It’s a long weekend, this one. Monday, for some nearly forgotten Christian reason, is a holy day so you’ve got an extra day to party. Here’s a fresh Weekend Edit to help you choose the most interesting events now held in Reykjavík, from music and art to saucy events.
If you feel like expanding your horizons, however, you can also check our app Happenings for further suggestions.
Loji Höskuldsson – Garður meðalmennskunnar
Runs until May 26th — Gallery Port — Free!
Loji has been following a thread of Icelandic “home-ness” for a while now. For this exhibition, he joins forces with his mother, celebrated embroiderer Jóhanna Vilborg, with a show of hand-stitched work that seeks to describe the domestication of the wild that is the home garden.
Gallery Port is open from 13:00 to 18:00 On Fridays and 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. SP
House Of Strike: Your Place Or Mine?
Friday 18th — 21:00 — Húrra — 2.000 ISK
The grungy drag monarchs of Iceland, the House Of Strike, take over Húrra for a night of orgasmic filth. Headed by the OG Icelandic drag matriarch Pixy Strike, this supergroup pins together the weirdest and most ratchet acts in town. From butch mess Jackie Moon to arm flailing disaster Lotta Semen to goth fucktwink Hans, it’ll be a show to not remember. If that’s not enough, cult pop icon Haffi Haff has specifically flown in for the party. Wiggle wiggle. PW
Isle of Games 001
Saturday 19th — 13:00 — IÐNÓ — Free!
For one day only, IÐNÓ welcomes you to the debut of Isle of Games, an event showcasing custom game installations from Iceland and beyond. You’ll not only experience the aesthetic and cultural novelties of the Icelandic gaming scene, but you’ll also get to watch a unique dance improvisation performance combined with a live gaming backdrop. Come ready to try out first hand the funkiest and weirdest video games that Iceland has to offer. Pew pew! JW
Friday 18th — 23:00 — Húrra — Free!
The eleven-member DJ collective called Plútó was born out of the remnants of the legendary drum and bass club night breakbeat.is. In our opinion, they comprise the most comprehensive knowledge tank of dance and electronic music in Iceland, essentially like an art collective, but without the pretentiousness. Get turnt for five hours and a half straight. PW
BSÍ / MSEA / SiGRÚN
Sunday 20th — R6013 — 18:00
R6013 is a non-commercial, all-ages space for all kinds of performances, drawing in particular from the pool of new, less established artists in the Reykjavík music scene. This Sunday BSÍ (aka Sillus and Julius) will open the evening with a riot-grrrl-inspired performance infused with a spirit of DIY and krútt pönk.riot. They’ll be joined on stage by the bassy electronica of SiGRÚN and the mysterious experimentation of MSEA. AD