The American R&B and soul singer performs numbers from her new album Rich Girl. It's Stone who sings the theme tune to the tv series Girlfriends.
Paradiso, Amsterdam, April 17.
Barbie's Birthday Bash
A celebration of Barbie's fiftieth year in the Netherlands with an exhibition of Barbie and her clothes. There are 50 Barbies on show dating from 1960 to 2010 and reflecting the fashion of the times.
You can also book a Barbie high tea which offers savoury and sweet treats, many of them in pink.
Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam until May 4.
The comedy theatre's new show is What's Up With Those Beards?, which takes a look at the sudden prevalence for facial hair. Using improv, sketch comedy, music, video and social media, the show holds up a mirror to the madness of modern times.
Boom Chicago, Rozengracht, Amsterdam, March 31 and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout April.
This year's Dance of Screen Festival includes documentaries about the choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Deborah Hay and dance films by Guy Weizman & Gijs Kerbosch, Jaakko Toivonen & Michiel Vaanhold and Toer van Schaijk & Barbara Makkinga.
The festival also features lectures, debates and workshops.
Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, March 12 to 16/strong>.
Cirque du Soleil
The spectacular and artistic circus company returns to the Netherlands with the show Kooza. It is the story of the travels of a sad and lonely man and the characters he meets along his way. But it's really about the high quality of the acrobats, clowns, dancers and singers, and the amazing lighting and costumes.
Grand Chapiteau, Amsterdam, March 13 to April 13.
A chance to see director Johan Simons' contemporary production of Georg Buchner's meditation on power and responsibility, revolution and violence with English surtitles. The cast of top Dutch actors includes Fred Goessens, Hans Kesting, Halina Reijn and Gijs Scholten van Aschat.
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, March 27 and April 10.
Eric Revis Quartet
The double bass player Eric Revis has made his name in the popular bands of Branford Marsalis and Kurt Rosenwinkel and in power trios. With his own quartet he plays a balance of melodic contemporary jazz and cutting-edge improvisation. With his are three masterful New Yorkers: alto saxophonist Darius Jones, tenor player Bill McHenry and drummer Chad Taylor.
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, March 14.
Expedition Silk Road
A glimpse of the long-lost civilisations along the legendary Silk Road, the trade route which ran from China to the Mediterranean from before Christ until the 15th century. The exhibition provides an expedition along the route using 250 objects from the Hermitage collection, including sculpture, precious silks, silver, glass, gold and terracotta excavated by Russian expeditions in the 19th and 20th centuries.
One of the highlights is a more than 9-metre long mural of a deity in battle with predators from the royal palace in Varakhsha (7th-8th century, present-day Uzbekistan). This prized work of art has never left the Hermitage in Russia before, but following its restoration it is on display in Amsterdam during this exhibition.
Hermitage, Amsterdam until September 5.
Fong Leng: Fashion and Art
The 77-year-old Dutch fashion designer Fong Leng has not created a new collection for over twenty years, but she remains a major influence. For instance, Viktor & Rolf once dedicated one of their shows to her.
She was famous for her highly decorative and extravagant designs featuring gold-coloured material and pleats. In the 1970s and 1980s, her creations were sold in America, Switzerland and Belgium.
This exhibition features 25 dresses and coats, together with examples of the panels and pouffes she is currently making.
Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam until March 16.
The triptych In Memory of George Dyer by the British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) hangs at the high altar in the Nieuwe Kerk for a limited period. It is a homage to the painter's lover George Dyer who committed suicide in a Paris hotel room in 1971 on the eve of a Bacon exhibition in the Grand Palais.
Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam until March 30.
Frank Auerbach (82), together with Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon one of the big three of post-war British painting, creates his portraits by applying, scaping off and re-applying his paint. This intense way of working means he tends to paint a small number of people repeatedly, such as Estella Olive West, indicated in titles as EOW.
A selection of Auerbach's paintings can be seen in the main gallery of the Rijksmuseum close to Rembrandt's The Night Watch and a number of his portraits.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam until March 16.
Freddy Cole Quartet
The American jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole cites as his influences Oscar Peterseo, Teddy Wilson and Billy Eckstine, which makes his style and choice of repertoire very different to that of his late brother, Nat King Cole.
Making up his quartet are double bass player Elias Bailey, guitarist Randy Napoleon and drummer Curtis Boyd.
North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam, March 9.
Gian Paolo Barbieri
The Italian fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri produced Italian Vogue's first cover in 1965 and went on to work with great fashion designers such as Valentino, Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. He is considered a master of the black and white photo and this exhibition presents his classic portraits of stylish women such as Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci, some of which are in colour.
Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam until March 8.
Imagine Film Festival
This year's festival for fantasy, horror, thriller and science fiction films screens 70 feature and short films. It also includes the Night of Terror and master classes and Q&As with various guest film-makers.
There are two world premieres on the programme: Ate de Jong's Deadly Virtues: Love, Honour, Obey and Capsule by Djie Han Thung. Also screening are Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, The Wind Rises by animation master Hayao Miyazaki and The Raid 2 by Gareth Evans.
EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, April 9 to 18.
A series of discussions about the growing influence of digital technologies on the arts.
Katrina Sluis, digital curator at the Photographers' Gallery in London, Susanne Holschbach, professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the artists Beate Gütschow and Anne de Vries discuss their work in relationship to both the traditional disciplines and media and to the current digital context. They will talk about concepts such as medium-specific, post-medium and post-media.
Foam, Amsterdam, March 30.
A major retrospective of the work of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders (1963) who made his international name in 1995 with Knotted Chair. Wanders, known as the Lady Gaga of the design world, often mixes innovative materials and techniques to create pieces that are sustainable. His designs are found in collections and museums all over the world and are regularly featured in magazines.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam until June 15.
Michael Moore Quartet
The Californian-born alto saxophone and clarinet player Michael Moore is renowned all over the world for his beautiful tone and his rich musical imagination. With him are pianist Harmen Fraanje, double bass player Clemens van der Feen and drummer Michael Vatcher.
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, March 7.
Middle East Report: Long Live Political Islam
A debate about the role of political Islam covering not only the Middle East but also Turkey and Indonesia. Among the speakers is Bassam Tibi, a German political scientist and cultural philosopher of Syrian origins who considers himself an 'enlightened moslim' and is known for his criticism of Islamism.
De Balie, Amsterdam, March 26.
Myra Melford's Snowy Egret
Pianist Myra Melford and her current band Snowy Egret play her compositions, which link blues, classical and eastern music. The band is made up of leading New York musicians.
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, March 22.
Performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, the sad tale of a girl's love for her brother's enemy, an arranged marriage and madness. Jessica Pratt sings Lucia with Marco Caria as her brother Enrico and Ismael Jordi as her lover Edgardo. It is conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by Monique Wagemakers.
Muziektheater, Amsterdam, March 14, 17, 21, 23 (matinee), 27, 30 (matinee), April 3 and 6 (matinee).
Marc Albrecht conducts Bartók's violin concerto nr 2 with soloist Isabelle Faust, Beethoven's symphony nr 5 and the Dutch premiere of Azarova's Mover of the Earth, Stopper of the Sun.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 3.
Saint-Saëns' cello concerto nr 1 and Fauré's Elegy for cello and orchestra, with soloist Quirine Viersen. Works by Liszt and Dvorák are also on the programme. The conductor is Dima Slobodeniouk.
Philharmonie, Haarlem, March 7; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 10.
A programme of music by Schumann conducted by Marc Albrecht. It includes symphony nr 1 (Spring) and the cello concerto with soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 15 and 16 (matinee).
Opera in the Cinema
A season of opera performances live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York and shown in ten Pathé cinemas around the Netherlands.
Massenet's Werther sees Jonas Kkaufmann and Elina Garanca performing together for the first time in this tragic love story. Richard Eyre directs with design by Rob Howell. The conductor is Alain Altinoglu.
Rembrandt's portrait of his first wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, is on loan from Washington's National Gallery of Art. The portrait, which has recently been restored, has never been shown at a Dutch museum before.
Rembrandt probably began painting the portrait in 1634/1635, shortly after he and Saskia were married, and only completed it some years later, around 1640. It was last shown in Europe in 1894, in Paris.
Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam until August 2015.
Riverdance, which originated as the interval performance during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Ireland, is still touring, albeit in a slim-downed version. It still features traditional Irish step dancing, with its rapid leg movements and stationary body and arms.
Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, April 18, 19 and 20.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung conducts Beethoven's symphony nr 2 and Berlioz' Symphony Fantastique.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Mariss Jansons conducts Anton Bruckner's symphony nr 4 (Romantic) and Haydn's cello concerto with soloist Truls Mørk.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 26 and 27.
Mariss Jansons conducts Anton Bruckner's symphony nr 9 and Beethoven's piano concerto nr 1 with soloist Lars Vogt.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 19, 21 and 23 (matinee).
Mariss Jansons conducts Anton Bruckner's symphony nr 7 and Mozart's violin concerto nr 3 with soloist Frank Peter Zimmermann.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 28.
Schoenberg and Kandinsky: Artistic Revolutionaries
Arnold Schoenberg was a multifaceted artist. He taught himself violin at the age of nine and went on to become one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. He was also a self-taught draughtsman and designer and, influenced by his friendship with the artist Richard Gerstl, created an extensive body of visual art that deserves to be better known.
This exhibition brings together a large number of artworks and objects by Schoenberg that have never previously been seen in the Netherlands. They give an impression of the artist, his time and his contemporaries, and are displayed with works by his friends Kandinsky and Egon Schiele.
Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam until March 16.
Severin von Eckardstein
One of the leading pianists of his generation and winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2003 plays works by Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner, Scriabin and Dafydd Llywelyn.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 9.
World Cup final all-round with an international line-up of skaters including top Dutch skaters such as Ireen Wüst, Lotte van Beek, Michel Mulder and Sjoerd de Vries.
Thialf Stadium, Heerenveen, March 14 to 16.
The British heavy rock band, with the most underrated female vocalist in the business, performs earlier hits and new numbers.
Theater Carré, Amsterdam, March 11.
St Patrick's Eve
A celebration of Irish music for St Patrick's Day, one of the most important dates in the Irish calendar. Irish and Dutch musicians, including Irish fiddler Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh from The Gloaming, explore Irish music and its influence.
Beethoven, for one, used Irish airs to compose 72 pieces for violin, cello, piano and voice. A number of these will be played by Sonja van Beek, Johan van Iersel, Daria van den Bercken and Mattijs van der Woerd at 4.30 pm. The Northern Irish scholar Bob Gilmore will provide an introduction.
There is also a workshop in traditional Irish dancing for children.
Splendor, Amsterdam, March 16.
Steve Lehman Trio
Universally recognised as an important musical innovator, alto saxophonist Steve Lehman introduces a handful of new compositions and arrangements in which he combines jazz, hip hop and electronic music. With him are bass player Matt Brewer and drummer Damion Reid.
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, March 12.
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Two of the great Motown groups work their way through some of the best and most danceable hits of the last century. Both groups feature one of their original members.
Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, March 14.
Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition
Over a century ago, the brand new passenger ship Titanic set sail for New York. But, not long into her maiden voyage, she collided with an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Of the 2,228 passengers on board, only 703 survived the disaster. For over 73 years, the Titanic lay at a depth of four kilometres under the ocean, until her final resting place was discovered by a French-American expedition.
Since then, thousands of objects have been brought back to the surface, allowing a glimpse into life on this luxury liner.
This exhibition includes some of those artefacts, such as personal property and one of the ship's safes, together with reconstructions of some of the onboard, including a first class cabin.
Amsterdam Expo, Amsterdam until May 11.
Tutu Puoane Quartet
The South-African singer Tutu Puoane sings numbers from her album Breathe, for which she wrote the lyrics and her musicians composed the music. Her voice is reminiscent of Billie Holiday and Donna Reeves.
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, March 14.
A major exhibition of the work of the American-born French photographer and film-maker William Klein (1928). He is noted for his ironic approach to both media and to his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in photo-journalism and fashion photography.
The exhibition includes his work in New York in the 1950s and in Rome, Moscow and Tokyo, his fashion shots for Vogue, his early experiments with abstract photography and the large, painted contact prints of recent years.
Foam, Amsterdam until March 12.
Willie Jones III Quartet
Unadulterated bop jazz from the world's foremost jazz drummer and his New York quintet of alto saxophonist Justin Robinson, trumpet player Eddie Henderson, pianist Danny Grissett and bassist Daryl Hall.
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, March 13.
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