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25/09/2009What's on in Belgium this week

What's on in Belgium this week Here are our suggestions for cultural events and activities around Belgium for the weekend and the coming week...

Museum M

Museum M in Leuven was opened by two princesses on Sunday with a prestigious exhibition featuring the work of the Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden. More than 100 works by the 15th century painter are on display. Museum M is the renovated Vander Kelen-Mertens city museum, incorporating both contemporary and traditional art in its exhibitions. Museum M has around 46,000 works of art in its collection.

Address: Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven
Opening times: Tues – Sun: 10h00 – 18h00. Thurs: 10h00 – 22h00

The Sexties @ Bozar

An exhibition on the development of the cartoon industry beyond the children’s realm opens this Friday. Come to the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels to see how four artists, Crepax, Cuvelier, Forest and Peellaert, transformed the comic strip with their combination of erotic and otherwise audacious artwork.

Friday 25 October 2009 – Sunday 3 January 2010
Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
See website for numerous entrance fees

Belgium Rollers

Join the Belgium Rollers for the last blade of the season in Brussels on Friday 25 September.  The parade is free, fun, and if you don’t have your own rollerblades you can rent them from staff at the beginning.

Meet 19h00 at Place Poelaert, 1000 Brussels for an 20h00 start. Kids welcome.

Jesse Dee @ AB, Brussels

If you are mesmerised by soul music, come and see Jesse Dee play at the AB in Brussels on Thursday 1 October. The American-born singer has a truly traditional R&B sound. De Standaard wrote ‘Connoisseurs will quickly be able to hear that this man is no slavish imitator: he mixes the styles of Stax and Motown as if they'd always belonged together... Great discovery!' Check out his songs on the AB website. 

Thursday 1 October
AB Club: Anspachlaan 110, 1000 Brussels
Tickets: EUR 12

Diana Krall @ the Centre for Fine Arts

Watch Diana Krall on her ‘Quiet Nights’ world tour at the Centre for Fine Arts this Sunday. ‘Quiet Nights’ is her twelfth album, a sensual, sophisticated and jazzy fusion inspired by a trip to Brazil last year.

Sunday 27 September @ 20h00
Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
See website for ticket prices

Exhibition: Art By The Sea - Beaufort 03

10 Flemish seaside municipalities will turn into open air modern art museums.
30 national and international contemporary artists are being displayed. One of the most striking contributions is by the French contemporary artist Daniel Buren on the beach of De Haan. 

It consists of one hundred masts with colourful flags waving and dancing in the wind- also changing their rhythm depending on the weather conditions. 

This is the last chance to see the exhibition which has been on since March this year. 
Until 4 October 2009

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