26 June 2009

Updates for the Weekend of 26 - 28th of June

Some more updates to the weekend. And not be forgotten the summer long Vondelpark Openlucht theater, and the Van Gogh Museum Avond. Furthermore, many have expressed a wish to have a weekly email reminder about the agenda on the day I post the up-dated (long) weekend agenda (usually Wednesdays). (Although you can also have an RSS feed which gives you updates automatically to your inbox when I post.) If you are interested in getting a weekly reminder, please send me an email: busyinamsterdam at gmail dot com with the subject line "REMIND ME", then I will add you to the list. Enjoy your weekend!

"Net uit het Ij" Opening of Ijburg Haven @ Ijburg Haven, Saturday. 09.00 - 23.30, FREE, stuff for kids.

The grand opening of the new port at Ijburg: music, food, artists, activities all surrounding the water. Including an "Ij-ontbijt" (breakfast), and architecture tour.

Why go? Check out the new neighborhood & the inventive creative architecture and design.

Reiner Voet & Pigalle44 @ Eetcafe Langendijk (next to Brouwerij 't Ij), Sunday,16.30, FREE Django jazz, with a twist of gypsy

Why go? 1st check out the neighbooring bar - the Brouwerij 't Ij (organic brewery in a windmill), then catch some funky tunes on the dijk.

Silvio's Secret Sardegna Sand at Sexy Party summer beach party @ Badhuistheater de Bochel, Saturday, 22.00, FREE.

Literally from the advertisements (translated) "Berlusconi knows how to have a party. Dance your feet off at this Italian dance party."

Why go? mojitos and an Italian dance party? what else do we need...

Vondelpark Openluchttheater (Open Air Theater), Friday - Sunday, various times see previous post for detials, FREE, stuff for kids.

Why go? every weekend until September enjoy different shows, theater, music, etc...

Van Gogh Museum Avond, @ the Van Gogh Museum,
Friday 19 - 22, entrée to museum, but free with Museumkaart, stuff for older kids.

Every Friday the Museum presents live museum or a special exhibitions with entree. This Friday they present "the animation table: Avant-gardes '20/'60" exhibition - animation from 1920s Russian pioneers, such as the so-called father of Russian animation- Ivan Ivanov- Vano. Moniek van der Kaaden will set up all the apparatus and explain the basics of preparing and recording stop motion animation films in the central hall of the museum. During the evening the films will be projected on a big screen in the central hall and after wards you'll be able to view them on the website. Take an advance look on vimeo.com/animatietafels. DJ Dirkson will accompany the visual show with acoustic and electronic audiowaves.

Why go? why not enjoy some live music will checking out Van Gogh's work.

Open Air Flea Market / Vlooiemarkt @ Ij-hallen, Amsterdam Noord, Sunday, 9.00 - 16.30, 3.50 1.50 for kids. You can take a free ferry to NDSM-werf from behind Central Station, leaving every half hour, or buses 91 and 94 get off at Klaprozenweg.

This is a monthly market, it is huge. I have been to this market a few times and have not seen a lot of clothes which I expected, although there is lots of stuff for filling a house, antiques, toys, furniture, knick-knacks, etc... furthermore the stands change frequently and this outside/open air version is much larger than the inside market. There is also music and food & drinks available.

Why go? Check out Noord and find some unique items for your coffee table - perhaps something Kitsch Kitchen-esque??:) at half the price.

Wielie and Adil exhitbition @ de Creatieve Groote Club, Damrak 70 (the old C&A office), final weekend, unknown price.

Judith and Edith (two artists) walked the streets of Amsterdam, listening to peoples conversations, made cartoons out of them and affixed them lawn/garden chairs (klapstoeltje).

Why go? certainly off beat and unique.

Amsterdam Lindy Exchange (big band, jazz, blues 3 day festival), Friday - Sunday, various times and locations, € 15/one day party.

Friday - @ Kompaszaal (KNSM-Laan 311)
Saturday @ het Zonnehuis (Noord) + a blues party 'til late
Sunday @ rowing boat club Willem III at the bank of the river Amstel (see website)

Why go? lovely locations, big band music

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