Selah Sue is coming to Luxembourg this weekend.
Welcome to the weekend! Whether it's the Zeltik folk festival you're looking for, soul queen Selah Sue, or orchestrated indie music of Francis of Delirium, there's live music in abundance this weekend. Or visit a craft market, head out to the open-air cinema on Glacis, and learn about conspiracy theories at the City museum. The choice is yours!
1. See Francis of Delirium: The Orchestral Sessions
What: Rearranged indie rock
Where: Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, L‑2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie
When: Saturday, 24 July at 8pm - info & tickets
Even though Francis of Delirium is a rock band, at the heart of the project is a love of all music. Lead singer and songwriter Jana Bahrich grew up playing everything from the violin and the French horn to the banjo and the guitar. Listening to Brahms, Mahler and Debussy she developed a real love for art music. It was really only a matter of time until those instruments were brought to the stage.
For the very first time Francis of Delirium will perform her songs with a small chamber orchestra made up of a string trio, a bassoon, a flute, a French horn and a clarinet. Pol Belardi will arrange a few of the band’s songs which will be performed live on a night that you won’t want to miss.
2. Go behind the scenes at Philharmonie
What: Guided tour in English
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Place de l'Europe, L-1499 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 25th of July at 10.30am - info & tickets
During the summer months, the Philharmonie invites you to a 'behind the scenes' visit. The tour will lead you through the building and showcase its design, before walking through the Grand Auditorium, Salle de Musique de Chambre, Espace Découverte and Foyer. Visitors will peak into the backstage area and technical department, all places normally closed to the public, but always bustling with action during a concert. The languages of the tours are announced in advance on the website, but may be adapted to the needs of the visitors at the beginning of the tour.
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3. Watch movies at open-air Glacis cinema
What: Kino um Glacis
Where: Parking Glacis, Luxembourg
When: Between 21 July and 1 August - info & tickets
The City of Luxembourg is bringing back its walk & drive-in cinema at Champ des Glacis . With a giant mobile screen, the Glacis car park will be transformed into a vast, open-air cinema. The drive-in is a wonderfully retro way of getting the big screen experience. This type of theatre first appeared in the United States back in the 1930s, and reached peak popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. Ranging from recent blockbusters to classic films, the programme is varied - check out all movies here.
4. Hear soul-pop queen Selah Sue in Mondorf
What: Funky stuff!
Where: Parc Thermal, Avenue des Bains, L-5610 Mondorf-les-Bains
When: Saturday, 24 July at 7pm - info & tickets
Ahead of her open air performance at Mondorf-les-bains' Parc thermal, the Belgian singer-songwriter Selah Sue had a chat with RTL Today's Isabella Eastwood. Expect some groovy RnB, soul-pop and smooth vocals alongside her funky band. Plus, the surroundings of the thermal park should make for an exceptional concert experience. Support is provided by Luxembourg's own Herr Bender ft. Edsun, a fairly recent project bringing together well-known local musicians with backgrounds in jazz and soul.
5. Learn about centuries of conspiracy theories
What: Fact or fiction?
Where: City Museum, 14, rue du Saint-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg
When: Running until January 2022 - info & tickets
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the steps taken to combat it, conspiracy theories have circulated on an unprecedented scale, becoming a dominant topic in public discourse. Conspiracy theories are not a recent phenomenon, however - they have existed for centuries. Think of apparent "witches" in the Middle Ages, the Illuminati as the masterminds behind political and social upheaval, the National Socialists propagating a worldwide Jewish conspiracy, or "chemtrails" in the air...and, of course, vaccines. This exhibition at the City Museum helps you distinguish fact from fiction.
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6. Visit craft market in Marnach
What: Finding little gems
Where: Nordstrooss, 2, Marbuergerstrooss, L-9764 Marnach
When: Saturday, 24 July between 8am-7pm - more info
The first “Konscht an Hobbymaart” craft market at the Nordstrooss shopping mall in Marnach will take place on Saturday, 24 July. 45 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of handcrafted art items, paintings, ceramics, wooden toys, handmade jewellery and unique souvenirs. Whether you're looking for a cute birthday gift, something for your home interior or just want to have a stroll around, this is worth visiting.
7. Dance your shoes off at Zeltik festival
What: Folk music at its best
Where: Opderschmelz, 1a Rue du Centenaire L-3475 Dudelange
When: Saturday, 24 July at 6pm - info & tickets
So, who is looking for a real party this weekend? Hop down to Dudelange to experience the famous Zeltik festival, bringing together Celtic folk-rock, pipe bands, Irish traditional music, tap dance and rock'n'roll. It's always a bunch of fun! The line-up includes Hothouse Flowers, Beoga, Celtica and Schëppe Siwen.
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