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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, May 15

Korean Film Festival, 6 pm

Korean Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is announcing Korean Film Festival 2017. Three films will be shown in Bishkek from May 15 to May 17. You can find the program of the festival here

Venue: Manas cinema, 47, Mira ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 344 875
Entrance: free of charge


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, May 16

Korean Film Festival, 4 pm

Korean Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is announcing Korean Film Festival 2017. Three films will be shown in Bishkek from May 15 to May 17. You can find the program of the festival here

Venue: Manas cinema, 47, Mira ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 344 875
Entrance: free of charge


Case Battle, 6:30 pm

Remember Startup Tuesday events? Well, they have a new format now — they've been turned into case battles where an actual entrepreneur comes and gives a case for participants to solve. The latter will be split into two teams, who will get 1 hour to propose their solution. The winner team will get presents from the organizing party and a chance to implement their solution in real business. Just don't forget to register.

Venue: ololohaus co-working and events space, 103, Ibraimov str. (Victory Business Center, 3rd floor)
Tel.: +996 (552) 230 101
Entrance: KGS 100

 

Wednesday, May 17

Korean Film Festival, 4 pm

Korean Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is announcing Korean Film Festival 2017. Three films will be shown in Bishkek from May 15 to May 17. You can find the program of the festival here

Venue: Manas cinema, 47, Mira ave.
Tel.: +996 (312) 344 875
Entrance: free of charge

 

Thursday, May 18

Virtual Reality: The Game and Beyond Book Presentation, 6 pm

In 2016 the book by A.A. Brudny was published about the game psychology. A.A. Brudny was one of the most influential scientists of the Kyrgyz Republic and CIS. In his book called 'Twins. Psychology of Game and Virtual Reality' he tells about the psychology of young gamers. The book presents an interesting conclusion that games do not lead to pathology, but instead help avoiding it.  

Venue: American University of Central Asia, 7/6, Tokombaev str.
Tel.: n/a / Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge


Student Symphony Orchestra Concert, 6:30 pm

The Student Symphonic Orchestra of the National Conservatory are giving a concert this Thursday — works of Weber, Popper, Sarasate, Bartok and Beethoven.

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

 

Friday, May 19

Rotary Charity Gala, 6:30 pm

Rotary Club Bishkek is holding a charity gala this Friday. All the funds collected will be used to support physically disabled children. 

Venue: Hyatt Regency, 191, Abdrahmanov str.
Tel.: +996 (701) 677 718
Entrance: KGS 5,000


Friday Jazz Night with Salt Peanuts, 8 pm

Now Fridays in Chicken Star will be jazz nights — with a legendary Salt Peanuts jazz band, who got on the pages of 'The Economist'..

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

 

Saturday, May 20

Ashu Grand Prix, 5 am

Remember those events outside of Bishkek we include from time to time? This is worth visiting too — Ashu Grand Prix is an annual bicycle race, which takes place in the beautiful Chon-Kemin Gorge. Find more details here.

Venue: Old Square on Abdymomunov str.
Tel.: +996 (770) 080 108
Entrance: KGS 1,200 (two-way transfer is additional KGS 400, accomodation is from KGS 1,200 to KGS 2,400)


Reading Erkindik, 2 pm

This is the first public open air library in Bishkek and this Saturday is its official opening. Now everyone can exchange books through book boxes installed on Erkindik boulevard. Visit the ceremony to learn more from the creators of the project. Grab a couple books you like to exchange.

Venue: Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (551) 680 864
Entrance: free of charge


Musical Erkindik, 6 pm

If you haven't already, it's a must-visit — lots of different music on the main boulevard of Bishkek. It's a new event type for Bishkek — ololo Art Studio started organizing it last year and it quickly became quite popular.

Venue: Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (553) 009 582
Entrance: free of charge


Museums Night, 6 pm

Luckily this event is becoming regular — this time it involves a lot more places, which will each prepare its own program from 6 pm to 12 am. Don't miss this chance to visit one of the most interesting events in Bishkek. 

Venue: multiple locations: Fine Arts Museum, Russian Drama Theatre, Republican Library, Dubovy Park, ololo Art Studio, Children Scientific Complex, 705 Art Studio and other
Tel.: n/a / Facebook event
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, May 21

Choose the Next Film for the Coming Meeting of the Film Club

'Inoe Kino' ('other movies' from Russian) movie club has launched voting for films. The club now offers voting for movies you want to learn more about, you can vote here. 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

GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly

GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly

GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly

GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly