Astana Showcases Weekend Wonders with Diverse Events

ASTANA — With the crisp October breeze flowing through Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana springs to life, offering a wealth of thrilling events and activities for both residents and visitors. This weekend boasts a diverse range of entertainment, from ballet showcases to Halloween festivities and musical concerts. Below is a highlight of some top events unfolding this weekend in the Kazakh capital.

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“Mangi El” ballet on Oct. 28

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The Astana Ballet Theater has prepared a rich program with a national touch in the ballet “Mangi El,” dedicated to the Republic Day of Kazakhstan. The performance will feature the participation of artists from the symphony orchestra and the ballet troupe of the Astana Ballet Theater.

The Astana Ballet has earned a reputation for its exceptional performances, and “Mangi El” is no exception. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the sheer beauty of dance and storytelling at its finest.

Venue: Astana Ballet; 43, Uly Dala Avenue. Tickets are available here. 

Children’s Halloween Workshop on Oct. 28

For families looking to celebrate Halloween with their little ones, the children’s Halloween workshop at ArtLab is the perfect event. This kid-friendly workshop offers a fantastic opportunity for children to engage in creative activities, arts and crafts, all while celebrating the spooky holiday. Let your child’s imagination run wild as they paint and participate in fun Halloween-themed games.

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Venue: Nur Alem Future Musem; 55/13, Mangilik El Avenue. Tickets are available here. 

Satisfaction Halloween Party on Oct. 28

If you’re in the mood for some thrilling Halloween festivities, the Satisfaction Halloween Party is the place to be. Dress up in your most spine-tingling costumes and head over to this exciting event, where you can dance the night away to the latest beats and enjoy themed cocktails and decor. This party is the ultimate destination for those seeking an unforgettable Halloween experience.

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The event will be held in an indoor venue and will feature plenty of dance and high-quality music from DJ Godunov, Ruslan Fayzurakhmanov, and DJ Reef. 

Venue: BalQaragai; 2, Malotimofeev Street, Astana. Tickets are available here. 

TikTok Concert on Oct. 28

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Get ready to groove to the latest chart-toppers at the TikTok concert. With a lineup of talented artists and performers, this concert is sure to keep the crowd entertained throughout the night. The creation of this vibrant show based on contemporary music from the popular social network TikTok involves a brass band, the ALEM contemporary choreography ballet, and the Dostar vocal-dance ensemble.

The philharmonic musicians have decided to delve into the trending hits of TikTok and reinterpret contemporary pop culture into a theatrical performance, thus popularizing academic art through trends. Don’t forget to capture your favorite moments and share them on TikTok, of course.

Venue: State Academic Philharmonic named after Erkegali Rakhmadiyev; 32, Kenesary Street. Tickets are available here. 

Kino Music Concert on Oct. 28

For fans of rock music, the Kino Music Concert is a must-attend event. The legendary Russian rock band, Kino, will be taking the stage to perform their iconic songs in honor of the 60th anniversary of Viktor Tsoi. It’s a unique opportunity to relive the music that has left a lasting impact on the world of rock.

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The band ceased to exist when it was one of the most powerful and popular Russian-language bands in the world. Now, the members of the band – Yuri Kasparian, Alexander Titov and Igor Tikhomirov – have reunited. 

Venue: Astana Congress Center; 12, Heydar Aliyev Street. Tickets are available on 

Aquamarine: The Water Circus on Oct. 28

The world-renowned Moscow Circus presents its spectacular Water Circus show, Aquamarine, at the Capital Circus in Astana. Featuring cutting-edge nanotechnology, the world’s only transforming arena, a thousand fountains and a rain curtain under the circus dome, the show combines three elements – earth, water, and fire.

Moscow Circus performers will astound the audience with acrobatic stunts, colorful aerial acts and exotic bird and animal training. The beloved clown of the Moscow Circus, Dmitry Shindrov will lift the spirits of both children and adults on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. Take advantage of this mesmerizing, inspiring, astonishing and joyful spectacle for all ages.

Venue: Capital Circus; 5, Kabanbay Batryr Street. Tickets are available here. 

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