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It’s quite a special week in the Belgian cultural calendar, with concerts, performances and more back on the agenda after an endless corona-induced hiatus. We love it. See you there!

Mini festival: Music & more at Brasserie Atlas

From 10 to 11 June Brussels

If you want to celebrate the end of Zoom concerts, the brewery grounds of historic Brasserie Atlas are the place to do so this weekend. The program was curated by Mika Oki, a French-Japanese visual and sound artist based in Brussels. Brooklyn cellist Leila Bordreuil will challenge conventional cello practice, sound artist Lukas De Clerck will be performing live in his hybrid sound sculpture, a mix between a bagpipe, an organ, and a children’s toy, and much more.

Opening: Under the stairs and by the fire at Mendes Wood DM

Opens Saturday, 12 June Brussels

British artist Michael Dean, who lives and works in London, investigates relationship between text and physicality, exploring the three-dimensional possibilities of language. Mixing practices of sculptors, writers, and typographers, he often communicates through a personal alphabet of human-scale shapes. “Under the stairs and by the fire” is on view at Mendes Wood DM in Brussels until 14 August.

Grand re-opening: Charleroi Danse

Thursday, 10 June Brussels & Charleroi

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Choreography center Charleroi Danse is back, with an eclectic program in Brussels as well as in Charleroi. In the capital, there’s now a brand new outdoor stage gracing the courtyard, built in collaboration with Decoratelier, surrounded by food trucks, a bar, and lanterns. A highlight in its Walloon home are the performances taking place in different parks, combining dance with family-friendly picnics under the open sky. Find the full program here. 

Music meets mini-golf: Trastiempo at Beatrijs

Sunday, 13 June, 13h00 Antwerp

At  Minigolf Beatrijs, you can play a round of miniature golf, have a drink, grab a bite to eat, and even enjoy a concert of Argentine tango this Sunday. Taking the stage will be Trastiempo, consisting of Diego Faes and Carl Cappele. By the way, the 19 golf lanes have been reinvented by 9 different visual artists. It’s definitely not your usual mini golf course, and attracts a crowd that’s part locals part artsy crowd. Entrance is free! 

Closing weekend: Pop-up panorama bar at Le Pavillon

Friday, 9 June Namur

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Brand new Namur art space Le Pavillon‘s inaugural exhibition Humans / Machines is coming to an end this week. The project, developed in collaboration with art festival KIKK, is entirely dedicated to digital art and culture. You still have a few days to check out the fascinating show, which questions new technologies such as artificial intelligence as well as their impact on our society and human behavior. The cherry on top this week: the rooftop terrace with view over the city and its new cable car will be transformed into a lounge bar with DJs Blck Mamba, Pllw and Rokia Bamba providing the soundtrack.

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