Dublin Event Guide 664: This is all you need today! – Events and suggestions for a great weekend! :-)

July 11th, 2020
DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

  11 July 2020 – No 664

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This is all you need today! – Events and suggestions for a great weekend! :-)

Hi all!

If you read this on Facebook, then I need a few seconds of your time! You know that Facebook rewards people for writing interesting posts, right? The more interesting a post is, the more people will be shown it. And Facebook judges this by how many people leave any sort of feedback. Could you help and lave a little remark?? Thanks!!

We are still in the twilight zone between lockdown and normality as far as live events are concerned and who knows how much longer that will last. Live music and especially singing is currently seen as a high risk activity and the short to medium term outlook is bleak. In a country that has a huge amount of musicians and bands and where enjoying live music is a big part of our normal “going out routine” this affects lots of people.

Something needs to be done to help the performers and artists, but during a time where help is needed in LOTS of places, that is not an easy thing to do. But please let me know if you have some good ideas!

How are YOU doing? How are you coping with all the ongoing changes? Some people just get through difficult times as if they were made for it and others struggle seriously. But if you don’t find it too easy, remember that you are not alone and talk to people that you trust about how you struggle. It will continue to get better!!

The Weather forecast for this weekend looks really good, so make use of it and get out! ;-)

And finally, before we get to events, please don’t forget that your beloved (I hope!!!) Dublin Event Guide needs your help as well. I use all donations to cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide. I don’t make any profit from creating this newsletter week after week. And this is not a complaint, I just want to make it clear that your donations are not going in my pocket but will be completely for the Dublin Event Guide.

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++ Explorers Imagination Summer Camp for Kids
Date: 13-17 July – 10:00-13:00 – From EUR 5
Join the Explorers Imagination virtual Summer Camp this July and start planning an adventure with the little ones at home. Jump into the jungle or take to the skies and explore the world alongside the Irish diaspora. These workshops will be delivered remotely and this camp consists of a 1-hour Zoom delivered session, followed by 2-hours of engaging activities for children aged 6 – 12 years and families to do at home together.

++ Dublin’s Docklands is the place to be this summer!
With Ireland reopening at last, there are reasons to visit every corner of the city and Dublin’s Docklands area is no exception. Make time to wander off the beaten path to discover a neighbourhood where past, present and future effortlessly collide. With world-class visitor attractions, plenty of wide-open space and an excellent selection of bars and restaurants, it’s got all the ingredients of a great day out.
And EPIC have compiled a list of all the businesses open in the area! This list will be updated on a daily basis: dublin.epicchq.com/dublin-docklands



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And here are lots of free events:


++ Bike Like Me – Cycling Ireland Virtual Festival (mainly for women and girls) 09:30-14:00 Online www.cyclingireland.ie/page/programmes/bike-like-me
+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-16:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Bushy Park Market 10:00-16:00 Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6W www.facebook.com/bushyparkmarket
+ Fitness Class by YMCA – Abs & Core 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/ymcafitnessdublin
+ Ukulele Licence – Play Along – Rock Jam School 11:00-11:30 Online www.facebook.com/rockjamschool/posts/2887635174698021 (Live Stream on vimeo.com/event/114987)
++ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Live Storytime for kids with Wee Bookworms 11:30-12:00 Online www.facebook.com/WeeBookwormsClub/
+ Wellness Talk: Happy Gut Happy Brain 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/367488527568180/
+ Ballet Class with Saor Dance and Fitness 13:00-14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/996210294131997/
++ Soapbox Science Dublin – Talks by 12 female Scientists 14:00-18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/271378200607579/ the detailed programme is here www.ucd.ie/innovation/news-and-events/latest-news/soapbox-science-dublin-2020/
+ Dance Fitness Class with Saor Dance and Fitness 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/592296294752918/
+ Olive Bread Workshop 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/556655931695103/
+ Dance Salsa in Phoenix Park (incl free class for beginners) 16:00-19:00 Bandstand, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 www.facebook.com/events/1502488179959400/
+ Enda Reilly – Original Songs – Live Stream 17:00-18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/945875982504919/
+ PhotoIreland Festival: Situation #202 The Googlified Image 18:00-19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/672619173596764/
+ Mantra Lounge With Govinda Priya – Mantra, Meditation and Music 19:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2695621860541682/
+ Online Karaoke 19:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/788504245018283/





+ Ballymun Car Boot Sale – 08:00-13:00 Ballymun Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin 9 www.facebook.com/irishcarboot
+ Online Psychic & Holistic Fair (40 free talks + online shops) 10:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2362261894085266/
+ Butter Chicken and Homemade Naan – Cooking for kids 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1372741366254314/
+ Glasnevin Indoor Market 11:00-18:00 Glasnevin Business Park (next to TJ O ‘Mahoney), Dublin 11,  D11AX66 www.facebook.com/events/873008883203026/
+ Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ ZoomBa with Noe 11:00-12:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/619645042091678/
+ Anna Free Live for kids 11:00-11:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/268469021146262/
+ Pro-Cathedral Summer Live-stream Concert 12:00-12:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/283538892854697/
+ Quidditch Practice – Open Training 12:00-15:00 Fairview Park, Dublin 3 www.facebook.com/events/605601137053646/

+ The Faces of Racism in 21st Century – Talk 16:00-18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/832390653960806/ (Organised by Salsa Everybody Dance studio in Dublin)
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/TheGSGC/
+ Dea Matrona – Live Gig 19:30-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2560441467601234/


Next Week

++ Summer Science Online Programme Mon-Fri 13-17 July 10:30-17:00 royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/summer-science-online/programme/monday/
+ How the Great London Fire Was Stopped – Live Stream Mon 13 July 14:00-14:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/3227797903906537/
+ Sing with Discovery Gospel Choir Workshop – Hotter Than July Mon 13 July 19:00 www.eventbrite.ie/e/111130817266 (Registration required)
+ Axis Summer Sessions: Steo Wall – Live Music Mon 13 July 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/280254993421232/

+ Big Bang Digital 2020 – Science, Engineering & Covid-19 Tue 14 July 09:00-17:00 www.facebook.com/events/691628268292857/
+ Summer Science Online Programme Mon-Fri 13-17 July 10:15-17:00 royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/summer-science-online/programme/tuesday/
+ Mission to Mars – Nature Live Online – Live Video Tue 14 July 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/naturalhistorymuseum/videos/578504766177672/
+ Glass to grass goodness: Ireland’s dairy opportunity – UCD Discovery Zoom for Thought Tue 14 July 14:00-14:15 Online www.ucd.ie/discovery/zoomforthought/glasstograssgoodnessirelandsdairyopportunity.html
++ French Bastille Day – Online Tue 14 July 16:30-22:30 www.facebook.com/events/296315034883075/ (with events for kids (16:45-18:30) and adults (18:00-22:30). E.g. Quiz, Cooking Demo, Film Screening, DJ
+ Ruby Sessions at Home Tue 14 July 20:30-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2411359412411716/

+ Summer Science Online Programme Mon-Fri 13-17 July 10:15-17:00 royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/summer-science-online/programme/wednesday/
+  Set up Google Analytics for success – Google Webinar Wed 15 July 11:00-12:00 Online learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage-ie/f2f
++ COVID-19 and Public International Law – Online Conference with 14 international speakers 12:00-16:30 Online www.tcd.ie/law/news-events/publicinternationallaw.php
+ The life and times of Jonathon Swift – History Lecture Wed 15 July 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1179674185711376/
+ Bard Yard Online Poetry Open Mic & Music Wed 15 July 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/874514706369838/

+ Summer Science Online Programme Mon-Fri 13-17 July 10:15-17:00 royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/summer-science-online/programme/thursday/
+ National Library Exhibition Tour of “From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence” Thu 16 July 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/104580998582 (Registration required)
+ The Festival of Curiosity 2020 – Festival of science, arts, design and technology. 16-19 July festivalofcuriosity.ie/programme/ (Registration required)
+ Ukulele Licence – Play Along – Rock Jam School Thu 16 July 11:00-11:30 Online www.facebook.com/rockjamschool/posts/2887635174698021 (Live Stream on vimeo.com/event/114987)
++ Wood Quay Summer Sessions – Cassiopeia Wind Quintet – Contemporary Wind Chamber Music Thu 16 July 18:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1384771385059581/
+ Wonders of Water Voles – Q&A with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (for all ages!) Thu 16 July 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/292003441995622/

+ Summer Science Online Programme Mon-Fri 13-17 July 10:15-17:00 royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/summer-science-online/programme/friday/
+ The Festival of Curiosity 2020 – Festival of science, arts, design and technology. 16-19 July festivalofcuriosity.ie/programme/ (Registration required)
+ Make a Percussion Instrument Workshop (Age 5-10) – Hotter than July Fri 17 July 14:00 www.eventbrite.ie/e/110775181550 (Booking required)
+ Havana Che – Live – Hotter Than July Festival Fri 17 July Online www.improvisedmusic.ie/festivals/hotter-than-july
+ Chamber Choir Ireland performs Fauré’s Requiem – NCH Livestream Series Fri 17 July 20:00 www.facebook.com/nationalconcerthall/photos/a.78706450906/10158325620190907/



Back at work but hungry for more events and suggestions?

I found a few more things to keep you going in between the events that are listed above. ;-)

1) Virtual Tour of the week
With this week’s virtual tour is related to the next section here, No 2). Workers in some industries can get free access to the Guinness Storehouse, but if you are not so lucky or if a friend with a free ticket wants to convince you to join them, then you can get an impression at this Virtual Tour of the Guinness Storehouse www.virtualvisittours.com/guinness-storehouse/

2) Free Access to Guinness Storehouse for Frontliners
The Guinness Storehouse is re-opening again and they have 100 free tickets per day (until 31 Dec!!) for Frontline Workers (including healthcare, public transport, postal services, supermarkets, haulage, utilities). So if are from one of these industries and have a Work ID, you can visit the Storehouse and you will also get a free pint.
Booking required! www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/frontline

3) Free Books for kids
The app “Rivet” is providing more than 3500 free books for kids! The rivet.area120.com/ The books are age and skill categorised

4) Phoenix Park Gates re-opened!
Great news! The OPW listened to the justified complaints about lack of due process regarding the closure of the Phoenix Park Gates and thez have opened them again yesterday (Friday). That doesn’t mean that they will stay open forever, but the correct procedure is to assess the consequences fully before a decision is made that will affect lots of people. So the gates are open (for now) and a public consultation will be launched to gather the opinions and viewpoints of all affected.
It is the right decision and I wonder if the new government had some impact on this decision. www.thejournal.ie/phoenix-park-gates-reopen-5146133-Jul2020/

5) Multi-Day Events from this week
+ Summer Science Online by the Royal Society London from 13-17 July www.facebook.com/events/573662953295232/ (Registration required)
+ Hotter than July online by Improvised Music Company with music, story-telling and creativity 17-26 July www.facebook.com/events/3072221199493392/
+ The Festival of Curiosity 2020 – Festival of science, arts, design and technology. 16-19 July festivalofcuriosity.ie/programme/ (Registration required)

6) Online Courses
During the Covid lockdown, enrollments in Udemy courses increased by 425%! Wow! What did you learn during that time? In July most Udemy courses will cost between EUR 10.99 and 12.99, so it is not too late yet to learn something new. Use this link shor.by/GqCk because if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

7) Books
A free Book summary per week can be found here: readitfor.me/91927
And to buy books I recommend Book Depository because they are usually cheaper than others and they always include delivery for free (and by using this link you help the Dublin Event Guide): www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=dubevg
Some of you have asked me to continue with the weekly book suggestions, so here is another one.
At the moment you can only pre-order this book and the US Administration is still trying their best to block the book, but it is quite certain that they will fail again. This newest book about Donald Trump is written by his niece, a clinical psychologist, and has the title “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” by Mary L. Trump. It could provide a really interesting insight into the twisted psyche of the – as she calls it – world’s most dangerous man. www.bookdepository.com/book/9781471190148/?a_aid=dubevg


And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week. Stay sane and safe and smile, laugh and stay in contact with your friends!Take care,



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