A roundup of things to do in Reykjavík this weekend, prepared by your now-you-see-them-now-you-don’t editors.
- Right. “The world’s most exciting techno band,” Booka Shade, take the stage at Gaukur á Stöng Friday evening. Also on the bill: some people (we think) called Jack Schidt, Djuna Barnes, Miss Lori, Darren C, Hairdoctor and Fm Belfast. The guys at the Grapevine are unnervingly excited.
- It may be called Iceland, but nobody told the snow gods. We may have some of the white stuff now, but it will probably all melt or be blown away too soon. So don’t waste any time: find a snowy hillside, a bin bag, and go wild (see picture). Or you could, you know, always go skiing.
- Saturday afternoon sees Team Iceland begin their doomed quest to be crowned world handball champions. Don’t hold your breath — the first match is against Australia, a nation that puts winning at sports on a parallel with economic growth and avoiding nuclear warfare. So pop your nail-biting teeth in, and get down to your local sports bar and celebrate while it lasts. (Can we hold a victory parade for 6th place?)
- If you haven’t seen not-at-all pretentiously-named “Uncertain States of America: American Art in the Third Millennium” at the Reykjavík Art Museum, you probably don’t much care to. But even if that’s true, it still seems only fair to warn you that you’d better go on Sunday if you’ve been holding out: it packs up and goes off to Denmark on Monday. Y’all fixin’ to go?
And hey — let’s be careful out there.