Welcome to the weekend! Swap your plants, see Grammy-nominated jazz stars, find rare vinyls, write your own comedy sketch or watch Marvel's Eternals!

1. Find rare pearls at disc fair

What: Annual gathering
Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 7 November between 10am-6pm - info here

Guess what? Global vinyl sales surpassed CD sales in 2020! A shocker to some, but this trend is growing rapidly. Vinyls (as well as CDs, DVDs and turntables) are on offer during this Sunday's Foire aux Disques at Rotondes. It's a bit of a mystical, secret gathering of enthusiasts in search of that rare pearl...will you find it? More than 50 record stores from the Benelux, France and Germany come and set up shop for you to enjoy.


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2. Support zero-packaging store OUNI

What: Local business
OUNI, 55 Rue Glesener, 1631 Luxembourg
Open Monday 12.30pm-8pm, Tuesday - Saturday 10am-8pm - info here

Luxembourg's first packaging-free and environmentally-conscious grocery store OUNI is in trouble, the business says, citing pandemic-induced home office as well as roadworks in the Gare district. OUNI allows customers to do their grocery and household shopping while avoiding packaging waste by filling containers and jars with bulk food products, or purchase items such as dairy products in reusable glass bottles and jars. Customers can buy a share in the store, and a crowdfunding campaign will be launched in the coming days. Pay the store a (first) visit, enjoy the concept and products on offer, and maybe grab something for the weekend!


3. Watch Marvel's sci-fi action thriller Eternals

What: Saving humanity
Kinepolis Kirchberg, 45 Avenue J-F Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg
When: Various languages and times, info here

Marvel is back with another science-fiction stunner, one of those movies you simply have to watch at the cinema. The Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants. Featuring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Richard Madden amongst others, and directed by the incredible Chloé Zhao.

4. Hear jazz icons Lionel Loueke & Joey Alexander Trio

What: Global stardom on one stage
Trifolion Echternach, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach
When: Sunday, 7 November at 8pm - info & tickets

Lionel Loueke is one of the most innovative and impressive guitar players in modern time who has performed on the biggest jazz stages - especially as the core guitarist of Herbie Hancock's band. His new album, HH, includes Hancock's tunes, but rearranged and reinterpreted by Loueke himself. It's a homage to one of the biggest jazz composers in history. Another jazz star is the 18-year-old Joey Alexander, a three-time Grammy nominated pianist who performed at the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony, and played with Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding for the Obamas at the White House. His latest album, Warna, is out now - watch him perform his title track.


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5. Have kids join Young Voices Ensemble

What: Choir workshop
5 avenue du Rock'n'Roll, 4361 Esch/Alzette
When: Several dates as of Friday, 5 November - info & reservation

Children between the ages of 10-14 can be part of the SING! vocal ensemble as of this weekend. The emphasis is on singing for fun, to foster an appreciation and love for music, and be part of a dynamic ensemble. No musical knowledge is required, as long as there is an interest to sing. The workshop will be coached by Luxembourg based Austrian vocalist Theresia Birngruber. There are five sessions and a final concert on 9 December! Also, organiser Rocklab is hosting a series of events for young audiences - some of ones from this year can be found in the picture below.


6. Write and perform your own stand-up comedy piece

What: Comedy 101
Aalt Stadhaus, 38 Av. Charlotte, 4530 Differdange
Sunday, 7 November between 10am-1pm - info & tickets

This workshop will be a complete beginner’s guide to stand-up comedy, from writing your first piece of material to successfully delivering it on stage and then fine-tuning your work into a short set to get the very best out of each comedy workshop participant. The workshop will be fun and fully interactive throughout, with support and advice provided by established Irish comedian Danny O'Brien. If you're nervous or unsure how to begin, no worries, these are the exact subjects that will be covered.


7. Swap plants at Mudam

What: Green fingers
Mudam, 3 Park Drai Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg
Sunday, 7 November between 2pm-6pm - info & tickets

This Sunday, The Green Exchange – Mudam Plant Swap invites you to come to the museum, swap your plants, and ask the advice of horticulturalist Nicolas Schmelz. Just when everyone is putting their plants to bed for the winter, Mudam has decided to enjoy a second blossoming with a plant swap inspired by its exhibition. Like in the artwork FreePlots (2019) by artist Hito Steyerl, who worked in collaboration with a local community garden, this project reminds us that property doesn’t necessarily need to be private; it can be shared, and function as collective ownership. Just come to the museum with a plant or some seeds and swap these with one of the many other plants on offer. When art enthusiasts and nature lovers come together, a sense of community is guaranteed.


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