Tuesday, 24 January 2012

OUT & ABOUT - Week 4

Art Truc Troc at Bozar, January 27-29

Solidarity, the Stage Committee and National events subcommittee are really excited to announce the best and biggest event of the stage - Multi Kulti festival! Saturday from 20:00 to 22:30, Café des Halles in St. Géry will be the location for the Multi Kulti Food Fair. Expect food and drink samples from more than 15 different countries, a latino dance workshop, live music and a culture corner. The Food Fair will be followed by the Multi Kulti Party. Entrance Food Fair: €5.00. Entrance Party: €8.00 at the door.

Art Truc Troc does not only give young artists the chance to exhibit their work, it also allows them to exchange art pieces for goods or services. Considering the instability of the eurozone and the possible end of the euro as a single currency, going back to bartering does not sound like bad idea at all! Visitors can write their name and phone number on a post-it and leave it next to the artwork they like. At the last Truc Troc, artist Eric Adam exchanged a painting for a week in a penthouse in Knokke and Anthony Asael received 52 Japanese massages for his photograph. Art Truc Troc takes place at Bozar, from Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29. Entrance€5.00. 

On Thursday from 22:00, Maxime Duquesne, the artist behind ExtinT, will perform at Mr. Wong and sweep you away with his elegant and sensual voice. ExtinT punctuates poetic lyrics drawn from the most emotional life experiences; hope and despair, resentment and nostalgia, sex, desire and not least, love. Musical sounds were formed by objects of daily life, the human body, and amplified by electronic beats resulting in a deeply touching atmospheric texture. Entrance: FREE.

On Friday, Brussels based jazz singer Loumèn performs at the Winter Jazz Festival in Theatre Marni, Ixelles. She mixes jazz with a touch of pop, soul, funk and even electro. Backed by her quartet, Loumèn is set to present a very personal repertoire of jazzy compositions. Tickets:  €15.00

The famous violinist Vadim Repin will perform for the first time the violin concerto of Alban Berg and he has chosen the Brussels Philharmonic to work with. So don’t miss the première. The concert takes place on Friday, January 27 at 20:00. The other work that evening is ‘Le martyre de Saint Sebastien’ from Claude Debussy. Tickets:  €5.00 for stagiaires. E-mail to tickets@brusselsphilharmonic.be for more information.

On Thursday night, the Sazz 'N Jazz Musicroom near Botanique will be transformed into a little Turkish delight. Imagine yourself in the middle east at at the Soul of Istanbul, with Turkish food and traditional as well as modern Turkish music! Tickets: Presale €8.00, €10.00 at the door.

On Friday, Les Enfants Perdus presents a number of artists, including electronic DJs Curtis Jeki vs Jazzydemon and Umlaut, the brainchild of electro connoisseurs David Gorez and Johan De Vylder. Inspired by all different styles of electronic music, you can expect a musical voyage from soft house music to harder techno music, going back and then forward again. Les Enfants Perdus takes place at The Wood, which is located in the forest south of Ixelles.

Yes, it's that time of the month again! Time for crazy shit at Antitapas, the only and original party with more than 3 different stages, 5 live concerts, 3 styles of music, 3 or more dj's, free food, creativity and now also free hair cuts, a photo studio, expositions in the toilets, handmade pasta, products from Carso, fire-breathing and much more! Nearest metro: Delacroix. A free shuttle bus takes you from the city center to Antitapas and back.Tickets: €5.00 before 23:00, €8.00 after 23:00.

On Sunday, the LC Brussels Amigo screens the documentary Once upon a time in China…and I was there, too. (2011) by Italian director Nino Azzarello. Azzarello lived in China for two years and documented the daily lives of Chinese people during the Cultural Revolution. He captured the astonishment and curiosity of the people of Beijing, while they were moving, eating, walking, working or enjoying a summer Sunday in the previously forbidden city. The screening is at 18:30 at Le Cercle des Voyageurs, near Grand Place.