merry christmas

concert in Bos en Lommer (the hood of the casa)

19 Oct 2011 12:30
Europe/Amsterdam
Location: 
BOS EN LOMMER

I got this info, thought maybe someone would dig. It´s a new art place close to casa.

Coming friday there'll be a nice concert at a recently opened art space in Bos en Lommer. There'll be three sets of music. Would be great to see you all there!

_Friday 21 October at Lost Property
_www.lostproperty.cx
_soup + concert
_doors 7pm
_music starts around 8pm
_free entrance, but with a strongly suggested donation of €5,- (in order to pay for the musicians' train tickets)
_De Leeuw van Vlaanderenstraat 33
1061CR Amsterdam

line-up_

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