When What Where – October

WWW is a cultural agenda focused on art, music, lesser-known cultural venues, sustainability & self-development. With a soft spot for world-music and multicultural events. 

I love October, and I’m sure the reason for this is that it is MY month. Yes, that’s right, I’m an early Autumn child so I get all excited with what, for me, is *the beginning of everything*. Since I remember, October is a month of interesting events, social gatherings, people all around and, what’s more important, cake. Looking forward to seeing what weird and magical experiences this year is about to bring. As for Amsterdam: this is what you can expect, culturewise.

Weekly programs I am looking forward to, this month:

Ecstatic Dance at Odessa (5 days per week)

DANCE like nobody’s seeing you. Except that they are. And that’s alright because this is the place to *do you*. Just let the music and your body guide you. Chances are this is going to be a liberating experience.

Storytelling evenings at the Mezrab (various days a week) – donation based

STORIES. I still love the storytellings at the Merzab. Such a place for meaningful stories and encounters. Haven’t been in ages. Want to go back.

Ecstatic Dance Odessa
Ecstatic Dance at Odessa

The parties & the concerts:

Fri 5, 22.00, Ritmo Caribeño – Boele, DJ Lele & Tommy T | Skatecafe

A cafe/bar with a half-pipe and a dancefloor where we’re supposed to shake our hips.

Sun 7, Clube do Samba at Checkpoint Charlie – free entrance

That Sunday afternoon Samba concert you don’t want to miss.

Tue 9, Mexican Party-Rock & Roll and Garage Night-Los Sustos | De Peper – free entrance

That Mexican rock’n’roll evening in the middle of the week.

Thu 11, Latin Soul at Pacific Parc: Cuchi Frito! | Pacific Parc – free entrance until 23.00

That Latin Pacific Parc evening, and it’s-not-even-weekend-yet.

Gotta love Pacific Parc.
Gotta love Pacific Parc.

Sat 13, Roda da Holanda | Pllek – free entrance

That Samba band from Amsterdam you need to have seen at least once.

Sat 13, De Grote Opening van DeKerk! (met o.a. The Zebra Street Band) | De Kerk – free entrance

When you’re opening your cultural association with a concert of the Zebra guys, you’re doing something right.

Thu 18, Band-date Vol. 2 feat. Kiss My Face & Eva van Manen | Vondelbunker – free entrance

The event where to find band mates + listen to some live tunes.

Fri 19, 23.00 | Lumberjacks In Hell X Peak Mystique ADE w/ DJ Spinna, Dan Shake | Meneer Nieges

They say this will be “a grooving tornado of jacking soul”. I believe them.

Sat 20, 19.30, Felabration, | Toolhuistuin (Paradiso Noord)

A celebration of the legacy of the king Fela Kuti.

Thu 25, Stille Disco by Noodlanding x Aerobic Funk & F*** Forever | Paradiso

A cultural agenda without a silent disco is not a cultural agenda.

Fri 26, It Began in Africa #3 | OT301

A night of West-African drums and dance aka everything I need.


Everything else:

Tue 2, What’s Up #109: Talk human to me | Pakhuis de Zwijger – free entrance

TALKS: A talk show for the creative industry (with the presence of my friend Miguel from SO Cards!).

Thu 4, Opening Afrovibes Festival | Compagnietheater

PERFORMING ARTS: A festival dedicated to black culture in performing arts, with “Land” as the central theme. Super excited about this!

Afrovibes Festival
Afrovibes Festival

Fri 5 to Sun 7, The International Pastime | Amsterdams Theaterhuis

THEATRE: An English language comedy about sex, drugs and social justice.

Sat 6 & Sun 7, 10.00, Gratis Weekend van de Wetenschap in NEMO – free entrance

SCIENCE: The Weekend of Science at the NEMO museum. Gather the kids, assemble yourself, and go!

Tue 9, Urban market & free lunch by Shut up and Eat & Spruitjes Green | OKO – free entrance

A small urban market with street food for you to try, at the coolest cafe from Bolo & beyond!

Wed 10, 16.30, Bergman 100: Persona (1966) | LAB 111

If you only watch one cinema classic this month, make it Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’.

Tue 16, SheSays Amsterdam | Be the change you want to see | Pakhuis de Zwijger – free entrance

TALKS: Stories about the power of change.

Wed 17, WET by Screw Productions | Perdu

THEATRE: A play about women, sex and porn.


Fri 26 to Sun 28 | Greendoc Film Festival | De Ceuvel

FILM: A documentary festival geared toward a more sustainable planet.

Sat 27, Brainwash Festival | De Nes

TALKS: Lectures and talks about the philosophical questions of our time.

Sat 27, 24H West | West Amsterdam – free entrance

NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVAL: Let’s celebrate the West side of town!

Sat 27, 10.00 | PoP-Up SALE | OKO Melting Point – free entrance

MARKET: A bohemian market in the coolest cafe from Bolo & beyond!…

This list is updated weekly, so make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for keeping up to date with When it happens, What it is & Where it takes place. For the city’s cultural agenda, check the I amsterdam website. 

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