Welcome to the weekend! Chat to winemakers in Grevenmacher, hear Benson Boone or Rachel Dadd, play (video) games, visit LuxCon and see moving dinosaurs.
1. See (moving) dinosaurs up close
What: Fun educational trip
Where: LuxExpo, 10 Circuit de La Foire Internationale, 1347 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 April - Sunday, 16 April between 10am-6pm - info & tickets
Step into a time machine and travel back 100 million years to the Mesozoic era of the dinosaurs! At this exhibition at LuxExpo, 29 of the specimens areanimated and react to movements and sounds from visitors, and 16 more are static. A great family trip to plan in - just don't get eaten alive.
© LuxExpo / Organisers
2. Play board & video games in Schifflange
What: Gaming Day
Where: Hall Polyvalent Schifflange - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 April between 11am-8pm - more info here
Various gaming organisations are coming together for a gaming day in Schifflange on Saturday. You can find classic boardgames, newer and retro video games (FIFA, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), challenges and much more. Entry is free, and there are drinks and snacks on site.
3. Hear Rachel Dadd
What: Lo-fi indie-folk
Where: De Gudde Wëllen, 17 Rue du St Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 8 April at 8pm - info & tickets
For fans of downbeat synth indie-folk, Rachel Dadd's gig at de Gudde Wëllen is not to be missed this Saturday. Earlier she performed at Glastonbury and played headline tours across the UK, Europe and Japan. Her sound is soothing and draws listeners into another universe for the duration of her set. Support is by locals First Mote.
4. Attend LuxCon 2023
What: By fans for fans
Where: Centre Culturel Opderschmelz, 1a Rue du Centenaire, 3475 Dudelange - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 April - Sunday, 16 April as of 11am - info & tickets
LuxCon 2023 is the place to celebrate science fiction, fantasy and horror culture across all media and generations. Join a group of like-minded people for two days of talks, discussions, as well as vendor, artists and hobby exhibitions. Saturday evening will see the annual Geek-Pubquiz and Geek-araoke Party. The similarly annual Cosplay competition will take place on Sunday afternoon. There are also cocktails and food trucks.
© Steve Gerges
5. Watch The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
What: Musical roadtrip
Where: Cinematheque, 17 Pl. du Théâtre, 2613 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 15 April at 9pm - more info here
Two drag queens and a transsexual take their act on the road. They have several adventures and uncover deep secrets as they travel across Australia, entertaining homophobes and enthusiasts alike.
6. Hear Benson Boone
What: Ghost Town singer
Where: Rockhal, 5 Av. du Rock'n'Roll, 4083 Esch-Belval - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 14 April at 8pm - info & tickets
Catch the talented 20-year-old pop singer and songwriter Benson Boone at Rockhal on Saturday, who has amassed a massive following on TikTok with covers and originals. His first single Ghost Town was a big hit.
7. Visit Grevenmacher wine market
What: Speak to producers, taste wines
Where: Place du Marché, L-6731 Grevenmacher - Google Maps
When: Friday, 14 April all day - more info here
The Grevenmacher wine market is an exciting place to be for all wine lovers. Winegrowers from the region present their 'new' wines and the connoisseurs will make their first predictions which wine will win some prizes. Come along for a tasting of wines and crémants and speak to local producers.
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