Sunday, 27 November 2011

OUT & ABOUT - Week 48

Ice skating rink at St-Catherine

There is something for everyone this weekend: Wear a hat to the Funky Hat Party at Havana Club. Stroll around the city center to get in the Christmas mood. Dance the night away to Balkan music. Or watch a geeky film about the universe at the Planeterium.

Say no to Christmas Parties and join the Funky Hat Party, where you can express all your creativity and drink champagne with your best friends. On Friday, those arriving at Havana Club before midnight with a hat on their head receive a free glass of champagne. Havana Club is open until 6 AM.

In case you haven't been downtown this week: the heart of Brussels has been transformed into a true Winter Wonderland. All things Christmas (pinetrees, glühwein, puffed chestnuts, christmas decorations) can be found around Grand Place, Bourse and Place St. Catherine. There is even an ice rink! For €6,00 you can show off your iceskating skills. On Saturday evening, Electrabel Nights presents a living snow Globe: Two acrobats perform in a giant, inflatable snow ball.

It's time to shake it - Balkan style - at the DG Enlargement stagiaires' BalkaNite at Barrio Café! Get together, meet people interested in culture and music from the Balkans and dance all night long to the beats of DJ Gaetano Fabri and violin wizard Renaud Crols. Date: 2 December 2011 23:00 - 5:00 . €5.00 presale, €7.00 at the door.

This Thursday at the Planetarium, visitors can surround themselves by a 360-degree video projection of the film Violent Universe. Prepare to be blown away by exploding stars, colliding solar systems and destructive asteroids. The screening is part of the Nocturnes late night openings. Also open on Thursday evening are the BELvue Museum, Antoine Wiertz Museum,  Clockarium and the Museum of Natural Sciences.