7 things to do in Hasselt, Namur, Kortrijk and Brussels, from exhibitions and concerts to free pasta parties.
Opening: 18-XCI at Alice gallery
Opens Thursday, 15 November Brussels
Alice gallery, specialised in street art, invites you to discover the work of four different artists. The Brussels gallery’s 91st exhibition brings together Sophie d’Ansembourg, a Belgian artist with a penchant for flower paintings, Jeroen Erosie, whose practice originates from the fluidity and restless process of graffiti lettering, Australian painter Rhys Lee, and Daniel Götesson aka Ekta, a Swedish artist whose boldly geometric work still get inspired by the skateboarding and graffiti scenes he used to be part of.
Concert: Warhola at De Kreun
Friday, 16 November Kotrijk
Belgian band Warhola, quite obviously named after art icon Andy Warhol, is known for their melancholic mixture of pop and electro sounds. Discover them live on stage at Kortrijk’s De Kreun this Friday.
Concert: Wild Shelter at Belvedere
Saturday, 17 November Namur
Wild Shelter, a Brussels indie rock band formed around brothers Alex and Adrien, heads to Namur’s Belvedere this Saturday to fire up the stage with an electrifying set of both dancy and emotive tunes marrying influences from 70s rock, folk, pop, and electronic music. Listen here.
Night out: Pink Screens closing party at La Bodega
Saturday, 17 November Brussels
Movie festival Pink Screens, dedicated to queer films in all shapes and forms (check out the interesting program here) hosts a big closing bash this Saturday in a former warehouse. DJs and VJs spread out over three floors will make you dance till morning, and the organisers especially highlight that glitter and shameless posing are very welcome. A nice touch: there’s a shuttle bus going to the venue all night long starting at the Bourse bus station.
Eat & drink: Les Petit Racines opening
Saturday, 17 November, 18-23h00 Brussels
Opening: Where widowed objects, meet orphaned ideas at CIAP
Opens Saturday, 17 November Hasselt
The group show’s title “Where widowed objects meet orphaned ideas” refers to typography, where ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are the lines standing alone at the top or bottom of a page, separated from the core paragraph. The exhibition wants to give a home to these proverbial outsiders while addressing the mechanisms of meaning-making, remembering, and forgetting which shape our cultural landscapes. With works by Sara Bachour, Anaïs Chabeur, Emile Hermans, Kornel Janczy, Rokko Miyoshi, Ingel Vaikla, and Julita Wójcik.
Cinema: Korean Film Festival
Opens Saturday, 17 November Brussels
This year’s Korean Film Festival is opening this Saturday with a bang: on view at Bozar will be the Belgian premiere of “The Spy Gone North”, the acclaimed spy thriller following the true story of Park Chae-seo, a former South Korean agent who infiltrated North Korea’s nuclear facilities. Conveniently, the film will be screened with subtitles in English, French and Dutch.