Almaty Cultural Events Guide by Janna Prashkevich


Concerts/ Parties

Place/ Day/ Time Event Description/ URL
June 6 A set by Sambuca Band A “coffeedelic” set of the
band with incomplete scoring. Jazz, ethno, improvisations
Coffeedeliaon Zheltoksan Street
June 6 The Musicola band at the summer season
opening at A-Club
The program includes the presentation
of the Musicola band’s new album
A-Club Hotel Complex
June 6 Nicky Blackmarket (UK) at the E-Bass party A very busy performance schedule, 27-years performing record, own shop
in the London downtown, which is a must-be in every deejay’s list of places
to visit, a colorful charisma and unsurpassable technique of mixing and
controlling the dance floor. Nicky Blackmarket – a drum-and-bass pioneer –
will perform in Almaty!
Da Freak
June 9 Photo Performance “Don’t
Turn Around” by Vlad Listratov
Everyone thinks with their heads and looks with their eyes. And what
were your head and eyes doing a minute ago? A photo performance in three
acts. Flows of images and sounds… the way they look and sound in the author’s
eyes and ears.
DK Bar
June 9 Concert by violinist Aida Ayupova with
the occasion of A. Khachaturyan’s 150th anniversary
A concert by the State Academic
Symphonic Orchestra of the RK, given with the occasion of A. Khachaturyan’s
150th anniversary. Art Director and chief conductor – Vag Papyan.
Soloist – Aida Ayupova (violin), Honored Artist of the RK
Zhambyla Philharmonics
June 1 A charity jazz night and Visible
Jazz exhibition
Performers: Black&White, BigBand (K. Baiseitova Republican Secondary
Special Musical Boarding School), Pro Jazz directed by Jacob Khan, Sax Jam,
Musicola, Samulnori (Korean drums). Exhibition and sale of jazz-themed designer
works by the Mirabilis Creative Group. The funds raised will be used to pay
for heart defect surgery of three-years-old Aruzhan Adimova.
June 12 Opening of the Dilettantes’ Games party series The city observers will perform for you as DJs at the opening – Andrei
Syedin (©, Artyom Krylov (Caravan), Janna Prashkevich (Time Out
Almaty). The monthly Dilettantes’ Games parties are an opportunity to find
out about musical tastes of interesting urban people. They are not DJs, but
they do have things to show you!
Coffeedelia on Zheltoksan Street
Starting at 21.00
June 2 Cozi Costi (UK) at the Perrier Jouet
Chic party 
The voice of the world-famous DJ David
Da Vinci
June12 Ibiza Mega Dance Festival Guests: DJ’sVikaKova (Amsterdam, Holland), DavidVendetta (France), DJJay (Moscow), SashaCraft (Saint-Petersburg). Organized by the Event Discovery Company
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Beach Resort & Spa Freedom, Kapchagay
June 13 Party hosted by the Submersion radio program Deep House is the perfect thing to warm up before Friday night
Coffeedeliaon Zheltoksan Street
Starting at 21.00
June 13 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.
June20, Saturday Evening with Gulya Tulegenova, a popular singer Gulya will present her new repertoire. The program includes retro and
Coffeedeliaon Zheltoksan Street
Starting at 20.00
June 20 Euphoria
Birthday Party. Guests: Global DJs, Max Lorens (MSK).
June 21 Music
Evening with Irene Aravina
The program includes pieces by: Fats Waller, Johnny Green, Joseph
Kosma, Juan Tizol, Peggy Lee, Morgan Lewis, Francis Lai, D.Ellington, Billy
Strayhorn, Horace Silver, Jon Mayer, Charlie Chaplin, P.I. Tchaikovsky, G.
Siradze, I. Aravina. Vocals by Irene Aravina.
Jazz Session Band
June 25 Guitar
– a miniature orchestra… 
A concert by the students of V.A. Stepenko,
laureates of numerous city, republican, and international contests – Vadim Fisenko
and Zhiger Azhiev. The program includes pieces by Spanish classics, works
from the baroque, classicism, and romanticism eras, as well as tangos by
Piazzolla and Dyens that already became classics.
Scientists’ House
June 26 Pride Night Club’s
June 27, Saturday A concert by D-Family band and DJ Rustam Ospanov D-Family is an Almaty band that performs pleasant
soft-rock and songs of own making. DJ Rustam Ospanov is a renowned master of
soft club sound
Coffeedeliaon Zheltoksan Street
Starting at 20.00

Art/ Theater/ Literature

Place/ Day/ Time Event Description/ URL
June 5-7 Bright Fragments of Memories,
exhibition by Alexander Saphronov
A debut photographic art exhibition by
Alexander Saphronov, a young photographer and guide 
Museum of Archaeology
June 5-8 “An artist was roaming the city…”, exhibition
by Alexei Utkin
“An artist was roaming the city…”, the
anniversary exhibition by Alexei Utkin, a famous Kazakhstani landscapist (oil
painting, watercolor, graphics) 
ARK Gallery
June 5-13 Magic of Movement, photo exhibition by
Murat Musin
A photo exhibition by Murat Musin, a cinema
director and artist, member of the Cineastes Union of the RK. Photographic
materials of the Second Central Asian Festival of Modern Dance
Tengri Umai Gallery
Oyu Gallery Stargazer, exhibition by sculptor
Vagif Rakhmanov
Personal exhibition by Vagif
Rakhmanov, a renowned Kazakhstani sculptor 
June 7 Opening of Hearing Corner, a poetry nights series; the launch of the
first number of “Yshsho Odyn”, a poetry newspaper
Подробней: Press release . Contacts: 87772417170, 87014837688,
on Zheltoksan Street17.30
June 9 Farewell in June, a production by the
learning theater of the Zhurgenov Academy of Arts
Directed by: L. Osipova, R.S.
Andriasyan, written by: A. Vampilov 
Lermontov Theater
June 11 The Biffins Show Based on the works by Vladimir Sorokin: The Line, Dostoevsky Trip,
Happy New Year, Russian Babushka
– 27
Personal exhibition of
Sharzhanov Aranshy
South Kazakhstan in images
Vernissage of the House of Artists
June 11-25 Session in Images,
The Georgy Khalansky Studio presents young artists: Exhibition participants:
Evgenia Reshetnikova, Roman Zakharov, Egor Bezborodov, Leonid Khan, et al. The
opening hosts the performance of the BugaraBu band (ethnic drums).
June16 Short moviesFuture
Shorts: «Youth»
A summer selection of youth hymns: 7 short movies about love and
treason, dreams and mistakes of the youth, about sex and beauty, with a
generous side of music by Amon Tobin, Thunderheist, and Flying Lotus.
DK Bar

Sports/ City Events/ Various

Place/ Day/ Time Event Description/ URL/ Contacts
June 6 Kazakhstan vs. England (qualifying match for the 2010 World
June7 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 close in a concert by the
Kazakhstani variety stars.
June 9 Press conference dedicated to the Cyber-Gaming Against Drugs 2009
June 13, 14, 00:00 Omega-Sector computer club – the Cyber-Gaming
Against Drugs 2009 tournament. This is the first open cyber games tournament.
National Press Club
June 13 A training course by Roza Syabitova “How
to meet Mr. Right and how to be happy with him”
The matchmaker No.1 in Russia, a psychologist,
the popular host of “Let’s Get Married” TV show on Channel One, Roza
Syabitova is holding a training about “How to meet Mr. Right and how to be
happy with him”.
Tien-Shan Grand Hotel
June 20-21 Ist leg of the Almaty Down Hill
Press release .
Contacts: Olga Kuzmenko,
+7 705 775 16 05,