[Amsterdive’s Cultural Agenda is a selection of art + cultural activities for the city of Amsterdam. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and a reference in case the entrance is free of charge. Make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for weekly updates]
(want to go straight to the point? click on “continue reading” for the events)
I’m back from my mini sabbatical. I did miss writing cultural agendas this past month. It feels good to have an overview of the interesting things going on in the city and to curate the cultural possibilities Amsterdam offers us, even if – as you can imagine – I cannot attend all of the events that I highlight. This is a bit of a weird job to do, at times, if I think that I spend time working on something so ephemerous. I mean, one writes everything down after hours of research, nice and carefully, and then puff! the thing is gone. Whether you’ve been to the event or not, it is over, and nobody ever cares to go back to that one article again. Other than that, it is also an intangible, never-ending job. You can keep on organizing agendas for your whole entire life and you might have a feeling you are not accomplishing anything, as opposed to a thoughtful essay or article, which is supposed to have a long lifespan. But then there’s this: the cultural agendas are useful. Not just for me, but for others as well. This way, I hope I can be of service. I mean, I might write about a very interesting festival but if I never let people know in advance when and where is it happening, making possible for others to experience it too, I feel I am doing just half of the job.
To ease everything out though, Amsterdive’s agendas are going to be published monthly from now on and will be updated weekly. So that we all have a reason to come back to it for one whole entire month. AND, from September on, we are going to have contributors sparkling everything up with their best advice.
Without further ado, here are some events I’d like to highlight for the rest of the month of August. If you get overwhelmed with so many options, feel free to shoot me a message: I can help you out navigating this list.