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Obraz Jadwigi Sawickiej z wystawy w BWA Warszawa

The Venice Bródno Biennale, Big Book Festival, Midsummer, Polish wine festival at the Forteca Kręgliccy Market. It seems this weekend will be intensive. 

FRIDAY, 22.06

9 PM – JÓZEF BRANDT – NEW EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL MUSEUM – Jerozolimskie St 3
So far the biggest exposition of one of the most famous 19th-century Polish battle painters opens today at the National Museum. Tickets: 20 PLN.

6 PM – WARSAW IMPROV FESTIVAL – Muranów Cinema, Andersa St 5
An international theatrical improvisation and alternative comedy festival. Today on stage: ABBBA (Tymek, Jakub and Michał Bryndal). The festival will last until Sunday, performances also in English, tickets: 60 PLN. Details here…

8 PM – ROSALIE AND NOSOWSKA AT H&M LOVES MUSIC – bus depot near the Marymont metro station
Tickets: 10 PLN to buy here…

8 PM – ŁONA, WEBBER & THE PIMPS AT POKÓJ NA LATO – Towarowa St 25
Admission free.

9:30 PM –  PRO8L3M AT PROGRESJA – Fort Wola St 22
Tickets: 40 PLN.

MIDSUMMER
It’s worth spending this time by the Vistula River. 

SATURDAY, 23.06

12 PM – BIG BOOK FESTIVAL
One of the most interesting literary events starts today. This year Warszawianka will serve as the festival base. A detailed programme of meetings with writers and other events here… Among the invited guests, there is Anne Proulx, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Natalia Fiedorczuk-Cieślak, Krzysztof Varga. An interview with a director of the festival Anna Król here…

11 AM and 1 PM – FIELD OBSERVATIONS AT JAZDÓW – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Specialists from the Botanical Garden will take us for a walk through the area next to the Ujazdowski Castle. Today we will learn how to compost. You can also climb a bird platform and watch the life of birds.

12 PM – INAUGURATION OF THE 10th EDITION OF BRÓDNO SCULPTURE PARK
Thanks to Paweł Althamer and Goshka Macuga the park will transform this year into the Venice Bródno Biennale. Typically for Althamer, the entire neighbourhood of Bródno will become one large art exhibition: football pitches, holes in the ground, market stalls, pumps, wastelands, architectural details, allotments, service points. At noon a picnic in the Tea House. At 3 PM events, walks and other activities. At 7:30 PM a concert of Gang Śródmieście. Admission free. The Biennale will last until the 1st of July. Detailed programme here… 

12 PM – 5 PM – VINTAGE SALE AT SPATIF – Ujazdowskie St 45

4 PM – 11 PM – OPEN LUBELSKA – Lubelska St 30/32
A party at the Lubelska 30/32 Art Centre. Admission free. 

6 PM – ZEN WORKSHOPS AT ASIA AND PACIFIC MUSEUM – Solec St 24
Genpo Merzel Roshi started his education of Soto and Rinzai Zen in the 60s in California. Today he is an accomplished Buddhist teacher who links the Japanese tradition with the contemporary Western psychology. Tickets: 25 PLN.

1 PM – 7 PM – CLOSING DAY OF TERESA GIERŻYŃSKA’S EXHIBITION AT POLA MAGNETYCZNE GALLERY – Londyńska St 13
It is worth combining a visit at the gallery with a vernissage of Jadwiga Sawicka’s works at BWA Warszawa also located in Saska Kępa. 

7 PM – OPENING OF JADWIGA SAWICKA’S EXHIBITION AT BWA WARSZAWA – Jakubiwska St 16
Painting above.

10 PM – NEONS OF MAURYCY GOMULICKI AT BIAŁA – Francuska St 2

8 PM – ALBO INACZEJ 2 AND PEZET AT H&M LOVES MUSIC – bus depot next to the Marymont metro station
Tickets: 10 PLN. Buy here…

10 PM – DANCES AND KAROL AT SPATIF – Ujazdowskie St 45
A night with Karol Strzemieczny. Admission free. 

10:30 PM – BRUTAŻ #77 AT POGŁOS – Burakowska St 12
Admission: 20 PLN.

SUNDAY, 24.06

4:15-8:45 – AT DAWN (BRZASK) AT KRÓLIKARNIA – Puławska St 113a
After Saturday madness we will welcome a new day with Iza Smelczyńska and DJ Bąż vs Dj Stara Alikwoka. Admission free.

11 AM – 8 PM – WHITE RED POLISH WINE FESTIVAL –  Forteca Kręgliccy Market – Zakroczymska St 12
Thirty stalls with wines. Degustations and discussions. Admission: 10 PLN. 

11 AM – 1 PM – FIELD OBSERVATIONS – Jazdów Open Garden, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
This time we will focus on soil invertebrates and spiders.

4 PM – WALKTHROUGH BRÓDNO FOREST – start at Świetlica Matejki, Św. Wincentego St 130/51
Organised on the occasion of the Venice Bródno Biennale. A walkthrough with Paweł Althamer and Mateusz Kowalczyk.

5 PM – 9 PM – INTERGENERATIONAL DANCING IN ŻOLIBORZ – square near the Komedia Theatre, Słowackiego St 19a
Admission free.

6 PM – ART AUCTION FOR REFUGEES WELCOME – Powidoki, Museum on the Vistula, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie St 22
You can bid on works of such artists as Wilhelm Sasnal, Monika Sosnowska, Joanna Rajkowska, Maurycy Gomulicki. Total income will be donated to the programme which joins the Varsovians who have a free room in their house with refugees who need one. Catalog here…

6 PM – ATOM TM & JACEK SIENKIEWICZ LIVE – SPATiF, Ujazdowskie St 45
Tickets: 20/30 PLN.

8 PM – MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM SUPPER AT DEFILAD SQUARE
A supper organized by barStudio, already sold out, so we will observe it from a distance. It is always a feast for the eyes.

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