Night out: Christmas party at Barbeton
Wednesday, 28 December, 18h00 Brussels
Concert: André Brasseur at De Roma
Wednesday, 28 December, 20h30 Antwerp
André Brasseur, Belgian keyboard player and organist with cult status and referred to as the king of the Hammond organ, takes the stage of Antwerp’s beautiful former cinema De Roma this Wednesday together with a six-person band. By the way, his world hit “Early Bird” in the 60s was sold more than 10 million times.
Closing party: Stadslimiet
Thursday, 29 December, 20h00 Antwerp
Bad news: Stadslimiet, a cultural space run by Belgian artists Denis Tyfus and Vaast Colson giving room to the experimental since 2012, is about to close its doors. After four years of concerts, parties, exhibitions and tattoo sessions Stadslimiet says Goodbye with one last big party. With Noor, Peter Fengler, The Last Gifted, and others.
Exhibition: Picasso – Sculptures at Bozar
Until 5 March Brussels
Most galleries are closed for Christmas holidays this week, but Bozar remains open and makes sure you get the chance to get your weekly dose of art. Currently on show are 80 sculptures by someone who really doesn’t need an introduction: Picasso. The sculptures conduct a dialogue with paintings, ceramics, photographs and objets d’art from Picasso’s private collection and was previously shown at the prestigious MoMA in New York.
Night out: Los Ninos New Year’s Eve at Los Ninos Warehouse
Saturday, 31 December Brussels
If you want to avoid Brussels’ overpriced tourist parties and trail off from the mainstream a bit, then Los Ninos’ electronic New Year’s Eve warehouse bash is for you. The party series, founded by five Belgium-based creatives from graphic designers to music nerds, has been around since 2004 and just celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year.
Exhibition: Showcase 1 at S-M-M
Until 8 January Brussels
S-M-M stands for Sketch My Mind, a project bringing together visual artists, illustrators and designers both established and emerging. This exhibition focuses on 22 works which are all screenprinted on 100% cotton paper, signed and numbered as well as accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. With Jean-Luc Moerman, Hell’O Monsters, Laetitia Bica, and others.
Night out: PEK NYE at Pekfabrik
31 December Antwerp
Pekfabrik, a cool cultural space located in a former factory, regularly hosts concerts, exhibitions, performances, theatre plays, and more. On 31 December you’re invited to a special New Year’s Eve bash a little off the beaten track.
Belgian cinema: Be Film Festival 2016 at Bozar and Cinematek
Until 30 December Brussels
The annual Be Film Festival, now in its 12th edition, is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to discover the Belgian cinema scene. The varied programme features movies by new talents but also films like “The Unknown Girl” by the legendary Dardenne Brothers. Eight days of screenings, parties, and concerts looking back on the past year in Belgian cinema while previewing the next.
Night out: Feeest at In De Ruimte
31 December Ghent
In De Ruimte is a cultural project located in Ghent that hosts work spaces for artists, exhibitions, workshops and more. This weekend it throws a cozy, underground New Year’s Eve Party featuring cocktails, a chill-out and a dance area.