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Multi-day Events (Day-by-day Events Below)


Monday Night Open Mic
NUIG Distortion and NUIG Music Soc
Sult NUIG 9pm - 11 September to 14 November
Come along to sing, perform, dance or tell a joke!! If you do you'll get rewarded with a tasty cold one. So grab your friends and call in!
We will have guitars, a cajon, a bass and a keyboard on site......so no need to bring your own.

Bread & Salt: A Festival of Middle Eastern Culture & Art

The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St
 Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

Saturday 21st October

Bread & Salt: A Festival of Middle Eastern Culture & Art

The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St 10a.m.-midnight

The Arabic phrase “there is bread and salt between us” means a strong bond built on respect and represents the beginning of friendship. In many European and Middle-Eastern countries, these two ingredients are offered as a ceremonial gesture to welcome a stranger into one’s home. If there has been bread and salt between you, you can never be at war.

At a time when Middle-Eastern immigrants and refugees are having increasingly to journey far into the West to build a new life, it is important to construct a bridge of appreciation and understanding between the different cultures and communities; to encourage diversity and inclusivity and to challenge the numerous stereotypes around Arabic people in exile. To this ... See more

Readings of Modern Arabic and Persian Poetry
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend
Black Gate cultural centre Francis St 2-3pm

Readings of modern Arabic and Persian poetry (in English, Arabic and Farsi) with Abdelilah Gouai, Ali Jalivand, Shereen Sabagh, Clíodhna Carney, and Eva Bourke. The readings will be performed to the accompaniment of the Oud played by musical maestro Tom Portman.

Film Screening of Documentary "Arna's Children"
4.30-6pm

Juliano Mer Khamis' documentary on his mother, Arna, an activist against the Israeli occupation who founded an alternative education system for Palestinian children. 

When Israeli soldier Arna Mer-Khamis marries Palestinian Saliba Khamis in the 1950s, she becomes an activist for Palestinian human rights. Moving to Jenin, a city in the Palestinian West Bank, Arna opens a theater center for children. This documentary shows her work from 1989 to 1996, then returns in 2002 after Arna's death to see how the children she mentored turned out

Film Screening of Documentary "Art/Violence"
 6.30-7.45pm
 
Inspired by characters from “Alice in Wonderland”, “Waiting for Godot” and “Antigone”, young Palestinian actors deal with the military occupation and gender oppression, violence and grief, on stage and in life.

Following the lead of their beloved director and peace activist Juliano Mer-Khamis, who was murdered on April 4th, 2011 outside the Freedom Theater in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank, they use their imagination in an unpredictably brutal environment creating an artistic rebellion; a vivid and brave portrayal of a young, active generation of Palestinians.

Live Music Performance by Shabab and Shayan Coohe of Navá
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 9-10pm
 
Live music performance by the Iranian brothers Shabab and Shayan Coohe of Irianian/Irish fusion band Navá

Sunday 22nd October

Arabic Dance Workshop
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 11:00–12:45

Arabic Dance workshop with Joelle Azzam. Basic oriental dance techniques including hip movements, belly roll, hand movements and a simple choreography to beautiful Arabic belly dance music. 
Wear comfortable clothes. No previous experience needed.
Booking is necessary as places are limited. Call 0851604482. 15€/12€ for students.

Film Screening of "Junction 48"
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend
The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St 2.30-4pm
  Young Palestinians use hip-hop to fight back against oppression in Israel. Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle to make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Buffet of Middle-Eastern Cuisine
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 5-7pm 

Following the interview between film director Udi Aloni and writer and radio presenter Vincent Woods, there will be a delicious buffet of food for people to sample the varied tastes from all over the Middle-Easter region and beyond.

Theatre Performance
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 7-10pm
Theatre performance directed by Djenabah Bakary, adapted from stories of Middle-Eastern people who are now living in Ireland
 
Arabic Disco with DJ Sasha von Thulen
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 11pm-2am €5

To end the festival with style, the brilliant DJ Sasha von Thulen will permeate the Black Gate Cultural Centre with some more Arabic dance music


Irish SoundSystem Gathering 2017
Leisureland Salthill, Galway 20 October at 15:00 to 22 October at 2:30
4pm - 8pm >> Free/Donation
9pm - close >> €15 per night
Weekend Ticket > €25
Roots - Dub - Reggae - Dancehall - Ska - Steppas - Dubstep - Drum & Bass - Jungle : For the first time in Ireland : 8 SoundSystems <> 2 Days <> 1 Roof

Tiny Traders Village
Aras na nGael, Dominick St  Saturday 9th of September and weekly thereafter 11:00 - 18:00
Best of local producers, food drink and craft.
Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location.
Free admission

Rock N' Rolla - €4 DVRB Tuesdays  
Carbon Nightclub Eglinton Street 23:00–2:00
€4 DVRB's and a mix of the finest Indie & Rock music - is there a better combination on a Tuesday? 

Wednesdays from the 6th Sept to 20 December
Comedy at the Cellar
The Cellar Bar 21:00 - 23:00
Live Stand Up Comedy from some of the BEST circuit comedians, from Ireland and abroad, every Wednesday at The Cellar Bar. With a new lineup every week, Comedy at the Cellar is a must see for any fans of comedy, or people just looking for "the craic".

Revolve Wednesdays at Electric
Electric Garden & Theatre Upper Abbeygate Street,  
Hip Hop and R'n'B

Hoolie; Thursdays in Electric
Electric Garden 23:00–02:00
www.Uniphinights.com

Club OA2
Aras Na nGael Dominick st  Friday Nights 21:00-00:30 €5 after 10pm
Friday night dance club in the Gaelic language club. Initially meant playing non-English language music and evolved into playing some fine fine ethnic funk, reggae and other grooves.

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 st October,

Irish SoundSystem Gathering 2017
Leisureland Salthill, Galway 20 October at 15:00 to 22 October at 2:30
4pm - 8pm >> Free/Donation
9pm - close >> €15 per night
Weekend Ticket > €25
Featuring...
- History of SoundSystem Culture Exhibition
- Sound Clash both nights
- Workshops (Live Dubbing/Speaker Bulding & more..)
- Live System demos
- Engineer Q & A
- Record Fair
- Clothing Stalls
- Food Area (Jamaica Joes & Packman Pizza)

<<< FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER >>>
ALL SoundSystems on display both days.
4pm – 9pm > Interactive Exhibition, Q and A, Demos, Workshops, Record Fair, Food, Clothing stalls..
9pm – 2am > Electronic (Bass) music SoundSystems Sound Clash

<<< SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER >>>
4pm – 8pm > Interactive Exhibition, Q and A, Demos, Workshops, Record Fair, Food, Clothing stalls..
9pm – 2.30am > Roots Reggae SoundSystems Sound Clash

Friday 20th October

La Malinche Presents Antía Otero & Launch of Migrant Shores
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Cornstore 5.30-8.30pm
La Malinche Readings, Salmon Poetry & The Galway One World Centre present Galician Poet Antía Otero alongside Sarah Clancy, Lorna Shaughnessy & Keith Payne for the launch of Migrant Shores with readings in Arabic, English & Galician.

ConTempo String Quartet ~ Music & Musings
The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis st 8.30-11.30pm €12

Join ConTempo String Quartet for the first in a series of candlelit concerts, in association with the Contemporary Music Centre, featuring new music and conversations with composers and artists. They will be joined by composer Kevin Volans to discuss his well-known piece White Man Sleeps, which will be performed by ConTempo Quartet alongside works by Bartók.

Green Vision
 The Kitchen, Galway City Museum 7-8.30pm Free
Tickets by Eventbrite

Join Green Party leader Eamon Ryan TD to discuss how we can achieve a truly sustainable society, with environmental and social justice for all.
Everyone is most welcome to join this exciting discussion, including a Q&A with Eamon. 
Hosted by Pauline O'Reilly, Green Party candidate for Galway West South Mayo.
Refreshments (tea, coffee & snacks) will be served. Drinks and other food available from the cafe.


Little Hours + Wild Youth
Monroe's Live, Dominick St 8.30pm
Public · Hosted by Little Hours and Monroe's Live
Age 18 And Up
www.littlehoursmusic.com


Adam Murphy album launch
  Galway Folk Club and Galway Fringe Festival
De Burgo's Augustine St 9-11.30 
Adam Murphy album launch, De Burgo’s Friday October 20th 2017
Adam’s seventh album, ‘Out of the System’, is a two-sided set reflecting on (1) music; and (2) life at the bottom of the music business, with its characters, thoughts, and myriad of swinging emotions. The songs range from spacey mellowness to fiery rock.

Other links:
You can have a listen on Bandcamp: https://adammurphy.bandcamp.com/

Website:

Spotify:

Balcony Tv
http://balconytv.com/v/adam-murphy-good-ol-wine


Interwoven: Galway World Fashion Show
 Electric Garden Abbeygate St 6.30-10pm Free
 
INTERWOVEN: Galway World Fashion Show

Galway Anti Racism Network and One World Tapestry present INTERWOVEN: Galway World Fashion Show, an eclectic night of colour, creativity and style! Featuring models from diverse backgrounds and communities, including asylum seekers and people living in Direct Provision, the event will celebrate Galway's rich cultural 'tapestry', showcasing traditional clothing and costumes from all over the world: Malawi, Pakistan, Nigeria, India, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Syria, China, Morocco, Ireland and more! There will be a panel of judges and some very special guests throughout the night, including Mr and Miss Malawi Ireland 2017. The fashion show will be followed by live music from local artists such as V.Touch (Zimbabwe) and a world music DJ. This is a night to come together – to meet new people, to share and learn from each other, to dance, celebrate and continue to weave the vibrant tapestry of Galway – All Tribes Welcome!


Saturday 21st October
Bread & Salt: A Festival of Middle Eastern Culture & Art


The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St 10a.m.-midnight

The Arabic phrase “there is bread and salt between us” means a strong bond built on respect and represents the beginning of friendship. In many European and Middle-Eastern countries, these two ingredients are offered as a ceremonial gesture to welcome a stranger into one’s home. If there has been bread and salt between you, you can never be at war.

At a time when Middle-Eastern immigrants and refugees are having increasingly to journey far into the West to build a new life, it is important to construct a bridge of appreciation and understanding between the different cultures and communities; to encourage diversity and inclusivity and to challenge the numerous stereotypes around Arabic people in exile. To this end, we would like to invite all citizens, artists and laypersons, young and old to discover and meet each other at the inaugural Bread & Salt festival - a two-day event hosted by the Black Gate Cultural Centre on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October. 

The event will include theatre workshops for young people and dance workshops for everyone; a theatre performance; film screenings and discussion; poetry readings performed through Arabic and English; live music and dance; and a feast of food; all originated in or inspired by Middle-Eastern culture. The organisers, artists and volunteers are of many nationalities - Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, Lebanese, Turkish, Irish, as well as from various other European countries.

including

Readings of Modern Arabic and Persian Poetry
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend
Black Gate cultural centre Francis St 2-3pm

Readings of modern Arabic and Persian poetry (in English, Arabic and Farsi) with Abdelilah Gouai, Ali Jalivand, Shereen Sabagh, Clíodhna Carney, and Eva Bourke. The readings will be performed to the accompaniment of the Oud played by musical maestro Tom Portman.


Film Screening of Documentary "Arna's Children"
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend
4.30-6pm

Juliano Mer Khamis' documentary on his mother, Arna, an activist against the Israeli occupation who founded an alternative education system for Palestinian children. 

When Israeli soldier Arna Mer-Khamis marries Palestinian Saliba Khamis in the 1950s, she becomes an activist for Palestinian human rights. Moving to Jenin, a city in the Palestinian West Bank, Arna opens a theater center for children. This documentary shows her work from 1989 to 1996, then returns in 2002 after Arna's death to see how the children she mentored turned out

Film Screening of Documentary "Art/Violence"
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend
 6.30-7.45pm
 
Inspired by characters from “Alice in Wonderland”, “Waiting for Godot” and “Antigone”, young Palestinian actors deal with the military occupation and gender oppression, violence and grief, on stage and in life.

Following the lead of their beloved director and peace activist Juliano Mer-Khamis, who was murdered on April 4th, 2011 outside the Freedom Theater in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank, they use their imagination in an unpredictably brutal environment creating an artistic rebellion; a vivid and brave portrayal of a young, active generation of Palestinians.


Live Music Performance by Shabab and Shayan Coohe of Navá
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 9-10pm
 
Live music performance by the Iranian brothers Shabab and Shayan Coohe of Irianian/Irish fusion band Navá


Booklaunch: 'City of Streams'
  The Kenny Gallery and Kennys Bookshop, Liosbaurn Estate 3-6pm
 
All welcome to this event where Caitríona Hastings' new book 'City of Streams: Galway Folklore and Folk Life in the 1930s' will be officially lauched by Professor Gearóid O'Tuathaigh, at Kennys Bookshop in Liosbán, Galway. 

The launch is free to attend and all are welcome. The book is published by History Press and portrays the life of people living in Galway in the 1930s. Have a read of Des Kenny's review here: http://bit.ly/2yKW7Vy 

Join us for the launch to hear Caitríona ready from her latest book, when she will also be signing copies. Drinks will be served. 

Cuddle a Kitten with Galway Cat Rescue
 Petmania  Wellpark 1-4pm Free 
Cuddle a Kitten with Galway Cat Rescue and find out everything you need to know about owning a Cat. 
Find out how you can offer a forever home to a needy kitten. 
 

Our Latin Thing - Halloween Party - Back To Classics
 Galway Rowing Club 8pm - 2am 
Entry: Just Party 10E. Workshop and Party 15E
8pm Workshop: Halloween Dance Choreography

OUR LATIN THING ( BACK TO CLASICS)
HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!
SABOR CLÁSICO - SONIDO MODERNO

Featuring the music of the Golden Era PLUS Today's most remarkable tunes with Classic Flavour.

SALSA, MAMBO, SON MONTUNO, CHA CHA CHA, GUAGUANCO, CHARANGA, Plus... BACHATA, KIZOMBA, MERENGUE, REGGAETON & MORE!!!
With Deejay Sabroso!

Dress Code: Black Tie (Classic) or Bring your Halloween Costume.

Sunday 22nd October


Arabic Dance Workshop
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 11:00–12:45

Arabic Dance workshop with Joelle Azzam. Basic oriental dance techniques including hip movements, belly roll, hand movements and a simple choreography to beautiful Arabic belly dance music. 
Wear comfortable clothes. No previous experience needed.
Booking is necessary as places are limited. Call 0851604482. 15€/12€ for students.

Film Screening of "Junction 48"
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend
The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St 2.30-4pm
  Young Palestinians use hip-hop to fight back against oppression in Israel. Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle to make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Buffet of Middle-Eastern Cuisine
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 5-7pm 

Following the interview between film director Udi Aloni and writer and radio presenter Vincent Woods, there will be a delicious buffet of food for people to sample the varied tastes from all over the Middle-Easter region and beyond.

Theatre Performance
  Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 7-10pm
Theatre performance directed by Djenabah Bakary, adapted from stories of Middle-Eastern people who are now living in Ireland
 

Arabic Disco with DJ Sasha von Thulen
 Bread & Salt Middle-Eastern Cultural Weekend 11pm-2am €5

To end the festival with style, the brilliant DJ Sasha von Thulen will permeate the Black Gate Cultural Centre with some more Arabic dance music

Monday 23rd October

Maeve Clancy's Den-Making workshop for children + adults
  Galway Arts Centre, Dominick St 3-4.30pm
 (rescheduled from the 16th thanks to Hurricane)
Maeve Clancy's Den-Making workshop for children + Adults will now run on Monday 23 October from 3pm - 4.30pm. All tickets for original workshop on 16 October valid.

Followed by a gallery talk for adults with artist Maeve Clancy from 6pm - 6.45pm
Creator of The Moon Belongs to Everyone, Maeve Clancy, talks about her approach to making work for children and what has informed her latest work new work for a particular space as she guides us through her latest paper installation in Galway Arts Centre.


Artist Maeve Clancy uses the creation of temporary spaces beautifully made with paper to explore self-identity and a sense of self in children within the current landscape of the mass movement of people across the world.

Wednesday 25th October

The Rubber Wellies
Rouge Restaurant 38 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
Based in Bilbao and Dublin they have spent the last eight years touring Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe playing bars, cafes, theatres, circus galas, festivals and folk clubs alike.
Free entry, amazing food. Booking recommended.
www.hotdroprecords.com

Thursday 26th October

Aslan @ Quays Galway
Quays Bar G11 Quay Street Galway 20:00 €20 
Legendary  Irish Rock band play Galway gig
This WILL be a sell out not to be missed!!!!!

Sunday 29th October

Macnas Parade 

Shop St 5.30pm Free
Annual macnas Halloween parade. Always worth a look
This year’s concept is a variation on an iconic theme: The Irish Wake, devised by Parade Creative Director Orla Clogher.

followed by

Parade after-party
Rowing Club, Woodquay 9pm -2am €5
come and socialise with some of the alternative and artistic community

Friday 3rd November

Matthew E. White (Solo)
Roisin Dubh Lower Dominick st  20:00-23:00 €16/14
Tickets on sale now
An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics. 
Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

Saturday 4th November

Craig Gallagher
Roisin Dubh Lower Dominick st  20:00–23:00 €12.50/10
Dublin’s Craig Gallagher began his career singing the pubs of Dublin’s. He recently released a four track EP titled “Home” that shot to No.1 on iTunes in Ireland, and he has earned over two million streams on Spotify.  

Friday 10th November

Moxie
Roisin Dubh Lower Dominick St 20:00 – 23:00  €16/14 
Their music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounding of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping into their music it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland. 

Friday 17th November 

Paul Noonan & Maria Kelly
Roisin Dubh Lower Dominick St, 20:00–23:00 €28/26
PAUL NOONAN (Bell X1) Solo Show
performing songs from Bell X1, Printer Clips & solo catalogue
Special guest Maria Kelly