There is a lot to do this weekend. You can develop IT skills at the Digital Festival, you can enjoy a pint at the Warsaw Beer Festival, you can take part in performances at the Scopes Warsaw conference, and with pumpkin spice latte from the Coffee and Chocolate Festival, you can go to the opening of the Royal Garden of Light in Wilanów. Warsawesome delivers the juiciest answers on what to do in Warsaw this weekend.

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1) Digital Festival 2021

The Digital Festival is the largest initiative in Poland focused on showing how to best take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies. The festival is an opportunity to acquire digital skills and practical digital knowledge. At the Night of Innovation, we can meet new technologies in the most important research centers in Poland and talk to people who create the world of the future. Our TOP5 events of this year’s edition are:

  • visiting Kinguin Esports Performance Center (ul. Poleczki 31a, from 18:00 to 22:00), one of the most professional and technologically advanced esports centers (more information);
  • Tour de FabLab (ul. Targowa 56, from 14:00 to 15:00), a walk where we will learn how the laser works, how to tell the difference between FDM and resin 3D printing, and with a bit of luck we will play on organs constructed from PVC pipes (more information);
  • online debate Technologies of the future – what will the future bring?, during which we will talk with Capgemini experts about innovations in IT, how new technologies affect us, and how they can open the way to career development in IT (from 18:00; broadcast on YT)

When: Saturday, October 9

As part of the event, we also get access to:

  • SkillUp Academy, i.e. platform with free courses;
  • Knowledge Zones, including guides, articles, podcasts, and videos on digitization and new technologies;
  • Digital Discounts for Online Shopping;
  • Digital Stories, i.e. stories of people for whom digital skills have opened the way to success.

All materials, as well as more information and events, can be found on the festival’s website.

2) Warsaw Beer Festival

The festival was created out of a love for craft beer and its diversity. The organizers invite only small Polish breweries, food trucks, and interesting international guests, and the brewers personally pour beers. These often cannot be bought in the bottle or outside of the festival. Everyone can experience the festival in their own way, choosing between pinball, workshops, tastings, table football, lectures, and much more.

When: Thursday, October, 7, from 16:00 to 24:00; Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9, from 12:00 to 24:00

Where: Legia Warszawa Stadium – ul. Łazienkowska 3

The full list of events, breweries, and attractions can be found on the festival’s website.

3) Scopes Warsaw

Scopes Warsaw is a conference of performers that connects pioneers from the fields of design, art, music, and technology. The goal is to open a dialogue that will provide inspiration, innovation, and interaction. The organizers believe that in a polarized country, the city represents a center of progressive thinking, regrouping the enormous potential of young Polish talents in a special way: it creates a strong DIY culture. We also believe in the potential of Warsaw and the Varsovians, which is why we wholeheartedly support Scopes’ mission. Tickets are almost sold out, but there are some left for:

  • Softcore – that is a relaxing session with ZUZA X BEDOES X PANASIUK, on Saturday, October 9, at 16:00;
  • the Capital of Capital party, where music and visual effects will be brought by the members of 10 artistic collectives from all over Poland, co-creating Radio Kapitał, on Saturday, October 9, from 24:00;
  • concert of Pokusa, a power trio playing avant-garde jazz, on Sunday, October 10, from 18:00 to 20:00.

Where: Komuna Warszawa – ul. Emilii Plater 31

The full list of events can be found on the festival’s website.


4) Festival of Transformation

We are getting 3 days full of lectures, workshops, discussions, films, and music related to climate and environment. In our opinion, it is worth:

  • visiting the nuclear exhibition (among the exhibits, e.g. a model of a nuclear power plant, a holographic pyramid or a mock-up of a reactor fuel cassette) and a VR room with accompanying sensory installations; from Friday, October 8, at 20:00 to Sunday, October 10, to 19:00;
  • listening to a lecture by prof. Naomi Oreskes from Harvard University, expert in research on climate denialism and dwindling trust in science, on Friday, October 8, from 18:00 to 19:30, stream;
  • watching the premiere of Hope Dies Last about young climate activists from different parts of Poland, on Sunday, October 10, at 11:00.

All events take place at the Copernicus Science Center – ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20

The full list of events and links to streams are available on the festival’s webpage.


5) Food

This weekend, we are going delicacy-hunting to:

  • the Coffee and Chocolate Festival at the Palace of Culture and Science, and there we will drink coffee and tea from all over the world and snack on cookies, cakes, ice cream, etc. with various types of chocolate, from dark, through dessert, milk, white to pink; Sunday, October 10 from 12:00 to 19:00, FB event;
  • the Japanese Weekend at Hala Gwardii (Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1), during which we can try, among others, onigiri rice balls, gyoza dumplings, or ramen straight from Tokyo; from Friday, October 8, to Sunday, October 10, 10:00 to 17:00, FB event.


6) Grand Opening of the Royal Garden of Light

Maybe the day is shorter, it does get dark earlier and the body yearns for a pumpkin spice latte, but at least it means the season for outdoor light shows is on! On Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, the Royal Garden of Light in Wilanów premieres. (Gardens of the Palace in Wilanów – ul. Potockiego 10/16).

The schedule of mapping shows is as follows:

18:00 – “Where is the Otter”

18:30 – “There is one king in Wilanów”

19:00 – “Return of the King”

19:30 – “AD Solem”

20:30 – “Polar Mapping”

FB event

7) International Festival of Puppet Theater and Film Animation for Adults


The motto of this year’s edition is “Puppets are human”. For the next nine days, performances and meetings with outstanding artists will prove that puppet theater is far more than only fairy tales for children. It can discuss controversial, difficult, important, and touching topics, and its unique form allows us to look at them from a completely new perspective.

This weekend, there are:

  • Romance by Natalia Sakowicz (Saturday, October 9, from 19:00, Theater Institute – ul. Jazdów 1);
  • The changeling by Karol Smaczny (Sunday, October 10, from 17:00, Służew Culture Center – ul. Jana Sebastiana Bacha 15);
  • Plastic Heroses by Ariel Doron (Sunday, October 10, from 19:00, Theater Institute – ul. Jazdów 1).

In addition to theatrical experience, we also have a choice of:

  • screenings of short and full-length animations awarded at the Animator Festival (Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, at 17:00, DK Kadr – ul. Rzymowskiego 32)
  • exhibitions of two outstanding Polish artists: Julita Kalin and Katarzyna Pietrzykowska (Saturday, October 9, from 16:00, DK Kadr – ul. Rzymowskiego 32)

Registration is required at the address: [email protected]

The full list of events and links to streams are available on the festival’s webpage.


5) Night of the Libraries

“Reading makes us stronger” is the motto of the 7th edition of the Night of Libraries. A number of events organized in local libraries aim to make as many people as possible love them and recognize them as their darling third places. Look for events in your area and let us present the TOP 3 events in whole Warsaw:

  • escape room Library of Unfortunate Events in the Komiksowo Library at al. Solidarności 91, at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, and 19:00; registration is required at [email protected];
  • Forest in a jar workshop, where each participant will create their own miniature forest, in the Library at ul. Meissnera 5, from 18:00 to 19:30; registration is required at [email protected];
  • workshop of creative thinking and actions embedded in the space of visual arts, during which we will write a short story and even if we cannot draw, we will create our own masterpiece, from 17:30 to 20:00, online; registration is required at [email protected].

When: Saturday, October 9

A map of events and more information are available on the event’s website.

The Night of Libraries is accompanied by the “Share books” campaign, encouraging readers to bring to libraries new publications, classics, and other sorts of books.


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.  


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