Weekend guide: Scottish food and movie night
Make the most of your weekend in Reykjavík with our guide to the best events and activities taking place between 29-31 January.
Award winning film
The award-winning film Rams (Hrútar) will be shown with English subtitles in Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54, at 10 pm tonight (and again at 10 pm tomorrow, 30 January).
The film won the Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and is the first Icelandic film to be selected for the category since 1993.
The drama tells of two brothers that live in a remote valley in North Iceland. The brothers, played by Sigurður and Theodór, haven’t spoken to each other in forty years but are forced to join forces in order to save their beloved sheep and their prize-winning rams.
Buy tickets here.
Burn’s Night is a three-day long festival held at Kex Hostel, Skúlagata 28, and partnered by the Edinburgh Association in Iceland and Icelandair. The festival ends on Saturday evening, 30 January.
A Scottish piper and the Scottish band Dàimh will guarantee that the Festival is held according to Scottish traditions.
The hostel restaurant, Sæmundur í sparifötunum, will serve a special Burns Night Menu that includes haggis, mashed potatoes, neeps and whiskey sauce.
Mikkeller and Friends at Hverfisgata 12 introduces the event series Fresh Fridays (Frussandi Fössari) this evening, 29 January. From 4 pm the micro bar will serve patrons some fresh Half Acre beer, all the way from Chicago, and one keg of Daisy Cutter and Goneaway IPA. The perfect start to the weekend, eh?
Dance the night away
Kaffibarinn is one of Reykjavík’s most established watering holes, having celebrated two decades of business in 2013. It was also listed as one of the 25 best clubs in Europe by the Guardian.
Mondays to Thursdays the atmosphere is quite laid back, but on weekends it becomes loud, sweaty and seriously crowded. If you are fine with rubbing shoulders with sweaty strangers, you’re guaranteed a fantastic night out.
DJs KGb will man the decks on Saturday (23 January).
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