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Built in 1928 by architect Victor Horta, the Centre for Fine Arts draws together all art forms under the same roof: visual arts, music, theater, literature, ballet and an assortment of temporary exhibits. The world-famous Henri Le Bœuf Hall is a concert hall boasting impressive acoustics. The Film Museum is housed in the basement. There are 15 societies funded by this museum, including the Europalia Society and the Festival of Flanders. These associations guarantee that the center is filled with continuous events.
This old theater housed in what was once the guildhall of local market vendors is located near the stock exchange. After WWII, the building was renovated and eventually turned into a modern, soundproof concert hall. Its famous performers have included The Clash, The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Lou Reed, among others. Every year dozens of concerts take place in the AB, as the hall is locally known.
This is the city's prime location not just for contemporary theater, but also for dance, music, art and sculpture. The theater does not house its own company, but instead hosts visiting performers. The events are diverse and accommodate a wide variety of tastes and audiences. The Beursschouwberg strives to create a cross-cultural hub of cutting edge media, art and performance - not to mention their roller skating nights!
Located conveniently near the city center, VK Concerts does not need much of an introduction for locals. This music club has been a leader when it comes to organizing concerts. Having started out promoting concerts for pop and rock bands, VK Concerts now has immersed itself into every genre of music. VK Concerts very much reminds you of an authentic, no-frills-attached music venue where it is all about music.
Unlike the other hole in the wall bars and nightclubs where music is simply in the background, at Toogenblik the music is the main attraction. The music is a fusion of contemporary and classic and the musicians are an eclectic mix. So here you might as well hear a note from one of Bach's symphonies easily fused into post-modern jazz or rock and still find it cool. Apart from Wednesdays, the place is also open on Fridays when a concert is scheduled.