What’s on in Brussels?

Get your diary out, there’s always plenty of things to see and do in Brussels.

Here’s some of the events that have caught our eye this week.

Fête de la communauté Française

On September 27, the Library, the Cultural Center and the Municipality of Jette take possession of Place Cardinal Mercier to offer you a day rich in emotions and new curiosities for all!

27 September

World Poetry Slam Championships

On September 27, 28 and 29, 2022, the World Poetry Slam Championships will take place at Kinepolis in Brussels. With this modern form of poetry slammers from all over the world try to outdo each other with their language. Throughout the week there will also be a varied side program for the local & international audience.

Until 30 September

Organ Festival

A free event, featuring five separate performances. The venue is Eglise du Béguinage.

Until 29 September

Festival: Toots 100

Toots Thielemans, the virtuoso musician and jazzman from the Marolles district, would have been 100 years olf on 29 April 2022. For the occasion, Brussels will celebrate his lovable personality and his musical world with a variety of events : an immersive exhibition at KBR with archives and the soundtrack of his life, a tribute concert at Boza, a week-end of celebration and many other surprises until the end of September.

Until September 30

Art on Paper, the international contemporary drawing fair in Brussels

Art on Paper presents in the heart of Brussels a unique panorama of the quality and diversity of contemporary approaches to drawing through the organisation of an international fair dedicated to this practice.

6-9 October

Museum Night Fever

Museum Night Fever returns on Saturday 22 October 2022 from 7pm to 1am in 34 museums across Brussels. The programme for this all-but-reasonable museum night is a carte blanche for young artists of all kinds.

22 October

Metamorphoses

This new performance piece could be best described as a ‘noise play’ in which all voices are processed live. In the enchanted soundscape thus created, voice is not an expression of human agency but rather a more-than-human thing. A voice is a thing borrowed from the wind, that entangles humans and non-humans in endless ventriloquisms, refrains and echoes, without ever belonging to either.

9 November

Bruxelles sur Scènes

Set off to discover the cultural life that blossoms in Brussels’ many cafes and theatres. From 1 to 30 November 2022, the COCOF and visit.brussels invite you to the fifth edition of Brussels’ cafe-theatre festival.

1-30 November

Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU

With creativity in mind, the Czech Centre Brussels is offering an exceptional cultural programme to mark the Czech Presidency of the EU Council. For six months, talent will be showcased in all its forms: contemporary art, sporting challenges, literature and fashion shows. Highlights of the rich programme include an inaugural concert by the Prague Philharmonia, an exhibition by artist Milena Dopitová at Bozar and a Czech puppet festival that will delight young audiences!

Until 31 December

Brussels Card

One of the simple ways to get the most out of your visit to Brussels is the Brussels Card.

Buy it online and choose a card for 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours – it’s your passport to exploring the city.

The benefits of the Brussels Card include:

  • Free access to the permanent collections of 49 museums – including multiple visits. While some special events may require an additional ticket, the Brussels Card will include most of museums’ temporary exhibitions.
  • Discounts to major tourist attractions, guided tours, shops, restaurants and bars.
  • A free illustrated information guide that includes a city map and a museum map.

You can also add some extra options to your Brussels Card package.

A popular choice is to include public transport. This gives you free, unlimited travel on all public transport options across Brussels – buses, trams, and metro.

Another option is to include the Hop-on-Hop-off buses, giving you maximum flexibility as your navigate across the city.

If the Atomium is on your itinerary for your visit to Brussels, then you can include the Atomium add-on with your Brussels Card and bypass the ticket line for instant access.

A 24 hours Brussels Card costs €29.

Head to www.visit.brussels to purchase online.

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