The Capital’s Coolest Cultural Club

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The Capital’s Coolest Cultural Club

By: Ásta Andrésdóttir

For anyone interested in Reykjavík’s vibrant cultural life, Mengi is a must visit. Located on Óðinsgata, in the heart of 101, Mengi is a new and vibrant center for various cultural operations, with emphasis on music performances.

In Icelandic, the word mengi signifies a collection of well-defined and distinct objects, considered as an object in its own right.

Mengi’s auditorium seats about 50 guests, and concerts are held there at least three times a week. So far, Ólöf Arnalds, Snorri Helgason, Úlfur Eldjárn and Pascal Pinon are among those to take the stage. The space is also utilized for film screenings, theatrical and dance performances, standup and lectures.

Mengi is also a shop, open from 12 pm to 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday, offering artwork, design objects, music and other items related to Mengi’s operation.