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Aal around Aalborg: Cuddle Market today at Huset, and New to North Denmark Fair and walk to support refugees next week

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It was a tough call, deciding which upcoming events to highlight. But I managed to do so. Of course, this is a luxury problem – it means that there is a lot going on in Aalborg, and that is very good news. Surely you will find something that interests you during the upcoming weekend and beyond.The Events Calendar is updated, too, so you can get an overview of all 22 events between today and next Wednesday. Have a good weekend!

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Aal around Aalborg: Aalborg in red, used items sale for students, tour of Aalborg for UCN students, and more!

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Looks like another gorgeous weekend. Lots of stuff going on outdoors, much of it connected to ‘Aalborg i Rødt.’ But also a lot of music-related events and student-focused activities. Have a great weekend! Events Calendar updated – but not until 30 August, when most activities were over 😦

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Aal around Aalborg: AaMaze festival, Unlimited Music Festival, and volunteer market (among many other events)

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It’s summer in Aalborg! And festival season has hit Aalborg, in case you hadn’t noticed. It seems everywhere you turn there is music or graffiti (legal) or dancing or…The weather is cooperating so it’s all good. Here is a list of lots of stuff coming up in the next week. Welcome new students! We feel your presence! The Events Calendar has been updated.

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Aal around Aalborg: street art bicycle tour, entrepreneur festival, lopper på havnen, Den Blå Festival, and more

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This week’s post is a bit on the brief side of things. Life is getting busier (or, should I say, my schedule is getting fuller?) so I haven’t had as much time to devote to this post as I usually do. A couple of highlights plus a short list (summer holiday ends this weekend, at least for school children and their families, so we can expect an uptick in activities from next week) – I hope you find something below for you! The Events Calendar has been updated.

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Aal around Aalborg: Oceans of Plastic – Out to Sea? at Utzon, Vikings at Lindholm Høje, and Fredagsfest i Karolinelund (plus a list of stuff happening over the next month)

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So summer is really here. It’s official. We’re past 21 June. But it still feels like March. Ah well…This is my last post for a few weeks. I’ve listed numerous activities, events, concerts, and other happenings in July. Those that have been advertised up to now, anyway. I’m sure lots more will be happening while I’m away and it probably isn’t that hard to find out what, where, and when (for example, check out this website and this one.) But I’ll be back at the end of July, just in time to write something deep and profound about the Tall Ships Races, which is THE event in Aalborg of 2015. It takes place 1-4 August, in case you haven’t seen all the posters, newspaper ads, or other ads about the event…Events Calendar updated on 26/06/15.

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Aal around Aalborg: Aalborg Pride, flea market benefit for Nepal earthquake victims, Asian Food Festival, and a list of others

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Writing this weekly events series can be really time-consuming. From monitoring the various sites where activities and events are posted, to selecting those I think are most interesting to the international community, to translating Danish text, to writing English text, to updating the Events Calendar…these tasks can easily take 3-4 hours or more per week. I have decided that while the series is important, I really need to pare down my commitment to it in order to provide sufficient time for the tasks and responsibilities I have outside the blog. Thus, I have decided to reduce significantly the level of detail I include in each week’s post. From now on I will highlight two or three events a week and then provide a simple list of other upcoming events with links to more information.

By the way, if you are an event organizer and would like your activity/event featured or just included, please email me at lifeinaalborg@gmail.com.

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Eternitten neighborhood in Aalborg gets new museum/memorial and mural

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If you have visited Leo’s Legeland, or shopped in or ridden by the Eternitten neighborhood of Aalborg (home of various establishments, including Føtex, Netto, and Fakta) recently, you probably noticed that there’s a lot going on there. Construction is happening at a rapid pace – buildings being renovated and transformed, new buildings going up. One recent development is the creation of an enormous mural that wraps around the silo on the site. Thanks to a tip from Inma, a fellow ‘international’ here in Aalborg, I recently found out who the artist is and what the building will be…

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