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What’s Up Amsterdam May 26, 2014

This week Arnaud Wiehe from Dutchified Vlog stops by and
Emil Struijker Boudier tries to redeem himself. The boys talk dos and don’ts about drinking on a terrace and all sorts of fun stuff.

Monday 26th

 RACE PLANET INDOOR GO-KARTS

I would rather drive go karts than 97% of all other activities in the world, combined. I made a list, I weighed my options and it’s true. Indoor go karting is is the top 3% of all possible things that a sentient being can do.

RACE PLANET INDOOR GO-KARTS  | Mon- Fri 1:00pm to 11pm Sat and Sun noon to 11:00pm

Tuesday 27th

MAN OR ASTROMAN? at MELKWEG


MAN OR ASTROMAN? at MELKWEG |7:30pm | €15

NIN at HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL


NIN at HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL | 8:00 | €47

Robeco Summernights at Concertgebouw


Bobby McFerrin | 8:00pm

Wednesday 28th

Rollende Keukens/ROLLING KITCHENS at WESTERGASFABRIK


From Wednesday until Sunday at the Westergasfabriek there will be a great variety of mobile kitchens. From the simple classic pizza to serious BBQ wheels. Entry is free. Food is money.

THE VELVEDETTES at PACIFIC PARC


Sexy lead singer, bass player and drummer if you’re into the ladies….and a sexy guitar player if you lean toward the gents.

THE VELVEDETTES at PACIFIC PARC  | Free | 9:00pm

Thursday 29nd

Robeco Summernights: Concertgebouw Tori Amos

Cinema Remake – art & film

Eye has an exhibition on remakes: Cinema remake – art & film. They are taking a look at movies that have been remade and have (again) become hits.

Nate’s problems with Godzilla

1) Does Godzilla love humans or hate other monsters?

2) Either way you have to admire the tenacity of the soldiers willing to fire thousands of rounds into something that can’t be injured by bullets.

3) Even after the monsters have been fighting in San Francisco for some time and the Golden Gate bridge has been destroyed there is an office full of office people doing office work, that are SURPRISED by the MONSTERS fighting just outside their window

4) I like that part where the soldiers whisper, like the Praying mantis monster is listening.

5) Hey helicopter pilots, maybe fly a little bit out of the reach of the monster, like a dog on a chain.

 

AMSTERDAM RNR MONTHLY PRESENTS: JAYKE ORVIS, THE FREEBORN BROS, JAMES HUNNICUTT at OT301

***We have two tickets to give away to this show so if you like what you hear, shoot us an email at WUApodcast@gmail.com***

Jake Orvis of the .357 String Band and the Goddamn Gallows is part of the Farmageddon family, a label that puts out what you might call neo- roots music. It’s hillbilly, mixed with with cityboy mixed with Gypsies, cigarettes and whisky. You can’t live the life, cause it’ll kill you, but you can come dance to the music.

JAYKE ORVIS, THE FREEBORN BROS, JAMES HUNNICUTT at OT301 | 8:00pm | €8

Friday 30th

URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL at OT301


Celebrating street art in one of Amsterdam’s quirkier establishments.

URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL at OT301 | Overtoom 301 | 30 May – 1 June

Saturday 31th

HET LENTE KABINET and HET TWISKE 

Electronic/funk music festival to kick off the Amsterdam festival season. With various other fun projects.

Enjoy the video, drink every time the host blinks.

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION 2014

The International Amsterdam Tattoo Convention is back like clockwork at the RAI tattoo artists, techniques and designs for those who love to artify and weirdify their bodies!

There will even be tattoo competitions judging the best designs in lettering/text and tribal tattoos, old-school tattoos, oriental tattoos, sleeves and back-pieces and black/grey tattoos!

There’s also bands, piercing stands, a body-art display, street-art exhibits and of course plenty of food stuffs and drinks! And for the kids there….well…nothing. Just kidding! There’s a sword swallower.

INTERNATIONAL TATTOO CONVENTION 2014 | Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein 22 | 30 May – 01 June, Fri 2pm-11pm; Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-8pm | €: 10 (Fri); €18 (Sat & Sun)

Sunday 1st

PUNCH AND JUDY (JAN KLAASEN) ON DAM SQUARE

Jan Klassen loves his family but lacks the communication skills to express his frustration with the modern world, so he beats his wife relentlessly

In Dutch, Punch and Judy are called Jan Klaasen. And now you can see a good old fashioned puppet show like they’ve been doing for 100’s of years, for free, right in the middle of Dam Square. It’s in Dutch, but your kids will laugh as Jan gets whacked in the head 50 times anyway.

PUNCH AND JUDY ON DAM SQUARE (JAN KLAASEN) |DAM SQUARE | Every hour from 1PM to 4PM – Every Sunday UNTIL October | € FREE

 LOCO TOKO PICTURE SHOW at BADA BOOM

Improv comics make fun of movies while you make suggestions and laugh.

 

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What’s Up Amsterdam TV May 5 2014

This week, from Whowhatwhereis.com Sarah-Jane Threipland and Chef Tony Vicentino.

Sarah Jane talks Noord Amsterdam, Tony’s on the DJ tip and Nate brings the rock.

Sarah Jane’s picks

Cityscapes exhibiting in De Toren, Overhoeksplein. 
Marcus Koppen Photography‘s CITYSCAPE PROJECT was born of a fascination with the rapid change of urban landscapes in the Megacities as architects and urban planners try to create living spaces in response to an ever-growing demand for shelter. All photos consist of multiple analog format shots thoroughly combined together. The end results are photographs of bright and colorful cityscapes that display an amazing level of detail.
 
de Toren is open on Friday til Sunday 11:00am til until the last person leaves… so 6:00am, unless the weather is amazing so then it’ll open up extra.  There’s a special exhibition going on in the toilets at the same time (!) the X-rated ladyboy project ‘The Girl Got Balls ‘. FREE!! More info here
London Calling in de Tolhuistuin
Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th will find London Calling for first place in the Garden Room Tolhuistuin! This new venue in Amsterdam North officially opened last weekend in his first official opening concert with The Kik and are proud to include London Calling this week. The lineup is great, full of rocking bands (Klaxons, Glass Animals, Sivu, Young & Sick and so much more!) And the location is also top – rain or shine!
Cost — Day pass €12,50 | 4 Day Ticket €45 More info here
3D Print Canal House
“The 3D Print Canal House researches how 3D printing techniques can offer solutions to housing questions worldwide.”

DUS Architects had a vision, one of not being bound by materials or the usual thinking around house structures. They then set out to prove their philosophy by designing a house that can be assembled piece by printed piece, a little like the picture above shows in miniature, on a 3D printer. With a proper (close-up) look at the 3D Print Canal House it soon becomes apparent what a massive project this is for them, and not just the scale of printing a full size house—this project will take them a further three years to finish and the pieces they’re printing are life-sized.

Open Monday to Fridays 11am-5pm, plus first weekends of the month 11am-5pm, Badhuiskade 11, Amsterdam Noord. More info here

Basis CLUB
Basis is opening its doors once again on Saturday May 10th. It used to be on the Vijzelstraat 66 but closed last year and moved some of its events to DOKA. Now it’s opening in a new place on Saturday – Tolstraat 182. Click here for more info

Tony’s Picks

DYSTOPIAN & KLOCKWORKS WEEKENDER at Trouw

From Saturday at 10:00pm until MONDAY at 7:00am you can dance til the drugs wear off at Trouw

TIMETABLE
SAT
23.00 – 01:00 Carlos Valdes
01.00 – 05:00 Distant Echoes
05.00 – 07:00 Recondite live

DE VERDIEPING
00.00 – 02:00 Melon
02.00 – 04:00 Soundstream
04.00 – ????? Don Williams

SUN
07.00 – 10:30 pär grindvik
10.30 – 14:00 Alex.Do
14.00 – 19:00 RØDHÅD
19.00 – 22:00 Rod Malmok
22.00 – 01:00 Etapp Kyle
01.00 – ????? Ben Klock

ZA10MEI
DYSTOPIAN & KLOCKWORKS WEEKENDER
All Night, All Day and All Night Long
Recondite live (Dystopian, Berlin)
Distant Echoes (Dystopian, Berlin)
Pär Grindvik (Dystopian, Stockholm Ltd, Berlin)
Carlos Valdes (LET, Amsterdam)
Rødhåd (Dystopian, Berlin)
Alex.Do (Dystopian, Berlin)

DE VERDIEPING
DYSTOPIAN & KLOCKWORKS WEEKENDER
All Night, All Day and All Night Long
Soundstream (Soundstream, Panoramabar, Berlin)
Don Williams (Mojuba, Dystopian, Berlin)
Melon (Trouw, Amsterdam)

Entree €20 // Trouwe Honden €10 // €10 voor middernacht

ZON11MEI
KLOCKWORKS SHOWCASE (STARTING AT 19.00)
Ben Klock (Klockworks, Berghain, Berlin)
Etapp Kyle (Klockworks, Moskou)
ROD (Klockworks, ROD, Rotterdam)
Visuals by Heleen Blanken

It’s a great place to find some inspiration, The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica or J. R. Ritman Library is a private Dutch library founded by Joost Ritman. The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica brings together manuscripts and printed works in the field of Hermeticism, more specifically the ‘Christian-Hermetic’ tradition. 
Bloemstraat 13-19, 1016 KV Amsterdam
020 625 8079
A Space Oddity, shop for TV and movie toys, has 24 years of tradition in the Netherlands. Known for its extensive collection of Star Wars toys and related articles from 1977 to the present. But you can also find toys and collector’s items from the latest movies and TV to the classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s, such as toys Transformers, Gundam, Pokemon, WWE, Dragon Ball, Iron Man, Toy Story, Super Mario, Barbapapa, Studio Ghibli, Final Fantasy, One Piece, Spiderman, ET, in short, too many to mention. 

Nate’s Picks

LOUP and SLEEP GUNNER at OCCII

Sleep Gunner is a couple dudes from Amsterdam who play dueling guitars like Buck Owens and Roy Clark from Hee Haw, it’s awesome check this.

LOUP and SLEEP GUNNER at OCCII  Doors open: 20:30   €5

Thursday 8th

LUCERO at PARADISO

If you like Gaslight Anthem and the Hold Steady and you don’t already have tickets for Lucero, something is criminally wrong.

LUCERO at PARADISO | 9:30 | €8.50

Friday 9th

TAT TOO and TATTOO NATION at MELKWEG

There’s a new photo exhibit opening at Melkweg called Tat Too that looks amazing. Its the photography of Krijn Noordwijk and it’s absolutely beautiful. These exhibits are free and you should take the time to walk through and have a look if you’re into photography and or Tattoos. Also playing is a documentary called tattoo nation that chronicles the history of tattoos from the ancient Siberians through the bearded hipster kids that look like…well, me.

The gallery opens at 6:00 and it’s free

While the movie is at 9:15 and costs €9

 

Saturday 10th

 IJ HALLEN FLEA MARKET

Go behind Central Station take the ferry to the NDSM Wharf, follow the smell of mothballs and go treasure hunting.

Sat and Sun 9:00am to 4:30pm | €4.50

 

Sunday 11th

THE DATSUNS and DIRTY DENIMS at PATRONAAT in HAARLEM

Two of the best rock and roll bands going today The Datsuns from New Zealand and The Dirty Denims from right here in Holland

The Datsuns are kinda like the Hives and the Hellacopters all mixed up like scarves and guitars and Dirty Denims are like the Dutch Answer to Letters to Cleo. 8:00PM | €15

 

 

 

What’s Up Amsterdam TV March 31, 2014

Monday 31st

Noordemaarkt Flea Market

Every Monday from 9:00- 17:00 the little square under the Noordekerk comes alive with street vendors selling vintage clothing and small antiques. Great for bargain hunting. Also in the neighborhood is Café Winkel 43..known to have the best apple pie in Amsterdam. The market is also open on Saturdays but instead sells organic produce, In the Jordaan district off the Prinsengracht.

 Drew’s Pub Quiz!! at TARA

Let’s do it. Get a group of pals together and prove how smart you are at Drew’s Pub Quiz at the Tara on Rokin.

Teams of 5 €2.50 pp starts at 8:00pm get there a bit after 7:00 to get a good seat. Cash prizes, it’s like betting on your friends brains.  Need more info? email Drew at droobs2001@yahoo.com or Jess at jessikalynch@yahoo.com

Drew’s English Pub Quiz | Tara | 8:00pm | €2.50

Tuesday 1st

CinemAsia film festival at De Balie

This is the 7th edition of the CinemAsia film festival at De Balie running from 1 to 6 April 2014 with a load of groundbreaking films from Asia as well as a Queer & Asian Film Festival (first held at the Filmhuis Cavia in 2003) and the Queer & Asian programme, which is how I believe the festival got started.

I recommend Snowpiercer, from Korea. The trailer looks amazing.


Wednesday 2nd

Imrov at Bada Boom

Every other Wednesday the pros from Dover stop in and take over the Bada Boom for some edgier imrov than you’ll get in the main room.

Thursday 3rd

Gay Bar Hopping Night

Start off at Prik… Every Thursday in honor of Koopavond..all cocktails are €6 Great cocktails..not sophisticated like Vesper’s or Tales and Spirits but colorful and strong… they also make snack borrel food. 70s kitch décor…friendly staff….fun.  Spuistraat 109 behind the Palace/Dam

Walk across the Dam, take a left in front of the Krapnopolski on the Warmoestraat and head to the Getto Bar/Restaurant- Warmoestraat 51.  Also great colorful cocktails, wild 70s atomic atmosphere. Good dinner food….good burgers and at 20:00 it’s the Glam Variety Show..fun acts, singers and prize giveaways… Acts on this night TBA. No attitude and on this night…more of a mixed crowd than gay.

Walk dinner and drinks off as you head to Leidseplein area to Club Church– Kerkstraat 52 off of the Leidsestraat. Known for fetish nights as underwear only, socks only/naked, golden showers, sex on Sundays. Club Blue on Thursday nights is its most mainstream night… Tonight is Blue Envy (continuing their 7 deadly sins theme)… More drag/fetish/soft-core…. All genders and sexualities welcome…. kooky klubbing – come & meet the outrageous hopelezz family every thursday at amsterdam’s freakiest dance night. expect weird acts and wild & eccentric misfits.hosted by Miss Gimme Moore with DJ HanSom and show by Lolo Benzina. Special appearance by The Countess & Taka Taka. Club Church is owned by Jennifer Hopelezz….Australian expat entrepreneur with a heart of gold. She also organizes the Winter and Summer Drag Olympics to benefit the Homo-Monument.

Friday 4th

Nerd Night at CREA

The first speaker is a political junkie the second might know when aliens are going to make contact.

It’s been rumored that aliens probe the humans they come into contact with, but it’s been proven that a politician won’t even buy you dinner before he bends you over.

NERD NIGHT | CREA | 8:00pm | FREE

Saturday 5th

Museum Weekend

It’s Museum Weekend in all of The Nederlands. Most reputable museums will be €1 Go to them. Educate your self and your family before it’s too late.

 There’s a pillow fight on Dam Square 3:00pm it’s secret and it’s free.

 WASTELAND FETISH BALL

20th year in Amsterdam. Fetish themed acts and entertainment. Fetish themed attire…will be strictly enforced. “Super Bowl of fetish”.. “It’s sci-fi with a hard-on”, “Wildest Party on Earth”- Penthouse.

WASTELAND | North Sea Venue | Hemkade 48 Zaandam | €49.50

Sunday 6th

YOUNG DESIGNERS UNITED

Young Designers United– mostly designer women’s fashion by young unknown Amsterdam designers sold at affordable prices. Keizergracht 447.. Normally open every day, except Sunday.. BUT this Sunday 13:00- 19:00 styling coach Judith Verschuren will be there to offer free fashion advice and tips in free personal 30 min. sessions. You can even bring in your own clothing for her to help you update, alter, etc……

JAZZY SUNDAYS

Jazzy Sundays at Proeferij de Prael Spend a lazy Sunday in a living room type atmosphere in a small alley behind the Red Light District listening to jazz and enjoying local brew and listening to Rene van Beeck Quartet.

Jazzy Sundays | Proeferij de Prael – Ouderzijds Armsteeg 26 | 14:00-17:00 | Free