With the sun shining as if spring were just around the corner, this weekend is the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy some of the many events Bucharest has to offer.
For those of us who want to get a head start on the weekend, Horatiu Malaele is holding his Sunt un orb (I’m a blind man) recital at the Patria cinema this evening at 22.00. Another event for this Friday evening is the showing of Stig Larsson’s C.E.O. / Directorul executiv play at the Teatrul de Comedie, tonight at 19.00. The play is showing throughout the weekend but today is the only chance to catch Malaele’s recital.
On Saturday at 15.30, Giorgio Scianca, architect, will hold the “Celluloid architects: fictional architects in movies” presentation at the French Institute, 77 Blvd. Dacia. This is part of the UrbanEye Film festival that will be ending after this weekend. Scianca’s presentation will be followed by a series of shorts and then the viewing of The Land of Many Places at 19.30 and the Intercalary Spaces at 21.30. On Sunday, the festival will end with the projection of Concrete Love, a Swiss-German documentary about one of Germany’s most renowned architects, Gottfried Boehm, at 20:00 at the Elvira Popescu Cinema.
A festival that is just starting this weekend is the 7th edition of the Kinodiseea International Movie Festival for Children with a masquerade ball taking place this Saturday at the Elisabeta Theatre between 11:00 – 14:00. The masquerade is inspired by traditional Romanian fairy tales, according to the Event Book website. Other events to take place during the festival are a viewing of The Little Prince movie tomorrow at the Eforie cinema and a number of shorts at the Cinema Union on Sunday.
Another event this weekend is the Bounty Fair at Casa Universitarilor, “the monthly event for lovers of Romanian home made things”, according to their Facebook page. Starting on Saturday, the Bounty Fair will include a fair with over 50 Romanian artists and artisans’ expositions, a workshop area, a restaurant area and a photography exhibit. Workshops include jewellery making, painting small ceramic houses and decorating bird houses.
The Radu Florescu (13.XI.1931-7.IX.2003). Viata si opera exhibit is starting this weekend at the “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum and is dedicated to the life and work of Radu Florescu, “one of the important personalities of our contemporary culture” and whose career has contributed to the “development of archaeological research, museology and to the conservation, restoration and promotion of the cultural patrimony” of Romania, according to the Sapte Seri website.
Also this weekend, if you happen to pass through the Pasajul Universitate the Lagarele de langa tine (The concentration camps around you) photography exhibit is not to be missed. “An itinerant photography exhibit that documents the lives of persons with mental disabilities placed within state institutions under the so-called system of social ‘protection’”, the exhibit holds photos taken by Odeta Catana and Dan Ava, who accompanied experts from the Centre for Juridical Resources (CRJ) to monitoring visits at 15 different locations throughout Romania, according to the CRJ website.
In terms of movies, this weekend offers several premieres, including the animated Snow Queen or the comedy Goosebumps. Moreover, this weekend there is still the chance to watch Spectre, the latest 007 movie that has earned over RON 2 million in Romania after premiering on the 6th, according to the Cinemagia website.
For further information on the events above but also on what other things are happening in Bucharest this weekend, click on the links above.