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Bal au Wip, Gymnasiade, Tous à vélo: 10 outings for your weekend in Caen

A grand ball at the Wip or the Gymnasiade competitions: two great opportunities to get out of your home, from May 13 to 15, 2022, in Caen (Calvados) and the surrounding area. ©Anterovium and Comeback Images

It’s the weekendthe perfect time to have a good time and treat yourself to a little outing! Easter fair, ball, concert, fair… Here are some ideas to get you moving, from May 13 to 15, 2022.

A ball with José Montalvo

Free and participatory, the ball orchestrated by José Montalvo makes each spectator a dancer. Not to be missed this Friday at Wip.
On the program: new choreographies that will make you want to join the dance floor on D-Day. In terms of inspiration, everything is possible: contemporary, Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop…
> Friday 13 May, at 8 p.m., at Wip, rue des Ateliers, in Colombelles. Tel: 02 31 30 48 00. It’s free.

Malek at the Renaissance

The concert Malek was born from a meeting orchestrated by Sarah Murcia. During a trip to Normandy, she invites Kamilya Jubran, Palestinian singer and oud player, to perform with theNormandy Regional Orchestra. Between the Middle East and the Maghreb, the two composers invent a unique repertoire that flirts with both jazz and traditional Arabic music.
> Friday 13 May, at 8.30 p.m., at La Renaissance, rue de l’Hôtellerie, in Mondeville. Tel: 02 31 35 65 94. Prices: 8 to 14 euros.

Rémi’s nursery rhymes

In this new show, Rémi invites your children to embark on a musical world tour. A journey to rediscover the most beautiful nursery rhymes and songs to mime: the big deer, the little fish, the crocodiles, and lots of new things among cowboys, in Russia, in the Celtic world, etc.
> Saturday 14 May, at 10 am and 11.15 am, at the Théâtre à l’Ouest, 8 quai Vendeuvre, in Caen. Tel: 07 86 27 23 56. Prices: 8 to 12 euros.

A barter of plants of all kinds

Come and exchange your plants from Nature initiation museum ! The Arlette Gardens will also offer plants at free prices. For its part, the association West wind will make you aware of eco-ownership.
Also on the program: a concert by the orchestra Mazel Comboa clever mix of klezmer, gypsy and gypsy jazz music, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
> Saturday 14 May, at 2 p.m., at the Museum of Initiation to Nature, at the Abbaye-aux-Hommes, in Caen. Tel: 07 83 10 01 29. Free admission.

The melodies of Gabriel Fauré

An insatiable artist always in search of new musical discoveries, Cyrille Dubois has performed on the most prestigious international stages.
The tenor focuses here on the work of the undisputed master of French melody: Gabriel Fauré. The program aims to reveal this composer with an atypical career and the influence exerted on his students: Maurice Ravel, Nadia Boulanger and Florent Schmitt.
> Saturday 14 May, at 8 p.m., at the Théâtre de Caen, 135 boulevard Leclerc, in Caen. Tel: 02 31 30 48 00. Prices: 8 to 25 euros.

The attractions of the Easter Fair

For three weeks, it usually attracts thousands of visitors every year. Except in 2020 and 2021, due to health restrictions related to Covid-19.
2022 marks the year of the return to normal for the Easter Fair, which opens its doors this weekend and will continue until May 22. You will find more than 150 attractions there, for the whole family.
> May 13, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., May 14, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and May 15, from 2 p.m. to midnight, at the Caen exhibition center.

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Caen welcomes the Gymnasiade

From May 14 to 22, Normandy hosts the Gymnasiade, an international sports competition. More than 3,500 young people aged 15 to 18 from 80 countries will compete in 20 disciplines.
Carried by theUNSSthis event acts as a real school Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2 years before Paris 2024!
> From 14 to 22 May, at Stade Hélitas, Stade de Venoix and Stade Nautique. FREE ENTRANCE.

Stock ! at the Normandy Museum

Nearly 700 films, French and foreign, have left their mark on Normandy territory.
Excerpts from films, archival documents, posters, set models, filming photographs, etc. The exhibition Stock ! invites you to discover the diversity of Norman heritage – natural and monumental – as it appears in the cinema.
> May 14 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Normandy Museum, at the Château de Caen. Tel: 02 31 30 47 60. 3.50 to 5.50 euros.

All by bike in Mondeville

The 16th edition of All on bikes takes place this Sunday, around the Hôtel-de-Ville of Mondeville with even more entertainment!
On the program: shows, airbag jump, prevention and repair workshops, fun bikes, street art bike rides, biodiversity and heritage, bike exchange, barter for spare parts, drawing competitions, raffle…
> Sunday May 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the esplanade of the Hôtel-de-Ville, rue Chapron, in Mondeville. It’s free.

Collector’s fair in Ouistreham

The Ouistreham Collector’s Fair returns for a 17th edition, organized by the Philatelic Club and the Union of Philatelic Societies of Lower Normandy.
You will find all the essential collectibles: stamps, postcards, old paper, vinyl, wirehoods, coins, banknotes, pins, kinder toys, minerals, beans, comic books, miniature cars and trains, old toys, books elders, scrolls, minerals, etc.
> Sunday May 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Tennis Couverts, route de Lion, in Ouistreham. Price: 1 euro.

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