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 

TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2019
1-17 November, locations across the city
This year’s festival, which runs to November 17, is curated by Kerry Guinan, comprises 15 contemporary artists, four specifically commissioned projects, and 12 associated events, across 14 venues in Galway. These include a socially-engaged commission by artist and folklore collector Michael Fortune, in collaboration with the Skehana and District and Heritage Group; a large-format public art commission by Dublin collective SUBSET; and a new partnership and exhibition with Galway City Museum. Events range from an all-ages weather-reading workshop with Nikita Coulter in the Nuns Island Theatre to a black-metal-noise performance by the metal band Bogs of Aughiska in the Róisín Dubh.

Single-Day Events

Tuesday November 5th

Postgraduate Open Day
12:00 - 15:00, NUI Galway
NUI Galway has over 180 postgraduate taught courses, over 150 research and PhD options. come along to Open Day and find out how you can enhance your career options.

Make Natural Skin Care Products at home for gifting
18:30 – 20:00, Crane Bar (€10)
Learn how to make nourishing natural skin care products at home. Find out how to blend and formulate beautiful skincare products to suit your skin type. Treat your family and friends to lovely gifts for Christmas and other occasions that are completely free of all synthetic ingredients. Use local and seasonal herbs and essences to personalise your skin products.

Seven Bar Galway (€5)
VORTEX at The Loft is the latest club night to explode into Galway, a massive night for all of Galway! Hosted by the DJ Soc of NUIG we have a fantastic line up of some of the most talented DJs Ireland has to offer. We can’t wait to get this club pumping and we know it will be an unforgettable night for everyone!

Thursday November 7th 

JAZZGate: Music of Bill Evans (feat. John Donegan, UK)
21:00 - 23:30, The Black Gate
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. 

Friday November 8th

The Irish Santana Experience
21:00 - 23:55, Monroe's Galway (€13 + €1.30 Fees)
The Irish Santana Experience is an exciting 8 piece band that recreate the supernatural sound of Carlos Santana live. Comprised of Irish and South American musicians performing original  arrangements of classic tracks like Black Magic Woman and Shes’s Not There. A two hour Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion show including full brass section and Latin percussion not to be missed.

Saturday November 9th

Short Shorts from Europe Film Festival 2019
12:00-14:00, Pálás Galway (FREE)
Join us in Galway for an entertaining screening of European short films & vote for your favourite film! Comedy, laughter, drama & more: dare to have a good time with some of the best European short films!

Galway Flea Market
11:00 - 17:00, Galway City Gallery
GALWAY FLEA MARKET will take place for 2 days on the 9th & 10th of November from 11am-5pm. We'll be selling a variety of goods from jewellery, antiques, books to vintage clothes! 

Introduction to Genealogy: 1-Day Course
10:00 - 17:00, Galway City Museum (€75)
This November the Irish Family History Centre will be travelling to Galway City Museum! Join us to take part in a one-day introductory course to genealogy with genealogist and historian Declan Brady. This course will give you a greater insight into your family history and you will learn how to connect to the past using various sources and techniques. 

Sunday November 10th

20:00-23:00, Róisín Dubh
Strange Brew presents , whenyoung& Sinead O'Brien on Sunday 10th November in Róisín Dubh.

Monday November 11th

Midnight Sun Redux
The Black Gate 
Come to the land of the Midnight Sun for one night only, to help raise funds for Jessamyn's Homeward Bound journey! Featuring:
Pauline Shanahan - Standup Comedy
Katie Mahon - Engineers Without Borders
Underthings - Sketch Comedy
Jess's's's - Improv Comedy
and Jessamyn Fairfield as MC!

Tuesday November 12th

Baking in Space
19:30-21:30, Black Box Theatre 
Tickets now on sale for this incredible event! Andrew Smyth (BBC’s Great British Bake Off finalist & aerospace engineer) and scientist, performer and explorer Dr Niamh Shaw on a gastronomic journey into orbit. Explore the fascinating science behind baking and eating in space. Find out on 12 November at the Black Box Theatre.

Wednesday November 13th

Story Party Galway | True Dating Stories
20:00-22:30, Róisín Dubh €20
At Story Party you will hear true dating stories that will make you feel better because, let’s be honest, it could be worse. Story Party has played to sold out audiences in over 65 countries because the dating struggle is real worldwide! You'll hear stories from our professional storytellers and some brave audience members.

Thursday November 14th

Verve 3.0 - Mark Laird - Galway Launch
23:00 - 02:00, Róisín Dubh (€6/7/8)
We absolutely buzzing to announce we are bringing Mark Laird to our Galway launch on November 14th in the intimate setting of the Róisín Dubh
Tickets on sale Friday 18th October at 9am via Resident Advisor.

Friday November 15

New Album Show
19:30 – 21:30, The Black Gate (€12)
RISE is coming to The Black Gate on November 15th at 7:30pm to perform a new album! RISE is a visionary singer/ songwriter whose relentlessly authentic
songs and mesmeric voice cut deep into the fabric of human frailty.
Swaying hypnotically between dream folk and progressive grit; at
times dark but always beautiful."

Saturday November 16

23:00 – 02:30, Electric Galway
GASH are back in the dark confines of Factory after a short break with two of Ireland's finest this November. DOUBT is a producer and DJ based in Cork City who also manages Flood Records which focuses on the sounds of the Irish division of the burgeoning Hard Drum sceneEGG represents a fresh and energetic face of Irish nightlife. Her sets include a variety of UKG, Bassline, Juke & Footwork, and have won over plenty of eager dancers across Ireland. 

Thursday November 21st

Charity Dinner
19:00 – 23:30, Western Hotel 
The Western Hotel is delighted to be hosting a dinner event in aid of their 3 chosen charities, Mental Health Ireland, Western Alzheimers and Caddagh Watch Galway. 
When you purchase your ticket you will have a fantastic 3 course meal including drinks with your meal and followed by live music, all the while supporting 3 great causes. It will be a fantastic night so make sure to get your tickets for you and your friends.

Sunday November 17

Upcycling workshop: Save it For a Rainy Day
12:30 PM – 15:30, An Mheitheal Rothar (Galway's Bike Workshop)
This workshop focuses on giving discarded waterproof materials such as shower curtains and old umbrellas a new lease of life as useful everyday items. 
Upsew's Eimear Grainey will work with you to create an item like a shopping bag, a child's rain poncho, an adult's rain poncho, a backpack or a backpack cover.

Monday November 18

Cabal G003 w/ Bobby Analog
22:00 – 02:15, Róisín Dubh
As the winter months set in and the weather gets worse, we're back with our third party in Galway to add a little brightness to those long dark nights! On Monday [18.11.2019] they are back in the Róisín Dubh for G003 where we are joined by Bobby Analog, Gaptoof along with plenty of local talent.

Wednesday November 20

Sarah Mooney b2b Yasmin Gardezi
22:30 – 02:00, Monroe's, (€7+1 Early bird)
Sarah Mooney b2b Yasmin Gardezi [ALL NIGHT LONG]
November 20th Monroes Galway We couldn’t be more excited for this one as Sarah Mooney & Yasmin Gardezi join us for one mammoth of a party. 

Friday November 22nd

Pop Punk 101
21:00, Monroe's Galway
Revisit the era of fingerless sock gloves, ties with t-shirts, excessive wallet chains and you guessed it... fringes! For one night only, rediscover the soundtrack to your rebellion. This is: POP PUNK 101!***The group consists of diverse and accomplished professionals with strong hard rock roots.
€13 + BF / Age 18 And Up.

Saturday November 23rd

Basement Project // Residents Night // Factory
23:00 – 10:30 AM
BP are back in the intimate setting of Factory on Saturday Nov 23rd.
Residents Ian & Murch + Ootep will be providing the sound track all night.
Techno, acid, breaks & machine grooves from start to finish!

Galway Game Jam 15
10:00 – 19:00, Portershed, Eyre Sq (Admission: (€10)
A 2-day game making event. Attempt to make a game or prototype in a super short timeframe.This game making even aims to be a creative, collaborative and welcoming event. We are open to people of all levels of experience and welcome different types of games; video games, board games, card games, table top games etc.

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 
Mon & Thur 10:00-13:00, Tue & Wed 13:30-16:00, Fri 13:30-16:00
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Call 0872948837 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
Tue, Wed & Thur 10:00-17:00 Services & Repairs (they fix it for you at a cost)
Wed 18:00-21:00 & Fri 12:00-15:00 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...