The night of 18-19 May is not an ordinary one. What is so special about it? Yes, you guessed it right (or you didn’t), the Long Night of Museums is around the corner and waiting for you.
This year’s edition invites the public to visit the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the museums for a pleasant price. So, where one should go and what to see?
Moving away from old and boring approaches, the museums around the country organize special guided tours, workshops, concerts, films, readings, sound or visual installations.
Let’s start with a lifehack, by buying a 5BYN (~$2,5) ticket you can visit three local museums: Janka Kupala State Literature Museum, Piatruś Broŭka Literary Museum, Maksim Bahdanovič Literary Museum.
Where and when: 3 Nekrasova from 6 pm to 6 am. How much: 10 BYN (~$5) Become a part of a fashionable youth crowd. What to do here?
Listen to the Minsk Improvisers Orchestra, see the works of Bassota Visual, the Structurers Performing Group, FillFree, Ilya Dyagil and a couple of secret authors.
Where and when: The coolest party is promised to be at Janka Kupala Park, from 7 pm to 5 am. How much: 2 BYN (~$1)
The Yanka Kupala Museum celebrates its 75th anniversary with the Palats and the Old Olsa bands.
What is a birthday without a cake, so be ready to eat some carbs in the dead of the night. The guests will be given a linocut, entertained with a fair and the after-midnight quest.
If it’s too noisy and crowdy for you in the city, go to any of the Silverscreen cinemas from 11 pm to 6 am. How much: 24 BYN (~$12) for a single ticket with access to all the events.
Hide from a fuss and watch cool movies about art: “Hitler versus Picasso and the Others”, “Movie Trailers for 2019-2020”, “The Man Who Stole Banksy?” and “Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality.”
Nobleman Zavalnia Night
When and where: Maksima Bahdanoviča 13, from 5 pm to 12 am. How much: 3-5 BYN (~$1,5-$2,5)
The Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature invites you to theatrical readings, poetry and fairy tales master classes, art laboratories, a lecture on the Belarusian mythology.
There will be a movie about Jan Barščeŭski, Belarusian writer, poet and editor; a choir, the chess tournament and games for children.
Where and when: 7 Maksima Bahdanoviča from 7 pm to 12 am. How much: 3 BYN (~$1,5).
Maksim Bahdanovič Literary Museum organizes a literature-sporting event. One will learn stadium hymns, listen to a literary competition and Ketri, PyLai, and George Welcome bands.
Games of Thrones
Where and when: at 47 Prospekt Nezavisimosti from 5 pm to 10 pm. How much: 4-8 BYN (~$2-$4)
The Center for Contemporary Arts will be a celebration under the strange motto “Every century has its own Middle Ages”.
There will be the “Knight’s Romance” exhibition with costumes and paintings. Workshops, games, music, cartoons. Those wearing a full historical costume will be allowed to get in for free.
Where: The History Museum of Minsk has a lot of options. How much: 2-8 BYN (~$1-$4) The guests of the Town Hall and the Carriage Courtyard will be entertained with quests.
There will be a fashionable performance at the Art-Living Room “High Place” and mundane distractions of the XIX century at Loshitsa manor.
Where: Strana mini Museum from 6 pm and till midnight. How much: 7 BYN (~$3,5)
Thematic tours, a superhero photo zone with masks, cosplayers, a gift shop with superhero badges, stickers and other superheroes related stuff.
The last but not the least. Where and when: 12 Karla Marksa from 7 pm to 1 am. How much: 10 BYN (~$5)
What do we expect from the Belarusian National History Museum? A fiery show by Nite Nite Nite, free haircuts, temporary tattoos, theater and flamenco, fashion shows, food court, fair and Pukst.