What's On in Galway

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For inclusion in the Galway Events Guide email info[at]flirtfm.ie - private ticketed/commercial Events in Galway City are included at station's discretion. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate and up to date, 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

Foil Arms and Hog: Galway
23-24 January, 20:00-22:30, Leisureland 
Bringing their new show Swines to Galway! Tickets: http://bit.ly/SwinesGalway

Subtitle European Film Festival
24-26 January, Town Hall Theatre Galway
In conjunction with the Town Hall Theatre, Subtitle European Film Festival is delighted to return to Galway to present some of it's most popular titles for a weekend Best Of! See popular, accessible comedies, thrillers and dramas, for a magical weekend of cinema.

Single-Day Events

Monday January 20th

Comedy Bingo January 2020 with Steve Bennett & Steven Sharpe
20:00-22:30, Róisín Dubh
Join Steve and friends for a night of madcap comedy bingo.
It’s a high energy gameshow with crazy prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! Prizes like Tickets to Comedy & Music shows in The Róisín Dubh, vouchers for restaurants and businesses around town, sweets, crisps, beers and TEDDIES!
On the night there'll be themed Musical Bingo and 'Normal' Bingo, but with all the wrong calls to piss off your gran!

Wednesday January 22nd

Eclectics: Blackbird & Crow
21:00-23:30, The Black Gate (€10)
Blackbird & Crow hail from the farthest northern corner of Co Donegal, Ireland. The band are comprised of Maighread Ni Ghrasta (Vocals) and Stephen Doohan (Guitar/Bouzouki /Stomp) and are possibly best described musically as a Celtic folk blues outfit with a punk attitude.
Stephen and Maighread joined forces in early 2016 to begin writing and playing together as Blackbird & Crow.

DJ Seinfeld Irish Tour - Galway
23:00-02:30, Seven Bar Galway (€10)
Support: Paddy Hogan, Ryan Cawley & Eoin Barry
DJ Seinfeld returns to Ireland after some incredible performances in the past - with standouts at Forbidden Fruit, Electric Picnic, Life Festival & his sold out shows in Galway, Dublin & Cork last year.

Thursday January 23rd

JAZZGate: The Music of Nina Simone (feat. Barbara Vulso, vocals)
21:00-23:30, The Black Gate (€10)
Curated by Aengus Hackett Music, the #JAZZGate Series pays tribute to the greatest jazz artists and composers of all time, 
as well as featuring local and visiting musicians - the absolute cream of the Irish Jazz scene. 

Hoolie W/ Big Miz
23:00-02:00, Electric Galway
Big Miz has taken his sounds to new levels over the years and has emerged as a prominent producer and DJ in Glasgow's popular techno and house scene. His music ranges from acidic tinges to disco, 808 rhythms and typical techno and house cool.

Saturday January 25th

Galway Astronomy Festival 2020
09:00-21:00, Harbour Hotel Galway (Guest €25, Members €15, Students/Seniors €15, Children (U16) Free, Festival Dinner €30)
Galway Astronomy Club’s AstroFest 2020 is taking place in the Harbour Hotel, Galway city on Saturday 25th January with registration open from 9.15am. For anyone interested in astronomy & science this event is not to be missed, it includes a series of talks, trade displays, photographic displays and a lunchtime workshop with Mike Foylan of the Cherryvalley Observatory in Co Meath. There will also be a special screening of the fabulous documentary ‘Apollo 11’ at the EYE Cinema on the Friday evening at 7.30pm.
For full details visit www.galwayastronomyclub.ie & Facebook

Hard Candy | Factory
23:00-02:30, Electric Galway
Hard Candy makes noise in Factory once a month and this time resident Tatumba will be playing a full 3.5 hour set - if youre into that deep tech house goodness this is not one to miss out on! Plus there will be the general Saturday night vibes of course.

Monday January 26th

Allianz League Double Header
12:30-17:00, Pearse Stadium
Round 1 of the Allians league starting off with the hurling Galway versus Westmeath, throw in at 12:30. Facing in to the football in the afternoon Galway versus Monaghan throw in at 14:30. Gailllimh abú!

Great Medieval Bake Off
11:00-14:00, NUI Galway
Hosted by NUIG Archaeology Society
Join us for our collab with Baking Soc and compete with your fellow students to make the best dish! The bonus is you get to eat the treats you make after! Stop in at the SocsBox to sign up for free, Space is limited.

Monday January 27th

SERVE@Home Galway
19:00-21:00, Café Temple
SERVE@Home is an initiative led by volunteers and supported by a member of the SERVE team. The groups will organise campaigns and events, plan fundraisers or deliver workshops at training days to name just a few ideas. 2020 is the Decade of Delivery for the Global Goals, they hope that the SERVE@Home groups will contribute to raising awareness and responding to the Sustainable Development Goals. We have just 10 years to achieve The Global Goals and they want YOU to help us work towards them. This is your opportunity to use your volunteer experience to create an even greater and lasting change to the future of our world.

Tuesday January 28th

George Murphy And The Rising Sons
20:00-23:00, Town Hall Theatre Galway
Steeped in the tradition and folklore of Ireland’s greatest folk legends, George shot to fame overnight as a contestant of You’re a Star and a number one album produced by Phil Coulter, his brilliant version of Raglan Road was matched only by the great Luke Kelly.
Lost his way for a few years touring the States, but brought very much to life again as a brilliant balladeer when he joined The High Kings. 
Now starring in his own right, his New Beginnings tour is now on the road

Wednesday January 29th

It's Always FUNNY in Philadelphia Quiz
19:00-22:00, The Skeff (Tables of 4: €40 | Tables of 5: €50)
It's Always FUNNY in Philadelphia, With guest comedian MC Karl Spain.
Are you a Dayman? Fighter of the Nightman? Champion of the Sun? A Master of Karate and Friendship for Everyone? Then gather the gang and get ready! It's bound to be very, VERY competitive. A donation will be made to Jigsaw Galway.
Start time: 7.30 pm. Email: marketing@theskeff.ie to reserve your table.

Thursday January 30th

Amigo The Devil
21:00-23:30, Róisín Dubh (€12.50)
Amigo The Devil, has been challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists, and rock/extreme metal fans alike with his morbid, yet oddly romantic, take on folk that has amassed a dedicated and cult like fan-base.

Friday January 31st

Saint Facade Live-@-The Ol'55
22:00, The Ol' 55
Saint Facade are playing in The Ol'55 again with with more banging tunes from 60's to Now, a night not to be missed.

Saturday February 1st

OPEN CALL - Auditions
10:00-17:00, Luminosa Music
The Luminosa String Orchestra, Galway, is currently accepting applications for tutti violin, viola, cello and double bass, to form a panel of substitute players to cover a project based programme. The Luminosa String Orchestra is a professional string orchestra. All performances and rehearsals will take place in Galway city.
Successful applicants will be employed on a freelance basis for concerts throughout the year when needed.
Please send a cover letter to lucy@luminosa.ie including a c.v. with details of your experience, including solo, ensemble and orchestral, musical qualifications, musical training, institutions and teachers. Closing date for applications Friday 24th January 2020.

Harry Potter House Championships
11:00-13:00, Westside Public Library
Join us and take on the challenge of the Hogwarts House Tournament.  A fun morning of Harry Potter games, quizzes and crafts.  Booking essential so ring on 091509091 

Sunday February 2rd

Vintage Kilo Sale Galway
2 Februray from 11:00-16:00
Harbour Hotel Galway
What can I get for a Kilo?
It really depends on your taste and the look you are trying to create, here are a few ideas of what you can get for a kilo:
-1 Jacket, t-shirt, shorts and shoes.
-2 branded track jackets.
-4 shirts.
-A pair of denim jeans, pattern jacket and converse.
Let your imagination run wild! Pick and mix as you like. It's only €25 per kilo, you never know what you will find. You can expect a great atmosphere filled with buzzing music, happy faces and tons of awesome clothes.

Tuesday February 4th

Postgraduate Open Day
12:00-15:00, NUI Galway
Expert panel discussion on funding, careers, making an application and more.
Research Scholarships- information from Professor Lucy Byrnes Dean of Graduate Studies
Personal Statement Workshop- Pamela Devins Career Development Centre, NUI Galway.

Wednesday February 5th

Boiler Room pres. Bass & Percs: Galway
23:00-2:30, Seven Bar 
Boiler Room are taking the energy of our Bass & Percs sessions out of HQ and on the road. Tickets available @eventbrite.ie

Weekly Recurring Events

Open Mic Night
Sundays, 20:30, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
Welcome to the open mic. All musicians are welcome to come in and hone their talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just join in and sign up at nine pm sharp in the beer garden! The primary focus is to create a good atmosphere for people to come in and try out their ideas and to do so with encouragement. This has been made possible by the truly fantastic crowds that have come in every Sunday over the past few years. Everyone is given attention, support and a chance to do their thing! A house guitar is provided for all.

Feminist Discussion Group
Mondays, 19:00-20:00, Youth Work Ireland, Prospect Hill
Rotating between feminist discussion evenings and organisational meetings. 
GFC think it is very important to talk about themes such as feminism, power, queer issues, human rights, capitalism and globalisation (among others), from an intersectional standpoint.

The Black Magic Big Band
Mondays, 21:30-23:30, Seven Bar
The Black Magic Big Band is an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era. The band is led by trumpeter and arranger John Fleming with fine soloists like Steve Hanks and Bertrand Huvé on sax, 

Sew Last Season 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Ozanam House, Augustine Street 
Open to new members, please contact in advance. Call 0872948837 or see the Group Facebook Page.
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
Weekdays 10:00-17:00 Services & Repairs (they fix it for you at a cost)
Wed 18:00-21:00 Sat 13:00-15:00 DIY Workshop (fix your bike with guidance):
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop, Earls Island
Group Facebook Page
NUIG's Bike society host a repair workshop to teach neophytes and others how to look after their bikes.

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.
Thursdays, 21:00-23:00 The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street
Event Facebook Page
Weekly live stand-up comedy. Pizza or finger food served at the break. Early booking and arrival recommended.

Gabriel G Band
Last Thursday of each month, 21:00 - 23:45, Monroe's Galway, €5
Gabriel G Band are bringing something special to Monroe's, starting Thursday 31st of January, and every last Thursday of each month. Gabriel G. is a flute player and piper who has been part of Galwayʼs musical scene for the past 14 years. At the moment this Spanish-Irish musician is regularly involved in musical projects like John Conneely Inc.

40% Off Sundays
23:00-02:00, Electric Galway
To go along with the tunes we've got 40% off selected drinks to make sure you have the best time among friends...