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Art festivals in Brussels, exhibitions in Antwerp, design sales in Ghent, and birthdays in Louvain-la-Neuve. See you there!

Art festival: Bâtard 2017 at Beursschouwburg

From 31 October to 4 November Brussels

Bâtard offers a five-day programme of theatre, dance, performance, film, installation and video art. The festival’s goal: to support emerging artists by giving them a platform to show their work. With Hana Miletic, Ilke Gers, Lulu Obermayer, and many others.

Exhibition: Anke Weyer at Tim Van Laere

Until 2 December Antwerp

German-American artist Anke Weyer exhibits at Tim Van Laere for the very first time, showing a selection of her signature oil and acrylic paintings. Characterised by energetic brush marks, drips, wipes and scrubbing, Anke’s compositional choices are made in the moment, both conscious- and impulsively: speed triumphs over composition. The exhibition also includes a series of pastel drawings that follow the same procedure.

Shopping: Design sale at Flow Interior

Friday, 3 November Ghent

Flow Interior, an agency representing young design brands and implementing interior projects, empties its beautiful showroom this weekend. On the occasion you can get your hands on pieces such as the stylish green coffee tables from Foxy Potato – at lower prices.

Performance festival: ACTUS V

From 6 to 11 November Brussels

Since 2012 Actus is giving a platform to performance art with a focus on experimentation and reflection. Every edition is built around encounters: between spaces, cities, artists of different origins, students, teachers, the public, … This 5th edition invites international artists of a new generation, which together create a performance at MAAC and at the Abbaye de la Cambre, for example. See the full program here. 

Night out I: Music Mania at Bar Wilson

Friday, 3 November, 21h00  Ghent

Ghent’s most famous record shop and Bar Wilson team up every first Friday of the month for a night musically curated by Music Mania DJs Lorin and Borat. Wilson is the central meeting place within NEST, a temporary cultural project in the premises of the former city library.

Night out II: Catclub turns 15

Saturday, 4 November, 23h00 Brussels

Catclub is a veritable institution in Brussels’ nightlife scene, and rightly so. What started in African bars and cosy basements and attics, is now one of the most popular spots in town. This Saturday all cougars, tigers, lions, stray cats, kittens, leopards, tomcats and panthers are invited to come together for a major anniversary bash at Wild Gallery – Happy birthday!

Birthday bash: Superbien turns 1

Saturday, 4 November, 18h30-22h00 Louvain-la-Neuve

A year ago Louvain-la-Neuve finally got its first cool concept store focusing on all things interior, and more: Superbien. And indeed, the selection is “super bien” –  on sale are vinyls, furniture and all kinds of deco objects with a Scandinavian touch. This week you’re invited to the shop’s first birthday party featuring drinks, snacks, music and lots of surprises.

Art festival: KIKK 2017

From 2 to 4 November Namur

This week it’s time again for another edition of KIKK festival, dedicated to digital culture. Its mission: to explore the impact of new technologies on artists. Conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and more approach the subjects from all conceivable angles. But it’s also play and not only work: don’t miss the electronic music night at Namur’s Bunker.

Cover photo Camille Testard

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