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Welcome to the weekend! Go for a hike in Manternach, listen to a classical music festival, stroll through Museum Night, or see great films during CineEast.
1. Discover classical music festival in Echternach
What: Classical music and more
Where: Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach
When: Friday, 8 October - Sunday, 10 October - info & programme here
One of Luxembourg's most beautiful concert venues in the East, Trifolion, is hosting a three-day classical music festival, with a line-up including star-pianist Kit Armstrong and the renowned Armida Quartet, SolTango, Trio Yano Schwall Kravos, Vision String Quartet and more. While the main genre is classical, many acts are combine influences of jazz, pop and world music, making it an accessible programme for everyone. Tickets are available for each night separately. As a teaser, here is the phenomenal performance of 'Sailor' by the Vision String Quartet.
2. Get your CineEast pass for the month
What: Highlight for film lovers
Where: Different cinemas, and online
When: Between 7 October - 24 October
CineEast is Luxembourg's famous cinema festival showcasing Central and Eastern European films across Luxembourgish cinemas, as well as online. A programme from 7-24 October includes over 100 screenings of 55 features and 35 short films, numerous accompanying events, concerts, exhibitions and debates. Some directors and writers will attend and share stories and background with the public. The 2021 edition puts the spotlight on Slovenian cinema and culture. Passes are available for physical screenings, as well as online, however they must be watched from Luxembourg.
3. Stroll around Museum Night 2021
What: Culture night
Where: Seven locations across Luxembourg City
When: Saturday, 9 October between 5pm-1am - info & tickets
Celebrating 20 years of Museum Night - This is an unmissable annual event for culture enthusiasts, which allows visitors to access museums until 1am. This anniversary edition includes a special programme of guided tours, music performances, workshops and culinary surprises. In order to facilitate the night journey, a combined ticket for the seven museums has been introduced as well as free shuttles. The participating museums are Villa Vauban, Luxembourg Casino, City Museum, National Museum of History and Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum Dräi Eechelen and MUDAM.
4. Hear Mozart opera at the Grand Theatre
What: Comical music piece
Where: Grand Théâtre, Rond-point Schuman, 2525 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 8 October at 8pm - info & tickets
A manor house near Seville, the 1930s. In a storeroom that they have been allocated, Figaro and Susannah, servants to the Count and Countess Almaviva, are preparing for their wedding. Figaro is furious when he learns from his bride that the Count has tried to seduce her. He's determined to have revenge on his master...
Fun fact? Mozart was only 30 years old when he composed this masterpiece, and it is widely regarded as one of his most 'mature' pieces. Following Ariadne auf Naxos in April, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg returns for this first opera of the season, presented by James Gray, under the baton of renowned conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
5. Get inspired at Luxembourg's Home Expo
What: All things housing
Where: 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 9 October - Sunday, 17 October, times vary - info here
If you're looking for inspiration in the housing areas of interior design, DIY essentials, construction and renovation, energy-efficient homes or home automation and security, the Home and Living Expo is the place to be this weekend (and next, as it runs until 17 October). All things home are showcased here, so you really need a few days to stroll around properly. Another focus is the National Housing Week, a place where you can discover the latest housing projects and meet with experts who are happy to advise you in planning, financing and insurance. Architects and construction companies are also on hand if you are looking to build a house or are seeking professional advice.
6. Walk the dream loop of Manternach
What: 9.6km walk
Where: Begin/end at 12 Syrdallstrooss, 6850 Manternach
This varied path leads walkers through the Manternacher Fiels nature reserve. From the starting point at Burfeld, it goes over pastureland and through orchards into an impressive wooden gorge. Following the course of the river Syre, the path then leads up a slope along limestone rock formations before going through a vineyard in the middle of the forest. This walk eventually leads back to Manternach, and offers some truly stunning views. With 91 out of 100 adventure points awarded by the German Hiking Institute, it is not surprising that this dream loop is a Luxembourgish favourite.
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7. See underground festival Out Of The Crowd
What: Best of indie
Where: Kulturfabrik, 116 Rue de Luxembourg, 4221 Esch-sur-Alzette
When: Saturday, 9 October as of 3.30pm - info here
Out Of The Crowd (or OOTC, as it is known) brings together the best fresh indie acts - from math rock to kraut punk. This year's edition includes Iceage (DK), Omni Selassi (CH), Francis of Delirium (L), Unschooling (F), No Mettal In This Battle (L) and more. There are two stages, and slots have been arranged in such way you don't have to miss any acts. Grab those last-minute tickets!
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