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What’s on? Amsterdam | Nov 2017

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What’s on? Amsterdam | Nov 2017

From 10 Nov | 20:00


A stage performance about Mark Rothko, the trailblazing (and highly temperamental) artist who believed in total freedom of expression and fought against its being compromised by the market. Directed by Lora Randolph Mander with ‘Amsterdam’s Shakespeare expert’ William Sutton playing Rothko.

Thanks to Sona Prakesh for this review: 

“Highly recommended, Amdammers [sic] into art or theatre, and especially if you’re into both. Already impressive when I saw it a few months ago in “staged reading” form, so I’m delighted to see it get a proper staging now. In general also a sensitive probe into the place of art and artists in a capitalist society.”

There’s a short run at De Hallen then the production moves to Charley’s in Oost for a few days.

Nov 10-12 @ a location in de Hallen

Nov 17-19 @ Charley’s in Oost


16 November | 18:00 till late

@ Le Baravin (a new French wine bar in de Pijp)

Let’s celebrate le Beaujolais Nouveau!


18 November at 20:30

Stand-up Comedy Show In English

@ MixTree


Mixtree Comedy is back but it’s moved from the OT301 to the new Mixtree space at Broedplaats Lelylaan.


The line-up:

Priestess pussilicious Izabella Finch

Michael ‘comedy Meister’ Jaeger

Hager the Egyptian sphinx of silliness

Pauly Russell- Scotland’s cheekiest

Marijn de Vries- finding the funny in adversity

Stanislav Nikolov- bow-tied Bulgarian brilliance

Tim van ‘t Hul – Dutch storyteller in a ‘Fox News’ Voice


Hosted by Ken Parsons.


21 Nov

Gorillaz @ Ziggodome

The British band are here for their Humanz Tour, with guest appearances, and it’s had pretty good reviews so far if you like that sort of thing.  


Thursday 23 Nov | 20:00 @ Boom Chicago


Bennett Arron comes to Amsterdam with a new stand-up show. Known for his JeWelsh humour and seen on tour supporting Ricky Gervais, let’s see if he can make Amsterdam laugh … [we’re guessing the answer is “yes”. We’re an easy crowd.]

23 & 24 Nov

Thanksgiving & 45th birthday | American Book Center

If you’re feeling lonesome this Thanksgiving, the American Book Center is particularly happy to celebate 45 years as an independent bookshop and they welcome you to join them. You can splash out and join them for a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday 23 November offsite at Cafe Belcampo, or on Friday 23 Nov you can pop down to the bookstore from 16:00 for a slice of birthday cake, live music, and lots of funny stories (it’s free but you need to book a ticket).



Sunday 26 November

Puurmarkt @ Park Frankendael

Take your pick of the food stalls at this roving Sunday market. Only one edition this month.

Mon 27 Nov

Kimbra | @ Paradiso Noord

Kimbra is back in Amsterdam. She’s played at the tiny Bitterzoet before but this month you can find her at Paradiso Noord at the Tolhuistuin. This New Zealand singer is mainly known for her cameo on Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. But she’s released a few of her own albums since then. Our tip. 

Tues 28 Nov

Spark retreat #2 – SOLD OUT

@ Loenen aan de Vecht (just out of town)

Emmy McCarthy will be leading a full day’s retreat on planning and goal setting for 2018, for female entreprenuers and business owners.