WARSAWESOME AT HOME:
WEEKEND IN WARSAW
DECEMBER 11 – 13
What to do in Warsaw at the weekend? We’ve come up with a list of TOP 10 most interesting events of the upcoming weekend.
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1) World DJ Championship
We did not expect such an event. We didn’t know we needed it. And yet we embrace it as a tantalizing gift from Cracow. The World DJ Championship is the competition between the best turntablists in the world. That makes for an event that’s both prestigious and spectacular. Contestants will showcase their skills in three categories: technique, show, and scratch. You can see what they are capable of on the event board on Facebook. Don’t miss out!
when: Saturday, December 12, from 18:00
2) Games for Impact 2020 – on the accessibility and social usefulness of computer games
The last day of this festival devoted to computer games will take a closer look at the phenomenon of silver gaming and gamers with disabilities. On the guest list you will find Tara Voelker, responsible for adapting Xbox to the needs of people with disabilities, and Bob De Schutter, owner of the award-winning production company Lifelong Games, who treats games as an opportunity to improve the quality of life of seniors.
when: until Friday, December 11, 22:00
3) Masters of Spanish Cinema
We would not be ourselves if we did not recommend a weekend alternative to Netflix and HBO GO. This week it’s time for the masters of Spanish cinema. Ninateka’s resources grant access to 8 masterpieces of the 1950s and 1960s Spanish cinema devoted to women. Before each film, there is a cultural intro with film scholars.
when: from Friday, December 11, to Sunday, December 13
4) Intergenerational baking of gingerbread and pumpkin pie
Tomasz Podlasiewski is the owner of the popular Żoliborz-based Wyrób Własny. Together with his sister Ludwika, they will present their ideas for an extraordinary pumpkin pie with crackers and gingerbread with hibiscus flowers. It’s a mighty prep before Christmas Eve. If you have already sparked your passion for cooking and you are hungry for new recipes, we recommend cooking workshops from Polish Your Cooking.
when: Saturday, December 12, from 11:00 to 12:30
5) Comic drawing workshops
The creators of Naprawdę nieśmieszne rysunki – Michał Rzecznik and Miki Tkacz – will teach us how to stress-free draw both longer cartoon stories as well as single pictures. For all we know it might just turn out you’re the next Stan Lee, right? Registration is required!
when: Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, from 16:00 to 18:00
6) Weekend yoga and meditation
This weekend turns out to offer exceptional online yoga and meditation sessions, so below we present them all in chronological order. There is no doubt that it is simply smart to take care of your body and brain at the weekend. So just choose your date and ooooommmm.
Friday, December 11:
Saturday, December 12:
- Meditation for beginners, from 18:00
- Shakti Sangha (for women only), from 19:00
- Meditation with a mantra, from 20:00
7) “The Personal Is Political” – a lecture by Rebecca Solnit
This is a talk about feminism as an analysis of power and powerlessness from the dinner table to the bedroom to the boulevard to the parliament. It will be delivered by the author of “Men Explain Things to Me” and “Hope in the Dark” Rebecca Solnit. After the lecture, there will also be a talk with Dr. Agata Sikora and Magdalena Komornicka. The event accompanies “Zaduch” – the exhibition of photographs by Joanna Piotrowska thematizing the women’s voice and resistance.
when: Saturday, December 12, from 18:00 till 19:30
8) Family Hanukkah at the POLIN Museum
We encourage you to explore the Jewish past and present of the capital. Hanukkah is a celebration full of light and family warmth. To celebrate it, the POLIN Museum prepared Hanukkah-themed films, creative workshops, angel wings workshops, a concert, and a theater performance.
when: Sunday, December 13, from 11:00
9) 13th Divine Comedy International Festival – online edition
Until the end of Sunday, there are still some interesting performances to watch. Those, plus talks and meetings with artists. This year’s motto is a “tender narrator” inspired by Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel acceptance speech. “Cud mniemany, czyli Krakowiacy i Górale”, a play written in 1794, promises to be a hit of the weekend
when: until Sunday, December 13
10) Back to Front. 5th Festival of Abstract Thought
Come for a walk to Jazdów and find the festival hidden in trees, window sills, and fences. There are QR codes and links to lectures to listen to, envelopes with exercise to do, as well as creative micro-tasks. Different approaches to the imagination are the leitmotif of the festival.
when: till Sunday, December 13
For more ideas for spending time with increased social distancing, see WHAT TO DO AT HOME: THE 18 BEST IDEAS FOR BOREDOM DURING A PANDEMIC