THE BEST OF THIS WEEK'S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 02.04.18

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

Event- Drive In Bingo

Location- Balbriggan Market, Folkstown Little, Babriggan

Description- Our 1st Drive In Bingo for 2018. With a prize fund of €5000, including 2 Jackpot Prizes of €1500 & €1000.

Cost- Free to attend, pay for books on arrival

Time- 15.00-19.00

Event- Grá Mná

Location- Fumbally Stables, Fumbally lane

Description- Grá Mná, is day of all things nurturing with lots of fun and nourishing classes to suit all levels of experience and styles of yoga. Bringing people from many different teaching styles and skill sets together to collaborate and build a supportive, compassionate and loving environment.

A full day of holistic treats, mindful movement and nurturing meditations from some of the many wonderful teachers Dublin has to offer. From reggae yoga to yoga nidra, kids yoga, Well women yoga, dance to yin yoga with cello. We have something to suit everyone at every stage of life and fitness level. Men, women and children welcome to this day of community.

Cost- €15 drop-in /Yocella €20, 4 class pass €40 (plus eventbrite booking fee), kids class – FREE with a paying Adult. This is a fundraising event For Together for Yes. Proceeds go towards Repeal the 8th campaign.

Time- 09.00-20.30

 

Children’s Event- Easter Extravanganzoo at Dublin Zoo

Location- Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park

Description- Walk off all that chocolate with a trip to Easter Extravaganzoo at Dublin Zoo! On Easter Sunday and Monday there will be Easter games, special animal enrichments, a fun trail and face-painting. And special appearances by the Easter Bunny!

Cost- Normal Zoo entry fee, no extra charge. Book your tickets online to save time and money!

Time- 12.00-16.00

Tuesday

Event- Cinema Book Club: Romeo + Juliet

Location- Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Square

Description- “These violent delights have violent ends…”
Join us on April 3rd for our Cinema Book Club screening of Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet.

Buy the book (in this case, the play) from Chapters Bookstore Parnell Street and then come along to our screening on April 3rd and join us afterwards for a chat about the adaptation from stage to screen!

Cost- Adults €11, students, €8.50

Time- 18.30-21.30

Event- Beyond the Book of Kells: The Book of Leinster

Location- Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College

Description- This lecture is part of a series entitled “Beyond the Book of Kells: The stories of eight other medieval manuscripts from the library of Trinity College Dublin.”

In this talk Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin from University College Cork will discuss TCD MS 1339: The Book of Leinster. The Book of Leinster contains the largest collections of Irish myth and history from before the twelfth century, including one of three surviving copies of the Táin and the earliest personal letter in Irish. Copied in Terryglass, county Tipperary, by Áed Ua Crimthainn, a scribe acknowledged by his contemporaries as primsenchaid Laigen, Leinster’s premier historian, the manuscript is an unparalleled witness to Irish learning before the arrival of the English.

Cost- Free with tickets booked here 

Time- 18.30-20.00

Wednesday

Event- The Art of Faking It: the Science of Forgery in Art

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Description- For as long as there have been artists, there have been forgers; not just forgers but masters of deception. For every forgery scandal there is a criminal at the centre who not only produces a convincing fake, but who also understands how to corrupt the very systems of attributions and authenticity relied on by the art market. Featuring Dominic Milmo-Penny, art historian and dealer and an expert in the field, we will explore how science combats the forger and the contextualisation of the fake with a capital F.

This event is part of THE MANIFESTATION OF THE MISREPRESENTED, a four-part evening series where we uncover the art of deception and fraud in our everyday lives. From art and science to the spoken word and the news we read each day, ‘the fake narrative’ permeates every element of the modern culture.

Each week we will be joined by an expert who will explore the value of authenticity, the rise of junk news, and ask whether, in a globalised economy, counterfeit products can ever be as good as the genuine article.

Cost- €5 per lecture or €15 for 4 lectures

Time- 18.30-19.45

Event- Imposter Syndrome // Scene + Heard 2018: Revisited

Location- Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar

Description- Mark & Charlotte have the dream job creating simulations for the world’s greatest VR advertising company, but in a competitive work environment where machine-like efficiency can only be trumped by disruptive innovation, they could be about to lose their jobs. What if they do, what if they don’t? What’s a dream anyway when you have virtual reality?

A comedy drama about careers in the new era of immersive technology.

Cost- €11

Time- 18.30-20.00

Thursday

Event- Dublin Bay North Repeal PUB QUIZ!

Location- Bru House, Fairview

Description- Dublin Bay North Repeal the 8th Group NEEDS YOU!

Expect lovely pints, prizes and pro-choice peeps!
This May Dublin Bay North (cause it’s deadly) is going to vote to Repeal the 8th Amendment. To get there we need to fundraise for flyers, posters, t-shirts and meeting venues

Cost- Tables of 4 at 5 euro per person

Time- 19.30

Event- Beer Club: April Showers

Location- Lilac Wines, Sweeneys of Philipsburgh Avenue, 117 Philipsburgh Avenue, Fionnradharc, Dublin 3

Description- April’s beer club will give you a taste of some of the latest and greatest lines we will have in the shop for Spring. The brewers are off working their magic at the moment so let’s see what they come out with… We are hoping for some serious sessions!

Cost-  €15 with a 10% discount on purchases on the night. Just show up on the night & tehy’ll squeeze everyone in

Time- 19.30-22.00

 

Children’s Event- Eggsellent Little Artists (more dates)

Location- EPIC! The Irish Imagration Museum, CHQ building, Dublin 1

Description- In our arts and crafts sessions we’ll be taking inspiration from our Creating & Design galleries. Maybe you’ll be the next Philip Treacy or Orla Kiely and come up with some amazing creations! Using some fun pattern-printing techniques we’ll be designing some Spring hanging decorations. We’ll also be making some cracking and colourful Easter cards on the day – so get the creative juices flowing and visit us in EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. We can’t wait to see your masterpieces!

Event will last for 1 hour and is suitable for children aged 4-8 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times during the event.

And remember all tickets for this workshop are valid for one child admission to our museum!

Cost- €5

Time- 11.00-12.00

Friday

Event- Gin Experience Dublin

Location- Print Works, Dublin Castle

Description- FINALLY an event created exclusively for the ginthusiast! Gin Experience Dublin will be coming to Dublin Castle April 6th & 7th – Taste gins from across the globe, meet the faces behind your favourite brands, indulge in bespoke food pairings and expand your knowledge with masterclasses.

Cost- €40.00, plus booking fee. Must be purchased in advance. A minimum of €10 per ticket will be donated to Debra Ireland.

Time- 12.00

Event- A Night for Aware

Location- Olympia Theatre, Dame Street

Description- Line-Up Announced for ‘A Night for Aware’ Concert

Special concert brings together artists for one night only, all in aid of Aware

On Friday 6th April, a group of very special Irish music acts are coming together for ‘A Night for Aware’, a unique concert in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, all in aid of mental health charity, Aware. Taking to the stage on the night will be Christy Dignam, In Tua Nua, Mundy, The Pale, Cry Monster Cry, Barq, Jem Mitchell, Trouble Pilgrims and The Skatuesques. Supported by Cadbury, charity partner of Aware, the concert is sure to be a sell-out

Cost- €25

Time- 21.30

Saturday

Event- The Legend of Luke Kelly

Location- The Civic Theatre, Town Centre, Tallagh

Description- Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old.

His performances capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by.

Cost- €20 or €31 for a ticket and meal

Time- 20.00

Event- Opera International presents an Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly

Location- National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace

Description- Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Cost- €22.50

Time- 19.30

Sunday

Event- Beginner’s Millinery Afternoon Tea Class

Location- The Design House, 43 Dawson Street

Description- Afternoon Tea Classes in Millinery – Facinator / Headpiece making, suitable for hen parties or just an excuse for a get together with friends! all welcome.

Millinery is our most popular class and it is one of the most creative, fun classes. In this Class you will get the basic millinery skills to create your own master pieces in sinamay. No previous millinery experience required. All basic materials necessary will be provided and any extras can be purchased in-house.

To help the creative juices following you’ll start the class off with a glass of wine, tea or coffee and later a selection of afternoon tea style sweet and savory treats will be provided by our in-house Italian cafe!

Suitable for beginners, Price includes materials and afternoon treats

Cost- €56

Time- 13.00-16.00

Event- The Richie Buckley Quintet Live

Location- Arthur’s Jazz Club, 28 Thomas Street

Description- A self-taught saxophone player Buckley’s unique style and virtuosic technique is internationally recognise. He is one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. He has been described as “extraordinary” (Irish Times, 2001), “something of a genius…[with] a world reputation amongst saxophonists” (Irish Times, 1999) and a musician whose “playing manages to be simultaneously passionate and gentle, romantic and elegiac.” (Sunday Independent, 2001)

Cost- €10

Time- 15.30

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