Welcome to the weekend! Take your dog for a swim, see lights festival in Wiltz, get your bike registered, watch oldtimers or see the crazy Fall in cinemas.

1. Get informed and involved at mobility day

What: For children and adults
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Dudelange -  Google Maps
When: Saturday, 17 September between 9am-2pm - more info here

The City of Dudelange is hosting a mobility day on Saturday. On the agenda is an initiation course to soft mobility (cycling, scooters, skateboards) for children aged 6-12, a pedal-generated smoothie (literally pedal hard to get your smoothie after), bicycle encoding/registration by the Grand Ducal Police (against robbers!), bike repairs, cycling battles and a virtual city tour on two-wheelers. A sporty day with lots of entertainment. Oh, and refreshments/food available too if you want to compensate for the burned off calories.


2. Listen to new album by Maxime Bender's Universal Sky

What: Jazz made in Luxembourg
Available on all streaming platforms, physical CDs too
 Released on Friday, 16 September

Maxime Bender is one of Luxembourg's finest jazz saxophonists (and also the director of the Trifolion Echternach). His troupe Universal Sky have released their new album "Rise & Fall" today, and it is guaranteed to be a treat. We at RTL Today love sharing local music, and as the weather this weekend is not set to be great, some groovy jazz made in Luxembourg could fit just perfectly on a Saturday afternoon. The first single "Gravity" is already out, have a listen here.

3. Check out historic vehicles on display at Oldtimerday

What: Community get-together
Various locations, have a look at the website below
When: Saturday, 17 September and Sunday, 18 September - view full programme here

Oldtimerday (not a spelling mistake, the event is written as one word) is all about sharing a passion and interest for old vehicles. Participants can be national clubs, museums which directly or indirectly have a link with historic vehicles, companies which are active in the restoration and maintenance of old vehicles as well as industrial and technical sites, and private enthusiasts. The organisers put together a really nice, extended video a few years back:

4. Celebrate Nuits des Lampions

What: Lights, performances, expos
Where: Garden of Wiltz, 9512 Wiltz - Google Maps
When: Friday, 16 September until Sunday, 18 September - info & tickets

The Jardin de Wiltz will once again transform into a sea of lights this weekend, because Nuits des Lampions is back for its annual, three-day festival. Experience mysterious light installations, live concerts and vibrant art performances between Friday and Sunday. The full programme (click here) is both international and varied. You can get tickets to single days or the entire weekend.

5. Test your fear of heights...at the cinema

What: Fall
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Various times, check programme here

This film is for everyone afraid of heights. The reviews have been coming in...and people are literally leaving the cinema halls with sweaty palms and high levels of anxiety. Fall is about friends Becky and Hunter, who like to chase fears and push their limits. However, after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now, their expert climbing skills are put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights. To be watched on a big screen (and bring a puke bag, maybe?)

6. Take your dog for a swim

What: Season closing event
Where: Remich swimming pool, Route du Vin, 5576 Remich - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 17 September between 10am-5pm - more info here

To close off the summer season, the public swimming pool of Remich is hosting a "Muppeschwammen" day - bring your dog along to the pool (dog vaccination certificate required) and let them enjoy the waters dedicated to dogs only. (This editor can't his dog to swim anywhere, but hopefully yours does).


7. Get tickets to Simon Rattle & London Symphony Orchestra

What: Two-day programme
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Monday, 19 September and Tuesday, 20 September - info & tickets

The last event recommendation is for Monday and Tuesday, but it's a special one: Simon Rattle & the London Symphony Orchestra. One of the world’s leading orchestras, the orchestra comes to the Philharmonie not for one, but two concerts. On Monday, Sir Simon Rattle conducts Jean Sibelius and a composition by young British composer Daniel Kidane. On Tuesday, Rattle leads soloists, chorus and orchestra through Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony. An incredible two days if you love classical music - the top players are in town.


© Mark Allan

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