Dublin Event Guide 695: Ohh, this could take another while! We need to embrace online events again.

February 20th, 2021

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

Ohh, this could take another while!

Looks like we need to embrace the online events again for a few more weeks.

Hi all!

At the end of last year, I included a count down timer in the weekly Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). It was intended to give some hope and something to look forward to and luckily, the date for the re-opening did come and we all enjoyed freedom for another little bit (some maybe a bit too much!?).

This time the situation is very different. There is no count down timer because we have NO idea when Ireland will leave Level 5 and that is madly frustrating. The government (or NPHET) still don’t know what they are doing and why, but the numbers do give them a strong argument. So what can we do?

Firstly, we need to accept the near certain scenario that not much will change by the promised date of 05 March. I would hope that we will see some change after Easter (04 April), but with some surprise I read today that some seem to think that we will stay in lockdown for another 9 weeks!? That would be until the END of April :-O and I think most of us will have gone mad by then.

The next thing is that we need to do is make use of the time to re-focus…away from Covid stories. Arrangements regarding work are different than in the first lockdown last year, but there is still an opportunity to use some additional time to try out a new hobby, add some skills or add some knowledge. Not because you have to, but because it is a great opportunity. You could learn something new, read some books, listen to audiobooks, work on your fitness with bodyweight exercises and lots of other things.

And finally, we have to re-discover culture and this is currently only possible through online events, so if you can, try to “go” to at least one or two events per week. You will find lots of them here! Choose what interests you, but you are too young ;-) to condemn ALL online events! ;-)

Last week the Dublin Event Guide contained 90 (!!) events!! Where else can you find such a great list. I you read this on Facebook then you will NOT see the full newsletter, but only a part and I strongly suggest you click on the link at the very bottom of this post to experience a much nicer Look & Feel of the Dublin Event Guide. If you read this on the dublineventguide.com website, then you will be happy to hear that my next project will be to fix and beautify that website.

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 the cost for keeping it going. 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 opt for a yearly subscription again so that you don’t need to remember when you donated last. (Look for the RED buttons at the bottom.)

And here are the old links (just in case):
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 primary teachers! Are you looking for new activities for your class? This fun and engaging workshop as part of #EngineersWeek combines the fundamentals applied by engineers with the narrative of Irish Emigration to teach kids how to approach and solve problems. Offered at a reduced rate of EUR 25 per booking. Find out more: epicchq.com/event/epic-explorers-engenious-ireland-engineers-week-workshop-education-groups/

++ The development of Irish dance halls – at home and abroad
Looking for some weekend reading? Discover the fascinating history of Irish dance halls and how they changed due to musical influence, from the height of popularity into decline. Read more: epicchq.com/story/the-development-of-irish-dance-halls-epic-museum/

++ EPIC Museum and The Children’s Times
Look out for us in the Sunday Times this weekend, in the Children’s Times supplement! Our Education team have created a great range of online resources to help introduce your children to the diverse stories featured in our museum. epicchq.com/education/childrens-times-epic-museum-activity-packs/

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 20 February

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

+ CONFIRMED: Honest2Goodness Market – Food Market – 09:30-15:00 – 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 www.facebook.com/GlasnevinMarket/
+ The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Hoglets Online Class – Storytelling for children (Age: 0-7) 10:00-11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/266335914863458
+ CONFIRMED: Temple Bar Food Market 11:00-16:00 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 www.templebarmarkets.com/foodmarket
+ CONFIRMED (Food Traders only): Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Eclairs Workshop – Boozin Bakers UK 14:00-15:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/440724913738988
+ Food for Wellbeing – Live Webinar with Isha Online 16:00-17:00 Online www.ishayoga.eu/index.php/live-webinars/
+ An Introduction to Masterclass in Meditation through Breathing technique – Art of Living Ireland 17:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/140093454293 (Booking required)
+ DeMars Live – Warped Minds & ORIAN – Live Performances & Interviews 18:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2930299427201622/
+ Chakra Meditation by Art of living Ireland 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141897117097
+ Jack Lukeman featuring “The Songs of Jacques Brel” – Live Gig 20:00-21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/451286249354697/
+ Richard Farrell Live from “The Forest” – Gig 20:00-21:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/1017291668798843
+ Online Music Club David Barrett from The Screen Gems – LIve Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/751638478803055/
+ Guitar Night Live with Mike Nielsen – Guitar Interview Show – Ultimate School of Music 20:00-21:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/139935337361 (Booking required)
+ Acoustic 80s Live Session with Lenny Stokes and Aoife McNamara from Vintage Vibes Band – Live Gig – 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/907908186687010
+ Traditional Singing Session with special guest Rosie Stewart – Seamus Ennis Arts Centre 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/718716405504679

Seven Signatories of the Irish Proclamation

Sunday 21 February

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

+ CONFIRMED (Food Traders only): Blackrock Market 11:00-17:30 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin www.facebook.com/BlackrockMarket/

+ Cooking with Singer/Songwriter Sina Theil (Part 2) 14:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/469371034082616/
+ An Introduction to Masterclass in Meditation through Breathing technique – Art of Living Ireland 17:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/140093454293 (Booking required)
+ Singer/Songwriter Sina Theil – Live Gig 18:15 Online www.facebook.com/events/268683444763592/
+ DUBLIN: The Good, The Grand & The Ugly – Evening of music, comedy & theatre performances inspired by Dublin and its literature 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/455091349007638/
+ Piper Sunday Seminar with Darragh Ó hÉiligh – Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club 19:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/176427477590063
+ Gardiner Street Gospel Choir – Online Mass 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/3716064368442176
+ Online Music Club presents The Hedge Inspectors 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/238922031032949/
+ Blind Date Jazz: Episode 2 with flautist Lina Andonovska and pianist Izumi Kimura – Improvised Music Company 20:00-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/177930177111927/
+ Traditional Music Slow Session – Seamus Ennis Arts Centre – 20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/969654586894145

What’s on next week….

Monday 22 Feb

Between the Red Lines is a series of events connected to the Red Line Book Festival and there will be fifteen events between Mon 22 Feb and Sun 28 Feb.Find all details on www.redlinebookfestival.ie/between-the-red-lines/

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ The Tale of Peter Rabbit – 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/430118115020912 (Booking required)
+ Launch of the Belfast Hills access manifesto – History Lecture – Trasna na Tire 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/171048417788308/
+ Why every musician NEEDS a Ko-Fi account and how to create one – Webinar with David Taylor UK 19:00-19:45 www.facebook.com/events/730031371221543 + The Killing of the Iron Twelve – WW1 History Lecture – Western Front Association 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/828825407849598/
+ Online Music Club presents Jim Cozens – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/926818278087563/

Tuesday 23 Feb

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Leadership: Assertiveness, Stepping up, Productivity & Growth Mindset – Webinar – Nicky Raby and Iconic Offices 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/leadership-assertiveness-stepping-up/ (Booking required)
+ Five Ways to Wellbeing – Workshop – Raheny Library 11:00-12:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141271720519 (Booking required)
+ How can Higher Education ‘build forward better’? – Webinar – Royal Irish Academy 15:00-16:30 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141031187077
+ 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)
+ Scottish Saints in Ireland and Beyond – Webinar – Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies 17:30-19:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/122957425971
+ Online Digital Art Workshops (4 sessions) with The Civic Theatre and Irish National Opera (INO) 18:00-19:30 Online www.civictheatre.ie/blog/online-digital-art-workshops-hosted-by-ino-and-the-civic/ (Booking required)
+ Yoga for Mental Health – 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/438449900842250
+ The Camino & Dublin – History Talk – Ballyroan Library 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/137760197459 (Booking required)
+ Home Fitness Classes for the LGBT+ Community 19:30-20:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/788009548454627 (Booking required)
+ Online Music Club presents Singer/Songwriter Colin Bailey – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/679590852708999/
+ The Axis Sessions: Hip Hop Artists Ger Kellett & Ryan Lincoln – Gig 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/771754973737730

Wednesday 24 Feb

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ How to Influence Others to Get What You Want – Webinar – Iconic Offices and Anis Qizilbash 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/how-influence-other-get-what-you-want/
+ Yeats & Theatre: Virtual Exhibition Tour – National Library 11:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Meeting the Entrepreneur: Fashion Designer Jennifer Rothwell – LEO Dublin City Women in Business Network – Talk 11:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/708437393181132/
+ Coffee Conversation: Impact by Michael Ayrton – Hugh Lane Gallery 11:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3135-coffee-conversation-24-february-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)
+ Great Reads for Children – Talk for adults – National Library 13:00-13:30 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Research for Public Policy: The Vital Role of Leadership to Make It Happen – Seminar – Royal Irish Academy 16:00-17:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141037509989
+ Teatime Talks “From ‘Mud Huts’ to ‘Garden Suburbs’: Workers’ Housing in the Docklands” – History Lecture – 14 Henrietta Street 19:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/168704841484132 (Booking required)
+ The Enlightenment – China and the Irish ambassadors of 1793 – History Lecture – Trasna na Tire 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/487121962273229/
+ Online Music Club presents Neil Wells – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/2869428086717002/

Thursday 25 Feb

Today “Ireland Reads” a national day to celebrate reading will take place. Find out more at www.irelandreads.ie/

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Validating your Value Proposition Mindset & Audience Fit – Webinar – Iconic Offices and Sonya Barlow 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/validating-your-value-proposition/
+ Will the Covid-19 pandemic help us rethink loneliness and social isolation? – Webinar – Institute of Public Health 11:00-12:15 Online publichealth.ie/webinar-covid-19-and-rethinking-loneliness/ (Booking required)
+ Sharing a shell crafts and story time – Hullabaloobell Parties UK 12:00-12:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/438414887294857
+ Mysteries of the Natural History Museum, London – Talk 13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/810398429893049/
+ Great Reads to help you out of a Reading Rut (Adults) – Talk – National Library 13:00 Online www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx (Booking required)
+ Online Children’s Creative Writing Course – for the whole family 16:00-16:45 Online www.facebook.com/events/783154215613766
+ Covid-19 and the Future of the Arts – Panel Discussion – Royal Irish Academy 16:00-17:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/141531609855
+ Ireland Reads: The Great Escape! – Reading during the lockdown – discussion 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/139836563927 (Booking required)
+ Wyvern Lingo – Live Gig – Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/242828367397031 + The Music of George Harrison – The Receipts – Live Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1313715972346585/
+ Complete Failure? British and Dominion Aerial Re-supply in the Great War 1916–18 – History Lecture – Western Front Association 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1008653512998663/
+ Online Music Club presents Matt Hall – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/419093439366115/

Friday 26 Feb

+ Rainbow Phil – Daily Lockdown Live Show 10:00-10:45 Online www.facebook.com/RainbowMusicPhil/
+ Live conversation from the axis Green Arts Pop-Up Department with Catríona Fallon – Axis Ballymun 11:00 Online axisballymun.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173607265
+ 8th International Data Science Summit – Conference 12:00-15:30 Online datasciencefoundation.org/summit/8th-international-data-science-summit (Booking required)
+ Singing Groups in Ireland in 2021: Current Situation and Technological Solutions – Talk 13:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/4000879023266881 (Booking required)
+ Post-pandemic housing transformation and the value of home – Lecture and Discussion – Royal Irish Academy 14:00-16:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/131033951075
+ Disco Revival- Classic Disco from the 70s & 80s 19:00-23:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1505842159626069/
+ Singer/Songwriter Kevin Casey from Dublin launches “Shout it Out” – Gig 19:30 Online www.facebook.com/events/413212039972531/
+ Acoustic Weller – Paul Weller Tribute – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/782562449049400
+ Online Music Club presents Carola Baer – Gig 20:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/1153880435077001/

And there is more…

I have to apologise for the late sending of the Dublin Event Guide for the last three weeks. With the new design things should go faster, but at the moment they go slower. The resaon is that the responsive mails (i.e. mails that adjust to smaller, maybe mobile phone screen sizes) are very very fickle when it comes to having some incompatible HTML code in the e-mail. So last week and this week I spent more than an hour to identify what the problem was. Luckily I do have a bit of an idea about code, but today it was a SPACE that caused the problem. :-O I am confident that things will go faster in future. So I appreciate another bit of patience from you until all is going smooth! Thanks!

From 01-05 March the Enterprise Week 2021 will take place and – like everything – all events will be online this year. his will give a new opportunity to us to visit MORE events than if it was a physical event. The registration for the events (nearly all are free) has started earlier this week and if you are interested, you should have a look at www.localenterprise.ie/Week soon. Enterprise Week is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices and they all operate a little different. If you can take the time to check them all on that website, this will help. 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

FOR ALL CHOIR SINGERS: “Sing with Sestina: Gloria!”
From 22 Feb to 28 Feb, sestinamusic.com invites all choir singers to take part in workshops and to learn Vivaldi’s Gloria. There will be instructional videos. scores, backing tracks, sample recordings and there will be live practise sessions.
So if you like singing and would like to learn Vivaldi’s Gloria check the Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/events/168773001712674

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  .

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

Take care,




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