Thursday, November 17, 2011

Weekend Roundup, Nov. 18-20

I'll be highlighting a few of these events on Friday morning between 9am and 11am on ARA City Radio (103.3 and 105.2), so please tune in! 

And as always, if there's an event you'd like me to highlight, shoot me a note at luxemblogger@gmail.com

Here are my picks for the weekend, and some additional event-finding resources:

Friday, Nov. 18

What: ‘Tis the season, and Esch-sur-Alzette’s Christmas Market is the first ongoing market to open in Luxembourg (that I can find, anyway!) for the holiday season. So, head on over and get your jolly on, because they’re giving away free mulled wine and cake today from 5-6pm to celebrate the grand opening.
When: Opens at 5pm on Nov. 18, runs through January 2. Full market event schedule here.
Where: Esch-sur-Alzette, in the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville


What: An event that bridges together the European “Year of Volunteering” with next year’s “Year of Active Ageing” in two days of multicultural, multigenerational activities designed to bring folks together through food, yoga, coffee, creative arts and karaoke. Oh yes: karaoke.  
When: Nov. 18 and 19
Where: Kulturfabrik, 116 rue de Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette

Made in Spain
What: The name says it all. If you need something that was made in Spain, head over to Luxexpo this weekend and you’ll probably find it.
Where: Luxexpo
When: Nov. 18-20. Friday between 2pm and 8pm, Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 8pm.

Wine Open Houses
Tasting days at various wineries in Luxembourg continues this weekend. These open houses below are a great chance for you to drop in unannounced, sample some wine and stock up for the holidays.

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

Where: Domaine Kohll-Leuck, 4 an der Borreg, Ehnen
When: Nov. 18, 19, 20, from 3pm to 9pm each day

Where: Cep d’Or, 15 route du Vin, Hëttermillen
When: Nov. 18, 19, 20, from 10am to 9pm each day.

Saturday, Nov. 19

What: Get crafty at this giant fabric fair. Fabric for clothing, lining or curtains, as  well as patterns and pattern books will be for sale from more than 140 vendors. Demonstrations will be given of the latest in sewing equipment, and fashion schools may be on hand to share the latest news in technique and style.
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10am to 5pm
Where: Luxexpo
Cost: Free

What: The truffles of Lorraine are the focus of this event. A special truffle meal will be served on Saturday (35€) and Sunday (65€) for those who RSVP. Learn about the truffle in talks given at 2:30pm and 4pm each day (in French) and from 3pm onward, see cooking demonstrations or pick up some advice about truffle cultivation.
Where: At the Abbaye des Prémontrés, Pont-à-Mousson, in France. Located about a 15 minute walk from the Pont-à-Mousson train station. (walking map)    
Remember:  Pont-à-Mousson is a train stop on the way to Nancy. On Saturdays and Sundays, CFL runs a special one-day Lorraine ticket. Ask for the Saar-Lor-Lux ticket and two people travel for just 30€ round trip. The ticket is available for up to five people, details and pricing info here. 

Sunday, Nov. 20

Where: Centre Culturel Schungfabrik, 12 rue Pierre Schiltz in Tétange
When: Sunday, 11am - 7pm
What: Vendors from around the country will set up shop for this day of deliciousness. Cooking demonstrations and gourmet items for sale (and hopefully for tasting!).Les chocolates d’Edouard, Brasserie Simon, Austrian food and wine importer Sissy.lu, Restaurant Lea Linster, and Domaine Kox are just a few of the food and beverage sellers you’ll find at this foodie event.
Cost: Free

Mulled Wine River Cruise
What: Warm up with a hot mug of glühwein on a one-hour cruise of the Moselle. I did this boat ride over the summer and can vouch that it's a scenic and relaxing ride! (Though I'd probably need more than one mug  of glühwein to stay warm this time of year...but, 'tis the season!)
When: Nov. 20 at 3pm (Note: This boat runs on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 22. View a brochure here.)
Cost: 9€ includes a mug of mulled wine

You can also check these web sites for more events in and around Luxembourg Ville:
  • Visit Agendalux.lu, 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 Plurio.net,
  • Check out Luxembourgticket.lu for concerts, performances and more, and, as always
  • Consult your free monthly CityMag for a full month’s look at what’s on inLuxembourg.

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