Aal around Aalborg: clown considerations, J-day, markets, zoo membership bonus weekend, music (galore), organic slaughter festival, Never Forget Kristallnacht!, book chat, refugees: rights and obligations, games, dance, and Vietnamese culture event

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Have you ever considered becoming a hospital clown? If yes, here is your chance to find out what it takes: an information meeting will take place at Huset Friday, 6 November from 17:00 to 18:30. It is in Danish. You can just show up – no registration necessary. More info available on Huset’s website.

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J-Day starts at 20:49 Friday, 6 November. Pubs will be full. Streets will be awash in revelers. And you, too, can try Tuborg’s Julebryg, if you so desire. Wear a Santa or elf hat wherever you are – you’ll fit right in! If you happen to be on Jomfru Ane Gade at 20:59 you’ll get the bonus of seeing the Christmas lights go on. More on that here. More general info about the celebration here.

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Don’t forget Aalborg Metal Festival – 5-7 November at Studenterhuset. Some of the program is sold out, but you can still buy tickets for a few performances. Read more here.

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11231262_653850848051766_3965783809978077193_nThe monthly Food Market in Nordkraft takes place on Saturday, 7 November from 10:00 to 15:00. The market offers chocolate, cheeses, breads, and a variety of other foods produced in North Jutland to sample and buy. Find a list of the exhibitors on the Facebook page here.

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Aalborg Zoo is offering people with annual zoo memberships ‘bring a friend for free’ day both Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 November. If you arrive between the hours of 10:00 and 15:00 either day, you can bring a guest into the zoo for free. For more information see the zoo’s website here.

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250 merchants from across the country will fill Gigantium this weekend, and 8 Novemberwith antiques, used items and arts and crafts. One of the year’s biggest flea and craft markets, the event attracts both the elderly, who seek items with nostalgic value, and families looking for good deals for their children and homes. The market is open 10:00 to 17:00 Saturday and 10:00 to 16:00 Sunday. Entry is 35 kr./adult, free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. Gigantium is located on the 2, 5 and 12 bus lines. 

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The Tokso Quartet will perform at Huset on Saturday, 7 November from 20:00. Four strings from four different backgrounds: Norwegian Anne Cabin on the Hardanger fiddle, Belgian-Argentinean Leonor Palazzo on cello, French Eleonora Billy on the Swedish key harp, and Greek Kelly Thoma on the Cretan lyra. Tickets 120 kr. in advance and 140 kr. at the door (students and retirees: 60/80 kr.) Tickets can be purchased online here.

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Lopper på Havnen has found indoor space for a November flea market this Sunday, 8 November from 10:00 to 15:00. Come to TommyTelt, Voerbjergvej 36, 9400 Nørresundby to find out what it’s like to join the madness indoors. Space for 200 stalls. Lots of parking available. Snacks and drinks will be for sale. Sounds great! See the FB page here.

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It’s Cuban Night this Saturday, 8 November at Cafe Ulla Terkelsen, where you’ll have the chance to enjoy 2 hours of LIVE MUSIC as well as the best vibes provided by our DJ. Salsa, cha cha cha, mambo, merengue, bachata, kizomba, zouk, forro, raggaeton and all kind of latin music will be played. This party is not exclusively dedicated to salsa dancers, but for all those who are willing to experience another way of partying. The party starts at 20:00, happy hour from 22:00 to 23:00, and tickets are 60 kr. at the door. More specifics available here.

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Halkær Kro, a Nibe cultural institution and supporter of all foods locally grown, is holding its annual slaughter festival this Sunday, 8 November from 10:00 to 15:00. Of interest to vegetarians is the local product market which includes cheese, ice cream, fruit, vegetables, honey, wine, chocolate, and clothing as well as items they won’t be interested in: meat of locally raised animals (duck, chicken, lamb, goat, pig, calf). In addition to the market, which runs throughout the day, the program includes pumpkin carving, slaughter of ducks (end of program), a delicious lunch (90 kr./person), and music. You can find more information here.

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Free lunchtime concert by piano instructor Jens Nørholm of Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium at Musikkens Hus on Monday, 9 November from 12:15.

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Aldrig mere KrystalnatOn 9 November 1938, the Nazi persecution of the German Jews began with extensive vandalism in Jewish cemeteries, synagogues and shops. 91 Jews were killed and 26,000 were imprisoned. In the years that followed discrimination against Jews, Roma, LGBT, the disabled, and the mentally ill increased and culminated in the Holocaust, during which at least 6 million people were murdered by the Nazis. This year marks 70 years since the synagogue in Aalborg was blown up by the Nazis. Even today minorities throughout Europe are exposed to hatred, intolerance and discrimination. Therefore, it is still important to say: ‘Never again Kristallnacht!’ On Monday, 9 November, we will gather at the Jewish cemetery at Hasserisgade and walk with torches through the city to Synagogue Street, where there will be speeches and singing. Please join us from 18:00 to 19:00. More info here.

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bookchat_685Do you love reading but feel you just don’t have time for it? Then try Book Chat on Wednesday, 11 November from 19:00 to 20:30 – the new English book reading club at Aalborg Main Library. Here you´ll meet other book lovers from all over the world, read aloud for each other and then discuss whatever the text makes you wonder about. The first time Bodil and Vita from the library will be there to facilitate but the intention is that the group then takes over the planning, reading, chatting and “hygge”. More info here.

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‘Refugees: Rights and Obligations’ Thursday, 12 November from 16:15 to 18:15. The intentions of this event are to promote information and debate about the issues revolving around the current refugee crisis. Our keynote speakers will be Ms. Karolina Lindholm, Deputy Regional Representative, Office at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Stockholm, and Mr. Jesper Lindholm, Ph.D and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Aalborg University; Danish Refugees appeals board member; Vice chairperson on the board at the Danish Institute for Human Rights; and former protection- and legal officer at UNCHR. We will have a panel consisting of Daniel Nyboe Andersen (Vice Mayor in Aalborg and Alternate for the Danish Parliament from ‘Radikale Venstre), Barikan Ismaili Solecki (MS. In Business, Economics and Auditing from Aalborg University, Freelance lecturer and former refugee from Kurdistan), Jesper Lindholm, and Karolina Lindholm. Please join us for two exiting hours of presentations, panel discussions and debates based on questions from the audience. The event will be held in English. Free registration through this link. Facebook page here.

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Lindy Hop Aalborg invites you to join them in dancing the Lindy Hop – whether you are a beginner or advanced. Have you yet to try Lindy Hop? Dont feel shy, we will give you an introduction to the basic steps! 🙂 Thursday, 12 November from 17:15 to 18:15 at Hadsundvej 180 A, lokale: Biffen. FB page here.

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Do you like to play board games, but have no one to play with? Tired of the old, familiar games you have been playing for yonks? Or just want a cozy night out? Well, fret not! Intercambio’s Boardgame Night is here! On Thursday, 12 November from 19:00 at Studenterhuset we will help you get started by offering professional instruction on One Night Werewolf, King of Tokyo, and Ticket to Ride. However, there will also be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the good old, classic games such as Monopoly, Ludo, Chess, “Uno the Action Game”, Trivial Pursuit, Cards, Cranium and many more. Throughout the night, we will invite you to soft drinks and snacks. FB page here. All are welcome.

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11221709_950171668387538_2576902014682711738_nVietnamese culture evening at Trekanten, Aalborg Øst on Thursday, 12 November from 18:00 to 21:30. Have you ever been to Vietnam, do you plan to travel there, or do you have a Vietnamese friend in Denmark and would like to learn more about the Vietnamese culture? Now you have a unique opportunity to enjoy great Vietnamese traditional music and dance. A group of 11 Vietnamese artists from Vietnam will offer colorful and interesting performances. We will also share our experiences of traveling in Vietnam and how to do business and invest in Vietnam. Last but not least delicious and authentic Vietnamese food will be served. Admission 150 kr.; Vietnamese tapas costs 75 kr. Find out more and buy tickets here.

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