School has started. Morale is low. The apocalypse is nigh. Cheer yourself up with these not-to-miss events.
Friday, January 11th
21:00, Húrra, Free!
After much deliberation, long-lists, shortlists, to-and-fros, tugs of war and tie breaking Twister matches, the results are in for the Grapevine Music Awards 2019! So it’s time for a party. Come to this free-entry event to see the stars collect their medals, with several live performances from GRÓA, GDRN, Jóipé X Króli, bagdad brothers and Prins Póló. Drinks sponsored by our friends at Víking, and the stellar Dj Katla will be on the decks; the incomparable Jonathan Duffy will host. Prepare yourself, and check out the awards here.
Saturday, January 12th
12:00-18:00, Ljósmyndaskólinn, Free!
Six students of the School of Photography are graduating this month, and their works will be showcased at an exhibition at Hólmaslóð 6 from January 11th to 20th. This exhibition will feature the works of Ásgeir Pétursson, Helga Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir, Hjördís Jónsdóttir, Kamil Grygo, Sonja Margrét Ólafsdóttir and Þórsteinn Sigurðsson—some of whom have been featured in Grapevine before, as interview subjects or working photographers. A special edition photography book showcasing their works will be made available for sale while the exhibition is open. The exhibition is open every day (except Monday) until January 20th from 12:00-18:00.
Sunday, January 13th
19:30, Breiðholsskóli, 2,000 ISK
Reykjavík’s resident Valkyries, the Ragnarök roller derby team, are opening their doors to fresh meat on January 13th. Come learn the basics of roller derby—a sport where not only are you welcome to be crusin’ for a bruisin’, but you’re encouraged to do so with a cool nickname. Think Little Grr Maid, Thurgs Bunny, or Pain Eyre. Bring a helmet, a positive attitude, and get aggressive. Anyone over 18 is welcome. And please, don’t use your fake idea for this, teens. Lastly, don’t worry—they’ll provide skates. Check out our photo gallery of the girls here.