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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out around the city

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 7:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out around the city
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out around the city

Simon Home Run

The Dublin Simon Community’s annual Fun Run takes place at 10am in Phoenix Park on Saturday, October 7.

With the homeless situation worse than ever, Simon is asking people to hit the pavement and come together, not just for fun but for homes. To register, visit www.dubsimon.ie or call 01-6715551.

Ocean After Nature exhibition

A major new exhibition, ‘The Ocean After Nature’, is open at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

This free exhibition, which will run until January 7, 2018, is curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. It explores the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalised world.

Double Movement exhibition 

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents a new exhibition by Irish artist Gavin Murphy. 

‘Double Movement’ includes works in film, installation, sculpture, text and photography and stems from the artist's in-depth research into the now defunct Eblana Theatre, which was located in the basement of Dublin’s famous central bus station Busáras. 

The exhibition runs until November 18 at No. 5-9 Temple Bar and admission is free.

Comedy Night at Laughter Lounge

A new comedy night comes to the Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay, Dublin, every Wednesday beginning on October 4 with Seann Walsh.

Charming and charismatic, a natural motormouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages.  

Tickets are on sale now for all shows via Ticketmaster and the Laughter Lounge. 

Busker Fleadh

A variety of busking acts from around the country will be performing in Smithfield Square on Sunday, October 8, as part of Busker Fleadh!

This is a free family event that showcases the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere.

The line up of performers will cover a range of genres, ages and nationalities. Aside from the musical talents, spectators will wander the cobbles of Smithfield and enjoy choirs and circus street performers.

The Busker Fleadh is held in association with the Smithfield Stoneybatter Food Festival, a gastronomy fare taking place in the area from Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8.

The Far Field

Ceol Connected’s The Far Field is an irresistibly joyful musical tale for young audiences (aged 3-7) infused with Irish traditional music, puppetry, and folklore.

It tells the story of Farmer Lonán who one summer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners.  It’s at the National Concert Hall on Saturday, October 7 at 12.30pm and it’s selling out fast.

Antiques & Vintage Fair

Vintage Ireland will host their largest Antiques & Vintage Fair of the year so far at The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, on Sunday, October 8, from 11am till 6pm.

The fair will feature over 40 antiques and vintage traders, offering thousands of rare and unique finds. Traditional collectables on offer will include rare coins, banknotes and books.

Admission to the fair is €3.50, or just €2.50 with the voucher included in this week’s Southside People. Entry is free for Under 15s when accompanied by a supervising adult.

Stampa 2017

Stampa, the Irish National Stamp Exhibition, takes place from Friday, October 6 to Sunday October 8 from 11am to 6pm (5pm on Sunday) and entry is €5.

This three-day event is a wonderful opportunity to see stamp collecting in action. An Post will provide some special exhibits from their archives and there will also be a display of miniature model post boxes. It’s happening at the Griffith Conference Centre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.

The Importance of Being Oscar

Michael Judd returns with his ever popular performance of The Importance of Being Oscar in an edited show for lunchtime.

This is a compelling theatrical tapestry revealing the wit, triumph and tragedy of Oscar Wilde in an explosion of richness, boldness, passion and beauty. 

It runs at the Bewley’s Café Theatre in the Powerscourt Townhouse until October 14. See www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

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