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Event Guide for free Events in Greater Dublin

The "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is Dublin's most popular event magazine that focuses on the vast amount of cultural events for no admission charges. It is a weekly e-mail magazine that lists, describes and recommends 170-200 free cultural events in Dublin City and in the Greater Dublin area. Gigs, Festivals, Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions and much more for all age groups are included.

The Dublin Event Guide is a non commercial initiative and is published by Joerg Steegmueller, it has currently more than 22,000 readers and hundreds more join every month. You too can subscribe for free on the right here -->>

This site contains the newest edition below and is updated as soon as it is completed (usually at Friday late at night). If you are reading this and the newest version of the "Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)" is not here yet, please come back a little later!

The newest Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) below was posted on 28. February 2015:


Dublin Event Guide 402: National Tree Week Launch, Jupiter Watch, First Wednesday, Five Lamps Arts Festival, World Book Day

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 402 | 27 February 2015

Subscribers: 23,115

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Hi all!

This week was mad with lots of challenges in my day job and consequently I didn’t get much of a chance to do work on the Dublin Event Guide during the week and that meant that my work on this edition from Thursday evening ran hopelessly behind.

I had to publish the smartphone edition at m.dublineventguide.com (which also works in a normal broswer) and update it regularly so that you would be able to get SOME information on Saturday and then kept working on the final version. Why that way? Because I can easily change the smartphone version, but once the mail is sent out I can’t really send a second mail.

All a little complicated, but I hope that you will forgive me and were able to use the smartphone version until the final version reached you.

A few other little bits: Have a look at the Dublin News where I am telling you about the Dublin Event Guide in the newspaper and on radio and one other thing: Unfortuantely it is that time of the month where I have to beg again (I hate begging!), but the bills need to be paid and we didn’t reach the EUR 190 in February and March is already around the corner. If you can, please help with a donation, it keeps the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) on the road. Thanks! www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm

If you know anybody in the media world, in radio, TV or newspapers, that would be interested mentioning or featuring the Dublin Event Guide, please let me know (dublineventguide@gmail.com). And maybe you have some interesting ideas how I could spread the word better? I definitely need some suggestions to jumpstart the 2015 growth of our community.

And remember, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) only exists because you told other people about it and because a few generous people support it with donations. Keep doing exactly that, please! Tell all your friends and family and colleagues about it and – if you can – please also help with a donation.

The Sponsorship I was able to get from some companies helps hugely to take a certain amount of financial pressure off me, but it is not enough. The cost are still above that AND I need some money to make some changes to the system that I use and need someone who is good at CakePHP programming and SQL databases. That will cost! So please continue your financial support. You can help here: www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm I am also looking for some additional corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)
Regarding your donation, I am suggesting the super low amount of just EUR 1 per month. These EUR 12 is just 2 pints and for the equivalent of 2 pints you get 52 issues full of information about free cultural events. That’s DEFINITELY worth 2 pints, isn’t it!? Please…and Thanks! :-)

And finally – I can’t say it often enough: Please help spreading the word about the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). Your friends can easily subscribe at www.dublineventguide.com and they will get a weekly e-mail magazine with all the free events in Dublin if they subscribe. They don’t have to pay a cent for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 23,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 55,000 people at the Dublin Event Guide Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide Check it out and click on LIKE when you are there.

And this is a great opportunity to help the Dublin Event Guide for absolutely no cost to you:

Without putting your hand in your pocket (for the Dublin Event Guide) at all you can help by ALWAYS using the ad links in the Dublin News Section and the ads in the Dublin Event Guides when you buy/order goods. If you buy goods immediately (in the same session) after clicking on a link/ad that you find in this e-zine/newsletter (Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon, Book Depository, LastMinute etc), you help the Dublin Event Guide everytime. This is how it works: The company you buy from (Groupon, Amazon, LivingSocial, Book Depository etc) registers that you came to them via a link from the Dublin Event Guide and they show their appreciation by giving a small commission (5-8%) to the Dublin Event Guide. This might only be 30 cent a go, but if you did that for all online purchases and if lots of people used it, then it could make a big dent into the EUR 190 needed. Use these links as often as possible it doesn’t cost you a cent and you help big time!

Have an event-full weekend and week,

–Joerg

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We are more than 55,000 people on the Dublin Event Guide – Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/DublinEventGuide and are growing every week. Join in and click LIKE on the facebook page and tell your friends! You will get last minute updates and event reminders through the Facebook Page and you can share your free events directly there with the other people in the Dublin Event Guide Community.

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Feel good slot

The “Feel Good Slot” at this place in the Dublin Event Guide is to share some inspirational, motivational or thought provoking quotes, stories or video clips. You wonder why I added this section to this e-mail magazine? If your week was great, you might not need it, but most of us had some challenging moments in the last week and there could be more in the coming week and this section is for the people that want to overcome the hurdles, achieve more and remember that despite all, life is great!

Today’s feel good slot is a short quote:

Don’t wait! The time will never be just right!

So what have you postponed because the time is not right yet? What if it will NEVER be right? Are you willing to postpone it forever? Not that interested in your goal then? Don’t wait! Start NOW! This week is the perfect one to start! :-)

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Support

This part is important to “keep the show on the road”:

To cover the cost for the Dublin Event Guide I need your help and every week generous and nice Dublin Event Guide readers help with a donation.

Last week Martina D and Pascale N were so great to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. I really really really appreciate all the help and keep in mind that without donations there won’t be a Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events): Your donation will ensure that the Dublin Event Guide will continue arriving in your Inbox every week and every donation will benefit EVERY Dublin Event Guide reader!

The cost for sending the weekly newsletter is approx. EUR 190 per month and a donation from you of just EUR 12 per year will ensure that I will be able to pay the bills.
Has the Dublin Event Guide helped you to find events that you otherwise wouldn’t have known about, or have you saved money by finding great free events? Then go to here and give something back!

I appreciate ANY help: EUR 12 would be great (that’s just 25 cent per week!), but even if it is just the price of 2 pints it will help.

You can donate online by following this link to the PayPal&CreditCard donation page. If you want to transfer your donation directly to my account, just send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com and I will send you the details.

In the last 12 months the following wonderful people have sponsored this Dublin Event Guide:
Martina D, Pascale N, Carol McN, Meret C, Linda T, Mark G, Cathal F, Brendan M, Mary F, Dermot N, Emma S, Fiona D, Joan S, Ana RT, Janice M, Emma L, Claudia S, Sarah H, Tobias A, Conor H, Sarah M, Barry P, Aishling B, Pietro S, Ruth G, Kate D, Joe O’D, Ivelina D, Orla P, Yasmin WK, Adrian P, Sinead D, Padraig K, Nicola R, Susan H, Erinna B, Roisin R, Clodagh H, Linda C, Laura B, Marie-Claire G, Siobhan M, David S, Eoin P, Mary B, Ann McP, Caitriona NiL, Sheryl McG, Patrick O’C, Fillippo G, Amanda L, Mark C, Richard H, David H, Ryan M, Richard A, Arthur D, Feargal O’R, Scott P, Jackie C, David F, Belinda B, Sibylle D, Caroline D, Erinna B, Vicky L, Caoimhe A, Frank W, Ciara B, Isidro G, Rita B, Johan S, Clodagh O’C, Lorraine F, Irene C, Erzsebet H, George K, Bernadette B, Nicola S, Cathal L, Regina O’C, Justin M, Jaime M, Jef B,Susan F, Aine G, Deirdre G, John F, Mark G, Deborah B, Jane O’H, Fiona W, Pauline R, Stephen G, Morgan R, Genadil N, Esme E, Tim O’N, Natalie B, Eamonn U, Natalija B, Gerard P, Anabel PM, Fiona F, Eric C, Timothy McA, Gabriel K, Aoife M, Tara R, Aislinn T, Jennifer G, Claire D, Patricia O’D, Barry M, Sharon C, Sillybilly.ie, Emma G, Gerry T, Rebecca T, Comet Records, John F, Brian L, Joan S, Michael C, Aine Ni L, Fiona O’R, Noelle H, Paul M, Sarah S, Meav Ni M, Sinéad J, GiveAffirmations.com, Sandra McD, Jutta B-S, Melanie B, Gwen M, Brian H.P., Anita W, Bairbre E, Carija I, Katarzyna C, Elaine K, Adriano G, Majella M, Eoin P, Catherine P, Arthur D, Elizabeth F, Mary C, Philippa F, Artem K, A C, Ann M, Brian R, Jake M, Mark G, Mark R, Shanel W, Luna B, Fiona D, Sean S, Zelie McG, Shona F, Serena F, Ann M, Nikki D, Christian K, Catherine E, Bridget W, Tania Z, Barbara Q-B, Tony B, Tom O’D, Sueanne O’H, Kay G, Laura S, Brian R, Sophie P-L, Eamonn H, Clarisa Sch, Clodagh O’C, Milena V, Lizzie B, Siobhan P, Susan B, Michelle M, Sharon K, Michele M, Bill G, Catherine O’S, Lisa O’B, Ivan S, Donald M, Martina D, Pascale M and the Birdcage Bakery & Cafe (www.facebook.com/BirdcageBakery An independent cafe and bakery in 23 Harcourt Road, Dublin 2), Cycling Campaign (www.dublincycling.ie), www.GravitationalFX.ie (An Irish Web Design, SEO and Internet Marketing who offer affordable web design), www.FlamencoIndalo.com (A group that supports and promotes the art of Flamenco in Ireland.), www.oliviercornetgallery.com (An Art Gallery in 5 Cavendish Row), www.Festivals.ie (Ireland’s festivals website, with key information on festivals in Ireland, UK and Europe), www.thepaulkanegallery.com (A great Art Gallery, on the search for a new venue), www.cfcp.ie (The Centre for Creative Practices is the the only arts centre in Ireland dedicated to connecting, integrating and promoting immigrant, experimental and emerging artists among the local arts scene and audiences) and www.KravMagaIreland.com, the self-defence training centre for everyone, which provides regular 12-week or 2-day self-defence training courses for beginners.

EventbriteThe main sponsor is Eventbrite and their support is hugely appreciated! Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide, totalling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. Eventbrite is free for free events. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences.

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.

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Joergs 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.

Have a look at the Five Lamps Arts Festival this week! There are lots and lots of events and maybe you will find something and also the weekly lab at the Science Gallery is worth your attention. More picks next week again when I have a bit more time.

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Competitions

The Parlotones – Indie Rock from South Africa – Ticket Competition

Sat 14 March – 19:30
Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Multi-platinum selling South African indie rock band “The Parlotones” will come to Dublin for one night only and will rock the Button Factory on Sat 14 March.

The band formed more than 15 years ago and they have achieved massive success in South African and Worldwide. They have toured extensively internationally since 2007 and supported acts like Coldplay, Starsailor and Snow Patrol. In 2010 they performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration concert along with Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Shakira and in 2012 the band performed a rock opera called Dragonflies and Astronauts which was broadcast live around the world in 3D.

Some of their hit songs are:
+ Push me to the floor
+ I’m only human and
+ Remember when

The supporting act will be Justin Serrao also from South Africa.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster here.

To spread the word, the band has made two pairs of tickets available for Dublin Event Guide Readers and if you want to win a pair of tickets send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject PARLOTONES and with your full name and your mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Wednesday 11 March.

buttonfactory.ie/the-parlotones-saturday-14th-march/

World League 2 – Hockey Tournament – Competition Pre-Announcement

14-22 March
National Hockey Stadium, UCD, Belfield Campus, Dublin 4

Ireland will this year host the World League 2 Hockey Tournament for women! At the tournament 8 international squads including the Irish Womens Senior Squad will compete and this competition is a step on the road to Olympic Qualification.

You can already book tickets here: www.hockey.ie/contentPage/349388/world_league2_women2015# and find out more about the World League 2 and next week I will tell you all about the ticket competition here in the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). So, tell your friends about the event and the competition and make sure you check this section next week!

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 23,000 people with a product promotion or an event promotion for a non-free event, contact me on dublineventguide@gmail.com and we can discuss the options. You provide the prize for the competition and the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) runs the competition for you. It couldn’t be simpler.

And if you want me to use/test a product you are selling and then share my assessment here in the Dublin Event Guide, we can talk about that too. I like testing out gear. ;-) [Currently I am looking to buy a high spec Android mobile phone and an action camera and would happily "test drive" some candidates.]

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Help the Dublin Event Guide! It won’t cost you a cent!

Do you enjoy free events? Does it help you to find out about all these free events simply in one e-mail magazine or on one website? Does the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) deliver all this for you and maybe even more? In that case, you probably also would want it to continue forever, right?

To achieve that some money is needed. Donations are a great help, but not everyone feels they can donate at the moment. So here is the solution: If you could help with a donation without having to pay a cent from your own money wouldn’t that be cool? You can!!

When you buy books online, buy them from Book Depository or from Amazon and use these links to go to the website:

Book Depository
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And when you buy from Living Social or Groupon use these links:

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When you buy holidays (from Lastminute.com, Expedia or Hotels.com) or other products buy them via clicking on the links below:

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When you click on the link and then buy, your books/products/holidays etc cost exactly the same as if you went to the website directly. But if you go via the links above, the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) will get 5-8% of what you spend as a commission. That’s not a lot, but if you and lots of other people used that link every time, it would amount to a fair amount of crucially important money. Use the links often, actually EVERY time you buy from the relevant site, not just once!

Giving money for free! That’s how easy it is. ;-) THANK YOU!!!

And if you want to donate money directly, then you can do that here: www.perfectresults.info/donation.htm

Dublin Event Guide Smartphone App “Dublin For Free”

Find all details on where to get and how to install the app at www.dublineventguide.com/mobile.html

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Spend a free Sunday – The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and Herald.ie

For you this is nothing outrageous: You probably have spent MANY MANY free Sundays full of enriching and exciting cultural events, but clearly there are a few more people in Dublin (around 1.477 mio, considering that the Dublin Event Guide has 23,000 subscribers) that possibly never realised that there are soo many interesting free events out there.

So last week Deborah McGee contacted me and told me she was writing a feature for Herald.ie about spending a day in Dublin for free. I suggested she would choose a Sunday and sent her a nice itinerary. She used a lot of that itinerary and got inspired by other events that you read about here every week and then she wrote this nice article “How to have a day out in Dublin without spending a cent” (www.herald.ie/going-out/best-of-dublin/how-to-have-a-day-out-in-dublin-without-spending-a-cent-31021817.html) Tell your friends, family and colleagues about that article and feel free to spread the word about it on Facebook and Twitter. The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) is mentioned at the bottom, which can’t do any harm! :-)

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And in the same week I was once again invite to come for an interview on radio. This time it was the “Good Morning Dublin” show on Dublin City FM and Colin McStay interviewed me on Monday 23 Feb. If you want to hear the interview, it is just 9 min long, click on this link: www.dublineventguide.com/media/DublinCityFM_GoodMorning_150223.mp3 The MP3 file will hopefully play in your browser or can be downloaded (19 Mbyte).

Five Lamps Arts Festival

The Five Lamps Arts Festival runs this year from 04-15 March.

The Festival provides an opportunity for children and adults to enjoy the arts in the North East inner city area of Dublin and it got its name from the “Five Lamps”, decorative lamp post with five lanterns, which stands at the junction of five streets (Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and Killarney Street). The Festival supports the local arts scene and also brings a variety of exciting new artists to this part of the City.

The boundaries of “North East Inner City” are not too fixed for the purpose of the festival and you will find events all over North Dublin that are part of the festival. A large number of events are free and many of them are in this Dublin Event Guide. There are also some very interesting non-free events and you should have a look here to see the full programme.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/

Irish Times Paywall

Last Monday the Irish Times disappeared behind a “paywall”, which means that you will have to pay from now on if you want to read the Irish Times online. But it is a “leaky” paywall, and that means that under certain circumstances you can still read articles for free. For example your first 10 articles per week are free and when you have a link to that article via Social Media you can also read it for free, it seems. After that you will have to pay EUR 12 per month (EUR 1 in the first month) to continue reading the Irish Times.

The same newspaper has tried charging before a good few years ago and gave up after some while of trying to make it work and it will be interesting to see how it works this time. There are high cost to run a newspaper and if the majority of people read it online then the traditional model doesn’t work anymore, but MAYBE the traditional model is flawed and newspapers have to use the model that TheJournal.ie uses.

Time will tell! For the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) it means that from now on, I will not refer to any articles in the Irish Times anymore. This is inconsequential for the Irish Times, but it indicates a risk of losing your standing/influence when paywalls are introduced. If people stop referring to you because they can’t share an article anymore then it could be the start of the end in our online-heavy world.

Mind you, there is already plenty of advise available how to circumvent the paywall, but that doesn’t change that access is now restricted.

LivingSocial Special Discount

The Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and LivingSocial will work together a little closer in the coming months and that means that every now and then I will be able to bring you extra discounts for purchases on LivingSocial:

To start, a 10% discount is available for all Dublin Event Guide Readers until 01 March! So if you want to save 10% on your LivingSocial purchases use the code FEB15IE. (Max discount is EUR 20 and you can only use the code once per account. The Promotion may not be combined with other offers. LivingSocial may cancel this promotion at any time.)

The property market is still mad – Nothing has changed!

A property market collapse a few years ago with many people in negative equity lead to the expectation that the market would never recover in the lifetime of the people who lost so much, but there are indications that the next bubble is just around the corner and I would expect that next time the drop will be even bigger than last time.

Apart from crazy apartment rental prices which are in parts now even exceeding the rents that were charged a few years ago, the “Sold” signs have returned and the estate agents have mordernised and upgraded their offices again and they are back at mad games and tricks.

But this week one of Dublin’s most expensive properties was back on the market, at a totally mad price: A tiny coffee hut in Ballsbridge, just opposite the former Jury’s Hotel (now Ballsbridge Inn) and at the Northumberland Road/Pembroke Road/Bagott Street/Lansdowne Road junction is on the market for EUR 200,000. With only 3.4 square metres (37 sq ft) the hut wouldn’t be big enough for five people standing, but the current tenants are paying a crazy 15,600 per year.

Dublin has gone mad again!

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to highlight some of the events they – as the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) would particularly like to bring to your attention. The vast majority of the events listed here will be free, but if it is a really good event, there might sometimes be a non-free event in the list as well.

== EVENTBRITE PICKS ==

STUDENT EVENT ORGANISER COMPETITION 2015 – “Ideas Wanted”
Eventbrite are looking for the best student organiser and want to give them a chance to win EUR 2000 towards their event, free venue with Hangar and a paid work placement with “On Tap Events”. Apply here

THE BUILDING SOCIETY: FLASHMOB
Flashmob are arriving in Hangar this Saturday. Tickets are moving fast and you can get yours for EUR 16.28 here.

CLASSIC VINYL SUNDAY: ABBEY ROAD
Classic Vinyl Sunday presents “Abbey Road”. Come to a special playing of The Beatles iconic farewell album ‘Abbey Road’ on top-quality vinyl on Dublin’s best sound system. There will be guest speakers, a Q&A and plenty of wine and coffee on the go too. Tickets for EUR 10 are available here

And you can find more events at www.eventbrite.ie or download the Eventbrite app to find events around you.

Exhibitions

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 www.visualartists.ie/category/listings/dublin/

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.

Plant Places by Roisin Murphy

from Thurs 12 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

This exhibition is featuring watercolours and sketches by Roisin Murphy of the glasshouses of the National Botanic Gardens with particular attention to the work of the master iron founder Richard Turner (1798-1881).
Turner was highly sought after for his works with wrought and cast iron and glass. He is responsible for the iconic Curvilinear Range of glasshouses in Glasnevin as well as the glasshouses in the Winter Gardens in Regent’s Park, London and the Palm Houses in Belfast and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A series of walks will also take place telling the story of the rich architectural legacy that is in the Botanic Gardens and will highlight the extraordinary story of the Irish man Richard Turner who was part of the flourish of botanical architecture in Europe at that time. www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Exquisite Editions

Thurs 05 March – Sat 18 April (09:00-17:00)

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

An International Exhibition of Finely Printed Books. This exhibition brings together 25 outstanding books from the world’s leading contemporary fine press printers. All the books are letterpress printed in limited editions and many have been illustrated through a variety of means including wood engraving, woodcut, linoleum and other fine art processes.

Admission is free.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/current-upcoming-exhibitions/

An Exhibition of Community Photographs – Five Lamps Arts Festival

Wed 04 – Sat 14 March (09:00-17:00 on weekdays)

Cluid Housing Association, 66-68 Amiens Street, Dublin 1

This photography exhibition by Cormac O’Connell takes a look at life in the Five Lamps area of Dublin over the course of the last year.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/five-lamps-photos-an-exhibition-of-community-photographs-by-cormac-oconnell/

A Voodoo free Phenomenon – Garrett Phelan

30 January – 09 April

Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

In his solo exhibition “A Voodoo free Phenomenon” for the Project Arts Centre, Garrett Phelan explores the power and influence that cultural traditions and artefacts have on the contemporary psyche.

Through the recollection of his own experience witnessing the winter solstice at Newgrange, and numerous visits to ancient sites throughout his life and travels, he questions the power such antiquated relics hold over us today.

Admission to the exhibition is free.

The exhibition will normally open from 11:00-20:00.

projectartscentre.ie/event/voodoo-free-phenomenon/

Welcome Disturbances – Group Exhibition

29 January – 11 April (Mon-Fri: 10:00-17:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00)

The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

“Welcome Disturbances” is a group exhibition of new work by Cindy Cummings, David Stalling, Sofie Loscher, Maeve O’ Connor, Emma Finucan, Siobhan McDonald, Mark Cullen. It is curated by Sheena Barrett and Emer O’Boyle.

“The group exhibition shows the diverse practices of recipients of the UCD Science Artist in Residence Award. UCD Art in Science is a dynamic practice based programme that brings artists and scientists from undergraduate to professional levels, together in collaborative work. Since the pilot residency in 2012, the artists in residence have engaged with scientists in neuroscience, cognitive science, marine biology, plant biology, geophysics, paleobotany, advanced optical imaging, spectroscopy and astronomy. Their conversations have led to an inspiring body of work, through a mutual openness to communicating across the traditional boundaries of the disciplines. The diversity of the work reflects the open and dynamic nature of the project and includes, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, video and performances. We will also launch our programme of public events and publication to accompany the exhibition.”

Admission is free.

Saturday 28 Feb

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Feb

Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A weekly car boot sale, one of less than a handful that is still reliably taking place, has up to 200 cars/sellers. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red LUAS line stop and numerous bus stops. For traders the Car Boot Sale opens at 06:30 for buyers from 08:00. If you are interested in selling, check the details and register on their website.

www.irishcarboot.ie/

Honest2Goodness Food Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Feb

Honest2goodness, 136 Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

The weekly Honest2goodness food market in Glasnevin has fresh meat, vegetables, fish, baked goods, and wines. It is open from 09:30-16:00. It is behind Lidl in the Industrial Estate just after the Glasnevin Cemetary coming from the City Centre.

www.honest2goodness.ie

Malahide Park Run (free)

09:30, Sat 28 Feb

Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Parkrun Ireland is organising free weekly runs in parks. It is a timed run over 5km and participation is completely free, but registration before your first parkrun is required.

www.parkrun.ie/malahide/

Marsh’s Library Treasure Trail – AONTAS Festival

09:30 – 17:00, Sat 28 Feb

Marsh’s Library, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

One of the AONTAS Adult Learner Festival events is a free visit to the Marsh’s Library next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You can take part in a treasure trail there and have a look at the exhibition and the library. To get in for free (any day of the week apart from Tuesday when they are closed) you will have to mention that your visit is because of the AONTAS festival!

www.adultlearnersfestival.com/yourarea/listing/2015/02/28/marshs-treasure-trail-4/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 28 Feb

St. Andrews Resource Centre, 114 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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 Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Sat 28 Feb

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Feb

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Bonsai at the Botanic Gardens – Show

10:00, Sat 28 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

An extensive exhibition of Bonsai from Andrew J. Murray’s collection will be on display in the Teak House from 28 Feb throughout March. Watch the Bonsai burst back into life, displaying the splendid spring foliage of maples, flowering quince and cherries, and many other interesting plants.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/news/events.htm

Drumcondra Village Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Feb

Arts and Business Campus, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower

The Drumcondra Village Market is an arts and crafts fair in the centre of Drumcondra. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/DrumcondraVillageMarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 28 Feb

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com/

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Feb

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Periodicals & Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland – Seminar

10:00 – 13:00, Sat 28 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

This half-day seminar by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland will feature a number of contributors to the recently published book “Periodicals and Journalism in Twentieth Century Ireland” (Mark O’Brien and Felix M Larkin, editors). They will discuss the Irish periodicals of the period, with a focus on their journalistic aspects.

The full list of speakers and topics together with a schedule can be found via the website below. Admission is free to the seminar and no booking required.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Feb

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 28 Feb

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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.

www.templebar.ie

Family Workshop – Irish Design 2015

10:30, Sat 28 Feb

Coach House Dublin, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

The workshops encourage creative thinking, help to build dexterity and introduce children to new design/craft skills through playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas.

The hands-on design and crafting workshops begin with a tour of the gallery, specially designed to get you in the mood for creating. The 60 minute workshops are designed for 5+ children with parents / guardians. The 10:30 session is suitable for 5-8 years and the 12:00 session is more advanced for 9-13 years.

Admission is free, but places are limited, to book email DesignHub@IrishDesign2015.ie For info on upcoming FAMILY DAYS see the website below.

The next themes are:
28 Feb: BUILDING BRICKS with Kate Murtagh
14 Mar: STITCHED SLIOTARS with Gabi McGrath

www.irishdesign2015.ie/programme/single/family-days

Iconic Treasures – Museums Tour

11:00 – 12:00, Sat 28 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Join historian Laura Fitzachary on a journey mapping the origins and stories behind the creation of Ireland’s most precious metalwork such as the Ardagh Chalice, the Shrine of St Lachtín’s Arm, St Patrick’s Bell and the Cathach.

Admission is free. Meet at Reception. 20 places allocated on a first come basis. No booking required. Suitable for afe 12+

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4587

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 28 Feb

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30, and Sundays: 12:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Chinese Astrology Readings

11:30 – 16:30, Sat 28 Feb

Chester Beatty Library, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

In the Chinese astrology chart you have a year animal, month animal, day animal and hour animal? What does the year ahead hold for you?

Bring your date and time of birth, and meet Ting-Foon Chik, Chinese astrologer and feng shui consultant, for a mini reading of your natal (four pillars) chart.

There will be readings from 11:30-12:30 and from 14:00-15:00 and from 15:30-16:30. Admission is free and no booking required, but places are limited.

www.cbl.ie/Programme—Events/Events-Schedule.aspx

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 28 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Feb

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

The weekly Ha’penny Flea Market is an indoor market in the Grand Social Pub, which offers vintage Men and Women’s clothing, contemporary crafts, books, DVDs, vinyl records, vintage and handmade jewellery, vintage hair styles, art, photography and much more. Grand Social’s Bar and Gourmet Coffee options are available.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/

Lifelogging – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Lifelogging – Do you count?” is the title of the newest Science Gallery exhibition, which started on Friday 13 Feb and will run until 12 April.

Lifelogging is part exhibition, part Science Gallery Lab where you can take part in research projects and it deals with us tracking ourselves, measuring things we do and logging everything from heartbeat to heartbreak.

Get a taste for tracking as you play games with your emotions, use your brainwaves to sort files, generate music wearing sensors, and explore a virtual world filled with real dreams and memories.

The exhibits at this exhibition are fascinating: There is George Reynolds who recorded his health on paper since 2003. A sensible and understandable version of lifelogging. On the other end of the spectrum is Alberto Frigo who takes a picture every times he holds an object with his right hand. He started in 2003 and plans to continue until 2040. On the surface it doesn’t make sense AT ALL. But when you talk to him, you find out that there is a surprising sense to what he does.

The exhibition contains 16 exhibits some so odd that you should get the super helpful and knowledgeable Science Gallery mediators to help you understand what is behind it.

In one area, every week another group/organisation will involve you in their work (the Lab part) and I will explain their project in a separate event posting in the weekly Dublin Event Guide.

Admission to the Science Gallery is free. Opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/lifelogging

Your Digital Memory Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifeblogging

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Tuesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Digital Memory Self”.

Learn about the work of the INSIGHT Centre in DCU, creating digital and external memories from sensors and images, and how they are teaching technology to recognise objects. Visitors will get the opportunity to test and explore a variety of devices and data visualisation.

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery and to the workshops and events listed above is free, but booking via the website below is required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/labweekdcuinsightcathalgurrinandramialbatal

Live Satellite Image Capture Event – Demonstration

12:30 – 16:30, Sat 28 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

At this “Live Satellite Image Capture Event”, join Cliona Harmey as she demonstrates the technology used in creating her installation Fixed Elsewhere.

The artist will capture live weather satellite images in real time from about 500 miles up in the sky and talk through the processes involved. The demonstrations will be timed in relation to passing satellites at the following times: 12:53, 14:34, 15:47 and 15:59. You should arrive approx. 15 minutes prior to the times listed.

An area will also be available for children to make sculptures inspired by satellite aerials.

Admission is free.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1290-live-satellite-image-capture-event

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 28 Feb

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

Lollipop Day – Dublin Gospel Choir

13:30 – 15:00, Sat 28 Feb

Arnott’s, Henry Street, Dublin 2

On Friday 27 Feb and Sat 28 Feb the Oesophageal Cancer Fund is celebrating Lollipop, their main fundraising day.

The Dublin Gospel Choir helps the Fund to collect money by entertaining you at lunchtime on Friday in Henry Street and after lunch from 13:45-15:00 on Saturday in Grafton Street (outside Dunnes).

Lollipop Day involves thousands of volunteers selling lollipops and pins nationwide to raise funds, awareness and support for oesophageal cancer.

www.facebook.com/lollipopday

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 28 Feb

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run every Saturday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking at least 1 day in advance is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Chinese Kites and Fans- Workshop

14:30, Sat 28 Feb

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Learn how to make Chinese Kites and Fans. The events are suitable for children aged 7-12 years. Places are limited so booking is required via 01-674 4888

dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/learn-how-make-chinese

Progressive Film Club – Film Screenings

14:30, Sat 28 Feb

New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The next Progressive Theatre Film Screening is this Saturday. Two films will be screened. At 14:30 it is “London Burning”, about the riots in London and the second film is “The Apples of the Golan” at 15:30, the story of one of the five remaining Arab villages in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Find more details about the event and about the films on the website below.

Admission is free, but donations are very welcome.

www.progressivefilmclub.ie/

Introduction to Friuli (Italy)

15:00 – 18:00, Sat 28 Feb

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin 2

An event introducing the Italian Region “Friuli Venezia Giulia” will let you find out more about the flavours and traditions of this part of Northern Italy.

A workshop about food & wine tourism in Friuli, an exhibition, a performance by a Friulan singer and a wine reception are the main items on the schedule for the afternoon. More details are on the website below.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

www.fogolarfurlanirlanda.com/eventi/28-02-2015/

Piccolo Lasso – Be a chorister for the day

15:00 – 18:30, Sat 28 Feb

St. Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street, Dublin 2

An open day for prospective new choristers takes place in the Church Hall of St. Kevin’s Church.

The Dublin Choral Foundation invites talented, enthusiastic, musical boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14 to come and meet the members of Piccolo Lasso and have some fun. During the afternoon activities children will sing alongside the boys and girls of Piccolo Lasso, find out what they get up to, try on choir robes and participate in a performance.

For further information and to register contact Aoife Daly on 01 903 6211

www.dublinchoralfoundation.ie

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star Gazing

20:00, Sat 28 Feb

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet in Clontarf on the seafront car park, on Clontarf Road, opposite the Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free.

The event is weather dependent, so check www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm after 18:00 on the night in the case of poor weather, to check if it is going ahead.

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Sat 28 Feb

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Live in Sin É will feature a variety of bands and musicians at this weekly gig night on Saturdays. The event is presented by Super Happy Funtimes. Admission is free and the line-up is can be found on the Facebook Page below.

The line-up is: Buunny & The Banned Its, Kerouacm, Shrub’s Duo.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous

20:00 – 21:30, Sat 28 Feb

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge, 23 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2

Every Saturday Robert Coyle will bring his One-man Comedy show “Robert Coyle’s is feeling Numinous; Comedy Attempting Transcendence – probably NOT a cult.” to Accents Cafe.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/344949142371726

Saturday Night Live

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 28 Feb

KC Peaches (Wine Cave), 28/29 Nassau St., Dublin 2

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event in the basement Wine Cave of KC Peaches wholefood restaurant/café. Food will be served until 22:00 and wine, minerals & music will be available until later. Admission is free and a donation into a hat at the end of the evening is appreciated.

www.facebook.com/KCPeachesWineCave

One Horse Pony – Gig

20:30, Sat 28 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The acoustic blues band “One Horse Pony” is back in Whelan’s for a free gig.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-2/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 28 Feb

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Sweeney Presents – Gig Night

21:00, Sat 28 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Sweeney’s Crew take control of the top floor on the last Saturday of every month. Hosting their favourite acts from home and abroad brings you a line-up of the hottest new bands around. Expect rock’n'roll, reggae, pop, bluegrass, blues, disco, folk, indie and everything in between.

The line-up this month is Mongrel State, Kingston, ETC, Canaries

Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Knights of Leon – Gig

22:00, Sat 28 Feb

The Queens, 12 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

The popular Kings of Leon cover band “Knights of Leon” will be in Dalkey for a free gig and admission is free.

thequeens.ie/index.php/events

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

09:00, Sun 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival from 01-17 March. A variety of events will take place during that time and you can find them all here www.snag.ie/en/events/

snag.ie/

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Mar

Belgard Road, Dublin 24

The Belgard Weekend Market is an indoor market with stalls with handcraft (incl. designer jewellery, aran jumpers and wool, christening robes and shawls, cards and cross stitch), household items, bric and brac, furniture, flowers, make-up, clothes, shoes, showers, upholstery, toys, kitchens, cafe, army memorabilia, collectors items, sweets, handbags books, blinds, party shop, tools and more.

It is open every Saturday and Sunday and is located in the Glen Abbey complex (opposite Jacobs) on Belgard Road.

www.facebook.com/belgardmarket

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Mar

Jamestown Market, 90 Jamestown Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Jamestown Flea Market + Car Boot Sale takes place every Sat+Sun from 10:00-17:00. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on the red Luas line. There is free parking.

www.jamestownmarket.com

Merchants Market

10:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Mar

Merchants Yard, East Wall Road, Dublin 3

The Merchants Market on East Wall Road is a weekly indoors flea market on Saturdays and Sundays with more than 80 stalls in a big industrial hall. There is everything from furniture and antiques to paintings and mirrors, electronics and hot food to bicycles and buns. It is just a few minutes walk away from the Point Theatre/O2 (walk in the direction of the Port Tunnel).

www.merchantsmarket.ie/

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 01 Mar

Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Every Sunday, the Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery takes place. Up to 200 artists exhibit their paintings on the railings on three sides (West, North and East) of Merrion Square and you can just enjoy the exhibition or even buy.

www.merrionsquareart.com/

Stables Market

10:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Mar

72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8

A new market (flea/vintage/etc) with two cafés has opened in the same location in Thomas Street where the Ferocious Mingle Market was before their move to Camden Street.

The new market in 72 Thomas Street is called Stable Market and it is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10:00-18:00 every day. It seems there is neither a website nor a Facebook Page yet.

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Mar

People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A weekly market with lots of food, but also many other products (art & crafts, books, etc) takes place every Sunday in the beautiful People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. It is a very popular market and with around 50 vendors also one of the bigger markets.

www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/markets/

Palestrina Choir

11:00, Sun 01 Mar

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 83 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

The well known Palestrina Choir sing every Sunday at the mass in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. They sing complete masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Palestrina, de Victoria, usually accompanied by Prof. Gerard Gillen on the organ, who often also plays a solo piece.

www.procathedral.ie/music/this-week

Pure Vintage Fair

11:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Mar

Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

The next Pure Vintage Fair will take place this week and it is what it says on the tin. A market/flea market for vintage items, which will take place on the first Sunday of every month. There will be vintage clothes, furniture, collectibles, jewellery and many more vintage items.

Sounds interesting and with 30 stalls, it is well worth a visit. There will also be food, hot drinks and a DJ. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/purevintagefair01

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sun 01 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 01 Mar

Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

At the Blackrock Market in the centre of Blackrock, you’ll find 50 stalls selling collectibles, antiques, handmade goods, books, food & there’s free popcorn, ballons & facepainting for the kids.
Open on Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Lifelogging – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

“Lifelogging – Do you count?” is the title of the newest Science Gallery exhibition, which started on Friday 13 Feb and will run until 12 April.

Lifelogging is part exhibition, part Science Gallery Lab where you can take part in research projects and it deals with us tracking ourselves, measuring things we do and logging everything from heartbeat to heartbreak.

Get a taste for tracking as you play games with your emotions, use your brainwaves to sort files, generate music wearing sensors, and explore a virtual world filled with real dreams and memories.

The exhibits at this exhibition are fascinating: There is George Reynolds who recorded his health on paper since 2003. A sensible and understandable version of lifelogging. On the other end of the spectrum is Alberto Frigo who takes a picture every times he holds an object with his right hand. He started in 2003 and plans to continue until 2040. On the surface it doesn’t make sense AT ALL. But when you talk to him, you find out that there is a surprising sense to what he does.

The exhibition contains 16 exhibits some so odd that you should get the super helpful and knowledgeable Science Gallery mediators to help you understand what is behind it.

In one area, every week another group/organisation will involve you in their work (the Lab part) and I will explain their project in a separate event posting in the weekly Dublin Event Guide.

Admission to the Science Gallery is free. Opening hours are Tues-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/lifelogging

Sunday at Noon

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 01 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

The Sundays at Noon Concert Series continues in the Sculpture Gallery at the Hugh Lane Gallery. This series of free (mainly classical) concerts continues to present the best of Irish and International music and musicians. Concerts run from September to June.

The next concert will feature Sharon Carty, mezzo-soprano Jonathan Ware, piano Franz Schubert – Songs

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1298-sundaysnoon-schubert-songs

Your Digital Memory Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifeblogging

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Tuesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Digital Memory Self”.

Learn about the work of the INSIGHT Centre in DCU, creating digital and external memories from sensors and images, and how they are teaching technology to recognise objects. Visitors will get the opportunity to test and explore a variety of devices and data visualisation.

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery and to the workshops and events listed above is free, but booking via the website below is required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/labweekdcuinsightcathalgurrinandramialbatal

National Tree Week Launch

13:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Mar

Castletown House, Celbridge, Kildare

This is a bit outside of Dublin, but still easily reachable by bus (or car):

The OPW in association with the Tree Council and Coillte are launching the ESB sponsored “National Tree Week” on Sunday.

There will be Tree and Nature walks of the Castletown parklands with Rory Finnegan (Trees and Wildlife), Eanna Ní Leamhna (Flora and Fauna) and Joe McConville (Landscape). And in the stables are demonstrations of Woodcarving, Pyrography and Beekeeping. And the National Tree Council will hand out 1,000 tree saplings from the Stable Wing.

Admission to the event is free.

You can drive their via the M4 using Exit 6 (Celbridge West) or use Dublin Bus: 67 from Merrion Square to Main Street Celbridge (followed by a 10 minute walk through the parklands).

There is a Courtyard Café (Open Thurs-Sun 10:00-16:00) and tours of the house resume on Sat 14 March-31 Oct. The restored 18th century designed parklands are open daily.

www.facebook.com/castletownhouse

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Sun 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

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If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

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Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 01 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The “Dublin Sketchers” is an informal group of (hobby) artists who go somewhere different in Dublin every Sunday (e.g. National Museum, Maritime Museum, Dublin Flea Market, Farmleigh, Botanic Gardens, Dublin Castle, Science Gallery, …), sketch for one to two hours and then meet up for coffee afterwards and discuss their sketches.

There are some hugely talented people among them and it is a great idea to meet up with others who have the same hobby. Find out on their website below or on their Facebook Page where they will meet and join them if you do some sketching/drawing yourself. I know that the Dublin Sketchers often use the Dublin Event Guide to find interesting free events and I am delighted to be able to help!

www.dublinsketchers.blogspot.com/

Gospel Brunch – Dine in Dublin

14:00, Sun 01 Mar

The Church Restaurant & Bar, Jervis Street/Mary Street, Dublin 1

An unspecified Gospel Choir will entertain diners on Sunday in the Church Restaurant at this Gospel Brunch.

dineindublin.ie/whats-on-events/gospel-brunch/

Share the Love – Marriage Equality Event

14:00, Sun 01 Mar

Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Marriage Equality supporters are invited to come to a day long #ShareTheLove party at The Harbour Bar in Bray on Sunday.

This flagship event to fund the national campaign for a “Yes” Vote in the Referendum in May is a day of entertainment and will start at 14:00 with a photocall. There will be some speakers from “Marriage Equality” and the you can watch the rugby on the big screens.

Live music will start at 17:30 with with singer-songwriter Luke Maloney, Folk-rocker Jamie Duff from 18:10. Fingerstyle guitar with Robbie Doyle from 18:50. Then there is Dylan Walshe, London based alt/roots musician and songwriter from 19:45. Jazz and folk from the female 3-piece Mongoose at 21:00 and it will come to the end Sligo roots/country rockers Old Hannah from 22:15.

It is a fundraiser so money is coming into it at some point, but it seems that admission is free and the money is raised through donations.

www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 01 Mar

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Afternoon Jazz in Café en Seine. The Stella Bass Jazz Trio play every Sunday from 14:00-16:00 in Café en Seine in Dawson Street. Admission is free. A video is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8aKqtOB5S8

www.stellabass.com

Family Drawing Sundays

14:30 – 16:30, Sun 01 Mar

Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2

Come to the Family Drawing Sundays in the RHA. All children are welcome to use the RHA Art Cart, in the RHA Atrium. Admission is free. For further information, contact Ruth Carroll on 01 6612558 or via ruth@rhagallery.ie

www.rhagallery.ie/html/educate/educate_family.html

Highlights of the Decorative Arts Collections

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 01 Mar

National Museum, Collins Barracks (Decorative Arts & History), 7 Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Join Michael Kenny, Keeper Emeritus, on a tour which takes in some of the key objects on display in the Museum’s decorative arts exhibitions, including the scientific instruments. You can find select objects from this collection presented in the exhibition Trove at IMMA.

Admission is free, but booking is required on 01-6777444.

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4589

DIT Soap Opera Series – The Rise of Poppea

15:00, Sun 01 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Featuring vocal students from DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama, the gripping story of Poppea, one of the greatest social climbers in ancient Rome is played out in scenes from Monteverdi’s operatic masterpiece ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’.

Admission is free, but booking is required via conservatory@dit.ie and because it is highly likely that nobody will get your e-mail before it is too late, you might want to risk going to the Hugh Lane Gallery on Sunday with the hope that you will be allowed in. But be prepared that the event might be booked out and you will be sent away.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1300-dit-soap-opera-series-the-rise-of-poppea-2

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 01 Mar

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Unlike the three branches of the National Museum, the National Print Museum is normally not free, but every Sunday there is a free public tour for the next few weeks. Every visit begins with a short audio-visual presentation where the audience can observe active retired printers providing practical demonstrations of machines from the Museum’s collection.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/guided-tours.html

St. James’s Gate Brewery and its link to the Phoenix Park – Talk

15:00, Sun 01 Mar

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

A talk by Deirdre McParland entitled “St. James’s Gate Brewery and its link to the Phoenix Park” will take place on Sunday. Admission is free.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,33356,en.html

Brian Keary plays Classical Guitar

16:00 – 17:00, Sun 01 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Brian Keary is a classically trained guitar player who also has experience of different styles / genres of music ranging from ragtime and folk to baroque and contemporary. He will perform in Sweeney’s (Ground Floor) on Sunday afternoon.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Recovery from Addiction – Talk

16:00 – 18:00, Sun 01 Mar

Ashling Hotel, 8 Parkgate St, Dublin 8

The monthly meeting of the Humanist Association is this month featuring the talk “Recovery from Additiction” with Willie Collins (PhD).

The presentation will look at misuse issues that affect us all. The Irish society has accepted excessive drinking as a normal part of social life. Almost every extended family in Ireland is affected by the issue of alcohol and substance misuse or addiction to gambling.

There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. Admission is free and registration is not required.

humanism.ie/events/monthly-meetings/

Jazz & Tapas Dinner

17:00 – 19:30, Sun 01 Mar

Zaragoza, 18 South William Street, Dublin 2

The Spanish Restaurant Zaragoza invites to their Taps and Jazz Dinner on Sunday. Diners will be entertained by Elva MacGowan (vocals) and Bryan Mullen (piano), performing live jazz, a touch of blues and some soul. No cover charge.

www.zaragozadublin.com/

LJJ Band – Cafe en Seine

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 01 Mar

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The wedding and party band The LJJ Band play every Sunday evening in Café en Seine. Admission is free.

www.longjohnjumpband.com/

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The Sweeney’s Dixeland Jazzmen play their weekly gig on the ground floor in Sweeney’s. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/sweeneys.html

Saucy Sundays

19:00 – 23:00, Sun 01 Mar

Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Saucy Sundays is a weekly free live music afternoon and evening in the Grand Social. The line-up and links to all bands/performers are available via the Saucy Sundays Facebook Page (see link below).

In short, the line-up is: The River Fane, WOB, Ross Breen & Band, Kevin Casey, Joey Gavin & Band.

www.facebook.com/saucy.sundays

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 01 Mar

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass is back after the summer break and invites you to a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30.

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, one of the best known gospel choirs in Ireland will give you a chance to experience a mass with a difference. It is uplifting and inspiring and everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness.

Disclaimer: I am involved with the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, so the description above MIGHT not be totally unbiased. But just take it from me, they are brilliant! ;-)

www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com

Gigs for the Homeless – Part 2

20:00, Sun 01 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

At the Gig for the Homeless – Part 2, 10 acts will perform on 2 stages and the line-up is: Sinead White, Matt Mc Ginn, Suzanne Savage, Dan Bradley, Red Moon Bayonets, Mongrel State, The Meaders, The Dublin City Rounders plus some surprises.

The gig has been pulled together by Abner Browns Man in Hat.

This is a charity gig for homeless people, so your money is needed and a donation of EUR 5 is suggested.

www.facebook.com/events/821578404603916

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 01 Mar

Bleeding Horse, 24 Upper Camden St., Dublin 2

Every Sunday this singer-songwriter night takes place in the Bleeding Horse in Camden St. from 8.30pm. It is an Open mic night and performers can just turn up and put their name on the list for that night.

www.facebook.com/apollosessions

Jawbone – Accoustic Folk & Blues Night

20:30, Sun 01 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

At the Jawbone Gig night in Sin É, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free. For the line-up check here www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 01 Mar

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy downstairs in Stag’s Head, Dame Lane from 21:00 every week on Sun+Mon. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of that there is some free ice cream. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Havana Che

21:00, Sun 01 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Salsa band Havana Che is back and they are bringing their 9-piece Cuban Salsa sound to Sweeney’s. Bring your dancing shoes or just enjoy the cool vibe. Admission is free.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 01 Mar

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“Rhythm Rocker at The Globe” is a weekly event on Sunday night in The Globe. Admission is free.

The Pavement Kings play Rockabilly from 21:00 and
DJs Popocorn Peete and Little Dakota follow from 23:00-01:30 with a white variety of styles (Rockabilly, Calypso, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, etc).

www.facebook.com/rhythmrocker

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 01 Mar

Ha’Penny Bridge Inn, 42 Wellington Quay Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads are playing Ballads, Folk, Trad and Classic Country every Sunday. Featuring Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Banjo.

www.billytreacy.com/

Cool Hand Dukes

22:00, Sun 01 Mar

Porterhouse Central, 45-47 Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Every Sunday (except at Bank Holiday weekends), the Ragtime, Roots and Country Blues Band “Cool Hand Dukes” play in the Porterhouse near Grafton Street.

www.facebook.com/coolhand.dukes.1

The Dublin Blues Cartel – Gig

22:30, Sun 01 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Dublin Blues Cartel will be in Whelan’s again and will perform mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-dublin-blues-cartel-28/

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Get in touch with Mathematics! – Exhibition

10:00 – 15:00, Mon 02 Mar

Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The exhibition ‘Mathematik zum Anfassen – Get in touch with mathematics’ at the Goethe Institut makes mathematics more accessible. aims to create a new approach towards mathematics. It shows the most abstract of all sciences in a way that can be understood by the senses and makes mathematics more understandable. All experiments use a playful approach towards mathematics and they include puzzle games, bridge building and jigsaws. Mathematics will be understood with hand, head and heart.

The exhibition will run from 25 Feb – 09 March and is open on Monday-Friday only. It is suitable for everybody but has a particular focus on primary and secondary school students. Admission is free. Registration is required for the hourly guided tours for school classes, but it is not clear if individuals need to register as well. Check out the website!

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/lhr/exh.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 02 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 02 Mar

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

My Favourite Tree Books

15:00, Mon 02 Mar

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Tree Council of Ireland President Kevin Hutchinson talks about “My Favourite Tree Books” and will present highlights from his life-long collection of books about trees.

Admission is free. The event is part of the National Tree Week.

treecouncil.ie/dublin/

The case of Maria de Agreda in Colonial Spanish America – History Lecture

16:00, Mon 02 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The next lecture in the Centre for Early Modern History Seminar Series 2014-15 is “Gender and the missions: the case of Maria de Agreda in Colonial Spanish America” with Silvia Evangelisti (University of East Anglia).

Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/centreforearlymodernhistory2014_15.php

The Children of Freedom – History Lecture

18:15, Mon 02 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“The Children of Freedom: The Time-Spaces of History” is the title of a talk by Prof Patrick Joyce (Professorial Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh and Professor of Modern History Emeritus at the University of Manchester).

The talk is about freedom and power in the British post-war history. For more details check the website below.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-03-02children_of_freedom.php

The Three Aristotles of James Joyce – Lecture

18:30 – 19:30, Mon 02 Mar

James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1

The lecture “The Three Asistotles of James Joyce” is part of a free lecture series in the James Joyce Centre. It will be given by Professor Fran O’Rourke.

Following this lecture classical guitarist John Feeley will join Prof. O’Rourke for a short performance.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited, so booking via 01-8788547 is required.

www.jamesjoyce.ie

Stories from Ireland’s Mythology

19:00, Mon 02 Mar

Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12

“Stories from Ireland’s Mythology” is an evening of songs and stories (in Irish and English) at Walkinstown Library. Fairy Airs by ‘O Carolan on Classical Guitar and Original Songs in Irish will be performed by Sharon Ní Chuilibín (MA Ethnomusicology UCC).

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4558159 or walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie This event is part of Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week), which takes place every year from 01 March to 17 March

dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/stories-irelands

Super Happy Fun Times – Open Mic

19:00, Mon 02 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Super Happy Fun Times are running an Open Mic night for Music and Spoken Word every Monday in Sin É.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

Pope Francis: Behind the Mission – Lecture

19:30 – 21:00, Mon 02 Mar

St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street, Dublin 1

The Lecture “Pope Francis – Behind the Mission” with Austen Ivereigh (author of Pope Francis: the Great Reformer) will take place in Gardiner Street Church and is a joint initiative of Gardiner Street Parish and the Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality.

Admission is free (with a suggested donation of EUR 5).

www.gardinerstparish.ie/

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

20:00, Mon 02 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night with Special Guests every Monday. Arrive, sign in (from 19:00) and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 02 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Song Cycle is a weekly Singer/Songriter showcase. The line-up is not always easily findable on the Whelan’s website, but admission is always free.

www.whelanslive.com

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Mar

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 02 Mar

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

Every Monday a Jazz Jam Session will take place in the Grand Social and you are invited to listen or even to participate. Admission is free for musicians and audience.

Instruments are supplied (drums (no cymbals), double bass, guitar amp, bass amp, PA system) and ideas and themes will be proposed prior to the session to the musicians who join the event on Facebook (see Facebook Page below).

www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Jam-Session-at-The-Grand-Social/224553674385198

Loose – Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 02 Mar

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 4-piece band Loose Trad are performing every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. www.loosetrad.com/ Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Patrick Mahony sings Nostalgia

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 02 Mar

Café en Seine, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Patrick Mahony sings songs from Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Matt Monro and many more every Monday in the Cafe en Seine. Admission is free.

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Get in touch with Mathematics! – Exhibition

10:00 – 15:00, Tue 03 Mar

Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The exhibition ‘Mathematik zum Anfassen – Get in touch with mathematics’ at the Goethe Institut makes mathematics more accessible. aims to create a new approach towards mathematics. It shows the most abstract of all sciences in a way that can be understood by the senses and makes mathematics more understandable. All experiments use a playful approach towards mathematics and they include puzzle games, bridge building and jigsaws. Mathematics will be understood with hand, head and heart.

The exhibition will run from 25 Feb – 09 March and is open on Monday-Friday only. It is suitable for everybody but has a particular focus on primary and secondary school students. Admission is free. Registration is required for the hourly guided tours for school classes, but it is not clear if individuals need to register as well. Check out the website!

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/lhr/exh.html

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 03 Mar

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher runs on Tuesdays now as well. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking at least 1 days in advance is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 03 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Your Neurally Engaged Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifeblogging

12:00 – 20:00, Tue 03 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Tuesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Neurally Engaged Self”.

Think you know your city inside out? Call into the Lab this week and meet the team at Insight, Centre for Data Analysis at DCU. With their guidance you will take part in real research and an experiment to sort and tag images of Dublin City using your thoughts. The experience will involve novel human-computer interaction applications or BCI’s for short (Brain-computer Interfaces). The result: See what your brain waves have to say about Dublin and how they rank compared to the rest of the city dwellers!

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/labweekdcuinsightgrahamhealy

Low priced books with free delivery!

13:00, Tue 03 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

If you regularly or occasionally buy books online, you can help the Dublin Event Guide hugely even without having to pay cent directly. In fact you even save money this way:

Buy your books from The Book Depository and get better prices and free (!!) delivery for all orders independent from the volume and when you click on the picture here before you buy, then 5% of what normally The Book Depository would get, they give back to the Dublin Event Guide. Everybody wins!

www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

If you prefer Amazon to buy your books (for free postage you need to order a minimum of GBP 25), then use this Amazon link to help the Dublin Event Guide. Thanks!

Italian Fascism and the Second World War – History Lecture

18:00, Tue 03 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

In the lecture series “Trauma, Memory and Identity after the Second World War” of the Centre for War Studies and the Centre for European Studies the next lecture is “The Politics of Forgetting and Forgiving: Italian Fascism and the Second World War” with Christopher Duggan (Prof for Modern Italian History at the University of Reading).

This lecture will explore how memories and interpretations of Mussolini’s fascist regime were tailored after September 1943 when Italy signed an armistice with the Allied powers.

Admission seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2014-11-11europesviolentmemories.php

Poetry Collection Launch – Mark Granier

18:30, Tue 03 Mar

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Mark Granier will launch his fourth collection “Haunt” in The Irish Writers Centre. The book is published by Salmon Poetry and there will be an introduction by Liam Ó Muirthile. Admission is free and no booking is required. Wine will be served.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php?year=2015&month=03

Green Drinks Dublin – Ireland’s Grases

19:00, Tue 03 Mar

J.W. Sweetman, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2

At the Green Drinks Dublin event im March, Dr Úna Fitzpatrick, an ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, will talk about the grasses of Ireland. Dr Fitzpatrick has conducted workshops in grass identification all around Ireland and her talk will be partly based on a new publication by Biodiversity Ireland, helping us to identify over 100 Irish species for ourselves.

Admission is free. Green Drinks is a monthly meet-up to learn and discuss green topics. Green Drinks Dublin is organised by the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT),

www.facebook.com/events/811172655635188/

DIT Brass Concert

19:30, Tue 03 Mar

St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister), 2 Mount St Crescent, Dublin 2

More than 40 young brass players, brass students from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, will perform at this concert. They will be performing works by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Debussy and Bernstein. Conductors: Ian Dakin, Eamonn Nolan, Jonathan Clifford.

Admission is free and to reserve a seat send an e-mail to conservatory@dit.ie

www.dit.ie/conservatory/whatson/newsitemtitle,106645,en.html

Ukulele Tuesday

19:45 – 22:00, Tue 03 Mar

Stag’s Head, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday an informal sing along with Ukulele and Toy Musical Instruments takes place in the Stag’s Head. Just bring your instrument and come along. Beginners are welcome. Admission is free and further details (and a big book of songs) are available on the Facebook Page below. The get-together meets in the “snug” in Stag’s Head.

www.facebook.com/UkuleleTuesday

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 03 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Rumours have it that the Bluegrass Collective will perform in Sin É on Tuesday and there might even be an open Bluegrass Jam! Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/Sin.E.Pub

Jupiter Watch – Astronomy Ireland

20:00, Tue 03 Mar

Astronomy Ireland, Unit H4 Centrepoint, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Astronomy Ireland will set up the most powerful telescopes in Ireland to show you the Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, its moons and cloud belts on Tuesday, when it is close to the moon.

Admission is free and no booking required. (Donations are appreciated.)

If it is cloudy, a telescope exhibition and workshop will be held, demonstrating how to use telescopes.

www.astronomy.ie/jupiterwatchmar2015.php

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 03 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

The Folk Club in Whelan’s will bring you the best in Trad, Ballads, Americana & World Music every Tuesday. The line-up this week is on the Facebook Page below. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheGrandFolkClub

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Mar

Stag’s Head (downstairs), Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday and Monday AND Tuesday. Every week different comedians entertain and on top of good comedy you will get free ice cream. Admission is free. The line-up can be found via the Comedy Crunch Facebook Page (see link below).

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Comedy-Crunch/83791357330

Phoenix Big Band

21:00 – 23:00, Tue 03 Mar

Tara Towers Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin 4

The Phoenix Big Band is a 16 piece band playing songs of the 1930s, 1940s and other big band arrangements and they are playing every Tuesday in the Tara Tower Hotel (since 2012!) for adult dancing. If you like to waltz, cha cha or foxtrot, come and enjoy their performance.

Admission is free.

The band plays in the main function room which is occasionally booked, so to confirm that they are playing, please ring the hotel on the day: Phone 01-2694666

Wicked Wolf Comedy

21:00, Tue 03 Mar

Wicked Wolf, 2 Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

There will be free comedy upstairs in the Wicked Wolf in Blackrock on every second Tuesday. New acts and surprise guests will entertain you and the event is organised by Maxine Jones.

The dates are 03+17+31 Mar. Put the dates in your calender as I will probably not be able to include the event every week.

www.wickedwolfcomedy.com

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 03 Mar

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

A totally unplugged Singer/Songwriter night (no PA, no microphones) with original music is taking place upstairs in Anseo every Tuesday from 21:30.

Please check on the Facebook Page below if the event is going ahead as it seems to get cancelled every now and then and if you want to play a 15-30 min set or just want to play one song make yourself heard via the same Facebook Page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TheCamdenSessions

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Chamber Music on your way to work

08:00, Wed 04 Mar

Connolly Station, Amiens Street, Dublin 1

A Chamber Music concert will take place in Connolly Station early in the morning. Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/music-on-your-way-to-work/

First Wednesday – Free Entrance to OPW Sites

09:00, Wed 04 Mar

Various OPW locations in Dublin

Entry charges at nearly all OPW sites are waived once a month. The Office of Public Works (OPW) wants to encourage people to visit the historic sites that it manages and has therfore started this initiative in 2011.

Most OPW owned sites can already be visited for free, but the sites that normally charge a fee will be free every first Wednesday as well. In the (extended) Greater Dublin Area this means you can visit the following sites for free:
+ The Casino, Marino (closed from 01 Nov-13 March)
+ Dublin Castle, State Apartments
+ Kilmainham Gaol
+ Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre in Wicklow

As you can imagine, this event is very popular and therfore it is strongly recommended to arrive early at the venues. Once the day’s tickets are given out, you will not get access anymore.

www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/Free%20Wednesdays.pdf

Get in touch with Mathematics! – Exhibition

10:00 – 15:00, Wed 04 Mar

Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The exhibition ‘Mathematik zum Anfassen – Get in touch with mathematics’ at the Goethe Institut makes mathematics more accessible. aims to create a new approach towards mathematics. It shows the most abstract of all sciences in a way that can be understood by the senses and makes mathematics more understandable. All experiments use a playful approach towards mathematics and they include puzzle games, bridge building and jigsaws. Mathematics will be understood with hand, head and heart.

The exhibition will run from 25 Feb – 09 March and is open on Monday-Friday only. It is suitable for everybody but has a particular focus on primary and secondary school students. Admission is free. Registration is required for the hourly guided tours for school classes, but it is not clear if individuals need to register as well. Check out the website!

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/lhr/exh.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 04 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Let’s Walk & Talk: Priorswood

12:00 – 13:30, Wed 04 Mar

Priorswood Outreach Centre, Clonshaugh Drive, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

The next Let’s Walk & Talk will take place in Priorswood (Meet at the Outreach Centre in Priorswood) and then come on a trip around the park and back to centre A walk with historian Pat Liddy.

Most people believe that the Priorswood, Belcamp and Clonshaugh areas are just part of a modern suburb of Dublin but the district has a long and fascinating history going back many centuries. Apart from its interesting ancient past learn also about the characters from more recent eras who have given their names to the local parks such as Dean Jonathan Swift and Countess Markiewicz.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-community-community-and-social-development-service/lets-walk-and-talk

Your Neurally Engaged Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifeblogging

12:00 – 20:00, Wed 04 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Tuesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Neurally Engaged Self”.

Think you know your city inside out? Call into the Lab this week and meet the team at Insight, Centre for Data Analysis at DCU. With their guidance you will take part in real research and an experiment to sort and tag images of Dublin City using your thoughts. The experience will involve novel human-computer interaction applications or BCI’s for short (Brain-computer Interfaces). The result: See what your brain waves have to say about Dublin and how they rank compared to the rest of the city dwellers!

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/labweekdcuinsightgrahamhealy

300 years of Irish Music – Talk

13:00, Wed 04 Mar

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

In a series of three talks (25 Feb, 04 March, 11 March), Michael Grant will explain the contribution of Irish composers to the Music scene in Europe over the last 300 years.

Admission is free but booking is required via 01 8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/300-years-irish-music

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 04 Mar

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Archive at Lunchtime screenings take place Saturdays (Double Bill), Mondays and Wednesdays. The programme is changing weekly now (instead of monthly as in the past). To find out what film(s) will be screened go to www.ifi.ie/whatson/now-showing-coming-soon/ and look for “Archive at Lunchtime” on the right. Admission is free.

www.ifi.ie/

William Wilde, 1815–76: a versatile genius – Lunchtime Talk

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 04 Mar

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The lunchtime series of talks “Centenaries and bicentenaries: Celticists, lexicographers and antiquarian scholars” is an initiative of the library in the RIA. The lectures will look at the contribution made by five nineteenth-century scholars to the development of Celtic Studies, the Irish language, lexicography, archaeology and antiquarian research, textual studies and Irish history.

The first talk is about “Wiliam Wilde (1815-76): A versatile genius” by Dr Michael Ryan, MRIA, FSA, Archaeologist

Admission is free and no booking required.

www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Spring-2015-Lunchtime-Lecture-Series-%284%29

’Trove’ Talk Series: Gold & Stone

13:00 – 14:00, Wed 04 Mar

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

This tour led by Nessa O’Connor, Assistant Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland, will identify and explore significant archaeological objects in the Irish Antiquities Collection that can be linked or compared to the gold beads and ogham stones presented in the ‘Trove’ exhibition by artist Dorothy Cross that is currently on display at IMMA.

Admission is free, but booking required on 01 6486339

www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=4591

Aftermaths of Civil War – History Lecture

16:00, Wed 04 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The next lecture in the “Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series 2014-15″ is entitled “Aftermaths of Civil War: Division, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Contemporary Europe” with Dr Bill Kissane (London School of Economics).

Admission is free

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/centreforcontemporaryirishhist2014_15.php

Traditional Music at Busaras

16:00 – 17:00, Wed 04 Mar

Busaras, Store Street, Dublin 1

Traditional Music will be played at Busaras on each day of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/traditional-irish-music-busaras/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 04 Mar

Havana Tapas Bar, Georges St, Dublin 2

The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 16:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. There are many Spanish speakers and English-speakers are explicitly invited, but everyone else is certainly very welcome too, to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.

www.facebook.com/pages/Havana-Tapas-Bar/10503361821

Cathal Gurrin on recording every moment – Talk

18:00 – 19:00, Wed 04 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

Cathal Gurrin is a researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and his work focuses on personal analytics and lifelogging (a search engine for the self). He has gathered a digital memory since 2006 (incl. over 15 million wearable camera images) and hundreds of millions of other sensor readings.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/02/cathalgurrinrecordingeverymoment

Radio Skills – Info evening for the Science Community

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 04 Mar

DIT FOCAS Institute, Camden Row, Dublin 8

Would you like to learn how to communicate about your research to a national radio audience? Or maybe you fancy being a resident science expert on radio but don’t know where to start?

Come to the FOCAS Institute on Wednesday to learn more about the Irish Academy of Public Relations’ “Radio Interview Skills for Scientists” training day.

Special guest speakers, Prof. Hugh Byrne, head of FOCAS Institute and Sean Duke, author and journalist, will discuss their experiences of communicating science and Ellen Gunning, director of Irish Academy of Public Relations, will chair the discussion.

Admission is free, but booking is required via info@irishacademy.com or through Eventbrite at eventbrite.ie/event/15728422134/

www.irishacademy.com

Reading literature with machines – Lecture

18:00, Wed 04 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Reading literature with machines:Towards computer based literary criticism” is a lecture by Prof Gerhard Lauer (University of Göttingen) organised by the Centre for Digital Humanities.

Find more details on the website below. Admission is free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-03-04reading_literature.php

80 Years of the Old Dublin Society – Talk

18:30, Wed 04 Mar

Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Join the Old Dublin Society for the lecture ‘The Way We Were: 80 Years of the Old Dublin Society’ by Tony Behan.

Admission is free

dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/way-we-were-80-years-old

Rudolph Heltzel – Paint, Tattoos, Feathers & Diamonds – Talk

18:30 – 20:00, Wed 04 Mar

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The RDS Library invites to the talk “Rudolph Heltzel – Paint, Tattoos, Feathers & Diamonds: A Short History of Body Ornamentation”.

Rudolf Heltzel was born in Berlin and came to Ireland in 1966 to set up and lead the Silver and Jewellery workshop at the newly established Kilkenny Design Workshops. In 1968 he went out on his own and has since created a name for himself as an extraordinary jewellery designer and maker. In his lecture he will explore how, where, when and why people throughout history have loved to ornament their bodies, and he will give an insight into what inspires him to design jewellery.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

www.rds.ie/cat_event_detail.jsp?itemID=1103792

Sustainable Buildings and Cities – Talk

18:30, Wed 04 Mar

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

The UCD Earth Institute is inviting you to the public lecture “Sustainable Buildings and Cities” by Prof. Susan Roaf (Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University). Susan Roaf is an award winning teacher, architect, solar pioneer and author of 17 books. Having worked around the world in archaeology, anthropology, landscaping and architecture her focus now is on adaptive design for resilience and comfort in a rapidly changing world.

“The talk starts by tracing the history of architectural responses to the challenge for modern designers of designing to both mitigate and adapt to the risks and opportunities posed by climate change. In the 1990s our response was to work on energy efficiency, by the 2000s we had moved into the much broader field of Sustainability and as the growing realisation of the seriousness of the challenges began to register the design aims are in the direction of building resilience at building and city level. In the talk we will outline design, policy and regulatory trends in relation also to the falling cost of renewables, un-predictably priced energy, food and cost of living and demographic changes.”

Admission is free, but booking is required through Eventbrite, just follow the link below.

sustainablecitiesandbuildings.eventbrite.ie/

Five Lamps Arts Festival Opening Night Ceremony

19:00, Wed 04 Mar

Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2015 Opening Night Ceremony will begin with the Clarion Flute Ensemble in the Rotunda of Custom House. Following this, the actor John Connors will open the festival. This will be followed by a Fire Dance performance and Samba Drumming at the back of Custom House.

Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/opening-night-ceremony/

The Media: Minority Voices, Access & Power – Discussion

19:00, Wed 04 Mar

Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

This month’s Comhlamh First Wednesday discussion is entitled “The Media: Minority Voices, Access & Power” and looks at how the mainstream media represents minority voices. A range of guests will discuss whose voice gets heard, whose doesn’t and what we can do about it.

Moderator will be Katherine Meenan (Public Affairs Consultant and Deputy Chairperson of Comhlámh) and the panel of speakers is Oein DeBhairduin (blogger and Traveller activist who works on issues related to LGBT equality, social and economic justice and access to education), Luke Bukha Kasuanga (anti-racist activist who co-founded the Anti-Racism Network), Dr Gavan Titley (lecturer in the Dept of Media Studies in Maynooth University, who focuses on racism and the politics of multiculturalism in Europe), Chinedu Onyejelem (Publisher of Ireland’s multicultural fortnightly Metro Eireann).

Comhlámh is an independent organisation which advocates for a just and equitable world. Concern Worldwide supports Comhlámh’s work in hosting the First Wednesday events.

www.facebook.com/events/356668184523977

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 04 Mar

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

The King Kong Club is a weekly music game-show in the Mercantile. Each week 6-7 bands/solo artists play three songs each. At the end of all the performances a clap-off with the King Kong Club Clap-o-Meter takes place and the winner goes through to a semi-final and it all culminates after six months of competition with The Grand Final, held in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Check the Facebook Page below for the line-up.

www.facebook.com/TheKingKongClubDublin

University Chorale of Boston College – In Concert

20:00, Wed 04 Mar

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

The University Chorale of Boston College is on Concert Tour and will be in St. Patrick’s Cathedral for a free concert on Wednesday. No booking required.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Evening_Concerts_and_Events.aspx

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 04 Mar

Anseo, 18 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2

The Anseo Comedy Club, run by comedian Aidan Killian, takes place every Wednesday in Anseo (upstairs).

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/StandUpComedyClub

The Song Room (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Mar

The Globe, 11 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

“The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 every Wednesday.

www.theglobe.ie/events

The Zodiac Sessions (open mic)

20:30, Wed 04 Mar

Bruxelles, Harry Street, Dublin 2

“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.facebook.com/zodiacsessions

Bad Boy Jake

21:00, Wed 04 Mar

Gypsy Rose Blues & Rock Bar, 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Bad Boy Jake are every Wednesday in the Gypsy Rose Rock & Blues Bar playing their rock, blues and American.

www.dublinsessions.ie/gypsy.html

Los Paradiso – Gig

21:00, Wed 04 Mar

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradisos will perform their Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

bluesclub.ning.com/events/los-paradiso-play-the-leeson-lounge-wed-feb-18th

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Wed 04 Mar

Mother Reillys, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Every Wednesday a Singer Songwriter Night will take place in Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines. This is YOUR chance to show everyone what you can do, alternatively you can just listen to the talented Singer/Songwriters. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/motherreillysADMIN

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 04 Mar

4 Dame Lane, Dame Lane, Dublin 2

The Jazz Pigs with a classic multi-brass front line play a mix of Lounge, lively sixties Jazz and driving Funk. Every Wednesday downstairs in 4 Dame Lane. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/dublinjazzpigs

Trad Session

21:30, Wed 04 Mar

Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru), 4 Prospect Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 11

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).

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Communicating Climate Change and Sustainability – Seminar

09:00 – 18:00, Thu 05 Mar

DCU Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

A Seminar on Communicating Climate Change and Sustainability will take place in cooperation with the Celsius Research Group and Queen’s University Belfast.

“The seminar explores the possible academic and practitioner approaches to communicating climate change and sustainability. It investigates the potential openings and closures for public engagement with environmental sustainability and climate change and it asks how can communications research from across disciplines shed light on the opportunities and challenges for practitioners and policy-makers.”

Speakers are Professor Ray Bates (Meteorologist), Gerald Fleming (RTE weather broadcaster), Dr Saffron O’Neill (Social scientist, researching social dimensions of climate change), Dr Cara Augustenborg (Al Gore’s Climate Leadership Corps), Dr Julie Doyle (Social scientist, Author, Mediating Climate Change) and Prof Barry McMullin (An Taisce; Executive Dean Faculty of Engineering & Computing, DCU).

Admission seems to be free. Booking is required via padraig.murphy@dcu.ie

www.dcu.ie/news/2015/feb/s0215n.shtml

World Book Day

09:00, Thu 05 Mar

Dublin (various locations)

The 05 March is World Book Day and some book shops will run special events on that day which are separately listed in this Dublin Event Guide OR would like to see your face in their shop. :-)

The UK & Ireland website for the events on World Book Day is www.worldbookday.com/

www.worldbookday.com/

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Thu 05 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

Monto Walk with Terry Fagan – Five Lamps Arts Festival

10:30, Thu 05 Mar

Marino College, North Strand Road

A Walk back in time with Terry Fagan of the North Inner City Folklore Project.

Hear the Story’s from around Dublin’s famous Red-Light district known as Monto. Hear the story’s of the famous Madams who ran the bro thels, and of the women known as the “Poor Unfortunates” who walked the Streets of Monto and of the man Frank Duff founder of the Legion of Mary who closed it down in 1925. You will hear story’s of the local people who lived in the tenements and of the man with the hidden secret, dubbed “Dublin’s Oskar Schindler”. All this and much more as you walk through the Streets steeped in history.

Admission is free. Meeting point is the Marino College on North Strand Road.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/monto-walk-with-terry-fagan/

Grangegorman Military Cemetery – Tour

11:00, Thu 05 Mar

Grangegorman Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7

Every first Thursday of the month, a free tour of Grangegorman Military Cemetery on Blackhorse Avenue takes place. Meet inside the Cemetery Gates. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,24861,en.html

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 05 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

The Mice and the Elephants

11:30, Thu 05 Mar

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

Pùca Puppets are bringing “The Mice and the Elephants”, a Panchatantra Hindu animal fable from India to the Five Lamps Arts Festival.

Using drawing, simple paper sets and puppets, the storyteller will retell and re-enact this gentle and imaginative tale of the small saving the large. This production is most suitable for children 3-5 years old.

Admission is free, but places are limited and you have to book via (01)8749619. The performance takes palce at 11:30 and is repeated at 14:00.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/the-elephants-and-the-mice/

Your Neurally Engaged Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifeblogging

12:00 – 20:00, Thu 05 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Tuesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Neurally Engaged Self”.

Think you know your city inside out? Call into the Lab this week and meet the team at Insight, Centre for Data Analysis at DCU. With their guidance you will take part in real research and an experiment to sort and tag images of Dublin City using your thoughts. The experience will involve novel human-computer interaction applications or BCI’s for short (Brain-computer Interfaces). The result: See what your brain waves have to say about Dublin and how they rank compared to the rest of the city dwellers!

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/labweekdcuinsightgrahamhealy

In The Psychologists’ Chair – Talk

13:00, Thu 05 Mar

National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, Dublin 1

Have you ever considered studying psychology? Come to the National College of Ireland for a series of free lunchtime public seminars from leading thinkers in the field.

The first talk of “In the Psychologists’ Chair” is titled: “Who am I, where am I, and why am I here?” Good mental health involves discovering who I am (identity), where I belong (attachment) and having a sense of purpose (meaning) in my life. The journey we are all on is about gaining a deeper understanding of these three elements. This talk will explore the interplay of these elements in our lives and how we lose and find ourselves over and over in our journey. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Tony Bates (Founder and CEO of mental health non-profit organisation Headstrong).

Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.

www.ncirl.ie/Events/eventid/113

Women in Folklore and Legend – Storytelling

13:00, Thu 05 Mar

Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1

Actor and storytellor Nuala Hayes, with Harpist and Composer Anne Marie O’Farrell will entertain you, with stories, poetry, legends and music, about the Cailleach, that powerful and ancient female figure of Irish and Scottish Mythology.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333 or centrallibrary@dublincity.ie

The same event is repeated at 18:30 on Thursday in Cabra Library.

dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/women-folklore-and-legend

Barber & Ogersby – Design Lecture

14:00, Thu 05 Mar

Laurence Hall, Grangegorman Campus, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 11

As part of the programme of the Year of Irish Design (ID2015) leading designers from Britain, German, Italy and Spain will give public lectures and hold masterclasses throughout 2015 organised by EUNIC Ireland. EUNIC is the network of European Union national institutes for culture.

The first event in the series will be a lecture by British designers Barber & Osgerby.

Edward Barber discusses “Thinking & Making”, encompassing the work and development of Barber & Osgerby since setting up their studio in London in 1996. Their diverse portfolio encompasses furniture, lighting and product design as well as architectural scale projects, an example is the torch for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They have worked with Capellini, Vitra, Venini, Flos and Knoll. The pair are known for their clean, paired back design, synthesis of craft and industrial techniques and their use of colour.

Admission free, but booking essential through Irish Design 2015

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20480562

Phoenix Rising Walking Tour: Sense of Place (3)

14:00, Thu 05 Mar

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

A series of free walking tours are scheduled with Orlaith Ross from Making Space in conjunction with Mary-Ruth Walsh’s work in the exhibition Phoenix Rising: Art and Civic Imagination.

Entitled Sense of Place, the tours aim to further engage the audience with the city and encourage participants to re-imagine and investigate how Dublin has evolved. Each tour will be a meander through the locality with information provided along the way. Join Orlaith Ross, who will lead each tour, connecting what is inside the gallery to the city outside.

Admission is free, but booking is requried via the websie below

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1294-phoenix-rising-tour-3

Yeats Exhibition – Public Tour

14:00, Thu 05 Mar

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the exhibition Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats will take place on the first Thursday of each month from March – October 2015. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1835, the tour will introduce the life and work of the poet.

Admission is free.

www.nli.ie/en/list/current-events.aspx

Engineered wood buildings – Talk

15:00, Thu 05 Mar

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Entitled “Reaching for the skies with engineered wood buildings” this year’s Augustine Henry lecture will be delivered by Dr Annette Harte, College of Engineering & Informatics, NUI Galway.

“Dr. Harte works on the development of high quality construction components from Irish timber using innovative engineering techniques such as cross-lamination and internal reinforcement of timber components. These new products will allow Irish grown timber to be used in long-span and multi-storey construction.”

Admission is free.

treecouncil.ie/dublin/

World Book Day at Dubray Books Rathmines

15:00, Thu 05 Mar

Dubray Books, Swan Shopping Centre, Ratmines Road Lower, Dublin 6

Come to Dubray Books Rathmines for a fun reading and treasure hunt to celebrate World Book Day. Ideal for children aged 5-12. Admission is free and no booking required.

worldbookday.com/event/celebrate-world-book-day-dubray-books-rathmines/

World Book Day: Afterschool Storytelling Hour

15:30, Thu 05 Mar

National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

To celebrate World Book Day, come to the National Print Museum for a fun storytelling hour featuring books from the National Print Museum’s Junior Library. Suitable for 3-7 year olds.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited (first come, first served)

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/

Traditional Music at Busaras

16:00 – 17:00, Thu 05 Mar

Busaras, Store Street, Dublin 1

Traditional Music will be played at Busaras on each day of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/traditional-irish-music-busaras/

A.I. Workshop with AYLIEN’s Parsa Ghaffari

18:00 – 19:30, Thu 05 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

The applications of sentiment analysis are vast and powerful. Opinion mining of social media data is revealing insights and encouraging growth of this practice worldwide.

AYLIEN, experts in text and sentiment analysis, have created a workshop to enhance your sentiment analysis in natural language processing, text analysis and computational linguistics.

Parsa will talk you through the download and set up of several tools, then move on to analysing movie reviews to see if there’s a correlation between the sentiment of the movie reviews (positive, negative, neutral) and the actual movie rating scores. You might even go a step further and try to predict a movie’s rating based on its reviews!

Using Artifical Intellgience you will learn how to analyse, correlate and predict all from the comfort of your own laptop.

A laptop and a Google account are requirements for this workshop.

Admission is free, but booking via the website below is required.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/02/aiworkshopayliensparsaghaffari

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 05 Mar

D-One Bar, 89 Capel Street, Dublin 1

A weekly Forro Night (Brazilian Dance) with a Forro Live Band takes place in the D-One Bar & Brazilian Grill every Thursday.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/donebardublin

Conflict Involving Islamic State – Red Cross Panel Discussion

18:30 – 20:00, Thu 05 Mar

Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

This Irish Red Cross Panel Discussion on the Conflict Involving Islamic State is organised by the Irish Society of International Law (ISIL) and Irish Red Cross.

The discussion will address the issues arising in international law from the armed conflict and armed responses to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria including the airstrikes by the United States and allied states. It will also address the challenges to International Humanitarian Law this conflict presents (e.g. Geneva Conventions and similar). And finally, it will look at the socio-legal aspects of the conflict (e.g. territoriality, sovereignty, and claims to ‘Statehood, and the broader regional and social implications of the conflict.

The panel is made up of Dr. James Gallen (School of Law and Government, Dublin City University), Dr. John Reynolds (School of Law, Maynooth University), Lt Col. Richard Brennan (Legal Advisor, Irish Defence Forces), Lt Col. Mark Hearns (Irish Defence Forces) and it is chaired by John Roche, Head of International, Irish Red Cross.

Admission is free, but it is necessary to register with Louise at lscollins@redcross.ie Light refreshments will be served following the event.

www.redcross.ie/news/events/panel-discussion-on-the-conflict-involving-isil/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour – Night Walk

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 05 Mar

Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

“These Are a Few of My Favourite Things” is the title of a Walking Tour that Emily Gallagher will run next Thursday. It will be an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail and she will bring you to “Dublin’s Best Cafes, Bars, Markets, Unusual Stores, Galleries, Theatres, Arts Spaces, and more! And hear some tales you’ve never heard before!”

Meeting point is at the Spire. The tours are free but donations are welcome and booking at least 1 day in advance is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 05 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul – Thursdays at Arthurs – Gig

19:00, Thu 05 Mar

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

A weekly live music gig of the genres Blues/Roots/Rock/Soul will take place in Arthur’s Pub with weekly changing performers:

+ 1st Thursday: Ben Prevo
+ 2nd Thursday: Declan Kennedy
+ 3rd Thursday: Dermot Byrne
+ 4th Thursday: Mick Pyro

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

The Xchange – Language Exchange & Music

19:00, Thu 05 Mar

Slattery’s Bar, 129 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30), followed by live music (21:00-23:30) by up and coming local and international artists.

Admission is free before 20:00 and free finger food is provided.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Xchange/1472043553072435

Funked Up Gold Sprints – Indoor Bicycle Race

19:30, Thu 05 Mar

The Back Page, 199 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7

Dublin bike manufacturer FunkedUpFixies.com are inviting to a night of bikes, beer & prizes at Phibsborough’s sports & games bar “he Back Page”. An indoor roller race over a virtual 500 meter course with two bikes will give you a chance to compete against friends, strangers and rivals.

Admission and participation are free and there will be prizes for fastest male and female sprinters and there will also be spot prizes and food and drinks promotions.

Find more details on the Facebook Page below and here.

www.facebook.com/events/323002987898000

Rehearsed Reading – Niamh Gleeson

19:30, Thu 05 Mar

Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Niamh Gleeson will perform a rehearsed reading of her new play “The Birthday Cake”. Admission is free but donations (suggested EUR 5) are appreciated.

www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/index.php?year=2015&month=03

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 05 Mar

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Dimestore Recordings run a weekly event in Sweeney Mongrel’s with a variety of bands and performers. It starts at 20:00, follow the link for the line up.

www.facebook.com/DimeStoreRecords

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 05 Mar

Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street (near Ha’Penny Bridge), Dublin 1

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursdayteams of 4 people (or at least 2 people) will compete against each other over questions from the areas of General Knowledge, Music, Film, Sports & Entertainment.

Admission is free.

www.thegrandsocial.ie/event/table-quiz-thursdays/2015-02-12/

University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra – In Concert

20:00, Thu 05 Mar

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra is on Concert Tour and will perform a free concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday. No booking required.

www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Evening_Concerts_and_Events.aspx

Dive Bar Open Mic

21:00, Thu 05 Mar

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

The Dive Bar Open Mic Night is a weekly Open Mic night where no performers are prearranged. Just arrive between 20:30 and 21:00 and ask for Conor or Alan to get your name down. The first performance is at 21:00.

Singer songwriters, poets, instrumentalists and comedy and sometimes even bands are invited to perform. All levels of experience welcome.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/divebaropenmic

Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland

21:00, Thu 05 Mar

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.

www.international-bar.com/music.html

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 05 Mar

Brady’s Pub, 5 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin 6

A Fun Pub Quiz takes place in Brady’s in Terenure on Thurs. The quiz will be on every Thursday night in the Lounge at Brady’s. Keith McLoughlin is the Quiz Master.

There will be six rounds of the quiz with picture questions, audio questions and general knowledge questions. Admission to the quiz is free and therr will be free drink vouchers for the winning and runner up teams. (No phones to get answers allowed.)

www.gumtree.ie/a-events-gigs-nightlife/dublin/brady-s-fun-pub-quiz-back-thursday-8th-jan-2015/1001225919300910319322809

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 05 Mar

Frank Ryan’s Bar, Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Every Thursday “Left Right & Centre” play a mix of blues & soul with a bit of rock&roll.

www.frankryans.com

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 05 Mar

J. McNeills, 140 Capel Street, Dublin 7

Every Thursday a free Trad Session takes place in McNeills and often there are high profile Trad musicians performing.

www.facebook.com/McNeillsPubSessions

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Writing at the Limits of Translatability – Seminar

09:00 – 17:00, Fri 06 Mar

Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows’ Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Nonsense, Madness, Modernism: Writing at the Limits of Translatability” is the title of a one day interdisciplinary workshop on Lewis Carroll, Stephane Mallarmé, Antonin Artaud, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, organised by the Department of French, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Literary Translation.

If you are interested, find out more information on the website below. The event seems to be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2015/2015-03-06nonsense_madness_modernism.php

The Green Door Market

09:30 – 16:00, Fri 06 Mar

18 Newmarket, Dublin 8

The Green Door Market is a new indoor food/Farmer’s Market that takes place just a few doors down from the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Admission is free.

Opening hours are Thu-Fri 12:00-19:00 and Sat 09:30-16:00.

www.facebook.com/thegreendoordublin

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 06 Mar

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

The National Gallery has an extensive programme of free talks, public tours and Art Documentary screenings focusing on highlights of the European and Irish Collection every day of the week. Check their website for details.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson

Your Neurally Engaged Self – Lab in the Science Gallery – Lifeblogging

12:00 – 20:00, Fri 06 Mar

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

From Tuesday until Sunday, the Lab in the Science Gallery that accompanies the Lifeblogging exhibition will look at “Your Neurally Engaged Self”.

Think you know your city inside out? Call into the Lab this week and meet the team at Insight, Centre for Data Analysis at DCU. With their guidance you will take part in real research and an experiment to sort and tag images of Dublin City using your thoughts. The experience will involve novel human-computer interaction applications or BCI’s for short (Brain-computer Interfaces). The result: See what your brain waves have to say about Dublin and how they rank compared to the rest of the city dwellers!

Admission to the Lab in the Science Gallery is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/labweekdcuinsightgrahamhealy

Masculinity as a Challenge in Peace-building – Seminar

13:00, Fri 06 Mar

Loyola Institute/ISE Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

“Masculinity as a Challenge in Peace-building” is a seminar with Prof. Brandon Hamber (Director INCORE, University of Ulster) in room G7 of the Irish School of Ecumenics.

www.tcd.ie/tidi/news-events/tidi/

Traditional Music at Busaras

16:00 – 17:00, Fri 06 Mar

Busaras, Store Street, Dublin 1

Traditional Music will be played at Busaras on each day of the Five Lamps Arts Festival. Admission is free.

www.fivelampsarts.ie/new/traditional-irish-music-busaras/

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 06 Mar

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant, 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Cornucopia Café & Restaurant host live music three evenings a week (Thurs, Fri and Sat). The restaurant is a Wholefood & Vegetarian Restaurant and is open until 22:15.
+ Every second Thursday N.C Lawlor, a songwriter, session player and troubadour plays a mix of country, bluegrass & blues from 19:30-21:30.
+ Every Friday (19:30-21:30) Junshi Murakami plays Irish Harp.
+ Every Saturday (19:30-21:30) Nollaig Mann plays a collection of popular and jazz classics.

www.cornucopia.ie

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

20:00, Fri 06 Mar

Tap Bar, 44 North King Street, Dublin 7

The weekly European Folk Dance Workshop/Session takes place in the Tap Bar every Friday.

The dances are French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese folk and traditional dances and everybody interested to join in or to learn is welcome. Admission is free, but donations (suggested: EUR 3) are very welcome

www.facebook.com/pages/Njoy-Dancing-Dublin/251213698276941

Live in Sin É – Gigs

20:00, Fri 06 Mar

Sin É, 14 Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

A weekly Gig Night in Sin É, organised and presented by Super Happy Fun Times takes place every Friday and admission is free. The line-up can be found on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/shftimes

A Different Friday – Comedy / Music/ Theatre

21:00, Fri 06 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

“A Different Friday” is exactly what it says on the tin: It is a different type of Friday entertainment: Cabaret, Spoken Word, Music , dance and comedy.

Admission is free, but you are asked to give a donation on the way out.

www.sweeneysdublin.ie/gigs.php

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 06 Mar

Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

The Stillorgan Orchard has live music every Friday and Saturday. Many of the performers are established and very good bands. The upcoming gigs are detailed on the website below. Admission is always free.

www.stillorganorchard.com/live_music.html

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 06 Mar

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

“Ska ‘n’ Reggae” is the theme in the Dive Bar (downstairs in Turks Head) every Friday. The Bionic Rats play live. followed by DJs until late. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/TURKSHEADDUBLIN

The Bandits – Gig

21:00, Fri 06 Mar

Mother Reilly’s, 26/28 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The Bandits are a lively Acoustic Trio from Wicklow Town and they play a wide variety of music from The Beatles to Lady Gaga. Admission is free.

www.dublinsessions.ie/motherreillys.html

The Guilty Party – Gig

22:00, Fri 06 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock’n'Roll band The Guilty Party will play their rock/funk/soul at a gig in Whelan’s. Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-the-guilty-party/

Guilty Optics / Jogging – Gigs

22:30, Fri 06 Mar

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Rock band Guity Optics, supported by indie-rock band Jogging, are playing in the Midnight Hour slot. Admission is free if you arrive before 22:30 OR if you signup for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/midnight-hour-w-guilty-optics-jogging/

Events Coming Up

Famelab Ireland: Dublin Heat

Sat 07 March – 16:00-18:00

Science Gallery, TCD, Dublin 2

Get involved in the first ever Dublin FameLab Heat!

Held annually in over 20 countries, the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals have teamed up to bring FameLab to Ireland again in 2015.

“Armed only with their wits and a few props, the newest voices from the world of science and engineering in Dublin will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.”

“This is your chance to witness the forefront of scientific research, amaze friends with surprising facts and interact with the people in Dublin responsible for tackling some of the biggest scientific issues in the world today. As an audience member you will also be involved during the show, with the power to judge the contestants along with an esteemed panel of scientists, media professionals and public figures.”

Admission is free, but booking is required on dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/01/famelabirelanddublinheat

Family Workshop – Irish Design 2015

14 + 28 Feb + 14 Mar

Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Irish Design 2015 is inviting to a series of Family Day Design Workshops in their Design Hub @ Dublin Castle.

The workshops encourage creative thinking, help to build dexterity and introduce children to new design/craft skills through playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas.

On alternate Saturdays of every month young makers and their families are invited to the ID2015 Design Hub in Dublin Castle, to take part in hands-on design and crafting workshops which begin with a tour of the gallery, specially designed to get you in the mood for creating.

The 60 minute hand-on workshops are designed for 5+ children with parents / guardians. The 10:30 session is suitable for 5-8 years and the 12:00 session is more advanced for 9-13 years.

Admission is free, but places are limited, to book email DesignHub@IrishDesign2015.ie For info on upcoming FAMILY DAYS see here: www.irishdesign2015.ie/programme/single/family-days

The next themes are:
14 Feb: CUTOUT PRINTS with Caroline Ryan
28 Feb: BUILDING BRICKS with Kate Murtagh
14 Mar: STITCHED SLIOTARS with Gabi McGrath

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07 + 08 March

Every month the Dublin Mountain Partnership runs free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains on some Saturdays or Sundays during the month. The walks have varying difficulty and duration and the details can be found on the Dublin Mountain Partnership website: www.dublinmountains.ie/news/upcoming_events/?no_cache=1

The next walks take place on 07 + 08 March.

All walks are free, but pre-registration is required.

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

Craft Brews & Food Fair: 27 February – 01 March

Galas – LGBT Awards: 06 March

Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show: 27 Feb – 01 Mar

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This is odd

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 and I am VERY serious about that!

Run, run away! St. Patrick’s Day is coming!

On Monday we were told that the taoiseach, 13 ministers and 15 ministers of state are running away from Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day and the only one person holding the fort back in Ireland is Michael Noonan, the Minister of Finance.

We can’t be certain if 29 different locations around the world have requested an Irish minister or sub-minister to come or if the government happily offered to ship people out.

I find it quite odd that the complete government (apart from one person) is absconding Ireland. And it is not the travel and accommodation cost that I have an issue with. Instead it is the fact that none of them will be here to experience what we have to deal with on St. Patrick’s Day.

The biggest issue is for me what happens in the City Centre (particularly in Grafton Street) after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 17 March. Every year Grafton Street is turned into a No-Go zone by drunken and aggressively acting teenagers. The Gardai have no control because they might have only a handful of people there (in previous years up to 20 were protecting the entrance gates of St. Stephen’s Green, but only a tiny amount of Gardai ventured into Grafton Street) and nothing is being done about the situation.

It all is made worse by alcohol, but forbidding or restricting the sale of alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day, which is sometimes suggested, would not change the situation because it would just be bought a few days earlier.

The only possible solution I would see is to offer a good entertainment programme on that day for the afternoon after the parade, so that the teenagers are not idly lingering around but have some place to go to. Unfortunately no such thing has ever been done and St. Patrick’s Day (this year on a Tuesday) is a bit of a disappointment for everyone: Parade around lunchtime and NOTHING afterwards.

The government of this country has never seen the excesses because they are away on the day and won’t – being abroad – even see any footage of the issues in the City Centre.

And while I am on the topic, I should repeat my other appeal: Please extend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade by at least 1 kilometre, it is mad that people stand 5-10 deep in some areas and have to bring step ladders into town to see the parade. If there are too many people (and we know that is the case) either access to the city centre should be restricted (bad idea) or the parade route should be extended so that people can enjoy the parade instead of seeing hardly anything when they stand 5-10 deep.

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