What's On in Galway

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Saturday April 6th

GZA (Wu-Tang Clan)
20:00-23:00, Roisin Dubh,€28/€30
The GZA performing classics from Liquid Swords + some bonus new solo material & classic Wu-Tang treats.Chess Boards at the ready for those who want to test their skills... Thank Wu very much!

Na Céimeanna Ceoil / The Musical Steps
20:30-22:30, An Taibhdhearc, 19 Middle St. 
The band Croí8 joined by Michael O'Connor create a special performance entitled "The Musical Steps" whereby the audience is stepped through a unique listening adventure. A storyteller recounts a story and the themes of this narrative are explored through the music of Croí8.
Cruthaíonn an banna ceoil Croí8 le Michael O'Connor léiriú speisialtadar teideal "Na Céimeanna Ceoil" ina dtugtar an lucht féachana ar eachtra éisteachta uathúil. Insíonn scéalaí scéal agus cíortar téamaí an scéil seo trí cheol Croí8. Ina gcuid ceoil tá meascán uathúil de rac-cheol tíre indie measctha le tiúnáil mhalartach ar an ngiotár, rithimí deasa agus línte gutha dea-chruthaithe.

Sunday April 7th

Fleetwood Craic Launch Night
20:00-23:30, the Ol' 55,
After months (wait years) of shite talk! We are proud to announce we are finally removing the finger and launching Fleetwood Craic! We will have a mixture of comedy,music and poetry on the night and more details to follow

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
14:00-16:30,Menlo Park Hotel,€55
Eithna Joyce Artist and Calligrapher is delighted to be returning to Galway to host another Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners. A fresh and contemporary approach to the age old skill of beautiful writing, this revived and reimagined style of calligraphy is already proving popular with typelovers and wedding parties across the US and UK. During this workshop you will be introduced to the joys of writing with dip nib and ink by learning the basic techniques, letter forms and how to compose words and phrases. The workshop fee includes a kit of all you need for the class and to continue practicing at home.

4 Week Jive Course Beginners to Advanced Galway
19:30-20:45,Renmore Scout Club, Renmnore Avenue, €40 (4 weeks long)
During this course, I will take you from an absolute beginner in Jive to learning up to 8 different moves taken from my best seller DVD "Let's Jive".TO BOOK: 
(1) your name in full (and also the names of any other persons with you) 
(2) And the name of location "RENMORE".

Monday April 8th

The Fregoli Heart Project at #Cúirt2019
20:00-21:30,Fregoli Theatre Company,Suan na Farraige, Truskey West, Barna, €25
Launched on October 11th 2018 Fregoli put out an open call and received an abundance of beautiful submissions from people of varying ages, backgrounds and abilities all-encircling Love. The creative team worked as an ensemble taking these submissions and molding them into a theatre production bursting with love and light. We want to spread this love  filling our audience with warmth and heart, leaving them uplifted .

LWE's trip to Cúirt International Festival of Literature
14:00 – 14 Apr at 23:30
This will be our fourth year visiting Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.Line-up includes: Nigerian novelist/poet Ben Okri, Galway-based novelist and short story writer Nuala O'Connor, Joshua Cohen, listed as one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists in 2017; American poet and two time Pushcart prize recipient, Patricia Smith; Irish poet, Thomas McCarthy; acclaimed novelist Joseph O'Connor, LWE Present's... regular Aoibheann McCann, Tess Gallagher, Rafeef Ziadah and Galway native, Prof Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, who is the current Special Rapporteur to the United Nations on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism.

Tuesday April 9th

A Day in May
20:00-21:40, Town Hall Theatre, €18
Based on Charlie Bird and Kevin Rafter's book of the same name, 'A Day in May' charts the journey of Ireland's LGBT+ community from the dark days of 1983 right up to 2015's historic Marriage Equality referendum in the drama-documentary style Colin Murphy has become famous for.Tickets here: bit.ly/ADIMGalway

Dr Clare GP talks Herbal Medicine for PMS,Hormone Imbalances and Menopause
18:30-20:00,Univeristy Hospital Galway,
If you want to learn how to manage your health with herbs, good foods and other lifestyle health tips from the world's leading authority on Herbal Medicine then book your free ticket and come join us.Over more than 40 years Dr Clare has learned, adapted and created many blends, tips and food supports for her patients.You must book a ticket through eventbrite to attend.

Pathways Education & Career Guidance Conference
09:30-17:30, The Galmont Spa & Hotel,€4.06
The objective of the event will be to inform students in the West of Ireland on the further education, training and employment options available to them when they leave school.Many third level colleges from all over Ireland and businesses from the West of Ireland will be exhibiting at the event. It will be a most informative event for all senior cycle second level students.The event will also allow minimum disruption to the school day.

Wednesday April 10th

Nora's Walking Tour
15:00-16:00,Tigh Nora Galway,
Growing up in Galway in the late 1800’s, Nora regularly walked past the very street our bar is now located. After a quarrel with her uncle, Nora ran away from Galway to work in Dublin. On the 16th June 1904 she met James and this date is celebrated ever year as 'Bloomsday'. The Nora Walking Tour will tell the story of the houses that she stayed in and the place that she grew up here in Galway.It's a free event to attend but please arrive early as places are limited!

Thursday April 11th

Gold Dust Disco
21:00-00:00,Roisin Dubh,€10
Fleetmac Wood presents Gold Dust Disco. With remixes and edits of Fleetwood Mac, crafted for the dance floor with Fleetmac Wood DJ's Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing. Dress Code: Metallically Magnificent!

GMIT End Of Year Ball
18:00-02:00,Clayton Hotel Galway,€40/€25 
GMIT End of Year Ball will take place in the Clayton hotel and we are delighted to announce performances from Mark McCabe and Riptide Movement who will be taking the stage to keep you all entertained.

Dealing with anger
18:00-21:00, Insititute for Society,Newscastle Road Upper,
Ignoring or suppressing underlying anger doesn’t work.  It doesn’t go away and can be related to a range of mental health difficulties.  There is always a reason for a person’s anger and if the reason can be identified, they can be supported to discharge their anger safely and effectively. This workshop offers the opportunity to explore ways of identifying causes of anger and dealing with the feelings.

Friday April 12th

Nick Oliveri
20:00-23:00,Roisin dubh,€22/24
Kyuss are the eternal kings of the desert scene and Stoner Rock. Defining a generation and a genre Kyuss will go down as one of the forefathers of modern rock. They paved the way for pretty much every droney guitar band you have ever heard and of course eventually grew into Queens Of The Stone Age whom are now arguably the biggest Rock band in the world

Owen Colgan: WOKE
20:00-22:00,Black Bow Theatre,
Irish cult comedy hero, sex symbol and Hardy Bucks star Owen Colgan hits the road for his biggest tour yet. After a hugely successful tour in 2018 with sold out shows across Ireland, Owen is back with a new instalment for 2019 - The Woke Tour.

Mindful Commute for National Workplace Wellbeing Day
06:00-19:00,The Mindful Commute,
Friday, April 12th is Ireland's National Workplace Wellbeing day. And what better way to start the day than with a Mindful Commute. So get your colleagues involved - carpool, cycle, walk, jog or shimmy your way to work and start your day well! 

Saturday April 13th

Fat Chancers: Karl Spain & Bernard O'Shea
20:00-22:00,Roisin Dubh,€18
Comedians Bernard O’Shea & Karl Spain are Fat Chancers. Karl and Bernard have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour. The two comedians will be performing stand-up around Ireland in 2019.

Record Store Day
09:00, OMG at Zhivago,
100s of exclusive Vinyl Titles and Special offers

Sunday April 14th

Game of Thrones LCG special event- Final season showdown
11:00,Dungeons and donots Galway, The Bridge Mills, Dominick Street, €25,
Winter is coming and sadly so is the last ever season of the amazing Game of Thrones series. So to celebrate this and to get us all in the mood for the start of the new series we here at Dungeons and Donuts are holding a GoT LCG tournament with some amazing prizes. 

Ireland's Strongest Woman
11:00-15:00,Galway Strength and Performance,
Galway Strength and Performance is bringing you ladies one of Ireland's top Strongwoman events to showcase your strength!!There will be 4 category's run on the day;Ireland's Strongest Women,Ireland's Strongest Woman U82kg,Ireland's Strongest Woman U64kg and Novice Women.To ensure fair competition practice for the novices we will be setting a standard of maximum 200kg push-pull total.

Monday April 15th

Game of Thrones on the Big Screen
21:00-23:00,An Pucan,
Game of Thrones Season 8 returns on April 15th and once again we are showing it in An Pucan. Don't miss a second as we show the series everyone is talking about, with popcorn, prizes and lots more this year.

Sarah Nicolls :: The Inside Out Piano
20:00-22:00, The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid lane, €16.50
For Piano Day 2019, we're thrilled to be bringing Sarah Nicolls and her 'Inside Out' piano to Galway for her first ever Irish performance.
Sarah is a UK-based experimental pianist, at the forefront of innovations in piano.

Friday 3rd May

ROOTS BASS CULTURE - Bealtaine Belter 
20:00, Club Áras na nGael, Dominick Street
SKANK HIGH HI-FI PRESENT: Ras Tinny, Mc Rungus, Bob Damai & Mr Upfull, Dub Doctor, Satta Roots, Ed.G, Rootsurge, Sista Chanelle, Warren Roots, Judgmental. STAGE INA DA YARD! 

Weekly Recurring Events

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
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

Argentinian Tango Classes
Tuesdays, 21:00-22:00, Galway Rowing Club, €15
Come and try out this beautiful, passionate dance. For those nervous about rhythm and co-ordination Tango has a very special surprise. It actually is an improvised dance, so there are no mistakes. All you do is learn to lead and follow, and the rest is so playful and fun that after a few classes you will be telling all your friends to join!

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
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
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 Monroes, 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.

Tiny Traders Village
Saturdays, 11:00-18:00, Nun's Ireland Theatre from March 16th
Best of local producers, food drink and craft. Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location. https://bit.ly/2E9kcZW