Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between August 12 and 21, including classical music, concerts, outdoor, workshop, party, games and more.

Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My ValentineWelsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine (Source: Courtesy of Ticketportal)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Aug 12, 19, 18:00
CONCERT: J&zz Bellez; Starts: Aug 12, 20:00
PARTY: Duplo; Starts: Aug 12 - 14
CONCERT: Erik Rothenstein Band; Starts: Aug 13, 18:00
CONCERT: Evening Tango Nuevo; Starts: Aug 17, 19:00
CONCERT: Slayer, Bullet for my Valentine and Unearth; Starts: Aug 17, 15:00
WORLD MUSIC: Retinue; Starts: Aug 19, 19:00
Theatre & Clasical Music
CONCERT: 500 Years of Harp; Starts: Aug 15, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Kronos Quartet; Starts: Aug 19, 20:00
OUTDOOR: Bratislava - inline 2016; Starts: Aug 12, 19, 20:00 (meeting), 21:00 (start)
GAMES: Playground on Danube; Starts: Aug 14, 18:00
WORKSHOP: Painting in Nature; Starts: Aug 13
TRAINING: Training under the trees in the Medical Garden; Starts: Aug 16, 17:00 (Yoga), Aug 16 and 18, 10:00, 17:00 (Pilakalajoga)
LECTURE: Discover the nature of mind; Starts: Aug 19 - 21
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: December 8, 19:30
BALLET: Romeo and Julliet; Starts: Dec 18, 19:00

Music & Dance

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, started in 1995. They have performed at various events including Slovak and European concerts of classical music and also music festivals. Starts: Aug 12, 18:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square; Aug 19, 18:00, Michalská street 26. More info:

CONCERT: J&zz Bellez - Young talented duo of students of conservatory, J&Zz Belles presents music by jazz greats in interesting adaptations with elements of latino music, soul and blues. Members of the project are: Zuzana Kováčová (vocals, saxophone), Juliána Gazdagová (saxophone). Accompanied by pianist Gabriel Jonas. Starts: Aug 12, 20:00; Film Cafe, Vysoká 27. Admission: free. More info:

PARTY: Duplo - Two days of music with an international cast combines experimental and dance music into a colourful unit. Program includes performers such as Graal (FR), Sacrifice Seul (FR), Eugene The Oceanographer /UK, Errant Monks /UK, Bolka (SK) and resident DJs. Starts: Aug 12 - 14; Fuga, Square SNP 24. More info:

CONCERT: Erik Rothenstein band - A group with baritone saxophonist Erik Rothenstein performs in the square near Eurovea in the framework of Culture Summer. Their music feels fresh, sometimes with dance sequences that are also replaced by expressive solos. Members are Erik Rothenstein (baritone saxophone) Michal Motýľ (bass trombone), Pavol Bereza (guitar), Marián Ševčík (drums). Starts: Aug 13, 18:00; Square M. R. Štefánika, Eurovea Shopping Centre, Pribinova 8. More info:

CONCERT: Večer Tango Nuevo/ Evening Tango Nuevo - The concert is performed by  Ivana Ecetová Trio, which consists of  a trinity of professional artists. They present especially passionate temperament and nostalgic music from South America - Argentine tango. Performers are: Ivana Ecetová (vocals), Iveta Vojtušová (violin) and Matúš Ferko (piano). Starts: Aug 17, 19:00, Eurovea. More info:

CONCERT: Slayer, Bullet for my Valentine and Unearth - Three well-known groups perform together in Bratislava: American thrash metal legend Slayer, Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine and American Unearth, that plays also heavy metal. Starts: Aug 17, 15:00; AEGON Arena. Admission: €45. More info:

WORLD MUSIC: Družina/ Retinue - A group from Banská Bystrica, central Slovakia, has represented Slovakia in the category of world music for more than ten years and released three albums. The latest is titled “Neni dobre/ Not Good”. Members are: Danka Ferienčíková, Miťa Almášiová (vocals), Aty Béreš (bass guitar), Tomáš "Hollub" Krista (drums), Adam Mičinec (guitar, mandolin), Marek Konček (violin), Janko Šimiak (whistles, fujara). Starts: Aug 19, 19:00, Bratislava - City Walls. More info:

Theatre & Clasical Music

CONCERT: 500 rokov harfy/ 500 Years of Harp - Harpist Michal Matejčík from Žilina, central Slovakia, has accompanied Depeche Mode, has played in the Vienna State Opera or performed with international operatic pop vocal group Il Divo. Starts: Aug 15, 19:00; Theatre Stoka, Košická 37. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Kronos Quartet - The ensemble Kronos Quartet belongs to the world’s most famous string quartets and performs as part of the Viva Musica! Festival 2016. During their more than 40 years of existence they have released more than 50 records, played thousands of concerts and sold more than 1,5 million albums. Members are: David Harrington (first violin), John Sherba (second violin), Hank Dutta (viol) and Sunny Yang (cello). Starts: Aug 19, 20:00; Great Evangelical Church, Panenská street. Admission: €9 - €49. 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 12, 19, 20:00 (meeting), 21:00 (start); place behind the shopping center Aupark or behind the New SND building. Admission: free. More info:

GAMES: Ihrysko v Dunaji/ Playground on Danube - Every second Sunday changes KC Dunaj into a board games playground. Trained instructors will help with the games selection and explain the rules. An evening full of fun with games like Dixit, Carcassone, Dobble, Slovenský a český film (Slovak and Czech Film), Activity, Kaleidoskop, Adios Amigos, 7 Divov sveta (7 Wonders), Timeline, Bylo nebylo, Duch!, Jungle Speed, Heckmeck – červíky na grile and many others. Starts: Aug 14, 18:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €1. More info:

WORKSHOP: Maľba v prírode/ Painting in Nature - Visitors will have the possibility to paint a landscape directly in the field by technique of oil painting on canvas. Summer programme of workshops is held every Saturday afternoon on selected dates in different places around Bratislava. Starts: Aug 13; Čierna voda/ Black Water. Admission: 40 and price of canvas according to size. More info: (, +421 949 195 188).

TRAINING: Cvičenie pod stromami v Medickej záhrade/ Training under the trees in the Medical Garden – Bratislava Old Town district has offered for several years regular trainings with instructors of Yoga, Chi Kung, and Pilates. A limited number of mattresses are available and in case of bad weather the training is not held. Starts: Aug 16, 17:00 (Yoga), Aug 16 and 18, 10:00, 17:00 (Pilakalajoga), Medical Garden, 29. Augusta 12. Admission: free. More info:

LECTURE: Spoznaj podstatu mysle/ Discover the nature of mind - Dzogchen is the tradition of ancient teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. Čhögjal Namkhai Norbu is regarded as one of its greatest living masters and he returns to Slovakia after 14 years. Starts: Aug 19 - 21; HANT Aréna - ŠH Pasienky, Trnavská cesta 29. Admission: voluntary (Recommended contribution is €108). 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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