Xpat Network North

Recent & upcoming: expats at John Bull Pub, Enjoy! exhibit at Utzon, Eksperimentarium-ArtDreams concerts, and more!

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XNN get together at John Bull Pub

XPat Network North invites any and all expats and Danes who are interested in meeting new people and seeing old friends to John Bull Pub this evening at 17:00 for drinks and a chance to socialize. No need to sign up – just come and stop by for a beer at the harbor with us!

Enjoy! art exhibit to open today at Utzon Center

DSC_4694Kunsten, in cooperation with the Utzon Center, opens the new Enjoy! art exhibit today at the Utzon Center. Works by Andy Warhol, Christo, Robert Rauschenberg, Michelangelo Pistoletto, César, Roy Lichtenstein, Daniel Spoerri, Lucio Fontana, Nam June Paik and Niki de Saint-Phalle have been handpicked to be displayed at the cultural center. The exhibit runs through 27 July. For more information on Utzon and the exhibit, click here.

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra (ASO) – some events sold out but other interesting ones coming up!

As I posted previously, the ASO’s Children’s Day at Musikkens Hus will take place tomorrow from 9:00. Unfortunately, however, the event is ‘sold’ out (though tickets were free), which I learned the hard way by trying to register 4 days before the event. The ASO vs. Platform 4 event to be held tonight at 21:00 is similarly sold out. Yeah for the orchestra, boo for those who wanted to come at the last minute. [Insider tip: you can show up at Musikkens Hus tonight and try your luck at getting an unoccupied seat; since there is always the possibility of some no-shows, it’s possible you could still get a ticket.]

eskperimentariumHOWEVER…there are two interesting events coming up soon that you might be interested in. The orchestra’s new Eksperimentarium-ArtDreams project is a concert series designed by musicians in the orchestra to promote contemporary music and collaborations between artists, musicians, and audiences in Aalborg. Their first concert will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 18.00 in the Intimsal in Musikkens Hus. Tickets are free but you should call ahead to reserve a ticket, as space is limited. Call the Musikkens Hus box office at 60 20 30 00 or visit the box office. The first concert features 15 members of the orchestra, 11 students from Hobro Friskole, mime Jeannot Hunzicker, bassist Mark Dresser, saxophonist Jesper Løvdal, and pianist Butch Lacy. There will also be a free preview of this concert at Aalborg Hovedbibliotek (Main Library) at 12.00 on Saturday, 10 May featuring some of the musicians. Please come and ask questions and hear more! For more information on Eksperimentarium-ArtDreams, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Eksperimentarium, or website at http://aalborgsymfoni.dk/Eksperimentarium.

Asian Food Festival 2014 looking for volunteers

The 2nd annual Aalborg Asian Food Festival is looking for volunteers to take on a variety of responsibilities at this year’s festival, which will take place at Gammel Torv over three days – from 20 to 22 June. Last year’s inaugural festival, which was staged at Karolinelund, attracted over 3000 visitors and 100 volunteers to its food and culture booths and this year’s event  promises to be even bigger. Volunteer coordinator Atanas Kovachev is looking for people to take on roles such as production manager, logistics manager, accountant and volunteers to work on the days of the festival in various capacities. Please click here for more information and/or view the group’s Facebook page.

Expat family dance event 21st May

Come along with your family and join this fun social network meeting for internationals. Aalborg Kommune’s Sundheds- og Kulturforvaltningen (Department for Health and Culture) are hosting an event that offers a dance lesson for all members of the family followed by a chance to socialize and get to know other families. The event will take place in Tårnhøjhallen in Aalborg Øst, 9220 Aalborg on Wednesday 21st May at 16.30-19.45.
Program: Participants arrive 16.30 – Introduction to Dance for families 16.45 – Instruction in Dance for families 17.00-18.00 – Social networking and sandwich 18.15–19.30 – Finish 19.45.
Families with children aged 5 and above are welcome but space is limited so please sign up in advance by emailing Helle Lundgreen – HLU-sbu@aalborg.dk