THE BEST OF THIS WEEK'S DUBLIN EVENTS- WEEK COMMENCING 19.03.18

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:

Monday

Event– Flirt! – A Pub Play

Location- Fibber Magees, Parnell Street

Description- FLIRT! is set in a local pub, the story follows the love stories of eight young people. Four different “boy meets girl” stories: Barry meets Mitchell, a guy who decides to join him while he’s sitting alone at the bar. Eugene meets Karoline, who sits down at his table to get away from her boyfriend. Frank meets Christine, one of the girls he’s been seeing. Finally, the foreign Adam meets Eve, and even though they don’t speak the same language, they know they were meant for each other. The audience can grab a drink, sit down at the tables and listen to their stories. The play will be supported by live music.

The floor is the stage, the tables, chairs and the bar are the set and drinks are props. Step into a new experience, where you are an extra in the stories around you.

All money raised with the play with be donated to RADE: Recovery through Art, Drama and Education. More information can be found on rade.ie. Over 18’s only

Cost- €5

Time- 20.00

Event– Ireland in Full Colour

Location- Collin’s Barracks, Benburb Street

Description- The #IAmIrish project, initiated by Lorraine Maher in conjunction with the London Irish Centre, addresses the diversity of Irish identity and how we can challenge perceptions of what it looks like to be Irish.

Jim Carroll of Banter and more recently RTÉ will host a panel of speakers who will share their stories and experiences of what is or was like growing up in Ireland, the diversity of Irish identity today and what the future might look like for people of mixed Irish heritage. The aim of the event is to challenge perspectives through storytelling, discussion, and performance.

Panellists will include Lorraine Maher of #IAMIRISH, spoken word poet Felicia Olusanya, historian, academic and Director of Boston Academy in Dublin Prof. Mike Cronin, and direct provision activist and chef Ellie Kisyombe.

Cost- €7

Time- 14.30-16.30

 

Children’s EventSlime Lab

Location- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The chq Building, Custom House Quay

Description- There’s a slime and a place for getting messy and it’s here with us at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum this St. Patrick’s Festival! Catherine McGuinness will be returning to the museum for a seriously slimy science lab. Come along, get creative, get a little green and learn something new in this fantastically disgusting workshop. St. Patrick may have kicked out the snakes but we can definitely bring back some of the slime!

The workshop will last for 1 hour and is suitable for ages 6-12.

Cost- €5

Time- 11.30, 13.00. 15.00

Tuesday

Event– Movies@Dundrum Presents: Rembrandt (more dates)

Location- Dundrum Town Centre

Description- Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show, focused on the final years of his life and hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the biggest in many years.

Given exclusive & privileged access by both galleries, the film documents this extraordinary show and interweaves Rembrandt’s life story with the behind the scenes preparations at both institutions. For many, this is the greatest artist that ever lived – this film will take a close look at the man behind such acclaim.

Cost- €12.50

Time- 19.00

Event– Wise Fools – A Celebration of Story & Poetry on World Storytelling Day

Location- Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East

Description- To mark World Storytelling Day, this event brings together three poets and three storytellers to tell stories and poems based on the theme “Wise Fools”.

Presented by Poetry Ireland in collaboration with Storytellers of Ireland and FEST, the Federation for European Storytelling, with the support of Creative Europe, the evening will feature poets Moya Cannon, Paula Meehan and Theo Dorgan along with European Storytellers Csenge Virag Zalka from Hungary and Markus Luukonen from Finland with Jack Lynch from Dublin. The Bean an Tí for the evening will be Nuala Hayes, Chairperson of Storytellers of Ireland.

Cost- €8

Time- 19.30-21.00

 

Children’s Event– Early Years Workshop for 1-3 Year Olds

Location- Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Description- Join ecological artist Ashleigh Downey during this four week course on a sensory journey of sights, sounds, smells and textures from nature’s garden. Through nature based art activities and storytelling, a creative connection with nature will be encouraged. Booking required.

Cost- €20

Time- 11.00

 

Wednesday

Event– Firedoor Theatre presents ‘Paint’ (more dates)

Location- Doyles Pub, Phibsboro Road, Phibsboro

Description- In Paint, two men struggle to find a way to cope with the challenges they face in life. While one searches fruitlessly for answers, the other forgoes sleep to paint — not canvases, but walls, the same walls, night after night.

Cost- €10

Time- Doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Event– Love in the Wild

Location- The Dolmen Theatre, The Magic Carpet Pub, Cornelscourt

Description- Love In The Wild is a new play written by Lisa Walsh, performed by Anto Seery and directed by Peter Sheridan

Ger Duffy is a dreamer. He mostly dreams about Grainne McManus. There is a hole in his heart from the day she disappeared out of his life. That was five years ago, when they were lovers and addicts together. One day, Grainne’s Da turns up at Ger’s hall door in Ballymun. Ger assumes that she’s dead; that she has become another statistic to heroin. But the news is different and lights the flame of hope in Ger’s heart. Love in The Wild is an emotional roller-coaster of a play that will make you laugh and will leave you, finally, in tears.

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00

Thursday

Event– Catherine Young Presents: State of Exception preview (more dates)

Location- Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar

Description- ‘What affects one directly, affects all indirectly’ Martin Luther King

Following the success of Woman Stood Regardless (2014) and Ultima Thule (2016), Catherine Young Dance returns to Project with a powerful new dance work inspired by the experience of making work with refugees, asylum seekers and a journey to the Middle East.

Young’s new work State of Exception takes us right to the heart of the necessity to reach across, connect and challenge the divides created by the State of Exception, to act, to make and to find home in the common that binds us all. This powerful new dance, featuring a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers delves into the world of ‘the other’ to try understand and tear down the walls and borders that divide

Cost- €12

Time- 19.30

Event– The Best of The Worst – A short film screening (more dates)

Location- Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar

Description- Well we’ve all seen The Room the best worst film of all time and now it’s time to see yours. We’ve all made some stinkers along the way that we can look back at and laugh at and also see what we learned from that film to not do again.

So we want you to send in the best worst film you’ve made as we host a BYOB night including music on the night from our Producer Paddy Scahill. All money raised will go towards our MA feature film ‘The Comeback’.

Cost- TBA

Time- 19.00-22.00

Friday

Event– Culture Club

Location- National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb St.

Description- Culture Club, in collaboration with Dublin City Council, invites members to explore and enjoy the collections at Collins Barracks through a series of specially arranged guided tours and activities in the company of museum staff followed by ‘Tea & Chat’ and an opportunity to mingle.

The Clubs take place on the last Friday of each month. March’s Culture Club will join Museum Librarian Orla Fitzpatrick to look at the local history of Stoneybatter

Cost- Free

Time- 11.30

Event– Attention Bébé Midnight Madness

Location- The Grand Social, Liffey Street

Description- ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION! After last months rammed jammed packed to the rafters midnight gig in The Grand Social those pesky kids are back spreading glorious brass booming beats and classic club anthems LIVE.

Cost- Free

Time- 23.30-02.30

Saturday

Event– Lounge Favourites of 2017 (more dates)

Location- The Laughter Lounge, Basement 4-8, Eden Quay

Description- We bring back 4 of the most popular acts in 2017 for 3 nights of side-splitting comedy. Star of the show is multiple award-winning act Jeff Innocent who has reached near legendary status among his peers and audience alike by staying at the top of his game for over 15 years.

Innocent was voted Runner Up in the Facebook Poll for Best Live Club Comedian 2013 and 2014, won Best In Fest at the Norwich Comedy Festival 2014 and was nominated in the 2015 Chortle Awards Best Live Club Act category not to mention being voted Best Live UK Comic of 2016. Jeff will be joined by 3 top quality Irish comedians who will ensure a full nights entertainment with barrels of laughs!

Cost- Unreserved Seating: €26.00 incl. booking fee, reserved Seating: €31.00 incl. booking fee

Time- Doors 7pm | Show Starts at 8:30pm

Event– Dance For Repeal

Location- The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Dublin

Description- Red Phoenix Sports Club present a night of music in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC). Strictly Vinyl. Bring your dancing shoes.

Cost- Donation at the door

Time- 21.00

Sunday

Event– Film Screening: Museum Hours

Location- Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Description- A Vienna museum guard befriends a visitor, and the two explore their lives, the city and the ways artwork reflects the world. Introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi. The films in the Hugh Lane’s 2018 Spring series have been selected by Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Alice Butler.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.30

Event– Afternoon Tea (regular event)

Location- Airfield Estate, Overend Way, Dundrum

Description- Relax & enjoy a very special Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surrounds of Airfield House. Spend an afternoon in the company of your favourite people overlooking the beautiful walled gardens as they begin to bloom with the Spring bulbs & the stunning Dublin Mountains!

Our menus are seasonally prepared to use the freshest seasonal produce from our Estate and our selected local suppliers.

Cost- €35

Time- 14.30

 

Children’s Event- Sunday Kids Drop-By Activities (regular event)

Location- National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9

Description- Kids, Join us for fun activities in the dedicated Children’s Garden! Sow seeds, make seed bombs, design bug hotels and re-use everyday items to create your own piece of eco art.

Cost- Free, first come, first served

Time- 11.00, 11.30, 15.00, 15.30

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