WARSAW WEEKEND GUIDE (April 21 – April 22)
10+ good reasons to get out and have a relaxing weekend in Warsaw. Check them out!
1) Woda Ognista’s Birthday
The program for their birthday includes two nights of amazing cocktails paired with a fresh menu, culinary delicacies, live jazz music and numerous surprises.
Where: Woda Ognista, Wilcza 8, Warsaw
When: Saturday 21 (from 7 pm) and Sunday 22 from (5 pm)
Reservations: 22 258 14 41
2) ORLEN Warsaw Marathon 2018
The ORLEN Warsaw Marathon is the most important running event in the country. Beside the ORLEN Maraton, you can participate to the much shorter (10 km) OSHEE run. The OSHEE run is 100 % on the right side of the Vistula – through the picturesque Saska Kępa and Gocław.
Where: PGE National, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1, Warsaw
When: Sunday 22 from 7:00
3) Opening Season of the Służewiec Horse Race
Thousands of people took their best bet. It’s the last few meters, and the cheering of the crowd is so loud it makes your ears pop. You’ve bet a few zlotys as well, picking the horse with the funniest sounding name, and guess what, it’s not even doing that bad…
An exciting race, the adrenaline of betting money, beautiful creatures running and the fresh air of a spring day in Warsaw.
While you are at it, you could also enjoy the 1km long wall surrounding the horse-racing track. This wall is, apparently, Europe’s longest unbroken stretch of street art (since the collapse of the Berlin Wall).
Where: ul. Puławska 266, Warsaw
When: 22 of April from 13:30 to 17:30
Price: 5PLN + betting
4) The Silent Cinema Festival
4 days, over 20 artists, 10 silent film shows with live music, interactive family shows, a conference, debates and an all-night dance in a retro atmosphere.
Where: Iluzjon Cinema, Ludwika Narbutta 50A, Warsaw
When: 19-22 April
Price: normal – PLN 14; reduced – PLN 12
5) Tofu Attack!
Tofu attack is a vegan culinary event during which you can eat several dishes based on tofu.
Where: ADA PUŁAWSKA, Puławska 37, Warsaw
When: Sunday April 22 from 14:00 to 18:00
6) Wege Bazar
Wege Bazaar is a popular event that focuses on promoting a healthy diet, natural cosmetics and supports local manufactures and handicrafts.
Where: Klubokawiarnia Medyka, Oczki 1a, Warsaw
When: Sunday 22 from 12:00 to 19:00
7) Warsaw Comic Con / III edition
This is a convention that centers around comics, movies, tv, cosplay & costumes, gaming, and overall entertainment.
You will have the opportunity to meet famous actors. During the last edition, there were Game of Thrones’ characters like Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain), Carice van Houten (Lady Melisandre), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Walter Charles Dance ( Lord Tywin Lannister). But there will be more than “just” Game of Thrones stars.
Where: Aleja Katowicka 62, Nadarzyn
When: 20-22 of April
Price: from 30 PLN
8) Third Warsaw Marathon in Pubs and Bars
This is a marathon (42km long) but has nothing to do with running and a lot to do with drinking.
Marathon route (subject to change):
- Pub. Passage
-> bus +1,4 km -> legs (+0.5) 1 , 9 km
- Kraken Rum Bar
-> legs (+0,5) 2.4 km -> bus (+3,2) 5.6 km -> legs (+0,6) 6.2 km
- 2 Wheels
-> legs (+0,5) 6.7 km -> train (+6) 12.7 km -> legs (+1) 13.7 km
- Bazaar Club
-> legs (+ 0.2) 13.9 km -> tram (+3,4) 17,3 km -> legs (+0,4) 17,7 km
- Praha Pub
-> legs (+0,2) 17.9 km -> tram (+5,7) 23.6 km -> legs (+0.7) 24.3 km
- Rock Friends
-> bus (+25.2) 29.5 km -> legs (+0,8) 30,3 km
- Mississippi American Grill & Bar
-> legs (+1.7) 32 km
8.Passion of Taste
-> bus (+4,7) 36.9 km -> tram (+3) 39.9 km -> legs (+0.3) 40.2
- Barock Pub
-> legs (+0 , 3) 40,5 km -> tram (+2,6) 42.6 km
- Tram 107
~ 42.6 km
Starting point: Pub Przejście, Plac Na Rozdrożu – underground passage
When: Saturday 21 from 12:00 to Sunday 01:00
9) Campfire Guitars and Singing on the Vistula
A campfire party on the intimate beach of Żoliborz.
Where: Beach Żoliborz, Wybrzeże Gdyńskie 2, Warsaw
When: Saturday 21 from 16:00 to Sunday 02:00
10) Epic Archery Battle in Warsaw (in English)
Sometimes you may feel like all you want to do on the weekend is to enter “couch potato mode” and binge-watch Netflix.
But then comes Sunday evening, you wasted the whole weekend and you can’t stomach the idea of going to work next day.
The only way to avoid those dreadful Sunday-evening-regrets is to get out, meet people, have fun, play and laugh. That’s why we write the Warsaw Weekend Guide every single week, and that is why we want to meet you at our own events 🙂
This Saturday, for example, we are meeting up to play with real bows and arrows. Sounds extreme? Not too much 🙂
We’ll play several games and scenarios, some of which are: the last man standing, capture the flag, or conquer the base.
- Is it safe?
Yes, it is. Although the bows are real, the arrows have a soft foamy ending and you’ll be provided with masks.
- “But… I can’t shoot… I’ve never done it before!”
Yeah, you can shoot! Absolute beginners had no problems last time and we’ll teach you the basics.
- “I’m alone.”
Most of us will join alone. It’s the perfect place to meet new people 🙂
So, if you ever thought “I want to try new things BUT…” or “I would like to attend such event BUT…”, just remove the “BUTs” and JOIN US!
It will be fun. Promise 🙂
When: Saturday 21 from 13:00 to 15:00
INTERESTING MARKETS AND FAIRS
- Swap Party Spring Clothes Exchange
- Regenerative Garage Sale – Mokotów
- Record Store Day
- Side One Record Store Day
- Spring Sale and Spring Plant Exchange
- We wear Dr. Martens
- Warsaw Vintage Market/ Earth Day
- Garage Sample Sale by Bunny The Star
- International Jewelry and Minerals Exchange – spring 2018
- Polish Porn Graphics