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Eliott Knuets & Jonathan Collin // Quartet 508 - Djangofolllies Quartet 508
Published at 07/01/2022
By Carmen

Brussels is bursting with cultural activities, you won't know what to choose! Every week, agenda.brussels offers you a selection of cultural nuggets and must-sees (exhibitions, concerts, guided tours and other discoveries....). Whether you are rather conventional or a lover of the unusual, whether for this evening or this weekend, with your family, in a group or with your lover...follow the guide!

EXHIBITION: Magical Theatres 

Magical Theatres

Halle Gate (Royal Museums of Art and History) dates back to when Brussels was still a walled city. The imposing building now hosts Magical Theatres, a magical exhibition about the beloved paper theatres of the 19th century. Originating as a memento of the splendid European theatres, these little works of art soon evolved into coveted toys. Stimulate your imagination with these silent witnesses from a television-free era. Your inner child and the rest of the family will be delighted.

Until 4 December 2022

From €6

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FESTIVAL: Djangofolllies - final edition


Belgian-Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt continues to inspire established and young talent to this day. He once even amazed Duke Ellington's orchestra with his playing. A few key words: virtuoso, inventive, emotional and persistent. Ample reason to celebrate him at the 28th and final edition of Djangofolllies! The young duo of "top artists" (a title awarded to them by the Flemish department of Culture) Eliott Knuets & Jonathan Collin will kick off the evening in the Les Riches-Claires cultural centre, together with Quartet 508 who will pay homage to the grandmaster in the purest Parisian swing style.

13 January to 6 February

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Concertini 2021-22 © Pierre Stubbe

The Concertini at La Monnaie are a lovely way to discover our wonderful national opera house. Every Friday afternoon until mid-June, enjoy some of the best chamber music in the main foyer. As a prelude to Bizet's passionate opera later this month, La Monnaie's brass quintet will be playing works by, among others, Enrique Granados and Manuel De Falla on 14 January. The programme is aptly named In the Footsteps of Carmen.

14 January at 12:30


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