Highlight

Wed 01 July

Soil & Pimp Sessions North Sea Round Town

Soil & Pimp Sessions North Sea Round Town

On Wednesday the 1st of July, a Japanese hurricane will storm through Rotterdam. The explosive jazz band Soil & Pimp Sessions will use their energetic live performance to sweep the dust of all jazz conventions. The talented and eccentric members have found a way to combine craftsmanship with playfulness, resulting in raw and entertaining jazz in a calorie-burning tempo.

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Fri 10 July

Get ready for BoogieBall Official North Sea Jazz After party

The line-up of BoogieBall is announced! At this legendary Official North Sea Jazz after party your favourite artists will come to BIRD to jam or play the turntables at the night. Schedule Friday the 10th and Saturday 11th of July in your agenda for a weekend full of good vibes with Marcus Miller, Chris Dave, John Morales, Ed Motta, Soul Rebels, Typhoon and Jett Rebel.

Thu 16 July

Roodkapje presents MiMa 41: TOMAGA (UK) + EKLIN (NL) + McBAIN (dj-set)

An evening with haunted sound collages, tribal rhythms, jazzed-out psychedelia and minimalism by:

Tomaga (uk) + Eklin (nl)

And a dj-set from our new Rotterdam neighbour mr McBain.

Sat 11 July

Textuur #34 - The Final Edition!!!: Headwar (FR) + Joey Molinaro (US) + Bonne Aparte + more!

After 6,5 years of irregular concerts at Poortgebouw it is time to bury the Textuur concert series for good. It is time for a new chapter…But of course we are not going to walk away in silence. We want to go out with a bang! Come and enjoy Textuur while it still blasts!!! With a killer line up consisting of the mindblowing band called Headwar from Amiens (France), one man violin metal act Joe Molinaro from Pittsburgh (US), the reunion of noise rock formation Bonne Aparte, and upcoming acts Lifeless Past and Scramble Channel. The final Textuur @ Poortgebouw. Going out with a bang!!!

Wed 15 July

CULTVIDEO BUT FILMFESTIVAL PREVIEW

Cultvideo and BUT Film Festival (B-movies, Underground & Trash) join forces for a screening of cinema at it’s most extreme and violent. Anticipating the festival’s 2015 leitmotief ‘The Forbidden’ we believe this films should probably be forbidden.

Sat 18 July

Confetti Club

All night night owls, party virtuosos, and pub tigers pay attention! On the 18th of July their will rise a full moon high above the skyline of Rotterdam and this can only mean one thing: Confetti Club is back!

Sat 18 July

BROMPTON URBAN CHALLENGE Rotterdam 2015

Having organized Urban Challenges in several European cities before, Brompton is running its first Challenge in Rotterdam! Meet fellow Bromptoneers and discover all the highlights and icons of Rotterdam.

Sun 19 July

De Verhalenbazaar

Beautiful princesses, brave knights, frightening dragons and many more mythical creatures will be coming to live for the second time this summer in Rotterdam on the Verhalenbazaar (Story bazaar). Kids are the boss!

Thu 30 July

Open Set Summer School: Workshop with Richie Adomako

Something Happened – The Feeling Process

Virality Meets Reality

Workshop by Richie Adomako // 30 July 2015 // Location: Witte de With, Rotterdam // Language: English

Tue 14 July

Symposium Between Nothingness and Infinity

Presented as part of NO HUMANS INVOLVED, an exhibition by the artist collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? on view at Witte de With until 16 August 2015, the symposium brings together artists and scholars to crack open the ‘nothingness’ of the historically produced dilemma of Blackness, both as a philosophical and factual position.

Fri 07 August

Duizel in het Park

From August 7 till 9 the Rotterdam Vroesenpark is the summer festival of the year. Literature, art, music and performances in the grass for both young and old. The program is amazingly diverse: romantic songs and tough blues, slang and literature prizes.

Wed 29 July

Flávio’s Farewell Extravaganza (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 22 July

Erykah Badu Tribute (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 15 July

Flávio Silva Invites (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Wed 08 July

Yellowjackets Tribute (BIRDsessions)

A jazz club isn’t complete without weekly jam session, a place for musicians to come together and play. BIRDsessions is the best opportunity for the audience to see the musicians perform out of their normal assemblies and comfort zone. This is why BIRD is the place to be on Wednesdays.

Thu 09 July

Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition 2015

At the end of every academic year, Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe.

Sat 10 October

The Hickey Underworld

Belgium-based rock-outfit The Hickey Underworld draws their fancy from fringe guitar paragons Fugazi, Sonic Youth and The Jesus Lizard. Recently, the band has employed none other than Millionaire and Evil Superstars mastermind Tim Vanhamel for guitar duties.

Sat 11 July

Jazz Circus -NSRT weekender, special edition- (Double Whammy)

During North Sea Round Town over 200 events take place in Rotterdam. The Jazz Circus is one of those selected events where you can dance to Funk, Jazzdance and more cool related Smoove dance tunes. Check the website for more details and get your early passe-partout for only 11,-

Sat 29 August

Vrije Volk Festival

On Saturday August 29th the very first dance festival ever will take place in the beautiful Vroesenpark. The second edition of het Vrije Volk Festival is a collaboration between 3 innovative and creative organizations: Now & Wow, Niko and Revolt.

Thu 09 July

David Romanello quartet at Gusto

David Romanello Quartet ft. Chelsea Foreman uninhibited compose and create music. That quest ultimately led to the debut album ‘Youngster’ of the promising young saxophonist David Romanello. A mix of sensitive, accessible, lively and energetic compositions with many crossovers between pop and jazz.

Fri 17 July

House of Vineyard presents - “The Ball Beyond the Rainbow”

House of Vineyard welcomes all free spirits and house heads to a world of freedom and expression that celebrates NYC’s Ballroom culture.