Lifestyle – Culture

10 things to do 20-27 July

den Atelier is bringing Selah Sue to play an open air show in Mondorf on 24 July  Théo_Gosselin

den Atelier is bringing Selah Sue to play an open air show in Mondorf on 24 July  Théo_Gosselin

Here are the top ten things to do in the next days. 

1. Win Selah Sue tickets

Category: Music

Thursday 22 July, 4pm; show Saturday 24 July, 7pm 📍 Parc Thermal, Avenue des Bains, 5610 Mondorf-les-Bains

Den Atelier has given Delano two pairs of tickets to pass on to our readers for the open-air Selah Sue concert in Mondorf on 24 July. The Belgian singer-songwriter has made several appearances in Luxembourg since her acclaimed debut album in 2011 and last year she released five-track EP, Bedroom.

To win a pair of tickets, enter the contest here.

Concert details and tickets here.

2. Hear Francis of Delirium orchestra

Category: Music

Saturday 24 July, 8pm 📍 Rotondes, place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxembourg-Bonnevoie

Singer-songwriter Jana Bahrich is joined by a chamber orchestra for a one-off performance at Rotondes on 24 July. The frontwoman of Francis of Delirium teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Pol Belardi, who has made the arrangements of her songs for the seven-piece orchestra.

Bahrich ended up doing a five-day residency at Rotondes to complete the project, which has result is five songs. I Think I'm Losing is the first to be released and has been available on YouTube since Thursday 15 July.

Francis of Delirium: The Orchestral Sessions as part of the venue’s Congés Annulés season. Tickets cost just €5 and the gig is a CovidCheck event. More info and bookings via the Rotondes website here.

3. Run towards yoga and food

Category: Sports and Food

Thursday 22 July, 16:15 pm 📍 2, rue Xavier de Feller L-1514 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Finally, here’s an opportunity to satisfy your sports and food cravings without any guilt. The hosts of the event, Jivamukti Yoga and Glow restaurant, are proposing a relaxing evening for interested participants to unwind by running, doing some yoga and eating healthy food. The yoga session will involve breathing and meditation exercises and the evening will close with Glow’s earth bowl menu, fresh juice, treats and tea.

A participation fee of 35 € is required. The meeting point is indicated above.

Send an email to [email protected] to register.

Event on Facebook.

4. Go to the drive-in

Category: Cinema

Wednesday 21 July to Tuesday 27 July,9pm 📍Glacis parking, 1528 Luxembourg-Limpertsberg

The City of Luxembourg and the Cinémathèque are reviving the Kino um Glacis open-air cinema experience this summer, with screenings at 9.30pm as the sun sets.

This week’s films include epic adventure Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Stanley Kubrik’s iconic anti-war satire Dr. Strangelove or : How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Oscar winning musical La La Land, James Whale’s 1931 version of Frankenstein, Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi thriller Total Recall and 1963 comedy thriller Charade.

The films are shown on a giant 20x10-metre screen and will be shown in original English-language versions (except for a French version of Cars and a Luxembourgish version of animated feature Wolfwalkers).

Audiences can book a spot for their car and watch from the comfort of their vehicle. Or they can book a lounge chair for two or four people.

Tickets and info here.

5. Catch Grund songwriters

Category: Music

Saturday 24 July, 7pm 📍 Rockhal Garden, Rockhal, 5 avenue du Rock’n’Roll, 4083 Esch-Belval

An evening of live music and chat is a chance to hear new talent and learn about the craft of songwriting.

First up Daniel Balthasar, Lata Gouveia, Irina Holzinger from the Grund Club will discuss the history of the club as well as different aspects of writing music, from find a niche to writing format-based songs, developing an artistic persona to the challenges of writing for others.

Then a live show features two new Grund Club members--Francisco Fernandez of The Ferocious Few and Hungarian born singer-songwriter Kinga Rose--alongside veteran songwriters Kid Colling and Nelly Pereira, all backed by the talented Grund Club Band.

More info and tickets here.

6. Go Zeltik

Category: Music

Date: Saturday 24 July, 5pm

Wasserturm, Opderschmelz, 1a Rue du Centenaire, 3511 Dudelange

Ireland’s Hothouse Flowers headline this year’s celebration of Celtic music in Dudelange. The veteran band, formed in 1985, is still best known for 1988 hit ‘Don’t Go’, which reached the top ten in numerous countries. They play what can be described as soulful Irish rock.

Also on the bill are traditional Irish band Beoga, pipe rock band Celtica and, getting the party started, exuberent local folk-rock outfit Schëppe Siwen.

The festival takes place under the Wasseturm, the CNA’s water tower exhibition space at Opderschmelz.

More info here and tickets can be booked here.

7. Explore folded world maps.

Category: Exhibition

Thursday 22 July – Sunday 29 August, From 2pm – 6pm📍 Hall Paul Wurth, Fond-de-Gras L-4576 Differdange Luxembourg.

Question the world as you know it and soak in a fresh world view through the lens of Luxembourgish artist Manette Fusenig and her exhibition ‘on board’ exploring landscapes and continents via folded 2m-wide world maps in the shape of boats with imprinted human images serving as coordinates and defining the borders.

Beyond this, the exhibition explores deeper questions related to nature, solidarity, fragility, survival, identities and many more, as the folded maps randomly regroup certain countries in an unprecedented manner.

The exhibition will take place at Paul Wurth former power station located at Fond de Gras.

For more information

8.  Join the first edition of the Water Walls Festival Category: Culture

Saturday 17 July to Saturday 25 September 📍 Esch- sur- Sûre.

Five contemporary installations on five open stages near five dams (four near the grand dam and one along the Sûre valley).

This will be the first cultural festival based on the principle of cradle to cradle (C2C), which depicts a regenerative, safe and sustainable model fit for a circular economy. In the context of the festival, the event highlights the relationship between artistic disciplines and their environment and also artistic expression and sustainability, and also aims to raise awareness on environmental issues through artistic, playful, participatory and educational approaches.

The theme of the event is tagged “Natural Borders” and will feature performances, unique projects, workshop and outdoor activities. Some of the festival highlights include:

1)    Keep your Eye on the Planet, a temporary exhibition presenting 45 embroidered creations.

2)    Nénuphars, a kinetic, sound and interactive installation floating on the Sûre.

3)    Ensemencement (sowing), an installation focusing on migration and composed of flags strewn with seeds that will be sowed by the winds throughout the festival.

4)    Art and circular economy, a guided tour of the installation works.

5)    Rosenkranz and Güldenstern on Greta, a performance by Timo Wagner and Franz Liebig.

6)    Sound Elevation, Dialogue with the Stars, a musical and synesthetic walk by Véronique Nosbaum and Cristina Alís Raurich provoking a dialogue with the forest and stars. Sold out.

7)    Stau 2021 - Lagerkultur & Yo studio, a multidisciplinary festival around electronic music with music performances, film projection, yoga, brunch, etc.

8)   Stau 2021 [with AliA, Cleveland, Ogazón, Voiski, +more] - Lagerkultur & Yo studio. Postponed to 24 July.

9)     Aube sonore - dialogue with the climate, a musical performance by Julie Läderach invoking the benefits of climates. Sold out.

10)   Citizen's agora on ecosystems - Justine Blau & Stéphane Ghislain Roussel + speakers, a festive agora centered on ways of understanding our relationship with the living world and ecosystems.

11)   Offer some words to the shore, a reading of a set of stories and poems by Marco and Fábio Godinho.

12)   Branches – United instruments of Lucilin, a concert by musician group where music and plants merge.

13)  Fabric coloring and sewing workshop

Some of the events are free and but require registration. Early registration is advised to reserve a space for some of the programmes. Click here for a full list of the programmes and to register.

The festival is organised by the Séibühn Ënsber asbl association.

9.    Go on a guided tour of the palace

Category: Culture

Wednesday 14 July - Wednesday 01 September 10am - 5pm 📍 17, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes L-1728 Luxembourg.

You’ve probably passed by the grand ducal palace, but not everyone can boast of having entered this historical and strategically located building right in the heart of the old town. The site where the building is located has undergone several changes over the decades, and currently serves as the official residence of the grand duke of Luxembourg.

A fee of €14 will apply to adults and €7 to children between 4 and 12 years.

Click for more information and to book your tickets

10. Learn about alternative investments

Category: Conferences

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 📍 Online.

The event will assess the current trends in the alternative investment space, but also likely trends over the coming years. Speakers will also discuss when and why investors and initiators join the alternatives space, as well as the related opportunities and challenges regarding implementing and servicing alternatives. Product development and distribution professionals, operations and compliance professionals are especially encouraged to participate.

The online event is organised by Nicsa and sponsored by ALFI.

Click to reserve a space.