Welcome to this week’s weekly roundup, loaded with plenty of ideas to keep you occupied and satisfied over the next seven days!

The Bookplate Society are holding two talks this Thursday 12th June at the Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House. The first talked is titled ‘300 years of Irish Bookplates’ and the second talk is titled ‘Provenance and Personalities’. There is a wine reception at 5.45 and the talks begin at 6.15pm. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Bike Week kicks off this Saturday 14th June until Sunday 22nd June and is a celebration of all things bicycle and cycling related. There will be plenty of bike themed events taking place including lunchtime rides, road races, bike festivals and much more.

Continuing on the cycling theme; the fourth annual Bike to Work Lunchtime City Gala takes place next Wednesday 18th June at 1pm. The event, run by Dublin City Council, is part of National Bike Week and welcomes company teams and solo cyclists from all around the city. Participants are encouraged to pre-register and more information on the 5k race can be found on the City Council website.

This Saturday at 8pm, Los Straitjackets play at The Grand Social, featuring Big Sandy. Since first donning their trademark Lucha Libra masks in 1994, the rock and roll band have recorded 11 albums and played around the world. Information on tickets and the show can be found on the venue website.

The legendary maestro, Mr. Bob Dylan is back in Dublin again, playing The O2 next Tuesday, 17th June. A fairly regular visitor to these shores, each of his concerts is a real treat, the stuff that dreams are made of!

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre presents the Big Gay Sing this Sunday, June 15th. This spectacular all-singing event will be hosted by Panti and promises to be a night of fabulous singing you’ll never forget, all in aid of Marriage Equality. Tickets cost €20.

The Big Gay Sing 2014 in aid of Marriage Equality
The Dublin Garden Festival kicks off this Friday 13th and runs until Sunday 15th June. Christ Church Cathedral will be transformed into a stunning floral arcadia for the festival, by some of Ireland’s most talented florists. The festival is open 9am to 9pm Friday and Saturday and from 12.30pm to 7.30pm on Sunday.

Monday 16th June celebrates Bloomsday, a day that is depicted in James Joyce’s Ulysses. The day is named after Joyce’s character Leopold Bloom and the Bloomsday Festival, which runs from the 10th to the 16th of June includes walking tours, talks, plays and much more.

This Saturday 14th June, why not visit the National Museum of Ireland to be a part of the museums ‘Top Ten’ tour. June is Archaeology month at the museum and the tour will explore 7,000 years of Irish History through 10 artefacts including the Tara Brooch. No booking is necessary.

IFI is hosting an open day this Saturday 14th June. The day will include free screenings; from sneak previews to old favourites, as well as a chance to sign up for IFI membership at a discounted rate.

This Thursday kicks off one the most exciting events on the football calendar, The FIFA World Cup, which takes place from Thursday 12th June until Sunday 13th July in Brazil. While Ireland unfortunately won’t be playing, there are plenty of bars around the city (if not all the bars around the city?) that will be showing the action. Check with your local pub for details.

Sophie at the Button Factory
This Saturday 14th June, Hidden Agenda and All City presents: Sophie (Live) and Éclair Fifi at the Button Factory, Temple Bar. Éclair Fifi is the UK’s hottest DJ and Sophie is a London producer who has received global acclaim. The gig begins at 11pm and tickets are priced at €10.

So, that’s the Weekly Roundup for this week. Have a great weekend and week ahead, and do remember to keep checking back with Dublin Buzz for all the latest and local news. You can of course stay connected with us on our Facebook and Google+ pages, follow us on Twitter, or even join us on Pinterest!


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