Organised by radio station Studio Brussel, Jamaican Party is next door to Boudewijn Stadium, which hosts the Van Damme, and features no less than Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt behind the decks. It’s not his first time, either – the fastest man in the world is also a handy DJ (pictured). He’ll be joined by his countryman Shaggy (“Mr Boombastic”), as special guest.
Which is all well and good if you have a ticket; unfortunately, there are none left. As soon as the news broke that Bolt would be spinning, tickets sold out as fast as, well, lightning. However, keep an eye (or an ear) on Studio Brussel, as they might be giving away tickets in these final two days before the event.
Café Local, Antwerp
It’s September already, but those still hoping for a summer romance might still be in luck. Dating site Rendez-Vous.be is throwing an end-of-summer party, and the place to be is Antwerp’s famous club Café Local next Friday.
To get your hips loosened up early, the event starts with a salsa dance group lesson. It’s the perfect opportunity to show what you can do on the dance floor, or – if you’re keeping it cool – check out other people’s moves. Because you know what they say: “If (s)he can dance, (s)he gets a second chance.” Which might be later in the evening, during the speed dating session.
There are contests throughout the night, with “fun” (though secret) prizes being given away. There’s music, too, naturally, with a mix of hits from the 1980s and ’90s, as well as some popular dance music. Who knows what might happen?
Tickets are €10 in advance from www.ticketnet.be