Luxembourg City stays up late, and there are numerous nightspots, jazz clubs, theater performances, concerts, and other after-dark activities to choose from. Clubs come and go rather frequently, so it's a good idea to stop by the tourist office on place Guillaume II and pick up a copy of La Semaine à Luxembourg (The Week in Luxembourg) to see what's happening during your visit. In addition, get the 352 Luxembourg News, an English-language newspaper published every Friday that highlights current events. City Luxembourg Agenda lists leading entertainment venues in addition to restaurants.
The Performing Arts
Concerts, Music & Dance -- From May to October, the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, rond-point Robert Schuman (tel. 47-96-39-00; www.theatres.lu), presents major concert artists from around the world, in addition to concerts by the Grand Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (tel. 22-99-01-1; www.opl.lu). There are dance (ballet and modern) performances and musical revues by visiting artists year-round. Tickets are 15€ to 65€ ($24-$104). Local dance and jazz school students have periodic performances at Théâtre des Capucins .
Theater -- The Round Tower Players present high-caliber productions (in English) at Théâtre des Capucins, place du Théâtre 9 (tel. 47-96-40-54; www.theatres.lu); tickets are 8€-25€ ($13-$40). For classic theater in French, there's the Théâtre National du Luxembourg, route de Longwy (tel. 26-44-12-70; www.tnl.lu); tickets are 8€-30€ ($13-$48).
A popular club among students is Melusina, rue de la Tour Jacob 145 (tel. 43-59-22; www.melusina.lu), which alternates between rock and jazz groups; house spins in the separate Ultra Lounge. It's open on Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 3am; cover is 8€ ($13). There's also a restaurant, open Monday to Saturday.
For disco, dance, house, hip-hop, R'n'B, and salsa, head for the Pulp Club, bd. d'Avranches 36 (tel. 49-69-40; www.pulp.lu), which spins tunes in three separate rooms; it's open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11pm to 3am; cover runs from 5€ ($8). The attached Humphrey's restaurant (Mon-Sat) serves decent sushi.
Two lively bars in the Old City are Um Piquet, rue de la Poste 30 (tel. 47-36-87), and Club 5, rue Chimay 5 (tel. 46-17-63), a trendy bar with a good upstairs eatery. Down in the valley, Grund is blessed with several good pubs: Scott's, Bisserwée 4 (tel. 22-64-74; www.scotts.lu), which serves Guinness and English ale to a mostly expatriate crowd; Am Häffchen, Bisserwée 9 (tel. 47-54-86), a popular watering hole across the street from Scott's, in an old building; and Pygmalion, rue de la Tour Jacob 19 (tel. 42-08-60), a typical Irish pub.
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