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Wort's on - Weekend events

1 3 min. 11.05.2012 From our online archive
While the Luxembourg weather is less than overwhelming, the events calendar is chock-full of ideas to make the most of the weekend.

PERFORMING ARTS

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May 10-12, Ten Minute Play Festival, Kinneksbond Mamer, 8pm

The New World Theatre Club's Ten Minute Play Festival is giving aspiring playwrights the chance to see their works performed on stage. Over 100 plays were submitted, with ten plays making the final cut. For more information on the festival click here.

May 11, La Traviata, Utopia, 7pm

Verdi's famous Traviata is coming to the big screen in the latest installment of the MET Opera series at Utopia. Starring Natalie Dessay, Matthew Polenzani and Dmitri Hvorosovksy, the opera is conducted by Fabio Luisi. The opera was recorded on April 14.

May 11, La La La Human Steps, Grand Théâtre, 8pm

Award-winning choreographer Édouard Lock's new piece performed by prestigious dance troupe La La La Human Steps was inspired by classics operas Dido and Aeneas, and Orpheus. Lock aims to unite dance and narrative in an unconventional way through contemporary dance.

CINEMA

May 11-13, Cinémathèque, Various

The Cinémathèque's English-language programme kicks off on Friday at 6.30pm with comedy classic The Geisha Boy by Frank Tashlin. The film sees Jerry Lewis play a magician entertaining GIs in Japan, where he meets a young boy and his aunt, leading to unpredicted complications.

On Saturday at 8pm Diane Keaton and Woody Allen play a soul-searching couple in Annie Hall, followed by the Filmreakter's Cinélunatique screening of The Stuff. In the Larry Cohen horror flick, a white sticky substance known as the Stuff turns humans into zombies with a trio of heroes fighting against it.

Sunday sees Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo Marx take over the screen with their infamous Duck Soup at 8.30pm. For a full programme head to Cinémathèque.lu

May 13, The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace, Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, 10.30am/4pm

A unique cinema concert experience, Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict, will be shown and performed at the Conservatoire. The boys' choir Pueri Cantores, as well as the Conservatoire's choir, the Dinant music academy ensemble, and the Conservatoire orchestra will be joining the performance under Pierre Nimax Jr.

MUSIC

May 11, Balkan Brass Battle, Den Atelier, doors open 8pm

Get ready for some Balkan Gypsy brass sounds in this stage duel. Fanfare Ciocarlia and the Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra are taking to the stage together and will battle it out with each other. Who's got the better sound? The audience decides, so prepare to dance, cheer, stomp and clap in support of your favourite.

May 12, Tenacious Rock Festival, Hall La Chiers Differdange, 8pm

In support of Télévie some of Luxembourg's finest are taking to the stage at this evening festival. Angels of Hell, Anthem of the Sun, Anx 74 and the Vintage Gigolos, plus Ash of Sound from France are on the programme, with the event set to last until the early hours of Sunday morning.

ART

May 12 – June 3, Heemecht/Heimat/Patrie/Home, Cercle Cité

The comic drawing exhibition brings together Luxembourg and international artists, examining the meaning of home. As part of a German culture iniative, the touring exhibit will also stop in the Grand Duchy.

May 13, Journée Internationale des Musées

Several of Luxembourg's museums are taking part in the international museum day on Sunday. A special offer awaits visitors in the Moselle region, where the A Possen in Bech-Kleinmacher, the Kulturhuef Grevenmacher, the Centre Mosellan in Ehnen and the European Museum in Schengen await with special exhibitions and events, as well as free entry.

OTHER

May 12, City of Luxembourg street sale

The traditional Stroossemaart in the City centre and the Gare area will see sellers offering their wares at street stalls. Several streets in the city will be closed, with detailed descriptions of diversions and alternative bus stops on the VdL website.

May 13, Bourse de Cinéma, Ciné Ariston Esch, 9am to 5pm

Film lovers can bag a bargain at the Bourse de Cinéma. DVDs, BluRay, books, magazine and more will be available to buy at the perfect cinema setting.

May 13, Old Timer Meeting, 11am-6pm

Students from theLycée Technique École de Commerce et Gestion have organised a fully fledged old timer meeting, with old cars, 60s music, a BBQ and drinks.