David Shoup looks ahead to a sampling of events and shows you don’t want to miss in the weeks ahead.
International Bucharest Street Theater Festival
Now in it’s eleventh year, be sure to check out the massive street theater festival hosted by B-Fit and ARCUB and fun for all ages, July 12th-14th. If you can’t wait that long for some live performance, OZB has another theater preview from ARCUB to round out the month of June.
ITINERARII. ÎNTR-O ZI, LUMEA SE VA SCHIMBA
Where does one find the relevant intersection of Brexit and penguins? You’ll have to see this Eugen Jebeleanu play to find out, with two performances held at Arcub at the end of the month. A production involving French and Romanian actors, “Itineraries: One day, the world will change” is a unique theatrical piece that examines intercultural European identities in the 21st century whilst blending fiction and non-fiction themes and tossing in some migratory motifs to ask critical questions in this new and troubling age.
Written by Yann Verburgh and directed by Eugen Jebeleanu. June 28th and 29th @ ARCUB
Tickets 35-50 Lei
Mission in the Forest 2
Bucharest is well known for its night club and dance music scene, while big music festivals that mix with Romania’s scenic nature tend to be quite a hike from the capital. Not so with Mission in the Forest, a woodsy dance bash featuring Solomun, Mano le Tough, and Soundopamine. Nearly three and a half thousand attendees have already RSVP’d on social media to turn out to the Baneasa Forest, a huge wooded area just south of Otopeni Airport to headbump in summer 2019.
June 22nd at Federatia Romana de Tir Sportiv
Tickets 90 Lei
Eden Summer Fest
Garden of Eden is a beautiful outdoor bar and cafe venue set in the renovated backyard garden of an aging administrative building from the communist era. On a mid-June weekend, Gradina Eden will play host to an art festival which it bills as a mix of daytime art shows and garage sales and evening film screenings. And for any other summer night, Eden is a great spot to grab a beach chair and a cold Zaganu and enjoy the Romanian evening.