YOUR WARSAW WEEKEND GUIDE – OCTOBER 9 – 11
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Please bear in mind that starting from Saturday Warsaw will be in a yellow zone. If you decide to attend the events from our list, please remember to abide by the rules of social distancing and wear masks where required by law.
1) Season Finale at Nocny Market
The outdoor eating season is over. After the National Stadium, food trucks and street food will also disappear from the Main Railway Station. To say goodbye to Nocny Market, we recommend trying something new. Our choice is grilled bull testicles served with black beans.
When: from Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11
Where: Nocny Market – ul. Towarowa 3
2) 6th Night of Libraries
This event aims to promote a book renting culture. To achieve this goal, several Warsaw libraries have prepared markets, meetings with authors, and workshops for children and adults. Take a look at the map and check out what’s going on in your neighborhood. Warsaw libraries do have a nice selection of books in English.
When: Saturday, October 10
Where: various locations
3) VIII Royal Festival of Light
This is just a preview of what awaits us during the Illumination of Warsaw. This weekend, only the palace and garden in Wilanów will light up. We will also be able to watch a LIGHT-SOUND show on the facade of the District Office. Then, love doves can take a photo of themselves in the Ice Hearts Zone. Some food trucks will be there as well.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11
Where: Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów and Plaża Wilanów
4) Autumn at Koneser
Koneser has prepared a rich and interesting offer for the fall. On Fridays, there will be sensory performances that stimulate the body and brain with the sounds of oriental instruments and light. On Saturdays – ceramics and chess intergenerational workshops.
When: from Friday to Sunday, weekly events
Where: Centrum Praskie Koneser – Plac Konesera 1
5) Korean Fall
The Korean culture festival will last a full month this year. Accompanying events will be available both online and in the real world. At the weekend, visit Podchorążówkal in Łazienki and see the exhibition “At the Source. Inspirations from Korean Art and Culture”.
When: from October 10 to the end of the month
Where: various locations and online
6) Eco, Slow and Handmade Markets
If you want to buy unique works of Polish craftsmen, this weekend you have two events to attend.
ETNOwa Festival 2020 – recreating the atmosphere of legendary Warsaw’s interwar marketplaces
When: Friday, October 9, to Sunday, October 11, 13:00 to 20:00
Where: Aleja Niepodległości 19
Niech Żyje Rzemiosło w Elektrowni Powiśle, that is workshops, lectures and fairs.
When: Saturday, October 10, from 11:00 to 19:00
Where: ul. Dobra 42
7) Nordic Walk around Mokotów
In the sports section this week, we recommend Nordic walking practice sessions. There are many places perfect for this sport in Warsaw. However, it is worth learning the technique to use the full potential of walking with poles. Classes are held every week. Prior registration is required.
When: Saturday, October 10, 16:00 to 17:00, and Sunday, October 11, 9.00 to 10.30
Where: Saturday – ul. Niegocińska 2a, Sunday – ul. Jeziorna 4
8) Vege Festival at the Palace of Culture
This festival promotes domestic producers of vegan delicacies, cosmetics, fashion, and accessories. Let’s see what’s what in a vege fall.
When: Sunday, October 11, from 12:00 to 19:00
Where: Palace of Culture and Science – Plac Defilad 1
9) BEST OFF Polish Off-movies
As part of BEST OFF, we will watch award winners from Polish auteur film festivals. It is also us – the viewers – who will choose the sole winner of this year’s edition.
When: Friday, October 9, from 18:00 to 21:00
Where: Kino Luna – ul. Marszałkowska 28
10) Archaeological Festival in Mrozy
We rarely recommend events outside of Warsaw, but now it’s worth it. You can conveniently get to Mrozy by Koleje Mazowieckie or by car. On the spot, you will hear about the traditions and beliefs of the ancient Slavs, learn how to spin wool, buy linen products or herbs, and sit down to an ancient feast.
When: Saturday, October 10, from 10:00 to 18:00
11) Warsaw Cocktail Workshop
Check what Polish vodkas and liqueurs can do if you turn them into cool cocktails! Under the watchful eye of the top bartenders in the city, you will unveil the secrets of drinks from the best Warsaw bars. When: from Sunday to Tuesday Where: top cocktail bar in Centrum Price: 119zł/person More info Need more inspiration? Check out our post with 35 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN WARSAW IN 2020