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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 20-22 May 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Though it was a short week for most, we’re already dreaming of the weekend and how to make the most of it with the best activities the city has to offer. A marathon of jazz paired with one of Brussels’ most iconic parades and a whole new way to discover the gems of Brussels’ permanent collection is on our list!


FOOD | Order A Portion Of Delicious Frites

Feeling a bit too lazy to cook or want something on the go? Start your Friday night on the right note and order up this Belgian delicacy!

MUSIC| Catch A Free Live Show With Stoemp!

Stoemp! kicks off another edition of its popular concert series with a number of free live shows showcased throughout the city’s best cafés. Head to Madame Moustache to check the garage rock sounds of The Abigails and Tomorrows Tulips. The show starts at 8pm.

Let's rock #dance #club #madamemoustache #brussel #bruxelles #rock #twist

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ART | Become A True Brusseleir At The Zinneke Parade

Get ready for the most Brussels event ever; the Zinneke Parade is a mixture of art and community in the heart of Belgium’s capital.

Zinneke Parade 2012 | Jirka Matousek/Flickr

MUSIC| Get Jazzed Up For A Marathon Of Music

Get your jazz fix this month in Brussels! In numerous points throughout the city, individuals will be able to enjoy open-air concerts for free during the Brussels Jazz Marathon.

Brussels Jazz Marathon | Eddy BERTHIER/Flickr

MUSIC | Get Moving At The Amber Festival

The best performers of the East land in Brussels at The Amber Festival.

@douziofficial @BrusselsAmberFestival 😍🇲🇦🇧🇪🇱🇧 #Douzi #najwakaram #BrusselsAmberFestival #Amazing

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HISTORY | Attend A Renaissance Banquet At The Coudenberg Palace

Starting this May, individuals can learn more about how these banquets went down, including the food and table manners of the 16th century.

Exhibition: A Renaissance Banquet | Courtesy of representatives from the Coudenberg Castle

ART | Explore 100 Incredible Masterpieces In Brussels

Ever wondered what treasures can be found within the city? For 100 days, the Brussels Museum Council and Brussels Museums deliver a special tour of Brussels’ permanent collection.

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium | © Philippe van Gelooven, courtesy of RMFAB

ART | Explore A New Vision Of Europe With ‘Next Generation, Please’

Next Generation, Please is a vision of Europe as told by its future leaders through dance, art, film and installations.