Welcome to the weekend! It may be Friday the 13th, but you're still lucky with the wide range of events in store for you this Spring weekend!

1. Go to Like A Jazz Machine

What: Three-day jazz feast
Opderschmelz, 1a Rue du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange - Google Maps
When: Friday, 13 May to Sunday, 15 May - info & tickets

Like A Jazz Machine has become one of the Western Europe's top jazz festivals, hosted at Opderschmelz in Dudelange, attracting local and international acts each year. Some names that jump out are Bobby Sparks II (Snarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin), Kenny Garrett (Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Art Blakey) and Luxembourg's own Maxime Bender, who is presenting his new album ahead of its September release. Get tickets for Saturday and Sunday, or individual days. Full programme and line-up here. "Hearing jackets" are available for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to enjoy concerts through the use of jackets that vibrate to the music.


2. See sporty Night of Culture in Esch

What: Culture meets sports
Various locations around Esch-sur-Alzette
Friday, 13 May to Sunday, 15 May - more info

Night of Culture usually takes place in early spring and mid summer, but this weekend, the events gets into sport. Esch-sur-Alzette, a leading city in the sports field, will honour its history. Participants can rediscover the bicycle in an exhibition, take part in yoga classes in unusual places, take part in Cape Verdean painting and dance workshops (with meals served as well), rediscover the newly renovated swimming pool, join a Japanese tea ceremony, play tennis without raquets, try teqball, meet clowns or see a mural created by locals. The list is massive, so better check it out here.


3. Hear bassist Adam Ben Ezra

What: Multi-instrumentalist & more than internet sensation
CAPE, 1 Pl. Marie-Adélaïde, 9063 Ettelbruck - Google Maps
When: Friday, 13 May at 8.30pm - info and tickets

Adam Ben Ezra has been a phenomenon for a long time, especially since blowing up on YouTube with his incredible bass playing videos. An instrument that is usually in the background, Ezra uses his instrument for percussion, loops melodies and creates rich, textured soundscapes. All of this talent has led him to play alongside renowned musicians such as Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten and Richard Bona. Plus, he also plays the violin, piano, clarinet, oud, flute and cajon - wowzers! Strap up because you'll not comprehend how only one person is capable of all of this.

4. Visit flower garden in Hesperange

What: Plants, trees and flowers
474 Rte de Thionville, 5886 Hesperange Google Maps
When: Friday, 12 May - Sunday, 14 May, times vary - more info

The L'Ambiance Jardins plant fair and flower garden in Hesperange is for all lovers of plants, flowers, trees and more. Stroll through the green park, take in the fragrances of roses and bulbs, and find a quiet spot for a coffee or snack. If there's something you like, take it home for your own garden. The park is open only this weekend, tickets are €7, and all guests under 16 are free.


5. Watch Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

What: Uplifting storyline and stunning landscapes
Where: Ciné Utopia, 16 Av. de la Faiencerie, 1510 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Times vary this weekend - info and film programme

This film was Bhutan's first Oscar nomination. An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to relocate to Australia, but as a reprimand, he is sent to the most remote school in the country's mountains, where he finds the simple joy in teaching young children. Fun fact: All the actors in Lunana are highlanders, many of whom had never seen the outside world, thus never seen a movie nor a camera. They also used toothpaste for the first time.

6. Visit the Luxembourg Museum Days

What: Free entry
Where: Numerous museums around the country, see links below
When: Saturday, 14 May and Sunday, 15 May between 10am-6pm - more info

This weekend, cross the country and discover Luxembourg's museums for free! With a special programme for the whole family, over 40 museums open their doors from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and invite the public to discover their collections and activities. Find the complete programme here - most museums are open in the city, but each bigger town will have at least one as well.


© Luxembourg City Museum

7. Hike around Mondorf and Dalheim

What: Discover old Roman baths
Where: Gemengeplaz 5680 Dalheim - Google Maps
When: Anytime

The weather is perfect for a relaxed hike this weekend. This short, two-hour hike begins outside the Town Hall of Dalheim, before taking you past the ancient Roman thermal baths. The walk finishes in Mondorf, but bus 180 takes you back every hour (and for free, remember?). For more info on this hike, as well as numerous others, look here.


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