Sun 26 April



Let’s get this party started! Kingsnight has never been so full of love and energy. This night we’re bringing two of BAR’s most sexy and slutty artists together; an all-nighter by IDESLET and a karaoke pre-party by loloisaboy!


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Sun 31 May

Poetry Workshop @ De Pelgrim by Arie Vuijk

Come to our poetry-workshop, where comedian and light-verse poet Arie Vuijk will teach you everything about writing an ollekebolleke. Brewery the Pelgrim will provide the inspiring scenery. The workshop is in Dutch and costs 12,50 per person. Registration beforehand is needed (and possible at our website).

Thu 14 May

Manifest: Animation Show & Tell

Manifest is a regular animation show & tell evening. Just like the school show & tell exercise, participants bring an animation clip that they love (that they didn’t create themselves) and they share with the audience what it is and why they chose it. Come to manifest to see what people are passionate about and why. Drink a beer and chat with the presenters about animation.

Sun 17 May

Exposition Behind the painted smile

ZERP Galerie presents the group exhibition Behind the Painted Smile, showing work by Casper Warmoeskerken, Yuichi Hirako, Luc Dondeyne, Marin de Jong, Niels Smits van Burgst and Tjalling Visser.

Wed 30 September

Rachael Yamagata

Rachael Yamagata’s beautiful voice has enchanted many before. This artist touches our hearts at one moment and cheer us up the second later. Yamagata is a pre-eminent performer. We are joyfully awaiting her return to Rotown.

Wed 29 April

Dutch Music Community & special guest

Grounds presents Dutch Music Community, a new way of making music and compose music. Can you think about a band which never repeats itself? That’s exactly what you can expect of the Dutch Music Community!

This month with a famous American band as special guest…

Sun 10 May

Orange Sound Effect

Sunday 10 may will Orange Sound Effect kick-off their new liveshow. Kate Orange will present the new liveshow, start the fundraising for the new album and on this evening we will celebrate Kate’s birthday and Javier, the drummer, his birthday. Good reasons for a party!

Sat 02 May

Online Release Upcycle Salon

On Saturday May, 2 the online upcycle designshop http://www.upcyclesalon.nl will be released. Upcycle Salon is an online designshop who offers design products made from existing materials and/or products transformed into a new product and a new use: Upcycle Design. The initiator is the Rotterdam based creative entrepreneur, Saskia Piqué (1982).

Sun 26 July

Open Set 2015 - Graphic design summer school.

The Dutch Graphic Design Summer School Open Set is a two-week intensive series of workshops, lectures and studio visits emphasizing on the interaction between noted Dutch and International graphic designers and artists. Our goal is to promote and enhance the social value of design by facilitating debates around the chosen theme from a rich diversity of perspectives, design trends and traditions, and cross-disciplinary cultural practices.

Sun 24 May

Shimmy Shake Talent Show

The Shimmy Shake Talent Show will be a fun afternoon full of amazing, never before seen fusion belly dance acts performed by wonderful dancers who are showing their femininity, women power, creativity and most important the joy that they have in dancing their very up close and personal own dance!

Sat 23 May


Students from the Hogeschool Rotterdam, together with FITGIRLCODE are organizing #BOOTCAMP to collect money for Fight cancer. On May 23rd about a 100 people will be sporting for a good cause in the Vroesenpark in Rotterdam Blijdorp. Afterwards there will be a goodie bag for all participants and the possibility to consume healthy food and drinks.

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Sat 02 May



Thu 21 May

No Man’s Art Gallery pop-up exhibition |Rotterdam|

No Man’s Art Gallery organizes pop-up exhibitions at secret locations worldwide. In the end of May 2015, the gallery will pop-up somewhere in Rotterdam and unless you sign up you will not know where it will take place. The gallery exhibits young Dutch talented artists alongside the artists that were found during the previous pop-up galleries in Cape Town, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Paris, Mumbai, Hamburg and Amsterdam.

Sat 02 May

Hidden treasures of Rotterdam North!

You are invited to a special program. On six different Saturdays in April and May you can explore the neighbourhood ‘Het Oude Noorden’ in Rotterdam north. You get to know the different shops, participate in a workshop and enjoy live music from local musicians. With the Urban Living Room it is altogether a cheerful happening!

The event is on May 2th.

There are other events on April 18th, April 25th, May 2th, May 9th, May 16th and May 30th at different locations. For more information about the workshops and musicians check Facebook.

Fri 22 May

Opening Now Age

Dressed totem poles, pressed cat litter and an industrial pyramid: the international group exhibition Now Age mixes nature, mysticism and spirituality with the everyday here and now. With a performance of Das Hund, a project of Samuel Levack & Jennifer Lewandowski. You’re welcome on our opening!

Sun 26 July

Open Set 2015

The Dutch Graphic Design Summer School Open Set is a two-week intensive series of workshops, lectures and studio visits emphasizing on the interaction between noted Dutch and International graphic designers and artists. Deadline for applications 1st of June. Apply before 1st of May and get early birds discount!

Wed 13 May

Z-Files #11: Street Art - Now & Beyond

Rotterdam counts more old fashioned murals than any other city in the Netherlands, and today, street art still defines a large part of our city’s urban identity. Z-Files #11 is a live talkshow about the current state of Street Art - and Beyond. With: Rens Muis (75B), Dave van der Heijden (Hip Hop in je Smoel and Rewriters), interdisciplinary street art collective Opperclaes, community painters Haas&Hahn (Favelapaintings), visual artist Onno Poiesz.

Sun 24 May

Afro Latin Social Club

Enjoy an afternoon filled with live performances at Brazilian Afternoon on Sunday, May 24th. Subsequently, it’s time to kick off Afro Latin Social Club from 17:30 until 20:30, in which you can take part in dancing workshops covering salsa, bachata and kizomba. Of course, BIRD provides the perfect wooden dance floor and delicious meals. After 20:30 everybody will get the chance to show of his or her new moves at the after party!

Thu 07 May

Black Milk

Influenced by J Dilla, but also by the likes of Pete Rock and The Roots, Black Milk makes head bangers that embody the musical history of Detroit: raw, rough and very soulful at the same time. On top of J Dilla(!), Black Milk worked with Elzhi, Royce da 5’9 and Guilty Simpson and performed some incredible shows with his band Nat Turner. Reasons enough to enjoy his live performance at BIRD on Thursday May 7th.

Thu 30 April


UrbannerLAB is an intimate gathering where people can discuss new ideas and initiatives for buildings and places, with focus on DIY en Self Build houses. In an old school gym, various speakers talk about their fresh new project, concept or initiative. For anyone who dreams of a not-so-common home.

Fri 15 May

The Eternal me - Reshaping Baroque Premiere

‘The Eternal me’ is a performance with a unique collaboration between sculpturing, classical music and dance.