Tips of the Month: February!

gepubliceerd : 04 February 2015

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The exams are over, and fun things are about to happen during the month of February! Write down the next upcoming events:

5-6 February – Preipop

The ninth edition of this two-day festival is approaching. “It’s probably going to cost a lot” we hear you think. Well, you’re wrong. This festival is for FREE! The festival will be organized by student society Cleopatra and will take place at the Pelsterstraat 5-5a. The festival is known for its great variety in acts, and the same goes for this years’ line-up. Divided over two stages a total of 12 bands will make their appearance. Among these bands Vikings in Tibet and Menhir, who also performed on Eurosonic. Still not tired after all the acts? On both nights you can attend an afterparty and party all night long. Do you want to know more about this years’ line-up? Click here! 

11 February – Culture night in Jazzcafe de Spieghel

Culture lovers pay attention! On Wednesday the 11th of February (19:00 – 02:00) the culture night will be held in De Spieghel in the Peperstraat. It’s a night filled with dance, music, theatre and poetry. A finalist of the Groningen Student Cabaret Festival will also perform (a fun manner to improve your Dutch)! Different cultural student societies will make it possible for you to participate in several workshops. You can expect acts like Popkoor Estrellas, Stukafest Groningen, Bathroom Scenario, The Blue Toes and the Groninger Studenten Toneel. It’s also a great opportunity to see whether you like one of these student societies.

 14 February – Ommelander Market with delicious food

On Valentine’s day you obviously want to prepare a lovely dinner for your lover. You can buy your ingredients at the Ommelander Market at the Ebbingekwartier. Every second Saturday of the month the market’s there to fill your needs. It’s a market where you can get to know - and of course buy - local food, produced by local farmers. Go with an empty stomach: The farmers love to let you taste their food. Do you want more information? Check this website

15 February – City park run

On February 15th you can run your lungs out! Every third Sunday of the months November to March, the athletics society will organize a run in the Stadspark (city park). Not yet a trained runner? No problem! The city run is for everyone. Beginner, regular and professional runners can participate. You can sign up at their club house at 9:15 and start running at 10:00. For only five euros you can participate. More information about the city run, click here!

By Beppie van der Sluis
Photo by Chris Combe