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Pearls of Icelandic Song

July 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016

In our successful concert series in Harpa we‘ll present you with classical Icelandic music in programmes consisting of some of the most beloved Icelandic songs, folk-songs and hymns. All the programmes are sung in Icelandic but annotated in English to aid foreigners in getting acquainted with classical Icelandic music. One of the leading classical singers in Iceland, Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, is the artistic director of the concert series. The concerts are almost daily in the summer, and in the winter one…

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Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today

July 22, 2016 - February 27, 2017

 Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today The Nordic House is proud to present the exhibition Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today. The exhibition appeals to visitors of all ages and The Nordic House offers various playful and interactive experiences in connection with the exhibition – both indoor and outdoor. Welcome to the world of children! The exhibition is open every day from 11-17* *2-6 November closed because of Iceland Airwaves…

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Fest Afrika Reykjavik

September 28, 2016 - October 2, 2016

FEST AFRIKA REYKJAViK 2016 celebrates its 7th anniversary this year! The festival starts Wednesday 28th September with Grand Opening in the Nordic House in Reykjavik and ends on Sunday 2nd October with the Closing Party. The program is lively and enlightening and involves various events; music, dance, workshops, seminars, african market and more. There are various locations. 28.Sep @ Nordic house (Free entry) Fest Afrika Grand Opening Menard Mponda & Cheza Ngoma Skuggamyndir from Býsans 28.Sep Evening: The Rise of the…

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Fest Afrika Reykjavik – Opening ceremony

September 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A presentation of this year's Fest Afrika Reykjavik festival at The Nordic House. Opening ceremony 16.30-18.30 – Cheick Bangoura (Iceland) – Menard Mponda (Finland/Tanzania) – Kiaa Marimba; Marimba orchestra from the Þingey elementary school (Iceland) – Gunn Hernes (Iceland/Norway) Free entrance!

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IN THE MAKING – group exhibition at the Gallery SÍM

September 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - September 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

IN THE MAKING A group exhibition of new works in progress by visiting international artists of the SÍM Residency, Reykjavík. Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Sound, Video... IN THE MAKING represents the act of artists exploring and creating within an island that is in a constant state of flux - geologically and culturally evolving as North America and Europe come together in the Atlantic Ocean. The show at SÍM Gallery is on view for two days only - opening on Wednesday…

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Free Dance Lesson

September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 28, 2016

Lindy Ravers offer a free lesson! Please notice! There is no need to bring a partner, you can come by yourself, with a partner or with a group, people of all ages are welcome :)  After the lesson, our weekly dance night will commence where participants will be able to practice their new skills on the dancefloor. 21.Sep is Blues Dance. Steve Losh will be teaching. What kind of dance is Blues? Blues is a dance that developed over the…

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Heidrik – album release concert

September 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Heiðrikur or Hidrik, an artist from the Faroe Islands living in Iceland. He is hosting a magical night of jazzy pop culture at the venue Húrra to celebrate his new album, "FUNERAL". Check out the music here: https://soundcloud.com/heidrik The band: Heiðrikur Á Heygum - singing Arnar Pétursson - guitar & bass guitar Halldór Sveinsson - piano & violin Heðin Ziska Davidsen - guitar & bass guitar Andri Freyr - drums

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Múlinn Jazzclub: Agnar Már Magnússon piano trio

September 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

The pianist Agnar Már Magnusson and his cohorts start the exciting autumn program at Mulinn Jazz club with a concert in Björtuloft Harpa. The trio will be playing new and older original works by Agnar, including music from his recent CD "Svif" which has gathered favorable reviews. The other members of the trio are Scott McLemore on drums and bassist Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson.  

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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 Symphony: Open Rehearsal

September 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until May 18, 2017

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. The location is Eldborg hall in Harpa. The rehearsals will be every Thursday morning, (except in December).

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Nordic Music Days 2016

September 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Nordic Music Days (NMD) is a three day festival of contemporary music which takes place in the award winning cultural and social centre Harpa in downtown Reykjavík. The festival was founded in 1888 and is one of the oldest music festivals in the world. It is hosted annually in turn by the members of the Council of Nordic Composers; Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Finland. Pioneering contemporary music by Nordic composers will be performed by leading ensembles and soloists from…

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Yoga classes in english

September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday and Thursday that begins at 2016-09-29 05:30 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-09-29 7:00

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 every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30 pm - 7 pm and Saturdays 11 am-12.30 pm. The location is Skúlagata 30, 2nd floor.

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Beer Bingo @ Danish Pub

September 29, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We are hosting our monthly Beer Bingo September 29th :) The price is 300 kr. There will also be some offers on the bar. Happy hour from 4-7pm.

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Elín Dröfn Karlsdóttir @Harpa

September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Elín Dröfn Jónsdóttir (IS) is a multi-skilled young musician, who, classically trained with violin as her first study, has in recent years focused on composition, whilst simultaneously studying the genre of electronic music. In addition to arranging her own compositions, she has also been responsible for all aspects of the music production side, including mixing and studio work. Her inspirational and heartfelt live performances feed both the aural and visual senses, with her use of breathtaking scenic videos of Icelandic…

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Jamie Laval – Celtic Music

September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate, virtuosic performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, and engaging stories. “One of the hottest fiddlers out there” (Asheville Citizen-Times), Jamie performed for Her Majesty the Queen and presented a TED Talk. The location is Hannesarholt; the former home of Iceland's first Prime minister and is now run as a first-rate restaurant and center for history, arts, and music.

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Hjálmar @ Húrra

September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

One of Iceland's greatest reggae band will have a concert at Húrra. Entry is 3500 ISK. Make sure to get a ticket - last time it got sold out!  https://tix.is/en/event/3220/hjalmar-a-hurra/

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Day of visual art – Open house @ Korpúlsstaðir

October 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open house in Gallery Korpúlfsstaðir, in the outskirts of Reykjavík. You can take a look at the artists' ateliers and see where they create their art. There will be coffee and refreshments.

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Arnljótur @ Mengi

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

A hard working musician of Reykjavík's scene, band leader (Ojba Rasta), multi-instrumentalist, collaborator and session musician (Sin Fang, Skúli Sverrisson's Sería, Teitur Magnússon ), downtown DJ and more, Arnljótur's solo amalgamation comes in the form of electronic music. His oeuvre involves pulsing ambient prolonged jams with the fresh wind of his traverse flute. When asked, he replies: " As I started my dive into the field of electronic music, I almost exclusively listened to Germany's kosmische musik of the 70's.…

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Jazz // Free Entrance @ Bryggjan Brugghús

October 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2016

Sundays are live jazz nights at Bryggjan Brugghús, bistro & brewery, by the old harbour in downtown Reykjavík. You can expect some jazz standards, warm spirits and very good beer! ENTRANCE IS FREE

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Monday Jazz @ Húrra

October 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 31, 2016

Jazz at Húrra bar every Monday evening. Free admission and happy hour until 9pm! Band: Birkir Blær - Saxophone Sölvi Kolbeinsson - Saxophone Hrafnkell Gauti - Guitar Birgir Steinn - Bass Kristófer Rodriguez - Drums

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Icelandic Opera: Kúnstpása Lunchtime Recital

October 4, 2016 @ 12:15 pm
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Once on October 4, 2016,
and Once on November 15, 2016,
and Once on December 13, 2016,
and Once on January 31, 2017,
and Once on March 21, 2017,
and Once on April 11, 2017,
and Once on May 2, 2017,
and Once on June 6, 2017

Every month, the Icelandic Opera has a Lunchtime Recital at Harpa Concert Hall. Free admission. Dates 2016: 20.09 4.10 15.11 13.12 Dates 2017: 31.1 21.3 11.4 2.5 6.6

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Mediumship and/or rune and energy readings at Gjafir Jarðar, 50 Laugarvegur

October 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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Every Tuesday at these times

Readings with very experienced English medium Kay Cook are available at Gjafir Jarðar (the spiritual shop at 50 Laurgarvegur, Reykjavík). Mediumship readings giving evidence of survival and rune and/or energy readings for insight and guidance are offered by Kay, who is the author of Runes and Rainbows.  45 minute readings cost 6000 ISK and may be recorded on your phone.

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Listen to Iceland – Icelandic Folk Songs

October 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 8 pm & 9:15 pm

The Icelandic seasons through icelandic folksongs surrounded by sound-effects by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and duets by G. de Machaut. Jóhanna Halldórsdóttir voice Helga A. Jónsdóttir recorders Location: Iðnó Theater by  Reykjavík City hall Every Tuesday  8pm and 9:15pm Duration: 35 min Entrance fee: 2000 kr

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J.S Bach every Tuesday @ Dómkirkjan

October 4, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

The 48 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach are regarded as the most influential works which ultimately revolutionized western classical music. Icelandic pianist Ólafur Elíasson plays 6 selected preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier on the Dómkirkjan church's piano every Tuesday night.* Dómkirkjan is located by the Parliament Square. FREE ADMISSION *The concert is scheduled to be on every Tuesday. A rare cancellation might occur. That will be announced on Dómkirkjan's website:  http://domkirkjan.is/ .

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Iceland Symphony: Disney’s Fantasia

October 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
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Once on October 7, 2016

Few animated films have been as revered for their artistic merit as Walt Disney's Fantasia, which represented a watershed in audio-visual experience when it was first released in 1940. The music, performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of conducting legend Leopold Stokowski, is prominent in the film. In 2000 a new Fantasia film was released, also with music in the spotlight. At this concert, selected clips from both films will be projected onto a screen and the ISO will play the musical…

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Illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower

October 9, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

"Dear Friends On October 9th 2016, I will be on the island of Viðey in Reykjavík, Iceland, to relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in memory of my late husband John Lennon, on the occasion of his 76th birthday." More information to follow.  

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Iceland Symphony: Beethoven’s Eroica

October 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Beethoven's Eroica was a ground-breaking contribution to musical literature – a work that redefined the standards for symphonic form. He is said to have dedicated the symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte himself but to have retracted the dedication when Napoleon declared himself Emperor of the French. Nevertheless, the music is inspired by the image of a hero: strong, brave, dynamic. Magnus Lindberg is one of the best-known Nordic composers of the present day. He has served as composer-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic…

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Welcome home – Classical Sundays @ Harpa

October 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Once on November 6, 2016

The HARPA Welcome Series presents home concerts with young musicians. It reaches out to those who have recently finished their studies abroad, inviting them to introduce themselves and their accomplishments to the audience at home, thus giving them a platform and an opening into professional life as musicians. Some young artists create their professional ground abroad and this series offers a possibility for our audience to follow their progress. Others come home to nurture other young talents and play a part…

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Icetralia! Stand-up comedy w. Hugleikur Dagson & Jonathan Duffy (Live Podcast)

October 18, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Once on October 18, 2016

The Nice One & The Bitch are BACK! Icetralia is the only icelandic/australian podcast in the universe. Comedians Jonathan Duffy & Hugleikur Dagsson shoot the shit with shotguns of charm. Bring your charm-proof vests to avoid falling in love. Last time they did this live values were smashed, nipples were revealed and children were hurt. It was fun! Come see us on Tuesday 18.Oct if you want more. It's free!

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Lip Sync Competition

October 19, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Spots available! Sign up by e-mail to solveig@gamligaukurinn.is Free admission and everybody welcome! (postponed until 19.Oct!)

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Sage Francis @ Húrra

October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The "forefather of indie - hop" at Húrra Bar! https://www.strangefamousrecords.com/artists/sage-francis/

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Icecon 2016

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Icecon 2016 is a science fiction and fantasy fan convention that will be held in the heart of Reykjavík, Iceland, this fall. On the 28th to the 30th of October, Iðnó theatre (idno.is) will be filled with the fantastic. There will be panels, readings, a Halloween masquerade and other events. Information on registration, membership fee, guests of honour, program and accommodation coming soon. All information will be posted on this event-page and a forthcoming homepage. Any interested parties can also…

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Halloween 2016

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

The Halloween event of the year is coming back again! This time we return yet again to the warm embrace of our hosts at Gaukurinn, located at Tryggvagata 22, corner door, upper floor.. As before, this is a battle of the best costume held together by a great party. We will open our doors at 9 pm and then hold the award-ceremony sometime after midnight. 'Early' birds. You know we have good things in store for you. Entrance fee is…

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Joss Stone @Harpa

October 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Prepare to be amazed and delighted by Joss Stone! The award winning soul songstress is coming to Harpa for a magnificent concert. The 27-year-old prodigy has designated her life to music. She won the talent competition A Star for a Night onBBC at the age of 13, signed with one of the biggest record companies in the world at the age of 15 and released her debut album at the age of 16. She has sold over 12 million albums…

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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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The Icelandic Rockchoir: 70´s rock

November 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The Icelandic Rockchoir is a brand new choir, with over a 40 people, that has gone different ways then is usual in choir singing. Most of the singers have a lot of experience in pop and rock performing. The result is a powerful and totally unique sound that is clearly new of its kind in Iceland and something worth looking at. The choir was founded in the spring of 2015 by Matti sax and a few singers who wanted to…

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Vaginaboys + kef LAVÍK @Harpa

December 10, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

Two anonymous electronic bands are throwing a party. Few Icelandic bands have created such a buzz in such short time as the elusive Vaginaboys. With vocals performed through vocoder, and identities hidden by masks, the sensual beats by this mysterious duo, flow nicely with the lyrics, which touch up-on the broken hearts left on the floors up the Icelandic clubs at 4:15 in the morning. Kef LAVÍK have been making a name for themselves without ever performing live. The anonymous…

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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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New Year’s Eve 10K run and 3K Fun race

December 31, 2016 @ 11:55 am

Every year the ÍR track and field club of Reykjavik celebrates the end of the year with its New Year's Eve 10K run on December 31st. The annual 10K run held in downtown Reykjavík attracts both elite runners as well as recreational runners of all ages. It has become a tradition for runners in Iceland to end the year with this fast course 10K run. This year there will also be a 3 km Fun race. Many participants dress up…

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