Our carefully picked recommendations for the coming weekend in Warsaw:

FRIDAY, 16 December
#CONCERT
Lady Pank – 30 years on stage

Lady Pank is iconic, legendary and classic band, founded in 1981 by Jan Borysewicz, one of the most recognisable and talented Polish composers and guitarists. Together with Janusz Panasewicz they are the core of the band, which, with short breaks, has shined on Polish music scene for over 35 years. Lady Pank released over 20 albums, which broke all records in sales making Lady Pank the most titled rock band in Poland. Concerts of Lady Pank are nearly 2 hours of hits known by everyone. Explosion of energy, unique sound of guitar of Jan Borysewicz and charismatic vocal of Panasewicz make crowds gathered on concerts to go crazy.

Where: Stodoła, Stefana Batorego 10 (click to open map)
When: Friday, 16 December, 19:00
How much: 57-107 PLN
Details: click here
SATURDAY, 17 December
#CONCERT
Łąki Łan

Łąki Łan (Polish: [wɔ̃ki wan]) is a Polish band consisting of Jarosław Jóźwik, Michał Chęć, Piotr Koźbielski, Włodzimierz Dembowski and former Sistars musicians Bartek Królik and Marek Piotrowski. Its style is a mixture of "punk and funky" or "Łąki Funk", as the band calls it.Hailed one of the best concert groups in Poland, the band is known for their energetic, colorful, humorous shows and imaginative concert outfits that resemble various insects.

Where: Stodoła, Stefana Batorego 10 (click to open map)
When: Saturday, 17 December, 19:00
How much: 52-72 PLN
Details: click here
SAT-SUN, 17-18 December
#SHOPPING
Wzory

Christmas atmosphere, delicious mulled wine, excellent food and above all mad choice of gifts – all this will be waiting this weekend for guests of Wzory - Christmas Design Fair organized in classic interiors of the oldest still-existing Warsaw department store - Dom Braci Jabłkowskich (Jabłkowski Brothers' House).

Where: Dom Braci Jabłkowskich, Bracka 25 (click to open map)
When: Sat-Sun, 17-18 December, 11:00-21:00
How much: free admission
Details: click here
SATURDAY, 17 December
#THEATRE
The Graduate

America. The turbulent '60s, sexual revolution, the Beatles and the smell of marijuana in the background. Ben graduates from prestigious university and has no idea what to do with his life at all. Rebellion against parents, fascination with mature woman and sexual initiation – these are his ideas for himself as an adult. He rises and falls, he is afraid and brave, he falls in love and breaks down at the same time. Is he able to live on his own?
Performance in Polish with English surtitles.

Where: Teatr Dramatyczny, Palace of Culture and Science (click to open map)
When: Saturday, 17 December, 19:00
How much: 30-60 PLN
FRIDAY, 16 December
#OPERA
Magic Flute

The world premiere of The Magic Flute took place on 30 September 1791 in Vienna, with Mozart conducting. The opera was enthusiastically received, playing to a packed house every night. Mozart was so happy that he sold his horse, drank black coffee and smoked a pipe. He brought his mother-in-law, his seven-year-old son Carl, a French horn player friend, and even the envious Antonio Salieri to the theatre. The Magic Flute is ruled by the magic number three. There are three (repeated) chords in the intrada, Three Ladies, Three Boys, Sarastro’s three temples: Wisdom, Reason and Nature; the lovers Tamino and Pamina have to undergo three tests: silence, being apart, and fire and water. Even the production is the third staging of the opera at this theatre since it was rebuilt, after the ‘space’ version of Laco Adamik and the ‘school’ version of Achim Freyer. The current version’s director, Australia’s Barrie Kosky who is the artistic director of Berlin’s Komische Oper, has been a part of the opera world for over twenty years. He invited original British theatre group 1927 to work with him. Together, they have combined silent film, live video and live music, animation and pantomime. This kind of staging, in Barrie Kosky’s view, is close to the Viennese theatre of Emanuel Schikaneder, the man who inspired and wrote the libretto for The Magic Flute.

Where: National Opera, Pl. Teatralny 1 (click to open map)
When: Friday, 16 December, 19:00
How much: 28-320 PLN
Details: click here