What's On March 23-25: Weekend events in Luxembourg

From the huge Springbreak expo to gardening workshops and even a reimagined Swan Lake there is plenty to keep you entertained this weekend.


March 23-25: Pacific Rim: Uprising, cinema and times vary

Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father's legacy.

March 23-25: God’s Own Country, Ciné Utopia, times vary

Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

March 23-25: Ready Player One, cinema and times vary

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). 



March 23: e-Lake New Release Festival, Luxexpo

This year's e-Lake New Release Festival will host a number of Luxembourgish bands such as indie pop favourites 'Seed To Tree', 'The Tame and the Wild' as well as modern electro violinist 'All Reitz Reserved' alongside punk rockers 'Versus You'. All the acts will be presenting tracks from their new material as well as some old favourites. 

March 24: Hippie Sabotage, Rotondes, 8:30pm

Formed by brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer, Sacramento electronic music duet Hippie Sabotage started to craft their hip-hop instrumentals in the mid-2000s. Working closely with local producer Chase Moore during their early career, they mixed the world with J. Leake and Yukmouth. They later collaborated with Chicago-based artists such as Calez of 2008ighties and Kami of Chukwu. They now boast 100s of millions of plays through remixes and original tracks.

March 24: Cyclorama, de Gudde Wëllen, 8pm

Following on from their latest album Astral Bender, CYCLORAMA are returning in force with a brand new set of powerful and mesmerising songs. Their new album was released by Chez Kito Kat Records in December 2017. The new compositions perfectly reflect CYCLORAMA’s trademark sound, with shoegaze riffs, reverb-drenched fuzzy guitars and hypnotic beats. CYCLORAMA will present the new songs in a series of live performances, which continue to mesmerise audiences.

March 25: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rockhal, 8pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg speaks about herself in her latest album 'Rest'. Uncompromising self-portrait, acclaimed by the international press, as one of 2017 best albums (Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Independent, Les Inrockuptibles…). The album was produced by SebastiAn, from the label Ed Banger, his background in electronic music accorded with Charlotte’s desire for a sound with a disquieting, mechanistic edge. After having been surrounded in the past by Beck's musicians, on Coachella's stage and around the world, and then Connan Mockasin a few years later, Charlotte Gainsbourg is back on stage.



March 23: Swan Lake, Grand Theatre, 8pm

Audiences the world over believe they know Lake Swan, but not like this. From the imagination of one of Europe's foremost dance and theater-makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, comes a bold, yet magical, new adaptation of one of the most famous ballets in the world. Featuring beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, Swan Lake is accompanied by a captivating score of traditional Irish-Nordic folk music, played live on stage by the trio Slow Moving Clouds. 

March 23-25: LEAP, Rotondes, times vary

The LEAP Prize - helps artists who demonstrate an innovative approach to contemporary creation in the current scene. Introduced in 2016, the prize is awarded every two years to an artist after deliberation of an international jury. Following the call for applications and the pre-selection process, four candidates have been selected for a joint exhibition of the same name. The laureate will be awarded a scholarship. 

March 23-25: Springbreak, Luxexpo, times vary

Springbreak is a must-see 5-day event held every March in Luxexpo to show you all the spring novelties and welcome the first days of fine weather on a family outing! On the programme this year you'll find everything from leisure, relaxation, concerts, gastronomy, shopping and much more. 

March 24: Garden Workshop for Beginners, Eicherfeld, 10am

This is your practical garden course for beginners. If you have access to a garden, a balcony or even a community garden and you decided to plant your own healthy vegetables but you don't have the know how, or where to start, this course will give you the tools. In the workshop, you will learn how to plant and sow your vegetables and what is important to know. Before starting with the practical workshop, you will dive quickly into some theoretical aspects. 

March 24-25: Relay For Life, D’Coque, 6pm

The annual 24-hour relay returns this weekend to show the solidarity of all to cancer patients. This is not a sporting event or a charity run, but a solidarity event. Teams of 20 to 40 people will take turns walking or running, with a permanent team member on the track. It does not matter whether this person is running or walking, what counts is to participate and thus show solidarity with cancer patients.

March 24-25: Street Days, Mierscherbierg, times vary

Merchants and businesses from Mierscherbierg will come together this weekend to offer you a fun and free weekend for the whole family! With inflatable attractions, games, wheel of fortune and plenty of food stalls, there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained.