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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between October 28 and November 6, including festivals, concerts, party, classical music, theatre, cinema, guided tour, exhibitions and more.

Muhai Tang, opening concert of the Slovak Philharmonic (Source: Courtesy of the SP)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Elán; Starts: Oct 28, 18:00
PARTY: Dj Krafty Kuts; Starts: Oct 28, 22:00
CONCERT: Yamato, the Drummers of Japan; Starts: Nov 2, 20:00
Theatre & Classical Music
FESTIVAL: Bratislava Mozart Festival 2016; Starts: the festival is underway and lasts until Oct 28
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Opening concert of the Slovak Philharmonic; Starts: Oct 28, 19:00
THEATRE: The Bride of the Ridge; Starts: Oct 28, 19:00
JAZZ MUSIC: Victor Wooten Trio ft. Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini; Starts: Nov 5, 19:00
Events
FILM FESTIVAL: Be2Can; Starts: the festival is underway and lasts until Oct 31
CINEMA: Japanese Film Festival; Starts: Nov 2 – 6, 18:00 (every film)
GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest: Dream × Reality; Starts: Nov 6, 16:00
FESTIVAL: Festival of Klezmer music; Starts: Nov 4, 19:00. Nov 7, 19:00
Exhibitions
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION: Dog show; Starts: Nov 5 - 6, 10:00
EXHIBITION: Esther Stocker; Open: Mon, Thu, Sun 12:00 - 19:00, Wed 12:00 - 20:00 until Nov 20
EXHIBITION: Graphic designer and illustrator, Alojz Pepich; Open: Tue – Sat 15:00 – 19:00 until Oct 29
Training
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday; Starts: Every other Tuesday, 17:50
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Wednesdays; Starts: Every Wednesday, 20:15
TRAINING: Pilates in English on Mondays; Starts: Every other Monday, 20:10
TRAINING: Belly Dance in English Mondays; Starts: Every Monday, 18:00
Highlights of the year
CONCERT: Jean-Michel Jarre; Starts: Nov 9, 20:00,Winter Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9
COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow in Bratislava; Starts: Nov 10, 20:00
FIGURE-SKATING SHOW: Kings on Ice – Plushenko, Joubert, Sabovčík; Starts: Nov 29, 19:00
CONCERT: José Carreras and his final world tour; Starts: December 8, 19:30
BALLET: Romeo and Julliet by Royal Russian Ballet; Starts: Dec 18, 19:00

Music & Dance

CONCERT: Elán – One of the most popular Slovak bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of their successful album Hodina slovenčiny/ Slovak lesson. Their tour is called Živých nás nedostanú/ They will not get us alive will present their famous Slovak hits, which have been known for generations. Starts: Oct 28, 18:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €17,90. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

PARTY: Dj Krafty Kuts - British breakbeat DJ named Krafty Kuts, who connects dub-step, hiphop, funk and soul to the original sketches and mixtures in his sets , comes to Bratislava in a series of Urban Parties. Starts: Oct 28, 22:00; Nu Spirit Club, Pasage Luxor, Štúrova 3. More info: www.nuspirit.sk

CONCERT: Yamato, the Drummers of Japan – Ensemble of artists, who have performed in more than 50 countries with their hypnotic rhythms that fully engage all the senses. The Japanese drums or Wadaiko were made from 400 year old trees. Starts: Nov 2, 20:00; Incheba Expo Arena. Admission: from €28. More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

FESTIVAL: Bratislava Mozart Festival 2016 - Mozart's oeuvres will be played in Bratislava within the framework of the Bratislava Mozart Festival 2016, which will be performed on historical music instruments. Visitors can enjoy various concerts. Starts: the festival is underway and lasts until Oct 28; Various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info: www.citylife.sk.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Opening concert of the Slovak Philharmonic – The 68th concert season of the Slovak Philharmonic starts with an opening concert which is led by Muhai Tang from Shanghai. The soloist is Israeli clarinettist, Sharon Kam. Starts: Oct 28, 19:00; Concert Hall of SP, Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €15,12. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

THEATRE: Nevesta hôľ/ The Bride of the Ridge - A masterpiece of Slovak naturism, the literary device by which Slovak literature was given a place in the European heights from František Švantner as the Slovak Gabriel García Márquez. The Bride of the Ridge offers a descent into the depths of natural instincts, primal passions and pagan rituals that run in our veins, whilst also providing an outlet for natural harmony and lyrical beauty. Starts: Oct 28, 19:00. SND New building, Drama Hall. More info: www.snd.sk.

JAZZ MUSIC: Victor Wooten Trio ft. Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini – American jazz funk composer, producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Victor Lemonte Wooten, five times Grammy award winner, presents his new trio, which was created in cooperation with drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Starts: Nov 5, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, Námestie SNP 14. Admission: from €19. More info: www.citysounds.sk

Events

FILM FESTIVAL: Be2Can -Presentation of winning films – The third year showing films which won awards at the famous film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlinale. Films will be shown in various cinemas in Bratislava and various topics and genres by international artists are on offer. Starts: the festival is underway and lasts until Oct 31; Various places. Admission: Depends on the film. More info: www.be2can.eu.http://www.be2can.eu

CINEMA: Japanese Film Festival – Presentation of five current films, which reflect various aspects of Japanese life in fictional form exploring tension, entertainment, the internal life of a little girl and films with historical motifs. Starts: Nov 2 – 6, 18:00 (every film); Kino Lumiére, Špitálska 4. Admission: free. More info: http://www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp.

GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest: Dream × Reality - The exhibition Dream × Reality | Art & Propaganda 1939 – 1945, maps various visual aspects of the Slovak State, which is one of the most controversial chapters of modern Slovak history. Lecturer Miroslava Urbanová will present the paradoxes of artistic operations at the time, the issue of propaganda, and other topics of the exhibition through various types of art media. Starts: Nov 6, 16:00; Esterházy Palace – 2 nd floor, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. Admission: free. More info: www.sng.sk.

FESTIVAL: The 13th year of the KlezMORE Festival is performed by the famous domestic band Preßburger Klezmer Band, but also showcases two significant international projects – The Timna Brauer & Elias Meiri Ensemble and eight klezmer musicians on the stage as part of the Semer Ensemble. Starts: Nov 4, 19:00. Nov 7, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, Kostol cirkvi bratskej . Admission: €12/ concert. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Exhibitions

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION: Dog show - Danube Duo Cacib, the second international dog show and competition for all breeds includes Junior Handling or Pre-Judging and the dogs will be awarded according to the categories, The most beautiful puppy, the most beautiful young dog and others. Starts: Nov 5 - 6, 10:00; Incheba Expo Arena. Admission: €2. More info: www.incheba.sk.

EXHIBITION: Esther Stocker - Italian artist Esther Stocker, who is focused on spatial abstraction and architecture, created this exhibition named Z budúcnosti/ From the Future. Its installations are composed of abstract paintings and sculptures, that are applied to architecture and public spaces. Open: Mon, Thu, Sun 12:00 - 19:00, Wed 12:00 - 20:00 until Nov 20. Kunsthalle Bratislava, Square SNP 12. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.sk.

EXHIBITION: Graphic designer and illustrator, Alojz Pepich – The exhibition was prepared for the occasion of the anniversary of this Slovak graphic designer and illustrator, who would have turned 90 this year. He came from Hriňová, central Slovakia and it presents his works. Open: Tue – Sat 15:00 – 19:00 until Oct 29. Gallery F7, Františkánske Square 7. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Training

TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday – Not a dance lesson, but rather a party which the organisers call the Zumba dance. Organised by Internationals Bratislava, a non-profit organisation that brings people together from all around the world living or visiting Bratislava, regardless of their cultural origin. Starts: Every other Tuesday, 17:50; Grosslingova 48, (Primary School of M.R. Štefánik) – second gate on the left. Admission: one-time charge – €4.5. More info: www.internationals.sk.

TRAINING: Yoga in English on Wednesdays - Hatha Yoga sessions every Wednesday, beginner's level. Reservations and own mats are not necessary. Fruit and water are free. Starts: Every Wednesday, 20:15. Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Admission: €6. More info: www.internationals.sk.

TRAINING: Pilates in English on Mondays - Lesson is guided in English and spots are limited so it is necessary to make a reservation in advance via info@internationals.sk. Bringing mats is not necessary. Showers, fruit, tea, water are free. Starts: Every other Monday, 20:10. Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Admission: €6,5. Motre info: www.internationals.sk.

TRAINING: Belly Dance in English Mondays - A beginer&intermediate level of belly dancing, the oldest form of dance, according to many experts, having roots in all ancient cultures from the orient to India to the middle east. Starts: Every Monday, 18:00. Dom kultúry Nivy/ Culture House Nivy. Admission: €6,5. More info: www.internationals.sk.

Highlights of the year

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: www.ticketportal.sk.

COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow – the Popular US comedian (Police Academy, Space Balls, Gremlins) will perform in Bratislava, bringing his show full of sound imitations, music, storytelling, and even a special version of the final battle scene from Star Wars. The show takes place in English, without interpretation. Starts: Nov 10, 20:00. Admission: €24-€44. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

FIGURE-SKATING SHOW: Kings on Ice – Russian figure skater and Olympic winner Evgeni Plushenko returns with his show also featuring skaters such as Brian Joubert and Slovak Jozef Sabovčík. Starts: Nov 29, 19:00. Ice Stadium Ondreja Nepelu, Odbojárov 9. Admission: €15-€59. More info: www.evgeni-plushenko.com.

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: www.ticketportal.sk.

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: www.ticketportal.sk.

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