Spring has finally graced Reykjavík with some sunshine and warmth which means that the social calendar is starting to burst at its seams with a huge variety of things to do.
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Easter is on the way, the birds have returned and there’s a buttload of public holidays coming up, because of this the city of Reykjavík will soon start pumping with an abundance of events each night of the week.
From circus skills to art exhibitions to a zombie-filled movie marathon, we have put together a list of some of the must-do events in the city this week.
Monday, April 8
Reykjavík Juggling Night by Primal Iceland, 6:30 pm, Faxafen 12, 108 Reykjavík
This circus-inspired event is a regular occurrence. It’s intended for all ages and skill levels. If you’re a juggler who’s looking for a space to let loose, or someone who has always longed to learn how to master the art, this is for you.
Primal Iceland will supply necessary juggling equipment, but you can also bring your own. This is a chance to meet and learn from like-minded people, all striving to master the art of juggling.
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Tuesday, April 9
Týnd lykilorð / Lost Passwords, 8 am to 5 pm, Ásmundarsalur Freyjugata 41, 101 Reykjavík
Lost passwords is the fourth solo art exhibition by Icelandic artist Fritz Hendrik, a collection of work which investigates the relationship between tradition, perception and knowledge. His creative endeavours look at how we approach reality through visual and digital representations.
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Wednesday, April 10
Air Guitar Iceland Qualifying Competition, 8.30pm, Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík
One of the biggest metal festivals in Iceland, Eistnaflug, presents the first-ever Air Guitar competition to be held in the country.
The purpose of the World Air Guitar Championships is to promote world peace. The ideology of air guitar states that if all the people of the world played air guitar, wars would end, climate change would stop and all bad things would disappear.
The winner of the semi final qualifier will win a general pass to the Eistnaflug metal festival 2019 and a spot in the grand finals. The winner of Iceland’s Air Guitar competition will receive a trip to Oulu in Finland, to represent Iceland in the World Air Guitar Championship in August.
Thursday, April 11
Teitur Magnússon and Snorri Helgason in concert, 8 pm, Húrra, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík
In between a tour of Germany and a spot at Easter-fest in Ísafjörður, Teitur Magnússon and his band will perform on home turf. He is joined by fellow folk minister Snorri Helgason for a night of smooth tracks sure to provoke emotion and chilled vibes.
Teitur’s latest album, Orna, was nominated for best folk album in the Icelandic Music Awards.
Friday, April 12
Easter Blues – Johnny and the Rest 10:30 pm, Lebowski Bar, Laugavegur 20A, 101 Reykjavík
Johnny and the Rest are an Icelandic blues band founded in 2005. Their work bends the genre and features influences from jazz, hippy rock and the psychedelia of the 70s and 80s. Come enjoy some banging tunes in Iceland’s premier home of the white Russian.
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Saturday, April 13
The Wall, a tribute to Pink Floyd, 7:30 pm, Harpa, 19:30 5.990 kr – 12.990 kr
Iceland’s most successful Pink Floyd concept act ‘Dúndurfréttir’ are going to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of ‘The Wall’.
The band will play the record-breaking album in its entirety, followed by an encore featuring some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits.
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Sunday, April 14
The Evil Dead Marathon, 6 pm, Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavík from 999kr
Reykjavík’s weekly season of cult film classics at Bíó Paradís, Black Sundays, concludes with an Evil Dead marathon. You can choose to watch just one movie, or stay for all three in this film series that spans from 1981 to 1992. The Evil Dead films are horror classics not to be missed.
THE EVIL DEAD (1981) 6:00 pm
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
EVIL DEAD II (1987) 8 pm
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
ARMY OF DARKNESS 10 pm
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
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