Amsterdive is growing! If it’s your first time here, welcome. This is our weekly cultural agenda for the city of Amsterdam, which aims at bringing you hand-picked events which I feel really add something to the cultural landscape of the city. This series started as a personal attempt at self-organizing. There are so many options, so many events going on, so much cultural offer, that at a certain point I was overbooking my free time, and getting all overwhelmed with it. That’s why I try to select just one event per day, according to my preferences. Don’t forget that every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. In order to get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, obviously.
Tue, 21st, 20.00 | Wozzeck – Opera Forward Festival | Stopera
Opera. This is not your usual opera festival. It researches the boundaries of this art form, focusing in the future of it. Tonight you can watch this classic from 1925, on the violence of war, an interpretation from Polish director by Krzysztof Warlikowski. For We Are Public pass holders, the entrance costs only 15 euros.
Wed, 22nd, 20.00 | Westergasfabriek Live | Westergasfabriek – free entrance
Concert. If you didn’t know, now you do. Every Wednesday evening there are live concerts at Pacific Parc and at The Brewerij Troost. At 21.00 you can hear pop songs with African tones at the first location, and from 20.00 there will be a Duke Ellington homage going on at the brewery.
Thu, 23rd, 10.00 | Green Living Library: Study in Nature | The Green Living Lab – donation based
Open study day. Do you feel like studying at a quiet place amidst the nature? This is your opportunity. Between 10.00 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, 24th, 21.00 | Funky Vinyl: Ode aan de Doden | Westergasterras – free entrance
Party. FunkyVinyl is a vinyl dj collective which plays classics from Prince to the The Doors, from Janis Joplin to Freddie Mercury, and from David Bowie to Otis Redding. Very curious to see these guys playing live.
Sat, 25th, 23.00 | INI Sessions | Noorderlicht
Party. On the Fb event you can read that INI movement wants to bridge the gap between djs and live musicians, by engaging in a musical dialogue, and working together. I think this dance floor will get very interesting tonight.
Sun, 26th, 17.00 | Caliban – Opera Forward Festival | Compagnietheater
Opera. If you ever read Shakespeare, you might be acquainted with Caliban, the larger-than-life character of The Tempest, which is the main figure of this atypical opera. If you are a We Are Public card holder, not only you get to see this show for only 5 euros, as you might have it scanned by yours truly. Ha! See you on Sunday!
Don’t forget that every listed 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, obviously.