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MEZRAB

upcoming events

Wed 12.08 | 20:30
Open Mic 2020 Summer Special
Fri 14.08 | 20:30
Summer Special Friday Storytelling (with MTV)
Sun 16.08 | 20:00
الجَمعة حلوة | To-gather together
Wed 19.08 | 20:30
Open Mic 2020 Summer Special
Fri 21.08 | 20:30
Summer Special Friday Storytelling
Wed 26.08 | 20:30
Open Mic 2020 Summer Special
Fri 28.08 | 20:30
Summer Special Friday Storytelling
Wed 02.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Fri 04.09 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: The Jester's Stew
Wed 09.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 16.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Fri 18.09 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: My True Story
Wed 23.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night

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about
mezrab

MEZRAB

THE HOUSE OF STORIES

WHAT IS IT WE DO?

Storytelling, concerts, dance and more.

OPENING TIMES

Check the agenda or join the mailinglist.
Entrance to most of our events is free, but donations are very welcome.

LANGUAGE

Unless otherwise specified, all programmes are spoken in English.

MEZRAB
VEEMKADE 576
1019BL AMSTERDAM


EMAIL:

For all general concerns | if you want to hire our venue | just to say hi: info@mezrab.nl

You need our pr guy: pr@mezrab.nl

You are a band | DJ | artist: booking@mezrab.nl

You want to receive the fantastic MEZRAB newsletter


open mic nights every tuesday
(Suspended during the corona period)
STORYTELLING OPEN STAGE
The first, second and third Tuesday are “Open Stage” storytelling nights. Anyone is welcome to tell. If you are ready for a story, of if you want to try new material, or if it’s your first time, send us an email. [mailto: openstage@mezrab.nl]
Mezzanine
Every 4th Tuesday we create a home for your mini-stories and all the in-between bits and pieces that don’t quite know where to go … a night for all the stories that usually take place during the breaks and after the show?

what’s up on tuesdays

No Events


open mic nights EVERY WEDNESDAY
 
Every Wednesday we open the stage for beginner storytellers.
 
Anyone is welcome to tell, purely on a first come first serve basis.
That means: if you are ready for a story, of if you want to try new material, or if it’s your first time, send us an email.
We also leave two spots for the spontaneous.
How do I participate in the open stage? Send a message to openstage@mezrab.nl to reserve a spot.

what’s up on wednesdays

Wed 12.08 | 20:30
Open Mic 2020 Summer Special
Wed 19.08 | 20:30
Open Mic 2020 Summer Special
Wed 26.08 | 20:30
Open Mic 2020 Summer Special
Wed 02.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 09.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 16.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 23.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 30.09 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 07.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Wed 14.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night


Thursdays are the nights for music and dance.
(Suspended during the corona period)
THE MUSIC ROOM
Every 2nd Thursday of the month the world of musicians gather at Mezrab for a unique get together. Hosted by the musicians of The Mezrab Collective, and in participation with special guests. And the option to participate for you, the musician, as well.
BALFOLK DANCE NIGHT
Balfolk is the night where you get to dance European folk dances, under guidance of a dance instructor and a live band. Every third Thursday.
THE AMSTERDAM KLEZMER BAND
Every last Thursday we are hosting the Amsterdam Klezmer Band (with guests). (From September till March)

what’s up on thurdays

No Events


STORYTELLING EVERY FRIDAY

 

Friday nights is for stories in all its different shapes and sizes! All nights will be in English. Have a look at the schedule:

FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: THE JESTER’S STEW.

This Friday Night storytelling event in the Mezrab promises to be a dangerously mad one. Stories picked by the Jester of the Mezrab court Raphael Rodan. Free up your Friday for daring stories, angelic singing and a devilish surprise.

second FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: new night

Everything can happen on the second Friday. The Mezrab storytelling night of the unexpected.

Third FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: MY TRUE STORY.

Once a month we dedicate the storynight to the art of the true story. Performing will be a selection of storytellers we’ve invited. Host of the night is Rod Ben Zeev.

FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: Agora. the market place.

New season, new night! Welcome to Agora. Agora is a place of gathering, a place of assembly, a place where all aspects of life, whether private or public, are open to be shared and explored. The night has stories, music, and of course, what you bring to the night with your memories and experiences. Host of the night is: Anastasis Sarakatsanos.


On all nights doors open at 19.00, event starts at 20.00. Entrance is free, but donations pay the rent.

what’s up on fridays


comedy, music acts and dance
(Suspended during the corona period)
Saturday is for comedy, music acts, national and international.
EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: THE MEZRAB COMEDY NIGHT.
The night where stand up meets the art of storytelling. Host and curator of the night will be Michael Jäger. Language: English.
VINTAGE VOUDOU
All night long tropical Dance, 100% on vinyl! Special guests and musical journeys around the world (every second month)
DISCO ARABESQUO
80s 90s Arabic Disco (every second month)
… and live music from all over the world

what’s up on saturdays

No Events


on sundays we are going online
 
every first sunday: my true story online

This is our very special Mezrab Zoom Night. A one hour event where we will connect with each other a lot, enjoy some live music and storytelling in various forms. And you will be a HUGE part of the show as we will be checking in with you a lot. Host of the night is: Rod Ben Zeev. 

every last sunday: The Mezrab live stream

Every week we pick the world’s finest storytellers to tell true, mythical, fabulous and comedic stories. Sometimes there is music, sometimes not 🙂

This show is broadcasted live and you can watch it from all over the world. If you are in Amsterdam, you even can join the event live in the ‘studio’ and see our cameramen successfully subduing tech problems. 


what’s up

during the corona period we have to deal with certain restricitons. please contact us about rentals via: info@mezrab.nl

VENUE HIRE

With a capacity of 230 visitors our location is also to hire for events.

It is appropriate for concerts, parties, theme nights, expositions, film nights, presentations, private events, and even marriages. We can provide your event with a bar staff and technical support, like sound- and light engineers. The rent for the location is dependent on the time of day and on your specific needs.

Please note: Mezrab is NOT appropriate for workshops or very small events (up to 50 people).
Further: Mezrab is not free on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, due to our own storytelling and music program.

Please contact: info@mezrab.nl

The hall has a floor area of approximately 10 meters wide and 17 meters deep. It is a long bar present, a PA system, light equipment and a DJ booth. The stage has a dimension of 3 x 6 meters.

The great sound quality of the new Mezrab (the former Café Pakhuis Wilhelmina) is well known.

Furthermore, there are lockers (one euro per box).

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Wifi is present.

2 beamers and 3 screens for multimedia.

Allen & Heath GL 2400 (24 channel mixing console with 4 subgroups).

4 monitors / 2 monitor groups (additional active monitor for 3rd group is present).

Rack effects include: Lexicon MX200, Composer Pro-XL, Multicom, Pro XL, EQs.

Mic’s (Shure) 8 x SM58, 3 x SM57, 5 x PG81 (condensator), 2 x kick, 2 x paired Sennheiser E 614 (condensator)

DI’s 3 x + 2 x Stereo DI (active and passive).

Stands and cords.

Drum set:
Ludwig (22″ bassdrum, 16″ stand tom, 2 x toms)
Pearl 14.5″ snare
Hi-Hat
cymbals

Additional hardware:

Guitar amps: Marshall JCM 900 / Vox AC-30.

Bass amp: Ampeg SVT 2 Pro with SVT 4×10 HLF Pro.

Electric piano (88keys) and stand.

Acoustic piano.

Acoustic Guitars.

2 x Technics turntable SL-1210MK5.

2 x Pioneer CDJ 900 CD player – with USB.

1 x Pioneer DJM 700 mixer.

Lightbox: Avolites Pearl / Showtec 16/2.

Showtec Orbit LED RGB moving head (wash).

Eurolite TMH6 Moving head (spot).

2 x Showtec PAR 64 LED RGB.

6 x PAR 56 LED RGB.

8 x Showtex Kanjo LED movingheads.

6 x Scans – Martin Mania SCX 500/600, American DJ.

2 x Eurolite KLS-801 LED.

2 x AYRA TDC 4 LED

1 x Sunstrip.

3 x Flower.

Discoball + spot 2 x par 64 separate ‘floors’.

6 x PAR 56 spots SHOWTEC LED.

moveable backline

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