Thursday, November 10, 2011

Weekend Roundup, Nov. 11-13

I’m stopping by during Sara Flanagan’s 9am-12pm block on ARA CityRadio (103.3 and 105.2) on Friday morning to talk about a few of the events below. I hope you can tune in!

Do you have an event you’d like me to include on next week’s Weekend Roundup? Or a funny joke I can tell on the air? (I need all the help I can get, folks…) If so, send me a note:

Friday, Nov. 11

Where: American Military Cemetery, 50 Val du Scheid, Hamm (Via public transportation, take Bus 15 to Hamm, Käschtewee and walk 1.8km or take Bus 14 to Cents, Waassertuerm and walk 1.8km.)
When: 11am
What: Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. that is held every November 11 in honor of all U.S. war veterans. Every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, ceremonies are held to commemorate the signing of the Armistice that ended WW1 on the same day, month and hour in 1918. (The holiday is celebrated in other countries as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.)

At the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg, the 11am ceremony will begin with a flyover by the 480th FighterSquadron will fly four F-16 fighter jets in a missing man formation, weather permitting. Following this, the 52nd Fighter Wing Honor Guard will present the colors and then Capt. Zachary Nash, 52nd Fighter Wing chaplain will give the invocation.

Newly arrived U.S. Ambassador Robert Mandell will give remarks, and a Presidential proclamation will be read (read it here). This will be followed by the laying of the wreaths, the playing of TAPS, and then the cemetery carillon will sound the Luxembourgish and U.S. national anthems. Afterward, the colors will be retired.

Following the Veterans Day ceremony, a separate ceremony will follow. Coordinated by the Patton Foundation, a wreath will be laid at the site of General Patton, who is buried at the cemetery before his fallen soldiers. November 11 marks the anniversary of what would have been Gen. Patton’s 126th birthday.

When: Nov. 10-13
Where: Cultural Center at the Neumünster Abbey and the National Museum of Natural History in the Grund
What: Sponsored by the National Museum of Natural History and the National Research Fund, this 8th edition of the Science Fair is a free event intended for children and adults to discover the secrets of science through demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Wine Open Houses
November is a great month to stock up on wine for the holidays, straight from the source. The open houses below are a great chance for you to drop in to wineries where you’d otherwise need to be part of a larger group or make an appointment.

For a full list of all November wine open houses, click here

Where: Domaine Mathis Bastian, 29 route du Luxembourg, Remich
When:  November 10, 11, 12, 13, from 1:30pm to 7:30pm each day.

Where: Domaine Stronck-Pinnel, 5 Azengen, Grieveldange
When: November 11, 12, 13

Where: Domaines Vinsmoselle – Caves Wellenstein, 37 rue des Caves, Wellenstein
When: November 11, 12, 13

Where: Caves Pundel-Err, 49, route du vin, Wormeldange
When: November 11, 12 & 14, from 3pm to 10pm each day.

Where: Domaine Henri Ruppert, 1 um Markusberg, Schengen.
When: November 12, 13

Saturday, Nov. 12

When: November 12 & 13. On Saturday from 2-10pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm
Where: In the park of the Château de Sanem
What: Lamps will be lit, activities will be hosted, and music will fill the air in the park by the Château de Sanem, and more than 40 vendors from 5 countries will sell seasonal decorations and treats at this free event.

When: From 4:30pm on Nov. 12 to 3am on Nov. 13
Where: Centre Roudermer, the cultural center in Steinfort, 7A r. de Hagen, Steinfort
What: It’s an indoor music festival with a little something for everyone. Eleven bands will perform everything from hip hop to funk rock to electro to neo-folk. So, if you like it; someone performing is probably playing it – and you shouldn’t miss it. Tickets 12€ at the door.

When: November 12 to December 4, 2pm to 7pm daily. Guided visits on Thursdays at 6:30pm and on Sundays at 4pm.
Where: Carré Rotondes, 1 rue de l’Aciére, Luxembourg-Hollerich
What: The Cercle Artistic de Luxembourg hosts a show of artwork from 40 local Luxembourg artists. 

Sunday, Nov. 13

When: Nov. 13, 10am to 6pm
Where: Hall Victor Hugo, 60 avenue Victor Hugo in Luxembourg Ville
What: An annual fundraiser for the Red Cross, the bazaar features Christmas gifts, international dishes, clowns, magicians, music, a raffle and a special appearance by a certain Mr. Santa Claus himself.

Journée Nationale de la Natation (National Swimming Day)
When: Nov. 13, 9am – 1pm
Where: 13 pools around the country, view the full list on the event flyer
What: Dive in and discover the fun and fitness of swimming with free entry to 13 swimming pools around Luxembourg.

Looking ahead: 
Friday, November 25, 7-9pm
Brag to your friends and neighbors that you’ll be having cocktails at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Luxembourg for St. Andrews Day, Scotland’s National Day. Held every November 30, the day celebrates the patron saint of Scotland. (Note that the Scottish Association in Luxembourg likes to get the party started early, so they’ll be holding their celebration on the 25th.)

You don’t have to be Scottish to attend the event, but you’ll probably have such a great time that you’ll wish you were by the end of the night. Buy tickets for 35€ per person at this link

You can also check these web sites for more events in and around Luxembourg Ville:
  • Visit, you can search for current and upcoming events of all kinds,
  • Subscribe to Delano magazine’s Ten Things This to do This Week,
  • Stop by the Luxemburger Wort’s weekly list of “Wort’s On” every Friday,
  • Find events throughout the Greater Region on,
  • Check out for concerts, performances and more, and, as always
  • Consult your free monthly CityMag for a full month’s look at what’s on in Luxembourg.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like some exciting events this weekend. I wish we could attend those wine open houses!