Recent & upcoming: games, movies, music, art, culture, painting Easter eggs, intercultural communication seminar, and karaoke

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Today is a beautiful, sunny, cloudless day. Too bad the (partial) solar eclipse wasn’t ‘scheduled’ for today! Tomorrow we are supposed to be able to see it in Denmark (actually the Faroe Islands are where it’s at, according to this article), for the first time in 16 years, but the weather forecast is unanimously pessimistic. If – by some miracle – the clouds lift in time (the eclipse starts at roughly 9:40 and will peak around 10:50), there will be some people in Karolinelund watching for it, whom you could join. Or you could just go outside in your garden or on the street…In the mean time, check out the list of coming events below! Events Calendar has been updated.

Board Game Night at Studenterhuset tonight

Thursday, 19 March
17:00 ~ 22:00
Free entry
Read more here

Welcome back for more board games! No better way to make friends and then lose them again just as fast, because you’ve beaten some very competitive people at Monopoly… Board Game Night is an open event for everyone. Bring your friends and family – or come alone – there’s room for everyone and nearly 100 guests with whom to play. The doors are open the entire evening, from 17:00 to 22:00, so you can jump in at any time. And don’t worry about not knowing the rules for certain games, that’s what we – Mathias, Mads and Jens, the volunteers – are here for! We’ll help you find just the right game and get you started.

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UCN Movie Night tonight

Thursday, 19 March
19:45 ~ midnight
UCN T&B International, Porthusgade 1
Free entry
Read more here

Join UCN students and other members of the Aalborg movie-loving community for a cozy night of movie watching tonight, 19 March from 20:00 to midnight at UCN’s T&B International, Porthusgade 1. Popcorn and chips are free, while drinks are available for purchase at the Friday Bar. Knowing that quite a few people will be going to the EU Mythbusters Debate tonight from 19:00 to 21:00, we will try a different time format:

19:45 Friday Bar opens
21:15 Movie starts (currently Breakfast on Pluto is the most voted-for film)
23:59 Friday Bar closes

Before and after the movie we will organize some entertainment, and the possibility to win something. We hope to hear what you think about these small modifications!

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ASO Concert inspired by nature tonight – special student ticket prices!

Thursday, 19 March
19:30 ~ 21:30
Musikkens Hus
Tickets range from 165kr to 265kr; Students & young people under 30 get in for 50 kr. with ID
Read more here

Debussy’s sound poem “La Mer” has to be one of THE impressionist orchestral pieces of music ever written. And it’s on tonight’s ASO program. Moreover, the world premiere of a bassoon concerto by Søren Elbeck will be performed by ASO’s solo bassoonist Sheila Popkin under the baton of French guest conductor Ariane Matiakh. A great concert in Musikkens Hus concert hall…

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UCN Saint Patrick’s Day Party

Friday, 20 March
20:00 ~ 1:00
UCN T&B International, Porthusgade 1
Free entry
Facebook event page here

If you missed your chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday, have no fear! UCN is holding a post-St. Patty’s Day celebration tomorrow night and you are invited. Please wear green and/or orange and/or Irish costume (hmmm…what’s that?) Have fun!

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sol festivalOpening of Aalborg Sun Festival

Friday, 20 March
16:00 ~
Platform 4 at Karolinelund
Free entry
Read more here

You are invited to the opening of Sól Festival – a new festival for light art taking place in Aalborg. The opening will be marked with a reception at Platform 4 tomorrow, at which there will be an official inauguration, program presentations, canapés and performances by Vibeke Falden and students from Vrå Højskole’s electronic music track. The event is open to all. The festival aims to celebrate light cosmically and artistically. It starts on the day of spring equinox (Friday, 20 March) and ends on the night leading to Sunday, 29 March, when we change the clocks an hour ahead. After the reception the night will continue with DJs and art installations at Platform 4, Teglgårds Plads, and Utzon Center.

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Art, Walk and Talk Tour, starting at Nordkraft, Saturday

Saturday, 21 March
12:30 ~
Meet at Kunsthal Nord at Norkraft
Free entry
Read more here

Besides exhibitions at Kunsthal NORD and Kunsten, the Flesh Tint Project involves a nearly one kilometer long street together with skin-colored cross flags and a quantity of flag garlands in a far-reaching flag sequence from Kedelhallen at Nordkraft through Nørregade, Bredgade, and Algade to Boulevarden in the middle of Aalborg. As a citizen, you are, through this, inevitably involved in the relationship between identity, location and use of symbols and forced to reflect on how the flag and flag symbolism is an essential part of our everyday lives. Based on an exhibition at Kunsthal NORD we will move through the city with the artist duo Hessel & Mejlvang from Nordkraft to Kunsten’s temporary quarters at Aalborg Station. Sofie Hesselholdt (1974) and Vibeke Mejlvang (1976) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006, but have worked closely together as artists since 1999. The two artists say about their own practices and artistic strategy that “…we use art as an alternative language to comment on social issues.”

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One Day Art Event at Byens Rum

Saturday, 21 March
14:00 ~
Byens Rum
Free entry
Read more here

A one day event with lots of different forms of art on offer, including interpretive as well as visual, music, etc. Bring your own beer, food, snacks, etc. Looks like a very interesting afternoon!

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plastyka1Painting Easter eggs in Polish

Saturday, 21 March
11:00 ~ 16:00
Aalborg Historical Museum
Entry: 20kr plus museum entrance (30kr/adult; children under 18 free; students 15kr)
Read more here

Aalborg Historical Musuem, in cooperation with the Polish Association of Aalborg, have invited renowned Polish artist Roman Proszynski to decorate Easter eggs Saturday, March 21. Aalborg Historical Museum will hold an Easter workshop, where there will be the opportunity to paint eggs and make other Easter decorations, including paper clippings. Proszynski’s eggs and paper clippings are known throughout the world and have been exhibited in Austria, Lithuania, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, France, Brazil, USA, Canada, Switzerland and in his home country of Poland. Now it is Aalborg’s turn, where Proszynski exhibits examples of his splendid Easter eggs at Aalborg Historical Museum on Algade from 16-21 March. During the workshop, Roman Proszynski will demonstrate batique, a wax technique through which one covers parts of the egg with wax and paints around it. The result is stunning traditional Polish Easter eggs – or “pisanki” as they are called in Polish. You, too, will have the opportunity to try out the technique. In addition to museum entry, the workshop costs 20 kr. This price includes all materials, except the eggs that cost a few dollars and can be purchased from on site.

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Intercultural Communication & the Art of Presenting: Alien vs. Human Culture – Business Ramifications

Tuesday, 24 March
16:00 ~ 18:00
Aalborg University
Entry is free
FB event page here

Broaden your knowledge of intercultural communication and learn how to become a better communicator – by observing the vibrant, colorful, and excellent communicator, Juan Kanty Suriel, who is from the Dominican Republic. He is a skilled presenter, and he has years of experience with teaching, intercultural communication and English. For more information and to register, send an email to agp@cgs.aau.dk.
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Karaoke Night at Studenterhuset

Wednesday, 25 March
19:00 ~
Studenterhuset
Entry is free
FB event page here

One of Studenterhuset’s most popular international night events, Karaoke Night is happening again! Sign up starts from 7pm, and you can choose from a database of thousands of songs – both current and older music. Make sure to sign up when you arrive because during the night the most entertaining (!) performances will be rewarded. All are welcome – not just students. Don’t forget to invite all your friends!

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