THE BEST OF THIS WEEK'S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 07.05.18

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

Event- The Circle Sessions (weekly event)

Location- International Bar, Exchequer Street, Dublin

Description- A night of Spoken Word Poetry, Storytelling, Music and Performance

Cost- Free

Time- 20.00

Event- Let Me Look At You, Dublin gay theatre festival (more dates)

Location- Abbey’s Peakcock Theatre and Andrew’s Lane Theatre

Description- From award-winning Starving Artists Theatre Company. Hilarious and touching. Stand-up meets solo theatre in this personal story from the gay “movement.” Grounded in history and battered by camp, a 50-something gay man shares his misadventures while quietly having a nervous breakdown.

Celebrated for their combined talents, Godfrey Hamilton and Mark Pinkosh (partners both on
and off stage) present their latest collaboration inDublin, having previously performed their work.

Cost- €15 Standard, €13 Students/Seniors

Time- 14.30

 

Children’s Event- Imaginosity ‘Slimy Science’ May Mid-Term Camp

Location- The Plaza, Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford

Description- Back by POPULAR DEMAND this May mid-term , join us for our ‘Slimy Science’ Camp.

Two camps will run, one for children aged 4-6 years (9.00am-1.00pm) and for children aged 7-9 years (9.00am-2.30pm).

Cost- €135 for full camp, day rates, sibling & member discounts and late pick up options are all available.

Time- 09.00

Tuesday

Event- And so you see by Robyn Orlin

Location- Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar

Description- Robyn Orlin, controversial choreographer and societal commentator, partners with Albert Khoza, a young flamboyant performer from Soweto, in And so you see…our honourable blue sky and ever enduring sun…can only be consumed slice by slice…

Khoza’s exuberant and outrageous performance produces theatrical fireworks, as he guides the audience through the seven mortal sins to the strains of Mozart’s Requiem. A sangoma (traditional healer) living in modern South Africa, Khoza explores questions which Orlin poses to a post-apartheid society:

Why can’t you be gay and traditional? Why can’t you be a university graduate and practise traditional African religion and medicine? Why are these conflicts seen as a betrayal rather than an opportunity to discover something new? Humorous and provocative, this cheeky work offers us a glimmer of hope while challenging our preconceptions.

Cost- €22

Time- 19.30

Event- Beloved Sinner (more dates)

Location- 27 Pearse Street

Description- Seated at a table outside a café in Paris, Wilde explains what it was that led to his downfall. Very much alone he still clings to his great sense of humour and brilliant wit, telling his  story without self-pity.

Quoting at times from his own work, he gives a profoundly human insight into some of his best
known writings. Expertly interwoven into this work is the story of his great triumph and painful disaster

Cost- €15, standard, €13 for students/seniors, €10 for the matinees

Time- 16.00/ 19.30

Wednesday

Event- Yin Yoga Workshop with Josh Summers

Location- Hot yoga studios, Victoria Terrace, Dublin 14

Description- He leads workshops, trainings, and retreats throughout the United States and Europe. He offers an uncommon perspective to the practice and education of Yin Yoga, in that he is a practicing acupuncturist of 15 years and a dedicated dharma practitioner for 20 years.

Yin Yoga is an inherently meditative approach to yoga that focuses on the connective tissues of the body. It helps to stimulate the energy flow of the meridians, which is a fundamental concept in acupuncture as well. Having an understanding of acupuncture, Yin Yoga and the dharma helps Josh add depth to his students’ practice.

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. Some call it the “other half of yoga.” In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.

Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.

And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation

Cost- €37.32

Time- 19.00-21.00

Event- ShipWrecked Sessions

Location- The Bowery, Rathmines

Description- ShipWrecked Sessions EVERY WEDNESDAY at The Bowery Rathmines. Hosted by Alex Harvey of Vernon Jane

Cost- Free entry

Time- 20.00

 

Children’s Event- May Art Camp

Location- Giddy Studios, Dundrum Town Centre

Description- The most flexible camp around where you can sign up for single days. Age: 5 to 11
Suited to Boys & Girls. Wear pre loved clothes due to the fabulous amount of glue & glitter used.

Crafts include: Pottery Painting (glazed on 1st day of camp week) + Pottery painted with acrylic paint on all other days; along with a multitude of lots of other paper & foam clay based craft.

Cost- €30 per day

Time- 10.00

Thursday

Event- The Good Father (more dates)

Location- Viking Theatre at The Sheds, The Sheds, Connollys, Vernon Ave Clontarf

Description- “The Good Father” has a huge heart, many large laughs, with two crowning performances right at the heart of it…a Daddy of heartfelt joys. Not to be missed…”

“New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a North Dublin suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt, moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption. After the international success of Fight Night and The Games People Play, the multi award-winning Rise Productions returns to the Viking with this touching story celebrating the triumph of hope.

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00

Event- Evening Lecture: Ghost-Haunted Land with Dr Declan Long

Location- Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North

Description- This talk will discuss post-Troubles contemporary art highlighting artists who have reflected on the ongoing anxieties and the aftermath.

Cost- Free, no booking required

Time- 17.00

Friday

Event- The Prince and The Pauper (more dates)

Location- Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Description- The action takes place during 1547 in an actual historical setting, the tumultuous period of English history following the demise of King Henry VIII. Social and religious allegiances were challenged as nobility and peasant alike sought to re-establish their place in a constantly changing order.

Tom Canty, a pauper, and Edward Tudor, a prince, choose to exchange clothes and lives for a brief period raising the question, “Do clothes determine a person’s value or character?

Cost-  €22 (Evening Adults), €18 (Matinee Adults)

Time- 12.00/ 20.00

Event- Brittany and Natalie Haas

Location- The Séamus Ennis Arts Cetre, Naul, Fngal, Co Dublin

Description- Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation & Natalie is one of the most sought-after cellists playing traditional music today.

Cost- €10/€15

Time- 20.00

Saturday

Event- World Buckfast Day at The Bernard Shaw

Location- The Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street

Description- World Buckfast Day at the Bernard Shaw – Saturday May 12th

We pay homage to the liquid of champions on May 12th at The Bernard Shaw. We’ve been serving it here , through good times and bad, for 12 whole years now.

Whats on….
The worlds first Buckfast 99 ice creams.
Buckfast Chicken Lunch via our Shaw Cafe [ Boneless chicken thigh, purple broccoli and roasted cauliflower
Brewtonic present ‘Fancy Bucky’. MVP’s Anna Walsh special version of the legendary concoction.
Buckfast Wine & Cheese Boards
Buckfast Quiz
Buckfast Bingo
+ DJs

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 13.00

Event- WellFest 2018 (more dates)

Location- Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Description- WellFest, Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival, returns on 12-13 May 2018.

We’re returning bigger, better AND in a brand new city centre location, Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin 8. Details of our headliners have just been announced and it is a lineup not to be missed🙌🏼 Davina McCall, famous for the UK’s Number 1 fitness DVD franchise, will be headlining Saturday and Joe Wicks, AKA The Body Coach, loved last year so much he’s back again headlining Sunday.

Cost- €45

Time- 09.30

Sunday

Event- Antiques, Vintage & More at Clontarf Castle

Location- Clontarf Castle Hotel

Description- Over 30 traders from across Ireland and UK will put on a superb display, including exhibiting everything from furniture, decor, lighting, paintings, antique and vintage jewellery, vintage fashion, porcelain and silverware, to memorabilia, books and prints, rare coins, postcards, curios and so much more.

Cost- Admission is €3.50

Time- 11.00- 18.00

Event- Dogs For Choice Repeal Walkies

Location- Car park of Sandymount Strand

Description- Let’s meet up and go for a dog walk in support of Together For Yes. We’ll take pictures, post them online, show off our repeal outfits and have a grand day out.

We’ve posted links in the discussion area to places where you can buy Dogs For Choice merchandise. Proceeds go to the Together For Yes campaign.

You don’t have to bring a dog if you’d like to come along. It’s no big woof. If we’re rained out, we’ll try again on the following Sunday at the same time.

Cost- Free

Time- 12.00

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