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Astana, Kazakhstan • 03 April, 2023 | 16:43

Events to Attend in Astana and Almaty, April 1-2

Don Quixote tragicomedy, ASD awareness day, and Fem mic stand up

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As March comes to a close and sunny April days approach, Astana will be celebrating a beloved literary figure and also host an autism awareness conference. Meanwhile, Almaty will be showcasing the talents of eight witty female standup comedians.

Explore more events in the full list by QazMonitor below.


Lotte Entertainment
Lotte Entertainment

Escape from Mogadishu (dir. Ryoo Seung-wan, 2021)

The movie is set in the early ‘90s, when North Korea and South Korea competed to gain admission into the United Nations. In pursuit of this goal, both nations seek backing from African countries at the UN General Assembly. One of those countries was war-torn Somalia, where both Korean embassies found themselves stranded amidst the horrors of civil war.

NOTE: the movie will be shown in Korean with Russian subtitles.

Date: April 1, 2:00 p.m.

Address: Korean Cultural Center, Imanov Street 13

Entrance: Free


Simmetria one-act contemporary ballet

Following the spiritual journey of a woman as she is learning to accept both her light and dark sides, Simmetria will explore the dichotomy between good and bad, life and death, white and black. Through this journey, she will experience spiritual growth and develop a deeper understanding of herself.

Date: April 1, 8:00 p.m.

Address: Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, Mangilik Yel Avenue 10/1

Entrance: ₸10,000


Autism Talks

Coming Saturday marks World Autism Awareness Day which seeks to raise awareness about the social stigmas associated with ASD. Autism Talks plans to hold a TEDx-style conference where families will come together to share their experiences and achievements in dealing with the challenges of everyday life.

NOTE: registration via the event’s official page is required.

Date: April 2, 2:00 p.m.

Address: Congress Center, Sauran Street 44

Entrance: Free

Don Quixote play

The misadventures of the ingenious gentleman from La Mancha have inspired countless adaptations over the years. This time around, the Kalleki troupe will look at the eponymous character and his bumbling escapades through the lens of tragicomedy.

NOTE: the play will be in Kazakh.

Date: April 2, 6:00 p.m.

Address: K.Kuanyshbaev Kazakh Musical and Drama Theatre, Kalibek Kuanyshbayev Street 8/1

Entrance: ₸2,500–₸3,000


Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin

A lecture about photographer Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin chronicled the everyday lives of New York's youth in the 70s and 80s, capturing their struggles, passions, and drive to live beyond the constraints of society. Her work portrays both the highs and lows of this generation, showcasing their journey toward self-discovery and newfound identities.

NOTE: the lecture will be in Russian. Registration in the comments of the organizer's Instagram account is required.

Date: April 1, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Esentai Gallery, Al-Farabi Avenue 77 / 8

Entrance: Free

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Fem mic stand up

Join Stand by Club for an engaging and witty evening featuring eight female comedians who will talk about what really matters. This fun-filled evening promises to be all about girl power. Don't miss out!

Date: April 2, 7:00 p.m.

Address: Stand by Club, Kabanbay Batyr Street 71

Entrance: ₸1,000–₸4,000

ELLE Kazakhstan
ELLE Kazakhstan

Acoustic evening with Marhaba Sabi

Marhaba Sabi's music is a versatile blend of percussive and gentle tones, showcasing a range of quick and catchy songs, as well as drawn-out solos reminiscent of the iconic theme songs from Bond movies.

NOTE: tickets are purchased through OzgeEpic’s Instagram page.

Date: April 2, 8:00 p.m.

Address: OzgeEpic creative hub, Zhibek Zholy Avenue 50A

Entrance: ₸20,000

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