10 things to do in Belgium this weekend

Season relaunches in Aalst, street-art festivities in Ghent, and The Word family get-together in Brussels. Go do the right thing.

(Release party) Friday 22nd September: The Word presents The Darlings Edition at CIVA Foundation, Brussels

Itsy bitsy shinding for the release of our latest edition Darlings. A live concert (Céline Gillain), DJ sets (DC Salas and Offshore §), a batch of 100 exclusive tote bags going out to the first 100 guests, and free drinks courtesy of Rémy Martin. Roll through.

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(Music) Friday 22nd September: Bridget Hayden & Ignatz + Pierre Berthet & Rie Nakajima at Les Atelier Claus, Brussels

Bridget and Ignatz perform the fruits of a one-week residency at Les Ateliers Claus, whilst Pierre Berthet and Rie Nakajima take to the stage with everything from locomotive suspension springs and porcelain bowls to ping pong balls and paper foils. Expect the unexpected.

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(Art) Friday 22nd September: Low fixed media show by Bart Stolle at Convent, Ghent

For the opening exhibition of its second year in the game, Convent invites artist Bart Stolle, who takes a starting point drawings he created a few years ago that belie clear fascinations with computer language and modernist inclinations.

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(Music) Friday 22nd September: Golin’s Momo EP Release Party at Beursschouwburg, Brussels

After teasing us silly with snippet tracks and guest features, Golin (fka RIN) is ready for a full-blown take-over: as part of her one-year artist residency chez Beurs, the Japanese-Americana is finally unleashing her first ever EP Momo with the Brussels-based Midlife crew. And to mark the occasion, Midlife are bringing together a solid, Euro-crew of family and friends to celebrate the feat this Friday. Weekends are for dancing.

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(Music) Friday 22nd September: Deep in House x Les Garages Numériques’ Closing Night at Horta Gallery, Brussels

Les Garages Numérique’s closing weekend is coming up fast, and it’s clear to see that it intends on going out with a bang. After a more-than-successful rendition by the HE4RTBROKEN crew last weekend, Deep in House will be taking over event duties this Friday, same spot.

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(Music) Friday 22nd September: Lee “Scratch” Perry & Mad Professor at Ampere, Antwerp

You might stop to pause and wonder why the Godfathers of Dub are going to be playing at a venue like Ampere – but it would be best not ask too many questions and just go along with it. Scratch Perry and Mad Professor on decks, say no more.

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(Art) Saturday 23rd September: Season Relaunch at Netwerk, Aalst

Aalst’s finest centre for contemporary art Netwerk are back from a short hiatus, with an absolutely punchy programme for the new season. Not only are they opening their doors to not one, but two expositions (The Opening Monologue and The Absent Artist), there’ll also be a slew of accompanying musical and artistic performances. Go show some love.

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(Music) Saturday 23rd September: Hemoni with Maoupa Mazzocchetti at Parc Duden, Brussels

Lectures on architecture and urban planning with Piovenefabi, Maniera and Pool is Cool. Live music and DJ sets by Maoupa Mazzocchetti, Phillip Jondo and bmom. The lot nestled in Parc Duden’s summer pavilion and streamed on Stroom. Essential.

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(Art festival) Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September: Sorry, Not Sorry 2017 at Oude Dokken, Ghent

The street art-obsessed Sorry, Not Sorry crew are back, live and kicking for a two-day urban arts fiasco, with both local and international artworks dotted along the quay waters. Additionally, festival partners DOK, BIY Skaters and TOTUM are all opening their doors, as public meeting points during the weekend. All the urban arts your heart could desire.

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(Food & Design) Sunday 24th September: Family brunch at ADAM, Brussels

Design and Sunday brunch, what more could you possibly ask for? Your opportunity to take in ADAM’s Panorama exhibition and have some one-on-one time with the team behind most of its exhibitions. Make sure to follow it up with a lecture on constructivism, hosted by the director of Moscow Design Museum, Alexandra Sankova.

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