Art, culture & multicultural oriented agenda focused in lesser known cultural spots, indie & underground venues, not-for-profit initiatives, sustainability & community events, relevant free activities, creative festivals, self-development. With a special focus in world-music.
Every listed event includes a link to its website. Make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for weekly updates.
Tue, 5th to Fri, 8th | On The Roof Film Festival 2017
Film festival. Sustainability is this year’s theme of a festival which shows worldcinema at the rooftop of the main building of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the films are English spoken or have English subtitles). Check their program!
Thu, 7th to Mon, 11th | Forró Amsterdam Festival 2017 | different locations
Dance festival. By now you might be aware of my love of Brazilian music. A Forró festival could never be left out of this agenda.
14th to 24th | West Beach Film Festival 2017 | Sloterstrand (Sloterpark) – free entrance
Outdoor film festival. Because the outdoor film festival season is not over yet. Food & drinks available. Check the link for the program.
Fri, 1st, 19.30 | Docu: HUMAN | Pakhuis de Zwijger – free entrance
Documentary. A moving document about what it is that makes us human, binding us together regardless of the place we come from.
Sat, 2nd, 14.00 | Magma Music Festival | Noorderlicht – free entrance
Music festival. The deepest sounds of the earth sprinkled with a good dose of experimentation.
Sun, 3rd, 10.30 | Yoga in the Park | Oosterpark – free entrance
Yoga class. Free yoga class at the Oosterpark by All in Yoga!
Sun, 3rd, 14.00 | Sunday Market – Brazilian Dancing Sunday| Westergasfabriek – free entrance
Dance. Dancing forró & samba in the open-air is, personally, all in need to be happy on a Sunday afternoon.
Sun, 3rd, 16.00 |Clube do Samba | Checkpoint Charlie – free entrance
Concert. After all the dancing, finishing up with a beer to the sound of a cozy concert of samba classics sounds like the plan.
Tue, 5ht, 16.00 | Food Cycle Market | Dokhuis Galerie – donation based
Market. Taste before you waste saves food from being wasted and you can go pick up your share in a pay-as-you-feel basis.
Tue, 5th, 19.30 | Feminism in Music: Creating the Ultimate Feminist Playlist | Atria
Discussion. The Feminist Club Amsterdam is kick-starting the season with a discussion about feminism in music, to which you can contribute! Check the link above.
Thu, 7th, 21.45 |Rushad Egleston | Splendor
Concert. If you have free time tonight do not miss this one-man-show. He was described as a wild cello goblin & harbugian jark panther; I would just say he’s like creative dynamite on stage. I saw his performance at the Magma Festival and it was
m i n d b l o w i n g.
Fri, 8th – Sun, 10th | RuigMarkt september | Ruigoord – free entrance
Market. A most beautiful hippie market hosted by the Ruigoord community, with music, art and food.
Fri, 8th, 17.00 | Fringe Buurtsuper Zuidoost – free entrance
Neighborhood festival. Theater, music and food at Zuidoost with the curation of the Fringe Theater festival. A good excuse to go meet this exciting upcoming neighborhood.
Fri, 8th, 21.00 | Rebel Cinema: We | NieuwLand – free entrance
Film. Tonight, Indian writer and activist Arundathy Roy’s “We” (2005) will be screened at the NieuwLand.
Sat, 9th – Sun, 10th | Open Monumentendag Amsterdam – free entrance
Open-monument day. Our chance to visit an array of monuments in Amsterdam, as well as special itineraries, exhibitions and lectures, all for free. Check their program.
Sat, 9th, 22.00 | Kumbia Boruka Live + Alex Figueira| De Pepper (OT301) – donation based
Concert + dj. Kumbia Boruka will brings us their cumbia sounds mixed with reagge and rock and Alex will be djeing afterwards. For me this means: dance dance dance.
Sun, 10th, | Summer Breeze Latin Festival | Vondelpark – free entrance
Dances. Het Openluchtheater will host a Summer Breeze party (yes, the ones that usually happen at the Westergasterras) which will warm up all the latin souls out there.
Thu, 14th, 17.30 | André Kertész – Mirroring Life | FOAM – free entrance
Opening. The opening of André Kertész photography exhibition at the photography museum FOAM. Check the link in order to RSVP and attend the event.
Thu, 14th, 19.30 | Body Politics | Troppenmuseum
Talks. Body Politics is part of the Un/Engendered series of lectures and events on the multiple meanings and roles of gender in the Tropenmuseum collections. In this series we invite scholars, activists and artists to rethink and rewrite notions of gender, body politics and sexuality, and its relation to patriarchy in contemporary societies.
Thu, 14th, 22.00 | The Mothership invites Son Swagga | Pacific Parc – free entrance
Concert + party. FUNK ALERT – FUNK ALERT – FUNK ALERT sounds like a perfect description for this.
Fri, 15th | EXPOSED x Locus | EYE Filmmuseum – free entrance
Opening. Exhibition on the works of filmmakers Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Cao Guimarães will have its kick-start tonight at Film Museum EYE. With art, performance, food, poetry and music. Special act of Roda da Holanda, with their famous Roda de Samba.
Sat, 16th | 24H Zuidoost | Zuidoost – free entrance
Neighborhood festival. After the gentrification of all major neighborhoods in Amsterdam, Zuidoost is the way to go. Let’s discover the borough through means of music, food, workshops and parties. Check the Het Parool’s article on the event.
Sun, 17th | Open Day | Pakhuis Wilhelmina – free entrance
Performances + drinks. A full program of music, exhibitions, open ateliers, theater and the likes, to celebrate the 29th anniversary of Pakhuis Wilhelmina.
Fri, 22nd, 17.30 | Opening Foam Talent | FOAM
Opening. Foam’s talent exhibition kick-off, which displays work by 20 upcoming artists. Some of them will be present at the event. The exhibition will be on until the 20 of November.
Sat, 23rd, 13.00 |Festival Van Wou Voor Jou | Carrillonstraat / Van Woustraat – free entrance
Neighborhood festival. Music, food, beverages, activities for kids, market stalls, you know the drill.
Woe, 27th, 19.30 | Docu: HUMAN | Pakhuis de Zwijger – free entrance
Documentary. A moving document about what it is that makes us human, binding us together regardless of the place we come from. Make sure to book your seat in advance on the website.
Thu, 28th, 19.15 | Bijlmerbajes Bios X EYE | Bijlmerbajes (Bijlmer) – free entrance
Movie night. A silence film from the EYE’s archives with live music. The Refugee Cafe will be open during the screening.
NOTE: This agenda is updated weekly. Keep an eye on it and on Amsterdive’s facebook page.