Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between January 13 and 22, including concerts, classical music, dance, competition, quiz, exhibition and more.

Małgorzata Mirga-TasMałgorzata Mirga-Tas (Source: On the Border)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Duke Bluebeard; Starts: Jan 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Jazz Belles; Starts: Jan 13, 20:00
CONCERT: Retro vinyl oldies party; Starts: Jan 13, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Wagner, Prokofiev, Brahms, Strauss; Starts: Jan 13, 19:00
DANCE: Slovak Dances; Starts: Jan 18, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rachmaninoff, Bartók and Prokofiev; Starts: Jan 19, 19:00
GASTRONOMY: Winter Food Festival; Starts: Jan 13 – Feb 15
COMPETITION: Game tournament; Starts: Jan 14, 18:00
ART: Hennah painting; Starts: Jan 15, 17:40
QUIZ: Quiz Night; Starts: Jan 18, 19:00
EXHIBITION: On the Border; Open: Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Jan 31
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
SHOW: Cirque du Soleil; Starts: Apr 27 – 30
CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae; Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30

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Music & Dance

CONCERT: Duke Bluebeard – Folk-pop musician Duke Bluebeard comes to Bratislava from Budapest. The first full-length album of this singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was released in March 2016 and is titled Friend or Foe. Starts: Jan 13, 19:00; Satori stage, Mickiewiczova 9. Admission: €4. More info:

CONCERT: Jazz Belles – A project presented by two female conservatory students includes jazz music mixed with elements of latino music, soul and blues. Performers are Juliána Gazdagová on saxophone, singer Zuzka Kováčová and Tomáš Regina on piano. Starts: Jan 13, 20:00; Bon Bon Jazz Bar, Štefánikova 31. 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 13, 19:00; Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €11,80. More info:

DANCE: Slovak Dances - Sixteen orchestral suite dances by Slovak composer and musician Peter Breiner, who currently lives in New York, based on Slovak folk songs and similar suites by other composers. The performances are choreographed and directed by Natália Horečná. Performers are Romina Kołodziej, Damián Šimko, Peter Dedinský, Yuki Kaminaka and others. Starts: Jan 18, 19:00; Hall of Opera and Ballet, the new building of SND, Pribinova 17. Admission: from €10. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rachmaninoff, Bartók and Prokofiev – The music composed by three musicians - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Béla Bartók and Sergei Prokofiev will be performed by the Slovak Philharmonic Choir, conducted by George Pehlivanian, with Mátyás Antal as choirmaster and two soloists – Otokar Klein and Zsolt Haja. Starts: Jan 19, 19:00; Concert Hall of Slovak Philharmonic, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €13, 10. 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:

COMPETITION: Game tournament – The TowerFall Tournament 2v2 is a competition, which will be held in pairs. The event is suitable for game lovers, who will have an opportunity to play Towerfall Ascension or Towerfall Ascension in PS4 and Nidhogg in PC. Starts: Jan 14, 18:00; Satori stage, Mickiewiczova 9. More info:

ART: Hennah painting – Those who would like to try temporary decoration of their skin with hennah, can join this event which will be created by Pakistani artist Seher Sultana. Starts: Jan 15, 17:40; Square SNP 22. Admission: €4 small size, €6 medium size and €8 large size. More info:

QUIZ: Quiz Night – Visitors of the well-known quiz night can again test their brain cells and knowledge in teams of four. This event will be accompanied by live music and all questions will be stated in English. Starts: Jan 18, 19:00; Pub u Zeleného stromu, Obchodná 43 - 45. Admission: €5 (Registration needed in advance at More info:


EXHIBITION: On the Border – The first exhibition of this year at the gallery of the Polish Institute presents Roma artist and painter Małgorzata Mirga-Tas. The main topic of her exhibition called Na pomedzí/ On the Border, is the life of the Roma people, who are depicted in her colourful oeuvres in an abstract and decorative way. Open: Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Jan 31; The Polish Institute, Square SNP 27. Admission: free. 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:

SHOW: Cirque du Soleil – The well-known international artistic group, Cirque du Soleil, comes again to Slovakia and for the first time they present their seven performances of the story named Varekai. It begins with a scene about a lonely man who flies down from the sky to wander around the border of reality and absurdity in a world, where miracles happen. Starts: Apr 27 – 30; Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. Admission: from €39. 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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