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Jóhannes S. Kjarval: Mind and World

February 5, 2016 - August 21, 2016

Kjarvalsstaðir has been reopened after refurbishment, with an extensive exhibition of the work of Jóhannes S. Kjarval in both East and West galleries of the venue. The exhibition comprises two parts: the principal content will be rarely-seen works from the unique private collection of Þorvaldur Guðmundsson (1911-98) and his wife Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir (1908-2004), which are preserved at Gerðarsafn and are shown alongside pieces from the Reykjavík Art Museum’s own collection. The exhibition offers an excellent opportunity to see key works from…

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Vanishing Culture – Deep Iceland; Photographs by Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson

May 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am - September 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Our cultural heritage is forever changing and shifting. In order to preserve rapidly vanishing ways of life, it is important to capture an image instead of leaving a blank page for future generations. This project depicts life in one of the oldest farming communities in Iceland, in the isolated, unspoiled and spectacular West fjords where hardship and harsh conditions have marked daily life since the time of the first settlers. In Iceland, as elsewhere, young people head to larger towns…

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Reykjavík Art Festival

May 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Reykjavik Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. For two weeks every year it brings together major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city in exhibitions and performances of contemporary and classical works, presented to the widest possible audience. The Festival is one of Northern Europe's oldest and promotes Icelandic and international culture in all fields of art, bringing together the best in local…

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Silent Flashes – The Icelandic Emigration Center’s Exhibit

May 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - August 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

This exhibit includes nearly 400 photographs of Icelandic emigrants, illustrating portrait photography in North America during the time of the westward migration (1870-1914). Nelson Gerrard, historian and genealogist of Icelandic descent from Manitoba, conceived of this exhibit, collected the photographs from all over North America and Iceland, and saw to the graphic design. Most of the subjects are named and their parentage and dwelling-place in Iceland given. Like modern-day Icelanders, the 19th century emigrants were enthusiastic about new technology. A…

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Vaka Folk Arts Festival – Tradition for Tomorrow

May 25, 2016 - May 28, 2016

The annual Vaka Folk Arts Festival presents a singular opportunity to enjoy the very best folk musicians, dancers and crafts workers, rooted in the traditional folk arts of Iceland, along with performers from the Nordic and the other countries of northern Europe.  It is held in the vibrant small town of Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland.   Vaka is a small and friendly festival with a varied programme that offers something for everyone. There are: Afternoon and evening concerts…

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RAFLOST

May 25, 2016 - May 29, 2016

RAFLOST is a festival of electronic arts and media in Reykjavik, Iceland. The festival brings together artists of various art forms, music, visual arts, dance, science, hackers, media art, students etc. for exploring art technology in today’s maker culture. The RAFLOST festival is aiming to stimulate the Reykjavik electronic art scene, students of the Art Academy, the DIY computer and electronics hacker community and experimental organisations like S.L.Á.T.U.R. and LornaLab. Also, international artists and students have participated in the festival…

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MUGISON Concerts in Reykjavik

May 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - August 31, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Mugison performs his own songs both in English and Icelandic. Talking will be 96% English between songs. — Book a Ticket — Loading...

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Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits in 75 minutes @ Harpa

May 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - August 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

  Prepare to be thrilled, entertained and intrigued - All the Icelandic Sagas in only 75 hilarious minutes. A UNIQUE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN ENGLISH. A theatrical comedy roller-coaster ride through the Icelandic Sagas in English. Performed at the iconic Harpa by two of Iceland´s finest actors.   maí 2016 23 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 27 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 28 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 29 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 30 maí 2016 | kl. 20:00 júní…

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San Francisco Ballet in Harpa for Reykjavik Arts Festival 2016

May 28, 2016
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Daily until May 30, 2016

The San Francisco Ballet will perform in Iceland for the first time in Iceland in Harpa at Reykjavik Arts Festival 2016. This is a homecoming for the San Francisco Ballet's artistic director, but the Icelander Helgi Tómasson has been with the company since 1985. Under Helgi Tomasson’s artistic direction, San Francisco Ballet has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. At Reykjavik Arts Festival’s 2016 edition, he will present an evening of dance composed of the…

For Cod’s Sake

May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Graduate students of Applied Studies in Culture and Communication at the University of Iceland and the Reykjavik City Museum present ÞORSKASTRÍÐIN, FOR COD’S SAKE An exhibition on The British-Icelandic Cod Wars 1958-1976 Exhibition opening, Friday May 13th at 17:00 in Reykjavík Maritime Museum, Grandagarður 8.

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TEDxReykjavík 2016

May 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TEDxReykjavík will be held for the sixth time on May 28th 2016 in Austurbær. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to be inspired by new ideas from a diverse lineup of speakers who represent some of the most interesting thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs in Iceland. Each will deliver a short but engaging talk on an idea which he or she is passionate about, covering many different topics, including environmental sustainability, technological innovation and personally transformative stories. The theme…

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TEDxReykjavík 2016

May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

TEDxReykjavík will be held for the sixth time on May 28th 2016 in Austurbær. At the event, attendees will have the opportunity to be inspired by new ideas from a diverse lineup of speakers who represent some of the most interesting thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs in Iceland. Each will deliver a short but engaging talk on an idea which he or she is passionate about, covering many different topics, including environmental sustainability, technological innovation and personally transformative stories. The theme…

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Aviation Exhibition

May 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Flugdagur á Reykjavíkurflugvelli.

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Tweed Ride Reykjavik 2016

May 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Tweed Bike Ride.

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Helgi Tomasson’s homecoming – San Francisco ballet @ Reykjavik Art Festival

May 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Daily until May 30, 2016

Helgi Tomasson’s homecoming: San Francisco Ballet in Harpa for the first time at the 2016 Reykjavik Arts Festival.  Under Helgi Tomasson’s artistic direction, San Francisco Ballet has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. At Reykjavik Arts Festival’s 2016 edition, he will present an evening of dance composed of the company’s most loved pieces on Harpa’s Eldborg stage, accompanied by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, giving Icelanders a unique opportunity to enjoy the highlights…

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Valdimar á Húrra

May 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Live music.

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Death is alive!

May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

The house opens at 21:00 and first band starts at 22:00 Úlfúð: Melodic Death/Sludge seeping in from around the capital area, this is the kind of filth that gets your head banging. Grave Superior: Grave Superior smelts a variety of precious metals, such as "Old-school Death", "90’s Thrash" and "Modern Prog", seamlessly welding them like a blow-torch into a new element of Metal, only to be found within the volcanic remains of Iceland. Narthraal: Narthraal is a old school death…

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SunJazz @ Bryggjan Brewery

May 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 30, 2016

Sundays are live jazz nights at Bryggjan Brugghús, bistro & brewery, by the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. Heading the event is the very talented Hjaltalín pianist, Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson, along with wunder-men Andri Ólafsson of Moses Hightower and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen of ADHD to name just one. Every week they welcome a special guest to play with them, someone of hight standards. You can expect some jazz standards, Christmas classics, warm spirits and very good beer! ENTRANCE IS FREE…

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Salsa con Kramó @ Kramhusíð

May 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Salsa, bachata and kizomba at Kramhúsið, Sunday May 29th from 8PM - 11PM. We would appreciate your contribution to help us covering the rent for the evening (500 kr). Welcome!

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Bartónar og The Harvard Din og Tonics @ Gamla Bío

May 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

One Icelandic & one US choir, one formed at a downtown Reykjavik bar and the other, well we are guessing Harvard.  Tickets- midi.is Bartónar, Kallakórs Kaffibarsins hafa síðast liðin 6 ár verið sýnilegir í íslensku menningarlífi með söng sínum og framkomu Lög um ástina, söknuð, dauðann og guðsveigar verða á dagskrá drengjanna og lofa þeir því að allir skilji við þá með bros á vör. The Harvard Din & Tonics er frægasti ungherrakór Harvardháskóla, þekktur víða um heim fyrir ríka…

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Kizomba Night at KEX #3 – Monday, May 30th

May 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

KIZOMBA at KEX - #3 NEW Kizomba Night - Monday May, 30th "What's Kizomba ?" Kizomba is a social dance from Angola that conquered the globe and it's also in Reykjavik ! When : Monday, May 30th Free drop-in lesson beginners > 20:30 - 21:00 Kizomba dancefloor > 21:00 - 23:00 Where : The cozy KEX Hostel - in GYM & TONIC room Teachers : Anaïs and Georg COME TO TRY KIZOMBA, and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS !!! Check it out www.kizombaiceland.com www.facebook.com/kizombaiceland

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Come Talk Funny – Open Mic Standup Comedy in English @ Gaukurinn

May 30, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 1, 2016

Every Monday at Gaukurinn there's a standup by members of Goldengang Comedy. There's live music before and after the show, and the entry is free. You can sign up for the Open Mic at goldengangcomedy@gmail.com.

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Green Screen #FoodMay – Environmental Films

May 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Ingredients The aim of this documentary night is to raise and promote environmental awareness among our guests, staff members and Reykjavik’s inhabitants. Every month the Green screenings will focus on an different environmental issue. May' topic will be Food. Nutrition is essential for humans and plays important cultural and social roles in our lives. However, keeping up with food production as we’ve done until now is definitely not sustainable in the long term, as this system generates great pressure on…

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Play @ Reykjavik Art Festival

May 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa returns to Reykjavik Arts Festival, this time accompanied by one of Europe’s most prominent choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Play is the creation of dancers and choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa. Play pivots on two intertwined conceits: the idea of playacting, the role playing required in theatre; and the games people play, in this case, a man and a woman. Games of chess, games of seduction, ploys where male-female energies are pitted, not so much…

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Simply Red in Iceland

May 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

British soul and pop band Simply Red will be returning to Iceland to play a concert on May 31 – thirty years after their first, and so far only, performance in the country.

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Improv Iceland at Húrra

May 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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LIVE IMPROV IN ENGLISH! Following a sold out run at the National Theatre this spring, Improv Ísland - Improv Iceland brings its highly successful improvised show to Húrra. Now in English! Everything is made up on the spot and anything can happen! Join the fun, have a drink and laugh with us! Dates: May 10 May 24 June 14 June 28 July 12 July 26 August 9 August 23

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Havok (US) & Ophidian I + gestir á Húrra

May 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Live music.

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KEXJazz on Tuesday Nights

May 31, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 25, 2016

KexJazz is our series of weekly jazz concerts and it happens to be the most consistent event since Kex Hostel opened in 2011. The driving force behind these concerts is Mr. Sigurður Flosason, saxophonist par excellence and one of Iceland’s true jazz giants. These are the evenings when many of Iceland’s (occasionally international) finest jazz cats will show up at our house every Tuesday at 8:30 PM. A perfect evening for some dinner & jazz. Daniel Beaussier Quartet, Jóel Pálsson…

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Yoga classes in english

June 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 26, 2016

Reykjavík Yoga is a new project that offers travelling yogis and other practitioners high-quality yoga classes in english. Off-schedule private group classes can also be arranged. The classes are weekly, every Wedensday at 5.30-7.00pm, starting on the 18th of May.

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Gospel for Tourists in Iceland

June 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2016

Gospel celebration in English. Great singers fill your heart and your spirit with hope. Tickets will be available at www.midi.is

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Moses Hightower á Húrra

June 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Live music.

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Bloodhoof @ Reykjavik Art Festival

June 1, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Umbra ensemble will premiere a new Music Theater piece by composer Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, based on the epic telling, Bloodhoof, by poet Gerður Kristný and staged by choreographer Saga Sigurðardóttir.  Gerður Gymisdóttir the giant maiden tells her story in Bloodhoof, how Freyr sent his envoy, Skírnir, riding the horse Blóðhófnir to fetch her from the land of giants. Gerður wishes to stay in the land of giants, where the rivers run through her every vein, but she is made powerless with spells and threats.…

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Iceland Symphony: Open Rehearsal

June 2, 2016 @ 9:30 am

Thursday morning rehearsals of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra are open rehearsals. All Open Rehearsals are working rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Iceland Symphony: A Russian celebration

Iceland Symphony: A Russian celebration

June 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The Rozhdestvensky family have long since won the hearts of music-loving Icelanders. At this evening's performance, Gennady takes the stage along with his son Sasha, who performed Schnittke's Violin Concerto no. 4 with the orchestra a few years ago, in a standout performance.nnAlso on the programme are three works by composers from St. Petersburg, all written during the quarter of the twentieth century. Aleksandr Glazunov was Prokofiev and Shostakovich's teacher, and his Violin Concerto is his best known work. His…

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The Epic Saga of Mankind’s Mistakes @ Reykjavik Art Festival

June 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Traditional poetry and music go through a creative grinder in this polemic work of musicians Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir, Erpur Eyvindarson, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason „No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.“ H.L. Mencken – Notes on Journalism, Chicago Tribune…

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The Epic Saga of Mankind’s Mistakes

June 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Traditional poetry and music go through a creative grinder in this polemic work of musicians Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir, Erpur Eyvindarson, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason „No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.“ H.L. Mencken – Notes on Journalism, Chicago Tribune…

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Bartónar and The Harvard Din and Tonics

June 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Live music.

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Icelandic Tattoo Convention 2016

June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016

The Icelandic tattoo convention will be held from 3-5 of June at the 11th time here in Reykjavík, the convention will be held Gamla bíó, Ingólfstræti 2a

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Guided tour in English

June 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 19, 2016

Guided tour in English through the exhibition Jóhannes S. Kjarval: Mind and World now on view at Kjarvalsstaðir. The extensive exhibition of the work of Jóhannes S. Kjarval is comprised of two parts: The principal content are be rarely-seen works from the unique private collection of Þorvaldur Guðmundsson (1911-98) and his wife Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir (1908-2004), which are preserved at Gerðarsafn and are shown alongside pieces from the Reykjavík Art Museum’s own collection. The exhibition offers an excellent opportunity to see…

Flamenco Today

June 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Flamenco Today is a flamenco exhibition that was developed in collaboration with the Spanish film director Carlos Saura. The music is in the hands of Spain's most respected musicians, Chano Dominguez, a multiple Grammy award winner for latin music. Tickets can be bought at www.tix.is and range from 7.900-12.900 kr.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Costume Show!

June 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Spoof sci-fi and camp horror makes ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ a one of a kind cult classic, this bizarrely entertaining and highly satisfying musical is a huge box-office draw. When a straight-laced couple is stranded on a stormy night, they take refuge in a dark, old mansion full of weirdos led by a mad transvestite scientist. Guests in costumes are appreciated!

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Blóð & Jóel Pálsson

June 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Eðvarð Lárusson , Þórður Högnason and Birgir Baldursson began to improvise together with the band Kombóið at the end of the last century. Later they started playing together again without a singer and called themselves Tríó Blóð. The opportunity to hear them is rare, but when it happens Jóel Pálsson often jumps on board their train. This evening their spirits will join in a lyrical improvisation full of hot rhythm.

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Festival of the Sea

June 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Iceland is a big fishing nation. Why, you ask yourself? Well because the sea around us is full of delicious fish. Iceland is one of the biggest fishing nation in the world, and fishery has always been a big part of our economy. That’s why we celebrate theFishermen’s day yearly. Since the early 20th century, special fishermen’s masses were celebrated in churches before the ships went out to sea after the winter. This day is now a public holiday of…

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UR_ @ Reykjavik Art Festival

June 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The first opera of composer Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, directed by Þorleifur Örn Arnarson, will premiere at the thirtieth Reykjavík Arts Festival this spring. The observer is invited to embark on a reflective journey through an ambivalent narrative in sound and space, drawing on the thematic of an evolutionary genesis in seven parts. Thorvaldsdottir’s meditative sensual melodic lines interwoven with strained, fragile brokenness come together in a passion that is driven forward by yearning, a feeling of being overwhelmed, the craving for…

Rally Cross – Icelandic Championship 2nd Round

June 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

The second round of the Icelandic Rally Cross Championship will be held on Sunday June 5th in Kapelluhraun 220, Hafnafjörður.

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The Mosaic Project @ Reykjavik Art Festival

June 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Reykjavík Arts Festival’s closing event this year is the R&B inspired jazz concert of tripple Grammy award winner and preeminent drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Accompanying her is a group of seven superb jazz instrumentalists. Terri Lyne Carrington is considered among the world’s best jazz drummers. During her long and successful musical career she has worked with many of the greatest stars of jazz; Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry and…

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The Mosaic Project – Terri Lyne Carrington featuring a jazz band of seven

June 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Mosaic Project Terri Lyne Carrington featuring a jazz band of seven Harpa, Eldborg June 5 20:00 Price: 6.900 — 7.900 ISK.Buy ticketShare Reykjavík Arts Festival’s closing event is the R&B inspired jazz concert of triple Grammy Award winner and pre- eminent drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Accompanying her is a group of seven superb jazz musicians. Terri Lyne Carrington is considered among the world’s best jazz drummers. She has worked with many of the greatest stars of jazz; Herbie Hancock,…

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Harpa International Music Academy June 6th-17th

June 6, 2016 - June 17, 2016

The Harpa International Music Academy is a music festival and concert series which takes place in June every year.  The Academy offers instruction in violin, viola, cello, and piano.  The biggest component of the Academy is the Senior Division, intended for advanced high school and/ or college students.  A smaller Junior Division has been tailor-made for younger talents, and an Amateur program offers an immersive chamber music experience for music aficionados. Participants in the Academy receive private lessons, masterclasses, chamber…

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Iceland vs Liechtenstein – Friendly

June 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eins og alþjóð veit leikur A landslið karla í úrslitakeppni EM 2016, sem fram fer í sumar.  Síðasti leikur liðsins áður en það heldur til Frakklands er vináttuleikur gegn Liechtenstein á Laugardalsvellinum þann 6. júní.

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Global PR Summit Iceland

June 9, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Our PR Summit is all about building a creative community that will provide you with support, value and opportunity to make things happen. You can’t master the latest PR trends and challenges from behind your desk! Join us in Reykjavik from 9-10 June 2016 and spend two days surrounded by some of the most stimulating and forward-thinking people in the world -- the instant cure to a creative burnout. - See more at: http://www.thepworld.com/pevents/event/124/global-pr-summit-iceland#sthash.nNG1ZjGT.dpuf

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Iceland Symphony: Open Rehearsal

June 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am

Thursday morning rehearsals of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra are open rehearsals. All Open Rehearsals are working rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Iceland Symphony: Das himmlische Leben

Iceland Symphony: Das himmlische Leben

June 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The song cycle Ich denke dein … by Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson is a moving musical arrangement of poems by Goethe, Rilke, and Eichendorff. It was premiered in Zurich early in 2015 and has been extremely well received ever since.nnSwedish soprano Lisa Larsson has sung at renowned opera houses and concert halls around the world during her noteworthy career.nnAt this concert she performs the five poems in Martinsson's work, as well as the song Das himmlische Leben in Mahler's exquisite…

STOMP

June 11, 2016
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STOMP, the British theatrical sensation that has become a truly global phenomenon, comes to Reykjavik. With brand new routines, new choreography and new music STOMP is now fresher, faster and funnier than ever! If you have never experienced Stomp then this is your chance to see why this breathtaking show thrills audiences around the world. With its unique combination of theater, dance, comedy and percussion, eight performers use boots, bins, brooms and everything including the kitchen sink to hammer out…

Reykjavik Color Run 2016

Reykjavik Color Run 2016

June 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Reykjavik Color Run 2016 is a unique 5 km run that doesn’t require you to finish the race as fast as possible, but to have as much fun as possible while doing it. The participants are covered in different colored powder after each kilometer of the race and we are talking about tons of colored powder and a lot of fun. See photos from Reykjavik Color Run 2015.

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Formula Offroad- 2.umferð í Torfæru

June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

  Formula Off-Road on Akranes first time in 15 years. Competition formula offroad.  For more info contact: http://formulaoffroad-iceland.com/wp/events/akranes-11-juni-2016/ Dagskrá Laugardagur 08:00 Mæting og skoðun hefst 09:00 Mætingarfrestur lýkur 10:30 Skodun lýkur 11:00 Stuttur fundur og brautarskoðun. 12:55 Keppnisbílar mæta við ráshlið. 13:00 Keppni hefst 17:00 Áætluð keppnislok.

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Reykjavik Midsummer Music 2016

June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Reykjavík Midsummer Music 2016 is a music festival in Harpa, Reykjavík’s fabulous concert house. Founded in 2012 by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, who also serves as artistic director, RMM was chosen ‘Event of the Year’ and received a special innovation prize at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2013, praised for its dynamic concerts and artistic vision. RMM takes place in June each year, a time Víkingur describes as “ideal for creating something beautiful up in the north, inspired by the extraordinary energy…

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Viking Festival

June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016

The Viking Festival in Hafnarfjörður is the oldest and largest event of its kind in Iceland. Since 1995 Hafnarfjörður has been a playground for Vikings demonstrating through the years most aspects of the Viking culture; like ships, cuisine, handcraft, storytelling, archery, games, music and battle demonstrations. Many artists have come from far and wide, from Europe and America to join us in celebrating the memory of our ancestors. Sometimes there have been opportunities to bring forth unexpected things, anachronism to…

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Secret Solstice 2016

June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Radiohead, Deftones, Of Monster and Men and more at the music festival of the midnight sun!

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Andrew Strong – from The Commitments movie

June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Andrew Strong was born in November 1973 in Dublin into a musical family as his father Rob Strong was one of the most pioneering rock singers in the 70’s and is still remains active in the business today. Andrew got into the music at the age of 11 forming a band with school mates called “Perfect Stranger” In 1990, Andrew got a call from John Hughes (The Corr’s Manager) asking him to come in and sing for Alan Parker ….Parker…

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Iceland National Day

June 17, 2016

The celebrations in Reykjavík take place in the city centre. The programme includes family-oriented entertainment, concerts, outdoor play sets, variet/shows and street happenings.

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Julien Baker (US) // Live at KEX Hostel

June 20, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Sometimes, things just seem to happen for a reason. The pieces fall into place in unexpected ways, and life takes a turn no one could have predicted. This rings strikingly true for the solo career of Memphis, Tennessee’s Julien Baker. Julien Baker is playing a live concert at KEX Hostel on June 20 and this is her first Iceland performance ever. Warm up will be announced shortly. For years, Baker and a group of close friends have performed as the…

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Gróska, Mid-summer Day Festival

June 22, 2016

A local association of visual arts, exhibiting visual arts outdoors, along with musical performances and all sorts of happenings take place on the beautiful footpath along the seaside in Garðabær municipality.

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Midnight Sun Run

June 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Midnight Sun Run is the second biggest running event in the Icelandic racing calendar, after the Reykjavik Marathon. Around 2,500 runners crossed the finish line in 2015 and it is definitely a race for everyone, with finishing times in the 10K ranging from 32 to 130 minutes and similar variations in the other distances. The race starts and ends in Laugardalur valley where many of Reykjavik’s main sporting events take place. It is run almost entirely on asphalt paths,…

Landsmót 2016

Landsmót 2016

June 27, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Landsmót is the National Icelandic Horse Competition, the largest outdoor sporting event in Iceland. The first Landsmót was held in 1950 at Þingvellir National Park and has since grown into a large bi-annual festival. The main event is the all Icelandic Riding Horse Competition, but there are other events as well. Landsmót 2016 is a week long event and has content for everyone - from children to adults.

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Reykjavík Classics

June 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

NOTE: Daily until August 14 (last day), 12:30 Iceland´s award-winning concert hall Harpa and Reykjavik City proudly present a new event, Reykjavik Classicsin Eldborg Harpa in summer 2016. The new concert series is a welcome addition to the vibrant scene of arts and culture in the Capital and is specifically designed to fulfill the demand raised by the enthusiasts of music among international travellers, in particular those who wish to listen to live performances of classical music, performed by artists…

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ATP Iceland 2016

July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016

All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP Iceland 2016) is a music festival at the beginning of July and it will take place at the old NATO military base Ásbrú. Among performers are Sleep, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and The Muggers, Angel Olsen, Les Savy Fav, Tortoise, John Carpenter, Anika, Yasmine Hamdan, Blanck Mass and Mueran Humanos also play the festival, alongside Iceland’s excellent Örvar Smárason and Gunnar Tynes (mùm) performing live to a special screening of Menschen am Sonntag.

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Eistnaflug 2016

July 6, 2016 - July 9, 2016

Every second weekend of July, thousands of people gather in the small town of Neskaupstaður for the metal festival Eistnaflug. The 30 to 40 bands that participate are Iceland’s top artists in the genre, and well-known foreign groups have also been known to make an appearance. The festival is not limited to metal; everything from rock and punk to black metal is accepted and celebrated at this incredible event. If you are into rock, metal, and Vikings, don’t miss Eistnaflug…

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Summer Opera Gala

July 10, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Arias, duets and trios In this concert, we will focus on the history of opera in Iceland. Four singers and a pianist will perform a variety of scenes from both Icelandic and international operas. For more information: www.pearls.is

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Burt Bacharach live on stage

July 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Proclaimed The Greatest Living Composer in 2008 at the 50th Grammy Awards, the ultra-cool hero of contemporary music, Bacharach continues to set industry records and creative standards, writing every day and touring globally to sold out venues. His six-decade career has produced more than 500 compositions with several hit singles featuring simultaneously on multiple global charts - Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, A House Is Not A…

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James Morrison Concert @ Harpa Concert Hall

July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Sálarsöngvarinn, Brit verðlaunahafann og einn vinsælasti tónlistarmaður Bretlands síðustu árin heldur tónleika í Eldborg sunnudaginn 17.júlí. Tickets available at www.tix.is  

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Berserkjarhlaup – Berserker Run

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am

Mountain-run with obstacles. 7 km course with 12 challenging obstacles. Minimum age: 18 years.

Þjóðhátíð 2016

July 29, 2016 - August 3, 2016

One if Iceland's biggest music/party festivals will be held in the Westman Islands, July 29th - 3rd August. Tickets available for purchase at www.dalurinn.is  

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Gay Pride

August 2, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Our parade gets bigger and more fabulous every year but we still want every group to convey some message that addresses the realities of LGBTQ people. There are an infinite number of possible messages so participants’ creativity is key.

Reykjavík Pride – Gay Pride

August 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Reykjavík Pride will be hosted the first week in August (2-7) in Reykjavík, reaching a climax during the weekend when a big parade is held. The streets will be filled with thousands of people celebrating the diverse population that lives on this tiny island in the North Atlantic.

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Muse in Iceland

August 6, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

British rock band Muse will be in concert in Iceland in Laugardalshöll on August 6th. This is the second time that Muse perform in Reykjavik, the first time being in 2004 following the release of their record Absolution, the bands third album.

Muse Concert

August 6, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Part of the Drones World Arena Tour.  

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Reykjavík Jazz Festival

August 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Reykjavík Jazz Festival is organized by the FIH Jazz Department, assisted by FIH cultural fund, The City of Reykjavik and the State Fund for Music. It could be argued that the Reykjavik Jazz Festival is re-establishing contact with the Nordic countries as well as France, Germany, Austria and the USA. The Reykjavik Jazz Festival is grateful for the generous involvement of the Nordic House and the cultural attaches of these states to help make this a truly international affair.

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Snarky Puppy

August 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still "underground" in many respects, the band earned its first Grammy Award in early 2014 (for Best R&B Performance) and has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald, as well as the world’s most respected musicians, from Pat Metheny to Prince. They topped the ITUNES Jazz…

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2016 Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon

August 20, 2016

The 33rd Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon will take place on Saturday August 20th 2016. Participants can choose between six distances: Marathon (42,2 km) Half marathon (21,1 km) Relay race (2-4 runners in a team) 10 km race 3 km fun run Kids Run (for children 9 years and younger)

Justin Bieber Concert

September 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - September 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber will perform twice in Iceland on his Purpose World Tour 2016. The two concerts will be held on the 8th and 9.September 2016 in Kórinn in Kópavogur.  

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Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016

September 29, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016 will be held in September 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The film festival was first held in September in 2004, organized by a group of enthusiasts and professionals and lead by festival director Hrönn Marínósdóttir. The goal was to show progressive new films of high quality and to foster innovation in film making and creating a place to network and socialize for film makers from all over the world. Reykjavik International Film Festival, or RIFF as…

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Iceland Airwaves

November 2, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Not only does it feel like an autumnal harvest festival that showcases all the best music the vibrant Icelandic music scene has to offer, but every year the line-up features some of the most exciting artists from all around the world. Iceland Airwaves is a huge festival with venues ranging from intimate to football stadiums, and more than 200 artists playing over the course of five days, and offers a unique chance to experience a year’s worth of concerts in…

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Pearls of Icelandic Song – New Year’s Concerts

December 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 5, 2017

On our New Year's program, we will sing Icelandic songs and folk music of elves, trolls and outlaws. We will tell the stories behind the songs and we will introduce to you some the traditions of Icelandic Christmas and New Year’s. The Program is sung in Icelandic and moderated in English. For more information: www.pearls.is

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