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Astana, Kazakhstan • 07 December, 2022 | 14:06
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11 Events to Attend in Astana, Almaty and Shymkent, December 6-12

Irina Kairatovna, Art Bazar, a Tennessee Williams play, and more

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The week of December 6-12, 2022 promises entertainment for absolutely everyone. Astana offers everything from musical performances like Beu Fest to an oil painting crash course. Almaty gives artists a space to talk about their works in an annual art gathering while Shymkent stages a play based on the life of American playwright Tennessee Williams. Check out the full list of events by QazMonitor below.



ZOLOTO concert

Zoloto is known as a multi-genre artist who seamlessly fuses rock and pop into something truly unique. The post-Soviet indie tunes evoke contrasting images of old apartment buildings from the previous era and modern skyscrapers.


Date: December 7, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Kazmedia Center, Dinmukhamed Qonayev Street, 4


Date: December 9, 8:00 p.m.

Address: Event Space, Forum Mall, Seyfullin Avenue 617

Entrance: ₸8,000-12,840

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Beu Fest

A celebration of modern Kazakh music, Beu Fest comes to Astana bringing with it talents like Irina Kairatovna, V $ X V PRiNCE, Ayau, Darkhan Juzz, ARO, Akha, Markhaba Sabi, abdr, and the event headliner, rapper and lyricist Jah Khalib.

Date: December 9, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Barys Arena, Turan Avenue 57

Entrance: ₸8,000–₸12,000


Ten-year-old Oskar with terminal cancer lives in a children’s hospital. Every day he writes a letter addressed to God about his hopes and wishes for his dream life. NOTE: the play will be performed in Kazakh.

Date: December 8, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Kazakh State Academic Musical Drama Theatre named after K.Kuanyshbayev, Kalibek Kuanyshbayev Street 8/1

Entrance: ₸2,000

Astana Opera
Astana Opera


The Third Serville War or Gladiator War was the last of the slave rebellions that shook the Roman Republic and the only one to directly threaten its existence. Though unsuccessful, the tale of Spartacus, a free man turned slave, inspired numerous artists throughout the millennia as the symbol of the struggle for freedom.

Date: November 10-11, 5:00 p.m.

Address: Astana Opera, Dinmukhamed Qonayev Street 1

Entrance: ₸2,000–₸10,000


Oil Painting crash course

Madina Narbayeva’s oil painting crash course encourages everyone to embrace their inner artist. She offers both a master class and a demo version, so people can choose between a hands-on painting experience and a lecture on modern oil painting techniques.

Date: December 11, 3:00 p.m.

Address: ART BAZA, 38th Street 25

Entrance: ₸10,000–₸20,000 (to register you need to DM one of the Instagram accounts); Instagram/qalleki_folk_ensemble; Instagram/qalleki_folk_ensemble

Rukhty El concert

The renowned Kalleki Theater orchestra led by Maralzhan Myrzakulova is a group of accomplished artists united by a passion for Kazakh music. Their Rukhty El concert will premiere the orchestra’s own compositions and new arrangements of well-known classics.

Date: December 11, 6:00 p.m.

Address: Kazakh State Academic Musical Drama Theatre named after K.Kuanyshbayev, Kalibek Kuanyshbayev Street 8/1

Entrance: ₸2,500–₸3,000


Altybakan concert

Named after the traditional youth gathering, the Altybakan ensemble brings the same vibrant energy into their music, weaving modern elements into the orchestral arrangements of the Kazakh kuys.

Date: December 8, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Alatau Theater of Traditional Art, Nurkent microdistrict 6

Entrance: ₸600–₸2,000


Art Bazar Fair

The third annual Art Bazar fair creates an environment to immerse oneself in a variety of artistic experiences, be it installations or lectures on modern art. Gathering over 50 participants from across the world, the Bazar serves as an informal setting to chat with creators and support their work.

Date: December 8-11

Address: DOM36, Baribayev Street 36

Entrance: Free


Salt Peanuts concert

With an extensive repertoire, Salt Peanuts have the ability to shape their music into different forms ranging from bebop classics to Latino jazz-rock. The audience at MuzCafe can expect an unforgettable musical evening.

Date: December 9, 9:00 p.m.

Address: MuzCafe, Abay Avenue 117

Entrance: ₸10,000


Leila is an exploration of modern social issues through the medium of dance and light effects. Conveyed entirely through visual performance, the story focuses on the daily struggles of women and giving them a chance to be heard.

Date: December 10-11, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Orken Theater, Abdulliny Street 38

Entrance: ₸10,000


Dan Grossi
Dan Grossi

“Happy for a day”

Based on the memoirs of American writer Tennessee Williams, the play follows his double as he journeys through Williams’ life, becoming a witness to his relationship struggles, substance abuse, and rare moments of happiness. NOTE: the play will be performed in Kazakh.

Date: December 8, 5:00 p.m.

Address: Shymkent City Theatre of Puppets and Young Spectators, Qazybek Bi Street 34

Entrance: ₸1,000

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