Dublin Event Guide » Blog Archive » Event Guide 133: Happy New Year! – Turner Exhibition, National Museum and National Gallery Events

Event Guide 133: Happy New Year! – Turner Exhibition, National Museum and National Gallery Events

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 133
| 01 January 2010 Subscribers: 5504

Hi all!

Yes, it is another odd day for sending this issue of the Dublin Event Guide. New Years Day is more the day to worry about a sore head than about the next events. But a brand new year is here and that means there will be a brand new set of exciting and interesting events and while less serious event publications might take time off ;-) your “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” is there ALL the time for you. Today the timing is a little different, you are getting the newsletter a lot later than normal, but you are getting it. ;-) Again I expect more out-of-office replies than people reading this 133rd issue, but that’s ok and since many of you will be back on Monday for another year of work (sounds bad, I know!), I better tell you what you can do in the evenings to retain your sanity. With so many free days over Christmas and New Year, I guess many will feel the “back to work” stress a lot more than at other times. Look at it this way: You are lucky and/or privileged of having a job and having been chosen by an employer to have this job (and to keep it). Many people who are looking for a job would love to swap with you. – And if you are currently looking for a job, the news is good as well! The economic situation will most likely improve during this year and in addition this period of job search gives you the opportunity to look for new directions in your life!
Have you all made New Years Resolutions last night? …and broken it already by this morning? Well, in my opinion New Years Resolution do not work. They are usually about the “journey” not the “destination”. Do you plan to do less of something or more of something else? And then the whole thing becomes a ENDLESS torture that you rather bring to an end than endure for 12 month? Yes, that is the problem with New Years Resolutions! Instead you should sit down over the next one or two weeks and make a list of goals for the new year. Don’t think about how to get there, just write down what end goal you want to achieve AND write down by when you want to achieve it. …and next week I will tell you a bit more about setting goals and achieving them!

One of my goals is to reach 2000 more people with this Event Guide by the end of this year. Currently I have NO idea how to achieve that, but I know that I will make it happen! I need you though! Is there ANYTHING you can think of to get 2000 more people to join our Dublin Event Guide Community? I want to hear from you! Send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “Goal 7500” in the subject line.

And even if you think you don’t have a great idea, you can help. Just print out these Mini-Flyers (6 per page) cut them and hand them out to friends, family and colleagues or just to random people in town. ;-) www.perfectresults.info/event_guide_mini_flyers.pdf
And if you work, shop or study somewhere where there is a noticeboard, then please print this page and hang it up! Oh and after that please check it every now and then so that you can replace the page when needed!

“Feel Good Slot” this week? Hmmm, let me see. I found a Domino New Years Message on You Tube. It made me smile, especially the fireworks at the end. ;-) MAYBE you like it to. If it makes you smile only for a second, then I chose the right feel good message. :-) www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM4E8aW2arQ

Unfortunately Santa didn’t fulfil any of my wishes from me letter to Santa for presents, BUT the following people did give a donation and I thank them deeply for giving me such a lovely present: Geraldine D., Brian L., Nora W. and Rachel M. + someone who transferred money to my donation account (pls tell me who you are so that I can thank you!) Please join me to thank them because you all benefit from their contribution! If you want to be part of the wonderful group of sponsors of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events), just send me your donation. EUR 12 per year is not a lot of money and is a HUGE help to cover the cost.

This Event Guide is sponsored by Esme E, Cliodhna D, Brian L, Padraig S, Kathie S, Orla niF, Jef B, Susanna N, Kate C, Nicola J, Claus Sch, Gordon S, Jeanne M, Fiona O’C, Marta M, Angela C, Isabelle F, Saundra S, Meisoon N, Ruth F, Valerie McN, Estelle O, Aoife M, Mairin M, Fionán O’L, Maeve L, Blaithin O’D, Ciara D, Mike G, Andrej G, Deirdre R, Vanessa O’L, Chris McK, Frank B, Dolores P, Cornelia K, Cathy A, Orla C, Kevin McC, Steph G, Wanda J, Siv M-J, Niamh niS, Gwen H, Jasmin T, Ian O, Eva C, Will P, Gráinne P, Caroline R, Elizabeth F, Suzanne B, Adele G, Jack C, Keeva H, Mairead MacM, Niamh G, Siobhan C, Jackie B, Penny O’D, Kathryn K, Aidan G, Ciara G, Deirdre L, Stephen D, Mary Q, Donald P, Aidan C, Julia Sch, Isak R-B, Sharon O’S, Brajan V, Nancy O’D, Zelie McG, Niamh K, Jennie R, Semin S, Gavin H, David G, Becky B, Emer niB, Niamh N, Esme E, Ciaran H, Louis M, Gerard Ph, Monika E, Mark K, James O’H, Pere SC, Marsha D, Sarah McC, Patrick O’C, Sandra R, Christoph Sch, Deirdre O’B, Ellen C, Eimear O’F Luna B, Leslie C, Elaine McH, Elva O’G, Deirdre G, Martin O’M, Maeve C, Ciara O’C, Sarah D., Patrick C, John O’R, Brian C, Brian R, Caroline C, Elaina O’N, Eilis C, Sandra R, Geraldine D, Brian L, Nora W, Rachel M and www.stickyfingerstravel.com (The travel guide for parents travelling with their children.), www.flamencoindalo.com (A group that supports and promotes the art of Flamenco in Ireland.), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, located at 6 Merrion Square, which supports contemporary Irish artists.) and www.a1computers.ie in Dun Laoghaire/Cabinteely (…who repair computers, printers and sort out Internet problems fast and who sell computers, laptops and low priced printer cartridges). The main sponsor is www.kravmagaireland.com, the self-defence training centre for everyone, which provides regular 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners.

Currently more than 5000 people are receiving this Event Guide every week and the wonderful people that have helped financially to get this newsletter to you every week are listed in the section above. To keep this newsletter going in its current form and to improve the layout and readability your help is needed! You can donate as much as you want or can, but if you need some guidance, maybe consider just ONE Euro per month i.e. 12 Euro per year (that is just 25 cent per newsletter) as a fair donation. (A once-yearly payment is better for you and me than a monthly payment.) — I know, some of you multiply 5000 x 12 and come up with huge numbers. ;-) I like your positive thinking, but over the last two years only about 2% of the subscribers have donated anything, so I am definitely not enriching myself ;-), your donation is really only used to ensure the survivability of this newsletter.

You can transfer your donation directly to “Joerg Steegmueller, AIB, SortCode 93-36-78, AccountNo 03556043” (pls send me a mail afterwards so that I can thank you!) or donate using PayPal or your credit card by following this link to the PayPal donation page www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm.

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.

You want to get your New Year’s Photos printed? Some scandal that you need to share with your work colleagues? ;-) Or just nice memories of a great night? FOTO.com is an online photo printing service that delivers your printed pictures to your doorstep. They are a pan-European player with a photo processing capacity in excess of 1.800.000 photo/day. You will get 30 free pictures per order and prices per picture are down to as low as 7 cent per picture.

We are definitely not back yet in full swing. The coming week will be a week for “finding your feet” and all event organisers will only fully take up their work again on Monday. So, the Event Guide this week has a number of National Museum and National Gallery events, but otherwise there is not that much happening yet. Take the opportunity to recover from the holidays and go for a slow start. Without a doubt the second week in Jan will be a lot busier again.
There is only one event that I definitely will try to make it to this week and that is the acoustic gig in Shebeen Chic by Brian L’Huillier, front man of the Australian band Lovers of Modern Art on Thursday.
Apart from that I will be training again on Monday and Wednesday and if you are interested in our Combat fitness training (Tuesday and Thursday) “Com-Fit”, now that you have decided that the new year will be the year for fitness and and too loose superfluous pounds, send a mail to me to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject ComFit and I will tell you all!


Simona Zaino from Compadrito Tango (www.tangofever.net) told me about an event they are involved with and offered a pair of tickets for an Event Guide reader. On Sat 09 Jan at 18:00 Sebastian Pecznick will be in Mother Reilly’s Bar in Rathmines (opposite Tesco). Sebastian is an Argentine guitarist who is on his European tour amd he will be in Dublin for one night only. “After releasing his latest tango album, Argentine guitarist Sebastian Pecznik is now touring Europe to present his soulful music to the international audience. He invites you to join a magical journey in which the guitar, as a solo instrument, expresses the sensuality of Tango music.. The repertoire includes pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Anibal Troilo and other renowned Buenos Aires musicians. Special guests: Tango dancers Simona Zaino & Hernan Catvin will accompany Sebastian’s performance for a taste of the authentic Buenos Aires atmosphere.” www.myspace.com/sebastianpecznik
There will be a seating and a dancing area during the show and there will be a milonga after the show. Tickets will be available at the door for EUR 15 (EUR 12 before 17:30) and Tapas & full Restaurant menu is available throughout the evening.
Sounds like a great event for everybody interested in Tango and one lucky winner can get a pair of tickets to this event. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is to send a mail to Compadrito Tango (tangofever_ireland@yahoo.com) with the subject DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. To give you a bit of time even if you only read this newsletter on Monday, the deadline for entering the competition is Tuesday 05 Jan at 16:00. Don’t miss it! ;-)

Ty’s New Years Eve Penthouse Party took place last night in penthouse of the Morgan Hotel in Temple Bar. It was an exclusive party for only 50 people organised by Ty Chaun Richardson and the nice people from the European Young Professionals (EYP). And Daniela Brummer was the lucky winner of a ticket! Congrats!

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______________

Are you as disappointed as me that there is nothing interesting happening in Dublin on New Years Eve? Have you seen the parties in Sydney or London? Or heard about the 100,000 people in Warsaw (including Latoya Jackson)? And have you seen the fabulous fireworks in other capitals? What do we have? NOTHING! No central celebration, no count down, no fireworks! VERY disappointing!
(The weather would have been a little challenging this year, but don’t tell me other capitals don’t have BIGGER weather challenges at times. People still go to the party in big numbers!)

Did you slide home last night? What an unexpected icy night. The streets in Dublin were full of people trying – in vain – to get a taxi. The taxis were few and far between and the driving (and walking) conditions were treacherous. – I don’t really get how with road conditions like that women in high-heels plant themselves in the middle of the street trying to block the road so that a taxi would stop. The taxi has a LONG slide to come to a halt and on high-heels on a icy road there is not much running away you can do.
I made it home in super slow motion and unfortunately had to change the plans for tonight, but better safe than with accident.
One thing that surprises me, though, is that seemingly nobody did anything about the bad road conditions or the bad conditions at Dublin airport until the morning. We are lucky that days/nights like that are a rarity in Dublin. Amazingly it seems that Limerick ran out of salt to grit the streets!! Read it just above the headline “Conditions” in this article www.rte.ie/news/2009/1231/weather.html
And it will stay cold for the next week: www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/big-freeze-to-continue-into-next-week-440356.html

Not only pubs are in trouble at the moment, even the highest profile hotels are severely affected. After charging through the nose for years, the economic challenges are catching up and the expensive places are just not prepared for it. Allegedly the hotel will be able to continue trading despite the losses, but how long the “foreseeable future” will last is anybody’s guess.

By coincidence I found an event this week that I hadn’t seen before. I have no idea if it went ahead in the end with icy roads and all, but again I am amazed that even for me, who constantly searches for free events, it was difficult to find out about it. Why can events like that not be better promoted?? I am more than happy to help, but it would be great if someone told me! :-S www.visitdublin.com/events/freeevents/Detail.aspx?id=235&mid=6884


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 5400+ 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 new-company introductions will be here from January!


Not much this week, but expect a LONG list in next week’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

Every year the national Gallery exhibits in January the yearly Turner watercolour exhibition ‘A Light in the Darkness’, featuring the Vaughan Bequest of 31 of the artist’s most striking views painted during his later European tours: The Doge’s Palace in Venice, Lake Lucerne, and the Fortresses at Bellinzona in Switzerland. Complementing the Turner display throughout January is an exquisite collection of portrait silhouettes and miniature paintings from the Mary A. McNeill Bequest. These delicate likenesses, painted in watercolour on ivory or enamel on copper, were popular in Turner’s day and were prized as keepsakes and sometimes worn as jewellery. A free guided tour of Turner’s watercolours will be held on Sat 16 Jan at 14:00. Free Talks: ‘Masters of British Painting’ is the theme title of the January series of talks at the National Gallery of Ireland on Tuesdays at 10:30 and Sundays at 15:00.


Since I am sending this newsletter out later than usual, the day is over by the time you get it, so no event notices today. But in general it is more a day of looking after a sore head anyway. This year, surprisingly, a New Years Day Parade was planned in the City Centre, but I hadn’t heard about it until today and I don’t know if it went ahead

You can be near certain that the normal regular events will NOT take place. I will leave them here nevertheless as it sill simplify my work next week.

* 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.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes in Temple Bar every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information email info@sahajayoga.ie or check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie. Classes are also on Mondays at 19:00 in Blanchardstown Library.
* 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.


After Christmas and New Year, all should return back to normal from today. Most likely all regular events start as well again as before.

The Temple Bar Food Market is back on again today from 10:00-16:30. Go to the Meeting House Square in Temple Bar and buy some food to take with you or to eat there. www.templebar.ie/home_nav_32_m_1.html (The Designer Mart in Cow’s Lane will be on a Winter Break until March.)

# The “Riddle of the Stones Tour” is taking place on Sat 02 Jan from 12:00 in Kildare Street for all ages. “This tour explores the Neolithic in Ireland, which brought with it the building of great stone monuments, aligned to the sun and decorated with enigmatic markings. No booking required. First come, first served. Maximum 30. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=876

The Family Programme in the National Gallery in Kildare Street on Sat 02 Jan is “The Four Seasons” with Marie Louise Fitzpatrick, it takes place from 15:00. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

* Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Temple Bar Food Market on Meeting House Square and the Temple Bar 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 Dublin Food Coop runs a food market every Saturday (09:30-16:30) and Thursday (14:00-20:00) at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Fresh local and artisan produce, mainly organic, and other products for sustainable living are on sale. www.dublinfood.coop
* Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale at Kart City
Old Airport Road, Santry, Dublin 9. The Kart City Weekend Market is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 08:00-16:00 and until the end of May all car boot sellers can sell for free. sundaymarket.ie/
* 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
* 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.

______Sunday __________________

It is Storytime in Hughes & Hughes in Dundrum! Every Sunday from 12:00 you should bring all the family for storytelling and cookies plus extra fun activities, including crafts & face painting. All ages welcome. www.hughesbooks.com/

Nearly every Sunday a free “Sunday at Noon” concert is taking place in the Hugh Lane Gallery. From 12:00-13:00 classical music will be performed for free. No booking is required. This week, however, there will be no concert. The next Sunday at Noon concert will be on 10 Jan. www.hughlane.ie

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square is running a “Sunday Sketching for 7+ year olds” programme. This week (03 Jan) the title is “Make animation flick books inspired by the work of Eadweard Muybridge” and the event takes place from 15:00-16:00. www.hughlane.ie

# “The Mummer’s Play” is taking place on Sun 03 Jan from 14:15-15:30 for age 5+ in Collins Barracks. “Hail in the New Year by watching the Armagh Rhymers traditional Mummer’s Play. See St Patrick, Dick Darby, Slick Slack and others brought to life in this magical and outlandish performance.” www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=861

The Sunday Lecture on 03 Jan in the National Gallery in Kildare Street is taking place at 15:00: “The Genius of Turner” by Lecturer Adrian Le Harivel, National Gallery
of Ireland. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

Nearly every Sun from 16:00-21:00 “Holy Joes Infernal Cabaret” takes place in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Admission is free. The next event is in early January. www.myspace.com/gigevent

The Odeon are inviting all families on Saturdays + Sundays from 12:00-18:00 to a “Mattinee Brunch Club”. Good Food, Kids movies (13:00 and 15:00), major international sporting events on the other big screen, kids under 3 eat for free are the main attractions of this offer.
“The Matinee Brunch Club is a place where you, your family and friends can relax, watch a movie [or the match] and eat quality freshly made food in an informal family friendly atmosphere. We serve a full brunch menu all day and kids under 3 eat for free! At The Matinee Brunch Club it’s easy for you, and your family to have fun together.”
Upcoming Movies are 02/03 Jan: Ice Age, 09/10 Jan: Monsters Inc, 16/17 Jan: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, 23/24 Jan: Finding Nemo, 30/31 Jan: Happy Feet. For further information ring 01 672 7690 or check www.odeon.ie/
The Odeon Bar & Grill is in the Old Harcourt Street Station, Dublin 2.

* 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 Mary Stokes Band (Blues) will be back in Bruxelles, Harry Street near Grafton Street and near the Westbury Hotel from 30 Aug. The start time is advertised as 18:00, but the actual start is usually significantly later. The gigs are not EVERY week, but most weeks. Admission is free.
* Jazz in The George in George’s Street from 16:30-18:00: Jazz Band Zrazy.
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Globe in Sth George’s Street from 20:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.myspace.com/sundayroast1
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* The great Funk/Soul/Reggae/Jazz band Mob Fandango are playing in the newly renovated Camden Street Palace every Sunday evening from 20:00-22:00. Admission is free. www.myspace.com/mobfandango
* 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
* The Brazilian Samba Rock Band +55 is playing every Sunday at the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-22:00, followed by a DJ playing Forro, Axe, and a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and salsa beats. Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 after that.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Sunday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* 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
* Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass at 19:00 in Vir gin Mary Church, Shangan Road, Ballymun.

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.

______Next Week_______________


* Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the recently-formed 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. Some people order up pizzas from downstairs. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* ‘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 (formerly Ba Mizu in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.myspace.com/hughcooneycomotions
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, 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
* 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 Whelans 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 05 Jan the National Gallery in Kildare Street invites to a lecture at 10:30. The title is “William Hogarth, Painter and Engraver of London Life” by Lecturer Anne Hodge, National Gallery of Ireland. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#3

As part of the program of events accompanying the Abram Games exhibition NCAD is inviting to a series of free lectures at the Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD. Admission is free but places are limited, so you should arrive early. The next and final lecture in the Abram Games lecture series is taking place on Tues 05 Jan at 18:30: “Mary Ann Bolger (DIT): Round towers, West Brits and the ‘battery hens of Moscow’: some issues in the ‘professionalisation’ of post-war Irish graphic design. This paper will examine the generally overlooked influence of British models, including Abram Games, on the establishment of an Irish graphic design profession and the development of an indigenous design vocabulary. It will also examine the piv­otal role that advertising designers – often maligned as apolitical, commercial jobbers – played in directing the course of modern Irish graphic design.” ncadnews.u123.hosting365.ie/news/ (scroll down to the news from 04 Nov)

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghues on Suffolk Street every Tueas 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
* 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


A free 4-week Salsa course for beginners is starting on Wed 06 Jan (20:00-21:00) in “Sin”, Sycamore Street, Temple Bar, Dub 2. Everybody is welcome and for more info you are asked to contact Alijan on 087-9306707. www.gumtree.ie/dublin/16/51095516.html Thanks to Shai C. for finding this event notice.

* 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 on SOME Wednesdays. The frequency got less predictable in recent weeks/months and you should check the website before going. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* 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.


Brian L’Huillier, front man for Australian garage revivalists Lovers of Modern Art plays a solo gig at Dublin’s Shebeen Chic, 4 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2) on Thurs 07 Jan. Brian is in Ireland promoting the release of the new LoMA album “Genuine Copy” which is available on iTunes. The event starts at 21:00 and admission is free. www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229764671260

* A weekly pub quiz is taking place in Peadar Kearneys, Dame Street every Thursday. Register from 19:00. There is no charge.
* Open Mic Night – Lucan County Bar. Set-up and run by Ian Smith, who is a friend of mine, this event will take place every last Thursday in the month at 20:00. The venue is the 1st floor of the Lucan County Bar (on the grounds of the Lucan Spa Hotel on the N4). www.lucanspahotel.ie/ENG/map.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 Mullingar House in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111621257112
* 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.


There are currently no pre-announcements for next Friday.


This section contains lots of events this week that happen in the future some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

The 1913 Lockout was a major dispute in Dublin between approx. 20,000 workers and approx. 300 employers. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Lockout) ‘1913/2013 Lockout’ is a project curated by Helen Carey towards developing an exhibition in the public domain to mark the centenary of the Dublin Lockout 1913. The Third Forum: ‘What’s To Be Done?’ will take place on Sat 09 Jan from 11:00-16:00 in the Abbey Theatre (the Peacock), Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Participants will include artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly with a world premiere of their film ‘LUAS CAROL’, Michelle Browne, Anthony Haughey and Helen Carey. Admission is free but seating is limited and therefore you need to book your place via 086 3847022 or helcarey@gmail.com

______This is odd!!______________

Allow me to leave the THIS IS ODD Category empty once more this week, next week I will share with you again things that I find odd, puzzling, weird or strange. ;-)

YourLenses stocks a wide range of lenses from all the major manufacturers at the best prices. YourLenses guarantees the same contact lens products and brands as prescribed by opticians. YourLenses sells lenses on-line throughout 10 European countries and boasts over 100 000 customers. clk.tradedoubler.com/click?p=48406&a=1719778&g=16313154

I hope you forgive me that the Event Guide arrived with you nearly 24 hours later and I promise that from next week it will be back to the normal Friday morning appearance! Have a good start of the week and start your 2010 full of energy, zest and joy!


P.S. I just found out that one of the Spam Checkers that are “meant” to protect you has decided that a mail that is dated with the year 2010 has a date that is “Grossly in the future” and for that reason the mail is classified as Spam! :-S Total nonsense, but it could affect some of you. Your mail server/service provider potentially relies on this nonsensical Spam Checker.

For donations please go to www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm
You are receiving this newsletter because you have subscribed to it!!
If you don’t want to receive this mail anymore, just click on the link at the bottom of this mail. It would help me if you told me in an e-mail why you decided to unsubscribe, but that is not a “Must”. If you only want to stop receiving the newsletter temporarily, you can – if you wish – discuss this with me by e-mail so that we find a solution that makes sense to you. If you unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of the mail and there is a chance that you – at some stage – want to re-subscribe, please make sure that you keep a mail with the “unsubscribe link” because I will not be able to add you anymore to the list once you have unsubscribed using this link. The only way you can re-subscribe is to follow that specific link and change the settings yourself.
This Event Guide (the “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”) is an Event Guide with a difference. It covers mostly free events based on the thinking that free events deserve additional support and that non-free events have the money to pay for advertisement. The Guide is a _guide_ and not just a listing and is therefore at times quite extensive. It is sent for free to anybody who is interested and if you want to be added to the mailing list or know somebody who would like to receive this guide, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the Subject “Subscribe”.
If you have feedback – good or bad – PLEASE tell me via the same e-mail address.
BTW: I am not paid or otherwise rewarded for compiling and distributing this Event Guide it is purely a hobby so your donations are needed: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm. Advertisement in or sponsorship of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is possible and very welcome, please contact me for more information.
Please note: The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Event) is not related or connected to the former fortnightly printed publication “the event guide” that you found until December 2008 in pubs and other venues.
Copyright 2010 by Joerg Steegmueller.

This entry (Permalink) was posted on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 15:10 and is filed under General. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.