My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:
Event- Irish Set Dancing (weekly event)
Location- Ned O’Shea’s, 12 Bridge Street Lower,
Description- Every Monday evening Ned O’Sheas comes alive with armature and professional Set Dancers taking to the floor to dance Ireland’s oldest dance. Visitors and Locals come to watch, learn and join in.
Event- Expressive Dance (weekly event)
Location- Dance Ireland, DanceHouse, Foley Street
Description- Expressive Dance was first introduced to Ireland by its current dance instructor, Patricia Bas, a native to Barcelona. Her international dance experience makes this class unique; providing vitality, joy and relaxation. Patricia’s approach creates an open environment enabling you to let go and just be yourself. Through the sessions you will expand your comfort zone, feeling at ease in your body and confident with your movements. This feeling of comfort on the dance floor improves confidence through out daily life.
Event- 9 Evenings Theatre and Engineering (more dates)
Location- Irish Museum Of Modern Art
Description- As part of digital_self, Julie Martin and Billy Klüver of Experiments in Art and Technology (or EAT) will be presenting a series of screenings of films they have produced.
The screenings take place in IMMA’s Lecture Room each Tuesday lunchtime throughout the course of the exhibition, and those interested can simply drop into each screening.
Event- Pop Up Guided Meditation
Location- Two Pupps, Francis Street
Description- With an over abundance of screen time, information overload, tech-driven anxiety and being endlessly tethered and always available. This half hour class is a unique opportunity to step away from your digital life and reconnect with what’s most important.
Meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, encourages a healthy lifestyle and increases happiness. By disconnecting from our devices we reconnect with ourselves, each other, our communities becoming more present, authentic, compassionate and understanding.
Drop In class, no previous experience needed : All Welcome
Event- WOW – Women on Wednesdays
Location- Whelans, Wexford Street
Description- Another amazing line-up of music, comedy, conversation and celebration of female creativity from 8pm to late!
Cost- €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078
Location- Abbey Theatre
Description- First performed as part of the 2017 edition of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Class graduates to the Abbey’s Peacock Stage this winter following rave reviews last year. Written by Iseult Golden and David Horan, Class is a dark comedy about learning difficulties both inside and outside of the classroom.
Time- 14.30/ 20.00
Event- Pale Waves gig
Location- The Grand Social
Description- Formed in 2014, the indie-rock troop raised their profile considerably after opening for The 1975 on the band’s North American and European tours.
Location- Hanger, Andrew’s Lane
Description- A night dedicated to educating people on mental health and suicide awareness. There’s a whole host of interesting topics to discuss on the night from MMA fighters to Promoters to Yoga instructors. They’re going to try to cover a range of mental health issue’s that needs to be discussed and brought up in our fair city.
Cost- I cannot find a price or ticket for this event anywhere so can only assume that its free.
Event- Otobong Nkanga exhibition (more dates)
Location- Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Description- The Breath From Fertile Grounds is an installation of entirely new work emerging from a research visit to Dublin.
Nkanga’s interests in architecture and the body, in landscapes, organic growth and exchanges are carefully combined in her different projects. This exhibition has been conceived as a “space of remains and revitalisation”.
Time- Tues-Sat 10.00-18.00
Event- Live Music
Location- Cornucopia, Wicklow Street
Description- Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Cornucopia offer free live music in their vegetarian restaurant.
Event- Humans Of Dublin exhibition (more dates)
Location- DLR Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire
Description- Humans of Dublin is a popular Facebook page founded by Hungarian photographer Peter Varga. The project features people sharing personal stories on camera. Over the past three years, Peter has asked dozens of people to contribute to the project.
Location- Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place
Description- The Empowered Women Workshop returns this February for a New Years special! Spend the day with Ireland’s leading female empowerment coach and learn how to accept and love yourself, treat yourself with support and compassion and achieve your goals.
Event- The February Vintage + Flea (monthly event)
Location- The Bernard Shaw
Description- Jumble flea market in the back on Dublin’s iconic Bernard Shaw pub
Cost- Free to attend
Location- Voodoo Lounge, Arran Quay
Description- A mix of quirky pieces to buy in the casual setting of Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge
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