Iceland wakes up again.
- Starting this Friday, the Young Art Festival, organized by Hitt Húsið, a cultural centre for “young people.” (Well, 17-25 year-olds. After that you’re old, apparently.) The first night, at Tjarnarbíó, is dedicated to students of The Icelandic Academy of Arts, and the fun starts at nine. Watch out for the street performers.
- Later that night — same bat-location, same bat-channel — the men in Mr. Silla‘s life — her boyfriend and Mongoose — have their debut gig at 23.00, under the name of Quadruplos.
- Every Friday at 15.30 there is free guidance through The Culture House (you know, where those really old manuscripts are on display). If you’re interested in history, sagas, or just plain old stuff, this is for you.
- Reykjavík! (the band, not the city) is playing in Ísafjörður (the town, not the club) both Friday and Saturday. Friday is a closed concert for the school there — sort of a prom, only a bit more rowdy, we’re guessing — but Saturday is open for all. Reykjavík! in Ísafjörður. How borgesian!
- Another event for you out of towners: The artist currently known as Curver, has an art installation in Akureyri over the weekend. If you’re into champagne and jet set openings, go to GalleriBOX between five and eight on Friday. The installation is also open Saturday and Sunday between two and five. And the artist will be naked. WOOT!
- Do you seriously miss the nineties? Well then. At the tiny Stúdentakjallarinn, the on-campus bar at the University of Iceland, there will be a rave on Saturday night. Clothing is optional. We’re serious as cancer when we say rhythm is a dancer.
And hey — let’s be careful out there.