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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
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

Tue 22.10 | 20:00
Mezzanine
Tue 29.10 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 05.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 19.11 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 26.11 | 20:00
Mezzanine
Tue 03.12 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 10.12 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 17.12 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 07.01 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night
Tue 14.01 | 20:00
Open Stage Storytelling Night


STORYTELLING EVERY WEDNESDAY
WELCOME TO THE PLAYGROUND

The first Wednesday every month we have “Welcome to the Playground”. A night that blends Mezrab storytelling, music, spoken word and more.

SUBCULTURE CABARET

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

OF FOLK AND FAE

The stories that have been passed down through generations; fairy tales, trickster tales, tall tales, myths and legends told with a modern twist and an added sprinkling of music and food – every third Wednesday.

pearls on a string

Our new night! See what happens when we mix storytelling with a healthy dose of music and improv! – every last Wednesday.


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

what’s up on wednesdays

Wed 23.10 | 20:00
New Storytelling event: Pearls on a String
Wed 06.11 | 20:00
Welcome to the Playground
Wed 13.11 | 20:00
Subculture Cabaret
Wed 20.11 | 20:00
Of Folk & Fae
Wed 27.11 | 20:00
New Storytelling event: Pearls on a String
Wed 04.12 | 20:00
Welcome to the Playground
Wed 11.12 | 20:00
Subculture Cabaret
Wed 18.12 | 20:00
Of Folk & Fae
Wed 25.12 | 20:00
New Storytelling event: Pearls on a String
Wed 01.01 | 20:00
Welcome to the Playground


Thursdays are the nights for music and dance.
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

Thu 31.10 | 20:30
Club Amsterdam Klezmer – Jazz it up
Thu 14.11 | 20:00
The Music Room
Thu 28.11 | 20:30
Club Amsterdam Klezmer – Desert Grooves
Thu 12.12 | 20:00
The Music Room
Thu 26.12 | 20:30
Club Amsterdam Klezmer – December Extravaganza
Thu 09.01 | 20:00
The Music Room
Thu 30.01 | 20:30
Club Amsterdam Klezmer – Tarantella Frenzy
Thu 13.02 | 20:00
The Music Room
Thu 27.02 | 20:30
Club Amsterdam Klezmer – The next generation
Thu 12.03 | 20:00
The Music Room


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: NEW STORYTELLING NIGHT: THE JESTER’S STEW.

The new 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: 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.

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: THE ORIGINAL MEZRAB STORYTELLING NIGHT.

The original night where anyone gets to claim the stage and anything goes: the true, the mythical, the fabulous, the comedic. Host of the night is Michael Jäger. Your call! Bring ears to listen and/or a mouth to tell.

FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: SAMIZDAT. STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND.

Samizdat is the next addition to our Friday night storytelling line up. A night of exciting and moving stories about the individual taking risks for what they believe in. Stories of revolt and revolutions, rebellion and regret. Drink up and buckle up comrade. This is going to be a wild ride. 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

Fri 18.10 | 20:00
The Original Mezrab Storytelling Night
Fri 25.10 | 20:00
Samizdat: Stories from the Underground
Fri 01.11 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: The Jester's Stew
Fri 08.11 | 20:00
My True Story
Fri 15.11 | 20:00
The Original Mezrab Storytelling Night
Fri 22.11 | 20:00
Samizdat: Stories from the Underground
Fri 29.11 | 20:00
Now That's What I Call Stories
Fri 06.12 | 20:00
Mezrab Friday Storytelling: The Jester's Stew
Fri 13.12 | 20:00
My True Story
Fri 20.12 | 20:00
The Original Mezrab Storytelling Night


EVERY FIRST SATURDAY: THE MEZRAB COMEDY NIGHT

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.

 

Every second month we have our vintage dance night: Vintage Voudou.


what’s up on saturdays

Sat 19.10 | 21:30
Disco Arabesquo Night ★ 80s-90s vintage Arabic Disco & Funk
Sat 02.11 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 09.11 | 20:00
Aggeliki Toubanaki: 'Crossovers' in Amsterdam
Sat 30.11 | 20:00
Концерт на група ЕКС / Амстердам 30.11.2019
Sat 07.12 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 04.01 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 01.02 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 07.03 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 04.04 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night
Sat 02.05 | 20:00
Mezrab Comedy Night


Other days:

Comedy Open Mic

Every third Monday we give the stage for the new generation of Comedians. This night is pure and rough, just like the Mezrab. New acts will be making their first minutes and experienced comedians can try out their brand new weird ideas. 

VERSO

A literary & arts evening that renders the literary journal in live form, featuring poets, artists, and thinkers of all kinds. Brought to you by the makers of VERSAL. Every second month.


what’s up

Sun 20.10 | 15:00
CD presentatie Lui Paard
Mon 21.10 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!
Sun 27.10 | 19:00
The Cunnilingus Comedy Show [Vol. 3] w/ La Hager
Sun 10.11 | 18:00
Manos Hadjidakis; The man, the music
Mon 18.11 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!
Mon 16.12 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!
Mon 20.01 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!
Mon 17.02 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!
Mon 16.03 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!
Mon 20.04 | 20:00
Comedy Open Mic at the Mez!

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

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 contact: info@mezrab.nl
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