Welcome to the weekend! Explore contemporary, neo-soul or folk music, check out the Walfer Book Day, drink cocktails at apero workshop, or taste cremants!

1. Explore rainy days festival at Philharmonie

What: 4-day music festival
Where: Philharmonie, 1 Pl. de l'Europe, 1499 Luxembourg - Google Maps
When: Thursday, 16 November - Sunday, 19 November - tickets & info

The adventurous annual rainy days festival is dedicated to contemporary music, showcasing iconic artists as well as young composers, with a programme that includes both traditional musical instruments as well as tape machines and fog horns, conventionally notated music and improvisation. This year's theme is "Memory" and under the artistic leadership of Catherine Kontz. Get ready for four days of new music in various formats, and look out for Sunday, which is dedicated specifically to families with young children. Listen to Catherine's personal introduction below:

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2. Hear Don Piano's album release

What: R&B, Neo-Soul
Where: Kulturfabrik, 116 Rue de Luxembourg, 4221 Esch-sur-Alzette - Google Maps
When: Friday, 17 November at 8pm - info & tickets

Don Piano is the brainchild of John Wolter, a Luxembourgish drummer, composer, vocalist, and music producer. The creativity during lockdown gave birth to a dozen new songs, blending modern R&B and neo-soul with a punk-flair. Many of the themes in the album, titled "Oxytocin," are about love, heartbreak, loneliness, and coming to terms with one's demons, anxieties, and fears. Despite these dark issues, John's sound and live show remains very open and accessible. The bandleader jokingly describes the music as "depressive dancefloor anthems."


3. Read at Walferdange Book Day

What: Books & more
Where: Stade Prince Henri, 27 Rte de Diekirch, 7220 Walferdange - Google maps
When: Saturday, 18 November - Sunday, 19 November - more info here

Discover new & old books at this weekend's Walfer Bicherdeeg, where Luxembourgish and international literature comes together in the Grand Duchy. Meet authors, creatives, publishers and find books in French, Luxembourgish, German, English and more. There is also a brilliant collection for kids!


4. Take part in impro-apero workshop (with discount!)

What: Improv & cocktails
Where: BAC, 7 Rue Vauban, 2663 Pafendall Luxembourg - Google maps
When: Saturday, 18 November at 2.45pm - info & tickets

Dig Deep Improv is collaborating with award-winning cocktail bar BAC to bring you an Improv workshop with aperitifs! The BAC team will greet you at 2.45pm with a welcome drink, and the bar is fully yours as Melissa takes you through an Improv workshop full of fun, games and creativity. In this workshop, you'll explore the principles of improv: listening, "yes and...", working as a team, and embracing & celebrating failure & mistakes all while having plenty of laughs. The workshop is suitable for all improvisers and cocktail enjoyers, whether you're an absolute beginner or experienced.

There's loads more information in this event and on Melissa's Facebook page.

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5. Watch The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

What: Action in dystopian future
Where: 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Kirchberg - Google Maps
When: Times vary - more info here

Years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow remains the last hope for his fading lineage. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow becomes alarmed when he's assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird from District 12. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and political savvy, they race against time to ultimately reveal who's a songbird and who's a snake.

6. Taste wines and cremants

What: Best of what Luxembourg has to offer
Where: Glacis - Google Maps
When: Friday, 17 November - Sunday, 19 November - info & tickets

46 winegrowers are delighted to invite you to the 18th edition of the 'Fête des Vins et Crémants' of Luxembourg. They've set up shop on the Glacis, where you'll have the opportunity to taste, discover and rediscover the most beautiful wine and cremant creations of Luxembourg.


7. Hear folk band Black Sea Dahu

What: Swiss folk stars
Where: Kulturfabrik, 116 Rue de Luxembourg, 4221 Esch-sur-Alzette - Google Maps
When: Saturday, 18 November at 8pm - info & tickets

Black Sea Dahu are Janine Cathrein and a tight-knit gang of musical talents. Their debut album White Creatures, co-produced by Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky, CAN), received critical acclaim and brought about comparisons to Ben Howard and Big Thief. On the heels of their debut release, the gang has been selling out venues and touring relentlessly. To date, they've shared bills with the likes of José González, Lucy Rose, and Sophie Hunger. Expect intimate folk melodies that open up into big songs.

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