[VIDEO] Montpellier: jazz, summer, arraia, astronomy, fishermen’s festival, open-air Diago… plenty of outings for the weekend!

First weekend of the holidays and a rich program to start the holidays under the best auspices! Midi Libre helps you see more clearly between the many festivals, festivities and major events. From Pic-Saint-Loup to Palavas-les-Flots via Grabels and Castries, it is impossible not to find your evening. Have a nice summer everyone !

Wines, food-trucks and music at l’Arbousier

English pop, wine and food trucks!

Castries. At the Domaine de l’Arbousier this Friday at 7 p.m., a new Vin’Estivales evening with Sweety Pop, two professionals passionate about English pop music, followed by SOA Music, six musicians who mix the sounds of Latin America and the energy of rock . And also, of course, tasting of wines from organic farming and ten food-trucks, including that of the Tahitian Teheuira.

> Domain Arbutus in Castries, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, €5 with a drink and a tasting.

I have an appointment with you… at the foot of Pic Saint-Loup

Saint-Clement-de-Riviere. Talented artists gathered on the Pic Natura site this Friday. On the program: Soleil Nomade, jazz quintet, Bruno Granier and Les Amis de Brassens, the quartet Les deux guitars for a Gainsbourg repertoire. Possible hook up at the food-trucks present under the trees of the park, at the AOP Pic Saint-Loup wine bar at Domaine Puech and at the refreshing drinks bar.

> Parc Saint-Sauveur in Saint-Clément-de-Rivière (entrance by the tourist office), this Friday at 7:30 p.m. (€21, €17, free entry for children under 12). jairerendezvousavecvous.fr and ticket office at the concert reception from 6 p.m. Such. 07 87 93 97 26

Six concerts and three rhythmic evenings at Instant Jazz

Grabels. The park of the Grabels castle is hosting the 3rd edition of the Instant Jazz festival, sponsored by the City and the Francine Nordland music school. After the shows signed by the Montpellier collective Furens Nouba and the saxophonist Philippe Chrétien on Thursday, four concerts are on the program for this Friday and Saturday.

This Friday, Persian Rugs, a neo-soul and groove quartet which has just released its first EP, will take the stage (8:15 p.m.) before giving way at 10 p.m. to Adani And Wolf, the first French for the musketeers of groove and electro-jazz! Saturday, Rabie Houti Band, world music, jazz fusion and Arab-Andalusian rock (8:15 p.m.), and Sona Jobarteh, professional Kora player (10 p.m.) will follow one another.

> Grabels castle park, free without reservation.

Brazil celebrates

Palaces. Dances, costumes, decoration and traditional dishes: it’s a real Brazilian Arraia organized this Sunday, July 10, by the Montpellier association Bien Brasil.

From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the M hut, all the ingredients for this popular early summer celebration will be brought together. “The Arraia is a tradition that comes from the northeast of Brazil but has spread throughout the country,” explains Luciana, who organizes the event with Fabiano, dance teacher, Marco and Cristiana. An immersion in Brazilian culture that promises to be unusual and festive.

> 1st Arraia Brazil, Sunday July 10 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., straw hut M, departmental road D986 in Palavas-les-Flots. Online booking rate: €10. http://bienbresil.fr/arraiabresil

A great interplanetary survey under the dome of Planet Ocean Odysseum

A simulation projected on the dome to discover the starry sky.

A simulation projected on the dome to discover the starry sky.

Montpelier. Planet Ocean of Odysseum organizes an astronomy session, a simulation projected on the dome allowing to represent the aspect of the starry sky at any time, to reproduce the movements of the stars in space as well as all the astronomical phenomena that take place there.

Discovering the summer sky, traveling in the Milky Way, zooming in on the plane of the ecliptic and locating the planets or even on the fragmentation of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, 30 years ago. An immersion under the planetary dome, led by Xavier Girard, scientific mediator. The live animation of the starry sky will be followed by the screening of the film “The Guilty Comes from the Sky”, or the great interplanetary investigation to learn more about the birth and formation of the solar system.

> Saturday 9 July at 7 p.m., from €4. Astronomy sessions are free for day visitors, subject to availability. https://www.planetoceanworld.fr/

The Livrodrome is stopping off at Antigone this Friday!

A day to develop a taste for books, writing and reading.

A day to develop a taste for books, writing and reading.

Montpelier. The Livrodrome is a literary amusement park, itinerant, free and unique in France, dedicated primarily to (pre) adolescents from 11 to 18 years old, which is setting up for the first time, and for its 6th stage of its Tour 2022, in Montpellier, this July 8 on the place of the Golden Number.

On the program, 16 literary, fun, participatory and multimedia attractions. Non-stop, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., comics in virtual reality, Molière tattoos, reading confessional, blind test, literary prescriptions booth, interactive comic book creation laboratory, literary karaoke, podcast, booktube chronicles, live radio, audio book giant, digital parade, fake literary trials, portrait booth, sound showers. The sound book offered by Braquage Sonore. In closing, a musical reading of L’Aube will be grandiose by and by Anne-Laure Bondoux and Sean Seago. A great way to start the holidays.

> Place du Nombre d’Or in Antigone on 8 July from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free entry. Pre-registration only and subject to availability, for the workshops of La Machine à typewriter, La Fabrique àbulles and La Manufacture contact@livrodrome.com.

Palavas-les-Flots celebrates its fishermen

The procession will leave Sunday at 11 a.m., after mass.

The procession will leave Sunday at 11 a.m., after mass.

Sea Festival. Like every year, Palavas-les-Flots celebrates its fishermen and an ode to the sea! The festivities will begin on Saturday morning with, from 8:30 a.m., trolling at the Maison de la mer. There will then be some entertainment around the tourist office (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. then from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) , way to sip a well-deserved aperitif.

Beware, at 2.30 p.m., the Sea Olympics on the canal, hosted by the peña and at 8.30 p.m. jousting tournament with the Émile-Guiral trophy, still on the canal. Sunday, mass at Saint-Pierre church followed by a procession at 11 a.m. and a ceremony at the war memorials. The party will continue in the evening with a big popular ball with Goldstar, rive gauche, starting at 9 p.m. and a big fireworks display on the beach at the Hôtel de ville at 10:30 p.m. peepers!

It’s the Guigou Jubilee!

The champion offers a festive and friendly event.

The champion offers a festive and friendly event.

Grau-du-Roi. This Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., it’s the perfect opportunity to approach one of the greatest French handball players, Michaël Guigou! After more than 21 years at the highest level, most of them in Montpellier, the champion is putting an end to his professional career. In recent years, he has won numerous titles both nationally and internationally, three Olympic titles and four world titles. Michaël Guigou organizes a festive and friendly event. It will bring together young people, professional players and former athletes. And at 6 p.m., the Jubilee match with the biggest handball stars.

> Michel-Mézy stadium in Grau-du-Roi. €5 and free for children under 12.

The outdoor Diagonal at the Halle Tropisme

Movie theater. All weekend long, open-air cinema at the Halle Tropisme with the Diagonal Cinema and a selection of films from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

This Friday evening, “Without Filter” by Ruben Östlund (Palme d’Or), Saturday “The Eight Mountains” by Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (Jury Prize) and Sunday “The Innocent” by Louis Garrel (special screening 75th anniversary). For better comfort, it is advisable to bring your favorite seat!

> Halle Tropisme, rue de Fontcouverte. Doors open at 8 p.m. and screenings start at 10 p.m., bar and restaurant on site only. Single price on site: €7.50, at Diagonal or on the siteusual rates (subscription card, CE ticket, etc.).

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[VIDEO] Montpellier: jazz, summer, arraia, astronomy, fishermen’s festival, open-air Diago… plenty of outings for the weekend!