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Ensor 1940

Atlantikwall Raversyde
Sat 9 Mar 2024 to Mon 11 Nov 2024
On the night of 27-28 May 1940, Ostend Town Hall was bombed. Three paintings and numerous etchings by Ensor are lost. Lost forever. Because in the archives, only some vague images remain. Were they also masterpieces? Did they add anything to the Ensor we know? At the request of conceptual artist…

The Entry of Christ into Brussels in 1889

Thu 27 Jun 2024 to Sun 1 Sep 2024
‘The Entry’ is Ensor's international masterpiece. Unfortunately, it has been part of the Getty Museum's collection in L.A. since 1987 and will never return, not even temporarily. However, in the Ensor House, a full-scale replica is situated exactly where the original painting hung in the Blue Salon…

Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise

Venetiaanse Gaanderijen
Sat 29 Jun 2024 to Sun 27 Oct 2024
Discover the unique connection between James Ensor and his birthplace Ostend in the surprising exhibition 'Ostend, Ensor's imaginary paradise' at the Venetian Galleries. As Ostend developed as a tourist and cultural destination to become the Queen of seaside towns, Ensor developed his artistic…

"#ikkoopinoostende" Shopping Days

Wapenplein
Fri 26 Jul 2024 10:00
During the #ikkoopinoostende-dagen (I buy in Ostend Days) you can benefit from great promotions and bargains at many Ostend shopkeepers. Not just inside the participating shops, but also outside in the shopping streets, there are many fascinating demonstrations and novelties to discover.

3'Ain

KAAP Oostende
Fri 26 Jul 2024 21:00
This adventurous trio was created when the Syrian Belgian Yamen Martini (trumpet) met accordionist Piet Maris (Jaune Toujours). A little later, double bassist Otto Kint joined them.  3'Ain brings contemporary world jazz with oriental influences, in a unique blend in which the original…

"#ikkoopinoostende" Shopping Days

Wapenplein
Sat 27 Jul 2024 10:00
During the #ikkoopinoostende-dagen (I buy in Ostend Days) you can benefit from great promotions and bargains at many Ostend shopkeepers. Not just inside the participating shops, but also outside in the shopping streets, there are many fascinating demonstrations and novelties to discover.

"#ikkoopinoostende" Shopping Days

Wapenplein
Sun 28 Jul 2024 10:00
During the #ikkoopinoostende-dagen (I buy in Ostend Days) you can benefit from great promotions and bargains at many Ostend shopkeepers. Not just inside the participating shops, but also outside in the shopping streets, there are many fascinating demonstrations and novelties to discover.

Minla

KAAP Oostende
Fri 16 Aug 2024 21:00
Minla brings atmospheric electro-acoustic music. The heart of this project consists of vocalist Mirte Leconte and trumpeter Marthe van Droogenbroeck. Atmospheric indie pop and jazz influences meet in Minla.              

Abba Gold - The Concert Show

Kursaal Oostende
Fri 23 Aug 2024 20:00
Would you like to feel the magic of ABBA up close in this special tribute performance? Are you looking for a combination of first-class music and an impressive stage presentation? Then “ABBA GOLD – the concert show” is your perfect experience! Be enchanted by the dazzling world of the 70s and 8s…

Escarteen Sisters

KAAP Oostende
Fri 23 Aug 2024 21:00
Laia and Flavia Escartin call themselves a string quartet in duo form: 2 vocals, cello and viola. With this minimalist acoustic setting they achieve great musical results. Influences of folk, jazz and pop come together in these two sisters of Catalan/Belgian descent who, according to themselves,…

Abba Gold - The Concert Show

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 24 Aug 2024 20:00
Would you like to feel the magic of ABBA up close in this special tribute performance? Are you looking for a combination of first-class music and an impressive stage presentation? Then “ABBA GOLD – the concert show” is your perfect experience! Be enchanted by the dazzling world of the 70s and 8s…

Keith Canvas

KAAP Oostende
Fri 30 Aug 2024 21:00
Keith Canvas is the stage name of singer, pianist and arranger Bart Mertens. Mertens received his training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and studied there with the famous Belgian jazz vocalist David Linx. Bertens settled in Ostend a few years ago and is now a well-known figure in the city's…

Engelbert Humperdinck

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 31 Aug 2024 20:00
In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame.

The Marvin Gaye Songbook

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 14 Sep 2024 20:00
A tribute to the Prince of Motown. Marvin Gaye's hits are performed by West End and X Factor star NATE SIMPSON, accompanied by excellent West End musicians. An unmissable 2-hour concert.  

James Ensor: Satire, parody, pastiche

Thu 19 Sep 2024 to Sun 12 Jan 2025
The body of work of James Ensor is characterized by humor and satire. Various works attest to his talent for paraphrasing themes or specific works of other artists. Some works result in parodies or pastiches, and stand out with humor, criticism, and/or caricature. He does not hesitate to denounce…

50 YEARS DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 21 Sep 2024 20:00
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the iconic album "The Dark Side Of The Moon", the nine-piece Belgian band F.l.o.y.d brings a Greatest Hits set with, among others. 'Echoes', 'Another Brick in The Wall', 'Money', 'Wish You Were Here', 'The Dark Side of The Moon', 'Shine On You Crazy…

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Kursaal Oostende
Sat 5 Oct 2024 20:00
Whitney - Queen Of The Night is an ode to the music and life of one of the greatest singers of all time, Whitney Houston. This vibrant production pays tribute to her timeless songs such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I'm Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love…