Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Jesus Christ Rockstar

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Excitement filled the air inside The Reykjavík City Theatre minutes before the premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar. There is no…

Valencia Tapas Bar

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Located on Vitastígur, (a side street off Laugavegur), Valencia Tapas Bar opened its doors a little over a month ago….

Last Call: Sirkus is Closing

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“Of course I’ll miss this place. I mean, where else can you find such a good vibe on a Sunday…

Back to the Beginning

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American artists Marguerite Keyes and Scott Alario recently opened an exhibition at Gallery Lost Horse on Skólastræti 1, a small…

The MOMS Parade

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The audience squirted ketchup on us, threw oatmeal and dog food at us and screamed in anger. We weren’t sure…

Singing Painting at Nylo

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Can you start by explaining what this exhibition is all about? Ragnar: The exhibition is named ‘God’. The walls inside…

A Buffet of Quality Icelandic Designs

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The interior design exhibition and trade show ‘Home and Design’ takes place for the second time at the new Laugardalshöll…

Spreading the Love

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The Icelandic Love Corporation is celebrating its 11-year anniversary with an extensive retrospective inside the Reykjavík Art Museum on Tryggvagata….

Right Vibe, Wrong Headliner

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A diverse mix of concertgoers flocked to bar Organ on a Wednesday evening. Four bands were about to perform but…

Icelandic Art in Iran

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Last June, a group of 16 artists from nine different nationalities flew to the Iranian capital Teheran to work on…

National Museum of Iceland

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Established in 1863, the National Museum ofIceland has been located in a spacious buildingon Suðurgata since the 1950s. The museum’scollection…

From the Editor’s Chair

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It’s hard to deny that public drinking in Iceland becomes more visible over the summer when the 24-hour daylight motivates…

The Festival Where Everyone is a Superstar

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While 10,000 Icelanders headed to the Westman Islands for the annual national celebration ‘Þjóðhátíð’ during last week’s Verslunarmannahelgi (The Merchants’…

From the Editors Chair

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If you are a newly-arrived visitor to Reykjavík, you might have noticed the happy-casual feel that has taken over the…

Bringing Art to the Public

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‘Miðbaugur og Kringla: Leisure, Administration and Control’ is the name of a collaborative exhibition of 11 visual artists that will…

Seabear: A Fully-fledged Team

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The lo-fi country pop group Seabear will be among the many acts performing at the annual Innipúkinn music festival, taking…

Le Rendez-vous

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A little over a week ago, a new fine dining destination, restaurant Le Rendez-vous, opened its doors in the city…

The Maritime Museum

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Located only metres from the old harbour, the Reykjavík Maritime Museum might seem uninteresting on the outside. On the inside,…

Classic Toys Return

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Back in the old days, Icelandic children couldn’t run out to the next over-stuffed toyshop to stock up on plastic…

Café Flóra

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The Reykjavík Botanical Garden (Grasagarðurinn), located in the Laugardalur valley, is truly a hidden oasis in the city. Established in…

A Long-Awaited Music Hang-Out

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Inga Sólveig Friðjónsdóttir was scouting for a nice spot for her new bar and concert venue when she stumbled upon…

Rock Fest Eistnaflug

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For the third time around, the annual rock festival Eistnaflug will take over the town of Neskaupsstaður on July 13…

Representing a New Generation

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Director Rúnar Rúnarsson has been an active member of the local film industry since secondary school, when he started his…

A Super-slow Evening

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The electro duo Isan was finishing their set when I arrived at Iðnó theatre on a Tuesday evening where the…

Iceland: A Hot Server Spot?

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Global Internet giants and computer corporations such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, Cisco and Google are showing a growing interest in Iceland…