We are now over halfway through the month of March and spring seems just around the corner—although, in Iceland, you never know how long the winter will hang on. While we wait for spring, here are some activities to do in Reykjavík this week.
See also: Iceland in March | The Ultimate Guide
Monday 18th March
Beer Pong Night, Den Danske Kro, Ingólfsstræti 3. 19:00.
The delicate art of tossing a ping pong ball into a red solo cup filled with beer might seem synonymous with movies about American teenagers but tonight, it’s a Danish sport, for Reykjavík’s one and only Danish bar, Den Danske Kro, is hosting a beer pong tournament.
To be fair, there are few things as Danish as beer.
The beer pong tables are available from 7pm to 1am and can be reserved for an hour at a time. To coincide with the game, Den Danske Kro are offering a special deal on 2L beer jugs. For a mere 3.500ISK you can fill your cups and beat your friends at a game where everyone wins, because everyone gets beer. It’s that simple.
Tuesday 19th March
Open Mic Night, English Pub, Austurstræti 12. 22:00. FREE
Open mic nights are always a fun way to pass the time. If you’re lucky you might see some amazing talent, and if you’re brave, you could even go on stage yourself.
On Tuesday nights, Reykjavík’s English Pub hosts an open mic night where patrons are invited to join in with the singing. Go on, have a bevvie and release your inner Susan Boyle!
See also: Happy Hour in Reykjavík
Wednesday 20th March
Warrior of the Rainbow + Q&A, Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54. 18:00. 800 ISK.
The first ever Taiwan Film Festival in Iceland is currently ongoing in Reykjavík. This Wednesday the film Warrior of the Rainbow will be screened at Bíó Paradís. The screening will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the director.
The film takes place in 1930 and is about two rival tribes which band together against the Japanese colonial masters. All in all, the film is a moving story about rebellion and should not be missed by lovers of the celluloid.
Thursday 21st March
Pop Quiz, Stúdentakjallarinn, Sæmundargötu 4. 21:00. FREE.
The Student Cellar, the University of Iceland’s resident bar, is hosting a Pop Quiz this coming Thursday night. You better start revising right now to make sure your team walks away with the winning score.
Of course, there will be deals at the bar and alcoholic prizes for the winners. So why delay? This is your chance to show that you’re smarter than a University Student, so make sure not to miss it!
Friday 22nd March
Just Another Drag Show, Gamla Bíó, Ingólfsstræti 2a. 19:00. 3.990-7.990 ISK.
This month’s biggest drag event is this Friday. The modestly titled Just Another Drag Show… or Whatever will be packed full of legendary performers including local talent like Gloria Hole, Gógó Starr and Miss Mokki.
There will also be jaw-dropping visiting queens, including Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner, Alaska!
There are two types of tickets available. VIP tickets will get you into a meet and greet before the show, as well as entrance to the after party. The meet and greet starts at 7:30. If you’re boring, broke and basic, there are cheaper general admission tickets available. The house will open for general admission at 8:30.
Saturday 23rd March
GG Blues Live, Dillon, Laugarvegur 30. 22:00. FREE.
The Blues-Rock duet GG will delight the patrons of the whiskey bar Dillon this Saturday. A perfect way to start your night out in Reykjavík, expect the emotive twangs of guitar, and lyrics to match the best of the Mississippi Delta.
Be sure to check out our Local’s guide to Reykjavík Nightlife for tips on etiquette and which bars to visit.
See also: The Best Bars for Craft Beer
Sunday 24th March
Black Sunday: Total Recall, Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54. 20:00. 1.600 ISK.
Bíó Paradís’ Black Sundays are a cult cinema staple in Reykjavík and this Sunday they’re not kidding around.
The cult classic movie of the week is the Arnold Schwarzenegger led futuristic thriller Total Recall. Pre-governor Schwarzenegger is on top form and so are the special effects, peak 1990 quality. Get ready to doubt your own memories as you immerse yourself in this schlock classic of cinema.