Welcome to the weekend! A lovely film festival is awaiting you, along with a food truck party, plenty of concerts and even carton shaping workshops for young and old alike! The weekend is yours.
1. See plethora of films at CinEast Festival
What: Eastern European film screening
Where: Various cinemas throughout Luxembourg
When: Friday, 8 October - Sunday, 25 October
CinEast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg - is one of the most intriguing film events in the country. It has been held annually and presents over 110 screenings in a dozen cinemas, with a wide variety of genres. Some very inspiring producers and directors are also invited to debate their works. Of course all films are subtitled. For more information and a PDF of the programme, look here.
2. Listen to Camané and Fado at Philharmonie
What: Unique Portuguese performance
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 11 October at 8pm - tickets here
Camané is at the forefrunt of a new generation of male fado singers. He's been recording and touring considerably since the 1970s after he won a national music competition as a young man. Inspired by the likes of Frank Sinatra and the The Beatles, but also the iconic fado singers Amália Rodrigues and Fernando Maurício, his poetic language, romantic storytelling and dynamic voice is sure to captivate the Philharmonie.
3. Get stuffed at EAT IT food truck festival
What: Treat your taste buds
Where: Rotondes, 3, Place des Rotondes — L‑2448 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 10 October between 12pm-9pm - reservation required
Food trucks were really a culinary revolution once they came about. Kitchens on wheels roll into the office parking lot, outside the music venue, or in front of the school building and cook up delicious quick bites that pack a real punch of flavour. Whether you are in need of some local food, spicy curry or American hot dogs, you'll find it all here. Reserve a timeslot in advance.
4. Participate in media pluralism debate
What: Discuss Luxembourg's media landscape
Where: Neien Oekozenter Pfaffenthal, 6 rue Vauban
When: Friday, 9 October at 7.30pm - Saturday, 10 October at 6pm - reserve in advance
The government's new media legislation has thrown independent stations such as Radio ARA into deep turmoil, as subsidies are now dependent on how many fulltime employees are in place, whereas freelancers and volunteers do not count, such as in the case with ARA. This conference, then, discusses community media's challenges in the year of 2020 with three short presentations, a panel discussion on the new legislation, and keyenote speeches from international experts, policy makers and scientists. Register yourself by sending an email to email@example.com.
5. Shape carton figures at MUDAM
What: Building shapes workshop
Where: MUDAM, 3 Park Drai Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 11 October between 10am-6pm - more info here
Kids and adults alike will have the opportunity to meet with Noa Haim and the Collective Paper Aesthetics from Rotterdam, who specialises in creating large-scale structures with cardboard. This is a real social and proactive group activity: work together and your shapes will grow into the sky.
6. Plant the future at Neimenster exhibition
What: Collision between humankind and nature
Where: Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 9 October - Monday, 29 October - info here
As we go through an unprecedented health and economic crisis, some crucial questions become even more pressing: is it still possible to "cure" our planet and our societies by making our economic and social models more sustainable? Are we willing to do it and to pay the price that it entails?
These are some of the questions raised by the 'Planting the future' exhibition, which brings together the work of several photographers, mainly from Eastern Europe. The selected projects, carried out all over the world, encourage reflection about the dynamics leading to the current crossroads, but also invite us to consider the paths open to us for action, change and solidarity.
7. Visit the Home Expo
What: All things housing
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg
When: Times vary, more information here
Home Expo is the place to be to get inspired by housing, construction, renovation, furnishing and decoration. For one whole week, the expo presents the essentials of housing and all things related to this topic. Over 300 specialists, including craftsmen, traders and actors from the country's real estate market, will share their knowledge and info with you. This was last year's teaser video:
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