© Eric Engel / Anne-Maire Herckes
Welcome to Halloween weekend! Go to a haunted rave, or a halloween parade, watch a scary movie or visit a historic castle in Steampunk attire!
1. In the Mood for Blood
What: The Cinémathèque's vampire movie marathon
Where: Place du Théâtre, Luxembourg city - Google Maps
When: Throughout October and November
Throughout October and November, the Cinémathèque in Luxembourg is screening movie classics that star the bloodiest of mythological creatures: vampires. This Saturday they are screening Tim Burton’s "Dark Shadows", "What We Do in the Shadows" with Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement but also the millennial cult classic "Twilight".
However on Sunday a real treat is being pulled out of the archives. The Cinémathèque will screen "Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror". It is a silent movie from 1922 but this screening will be accompanied by live spooky piano music. The entrance fee for this movie is €3.7.
You can find the full programme of this particular movie marathon here.
© Cinémathèque Luxembourg
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2. Watch a Halloween parade
What: Halloween parade in Esch-sur-Alzette
Where: Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
When: Saturday, 28 October - from 12 pm to 6 pm - free event
In collaboration with the Science Fiction Fantasy Society Luxembourg and the association of Traders and Craftsmen of Esch, the Tourist Office in Esch is organising a Halloween parade. From noon until 6 pm food, drinks and live music can be found in front of the Town Hall in Esch. But you’ll also be able to participate in fun activities for children like face painting. Then at 3 pm the big Halloween parade will depart from Town Hall and cross the Rue de l’Alzette.
You can find the detailed programme here.
© Ville d'Esch
3. Go to a scary techno night
If you’re a fan of the spooky season and techno music, this is your place to be. The DJ’s H!Dude, Vinka Wydro and Netty Hugo will play the Lenox Club, which will be re-decorated for the occasion. Dressing up in scary costumes is also strongly encouraged. The event will be 18+ and the entrance is €15.
4. Harry Potter themed sewing class
Should your kids be big Harry Potter fans, this could be the Saturday morning activity for them. In the Kulturhaus in Nideranven stylist Anne-Marie Herckes will teach children from ages 8 to 12 how to make crafts straight out JK Rowling’s magical world. Instructions will be given in English, Luxembourgish, German, and French.
© Anne-Maire Herckes
5. Steampunk Ambience at the Preisch Castle
Now if Halloween is not your vibe, but you still want to do something that feels appropriate for the season. Just a few kilometres from the border the castle in Preisch, France is organising a steampunk event. Members of a steampunk association will be walking through the castle in their attire, but visitors are also encouraged to dress for the occasion. A ticket will cost you 12 euros but children under the age of 5 can enter for free, and children between 5 and 12 years old can enter for 9 euros. Make sure to book your tickets in advance on the website as walk-ins are not permitted.
© Chateau de Preisch
6. Vinyl record fair
What: Foire aux Disques
Where: Rotondes - Google maps
When: Sunday, 29 October - from 10 am - free entry
It can be said that quite a few people have re-discovered vinyl records, and that we are living to a sort of renaissance of consuming music through physical media. If you are a part of that group of people, the rotonde’s vinyl fair is a go-to place for you. From 10 am onwards you can browse the stands for over 50 record stores from France, Belgium, Germany and also the Netherlands.
You can find more information on the event here.
© Rotondes, Eric Engel
7. Watch the rugby finals
What: Rugby World Cup watch party
Where: Various Bars throught Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 28 October - 9 pm
It is down to the last two teams in the Rugby World Cup: New Zealand vs South Africa. Many bars are hosting watch parties for the occasion so it might be worth checking your favourite bars in and outside the city! Alternatvely you may be able to watch the bronze final on Friday eveninng also at 9 pm between Argentina and England.
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