival is the main event. Stokerland on Sunday, the Macnas Parade on Monday and the (loosely connected) Smithfield Market Fair together with the variety of other events are worth a visit. But don’t forget the old reliables either and one of them is the Dublin Flea Market. I will be at all these and am looking forward to it. :-)

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Competitions

Feminist Film Festival – Ticket Competition

Fri 30 Oct – Sun 01 Nov
The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Feminist Film Festival takes place next weekend. The purpose is to counteract the mis/under representation of women in film and to fundraise for the Sasne charity in Nepal. There will be a range of feature films, short films and even some free (but ticketed events) and a Panel Discussion.

The full programme can be found on www.feministfilmfestivaldublin.com and it includes the Irish Premiere of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”, a documentary about the the US women’s movement between 1966 and 1971.

All films are EUR 10 and tickets can be bought on www.thenewtheatre.com

The organisers have made a pair of tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide Reader and to enter the competition you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with FEMINIST FILM in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. You also have to include the name of the film you want the pair of tickets for.

Your mail has to be with me by Wednesday 28 October at 13:00.

www.facebook.com/FeministFilmFestival

The Dubliners Dilemma – Play based on James Joyce’s Dubliners – Ticket Competition

Tues 20 – Sat 24 October – 13:00-13:50
International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Bachelors Walk Productions will present five ‘homecoming’ Dublin performances of Declan Gorman’s one-man show “The Dubliners Dilemma” based on James Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ at the International Bar.

The show has been described as ‘Mesmerising’ (Metro Herald) ‘Ingenious’ Mail on Sunday and ‘Effortlessly entertaining’ (Examiner.com USA). It tells the fascinating tale of a young author who wrote a book of stories about the ordinary Dublin people – the rogues, the mitchers, the perverts and the gamblers – and then found he couldn’t get it printed. Until an English publisher who had previously rejected it spent one fraught night of conscience torn between his love of a wonderful book, his need to make money and his fear of losing everything.

Admission is EUR 10 and tickets can be bought from 086-3615585 or e-mail bachelorswalk@yahoo.ie. (Group rates available)

And Bachelors Walk Productions had made a pair of tickets available for the show on Thursday. The lucky winner was Dan Reilly. Congratulations!

Find more information about the play here www.bachelorswalkdublin.com and see a video clip here www.youtu.be/bzRhbNN5gMQ

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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New BAD Marketing Image for Dublin – Things are getting worse!

Last week I mentioned here that Dublin has a new Marketing Image and new brand. The logo has changed, the video is more about outside of Dublin thatn the City itself and there is not a single pub or pint in sight.

The first video clip is this www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9vVo9kV_gI and it was controversial.

The second vide clip is not as controversial as the first one, instead nearly everybody thinks it is utter rubbish. But decide for yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsK8O2yvEPg

Is this second best city your Dublin? The place that never came first? The place that is just not good enough to win anything? VERY odd way of marketing a City!

Are the cents going? – Voluntary Rounding Scheme from 28 October

I like the 1 cent and 2 cent coins. Sure they clutter your pocket or wallet, but I keep finding them on the street and despite the fact that the value is relatively small, it just feels good finding money on the street. ;-)
But these coins are expensive to manufacture and to manage and because of that, there are moves of getting rid of them. Some countries already have done it and the Central Bank in Ireland will – after a trial in Wexford in 2013 – introduce a VOLUNTARY rounding scheme.

Many people are VERY worried about it, so here are the facts without the panic:

This will NOT lead to inflation and price increases are NOT the automatic consequence of this scheme.
First of all, it is – at least for the moment – voluntary, so you can opt out and still get your cents back. If you decide for rounding (and I expect that the shops will ask you), it will only apply to the total of your purchase not to the individual prices. So your item for 1.99 will still cost the same, but if you buy three items for 1.99 and the total is 5.97, then you will only have to pay 5.95 but ONLY if you pay with cash. If you pay by card, you will pay 5.97.
Because the total will be rounded up when you buy other items that come to a price of 3.98 and you have to pay 4.00. It will average itself out.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
If you always buy just one item for 3.99, you will lose out over time. Also, if you want to game the system, you can do that at the moment as long as it is voluntary: Everytime your price is xx.96 or xx.97 you ask for it to get rounded and everytime the price is xx.98 or xx.99 you decide against rounding. That way you will make a profit. BUT you can only make a “profit” of 2 cent per transaction, so it will take a while to get rich that way.

If you usually pay by card, it won’t affect you at all.

With all that in mind, I suggest that you don’t listen to the people who panic about inflation and price increases, they are taking rubbish.

Does the rounding make sense? Well, there are some advantages and some disadvantages and if most people opt out, it might be stopped again or if most people opt in, it will be made compulsory, so you possibly have some small bit of influence. It will already start on 28 October and that is soon, but as I said no reason to panic or worry! Watch it for a few weeks consciously and you will get the hang of it. ;-)

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 ==

DESPERADOS PRESENT NEON + BINGO – 28 Oct
Desperados, the tequila flavoured beer, is turning the pensioner’s favourite game, bingo, on its head for an unforgettable night of tunes at ‘NEON + BINGO’. This party will take place in The Grand Social on October 28th and will deliver surreal experiences that celebrate unconventional combinations to deliver instagrammable, snapchattingly unforgettable parties.
Get your free tickets here.

THE PIRATE CINEMA – 30 Oct
The hidden activity and geography of real-time peer-to-peer file sharing via BitTorrent is revealed in The Pirate Cinema, a live performance by Nicolas Maigret and Brendan Howell. In their monitoring room, omnipresent telecommunications surveillance gains a global face, as the artists plunder the core of restless activity online, revealing how visual media is consumed and disseminated across the globe. Each act of this live work produces an arbitrary mash-up of the BitTorrent files being exchanged, in real time, in a specific media category, including music, audio books, movies, porn, documentaries, video games and more.
Get your free tickets here.

INTERLUDE FESTIVAL AT RHA GALLERY – Friday – Monday
Expect craft beer, vintage cocktails, movie screening, album listening sessions, mini markets and a whole array of well known DJs such as: Lasertom, Wounded Healer, Keep Schtum, Billy Scurry, Decent Perks, The Painted Lady, RSAG (Visuals Set), SlowPlaceLikeHome, Justin Robertson, Ashley Beedle, The Disconauts, Sam Kinsella, Ruby Cube, Carriages, little xs for eyes, Paddy Hanna, Tom Middleton, The Reflex, Get Down Edits, Arveene & Shamon Cassette and Craig Wrafter.
Tickets for EUR 15 per day can be bought here.

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

Exhibitions

Based on your feedback, I have decided to do the following with the Exhibition section in this newsletter from now on: I will provide you with a link to a near-comprehensive listing of exhibitions provided by www.visualartists.ie . For me to list all exhibitions would only be doubling their good work and would be an inefficient use of my resources. The link is www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

On top of that I will every now and then include here a small selection of exhibitions that either are not mentioned in the Visual Artist listing or are note-worthy to be mentioned separately.

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/

Face-to-Face – Andrzej Mazur

22-30 October

James Joyce House, 15 Usher’s Island, Dublin 8

Face-to-Face is an exhibition of new work by Andrzej Mazur.

“Mazur shows a group of extraordinary drawings alongside with his newest oil paintings. The small intense canvases depict phantasmagorical landscapes populated by figures from an earlier time. Fiction and formalism go hand in hand in these works, dissolving the distinction between reality and illusion. Part figurative, part abstract, they continue Mazur’s on-going exploration of the language of painting.”

www.andrzej-mazur.com

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/

A Postcard to Ireland – Eve Parnell

01-30 October (10:00-17:00)

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Artist Eve Parnell will exhibit “A Postcard to Ireland”, work that has previously been exhibited in Berlin and Rome but never in Ireland. It is characterised by a sense of wonder at the world and her fascination with people, nature and objects.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103942

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 24 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/

Irish Defence Forces – Open Day

09:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Oct

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Irish Defence Forces will have an Open Day in Farmleigh House and there will be stands from various Defence Forces units and corps including the Army Ranger Wing, Infantry, Cavalry, Engineer and Bomb Disposal units, the Air Corps, the Naval Service and there will also be unarmed combat and parachute displays.

If you are interested in career in the Irsh Defence Forces or just want to find out a bit more about their work, come to Farmleigh House.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DefenceForces/photos/a.462303761165.253473.169367391165/10153576881276166/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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

Bram Stoker Festival 2015

10:00, Sat 24 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival is back from 23-26 October with four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures. The day events are mostly family friendly events, talks and interactive experiences. And in the night the shenanigans turn a bit more macabre, ghostly and also come in the form of parties.

+ Irish street-artist Maser will create an interactive installation in Smithfield.
+ Macnas, the street spectacle company from Galway will lead a festival parade on Monday.
+ Stokerland, a gothic theme park with street performers, will happen on Sunday for families on Wolfe Tone Square.
+ New Blood at the Projects Arts Centre on Sunday is a Halloween Party with art installations, live electronic acts and DJs.

And there are lots of other events.

Some of the events are free, some are not and a good few need pre-booking, so check them out on the website below.
The festival is an initiative of Dublin City Council in association with Fáilte Ireland.

The main free events (Stokerland, Macnas Parade) and some of the smaller events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

Some more events are listed here:

+ The Scary Trail (23+24 Oct – 11:00-17:00, Marsh’s Library)
+ Penny Dreadzines Distribution (23-26 Oct – 12:00-17:00, various locations) (probably not free!?)
+ Street Artist Maser exhibits (23 Oct – 18:00-20:00 / 24-26 Oct: 11:00-19:00, Smithfield Square)
+ Dancing in the Moonlight – Screen Print Show (24-26 Oct – 12:00-18:00, Generator Hostel)

Check out www.facebook.com/BramStokerDublin and www.bramstokerfestival.com/full-listings/

www.bramstokerfestival.com

Dublin Marathon Expo

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Dublin Marathon Expo on Saturday and Sunday is a free event and is absolutely mandatory for all Marathon participants becuase that is where they collect their Race number etc. Everybody else is also welcome and if you are a runner, you might want to have a look. But don’t expect tooooo much. An Expo for running shoes, running clothes, training food, etc.

The location is Hall 1 of the RDS.

www.dublinmarathonexpo.com/

Food Truck Fusion

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 Oct

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Taste City Fusion 2015 is a new food festival with Masterclasses and Restaurant events. It is organised by the company behind Taste of Dublin and runs from Fri 23 – Sun 25 October.

Only one event is kind of free out of all the Taste City Fusion events:
Food Truck Fusion will take place in the Grounds of Christchurch Cathedral from Friday until Sunday and admission to it will be free. (The food obviously is not free.) And what is it? Food Trucks/Mobile food stands that sell their food there. You think the name is a bit “grand” for what it is? You could be right! ;-)

dublin.tastefestivals.com/whats-on/food-truck-fusion/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 24 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 24 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 24 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

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 24 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/

Mary Whelan – Book Signing

11:00, Sat 24 Oct

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Marty Whelan will be in Eason’s to sign his book and greet his fans.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/marty-whelan-author-signing-o-connell-street-dublin-2/?instance_id=11054

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 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

Yoga Union – Yoga in Dublin 8

11:00 – 14:00, Sat 24 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 24 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 24 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/

Pet Phot Shoot

12:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Oct

Equipet, Coolock Retail Park, Malahide Road

A free Pet Photography event will take place in Equipet in Coolock on Saturday. The Photos will be taken by Wet Nose Photography.

There is no fee for getting the pictures taken and you will also receive a free 5″x7″ pet portrait. (Extra prints can be bought.) Photos are taken on a first come first served basis.

On the same day, there will also be discounts of up to 20% on Equipet products.

www.equipetstores.com

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 24 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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/

Street Stories 1916 – Festival

12:00, Sat 24 Oct

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Street Stories 1916 is a weekend of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. (It is not clear why this takes place 7 months too early, but it’s not that relevant.) The events include the launch of a commemorative magazine, public talks, walking tours, film screening and live music. Nearly all events will take place around Smithfield.

The weekend started on Friday and the main day is on Saturday. There will be four sessions with talks on Saturday in venues around Smithfield Square and in the evening a gig with the Bionic Rats (not free!) in the Cobblestone will end the day.

On Sunday a Walking Tour and Film Screening will complete the festival.

The full schedule is listed on the Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/events/429946607191224/

It seems that the talks are free, but there is no definite statement.

www.facebook.com/events/429946607191224/

Qigong – Drop-in class – Chester Beatty Library

12:30, Sat 24 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

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

Come to this gentle Qigong practice outdoors on the Roof Top Garden of the Library (weather permitting) or indoors with a view of the roof garden. Suitable for all ages.

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

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

All City Shaw Sessions – Graffiti Jam

13:00 – 23:00, Sat 24 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

This is the first “All City Shaw Sessions”, an all day graffiti jam for up and coming writers. This is an opportunity to give new arrivals, up and comers a chance to shine. And for the curious there will be sketching competitions and lessons and DJs.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/all-city-shaw-sessions/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 24 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/

Japanese Kimono – Talk and Demonstration

13:10, Sat 24 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Come to this public talk and demonstration exploring the 1,500 year evolution of the Japanese kimono with Akiko Kidokoro, Emily Waszak and Emiko Kasajima.

Admission is free.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 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/

Story of Caher Bridge Garden – Talk

14:00, Sat 24 Oct

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Carl Wright has literally carved a garden out of the limestone pavement surrounding his cottage near Fanore in the Burren. IN his lecture “Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the Story of Caher Bridge Garden”, he tells the story. Removing, controlling, and editing hazel scrub, finding, improving, and creating soil pockets for plants, building sympathetic walls and hard landscape and plant selection for this singular location will be covered.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Art / Memory / Place – Programme Launch

15:00, Sat 24 Oct

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

The Art | Memory | Place programme of talks and events will be launched with a seminar exploring the role of art and memory. Over the course of 2015-16, this programme will address themes of Art, Memory and Place in the context of the decade of commemorations.

The first two events are on Saturday:

15:00-16:00 Keynote Lecture by Ann Rigney: “Centenaries: what are they good for?”
Ann Rigney is Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University and Director of the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies.

16:00-17:00 Art and Memory: Artists Perspectives
Presentations by artists Shane Cullen, Cecily Brennan and Chloe Dewe Mathews followed by a panel discussion. Chaired by Ailbhe Murphy (Director, Create, Ireland).

www.imma.ie/en/page_237043.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 24 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The Saturday Family Workshop in the National Gallery is entitled “My Art Passport” this week. It is suitable for ages 4-10 and admission is free. No booking is required, but places are limited. Find some more “Small print” on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/24-October.aspx

Progressive Film Club – Film Screenings

15:00, Sat 24 Oct

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The next Progressive FIlm Club screenings will take place on Saturday. The two films are

+ 15:00: Out of Focus [2013]- …is about a juvenile detention centre in Mexico City and its inmates.

+ 16:00: Smolt …is about two Irish kids who have to fend for themselves.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Blood Red Mountain Band – Gig

20:00, Sat 24 Oct

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

The Blood Red Mountain Band is bringing their bluegrass and folk tunes to the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/blood-red-mountain-band-event

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 24 Oct

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 24 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

Being Wrong is Right with Robert Coyle – Comedy

20:30 – 21:30, Sat 24 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/1608588262740314/

Jazz on the Green

21:00 – 23:30, Sat 24 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 Adrian Dazz (vocals), Dario Rodighiero (piano) and Robson Diem (guitar) will perform.

www.fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 24 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

Ditch Cassidy – Rock & Soul Gig

22:00, Sat 24 Oct

The Salty Dog, 16 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Ditch Cassidy will be back in the Salty Dog in Skerries for a Rock & Soul Gig

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thesaltydogskerries

Santoria – Soul Gig

22:00, Sat 24 Oct

The Inn, Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

The popular Soul Band Santoria will be in full 7-piece configuration on the Raheny Inn this Saturday.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/RahenyInn

The Enemies – Gig

23:00, Sat 24 Oct

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

The Enemies are in the Church Pub for a Halloween gig on Saturday. They are followed by a DJ.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1673197356257185/

D-Riculous All Stars – Gig

23:55, Sat 24 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The D-Riculous All Stars are playing covers from the rock and blues catalogues.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Dodgy Few – Gig

23:55, Sat 24 Oct

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

The Dodgy Few will play a gig in the Mezz on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Time Change! Summer Time —> Winter Time

08:00, Sun 25 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Did you change your watch?

Last night the Summer Time came to an end again and we have to put watches one hour BACK! Which means you got an extra hour of sleep last night, so no complaining! ;-)

But be careful, do NOT change the time on your smart phone or computer (at least not until checking) most smart phones do the time change automatically at 02:00 and if you fiddled with it after wards, you would be out by an hour. So change your “old” clocks and watches and before you go near the “brainier” devices, check what the actual time is before you change anything.

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 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

Bram Stoker Festival 2015

10:00, Sun 25 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival is back from 23-26 October with four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures. The day events are mostly family friendly events, talks and interactive experiences. And in the night the shenanigans turn a bit more macabre, ghostly and also come in the form of parties.

+ Irish street-artist Maser will create an interactive installation in Smithfield.
+ Macnas, the street spectacle company from Galway will lead a festival parade on Monday.
+ Stokerland, a gothic theme park with street performers, will happen on Sunday for families on Wolfe Tone Square.
+ New Blood at the Projects Arts Centre on Sunday is a Halloween Party with art installations, live electronic acts and DJs.

And there are lots of other events.

Some of the events are free, some are not and a good few need pre-booking, so check them out on the website below.
The festival is an initiative of Dublin City Council in association with Fáilte Ireland.

The main free events (Stokerland, Macnas Parade) and some of the smaller events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

Some more events are listed here:

+ The Scary Trail (23+24 Oct – 11:00-17:00, Marsh’s Library)
+ Penny Dreadzines Distribution (23-26 Oct – 12:00-17:00, various locations) (probably not free!?)
+ Street Artist Maser exhibits (23 Oct – 18:00-20:00 / 24-26 Oct: 11:00-19:00, Smithfield Square)
+ Dancing in the Moonlight – Screen Print Show (24-26 Oct – 12:00-18:00, Generator Hostel)

Check out www.facebook.com/BramStokerDublin and www.bramstokerfestival.com/full-listings/

www.bramstokerfestival.com

Dublin Marathon Expo

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Dublin Marathon Expo on Saturday and Sunday is a free event and is absolutely mandatory for all Marathon participants becuase that is where they collect their Race number etc. Everybody else is also welcome and if you are a runner, you might want to have a look. But don’t expect tooooo much. An Expo for running shoes, running clothes, training food, etc.

The location is Hall 1 of the RDS.

www.dublinmarathonexpo.com/

Food Truck Fusion

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Oct

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Taste City Fusion 2015 is a new food festival with Masterclasses and Restaurant events. It is organised by the company behind Taste of Dublin and runs from Fri 23 – Sun 25 October.

Only one event is kind of free out of all the Taste City Fusion events:
Food Truck Fusion will take place in the Grounds of Christchurch Cathedral from Friday until Sunday and admission to it will be free. (The food obviously is not free.) And what is it? Food Trucks/Mobile food stands that sell their food there. You think the name is a bit “grand” for what it is? You could be right! ;-)

dublin.tastefestivals.com/whats-on/food-truck-fusion/

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 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, Sun 25 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

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 25 Oct

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Dublin Flea Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Oct

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

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

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

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

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 25 Oct

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/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 25 Oct

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

Yoga Union – Yoga in Dublin 8

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 25 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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 25 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 25 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 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 25 Oct

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

Imaginary Fred – Book Signing

12:00, Sun 25 Oct

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

Author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers and Irish Children Laureate Eoin Colfer will be in the Gutter Book Shop to sign their book “Imaginary Fred”.

Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

SECRET – Nothing To See Here – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 25 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

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/

Smithfield Market Fair

12:00 – 19:00, Sun 25 Oct

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Market Fair will take place again in the Generator Hostel at Smithfield Plaza.

There will be Live Music from 13:00-19:00 with Srah Red, The Juke Joint Aces and Luna Boys. And Free Yoga at 12:00 in the cinema room with Yoga Hub.
And over 40 market stalls will be selling Vintage Clothes, Food, Vinyl records, Contemporary Arts, Jewellery pieces and much more.

This week’s edition of the market is part of the Bram Stoker Festival and has therefore a slight Gothic aspect to it, but it is still the same good Smithfield Market Fair. ;-)

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Smithfield-Market-Fair/717370318301878

Stokerland – Bram Stoker Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Oct

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Stokerland is a gothic pop-up playground/theme park for the family with lots of entertainment. It is part of the Bram Stoker Festival.

There will be street performers Abel Mabel and Mighty Gareth and lots of other attractions.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/stokerland/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 25 Oct

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature the RTÉ Contempo Quartet with their 20/20 EXPERIENCE Series, playing pieces from Zemlinsky and Beethoven.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1390-sundaysnoon-rte-contempo-quartet-2020-experience2

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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

Street Stories 1916 – Festival

14:00, Sun 25 Oct

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Street Stories 1916 is a weekend of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. (It is not clear why this takes place 7 months too early, but it’s not that relevant.) The events include the launch of a commemorative magazine, public talks, walking tours, film screening and live music. Nearly all events will take place around Smithfield.

The weekend started on Friday and the main day is on Saturday. There will be four sessions with talks on Saturday in venues around Smithfield Square and in the evening a gig with the Bionic Rats (not free!) in the Cobblestone will end the day.

On Sunday a Walking Tour and Film Screening will complete the festival.

The full schedule is listed on the Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/events/429946607191224/

It seems that the talks are free, but there is no definite statement.

www.facebook.com/events/429946607191224/

Alphamusic Health Wave – Sleep Talk

14:30, Sun 25 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

John Levine is a composer and meditation master from Cambridge and he will be in the RDS for two talks. His focus is Alphamusic which is meant to help with sleep and with depression and with other health issues.

His talks are:
+ Sun 25 Oct – 14:30: The mysteries of Delta Sleep.
+ Mon 26 Oct – 15:30: How to fight Depression.

The event takes place in the Dodder Room in Hall 4 of the RDS. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/john.b.levine

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 25 Oct

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

National Museum – Collins Barracks – Public Tour

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Oct

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

Join Museum educator Edith Andrees on a walk through the galleries and enjoy some of the fascinating history artefacts you’ll see on display.

Admission is free and no booking required, places allocated on a first-come basis 15 minutes before tour starts.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4769

Who was Bram Stoker? – National Gallery Sunday Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 25 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Who was Bram Stoker (1847-1912)? with Dr Jarlath Killeen (Editor of the Bram Stoker Centenary ) is the Sunday Talk in the National Gallery.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/October25.aspx

Haunted Forest Walk – Samhain 2015 – Marlay Park

15:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Oct

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Every year Dun Laoghaire Rathdown is inviting families to a Haunted Forest Walk in Marlay Park. There will be chills and freaks, lights and sound effects, on the 1.7km long walk. Come in Halloween gear but keep in mind that it is an outdoor event.

Entry is free, but you need to have a wristband, Wristbands can be collected at the dlr Co Co Markets in Marlay Park on Saturday 17 October and Saturday 24 October from 09:00 each day. Wristbands will be available while stocks last on a strictly first come first served basis, limited to six per family. Half of the available supply will be distributed each Saturday.
Entry time to queue for the Haunted Walk are printed on your wristband and will be 15:30, 16:30, 17:30 18:30 and 19:30.

Check the website below for access information.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/samhain-2015

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 25 Oct

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

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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

The Scoops / Laurie Hartz – Gigs

19:00, Sun 25 Oct

The Inn, Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

The Scoops will play a gig in the Raheny Inn from 22:00 and before that, from 19:00, Laurie Hartz will perform.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/RahenyInn

Gin ‘n’ Juice – Gig

20:00, Sun 25 Oct

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

Gin ‘n’ Juice play Hip Hop, Funk and Dance and cover the cream of Hip Hop from Snoop to Chic, Sugarhill Gang to Azelia Banks.

Admission is free.

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

Workman’s Club Bank Holiday Session

20:00, Sun 25 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

For the last Bank Holiday weekend in 2015, the Workman’s club is bringing their Bank Holiday Session back with LOTS of DJs, the Workman’s Club Karaoke andthe four live bands

The Fontaines, I Heart the Monster, My Mind Races, Be Curious Kid

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/october-bank-holiday-sunday-session/

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 25 Oct

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 26 Oct

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Bank Holiday Monday

09:00, Mon 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

This is the last Bank Holiday Monday in 2015 and you will have to wait until 28 March (Easter Monday) to get the next Monday off. Luckily we have Christmas, New Year’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day in between! ;-)

The central event on October Bank Holiday is the Dublin Marathon. Not because soo many people from Dublin take part, but because it has quite some impact on the City Centre on Monday. From 2016 the Marathon will take place on Sunday of the same weekend (to attract more foreign participants), we’ll see what impact that has on other events on the Bank Holiday weekend.

This year the Bram Stoker Festival got bigger and better and the Macnas parade on Monday is probably one of the main events for all non-Marathon runners.

By the way, (nearly) all shops are usually open on the October Bank Holiday. Traffic rules like on a Monday apply, but buses and trains are on a weekend schedule. Pay & Display parking will not be enforced, but Bus Lanes, Loading Bays and certainly Wheelchair Parking spaces are off limits.

Dublin City Marathon

09:00, Mon 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

On October Bank Holiday traditionally the Dublin City Marathon takes place and again more than 15,000 men and women will take part. The fastest runner will take approx. 2hrs and 15 minutes to run the full distance and the slowest walker will be back at the finish line about 7 hours after the start.

The Start is at Fitzwilliam Square and the run then will go to Phoenix Park and via a long and windy route back to the Finish at Merrion Square. 42km is a long long way! The full route map can be found via this link www.dublinmarathon.ie/the-course/

Admission as a participant is closed (and was not free), but there will be a number of “cheering zones” along the way and the map shows you where they are.

Between 04:00 and 20:00 a number of streets will be closed in Dublin and if you are in a hurry, you better check if your route is affected.

This is the last year for the Dublin Marathon on a Monday. From 2016 it will be on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. The move was decided to attract more international runners.

dublinmarathon.ie

Bram Stoker Festival 2015

10:00, Mon 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

The Bram Stoker Festival is back from 23-26 October with four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures. The day events are mostly family friendly events, talks and interactive experiences. And in the night the shenanigans turn a bit more macabre, ghostly and also come in the form of parties.

+ Irish street-artist Maser will create an interactive installation in Smithfield.
+ Macnas, the street spectacle company from Galway will lead a festival parade on Monday.
+ Stokerland, a gothic theme park with street performers, will happen on Sunday for families on Wolfe Tone Square.
+ New Blood at the Projects Arts Centre on Sunday is a Halloween Party with art installations, live electronic acts and DJs.

And there are lots of other events.

Some of the events are free, some are not and a good few need pre-booking, so check them out on the website below.
The festival is an initiative of Dublin City Council in association with Fáilte Ireland.

The main free events (Stokerland, Macnas Parade) and some of the smaller events are listed separately in this Dublin Event Guide.

Some more events are listed here:

+ The Scary Trail (23+24 Oct – 11:00-17:00, Marsh’s Library)
+ Penny Dreadzines Distribution (23-26 Oct – 12:00-17:00, various locations) (probably not free!?)
+ Street Artist Maser exhibits (23 Oct – 18:00-20:00 / 24-26 Oct: 11:00-19:00, Smithfield Square)
+ Dancing in the Moonlight – Screen Print Show (24-26 Oct – 12:00-18:00, Generator Hostel)

Check out www.facebook.com/BramStokerDublin and www.bramstokerfestival.com/full-listings/

www.bramstokerfestival.com

Ideal Homes Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Mon 26 Oct

RDS, Simmonscourt Complex, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The autumn edition of the Ideal Homes Exhibition takes place from Friday until Monday and if you pre-register, you can get in for free either on Friday or Monday. The link is idealhome.ie/free-ticket-registration/ Tickets are a pricey EUR 15 (Kids are free) for Saturday and Sunday, but if you pre-register you can get a 2-for-1 discount.

The Ideal Homes Exhibition is particularly for home owners and gives ideas and advise for extensions, modernisations and enhancements. But you don’t have to own your home to be interested in making it nice. There are a wide variety of companies selling anything from home insulations to kitchen machines, food or even handbags and teeth whitening.

www.idealhome.ie

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 26 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 26 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/

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Mon 26 Oct

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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

Theatre Work Week – Workshop

13:00 – 16:00, Mon 26 Oct

Barricade Inn, 77 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Organised by Peter Herron a theatre work week takes place from 26 Oct – 01 Nov.

A workweek is a free voluntary gathering of people who want to perform something – this week. You will work on this every day during the week from 13:00-16:00 and perform it at the weekend. What will be done, will be determined by the group and the group will be whoever shows up.

Admission is free to this event, but it is only for people that can commit to 3 hours every day from Monday until Friday. The performance will be on the weekend (Fri, Sat or Sun), sometime after 16:00 on Friday. The day, time and duration of the performance will be decided by the group.

The workshop will be in the disco room of the Barricade Inn and the front door (from Parnell Street) will be opened at 13:00 every day. Do not arrive late.

You can reach Peter Herron via the Facebook link above or via petekherron @ gmail dot com.

www.facebook.com/events/978323618856854/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 26 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 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/

Alphamusic Health Wave – Depression – Talk

15:30, Mon 26 Oct

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

John Levine is a composer and meditation master from Cambridge and he will be in the RDS for two talks. His focus is Alphamusic which is meant to help with sleep and with depression and with other health issues.

His talks are:
+ Sun 25 Oct – 14:30: The mysteries of Delta Sleep.
+ Mon 26 Oct – 15:30: How to fight Depression.

The event takes place in the Dodder Room in Hall 4 of the RDS. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/john.b.levine

Macnas Twilight Parade

17:30 – 18:30, Mon 26 Oct

Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

On Bank Holiday Monday the highlight of the Bram Stoker Festival will be the Macnas Parade along three different routes, all coming together at Wolfe Tone Square.

The Green Route starts at City Hall, the Orange Route starts near the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar and the Red Route starts at Moore Street in Henry Street. The map with the routes is here.

Pick your sport along any of the routes and admire the giant figures that Macnas, the street performance company from Galway, so uniquely creates.

Admission is free.

www.bramstokerfestival.com/event/macnas/

Slovenian & Irish Choir – Concert

20:00, Mon 26 Oct

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

A Slovenian Choir on a visit to Dublin will be performing in the Unitarian Church together with a choir from Dunboyne.

“Two Cultures Meet In Song” is a Choral Music concert from Slovenia and Ireland. The Academic Choir of Carinthia Mohorjan from Prevalje, Slovenia and the Dunboyne Consortwill perform.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 26 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Song Room – Gig Night

20:00, Mon 26 Oct

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

The Song Room is bringing some of Ireland’s finest unsigned acoustic artists to Bray on Bank Holiday Monday.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-song-room-presents5

Al Porter’s Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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

James Leg – Gig

21:00, Mon 26 Oct

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

James Leg from the Black Diamond Heavies will be in the Mezz for a gig on Monday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/409934705882284/

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 26 Oct

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 27 Oct

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Design a Garden – Children Workshop

10:30 – 12:00, Tue 27 Oct

Phibsboro Library, Blacquiere Bridge, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Explore origami techniques and use lots of different materials such as magnets to create garden designs inspired by the work of Garden Designer Diarmuid Gavin. The workshop is suitable for Age 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 8304341.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/workshops-children-garden

The impact of “Dracula” – National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 27 Oct

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“The impact of ‘Dracula’ (1897) and other key works by Bram Stoker” with Paul Murray (author of “A Life of Bram Stoker”) is the Tuesday lecture in the National Gallery.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/October27.aspx

Samhain Celebrations – Seamus Ennis Centre

11:00 – 15:30, Tue 27 Oct

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

The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre in Naul is running a variety of Halloween/Samhain related events this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Check the details here: www.tseac.ie/events/e/1815

www.tseac.ie/events/e/1815

Scary Skulls Halloween Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 27 Oct

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

Drop into the Discovery Zone and get up close with some of the largest teeth and scariest skulls in the animal kingdom. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4771

Super Horrible Helmets – Drop-in Activity

11:00 – 15:30, Tue 27 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Drop-in to this activity (11:00-12:10 and 14:00-15:30) and meet armourer and archaeologist Dave Swift to see the different types of combat helmets worn by the bold and the brave in medieval times and inspect the weapons that the helmets were designed to combat.Afterwards, draw your own helmet that you think would best suit a medieval warrior.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for Ages 7+.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4770

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 27 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

The Irish Colleges on the Continent – Lectures

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 27 Oct

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The City Hall Lunchtime Lectures in October look at “The irish Colleges on the Continent” and the remaining events are:

+ 13 Oct: The Irish College in Leuven/Louvain – Dr John McCafferty
+ 20 Oct: The Irish College in Rome – Dr. Ciran O’Carroll
+ 27 Oct: The Salamanca Archive & the Irish College in Spain – Susan Leyden

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

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Magna Carta – Lecture

13:15, Tue 27 Oct

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Christ Church Cathedral is inviting to a series of lectures to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The final lecture will be by Dr Alice Leahy (Director and Co-Founder of homeless charity TRUST). She will speak about
“The Right to a Home” on Tuesday 27th October.

Admission is free. The event takes place in the Music Room in Christ Church Cathedral.

Magna Carta, meaning ‘The Great Charter’, established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law. Originally issued by King John of England in the 13th century, the Magna Carta to this day is still considered the cornerstone of modern-day democracy. Most famously, the Magna Carta established the principle that all ‘free men’ had the right to justice and a fair trial.

www.christchurchcathedral.ie/

Stay Bright on Fright Night – Road Safety Event

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 27 Oct

Dun Laoghaire Fire Station, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This event is a Road Safety Event for everybody with particular focus on school children to raise awareness of the importance of being visible during dark winter evenings.

Children attending will be shown around emergency service response vehicles by members of Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochana, HSE Ambulance Service, Civil Defence, and the Irish Coast Guard and will be given safety information. And there will also be free giveaways including Hi Visibility Vests, Goodies and Bike Safety Lights.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority , Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochana, the HSE Ambulance Service, Civil Defence and the Irish Coast Guard are organising this open day in Dun Laoghaire Fire Station.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/stay-bright-fright-night

Meet MMA Fighters – Assassin’s Creed Launch

17:00 – 18:00, Tue 27 Oct

HMV Henry Street, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Cathal Pendred and Aisling Daly, two of the leading MMA fighters, will be meeting fans at the HMV store on Henry Street to celebrate the launch of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Fans can have their photo taken with the MMA stars, who will also sign copies of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1491653477804586/

Goya in Light and Shade – Fionnula Brennan – Book Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 27 Oct

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

The launch of “The Painter’s Women: Goya in Light and Shade” by Fionnuala Brennan will take place at the Irish Writers’ Centre. The book is for anyone interested in art, storytelling and the life of a most challenging artist.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-the-painters-women-goya-in-light-and-shade

The Critical Take – Film Debate

18:30, Tue 27 Oct

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

At the October edition of the IFI Film Debate “Critical Take” IFI’s Head of Cinema Programming David O’Mahony, writer & filmmaker Paul Duane and filmmaker Sinead O’Brien (director of Blood Fruit) will discuss the following films: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army and Yorgos Lanthimos’ eagerly anticipated The Lobster.

Admission is free, but you have to book via 01 679 3477.

www.ifi.ie/film/the-critical-take-free-film-club-oct-2015/

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Joint Policing Committee – Public Meeting

19:00, Tue 27 Oct

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

Have you concerns or issues relating to public safety in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown?

A public meeting of the DLR Joint Policing Committee has been organized and is open to all residents of the County.

Admission is free.

www.dunlaoghaire.ie/event/dun-laoghaire-rathdown-joint-policing-committee-2015/

Live at Third Space – Singer/Songwriter Night

19:30, Tue 27 Oct

YMCA, 53 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Third Space is the cafe in YMCA (and they also are at Smithfield) and on Tuesday “Live at Third” will take place, a Singer/Songwriter gig night with

Gillian Tuite, Gavin MacDermott, Alan Tully, Kate Dineen.

Admission is free.

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 27 Oct

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

Peg Bar Halloween Special

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 27 Oct

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

A Halloween party in the Grand Social and episodes of “Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors” will be screened. The vent will take place on Wednesday and also on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/peg-bar-extra-night/

The Plateau Sessions – Gig Night

20:00, Tue 27 Oct

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Plateau Sessions is an Open Mic night that features some special guests and the line-up this week is

Atlas Moon, Jimi Cullen, Aoife Leigh and more.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/the-plateau-sessions-5/

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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 27 Oct

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/

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Design your own Theatre Set – Children Workshop

10:30 – 12:00, Wed 28 Oct

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Explore Irish theatre costume and stage designing and create your own pop-up theatre designs, inspired by the work of set designer, illustrator and painter Jack B Yeats.

Suitable for age 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01 6744888.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-locations-hours-19

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 28 Oct

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 at 11:00 (02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Sept).

ruared.ie/

Irelandopedia – Book Launch & Children’s Event

11:00 – 12:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

Fatti and John Burke launch “Irelandopedia – A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge”.

This book discovers Ireland, county by county and is full of facts about Ireland and illustrations. Suitable for children and adults.

Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Scary Skulls Halloween Inspectorium

11:00 – 13:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

Drop into the Discovery Zone and get up close with some of the largest teeth and scariest skulls in the animal kingdom. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4771

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 28 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

Open drop-in Popular Music Jam – Children

12:00 – 14:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

Bring your own instrument to the and

If you sing or can play a song on the guitar, keyboard, flute, violin, drums, or any instrument, then drop-in to the free “Open drop-in Popular Music Jam”. Led by talented professional musicians who will help you to join in and show you the ropes. Young beatboxers, rappers and songwriters are also welcome. Join-in to play easy pop tunes and riffs with other young musicians in a popular music jam session. Suitable for Ages 7+.

(Not suitable for beginners. Participation is recommended for children who have been learning music for one year or more. Children wishing to participate must bring their own instruments. Keyboard and drums provided for keyboard/piano players or drummers. All other instruments please bring your own.)

Admission is free on first come, first served basis.

ark.ie/events/view/open-drop-in-popular-music-jam

Alderman Alfie Byrne – Talk

13:00, Wed 28 Oct

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

“Alderman Alfie Byrne – legendary Lord Mayor of Dublin” is a talk by David McEllin in Pembroke Library.

Admission is free, but booking is recommended at 01-6689575

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/alderman-alfie-byrne

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 28 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/

Children’s Mask Making Workshop

14:00 – 15:30, Wed 28 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a Mask Making workshop for children. Be inspired by the masks in the Yeats exhibition and then make your own mask just in time for Halloween.

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie

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

Songwriting workshop for young adults

14:00 – 16:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

A Songwriting workshop for young adults will take place in the Music Library of the Central Library.

Are you a budding songwriter? Would you like to learn more about lyrics and melody? Shelley Buckspan will provide tips and guidance in this fun and creative workshop. Suitable for young teens aged 12+ years, workshop limited to 15 participants.

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/october-music-library

Creepy Cauldrons – Drop-in Activity

14:30 – 15:30, Wed 28 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join Museum Educators Jennifer O’Mahony and Trisha Ryan to take a look at some of the eeriest cauldrons in the Museum’s collection. Make your own creepy cauldron to take home if you dare. Suitable for Age 6+.

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

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4773

Fashion Forward: Designing for Every Body – Discussion

15:00 – 16:00, Wed 28 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Fashion Forward: Designing for Every Body” is a discussion about the importance of diversity in fashion.

The fashion industry is obsessed with the “ideal” body which, for most of us, is unrealistic and unattainable. It also means that many body shapes and sizes are not considered when clothes are designed or produced. How can fashion, as a business and as a creative industry, be more inclusive?

Sinead Burke (Blogger at “Minnie Melange”) and Emma Manley (owner of womenswear fashion label “Manley”) will discuss the issue. The event is part of Trinity College’s Body and Soul week.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/10/fashionforwarddesigningeverybody

Ulster Liberal Association 1906-1918 – Lecture

16:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

The Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2015-16 continues with the lecture “Protestant home rulers in Ulster: the Ulster Liberal Association, 1906-1918″ by Dr Conor Morrissey (Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Scholar, TCD).

Unfortunately the time for this lecture is not listed, but in the past the lectures fo the Centre for Contemporary Irish History all started at 16:00, so that might be a good guess.

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

1916 as a Global Event – Lecture Series

16:30, Wed 28 Oct

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 first talk on Wednesday is

“Fading echo of a distant drum? The Easter Rising in Australian history and memory” with Prof Mark Finnane (ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of History, Griffith University, Australia)

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 28 Oct

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

Bringing the Sun to Dublin – City of Physics

18:00 – 22:00, Wed 28 Oct

Dame House, Dame Street, Dublin 2

City of Physics is a city-wide physics campaign from next week and it will consist of a number of artistic and interactive Physics-based events over the next four weeks. Some are free, some are not and you can find the programme at www.cityofphysics.com/

To launch the event series, a live projection of the sun’s activity (taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA) will be shown on the side of Dame House (junction of Dame Street with South Great Georges Street) for three consecutive evenings, with a group of physics buskers there to answer questions from intrigued passers-by.

www.cityofphysics.com/

Donal Skehan – Book Launch

18:30, Wed 28 Oct

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Come and meet Donal Skehan for the launch of his new cookbook “Fresh”.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

www.dubraybooks.ie/news-and-events

Understanding the Value of Oral History – Lecture

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 28 Oct

RDS Library, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The next RDS Library lecture is “Understanding the Value of Oral History” with Maurice O’Keeffe.

“Maurice and Jane O’Keeffe are principals of Irish Life and Lore, an organisation which has dedicated 25 years to the recording and archiving of oral history in Ireland. This has resulted in several books on the oral history of various areas of the country being published. They are currently engaged in compiling recordings with close relatives of those involved in the 1916 Rising.

Maurice will discuss the methodology of the compilation of oral history collections, and will also use audio examples to demonstrate the importance and value of the recorded testimony. Highlighting how interviewees provide first-hand and inherited memories which offer an opportunity to explore memory as both a source and a subject.

Dr Helen O’Keeffe, daughter of Maurice and Jane will discuss the writing of her recently published book To Speak of Easter Week. The work is based on oral testimonies, recorded by Irish Life and Lore.”

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

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103938

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

The Pull – Performance – Ella de Burca + Elaine McCague

19:30, Wed 28 Oct

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“The Pull” is a collaborative performance by Ella de Burca and Elaine McCague (LoosySmokes) involving a rope and a poem.

Watch and listen as together they commemorate feminine survival throughout the patriarchal ages, from Salome to Salvita, Aishing to Joan of Ark.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

www.templebargallery.com/events/event/the-pull-ella-de-burca-elaine-mccague

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

Peg Bar Halloween Special

20:00 – 23:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

A Halloween party in the Grand Social and episodes of “Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors” will be screened. The vent will take place on Wednesday and also on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/events/peg-bar-halloween-special/

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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

JM Airis & Wild Birds – Gig

21:00, Wed 28 Oct

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

JM Airis & Wildbirds will be in the Mezz for a free gig. Find out more details on the website below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1674652162804500/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 28 Oct

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 29 Oct

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

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

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

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Thu 29 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.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 29 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 29 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

How to Tackle Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Tax Havens in Europe – Talk

12:45 – 14:15, Thu 29 Oct

TASC, 14 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

The lunchtime seminar “How to Tackle Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Tax Havens in Europe” with Paul Sweeney (Chair of TASC’s Economists’ Network) will take place on Thursday.

TASC’s lunchtime seminars take place in TASC’s offices in Castleriver House, 14-15 Parliament Street, Dublin 2 (entrance on Essex Street East). The idea behind this timing is that you are free to bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch to eat. Tea and coffee will be available.

Admission is free, but booking is required via Sylvia Byrne on 01 6169050 or by email to sbyrne@tasc.ie

www.tasc.ie/events/2015/10/29/lunchtime-seminar-paul-sweeney-how-to-tackle-tax-e/

Ireland and Climate Change before the Paris Summit – Talk

13:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

In the beginning of December the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN Climate Change Conference with the objective to achieve a legally binding, worldwide agreement on how to tackle climate change for the first time in over 20 years.

Failure to achieve that target will lead to potentially catastrophic consequences for global food and security, ecosystems and life on our planet. The Dublin Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green is organising five lunchtime talks in the run-up to the Paris summit on different aspects of climate change.

This week, Professor John Sweeney, Ireland’s leading climatologist will talk about the scientific basis on which the case for drastic emission cuts is founded and about the likely impact of climate change globally and on Ireland.

Admission is free.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Thu 29 Oct

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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Relatively Speaking – Guided Gallery Walking Tour

13:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

This is a weekday tour of three contemporary art galleries (Project Arts Centre, The Douglas Hyde Gallery and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios) in Dublin City will introduce you to their current exhibitions.

The tour begins at the Project Arts Centre, where you will be introduced to the new exhibition Gretchen Bender. Then you will walk to the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, where you will take part in a guided tour of Rhona Byrne’s Huddle tests and for the final destination you will go to the Douglas Hyde Gallery, where you will be guided through exhibitions of artists Chris Martin and Seanie Barron.

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

projectartscentre.ie/event/relatively-speaking-gallery-tour-october-2015/

Buddhism in Japan – Lunchtime Lecture

13:10, Thu 29 Oct

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The lunchtime lecture “One Million Buddhist Charms of the Empress Shotoku and a brief look at early Buddhism in Japan” with Joan Barnewell (Guide at the Chester Beatty Library) will take place.

Admission is free an no booking required.

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

Yeats Tour & Trail for children

14:00, Thu 29 Oct

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Learn a little about William Butler Yeats, his family and his poems in this family friendly tour of the exhibition “Yeats: the life and work of William Butler Yeats”. Suitable for Ages 9+.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

Scary Stories: Mini Viking Gods, Heroes, Baddies and Brutes

14:30 – 15:00, Thu 29 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join Niall de Búrca for mighty tales of Gods, heroes, baddies and brutes. Niall has performed to audiences all over the world in places as diverse as Tehran, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Bucharest and his motto is: Níor bhris focal maith fiacal riamh!…A good word never broke a tooth. Viking costumes optional.

Admission is free. This event will take place in the Viking AV Theatre, first floor. No booking required, places will be allocated on a first come basis. Suitable for ages 4 to 9.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4776

Even Scarier Stories: Terrifying Tales of Legendary Vicious Vikings

15:30 – 16:30, Thu 29 Oct

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Do you dare join Niall de Búrca for terrifying tales of Viking Gods, heroes, baddies and brutes? Join him for this special Valhalla’ween performance in the atmospheric setting of the Museum’s Viking AV room. Niall’s motto is: Níor bhris focal maith fiacal riamh! A good word never broke a tooth.

Admission is free. This event will take place in the Viking AV Theatre, first floor. No booking required, places will be allocated on a first come basis. Suitable for ages 10+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4777

Halloween Stories

15:30 – 16:30, Thu 29 Oct

Shankill Library, Library Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Halloween Stories with a few scary things thrown in will be told by storyteller Daria Walsh. Suitable for all ages. Admission is free.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/halloween-stories-samhain-daria-walsh-all-ages-welcome

Technology and its impact on our happiness – Lecture

16:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

“Technology and its impact on our happiness – Beyond Right and Wrong: Designing for Well-Being” is a public lecture by Dr Johnny Hartz Soraker (University of Twente, Netherlands) and it will explore the profound impact technology has on our wellbeing using both philosophical and empirical research.

The lecture takes place in the Neill Theatre in the Trinity Long Room Hub. Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-10-29beyond_right_and_wrong.php

Atmosphere: in conversation – Discussion

18:00 – 19:15, Thu 29 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Physicist Tom McCormack and Artist Siobhan McDonald, both from University College Dublin, will discuss their recent collaborations from their own unique perspective. Rainbows, atmospheres, and the sun provided common areas of interest but can collaborations such as these lead to greater understanding or perhaps a mutual exchange of knowledge?

Admission is free, but booking is required here. The event is part of City of Physics 2015.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/09/atmosphereconversation

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

Bringing the Sun to Dublin – City of Physics

18:00 – 22:00, Thu 29 Oct

Dame House, Dame Street, Dublin 2

City of Physics is a city-wide physics campaign from next week and it will consist of a number of artistic and interactive Physics-based events over the next four weeks. Some are free, some are not and you can find the programme at www.cityofphysics.com/

To launch the event series, a live projection of the sun’s activity (taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA) will be shown on the side of Dame House (junction of Dame Street with South Great Georges Street) for three consecutive evenings, with a group of physics buskers there to answer questions from intrigued passers-by.

www.cityofphysics.com/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 29 Oct

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/

Performing Subject in the Space of Technology – Book Launch

18:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

The book launch of “The Performing Subject in the Space of Technology: Through the Virtual, Towards the Real” will take place on Thursday. Guest speaker is Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick. A small bit more detail can be found in this PDF document here.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

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

They will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 24 September and 29 October.

Admission is free, but booking is required here. All topics and speakers are listed on that same website, but to make it easier for you, they are also here:

24 Sept: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
01 Oct: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
08 Oct: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
15 Oct: Business Online – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
22 Oct: Financial Grants, Supports and ServicesTo Assist Your Start Up Business
29 Oct: Essential Supports for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You

www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Starting-a-Business/Library-Talks/

Thursdays at the Opera – Screenings

18:30, Thu 29 Oct

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

From October until February, the Italian Institute of Culture is running eight screenings of Italian Opera. The screenings starts at 18:30 and admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

The first screening is “La traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi.

Introduction to the screening is by Deirdre O’Grady (Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, UCD)

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=659&citta=Dublino

World and Classical Music – Performance

18:30, Thu 29 Oct

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Enjoy an evening performance of “World and Classical Music” arranged for two guitarists with Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle.

Admission is free.

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

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 29 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 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/

CMC Salon Concert

19:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

The Contemporary Music Centre Salon Series continues at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and this time, music from RIAM alumnus John Buckley will be performed by the Cassiopeia Wind Quintet.

Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010 with Catriona Ryan (flute), Matthew Manning (oboe), Deirdre O’Leary (clarinet), John Hearne (bassoon) and Cormac O hAodáin (French Horn).

Admission is free. but tickets are required and can be obtained through the website below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873540098

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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

Pete Cummins – Gig

20:00, Thu 29 Oct

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

Pete Cummins is playing Folk & Americana at this gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/pete-cummins-event1

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 29 Oct

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/

The Retronauts – Gig

20:00, Thu 29 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Retronauts perform a mix of Funk, Disco, Rock and Reggae hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and today.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

The Shaker Hymn – Gig

20:00, Thu 29 Oct

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The next “Good Name” events in the Bernard Shaw pub will bring you live music with “The Shaker Hymn” and also B movies, Halloween colouring competitions and DJs.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/good-name-the-shaker-hymn-1/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 29 Oct

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

The Cabin Sessions this month is an Americana Special night with the Cabin Crew (Spats Davenport (gtr), Aisling Davenport (voc), Con Butler (bs), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dob), Cathy McEvoy (fdl), Christian Volkmann (hca), Richard Hawkins (bjo), Dave Hardy (sax/clt)) and with special guests Spirit Riders, a country 5-piece from Dublin.

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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 29 Oct

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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Debating austerity in Ireland – Conference

09:30 – 16:30, Fri 30 Oct

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The conference “Debating austerity in Ireland” is organised by the Royal Irish Academy’s Social Sciences Committee in association with UCD College of Social Sciences and Law.

It conists of the sessions:

+ Framing austerity: Ireland in a European context
+ Challenging austerity: power, responsibility and impact
+ Austerity and the Irish social landscape
+ Austerity to recovery: where do we go from here?

and a long list of speakers (economists, sociologists, political scientists and geographers) will contribute. The full list is on the website.

Admission to the conference is free, but booking is required here. On Thursday evening is a Keynote Lecture as an opening event for the conference and tickets (not free!) can be bought via the same link for EUR 5.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Conference—Debating-austerity-in-Ireland-

Internet Day – Exhibition

11:00 – 18:00, Fri 30 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.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 30 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 30 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

The Language Of Music Music – Talk

13:00, Fri 30 Oct

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/october-music-library

Bringing the Sun to Dublin – City of Physics

18:00 – 22:00, Fri 30 Oct

Dame House, Dame Street, Dublin 2

City of Physics is a city-wide physics campaign from next week and it will consist of a number of artistic and interactive Physics-based events over the next four weeks. Some are free, some are not and you can find the programme at www.cityofphysics.com/

To launch the event series, a live projection of the sun’s activity (taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA) will be shown on the side of Dame House (junction of Dame Street with South Great Georges Street) for three consecutive evenings, with a group of physics buskers there to answer questions from intrigued passers-by.

www.cityofphysics.com/

Halloween Walk – Phoenix Park

18:30, Fri 30 Oct

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

This is a free Halloween-themed family nature walk, organised by Birdwatch Ireland and the OPW. Bring torches!!!

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35431,en.html

The Pirate Cinema – Performance

18:30 – 19:30, Fri 30 Oct

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“The Pirate Cinema” is a cinematic collage generated by peer-to-peer file sharing activity and geography via BitTorrrent.

In this live performance by Nicolas Maigret and Brendan Howell, an arbitrary mash-up of the BitTorrent files being exchanged, in real time, in a specific media category, is used to create an endless audio-visual composition.

This event is suitable for adults only, due to the potentially sensitive nature of some of the content.

Admission is free, but booking is required here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/10/piratecinema

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night

19:00 – 21:00, Fri 30 Oct

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

Takin’ The Mic Open-Mic Night is an open mic night at the Irish Writers’ Centre, taking place one Friday every month. Writers, spoken-word artists, musicians and comedians are all welcome to perform.

If you want to perform (5 minute per person), sign up here for free.

Admission is free, but a donation of EUR 5 is suggested. BYOB

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/takin-the-mic-2

The 68s – Gig

19:00, Fri 30 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The 68s are playing Rhythm & Blues / Rock & Roll.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 30 Oct

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 30 Oct

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

Cry Monster Cry – Gig

20:00, Fri 30 Oct

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

Cry Monster Cry use mythology and fables in some songs as they write about love, life, death, dreams, hopes and fears.

Admission to this gig is free.

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

The Witch Trials – Gig

20:00, Fri 30 Oct

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Witch Trials are playing psychedelic and funk covers.

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Latin Fever – Freaky Friday

21:00, Fri 30 Oct

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

The Latin Fever Halloween Party is taking place this Friday and admission is free.

There will be various DJs, Live musicians/performers/dancers and a free Salsa class at 21:30.

www.facebook.com/events/896692713755719/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 30 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

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 30 Oct

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

The Mojo Witnesses – Gig

21:30, Fri 30 Oct

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

The Mojo Witnesses are in Mother Reilly’s to celebrate Halloween with you. Admission is free, Fancy dress is encouraged.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Pranks / Tank General – Gigs

22:30, Fri 30 Oct

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The bands “Pranks” and “Tank General” will perform in the Nigh Howl slot at midnight in Wheelan’s. Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/night-howl-w-pranks-tank-general/

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Catch me if you Can – Citywide Street Game

31 October – 17:00

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 make sure that you register soon, because there are limited places available.

Check for more information and find out how to register on www.facebook.com/events/516740391811630/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

02+11+18+24+25 October

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

The next walks take place on 02+11+18+24+25 October.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Taste City Fusion: 22-25 October

IFI Horrorthon: 22-26 October

Interlude Music/Movie/Art Festival at the Royal Hibernian Academy: 23-25 October

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

Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival 2015: 24-26 October

Feminist Film Festival 30 November – 01 December

Dublin International Tattoo Convention: 30 October – 01 November

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

Drink Driving still ok in Ireland

For a long long time it was completely normal in Ireland to drive your car with an alcohol level higher than you could walk with, but luckily significant progress was made in the last 20 years.

The limits of milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood dropped steadily from 1978 to today (1978: 100 mg, 1994: 80mg, 2011: 50 mg) and you would hope that people start understanding more the seriousness of driving under the influence of alcohol.

You would hope! BUT the figures and anecdotal evidence don’t seem to confirm that. We hear in the countryside drinking and driving is still a done thing and the figure of 20,000 people in court between January 2013 and May 2015 is FAR higher than it should be.

But it gets worse! The Road Safety Authority has informed that out of the 20,000 people who definitely or most likely had more alcohol in them than allowed, only a measly 6,700 were actually convicted. That is just 40%. Shocking!

The reason for the low numbers seems to be a pure technicalities in the process which indicates to me that the law makers have absolutely no interest in making the laws waterproof. Shocking!!

Read the full article on RTE here.

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