This weekend there are plenty of art and music concerts to keep you busy. If you want to plan ahead check out my winter edition of things to do in Bordeaux. Here’s the list of things to do in Bordeaux this weekend (January 18-20).

Trente Trente – Emerging arts Festival

Trente Trente is an annual festival, created to promote emerging artists in Bordeaux and Nouvelle Aquitaine in general. The festival includes more than twenty performances by artists from all genres, with some experimenting with interdisciplinary arts. Check out the full program that includes dance, music, theater, circus and more. The festival takes place on January 18-31 in different theaters and cultural spaces across the metropole (see the full list here).

When: January 18 -31
Where: Diffent venues in the Bordeaux area (check out the full program)

Le Cirque Arlette Gruss

Arlette Gruss is a traditional French circus, founded in 1985. The circus has performed in Bordeaux several times in the last two decades and this time it’s coming back with a new show. This year they offer a free, guided visit to the circus village to those who bought a full priced ticket to the show. The circus tent will occupy place de Quinconces from January 10 to February 6. For more details and tickets click here.

When: January 10 to February 6
Where: Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux

Le Salon du Livre Ancien de Bordeaux

Le Salon du Livre Ancien de Bordeaux brings together more than 40 French exhibitors for the biggest ancient books event in the Southwest of France. Every year more than 3000 people attend this event to look for rare pieces of literature and discover old book from every genre: fiction, kids books, old magazines and more. The event will take place at Cours Malby on January 19-20.

When: January 19-20
Where:  Cours Malby, 33000 Bordeaux

Tremplin de 2 Rives

This is the 7th edition of the Tremplin de 2 rives festival which aims to promote the musical talents of Bordeaux. The festival includes eight evenings from January 5 to February 9. This weekend is dedicated to Bordeaux center. On Saturday (January 19) five bands will take the stage of Athénée Joseph Wresinski. For more details click here.

When: January 19
Where:  Place Saint-Christoly, 33000 Bordeaux

Salon du Disque de Collection

Krakatoa in Merignac will host an event dedicated to collection CDs. Those are two days (January 19-20) of fun music browsing where you can find some real treasures among the hundreds of vinyls, CDs, DVDs and more. For more info click here.

When: January 19 – 20
Where:  3 Avenue Victor Hugo, 33700 Mérignac

Grand Nettoyage le Grand Crohot

This is an event with a great cause. This Sunday (January 20)
Surfrider Foundation Antenne Gironde invites everyone to a big cleaning of
the Grand Crohot beach in Lège Cap Ferret. For more info click here.

When: January 20 starting 10:30
Where:  33950 Lège-Cap-Ferret, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Tour de la Métropole en courant

The Tour de la Métropole en courant is a march/run with the goal to support hospitalized kids and to make their dreams come true.
L’hôpital des enfants et Aladin (the association behind the event) will host you for a coffee on January 20 at 8:30 before leaving in the direction of
d’Ambarès et Lagrave at 9:30. For more info click here.

When: January 20 starting 8:30
Where:  Leaving from Place Amélie Raba-Léon, 33000 Bordeaux, France

A creative workshop at the Kaléidoscope exhibition

Before this beautiful exhibition comes to its end on February 17, Institut Bernard Magrez continues with its workshops for kids and adults. This Saturday (January 19) the museum is hosting a creative workshop around the works of Koralie, one of the most impressive artists presenting at this exhibition. After a presentation of her colorful works, the host will guide you and your kids in making your own piece of art in the same spirit. The workshop is open to kids older than 5 years old. For more details click here.

When: January 19 at 15:00
Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux, France

The Big Lebowski French Fest

An evening all dedicated to the cult movie Big Lebowski will take place this Friday (January 18) at Bowling Mériadeck. The evening include activities like bowling polishing competition, electing the best disguise and more. For more info and tickets click here.

When: January 18 at 18:00
Where:  2 Terrasse du Général Koenig 33000 Bordeaux

Architectures du Bauhaus – Photography exhibition

This year marks 100 years to the birth of the Bauhaus movement. To celebrate Bauhaus Architecture, Bordeaux hosts a photography exhibition by the photographer Hans Engels. The exhibition will be presented at the Goethe-Institut Bordeaux from January 17 to Mars 9. to For more info click here.

When: January 17 – Mars 9
Where:  35 Cours de Verdun, 33000 Bordeaux

Noche Del Pintxo in Talence

After many successful Pintxo nights in Halle de Bacalan, the new Halle de Talence market continues this great tradition. As the name indicates, Noche del Pintxo is all about Pintxos, with ingredients coming solely from the market. This Friday (January 19) between 18:00 and 22:00 you’ll taste Pintxos and vote on the Pintxo of the month. One of the most fun things about these evenings are the prices: Pintxo = 2€, a glass of wine = 2€.  For more info check out the facebook page of the event.

When: January 18, starting  18:00
Where:  Place Alcala de Henares, 33400 Talence

Swing Party

A swing concert and party will take place this Friday (January 18) at the Quartier Libre club in Saint Michel. It’ll start with a swing lesson at 20:00 and will continue with a concert of the Hot Swing Sextet. The entry is free and a chic outfit is obligatory :). For more info click here.

When: January 18, at 20:00
Where:30 rue des Vignes, 33800 Bordeaux

Mama’s Oysters Party

Mama Shelter is hosting an Oysters party this Saturday (January 19). For more info click here.

When: January 19 at 19:00
Where: 19, RUE POQUELIN MOLIERE, 33000 Bordeaux

That’s it for this weekend! Keep on being the great followers that you are and share this weekend list with your friends on social media 🙂
At the beginning of next week there will be a really fun article waiting for you, so stay tuned 🙂

Have a great weekend!


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