Window to the Other Side – Warsaw Ghetto in 3D photos
April 19, 1943 is the day when the first of Warsaw’s two uprisings during World War II broke out in the ghetto area. After a month of fighting and three years of existence, the Warsaw Ghetto was officially liquidated in May 1943, leaving an indelible mark on the city as well as those who were forced to live there. The Warsaw Fotoplastikon (stereoscope) gives you an opportunity to see 48 3D photographs from the time of ghetto’s existence prior to the uprising, allowing you to take a peek into both the ghetto’s “everyday life” – rickshaw drivers, street vendors – as well as the time of its destruction by Jurgen Stroop’s forces. The exhibition will be on for as long as the uprising lasted (April 19-May 10). A powerful experience not to be missed.
Where: Fotoplastikon Warszawski, al. Jerozolimskie 51
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When: open Tuesday-Satudday, 10AM to 6PM
How much: 4 zł regular/ 2 zł reduced admission
Details: click here (info in Polish only)
Truly Varsovian food… and music
The Butcher’s is Varsovians’ pet name for Pasja Smaku, a wonderful little bistro offering undisputedly the best meat in Warsaw. The owner, a butcher in the 3rd generation and head of the Butcher’s Guild of Warsaw, is doing his best to appease the hip tastes of young Varsovians – his bistro looks like a modern café and is open until 3AM on weekends and on Friday and Saturday nights, patrons get to enjoy live music played by Warsaw’s most famous folk street orchestra, Kapela z Chmielnej – for free, too! Have yourself some kiełbasa(sausage) or tatar (steak tartare) and be sure to try a zupa (soup). Definitely worth the trip – take bus 190 from the Castle Square (pl.Zamkowy), get off at PŁOCKA-SZPITAL and take a stroll through the communist neighborhood to find yourself in front of the restaurant. Your stomach (and ears) will thank you!
Where: Pasja Smaku, ul. Żytnia 64
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When: open daily from 12 PM, until 3 AM on weekends; conerts on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
How much: free admission, less than 20 zł for main course
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1500 square meters of party
This party may seem expensive, but it gathers crème de la crème of Polish music (with DJ legend Envee with prodigal musician FISZ behind decks, among others) to prepare you for the star of the evening, brought to Warsaw for the 4th edition of LEGENDARY BEATS party series – Daddy G from the legendary trip hop group Massive Attack. Money well spent!