A selection of things to do in Belgium this week, from end-of-year art school exhibitions to Brussels’ first permanent food truck market and, of course, football. Go Belgium & see you there!
Talent spotting: L’ombre du zèbre n’a pas de rayures at Espace Vanderborght
From 11 to 13 June Brussels
The students of renowned art school La Cambre’s painting section are leaving the school premises this week to take over Espace Vanderborght, which usually plays host to high-profile art fairs such as Independent and Collectible. This week, it’s great location for art talent-spotting. With works by Stéphane Abitbol, Veronica De Giovanelli, Thomas Perroteau, and many others.
Talent spotting II: KASK graphic design at RIOT
Opens Wednesday, 13 June Ghent
Each year before the summer holidays, lots of art schools organise exhibitions showcasing what their students have accomplished throughout the school year. This week you can discover the works of KASK’s graphic design students at independent book shop RIOT in Ghent. With Magali Rottiers, Mona Schrevens, and many others.
World Cup: Voetbalfestivaldefootball at Beursschouwburg
From 13 June to 15 July Brussels
The football fans among you will know: this week finally sees the kick-off of the World Cup 2018 in Russia! While of course there are screenings in bars and various venues all over the country for those who prefer to watch the matches in a lively atmosphere, Beursschouwburg takes a bit of a different approach: here, you can not only follow the escapades of the Belgian team, but also experience a Qatar-critical football performance and enjoy a carefully curated football-related film program. Not to miss: “Offside” which explores the fight of Iranian female football fans for equality, and “The Firm”, which deals with British hooliganism. See the full agenda here.
Munchies meet music: Kanal Street Food Market
Thursday, 14 June, 18-23h00 Brussels
1,500 m2 of the iconic Citroën Garage have been transformed into Brussels’ very first permanent street food market. Sitting right on the Brussels canal with a lovely terrace at the water for the sunny season, it offers a wide variety of food from Vietnamese sandwiches to Tacos and Hawaiian fish salads. Entry is free and this Thursday you can not only treat your taste buds but also your ears with jazz, soul and funk by Saudade (live), Meng, and Parcifal.
Art meets sport: Yoga at the museum at M HKA
Thursday, 14 June, 19h30 Antwerp
Antwerp’s Museum of Contemporary Art, M HKA, invites you to a museum experience of a different kind: this Sunday you can once again enjoy a yoga class surrounded by artworks. Feel free to come a bit earlier or stay later to discover the current exhibitions, such as “Sanguine/Bloedrood”, a juxtaposition of Baroque masters and contemporary artists curated by no other than Belgian painting legend Luc Tuymans.
Night out: Open air summer session at Kompass
Sunday, 17 June, 14-22h00 Ghent
For the third summer in a row, Ghent’s Kompass party series invites you to its sunny warehouse playgrounds for a special outdoor bash with a four-hour-long set by Tom Trago.