Reykjavík Grapevine - 10.02.2006, Blaðsíða 25

Reykjavík Grapevine - 10.02.2006, Blaðsíða 25
All museums in Reykjavík take part in creating Reykjavík Muse- ums Night with various unusual happenings. The museums will be open past midnight and admission to all museums is free. The museums will be marked with a string of lights. Buses that take guests between different museums free of charge will be marked the same way. Museums Night will formally open by the National Museum of Iceland at 19:00 with a brass band and fireworks. National Museum of Iceland (Þjóðminjasafn) – Suðurgata 41. Hidden Treasures – 19:30 & 21:30 Author Þórarinn Eldjárn shares his knowledge of hidden treasures among the museums artefacts. – 20:00 & 22:30 Dramatic reading from some of the more entertaining interviews conducted by the museum’s ethnology department. – 20:30 Art historian Hrafnhildur Schram guides visitors through the exhibition Invisible Women in Icelandic Art. – 21:00 & 22:00 Museum director Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir leads guests around the permanent exhibition The Making of a Na- tion. All evening: Who is what and what is whose? Old photographs on display. Guest put their own text to the photos. Saga Museum (Sögusafnið) – Perlan (the Pearl). Guided tours every hour and craftsmen at work. Reykjavík City Library (Borgarbókasafn) – Tryggvagata 15. Short workshops in poetry, singing, music, painting, sewing, sudoku puzzles and photography, to name a few. Reykjavík Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavíkur) – Hafnarhúsið, Tryggvagata 17. – 20:00 & 21:30 Musical performance Stomp. Performed twice during the night. Guided tours through the museum. Reykjavík Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavíkur) – Kjarvalsstaðir, Flókagata. – 21:00 & 23:00 Innocent Flowers, Nags or Monsters? A con- cert with educational influences by mezzo-soprano Sigríður Aðalsteinsdóttir and piano player Helga Bryndís Magnúsdóttir. Performed twice during the night. Guided tours through the museum’s exhibitions. Reykjavík Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavíkur) – Ásmundar- safn, Sigtún. – 21:00 The musical group ATON performs new Icelandic music. Guided tours. Gerðuberg Cultural Centre (Menningarmiðstöðin Gerðuberg) – Gerðuberg 3-5. Guests will be equipped with flashlights in order to view Thor Vilhjálmsson’s exhibition. – 20:00 – 22:00 Páll from Húsafell plays his stone harp. A string trio from the Reykjavík School of Music plays after Páll’s performance. The Einar Jónsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jónssonar) – Njarðargata. Letters and the Artist in Adversity. – 20:00 Letters from Rome and other letters. Actor Sigurður Skúlason reads selected excerpts from letters from Ásgrímur Jónsson and Jóhannes S. Kjarval to Einar Jónsson dating from 1902-1921. – 21:30 The Artist in Adversity. Some of Einar Jónsson’s earlier works reviewed in light of past criticism. Reykjavík Museum of Photography (Ljósmyndasafn Reykja- víkur) – Tryggvagata 15. Photographer Friðrik Örn Hjaltested guides guests through his exhibition 10,000. Every Hour. He has been taking photographs for 10,000 days and is going to sell chosen works for 10,000 ISK. Reykjavík Museum (Árbæjarsafn). Reykjavík Museum and the Electrical History Museum (Rafheimar) invite guests for an adventurous walk around Elliðaár Valley. Departure from the Electrical History Museum at 20:00. Program at Reykjavík Museum from 20:00 – 24:00: – 19:00, 20:00, 22:00, 23:00 Film screening: The Brothers From Bakki: Adventure in Reykjavík (Óskar Gíslason, 1951). – 21:00 Play: Brothers From Bakki: Adventure In Town. Per- formed by the Stop Theatre Group. National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Íslands) – Fríkirkjuvegur 7. Exhibition opening and guided tours. – 20:00 Opening of a retrospective of the works of Gunnlaugur Blöndal and Snorri Arinbjarnar. – 22:00 & 24:00 Guided Tours. Safn – Laugavegur 17. Exhibition of the works of Roni Horn. Nordic House (Norræna húsið) – Sturlugata 5. An evening with the Saami, featuring Saami music and films. – 19:00 – 19:20 & 21:00 – 21:30 Marit Hætta Øverli has revived the Saami form of singing called Yoik. She will perform with guitar player Klemet Anders Buljo. – 19:30 – 20:00 Short film: Let’s Dance (1992) by Paul-Anders Simma. Short film: The Radio Ballet (2003) by Per Ivar Jensen. – 20:30 – 21:00 Short Film: Doglife by Mathias Nordahl and Per Vaage. – 21:30 – 23:00 Film: The Oscar-nominated Pathfinder (1987) by Nils Gaup. – 23:30 – 24:00 Film: Kautokeino Bachelor’s Club by Paul-An- ders Simma. Museum of the Icelandic Printmakers Association (Grafík- safn Íslands) – Tryggvagata 17. – 20:00 Magdalena Margrét, graphics artist of the year opens an exhibition. National Centre for Cultural Heritage. (Þjóðmenningarhús) – Hverfisgata 15. Opening of the exhibition The Bright/Dark North. – 20:00 – 21:30 Students from The Reykjavík School of Music play Mozart. – 22:00 – 24:30 Le trio Soleil plays French Baroque music wear- ing costumes and displaying dances from the era the Louis XIV. – 19:00 – 24:00 Try your hand at writing on vellum with a quill using bear berry ink. ASI Art Museum (Listasafn ASÍ) – Freyjugata 41. Textiles and music. Exhibiting the works of Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, Guðrún Marinósdóttir and Vigdís Kristjánsdóttir. – 20:00 & 22:00 Conversations with the artists - Guðrún and Ingibjörg greet guests and discuss their work. – 21:00 & 23:00 Stroking Strings and Striking Stones. Stemma Duet: Herdís Anna Jónsdóttir and Steef van Oosterhout play Icelandic folk music on a viola, stones and marimba. Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum (Listasafn Sigurjóns Ólafssonar) – Laugarnestangi 70. Visions of Earth Sea and City - A meeting of three artistic forms. Textile works by Helga Pálína Brynjólfsdót- tir and poetry by Berglind Gunnarsdóttir together with wooden sculptures by Sigurjón Ólafsson in dreamy visions of earth, sea and the city of Reykjavík. Berglind will read her poetry at 21:00. Gallery Lobster or Fame – Laugavegur 59. An exhibition devoted to the memory of the street theatre group Svart og sykurlaust (Black, No Sugar). The Living Art Museum (Nýlistasafn) – Laugavegur 26. The Annas. Anna Guðjónsdóttir, Anna Hallin and Anna Líndal exhibit in the Living Art Museum. For the occasion of the Winter Lights Festival, Annas are especially welcomed. The Electrical History Museum (Rafheimar) – Elliðaárdal. Excursion in the Valley. New lighting for the Elliðaár dam. Star observation, hot chocolate and kleinur in the museum building. Young rappers perform at the power station. Gallery 100° – Bæjarháls 1. Pseudo-poets exchange poetry and pleasantries. Reykjavík’s Botanical Garden (Grasagarðurinn) – Laugardalur. Trees, Light and Poetry. – 19:00 – 22:00 The Poems in the Trees: Selected trees will light up in various colours and beam poetry, read by Silja Aðalsteins- dóttir. Posters display the history of the Botanical Garden in the Garden House. Hot chocolate offered. – 20:00 & 21:00 Lighted Trees: A guided walk through the Bo- tanical Garden. Departure from the Garden House. The Reykjavík Municipal Archives (Borgarskjalasafn) – Tryg- gvagata 15, 3rd floor. – 19:00 – 01:00 Exhibition: Foreign Tourists in Reykjavík. (19:30 – 19:45; 20:30 – 20:45; 21:30 – 21:45; 22:30 – 22:45). Film screening: Reykjavík 1957 (Magnús Jóhannesson) (19:30, 20:30 & 23:00). Post Cards from Reykjavík. A slide show of old postcards from Reykjavík. – 20:00 – 20:40 Workshop: Calligraphy. – 21:00 – 21:40 The Book of Icelanders. Introduction to the use of, a genealogical website. – 22:00 – 22:40 Genealogy for Beginners. The Icelandic Geneal- ogy Association introduces the basics of genealogy. – 23:00 – 23:40 Home Archiving. Introduction to the basics of archiving at home. Reykjavík Maritime Museum – (Sjóminjasafnið) Grandagarður 8. Seaskin and Drifted Bodies – 20:00 & 21:00 Seaskin: Fashion show displaying clothes and accessories made from different fish skin and sealskin. – 22:00 Tales of Drifted Bodies. A lecture by folklorist Terry Gunnell. Reykjavík Museum Night. Friday, February 24 The final day of the Winter Lights Festival will be focused on Laugardalur, where institutions, organisations and companies join in an effort to bring the festive spirit to life. The Intercultural Centre Folk Festival 12:00 – 17:00 - The festival aims to introduce the multicultural society growing in Iceland. Sample different national dishes and exotic foods. En- joy multicultural music and entertainment. Location: Blómaval House, Sigtún 40. Children’s International Day 14:00 – 17:00 - A multicultural festival for children aged 6-12. Children partake in a programme of different workshops called A Safari around the World. The workshops will introduce cultures from different countries, African musical instruments, the ancient martial art wushu from China, Bulgarian dances and games from Bolivia. The first workshops begin at 14:15 and each takes about 30 minutes. The programme on stage includes a multicultural musical act from Austurbæjar school, freestyle dancing, a short film and a scene from West Side Story – everything is performed by elementary and secondary school pupils. Location: Laugalækjarskóli, Laugarlæk. Skautahöllin skating ring 15:00 – 16:00 - Ice-cold jazz concert performed by students from the FÍH School of Music by the skating rink. Admission to the concert is free, but admission fee required for the skating ring itself. The fee is 400 ISK for children and 500 ISK for adults. The ring is open from 13:00 – 18:00. Location: Skautahöllin, Laugardal, Múlavegur 1. Laugardalslaug. Phys-ed for the elderly. Laugar – Health and Spa Resort and Laugardalslaugin – swimming pool invites the elderly to open physical education classes. Kayaking introduc- tion in the Laugardalslaug swimming pool. Location: Laugar- dalslaug, Laugardal. Reykjavík’s Botanical Garden (Grasagarðurinn) – Laugardalur. Trees, Light and Poetry. Selected trees light up in various colours and beam poetry, read by Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir. Posters display the history of the Botanical Garden, photographs of summer flowers and botanical experts on hand in the Garden House. 14:30 – Chinese Sword Dance, Unnur Guðjónsdóttir, dancer. 16:00 – Guitar play in the Garden House. Ten students from the Icelandic Guitar School play. 19:00 – Lighted Trees: A guided walk through the Botanical Garden. Departure from the Garden House. Reykjavík Park & Zoo. 11:00 – 20:00 - A continuous entertain- ment program for the whole family. Pay special attention to the Blind Café, where members of Ungblind, young people from the association of the blind, invite people to experience their real- ity. Members of Ungblind will be running a café where guests are blindfolded and will be giving guided, blindfolded tours of the park. Location: Engjavegur, Laugardal. ÍBR – Reykjavík Sports Association 10:00 – Morning Jog. Departure from Laugardalslaug swimming pool. 11:00 & 12:00 – Ski Walking. Introduction to ski walking: Only if weather allows. Location: Skautahöllin, Múlavegur 1. 13:00 & 14:00 – Nordic Walking. Introduction to Nordic Walking. Location: Skautahöllin, Múlavegur 1. Laugardalshöll – Sports Hall. Team handball and athletics tournament. Treasure Hunt in Laugardalur. 12:00 – 16:00 – Find clues that reveal your next destination. Locations: Laugardalshöll, Skautahöll, Húsdýragarður, Laugar- dalslaug and Laugar. 13:30 – Laugar – Health and Spa Resort. – Salsa-aerobics. An entertaining exercise program, mixing aerobics and salsa dancing. – Yoga. Introduction classes for children and adults. The brass band Svanur plays at various locations in Laugardalur from 14:00 – 17:00. The programme at Laugardalur ends with a bonfire and sing-along in the Reykjavik Park and Zoo at 20:00. Schedule for Sunday (outside Laugardalur) 13:30 – 16:00 – Concert and visual instruction at the Allegro Suzuki music school. Between 13:30 and 14:30 visual instruc- tion will be offered to visitors who can participate and see firsthand how the instruction methods of Shinichi Suzuki are being applied to the musical education of young children. Visit- ing children will get a chance to actually play the instruments. At 15:00 a group of students aged between 5-14 will perform on violins, cello and piano, both solo and as a group. Location: Allegro Suzuki Music School - Tranarvogur 5. 14:00 – Images of the North: Panel Discussion. Innovators from the fields of business, culture, arts and tourism will discuss the image of Iceland in a panel discussion. The panel will explore the effect that Iceland’s image has had on their work and what effect they themselves may have had on that image. Location: Iðnó, Vonarstræti 3. 17:00 – Winter Lights Festival Trumpeteria. Several clas- sics performed, among others by Jón Hlöðver Áskelsson and Dubois. Location: Hallgrímskirja, Skólavörðuholt Admission: 1500 ISK for adults; free admission for children. 18:00 – Film Festival – Canadian Northern Cinemas Festival. The film festival begins Sunday the 26th of February at 18:00 with the showing of the 1998 English-language film The Importance of Being Icelandic by Jón E. Gústafsson. Tinna Grétarsdóttir will introduce the film and have a Q&A session with the audience. Directly after the conclusion of that film the festival continues with a screening of Snow Walker, a 2003 English-language film by Martin Smith. Sherill E. Grace will introduce the film and answer any questions the audience may have. The complete programme for the festival can be found at: The films will be shown at the Nordic House, which is situated at Sturlugata 5. The festival takes place from the 26th of February to the 1st of March 2006. Location: The Nordic House - Sturlugata 5. Free admission. Sunday, February 26


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