Joep Beving to play solo piano show at De Doelen Rotterdam

Joep Beving to play solo piano show at De Doelen Rotterdam

Dutch pianist Joep Beving has been booked for a solo piano concert in the De Doelen's main concert hall. The event is planned for 1 December 2020. Ticket sales started on 13 October. 
With his minimalistic and heartfelt piano playing, Joep Beving knows how to touch even the most cold-blooded people. He makes contemplative piano music which he himself prefers to describe as 'accessible music for complex emotions'.
His albums 'Solipsism' from 2015 and 'Prehension' from 2017 were able to rake in millions of streams in no time and made him a great post-classical composer. In 2019 'Henosis' appeared, completing his trilogy. While the first two albums mainly focus on classical piano playing, his last album also contains orchestral and more electronic sounds.

Ticket information - Joep Beving @ De Doelen Rotterdam

On Tuesday December 1, 2020 Joep Beving will give a solo piano concert in the main hall of the Doelen in Rotterdam. Only seats are available for this corona proof concert. Ticket sales for this exclusive concert started Tuesday, October 13th at 10:00, via Ticketmaster and de Doelen.
Temporary 'aquatecture' NOA underscores rising sea levels

Temporary 'aquatecture' NOA underscores rising sea levels

Rotterdam is metres below sea level, are we going to keep it dry? That's the reasoning behind Aquatecture NOA Pavilion, a temporary structure located in Semiramistuin, Oosterflank. The initiative by Theatre group Powerboat aims to raise awareness for the threat of rising sea levels to Rotterdam.
From 23 September to 23 October, the issue of rising sea levels and how it affects the city of Rotterdam is central to the impressive 9-metre-high pop-up building NOA. NOA is located in the Semiramistuin in Oosterflank (Prince Alexander), at a location 6 metres below sea level. Visitors are invited to walk around the pavilion, admire the 6-metre-high waterfall and attend the various programmes.
NOA stands for "Nomadic Overnight Aquatecture" and was designed by Bas Kortmann of Studio Kortmann. The pavilion consists of a steel scaffolding construction, with a skin of white mesh. The walls catch moisture from the air which is collected in a water basin. Together, the white gauze cloths form a 'pixel-cloud' or a large floating cloud. The big eye-catcher is the 6-metre-high waterfall that makes visitors realize how high the sea level at that spot actually is.

A broad programme

NOA is more than just a striking architectural pavilion. Workshops, lectures and a theatre performance of its own, "The Fairytale of Prince Alexander", take place there. All the lectures and workshops have the theme of water, but are all different. "The fairy tale of Prince Alexander" was created with the help of the local residents of the Oosterflank district. They shared their inspiring stories with the theatre group, which were then incorporated into the performance. By actively involving the local residents in NOA, Powerboat wants to strengthen social cohesion and increase the quality of life.

Corona proof

The pavilion consists of a walkway that leads from the ground floor via stairs to a height of 6 metres, with one walking direction, in connection with Corona measures. The public walks around the waterfall and can therefore view the waterfall from multiple perspectives. During the programming there is a seat for everyone at a safe distance from others. Of course the measures announced by Dutch medical authorities RIVM are taken into account and visitors with (mild) complaints are expected to stay at home.

How and when to visit NOA Pavilion Rotterdam

NOA Pavilion is located at the Semiramistuin in Rotterdam. You can visit from 23 September to 23 October 2020 between 11:00 - 17:00. Theatre performances start at 17:00.
A visit to the pavilion is free of charge and reservation is not required. For some programmes, such as the theatre performance, visitors must buy a ticket in advance (€16). Local residents can pick up a voucher for a free ticket at various locations. For info, see the NOA Pavilion website.

Location: Semiramistuin Rotterdam

AAAFRESH123 present Everything in the Cloud at Dock Gallery

AAAFRESH123 present Everything in the Cloud at Dock Gallery

Rotterdam-based art collective AAAFRESH123, present a series of paintings reflecting their ‘maniacism’ art movement. The exhibition, boasting a collection of colourful, larger than life works, is on view at Dock Gallery from the 12th of September until the end of October 2020. 
The artist trio recognized a particular phenomenon of the information overload era we live in today and translated it to a new art movement, popularly known as ‘maniacism’. AAA compared the behaviour to a ‘mania’; an excessively intense enthusiasm, interest and desire to do something.
‘Everything in the cloud’ captures this restless phenomenon in a collection of energetic, colourful and truly impressive works. Through the chaotic self-portraits and cracked skulls spewing data, rings the underlying message that what is real still remains physical.


It does not happen often: three art egos coming together to develop a singular style, which only exists with all three of them participating. Hans Kleinjan (1958), Maikel Kleinjan (1984) and Roderik Faasen (1990) started to paint together in 2009 in Rotterdam. After having multiple exhibitions around Europe, they started their own combined gallery and atelier concept, named AAA Gallery, which later became AAAFRESH123. Nowadays, the gallery has grown out to be somewhat of a cult living room in Rotterdam, regularly holding live paintings, exhibitions and shows.

Dock Gallery

The authentic building in the Veerhaven in Rotterdam in which Dock Gallery is located has two floors where artists from all over the world exhibit their work. In the raw, modern space with only concrete and glass elements, the artworks are able to receive the undivided attention they deserve. Gallery owners Brigitte and Raymond Wanders create a diverse collection ranging from paintings to sculpture, photography, and even virtual art. They are known to select artworks based on quality, originality and personal taste.

More information about ‘Everything in the cloud’

Official opening: September 12th 16.00
Location: Dock Gallery, Veerhaven 4, 3016CJ Rotterdam
Visit: until October, from Friday to Sunday from 13.00-18.00
Website Dock Gallery:
Website AAAFRESH123:
Rhye to present new album in Maassilo Rotterdam - date, info

Rhye to present new album in Maassilo Rotterdam - date, info

On April 21, 2021 the Canadian singer Rhye will bring his bedroom R&B to the Rotterdam Maassilo. The show is dedicated to his new album that will be released soon. Tickets for this concert are available directly from Motel Mozaique Concerts and Rotown.
Mike Milosh alias Rhye is a talented songwriter and composer with a breathtaking, androgynous voice. Rhye started as a duo project with Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal. The first steps were taken in L.A. with the recordings of the beautiful album 'Woman' (2013), full of stylish, perfectly produced bedroom R&B. That year Woman grew into a cult album and eventually even a year end list album.
It took no less than five years before the second Rhye album 'Blood' saw the light of day. A year later the Canadian singer returns with 'Spirit', a magical album that is praised by international critics and on which the minimalistic keys of Ólafur Arnalds return. This summer already saw the release the track 'Beautiful'.
On April 21, 2021 Rotterdam's Maassilo will host the music collective around Milosh plus support act Babeheaven. This concert is presented by Motel Mozaique Concerts and Rotown.

event details


Maassilo Rotterdam
Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam

Date(s) & Time(s):
21 April 2021 | 20:30


Regular: €28.50 (incl. service costs)

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Event type:

Music Concert


Location: Maassilo

Pride Week Rotterdam - 'Dare to love us! Drag Dinner Show

Pride Week Rotterdam - 'Dare to love us! Drag Dinner Show

On Saturday, 26 September, Club Villa Thalia is host to a spectacular Drag Queen Dinner Show titled 'Dare to love us!' The event features cocktails, a three-course menu and performances by six (inter)nationally renowned drag queens.
From 18 to 27 September is the Rotterdam Pride 2020 is from 18 to 27 September. For over a week the city is one big rainbow as together, Rotterdammers celebrate sexual, gender and cultural diversity.
As there's no such thing as Pride without drag queens, the Pride-week ends in Club Villa Thalia with a spectacular Drag Queen Dinner Show titled 'Dare to love us!'. On Saturday, September 26th, there'll be performances by six nationally and internationally renowned drag queens as well as delicious drinks and a three-course menu.

Drag Queen Dinner Show - What to expect?

At the Drag Queen Dinnershow no less than six amazingly dressed ladies from home and abroad give two performances. In total, vVisitors are treated to as many as 12 shows. None other than Lola McQueen (known from Belgium's Got Talent), Kimberley Clark (USA), Amy Astoria (NL), Magica Wonders (NL), Vanity Kip (NL) and DJ Diva MayDay (NL) will be performing. In between the acts, acrobat Mizai Kobi, known from Holland's Got Talent, gives an enchanting performance from the air. Your MC for this evening is singer and entertainer Marvin Verwijk.
During the show visitors also get an excellent three-course menu at the table as well as drinks. Visitors have a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian dishes. The menu is another surprise, but we'll reveal the dessert: Romanoff strawberries.
The Drag Queen Dinner Show is a unique collaboration between The Party Group (of which Villa Thalia is part) and Gay Pride Rotterdam. Other cafés owned by The Party Group in the heart of Rotterdam are also participating in Pride Week. In café De Beurs, Scharrels & Schuim and George Cocktailbar you'll see rainbow colours all week long.
Anuschka Bozo, creative producer of The Party Group: "Everyone is welcome in our business, including the gay and open-minded community. In Villa Thalia we regularly organize spectacular dinner shows, so an edition with beautiful drag queens is a perfect fit with Pride Week. We fully support this great organization and would like to do our bit".

Drag Queen Dinnershow - Event Details

Location: Villa Thalia, Kruiskade 31, Rotterdam
Date: Saturday, September 26th, 18:30 - 23:00 hours
Tickets: €52,50 (excluding drinks and service costs)*
*Because of the measures taken by the RIVM around the coronavirus, tickets are available for a minimum of 2 persons. So choose for 2, 4 or 6 persons the corresponding ticket so that your group can sit at one table.

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