Entertainment

Eurasia Film Festival

September is a special month for Almaty, its inhabitants and guests. Over 80 thousand people came to celebrate Almaty Day, support their idols at the EMA Music Award 2013, and participate in the Apple Festival held at the First President Park. Moreover, Almaty International Circus Festival has started to perform for adults and children, and the International Puppet Carnival is open from September 15 until September 21.  And it is not even the end of the list of the evens. You can definitely choose the occasion you like to go this fall. But if you are a big fan of cinema, you can scream and shout now, because this special event is prepared for you.

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The Eurasia Film Festival 2013 opened in Almaty on September 16.  Eurasia International cinema festival is the brightest and the most important film festival on the territory of CIS and Baltic countries.  Eurasia film festival is the only one film festival that works in compliance with FIAPF and included in the world film festivals catalogue. Celebrities, movie translations, competitions for the cinematographers and many other fun things will be during the festival.

As it’s been a tradition in the past, the official opening of Eurasia Festival was accompanied by the red carpet, on which the stars of Kazakhstan walked and other members along with Jane Campion, who is a holder of Golden Palm Branch of the Cannes movie festival, Oscar and the Silver Lion of the Venice movie festival for her movie The Piano starring Adrien Brody. Plus Charles Aznavour; famous actor, writer and musician is on the panel

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The competitive program includes twelve full-length movies from different European and Asian countries. But besides the competitive program, traditional screening in “out of the competition” will take part during the film festival. The out of competition program consist of:

You have a great chance to visit the festival and evaluate Kazakh modern films, to watch the popular hits of the festivals which have been selected personally by the journalist and famous film critic Vincenzo Bugno. And finally, do you remember the legendary movie ‘’The Mask’’ shot by Chuck’s Russell? He will present a Directing master class for you during the festival. You should definitely be there!

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Forecasters predicted the weeks of a temperature no lower than a 93 F (34 Degrees) for 12 days in Almaty. Thus, Kaz_Social project chose the places you need to go this summer for sure and chill yourself.

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Do not lose the chance to have a great holiday and a lot of fun with your family and friends at the Aqua Park or Swimming Pool. Plus show everybody how you can swim:

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Even it is like this:

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Below is the list of the best Aqua Parks and swimming pools within the differnet entertainment services:

  •  Aqua Park CKPiO “Eight miracle of the world”     

Hours of the operation:

12.00 pm – 12 am from Tuesday to Sunday,

11.00 am – 10.00 pm Monday only

Ticket prices weekdays:

Adult 3900 tenge

Children 3000 tenge

Ticket prices weekends and holidays:

Adult 4400 tenge

Children 3500 tenge

The aqua park is the most popular in the city, especially among the visitors with the kids. There is a big pool available and two pools for the kids. There are eight water slides for the adults and mini-swim slides for the kids. Also, lockers are available.  You can try different bars and restaurants at the park.

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  • Family Aqua Park

Hours of operation:

11.00 am – 11.00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

11.am until 10.00 pm Monday only

Ticket prices weekdays:

Adult 3500 tenge

Children 2500 tenge

Ticket prices weekends and holidays:

Adult 4000 tenge

Children 3000 tenge

It is a comfortable place for holidays with family. There are three swimming pools available and there are three swim slides. Food and beverages are prohibited. But administration says visitors with small kids can bring baby food.

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  • Aqua park at sanatorium «Alatau»

Hours of the operation:

8.00 am до 9.00.pm

Ticket prices:
Adult  3 000 tenge,

Children  2000 tenge
Also you can buy a membership

There are outside and inside aqua parks on  and you can easily transfer from inside to outside. You can use the swim slides, cascading waterfalls, moving waves, air geysers and pools with a hydro massage. Also, there are a lots of places for your health like sauna, massage, gym, beauty clinic, bar with a low calories dishes and vitamin cocktails.

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  • Aqua Park at the sports and entertainment center “Dolphin”

Hours of the operation:

8.00 am – 10.00 pm

Ticket prices:

adult  3 000, children 1 700 tenge (during the weekdays),
adult 3 500 tenge, children – 2200 tenge (during the holiday or weekends).

The Aqua Park has two swimming pools for adults – one is inside and the second one is outside. The pool for kids has trampolines and air slides. Moreover, you can visit swimming school and aerobic classes. Food court is available too.

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  • Swimming pool Rakhat Fitness

Hours of the operation

7.00 am untill 11.00.pm

Ticket prices:

You can buy a membership
adult  25 000 tenge – 12 visits for 1,5 hour ( from 7.00 am until 18.00 pm),
adult – 28 000 tenge – 12 visits for 1,5 часа (from 7.00 am до 23.00 pm),
children (from 5 years until 15 years) – 15 000 tenge – 12  visits for 1,5 hours.

The main advantage of the Rakhat Fitness is the Olympic pool with the lengths about 50 meters and the second pool is outside pool which is 25 meters. The filtration of the water runs every 4 hours for inside pool and every 1.5 hour for outside pool.

  • «Тау Spa»

Hours of the operation:

10.00 am until 02.00 pm

Ticket prices:

Adult – 10 000 Tenge,

children – 5 000 Tenge,

every Thursday deal – until 18.00

Adult – 3 000 Tenge, children – 1 500 Tenge.

There are 2 sport Swimming Pools and 2 youth pools. All swimming pools have water from the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Also, it is available: Swimming Pool «relax», three hydro massage pools and Alpine, Finnish, Turkish, Japanese saunas.

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Swimming Pool at «TSB On Water»

Hours of the operation:

Monday – from 15.00 am until 10.00 pm,

Tuesday-Friday – from 11.00 am until 10.00 pm,

Weekend – from 10.00 am until 11.00 pm

Ticket prices weekdays:

Adult  2 000 Tenge,

students  1 000 Tenge,

Children – 500 Tenge,

Ticket prices weekends:

Adult  4 000 Tenge, students – 2 000 Tenge

Children – 1 000 Tenge,

Monday Adult Admission – 1 000 Tenge.

One of the biggest water places in the city. What can be better than Swimming Pool and a cocktail in your hand when it’s hot? Complimentary WiFi throughout the pool.

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  •  Sauna Club «Aquatoria»

Hours of operation:

from 10.00 am until 10.00 pm

Ticket prices:

Adult – 1 500 Tenge, children – 1 000 Tenge, (weekdays)

Adult – 2 000 Tenge, children – 2 000 Tenge (weekends and holidays)

The benefit of this place is that you are able to reserve for a special occasion.

  •  Swimming Pool at Beis FROMlub

Hours of the operation:

from 11.00 am until 11.00. pm

Ticket prices:

Adult  3 000 Tenge, children (from 2 until 6 years) – 1 000 Tenge, (weekdays)

children (from 7 until 11 years) – 1 500 Tenge (weekdays)

Adult – 5 000 Tenge, (weekends and holidays)

Children (from 2 until 6) – 1 000 Tenge, (weekends and holidays)

Children (from 7 until 11) – 2 000 Tenge, (weekends and holidays)

  •  Swimming Pool in the family recreating center «Barkytbel»

Hours of the operation:

from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm

Ticket prices:

Adult – 3 000 Tenge,

Children – 1 500 Tenge (until 5 years old – free admission).

So many opportunities mostly for children including but not limited to trampolines, swings and heated pool

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  • Swimming Pool «Agayn» (Hotel «Sarayshik»)

Time of operation: from 11.00 until 23.00.

ticket price: Adult – 2 000 Tenge, Children – 15 00 Tenge (Tuesday thru Thursday),

Adult – 2 500 Tenge, Children – 2 000 Tenge (Monday +  weekend).

Permanent visitors get flexible deals.

  •  Park Resort «8 lakes»

Hours of the operations: from 12.30 until 00.00

Ticket Prices: Adult – 5 500 Tenge,

Children (7 to 12 years old) – 2 500 Tenge (Monday thru Friday),

Adult – 8 500 Tenge, (weekend),

Children – 4 500 Tenge (weekend),

Children up to 7 years old – free admission.

You should plan going here not only to swim, you are more than welcome to hunt, to fish, ride and enjoy the nature and ride bikes.

  •  Center “Tabargan”

Hours of the operations:

from 9.00  am until 11.00 pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult  2 500 Tenge,

Children (until 12 years old)  1500 Tenge (Monday thru Friday),

Adult  3 500 Tenge,

Children  1 500 Tenge (в weekends and holidays).

Another beautiful place where you may enjoy swimming and other nature beauties.

  •  Water Park «Mereke»  (Between New and Old Kapchagaysk Highways)

Hours of the operations:

from 10.00 am until 9.00. pm

Ticket Prices:

2 500 Tenge.

There are 8 swimming pools, 5 high rides, cafe, sauna, volleyball fiend, paintball and camp for children

  •  Center of fun «Untilс»

Hours of the operations:

from 10.00 am until 11.00 pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult – 2 000 Tenge,

Children (until 11 years old) – 1 000 Tenge,

Up to 3 years old – free. Admission

So, lot of options are available for you. Put on your your sweam suit and have fun

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Kazakhstan Fashion Week

Fashion culture in Kazakhstan has developed very quickly. A lot of talented fashion designers express themselves at the exclusive event called Kazakhstan Fashion Week. The history of Kazakhstan Fashion Week started in 2003, when a team of young and energetic specialists in the fashion industry created Almaty Fashion Week. After four years, organizers decided that the event deserved to be a national event and they renamed it to Kazakhstan Fashion Week.

The participants of KFW are world famous designers with brands like Iceberg, Osman Yousefzada, Iris Van Herpen, Puma, Chapurin, Max Chernitsov, Leonid Alexeev, Cyrille Gasiline e.t.c

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Kazakh designers at fashion week have their own unique designs and view on fashion with accents reflective of Kazakh culture.

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Kazakhstan Fashion Week is the most anticipated fashion event in the Central Asia region with an ecstatic atmosphere and stylish viewers not only from Kazakhstan but whole world.

The guests of the show are coming back each season not only to see the latest collections, but because it is …..

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If you want to learn more about Kazakhstan Fashion Week, visit www.kfw.kz.

 

 

Son Pascal wrote a song with Albano Karizzi

Son Pascal is a popular italian singer in Kazakhstan with songs in and about the Kazakh language like “You should speak kazaksha”, “Englishmen in Shimkent”, “Zhanym sol”, and “Kozimnin Karasi”.

He has produced a new video for his new song “Ainalain”. The new single was recorded featuring popular and respected italian musician Albano Karizzi and will be available in both Kazakh and Italian.

Son Pascal said that music master Albano started the project and offered him to collaborate and sing a duet after he saw his reality show ”Pascalistan” about Son Pascal’s living in Kazakhstan.

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The new single was uploaded on YouTube on July 4th and we can see that the amount of likes is increasing sharply every day. Fans not only from Kazakhstan but different counties found his song really cool.

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But this song has a special popularity among female listeners

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X Factor Kazakhstan

X-Factor Kazakhstan is a popular television to find new, talented signers from the whole Kazakhstan. Based on the British TV show, the show has entered its fourth season and started on May 30th.

 

The judges are talented and national figures in Kazakhstan:

Nagima Eskalieva— is a national artist of the republic of Kazakhstan,

Shevchenko Aleksandr — talented musician and famous producer,

Erlan Kokeev- guitarist, musician and popular producer. (He was a judge at the last season)

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The newest season will feature a new judge, which has not been announced yet.

The show has become well-known and not only is singing a part of it, but the contestants like to have fun by making fun of the judges:

As a tradition all participants will performe together in next season:

You can find videos on YouTube or find it on a Kazakhstan TV station (where available).

 

 

FREESTAILO!

The biggest internet sensation out of Kazakhstan (and no its not Borat) is Freestailo:

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His name is Ernar Kaldynov. He was born in the small Western Kazakhstan village of Karoi. He became famous for his audition on the popular Kazakh TV Show SuperStarKZ around 2007. You can see where he got his name Freestailo from:

 

The judges thought it was funny but he didn’t make it to the next round:

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However, people began taking the video and putting it on YouTube. Everyone around the world started watching the video and Kazakhstan got excited!:

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Then some people in Europe ended up taking the short video and making remixes like this one:

In the end, he got his performance on the finale of SuperStar KZ:

So get up and start dancing!

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FREESTAILO!