From Iceland — Happening This Weekend Jan 31 - Feb 02

Happening This Weekend Jan 31 – Feb 02

Published January 31, 2014

Happening This Weekend Jan 31 – Feb 02
Gabríel Benjamin
Photo by
Antónía Bergþórsdóttir

The rebellious feminist troupe Reykjavíkurdætur have a show tonight and they call on all the capital’s fierce lionesses to attend and make some noise. Expect mad hip-hop rhymes focused on smashing the patriarchy and opposing the status quo.
– Loft Hostel at 20:00, free entry

Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir
Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir’s new album is only days away from being released, and she will treat guests with her unique performance art combination of poetry, film, and music. Her artwork is captivating, new, and emotionally moving.
Mengi, 21:00, 2,000 ISK admission, but note that it’s BYOB

Children’s Charity Hip-Hop Gig
Hip-hop bands Úlfur úlfur, Emmsjé Gauti, Larry Brd and Kött Grá Pjé are throwing a charity gig to raise funds for Iceland’s children’s hospital. Don’t be a grouch, head on out, have fun at a brilliant show and support a good cause in style.
– Gamli Gaukurinn at 22:00, 2,000 ISK admission

Dusty Miller Album Release Concert
The album release concert for ‘Music,’ by Dusty Miller is just around the corner. The album, which has been a long time in the making, is currently on sale at record stores. Join us for an intense night of brass, dancing, and getting down with our bad selves.
– Tjarnarbíó at 21:00, 2,000 ISK admission at the door, 1,500 ISK from here

Sign Album Release Concert
Be sure to check out Sign’s Release Concert for their new album ‘Hermd.’ The concert is going to be absolutely intense as the stage is packed with ten performers to play the new album in its entirety. The album came out right before Christmas and was Sign’s first album since releasing ‘The Hope’ in 2007. According to Sign’s front man, Ragnar Zolberg, February 13′s concert will be “undoubtedly the most remarkable and finest concert” of any they’ve ever held.
– Tjarnarbíó at 21:00, 2,900 ISK admission

Reykjavík Visual Music-Punto y Raya Festival
The RVM-PyR festival ends on Sunday with the screening of Austrian short films, a panel discussion with speakers from India, Ajay Tiwari & Jignesh Khakhar, and an award ceremony. Click here ( for a full schedule of the festival, including visual music performances by Ryoichi Kurokawa on Friday and Ryoji Ikeda on Saturday.
– Harpa, Jan 31 to Feb 2, free entry to all events save for the two concerts

Black Sunday: Blow Out
Black Sundays classic film screenings’ weekend of Brian de Palma’s famous thrillers comes to an end with ‘Blow Out’ (1981). The film stars John Travolta, Nancy Allen, and John Lithgow and depicts the story of Jack Terry who unwittingly records proof that a car accident is more than it seems and before he knows it is tethered to a highly political murder. As part of Bíó Paradís’s Brian de Palma’s weekend, ‘Dressed to Kill‘ is screened on Friday and ‘Scarface‘ on Saturday.
– Bíó Paradís at 20:00, 1,400 ISK admission

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