15 things to do in Belgium this weekend

Boat party in Ghent, photography’s emerging forces in Antwerp and newcomers in Liège. Go do the right thing.

Thursday 14th June: Giuseppe Virgone SS19 Show at C12, Brussels

Done in collaboration with photographer Antoine Grenez and visual artist Zéphir Moreels, Belgian designer Giuseppe Virgone is presenting his SS19 collection entitled 00:13. Expect an offbeat male fashion show followed by an all-female lineup with none other than our very own Mika Oki. Start the weekend right.

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Thursday 14th June – Saturday 14th July: BSPF Selected Works at ViaVia Café, Brussels

The third edition of Brussels Street Photography Festival is still a few months away – but fear not, as they’ll be showcasing a selection of the first two rounds’ finalists’ artworks. The month-long nostalgic exhibition is sure to satisfy your impatience, at least for now.

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Friday 15th June: L’Occupation du monde book release at Librarie Par Chemins, Brussels

With just a few weeks under its belt, Sylvain Piron’s latest publication L’Occupation du monde is a first step for the Brussels-based imprint Zones Sensibles steady direction into the comings and goings of global economy, minus the economists. A chance to see them in action.

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Friday 15th June: Emma Verhulst at The CoFoundry, Antwerp

Young Antwerp-based creative Emma Verhulst has always had a thing for graphic design and computer language. Freshly graduated from St Lukas, she’ll be presenting her illustrations exploring subjects ranging from miscommunication to social awkwardness and relationships. Timeless and universal.

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Friday 15th June: GQOM OH! at Beursschouwburg, Brussels

Thrill-seeking Durban record label GQOM OH! is taking over Beursschouwburg‘s rooftop venue this Friday, seeing the likes of head honcho Nan Kolè and Griffit Viggo and Rebel Up’s resident DJs. Fridays are for dancing.

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Friday 15th June: Elektronische Gewerkschaft – Prologue at L’Escalier, Liège

Liège’s groovy hotspot L’Escalier is hosting the very first Elektronische Gewerkschaft night with a quality lineup including two The Word Radio residents: Unknown References‘ Hoax E. Moron & Eclipse Tribez‘ Serge Taquin. Electronic music lovers, don’t look any further.

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Friday 15th June: NOSE JOB w/ Prins Emanuel at Kumiko, Brussels

Malmö’s Wildlife platform’s Prins Emanuel will be gracing Kumiko with his presence, thanks to NOSE JOB‘s leading man Rick Shiver, who’s also inviting Marx Freud to take over the decks. Don’t sleep.

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Friday 15th June – Monday 18th June: I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore in Antwerp

To mark their graduation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, this year’s graduating photography class is throwing an end of year exhibition in an abandoned office building in Antwerp located on Stijfselrui 46. Support our young talents.

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Friday 15th June: Powder, Nosedrip + Cleveland at C12, Brussels

C12 isn’t skipping a beat with their Friday line-up made up of Japan’s Powder, and local favourites Nosedrip and Cleveland. Essential.

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Saturday 16th June: Low Moves at LaVallée, Brussels

Open air fun this Saturday at Molenbeek’s LaVallée, courtesy of a valiant joint effort between local rascals Lowtape and Basic Moves. Full support.

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Saturday 16th June: Bosbubbles at Het Bos, Antwerp

For the fifth edition of Bosbubbles, Het Bos is hosting a series of fierce live acts and DJs. The Word favourites Brussels-based rappers Le 77 and locals Hong Kong Dong, heavy oestrogen-fueled electro-punk band Sweats and many more artists will blow your mind… And bubbles?

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Saturday 16th June: Elsewhere MMDLXXVI Release Night at Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels

Minimal kraut beats, eclectic ranges and analog synths galore at Les Ateliers Claus this Saturday to celebrate the Dutch imprint Kalahari Oyster Cult’s latest various compilation release. With a heavy line-up including the likes of Neuzeitliche Bodenbeläge, t-woc and DJ soFa, this is not to be missed.

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Saturday 16th June: Klub Dramatik Festival 2018 at Nachtegalenpark, Antwerp

After a more than successful first launch last year, Antwerp’s Klub Dramatik Festival is back with all your house favourites, from headliners Antal, DJ Okapi and Soichi Terada to local loves San SodaStellar OM Source, Hill Men and Alfred Anders. Majority of tickets are sold out, so make sure to move fast to make the last 100 remining tickets at the door.

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Sunday 17th June: Voetbal & Jazz at Rode 7, Antwerp

Football season is upon us, and regardless of whether you’re a die-hard fan or indifferent, the World Cup is unavoidable and does offer a lot of fun opportunities. One such being Antwerp-based record label-cum-publisher Gigi’s hosting of a series of live jazz performances to accompany the Sunday matches, including our very own Inne Eysermans. Kick off.

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Sunday 17th June: OWP & DAnS BOoT’s Boat Party in Ghent

The Word Radio residents Oops Wrong Planet and Ghent’s beloved DAnS BOoT take you on a Sunday cruise to uncharted territories with DJ SoFa in charge of the ship. End the weekend right.

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