Writer’s Block Happenings: March

Exam week is coming up, so we thought you all could use some good advice on what to do in those delightful free days after. Or perhaps you could use a little outing this weekend to cool your nerves a bit? Regardless, you know the drill: here’s another edition of all the grooviest happenings in and around Amsterdam for the month of March.

Internet: Freedom or Repression? 18 March 20.00 @ De Balie. This rather paranoid title might suggest that we are being oppressed by our obsessions of social media. It is not though, this evening addresses the decline for the fourth consecutive year of internet freedom. Find out what its status in other countries and what internet freedom actually means in our own.

Film & Philosophy 18 March – 30 April @ De Uitkijk. Film theatre De Uitkijk is hosting a mini festival of four film screenings and lectures with a philosophical theme. Her and Les Vacances de M. Hulot will be shown among others.

Het zwarte gat 19 March 20.00 @ Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Finally! Scientific events in cultural Amsterdam! And if that’s not enough, the theme of the evening will be robots and its social developments. Tickets €7,50.

Jules Beer Launching Party 20 March 19.00-23.00 @ Kriterion. Amsterdam brewery Oedipus has created a special brew together with film theatre Kriterion. To celebrate this, Kriterion is hosting a party with a beer and Skek burger tasting (free!), a film screening of Nouvelle Vague classic Jules et Jim (€5 a ticket), and a party afterwards.

What to Think About Thinking Machines? 20 March 19.30 – 22.00 @ Oude Kerk. If you’ve seen The Imitation Game and liked the mathematics and Alan Turing, then this is the event to attend: “science journalist and Turing expert Bennie Mols interweaves Oursler’s work with that of Turing to give a reflection on the increasing role of thinking machines in our lives: what have they brought us and which role is left for us humans?” Tickets €12,50.

Cinema Egzotik: Dawn & Shaun 20 March 20.00 @ Eye. Martin Koolhoven and Ronald Simons are hosting a screening of George A. Romero’s zombie classic Dawn of the Dead and Edgar Wright’s fantastic “zomcom” Shaun of the Dead. Fun and gore for a mere €10.

Anton Corbijn Exposition @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, from 21 March – 21 June. To celebrate the sixtieth birthday of the famous photographer, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is hosting the most complete retrospective of his works to date. Tickets are €10 with a student’s pass.

De Romantiek van de selfie-generatie 26 March 20.00 @ Felix Meritis. What are the similarities between Romantic ideals of the self and contemporary ideas of the self? Between beards and the Romantic movement? Between 19th century Romanticism and 21st century Romanticism? Find out here. Tickets €7,50 for students.

Subbacultcha Forever! @ OT301 from 19.00. Hipster music and art magazine Subbacultcha is ten years old and is hosting a party to celebrate this with a line-up of up-and-coming bands and Subbacultcha favourites. Pre-sale tickets are €12 and entrance is free for Subbacultcha members.

Ed Atkins @ Stedelijk Museum until 31 May. Don’t miss out on the works of this British artist and expect loads of monumental, visual and HD digital experimentations: a prominent artist in the present generation who explores the effects of our information culture on daily life.

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