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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Wed 01 July

spanish party

Hey guys! We would like to invite you again to Special Wednesday vol. 9 aka Spanish party. Because the sun gives us a lot of energy, we decided to start a bit later, 19.30 hrs. Come to enjoy delicious tapas and sangria with us :-)

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.

Fri 10 July

Friday 10 & Saturday 11 Jul.: Boogieball: Official North Sea Jazz Afterparty

After last year’s sold out edition (and the year before) BIRD is ready for a new BoogieBall.

Sat 04 July


Galore serve up the hardest eighties and nineties Hip-Hop.

Fri 03 July

Bird, Beats And Other Things That Hum

Get ready for an evening filled with Funky Deep House, classic House tunes and Soulful Disco edits at BIRD Rotterdam.


The Manhattan Jazz Café

With upcoming festivals like ‘‘North Sea Round Town’’ and ‘‘North Sea Jazz Festival’’ Rotterdam is changing into a Jazz city. The Lobby Café of The Manhattan Hotel is changing with it! From Thursday 25 June until July 12 2015 The Lobby Café will be transformed into a swinging Jazz Café where everyone can enjoy a good glass of wine, a delicious cocktail and several Jazz sessions.

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 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!

Thu 02 July

Kunstfenster #06: Fortsetzung folgt…

For the past three months the German architect Inge Paeßens has been discovering Rotterdam, meeting many interesting people, going through funny situations and getting to know the city in its entirety. On this occasion we cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of Kunstfenster #06 with us at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam where she will present the preliminary results of her residency.

Sat 18 July


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.

Wed 01 July


The summer is back and so is your mid-week affair! In July & August you’re welcome each week for free at Wunderbar to dance to phat sounds, tasty drinks and cozy vibes in Rotterdam’s most fun living room, as you’ve grown to expect from your Spot.

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!

Fri 03 July

MASTERS 2015 - Piet Zwart Institute Graduation Show

At the Piet Zwart Institute having space for self-reflection, experimentation, and testing ideas before a public is a subtle balancing act. Students are provided with space to speculate openly, think about what matters to them, and take directions in their work that might not be immediately self-evident or familiar. Our graduates have worked intensively and engaged in research, written reflections, and thematic seminars. Masters 2015 represents the results of these dynamic processes that have taken place over the past two years.

Sun 05 July

Terrasse de France – partner tres non officiel du Tour de France

We are feeling a petit peu French lately. Maybe it’s because of le Tour de France passing the Erasmusbridge on July 5th. They’ll be so close you could throw your undies at your favourite bicycletteur. Don’t miss out! - Ne la manque pas! Nhow terrace becomes Terrasse de France on Juillet 5.

Fri 03 July

Tempted by Tomorrow

In the graduation exhibition Tempted by Tomorrow a broad scope of artists and researchers are presenting the accumulation of their practice based research completed during the past two years of the MA Media Design and Communication program at Piet Zwart Institute. The diverse range of works exhibited demonstrate a critical engagement with the contemporary media landscape.

Sat 04 July


Heartbreak, heart broken, heartache and love sick.

Heartbreak is for those still believing that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. The Heartbreak squad will supply you with the best true eclectic remedies this evening. Those catchy tunes that take you back, that loving pop sensation, that sound that cures a broken heart. Get ready for the most guilty tunes you’ve ever heard!

Fri 03 July

Exhibition Reading by Samir Bantal (Executive Manager, OMA)

On the 3th of July Witte de With is pleased to welcome Samir Bantal for a exhibition reading on the exhibition No Humans Involved by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?.

Participation to this reading is free.

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.