30 September 2009

Happenings and Events in Amsterdam for the long weekend of October 1 - 4

Another jam packed weekend coming your way! With lots of new exhibitions, plenty of films and events to keep you pedaling across the City.

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As always enjoy your fabulous weekend in Amsterdam!

Ongoing & Entire Weekend:

Festival: Camera Japan Festival @ Melkweg and Kriterion, October 1 – 7, various times and prices, special events for kids, all films with English subtitles.

A festival of film, dance, music, exhibition. lectures, debates. workshops, and food centered around Japan and Japanese culture.
Check out: Kōji Wakamatsu's 1970s films at the Melkweg
Swing by the Japanese dj party at Kriterion on Saturday at 23.30 €8, with DJ Hito.
Also indulge in the filmbrunch on Sunday, 12.00 at Kriterion; for €10 you get a Japanese brunch and a film ticket to “One Million Yen Girl”.

Exhibition: Vrijstaat Amsterdam @ Tolhuistuin, daily 'til November 8, FREE.

Vrijstaat Amsterdam (free city) is an exhibition about the future of the city? Nine urban design bureaus display their dreams and ideas. Part of het International Architecutral Biennale Rotterdam.

Exhibition & Event & Muesum: Stedlijk in de Stad- Bouwkeet on tour in Amsterdam-Oost @ various locations, but the main places for events is Studio K, ongoing – end of October, Wednesday – Saturday 12.00-18.00, Thursday 'til 20.00, FREE (except for a party on Octber 17th), most activities in Dutch unless noted.

Check out this weekend: Hunting Luck Oost, Friday, 14.00 – 16.00. A photo tour with artist Frank Koolen. Bring your own camera and learn how to take great photos of daily street life. Then join in the KICK OFF borrel at 16.00 with a presentation about why Oost is the place to be.

Then Saturday from 14.00 – 16.00 take part in the Video workshop Night Shots organized by n8 and Cineville. The workshop is preparing for the video contest held during museumnacht on November 7th. Get some tips on how to make your one minute film for the competition.

Exhibition: Utopian Grids @ Trouw, de Verdieping, daily 'til October 5, Monday – Friday, 12.00 – 22.00, Saturday & Sunday 15.00 – 22.00, FREE.

This special exhibition organized by the Design Department of the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam (master’s program at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy) sheds light on the new structures of urbanization- from Google city-building, holiday parks and perfect landscapes to disappearing city states, military strategies and revolts. These concepts will be explored through the media of film, drawings, installations, books, debates and performances.

Theater: “West Side Story” @ Carre Theater, ongoing – November 11, Tuesday – Friday daily showing at 20.00, Saturday 15.00 & 20.00, and Sunday 14.00 & 19.00, various prices €20 - €69, in English with an American cast.

One the most well-known musicals, West Side Story comes to stage in Amsterdam, in celebration of the Amsterdam – New York 400 jaar events.

Photo Exhibition: Daniel Cohen's 'We want more' @ Melkweg Gallerie, October 1 – November 1, Wednesday – Sunday, 13.00 – 20.00, FREE.

Photographer Daniel Cohen (1979, Leiderdorp) takes shots behind the stage at the Melkweg and Paradiso, gathering a group of photographs that portray unique and vulnerable moments of musics.

Film: Buddist Film Festival @ various locations and times, Friday – Monday, €7.50 /film or a passe-partout for €27.50, most films with English subtitles.

The Buddhist Film Festival Europe is an international platform to present films, documentaries, television programs and experimental works that are inspired or influenced by Buddhism.

Theater: The Queen's English Theatre Company: 'the history boys' @ CREA, Thursday – Sunday, daily at 19.30, €15, in English.

A theater show about students in a high school in Northern England = fun, sex, classroom antics.

Kids & Museum & Event: Scientific Festival @ NEMO, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 – 17.00, FREE.

The Scientific Festival, not only lets you play around in the already exciting science museum, but also presents a day long special presentation of experiments, presentations and shows to captivate your mind.

Event: Open Ateliers De Pijp @ 88 artist studios in De Pijp, Saturday and Sunday, 12.00 – 18.00, FREE.

Check out the ateliers of 70 artists and 25 creative and traditional crafters in De Pijp. All forms of art can be found from traditional to hyper-modern, from paintings to installations, photography and fashion. A main exhibition is located at the Cultuuruis Diamantslijperij, Tolstraat 129.


Film: Quickflicks @ de Nieuwe Anita, Thursday, 20.00, €2.50.

Check out recently made home videos submitted for the 11th International Quickflicks party, with the theme of bugs. Also perhaps a good opportunity to gt free aversion/bug phobia treatment, since the night promises lots of insects!:)

Music: Pop/Rock night- Nancy's Revenge @ Volta, Houtmankade 334, Thursday, 20.00, unknown price.

Volta is an activity center in the Westerpark district of Amsterdam and part of the foundation Welfare Westerpark for young people from 16 years, with live music every Thursday.

Music: Istituto Italiano di Cultura & Fondazione Musica per Roma: Let's Kill the Moonlight – A futuristic Italian Soiree @ Bimhuis, Thursday, 20.30, €8.

A multimedia presentation from Giancarlo Schiaffini – the trombonist/composer, plays his first free jazz concert with futuristic music and vocalist Silvia Schiavoni.

Film: “Los bastardos” @ Smart Project Space, Thursday, 22.00, €7.

Follow the lives of two illegal Mexican workers in Los Angeles as they wait on the corners of the streets for work.

Music: Hard rock karaoke @ Cafe PakHuis Wilhelmina, Thursday, 22.00, €5.

Stop just practicing with "Guitar Hero" and get on stage with a live band to accompany you.


Event & Musuem: Van Gogh Museum Avond @ the Van Gogh Museum, Friday 18.30 - 22, entrée to museum, but free with Museumkaart, stuff for older kids.

20.00 and 21.00 check out (DE)-Constructing me, where designer Catta Donkersloot, winner of the IAF for the most creative design of 2008 and photographer Lisa Kortenhorst prepare an installation inspired by themes in the exhibition on Alfred Stevens. The films deal with the search for an individual identity, the limitations of freedom through clothing, the evanescence of time and reality, and the perception of women in general.

Film: “Mama Don't Like No Guitarpickers 'Round Here” @ Melkweg Cinema, Friday, 19.00, €6.

This film (Jacqueline van Vugt, NL 2009), is in competition for the best long documentary in the Nederlands Film Festival, about the Amsterdam pop scene via scenes in the music store De Plug.

Music & Event: New Orleans Gumbo @ de Nieuwe Anita, Friday, 20.00, €6.

In the spirit of New Orleans de Nieuwe Anita brings together live music, food and film. First check out the film “ Faubourg Treme - The untold story of Black New Orleans” and then live tunes from The Souldiers, and Combo Gumbo. With DJs Cowboy & Henk spinning the New Orleans Funk there after! And Cajun rice and beans will be served the entire night. Costumes are encouraged.

Theater: De Nederlands Opera “After life” @ Het Muziektheater, Friday – Saturday, 20.00, various prices, in English with Dutch titling.

The world premier of this one act opera addresses the most defining moment of your life, adapted from Hirokazu Kore-Ed's film.

Event: Subbacultcha music magazine release party @ OT301, 21.00, €6.

Not only check out the new magazine but also indie bands and party festivities with the Finnish band Joensuu 1685 (garage drones) and the Dutch band the Strutters, and the rock 'n roll DJ Furbanger (Bjorn from zZz).

Music & Party: Rocking da farm @ de Buurtboerderij Westerpark, Friday, 21.00, €5.

A party at the kinderboerderij with djs spinning everything from disco, classics, r&b and hip hop.

Music & Dance: Nataraj @ Muiderpoort Theater, 21.30, €9.

Oriental Dj, music dance party with a biodanza lesson at 19.30 to prepare you for the evening.

Music: The Pedro Delgados @ Pacific Parc, Friday, 23.00, FREE.

The Pedro Delgados, a bluegrass band from Amsterdam, are guaranteed to get your toes tapping, with DJ Bennis Burke to follow.

Music: Grand Wazoo @ Badcuyp, Friday, 23.00, €8.

Progressive live jazz and funk!


Museum & Tour: Schatten van de volkshuisvesting @ Museum Het Schip, every Saturday, 11.00 (English tour), 14.00 (Dutch tour), €15 includes museum entree and drink, reservation required, 020-418 2885.

A tour of the world famous volkswoniningbouwblokken (working man's “palace”) by architect Michel De Klerk, includes the museum.

Kids & Event: Kinderpret (kids fun activities) 15th birthday @ Occii, Saturday, 14.00 – 18.00, FREE, for kids.

A big party celebrating 15 years of fun for kids! Make recycled sculptures, your own puppets and a puppet show, a mini-circus, games, music, etc..

Music: Marancha & 3ple-D @ Badcuyp, Saturday, 14.00, €5.

A benefit concert for a new theater in Klawer, South Africa with Marancha taking the stage with over 35 musicians playing everything from samba batucada, reggae, afro samba, as well as 3ple-D on the didgeridoos and samba percussion acts.

Kids & Film: “Stardust” @ Filmtheater, Saturday, 14.30, €8.50, an autism friendly screening.

An adventure film based on the famous book by the same name of Neil Gaiman, with a famous cast of stars including Robert de Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes.

Film: European Outdoor Film Tour @ Pakhuis de Zwijger, Saturday, 20.00, €10.

A selection of the most exciting outdoor films- kayaking in Brazil, mountain climbing in Kyrgyzstan, etc = pure adrenaline and adventure films.

Music: Sultan- Balkan Swing Night @ Cafe Pakhuis Wilhelmina, Saturday, 20.30, €10.

Enjoy the grandioos Balkan-esque party put on by Sultan and supporitng act Carlama Okestar. With a DJ to follow.


Kids & Event: Dierendag (animal day) @ various locations (see below for suggestions), various times and prices.

Check out the Kinderboederij in De Pijp , 13.00 – 17.00, feed snacks to the animals, do crafts, face painting and compete in the best animal head contest. At 15.00 a clown is expected and the competition ends at 16.00 with prizes. The Artis zoo is also having special events for the day with events from 9.00 – 18.00 including games, food, and a treasure hunt. The Blijmerpark Theater is hosting a bunch of events which include the viewing of a special insect collection in Het Lab at 14.30, theater, and a presentation about making honey.

Market: Sunday Market @ Westerpark, Sunday, 13.00 – 18.00, FREE.

Indian Summer Market with fashion, art, design, food, etc...

Kids & Music: Kid's concert So What? @ de Duif, Sunday, 15.00, , adults €7,50, kids €5, for kids from 4 to 94!:), for tickets contact 020-520 00 90, zalen@stadsherstel.nl .

Classic, jazz and joyous sounds specifically for kids!

Kids & Event: Olga Orman book presenation with songs @ OBA, Sunday, 15.00, FREE, but reserve beforehand 0900-2425468, FREE, for kids 3 and older, mainly in Dutch.

The well-known Arubian writer, poet and story-teller Olga Orman presents her new book Michi with a singing and story program. The book is available in English, Papiamentu and Dutch.

Music: The Clazz Ensemble @ Bethanienklooster, Sunday, 15.00, €12.50, kids under 12 FREE.

The Clazz Ensemble, a ‘small big band’, plays works on the cutting edge of jazz and modern composed music.

Music: Chef Special @ Blijburg, Sunday, 17.00, FREE.

Suck the last days out of the nazomer but getting your feet all sandy and enjoying a live band on the city beach of Blijburg. Chef Special plays a mix of reggae, soul & pop.

Not in Amsterdam but also on my radar:

Party: Sleazefest @Timboektoe, Noordpier, Wijk aan Zee, Saturday, 16.00 – late, €9.99.

One of the best rock 'n roll parties of the year happens this year at the beach! This is a party not to be missed with great live bands including the Spanish band Felon y us Mierdofon, the infamous zZz, the Claw Boys Claw, the Skidmarks, and the list could on and just when you think the music is over rock 'n roll djs take over!

Did you know?

You can catch dinner and the film "Some Like it Hot", every Wednesday evening at 19.45 at the Smart Project Space for €32.50. Must book in advance as only 30 tickets are available, call the Media lab at 020 6169 994 to reserve a ticket.

The Buurtboederij Westerpark has a special daily program in October with something for kids and adults! All you have to do is send an email to register- activiteiten@buurtboerderij.nl.

Mondays: open podium, 21.00, FREE.
Tuesdays: a day of mindfulness with relaxation from 10.00 - 11.00 for FREE and Yoga, 19.30 - 21.30, €5. And schaken (chess) at 17.00, FREE.
Wednesdays: Kids dance 10.45-11.30 (2-5 years old), 13.00-14.00 (5-8 years old) and if enough people register another session at 14.00-15.00 (5-8 year old), plus FREE chair massages from 13.00 - 16.30
Thursday: play the card game klaverjassen, 19.30, FREE + snack and drink
Friday: Coffee meet-and-greet starting at 10.30 FREE + tea, coffee, cake.

If you find this agenda useful, click on my ads. No one pays me to make this agenda, so any coins can throw my way would be appreciated! Enjoy Amsterdam.

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