Aal around Aalborg: weloveaalborg photo exhibit, cycle tour, wine&music, harbour music, Latin dancing, art, rabbits, yoga, job search-related events, and Regatta teaser

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It is going to be a sunny weekend, which is to the benefit of many of the events and activities listed below. I don’t have much more to say at this point, other than get out there and enjoy yourself!

Friday, 10 June

13335522_10153807896148883_6525223822830343293_nScandic Aalborg City and VisitAalborg want to show that yes, we love Aalborg! So much so that we invited everyone to take pictures of our lovely city with the tag weloveaalborg and share their love with us via Instagram. The result is many really, really cool pictures from which we have selected 14 and which will be presented at the opening of Scandic Aalborg City today from 16:00 to 18:00. We will provide something to drink, some snacks and good background music when the lobby’s walls in the hotel will be transformed by 14 Instagrammers’ examples of some of what makes Aalborg wonderful. Director of Scandic Aalborg City, Kuno Becker Rasmussen, will welcome guests, after which Kim Mikael Jensen from VisitAalborg will say a word about the initiative. Of the 14 photos on display, we will draw a lucky winner for an overnight stay for 2 at Scandic Aalborg City, dinner at Spisehus, and a year’s membership to Club Kunsten+ Utzon. So come and get your Friday beer while admiring the city’s very first user created Insta-gallery. You will also have the opportunity to greet some of the photographers behind the images. Scandic Aalborg City is at Europa Plads 1, 9000 Aalborg. Free entry. FB page for the event here.

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If you like to cycle and are curious about secret sights, different angles, interesting view-points and alternative back-routes high and low in Aalborg and Nørresundby, join tour guide Mike White, chairman of the Aalborg branch of the Danish Cyclist Federation, who will lead a 10 km round trip bicycle ride through selected parts of the city area tonight. The pace will be moderate and there will be a number of narrative stops where Mike will fill in with info on the city and the chosen sights. Please make sure that your bike is in good condition. Bring water and a little bit of something to eat (banana, muesli bar etc.) Meeting point: Studenterhuset, next to the fountain, departure 17:30. Return expected at 20:00. Here is the FB event page link.

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It’s Friday, and D’Wine Bar wants to help you celebrate.  Tonight they provide Friday mood music with Ulrik Music – and promise that both rosé and white wine are in the fridge! If you prefer red, they are also able to deliver. They also have delicious Spanish tapas, including serrano ham and cheese. Music starts at 21:30. More info here.

Saturday, 11 June

13350342_10154252581961602_2138890749083254912_oFindersKeepers Design Market takes place this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 at Nordkraft. The market is a platform for upcoming designers and artists who wish to sell art, fashion, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, accessories and more. FindersKeepers’ ‘design department consists of handpicked designers and artists from all over Denmark, each with their unique expression and a way of accessing their designs. We always present various designers and artists, and the composition changes from event to event. In this way we ensure variation, so there is always something new for our customers. From the artists’ side, the market is an ideal platform for students of design education, new talents and upcoming designers who want to show their skills and get direct contact with the consumer. Cost of entry: 50kr/day or 70kr/weekend. Children under 12 years free of charge. If you buy your ticket online and download it to your phone ahead of time, you can get in 15 minutes before everyone else. Read more about us here. See the FB page here.

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From 12:00 to 19:00 at the harbor tomorrow music from Lions FjordRock will dominate the area between Fjordmarken and the train bridge over the fjord. Entry is free, and here is the line-up:

► 12:00 – 13:00 : Gregers L Mogstad – duo
► 13:00 – 15:00 : Rockmaskinen med Malthe
► 15:30 – 17:00 : Ivan Pedersen med trio
► 17:30 – 19:00 : Moonjam
FB event page here.

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If rock music outdoors is not your thing, why not try a Latin style of dance called Bachata? Aalborg Salsa Forening presents Bachata Sensual Bootcamp with Ovidijus & Viktorija tomorrow at the same time as Lions FjordRock, followed by the Aalborg Goes Sensual Season Finale Party. The bootcamp will be taught by Ovidijus & Viktorija from Lithuania, and it takes place at Kulturbroen (Strandgade 3, Nørresundby). Here is the program:

12:00 – 13:00 Intro to Bachata (Open level)
13:00 – 14:00 Leading/Following in Bachata Moderna*
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:00 Leading/Following in Bachata Sensual*
16:00 – 17:00 Musicality*
* The level will be chosen to suit the participants best

The normal price for the bootcamp is 450kr. This includes the party + intro workshop before the party. However, students pay only 350kr. and people living more than 50km away from Aalborg pay 400kr. You can register for the bootcamp here. FB page here.

The party (entry 50kr, if you didn’t take part in the bootcamp, FB page here) takes place at House of Dance (Vesterbro 21D, Aalborg).
20:30 – 21:30 Intro workshop
21:30 – Aalborg Goes Sensual Season Finale party with the best sensual music:
*Zouk* *Kizomba* *Bachata* + some salsa
2:00 – Thanks, and good night!

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Yet another musical option tomorrow at the harbor is Harbor Candy, an electronic music festival of sorts. It takes place in Jomfru Ane Park from 14:00 to 20:00. The line-up is Daniel Kandi, Brian Berg, and Max Puxi. The types of music played will be progressive house, deep house, tech house, minimal techno, and progressive trance. (Who knew that there were so many types of electronic music? Not I, for sure.) Here is the FB page. Free to the public.

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All are invited to the opening of the group exhibition of works by artists Charlotte Trampedach and Jesper Dahl at Jarsbo Contemporary Art, Adelgade 2, 9000 Aalborg. From 12:00 to 14:00. See the FB page for more info.

Sunday, 12 June

Come and experience some of the nicest rabbits in Aalborg and region at the rabbit exhibition at Nymarksminde. You can witness the best looking rabbit in North Jutland being named, and, as always, children can take the opportunity to play throughout the park, which includes a Mini Zoo with chickens, cows and pigs, and a Playland with a great play and activity room. Exhibit starts at 10:00. Price is the cost of general admission. More info about Nymarksminde, which is close to Vodskov, can be found here.

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Yoga in the Park from 12:30. Join us for the classic Sun-day session in Karolinelund but with a twist! Your teacher, who will be revealed on the day, is truly amazing, experienced, charismatic, passionate and insightful. Let’s warm up together for the festival in style. Remember to bring your own mat. The event is in both English and Danish, and donations are gratefully accepted. FB page here.

Monday, 13 June – Thursday, 16 June

Three Share2Learn events (all take place at InterCollege ApS, Bygholmen 8, 9000 Aalborg)

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (Monday, 16:30-18:00)
Have a business idea, but don’t know where to start? Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is an exchange programme that gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other EU countries. Come and learn about the programme and what opportunities it gives you.

CV Advice from an Employer’s Perspective (Tuesday, 16:30-18:00)
Need help with your internship application? This workshop will give the opportunity to get CV advice from an employer’s perspective, improve your CV and get the answers to the questions which you would like answered by an employer. Please bring along your CV as well as any questions you might have.

Career Planning Workshop (Wednesday, 16:30-19:30)
Confused about your future and not sure what to do next with your career? This workshop will use the coaching method to help you get more clarity about your perfect career path and plan your goals for professional development.

Let us know you’re coming by sending an email to share2learnaalborg@gmail.com. Bring with you something to write and your enthusiasm! More info on this series is available on the FB page here.

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Join European Youth at International House (Rantzausgade 4, 9000 Aalborg) for a summer screening of “The Great European Disaster” on Monday from 19:00 to 21:00. Here is the trailer. It’s a movie about how Europe would look if the European Union did not exist, a movie that signals how close we are to the third world war and will make you think about our possible future. Free of charge. FB page here.

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13344548_1754702754805127_63943932771862221_nInternational House North Denmark welcomes all international spouses and partners to our fifth SPOUSE SPACE event on Wednesday from 10:00 – 12:00 at their facilities, Rantzausgade 4, 9000 Aalborg.

Spouse Space is an initiative for international spouses and partners of employees of companies and institutions in the Aalborg area who
– have questions about life in North Denmark;
– would like to find out more about the job search assistance we and our partners provide;
– are interested in meeting others and building a network.

The fifth Spouse Space will be about working for a SME and the job search in North Denmark! We will discuss what a SME (Small to Medium Entreprise) is, and why it is important as a job seeker to be more knowledgeable on the subject. A guest speaker from Job Center will give a presentation on job seeking in Denmark and tips and tricks on how to be successful at it. Last, what does your CV say about you? Does is stand out? What do Danish companies look for in a CV? Let’s find out together. Participation is free of charge, but is limited to 30 people and you must register here. If you cannot attend the whole event, feel free to show up when you can, whether at 10:15, 10:45, or 11:30. Children are welcome but please indicate you are bringing your child when you register so we can prepare some activities for them!

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And finally, a heads up about the Aalborg Regatta, which starts next Thursday and goes through Sunday, 19 June. It’s a big event that includes musical entertainment, activities on the water, food options, and a play area for children. Mark your calendar now! Link to more info available on the FB page.

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