Welcome to the weekend! See Carmina Burana or hear Saxitude, attend comedy festival, watch the new Omar Sey film or celebrate Chinese New Year.

1. See Carmina Burana

What: You will not be disappointed
Rockhal, 5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4083 Esch-sur-Alzette - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 15 January at 2.30pm - info & tickets

Carmina Burana
is one of the most famous musical and ballet masterpieces of the 20th century, composed by Carl Orff and based on a collection of lyrical poems. The songs tell the story of love, life and death, as well as the pleasures and perils of drinking, gambling and lust. This production by Franceconcert brings together nearly 100 musicians and performers from the National Opera and Ballet Theater Maria Biesu of Moldova. Take a look at this stunning short trailer below...

2. Attend Cringe Comedy Festival

What: Cringeworthy material
Updown Bar, 28 Mnt du Grund, 1645 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 13 January at 7.30pm - info & tickets

Local comedy organisation Luxembourg Comedy is hosting the The First Luxembourg Cringe Comedy Festival! Spread out across the next two months, each one of the four evenings has a different theme: Saturday's theme is ‘The Dudes’, described as light and perky comedy, followed by ’The Intellects‘, ‘The Nasties’ and ‘The Ladies’ in the next weeks. All events take place at Updown Bar in the Grund. Grab your tickets online, pop in early with a drink and getting those laughing muscles shaking!


3. Draw Mangas at Differdange library

What: From the age of 12
Aalt Stadhaus, 38, avenue Charlotte, L-4530 Differdange
When: Saturday, 14 January between 2-4pm - more info here

Come and discover how to draw a manga character or refine the features, facial expressions, patterns and decorations typical of manga drawing. You'll be in the professional hands of Sabrina Kaufmann, a creative illustrator and entrepreneur from Luxembourg (check her work here). Entrance is free but registration is required.


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4. See exhibition on Mauthausen concentration camp

What: The horrific truth
Where: Neimenster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Between now and 24 February - more info here

The Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria was one of the harshest of its kind. Mainly reserved for political prisoners but also Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, Roma and Sinti, Homosexuals and so-called "asocials", about 120,000 men and women were killed. Also some 170 Luxembourgers spent time there. They were killed working in stone quarries, executed or murdered in the gas chambers. In this hell, a special service called Erkennungsdienst was responsible for taking photographs and documenting daily life in the camps.

This exhibition brings together 500 photographs from several collections (SS officers, released detainees, American liberators and those taken by the Spanish prisoner Francisco Boix). It runs until 24 February.


5. Watch Tirailleurs

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

Lupin star Omar Sy stars in a new French-Senegalese war film, shining light on the riflemen from France's former colonies. In Tirailleurs, a father enlists in the army to stick by his teenage son, and they must fight in the trenches of France during World War I.

6. Celebrate Chinese New Year

What: Numerous events lined up
Where: China Cultural Center, 3 Bd Joseph II, 1840 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Starting Saturday, 14 January between 9.30am-2.30pm - more info here

Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on Sunday 22 January, starting a year of the Rabbit. But you don't have to be on the other side of the planet to celebrate - you can do just that here! The China Cultural Center of Luxembourg has a programme spanning several weeks to say 再见 (zàijiàn, goodbye) to 2022 and 你好 (Ni hao/hello) to 2023, starting with a painting exhibition on Saturday, followed by a Dance and Music Show and Reception next week.


7. Get funky with Saxitude

What: Four saxes
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 14 January at 7.30pm - info & tickets

Saxitude is all about saxs and attitude! Formed in 2004, Robi Arend, Gregory Ney, Pierre Cocq-Amann and Dominique Gatto have brought joy to audiences around Luxembourg and the Greater Region with this trendy format. Whether swing, funk classics or modern pop, the group does it all, paired with great humour.

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