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Galway Events Guide

Galway Events Guide

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For inclusion in the guide email info[at]flirtfm.ie - private ticketed/commercial events are included at station's discretion. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate, but do check with the organisers before you set out for any events for the latest updates and prices/registration (where applicable).

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

Our House!
NUIG Dramsoc and GUMS | Galway University Musical Society
Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUIG  8pm €8/(5 for students) Socsbox.
14 November - 17 November
Joe Casey was just trying to impress his girlfriend on his 16th Birthday, but a run in with the cops forces Joe to make a choice between light and dark that will define his life. 
With music and lyrics by MADNESS and Labi Siffre and book by Tim Firth, this is a musical that is not to be missed, full of laughs, love and heartbreak. Directed by Martina Tierney, choreography by Meadhbh Lyons and musical direction by Niamh Roche, Our House will have you captivated from beginning to end. 
PLEASE NOTE: Seats may be resold at 8:05pm if the relevant ticketholders do not arrive sufficiently in time without notice

Flea Style Winter Markets
12 November - 17 December
Club Áras na nGael/Arts Centre Sráid Doiminic, 

In colaboration with Galway Arts Centre on four dates over the Winter. There will be three floors of thrifting, a vegan cafe , Arts and Crafts. It will be full to the brim of Christmas gift ideas from Flea Style Vendors , Stunning Art Stalls from around the country, a Vegan cafe by Bliss Bites Bakery where you can come in have a cuppa & some of Andrinnas haaamazing cake and chill out or walk around and browse through the all the stalls. 
We will be updating this event as we go along with all our vendors and giveaways , we are pretty excited and hope to bring you all lovely Flea Style Christmas Markets.

Keeping in Touch - Group Exhibition
20 October - 30 November, Foyer UCHG Newcastle rd 
'Keeping in Touch' is a collection of paintings by a group who together completed a degree in Fine Art at GMIT. The group has successfully collaborated on several common projects in the past and as individuals have had solo exhibitions and group shows including the RDS Visual Art Awards, The Galway Arts Festival and Irish Arts Review. 

15th TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 
3 November - 19 November
Various Galway venues
Galway Arts Centre, 126 Artist- Run Gallery, Nun’s Island Theatre, Connacht Tribune Print Works, Barnacles Hostel, and University Hospital Galway

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts is delighted to invite you to the exhibition launch and opening events of the 15th edition of the festival, curated by Matt Packer. The exhibition, titled They Call Us The Screamers, features the work of Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, Liz Magic Laser, McGibbon O’Lynn, Yvette Monahan, Yoko Ono, Plastique Fantastique, Richard Proffitt, Bob Quinn, Florian Roithmayr (with Meredith Monk), Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Marie-Louise Vittrup, and Lucy Stein, including 13 new commissions and projects.

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? 

Comedy at the Cellar Wednesdays 
21:00 - 23:00 Cellar Bar, Eglinton Street
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

Club OA2 Fridays
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.

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

Mad Craic Comedy Galway Saturdays
19:00–21:00 The Stock Exchange, 34 Shop Street
New lineup every week, with rotating regular presenters John O'Hare & Ross McCarthy.
11th November: Headliner Ashley Bentley
18th November: TBC
25th November: Headliner Donal Vaughan
2nd December: TBC
9th December: Headliner Michael Porter
Online group tickets only €6.50 per person for groups of 4+. Online regular tickets only €8 per person. Tickets €10 on the door.

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

Deep dive into marine biodiscovery !
Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG 9am-5pm Free
Did you know scientists were exploring the deep seas on the lookout for new drugs?
With the workshop “Marine Biodiscovery: from the Bottom of the Sea to the Pharmacy”, the audience will learn about the potential of marine organisms as drug sources. What are the different steps of Marine Biodiscovery, from the discovery of marine biodiversity to marine-derived drugs and chemical studies?

Join Prof. Olivier Thomas and Dr. Miriam Reverter (Marine Institute - Foras na Mara) and learn more about marine biodiscovery. Workshop open to all.

Prof. Foiani: From replication fork collapse to nuclear collapse
 Chromosome Biology, NUI Galway
 Biomedical Sciences Building, NUIG 4-5pm Free
Prof. Marco Foiani (Head of IFOM, Milan, Italy) presents
"From replication fork collapse to nuclear collapse: an ATR-mediated response controlling nuclear mechanics”

Light Up Galway City
Latin Quarter, Shop Street,  Wood Quay 5-8pm Free
 Santa is coming to Galway City on the 17th November to officially Light up Galway City.  This year Santa will be making 4 special stops on his magical train as he zips through the city turning on the lights. His first train stop will be in Galway's Latin Quarter at the Cross Roads. The train will then make its way up through Shop Street and stop at AIB on the corner of Abbeygate Street, where the Medtronic Choir will be singing live and the Galway Bay Fm Baycaster will be broadcasting.  Santa will then visit the Woodquay area of Galway to turn on their giant christmas tree and join in the christmas spirit. He will finish up with a trip to Galway's East Village, to join a host of local celebrities and musicians on stage. Here Santa will turn on the final lights of the city and the Christmas market live from the stage at the main entrance to the Eyre Square Shopping Centre 

Galway Christmas Beer Tent Opening Night
Eyre Square,  4-10pm Free Entry
Get Ready For the Biggest Christmas Party In The Country As We Kick Off The Festive Season Like No One Else! Enjoy Steins, Half Steins, Hot Tody's and Much Much More....As We Blast Out The Best Christmas Party Tunes, Chart Hits and Cracking Classics.

Cloughjordan Party in Galway! Ruaille Buaille meets Pressure Drop
Club Áras na nGael 45 Sráid Doiminic 7:30pm–2:00am €5
The good people of Cloughjordan Community farm need to rebuild their barn - or, better still, build a better one! 
NEW: come early and catch a talk on Cloughjordan from 8pm! Plus, there will be food from the farm!
This unique community owned and operated farm in Cloughjordan Ecovillage is holding a fun fudraiser with a set of Get-Up-To-Get-Down DJs from the Pressure Drop and Ruaille Buaille stables!!!
DJs Will Softly and Frank Bouchier of Ruaille Buaille join Ollie Moore and Paul Ryan of Pressure Drop for what is the penultimate Dance Party ever in Aras na nGael!
Global Beats and Reggae Treats will abound - expect afro house, cumbia, dancehall, funk, disco, and what works to make magic feet move and groove!
Prior to the dancing, there will be a presentaiton on cloughjordan ecovillage and farm, a discussion following on from this, while chai and hot veggie food will also be available - fresh from the farm!

Saturday 18th November 

Galway Bus To End Direct Provision Rally
 Galway Anti Racism Network
10am Cathedral, Galway returning from Dublin at 5.30pm 
Adults €10
Concession €5
Free for those living in direct provision.

Galway Anti Racism Network is running a bus to the End Direct Provision Rally at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin on Saturday, 18th of November (2pm). 

Please pm the page, email galwayunitesagainstracism@gmail.com or contact Brian at 085-1809951 if you're interested in travelling to the demo.

Merlin Woods Woodland Coppicing
Merlin Park Woods,Doughiska, Galway,  10am -5pm 
Anybody interested should contact friendsofmerlinwoods@gmail.com
The last of our woodland coppicing workshops through funding from Heritage Council will be on Sat Nov 18th. Debbie Reilly is our workshop leader , aswell as the benefit for the woodland flora ,it is hoped this will also be of benefit to various pollinators and butterflies 

Atheist Ireland AGM 2017
Harbour Hotel New Dock Road, 11.30am-5.30pm Free entry
The AGM morning session, from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm, is for members only (but you can join on the morning). It will include a review of our last year’s activities, arrangements for our programme of work for this year and election of officers.
The AGM afternoon session, from 2.45 pm to 5.30pm, is open to the public. We will discuss and get feedback on our plans for next year, including our campaign for the blasphemy referendum, our secular education campaign and our national and international human rights work.

Bus King#5 - Field Trip (Duo)
 Carroll's Lower Dominick Street 3-4pm Free but be early since limited spaces
Galway-based independent record label Rusted Rail continues its season of intimate gigs under the name "Bus King" on a stationary double-decker bus in a Galway beergarden. The Crustbucket pizza bus in Carrolls of Dominick Street will play host to a series of pop-up live music performances. curated by Rusted Rail, with the next "Bus King" gig taking place on Saturday the 18th of November at 3pm with a duo performance from Field Trip. "Pop songs full of beauty, melody, killer riffs and jostling reverberating guitars" is how The Thin Air described them whilst the Galway Advertiser says "Field Trip are no slackers, but connoisseurs of the finest traditions of eighties and nineties indie and shoegaze".  

22q11 Ireland Birthday Bash
22:00 Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Galway
22q11 Ireland are ten years old and we're having a right old knees up! The 22q11 Ireland Support Group was set up to provide help, support and accurate information to Irish families. 22q11 Deletion syndrome is a complex variable condition with over 180 different symptoms caused by a micro-deletion on the 22nd chromosome.

Night of the living dead
  Galway Fringe Festival
 Galway City Gallery  New Dock Street  8-10pm €10/€8
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.
Director: George A. Romero
Writers: John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo), George A. Romero (screenplay) (as George Romero)
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman

November Vegan Potluck
The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, 6:30–8:30pm  €3 (under 16 Free) but must bring a vegan cooked dish
strict no food, no entry policy
For those of you who aren't familiar with the idea of a potluck - just bring your favourite vegan dish, dessert or snack to share! Food can be home made or shop bought - as long as it's 100% vegan (no meat, eggs, dairy, honey or other animal products such as whey or gelatine). You don't need to be vegan to enjoy the event - just make sure any food you bring is vegan friendly. Please double check the ingredients list on any ingredients you use or any shop-bought food you are bringing to the potluck.
Free tea/coffee with a choice of plant based milks.
Microwave available to heat up food.

Róisín Dubh w/ Molly Sterling, Elizabeth Moen plus Sonny Casey
Upstairs Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street Upper 8-11.30pm €5
 Join two amazing artists Molly Sterling and Elizabeth Moen upstairs in the Roisin Dubh, for a special intimate gig, one time only in Galway.
Elizabeth Moen, who is touring from Iowa, came to Ireland last year and has since then fallen in love with our musical Emerald Isle. This year, we are lucky to welcome her back to our shores for a select few gigs around Ireland. Joining her is Molly Sterling, a young new artist on the Irish music scene that is sure to stop your heart with her darkly beautiful music.
They will be joined on the night by Special Guest Sonny Casey Music from Galway.
Limited tickets will be available on the door, grab one now to avoid disappointment.

QVRtv Cyberdelic Reality 1.0 - Blade Runners Return
 Seven - The Loft, Bridge Street 8pm - 2.30am €5 b4 11pm €7 after
Multimedia Blade Runner Themed Event.
- Video Mapping - VJing - AV Performance - DJs - Cosplay - VR - Screenings - Interactive Installations ----- 
Music Genres - Psy Breaks- Synthwave - EBM - Techno - Industrial - Bass - Psystep - Electro - Psy Tech
Cyberdelic is the first in a series of Cyberpunk Themed Nights incorporating Different forms of Technology and Art. The term comes from the combination of Psychedelic Experiences merged with Technology and Sci-Fi
The event will Feature DJ + AV performances, VJing, LED decor, Video Mapping and other forms of New Media Art.
To Celebrate the Release of Blade Runner 2049 this will be an immersive event featuring elements inspired by the Original Blade Runner Film.

Sunday 19th November

Kenosha Kid
The Black Gate Cultural Centre, Francis St 8-11pm €10
The Black Gate are delighted to host the fantastic Kenosha Kid, Sunday Nov 19th. Self-described as post-everything instrumental music that takes chances without losing sight of the beautiful melodies and the rhythmic glue from which all great music is built. 
With Roland Fidezius of Berlin (bassist of thrash-jazz ensemble Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla MASK), Sean Carpio and Shane Latimer of Dublin (drums with Bog Bodies, and guitar with Outerspaceways Inc., respectively), and the composer/guitarist/bandleader Dan Nettles, hailing from Athens, Georgia, USA,
Dan Nettles guitar
Shane Latimer guitar
Roland Fidezius bass
Sean Carpio drums

w/ Matthew Berrill

 Roisin Dubh, Dominick St 8pm  €22.50 (€20 members)
Legendary Folk singer performs an intimate gig 

Monday 20th November

Galway Traveller Accommodation Inquiry: The Real Stories
 Hosted by National Traveller Womens Forum and Galway Traveller Movement
The Connacht Hotel, Dublin rd 10am-4pm
Spaces are limited - RSVP to jacinta@gtmtrav.ie or message us on Facebook.
The inquiry will present the reality of the Traveller accommodation crisis in Galway city and county through evidence documented and gathered by the community. The event will centre on members of the Traveller community sharing their stories through testimonies and film. 

The day will include:
Traveller Stories: ‘Keeping Our Hopes of Home Alive' - Community Strengths, Discrimination, Homelessness, Unmet Targets

Launch of 'Traveller Homes Now' community campaign!

A set of demands from the community calling for change directed at the Irish Government will be presented on the day.

Responses and key findings presented by a panel of experts:
Maria Joyce (National Traveller Womens Forum) 
Brigid Quilligan (Kerry Travellers Health and Community Development Project)
Bridgie Casey (Irish Traveller Movement)
Oein De Bhardúin (Clondalkin Travellers Development Group)
Fr. Peter McVerry (Peter McVerry Trust)
Ruth Gallagher (Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission)
Padraic Kenna (School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway)
Chris Mc Inerney (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick),
Cian Finn, Presentation of ‘Traveller Participation in Local Government and the provision of Traveller specific accommodation’ Research Findings (Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick)

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Three Perspectives on Finitude Philosophy Seminar Series
Semnar room, The Bridge, NUI Galway 2-4pm
The final event in the seminar series in Philosphy. Papers by Galway Doctoral Scholars: Annie McKeown O'Donovan and Lucy Elvis and IRC Doctoral Scholar Gino Querini. Each short paper will last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions to each speaker with time at close for a group discussion. 

Luan Parle 
The Secret Garden William Street West 6-8pm Free
Phone : 085 758 3927 
Luan Parle has been writing for her new album which she hopes to release in 2018. I’m very excited to try out some of these new tunes that she's been working on while also playing songs from her back catalog.

Tuesday 21st November

The Black Gate Table Quiz ~ Film & TV Edition
The Black Gate, Francis st 8-11pm €20 per Table of max four 

Come test your knowledge of all things Film & TV related with the second installment of Tuesday night table quizzes in The Black Gate! Kicks off @ 8pm, (:

Sina Theil unplugged
The Secret Garden, William Street West,
Sina Theil will be playing an intimate unplugged gig at Galway's The Secret Garden.
Originally from Germany, Sina Theil picked up a guitar at the age of 18 and in a few short years she has flourished as an accomplished singer/songwriter. 

Wednesday 22nd November

Digital Scholarship Seminar 35: Ioanna Kyvernitou
Hardiman Building 1001 (The Bridge), NUIG 2-3pm Free
Ioanna Kyvernitou (English & DAH, NUIG)
From Primary Sources to Semantic Web Applications: Representing Arguments of Early Modern Women Philosophers
My research project is developing an ontology for representing early modern women philosophers’ argumentation. This talk presents the methodology for deducing key elements and modeling arguments of two early modern women philosophers, Damaris Masham (1659-1708) and Mary Astell (1666-1731), from their writings on the topic of divine love, a topic that combines philosophy with theology and the history of emotions. This is a proof of concept for enabling the representation of early modern women’s intertextual practices and philosophical argumentations. Further, the talk will discuss how Semantic Web technologies can make information about women’s philosophical opinions as found in early 18th-century texts more easily retrievable to users. It will also explore the benefits of using linked data approaches in representing the data. 

Friday 24th November

Richard III Discovered Exhibit
Galway Science & Technology Festival
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance, NUIG 10am-3pm
Matthew Morris will give a talk on Friday 24th November at 4pm - venue TBC
The exhibit led by Dr. Turi King shows how science and technology was used to discover a body that had been lost for 500 years during an archaeological dig under a council car park in Leicester which led to the identification through DNA of King Richard III’s skeleton. This event presents a fantastic opportunity to learn how the combination of genetics, genealogy, archaeology, history, forensics and some real-life CSI (crime scene investigation) was used in solving an historical detective story of a missing body.

Sunday 26th November

King Richard III - Life, Death & DNA Talk by Prof Turi King
The Human Biology Building University Road, 1pm  Free
 In August 2012 the University of Leicester undertook one of the most ambitious archaeological projects, called Grey Friars. Archaeologists, historians and DNA experts joined forces to discover the remains of Richard III. 
How did the work go and what was found out – Dr Turi King, this year’s special guest of the festival will tell us. Turi is professor at the University of Leicester, prominent expert in Genetics and Archaeology and Head of the International Research Team working on the DNA identification of Richard III. 

The Routes Quartet ~ Workshop
 The Black Gate , Francis St 11am-4pm €10 (with free entry to evening's concert)
As part of their 2018 tour, The Routes Quartet are running a day long workshop in The Black Gate, for students 16+ years to learn, arrange and perform tunes. All instruments welcome. The day ends with all students joining The Routes Quartet in concert that evening.
Routes Is A String Quartet With A Difference; Made Up Of Traditional Folk Musicians,Routes Writes And Performs A Combination Of Contemporary Compositions And Innovative Arrangements Of Traditional Music. The Ensemble Bridges The Gap Between Classical And Folk Music; Exploring The Vast Textures, Tones And Intimate Musical Qualities Which Are Characteristic Of A String Quartet.