Today marks International Women’s Day 2019. For the NL weekend scene, we have provided a list of events to celebrate. Start off with some feminist films in Amsterdam, move onto the Slut Walk in Rotterdam and finish with some vegan eats in Utrecht. No matter your gender, you will find pleasure in this compilation.
Friday, 8 March
Organisers of Female Frame: Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling film festival say that society often overlooks the role women play in film, and they want to help change that. Beginning on International Women’s Day, LAB111 will showcase a variety of films about women by women. This focus will allow viewers to explore representation of women in film. Organisers of the event have hand-picked more than twenty films by female directors and about female characters, including Clueless, Frida and Persepolis. Today, the film festival kicks off with The Swamp, a movie about a self-pitying Argentine family directed by Lucrecia Martel. The festival lasts three months, so you should have plenty of time to build your feminist film repertoire. The festival begins today at 16 and lasts for three months. At LAB111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam. Tickets from €9.50 to €11.
Sounds of Silence Festival 2019, a festival that celebrates silent film and live music, continues this weekend. Today, DNR Film Club will present music by Edge Ensemble and Elisenda Pujals, which they refer to as “one of silent cinema’s last and most luminous masterpieces.” The show begins at 19. At DNR Film Club, Weimarstraat 63, The Hague. Tickets from €12.50 to €14.50.
Dance with The Groove Tribe at their monthly Afro dancing event. Today, EdanZ will feature Moussè Pathè, who will provide music for your rhythmic desires. Dance begins at 21. At EdanZ, Oldenbarneveltlaan 6, Groningen. Tickets from €12.50 to €15.
Saturday, 9 March
The Women’s Day Slut Walk will take place in Rotterdam this weekend. KONTRA want you to join them in telling everyone Rotterdam is not a place for harassment but a place for all people. They ask you to wear what you want, without fear. Additionally, they welcome all genders to the event. Organisers choose this day for the event, as it comes directly after International Women’s Day, so continue your feminist celebration into Saturday. Walk begins at 14. At Rotterdam Centraal, Stationsplein 1, Rotterdam. Free.
Before the Slut Walk, KONTRA will host a Banner Making Workshop, where you can design posters and banners for the march. Female artists will supervise the workshop. Workshop begins at 12. At Roodkapje Rotterdam, Delftseplein 39, Rotterdam. Free but sign this form.
Bloody Marie, a thriller about an Amsterdam cartoonist who may or may not have murdered someone, will showcase at Lumière Cinema. After the film, director Guido van Driel will host a discussion. Film begins at 19:30. At Lumière Cinema, Bassin 88, Maastricht. Tickets for €9.80.
Sunday, 10 March
VeggieWorld Utrecht will host its fifth vegan festival today. The event will offer a plethora of plant-based dishes, as well as sustainable shops that are cruelty-free. Over 100 companies from the Netherlands and abroad will pay a visit. Also, there will be cooking demonstrations and workshops for you to learn how to cook your favourite plant-based meals. VeggieWorld and ProVeg Nederland invite all people, including vegans, vegetarians, and conscious consumers. Begins at 10. At Jaarbeurs, Jaarbeursplein, Utrecht. Tickets for €8 to €10.
Kusama: Infinity will show at LAB111, highlighting Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. She is known as the queen of polkadots, and Strangelove and LAB111 hope to shed more light on her life. Starts at 16.At LAB111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam. Tickets for €10.50.
Demand environmental justice at The Climate March. A variety of pro-environmental groups will host the march that calls for politicians to provide more sustainable solutions. Starts at 13. At Dam, Amsterdam. Free.