I’ve been busy working on a post regarding the special tax scheme for foreign researchers and highly paid professionals, which I hope to publish early next week. In the mean time, I thought I’d pass on a couple tips about recent and upcoming happenings in Aalborg (a salute to Mid-Vest Avis’ 26 February issue for most of these):
- Paradis will open its doors for the season on Saturday, 1 March. Per tradition, the Reberbansgade shop will offer free ice cream to all who come through their doors between 12:00 and 16:00 that day. On offer are a plethora of flavors, including new brownie, caramel, and Oreo concoctions. All ice cream is made freshly on the day it is sold.
- Fastelavn will be celebrated in various parts of the city this weekend. Two of those celebrations will take place on Sunday, 2 March at the Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Zoo. From 13:00 to 16:00 at the Historical Museum children are invited to wear costumes (prizes will be given for best homemade costume, prettiest costume, and craziest costume) and ‘hit the barrel’. There will be rolls, hot coca and soda for everyone. Entry costs DKK 20. The Aalborg Zoo Fastelavn festivities will commence at 10:00 with free face painting. Election of the Fastelavn king and queen and hitting the cat out of the barrel will take place from 13:00 to 15:00. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Normal zoo entry fees will be in place.
- The Fugitives, a group of eight musicians from the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, will perform Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” at Budolfi Church on the evening of Wednesday, 5 March at 19:30. Tickets are DKK 100 each (children and youth free) and can be purchased at the door.
- Last week the specialist beer shop Ølkonsortiet on Rantzausgade (across from Aalborg Kommune borger service) closed its doors for the last time after nine years. While passionate about beer – and popular because of their selection and knowledge of beers from around the world, as well as a top rating among beer shops in Denmark – the owners had to make the difficult decision to close the business due to the competing demands of full-time jobs outside the shop and young families, according to Mid-Vest Avis (pg. 14).