Welcome to the weekend! See European jazz at Neimenster, help plant fruit trees, have dinner with rock & blues, or hear a talk on future humans!

1. Get jazzy at RESET festival

What: 5th festival edition
Neimenster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 January at 8pm - info here

Over the course of a few days, eight musicians from all parts of Europe flock to Luxembourg to explore their musicality together. An intense yet rewarding project for these jazz cats, who end up composing and performing together in different formations. Head to the final "concert party" on Saturday night to see them all in action. For a full list of all participants, look here. And watch the full concert of 2020 below - goosebumps.

2. Plant fruit trees around Junglinster

What: In time for summer fruit
Weimerich, Junglinster - Google Maps
Saturday, 15 January between 9am-1.30pm - info here

After last week's event suggestion to pollard some willow trees we're staying within the woody perennial plant segment once again. This week, fruit trees are being planted in Junglinster, protected with cages. Join the natur&ëmwelt team and help out on this lovely wintery Saturday morning! Contact Nathalie Grotz, (n.grotz@natur&emwelt.lu, 29 04 04 350) for registration.


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3. See Aladdin musical

What: Magical storytelling
Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 January at 3pm - info & tickets

It is a fairytale about courage, friendship and magic. This weekend, the Theater Liberi presents Aladdin as a modern version with new musical hits composed just for the occasion. The musical performers are dressed in noble costumes, with stunning choreographies, stage decorations and lighting. The perfect backdrop for this mysterious world. PS: The performance is in German, but it could still be worth it, even if you don't speak the language.


© Theater Liberi

4. Enjoy rock & blues dinner

What: Fred Barreto & Nadja Prange
House 17, 17 Rue du N, 2229 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 January at 6.30pm - info & tickets

House17, a private London-style members club, is putting on a series of intimate concerts with members of the Grund Club, Luxembourg's songwriter collective. On 15 January, Fred Barreto will team up with Nadja Prange. One a furious guitarist, the other a top keyboardist, both excellent vocalists with their own identity. Homemade burgers will be served with French fries and salad as you enjoy a lovely concert by these two. The price is €45 per person for members, €55 for non-members.

5. Watch Hero

What: Beautifully crafted movie
 Cinémathèque, 17 Pl. du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 16 January at 8pm - info & tickets

Everybody loves a good martial arts movie! Check out this visually dazzling film from 2002, which has rave reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (94%) and IMDb (8/10). A policeman decides to narrate his heroics of killing three assassins called Long Sky, Flying Snow and Broken Sword, to Qin, the King of China.

6. Hear talk on human-enhancement technologies

What: Exciting or scary?
Espace Socioculturel, 38 Rue de Hettange, 57330 Kanfen, France - Google Maps
Friday, 14 January at 8pm - more info here

Increasing the potential of the human body by stuffing it with technology to the point of making it almost immortal is one of the aspirations of transhumanism. But should we be delighted or terrified? Or what about being repaired by implanted machines? Guillaume Morani, a young philosopher from Strasbourg who has published work on this topic, shares his thoughts in a talk in Kanfen this Friday, just across the border (talk will be in French).


7. See theatre show on "What is family?"

What: Thought-provoking show
Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxemburg, Luxembourg - Google Maps
Saturday, 15 January - Sunday, 16 January, times vary - more info here

This family-centred theatre show is an interesting one, aiming to answer the question: What is family? With great delicacy, Lorenzo Monti and Andrea Buzzetti provide subtle clues to what a family could be with the use of clothing store models: a woman and a child, a man and a woman, two men and a child and so forth. These men, women and children stand side by side, move away to form new groups and observe each other. An educational performance for the whole family.

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