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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, Dec 19

New Year Concert, 4:30 pm

Grand Symphony Orchestra of Bishkek will present its New Year program with orchestra music from different countries.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Conservatory, 115, Dzhantoshev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 570 225
Entrance: n/a


Ceremony of the Bishkek's New Year Tree Lighting, 7 pm

An official ceremony of lighting the major New Year tree in Bishkek will be accompanied by a concert. 

Venue: Ala-Too Square, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 625 818
Entrance: free of charge


Bishkek Toastmasters: Making or Breaking Habits, 7 pm

Next Toastmasters meeting will be this Monday — James will be Toastmaster this week, and the theme will be Making or Breaking Habits. Those who haven't already should bring registration forms and dues money to become a member of the club — KGS 3,700 for new members and KGS 2,300 for reinstated members.

Venue: Steppe Learning KG, office 705, 32, Razzakov str.
Tel.: +996 (550) 751 245
Entrance: KGS 3,700 for new members and KGS 2,300 for reinstated members


Asan Ahmatov's New Book Presentation, 7 pm

This Monday Asan Ahmatov will present his new novel, 'At the Edge of the Universe'. AURA music band will be performing as well, followed by Erkin Turdubaev. 

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

 

Tuesday, Dec 20

Winter Fairy Tale Concert for Children, 11 am

The program of this concert for children includes music from famous movies and cartoons as well as stories about Christmas traditions of different countries. 

Venue: Kyrgyz National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 614 015
Entrance: KGS 100


Some Like It Hot with Galina Ketova, 8 pm

Galina Ketova promises the evening will be spectacular. Check out yourself.

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


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 8:50 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', the English version of which will be shown at its 'Cosmopark' movie theater.

Venue: Cosmopark, 7 microdistrict
Tel.: +996 (312) 299 494
Entrance: KGS 260

 

Wednesday, Dec 21

Jazz Cover Pop with Sulu Band, 8:30 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

 

Thursday, Dec 22

A Father's Will Premier, 6 pm

A Father's Will is a movie by Kyrgyz directors Bakyt Mukul and Dastan Zhapar uulu. It has received Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature film on 2016 Montreal World Film Festival. It is one of the major recent works in Kyrgyz film industry.

Venue: Manas cinema, 47, Mira ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 545 861
Entrance: n/a


Student Symphony Orchestra Concert, 6 pm

The orchestra will dedicate the first part of the program to Kyrgyz musicians, while the second part will have Rahmaninov's music.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Conservatory, 115, Dzhantoshev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 570 225
Entrance: free of charge


A Thursday Night Gig, 8 pm

Love Jazz? Nourghiz Chekilova will be performing this Thursday.

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

 

Friday, Dec 23

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


Sangria Party, 9 pm

Does drinking sangria, listening to DJ Shaloon's lounge and deep house music, and dancing sound like a good evening? Then make sure you visit this event on Friday evening?

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

 

Saturday, Dec 24

Scientific New Year Party for Children, 3 pm

Superheroes, Santa Claus, cartoon characters, scientific experiments, games, shows, contests, and gifts are awaiting your children this Saturday on the New Year scientific party for kids.

Venue: Children's Scientific Complex, 163/1, Moskovskaia str. (entrance from Isanov str.)
Tel.: +996 (550) 223 344, +996 (558) 995 554
Entrance: KGS 1,000


Presentation of the First IT School in Central Asia, 3 pm

CODER Academy presents a unique school with no lectures and no professors. Fill out this form and visit the presentation to learn how the academy plans to implement this. 

Venue: Maximum Business Center, 109/1, Turusbekov str.
Tel.: +996 (770) 770 040
Entrance: free of charge


Wes Anderson Retrospective: Moonrise Kingdom, 6 pm

'Inoe Kino' ('other movies' from Russian) movie club's retrospective of Wes Anderson continues with his Moonrise Kingdom this Saturday. 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 (777) 777 217
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 ave.
Tel.: +996 (558) 041 111
Entrance: free of charge


EMM/2years/2gether, 9 pm

EMM birthday celebration will have a selection of the best music.

Venue: Medusa Night Bar, 32 A, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (550) 499 434
Entrance: free of charge

 

Sunday, Dec 25

'Purple King' Christmas Concert, 9 pm

A lot of people liked the first concert, so here's part II. Modern hard rock band, 'Purple King' is performing again. 

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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