90s parties, performance festivals, poetry readings, an artist market, exhibition openings – lots to do in Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels. See you there!
Night out: 90’s Club Night at A.M. Club
Friday, 4 November Ghent
From Britney Spears to Nirvana and Blur, from The Fugees and Run DMC to Vengaboys and back – the 90s night at A.M. Club, located in the city center of Ghent, is the perfect choice for all the 90s kids amongst you. So sport your favorite scrunchies, tube tops and flannel shirts and get ready for a proper hangover.
Performance festival: Bâtard
From 2 to 5 November Brussels
Bâtard has been around for more than ten years, continuously championing experimentation and emerging artists. This year’s edition under the theme “And So You’re Back” once again shows off an eclectic line-up of local and international artists, and has a video installation, lots of performances, and a closing party in store. With Pontus Pettersson, Imis Kill, Anastasia Guevel, and many others. Detailed program, which takes place at Beursschouwburg and Decoratelier, here.
Conversation: PJ Harvey and Max Porter at Handelsbeurs
Friday, 4 November, 20h00 Antwerp
This is what’s probably the blockbuster night of Antwerp’s Crossing Border festival this week: English writer Max Porter, who has made a name for himself with “Grief Is the Thing with Feathers”, will interview celebrated songwriter PJ Harvey, who recently published Orlam, a long-form narrative poem in the Dorset dialect – the first full-length book written in the dialect for many decades. She will also do a reading. Find the full festival program here.
Opening: Laurent Dumortier at Michèle Schoonjans Gallery
Sunday, 6 November, 14-19h00 Brussels
Michèle Schoonjans Gallery invites you to the opening of “Whisper of the Windows” this Sunday, a solo show by Laurent Dumortier. Slightly haunting and fantastical, then Belgian artist mixes reality and fiction, focusing on the subject matter of life at the dark of night, when there’s a dreamy connotation to it all. By the way, the gallery is part of the Rivoli gallery hub, which hosts one of its special Sunday openings. Perfect for exhibition hopping.
Artist market: Nationa(a)l market at Maison de la Poste
From 4 to 6 November Brussels
While Nationa(a)l Artist market provides a permanent platform for fashion, music, visual art, design, music, and books online all year long, it’s going physical this weekend. For three days, you can dive into the local art scene by discovering creations by no less than 60 artists and cultural initiatives. This year’s stunning venue: The historic Maison de la Poste at Tour & Taxis. Besides the market, there’ll also be Dj sets, book signings, drinks, and more. Win tickets here.
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