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Event Guide 219: Gardens Square Day, People’s Photography, Which Course 2011, Kilmainham Arts Fest, Street Feast

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 219
| 26 August 2011 Subscribers: 9527

Hi all!

Last week’s big event related news was the surprise cancellation of the People’s Festival just 14 hours before the Festival was mean to start. Many were very disappointed about the cancellation and a lot of confusion (and speculation) resulted from it. I only found out around midnight from the great Darragh Doyle. Darragh is a loyal Dublin Event Guide Subscriber and huge supporter and he has his own Event related website. Read more about him in the Dublin News section! More about the events and circumstances around the People’s Festival can be found in the “This is Odd!” section at the end of this newsletter.


It seems to me that the list of events I find is getting longer and longer every week and the result is that I spend more and more time on writing this e-zine/newsletter. This is bad for me AND bad for me. Last week I sent the newsletter to all 9500+ of you at 16:30 and then the sending process was delayed for unforeseen technical reasons until 17:30 in some cases. That is MUCH too late and I am fully aware of it. So, my big goal for the coming weeks is to bring this time forward. I would prefer to have it with you at around 13:00 at the latest, but I am not sure yet how to achieve that. Another thing that I need to consider is that between now and the middle of October, I will be away for a total 3 weekends. I will make sure that you will get the Dublin Event Guide every week, but I might have to shorten some sections, reduce the events or drop occasionally a whole section (e.g. Dublin News or This is Odd!). If you have other suggestions or preferences, let me know at dublineventguide@gmail.com Next weekend, I will be in London, so I will try the slightly shorter version of the Dublin Event Guide already next week.

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The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is something I added to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. This week, the video is longer than usually and of a different character. It is more a lecture, but some of you know that I am a certified NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer and it fascinates me to learn and understand how we create our feelings and how our brain functions. The video clip I came across is 22 minutes long and explains a LOT about what is going on in our brain. If you don’t have too much time, have a look at the first half of it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPEdDcs_8ZQ&ob=av3e

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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.

______Joerg’s 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.

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The coming weekend is full of events and there is definitely something for everyone. In Malahide the first time free, the Salute Military Vehicle and Re-enactment show will take place, if you want more culture and nature, then the Dublin Garden Square Day is for you, if (Irish) music is your thing, then the Seisun for Somalia in Grafton Street will make you happy. Photography? Go to the People’s Photography Exhibition. You want to learn more? Go to Which Course 2011 in the RDS. Animation is shown at the Blackrock Festival and the Print Museum has a Family Day as well. And THIS is only a small subsection of the Sat+Sun events.

I didn’t even mention the Street Feast, Blackrock Family Day, a variety of events on Sunday in the Botanic Gardens or Meditation on Sunday evening.

Who could honestly not find something in that impressive list?

I will definitely have a look at the Which Course exhibition and would like to go to Malahide to the Salute show. The People’s Photography exhibition is a must as well, but after that I can’t do much more. Luckily a good few of the events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday.

I will be away next weekend, so if there are any events you want to tell me about, they have to be with my by Tuesday!! Keep that in mind!


The Musical Youth Foundation is hosting a very special “No Tent Required Funk & Soul Weekender” at The Grand Social (35 Liffey Street, Dublin 1) on Fri 02 Sept and Sat 03 Sept to help raise funds for their “Guitars for kids” programmes. This is your chance to witness some truly amazing musical performers while helping a very worthy cause at the same time. Tickets just EUR 10 each or buy a weekend pass and get two nights out for just EUR 15. On Friday “Proudfoot”, an 8 piece band that combines soul, rock and funk, and “Wyvern Lingo”, a 3-piece girl band who won the Rising Stars Award at the Dublin City Soul Festival will be on stage from 20:00.
And on Saturday the amazing Mirenda Rosenberg & The Rare Groove Funk Orchestra will entertain. I heard them recently at a gig and they are really good! You can buy your tickets here www.entertainment.ie/myf
If you feel lucky, you can enter the competition for tickets. I have TWO pairs for Friday and TWO pairs for Saturday to give away. So, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with Subject PROUDFOOT if you want tickets for Friday and with MIRENDA if you want tickets for Saturday. If you want to enter the competition for both days, you have to send TWO mails. Your name and mobile phone number has to be in the body of the mail and your mail has to be with me by 15:00 on Tuesday 30 August. musicalyouthfoundation.org/2011/07/15/no-tent-required-funk-soul-weekender/

Tonight Midnight at The Academy presents “Legend – A celebration in The Life & Music of Bob Marley”. It is the 30th Anniversary Tour. Doors are at 23:15 and the band is on stage at midnight. Tickets are EUR 15. Legend will be a celebration of the life and music of Bob Marley, featuring an 8 piece band with brass section playing all of Bob Marley & The Wailers hits. Video footage and visuals will be shown on the big screen with the voice recordings of Marley projected around the Academy. If you are a fan of Bob Marley this is a must-go event for you. It could well be the biggest reggae party of the year. The event is already tonight and if you are fast decision maker, you can win a pair of tickets. Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject BOB MARLEY and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 17:30, not later! I will call the winner at around 18:00. www.theacademydublin.com

______Dublin News______________

We all know that Dublin is small and it sometimes feels that everybody knows everybody, I am sure you can imagine that the non-commercial “event blogging” world in Ireland is small as well and since this Dublin Event Guide is part of that world, the people in the “event blogging” world know each other and importantly support each other. Today I want to mention a few who are friends, but as well supporters at times. The best known is the brilliantly connected and super nice Darragh Doyle. Darragh is well liked and is definitely the one and only true connector (someone who connects people to people) in Dublin. Darragh is behind the Event website www.yay.ie and is supported by two other friends of mine and wonderful people: Stephanie Francis and Niamh Smith. Yay.ie reports about country wider events, some are free others aren’t and in addition you will find a lot of competitions on yay.ie. Have a look at the site when you get a chance! yay.ie
And while I am at it, I might give another “shout out” to another trio if Event bloggers: Over at www.dublinculture.ie/ Dave Madden, Claire Bradley and Nina Shiel write about events with a strong emphasis on theatre related events. Check them out as well, you might find some more interesting bits about culture in Dublin.

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Very last chance to see the sand sculptures in Dublin Castle. You can see them until 28 August. The theme this year is Compass. Just walk towards the entrance of Dublin Castle and you will see them big and impressive in the courtyard. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001217556672&sk=wall

20-28 August: National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
+ All week: Heritage Trail Activity Sheet – Look out for the Heritage Trail for families, take this self guided trail around the Museum. All Ages
+ Sat 27 Aug: 12:30-13:15 Special Saturday Talk: 21st Century Irish Craft at the National Museum. Join Dr Audrey Whitty for a talk during Heritage Week, looking at the exhibition of contemporary craft pieces on display. (Adults, Main Reception)
+ Sun 28 Aug: 14:30 Public Tour
This public tour will focus on the highlights of Irish heritage in the Museum. Places allocated 15 minutes prior to tour. (Adults, Main Reception)
+ Sun 28 Aug: 15:00-16:00 The Magic of Wood
Be bowled over by the craft of wood-turning through a demonstration by Irish Artist Roger Bennett (All Ages, AV Theatre)

Dublin Contemporary 2011 is a major large-scale exhibition of emerging and established contemporary visual art taking place between September 6th and October 31st 2011. It is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged in Ireland – a city-wide effort with more than 100 Irish and international artists and lots of venues. Dublin Contemporary is now looking for volunteers who help with a variety of jobs for a few days or up to 3 months. You should be passionate and interested in the opportunity. Check www.dublincontemporary.com/about/volunteers to fill out the short form or email volunteer@dublincontemporary.com.


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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 visualartists.ie/category/listings/exhib-lein/
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.

Fri 01 Sept – 16 Sept: MadArt Gallery / Pinhole Photography Studio, 56 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 The opening reception is on Fri 02 Sept at 18:00.
You will start your evening by viewing a nice collection of modern art while enjoying glass of wine. After the opening the event will move to the Pinhole Photography Studio. Pinhole is located in the same building on the first floor and you are invited to take a part in the launch party of this new space. (All bookings on the night will receive 10% discount for Pinhole studio rental.) www.madartstudio.com

18 Aug – 01 Oct: National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin
On September 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core when two jet airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre. In the wake of the chaos, New York-based Irish photographer Nicola McClean tried to capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her. In 2011, McClean brings her stunning collection of images to the public for the first time. Through harrowing visuals, chilling audio clips and a unique panoramic installation, Ground Zero 360 invites you to step into the past and feel what eight million New Yorkers were feeling in the days that followed the attacks. Find out more at www.groundzero360.org or at the National Museums website www.museum.ie/en/exhibition/ground-zero-360.aspx


Fri 26 + Sat 27 Aug: Kilmainham Venues
The second Kilmainham Arts Festival kicks off on Friday evening at 21:00 and will continue on Sat (11:00-late). There will be lots of activities: from workshops in drum and dance, performances of dance, drama and comedy, exhibitions, music, movie screening and much more. The programme can be found here www.kilmainhamartsclub.com/festival/kilmainham_arts_festival_programme.pdf Have a look at the programme! www.kilmainhamartsclub.com
Here are some of the headline events:
Sat 11:30: Official Festival Launch
Sat 10:00-18:00: Art on the Rails. Featuring the work of fifty exhibitors.
Sat 12:00-18:00: A variety of art exhibitions and art creations take place.
Fri 26 Hilton: 21:00 The Last Band in the World (Muddy Waters, Nina Simone etc) Sat 27: Acoustic: 12:00-19:00: Jesse Rodriguez, Sarah Franklyn, Grace Wilde, Alison Sleator, Gwen Moore, Maggie Hildrick, Shoman and the Purple Trees, Dominic McGorian & Seamus Ludden.
Sat 28: IMMA: 12:00-18:00: Roots Warrior, Captain Atlas, The Four in Hand, Sive, The Rolling Drones, The Fibbs
Sat 27 Hilton: 21:00 Left Right and Centre (Veteran blues men)
Sat 27 Patriot Inn: 19:00: The Hungry Souls (Rock/Blues); The Poison Hearts (Country/Rock); Special Brew (Ska)
In addition to that there will be a Busking Competition in the Patriot Inn on Saturday and later there will be Comedy. In the Irish Museum of Modern Art, workshops, Comedy Improv and a Mad Hatters Tea Party will take place.
You can see that there are sooo many events, that you just HAVE to check the programme yourself. ;-)

Fri 26 Aug: 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour takes place every Friday at the Irish Writers’ Centre. It is a free creative writing session that is organised and led by the Centre’s voluntary arts administrators. The hour includes writing exercises and prompts to get ideas flowing. It is open to everyone and is suitable for all levels of experience. Sarah Griffin will be hosting the Ink Slingers throughout June.

Fri 26 Aug: 18:00 – Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
“Stoney Broke” are in Tower Records for an In-store event (live performance and signing of their album) at 18:00. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=215

Fri 26 Aug: 20:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Eleven Eleven presents: Lorem Ipsum, Overhead the Albatross, FriendQuestionMark, Lotus Eater, DJ Colin & Merro. Admission is free. Overhead the Albatross is a Post Rock outfit combining piano and violin with driven, inspirational post rock songs. FriendQuestionMark is a five piece instrumental outfit from Dublin, rhythmically driven math / post-rock accompanied with electronic samples, and led by expressive, haunting violin lines. LotusEater is haunting melancholy, stomping groove rock with a blend of jazz. …and then there is DJ Lorem Ipsum (breakingtunes.com/loremipsum) www.theworkmansclub.com/listings/

Fri 26 Aug: 20:00-23:00 – Alfie’s Bar, Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace
“Give A Little Respect” is the title of this acoustic night. It is organised by Alan Tully and this Friday, the line-up is Eric McGrath. Jane Willow, Julian Müller, Willbury, Fin O’Brine, Ruth Egan. Admission is free. Find more details about the performers on www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246978115333668

The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 26 Mia Parsons
Sat 27 Brat Pack Dublin
Sun 28 Minus Seven (12 piece Big Band Jazz) 18:00-20:00
Sun 28 The Hustlers (after 21:00)
Fri 02 Sept Donal Kirk Band
Sat 03 Sept Cornerstone
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html www.facebook.com/thestillorganorchard?sk=wall

Jose Dominguez tell me that himself and Pia Dunne will perform as the duet “Què Pezón!” every Friday in Stoney’s Bar, Hill Street, off Parnell street. The Show starts at 21:30. www.myspace.com/quepezon and www.quepezon.com

Fri 26 Aug: 23:30 (free in until 22:30) – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
The Midnight Hour event series is showcasing The Koubas on Friday.
www.thekoubas.com www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/4372

* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
*Graeme McKenna is playing an acoustic gig (Trad to contemporary) every Friday in the Maldron Hotel, Kingswood near CityWest from 19:00.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3) and every Monday from 19:00 in Blakestown Community Resource Center, Blakestown Way, Dublin 15 (next to Lidl). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* Ruairi Maguires Bar & Organic Kitchen, Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum has every weekend live music from Friday until Sunday at 21:30. Sometimes the line-up is listed here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462805646&sk=wall often not.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Friday from 23:00 in the Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com


(see Friday section for details)

Sat 27 Aug: 10:00-17:00 – Five Georgian Garden Squares in Dublin (St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares on the south side and Parnell and Mountjoy Squares on the north side) and Iveagh Gardens. – The Dublin Civic Trust invites to the second Dublin Garden Squares Day. A series of free events will be held in each of the six Dublin Gardens Squares/Parks and the events are suitable for the whole family.
Some of the highlights are
+ Historical walking tours of each square
+ Argentine Tango in St. Stephen’s Green
+ Watercolour classes in Fitzwilliam Square and a rare chance to access this private garden in the heart of the city centre
+ Gaelic games and archery in Mountjoy Square
+ A mini performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Mountjoy Square
+ Music, food, balloon-making and lots more
The full programme is here www.dublincivictrust.ie/_webgears/_filescontent/1313157889_Programme%20of%20Events%202011.pdf
The busiest area will be Merrion Square, because Number 29, the Georgian Museum run by the ESB, the National Museums and other neighbours are contributing with events in addition there will be Punch & Judy performances, dance masterclasses and the Discovery Programme team will do demonstrations about archaeological examinations. The long list of events is worth looking at!

Sat 27 + Sun 28 Aug: 10:00-18:00 – Malahide Castle, Malahide, Co. Dublin
This weekend “Salute!” the Military Vehicle and Reenactment Show is taking place at Malahide Castle. It is the first time that admission to this show is free (donations are welcome), thanks to the sponsors and it looks like an interesting event, especially for everybody who is interested in history, machines, weapons or military. Salute is organised by the Association of Irish Military Enthusiasts (A.I.M.E). www.salute.ie www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110658315685575

Sat 27 Aug: 10:00-18:00 – East Pier, Dun Laoghaire
Camara Education, an Irish charity which uses technology to improve the quality of education in Africa, Jamaica and Ireland is looking for your help at their fundraising event “Camara Coin Challenge – Your change makes a difference”. The Coin Challenge will see Camara to attempt to build a kilometre of coins along the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire in aid of their Irish Schools Programme. Bring your change (big and small) and help Camara to create a kilometre of help to improve the quality of education in under-resourced schools in Ireland

Sat 27 Aug: 10:30-19:30 – junction of Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. A Seisiún for Somalia (i.e. an Irish Music Session for Somalia) will take place on Saturday. Over 100 Irish traditional musicians and dancers will be performing in Grafton Street to help Concern save lives in the horn of Africa: Concern’s East Africa Appeal is targeting the urgent humanitarian needs of more than 10 mio people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The money collected at “Seisiún for Somalia” goes to the East Africa Appeal. Sounds like a good event.
But WHY oh, WHY can’t Concern support these fundraising events by at least mentioning it on their website and/or facebook page. It can’t be THAT difficult to support the 100 people by at least supporting their efforts of letting the world know.

Sat 27 + Sun 28 Aug: 11:00 – 17:00 – Railing, around St. Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin 2. – After last week’s successful People’s Art Exhibition on the railings of St. Stephen’s Green, this week another art event will use the railings around the Stephen’s Green Park as a gallery: The Peoples Photography Exhibition. Everybody was able (now booked out) to book a spot and exhibit (and sell) their photos. All exhibitors need to have set up by 11:00 and I expect that the exhibition will at least continue until 17:00, maybe even a little later. Almost 200 exhibitors will take part, so there should be a great variety of styles, motives etc.
www.facebook.com/pages/Peoples-Photography/129169361773 www.peoples-photography.com/

Sat 27 + Sun 28 Aug: 11:00-18:00 – RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
The “Which Course Expo” is Dublin’s largest part time course exhibition/fair. It takes place in the RDS Industries Hall (go to the Anglesea Road entrance of the RDS) this weekend and admission is free. The Which Course Expo will feature over 70 course providers from the Greater Dublin region. In addition to numerous course providers exhibiting a vast array of courses, upskilling programmes, distance learning, careers information and leisure opportunities; there will also a range of free seminars and practical displays. A Career Clinic, where visitors can put all their career development and job-seeking questions to qualified career coaches is complementing the event.
You can pre-register on the website to get some additional benefits. www.whichcourse.ie

Sat 27 Aug: 11:00-17:00 – Frascati Centre + Urban Junction (Main Street), Blackrock, Co. Dublin. – The Blackrock Business Network is hosting a range of free activities this weekend including free animation screenings and workshops on Sat 27 August at the Animation Festival and a Family Fun Day on Sun 28 Aug. At the Blackrock Animation Festival you can watch animation shorts and films at a mobile cinema at the Frascati Shopping Centre. In addition the winning entries from an Animation Competition will be shown at a pop up cinema in Urban Junction on the Main Street. More information at iloveblackrock.ie/animation-festival/

Sat 27 Aug: 11:00-16:00 – National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4. – The National Print Museum’s contribution to the Heritage Week is a Family Day at the Print Museum. Visit to the Museum for an interactive entertainment experience, from practical demonstrations to crafty creations. Discover the world of traditional printing through demonstrations and activity stations. Try your hand at some craft sessions including a puppet-making workshop with PigNut Productions and get your face painted.
I was at the Print Museum some while ago and was fascinated by the old printing machines and by the brilliant explanation I got from another random visitor who worked with one of the machines for decades. You never know what characters you meet in Dublin and the Print Museum definitely was a great experience. Normally there is an admission charge, but this Saturday admission will be free. So, give it a go! www.nationalprintmuseum.ie

Fiona Moloney’s (and Tine Schnell’s) Yoga in the Park to raise money for The Dublin Simon Community is continuing. Each Saturday at 11:00-12:00 until September, Fiona and Tine will be taking turns to lead the classes. Meeting point is the Bandstand near the Zoo and near the Tea Rooms. Classes will be suitable for all levels and are donation based. That means you can give what you can afford, but please be fair.
Wear some loose clothes, preferably layers to be prepared for all type of weather and bring a mat (or a big beach towel). For contact details, directions and to find out who is teaching when, go to www.twopalmsyoga.com

Sat 27 Aug: 11:30 – Meet outside The Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. – Entitled “Kilmainham: From Monks & Knights to Royalists & Patriots” this Let’s Talk and Walk event will bring you to many sights Kilmainham has to offer. The Kilmainham Arts Festival and Heritage Week is the context within which this Walk & Talk takes place. www.dublincity.ie/Community/LetsWalkandTalk/Pages/WalkandTalk.aspx

Sat 27 Aug: 12:00-17:00 + 18:00-19:00 – Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. – Ranelagh Arts presents the Dublin Zine Fair 2011, an event organised to promote and support independent press, to give makers a platform to network and sell their work and to encourage the zine scene in Ireland. At the fair you will find zines, artist books, comics and independent publications from Ireland and the UK. The event will be accompanied by live music from rockabilly blues band Gypsy Rebel Rabble, an exhibition by artist Andrea Byrne, and will be followed by a screening of zine documentary “$100 and a T-shirt” at 18:00 with popcorn. visualartists.ie/listings/dublin/dublin-zine-fair-2011-at-ranelagh-arts-centre-dublin/

Sat 27 Aug: 12:00-17:00 – Farmleigh House, at the Castleknock end of Phoenix Park. Two separate Children’s Art Workshops, one for 5-7 year olds and one for 8+ years are provided in the Motrohouse and the Arkle Room. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerEvents2011/Title,16067,en.html

The extremely active and buzzing Grand Social (formerly Pravda) near Ha’Penny Bridge is running a Flea Market in the pub every Sat from 12:00-17:00. Vintage, Retro, Clothes, Music, Books, Furniture, Crafts, Bric-a-Brac, Food, Stalls, Live Performances, Vinyl Dj’s. And if you want to sell something yourself, just contact hapennyflea@thegrandsocial.ie thegrandsocial.ie/event/hapenny-flea

20 Aug-10 Sept: Jervis Shopping Centre, Jervis Street/Henry Street, Dublin 1
Each Saturday there will be four fashion shows (12:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 16:30) throughout the day showing the hottest trends from Forever 21, New Look and Topshop bringing to the cat walk the best Autumn / Winter looks in Urban Cool, Fast Fashion, Looks from the Catwalk for less and City Chic Tailoring for those who like to dress to impress for work.
Brendan Courtney will carry out mini style makeovers and share his top tips on how to wear your wardrobe this season and for anyone who ever had a love affair with a pair of denims a drop into the ‘Jean-ius Jean’ style centre will give you personal advice on what pair of jeans are suitable for your individual shape or size. See www.jervis.ie for more details.

Sat 27 Aug: 12:00-17:00 – Powerscourt Gallery, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2. The Powerscourt Gallery is hosting a high quality Arts & Crafts market on the last weekend of every month over the summer. The Market aims to showcase the best of Irelands Art and Crafts people. www.powerscourtgallery.com

Sat 27 Aug: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit 75, Butterly Business Park, Kilmore Road. Artane, Dublin 5. Astronomy Ireland will host a Daytime Sun Watch at their headquarters in Artane every Saturday over the summer, where you will get to see the Sun in a way that very few people have ever seen before. Our closest star will show incredible detail using special filters that will reveal intricate detail on its surface. Activity on the sun has been hotting up as we approach a solar maximum and massive sunspots are visible most days. This is a free event and is suitable for all the family and all attendees will receive a European Space Agency DVD. www.astronomy.ie

Daily in August: 13:10: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Archive at Lunchtime films remain to be popular and the daily screening of Archive material is continuing. The two programmes that alternate every day this month are www.irishfilm.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7472&Date=15/08/2011&PageID=15

Sat 27 Aug: 14:00-18:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Whelan’s is inviting to their first record fair where you can buy, sell, trade all your old Vinyl discs and tapes or new CDs, DVDs. If you would like to participate as a buyer/seller/trader or if you have any questions about the record fair then please send an email to vincent@whelanslive.com

Sat 27 Aug: 14:00-16:30 – Dublin City Library & Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. – Dublin City Library and Archive host this free Heritage Seminar where three experts talk about what heritage means within their respective expertise.
* Bridget Hourican, one of the ambassadors of a City of a Thousand Welcomes will talk about this project of interacting with tourists
* Mick Molloy and/or Enda Leaney, will talk about the digitisation of Dublin City Library and Archive’s photographic collections.
* New Online Resources for Family History from Dublin City Library & Archive. Speakers: John Grenham and Dr. Michael J.S. Egan
Admission is free, but you need to register: Contact Dublin City Library and Archive at Tel: 01 674 4806 / 674 4873 or dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie

Sat 27 Aug: 14:30 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
The guided walk “Trees: A living Heritage” will take place. It is a walk through the plant collections in the Botanic Garden to discover the many rare and old trees that grow there. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Sat 27 Aug: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The topic for this free Family Art Workshop is “Abstract Shapes and Patterns” with artist Martina Galvin. Using abstract shapes such as circles, rectangles and squares of different sizes, draw and create your own wonderful 2-D patterns and designs. Then add colour to your own individual work before you bring it home. This is a free drop-in family event. Booking is not required, but numbers are limited. www.hughlane.ie/all/384-family-art-workshop

Sat 27 Aug: 19:00-21:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
I heard the Ukerstic Congress on Sunday at the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire and they are really really good. They are a Ukulele band and while the Ukulele (tiny guitar) is definitely an funny, unusual or even odd instrument, the Ukeristic Congress reall tickelt the best out of their Ukuleles. Fun gig! Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/4087

Sat 27 Aug: 14:00+19:00 – Kilmainham Hilton Hotel, Liffey Room
Part of the Kilmainham Arts Festival will be a sort film screening and a feature film screening by Howard Linnane’s Cine Café.
At 14:00 some short films will be screened and in the evening from 19:00 a recent Irish feature film, preceeded by a few Irish shorts will be shown. In the afternoon a number of Irish film makers will attend to introduce their work and chat about their films. Check out www.facebook.com/pages/CINE-CAFEPintPicPintaPictureShowPictureShow/145568615502560

Sat 27 Aug: 19:30-22:30 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Hot Sprockets will be performing a headline gig at the Button Factory and Admission is free. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206138406111629

Sat 27 Aug: 21:00-23:00 – Sin e, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.
The Soul Band “Good For The Thrill” will be launched in Sin E this weekend. In addition to Soul, they play Disco and Funk. The band is fronted by Bianca Fachel, singer songwriter from Porto Alegre, Brazil.
www.facebook.com/pages/Good-For-The-Thrill/249130138445715?sk=info www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137118879715523

Sat 27 Aug: 23:30 (free until 22:30) . Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
The Cold 100 is a band I am trying to see and hear for WEEKS and I still haven’t managed. I heard some recorded songs from them and loved what I heard, so hopefully they will do lots more gigs so that I can finally catch them somewhere. You have a chance on Saturday (unfortunately I can’t make it).
But someone needs to explain the Whelan’s “free admission” thing to me. The Cold 100 are performing in The Midnight Hour series of events and the website says “Free before 22:30, Club entry applies after 22:30 (Thur/Fri/Sat).” But the gig only has doors at 23:30. Does that mean you need to get into Whelan’s before 22:30 and then just stay in a different area until the doors open at 23:30 for the gig?
www.thecold100.com www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/4373

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event in The Globe in Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. It is a Rockabilly, R’n’R, Roots night with live bands Pavement Kings and The Wayward Sinner Boys (in alternating weeks, it seems) from 20:00 and with DJs from 23:00-01:30. Admission is free. www.globe.ie

* Don’t forget that 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. The Food Market is – until June – divided in parts and distributed in different locations in Temple Bar.
* 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
* Dublin Food Co-op is open every Saturday (09:30-16:30) at Newmarket, Dublin 8 for organic wholefoods and sustainable household products, plus over a dozen producer stalls offering organic fruit and veg., baked goods, dairy produce, wines, hot and cold food, etc. Additional Co-op opening Thursdays 12:00-20:00. www.dublinfood.coop
* The weekly Honest2goodness food market with fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, wines in Glasnevin 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)
* At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food + there’s free popcorn and ballons&facepainting for the kids. www.blackrockmarket.com/ Opening: Sat+Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, Sun: 12:00-17:30
* Meditation through Breathing: Every Saturday from 11:00-12:00 this event will take place in Iveagh Gardens (at the back, near fountains). The event is free of charge, but since it is weather dependent, you are asked to call beforehand to ensure the class is on (087 2045168). Suitable for all. No previous experience required. Wear comfortable warm clothes and bring a yoga mat/light blanket.
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* Trad Session – Schoolhouse Pub in 2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge. Every Saturday from 22:00 singers, guitar, fiddle, banjo, accordion, whistle, pipers, bodhran etc are all welcome to join in. www.schoolhousehotel.com/
* The Black Sheep play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later Dj Glenn Brown (Dublin Calling). Admission is free.
* Havana Tapas Bar is inviting to a Salsa Night with afro-latin percussion every Sat night 22:30-02:00. Bachata, salsa, merengue, reggeaton with latin DJs. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing and you are invited to add your own percussion. www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821
* Salsa/Latin Party in the Merchant Arch Bar, opposite the Ha’Penny Bridge from 23:00-02:30. Admission free.

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Sun 28 Aug: 08:00- 14:00 – Phoenix Park.
The Dublin City Triathlon takes place again this Sunday. It starts very early with a 1500m swim in the Liffey at the Garda Boat Club (Chapelizod Rd, Islandbridge, just outside Phoenix Park), then a 40km cycle in laps around Phoenix Park follows and finally a 10km run in Phoenix Park will conclude the event. A shorter Triathlon is available for less trained athletes. 930 people will take place in the Triathlon and all of the Irish Triathlon elite is expected to participate. Obviously this is not an event for everybody, so the reason for mentioning it here, is because you might want to watch the athletes and cheer them on. The best place for it is near the Garda Boat Club. The Piranha Triathlon Club is organising the Dublin City Triathlon.
To facilitate the event a number of gates and roads in and around Phoenix Park will be closed for traffic between 07:00 and 15:00. www.dublincitytriathlon.com
I volunteered a few times at this Triathlon and it is really a great and well organised event, but I was always glad that I was a volunteer and not a participant swimming in the Liffey at 08:00 in the morning. :-)

Sun 28 Aug: Anywhere!
Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 28 August, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really – out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden. The purpose is to celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you. It is a great idea, but I think it still needs to filter through. On the website streetfeast.ie/ only 16 Street Feasts are listed for Dublin (and at least 3 are organised by restaurants or with another event). There could be many more that are not officially “declared”, but wouldn’t it be great if there were hundreds!? Maybe just get together with your friends this year and plan a proper Street Feast for next year!? ;-)

Sun 04 + 18 Sept: Palmers Golden Ball Tavern, Carpark, Kilternan, Dublin 18. Every second week a Car Boot Sale, which is a fundraiser for the Niall Melon Township Trust, will take place until the middle of September. That means the next one is on 04 Sept. The Car Boot Sales runs from 09:00-16:00 (Traders arrive at 08:00). EUR 15 for traders, free admission for potential buyers. dublincity.olx.ie/niall-melon-township-trust-fundraiser-iid-216570807

Sun 28 Aug: 10:00-19:30 – Christ the King Parish Hall, Annaly Road, Cabra, Dublin 7. – The World Malayalee Council Ireland is celebrating the Keralan festival of ONAM this weekend.
And if you are as lost as I was when I read this sentence the first time, then check this out: Kerala is a state in south-western India. Onam, is the harvest festival of Kerala. And Malyalee is the term used to refer to the native speakers of Malayalam, the language in Kerala. (There are more than 5,000 Malayalee families in Ireland!) Now all should be clear! ;-)
Everybody is invited to come and join the festivities. However, I was not able to find a definite confirmation that the event is free, so be aware of that. The public invitation and the programme can be found at www.wmcireland.com/onam-invite.html

Sun 10:30-12:30 – Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops is taking place every Sun. Up to 15 children (5yrs+) can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. The next workshops are 28 Aug Become a Viking. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring 01-6770095.

Sun 28 Aug: 11:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
The next Dublin Flea Market is taking place in the Food Coop this Sunday. The flea market takes place every last Sunday of the month. For more information or if you want to sell your own stuff, check out www.dublinflea.ie. The Coop Hall is wheelchair accessible and lots of free parking spaces are right outside the door. Last year the Flea Market extended to outdoors and features now 20 additional outdoor stands.

Sun 28 Aug: 11:30 – Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road, Seabury, Malahide.
A car boot sale is taking place. (Sellers set up from 10:00, pay EUR 10 and ring 086 7313354 to book.

Sun 28 Aug: 12:30-20:00 – The Pint Bar, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1
The “Music Market Ireland” will take place on the Pint Bar on Sunday. Admission is free and selling items is free as well (but you need to book beforehand: musicmarketireland@gmail.com). On the ground floor you can browse and buy or even swap Guitars, records, Music Books, DJ gear, drums, Amps, pedals, posters. On the 1st floor there will be live music throughout the day. If you are looking to join a band or if your band is looking for members, the organisers offer to try to create matches on the day. Bands playing on the day are:
Axis Of, Fusion Family, Medz, AITR, The Rehns, Last Word Spoken, Radiomen, Sombrero Sunset, Armchair Coyote. More details are here

Sun 28 Aug: 13:00-18:00 – Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
On Sunday, Blackrock Main Street will be closed to traffic and will come alive with free live entertainment, puppet shows, face painting, food stalls, giveaways and for those going back to school on Monday, free children’s haircuts by Aidan Fitzgerald.
The Festival’s main stage will be the hub for great music and entertainment acts including Dublin Youth Dance Company, singers Sharon Crosbie and Robert Burke, Juggler Johnny Phelan, Gospel singer Alva, and local band “The Rockbreakers”. The afternoon will culminate in a performance by the covers band “Smokin’ Mojo”.
A full programme of events at the Blackrock Festival is available on

Sun 28 Aug: 13:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Julian Opie, an artist from London, was the artists that created the walking men and women on the big displays in O’Connell Street a few years ago. Now only one walking woman is left outside the Hugh Lane Gallery, but she still reminds of the unique display. A film about Julian Opie will be screened in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Sunday. Admission is free. Booking is not required, but places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/360-film-screening-julian-opie

Sun 28 Aug: 14:00-17:00 – Swan Leisure, Rathmines Square, Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 6 (opposite Aldi). A free Family Day will take place at Swan Leisure on Sunday. Activities include: Bouncing Castles, Sports Day Races, Face Painting and a DJ. www.swanleisure.ie www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001610103974&sk=wall

Sun 28 Aug: 14:00: – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
On Sunday a whole variety of events will take place on the Botanic Gardens:
+ 14:00 – Woodturning Demonstration with local wood turner Kieran Reynolds
+ 14:00 – Living History (Play/performance with Alive-O Productions). See the gardens through the eyes of David and his son Frederick Moore. Both men served as directors to the Gardens giving a combined service of 84 years. Between them they oversaw the building of the famous Curvilinear Glasshouse and the Palm House, identified the fungal cause of potato blight, solved the problem of cultivating orchids from seed and developed what was the largest Orchid collection at the beginning of the 20th century.
+ 14:30 – Trees: A Living Heritage – Guided Walk
+ 15:00 – Mick O’Brien with family and friends – Traditional Irish music
Mick O’Brien is a performer and teacher of the Irish Uilleann pipes. Mick is joined by his wife Fidelma, playing the banjo and fiddle, daughters Aoife and Ciara on fiddles and harp, and son Cormac on uilleann pipes and whistle. This ‘seisiún’ will be held outdoors weather permitting.

Sun 28 Aug: 14:00-16:30 – National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. – “Join us for a Medieval Fair! Try your hand at calligraphy with the guidance of a scribe, handle the armour of a Gallowglass soldier, smell and touch the foods of a bygone era, talk to a monier who will show you some of the earliest coinage in Ireland and meet a textile worker as they peddle their wares in our Medieval Ireland Exhibition. No booking required and Admission is free. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2444

Sun 28 Aug: 14:00-18:00 – Meeting point: Booterstown Nature Reserve, Merrion Road, opposite Trimleston Avenue Traffic Lights, Booterstown, Co. Dublin. –
Celebrate the International Year of Forests on Heritage Sunday. “Forest Friends” will demonstrate the biodiversity of native Irish trees, as well as bark tracings and tree potting. At 16:00 a Bird and Ecology Walk will follow. Admission is free and all are welcome. For details ring 086-3453946 www.dublin.ie/calendar_details.aspx?eventid=3193

Sun 28 Aug: 14:15-15:30 – Meet at Blackrock Park main gates, Rock Road at end of Merrion Ave., Blackrock, Co. Dublin. – “Blackrock Park, its Victorian legacy, history and evolution.” …is one of the topics on this walk from the main park gates to Booterstown Nature Reserve where at 16:00 a Bird & Ecology walk takes place.
For details ring 087-9537959 www.dublin.ie/calendar_details.aspx?eventid=3194

Sun 28 Aug: 14:00-16:00 – Farmleigh House, at the Castleknock end of Phoenix Park.
The Ardee Concert Band will perform on the bandstand in the gardens of Farmleigh House this Sunday. www.farmleigh.ie/Events/SummerEvents2011/Title,16067,en.html

The Dublin Sketchers Group is an informal group of typically hobby artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. Collins Barracks, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle), sketch for an hour or so, and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches. www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/ Find out on their website where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. Meeting time is usually around 14:00.

Sun 28 Aug: 14:00-17:00 – Santry
The Santry Community Garden are having an old-school garden fete on Sunday and all are invited. The community writes “We have a 4 1/2 acre historic walled garden which for years was left unloved and unvisited. Over the last 12 months a group of committed volunteers have transformed this plot into a thriving community garden – and we are now ready to show it off! Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, admission and all activities are free and it promises to be a great day out for all the family with bunting, balloons, family entertainment, garden tours, bouncy castles, tea and cakes, a live jazz band, African drummers and more. Bring along a rug and a picnic which you can enjoy in the grounds of the walled garden.”
Directions: Santry Demesne Park is in the heart of Santry village in Dublin 9, just off the Old Swords Road. The Walled Garden is at the rear of the park (about 5 min walk from car park) and is signposted. www.santrycommunitygarden.ie

Sun 28 Aug: 15:00 – North Bull Island, near Clontarf (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Island) As a part of National Heritage Week the Irish Wildlife Trusts Dublin Branch has organised a trip to Bull Island, a natural oasis on the outskirts of our city. Sean Meehan will lead a guided walk of the dunes and beach area to look at the unique flora that is there. Come take part in our Wild Watch Walk and celebrate the natural beauty and heritage on your doorstep. Register (and find out where the exact meeting point is) by contacting the Irish Wildlife Trust on 01-8602839 or dublinbranch@iwt.ie. www.iwt.ie

Sun 15:00-17:00 – St. Enda’s National Historic Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. An OPW sponsored Summer Music Fest 2011 in Rathfarnham brings a whole range of performers to St. Enda’s Park.
+ 28 Aug: Murphy’s Law (Irish Music and Ballads)

Sun 28 Aug: 15:00-16:00 – National Museum – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Dublin. – This demonstration is suitable for all ages. Be bowled over by the craft of wood-turning through a demonstration by the internationally-renowned, Irish artist Roger Bennett. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2443

Due to the school holidays and the holiday season there are National Gallery taking place near daily throughout the week. Some are for children, but the majority are adults. Because the list is so long, please check nationalgallery.ie/whatson Admission is free to nearly all events.

Sun 28 Aug: 16:30-23:00 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the The Grand Social. This week the lineup will be: Antonio Paci Duo, Ton Whyte, Enda Reilly, Sub Audio, Lily Burke & Band, Rhiannon Clarke & The Face Collectors, Lisa McLaughlin, Birdthistle. For all details including links to the bands, go to www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall

Sun 28 Aug: 18:00-19:00 – Trinity College Dublin (just inside the main gates, on the steps of the building on the left). A Meditation Mob takes place in TCD on Sunday. This event is not attached to any religion, institution or organisation. For some the meditation will be the thing…for others it will be sitting being mindful of where they are, so go along and just enjoy the peacefulness even for a few minutes. All you have to do is breathing. You will sit with the knowledge that people in over 130 cities in the world are doing the same thing that day. The intention of this meeting is just to brighten the day for everyone who sits and people going to their next Sunday’s activity will be exposed to a moment of silence and bliss they may have never experienced before.
This movement, known as MedMob, began on 30 Jan when 60 people launched a meditation flash mob in Austin at the Texas State Capitol. In eight months, MedMob has expanded rapidly to become a worldwide movement with public meditations planned in more than 130 cities. ww.medmob.org www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=239803172722226

Sun 18 Aug: 20:00 – The Village, 28 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Sunday at the Village is a monthly event, presenting the best Folk/Western/Rockabilly music in Dublin. The line up this month is Young Folk, Lynda Lucas and Moo. In addition to the live music, there will be free mexican snacks & a western movie. Admission is free and more information including links to the bands can be found here www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=267019696641743

Sun 28 Aug: 20:00 – Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
“Henrietta Game” are Aongus Mac Amhlaigh (Cello and Vocals), Christy Leech (Guitar, Stomp and Vocals), Aisling O’ Connor (Violin, Harmonium and Vocals) and Judy Macnamara (Glockenspiel, Drum, Piano and Vocals). What an interesting combination of instruments! “Their merging of disparate musical influences has resulted in a blend of sound that some have classified as alternative-folk and others have found difficult to categorise. Various members of the band are classically trained musicians, which adds a depth of sheer quality to their work. Their upcoming gig dates includes The Electric Picnic and a special support to UB40. Admission is free.
www.henriettagame.com www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/4492

* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-17:00 the Jamestown Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. www.jamestownmarket.com
* The Odeon Bar & Grill (Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2) are inviting all families on Sat+Sun from 12:00-18:00 to a “Matinee Brunch Club”. Good Food, Kids movies (14:00) and kids under 3 eat for free. www.odeon.ie/matinee.html
* Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Sweet & Lowdown Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. www.stellabass.com and a video is here gush.ie/clients/sweetlow/video/
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Mercantile in 28 Dame Street from 21:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Ireland/Sunday-Roast/57594006610
* Graeme McKenna plays an acoustic gig (from trad to contemporary) every Sun at 18:00 in Number6 on Smithfield Square. www.number6.ie/
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* Every Sunday “The Latin Beat” will take place in the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-02:00. A band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes will be additional features. Admission is free. www.odeon.ie/
* Comedy Crunch – Shebeen Chic. The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* The Burning Effigies are playing afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul every Sunday from 23:00 in Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. www.turkshead.ie
* The Gardiner Street Gospel Mass is on a summer break until 11 September and will be back from that date in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

If you are just looking for Sunday events, please check the event list for Saturday as well. A good few events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday, but it wouldn’t make sense to list them twice.

______Next Week_______________


Mon 29 Aug: 13:10-14:00: National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The National Museum will screen the Art Documentary “Caravaggio: The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece” numerous times during the week, not only on Monday. Admission is free and no booking is required. Check www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson for dates and times of the other screenings.

Mon 29 Aug: 18:40 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
A free monthly film club is taking place at the IFI and the next event will be on Monday. Each month the IFI pre-selects three films, ranging from new releases to old classics, and then gathers for a discussion at the end of the month. In addition to this, three industry experts are on hand at each meeting to give their opinions on each of the films, before opening it out to the floor for a wider discussion.
In August, the three very new releases to be discussed are “In a Better World”, winner of Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards; “Knuckle”, Ian Palmer’s study of the tradition of bare-knuckle boxing in the Traveller community; and “Project Nim”, the new documentary from the Oscar-winning maker of Man on Wire about an ill-fated experiment to teach a chimpanzee to communicate with humans.
The three panellists will be Director of Project Arts Centre Willie White, Script Consultant and Arts Journalist Mary Kate O’Flanagan and IFI Head of Education Alicia McGivern. Even if you haven’t seen all three films, come along and join in the debate.
Admission to Critical Take is free, but you need to book your seart by calling the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

Mon 29 Aug: 19:30 – Eason, 40 Lower O’Connell Street,Dublin 1
The launch of John Connolly’s book “The Burning Soul” takes place on Monday. www.eason.ie/events

Mon 29 Aug: 20:00 – The Workmansclub, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
From June-September 2011, “What the folk?” will showcase some of the country’s finest acts. “This artist showcase is calling for the country’s finest musicians to rock their folking socks off and in a bid to win a prized slot in the esteemed Spirit of Folk festival in September 2011.”
Every Monday night three acts will battle it out to win the public vote and get through to the final heat at the end of each month. This week the semi-final is on the schedule. The final will take place in early September in front of a live panel of guest judges. Folk acts of all shapes, sizes and sounds are invited to enter and try for their chance to feature in one of the country’s most unique and valued folk festival “Spirit of Folk” (www.spiritoffolk.com)
The line up on 29 Aug is Lou McMahon, David Hope, Miriam Donoghue, Miss Paula Flynn. www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/08/22/what-the-folk-semi-final-290811/

* Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America. Admission is free. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lazy-Band/137845161717
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street: The Glór Sessions feature acoustic singer-songwriters, comedy, spoken word and poetry hosted by Stephen James Smith. Entry is free. www.stephenjamessmith.com/Glor.html www.facebook.com/TheGlorSessions
* Solar Trio Gig in Anseo (Camden Street, D2) on the first three Mondays of every Monday. Jazz standards along with totally improvised on the spot jams.
* In O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) a live music session “Jam with Karmann Reeves” will take place. Musicians are welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
* Comedy Crunch – Shebeen Chic. The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330
* Comedy Night in Panti Bar. A new free Comedy Night with comedy improv, stand up and sketch every Monday night in Panti Bar on Capel St from 21:00. entertainment.ie/event/Comedy/Pantibar/A-Bear-A-Bull-And-A-Chicken-Walk-Into-A-Bar/2563419.htm
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.
* From 22:00, the front bar of Whelan’s is the venue for the Open Mic event “Acoustic Nightmares Night”, organised by the band The Mighty Stef and some members from The Last Tycoons. This is a free event. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2 from 22:00. Later: DJ Rasheed. Admission is free.


Tues 30 Aug: 18:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
“Connemara: A Little Gaelic Kingdom” is the last book in Tim Robinson’s Connemara trilogy. “Robinson writes about the people, places and history of south Connemara – one of Ireland’s last Gaelic-speaking enclaves – with the encyclopaedic knowledge of a cartographer and the grace of a born writer.” The event is a book launch and an interview of Tim Robinson by John Murray. All are welcome, Admission is free. www.dubraybooks.ie/news.asp?

Tues 30 Aug: 20:00 – The Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Mutefish, a brilliant Irish band which often has the biggest crowds when they perform in Temple Bar, has a regular gig in the Mercantile. www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html

Tues: 20:30 – La Dolce Vita Winebar, 5 Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar
Travel through Latin America with the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) this summer with their Latin American film screenings. Every Tuesday LASC will be showing a film or documentary in La Dolce Vita. The films will take you through the whole continent, beginning in Mexico and completing the journey in the Southern Cone. The first screening will be on 05 July, the last on 30 Aug. The upcoming programme is
30 Aug – Patagonia: Colours at the End of the World

Tue 30 Aug: 21:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Every Tuesday there will be a busker night whereby people are invited to come in and play songs from their favourite artists whether they be Radiohead, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Suede. It’s an opportunity for anyone to perform and have fun. The night is hosted by songwriter Shane O Reilly. Bring your own instruments! Admission is free. www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/08/10/acoustic-covers-night-with-shane-oreilly-300811/

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghue’s on Suffolk Street every Tues from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* O’Byrne’s Beverage House at 199 King St North (Corner of Capel Street and Bolton Street) has a live music session with Sean Og McKenna and Friends every Tue at 21:00. Musicians welcome to participate. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001158421465
* Live Jazz and Blues from 21:00 every Tuesday in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends
* From 21:30, O’Briens on Dame Street (next to the Mercantile Pub) is the venue for a further Open Mic event of acoustic rock’n’roll organised by the band The Mighty Stef. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


Wed 31 Aug: 18:00-20:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
“Data protection and communication security: How to keep your digital information secure” is the title of the workshop on Wednesday. Gavin Sheridan (www.thestory.ie and www.storyful.com) will introduce digital security consultant Wojtek Bogusz, in this free workshop that will be useful for journalists, activists, and anyone working with sensitive information. “The session will deliver practical techniques with step-by-step instructions to improve the security of your data. We will examine how to protect your computer from spyware and hackers, protect the sensitive files on your computer and how to destroy sensitive information. The workshop will also give practical advice to help keep your internet communication private and secure. We will investigate how to improve the security of your email and instant messaging, as well as techniques to remain anonymous and bypass censorship on the internet. Finally we will discuss how to use mobile phones as securely as possible.” Admission is free, but booking is necessary: www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/08/data-protection-and-communication-security-how-keep-your-digital-information-secure

Wed 31 Aug: 18:00 – Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle
Guest Lecture in association with the French Embassy of Ireland.
Matisse’s Printmaking Techniques, Dr Nicholas Zmelty, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens. Dr Zmelty will present a special talk on Matisse and his engraving techniques. Places limited, please contact info@cbl.ie. www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Wed 31 Aug: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Lonely Voice Short Story readings will take place on Wednesday, where the four short-listed writers, will read from their winning stories. The readers will be selected anonymously by a guest judge. The Lonely Voice competition is for short stories and you can find some more details here: www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/thelonelyvoice.html

Wed 31 Aug: 20:30-23:30 – Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2
The popular Brownbread Mixtape is back after their break for the summer and if the pre-summer numbers is anything to go by, then you better be at the Stag’s Head early. The 22th Brownbread Mixtape (Admission free) is bound to be filled to capacity again! This month’s event is entitled “Fame” and the performers, supporting the two organisers, MC Kalle Ryan and co-host and sound man Enda Roche, are:
+ MUSIC: Ailie Blunnie, a piano-based singer-songwriter performing her own songs, which fuse elements of jazz, pop and soul with classical music. Peter Doran, a folk-pop songwriter & Arrow in the Sky Multi-instrumentalists Conor McCauley and Brian Murphy, playing their unique blend of Irish-Americana.
+ SPOKEN WORD: Wasps vs Humans, a one man show, featuring poetry, rhythms, songs & slamming.
+ COMEDY: Carmody & Jones
+ SKETCH COMEDY: The Brownbread Players (Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Kalle Ryan (with guest appearances by other McDonaghs))
Find links to all performers here www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177365105667398

Every Wed from 21:00-23:00, The Swing Factory (Paul Sweeney – trumpet, Neil McMahon sax, Bob Whelan vocals/keys Dave Fleming bass, Ian Hyland – drums) will be playing Jazz in O’Reilly’s Pub in Sandymount, D4. Admission is free.

* 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
* “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.thezodiacsessions.com/
* “The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday. www.hamletsweeney.com/events/
* The Alex Mathias Jazz Quartet will perform every Thursday from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street. www.alexmathias.com/
* 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).
* Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 with DJ Dotsie later. The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Admission is free.


Thurs 01 + Fri 02 Sept: UCD Newman House, 85/86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
“Religion, Toleration and Coexistence: an historical dialogue” is the title of this symposium organised by the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland.
“Eschewing a discipline-focused presentation of papers and opinions, this symposium aims to assemble a small number of distinguished humanities scholars specialising in early modern concerns and social scientists working on contemporary issues of religion, globalisation and conflict with a view to discussing conceptual interlinkages between the generic themes of religion, toleration and co-existence. It is hoped that by supporting a dialogue between experts in early modern religion and culture and social scientists, this event will facilitate a mutually-beneficial interchange of ideas and concepts.” Admission is free, but booking is essential: Contact Kathleen Middleton (kathleen.middleton@ucd.ie). Further details are here : www.ucd.ie/hii/research/protestantsprintandgaeliccultureinireland1567-1722/ucdhiievents/#d.en.69584

Thurs 01, 08, 15, 22 + 29 Sept: 13:00 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. – “Crime and the City: Crime and Drugs” is the title of a series of crime related lunchtime readings and discussions in the Central Library over the five Thursdays of September. This series brings together writers from fiction and biography with researchers from social sciences to inform, entertain and promote discussion.
01 Sep – Declan Burke – Crime Author
08 Sep – Johnny Connolly – Criminologist
15 Sep – John Lonergan – Former prison Governor
22 Sep – Cormac Millar – Crime Author
29 Sep – Paul O’Mahony – Criminologist
Admission is free but booking is advised as space is limited: 01-8734333.
Find details about the individual contributors on

Thurs 01 Sept: 18:00-20:00 – Temple Bar
Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues from 18:00-20:00 on the first Thursday of every month. The 19 participating Cultural Spaces are Block T, Clyne Gallery, Centre for Creative Practices, Debbie Paul Studio & Gallery, Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin Civic Trust, Fishbowl Gallery /Exchange Dublin, Gallery of Photography, Gallery Zozimus, Graphic Studio Gallery, Mad Art Gallery & Studio, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, NGG – No Grants Gallery, Project Arts Centre, The Green Gallery, The Green On Red Gallery, The Lab, Jam Art Factory, The Doorway Gallery. templebar.ie/Event/First_Thursdays_Dublin

Thurs: 20:30 – O’Reilly’s Rock Bar, underneath Tara Street DART Station, Dublin 2
If you are a Singer, Songwriter, play an Instrument or just want to jam then come to the Railway Sessions in O’Reilly’s every Thurs at 20:00 and showcase maybe a new song or a cover. All performing musicians will receive a complimentary drink. The event starts at 20:30. To contact the organisers: info@dublinsocialtv.ie An Indie-Rock Club starts immediately afterwards at 23:00. Admission free.

Thurs 01 Sept: 20:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
“This Nachez have been quietly developing unique sounds in their own studio for the past couple of years. The music consists of a fusion of various genres and styles; the members are influenced by bands such as System of a Down, Stevie Wonder, Led Zepplin and The Band. Combined with a raw honesty and a quest to reach spiritual heights through the music, this band aims to leave an imprint in your memory. A high-energy performance and a set-list to back it up are guaranteed.” www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/08/25/this-nachez-010911/

Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. There is no cover charge. The theme for September will be “Gangsters” and the films are: 01 Sept Scarface, 08 Sept Casino, 15 Carlitos Way, 22 Goodfellas, 29 The Departed. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

Thurs 01 Sept: 21:00 – Sin É, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
In February the pub Sin È was closed down due to high rents, but just about 4 weeks later it opened up again and is doing well since. The new owners (?) are running regular live music events and one regular event is with the Brazilian Soul + Funk Band “Banda Baque Soul” on Thursdays. www.facebook.com/sin.e.dublin?sk=wall

Thurs 01 Sept: 21:30-23:30 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Dundrum
The McGrane family with Con Butler, Gerry Fitzpatrick & Cathy McEvoy will perform at the Cabin Sessions. Special Guests are Andreq Basquille (Songwriter), Elga Fox (Folk/Jazz), Tim Hawkins Richard Hawkins & Cathal Cusack (Trad American).

* Lunchtime Market at Christ Church Cathedral from 12:00-15:00. www.irishvillagemarkets.ie/christchurch.php
* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s, Dame Street (formerly Le Cirk) with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00 and the line up is here: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000163463304&sk=wall
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* Open Music Night in Darky Kellys pub in Fishamble Street, Christ Church, Dublin 8 organised by the music duo R.E.D.. Would you like to perform or just listen? Names of contributors are taken from 21:30 and the gig starts at 22:00. www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Mic-Night-Dublin/121048244620948
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN


Fri 02 Sept: 22:00 – Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2.The Ubangi Stomp Club returns to the Odessa Club for a night of wild and primitive rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and rhythm ‘n’ blues from the 50s and early 60s. Dancers and sharp dressers particularly welcome. Admission free and all are welcome. www.facebook.com/ubangistompclub


This section contains events that will happen in the future. Some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

Sat 03 Sept: 20:00-23:00 – The Sugar Club, Lwr Leeson St., Dublin 2
Some of you know that I sing in the backing choir of the best Elvis Tribute Band. Kevin Doyle heads this band in the role of Elvis Presley and he is just brilliant. But there has been a past that had nothing to do with Elvis and it is time to go back to the roots and mix all influences a bit. On Sat Kevin and the Band will be in the Sugar Club for a Soul + Rhythm&Blues + a sprinkling of Elvis gig. An 18 piece band with full brass section and backing choir will perform for you and all is free. I normally would DEFINITELY be there as well, BUT next weekend I am in London for a training course. Darn! I hope, though, that many of you will be at the gig and will tell me all about it afterwards! :-) Put it in your calendar, it will be a super gig! www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250679961619740

Tues 06 Sept: 11:00-18:00 – Croke Park Stadium, Hogan Suite, Jones Road, Dublin 3
This is a tradeshow and therefore not an event that is suitable for everyone, but I know that a good few of you will be interested. Have a look at the exhibitor list and find via this link as well the vast amount of free seminars: www.forwardevents.co.uk/roadshows/dublin/exhibitors-list.html Tickets are free for trade visitors, but you should register now!

Thurs 15 Sept – 20 Oct: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. This Start Your Own Business course costs elsewhere approx. EUR 175, but in the Central Library you can get it for free. Another example of exemplary services provided by the Libraries in Dublin!
The course consists of a series of six free lectures to assist new and existing small business owners and managers. The lectures will be provided by Dublin City Enterprise Board trainers and will include novel ways to overcome some of the challenges of starting a business despite the current economic challenges. For the first time a lecture element on Ethnic Entrepreneurship will be included to cater for the City’s diverse population.
The lectures are
* 15 Sept An Introduction to Self Employment
* 22 Sept Ideas Generation & Market Research
* 29 Sept Ethnic Entrepreneurship
* 06 Oct Financing your Business
* 13 Oct Marketing on a Shoestring
* 20 Oct Business Planning Structure
Importantly, you HAVE TO book a place and because it is a VERY popular series of lectures, you better hurry! Send an e-mail to businesslibrary@dublincity.ie www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks

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

I had planned to share with you here what I see as the reasons for the problems with and ultimate cancellation of the People’s Festival, but my explanation got too long to include it here. So instead, you can find it at my blog (which is an occasional and infrequently blog). Check it here if you are interested: www.joergsteegmueller.com/2011/08/26/peoples-festival-cancellation/

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Have a great week and enjoy all those free events! Net week I will be in London for a training course for the whole weekend, but – as always – you WILL get a Dublin Event Guide. However it might be a slightly slimmer version.

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