This Saturday, numerous museums in Brussels are throwing open their doors in the evening. You can discover permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, and experience centres of art and heritage in a new way in unique performances and sweltering parties. Three unmissable highlights.
1. Baudelaire at Museum Night Fever
The 19th-century poet Charles Baudelaire lived in Brussels for two years, but it is putting it mildly to say that he was not utterly enamoured of our capital city.
This aversion is not mutual, because Brussels is honouring the French author of Les Fleurs du Mal with an exhibition that you can discover through the eyes of a series of young spoken-word artists.
During the Night of the Flowers of Evil, they will dedicate their poetry and spoken word to the legendary grouch.
> Baudelaire at Museum Night Fever. 3/3. Brussels City Museum
2. Fresco Farm at the Jewish Museum
The Brussels arts collective Farm Prod, which has been leaving its mark on urban space around the world since 2003, is coming to the Jewish Museum for a live event.
You can see with your own eyes how the members of the group employ different styles and techniques in their artistic practice, and yet create one unique signature.
Likewise at the Jewish Museum, you can see performances by musical refugees as part of Refugees Got Talent, the exhibition Hospitable Brussels and In Your Box Project, a mobile photo studio.
> Performances at the Jewish Museum. 3/3
3. Francisco Ferrer meets Fernand Léger
Students of fashion and design at the Haute École Francisco Ferrer are drawing inspiration from the great modernist Fernand Léger for a colourful catwalk show.
Along with the Circus Zonder Handen troupe, they are presenting a gesamt showpiece.
Also at Bozar, there will be a food truck, the exhibition Spanish Still Life, and brand-new exhibitions on the life and work of the great Belgian artists Fernand Léger, Hugo Claus, and Dirk Braeckman.
> Fashion Show at Museum Night Fever. 3/3. Bozar
> Museum Night Fever. 3/3, 19,00. Various locations.