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Art in Brussels, a music festival in Dour, clubbing in Antwerp, and much more. See you there!

Last days I: Guess who’s coming to dinner at Office Baroque

Until Saturday, 16 July Brussels

office baroque

If you haven’t had the chance to have a look yet, make sure to pass by Office Baroque this week to see “Guess who’s coming to dinner”, a fascinating exhibition named after the film by Stanley Kramer. The show presents the work of South Africa-born artist Catharine Czudej, who is currently based in New York. Her sculptures and paintings investigate the American funeral industry as well as the theme of death in general, referencing da Vinci’s iconic “Last Supper”, among others.

Music festival: Dour

From 13 to 17 July Dour


This week it’s time again for a major Belgian festival highlight: Dour. Less mainstream than Pukkelpop or Werchter, it has established itself as THE alternative music festival of the country attracting a massive cult following. Over the course of five days music fans invade the little Wallonian village for a varied line-up featuring newbies as well as the big shots across all genres. This year’s highlights include Icelandic post rock legend Sigur Ros, Pixies, Allah-Las, The Prodigy, The Soft Moon, Django Django, and Gold Panda.

Last days II: Yellowed minds at Composite

Until Saturday, 16 July Brussels


“Yellowed Minds” unites the works of three young British artists Fleur Melbourn, Laura O’Neill, and Natalie Price Hafslund. The exhibition is the result of  a continuous exchange between the artists, but also with Composite, and offers a very interesting mix of animation, video, poetry and painting, and more.

Opening: Beholder at TinyMighty

Opens on Friday, 15 July Brussels


“Beholder” is a duo show based on a dialogue between Argentinian artist Juan Cañizares and Spanish artist Maria Gil Ulldemolins – the result of their intense creative relationship. Every week for about a year the two have been meeting up to discuss art and inspire each other. “No single artist has ever emerged on his or her own: even loner introverts like Agnes Martin have had their artist friends, a group of people to nourish them intellectually, a tribe to belong”, Maria explains.

Night out I: Antwerp Vice at Bagger

Saturday, 16 July Antwerp

antwerp vice

If you’re in the mood for an 80s revival and miss Tom Selleck and his moustache, this one is for you. “Antwerp Vice” will make you dance Synthwave, Cyberpunk, Newretrowave and more. The kick-off is already in the afternoon, and party-goers are invited to bring a long their own food for a Barbecue. Sounds like a great combo for a sunny Sunday!

Night out II: Red Light Radio at Klub Goud

Saturday, 16 July Antwerp

klub goud

Amsterdam’s legendary Red Light Radio takes over Antwerp’s Klub Goud this weekend for a unique four hour streaming session and party, showcasing a wide array of local heroes. Come for the music and / or the magical view over the city! Featuring Hiele, Suzanne Kraft, Daniel de Botanicus, and many others.

Eat & drink: Brunch at Aa

Sunday, 17 July Brussels

brunch aaHere’s a suggestion for these typical hungover Sundays: Bar Aa invites the hungry to a delicious summer brunch this weekend! For 16€ you’ll get to taste a veggie gaspacho, lemon cake, pesto spaghetti salad with beetroot, lentil salad with halloumi and mint, and so much more! Yummy.

Open air concert: Sun Kil Moon at Openluchttheater Rivierenhof

Sunday, 17 July Antwerp

sum kil moon

If muddy, massive, rather stressful festivals aren’t your thing, here’s a great alternative for outdoor concerts: every year the open air theatre in Antwerp’s Rivierenhof park hosts a number of music acts in a lovely setting under the evening sky. This Sunday there’s American folk rock band Sun Kil Moon on the programme as well as Belgium’s Dez Mona.

Cover photo Melanie Ve

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