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Here’s your Belgian cultural program for the week – enjoy & see you there!

Last days: Somewhere In Between at Bozar

Until 19 August Brussels

For this one a number of independent artistic players including Belgian art spaces Etablissement d’en face, La Loge and Komplot as well as Ghent’s KASK art school were given carte blanche. The result is a highly interesting exhibition uniting 104 works, 74 artists and 25 curators, shining a light on the greatly connected contemporary art scenes around Europe with its current developments and conversations. From Brussels to Riga, from Prague to Athens, from Krakow to Lisbon, from Tbilisi to Rotterdam, …

Star gazing: Kijkavond at MAS

Thursday, 16 August Antwerp

Every Thursday evening during the summer holidays, Volkssterrenwacht Urania invites stargazers on the rooftop terrace of Antwerp’s Museum aan de Stroom (MAS). Soak in the nightly beauty and learn about the different constellations.

Dance: Eastman Summer at deSingel

Friday, 18 August, 16h30-00h00 Antwerp

On the last day of a two week intensive creation workshop, the participants of the Eastman Summer course open up the studio to the public and share the results of their choreographic experiments. After the show, everyone’s invited to the after party.

Architecture: Art Nouveau St. Gilles

Sunday, 19 August, 14-16h30 Brussels

Brussels has a lot to offer in terms of architecture, and if you want to dive into the subject a bit more, AURA’s walking tours a a great option. This Sunday you can rediscover the city’s lovely St. Gilles neighbourhood with its numerous stunning Art Nouveau buildings.

Music festival: Pukkelpop 2018

From 15 to 18 August Hasselt

Arcade Fire, Cigarettes after Sex, Grizzly Bear, Gogo Penguin, Justice, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Wombats…do we need to say more? This week sees a new edition of the beloved Pukkelpop festival, which gives you the full big-sized festival experience while still being easier to navigate than Werchter, for example.

Open air: Pool Sunday at Place Poelaert

Sunday, 19 August, 14-17h00 Brussels

Brussels still doesn’t have a proper public outside pool, but more and more creative initiatives are popping up to offer a bit of relief from the heat while bringing attention to the subject. This Sunday you’re invited to take a (small) dip at Place Poelaert.

Food: Vegan Summer Fest 2018

Sunday, 19 August Ghent

Not only for vegans: this massive food festival championing cruelty-free nutrition brings together a great selection of vegan food trucks and food stalls, combined with music, cooking demonstrations and talks on the subject. It’s the biggest of its kind in the Benelux.

Cover photo Miles Fischler

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