You’ve got to love Belgium for the public holidays. We have another one tomorrow and many have today off as well. I’m sure lots of people have headed out of town for a long weekend, but for those of us staying in Brussels, here are a couple of ideas of things to do today and tomorrow.
If you’re looking for a party tonight, the BOZAR Night is a good place to start. This is an annual event held at the Center for Fine Arts which brings together music, art and film in one place. For this fifth edition, it’s all about electronic music, with performances by Belgian and international artists and DJs.
Two current exhibitions at the museum from Danish painter Per Kirkeby and the American artist Cy Twombly, will be open until midnight. The evening will also include audio-visual performances by Kirkeby and others. Tickets are €13 at the door. The party kicks off at 8pm and will run until 3am.
There’s another event for night owls in Brussels tonight. The Night of Shorts, part of the Brussels Short Film Festival, will take place from 10pm to 3am today. For €8 you can stay up late and watch funny and unusual short films and clips at the Vendôme cinema near Porte de Namur.
The festival dedicated to short films is running from 27 April to 6 May at various locations around Brussels. It will include screenings of more than 300 films in 90 sessions of one and a half hours, each consisting of 4 to 5 30-minute films. See more details about the films and schedule here, which includes events tomorrow 1 May as well.
Most things will be closed tomorrow, 1 May, but if the glimpse of sunshine from yesterday continues, there are tons of great parks and green spaces in Brussels to enjoy. Here are some of my favorites. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Royal Greenhouses open until the end of the week. Located at the Royal Palace in Laeken, the 19th century glass and iron greenhouses span 2.5 hectares and house an impressive display of flowers and rare plants. See more details here. Closed Monday.
Whether you stay up late tonight or just relax tomorrow, I hope you have a great day off!
Image via Visit Belgium.