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Dublin Event Guide 459: Smithfield Food Fair, Green Drinks Dublin, First Wednesday, Circus Festival Fire Show

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No. 459 | 01 April 2016

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Hi all!

Last weekend’s events were outstanding! “Reciting the Rising” on Easter Monday was a huge success and RTE deserves a lot of praise for organising such a great event that got hundreds of thousands of people into the City Centre. Dublin was buzzing and I’d say everybody who came enjoyed it. The Military Parade on Easter Sunday was also visited by many, but I didn’t hear anybody say “Wow, these marching soldiers and the driving Military trucks, that was fun!”. ;-)
The Easter Rising celebrations are not yet over because the REAL anniversary is still another 3 weeks away, but what is coming up will be a LOT smaller.

Again I have to do a two-stage posting of this Dublin Event Guide this week. A early version is going out now on the website and on the smart phone app and when more events are added, the e-magazine will be updated on both platform and the final version will be sent by e-mail to all subscribers. The information in the brackets below will be changed to “final” when it is completed:

[This is the FINAL version of this week’s Dublin Event Guide.]

Thanks to last weeks 5 helpers and especially a big donation from Eamon S, the March bills are paid and a positive big dent was made into April bill. Only EUR 100 remain and there is a full month to find it. Thanks so much for all the help!

And here is my weekly appeal: Please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great, more would be even better. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared to 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 dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And here is the second area where you can help: Without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 64,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! :-) Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Can you help? To get people to subscribe send them to www.dublineventguide.com.

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Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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Feel good slot

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

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

Last week Eamon S, Tom McI, Marsha S, Aishling B and Ana R T were so wonderful to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then please go to here and give something back if you can!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

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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 week there are more than 200 free events in this Dublin Event Guide, but there are no real headline events. It is not really surprising after the blow out that Easter Monday was. I think many event organisers are in re-group mode.

But while the weekend is a little quieter, during the week the Green Drinks Dublin happens on Tuesday and on Wednesday the next “First Wednesday” takes place with free admission to a number of Heritage sites that normally are not free.

And over the weekend, you could check out the Science Gallery exhibition if you haven’t seen it yet. or just go to one of the museums (Collins Barracks has a 1916 exhibition), especially if you haven’t been there for a while.

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Competitions

Release Your Voice – 6-week Singing Course – Competition

from Tuesday 05 April, every Tuesday for 6 weeks (19:45-21:15)
Lantern Intercultural Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun! Join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

Maybe you always have been curious to give singing a try? Or maybe you are more experienced and you want to polish your vocals and learn some new repertoire? This course is for you!

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The course will cover good vocal techniques and will introduce you to different styles of songs from Jazz to Pop and from Folk to Classical. Is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and you will also have the opportunity to explore your vocal creativity through improvisation.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

The course fee is EUR 90 and there is a limited number of places available. To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details www.facebook.com/events/211121112581841/

For one super-lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Joan has made a ticket on her course available. The competition has closed now and the winner will be notified today (Saturday). If you have not registrered yet, I understand that a very small number of places is still available, so give Joan a call!

The Crucible – Play by Arthur Miller – Ticket Competition

07-09 April – 20:00
Scoil Bhride, Oakley Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

The Ranelagh Players will perform the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller from 07-09 April. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. More information is here: www.facebook.com/events/1785097415055503/

Tickets will be EUR 10/8 on the door or they can be booked via theranelaghplayers@gmail.com

For one reader of the Dublin Event Guide, the Ranelagh Players have made a pair of tickets available for the performance on Thursday 07 April. If you would like to win this pair of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with CRUCIBLE 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 Monday 04 April at 14:00.

www.facebook.com/ranelaghplayers/

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing gear. ;-)

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

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Dublin: One City, One Book – Festival

Every April, the “Dublin; One City, One Book” Festival takes place. A book that is connected to Dublin is selected every year and we are all encouraged to read this book. This year, the chosen book is “Fallen” by Lia Mills, a historical fiction novel that is set during Easter Week of 1916 and tells the story of ordinary Dubliners that got caught up in the conflict. The book was published in 2014.

There will be more than 60 events including discussions, talks, author readings, music recitals. There will also be bus trips between Dublin and Belfast, because Belfast is joining Dublin for the first time to what becomes then “Two Cities, One Book”.

All events are listed here: www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/ and the full programme can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on this link: www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Fallen-Programme.pdf

All free events will also be included in the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” between now and 30 April.

Dublin Event Guide App Problems

You might know that there is a Dublin Event Guide App for iOS, called “Dublin For Free” and you can find it in the Apple App Store. This app worked perfectly for the last 4 years, but it seems that the new version if iOS doesn’t like my app anymore and it now behaves in an odd/unintentional way under certain cirumstances.

Getting corrective work done on it is relatively costly and as a non-profit operation that just about covers the monthly cost, I am not sure yet, if I will be able to find a way to get it fixed.

However, you can do what the Android users are doing for the last four years already and that still works: Type m.dublineventguide.com in your browser and all works like a charm without the requirement for an app download.

If you have any other problems, let me know via dublineventguide@gmail.com

Spring Into Heritage – Events Programme – Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

The “Spring into Heritage 2016” programme, is a series of free guided tours over the next 10 weeks from 21 March until 29 May in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. It is a great programme that gives you a chance to learn more about the history of this part of greater Dublin. The National Maritime Museum, the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and a 1916 Graves tour in Deansgrange Cemetery were added new this year and there are also tours of the Oratory on Library Road in Dun Laoghaire, Cabinteely House and Marlay House.

If you are interested in history/heritage, check it out! A brochure with the tours can be downloaded here.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/spring-heritage-2016

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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In the next few weeks this section will be filled with information and help from Eventbrite that focuses on organisers of events. So if you are an event organiser for big or small events, watch this space!

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

Exhibitions

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

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

Reflecting 1916

Sat 19 March – Sun 01 May

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

Reflecting 1916 features photographs that were taken by eyewitnesses in 1916. Some of them were never shown in public before.

The exhibition shows pictures of the destruction of Dublin, of the widows and orphans of the Rising and how the Rising has been represented in subsequent commemorations.

Admission is free. Opening hours are Sun+Mon 13:00-18:00, Tues-Sat 11:00-18:00.

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

+ January 2016 – Coolock Library
+ February 2016 – Charleville Mall Library
+ 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

Glass House – Sound Installation

06-17 April (10:00-22:00)

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Glass House is a Sound Installation that responds to the Lighthouse Cinema Film Schedule and is by artist Sven Anderson.

It responds to films being screened in the Light House Cinema by amplifying subtle traces of their soundtracks outside of the cinema on Smithfield Square.

The sound emerges from two of the lighting braziers that tower over the square (located in front of the entrance to the cinema). The title of the piece goes back tp John Cage’s analogy of experimental music and glass architecture, where one does not see the surface (or hear the music) but instead somehow looks (or listens) through it.

www.musictown.ie/event/glasshouse/

Holger Hertiwg – German Expressionism

23 March – 29 April (Mon-Sun 10:00-16:30)

Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin 14

German Artist Holger Hertwig brings his Ireland-Series to Dublin in the exhibition called “German Expressionism”.

Admission to the exhibition is free. On the poster it says that the exhibitionis open from Wednesday until Sunday every week, but on the website the German Embassy suggests it is open 7 days a week. Maybe stick with the poster! ;-)

More details about the exhibition can be found here.

Visions of Skellig – Life on the Atlantic Edge

17 March – 03 April

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This exhibition of photographs by Mark O’Callaghan will offer a new perspectives on the unique World Heritage Site of Skellig Michael, 12km off the Kerry coast. For centuries, the Skellig rocks have represented the ends of the earth and the extremes of human settlement and endurance. Though today the monastic cells and lighthouses stand empty, the rocks are teeming with bird and plant life amidst the ruins and isolation, and remain a magnetic presence on the horizon. While living and working as a guide on Skellig during the summer of 2014, Mark captured many rarely seen sights, magnificent sunsets and early morning shots.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 02 Apr

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

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

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

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

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

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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

Remembering 1916: Old Dublin Society

10:00 – 13:00, Sat 02 Apr

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

Members of the Old Dublin Society will give talks about their links to the Easter Rising. The full programme is on the site below.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 02 Apr

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

UpDog Yoga – Free Classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sat 02 Apr

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Four free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 02 Apr

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/

Smithfield Food Fair

11:00 – 18:00, Sat 02 Apr

Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

The Smithfield Food Fair is a new market in the Generator Hostel that will take place for the first time this Saturday.

Is it s market with an emphasis on local organic & vegan food producers and traders. There will be over 30 traders with a whole variety of products (Fruit & Vegetables, Baked Goods, Cheese, Jams & Jellies, Honey, Sweet Treats, Hot Food, Organic skincare, Tea & Coffees).

And there will also be Yoga with YogaHub, Talks and Live Music.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1720760388204137

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 02 Apr

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 02 Apr

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

FIELD TEST – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 02 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Field Test – Radical Adventures in Future Farming” (11 Mar – 05 Jun 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring how farming will look like in the future and what new developments will change farming so that we can deal with the global food challenges.

From Farm Cyborgs (for example a Virtual Reality environment for chicken so that they can think they are free range), via odd, unique and forward looking foods (e.g. insects for improving your protein intake); growth houses for your home; very different seeds (e.g. beans that taste like beef) to the “LOCI Food Lab” (outside near the entrance to the Science Gallery) where you can get a customised snack, the exhibition has a lot of interesting exhibits that revealing, intriguing or surprising.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, FIELD TEST is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that chilren from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service!

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/fieldtest/

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 02 Apr

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/

Open Aerial Day – Acrobatic Taster Classes

12:30 – 18:30, Sat 02 Apr

D-light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin 1

Bird yard Training is inviting to an “Open Aerial Day” with free acrobatic taster classes in the D-Light Studios. There will be classes for Handstand (12:00-13:30), Aerial Acrobatic (Rope/Silks/Trapeze for beginners and improvers from 13:00-15:00), Doubles Acrobatic (hand to hand from 15:00-16:30) and Aerial Acrobatic (for intermediate and advanced from 16:30-18:30).

For more information and to reserve your place send a mail to birdyardtraining@gmail.com (Places are limited) and for a full course listing check www.loosysmokes.com

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Liffey Valley Retail Park

12:30 – 15:30, Sat 02 Apr

Liffey Valley Retail Park, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

A free Family Fun Dayis happening at the Liffey Valley Retail Park in Unit 3 (indoors).

Enter the Enchanted Forest for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with giveaways for every child. There will be lots to do and see, including Arts & Crafts and Teddy Bears Activity areas. There will also be a Teddy Bear hunt around the retail park where you can win a pize.

RTE Junior Children’s TV Presenter Emma O’Driscoll will be there to lead the Storytime, telling stories of Teddy Bears.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/theretailpark.liffeyvalley/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 02 Apr

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

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

www.ifi.ie/

Japanese Woodblock Printing Demonstration

13:30 – 15:30, Sat 02 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Join Hiroko Imada, Japanese artist who regularly runs workshops at the British Museum, UCL Art Museum and Chester Beatty Library, as she demonstrates the Japanese colour-woodblock printing process.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 02 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

1916 History on screen: A Terrible Beauty

14:00, Sat 02 Apr

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

“History on screen: A Terrible Beauty” is the screening of the docu-drama “A Terrible Beauty”, which is set during Easter Week 1916. Using archival sources, historical footage, “character” interviews and interviews with relatives, this film focuses on the battle of Mount Street Bridge and the fighting around the Four Courts, including the killing of civilians in North King Street.

Followed by a Q&A with the film makers Dave and Colin Farrell of Tile Media who will discuss the making of A Terrible Beauty and the challenges of making historical documentaries.

There will be a number of screenings in different libraries in Dublin over the next 2 weeks:
+ Sat 02 April at 14:00: Cabra Library. Booking required via 01-8691414
+ Wed 06 April at 17:30: Ballyfermot Library. Booking required via 01-6269324
+ Sat 09 April at 14:00: Walkinstown Library. Booking required via 01-4558159
+ Wed 13 April at 14:30: Charleville Mall Library. No booking required. First come, first served basis.

Admission is free.

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

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 02 Apr

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

Into the Light – Book Launch

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 02 Apr

The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street, Dublin 7

The launch of the Artist Book “Into the Light” by Corina Duyn will take place on Saturday at The Sanctuary.

The book will be introduced by St. Stan (founder of the Sanctuary) and this will be followed by a talk by the artist.

Admission is free, but booking is required. via enquiries@sanctuary.ie However, since it is quite close to the event when you get this Dublin Event Guide and pre-booking will probably not be possible anymore, you could risk going there without having registered. You might get in!

www.corinaduyn.com/site/events/

Mercury by Janes Ireland – Playreading

14:30, Sat 02 Apr

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

A Rehearsed Reading/Playreading of Mercury by James Ireland will take place in the New Theatre in the monthly slot that supports New Writing.

“Mercury is a new play about astronauts, cookie dough ice cream and the woods. About peer pressure and mental health. About what happens when you think your friend might have been murdered.”

Admission is free, but a suggested donation of EUR 2 is appreciated.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=50

Viking Ireland Family Tour

14:30 – 15:15, Sat 02 Apr

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Come and explore the Viking Ireland exhibition at a family tour of Viking Dublin with Museum Educator Trisha Ryan. Take a close up look at the homes the Viking were living in, the games that they play and the crafts that they made.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable from Age 6. Spaces will be allocated on a first come served basis. Meet at the Reception.

museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2924

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00, Sat 02 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This week’s family workshop for 4-10 year old kids and their parents has the theme “Dublin 100 Years Ago” with Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire.

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

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_2Apr.aspx

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 02 Apr

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 02 Apr

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

The line-up this weekend is:
+ Sat 02 Apr: Stella Bass (vocals) & Phil Ware
+ Sun 03 Apr: Ria Czerniak (Vocals) & Maurice Czerniak (Guitar)

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Toasted Special – Gig

20:00, Sat 02 Apr

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

The House Band of the Harbour Bar will play covers and mash-ups.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/toasted-special-event7

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 02 Apr

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/

Sugar Dave’s Rocking Acoustic Session – Gig

21:00, Sat 02 Apr

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

Sugar Dave is playing a gig in the Mezz.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 02 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

One Horse Pony are playing an acoustic blues gig.

Admission is free.

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

Santoria – Soul Gig

22:30, Sat 02 Apr

The Inn, 7 Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

Soul & Party Band Santoria will perform a gig in the Raheny Inn.

Admission is free.

www.santoria.ie/

Sideproject – Gig

22:30, Sat 02 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Sideproject is a post rock band from Cork and they will play a gig in the Midnight Hour slot in Whelan’s.

Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list. The gig starts at 00:00.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-sideproject/

The Cascades – Gig

23:55, Sat 02 Apr

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

The Cascades will play a gig in The Mezz on Saturday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

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

www.jamestownmarket.com

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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/

UpDog Yoga – Free classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sun 03 Apr

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Wild Kidz – Stingers and Catapults

10:00 – 11:30, Sun 03 Apr

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“Wild Kidz – Stingers and Catapults” is a survival event for kids (6-12yr old). Kids will make their own catapults using natural material and then take part in a target challenge.

Admission is free, but booking is required with event leader Andrew (Mouse) Fleming from OWLS. Send him a text message on 087 3299936 to reserve your place.

Meeting point is the main car park at the Grange Road entrance to Marlay Park.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/wild-kidz-%E2%80%93-stingers-and-catapults

Drumcondra Village Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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/

Farmleigh House Food Market

11:00 – 17:00, Sun 03 Apr

Farmleigh House, Castleknock end of Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

The Farmleigh House Food Market will take place again this Sunday. Food products from around Ireland either to eat there or to bring home will be available.

Admission is free.

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,35950,en.html

Forgotten Voices – Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Sun 03 Apr

Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

“Forgotten Voices” is a 2-hour walking tour that will explore the lives of the people who lived in Dublin’s inner city from the Georgian Period to the middle of the last century.

Meeting point is at the entrance of the Four Courts Dublin. The tour is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via email to jsfolkloregirl024@gmail.com or – if you can’t book beforehand – just show up on the day.

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

OFFSKETCH Central – Offset Sketching Crawl

11:00 – 21:00, Sun 03 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

OFFSKETCH Central is an event that is part of OFFSET 2016, the design festival in Dublin.

The event will celebrate illustrations and sketching by bringing you on a sketch crawl around some of Dublin’s more interesting parks and buildings with some of Ireland’s leading illustrators Steve Doogan, Alan Clarke and Steve Simpson.

Everyone will receive an OFFSITE goody bag complete with treats to start the day, sketchbooks sponsored by A4art & OFFSET and after a productive day of sketching, you will finish with an exhibition of your work in Ogilvy Dublin.

This is an outdoors activity, so dress accordingly and arrive 5 min. before start.

Some key locations are Iveagh Gardens, St Patricks Park, Dublin Castle, St Audeon Church, Catherines Church Garden

The sketching will be from 10:00-17:00 and the exhibition will run from 18:30-21:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below and you must be available to attend for the full duration.

www.iloveoffset.com/offset-dublin/offsite-offsketch-central/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

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

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 03 Apr

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

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin.

A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items. Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit.

There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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/

Family Fun Day – National Print Museum

12:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

The National Print Museum runs their popular Family Fun Day again with events for children of all ages.

The Museum will become a hive of activity with printing demonstrations, face painting, mini children’s workshops and self-guided arts and crafts activities.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/

FIELD TEST – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 03 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The exhibition “Field Test – Radical Adventures in Future Farming” (11 Mar – 05 Jun 2016) in the Science Gallery is exploring how farming will look like in the future and what new developments will change farming so that we can deal with the global food challenges.

From Farm Cyborgs (for example a Virtual Reality environment for chicken so that they can think they are free range), via odd, unique and forward looking foods (e.g. insects for improving your protein intake); growth houses for your home; very different seeds (e.g. beans that taste like beef) to the “LOCI Food Lab” (outside near the entrance to the Science Gallery) where you can get a customised snack, the exhibition has a lot of interesting exhibits that revealing, intriguing or surprising.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, FIELD TEST is suitable for all ages with a particular focus on the age group of 15-25, but I would say that chilren from 10 years of age can understand the whole exhibition if they get some additional explanations and there are even some exhibits that would work for younger children.

When you go to see the exhibition, get help from the Science Gallery mediators! They are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service!

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/fieldtest/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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 Julie Sassoon with her Solo Piano Series.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1492-sundaysnoon-solo-piano-series-1

Ahh go on, Go on, Go on! – Ad

13:00, Sun 03 Apr

Various locations in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

Time for a cup?

Click on the picture below or use this link and if you order any teas that way, you help the Dublin Event Guide because Twinings will pay a small reward if you order after clicking on the picture or link above.

Orders over GBP 35 are free in the UK and if you use Parcelmotel’s Belfast to Dublin service, you can get it delivered for just EUR 3.95 of postage.

Arms Around Moore Street – Protest

13:00 – 14:30, Sun 03 Apr

Moore Street, Dublin 1

A human chain will be built around the buildings on Moore Street by the Save Moore Street campaign to celebrate the High Court decision that Moore Street is a battlefield monument and at the same time it is a protest to ensure that Moore Street will reflect its history appropriately.

www.facebook.com/events/1696932880595197/

Drop-in Life Drawing Workshop

13:00 – 15:00, Sun 03 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective and decoration during these informal sessions.

Admission is free and no booking required. Suitable for ages 13+. Materials are provided.

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

1916 Special Film Screenings

14:00 – 19:00, Sun 03 Apr

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

As part of the Dun Laoghaire 1916 Centenary Programme three screenings of historical films and original footage will take place in the Pavilion Theatre.

The screenings are

+ Mise Éire (1959): 14:00
+ Saoirse? (1961): 16:00
+ After 16 Shorts (2016): 18:00

Admission is free.
www.paviliontheatre.ie/events/on/2016-04-03

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/1916-special-screenings

Arbour Hill Cemetery Tour

14:00, Sun 03 Apr

Arbour Hill Cemetery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

As part of the 1916-2016 Centenary Commemorations, a free tour will take at Arbour Hill Cemetery every Sunday at 14:00. (from March until end of October).

No booking necessary. The meeting point is at the 1916 Memorial Wall towards the back of the cemetery.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,36143,en.html

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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/lectures-past/1395-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

Royal Hibernian Gallery Children’s Art Cart

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 03 Apr

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing every Sunday in the RHA Gallery. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Find out all details via the link below.

Admission is free.

www.rhagallery.ie/visit/art-cart/

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 03 Apr

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

The line-up this weekend is:
+ Sat 02 Apr: Stella Bass (vocals) & Phil Ware
+ Sun 03 Apr: Ria Czerniak (Vocals) & Maurice Czerniak (Guitar)

Admission is free.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Choral Connections – Choir Concert

15:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

Choral Connections is a choir concert of the Shoreline Chorus from Canada together with the Firhouse Singers from Ireland. The concert will take place at 15:00 on Sunday.

Admission is free,

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 03 Apr

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

National Gallery – Sunday Lecture

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 03 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Margaret McNair Stokes & Frederic William Burton” is the title of the National Gallery Sunday lecture by Janette Stokes (Art Historian). It is part of a free lecture series throughout the month of April looking at artist Frederic William Burton, who was born this month 200 years ago.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_3April.aspx

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 03 Apr

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub. The time alternates a little: On 1st+2nd Sunday of the month it is from 16:00-19:00 and on 3rd and 4th Sunday from 18:00-22:00. And on every 4th Sunday there is also a Breton session from 15:00.

www.facebook.com/groups/674963209289378/

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 03 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Firehouse Short Film Contest – Film Screening

19:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

The Firehouse Film Contest is a monthly competition and film screening for new short films (3-5 minutes) which are not older than one month. Screenings take place on the first Sunday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/758224990979495

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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

Watson ACE – Gig

20:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

Watson ACE will play Rock at a gig in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/watson-ace-event2

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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 03 Apr

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 Night Before Larry Got Stretched – Traditional Singing Session

21:00, Sun 03 Apr

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched is a traditional singing session run by a collective of young singers with an emphasis on encouraging singers of all ages to come together to share songs. This Sunday is an open floor session.

Admission is free,

www.facebook.com/events/453311648198820/

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 03 Apr

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 03 Apr

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 03 Apr

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-31/

Pete Pamf – Gig

23:00, Sun 03 Apr

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

Pete Pamf will play a gig in the Mezz and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Monday 04 Apr

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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/

Idea Translation Lab 2016 – Showcase

13:00 – 14:30, Mon 04 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The Idea Translation Lab is an innovative cross disciplinary undergraduate course in Trinity College Dublin. The course offers students from arts, humanities and science disciplines an opportunity to collaborate and develop new innovative ideas where these disciplines meet and the potential to showcase their work on an international stage.

At this event seven teams will showcase their work around the theme “Radical Adventures in Future Farming”.

Find more details on the website below.

Admission is free and no booking required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/03/ideatranslationlabclass2016showcase0

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Mon 04 Apr

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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‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

14:00 – 16:00, Mon 04 Apr

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 0852725095

Laughter in seventeenth century polemic – Lecture

16:00, Mon 04 Apr

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

The next lecture in the Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2015-16 is “Laughter in seventeenth century polemic” with Adam Morton (Newcastle University).

Admission is free.

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

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 04 Apr

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

This is a workshop in the LexIcon Library that will give a basic introduction to 3D printing and will get you started with your first 3D printed object.

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

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/introduction-3d-printing-adults-0

Creative Writing Group – Rathmines

18:30, Mon 04 Apr

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

“Have you a story to tell? Want to express yourself on paper? Learn the craft of writing at a library near you! Dublin in the Coming Times’ is a free creative writing project which will set you on the path to writing. Experienced mentors will guide you through the basics over a 4 week period. Writers’ groups will form and meet regularly to support and nurture each other’s work.”

There are two Creative Writing Groups coming up:

+ Rathmines Library are hosting their workshops on Monday 04, 11, 18 and 25 April (Tel: 01-4973539)
+ Ballyfermot Library workshops are on Wednesday 13, 20, 27 April and 04 May (Tel: 01-6269324)

Admission is free, but booking is essential.

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

Italian Film Screening: La sedia della felicita

18:30, Mon 04 Apr

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

The Italian comedy “La sedia della felicita” will be screened in Italian language with English subtitles.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=696&citta=Dublino

The Children of the Leaders of the Rising – Talk

18:30, Mon 04 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

“The Children of the Leaders of the Rising” is a talk by Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid about the family lives of the 1916 leaders, the involvement of their children in advanced nationalism, and the experience of grief and loss amongst their families in the aftermath of Easter Week.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Where is 1916 in Joyce? – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Mon 04 Apr

James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

The James Joyce Centre and the UCD James Joyce Research Centre are inviting to the lecture “Where is 1916 in Joyce?” with Dr. Emer Nolan (NUI Maynooth) in the James Joyce Centre.

Admission is free, but places are limited. Book via 01 878 8547.

jamesjoyce.ie/event/where-is-1916-in-joyce-dr-emer-nolan/

Tai Chi Taster Class – Drumcondra

19:00 – 20:30, Mon 04 Apr

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

Tai Chi Teacher Nicole Demel and Declan Mills are inviting to a Tai Chi Taster Class in Drumcondra on 04 and 07 April. It will take place in the Theatre of the Arts & Business Campus.On 04 April from 19:00-20:30 and on 07 April from 10:00-11:30.

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

Women in Ireland in 1916/2016

19:30, Mon 04 Apr

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

A panel discussion about Women in Ireland in 1916 and 2016 will take place in TCD.

First Dr Maryann Valiulis (author and former Director of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies in TCD) will look at the role of women in 1916 and then Susan McKay (journalist and writer) will analyse today’s situation. A panel discussion will follow with Prof. Eileen Drew, Prof Linda Doyle, Prof. Rose Anne Kenny and Prof. Sheila Greene.

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-04-04women_1916_2016.php

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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 04 Apr

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

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

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 04 Apr

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

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

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/924-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-34.html?month=4&year=2016

The Retronauts – Gig

23:55, Mon 04 Apr

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

The Retronauts are playing funk, disco, rock and reggae.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Tuesday 05 Apr

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Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) – Artist & Director – Talk

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 05 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), Artist and Director” with Dr Marie Bourke, Art Historian is the Tuesday Talk at the National Gallery. It is part of a lecture series throughout the month of April looking at artist Frederic William Burton, who was born this month 200 years ago.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_5April.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 05 Apr

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

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

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

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 05 Apr

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 Creative Workspace – Book Launch

13:00, Tue 05 Apr

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

The launch of the new book “The Creative Workplace” will take place in the Gutter Bookshop.

The talk “Anatomy Of a Book” with Designer Conor Nolan (Workgroup) and Publishing Director Maeve Convery (Roads Publishing) will explain the process of bringing a book to market from concept, production, design and marketing.

Admission is free.

www.iloveoffset.com/offset-dublin/offsite-roads-publishing/

Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising – Lecture Series

13:10 – 14:00, Tue 05 Apr

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The City Hall lecture series is back and on every Tuesday in April a lecture about “Dublin City Council and the 1916 Rising” will take place. The lectures are:

+ 05 April: Sean Connolly, City Hall and the 1916 Rising. Lecture by Conor McNamara
+ 12 April: Dublin Fire Brigade and the 1916 Rising. Lecture by Las Fallon
+ 19 April: Major John McBride and Jacob’s Factory Garrison. Lecture by Séamas Ó Maitiú
+ 26 April: Songs of the 1916 Rising with Francis Devine and friends

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

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

World and Classical Music for guitar – Performance

13:15, Tue 05 Apr

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Classical Guitarists Luke Tobin and Gerard Boyle will perform in Cabra Library on Tuesday 05 April and in Rathmines Library on Monday 11 April at 13:00.

Admission is free.

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

A Fair Land – IMMA Discussion

18:00 – 19:00, Tue 05 Apr

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

Sarah Glennie (Director, IMMA) and Janice Hough (Residency Programme, IMMA) discuss the ideas and various collaborations involved with the forthcoming IMMA residency project with Grizedale Arts, titled A Fair Land.

The discussion is led by IADT: ARC MA students and course lecturers, Sinead Hogan and Maeve Connolly, who are currently presenting a research project on IMMA’s residency titled Statecraft in the Project Spaces, from 23 Feb – 5 April 2016.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237112.htm

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 05 Apr

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

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

Admission is free and booking is not required.
www.meetup.com/lexicon-maker/

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/drop-maker-evenings-dlr-lexicon-lab

Dublin’s Sporting Heritage and the Dublin City Sports Archive – Talk

18:30, Tue 05 Apr

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

The Irish Society for Archives presents ‘Dublin’s Sporting Heritage and the development of Dublin City Sports Archive’, a public lecture by Ellen Murphy, Senior Archivist at Dublin City Library and Archive.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Living with the Memory of Violence in Post-war Europe? – Lecture

18:30, Tue 05 Apr

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

“Living with the Memory of Violence? Europe’s Twentieth Century Post-war Periods” by Prof John Horne (Fellow Emeritus of Modern History, Trinity College Dublin & Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford) will ask the question “What has changed, a century after the First World War, in how Europeans understand and deal with the extraordinary violence of which war, revolution and genocide have shown them to be capable?”

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

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-01-26europesviolentmemories.php

Table Top Tuesdays – Board Game Night

18:30, Tue 05 Apr

Black Sheep, 61 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A 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/GirlsGetGaming/

Green Drinks Dublin – Dublin Bay Biosphere

19:00, Tue 05 Apr

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

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) continues to bring you Dublin Green Drinks on the first Tuesday of every month in J.W. Sweetman’s. Green Drinks is a monthly event in 711 cities around the world to bring people with an interest in green issues together.

Niamh Ní Cholmáin will talk on Biodiversity in Dublin City and the Dublin Bay Biosphere (what/ where is it, what does it mean). The title of the talk is “Birds and the Blue Dot” – the ‘birds’ bit relates to how keeping chicken in her back garden has demonstrated to her the concept of ecosystem services and the ‘blue dot’ relates to the planet as seen from the edges of our solar system

Meet up on the top floor of J.W. Sweetman’s. Doors open at 18:30 and the talk is at 19:00.

Admission is free, but registration is asked for via the Facebook page below or via email to dublinbranch@iwt.ie

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

On/Off Quartet – Jazz Gig

19:30, Tue 05 Apr

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

The “On/Off Quartet” with Peter Moc (guitar), Mark Flynn (piano), Kevin Brady (drums) and Andrew Csibi (bass) will cover a broad spectrum of music from contemporary jazz to fusion and swing at this gig.

Admission is free, but registration is required via the Eventbrite site here.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/jazz-evening-featuring-onoff-quartet

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 05 Apr

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

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 05 Apr

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 05 Apr

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

www.beerhousedublin.com/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 05 Apr

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 05 Apr

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 05 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 06 Apr

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First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Heritage Sites

09:00, Wed 06 Apr

Various OPW locations in Dublin

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

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

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues.

At Kilmainham Gaol, at the Casino and in Newgrange and Glendalough the tickets are given out in the morning and once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore. Dublin Castle provides continuous access for self-guided tours. You might have to wait in a queue a bit, but there is a good chance that you will get in soon-ish.

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

Energy Show 2016

10:00 – 18:00, Wed 06 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEI) is organising the Energy Show 2016, an annual business/trade exhibition showcasing leading sustainable energy suppliers and their innovative products and services for Wednesday and Thursday in the RDS. You can learn about about the latest renewable energy technologies and energy efficient technologies and a seminar programme runs in parallel with the exhibition.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103889

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 06 Apr

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/

Easter Rising 1916 – Let’s Walk & Talk

11:00 – 12:30, Wed 06 Apr

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Let’s Talk and Walk” are historical walking tours in Dublin that are organised by Dublin City. All walks are free, have a duration of 1.5-2hr and are lead by a historian.

The 1916 Walk and Talk series will visit the main areas of action of the 1916 Rising, both in the city centre and the suburbs and the full programme is available in PDF format here.

The next walk will take place on Wednesday. It is called “Easter Rising 1916: Beggars Bush”.

Starting point is outside Treasure Buildings on Grand Canal Street, opposite the Dublin and it will finish at Mount Street Lower .

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 06 Apr

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 06 Apr

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/

Irish language print media 1909-1920 – Talk

13:00, Wed 06 Apr

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

“”Gaedhilg na haimsire seo” – Writing processes and culture in Irish language print media 1909-1920″ is a library lunchtime lecture in the Royal Irish Academy by Dr Regina Ui Chollatain.

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.ria.ie/events/gaedhilg-na-haimsire-seo-writing-processes-and-culture-irish-language-print-media-1909-1920

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13:00, Wed 06 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

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Fruits of the Earth: Maize, Wheat and Rice – Lecture

15:00, Wed 06 Apr

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Matthew Jebb, the director of the National Botanic Gardens, will talk about “Fruits of the Earth: Maize, Wheat and Rice”.

Humanity gets well over half its energy intake from these three grain crops. The discoveries of these plants were chance events in history but they started the birth of agriculture in both the old and new worlds. Matthew Jebb will explain the nature of these remarkable plants and how our huntergatherer ancestors didn’t need to be geneticists to create the best plant.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Volunteering and Recruitment in Ireland during the Second World War – Lecture

16:00, Wed 06 Apr

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

“Ancient Valour: Volunteering and Recruitment in Ireland during the Second World War” by Joseph Quinn (Trinity College Dubli) is the next lecture in the Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2015-16.

Admission is free.

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

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 06 Apr

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

1916 History on screen: A Terrible Beauty

17:30, Wed 06 Apr

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

“History on screen: A Terrible Beauty” is the screening of the docu-drama “A Terrible Beauty”, which is set during Easter Week 1916. Using archival sources, historical footage, “character” interviews and interviews with relatives, this film focuses on the battle of Mount Street Bridge and the fighting around the Four Courts, including the killing of civilians in North King Street.

Followed by a Q&A with the film makers Dave and Colin Farrell of Tile Media who will discuss the making of A Terrible Beauty and the challenges of making historical documentaries.

There will be a number of screenings in different libraries in Dublin over the next 2 weeks:
+ Sat 02 April at 14:00: Cabra Library. Booking required via 01-8691414
+ Wed 06 April at 17:30: Ballyfermot Library. Booking required via 01-6269324
+ Sat 09 April at 14:00: Walkinstown Library. Booking required via 01-4558159
+ Wed 13 April at 14:30: Charleville Mall Library. No booking required. First come, first served basis.

Admission is free.

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

Artistic Engagement for Children with Autism Spectrum – Lecture

18:00, Wed 06 Apr

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

“Social Drama as an Artistic Engagement for Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Dr Carmel O Sullivan, School of Education, TCD is a talk in the Medical Humanities & Health Initiative Seminar Series 2015-16.

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2015-16medical_humanities_series.php

Book Launch: The Boy in the Mask – Dick Benson-Gyles

18:00, Wed 06 Apr

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

The book launch of “The Boy in the Mask: The Hidden World of Lawrence of Arabia” by Dick Benson-Gyles takes place on Wednesday and Kate O’Toole (daughter of Peter O’Toole) will be speaking at the event.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-the-boy-in-the-mask-by-dick-benson-gyles

Introduction to Programming and Electronics: Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 06 Apr

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

Did you ever want to try your hand at programming a robot, controlling your house from your phone or simply flashing some lights? This workshop will give you taste of how inputs and outputs on small computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, can be used to create smart solutions to everyday problems.

Admission is free. but booking via the Eventbrite site here is required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/introduction-electronics-raspberry-pi-dlr-lexicon-adult

Celebrating 500 years of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso – Lecture

18:30, Wed 06 Apr

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

Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533) was one of Italy’s greatest writers, whose entertaining masterpiece “Orlando Furioso” was the top best-seller of the day.

To celebrate his 500th birthday, Eric Haywood (former President of the Association of Teachers of Italian and Italian language and literature teacher at UCD for nearly 40 years, who specializes in the culture of the Renaissance) will talk about Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.

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

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=691&citta=Dublino

Patrick Pearse – Readings

18:30, Wed 06 Apr

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

Readings from the works of Patrick Pearse by actor Bryan Murray will take place on Wednesday.

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

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

Artists in Conversation: Denis Kelly and Ben Readman

18:45 – 19:45, Wed 06 Apr

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

Exhibiting artists Ben Readman and Denis Kelly will discuss their work and inspiration with the Director of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Cliodhna Shaffrey.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-2362759

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/artists-conversation-0

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 06 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Camino de Santiago – Popular Routes – Talk

19:00 – 20:30, Wed 06 Apr

Basecamp Outdoor Store, 109 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Roland Monsegu (Director of CaminoWays.com) will introduce the history, routes and culture of the Camino de Santiago.

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

www.eventbrite.com/e/free-camino-talk-most-popular-camino-routes-dublin-tickets-23157995187?ref=devg

Fools Gold? Is Ireland a Tax Haven? – Comhlamh First Wednesday

19:00 – 21:00, Wed 06 Apr

Wigwam, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

This month the Comhlamh First Wednesday will discuss Ireland’s role in international tax avoidance.

The practice of tax avoidance is a standard and legal practice. Yet some states, many NGOs and social justice groups describe Ireland as a tax haven. They see Ireland as a specific node within transnational tax frameworks that enables Google, Apple and many many more to use creative accounting tricks to avoid paying taxes that fund public services.

Find more details and the list of panel members on the Facebook Event Page below.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1575947922719085/

Readings from “Fallen” by Lia Mills

19:00, Wed 06 Apr

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

Readings from the Dublin One City, One Book choice “Fallen” by Lia Mills will take place and this will be followed by a discussion with Dr Rosie Lavan.

The venue is the J.M. Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity Collegeand the entrance to the Theatre is via Nassau Street.

Admission is free, but booking is required via sadlerd@tcd.ie

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/whats-on/2016-04-06/

Tour du Mont Blanc – Talk

19:00 – 20:00, Wed 06 Apr

Great Outdoors, Chatham Street, Dublin 2

One Foot Abroad will be in the Great Outdoors shop to talk about self-guided walking holidays,

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe. You will walk through three countries (France, Italy and Switzerland) and will experience stunning landscapes.

Umberto Di Venosa will give general advice on the Tour du Mont Blanc and how to plan and get the most out of your provider. He will also discuss different route options for the walk.

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

www.eventbrite.ie/e/tour-du-mont-blanc-tickets-22780978520?ref=devg

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 06 Apr

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

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

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

King Kong Club – Band Competition

20:00, Wed 06 Apr

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 06 Apr

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 06 Apr

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 06 Apr

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 06 Apr

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

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

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 06 Apr

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 06 Apr

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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Energy Show 2016

10:00 – 18:00, Thu 07 Apr

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEI) is organising the Energy Show 2016, an annual business/trade exhibition showcasing leading sustainable energy suppliers and their innovative products and services for Wednesday and Thursday in the RDS. You can learn about about the latest renewable energy technologies and energy efficient technologies and a seminar programme runs in parallel with the exhibition.

Admission is free.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103889

OFFSKETCH Liberties – Offset Sketching Crawl

10:00 – 21:00, Thu 07 Apr

Dublin (various locations)

OFFSKETCH Liberties is an event that is part of OFFSET 2016, the design festival in Dublin.

The event will celebrate illustrations and sketching by bringing you on a sketch crawl around some of Dublin’s more interesting parks and buildings with some of Ireland’s leading illustrators Steve Doogan, Alan Clarke and Steve Simpson.

Everyone will receive an OFFSITE goody bag complete with treats to start the day, sketchbooks sponsored by A4art & OFFSET and after a productive day of sketching, you will finish with an exhibition of your work in The Open Gate Brewery.

This is an outdoors activity, so dress accordingly and arrive 5 min. before start.

Some key locations are Iveagh Gardens, St Patricks Park, Dublin Castle, St Audeon Church, Catherines Church Garden

The sketching will be from 10:00-17:00 and the exhibition will run from 18:30-21:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below and you must be available to attend for the full duration.

www.iloveoffset.com/offset-dublin/offsite-offsketch-liberties/

Picture Clinic – National Gallery

10:00 – 12:00, Thu 07 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery on the first Thursday of every month. This is a free service and no appointments necessary.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/PictureClinic/April_Picture_Clinic.aspx

Tai Chi Taster Class – Drumcondra

10:00 – 11:30, Thu 07 Apr

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

Tai Chi Teacher Nicole Demel and Declan Mills are inviting to a Tai Chi Taster Class in Drumcondra on 04 and 07 April. It will take place in the Theatre of the Arts & Business Campus.On 04 April from 19:00-20:30 and on 07 April from 10:00-11:30.

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

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 07 Apr

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 07 Apr

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

Music at the Unitarian Church 2016

13:00, Thu 07 Apr

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

Eoin Dillon (uileann pipes & flute) and Graham Watson (guitar) will perform.

Formerly playing uileann pipes and whistles with Kíla, Eoin Dillon is currently recording his 4th solo cd featuring original compositions which he will preview at this concert. He will be joined by guitarist and co-producer of the album, Graham Watson.

www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Culture and Politics of Taisho Era Japan in 1916 – Lecture

13:10, Thu 07 Apr

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

“Culture and Politics of Taisho Era Japan in 1916” is a talk by Dr Declan M. Downey (RAH, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin / Trustee, Chester Beatty Library).

Admission is free.

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

Okemos High School Choir – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Thu 07 Apr

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The Okemos High School Choir from Okemos in Michigan, USA is in St. Ann’s Church for a Lunchtime Recital. They will perform sacred, classical and traditional songs. Music by Byrd, Whitacre, Johnson and others.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

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

Yeats 2016: Public Tour of the Yeats Exhibition

14:00, Thu 07 Apr

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This is a public tour of the exhibition “Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats” and it takes place on the first Thursday of every month in 2016.

The tour will introduce the life and work of the poet and following the tour you can listen to a selection of voices speaking some of his best loved poems, including Easter 1916.

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

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

Artist in conversation: Julie Merriman

17:30, Thu 07 Apr

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Julie Merriman discusses her current exhibition “Revisions” with Stephanie Straine (Curator, Tate Liverpool) who has contributed the essay “Julie Merriman: Shadow Drawing” to the accompanying publication.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1433-in-conversation-julie-merriman-and-stephanie-straine

Contemporary Animation Screening – KLIK!

17:30 – 20:30, Thu 07 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival brings you a blend of Irish and Dutch animated shorts. There will be a screening of animated shorts, followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers and informal drinks.

Doors open at 17:30 and the screening will start at 18:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite link below. Suitable for Ages 12+

www.eventbrite.ie/e/klik-presents-irish-dutch-delights-contemporary-animation-tickets-24161975118?ref=devg

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 07 Apr

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

FameLab Ireland – Final

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 07 Apr

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

FameLab is an initiative of the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK, it is a science communication competition where science concepts have to be explained in short 3-minute presentations.

The regional heats are now over and this event on Thursday is the National Final for Ireland. The winner of the FameLab Ireland final will go to the International FameLab Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June.

Presentations will be judged on Content , Clarity and Charisma and you as an audience member can also vote for your favourite contestant.

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

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/03/famelabirelandnationalfinal20160

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 07 Apr

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

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

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Women’s Lives, Work and Activism in 1916 – Talk

18:00, Thu 07 Apr

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

This 1916 Centenary event consist of two parts.

At 18:00 the book launch of “Helena Molony: A Radical Life” by Nell Regan will take place. This is the first biography of Molony, who was a combatant in 1916, a Abbey Theatre actor and Labour leader.

At 19:00 labour historian Theresa Moriarty and poet and biographer Nell Regan will talk about “Women’s Lives, Work and Activism in 1916”.

What were women’s lives and work like in 1916? Who were the women active in the Rising and the labour movement? Who were the Irish suffragettes and what involvement did Irish women have in the war effort?

Admission is free and no booking is required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/womens-lives-work-and-activism-1916

New Irish and Czech Writing in Translation – Lecture

18:30, Thu 07 Apr

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

“New Irish and Czech Writing in Translation: Justin Quinn’s Mount Merrion” is the title of a literary translation seminar organised by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, the School of English and the Centre for Literary Translation together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ireland.

Admission is free, find all details on the website below.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2016-04-07irishandczechwriting.php

Smithfield, the Carmichael Centre & 1916 – Talk

18:30, Thu 07 Apr

Carmichael Centre, 4 Bbrunswick Street North, Dublin 7

Author and historian Helen Litton will give a talk on the 1916 Rising in the Smithfield/Four Courts area and on Ned Daly who was the commander of the Four Courts Battalion at this event in the Carmichael Centre.

Find out more about this event and register for it via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/smithfield-the-carmichael-centre-1916-who-shot-who-tickets-22742052090?ref=devg

Start or Grow your Business – Business Lectures

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 07 Apr

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

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

They will take place on Thursdays from 18:30-20:00 between 24 March and 28 April.

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

24 March: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur – How You Can Create and Produce Ideas
31 March: Creating the best Business Plan for your Business
07 April: Market Research Skills – What You Need To Do To Be Successful
14 April: Business Online – Having A Digital Plan To Help You Increase Sales
21 April: Essential Supports and Services for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out There To Help You
28 April: Financial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs

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

Two Cities, Two Irelands? Belfast and Dublin in 1916 – Talk

18:30, Thu 07 Apr

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

The talk “Two Cities, Two Irelands? Belfast and Dublin in 1916” with Dr. Brian Hanley will take place at these dates:

+ Thu 07 April: Ballyfermot Library. Book via ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie or 01 6269324
+ Mon 11 April: Raheny Library. Book via rahenylibrary@dublincity.ie or 01 8315521
+ Wed 13 April: Coolock Library. Book via coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie; or 01 8477781

Admission is free, but booking is required.

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

Writing History – fact or fiction?

18:30, Thu 07 Apr

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

Authors Martina Devlin, Catherine Dunne and Lia Mills discuss whether truth gets in the way of a good story.

Admission is free, but booking is required via this link here.

www.dublinonecityonebook.ie/whats-on/2016-04-07/

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 07 Apr

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/

Book Launch: The Road to Ballyvaughan – Gibbons Ruark

19:00, Thu 07 Apr

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

“The Road to Ballyvaughan”, a poetry collection from Gibbons Ruark will be launched by writer and editor Anthony Glavin.

Admission is free.

irishwriterscentre.ie/collections/whats-on-at-the-centre/products/book-launch-the-road-to-ballyvaughan-by-gibbons-ruark

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 07 Apr

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 07 Apr

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Patrick Silke / Fallin Angels – Gig

20:00, Thu 07 Apr

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

Patrick Silke and the Fallin Angels will perform Country & Americana in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/patrick-silke-fallin-angels

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 07 Apr

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 07 Apr

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 07 Apr

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

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

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

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 07 Apr

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

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

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

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

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 07 Apr

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 07 Apr

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 07 Apr

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 07 Apr

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/

Young Earth / Kicking Bird – Gig

23:30, Thu 07 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Alt Pop band Young Earth will play a gig in Whelan’s and they will be supported by “Kicking Bird”

Admission is only free if you comment “Maggie It’s Alright” on the Facebook Event Page below. If you don’t, admission will be EUR 5.

www.facebook.com/events/804650052969269/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 08 Apr

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

Frederic William Burton’s ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’ – Talk

12:00 – 13:00, Fri 08 Apr

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This lecture will be about “Frederic William Burton’s ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs'” with Dr Kathryn Milligan, National Gallery of Ireland. It is part of a free lecture series throughout the month of April looking at artist Frederic William Burton, who was born this month 200 years ago.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Special_Lectures/Burton_April8.aspx

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 08 Apr

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

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2016 – Performance

18:30, Fri 08 Apr

Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival will take place from 08-10 April at the Alliance Francaise (Fri+Sun) and for the main event at Dublin Castle on Saturday.

Organised by the Alliance Française and the French Embassy, 14 writers from France and Ireland will reflect on the theme “Food for thought / Les mots à la bouche / Lón anama” during panel discussions, interviews, readings and the Sunday literary brunch. Admission is free and details can be found on www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/

The special performance “Boire pour me souvenir” with Emmanuel Giraud will open the event on Friday at the Alliance Française.

Admission is free, but booking is required via an e-mail to cweld@alliance-francaise.ie with subject “Boire pur me souvenir”.

www.francoirishliteraryfestival.com/

Ongaku – Irish & Japanese Music Concert

19:00, Fri 08 Apr

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Chatham Row, Dublin 2

Showcasing original contemporary Irish and Japanese music, Ongaku features Paul Roe on clarinet and Aileen Cahill on piano.

This performance will demonstrate the similarities between two ancient traditions. Works from composers such as Amanda Feery, Jane O’Leary, Ken Edge, Linda Buckley, Grainne Mulvey and Toru Takemitsu will be presented.

Admission is free. The concert will take place in the McCann Hall.

www.musictown.ie/event/ongaku/

Scythian – Gig

19:00, Fri 08 Apr

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock band Scythian are playing a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free,

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

The Young Ireland Forum – Discussion

19:00, Fri 08 Apr

Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Youth wings from Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and Republican Sinn Fein will debate the future of the Irish Republic. The Young Ireland Forum has been established with the hope of finding a common mindset regarding issues relevant to the Republic.

The questions that will be discussed are:
+ The National Question: Is there a National question a anymore?
+ If we achieve a United Ireland how do we govern it?
+ What does Irish Democracy and Sovereignty mean in the current E.U?
+ Is Irish neutrality possible in the current E.U?
+ Irish Identity in the E.U, Is uncontrolled immigration good for our country?

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1226226180728829/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 08 Apr

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

The Back Doors – Doors Tribute Gig

20:00, Fri 08 Apr

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

The Doors Tribute Band “The Back Doors” will be in the Harbour Gar for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/the-back-doors-event

Fire Show – Dublin Circus Festival

21:00 – 22:30, Fri 08 Apr

Front Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

The Dublin Circus Festival is inviting to a Fire Show at Trinity College this Friday. Every year it is their main public event and an opening event to the festival. Admission is free and everybody is invited.

The Dublin Circus Festival will take place from 08-10 April in the Larkin Community Centre. There will be loads of workshops, performances and social networking. Weekend passes are EUR 25 and day passes are also available.

www.facebook.com/events/1175108159173665

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 08 Apr

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 08 Apr

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

Hard Core Blues – Gig

21:30, Fri 08 Apr

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

Hard Core Blues Band with the outstanding blues musicians Ed Deane, Noel Bridgeman, John Quearney & Richie Buckley will perform in the Patriot’s Inn.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

The Dublin City Rounders – Gig

21:30, Fri 08 Apr

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

The Dublin City Rounders are playing a gig in Mother Reilly’s.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Events Coming Up

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

10+16+17 April

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

In April there will be only 3 walks/hikes on 10+16+17 April.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Offset 2016 – Design and Creative Industry Conference: 08-10 April

MusicTown: 06-17 April

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Butchering the Thee-shock! – Irish words in radio and TV.

What is wrong with radio and TV broadcasters in Ireland? Where did they learn the pronunciation of Irish words? I don’t speak Irish, but even I know that Thee-shock is NOT the way Taoiseach should be pronounced. Where is that “TH” coming from? I also know that Doyle is a surname (Mrs. Doyle from Father Ted comes to mind. ;-) ), but it is NOT the correct pronunciation for “Dail” (the Irish Parliament) and finally Fine Guayle is not the correct pronunciation for “Fine Gael”.

If a newsreader or radio or TV broadcaster can’t pronounce these relatively simple three words correctly, they should be sent to elocution classes or should be deported to the Gaeltacht until they areable for the most basic pronunciation.

Some might tell me that what I hear is the Dublin 4 way of speaking Irish and that the same people are even challenged by basic English pronunciation (Ross O’Carroll Kelly comes to mind and “Chorles” for “Charles”.) but the newsreaders I am referring to are from City Centre based radio stations. So this (weak) excuse can not be applied.

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–Joerg

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