Dublin is not just a place. It's a feeling, a mood, an energy, a spirit. It’s a passion for music, laughter and conversation. It's shopping, theatre, concerts and great sporting events.
Jaime Nanci & The Blue Boys
21:00, Thu 02 May
Mercantile, 28 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Max Zaska / Patrick Groenland
21:00, Thu 02 May
The International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2
The Max Zaska group and the Patrick Groenland group will perform on alternating Thursdays from 21:00 in the International Bar on 23 Wicklow Street.
Thirsty Thursday (open mic)
21:00, Thu 02 May
The Bridge Inn, 22 Temple Hill, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
Left, Right & Centre – Blues+Soul
21:30, Thu 02 May
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.
Meditation at The Living Room
08:00, Fri 03 May
The Living Room, Corner of Clarendon Street and Coppinger Row, Dublin 2
The Living Room describes itself as a Centre for Silence and Contemplative Arts (and has nothing to do with the pub with the same name!). The Centre is open to all with a contemplative attitude coming from any spiritual tradition or background. There are lots of free events and also other workshops (check the website). The daily free events are taking place Mondays -Fridays
+ 08:00-08:45: Common Early Morning Meditation
+ 13:00-14:00 Lunchtime Guided Meditation (Mon: John Main, Tue: Carmelite Wisdom, Wed: Centering in Love, Thurs: Tibetan Singing Bowls, Fri: Insight Meditation for Beginners)
+ 15:00-15:30: Accompanied Silence (also Mon+Wed+Thurs from 11:00-11:30)
09:00, Fri 03 May
Phibsborough (various locations)
Phizzfest, the Phibsborough Arts Festival, is a community festival in that part of Dublin’s Northside, that entertains locals and everybody else for the last three years with a huge variety of events. Until last year it took place in September and was a week long festival. This year, for the first time, it will take place in May just for one weekend and then there will be other stand-alone events during the year.
The programme (in PDF) is here www.phizzfest.ie/2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Phizzfest_2013_Pprogramme.pdf
There will be many free events and other events are not free, just check out the programme to find out the details. I will mention a few more events in next week’s Dublin Event Guide. For this week, here are some free Friday events:
+ Dublin Boat Rally (on Royal Canal) arrives during the day
+ Storytelling will take place in the Phibsborough Library (15:00)
+ Archaeology of Grangegorman – Lecture by Franc Myles in St. Peter’s Sacristy (18:30)
+ Phizzfest Bookclub – A popup book club on the Laura Clancy Canal Boat (19:30-21:00) with readings/discussions on Strumpet City
Some events at the festival are free but require booking, so check out the full programme even ahead of the weekend in case you need to book an event that you would like to attend.
The Ferocious Mingle Marcade
11:00 – 18:00, Fri 03 May
72 Thomas Street (between the Vicar St venue & Cafe Notto), Dublin 8
The Ferocious Mingle Marcade (Market and Arcade) place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday it is a fancy dress market. It’s a flea-market type permanent market with stalls and “chalets” for traders. The Oscar Verne Café on site and (at least at the weekends) live music adds even more character.
National Gallery Talks
11:30 – 16:50, Fri 03 May
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.
Artist Response with Mark Joyce
13:00 – 14:00, Fri 03 May
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Mark Joyce (artist and Lecturer, IADT, Dun Laoghaire), presents an artists response to the exhibition Analysing Cubism which features paintings of Irish artists, Jellet, Hone and Swanzy. Joyce’s talk explores the smuggling of Flat colours into Ireland, via religious imperatives, in contrast to developments in Modernist painting elsewhere.
Admission is free, but booking is required via the website below.
Food of Galicia – Lecture
13:00, Fri 03 May
Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln House, Lincoln Place (near National Gallery), Dublin 2
British food writer Claudia Roden, author of the book The Food of Spain (PenguinBooks), will talk about the secrets and pleasures of the Galician food, from seafood to St James’s cake. Admission is free and Galician refreshments will be served
Lunchtime Recital – Violin & Piano
13:15, Fri 03 May
St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Social Inclusion Week – Information & Advice
14:00 – 16:00, Fri 03 May
Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1
The Social Inclusion Week takes place from 29 Apr – 04 May and the Business Information Cetnre in the Central Library will host six Information & Advice Stands during that week. The last stand is
EPIC (Employment for People from Immigrant Communities (Fri 03 May: 14:00-16:00) www.epic.ie
Michael Grant- Book Signing
16:00, Fri 03 May
Eason, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co, Dublin
Meet international bestselling author Michael Grant to celebrate the launch of “Light”, the sixth and final instalment in the “Gone” series. He will be in Eason shops for two separate events: A ticket-only launch evening in O’Connell Street and a book signing in Dundrum.
Tickets for the O’Connell Street event on 02 May are available at the Information Desk in Eason O’Connell Street or call to reserve on (01) 8583800. – No tickets are required for the Book Signing in Dundrum on 03 May. just turn up.
17:00 – 22:00, Fri 03 May
Dark Horse Inn, 1-2 George’s Quay, Dublin 2
The upside of risk- Lecture
18:00 – 19:15, Fri 03 May
Science Gallery, Pearse Street, TCD, Dublin 2
The next lecture in the SFI Speaker Series will be “The upside of risk” with David Spiegelhalter.
David Spiegelhalter is the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge. He’s also one of the curators of the next exhibition in the Science Gallery, the Risk Lab, which will explore the maths and psychology of probability, chance, and risk.
As part of the SFI Speaker Series, David will take a behind-the-scenes look at RISK LAB – the themes it explores, the questions it asks, and the science it’s based on. David will talk about his work on the public perception of risk, explaining why the mathematical likelihood of something happening doesn’t necessarily align with the decisions we make about it.
Why do some people take risks, while others play it safe? How are people triggered into betting against the odds and why does the house always win? We’ll be talking about risk-taking personalities and why some people ignore the maths when they gamble or take chances. We’ll also be looking at the upside of risk – at serendipity and coincidence, as well as the maths and psychology of happy accidents.
Admission is free, but booking is required on the website below.
Greek and European Folk Dance
19:00 – 20:30, Fri 03 May
Exchange Dublin, Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Sahaja Yoga Meditation
19:30, Fri 03 May
4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3)
Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but “yoga meditation”!) classes every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3). This is a srop in class and newcomers are welcome.
Cornucopia – Live Music
19:30 – 21:30, Fri 03 May
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.
Astronomy Ireland Telescope Nights
20:00, Fri 03 May
Astronomy Ireland, Unit A8 Airside Enterprise Park, Swords, Co Dublin
Astronomy Ireland’s weekly free telescope nights are beginning again, and will take place each Friday night at 20:00 if the weather permits. Check the website below for a weather forecast and to find out what you will be able to see at the telescope night. The focus will be on Jupiter and Moon.
Dublin Tribal Spirit – Drumming Circle
20:00 – 22:00, Fri 03 May
Lantern Centre, 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8
“Dublin Tribal Spirit” is a weekly event that gives you the great experience of a drumming circle with african drums and authentic tribal rhythms. Tom and Sinead, who run that event are providing lots of drums for it and teach you the rhythms.
There is no formal admission charge for this event, but donations are expected. The organisers bring their own 20-30 drums to it every week, so they are looking for donations to keep the event going.
Live Music – Stillorgan Orchard
21:00, Fri 03 May
Stillorgan Orchard, The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Dublin Mountains Partnership – Guided Walks
Three free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains will take place this month. The are moderate to strenuous walks and all details can be found at the UPCOMING EVENTS section on www.dublinmountains.ie/news/latest_news/?no_cache=1 Make sure that you pre-register if you want to take part, but the details for that are also on the website.
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