photo by Weekend de Kade
Ballet 422 – Filmschuur / Monday June 29
Independent film theatre the Filmschuur presents Cracking the Frame, a monthly program that brings films about art and artists to Haarlem. In June’s edition it is all about ballet. The New York City Ballet, a dance company founded in 1948, has given film maker Jody Lee Lipes the opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes while creating a new show. We follow young choreographer Justin Peck from the first day of rehearsing until premiere night.
The film is English spoken and has no subtitles. After the film there is a Q&A with a journalist / dance specialist, which will be in Dutch.
19h / €10
Opening Nieuwe Kerk – Nieuwekerksplein / Monday June 29 – August 28
There are a lot of churches in the center of Haarlem, but not all are open for the public. Take for instance the Nieuwe Kerk in the Vijfhoek neighbourhood. Closed for most of the year (of course they have services there, but if you simply want to see the inside of the church on any other day, the door is closed), the Nieuwe Kerk opens for the public in July and August. Every day except for Sunday’s you can visit the church between 13h and 16h. There is always someone present that can explain more about the history of the church and answer any questions you may have.
Mo-Sat / 13h-16h / free entrance
Woods – Patronaat Haarlem / Tuesday June 30
Folk rock band from the States (Brooklyn, to be precise) that was once described by Pitchfork Media as a band that plays “a distinctive blend of spooky campfire folk, lo-fi rock, homemade tape collages and other noisy interludes, all anchored by deceptively sturdy melodies.”
Doors open at 20h / €15
Campfire Sessions – Hello I’m Local / Thursday July 2
Hello I’m Local is Haarlem’s first boutique hostel and it is an amazing place. They are lucky to have a nice, sunny patio where you can enjoy your coffee or a beer (everyone is welcome at Hello I’m Local, even when you are not staying there!). To celebrate summer, Hello I’m Local presents the Summer Campfire sessions. Drinks, a campfire and local artists singing sweet songs for you. Great way to start your weekend!
Weekend de Kade – Oerkapkade / Saturday July 4 – Sunday July 5
There is a very real chance that Haarlem’s terraces will look a bit deserted this weekend. In case you are wondering where are the locals have gone, let me explain: they are probably eating, talking and dancing away at Weekend de Kade. This mix between a food market and a food festival takes over the Oerkapkade every month in the summer of 2015. It’s an outdoor event that combines food trucks with an arts and crafts market with locally produced goods and some nice tunes from live artists. Bring your appetite!
If you want to walk to Weekend de Kade, you can. Starting at the Grote Markt, it will take you 15-20. Simply follow this route.
free entrance / Sat & Sun / 11h – 18h
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