Event Guide 224: Dublin Oktoberfest, Science Gallery Workshops, Green Drinks, Poetry Day, Open House
| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 224
| 30 September 2011 Subscribers: 9853
I hope you had a great Culture Night and a nice weekend. I was in Rimini (Italy) for a 4-day training course called “Unleash the Power Within” with Anthony Robbins. Great stuff and a lot of fun. One of the highlights of the seminar is the firewalk, where you walk in your bare feet across 650 degree hot coal! But there is lots more and I entirely enjoyed it. Apart from the interesting seminar there was some other interesting aspect: 5000 people were at that seminar in one BIG hall of the Rimini Fiera and there was a moment when I realised that all of us of the Dublin Event Guide Community could have filled this massive hall TWICE!! :-)
Last night I had the opportunity to go to an opening night performance of the Dublin Theatre Festival. The performance was called “Donka. A letter to Chekhov” and all I can say is WOW! Funny, breathtaking and entertaining…all in right measures. There are only four performances of this play (30 Sept, 01 Oct and 02 Oct) and there are still tickets available for the matinee (afternoon) shows on Sat and Sun (Friday is sold out). I strongly recommend to go despite the fact that it is not free. This play is definitely worth it! For more information and to buy tickets go to dublintheatrefestival.com/programme/display.asp?Eventid=587&m= If you can’t go, you can at least find some impressive pictures etc here donkashow.com/donka.html
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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.
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.
BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED WITH LIFE?
Are you bothered, bewildered or just bogged down with life at the moment? – Mary Keating, MA, trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist, is available for appointments in Custom House Medical Centre, IFSC or at 20 Lower Baggot Street. Please phone 01-6776253 or 0868783086 or email email@example.com for enquiries or to make an appointment. Her fees are appropriate to circumstances, so talk to her if you could do with some help and support. www.agalma.ie/therapists/mary-keating
This week there is no big event. So, I will do some catch up. I plan to go to the Botanic Gardens (finally) to see the Sculptures in Context Exhibition, then the National Museum in Collins Barracks is on the plan and on Sunday evening I will be again in Gardiner Street Church for the Gospel Mass of the Gardiner Street Gospel Chor. During the week I will not have any time this week to go to events, but I Hope you will find something that interests you.
I am already looking forward to the Open House event next weekend (see Friday), I discovered amazingly interesting buildings in the last two years and can’t wait to see more!
FEILE DRAIOCHTA – FESTIVAL OF IRISH MAGIC & SPIRITUALITY
The Féile Draíochta, a Festival of Irish Magic & Spirituality is the annual festival of Irish earth based spirituality and takes place on Sat 01 October in the Camden Court Hotel, D2 from 09:00-17:30. Talks and workshops (mediation/ belly dance etc) will run all day from some of Ireland’s most knowledgeable speakers. It’s all to do with Irish heritage, fun, your body, mind and spirit! There will be stalls there on the day too. A full list of their schedule can be found at www.feiledraiochta.com/
Tickets are EUR 25 at the door for all day and the organisers have made one pair of tickets available for a competition. The lucky winner is Therese O’Reilly! Congrats!
NEW MAPS AND SIGNS IN DUBLIN
On 26 September the newest maps and signs that will support the earlier introduced new direction signs have been launched. Twenty double-sided map panels will provide pedestrians with a new navigational tool to get around the streets of Dublin. Locations for the signs are Grafton St, Merrion Square, Heuston and Connolly Stations, Temple Bar and three locations on O’Connell St. (Not sure how these 8 locations equate to 20 signs, maybe there is more than one in some of the streets.) The Wayfinding System will tell you where to find the nearest Luas or dublinbikes stop, how to get to a gallery, museum, train station or park. All 20 are individually designed and are back-lit to be visibile in darkness as well. 60 directional signposts were already installed in 2010, further 24 sign posts will be installed and the 20 map panels complete the new “Wayfinding System”. www.dublincity.ie/Press/PressReleases/PressReleasesSeptember2011/Pages/Pedestriansfindinganewwaytogetaroundcapital%E2%80%99sstreets.aspx
DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL
The Fringe Festival has come to the end, so now it is time for the Dublin Theatre Festival. From 29 Sept – 16 October the Theatre Festival will run and the programme is full of events. Unfortunately there are no theatre performances available that are free and unlike in previous year there has not even been one of the performances a free performance for the masses. A couple of discussions and talks are free and you can find them here www.dublintheatrefestival.com/specialevents/ , but for theatre you will have to pay. www.dublintheatrefestival.com/
CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL
Throughout the whole October the Children’s Book Festival will take place in Ireland. Activities will be running in libraries, schools and arts centres. With everything from readings by popular authors, to writing and illustration workshops, plus storytelling, quizzes and competitions. This year’s programme includes a strong international flavour with authors Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Justin Somper (Vampirates), Andy Briggs (The new Tarzan series) and William Hussey (The Witchfinder series), sharing their writing experiences at events nationwide. Irish authors Derek Landy (The Skullduggery Pleasant series), Sarah Webb (the Amy Green series), Judi Curtin (the Alice series) and Oisin McGann (The Wisdom of Dead Men) will be involved as well. The festival is organised by Children’s Books Ireland. All details can be found on www.childrensbooksireland.ie
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RABBLE – MAGAZINE
A new (not for profit) magazine for Dublin was launched recently and the first issue is online and available for pick-up in a variety of locations in Dublin. The website explains: “rabble is a non-profit, newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. Rabble aims to create a space for the passionate telling of truth, muck-raking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority.” Have a look at rabble.ie
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FRENCH LANGUAGE SCHOOL – CITY CENTRE
Recently Emilie Champenois told me about her new French Language Business School and because she needs a bit of help to get the word out, I am very happy to tell you all about her new business. She currently runs classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Students in Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2. All teachers are native speakers and are experienced teaching French in Ireland. They will teach you the French language through games or visits of different Cultural Sires around Dublin in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. So it is not just book learning, but you EXPERIENCE real situations where you will be able to apply your language skills. There is also the possibility of private tuition and preparation for Junior/Leaving Certificates exams. Classes take place on Saturdays (1.5 hours) and are strictly limited to 8 people to maximize the students’ participation. The next starting date for the Beginners class is in early October and the rates seem to be extremely attractive. Give her a call to find out more!
Also on offer is a very unique way for Intermediate and Advanced Students to increase their skills: Lean and Socialise in French through the visits of Cultural and Heritage Sites in Dublin while speaking in French. The first class will be a Cocktail Party where all the students can get to know each other in a friendly environment. The next 3 classes will occur in different Cultural and Heritage sites of the city while discussing ideas in French and the last class will be a French Lunch Party.
If you are interested in learning French, contact Emilie by phone 086 30 40 950 or via email@example.com She doesn’t have a website yet, but is more than happy to help and advise over the phone or by e-mail and you can book that way as well.
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.
ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY – LIBRARY EXHIBITION
From 03 Oct: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 – Royal Irish Academy (RIA), Dawson Street, Dublin 2. – With over 35,000 items spanning almost 300 years, the Haliday Pamphlet Collection covers Irish and British social, economic, cultural and religious history, making this one of the largest and richest Irish interest collections of its kind. The exhibition not only highlights the life of an extraordinary Dublin merchant, social reformer, historian and bibliophile, but displays the vast wealth and scope of material available to researchers of Irish and British history at the RIA.
The Library will hold a series of free lunch time lectures around the exhibition in Spring 2012. Dates and details will be available later in the year. Admission is free. www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Library-Exhibition-%281%29.aspx
JAPE AND MORE – IN-STORE – TOWER RECORDS
Fri 30 Sept: 13:00+14:00+16:00-17:00 – Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
Jape (13:00) and White McKenzie (14:00) and Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters (16:00) and Waterboys (17:00) will be in Tower Records for an In-Store event. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=218
INK SLINGERS CREATIVE WRITING HOUR – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Fri 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
I am not sure if this event still takes place and everytime I decide not to include it anymore, it appears on the website of the Writers’ Centre claiming that it takes place every Friday. The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour 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. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html
INVENTING OUR OWN FUTURE – ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY
Fri 30 Sept: 14:00-18:00 – Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. “Inventing Our Own Future: Engineers and the Innovation Economy” is the title of this event in the RIA. Professor Sir Michael Brady, Information Engineering, University of Oxford, Dr Nigel Burton, President, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK and Professor James McLaughlin, NIBEC, University of Ulster will discuss
+ Is engineering innovation served well with an intrapreneurship model in Ireland (ie within universities and larger multi-nationals)? and
+ How can future investment in engineering research improve performance in both research quality but also impact innovation?
This forum aims to act as a counterpoint to current discussions on the innovation economy and add to the national debate surrounding such policies. More details
KANYU TREE – HMV GRAFTON STREET
Fri 30 Sept: 17:00 – HMV Grafton Street, Dublin 2
The Kanyu Tree will be playing live and signing copies of their debut album ‘People Street’ in HMV. hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080
SALMON POETRY LAUNCH – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Fri 30 Sept: 19:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
“Daytime Astronomy” by Paul Grattan is Grattan’s 2nd poetry collection and it will be launched on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html
LIVE MUSIC – CORNUCOPIA RESTAURANT
Cornucopia Café & Restaurant (19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2) 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 (06 Oct, 20 Oct, 03 Nov) 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 that often have customers singing along and requesting their favourites.
SINGLES NIGHT – CLARION HOTEL IFSC
Fri 30 Sept: 20:00-00:30 – Kudos Bar, The Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 1
Two friends of mine have identified that 1-2-1 is very time-consuming, especially because it is a hit-and-miss effort where the “chat” can be VERY awkward if you know already in the first 5 seconds that there is no chemistry whatsoever and all you want is any excuse to leave early. To help that, this singles night will give you a chance to meet all the girls/guys you’ve been chatting to via Facebook, Bebo, MySpace and Dating Sites and want to meet in person. You can then quickly establish who you’d like to date, who you’d like as a friend and who you never, ever want to see again. There is no speed dating and no formal programme to this evening, the idea is rather to meet in a normal bar environment but with the difference that you and everyone is there for one reason…to meet others.
So invite your friends to it to make sure that there is a good mix of people. Admision is free and the organisers will do their best to make sure no girls or guys are left on their own. www.facebook.com/notes/paul-hurley/dublin-singles-night-friday-september-30th-entry-is-free/10150379761775097
LIVE MUSIC – STILLORGAN ORCHARD
The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 30 Sept Santoria (6pc band)
Sat 01 Oct Cajun Kings
Sun 02 Oct Minus Seven (12 piece Big Band Jazz) 18:00-20:00
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00. www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html www.facebook.com/thestillorganorchard?sk=wall
QUE PEZON – STONEY’S BAR, HILL STREET
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
REGULAR EVENTS – FRIDAY
* 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
DUBLIN OKTOBERFEST – GEORGE’S DOCK
The Oktoberfest at George’s Dock continues until 09 Oct. Opening times are Mon-Sat 12:00-00:30, Sun 12:00-20:00. More 30 German food stands are available for you and Erdinger beer is the beer provider. You can reserve tables, but you better check the details about that on the website www.oktoberfest-dublin.de/ Otherwise make sure that you come as early as possible or alternatively you will find LOOOONG queues at the entrance to the platform if you want to make your way to the beer tent. You have to buy a wristband after 22:00 to be allowed to purchase beer. The wristband is EUR 6 and you get EUR 5 in food for it – and EUR 1 goes to a charity. Allegedly this is an alcohol license stipulation (you have to eat a “substantial meal” to be allowed to remain on site after 22:00).
LOCAL HISTORY DAY – DUBLIN CITY LIBRARY
Sat 01 Oct: 10:00-15:30 – Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. This is a full day seminar on local history and the complete programme is here www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/Local_History_Day.aspx Admission is free but booking is essential. For further information and booking contact the Dublin City Library on 01-6744806 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IRISH AID VOLUNTEERING FAIR
Sat 01 Oct: 11:00-16:00 – Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Irish Aid is hosting a public information fair in the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Saturday. The Volunteering Fair will have information stands with over 25 long and short-term volunteering organisations participating. There will be presentations from participating organisations every half hour starting at 11:00. www.irishaid.gov.ie/centre/events_detail.asp?eventID=476
HA’PENNY FLEA MARKET
The extremely active and buzzing Grand Social (formerly Pravda) near Ha’Penny Bridge is running a Flea Market in the pub every Sat from 11:00-17:00. 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 email@example.com thegrandsocial.ie/event/hapenny-flea www.facebook.com/pages/Hapenny-Flea-Market-at-The-Grand-Social/155979801107323
NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENTS
+ There are no special free events taking place on Sat 01 Oct.
RACHEL ALLEN – BOOK SIGNING – EASON
Sat 01 Oct: 12:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Rachel Allen will be signing “Easy Meals” on Saturday. In her new book she shares her ultimate fast and easy family recipes.
HAIKU WRITING WALK – BLACKROCK
Sat 01 Oct: 12:00 – Blackrock DART Station, Co. Dublin
The Irish Haiku Society will conduct a ginko (an organised haiku-writing walk/excursion) in Blackrock / Booterstown on Sat. The meeting point is outside the main entrance to Blackrock Dart Station. Everybody is very welcome to join in. Writing haiku or other poems in the course of a ginko is not in the least obligatory. (Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry.) For further details check dublincity.olx.ie/haiku-writing-walk-iid-256757737
FRANCESCA BROWN – BOOK SIGNING – EASON BLANCHARDSTOWN
Sat 01 Oct: 13:00 – Eason, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
Angel Whisperer Francesca Brown will be in Eason in Blanchardstown signing copies of her latest title Voices of Angels. www.easons.com/events_display.asp?K=e2011092614003239
THOUGHTS FROM THE FESTIVAL – PANEL DISCUSSION
Sat 01 + 08 Oct: 13:00 – Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar + Goethe-Institut, Merrion Square. As part of The Radical Mind programme the Dublin Theatre Festival presents two panel discussions:
+ “More Berlin than Boston?” will take place on 01 Oct at 13:00 in the Project Arts Centre, East Essex Street, Dublin 2
In the midst of the boom an Irish politician ignited debate by claiming that Ireland was economically and spiritually closer to Boston than Berlin. Ireland’s artists begged to differ. Some of the countless writers, actors and visual artists who flocked to Berlin in recent years to avail of its lower cost of living and thriving arts scene return to discuss why Berlin is so attractive and what Dublin can “learn” from Berlin.
Adrienne Goehler, former Senator (Minister) for Science, Research and Culture in the State of Berlin, now publisher and curator based in Berlin, will participate in the discussion. Other participants: Rachel West, theatre director, Berlin/Dublin
Denis Staunton, Irish Times, Foreign Editor, former Germany correspondent
+ “Radical Thoughts” will take place on 08 Oct at 13:00 in the Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Leading German and Irish commentators and artists discuss the constant presence of radical thought and experimentation at the centre of German culture and society. They will discuss the role of intellectuals in this debate on society values and the significance of the arts and artists for society.
Joachim Lux, artistic director of the Thalia Theater Hamburg/Germany, will participate in the discussion.
DAY TIME SUN WATCH – ASTRONOMY IRELAND
Sat 01 Oct: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin. Astronomy Ireland still continues their Daytime Sun Watches at their headquarters in Swords every Saturday, 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/sunwatch2011.php
STORYTELLING – AGE ACTION + MILK&COOKIES STORIES
Sat 01 Oct: 14:00-16:30 in Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin 1.
Age Action Ireland and Milk and Cookie Stories invited you to a pair of intergenerational storytelling events in celebration of ESB Electric Ireland Positive Ageing Week 201 (www.ageaction.ie/esb-electric-ireland-positive-ageing-week). The first event took place on Sat 24 Sept and was a fun, friendly (and free) gathering where you could meet neighbours (young and old), hear a story, tell a story and enjoy free coffee, tea, cookies and cakes.
Emerging from the event a week before, storytelling is taken to the stage of Liberty Hall Theatre with this fun, free storytelling show featuring tales of Dublin (and maybe beyond) told by storytellers of all ages. Hear stories told by young and old and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, cookies and cakes.
Contact Margaret or Keelin on 01-475-6989 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and to reserve your place and slice of cake. www.milkandcookiestories.com/
THE TRIAL OF DR LUTHER – PLAYREADING – THE NEW THEATRE
Sat 01 Oct: 15:00 – The New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“The Trial of Dr Luther” is a new play by Oliver McQuillan and a free playreading is taking place on Sat. A donation of EUR 3 is suggested. www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=7&gi_sn=4e856f61cc375|0
STEVE VALK – DANCE LECTURE – IMMA
Sat 1 Oct: 15:00 – Lecture Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8. The lecture “Negative Knowledge, is dance the art form of the 21st-Century?” by Steve Valk, will take place on Saturday. Contemporary Dance Dramaturge Steve Valk introduces the emerging field of Social Choreography as a real-world project of transformative aesthetic practice. This lecture is programmed in conjunction with the exhibition: Silent Witness / A Dancing Man, by choreographer Michael Klien who presents a simple work in dance for one week in IMMA’s east ground galleries from 4-9 October 2011. www.imma.ie/en/page_212442.htm
NATIONAL GALLERY – FAMILY PROGRAMME
Sat 02 Oct: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “The trees are in their autumn beauty…” with Susan Farrelly. Admission free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson
UKERISTIC CONGRESS – WHELAN’S
Sat 01 Oct: 19:00-21:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
The great Ukulele group “Ukeristic Congress” will perform in Whelan’s. I had the pleasure recently to hear the Ukerisitic Congress at the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire and if you like Ukulele music, then this band is for you. Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/5567
VINTAGE DRESS DANCE – WORKMAN’S CLUB
Sat 01 Oct: 20:00 – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
For the Vintage Dress Dance you will hear sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s and can enjoy yourself jiving, shimmying and with all manner of retro fun and frollicks. Admission is free. www.theworkmansclub.com/2011/09/26/vintage-dress-dance-011011/
RHYTHM ROCKER – THE GLOBE
“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
REGULAR SATURDAY EVENTS
* 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.
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY
Sun 02 Oct: 12:00-17:00 – St Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse St, Dublin 2
The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is celebrating World Vegetarian Day 2011 and everybody is invited. There will be plenty of stalls with a focus on: food, animal rights, environmental, booksellers, etc. There will also be talks shall also be plenty of talks with speakers John Carmody (ARAN), Dr Vincent Carroll (Former chairperson of VSI), Dr Jon Green (CEO UK Vegetarian Society), Ed Long (Vegan Ireland), Silvia Packter (Sseduced Raw Foods), Stephanie O’Flynn (PhD Student, NUI Galway), Rina Whyte (BDes, Dip Nutritional Therapy). www.vegetarian.ie/.
FOOD MARKET – FARMLEIGH HOUSE
Sun 02 Oct: 10:00-17:00 – Farmleigh House at the Castleknock end of Phoenix Park. From 10:00-17:00 the Food Market with a selection of food produce by artisans from around Ireland will take place in the Farmyard
CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP – PHOENIX PARK
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 02 Oct Self Portrait (Bring a Mirror), 09 Oct: Bats in the Park, 16 Oct: Birds and their habitats, 23 Oct: Halloween Art and 30 Oct: Halloween Masks. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring 01-6770095.
SUNDAY AT NOON – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 02 Oct: 12:00-13:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Sundays at Noon Concert Series takes place in the beautiful Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Now in its 35th year, 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 is with the National Chamber Choir. www.hughlane.ie/sunday-concerts
RUTA BAR-BOOT SALE
Sun 02 Oct: 12:30-19:00 – Ruta Pub, 199 Capel Street, Dublin
This is a BAR-Boot Sale NOT a CAR-Boot Sale as you might read in other places. ;-) In essence it is a Car-Boot Sale without the car boot in a pub. Every seller can bring whatever they want to sell and for sellers and buyers participation/admission is free. For this Sunday’s event all stalls are booked, but watch that space if you have things to sell! www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=208135432579028
WILLIE DOHERTY – LECTURE – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 02 Oct: 13:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The artist Willie Doherty will present a lecture on his current exhibition “Disturbance” on Sunday. Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/462-artiststalk-doherty
DUBLIN SKETCHERS – SUNDAY MEET-UP
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.
NATIONAL MUSEUM EVENT
+ The Hands on History event will take place on Sun 02 Oct from 15:00-16:00 in Collins Barracks and is for all ages. What can we find out from objects, how do we look for the clues and what stories can they reveal? Drop in to explore some of the Museum’s collection of objects for handling. No booking required. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2483
NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
Sun 02 Oct: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Why does surrealist art fascinate people?” with Dr Riann Coulter, Curator, F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson
SUNDAY SKETCHING – HUGH LANE GALLERY
Sun 02 Oct: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “At the Market: The Fishmarket Patrick Street by Walter Osborne”. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming
SAUCY SUNDAYS – THE GRAND SOCIAL
Sun 02 Oct: 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 line-up will be: Ciaran Lenehan, Neon Wolf, Super Blondes, Myles Manley, John Edgar Voe, The Na ked & Unashamed, Saccade, Mike Scala (NY). For all details including links to the bands, go to www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=wall
SANTORIA – SOUL BAND – PORTERHOUSE NORTH
Sun 02 Oct: 21:00 – Santoria, a 4 piece soul band will perform in the Porterhouse North in Glasnevin, Dublin 9 on Sunday. www.santoria.ie/santorialive.html
REGULAR SUNDAY EVENTS
* 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 invites to a Gospel Mass 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.
MUSIC AND POETRY OF ROBERT BURNS – CENTRAL LIBRARY
Mon 03 Oct: 11:00 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry St., Dublin 1
Dr Fred Freeman introduces children to the music and poetry of Robert Burns. The workshop provides an introduction to Robert Burns (Scotland’s bard) through singing, tapping-out rhythms, listening and questioning. It begins with a brief discussion of the relationship between Ireland and Scotland and much of the concentration is on Burns’s life and interests, Burns as a folk musician (his vocation as a fiddler & his use of mouth music & traditional dance forms – jigs, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes – traditions shared between Ireland & Scotland), his use of language (Scots language & English) and the stories behind the songs. Admission is free, but booking is essential. For more information and to book contact the Central Library: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/Children%27s_Book_Fest_2011_Freeman.aspx
WALK IN WORKSHOPS – SCIENCE GALLERY
Mon 03 – Fri 07 Oct: 13:00-16:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The Science Gallery is running a variety of walk in workshops in the coming week that you can take part in. The Science Gallery describes “…Start your own bot race with a toothbrush and a motor, make your own battery powered robotic drawing machine and then let it create a masterpiece for you. Create your own lava lamp without electricity and make your own electricity using lemon juice. Pimp your fridge with your own LED installation, learn about microscopy and the bugs around us and in us! Extract your own DNA from your spit! Magnetic art and the physics of foam – we have it all!” Check at reception for details when you walk in. Admission is free. www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/10/walk-workshops
SONGS OF IRISH EMIGRATION – MUSIC LIBRARY
Mon 03 Oct: 13:00-14:00 – Music Library, Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry St., Dublin 1. “Songs of Irish Emigration: Robert Tannahill” is an illustrated lecture by Dr. Fred Freeman. The lecture, drawing musical examples from the COMPLETE SONGS OF ROBERT TANNAHILL, concentrates on a unique collection of songs – with their Irish melodies and subject matter written in defence of the early 19th-century Irish emigrants to Scotland. Admission is free, but booking is essential. Book via email@example.com or via 01-8734333 www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME – FILM SCREENING – IFI
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings. Two programmes will be shown in an alternating way during the week and a new addition is a double bill on Saturdays. Admission is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.
A double bill be shown on Saturdays 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Oct at 13:00: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7549&Date=01/10/2011&PageID=15
The first programme will be shown on Mon 03 Oct, Wed 12 Oct, Mon 17 Oct, Wed 26 Oct, Mon 31 Oct at 13:10:
The second programme is on Wed 05 Oct, Mon 10 Oct, Wed 19 Oct and Mon 24 Oct at 13:10: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7551&Date=05/10/2011&PageID=15
SONG CYCLE – WHELAN’S
Mon: 20:00 – Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Song Cycle is a weekly singer songwriter showcase every Monday, upstairs in Whelan’s. This week’s line up is Scott McWatt, Emily Whelan, Keith O’Reilly, Daniel Tobin. Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/5479
REGULAR MONDAY EVENTS
* 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.
NATIONAL GALLERY LECTURE
Tues 04 Oct: 10:30-11:15 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Re-addressing Irish Art and Modernism” with Dr S.B. Kennedy, Art Historian and Writer. Free Public Lecture will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson
DOUGLAS HYDE GALLERY – AUTUMN DISCUSSIONS
Tues 04 Oct: 17:00 – Douglas Hyde Gallery,
The Douglas Hyde Gallery presents a series of ten weekly discussion groups focusing on key elements in the Gallery’s recent exhibition programme, taking into account films, music, and texts relating to the proposed themes. The groups will be introduced by John Hutchinson and discussions led by Kathy Tynan.
The discussion groups will take place each Tuesday from 13 September 2011. Interested participants should ideally be available for all ten sessions. Numbers are very limited so please confirm your attendance with the Gallery in advance.
VEGETARIANISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT – GREEN DRINKS
Tues 04 Oct: 18:00 – Messrs Maguire (Top Floor), O’Connell Bridge, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. Green Drinks, a monthly meeting about green and environmentally friendly life didn’t take place for quite a few month, but now it is back as a co-operation between the Irish Wildlife Trust and www.leafliving.com. The topic at the next event will be “Vegetarianism and the Environment”. Martin O’Sullivan of the Vegetarian Society of Ireland will talk about the topic. www.leafliving.com & iwt.ie/events/ www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129069207193283
ART AND SCIENCE – TALK – DUBLIN CONTEMPORARY
Tues 04 Oct: 18:00 – Dublin Contemporary – Earlsfort Terrace
“Crossing the Line: Contemporary Art and Science” is the title of this talk. Dr. Michael John Gorman, Director of the Science Gallery, will talk about the crossover between science and the visual arts. Although the links date back to the Renaissance, there has been a recent resurgence in exploration of the possibilities this marriage presents and a number of works in the Dublin Contemporary 2011 directly relate to these exciting ideas. Admission is free, but you have to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
BENEDICT KELLY – BOOK LAUNCH – GUTTER BOOKSHOP
Tues 04 Oct: 18:30-20:00 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
The launch of ‘Arthur Quinn and the World Serpent’ by Alan Early is taking place on Tuesday. “What did the Vikings bury under the city of Dublin and why did they leave it there?” This the launch of the first children’s book by Irish author Alan Early. Admission is free. gutterbookshop.com/
ANTHONY CRONIN CELEBRATION – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Tues 04 Oct: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Anthony Cronin was a founding member of Aosdána and long been a leading figure on the Irish literary scene. As well as several collections of poetry, including the newly published The Fall, Anthony Cronin has written a number of prose works, including biographies of Flann O’Brien and Samuel Beckett, the classic memoir of Dublin in the fifties, Dead as Doornails. This evening will be a celebration of his achievements. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html
MUTEFISH – MERCANTILE
Tues 04 Oct: 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. Admission is free. www.dublinsessions.ie/mercantile.html
FILM SCREENING – LA DOLCE VITA
Tues 04, 11 Oct: 21:00 – La Dolce Vita Wine Bar, 5 Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. La Dolce Vita will run live music events every weekend and film screening every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Admission is free.
The cinema event is a retrospective about the original and expressive Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki. Some of his best films will be screened and a special show will take place on the last night with original live music performance played during the screening. The screenings are 04 Oct: Man without a past, 11 Oct: Absurd Lights.
REGULAR TUESDAY EVENTS
* 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
FIRST WEDNESDAY – OPW SITES
Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. Since the Office of Public Works (OPW) has launched an initiative to encourage more people to visit the historic sites that it manages, this is only the second First Wednesday. Most sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will now be free every first Wednesday from now until the end of the year.
In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this will affect the following sites:
+ The Casino, Marino
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow
All other OPW sites in Greater Dublin are already free. – Expect a huge amount of people on 05 October at these sites, so be early. www.rte.ie/news/2011/0706/heritage.html The list of all sites that are affected nationwide is here www.rte.ie/news/2011/0706/heritage1.pdf
HEALTH RECRUITMENT EXPO – RDS CONCERT HALL
Wed 05 Oct: 13:00-20:00 – RDS, Concert Hall, Dublin 4
“The Health Recruitment Expo 2011, the UK and Ireland’s only recruitment exhibition dedicated to the domestic & overseas recruitment of Health & Health Sector related professionals will take place in the RDS. Featuring national and regional health boards, government officials, employers, recruiters and service providers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, Europe and Ireland, this is the ideal place for Nurses, Medical, Allied Health, Dentists and Social Care professionals looking to make that big move.” www.healthrecruitmentexpo.com/
ENTREPRENEURS LIVE – TALK – NOVA UCD
Wed 05 Oct: 13:00 – NovaUCD, Belfield Campus, UCD
NovaUCD ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ is a seminar with Raymond Coyle, Largo Foods. He will share his experiences in setting-up and running a successful enterprise especially in challenging economic times. The speakers of this new series of talks will also emphasise the lessons they have learnt and reveal the highs and lows that they have encountered along their entrepreneurial journeys. After each seminar attendees will have an opportunity to question the guest entrepreneur.
LUNCHTIME READING – TWISTED PEPPER
Wed 05 Oct: 13:15 – 3FE, Twisted Pepper, Abbey St, Dublin 1.
This is a regular literary even run by the Seven Towers Agency, a small publishing house and event host in Twisted Pepper. Contributors are Pauline Fayne, Eileen Keane and Catherine Ann Cullen. www.indymedia.ie/article/99476
IRISH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – LECTURE – BOTANIC GARDEN
Wed 05 Oct: 15:00 – National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
An introduction to Landscape Architecture in Ireland, its themes and key concepts, showcasing some leading works, explaining their relevance and importance, giving a thought provoking insight into the future direction of Landscape Architecture in Ireland will take place in the Botanic Gardens. The lecture is entitled “Contemporary Irish Landscape Architecture” and will be delivered by Jonathan Gannon.
HARP SEMINAR – CMC
Wed 05 Oct: 18:00-19:00 – Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. With illustrated examples on the concert harp Cliona Doris will discuss works by composers Brian Boydell, Ian Wilson, Deirdre McKay, Michael Alcorn, Jason Geistweidt and John Buckley. Dr. Cliona Doris is one of Ireland’s leading concert harpists. www.cmc.ie
FILM SCREENING – INSTITUTO CERVANTES
Wed 05 Oct: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. – The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to the film screening of “Sumas y Restas” (2004) by Victor Gaviria (in Spanish with English subtitles). dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha75502_16_2.htm
GREAT WRITING – GREAT PLACES
Wed 05 Oct: 18:00 – Whitefriar Street Church, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
“Getting to the Heart of it” is the next free event in this event series. You will hear tales of romance in the resting place of St. Valentine’s heart with authors Claire Allen, Colette Caddle and Michelle Jackson. For further information, check www.dublincityofliterature.ie or www.writing.ie
COMHLAMH FIRST WEDNESDAY DEBATE
Wed 05 Oct: 18:15-19:45: Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Comhlámh’s, the Irish Association of Development Workers and Volunteers, First Wednesday Debates were a regular series of events in recent years, but before the new event next week there was only one other such debate in 2011. The second debate this year will take place on Wed and will have the topic “The IMF undermines national development around the world”. Admission is free. www.comhlamh.org/bewleys-debates-are-back.html
JAZZ – O’REILLY’S PUB – SANDYMOUNT
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.
PINKTOBER COMEDY NIGHT – HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Wed 05 Oct: 21:00 – Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“Pinktober” is a series of events in October in the Hard Rock Café that has the purpose to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. On Wed a Comedy Night will start the series of events and the Comedy Night will feature Ghost Train Willy. “Dublin’s hottest, newest and fiercest sketch troupe Ghost Train Willy and Karnage, who will open the show with improvised comedy, are donating their time to help raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.” The website says that admission is free, so I guess money will be raised through collections, raffles etc. www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/events.aspx?LocationID=392&MIBenumID=3
REGULAR WEDNESDAY EVENTS
* 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.
PICTURE CLINIC – NATIONAL GALLERY
Thurs 06 Oct: 10:00-12:00 National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
At this monthly event National Gallery Curators appraise paintings, prints and drawings brought into the Gallery. No appointments necessary. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson
ALL IRELAND POETRY DAY – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Thurs 06 Oct: Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Poetry Ireland is running an All-Ireland Poetry Day on 06 Oct. A poetry reading can be found in almost every county across Ireland and in Dublin the Irish Writers’ Centre is the Poetry Day headquarters. For details check www.poetryireland.ie and
CELTIC ROSE – LUNCHTIME RECITAL – ST ANN’S CHURCH
Thurs 06 Oct: 13:10 – St. Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Celtic Rose will be in St. Ann’s Church for a recital of classical favourites and own arrangements. Celtic Rose is a Dublin based Classical Crossover Ensemble made up of three of Ireland’s foremost classical musicians (Emer Barry (Soprano), Aisling Ennis (Harp), Mary McCague (Violin)). www.celticrose.ie
TREES AT GLASNEVIN – GUIDED WALK – BOTANIC GARDEN
Thurs 06 Oct: 14:30: National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
A guided walk “Remarkable Trees at Glasnevin” will take place on the National Tree Day on Thursday. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm
HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES – WORKSHOPS
Thurs 06- Sat 08 Oct: Temple Bar and adjacent venues
Hard Working Class Heroes is a yearly Showcase Festival and Conference for New Music. Over 3 days, 100 bands will perform in 6 venues (Button Factory, The Mercantile, Grand Social, Shebeen Chic Twisted Pepper and The Workmans Club), but the concerts are not free, instead the weekend tickets are EUR 45 plus fees and nightly tickets are EUR 20 plus fees. The workshops, mentor sessions etc on the other hand are free as far as I understand. You will find the complete schedule here www.hwch.net/convention.html Double-check if there are cost and check as well if you have to pre-book for any of the sessions.
INNOVATION SHOWCASE – TRINITY COLLEGE
Thurs 06 Oct: 16:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
An Innovation and Technologies Showcase will take place in Trintiy College. Meet the innovative researchers in the areas of Technology, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Information Technology available for commercial use, for hands on demos of what their technologies can do for your business. All are welcome, admission is free and there will be some refreshments. www.trinityenterprisenetwork.ie eventsden.com/innovation-and-technologies-showcase-in-dublin-on-thursday-6th-october-2011/
MOON + JUPITER WATCH – PHOENIX PARK
Thurs 06 Oct: 18:00-23:00 – Papal Cross, Phoenix Park
Astronomy Ireland is taking part in this week’s World Space Week and will run a Moon and Jupiter Watch in Thurs 06 October. Their website doesn’t confirm the location and times, but I found information elsewhere that indicates that Phoenix Park will be the location for this free event. To confirm the details and to find out more, go to www.astronomy.ie/spaceweek2011.php
FIRST THURSDAY DUBLIN
Thurs 06 Oct: 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. It is like a mini-culture night that is limited to Galleries and venues in Temple Bar. ;-) 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
AUTHOR EVENING – EASON
Thurs 06 Oct: 18:00 – Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
An Evening with Sophie McKenzie, Andy Briggs & Andrew Lane will take place in Eason on Thursday. Meet the authors from 18:00. There will be a Q&A and signing along with a host of other goodies. This is a ticketed event so book your place in the book store or call 01 8583815 to secure your place.
START AND GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS
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
* 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 email@example.com www.dceb.ie/starting-a-business/library-talks
RAILWAY SESSIONS – OPEN MIC – O’REILLY’S ROCK BAR
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: firstname.lastname@example.org An Indie-Rock Club starts immediately afterwards at 23:00. Admission free.
ODEON MOVIE CLUB
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 October will be “Horrors” and the films are: On 06 Oct, the Odeon will show an Area 22 Rugby Supporters event and then the Movie Club will resume on 13 Oct: 13 Oct The Omen, 20 Oct The Shining, 27 Oct The Thing on the 27th.. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html
PINKTOBER – LIVE MUSIC – HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Thurs 06 Oct: 21:00 – Hard Rock Café, 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
“Pinktober” is a series of events in October in the Hard Rock Café that has the purpose to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Live music events will take place every Thursday and the first event on 06 Oct will feature Johnny Rayge + ITO. The website says that admission is free, so I guess money will be raised through collections etc. www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/events.aspx?LocationID=392&MIBenumID=3
BANDA BAQUE SOUL BAND – SIN E
Thurs 06 Oct: 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
REGULAR THURSDAY EVENTS
* 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
* Songs from a Café is a Dublin singer-songwriter showcase session, dedicated to the art of contemporary songwriting. 20:00-22:00 at Brick Alley Cafe. www.facebook.com/songsfromacafe
* “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
PATRICK COTTER – LUNCHTIME READING – IRISH WRITERS’ CENTRE
Fri 07 Oct: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
This October and November a series of free Lunchtime Readings will take place in the Irish Writers’ Centre in association with Poetry Ireland. Each Friday there will be either a prose or a poetry reading. The first reading is by Patrick Cotter.
OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN
Fri 07 – Sun 09 Oct: Various venues in County Dublin
Open House is a great event where you can visit buildings that are normally not easily accessible and in nearly all cases architects that often were directly or indirectly involved in building or renovating the building will provide a guided tour. The event is organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, but is very much suited for everyone who is interested in buildings that surround us. There is an extensive programme and you will find a booklet in some venues in town (e.g. Tourist Office) or you can check it out online at www.openhousedublin.com/ Click on the categories Residential, Cultural / Educational, Public / Community and Office / Commercial. Most buildings are available for visits on Saturday OR Sunday, but there are some that can only be visited on Friday. So make sure you check it out before the weekend!
CALL TO FATIMA – PRAYER – ST MARY OF THE ANGELS CHURCH
Fri 07 – Sun 09 Oct: St Mary of the Angels Church, Dublin 7
A “The Call to Fatima” triduum in honour of “Our Lady of the Rosary” will take place at St Mary of the Angels Church, Dublin 7, a church run by Irish Capuchin Franciscans. Three days of prayer will emphasize the importance of the Fatima Message for our times, bringing along several experts on this topic.
The key guest speakers are coming from around the world, including Fr Andrew Apostoli, Franciscan of the Renewal, New York, USA, Sister Angela Coelho, the Vice-Postulator for Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, Fatima, Portugal, Doctor Branca Paul, the private physician of last visionary Sister Lucia, Coimbra, Portugal, Soprano Singer Louise Irvine from Northern Ireland and The Call to Fatima film producer & director Dubliner Thomas McCormack. During the Triduum you will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of the Relics of Saint Padre Pio, Saint Teresa of Liseux (Little Flower), Saint Anthony, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta and many more. The full agenda for the retreat will be seen on the blog www.thecalltofatima.wordpress.com
MOON WATCH – SANDYMOUNT – ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Fri 07 Oct: 20:00-22:00 – Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount
The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers will meet at the Martello tower car park in Sandymount to observe the first quarter Moon. If you have a telescope you would like help with or just try out a telescope or have general queries about astronomy, you are more than welcome to come along. If the weather is bad they will be there from 20:00-21:00. This event is free. www.irishastrosoc.org/wordpress/
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:
WRITING 3.0 – FINGAL’S WRITERS’ FESTIVAL
15-22 Oct: Fingal, Co. Dublin
“Writing 3.0”, the Fingal Writers’ Festival will take place in the second half of October, virtually all events are free and are specifically for aspiring or current writers. Many of the free courses/events require booking and it seems that the interest is big, so you better check their programme now and see if you want to take part in the event before all tickets are gone. Check out www.fingalcoco.ie/writing3.0/index-35099.html
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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. ;-)
DAVID NORRIS – AGAIN!?
I promise that I will not bore you every week with odd David Norris stories, but I was in my car yesterday when I heard an interview on Newstalk with David Norris and I can’t keep that from you. In my opinion Norris is totally unsuitable as a president and this has nothing to do with his private life or his preferences. My opinion is based on the fact that Norris is completely self-centred in all aspects and I just don’t think his ego-centricity is appropriate for the Irish President.
George Hook on Newstalk did a good interview with Norris and despite Norris’ best attempts to waffle and dodge his way out of every interesting argument, George Hook did (most of the time) not get side-tracked. If you have a bit of time and if you are interested in the Presidential Election, listen to this interview. www.newstalk.ie/2011/featured-5-slideshow-homepage/george-hook-interviews-david-norris/ I don’t think Norris’ letter in defence of his ex-boyfriend is the biggest problem, but I am amazed about his dodging and continued dishonesty about it. And another thing that regularly amazes me is how he dares to answer a question with answers that have NOTHING to do with the question. George Hook asked (at 20min 05 sec) what he thought about Oisin Quinn (Labour) saying in the council meeting that Norris’ campaign is devoid of vision or ideas. And what did Norris answer? “Can I tell you something, and I was there. Every single person, and some of them spoke quite strongly against me, every single person applauded me.” Well, in THAT case we better quickly vote for him. :-O Very odd interview! If I had been a Norris fan before, I would have gone off him after this interview.
ANOTHER FUTURE PRESIDENT: MARY DAVIS – NOT SO REAL
And there is another interesting story about another possible future president. It is relatively harmless, but it makes you wonder why we have to fake pictures. If it was a product, we would call it false advertisement, because it is a human being, it is called “subtle enhancing”, but if you compare the pictures, they are WORLDS apart. Odd that Mary Davis thinks this is necessary to win the election. www.broadsheet.ie/2011/09/30/subtle-enhancing/
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