Agenda for the weekend of May 14 and 15

From 12 to 15 May, Brussels, Tour & Taxis

For four days, more than fifty chefs and restaurants offer their vision of street food in Tour & Taxis. The first edition of Streat Fest aims to combine workshops, street art, music and of course gastronomy.

In particular, we find famous addresses such as Hors-Champs by Stefan Jacobs, El Cuchillo, the Gramm by Kenzo Nakata. But also street food specialists: Monella de Ugo and Franscesco, Mo Mo, Smash, Ganesh, Bia Mara. Fans of Topchef can test the recipes of Logan, Belgian candidate for the 2022 edition.

At the same time, the festival invites participants to take part in classic cooking classes, workshops to learn cheese/beer or tea combinations, eco-friendly cooking, oenology and mixology classes or advice on how to make a dish pictured on Instagram. The Streat Fest is also a market for producers and craftsmen who come to present their made in Belgium know-how.

All these culinary discoveries are accompanied by a musical and festive program: street performers, circus artists, graphic artists, DJs, rockers, while a children’s corner welcomes the youngest.

www.streatfest.be

2.follow my gaze

May 14, from 6 pm to 11 pm, Morlanwelz, Royal Museum of Mariemont

On the occasion of the European Night of the Museums, the Royal Museum of Mariemont offers to visit the places in an unusual way. From 6 pm to 7 pm, children from 5 years old will be in the spotlight with “The life of museum objects”. In other words, four fields of activity: visits to the collection, the China for women exhibition, a modern adventure and a paper-cutting workshop.

From 7 pm to 8 pm, for children aged 5 to 8: a discovery reading of children’s books about China and Asia and a Taiwanese puppet show.

Adults, on the other hand, can choose their activity when they arrive at the museum. Readings of texts, visit of the collections Women of Egypt, China in the feminine or To have it in the skull in the Merovingian period.

www.museum-mariemont.be

3.Monster parade

From May 13 to July 3, Namur, Museum of Decorative Arts

The artist David Lambois creates figurines, paintings and art toys inspired by the world of fairground art, the circus and the Victorian era. As part of the event The Circus we are, he exhibits his creatures in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Namur. A burlesque and poetic universe to discover with the family.

4.Decolonial Expo

From May 14 Mons Memorial Museum

To understand the roots of the problems of racism and colonialism, the Mons Memorial Museum collaborated with Pitcho, a young versatile artist. They propose an exhibition entitled “Decolonial Identities. From Africa to Mons” to question the colonial memory of the inhabitants of the Mons region.

www.monsmemorialmuseum.mons.be

5.dividing line

May 13, 14 and 15, Tontelange

The Tontegrange festival sticks to its customs, anchored since 2013. Saturday afternoon is dedicated to children and families. On the programme: many creative workshops, three shows and a traditional Mairank competition.

On Sundays, artists and craftsmen meet in the barns and garages with shows.

www.tontelange.be

6.The art of ceramics

From May 14 to June 22, Andenne, Cultural Center

Ceramic art Andenne, there are more than eight exhibitions, in five different places in Andenne and the surrounding area. In other words, the largest event dedicated to contemporary ceramics in Belgium. In addition to various exhibitions, this time artists from South Korea will be highlighted. This 14 May is all about conferences.

www.ceramicartandenne.be

7.Twenty Art Fair

From 11 to 15 May, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Brussels, Hall 3, Brussels Expo

The first edition of Twenty Art Fair aims to celebrate the different artistic movements of the 20th century. Belle Époque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, surrealism, vintage furniture, but also design and contemporary art are represented by some fifty Belgian and international exhibitors through furniture, paintings, objects, sculptures and jewellery.

www.twentyartfair.be

Next weekend (21 and 22 May)

bear stories

May 21 at 5:45 PM, Caves de Han

Sometimes dangerous, sometimes tender, the brown bear transmits a myriad of images into the collective unconscious. The domain of the caves of Han proposes to (re)discover it by meeting the six inhabitants of the animal park, in the company of a guide and his anecdotes.

Reservations required on 084 37 72 13 or reservations@grotte-de-han.be

boom rally

May 22, from 10am, Ellezelles, Ecomuseum of the Pays des Collines

A circuit of 35 kilometers takes you through the landscapes of the Pays des Collines. This year’s walk is all about hedges, these natural enclosures of fields and meadows that play an essential role in biodiversity but have been somewhat forgotten.

Reservation required: 0489 16 93 10 or info@ecomusee.eu

beer marathon

From 21 to 23 May, Liège, Guillemins station

This festive marathon is for runners who want to have fun. On the programme: 42 kilometers embellished with 16 hoppy stages, to be covered in less than 6.30 am on Saturday 22 May. This year the participants are invited to come dressed according to the theme of the 90s.

Registration: www.beerloversmarathon.be

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