Weekender: |wiːkˈɛndə|– noun – what to do in Dublin this weekend.
Bottlenote present: THE WALLS HAVE EARS
Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 September | 13 North Great Georges Street, D1 | 7.30pm & 9.15pm, €14/12 (conc)
Taking a run-down but grandiloquent Georgian building in the heart of the city as its location, The Walls Have Ears features many of the city’s most interesting jazz musicians, including Seán Carpio (WoWos), Shane Latimer (OKO) and Seán Mac Earlaine (This Is How We Fly) and Justin Carroll soundtracking a journey through the various spaces in the house along with Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger, billed formidably as ‘a leading figure of European improvised music’. The site-specific format seems like an extremely interesting way to indulge in some seriously out-there batshit improv music. Two performances each night at 7.30 and 9.15pm and you will be on your feet and are advised to wrap up, what with this Indian summer we’re having.
Friday 11 September | Whelans | 8pm, €18
u:mack continue their hot booking streak by bringing one of those forbodeing names of Wire magazines past. The Ex are a Dutch post-everything band who mix punk aesthetics with free jazz spirit, and they make their first return to Dublin in seven years with a visit to Whelan’s this Friday (which should mix nicely into the meat-market indie disco after the last hum of feedback dies down.) Full details here.
Thursday 10 & Friday 11 September | NCAD Luncheonette, Francis Street | 1pm, €14
Dublin-based artists Moira Brady Averill and Isadora Epstein are hosting an ‘edible fiasco’ in the form of their presentation Flemish Proverbs (as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe) which takes place in the arches of the Luncheonette on the grounds of NCAD. The piece is a play, set in a chaotic, medieval hell and features the culinary and comedic talents of two damned cooks from a Pieter Bruegel painting… and perhaps most importantly, includes lunch! Performances take place at 1pm on weekdays between Wednesday 9th and Tuesday 15th September.
THE DOGGIE DO
Saturday 12 September | Merrion Square | €10-€50 (group ticket)
It’s the canine Mardi Gras that’s been missing from you life all this time – The Doggie Do. A collaborative effort from Le Cool, Happenings and designers Mr. & Mrs Stephens (in support of Dogs Trust Ireland too), the Doggie Do is a celebration of man’s best friend inspired by the Halloween Dog Parade that takes place each year in New York’s East Village and sees mutts of all shapes and sizes don fancy dress and become the star of the show. The main event of the program at the inaugural Doggie Do (there’ll be more of these, right?) is the prestigious Dog of Dublin which will be awarded to the most spectacularly attired dog, but there’s also a full programme of grooming shows, talks, east and the like. It’ll be pawsitively awesome. Full details and tickets at www.thedoggiedo.com
JORDAN BELFORT LIVE SEMINAR
Saturday 12 September | RDS, Dublin 4 | 9am – 7pm, €69 – €499
Jordan Belfort, upon whose book Scorcese’s movie The Wolf Of Wall Street is based, visits Dublin this Saturday as part of his business seminar world tour. A rock star of a sales and business training world, Belfort teaches attendees to change their lives, grow their businesses and learn how to become a millionaire. If you want to learn unique techniques for negotiation, out-of-the-box thinking and a boost in your creativity boost, it’s an event you can’t miss. For more information and tickets, please check www.wowsdublin.com