Tbilisi City Fest

Tbilisi City Fest Celebration Starts this Weekend

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Tbilisi’s famous Autumn festival “Tbilisoba” will be held this weekend on the 15-16th October and will include a variety of cultural and sporting events. According to Tbilisi City Hall, most of the events and exhibitions will take place in “New Tbilisi” and children's’ activities will be held in Rike Park.

The festival will open in “Legvtakhevi” [old Tbilisi] with performances of forgotten professions form 19th century. The Tbilisi City Hall has published a full 2-day program which can also be viewed below:

"15th of October:

12:00 - 9:00 - stages for semi-forgotten professions will be set up in Legvtakhevi (including special corners for Nobles and Karachogelians as well as for blacksmiths, cobblers, a water-vendors and a poster-painters).

12:00 - 19:00 - Tbilisi Market will be set up in collaboration with Mr. Zurab Shevardnadze at Europe Square’s Tolerance Park.

12:00 - 19:00 - at Europe Square’s Wine Rise, an exhibition-sale of various Georgian wines will be held (including tasting).

12:00 - 19:00 - an exhibition-sale of Georgian agricultural produce and confectionery will be held at the Rike.

12:00 - 19:00 - Metekhi Bridge will become a demonstration site for both classic and cutting-edge cars.

12:00 - 19:00 - classical music concerts will be held at Europe Square with participation of the Children’s Orchestra, child violinists, a string quartet, a flute quartet, a string quartet “Sfortsando”, Tbilisi Girls’ Band, a “Georgian Brass” Orchestra as well as a musical program “Conduct for Us”.

12:00 - 19:00 - a variety of events aimed at children and adults alike will be held at the Rike Park, including: “Children’s City”, various jovial contests, video games, children’s disco, sand castle building, paintball and jousting, as well as sporting events such as basketball, rugby and mini golf, topped by a culinary contest with Mr. Nika Tsulukidze that will include both tasting and a master class.

12:00 - 00:00 - an installation named “Tomorrow” will be exhibited at the territory of “New Tbilisi”.

12:00 - 15:00 - visitors to New Tbilisi will have a chance to listen to DJ Nakashidze. From 15:00 - 17:00 a hip-hop live performance will be held followed by an exhibition named “Error Images” from 16:00 - 17:00.

15:00 - 16:00 - the National Youth and Children’s Palace will host a photo gallery celebrating the anniversary of Tbilisi’s twinning with the Cities of Nantes and Saarbrucken.

16:00 - 17:00 - “Shumba Land” will be opened at the Vake Park, while from 17:00 -18:00 “Radisson Blu Iveria” Tbilisi hotel will host an award ceremony for an architectural contest.

A live performance by Mr. Max Machaidze will be held at “New Tbilisi” from 17:00 - 19:00.

19:00 - 01:00 - youth concerts will be held at Europe Square, with participation of bands such as “Region”, “Frani” and “LoudSpeakers”. The band “Young Georgian Lolitaz” will perform from 19:00 - 21:00.

19:30 - 21:30 - a symphonic music concert named “Autumn Tbilisi 2016” will be held at Jansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music & Culture.

20:00 - 22:00- a flamenco “Rain” by Ms. Eva Yerbabuena will be held at State Opera House of Georgia.

21:00 - 22:00 - Ilia Garden will hold the annual “Honorary Tbilisian” award ceremony.

21:00 - 00:00 - DJ Gio Shengelia will perform at “New Tbilisi”.

 

Numerous events are planned for 16th of October as well, including:

12:00 - 19:00 - stages for semi-forgotten professions will be set up in Legvtakhevi (including special corners for Nobles and Karachogelians as well as for blacksmiths, cobblers, a water-vendors and a poster-painters).

12:00 - 19:00 - Tbilisi Market will be set up in collaboration with Mr. Zurab Shevardnadze at Europe Square’s Tolerance Park.

12:00 - 19:00 - at Europe Square’s Wine Rise, an exhibition-sale of various Georgian wines will be held (including tasting).

12:00 - 19:00, an exhibition-sale of Georgian agricultural produce and confectionery will be held at the Rike Park.

12:00 - 19:00 - Metekhi Bridge will become a demonstration site for both classic and cutting-edge cars.

12:00 - 19:00 - a performance by the Pantomime Theatre will be held at “New Tbilisi”.

12:00 - 19:00 - sporting events such as basketball, rugby, mini golf and park games will be hosted at the Rike Park.

12:00 -19:00 - a performance by street musicians, along with a march of a bass band will be held at the Rike Park.

12:00 - 19:00 - a culinary contest with Mr. Nika Tsulukidze including both tasting and a master class is to be held at the Rike Park.

12:00 - 19:00 - Europe Square will host concerts with participation of the stylized folklore theatre “Nabadi”, ensemble “Tbilisi”, folklore theatre “Khareba”, ensemble “Tbilisuri Kvarteti”, band “Gio+” with a new project as well as bands “The Jetbird” and “Goofy Land”.

15:30 - 17:00 – “New Tbilisi” will become a stage for the concert by Tbilisi City Hall’s orchestra “Big Band”, along with an exhibition named “Error Images” that will last from 16:00 - 17:00.

18:00 - 19:00- Tbilisi Municipal Assembly will hold an award ceremony for a literary and art contest “Tbilisi 2016”, followed by an award ceremony for “Guardian of Tbilisi” (19:00 -20:00).

19:00 -20:30 - a musical performance “Tkhroba Musikit” with Mr. Dato Evgenidze will be held, along with a performance by Modern Tbilisi Ballet from 20:00-20:30.

21:00 - 22:00 – “New Tbilisi” will host the “Tbilisian Yard”, while from 21:00 to 22:45, a gala concert “Tbilisi, My City” will be held at the Meidan.

23:00 - 01:00 – Residents of Tbilisi and visitors alike will be entertained by DJ GACHA." - says Tbilisi City Hall.

 

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