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GO KG's Events Guide Weekly

GO KG's Events Guide Weekly

We kept seeing questions about events in Bishkek from expats and foreign guests. And there was no information in English. Well, until now. GO KG launches Events Guide Weekly — we will collect the most interesting events of the coming week in a weekly guide.

Monday, Nov 14

To be updated.

 

Tuesday, Nov 15

'Light as Art' Meetup with Hap Tivey, 1 pm

Hap Tivey’s lecture addresses light as a medium for creating art: 1960 through 2020. It begins with artists who used light in their sculpture and extends into the current use of light as projections, such as video. Like so many explorations into artistic mediums, what began with a small group of artists has become a common almost universal medium of decoration. 

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 915 000
Entrance: free of charge


'Italia Nel Cuore' Exhibition, 5 pm

The exhibition is organized within the framework of cooperation between Italy and Kyrgyz Republic in culture and education. A number of works called 'Italy through the eyes of Kyrgyz painters' will be presented at the exhibition, which will take place till Nov 22.

Venue: Dubovyi Park Exhibition Hall
Tel.: +996 (552) 324 701
Entrance: free of charge


Guitar Poetry Evening, 8:20 pm

Talented and ironic Aksenov Viacheslan, a romantic philosopher Alexei Meshkovskii from Kazakhstan and other authors will gather for a guitar poetry evening this Tuesday.

Venue: Studio 247, 37, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (557) 247 000
Entrance: free of charge

 

Wednesday, Nov 16

Test-projection of Low Notes with Laurier Fourniau, 7 pm

An independent movie, shot in Hollywood, inheriting a documentary approach. It combines scripted sequels and improvisations, in the wake of directors of 'spontaneousness'.
The movie is in English, subtitled in French, and the projection is totally free. An opportunity to discover a single cinematographic approach and its director. The film won three awards during the IndieFest Film Awards (California, USA).

Venue: Alliance Française, 477, Frunze str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 623 120
Entrance: free of charge 


Vinyl Wednesday: 'Wave', Antonio Carlos Jobim, 7 pm

Vinyl Wednesday is dedicated to perennial classics. This time it the 'Wave' album by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The event assumes listening to music and a small lecture about the history of musicians and their works by Isken Sydykov.

Venue: ololo art studio, 92, Toktogul str.
Tel.: +996 (555) 777 400
Entrance: KGS 100


Wednesday Live Jazz with Salt Peanuts, 8 pm

Traditional Wednesday jazz event in Chicken Star with a legendary Salt Peanuts jazz band, who got on the pages of 'The Economist'.

Venue: Chicken Star, 36, Erkindik ave.
Tel.: +996 (558) 041 111
Entrance: KGS 150

 

Thursday, Nov 17

Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Kyrgyz Cinema, 4 pm 

The program will have a movie on history of Kyrgyz cinema, a concert and an exhibition of Kyrgyz film makers' achievements.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 301 046
Entrance: free of charge

GES Alumni Talk, 6:15 pm

What does one need to know in order to build a successful startup and get to the Silicon Valley? What startups are venture capital investors interested in? And many other questions will be answered on Global Entrepreneurship Summit Alumni Talk, which is a part of event series related to Travel&Tourism Hackathon. The latter will take place in December. Don't forget your business cards!

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 915 000
Entrance: free of charge


Chui Chamber Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm

The program will have music from world, European, Russian and national classics.

Venue: Opera and Ballet Theater, 167, Abdrahmanova str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 661 841
Entrance: n/a

 

Friday, Nov 18

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 6:30 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' from a Harry Potter world, the English version of which will be shown at its 'VEFA' movie theater.

Venue: VEFA Shopping Center, Gorky str. / Baitik Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 596 688
Entrance: KGS 320


Travel&Tourism Hackathon Ideation Session #2, 6:30 pm

Within the framework of Travel&Tourism Hackathon there will be a series of seminars for potential participants, where they can learn more about current problems and challenges of tourism and generate potential ideas and projects to be realized on the hackathon. This a second session already.

Venue: Sierra Tash-Rabat, 1 G, Gorky str.
Tel.: +996 (554) 655 755
Entrance: free of charge


 Friday Live Music Lounge with Fandango, 8 pm

Traditional Friday Live Music Lounge with Fandango — combination of tasty Spanish sounds, Latino rhythms and positive atmosphere.

Venue: Chicken Star, 36, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (558) 041 111
Entrance: KGS 150

 

Saturday, Nov 19

Cooking Workshop, 2 pm

Traveler's Coffee's chef will hold a workshop on cooking a WOK salad with vegetables and champignons, an original pumpkin soup and a desert of Crêpe Suzette pancakes with an ice cream ball.

Venue: Traveler's Coffee, 70, Baitik-Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (773) 388 838
Entrance: KGS 200

Nomad Soirée with ArtAsian, 6 pm

ArtAsian is preparing a cultural nomadic party, where one can learn how to play traditional instruments, play nomad games and meet interesting people. There's even a dress code asking to come dressed as a nomad or any traditional clothes.

Venue: Chicken Star, 36, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (558) 041 111
Entrance: free of charge

'Persepolis' by Marjane Satrapi, 6 pm

'Inoe Kino' ('other movies' from Russian) movie club is announcing its 8th meeting to learn more about Marjane Satrapi, watch her 'Persepolis' and discuss. The movie club is a community of art film fans in Bishkek.

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 163/1, Moskovskaia str. (entrance from Isanov str.)
Tel.: +996 (553) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 100
Language: Russian


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 6:30 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' from a Harry Potter world, the English version of which will be shown at its 'VEFA' movie theater.

Venue: VEFA Shopping Center, Gorky str. / Baitik Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 596 688
Entrance: KGS 320


Turntable Jam, 9 pm

Turntable Jam is a party with scratch music, hip-hop and funk. Dj Graff / Dj Huchifun / Dj PizOne / MC Kilavit and break dancers!

Venue: Zusmanovich's Suitcase, 4/2, 4th micro-district
Tel.: +996 (553) 041 870, +996 (550) 223 667
Entrance: free of charge

 

Sunday, Nov 20

AURA band at Studio 247, 8 pm

AURA band is performing this Sunday at Studio 247.

Venue: Studio 247, 37, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (557) 247 000
Entrance: KGS 250

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