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What’s on this week: 21-27 October

KVS Bol performance
10:12 20/10/2022
Here’s a few ideas to keep the kids happy over half-term, plus an exhibition celebrating K-pop and some musical turns

Those of us who don’t work in theatre rarely consider how all the technical aspects come together to create the right lighting, sound, etc. But what if all of that equipment were to … come to life? That’s the idea behind the Toneelhuis performance Indoor Weather at KVS, where man and machine come together in a kind of futuristic ecosystem. And there’s some Danish poetry and Dutch science fiction thrown into the mix as well! 26-27 October, KVS Bol, Quai aux Pierres de Taille 7


The K-POP phenomenon is now well known thanks to its flashy artists who create catchy pop songs and amass a large following, K-POP, Now Here is an exhibition offers visitors the possibility to not only see how the genre developed, but also explore the society from which it stems from and the industry that has grown alongside it. Visitors can expect videos, media mapping and immersive media to experience the world of K-POP in its entirety. 26 October to 21 December, Korean Culture Center, Rue de la Régence 4

George Fitzgerald AB

British-born, Berlin-based electronic musician George Fitzgerald is a popular act at AB, so snap up a ticket in advance to see the release concert for his third album Stellar Drifting. Brooding, trippy and other-worldly. 24 October 21.00, Boulevard Anspach 110

John Law Music Village

Versatile British jazz pianist John Law and his quartet are ready to entertain you with Re-Creations, some of their creative versions of multi-genre familiar tunes, from a baroque arrangement of Fly Me to The Moon to a gentle swinging journey through Debussy’s Claire de Lune. 24 October 20.30 (doors open 19.30), Rue des Pierres 50

Concerts de midi

The Musical Instruments Museum is launching its 75th anniversary edition of Concerts de Midi, a months-long series of lunchtime concerts. Coming up are Trio Fenix, a string trio performing Koday and Mozart, and pianist Thérèse Malengreau, who will play a programme of Debussy and Ravel, among other composers. Thursdays 12.30-13.20 until 13 April, Montagne de la Cour 2


Laying on sure-fire entertainment for the kids over the holidays is the annual international film festival Filem’On. Aimed at young audiences, aged two to 16, it’s staged in cinemas and cultural hotpots around the capital. As well as more than 130 films, including shorts, features and documentaries, there’s fun workshops and other film-themed events. Screenings are in Dutch, French and English (Estonian drama The Sleeping Beast, pictured). 26 October to 5 November, multiple venues

Autumn holiday (c)Courtesy Up

Get the kids out of the house during the autumn school holiday at one of many events or activities in Brussels. Halloween festivals are a highlight (see details below), but the BELvue Museum also has a haunted game (costume highly recommended). The Kidorama exhibition is still on at the Museum of Fashion and Lace, and the Up circus arts centre (pictured) has loads of fun workshops for all ages. The Comics Art Museum is also opening a new exhibition, Squarely Furry, which invites children to crawl, climb or jump from one panel to the next in a life-size comic strip. 24 October to 4 November, across Brussels

(c)Courtesy Museum of Fantastic Art

It wouldn’t be October without the Halloween Festival at the Museum of Fantastic Art! This traditional event features spookily themed mini-golf, a Halloween train and an eerie performance. Take a trip through the collection and solve mysterious puzzles to earn your witches’ diploma. 22 October to 6 November, Rue Américaine 7 (Saint-Gilles)

Mini EuropeMini Europe is taken over by the spirit of Halloween (preparations, pictured). The familiar miniature park is turned upside down by skeletons and zombies, new shivering features such as a ghost train, spiders climbing the Eiffel tower and figurines revolting against their maker to create a chilling atmosphere. Discover some facts on the origins of the Halloween tradition and scary witch stories from the Middle Ages. Live actors will join the park between the 29 October and 1 November and characters such as for anyone wishing to join the ghouls of Mini Europe. 22 October to 6 November, Mini Europe, Avenue du Football 1 (Laeken)

school choir

The Judd School from Kent in the UK is touring Europe with its choir and string orchestra. Concerts are scheduled in Ghent, Maastricht (NL), Liege, as well as Brussels with some 55 students showcasing their musical abilities and performing music well-known classical music such as Locus Iste by Bruckner and the Bach double violin concerto & Poulenc Trio for bassoon piano and oboe. Entrance is free. 25 October 16.00, Cathedrale Saint-Michel et Sainte-Gudule, Place Sainte-Gudule

BWC Brocante

If you’re looking for unique gifts and great bargains, you'll find a selection of crafts and objects for sale at the Brussels Women's Club Mega-Brocante, along with home-made goodies and a non-stop cafe. 22 October 10.00-14.00, Rue au Bois 509 (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre) 


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The ground-breaking international KIKK Festival showcases new creative digital technologies from Wallonia, Belgium and abroad. Aimed at building bridges between culture, science and the economy, it offers a dual programme for professionals and the public, with conferences and workshops, a demo market, workshops, city-wide art trail and plenty of fascinating kids’ activities. The theme for the 11th edition, Tales of Togetherness, deliberately tackles post-pandemic social isolation. 27 to 30 October, Place d’Armes (market), Théâtre de Namur and other venues

Wojciech Plewinski

One of Ghent’s most famous private homes – the 1920s eclectic masterpiece Villa de Bondt – has opened up a new art space and is dedicating the first show to Polish photographer Wojciech Plewinski. Now more than 90 years of age, Plewinski photographed nearly every aspect of Polish life but was particularly known for his work in the theatre, with celebrities and of female nudes. This intimate show offers an excellent look into his body of work. 22 October to 22 December, Krijgslaan 124, Ghent


Adventure Valley’s third edition of Mysterious Forest promises to scare the wits out of even the bravest. Throughout the 2kms park walk, visitors encounter a terrifying variety of mysterious creatures and magical universes. New this year are four additional sections, ranging from the scary to the terrifying: the haunted house, trap, clinic and labyrinth. At the end of this hellish walk, visitors can eat their fears away in the Hell’s food village, which will offer an assortment of meals and refreshments. There’s free parking for visitors. Until 6 November, Adventure Valley, Rue Rome 1, Durbuy.


Theme park Walibi opens its doors during the school holidays for a special Halloween event for anyone willing to enter the scariest of haunted parks. There’s 16 different roller coasters to choose from, including some Halloween themed rides, five haunted houses centred around the worst experiences imaginable and Bar’Hell where visitors will need to keep their eye out for roaming ghouls. Children can also experience Halloween at their own pace with the Rebbiez, the children of the Junkyard gang who have set a number of challenges to find out who possesses the true haunted spirit and who can join their ranks to celebrate Halloween. Until 6 November, Walibi, Boulevard de l’Europe 1, Wavre (Brabant Walloon)


As the evenings draw in, this Walloon château lights up with a 1,000 illuminations for a series of baroque-themed nocturnal ballads, Bioul on Fire. They’re accompanied by fire-themed artistic displays and installations, and as this is a wine domain, you can enjoy tastings and light refreshments. 27 to 29 October & 5 to 7 November, 18.30, 19.30, 20.30 & 21.30, Château de Bioul, Avenue de Vaxelaire 1, Bioul (Namur province)

Photos: (main image) IndoorWeather (c)Laura Van Severen 

Written by Sarah Crew, Lisa Bradshaw, Louis Kernoa-Pascoe