Weekly agenda | 27th Mar – 2nd Apr

[The Weekly Agenda is a selection of cultural events for the city of Amsterdam, with an alternative feel. An activity per day, or sometimes two if they can be combined with each other. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. For updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page]

Dear all, I am extremely excited about the partnership between We Are Public and The Opera Forward Festival. If you are in the possession of a WAP pass you can go watch the best of contemporary opera for über friendly prices which vary between 5 and 15 euros. It is unreal. Yesterday I saw Caliban at the Compagnietheater and it was impressive to realize how opera can suddenly be so light and innovative. Upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday there is more (amongst other exciting activities) – check it out below.

Enjoy the sun!

Mon, 27th, 22.00 | Close-up – Abbas Kiarostami | Kriterion

Film. A Kiarostami’s 1990 docudrama which pioneered in combining documentary and fiction. Close-Up is part of Kriterion’s Modern-Classics series. A Kiarostami’s 1990 docudrama which pioneered in combining documentary and fiction. Entrance costs 5 euros (but for We Are Public card holders it is free).

Tue, 28th, 20.30 | The New Prince – Opera Forward Festival | Stopera

Opera. This festival researches the boundaries of opera, focusing in its future. Machiavelli’s book “The Prince” inspired this politically-engaged opera from American-Arab composer Mohammed Fairouz. For We Are Public pass holders, the entrance costs only 15 euros (for the regular public prices start at 45 euros).

Wed, 29th, 20.00 | And you must suffer – Opera Forward Festival | Musiek Gebouw aan’t Ij

Opera. This festival researches the boundaries of opera, focusing in its future. And you must suffer is a contemporary opera version of the Johannes Passion from Bach. We Are Public pass holders can watch this opera for the über friendly price of five euros.

Thu 30th to Sat 1st Apr, 22.00 | Rock & Roll Circus | Pacific Parc

Party. An entire weekend of rock’n roll with the Pacific Parc’s wickedness stamp. The combination of rock’n roll and Pacific is always a good escuse to go shake the stress out of that skeleton. There will be live concerts and djs until 5 a.m.

Fri, 31st, 20.30 | Wicked Bunker Party | Vondelbunker – free entrance

Party. Tonight you can dance in a second world war bunker turned cultural organization. There will be live-bands and poetry. Music will be a bunch of alternative sounds which I don’t seem to be able to summarize. Which probably means it will be fun.

Sat, 1st, 22.30 | Brazilian Beatroots w/ Roda da Holanda | Pllek – free entrance

Concert. An entire evening of Brazilian samba at Pllek, where everybody sings and dances together. If you attended a Roda da Holanda concert before then you are acquainted with the boost of positive energy these guys deliver. If you didn’t – and you love dancing – make sure you don’t miss this.

Sun, 2nd, 23.30 | Wicked Jazz Sounds club night – Afro special | Sugarfactory

Party. The Wicked Jazz Sounds is Sugarfactory’s Sunday program, and one of the best clubbing nights of the city. This edition will be hotter than usual: there will be a combination of jazzy and African sounds for the ones who like to party when everybody else is sleeping.

Bonus events:

Sat, 1st and Sun, 2nd | Decoding Sensations | Home of Art – free entrance

Art/music/performance. This weekend Home of Art will be hosting the opening of Decoding Sensations. A cast of Dutch and international artists bring us “two days of visual arts and live presentations, featuring musical guided tours, improvisational pieces, performance for children, dance explorations of the body, playful painting, textile installations, video art and more”. Exciting is an understatement.

Sat, 1st and Sun, 2nd, 09.00 – 17.00 | Ij-Hallen flea market | NDSM

Flea-market | The coolest flea-market on earth takes place this weekend again, at the NDSM Werf. Are you in need of new items/outfits for upcoming parties? Or some exquisite furniture for your new home? GO. THERE.

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.

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