Welcome to the weekend! Take a night walk for kids, get green fingers at garden expo, swap clothes, or celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Cheers!
1. Hear duo Angélique Kidjo & Alexandre Tharaud
What: Singer & pianist
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Sunday, 19 March at 8pm - info & tickets
This concert by Angélique Kidjo and Alexandre Tharaud is about love, the words it inspires and the suffering it brings. Both artists are known for the genre-spanning projects, and in this format perform the songs of legends like Josephine Baker, Édith Piaf and Claude Nougaro. An intimate evening in the Grand Auditorium.
2. Get green fingers at LuxExpo
What: Three-day gardening fair
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 17 March - Sunday, 19 March - info & tickets
The Jardirêve is a must-see for all garden lovers. It's on the most important garden events in the region, and showcases a hand-picked selection of leading garden experts from Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands. Not only are there lots of deco ideas, but also useful tips and offers to make your own garden dream come true.
3. Swap your fashionable outfits
What: Refresh your closet
Where: Rotondes, 3 Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 18 March at 2pm - more info here
Come to Rotondes on Saturday for the first youngcaritas clothes swap. The rules are simple: Bring a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 10 items of clothing. You will receive tokens which you can exchange for the same number of clothes. Happy swapping!
4. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
What: Irish National Day
Where: Numerous locations around the country
When: Friday, 17 March
It's St Patrick's Day this Friday, and oh, what a great way to start the weekend! Luxembourg is home to a large Irish community and there are many traditional pubs, Irish music sessions and sports events around. Pop into one of the many pubs for a pint of Guinness and a meal, listen to local bands perform, and enjoy celebrations with the local community!
5. Watch The Fabelmans
What: Love for film
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 18 March at 8pm - info & tickets
This semi-autobiographical movie centred around Steven Spielberg's life shows how young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see "The Greatest Show on Earth." Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother. But he soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how films help him see the truth.
6. Attend People's Choice Awards
What: Hollywood-style awards ceremony
Where: Gotham, 14 Av. de la Faiencerie, 1510 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Friday, 17 March at 8pm - more info here
Friend of RTL Marina is hosting Luxembourg's first People's Choice Awards, a party at Gotham whereby voters choose their favourite hotel, commune, tattoo parlour, best Luxembourgish wine or favourite local artist, pizza place, hairdresser etc. Grab a ticket, enjoy the festive ceremony and get ready for the dance floor after!
7. See City by night (for kids)
What: Guided walk
Where: Youth Hostel Luxembourg, 2 Rue du Fort Olisy, 2261 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 18 March from 6pm (2 hours) - more info here
On Saturday, the youth hostel of Luxembourg City will host a nocturnal adventure walk around the capital for kids. As dusk falls, a guide will take you on a 6km walk through the parks of the city and past the many ramparts of the Old Town. Some refreshments are provided afterwards. Places are limited, so book early.
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