If you are starting your weekend with a night out …
For a more unplugged and acoustic start to your weekend, go to Klein Antwerpen for Muziek zonder Elektriek which is open-mic and free (although you might like to throw something into the hat for the performers). It starts at 7pm, and if you would like to perform, register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Drinks and Dancing at Plein Publiek starting at 4
Antwerp Chocolate week starts today! It works in much the same way as the ‘pateekes week’: for 10 euros you get your vouchers at the tourist office on Grote Markt and these can be traded in at participating chocolatiers around the town.
LBWG is a winter pop-up bar which will be closing at the end of this month.
For live music head to An Sibhin for some slightly eccentric country rock from Jailhouse Chili at 8pm.
In Park Spoor Noord from 10am (free) is the first Goedgekregen Second Hand Market. It’s undercover, so it is still very much worth attending even if the weather is wet.
Cinema Zuid, down by the Kaaien is offering two kids films starting at 10.30am for 5 euros a ticket (so cheaper than the mainstream cinemas). There’s Mini en de Muggen for kids aged 4+, and Phantom Boy for kids aged 6+ (both in Dutch).
Bookworms and graphic novel fans should make their way to De Coninckplein in front of Permeke library, for a book fair between 10am and 4pm, featuring new and second hand books. Free.
If dancing is more your thing head to an open stage Dance Jam at Costa Sint Andries community centre at Sint-Andriesplaats 24 at 1.30. This is free.
Designer clothing fans, and bargain hunters may enjoy this outlet sale at Expo.
Antwerp Green Party (Groen Antwerpen) are holding a film lunch at cinema Klappei. 10 euros will get you a ticket for the film, a 1-hour panel discussion afterwards, and then lunch. The doors open at 10am and the film being shown is a 2009 documentary called Katanga Business. Email email@example.com if you would like to attend. More information here.
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