Welcome to the weekend! Saturdays and Sundays are rarely dull in this country, and this week's What's On proves it once again! Ever wondered how the restoration process of mural paintings work, or what local producers and brands exist in Luxembourg? Check out a local market, attend a folk concert, or buy tix to a film screening. That and more below in this week's top tips.
1. Get some new footwear at Sneakermess
What: This special day sneakered up on you!
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 27 September between 11am-6pm - tickets €10
Snearkermess, as the name suggests, is the largest urban sneaker convention in the Benelux, taking place annually at LuxExpo. Yeezys, boost, supreme, originals, stan smith, Jordans...you can find it all here. Aimed at enthusiasts and collectors, as well as classic sneakers consumers, the Sneakermess aims to entertain and offer the best conditions to buy, sell or exchange your sneakers. Come along and get yourself a new pair (although winter is coming).
2. Lët’z go local market is back at Rotondes
What: Made & produced in Luxembourg
Where: Rotondes, Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxemburg
When: Saturday, 26 September - Sunday, 27 September between 10am-6pm
What's better than shopping locally? This is exactly what the biannual lët’z go local markets offer. Whether it's tasty local drinks and delicacies your looking for, sleek fashion design, books for people of all ages or interior design objects, everything and anything can be found at Rotondes this Saturday and Sunday. Stock up on your favourite local products and explore new Luxembourgish brands.
3. Hear Sven Sauber's new album at Opderschmelz
What: Luxembourg folk singer-songwriter
Where: Opderschmelz, 1a Rue du Centenaire L-3475 Dudelange
When: Sunday, 27 September at 8pm - tickets €15/€20
Best-known as a sideman and session musician for countless projects and bands, Luxembourgish guitarist Sven Sauber is eager to showcase his own creativity and songwriting skills with the release of his debut album ‘Another Day’. His music is honest and heartfelt, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and lyrics as personal as diary entries. Sven will share the stage with some of the most renowned regional musicians, featuring a string quartet to emphasise the acoustic and organic nature of his compositions. A very unique and intimate experience. More info in the facebook event and on the venue website.
4. Enjoy relaxing spa trip to Mondorf
What: Take some time for yourself
Where: Avenue des Bains, L-5601 Mondorf-les-Bains
When: Every day from morning til evening, times vary
If you're workload has been building up and post-quarantine has turned out to be a bit of a stressful mess, then you may need to spend some quality time and treat yourself to something special. Why not consider the Mondorf spa? Various packages are available, ranging from just visiting the pools, massages, body and skin care, an Atlantic jewel ritual, and much more. This is the last weekend that a 15% discount is available on the special spa package. Plus you can use your €50 government voucher and spend a night at the hotel.
5. Explore Church of Hamm and its restoration process
What: Guided tour
Where: Church of Hamm, 4 Rue Haute, 1718 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 26 September at 2pm
As a part of the European Heritage Days, a participatory cultural event that started in France in 1985, organisers of the Church of Hamm will show you around the medieval construction and explain in detail how the restoration of the medieval frescos (mural paintings) works. This is definitely a family event, as the workshop takes a playful approach in form of historical riddles. The tour lasts an hour and is free (in French and Luxembourgish), so better reserve in advance.
6. Get tickets to Hungarian charity fundraiser and film screening
What: 'The Witness'
Where: Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When: Tuesday, 29 September at 7.30pm
The Hungarian stand of the "International Bazaar of Luxembourg" is organising its traditional fund-raising movie projection on 29 September at 7.30pm in the Robert Krieps Hall of Neumünster Abbey. This year, organisers will screen 'The Witness', a cult classic in Hungary since the 1980s, and proved to be extremely popular at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival. Almost every second of its sayings are part of the Hungarian vocabulary today. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased via the website, by phone, or right before the screening. All contributions go directly to the charities of the 2021 "International Bazaar of Luxembourg". The screening is in Hungarian with English subtitles.
7. Be inspired by SWR Symphony Orchestra
What: Classical concert
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 26 September at 8pm - tickets here
Live shows are finally back, and so is the season at Luxembourg's Philharmonie. Albeit in a reduced format, the big names keep coming. The SWR Symphonieorchester, along with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and reciter Helmut Lachenmann, is one of the largest radio orchestras in Germany, based in Stuttgart, and they will present a diverse set of pieces. Patricia Kopatchinskaja is an incredible violinist, and her playing will give you goosebumps.
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