Aal around Aalborg: mirror smashing, organic market, waffles, Latin and go-go dancing, chocolate, aquavit, entrepreneurs, volunteering at 1000Fryd, and COWS!

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Well there is not a whole lot happening this weekend – or maybe I have just not looked hard enough. However, as I always say, ‘quality, not quantity.’ Ok. Bad cliché. Anyway, there are some gems even if they are few and far between. Or maybe you should just get out and enjoy the nice weather (but beware the cooler temps)…

Friday, 16 September

pistolettoLegendary Michelangelo Pistoletto will be at Kunsten to perform ‘Eleven Less One’ from 17:00 to 18:30. The performance involves mirrors being crushed, revealing many underlying colors. Pistoletto’s performance will be a christening of sorts of the newly acquired work ‘Eleven Less One’. It will be preceded by a short talk by Kunsten’s director, Gitte Ørskou, the president of the New Carlsberg Foundation, Karsten Ohrt, and Michelangelo Pistoletto himself. The performance will take place at 17:30. There is a very limited number of seats in the Chamber Hall, so the performance will be streamed live in the museum lobby. You can read more about the work here. More info on the FB event page here. Normal entry prices apply.

Saturday, 17 September

orgmktA big organic market will be held in Kedelhallen at Nordkraft from 10:00 to 15:00 in conjunction with Aalborg Sustainability Festival. Organic products will be presented by the following:
Fair to Wear • Helsehjørnet / Aurion • By Lykke • Ideon Skovbutik • BUUS Vine • Theamelgaard Fair Trade • Aekvartor Kaffe • Æblegården Baksminde • Sarahs Saloner • Halkær Ådal Økologisk • Mettes Økologiske Grøntsager • Busk Økologi • Staudeengen • Aronia • Spirelyst Gårdbutik • Q-Organic
At 10:00 the market will be officially opened by Lasse P. N. Olsen, Alderman for Environment and Energy Management, while at 12:00 a fashion show will be presented by http://www.fairtowear.dk. Looking for more info? Click here.

Do you like waffles and games? Then head to Dice ‘n Drinks on Saturday where they will be making waffles all day (10kr/one or 15kr/two) and you can eat as well as play one of more than 300 games. Great way to meet people and great way to get a waffle. From noon. More info here.

What better way to start a new salsa season then celebrating LATIN AMERICA. Most of the Latin countries celebrate their independence day in September, so let’s wish them ‘Happy Independence Day!’ Polish your dancing shoes and let’s have fun with the best Latin atmosphere in Aalborg, the best music, and the best dance floor!
The program:
Workshops by Geovanni Rangel & Nichola Oades (Guatemala & Sweden)
15:00 Bachata Dominicana Musicality
16:10 Bachata Sensual Cool Moves
17:20 Salsa On1 Turns and Patterns (intermediate-advanced)
The price for the workshops (payment at the door):
1 workshop 100 Kr
2 workshops 175 Kr
3 workshops 200 Kr
Location for the workshops is Kulturbroen, Norresundby Aalborg. The workshops will be followed by a Latin dance party at House of Dance (Vesterbro 21D, Aalborg) with a 50kr entrance fee. Doors open at 21:00. See FB page for more info.

Garage a Go-Go, a garage rock’n’roll club with loads of dynamite hits, happens at Studenterhuset from 22:00 to 2:00am. Resident DJ’s The Courettes will be spinning their favourite beat, garage & r’n’r singles. Come dance, drink beers and have fun – especially if you’re done with studying for the day and just want to let loose! Whaaauw!!! Free entry. More info here.

Sunday, 18 September

Come to the Chocolate Festival from 13:00 to 17:00 at Søberg in Vejgaard (13-17 on Hadsundvej 20, 9000 Aalborg)! Spend a pleasant afternoon, perhaps with friends, family or colleagues and hear about – and taste! – a lot of different delicious chocolates and other yummy things. The price is 149kr. per person. Find tickets via this link. FB page here.

Every year on the 3rd Sunday of September, Arla farms in Denmark open their stable and barn doors to visitors to see how they operate. This year Open Farms Day takes place on from 10:00 to 16:00. Registration is not necessary and entry to all participating farms is free. There are many different types of farming represented, with everything from dairy cows to sows and piglets and from minks to eggs, mushrooms and cucumbers. At some of the farms it is possible to buy something to drink and eat – read more on the activity list for each farm. Find the farm/s you would most like to visit here. (Tip: the two closest to Aalborg are in Vodskov and Storvorde). Here is the FB page on the event.

Tuesday, 20 September

The fourth International Startup Café will be on Tuesday from 16:00-18:00 at International House on Rantzausgade 4. Sign up here. As usual Edin Hajder from International Startup Service will lead the event. Then two entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences starting a business in Denmark:
2.Katarina Drengubiakova – Handmade T-shirts
Following the presentations there will be time for networking with the other participants. Find out more here.

Wednesday, 21 September

What connects you with Christmas and aquavit? Aalborg Aquavit Christmas presents again this year an exciting artistic collaboration that has interpreted these themes. And it’s not just anyone who has been responsible for ‘art’ at this year’s aquavit. Who but Aalborg’s own home boy Jonny Hefty knows how to put things into words at the edge of art? Jonny Hefty is in many ways the epitome of Aalborg, and he has interpreted the Christmas aquavit Nordic atmosphere with a hot piece of poetry. On this occasion we invite you to a special press event that embraces both art on the bottle and the content itself: a genuine poetry slam at Studenterhuset with Mark Skovgaard Jensen as host and Jonny Hefty as first-slammer. Master Blender and technical director at Aalborg Aquavit, Lars Kragelund, will also share the specific characteristics and traditions of aquavit and its unrivaled combination with Danish Christmas. We will offer canapés, beer and schnapps + a signed bottle of the year’s Christmas Aquavit. From 13:30 to 15:00. You were supposed to sign up by yesterday by writing sh@rostrapr.com but go ahead and try anyway – maybe the seats haven’t been filled?

A new international Rotary club has been established in Aalborg and you are invited to join. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 21 September from 17:30-19:00 at AAU – Pontoppidanstræde 111, Room 1031. The group is a mix of Danes and internationals and their meetings are conducted in English. This is a great organization to help get you more involved in the Aalborg professional community and network. The featured speaker next Wednesday will be Lasse Frimand Jensen, who will talk about International House North Denmark. Contact Andrew Cass for more information.

1000Fryd is looking for new volunteers! Do you want to volunteer at a culture house with a busy music schedule and a vegan café, where we also do vegan soup kitchens, free cinema, and much more? Since we’re a DIY community we always need new people to be a part of our crew. We’re always looking for people to bartend, people to cook (both for bands and for our soup kitchen), people to help cleaning, and loads of other activities (eg. cinema, managing events/concerts or collect entrance fees at concerts). There’s no age limit, you don’t need any special experience, and we’ll teach you whatever you need. If you can’t wait for this meeting, just contact 1000Fryd@1000Fryd.dk, or drop in any Monday at 17:00, where we have our weekly meeting. More info about the meeting here.


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