Museum reopenings in Tervuren, synth-pop delights in Ghent and heartwearming heat in Brussels. Go do the right thing.

Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th December: Saturnalia in Les Brigittines, Brussels

Saturnalia is an energetic burst of creativity exhibited in Les Brigittines: get engaged in the explosive pieces of eight artists, encompassing musical numbers and dance pieces from the last year. Nourish your soul, start the weekend right.

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Thursday 6th December: Museumnacht 2018 in Ghent

Eight museums will be joining forces to bring an un-ignorable collection of works in Ghent that will keep its audience amazed and focussed, from children to the elderly. This free night brings a wide array of performances, exhibitions and musicals, guaranteeing fun for the whole family.

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Thursday 6th – Thursday 20th December: ROUGE MARKT at Kanal, Brussels

An alternative Christmas market aimed at attracting the people of Brussels: wooden cabins found in normal markets will be replaced with containers, while traditional Christmas street food, drinks and music accompany your end of year shopping over the course of four weeks. Get in the festive mood, eat something you’ll regret.

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Thursday 6th December: New Wwwave at Vooruit, Ghent

An immersive experience in synthetic and electro music brought to you by Wwwater, promising a great line-up of the hottest musicians around. Deconstructed R&B, minimalist electro and more is brought to you by way of LYZZA and Zoë McPherson. You don’t want to miss this.

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Thursday 6th December – Saturday 19th January 2019: Armen Eloyan & Peter Rogiers at Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Two shows unfold simultaneously at Tim Van Laere Gallery, and we simply couldn’t choose one. Armenian painter Armen Eloyan’s Natur und Kultur will amaze you by mixing street art and cartoons, evoking themes of sex and violence that is sure to move you. Meanwhile, TVLG_Yard brings Peter Rogiers’ sculpture Sketchbook Cut Up to creates a synthesis between literature and painting, employing literary techniques into his visual work. Sophisticate your senses.

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Thursday 6th December – Saturday 5th January 2019: Répondeur Automatik’s Dr. Sun at Hypercorps, Brussels

As we enter the darkest days of the year, Dr. Sun lives up to its name and attempts to bring a little sunshine into all our lives. Répondeur Automatik aims to energise the human body through a photosynthetic process of generating energy from electricity and sound vibrations. Get your dose of vitamin D from Dr. Sun, it’s a health obligation.

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Friday 7th December: Slagwerk & Perron Zes w/ Oli XL, Detente, Nunu + Terribilis at Beursschouwburg, Brussels

Underground club music mixed with deep poetic lyricisms to keep you on your toes, courtesy of local rascals Slagwerk and Perron Zes. Indulge in obscurity and head to Beursschouwburg.

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Friday 7th – Saturday 8th December: Alix Eynaudi’s Chesterfield at Kaaitheater, Brussels

Kaaitheater presents a wild and surreal dance performance that is bound to enchant you in its tiniest details. The Vienna-based artist Alix Eynaudi brings her seven years of ballet dancing experience with Rosas with her own creative twist to create Chesterfield. A delight.

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Friday 7th December: Our role as artists and organizers at Le Space, Brussels

Le Space calls on organisers and artists to meet and discuss their roles in a time where ideas are becoming increasingly necessary to breed. Everyone is invited to weigh in and share their thoughts on the matter. Explore your responsibilities and rights as an artist in Brussels and fight for your creative soul at Le Space.

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Friday 7th December: Delay No More #00 at Destiny, Brussels

Delay No More promises a raw and sexually charged night of dance with a sublime experience centred around it, placing the libido at center stage. Dance away to Marouchka, Belle Flaque and more for this inaugural edition. What more could you want?

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Friday 7th December: Kort Dag at De Markten, Brussels

Get enthralled in the prosaic and literary works of a selection of Dutch- and English-speaking storytellers as they share their works with the public and each other. Indulge in the oral tradition, listen to good narratives and discuss them with interested parties.

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Friday 7th December: Under My Garage at Quay 01, Brussels

A belter of a night with the Under My Garage lads to get us excited for the holiday season: with the likes of Francis Inferno Orchestra, DJ Marcelle, Le Motel, Rey Colino and more. Starting off their first cooperation for the beginning of the winter, it’s bound to be an entertaining night to kick off the season.

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Friday 7th – Thursday 13th December: Goûte Mes Disques’ 10 Year Anniversary

Beloved music imprint Goûte Mes Disques is celebrating their 10th birthday this winter, and intend to do so with a bang. Spread over Brussels’ Atelier 210 and Beursschouwburg, GMD promises four gigs and live shows of Europe’s finest – think Swedish The Field or Parisian Prince Waly – that are bound to excite your ear buds. Go show some love.

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Friday 7th – Saturday 15th December: Etalage Tactile at RECYCLART, Brussels

An otherworldly experiment in imaging and photography with a touch of performance. RECYCLART’s latest exhibition tries to show the world in all its co-existing states and through the lens of Thibault Tourmente, Antonio Jimenez Saiz, Kasper Demeulemeester and Mathieu Teissier. Mixing the raw with the universally soft and blending the duality of our emotions about the subjects of the photographs, be ready to leave with a new perspective.

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Saturday 8th December: Partners’ Faust Release party at Minus One, Ghent

A line-up of international DJs set up to celebrate the release of local Partners’ debut LP Faust. A mixture between cinema and music, an experiment in approaching film and music with synthesis in mind, bringing along friends LOFT and Onmens. Treat yourselves.

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Saturday 8th December: Girls Like Us’ The €₡o₦o₼¥ Issue Launch in Brussels

Girls Like Us invite you to cocktails and music for the release of the latest issue of their queerific magazine. Embolden yourself with the work of an international group of women with a wide and eclectic background, covering all things money. Don’t miss this revolutionary release.

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Saturday 8th December: African Boogie Night at amigo amigo, Ghent

A night promising foot stomping fun: follow the basslines and let your minds disappear into the snares of drums with DTM Funk and Asa Moto. No sleep.

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Sunday 9th December: Reopening at Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren

The much-awaited reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa is finally upon us this Sunday. The updated and revitalised museum will unveil rich exhibitions and works from the past and present to suggest a new direction for the future. Not to be missed.

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Sunday 9th December: Loop Sessions Brussels Edition #5 at C12, Brussels

C12 has an intense night lined up for music-makers and lovers alike. Contestants are invited to a five-minute grace period to create a track using samples provided. When done, the musicians will get to showcase their work to all the attendees. Don’t miss out on this chance to see – or take part in – improvised artistry.

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Sunday 9th December: Les Dimanches Oranges – L’Héritage at Atelier 210, Brussels

An entire day ladened with documentaries, exhibits and a concert, all aimed at cultural discovery. Your emotions are guaranteed to go through a torrent of changes until they settle peacefully with a night of pleasure and celebration. End the weekend right.

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