What’s On: 16-23rd February

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Sometimes, old-fashioned skills can be the best, like knitting, home cooking and board games. But Andre’s also got some thoroughly modern entertainment for you, including the latest Luxembourgish bands, dance exhibitions and ‘Chunks of Funk’. Read on…

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Pick 1: ‘Têtes chercheuses’

This exhibition shows the life behind 13 personalities that have dedicated their last years to research around history and archives of Luxembourg. Historians, artists and creatives explain their motivations behind their work in the National Archives and show some facets of their individual histories along the way.

Date: Until 28/02/2017. 
Venue: 
Archives Nationales de Luxembourg. Plateau du Saint-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg.
Cost: Free entrance. 
Website


Pick 2: The world of Wes Anderson

You probably know him from directing the film The Grand Budapest Hotel, but there is much more to discover about the creative universe of this American director and producer. Poetry and humour, a mastery of the image along with a quirky aesthetic are his signature characteristics on display. There is a free guided tour every Saturday at 11h.

Date: Until 12/03/2017 from 11h to 19h. 
Venue: 
Cercle Cité. Place d’Armes, L-2012 Luxembourg.
Cost: Free entrance. 
Website


Pick 3: Two pieces, ten performers

Canadian dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard is in Luxembourg for her first appearance at the Grand Théâtre. She will be presenting two pieces played by 10 performers: Le Sacre du Printemps and Henri Michaux: Mouvements, both quintessential expressions of the contemporary vision of movement.

Date: 16 and 17/02/2017 at 20h. 
Venue:
1 Rond-point Schuman, L-2525 Luxembourg.
Cost: Adults 25€, 20€ and 15€. Children 8€. 
Website


Pick 4: Rum Tasting at Vagabond Barrr

Benoît Bail returns to Dudelange, in this magnificent setting offered by the Vagabond Bar, to continue telling you about his passion: rum! The first tasting of this year will take place on the 16th and 17th of February, at 7.30pm with no less than 5 impressive rums, appetisers and a cocktail based on one of the tasting rums, concocted by the bartenders of Vagabond.

Date: 16/02/2017 and 17/02/2017 from 19h30 to 21h. 
Venue: 
Vagabond Barrr. 1 Rue de la Libération, L-3510 Dudelange.
Cost: TBC.
Website


Pick 5: ‘Inverse’

Musicians Bernard Grodos (Belgium) and Luc Hemmer (Luxembourg) have prepared a musical evening that promises to keep you on your feet! ‘Inverse – Percussion Project’ aims not only to show the richness of percussion instruments but also to emphasise on the expressiveness they transmit.

Date: 16/02/2017 at 20h. 
Venue:
 Opderschmelz. 1a Rue du Centenaire, L-3475 Dudelange.
Cost: 20€ on the door on the night and 15€ in advance
Website

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Pick 6: Knitting Café

Learn the basics or get even better at what you already know about knitting! This two-hour event is open to everyone, with the aim of strengthening bonds and uniting people through art. After the session, you’ll be able to participate in a 30 minute guided tour and even discover one of the museum’s rooms. Sign-ups through info@mamieetmoi.com.

Date: 17/02/2017 from 10h to 12h. 
Venue:
Villa Vauban. 18 Avenue Émile Reuter, L-2420 Luxembourg.
Cost: Free entrance and free materials! 
Website


Pick 7: Cook Luxembourgish!

You’ll be learning how to prepare some of the typical dishes of the Duchy in a three-and-a-half-hour workshop. The event includes a welcome drink, wine, water, juice and coffee, all the ingredients needed for the evening and the complete recipes. Don’t miss it!

Date: 17/02/2017 from 18h30. 
Venue:
 A Guddesch. 1 am Kaesch, L-7593 Beringen / Mersch.
Cost: 89€. 
Website


Pick 8: Trappers

Winners of ‘Rock the South 2016’, Trappers are an alternative rock band from Luxembourg. Support this local young rock group with rockabilly influences in the beautiful setting of the old cinema in Vianden.

Greg Colling – Lead singer + Guitar.
Joé Birchen – Guitar.
Serge Vanderpoel – Drums + Background singer.
Georges Meres – Bass + Background singer.

Date: 18/02/2017 at 21h.
Venue: 
Ancien Cinéma Café-Club. 23 Grand Rue, L-9410 Vianden.
Cost: Free entrance. 
Website


Pick 9: ‘Chunks of Funk’

Musician Martin Leenknecht from Ghent, Belgium, will be playing funk, bossa, hip-hop and even house tunes all night long at Rocas this weekend. His show won ‘Best Online Music Show’ in the ‘Eclectic’ category at the annual Online Radio Awards in 2016, and now you have the chance to enjoy it from the front row!

Date: 18/02/2017 from 22h to 3h. 
Venue: 
Rocas. 33 Rue des Capucins, L-1313 Luxembourg.
Cost: Free entrance. 
Website


Pick 10: DIY Festival

Head out to Kulturfabrik this Saturday and plunge into the satisfactory world of doing-stuff-yourself. Learn how to recycle, re-arrange and make your own inventions in a cosy atmosphere with great people, nice food and lots of fun.

Date: 18/02/2017 from 14h to 21h. Dinner at 19h.  
Venue: 
Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik. 116 Rue de Luxembourg, L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette.
Cost: Free entrance. But check out what you need to bring on their website! 
Website


Pick 11: Game night!

Every Wednesday night is gaming night at Oekosoph, the amazing organic bistro in lovely Pafendall. Spend a nostalgic evening playing board games and put that mobile phone away, while enjoying biological dishes and drinks. You’ll have a magical time!

Date: 22/02/2017 from 17h to 23h. 
Venue:
6 Rue Vauban, L-2663 Luxembourg.
Cost: Free entrance. 
Website

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Andreina Guenni Bravo
Venezuelan journalist, mindfulness enthusiast and an eternal yogi student, Andreina is passionate about culture and literature. She embraces the power of details and is constantly nurturing her curiosity. She arrived to Luxembourg in 2015 and has been eager to discover the Grand Duchy ever since.

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