What’s On: November 17th-23rd

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With snow spotted in Northern Luxembourg, perhaps it is time bundle up and embrace our first signs of the holiday season by heading to Wanterfeeling. Need to get your motor running? This is your weekend for all things cars! A bit more culture can be found at Sixfloor, a fantastic end of year art opening. Maybe you’d like to have your mind blown by contemporary tunes at Philharmonie Luxembourg’s Rainy Days Festival, or maybe you are in need of a good laugh, (let’s face it, who isn’t?), so head to the 10th Annual Luxembourg Comedy Festival All this and more, in this week’s What’s On!

Pick 1: The Luxembourg Comedy Festival

Who says Luxembourg can’t take a joke? Back for it’s third edition from Friday night, (because Luxembourg is the most international place on the planet), there will be a mix of 23 comedians from 11 different countries making people laugh over three days. (some particularly funny people hailing from Ireland, Canada and America amongst other places)

Date: 17 November 6:30pm Afterwork Laughts, Scott’s Pub
17 November 8pm Friday Funnies, Rocas
17 November 10pm Rising Stars, The Tube
18 November 7pm Adrien Arnoux et ses amis, Rocas (entirely in French)
18 November 8pm Femme Fatale, Marionnette (all female comedians)
18 November 9:30pm Festival Showcase, Marionette
19 November 8pm Rory O’Hanlon solo show, Scott’s Pub

Venue: various
Cost: festival pass available for all shows or single entry

Pick 2: Lux Film Days 2017

Organised by the European Parliament, the LUX FILM DAYS project aims to bring the screening of the winners of the Lux Film Prize official competition. Sami Blood: Amanda Kernell’s coming-of-age tale, (Romanian), a touching and delicate tale of a young Sámi girl who dreams of a different life. Second place goes to 120 BPM gets it title from the average heart rate. The protagonists of 120 battements par minute are passionate about fighting the indifference that exists towards AIDS .

Date: Sami Blood: November 21st at 8:30pm,
120 (BPM) Beats Per Minute: November 23rd at 8:30
Cinémathèque, Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, PLACE DU THEATRE 17
Cost: FREE entry- covered by the European Parliament

Pick 3: Sonic Visions Music Conference & Festival 2017

By combining its two main activities as a concert promoter (by bringing international touring acts to Luxembourg) and as a Music & Resources centre (by acting as a structure that accompanies and assists young talents on their way to professional careers) the Rochelle positions the SONIC VISIONS Music Conference & Showcase Festival as a platform where the industry actually gets to meet the artist and vice-versa. Festival line-up can be found here.

Date: November 16th through 18th / Nov 16 at 1pm. Nov 18 at 11pm
Venue: Rockhal. 5 Avenue du Rock’n’Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette
Cost: Prices vary/ see website for details

Pick 4: International Motor Show

Pick 5:  Wanterfeeling: Sanem Castle

If you are ready to feel the Christmas cheer asap, then head just south to the gorgeous Sanem Castle. The castle and grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland for three days for the tenth edition of Wanterfeeling.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live concerts, while experiencing the breathtaking scenery which will be magically lit up. It’s for the whole family so bring the kids to watch performers and storytellers and join in with a host of other family-friendly activities.

Date: Friday, November 7 pm to midnight, Saturday, November 18th 2pm to 10pm, Sunday, November 18th 11 am to 7 pm
Venue: Sanem Castle, 5 rue du Château, L-4992 Sanem
Cost: free


 Pick 6: Big Boys

Directed by Christine Probst, Luxembourg Maximillien Jadin with Erik Abbott star in this hilarious play which makes fun of the overall ridiculousness of corporate culture. Put on by the Professional English-language theatre company, Actors Repertory Theatre.

The play by New York playwright Rich Orloff was described by The New York Times as “rip-roaringly funny”, as it pokes fun at the peculiarities and oddities of business.

Date: Friday, November 17th through Sunday, the 19th Show times begin at 8pm on all days except Sunday when the play begins at 3pm.
Arendt House, 41 avenue JF Kennedy, L-2082 Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Cost: 20 euros/ ticket

 Pick 7: Drama and Tenderness

If you’re passionate about art and are into the Baroque period, then this exhibition is for you. The National Museum of History and Art (MNHA) will be exploring Flemish, Spanish and Italian Art of the Baroque with a selection of works from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and other European private collections.

Date: Now until 2019
Marché-aux-Poissons, L-2345 Luxembourg
Cost: 7€

Pick 8: Rainy Day Festival: Salims Salon

Salon musical autour de l’alterité: Salims Salon is a space dedicated to experimental musicians of different cultures, who cannot be categorised and focus on the notion of stranger and otherness. This is a stage concert in which five musicians strive to deconstruct the Western vision of otherness, while discussing their experiences and artistic ideas while invoking their identy and cliches, introduce each other’s music and play together.

Date: November 18 at 5:30pm 
Philharmonic, 1 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
Cost: 10€/ under 26, 6€


Pick 9: Sixthfloor: End of Year Exhibition

Fresh off a successful showing at Luxembourg’s Art Week earlier this month, the interdisciplinary artists collective ‘Sixthfloor’ prepares for its End of Year Exhibition.  Situated in a former 18th century mill in the forest of Koerich in western Luxembourg, the studio and exhibition space will host a large collection of eclectic works from its seven resident and seven guest artists and sculptors.

hint: Dress warmly. 18th century mills in the middle of forests can be chilly. 

Date: Sunday, November 19 at noon through the evening. For the following week, (November 20-26) 3pm to 6pm
Philharmonic, 1 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
Cost: free. drinks and nibbles provided!

Looking ahead:

If spending a chilly afternoon with a group of friends and some drinks at a warm shopping location sounds like an ideal plan to you then you can go to the Lumo Pearls New Collection event  at Secondhand4sale. You can do free registration for the event and 1 lucky person would get a chance to win a classic pearl necklace. Lumo Pearls is also doing a promotional offer for the event. Bigger your group of friends, bigger the discount you get! 

Date: November 30, 4pm to 8pm
Secondhand4sale, 59 Rue du Dix Octobre, Béreldange, Luxembourg 7243
Cost: free. drinks and nibbles provided!


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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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