Things to do in Minsk: June 2015

June events you can’t miss: what, when and where?

Minsk has a lot to offer this June. Gigs, festivals and events of all the kinds in Belarusian capital and suburbs. Check it out with our list of most interesting events this June.

Are you looking for some events to join? This June is flourishing with various festivals of historic reconstruction, savory concerts of all the kinds and lively activities!

June, 1: Jerzy Giedroyc literary award ceremony
This literary award is announced for the best book written in the Belarusian language in the genres “fiction” and “essay writing”. In the short-list of nominees one can find Alhierd Bacharevic, Anton Bryl, Siarhiej Dubaviec, Viktar Kaźko, Tacciana Barysik and others. The ceremony is arranged by the Belarusian PEN-centre, the Union of Belarusian Writers, Polish Embassy in Belarus, etc.
Where and when: Hotel “Renaissance”, 19:00.
Prices: free admission.
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June, 3: Maugham on stage
Gorki theatre has set a love triangle after the classic author of English literature Somerset Maugham. The performance is staged by Alania Modest Abramov, People’s Artist of North Ossetia. The audience can look forward to watching two hours of unbelievable tangle of feelings, passion, dignity, life experience, skepticism, pragmatism and, definitely, genuine English humour.
Where and when: Gorki theatre, 19:00.
Prices: 70.000 – 120.000 Blr. rubles.
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June, 4: Wild marine animals and a camera
What is it like: to dive with camera and meet different wild marine animals? Have you ever experienced swimming with killer whales in Norway, big white sharks or crocodiles in Mexico? Michael Korostelev is eager to share his stories of travelling to Africa and the activities of Team Trip agency, specializing in organization of various adventures, from volcano climbing to environmental studies, around the world.
Where and when: anti-café “Fisher House” (Дом Фишера), 19:00.
Prices: 70.000 Blr. rubles (tea, coffee, cookies – free).
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June, 5: Gangster Party
Experience life of real gangster and beautiful ladies in the 30-ies, the time of glorious mafia confrontations, dry law, skyscraper building and, above all, Jazz boom! You will also have a nice opportunity to pass a quest, bet in gangster casino, get a themed cocktail and much more.
Where and when: Loft Cafe, 19:00.
Prices: 300.000 Blr. rubles (ladies wearing hats+gloves+boa and men wearing suspenders+Tommy gun – free).
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June, 6: Napoleon, empire dresses and ancient rites
Can you imagine cavalry competitions and battle? Would you like to see a XIX-th century ball, a colourful fair and the so called Belarusian “green feasts”? Add here authentic dresses, multiple contests for guests and live music. Napoleonic times are revived at the festival “GoldenS”!
Where and when: rural estate “Golden spur”, 11:00 – 18:30.
Prices: 100.000 Blr. rubles (children from 3 to 14 years old – 70.000 Blr. rubles).
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June, 5 – 7: The world of short movies
Best short fiction films are gathered in the framework of “the World of short movies” festival. Six stories, six foreign movies (the UK, the USA, Germany, Japan, etc.) that received prestigious awards and a Belarusian one are presented.
Where and when: the Movie House (Дом кино), 19:00.
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June, 10: Scorpions in Minsk
In 2015 a legendary band celebrates its 50th anniversary! 100 million CDs are sold, 5000 concerts are held, 80 countries are visited, a range of great hits is released. Nevertheless, the musicians are full of energy and celebrate a memorable date with a world tour.
Where and when: Minsk-Arena, 20:00.
Prices: 640 000 – 1 670 000 Blr. rubles.
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June, 10: Say “Cheese!”
Have you ever tested your cheese compatibility? Have you ever watched mice races? Would you like to participate in mouse casino or rat battles? The third Minsk Cheese festivals provides every opportunity to do this. As a tempting bonus everyone is welcomed to taste dairy products of leading Belarusian manufactures for free.
Where and when: Minsk botanical garden, 12:00 – 19:00.
Prices: 80.000 Blr. rubles (pupils, students and pensioners – 40.000 Blr. rubles, children up to 7 years, orphans and children from large families – free).
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June, 6, 13, 20 and 27: Minskrun
Minskrun is a running movement for everyone who enjoys jogging, open air and new acquaintances. The events are organized by volunteers, an online registration is required. Good shape and positive mood are guaranteed.
Where and when: National centre of Olympic training in athletics, 10:00.
Prices: free admission.
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June, 18: Huge concert of rock-school Discovery
The first and the only rock-school in Belarus arranges a huge concert. The teachers and graduates of the school promise drive music and exciting surprises. A number of guests will take part in the concert as well: representatives of ex-RAGE, PALLADIUM Electric-Band, Aspirin Rose, PRIME band and others.
Where and when: Coyote bar, 20:00.
Prices: 100.000 Blr. rubles (dance zone), 150.000 Blr. rubles (bar zone), 200.000 Blr. rubles (to book a table).
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June, 19: Romantic evening of classic music
All amateurs of classic music are welcomed at a violin concert. C. Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, F. Kreisler, P. Sarasate, M. de Falla, J. Massenet, V. Monti are on the program. The laureates of international contests are on stage.
Where and when: Belarusian Philharmonic theatre, 19:00.
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June, 20-21: Kupala Night Open Air Festival
Kupala Night as a pagan feast is associated with summer solstice and is celebrated on the shortest night in a year. It is considered that ancient, true powers and revealed, meadow and forest plants become magic and river waters bring energy and health. Open Air Festival 2015 is aimed at reviving old myths and legends, organizing master-classes, seminars, ethno zones, traditional fairs and, of course, a huge folk-rock and pagan-metal concert.
Where and when: Dudutki museum, 10:00.
Prices: 100.000 Blr. rubles.
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June, 21: Do something good
If you sympathize homeless animals, you have a nice chance to help them: either to adopt one or bring some fodder and equipment for the shelter. The event also includes master-classes, free consultations and contests.
Where and when: Minsk palace of children and youth, 13:00 – 18:00.
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June, 23: American Guinness record performance in Minsk
The performance was included in the book of Guinness records in 1997 as the one that is staged in American for the longest period of time. The performance is translated into multiple languages and was staged more than 50 000 time around the world. Now one can watch “Scissors” in Minsk.
Where and when: Alpha-theatre, 19:00.
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June, 24: Ballet summer
National opera and ballet theatre invites to the gala-concert in which the stars of world ballet take part.
Where and when: National opera and ballet theatre, 19:00.
Prices: 50.000 – 1 200 000Blr. rubles
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June, 25: Heave metal concert
American band Dream Theater will play in Minsk for the first time. The concert may become the most “loud” music event of the year!
Where and when: Palace of Sport, 19:00.
Prices: 600.000 – 900 000Blr. rubles
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June, 25 – 26: Festival “Knight Age”
This huge international festival of Medieval cultures gathers amateurs of military and social traditions of old Belarusian culture. The representatives of knight clubs in battles and duels. Archers tournament, “craftsmen town”, horse riding, exciting contests and folk concerts are on the program as well.
Where and when: Belarusian state Museum of folk architecture and life (village Ozerco), 12:30.
Prices: 90.000 Blr. rubles (family – 200.000 Blr. rubles, children – 45.000 Blr. rubles).
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June: Constant games for psychology amateurs
If you enjoy discovering other people lie or testing yourself, take part in mafia games that are held thrice a week. On Tuesday and Thursday from 19:00 till 24:00 and on Saturday from 22:00 till 5:00.
Schedule for June: 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30.
Where: Bar “Bristle”.
Prices: 100.000 Blr. rubles (for the whole evening), 40.000 Blr. rubles (for one game).
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1 Comment on Things to do in Minsk: June 2015

  1. Bill Kopecki // 2017-05-06 at 03:44 // Reply

    Trying to contact Siarhiej Dubaviec. Does anyone have an emmail address. I am in USA. My mother was born in Mozyr. She was one of the disappeared children during Operation Barbarossa. I would like to tell someone the story of what happened to her after she was taken from her home by the Germans for slave labor in Germany. My mother’s maiden name was Nazarova.

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