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Welcome to my weekly Dublin events posts, published every single Sunday sharing the best things happening around the city each week. I really hope you enjoy them.

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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Men At Play

Location- The Complex, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7

Description- ‘Men At Play’, winner of the Best Theatre Production Award at the Galway Fringe Festival 2018, comes to The Complex, Dublin in November 5th to 10th. Tickets on sale now!


“a witty, insightful, playful, moving and richly theatrical look at masculinity … a hugely impressive writing debut from Brian Burns … excellent performances from Kieran McBride and Ruairí Lenaghan … a delight of a show” The Galway Advertiser’s Charlie McBride

“a poignant tale of struggling with identity and coming to terms with who you are in rural Ireland in the 80’s and 90s … beautifully crafted … charming, captivating and genuinely touching” The Galway Player’s Kieran O’Malley

Cost- €12-16

Time- 21.00

Children’s Event– Dublin Rats Children’s Walking Tour

Location- Cow’s Lane, outside Queen Of Tarts

Description- Treats for Adults who accompany a child enjoy a Free Tour. Tricks for the little ones E15 per child
Get into the Halloween Experience with the Rats Tour, see the sights, sounds and smells of the Dark Ages, where there was no electricity and very little washing. Medieval Walking Tour focused on children with lots of games, history and fun.

Cost- €15

Time- 11.00


Event– Emerson String Quartet

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer violins, Lawrence Dutton viola, Paul Watkins cello

Mozart String Quartet No. 18 in A major, K 464
Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Dvořák String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106, B. 192

Named “America’s greatest quartet” by TIME Magazine, the Emerson String Quartet recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary; a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble. They have amassed an unparalleled list of achievements over that time; more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.

The NCH is delighted to welcome back this distinguished quartet following their hugely successful performance in 2014 to perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich and Dvořák in what will undoubtedly be a world-class performance.

Cost- €55, €47.50, €37.50, €27.50

Time- 20.00-22.30

Children’s Event– Early years music Course (for babies aged 0-2 years)

Location- Ballyroan Library, Ballyroan

Description- This is a 6 week course. Workshops take place on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November, and 4th and 11th December

Join us for a fun-filled song, movement and percussive musical experience through play.

This course will give parents the chance to actively participate in preparing their baby for the later development of accurate rhythmic skills,singing skills and sensitivity to the expressive qualities of music.

This event is suitable for babies aged 0-2 years only.

Booking starts on Monday 22nd October at 10am

Cost- Free but booking required

Time- 10.30-11.00


EventThe Zodiac Sessions

Location- Bruxelles, Harry Street

Description- The Zodiac Sessions have been taking place every Wednesday downstairs in Bruxelles for nearly eight years now. It’s run by Barry ‘Jazz’ Finnegan and the night includes open mic for aspiring artists as well as set performances by well known unsigned and independent singers, musicians and bands. The Zodiac Sessions consists of a stage or a platform on which international performers present their unique talents to the world.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- Performances commence at 22.30

Children’s Event– Trouble Talking – supporting children’s communication development in the ea

Location- Ashling Hotel, 8 Parkgate Street

Description- Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to offer a workshop for providers and parents living in the Dublin City area. We have invited Nicky Dyson and Katie Maguire to speak at our workshop to help support children with suspected language delays.
“Trouble Talking – supporting children’s communication development in the early years

About Workshok
Wondering how to support children with suspected language delays? Strategies you can use and where to access further help.

A 2 hour session with Nicky Dyson and Katie Maguire, including information, practical tips and video clips with 30 minutes for questions.

Nicky Dyson has worked as an SLT for over 20 years, the last 11 of which have been in Dublin at the Lucena clinic, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service. Nicky completed a Masters degree in Education and lectured for 4 years on the BSc in Early Childhood Studies in Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Katie Maguire has a background Science and has been qualified/ worked as a Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) since 2010. She started her career in ‘Early Intervention’ with pre-school age children with a range of diagnoses and SLT difficulties. She joined Lucena Clinic, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in 2015 and is now based between the Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow clinics providing individual and group therapy sessions for children and adolescents between 4 – 18 years.

Cost- Free

Time- 19.00-21.30


Event– Bob Dylan, Literature & the Poetry of the Blues

Location- Arthur’s Blues’N’Jazz Club, 28 Thomas Street

Description- “Bob Dylan, Literature & The Poetry Of The Blues” – an evening with writer Michael Gray

More one-man show than a lecture, the author of “The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia” and “Song & Dance Man III: The Art Of Bob Dylan “ a definitive study of Bob Dylan’s 50-year body of work and more – uses a surprising selection of great records and rare video footage to show how hugely Nobel prize winner Dylan has been inspired by the blues and how much of its poetry has been smuggled inside his own, highly influential, writing.

This is more a one-man show than a talk. The author of “Song & Dance Man III: The Art Of Bob Dylan” – the definitive study of Dylan’s 40-year body of work – uses a surprising selection of great records to show how hugely Dylan has been inspired by the blues and how much of its poetry has been smuggled inside Dylan’s own work.

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion named Gray’s huge study “Song & Dance Man III: The Art Of Bob Dylan” as one of the best three books of the year . At over 900 pages (and in it’s 4th reprint) well over 100 of these pages are taken up with a mind-blowing chapter on Dylan & the blues. It is the classic work in its field.

Michael Gray’s book has earned truly exceptional reviews. Called ‘magnificent’ (Record Collector), ‘overwhelming’ (The Times), ‘endlessly illuminating’ (Rolling Stone) and ‘essential’ (Folk Roots), it gained 5-star reviews in Q and Uncut, Greil Marcus admired ‘Gray’s reach, tone and acuity’ and called the book’s research ‘amazing’, while Christopher Ricks called the book ‘wonderfully comic and serious and sharp’ and ‘monumentally illuminating’. It was a “Paperback of the Week” in The Observer .

The book may be immense but there’s nothing dry or academic about Michael’s talks. On the topic ‘Bob Dylan & the History of Rock’n’Roll’ he has been a sell-out on American college campuses and in the UK & Ireland at bookshops, libraries, festivals, arts theatres and arts centres.

Michael Gray’s talks on ‘Bob Dylan & the Poetry of the Blues’ are always lively, witty and acute, and mix surprising slices of music and video/DVD with a thoroughly entertaining, fresh account of music history and Dylan’s part in it.

When Michael came to Ireland a few years back to do his talk on “Bob Dylan & The History Of Rock & Roll” did eight events in nine days, and packed out Whelan’s in Dublin on a rainy Tuesday night . He sold over 200 copies of “Song & Dance Man III: The Art Of Bob Dylan” during that tour

“Happily the keynote address from author Michael Gray provided a warm, entertaining, and highly amusing lecture (largely without notes).”
(The Sixties – A journal of History, Politics & Culture)

“Dylan fans poured out of the woodwork, young and old, for what proved to be not only a brilliantly researched talk but a highly entertaining evening with rare video footage and little known songs interjected. A perfect show – clever, funny and fresh.”
(Colchester Arts Centre., U.K)

Cost- €12

Time- 21.00

Children’s EventPaeds Soc Presents: Coco

Location- Tercentenary Hall, Biomedical Science Institute

Description- Paeds Soc is delighted to host a movie night in aid of the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght! We shall be screening one of Disney’s newest releases, Coco! For just €2, you can join us in revisiting our childhood, and indulge in some yummy snacks and drinks! Come along at 6pm on Thursday the 8th of November! Bring your friends (cmon, it’s for charity) xx

Cost- €2

Time- 18.00


Event– Comedy night – Eric Lalor, John Colleary and Patser Murray

Location- Hampton Hotel, 19-29 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Description- Join us for an entertaining night of comedy from 3 of Ireland’s most talented comedians. Doors open from 7:30, show starts at 9. Live entertainment in the bar after for drinks and dancing. €10 tickets.

MC Patser Murray is a firm favourite of the laughter lounge in Dublin’s city centre along with regular appearances in other comedy clubs and festivals around Ireland. He also appeared in love/hate season 3 and many comedy tv shows including can’t cope won’t cope.

Eric Lalor, AKA Cathal Spillane from Fair City caught the attention of Des Bishop back in 2006 and has since gone on to garner a reputation in Irish comedy as a consistent performer, making him one of the most sought after acts in the country. His first year in the highly competitive world of stand-up comedy saw him win the Comedy Cellar and Capital Comedy Club’s Best Newcomer Award. Eric has since been crowned Irish Standup of the Year two years in a row by the readers of Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.

Apart from being one of the most in demand comics around, John Colleary has also co written and starred in IFTA nominated shows,
A talented actor and mimic,John recently featured as one third of The Gusset Brothers on THE TOMMY TIERNAN SHOW (RTE1). Colleary has also scooped a PPI award for his topical sketch writing and performance on TODAYFMs drivetime flagship, THE LAST WORD. John is also a regular at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Vodafone Comedy Festival and Electric Picnic, to name a few.

Cost- €10

Time- 21.00-01.30

Children’s Event– Disney On Ice presents Dream Big

Location- Citywest Hotel, Saggart

Description- Courage leads the way for Disney’s most adventurous dreamers at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Join fearless Moana and the greatest demigod that ever lived, Maui, on an action-packed voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti. Let your hair down with Rapunzel, travel on an epic journey of sisterly love with Anna and Elsa, and follow your heart along with Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine and Belle. Plus, arrive early to join a special 90th birthday celebration in honour of Walt Disney’s ‘True Original,’ Mickey Mouse. High-flying jumps, breath-taking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget.

Cost- €19.50-49.50

Time- 15.30


Event– Remembrance concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Location- St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin 8

Description- Join the choirs of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Leigh for a special Remembrance concert marking centenary of the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918. In addition to Brahms’ German Requiem, the concert features a rare performance of For the Fallen by Edward Elgar, composed only a year after the end of WW1, which sets the Binyon poem “They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old”. The orchestral work In memoriam by Arnold Bax, composed in 1916, completes the programme, which also features soprano Rachael Croash and basses Eoghan Desmond and Jeffrey Ledwridge.

Cost- €20

Time- 19.30-21.00

Children’s Event– Family Concert With Affinití

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- A whistle-stop tour through best loved songs from animation and beyond with award-winning trio Affinití (soprano, violin, and harp). Lots of participation promised to keep all of our younger audience members involved and entertained…

Cost- €12

Time- 11.30-12.30


Event– A Night of Soul: Songs for Peace and Hope

Location- Christ Church Cathedral

Description- Come along for an evening of soulful and inspiring music featuring Discovery Gospel Choir and Dublin Gospel Choir. Hear voices raised in a spirit of peace and hope, and join in a moment of silent reflection in memory of all who have died in war. This concert is in aid of the Irish Refugee Council’s ‘A Place to Call Home’ project and Trócaire.

Cost- Admission is free. Your generous donations encouraged

Time- 20.00-21.30

Children’s Event– Baby & Me

Location- Yoga kitchen above Two Pupps Coffee, Francis Street

Description- A class for dads and partners and baby. Baby & me is all about having fun whilst you bond with baby and also learn some really useful techniques for calming and soothing your little one. Featuring elements of yoga and baby massage, you will enjoy this special one-to-one time with baby in a fun and open environment.

This is a 4-week course, suitable for babies 3 months +

Please bring baby in a sling/in arms as we have no space for prams/buggies.

(Mums are welcome to enjoy their free time eating delicious food, drinking hot beverages and flicking through reading material in peace the beautiful Two Pups Coffee cafe downstairs)

Cost- Pricing detailed in booking

Time- 11.00


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