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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

There’s a new kid in town that especially Italian food lovers will appreciate: Petit Racines, located in the Flagey area, is entirely dedicated to fresh, homemade pasta. This Saturday you’re invited to try out one of their signature dishes, “Stracotto alla Fiorentina”, handmade pasta topped with a tasty tomato sauce. The first 250 visitors get a plate for free, paired with a good glass of “Primo Segno”. Bon appétit!

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.

Cover photo Sasha Vernaeve

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