The month of March keeps marching on, and Reykjavík has lots of exciting events going on. This week our recommendations include chances for you to sing, draw, chat, laugh, play ping pong or just sit back and watch. We hope these suggestions will help make your evenings in Reykjavík memorable.
See also: Iceland in March | The Ultimate Guide
Monday 11th March
MIAMI Open Ping Pong Tournament, MIAMI, Hverfisgata 33. 20:00. FREE.
Reykjavík’s premier drinking hole for ping pong enthusiasts is MIAMI. If you’ve got ping pong skills to show off or simply want to have a laugh and a drink, MIAMI is the place to be on a Monday night.
It’s free to enter the tournament. There are prizes for the winner and for the best-dressed player, so break out your sweatbands and sequined short shorts. Ping down to MIAMI and get your pong on.
Tuesday 12th March
Drink and Draw, CenterHotel Miðgarður, Laugavegur 120. 19:30. FREE.
Drawers, doodlers and drinkers! Get yourselves down to Miðgarður on Tuesday to imbibe and sketch with your fellow art enthusiasts. The good news is you don’t have to be the next Pablo Picasso, this event is just for fun.
The great news is that not only are there Happy Hour prizes at the bar but there is also a 20% discount on the bar snacks menu. Cheap drinks, snacks and good company are all you need, paper and pencils are provided. Enjoy your artistic Tuesday evening in Reykjavík.
Wednesday 13th March
The Return of Coney Iceland, Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22. 21:00. 2.500 ISK.
For one night only Iceland’s one and only sideshow returns, a show you have to see to believe. This instalment of Coney Iceland will feature a collection of variety performers from New York, Berlin and Reykjavík. The performers will put their bodies through amazing things for your entertainment. An adult circus not for the faint of heart.
See also: The Ultimate Icelandic Playlist
Thursday 14th March
Queer Karaoke, Vintage Box, Hafnarstræti 4. 21:00. FREE.
Reykjavík’s newest Queer Bar, Vintage Box, invites their patrons to take centre stage on Thursdays. Their Vintage Queer Karaoke nights are packed full of catchy tunes and drink deals at the bar. Belting your heart out and quenching your thirst in an LGBT+ friendly environment is the only right way to spend a Thursday evening.
Friday 15th March
Speed Dating/Friending, Loft, Bankastræti 7. 21:00. FREE.
Are you a long-standing member of the Lonely Hearts Club? Do not fear dear, Loft Hostel is here to fix your woes. On Friday they are hosting a speed dating event at their cosy bar in downtown Reykjavík.
Whether it’s a friend, a fling or a forever after you’re hoping for, get yourself down to Loft on Friday. Have a beverage and befriend some nice humans.
See also: Northern Lights Tours and Holidays
Saturday 16th March
Northern Laughs, Secret Cellar, Lækjargata 6a. 21:00. FREE.
Iceland’s first and only dedicated Comedy Club has free shows in English every night, sounds too good to be true, right? But it’s a fact. You don’t want to leave Reykjavík without checking out the local standup talent, and the Secret Cellar is where you’ll find it.
On Saturdays American funny-man Aaron Zarabi hosts a night showcasing the cream of the Icelandic comedy crop. If the Northern Lights disappointed you then Northern Laughs is the perfect consolation prize.
Sunday 17th March
Black Sunday: Amores Perros, Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54. 20:00. 1.600 ISK.
Bíó Paradís’ Black Sundays make frequent appearances on our what to do lists, and for good reason. On Sundays Iceland’s only Art House Cinema screens some of the world’s best cult classic films.
This week it’s the Academy Award-nominated Mexican drama from 2000, Amores Perros. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s directorial debut tells three stories which happen in Mexico City and are all connected by one car accident.
See also: The Story of Icelandic Cinema