Bureau Bonanza's November Picks

Monthly Picks

7th November 2019
by Stina Sandström

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This month's picks (the first in a while, we know...) come courtesy of Rachel and Stina at Bureau Bonanza. They're dreaming of summer holidays on these rainy days, but have mustered up some great things to see and do to keep them anchored here for the next few weeks at least...



HALFTONE Dublin’s Fresh New Print Fair

2 November – 1 December, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

HALFTONE is an initiative by PhotoIreland Foundation, hosted at The Library Project. The fair brings together a large selection of works by established and emerging artists.

Niall Sweeney: I Am The Cosmos

7 November through December, Hen’s Teeth, The Tannery, Blackpitts, Dublin 8

Hens Teeth will be hosting a three-day long event to mark the opening of their new space. I AM THE COSMOS marks the official opening. 

Dublin Art Book Fair 2019: Art + Architecture Learning from the Bauhaus

21 November – 1 December, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

This year DABF is guest curated by Dr Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Professor of Art History at UCD. The theme will consider how the twentieth-century’s most innovative school of art continues to influence a hundred years on.

Spilt Milk Festival

22 – 24 November, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

Spilt Milk is a new three-day Audio-visual festival with national and international artists performing alongside emerging local artists. All set in intimate venues across Sligo Town.

Hugh Cooney Stories 

7 November – 9 November, Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tales of post-Celtic Tiger repo men and pig farmers with Casio watches — all told through the ancient Irish Art of Storytelling, as only Hugh Cooney can. 

Reception 07.11.2019: Donohoe/Lacey/McEvoy/Nic Oireachtaigh

7 November, 8pm, The Lutherhaus, 23 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2

Acoustic chamber improvisation from four stalwarts of Dublin’s improvised/contemporary music scene, in duo and quartet formations.

Landless and Skipper’s Alley

9 November, 7pm, Pepper Canister Church, 7 Mount St Cres, Dublin 2

Landless & Skipper’s Alley pair up for a double header of two of the nation’s most exciting contemporary folk acts. Skipper’s Alley will be launching their second album ‘The Oul Flip’.

Future Proof : Gemma Dunleavy, Abbacaxi, Sebastian Plano

14  November, 8pm, 1 Portobello Harbour, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 8

Future Proof, brought to you by Nialler9 & HomeBeat, shines a light on current and interesting music happening at home and beyond. In Bello Bar, currently our favourite place for gigs. 

Speranza Salon :: Number One

16 November, 4pm to 8pm, Oscar Wilde House,1 Merrion Square W, Dublin 2

In 1859, Oscar Wilde’s mother started a weekly salon in her home which became a Dublin cultural phenomenon. Now the candle lit afternoon salon returns with a series of writers, poets and musicians performing at the house.

Giant Swan (Keck) & DeFeKT at Tengu

29 November, 11pm, Yamamori Tengu, Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Winthorpe Electronics x Hidden Agenda x All City


Mood Hut Fall / Winter 19

Should keep ye going for a little while. 

Hung, drawn & quartered - emahoy tsegué-maryam guèbrou special

On repeat for a while now. Perfect for quiet, rainy mornings in the studio. 

Skipper’s Alley –The Oul Fip

Trad ensemble Skipper‘s Alley are releasing their second album The Oul Fip. It’s a beautifully sinister record with an uplifting yet dark mix of songs and tunes to drive the cold winter away.

Paul Stamets — The Joe Rogan Experience

Seasonal Autumnal interview with mycologist Paul Stamets, a mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation, medicinal fungi …oh, and mushies too. Eye opener. 


Yasuhiro Suzuki – Blinking and Flapping

A book of Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki’s philosophical experiments and inventions. Beautifully designed and illustrated with sketches and photographs that guide through a truly curious mind. Makes you wanna make things.

Tove Jansson – A Winter Book

Nordic wintery magic in a book of short stories with “strange creatures with surprising powers, islands and small boats and the sea, loneliness and introspection, the vital influence of art and the imagination.”


Trinity Arts Ceramics Workshop

Monday to Friday : 6—7.30pm and 730—9pm, Goldsmith Hall, Trinity College, Dublin 2

The drop-in Ceramics class in Trinity Arts Workshop is perfect for rainy November evenings. Open to all levels and it’s on every night during the week. Really cosy.

Walsh’s Sunday Sessions

Sundays, 9pm, Walsh's, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Head out to the pub after your Sunday dinner and listen to tunes and songs and partake in the merriment at Walsh’s Sunday session with Lisa O’Neill, John Francis Flynn, Killian Flanagan and more.


Hollywood Babylon Midnight movie – Vampire’s Kiss 35mm

16 November, 10:45pm, Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7

HB screens ‘disreputable’ movies best seen late at night, with great company and booze. The Midnight Movie pre-show of weird clips and VHS trailers is absolutely gas!

It’s the End of the F***ing World, Season 2

4 November

Binge TV for a rainy November. 


Luncheonette, NCAD

Our favourite lunchtime spot. Super prices, dignified, easy, cosy and deadly. 

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