A round-up of things to do in Reykjavík this weekend, as prepared by your anxiously-awaiting-the-holiday editors.
- If you’re a proper Iceland nerd, you should be familiar with Valgeir Guðjónsson. This time, he’s playing in a church. Concert starts at 8 tonight in Seltjarnarneskirkja. Let’s hope he plays the “Peeing Outside Song”.
- More eccentric Icelandic music at Tjarnabíó as string quartet Amiina play, amongst other things, office bells and the saw. They record with Sigur Rós, doncha know.
- If you’re feeling very high-profile, get down to Sirkus on Friday night, where Jimi Tenor is playing live. Just talc yourself heavily before getting into your latex leggings.
- Spend Saturday on ice, at the skating rink on Ingólfstorg. Considering who’s financing it, however, you may want to read the small-print first.
- More corporate fun can be found on Laugavegur later on as the Coca-Cola trucks make their way around town. Well, Christmas was their idea in the first place… wasn’t it?
- For something a little more home-grown, take a boat over to Viðey, where restaurant Veisluréttir serves a traditional Icelandic Christmas menu.
- Finish off the weekend with a good cause at Amnesty International’s Christmas concerts in Neskirkja at 8 on Sunday evening. Entrance fee is 1500 kr. C’mon, as we may have already mentioned, it’s almost Christmas.
And hey — let’s be careful out there.