Posting a weekly agenda on Sunday seems quite logical, doesn’t it? I mean, Sunday is a planning day par excellence. And there are people in this world who actually plan, and possess agendas. Well, i’m one day late. This is self-explanatory, right?
Up until now i’ve owned an yearly agenda but i must confess half of it usually stays blank. Why? Simply because i’m somewhat a disaster when it comes to planning. Needless to say this lack of skill is not helpful, especially when you write about the city, and you’re excited to enjoy what it has to offer, as much as you possibly can. No, having three appointments scheduled in the same day is not smart, and missing out on that concert you really wanted to attend because tickets were already sold out, isn’t either. All of these are practical matters an organizer is supposed to fix. So, above all, these “week (end) agenda” posts have a practical function to me. If my attempt in planning the upcoming week (in terms of cultural events), can be useful to you as well, that’s even better. Long story short, let’s take a look to what this week looks like.
(Don’t forget that every name listed redirects you to the event’s website, and free events are signaled as well.)
DOKHUIS GALERIE RE-OPENING | Plantage Doklaan | free
This Thursday the 25th, this non profit art gallery / cafe/ music venue/ political center is opening its doors again, after the summer. Around 19.00 you can enjoy a vegan meal for a few euros, and at 21.00 the (live) music starts. Afterwards dj act until 00.30.
PARADE | Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam South
Yes, the most enchanting of Theater Festivals is still running until the 28th in Amsterdam! Several theater shows to watch in a fairy-tale set up (English spoken shows included).
UITMARKT 2016 | Leidseplein & Museumplein | free
One of the most exciting festivals of the year in my opinion, the Uitmarkt celebrates the dutch artistic scene by showcasing more than 2,000 performers, this weekend (26th to the 28th). Perfect for discovering new artists in the fields of music, art, theatre, dance, opera, literature and cabaret.
JORDAN FESTIVAL | Appeltjesmarkt, Marnixstraat | free
The Jordan is an iconic working-class neighborhood in Amsterdam, and its annual festival is a heavyweight in terms of popular culture over here. If you want to get familiar with the classics of Tante Leen, Johnny Jordaan, Willy Alberti, Johnny Meijer, amongst others, this is the place.
FIESTA LATINOAMERICANA | Cinema Rialto | free
This afro-latin party is closing the World Cinema Festival. That means movies from 16.30 on, on the 27th, including the first run of “Welcome to the Smiling Coast”. The movies are payed but the party is entrance-free and starts with dance demonstrations around 23.oo.