Welcome to the weekend! Starting to become rather chilly, so this week's list includes mainly indoor events. There's a special screening of Nick Cave's solo concert on Sunday, an explosive dance performance coming up next week, and a lovely trumpet & organ duo concert at the Philharmonie. Still want to be outdoors? Why not visit the clothing market in Mondorf? The weekend is yours!
1. See historic pictures of the Grund in Neimenster exhibition
What: Past & present of the capital's heart
Where: Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When: Starting Saturday, 7 November at 10 am - free entry, more info here
Since 1994, the historic district of the Grund has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site - and well-deserved, your editor would say. Hidden in lush greenery and protected by its fortresses, it has managed to preserve all its charm to the delight of weekend walkers. Now, a photo exhibition retraces its evolution over the years, offered by the Clausen Youth Center. Pop into the chapel of the abbey of Neimenster and step onboard the time machine!
2. Hear trumpet & organ concert at Philharmonie
What: Soothing end to the weekend
Where: Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 8 November at 6 pm - free entry, but reservation required
One would not think of an organ and trumpet concert as a self-evident instrument combination. But the result is surprisingly smooth and warm. Head over to the Philharmonie this Sunday evening for a free concert by Maurice Clément and Adam Rixer, two phenomenal musicians. The first has his residency at the Philharmonie right now, the latter is the first trumpet player of the Philharmonic Orchestra. Want to know what it would sound like? Have a listen here, this piece will also be performed.
© Sébastien Grébille
3. Experience 'BLAST', explosive dance performance
What: Observing human responses
Where: Opderschmelz, 1 A r. du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange
When: Tuesday, 10 November at 8 pm - tickets & info here
BLAST is a dance performance by four dancers to an original sound track by Rajivan Ayyappan, exploring the sound projection before and after an explosion, and specifically the response mechanism of the human body in that situation. A choreography about destruction and creation, transition and transformation, the end and beginning. At the end of the show, a discussion with the artists will also be possible.
4. Watch one-day only concert "Idiot Prayer" by Nick Cave
What: Intimate concert experience
Where: Kinepolis Kirchberg, 45 Avenue J-F Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 8 November at 7.45 pm - tickets & info here
In this unique performance, you'll have the chance to watch Nick Cave play songs from his extensive back catalogue, including rare tracks that most fans will be hearing for the first time. Solo, with piano and voice, at the stunning Alexandra Palace.
5. Visit monthly Mondorf clothing market
What: First & second hand collections
Where: 1, Avenue des villes jumelees, L-5612 Mondorf-Les-Bains
When: Saturday, 7 November at 8 am - info here
There's a cute clothing market down in Mondorf every first Saturday of the month. Whether you're looking for something new or a fantastic second-hand item, this is the place to be. If you ever want to be a seller, then contacting the municipality will be the right place to start; this is one of the most significant clothing markets in the country.
6. See breathtaking bird collection at Museum of Natural History
What: Behind the scenes
Where: Museum of Natural History, 25 rue Münster
When: Friday, 6 November at 2 pm, reservation & info here
Apparently (and this editor says that because with every What's On he's learning more about this country), the Museum of Natural History obtains over a massive bird collection, but only a small part of it is on display to the public. The rest is stored in a repository, to which there is no access. If you want to take a sneak-peak behind the scenes of the museum, don't miss this unique chance on Friday, when children between the ages of 11 -15 can dive into that hidden world.
7. Hibernate this winter only to wake up with no new US President in spring
What: Election marathon
Where: In a basement somewhere, not to be found
When: Probably Friday, 6 November 2056 - follow our ticker here
Well, well, well, what a journey it has been so far across the pond. We at RTL have been pulling all-nighters trying to piece all the info together, but as we are awaiting the next counts the team is slowly slipping back into their office sleeping bags. Wake us up after all the lies and fake news has ended, and preferably when there's a president announced? Try and enjoy your weekend without anxiety.
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