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31 Jan 2022

Belarus Events Calendar: FEBRUARY 2022

Belarus Events Calendar: FEBRUARY 2022

Dear friends! We are sorry to inform you that we have to change the monthly Events Calendar on the website. The coronavirus pandemic has led to border shutdowns, travel restrictions, cancellation or postponement of public events. People are willing to refrain from trips and entertainments to protect themselves and their families.

Belarus is taking all the necessary measures to prevent the spread of the infection. The country has not imposed strict travel restrictions. However, Belarus calls on EVERY PERSON to be extremely careful, follow the WHO and doctors’ recommendations, observe personal hygiene rules, and, most importantly, take care of each other. If you have returned from the worst-hit regions and countries, you should seek medical attention in case of the slightest deterioration in your health and, of course, isolate yourselves as soon as possible, in order not to spread any infection, not only COVID-19.

In view of this situation, large public events are canceled or postponed. Please, check out the information in advance. Organizers promise that tickets for all postponed events will remain valid. Please, remember to stay healthy!

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Tattoo in Art. Art in Tattoo exhibition project

The new exclusive project is presented by the National Center for Contemporary Arts and the LIBRA exhibition hall. It shows that tattooists are full-fledged artists drawing on a unique canvas. The exposition presents sketches, photographs, graphics, paintings, sculptures and art objects related to the world of tattoo, as well as equipment for the tattoo industry. The project has brought together leading tattoo salons and tattoo artists - more than 50 artists from all over Belarus! For enhanced visitor experience, the organizers have prepared an exhibition-themed quiz.

When: 10 December 2021 – 14 February 2022
Where: National Center for Contemporary Arts of the Republic of Belarus, 3 Nekrasova Street, Minsk

Winter-themed exhibition in Minsk

The National Center for Contemporary Arts has been collecting the winter-themed archival photographs and contemporary art pieces for many years. Every year they share new items with Minsk residents. "The Coldest Exhibition of 2021" named after the famous poetic lines of Boris Pasternak presents the works by contemporary artist depicting "life in the snow". The artists share their associations related to the theme of winter: a special season, which we have embraced and welcome every year but to which we still cannot get used to...

When: 18 December – 6 February
Where: National Center for Contemporary Arts, 3 Nekrasova Street,  Minsk

New show by Belarusian State Circus

The new show is designed to impress both children and adults. It will feature a huge elephant, bears riding a segway, monkey musicians, noble Friesian horses, funny geese. Spectators will also see aerialists and acrobats on a flip board, diabolo tricks, equilibrists and, of course, funny clowns.

When: 29 January – 29 April
Where: Belarusian State Circus, 32 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

Exhibition project "Renoir, Picasso, Masson"

The Minsk City History Museum and the LIBRA exhibition hall have launched the exhibition project "Renoir, Picasso, Masson". The exhibition presents more than 60 works by Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and André Masson (etchings, lithographs and heliogravures) from private collections in France and the USA. These great artists worked in different genres and styles, were innovators and rebels. They continued the experiments of the artistic movements of the early 20th century: Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism. The exhibition also features the information stands and documentaries that will help visitors get better acquainted with the works, biography and creative life of the great artists.

When: 28 January– 27 March
Where: Vysokae Mesta art lounge, 2a Herzena Street, Minsk

TheatreHD: Broadcasts of the world’s best productions in Minsk

In February the Minsk cinema houses will continue screening the world’s best productions, including drama, opera and ballet, and documentary films as part of the #АртЛекторийВкино project (art lectures on screen) about outstanding artists.

1 February– The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
2 February – Skylight, The Red and the Black
5 February – Rembrandt
6 February – Globe: The Comedy of Errors
9,19 February – Frankenstein: Cumberbatch
9 February– Leonardo. The Works
12 February  – Cinderella
13 February – Jewels
14 February – Romeo and Juliet
16 February  – The Imaginary Invalid
20 February  – King Lear: McKellen
23, 27 February – Leopoldstadt
23 February – Tosca
26 February – Eurydice

Where: VOKA CINEMA by Silver Screen, Tsentralny cinema house, Boutique Cinema, Minsk

Gregory Boyd Quartet: Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles' hits about love

Music lovers are invited to celebrate the Valentine's Day to the world-famous hits performed by musician from New Orleans Gregory Boyd and his quartet. The concert will feature the music in the best traditions of African-American jazz, funk, blues and soul and, of course, the best classic of American jazz: Louis Armstrong’s "Hello, Dolly", "Mack The Knife", "You Don’t Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", "I Cover The Water Front", "Basin Street Blues" and Ray Charles’ "Song for you", "Hit The Road Jack", "Route 66", "Mess Around"…

When, where:
12 February – Brest Academic Drama Theater, 21 Lenina Street, Brest
14 February– Belarusian State Philharmonic, 50 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

LO TIME: Svetlana Loboda in Minsk

LOBODA is a musical brand and a mark of quality in show business, a combination of charisma, professionalism and bold experiments. For more than ten years Svetlana Loboda has been topping the charts and remains a pop idol and a trendsetter of the Russian pop music stage. Her motto can be formulated as "Stay hungry, remain reckless, seek and you will surely find." The new show LO Time is a real journey through styles and trends, a kaleidoscope of the most recognizable and favorite songs as well as a presentation of new compositions.

When: 12 February
Where: Minsk Arena, 111 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk

The 20th international expo Education and Career

For the 20th time the Education and Career expo will help visitors decide on their future profession, choose a university for a second higher education and a country for further education, learn about university student life, decide on a foreign language and choose a language school in addition to evaluating their prospects in IT.

When: 17–19 February
Where: Palace of Arts, 3 Kozlova Street, Minsk

Dulcimer Virtuosos: A concert dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the founder of the National Academic Folk Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus named after Iosif Zhinovich

2022 marks the 115th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the legendary band, the outstanding dulcimer player, composer and conductor Iosif Zhinovich, thanks to whom Belarusian dulcimers have become a symbol of the original national culture. The orchestra represented the foundation for the rise of professional performance using folk instruments in Belarus such as dulcimer, lyre, zhaleyka, duda, ocarina... The anniversary evening dedicated to the founder and master will bring together fans, friends and all those who are passionate about the beauty of dulcimers.

When: 19 February
Where: Belarusian State Philharmonic, 50 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

Kirill Richter with an orchestra in Minsk

The Russian pianist and composer Kirill Richter is considered a representative of neoclassical music although he himself argues against such a definition. His career is developing at an incredible pace and his creative work ranges from compositions for piano to soundtracks for art house dramas, fantasy blockbusters and even the theme of the 2018 world football cup. In the Belarusian capital Kirill Richter, Richter Trio (Alena Zinovieva and Avgust Krepak) and a symphony orchestra will perform the main themes from the masterpieces of the world ballet Rasputin, The Divine Comedy and other ones that have been written specifically for a program of the famous dancer Sergei Polunin. A nice addition to the program will be compositions from his latest album CHRONOS.

When: 25 February
Where: Palace of the Republic, 1 Oktyabrskaya Square, Minsk

The vocal group Quattro in Minsk

Four talented vocalists - Anton Boglevsky (tenor), Anton Sergeyev (tenor), Leonid Ovrutsky (baritone) and Danila Karzanov (bass) - are the famous Russian group Quattro. It will not be the first visit to Minsk for the golden voices performing at the best concert venues from the Kremlin Palace to London's Royal Albert Hall. Guests may look forward to a warm evening featuring love hymns, lyrical ballads and rousing hits.

When: 26 February
Where: Belarusian State Philharmonic, 50 Nezavisimosti Avenue, Minsk

Rock Fest in Minsk

The rock festival at the Sports Palace in Minsk will bring together devoted rock lovers. Founder of the Agatha Christie band Vadim Samoilov, leader of Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii Sergei Bobunets, Ivan Demyan and the 7B band are the headliners of the event. The concert will feature Agatha Christie’s best songs, including the single “Gde-to mezhdu” produced to mark the 30.

When: 26 February
Where: Sports Palace, 4 Pobediteley Avenue, Minsk

Oleg Gazmanov in Minsk

Singer, poet and composer, People’s Artist of Russia Oleg Gazmanov celebrated his 70th anniversary on 22 July 2021. He is a frequent guest at Belarusian concerts and cultural events, a member of the jury of the prestigious arts festival Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk. His charisma and stage presence are unique. Oleg Gazmanov will present the program “7:0 in my favor” in Minsk as part of the anniversary tour. The singer will perform new songs and famous hits, including “Eskadron”, “Yesaul”, “Ofitsery”, “Edinstvennaya”, “Mama”…

When: 26 February
Where: Minsk Concert Hall, 5 Oktyabrskaya Street, Minsk

Exposition of the international wildlife festival Golden Turtle

The international wildlife festival Golden Turtle is one of the largest ecological and educational projects. In the period of 15 years more than 25,000 photographers from 146 countries have taken part in it. The mission of the festival is to promote environmental awareness. Its goals resonate with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which the countries have agreed to achieve by 2030. The festival aims show the beauty, fragility and perfection of nature, feature unique wildlife photos from five continents, including the works of such renowned photographers as Magnus Lundgren (Sweden), Bence Mate (Hungary), Kevin Morgans (the United Kingdom), Joel Delmas (France) and others.

When: 29 January – 10 February
Where: Palace of Arts, 3 Kozlova Street, Minsk

Maslenitsa 2022 in Belarus

To mark the arrival of spring Belarusian people celebrate Maslenitsa and welcome the long-awaited warmth after a long winter. The main symbol of the holiday is pancakes. Round and hot, they have symbolized the sun since ancient times. The Maslenitsa celebrations last for 7 days. The Maslenitsa Week’s highlights are open-air parties, fairs, theatrical performances, costume shows, ancient rites, tasting of homemade food, sledding, and, of course, the burning of a straw doll which symbolizes winter.

When: 28 February – 6 March
Where: Minsk and other Belarusian cities, ethnographic museums

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