The municipality of Dudelange is serving a free, regional breakfast on Saturday morning. / © Unsplash
Welcome to the weekend! Take in classical music, visit a craft beer festival or agricultural fair, learn about Kirchberg or enjoy a local, free breakfast.
1. Have a musical Friday lunch break
If you work in the City and are looking to spice up your Friday lunch break, head down to the Villa Vauban gardens, where brass musicians from the Philharmonic Orchestra are playing a free, 30-minute set in the sunshine. Not sure it's appropriate to actually be nibbling on your sandwich if you sit at the front, but I'm sure you'll find a moment or two to tear into that baguette if you're on the grass further in the back. PS: In case of rain, concerts are moved to the Protestant Church.
2. Visit agricultural fair
What: Bringing together all green fingers
Where: Hall du Deich, 3 Rue du Deich, 9012 Ettelbruck - Google Maps
When: Friday, 1 July until Sunday, 3 July - info & tickets
Each year Ettelbruck attracts people from all over the Greater Region with an interest for agriculture, biological products, research, forestry, agricultural machinery, gardening and more. In other words, everyone with green fingers could (and should) be found here. Even RTL Today Radio will be present Meredith and Nathan will be about the place to chat things up, possibly quizzing you on your vegetable garden knowledge or sharing random boring facts such as that average tree can provide enough wood to make 170,100 pencils.
3. Hear mandolins and guitars at international festival
200 musicians from 6 countries and 13 concerts: The International Mandolin and Guitar Festival in Heffingen this weekend promises to be a diverse one. Each hour, different ensembles play one-hour concerts, often ranging in styles as well, from classical to baroque to pop and film music. Besides the concerts themselves, guitar and mandolin builders present their work at craft stands. Entry is free on both days.
4. Discover craft beers at festival
Better come thirsty this weekend as 20 local and international craft brewers are gathering for the 4th edition of the Kirchbéier Festival! Have a taste here and there, learn about the process and distinctive difference between making these craft beers, and enjoy the weekend sunshine along with some DJs and good vibes. Melissa from The Home Stretch actually did an interview with the organisers, listen to/read it here and both Melissa and Christos will be at the event on Saturday so please do go say hi..
5. Watch The Departed
An undercover agent and a spy constantly try to counter-attack each other in order to save themselves from being exposed in front of the authorities. Meanwhile, both try to infiltrate an Irish gang. With a star line-up of actors, including Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson and more.
6. Learn about the future projects of Kirchberg
What: Kirchberg Fund guided tour
Where: Fonds Kirchberg, 4 Rue Erasme, 1468 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 2 July between 10am-12pm - more info here
Since the installation of the first European institutions, the Plateau de Kirchberg has been constantly changing. From an administrative campus, it is currently developing into a mixed, densified district, which reconciles all the functions of urban life: housing, work and leisure. To raise awareness of the evolution of town planning and the challenges of the future, the Kirchberg Fund invites the public to a series of guided tours. These tours are free, but registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 26 43 45 10. This week's tour is in Luxembourgish.
© Fonds Kirchberg
7. Enjoy a free regional breakfast in Dudelange
The Ville de Dudelange hosts regular free breakfast markets for residents to try out local and regional products. A fantastic opportunity to seize that second breakfast of the day, socialise with friends and strangers, and learn more about the producers from the region. Takes place on the main market square.
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