Event Guide 178: Innovation Dublin Festival, Family Science Day, Refresh Dublin

November 12th, 2010

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 178
| 12 Nov 2010 Subscribers: 7543

Hi all!

Today, on 12 November 2010, we have reason to celebrate!! Together we managed to break through the 7500 subscriber barrier and there is no stopping. ;-) I had set the goal of 7500 some years ago for the 31 December, but we managed to achieve it 7 weeks earlier. Great achievement! Thanks to you all for your help!
Now it is onwards to 10,000! :-) This next milestone is planned for 31 Dec 2011, so just a bit more than 1 year from now to get 2,500 more people ton subscribe. Do I think I can do that? In all honesty, I don’t think _I_ can! BUT, do I think WE can achieve that? Without a shadow of a doubt!! Imagine, if just one third of you would find ONE additional person tomorrow, we could arrive at 10,000 subscribers within one single day! And I am sure you know ONE additional person, don’t you? ;-)


Occasionally I am asked why I care about the number of subscribers. Considering that I don’t make any money with the Event Guide, I obviously won’t get more money if there are more people reading the Event Guide. And there are a number of reasons. The first one is this: The only way to measure if the time I invest in the Event Guide is invested wisely or is wasted, is through the number of subscribers. The second reason is that as a group with a common interest, our Dublin Event Guide Community grows in influence through the number of subscribers. With 7500 people we are not a bad bunch. But imagine if we were 20,000 or so. The third reason has to with money: I have lots of ideas and plans for this Event Guide, but a number of time depend on money being available to realise the ideas and plans. For that reason I have some advertisement in the Event Guide now and more subscribers means that more advertisers are interested in the newsletter.

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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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I hope that this week will be a little quieter. ;-) Last week was mad busy and every now and then I need to take some time out as well…..between 30-60 minutes or so. LOL But seriously, I will be busy on Saturday, but it seems I will have a quiet Sunday. On Saturday+Sunday we run a 2-day beginners course again teaching Krav Maga, the self-defence system that everybody can learn easily (www.kravmagaireland.com), but I will not be there all the time on both days. On Saturday afternoon, I will pop my head in the door at the Flamenco event in the Culture Box if I get the opportunity and hope to be able to go to the Project A Apparel launch in the evening. On Sunday I currently have no plans yet apart from the Gardiner Street Gospel Mass in the evening.
During the week I will start early with next week’s Event Guide because on Thursday I will be with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir at the PeterMcVerry Trust Event in the Button Factory in Temple Bar, so I better get some work done on this newsletter before Thursday. If I had the time I would go to the Social Entrepreneur event on Wednesday and to the open night at Dunsink Observatory.


The Children’s ‘Opera Tunes’ Event is a family event that gives you an opportunity to introduce your children in a nice way to the fascinating world of Opera. On Sat 20 Nov from 12:00-13:00 in the Gaiety Theatre, the Bugs Bunny classic ‘What’s Opera Doc?’ and other opera cartoon favourites such as ‘The Rabbit of Seville’ and ‘Baton Bunny’ will be screened. These cartoons will appeal to parents and children alike and the screening will be followed by a live performance and some very special surprises. Tickets are EUR 10 for adults and EUR 8 for children and a Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is EUR 30. You can book on 1890 673727 and find all details here www.operaireland.ie/index.jsp?p=94&n=193 Opera Ireland has made a family ticket available for a competition here in the Dublin Event Guide and to be in with a chance to win, you need to send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject OPERA and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with my by 18:00 on Monday 15 Nov.

The lovely people from Compadrito Tango once again have made a pair of tickets available for their “Tango Workshops for Absolute Beginners”. The workshop takes place on Sat 13 Nov from 13:00-17:00 in the Fitness Dock studio, Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2 and the name says it, it is for absolute beginners. :-) If you always wanted to start learning Tango, this is your best chance. The fee for this 4 hour long introduction is just EUR 55 and you can book directly with Simona on 086-3747958, but hurry and mention that you heard about it in the Dublin Event Guide! Details are at www.tangofever.net/classes.html or www.facebook.com/pages/Compadrito-Tango-dance/35770664511 The lucky winner of the pair of tickets is Marika Iannuzzi.

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

______Dublin News______________

Thomas Reads Pubs were with us for many years and they were good places. There were Thomas Reads Pubs in Parliament Street and at Smithfield, Pravda belonged to the group and there were The Bailey in Duke Street, Searsons in Baggot Street, The Winding Stair on Ormond Quay, The Globe in in South Great George’s Street, The Harbourmaster Bar in the IFSC, Floridita in Abbey Street, the Dawson Lounge in Dawson Street, Ron Black’s in Dawson Street, plus a few more places and 8 bars at Dublin Airport. An impressive empire of pubs, but unfortunately it all came crashing down a few years ago. Many of the pubs provided free live music and were therefore definitely on my radar. Since the whole group with all 22 Pubs went into examinership in November 2008 (www.rte.ie/news/2008/1128/thomasread-business.html) a lot has happened. A number of the pubs closed down and others were sold and re-opened. Some are still in the middle of the process and this article explains what is going on: www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/commercialproperty/2010/1110/1224283010253.html Pravda is now The Grand Social and there are still/again a lot of free events, Ron Black’s, a place that I liked but didn’t frequent toooo often, will become an Argentinean Steak Restaurant and many other places have been or will be re-opened under new management.
A shocking aspect of this story is the massive rent that the owners of the premises STILL demand: EUR 450,000 to take over the lease and then EUR 400,000 per year to rent the former Ron Black’s, is just crazy money. That means the place needs to make a PROFIT of 1095 per day, just to pay the rent. Can you see why the prices in Ireland are so ridiculously high?

This is brilliant news! The Dublin Bikes Scheme will expand from 450 to up to 5000 bikes over the next five years according to the chairman of the Dublin City Council Transport Committee. Apart from the significant increase in bikes, the message says as well that the area of coverage will be significantly expanded. New bike stations will be in the Docklands and at Heuston Station. Two really busy areas where having bikes makes a LOT of sense. Let’s hope that this is not just a comment of a councillor but a definite plan, because it would be a really positive development. www.rte.ie/news/2010/1111/dublin_bikes.html

Are you bothered, bewildered or just bogged down with life at the moment? – Mary Keating, MA, trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist, is available for appointments in Custom House Medical Centre, IFSC or at 20 Lower Baggot Street. Please phone 01-6776253 or 0868783086 or email mkeating@iol.ie for enquiries or to make an appointment. Her fees are appropriate to circumstances, so talk to her if you could do with some help and support. www.agalma.ie/therapists/mary-keating

Thanks to the people that replied to this call/invitation and sent Lindsay YOUR magic places in Dublin. If you are interested in Dublin and love the city, then check out the Exhibition Section here today. There will be an exhibition by Designing Dublin with lots and lots of suggestions and ideas for Dublin and with the information you have provided about what you love about the city.

The interest in this is huge, so it will stay here for another short while to make sure that every one got a chance to share their opinion: Dublin City wants to improve the city. For “Your Dublin, Your Voice”, you are asked to complete a short survey before Fri 10 Dec to share your Experience of Living, Working or Studying in Dublin. If you help with your opinions you will be entered into a prize draw and two lucky winners will each receive a voucher for two people for a scenic helicopter tour of Dublin. Go to the survey here: surveys.delve-surveys.com/dccpanel?friendref=133545975
Once you register and complete the first survey you will then become a member of the ‘Dublin Opinion Panel’. As a panel member you may be contacted up to four times per year to complete a short survey about Dublin…and you can win more prizes.
For more information about the whole initiative check www.dublincity.ie/YOURCOUNCIL/Pages/Yourdublinyourvoice.aspx

Thanks for all your mails regarding Trad Music venues. I will compile the list and will include it in one of the next few weeks!


In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. The banks don’t help anymore, the government doesn’t want to help, so we have to help ourselves! The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will help you if you have recently started a company and if you could do with spreading the word. I hope being mentioned here and being seen by the 7000+ readers of the Event Guide will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide and once you have made a nice bit of money, a donation would be very appreciated. ;-) (This offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages only. Established companies can contact me regarding very affordable advertisement options in the Dublin Event Guide.) If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.

More to come! New companies that will be mentioned here soon are a Car Sharing Scheme and a Nutritionist. Watch this space.


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.

“Designing Dublin” wants to share, show, flash and amaze you with everything that makes Dublin an exciting city as part of Innovation Dublin. Designing Dublin will be unfolding a “Looking for Love – Revealing One Million Urban Offerings”, a beta physical space (A what? :-) ) where you can experience a city centre that is full of stories and grit, people with projects, ideas, ambitions, deals and offerings. Come, see, experience and add to Dublin’s one million urban offerings. This exhibition will take place in the Film Base in Curved Street, Temple Bar on Wed 17 and Thurs 18 Nov from 10:00-19:00. www.designingdublin.com/

“Two worlds” is the new solo exhibition by Jordi Forniés, which will be in Smock Alley Theater, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 from 18 Nov until 05 Dec. This exhibition organised and curated by Olivier Cornet (Olliart) will feature new paintings by Jordi Forniés. The exhibition will be open from Mon-Sun 11:00-21:00 and the building is the former Cultivate Building. On www.olliart.com/artists/jordifornies.htm you can see the paintings that will feature in this new show and find out more about the artist.


On Fri 12 Nov at 10:30 the “Innovation Dublin Talk: Titian (1485/90-1576), Baldassare Castiglione” will take place in Room 28 of the National Gallery on Merrion Square. The lecturer is Dr Philip Cottrell, University College Dublin. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

The UCD Earth Sciences Institute lecture will continue until December and talks are normally taking place on Thursdays from 12:30-14:00. However the next talk is exceptionally on the Friday:
On Fri 12 Nov from 12:30-14:00 the venue is the Ed Burke Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2. Chaired by Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the next speakers are Prof Paul Walsh, International Development Studies, UCD & Dr Pádraig Carmody, TCD and Mary Robinson, Chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation on Climate Justice
Pre-registration directly to esi.admin@ucd.ie is required for this seminar as space is limited. For more information contact check www.ucd.ie/earth/

The Innovation Dublin 2010 lecture “From Oral to Digital Culture” will consider digital humanities research projects. It will be chaired by Dr Brian Jackson of the UCD John Hume Institute of Global Irish Studies. Advance booking is recommended. It will take place on Fri 12 Nov at 13:00 in Newman House, 85/86 St Stephen’s Green. Admission is free. www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?dt=d.en.66615d=12/11/2010&sd=Friday,12November

Ronan O’ Snodaigh will be in Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 on Fri 12 Nov at 13:00 for an In-Store Event. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour takes place every Friday at 13:00 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

Mingjia a supporter of the Event Guide and PhD student at UCD told me about an interesting event she is involved with. It is an event in the context of the Innovation Dublin Festival. On Fri 12 Nov from 14:00-16:00 Mingjia’s Professor, Nick Holden will run a free workshop for small businesses who want to make sure that they provide a green image to their customer and clients. The workshop introduces the concept of Life Cycle Thinking, a fundamental approach to ensure sustainable production and consumption along the whole value chain of products and services. Detail of the workshop can be found here: www.ucd.ie/nova/innovationdublin2010/smallbusiness/#d.en.68287 It sounds very interesting and should be a big help for small businesses and if you are interested in this workshop, register by sending an email to nick.holden@ucd.ie.

“Will the world end in 2012? The astronomical evidence.” will be discussed on Fri 12 Nov at 19:00 in the Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. This is a Royal Irish Academy Lecture for Science Week. Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University Astrophysics) will look at: What’s all this about the end of the world in 2012? Just what is meant to happen, and how likely is it to happen? This talk examines the threats from space and explains how much truth there is in the suggestions that killer asteroids, lethal solar flares or the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way (for example) could cause the end of the Earth. Admission is free but booking is essential. To book and for more information go to www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/-Will-the-world-end-in-2012–The-astronomical-evid.aspx

On Fri 12 Nov at 19:30, the Irish Palestine Alliance invites to a screening of the film “With God On Your Side”, a film about Christian Zionism in the US. The event will take place in the J.M. Synge Theatre, Room 2309, in the Arts Block, Trinity College.
The film challenges the basis of Christian Zionism and its implications for Palestine. The significance of the Christian Zionist Movement in the USA cannot be overestimated in terms of its influence on US policy towards Israel. It ensures Israel continues to receive between 3-8 billion dollars annually from the US in grants, loans and subsidies and military assistance.
The screening will be followed by a discussion led by the Director, Porter Speakman, Jr and Dr Stephen Sizer. Admission is free. www.sadaka.ie www.indymedia.ie/article/98034

Songs of the Soul is an experience of the stillness and power of meditative music, performed by an international ensemble of over 60 musicians. The concert features music performed in a variety of styles – from a-capella choral singing, to sitar and tabla improvisations, haunting solo tenor vocals, culminating in a powerful finale with all musicians on stage. The Songs of the Soul concerts were started in 2008 as a tribute to the music of the late composer Sri Chinmoy. Since then, the musicians have toured all over the world, visiting 25 countries in just two years. Over a performing career lasting over 20 years until his death in 2007, Sri Chinmoy performed at almost 800 public concerts free of charge, out of a belief that inner peace and joy was not something you could charge people for. “Songs of the Soul” continue that tradition and free tickets can be requested by calling 086-2576699. For more information (and to get a taste of the concert experience), check www.songsofthesoul.com
The concert will take place in the RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Fri 12 Nov at 20:00.

* 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 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15. These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie.
* 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.


Science Week is Ireland’s biggest annual promotion of science to the general public. This year it runs from Sun 07 Nov – Sun 14 Nov with the Dublin Libraries running their Science Week events from Mon 08 Nov until Fri 19 Nov. The aim of Science Week is to promote the relevance of science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives and to demonstrate just how important it is to the future development of Irish society and the economy.
All information can be found on www.scienceweek.ie and many events are really interesting. Check the website and go to some of the events! ;-)

This year’s Innovation Dublin festival will take place from 10-21 Nov. For those 11 days, venues all over the city region will open their doors to showcase and promote innovation in the city. Lots and lots of events will take place during the Festival and you should have a look at the programme here: www.innovationdublin.ie/index.php/festival2010/ Unfortunately there is no downloadable programme brochure and the online schedule is not giving a perfect overview, but all the information is there, so you have to search a bit. www.facebook.com/pages/Innovation-Dublin/167207600069

Every weekend on Sat and Sun the Point Village Market is taking place from 09:00-17:00. It is an outdoor food market with a flea market-like add-on. The market is next to the Point Depot (O2), right beside the last Luas stop “The Point” on the Red Line. In addition to the market, there is outdoor entertainment every week on a truck stage. You can (sometimes :-/ ) find more details here: www.pointvillagemarket.ie/events

On Sat 13 and Sun 14 Nov (10:00-17:00) Cloney Audio are holding a Home Entertainment event at Bewleys Hotel in Ballsbridge, just next to the venue of this week’s “Toys for Big Boys” show in the RDS. There will be 7 rooms showcasing all your home entertainment needs from HiFi / Home Cinema to Multiroom Audio systems. Admission is free. www.cloneyaudio.com

The Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 is hosting a Family Science Day on Sat 13 November. There are three presentations starting at 10:30 with The Bubble Man, continuing at 13:30 with Deirdre Kelleghan of the Irish Astronomical Society and at 15:30 Michael Moylan’s presents his interactive Science Show.
Booking for each event is essential and you can find all the information about the event and to book here www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

Dawn French will be signing copies of “A Tiny Bit Marvellous” in Eason’s in O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 on Sat 13 Nov at 12:00.

John Giles will be signing copies of “A Football Man: My Autobiography” on Sat 13 Nov at 12:00 in Dubray Books Grafton Street and on the same day at 16:00 in Dubray Books Bray. John Giles was a key player for Manchester United and Leeds United, was player and manager of the Irish national team and is now a TV football analyst.

The Crafty Market in Shebeen Chic on South Great Georges Street now has a Swop Shop included and is now a weekly market. The next Crafty Market will take place on Sat 31 Oct from 13:00-18:30. Admission is free and there’s live music all day. Expect Art and Crafts, Vintage clothes and bric a brac stalls, live acoustic music upstairs and downstairs ranging from Singer song writers via Trad bands to Jazz. Check out www.thecraftymarket.com

Peña Flamenca El Indalo opens its doors at The Culture Box, 12 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 just opposite Meeting House Square. Once a month on a Saturday the sound of flamenco will fill the air for the entire afternoon. Join in for a cup of tea or coffee, browse the library of educational materials and take part in free flamenco taster activities. The first event is taking place on Sat 13 Nov from 14:00 and members of the club and everybody else is welcome to learn more about flamenco. Join a rhythm and clapping session with Lucas González at 15:00 and an introduction to Sevillanas with Javier Marcos Antonio at 16:00. Peña Flamenca El Indalo is a Dublin-based not-for-profit with a reputation for bringing the finest flamenco professionals to Ireland to teach and perform. Founded in 2009, its aim is to promote and enrich the culture of flamenco through education and entertainment. www.flamencoindalo.com/

+ A full day of events entitled “Ireland and World War One” will take place in the National Museum in Collins Barracks on Sat 13 Nov. From 10:00-16:45 a variety of talks, re-enactments and film screening will take place on this day of events to mark Ireland’s involvement in World War One. The programme includes a talk with Altay Cengizer, the Turkish Ambassador; historial re-enactment and a session with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association. www.museum.ie/en/list/featuredevents.aspx?article=139f3d1c-b8b8-44b4-ad16-6ec6217120bf
+ The Science Week Adult Workshop “Amber” will take place on Sat 13 Nov from 13:00-14:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History Museum). Join Matthew Parkes, Geologist at the Museum, in a workshop on amber. Have fun with your own piece of raw copal, fashioning an ornament or jewellery, or finding preserved insects. Places limited to 12. Booking at 01 6486316. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1757
+ The Science Week Family Tour “Teddy Bears” will take place on Sat 13 Nov from 15:00-16:00 in Merrion Street (Natural History Museum). “Learn more about animals that are usually made into cuddly toys, but who are not all friendly in real life. Don’t forget to bring your own favourite Teddy Bear! No booking required.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1758

On Sat 13 Nov at 15:00 the National Gallery Family Programme “Great athletes and giant heroes” with Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire will take place. The National Gallery is accessible via entrances from Merrion Square and from Clare Street. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html

Project A Apparel is a small T-shirt printing and design company run by Francesca Griffin and Dualta Jones and they will show and present their “earthpositive” product range in Dublin this weekend. The show “Do you want Tunes with that?” is to raise awareness of their brand and to launch the new designs. I got a bit of an insight into the plans for this event and it sounds interesting, quirky and artistic, so it definitely won’t be a boring event. ;-) The event will take place on Sat 13 Nov in the Mill Street Studios, Mill Street (near Cork Street), Dublin 8. Admission is free, you are invited to bring your own beer (byob), but there will be other free drinks and snacks. The event wills tart at 20:00 and will run until 22:30. If possible I will have a look what the two have in store for us, so I might see you there. ;-) www.projectaapparel.com

The Mercantile Bar in Dame Street is inviting to a performance of Tony St James and The Lurrrve Machine on Sat 13 Nov. The event is a “Late night” event and I am not tooo sure when the “Late night” starts. Admission is free, but there is another event in the Mercantile at 21:00 on Sat that is not free, so watch out for that. I hear his event is good fun, so check it out. www.tonystjames.com/

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a new 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

Movember the “Moustache November”, which raises money for prostate cancer research is the reason why the Sugar Club in Leeson Street is inviting you to another Movember Midnight Movie on Sat 13 Nov. The film will be “Withnail & I (The Drinking Game)” Doors open at 23:00. Admission is free but a donation of EUR 5 at the door is suggested. This will go directly to Movember.com Ireland. ie.movember.com/

* 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 Designer Mart is on winter break and will return from 13 March!
* 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
* The Point Village Market is taking place every Sat+Sun from 08:30-17:30 next to the Point Depot (a.k.a. The O2) at the final LUAS stop in the Docklands. There are more than 100 stalls every week and you can find out more here www.pointvillagemarket.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 09:30-12:00. 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 and you can find just everything. The 50 stalls sell collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food. www.blackrockmarket.com/ Opening hours are Sat+Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30 and Sun: 12:00-17:30
* Meditation through Breathing: Every Saturday from 11:00-12:00 this event will take place in Iveagh Gardens (at the back, near fountains). The event is free of charge, but since it is weather dependent, you are asked to call beforehand to ensure the class is on (087 2045168). Suitable for all. No previous experience required. Wear comfortable warm clothes and bring a yoga mat/light blanket.
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* Trad Session – Schoolhouse Pub in 2-8 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge. Every Saturday from 20:30 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 resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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The weekly Children’s Art Cart Workshops at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre is taking place every Sun from 10:30-12:30. Up to 20 children can participate but they must be supervised by an adult. Children 5 years & over. Oddly there doesn’t seem to be a workshop this week! The next workshops are 21 Nov: Pond life; 28 Nov: Medieval life; 05 Dec: Christmas cards; 12 Dec: Christmas decorations; 19 Dec: Making wrapping paper. The website doesn’t have an up-to-date list at the moment, but I am assured the workshops are going ahead. You can check with the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre (Phone 01-6770095) to make sure that it takes place. www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,12181,en.html

The Ferocious Mingle Market will take place on Sun 14 Nov in the Dublin Food Co-op on Newmarket Square in Dublin 8. The market is an “Old Charm Irish market packed with banter & craic”. It will take place from 11:00-17:00 and will have 40 stalls. Traders, but as well visitors are invited to wear Fancy Dress. www.thejosiebaggleycompany.com/pages/FerociousMingleMarket-info.htm and www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ferocious-Mingle-Market/119919821374353

The Sunday Concerts in the Hugh Lane Gallery are back. They were called “Sunday at Noon” but don’t have that name anymore. They are free concerts of mostly classical music in the Hugh Lane Gallery. Before the summer these concerts took place from 12:00-13:00, but the gallery’s website still doesn’t tell us the starting time. Assume it is again 12:00-13:00! On Sun 14 Nov the concert is “Cello and Piano” with Miriam Roycroft (cello) and Reamonn Keary (piano) playing pieces from Schumann, Barber and Chopin. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=585

The Sweet & Lowdown Jazz Trio, featuring Stella Bass on vocals, Yann O’Brien on piano and Nev Lloyd on double bass play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. So if you want to sweeten your Sunday with a bit of Jazz, you know where to go. Details are on www.stellabass.com and a video is here gush.ie/clients/sweetlow/video/

On Sun 14 Nov from 15:00-19:00 Exchange Art will take place in Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar. Exchange Art is a art swap session. “Bring along your own art or stuff from your wall and swap it with others for their art. If you forget to bring something you can fill out an IOU and promise art to someone for the future in return for something they have right there. You can swap anything arty, including but certainly not limited to; paintings, poems, crafts, sketches, dance performances, photographs, sculptures, stories and well anything really.” Be there early to get the best pieces. More information is here: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158851210816955

Saucy Sundays is a new live music session happening in the The Grand Social (former Pravda). It will run from 15:00-21:00 every Sunday with a line up of musicians from all round the country. It is organised by Singer/Songwriter Lisa Mc Laughlin and Joey Sauce (The Hot Sprockets). www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001494016795&v=info

+ The Family Event “My Museum: Space Rocks” will take place in the Natural History Museum in Merrion Street on Sun 14 Nov from 15:00-16:00. “Join Matthew Parkes, geological curator, in the Discovery Zone to look at meteorites that are billions of years old! No booking required. Due to popular demand you may have to return later to take part.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1761
+ The Family Workshop “My Museum: Medals of Honour” will take place in Collins Barracks on Sun 14 Nov from 15:00-16:00. “Did you know that soldiers had to sew and mend their uniforms? Join Natalie Katona, Museum educator and textile artist, to find out more and make your own badge using a mixture of interesting materials. No booking required. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=1762

On Sun 14 Nov at 15:00 the talk “The State Art Collections” by Lecturer Jacquie Moore, Office of Public Works will take place in the National Gallery in Clare Street/Merrion Square. Admission is free. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

The next Sunday Sketching for 7+ Year olds has the title “Eadweard Muybrige in motion” and will take place on 14 Nov from 15:00-16:00. No booking necessary. Early arrival is recommended. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=537

The Ratzingers Jazz Trio (which is closely related, but not the same as the Ratzingers Soul Band) will be playing in Hedigan’s (Phibsboro) on Sun 14 Nov from 18:30. Admission is free. www.theratzingers.com/Jazz_Band.html

Each Sunday the ‘The Shazwanda Show’ takes place in the Dragon in Sth Great Georges Street. It starts at 20:00 with popcorn to watch the X Factor results show live on the big screen and is followed by a one-hour cabaret and comedy show from 21:00 by Sharyn Hayden (Actress Presenter Comedian Singer Writer…Northsider) as Shazwanda. Admission is free www.facebook.com/Shazwanda

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy which is downstairs in Shebeen Chic, Sth Great Georges Street every week. It starts at 21:00 and the line-up is changing every week. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

* The Temple Bar Book Market is taking place every Sat+Sun on Temple Bar Square from 11:00-18:00.
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday 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
* 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
* The Crafty Market in Shebeen Chic on South Great Georges Street is taking place from 13:00-18:30. Admission is free and there are Art and Crafts, Vintage clothes and bric a brac stalls, live acoustic music upstairs and downstairs – ranging from Singer song writers via Trad bands to Jazz. www.thecraftymarket.com
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Mercantile in 28 Dame Street from 21:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Ireland/Sunday-Roast/57594006610
* Graeme McKenna plays an acoustic gig (from trad to contemporary) every Sun at 18:00 in Number6 on Smithfield Square. www.number6.ie/
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* Every Sunday “The Latin Beat” will take place in the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-02:00. A band will play from 21:00-22:30, a Latin Beat Club, Brazilian DJs and Salsa Classes will be additional features. Admission is free. www.odeon.ie/
* 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
* Gardiner Street 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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A new free Comedy Night with comedy improv, stand up and sketch every Monday night in Panti Bar on Capel St is hosted by Joe Kearney. The line-up includes Karnage, Shinoxy, Aidan Killian, Sonya Kelly, Culchie Nora, Carol Tobin, Emma Weafer. The events start at 21:00. entertainment.ie/event/Comedy/Pantibar/A-Bear-A-Bull-And-A-Chicken-Walk-Into-A-Bar/2563419.htm

* Suspended until September, but resuming after that: Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* Cine Café (an evening of short films) and Pint & Picture (full feature film screening) are Howard Linnane’s Irish movie screening nights at 20:00 in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)). To make sure that it is still continuing, check with Howard 085-1351822.
* ‘Hugh Cooney Don’t Like Monday’, a cabaret and live visual performance by Hugh Cooney, will take place every Monday night from 20:30 at The Pygmalion, South William Street, Dublin 2 (in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.facebook.com/pygmaliondublin
* 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
* 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
* 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.


On Tues 16 Nov at 10:30 a lecture in the National Gallery on Merrion Square/Clare Street will take place. The title is “Hugh Lane’s vision has shaped the city’s art collection” with Lecturer Barbara Dawson, Director, Hugh Lane Gallery. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

On Tues 16 Nov from 14:30-16:30 a Jobfit Job Information and Advice Stand will be in the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. If you are unemployed and are looking for a job, you can get information there for free. www.jobfit.ie www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/Events/Pages/career_directions_display.aspx

The Innovation Dublin 2010 event “NovaUCD 2010 Campus Company Development Programme Awards Evening” will take place on Tues 16 Nov at 18:00 in the UCD William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Fifteen new high-tech and knowledge-intensive business ventures are taking part in this year’s NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme. At the Awards evening each of the participating new ventures delivers a short elevator pitch. Three short-listed ventures will then present their business plans in more detail to an audience comprising members of Ireland’s research, state agencies, venture capital, industry and business communities. The winner will be presented with the NovaUCD 2010 CCDP Award and a cheque for EUR 5,000. www.ucd.ie/nova www.ucd.ie/events/calendar?dt=d.en.65262&d=19/11/2010&sd=Tuesday,16November2010

The Crackity Jones’ Tuesday Movie is a brand new cinema event, taking place every Tuesday in the downstairs room of The Grand Social (formerly Pravda) in Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1. The screening starts at 19:30 (sharp) and will be followed by a themed DJ set manned by DJs Megan Fox & Niall James Holohan. Admission is free and you are invited to bring your own cushions. The film on 16 Nov is “Raging Bull” and you find all information here www.facebook.com/crackityjonespromo

The Instituto Cervantes (Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, near Merrion Square) together with the Mexican Embassy is inviting to a Film season marking the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Between 09 and 30 Nov four movies from the 1930s and 1940s with a variety of themes associated with the Revolution will be screened (Spanish with English Subtitles). Admission is free.
+ Tues 16 Nov, 18:00: El Prisionero 13 (1933), director, Fernando de Fuentes + Tues 23 Nov, 18:00: El Compadre Mendoza (1934), dir., Fernando de Fuentes
+ Tues 30 Noc, 18:00: Enamorada (1946), dir., Emilio Fernández No booking required but only limited number of seats available. The website dublin.cervantes.es/en/culture_spanish/activities_cultural_spanish.shtm doesn’t currently list these films yet, but the information reached me directly from the Instituto.

“Getting to work with new web technologies” by David Barrett is the next talk of Refresh Dublin on Tues 16 Nov from 18:30-20:00 in the Science Gallery in Trinity College. Refresh Dublin is an event that promotes design, technology, usability and standards and the intent is to provide a cross-discipline insight into all things design, interactive, creative and technical, so that different disciplines can learn from each other. David Barrett is the front-end developer at Contrast and he has been building websites in some form or another for the last sixteen years. At his talk he will introduce you to some new front-end technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, will show you different ways of using these new technologies in your projects and will guide you through some cool little demos to show you implementation details and some gotchas. Admission is free, but booking is required on www.sciencegallery.com/events/2010/11/refresh-getting-work-new-web-technologies-david-barrett

“Fota House: Voices from the Back Stairs” is the title of a lecture by Dr Jennifer McCrea on Tues 16 Nov at 19:00 in the National Library in Kildare Street. Jennifer McCrea specialises in learning, access and interpretation in historic houses and works with the Irish Heritage Trust at Fota House and across Ireland. She was recently involved in developing the successful www.fotalearningzone.ie project to which the National Library contributed a range of images. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via SMS. :-o Check here for details: www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Fernanda Parente runs a weekly film evening in Shebeen Chic, 4 Sth Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. On Tues 16 Nov the short film “Tog Mise Leat” (2009) and the feature film “Eamon” (2009) by Margaret Corkery will be screened. Admission is free and all details are here www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=159300784110293&notes_tab=app_2347471856

* 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


The aim of the NovaUCD ‘Entrepreneurs Live!’ seminar series is to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship among the academic, research and student population at UCD. The guest speaker at this seminar will be Emmet O’Neill, CEO and co-founder of Smiles Dental, the largest privately-owned provider of dental care in Ireland. After working in banking and aviation finance, Emmet identified a gap in the market for a specialised tooth whitening clinic in Ireland, and in 2005 he opened the first Smiles Clinic in Dublin. Soon after launch, O’Neill realised that the market was not just for tooth whitening but for all dental services and since 2006 he has opened 13 clinics nationwide offering all forms of dental treatment, from check-ups to cleaning right through to oral surgery and orthodontic treatments. Smiles Dental will treat 150,000 patients in 2010 and currently employs over 60 dentists a team of 100 nurses and administration staff.
The event takes place on Wed 17 Nov at 12:30 in NovaUCD, Belfield Innovation Park, Belfield, Dublin 4. Admission is free, but booking is essential: 01 716 3715 www.ucd.ie/nova/events/novanewstitle,68612,en.html

On Wed 17 Nov at 13:15 the next Seven Towers Poetry & Prose Reading will take place at Chapters Bookshop, Parnell Street, Dublin. This is a reading of poetry and prose and this time poet Ross Hattaway and prose writer Donal Maloney will read from their work. Admission free. www.seventowers.ie

‘Do Business, Do Good’ an event hosted by South Dublin County Council and the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship as part of the Innovation Dublin programme, will take place on Wed 17 Nov at 16:00 in the Seminar room of the County Library, Tallaght.
The event will outline three Social Entrepreneur Success Stories. “Who are Social entrepreneurs? Individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious, persistent, tackle major social issues and offer new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to government or business, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.” The three Social Entrepreneurs at this event are
* Killian Stokes – Founder and CEO of mygoodpoints.org
* John Murphy – CEO of Speedpak
* Michael Kelly – Founder and CEO of GIY (Grow it Yourself) This will be followed by a Q&A session with the panelists, chaired by Gordon McConnell (Ryan Academy, DCU).
For further information check out www.southdublininnovates.ie or check the Ryan Academy technology blog: www.ryanacademy.wordpress.com

The Royal Irish Academy invites to the Panel Discussion “Can Science be a Business?” in the context of Innovation Week Dublin. The event will take place on Wed 17 Nov at 18:00 and you need to book your free tickets on www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Panel-Discussion–Can-Science-be-a-Business-.aspx if you are interested in this event. It will take place in the Royal Irish Academy in Dawson Street and the participants will be Dick Ahlstrom (chairman), Science Editor of the Irish Times; Professor Luke O’Neill, TCD; Dr Ena Prosser, Fountain Healthcare Partners; Professor Mark O’Malley, UCD; Professor Emmeline Hill (UCD).

The Spanish Cultural Institute, Instituto Cervantes, is inviting to a film screening. On Wed 17 Nov at 19:00 the film “El Milagro De Candeal” (2004) by Fernando Trueba (in Spanish with English subtitles) will be shown. The Instituto Cervantes is on Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, quite near the National Gallery. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha67771_16_2.htm

For its seventh series, CMC presents the ConTempo String Quartet as resident artists for two evenings of new music::new Ireland. The new music::new Ireland salon series aims to encourage newcomers and enthusiasts to engage with the music of Irish Composers. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere with dialogue encouraged between composers, performers and audience. The event takes place in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on Wed 17 Nov from 18:00-19:00. The Quartet will be accompanied by guest performer John Feeley (Guitar). Together they will perform movements from Eric Sweeney’s Concerto for Guitar as well as individually performing minard nithsdale by Jennifer Walshe and part of Four Pieces for Guitar by Jane O’Leary. This salon will be followed by the launch of John Feeley’s latest CD, Islands.
Admission is free but booking is strongly recommended. To book contact the National Concert Hall on tel: 01 417 0000 or email: info@nch.ie. www.cmc.ie

The Official Launch of the “Models for Moldova” Calendar is taking place in Buck Whaleys, 67 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 on Wed 17 Nov at 18:30 and all supporters of Outreach Moldova are welcome. Outreach Moldova is a charity that is dedicated to providing human rights, medical care and social inclusion for children that have been abandoned or orphaned, children with special needs and children with terminal illnesses in the Republic of Moldova.
The Models for Moldova Calendar is Outreach Moldova’s fundraising vehicle: 12 of Ireland’s models came together to take part in this great project, to become Angels for the Models for Moldova campaign to raise money for orphaned and abandoned children with special needs and palliative needs being cared for by the Irish Charity Outreach Moldova. Register your attendance at the launch event on www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110456505688992

The next Inn Jokes Stand-up Comedy event at the Patriot’s Inn, Kilmainham will take place on Wed 17 Oct. Doors are at 20:00 and the show starts at 21:00. Admission is free and after the event you are invited to pay what you think the event was worth. This month’s line up is Gearoid Farrelly, Rory O’Hanlon and Cathal Murray and Colm O’Regan, who hosts the whole event as well. www.colmoregan.com The Patriot’s Inn is opposite Kilmainham Gaol.

Margaret G, once again found a nugget and told me about an interesting regular event. The Dunsink Observatory in Castleknock has regular Open Nights in darker months of the year and the next one is coming up on Wed 17 Nov. Dunsink Observatory is the oldest scientific institution in Ireland. Built in 1783-1785 for the first Andrews’ Professor of Astronomy in Trinity College Dublin, the observatory is situated on a hill 8km northwest of Dublin’s city centre. Open Nights are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month during the winter months (October-March). Weather permitting, visitors can view celestial objects through the historic Grubb Telescope and two smaller telescopes. Visitors can also attend audio-visual presentations and lectures on a wide variety of topics in astronomy. There is also a question and answer session on all your astronomy related queries. Open nights are free of charge. If you wish to attend the Open Nights, contact Hilary O’Donnell, 01-6621333 or on hod@cp.dias.ie. …and ask Hilary when the event starts, because their website www.dias.ie/lang/en/cosmic/astro/dunsink.html doesn’t say it.

* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “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 Wednesdays. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Wednesday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* The Alex Mathias Jazz Quartet will perform every Thursday from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street. www.alexmathias.com/
* Rhythm ‘n’ Booze in Sin É, Ormond Quay takes place every Wed from 21:00. Live music with DJ afterwards is the weekly programme and the details are here www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001171626567
* 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.


The UCD Earth Sciences Institute lecture will continue until December and talks are normally taking place on Thursdays from 12:30-14:00. However the next talk is not on 18 Nov, but on 25 Nov.
On Fri 25 Nov from 12:30-14:00 the venue is Science Gallery in Trinity College. Two talks will take place. The first one is entitled “Energy Mapping” by Jay Stuart, Managing Director, DW Ecoco Ltd and the second talk is “Achieving a stock of Low Carbon Appliances by 2020” by Neil Stewart, Managing Director, Glen Dimplex Renewables. The meeting is chaired by Gina Quinn, CEO, Dublin Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact check www.ucd.ie/earth/

Every Thursday in October and November from 15:00-18:30 you can explore and discover a wide-ranging mix of Irish short films by award-winning film makers. There’s something for everyone – comedy, drama, documentary and animation. There will be two sessions/screenings on the day so don’t worry if you don’t get the seat first time round. The “Discover Irish Film” is being launched on 14 October and will take place in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street. Admission is free. The first session will go from 15:00-16:30 and the second session from 17:00-18:30. The dates are 18, 25 Nov. www.visitdublin.com/events/freeevents/dublin.aspx

The Panel Discussion “Developments towards Modernism” will take place on Thurs 18 Nov at 17:00 in the Lecture Room of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Check the details on www.imma.ie/en/page_212288.htm where you can book a seat as well.

Ivan St John will be in Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 on Thur 18 Nov at 18:00 for an In-Store Event. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

SIETAR Ireland in association with SALIS/DCU invites you to a panel discussion on “Interculturalism at the workplace in Ireland”. The aim is to understand how different organizations deal with diversity and various intercultural situations in current Ireland. The event takes place on Thurs 18 Nov from 18:00-20:00 in Dublin City University, Seminar Room, 4th Floor in the Invent Building. If you are interested in intercultural issues or deal with them on a regular basis, maybe even as a HR manager, then this event is for you. Admission is free. For details about this event, the list of panel members and to register, check www.activelink.ie/node/4034

On Thurs 18 Nov at 18:30 a special lecture will take place in the National Gallery on Merrion Square/Clare Street. The title is “Metsu’s ‘The Sick Child’ in the context of 17th century Dutch Art” with Lecturer Professor Valerie Hedquist, University of Montana, USA. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

“The Beauty Spot at Dakota” is a weekly event on Thursdays from 19:00-01:00 in the Dakota Bar, 8/9 South William Street, Dublin 2. It is a new night of Fashion, Beauty, Shopping and Drinks in association with Style Nation. “Featuring at the Beauty Spot will be regular beauty tips and advice given by Top Make Up Artists, Hair Stylists, alongside a ‘Pop Up Shop’ hosting vintage & contemporary fashion and accessories. The weekly Beauty Bar will have a different theme and treatments every week.

Every Thursday Wallace Huey, Co-Director of personal development website www.trans4mind.com, invites to an inspiring talk from 19:30-21:00 in the Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8. The series runs from 29 Oct until 16 Dec and every week will cover a different aspect/topic. Wallace promises that you are provided with practical tools to nurture inner peace regardless of your personal circumstances. There is no fee for these talks, but he asks for a donation to support the work of Aware, the charity that assists people with depression. The venue is near the centre of Dublin and has free reserved off street car parking. Come along, bring a friend and be inspired! For more details go to www.trans4mind.com/peace-talks/index.html

The lecture “Medicinal Botany in early 18th Century Dublin” by Dr Declan Doogue and Dr PJ Walls is taking place on Thurs 18 Nov from 20:00 in the Education and Visitor Centre of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. Dr Declan Doogue and Dr PJ Wallswill talk about the work of Caleb Threlkeld, a doctor who lived in Dublin during the 18th Century and the use he made of herbs in his medical practise. He wrote the first Irish herbal ‘Synopsis Stirpium Hibernicarum’ which appeared in 1726. This book describes the various plants that were to be found in the Dublin area and gives an outline of their medicinal use.

Note: This is NOT a free event, but I will be heavily involved in this event, so I take the liberty to tell you about it.;-) Peter McVerry is a Jesuit priest and an amazingly hard working campaigner and supporter for young homeless people, many of them with drug addiction problems. His trust provides homes to these young people and he and his team supports them. I am sure you can imagine that this is expensive and the contribution from the state isn’t enough to cover the cost, so there are regularly fundraising events and at such a fundraising event takes place on Thurs 18 Nov from 19:00-23:30 in the Button Factory in Temple Bar. Admission is EUR 20 (at the door) and the contributors are the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, Chrisy Dignam & Joe Jowell from Aslan, Kiera Dignam, Comedian Eric Lalor, Tupelo, Remedy-ed, Must try D n D and a few more acts and surprises. Since I am looking after everything technical for the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, I will be in the Button Factory on Thursday (while I SHOULD write the Event Guide ;-) ). www.homelessagency.ie/Media/2010-News/Peter-Mc-Verry-Trust-Entertainment-Fundraiser.aspx and a brief video with the invitation is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMTty5v9Dw

Every Thursday the Odeon Pub in Harcourt Street is running a Classic Movies Club from 20:00. Admission is free. The theme of this month’s movies is “Coen Brothers” and the list of movies is 18 Nov: No Country For Old Men; 25 Nov: Burn After Reading. To book a table find all contact details here www.odeon.ie/gallery.html

* 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.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Bridge Inn in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridge-Inn-Chapelizod/350005960758
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie
* The Poor Boys play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Tim. Admission is free.


On Fri 19 Nov at 10:30 the “Innovation Dublin Talk: Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614), The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon” will take place in Room 27 of the National Gallery on Merrion Square. The lecturer is Carla Briggs, University College Dublin. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

An Artist’s Talk with Richard Tuttle will take place on Fri 19 Nov at 13:00. Richard Tuttle will discuss his current exhibition, Triumphs. Admission is free. Early arrival is recommended as places are limited.

“Skibunny” will be in Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 on Fri 19 Nov at 13:00 for an In-Store Event. entertainment.ie/venue_information/Tower-Records/32057.htm

The Ink Slingers Creative Writing Hour takes place every Friday at 13:00 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

Shayne Ward will be meeting fans and signing copies of his new album ‘Obsession’ at HMV Dundrum on Fri 19 Nov at 16:30. The event will be a signing only (no performance) and fans can pick up free wristbands at hmv which allow them access to the event. 300 wristbands will be available only from the hmv Dundrum store from 18:30 on Thurs 18 Nov. One wristband per customer maximum, in person only, while stocks last, subject to availability, at participating store only. hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080


Professional Development Ltd is one of Ireland’s largest corporate training providers. But their Positive 2 Work Skillnet Conference on 23 Nov in Croke Park Conference Centre is a free conference “for people seeing new opportunities”. The conference runs from 09:00-13:00 and the title of some of the talks are “Challenging Times”, “Making Your Money Work for You”, “Exploring Options: “Thinking Outside the Box”” and “Start Your Own Business”. For all details and to register for this free event, go to www.professionaldevelopment.ie/positive-to-work-skillnet

From Fri 03 – Sun 05 Dec the Chocolate Christmas Festivities will take place in Temple Bar. The event has been moved to a later date in comparison to last year and that nicely combines it with Christmas. There are lots of events and most of them are completely free. The interest is usually HUGE and as Dublin Event Guide Readers you get an early heads-up here ;-) , so that you can rush to the booking line as early as possible to make sure you get your space at one of the events. You can book from 09:00 on Monday 15 Nov, so check the programme here www.templebar.ie/Events-42/a_chocolate_christmas, decide what event you want to go to and then make sure that you set your alarm for Monday morning! ;-) And if you prefer to download the pretty brochure, then you can do that here: www.templebar.ie/Upload/EventTheme/file/42/Large_11032010105111421421.pdf

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

A principle in Evolutionary Science is that the creature with the highest degree of adaptability will be the one that survives and outlives the less flexible creatures. Dublin is full of seemingly inflexible creatures and many of them will disappear. In the food shop world the challenged “creatures” are the “Fresh”, “Donnybrook Fairs” and “Fallon & Byrnes” of this world. Shops that charge a good bit more than your normal Tesco, Dunnes, Aldi or Lidl and that try to carry the “posh” or “exclusive” image. A good few of the challenged “creatures” will close over the next few years unless they show a HUGE amount of adaptability. Fallon &Byrne was in the news recently when they had to pay a LOT of money to the Revenue Commission (www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2010/0915/1224278900121.html) and the article suggests that they have some serious challenges on their hands. Yesterday, Fallon & Byrne invited to an Christmas Extravaganza, where for 5 hours everybody was invited to “Taste 50 mouth-watering foods and 25 wines from our talented artisan suppliers, who will be bursting with ideas for Christmas eating & drinking”. I have to apologise to you for not telling you about this event last week, I only found out later! But something like that COULD be a sign of adaptability? Or am I too optimistic? I thought that it was odd that for 5 hours people are invited to try food and wine for free, because the price level of the goods in the shop is just soooo madly high that the shop just seems to by at odds with the economic world around it. I guess time will tell if they are really adaptable or if the event is more akin to a dying gasp? www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160345010670329

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