Dublin Event Guide 492: Christmas Lights & Christmas Markets, Science Week, Lots of Gigs

November 19th, 2016
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 492 | 18 November 2016

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Hi all!

And another Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is out. I got the first part done a little earlier this week and I will therefore update the website and the smartphone app earlier than usual. But then there will be a delay because I have to be somewhere for a few hours and then return back to continue my work on this edition. That’s not ideal, I know, but I hope you will have some events to go to for today and the rest will come then a little later.

So I will publish again in two stages. There are already 180 events in this edition. But there will be at least 15 more.

This is the FINAL edition.

Thanks to a big help from a few of you, this month’s oustanding money to pay the bills dropped by EUR 90 last week and now I just need to find EUR 70 before the end of this month. Thanks to all generous helpers! :-) If you can help in any way, your help will be VERY much appreciated!! Make a difference here!

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And here is my weekly appeal: The Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help in two areas: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared or able to help, so please don’t rely on others! Your money will be used to pay the monthly EUR 190 bill for sending the newsletter using MailChimp, for webhosting and domain names. I am happy to work 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week without making anything from it, but for the bills I need your help. You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail at dublineventguide@gmail.com if you prefer to pay by bank transfer. Corporate or enterprise sponsors are very welcome too and will get a bundle of benefits as a thank you for their donation, contact me on sponsorship@dublineventguide.com to discuss the details.

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 65,000 Facebook Likes. Send your friends to www.dublineventguide.com where they can subscribe as well.

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This is how it works: The company you buy from will give a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide as a thanks for pointing you in their direction. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if many of you did it every time you buy something online, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Importantly, you do not pay more, but the merchant accepts a slightly smaller profit. So clicking on these ads is helping everybody! Thanks!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

Today’s Feel Good Slot is a quote from South African ChangeMaker Rich Simmonds:

Always do your best and you will find that you never need to compare yourself to others. – Rich Simmonds


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Last week Melanie B, Finbarr McG, Catherine E, Paula Ralph, Orla C and Amanda O were the wonderful people who helped the Dublin Event Guide with a donation! Thanks soooo much! I really appreciate your help and donations 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!

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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 I will suggest that you go to the Family Christmas Market in the Dublin Food Co-op. Start that Christmas Market thing early. You know, the first time might be a little awkward, but you will get over it. ;-) And once the first hurdle is taken, then the rest will be sooo much easier.

And on Thursday more Christmas lights will be switched on (at Smithfield Plaza) and at Cow’s Lane. And that leaves O’Connell Street as the last one for the Sunday after (27 Nov).

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Competitions

Alice in Wonderland – Ice Show – Ticket Competition

Thur-Sun 24-27 November 2016
National Show Centre, Swords

Not just one but two amazing shows are coming to Dublin this month: “Alice in Wonderland on Ice” and “Dracula on Ice” will be performed in the National Show Centre by Russia’s Ice Vision performers from 24-27 November and it will be a unique opportunity to see these professional Russian Skaters performing the shows. Ice Vision is based in St. Petersburg and they will be the very first time in Ireland.

In addition to the ice show, there will also be a Winter Wonderland with a free visit to Santa for ice show ticket holders and a Fun Fair with Giant Wheel, Roller Coaster etc and a Christmas Market

Tickets for BOTH shows are available on Ticketmaster and you can get them here www.ticketmaster.ie/dubliniceshows The afternoon performances are for Alice in Wonderland and the evening performances are for Dracula on Ice.

A few weeks ago, I got a pair of tickets for the “Alice in Wonderland” show and I have another pair. It is for two people and for the show on Friday 25 November (16:00). The interest was big last time. Get your name in the hat as soon as possible. To do that, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with ALICE02 in the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Tuesday 22 November.

*****And let me whisper something in your ear: If you would prefer Dracula, have a look at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page on Monday!!! There is a possibility that another competition will happen there! ;-) ***********

www.mcaevents.ie/

Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” – Ticket Competition

Thu 24 Nov – 19:45 at The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Sq West, Dublin 1
Sat 26 Nov – 19:45 at Marino Institute of Education, 9 Griffith Av., Dublin 9

There is nothing like opera sung live and the Dublin Opera Studio presents this great opera with talented singers from Ireland and abroad. As a comedy with light-hearted music this is enjoyable for anyone, even if you have never been to an opera before! It’s about 2 guys who disguise themselves to prove the fidelity of their girlfriends to win a bet but it’s not as simple as they initially expected due to the scheming of a sly old man.

The Opera will be performed in costume with a simple set, it will be slightly cut (to remove any boring parts!), sung in Italian with English surtitles and accompanied by piano.

Tickets are EUR 15/10 and you can get tickets and find more information at www.dublinoperastudio.com

The Dublin Opera Studio made a pair of tickets available for a Dublin Event Guide reader and you can choose on which day you want to go.

To enter the competition send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “COSI FAN TUTTE” as the subject line and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Please also tell me which day would suit you? Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 21 November.

www.dublinoperastudio.com/

Speedfriending – Ticket Competition – Winners!

Sat 19 Nov – 18:00
Trinity Bar & Venue, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dereck Phelan has another opportunity for you to win tickets to his Speedfriending event. If you would like to meet new people and maybe make some new friends, this event could be for you. It is a low-pressure way to meet new people fast. It is not a dating event, but works similarly to Speeddating: You have 5 minutes with each person to talk about your likes and dislikes and then you move on to the next person. There will be a break (with finger food) and after the event there is plenty of time to talk to some longer than just 5 minutes.

Admission is EUR 10. Register on www.meetup.com/EventsDrinksTalksDublin/events/234407111/

The winners of the tickets for this event are Emiljo Jazxhi, Antje Koßmann and Treasa Hickey. Congratulations!

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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Christmas Markets Lighting Ceremonies & Markets

The next Christmas Lighting Ceremonies will be this Thursday at Smithfield Plaza and in Cow’s Lane. And then the only big event missing is the main ceremony on O’Connell Street. It will be on Sunday 27 Nov and will conclude the series. All details about the events are in the listings on the respective day.

There are also big news regarding the Christmas Markets. The good news is that there will be plenty of craft markets at the weekend, but there is also some big not good news! More about it in next week’s Dublin Event Guide. I am also working on updating a Christmas Market Listing and that should be completed in the next few days. Check the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.Facebook.com/DublinEventGuide to find out news about it.

Amazing Northern Lights!

The Dublin Event Guide has found a new sponsor! In times where I need so spend a significant amount of money on fixing some of the backoffice infrastructure, every cent above the monthly amount to pay the bills is extremely important and therefore I am looking for some additional sponsors.

One new one (and more will be written about them here in due course) is the extremely helpful and knowledgable travel agency “Project Travel”. One of their focuses is Northern Lights tours and they know ALL about Northern Lights and Norway. It seems that the lights are super active this year and if you always wanted to see them, here is a great offer for a New Year’s Northern Lights trip. A good price for this basic package and you can add some frills if you want to. Give them a call! You will talk to Guy or Carry and tell them that you saw the ad in the Dublin Event Guide.

Here is all the information: project-travel.ie/basic-northern-lights/

And these are some links for your Christmas Shopping:

By buying through the ads in this Dublin Event Guide, you help the Dublin Event Guide! Every click counts! Thanks!

Phoenix Park Rail Tunnel opens

The Phoenix Park Railway Tunnel will be used for the first time for passenger rails this Monday 21 Nov. The tunnel was built in 1877 but was never used for passenger trains. After a 13.7mio upgrade it is now ready and nearly 20 trains will go through it from now on on a daily basis.

If you don’t think you will be in one of the trains soon, but want to experience the tunnel, you can watch a video on this TheJournal.ie site: www.thejournal.ie/phoenix-park-rail-tunnel-3081456-Nov2016/

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

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If you are regularly or occasionally organising events, keep an eye on the Eventbrite blog. It covers a wide variety of event-related and event-relevant topics that can help you hugely! Read more here.

And if you are looking for free or non-free events, you can find them at www.eventbrite.ie

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.

Islamic Art Exhibition

15-25 November

Islamic Cultural Centre Of Ireland, 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin, Ireland 14

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (ICCI) invites you to its Neighbourhood Week, a community event during which you can enjoy and Islamic Art exhibition featuring calligraphy artists Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang from China and Salah Al Moussawy from France as well as craftsmen from Syria, Turkey and Morocco, showcasing traditional brass embellishment and live demonstration.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1777879875804297/

Heritage Irish Plants: Plandaí Oidhreachta

12 Nov – 04 Dec

National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The Irish Society of Botanical Artists and The Irish Garden Plant Society have joined forces for this exhibition, which highlights the wealth of good Irish Garden Plants and celebrates the best of Irish botanical illustration.

This exhibition of the original paintings from the book Plandaí Oidhreachta features many well-known plants including Irish snowdrops, dahlias and sweet pea along with primroses, iris and daffodils as well as a number of garden plants selected from the native Irish flora.

Admission is free. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Wandering Arpilleras: from Chile and beyond – Patchwork Pictures

24 Nov – 12 Dec (Mon-Thu 14:00-19:00, Fri+Sat: 12:00-14:00)

Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2

Arpillera (Patchwork Pictures) is the term used for the colourful pictures made in many parts of Latin America, by appliquéing scraps of fabric onto a larger rustic (hessian) backing. During the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile they became politically significant since working-class women used them to depict the reality of life under military rule. As the arpilleras escaped the scrutiny of the male-dominated regime, they provided women with a means of recording events as well as obtaining income from abroad.

This exhibition in the Instituto Cervantes consists of 21 Arpilleras from Chile, Northern Ireland, Spain, the UK and Zimbabwe. They were created between 1977 and 2015.

Admission is free.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha108887_16_2.htm

The Wild – Collaborative Group Show

11 Nov – 28 Jan (Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00)

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

“The Wild is a celebration of the networks and communities, friends and co-conspirators, memories and visions of Project Arts Centre by the creatives and artists at the heart of the organisation. It is a collaborative group show that will change, evolve and develop over time, as practices and art forms collide, collaborate, push and pull together and apart. Experiences and artworks will accumulate, and the show will shape-shift, grow and shrink at will.”

www.projectartscentre.ie/event/wild/

Echoes and Reflections – David Crone

16 Nov – 21 Dec

RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Painter David Crone can look back on a long career as a painter in his 79 year long life. This new exhibition in the Royal Hibernian Gallery is a retrospective exhibition, called “Echoes and Reflections”. Crone’s work is abstract in nature, but also contains figurative and landscape elements. His paintings are animated by visual tensions, rhythms and encounters.

Admission is free. www.rhagallery.ie/exhibitions/echoes-and-reflections/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

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

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 19 Nov

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/

Men’s Voices Ireland: “Who Cares About Men?” – Conference

09:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Nov

Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Men’s Voices Ireland is a group formed to bring awareness to, and to create ways to address the many issues affecting boys and men which have found no place in our national conversation.

This inaugural conference brings together a number of speakers who will speak about a number of these issues: the high rate of male suicide; injustices in the family court system: domestic violence against men; and creating a gender-neutral Health Service.

Admission is free. Registration was required via the Eventbrite site below, but I would suggest that you go directly to the event, because you get this information so late. I would be surprised if they would turn you away.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/mens-voices-ireland-inaugural-conference-who-cares-about-men-tickets-28635747291?ref=devg

Science Week 2016

09:00, Sat 19 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2016 takes place from 13-20 November. There are hundreds of events all over Ireland and the main target group are children and teenagers. Approx. 80 events are in Dublin and 38 of them are free events in Dublin for adults and families. A good few of the events require pre-booking (and some are booked out already).

The website provides an event search facility with good filtering, so you can select the type of event, the target audience, the location etc.

I strongly recommend that you check the programme here www.science.ie/events/find-events.html
There will be some free events included in this Dublin Event Guide, but they will only be a small proportion of all the ones that you might want to know about.

www.science.ie/

European Housing Crisis and Resistance – Conference

09:30 – 16:30, Sat 19 Nov

Unite the union, 55-56 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

This is a conference about the European Housing Crisis and the full schedule is on the Eventbrite website below. On the same website you should register if you want to go to the event, but because you read this so late, I would probably go directly without registration and take the risk.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/european-housing-crisis-and-resistance-tickets-29077998075?ref=devg

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 19 Nov

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, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 19 Nov

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
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13
+ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 19 Nov

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 19 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Nov

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Hazelhatch Canal Wildlife Walk

10:00 – 12:00, Sat 19 Nov

McEvoy, Hazelhatch, Co. Dublin

The Irish Wildlife Trust is inviting to this free event. It is a gentle stroll up and down the canal path in Hazelhatch to see the wildlife around this time of year. The walk starts and finishes at McEvoys Pub. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Admission is free. Registration was required but considering the time, I would risk going to the meeting point without registration. For booking or info contact tclabon@yahoo.co.uk

www.iwt.ie/19-nov-hazelhatch-canal-wildlife-walk

How to Independently-Publish on Amazon

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Nov

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

Amazon’s independent publishing team will be in Dublin for the world’s first live streamed how-to event dedicated to discovering the secrets of indie publishing hosted by Rick O’Shea in the Davenport Hotel.

The event runs from 09:00-17:00 and you can join the 150 delegates and Amazon and Writing.ie experts by attending a live streaming event in the libraries in Ballymun, Cabra or in the Central library.

Opening with a panel on How to Write a Bestseller and covering every aspect of independent publishing from editing to cover design and, crucially, marketing, plus understanding the business of being an indie author, this one day, one stop conference will give you the tools you need to bring your book to readers worldwide.

The screening times are:
Ballymun Library from 10:00-13:00
Cabra Library from 14:00-16:30
Central Library form 10:00-16:30

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

Irish Family History Society Seminar

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Nov

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

At this seminar of the Irish Family History Society, this is the programme for the day:

10:00 Registration
10:30 The Ancestral Connections of the Seven Signatories of the Proclamation with Aiden Feerick
11:30 A Family in Rebellion: The Connolly’s fo North Gloucester Street, Dublin 1 with Donal Fallon
12:30 Lunch (at own expense)
14:15 Tracing who fought in the Irish Revolution 1913 to 1923 with Fiona Fitzsimmons
15:15 The family of James Pearse (1839 – 1900) and Margaret Brady (1857 – 1932) with Teresa O’Donnell

Admission is free.

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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 19 Nov

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

YARN Storytelling Festival – Bray

10:00, Sat 19 Nov

Bray (various locations)

The YARN Storytelling Festival is taking place in Bray from Sat 12 – Sun 20 November. A total of 23 events are happening in various locations in Bray and 19 of them are free events.

Listen to stories from the grave, from the sea or from the woods. Be spooked by tales of holy wells, giants, ghosts and ogres. Hear a story through yoga, dance, song or as gaeilge.

Find a full list of events via the website below. If the event has a grey vertical bar at the left, it is free, if the bar has a different colour it is not free. Booking is required for some and a few are already booked out.

www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/category/yarn-storytelling-festival-bray

The Ark’s Family Hang-Out Zone

10:30 – 16:30, Sat 19 Nov

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

Come to the Ark’s Family Hang-out Zone with your kids. There is an Art Trail and children’s books to keep kids busy with.

Admission is free.

ark.ie/events/view/family-hang-out-zone

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 19 Nov

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Show & Tell Christmas Design Market

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Nov

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

Show & Tell in Smock Alley Theatre is a combination of free Christmas Design Fair with more than 40 vendors and a non-free programme of talks and workshops.

All details can be found here.

The Christmas Design Market will run from 11:00-18:00

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Nov

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

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

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 19 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/designandviolence/exhibits/

Dublin Web Fest

12:00 – 19:00, Sat 19 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Dublin Web Fest is taking place from 18-20 November. It is a festival for Online Storytelling and most events are not free, but there are also some free events. The full programme is here www.dublinwebfest.com/festival-programme-2016/ and the free events are listed below:

+ Saturday 19 Nov Filmbase 12.00 – 13.00 Meet the Storytellers I and 3.30pm- 4.30pm Meet the Storytellers II Panels with some of our web series creators and filmmakers. Filmmakers will discuss their experiences of how they brought their projects to live from script to screen, challenges they had and tips and success stories they can share.Short Q & A sessions with the audience are part of the panel series.e panel series.

+ Saturday 19 Nov Filmbase 4.45pm- 5.45pm How to Build and Electronic Press Kit -Masterclass run by Ellen Gunning, Director of Irish Academy of Public Relations

+ Saturday 19 Nov Filmbase 6pm-7pm Redefining Art: From Pop Art to Web Series by cultural critic and radio and TV broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton

+ Sunday 20 Filmbase 12.00 – 13.00 The Green Pitch Session – Selected Scriptwriters and Screenwriters will pitch their projects in front of our Judge Panel and Audience.

www.facebook.com/DubWebFest

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Nov

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/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 19 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market

13:00 – 18:00, Sat 19 Nov

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market is a weekly market (every Saturday) with approx 16 stalls, music, pizzas from the Big Blue Bus and the Bernard Shaw Garden Bar. Expect vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, records, bric-a-brac and more and DJs will provide the entertainment.

Admission is free.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/the-bernard-shaw-flea-market-1/

The Energy of Chinese Calligraphy – Demonstration

13:00 – 15:00, Sat 19 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

A Chinese calligraphy demonstration with Li Jia will take place. Li graduated in 1980 from the China Academy of Art and has spent 25 years in the UK as a professional artist and teacher of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting.

Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Zen Walk

13:10, Sat 19 Nov

West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Feel calm & relaxed and discover new techniques to release stress in your daily life. A Zen Walk will help you to get the positive effects. The walk will last about 20-30 minutes and is suitable for everyone who simply wants to find calmness, relaxation and harmony in their busy lives.

Zen Walks are normally EUR 10, but walks on a Saturday are free and walks near your birthday are also free. So this week there is a free walk on Saturday 19 Nov at 13:10. The meeting point is at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire.

There are many other (non free) walks in a variety of locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire and at different times. Check the website below for details about the walk and the special offer conditions and then check the dates and times and register here: xiufengshui.com/en/events/zen-walk-when-and-where

Malaysian Berish Protest

13:30, Sat 19 Nov

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Malaysian community is holding a “Berish” (which means “clean”) protest, calling for clean elections in Malaysia. People are encouraged to wear yellow, the colour of the campaign.

www.facebook.com/events/171537409973647

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 19 Nov

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs every Saturday. It is 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!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Chester Beatty Library – Irish Language Tour

14:00, Sat 19 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

An Intercultural Tour in Irish Language with Community Ambassador Jack FitzGerald will take place and admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 19 Nov

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be read in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Growers and Heritage Irish Plants – Discussion

14:00, Sat 19 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

In conjunction with the exhibition Plandaí Oidhreachta, a series of panel discussions and talks will take place on Saturday afternoons throughout the exhibition. Unfortunately no further details are available.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00, Sat 19 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The weekly Family workshop for 4-10 year olds and their parents/guardians has a storytelling theme this week.

Admission is free and all details can be found on the website below.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_19Nov.aspx

Royal Irish Academy of Music – Third Level Open Day

15:00 – 17:00, Sat 19 Nov

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

RIAM invites to an engaging and informative afternoon for students interested in exploring RIAM’s diverse offering of full-time courses. There will be performances, workshops, tours and information sessions for aspiring full-time students of the Academy.

Admission is free.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873560316

Arrested Development – Screening and Quiz

18:00, Sat 19 Nov

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

A screening of your favourite Arrested Development episodes will stat at 18:00 and at 19:00 there will be an Arrested Development Quiz. Best Arrested Development themed outfit/costume will win a prize.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/362909580714560/

The Burning Effigies – Gig

20:00, Sat 19 Nov

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

The Burning Effigies are playing Funk, Soul and Afrobeat.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-burning-effigies1

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 19 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Tadgh / Just Flynn – Gig

21:00, Sat 19 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Tadgh will be the headliner at this gig on Saturday and support will come from Just Flynn.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/2155689074657087/

The Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Sat 19 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock ‘n’ Roll Band “The Guilty Party” will play a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party-2/

Sean OB / Brain Donation – Gig

22:30, Sat 19 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sean OB and support act Brain Donation will perform in Whelan’s from midnight.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sean-ob/

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 20 Nov

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Science Week 2016

09:00, Sun 20 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Science Week 2016 takes place from 13-20 November. There are hundreds of events all over Ireland and the main target group are children and teenagers. Approx. 80 events are in Dublin and 38 of them are free events in Dublin for adults and families. A good few of the events require pre-booking (and some are booked out already).

The website provides an event search facility with good filtering, so you can select the type of event, the target audience, the location etc.

I strongly recommend that you check the programme here www.science.ie/events/find-events.html
There will be some free events included in this Dublin Event Guide, but they will only be a small proportion of all the ones that you might want to know about.

www.science.ie/

Aviation Fair

10:00 – 15:00, Sun 20 Nov

Carlton Hotel, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin

The yearly Aviation Fair is happening again in the Carlton Hotel. You will find everything there for the serious aviation fan. All kind of plane models, souvenirs, badges, pictures, magazines, flight simulators and lots and lots of aviation experts to talk to.

Admission is free. It is on the top floor of the hotel.

aviationfair.wixsite.com/aviationfair

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Nov

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Nov

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Magazine Fort – Guided Tour

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Nov

Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

The Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park is unusually neglected and at the same time unusually rich in history. Many have seen it as a barred off concrete fortress in a corner of Phoenix Park and even more don’t even know or have forgotten that it exists. The old Phoenix House, the home of the British Viceroy, was on the site where the fort was built from the early 17th century and then in 1734 the Fort was built and extended in 1801.

In 1916 the Fort was raided by the rebels who expected to find a lot of explosives there, but found the Fort nearly empty. In 1939 the IRA raided the Fort and stole more than a million rounds of ammunition, but most of it was recovered over the following weeks.

Since 1988, the Irish Army doesn’t use the Fort anymore and gave it back to the Office of Public Works (OPW), but not much good has happened to the Fort in the last 28 years (!!) and there were numerous speculations about the reasons for that.

Finally, this year, guided tours were provided and were meant to run for three months until end of October. But the interest was so great that the OPW decided to continue the tours even through the winter months, They will take place every Sunday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 and only 20 places are available on each tour.

Tickets are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on a first come, first served basis and can not be pre-booked. A shuttle bus will bring the ticket holders to the Fort.

www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/magazinefort/#d.en.36668

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Nov

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 20 Nov

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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

www.merrionsquareart.com/

YARN Storytelling Festival – Bray

10:00, Sun 20 Nov

Bray (various locations)

The YARN Storytelling Festival is taking place in Bray from Sat 12 – Sun 20 November. A total of 23 events are happening in various locations in Bray and 19 of them are free events.

Listen to stories from the grave, from the sea or from the woods. Be spooked by tales of holy wells, giants, ghosts and ogres. Hear a story through yoga, dance, song or as gaeilge.

Find a full list of events via the website below. If the event has a grey vertical bar at the left, it is free, if the bar has a different colour it is not free. Booking is required for some and a few are already booked out.

www.mermaidartscentre.ie/events/category/yarn-storytelling-festival-bray

Brocante Furniture & Vintage Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Nov

Green Door Market, 18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Brocante Market will take place on Sunday. It is a collection of antiques, furniture, vintage jewellery, collectables and curiosities from the past and present, second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. If you are an interior designer or just have and eye for style and are looking for a special piece or maybe a bargain then this is the market for you. The market is held every 3rd Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thebrocantemarket

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Nov

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. There will be Food Stalls, Flea Market, Vintage Clothing, Arts&Crafts and a Pop-Up Record Store.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Nov

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Family Christmas Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 20 Nov

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

The Christmas Market season has started. At the Dublin Food Co-op the “Family Christmas Market” takes place with about 40 stalls with arts & craft and all sorts of other gifts. There are also some free activities for children incl face painting.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/187464984996157/

Jazz Brunch Sundays

11:00 – 14:00, Sun 20 Nov

Kilkenny Shop, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

The Kilkenny Shop Cafe is inviting to a Jazz Brunch Sunday every Sunday. They don’t specify who is playing at the brunch, I will see if I can find out more.

Admission is free.

www.kilkennyshop.com/restaurant-jazzsundays

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 20 Nov

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 20 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 20 Nov

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Design and Violence – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 20 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Design and Violence” (14 Oct – 22 Jan) in the Science Gallery is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. Violence in this context has different faces. It is deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, but also an unintended consequence in other scenarios. Design is the intended creation of things, but also the unintended consequence.

It is a very very interesting exhibition! A good bit darker than other Science Gallery exhibitions because every exhibit has some form of threat inherent in it, but definitely an exhibition I recommend. Some exhibits are self-explanatory, but all come with descriptive and explanatory labels. In addition there are the amazing mediators, who explain and help through the exhibition. I was so lucky to get a guided tour of the whole exhibition by lead mediator Ryan and he is absolutely outstanding. Hugely knowledgeable, interested and interesting and extremely friendly and helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask the mediators they are there to help!

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, “Design and Violence” is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but due to the topic, I would say that younger children need parental guidance and you could decide to go into less detail about some objects.

From a chair that has to be created by the buyer through bashing a steel cube into shape with a sledgehammer, via all sort of violence that was shown in children’s cartoons “Looney Toons” or pressure sensitive clothing for wheel-chair users to show injury and trauma to an AK-47 rifle and instructions how to torture, the ground floor area sets the scene for a varied way of looking at violence and design. But it gets even more interesting upstairs: A printed gun, a drone survival guide, hacked protest objects, an interesting race and skin colour photo archive, Desert War simulation, a virtual reality installation about the threats refugees need to navigate through and a landmine display….are just some of the exhibits

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/designandviolence/exhibits/

Dublin Web Fest

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 20 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Dublin Web Fest is taking place from 18-20 November. It is a festival for Online Storytelling and most events are not free, but there are also some free events. The full programme is here www.dublinwebfest.com/festival-programme-2016/ and the free events are listed below:

+ Saturday 19 Nov Filmbase 12.00 – 13.00 Meet the Storytellers I and 3.30pm- 4.30pm Meet the Storytellers II Panels with some of our web series creators and filmmakers. Filmmakers will discuss their experiences of how they brought their projects to live from script to screen, challenges they had and tips and success stories they can share.Short Q & A sessions with the audience are part of the panel series.e panel series.

+ Saturday 19 Nov Filmbase 4.45pm- 5.45pm How to Build and Electronic Press Kit -Masterclass run by Ellen Gunning, Director of Irish Academy of Public Relations

+ Saturday 19 Nov Filmbase 6pm-7pm Redefining Art: From Pop Art to Web Series by cultural critic and radio and TV broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton

+ Sunday 20 Filmbase 12.00 – 13.00 The Green Pitch Session – Selected Scriptwriters and Screenwriters will pitch their projects in front of our Judge Panel and Audience.

www.facebook.com/DubWebFest

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 20 Nov

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

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

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 20 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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

The next concert will feature French Chamber Music 5 from Debussy, Roger-Ducasse and Vierne.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1625-sundaysnoon-french-chamber-music-5

The Ark’s Family Hang-Out Zone

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Nov

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

Come to the Ark’s Family Hang-out Zone with your kids. There is an Art Trail and children’s books to keep kids busy with.

Admission is free.

ark.ie/events/view/family-hang-out-zone

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Sun 20 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

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

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

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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crAfternoon Tea 2016

14:00 – 17:30, Sun 20 Nov

Mary Aikenhead Day Centre, Sisters of Charity, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

crAFTERnoon Tea 2016 is a fund raising event for the mary Aiken Daycare Centre in Donnybrook and their Meals on Wheels service. It is a market for art & craft and there will also be craft demonstrations and workshops.

Money will be raised through a cake sale, a raffle and through the envelopes that you get when you come in. So, admission is free, BUT your donations (to be put in the envelope) are very much needed.

www.facebook.com/events/328271767530976/
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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 20 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 20 Nov

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday 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/current/1431-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm-2016

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Nov

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Experimental Archaeology Open Day for Science Week 2016

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 20 Nov

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

“Discovering the Secrets of Surviving and Thriving in the Past: Experimental Archaeology Open Day for Science Week 2016” is the Museum’s first Experimental Archaeology Day.

Meet archaeologists from the UCD School of Archaeology Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture who will demonstrate some of the skills people needed to survive and thrive in Ireland in the past. See the techniques used by people over the last 10,000 years including prehistoric flint-knapping, pottery making, wood working and cloth production to create tools, weapons, dress and day to day belongings.

In addition to the series of experimental archaeological demonstrations and handling sessions, there will be a series of short, 10 minute talks about some of the most ground-breaking experiments and discoveries in Irish Archaeology in the last decade.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3071

Chester Beatty Library – Guided Tour

15:00, Sun 20 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Every Sunday two free guided tours will take place in the Chester Betty Library. The first one is at 15:00 and the second one at 16:00.

In addition there is another free tour every Wednesday at 13:00.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Hands on History – National Museum

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 20 Nov

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

This drop-in event is a chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators. Suitable for all ages.

Admission is free.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=3129

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 20 Nov

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

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

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

Representations of gender crossing borders (1870-1936) – Talk

15:00, Sun 20 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Representations of gender crossing borders: women artists and Orientalism 1870-1936” is the Sunday Talk in the National Gallery this week. The talk is by Dr Mary Healy, University College Cork and it is part of a free lecture series in November themed around Modern European Art, 1850 – 1950.

Proteus Jazz Band

16:30, Sun 20 Nov

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

Proteus are a jazz band [2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others and also music from the boss nova era.

Aran McMahon is on vocals.

thehotspot.ie/#events

Blues Got Soul – Gig

17:00 – 20:15, Sun 20 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Blues Got Soul, a four-piece blues band from Dublin is performing the music of the founding fathers of blues and blues masters in the International Bar every Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 20 Nov

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Dixieland Jazzmen – Gig

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 20 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

The Dixeland Jazzmen play a weekly gig in Sin E. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 20 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 20 Nov

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

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

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

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

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

John Blek – Gig

20:00, Sun 20 Nov

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

John Blek is playing Alt-Folk at this gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

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

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 20 Nov

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 20 Nov

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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 20 Nov

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

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe with live music (Rockabilly) and DJs. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

The Jive Cats – Gig

22:00, Sun 20 Nov

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Rock ‘n’ Rock and Swing Band “The Jive Cats” will perform in the Mercantile every Sunday from 22:00.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-mercantile-hotel/

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 20 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-32/

Monday 21 Nov

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 21 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 21 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Trad Music Lunchtime Recital

13:00, Mon 21 Nov

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

DIT’s Irish Traditional Music Ensemble perform a series of lunchtime concerts in the library each Monday in November (7+14+21+28 November).

Admissions is free and all are welcome.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/rathmines-1

What Recruiters Want – CV Help

13:30, Mon 21 Nov

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

“What Recruiters Want” is a workshop with a special focus on CVs. It is hosted by Breda Hegarty from Business in the Community (BITC).

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8733996

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

Using the National Library: Research Workshop

14:00, Mon 21 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

NLI employee and historian Dr. Emma Edwards will give advice and guidance on researching the rich and varied collections of the National Library.

“The workshop will draw on case studies of personalities from the NLI’s collections and is suitable for anyone looking to embark on a research project or to enhance research skills in navigating the catalogue, accessing the various collections and interpreting the sources.”

Admission is free, but booking is required via learning@nli.ie or 01 6030 278

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

Land, Memory, and Oliver Cromwell’s Afterlife in Ireland – Talk

17:00, Mon 21 Nov

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

Sarah A. Covington (Queen’s College, City University of New York) will talk about “The Old Man who Lived in a Ruin: Land, Memory, and Oliver Cromwell’s Afterlife in Ireland” at the next Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Seminar.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforearlymodernhistory2016_17.php

Explore the Near Fm Archive – Workshop

18:30, Mon 21 Nov

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

The Near Archive by community radio station Near FM, is a digital audio archive for programme makers, listeners and anyone with an interest in the community life, history and heritage of the Northside of Dublin city.It contains information about local arts, music, news, history, heritage and community events.

At this workshop the Near Archive team will give some background on the archive, demonstrate how the archive works, and show participants how to access, stream and download content.

Admission is free.

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

In the Name(s) of God: The Missiological Quest for Equivalence in East Asia – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 21 Nov

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

The Trinity Centre for Asian Studies invites to the lecture

“In the Name(s) of God: The Missiological Quest for Equivalence in East Asia” by Dr Kevin N. Cawley (Head of the Department of Asian Studies and Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies, University College Cork).

Admission is free.

Translation marks the beginning and the end of any mission strategy in a new cultural environment, where translation should be thought of as more than merely translating words – but also ideas and messages. This lecture will provide an overview of the emplantation of Catholicism in East Asia. It will highlight the translational issues that arose by trying to translate the name(s) of God, and the message of Christianity into a very different intellectual and religious context.

Find out more details about the lecture via the website below.

www.tcd.ie/Secretary/Communications/Noticeboard/data/38028.html

Our Italy, Itinerari Gastronomici – Book Launch

18:30, Mon 21 Nov

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

Marco Giannantonio and Maurizio Mastrangelo are the owners of Flavour of Italy, the restaurant in Ranelagh, and the Italian School of Cooking and they have written a book about some of the special Italian places where they source their food products.

The book will be launched at this events.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/11/our-italy-itinerari-gastronomici.html

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 21 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

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

www.whelanslive.com

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 21 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 21 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 21 Nov

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 21 Nov

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

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

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

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 21 Nov

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Tuesday 22 Nov

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Health Innovation Week

09:30 – 18:00, Tue 22 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The HSE and eHealth Ireland are taking over the Science Gallery on Tuesday and Wednesday for their Health Innovation Week/Days. Oover two days a whole range of speakers and exhibitors will inform you about many innovations available for healthcare provision.

There will be interactive exhibitions which will include virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. To view the full programme of activities for each day is here www.eh2030.com/innovationshowcase.html

Admission to all events is free, registration is required via the website below.

www.eh2030.com/innovationshowcase.html

Junior Einstein Science Club Show

10:15, Tue 22 Nov

Libraries in Dublin (various)

Tracey-Jane Cassidy MA MSc is the founder, owner and director of a Junior Einsteins Science Club. Junior Einstein Science Club Show teaches the core aspects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology through ‘make and do’, messy experiments, quizzes and games.

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The upcoming events are

Junior Einstein Science Club Show
Tuesday 22 November at 10.15am in Finglas Library
Tuesday 22 November at 10.15am in Walkinstown Library
Wednesday 23 November at 10am and 11.30am in Raheny Library

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Junior Einstein Science Club Forensic Workshop
Thursday 24 November at 10am in Dolphin’s Barn Library
Thursday 24th at 10am and 11.30am in Terenure Library

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

Flanders Fields: War, Labour and Expressionism – Talk

10:30, Tue 22 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

THe lecture “Flanders Fields: War, Labour and Expressionism” with Sean Kissane, Irish Museum of Moden Art is part of a free lecture series in November themed around Modern European Art, 1850 – 1950.

www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks2016/Tues_Nov22.aspx

Christmas at the GPO

11:00, Tue 22 Nov

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

On Tuesday the Christmas display/layout/set-up of the GPO will be unveiled. There will be a crib, Santa’s workshop and post office, a North Pole postbox for children’s letters to Santa and every lunchtime in December, carols will be sung in the GPO. There will be some carols also on Tuesday and a special guest from Co. Cork (Hmm, anybody special in Co Cork? Genuinely no clue!) will also be in the GPO.

Admission is free.

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 22 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Tue 22 Nov

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesday and Saturday. It is 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!”

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Celebration of the donation of the Orchestra of St. Cecilia Collection

18:00, Tue 22 Nov

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

The Dublin City Library & Archive is celebrating the donation of the Orchestra of St Cecilia Collection to the City Archive at this reception.

Admission is free. There will be a wine reception.

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

Project Failure: How to Stack the Deck for Success – Talk

18:00 – 20:00, Tue 22 Nov

Morgan McKinley, 1 Burlington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

This event is for anyone with interest in project management, in particular the topic of Project Rescue. Morgan McKinley and the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have organised this talk & discussion to provide an overview of how to prepare for failure along with learning invaluable lessons on project rescue from an expert in this field.

The event will take place at Morgan McKinley’s offices and there will be pizza & beers afterwards.

John McGrath will be the main speaker. He teaches Project Management and Consultancy to MBA and PhD level at DIT and is also a guest lecturer at the Smurfit Business School, UCD Engineering School, Trinity College Dublin and Brunel University, London.

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

www.morganmckinley.ie/article/project-management-event-how-stack-deck-success

Tuesday Night Table Tennis

18:00 – 00:00, Tue 22 Nov

Buskers on the Ball, Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This is a new weekly event in Buskers on the Ball. They have 5 table tennis table and are now running a social league on Tuesdays. Free play at the tables and drinks specials are available.

www.facebook.com/events/1759189697666662/

Balsamic Vinegar Tasting & Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Tue 22 Nov

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

Acetaia Giusti and Italicatessen are inviting to an event that starts with a talk about Balsamic Vinegar and then moves to a Balsamic Vinegar tasting of 6-100 year old vinegar.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/iic_dublino/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2016/11/exclusive-balsamic-vinegar-tasting.html

Onwords and Upwords – Anamaria Crowe Serrano – Poetry Book Launch

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 22 Nov

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

Onwords and Upwords is a poetry book by Anamaria Crowe Serrano and you are invited to the launch.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-onwords-and-upwords-by-anamaria-crowe-serrano

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 22 Nov

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A new weekly Board Games night is taking place in the Black Sheep Pub. Lots of games are available and you can also bring your own.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1695079290743330/

The Dublin Language Exchange – Meetup

19:00, Tue 22 Nov

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

EveryTuesday at 19:00, The Dublin Language Exchange takes place in the Czech Inn. It is the biggest free meeting of people from all around Dublin that are interested in learning languages and communicate with speakers of other languages.

Admission is free and the meetup is completely informal. No booking required.

www.facebook.com/Dublin-Language-Exchange-131803433533696/

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 22 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Tue 22 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in Whelan’s.

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. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

Roots ‘n’ Blues – Gig

20:00 – 23:00, Tue 22 Nov

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

This is a weelly acoustic roots and blues session every Tuesday in Arthur’s Pub.

With Anthony Mannion(Guitar/vocals) and Luke Mercer(Guitar/vocals). Admision is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Ukulele Tuesday – Jam&Gig

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 22 Nov

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 22 Nov

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 22 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 22 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Woolshed Pub Quiz

21:30, Tue 22 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Tuesday, a pub quiz is taking place in the Woolshed.

Admission is free. Max team size is 6 people.

www.woolshedbaa.com

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Health Innovation Week

09:30 – 18:00, Wed 23 Nov

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The HSE and eHealth Ireland are taking over the Science Gallery on Tuesday and Wednesday for their Health Innovation Week/Days. Oover two days a whole range of speakers and exhibitors will inform you about many innovations available for healthcare provision.

There will be interactive exhibitions which will include virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. To view the full programme of activities for each day is here www.eh2030.com/innovationshowcase.html

Admission to all events is free, registration is required via the website below.

www.eh2030.com/innovationshowcase.html

Irish Franchising Event for people looking for opportunities

09:30 – 11:30, Wed 23 Nov

Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

Are you interested in owning or working in a franchise? The franchise industry in Ireland is booming and is full of opportunities for prospective entrepreneurs and employees. Join the Irish Franchising Skillnet and industry experts for a morning of talks, workshops and networking opportunities if you are looking for a job or to take on a franchise business.

Admission is free, but booking via the Eventbrite link below is required.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/get-your-foot-in-the-door-tickets-29273168836?ref=devg

Junior Einstein Science Club Show

10:00, Wed 23 Nov

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Tracey-Jane Cassidy MA MSc is the founder, owner and director of a Junior Einsteins Science Club. Junior Einstein Science Club Show teaches the core aspects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology through ‘make and do’, messy experiments, quizzes and games.

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The upcoming events are

Junior Einstein Science Club Show
Tuesday 22 November at 10.15am in Finglas Library
Tuesday 22 November at 10.15am in Walkinstown Library
Wednesday 23 November at 10am and 11.30am in Raheny Library

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Junior Einstein Science Club Forensic Workshop
Thursday 24 November at 10am in Dolphin’s Barn Library
Thursday 24th at 10am and 11.30am in Terenure Library

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

Creative Den Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 23 Nov

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 23 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 23 Nov

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Popular Theatre in Dublin – Seminar

14:30, Wed 23 Nov

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

Popular theatre, including melodrama, comedy and music hall, was the principal form of entertainment in Dublin before the advent of cinema and later television.

Theatre historian Cecil Allen will speak about the Queen’s Theatre which was on Pearse Street and played an important part in the life of the city. And theatre historian Conor Doyle will speak about his uncle Jimmy O’Dea, the beloved comedy actor.

Admission is free.

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

Spooks, Diplomats, the Professor and his Libel: Prof. Desmond Williams – Talk

16:00, Wed 23 Nov

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

Dr Michael Kennedy (RIA) will talk about “The Spooks, the Diplomats, the Professor and his Libel: Professor Desmond Williams – A Study in Neutrality” in the next Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar. Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2017/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2016_17.php

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 23 Nov

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism (1884 – 1938) – Book Launch

18:00, Wed 23 Nov

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

“Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, 1884 – 1938” by Dr Aidan Beatty will be launched by Dr Anne Dolan (Department of History, TCD).

“This book is a comparative study of masculinity and white racial identity in Irish nationalism and Zionism. It analyses how both national movements sought to refute widespread anti-Irish or anti-Jewish stereotypes and create more prideful images of their respective nations.”

Admission is free.

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

Irené Sandford Award for Singers – Final

19:30, Wed 23 Nov

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

The yearly Irené Sandford Award is an opportunity for Irish audiences to hear the singing stars of the future in competition at the Academy. The award commemorates late Irené Sandford, the former Head of Vocal Studies at the RIAM. Previous laureates were Claudia Boyle, Naomi O’Connell and Gavan Ring among others.

The Preliminary Round starts at 10:00 and is also open to the public. The final will start at 19:30. Admission is free. Tickets are available via the link below.

riam.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873560318

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 23 Nov

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

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

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 23 Nov

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club 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 23 Nov

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

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

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions – Open Mic/Gig

20:30, Wed 23 Nov

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 23 Nov

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

BIMM Live Music Showcase

21:00, Wed 23 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Music College BIMM will bring a Live Music Showcase to the Sin E pub on Wednesday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub/

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 23 Nov

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

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

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

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 23 Nov

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

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

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Junior Einstein Science Club Show

10:00, Thu 24 Nov

Libraries in Dublin (various)

Tracey-Jane Cassidy MA MSc is the founder, owner and director of a Junior Einsteins Science Club. Junior Einstein Science Club Show teaches the core aspects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology through ‘make and do’, messy experiments, quizzes and games.

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The upcoming events are

Junior Einstein Science Club Show
Tuesday 22 November at 10.15am in Finglas Library
Tuesday 22 November at 10.15am in Walkinstown Library
Wednesday 23 November at 10am and 11.30am in Raheny Library

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Junior Einstein Science Club Forensic Workshop
Thursday 24 November at 10am in Dolphin’s Barn Library
Thursday 24 November at 10am and 11.30am in Terenure Library

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

6 Choral Masterpieces in 6 Great Cities

11:00 – 12:30, Thu 24 Nov

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

Between 17 Oct and 05 Dec, Tim Thurston will tell the story of 6 major composers and will play excerpts of some of their greatest choral works in the context of their premiers in 6 cities.

Tim is a broadcaster, lecturer and writer on the widest range of music from Gregorian Chant to Contemporary Jazz.

The topic this Monday is “Händel and Dublin”.

Classes take place in Studio Theatre and no booking is necessary.
Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/6-choral-masterpieces-6-great-cities-tim-thurston

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 24 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Thu 24 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Remembering 1916, Recording 2016: The National Library’s Web Archive

13:00, Thu 24 Nov

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“Remembering 1916, Recording 2016” is an NLI Project to record the online life of Ireland on the 100th anniversary of 1916.

Maria Ryan (NLI) will talk about how the NLI is capturing, preserving and making available key websites that tell the story of the 2016 commemorations for future generations of researchers.

Admission is free.

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

Beautiful Book Bindings – Chester Beatty Tour

13:10, Thu 24 Nov

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Judging a Book by its Cover: Beautiful Bindings in Chester Beatty’s Collection” with Mary O’Riordan is an InFocus Tour on Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.cbl.ie/Plan-A-Visit/What-s-On.aspx

Smithfield Christmas Night Market

16:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Nov

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

On Thursday the Christmas Trees at Smithfield will be turned on and for that reason, a night market at Smithfield with an outdoor element on the plaza and indoor stalls in the Generator Hostel will take place. There will be jewellery, arts and crafts, vintage clothing, foods, mulled wine and more.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/586388744880627/

Three Centuries of Dublin Firefighting

17:00, Thu 24 Nov

TCD School of Nursing and Midwifery, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Las Fallon will talk about “Three Centuries of Dublin Firefighting” from 17:15-18:15. Las Fallon is a Dublin firefighter for over three decades and he is the author of ‘Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Revolution’ (SDCC 2012) and ‘The Fireman’s Tale: the burning of the Custom House 1921’ (Kilmainhamtales 2015).

The talk will look at the history of firefighting in Dublin from ‘Parish Pumps’ and insurance company fire brigades through to the formation of a municipal fire service in 1862 and an ambulance service within that fire brigade in 1898. I will look at the brigades role in 1916 and in the War of Independence and speak of the role of the DFBs ambulances as well.

Las’ colleague District Officer Martin O’Reilly will speak on the present day role of the DFB ambulance service and to give some information on the role played by the DFBs ambulance in making Dublin a safer city.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/three-centuries-of-dublin-firefighting-tickets-29276608123?ref=devg

AFterwork – Alliance Francaise

17:30, Thu 24 Nov

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Cafe REstaurant iLa Cocotte in the Alliance Francaise is running a monthly “AFterwork” event. There will be wine, cocktails and food (not free) and live music “from a new Irish talent”.

Admission is free.

alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

Christmas Lighting Ceremony – Smithfield Plaza

17:30, Thu 24 Nov

Smithfield Plaza, Dublin 7

On Thursday the Christmas Tree at Smithfield Plaza will be lit. There will be a market from 16:00-21:00 (see separate listing), Dublin’s Favourite Christmas Movie will be shown screened from 16:30-17:15 and a cocnert will happen from 17:30-19:45. The lighting then will happen around 19:00

The headliner Jerry Fish will perform and also Sinead White, David Keenan and Stanhope Street Girls Choir.

Admission is free.

dublinatchristmas.ie/whats-on-events/smithfield-christmas-lights-switch-on

The Resurrection of Ireland and Hungary

17:30, Thu 24 Nov

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

“The Resurrection of Ireland and Hungary: Daniel O’Connell and Stephan Széchenyi” will explore the careers of Stephan Széchenyi and Daniel O’Connell, the links between Ireland and Hungary, and the attempts to develop new approaches in dealing with the issues of empire and nationalism in the nineteenth century.

Stephan Széchenyi (1791-1860) was an outstanding reform-oriented Hungarian statesman, and is often called ‘the greatest Hungarian’. Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) led a successful civil rights campaign in the 1820s and, although he failed in his campaign to establish an Irish parliament, he was hailed as the ‘Liberator’.

Find more information and register via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/29413696157?ref=devg

Cow’s Lane Christmas Lights Ceremony

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 24 Nov

Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The official Christmas Lighting Ceremony for Cow’s Lane will be on Thursday. It will be accompanied by carols singing, a glass of mulled wine and a mice pie.

Admission is free.

gutterbookshop.com/events.html

Education and Inequality – TASC Lecture

18:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

“Education and Inequality: Financial Capital, Social Capital and the Education Access Gap” is the title of the yearly TASC lecture (TASC stands for “Think Tank for Action on Social Change”). It will be delivered by independent senator Lynn Ruane in the Royal Irish Academy.

Because the event is booked out, it will be streamed live and will be turned into a video. The details for this are not known yet, but they will be posted on the website below.

www.tasc.ie/events/2016/11/24/tasc-annual-lecture-senator-lynn-ruane/

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 24 Nov

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

Every Thursday the Little Museum of Dublin waives their admission charges for two guided tours thanks to sponsorship from Guinness. The first tour is at 18:00 and the second tour is at 19:00. Make sure that you are there at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour to get one of the limited places.

The Little Museum of Dublin has a fascinating collection of artefacts from the last 100 years Dublin’s history.

On other days and other times, admission is EUR 7 for adults and admission is by guided tour only.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

The Art of the Multitude – Book Launch

18:00, Thu 24 Nov

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

The book “Jochen Gerz – Participation and the European Experience” will be launched at this event. Both editors, Mechtild Manus and Jonathan Vickery, as well as Jochen Gerz and contributor Volker Heins will be present.

“This book explores the power of participation in artworks for the formation of public memory, for the commemoration of historical events, and for an urban landscape that articulates cultural identity and recognition.” Looking in particular at the work of German conceptual artist Jochen Gerz.

More information is on the website below.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20854175

Unravelling the Electrosonic Tapestry

18:00, Thu 24 Nov

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Musicologist Barbara Dignam presents a discussion about the many facets of electroacoustic music in Ireland. The talk will be based on her recent article for the AIC New Music Journal, looking at the works of Softday, Jennifer Walshe, Karen Power, Linda Buckley, Fergal Dowling and Jonathan Nangle.
Barbara will be joined by some of the featured composers, who will also pose and answer questions on their work, and on electroacoustic music.

Take part in these musical dialogues yourself at First Draft Coffee, upstairs in Filmbase. Admission is free, but space is limited, so arrive early.

journalofmusic.com/listing/14-11-16/conversation-unravelling-electrosonic-tapestry

Let’s Make A Scene – Acting “Open Mic”

18:30, Thu 24 Nov

Momentum Acting Studio, 19 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

Let’s Make a Scene is similar to an “Open Mic” event for musicians and spoken word artists, just for actors, comedians and imrovisers.

It is a live platform to actors, comedians, improvisers, slammers, etc… for free to present, test, showcase or display their work to an audience (scene, monologue, sketch, reading, new material or in production, etc…) and create a momentum prompting exchange & collaboration in between artists of different media sharing a passion.

Admission is free, but booking is required via MeisnerIreland AT gmail.com or info AT momentumactingstudio.com

The event is a monthly open platform and the line up for Thursday will be announced on teh Facebook Page below early next week.

www.facebook.com/LetsmakeasceneOurstageisyours/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 24 Nov

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

New to Dublin? Dublin Expats Meeting

19:00, Thu 24 Nov

Living Room Pub, Cathal Brugha Street (off O’Connell Street), Dublin 1

An expatriate or expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship.

And this is a weekly meeting for all Expats in Dublin (new and old!). If you are new to the city, this is an excellent way to meet people.

Admission is free (no booking required!), but you are asked to give the same kind of welcoming to new members as is given to you.

www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-expats-thursday-7pm-tickets-24745493437?ref=devg

Thursday Night Board Gaming

19:00, Thu 24 Nov

Robert Read Bar, 19 Store Street, Dublin 1

And this is the third (!) Board Gaming night in Dublin! They are taking over! ;-)

It is a weekly event and on Thursday the focus is on Introductory Board Games, so if you haven’t for a while (or ever) played Board Games, this is for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/IGAGamesNights/

Dublin Jam Session – Open Jam

19:30 – 22:30, Thu 24 Nov

Tivoli Backstage, 18/19 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The Dublin Jam Session is an open Jam with full back line. It is open to all levels of musicians and singers and all genres of music and the only rule is that you must jam with others (not all your own band).

It takes place every Thursday and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DublinJamSessions/

Acousticv Brewtality – Jack Bouwer – Gig

20:00 – 21:30, Thu 24 Nov

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Jack Bouwer will perform “Acoustic Brewtality” on Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=11/24/2016&display=event&eventid=437654

Good Name presents

20:00, Thu 24 Nov

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

Every Thursday, “Good Name” will bring some live music to the Bernard Shaw Pub. The line-up is usually on their Facebook Page. See below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/goodnamedublin

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 24 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

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

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 24 Nov

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

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

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

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

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

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

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

Cabin Sessions – Dundrum – Gig

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

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

The Cabin Sessions are back on Thursday with the whole Cabin Crew plus the following guests: Martha Keenan (Folk), Ian Brennan (Contemporary), Jak Jones (Contemporary).

Admission is free.

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Keep on Trucking – Open Mic Session

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

Peadar Brown’s, 1a Lower Clanbrasil Street, Dublin 8

A live music open mic session, called “Keep on Trucking” takes place every Thursday in Peadar Brown’s Pub, it is presented by Joey Magic.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/peadarbrowns/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

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

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

Admission is free.

www.frankryans.com

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

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

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

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 24 Nov

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

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

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Other Creatures – SOMA Gig

23:00, Thu 24 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

SOMA is a clubnight with live band. The live band on Thursday is “Other Creatures”. Later, Otherkin DJs will play indie and alternative soundtracks.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/soma-002-ft-other-creatures/

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Occult in Popular Fiction and Entertainments – Workshop

09:00 – 19:00, Fri 25 Nov

H204, UCD Humanities Institute Seminar Room, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

“The Occult in Popular Fiction and Entertainments” is a workshop led by Prof. Nick Daly (UCD).

Limited tickets are available for the first of three themed workshops on the influence of occult beliefs, themes, and figures on British popular culture between 1875-1947. This project investigates the influence of occult beliefs, themes, and figures on British popular culture between 1875-1947.

Admission is free, but registrationis required via the Eventbrite link below. On the same page you will also find a lot more detail about the workshop.

www.eventbrite.com/e/the-occult-in-popular-fiction-and-entertainments-workshop-tickets-27605624165?ref=devg

Post-Celtic Tiger Irishness Symposium

10:00 – 17:30, Fri 25 Nov

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

The “Post-Celtic Tiger Irishness Symposium” takes place in the Long Room Hub and it looks as if admission is free.

Check the website below for the full programme.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-11-25post_celtic_tiger.php

Law & the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Charta to the Present – Conference

10:30 – 16:30, Fri 25 Nov

Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

“Law and the Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present” is a 2-day conference on Fri 25 and Sat 26 Nov from 10:30-16:00. It is organised by the Irish Legal Society and takes place in the Music Room of Christ Church (Access via the Chapter House Door).

Admission is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite link below.

“The conference will explore the legal-historical background of the Magna Carta in Ireland, the reception of the charter into English law in Ireland, the political and polemical uses to which the charter was put, and its twentieth and twentieth-first century invocations as a living presence in contemporary Irish law. Professor Paul Brand (All Souls, Oxford) will deliver a keynote address on the impact of Magna Carta on the development of English law in medieval Ireland.

A particular concern of the conference will be to explore the paradoxes presented by the reception of Magna Carta into Irish law, above all the contested and often highly restrictive-idea idea of ‘liberty’ that developed in Ireland from the Middle Ages onwards.”

www.eventbrite.com/e/law-the-idea-of-liberty-in-ireland-from-magna-carta-to-the-present-tickets-26144904112?ref=devg

CHQ Market

11:00, Fri 25 Nov

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

Every Friday the chq will run a market in the building with a whole range of stalls. There will be food and arts & craft. Some stalls are there every week, others change regularly.

Admission is free.

chq.ie/chq-market-every-friday/

Dublin Gallery Weekend

11:00, Fri 25 Nov

Dublin (various locations)

The Dublin Gallery Weekend is a Visual Arts Festival over 3 days with 36 participating galleries in Dublin.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (25-27 Nov) the 36 galleries open their doors and invite visitors to exerience the exciting and inspiring art on offer in Dublin’s art galleries. A series of special events, including exhibition openings, artist and curator talks, walking tours, late openings and workshops will take place over the weekend, and almost everything will be free of charge.

You can download the fill programme here www.dublingallerymap.ie/_pdf/dub_gallery_weekend_web.pdf

www.dublingallerymap.ie/2016-gallery-weekend.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 25 Nov

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 25 Nov

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

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

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

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

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Dublin (various locations)

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ConnectEd: Write your Future in Tech – Talks

14:00 – 19:00, Fri 25 Nov

HubSpot, 1 Guild Street, Dublin 1

Opportunity is endless in the tech world. But as a university student, breaking into the tech world can feel impossible.

University students are invited to HubSpot for “ConnectED: Write Your Future in Tech”, an event that will feature workshops, discussions and networking to empower you in your future job search in the tech world.

Admission is free. Find all details and register via the Eventbrite site below.

www.eventbrite.com/e/connected-write-your-future-in-tech-tickets-28843507708?ref=devg

Winter Fair – National Print Museum

16:00 – 20:00, Fri 25 Nov

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

A Winter Fair / Christmas Market takes place in the National Print Museum from Friday until Sunday. It starts on Friday 16:00-20:00 and the opening hours on Saturday and Sunday are 11:00-16:00.

There will be market stalls selling all sorts of unique gifts, from letterpress posters and fine art prints to jewellery and ceramics including lots of of Christmas-themed crafts for all the family. You also will have a chance to print your own letterpress poster and the Press Cafe will be open and serving festive treats.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 25 Nov

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Ross D – Gig

20:00 – 21:30, Fri 25 Nov

Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Ross D will play Rock, Pop & Blues. Admission is free.

www.hardrock.com/cafes/dublin/event-calendar.aspx?category=-1&date=11/25/2016&display=event&eventid=445037

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 25 Nov

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 25 Nov

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

Suilven Heights – Gig

21:00, Fri 25 Nov

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Suilven Heights will play a gig in SinÉ.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/339862283072622/

Hardcore Blues Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 25 Nov

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

The Hardcore Blues Band with Ed Deane, Noel Bridgeman, John Quearney & Richie Buckley will play a gig in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

The Graveltones – Gig

22:00, Fri 25 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Graveltones from East London is a duo of two Australian guys. Don’t ask, it is complicated. ;-) They are playing their unique type of rock.

Admission is free before 22:30

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-graveltones/

Le Boom – Gig

22:30, Fri 25 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Le Boom will play a gig at midnight.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/main-room-midnight-hour-w-le-boom/

Temper Drone – Gig

22:30, Fri 25 Nov

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Temper Drone and support act “The Swedish Railway Orchestra” will play gigs in Whelan’s at midnight.

Admission is free before 22:30.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-temper-drone/

Events Coming Up

Spanish Historical Fencing – Open Day

26 November – 12:00-14:00

Séan O’Casey Community Centre, St Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin 1

The Gray School of Arms is inviting to a free introductory Fencing class.

Come learn the Historical fencing art of La Verderdra Destreza, the Spanish military system used to great effect from the 15th to 17th century. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at authentic sword play than this is the best place to start.

Admission is free, but booking is required via GraySchoolofArms@gmail.com (Suitable for Age 17+)

www.facebook.com/events/198913037178841/
www.grayschoolofarms.com/

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

05+13+19+26+27 Nov

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 are on 05+13+19+26+27 November.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required (details are on the website).

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Feminist Film Festival 18-20 November

Bite Food Festival 18-20 November

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This is odd

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

Angry journalist suggests tourists in Dublin should go home!

The Irish Independent published an article on Thursday 17 November, in which Ita O’Kelly, an angry and probably very narrow-minded journalist suggests that Dublin is chocked by too many tourists and therefore the tourists should go home.

Oddly the whole article doesn’t contain one strong argument that supports her opinion. She claims that it is the fault of all the tourists that Dublin has way too many coffee shops and totally ignores that the many coffee shops have queues out the door every single day of employees on their lunch breaks (tourists don’t wear suits!). Then she has an issue with “falling over” people reading maps when she just wants to go from A to B. Somehow she also blames tourists for the fact that a “vast number of people are begging on the streets”. But there is absolutely no correlation between these two and no evidence is provided how tourists (who in most cases are a lot less “generous” than Irish people when it comes to beggars) have put these beggars in the street. Street “entertainer” (the “” are put in by her) are allegedly also only there for the tourists and the nonsensical (and factually incorrect) sentence “When the city hosts free music events for its citizens, it’s virtually impossible to get a seat as the tickets have been snagged by the tourists.” just crowns a rubbish article. (Most free music events that “the city hosts” are not ticketed and are certainly not intended exclusively for its citizens. And if tickets have to be pre-booked or if they are available at the venue, tourists would never get priority over non-tourists.

Ita O’Kelly, who also seems to be angry about the impertinence of people preferring gluten-free food even if the have no medical condition, wants her Dublin back with no ice-cream parlours, no coffee shops and with a few billion Euro less per year (the money made from tourists in whole Ireland is 7bn per year). She doesn’t say “Make Dublin great again!”, but her thinking seems to be as open minded as Trump’s who wants to “Make America great again”

The oddest part about this rubbish is that the Irish Independent published it and most likely even paid for it!

Dublin is a cool place and visitors as well as inhabitants from all over the world are very very welcome!

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