Almaty Cultural Events Guide by Janna Prashkevich

Late May – Early June.

Coffeedelia presents the new menu!

On May 29, 30, and 31 all the guests of the coffee house will be offered free tasting of the new menu.

On May 29, starting with 20:30, on the Zheltoksan and Bogenbay-Batyr crossroad, a string quartet and DJ D2 will perform especially for you, and the JetSet saxophone project (lounge, jazzy, funk) will perform on May 30. Free entrance!

Almaty Cultural Agenda in late May – early June:

Concerts/Clubs:

May 28, 19:00, Republic Palace – solo concert of Makpal Isabekova. Guest performers: Batyrkhan Shukenov, bands: 101, Tequila; Anton Zatsepin, Dominic Joker

May 28, 22:00, Zhest Club – the Biffins Show is postponed to June 11. Based on the works by Vladimir Sorokin: The Line, Dostoevsky Trip, Happy New Year, Russian Babushka.

May 29, 20:00, Coffeedelia on Zheltoksan – chamber music night, a string quartet will perform. Free entrance.

May 29, 18:00, Spartacus Stadium – presentation of the first album by the Metis Band – “Vyshe Ruki”. Guest performers: BoomBox band, N’Pans, DJ Smash, Kayrat Tuntekov, DoMiNo band.

May 29, 18:30, Chamber Hall of the Conservatorium – concert by the laureates of the Serper Prize and of the Ilkham Republican Prize: the Vivat piano duet. Young and talented pianists, laureates of international contests – Alken Aidos and Oleg Pereverzev – are playing in this unique duet. The concert program includes: W.A. Mozart, F. Buzoni – Concertino, S. Rakhmaninov – Suite No.2: Intro, Waltz, Romance, Tarantella, P. Tchaikovsky – Three pieces from the Nutcracker Suite, Kurmangazy – O. Pereverzev, two arrangements of Kazakh kyuis – Machine and Balbrown, O. Pereverzev – Romance.

May 30, 21:00, Coffeedelia on Zheltoksan – presentation of the JetSet music project. A duo of DJ and sax player composes and performs amazingly beautiful music – lounge, jazz, funk. Free entrance.

May 30, 19:00, Astana Square (Old Square)GreenFest, The Rasmus, DJ Show

May 31, 19:00, Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater “Abay” – Anniversary concert dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Nariman Karazhigitov, People’s Artist of the RK

June 4, 22:00, Zhest Club – a concert of Mumiy Troll band.

June 12, 20:00, Coffeedelia on Zheltoksan – Dilettantes’ Games. A series of Dilettantes’ Games parties is opened by the music observers of Almaty. Performing DJ: Andrey Syedin (©yedin.kz), Artyom Krylov (Caravan Newspaper), Janna Prashkevich (Time Out Almaty Magazine). They have a lot to show! Free entrance.

June 13, 23:00, Pride Club – Exclusive Fashion by Saken Zhaksybaev. Saken Zhaksybaev is one of the most influential persons in the Kazakhstani fashion industry. His shows for the most renowned global brands are always an enchanting show with unique energy.

Theater:

May 29, 30, 18:30, Young Spectator’s Theater “N. Sats” – Marriagel, a play by N. Gogol, first nights

May 31, 16:00, Young Spectator’s Theater “N. Sats” – “Cheers, Monsieur”, a comedy, performed by the company of Vakhtangov Moscow Theater on tour

June 5, 19:00, Lermontov Theater – the Big Zebra entreprise. An eccentric comedy with elements of bouffonnerie, parody, and absurd humor is based on the play by Jean-Jacques Bricaire and Maurice Lassaygues “The Big Zebra, or Remind Me Your Name”. Starring: Georgy Martirosyan (Christian), Anastasia Stotskaya (Sidonie), Jean Daniel (Maurice), Marina Mogilevskaya (Sabine), Tatiana Abramova (Giselle), and Pyotr Belyshkov (Plisson).

Sports:

May 26-29, 10.00, Dostyk Sports Complex – RK Handball Championship

May 30-31, 10.00, Dostyk Sports Complex – Sport Dance Championship

June 6, 18.00, Almaty Central Stadium – Kazakhstan vs. England (qualifying match for the 2010 World Championship)

June 7, 09:00 – bicycle race dedicated to the Environment Day. The racers will start on the Abay and Momyshula crossroad, and will finish at the Republic Palace. The race will be followed by a concert by the Kazakhstani variety stars.

June 9, 11:00, National Press Club – press conference dedicated to the Cyber-Sport Against Drugs 2009 tournament.

June 13, 14, 00:00 Omega-Sector computer club – the Cyber-Sport Against Drugs 2009 tournament.

The Cyber Sports Association of Kazakhstan, in cooperation with the NEO AURA Company and the GALA TV Production Center, supported by the Akimat of the city of Almaty, the Directorate for Physical Culture and Sports, hold the first open computer games tournament under the motto: “Cyber-Sport Against Drugs 2009”.

June 20-21, Chimbukak, Ist leg of the Almaty Down Hill Championship, Contacts: Olga Kuzmenko

+7 705 775 16 05, olkin.ko@gmail.com

City Events:

May 30, MEGA ALMA-ATA – 3rd anniversary of the Time Out Алматы Magazine!

Time Out is a global brand with a history of over 40 years. Today the Time Out magazine is published in 30 cities worldwide. The magazine is published, among others, in such metropolitan cities as London, Chicago, Moscow, New-York, Sydney, New Delhi, Lisbon, Beijing. Time Out is being issued in Almaty since May 2006.

Time Out invites colleagues to join our festivities and to get their share of positive spring mood that is such a sought-for thing in our dire days.

The celebrations will start at noon. At 17:00, at Franco Cafe, Messrs. Journalists will be able to ask their questions to Madi Mambetov, editor-in-chief, over a cup of coffee.

Come on May 30 to Mega Alma-Ata. The best entertainment magazine TimeOut Almaty is 3 years old now! You are in for a gala concert of the Kazakhstani pop stars and a whole lot of gifts!

June 5, Mercur Auto Center, Mailina Str., 79, 18:00 – Upgrade Auto Show. Guests – Triada Band (Russia). Press release at: http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/laralarkin/post103167401/

Cinema:

May 29, release of The Other Side, a Kazakhstani blockbuster.

May 30 – June 5 – Anifest 2009 International Anime Festival. Opening, cosplays, contests and games, Mega Alma-Ata fast food area, anime shows at Star Cinema (Mega), Star Cinema (City Plus), Silk Way City, Illusion (Maxima). Press release at: http://www.liveinternet.ru/community/journalistkz/post103167488/

Thank you,
Janna Prashkevich
8 701 400 17 99

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