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GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly

GO KG's Bishkek 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 28

Bishkek Food Fest II, 12 pm

Chefs Association of Kyrgyz Republic is organizing second Bishkek Food Fest — contests between juniors and pros, workshops, flashmobs and more

Venue: Bishkek Park, 146, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (556) 777 356
Entrance: free of charge


Dostuk Music Fest, 4 pm

American Henhouse Prowlers band withing the Dostuk Music Fest will have a series of free concerts dedicated to 25th anniverary of diplomatic relationships between U.S. and Kyrgyz Republic. Henhouse Prowlers is a bluegrass style music band. 

Venue: Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, 44, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 892 589, +996 (555) 407 447
Entrance: free of charge


Bishkek Toastmasters: First Club Meeting, 7 pm

First official meeting of the club — bring already completed membership application form (here). Volunteers are welcome to take the following positions (Each of these involve speaking in front of the group at least a little; these roles are all temporary and will change every week):
• Toastmaster (Introduce speakers and other roles; facilitate meeting)
• Table Topics Master (Come up with questions to ask people to speak about; ask those questions during the meeting)
• General Evaluator (Introduce evaluation team and give comments on the meeting overall).
• Speech Evaluator (Give an evaluation with positive and negative comments on one of the prepared speeches)
• Timer (Keep track of how long each participant speaks, and give report at end)
• Grammarian (Find a word of the day; keep track of good/bad grammar use, count uhs and ums)

During this meeting, there will be the following activities:
1) Prepared Speeches
2) Table Topics
3) Evaluations

Club Business:
4) Membership
5) Leadership Team
6) Club Name

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 163/1, Moskovskaia str. (entrance from Isanov str.)
Tel.: +996 (550) 751 245
Entrance: free of charge

 

Tuesday, Nov 29

Friends Meeting with Galina Ketova, 8 pm

Galina Ketova, Gala Theater, is inviting friends for a meeting.

Venue: Studio 247, 37, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (557) 247 000
Entrance: KGS 200

 

Wednesday, Nov 30

Arie Antiche, 4 pm

Solo concert of Mamatnazar kyzy Aziza (soprano), winner of international contests. The program includes antique music: 
D.Pergolezi
A. Lotti
D. Sckarlatti
T. Gjordani
G. Handel.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Conservatory, 215, Zhantoshev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 574 329
Entrance: free of charge


Dostuk Music Fest, 6 pm

American Henhouse Prowlers band withing the Dostuk Music Fest will have a series of free concerts dedicated to 25th anniverary of diplomatic relationships between U.S. and Kyrgyz Republic. Henhouse Prowlers is a bluegrass style music band. 

Venue: Bishkek Park, 146, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 892 589, +996 (555) 407 447
Entrance: free of charge


Travel&Tourism Hackathon Ideation Session #4, 6 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 third session already.

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 163/1, Moskovskaia str. (entrance from Isanov str.)
Tel.: +996 (554) 655 755
Entrance: free of charge


The Snow of Kilimandjaro by Robert Guédiguian, 7 pm

While he just lost his job, Michel happily lives with Marie-Claire. Those two love each other since 30 years. Their children and little children fill them with happiness. They have really close friends. They are proud of their unionist and political struggles. Their conscience is as transparent as their regards. This happiness will be smashed to pieces with their French window in front of two armed and masked men who hit them, attached them, take their wedding ring off, and flee with their credit cards… Their consternation will be violent especially when they learnt that this brutal aggression has been organised by one of the factory workers fired with Michel.

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


Vinyl Wednesday with Isken Sydykov, 7 pm

Vinyl Wednesday is about perennial classic authors. This time it's about Pink Floyd and its A Saucerful of Secrets album.

Venue: ololo art studio, 92, Toktogul str.
Tel.: +996 (555) 777 400
Entrance: KGS 200
Language: Russian


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


'Snow is Falling' concert of Sulu Band, 8 pm

A young talented cover band from Bishkek with soul, RnB and much more.

Venue: Studio 247, 37, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (557) 247 000
Entrance: KGS 200


'The Chorus' by Christophe Barratier, 9 pm

Anyone interested in watching a movie by Christophe Barratier is welcome to join this Wednesday at 9 pm.

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

 

Thursday, Dec 1

Book Thursday: East of Eden, John Steinbeck, 6:30 pm

The book club of ololohaus offers to start reading East of Eden from Dec 1 to Dec 22 and to discuss it. The reading is split by 40 pages per day from Sunday to Thursday.

Venue: ololo art studio, 92, Toktogul str.
Tel.: +996 (555) 777 400
Entrance: KGS 200
Language: Russian


Jazz Party, 8 pm

A concert of a legendary local Salt Peanuts jazz band, who got on the pages of 'The Economist'.

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


 

Friday, Dec 2

Travel & Tourism Hackathon, 6:30 pm

What does Kyrgyz Republic need to attract tourists from different parts of the world and to be special? How to position the country in order to make people, who love tourism, sports, adventures, and traveling, learn about the beautiful nature and hospitality?

These are the questions, which participants of the Travel & Tourism Hackathon will address. The event will take place till Dec 4. The participants will team up and each team will develop some innovative products (apps, startups, website, etc.). Usually each team has different professionals: project manager, programmers, designer, marketing expert, tourism and travel expert. The goal is to build a working prototype in 54 hours to present it later to jury.
Willing to participate must fill out this form and buy one of the tickets, which are limited to 120. 

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 915 000
Entrance: KGS 1,000 for participants / free of charge for visitors


Allied, 6:55 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's 'Allied' with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, the English version of which will be shown at its 'Cosmopark' movie theater.

Venue: VEFA Shopping Center, Gorky str. / Baitik Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 596 688
Entrance: KGS 280


'Fantasies Gallery. Senseless' Play Premier, 7 pm

Can we still see with our inner sight? Or hear and listen? Or feel? How (un)comfortable, easy or difficult is it for us? What if we 'turn off' one of the five senses? 'Fantasies Gallery...' is a new experiment on common understanding of a theatre. This time a theatre as 'a place for performances'. The experiment also has thoughts about visual arts nature, about contemporary and classic in arts. The main part of the play will be your fantasies as every viewer can draw the most amazing paintings in mind, thus being a co-author of the play and creating own unique and very personal performance. Authors traditionally interactive play was created in a verbatim theatre style. You will see paintings of well-known and unknown painters during the play. The play will take place till Dec 4. 

Venue: Dubovyi Park Exhibition Hall
Tel.: +996 (555) 158 873
Entrance: KGS 500 (18+ only)


70s and 80s Disco Party, 9 pm

DJ PizOne and Zusmanovich's Suitcase are organizing a disco party with the music from 70s and 80s.

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

 

Saturday, Dec 3

Communication with a Child through Art, 11 am

Practical family art-tests with diagnostics — a meeting with Marina Gromova, who is an arts person, a painter, a teacher, an art-therapist, a mom to three children, and who practices intuitive painting both with adults and children. She also has her unique technique of working with children through art-therapy and fairy-tale-therapy. The meeting will be dedicated to communication with children of different age.

How to raise a child without passing your fears to him/her. How to start thinking creatively and raise children in the atmosphere of art and mutual understanding? The event also proposes learning and practicing the art technique, which will help to understand each other with no words. It will also have a part helping to understand how to define creative abilities of your child. 

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 163/1, Moskovskaia str. (entrance from Isanov str.)
Tel.: +996 (553) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 300
Language: Russian


Dostuk Music Fest, 6 pm

American Henhouse Prowlers band withing the Dostuk Music Fest will have a series of free concerts dedicated to 25th anniverary of diplomatic relationships between U.S. and Kyrgyz Republic. Henhouse Prowlers is a bluegrass style music band. 

Venue: Opera and Ballet Theater, 167, Abdrahmanova str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 892 589, +996 (555) 407 447
Entrance: free of charge


New Dance Project by Erbol Arynov, 6 pm

A team is being gathered to start a new dance project with Erbol Arynov, a famous local dancer. The team will dance in Hip-Hop Choreography style and will have its large performance going forward. Everyone from 12 to 40 willing to challenge oneself and to learn modern dancing is welcome.

Venue: ololo art studio, 92, Toktogul str.
Tel.: +996 (555) 777 400
Entrance: KGS 250


Allied, 6:55 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's 'Allied' with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, the English version of which will be shown at its 'Cosmopark' movie theater.

Venue: VEFA Shopping Center, Gorky str. / Baitik Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 596 688
Entrance: KGS 280


Saturday Open Mic Night, 8 pm

Brave enough to get on Chicken Star's stage? Any musicians are welcome to call +996 (554) 080 493 to sign up for a performance. Or you can just come as a visitor. 

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


'Pishpek City' Band Concert, 9 pm

A debut concert of a yound band called 'Pishpek City'. The band's music ranges from blues rock to indie.

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

 

Sunday, Dec 4

Travel & Tourism Hackathon, 6:30 pm

What does Kyrgyz Republic need to attract tourists from different parts of the world and to be special? How to position the country in order to make people, who love tourism, sports, adventures, and traveling, learn about the beautiful nature and hospitality?

These are the questions, which participants of the Travel & Tourism Hackathon will address. The event will take place till Dec 4. The participants will team up and each team will develop some innovative products (apps, startups, website, etc.). Usually each team has different professionals: project manager, programmers, designer, marketing expert, tourism and travel expert. The goal is to build a working prototype in 54 hours to present it later to jury.
Willing to participate must fill out this form and buy one of the tickets, which are limited to 120. 

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 915 000
Entrance: KGS 1,000 for participants / free of charge for visitors


Star Art Space Exhibition: from Ego to Id, 5 pm

A charity exhibition of works by Alua Devine is has the idea of reincarnation of ego to believe in yourselves and self-knowledge. All funds from sold paintings will go to the treatment of 1-year-old Salimhan Samaganov.

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


Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai by Jim Jarmusch, 6 pm

'Inoe Kino' ('other movies' from Russian) movie club is announcing its 10th meeting to learn more about Jim Jarmusch, watch his 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai' 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


Argentinian Tango Evening, 9 pm

Anyone interested in learning Argentinian tango is welcome to participate in the evening. Don't worry if you are not experienced or have no partner, you just need a romantic mood, inspiration and a desire to try.

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

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