Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between July 15 and 24, including classical music, concerts, festival, outdoor, gastronomy, art course, party, exhibitions and more.

MiraMundoMiraMundo (Source: Jarmila Vlčková)

Music & Dance
PARTY: Rock'n'Roll Night; Starts: Jul 15, 21:00
WORLD MUSIC: MiraMundo; Starts: Jul 19, 20:00
PARTY: Wel-Come Again; Starts: Jul 20, 22:00
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Jul 20, 19:00
CONCERT: Visegrad Gypsy Fest; Starts: Jul 22, 20:00
PARTY: Nu Spirit_FM Night feat. Mad Mats (SWE); Starts: Jul 23, 22:00
Theatre & Clasical Music
CONCERT: City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (GB); Starts: Jul 16, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Edita Gruberová - Recital; Starts: Jul 22, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cappella Istropolitana; Starts: Jul 24, 20:00
ART COURSE: Free Painting; Starts: every Thursday until Aug 4, 18:00
MARKET: Devín Currant; Starts: Jul 16, 10:00
OUTDOOR: Bratislava - inline 2016; Starts: Jul 22, 20:00 (meeting), 21:00 (start)
GASTRONOMY: Beneficiary BBQ Vegan Feast; Starts: Jul 23, 15:00
FESTIVAL: BeeFree; Starts: Jul 23
EXHIBITION: Exposition of the Clock Museum; Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
EXHIBITION: No Comment; Open: Mon - Fri 13:00 - 19:00 until Jul 22
Highlights of the year
STAND-UP COMEDY: Bill Bailey (Black Books) - Limboland; Starts: Sep 28, 20:00
CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
CONCERT: Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica Tour 2016; Starts: Nov 9, 20:00
CONCERT: José Carreras: Starts: Dec 8, 19:30
BALLET: Romeo and Julliet; Starts: Dec 18, 19:00

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Music & Dance

PARTY: Rock'n'Roll Night - Energetic selection of rock’n’roll songs from vinyl will be performed by trio The Ugly Selectors. Visitors can await quality hits that stand the test of time. The Ugly Selectors is a group of vinyl enthusiasts from Bratislava and its members are Herry, Frenky and Basha. They regularly entertain audiences at home and also abroad by their selection. Starts: Jul 15, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. More info:

WORLD MUSIC: MiraMundo - MiraMundo is a world music group of young Brazilian composer and musician Luiz Murá and his mates, offering a selection of various styles from bossa nova through Japanese style - enku, Spanish buleria to reggae and Serbian music. Their songs are affected by wandering around the world, from Brazil, where he was born and grew up to Japan, where his father is from. In addition to Luiz Murá who plays guitar and sings, members of the group are: Agostino Aragno (Italy) - violin, Desirée Garcia ( Spain) - vocals and Ernesto Vargas Aquila (Mexico) - bass guitar. Starts: Jul 19, 20:00; Kafe Scherz Palisády, Partizánska 2. More info:

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PARTY: Wel-Come again - Come Again is a party with a more than three-year tradition in a style of reggae, ragga, dancehall and dubstep performed by Pokyman from the Slovak group Medial Banana and his guests. Starts: Jul 20, 22:00; Re:fresh Club, Ventúrska 5. Admission: free. More info:

CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band - This is one of the leading representatives of the genre ethno or world music and also the first klezmer band in Slovakia, which was created in 1995. They have performed at various events including Slovak or European concerts of classical music and also music festivals. Starts: Jul 20, 19:00; Bratislava's city walls. Jul 25, 19:00; Musical cruises through the so-called Bratislava Round, Boat Martin. Admission: €9. More info:

CONCERT: Visegrad Gypsy Fest - This concert seeks to draw attention to the long-term cooperation of the governments of the V4 countries. Their good relations are reflected also in the case of organisations and minority artists. The event will be performed by Roma musicians and dancers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Special guests will be Roma musicians from Lithuana. Starts: Jul 22, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info:

PARTY: Nu Spirit_FM Night feat. Mad Mats (SWE) - Nu Spirit_FM brings a Sunday radio selection of authentic electro and jazz music. Its speakers DJ Magálová and Kinet prepared also in summer the second club night. Visitors can await also their Swedish guest DJ Mad Mats. He is famous among the world’s clubs for his feeling with a sense of all flavors of black dance music, flawless technique or underground dance electronic. Starts: Jul 23, 22:00; Nu Spirit Club, Štúrova 3. More info:

Theatre & Clasical Music

CONCERT: City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (GB) - This is one of the concerts for Cancer Research Foundation in support of the 14th Campaign On Wheels Against Cancer and it is a part of Cultural Summer and Castle Festival Bratislava 2016. Programme includes two examples of the famous operetta by Franz Lehár - The Merry Widow, Overture and the famous song about Vilja performed by singer Megan Holch (mezzosoprano). Soloist Tom Pritchard will play with the orchestra a composition by contemporary French composer Emmanuel Sejourne Concerto for Marimba. The concert includes also works by famous composers such as Bedřich Smetana, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and others. The orchestra is led by Dougie Scarfe. Starts: Jul 16, 19:00; Large concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna street 1. Admission: €2. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Edita Gruberová - Recitál/ Recital - World renowned sopranist Edita Gruberová will perform as part of an opera recital at the festival Viva Musica! 2016 accompanied by Slovak conductor and pianist Peter Valentovič. She has been hosted at the most prestigious opera stages around the world and from the beginning of her career she has dazzled audiences not only with her voice but also because of her personality. Starts: Jul 22, 19:00; New SND building, Pribinova street. Admission: from €29. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Cappella Istropolitana - A young,  international music festival brings a concert of the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, which is one of the prominent European Chamber Orchestras especially because of instrumental virtuosity of its members and its musical culture. They have played for example in all European countries, USA, Canada, Israel, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Turkey, China and many others. The concert is led by Robert Mareček with guest Michal Červienka (accordion). Starts: Jul 24, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info:


ART COURSE: Voľná maľba/ Free Painting - Studio of Free Painting is dedicated to all painting enthusiasts. It is possible to bring your own template, theme or idea of painting. A pattern can be a photograph, reproduction from a book or printed picture. The theme can be landscape, portrait, a copy of a famous picture, holiday pictures or old family photos. Necessary to sign up in advance for the course (+421949 195 188, Starts: every Thursday Jul 7 - Aug 4, 18:00; Trnavská 112. Admission: €21 + price of canvas according to its size (painting material included in the price). More info:

MARKET: Ríbezľový Devín/ Devín Currant - This is the first gastronomy event in one of the districts of Bratislava - Devín. Visitors can taste and purchase wines from redcurrants and blackcurrants as well as also the actual fruit, currants with sugar, jam, syrups, souffle and other baked goods, ice-cream and so on. A hit will be surely the currant stormy wine. The programme consists of musical groups, groups of historical fencing, theatres, children's program or Velo Orbis - International meeting of Velocipede on historical bicycles. Starts: Jul 16, 10:00; large parking place under the Devín Castle. More info:

OUTDOOR: Bratislava - inline 2016 - This is the thirteenth summer inline skating event, which has been taking place every Friday during the summer holidays since 2004. The skating is organised along  predetermined routes accompanied by police, a 40-member inline team, medical services, ambulance and music. The event offers also skate rental and it is suitable for everyone regardless of age. Starts: Jul 22, 20:00 (meeting), 21:00 (start); place behind the shopping center Aupark - Lunapark. Admission: free. More info:

GASTRONOMY: Benefičná grilovačka Vegánskych hodov/ Beneficiary BBQ Vegan Feast  - Summer warm-up party for everyone who cant wait for the event Vegánske Hody Bratislava 2016/ Vegan Feast Bratislava 2016, which will take place in September. The proceeds from this beneficiary event will go towards its realization. The Beneficiary BBQ Vegan Feast will welcome also performers such as Hank – The DJ, Tana Deformed and Nina Skellington. Visitors can await various genres of music - indie, post-rock or 80's and everyone should come hungry. Starts: Jul 23, 15:00; Fuga, Square SNP 24. Admission: free. More info:

FESTIVAL: BeeFree - This is a summer event which will take place already for the eighteenth time  in Slovakia. Visitors can await trance music presented by Slovak artists, in addition to drumnbass or techno. The programme will be performed on the three stages. The main stage will be in Incheba, while one of the stages will be situated on The Beach under the UFO. Starts: Jul 23; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská street 3-7, The Beach under the UFO. Admission: free. More info:


EXHIBITION: Expozícia Múzea hodín/ Exposition of the Clock Museum - The exhibition documents the history of watchmaking from the late 17th to the late 19th century. There is for example a selection of portable sundials, various types of table and wall clocks, alarms and examples of pocket watches. Most of the items are signed by masters of Bratislava's clockmakers. Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00; Clock Museum, House of the Good Shepherd, Židovská 1. Admission: €2,30. More info:

EXHIBITION: No Comment - The exhibition curated by Ľubica Stanek presents press photography and caricatures, which were logged in the twelfth year of the competition Journalism Award. It displays dramatic moments from last year in Paris, fights in Ukraine and refugees. Same topics make us laugh through the view of caricaturists, offering a space for reflection at a distance. The contestants competed in two categories: The best photo, won by Juraj Mravec, and the best Czech-Slovak joke, comics, caricature. The winner in the latter category is Czech caricaturist VHRSTI. Open: Mon - Fri 13:00 - 19:00 until Jul 22; Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Admission: free. More info:

Highlights of the year

STAND-UP COMEDY: Bill Bailey (Black Books) - Limboland - The actor and stand-up comedian, important representative of the legendary sitcom Black Books, Bill Bailey will come to Bratislava after a tour in the UK, sold-out performances in Singapore and Hong Kong and a tour in Australia and New Zealand with his new live show Limboland. This time his stand-up comedy will include deep existential themes of modern man. Bill Bailey is described by critics as one of the best and most outstanding comedians today. The performance is held in English language. Starts: Sep 28, 20:00, Department House Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1, Admission: €29 - €49. More info:

CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu - French chanson singer, an elegant lady who celebrates her 70 anniversary this year, Mireille Mathieu will perform together with her orchestra and she will presents her best songs such as Mon credo, Qu`elle est belle či Mon bel amour d`été. Starts: Oct 14, 20:00. Incheba Incheba Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission: €39 - €199. More info:

CONCERT: Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica Tour 2016 - Jean-Michel Jarre will return to the road after six years with the show titled Electronica. First he will play chosen European summer festivals and then he will visit large halls from October. Jean-Michel Jarre holds a number of records listed in the Guinness Book of Records including, for example, his performance for 3.5 million fans in Moscow. Starts: Nov 9, 20:00,Winter Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €49. More info:

CONCERT: A Life in Music Tour – Legendary tenor José Carreras stops also in Slovakia during his final world tour. Starts: December 8, 19:30. Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €139-€99. More info:

BALLET: Romeo and Julliet - A romantic story composed by Sergey Prokofiev, inspired by the famous theatre play by Williama Shakespeare will be performed by the world renowned Royal Russian Ballet. The topic of forbidden love has been performed many times as a drama or the ballet, but a musical concept by Prokofiev belongs to the highlights of the ballet creation. This time it is accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Starts: Dec 18, 19:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská street 3-7. Admission: from €23. More info:


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