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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, Apr 17

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, Apr 18

Piano Music Concert, 6:30 pm

Enjoy the music of Alexei Holodov, a guest from Moscow and a winner of international contests. Tickets are also available online here.

Venue: Kyrgyz National Philharmonic, 251, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 611 092
Entrance: KGS 600—750


Pitching Workshop with the Founder of picVpic, 6:30 pm

KG Labs is announcing Travel & Tourism Hackathon 2017, read about the last year's event here. And here's a workshop to help participating teams to better pitch their ideas. The workshop will be held by Edil Azhibaev, founder of picVpic, one of the best startups from the Kyrgyz Republic. Just don't forget to register here

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: n/a / bermet.malikova@gmail.com
Entrance: free of charge


The Fate of the Furious, 8 pm

English movie club is a project by Cinematica movie theaters chain, where they show movies in English. This time it's the Fate of the Furious, 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, Apr 19

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, Apr 20

FUN — Fuckup Nights Bishkek, 6:30 pm

Bishkek is finally joining the world holding its very first Fuckup Nights event, where entrepreneurs and startupers share stories about their business failures. Tickets are also available online here.

Venue: Tunguch Concert Hall, 168, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (555) 514 488
Entrance: KGS 1,000

 

Friday, Apr 21

Pygmalion Show Musical, 5:30 pm

American University of Central Asia's DEBUTE-MIRRORS Musical Theatre is organizing its Pygmalion show this Friday again. Registration is here.

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


Purple King Concert, 9 pm

Purple King band is coming back to Zusmanovich's Suitcase, which can mean only one thing — lots of hard rock music there this Friday.

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

 

Saturday, Apr 22

Travel & Tourism Hackathon: Ideas Pitching Day, 3 pm

KG Labs is announcing Travel & Tourism Hackathon 2017, read about the last year's event here. And this is the first event — to pitch ideas aimed at developing tourism in the Kyrgyz Republic. You can register either as a participant if you have an idea or just as a visitor

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: n/a / bermet.malikova@gmail.com
Entrance: free of charge


Ethno Jazz Show, 8 pm

A must-visit events for all fans of ethno jazz. Magic of Nomads, guests from Almaty this Saturday in Studio 247.

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


TalkToBae Live Music Night, 8:30 pm

The only place with ukulele in Bishkek this weekend is probably Zusmanovich's Suitcase as it's having live music night with Manas Toktobaev.

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


Saturday Open Mic Night, 9 pm

Brave enough to get on Chicken Star's stage? Any musicians, and now also poets or stand-up comedians are welcome to sign up for a performance. Or you can just come as a visitor to see who turned out to be brave this Saturday.

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

 

Sunday, Apr 23

Bike Tour to Ala-Archa National Park, 9:30 am

You should probably know by far we usually include some interesting events even if they are not in Bishkek sometimes. Here's something you don't want to miss, an annual bike tour to Ala-Archa National Park. This is how it was last year. If you're wondering where you can rent a bike, check out this bike shops guide. Click on the venue link below to get the location pin — people will start coming at 9 am, at 10 am all the bikers will head out to Ala-Archa. 

Venue: VDNH, Manas ave.
Tel.: +996 (550) 694 888
Entrance: free of charge


Non-pro Chess Championship, 10 am

In case you are a chess fan, come join the championship this Sunday. Registration in advance is mandatory. 

Venue: Traveler's Coffee, 70, Baitik-Baatyra str.
Tel.: +996 (773) 388 838
Entrance: KGS 300


Charity Art Therapy Workshop, 12 pm

This charity event offers a chance to learn making and decorating unique trays. All proceeds will be directed to support young talents from orphanages. The visitors amount is limited, so make sure to register in advance. 

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: +996 (559) 242 404
Entrance: KGS 1,300 (includes all necessary items)


World Opera Masterpieces Concert, 7 pm

The earlier concert in March was so popular it was decided to organize an additional one. Enjoy the world opera music this Sunday at Tunguch Concert Hall. You can also buy tickets online

Venue: Tunguch Concert Hall, 168, Chui ave.
Tel.: +996 (779) 160 273
Entrance: KGS 1,000—1,500

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