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What to do in Minsk – January 2017

The first month of the year is great time for new plans and new starts. So we have made a list of interesting activities for January. Because having wonderful time should definitely be one of the main goals for every year.

Winter in Minsk

Orthodox Christmas and tradition to celebrate so-called Old New Year prolong festive season to the 13th of January. For those who need to buy more presents or simply want to enjoy the holiday spirit for another couple of weeks, the largest city fair – Minsk Christmas Festival – is open till the 15th of January. Look for food court, entertainments, gifts, and special Christmas program on the 7th of January near the Sport Palace at Pobediteley Prospect 4.

In case the festival is still not enough, you can always pay attention to other holiday treats.

The Museum of the 1st Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Nezavisimosti Prospect 31a) invites to an exhibition dedicated to Christmas decorations. Glass baubles and tin figures from all over the world (even from North Korea) dating back to the 19th century can charm even most serious adults.

To get a bit of musical touch attend a concert at the Church of Saints Simon and Helena. On the 7th of January Christmas and New Year melodies of the world are played there by Minsk Symphony Orchestra.

The Big Band of Belarus Air Force is waiting for listeners at Belarusian State Philharmonic Society on the 13th of January to please them with another holiday concert.

 

 

Join the World Theater Stages

For those who love theater and want to have a look at the world’s most famous shows, TheaterHD project has prepared an amazing program for January.

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi and Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod from the Metropolitan Opera (New York); Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky from Bolshoy Theater (Moscow); and No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter from West End Theater (London) will satisfy even the most sophisticated tastes. To see all the world masterpieces, visit Central Cinema Theater at Nezavisimosti Prospect 13.

 

 

Get a Bit of Art Touch

We strongly believe that art helps to reduce stress level and to develop fresh views, so have discovered some interesting places to see.
In January, visit a great exhibition of Russian paintings of 19-20th centuries in the National Art Museum. There one can see works by most famous Russian artists who actually created Russian culture.

If you are more interested in modern art, we recommend you to stop by Michael Savitsky Art Gallery (Svobody Square 15). A great collection of works by 30 artists from 28 countries makes this exhibition unique. All works are connected by the idea of united European space, from Lisbon, through Minsk to Vladivostok.

Another great project gives you an opportunity to have a look at the world from the roof tops. Photo exhibition At the Height presents a collection of breathtaking pictures taken in most dangerous and incredible places of the world. Look for new impressions in Dom Kartin at Pobeditelei Prospekt 89/3 to.

 

 

 Watch World Premiers

Watching a movie is always a nice way to spend some time, and you definitely do not need to be convinced about that. We are simply going to provide a list of films you can see in English in January.

If you hurry up, you can still catch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it is on till the 4th of January. After that, beginning January 5, there’s Assassin’s Creed based on the famous computer game. Unfortunately, the list is limited to these two movies which you can only watch in Silver Screen chain.

About Yuri Drazdow (66 Articles)
Yuri Drazdow is the founder and owner of The Minsk Herald. He is also a journalist specialising in area of business and politics. He has degrees in Journalism and Software Engineering and has been working on media and IT projects in Minsk and London.
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