Welcome to the weekend! Jazz cats are in Echternach, grab a Syrian meal in Esch, hear Damon Albarn at the Phil or become a young art detective.
1. Grab a delicious Syrian meal
The Mesa "transition home" in Esch is hosting a Syrian kitchen on Saturday for lunch, offering delicious meals for a price decided by the customer - pay what you're able to spend. The meal will be made in part from food recovered from the Foodsharing Luxembourg association. Services at 12pm and 1.45pm. Call 2 653 2670 to reserve, or pop by spontaneously and hopefully get lucky.
2. Hear Gorillaz and Blur member Damon Albarn
The multi-talented Damon Albarn – a founding member of Blur, of The Good, The Bad & The Queen, and the virtual group Gorillaz – loves unwinding in Iceland. This Friday he invites his audience to a musical tour of the island nation’s glacial landscapes. Inspired by the extraordinary variety of Icelandic landscapes, Albarn developed his very personal project "The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows", a title borrowed from the English romantic John Clare. Unfolding an almost orchestral richness of sound, Albarn uses music as a medium to trace the transience of time and the fragility of nature.
3. Be a young art detective
Take your kids to Villa Vauban this Saturday, where they are introduced to the work of Luxembourgish artist Misch da Leiden, in a fun and playful way, becoming "art detectives" to look for things other can't see!
4. Attend a walking workshop
Most times when we walk somewhere we either think about reaching our destination, or we're in a rush, not really observing the journey or our surroundings. In this walking workshop, led by walking artist Alisa Oleva, the group will spend time listening, walking, observing, noticing, and sharing. How does the city move us and how do we move it? Where is the place where you can see everyone but no one can see you? How long can you follow a line, or a stranger? What are the routes you take every day? Where would you really like to go?
5. Watch Marry Me
Pop superstar Kat Valdez is about to get married before an audience of her loyal fans. However, seconds before the ceremony, she learns about her fiance's cheating ways and has a meltdown on stage. In a moment of inspired insanity, Kat locks eyes with a total stranger in the crowd and marries him on the spot. As forces conspire to separate the unlikely newlyweds, they must soon decide if two people from such different worlds can find true love together.
6. Get tickets to Echter'Jazz festival
A phenomenal line-up of jazz acts are visiting the Grand Duchy this weekend. Friday sees Eric Legnini & Arthur Possing take to the stage, as well as Manu Katché, who has played with everyone ranging from Joni Mitchell to Sting and Peter Gabriel. On Saturday, Michel Meis 4tet will perform prior to the Jakob Bro Trio, and Brad Mehldau is coming Sunday. Trifolion has done a great job there bringing some big names and local breakthrough talents together.
© Eric Engel, Marc Obin, Arno Lam
7. Win prizes at De Gudde Wellen party
Put on your best carnival outfit for an extravaganza taking place at De Gudde Wellen this Saturday, where partygoers can win special prices with their costumes!
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