Bucharest has a lot to offer this weekend, and we’ve prepared a guide that includes the best events you should check out in the following days.
Anim’est 2018 – September 28 – October 7 @ various locations
The 13th edition of the International Animation Film Festival will start on Friday, September 28, and continue until October 7 with a selection of the year’s best animation films, split into five competitive categories. This edition is dedicated to experimental and cutting edge animation. The festival will take place in several locations – Cinemateca Eforie, Cinema Elvire Popesco, CINETic Centre, Point and Expirat.
Bucharest Science Festival – September 26-30 @ various locations
Bucharest Science Festival will be at its sixth edition this year and is described as the most important event promoting science in Romania. It will include dozens of exhibitions, interactive workshops, conferences, debates, documentary screenings and more. Along with Romanian researchers and scientists, other special guests will also be at the festival, including: Dr. David Hilmers (NASA astronaut); Dr. Gilles Boeuf (President of the Natural History Museum in Paris); Ferdinand Habsburg (Founder and General Manager of Da Vinci TV).
Antiques Fair – September 28-30 @ National Peasant’s Museum
The Romanian Peasant’s Museum is hosting a fair that will feature about 40 collectors of old objects from across the country, which together will tell a beautiful story of rural life. Visitors will be encouraged to save these objects from being forgotten and reintroduce them into today’s urban civilization. Things you may find at the fair include traditional costumes decorative fabrics, religious icons, furniture pieces, ceramics, clocks, as well as publications of the interwar period, old banknotes, stamps, etc. Of course, there will be traditional snacks and sweets.
National Crafts Fair – September 28-30 @ Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum
Another interesting fair this weekend is the National Crafts Fair, which will bring together over 150 craftsmen who will expose their products, including traditional Romanian blouses, carpets, ceramics, embroidery, jewellery and objects made of glass, wood and small furniture. Creative workshops will also take place, such as pottery, egg painting, wood processing, glass icons, leather manufacturing, clay molding or sewing.
Decorative Arts Showroom – September 28 – October 10 @ Cotroceni National Museum
The Decorative Arts Showroom is a project was originally launched in the 1990s and it has been revived by the Cotroceni Museum this year, featuring a new format that is connected to the European trends in the field. This edition will have a retrospective character and bring up well-known names in decorative arts as well as a new generation of artists.