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Top Events and Things to Do in Minsk in June

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We’ve selected for you 17 best events in Minsk in the second half of June: from the concert of Minsk post-punk band Petlia Pristrastiya to FIFA World Cup 2018 – make sure you add them to your Google Calendar.

 

Arsenij The Baptist & Sonic Death (Padla)

  When:    June 16, 6 p.m. 
 Where:   Bar “ili” (Praspiekt Niezaležnasci, 131/1)
 Price:  15-20 BYN (€ 6.4-8.5)

You have an opportunity to listen to the real Russian punk-rock. 2 bands form St Petersburg Arsenij The Baptist and Sonic Death come to Minsk June, 16. Both bands were brought together by an iconic personage Arsenij Morozov, ex-frontman of Padla Bear Outfit. In short, pure underground. Caution! The concert is likely to be disrupted by Special Police Force.

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Sofi
Lapina

 When:   June 16, 7 p.m. 
 Where:   Re:Public (Vulica Prytyckaha, 62)
 Price:   20-30 BYN (€ 8.5-12.8)

Another visitor from Russia. A young indie-pop musician who sings in English – not Lorde, maybe, but if you are in some particular mood it could make you feel good. Bonus: local support by Shuma and Napoli.

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The Great British
Festival

 When:   June 16, 1 p.m. 
 Where:   Płošča Svabody
 Price:   Free  

A large-scale city celebration is organized by the British Embassy. Bagpipers in kilts, British food and fashion show are on the program. The highlight of the festival is free concert of Sian Evans from Kosheen.

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Kinemo
2018

 When:    June 14, 9.30 p.m.; June 21, 9.30 p.m.; June 28, 9.30 p.m.; July 5,9.30 p.m.; July 12, 9.30 p.m. 
 Where:  Zair Azhur Museum (Vulica Azhura, 8)
 Price:  8 BYN (€ 3.4)

As the summer unfolding, check out the schedule of Kinemo project. The project features silent cinema accompanied by live music and screened in open air yard of the local museum. This year the program includes Speedy (by Ted Wilde), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau), Behind The Door (Irvin Willat) and The Loves of Pharaoh (Ernst Lubitsch).

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Sviata Sonca
Festival

 When:   June 16; 11 a.m. – June, 17, 12 a.m. 
 Where:  Dudutki (Puchavicki rajon Mienskaj vobłasci)
 Price:  10-16 BYN (€ 4.3-6.8)

A great ethnic festival dedicated to the main Belarusian pagan celebration – Kupalle. It'll take place at the ethnographic museum Dudutki which is 50 km away from Minsk, so take it into account.

Ў Gallery
Opening

When:  June 22 
 Where:  Vulica Kastryčnickaja, 19
 Price:  N/A

The main Belarusian gallery of contemporary art finally starts working at a new space on Kastryčnickaja Street. It opens with the exhibition “With no exceptions!” that pushes the issues of inclusive access to both physical spaces of galleries and art-sphere generally.

 

Banker
Fest

When:  June 22; 19:00 
 Where:  Zair Azhur Museum (Vulica Azhura, 8)
 Price:  5 BYN (€ 2.1)

An annual musical event in remembrance of Vova Banker – iconic Belarusian figure of the 1990s, a “pioneer of the Belarusian industrial”. This year experimental musicians as Knyaz Mishkin, Vladislav Buben, Evgeni Rogozin, Aortha, Pavel Ambiont, Antara, etc. will play in his tribute.

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Petlia
Pristrastiya

When:  June 22; 7 p.m. 
 Where:  Cultural Center Korpus (Praspiekt Mašerava, 9)
 Price:  20 BYN (€ 8.5)

Concert of a post-punk band Petlia Pristrastiya is a landmark of Minsk. Full house and continuous stage diving let you get a total feeling of local vibes.   

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By SoulFam
Jam

When:  June 23; 7 p.m. 
 Where:  Cultural Center Korpus (Praspiekt Mašerava, 9)
 Price:  Free 

If you have a musical instrument with you and can’t wait to jam with local band drop by this jam session By Soulfam band. These guys play soul, fank and other groovy genres.

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IT Conference
BDSMinsk

When:  June 23, 10 a.m. 
 Where:  IBB Hotel Minsk (Praspiekt Haziety “Praŭda”, 11)
 Price:  From 180 BYN (€ 76.6)

If you’ve heard of Belarus as of IT- oasis, this conference will let you get to the thick of it. At BDSM both outsourcing and product-making IT companies meet to discuss what and to whom can be offered. Don’t you be embarrassed with the name of the conference, it’s just an abbreviation of Business, Development, Sales, Management. You can find the full program here. By the way, you can buy the video with all the lectures for only 160 BYN (€ 68).

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Kedr
Livanskiy

When:  June 23, 7 p.m. 
 Where:  Brugge Club (Partyzanski praspiekt, 6A)
 Price:  20 BYN (€ 8.5)

Kedr Livanskiy, a Russian electronic musician, is finally coming to Minsk. She's known for her hit songs "Ariadna" & "Your name", good reviews on Pitchfork and the performance on Primavera Sound. The guest will be accompanied by Belarusian postpunk band Dlina Volny.

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Minsk
Jazz
Evenings

When:  June 23, 8.30 p.m.; June 30, 8.30 p.m.; July 7, 8.30 p.m. 
 Where:  Płošča Svabody
 Price:  Free 

Minsk Jazz Evenings is another landmark summer event in Minsk. Now for the 6 time invited guests and local jazz masters will perform  at one of the main city squares. A lead singer of Mingus Big Band Alex Sipyagin, a lead singer of SWR Big Band Claus Reichstaller, Camelia Ben Naser, a virtuosic pianist of Billy Cobham Band and a septet Jonah Levine Collective were announced as the headliners. Every musical evening will have its own subject, i.e. 23 June – Jazz of Latin America, 30 June – Traditions and Modernity and 7 July – Some Like It Hot.

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Performensk
Festival 2018

When:  June 29, 9 a.m. – July 1, 11 p.m. 
 Where:  Cultural Center Korpus (Praspiekt Mašerava, 9)
 Price:  N/A

Now Minsk finally has its own festival of performative art. This year Performensk Festival takes place for the first time. It will present some projects of alternative theatre, performance and sound art on a topic “Opening”. Modern artists from all over the world from Canada to Italy will come to Minsk to catch your imagination.

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Pasternak
Ecofestival

When:  June 30, 10 a.m. – July 2, 2 a.m. 
 Where:  Urban Park Dreamland (Vulica Arłoŭskaja, 80)
 Price:  6-10 BYN (€ 2.5-4.3)

This large eco-market has grown into the full city fest. Except for the fair of eco food and cosmetics you'll find forward thinking lectures, sport games, music and Tesla Car test drive. Also there will be a concert of Belarusian musicians such as Val, Akute, Lera Jaskievič, Triangle, Yashar etc.

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Naš Dzień
Festival

When:  June 30, 12 a.m. 
 Where:  Belarusian Folk Museum of Architecture and Rural Life (Aziarco, Mienski rajon)
 Price:  23 BYN (€ 9.8)

Naš Dzień Festival is a perfect opportunity not only to listen to the cream of the Belarusian  modern rock but also to walk among authentic buildings of Belarusian skansen. On the festival stage you can watch and listen to Volski, Dzieciuki, Akute, B:N:, Daj darohu!, Nizkiz, Krama, The Superbullz, Mutnajevoka, Zmicier Vajciuškievič & Piotr Klujeŭ.

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Open
Shkaf

When:  June 30 – July 1, 12 a.m 
 Where:  Pesochnica (Vulica Kujbyšava, 45)
 Price:  Free 

A true Minsk classics. It is a large summer cultural flea market, where local fashionistas sell old clothes, books, vinyl and just hang out. All that lasts for two days and accompanied by local DJs, coffee spots and delicious street food.

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FIFA World Cup
2018

When:  June 14 – July 15 
 Where:  everywhere in Minsk
 Price:  several glasses of beer

During the next month we'll be fitfully looking for the screens to watch World Cup games. We consider the majority of Minsk public places will help you with that but if you're tete-a-tete with your TV turn on Belarus 5 Channel – they have all exclusive rights for broadcasting.

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