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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 18-20 March 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Stumped for ideas about what to do and see this weekend in the Belgian capital? Well, don’t fret, because we’ve answered with a new list of activities and events that are a must for anyone looking to get a fresh perspective of the city. Whether it be checking out the best documentaries at the Millennium Film Festival or challenging your perception of reality through Andres Serrano: A Retrospective, to rediscovering the local scene, our curated list will take your weekend from ordinary to extraordinary.

FRIDAY

FOOD| Challenge Your Friends To A Game Night

Switch up your typical Friday night and head to Monk Bar to enjoy an evening of fun complete with delicious food and drinks.

Monk Bar | Courtesy of Monk Bar
Monk Bar | Courtesy of Monk Bar

FILM | View The World Through The Millennium Festival

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.

Papiers d'Arménie | Courtesy of Festival Millenium
Papiers d’Arménie | Courtesy of Festival Millenium

SATURDAY

DESIGN | Discover Art Nouveau Gems In Brussels

Spend your Saturday morning exploring Brussels’ best examples of Art Nouveau and learn about the architects that pioneered the movement with Bravo Discovery Tours. The tour begins at the Grand Place (in front of the City Hall) at 10am, and stops include the MIM, Hotel Tassel and numerous iconic points before wrapping up at the Victor Horta Museum at 12:30pm.

Brussels Musical Instruments Museum | David Spender/Flickr
Brussels Musical Instruments Museum | David Spender/Flickr

ART | Step Into the World of Walker Evans

Explore the work of esteemed American photographer Walker Evans through the exhibition’Walker Evans, Anonymous,’ housed at Fondation A Stichting from 1:00pm-6:00pm. This ongoing exhibition (Sun 31st Jan- Sun 3rd April) introduces Evans’ work within the editorial field, which between text and images, delivers a unique portrayal of American society.

Walker Evans | C. Thomas Anderson/Flickr
Walker Evans | C. Thomas Anderson/Flickr

THEATRE | Watch Spectacular Theatre At The XS Festival

Theatre, dance, circus and puppet and object theatre form a beautiful chaos of art and creativity at the Théâtre National.

Theater seats | Courtesy of Unsplash
Theater seats | Courtesy of Unsplash

SUNDAY

FOOD | Enjoy Brunch With A Cultural Twist

Tucked away in the St. Gilles area of Brussels, La Tricoterie is a brunch haven on Sundays for the local community. The best part? The organization also hosts regular cultural events and activities during the weekend.

Brunch every Sunday at La Tricoterie | Courtesy of La Tricoterie
Brunch every Sunday at La Tricoterie | Courtesy of La Tricoterie

ART | Appreciate The Work Of Andres Serrano: A Retrospective
Explore the work of contemporary American photographer Andres Serrano at the The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Andres SERRANO, Juana Rios Rios, «Juana de Cubana», Fortune Teller 2012 | Courtesy of The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Andres SERRANO, Juana Rios Rios, «Juana de Cubana», Fortune Teller 2012 | Courtesy of The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

MUSIC |Hunt Down Great Music At Brussels’ Best Independent Record Shops

Forget your daily downloads! Go out and explore a few of these music temples to find that next rare track or eclectic album.

The Collector | Courtesy of Thomas Gillot
The Collector | Courtesy of Thomas Gillot