Aal around Aalborg: volleyball, art, music, vinyl, events for children, multicultural buffet, the man of 10,000 sounds, photo- and videography meet-up, the Pitching Game, How NOT to get cheated in Denmark, Blackfish and ASO concert
When I first checked my events saved in FB for the weekend, I felt slightly panicked and then disappointed. Where are all the activities going on in Aalborg, I thought? But there are quite a few – I just had to check several sources. FB is not always the best place – VisitAalborg is also good, as is Flowland.dk. Anyway, the bottom line is that there is plenty to do this weekend – you just have to pick what interests you!
Friday, 23 September
Are you a fan of volleyball, as in you like to play it? Then show up tomorrow at 17:30 for Friday Volley at Harald Jensens Vej 9, 9000 Aalborg. Teams will be created, volleyball will be played, and there will be a party after in one of the bars on Jomfru Ane Gade. Everyone is welcome, so please invite all the people you know, even people who aren’t already a member of Aalborg Volley Club, and people who haven’t played volleyball before. Bring some friends! More info here.
Exhibition opening of Omer Fast’s Present Continuous at Kunsten from 17:00 to 19:00. Omer Fast has achieved international attention in recent years for his works of breathtaking, beautiful images and seductive universe reminiscent of professional films. His exhibition at Kunsten examines human instincts and emotions while challenging the fixed notions of true and false. Normal entry prices to Kunsten apply. More info here.
Kaspar Vig & De Fremmede Mennesker + Krogsgaard entertain as guest stars of Klub Husfred at Huset from 20:30. The composer and songwriter Kaspar Vig writes about the common family structure in which he talks about rest stops, mattresses and bodies. The group’s sound is on the borderline between pop and rock. Krogsgaard is the new name in women’s electronica where she moves in dreamy sounds and surprising beats. Entry 50kr/person. More info here.
Saturday, 24 September
‘Art in Hasseris’ (Kunst i Hasseris) takes place Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 both days at KFUM Hallen, which holds exhibition space for 60 serious contemporary artists and craftsmen. The event is held once a year in September. Admission for individuals 14 years of age and older costs 50 kr and includes a glass of wine or soft drink and art catalog. More info here.
Take a quick trip to Nordkraft’s Kedelhallen between 10:00 and 15:00, when you can choose from more than 70,000 vinyl records and a broad range of CDs. On the stage you will also be able to hear three talented North Jutland bands: SuperScum, Long Line Down and Jonas Schou. Free entry. More info here.
Do you have children? Would you like to meet other families in Aalborg? Aalborg Main Library invites you and your family to join us for some music games, and a light lunch in the newly renovated yet cozy children’s section of our main library from 11:00 to 13:00. Whether you’re new in town or have been here a while, this is a great chance to connect with others and give your children a chance to play in fun and different ways. Musician Malene Horsfeldt will lead you and your children through songs and games. She has designed a show that appeals to all ages. After a light lunch you´ll have plenty of time to socialize with the other families and browse the library. The event is free to attend; registration is not required. Just show up! More info here.
Are you missing any items for your children, whether clothing, toys, or equipment? Then come to Gabels Torv where Friis Shopping Center and Lopper på Havnen are holding a joint children’s flea market from 12:00 to 16:00. There will be 50 stands where you can find any number of exciting items for your children, grandchildren, etc. There will also be family friendly music, the opportunity to buy slush and popcorn, and free face painting. Free entry. More info here.
Design the future’s adventurous port in virtual reality at Utzon Center! If you have the desire to create and creative visions of the constructions of the future then Utzon’s workshop may be for you. With Tilt Brush – a new and exciting digital technology – you can give your views on how the future port might look. With the digital drawing tool you can draw your vision in 3D and find yourself in the middle of your work while you work. This is the last weekend the event is open. 10:00 to 17:00; normal entry prices to the museum apply. Find out more here.
All are invited to a multicultural buffet with Elsk Aalborg International from 17:00 to 22:30. Bring your friends; children are also welcome! The doors are open from 17:00, at which time you can come and put your food on the table. The dinner begins at 18:00 so please come before so we can enjoy dinner together. Afterwards we’ll play bingo. This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know others in Aalborg.
– Bring a portion of food that matches what you can eat and is shareable. We would love to taste something from your culture!
– You can buy soft drinks and beer at the bar (10 kr./drink)
17:00 – Welcome
18:00 – Dinner begins
19:30 – bingo
20:30 – “Hygge!” = Board games, music, chatting etc.
More info available here.
Imagine an embodied sound library. That’s Michael Winslow – the man with the 10,000 sounds. Besides being able to imitate every possible sound the comedian can also boast the role of Larvelle Jones in the Police Academy films, so if you think he looks familiar, that may be why. On Saturday from 20:00 at Skråen he will produce the sounds of barking dogs, jets, guitar solos and more. Look forward to some wild entertainment! Tickets 245 kr/person. More info here.
Sunday, 25 September
Do you want to practice your skills in front of or behind the camera? Then come to a Photo and Video Meetup from 12:00 to 16:00 at Værket Street Art Galleri in Nørresundby. Rookie or pro, this event is for everyone – let’s get together and practise being creative. Feel free to note/comment on the Facebook page one of the following (or yet another) you identify as or would like to explore more: Photo, Video, Pro model, Newbie (but wanna get that xp and become the next super model), Artist profil, Make up artist, Performance artist, Street hipster, etc. We look forward to this meet-up with all of you at Værket – the biggest street art gallery at Nørresundby. More info here.
Tuesday, 27 September
Join the Pitching Game from 16:00 to 18:00 at Startup Cafe, Budolfi Plads 41. Regardless of whether you are a student who wants to improve your presentation skills for exams, an entrepreneur who would like to have a killer pitch every time, or just a person who would like to get over your fear of talking in public, or in front of large crowds, the Pitching Game is for you! Set up in a cozy environment, with a casual atmosphere, it is the perfect place to start building on your pitching skills. The events are built around a series of improvised pitches that train the participants’ ability to understand a concept, prepare a short pitch about it, and ultimately deliver a convincing presentation. The companies or concepts used for the pitches range from technology to arts, from highly innovative to simple but highly effective, from impressive breakthroughs to amazingly funny ideas. Everybody is welcome to participate – all you have to do is sign up and show up for the next event. More info here.
Thursday, 29 September
How NOT to get cheated in Denmark. This event will take place at UCN Technology, Sofiendalsvej 60, 9200 Aalborg. The TV2 program operation X exposed a scary tendency among employers of international students. In the show they revealed students who were forced to work a lot of hours and at a pay rate much lower than what is allowed. They even showed examples of students forced to pay back their salary to the company owner because he saw the SU as their pay. 3F and SKAT (Danish Tax-system) will be there at the presentation, where they will be explaining how the system in Denmark works, how to avoid being scammed by a company, and what has happened to some other students at their jobs. If you want to know your rights and the law on this matter, you should attend this event. From 16:00 to 18:30. More info here.
Every second Thursday documentary evening takes place at KUL Cafe at Nordkraft. Entrance is free and we start at 19:30. The first documentary movie is Blackfish, which describes a story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people. Here the problems of sea-park industry and a man’s relationship to nature are questioned as well as the fact how little we actually know about this higly intelligent mammals. Film is in English. More info here.
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra will play under the direction of Swedish conductor Daniel Blendulf three renowned pieces – Sibelius’ Finlandia and Violin Concerto and Nielsen’s Symphony Nr. 2 – The Four Temperaments – next Thursday from 19:30. Featuring violin soloist Janine Jensen. Remember that student tickets are only 75kr with ID. More info here and here.