Schedule and activities

 

Friday October 26th

19.00 Doors open at Oslo Konserthus
If you are not attending the taster you can enjoy a drink at the bar until the party starts.

19.30-20.30 Taster class at Oslo Concert Hall
Taster theme: Aerials.
NB! Bring a partner to this class, there is no rotation! There is a post in the event on Facebook where you can comment if you need a partner, so that you can find a person to attend with.
Teachers: Sergey Kovalov and Sofya Kapustina

20.30-02.30 Party at Oslo Concert Hall.
DJs and live music from amazing «Reiss på Skinner» .
Mix and Match prelims, show and remember to sign up for Saturday daytime events.

 

Saturday October 27th

Day-time activities

From 11.30-> OLX Treasure hunt
Sign up on the Friday evening party and we will create teams of people that together will solve puzzles leading your team to some famous, and perhaps some less famous, places in Oslo. Your team will be asked to do some jazzy missions at each post, and in order to complete the hunt you must have completed all missions. This activity can easily be combined with other daytime activities, so don’t be afraid to miss out on the two events listed below.

13.30-16.00 Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri (live music from 13.30)
New Orleans Workshop Jazzclub at Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri with «Undecided Jazzband». This event is open to everyone, and the venue and event caters mainly for listeners; however, they are happy to have us and will clear some space for OLX participants. But the space is limited so please be mindful of other guests, suitable for experienced dancers. Enjoy the music, have a dance, grab a drink or enjoy a light meal at this historic venue. Note: This is not an official OLX event, this is a public event but the organisers are happy to have us as we all share the same love for swing music and dancing! You are expected to buy something to drink and/or eat, and to give a small donation to the band/club.

16.30-19.00 Smelteverket (live music from 17.00)
Saturday Live with Oslo Django Club at Smelteverket. This is another very popular Saturday event in Oslo, and it is also open to the public. And because Smelteverket is Oslos longest bar it is also very long and narrow. The organisers are very happy to have us and they will make extra space for dancers this Saturday but space is limited so this is also more suitable for experienced dancers. There will be reserved tables for OLX participants, for listening, drinking and eating, in between the dances. Smelteverket have amazing comfort food, making this a great spot for some more dancing-fuel. Note: This is not an official OLX event, this is a public event but the organisers are happy to have us as we all share the same love for swing music and dancing! You are expected to buy something to drink and/or eat.

19.00 Doors open at Oslo Concert Hall
If you are not attending the taster you can enjoy a drink at the bar until the party starts.

19.30-20.30 Taster Class
Taster theme: Jazz up your Lindy
Teacher: Christopher Martinsen Mowe

20.30-02.30 Party at Oslo Concert Hall
DJs and live music from Shoeshine Boys and Skinners All-Stars.
Mix and Match finals.

Sunday October 28th

11.00-13.00 SALT Sauna
Jazzy Sauna Sessions at SALT. SALT Arena offers several saunas, the biggest of them Árdna. The sami meaning of the name Árdna is hidden treasures, making perfect sense as you can enjoy scenic views of the amazing Oslo Opera House in one of the largest saunas in the world. SALT generously offers all OLX pass holders a special 50% discount, discounted price is 100NOK and is payed at the venue. Should you need an extra cherry on top (as if this alone is not enough) there will of course be jazzy tunes in the sauna to set the OLX sunday mood. Note: bring shorts/bathing suit/bikini and a towel, there is changing areas for men and women, and locker bags are included in the entry fee. Changing areas are primitive, so no mirrors, hairdryers, showers etc to glamify yourself after.

12.00-13.00 Uranienborg Menighetshus
Amateur band practice! We want you to play or sing with us, no matter your level – all you need is enthusiasm and preferably an instrument – let’s see how it goes!

12.30-14.30 Vippa
Brunch Bounce at Vippa. Just steps away from SALT, centrally located at the Port of Oslo, you’ll find Vippa. Vippas social business model facilitates and integrates immigrants and young aspiring food entrepreneurs into the social fabric of Norwegian culture. The food is amazing, the views are amazing and they will roll out dancemats for us so we can enjoy ourselves and dance to the tunes from DJ Sean.

15.00-18.30 Uranienborg Menighetshus
Sunday tea-dance at Uranienborg Menighetshus. Enjoy the sunday afternoon with great music from our DJs and special performances by OLX Amature Almost-Stars band on a 180sqm dancefloor.

20.00 to late: Unofficial after-party at Blå
If you wanna keep the party going, head over to Blå and the weekly party/concert with Frank Znort Quartet. It’s not really a part of OLX, but it’s the place where you’ll meet lots of happy people who do not want to realise that Sunday is a rest day. As they say, “Frank Znort cannot be compared to anything else. It is a separate universe. This universe is very little predictable, but two things are for sure: they play every Sunday and it is always full (so get there early if you wanna make sure to get in). And, they fuck up your Mondays!”

 

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