Wow, so many festivals this weekend! This is just a small selection...
1. Hear hundreds of acts at Fete de la Musique
What: Celebration of music
Where: Dozens of municipalities in Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 18 June - info here
It's the third Saturday of June, meaning dozens of communes in the Grand Duchy are erecting big stages in public squares, booking local bands and putting on a big, free music night. Pop, rock, hip hop, big bands, jazz, metal...there's something for all tastes. Check out the full programme here, and enjoy a musical Saturday night (with more shows continuing throughout the following week).
2. Visit Neimenster open day
What: Artists in residence
Where: Neimenster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 18 June between 2-8pm - more info here
Numerous artist are in the middle of a residency at Neimenster, finetuning their craft (in all disciplines), discovering new creative trajectories and sharing them with the public. This Saturday, each one of them opens their workshop doors for you to discover, ask questions, and be inspired.
3. See OPL team up with local bands
This Sunday, the Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Gast Waltzing, is putting on a big open air show under the Belval blast furnaces. Prominent local music acts are invited to play a song each, rearranged for orchestra. An intense and varied programme guaranteed for sure, as the guests range from all possible genres.
4. Be in nature with the family
Over the weekend, the Haus vun der Natur (house of nature) site in Kockelscheuer will be transformed into a nature festival, with activities such as beekeeping, sheep shearing, blacksmithing and more. There are natural products on sale as well, including food and drinks, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. There's also a big play area for kids. A great family event in the fresh air. Guests under 16 are free, above it's €2 per person, but that all goes to the non-profit.
5. Discover urban history of Pfaffenthal
What: Get to know the district's past
Where: Various locations around Pfaffenthal
When: Saturday, 18 June and Sunday, 19 June between 10am-6pm - more info here
The Pfaffenthal district is a true gem of the capital, nestled between the Alzette river and high plateau of the City. The district, now rather residential, was once a key industrial site. This rich history is presented over the weekend at the Urban History Festival. Discover sites and monuments, both from the outside and inside, and see the hidden places that otherwise remain closed to the general public.
6. See sculptures and bands at Schloss Kewenig
What: Just across the border
Where: Schloß Kewenig 1, 54675 Körperich, Germany - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 18 June at 6pm (exhibition open all day) - more info here
Pop across the border to Schloss Kewenig (near Vianden) to see a sculpture exhibition this weekend, as well as live music on Saturday night. In fact, this castle featured in the last episode of Home(s) on RTL Play. 17 artists from 11 nations are showcasing their work in the gardens. Then there's live music between 6pm and midnight on Saturday.
7. Attend a full-day compost workshop
How do you build a compost heap in the garden? Or how do you successfully compost indoors with the help of worms? In this full-day workshop with guide Mario Villamiel, you'll discover the effective mechanisms of soil and the essential role of microbiology and biodiversity. Registration is required, and costs €70. Email email@example.com.
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