What's On January 12-14: Weekend events in Luxembourg

From Jazz festivals at Neumunster Abbey to a Dirty Dancing stage show at Rockhal, there is plenty to get you moving and shaking this weekend.

Cinema

January 12: Singin’ in The Rain, Cinémathèque, 8:30pm

A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.


January 12-14: Insidious, The Last Key, cinema and times vary

Brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier receives a disturbing phone call from a man who claims that his house is haunted. Even more disturbing is the address is the home where Elise grew up as a child. Accompanied by her two investigative partners, Rainier travels to Five Keys to confront and destroy her greatest fear, the demon that she accidentally set free years earlier.


January 12-14: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, cinema and times vary

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.


January 12-14: Darkest Hour, Ciné Utopia, times vary

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.


December 13: The Third Man, Cinémathèque, 9:30pm

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

 

Music

December 12-13: Reset (Jazz Festival), Neimenster, times vary

Neimënster presents its newest musical project in collaboration with composer and musician Pascal Schumacher. For this first edition of Reset, they ask you to do what the name of the festival implies: reset what you thought you knew about Jazz. Eight musicians from all over Europe will work together over the three days to jam, explore, create and improvise. The results of these head-to-heads are presented on each consecutive evening, with each night offering a total change in atmosphere. 


December 13: Tomatito y Grupo, Philharmonie, 8pm

One of the all-time great flamenco guitarists, as was his mentor Paco de Lucía, the incandescent Tomatito is a virtuoso of the instrument, at once a guardian of ancestral tradition and open to other musical cultures.




December 13: Jazz Department, Esch-sur-Alzette, 8pm

The jazz department of the Esch-sur-Alzette Conservatory presents its new talents through the standard repertoire of the different jazz periods. The students present their sound in the art of improvisation. Go along and encourage them in this quest that is the world of Jazz and appreciate their unexpected experiments.





 

Other

December 12: Israel Galvan, Grand Theater, 8pm

Returning to the Grand Theater, Israel Galván continued to make a mark with his passion for merging flamenco and contemporary dance. In The Fiesta, Galván's acknowledges that no one exists in isolation. Dancers' movements may vary, but ultimately they come together to create a whole performance; they exist alone, but together there are endless possibilities. The same treatment is given to the fiesta of Spanish culture, the understanding that it is the fusion of individual elements.


December 12-14: Dirty Dancing, Rockhal, times vary 

The film is considered to be one of the most exciting dance films of all time, and the stage show based on the cinema hit has already impressed more than eight million visitors worldwide! In addition to the original film songs, such as the “Time of My Life” or “Do You Love Me”, over fifty more titles accompany this stage production.




December 13: Russian Charity Ball, Cicle Cité, 8pm

The 7th Russian Charity Ball returns to the Cercle Cité. It has become one of the most magnificent and important events in the cultural and social life of the Russian communities in Luxembourg. The theme of this new edition of the 2018 Russian Ball at Cercle Cité is the Russian Ballet!




December 14: Youth Corner, CNA, Dudelange, 2pm

For this new season, Youth Corner will be interested in video creation by offering children and young people the chance to discover three genres and techniques of video realization, accompanied by the director Alain Richard.