Bloomsday at the Hammer, 2011

Bloomsday at the Hammer, 2011

Celebrate the 107th anniversary of one of literature’s most famous days. James Joyce’s epic, groundbreaking novel Ulysses takes place entirely on June 16, 1904. The Hammer’s 2011 Bloomsday program celebrates the women of Ulysses: fictional women in the novel; the women who published and supported Joyce; and the women in Joyce’s family—his wife and daughter. This program, with its wide variety of dramatic readings, will appeal to the Joyce scholar and novice alike.

Enjoy Irish music and Guinness on tap at the Hammer Cafe before and after the performance.


6:30PM — Live music in the Hammer Courtyard by The Sweet Set, Guinness Happy Hour at Cafe Hammer

7:30PM — Staged reading and performance in the Billy Wilder Theater.

9:00PM to 10:00PM — More music by The Sweet Set…and another Guinness Happy Hour!

About the Band

The Sweet Set is a collaboration of traditional Irish musicians that play as an ensemble to share the excitement and joy of Irish music. The Sweet Set's players are fiddlers Melanie Nolley and Kira Ott, concertina/whistle player LeeAnn Gorne, and mandolin/guitar player Jimmy Murphy.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.