Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the capital between July 29 and August 7, including classical music, concerts, festival, outdoor, gastronomy, bazaar, rainbow pride, exhibitions and more.

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Music & Dance
CONCERT: Young Blood (SK); Starts: Jul 29, 19:00
PARTY: Electro Swing Night; Starts: Jul 29, 21:00
CONCERT: Wasabi Circus;Starts: Jul 31, 20:00
Theatre & Clasical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jean Rondeau: Harpsichord goes modern; Starts: Jul 29, 20:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: PaGAGnini: crazy parody of the classics; Starts: Aug 5, 20:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: European Union Youth Orchestra; Starts: Aug 7, 19:00
OUTDOOR: Fencing Tuesdays at the Old Town Hall; Starts: every Tuesday until Aug 30, 18:30, 19:15
BAZAAR: Bazaar at the Devín Castle; Starts: Jul 31, 10:00
GASTRONOMY: Dinner in the Sky; Starts: the gastronomy event is underway and lasts until Jul 31
MARCH: Rainbow Pride Bratislava 2016; Starts: Jul 31, 13:00
FESTIVAL: The Cathedral Organ Festival 2016; Starts: Aug 4, 19:00
OUTDOOR: Bratislava - inline 2016; Starts: Aug 5, 20:00 (meeting), 21:00 (start)
OUTDOOR: Crazy Colours Bratislava; Starts: Aug 6, 15:00
GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest: Stano Filko: Poetry in Space - Cosmos; Starts: Aug 7, 16:00
OUTDOOR: Knights at Devín Castle; Starts: Jul 7, 10:00
EXHIBITION: Stano Filko: Poetry on space - Cosmos; Open: Tue - Wed, Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 12:00 - 20:00 until Sep 25
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: December 8, 19:30
BALLET: Romeo and Julliet; Starts: Dec 18, 19:00

Music & Dance

CONCERT: Young Blood (SK) - Bratislava group Young Blood, which plays bluesrock mixed with fusion music performs as part of the project “Rock in the Museum”. The experience of the concert is enhanced by improvisation directly on stage characteristic of this kind of music. Members are: Jožo Hladný (bass guitar), Marcel Juck (drums), Peter “Kroko” Modranský (guitar). Starts: Jul 29, 19:00; Shop Museum Bratislava, Linzbothova 16. More info:

PARTY: Electro Swing Night - Swing dance hall of the thirties with the energy of the current club scene. The summer evening will include swing, jazz and electro. Visitors can await DJ DayD and DJ Caterpillar. Starts: Jul 29, 21:00; Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. More info:

CONCERT: Wasabi Circus - This is a new rock project, which is forming now and is gaining momentum. Members include: frontman Rado Tiňo (singing), Samael Black and Palo Šalík(guitars), Robo Trunkvalter (bass guitar), Dorien Black (piano and electronics) and Milan Hlinka (drums). The music is an unusual combination of electro, pop and classical music. Starts: Jul 31, 20:00. Main Square. Admission: free. More info:

Theatre & Clasical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Jean Rondeau: Čembalo goes modern/ Harpsichord goes modern - French harpsichordist will join Slovakia for the first time. He will perform as part of the music festival Viva Musica! 2016 accompanied by a 5-member ensemble. The musician in his appearance personifies the motto of the festival “classic goes modern“. His aim is to bring the Baroque harpsichord, shaded by fortepiano, to the attention of the contemporary world. Starts: Jul 29, 20:00. St. Martin Cathedral, Rudnayovo Square 1. Admission: 20. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: PaGAGnini: bláznivá paródia na klasiku/ PaGAGini: crazy parody of the classics - A music show accompanied by four world virtuosos comes to Bratislava for the first time. The Spanish String Quartet combines the quality of its interpretation and their crazy humour. The four members of PaGAGini are: Thomas Potiron, Fernando Clemente, Eduardo Ortega (violins) and  Gueorgui Fourdnajev (cello). Starts: Aug 5, 20:00; Atelier Babylon, Kolárska 3. Admission: €20. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: European Union Youth Orchestra - A youth orchestra of the European Union - European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) celebrates its 40th birthday with a concert tour. The orchestra will perform over the coming months in all major cities of European Union Member States led by principal conductor Vasily Petrenko. Starts: Aug 7, 19:00; Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €15. More info: citylife


OUTDOOR: Šermiarske utorky v Starej radnici/  Fencing Tuesdays at the Old Town Hall - Entertaining fencing and theatre performances, scenes, martial arts from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque times, presentation of fencing techniques, show of old weapons and firearms. Performers are Crovus Arma - Havrani/ Ravens - an historic fencing grou[. Before the show will be a short march of musketeers through the city streets. The programme is changing during the season. Starts: every Tuesday until Aug 30, 18:30, 19:15; the Old Town Hall, Radničná street 1. More info:

BAZAAR: Bazár na hrade Devín/ Bazaar at the Devín Castle - The bazaar is dedicated to antiques, vintage and craft production. The programme will include a performance bychildren, workshops and lectures or products from the group of mothers, potter's wheel and visitors can also await gastronomy. Starts: Jul 31, 10:00; Devín Castle. Admission: €4, €2 (seniors, children.). More info:

GASTRONOMY: Dinner in the Sky - Food from top chefs is possible to taste also in the air, at 50 metres above ground. This well-known which has already taken place in 40 countries, comes to Bratislava. A table for 22 people offers breakfast, lunch or dinner and also champagne and cocktails. Starts: the gastronomy event is underway and lasts until Jul 31; Tyršovo Waterfront. Admission: depends on the food. More info:

MARCH: Dúhový Pride Bratislava 2016/ - Rainbow Pride Bratislava 2016 - This is the sixth year of the Slovak LGBT march for  the rights and equality of the LGBTI community. A colourful walk through Bratislava includes LBGT people, their families and acquaintances. Starts: Jul 31, 13:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: citylife.

FESTIVAL: Katedrálny organový festival 2016 / The Cathedral Organ Festival 2016 - Renowned domestic and foreign organ virtuosos are a part of the seventh year of the international event The Cathedral Organ Festival in Bratislava. Seven concerts of the festival take place every thursday until September. The second concert of the festival is named Laudate Eum in Sono Tubae and is performed by Vladimír Kopec and Tibor Ďuriak. Starts: Aug 4, 19:00; Saint Martin Cathedral. Admission:  €8. 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: Aug 5, 20:00 (meeting), 21:00 (start); place behind the shopping center Aupark. Admission: free. More info:

OUTDOOR: Crazy Colours Bratislava - Supporters of colours and running can join the most colourful run, which takes place for the first time in Slovakia. Visitors can await a 5-km course with four colored zones. Every competitor will get a starter kit full of white gifts, original shirt or colour package. The event includes an accompanying programme and after-party with Slovak radio Europa 2. Starts: Aug 6, 15:00; Racecourse Petržalka, Starohájska 29. More info:

GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest: Stano Filko: Poetry in Space - Cosmos - Sunday Rest features an exhibition of Stano Filko, a member of the strong generation of Slovak conceptual artists. Filko has created his own artistic and theoretical system on the boundaries of several media in which he combines the universe, everyday reality, spirituality and many other motifs. This lecture provides everybody with a peek into his philosophy and several layers of his work. Starts: Aug 7, 16:00. Esterházy Palace, 3rd floor, Ľudovíta Štúra Square 4. Admission: free. More info:

OUTDOOR: Rytieri na Devíne/ Knights at Devín Castle – All-day event for children and also adults will transfer its visitors into the ancient period of knights, ladies and troubadours. The programme includes medieval games, historical fencing, historical dance or jousting tournament, but also other various experiences such as ancient shooting, a wooden horse, stalls selling souvenirs, refreshments and an oriental teahouse. Starts: Jul 7, 10:00, Devín Castle. Admission: €8. More info:


EXHIBITION: Stano Filko: Poézia o priestore - kozme/ Poetry on space - Cosmos - The exhibition presents creation of thinking of Stano Filko in the 1960s and 70s, enriched in recent works, layers of author’s intervention and retrospective semantic arrangement. The name of the exhibition created by three words, crucial for Stano Filko, is derived from the eponymous environment exhibited at EXPO 1970 in Osaka, Japan. It was the place where his previous artistic accomplishments and travel plans culminated. The exhibition presents more than 150 works and two archival binders with about 120 works. It is a multimedia exhibition and includes also sculptures, objects, sound-artworks on vinyl records and much more. Open: Tue - Wed, Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 12:00 - 20:00 until Sep 25, Esterházy Palace, 3th floor, atrium. 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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