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There are few things in life as enriching as enjoying food with friends. It's nourishment for the soul. 

We've been fans of Street Feast since Samuel Bishop first laid out a table cloth and invited the whole country to sit down and break bread together three years ago. We regard it as a fantastic opportunity to get to know the people you share your neighbourhood with, whether it’s a front garden family gathering or a whole street extravaganza, and this year, we are getting in on the act.

We want to bring the le cool community together and on June 17th, we invite you all to Meeting House Square Street Feast, hosted by us. Lets eat good food, meet new people and celebrate community. We'd love you to bring a dish also, if only to see which is better: Rathmines ratatouille or Stoneybatter sausage.

Interested in joining us? Simply EMAIL US, telling us who you are, where you are from and what dish (if any) you'd like to bring.

Looking forward to wining and dining with you...

Who wants to to be head of the table this week? Ciaran, Michael, Kate Frances or Camille?

'The Tide Is High But I'm Holding On' - ADW
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June 07 2012


where
Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, D2


when
Launch 6-10pm, show runs for a month.

how much
Free

exhibition
Prime Cuts

Four artists in their prime. ADW, Solus, Morgan and DMC have come together for the first time to bring a group show off the streets and into the Culture Box. If, when walking around this show, you cant help feel a sense of familiarity with these expertly executed pieces, it's because you've seen their work before. Whether it's Solus' new piece in a phonebox in Rathmines, ADW's short-lived salute to Gil Scot Heron, or Morgan and DMC's clean city pieces with Anewspace, you are already subconsciously aware of these guys. Here's your chance to see some new works up close. Find ADW's le cool cover in the flesh, all 6ft by 4ft of it, or admire Solus' Kim Jong Il (with the twinkle in his eye) or Morgan's tight triptech. These guys are at the top of their game and this should be the Street Art show of the year. It will be rammed. / Vernon Steel

 

June 07 2012


where
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1.


when
8.30pm

how much
€10/12

talk
An Evening With Mike Scott

The Waterboys made Ireland feel like the centre of the universe after moving here in '86, and Jim Carroll's reportage on their movements kept a nation of devotees informed. Jim was one of many who travelled extensively to see The Waterboys spread their magic far and wide. Pre-internet crowds still managed to show up for gigs which were no more than rumours until they began - like the first time they played Fisherman's Blues publicly in a park in Galway. Jim has dutifully read Mike Scott's autobiography Adventures Of A Waterboy and reveals that it's full of great details about those raggle taggle adventures, affairs of the heart and business dealings, so expect lively chat inspired by the book plus musical interludes - Steve Wickham will also be there with his fiddle! Win Tickets / Donal Scannell

 

June 07 2012


where
Designist, 68 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2


when
From 6pm

how much
Free

pop-up
Rachel McKnight in UPROAR

As Aqua unto us did say 'Life in plastic, it's fantastic!' They were too right. There's something a bit Barbarella about a hunk of perspex jewellery, kind of structural, but fun and cartoonish. The Belfast based jeweller Rachel McKnight creates jewellery that works with fluidity - each piece has the architectural splendour of an opera house, or the graphic punchiness of a seal, and all crafted with precision in plastic fantastic. A personal favourite is the lace cuff in Perspex, which takes the current trend for lace collars and childish innocence and drops it into a 1960s time warp...When you add the fact that the prices won't make you cry to the equation, you are left with no choice but to pop up to the pop-up at Designist, where design is king, and functionality is queen. / Kate Frances Coleman

   
 

June 07 2012


where
KT Contemporary, KT Contemporary, 25–27 Donnybrook Rd, Dublin 4
Location Map

when
7-9pm

how much
Free

exhibition
Make the Eighties the Decade of Endeavor

The new exhibition opens tonight at KTcontemporary and has a pretty apt sense of timeliness. Stirring up feelings of nostalgia, political rouse, familiar sentimentality, free-falling unknowns and environmental constraint, artists Lisa O’Donnell, Shane Finan and Amanda Jane Graham reflect on the cyclical nature of society. Scenes from 1980s Ireland are brought to life on canvas with dainty Polaroid snapshots by O’Donnell and remind us that we’re not worlds away from that period in Ireland right now (fiscal treaty or no fiscal treaty). Graham’s hand knitted giant woolly hat is heaps of fun and brings us back to the trivial pursuits of a more carefree era, and Finan draws on our status and idiosyncrasies as an island nation. Provocative and well worth the trip to D4 – let’s make the 10s the decade of endeavor! / Athina Rio

 

June 07 2012


where
Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
5pm-7pm

how much
Raffle tickets - €5 each/3 for €10

fundraiser
Design For Life

Always coveted a Klimmek Henderson table? Salivated over Neo-rustic furniture from the Stickman James Carroll? Or longingly stroked a piece of Martha Lynn millinery but never quite had the budget? The RHA is showcasing a creamy wave of Irish product design talent, and the new owner of these future collectibles could be you! Should you decide, of course, to sprinkle a little philanthropic pixie dust in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Research and splurge on some very affordable raffle tickets. It is partly the brainchild of Jenny Walsh, who has a personal connection with the charity and whose signature Alice in Wonderland-style cabinets and gravity defying shelving units are truly the de facto icons of our new design order. View the delicious prizes online in all their calorific glory and grab your tickets at Design For Life. / Elish Bul-Godly

 

June 07 2012


where
Dublin Ink, 4 Sauls Court Cows Lane 2 Temple Bar Dublin 2


when
9pm

how much
Free

screening
Pimp My Skin

If you’ve ever been tattooed, you will know that it’s an addictive process. To satisfy the craving of one aficionado, the crew at Dublin Ink ran a competition that would see the winner go under the needle for eight and a half hours. Working in tandem, three of the leading tattoo artists in Europe laboured over an epic back piece, which by fitting coincidence was Nordic-themed. The whole process was filmed, and this DI:live session will serve as the premier for the documentary. There will be Buddha Bags for your gratuitous comfort, while you witness the creation of art with a reasonable amount of bloodshed. While it has absolutely nothing to do with Xhibit, we like to think he would be proud. / Jerath Head

   
 

June 08 2012


where
Various city locations

when
Until 10 June

how much
See link

festival
John Ford Symposium

Sean Aloysius O'Feeney, or John Ford as he was better known, was unsurprisingly of strong Irish-American stock. From his first film in 1917 to his last in 1968, he cast a long shadow on twentieth century cinema. John Ford Ireland was established last year to celebrate the work and legacy of one of the most influential filmmakers of his generation. This week's four day symposium about his work will look at all aspects of his career, with talks, music and special screenings, including one of his silents The Iron Horse, an outdoor screening of perhaps his finest western The Searchers and a 60th anniversary viewing of his most Irish film The Quiet Man. A talk with writer/director Peter Bogdanovich (who knew Ford) and a lecture with American film historian Joseph McBride promise insight into this legendary movie director. / Des FitzGerald

 

June 08 2012


where
Little Green Street Gallery, Little Green Street Dublin 1


when
9pm

how much
€8/€6 students. BYOB

comedy
Comedy Cream

What actually goes on in Little Green Street Gallery? There have been pop-ups, parties, exhibitions... Now, the ultimate Jack of all trades and master of most is turning it's hand to comedy. Headlining is Danny O'Brien, best known for chatting up the attractive young Scandinavians who enjoy a giggle in the front row at his own Comedy Crunch nights, while riskily joking at the collective expense of their 6 ft. Nordic boyfriends. A risk that pays off, as we all know that we're the only people in Europe who have proper senses of humour.. No one's as funny as us. We created 'the shift'. Supporting O'Brien will be Trevor Browne and Robbie Bonham. Let the unholy trinity entertain you. And remember to bring your own booze - specially if you have a giggly and super-attractive girlfriend but can't take a joke. / Kate Frances Coleman

 

June 08 2012


where
Copper House Gallery, Off Synge Street, Dublin 8


when
Final day.

how much
Free

exhibition
Children Believe What They Are Told

The Copper House is currently brimming with glossy photographs of Irish celebrities, as captured by Barry McCall's lens. Look a bit closer, though, and you'll see that it is entangled with a gritty message, communicated through an installation by James Earley. The message is so powerful and evocative that it momentarily dulls the surrounding images of the shiny happy people. The ISPCC and the Copper House are working together to promote the charity's work. The title of the show is enough to unnerve you - Children believe what they are told. We all know that to be true; we all read A Child called It. Go along to this exhibition, donate to the ISPCC, and help to realise that dream of a day when there's no Childhood Misery Lit left to be published. / Kate Frances Coleman

   
 

June 08 2012


where
IMMA @ NCH at Earlsfort Terrace

when
Until September 2nd

how much
Free

exhibition
Time out of Mind

The marriage of science and art is all the rage this year. IMMA joins the ranks with its latest exhibition that inaugurates its temporary home in the old Medical School at Earlsfort Terrace. Time Out of Mind explores “the ambiguity of 'clock' versus 'felt' time”, with a focus on the role of memory. The pieces are a selection from the IMMA collection that get a fresh look in their new setting. The space is used beautifully; the old lecture rooms, the windows and panelled floors being complimented and incorporated into the pieces. Room G28 is one of the largest and contains a Sean Scully along one wall whilst the centre is dominated by Barry Flanagan's Carving No6A with Elizabeth Magill's Forest Edge 2 hanging on the wall opposite. Marie Foley's ceramic and glass work is also a well-conceived parallel world of weird. / Róisín Agnew

 

June 08 2012


where
The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€22.50

gig
Peter Hook & The Light

I've always liked Peter Hook. Maybe it’s the way he plays his ridiculously low-slung bass or perhaps it’s because, as long-suffering member of New Order, he was the only one who didn’t look like an accountant on holidays (no offence to any Le Cool reading accountants, but you now what I mean don’t ya?). If I’m being honest, my heart sank a little to see the Mancunians perform at Forbidden Fruit without Hooky. Does he care? Not one iota it seems. He's too busy suing his former bandmates, leaving him plenty of time to revisit material from his Joy Division days with his band The Light. There won't be any new songs at this show, only the promise of Closer being performed in its entirety, begging the question - is Hooky milking a cash cow for all its worth or bringing classic post-punk to younger generations? You decide. / Brian Keane

 

June 08 2012


where
Movies@ Dundrum, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16.
Location Map

when
5.30pm

how much
€15

festival
Indian Film Festival

Bollywood produces more movies each year than Hollywood, yet here in Ireland we remain largely ignorant of the cinematic gems that are coming out of the East. This is a real shame and hopefully this festival – now in its third year – will help to enlighten people. The opening night promises to be a glittering affair with the stars of West is West and director Leslee Udwin gracing the red carpet. Leslee will also be hosting a masterclass on Sunday, and there is a fabulously glittering array of fabulous films running right through until Monday evening. Closing film One Dollar Curry is followed by a special dinner, and there is definitely something for everyone in the programme, with my personal highlight being the 1971 classic Hare Rama, Hare Krishna. Go on – spice up your movie going experience. You know you want to. / Frances Winston

   
 

June 09 2012


where
The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
From 11.30 am

how much
Free

festival
Eat My Shorts

Eat my Shorts isn't just a Simpsons catchphrase, it is one hell of a fil-um festival. And it's as free (monetarily) as a bird, so if you've got an itch to write or make a film, there will be inspiration aplenty. There will be fifty short films aired - a densely packed timetable if ever I saw one - as well as workshops on screenwriting and film music. If that isn't enough of a shove in the right direction, there will also be Q&A sessions, so you can ask Martin McNicholl of FundIt about how to get your film off the ground financially, ask the direction Ged Murray about the making of it, and Claire Creely of Filmbase about the larger picture. You'll be putting that DSLR that's been gathering dust in the attic into use before you know it. Register online for the workshops. / Kate Frances Coleman

 

June 09 2012


where
The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Location Map

when
10.30pm

how much
€10

gig
Mano Le Tough

If I may reveal my ignorance for a moment (whaddayamean, a moment?), it was only last year that I found out Mano Le Tough is Irish. Prior to that, being only familiar with his track Eurodancer, I had assumed he was some Spanish or Italian techno demi-god. Turns out he's known to family and friends by the decidedly less exotic name of Niall Mannion. All matters of nationality aside though, our Mano is a gifted producer who really took things up a gear in 2011 with a couple of stellar EPs on Permanent Vacation. He's dialled down the beats a tad and introduced his own vocals into the mix, resulting in some of the most personal and unique sounding electronic music out there at the moment. There's an album due sometime this year, and it's currently my most anticipated dance full-length, regardless of country of origin. Win Tickets / Conor McDevitt

 

June 09 2012


where
Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Dublin 2.
Location Map

when
6pm

how much
€10

performance
An Irish Drug Trip

Heroin looks like something that a wizened apothecary would prepare in an iron cauldron, and it inspired John Cale's chilling viola accompaniment to Lou Reed's statement that 'Heroin...Be the death of me...' Heroin also inspired the shocking play Heroin that was a prizewinner at 2010's Fringe festival. Heroin has plagued Ireland over the past 40 years, and Graham Ryall, who works with the Rialto Community Drugs Scheme, will guide you through the social and cultural implications of this plague. This is sure to be a powerful and evocative experience like those scaremongering secondary school lectures, where vile images of sunken cheeks and dead eyes solidified our opinions of drugs as anti-social, but with more sensitivity and understanding than those who claimed moral high ground in the school hall. / Kate Frances Coleman

   
 

June 09 2012


where
Little Green Street Gallery, Little Green Street Dublin 1


when
8pm

how much
€6 BYOB

gig
Long List Presents...

No, this is not a lovely little gig. It's an ugly manly gig. 'The lads' are playing. A member of The Bridges of Madison County plays a trumpet with a sweet ambient delay. Sort of trumpet metal, head banging while he does so. He could knock a tooth out doing that. They have a guitarist/singer who the bassist of Celibacy Club is very much afraid of. They're on the line up too. He's mortified to have been labeled in the event page as an 'emotive softcore' group. Sounds like a flacid willy. He conisiders them more like 'noise rock. Less lame.' Let's discuss Disguise. The guys in Disguise. From listening to their demo their singer has very good breath control. Gonna check the #1's out on the night. Dunno them. Little Green Street Gallery is hosting and The Bridges of Madison County are bridging the gap bringing the lads together. BYOB. Yowza. / Georgia

 

June 09 2012


where
The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€15

screening
The Philadelphia Story

If you’ve never been to a Film Fatale night you’re missing out. The atmosphere is truly amazing as the audience get completely into the spirit of the occasion dressing in costumes appropriate to the movie and sipping specially concocted cocktails that compliment the film. This months offering is that absolute gem The Philadelphia Story starring the inimitable Katherine Hepburn alongside the erstwhile Cary Grant and James Stewart. If you’ve never seen this film you’re in for a treat, if you have then you know just how good it is as Hepburn’s spoiled heiress has her wedding plans throw into disarray by the arrival of her ex-husband. But this night is as much about participation as it is about the film, so don your most glamorous 30s style fashions, coiff you hair and settle down for the most glamorous movie going experience. Win Tickets / Frances Winston

 

June 09 2012


where
Wesley Hall, Leeson Park

when
6.30pm (kids), 8.30pm - 1.30am (adults)

how much
€5 (kids/parents free), €10 (adults), €6 (concess.)

event
The Dance

Does anyone else feel like they're coming off the back of perpetual rollover bank holiday weekends? Having Debbie Downer starts to the week and playing catch up before another alcohol blitz? No? OK well personal problems aside, The Dance seems like the rehab tonic that doesn't extract the fun element. It's alcohol and narcotic free. There are two rooms for dancing in, The Happy Pear hunks create an island cafe and there's the promise of organic hot chocolate. The kids can enjoy an arts corner and face painting early on while you size up the talent for later. You can't fault it til you've tried it and matured somewhat to not just challenge the Irish equation of there being no fun without booze. 24-hour benefits include: conversation recollection, capacity to get up on Sunday morning and money in your pocket for Sunday papers and a nice brunch. Win Tickets / Zach Joyce

   
 

June 10 2012


where
Various, all over.


when
7.45pm

how much
Free

sport
Ireland v Croatia

Can you feel it? Can you hear The Horslips guitar riff rise up through your feet and the drums belt out a beat on your groin? We've qualified, now go and compete! Under Jack, the game was about being effective, being aggressive, winning the ball, getting it on with the play and putting 'em under pressure. Under Trappatoni, organisation is key. Tactical know-how and experience have bred confidence and now The Rep. of Ireland take to the field in our first major tournament in a decade. We're all craving it. We can almost taste it. Give us something to celebrate, for fuck's sake. No pressure. Dare to believe? Yes. Able to watch? Through closed fingers maybe. All I know is, if...IF we get a result tonight, there will be drinking, singing, crying and riding with wild abandon. Yes. We. Can. / Vernon Steel

 

June 10 2012


where
The Gibson Hotel
Point Village
Dublin 1


when
From 6pm

how much
€16 per person

le other
BBQ @ The Gibson

BBQ? Totes babez. The Gibson hotel is onto something with their all weather BBQ. If you cant rely on the sun, you can rely on the quality food on offer in the typically chic surroundings of this hotel. Burgers the size of your fist, succulent baked potatoes and large sausages that will bring a cheeky smile to all around are the standard here. Those who prefer salads (weirdos) will be unable to complain, not because of a lack of iron in the blood, but because the homemade mixes are delicious. The sun terrace provides a mixed view of the city, and once you ignore the huge all seeing 'O2' eye and the haunted Anglo building, you can fool yourself into thinking that Dublin really is a metorpolitian bliss. But that's the benefit of being three floors up. Nourishing, good value and a great Sunday treat. / Sean Miller

   
 

June 11 2012


where
Cineworld, Parnell Street, D1
Location Map

when
Check Cineworld website

how much
€6.12-€11.30 plus price of 3D glasses

cinema
Prometheus

And so Ridley Scott's sci-fi behemoth finally hoves into view, freighted with years of fevered expectation and weighed down by the global pandemic of virals and trailers that preceded it. Pitched as the origin story of all origin stories, this film is an altogether more ponderous beast than its 1979 progenitor, leaning more toward head-scratching than gut-busting. As one would expect from Scott, the production design is sublime and the CGI beautifully rendered. Michael Fassbender is magnetic throughout, with a delightfully arch performance as David, an implacable android channelling Peter O' Toole.  This is not perhaps the gift of fire promised, but neither is it the damp squib that many feared. Unsettling. / Mr & Mrs Stevens

 

June 11 2012


where
La Dolce Vita Wine Bar, Cow's Lane (off dame st.), Temple Bar, D2
Location Map

when
Lunch until Late

how much
Depends

le other
La Dolce Vita

It is almost impossible to transplant a culture into a new environment – one runs the risk of it becoming a New York style Little-something-artificialissimo or turning it into a language clique. But La Dolce Vita proves that the experiment can succeed. An Italian restaurant run by roman chef-owner Riccardo, this is the genuine article. The food is simple and Italian, no gimmicks to satisfy the Irish palette. Massively friendly, a little chaotic and quite small, the restaurant screens silent movies every night and have live bossanova nights every week. It manages to make being on the street late at night drinking wine and digestifs seem like a natural part of Dublin life. And if you’re stuck for something to eat they’ll get you a lasagna even if it’s late. So get your languid poses out and practice the art of dolce far niente. / Róisín Agnew

   
 

June 12 2012


where
Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


when
6.30pm

how much
Donation

storytelling
Milk & Cookies - Pursuit of Happiness

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that’s wonderful is what Milk and Cookie Stories is after this month, with the “Pursuit of Happiness” as their premise. Even if the weather refuses to match, it’s summer and we should all be instilled with that fuzzy feeling you get when you’re playing with a troupe of kittens or making daisy chains. Hence, this well-established event is once again presenting us with a relaxed atmosphere, and anyone who has a happy story to tell is welcome to take the floor. Featured guest is raconteur Nellie Murphy, who will spin a yarn or two in prelude to her performances at the Body and Soul and Spirit of Folk festivals. With tea, cookies and friendly faces to boot, you will be hard pressed to leave with a shred of pessimism. / Jerath Head

 

June 12 2012


where
City Assembly House,
58 South William Street,
Dublin 2

when
6pm - 8pm (sound installation runs til Thurs)

how much
Free

launch
I.E Patterns of Thought

To immerse oneself in this soiree it is essential to be clothed solely in black, le Corb style specs balanced jauntily on the bridge of one's nose and silently pad your way forth in your Camper clad feet. Follow the hum of intellectual murmurs permeating from the City Assembly House; these voices emanate from a sound installation marking Architecture Republic's launch of the literary novella i.e Patterns of Thought.  Besides considering philosophical musings of academics with idiosyncratic viewpoints on a variety of aspects relating to architecture and space, there will also be the opportunity to rub shoulders with Minister Ruairi Quinn and become acquainted with the delicious canapes from the adjacent Coppinger Row restaurant, which Architecture Republic also designed. / Sarah Maguire
 

   
 

June 13 2012


where
The Coach House, Dublin Castle


when
3pm

how much
€10/€15 (Family €40)

concert
CAN Percussion Trio

The power of percussion has been a driving force in music for millennia. Steve Reich has explored this aspect in his work, and his music features prominently in the CAN Percussion Trio's new tour of Ireland. The ensemble was founded by Noel Eccles, musical director of the first Riverdance tour and one time member of folk-rock heavyweights Moving Hearts. Joining Eccles on this Music Network tour are Chris Stynes and Alex Petcu, two of Ireland’s rising percussionists. Between these three expect to see a range of over thirty percussion instruments played, including marimbas, vibraphones, crotales, lion drums, taiko, tom toms and bass drums. Among the works featured will be Nagoya Marimbas and Music for Pieces of Wood (both by Steve Reich) and Minoru Miki's Marimba Spiritual. / Des FitzGerald

 

June 13 2012


where
National Concert Hall, 2 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2,
01 417 0077‎
Location Map

when
8pm

how much
€20

concert
The Hibernian Orchestra Summer Gala Concert

Wait! Don’t scroll on! Here’s is the perfect offering for the muso who’s wanted to know about classical music but has been afraid to find out. A great programme for the novice starts with Elgar’s Cello Concerto, made famous by the great Jaqueline Du Pre being conducted by her husband. It's scathing emotion from start to finish - if this was Elgar's idea of a love affair then it was a tumultuous one. After the break, Mahler’s 1st symphony describes the journey of a “strong heroic man, his battles and defeat at the hands of Fate”. This is a journey into and through the maelstrom, from jubilant first movement through a twisted dirge of Frère Jaques and into a storm of destiny’s worst slings and arrows. There’s huge moments in this work, not least the finale, but you’ll have to find out for yourself whether our hero wins or loses. / andróid

   
 
Bagots Hutton

Brian Deery and Geovanni Viscardi show le cool around their new wine bar and delight us with their catacombs which are soon to be the most coveted drinking spots in Dublin.

This is the location of the original Bagots Hutton Wine Emporium (1829), their sweets store (where they made whiskey) was under the Market Bar. They'd roll the barrels underground from George's Street Arcade, under Fade St, and down to here. The catacombs were just full of rubble and rubbish, some stuff dating from the 1700s.

This is the first place we taken on ourselves though we have 30 years combined experience in other places, most recently in the South William bar. I suppose we are cocktail people really and we try to incorporate that into the vibe here but really the service and the atmosphere is the most important thing.

Rossi McCauley designed the interior and Terry Murphy did a fantastic building job. Terry has done other places like 777, Juniors and San Lorenzo's. We've had a fantastic response so far and it's all solely through word of mouth recommendations.

Bagots Hutton is located at 28 South William St. (Basement)