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Tips for performances and other events in the capital between February 10 and 19, including party, chamber music festival, fair, stand-up comedy, quiz night, weekend of cynology, exhibitions and more.

Trip guided in English offers an evening bird walk, illustrative stock photo(Source: Ján Krošlák)

Music & Dance
SWING EVENING: Swing Valentine; Starts: Feb 11, 19:00
PARTY: Carnival; Starts: Feb 16, 21:30
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Valentine’s Day Concert; Starts: Feb 12, 16:00
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Jeruslam Quartet; Starts: Feb 17, 18, 19:00 (both days)
Events
COURSE: The spine and yoga; Starts: Course has already begun and lasts until Mar 28 (every Tuesday at 7:15)
FAIR: Interbeauty/ Wedding Fair/ Child and Family; Starts: Feb 10 – 11, Fri 10:00 – 19:00 and Sat 10:00 – 18:00
ART: Henna painting; Starts: Feb 11, 17:00
MEETING: This War of Mine; Starts: Feb 11, 17:00
STAND-UP COMEDY: Jamali Maddix; Starts: Feb 12, 20:00
QUIZ: Quiz Night; Starts: Feb 15, 19:00
OUTDOOR: Day full of owls; Starts: Feb 16, 19:30
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Archive of 110 selected press photos; Open: Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Feb 28
EXHIBITION: Poetical art for a disturbed era; Exhibition opens: Feb 14, 17:00; Tue - Fri 14:00 - 18:00 until Feb 28
EXHIBITION: Weekend of cynology; Starts: Feb 18, 7:30 - 19:00; Feb 19, 7:30 - 15:00
Training
TRAINING: Pilates in English three days a week; Starts: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 20:20 and Wednesday morning 7:15
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday; Starts: Every other Tuesday, 17:50
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Starts: Every Tuesday, 7:15 and Thursday 18:45
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

Music & Dance

SWING EVENING: Swing Valentine – The program of the event includes a live performance by the swing orchestra, Fats Jazz Band playing original music of the 20s and 40s on vintage musical instruments, free vintage photo corner with professional photographer and dance workshop. Dresscode not required, but styles from the 20s, 30s or 40s are welcomed. Starts: Feb 11, 19:00; V-klub, Square SNP 12. Admission: from €8. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

PARTY: Carnival – The coming season of masked balls brings the Internationals Bratislava Carnival party, which offers entertainment, music, dance and the chance to meet mysterious people in masks which will be provided for free if you don‘t have one. There will also be prizes for the seven best costumes but dressing up is not mandatory. Starts: Feb 16, 21:30; The Club, Rybné Square 1. Admission: girls free until 22:30, then €4,5; men whole night €6. More info: www.internationals.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Valentine’s Day Concert – A performance by the Slovak Chamber Orchestra led by Ewald Danel with Miriam Rodriguez-Brüllová playing guitar, will be dedicated to the day for people in love. The program includes oeuvres by musicians such as Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolo Paganini and Ľubica Malachovská Čekovská. Starts: Feb 12, 16:00; Small Hall of Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €8. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Jeruslam Quartet - The International festival of chamber music named Konvergencie/ Convergence is joined this year by the world famous string ensemble, the Jerusalem Quartet, who will perform oeuvres by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. Performers are: Alexander Pavlovsky – violin, Sergei Bresler – violin, Ori Kam – viol and Kyril Zlotnikov – cello. Starts: Feb 17, 18, 19:00 (both days); Big Concert Hall, Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €15. More info: www.konvergencie.sk.

Events

COURSE: The spine and yoga – This eight-week long yoga course is dedicated to those who have problems with their spine or feel pain there. It also offers knowledge about the anatomy of the spine, correct body posture and practical yoga positions. The course will be led by yoga instructor and physical therapist Andrea Minster. Starts: Course has already begun and lasts until Mar 28 (every Tuesday at 7:15); Darshana Yoga Studio - DYS, Štetinova 1. Admission: €80. More info: www.dys.sk.

FAIR: Interbeauty/ Wedding Fair/ Child and Family – The 32nd year of Interbeauty brings an overview of the beautification products and services available on the Slovak market. At the same time two other events are being held – the 12th year of the Svadobný veľtrh / Wedding Fair and the 5th year of the fair with a wide variety of services and products for child and family. Starts: Feb 10 – 11, Fri 10:00 – 19:00 and Sat 10:00 – 18:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3-7. Admission: €6. More info: www.incheba.sk.

ART: Henna painting – Those who would like to try the temporary decoration of their skin with henna, can join this event which will be hosted by Pakistani artist Seher Sultana. Starts: Feb 11, 17:00; Internationals Bratislava, Square SNP 22. Admission: €4 small size, €6 medium size and €8 large size. More info: www.internationals.sk.

MEETING: This War of Mine - This meeting is suitable for everyone who is interested in the gaming industry. The event includes the presentation of a marketing campaign for the game This War of Mine with its creators, which will be held in English. Starts: Feb 11, 17:00; Polish Institute, Square SNP 27. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com.

STAND-UP COMEDY: Jamali Maddix – The English stand-up comedian, who won the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award in 2014 and can be also seen on The John Bishop Show on BBC One comes to Bratislava with an event named Joke's On You. Starts: Feb 12, 20:00; Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 9. Admission: €8.50. More info: www.tootoot.co.

QUIZ: Quiz Night – The February occasion of the well-known quiz night brings another opportunity for its visitors to test their brain cells and knowledge in teams of four. This event will be accompanied by live music from Igor Pekárik. All questions will be stated in English. Starts: Feb 15, 19:00; Pub u Zeleného stromu, Obchodná 43 - 45. Admission: €5 (Registration needed in advance at internations.bratislava@gmail.com). More info: www.facebook.com.

OUTDOOR: Day full of owls – This trip guided in English offers an evening bird walk for those who are interested in the forest sounds around Bratislava at night. It should be possible to hear which species of owls live here and what their calls mean. Starts: Feb 16, 19:30; Železná studnička. Admission: €3.50. More info: www.watching.sk.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Archive of 110 selected press photos - Krzysztof Gierałtowski is a Polish photographer who has dedicated more than 30 years to taking portraits of personalities from Polish culture, science, politics and intelligence. His oeuvres can be seen in the exhibition named the Ring, which includes 110 selected archival black and white press photos of chosen people. Open: Mon – Thu 10.00–17.00, Fri 9.00–15.00 until Feb 28; The Polish Institute, Square SNP 27. Admission: free. More info: www.polinst.sk.

EXHIBITION: Poetical art for a disturbed era – This exhibition presents oeuvres by Hubert Wurth, Luxemburg painter and artist, who currently lives in Vienna. The exhibition is curated by Paul Bertemes. Exhibition opens: Feb 14, 17:00; Tue - Fri 14:00 - 18:00 until Feb 28; Roman Fecik Gallery, Zámočnícka 8. More info: www.romanfecikgallery.sk.

EXHIBITION: Weekend of cynology – Dog lovers can join three exhibitions held over two days, which are dedicated to cynology: The World exhibition of Slovak national breeds, The Victory show, The National exhibition of all dog breeds. Starts: Feb 18, 7:30 - 19:00; Feb 19, 7:30 - 15:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3 – 7. More info: www.incheba.sk.

Training

TRAINING: Pilates in English three days a week– The class of Mindfulness Pilates held in English is suitable for everyone. The class is limited to 10 persons, so reservation is needed in advance: info@internationals.sk. Starts: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 20:20 and Wednesday morning 7:15; Internationals Bratislava, Square SNP 22. Admission: €8,5 (one-time charge). More info: www.internationals.sk.

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, 19:30; Centrum Radosť, Lýcejná 4. Admission: €6 (one-time charge). More info: www.internationals.sk.

TRAINING: Yoga in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Hatha Yoga sessions every Wednesday, beginner's level. Reservations and own mats are not necessary. Fruit and water are free. Starts: Every Tuesday, 7:15 and Thursday 18:45; Internationals Bratislava, Square SNP 22. Admission: €7,5 (one-time charge). More 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.EtnoDance, Súťažná 18. Admission: €6,5 (one-time charge). More info: www.internationals.sk.

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

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: www.eventim.sk.

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: www.ticketportal.sk.

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: www.ticketportal.sk.

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