WEEKEND IN WARSAW
MARCH 19 – 21
Back to square one. After this weekend we will go into the online-only era. Worry not, though! We will stay on top of all interesting events and keep you updated. And now dig in our list of the TOP 6 events between March 19 and 21. We’ve managed to find some safe outdoor ones as well!
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1) Francophone Films Festival
Embassies of French-speaking countries joined NINAteka to organize an online festival showcasing the diamonds of their film industries. The repertoire features really fresh movies – 7 out of 8 were produced in 2019 or later. Access to original versions with Polish subtitles is free. We are particularly eager to watch “Tambour battant” (IMDb) in which two village brass bands compete for the national Swiss final contest, while at the same time, women push to earn the right to vote
when: from Friday, March 19, to Friday, March 26
2) Lunateque is 4 – online party
Mr Lizard is definitely one of our favorite DJs in Warsaw. It’s been four years since he started shaking up the clubs in the city. He will celebrate that with an eclectic online set of electro-pop, punk, ska, glam rock, and much more. If that’s how the first weekend of a lockdown begins, we stay hopeful that it will all pass in a blink of an eye.
when: Friday, March 19, from 19:00
3) Tasty Saturday
Saturday is a Meat-Free Day which you can celebrate by ordering delicacies from Warsaw’s finest vegan restaurants. 10% of each transaction will be donated to Otwarte Klatki – an organization advocating farm animal rights. Our top pick is Momencik Vegan Burrito which we could eat literally every day.
when: Saturday, March 20, all day
If you are more into cooking, then you can choose between two interesting workshops that will kick off at 12:00:
- Well Seasoned – a historical culinary workshop focused on exploring the secrets of the 17th century cuisine (FB event);
- Easter Tastes – organized by MAKRO where you will learn the recipes for Italian salsicce al sugo and British simnel cake (FB event).
4) The first day of spring in the University of Warsaw Botanical Garden
If the weather forecasts are wrong and Sunday will allow for some time outdoors, go to UW’s Botanical Garden. It is a wonderful place that will enchant you with its rich flora any time of year. There is no more organic way to enter spring than surrounded by plants starting to put on their best looks. The admission fees will be reduced to 12 PLN (regular) and 6 PLN (kids and disabled).
when: Sunday, March 21, from 10:00 to 18:00
where: Ogród Botaniczny UW – al. Ujazdowskie 4
5) Sunday at a museum
Sundays are great for visits to museums. Now you don’t even need to leave your bed to do it. These events are mostly dedicated to families and children, but others will find something for themselves as well.
- Zachęta launched a series of online guided tours and this week it features the demonic art of Szczepan Mucha. Start at 11:00 on FB event.
- The National Museum organizes early-afternoon workshops for children and parents. This week they will be able to discover the history of the Olympic games in Ancient Greece. Start at 12:00. FB event
- Zachęta has a special series for children – this time showcasing the art of Teresa Murak. She is a pioneer of watercress art and participants will be encouraged to have a shot at this technique. Start at 16:00. FB event
- If you are on a walk near Krakowskie Przedmieście don’t miss out on the outdoor exhibition titled “Hetman” narrating the biography of Stanisław Żółkiewski – the first European military commander who conquered Moscow. FB event
6) Have yourself a little flower garden
If you are looking for tips on how to prepare and run an urban flower garden you have to go Motyka i Słońce (ul. Jazdów 3/9) on Sunday between 13:00 and 17:00. It is a pandemic hit in all of Europe due to its community-building potential. It allows to socialize outdoors with a common goal that is expressed with aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly structures. Learn more on FB event. We love initiatives like that!
Should you prefer to learn more about a very specific type of flowers – namely, tulips, tune in to a festival organized by the Wilanów Palace Museum. Its comprehensive timetable includes workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and storytelling sessions. Find the details on the official website.
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