Agenda: music, nightlife, nature and parks, food and drinks, james ensor and walking and cycling in Ostend

Ensor Dreams of mother-of-pearl

Where:
Mu.ZEE
When:
12/05/18 to 01/03/20

This new Ensor presentation consists almost exclusively of paintings and drawings from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. With 38 paintings and some 650 drawings, the museum not only has the largest, but also the very best Ensor collection.

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ODED TZUR QUARTET - A NEW TYPE OF SWING

Where:
KAAP | Vrijstaat O.
When:
Sun 23 Feb 2020

Oded Tzur (tenor sax), Nitai Hershkovits (piano), Petros Klampanis (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums) With a warm sound reminiscent of John Coltrane, Tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur bridges Western and Eastern music in a convincing way. His narrative compositions, his unprecedented mastery and idiosyncratic technique made him an acclaimed musician. He studied Indian music and is now part of a new generation of Israeli musicians conquering the New York jazz scene. For his quartet, he appealed to top musicians who excel in timing, rhythm, technique and musicality.

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Kursaal Classics - Exuberant Russian Dances

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 23 Feb 2020

Exuberant russian dances Program 16:15 Introduction by Frank Pauwels 5:00 PM Support act: Conservatorium aan Zee Claribel, clarinet ensemble based on Henk Soenen --- BedřichSmetana (1824 - 1884) The Vltava --- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Clarinet concert KV 622 --- Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943) Symphonic Dancing opus 45 Performer Orchester Philharmonique Royale de Liège Christian Arming, musical director Jean-Luc Votano, clarinet This concert is part of the Kursaal Classics concert series.

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Het Groen Lint

Ostend has more to offer than just the sea. Did you know that Ostend has a surprisingly green city edge? To strengthen that green city edge, the City had a master plan developed to connect all green zones and landscapes: The Green Ribbon. This green ribbon forms an attractive 35 km loop for cyclists and walkers, connecting 15 existing and new green areas in the city outskirts, exactly like a necklace with 15 beads.

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Marvin Gaye Midnight Love Tour

14 February 1981. Marvin Gaye arrives by ferry in Ostend, together with his little boy, Bubby. It marks the start of a fascinating story about Ostend, Marvin Gaye and the relationship between the two. ...

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Digital Walk: Ostend during the Great War

We use the diary of Charles Castelein, who was a 52-year-old tram worker in 1914, as a guide. See the war years of Oostende through the eyes of a local inhabitant. You complete the walk at your own pace with the help of an audio guide with screen. ...

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City Farm Route

A bracing tour through the countryside around Ostend. Not everybody is familiar with Ostend's agricultural history. During this tour you can explore what's left of the farmland around Ostend in a recreational manner. You can go get you free walking map at the Ostend Tourist Office (Monacoplein 2). Enjoy your walk!

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Kursaal Oostende

The building dominates the view at the Albert I promenade. The Casino, a design by Leon Stynen (1953) stands on the spot where in 1875 the first casino already stood. The latter was destroyed during WWII. After the war it would still be eight years before the current building was erected. This strikingly large building can boast being the largest in Belgium and is a typical example of modernism. The eye-catchers are of course the murals by Paul Delvaux. On 17th December 2004, the renovated...

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Japanese Garden

Take a stroll in this magnificent 'Kaiyusschiki-style' garden and marvel at the various landscapes which unfold before your eyes. No-one would expect this oasis of tranquillity and contemplation so near to the sea and Oostende’s vibrant city centre. During Belgian school holidays (with the exception of the Christmas and the spring break holidays), open every day.

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Maria Hendrikapark

The Maria Hendrikapark is an area of about 45 ha situated south of the city centre. The park has a variety of different ponds, open grass areas, two playgrounds and the Koninginnehof with cafetaria and restaurant, rowing boats, pedal boats, a traffic park, baby-carts and a miniature golf course. It is also a paradise for joggers. The park is also called 'Het Bosje'.

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