Events in Brussels
Brussels WINTER 2019
News from visit.brussels
22/03/2019-24/03/2019 – Kanal
The first edition of Digital Spring, inspired by Printemps Numérique in Montreal, will be held at the Kanal-Centre Pompidou. This free event will offer many diverse and varied activities: exhibitions, augmented reality experiments, introductions to code, video game creation, etc. The opening evening at the Hotel de la Poste at Tour & taxis will be unmissable, with a show combining artificial intelligence and classical music. Free admission (be advised, places are limited for the opening show).
Kids love heritage
Children love heritage too! Brussels' major heritage sites reveal their history in a way that is appropriate for a young audience (from 6 to 13 years old). Explanatory flyers with both text and visual content are available at the venue entrances. The Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula and the Halle Gate are the first two buildings to benefit from this tool. Check out the documents on site!
Brussels honours Bruegel in 2019
Brussels and Bruegel are inextricably linked. To commemorate the 450th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch-Flemish master, several exhibitions and original activities will be offered to visitors throughout the year. Several organisations will schedule Bruegel guided walks that take in all the places related to his history and the fascinating era during which he lived.
It's a great opportunity to (re)discover the monumental work of one of the greatest Dutch-Flemish painters of the 16th century.
Brochure available in FR, NL , EN & DE
Find these events and many others on www.agenda.brussels
BRUSELAS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL • 7 - 10 March
BOZAR - www.bozar.be
The Bruselas Flamenco Festival welcomes one of the most eminent flamenco dancers of her generation, Rafaela Carrasco. All of her performances are gems, combining outstanding technical skill with visual perfection.
MADE IN ASIA • 8 - 10 March
Brussels Expo - www.madeinasia.be
A mix of fun and culture, this event occupies a whole hall at Brussels Expo. It offers screenings, concerts, fashion shows, cosplay, courses, workshops, plus a huge shopping space. There are also hundreds of consoles, computers, and hi-tech equipment letting you discover the latest games or rediscover those of the past.
COLLECTIBLE • 13 - 17 March
Vanderborght building - www.collectible.design
Collectible, a new and unique fair dedicated exclusively to 21st century contemporary collectible design, will be hosting its second edition in the centre of Brussels. Conceived as a unifying platform and an exclusive meeting point in the heart of Europe, Collectible brings together renowned international galleries and designers, all at the forefront of creativity.
PERFORMATIK • 13 - 23 March
Various locations – www.kaaitheater.be
Performatik – Brussels’ performance art biennale – puts the spotlight on contemporary performance art or live art in cooperation with a great many Brussels partners. The historical backdrop of Performatik19 is the Bauhaus movement, which emerged 100 years ago.
LADYFEST BXL • 15 - 17 March
Brass – www.lebrass.be
An inclusive transdisciplinary feminist festival including performances, debates, shows, workshops, concerts and more.
CREATIVA • 14 - 17 March
Brussels Expo - www.brussels.creativa.eu
The DIY fair for creative leisure with 200 exhibitors and special workshops.
CAKE & SUGAR • 15 - 17 March
Brussels Expo - www.brussels.creativa.eu
Brussels’ second cake design and pastry fair.
PHOTO DAYS • 15 - 17 March
Brussels Expo - www.photodays.be
Professional fair dedicated to the photography, video and image industry.
DRONE DAYS • 15 - 17 March
Brussels Expo - www.drone-days.be
A place for exchange, open to professionals of the drone market, pilots and high-tech enthusiasts.
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR (AAF) BRUSSELS • 14 - 17 March
Tour & Taxis – www.affordableartfair.com
The Brussels edition of the Affordable Art Fair hosts more than 90 Belgian and international galleries. Food and drink are available, and the event also includes talks, workshops, and children’s activities.
BANAD - Brussels Art Nouveau and Art Deco Festival • 13 - 31 March
Various locations - www.banad.brussels
BANAD celebrates the variety of buildings built in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles in Brussels. The programme includes concerts, films, exhibitions, and cultural events, as well as guided tours inside buildings not usually open to the public and guided tours on foot, by bicycle, and by coach.
OFFSCREEN FESTIVAL • 13 - 31 March
Various locations - www.offscreen.be
The 12th edition of Brussels’ most adventurous film festival: three weeks of more than 60 cutting-edge movies, from cult classics and unusual B-movies to contemporary work from authentic independent filmmakers.
KLARAFESTIVAL • 14 - 29 March
Various locations - www.klarafestival.be
The Klarafestival includes concerts, music theatre, multidisciplinary performances, operas, and more. Connections are made with other art forms, including the visual arts and film. The festival owes much to cultural partnerships with major music and arts institutions in Brussels, as well as ad hoc partnerships with many others.
LEZARTS URBAINS • 21 March - 7 April
Various locations - www.lezarts-urbains.be
Dance, slam, rap, workshops, graffiti guided tours, creators’ markets, DJ sets… Forget your screens and come and experience Hip Hop for real, in all four corners of the capital.
DIGITAL SPRING • 22 - 24 March
Various locations - www.digitalspring.brussels
The first edition of Digital Spring will be a genuine immersive experience introducing the public to various technologies and digital creation. On the opening night at Hotel de la Poste Tour & Taxis, no less than 40 musicians from the Brussels Philharmonic will be interpreting compositions generated by artificial intelligence and inspired by great classical composers. On 23 and 24 March, Digital Spring sets up shop at Kanal-Centre Pompidou to offer several original activities: an exhibition, augmented reality and coding initiation workshops.
MILLENIUM - Festival international du film documentaire • 22 - 30 March
Various locations - www.festivalmillenium.org
With the backing of the UN, this festival of documentary film, attended by many directors, aims to promote the Millennium Goals via discussions, talks, masterclasses, and screenings of dozens of films.
BRUSSELS DESIGN MARKET • 23 - 24 March
Tour & Taxis - www.designmarket.be
The Brussels Design Market is a sort of flea market devoted to design, for the most part from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Twice a year, in March and in September, Brussels Design Market welcomes a hundred or so exhibitors from all over Europe, both professionals and amateur design-lovers, exhibiting in a relaxed setting.
PASSA PORTA FESTIVAL • 28 - 31 March
Various locations - www.passaporta.be
Over the course of a weekend, more than 100 Belgian and international writers, both established names and emerging talents, share their ideas and passion for literature in cafes, theatres, bookshops, libraries, and other public spaces.
GRAND DEPART TOUR DE FRANCE • 28 - 31 March
Variouslocations – www.brusselsgranddepart.com
From the 28th to the 31st of March, we celebrate the final 100 days before the Grand Départ 2019 of the Tour de France! On the programme: the official launch in the presence of Eddy Merckx, a ‘Bike Village’ at the De Brouckère and its surroundings with, amongst other things, a film screening, music, entertainment for young and old, walks, shows and the inauguration of the info point at the Maison du Tour. And last but not least, there is the opening of the Eddy Merckx Square in Woluwe-St-Pierre.
LA DELIRANTE • 28 March - 7 April
Vanderborght Building - www.waaweareartists.com
WAA! "We Are Artists" is a showcase for today’s creativity. Several artistic events of various disciplines will take place in the exhibition space and thus transform WAA! into a cultural nest for 10 wonderful days.
Discover the City: guided tours
D-100 Grand Départ of the Tour de France
To celebrate the 100 days preceding the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, Brussels' tour guides has mobilised to organise guided tours starting from the Maison du Tour on Place de Brouckere! These walks are free and will start between 9:00 and 10:00 on 31 March. Pro Vélo will introduce you to its exclusive tour about Eddy Merckx, Once in Brussels will set off along the time trial route on electric bikes and cactus.brussels invites you on a tour about Brussels' cycling culture. Get your cycling shorts ready!
Elegantly retro atmosphere in this new brewery on Place Fernand Cocq. In addition to breakfasts and brunches, the young chef also offers refined lunches. An address that will quickly become a favourite.
Crème is an espresso bar inspired by the Australian lifestyle that also serves pancakes, avocado on toast, lobster roll, eggs on toast, buddha bowls, Acai bowls and granola.
A new place to enjoy original pizzas in the Sainte-Catherine neighbourhood. You'll find beer in the dough and Liège syrup as a topping... Curious? Come and try it out!
Ballon Rouge Collective
New space that hosts various international contemporary art galleries.
Place du Jardin aux Fleurs 2, 1000 Bruxelles - www.ballonrougecollective.com
La Maison de Rendez-vous
A collaborative space of 4 contemporary art galleries. A real crossroads that promotes exchanges and connections between artists.
Avenue Jef Lambeaux 23, 1060 Bruxelles - www.lamaisonderendezvous.com
Green Key Label
GoodPlanet, Inter-Environnement Wallonie (IEW), visit.brussels and the Brussels Hotels Association (BHA) are joining forces to strengthen the development of the Green Key labelling programme in Brussels. Currently, more than 20% of Brussels hotel rooms are recognised through this label. Recognition was also granted to several emblematic Brussels events venues and meeting rooms in collaboration with Brussels Special Venues. For 13 years, Green Key has been leading the way in sustainable tourism and recreation.