Welcome to the weekend! We try to keep this agenda varied, but one thing's for sure: There's a stunning amount of live music surrounding this weekend's Fete de la Musique and Wednesday's National Day. Besides that, learn about bees, check out several exhibitions and watch a great "screwball" comedy.
1. See open air concerts at Mansfeld park
What: Good vibes in green setting
Where: Mansfeld Park, Allée Pierre de Mansfeld, 2118 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 18 June - Wednesday, 4 August - info & tickets here
Luxembourg City is putting on a series of intimate concerts at Mansfeld Park in Clausen between 18 June and 4 August. Ranging from pop to classical to jazz and world music, both local and international artists are in the spotlight. Tickets cost €12 per person, except for the Fete de la Musique edition this Friday, as well as the National Holiday concerts. There are still seats available for Lata Gouveia & Band (Vintage Pop Rock) and Klein (Jazz/Electro). If you prefer to stay in this weekend, then take note of the great artists coming in the upcoming weeks - it'll be worth it. Full programme here.
2. Engage with exhibition on distrust and deception
What: How do secrets prevent freedom?
Where: Neimenster, 28 Rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg
When: Until 11 July, all days between 10am-6pm - info here
Broken Secrets examines public and private conversations surrounding militancy, migration, oppression and victimisation. Drawing from historical and contemporary narratives, the exhibition investigates distrust and deception, showing the fragility of institutional and personal connections and questioning the line between truth and falsehood. How do secrets prevent freedom? By depicting diverse aspects of secrecy, four artists Avetisjans (Riga), Jiang (Shanghai), Selley (London), Yaghmaian (Tehran) actively take part in this dialogue. Curated by Javiera Cádiz.
3. Learn about bees and their living space
What: Honey, reproduction, colonies, pollination, hives and more
Where: Start at Place Guillaume II, tour map here
When: Anytime, info here
The City of Luxembourg has set up an educational and fun trail through the capital, made up of 14 information points to learn about the world of bees and other insects essential to a healthy and balanced environment. This 2.5 km circuit is free to access and will allow children and adults to discover the richness of biodiversity in the urban environment. Panels alongside the trail are in French, German and English. There are also guided tours available on select days (see link above). Fun bee fact: Did you know a bee produces a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime?
4. Hear talented vocalists at Future Talent Stage
Who knows if the next Beyoncé, Frank Sinatra or James Brown is from Luxembourg? Well, you're most likely to hear them at the 4th edition of the "Future Talent Stage" festival taking place this Sunday, virtually, between 4-6pm on the City of Luxembourg's Youtube channel and Facebook/Instagram page. The show is open to people aged 15-25 who want to showcase their vocal talent in any genre, including pop, hip hop, urban, soul or other. Registrations are closed, but the line up is ready to go and blow off the roof through your TV speakers.
5. Watch What's Up, Doc?
What: Ironic sense of humour
Where: Cinémathèque, 17 Place du Theatre, L-2613 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 19 June at 5pm, info & tickets here
Howard Bannister travels to San Fransisco with his fiance to compete for a music research grant, when he runs into a wild, unpredictable college drop out who brings havoc into his orderly life. A truly entertaining, "screwball" comedy.
6. Party at De Gudde Wëllen open air festival
What: Post-pandemic goodness
Where: Parc Central du Kirchberg
When: Between Friday, 18 June - Wednesday, 23 June - info here
Our friends at one of the best music bars in town are throwing one hell of a party starting this weekend. Expect dancy live music and fine DJ acts every evening in the central park of Kirchberg. Entry is free and there's no obligatory masks or distancing, provided you are fully vaccinated, have tested negative within 72 hours of the event or taken a certified rapid test from a pharmacy within 48 hours. Tests are also provided at the entrance at your own expense. Once in, however, this will all feel like we've almost returned to normal!
7. Build your own bagpipe with science club
What: Wake up like Queen Elizabeth
Where: Museum of Natural History, 25, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 19 June at 10am - info & reservation here
Ahh, the bagpipe. An instrument traditionally made from the skin of a whole animal, often a sheep, turned inside out with pipes placed where the legs and neck would have been. They were often used to scare off enemies on the battlefield, and functioned as an 'alarm' when the enemy was approaching. Alright, all of that aside: this weekend you can build your own at the youth science club! It's an electronic one, but still cool. Also, Queen Elizabeth wakes up thanks to a bagpiper parading beneath the Queen's window.
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