WARSAWESOME: YOUR WARSAW WEEKEND GUIDE (March 10-11)
This is going to be a fantastic weekend filled with exciting events!
The opening of Mikkeller (what will probably be one of the best bars in Warsaw in near future) is one of such events. That, however, is not the only event we can’t wait for. Discover more in the post below. Have a great weekend in Warsaw!
0) Introduction to Home Brewing. Beer Workshop in Warsaw
This Tuesday we are going to visit the only craft brewery in Warsaw. We’ll learn about beer, craft brewing, home brewing and beer sensory evaluation (in other words, this is beer tasting). The workshop will be in English.
Of course, to visit a brewery without having some beers would be a sin. So leave your car at home and get ready to sample several craft beers directly from the beer tank!
Where: Związkowa 44, Warsaw
When: Tuesday 13 from 19:00 to 21:00
Price: 50 PLN
1) Mikkeller Bar Warsaw Grand Opening!
Ten years ago, the founder of this brewery was was a math and physics teacher. Today, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø exports his micro-brewed beer to 50 different countries and is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge brewers in the world. Needless to say, you can expect a wide selection of fantastic craft beers.
Mikkeller is a must-visit brewery in Copenhagen, and we couldn’t be happier to see that it is opening a branch in Warsaw!
They will open their doors to everyone at 14:00 and the first 300 guest will receive a free beer! If you want, you can also join their Mikkeller Warsaw Grand Opening Run, which will take place before the opening (this will guarantee you a free beer).
Where: ul. Chmielna 7/9, Warsaw
When: Saturday 10 from 14:00
2) Learn Polish at the Museum of Art – Secrets hidden in paintings
Discover secrets hidden in paintings and interesting facts about Warsaw and Polish history while learning and practicing Polish.
If your knowledge of Polish is very basic (below A2), you are also very welcome but you might not be able to fully participate in this event.
You will learn:
• how Warsaw looked like in the previous centuries
• how Polish aristocracy was spending their free time
• who painted the biggest painting in the history of Polish art
• how old Polish love letters looked like
• how Poles used to celebrate important events
Where: Muzeum Narodowe – Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw
When: Sunday 11 from 15:30 to 17:15
Price: FREE (cost of the ticket to the museum 15 PLN)
3) Warsaw Coffee Festival – 3rd edition
The biggest coffee event in Poland, where you can get to know all its flavors, aromas and forms. Of course, you’ll also find dozens of stands with coffee, accessories and food, demonstrations and barista competitions.
Where: Dom Towarowy Bracia Jabłkowscy – Bracka 25, Warsaw
When: Sunday 11 from 10:00 to 20:00
Price: 10 PLN
4) Intercultural Heritage (Meeting and seminar in English)
Behind each piece of art, there are multiple hidden interpretations. Each of us looks at these pieces and interact with them in a different way, adding new points of view.
Can cultural heritage development foster an intercultural dialogue between people?
Is there always a “right” way to interpret art?
In this meeting, you’ll discover the answers to those question and to many more. The meeting is in English.
Where: Pracownia Duży Pokój – Warecka 4/6, Warsaw
When: Saturday 10 from 11:00 to 16:00
5) WATCH DOCS: Award-winning films
“A Cambodian Spring is the result of nine years spent in Cambodia portraying not only the changes in the Cambodian landscape but also the socio-political changes.
“Cambodian Spring” will be screened at U-jazdowski Kino with Polish and English Subs.
Where: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski – Jazdów 2, Warsaw
When: Sunday 11 from 18:15 to 20:25
6) AFF9 – Art Fresh Festival 9
It’s a meeting place for students of art schools as well as creators who already have significant artistic achievements.
You’ll be able to not only get acquainted with the work of the participants and get to know the latest trends in art but also to talk to artists, establish cooperation or purchase works directly from the creators.
This year, during the festival, artists from Poland and abroad will present their work in the following areas:
• sculpture and ceramics
Where: Sheraton Warsaw Hotel – Bolesława Prusa 2, Warsaw
When: Sunday 11 from 11:00 to 19:00
7) Drawing Class in the Old Orangery
The drawing class is addressed to both drawing amateurs and candidates for art studies. The classes are held at the Royal Gallery of Sculpture in the Old Orangery, where you will portray copies of famous sculptures.
Drawing materials are provided. Workshop in Polish, but probably ok for us expats as well.
Where: Royal Łazienki Museum – Agrykola 1, Warsaw
When: Saturday 10 from 11:00 to 14:00
Price: 20 PLN for one workshop
8) Get a small tattoo and support an animal shelter
For this occasion, tattoo artists will prepare some small drawings. You can choose your tattoo on the spot and each tattoo will be performed only once.
The earnings will go to Viva, an organization that provides shelter to the homeless pet.
Where: Wawelska 5, Warsaw
When: March 10 – March 11
Price: Prices start from PLN 200 and the upper limit does not really existp
9) Interesting Markets and Fairs
Do you want to check out the past editions of Warsawesome? Here are the past Weekend in Warsaw posts.