Where: OBA Library of Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL
Future Cities is an acclaimed multimedia exhibition centred around five of the worlds fastest growing cities: Kinshasa, Lima, Yangon, Medellín and Addis Ababa. The entire world is changing faster than we can comprehend; economically, technologically, socially and culturally. Every day, 200,000 people start a new life in the city, and as a result new cities are growing at an exponential rate… without us even noticing. The Future Cities exhibition transports you to the new generation of cities outside the West. The cities that could soon be leading the way in everything from fashion, to economics, to cultural trends. Instead of focusing on the problems developing cities face, Future Cities aims to highlight the unique factors that established cities may lack, as well as the strength and individuality of their people. “Hear the city. Meet the people. Feel the energy.”
Where: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG
In case you haven’t heard, we have some hot gossip… on Gossip. The absolutely iconic indie-dance-punk trio are back — with a vengeance! To celebrate their reconciliation, as well as the 10th anniversary of their landmark album Music For Men, they will be playing two shows at Paradiso on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Front woman and full-time Queen Beth Ditto truly rocks a stage like no one else, so you’d be a fool not to grab your chance to see her in action for the first time in years! Missing this one would be “heavy cross” to bear…
Where: Foodstock Restaurant, Woodstock, Zeeweg 94 - tent 7, 2051 EB Bloemendaal aan Zee
Wednesday woes getting you down? Then we have the solution. Every Wednesday of the summer, Woodstock’s aptly named restaurant, Foodstock, will be putting on a very special night of sensory delights… Each Wednesday, a different musician will perform while you munch on a specially curated menu to match, as created by the renowned Foodstock chefs. This week, Afro-Caribbean space band Conjunto Papa Upa will be serving up some funky psychedelic rhythms, while Foodstock serve up some equally funky Afro-Caribbean tortillas! BLESS UP.
Where: The Warehouse by Wicked Thoughts, Generaal Vetterstraat 55, 1059 BT
This Thursday, join the Wicked Thoughts collective for an evening of world music, delicious food, inspirational talks, a cacao ceremony and group mediations; all in aid of the indigenous people of Brazil and the fight to save both them and their land. At this donation-based event, you will have the opportunity to connect with some fellow beautiful souls as you listen to an incredible line-up of international speakers and musicians, all with the collective goal of bringing power, unity and love back to our global community. At the same time, you will be helping the people of Tuxa, Brazil, with their long struggle against the governments genocide of indigenous people and the destruction of their environment. Come soak up some good energy and learn how to use it for the greater good, all while supporting an incredibly worthy cause! Sounds like a win-win to us.