What's On This Weekend // Events In Krakow // 12th & 13th January 2019

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"What are you doing this weekend?" 

Without fail, you will be asked this question every single Friday by co-workers, friends, children (we even ask ourselves)... but the answer often eludes us and we reply with a resounding "ummmmmmm", finger resting limply on our stupid planless chins.

When you are in a city as vibrant and active as Krakow, with a new festival or market every week, exhibitions on every corner and concerts next door, there's no reason we should be left umming and ahhing about how we're going to fill our mini-holiday-fun-space-time. 

With so much going on, it can even be overwhelming - the fear of missing out on something better leaves us in a procrastinatory paralysis. We feel your pain, so, we have done the research for you.

Here is our list of the best stuff happening this weekend in music, art, fun, culture, food & more. Now, get out there and have yourself an adventure!

 



Saturday



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Sundance Film Festival Shorts

"The 2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 91-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2018 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in."

Where: BAL
When: 9PM to 12AM
How Much: Free


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3-Course Traditional Polish Meal // Eataway

Winter is absolutely the perfect time of year to fill your belly with some cosy and traditional Polish cuisine that's been made with real love! "Starting from famous Polish white borscht soup with white sausage, followed by crispy potato cakes with velvety mushroom sauce for main course and my Mom's apple pie which everyone loves for the dessert. We are looking forward to hosting you :)"

The winter holidays in Poland are a magical affair. Families gather together to share feasts of customary warming dishes, laughs memories. The best way to see Poland’s heart is to experience this first hand and this wonderful community are encouraging you to do just that! Eataway is an international family of food lovers (both creators and eaters). Pull up a chair. You are invited to experience the joy of the holiday season in the warmth of new friends and family, not to mention a table laden with a delicious meal!

www.eataway.com  // FB @eataway // IG @eatawaycom  // +48 69327503

Book your place // More Info // Discover more unique local meals with Eataway

Where: Szymon & Dorota's Table (Centrally Located)
When: 3PM to 6PM


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Pierogi Power Workshop // Eataway

Join Marta and a host of now strangers / soon friends around a table laden with all the tools and ingredients you need to make your very own pierogi! A flamboyant sculptor & cook - Marta is the perfect person to teach you how to mould your dumplings + you will even get to try some of her other famous Polish specialities for lunch such as a delicious soup & apple pie or cheesecake, with your own handmade pierogi for the main course!

Her workshop aims to bring people together through the sharing of culture & food, the flavours of life. So, come along with some room in your belly, some room in your heart & prepare to have both filled.

Book your place // More Info // Discover more unique local meals with Eataway

Where: Marta's table
When:  10:30AM to 1:30PM


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Szpitalna 1 All Nighter Masters: Olivia b2b Dtekk

"We open the new year with a new chapter called the All Nighter b2b formula, where two DJs play all night, nonstop. We are dedicating January sessions to the best representatives of the Polish club scene, so it was obvious that masters of the underground should be a part of it.

For the first time, Olivia played b2b with Dtekk in January 2017 at We Are Radar party, whose guest was DJ Stingray. What happened that night at Szpitalna exceeded all expectations. The parquet was burning. There was no option to stop. Later, the legendary Secret Location True Believers 2 in Bialystok took place, where these performed a set that forever entered history. Now there is a chance to relive it. Take it!"

Where: Warsztat
When: Sat 10PM til Sunday Sunrise
How Much: 15zl

 


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POI Spinning Workshop

Dancing with poi is a piece of art originating from the traditions of the New Zealand Maori tribes. The participants will learn poi manipulation techniques, improve motor coordination, increase the awareness of their own body. Classes are run by Monika Skolarczyk - the founder of one of the first fire theaters in Poland - "Mandragora", the creator of many performances and fire choreography. 

Where: Laboratorium Umysłu i Ciała
When: 6PM
How Much: Single class PLN 30, 4 classes 100 PLN, 8 classes 160 PLN

 


Sunday



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WOSP // Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Concert

This weekend, Krakow's Main Square will light up with holiday joy and the spirit of giving! WOSP is Poland's annual nationwide charity concert, a massive free public concert which raises money for sick kids, purchasing of equipment for specialist children's hospitals with the donations received by volunteers who will be on the scene all day. In addition, there will be many sports and motoring events, first aid courses, SiemaShop gadgets along with registration for bone marrow donors & blood donation.

Program: 16:10-16:45 – Kraków Street Band, 17:00-17:30 – Create, 17:45-18:15 – Ostatni w Raju, 18:30-19:05 – Sonbird, 19:20-20:00 – Wiewiórka Na Drzewie, 20:00-20:15 – Fireworks, 20:15-21:00 – Abradab 

Official Website
Check Out The Alternative Final Concert At Tytano!
Where:
 Rynek Głowny // Main Square
When: 10AM to 10PM


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Wadaiko Daigen-Gumi //Japanese Drumming Concert

"Formed in 2000 by the wadaiko master Motoichi Yuzawa, the group Wadaiko Daigen-Gumi have given numerous performances in their native Japan and other countries, notably in Hong Kong, Lithuania, Germany, and Taiwan, and received a number of awards. Rather than focus on conventional performance, they try to go beyond the limits of a specific medium, which makes this group truly unique. Their concerts can be heard on the radio, seen on television and in theatres. A crucial mission of the band, formulated at the outset by master Motoichi Yuzawa, has been to propagate the Japanese wadaiko culture outside their country. In olden days, the drums could be heard only either in battle or during traditional Japanese festivals and kabuki performances. It was a relatively recent development that these instruments found their way into concert halls, alongside classical, jazz and rock music. The concert offers a perfect opportunity to experience the thundering sounds of wadaiko."

Where: Manggha
When: 6PM 
How Much: 30zl


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Winter at Zamenhofa // Eataway

Celebrate the season of sun, growth, life & harvest with Piotr & Małgorzata in a 19th-century mansion apartment in the centre of Krakow. Seasonal fruit and vegetables go into all kinds of home-made deliciousness adorning the table of these lovely husband & wife former architects turned professional food preserver & fashion designer. Inspired by the abundance of ever-changing produce at the local fresh food markets, Piotr & Małgorzata will be preparing "Oscypek", a local smoked sheep cheese from the Tatra Mountains, beetroot carpaccio, homemade buckwheat spaetzle bread, salad, fresh kohlrabi or chicory & pear soup, a turkey roast (or veg/vegan option) & lots more!

The winter holidays in Poland are a magical affair. Families gather together to share feasts of customary warming dishes, laughs memories. The best way to see Poland’s heart is to experience this first hand and this wonderful community are encouraging you to do just that! Eataway is an international family of food lovers. Pull up a chair. You are invited to experience the joy of the holiday season in the warmth of new friends and family, not to mention a table laden with a delicious meal!

www.eataway.com  // FB @eataway // IG @eatawaycom  // +48 69327503

Where: Małgorzata & Piotr's Table
When: 6PM to 9PM


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Standup Comedy Headliner Show // Liz Donehue

"Liz grew up in Seattle, where she realized she wanted to do more with her Creative Writing degree than sleep on her mom's couch and watch reruns of Ghost Adventures. After relocating to Minneapolis in 2011, she began shaping her edgy and assertive style of comedy at Acme Comedy Company and the Comedy Corner Underground. One year after stepping on stage for the first time, Liz was voted a finalist in the "Funniest Person in the Twin Cities" contest for her sharp and percipient humor. In 2015, she moved home to Seattle and began to produce and host "One Laugh at a Time," a hugely popular comedy showcase featuring sober comedians and comedians in recovery from around the Pacific Northwest. Liz relocated to Brno, Czech Republic in 2017 to begin a new life abroad and it made her act even stronger. The Brno Daily reviewed a recent performance as "a high-octane blow-by-blow account of her chaotic life in a crazy world, complete with tall (scary) tales of US life and personal perspectives on alcoholism and sobriety. Her set ranged between sex, drugs, animals, Trojan horses, and (inevitably) Czech people, and she ended on a high with a sex-rated salacious flourish."

Where: Szpitalna 1
When: 8PM
How Much: 15/12/10

 


See you again next week with more cool stuff. Enjoy your weekend 'cause you never know when death will come.

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