July 27&28, GM Ballet Firenze, Villa Vauban & Cercle Cité, Various
The Villa Vauban is offering a special treat for ballet fans with outdoor performances by the GM Ballet Firenze in the villa's park. The company has been workshopping a new show in the park for the past two weeks with the final rehearsals on Friday at 12pm and Saturday at 12.30pm. Anyone wanting to see the rehearsals but not wanting to miss out on their lunch can pre-order a picnic basket. The result of all the hard work can be admired on Saturday at 8pm in the Cercle Cité. Entry to all rehearsals and the final performance is free.
July 27&28, West Side Story, Open Air Theatre Wiltz, 8.45pm
The Wiltz festival is coming to a close over the weekend. At the time of publication tickets were still available for the Friday and Saturday performances of Leonard Bernstein's musical re-imagining of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The story of Tony and Maria has reached equal fame since the first performance in 1957, with iconic songs such as “I feel pretty” and “Tonight”.
July 27&28, Outdoor Cinema @ CNA, Dudelange, 9.30pm
Outdoor cinema fans should hope for more of the good weather this weekend as the CNA puts up its outdoor screen. On Friday, Batman is back in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. On Saturday Emily Blunt and Jason Segel take over in romantic comedy The Five Year Engagement as a couple that simply doesn't find the time to tie the knot.
July 27&28, Cinémathèque, Various
It's blonde power this weekend at the Cinémathèque, as Rita Hayworth stars in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai on Friday at 8.30pm, caught in a ménage a trois of sorts, as husband, lover and several other crooks plot and plan murder. The night continues at 10pm with an outdoor screening of Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle in the Capucins courtyard. On Saturday Marilyn Monroe hams it up with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in all-time classic comedy Some Like It Hot at 10pm, also in the Capucins courtyard. Both outdoor screening are free.
July 27-29, Summer Follies, Utopia, Various
Utopia is offering some art house fare over the summer months for everyone looking for cinema entertainment beyond the summer blockbusters. While this weekend only includes one English-language film, Andrea Arnold's rendition of literary classic Wuthering Heights on Friday at 7pm, there is a lot more on offer for francophone cinephiles. For a full schedule visit utopolis.lu
July 27, Let's Run This Town, Various
Several venues in Luxembourg have teamed up for a special night of music. For only 8 euros, revellers can enjoy ten bands and nine DJs in five bars and clubs between 8pm and 5am. Rebelo's, D:qliq, Rocas, Soul Kitchen and Mr Dixon will offer anything from Indie Rock to Tech Deathmetal. For a full line-up and to find out more click here.
July 29, Sammy Vomáčka, Brasserie Le Neumünster, 11.30am
It's time for some Sunday morning jazz this weekend, as guitarrist Sammy Vomáčka takes to the stage. For over 30 years the Czech ragtime specialist has been enticing audiences with his guitar skills. Entry is free. Brunch at the brasserie is also available, but advance reservations are recommended.
from July 29, Création de Sculptures, Place de Paris
Starting on Sunday, several international artists will be creating sculptures live on the Place de Paris. Watch as the tree trunks and other materials take shape until August 4. From August 5 the results of the outdoor atelier will be displayed outside the Gare train station.
ongoing until September 21, Caves Mercier Luxembourg, Postmusée Gare
P&Ts shop at the Gare is built on the foundation of the old Mercier champagne cellars, which were located on the corner what is now the Place de la Gare and the Rue d'Epernay. Find out more about this chapter of Luxembourg history when the Grand Duchy became home to French champagne production.
July 27&28, Kanner in the City, Place d'Armes & Place Guillaume II
The Luxembourg City centre will be buzzing with activities for children this weekend. On Friday between 2pm and 6pm, and on Saturday between 3.30pm and 6.30pm there will be games and family fun. Animators will offer child-friendly entertainment, including acrobatics and science experiments. Special playgrounds, such as a Spider-Parcours, have also been installed.
July 28&29, Luxembourg Beach Open, Galgenberg Esch/Alzette
It's time for some summer sports this weekend at the Luxembourg Beach Open. Ten pitches and 1,000 tonnes of sand await keen volley ballers at this outdoor tournament. Saturday kicks off at 8.15am with the registration of teams. If you're not keen on taking part yourself, you can also enjoy the buzz around the tournament with children's entertainment and a beach party kicking off at 8.30pm.
July 29 – August 5, Medieval Festival Vianden, from 11am
Visitors can travel back in time at Vianden Castle for the next two weeks, surrounded my knights and damsels in distress, as the castle hosts its annual medieval festival. From sword fights to singing bards, from jesters to birds of prey, the festival promises exciting entertainment for the whole family.