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Fri 31 October

Rotte(rdam) Zombiewalk

On Friday October 31 (the one and only proper date to celebrate Halloween) Club Vibes, Rotown, WORM and Vessel 11 join hands and usher the zombie apocalypse.

Thu 02 October

Rotterdam Late Night

Every first Thursday of the month it’s time for Rotterdam Late Night. A talk show in Worm where art, politics and dreams of the real Rotterdammer will be the topic. On October the 2nd our host Ernest van der Kwast invites the mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb and many other guest to sit down at his table.

Sat 27 September

Rotterdam Killer Bees versus Suck City Rock ‘n Roller Dolls

On 27 September the Rotterdam Killer Bees will be playing their first bout! Ever since their first public scrimmage against Suck City Rock ‘n Roller Dolls they have been plotting their revenge…

Thu 16 October

Feels Blind

This event will examine Bjarne Mastenbroek’s New Pavilion as, anmong other things, an expression of rage. The Pavilion will host live music, and novelist and critic Matthew Stadler will present his three-month consideration of the Pavilion’s residency on the side-lawn of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Sat 04 October

Gluren bij de Buren (Peeking at the neighbours)

Gluren bij de Buren is a great event to discover the most stunning houses and hotspots in Rotterdam. Guides will lead you through Rotterdam by bike and show you the most inspiring houses and areas in town. From skycraperpenthouse to self built houses, great cappuccino bars and veggie gardens. Look around and get inspired. This is how we live in Rotterdam!

Sat 27 September

Maya Talent School - Open House

Open House in Rotterdams newest school! A program filled with theatre, music, language, games and art. Cultural activities, but most of all: joy and involvement.
The school offers language- and music education for children and adults.

Fri 26 September

Swan Walk 2014: enjoy 3 days of food, fashion, design, lifestyle & interior

Do the Swan Walk on september 26, 27 and 28 from 12.00 - 17.00h in Zwaanshals area, Oude Noorden.

Fri 03 October

Superglue Launch Event: Reshaping the Web

The past few months we worked on an awesome tool - that’s why it’s called Superglue! - A tool that makes it possible to build your own website from your own house. You don’t even need the knowledge for all those difficult codes and you will stay the owner of your own data - not Mark Suckerberg.

Sat 27 September

Workshop ‘Get a Moustache!’ by Louis(e) de Ville!

This workshop will challenge you to discover your inner drag king by making a mustache!

For more information and tickets, go to the website.

Sat 27 September

Workshop ‘Get a Moustache!’ door Louis(e) de Ville!

Discover your inner drag king and make a moustache!

Sat 13 September

Alerta Pop-Up: Restyle Yourself

Don’t change, just restyle! Start your cultural new season by restyling yourself. Alerta Pop-Up invites you to recycle and restyle your old clothes. An early evening event to start the new cultural season in a new style. Restyle yourself with music, drinks, drawings and swop till you drop!

Wed 10 September

Movement Class with Roser López Espinosa

Join us for a Movement Class with choreographer Roser López Espinosa. Roser is currently working with two of the tallented dancers of Conny Janssen Danst for a new piece she will be presenting during DANSLOKAAL 2.

Mon 29 September

Tweedride Rotterdam

Again, the 28th of september the Tweedride Rotterdam.A bicycle event (not a race) in style. Dapper Chaps and brave lasses dressed in their best Tweed outfits cycle across Rotterdam. With some refreshing and entertaining stops.

Thu 04 September

Rotterdam Late Night

Every first Thursday of the month WORM presents the Rotterdam Late Night Show. Your host, Ernest van der Kwast invites all types of ‘Rotterdammerts’ who will tell their story.



Escape010 brings you an exciting, challenging and unpredictable game. With a group of 2 to 6 people, you go into a room and the door will be closed.

Sun 31 August

workshop Reuse This Exhibition!  | construct your own furniture

The finissage of the exhibition Designing Scarcity in Het Nieuwe Instituut will comprise two workshops on 31 August at which participants will disassemble the exhibition structure and use it to build new designs they can take away with them.

Thu 04 September

Rotterdam Late Night #16

Joep van Lieshout, artist and founder of Atelier Van Lieshout, announces a new industrial revolution. On Thursday September 4 he will talk about his New Tribal Labyrinth during the Rotterdam Late Night. Where is he upto in the next few months? And why should it all be so primitive? There is also live music from the Rotterdam based band Offshore, a mini-lecture and an ode to a special Rotterdam person.

Sat 30 August

Crazy cocktail night @ Burgertrut

Saturday august 30th, we’ll be shaking up the place with some insanely delicious cocktails!

Hosted by Paulie D.

Don’t forget your cocktail dresses, cocktailworstjes and cocktailprikkers!

Burgertrut @ Hang 5, next to the new Markthal

Tue 26 August


CAPSLOCsPEAK open podium, 5 minutes per participant. Aspiring writers, poets, songwriters, spoken word lovers, readers and listeners are all welcome.

Sat 09 August

Workshop, make your own bag!

Develop your fashion talent in this little workshop. Make a clutch, totenbag or even an envelope-bag.