Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between January 29 and February 5, including parties, concert, classical music, film festival, bazaar, screening, recitation, exhibitions and more.

Organ Concerts under the Pyramid, illustrative stock photo.Organ Concerts under the Pyramid, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Tomáš Benedikovič)

Music & Dance
PARTY: Rock'n'Roll Night; Starts: Jan 27, 21:00
PARTY: Balkan Bashavel; Starts: Jan 27, 21:00
PARTY: Indie music; Starts: Feb 3, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Concerts under the Pyramid; Starts: Jan 29, 10:30
CONCERT: Jose González & The String Theory; Starts: Jan 29, 19:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Brahms, Martinů, Franck; Starts: Jan 31, 19:00
FILM FESTIVAL: Scandinavian movies; Starts: Festival has already begun and lasts until 29
OUTDOOR: Hiking in Little Fatra; Starts: Jan 27 - 29
STAND-UP COMEDY: Tom Allen; Jan 27, 20:00
BAZAAR: Clothes and accessories; Starts: Jan 28, 10:00
SCREENING: Youth; Starts: Jan 28, 15:30
RECITATION: Poetry Slam; Starts: Feb 3, 18:00
EXHIBITION: Three exhibitions; Open: Jan 27, 13:00 – 18:00; Jan 28, 9:00 – 18:00; Jan 29, 9:00 – 17:00
EXHIBITION: On the Border; Open: Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Jan 31
GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest; Starts: Feb 5, 16:00
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

PARTY: Rock'n'Roll Night – Evening in the sign of rock'n'roll music will be accompanied by Bratislava trio named The Cellmates inspired by American music of the 50s of the 20th century and group of vinyl enthusiasts from the same city - The Ugly Selectors. Together with them, also Czech energetic band called Vees will join the event. Starts: Jan 27, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info:

PARTY: Balkan Bashavel – Lovers of warm weather can join Balkan Bashavel, which offers Balkan beats to warm you during this winter evening. Brought by Slovak DJ duo Malata, Roma big band Sendreiovci, DJ Dr.Tesla and DJ Hrajnoha. Starts: Jan 27, 21:00; V – klub, Square SNP 12. More info:

PARTY: Indie music – The Indietronica event includes an invite to the party of two resident DJs Diablo & Krto with music from the 80s, but also other genres such as indie, glamour and electropop and a four-member indierock group Talkshow, that will showcase songs from their upcoming album. Starts: Feb 3, 21:00; KC Dunaj˜, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info:

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Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Organ Concerts under the Pyramid – This is the 20th year of the organ concert cycle, which is held from January until June 2017. The first concert is performed by French musician, Olivier Latry, who will offer a program consisting mostly of songs by French composers such as Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Louis Vierne and Charles-Marie Vidor. Starts: Jan 29, 10:30; Big Concert Hall, the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: free. More info:

CONCERT: José González & The String Theory – Argentinian-Swedish singer and songwriter, who also play on guitar and devotes to the genre indie folk, will present his creation accompanied by orchestra named The String Theory during their second European tour. Starts: Jan 29, 19:00; The Old Market Hall, Square SNP 25. Admission: from €25. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Brahms, Martinů, Franck – An event full of music by three famous composers: Johannes Brahms, Bohuslav Martinů and César Franck, which will be performed by Marian Lapšanský playing piano and Michaela Fukačová on cello Starts: Jan 31, 19:00; Small Hall of SP, Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €10. More info:


FILM MESTIVAL: Scandinavian movies – The third part of the Festival of Nordic movies brings with itself a current filmmaking from the Nordic cinematography named Scandi, that is organized by the Nordic cinematography. This time spectators will have a possibility to choose from the latest films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Starts: Jan 25 – 29; Various cinemas. Admission: Depends on the movie. More info:

OUTDOOR: Hiking in Little Fatra – Whole weekend trip to mountain range situated in the Western Carpathians in the north-west of Central Slovakia named Malá Fatra/ Little Fatra is suitable for everyone, who admire nature, hiking, mountains and also night in the cabin in the mountains and currently also winter during this season. Starts: Jan 27 - 29; Žilina and later Terchová and Malá Fatra. Admission: €68. More info:

STAND-UP COMEDY: Tom Allen - Several times award winning English comedian, actor, and writer Tom Allen, who has already performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal, London’s Soho Theatre and New York’s UCB Theatre, comes to Bratislava with his comedy show Joke's On You. Starts: Jan 27, 20:00; Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 9. Admission: €8.50 online and €10 at the gate. More info:

BAZAAR: Clothes and accessories - Selling and purchasing people, clothes, jewellery, accessories and enthusiasm from the shopping atmosphere will be brought by this January bazaar. Starts: Jan 28, 10:00; The Old Market Hall, Square SNP 25. Admission: free. More info:

SCREENING: Youth – The original version of the film from 2015 directed by Paolo Sorrentino is about Fred – a retired composer and conductor and Mick – a still working film director, two old friends, who are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Starts: Jan 28, 15:30; Kino Lumière, Špitálska 4. Admission: €4.50. More info:

RECITATION: Poetry Slam – This is another event of the English Poetry Slam in Bratislava, which is organised by a student of the LEAF Academy and the creator of Fountain Poetry, Florian Niederseer. This literary competition in which poets compete against each other, is named "The Inkwell Poetry Slam" this time round. Starts: Feb 3, 18:00; Kalab, Zámocká 5. More info:


EXHIBITION: Three exhibitions – Lovers of travelling, hunting or other activities can join three exhibitions held at the same time: 23th year of the International fair of travel named ITF Slovakiatour, 24th international specialized exhibition dedicated to Hunting and Leisure and 9th Wellness and Fitness exhibition. Open: Jan 27, 13:00 – 18:00; Jan 28, 9:00 – 18:00; Jan 29, 9:00 – 17:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3 – 7. Admission: €6. 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:

GUIDED TOUR: Sunday Rest - 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: Feb 5, 16:00; Esterházy Palace – 2nd floor, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. 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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