Aal around Aalborg: from 9 June 2017

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So many events happening this weekend…Aalborg Regatta, Asian Culture Festival, On Air Festival, opening of the newly renovated Vestre Fjordpark, Lions FjordPark, and so much more. Check out the calendar!

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Aal around Aalborg: back and better than ever!

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And so I return from a very long hiatus – unplanned, to be sure, but necessary. Last week I had the pleasure of talking with two of Aalborg Library’s strongest advocates for helping international residents, who have been staying up-to-date on what’s happening in Aalborg, where the pressure points are, and which topics could be useful to my readers. My events posts were at the top of the list – and I promised I’d be back this week. So here I am!

One of the things I’ve wanted to do since I started the events series is to develop it around a calendar – with individual listings within the calendar entries. WordPress has upgraded their offerings since I last blogged and so I have been able to embed the Google calendar for Aal around Aalborg directly into a page (Events Calendar). But because this is the first time I’m using it like this, I have also embedded it directly below. It looks crowded – I freely acknowledge this. In addition, while this is not optimised for mobile phone viewing directly from the blog, if you use Google calendars, you can import the Aal around Aalborg calendar and see it through your calendar app. If you click on the “Agenda” tab in the top right-hand corner of the calendar, the separate entries are much easier to see. If you click on an individual entry, you will see the location of the event as well as text describing it and – crucially – whether it is free of charge or there is a price of admission. Almost all events I’ve posted for this weekend are free (if you count the shopping ones and don’t buy anything)…

I have done this to make it easier to have an overview of the different activities and happenings in Aalborg and to add events as they come to my attention. But I would be happy to go back to my previous format (text based in chronological order) if I get enough readers asking for that. Please let me know what you think! And enjoy perusing the many happenings in Aalborg this three-day weekend.

Aal around Aalborg: packed schedule this weekend, starting Thursday!

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And suddenly the calendar fills up with so many events, I can’t put them all on tonight. Instead I decided to write only about Thursday, and tomorrow I will add Friday and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. What is so strange is that I don’t see any more Christmas markets on the list – but a rainbow of diverse interesting activities and events. So if you have no julefrokosts to attend this weekend, you have a huge range of other options. That’s rather comforting, isn’t it?

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Aal around Aalborg: Black Friday, music and dancing, art, Christmas Tree Fest, solo violin concert with Romanian soup, and CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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It’s been a long, tiring week, but here are a few tidbits for this weekend, which seem to focus very much on the theme of Christmas. The competition between Christmas markets definitely intensifies, so you won’t be at a loss if visiting these hyggelige affairs is on your ‘to do’ list. Enjoy shopping!

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Aal around Aalborg: Julemand arrives, tree gets lit, and lots of Christmas markets, music performances, art exhibits plus an international start up cafe

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julemandensankomst.jpgThe big event this weekend is Santa Claus’s (Julemand) arrival to Aalborg by ship. I can’t believe we have reached that time of year already – but here we are. (Looking back at years past, this event happened on 29 November in 2013 – so they’re definitely moving it up in the calendar!) For those of you interested in witnessing this annual spectacle, please come to the harbour by 10:45 on Saturday. Santa Claus will sail in at 11:00 from Greenland. He will then take a ride around the city and eventually (at 15:15 to be more precise) turn on the lights adorning the giant Christmas tree at Nytorv. Children love this event, and it is crowded – so be prepared!

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No Aal around Aalborg this week

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Due to a work-related trip all week – not to mention the shock served up by Trump’s win on Tuesday (yes – I’m from the US) – I am unable to give sufficient time and attention to the blog this week. I apologise. On a related note and as a point of interest for some of you, however, the number of people hitting my post about dual citizenship shot up on Wednesday…

Aal around Aalborg: markets, wine and beer tastings, children’s treasure hunt, Nerfkraft, vinyl sale, Asian Business Fair, Toastmasters, and Latin dance

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So…the October ‘monthly Aal around Aalborg post’ experiment was a spectacular failure. I did not update it much after the first or second week, and I missed informing you about several important activities happening around the city, including the Christmas lighting ceremony for Salling and a number of Halloween-related parties last weekend (mostly for adults). Not good. As a result, I am returning to the once-a-week format for the time being. And I’m ahead of schedule this week, posting on Tuesday rather than the normal Thursday or Friday. But who’s complaining? I will try to add to this as events are advertised…
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