Welcome to the weekend! Steer model boats at Merl Park, learn about guitars, try Stand-Up Paddle Yoga or see a critical exhibition on Russia.

1. Learn about the evolution of the electric guitar

What: "Live, Breathe and Sleep Guitars"
Skip, 6 Av. des Hauts-Fourneaux, 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette - Google Maps
When: Friday, 26 August and Saturday, 27 August at 5pm - more info here

Come and discover the history of the electric guitar at Skip in Esch-Belval. From the origins of amplification as well as its technical evolution, standardisation and commercial success through the essential models from Fender or Gibson. Who are the main guitar heroes and what imprints did they leave on rock? "Live, Breathe and Sleep Guitars" illustrates the magic of a collection, the musical instrument and its players.


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2. See open air movie nights in Grevenmacher

What: Sunset cinema
3 Rte du Vin, 6794 Grevenmacher, Luxembourg - Google Maps
 Saturday, 27 August and Sunday, 28 August at 9pm - more info here

Sunset cinema is hosting two film screenings on Saturday and Sunday on the Moselle promenade in Grevenmacher. Back to the Future (English) is programmed for Saturday, followed by The Jungle Book (in German) on Sunday. Enjoy snacks and a drink along the Moselle river while seeing the sun go down behind the screen...

3. Try Stand-Up Paddle Yoga

What: Magical morning experience
Youth hostel Lultzhausen, 20 An der Driicht, 9666 Esch-Sauer - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 27 August at sunrise (exact time tbc) - info & tickets

Sarah & John will be organising an early morning Yoga-SUP workshop on de lake in Lultzhausen. In this three-hour program, in English, participants learn about Hatha-Yoga techniques on a Stand-Up Paddle board. All against the backdrop of the rising sun. Swimming experience is mandatory, of course. After the session, breakfast is served in the youth hostel. Guests are also invited to make it a weekend trip, and arrive an evening before to stay at the location.


4. Hear Bright Eyes at den Atelier

What: Indie-rock
Where: Den Atelier, 54 Rue de Hollerich, 1740 Luxembourg Google Maps
When: Sunday, 28 August at 7pm - info & tickets

American indie-rockers Bright Eyes are playing den Atelier on Sunday. Bright Eyes began in 1995 as a recording moniker for a then 15-year old Conor Oberst’s work with producer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Mogis. Over the last two-plus decades, Bright Eyes have released an impressive list of albums, which they are now planning to re-issue with additional recordings. A great indie sound not to be missed.

Listen to RTL Today's radio interview with Bright Eyes here.

5. See exhibition on artist's take on Russia

What: Maxim Kantor on Putin's Russia (1992-2022)
Where: MNHA, Marché-aux-Poissons, 2345, Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Running until 16 October 2022 - more info here

Russian aggression takes us back to some of the darkest times in European history. Coincidentally, before the Ukraine war, the MNHA was already in contact with Russian born artist Maxim Kantor, known for his critical attitude towards the Putin regime and recent developments in Russia. Kantor spontaneously agreed to show more than sixty of his critical works. The show also includes a painting specially created for the exhibition and which Kantor gave its title: "The Rape of Europe". Admission to the exhibition is free; however, visitors are invited to join the Luxembourg Red Cross in providing emergency aid to all the people and victims affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine.


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6. Collect Playmobil and see massive exhibitions

What: LuxPlaymoDays
Where: Centre Sportif "Op Acker", Centre Sportif Op Acker L-4950 Bascharage - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 27 August and Sunday, 28 August between 9am-6pm - more info here

If you or your kids like Playmobil then visit the annual international gathering of Playmobil collectors. The biggest and oldest Playmobil event of this kind in the region, having attracted thousands of visitors over the years. Check out this video below, it's pretty crazy!

7. Steer boats at Merl Park

What: Captain for a day
Where: Merl Park, 28a Rue de Bragance, 1255 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 27 August and Sunday, 28 August between 11am-5pm - more info here

Head down to Merl Park this weekend and pick up one of the 16 wind-propelled miniature sailboats, which you can drive around on the small lake. This proved to be a massive hit last year, so the City brought it back this weekend between 11am-5pm. Ahoy!


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