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What's On This Month In Brussels | March 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Spring forward this season into a diverse round-up of cultural happenings this month in Brussels. From the alternative scene to the mainstream, we’ve curated the best activities that should be on your to-do list this March. Whether it be discovering a museum during the late-night hours, listening to emerging artists on the music scene or discovering what truly lies at the heart of Molenbeek, readers beware, as these events are bound to stir your curiosity and shake up that established routine.

TUESDAY 1st – SUNDAY 6th MARCH


FILM   | Join Belgian Cinephiles At The Offscreen Film Festival
Tues 2nd- Thurs 25th March 
Fans of the B film know the capital turns into a little piece of heaven once every year, starting with the Offscreen Film Festival.

EVENT | Stay Up For Museum Night Fever
Sat 5th March 
Kicking off this spring season is the 9th edition of Museum Night Fever; for one night, 24 Brussels-based museums will open their doors to visitors from 7pm-1am.

SHOP | Hunt For Retro Pieces At The Brussels Vintage Market
Sun 6th March 
Fancy taking a trip back in time or at least spending your Sunday afternoon in a retro atmosphere? Then spend your Sunday at the Brussels Vintage Market!

FILM   | Meet Edgar Reitz + film concert and screening Heimat I: Fernweh
Sun 6th March 
A more adult outing into the Brussels film scene is the upcoming talk with director and film scholar Edgar Reitz.

LITERATURE |  Join A Readers’ Tribute to Pasolini
Sun 6th March 
Not to miss by any literature, theatre or even film buff, this Sunday afternoon and evening will see a group of Pasolini fans paying homage to the versatile Italian artist. 


MONDAY 7th – SUNDAY 13th MARCH


ART | Discover Why There’s No Place Like Home 
Wed 3rd – Wed 10th March 
The creators behind Belgium’s independent online magazine See you there are taking the leap from behind the screen to real life to showcase their first photography exhibition, There’s No Place Like Home.  

DANCE | Appreciate Contemporary Dance At Festival In Movement
Tues 8th – Mon 28th March 
Since its first edition in 2012, Festival In Movement held at Les Brigittines has aimed to put a spotlight on the contemporary dance scene in Brussels. 

THEATRE | Witness Top Performances At The International Selection
Ongoing festival
For the second time, Bozar, KVS and Théâtre National join together to bring The International Selection, a showcase composed of 14 compelling productions. 

MUSIC   | Be Captivated By The Music Stylings Of The Klarafestival
Wed 9th – Thurs 24th March 
Come March, Brussels lives and breathes music when the Klarafestival is in town. Philharmonic orchestras, choirs, ensembles, quartets and soloists all gather to play their socks off during these two weeks. 

EVENT | Journey To The Heart of Molenbeek
Sat 12th March 
For those who dare to travel to the center of Molenbeek beware; its beautiful architecture and pleasant green spaces may just make you go crazy.


MONDAY 14th – SUNDAY 20th MARCH


ART | Build Your Own Electric Instrument Inspired By Art
Tues 15th  – Thurs 17th March 
Held as part of the traveling art show Bang!, Kultuur Kaffee invites Dutch artist and inventor Yuri Landman to lead a workshop about how to create your very own electric instrument.

FOOD   |   Explore The Local Foodie Scene With Experts
Tues 15th March 
Join the Slow Food Youth Network of Brussels, who will host a talk about the best local places to get your fair food.

COMEDY | Join In Irish Festivities At The Black Sheep
Tues 15th March 
Brussels may be a far cry from Dublin, but with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, there’s no harm getting in the holiday spirit a couple of days early at home.

FILM   | View The World Through The Millennium Festival
Fri 18th – Sun 27th March
The International Documentary Film Festival of Brussels – or simply Millennium – offers up a change of pace by presenting you with the chance of dipping into the reality that’s our very own.

ART | Enjoy Spectacular Theatre At The XS Festival
Thurs 17th – Sat 19th March 
Theatre, dance, circus and puppet and object theatre form a beautiful chaos of art and creativity at the Théâtre National.

ART | Appreciate The Work Of Andres Serrano: A Retrospective
Fri 18th March  – Sun 21st August
Explore the work of contemporary American photographer Andres Serrano at the The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

 


MONDAY 21st – SUNDAY 27th MARCH


ART   |   Explore A New World Of Culture At The MIMA
Thurs 24th March 
Culture 2.0.: a culture that dawned with the birth of the almighty Internet. We all know it and are all a part of it, but are we aware of the way contemporary art has changed because of it?

MUSIC | Gather With Music Lovers At The BRDCST Festival
Thurs 24th – Sat 27th March 
This four-day festival incorporates live shows but also invites artists, producers and music insiders to discuss the inspiration behind the musical projects showcased in the lineup.

THEATRE  |   Learn Improv At The American Theatre Company
Sun 27th March 
Rather than always watching from those cushy audience seats, flex your own theatre muscles once in awhile with the American Theatre Company


MONDAY 28th – THURSDAY 31st MARCH 


Project imagine Europe C. New Narratives | Courtesy of BOZAR/ Vincent Meessen, One.Two.Three, 2015. (video still). Three-channel digital video installation (looped), surround sound, 35, | Courtesy of the artist and Normal, Brussels/ Vincent Meessen, One.Two.Three, 2015. (video still). Three-channel digital video installation (looped), surround sound, 35, | Courtesy of the artist and Normal, Brussels/ Daft Punk Homework | © WikiCommons

Project imagine Europe C. New Narratives | Courtesy of BOZAR/ Vincent Meessen, One.Two.Three, 2015. (video still). Three-channel digital video installation (looped), surround sound, 35, | Courtesy of the artist and Normal, Brussels/ Vincent Meessen, One.Two.Three, 2015. (video still). Three-channel digital video installation (looped), surround sound, 35, | Courtesy of the artist and Normal, Brussels/ Daft Punk Homework | © WikiCommons

ART | Dive Into Vincent Meesen’s New Exhibition At WIELS
Tues 2nd February –  Sun 24th April 
Don’t expect to stare silently at art here, American artist Vincent Meesen challenges you to dive head first at one, two, three. 

EVENT  | Imagine A New Europe
Fri 25th March –  Sun 29th May 
What kind of future does Europe have in store? Bozar invites artists, scientists and thinkers to answer this question.

MUSIC | Experience Daft Punk Like You Never Have Before
Mon 29th March 
The formula is simple: listen to the sounds of Daft Punk in complete obscurity…