Suggested Activities for This Weekend in Oslo
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1. Green Day Concert at Ullevål
Green Day is one of the world’s biggest bands, and their ambitious three-album project "¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!" brings them to Oslo with lots of great new songs.
The band last played in Oslo to a packed Ullevaal Stadium in June 2010 and they take the stage again at Ullevaal Stadion on this Sunday, 30.06.2013 at 19:30.
2. The U.S. Independence Day Celebration at Frognerparken
The American Coordinating Council of Norway (ACCN) invites everyone to to the 28th celebration of America’s Independence Day in Oslo. This is the biggest, and purportedly best, American Independence Day celebrations outside of the continental United States.
The celebration features live music, children’s games, BBQ food, raffle with amazing prizes, and much more. Entertainment includes 2012’s Blues Music Award winner Johnny Sansone, local cover band Airbuzz, and line-dancing with Kelli Haugen and the talented Ms. Anne Lee. Kids can hitch a ride on horse-back, play baseball or take part in the craziest watermelon eating contest ever. The celebration takes place in Frognerparken on Sundaybetween 12:00-17:00.
3. Summer evening cruise
A must-to-do summer activity in Oslo is the guided 3-hour fjord cruise on a traditional wooden sailing ship, passing through a maze of green islands.
A traditional Norwegian prawn buffet is included in the price, with prawns "au naturelle", lemon, mayonnaise, bread and butter. Drinks for sale on board.
The cruise departs from Pier 2 every evening in the summer season.
Monday-Sunday 19:00-22:00 Start: Rådhusbrygge 3
4. Dance performance: Havana Rakatan
It has become a tradition at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet to kick off the summer season with a spectacular dance show. This year the dance company Ballet Rakatan, one of Cuba’s best dance ensembles, has the honour. With a live orchestra and a mix of salsa, mambo, jazz, bolero, cha-cha-cha and rumba, the show Havana Rakatan will surely evoke the feel of Havana.
Choreography: Nilda Guerra
29/06/2013-29/06/2013 Saturday 18:00 Den Norske Opera & Ballett
30/06/2013-30/06/2013 Sunday 14:00 Den Norske Opera & Ballett
5. Sultans of Science
"Sultans of Science", an MTE Studios travelling exhibition, tells the intriguing stories of Islamic science’s golden age. It visits Oslo’s Museum of Science and Technology with over 50 interactive, sensory and visual installations that lets visitors explore fundamental scientific and technological principles.
One thousand years ago in ancient desert cities, Islamic scientists discovered the principles of flight, defined the theory of vision, developed trigonometry and the numeral system that we use today, and pioneered techniques in quantitative chemistry. While Europe languished in the Dark Ages, Islamic cities had paved streets with kerosene street lights, and they used advanced methods for town planning and architecture. When these important scientific advances were transferred into Europe, they laid the foundation for the Renaissance (www.sultans-of-science.com).
20/06/2013-20/08/2013 Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00 Norsk Teknisk Museum