So Friday is almost upon us and it’s set to be a busy day at Summer Sensational in Temple Bar. Here’s the rough scheme of things for today:
Some cherry-picked musical highlights of the day:
Play with Music at The Contemporary Music Centre
The CMC are hosting a range of installations by multimedia students from around Ireland. Bring the little ones (of 4+) and get creative with the sounds, sights and gadgets at CMC between 1 and 4pm. More info available here.
A Musical Menu at The Queen of Tarts
A delicious slice of cake in one of the yummiest places in town with a string trio on the side? Fancy that? Well then head for The Queen of Tarts on Cow’s Lane at 3pm.
Julie Feeney & Tarab at Meeting House Square
The gorgeous poppy sounds of Galway girl Julie Feeney followed by a lively mix of jazz and traditional music from across Europe in the form of Tarab at Meeting House Square at 7pm. It’s free but you better book your tickets here quickly!
Dirty Dancing – Movies on the Square
What better way to round up a musical day in Temple Bar than with this 80′s classic. Get ready to dance in the aisles (well, the street I guess) and sing along. Tickets are going faster than you can say “no-one leaves Baby in the corner” so get in touch with TBCT now! Starts at 10.30pm.
Absolutely love the idea of FullCodePress. Get a team together and build a website for a charity in 24 hours for free. If I don’t do something like that between now and this time next year, I’ll certainly get involved next June. Progress pics here. Thanks Stu.
Congrats to the team from my beloved BSc in Multimedia in DCU who scooped the overall prize at the Digital Hub’s ‘Best in Show‘ competition with their series of short films for the Pashli charity.
Come along and join the Pride Parade on Saturday at 2 from the Garden of Remembrance – it’s always spectacular!
Or if your more enticed by things of a dead nature there’s a zombie walk happening at the same time from Stephen’s Green. Get the full info here.
Console’s annual benefit gig is on at the NCH next weekend. Jack L, Maynooth Gospel Choir and Acabella doing the honours. What’s stopping you?!
JDIFF kicks off this Thursday the 18th with Neil Jordan’s latest movie ‘Ondine’ setting the ball rolling on a very packed schedule of international film screenings.
The festival programme boasts over 120 movie screenings between February 18th and 28th including a special selection of films under the umbrella of ‘Michael Dwyer Season‘ as a tribute to the late co-founder of the festival. Other special highlights include a Kristin Scott Thomas Tribute, a Kenneth Anger Retrospective, the 2nd Annual Library Film Quiz, Celebrating VooDooDog and the Volta Awards.
It’s quite a hectic schedule but nicely laid out in their day-by-day programme on page 9 of the supplement which you can grab here.
Here’s a selection of the stuff that tickled my fancy:
I was delighted to see that Moore Street Masala is included in the Irish Film Board shorts screenings – my 30 seconds of Bollywood fame from a most gorgeous April morning last year rides again
Tickets are getting snapped up very quickly so hot foot it to the ticket office at Curved St, Temple Bar, buzz the ticket sales people on 016877974 or get them online at www.jdiff.com to sort your fix.
So it’s Jeff Bridges Season at the IFI running from last weekend until the end of February.
Here’s the list of screenings:
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (today)
Hollywood Cowboy (Hearts of the West) – Sat 13th
TRON (Wed 17th)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (Thurs 18th)
Jagged Edge (Fri 19th)
Cutter’s Way (Mon 22nd)
The Fisher King (Thurs 25th)
The Big Lebowski (Sun 228th)
One of my favourite geeky movies of all time is TRON. As often with the geeky genre it’s not so much the script or storyline that puts it on the favourites list but the visual treats and cooing at old-school CGI.
A full list of times for all the screenings is available here. Looking forward to catching plenty more movies at the newly revamped IFI this year – it’s looking fantastic and the addition of the third screen will no doubt spice things up even more.
Finally saw my first ’10 reg last night – a rather sexy VW Golf. Is it just me or does it look odd on the reg?
Haiti - despite the media and online coverage, we still have no concept of how awful things are in Haiti at the moment. Help out my donating to Goal online – they’re out there on the ground with The Haven Project.
Want to see a screening of Lemonade happen in Dublin? Then stick your name in the comments. What’s it about? Here’s a shpiel:
“What do people who were once paid to be creative for a living do when they’re laid off? They get creative with their own lives. Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What if?”
Tom Dunne of Newstalk and Something Happens fame is on Twitter since yesterday thanks to encouragement by Graham Linehan. Check out @tomhappens on the interpipes.
Ryan Carson is over at ThinkVitamin wondering what you would like to see in an online conference. Think CSS, Frameworks, Rails, iPhone development etc. Have your say here.