This weekend in Antwerp: 26th, 27th & 28th January



It’s the first 2018 bike ride with Critical Mass: assemble with your bike at 6pm on Theaterplein for the New Year edition. This ride has the theme of ‘new year wishes’ and participants are invited to write down their favourite bike-friendly initiative(s) in Antwerp, as well as their cyclist’s wish for the coming year. What do you think could be better and safer for cyclists in 2018? Mail: and The Critical Mass team will pass them on to Stad Antwerpen.

Colectivo Amorika are holding monthly film discussion evenings at ‘T Werkhuys. This time it will about about the movie “Tangos, el exilio de Gardel” from the period when Gardel (a famous tango composer) went to live in Paris. During the bilingual Dutch- Spanish discussion session, there will be excerpts from the movie, the text and the music.

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At the same venue at 3pm there is a free concert by classical musicians Boho Strings.



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Ai Wei Wei (and son) pictured in Antwerp last October at Zuiderpershuis

There’s an Ai Wei Wei Matinee at FOMU where you can get admittance to his current photography exhibition as well as seeing his film Human Flow in Cinema Zuid (same venue) at 1.30pm – It’s 11 euros for the film + expo.

Shout out to the lovely Band 110 (featured image), who are playing live at Casa de Sonny on Italielei at 8pm -free entry.


There’s a huge second hand market (rommelmarkt) at the Kinepolis Event Centre between 10am -6pm. 3 euros in.

Did you know that every Sunday it’s Family Day at MUHKA (The Modern Art Museum)? Children’s activities between 2pm and 4pm, and a guided tour starting at 2.

The weather looks a bit changeable, with showers likely on Friday and Sunday but Saturday looks like it will be dry with occasional sunny periods.


Last chance for panto tickets!

BATS VZW panto

It’s Poetry Week across the Netherlands and Flanders. If you are a Dutch speaker and poetry lover, you will find a number of events taking place locally at Bib Permeke.

Next Wednesday (31st) is the last day of the month, which means that city museums are free.

If you are young and in a band and want to play live at the Antwerp 2018 Festival in May, check out this contest run at KAVKA -you need to register by the end of the month.

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