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WHEN WHAT WHERE | January

Welcome to the first 2018’s WHEN WHAT WHERE, ladies & gents!

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

This list is updated weekly, so make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for keeping up to date. 

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When | What | Where November

Amsterdive’s cultural agenda WHEN | WHAT | WHERE was taken over by aliens!
(well, not, but almost)

Ladies & Gentlemen,

I’m delighted to present you a cultural agenda for November curated by a handful of my favorite fellow bloggers (and instabloggers)! Andra Stefan from Amsterdamming, Carole Rey from Good Enough Darling, Dana Marin from Amsterdamian, Dani Bordiniuc from Coffee & Stories, Deepa Paul from Instagrambloggers, and, last but certainly not the least, Jan Arsenovic from Jan in Amsterdam, all accepted my invitation to participate in the Blogger’s Edition of When | What | Where! 💥

It feels AMAZING to have these fine creatives onboard with me. You might know some of them already. They’ve been commitedely documenting and creating content about Amsterdam and The Netherlands by means of articles, photography, video, even books (!). So this is my present for you, guys (better said – our present). After all, Sinterklaas is just around the corner. Make sure to visit the blogs of these marvellous six and check out what they’ve been up to.

With no further ado, let’s take a look at what is getting this team excited for the upcoming month!

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Weekly agenda | 1st – 7th May

[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,

After a week of silence, our cultural agenda is back! And you know what I learned from this week of absence? I can’t miss my own agendas anymore. I have never been a great planner and, at a certain point, I was just overscheduling myself, and having to cancel things last minute. I started putting these together for the sake of my own organization so I would have an overview of my week leisure-wise. Other than that, I wanted to have a link to redirect my friends, when they asked me about “plans for the weekend”. Here’s the menu for this week, for your amusement.

(For suggestions and comments, do get in touch via amsterdivemail@gmail.com. Enjoy!)

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Weekly Agenda | 17th – 23rd 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,

How complicated can it be to fully go for it? You know, not just half time, not in the way of the hobbyist, but full on, or – if you want – professionally. Whether we believe the path we’d like to follow is an impossible one, whether we have no clue where to start, whether we think we are not good enough to do it. Or maybe our path is not carved yet, and we don’t really have examples around to get guidance from. And then there are the others, all the people who doubt, who project their fears on us, who urge us to stay on the safe side of the road “for our own good”.

Don’t listen.

More than ever dig into yourself, and search for that flame which is burning inside. Trust the direction it propels you into. Even if you can’t see the road ahead. Even if you can’t exactly picture the outcome. Even if you can’t (not yet) put everything into beautiful and logical words which would impress a TEDx audience. Or your parents for that matter.

Just go.

(and, in the meanwhile, do get some inspiration and some uplifting energy from the events below)

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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!

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Weekly Agenda | 20 – 26 March

Dear all,

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.

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Weekly agenda | 13 – 19 March

Dear all,

This week is a very important one. It will set up the tone for what’s to come on the next four years in The Netherlands. Let’s trust the result of the elections of March 15th emphasize a sense of unity amongst the people, rather than division. I firmly believe we need to work with each other, find solutions with each other, trust each other, now more than ever. I also have great admiration for the Dutch capacity of finding consensus, and moving forward together, facing challenges in a cooperative and inclusive manner. So I urge all the people who look at the world through this lens to make use of their vote. If you feel quite disappointed with the state of matters around you, this is exactly the opportunity you have to help the social and political scale fall to a compassionate and constructive side. If you feel hopeful, spread the positive message because we are collectively in need of it, seriously.

To make everything all the merrier, the selected cultural events for this week are all free entrance or donation-based. To honor the spirit of inclusion, compassion, constructiveness, and freedom, which should be the guide for any voter, any citizen, any human being on this earth. 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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Weekly agenda | 6th – 12th Mar

Last week, I was struck by how such a personal article as “On being a woman in Amsterdam” reasoned with so many minds out there. I couldn’t possibly expect all the reactions of support and enthusiasm, especially because I had mentally prepared myself for some backlash. Thank you very much you all for the feedback – also to the ones who had a different point of view, and dared to enrich the conversation. This exchange of opinions makes our work on this side of the screen at once gratifying, and definitely less lonely. It is amazing to feel one can be ‘of service’ by writing something that really matters to people around. And thank you Dutch News for sharing the article!

Although the timing of this post was unplanned, it ended up falling into place because the coming Wednesday is International Women’s Day – one that reminds us of how far we have come in terms of human rights, and how much there is to do, still. Check the agenda below for the related events. 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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Weekly agenda | 27th Mar – 5th Apr

The spring is on the corner ( wishful thinking), and the events madness is ON! I usually select one event for each day ( max. two, if they can be combined with each other), but it is getting more and more challenging to select just one option. This weekend is particularly rich in fine concerts, and for this Saturday there are three different things on the menu ( imagine how it will be come summertime!).

Let’s dive into important stuff. 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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Weekly agenda | 6 – 12 Feb

If I was my own teacher ( which I am, I guess), I would tell myself,

Hey, girl, you’re late.

And then I’d reply:

I know. But I grew up in a place – Portugal -, where people quite literally say: ‘Better late than never’. So yeah, I am late with my cultural suggestions for the week. But you are just in time to take a look at it, and go make the most of your mid-week, and weekend.

My tip for you here is the Friday night program. One of the most ingenious bands of this city  – Fumaça Preta – is performing at one of my favorite venues. And I am sure it is going to be epic.

With no further ado, let’s go for it. 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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