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Event Guide 230: DIY Skillshare, Winter Fair Dalkey, Science Week, Alchemist Cafe

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 230
| 11 November 2011 Subscribers: 10020

Hi all!

A momentous day! Today is the 11/11/11 and it will be another eleven years to 2/2/22 before we have four identical digits again, but for most of us ;-) it will NEVER happen again that we will see SIX (or more) identical digits in the date. The next time is in the next century on 11 Nov 2111! So if numbers mean anything today, then today is a special day and I hope you remembered it at 11:11 in the morning.
But that’s not all! :-) Today you have the 230th issue of the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events” in front of you AND this is the first issue that reaches more than 10,000 (!!) readers. Wow!

We can’t fill Croke Park yet ;-) , but based on the published figures, both the whole Convention Centre (on all floors) and the Point Theatre / O2 (seated) are too small if all of us came together there. That is some sizeable number.

With your significant help (by spreading the word), you and I have achieved a great thing on reaching 10,000 in complete non-commercial, spare-time mode and there is no end in sight. (Imagine where we would be if I focused full time on the Event Guide! ;-) ) Thanks for your help! I had set end of the year as the target date for this goal and since we are weeks early, we might as well start with working towards the next goal early. But what should the next goal be? 12,000? Or 15,000 or 20,000? Or even more? What do you think? Let me know on dublineventguide@gmail.com

And in the next few hours (or days), we will reach another milestone: We are only 40 away from 7000 “Likes” on the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide I hope you have expressed your like there!

With all distractions in live, it is great that you are still with me and still read this weekly e-zine. It is the only one of its type and certainly the biggest and longest established Irish free events newsletter/e-zine.

BTW: Some of you might remember that I was in Rimini in September at the Anthony Robbins event there and it was an amazing experience. After coming back and me mentioning it here, a good few people asked me to inform them if/when Anthony Robbins would run an event closer to us and if you were one of the interested people, definitely check the ad below!

After years of absence, Anthony Robbins will bring his outstanding “Unleash the Power Within” event again to London. “Unleash the Power within” is about not waiting any longer. It’s about seizing the power that is already within you and challenging you to lead a life of your own design, rather than one that’s been scripted by your environment, society or anyone else.
The event will take place from 18-21 May 2012 in the Excel Centre in London and until 18 November you still have the opportunity to book tickets for the lowest price for this event ever. Never before was a “Buy 1 Get 1 free” offer so attractively priced, but you only have another 7 days to book it for this low price.
This 3.5 day event can change everything in your life and if you are stuck in your life and need a push in the right direction, “Unleash the Power Within” will help you to break through the fears that hold you back and create momentum in your life to make difficult things become effortless.
The ticket price for 2x tickets is GBP 995 but only until 18 November! Go here to find out more and to book your tickets: www.amiando.com/e/gtetvj

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The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-zine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and this section is for the people that want to remind that despite all, life is great and it is important to be alive!
This week Stephanie Moe sent me two clips and if you have suggestions for this section of the e-zine, just send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com Stephanie found these two video clips about starling murmurations. That is name of the patterns and shapes that a huge flock of thousands of birds create who fly totally synchronised. I know even newspapers wrote about these murmurations in recent days, and when you watch the video you will see how amazing they are. Stephanie rightly pointed out how beautiful and magic nature is. Enjoy the awe-inspiring and breathtaking spectacle here www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH-groCeKbE (with explanations – be patient and watch it beyond 03:15) or here www.youtube.com/watch?v=CurO82nnmCA

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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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Where will I start this week! I expected that the list of events would be a littls shorter and got totally caught out today. Sooo many events again! Well, I am not complaining, as you can imagine. I have a very busy week ahead of me and again can’t do most of the things I would like to do, but if I had time for all, I would do this:

On Saturday and Sunday the DIY Skillshare event in Ranelagh has some very interesting events on offer and the Winter Fair in Dalkey sounds like a nice thing to do to. The Word War I event in the National Museum in Collins Barracks on Saturday would definitely interest me as well and then in the evening I plan to go to the once off event of the Rhythm & Groove Orchestra in the County Bar in Lucan. It will be great!

On Sunday evening, you will find me at the Gardiner Street Gospel Mass as every week and during the day I will be at an NLP course.

On Monday Science Week stats and there are a good few interesting events that are worth checking out! The Instituto Cervantes talk on Monday evening is something I would absolutely love to experience. Have a look at Absastos 2.0 in the Monday section. On Tuesday the Alchemist Café and the Open Mic Idea Jam are on my wavelength. On Wednesday an interesting film screening in the Instituto Cervantes, a Dublintellectual event and an intriguing Pool Billiard Show. You could nicely finish the day with Inn Jokes in Kilmainham! On Thursday I will write Event Guide again, but the rest of you might be interested in the Tidal Energy talk at the RDS or the Chemistry of the Cosmos talk.

Sooo much happening! And I didn’t even mention all the Santas that are abseiling from their sleighs to switch on lights down here!


The “No Drama Theatre” will present Arthur Miller’s “Resurrection Blues” directed by Brian Quinn from 15-19 Nov (20:00) in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq., Dublin 1. They will ask the questions “Will you believe him?”, “What will you do?” and “Could we really crucify again?”. So there is definitely a social and political relevance to this play in our society and the No Drama Theatre has chosen an interesting play with this controversial yet comical satirical production. Tickets are EUR 12 and can be bought from nodramatheatre.eventbrite.com. More information is available on
www.NoDramaTheatre.com. And for one lucky winner the No Drama Theatre have made a pair of tickets available for the show on Tues 15 Nov. If you want to win this pair of tickets, you have to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with RESURRECTION in the subject and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Monday 14 Nov. I will try to go to this play, so I might see you there! :-) www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=186082778137381

______Dublin News______________

Some details of a very interesting free event in June 2012 have emerged. For the Bavaria City Racing Dublin event a motorsport race through Dublin City Centre will take place. And former world champion Jenson Button and his McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 car will be a central feature of this event. Formula 1 teams will take part but not race in Dublin’s streets and it is not completely clear to me yet what will take place, but the City Racing in Rotterdam last August attracted approx. 500,000 spectators and a similar event took place in Moscow. The track starts at the Convention Centre, continues along Customs House Quay, then crosses Butt Bridge, goes through D’Olier Street, College Green, Dame Street back to the chequered flag on O’Connell Bridge. The route doesn’t make sense yet, but I am sure all will be revealed closer to the date. The event will take place on 03 June 2012 and an audience of 150,000 people is expected. The Irish Times writes “Attendance will be free for the vast majority coming to watch some of the best in the world of motorsport race through Dublin city centre, however, some ticketed zones will be in place. […] A spokesman for the event said that they expected that 94 per cent of the people coming to the event would do so free of charge.” If the statisticians from the St. Patrick’s Day Festival will get anywhere near this event, we will be told that 1.5 mio people attended it (some of you might remember the impossible claims of audience numbers of the St. Patrick’s Day organisers), but I am really looking forward to this event and who cares if 100,000 or 10 mio attend. ;-)

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The Standards in Public Office Commission published the 2011 General Election expenses and we find out that Fine Gael has spent the significant amount of EUR 3,120,238. Out of this EUR 98,616 was spent on Google and Facebook advertising. Imagine, if they had just spent 1 or 2% on advertisement in the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”, I wouldn’t have to ask for donations for months. If anybody reads that that has some advertisement money to spend, think of the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”! ;-)

Thousands of students protested against the tripling of tuition fees in the UK up to close to GBP 10,000 (per year or per semester?). This is a shocking amount and we can only hope that our politicians in Ireland will not come up with a similar and horrendous idea. Education should be available for free and anything else seriously harms the competitiveness of a country. jrnl.ie/275609

Dublin’s 2nd Halloween Festival of Gothic Horrors is still continuing, but not all events have been signed off yet, so I wasn’t able to put them in the listings below. If you are interested, have a look at www.facebook.com/pages/Dublins-Halloween-Festival-of-Gothic-Horrors/296296653730523 and www.dublinshalloweenfestivalofgothichorrors.ie/ The next few events will be posted in the next few days.


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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.

17 Nov – 28 Nov: Moxie Studios, Plane/Site Galleries, Pembroke Row, Lad Lane, Off Baggot Street, Dublin 2. – Beatrice O’Connell’s exhibition “The Flood’ and other stories” will be on show in the Moxie Studios. The exhibition will be opened by Ruairi O’Cuiv (Public Art manager, Dublin City Council) on Thurs 17 from 18:00-21:00. Opening hours are 10:00-17:00.
The exhibition explores themes of isolation and vulnerability and individual acts of kindness and affection are contrasted with societal greed. Questions are posed around the individual’s relationship with her surroundings. These questions are interwoven throughout the narrative, allowing metaphors to emerge. The artist draws on her own photographic archive taken while documenting her travels. Theatre and literature are also referenced to explore human vulnerability.
beatriceoconnell.blogspot.com www.mox.ie

Tues 15 Nov: 19:00 – Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The opening of “Mirabile Dictu” an exhibition of new work by Jordi Forniés will take place and will run until 04 Dec. The opening will be on Tuesday with guest speaker Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe. Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 11:00-19:00.
‘Mirabile dictu’ (Wonderful to relate) is the fifth solo exhibition in Ireland of the Dublin-based artist Jordi Forniés. www.olliart.com/artists/jordifornies.htm

14 – 26 Nov: Balla Ban Art Gallery, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2. Niall O’Loughlin shows his exhibition “Looking Back on 2011” in the Balla Ban Gallery. www.ballaban.net – Opening Night: Thursday 17 Nov. 17:30-19:00

Absolut Vodka has released this year’s limited-edition bottle and is collaborating with Irish fashion designers. A free multi-media fashion exhibition will be launched on Tues 15 Nov. The show will run until 20 Nov at the Loft, South Studios, Dublin 8. www.facebook.com/ABSOLUT.Ireland.


Fri 11 – Sat 12 Nov: 11:00-17:00 – Croke Park Convention Centre, Jones Road, Dublin 3. – A Canada’s East Coast Job Fair takes place for everybody who is looking for new opportunities in a new country. Meet directly with employers from Canada’s East Coast who are recruiting for a number of positions in sectors including trades, agriculture, construction, healthcare, childcare, engineering, automotive, hospitality, mining and others. www.canadaseastcoast.ca/default.asp?id=190&sfield=Content.Id&mn=

Fri 11 Nov: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Poet Maurice Harmon will be in the Irish Writers’ Centre for a lunchtime reading on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 11 Nov: 13:30-14:30 – Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2
TIDIs TCD/UCD Development Research lunchtime seminar series continues with a seminar entitled “The Business of Aid” by speaker Dr. Derek Fee, Former Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Zambia. Admission is free. www.tcd.ie/tidi

Fri 11 Nov: 14:00-15:30 – Meet outside the Alliance Francaise in Kildare Street.
Come for a stroll and chat in French. Within the framework of Dublin City Council’s community initiative “Let’s Walk & Talk”, “Ça marche!” is a great way for everyone to stay healthy, meet other people and practise French. The walk lasts an hour and a half and it’s on every second Friday of the month. Make sure you arrive on time. Participation is free. www.letswalkandtalk.ie
Admission free alliance-francaise.ie/culture/

From 15:00-22:00 a street carnival will take place at the OccupyDameStreet camp on the Central Bank Plaza. The event will feature a host of musicians, poets, and speakers supportive of the occupy movement in Ireland. There will also be lots of family activities including face painting, entertainers and jugglers.
3:00 PM Temper-Mental MissElayneous
3:30 PM Speaker TBC
4:00 PM Third World Records
5:00 PM Poets – Raven
5:30 PM Mob Fandango
6:15 PM Smooth Collective
8:00 PM Jupiter Ane The Infinite
9:15 PM Lady Grew
10:00 PM Roddy McDevitt comedian

Fri 11 Nov: 17:00 – Tower Record, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
The Coronas will perform and sign copies in Tower Records. www.towerrecords.ie/viewnews.asp?id=221

Fri 11 Nov: 19:30 – Alliance Francaise, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Life-size Cluedo is taking place in the Alliance Francaise. You have to help unmasking the murderer and your investigation team can have up to 5 members. Admissions is free, but you need to book by e-mail to info@alliance-francaise.ie

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 (03 Nov, 17 Nov, 01 Dec) 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.

Fri 11 Nov: 20:00 – The Back Loft, 7-11 St. Augustine Street, Dublin 8
Mamuska Dublin returns on Friday, with another packed and varied line-up of short performance and film to challenge and inspire. Audience and artists mingle in an atmosphere of play and discovery. Admission is free. www.lacatsalons.blogspot.com
The line up is
‘Madarka Madarka’ (Dir: James Ward), ‘Untitled no. 80’ (dir: Stefan Riebel), ‘Heron’ (dir: Marek Bogacki) – SHORT FILMS
Kimberly Campanello – ‘Bucranium’ – MULTIMEDIA SPOKEN WORD
Rachel Mulcahy – ‘Exploratory Dance’ – DANCE
Elizabeth Hilliard – ‘The Bright Kid’ – MUSIC
Tanya O’Keeffe & Olivia Hassett – PERFORMANCE ART
La Cosa Preciosa & Cleo McCann ‘Escape’ and ‘Horde’ (dir: David Bickley) – SOUND INSTALLATION & FILM
Angelika Lindenau – ‘Laughter Yoga’ – INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE

Fri 11 Nov: Bianconi’s Bistro, 232 Merrion Rd, Dublin 4
Bianconi’s Bistro & Restaurant in Dublin 4 is providing Jazz every Friday night from this week until the end of January. Bianconi’s is an Italian restaurant with delicious food and, while a little outside the City Centre, it is worth the trip into Merrion Road. There is no cover charge. www.bianconisbistro.ie www.facebook.com/pages/Bianconis-Bistro/271041702925005?sk=wall

The Stillorgan Orchard at The Hill in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin has a full programme of live music. The upcoming gigs are:
Fri 11 Nov: Cajun Kings
Sat 12 Nov: Full Circle
Sun 13 Nov: Flanagans 18:30
Fri 18 Nov: Superfly
Sat 19 Nov: Beatclub
Sun 20 Nov: The Colonials 18:30
Admission is free and the gigs start at 21:00 unless otherwise stated. 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

* 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


Sat 12 Nov: 10:00-12:00 – Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham
The KingofPaws Dog Training Academy at Dublin SPCA, in association with Dunlaoghaire Rathdown County Council, are launching a new series of 5-week dog training classes at Marlay Park in Rathfarnham, starting on Sat 19 Nov. And to launch these new courses, all dog owners are invited to attend a fun, informative seminar by Alex Petrilli, Head of Training and Rehabilitation at Dublin SPCA and KingofPaws Dog Training Academy. This seminar is free and dog owners (but no dogs) are welcome. Places are limited so you have to register at www.marlaydogtraining.com.
For more information check www.dlrevents.ie/paws.html

Sat+Sun 12-13 Nov: 11:00-17:00 – Dalkey Castle, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
“Winter Fair” at Dalkey Castle is a free event on 12+13 November, to showcase the work of talented craftspeople and designers. Winter Fair will feature the work of over thirty artists, ceramicists, fashion designers, jewellery designers and children’s toy designers. It is being organised by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Board, to help promote the work of local designers. Admission is free.

Fri 11-Sun 13 Nov: Wesley House, Methodist Centenary Church, Leeson Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. – This event aims to celebrate DIY culture, collective skill-sharing and promotes participation and activism as a healthy component for a functioning democratic society. The festival aims to empower people of all walks of life to get involved and take action on the issues that they feel passionate about. There will be 30 completely free workshops and talks promoting DIY culture, Skill-sharing and Activism and with demonstrations of practical solutions, inspiring talks, interactive workshops, alternative technology, exciting projects, live music and networking opportunities, this skill-sharing festival will bring hundreds of people together from local Dublin neighbourhoods and communities across Ireland. The workshops on offer range from everyday skills such as fixing a puncture and composting, to using social media for campaigns, learning about personal legal rights, accessing NAMA properties and using theatre as a tool for social change. The festival is organised by Gluaiseacht, a non-hierarchical environmental and social justice movement bringing together grassroots organisations, concerned individuals and student groups from all over Ireland to raise awareness and take non-violent direct action on social, environmental and political issues.
Some of the events are here and a full listing can be found on diyskillshare.org/?page_id=200
+ Fri 19:00-21:00: Community World Cafe
+ Sat 11:00-12:30: Yoga, Composting, Consensus Decision Making, Storytellling for Social Change (+Blogging)
+ Sat 14:00-15:30: Make your own skin care products, Ireland’s Great Oil and Gas Giveaway, WordPress Websites
+ Sat 16:00-18:00: Managing difficult emotions, Legal workshop, Book Bloc, Pirate Radio
+ Sun 12:00-13:30: Documenting Demonstrations, Gardening, Direct Action
+ Sun 14:00-15:30: Dealing with the mainstream media, Developing the Resilience of our Communities
+ Sun 16:00-17:30: Social Media, Food sovereignty
What a vast spectrum of events! have a look at further details on

Sat 12 Nov: Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
“Movember” is a fundraising event where men in Ireland are enticed to grow a big moustache in aid of Prostate Cancer Research during the month of November. Tower Records are running a fundraising event for the same charity and will have a great line-up on their live stage on Saturday:
11:00 Camille O’Sullivan
12:00 Classic Beatles
14:00 Elevens
15:00 Leaders Of Men
17:00 Original Rudeboys
18:30 Sweet Jane

12-15 Nov: Debenhams, 54 Henry Street, Dublin 1
A shopping preview event with discounts in Debenhams will take place from Sat 12- Tues 15 Nov before the main event starts on 16 Nov for four days. If you want to benefit from the extra discounts of up to 20% go to www.debenhamsnews.com/irelandinvite

Sat 12 Nov: Little Green Street Gallery, Little Green Street (off Capel Street), Dublin 1. – The Reggae Movement Exhibition on Tour will present “Soundsystem: From Jamaica to Europe 1950 -1995”. From 09-13 Nov from 10:30-18:00 (elsewhere I found: “12:00 until late”. Not sure which is correct.) every day you can learn about the history of the Soundsystem. In word, music and pictures, the exhibition follows the story of the soundsystem from Jamaica in the 1950s to the UK in the 60s and 70s, and then to Europe. The soundsystems gave birth to ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, dancehall, hip-hop, jungle and drum and bass – and taught nations and generations how to dance. Jamaican artist Freestylee illustrates the story with additional artwork by Mau Mau. After opening in Berlin in September, and showing in Amsterdam in October, the Exhibition will be in Dublin for five days. Admission during the day is free. There are gigs and film screenings every evening from 19:00, but I wasn’t able to find out if they are free or not. Check thereggaemovement.com/ for more details and check out www.facebook.com/pages/Poster-Fish-Promotions/217938028267917?sk=wall as well. This is the facebook page of the local promoters, who regularly run free events and we might hear more from them in the future.

The Craft Market at the Exchange Dublin in Exchange Street Upper behind Turks Head and from Czech Inn will take place again on Sat 12 Nov from 12:00-18:00. Orignal art work, records, leather goods, hand made cards, knitted craft, high quality baked goods, good quality second hand and vintage clothes, jewelery, books, hand made matroyska purses and much more will be on offer. exchangedublin.ie/featured/craft-market www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250504884998613

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 hapennyflea@thegrandsocial.ie thegrandsocial.ie/event/hapenny-flea www.facebook.com/pages/Hapenny-Flea-Market-at-The-Grand-Social/155979801107323

Sat 12 Nov: 12:00 – Eason Liffey Valley
X Factor performer Mary Byrne will be signing copies of her autobiography “This Is My Life”. www.easons.com/events_display.asp?K=e2011110711473773

+ A Special Day of Events entitled “Ireland and World War One” will take place in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) on Sat 12 Nov (10:30-16:00). The events explore Ireland’s role in World War One, including talks, an historical re-enactment and a session with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association. Full details can be found here www.museum.ie/en/list/featuredevents.aspx?article=0aad1af2-2c39-449a-a03d-9d51db8b63b6
+ The Science Week Workshop “Ancient Amber” will take place on Sat 12 Nov from 14:00-16:00 in Kildare Street (Archaeology). It is suited for Ages 14+. “Amber or fossilized tree resin has been imported and treasured by people in Ireland for thousands of years. Join Matthew Parkes, National Museum Geologist, for a bead-making workshop using real amber and learn more about how people used it throughout the ages! Places limited to 20. Booking is essential. Contact the Education Department at 01 64 86 332.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2528
+ The Science Week Family Tour “A Sting in the Tail” will take place on Sat 12 Nov from 15:00-16:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History). It is for Families with children aged 6-10 years. “Why do animals sting and how do they produce venom? Do they ever sting themselves by accident? Learn more on this Science Week tour. No booking required but places limited.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2529

Sat 12 Nov: 13:00 – Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8, Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin. – Every Saturday Astronomy Ireland will host a special Daytime Sun Watch 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. Admission is free. astronomy.ie/sunwatch2011.php

Sat 12 Nov: 13:00 – Eason Swords, Co. Dublin
Cathy Kelly will be signing her new book “Christmas Magic”, a festive collection of short stories, in Eason Swords. www.easons.com/events_display.asp?K=e2011110713004361

Sat 12 Nov: 13:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour now takes place every Saturday (instead of Fridays) 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. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Sat 12 Nov: 14:00-17:00 – Garden of Remembrance going to Dame Street
Occupy Dame Street is inspired by Occupy Wall Street and the participants and supporters express their outrage at their perceived loss of rights by the hands of big corporations, financial institutions and the political class. On Sat a protest march will take place. It will start at the Garden of Remembrance at 14:00 and will proceed to the Central Bank Plaza in Dame Street where an open forum will take place and where you can share your opinions and proposals regarding the state of our democracy, the financial system and the effects on social welfare and public services in Ireland.
There are a lot of genuine concerns and some very idealistic and impossible demands, but as a grassroots movement, the protesters definitely should be actively included/considered in the political process in a democracy.

Sat 12: Nov: 14:30-17:30 – McCann Hall, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Chatham Row, Dublin 2. – Sunlight and Shadow – A celebration of the music of Frederick May (1911-1985) is an event in DIT organised by the Contemporary Music Centre, RTÉ Performing Groups and Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama. “With contributions from leading Irish voices on Frederick May, his work, life and influence on the development of Irish music, the afternoon marks the centenary year of the composer’s birth and features an opening address from multi-award winning author Colm Tóibín, workshop performances from the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, with guest soloists Peter Kerr, tenor, Fergal Caulfield, piano and Colette McGahon, alto, alongside an overview of his work from Dr Mark Fitzgerald, lecturer at DIT.” Admission is free, but booking is recommended. To book call 01 673 1922 or contact khennessy@cmc.ie www.hughlane.ie/

Sat 12 Nov: 15:00 – Dubray Books, Bray
The Speks, a traditional Irish Music band that performs nursery rhymes will be in Dubray Books in Bray. For more details check a similar event on Sunday at 15:00.

Sat 12 Nov: 15:00-16:00 – National Gallery, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2
The Family Programme on Sat is entitled “Adrift on the Open Sea” with Kitty Rogers. Admission free, no booking required. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sat 12 Nov: 21:00 – COUNTY BAR (next to Spa Hotel), Lucan Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. This Saturday the Dublin Rhythm & Groove Orchestra will perform in the County Bar in Lucan. This is a once-off performance of this full band with a 7 piece brass band and I can guarantee a high quality performance and a great night. I will definitely try to go to that gig, I know all people who will perform and they are exceptional musicians! It is an evening of Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

“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
* 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
* Nearly every day and especially at the weekend, the Porterhouse in Temple Bar is hosting live bands that are always worth a visit. www.porterhousebrewco.com/livetemplebar.html
* 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

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(see Saturday for details)

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 title of the next workshops have not been announced, but you can check by ringing 01-6770095. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html To confirm that it takes place ring.

Sun 13 Nov – 11:00-17:00 – Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
The Peas and Pods Family Market for babies, toddlers, children (and their parents) is taking place this week. By mistake I included that event already last week. (I counted the weeks wrong, Peas & Pods is always taking place on the SECOND weekend.). More than 30 stalls with baby, family and pregnancy related products will sell their products in the Dublin Food Coop Hall. Check all details on www.peasandpods.ie/ There will be a free Paediatric First Aid demonstration hosted by The Elbow Room Clinic at 12:30 (focusing on choking). Free half hour classes of baby signing, teaching children as young as 6-7months to communicate through sign language will take place at 13:00+15:00. Free Toddler Mini Jam sessions, fun music and movement workshops will run at 12:00 and 14:00..

Sun 13 Nov: 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 “The RTE Vanbrugh Quartet” performing Frederick May’s “Quartet” and Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”. www.hughlane.ie/sunday-concerts

Sun 06 Nov: 12:30-15:30 – Exchange Dublin, Exchange St. Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Knowledge is an open collective group that aims to bring education and learning to everyone. “Our public spaces, parks, streets corners – in fact anywhere we can gather – should be places where we share everything we know with each other.” This Sunday’s talk is “The F Word: How Feminism became a dirty word and why we still need it”. Unfortunately neither facebook page nor website are updated at the time of writing this, so I don’t know who will be the speaker. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286908667997466

Sun 13 Nov: 13:30 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The screening of the film “Chance, History, Art…”, a film which presents interviews with six practicing artists including Rita Donagh. (Dir. James Scott, BFI Archive, 1980, 50 mins) will take place. Admission is free, but places are limited. www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/469-screening-chancehistoryart

Sun 13 Nov: 14:00 + 16:00 – Eason’s Book Shops (O’Connell Street + Liffey Valley)
Boxer Kenny Egan will sign his autobiography “My Story” on Sunday 13 Nov in Eason O’Connell Street at 14:00 and Eason Liffey Valley at 16:00. The autobiography tells the story of his roots in Clondalkin’s Neilstown boxing club, his win of Silver in the 2008 Olympics in the Light-Heavyweight boxing final, as well as numerous European titles and 9 Irish National championships and will address his personal highs as well as his struggles with alcohol and the famous no-show at the National Stadium against the USA. www.easons.com/events_display.asp?K=e2011110712082193

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.

+ The My Museum event “Stones & Bones” will take place on Sun 13 Nov from 15:00-16:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History). It is suitable for all ages. “Join Alan O’Connor, palaeontologist and discover more about some of the items from the Museum’s storage collection. No booking required.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=2530
+ “Hands on History” takes place on Sun 13 Nov from 15:00-16:00 in Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History) and is suited for all ages. “Fun family learning with the Museum’s collection of objects; a handling session. No booking required.”

Sun 06 Nov: 15:00-15:45 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Innovation Dublin Talk: The Art of Dying – the death of St. Augustine in context” with Dr Philip Cottrell, University College Dublin will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Sun 13 Nov: 15:00 – Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2 – The Choral Concert Series 2011 in the Unitarian Church will continue with a performance of the Ulysses Chamber Choir conducted by Fergus Caulfield. Admission is free and a collection for the Organ Restoration Fund will take place. www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/events/

Sun 13 Nov: 15:00 – Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
The Speks are a traditional Irish Music band for children. They perform nursery rhymes and sing-along songs as you’ve never heard them before. Children are specifically welcome to come to Dubray Books on Sunday to dance and sing along, making this a great show for all kids aged 7 and under. (On Saturday the Speks will perform in Dubray Books in Bray at 15:00.)

Sun 13 Nov: 15:00-16:00 – Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Garden Green” by Norah McGuinness. No booking necessary. Admission is free and early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/forthcoming

Sun 13 Nov: 15:30 – Henry Street, Dublin 1
Once the first one went for it, the rest will follow soon! Dundrum started the process last Thursday (10 November) much too early. Henry Street will follow on 13 Nov, then it is Grafton Street and South William Street on Friday and finaly O’Connell Street will conclude the Christmas Tree Lighting on 27 Nov.
In Henry Street Santa and rugby star Gordon D’Arcy will turn on the Christmas lights. A Christmas choir will be performing on Liffey Street.
“Santa will also be launching his special city post boxes on Sunday, where kids can drop their hopeful letters to Old saint Nick. Located beside the Dublin City BID information kiosks on Grafton Street and Henry Street, Santa’s little helpers will be making daily collections from these post boxes to bring back to the North Pole for Santa to add to his list.” www.dublinatchristmas.ie.

Sun 13 Nov: 17:30-23:00 – Grand Social (former Pravda), Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). Saucy Sundays is a weekly live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. This week the Saucy Sunday line up is Veer Left, Lorcan James &Band, Nial McGagarty, Easy Buoy, The Dying Seconds, Les Marionettes, Galia Arad, Myles Manley. Check for links to the band pages here www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250914784957181
www.venueone.com will stream the event online, in case you can’t make it.

Sun 13 Nov: 21:30 – The Mercantile, Dame Street, Dublin 2
The weekly Sunday Roast is an event in the Mercantile where live music is combined with free roast potatoes. Usually I have no information about who performs at the event, but this week I found at that the performers are Galia Arad, Future Phantoms, and Tongue Bundle. www.facebook.com/thesundayroast

* 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/thesundayroast
* 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 (from 18:00) 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.

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Innovation Dublin continues until 18 Nov. This year the events have been extended to run over a month to meet the scale of Dublin’s passion to innovate and promises to be better than ever. Activities will be concentrated in key venues spanning the entire Dublin city and county. The principal aim of the festival is to provide Dubliners with an opportunity to discuss, promote and celebrate innovation in the city. There will be seminars, workshops, discussions, tours, exhibitions, performances and competitions and more detail can be found on www.innovationdublin.ie
A whole variety of Innovation Dublin events will take place in UCD this week and you can find the whole UCD events list here

13-25 November: Dublin Libraries
Science Week is Ireland’s biggest annual promotion of science to public. The theme for Science Week Ireland 2011 is “The Chemistry of Life”, demonstrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Numerous events take place throughout Ireland in different organisations and institutions and all events can be found at www.scienceweek.ie/event_search.asp (Unfortunately the search facility nonsensical separates Dublin into Central, North, South and West instead of letting us see all Dublin events.) In Dublin alone 185 (!!) events take place. Many are targeted at Primary and Secondary students, but there are about 20 events for the rest of us and most are free. (Some require pre-booking!). A downloadable programme is not available (another missing piece!), so you have to do a bit of searching. If you use the ADVANCED search interface, you can specify audience and admission type a bit easier in your search.
Many events are provided by the Dublin Libraries and they have their nice own listing here: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/SW_2011_mainpage.aspx and as professional as always, the libraries do have a downloadable programme as well here: www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Documents/Science%20Week%202011%20Final.pdf

Mon 07, 14, 21, 28 Nov, 05, 13 Dec: 11:15-12:00 – The Reco, Sillogue Road, Ballymun. – This course is for everyone over 18 who wants to learn how to control stress around anxiety, depression, panic, loss of confidence. The first class has taken place already, but maybe you can still join. Ring 087-2830236 to find out.

Mon 14 Nov: 13:00-14:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
Representative for all the other Science Week events I list this one here: “Smart Chemistry – Tasty food with Dolores O’Riordan”. Dolores O’Riordan is an expert on food and her expertise is in the areas of physical and chemical analysis of foods, food formulation technology, processing technologies and sensory analysis. Her current research focuses on the extraction of bioactive ingredients from foods and establishing their efficacy when subjected to food processing conditions and real food environments.
Whether it’s the cheese melting on our pizza, the ice cream in the freezer or the bread that turns into toast, chemistry shapes the characteristics of the food we love to eat! During Science Week, Dolores will show that chemistry plays a central role in food production and preparation, which in turn influences our food choices and preferences. Admission is free, but pre-booking is required. www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/11/science-week-smart-chemistry-tasty-food-dolores-o%E2%80%99riordan

Mon, Wed, Sat in Nov: 13:10 – Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 – The IFI continues with its free Archive at Lunchtime screenings. A number of free programmes will be shown at lunchtime on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays. The details and the relevant dates when the programme will be screened are:
7, 16, 21, 30 November: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7650
9, 14, 23, 28 November: ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7651
A double bill that includes both programmes will be screened on the Saturdays in November (5, 12, 19, 26 Nov):ifi.ie/cinema/dispfilm_07.asp?filmID=7652 Admission is free, just collect your ticket at the ticket desk.

Mon 14 Nov: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2 – Abastos 2.0 is a new concept of a gastronomy. It’s a neotavern with small bar counter serving cuisine in small portion behind closed door at a market in Santiago de Compostela. ‘It’s not a bar, a cafe, or even a restaurant. We prefer to define ourselves as a gastronomic space.’ say the founders of Abastos 2.0, Iago Pazos and Marcos Crequeiro. Since 2009 they run this curious gourmet establishment, based in the Abastos wholesale market in the city of Santiago de Compostela. It has a narrow bar seating only 12 people around a narrow and high table. You share the table and a different menu is served every day according to the best products available from the market stalls. ‘We have no fixed menu because we have no refrigerators’ explains Iago, one of the owners ‘ though we always say we have the world’s largest fridge, the market behind us.’ Meet the founders and cooks Iago and Marcos to talk about the philosophy as well as unique and successful concept of the so popular gourmet establishment Abastos 2.0. The talk is in Spanish with simultaneous translation. Admission is free. www.abastosdouspuntocero.es/ dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha77410_16_2.htm – Sounds like a fascinating idea and talk! It would be great if we had fresh ideas like that in Dublin as well!

Mon 14 Nov: 20:00 – The Mansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2
The Planetary Society, in association with School of Physics NUI Galway, Galway Astronomical Club and CIT/Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork will present a media-rich talk in Dublin, Galway and Cork during Science Week Ireland, titled “Mars Science Laboratory – In Search of Origins”
Kevin Nolan, Coordinator to Ireland for The Planetary Society and author of the book “Mars, A Cosmic Stepping Stone”, will present these highly visual talks showing iconic and 3-D images from the no less than 8 spacecraft operating on and around the planet Mars currently and in recent times; as well as present details of the imminent Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) “Curiosity” mission, due to launch to Mars on November 25th next. MSL –Curiosity is among the most advanced space probes ever launched into space and will look for evidence of past or present life on Mars. Admission is free and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. For more information log on to www.planetary.ie

Mon 14 Nov: 20:00 – Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (near Ha’Penny Bridge). – This is a weekly Jazz Club in the Grand Social pub. The Jazz Kitchen presents two contrasting bands every week, offering a diverse range of jazz and improvised music from the next generation of creative emerging artists to more established jazz musicians. Admission is free (a donation of EUR 5 is suggested) www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/jazz-kitchen-0

Mon: 20:00 – Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Song Cycle claims that it is a weekly singer songwriter showcase every Monday, upstairs in Whelan’s. However, this week it didn’t make it on Whelan’s website, so I am not completely sure if the “weekly” applies to EVERY week. Admission is free – if it takes place. www.whelanslive.com

* 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 15 Nov: 10:30-11:15 – National Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The talk “Prints and Drawings ranging from the historic to the modern” with Anne Hodge, National Gallery of Ireland will take place and admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Tues 15 Nov: 17:00 – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8. – A Talk + Preview will take place in the Chapel of the IMMA with Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander and New Museum (New York) curator Richard Flood. This talk is followed by a wine reception and exhibition preview of Rivane Neuenschwander’s “A Day Like Any Other”. www.imma.ie/en/page_212450.htm

Tues 15 Nov: 17:00 – Douglas Hyde Gallery, TCD
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.

Tue 15 Nov: 18:00-19:00 – Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. – The Contemporary Music Centre’s Platform for Performance presents a cross art-form night of contemporary music and visual art with the screening of two short films. “Relic” by composer Rhona Clarke and visual artist Marie Hanlon is a short film which draws its visual material from the Burren landscape of Co. Clare.
“The Sea” by composer Stephen Gardner and visual artists Gary Coyle is a collaborative film which explores a shared passion for the sea. The films will be followed by a wine reception in the Centre’s library. Places are limited so booking is recommended on 01 673 1922 or info@cmc.ie www.cmc.ie

Tues 15 Nov: 18:30 – Alliance Francaise, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The Irish Politician and former President of the European parliament (and nearly Irish Presidential Candidate for last weeks election) Pat Cox, will talk about Europe and the Eurozone crisis. The description goes “We have been waiting for quite some time for a sense of a definitive European response to the Eurozone crisis. Rather like waiting for Monsieur Godot, we are not sure that such a response will ever arrive. The theme of this address will be to argue why decisive steps must be taken now.”
The talk is in French and the Q&A will be in French and English. Admission free, but you have to pre-book by e-mail to info@alliance-francaise.ie

Tues 15 Nov: 18:30 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
The new novel “Shadowstory” by Jennifer Johnston is a compelling novel of complicated love set at the time of the Second World War. The launch will take place on Tuesday. Admission is free and everyone welcome. www.gutterbookshop.com

Tues 15 Nov: 18:30 – Chapters Bookstore, Parnell Street, Dublin 1
This is a regular literary event run by the Seven Towers Agency, a small publishing house and event host. The theme at the reading is “Christmas” and the contributors are Maeve O’Sullivan, Bernie O’Reilly, Roger Hudson, Anne Tannam, Oran Ryan, Karl Parkinson and Ross Hattaway. www.seventowers.ie

Tues 15 Nov: 19:00-21:00: Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The next Alchemist Café, an event that aims to provide a forum for simple explanations of complex issues, wil take place this week. The topic is “The Future of Water is Smarter Water” and speakers are Jer Hayes & Emanuele Ragnoli.
People only think about water when there is too much of it or too little of it. However, managing a city’s water infrastructure presents significant challenges. Jer and Emanuele will discuss the work they have undertaken with the support of Dublin City Council to highlight the hidden water network and which will be part of the Science Gallery’s Future of water exhibition. They will also describe their adventures on several of the other water projects they have and are currently involved in; and which can be described as ‘environmental informatics’.
Dr. Jer Hayes and Dr. Emanuele Ragnoli are Research Scientists at the IBM Dublin research lab. Admission is free and complimentary finger food will be provided.

Tues 15 Nov: Odessa Club, 14 Dame Court, Dublin 2
Pitch your idea and get an investment of up to EUR 20,000 or just share your ideas with others. The Innovation Dublin Open Mic Idea Jam on Tues is an opportunity if you have ideas that need airing and sharing. You’ll have three minutes to stand up and bravely pitch your most inspired and imaginative idea to an audience that will include everyone from venture capitalists to curious passers-by, who will ask questions and give you instant feedback. The best ideas will receive support from the Inventorium team and be encouraged to apply for the National Digital Research Centre’s LaunchPad programme, which can provide EUR 20,000 in seed capital.
This is the third and last Open Mic Idea Jam, so don’t miss it. Admission is free. www.inventorium.org/events/innovation-dublin-open-mic-idea-jam-3/

Tues 15 Nov: 19:00 – The Loft Bookshop, 54 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1
The first issue of can can, wurm im apfel’s new poezine is about to be opened.
can can #1 features work by Derek Beaulieu, Sue Cosgrave, Ainín Ní Bhroin, Gabriel Rosenstock, Oran Ryan, Peadar O’Donoghue, Karl Parkinson, Kimberly Campanello, David Toms, Jennifer Mooney, Robert Kiely, Nina Karacosta, Dylan Harris and a review of Lars Palm and Steven Dalachinsky by Dave Lordan. Join this launch event. There will be readings by contributors and cookies.
Check out Wurm im Apfel poetry events and Wurm Press publications at

Tues 15 Nov: 19:00-21:00 – Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, TCD, Dublin 2 – Organised by the MPhil course in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict of the Department of Sociology in TCD, Eyal Clyne will talk about “The Tent Protest Movement in Israel”. It started with protests over the extremely high costs of housing (relative to the local pay) by an anonymous few who moved to live in tents in Rothschild Blvd. in centre Tel-Aviv, on July 14. Like many others, they were enraged at growing rents and the small selection of low-quality divided flats in the Tel Aviv area. Since this problem is shared by many in Israel, their protest rapidly spread, and within days hundreds of tents appeared in Tel Aviv, and all over the country. At its height, about 7% of the public took to the streets, and polls show that over 80% of the public supported the movement. It definitely was/is a popular movement which grew bottom-up, and with it, some anonymous activists became familiar faces. But with great promise came high hopes and disappointment. Eyal Clyne is an Israeli blogger and social researcher in Israel/Palestine. Admission is free. www.tcd.ie/sociology/ethnicracialstudies/ www.indymedia.ie/article/100875

Tues 15 Nov: 19:30 – 22:30 – The Globe Bar, George’s Street, Dublin 2
Once a month, the New Volta Film Club invites to a Night of New Short Film and Animation. In the past the event toll place in Bewley’s Theatre in Grafton Street, this time the Globe Bar in Sth Great George’s Street will be a new venue. The shorts and animations that will be screened are Aidan Duffy’s “Mirrorman”, Eric Cooper’s “We Are Moving”, “Bloody Mary” A House of Cards Production, Philip Doherty’s “Diamond Boutique” (winner of this years Clones Film Festival 48 Hour Challenge) and “Zero Tolerance” a 48Hour film by Seamus Hanly, Luke Sweetman, Peter O’Brien, Daniel Butler and Bob Gallagher. Admission is free. www.facebook.com/pages/New-Volta/127768761573#!/event.php?eid=254925101226757

Tue 15 Nov: 19:30 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
Liam Carson, Henry McDonald, Ivy Bannister will read at the Irish Writers’ Centre as part of a series of prose readings, the Peregrine Readings. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/peregrinereadings2011.html

Tue 15 Nov: 21:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2
Averaging well over a hundred shows per year, John has toured all over the world including Asia, America, Canada, Australia and Europe and will be in Whelan’s for one night. Admission is free and you can find out more here www.johnfairhurst.com/ and here www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/6400

* 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 16 Nov: 12:00 – Ambassador Theatre to Kildare Street
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are planning to march to the Dail in opposition to possible hikes in third level fees. The protest march assembles at the Ambassador Theatre in Parnell Street at 12:00 on Wednesday. www.indymedia.ie/article/100886

Wed 16 Nov: 12:30 – NovaUCD, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4
A “Innovation Dublin 2011 – NovaUCD ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ Seminar” with Dr Liam Kelly (Founder of Nua Light) will take place. The speaker will share his experiences in setting-up and running a successful enterprise especially in challenging economic times. He will also emphasise the lessons he has learnt and reveal the highs and lows that he has encountered along his entrepreneurial journeys. After each seminar attendees will have an opportunity to question the guest entrepreneur. Light refreshments from 12:30, seminar starts at 13:00 and ends by 13:50. Admission is free. www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novanewstitle,106387,en.html

Wed 16 Nov: 18:00 – Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2. – The first event in the new series of events “The taste of words: literature, gastronomy and much more.” at the Instituto Cervantes takes place on Wed. It is a film screening of “El Bulli: Cooking in progress”
“Tree-star chef Ferran Adrià is widely considered as the best, most innovative and craziest chef in the world. His creative and surprising cuisine has awarded him three Michelin stars. He was a five-time winner of the title “Best restaurant in the World”. His restaurant receives more than two million requests for reservations every year. After 20 years revolutionizing haute cuisine, Ferran Adrià has made the decision to close his restaurant and convert it into EL Bulli Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on promoting creativity in cooking. The German documentary maker, Gereon, accompanied Ferran Adrià and his team while the restaurant was on its annual six-month break to create the new menu for the following season. The documentary film is a rare inside look at some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adrià himself puts it, “the more bewilderment, the better!”” English subtitles. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha77382_16_2.htm

Wed 16 Nov: 18:00 – RDS (Library), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Dr Angus Mitchell will talk about “Roger Casement’s speech from the dock and the archive of inhumanity”. This talk is held in association with the Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lectures in Legal Bibliography.
“In 1995, the last significant papers pertaining to the trial of Roger Casement were released into the National Archives (UK). Included were earlier drafts of his speech from the dock – recognised then and now as a masterpiece of courtroom oratory.
Dr Angus Mitchell was born in Kenya and is the author of three books on Casement including the monumental Sir Roger Casement’s Heart of Darkness: The 1911 Documents.” Admission is free, but booking is required on

Wed 16 Nov 18:30-20:00 – Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Evelyn Walsh’s first novel ‘The Heron’s Flood’ will be launched and every one is welcome to the launch. gutterbookshop.com/

Wed 16 Nov: 19:30 – Button Factory, Curved Street, Temle Bar, Dublin 2
The next “Where the Mugic Happens” wil feature,
This Side Up – Hip Hop / Rap / Beats (breakingtunes.com/thissideup)
Adela & The Meanits – Children / Folk / Pop (adelaandthemeanits.com/)
Salad Circus – Indie / Rock / Alternative (soundcloud.com/salad-circus)
The Fibes – Blues / Funk / Rock (www.thefibbs.com/)

Wed 16 Nov: 20:00 – Ormond Wine Bar, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Dublintellectual (www.dublintellectual.ie) is an organisation that was started in 2011 to help champion the Humanities in the public sphere. There is a series of regular events where speakers from Irish universities and cultural bodies are invited to start discussions on their work and on Irish society more generally. In addition there are themed events and collaborations with cultural bodies across Dublin. Not all events are free, but all are interesting! The next event is part of their “Conversations on Culture”. It features speakers Elaine Byrne (Politics in TCD), talking about “Irish Politics and Irish Publics”. Douglas Carson (Architechture Association of Ireland) will discuss “Old Culture, Young Practitioner” and Liam Lanigan (English in UCD) chose “Reading Joyce on the Luas” as his topic.

Wed 16 Nov: 20:00 – Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Members of the DCFE Event Management Course are hosting their “Goddess in the City” Ladies night out on Wednesday at the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire. “Gather your girls together for an indulging evening filled with Goddess Beauty Secrets, some pampering, fashion & of course lots of fabulous raffle prizes to be won on the night.” Admission is free, but donations at the door are welcome and will go to the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire.

Wed 16 Nov: 20:00 – Badminton Centre, Whitehall Road, Dublin 12
The Badminton centre presents an exhibition of Pool on Wed where UK professional pool entertainer David ‘Jelly Baby’ Holt is performing trick shots, comedy and is offering amazing challenges to people attending. The evening’s entertainment is free. Bar facilities available. dublin.gumtree.ie/c-PrintAd?AdId=327710842

Wed 16 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
The Lazy Band is back every Wednesday in Whelan’s.

Wed 16 Nov: 21:00 – Patriot’s Inn, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Inn Jokes is a free monthly comedy club hosted by comedian Colm O’Regan. The show is on the third Wednesday of every month in the Patriots Inn Pub, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. The line up at Inn Jokes this month will be Maeve Higgins (Fancy Vittles, Naked Camera), Neil Hickey (International Comedy Club) and Kieran Lawless (Bulmers Competition Winner). MC will be Colm O’Regan. innjokes.com/

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/
* 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 17 Nov: 10:00 – Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
The new exhibition “China through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872” will open on Thursday. At 13:00 a Gallery tour will take place by Betty Yao, who is the Exhibition Organiser www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Thurs 17 Nov: 11:30 – Clery’s, 18-27 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
Santa will be arriving at 11:30 on Thurs at Clery’s. The Dun Laoghaire Children’s Choir will sing outside the store from 11:00. www.clerys.ie

Thurs 17 Nov: 14:00
The event “Innovation Dublin 2010: Commemorating Daniel O’Connell in Dublin” will take place at 14:00 at the O’Connell Monument, O’Connell Street, Dublin. A history of the O’Connell Monument in Dublin, the commission and the context. An examination of the sculptural detail and its place in sculpture in the city.
All welcome but there is only place for 20 people max.

Thurs 17 Nov: 16:30 – UCD, William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4. – The event “Innovation Dublin 2011 – NovaUCD 2011 Campus Company Development Programme Awards Evening” will take place. During the main event each of the 15 new ventures on this year’s programme will deliver a short elevator pitch and three shortlisted ventures will present their business plans in more detail. An independent evaluation panel will then select an overall winner who will be presented with the NovaUCD 2011 CCDP Award. The event, will also include an address from guest speaker, serial entrepreneur, Iain Mac Donald, CEO and Founder, SkillPages. www.ucd.ie/nova/novaucd2011ccdpawards/

Thurs 17 Nov: 18:00-19:15 – Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
The Classical and Near Eastern Studies Public Lecture entitled “Sport and Festival in the Ancient World – Selling Victory: Sport, Poetry and Politics in Classical Greece” will take place as the free precursor to a non-free one-day seminar on Friday. Lecturer is Professor Christopher Carey, University College London.

Thurs 17 Nov: 18:30 – O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, South Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 – “The Chemistry of the Cosmos” and more specifically the talk “EXPOSURE Experiments on ISS” by Dr Christer Fuglesang will take place. Admission is free, but booking is required at lectures@scienceweek.ie.
ESA astronaut Dr Christer Fuglesang is currently Head of Science and Application Division within the Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Exploration at ESA. Dr. Fuglesang became the first Swede in space when he launched aboard the STS-116 Space Shuttle mission on 10th December 2006. Dr Fuglesang has participated in two Space Shuttle missions and five spacewalks, and is the first person outside of the United States or Russian space programs to participate in more than three spacewalks.

Thurs 17 Nov: 18:30-20:00 – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
The Dublin City Public Libraries Career Direction and Development Programme will skip one week and will then continue on 17 Nov with the talk “Being successful at getting that important job: Useful interview techniques: a talk with career coach”. This talk will be presented by Jane Downes from Clearview Coaching Group ( www.clearviewcoachgroup.com). Admission is free, but booking is recommended. To book, contact 01-873 3996 or businesslibrary@dublincity.ie www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Thurs 17 Nov: 19:00-20:00 – RDS (Minerva Suite), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. – The RDS Energy Lecture entitled “Development of Tidal Energy Farms” with a speaker by the last name of “Ives” (no first name specified), will review international developments in tidal energy and will outline the special features of OpenHydro’s patented technology and its progress to date in deployment. More detail can be found on the website. Admission is free, but booking is required and all contact information is on the website as well:

To celebrate the release of Adele’s DVD “Live at the Royal Albert Hall”, a free screening of the concert will take place for Adele Fans at Movies@Dundrum on Thurs 17 Nov at 20:30. This screening is free, but you have to apply for tickets on www.adele.tv/cinema/370/dublin and then hope that you are lucky.

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.

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 November will be “Buddies” and the films are: 17 Nov: Beverly Hills Cops. www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

Thurs 17 Nov: 21:00-00:00 – Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin 16. – Dundrum Town Centre is holding its “Shop & Rock” late night on Thursday from 21:00 until midnight. All of the centre’s shops are taking part offering discounts and some will have in-store entertainment. Electric violinists, the Camembert Quartet and a few more acts will entertain. http//www.dundrum.ie

Thurs 17 Nov: 21:00 – Sin É, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Sin È 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

* 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
* The Max Zaska group (06+20 Oct, 03 Nov) and the Patrick Groenland (13 + 27 Oct, 10 Nov) group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.
* “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 18 Nov: 13:00 – Irish Writers’ Centre, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
A prose lunch time reading will take place in the Irish Writers’ Centre on Friday. www.writerscentre.ie/html/events/atthecentre.html

Fri 18 Nov: 13:00-14:00 – Hughes & Hughes, St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2. – Jockey Paul Carberry will be signing copies of his new book “One Hell of a Ride”. www.hughesandhughes.ie/

Fri 18 Nov: 16:00 – Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Brown Thomas will unveal their Christmas Window display at 16:00 on Fri. For years the Switzers’ window was a magical wonderland for children. Switzers’ was the predecessor of Brown Thomas. However in recent years the Brown Thomas Christmas Windows impress with creativity (and at times with clutter), but children are definitely not targeted anymore. The big carrot on a stick is this year that “an international celebrity” will be outside their store this year.

Fri 18 Nov: 17:00 – Grafton Street / 19:00 – South William Street.
On Fri 18 Nov the Grafton Street Christmas lights will get switched on outside Brown Thomas at 17:00.
Then at 19:00 the Christmas Lights in South William Street, the newest edition to Dublin City’s Christmas street lights, will be switched on. The event takes place at the steps of Powescourt Townhouse Centre.

Fri 18 Nov: 16:30 – NUI Merrion Square
“Unimaginable Atrocities: International criminal tribunals, politics and human rights” is the topic of a talk by speaker Professor William Schabas, Middlesex University, London. The UCD Insitute of Criminology is organising this event and admission is free. www.ucd.ie/law/events/title,100579,en.html

Fri 18 Nov: 18:30 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The screening of the Documentary “UGANDA – No Country for Old Men” will take place in the Science Gallery on Friday. “This remarkable story reveals the pioneering work of Dr. Anne Merriman and Hospice Africa Uganda in developing a unique model for the provision of pain medication to cancer patients who do not have access to even the most basic medical care.” Admission is free, but booking is required at www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/11/screening-documentary-%E2%80%9Cuganda-no-country-old-men%E2%80%9D

Fri 18 Nov: 20:00 – Whelan’s (Front Bar), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2
The band Crow Black Chicken began their life as a blues band and are now fusing jazz, blues, punk, folk and rock to create their unique style. www.crowblackchicken.com/ Admission is free. www.whelanslive.com/index.php/archives/6186


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 19 Nov: 14:00-15:30 – Chester Beatty Library in the Gardens of Dublin Castle.
Coinciding with the opening of a new exhibition in the Chester Beatty Library about China and John Thomson, the children event “Silk Worm Club China” will take place. Create your own portrait based on the black and white photographs of John Thomson. Limited to 20 places, for 6-11 year olds. Please book online from Monday 14 November from 09:30am on www.cbl.ie under Online Booking www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

Sat 19 Nov: 11:30-16:00 – Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
“This half-day international symposium is part of SURFACE TENSION – The Future of Water, a major new exhibition at Science Gallery. The symposium will provide a platform for four diverse exhibitors on the show to talk about their work engaging with ‘the future of water’, and to allow for discussion with both the audience and key respondents. The symposium will examine water as commons; water as commodity; water use and protection as drivers of technological innovation; and water as a key focus of exciting new research across the arts and sciences.
This event brings artists, designers, technologists, scientists, humanities scholars and policy analysts together to address the future of water in a multidimensional and transdisciplinary dialogue. The event will bring different perspectives and agendas into fruitful and often provocative dialogue in an effort to promote better public and professional understandings of the role of water economies, water cultures, and water politics in human futures.”

This event has been jointly developed by Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and GradCAM – the Graduate School of Creative Art and Media. All details about this event and a schedule can be found on www.sciencegallery.com/events/2011/11/surface-tension-symposium-gradcam
Admission is free, however, booking is required on the same website.

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Christmas is coming closer and closer and we need to start thinking about all the preparations. If you plan to bake cakes or Christmas Cookies, you most likely will use flour and by coincidence I discovered something interesting last week:
Even if baking cakes is not your normal pursuit, you probably have heard about “Self Raising Flour” and “Plain Flour”. (I only heard about Self Raising Flour when I came to Ireland, in Germany you add yeast etc or baking powder to plain flour to make it “self” raising.) The idea is that Self Raising Flour contains what ever is needed (yeast or similar) to raise the dough during the baking process while plain flour should be just that: PLAIN flour nothing else. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flour#Plain_flour )
Surprising, though that the flour that LIDL sells doesn’t seem to know the difference! Have a look at the odd ingredient list here: www.dublineventguide.com/media/SelfRaisingFlourLidl.jpg


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