Wherever you are in Lux this weekend, below we give you all the options you need to GO NUTS: whether it be through museums, theater, films, concerts or actual nuts. Have a blast!
Pick 1: Meet the Vinter at Um Plateau
Um Plateau’s popular series “Meet the Vinter” is back! This time Lucile Pachot will be on hand to present six different wines from Château Mourgues Du Grès. The tasting is free and if you’re smart you’ll book a table for afterwards to (re)discover the divine cuisine of Um Plateau.
Date: October 19th
Venue: Um Plateau, 6 Plateau Altmünster, 1123 Luxembourg
Pick 2: Cider Time!
Gabe Cook, known as The Ciderologist from UK’s Channel 4, will be in Luxembourg sharing his knowledge about this yummy way of drinking apples. There will be a presentation, followed by some cider tasting (of course!), pairing advice and more. Who doesn’t love cider? Impress your friends with your knowledge from the expert!
Date: October 12th from 6:30pm to 11pm
Venue: Paname. 50 Rue Zithe, L-2763 Luxembourg
Cost: 5€ per person for the tasting glass
Pick 3: Museum Night!
Discover art, history and science this weekend during the annual Museum Night around the City Center! Workshops, guided tours, performances, live music and all sorts of activities for the little ones will be available for you to enjoy under the light of the stars. Transport will be available to take you from one museum to the other. Complete program here.
Date: October 14th from 6pm
Venue: 7 museums around the City Center are participating. Check the link below for more info.
Cost: Free entrance to all museums
Pick 4: Calling All Nuts
If you haven’t experienced the Nëssmaart (nut market), then this is your Sunday to go to one of the most popular local festivals in Luxembourg. Vianden’s streets come to life with the castle looming over all things nut related. The nut products range from breads to liquor and as all festivals in Lux, there is loads of cremant and entertainment to be found!
Date: October 15th from 11 am
Venue: Vianden centre
Pick 5: SwingLUX Day
Set loose your Lindy Hopping skills and join other Swing lovers for a dancing afternoon. There will be workshop for beginners, an exploration of the history of this peculiar genre, a fun and interactive presentation on how the music plays such an important role on the dancing and finally a party where pro dancers will inspire your next new moves!
Pick 6: Atlântico Festival
The Philharmonie will feature some exciting music of Portuguese speaking countries. Be it for morna, fado or bossa nova, or for jazz or orchestral music, these concerts will take you on an exploration of this ocean of cultures! Thursday means Maria João & Egberto Gismonti. Friday features Roberta Sá. In her native Brazil, Roberta Sá is a celebrity. Together with Anat Cohen (clarinet) and Marcello Gonçalves (7-string guitar), she links up with the OPL, for a special first appearance of the orchestra. Saturday means you are spoiled for choice: a singer from a new generation of Portuguese singers: Carminho as well as an intimate gig with the one man band/ legend- The Legendary Tigerman and not to be missed: Filarmônica de Pasárgada.
Date: October 12th, 13th and 14th
Venue: Philharmonie Luxembourg 1, place de l’Europe L-1499 Luxembourg
Cost: see program for details
Pick 7: Outdoor Film Festival
Are you an outdoor enthusiast, passionate about high endurance sports and adventures? Then this is an event you shouldn’t miss. There will be 7 screenings of only real-life in the outdoors. The entire list of venues for the European tour of this Festival is here, in case you can’t make to this week’s one in Luxembourg.
Date: October 15th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Rockhal. 5 Avenue du Rock’n’Roll, L-4361 Belval
Cost: 16,50€ per person
Pick 8: Music Fair
Rotondes will be hosting a great music fair this weekend; it’s not about live music though, but a chance to find those LP, CDs, or even Blue-Rays you’ve been looking for so long. For the curious and the passionate, the collectors and the young who want to explore ancient times, this is for you.
Date: October 15th from 10am
Venue: Place des rotondes, L-2448 Bonnevoie
Cost: Free entrance
Pick 9: CinEast!
The 10th anniversary of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg) continues! Head over to Luxembourg’s Cinémathèque, the Neimënster cultural centre, Ciné Utopia, Vianden’s Ancien Cinema and other venues for the screening of around a hundred films as well as numerous accompanying events.
For the complete program of the Festival, visit here.
Date: From October 5th to 22nd
Venue: Different venues around the country
Cost: Single tickets 6€ / Festival pass 25€
Pick 10: The Woman In Black
If there were ever a time of year to see a rather terrifying play, nothing could be more perfect than an autumnal weekend in October. After it’s record breaking run in London’s West End, we are lucky to have this gripping production visit the Grand Théâtre for three nights. The Woman in Black focuses on a lawyer obsessed with a curse of a scorned woman that he believes is haunting his family. Don’t let the 2012 rather lackluster adaptation of Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black taint the far superior theatre version.
Date: October 12th, 13th and 14th at 8 pm
Venue: Grand Théâtre, 1 rond-point Schuman L-2525 Luxembourg
Cost: see website for details
Masked in mystery and draped in decadence, this event isn’t a traditional Halloween Party. More Booze, less Boos, this will be a Spirited Evening filled with cocktails and delights so celebrate the night wearing black and white.
Which alter-ego will you choose? The Phantom of the Opera, Gothic Vampire or Venetian Royalty- we can’t wait to see!