Tuesday, 21 February 2012

OUT & ABOUT - Week 8

Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia, Madou Auditorium - Feb 21

On Friday February 24, the Stage Committee and EPSA present you the Stagiaires Farewell Party! The end of our traineeship is definitely approaching, but there is no reason to be truly sad, we had a great time and hopefully we have a bright future in front of us. The show must go on! With that in our minds, let's get together for the very very very last time, let's dance and have fun! Doors open at 11 pm. Location: City Club, Tickets: € 5.00 presale / € 7.00 at the door.

Stagiaires’ Ideas that Matter: our Impact on the World” is the title of an exciting conference organised by trainees of the European Commission. It will take place on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at 18.30 at The Hub Brussels. Around ten speakers will take turns on the stage to give short presentations related to the main theme ‘Our Impact on the World’. The conference is inspired by the famous multidisciplinary TED events, but organised entirely independently from TED. Under the motto ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, TED events feature concise presentations (maximum 18 minutes).

On Thursday the 23rd of February the October 2011 Stage Beer and Wine Committee goes down under, for a professional wine tasting in cooperation with the sommeliers of the Australian wine shop Migs World Wines. The evening starts at 7.15 PM in the shop, and includes the testing of 8 wines, as well as introductions, explanations and anecdotes by Mig's wine expert Xavier. Only 15 places are available and will be sold on a first come-first served basis, so please reserve your place ASAP by sending an email to Anna Mirsch or Sophie Kok, who will give you further instructions on payment. Price: € 15.00 (with AC) / € 16,50 (without AC).

Although the European carnival period has ended, Antitapas gives you a chance to celebrate again at Antitapas Carnival Brasil Night. The only and original night with more than 3 different stages, 3 styles of music, 5 live concerts, more than 40 live musicians, artistic performances, free food during the aperò and sometimes free beers. Special Dish of the Night: Feijoada. Location: Les Caves de Cureghem. Tickets: before 11 pm € 5.00 / after 11 pm € 7.00.

Also on Saturday night, The Red Room at Aloft Hotel by Eurocrats. Live saxophone and percussion show accompanying the DJ all night long by Fred Becker and Don Olivero. Music by DJ Markx (Aloft Resident). Dress Code: Modern, trendy, classy. Doors Open at 10.30 pm.

For their very last screening, the CineClub will screen Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011).As the end of our stage period is drawing nearer, CineClub hosts its last film screening on 21 February. To mark the end of a fantastic season of European and international films, the CineClub team invites you to a screening of Melancholia (2011), Lars von Trier's latest film. To celebrate in style, we will not only offer you drinks and snacks, but resident DJ Matt Pole will provide good music to set the mood at Madou Auditorium from 6.30pm onwards. The film then starts at 7.30 pm. Entrance: FREE.

The Brussels International Animation Film Festival, takes place in Flagey from February 17 to 26, 2012. Over one hundred and fifty films participate in the international competition (shorts and features, commercials, music videos). Other events: retrospectives, exhibitions, lessons, workshops for kids, the Futurama professional days, round-table discussions, numerous guests and concerts.

From February 7 until March 11, students of the Faculté d’architecture, d’ingénierie architecturale, d’urbanisme (LOCI) de l’UCL, Architecture Saint-Luc Brussels show their works in the Coudenberg. The exhibition takes place under the arches of the hotel of Hoogstraeten-Lalaing and presents a selection of the works realized by the students in first year of high school (panels and models).

The Cy Twombly exhibition at Bozar presents more than 100 dry prints, generated from Polaroid photographs, which were selected in close cooperation with the artist himself prior to his death on July 5th, 2011. From still-life images of flowers and brushes, snap shots of his studio and museums interiors, details from his paintings to views of ancient temples and atmospheric landscapes, the ethereal and delicate photographs reveal the themes that have nourished the artist’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic art.

In the context of the exhibition by Mexican artist Blanka Amezkua, the famous and beloved singer Silvia Abalos will present an evening of Mexican music at Art Base. Silvia Abalos' voice has an enormous range and flexibility, and she is an impressive performer in all styles. For the concert on Saturday February 25th, she has invited a number of guest musicians that match her strong dynamics and passion. Tickets: €12.50.