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Festivals, arty evenings on rooftops, plant workshops, and more, in Turnhout, Brussels, Antwerp, and Hasselt. See you there!

Finissage: Bertrand Fournier at Tick Tack

Saturday, 17 August, 15 – 19h00 Antwerp

There’s a new kid in town: Tick Tack, which opened earlier this spring in Antwerp, is located in the brutalist complex De Zonnewijzer, a 1955 key work by architect Léon Stynen. This Saturday you’re invited to the new hot spot to celebrate the end of Bertrand Fournier‘s solo show “Golf Party”. While the French artist only started painting in 2016, as an autodidact, he already has exhibitions in London, Mannheim and Miami under his belt. This is his first show in Belgium. Not to miss! 

Music: Brussels Summer Festival 2019

From 14 to 18 August Brussels

Brussels Summer Festival takes over the city this week again for 5 days of music with a line-up that features international stars as well as local heroes, ranging from Manic Street Preachers to Stuck in the Sound, MØ, or Tanaë. New this year: BSF Off, which offers free concerts in all 19 Brussels municipalities as well as the BSF After initiative, for those who like to turn night into day.

Greenery: PUP at See U

From 15 to 18 August Brussels

Plant lovers should head over to See U this week, where PUP (Plantes Uniques et Palpitantes) will set up its pop-up shop. Indoor and outdoor plants, tropical rarities and exotic specimen await – no less than 163 different types! Food, drinks and music are on the menu as well. Those who want to improve their green thumb should check out the workshops on offer. More here

Finissage: Filip Vervaet at De Warande Expo

Saturday, 17 August, 14-17h00 Turnhout

This weekend is your last chance to check out Filip Vervaet‘s exhibition “Up on the Hill, Down by the River” at De Warande – in presence of the artist. The Belgian sculptor, born in Mechelen, is known for combining the most diverse materials, ranging from traditional bronze and metal to special paints used for auto-tuning or color filters while mixing art historical references with pop culture.

Music festival: Pukkelpop 2019

From 15 to 18 August Hasselt

Franz Ferdinand, The National, Tame Impala, Eels, James Blake, Royal Blood, White Lies, Modeselektor, … do we need to say more? This year’s line-up of Belgian festival institution Pukkelpop is a rare treat. Not even the rain announced for this week will be able to keep festival goers away. See the full roster here.

Art with a view: Rooftop Finissage at Wiels

Sunday, 18 August, 15-21h00 Brussels

Sounds like the perfect Sunday program: if you haven’t seen them yet, this weekend is your last chance to experience the current exhibitions at Wiels. While “Multiple Transmissions: Art in the Afropolitan Age” offers a formidable example of transcendence of geographies, nationalities, languages and time zones at a time when the world demonstrates an alarming rise of xenophobia, “Illusion Brought Me Here” is a retrospective presenting the fascinating universe of Mexican artist Mario García Torres. What’s more: there’ll be drinks and music on Wiels’ stunning rooftop terrace afterwards!

Cover photo Miles Fischler

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