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Deichmanske Bibliotek - Bjørnholt Filial is a branch of the Deichmanske Bibliotek and is located in the premises of the Bjørnholt Skole. Opened in August 2007, this public library is open to all. Featuring comics, DVD movies, audio CDs, picture books, textbooks and many fictional books, the library can order books from the other branches if it is not available here. Enjoy gaming on the PlayStation 3 every Tuesday and Thursday after 3p with the list available in the library. The library is done up in vibrant colors and has an airy feel to it.
Symra describes itself as a local neighborhood cinema, often used by schools for showing films to pupils. It shows mostly popular children's and family-style movies. This is not the most centrally located of cinemas, but will provide a good experience if you do not mind an underground trip to the suburbs.
Ekeberghallen is a bustling indoor sports arena which was established in 1973 and is used for tennis, badminton, volleyball, indoor athletics and handball. The venue is also used for cultural events and shows. Formerly used for rock concerts, sports clubs from the area make use of the facilities provided in this institution. Day times are monopolized by schools to avail the space for sporting activities.
The Oslo Opera House is a breathtaking venue and acts as the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. The Oslo Opera House is on the waterfront and has an innovative design, with a white marble roof and a glass wall. There are two theaters, and the main auditorium holds 1364 seats. If you get hungry you can visit one of the restaurants or have a drink at one of the bars. Guided tours around the venue are offered as well.
Operataket is the exciting outdoor venue of the equally wonderful Operahuset. This is the place to witness happening concerts by popular artists as well as bands, whether it is rock or pop, the venue has some of the admirable acts in the neighborhood. It also hosts music festivals and is always buzzing with one event after the other.
Home to the Vålerenga ice hockey, Jordal Amfi is an indoor skating stadium with a capacity of 4,450. Built for the 1952 Winter Olympics this was Norway's first purpose-built ice hockey arena. Besides international ice hockey championships, the stadium has hosted figure skating events and boxing matches in the past. It also has its own practice facility for the home-team called Jordal Ungdomshall with a capacity of upto 400.
Inaugurated by King Carl Johan in 1839, Gamle Logen AS soon became popular with the city's artistic set. Creative minds like Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Johan Svendsen as of course, Henrik Ibsen spent much of their time here. Today, this Masonic lodge serves as a concert venue, banquet hall and conference center, for both public and private events. These include traditional café concerts.
A state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of city, Ridehuset has hosted shows by the Oslo Philharmonic, Oslo String Quartet and big music festivals like the Ultima Festival. Advanced acoustics and lighting techniques make the enthralling performances even more dazzling. The venue can be rented for small events, meetings and recordings. Call ahead for more details.
Caféteatret, as the name suggests is a brilliant concept in the field of entertainment and art. Art lovers will enjoy the plethora of exhibitions put up here from time to time. Cultural events like theatrical shows and performances, musicals, live music concerts take the centrestage at this event space. The on site cafe promises tasty delights even as you take your fill of eye catching cultural festivities. A licensed bar caters to one and all. This eclectic venue is an ideal place to host a private event or party. September to May is the peak performance season, so be sure to book your tickets well in advance for the upcoming shows. Check website for more information on event schedules.
At Parkteatret (the old cinema at Grünerlkka) you will find an exciting theater company that has performed a number of interesting plays. Nordic Black Theater is a drama school specifically aimed at young people with origins in Third World countries. It readily experiments with alternative methods and forms of expression. This is a good place to visit if you are looking for a different and unusual theatrical experience.
In the quaint village of Fjellstrand, Fjellstrand Grendehus is the cultural hub for most of the inhabitants in this little village. From formal affairs to casual events, everything is met with fervor and dedication. It is also the meeting place for many to catch up on daily events and gossip. If you want to know the pulse of this village, the grendehus perhaps would be a nice option.
Cinemateket is a highly quality-conscious film club that is a part of the Norwegian Film Institute Center. Its two screens, show both old and new classics, as well as films that are too specialized, artsy, or otherwise deemed unfit for municipal cinemas. Nights when viewers don't know which film is going to be shown, are especially popular. The club also hosts the annual Films From The South Festival. During holiday seasons, members can invite guests in on their membership cards.