Spring may not quite have sprung as much as we had originally hoped, as the second coming of winter that was our Monday brought a very confusing amount of snow and some amber travel warnings across the country. We at the Grapevine, though, believe fully that positive thinking will lead to positive outcomes so here are some awesome events to brighten up your week.
Monday, March 11th
BEIRÚT, BEYRUT, BEYROUTH, BEYROUT
Until March 31st, 10:00-17:00, Listasafn Íslands
Beirut has, in recent years, become a fashionable locale within the art world. This exhibition highlights the socio-politically complex society, diving deep into its cultural diversity. The political situation there is unstable and there are constant ongoing conflicts in and with neighbouring countries. All of his has an effect on the formation and mentality of the city, just like the creativity, words and dreams of its inhabitants enriches it. The exhibit is open from 19:00 to 17:00 today, but if you can’t make it, The National Gallery of Iceland is open everyday the same hours.
Tuesday, March 12th
Rox & Owza Album Release Concert
20:00, Húrra, 2,000 ISK
Rox & Owza will bless your ears with a new album titled “Desperate”. The two describe their tunes as pop music with a dark twist and listening to it, you really get that vibe coming through as clear as a bell. They will be playing at Húrra alongside some other great acts that include S.hel, Frid, and Skaði. If you’re looking to be transported to another place while riding on the waves of some truly hypnotic synths, then this is the place you need to be.
Wednesday, March 13th
Taiwan Film Festival: Taiwanese Short Films
20:00, Bíó Paradís, 800 ISK
The Taiwan Film Festival is here to transport you to the other side of the globe. This year marks the first time that the festival will be in Iceland and today, you can catch its collection of Taiwanese directed short films. Watch, relax, and bring some of Taiwan’s history and culture to your snowy doorstep.
Here is a list of films that will be shown tonight:
1. The Glamorous Boys of Tang（唐朝綺麗男）
2018 / 15minutes
Director: Su Hui-Yu
2017 / 25minutes
Director: Lin Han
3. In Trance We Gaze（恍惚與凝視的練習）
2018 / 20minutes
Director: Chen Singing
Language: Taiwanese, Mandarin
4. The Pig（豬）
2013 / 21minutes
Director: Chen Singing
2016 / 24minutes
Director: Rina B. Tsou
Language: Filipino, Taiwanese, Mandarin
6. 32 Km – 60 Years（32公里～六十年）
2018 / 26minutes
Director: Laha Mebow
Language: Atayal, Mandarin
Thursday, March 14th
Retrocup #1: Mario Kart 64 Competition
21:10, Gaukurinn, Free!
While this event would perhaps have been suited to March 10th—Mar10 or Mario Day!—we are still happy to be able to fit into our little go-karts and cause some mayhem. Turtle shells will fly. Friendships will be ruined. One person will take the crown.
You will be playing on the classic Nintendo 64 console and the winner will be offered a shot at the All Star league to be held later in the year. Go kill it.