In this hot weekend, Bucharest cools its citizens with the Night of Cultural Institutes, jazz concerts, urban festival and an outdoor screening. Check out bellow several highlights from this weekend’s arts and culture program here.
LIVE OPEN AIR – JAZZ BLUES & MORE
June 22 – 24, from 20.00, George Enescu Square
ArCub invites music lovers to nights of good live music under the magic sounds of BKG Trio (Alexandru Bălănescu, Javier Girotto, Zlatko Kaučič), Abraham Burton & Lucian Ban Duo, Teodora Enache Group, Nicolas Simion Group, AG Weinberger Band, Luiza Zan & Snaps Vocal Band, Mike Godoroja & Blue Spirit, ZUM, Accord Vibes, Emy Drăgoi & Hot Jazz Club Romania and Marius Mihalache.
Program of the festival:
Friday, June 22
20.00 – Emy Drăgoi & Hot Jazz Club Romania- All of Me (special guest Marius Mihalache)
21.30 – Nicolas Simion Group – Transylvanian Jazz
Saturday, June 23
20.00 – Accord Vibes – New Tango
21.00 – Abraham Burton & Lucian Ban Duo – Freeflow
Sunday, June 24
20.00 – ZUM – Love and Passion
21.00 – BKG Trio – East West Daydreams (Alexandru Bălănescu, Zlatko Kaučič, Javier Girotto)
ShortsUp – The Long Night of Short Films
June 23, from 20.00, National Library
The Long Night of the Short Films 2012 will be held on the terrace of the National Library of Romania, where several screens will be installed for the projection of the 25 world’s best short movies awarded at the Oscars, Berlin, BAFTA, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca and Cannes.
June 22-24, Romexpo
Pet Expo Romania is an event where you can find products and services for all types of animals (dogs, cats, aquariums, small animals), as well as aquarium exhibitions with rare exotic fishes, tips for adopting a pet, workshops for dog training and fashion trends for animals (clothes and haircuts).
Women on Matasari Urban Festival (Femei pe Matasari) – “Women between creation and creativity” theme
June 22-24, Matasari St.
Women on Matasari Urban Festival celebrates the feminine universe with several artistic events between June 22-24. The idea of transforming a street in an urban festival came acrossMatasari Street’s history. Last century, this street was well-known for prostitutes and escorts services. For this second edition of the festival, the street will be transformed in a grass lawn where live music, fashion shows, food & bio products, open-air cinema, debates, handmade products and art workshops will entertain the public.
The Night of the Cultural Institutes
The sixth edition of the Night of the Cultural Institutes brings foreign culture closer to people in 14 locations across Bucharest. The event will take place on the night of Friday to Saturday, June 22. The Bucharest public transport operator RATB announced several bus lines will run in the city center on the occasion.
A project developed by EUNIC in Romania, the Night of Cultural Institutes includes events proposed by the British Council, the Czech Center, the Hungarian Cultural Centre, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Greek Cultural Foundation, the Goethe Institute, the Cervantes Institute, the Camões Institute / Embassy of Portugal, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the French Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute Vito Grasso, the Polish Institute, the Ukraine Cultural Centre, the Turkish Cultural Centre Yunus Emre and then Wallonie-Brussels Delegation.
More information about this event, here.