What to do in Toulouse this first weekend in May?

During this first weekend of May, many events await you in Toulouse, even if the weather is not necessarily good. Le Journal Toulousain has selected four outings to do with family or friends. So, you can go to the Plein Phare festival in Pech David, but also to MEETT for the Alchemy of the Game festival, as well as to the municipal greenhouses of Toulouse which organize their open days, and finally to the colorful house for the exhibition “ At Baba Yaga”.

A techno festival on the heights of Toulouse

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What if you took advantage of the weekend to shelter under a huge marquee and dance to electro music? From Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, the Plein Phare open-air festival is back on the slopes of Pech David, south of Toulouse. Meet at the observatory where 40 artists are expected on stage for more than 30 hours of music. Fans of the electro genre will be spoiled, since the festival displays a rich program with artists such as Akrav, Apln, Artisan, Iris Oiram, and many others. The opportunity to discover new talents.
From this evening, Embark on the rhythmic world of DJs who will ignite the huge stage and the covered dancefloor until the end of the night. You will also be able to attend the “after” parties planned at the Rex in Toulouse, the night of Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday, from midnight to 5:30 a.m., and at the Bikini on Sunday, from midnight to 5:30 a.m.

Practical information: Plein Phare Festival, Pech David observatory, in Toulouse.
From Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5. Online ticketing.

A games festival this weekend

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On this first weekend in May, game lovers of all kinds will meet at the MEETT in Toulouse. From Friday May 3 to Sunday May 5, the Alchemy of Games festival returns to the Pink City, an unmissable event for lovers of reflection, culture, and even adventure. For his 21e edition, the festival provides hundreds of tables and games for visitors and there is something for all ages and tastes. And if you don’t know the rules, don’t worry, the volunteers are there to explain them to you.
In addition, editors, creators and illustrators will also be present to interact with the public. They will then take the opportunity to present their creations in preview. With family or friends, you can discover the latest fun releases, or challenge the creator of a game, or attend signing sessions.

Practical information: Alchemy of the Game festival, MEETT, in Aussonne.
Hours: Friday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free. More information online.

Open days at the municipal greenhouses of Toulouse

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Who says first weekend in May, says open days at the municipal greenhouses of Toulouse. Once a year, Toulouse residents can wander through the city’s plant collections. So, for two days, you will discover many flowers, shrubs, perennial plants… whose names you may not even know, but you will also be able to take part in numerous activities. You will then be able to attend the show “The little drop of water which thirsted for freedom”, a show for children where adults will not be bored, or to a workshop led by the Bonsaï Toulouse association, to an immersion walk in urban nature, or even to raise awareness about local plants and the revegetation of the bottom of buildings and schoolyards.
As a bonus, each visitor will receive cuttings of small red leaf sage (Salvia microphylla rouge), wall daisies (Erigeron karvinskianus) or even a young Japanese privet plant (Ligustrum japonicum) to be won as a souvenir of this immersion in the greenhouses of the Pink City.

Practical information: open days of the municipal greenhouses of Toulouse, 18 boulevard de la Marne.
Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

An atypical exhibition until July

In the Saint-Cyprien district of Toulouse, this funny colorful house has not gone unnoticed. Since Friday April 26, the temporary exhibition “Chez Baba Yaga” has been installed there and will remain there until July 20. But what can you see there? Around forty artists present their productions there, spread across 17 exhibition rooms over three floors. You will find street art, painting, youth illustrations, design, video and even tattoos.
With an area of ​​340 square meters, this “curiosity cabinet” is the work of a collective of artists who transformed this “opulent building with the false appearance of an Adams family mansion”, as the agency describes it. attractiveness of Toulouse. You can’t miss it with its flashy and atypical colors.

Practical information: “Chez Baba Yaga” exhibition, at 114 rue de Cugnaux, in Toulouse.
Open Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Until July 20, 2024.

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