This weekend: 27th, 28th & 29th January


chineseny2017A very happy New Year to you if you celebrate Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is on Saturday, and the Year of the Rooster begins.

And The Antwerp Tower closes this weekend.

Here’s the GOOGLE MAP to help you find your way …


At Design Centre de Winkelhaak, it’s Dubieus Design a retro, vintage design market mainly offering furniture and interior household items. You can go for the evening opening for 5 euros (including a glass of bubbles) or for free on Saturday.

Assemble at 6pm on Theaterplein with your bike for the first Critical Mass Bike Ride of 2017.

Friday night offers the opportunity to tour the many galleries in Borgerhout from 6pm -11pm for the Borger #11 Nocturne. Best way to get from gallery to gallery is by bike.


Chinese New Year celebration on Antwerp’s streets

For Chinese New Year, expect noise, dragons and lions on the streets in the Antwerp’s Chinatown.

Permeke library is also heralding the Year of The Rooster with a free exhibition Legends of Liondance which opens today and continues until 16th February, during the library’s opening hours. There is further information on their Facebook page.

110 at Papa Jos

Or come and see 110 performing at Papa Jos on Blindestraat at 9- this was a really good night last November. This time, with the addition of an open-synth. open-mic element for anyone who would like to join in for a jam. It’s also a chance to discover a really nice bar if you do not already know Papa Jos.

It’s the opening night for BATS Panto  -Jack and the Banstalk. You can get tickets via the Arenberg Theatre website. This traditional British panto will also be showing on Sunday afternoon (matinée), and Monday night.


There’s a big second hand market all day on St Jansplein from 9am and the ABC  (Antiques, Books, Curiosa) Market at Den Beulebak from 11-5pm.


Live Irish folk in Den Hopsack at 3, or if you prefer jazz  – Hopper  at 4

The weather is expected to be mild and bright on Saturday, but Sunday looking likely to be more showery.


by Leo Reijnders

Leo Reijnders of The Cloudknitters opens an exhibition on Thursday (26th) at 6pm at Museumstraat 4. The work is described as follows: ‘In his ongoing series, of figurative narrative paintings, Leo Reijnders investigates issues of desire. While basing the work in the subconscious desires of the artist, they also seek to involve the viewer, by allowing enough undefined space to consider our own motivations and desires. Completed in one day, they represent “(day)-dreamscapes” where anything is possible”. This exhibition continues until February 19th.



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I am away from Belgium all next week for work reasons so the next post will be in two weeks’ time, unless it is possible for me to do a short post while I am away. If not, I’ll tweet or retweet links to any Antwerp event I spot.

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