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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 13-15 May 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Get ready for another fantastic weekend with our latest roundup of the best things to see and do in Brussels! With the warm weather officially here, Brussels is bursting with parties, festivals and live musical performances. Kick off the summer festival season at Les Nuits, get your pride on at this year’s annual Pride Parade, check out the contemporary art world at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, and much more!


FOOD | Grab A Meal In Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

When dinnertime rolls around, head out to the commune of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode and support the restaurants in the area. Don’t forget to share your meal on Insta with #DiningForBrussels.

One of the themed tables | Courtesy of Smoods
One of the themed tables | Courtesy of Smoods

MUSIC | Let Loose At Les Nuits Botanique

Botanique kicks off the summer festival season in Brussels with the 23rd edition of its annual event, Les Nuits Botanique.

Les Nuits Botanique | Courtesy of Botanique
Les Nuits Botanique | Courtesy of Botanique


EVENT | March Through A Colorful Parade At The Pride Festival

Not to be missed is the grand Pride Parade that closes the Pride Festival with a bang!

Pride Festival Brussels | Miguel Discart/Flickr
Pride Festival Brussels | Miguel Discart/Flickr

ART | Examine The Finer Details of Europe With Filip Markiewicz

A Luxembourg artist with Polish origins, Filip Markiewicz uses themes such as identity, nationality and migration to form the base of his art projects.

ART | Explore Contemporary Art At Kunstenfestivaldesarts

The three-week long international festival Kunstenfestivaldesarts presents the contemporary arts in the fields of theatre, visuals arts, dance and performances.

The festival centre is officially open! ☀️

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FOOD | Enjoy Sunday Morning Brunch In The Marolles

Have a lie-in and spend a relaxing Sunday morning at Café Capitale in the Marolles.

Café Capitale | Courtesy of Camilla Colavolpe
Café Capitale | Courtesy of Camilla Colavolpe

ART | Learn More About The Comic Great Jean-Pol

Known for his delightful illustrations that decorated advertisements and comics, Jean-Pol was a true Belgian master working in the 9th art. The Belgian Comic Strip Museum honors the work of Jean-Pol through its latest temporary exhibition with a selection of drawings, sketches and and insights into his work.

Jean-Pol Exhibition | © Daniel Fouss
Jean-Pol Exhibition | © Daniel Fouss

FILM | Check Out A Screening Of ‘My Scientology Movie’

The latest project by documentary filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux caused waves in Belgium, as the small city of Leuven hosted the premiere of My Scientology Movie at this year’s edition of the DOCVILLE Film Festival. Those that could not make the festival can still watch the documentary, with one of the screenings held this Sunday at Cinema Aventure (show starts at 9:20pm).

Nieuwste Theroux docu is weer erg tof. ❤#MyScientologyMovie

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