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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 29 April-1 May 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Don’t let the dreary Belgian weather get you down, as there are many cultural events and activities to look forward to this weekend in Brussels! Whether it be chowing down at the best local restaurants, checking out a superb lineup of emerging talent in the film industry or getting lost in a book emporium, there are plenty of activities to make your weekend a bit brighter!


FOOD | Head Into Town For A Hearty Meal 

What better way to begin the weekend than with a dinner in the city? We’ve got a top selection of places to choose from in the Ixelles area! Don’t forget to take a picture of that empty plate and share with #DiningForBrussels.

Ergon | Courtesy of Ergon

Ergon | Courtesy of Ergon | Courtesy of Ergon

FILM | Discover New Talent At The Brussels Short Film Festival 

You can be sure that some of the greatest talents of tomorrow’s cinema will be represented in Brussels Short Film Festival’s 130-movie program.

Le vendredi, c'est flyering ! Toujours un plaisir d'aller à votre rencontre dans Bruxelles #bsff2016

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EVENT | Admire The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

For three precious weeks a year, the Belgian monarchy opens up its magnificent greenhouses for the world to see.

LITERATURE | Get Lost In A Book Emporium

Deemed as one of the top bookstores in the land, Cook & Book  has earned itself a fabulous reputation not only as a place to find a variety of titles but also a spot to enjoy some tasty dishes. Dive in for a full afternoon and explore the vast number of great books offered, but fair warning – don’t expect to surface for quite some time.

The Fiction Room | Courtesy of Cook & Book

The Fiction Room | Courtesy of Cook & Book

MUSIC | Check Out The Belgian Jazz Scene 

Jazz association Les Lundis d’Hortense commemorates its 40th anniversary with various concerts performed throughout the city. Perfect timing considering the Sounds Jazz Club will also be celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend. On Saturday a concert will be held on behalf of both organizations with a special performance by Bravo Big Band & Michel Herr.

Igor #Gehenot Trio #Brussels #jazz

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ART| Visit Daniel Buren: A Fresco At Bozar

This exhibition at Bozar is Buren’s way of combining his own work with its inspiration. From Picasso and Matisse to Pollock, all had a lasting influence on his typical striped art.

DANCE | Learn New Dance Moves At The Brussels Tango Festival

Be swept off your feet – quite literally – at Brussels’ annual Tango Festival. Be prepared for a full program tailored to newcomers and novices interested in learning more about this famed dance through lessons, performances and parties.

Brussels Tango Festival 2015 | Courtesy of La Tangueria Brussels

Brussels Tango Festival 2015 | Courtesy of La Tangueria Brussels