A Eurovision fan arrives in Liverpool. / © AFP
Welcome to the weekend! Get sporty at Night of Sports, attend jazz, classical or indie festivals, eat at food trucks or find gems at car boot sale.
1. See fast fingers at Luxembourg Guitar Festival
What: Free concerts & exhibition
Where: Conservatory, 33 Rue Charles Martel, 2134 Hollerich - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 13 May - Sunday, 14 May, times vary - more info here
A must-see event for all guitar players (and fans of classical music) this weekend: The Luxembourg Guitar Festival is back at the Conservatory, a free event spanning two days showcasing international players and top local students. The Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo is performing works by Piazzolla, Pujol and Brouwer on Saturday at 7pm, and on Sunday four young guitarists battle for the top prize in the international competition. In the corridors you'll also find exhibitions on guitars and a skilled luthier.
2. Discover treasures at Car Boot Sale
What: British Ladies Club event
Where: Parking Adenauer, Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, 1359 Kirchberg-Plateau - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 13 May between 9am-4pm - more info here
Head down to parking Adenauer in Kirchberg and discover a treasure trove of pre-loved clothing, toys and household, sport and garden items at the 29th British Ladies Club Car Boot Sale. If it fits in the boot of your car, it can be found at the car boot sale, and you'll be giving unwanted gems a new home. For any inquiries about the event or to request a space of your own, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All profits from the sale of spaces will go to charity.
3. Get stuffed at food truck festival
What: Global kitchens on wheels
Where: Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Clausen Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 13 May and Sunday, 14 May between 11.30am-8pm - more info here
Food trucks from around the Benelux and France are rolling onto Kirchberg for the Yumm Festival! Head down to Place de l'Europe (combine it with the previous Car Boot Sale suggestion?) for a fine selection of meaty, veggie, vegan, Asian, Thai, American or Italian food truck dishes - there's something for everyone.
4. Watch (and judge) Eurovision with the RTL Today team!
What: World's biggest music event
Where: Stream right here on RTL Today
When: Saturday, 13 May as of 8.30pm
Ah, Eurovision. That annual music event where extravagant outfits, crazy dance moves, secret political statements and weird pan-flute solos are more important than the actual songs. RTL Today will be streamingthe world's biggest music event this Saturday, alongside live ticker commentary from this team's "music critics". Join us for an evening of fun and get involved by sending in your own remarks and pictures from home - we'll try to find positive things to say about the acts, we promise. Could Loreen take home the trophy again?
5. Play games on World Gaming Day
What: Playful Saturday
Where: Parc Gerlache, 24 Rue du parc de Gerlache, 4574 Differdange - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 13 May between 11am-7pm - more info here
As we're celebrating World Gaming Day this weekend, Parc Gerlache in Differdange is transforming into one massive outdoor gaming area. Just bring yourself and find a game to join with friends or strangers. It's all free and games are provided (but it's also cool to bring your own if you want to).
6. Take your pick of music festivals
What: Culture Forest Festival or Like A Jazz Machine
Where: Various venues, see links below
When: Culture Forest Festival on Saturday, Like A Jazz Machine between Friday - Sunday
The month of May often marks the start of the music festival season, and it's true, because you're spoiled for choice this weekend. If you're into pop/rock/urban/electronic, head to the Culture Forest Festival in Esch, where the line-up includes local pop and indie bands. There's also plenty of delicious food on offer. If you're more into jazz, then the Like A Jazz Machine (name says it all) in Dudelange is just for you.
7. Participate in Night of Sports
What: From Teqball to cheerleading to Aqua biking
Where: 42 communes, see link below
When: Saturday, 13 May between 11am and midnight - full programme here
Sports clubs and associations across 42 different communes are participating in this year's Night of Sports. Discover unusual activities such as Teqball and Zumba Jombolo in Rumelange, Cheerleading in Esch, Crossminton in Bettembourg, Spikeball in Leudelange or water sports such as sailing in Lultzhausen and Aqua biking in Troisvierges and Mersch.The programme is packed up until midnight, so time to get active!
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