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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between March 10 and 19, including concerts, parties, outdoor, workshop, course, festivals, exhibitions and more.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (Source: Courtesy of Ticketportal)

Music & Dance
PARTY: Retro; Starts: Mar 10, 21:00
PARTY: Hawaiian party; Starts: Mar 16, 21:30
FESTIVAL: Blues music; Starts: Mar 18, 16:30
CONCERT: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox; Starts: Mar 18, 20:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: Solamente Naturali in SNG; Starts: Mar 12, 18:15
Events
DISCUSSION/ WORKSHOP: Experience Conference; Starts: Mar 9 – 10
OUTDOOR: Walking; Starts: Mar 11, 7:30 – 8:30
FESTIVAL: Radio_Head Awards; Starts: Mar 12, 20:00
COURSE: Drawing course (in English); Starts: Mar 13, 20 and 27, all days from 17:00
BIG SCREEN: Evening with Japanese Animation; Starts: Mar 15, 17:30
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: English Speaking Theatre; Starts: Mar 16 – 17
WORKSHOP: Making macaroons; Starts: Mar 17, 17:00
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: IWD / Paintings by Contemporary Women; Open: Tue - Fri 13:00 - 18:00 until Apr 21
EXHIBITION: Penetrations of Polish and Slovak cinematography; Exhibition opens: Mar 3, Mon - Thu 9:00 - 17:00, Fri 9:00 - 15:00 and lasts until Mar 31
EXHIBITION: Playing Hide and Law; Exhibition opens: Mar 10, 18:00; Wed - Sat 14:00 - 19:00and lasts until May 13
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

PARTY: Retro – Lovers of rock´n´roll, disco, music of 70s and 80s or just those who would like to enjoy and dance to this legendary music can look forward to the energetic Czech band The Fireballs and three DJs - Arnoštko, Babika and Frenky. The atmosphere, activities and decorations will be in tune with the sounds. Starts: Mar 10, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €7. More info: www.facebook.com.

PARTY: Hawaiian party – This event will be Hawaiian style including floral wreaths, exotic dancers and a welcome drink. Those arriving before midnight can win various prizes. Starts: Mar 16, 21:30; The Club Bratislava, Rybné Square 1. Admission: Girls before 22:30 for free and after that – €4.5, men whole night for €6. More info: www.internationals.sk.

FESTIVAL: Blues music - Livin' blues 2017 is the name of the 25th year of the international festival, which is dedicated to blues and rhythm&blues. This year’s headliner will be the American guitarist, Lord Bishop Rocks, but the program will include musicians such as Slovak singer Silvia Josifoska, the group P.P. BAND, the group Žalman Brothers Band and Bluesweiser. Starts: Mar 18, 16:30; House of Culture Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €11 (in advance), €14 (on the door). More info: www.citylife.sk.

CONCERT: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - American musician, pianist, and arranger Scott Bradlee is well-known as a founder of the Postmodern Jukebox - a rotating music collective playing popular modern music reworked in different vintage genres. They will perform in our capital at the project of City Sounds of Bratislava, which presents famous musicians. Starts: Mar 18, 20:00; Refinery Gallery, Vlčie Hrdlo. Admission: from €26. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

CONCERT: Solamente Naturali in SNG – A cycle of early music on historical instruments. Musica poetica da camera presents young talents in an ensemble led by Solamente Naturali. On this occasion they will perform oeuvres by Kapsberger, Galli, Gastoldi, Guami and other pieces. The concert will be led by Miloš Valent. Starts: Mar 12, 18:15. Esterházy Palace, Square Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Admission: €4. More info: www.sng.sk.

Events

DISCUSSION/ WORKSHOP: Experience Conference – The two-day long international conference is dedicated to user experience, design and digital innovations. The purpose of the conference is to open a discussion between researchers, designers, developers and business executives from different industries about the best user-centred practices. Starts: Mar 9 – 10, Waterworks Museum. Admission: €299 (conference), €79 (workshop). More info: www.exconf.com.

OUTDOOR: Walking – Lovers of the outdoors and fresh air may wish to join the 40km walk which begins at the Swimming Pool Zbojníčka in Rača and travels through Biely Kríž - Košarisko - Pajštún - Borinka - Marianka – Pekná cesta - Kamzík – Bratislava and finishes at Nagy's Restaurant (Furmanská viecha) in the evening. Starts: Mar 11, 7:30 – 8:30; Bratislava-Rača, Swimming Pool Zbojníčka. More info: www.slovensko.rtvs.sk.

FESTIVAL: Radio_Head Awards - The award ceremony for the Slovak music Radio_Head Awards, created by Rádio_FM, the third circuit of RTVS is held for the ninth time. The competition categories are, for example, Single of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Debut of the Year in various genres. After the ceremony there will be an Official After Party in the Nu Spirit Club. Starts: Mar 12, 20:00; The Old Market Hall, Square SNP 25. Admission: €8. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

COURSE: Drawing course (in English) – Portrait drawing is suitable for everyone from beginners to intermediates and includes three four-hour sessions on the basics of realistic portrait drawing. No previous experience is required. Desk easels, all drawing materials and refreshements are provided. The course is delivered by an Australian sculptor Robert Stollar. Starts: Mar 13, 20 and 27, all days from 17:00; Galeria ZIV, Trenčianska 53. Admission: €250. More information: www.ziv.sk.

BIG SCREEN: Evening with Japanese Animation – The event includes a screening of three Japanese animation movies and a discussion with Yuichim Ito, a member of the Japan Animation Association. Films will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles. Starts: Mar 15, 17:30; Kino Mladosť, Hviezdoslavovo Square 17. Admission: free. More info: www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: English Speaking Theatre – This is the second year of the International Festival of English Speaking Theatre, which will also host performers from neighbouring countries – Hungary and the Czech republic. The event includes an interactive workshop of acting too. Starts: Mar 16 – 17; V-klub, Square SNP 12. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info: www.nocka.sk.

WORKSHOP: Making macaroons – This masterclass course will be held in English and offers an opportunity to learn how to make traditional French macaroons under the supervision of a French chef. Everything made during the course may be taken home. Maximum participation is eight people. Starts: Mar 17, 17:00; Boulanger&Patissiere studio, Ľ. Fullu 62. Admission: €30. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: IWD / Paintings by Contemporary Women – The exhibition curated by Ľuboš Lehotský includes oeuvres by female artists: Klára Bočkayová, Veronika Ronaiová, Jana Farmanová, Dorota Sadovská, Alexandra Barth and Kristína Bukovčáková. Open: Tue - Fri 13:00 - 18:00 until Apr 21; White & Weiss Contemporary Art Gallery, Grösslingová 50. More info: www.whiteweiss.com.

EXHIBITION: Penetrations of Polish and Slovak cinematography – The exhibition includes movie posters, which are a reminder for the public of the cooperation between Polish and Slovak cinematography. All the displayed posters come from the collection of the Slovak Film Institute in Bratislava. Exhibition opens: Mar 3, Mon - Thu 9:00 - 17:00, Fri 9:00 - 15:00 and lasts until Mar 31. More info: www.polinst.sk.

EXHIBITION: Playing Hide and Law – The exhibition is curated by Avi Feldman and the participating artists are Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Burak Arikan, Ariella Azoulay, Dalibor Bača, Tali Keren, Alona Rodeh and Carey Young. Playing Hide and Law seeks to expose the latent power of the law. Exhibition opens: Mar 10, 18:00; Wed - Sat 14:00 - 19:00 and lasts until May 13; Transit.sk, Beskydská 12. More info: www.facebook.com.

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.

Topic: Bratislava


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