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Europalia has started!

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The European arts and culture mega-event Europalia kicked off already two weeks ago… This year, the star event of Europalia is the Grand Atelier exhibition, which is housed at the Museum of Fine Arts (Rue Ravenstein 23) and features European paintings from the 5th to 18th centuries.

Europalia will feature exhibitions, concerts (jazz and classical), dance performances (mostly contemporary), movies, theater (often in the original language, with subtitles in French and Dutch) and literature from the 27 EU member states.

You can check out the complete schedule by countries or by date on the website, or pick up a more user-friendly, but less ecological brochure from the office in Rue Ravenstein 23 (Bozar – close to the Central Station). Alternatively, visit this site for recommendations from time to time.

For next week, Spanish speakers might be interested in two plays in Spanish: The Spanish literature classic El Lazarillo de Tormes and another much less popular play San Francisco, el juglar de Dios. Both plays will be performed at the Theatre Royal du Parc and prices are quite reasonable at EUR 5 – EUR 24.

Europalia runs through February 3, 2008.

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