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Sun 03 July

STEIN by POW Ensemble

Adventurous, eclectic music, bizarre texts, by cubist author Gertrude Stein, by virtuoso tapdancer, singers, woonplayers, tuba player, live electronics.

Thu 30 June

Doorvertellen no. 11: Beelden van Syrië

Right before the summer holiday, one final Doorvertellen. This time we focus on Syria, a country which is more than just a war. That is something the Syrian volunteers of the Leeszaal, together with the visitors from Café NL, want to share with you.

Thu 30 June

Wannes Salome LIVE at Hostel Ani&Haakien

This Thursday Wannes Salome is playing in our house! A living room concert where you might find yourself rubbing elbows with some backpackers.. So jump on our couch and enjoy the tunes of Wannes Salome.

Sun 03 July


Guitar: Jorrit Westerhof Drums: Aleksandar Skoric Bass: Marko Curcic.

Sun 03 July

STEIN by POW Ensemble

POW Ensemble presents a musical-theatrical interpretation of the world of Gertrude Stein. With vocals, tap dance, keyboards, electronics, tuba, saxophones and other woodwinds.

Thu 30 June


Ripping Thursday evening double bill with Bang Bang Band Girl (all the way from Chile), and the country-punk weirdos Hurricane Joe. A nice way to usher in your weekend in a trashed way!

Sat 25 June

Michael Jackson Day

25 June 2009 Michael (Joseph) Jackson died in Neverland. We commemorate this great American singer, dancer, songwriter called the King of Pop with 10 hours of music and his film The Wiz in which he tried to capture the essence of the African American experience. If you like to play songs of Michael Jackson then our podium is yours.

Thu 23 June

Puntkomma Muziek: ‘t Rouwe Westen

The newest edition of Puntkomma Muziek dives into the cultural history of the Oude Westen neighbourhood. The night will reveal that this is a particularly notorious history. Through stories, images, movies, music, interviews, and dancing, we will take you on a journey you will remember for a long time.

Will you join us?

Sun 26 June

Hugues Vincent Kuni Iwase

Hugues Vincent Cello and Kuni Iwase Saxophone and Electronics will perform in City Art Rotterdam.

Fri 24 June

Goedlaak in City Art Rotterdam

Goedlaak presents PLAYGROUND. A musical adventure in the outrageous building of City Art Rotterdam.

Thu 30 June

10 years ROOM: Liberati Quartet

Celebrate our 10th birthday with us!

Sun 19 June

Under the Radar #11: Ripsaw Catfish & Hitz/Guilleray/Monk

For our 11th edition of Under the Radar we introduce and combine two improvising groups: a duo who have been playing and touring together extensively and a trio who will be playing together for the very first time.

Thu 30 June

A Tribute to Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is a prime example of how sometimes a member of a boy band is better off as a solo artist. His fans have seen him evolve from teen heartthrob to one of the biggest and most versatile artists of the 21st century. On Thursday, 30 June, Niek de Bruijn and his crew will pay hommage to this modern day pop icon, at A Tribute to Justin Timberlake in BIRD!

Thu 23 June

Koffie (Live) - North Sea Round Town

On Thursday, June 23rd North Sea Round Town drops by in the Biergarten, Annabel and BAR terreace. This year the exciting band Koffie! Like every year entrence is free!

Mon 20 June

WILLY TEA TAYLOR (us) - live!

Born and raised in Oakdale, California, singer/songwriter Willy Tea Taylor is hellraiser and poet in one. He is known as “Will “The Bull” Taylor” in the documentary “The Kingdom of Survival”. He just completed a whole series of successful live shows playing solo in bars and at events throughout the US. He’ll be making new fans at Café de Ouwehoer with an intense live set as a duo (guitar, mandolin, vocals)!

Sun 19 June

Sander Baan Quartet

Sander Baan Quartet in City Art Rotterdam

Sat 18 June

Fernanda Camas Group

Flamenco Brazilian Jazz. Swinging modern compositions played by young internatinal briljant musicians

Sun 10 July


Ex Spacemen 3: legends of 80s/90s British spacerock. Supported by hotly tipped (3voor12, etc) Frisian scallies, Yuko Yuko

Fri 24 June

AGAINST ALL TIDES: An introduction about Music Curatorship

The past months we have been working quite secretly on a very special project called Against All Tides: An Introduction on music curatorship. A collaboration between GET ME and BIRD produced this short documentary called Against All Tides starring our own favourite promoter Guido van Dieren. To celebrate this we will organize an exclusive discussion forum about today’s changing music landscape and the role of music curatorship within this. Not only will we have the honour to welcome Guido van Dieren himself, but also we heard that he might even get special company of Rich Medina (USA) and Errol Anderson (Boilerroom London).

Sun 12 June

Flutes “n Sneaks

Mark Alban Lotz and Alan Purves will give a afternoon concert 16.00 at City Art Rotterdam