At a loose end? BR brings you the best of Bucharest’s cultural highlights for the weekend ahead.
May 11, 19.00
Under the wand of Christian Badea, the Radio National Orchestra together with the violinist Mihaela Martin and the cellist Frans Helmerson will perform for the Royal Highnesses Prince Radu and Princess Margareta.
Mogosoaia Classical Fest
May 11-12, 17.00
For five years now, culture fans have been making an annual pilgrimage to one of the most beautiful landmarks around Bucharest, MogosoaiaPalace, for a top-quality classical music festival that attracts artists from all over the world. This year’s event runs from April 20 to May 26.
May 11-12 – Arcangello Corelli, 300 years since his birth, featuring baroque violinist Melinda Beres and harpsichordist Raluca Enea.
Cinema Studio, Cinema Eforie
The European Film Festival will take place between May 9-11, at Cinema Studio and Cinema Eforie. On this seventh edition, the festival brings movies from ten different countries, as well as a selection of cinema projects made by students from the National University of Arts Bucharest.
19.00, Cinema Studio – The Guard, 2011, d. John Michael McDonagh.
20.00, Cinema Eforie – Tiger Glass 3, 2010, d. Peter Rudolf.
16.30, Cinema Eforie – Easy money, 2011, d. Daniel Espinosa.
17.00, Cinema Studio – cinema projects made by students from the National University of Arts Bucharest
18.00, Cinema Studio – Wrinkles, 2012, d. Ignacio Ferreras.
19.00, Cinema Eforie – Irish short movies
19.00, Cinema Studio – Kotlovina, 2011, d. Tomislav Radić
20.00, Cinema Eforie – Stella days, 2011, Thaddeus O’Sullivan.
15.00, Cinema Eforie – Dancing on broken glass, 2012, d. Marek Tapák.
16.00, Cinema Studio – March 8, 2012, d. Alexandru Belc.
16.30, Cinema Eforie – No Rest for the Wicked, 2011, d. Enrique Urbizu.
17.30, Cinema Studio – Practical guide to Belgrade with singing and crying, 2011, d. Bojan Vuletić.
18.30, Cinema Eforie – 3 Simo, 2012, d. Teemu Nikki.
19.30, Cinema Studio – In the Fog / V tumane, 2012, d. Sergei Loznitsa.
20.00, Cinema Eforie – 80 millions, 2012, d. Waldemar Krzystek.
Q.E.D. by Mircea Cantor
The National Museum of Contemporary Art
Until April 2014
More than 1,200 people have attended the opening of the first local solo exhibition of one of the most important young artists to emerge on the international scene over the last decade: Mircea Cantor, winner of the Prix Marcel Duchamp Award 2011. The QED exhibition, the largest survey of the artist’s works to date, comprises 30 pieces. More details here.
The Human Body
Until June 30
One of the most realistic exhibitions in the world, The Human Body, will stop for the first time in Bucharest, at AntipaMuseum, from March 22 to June 30. The exhibition includes more than 200 pieces – human bodies which through dissection of organs and tissue offer a three dimensional perspective of the miracle of the human body.
“Live tropical butterflies”
Until July 31
Starting on May 1, the Antipa Museum will host the “Live tropical butterflies”, a temporary exhibition organized in collaboration with the “House of Butterflies” and the Vulticulus Geography Society. Visitors will have the possibility of seeing over 30 species of exotic butterflies flying freely in the special greenhouse set up within the “Antipa” Museum’s garden, but they can also witness the “birth” of butterflies. The exhibition can be visited from May 1 to July 31. Tickets cost RON 10 per child/student and RON 12 per adult/pensioner.
Treasures of China
The National Museum of History
Until July 30
Local culture enthusiasts are now able to enjoy a traveling exhibition of China’s Terracotta Warriors: thousands of life-size terracotta figures from an army prepared for battle. Found by coincidence in 1974, they are now considered one of the greatest archeological discoveries of modern times. The exhibition features 101 rare objects – including the Terracotta Warriors – from one of the largest burial sites ever built, the Terracotta Army of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Four is the maximum number of these figures permitted outside China in a single exhibition.