A roundup of things to do in Reykjavík this weekend, prepared by your lovely and very well connected editors.
- Krzyztof Penderecki conducts the Iceland Symphony Orchestra tonight, playing Beethoven and himself, with soloist Florian Uhlig. Play the funky music, Krzyztof.
- The Reykjavik Jazz Festival is in full, er, swing. If you can bear to wake up before noon on Saturday and get yourself out to the suburbs, you can catch the free concert by five Young Nordic Jazz Comets (really) from 12 to 16 on Saturday. Swing it, baby.
- The opening of Hildur Bjarnadóttir’s show at i8 was last weekend. Still, they might have some leftover Pinot Grigio if you ask nicely.
- The Reykjavík International Film Festival opens tonight with a super exclusive showing of Stephen Frears’ Queen. (Note to the festival organizers: You still have just over seven hours to mail us those invitations.) Lots of other arty-farty stuff on the programme, but we are particularly looking forward to seeing the Zidane movie on Sunday. See what else they’ve got.
- Finally, don’t forget that darkness descends on Reykjavík tonight.
And hey — let’s be careful out there.