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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 23,000 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 6. February 2016:


Dublin Event Guide 451: Chinese New Year Festival, Milk & Cookies Stories, 1916 Talks

DEG Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

No. 451 | 05 February 2016

Subscribers: 24,040

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Hi all!

This week you will get what is probably the biggest Dublin Event Guide ever. There are soooo many events that I will have to publish it in the smart phone app and on the website first again and will then still add more events until all is covered. Only then I will send the e-mail version. It is not the perfect way to do it, but I think it is better than waiting until all is completed because then half of Saturday is already over.
[This is the final version with all events included. APOLOGIES for the crazy delay this week. It is getting worse and worse and I currently have no clue as to what to do to fix this problem. :-(( ]

A huge junk of the events at the moment are 1916 talks. Some of them are really really interesting, but unfortunately some take place midday in a library far away. Pity that they are not all recorded and then made available as podcasts.

But if you are not that interested in history, there are still plenty of other things going on. Have a look!

And please don’t forget that there are two areas the Dublin Event Guide needs your continued help with every week: Your donations help paying the bills for sending the Dublin Event Guide every week, so please help if you can. Just 1 Euro per month (12 Euro per year) would be great. Unfortunately not many subscribers are prepared to or able to help, so please don’t rely on others!

And secondly: without you spreading the word we would have never reached 24,000 subscribers and 60,000 Facebook Likes. But it is just the start!! The goals are MUCH bigger than that! :-) Imagine if everyone just got ONE additional person to subscribe to the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). That would be an immediate increase by a few thousand subscribers. Can you help?

For donations go to www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm and the link to subscribe is www.dublineventguide.com.

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Here is the explanation regarding donations: To send the Dublin Event Guide and for domain names and for web hosting, I have a monthly bill of EUR 190 to cover. This is not for me, but all that money goes directly to external service providers. I am working approx. 35 hours on the Dublin Event Guide every week and don’t make any cent, that’s why I ask you to help with the cost if you can. If you can spare EUR 1 per month (that’s just 25 cent per edition!!) please donate EUR 12 for the year (or more if you can …or even less if you can’t). You can make your donation at www.perfectresults.info/donate.htm using Paypal or CreditCard or send me a mail dublineventguide@gmail.com and I can suggest other ways. I am also looking for some corporate sponsors as well, if you know someone, send them my way. :-)

And 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 (but donations are very welcome!) for that and their e-mail address is completely safe with me! More than 24,000 people receive the Dublin Event Guide every week and we are more than 60,000 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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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 is a quote that strongly suggests that you find your own path. The source for the quote is unknown, but it is worth considering its message nevertheless:

If people don’t appreciate what you bring to the table.. then let them eat alone.

That doesn’t mean that you will always be right and your way is the absolutely right way, but you know that you can change what you bring to the table if you think some modifications are appropriate. It does mean, however, that you don’t let other people run your show, but you take control of what you bring to the table and when and how you change the goods that you bring!

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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 Aine G, Donna M, Siobhan P, Susan B, Sharon K, Michele McN and Elena W were so wonderful to support the Dublin Event Guide with a donation. Thanks a lot! Please 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 please go to here and give something back if you can!

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:
Bill G, Catherine O’S, Lisa O’B, Ivan S, Donald M, Martina D, Pascale M, Aishling B, Brendan M, Marta E, Rose P, Fiona D, Mark G, Majella M, Jennyfer P, Emeline J, Pauline R, Joe O’D, Clodagh C, Ellen B, Marsha L S, Geraldine C, Marta C L, Ana L, Tim O’N, Stephen McE, Aishling B, Ana R T, Clarissa de M A, Gordon S, Martin O’S, Keith O’B, Aaron D, Siobhan B, Vincent P, Carol McN, Nicola R, Marion K, Bernadette L, Stephen S, Joseph O’L, Roisin R, Maeve O’N, Jessica G, Monika K, Deirdre I, David S, Jurgen B, Claire D, Jenny H, John O’S, Caitriona L, Isidro G, David F, Filippo G, Amanda L, Jacinta O’B, Mark C, Phillipa C, Ryan M, Deirdre NiD, Elizabeth N, Helen L, Marcus H, Signe Kristina K, Gerard B, Niamh D, Miguel N, Mieke H, Michael McS, Renee S, Julia C, Belinda B, Michelle McC, Marta T, Rita B, Johan S, Cathal S, Julia AY, Anne C, Cyril C, George K, Paul S, Susan H, Terry McG, Sarah S, Helen B, Brian R, Justin M, Roy K, Ross M, Ann HB, Susan F, Deirdre G, Mark C, John F, Melanie B, Mark G, Cory H, Avril C, Judy F, Jane O’H, Eamonn U, Gerard P, Fiona F, Yvonne O’S, Gabriel K, Roisin K, Mark C, Aislinn T, Barry P, Barbara D, Claire D, Barry M, Mateusz L, David K, Caroline O’C, Heather C, Joan S, David D, Sillybilly.ie, Elaine M D, Mark C, Shane W, Eddie R, Anne H, Comet Records, John F, Margaret W, Joan S, Nora O’K, David O’K, Tara R, Majella M, Trevor J, Noelle H, Keeva H, Geraldine H, Meav Ni M, Brendan M, Lilian R E, Jutta B-S, Brian H P, Elaine K, Emeline J, Melanie B, Eimear McG, Anita W, Peter W, Catherine G, Darragh J D, Arthur D, Martin O’S, Catherine E, Irene C, Ann M, Mark G, Bridget W, Scott P, Sean S, Paul McE, Patryk R, Melanie M, James R, Zelie McG, Nicole W, Dara MacD, Leslie C, Tania Z, James B, Siobhan M, Barbara Q-B, Eric C, Sueanne O’H, Patrick H, Kay G, Danny C, Clodagh O’C, Elizabeth M, Eibhin C, Sara B, Juliana AY, Pauline R, Eva M, Laura S, Sophie P-L, Seamus C, Christiane B, Aine G, Donna M, Siobhan P, Susan B, Sharon K, Michele McN, Elena W and Arthur’s Pub (www.arthurspub.ie A classic Dublin old-style pub in 28 Thomas Street with a new and buzzing music venue that runs lots of events), the Speedfriending Ireland Meet-up Group (www.meetup.com/Speedfriending-Ireland/) (Where you can meet lots of new people and make friends), 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.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.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.

The Chinese New Year’s Festival Family Event “Spring Festival Fair” is definitely the top event with something in it for everyone. It will take place on Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesday the next Milk & Cookies Stories will happen. And throughout the week there are a vast amount of 1916 talks…and plenty of great gigs. Pick one of each maybe? ;-)

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Competitions

Carnival Party at DTwo

Sun 14 February – 15:00-03:00
DTwo Bar, 60 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

The Carnival Party that Real Events has organised last year brought 2600 people out and was a massive success and they are repeating all this again this year.

It will take place in DTwo in Harcourt Street and there will be lots of entertainment during the night:
Samba & Pagode Band “Coisa D’ Preto”, Axé Band “LR Project”, Frevo performance, Samba Band “Morro 16″, Banda Som de Lata, DJs (Ronyx and Sagg), Samba Passistas, Special Guest Camila Black, Dance Animators and Miss Carnival Ireland 2016 (in association with The Studio).

In addition there will be a Food Corner with food from MySabor, The Kitchen Brazilian BBQ and Treats by Pri

And the best dressed group (bloco) will win EUR 100 cash, there will be Facepainting with Daniela, free party accessories (masks, bomfim, boas, etc) and a make up stand for party touch ups.

Tickets are just EUR 5 and will be available at the door.

And for two Dublin Event Guide Readers, Real Events have made a pair of tickets available. If you want to win that pair, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with the subject CARNIVAL and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your entry has to be with me by 12:00 on Wed 10 February.

www.facebook.com/events/1200721473277503/

Ceili Fundraiser for Care4Calais

20 February – 20:00
Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

A fundraising Ceili (Irish Dancing) will take place in the Teacher’s Club and all proceeds will go to Care4Calais who provide food, books and household supplies etc to refugees living in the camp in Calais in France.

A Ceili is a traditional Irish collective dance carried out to an accompaniment of traditional music. There will be a ceili ‘caller’ who will explain the dances and demonstrate them and easy dances will be chosen so that total beginners will be able to participate. The music will be provided by top class Irish Trad musicians.

Admission is EUR 10 andy ou can pay at the door. There will be a full bar available.

The organisers have made a pair of tickets for a Dublin Event Guide Reader available and if you want to win the tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with subject CEILI 2016 and with your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 12:00 on 16 February.

Release Your Voice – 6-week Singing Course – Competition

from Monday 08 February, every Monday for 6 weeks (19:15-20:45)
The Lab, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Discover new and exciting possibilities for your voice while having fun! Join these Group Singing Classes with Professional Singer and Vocal Coach Joan Shields.

Maybe you always have been curious to give singing a try? Or maybe you are more experienced and you want to polish your vocals and learn some new repertoire? This course is for you!

You will learn how to develop and gain control over your voice; extend your pitch-range, improve your timbre, intonation and power; sing in a healthy way for your voice; communicate/interpret a song and perform with confidence.

The course will cover good vocal techniques and will introduce you to different styles of songs from Jazz to Pop and from Folk to Classical. Is suitable for all levels of singer from the beginner/non-singer to the professional and you will also have the opportunity to explore your vocal creativity through improvisation.

Joan is a very popular and experienced professional singer herself, has a Masters in Music Performance and will definitely be the right person to bring you to the next level of singing.

The course fee is EUR 90 and there is a limited number of places available. To book your place, contact freeyourvoice@outlook.com or ring 086 3844527 and here are some more details www.facebook.com/events/1020601661303730/

For one super-lucky Dublin Event Guide reader, Joan has made a ticket on her course available and the lucky winner is Michael Dowling! Congratulations!

This was a really popular competition! I got sooo many entries and thanks to all the people that shared their motiviation for entering the competition. I read every single mail and loved your stories and reasons and I wish I could give each of you that great prize. But I will talk to Joan to see if there is something that can be done to give more people a chance to sing!

Pete Best of the Beatles – Play – Ticket Competition

Tues 09 – Sat 13 February – 19:30 (Preview on 08 February)
The New Theatre, 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

“Pete Best of The Beatles” is Stephen Kennedy’s follow up to his play “John Lennon’s Last Day”. This new stage play tells the true story of Pete Best who drummed with The Beatles for two years and was mysteriously fired from the band a few weeks before they released their first single and took over the world. The play is directed by Stephen Kennedy and performed by Padraic McGinley and Jim Elliott.

It will be performed in the New Theatre in Temple Bar and tickets are EUR 16/12.50. You can find out more and book the tickets here.

One pair of tickets has been given to me for a competition and the winner of the pair of tickets is Grace Fitzpatrick! Congratulations!

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/show.php?show_id=239

Promote your product or event through a competition!

If you want to reach more than 24,000 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 gear. ;-)

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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!!

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

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Biggest Pub Merger in Irish history!?

This could be the biggest merger of pub companies in the Irish history: The Mercantile Group and the Capital Bars Group have announced that they plan to merge.

The Mercantile Group owns pubs and live music venues The Mercantile, Whelan’s, East Side Tavern, Opium, South William and restaurants The Green Hen, Pichet, Marcel’s, Le Petit Parisien and the Mercantile Hotel and the Lost Society night club.

The Capital Bars Group owns Café en Seine, Soder+Ko (formerly The Dragon), The George and Howl at the Moon.

As far as live music venues are concerned, the Mercantile Group wins hands down and with that in mind, it is a relieve that the new combined company will be the Mercantile Group, run by the same CEO that ran the Mercantile Group until now (Frank Gleeson). So we can hope that the recipe won’t change that much and live music still plays a big role.

www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/0204/765408-mercantile-group/

Toys R Us – Gone after just 6 months!

´The plan was big! Five Toys R Us shops in Ireland in the first year and 10 shops over five years and when in October of last year the first two shops opened in Blanchardstown and in Limerick the franchisees were very bullish. But it seems the so important Christmas business didn’t go in their direction and now, just six months after the big plans, it all went down the gutter: Both shops are closed and the British arm of the company has appointed a receiver for the Irish sister.

Last chance: Voice your opinions about Busking in Dublin!!

If you have an opinion about busking in Dublin, don’t forget to voice this opinion in the context of the current consultation process. Until 12 February you can comment on the proposed revised Street Performers Bye-Laws and you should at least read them if you are interested in culture in Dublin!

The website for the consultation is here and the one that you want to read and comment on is the third document “The draft revised Bye-Laws with the proposed changes marked in red.

The rules are already quite strict, but Dublin City wants to make them even stricter.

Online Questionnaire for DBS student

Dónall McLoughlin, a Dublin Event Guide reader, contacted me and asked if we could help him a bit. He studies at the Dublin Business School and for his project in the Department of Psychology, he has created an online questionnaire looking at the meaning of life and life satisfaction.

If you can spare a few minutes (approx 5-10) for this research project, please fill out the anonymous questionnaire here.

Opportunities

The former “Opportunities” section is now Eventbrite’s section to give recommendations, tips & tricks on how to organise and run good events. Eventbrite is the main sponsor of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) and their support is very much appreciated! All information in this section is supplied by Eventbrite.

== EVENTBRITE RECOMMENDS ==

In the next few weeks this section will be filled with information and help from Eventbrite that focuses on organisers of events. So if you are an event organiser for big or small events, watch this space!

And you can find lots of 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.

Images of Starlight – Exhibition by Irish Amateur Astronomers

02-21 February

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

“Images of Starlight” is an astrophotography exhibition (02-21 February) by Irish backyard astronomers, who are organised in the Irish Astronomical Society and the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies.

Admission is free.

www.irishastrosoc.org/

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition

see below

Libraries in Dublin

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising and the exhibition will tour the Dublin Libraries in 2016.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library. Please check with the library for date and time of their respective workshop.

The schedule for 2016 is

+ January 2016 – Coolock Library
+ February 2016 – Charleville Mall Library
+ March and April 2016 – Central Library
+ May 2016 – Rathmines Library
+ June 2016 – Walkinstown Library
+ November 2016 – Dublin City Library and Archive
+ December 2016 -Finglas Library

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/little

Graphic Explorations in Print – Exhibition

10 Dec – February 2016

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

“Graphic Explorations in Print – 32 years of student work from Distillers Press, NCAD” is a showcase of work produced by graphic design students at Distillers Press from 1983 until present day.

Distillers Press, previously known as the graphic print workshop, had its origin at the National College of Art and Design’s original location on Kildare Street. In the 1980s when the Department of Visual Communication moved to the college’s new location on Thomas Street, the facility was expanded.

The Press now has a number of operational letterpress proofing presses and a large collection of metal and wooden type in a wide variety of fonts. It is used by students on a daily basis for creative projects and also as a teaching tool to introduce the fundamentals of typography. Ireland’s first practice-based Masters in the visual arts was undertaken at the Press in 1986; samples of this work can be viewed in the exhibition.

www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/collection-and-permanent-exhibition/temporary/

Troika Fiscal Disobedience Consultancy – Exhibition by Nuria Guell

15 January – 19 March (Mon-Sat: 11:00-20:00)

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

Artist Nuria Guell (in collaboration with Catalan activist Enric Duran) has created an international fiscal disobedience consultancy against the Troika that will be the subject of her solo exhibition.

The exhibition will include continuous screenings of the films Debtocracy (2011), Castroika (2012), Everyday Rebellion (2013) and How To Start A Revolution (2011).

Admission is free. projectartscentre.ie/event/nuria-guell/

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Car Boot Sales – Tallaght

08:00 – 12:00, Sat 06 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 06 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

Park Runs: Malahide, Cabinteely, Shanganah, Marlay, Raheny

09:30 – 13:00, Sat 06 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.

A whole range of Parkruns take place every week (and if you know some more, please tell me):
+ Malahide Park, Dublin Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin
+ Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
+ Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin
+ Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin
+ St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5
+ Father Collins Park, Donaghmeade/Clongriffin, Dublin 13

www.parkrun.ie/

SuperNatural Food Market

09:30 – 15:30, Sat 06 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 06 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

Bees Day at The Ark

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 06 Feb

The Ark, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Saturday is a bee-themed day at The Ark with lots of events around and about bees. There is an admission charge for some events (e.g. a “Bees! Musical”), but a talk “Keeping Bees in the City” at 13:00 (Age 6+) and a “Be a Bee Hero! Inside the Junior Pollinator Plan” at 12:00 are free and it seems that there are still some tickets available.

Check all events on teh website below.

ark.ie/events

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 06 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sat 06 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/

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Sacred Harp Dublin All-Day Singing

10:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Feb

Franciscan Friary, Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8

The Scared Harp Singers invite everybody to sing with them – or just listen. No experience necessary.

Admission seems to be free. Check out the Facebook Page below for some further details.

www.facebook.com/events/663450217128667/

Temple Bar Markets

10:00 – 16:30, Sat 06 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

UpDog Yoga – Free Classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sat 06 Feb

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Four free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Blackrock Market

11:00 – 17:30, Sat 06 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/

Terenure Village Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Feb

Bushy Park, Tempelogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W

The Terenure Village Market has moved to Bushy Park and is from now on a weekly market.

The market has now grown to 40 stalls offering a whole variety of foods and crafts.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/terenurevillagemarket

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Sat 06 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

Ella Woodward – Book Signing

12:00, Sat 06 Feb

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Ella Woodward will be in Eason in O’Connell Street to sign copies of her new book “Deliciously Ella Everyday”.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/ella-woodward-author-signing-o-connell-street-dublin/?instance_id=11113

Ha’penny Flea Market

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 06 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/

Metamorphosis Pop-Up Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 06 Feb

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7

Metamorphosis is a project that engages artists from visual art, film, architecture and music composition in collaboration with academic researchers from the Humanities and Sciences.

There will be a multimedia pop-up exhibition from 01-06 February on Smithfield Square in regenerated shipping containers. The exhibition will showcase five mixed media artworks that communicate text based and experimental research through art.

Admission is free.

There will also be a (non free) one-day symposium on 06 Feb, that will discuss the theme of collaboration between research and arts practice and will address how we can encourage the formation of interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships in Ireland.

www.facebook.com/metamorphosisproject2016

Spring Festival Fair – Chinese New Year Festival

12:00 – 17:00, Sat 06 Feb

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The Spring Festival Fair is the main Family Event of the Chinese New Year Festival celebrations this year. It will take place on Saturday and Sunday and will be in a more unusual place than in previous years; The chq Building at Customs House Quay near the IFSC is this year’s venue for the festivities.

The Year of the Monkey starts on Monday therefore, monkeys play a big role, but as always there as also Chinese Dragons and other animals present. Along with Lion, Dragon and Unicorn performances there will also be an appearance of the famous Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known as a character from Journey to the West, one of China’s classic novels.

A mix of indoor and outdoor activities and performances will entertain you throughout the day and Chinese and Asian food and tea will look after the other needs.

Enjoy music performances on the cucurbit flute, bamboo flute, Chinese pipa and guzheng. Learn how to play Chinese chess (xiangqi), Go (wéiqí), a more challenging ping pong game with pans and wooden spoons and other games.

Witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of Folk Art called Sugar painting with Sugar Painting Artist Mr Liu Binbin from China, who will create two dimensional figures. using just hot, liquid sugar. The result is a snack that is popular among children and selecting a figure is normally determined by spinning the arrow on a wheel

You can participate in hands-on activities from paper-cutting, calligraphy, kite, lantern and red envelope (Huan Bao) making workshops or you can watch martial arts and dance demos.

A Fashion Show of Chinese traditional dress (Qipao) will showcase silk and embroidery with thick laces trimmed at the collar, sleeves and edges. (Saturday+Sunday 15:00-16:00)

Watch the animation classic ‘The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven’ (1965) on Saturday (12:30-13:00 + 14:00-15:30) and a live screening of the ‘2016 Chinese New Year Gala TV Show’ on Sunday (12:00-16:00), a cultural phenomenon which more than 90% of Chinese families tune in on New Year’s Eve.

And on Sunday at 17:00 it all ends with a big live outdoor spectacle.

Admission is free and the times for the different performances and demonstrations are listed on the website below.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/spring-festival-fair/

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sat 06 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma?

The exhibition “Trauma – Built to Break” (20 Nov – 21 Feb) in the Science Gallery is exploring the biological, psychological and societal aspects of trauma. As a sudden, violent, stressful event, trauma can be short-lived or long-lasting with impacts that range from deeply personal to universal.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, TRAUMA is suitable for all ages and while younger children might need some further explanation, there are lots of exhibits that can easily explained.

The Science Gallery mediators are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service!

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/trauma/

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Sat 06 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/

Anti-Racism Day of Action

13:30, Sat 06 Feb

GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

The Anti Racism Network Ireland is running a peaceful and colourful protest against racism and against the Irish branch of the anti-islamic group Pegida.

Everybody is invited to come and support this protest.

www.facebook.com/events/182047028817502/

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

14:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 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 is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Eason Story Time for children

14:00, Sat 06 Feb

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Every Saturday a kid’s book will be ead in 27 Eason’s stores all over Ireland. In O’Connell Street the reading takes place at 14:00. In the other Eason Stores, the times vary between 11:00 and 15:00 (see website below). Suitable for age 0-6 with their parents.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/eason-story-time/?instance_id=8176

Folie-a-Deux – Playreading

14:30, Sat 06 Feb

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

“Folie-a-deux” is a new play by Fergal O’Byrne and a playreading takes place on Saturday.

Admission is free, but a suggested donation of EUR 2 is appreciated.

www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/reading.php?reading_id=48

Family Workshop – National Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sat 06 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“My Art Exhibition” with Janine Davidsonis today’s Family Workshop in the National Gallery (suitable for children aged 4-10).

Admission is free, but places are limited. Check the details on the website below.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Families/Family_Programme/Family_6Feb.aspx

Comedy Workshops – Comedy Showhouse Festival

16:00, Sat 06 Feb

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

Comedy Showhouse is a new festival of Irish comedy from 31 Jan-07 Feb. There will be eight comedy shows in the Project Arts Centre (Admission: EUR 5-10), featuring Sean Hughes, Deirdre O’Kane, Andrew Maxwell, Colm O’Regan, Foil, Arms & Hog, and many more. (The shows will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 throughout 2016.)

And the free element of the Festival are a panel discussion and two workshops in the Cube at Project Arts Centre.

The remaining free events are:
+ (06 Feb – 16:00) Comedy Writer’s Toolbox – An introduction to comedy writing for web, television and film
+ (06 Feb – 18:30) Producing the International Irish Comedy Movie – A workshop and Q&A with Treasure Entertainment

Admission is free, but booking is required. You can find out more information and book via the website below. The free events are at towards the bottom of the page.

projectartscentre.ie/event/comedy-showhouse/

FameLab Ireland – Dublin Heat

16:00 – 18:00, Sat 06 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

At the Dublin Heat of FameLab, the newest voices from the world of science 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.

More information is in the website below.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite Page here.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2016/01/famelabirelanddublinheat

J. Dilla: Still Shining – Documentary Screening

17:00, Sat 06 Feb

The Bernard Shaw, 12 Richmond Street South, Dublin 8

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the legendary producer James “J Dilla“ Yancey’s death.

The Bernard Shaw invites to a screening of the documentary “J. Dilla: Still Shining”, which will be followed by BOT on the decks spinning the finest tunes by Dilla and friends.

Admission is free and the celebrations strat at 17:00.

bodytonicmusic.com/events/doin-it-for-dilla-/

Bob Marley’s Birthday Gig

20:00, Sat 06 Feb

Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Dublin 2

A gig night in celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday will take place in Turks Head with Reggae throughout the night. Admission is free, but the space is very limited and unless you come early you won’t get in.

www.facebook.com/events/514266555401002/

Dance Pop-up – Get Ireland Happy

20:00 – 21:00, Sat 06 Feb

Central Bank, Dame Street, Dublin 2

The people behind the Meet-up group “Get Ireland Happy” are organising a Dance Pop-Up on Saturday.

Meet at the Central Bank at 20:00 and dance your heart out. Check the Facebook Page because a distributed speaker system via a smartphone app is being used and all details are on that page.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/344195779037612/

Red Kid – Gig

20:00, Sat 06 Feb

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

Red Kid will perform Pop/Rock/Ska in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/red-kid-event

Saturday Night Live – The Wine Cave

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 06 Feb

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

This is a weekly Saturday night live music event event downstairs in the Wine Cave of KC Peaches Cafe. Food will be served until 21:30 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

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Sat 06 Feb

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

Admission is free and the line-up is usually listed on the Facebook Page below.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Sat 06 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/specials/

Los Paddys de las Pampas – Gig

21:00, Sat 06 Feb

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Los Paddys de las Pampas is really the name of a band (with spelling mistakes and all) and they are playing Irish Trad, South American Folk and original songs.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – Gig

21:00, Sat 06 Feb

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers who are from San Francisco, are on a European Tour and will perform an acoustic gig in the Workman’s Club.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/nicki-bluhm-the-gramblers-acoustic/

One Horse Pony – Gig

22:00, Sat 06 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Acoustic blues “One Horse Pony” from Cork will perform a gig in Whelan’s.

Admission is free.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/live-from-the-window-w-one-horse-pony-3/

The Mile – Blues Rock Gig

22:00, Sat 06 Feb

The Salty Dog, 16 Strand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin

The Blues Rock Band “The Mill” will be in the Salty Dog for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1748100795420913/

2 Stroke String Sessions – Gig

22:30, Sat 06 Feb

Mountpleasant Inn, Mountpleasant Avenue Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

The 2 Stroke String Sessions is a monthly gig night with Oldtime fiddle and Banjo tunes and Appalachian Mountain Music in Rathmines. It takes place on the first Saturday of the month.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/2strokestringsessions

Ritchie Revolver – Gig

22:30, Sat 06 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

Ritchie Revolver is performing a free gig in Bray.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

The Buzzmonkeys – Gig

23:55, Sat 06 Feb

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Buzzmonkeys are a band from Ennis (Co. Clare) and they tell us that they are playing ” Pure pop for impure people”. Now you know it! :-O

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

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Car Boot Sales – Ballymun

08:00 – 13:00, Sun 07 Feb

Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9

In addition to the Saturday Car Boot Sale in Tallaght, Irish Car Boot Sales run a weekly Sunday Car Boot Sales in Ballymun.

Admission for buyers is free.

www.facebook.com/irishcarboot

Belgard Weekend Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 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

Jamestown Market

10:00 – 17:00, Sun 07 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

Marlay Park Market

10:00 – 16:00, Sun 07 Feb

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

The County Council Market (CoCo) in Marlay Park is taking place every Saturday and Sunday. You will find a wide range of products. There will be food to eat there and food to cook at home but also crafts and arts and books and lots more.

www.dlrcoco.ie/markets

Merrion Square Open Air Gallery

10:00 – 18:30, Sun 07 Feb

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/

UpDog Yoga – Free classes

10:00 – 14:00, Sun 07 Feb

MVP, 29 Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 2

Three free Yoga sessions take place in MVP in Dublin 8 every Saturday and every Sunday. The times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 and the duration is 1 hour. At every session only 8 places are available, so get your bookings in early (you can book weeks in advance).

The sessions can be booked following these links:

+ 10:00-11:00 Beginner
+ 11:00-12:00 Intermediate
+ 12:00-13:00 Beginner
+ 13:00-14:00 Advanced

Classes are open level, so everyone is welcome.

www.facebook.com/freeyogaireland

Children’s Art Cart – Phoenix Park

11:00 – 12:30, Sun 07 Feb

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8

Every Sunday a free Children’s Art Cart Workshop will take place in the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre. They are for kids aged 6-11 and the children must be accompanied by an adult.

The themes for February are:
+ 07 Feb: Make a Valentine Card
+ 14 Feb: Paint a Spring Scene
+ 21 Feb: Medieval Life
+ 28 Feb: Make a stamp and paint

www.phoenixpark.ie/newsevents/title,35961,en.html

Dun Laoghaire Market

11:00 – 16:00, Sun 07 Feb

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 07 Feb

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 07 Feb

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 07 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

Blackrock Market

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 07 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 Sundays: 12:00-17:30. Open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:30.

www.blackrockmarket.com/

Guided Walks – Botanic Gardens

12:00 – 15:30, Sun 07 Feb

National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Every Sunday, the National Botanic Gardens invite to two guided walks. The first one is at 12:00 and the second one at 14:30.

Admission is free.

www.botanicgardens.ie/educ/info.htm

Spring Festival Fair – Chinese New Year Festival

12:00 – 17:30, Sun 07 Feb

CHQ Building, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

The Spring Festival Fair is the main Family Event of the Chinese New Year Festival celebrations this year. It will take place on Saturday and Sunday and will be in a more unusual place than in previous years; The chq Building at Customs House Quay near the IFSC is this year’s venue for the festivities.

The Year of the Monkey starts on Monday therefore, monkeys play a big role, but as always there as also Chinese Dragons and other animals present. Along with Lion, Dragon and Unicorn performances there will also be an appearance of the famous Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known as a character from Journey to the West, one of China’s classic novels.

A mix of indoor and outdoor activities and performances will entertain you throughout the day and Chinese and Asian food and tea will look after the other needs.

Enjoy music performances on the cucurbit flute, bamboo flute, Chinese pipa and guzheng. Learn how to play Chinese chess (xiangqi), Go (wéiqí), a more challenging ping pong game with pans and wooden spoons and other games.

Witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of Folk Art called Sugar painting with Sugar Painting Artist Mr Liu Binbin from China, who will create two dimensional figures. using just hot, liquid sugar. The result is a snack that is popular among children and selecting a figure is normally determined by spinning the arrow on a wheel

You can participate in hands-on activities from paper-cutting, calligraphy, kite, lantern and red envelope (Huan Bao) making workshops or you can watch martial arts and dance demos.

A Fashion Show of Chinese traditional dress (Qipao) will showcase silk and embroidery with thick laces trimmed at the collar, sleeves and edges. (Saturday+Sunday 15:00-16:00)

Watch the animation classic ‘The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven’ (1965) on Saturday (12:30-13:00 + 14:00-15:30) and a live screening of the ‘2016 Chinese New Year Gala TV Show’ on Sunday (12:00-16:00), a cultural phenomenon which more than 90% of Chinese families tune in on New Year’s Eve.

And on Sunday at 17:00 it all ends with a big live outdoor spectacle.

Admission is free and the times for the different performances and demonstrations are listed on the website below.

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/spring-festival-fair/

Sunday at Noon – Classical Concerts

12:00 – 13:00, Sun 07 Feb

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 Francesco Turrisi, playing a selection of original music and arrangements of 17th century music and traditional Italian and Mediterranean tunes on Solo Piano.

www.hughlane.ie/past-sunday-concerts/1436-sundaysnoon-francesco-turrisi

TRAUMA – Science Gallery Exhibition

12:00 – 18:00, Sun 07 Feb

Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2

How does trauma affect the brain, the body, the national psyche or all three? How do buildings, bodies, artworks and stories record the traumas of our past? How do we bounce back after a trauma?

The exhibition “Trauma – Built to Break” (20 Nov – 21 Feb) in the Science Gallery is exploring the biological, psychological and societal aspects of trauma. As a sudden, violent, stressful event, trauma can be short-lived or long-lasting with impacts that range from deeply personal to universal.

Like all Science Gallery exhibitions, TRAUMA is suitable for all ages and while younger children might need some further explanation, there are lots of exhibits that can easily explained.

The Science Gallery mediators are helpers (usually students or graduates) that know the whole exhibition inside out and are very happy to help with a lot more information than the little labels at the exhibits can provide. Use their excellent service!

The Science Gallery has very visitor friendly opening hours of Tue-Fri 12:00-20:00 and Sat+Sun 12:00-18:00.
Admission is free.

dublin.sciencegallery.com/trauma/

Dublin Sketchers – Sunday Meet-up

14:00, Sun 07 Feb

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/

Hugh Lane Gallery – Guided Tour

14:00, Sun 07 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Every Sunday a free tour takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Admission is free and booking is not required, but places are limited, so early arrival is recommended.

www.hughlane.ie/lectures/lectures-past/1395-free-sunday-tours-at-2pm

Stella Bass Jazz Trio

14:00 – 16:00, Sun 07 Feb

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

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

14:30 – 17:00, Sun 07 Feb

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

Admission is free and the line-up is usually listed on the Facebook Page below.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Bernard Shaw: self-fashioned Irish playwright – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 07 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“Bernard Shaw: self-fashioned Irish playwright” is a talk by Professor Nicholas Greene, Trinity College Dublin.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/en/whatson/Talks/Sunday_Talks/Sunday_7Feb.aspx

Dress and National Identity in 20th Century Ireland – Talk

15:00 – 15:45, Sun 07 Feb

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

Curator Alex Ward will give an illustrated talk on the clothing of the early 20th century Ireland, illustrating how ideas of national identity were expressed in this way.

Admission is free and no Booking required, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis 15 minutes before talk starts.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2809

Museum Tour – National Print Museum

15:00 – 16:30, Sun 07 Feb

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

Six Nations Rugby: Wales vs Ireland

15:00, Sun 07 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

Rugby is back with the Six Nations competition and most pubs will show the game between Wales and Ireland on Sunday. Kick-off is at 15:00.

Street Meditation – Get Ireland Happy

15:00, Sun 07 Feb

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The people behind the Meet-up group “Get Ireland Happy” are organising a Street Meditation in St. Stephen’s Green. The event is dependent on the weather and the forecast is not good, so check the Facebook Page to get an update.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1684886071766348/

Sunday Sketching – Hugh Lane Gallery

15:00 – 16:00, Sun 07 Feb

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

During these workshops for 4 to 12 year olds, they will explore paintings, sculpture and architectural features through discussion and drawing.

Admission is free and no booking is required, but numbers are limited.

www.hughlane.ie/childrens-workshops/current/1394-sunday-sketching-25oct15

Altruism in Action: Organ Donation – Talk – Humanist Association

16:00 – 18:00, Sun 07 Feb

Ashling Hotel, 8 Parkgate St, Dublin 8

The Humanist Association of Ireland invites to their First Sunday meeting in February and the talk will be “Altruism in Action: Organ Donation” with Colin White, National Projects Manger, Irish Kidney Association.

Everybody is welcome and admission is free.

www.facebook.com/events/1510436169251331/

Bal Folk – European Folk Dance Session

16:00, Sun 07 Feb

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Travel around European traditional dancing culture without a ticket at the Bal Folk Dance Sessions.

And if you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry! Workshops are provided and admission is free.

The event takes place every Sunday in the Cobblestone Pub. The time alternates a little: On 1st+2nd Sunday of the month it is from 16:00-19:00 and on 3rd and 4th Sunday from 18:00-22:00. And on every 4th Sunday there is also a Breton session from 15:00.

www.facebook.com/groups/674963209289378/

Marvin & The Grooves

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 07 Feb

The Inn, 7 Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

Party band Marvin & The Grooves are playing a free gig in the Raheny Inn on Sunday.

www.facebook.com/RahenyInn

Wiley Fox Trad Session

18:00 – 20:00, Sun 07 Feb

Wiley Fox, 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Every Sunday evening from 18:00-20:00, the Wiley Fox is hosting a trad session, where some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians will play for you.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thewileyfox

Sweeney’s Dixieland Jazzmen

18:30 – 20:30, Sun 07 Feb

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

Jawbone – Acoustic Folk & Blues Night

19:00 – 21:00, Sun 07 Feb

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

At the Jawbone Gig night in Arthur’s Pub, Acoustic Folk & Blues will be performed every Sunday. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/pages/Jawbone-Dublin-Acoustic-Folk-Blues-Commune/724102984268967

www.facebook.com/ArthursPub

A-Musing – Comedy Club

19:30, Sun 07 Feb

Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2

“A-Musing” is a new Comedy Club in the Mercantile. It will feature some of Ireland’s best up and coming comedians every Sunday night.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/A-Musing-Comedy-The-Mercantile-430072177188008/

Gardiner Street Gospel Choir Mass

19:30 – 20:30, Sun 07 Feb

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

The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir sings every Sunday from September to June at their “Gig in God’s Gaff”, a Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street.

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 or your relationship with the Catholic Church in other contexts.

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

Big Muddy Band – Gig

20:00, Sun 07 Feb

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

The Big Muddy Band will play Folk, Blues, Country and Rock at a gig in the Harbour Bar on Sunday.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/big-muddy-band-event

Apollo Sessions

20:30, Sun 07 Feb

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

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 00:00, Sun 07 Feb

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 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 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

Rhythm Rocker

21:00, Sun 07 Feb

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

The Night Before Larry Got Stretched –

21:00, Sun 07 Feb

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7

“The Night Before Larry Got Stretched” is a Traditional Irish Singing Session, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month. At this month’s event, special guest is Kilian O’Flanagan.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/events/207980682882214/

Billy Treacy & The Ha’Penny Heads

21:30, Sun 07 Feb

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 07 Feb

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 07 Feb

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-32/

Super Bowl 50 – American Football Final

23:00, Sun 07 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

A few years ago, there was one or two places in town were you could watch the Super Bowl, the American Football final, live, then a few more switched their TVs on, but kicked people out of the pub when the game was only half over because they hadn’t checked how long an American Football Game will take.

All this has changed and in 2016, the list of pubs that is showing the game is longer than your arm. I still wouldn’t trust that all will show it until the end, so you better ask, but it got big!

Below is a list of the pubs that I was able to find that will definitely show Super Bowl 50 and do NOT charge an admission fee:

Xico (Baggot Street) – formerly The Baggot Inn
Sinnotts Bar (South King Street) – Super Bowl party of The South Dublin Panthers
Harry’s On the Green (South King Street)
McGrattan’s (Fitzwilliam Lane)
Trinity Bar (Dame Street)
DTWO (Harcourt Street)
The Woolshed Baa & Grill (Parnell Street) – Super Bowl Party of the Dublin Rhinos,
McSorley’s (Ranelagh)
The River Bar (O’Connell Bridge) – formerly Q Bar
Sam’s Bar (Dawson Street)
Porterhouse Central (Nassau Street)
The Portobello (South Richmond Street)
The Boar’s Head (Capel Street)
McGowans (Phibsboro)

Some pubs start their parties already at 21:00, others at 22:00, others just show the game and don’t party in any special way. The biggest crowd will probably be in the Woolshed Baa (they will definitely show the WHOLE game), but that also means you have to be really early to get it.

So, no reason to avoid pubs? Well, you can also watch it on BBC2 where it will be broadcast from 23:00-03:30. Chicken Wings made in your oven and beer from the off-licence. Not the worst alternative. ;-)

Monday 08 Feb

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Chinese New Year

09:00, Mon 08 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

The Chinese New Year starts today and it will be the Year of the Monkey.

Happy New Year to all Chinese and all Sinophile readers of the Dublin Event Guide!

(By the way, Chinophile is not the same as Sinophile! Sinophile is a person that loves everything Chinese, but Chinophine is a person that loves Snow and Cold. Learned something new? I did when I looked it up. ;-) )

‘Choose Your Own Tracks’ – Photo Trail

11:00 – 13:00, Mon 08 Feb

Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Emily Gallagher will run a weekly “just for fun” photo trail where you get instructions to hunt for specific snaps around the city centre. Afterwards the symbolic significance to the snaps will be shared. The overall theme is “Get a glimpse of directions you may wish your life to take and discover decisions you may desire to make.”

Meeting point is the Meeting House Square.

Participation in the photo trails is free but donations are welcome and booking is required via egaldog@gmail.com or 0852725095

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Mon 08 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

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Mon 08 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/

DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble – Lunchtime @ the Library

13:00, Mon 08 Feb

Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6

The Irish Traditional Music Ensemble of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) will perform four lunchtime gigs on the first four Mondays in February (01, 08, 15, 22 February) in Rathmines Library.

Admission is free, but booking is required via conservatory@dit.ie

www.dit.ie/conservatory/whatson/newsitemtitle,121839,en.html

Colours and Motifs of Earthly Delights – Workshop

14:00, Mon 08 Feb

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Pearse Street Library is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a “Colours and Motifs of Earthly Delights Workshop”.

Discover how the colours that appear on Chinese textiles, paintings, ceramics and jewellery all have meaning and convey very specific messages. The session will examine the decoration of artefacts and discuss the symbolic meanings. All in attendance will have the opportunity to design a Chinese lucky charm knot. For Adults only.

Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is essential via 01-674 4888

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/celebrati-0

Dancing in Jaffa – Film Screening

18:00, Mon 08 Feb

UCD Cinema, Student Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart.

Over a ten-week period, Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. We watch Pierre transform their lives, confirming his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps towards real change.

Admission is free, but seats must be reserved via developmentforum@ucdvo.org

www.ucdvo.org/events/ucdvodevelopmentfilmseries/

Introduction to 3D printing

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 08 Feb

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

This is a weekly workshop in the LexIcon Library that will give a basic introduction to 3D printing and will get you started with your first 3D printed object.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site here.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/introduction-3d-printing

Sheridan Le Fanu – Gothic Horror Reading

18:00 – 20:00, Mon 08 Feb

Corrigan’s, Mountpleasant Avenue Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6

In commemoration of Dublin Gothic Horror Writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu who died on 07 February 1873, a reading will take place in Rathmines.

Admission is free.

There are also some other events on Saturday and Sunday, but unfortunately the times have not been announced, so I can’t list them. Check the Facebook Page below for details.

www.facebook.com/GothicHorrorsFest

Chinese music and its cultural tradition: An introduction – Lecture

18:30 – 20:30, Mon 08 Feb

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

The Trinity Centre for Asian Studies invites to the public lecture “Chinese music and its cultural tradition: An introduction” by Adrian Tien (Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies, Trinity Centre for Asian Studies).

“This introductory lecture on Chinese music and its cultural traditions focuses on Chinese music as it had been practised before its westernisation. Chinese music is very much an integral aspect of the Chinese culture, with important connections with other genres and domains, including Chinese language. At the end of this lecture, the audience will understand how Chinese music might be better appreciated, along with the cultural tradition in which it is embedded.

Admission is free and no booking required. A reception will follow the lecture.

You are invited to wear something red at this event.

www.tcd.ie/Asian/events/

Epilepsy Research Explained

18:30 – 21:00, Mon 08 Feb

Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

“Epilepsy Research Explained” is a public seminar on the latest in research about epilepsy and is suitable for people with epilepsy, their families & carers.

Admission is free. Find detials and book your place via the Eventbrite link below.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/epilepsy-research-explained-2nd-public-seminar-on-the-latest-in-epilepsy-research-tickets-19887284403?ref=devg

Cycling through Mongolia – Dublin Cycling Campaign Meeting

20:00, Mon 08 Feb

Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

The February public meeting of the Dublin Cycling Campaign will explore a very different topic – the cycling adventures of Ciaran Hussey and Laura McMorrow through Mongolia and other exotic places as recounted by themselves!

Following two years in a densely populated Japanese city they decided to head to Mongolia to begin a journey home by bike. Over the course of the next four and a half months they cycled through 12 countries, past camels in Mongolia, Ladas in Russia, stray dogs in Romania and all the while we wondering what they would find around the next bend.”

After the talk there will be a chance to mingle over a drink or coffee and find out the latest news on cycling in Dublin.

Admission is free.

www.dublincycling.ie/events

Song Cycle

20:00, Mon 08 Feb

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

The Circle Sessions – Open Mic

20:00 – 23:30, Mon 08 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

The Circle Sessions is an “Open Mic” that provides an opportunity for up and coming musicians, spoken word artists, poets and comedians to perform.

Come to this weekly show to perform or to simply watch a great mix of music, poetry, spoken word and comedy.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/thecirclesessions/

We Bloom Presents – Gig Night

20:00, Mon 08 Feb

Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

“WeBloom PRESENTS” is a platform for upcoming bands & singer/songwriters to introduce themselves into the thriving Dublin music scene.

This Monday, the line-up is Tashka, Hatchlings, Young Earth, Bishop.

Admission is free.

theworkmansclub.com/events/we-bloom-presents-tashka-hatchlings-young-earth-bishop/

The Comedy Shed

20:30, Mon 08 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Every Monday the Woolshed Bar hosts “The Comedy Shed”, usually with 3 headline acts.

Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Comedy Crunch

21:00 – 23:00, Mon 08 Feb

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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

Jazz Jam Session – Grand Social

21:00, Mon 08 Feb

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

Trad Sessions

21:00 – 23:30, Mon 08 Feb

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

An Open Trad Music Session is taking place every Monday in Mother Reilly’s. Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/mother-reillys/

Donal Kirk & Anto Drennan – Gig

21:30, Mon 08 Feb

JJ Smith’s Jazz & Blues Club, 12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan are playing music from Lowell George Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Free, Bad Company, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Beatles, Bobby Bland, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Etta James, Elvis, Ry Cooder, Dobie Gray, Guy Clarke, early ZZ Top, Dave Edmunds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson.

Admission is free.

www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/mondays/767-donal-kirk-and-anto-drennan-11.html

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National Gallery Tuesday Lecture

10:30 – 11:15, Tue 09 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

“‘The Conjuror’ by Nathaniel Hone the Elder” is a talk by Ruth Kenny Art Historian) on Tuesday.

Admission is free.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Talks/Tuesday_Talks/Tues_9Feb.aspx

“My Favourites” – Dublin City Walking Tour

11:00 – 13:00, Tue 09 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 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 is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Tue 09 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

Support the Dublin Event Guide – Buy your books here!

13:00, Tue 09 Feb

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

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The Linguistics of Chinese New Year – Lecture

13:00 – 14:00, Tue 09 Feb

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

This Dublin Chinese New Year Festival lunchtime talk is entitled “The Linguistics of Chinese New Year: Linguistic and Cultural Practices” and will be given by Adrian Tien (Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies, Trinity Centre for Asian Studies).

The Chinese New Year is not just an important annual event to celebrate on the Chinese lunar calendar, it is also packed with traditional linguistic and cultural practices that are highly demonstrative of aspects of the Chinese culture. Come learn about the Chinese culture through some of these practices.

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

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/the-linguistics-of-chinese-new-year-linguistic-and-cultural-practices/

Aldus Manutius: Merchant Collectors of the Victorian Age – Tak

15:00, Tue 09 Feb

Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8

Professor Stephen Milner (Department of Italian, University of Manchester) will give a lecture entitled “The fortunes of Aldus Manutius: merchant collectors of the Victorian Age” at the Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens’ Hospital.

The Edward Worth Library is located in Dr Steevens’ Hospital, which is directly opposite Heuston Railway Station.

Admission seems to be free.

www.facebook.com/edwardworthlibrary

Chinese Arts & Crafts for Children – Workshop

15:00, Tue 09 Feb

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

The Children’s Event “Chinese New Year Arts and Craft” will take place in the Central Library on Tuesday.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8734333

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/chinese-new

Drop in Maker Evening

18:00, Tue 09 Feb

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Do you have an idea but need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life? Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else?

Drop in to the Dún Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and
members of the community will be there and keen to help out.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site here.

Irish governement policies vs entrepreneurs – Discussion

18:30 – 20:30, Tue 09 Feb

UCD Smurfit School, Carrysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

“Do Irish governement policies and supports help or hinder entrepreneurs?” is the title of a discussion between Niamh Bushnell (Dublin Commissioner for Start-ups), Chris Horn (co-founder and former CEO Iona Technologies, now Venture Partner at Atlantic Bridge Ventures), Brendan Cremen (UCD Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation), Alan Coleman (Co-founder and CEO of Brite:Bill) and Kevin Sherry (Executive Director at Entreprise Ireland with responsibility for Global Business Development). Dr Bruce Martin (UCD Lecturer and Director of MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design) will moderate the evening’s discussion.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite site here.

Milk and Cookies Stories – Storytelling Event

18:30 – 22:00, Tue 09 Feb

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

Milk and Cookie Stories is a story telling event for for anyone who has a story to tell, or wants to hear a tale told well, in a relaxed, friendly environment – a place with tea, cookies and friends.

Admission is free, everyone is welcome and stories of all kinds are welcome. If you would like to tell a story, just come along and sign up on the night, or “if you feel inspired to share your own home-baked goods with Dublin’s friendliest audience, we’ll also be having our awesome Bake-Off.”

At the February event the theme is “Endless Winter”.

www.facebook.com/events/1547149578930827/

Apocalyptic Visions of Heaven and Hell & Medieval Art – Talk

19:30, Tue 09 Feb

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

The Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at TCD invites to a talk by Murray Grigor and a screening of his film “Beatus, the Spanish Apocalypse: The Apocalyptic Visions of Heaven and Hell which shaped Medieval Art”.

The word “Beatus” refers to the Commentary on the Apocalypse, (i.e. Book of Revelation),

The event announcement in PDF format can be found here.

Admission seems to be free.

Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Gig

20:00, Tue 09 Feb

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

Ukulele Tuesday

20:00 – 22:00, Tue 09 Feb

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

Blue Moon Folk and Blues – Gig

20:30, Tue 09 Feb

The Beerhouse, 84.5 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Live sessions with the Blue Moon Folk and Blues Collective are taking place every Tuesday at the Beerhouse. Admission is free.

www.beerhousedublin.com/

The Folk Club

20:30, Tue 09 Feb

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 09 Feb

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

The Comedy Crunch is a free Stand Up comedy event every Sunday, 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 09 Feb

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

Sober Lane Pub Quiz

21:00, Tue 09 Feb

Sober Lane D4, 82 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4

Every week there is a free pub quiz in Sober Lane, the new-ish pub in Irishtown. There are lots of other weekly events happening there too, check them out here.

www.soberlane.com/

The Lounge Quintet – Jazz Gig

21:00, Tue 09 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

The Lounge Quintet plays this gig every Tuesday: Jazz Standards, Latin and Bebop. Often guest musicians and singers join them. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Camden Sessions – Singer/Songwriter Night

21:30, Tue 09 Feb

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

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Tue 09 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Wednesday 10 Feb

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Sino-Irish Business Seminar

09:00 – 13:00, Wed 10 Feb

Westbury Hotel, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

This Sino-Irish Business Seminar will focus on the surprisingly narrow segment of “Opportunities and Challenges in Aviation & Maritime Leasing” and will be presented in association with Ireland China Business Association.

The event is part of the Chinese New Year’s Festival.

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

www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/event/sino-irish-business-seminar-3/

Baby Book Club – Dun Laoghaire

10:00, Wed 10 Feb

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

A Baby Book Club with Sarah Webb is taking place in the Children’s Library of dlr LexIcon.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/baby-book-club-author-sarah-webb-dlr-lexicon-0

Lesser Known Facts about 1916 – Talk

10:30, Wed 10 Feb

Ringsend Library, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 4

The talk “Lesser Known Facts about 1916″ by Mick O’Farrell, author of “50 Things You Didn’t Know about 1916″ will reveal some gems of information that will surprise and intrigue.

Even those who know a great deal about the Easter Rising may not know that there were temporary ceasefires in the St. Stephens Green area to allow the park attendants to feed the Green’s ducks. Few know that the first shots of the Rising were actually fired near Portlaoise and not in Dublin, or that both sides issued receipts: the Rebels for food, the British for handcuffs.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6680063 or ringsendlibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-lesser

Cafe Drawing Session – Rua Red

11:00, Wed 10 Feb

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, D24

Did you ever want to give drawing a go? Or maybe you are a budding artist looking for like-minded people to draw with? The Creative Den in Rua Red runs free weekly drawing sessions on Wednesdays at 11:00.

ruared.ie/

Irish Music Hall and the 1916 Rising – Talk

11:30, Wed 10 Feb

Donaghmede Library, Donaghmede Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Rd, Dublin 13

“Here We Are At The Risk Of Our Lives: Irish Music Hall and the 1916 Rising” is a talk by Dr. Susanne Colleary.

Music Hall and its Irish evocations acted as popular cultural expression and entertainment through the years leading up to Irish Independence. This talk examines music hall performance as speaking of and to everyday experience and as an integral aspect of the theatrical landscape and culture of 1916 Dublin. It also reimagines and re-examines the social, historical and cultural contexts and tensions leading up to and through the turbulent events of the Rising.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8482833 or donaghmedelibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-irish

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Wed 10 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

Holocaust survivors living in Ireland – Documentary Screening

12:00 – 14:00, Wed 10 Feb

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

Five Holocaust survivors who are living in Ireland recount their stories in this documentary. The screenings will be in the Central Library Activities Room. For some reason lists the time for the screenings as 12:00-14:00, but the documentary is only 45 minutes long.- Maybe they are screening it twice per day?

The days for the screenings are

* Wednesday 10 February
* Friday 12 February
* Friday 19 February
* Wednesday 24 February
* Friday 26 February

There is also an exhibition on show in the Central Libraryy that you should have a look at: “Traces of Memory: a contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland”.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/documentary

postgradireland – Further Study Fair

12:00 – 16:30, Wed 10 Feb

RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

The postgradireland Further Study Fair is Ireland’s further study event for students, graduates and people returning to full-time and part-time education in Ireland north and south.

There will be advice on all the different elements to consider before choosing your postgraduate course. A a range of seminars will give you a chance to discuss every element of a postgraduate course, from distance learning to conversion courses and everything in between. 70 postgraduate course providers from Ireland, North and South, the UK, Europe and beyond will attend.

Admission is free.

gradireland.com/events/54749

Archive at Lunchtime – IFI

13:00, Wed 10 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/

World Humanitarian Summit – Ireland’s Contribution – Lecture

13:00, Wed 10 Feb

UCD, Agriculture & Food Science Centre, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4

As part of the 2015-16 School of Agriculture & Food Science Research Seminar Series, Dr Pat Gibbons (Director, Centre for Humanitarian Action, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science) will present a seminar entitled “The World Humanitarian Summit: Ireland’s Contribution to Shape the Global Humanitarian Agenda Post 2016″.

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

The seminar is open to the public and takes place in room G-08, Agriculture & Food Science Centre.

www.ucd.ie/agfood/researchseminarseries/

Kaffeeklatsch mit Goethe – German Conversation

13:30 – 15:00, Wed 10 Feb

Goethe-Institut, 62 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2

Spend an afternoon the German way, with “Kaffee und Kuchen”(coffee & cake) and conversation in German at the cafeteria of the Goethe-Institut. Kaffeklatsch will take place every second Thursday of each month.

Admission is free and you are welcome, even if your German is a bit rusty.

www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/dub/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20618671

Story 16 – Online Gaming & Storytelling Discussion

15:00 – 17:00, Wed 10 Feb

Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

At Story16 a panel of experts will discuss online gaming, YouTube, podcasting, virtual communities and other aspects of digital storytelling with the audience, Following the discussion, the panel and audience will come together to invent the story for a brand new game.

The panel will be made up of the audiovisual research collective voicesonfilm, YouTube gamer and community builder Games4Kickz, and podcasters StoryBreakers.

Admission is free, but tickets have to be booked via the Eventbrite site here.

www.facebook.com/events/1686570378227502/

Havana International Language Exchange

16:30 – 19:30, Wed 10 Feb

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

Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Arduino

18:00 – 20:00, Wed 10 Feb

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Did you ever want to try programming a robot, controlling your house from your phone or simply flashing some lights? This workshop will give you taste of how inputs and outputs on small computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, can be used to create smart solutions to everyday problems.

Admission is free. but booking via the Eventbrite site here is required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/introduction-programming-and-electronics-raspberry-pi-and-arduino-0

Studio Talk: Barbara Knezevic

18:00, Wed 10 Feb

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Barbara Knezevic makes sculptural work that is concerned with how objects function materially, philosophically and economically in the world.

As she approaches the end of her time in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, you are invited to her studio to view her recent work and to participate in a discussion between the artist and TBG+S Programme Curator Rayne Booth.

Studio Talks at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios are informal events in which member studio artists discuss their recent work in the familiar surroundings of their own studio. Admission is free and the events provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the motivations behind an artist’s work.

Booking is required via the Eventbrite website here.

www.templebargallery.com/

Whither Medical Humanities – Lecture

18:00, Wed 10 Feb

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

The next Medical Humanities & Health Initiative Seminar Series 2015-16 at TCD will be entitled “Whither Medical Humanities” by Prof Shaun McCann, School of Medicine, TC.

Admission will be free.

www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/events/details/2016/2015-16medical_humanities_series.php

National identity in Irish Art post 1916

18:30, Wed 10 Feb

Dolphin’s Barn Library, Parnell Road, Dublin 12

“Painting Ireland Anew: exploring a new national identity in Irish Art post 1916″ is a talk by Michelle Doyle.

1916 caused widespread support for independence but also prompted a new nationalist visual identity in art. This talk will focus on painting and look at life in the city in the aftermath of the Rising and the nationalist identity explored amongst Irish artists.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-4540681 or dolphinsbarnlibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk

Alzheimer Café: February Talk

19:00, Wed 10 Feb

Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

“All about Memory” is the talk by Dr Andrea Higgins, Senior Neuropsychologist , Bloomfield Health Services in the Alheimer Cafe in Bloomfield Hospital.

www.bloomfield.ie/Alzheimercafe.aspx

Back Door Sessions – Open Mic Night

19:00, Wed 10 Feb

Sweeney Mongrel’s, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2

This is an open mic night every Wednesday. Arrive, sign up and play. Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/sweeneysbar

Concussion – Film Screening

19:30, Wed 10 Feb

Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Newstalk & Sony Pictures are inviting you to a private screening of dramatic thriller “Concussion”. Directed by Peter Landesman and starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson and Albert Brooks.

Will Smith stars in this David vs Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

The movie starts at 20:00 sharp and here will be no entry after 20:00.

Admission is free, but booking is required via the Eventbrite website here.

Brand New Switcheroo – Roots Gig

20:00, Wed 10 Feb

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

The Roots Band “Brand New Switcharoo” will perform in the Harbour Bar. Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/

King Kong Club

20:00, Wed 10 Feb

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

Anseo Comedy Club

20:30, Wed 10 Feb

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 10 Feb

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 10 Feb

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 10 Feb

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 10 Feb

Leeson Lounge, 148 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4

Los Paradiso are playing Rockabilly, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Surf in the Leeson Lounge. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Leeson-Lounge/114810058553792

Jazz Pigs – Gig

21:30, Wed 10 Feb

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 10 Feb

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).

Thursday 11 Feb

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Easter Rising 1916 – Let’s Walk & Talk

11:00 – 13:00, Thu 11 Feb

Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

“Let’s Talk and Walk” are historical walking tours in Dublin that are organised by Dublin City. All walks are free, have a duration of 1.5-2hr and are lead by a historian.

The 1916 Walk and Talk series will visit the main areas of action of the 1916 Rising, both in the city centre and the suburbs and the full programme is available in PDF format here.

The first walk will take place on Thursday. It is called “Easter Rising 1916: From Dublin Castle via St Stephen’s Green to Trinity”.

Starting point is outside the main entrance of Dublin Castle at the junction of Cork Hill and Castle Street and it will finish at Trinity College.

Admission is free and no booking required.

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

Seán O’Casey and the Easter Rising – Talk

11:00, Thu 11 Feb

Charleville Mall Library, North Strand, Dublin 1

“A rare time for death in Ireland: Seán O’Casey and the Easter Rising” is the title of a talk on Thursday.

Seán O’Casey is considered one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. His classic play “The Plough and the Stars” (set during the 1916 Rising) caused a riot when performed in the Abbey Theatre ninety years ago. What inspired O’Casey’s work? What role had he played in the organisations taking part in the insurrection? And how did these historic events help launch his literary career? Hear also how he narrowly avoided a sniper’s bullet and was imprisoned by British soldiers during Easter week, trapped in a community under siege.

Admission is free and NO booking is required, but places are limited.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-se%C3%A1n-o

National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Thu 11 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 16:00, Thu 11 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

Educational Opera: The Art of Extravagance – Talk

13:00, Thu 11 Feb

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

Three talks by Michael Grant will trace the story of the opera art form from its beginning in Renaissance Italy and ending with opera today – a global big business in the digital era.

The talks will take place on 11+18+25 February.

Admission is free.

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/educational

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13:00, Thu 11 Feb

Dublin (various locations)

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www.bookdepository.com?a_aid=dubevg

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The Landscape of the 1916 Rising – Talk

13:00 – 13:45, Thu 11 Feb

National Museum, Kildare Street (Archaeology), Dublin 2

Lar Joye )Curator, National Museum of Ireland) will examine the 1916 Rising from a military history point of view, looking at the events of the rebellion and the battlefield today.

The talk will examine the Rebel plan to take Dublin, the role of British artillery, the effectiveness of the Rebel Weapons and the impact of the gun ship Helga.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01 6486334 or educationarch@museum.ie.

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2828

Songs of Brahms & Bridge – Lunchtime Recital

13:15, Thu 11 Feb

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Aileen Cahill, Cora Newman and Andreea Banciu will perform a trio concert featuring the songs of Brahms and Frank Bridge for Mezzo–soprano.

Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

stann.dublin.anglican.org/concerts/index.php

Printing and Bookbinding Workshop

14:00, Thu 11 Feb

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Dublin City Public Libraries celebrate the Chinese New Year and The Year of the Monkey with a printing and bookbinding workshop for beginners. Join artist Laurie Legrand to learn how to make a beautiful hand printed dust jacket and create your very own journal or guestbook. For adults only.

Admission is free, but places are limited and booking is required.

* Cabra Library (01-869 1414) on Thursday 11 February
* Ballyfermot Library (01-626 9324) on Tuesday 16 February

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/printing

WWI Ireland: Public Tour

14:00, Thu 11 Feb

National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

A public tour of the exhibition “WWI Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience” will take place on the second Thursday of each month during 2016. The tour will show case material from the library’s collections and will focus on the Irish experience of this total war.

The exhibition is located at No 2/3 Kildare Street.

The tours are scheduled for 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 09 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 08 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov and 08 Dec.

Admission is free, but places are limited.

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

Spanish Film Screening: La Mosquitera

17:30, Thu 11 Feb

Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

The Spanish Film “The Mosquito Net / La mosquitera” will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles. It is a cult film from 2010 by Augusti Vila.

Admission is free. More information via the website below.

dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha104712_16_2.htm

A past still to come – Lecture-Performance

18:00, Thu 11 Feb

Schrödinger Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

Grace Weir (artist), Dr Shane Bergin (physicist, TCD) and Dr Sean Enda Power, (philosopher, UCC) explore concepts of time and recurrence, the paradoxical nature of light and the making of a photograph in this lecture-performance, held in the lecture theatre where Erwin Schrödinger in 1943 gave a public series of lectures called “What is Life?”. The talk is in association with the School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin.

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

www.imma.ie/en/page_237034.htm

Brazilian Dance – Forró

18:00, Thu 11 Feb

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

Drop-in Life Drawing Workshop

18:00 – 19:00, Thu 11 Feb

National Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin 2

A series of 8 free life drawing workshops on Thursdays from 21 Jan until 10 March takes place in the National Gallery.

The workshops are suitable for adults and teens and will explore aspects of life drawing. They will be led by artist Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire.

Admission is free and no booking required, but there is a limited number of places and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

nationalgallery.ie/whatson/Drawing_Courses/Drop-in_LifeDrawing/LifeDraw_28Jan.aspx

Holly Bourne – Book Reading + Q&A

18:00, Thu 11 Feb

Eason, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Holly Bourne will be at Department 51 in Eason in O’Connell Street for a “Spinster Club Evening”, whereby Eason’s has redefined the word spinster as “young”, “independent” and “strong”! Holly Bourne will read from her book “How Hard Can Love Be?” and there will be a Q&A.

Admission is free.

www.easonedition.com/event/holly-bourne/?instance_id=11114

Little Museum of Dublin – Free Admission Thursday

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 11 Feb

Little Museum of Dublin, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

On Thursdays from 18:00-20:00, the Little Museum of Dublin waives all admission charges thanks to sponsor Guinness.

Visit the museum and find out lots more about Dublin.

www.littlemuseum.ie/

Paying Attention – Creative Writing Workshop – Dalkey

18:00 – 20:00, Thu 11 Feb

Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

“Paying Attention” are two evening workshops of creative writing with Shirley McClure on Thurs 11+18 Feb.

“Paying Attention invites you to slow down and connect with your own creativity. Simple mindfulness techniques are used prior to writing.”

It will take place in Dalkey Library and there is no admission charge. Booking is required via dalkeylib@dlrcoco.ie or 01-2855277 and that’s the way also to get more information.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/paying-attention-two-evening-workshops-creative-writing-shirley-mcclure

Ballyfermot and the Irish Revolution 1916-21 – Talk

18:30, Thu 11 Feb

Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

“Honoured to play our part as Volunteers: Ballyfermot and the Irish Revolution 1916-21″ is a talk by Aaron Ó Maonaigh.

He will focus on the involvement of and parts played by the men and women of the parish of Ballyfermot and some surrounding areas during the Irish Revolution, 1916-1921. He will trace their participation in seminal moments of the period such as the printing of the Proclamation, the formation of the local Volunteers, the fighting of Easter Week in the South Dublin Union and St. Stephen’s Green areas, right through to the War of Independence and the first echoes of the Thompson submachine gun in Dublin.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-6269324 or ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-0

Loss and compensation after the 1916 Rising – Talk

18:30, Thu 11 Feb

Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7

“Loss and compensation in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising” is a talk by Dr. Daithí Ó Corráin (School of History & Geography, Dublin City University).

The most visible consequence of the Rising was the destruction of Sackville Street (O’Connell Street) and the adjoining thoroughfares. This resulted in significant material loss for the citizens and property owners of Dublin. Daithí Ó Corráin will explain why the British government accepted liability for the loss of property of all kinds from buildings, which required wholesale reconstruction, to personal items such as tools and jewellery. He will discuss the nature of the compensation process and offer an assessment of the material impact of this restitution on the city and its people.

Admission is free, but booking is required via 01-8691414 or cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-culture-and-amenities-dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive-events/talk-loss

Thursdays at the Opera – Il Barbiere de Siviglia – Screenings

18:30, Thu 11 Feb

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

From October until February, the Italian Institute of Culture is running eight screenings of Italian Opera. The screenings starts at 18:30 and admission is free, but booking is required via iicdublino@esteri.it

The next screening is “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Gioachino Rossini.

Introduction to the screening is by Deirdre O’Grady (Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, UCD)

www.iicdublino.esteri.it/IIC_Dublino/webform/SchedaEvento.aspx?id=675&citta=Dublino

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

19:00 – 21:00, Thu 11 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 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 is required via myfavouritesdublincitywalktour@gmail.com or 085-2725095

www.dublincitywalkingtours.com/

Patrick Moran – Irish Volunteer and Trade Unionist – Lecture

19:00, Thu 11 Feb

dlr LexIcon – Library and Cultural Centre, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

“Patrick Moran – Irish Volunteer and Trade Unionist” is a lecture by May Moran in dlr LexIcon.

May Moran, the niece of Patrick Moran, will tell the story of her uncle, who – originally from Roscommon – lived and worked in the Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire areas. He was a labour activist and a republican. He took part in the 1916 Rising and was subsequently interned in Frongoch. During the War of Independence he was a leading Irish Volunteer. He was executed by the British in March 1921.

Admission is free and booking is not required.

events.dlrcoco.ie/event/patrick-moran-irish-volunteer-and-trade-unionist

The Xchange – Language Exchange

19:00, Thu 11 Feb

Czech Inn, Essex Gate, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Every Thursday, the Xchange invites to a Language Exchange (19:00-20:30). Admission is free.

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

Dimestore Recordings presents

20:00, Thu 11 Feb

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

Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young Tribute Gig

20:00, Thu 11 Feb

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

Psychedelic Pill are a 4 piece band who celebrate the songs of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/psychedelic-pill-event

Table Quiz Thursday – Grand Social

20:00 – 23:00, Thu 11 Feb

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

A new weekly Table Quiz takes place in the Grand Social. Every Thursday teams 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/events/table-quiz-thursdays-4/2016-02-11/

Singer Songwriter Night – Mother Reilly’s

21:00, Thu 11 Feb

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

Every Thursday 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

Brady’s Fun Pub Quiz

21:30, Thu 11 Feb

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.facebook.com/pages/Bradys-Pub-Terenure/138965189474826

International Bar Jazz Night

21:30, Thu 11 Feb

The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

Every Tuesday and Thursday the International Bar invites to a Jazz night in the Lounge.

Groups led by Cote Calmet, Sean Maynard Smith, Dominic Mullan, Paddy Groenland, Georgia Cusack & Alex Mathias are performing regularly with occasional guest players, but there are also other bands from all over.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of EUR 5. The website clearly says that there is no entry fee, but – and that makes a lot of sense – that your donations are very much appreciated (Musicians need to pay for rent and food too!) Be generous after the gig if you liked it, but if someone wants to charge an admission charge, please point out that the “rules” as described on their website are like I have explained.

www.international-bar.com/jazz/

Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul

21:30, Thu 11 Feb

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

McLoughlin’s Trad Night

21:30, Thu 11 Feb

McLoughlin’s Bar, 73 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire

A weekly Trad Music Night is taking place in McLoughlin’s in Dun Laoghaire. It is an acoustic night and all musicians are welcome. Admission is free.

www.mcloughlinsbar.ie

McNeills Trad Music Pub Sessions

21:30, Thu 11 Feb

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

Woolshed Karaoke

21:30, Thu 11 Feb

Woolshed Bar & Grill, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

The Woolshed Karaoke is happening every Thursday from 21:30. Anyone can participate! Admission is free.

www.woolshedbaa.com/dublin/

Karma Kings – Gig

23:55, Thu 11 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

The Karma Kings are performing in the Porterhouse Bray.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

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National Gallery Talks

11:30 – 16:50, Fri 12 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

The Green Door Market

12:00 – 19:00, Fri 12 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

Darwin Day Talk: Dublin Zoo’s Primates

13:15 – 13:45, Fri 12 Feb

National Museum, Merrion Street (Natural History), Dublin 2

Visit the Natural History Museum on this Darwin Day for a special primate-themed lunchtime talk with zookeeper Brendan Walsh from Dubin Zoo.

Admission is free, but booking is required as places are limited via 01 6486316 or educationnh@museum.ie

www.museum.ie/Visit-Us/Events?id=2847

Cornucopia – Live Music

19:30 – 21:30, Fri 12 Feb

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

Darwin the Botanist: What the Plants Said to Him – Lecture

19:30, Fri 12 Feb

JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2

“Darwin the Botanist: What the Plants Said to Him” is a Darwin Day lecture organised by the Humanist Association of Ireland and the Smurfit Institute of Genetics (TCD).

Fraser Mitchell (Associate Professor in Botany and Head of School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin) will explore how plants and people influenced Darwin him and the relevance some of his musings have still on present day issues such as biodiversity loss and agricultural production. Special attention will also be paid to specimens which were collected by Darwin on the Beagle voyage and are held in the Trinity Herbarium.

Admission is free.

humanism.ie/events/darwin-day/

Casablanca Night

20:00, Fri 12 Feb

Liquor Rooms, 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

The Liquor Rooms are inviting to a night that runs a Casablanca theme. Closely aligned with one of the biggest films that was ever made, the band The Apple Blossom will perform and a DJ set will follow. It is not a film screening of Casablanca, but a recreation of the atmosphere from the film.

Admission is free. You have to be over 25, though. Find all details on the Facebook Page below.

www.facebook.com/events/555736374604254/

Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers – Star-Gazing

20:00, Fri 12 Feb

Martello Tower Car Park, Sandymount

The Dublin Sidewalk Astronomers meet at the Martello Tower car park in Sandymount for a public star-gazing. Members bring along their telescopes and share the wonders of the night-sky with you. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

This event happens regularly on a Friday and is followed by a similar evening in Clontarf on Saturday.

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

www.irishastrosoc.org/events/events.htm

Jazz ar Barkers Bistro

20:00 – 22:30, Fri 12 Feb

Barkers Bistro, Blackrock Shopping Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Olesya Zdorovetska (Vocals) and Leopoldo Osio (Piano) will play Jazz at Barkers Bistro in Blackrock on Friday.

Admission is free.

www.barkersofblackrock.ie/

State Magazine Faces 2016 – Gigs

20:00, Fri 12 Feb

Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

State.ie Magazine presents “Faces of The State”, a music showcase that features the best and underground live music in Ireland.

The February line-up is AE MAK, Staring at lakes, The Witch Trials.

Admission is free before 22:30 or if you sign up for the guest list.

www.whelanslive.com/index.php/state-faces-of-february/

The Jazz Cafe – Live Jazz, Blues and Soul

20:00 – 22:30, Fri 12 Feb

The Jazz Cafe, 17b Asdills Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

The Jazz Cafe has live Jazz, Blues and Soul music performances every Friday and Saturday from 20:00-22:30 and every Sunday from 14:30-17:00.

Admission is free and the line-up is usually listed on the Facebook Page below.

www.thejazzcafedublin.ie/

Those Responsible – Gig

20:00, Fri 12 Feb

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

A fusion of Rock and Blues is what Those Responsible will play in the Harbour Bar.

Admission is free.

www.theharbourbar.ie/whats-on/event/those-responsible-event

Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard

21:00, Fri 12 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/specials/

Ska ‘n’ Reggae with The Bionic Rats

21:00 – 02:30, Fri 12 Feb

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

Jack Maher Band – Gig

21:30, Fri 12 Feb

Patriot’s Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

The Jack Maher Band will play Delta, New Orleans, Country and Blues at this gig.

Admission is free.

dublinsessions.ie/the-patriots-inn/

Los Paradiso – Gig

22:30, Fri 12 Feb

Porterhouse Bray, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Dublin

Los Paradiso are playing a gig in the Porterhouse in Bray.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/porterbray/

Santoria – Soul Gig

22:30, Fri 12 Feb

The Inn, 7 Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

Soul band Santoria will be in the Raheny Inn for a gig.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/RahenyInn

Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young Tribute Gig

23:00, Fri 12 Feb

The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Psychedelic Pill are a 4 piece band who celebrate the songs of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Admission is free.

www.facebook.com/mezzdublin

Events Coming Up

In the Wake of the Rising – Stinging Fly Reading

17 February – 20:00

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin 15

Farmleigh House Writer-in-Residence Lia Mills will host “In the Wake of the Rising”, an evening of readings form February issue of the literary magazine “A Stinging Fly”.

The topic of this issue is “In the Wake of the Rising” and because many of the leaders of the Easter Rising were writers, it asks the question “What do today’s writers make of the events in 1916 and their aftermath?”

Guest Editor Sean O’Reilly and editor and publisher Declan Meade will be joined by contributors (Elaine Feeney, Paul Lynch and Lisa McInerney) to read from the issue and to talk about issues raised by the centenary of the Rising and the current state of Ireland and Irish writing. They will also talk about what it takes to start a literary magazine, how to keep it going and why?

There will also be music with fiddle player Liam O’Connor and Uilleann Piper Sean McKeon.

Find more details about all participants on the website below.

Admission to this event is free, but tickets will be allocated by lottery and every winner will receive two tickets. To enter the lottery you have to send a mail to farmleighinfo@opw.ie with the Subject “In The Wake Of The Rising” and your mail has to be there before 12:00 on Wednesday 10 February. (Only successful applicants will be notified.)

www.farmleigh.ie/events/Title,35922,en.html

Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks

07+13+14+20+21+27+28 February

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

In January there will be 8 walks/hikes on 07+13+14+20+21+27+28 February.

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

Not free, but interesting nevertheless:

TBA

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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!

Democracy? Not in Ireland!?

After a long wait and some unnecessary game playing by the Taoiseach who – oddly enough – is the one who is allowed to choose the date of a General Election, the date has finally be announced for Fri 26 February 2016.

From now until 10 March, Ireland will be without a parliament and any laws that were intended but didn’t get to completion will have to started anew when the new Dail (parliament) will be formed in March,

In the next three weeks, all parties will try to convince you that you should vote for them and if you talk to their representatives, they will tell you what they will do in Ireland if and when they are in power. But the surprise might be big – or at least it SHOULD be big – when people will NOT find the possibility to vote for a party on their ballot paper on election day. Instead, you can only vote for one of 3-5 people in Ireland (depending on the size of your constituency it will be 3,4 or 5).

So, what’s up with that?

Well, in Ireland you can only vote for an individual and then you are totally dependent on the moods, abilities and personal wants of this individual. If your representative, the person you have voted for, gets elected, he/she can do whatever he/she wants for the next 5 years and you have no control anymore. If your representative was a member of Party X and that’s why you voted for him/her, but a day after being elected he/she leaves that party and either becomes a an independent (automatically with no influence) or joins another party, you just got the opposite of what you wanted. And it gets worse: If you vote for a candidate that does not get elected, it is possible that your vote will have absolutely no influence on the future composition of the parliament.

This is quite undemocratic!

If you could vote for a party and separately for an individual of that party, the risk would be reduced, but as long as all depends on that individual you have no democratic choice.

It is shocking that this system is still in place and if this was a South American or African state that had such a screwed up system, we would demand their system to be changed!

It has happened numerous times in the past that a TD (member of parliament) was kicked out of his/her party or decided to leave that party over issues that were not even current at the last election. So you would have never had a chance to discuss this issues with the candidate and then decide if you still want to vote for him/her. But after he/she was kicked out or has left, now your intended vote for Party X is not supporting that Party anymore.

Unless you support a party because your father and grandfather did, most people decide who to vote for based on promises this party makes before the elections, but because you never were able to vote for a party, you have NO way in Ireland to decide for or against the programme of a party.

Look into it and you will be amazed about the oddness and undemocratic-ness (that word SHOULD exist! ;-) ) of this system!

If you are interested into further details, have a look at Michael Marsh’s 24-page document, published by the Department of Political Science at TCD. The paper in PDF format is here.

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