What's on this week: 29 March


Monochrome experiments, Flemish fashion designers and American jazz giants: our pick of events in Flanders and Brussels this week

CONCERT: Dianne Reeves and the Luxembourg Philharmonic

Once a year, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra makes a point to step outside the world of classical music with a high-profile pop collaboration. The prestigious ensemble has invited American jazz diva Dianne Reeves (pictured) and her backing band.

Guest conductor Wayne Marshall, a master of the classical-pop crossover in his own right, is on board for this special collaboration. Together they will perform songbook standards and select numbers from Reeves’ Grammy Award-winning 2015 album Beautiful Life. After premiering the set in the Grand Duchy, the show hits the road for this Brussels date. 23 April, 20.30 at Bozar, Brussels

CLASSICAL: Orazio Vecchi’s Requiem

Antwerp-based arts collective Grandelavoix, led by anthropologist Björn Schmelzer, has been exploring early music through archival research and historically accurate performance for over a decade. The ensemble’s latest mission is to resurrect long-forgotten works published by pioneering Antwerp printer Christophe Plantin around 1600. The pieces were composed by Italy’s Orazio Vecchi, Portugal’s Duarte Lobo and Antwerp’s own George de la Hèle, among others, but may never have been performed in their time. Schmelzer and co are also releasing a CD of the project to coincide with this weekend mini-tour. 6-7 April at Amuz, Antwerp & CCHA, Hasselt


French artist Yves Klein helped define post-war modernism visually with his monochrome experiments and philosophically with his real-time performance interventions, which anticipated contemporary art’s penchant for the ephemeral. Theatre of the Void surveys his short but seminal career, from famous works to unseen masterpieces. The brainchild of British curator Darren Pih, the retrospective was originally conceived for Tate Liverpool. The Brussels sequel features a programme of “happenings” by Belgian and international artists. Opening night sees young Flemish artist Miet Warlop stage a short performance titled HORSE: A Man, a Woman, a Desire for Adventure. 29 March to 20 August at Bozar, Brussels

FILM: Premiere of Dries

German director Reiner Holzemer unveils his intimate portrait of celebrated Flemish fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Van Noten rose to prominence 30 years ago as part of the Antwerp Six collective and would become one of the world’s top designers. Dries marks the first time the notoriously private figure has allowed a filmmaker into his personal and professional space. Holzemer documents a year in the life of the designer, during which Van Noten launched no less than four new lines. Both Van Noten and Holzemer are set to attend the premiere. (Film in English with Dutch and French surtitles) 31 March, 20.00 at Bozar, Brussels

More events that deserve your attention

John Mayall: Livin’ & Lovin’ the Blues: Performance by the well-seasoned British blues rock pioneer whose musical career spans more than 50 years and includes hits like “Looking Back”, “Congo Square” and “Room to Move”. 2 April 20.00, Ancienne Belgique, Anspachlaan 110, Brussels 

MANdolinMAN, Green Moon: Two local bands present their new albums, both with a focus on the universal and timeless mandolin. 31 March 20.00, Muziekpublique, Bolwerksquare 3

The Human Body: Travelling exhibition about the anatomical science behind more than 200 objects, including preserved human bodies, skeletons, limbs, organs, simulated bodily functions, prototypes and 3D printouts, providing food for thought about organ donation, cancer, AIDS, alcohol and nicotine abuse and poor eating habits. 31 March to 16 April, Parking Pidpa, Desguinlei 248, Antwerp

Opgepast werken (Caution: Work in Progress): Free, open-air exhibition featuring the broad spectrum of works by Flemish artist and cartoonist Kamagurka, featuring hundreds of quirky cartoons, drawings and paintings. Until 14 May, Venetiaanse Gaanderijen, Zeedijk, Ostend

Listen!: Second edition of the Brussels Future Music Festival with a focus on electronic music and innovation, featuring live acts, DJ sets, inspirational talks and a record fair. 30 March to 1 April, across Brussels

Fiesta Europa: Travelling international market with stands selling gourmet products from every corner of Europe and featuring a lively terrace and festive atmosphere. 31 March to 2 April, Markt, Gasthuisvest, Lier