Amsterdam, January 24th - 26th
It’s mid January: the gloomiest and most introspective of months. We’re either suffering from the isolating effects of a booze free spell or lamenting our broken resolutions. But! It is nearly over, and the days are getting longer. Slowly… Take the symptoms of SAD head on, cast away the tear stained blanket and swaddle yourself in one comprised of food, music, art, and all the lovely things the city has to offer. Find out what’s on in Amsterdam right here, right now – as Greta would say.
Sharing is Caring
You are warmly invited to bring along your favourite dish or snack and share it with a diverse crowd this Friday evening.
It is an opportunity for people who come from a refugee background and people who do not to share in the most fundamental of human rituals. Differences seem to melt away around a dinner table. Exchange food and stories, and bring yourself closer to your city and its people. Plus it’s a great chance to show off your cooking skills and meet fellow food lovers.
Confirm your spot here.
Want to go to Japan but can’t afford the ticket? Just pretend! Head to De Japanner this Friday and immerse yourself in the food and culture of this splendid country. It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of imagination and a few simple props. Join the gang and usher in the weekend. Bring old friends or meet some new ones. RSVP here.
Killacutz Records reopening party
Prepare to be doused in champagne – or more likely tepid Budweiser if the American brand haven’t yet abandoned their misguided attempt to penetrate the Dutch market. Killacutz have reopened their doors and want you to join in raising a glass and pulling a shape to this wonderful news.
There’s DJs all day, free drinks and food, and discounts on their new stock. Dip in for a boogie or settle on for the full sesh this Saturday.
Inside | Outside exhibition opening
Art is flux: a constant process of creation and destruction. Jan Robert Leegte was one of the pioneers in using digital materials. With the extra stock of available reality they offer, his movement rethinks the material world and explores the digital world we now occupy.
Come and see the opening of an exhibition which bridges the divide between gallery art and online art through print, sculpture, installation, and projection.
Live Brazilian Music @ Walhalla Proeflokaal
Come warriors, and see yourself off to the Norse Paradise of Amsterdam Noord with a somewhat more jazzy theme than you might have anticipated. Evidently favoured by the gods, Walhalla’s brews pack a punch above most of the Amsterdam craft beer scene. Sample them all and enjoy some lively Brazilian music as you sip away your Sunday.
IJ-Hallen Market is back!
Has your flea died and you need a new one? Or perhaps your current collection is lonely and would like a new pal.
Either way, Europe’s largest flea market is your best bet. In these dreary months, IJ-Hallen provides shelter from the elements for the 500 stalls and their supplies of everything from trousers to tables, jewellery to jumpers. Enjoy the magic second-hand feeling of cheap, sustainable, and unique.
Get there early for the best deals, and catch a cold one at Pllek or Noorderlicht before the masses settle in.