Ten things to do this weekend

1. Twenty-eight successive and different evenings with Cesare Pavese at Island, Brussels

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What? 28 dialogues given over 28 successive evenings. Themes range from ‘The Fire’ and ‘The Flower’ to “The Host” and “The Island”.

Who? Geoffroy de Volder.

When? Everyday from 1st February to 28th February, from 20h00 to 22h00.

Where? Island – 155 Chaussée de Wavres, Brussels (1000)

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2. The Affordable Art Fair at Tour & Taxis, Brussels

What? 90 galleries, over 600 artists and tag prices that never exceed the 5,000 euro price tag. The best place to get a foothold into art collecting.

When? Friday 7th from 12h00 to 22h00, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th from 11h00 to 19h00 and Monday 10th from 12h00 to 18h00.

Where? Tour & Taxis, 86c Avenue du Port, Brussels (1000)

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3. James Pants, Jameszoo and Nosedrip at De Kreun, Kortrijk

What? Electro-funk with a swoosh of boogie. Call it fresh beats.

Who? Stones Throw recording artist James Pants, The Netherlands’ Jameszoo and our very own Nosedrip.

When?  Saturday 8th, 20h00.

Where? De Kreun – 1 Conservatoriumplein, Kortrijk (8500)

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4. 7 Sins – Nunsense at De Schipperskapel, Brugge

What? An exhibition of new paintings, with a little incursion of photography works.

Who?  Barbara Bervoets with photographer Sarah Eechaut.

When? From 8th to 23rd February, every Saturdays and Sundays,  from 14h00 to 17h00.

Where? De Schipperskapel – 38 Komvest, Brugge (8000)

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5. The Brussels Philharmonic at Bozar, Brussels

What? Virtuoso violinist and winner of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth contest for violin plays Mendelssohn and Brahms.

Who? Violinist Ray Chen with the Brussels Philharmonic, under the baton of conductor Michel Tabachnik.

When? Friday 7th February, 20h00.

Where? Bozar – 23, Rue Ravenstein, Brussels (1000)

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6. The Other Self at Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, Antwerp

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What? A group show exhibiting the portraiture works of four photographers.

Who?  Vivian Maier, Jacques Sonck, Norbert Ghisoland and Adama Kouyaté.

When? Opens on 8th February from 13h00 to 18h00. Show runs from 11th February until 5th April.

Where? Fifty One Fine Art Gallery – 20 Zirkstraat, Antwerp (2000)

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7. Truc Troc at Bozar, Brussels 

What? An art marketplace, where prints are bartered for massages and sculptures swapped for haircuts. This year’s edition also sees the introduction of a brand new design section.

When? Friday 7th from 19h00 to 02h00, Saturday 8th from 14h00 to 21h00 and Sunday 9th February from 10h00 to 18h00.

Where? Bozar – 23, Rue Ravenstein, Brussels (1000)

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8. Portrait of: Never Been at Epoque, Antwerp

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What? The tales of two cities, Budapest and Athens, shown through the works – photographs, videos, sculptures and an exclusive performance – of two emerging artists.

Who? Bence Rohanszky & Bram Van Meervelde.

When? From 7th to 22nd February, every Wednesdays to
Saturdays, from 11h00 to 17h00.

Where? Epoque – 1 Grote markt 1, Antwerp (2000)

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9. Vinyl Market at Beursschouwburg, Brussels

What? A record collector’s paradise, with stalls upon stalls of crates to dig through.

Who? Mangoest Records, Nerve System Records, DistriSaturn, Space Fuzz Records, Umbrelladelika + lowdjo, Vampire Vinyl, Angstrom records, DJ soFa private collection & lamadameaveclechien, DJ Mellow & Mr Orange (Lowup/Los Hermanos Brothers), Uncollect, Chris Ferreira private collection, Selecta Cab (Lille), 72 Soul private collection and LC Music / Green L.F.ANT.

When? Thursday 6th February, from 17h00.

Where? Beursschouwburg – Rue Auguste Orts, Brussels (1000)

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10. Rites are in time, what home is in space at 44 Gallery Contemporary, Brugge

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What? A photographer and architect bouncing off each other’s work to create eerie installations and videos.

Who? Photographer Sarah Van Marcke and architect Dom Hans van der Laan, with an introductory talk by curator Thierry Vandenbussche.

When? From 8th February to 2nd March.

Where? 44 Gallery – 44 Genthof, Brugge (8000)

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LAST MINUTE ADDITION

Michael Dans, What’s Now is Now, at Espace 251, Liege (4000) – Six large format drawings shown.