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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 7

ololo art studio's Art Bishkek, 11 am

ololo art studio is taking part in Youth Week and holds and event dedicated to history, culture and art. Visitors will be able to meet Daniar Amanaliev, founder of the ololo art studio, get free art workshops, learn how the art studio operates. Interested? Register here before 12:00 pm Nov 6. 

Venue: ololo art studio, 92, Toktogul str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 896 312
Entrance: free of charge


Kitepfest Book Festival, 2 pm

Grab your books for book-crossing and visit Kitepfest, where discussions on literature and culture. A number of local writers will take part in the event. Open mic for anyone ready to share their works, education and art workshops, book fair, book-crossing and even workshops for children, who will learn making different things from paper.

Venue: Oilo co-working space, 125/1, Toktogul str.
Tel.: +996 (551) 680 864, +996 (557) 403 005
Entrance: free of charge


Mystery of Music Epochs, 7 pm

Organ music evening with a program of organ music starting from the beginning of the XVII century till present. The concert will be performed by Daniil Dvortsov, a winner of international contests from St. Petersburg.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 614 672
Entrance: KGS 500

 

Tuesday, Nov 8

The Accountant — English Movie Club, 6:30 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's 'The Accountant', a Ben Affleck movie, 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 260


Startup Tuesday at ololohaus, 7 pm

On November 8 Startup Tuesday will be dedicated to cargo traffic — backstage of cargo traffic, types of freight, what happens with our packages after we send them, procedures and other matters. Anastasia Morehon, general manager of Globalink logistics group in Bishkek will be a speaker. Globalink is leading international logistics company founded in 1994. The event will have 'Speed Networking', a presentation by the speaker and Q&A session.

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 163/1, Moskovskaia str. (entrance from Isanov str.)
Tel.: +996 (552) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 200
Language: Russian

 

Wednesday, Nov 9

To be updated.

 

Thursday, Nov 10

Academic Symphonic Orchestra Concert, 6.30 pm

National Philharmonic is turning 80 — and there will be a concert of academic symphonic orchestra with a large concert program.

Venue: National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 614 015
Entrance: n/a

 

Friday, Nov 11

Scientific Inventions Exhibition, 3 pm

As a part of Youth Week there will be an exhibition of scientific inventions, where you can meet local inventors and their works as well as learn more about our universe.

Venue: Bishkek Park, 146, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 691 111
Entrance: free of charge


#DonateYourTalent Charity Crowdfunding Concert, 6 pm

Chicken Star and crowdfunding platform donate-asia.org are holding a charity concert to support Salimhan Samaganov. The slogan of the event is #DonateYourTalent and jazz musicians including Salt Peanuts band will donate their talent. All the funds collected will be directed to the surgery Salimhan needs.

Venue: Chicken Star, 36, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (558) 041 111
Entrance: KGS 300


Ideation Session #1 for Hackathon Travel and Tourism, 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.

Venue: Traveler's Coffee, 70, Baitik-Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (554) 655 755
Entrance: free of charge


Chamber Choir Concert, 6.30 pm

National Philharmonic is turning 80 — and there will be a concert of academic symphonic orchestra with a large concert program.

Venue: National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 614 015
Entrance: n/a


Retro Live Party, 8 pm

By popular demand there will be a retro live party with music of our youth to remember, sing and dance.

Venue: Studio 247, 37, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (557) 247 000
Entrance: KGS 300

 

Saturday, Nov 12

Youth, Health, Running, 8 am

As a part of Youth Week, there will be short distance running event organised in Bishkek Botanic Garden for 3 / 6 / 9 km. 

Venue: Bishkek Botanic Garden, 1A/2, Ahunbaeva str.
Tel.: +996 (550) 872 007
Entrance: free of charge


Trekking Union Tours: Kegety / Birbulak

Trekking Union offers 2 tours on Saturday:

Kegety Gorge: 1-day tour for a group of 15 to the gorge with visit to the waterfall, and a picnic. 170 km by car, 13 km on feet. Altitude range — 1,770 to 2,210. Medium difficulty, recommended gear: hiking boots, warm jacket, beanie, 25-30 L backpack, trekking poles, and sunglasses.

Birbulak Gorge: 1-day tour for a group of 15 to the gorge with a picnic. 65 km by car, 12 km on feet. Altitude range — 1,350 to 1,850. Low level of difficulty, recommended gear: hiking boots, warm jacket, beanie, 25-30 L backpack, trekking poles, and sunglasses.

Venue: Trekking Union of Kyrgyz Republic, 168, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (553) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 470 (Kegety Gorge), KGS 360 (Birbulak Gorge). Members of Trekking Unions have discounts.


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam, 7 pm

'Inoe Kino' ('other movies' from Russian) movie club is announcing its 7th meeting to learn more about Terry Gilliam, watch his 'Feat and Loathing in Las Vegas' 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


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 blvd.
Tel.: +996 (558) 041 111
Entrance: free of charge


Pure Voice and Ukulele, 9 pm

Pure voice and ukulele by Manas Toktobaev, who is a volunteer, traveler, musician giving his first concert — ukulele, synthesizer, and guitar. On top of that a number of his friends, who will also perform with Manas.

Venue: Zusmanovich's Suitcase, 6/2, 4th micro-district.
Tel.: +996 (550) 223 667, (+996) 553 041 870
Entrance: free of charge

 

Sunday, Nov 13

Trekking Union Tours: Bailamtap / Zhardy-Kaiyndy / Horse-riding

Trekking Union offers 3 tours on Sunday:

Bailamtap Canyons: 1-day tour for a group of 15 to the gorge. 320 km by car, 16 km on feet. Altitude range — 1,700 to 2,100. Medium difficulty, recommended gear: hiking boots, warm jacket, raincoat, 25-30 L backpack, trekking poles, and sunglasses. 

Zhardy-Kaiyndy Gorge: 1-day tour for a group of 15 to the gorge. 190 km by car, 15 km on feet. Altitude range — 1,550 to 2,300. Low level of difficulty, recommended gear: hiking boots, warm jacket, beanie, 25-30 L backpack, trekking poles, and sunglasses.

Horse-riding: 1-day horse-riding tour for a group of 8-10 in Chon-Kemin valley, 5-6 hours. Recommended gear: comfortable boots, horse-riding wear, sports pants, sweater, gloves, raincoat, and hat

Venue: Trekking Union of Kyrgyz Republic, 168, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (553) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 500 (Bailamtap Canyons), KGS 500 (Zhardy-Kaiyndy Gorge), KGS 1,500 (Horse-riding). Members of Trekking Unions have discounts.


Jashtar Camp 2016, 9 am

Jashtar Camp is an annual unofficial youth conference like Barcamp. The event is aimed at making youth a more active part of a civil society. The conference allows youth to raise and discuss any matter it is interested in as well as to use new media to promote freedom of speech, to search for partners, and to demonstrate its projects and achievements.

Venue: Kyrgyz National University (main building), 547, Frunze str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 896 312
Entrance: free of charge


Bishkek Botanic Garden Tour, 2 pm

As a part of Youth Week, there will be a tour in Bishkek Botanic Garden. There are collections of different types of plants including many exotic plants typically not appropriate for Kyrgyz climate.

Venue: Bishkek Botanic Garden, 135, Gorky str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 896 312
Entrance: free of charge


LOFT DIY Fest, 2:30 pm

DIY Fest is an event for makers and for just simply non-indifferent people, who want and try changing their environment: interior, applied art, clothing, food and kid zones.

Venue: LOFT Tseh, 3, Kiyizbaeva str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 877 680
Entrance: free of charge


Ballet Evening, 5 pm

The program will have fragments from popular world, Russian and national classic ballet as well as modern choreography performances from the best Kyrgyz ballet masters.

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


Sunday Night Latina, 8 pm

Welcome to Noche Latina to learn kizomba, rumba, bachata, merengue, and guaguango with dancers from Cuba and music from the Del Caribe Son Band.

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

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