Welcome to the weekend! Scare away the winter at Buergbrennen, hear indie-folk or jazz, see a tech festival at Rotondes, or celebrate migration at LuxExpo.
1. Hear international jazz acts at Echter'Jazz
What: Robin McKelle & Sascha Ley
Where: Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach - Google Maps
When: Friday, 24 February at 8pm - info & tickets
One of Luxembourg's loveliest jazz festivals is taking place in Echternach this week, bringing together local and international acts at the Trifolion main hall. Thursday saw the Organ Trio, composed of Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart and Peter Bernstein, take to the stage for a soulful blend of jazz and improvisation. On Friday, you can see powerhouse vocalist, jazz and soul songwriter Robin McKelle, as well as local jazz singer Sascha Ley. Tickets available at the evening desk.
2. Drop by Multiplica festival
What: Tech art or art tech?
Where: Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 24 February - Sunday, 26 February - info & tickets
The digital art and music festival Multiplica returns to the Rotondes for a fourth edition. Sure, on a daily basis digital tech simplifies our domestic and professional lives, and in the field of the arts it allows for new forms of expression and creation. Multiplica gives pride of place to digital and multimedia art creations from the Luxembourg and the international scene. Check out the full, three-day programme of audiovisual performances, concerts, DJ sets, workshops for children and adults, and an interactive exhibition.
3. See singer-songwriter Meskerem Mees
What: Belgian rising star
Where: Opderschmelz, 1a Rue du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 25 February at 8pm - info & tickets
Meskerem Mees is one of the most praised and exciting indie-folk singer-songwriters to emerge in the last few years. Since releasing her first single "Joe" in 2020, she won the Montreux Jazz Talent Award in 2021 and Grand Jury Prize at the Music Moves Europe Awards in early 2022. At only 23 she's got a stellar career ahead of her. Her songs are nostalgic, poetic, sensitive and hymn-like with touches of humour and a wink. Be inspired by this young lady and her soul-influenced ballads.
4. Attend last weekend of Tacita Dean exhibition
What: British visual artist
Where: Mudam, 3 Park Dräi Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg - Google Maps
When: Anytime, exhibition ends on Sunday - more info here
Since the early 1990s, visual artist Tacita Dean has developed a singular body of work using multiple mediums, like film, photography and sound; drawing, printmaking and collage. Encompassing a diverse array of subjects, her work is characterised by a careful observation of time, a keen attention to history and a love of the fine details in life. A great believer in the non-deliberate act, Dean sometimes allows contingency, circumstance and accident to dictate the final outcome of a work. Check out her work on this final exhibition weekend at Mudam.
© Remi Villaggi
5. Watch Raging Bull
What: With Robert de Niro
Where: Cinematheque, 17 Pl. du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 26 February at 8pm - info & tickets
A middleweight ascends through the ranks to achieve his first shot at a boxing title. But his personal life, laden with paranoia, jealousy and rage, scuttles his professional growth. A very well-received Martin Scorsese film.
6. Celebrate festival of migration & culture
What: Annual tradition
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 25 February between 12pm-12am, and Sunday, 26 February between 12-8pm - more info here
Celebrate Luxembourg's diversity, rich migration history and diverse culture at the LuxExpo 40th Festival of Migration, Culture and Citizenship. There will be loads of stands and small gifts to take home, food and beverages, music programmation, dance and games for kids. And it's free! The organisers also came to say hi on RTL Today.
7. Scare away the winter at Buergbrennen
What: Great time for local food, too!
Where: Check out your own municipality
When: Sunday evening when it starts getting dark
On the first Sunday after carnival, the 'Buergen' (torches) are lit across the Grand Duchy to chase away the winter. This traditional festival brings together crowds in all the country's municipalities. It is a time for neighbours, local celebrities and associations to meet, drink and eat and enjoy the sight of the flames. Here's all you need to know about the event.
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