WEEKEND IN WARSAW
NOVEMBER 26 – 28
We are using the magic powers of St.Andrew’s Eve to predict which events of the coming weekend just can’t be missed. No matter if you feel like partying, relaxing in a sauna overlooking the Vistula River, walking around the illuminated Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw, or gaining new skills during free workshops, Warsawesome tells you exactly where, when, and why to go. Let’s enjoy the last weekend of November!
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The late November weather can make one feel sick and tired, so let’s never forget to take good care of our minds and bodies at the weekend. In our opinion, for this purpose, it is worth visiting:
- Magical Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw illuminated with the Lumagica show. Interestingly, the site will be opened in winter for the first time in its 200-year history. Three zones await – romantic, deep breath, and one for kids. If you love light shows like us, you definitely have to go there.
when: until February 27
where: The Botanical Garden of the University of Warsaw – Aleje Ujazdowskie 4
- Sauna Wisła with a picturesque view of the river and nature will be available every day from 6:00 to 24:00, and until the end of the week, you can enjoy it for free. There is also a relaxation area that can be used before and after the sauna sessions. Fresh juices, kombucha, healthy snacks, and infrared beds that reduce muscle tension are a good incentive to drop by regularly.
when: until Monday, November 29
where: Port Czerniakowski
- Throughout the month, free tickets to permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as special events – meetings, lectures, conferences, workshops, and guided tours await in the Royal Castle (Plac Zamkowy 4; more info), the Łazienki Królewskie Museum (more info) and the King Jan III Palace in Wilanów (10/16 Stanisława Kostki Potocki Street; more info).
2) St. Andrew’s Day
The eve of. Andrew’s Day used to be the equivalent of modern Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, the holiday was only observed by young single girls, though today both young men and women join the party to see their futures. The main ceremony involves pouring hot wax from a candle through the hole in a key into cold water. Nowadays, we usually perform these rites with friends at home, but if you want to hit some clubs, it is worth going to the following events:
- Andrzejki in Browar Warszawski, where you will meet the tarotist Magdalena Pythia, down occasional drinks, and dance to the DJ set of Anthony Saint.
when: Saturday, November 27, from 19:00
where: Browar Warszawski – ul. Haberbusch and Schiele 2
- Andrzejki in Warmut mean surprises at the bar and Kovvalsky with a DJ set. It is always worth going there, if only for the decor that put the visit to Warmut on our list of What to do in Warsaw? Top 100
when: Friday, November 26, from 20:00
where: Warmut – ul. Marszałkowska 45/49
- Andrzejki in Elektrownia Powiśle, where the organizers will try to recreate a Hogwarts’ atmosphere. That means animations for children from 11:00 to 16:30, followed by occasional drinks in bars and a DJ Pro set for adults.
when: Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28, from 11:30 to 24:00
where: Elektrownia Powiśle – ul. Dobra 42
When streaming platforms fail to interest us, it is pleasant to use the long autumn evenings to acquire and improve skills. Therefore, for the weekend, we recommend workshops where you will learn the basics for later grinding at home.
- Improvisation workshops help to find out-of-the-box solutions, teach quick reactions, and build confidence in public speaking. These skills will be useful both at work and in private life.
when: Sunday, November 28, from 16:30 to 18:30
where: al. Jana Pawła II 23
- In the collage workshops, you can paint or stick your hand-made elements to fragments of famous works of art to create a unique, original composition. You will also learn the linocut technique. The perfect option for developing aesthetic creativity and sense of humor.
when: Sunday, November 28 from 18:00
where: Sztukarania – ul. Odolańska 60
- The sachet sewing workshop will teach you how to use seemingly useless pieces of fabric to create original sachets, cosmetic bags, and mini bags. Who knows, maybe it’s an Instagram mini-business idea?
when: Saturday, November 27, from 11:00
where: MAL – ul. Grójecka 109
- The Invisible. Stories of Warsaw servants exhibition is the first one about the forgotten history of women and the role of domestic servants. The topic broke through to the public awareness with Joanna Kuciel-Frydryszak’s book “Służące do wszystkiego”. To put it bluntly, the pre-war system of work and dependence which in 1938 affected over half a million women can be compared to slavery. You have to see it so as not to let it happen again.
when: until March 20
where: Muzeum Warszawy – Rynek Starego Miasta 28
- The Warsaw Poster Festival is a paradise for lovers of posters and good design. You will meet exhibitors with posters and accessories in one place. Among them, you will find the works of Paulina Wujec and Maggie Piu. There will also be gastro and chillout zones.
when: Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27, 10:00 to 20:00, Sunday, November 28, 10:00 to 18:00
where: Hala Gwardii – Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1
Just past midnight on a Saturday after Black Friday the Christmas rush begins. Already this weekend, we can hunt for gifts to put under the Christmas tree or the Christmas tree itself (as well as other plants). The most alluring markets of the weekend are:
- KRAFTY – Christmas Handmade Fair, where the exhibitors are handicraftsmen dealing in the production of ceramics, jewelry, home design, unique clothes or accessories, scented candles, wooden products, toys, articles for children, and many others.
when: Saturday and Sunday, November 27 and 28, from 9:00 to 18:00
where: Food Town – ul. Żelazna 51/53
- Greenville Fair of Plants and Natural Products, which promotes good quality products made in harmony with nature. On the stands, we can find the finest plants and plant accessories (macrame and ceramics), urban jungle decorations, natural cosmetics, and delicacies.
when: Saturday, November 27, from 10:00 to 20:00
where:Elektrownia Powiśle – ul. Dobra 42
- The Sandomierz Market, where you can stock up on healthy cold-pressed oils, natural honey, Sandomierz apples, juices, the delicious “Beautiful Hansel” beans, Sandomierz wines, fudge, and plum gifts. These are the culinary specialties of the Sandomierz region, so it’s really worth a try.
when: Saturday, November 27, from 10:00
where: Centrum Praskie Koneser – Plac Konesera
To find the best places for summer walks, bike trips, dates, etc. consult our list of the 35 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN WARSAW IN 2021.