And here we are again, with a new week ahed of us. My biggest luxury is setting off my Monday as if it was Saturday, as I usually do. I watch everyone rush as I do just the opposite. I head to my morning Yoga class. Starting the week with Yoga is a serious priority as it sets the tone of what’s to come. It brings me the focus and peace of mind I need to go sit and write for a few hours. This way I have the feeling I pampered myself, and that brings up my motivation for working. This has become a ritual, as in a preparation moment before the journey starts. And it truly brings me joy.
Putting this agenda together also gives me the feeling I’m organizing my week. That is why I love doing it. And without further ado, let’s take a look at exciting stuff. Don’t forget that every event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, of course.
Mon, 12th, 17.00 | Being There: Tales of Migratory Journeys | Artis Library
Talks. Here is the theme which will be discussed between an ecologist, a visual artist and a folk singer: “How do humans and animals move through their environment on journeys of migration and flight? How do they navigate both their path and their resources, adapting to new conditions? And what role do material culture and environment play in shaping or sustaining lives in these precarious situations?”
Tue, 13th, 20.00 | De dingen die voorbij gaan – Toneelgroep Amsterdam | Stadsschouwburg
Theater. “Secrets that cannot see the daylight” is the motto of this piece directed by Ivo Van Hove, about a family whose terrible secrets should remain in the darkness. This is a work based on the Couperus’ psychological romance “From old people, the things which disappear”. On the 15th and on the 22nd this piece will be surtitled in English.
Wed, 14th, 19.00 | Bike-part crafting evening | NieuwLand – free entrance
DIY. An evening where your DIY projects can take shape. The idea is that you make crafts out of old bike parts ( and other materials if you wish). You can also go and fix your own bike, with the support of other participants. Other than that you can bring food with you and have dinner there as well – some snacks and drinks will be available as well.
Thu, 15th, 11.00 | Green Living Library | The Green Living Lab – donation based
Do you feel like studying at a quiet place amidst the nature? This is your opportunity. Between 11.00 and 18.00 this living lab opens its doors for studying folks to get inspired by the greenness around them. Reservation is necessary as the space is limited.
Fri, 16th, 20.00 | The Original Mezrab Storytelling Night | Mezrab – donation based
Storytelling. This evening needs no introduction. This is THE storytelling night in Amsterdam, the night that initiated the storytelling movement in the city, and became a classic in our cultural landscape. This is an English spoken evening. Drinks & the yummiest home-made soup are available, and if you want to get a seat you should definitely go, at least, half an hour in advance.
Fri, 16th, 20.15 | LIGHT – LeineRoebana | De Meervaart
Dance. With a strong international ensemble, this is a piece of abstract dance with gamelan-music. This Indonesian dance group makes an eclectic piece which earned four stars from four different Dutch newspapers. The entrance is free for We Are Public card holders.
Sat, 17th, 21.30 | Afrolijk Ed.2 | Melkweg
Film+party. The first Afrolijk was hosted at Pllek and it was a great evening of African rhythms! This one will take place at the glorious Melkweg, and it will start with the screening of the documentary Afripedia, about a new generation of African talented creatives who challenge common stereotypes people associate with Africa. From around 12.00 the party starts!
Sun, 18th, 12.00 | Christmas markets overload! | free entrance
At Roest – Kerstmarkt 2016
At De Hallen – Local Goods Weekend Market (Christmas edition – whole weekend)
At Ruigord – RuigMarkt (whole weekend)