Welcome to the weekend! This one is filled with exotic instruments on stage, a looping workshop for kids, or a military history exhibition in Diekirch.

1. Start looping at Rocklab workshop

What: Fun workshop
Where:  
Rocklab at Rockhal, 5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette
When: Friday, 22 October - Saturday, 23 October, times vary  - info & tickets

Ever wondered how loop stations work, both in the studio and in live situations? Rocklab is hosting a playful workshop for children aged 5-8 (Friday) and 9-12 (Saturday) for kids to create "their own band" with just their hands, voice and idea for sound or melody. Music pedagogue Catherine Hengesch will show participants lots of fun ways to create their own sound arrangements using a loop station. Register through the link above.

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© Rocklab

2. Get involved in interactive dance performance

What: A one-on-one conversation
Where: 
Neimenster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When:
23 October - 27 October, times vary, info & tickets

Through the wire is the intimate meeting between choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess and one audience member in a one-to-one phone call. Their voices meet in the ether. The kind of dances, movements, bodies and spaces that Hess creates depends on the conversation the audience member and performer are having; an improvised piece. Each session will begin with the question "How does your body feel?" From there Hess begins to shape the performance...

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3. Discover films and series on ARTE TV

What: International films, docs and culture
Where: 
Online on arte.tv 
When:
Anytime

In March of this year we reported that ARTE had produced a stunning documentary about Luxembourg's landscapes, and the people that define it. While you should obviously take a look at this 45-minute piece, it is worth saying that ARTE's media channel is packed to the brim with material to explore, all freely accessible. Just a brief overview: full-length live concerts by Beth Hart or Anna Calvi, documentaries about processed foods, dictators' spending habits in Switzerland and bio-hackers, ballet performances, surfing competition footage or the story of migrants caught in the middle of Brexit. Dive into the world of ARTE TV this rainy, cosy weekend!

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4. Hear 'China meets Luxembourg: Eastern and Western instruments'

What: Presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre in Luxembourg
Where: 
Conservatory of Luxembourg, 33 Rue Charles Martel, 2134 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 22 October at 7pm - free entry, info here

According to a Chinese legend, the Phoenix, "King of the birds", always perches on the paulownia tree. Chinese ancestors used paulownia wood to make the "gǔzhēng", a musical instrument with plucked strings, generally translated as the Chinese zither. This weekend the conservatory is hosting a concert combining oriental and western musical instruments, including a guzheng, piano and cello ensemble, as well as a guzheng, pipa and jinghu ensemble. Expect a great combination of traditional, modern and classic music. The concert is first introduced by a lecture to introduce the audience to the history and development of Guzheng, basic technical performances and concert listening tips. So, educational and entertaining!

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5. See CHAiLD and Maz in Esch

What: Childhood friends join forces
Where:
Kulturfabrik, 116 rue de Luxembourg, 4221 Esch-sur-Alzette
When: Saturday, 23 October at 7.30pm - info & tickets

CHAiLD, a young Luxembourg-based pop singer-songwriter, is joining forces with Maz, a rapper from the Grand Duchy who tends towards darkness, melancholy and modern rap texts with old school beats. They've been childhood friends, so it's nice to see them on stage together for the first time in this big setting at Kulturfabrik. If you're into rap and pop, or anything in between, this will be for you.

6. Become familiar with the tabla

What: Oriental vibes
Where: 
Philharmonie, 1 Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg
When: 
Friday, 22 October at 7pm - info & tickets

Launching the new season’s Aventure+ series, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the tabla player Zakir Hussain embark upon a journey to India on 22 October. Originally from the north of the subcontinent, the tabla drum has conquered a multitude of musical universes – making the leap from traditional Indian music to the classical concert hall, but also to pop music. On this evening, Hussain appears not only as a virtuoso performer, but also as a composer, and in the third part of the evening, he introduces another facet of his instrument in a casual atmosphere.

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© Jim McGuire

7. Learn about Luxembourg's rebuilding process post WWII

What: History exhibition
Where:
Military History Museum, 10 Bamertal, 9209 Diekirch
When:
Open Tuesday-Sunday between 10am-6pm, info here

Devastated villages, ruined infrastructures, decaying animal carcasses, fear of plague and live ammunition, missing family members … in many respects the war dragged on in people’s minds even after the Battle of the Bulge and the final liberation of Luxembourg in February 1945. More than 18,000 private homes were damaged. Apart from the 108,000 individuals directly impacted by war-related damage, numerous Luxembourgers remained cut-off from their homeland. Rebuilding Luxembourg was an enormous challenge. The Military History Museum sheds light on the developments, failures and successes in its current exhibition.

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