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Sat 19 September

Lutopia Orchestra’s Waffelshop concert

The Lutopia Orchestra conquers the world with their jungle of instruments: multi-instrumentalist Toni swings from the accordion to the valve trombone, jumps to his slide guitar, hacks through the banjo and balances on the footdrum while he whirls the cigarbox guitar through the air. Antonia accompanies this wild journey by slapping the bass and singing.

Sat 26 September

Noodlebar September 26th

Next Noodlebar will be held in Wunderbar. With 3 foreign artists playing this one will be really special and not to be missed!

Fri 02 October

Broeder Dieleman & Baby Dee

One of a kind show from two renowned artists

Tue 06 October

Yugonostalgija vs Yugofuturism

A Yugo-clash; of future-past arguments, perspectives, and senses. Sretno dijete (English: Happy Child) is a documentary by Igor Mirkovic (HR), based round his formative musical experiences whilst growing up in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

After the screening, Vlasta Popi? (HR) will incinerate your frontal lobes with their brash and fresh noisepop attack. The Sweet Release of Death (NL) and Slow Worries (NL) add yet more grist to the mill.

Fri 18 September

Lutopia Orchestra in ROOM!

We are proud to host the Lutopia Orchestra with their beautiful sounds in ROOM!

Fri 25 September

Open Mic Night at ROOM

Get out of the basement and on to the stage! It’s time for another Open Mic Night in your favourite Living ROOM!

Sat 29 August

Indie-Pub ‘Back To School’

Rotown’s resident deejays are spinning the best (new) indie tunes - all night long! Free entrance.

Wed 02 September


With heavy support from Vrooom, and this time at lovely Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam, Pantropical is proud to present the first ever concert of the magnificent Colombian trio Los Pirañas on Dutch soil, and a special live set of Dick El Demasiado with local musicians!

Fri 11 September

Mima 42: Yader (it, ve, be) + Ido Bukelman (isr)

And .. we’re back! With no other than, making:

Yader - abstract electronics (with members of Jooklo Duo & Bear Bones Lay Low)

Ido Bukelman - improv, solo guitar explorations

Sun 27 September

Ntjam Rosie’s Acoustic Sunday

On Sunday the 27th of September it’s time for the first edition of a series of acoustic concerts, with Ntjam Rosie in the spotlights: Ntjam Rosie’s Acoustic Sunday. Assisted by a bar stool, a mic and a guitar we’ll let this songstress fill BIRD with her pure and unmixed soul and gospel. Phones off, inner peace on!

Wed 16 September

BIRDsessions - Jimmi Hueting Trio

Last year drummer Jimmi Hueting graduated cum laude on his master’s degree. He’s also the most recent winner of the prestige Erasmus Jazz ​Award​, which he won with this trio. The trio play​s​ ​original​ compositions and ​classic​ arrangements.

Line-up Jimmi Hueting: drums Koen Schalkwijk: piano Alessandro Fongaro: bass

Wed 02 September

BIRDsessions - CodArtsJazzFinest

A jazz club isn’t complete without its own session, a playground for artists. For the audience this is THE chance to see these musicians outside their normal band formation and in the most diverse settings. That’s why BIRD has created a weekly session and the only session in Rotterdam that’s worth the visit.

Thu 17 September

The Drake effect: Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Singer songwriter and multi-instrument player Gabriel Garzón-Montano suddenly got thrown into the spotlights last February. No one other then Drake himself sampled his track ‘’6 8’’ on his surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. On Thursday the 17th of September he’ll be live in BIRD!

Sat 22 August


Unboxing Vrooom #30: stillness like the rustling of leaves vs eruptive improv from Komorebi, soli and duets by Alan Gunga Purves and Mark Alban Lotz, free French sax and Dutch drums explorations by Cathy Heyden & Rogier Smal. This time at Wolfart, down south… check it out & enjoy!

Thu 10 September

Con Brio

On Thursday the 10th September BIRD & LantarenVenster present soul sensation Con Brio. The band from San Francisco will prove that the sound of legends like James Brown and Sly Stone in combination with the sultriness of Prince and D’Angelo is still very much alive. Prepare yourself for a performance full of hardcore funk, R&B and extraordinary energy.

Fri 04 September

360 Degrees: Tama Sumo

360 Degrees is a club night with house at its base , but with regular trips to obscure afro beat, disco, boogie and electronica . On Friday the 4th September one of our favourite DJ’s, Panorama bar resident Tama Sumo, will spin at 360 Degrees. Expect a set that’ll range from funk, disco and broken beat to house and techno.

Thu 03 September

Lonnie Holley

Just a few years back Lonnie Holley decided to set foot into a music studio. Just like his art his music starts with improv and changes with every execution, performance and recording session. In theory he’ll perform those songs on the 3 September in BIRD. But in practice it can be anything from a lamentation of the Dutch weather to an ode for the pizza backstage… We’ll let him surprise us!

Fri 28 August

Open Mic Night at ROOM

Get out of the basement and on to the stage! It’s time for another Open Mic Night in your favorite Living ROOM!

Sat 29 August

V2_Community invites Noodlebar

On the 29th of August there will be another Noodlebar. For this edition we are very happy to be able on having a Noodlebar at V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media. This institute is very well known for its advanced views about technology and its interface with society since 1981. The perfect place for a Noodlebar event!

Sun 09 August

Workshops, music and good food at a beautiful garden in Rotterdam Noord

Every other sunday in juli and august there will be creative workshops, music and good food at the ‘Jensius garden’ in Rotterdam Noord. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy our secret garden located in Rotterdam Noord.