Welcome to the weekend! Friday marks Neighbour Day in Luxembourg, so time to get the street together for a little party. But there's plenty more, too!
1. Go to KLEIN.'s album release party
KLEIN. is the project of Luxembourg multi-instrumentalist Jerome Klein, who intertwines pop with jazz and electronica. He shares the stage with Niels Engel, Pol Belardi and Charles Stoltz, three incredible musicians (and multi-instrumentalists) in their own right. This weekend he is presenting his new album Sonder at Kulturfabrik, a show that guarantees an explosive energy, deep melancholic tones and plenty of live musicianship. Really worth it, according to this editor.
2. Geek out at geek fair
What: Pay homage to the 80s and 90s
Where: Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxemburg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 21 May as of 12pm and Sunday, 22 May as of 10am - more info
Remember those weekend mornings spent reading or watching cartoons? Playing Super Mario on the NES? Meeting friends for an afternoon game of Risk, or discovering films like ET, Star Wars or Back to the Future for the first time? All these memories are about to be revived at the Geek Fair! Find the video and board games that you've been missing (or regret selling decades ago), discover cartoons you missed out on or even have your old Game Boy repaired! Folks, it's time to be a child again at Rotondes this weekend - nobody will judge.
3. Hear talk about Europe and its future
Faced with the current challenges – war in Europe, climate change, populism and misinformation – European citizens are asking more questions than ever about their relationship with Europe. What place and role does/should the European Union occupy in the world? How can we define European democracy today? How to respond to the climate and energy challenges in the world? These are the questions that guests will try to answer during this Nuit des idées (Night of Ideas) in Luxembourg. Just a head's up that the talk will mostly be in French and German.
4. Discover outdoor adventures and activity centres
What: Tree climbing, skydiving, horse-riding and more...
Where: Various locations
When: As preferred - article here
Whether it's a canoe trip on the Sûre, soaring skyward in a hot air balloon, or hitting the high ropes at an activity centre, Luxembourg has you covered. Last year, our colleague Brendan put together an epic list of outdoor adventure activities in the Grand Duchy (or close by). Find the full list here.
5. Watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
This 2022 Marvel superhero film tells the story of Dr Stephen Strange, who casts a forbidden spell that opens a portal to the multiverse. However, a threat emerges that may be too big for his team to handle. Great if you're looking for some action combined with fantasy.
6. See contemporary art at LuxExpo
What: Art from Luxembourg and surroundings
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 20 May - Sunday, 22 May, times vary - more info
The Luxembourg Art Fair opens its doors again this weekend after a pandemic-induced break of two years. More than 80 galleries and 3,000 works are exhibited, including paintings, sculptures, photography and more. Whether you're looking for an addition to your living room design, or just want to take in contemporary art without a purchase, this can be a nice afternoon event on either Friday (open til 10pm), Saturday (11am-8pm) or Sunday (11am-7pm).
© Frank Elsen
7. Celebrate your neighbours
What: Nopeschfest 2022
Where: In your local area
When: Friday, 20 May or over the weekend - more info here
This Friday marks Neighbour Festival! Who keeps a watchful eye on your house when you're away, takes out the trash or empties the mailbox? Or do you have neighbours who play loud dubstep music at 4am on a Tuesday night? Ok, then maybe not, but on this day it's time to celebrate each other's neighbours. Organise a little gathering in the street this weekend, using press material from the Luxembourg Association of Local Solidarity. Check with your municipality, as they may even set up traffic barriers so you can use your street freely. 44 Luxembourg municipalities support the Nopeschfest 2022 already, so if yours is one of them, a gathering may already have been organised - full list here.
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