I’m feeling the winter blues hitting hard. And it is not even winter. It was a sudden change in my exalted flow, and it frustrated me. I was not expecting it – every year I think, “this time it is going to be different” – and I was sure I could trick the biological change-of-season-reaction. As if I could be smarter than “the thing”. External conditions having such an impact on me made me feel silly, like I was not in control anymore. Is that even possible, being in control of life? Anyway: I’m dealing with it. I cry more often, I eat more, I might make use of alcoholic beverages regularly . I’ll keep you updated.
And because we are not here to discuss my winter blues, let’s back to business. Don’t forget that the names of the events include a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get weekly updates of selected events, please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, of course.
Tue, 8 th – Dutch Workshop & Dutch Cafe – Koentact
Workshop. A great idea for the ones seeking to improve their Dutch and meet new people: a workshop followed by gezelligheid at Koentact language school.
Wed, 9th – 20.00 | Uitverkocht | Twintigersdilemma IV: Hugs or Drugs – Felix in de Steigers
Talk. This event is already sold out, and it makes sense. “Hugs or Drugs: the twenty-somethings’ dilemma”. If you speak Dutch and are interested in this topic, it is worth it to try and go early, to see if you can get any last-minute ticket ( in case someone doesn’t show up).
Thu, 12th – 20.30 | Symbolen, NDT 2 – Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Dance. The Dutch Dance Theater 2 dances a piece inspired by the work and symbology of the painter Jheronimus Bosch. Take a look at the trailer:
Fri, 11th – 19.30 | Benefit Production of the Play Antigone – Compagnietheater
Theater. The Greek tragedy Antigone from Sophocles was the inspiration for this piece of The International Theater in English. The evening is going to be a benefit for The Bijlmer Project which helps victims of sex trafficking, so be sure not to miss it! Play is English spoken.
Fri, 11th – 19.30 | ★ Wild Hearts party ★ – Odessa
Party/dance. This event is literally for the wild hearts amongst us. Their opening line is “Consciousness meets sexuality meets art”. You are invited to dance freely, awaken you senses, get connected. The party starts with a dance workshop, there will be performances, a spa/sauna, ‘divine food’, and a dj playing from 22.00 on.
Sat, 12th – 15.00 | Dutch Decompression 2016 – Radion
Party. The Dutch Decompression is an event organized by Burning Man Netherlands. I guess this says it all. I’m very much looking forward to this, and I’ll be helping out at the Info Hub, and with scanning your tickets for the evening party. If you see me, come say hi!
Sun, 13th – 10.00 | Sinterklaas Intocht – Amsterdam
Sinterklaas is coming to town!, and this event always makes me as happy as a child. The Dutch “christmas”, celebrated on the evening of the 5th of December, starts with this walk! This is a great opportunity to explore some of the most iconic parts of Amsterdam – check the route here. The first year without ‘zwarte piet’ will be unforgettable!
Sun, 13th – 15.30 | Stampvol: Pedro Branco – Noorderlicht | free entrance
Concert. The Portuguese guitarrist Pedro Branco will be playing at Noorderlicht and I can’t think of a better program for my Sunday afternoon.