Welcome to the weekend! Buy/sell your two-wheeler at the We Ride Bike Market, watch films at open air cinemas, go barefoot in the city centre, hear live music and get involved in an interactive residency in Echternach. The choice is yours!
1. Hear LUWTEN's intimate blend of electro, soul and pop
What: Fresh and authentic songwriting
Where: Neimenster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 3 July - Sunday, 4 July between 12pm-7pm
Under the moniker LUWTEN, Dutch artist Tessa Douwstra records, writes, performs, and produces cunning pop that incites both the head and the heart. Her songwriting takes a minimalist and introverted approach, but the result is a stunning combination of catchy grooves and melodies, flawless harmonies and a huge dynamic range in terms of energy and performance. Her latest album is a gem, and her band's live sound is sublime. Support comes from Luxembourg's own Hannah Idea, a solo singer-songwriter inspired by the likes of Alice Phoebe Lou or Laura Marling.
2. Buy or sell your two-wheeler at trendy We Ride Bike Market
What: Night & day market
Where: Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, L-2448 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 9 July between 4pm-10pm, Saturday, 10 July between 10am-6pm - info here
Are you interested in selling your bike, mountain bike or BMX? Or fancy a new two-wheeler? This weekend's We Ride Bike Market is just the place to be - a trendy and friendly market at Rotondes. Registering for a small stand is easy, and the organisation then keeps 10% of the sale price. But €5 of each bike sale is donated to the Red Cross, and every sale or purchase is additionally rewarded with a €25 voucher for Cycles Arnold Kontz when presenting the purchase/sales receipt. Plus, Friday hosts a night market until 10pm. Cool!
3. Watch Indiana Jones at Dudelange open air cinema
What: Ta da da daaa, da da daaa
Where: Former Esch-Schifflange Factory Portail Lallange, bd Aloyse Meyer
When: Saturday, 10 July at 9pm, info & reservation here
Summer is back and so are open air cinemas! Head out to Opderschmelz in Dudelange and stock up on popcorn for a good night of Indiana Jones! Archaeology professor Indiana Jones ventures to seize a biblical artifact known as the Ark of the Covenant. While doing so, he puts up a fight against Renee and a troop of Nazis. The movie will be screened in English with German subtitles, and entry is free with reservation.
4. Visit Luxembourg City's beach
What: Lovely, gritty feeling of sand
Where: Place du Théâtre, L-2613 Luxembourg City
When: Every day between 10am-10pm
Who needs the Belgian coast if you've got the theatre beach in Luxembourg city? A large sandbox of 350m2 is dotted with deckchairs and parasols, has a pétanque court, various greenery and colourful flags and lights. There is catering available, so just sit back, enjoy the funky music, and imagine you're in the Caribbean.
5. Explore Elisabeth Schilling's atelier throughout the week
What: Interactive residency
Where: Trifolion, 2, Porte Saint Willibrord L-6486 Echternach
When: Monday, 12 July - Saturday, 18 July between 10am - 6pm, info here
This is no weekend event, but a nice trip to Echternach that you can plan in for a weekday. Between 12-18 July, dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Schilling brings contemporary dance directly to the heart of Echternach city as part of her residence 'Dancing The City' at Trifolion. Together with the designer Mélanie Planchard and the musician Pit Dahm, Elisabeth Schilling will offer an insight into the artistic creation processes. How is a stage performance created? How do the different branches of art work together? What moves and inspires artists? The audience is invited to participate by observing, commenting and discussing with the artist and their fellow visitors.
© Brian Ca
6. See "Kinnekswiss at the Phil" with OPL and Alena Baeva
What: End of season gig
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Place de l'Europe, L-1499 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 9 July at 8pm - info & tickets here
Were this a year like any other, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg would traditionally conclude its season on the other side of the Red Bridge, on the Kinnekswiss. This year, the summery atmosphere of the Kinnekswiss concert will instead be carried into the Grand Auditorium. It's a powerful programme of short compositions performed by the OPL under the direction of conductor Gustavo Gimeno, along with the Russian violinist Alena Baeva. Often heard as encores, it includes Verdi, Saint-Saëns and Stravinsky. A lovely musical celebration, a grand finale to the season. Below is a stunning performance by the star.
7. Build a small robot with recycled products
What: Conscious Week
Where: Cloche d'Or, 25 Boulevard Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, L-2411 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 10 July from 11am-6pm - info here
Jérôme Geles, a plastic artist fascinated by great inventors, loves to give a second life to everyday objects, and especially to design small animated robots. Whether that's based on a toothbrush or batteries. This is all on the occasion of the Conscious Week organised by Cloche d'Or shopping centre. To participate, children must be at least 6 years old and be accompanied by an adult, or be 8 years old if they come alone.
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