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What’s on in Belgium: a night out in Antwerp, a vintage market in Brussels, exhibitions in Ghent, and more. See you there!

Night out in Antwerp: Spek

Thursday, 25 December Antwerp

There’s a new party in town: this Thursday sees the second edition of “Spek”, a fresh, monthly and gay-friendly night out that wants to offer an alternative to the anonymous standard soirées. Emerged out of a closed Facebook group it holds the family spirit high, as well as the quality of the music: behind the decks you’ll find Sixsixsixties, Soumaya Dancemachine and Röze.

Finissage: Pieterjan Ginckels at Riot

Sunday, 28 December, 13h00-19h00 Ghent

If you haven’t had time to pay Ghent’s super cool new bookshop a visit, this Sunday is a time to do so. Newly opened “Riot” is the new project Jurgen Maelfeyt, also known as the founder of Belgian independent publisher Art Paper Editions. At “Riot” you can’t only rummage through a great selection of books and magazines but also discover Belgian artist Pieterjan Ginckels’ work, who will be present at the store this Sunday for the closing event of his exhibition “Bunk Buzz Club”.

Shopping: Vintage market at Café Frisko

Until 11 January Brussels

In the location of the former Coppens workshop lovely pop-up bar Café Frisko set up shop just a little while ago. It not only stands out through its original design but also through special events as for example a vintage and creators market taking place every weekend until 11 January. On offer is everything from art pieces to furniture and jewelry.

Evening expo: Solstice d’Hiver at These Things Take Time

From 26 to 28 December, 16h35-22h00 Ghent

Ghent’s alternative art space These Things Take Time invites you to a special winder edition this week. The exhibition “Solstice d’Hiver” unites a video installation by Sandrine Verstraete and Jean De Lacoste as well as artworks by Tom Callemin. According to the motto “White cube to black” the expo is only open after dark.

Art get-together: Meet and greet at Trampoline Gallery

Saturday, 27 December, 14-18h00 Antwerp

This Saturday is the last possibility to have a look at Trampoline Gallery’s latest exhibition featuring artworks by Belgian-born, Brussels-based artist Leen Voet whose multifaceted practice ranges from drawings to installations. On the occasion you’re invited to a cozy get-together in an informal atmosphere in the presence of the gallery’s artists, giving you the unique chance to ask them anything you want and have a tea and piece of cake.

Shopping: Brussels Vintage Market goes Antwerp

From 27 to 28 December Antwerp

A few times a year Brussels biggest vintage market takes a trip to Antwerp. This time it takes over Aspen Bocadero under the motto “Winter Wonderland”, a special winter bar decorated in a ski holiday spirit. The perfect opportunity to get your hands on clothes, accessories and decorative items in a comfy setting. Food, drinks and music will be provided too.

Cover photo Sasha Vernaeve

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