Dublin Event Guide 696: Keep the spirits up! These events should help!

February 27th, 2021

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Keep the spirits up! These events should help!

A FULL Dublin Event Guide is here for you today. Lots to do!

Hi all!

Who had – like me – the feeling of annoyance and frustration and despair when it was announced this week that we will be locked away at least until 05 April and (most likely) even longer? I sooo miss my beloved Padel Tennis (Not the same as Tennis!! And has nothing to do with water!) and my Gospel Choir and live music and festivals and going to a restaurant and visiting my parents in Germany and so so much more.

We were all hoping that 2021 would bring this dramatic change, but we are starting the third month in this coming week and things are not just the same, instead they are worse. How frustrating!

But despite that frustration, you also know that I am not the type of person that prefers to focus on the doom and gloom in life. Luckily, for most of us, life is good and we haven’t experienced REAL hardship. the restrictions that we experience at the moment will be forgotten soon and we will be able to travel again and go to events and enjoy a summer. If it is not the one in 2021, then it will be one in the coming years. In the meantime we have an opportunity! An opportunity to discover our real strengths, the resilience that you are able to muster when needed, the resourcefulness that is in you and that gets you through challenges not just now, but also in the future!

Don’t let this hiccup in life throw you off. Learn something new, focus on other things and tell us about it! :-) If anybody has an interesting story of new discoveries about yourself and life, let me know and I will publish it. Let’s water the little plant of positivity in all of us … and if I can help, I will!

Since this is an Event Guide, here is some update about events. ;-) At the moment there are relatively few weekend events, but lots of weekday events. About two years ago I had said that creating this Dublin Event Guide takes too much time if I focus on both and I decided to put all emphasis on weekend events and only sprinkle in a FEW weekday events. But that was at a different time. But I need some feedback from you! If you read this on Facebook, leave the feedback below. If you read it as an e-mail or on the website, just send me a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com My question is this: WHAT TYPE of weekday events do you want to hear about most? Simple enough, I hope!? Is it talks? Online gigs? Children events? Virtual Tours? OR what else comes to mind?

And something else: With the new Facebook Layout, Facebook has TOTALLY messed up their events calendar. It is NOT properly searchable anymore, so I really find it hard at times to find good events. Hard doesn’t mean impossible.;-) as you can see every week, but it takes a LOT longer than it should. So forgive me for a) sending this newsletter later on a Saturday morning than I would like and b) sometimes missing some events.

And this brings me to the part that is super important, but that I hate the most. It is the part where I need to ask you for a bit of money to keep the Dublin Event Guide going.
Somebody in Switzerland won the 210mio in the EuroMillions last night, so I will have beg from you again. ;-) If you enjoy the great content in the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” and want to keep this weekly newsletter alive, then please consider helping with a donation. Any amount will help, but if you are looking for a recommendation, then I would suggest a donation of 12 Euro per year. That’s just one Euro per month for four, sometimes five editions, where else can you get so much value for so little cost. :-)

I have created a brand new Dublin Event Guide Donation Page here. It is really easy to use and uses Stripe’s payment processing. Try it out and in case it doesn’t work for you, the “old” links are still below. ;-) On this new page, you can even choose to sign up for a yearly subscription, so that you don’t need to remember to donate every year. (Look for the RED buttons at the bottom.)

And if the new page doesn’t do it for you, just in case, here are the other links:
To donate you can use the PayPal or the Revolut link OR you can buy me a virtual coffee. Your contribution really counts! Thank you! :-)

Please donate via www.paypal.me/DublinEventGuide
or for Revolut users among you just use @joergbrb (Revolut is moving away from phone numbers and to addresses like this one.)

If PayPal or Revolut don’t work for you, you can buy one or two or even three virtual coffees (or Hot Chocolates!) for the Dublin Event Guide and you can do that on the “Buy Me a Coffee” page here www.buymeacoffee.com/DublinEventG  .

And if you come to www.DublinEventGuide.com and check out some of the ads and click on the ones that you find interesting, that also helps with a few cent!

Thank you!!

The EPIC Zone


“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

++ EPIC Explorers: Engenious Ireland Engineers Week Workshop (Educational Groups Exclusive)
Thu 04 Mar – 10:30-11:30 – Online – EUR 25 per booking/class
Calling all budding engineers! EPIC’s Engenious Ireland workshop is an innovative and engaging way to introduce the basics of Engineering to children. This workshop combines the fundamentals and logic applied by engineers with the narrative of Irish Emigration to teach kids how to approach and solve problems, showcase our Irish emigrant engineers and promote the importance of engineering in society. With a mixture of history, trivia and creative tasks, this workshop will challenge children to create their own mode of transport, while learning the history of engineering and its role in Ireland. Suitable for both school and home school/individual students (special rates apply for home school/individual students).

++ EPIC Explorers: International Women’s Day Poster Making Workshop
Mon 8 Mar 2021 – 10:00-11:00 – Online – Cost: EUR 25 per booking/class
Celebrate International Women’s Day by shining a light on Irish Women’s History and getting creative! Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years old, this workshop will explore the fascinating field of women’s history through an Irish lens. Tying into the History curriculum strand ‘the changing roles of women in the 19th and 20th centuries’, we will hear case studies of women who left Irish shores to make their mark across the globe and innovate in their fields, before being inspired to bring them to life, through poster making.
Suitable for both school classes and home school/individual students (special rates for home school/individual students apply).

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 27 February

Many (food) markets on Saturday and Sunday are cancelled.

+ Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – Hoglets Online Class – Storytelling for children (Age: 0-7) 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3825447977521671/
+ Ard-Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge 2021 10:00-17:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/556683655447374/
+ Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ Blackrock Market (Food Traders only)11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ How to Make Your Own Hedgehog Highways and More – Talk & Workshop – National Museum 14:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/1635290919987764
+ Sausage Rolls Baking Workshop (Yes, you read right! :-) )- Boozin Bakers UK 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1292622901122777
+ Yoga for Health – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ SKY Breath Meditation Workshop – Art of Living Ireland 16:00-17:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/142012594493 (Booking required)
+ DeMars Live – Fly The Nest & Hazel Jade Rogers – Live Performances & Interviews 18:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/418462582580445
+ 80s//90s Revival – Celebration Party – Live Stream 18:30-01:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/131689308784390
+ Pilates Flow Class with Daniella 18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/478253999940011
+ Chakra Meditation by Art of living Ireland 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141897117097
+ Richard Farrell Live from “The Forest” – Gig 20:00-21:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/152109416746788
+ Austin Carter live on Irishgigs 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/4238779089472009
+ The Steinbeck Anniversary – Talk – Featuring Julie Kane & John Gray 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/435981944115870/
++ Acoustic 60s, 70s and Random Surprises – Live Session with Lenny Stokes and Aoife McNamara from Vintage Vibes Band – Live Gig – 20:30 Onlinewww.facebook.com/events/228748455647087

Seven Signatories of the Irish Proclamation

Sunday 28 February

Many (food) markets on Saturday and Sunday are cancelled.

+ Blackrock Market (Food Traders only) 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/
+ Sundays@Noon Online: ConTempo Quartet – Classical Music – Hugh Lane Gallery 12:00-13:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/forthcoming-sunday-concerts/3136-sundaysnoon-online-contempo-quartet
+ Love yourself with hypnotherapy – Self-love webinar – Nadija Bajrami 12:00-13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/3655169327914896/

+ Cooking with Singer/Songwriter Sina Theil (Part 3) 14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/722672451778817/
+ A Rough Guide to Engineering – The Show 17:30-18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/119866386639037 (Booking required)
+ Piper Sunday Seminar with Leonard Barry – Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/735402560515261/
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/251586456563508/
+ Online Music Club presents The Gillies – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/444226466759184/
+ Blind Date Jazz: Episode 3 with guitarist Mike Nielsen and saxophonist Cathal Roche – Improvised Music Company 20:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/180961346816570

What’s on and free next week….

Monday 01 Mar

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – Hoglets Online Class – Storytelling for children (Age: 0-7) 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/266335914863458
+ Mini Music Sessions for toddlers and pre-schoolers 10:00-10:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/430118125020911 (Booking required)
+ Wellbeing Webinar for Primary Teachers – Webinar – Folens 18:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/419446035784639 (Booking required)
+ Online Coffee Break Movements: Breathing Exercises – Chester Beatty Library 11:00 Online chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/online-coffee-break-movements-breathing-exercises/
+ Mondays at the Mess: Dublin Graveyards – Richmond Barracks Talks 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1759298364276956/ (Booking required)
+ Mud, Blood and Poppycock – WW1 History Lecture – Western Front Association 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/241898697439356/
+ Online Music Club presents Paul Player- Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/764120597843706/

Tuesday 02 Mar

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Introduction to SEO with Iconic Offices and Kim Darragon – Webinar 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/seo-kim-does-marketing/ (Booking required)
+ RTÉ Choice Music Prize: Conversations 2021 – 11:00-15:00 Online www.choicemusicprize.ie/conversations/ (Booking required)
+ Let’s Talk Resilience by Mid West ARIES – Workshop 14:00-16:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141830150799 (Booking required)
+ Nature Live: Brilliant Butterflies – Talk at the Natural History Museum London 15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/935335353939013/
+ Navigating the New Normal: Surviving and Thriving in the Midst of Chaos by Lindsay (Alive + Awake) – Talk 16:00-17:00 Online www.eventbrite.com/e/104544744144 (Booking required)
+ Creating Your Own Webpage (12-14 yrs) – 6 week workshop – Cabra Library www.facebook.com/events/198779345375713 (Booking required)
+ Infinity guided meditation – Live Webinar 18:00-19:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ Meditation on Twin Hearts 18:30-19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/438449910842249
+ Home Fitness Classes for the LGBT+ Community 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/788009548454627 (Booking required)
+ A Snowdrop Garden – Gardening Talk 20:00-21:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/414905346422980 (Booking required)

Wednesday 03 Mar

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ How to Change Your Worth – Webinar – Iconic Offices with Anis Qizilbash 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/how-change-your-worth/ (Booking required)
+ Coffee Conversation: Rubbish Dump by Nano Reid – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3089-coffee-conversation-3-march-2021 (Booking required)
+ Tea Dance Tunes Online – for people with dementia, their carers and families – Music Performance – National Concert Hall 11:00 Online www.nch.ie/Online/article/Tea-Dance-Tunes-Online (Booking required)
+ Let’s talk birds! – Talk – Cork Nature Network 19:00-20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/728969281113172
+ Memory and the War of Independence – History Lecture – Trasna na Tire 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/326448011984915

Thursday 04 Mar

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Music Generation: Early Years 4 Week Musical Workshop. (18mths – 4 years) – Ballyroan Library 10:30/11:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/142880004941 (Booking required)
+ Balancing Work & Self-Care a Year into Lockdown – Webinar – Iconic Offices & Elodie Lavasseur (Dream Sparkle And Shine) 11:00- 11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/international-womens-day-2021/ (Booking required)
+ A New Vision for Trinity: Q & A with TCD Provost Candidates – Women in Research Ireland 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141985130347 (Booking required)
+ World Book Day LIVE Storytime – Story telling – Wee Bookworms 11:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/463562518197578
+ Charlie Cook’s WORLD BOOK DAY – Hullabaloobell Parties UK 12:00-12:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/486546262340387
+ Online Children’s Creative Writing Course – for the whole family 16:00-16:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/783154212280433
+ How Thor got his Hammer – World Book Day Workshop – Hoglets – Theatre fun for little folks 16:30-17:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/423546472240891
+ Artificial Intelligence and Ethics – Discussion – Royal Irish Academy 19:00-20:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/140057414497
(Booking required)
+ ’The Ingenious Mr Hutchenson’ by 14 Henrietta Street – Talk 17:§0 Online  cultureclubdublin.ticketsolve.com/shows/873622418
+ Founder’s Day Online Concert – Ashbourne’s 201 year anniversary (Ash2020) 19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/1765028390325639/
+ Online Music Club presents Grand Old Uke of Dork – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/701470827211848/
+ axis Winter Sessions: Lux Alma – Music with musician, composer and sound designer Alma Kelliher 21:00-22:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/701720704045197

Friday 05 Mar

+ First Fridays for Startups – March – Talks, Learn and Mentorship – DogPatch Labs – 09:00-15:00 Online dogpatchlabs.com/first-fridays-for-startups/march-05-2021/ (Booking required)
+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Stories and Crafts for Little Ones (Age: 2-6 yrs) – Ballyroan Library 10:00-11:00 www.eventbrite.ie/e/143133322621 (Booking required)
+ Hugh Lane Culture Club with talk about artist William Orpen 10:30 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3088-culture-club-5-march-2021 (Booking required)
+ Ciaran O Cuana live on Irishgigs 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/569114777304949/

And there is more…

From Sat 27 February until Fri 05 March, the STEPS Engineers Week will take place online this year. Good organisation is a requirement for a good engineer, but the Engineers Week is not blowing you away with the ease and comprehensiveness of the available information. This is the website www.engineersireland.ie/Schools/Engineers-Week/About-Engineers-Weekand I was looking for a list of events on it, but failed to find it. Instead you can find a few things on Facebook www.facebook.com/EngineersIreland but as a consequence of the missing events list, I didn’t include any events in the listings above. Pity!!

IRISH LANGUAGE FESTIVAL – Seachtain na Gaeilge

The Irish language festival “Seachtain na Gaeilge” will take place from 01-17 March and comes with plenty of free events. I found it a bit difficult to find them on the website snag.ie/ but if your Gaelic is better than mine, you might have more luck! On Facebook I found some. ;-) www.facebook.com/SeachtainnaGaeilge/

From 01-05 March the Enterprise Week 2021 will take place and – like everything – all events will be online this year. This will give a new opportunity to us to visit MORE events than if it was a physical event. Registration for the events (nearly all are free) is requried and can be done herewww.localenterprise.ie/Week. Enterprise Week is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices and they all operate a little different. Take the time to check them all on that website. If you just want to see the headline events, then you will find 10 on the first page of the website www.localenterprise.ie/Week

Is learning a new skill part of your plans for the new year? Maybe it is a language or an instrument or some technical skills? Or NLP or some Business related “soft skills”? Check out Udemy via the link below, they have thousands of courses and there is good chance that what you are looking for is available.
The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you help the Dublin Event Guide! ;-)

For physical books and e-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 when you purchase a book and it doesn’t cost you a cent: shor.by/BookDepository  .

Can you trust our government and other authorities?
In my newest blog article I am looking at “Trust in authorities during Covid times” and come to the conclusion – you won’t be surprised – that you can’t trust our authorities. What do you think? The article is here:


And this is it for another week! Have a good weekend and new week.

Take care,




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