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...
THINGS TO GO TO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
29 November, 11pm, Yamamori Tengu, Great Strand Street, Dublin 1
Winthorpe Electronics x Hidden Agenda x All City
THINGS TO LISTEN TO
Should keep ye going for a little while.
On repeat for a while now. Perfect for quiet, rainy mornings in the studio.
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.
Seasonal Autumnal interview with mycologist Paul Stamets, a mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation, medicinal fungi …oh, and mushies too. Eye opener.
THINGS TO READ
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.
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.”
THINGS TO DO
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.
THINGS TO WATCH
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!
Binge TV for a rainy November.
THINGS TO EAT
Our favourite lunchtime spot. Super prices, dignified, easy, cosy and deadly.