Welcome to the weekend! Attend an a cappella festival, get tickets to February concerts, taste whisky, see films and theatre or go out with the kids.

1. Get Philharmonie tickets for February

What: Great concerts coming up
Philharmonie, 1 Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: In the month of February - full programme here

While this may not be something to attend right now this weekend, getting your tickets to a few events at the Philharmonie over the next weeks may be a good idea, as they're bound to sell fast. Here are four recommendations: 1) Erwan Keravec & Mats Gustafsson on 4 February - Bagpipe and sax fusion, 2) Bartleby Delicate & Guests on 10 February, Lux singer-songwriter, 3) Mariza on 12 & 13 February - Portuguese fado star, 4) Damon Albarn on 26 February - Blur and Gorillaz member.

2. Taste whisky with food and music

What: 2,5-hour course
Wengler Châteaux & Domaines, 2 Rue Neuve, 6581 Rosport-Mompach - Google Maps
Friday, 28 January at 7pm - info & tickets

An in-depth exploration of Scotland through Scotch Malt Whisky! Join the folks over at Wengler Châteaux & Domaines as you sample a range of delicious whiskies while learning about its background and taste, and how to pair it with food. You'll be tasting six unique whiskies. Don't forget to book a taxi for the trip home.


3. Check out a cappella festival

What: Four-day festival
CAPE, 1 Pl. Marie-Adélaïde, 9063 Ettelbruck - Google Maps
When: Between Thursday, 27 January and Sunday, 30 January - info & tickets

For those unfamiliar with a cappella, it is a performance whereby vocalists do not make use of any instrumental accompaniment. But besides traditional religious songs, this festival goes way beyond what some believe a cappella can be. From Gregorian chant to folk or pop music to rap and beatbox, this festival reveals it all. Across four days, an eclectic programme is being offered at the CAPE in Ettelbruck, a festival unique in its kind, with renowned ensembles and new, upcoming talent. Tickets are available for individual days or the whole weekend. Check out this stunning performance by Rajaton below...

4. Watch The Kingdom at Grand Theatre

What: Family wars
Grand Theatre, 1 Bd Robert Schuman, 2525 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 28 January and Saturday, 29 January at 8pm - info & tickets

The Kingdom tells the story of two families who have escaped from the modern world to live in peace with nature. But after a few years spent in an environment that is as hostile as it is wonderful, mistrust and resentment overflow. One day, a barrier is placed between the two families. The Kingdom, directed by Anne-Cécile Vandalem, is an epic fable about shared territory, sin, returning to the wild, family wars, and the future seen through the eyes of children. The performance is in French.


5. See Licorice Pizza

What: Coming-of-age comedy
 Kinepolis, 45 Avenue J-F Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: This weekend, times vary - info & tickets

Licorice Pizza (starring Alana Haim from the band Haim) is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.

6. Hear Luxembourg songwriter Georges Urwald

What: Album release together with FLOTT
Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach - Google Maps
Saturday, 29 January at 8pm - info & tickets

Georges Urwald is somewhat of an icon in the Grand Duchy's world of songwriting and composition. With witty and thoughtful lyrics, he takes his audience on a journey of laughter, crying, moments of silence and completely improvised situations. An entertaining night for sure, but of course speaking the language will be an advantage.


© Lynn Theisen

7. Learn about photography for kids

What: Take a snap
MNHA, Marché-aux-Poissons, 2345, Luxembourg - Google Maps
Saturday, 29 January at 3pm - info & tickets

These days, taking photos and sharing them instantly on social networks has become a commonplace gesture. But do many kids know that photography already existed in the 19th Century? Come and discover the secrets of the art of photography and go home with your own creative shot composed during a practical workshop.


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