Friday, 3 February 2012

OUT & ABOUT - Week 5

Cupcakes at the 14th Brussels Vintage Market, February 5

Music lovers will get to revel in a mixture of different music styles at the ProPulse Festival at Botanique. World music, urban, jazz, blues, folk, pop-rock, rock, electro... ProPulse has it all. Suggestions: Noa Moon (acoustic), Crazy Lady Madrid (pop/rock/electro), Funky Bompa (funk/tropical), Joy as a Toy (pop/rock). January 30 - February 4. Tickets: €7.00 per day.

On Sunday February 5th, vintage enthusiasts should head to K-Nal for the Brussels Vintage Market to partake in an afternoon of second-hand shopping. Scavenge for clothes, bags, hats, shoes, jewellery, belts, watches, gloves, scarves, glasses and more. And don't forget to try the cupcakes! Open: 12pm to 7pm. Entrance: FREE.

DG Devco has organized an Express Party to take your mind off job applications. DJ Mattia will be behind the decks. Location: Smouss Café. Entrance € 4.00.

For those who can't wait until Carnaval: there is a masquerade ball at the breathtaking club-in-a-church Spirito Martini. The former Anglican church was converted into a club and now features three bars and five seperate lounge areas. Le Grand Bal Masque by Elitist starts at 10.30pm and includes music by Fabio Simone & Juilien D'Aleo and violinist Milena de Barquin.

Check out La Demence at Club Fuse for the biggest circuit party in the Benelux. Two floors with different DJs, including Fabio White, Steven Redant and Elias. Entrance € 15.00 (22h-23h) / € 20.00 (after 23h) or €10.00/15.00 (when younger than 26 years).

Havana Club is hosting another Friends Party, which means one free bottle of Champagne if you come with a group of friends. Happy hour from 10pm to 12am.

A small and intimate 80s funk dubstep party at art studio Atelier Orange, right by Metro Botanique. From 10pm to 5am. Address: Rue Royale 172. Entrance: FREE.

From 23pm, (wannabe) hipsters will flock to Biberium near Central Station for the first Bitchy Butch of the year. The dresscode is whatever you want: gold leggings, strass, glitter, cardboard, your grandmother's dress, a panda-suit... anything goes really! Music by Dent de Lait, Celine Gillian and Horst von Shampoo.

Celebrate the below zero temperatures at Winter Sensation at Mirano, near Madou. They serve Lemon-Vodka sorbets for those who aren't cold enough yet. Happy hour from 11pm to 12am.

On Thursday, the 26th edition of the Tels Quels LGBT Film Festival kicks off at 7pm with a screening of Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011, USA). Click here to read our interview with director Casper Andreas. Also worth seeing: Notre Paradis (2011, France) on Saturday at 7pm, Kill The Habit (2010, USA) on Saturday at 9pm (Watch our video interview with director Laura Neri), Romeos (2011, Germany) on Sunday at 7pm, and Mon Arbre (2011, France) at 9pm. Location: Cinéma Vendôme, Ixelles. Tickets: € 7.00 / 5.00