Thu 05 May

Bevrijdingsfestival Zuid-Holland

Bevrijdingsfestival Zuid-Holland

On the 5th of May the Dutch celebrate Liberation Day (of WOII). Bevrijdingsfestival Zuid-Holland is a festival with a divers program with music of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, La Gran Pegatina, Kraantje Pappie, Meta and the Cornerstones and many more. There is also debate, theatre, a children’s program and foodtrucks.


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Sat 14 May

‘15 -photo exhibition

The director of the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Mr. Ruud Visschedijk, will open the photography exhibition ’15 by photographer George Nieberidze on Saturday, 14 May. The expo showcases the Berlin party kids with trash being the aesthetical choice; trash as the chosen lifestyle.

Fri 27 May

Dansateliers studio presentations

On Friday, 27 May, Dansateliers presents works-in-progress by Jija Sohn and Abundance. There will also be shows on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 May.

Mon 09 May


Dan Sartain, a unique garage rock & roll / electro pop shapeshifter turning things upside down on a Monday evening with his high-energy live show. Don’t miss his show on 9 May!

Sun 08 May

BETWEEN BLACK & RED - opening exhibition

Indulge in live painting and illustrations opening expo by Italian architect and freelance illustrator Viola Gesmundo on Sunday, 8 May in Stroop.

Sat 14 May


Marco Carola has been connected to the techno scene since the beginning of the 90’s. Over the years his sound has changed from thriving techno to rolling techhouse and minimal, but always recognizable by pumping basslines and grooves. Saturday the 14th of May the Napolitan DJ and producer will return to TOFFLER to perform a special 5 hour set! This is going to be legendary.

Sat 14 May

Doorvertellen no. 10: Turkije

Through the stories of Nasrettin Hoca and Turkish sit-coms, Turkish migrant hold on to their land of origin. But Turkey, and the migration to the Netherlands, knows many stories which exists next to each other, but also oppose each other. We will dive into this mozaique of stories by listening to and looking at short lectures, personal memories, poetry, images and music. And of course there will also be great food.

Fri 10 June

Thursday Night: Control Room Rio

Who controls the city and its crowds? Mark Wasiuta (GSAPP Columbia University) and Pedro Rivera (architect and Studio X Rio) will draw a complex and fascinating image of the city of Rio de Janeiro as a matrix of different forces.

Sat 07 May

Roodkapje presents: Reality✓Check at V2

Roodkapje presents: Reality✓Check Lecturama: AUTARC by Nikki Ootjers & Hinde Chaâtouf Performance: INTERVENING SPACE: My Self, the fetus by Lisette Ros

Thu 19 May

Launch ‘Machines Will Make Better Choices Than Humans’

V2_ celebrates the official launch of a new collection of essays by Douglas Coupland that reflect on some of the topics addressed in V2_’s recent exhibition Data in the 21st Century, named ‘Machines Will Make Better Choices Than Humans’. The printed version of the book will be for sale during the event.

Thu 19 May

Looking back at D21C & H.I.T. by Max Dovey and Manetta Bern’s

V2_’s recent manifestation Data in the 21st Century explored the friction between the unpredictable reality that we live in and the desire to capture it in data. During this event we will briefly look back on the manifestation and will show one of its results: a performance titled H.I.T. by Max Dovey and Manetta Berends.

Sat 07 May


Farewell darlings!

An end has come to the famous PARELMOEDER era. We would love to welcome you at our funeral where our sins will be buried and our best moves will be made one last time.

In our last edition of the most kitsch party at BAR we’ll bring you all the best things of what we’ve been giving you for the past three years. Expect our marvellous visuals, mesmerising dancers, and a crowd that is filled with big smiles and a tiny tear.

Much love to all our fans and people that have been working with us for the past three years, all good things come to an end ♥

Sat 07 May

Song from far away

The English version of Song from far away, directed by the famous Ivo van Hove. A moving play about a young investment banker who returns to the Netherlands for the funeral of his younger brother. After the performance, singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel will give a concert.

Fri 27 May

The BLOGPERA at A Different Night at the Opera

Jens Maurits Orchestra (BE) jumps into the origins of music with The BLOGPERA. An installation full stories, interviews, dance, installations and of course MUSIC!

Opening show of A Different Night at the Opera (Operadagen)

Sun 08 May

LE bAL pOuri

French improvisation duo performing in City Art Rotterdam.

Fri 27 May

Open Mic Night at ROOM!

Get out of the basement and on to the stage!

Thu 05 May

Blue lines with Keefer Jackson

Keefer Jackson is a leading tenor saxophonist, bassclarinetist and composer from Chicago. Two years ago he already played with Blue lines trio, and they will renew their intensive music in City Art Rotterdam.

Thu 26 May

Roy Ayers in BIRD

Vibraphonist and singer Roy Ayers is one of the best known, most loved and respected jazz and R&B artists walking around today. Over the years, his fans have seen him evolve from crowned jazz vibraphonist to a popular R&B bandleader and an iconic figure whose music has been sampled by great hit makers such as Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac and Ice Cube. Thursday the 26th of May he will perform in BIRD!

Fri 20 May

All Eyes on: Mr Scruff

All Eyes On is a club night rooted in hip hop, funk, beats and electronica. Previously, All Eyes On presented artists such as The Gaslamp Killer, Tuxedo, J-Rocc, LeFtO and Dego. On the 20th of May, DJ, cartoonist and tea fanatic Mr. Scruff will fly to Rotterdam.

Sat 21 May

360 Degrees presents Sadar Bahar

360 Degrees is a night rooted in house music, but with plenty of opportunities for forays into obscure afro beat, disco, boogie and electronica. On Saturday the 21st of May, Sadar Bahar will visit BIRD for the fourth time (another DJ that just cannot get enough of us!).

Fri 13 May

Blue Note Trip with DJ Maestro and percussionist Adriaan Joaquin Correa

When you mention jazz DJ’s, you mention DJ Maestro and when you mention DJ Maestro, you’ll definitely mention Blue Note Trip. For years now, Maestro has hosted his club night inspired by the prestigious jazz label Blue Note. On Friday the 13th of May, BIRD is the place to be! With percussionist Adriaan Joaquin Correa as a special live guest!