Five Exciting Activities to Do After a Busy Week in Astana

ASTANA – Astana Times has compiled tips to help readers plan and enjoy their weekends more.

Photo credit: Andrei Orekhov

2 Days Tour to Blavay National Park 21-22 January

First day timetable:

9:30am – Meet near Favorite Business Center, 56A Bogenbai Batyr Avenue

10am – Departure from the city

2pm – Check into hotel

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Lunch

4:00pm – Networking with group members and team building activities

6pm – swim in the pool

8:00pm – Dinner

9:00pm – 12:00am – Group Games and Dance Party

Blavay National Park. Photo credit:

On the second day of the tour, participants will visit the following destinations: Mount Borektau, Mount Okjeppes, Mount Zumbaktash, Lake Blavay, Abilai Khan Meadow.

Adults over 12 years old – 34,990 tenge (US$75), children ages 3 to 12 – 29,990 tenge (US$65), children below are free. Prices include transfers, environmental fees, meals, guide services, entertainment programs, hotel accommodation, and photography.

Excursion times and locations are subject to change due to weather and guide’s discretion.

For more information and to book, please contact +7 (776) 270-17-17.

“Bright Thoughts” plays Jan. 21 at 6:00 p.m.

The director of the play, Evgeny Gelfond, adapted the story from several short stories written by the famous Soviet writer and film director Vasily Shukshin.

It depicts the lives of ordinary residents of a village who regularly attend an amateur art club and rehearse. The action revolves around a controversial new theatrical discussion. When characters in a play start talking about a new play, it is inevitable that they will be drawn into a heated discussion.

Photo credit: State Academic Russian Drama Theater

Venue: Young Spectator’s Musical Theater, 47B, Zhakyp Omarov Street.

Tickets are available on the website.

Creative Evening on French Romance on 22nd January at 7pm

This event is for anyone with a desire to share their creativity with others. It may be in the form of a song, a poem, or playing an instrument.

The dress code is Parisian Chic.

The price is 6,000 tenge (US$13), and 5,000 tenge (US$11) if you buy two or more.

Venue: Teplo anticafe, Е-15, 3 Street

To register, please contact us via What’s App at +7 707 202 1507.

Opera “Kiz Zhibek” in January. 21-22 5pm

Based on the poetic folklore of 16th-century Kazakhstan, this opera is dedicated to the love story of two young hearts, Zibek and Tregen. Known for her beauty, Jibek is ready to marry only the one she loves with all her heart, so she rejects the evil Bekezan. However, tribal wars and the feudal system prevented her from achieving her dreams.

Astana Opera presents a new version of the national classical opera, composed with music by renowned Soviet composer Evgeny Brusilovsky and set to a libretto by outstanding Kazakh writer Gavit Muslepov.

Photo credit: Astana Opera

“Kyz Zhibek” runs for two and a half hours. Performed in Kazakh, with English and Russian titles.

Venue: Astana Opera House, 1, Dinmukhamed Kunayev Street

Tickets are available on the Astana Opera House website.

Opening of watercolor exhibition by Kazakhstani artists on January 21 from 3-7 pm and January 22 from 1-5 pm

Photo courtesy of the exhibition organizer

The exhibition will run from January 21-22 to January 28 as part of the Watercolor Festival. It is dedicated to International Watercolor Day and his 11th anniversary of the International Watercolor Society (IWS) globe.

Twenty paintings created by local artists and selected through a competitive process will be presented at the event.

Admission is 500 tenge (US$1) on opening days, free on other days.

Venue: Comfort Town Housing Complex, 25th, 38th Streets.

For more information, please contact +7 777 881 2280.

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