08 February 2020 – No 642
Which of these events will get your vote today?
Red Stables Market, Valentine’s Day Market, Plastic Exhibition, Cello Festival
It’s election day and at the end of today there could be dramatic changes in the political landscape in Ireland OR all will stay the same. And both options seem worrying. The most important thing on election day in my opinion is that everyone who can and who is allowed will use their right to vote. But this time it is harder to make a decision than ever before. If you are still undecided, have a look at my analysis of the options at www.joergsteegmueller.com/
This year is the first time that an election takes place at the weekend, but weekends are the best time to vote! Everybody should find SOME time on a weekend day and also we don’t need to close the schools for another day. AND after you went voting, you could just stay out and go to one of the (free) events that take place in Dublin!
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And here are the events: All events are sorted by start time, but watch out for the few events that have a “++” in front of them, the are particularly recommended. ;-) ALL events in this list are free, but some require booking! The market events that take place every week are only posted to people that have subscribed and on the website at www.dublineventguide.com
Saturday Events (08 February)
+ Interactive Installation: Sound Weaver – Drop-in Activity (Age: 4+) 11:00-15:30 The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ark.ie/events/view/mysterious-installation
+ Plastic – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it – (Last chance!!) Exhibition 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/plastic/
+ Peregryne Choir – Concert 12:00-13:00 St Philip’s Church, Temple Rd, Dartry, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/545654482964731/
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 12:30/14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Sketching Tour 13:30-14:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/sketching-tour
+ The Dragon and the Flaming Pearl – Storytelling (Age 6-11) 14:00-15:30 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/the-dragon-and-the-flaming-pearl/
+ Chester Beatty Saturday Tour 14:00-15:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/plan-a-visit-tours/
+ Plastics in Film Photography – Drop-in activity 14:00-16:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2020/02/plasticfocusfaol%C3%A1ncarey
+ Six Nations Rugby Championship: Ireland vs Wales 14:15-15:45 Screenings in most pubs www.irishrugby.ie/overview/?FixGuid=19IW4648#overview
+ Children’s Book Reading That Nearly Wasn’t with Nicola Pierce (historical novels and non-fiction books for children) 14:30-16:00
4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.eventbrite.ie/e/92538363737 (Booking required)
+ Introducing Chinese language and culture 15:30-16:30 National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/827122291044095/ (Registration required)
+ Awakening the Inner Hero – Talk 16:00-17:30 New Acropolis Ireland, 43 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/181830516389972/
+ Sewing Repair Cafe 16:00-20:00 MVP, 29 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/573498926564499/
+ Metal 2 the Masses – Heavy Music Gig Night 19:00-00:30 Fibber Magees, 81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/734289037082129/
+ Salsa & Bachata Classes & Club 19:00-03:00 River Bar, O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/322758675326326/
+ The Call – Gala Concert with Ardal O’Hanlon + Danny Groenland 19:30-22:30 Gonzaga College, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 www.facebook.com/events/2678048552292008/
+ Urban Anthems – 90s Brit Rock Gig 21:00-23:00 Bloody Mary’s, 7 South William Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2485402075005999/
+ The Charles Cavanagh Band – Ratpack, Big Band & Swing Band – Gig 21:00-23:30 Mint Bar, Westin Hotel, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2714849048630607/
+ Vintage Boombox – Gig 21:30-00:30 The Dalkey Duck, 61 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/events/2197236780583687/
+ Zeros & Ones / Two Mile Borris – Gigs 23:45-02:00 Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/2176309376011244/ (Registration required)
in addition there are all the other free events at the
National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.
Sunday Events (09 February)
+ The SuperNatural Food Market (postponed from Saturday) 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/185848072636758/
+ Red Stables Market 11:00-16:00 Red Stables, St Anne’s Park, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/177688290280017/
+ Valentine’s Day Market 11:00-17:00 Unit 122/123, Broombridge Close, Ballyboggan Road, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/events/567424387433457/
+ Drop-in family workshop: Luminosity 11:30-13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/drop-family-workshop-luminosity
+ National Gallery – Highlights Tour 11:30/13:30 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on
+ Plastic – Can’t live with it, can’t live without it (LAST Sunday!) – Exhibition 12:00-18:00 Science Gallery, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/plastic/
+ Spike Cello Festival- Christian Elliott – Sundays@Noon 12:00-13:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/2755-sundaysnoon-spike-cello-festival-christian-elliott
+ Family-friendly Gallery Tour 12:30-13:15 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2 www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/family-friendly-tour-8
+ Women’s Six Nations Rugby Championship: Ireland vs Wales 13:00-14:30 Screenings in pubs www.irishrugby.ie/overview/?FixGuid=20IW0255#overview
+ Cellinstallation – Performances by Eight Improvising Cellists 13:15-17:00 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.spikecellofest.com/cellinstallation
+ Paellada with Paella, Tapas & Fiesta 14:00-20:00 Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/588877931892483/ (Admission EUR 1)
+ Vintage Boombox – Gig 14:00-17:00 Cafe En Seine, 40 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/1070670466618475/
+ Alchemy, Existentialism and Literature by Derek Jarman – Talk 14:00-15:00 Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/532058784077870/ (Booking required)
+ Frank Francone – Blues 14:30-17:00 Tram Cafe, Wolfetone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 www.facebook.com/events/488279398786639/
+ Chinese New Year Bilingual Tour (English & Mandarin) 15:00-16:00 National Museum, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7 www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=4348
+ Authors Rob Doyle + Neil Hegarty at Sunday Sessions 15:00-16:15 Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/217083062751937/
+ Chester Beatty Sunday Tour 15:00-16:00 Chester Beatty Library, Garden of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/plan-a-visit-tours/
+ Dublin Salsa Academy – Social Dance 16:00-22:30 The Mezz, 23 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/events/817166905403179
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Gospel Mass 19:30-20:30 St. Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin 1 www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com
+ A Great Night for the Parish – Gig Night 19:30-23:30 Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/480942119199523/
+ The Comedy Crunch – Standup Comedy 21:00-23:00 Stags Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thecomedycrunch/
+ The Goods Band – Gig 21:00-23:00 Raheny Inn, 7a Main St, Raheny, Dublin 5 www.facebook.com/events/2574644149324157/
+ Full Moon Sea Swim 21:00-21:30 Bull Wall, Dollymount, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/events/634634297301290/
in addition there are all the other free events at the National Museum, National Gallery, National Print Museum, Hugh Lane Gallery, Science Gallery, Chester Beatty Library National Botanic Gardens and then there are all the weekly markets.
…and something for next week
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