Welcome to the weekend! See European jazz stars, celebrate Tamil festivities, see Echternach exhibition, watch Poor Things or attend a punk dance show.
1. Hear curated European jazz line-up
What: RESET Jazz Festival
Where: Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When: Thursday, 18 January - Saturday, 20 January - info & tickets
Imagine putting eight international jazz musicians together in one room for a few days with their instruments. The goal is to form new band formats, explore the groups musical universes, experiment and reveal their own virtuosity. The group is curated by Luxembourger Pascal Schumacher and the programme consists of three concerts. On day one, duos and trios perform pieces at Neimënster. On day two, musicians reveal their solo performances and on day three, all musicians come together for an explosive and gripping group performance (tickets can be bought for individual days, day one is free). For all lovers of jazz this is an annual must-see in Luxembourg.
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2. Hear Chamber orchestra and taste treats by Anne Faber
What: Chef meets Chef
Where: Cercle Cité, 2 Rue Genistre, 1623 Luxembourg
When: Saturday, 20 January at 6pm and Sunday, 21 January at 11am - info & tickets
To round off the Cercle Cité exhibition 'Hors-d'œuvre' (appetisers), join author and chef Anne Faber as she revisits emblematic recipes from Luxembourg, all while being accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra of Luxembourg under the direction of Corinna Niemeyer. The programme is called Chef Meets Chef, that of course being the kitchen chef and the orchestra ch(i)ef! The music selected for the evening is even related to food. A wonderful concert/tasting dinner to entertain both your ears and taste buds!
3. Celebrate harvest festival with Tamil community of Luxembourg
What: Food, drinks and dance
Where: Tramschapp, 49 Rue Ermesinde, 1469 Limpertsberg
When: Saturday, 20 January between 3.30pm-9.30pm - more info here
Celebrate the Spirit of Pongal with Tamil Sangam Luxembourg this weekend at Tramschapp, a traditional harvest festival by the Tamil community that includes culinary delicacies, music and dance performances. Pongal is the Tamil equivalent of Thanksgiving, honouring the Sun, Mother Nature and cattle that helped contribute to a beautiful harvest. Interested individuals can secure their tickets by booking through the provided link.
4. See exhibition on WWII reconstruction of Echternach
What: "Ons Zerschloen Dierfer"
Where: Trifolion, 2 Prte St Willibrord, 6486 Echternach
When: Saturday, 20 January between 1-6pm - more info here
Echternach, the oldest city in Luxembourg, was hit particularly hard by the Third Reich in September of 1944. A strategic town, it was badly battered during the Ardennes Offensive, leaving Echternach in rubble and ash. When residents returned in the mid-1945s, they were confronted with a war-ravaged hometown. This exhibition tells the story and shows the pictures (and complex challenges) of the reconstruction period, headed by commissioner Joseph Schroeder.
© Tony Krier (Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg)
5. Watch Poor Things
What: Award-winning film by Yorgos Lanthimos
Where: Kinepolis, 45 Av. John F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg
When: Various days and times - more info here
Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. Winner of Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globes as well as Best Actress for Emma Stone.
6. Celebrate punk and glitter suits at dance performance
What: Dance/rock performance
Where: Grand Théâtre, 1 Bd Robert Schuman, 2525 Luxembourg
When: Thursday, 18 January and Friday, 19 January at 8pm - info & tickets
French choreographer Philippe Decouflé cannot be pigeon-holed: He trained in a circus before beginning his dance journey in Paris, later branching into film and theatre. Always inspired by contemporary music, he choreographed videos in the 80s for British bands such as New Order, and choreographed the ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in 1992. Stéréo is his new project, a combination between a concert and dance production for five dancers and a rock trio. Celebrate punk, glitter suits and leather, breathtaking acrobatics and teasing duets.
7. Check out campervan open days
What: Prep your next holiday!
Where: WebCamper, Z.A. Reckschléed, L-5411 Canach
When: Saturday, 20 January and Sunday, 21 January between 10am-5pm - more info here
Ready for a more summery season? Immerse yourself in the world of independent travelling and discover what it means to experience freedom on four wheels! Between 10am and 5pm, Canach-based bus company Emile Weber, who runs WebCamper, opens its showroom to present all of its campervans. Big discounts are available if you reserve a vehicle over the weekend already, so you can pre-immerse yourself already in their fleet catalogue.
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