For those of you not in the loop, we have an upcoming three-day weekend as tomorrow is the first of May, aka. Labour Day. If marching for workers’ rights and the establishing of a national minimum wage doesn’t tickle your fancy, no worries, there are plenty of other events happening this weekend.
DJ Flugvél og Geimskip / Lommi / Rattofer
The enigmatic electronic artist is joined by poet Lommi and Rattofer.
– Dillon at 23:00, 500 ISK admission
BORG Ltd vol 9
Celebrating the release of BORG TRAX, the music collective’s resident DJs Housekell, Ómar & Reginbald all perform a selection of garage and house music.
– Dolly at 20:00
Oyama / Agent Fresco
Shoegazers Oyama and energetic Agent Fresco are teaming up at Húrra to deliver what will no doubt be a show filled with contrast. Oyama, in their own words, play “sleepy melodies wrapped in puffy clouds of noise and angsty peach fuzz,” while Agent Fresco combines “pop, alternative, art and math-rock.” So expect a pace that ranges from slow and mellow to high octane.
– Húrra at 21:00, 1,500 ISK admission
On the eve of numerous impending strikes and failed talks between the state negotiator and union leaders, this demonstration might prove to be a historical one. The march begins at 13:30 by Hlemmur and runs down Laugavegur, coming to a halt by Austurvöllur. At the end of the speeches, you can join the numerous unions and political parties for coffee and discussions in their respective offices.
-Hlemmur at 13:00
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
Bíó Paradís has a special screening of the new documentary on Kurt Cobain’s life, ‘Montage Of Heck’. We’ve heard great things about it. Pink Street Boys then have a special performance after the film.
– Bíó Paradís at 20:00, 1,400 ISK
Free Comic Book Day
Hobby store Nexus’s annual free comic book day is up yet again in which enthusiasts and those curious can line up to get a bunch of free comic books.
– Nexus, Nóatún 17, at 12:00, free admission!
Folk artist Soffía Björg celebrates the Icelandic spring by performing music from her upcoming album at Mengi. Shs is accompanied by Tómas Jónsson and Sigríður Þóra.
– Mengi at 21:00, 2,000 ISK admission
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