WEEKEND IN WARSAW
MARCH 26 – 28
This will be a perfect weekend for consuming culture online. Films, concerts, plays, interviews – all that fresh, not or rarely seen before. Of course, the lockdown has limited outdoor event options, but the list we present below guarantees top-level entertainment after a weekend walk in a park or forest.
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1) LAST CALL: 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: until the end of Friday, March 26
2) International Theater Day
March 27 marks International Theater Days. The most comprehensive offer of ways to celebrate will be provided by YouTube. We can access over 30 plays, interviews, and archival materials for free. If we are to recommend only one play, we will choose “Tytus, Romek i A’Tomek – Misja Uczłowieczanie” based on the legendary comic books and with scenography created live.
when: begins on Friday, March 26, at 10:00
The full program is available here.
There will also be a concert of Podlaska Philharmonic Orchestra – “From Puccini to Sinatra” – celebrating the icons of the theater music stage…
when: Saturday, March 27, from 19:00
…and another one – “No more are there Jewish towns in Poland,” recorded in 1993, showcasing the vast and rich Jewish-Polish theatrical legacy.
when: Saturday, March 27, from 19:00
3) 25. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Easter Festival
A delicacy for the enthusiasts of classical music. For a week, every day at 19:30 there will be a live broadcast from the philharmonics in Wrocław, Poznań, or Katowice. The playlist will include mostly Beethoven, but we will also hear Penderecki’s, Haydn’s, and Rachmaninov’s compositions among others.
when: from Friday, March 26, to Friday, April 2, every day at 19:30
4) Warsaw Music Underground
“Silenceless Niche” was a series of reportages that now culminates with a concert showcasing bands fundamental to Warsaw music underground. If you are in for a mix of rock, metal, blues, and hip hop, you’ve just found your event.
when: Saturday, March 27, from 18:00
5) BLOOMING – exhibition at florists and plant-adoption
Since art galleries and museums are closed, artists found a new way to exhibit their works. Florist shops are becoming their venues. The idea is that on a spring weekend walk you drop by a florist’s, marvel at the art, and adopt a plant. We call it a classic two-birds-with-one-stone kind of situation.
when: from Saturday, March 27, to Sunday, April 11
where: various florist shops, full list in the FB event
6) Spring markets
The second weekend of spring and the last weekend before Easter is a ripe moment for various markets. Below is a comprehensive list, just please remember that if you decide to participate you must respect the sanitary regime of each venue.
- Spring Market in FORT 8 – food, liqueurs, jewelry, decorations, candles – all craft and hand-made. From Saturday to Sunday, March 27-28, from 10:00 to 17:00. FB event
- Targ Śniadaniowy – the classic of food markets. From Saturday to Sunday, March 27-28, from 10:00 to 16:00. FB event
- Pretty Things Market – online edition on which you’ll find the top representatives of Polish design. From Saturday, March 27, to Friday, April 2. FB event
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