The upcoming weekend will be rather warm, so it will encourage outdoor activities. However, bearing in mind the quality of air, these just might not be the healthiest of ideas. If you are looking for alternatives to winter swimming, park walks, or just don’t want to spend a weekend just binge-watching, check out our list of TOP 5 events of February 26-28.

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1)  Fryderyk Chopin’s 211th birthday

This is a real routine-breaker in the 12th month of the pandemic. The Fryderyk Chopin Museum prepared a comprehensive plan to celebrate the legacy of the composer. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 18:00 there will be piano recitals; there are time-limited exhibitions of his manuscripts and artifacts of his friendships. Moreover, the admission fee will be reduced to 1 PLN only. A great warm-up before the weekly concerts in Łazienki (we still hope they will come back in May).

Should you wish to travel outside the city, you may want to visit Żelazowa Wola – Chopin’s birthplace. The setting is truly picturesque. This weekend there will be an outdoor cafe open and you will be able to watch the light show in the Main Alley.

where: The Fryderyk Chopin Museum – ul. Okólnik 1

when: until Sunday, February 28, from 11:00 to 21:00 (20:00 on Friday)

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2) Biennale Warsaw: Body, Reproduction and the Commons. Perspectives for the Grassroots Feminism by Silvia Federici

A lecture by professor emerita at Hofstra University in New York. In her latest book, Silvia Federici argues that facing the ecological crisis and care crisis efficiently will require finding alternatives to the capitalist commodification. To find out more, you have to register at the Biennale Warsaw website. It’s a bit brainiac way to transition into the weekend, but that’s the beauty of it. Definitely worth a while, especially that other upcoming Biennale events promise similarly stimulating food for thought.

when: Friday, February 26, at 18:00

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3) POLIN Music Festival

There is no history of music in Warsaw, however ancient it may seem, without Jewish composers and performers. The POLIN museum organized 6 concerts streamed online to celebrate the heritage. International artists will present George Gershwin tunes, Hebrew Suite, and celebrate Astor Piazolla’s 100th birthday with a dedicated concert. We really enjoy POLIN’s events, so we are quite sure it will be a high-quality festival leaving us educated about the impact of Jewish music-makers.

when: from Friday, February 26, to Sunday, February 28; concerts at 20:00 and 21:00

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4) Get stylish for the spring – markets in Elektrownia Powiśle and Kino Luna

If you are all about the design – Elektrownia Powiśle is the place to be at the weekend. Fashion, furniture, accessories, ceramics, and much more – all from top artisan designers.

where: Elektrownia Powiśle – ul. Dobra 42

when: Saturday, February 27 from 10:00 to 21:00, and Sunday, February 28, from 11:00 to 17:00

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However, if you are a vintage-head, go to Kino Luna. Vintage Day has made an impact in the previous years and now promises to keep the high-level of fashion products and accessories. All straight from Polish artisans. And while at the venue, why won’t you watch a film from a selection of pre-premieres and special screenings?

where: Kino Luna – ul. Marszałkowka 28

when: Saturday, February 27 from 12:00 to 17:00

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5) 33rd Praga Blues

If you are looking for an alternative to Chopin and Gershwin, you may choose the 33rd edition of a festival promoting the Warsaw blues stage. This time Michał Szerbiec will be headlining. You can check him out in this YT clip. After the concert, the musicians will stay longer for a jam session. We love the jam culture and can’t wait to attend events like that in person.

when: Friday, February 26, from 19:00

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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 and our list of 35 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN WARSAW IN 2021

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