Our carefully picked recommendations for the coming weekend in Warsaw:

SATURDAY, 6 May
#CONCERT
B.A.P

B.A.P are by now a worldwide phenomenon, a band that is topping charts and selling tens of thousands of tickets in hours! After a sensational tour that took them all around the globe and the release of their latest album "Noir" last year, B.A.P is ready to return to Europe in 2017 to PARTY with BABYz! The show will feature not only B.A.P’s hit songs, but a very special opening session from renowned DJ’s that will lead to a party-esque atmosphere. BABYz are encouraged to follow self-enforced “party-look” and thoroughly enjoy a new level of concert experience and memories to cherish.

Where: Progresja, Fort Wola 22 (click to open map)
When: Saturday, 6 May, 18:00
How much: 80-120 PLN
Details: click here
SUNDAY, 7 May
#CONCERT
Warsaw Music Encounters

Warsaw Music Encounters is an annual, one of the most important festivals presenting early and new music, moreover, this is the first and only festival of such formula. The concert is organised by the Polish Composers' Union and co-organised by the Polish Radio Programme 2. The festival is financed by the Capital City of Warsaw and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. During the festival, the most important works of early and new music will be presented, the latest pieces by contemporary composers, created in a big part for the Festival (works written on commission of and co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as a part of the “Composition Commissions” programme realised by the Institute of Music and Dance).

Where: Evangelical Reformed Church, Al. Solidarności 74. (click to open map)
When: Sunday, 7 May, 18:00
How much: free
SATURDAY, 6 May
#CONCERT
The Glitchhh

Instrumental The Glitchhh band is one of the most interesting music projects of Belarusian alternative scene. It its compositions, the trio from Minsk combines shoegaze with blues, post rock with metal and it plays dance music with the use of guitar effects and drums. Several months ago the trio released its debut album titled „Cordyceps” and it describes its performances as a trip into infinite sound space.

Where: Mózg, Jana Zamoyskiego 20 (click to open map)
When: Saturday, 6 May, 20:00
How much: 15 PLN
SUNDAY, 7 May
#OPERA
Moby Dick (English Version)

Idomeneo of Mozart, The Flying Dutchman and Tristan und Isolde of Wagner, L' Africaine of Meyerbeer, Otello of Verdi, Christopher Columbus of Milhaud, Billy Budd of Britten, Lord Jim of Romuald Twardowski, the Passenger of Weinberg… operas, whose plot is linked to the sea and a ship. There are many of them. The inspirations were various, usually literary. However, it seemed unlikely that this role would ever be played by the famous 19th century American novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville about a hunt for a white whale. It is true that whales of the humpback species can sing, but surely opera is going too far? And yet. At the turn of the first two decades of the 21st century, in two different places of the world, in California and Silesia, this novel became the basis of two operas entitled Moby Dick, by American Jake Heggie (premiere in 2010) and Pole Eugeniusz Knapik (premiere in 2014). Knapik is a contempora...been enticed by the strangeness of the world, nature and human being. His opera Moby Dick is like a mystery play. It is a symbolic chase after something elusive, dream, maybe threatening, maybe ultimate. The characters have biblical names. Music enthusiasts will find here wonderful choruses and great operatic monologues: Ishmael seeking the truth of existence, his mother Haggar futilely watching for her son, and Father Mapple in his sermon about Jonas, among choral psalms. Impressive staging links the deck and gangway of the ship to the outline of a giant whale and to the boundless sea in video projections.

Where: Great Theatre - National Opera (click to open map)
When: Sunday, 7 May, 18:00
How much: 28-320 PLN
SUNDAY, 7 May
#THEATRE
Radiance, Lo-Res

The choreography by Alex Baczyński-Jenkins begins with the „Lamentations” from „Dido and Aeneas” opera by Henry Purcell (1689). Purcell used the passus duriusculus – Baroque compositional tool, also known as lament bass. This melodic fragment becomes a starting point for the structure of the choreography. The titular low resolution blurs the contours of the subject and at the same time reminds of its materiality. The work was made in 2015 as a part of the „Maszyna Choreograficzna” (Choreography Machine) curator programme at the Cricoteka in Cracow.

Where: Nowy Theatre, Madalinskiego 10/16 (click to open map)
When: Sunday, 7 May, 19:00
How much: 25-35 PLN