Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between January 6 and 15, including concerts, classical music, ballet, meditation, course of Slovak language and more.

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Music & Dance
CONCERT: Indie music; Starts: Jan 6, 21:00
CONCERT: Me and My Drummer; Starts: Jan 10, 20:00
CONCERT: Retro vinyl oldies party; Starts: Jan 13, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Wagner, Prokofiev, Brahms, Strauss; Starts: Jan 12, 13, 19:00 both days
BALLET: Swan Lake; Starts: Jan 12, 2017, 19:30
OUTDOOR: Polar bears; Starts: Jan 8, 12:00
FESTIVAL: International festival; Starts: Jan 8, 15:30
WORKSHOP: Meditation; Starts: Jan 8, 18:00
COURSE: Let’s learn Slovak; Starts: Jan 11, 17:45
GASTRONOMY: Winter Food Festival; Starts: Jan 13 – Feb 15
EXHIBITION: Cosmos Discovery; Open: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 18:30 until Jan 8 2017
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
SHOW: Ceasar Millan; Starts: Mar 25, 2017, 19:30
COMEDY SHOW: Michael Winslow; Starts: Apr 1, 20:00
CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae; Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30

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Music & Dance

CONCERT: Indie music – An evening for lovers of indie and rock genres brings Czech group The Prostitutes, who will present their latest album from 2016 named Zum Passer. Following them, the Indietronica residents - DJ duo Diablo & Krto will be appearing. Starts: Jan 6, 21:00; Dunaj˜, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info:

CONCERT: Me and My Drummer – Singer and keyboardist Charlotte Brandi and her drummer Matz Pröllochs from Berlin, return to Bratislava after 9 months with not only the music from their latest album named Love Is a Fridge but also with their older hits. Starts: Jan 10, 20:00, Randal Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: from €12. More info:

CONCERT: Retro vinyl oldies party – A Slovak group named Funny Fellows, which plays swing music, takes their audience back in time with their performance on period instruments. The evening will continue with three DJs. Starts: Jan 13, 21:00; Dunaj˜, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €7. More info:

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Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Wagner, Prokofiev, Brahms, Strauss – The Slovak Philharmonic led by Sergey Neller with Juraj Čižmarovič on violin will perform oeuvres by four composers: Johannes Brahms, Sergei Prokofiev, Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. Starts: Jan 12, 13, 19:00 both days; Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €11,80. More info:

BALLET: Swan Lake - the ballet choreographed by the world-famous St. Petersburg Festival Ballet will visit three European cities including Bratislava, where they will come for the first time. The big performance of the 70 member ballet company dances to the music of classical music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Starts: Jan 12, 2017, 19:30; Incheba - Expo Aréna, hall C. Admission: from 20. More info:


OUTDOOR: Polar bears – The Winter swimming competition in the Danube organised by the Civic Association Ľadové Medvede, Bratislava/ Polar Bears, Bratislava is being held for the 19th time. Disciplines consist of 100 and 100 metres by the flow of the Danube and once through the flow from the Petržalka side of the river. Starts: Jan 8 (deadline for applications is Jan 4 -, 12:00; Restaurant Prazdroj, Mostová 8. Admission: from €8. More info:

FESTIVAL: International festival – The program for the first festival organised by a group of people called Internationals Bratislava includes free training held in a new community center. Starts: Jan 8, 15:30; Square SNP 22. Admission: free (Reservations at More info:

WORKSHOP: Meditation – The course is dedicated to beginners or intermediates, who are fans of meditation and would like to try and apply it for various reasons. The workshop named Introduction to practical meditation and conscious realization, encourages a discussion about the meditation itself and its causes. Starts: Jan 8, 18:00; Yoga House, Panenská 33. Admission: €13. Reservations needed in advance. More info:

COURSE: Let’s learn Slovak – Trial lesson of the course named Naučme sa po slovensky/ Let’s learn Slovak brings an opportunity to experience learning the Slovak language for beginners. The course will officially start on Jan 16, last for 56 hours in total, two times per week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 17:45 to 19:15 in groups of 6-12 persons. Starts: Jan 11, 17:45; Square SNP 22. Admission: free, Reservation needed at More info:

GASTRONOMY: Winter Food Festival – The festival is held in chosen top restaurants around Slovakia and will offer its customers professional service and tasty food. The fifth year of this gastronomic event presents to everyone the opportunity to try meals in top class, expensive restaurants in Slovakia for lower prices. Starts: Jan 13 – Feb 15; various restaurants in Slovakia. Admission: from €10. More info:


EXHIBITION: Cosmos Discovery – The world exhibition of cosmonautics named Cosmos Discovery presents hundreds of exhibits dedicated to firsts in space flight and visitors can get to know the stories about the people who crossed the border of our atmosphere. Open: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 18:30 until Jan 8 2017; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3 – 7. Admission: €14. More info:


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:

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:

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 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:

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:

Highlights of the year

SHOW: Ceasar Millan - Kynolog and dog trainer Ceasar Millan will visit Bratislava within his European tour called the Ceasar Millan Live Tour 2017. He and his four-legged companions will visit 15 chosen cities in 10 countries. Starts: Mar 25, 2017, 19:30; Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €45. More info:

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: Apr 1, 20:00. Admission: €24-€44. More info:

CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae - British violin virtuoso Vanessa-Mae comes back to Bratislava after ten years and her performance will be accompanied by 40 Czech musicians from the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, Prague including vocalists. Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €29,90. More info:

CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli – One of the greatest artists of Opera, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, has recorded 15 studio albums and three Greatest hits albums over his more than 25-year-long career. The holder of the Golden Globe in the category of song for The Prayer in the animated film The Magic Sword, who last year released his most recent album named Cinema, comes to Bratislava. Starts: Nov 19, 19:30; Winter Arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €99. More info:

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