The sun is still warming our days and that makes us all very happy! And we’re even more happy to talk about more awesome days in Sibiu.
And we say this because Sibiu continues to be governed by quality events. We are one step away from one of the biggest documentary film festivals – Astra Film Festival- we also have a festival dedicated to handmade goods and one about the Gypsies’ tradition.
There is also color, good vibes and diversity this week. If you are in the old town, don’t miss the goodies from local producers. During the “green Friday”, taking place each Friday between 8:00 and 14:00, local producers from the villages of Sibiu County come to sell their organic products in the courtyard of the Evangelical Church in Huet Square. You will find a wide range of baked products, preserved products, cheeses, sausages, organic fruits and vegetables. Trust us…you can’t compare these products with anything! They’re just awesome!
Oh, and if the days are busy, so are the nights. And we’re offering a cool tool where you can see over 40 of the most awesome locations in Sibiu, all in one place. Check out the best restaurants and locations in Sibiu, and you’ll have plenty of ideas for how to spend a cozy and chilly autumn evening. At Atrium Classic Caffe, for example, you can attend a book launch this Friday at 18:30. “Trollywood” by Lorena Lupu is a collection of the best texts on the blog that has made us laugh for the last ten years! Entrance to the event is free and if you make reservations using the BOOK&SAVE button on Travelscounter, you’ll get an awesome 10% discount to your bill!
The ideal places to choose souvenirs are those where handmade products are found. Well, this week Sibiu has a whole festival dedicated to handmade craftmanship – “Creative Buzz”. There are 3 days, October 13th to 15th, where you can enjoy homemade pastries and choose the products made by the best craftsmen. There’s also great music, and the little ones can have fun thanks to the countless activities created especially for them.
There will be more than 35 exhibitors and the range of products is diversified. From decoration objects to jewellery, accessories, painted crafts, unique toys, natural cosmetics, homemade jams and many more.
The organizers also announce a prize raffle for all those who buy products during the 3 days of festival. So, feel free to stop by the German Forum of Sibiu, betweeen 10:00 to 20:00, and choose your souvenirs!
We recommend Goldberg Variations, a piano concert offered by the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Romania, in collaboration with the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, the Honorary Consulate of Luxembourg in Sibiu and the Philharmonic State of Sibiu, with the support of the City Hall of Sibiu.
It sounds wonderful, right? First of all it’s good to know that at this concert the entrance is free.All you have to do is to book a seat today at email@example.com or directly at the Thalia Hall at the ticket office. You’d best hurry!
The concert will take place this Friday, October 13th, from 19:00, at the Thalia Hall, and you’ll get to see Luxembourgian pianist Jean Muller on stage. The concert will be followed by a reception where the audience is invited to taste a fine wine from Luxembourg.
Also this week is the second edition of the International Festival “Romaii Poesia”. This is an event dedicated to the gypsy poets from Romania and other countries, as well as the facilitation of an intercultural dialogue by promoting the customs and traditions of the Gypsy community.
The festival takes place between 11-14 October, in the Big Square. You will discover a culinary fair and traditional crafts. Saturday, October 14th, there is a show of poetry, music and dance with guests from Romania, USA, Poland, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Greece, France, Russia and India. The show starts at 18:00, and access is free for the public. Everyone is welcomed!
Of course, party people are never forgotten, so another #epic event is hosted by the one and only Liquid the Club, this Saturday. We’re talking about ultimate fun! Feel free to unleash to the rhythms of Dj Dark and Cipi Hampu. Show girls will also be present, as usual, to make the atmosphere a little bit more…spicy!
Don’t think twice…just make a reservation using the BOOK&SAVE button, and get a table plus a 15% discount off the bill!
And we’re ending this article with a big heads-up to one of fall’s most anticipated events : the Astra Film Festival. It takes place in Sibiu only next week, during 16 – 22 October. But it is one of the most important documentary festivals in Europe, so we thought you might want to know a bit more about it. The organizers actually say it is unique in South East Europe.
The movies which will be broadcast during the festival bring contemporary human realities under the spotlight, and this encourages documentaries to provide detailed and intimate descriptions of the human condition. The films are both Romanian and international and you will find something to fit each taste.
The first edition of the festival was in 1993, so we can talk about a mature festival. The program and all the information about the festival can be found here .
Take advantage of the breaks between documentaries and the best venues in Sibiu. You can choose your favorite place, and go talk about the movies you watched while you taste some awesome food.
There you have it, another perfectly planned end of the week. 😉