Chelyabinsk Weekend Guide: Local’s guide on what to see and do

Dear Students!

There are tons of fun things you can do in Chelyabinsk. Below, we’ve picked some exciting events the city has to offer this weekend. It’s time to get some tickets and make those freedom evenings count! Don’t forget to leave your comment about the events on Vk and Facebook.

January 11, 17:00

Pushkin Cinema

I Can Quit Whenever I Want

1,5-hour comedy

I Can Quit Whenever I want is the third and last part of the now-famous trilogy that tells about a gang of researchers who make money producing legal drugs. In the third part, we find them in prison waiting for their sentence. Suddenly, the gang learns about a planned terrorist attack in Rome. The friends decide to plan a jailbreak and stop the terrorist because only the brightest minds can save the city.

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January 11, 19:00

Pushkin Cinema

Gaspard at the Wedding

1,5-hour comedy

After many years of keeping a careful distance, Gaspard, 25 years old, has to renew contact with his family when his father announces he is getting remarried. Accompanied by Laura, an eccentric girl, who agrees to play the role of his girlfriend for the wedding, he finally feels ready to set foot again in his parents' zoo where he is reunited with the monkeys and tigers he grew up with. But between a father who's too much of a womanizer, a brother who's too square and a sister who's far too beautiful, he's not aware that he is preparing to live the last days of his childhood.

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January 12, 15:00


Canaletto and the Art of Venice

1,5-hour film

Exhibition on Screen opens another season with Canaletto and the Art of Venice, an mesmerising journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous city view-painter Canaletto. No artist better captures the spirit of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto.The paintings, drawings and prints on display offer detailed insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and learn more about the artist,and the Englishman who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

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January 12, 17:00

Chelyabinsk State Academic Drama Theatre n.a. Naum Orlov

Elza’s Land

2,5-hour play

They did not have a chance to live their lives the way they wanted. Different reasons made them put off their happiness. Years passed, and they forgot they wanted to be happy. But they were destined to meet one day. That meeting will change their lives forever. That meeting will give them love. And that meeting will challenge them and test their feelings. 

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January 13, 18:00

Organ and Chamber Music Hall Rodina

Angel’s Smile

1,5-hour concert

The Old New Year concert will immerse you in the festive atmosphere. The audience will be treated to a special programme of the greatest Russian and international music, from the piano to the guitar to the flute. You will hear Astor Piazzolla’s tango, Johann Christian Bach’s Ave Maria, Anton Rubinstein’s Angel, Roland Dyens' Tango en Skai, Claude Bolling’s Jazz Suite, Manuel Ponce’s Estrellita, and many other enchanting compositions.

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Natalya Shankova
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