Welcome to the weekend! Calling on all book lovers for Walfer Bicherdeeg, car lovers for the International Motor Show, concert-lovers and all other lovers!
1. See The Jesus and Mary Chain
What: Scottish sensation
Where: Den Atelier, 54 rue de Hollerich, 1740 Luxembourg
When: Sunday, 21 November at 7pm - info & tickets
Chaotic and revolutionary in the 80s, East Kilbride's The Jesus & Mary Chain blew a massive hole in the mainstream pop world with their signature sonics and no-nonsense attitude. Check out this interview our contributor Isabella Eastwood did with Jim Reid. On this tour, The Jesus & Mary Chain are playing their seminal record Darklands in full and, in the second part of the evening, treating fans to rare tracks, B-sides and other treats.
2. Hear young composers of Luxembourg Composition Academy
What: Young composing stars
Where: Several locations around Luxembourg City
When: Saturday, 20 November at 11am - info & reservation
Co-organised by Neimënster, the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the United Instruments of Lucilin ensemble, eight young composers worked for a week on a new piece alongside Clara Iannotta and George Aperghis, two internationally renowned teachers, and an ensemble of professional musicians. Hear the big composers of tomorrow in this closing concert, and discover the fruit of their hard labour!
© Alfonso Salgueiro
3. Check wheels at International Motor Show
What: Car exhibition
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 19 November - Sunday, 21 November, times vary - info & tickets
The ultimate rendezvous for all aficionados and fervent connoisseurs of great cars and motorbikes: The International Motor Show. The show brings together sports cars and motorbikes, exceptional models, as also competition and collectors cars from all kinds of dealers and collectors. The exhibit runs throughout the weekend from Friday to Sunday.
4. Listen to young activist and journalist Janna Jihad
What: Thought-provoking talk
Where: Amnesty International Luxembourg, 23 rue des Etats-Unis, 1477 Luxembourg
When: Friday, 19 November between 12.30-1.30pm, more info here
On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Amnesty International Luxembourg has invited Janna Jihad, a young activist and journalist from Palestine determined to make her voice heard. Since she was seven years old, she has used her camera to document her community (with often violent scenes), posting them on social media. At the age of 13, Janna was recognised as one of the world's youngest journalists.
Maen Hammad, campaigner and researcher for Amnesty International's North Africa and Middle East region, will also participate in the event and speak about the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
© Tanya HabjouqaNOOR
5. Explore books and literature at Walfer Bicherdeeg 2021
What: Calling on all book lovers
Where: Route de Diekirch, 7220 Walferdange
When: Saturday, 20 November - Sunday, 21 November as of 10am - info here
Walfer Bicherdeeg 2021 is the annual get together for Luxembourg's literary legends and lovers. This weekend the Walfer book fair, Walfer Bicherdeeg, is open once more where you can find books in all the languages of Luxembourg. You’ll get a chance to chat with some authors present, book publishers and sellers, and there’s a children’s section too. Plus, take part in the famous RTL Dictée - in English! So come and enjoy yet another outdoor activity suitable for all the family. Last week Lisa Burke spoke about the topic with two guests.
6. Watch The Worst Person in the World
What: Romantic story
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Avenue J-F Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg
When: Many dates as of this weekend, times vary - info & tickets
This Norwegian dark comedy-drama was selected as Norway's entry for the Best International Feature Film, nominated for a Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, and Renate Reinsve won the Best Actress award there. In the film, a young woman battles indecisiveness as she traverses the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path.
7. See magic show for kids
What: Presented by ANIMATRIX
Where: CEPA, 1 rue de l'Aciere, 1112 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 20 November at 11am and 2.30pm - info & tickets
Two magic shows are taking place this weekend for kids between the ages of 4-9, in Luxembourgish, at the CEPA in Luxembourg City. Choose between sessions at 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday, reservation required prior to the event.
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