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What's On In Brussels | Weekend 26 - 28 February 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
As February comes to an end, its final weekend promises to be one full of discovery. Whether it’s a unique underground band, a newfound passion for design, or the sudden realization that nice art can be cheap too, this weekend has all sorts of pleasant surprises in store for those who dare to venture out the door — so give into your curiosity and brave the cold to go explore the best of Brussels’ cultural offerings.

FRIDAY

MUSIC | Tune In To The Avant-Garde Sounds Of The Kraak Festival

Explore the off-beat and underground sounds of the alternative music scene at Beursschouwburg’s Kraak Festival.

beursschouwburg |© Wikimedia Commons
beursschouwburg | © Wikimedia Commons

DESIGN | Learn The Tricks Of The Trade At Let’s Talk Design

Three established Belgian design pros share with emerging talents the tricks of the trade at Let’s Talk Design.

Let's Talk Design | Courtesy of Creative Network
Let’s Talk Design | Courtesy of Creative Network

SATURDAY

ART | Discover Beautiful Art At The Affordable Art Fair

This year’s Affordable Art Fair Brussels edition promises to be a spectacular event, featuring 93 galleries that represent 29 Belgian and 64 international artists such as Isabelle Menin, JEFTA, and Pauline Toglet.

AAF Logo |Courtesy of AAF
AAF Logo | Courtesy of AAF

MUSIC | Flanders Meets Wallonia At The ABBota Festival

For two consecutive evenings, up-and-coming and established artists from Flanders as well as Wallonia bridge the language gap through a mutual love of music at the ABBota Festival.

Great Mountain Fire | Courtesy of Le Botanique
Great Mountain Fire | Courtesy of Le Botanique

FILM | Meet Established Art Cinema Director Agnès Varda

The French director (and widow of Jacques Demy) will introduce her critically acclaimed documentary The Gleaners and I to kick off a March Cinematek cycle dedicated to her body of work.

Agnes Varda | Courtesy of Flagey
Agnes Varda | Courtesy of Flagey

SUNDAY

FOOD | Treat Yourself To A CHYL Sunday

While the city sleeps, it’s time to eat, and what better way to spend your morning than enjoying a Sunday brunch and shopping for bio goodies at CHYL?

Brunch spot | Courtesy of CHYL
Brunch spot | Courtesy of CHYL

ART | A Unique Black & White Look At Rembrandt

Classic art meets modernity in Bozar’s latest exhibition, Rembrandt in Black & White.

View of Amsterdam from the Kadijk by Rembrandt| Courtesy of BOZAR
View of Amsterdam from the Kadijk by Rembrandt | Courtesy of BOZAR