Art Weekend Rotterdam - dates, info, locations

Art Weekend Rotterdam - dates, info, locations

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Art Central Rotterdam XL presents Art Weekend Rotterdam. More than 30 art spaces and institutions join forces to put Rotterdam in the spotlight of contemporary art.

The third weekend of March, Art Central Rotterdam XL celebrates its second edition where more than 30 art spaces and art institutions open their exhibitions with extended opening hours, to offer a full programme of activities open to the public free of charge. With a map and map, the Art Weekend guides the general public past contemporary art in all parts of the city. Art Central Rotterdam XL aims to strengthen Rotterdam's artistic scene not only nationally, but also internationally. The entire programme and route during the weekend can be found on the Art Central Rotterdam website.

From Friday 17 March to Sunday 19 March, there will be a rich programme of activities and tours throughout Rotterdam. What to see? Lots of work by young and established artists in exhibitions ranging from avant-garde to contemporary art with installations, painting, photography and sculpture.

Art spaces like the Huidenclub, Garage Rotterdam, Kunstinstituut Melly, as well as galleries like Root Gallery, Frank Taal and Neck of the Woods will present a special programme of events and tours that weekend. Thus, it is possible to book a guided tour and go out with an experienced art guide. 

Central exhibition at Baanhof

As a shining centrepiece, newcomer to Rotterdam's art scene, Baanhof, will host the central exhibition 'SUBJECT: TRANSITION'. Curated by curator Anna Buyvid with artworks from all art spaces, the exhibition aims to reflect on transitions in the broadest sense. "We are in a time strongly defined by the phenomenon of 'transitions': social, cultural, political, ecological. How do artists deal with these transition(s)? I want to create a space for a discussion in the context of the city of Rotterdam and its history and how this in turn relates to the future."

On 17 March from 20:00 - 01:00, the exhibition at Baanhof will be festively opened. During Art Central Rotterdam XL Art Weekend, Baanhof will be the home base where both the opening and the central exhibition SUBJECT: TRANSITION will take place.

Baanhof is a special location in the heart of Rotterdam. After being out of use for 30 years, it has been renovated inside and brought back into use by Studio Robert van Oosterom. The building has several floors, all with their own character and function. Absolute highlight is the floor with the collection of art and (design) furniture, which - like all other spaces - can be booked for special occasions.


About Art Central Rotterdam XL

The concept Art Central Rotterdam XL is an initiative of Muriel Mager (Contour Gallery) and Kiki Petratou (JOEY RAMONE) with the aim of positioning and growing the weekend into one of the most important art weekends worldwide with a large number of visitors. During the first edition in 2022, more than 3,000 visitors attended the try-out with as many as 30 venues. After this successful first edition in collaboration with Erika Vati of Art Index Rotterdam, Muriel and Kiki developed the desire and vision to make it an annual event where delivering quality and embracing diversity are important core values.


Participating art spaces and art institutions this edition are:

Kunstinstituut Melly, TENT, WORM, MAMA, Roodkapje, A Tale of A Tub, Garage Rotterdam, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Christian Ouwens Gallery, Chrysalid Gallery, Contour Gallery, JOEY RAMONE, PHOEBUS Rotterdam, Root Gallery, Frank Taal, Zerp Gallery, ROOF-A, Huidenclub, PrintRoom, Studio Seine, Murals Inc, Galerie Atelier Herenplaats, OMI, Rib, Shimmer, Nieuw Charlois, EYE LOVE YOU Art Space, H(a)L in Het Archief, Neck of the Woods, Baanhof.

KINO Rotterdam hosts fundraiser for Turkey & Syria

KINO Rotterdam hosts fundraiser for Turkey & Syria

Fundraiser for Turkey & Syria: Burning Days & The Wild Pear Tree (2018).

To contribute to the relief effort for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, the KINO cinema in Rotterdam is organizing two screening events this month to raise funds. All ticket revenues will go to organizations on the ground: a Queer relief fund and Mor Dayanisma.

On 23 February KINO will show a preview of the upcoming Turkish village noir thriller Burning Days, and on 28 February one of KINO's recent Cannes favourites returns to the cinema: Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree (2018). Also on Tuesday, February 28, Eathouse will do a kitchen takeover and serve delicious warm dishes from 17:30 to raise more money.


Burning Days (EN subs): Emre, a young prosecutor, newly appointed to the small town of Balkaya find himself being pulled into a political conflict during his first murder investigation.

The Wild Pear Tree (2018) (EN subs): Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him.

Frozen in Concert Live to Film at Rotterdam Ahoy

Frozen in Concert Live to Film at Rotterdam Ahoy

10 years of Frozen, live on ice! The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra has started ticket sales for Frozen™ in Concert Live to Film.

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will present a new film concert in collaboration with Disney: on 4 and 5 March 2023, the orchestra will play the music accompanying the screening of the film Frozen™ (2013). Frozen™ celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and has recently expressed plans for a third part. In short: the film is as popular as ever. The film concerts will take place at the RTM Stage of Rotterdam Ahoy. There are both Dutch and English (with Dutch subtitles) spoken screenings. Come and enjoy this Disney classic with the whole family! 

On Saturday 11 February, a cold warm-up for this concert took place at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam. In the presence of mini Elsas and ice princesses, an ensemble of the orchestra performed the Academy Award® and Grammy Award®-winning hit 'Let It Go'.



About the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra also happened to be born in the cinema: it was founded in 1918 by musicians who made their living accompanying films in Rotterdam theatres. With great energy, guts and ambition, the orchestra grew into one of Europe's leading ones. Today, the Rotterdam Philharmonic reaches audiences of millions worldwide with online concerts and tours of the most famous venues – with the Doelen as its home base. Proud of its origins, the orchestra has also always played music to films: from classics with Charlie Chaplin to art house films during the International Film Festival Rotterdam and blockbusters like the Harry Potter series.


About the film Frozen™

In Frozen™, fearless optimist Anna embarks on an epic journey – along with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his faithful reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle™ in eternal winter. Anna and Kristoff encounter Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, and battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Vote for the best recipe in the Takumi Ramen Challenge

Vote for the best recipe in the Takumi Ramen Challenge

Takumi Ramen closes off their 15-year anniversary celebration with a final Ramen Challenge. Participants representing Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Barcelona are competing on February 11th for a chance to two tickets to Japan.  You can also view the recipes and vote for your choice, online. 


Six finalists compete with their recipe for a trip to Tokyo

Takumi Ramen launched the 'ramen challenge' last year. A competition in which participants came up with their own ramen recipe and were allowed to submit it. The lucky winner of this ramen challenge wins 2 tickets to Tokyo and his recipe is sold in selected Takumi restaurants in Europe. The six best recipes submitted will be invited to the grand finale in the Netherlands to cook for the Takumi Ramen masters and judges Mr Saeki, Mr Okada and Mr Ogata. This final day and also festive finale of the 'Takumi 15 year Anniversary' celebration, will take place on Saturday 11 February in Rotterdam.


Takumi Ramen Challenge

After months of competition and hundreds of entries to the #RamenChallenge, a top six recipes have been chosen to compete in the final during the grand finale in Rotterdam. During the exciting finale, the 'Me-so Shrimp Ramen', a rich and intense shrimp miso broth, among others, will take on 'Black Garlic & Miso Pork Belly' with black garlic & miso pork belly in a chicken broth. The 6 finalists who will face each other for their final race towards Tokyo are:

- Gianluca Contu with 'Black Garlic & Miso Pork Belly' from The Hague
- Roma Gomez Cortada with 'Pesto Tsukemen' from Barcelona
- Tim Kortenjann with 'Harissa Duck Ramen' from DĂĽsseldorf
- Kasper Harteveld with 'Me-so Shrimp Ramen' from Rotterdam
- Jake Cao with 'Seafood Ramen' from Barcelona
- Rob Aarts with 'The Dutch Kraken' from Amsterdam

It will be up to the Takumi Ramen masters, Mr Saeki (founder Takumi), Mr Okada (head chef of Takumi) and Mr Ogata (Head designer Takumi), to decide which of these recipes is the best and which of these finalists can call himself winner of the Takumi Ramen Challenge. Of course, they will judge the recipes based on taste and presentation, but also important is the level of innovation within Takumi's range and the feasibility of replicating the recipe in their kitchen. 

Besides the chefs' verdict, the public's opinion also counts. They can vote for their favourite via Takumi's website to help them one step closer to foodhalla Japan.


Takumi 15 Year Anniversary

The Takumi Ramen Challenge is part of Takumi's 15-year anniversary celebrations. The year-long anniversary was celebrated through various events, giveaways and challenges. These events were hosted live in a number of major cities under the banner 'Takumi on tour'. Among others, the restaurant organised spicy ramen challenges, exclusive merchandise was available, exciting prizes could be won and everyone could enjoy ramen specials. In addition, Takumi fans had the chance to take part in a lottery to win various trips to Barcelona, Milan or Amsterdam and, as the big hit, a 5-day trip to Tokyo. The final of the Ramen Challenge is thus the grand finale of the one-year celebration of Takumi's 15th anniversary.


About Takumi Ramen

Takumi Ramen was founded 15 years ago by Mr Saeki and Mr Okada. The Japanese men shared a big dream: to open their own ramen restaurant in Europe. The first Takumi restaurant opened its doors in 2007 in DĂĽsseldorf. Since then, ramen has been unrelentingly popular and the Dutch appreciate the best Japanese soul food like no other. Over the past 15 years, Takumi has become a 'brand' with its own merchandise. The chain now has 43 locations throughout Europe in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic.

An evening full of Rotterdam talent in Baroeg

An evening full of Rotterdam talent in Baroeg

Thursday, December 15, four bands from Rotterdam will play in Baroeg. This event is organized by local organization LOUD. A new organization that focuses on ambitious musicians from Rotterdam. By organizing live showcases throughout the city they want to give musicians the opportunity to grow in the music industry. 
It is an evening filled with rock, punk and metal. The evening starts with the band Indigo Pastel, an indie rock band with positive reviews from Giel Beelen, Pinguin Radio, 3voor12 and airplay on 3FM, among others. Most of the music was written during burnout followed by a covid-19 quarantine. Next on the program is the band Graftak, who have also previously played at Baroeg Open Air. They bring a fun festive evening with punk, ska reggae and folk from Rotterdam soil. The last two bands of the evening are Vermin and Lijkschouwer. As soon as they take the stage they try to blow you out of your shoes with their ferocious metal riffs. Vermin, formed in the Botlek, just makes your evening exciting with their mix of diverse music. Coroner is the perfect band to end an evening with. Coroner alternates from the quiet vibes to hard vibes in a split second. 
This event is co-sponsored by the Popunie.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Location: Baroeg, Spinozaweg 300, Rotterdam
Tickets from €4,-
Start: 19:00 hours 
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