TOP 5 Dublin events on February 19

Another day of cloudiness and showers is ahead of us. Yet, these five events in Dublin may brighten up our Wednesday.

1. FILM: Water and Power

Pat O’Neill combines techniques of collage, time-lapse, and superimposition to depict an ongoing clash between industry and nature in his 1989 documentary Water and Power. This is a deeply personal experimental documentary that continues to feel utterly current but also utterly unlike anything we have seen either before or since.

Water and Power will be preceded by Saugus Series (19 mins, 1974) an earlier abstract work that combines several formalist techniques. Both works screen from recently restored prints.

Venue: Irish Film Institute

Time: 18:30

Admission: €13. Book a ticket here.

Water & Power irish film institute

2. CONCERT: Twin Peaks

The Chicago-based indie-rock band released their fourth album, Lookout Low, in 2019. And Twin Peaks will be promoting the record at Dublin’s Whelans today.

Venue: Whelans

Time: 20:00

Admission: €15. Find tickets here.


3. EXHIBITION: Don’t Look Back, Baby!

Oscar Fouz Lopez is a Spanish-born artist who lives and works in Dublin. His work is informed by mythological stories and their synthesis of  history, metaphors and philosophical teachings. According to Carl Jung, myths are embedded in the human psyche in the form of archetypes. Lopez’s paintings focus on the Hero archetype who endures personal challenges, serving as a metaphor for self improvement.

Venue: Molesworth Gallery

Time: 10:00 – 17:30

Admission: n/a

Wild Dreams by O. F. Lopez
Wild Dreams by O. F. Lopez (Image: Molesworth Gallery)

4. DANCE: Cuban Salsa Class

There is only one place in Dublin that will get filled with Cuban rhythms, including Cuban Son and Rumba, in the middle of this week. Whether you are a beginner or would like to improve your skills in dancing, Wednesday is the day to turn Cuban.

Venue: Mind The Step Cafe

Time: from 19:00

Admission: €7/1h (beginner); €10/1h (intermediate)

5. Trinity Green Week 2020: Food & Climate Change

This year Trinity’s Green Week’s theme is ‘Food and its Impact on Climate Change’. Food, something that everyone loves, is the third largest contributor to climate change. Over 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year across the globe. Join any of the events running until February 21.  There are a few to choose from today. How about this one: Individual vs Collective Responsibility.

Venue: Graduates Memorial Building (GMB)

Date: February 19

Time: 19:00

Admission: free

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