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May holidays in Ekaterinburg

28 April


May holidays are not only long holidays when everyone can take a break from work and every-day routine, but also the whole bunch of entertainment events for the whole family.


On April 29, a mobile football park will be opened at the historic square. This object will visit all the cities - organizers of the World Cup 2018, and helps the citizens to feel the atmosphere of the event. The park will be opened for 2 days: 29-30April12:00- 20:00  . All park visitors will be able to participate in thematic master classes, take pictures with the symbol "Zabivakoy" and also talk to the world football stars.

One of the main inagurators of the park will be the French actor Sami Naseri famous for his mane character in the Luc Besson's movie "Taxi".

The last Sunday of the month will be filled with the fresh air dances (really fresh, as the venue is Mayakovsky Central Park). The favorite city park is planning the International dance day celebration.

From 13:00 to 18:00 visitors will be able to participate in various dance events and to energize themselves in Zumba rhythm out of doors. Those who don’t feel like dancing, can enjoy fascinating entertaining program, broadcasting of thematic programs on the park’s central screen as well as to see a concert on the main stage. A special program is planned for the little dance amateurs on the children’s dance area “Kruche vseh”.

If you think that our world and humanity in general have more important things to worry about rather than just dance – the following event will appeal to you more. In Ekaterinburg the issue of separate waste recycling was raised more than once and everybody understands that this action is crucial but unfortunately pretty slow. On 29, April from 12:00 to 16:30 at the Herzen library backyard (3, Chapayeva Street) the importance of this issue will be raised in the frames of “Ecodvor” activity.

An information point will be organized where citizens will be told about importance of separate waste collection. Also organizers promise curious activities aimed at people’s engagement in separate waste collection, reduction of the amount of waste as well as life prolongation of our personal belongings. Here will be opened recyclable materials drop-off stations (paper, glass, metal, plastic), book and clothes exchange, creative master-classes, treasure hunting quests and other events dedicated to the intelligent waste treatment.

It’s so pleasant to do something with your own hands! For all those who think that has already tried all kinds of handicrafts, “Gamayun” Folk Art Museum Centre (20/5, Gogolya Street) invites to visit its masterclass “Carpenter’s toy of the Russian North” on 29, April and on 6, 13, May from 12:00. Come and try to make a wooden toy with your own hands!

The organizers will tell you history and technology of carpenter’s toy production, will explain principles of work with traditional instruments and ways of wood finishing treatments. All the master-class participants will make several kinds of toys.

Master-classes schedule:

29, April,12:00 - 14:00 – Panka-doll

6, May, 12:00 - 14:00 – Kon-Koloda

13, May, 12:00 - 15:00 – a Bird (Hen/Rooster)

Participation is by previous appointment.

Participation price in every master class: 500 rubles (expendables are provided).

Pre-appointment call: (343) 371-20-41, 371-55-76

For those who prefer more modern and non-formal self-expression format, the youth center “B-6” (6a, Betonshchikov Street) is organizing youth art festival “Neformat”.

The distinctive trait of the modern youth art is usage of new and sometimes even radical technics and engagements. It is a real no-how art process which unifies several hundred people. The festival program includes a big range of the youth art genres: beatbox, rap/rock-cover, art-rock, anime, hip-hop, theatre, acrobatics, pop vocal, light show, illusion show and other directions which attract people from all over the world.

The entrance is free, beginning is at 13:00 p.m.

“Bolshoy” department store (71, Malysheva Street) invites not only to take a look at performances of trainers’ teams, but to try one’s own powers.

The program includes:

Yoga and fitness, dances and martial art master classes;

Prize draw;

Group trainings;

Lections on healthy and sport eating;

Music program;

Exhibition performance.

Entrance price: 150 rubles.

Besides, this Sunday a traditional field-and-track race “Vesna pobedi” (Spring of victory) will take place. The teams will be divided in 4 groups depending on their level of preparation and experience. This race will take place in Ekaterinburg for 83 times and the weather drastic changes will not become reason for its cancellation. From 10:00 to 14:30 the center of Ekaterinburg will be closed for automobiles. Besides, the car parking located at 1905 Square will be removed starting from 21:00 on 28, April to 15:00 on 29, April.  

Enjoy your day-off Monday, but on 1, May, for the International Labor Day (which is celebrated in 142 countries around the world) be sure to visit our citizens’ favorite procession – Monstration.

1, May, at 14:00. Start at the Drama Theatre.

The Monstration (from the word demonstration, also the Latin monstratio - showing) is a mass artistic show in the form of a demonstration with slogans and banners that participants use as a means of communicating with the audience, with each other as a means of expression, as an artistic technique by which they comprehend the surrounding reality.

In Ekaterinburg is held in 2013.

Route: Oktyabrskaya Square (Drama Theater) – Rabochey Molodezhi Riverfront - - Historical Garden (Plotinka) - Malysheva Street – 11 Vaynera Street.


13:30 - 14:00 - gathering of participants near Drama Theater

14:00 - 14:40 - movement along the route

14:40 - 15:00 - end of the event

Participation is free and without registration

On May 2, from 10:30 to 12:30, the first race of the "Europe - Asia running" series with a length of 3 and 10 km will take place.

During the time of the track-and-field run "May Thunderstorm" traffic will be blocked along the 8 Marta Street (from Lenin Avenue to Boris Yeltsin Street), and along the Boris Yeltsin Street (from 8 Marta to Chelyuskintsev Street).



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