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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, Mar 20

Legal Monday: What if Police Exceeds Its Duties, 7 pm

The initial event of March 6 was postponed and now is back again. Aidar Sydykov, a professional lawyer will tell about the police's authority and what one can do it the police goes beyond it. Don't forget to register here.

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 103, Ibraimov str. (Victory Business Center, 3rd floor)
Tel.: +996 (552) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 200


Argentinian Tango Night, 8 pm

Love tango? Then don't miss this Argentinian tango night at Chicken Star, owner of which is also a huge fan.

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

 

Tuesday, Mar 21

Official Nooruz Celebration Event, 10 am

Nooruz national holiday celebration has the following official program. It kicks off at 10 am with a large fair next to the monument of Kurmanzhan Datka in Dubovy Park. At 11:00 a series of events will take place at the Ala-Too Square — this includes a concert and different performances. A series of smaller events with similar program will be organized in different parts of the city.

Venue: multiple locations
Tel.: +996 (312) 625 818
Entrance: free of charge 

Nooruz Celebration, 10 am

Nooruz national holiday celebration will start at 10 am with a fair, a concert program and theatre performances. Lots of sumolok, of course, a traditional meal for this holiday. 

Venue: Manas Aiyly Ethnic Complex, Manas ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 550 223
Entrance: free of charge


Nooruz for Kids, 10 am

Want your kids to learn more about the Kyrgyz culture? Here's a right event — kids will learn more about building yurts and Kyrgyz language, play national games and much more.

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


Nooruz at the City Skating Rink, 10 am

The City Skating Rink is celebrating Nooruz too — a special program will be organized on this day. On top of that every second hour is free of charge and there will be lots of different presents for vsitors.

Venue: City Skating Rink, 1, Vinogradnaia str.
Tel.: +996 (550) 121 881
Entrance: KGS 300 (for 90 minute ticket)


Celebration of the Spring Season, 9 pm

Zusmanovich's Suitcase is celebrating spring with some guest musicians from Kazakhstan. 

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

 

Wednesday, Mar 22

The State Academic Symphony Orchestra's Concert, 5 pm

A concert of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra in two parts — Shostakovich's works.

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


Beauty and the Beast, 8 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's Beauty and the Beast, 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 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, Mar 23

The Voice Magic, 11 am

Six songs and parts from opera will teach your kids what different types of voice exist. They will understand what voice their favorite artist has and what their own voice is. The event is for kids of the age of 7 and older.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 660 368
Entrance: KGS 50—100

 

Friday, Mar 24

Giovanni Angeleri Concert, 6:30 pm

Giovanni Angeleri, a violin player from Italy and the State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra are awaiting you this Friday with works of Bach, Tartini and Paganini. 

Venue: Kyrgyz National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 660 167
Entrance: free of charge


Friday Live Music Lounge with Fandango, 7 pm

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

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


Zack Fridayvich Party, 9 pm

DJ Zack Fridayvich and lots of punch this Friday night in Zusmanovich's Suitcase. 

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

 

Saturday, Mar 25

Skiing & Snowboarding Season Closing, 10 am

Tired of the city noise? Yes, it's not Bishkek, still this event here is on purpose. Spend this weekend on the country's best ski resort to get some energy for the next working days.

Venue: Karakol Ski Resort
Tel.: +996 (772) 534 081, +996 (550) 534 081
Entrance: details in our guide


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 to see who turned out to be brave this Saturday. This time it's a young musician, Sultan Alykulov.

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

 

Sunday, Mar 26

Cycling Season Opening, 10 am

It's been 11 years since Bishkek started holding opening season events. Number or participants is growing annually — from 200 in 2014 and 350 in 2015 to over 1,000 in 2016. Anyone on a bike can join — the event will start at 10:00 am from Manas ave. all the way up to the 'South Gates' ('Iuzhnye vorota'). There's an entertainment program and afterwards all who want to continue will depart to the Orto-Sai village.

Venue: Manas ave. (intersection with Chui ave.)
Tel.: +996 (550) 694 888
Entrance: free of charge


Nooruz Cup — Chess Championship, 10 am

A serious sports event with FIDE arbiters involved for all those interested in chess.

Venue: 107, Kievskaia str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 610 173
Entrance: free of charge


In the Mood for Love, 7 pm

'Inoe Kino' ('other movies' from Russian) movie club's retrospective of Wong Kar-wai continues with his In the Mood for Love this Sunday. The movie club is a community of art film fans in Bishkek.

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 103, Ibraimov str. (Victory Business Center, 3rd floor)
Tel.: +996 (777) 777 217
Entrance: KGS 100
Language: Russian


25th Anniversary Concert of the Adaptatsiia Band, 8 pm

This Russian-Kazakh band celebrates its 25th anniversary and this concert is a part of the rock band's tour. Jatinga indie rock band will open the concert.

Venue: Studio 247, 37, Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (557) 247 000
Entrance: KGS 500

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