Onto the fun stuff. Get some hip-hop into your living room or watch The City hop around on stage, see the streets of Chicago as they were in the 1960s and ’70s or immerse yourself in video art.
Hip-hop in your living room
Paradiso is one of Amsterdam’s favourite haunts for live music. Sadly, large-scale events can’t be staged until at least 1 September. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Paradiso’s diverse programme. On Saturday, BOSS presents DJ Prime and Joey Switch who’ll be spinning the hottest hip-hop and R&B tunes. You can join for free on Zoom and dance along in your living room or watch the livestream via Twitch, Facebook and YouTube.
Saturday 20:00 // Online, Paradiso
Vivian Maier, a former nanny whose second life as a photographer came to light when her works were rediscovered, has found great acclaim in the past decade. While previous exhibitions have focused on her black-and-white works, Foam is now highlighting Maier’s works in colour. Taken between 1956 and 1986 in Chicago, they feature candid street scenes of people going about their business and betray a great visual sense of humour. Book online to secure your viewing slot.
Until 13 September 2020 // Foam
This large-scale retrospective of Nam June Paik, widely considered a pioneer of video art, is is now open at the Stedelijk Museum. A collaboration with the Tate Modern and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition brings together a range of works from across his career. Experience immersive pieces and groundbreaking video works. Book online to secure your viewing slot.
Until 23 August // Stedelijk Museum
The Amsterdelics are one of the city’s finest funk bands and they’re ready to set the stage, and your living room, alight with a blistering online set. Fusing funk, reggae, dub, swing and gospel, this act creates psychedelic soundscapes with a bit of rock thrown in for good measure. The live stream begins at 21:00, courtesy of the Melkweg.
Saturday 21:00 // Melkweg
If you’re missing city life and all its cultural novelties, then you could book yourself a ticket to watch two performers hop. Yes, that’s right. Hop! The City is all about continuous hopping as an art form. Described as an ‘intoxicating game’ by the judges of the BNG Dance Prize 2020, this dance piece by choreographer Andreas Hannes is bound to have audiences jumping with joy as the hoppers hop sketching geometric shapes onto an imaginary city grid.
Friday // Meervaart
Don’t forget, Pakhuis de Zwijger hosts a programme of English events online. Mezrab’s popular storytelling evenings take place every Friday evening on Facebook from 20:00. And you can relive concerts that have taken place in Amsterdam.
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