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GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly

GO KG's Bishkek Events Guide Weekly

While Bishkek is not the richest city for different events, it doesn't necessarily mean there is nothing to do here. In GO KG's Events Guide Weekly we are collecting the most interesting events of the coming week. The guide may be updated if we discover more events worth your attention.


Monday, Apr 1

Elyor Nematov’s Photo Exhibition | 9 am to 6 pm

Elyor Nematov’s exhibition is two series of photos called ‘I am a foreigner’ and ‘Dad will come back tomorrow’ showing life of migrants. It will be open till Apr 7.

Venue: ololohaus Erkindik, 64 B, Erkindik ave.
Tel.: +996 (777) 990 056 | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge


Tuesday, Apr 2


Wednesday, Apr 3

Fashion Talks | 3 pm

This event is for the youth interested in the Kyrgyz Republic’s fashion industry. This day will be devoted to the major fashion projects of the country.

Venue: Dordoi Plaza, 115, Ibraimov str.
Tel.: +996 (772) 310 320 | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge

The First Teacher | 5:15 pm to 7:45 pm

Interested in Kyrgyz-related cinema? Here’s one of the legendary movies based on Chingiz Aitmatov’s book, The First Teacher.

Venue: The Story, 103/1, Tynystanov str.
Tel.: +996 (502) 123 404, +996 (502) 123 404 | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge
Language: Russian

What Is a Creative Economy? | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Galina Koretskaya, head of culture and creative economy in Central Asia, British Council Kazakhstan will give an open lecture about a creative economy and how to consider culture and arts in 21st century to develop societies and economic processes.

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


Thursday, Apr 4

Fashion Talks | 2 pm

Day 2 at ololohaus Erkindik will have speakers with international experience, who will share their experience of making it to the international fashion world.

Venue: ololohaus Erkindik, 64 B, Erkindik ave.
Tel.: +996 (772) 310 320 | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge


Friday, Apr 5

Spring Plein Air | 12 pm to 5 pm

Arm yourself with some paper, tools for painting and a good mood to meet new people and to paint. You can paint anything you want in any style you want. The same event will be available on Apr 7. You work will be included into a joint exhibition after.

Venue: Dubovyi Park Exhibition Hall, Dubovy Park
Tel.: +996 (312) 662 343, +996 (707) 189 497 | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge

Kөl-Fest at Tuman Bar | 11:30 pm to 2 am

Kөl-Fest comes to Bishkek — DJ Dawee from Berlin will play for you Friday night at Tuman Bar. Reggae-ton, Afro-beats and Soca from the Caribbean — get the flavor of the music awaiting you this summer.

Venue: Tuman Bar, 152, Abdrahmanova str.
Tel.: +996 (700) 144 513, +996 (550) 628 386
Entrance: free of charge


Saturday, Apr 6

ARtBUS: Artist Talk with Maksat Bolotbekov | 4 pm to 6 pm

ARtBUS — is a series of educational lectures about art and culture, film events with festival films and discussions, artist talks. Maksat Bolotbekov is this week’s guest artist, he paints, he designs and works on films in his free time. He will talk about the work of a production designer — everything from location scouting to creating a proper shot.

Venue: The Gapar Aitiev Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, 196, Abdrahmanov str.
Tel.: n/a | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge

Musical Erkindik | 6 pm to 10 pm [rescheduled to Apr 13 due to weather conditions]

The main musical festival of Bishkek is back! Musical Erkindik will take place this Saturday on the major boulevard of Bishkek. If you are not familiar with it, it's ololo art studio's event when different musicians come to Erkindik and perform, a must-visit event.

Venue: Erkindik blvd.
Tel.: +996 (777) 990 079
Entrance: free of charge

Fashion Night Out | 6 pm

Day 3 will be a fashion fair and party with a pop-up-store, a beauty zone and food and drinks from Vogue (Labyrinth) bar accompanied with music from different DJs.

Venue: Alta Moda, 5, Mederov str.
Tel.: +996 (772) 310 320 | Facebook event
Entrance: free of charge

Collaba Party | 6 pm to 12 am

Want to meet interesting people? Here’s an event for you. Four bars: The No Name Bar, Choco's, Save the Ales and Tuman Bar. Coffee from Hygge, japanese drums from Tendo, saxophone from J-Din Band, musuc from DJ Zack.

Venue: ololohaus Erkindik, 64 B, Erkindik ave.
Tel.: +996 (777) 990 056 | Facebook event
Entrance: KGS 300


Sunday, Apr 7

Cycling Quest | 1 pm to 4 pm

Outdoor activities? Take your bike this Sunday and take part in this cycling quest and have fun going through all checkpoints.

Venue: South Gates Park, Sovetskaia str. crossing Iuzhnaia Magistral
Tel.: +996 (550) 694 888, +996 (555) 705 704
Entrance: KGS 250

Buy tickets online

Modern Stories from Ancient Lands Exhibition | 6 pm to 9 pm

Tim Rothon and Leandro Almeida founded Tsar Photography in summer 2018 to capture the beauty of Central Asia, its landscapes, people and culture. They take photos that reflect the region’s picturesque environments, capture day-to-day life and share stories about the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The exhibition will be open every Sunday till April 7, 2019.

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

Milonga at #chemodanzus | 8 pm to 11 pm

Milonga dance night at #chemodanzus.

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

Rock Hits by résonance Symphonic Orchestra | Apr 13

This is not this week too. It will take place on Apr 13, but we want to make sure you have a chance to buy a ticket while there are some available. The best rock hits will be performed by résonance symphonic orchestra.

Venue: Kyrgyz Drama Theatre, 222, Abdymomunov str.
Tel.: +996 (700) 342 512
Entrance: KGS 1 000 to 2 500

Buy tickets online

XIV Bishkek International Jazz Festival Jazz_Bishkek_Zhaz | Apr 10-21

April 10 is the start of the XIV Bishkek International Jazz Festival. It will start at 7 pm with Warm Up Jazz Party in Metro Pub (free of charge) with Three Fall band from Germany as well as with bands from KR, Aura and JDin Band. The main program will take place at Asanbay Center on Apr 19-20 also starting at 7 pm. There also will be a jam session at the same place at 10:30 pm. 

Venue: Asanbay Center, 21 A, Aaly Tokombaev str.
Tel.: +996 (312) 901 198, +996 (770) 901 198
Entrance: KGS 600 (standard), 1 000 (VIP, available offline only at Asanbay Center)

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Kol Fest International Music Festival | Jun 28-30

This is not this week. In fact, this is not even this month, but we’ve decided to warn you in advance, so you can make you plans. Kol Fest International Music Festival is one of the major events of this summer, don’t miss it. It will take place on Jun 28 to 30, 2019. More on the website below.

Venue: South Coast of Lake Issyk-Kul
Tel.: +996 (770) 977 733 | website
Entrance: KGS 3 500 (no accomodation) to 4 200 (with accomodation)

Buy tickets online
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