This week in the What's Up Amsterdam Podcast: Dance & Improv Lab @ Bimhuis, Dutch Cheese Museum Alkmaar, Mini Golf AmstelPark, Margaret Atwood: John Adams Institute, Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Hot Spurs: The Free Fringe Improvtacular, Two Cow Garage DB in Utrecht, Orange Tea Theatre Company, Rocket Cinema Open Air Cinema, Amsterdam Derby Dames, The Night of the Unexpected, Terry O'Neill - "Newly Discovered @ the Eduard Planting Gallery, Valtifest, Canal Swim for ALS, Pure Markt, Valtifest, Wine Cabaret @ The Mezrab, Lemmy Doc @ Melkweg
FRIDAY 6 September
ORANGE TEA THEATRE COMPANY
Also part of the Fringe festival, is the English language play by a local group called the Orange Tea Theatre Company. The play is called I Am I and is described thusly: Mike Czuba’s breakneck and hilarious play rockets from place to place, taking in everything from love poems to sexual politics to just how much is ok to spend on dinner. But can the actors keep to the script, or will life get in the way? One woman, one man. No, two men. One man split in two. Three actors. Two actors and an actress? Who knows any more… get mixed up and straightened out with Orange Tea Theatre’s I Am. I AM I - Orange Tea Theatre Company | €11 | Runs 6th-9th of September | Curtain on the 6th at 9pm, 7-9 September at 6pm Tickets | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Telephone: +31 (0) 6238 65500
ROCKET CINEMA hosts OPEN AIR MOVIES ON THE CANAL Here’s the deal, for the next three nights there will be a big ass screen in the grassy area next to Paradiso, they will show movies on this screen. Here’s the kicker, world renowned DJs will be there to redo the soundtrack. Friday they will showing the classic Creature From the Black Lagoon with DJ Dirk Diggler, Saturday it’s the Amsterdam classic slasher flick Amsterdamned with music by the Smoke Eaters and Sunday...it’s fuckin’ Jaws, man with music by the Alec Smart who must have balls the size of church bells to redo John Williams’ classic score. Oh, and one last thing, the sound will be coming from headphones so you can’t just jack a movie for free, so bring another twinski for headphone deposit. ROCKET CINEMA hosts OPEN AIR MOVIES ON THE CANAL | NEXT TO PARADISO | €7.50 + €20.00 HEADPHONE DEPOSIT | 8:30
Saturday 7 September
AMSTERDAM DERBY DAMES Our hometown roller derby-ers are sponsoring 24 hours of skating with an event called Block Around the Clock. This marathon skating event is being held to raise awareness and money to fight sex trafficking. Starting at noon and going for 24 hours you can see 30 minute scrimmages between groups like cats lovers vs dogs lovers, Lord of the Rings fans vs Star Wars nerds and the ever popular Carpet Munchers vs Strictly Dickly. All profits go directly to Fier Fryslan and Centrum Kinderhandel en Mensenhandel. BLOCK AROUND THE CLOCK | €35 | Sporthallen Zuid Burgerweeshuispad 54 | Noon saturday to noon Sunday | FACEBOOK EVENT THE NIGHT OF THE UNEXPECTED This is a classical and jazz festival that, this year, has a Russian flavor in honor of the Netherlands-Russia cultural exchange year. It will also feature a soporific performance by Julianna Barwick. This song is called Nepenthe. Prepare to bliss out.
NIGHT OF THE UNEXPECTED | Paradiso | 8:30pm |€18 | Free for Subbacultcha! members SATURDAY 7 September TERRY O’NEILL - “NEWLY DISCOVERED” EDUARD PLANTING GALLERY
Terry O’Neill is one of those 70s photographers whose images have documented a decade. And now he’s "Newly Discovered" at the Eduard Planting Gallery over on the Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat for amazing images of supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Iman and Kate Moss. Portraits of actresses like Ursula Andress, Andie MacDowell, Audrey Hepburn, Isabella Rossellini, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sharon Stone and also David Bowie, Johan Cruijff, James Garner, Queen and Diana.
TERRY O’NEILL - “NEWLY DISCOVERED” EDUARD PLANTING GALLERY | FREE | 07 September - 19 October | 1pm - 6pm (Wed - Sat) | Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 | +31 (0) 20 320 67 05 | email@example.com
Don’t know much about this, but the marketing blurb claims Valtifest is one of Amsterdam's most weird and wonderful music festivals with live DJs and bands will offer a mix of musical styles, including dance, electro, house, dubstep, hip-hop and punk. Watch this "unique" video. By the way, Valt ‘ie is a play on words meaning, “Is it going to fall?”
VALTIVEST | NDSM Wharf | €: 45
SUNDAY 8 September PURE MARKET
A relaxed foodie festival, the Pure Markt offers a variety of international and local dishes to sample, including paella, bun cha, ice cream, oysters, cava, sausages, goulash, and beer. You can also purchase food to take home like cheese, jams and olive oil as well as clothing and home decor items.
PURE MARKT | Every month at Park Frankendael from 11:00-18:00 and every second Sunday of every month at Amstelpark from 11:00-18:00
CANAL SWIM FOR ALS ALS, also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease, is an incurable nerve and muscle disease, where your muscles stop working one by one. Little is known about the cause of this disease and there is no cure presently so a lot of research and money is needed. It’s a great cause. You can find out more and donate at the link below. Event starts at 12:30 sharp and the last person should be done by 1:00.
CANAL SWIM FOR ALS | to see go to NIEUWE HERENGRACHT or AMSTEL CANALS | FREE/DONATIONS | 12:30 - 1:00
WINE CABARET @ THE MEZRAB The Australian troupe, The OzCabaret will be performing their Amsterdam Fringe Preview for the Mezrab audience on Sunday 8th September, 2013 at 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm). Join these three talented Aussie performers as serve up a cleverly conceived interactive Wine Cabaret. Taste five wines from around the world and be treated to stories, music and a beautiful repertoire of famous wine songs from the likes of Leonard Cohen, The Eagles and Whitesnake. Gold coin donation at the door.
Wine Cabaret - Live Music Theater & Wine-tasting (English) | Reservations Required | Gold Coin Donation at the Door | next to Wilhelmina Pakhuis Veemkade 572D | +31 61 477 5777 LEMMY DOC at MELKWEG Someone made a documentary about Motorhead's Lemmy. This is mandatory viewing. MANDATORY!
LEMMY: THE DOCUMENTARY | 8:00 pm | Melkweg Cinema | €7
What a week. What a week. Enjoy!!!!!