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|Solo's at the Sea 2013, Now Through Until Friday, May 24th, Scheveningen|
Talented young choreographers, dancers and actors will present a solo or monologue in 'Solo’s at the Sea', organized by The Hague-based dance company De Dutch Don’t Dance Division (DeDDDD)
. During a three-course meal the audience will enjoy the diverse performance programme, in the relaxed atmosphere at beach pavilion De Fuut. The performances open with a welcome at 18:30, and dinner begins at 19:00. Location: beach pavilion De Fuut, Strandslag 10, Markenseplein (last stop for Tram 12). Tickets cost 37.50 Euros including dinner and can be reserved in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phoning 070.354.9074. For more information visit the De Fuut restaurant website
|ABC Amsterdam Book Signing: A Year in the Life of Face Hunter by Yvan Rodic, Saturday, May 25th at 15.00, Amsterdam|
It’s not about fashion people inspiring fashion people anymore – it’s about real life inspiring real people, all over the world. In A Year in the Life of Face Hunter we follow Face Hunter (the alter ego of famed fashion blogger Yvan Rodic) through more than thirty of his favorite cities on a typical year-long traveling session around the world, during which he covers 432,044 km, visits two or three different countries a week, and circles the globe more than ten times, all the while doing some serious people-watching and photographing. This street style photographer and cultural explorer is also bringing his camera along when signing copies of his new book at the American Book Center at the Spui, to capture the style of his readers in The Netherlands. Please RSVP via email to email@example.com
before Thursday, May 23rd. ABC Amsterdam
, Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam
|Aircooled Antique Car Festival, Sunday, May 26th, 10:00-17:00, Scheveningen|
This Sunday enjoy a day on the beach boulevard in Scheveningen while checking out vintage VW beetles and VW campers on display at Het Zwarte Pad, Scheveningen Bad, Kurhaus and Nieuwe Parklaan. This free festival kicks off with an ‘Oldtimer Car show’, showcasing everything "Volkswagen", from split and oval window beetles, ragtop beetles, convertibles, resto- and/or ratlook, volksrods, custom cars, all types of split window buses, campers, T2a-ab-b, pick ups, beach buggy’s and more. With prizes for the best vehicles on display, and a chance for spectators to decorate their own beetle, it will be a day filled with fun for antique car lovers. If you are not really interested in cars, then perhaps you can take part in the surfing workshops offered by qualified instructors from the company surfles.nl
. Don’t be scared by the cold water, they will provide you with heavy suits to keep warm and teach you how to surf while having fun. This is certainly a once-in-a-life-time chance, as a lesson will cost only 7.50 Euros instead of the regular 40 Euros. For more information about the festival, or to register for the surfing workshops, visit the Aircooled website
|Leiden Marathon, Sunday, May 26th, Leiden|
For the athletes amongst us, the Leiden Marathon
is a great opportunity to run a 2, 5, 10, 15, 21 or 42 Km race. This is especially important for our "Leidenaren" [people who live in Leiden] since many roads will be closed and buses will be diverted. Come and cheer some of our own ASH runners who will be participating in the race, perhaps even one of your own family members. Fo r more information about starting times, the routes, or to sign up, visit the Leiden Marathon website
|ASH Private Music Lesson Student Recital, Saturday, June 1st, 14:00, ASH Theatre|
Join us for a combined concert to hear the 44 ASH students who are taking private voice lessons. The program will feature mainly chamber vocal ensembles, with a few solo pieces, featuring music from a Baroque duet through Mozart, Les Misérables and even some Beatles, Ray Charles and much more. It will be a wonderful concert, and we hope to see you then.
|Let's Move Festival, Saturday, June 1st, 14:00-18:00, Spuiplein, Den Haag|
Help your children experience how a healthy lifestyle gives them more energy by joining in the fun at the ‘Let’s Move’ festival organised by The Hague City Muncipality. The festival features a food court with healthy food options, a health square where medical students will give children a check-up, as well as freefighter martial artists and street dancers showing off their moves while DJs spin tunes. Children can also take part in and learn different sports, including beach volleyball, basketball, free flow and dribbling. This free festival will be fun for all ages, so bring out your family to get fit and healthy. More information and the full program is available online at http://www.gezondisvet.nl/gezond-is-vet.htm
|55th Tong Tong Fair and Festival, Wednesday, May 22nd - Sunday, June 2nd, Malieveld, Den Haag|
For those interested in learning more about Asia and countries in the East, be sure to take some time to visit the Tong Tong Fair
, the biggest Eurasian fair in the world. The event is a blend of a cultural festival, exhibition and food fair all rolled into one, held in an archipelago of tents and stands near Den Haag Centraal Train Station. The Tong Tong Fair comprises the immense Grand Pasar - the famous East-West exhibition with hundreds of stands offering Eastern merchandise and food. Many of the exhibitors come all the way from Indonesia especially for the event; a growing number come from Vietnam and Malaysia. Equally famous is the Food Court with dozens of restaurants and ‘warungs’; it is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.
A daily entry ticket for the Tong Tong Fair also include s a theatre pass to watch some of the one hundred different performances spread out over the 12 festival days, in the Tong Tong Festival. Tickets can be purchased online
with presale prices available or at the door during the festival.
|International Chamber Music Festival Wassenaar, Friday, May 31st - Sunday, June 2nd, Various Locations, Wassenaar|
The 4th International Chamber Music Festival kicks off with a "Very French" performance in the Dorpskerk - a “vraie fête” with harp and flute music by Milhaud, Francaix, Debussy and Ravel. On Saturday join us for party at the beach pavillion "Sport” with Brazilian music and our special guests Lilian Vieira and Nelson Latif. Things wrap up on Sunday at the City Hall De Paauw with a celebration of music featuring the laureates of the Princess Christina Concours. In addition, this year we will welcome a few more special guests including Kersten McCall and Johan van Iersel, principal flute and principal cello of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Teng Li, principal viola of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Gael Gandino, principal harp of the Bavarian State Orchestra. Tickets can be purchased online at the International Chamber Music Festival website
, where you can also find the full program of events.
|Photo Exhibition Opening: I Love The Hague, Monday, June 3rd, 17:30-19:30, The Hague Central Library, Den Haag|
This exhibition will take a look at the City of The Hague through a different perspective – through the eyes of foreign-born photographers - and will explore the impact of culture on what we find interesting and worth recording and sharing. It will celebrate the City of The Hague and the creativity which it inspires, and also will begin a tradition of honoring the cultural diversity of the city by involving photographers from different countries. It will moreover provide an opportunity for the city’s international community to get together with Hagenaars to network, meet new people and find out more about each other’s cultures. Location: Central Library, Spui 68, The Hague.
|Free PopHotSpot Festival, Friday, May 24th - Saturday, June 8th, Various Times, Grote Markt, Den Haag|
Music lovers, fun seekers and seasoned festival goers will be in their element on the Grote Markt for three weeks long starting on Friday, May 24th. This free outdoor festival will feature Dutch as well as international musicians playing everything from hot jazz and country music to African pop and alternative rock. It is the place to be for excellent live music and a fun and informal atmosphere. Highlights of the festival include the Flemish electro rock heroes Goose, the ‘Disko Partizani’ by the German band Shantel & Bucovina Club Orchestar, the London band Treetop Flyers, the pure reggae sounds of Lenny Ryan & The Leather Jackets and the Dutch-language punk hop band The Don’t Touch My Croque Monsieurs. The Grote Markt is a perfect location for the PopHotSpot Festival because it radiates history and culture and is always bustling. It’s located in the city centre of The Hague and is easily accessible by public transportation. For more information about the PopHotSpot Festival, visit www.pophotspot.nl
|Family Zumba Day, Sunday, June 16th, 11:00-13:00, Wassenaar|
Come on out with your family and join in this Zumbathon, with proceeds going to support children and adults with the Brittle Bone disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Organized by Care 4 Brittle Bones and some of our own ASH parents. Tickets are 15 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for children. No experience in Zumba necessary, just experience in having fun! Location: Sporthal De Schulpwei, Dr. Mansveltkade 1, Wassenaar. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Care 4 Brittle Bones website
|ACCESS Spring 2013 online magazine available for you to read|
|Special Film Screenings for Parents and Babies Every Friday Afternoon at the Filmhuis and Sunday Morning at Pathé Scheveningen|
Many young parents are film lovers, and before their bundle of joy arrived, they frequently visited the cinema. We all know that going to see a film becomes much more difficult with a baby, as parents are dependent on finding a sitter. The Norwegian filmmaker Ane Ose, mother of three children, found this a bitter pill to swallow, and is now arranging special film mornings and afternoons for parents with a baby under the name Cinemum
. After great success in Amsterdam, these special screening will now come to The Hague. The lights will be kept on, the volume will be turned down and members of the audience get two tickets for the price of one. Filmhuis Den Haag and Pathé Scheveningen are enthusiastic partners with Cinemum, with The Filmhuis offering a special parent-baby screening every Friday afternoon at 13:00, and Pathé Scheveningen every Sunday morning at 11:00. The movie theatre will be specially adapted for this purpose. One ticket will entitle you to two seats, the lights will be kept on dim (rather than totally out) so that you can still find dummies and toys, the volume will not be as loud and there will be a space provided to feed and change your child. More information is available at www.cinemum.nl, or at The Filmhuis
|Weekend Tips, Friday, May 24th - Sunday, May 26th|
Welcome back from the last of the long weekends, with only 4 weeks of school left ahead of us. Perhaps this month you will be inspired to take some trips to visit our local Dutch countryside; below are a few events that may inspire you to continue your exploration of the towns close by.
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