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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between March 17 and 26, including concerts, classical music, festivals, workshop, course, trade show, exhibitions and more.

Festival Mountains and City(Source: Kevin Jorges)

Music & Dance
FESTIVAL: Blues music; Starts: Mar 18, 16:30
CONCERT: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox; Starts: Mar 18, 20:00
CONCERT: Tosca & Jimmy Pé; Starts: Mar 25, 20:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ludwig van Beethoven; Starts: Mar 23, 19:00
Events
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: English Speaking Theatre; Starts: Mar 16 – 17
WORKSHOP: Making macaroons; Starts: Mar 17, 17:00
COURSE: Drawing course (in English); Starts: Mar 20 and 27
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Adventure films from the mountains; Starts: Mar 22 – 26
MULTIGENRE FESTIVAL: AnimeShow & Game Expo 2017; Starts: Mar 24 – 26
SHOW: Ceasar Millan; Starts: Mar 25, 2017, 19:30
GASTRONOMY: Vegan Dinner; Starts: Mar 26, 17:00
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: IWD / Paintings by Contemporary Women; Open: Tue - Fri 13:00 - 18:00 until Apr 21
EXHIBITION: Playing Hide and Law; Exhibition opens: Mar 10, 18:00; Wed - Sat 14:00 - 19:00and lasts until May 13
EXHIBITION: Otis Laubert; Open: Tue – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Mar 22
TRADE SHOW: Construction and architecture; Open: Mar 22 – 25, 9:00 – 18:00
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
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

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.

CONCERT: Tosca & Jimmy Pé – An electronic music project – The duo Tosca, which was created by two friends from Vienna - Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, will present their latest album called "Going Going Going". The evening will be complemented with a performance by Slovak musician Jimmy Pé. Starts: Mar 25, 20:00; Majestic music club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €23. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ludwig van Beethoven – Oeuvres by the famous German composer will be presented by the Slovak Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic Choir led by Bertrand de Billy. The Choirmaster is Thomas Lang and performers are: Emma Pearson (soprano), Hermine Haselböck (alto), Pavol Bršlík (tenor) and Peter Mikuláš (bass). Starts: Mar 23, 19:00; Slovak Philharmonic - Reduta, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €15, 12. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

Events

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.

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 20 and 27, all days from 17:00; Galeria ZIV, Trenčianska 53. Admission: €250. More information: www.ziv.sk.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Adventure films from the mountains – The 18th year of the Festival named Hory a mesto/ Mountains and City will present climbers, who achieved or even beat the world records, a competitive film review, which will include 12 Slovak movies, well-known Slovak directors and various presentations. Starts: Mar 22 – 26; Cinema City, Aupark. Admission: from €3 for screening. More info: www.horyamesto.sk.

MULTIGENRE FESTIVAL: AnimeShow & Game Expo 2017 – This is the tenth year of the AnimeShow 2017, festival, which is aimed at Anime, manga, Japanese culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy and Kpop. Workshops, lectures, movie screenings and competitions are included too. Simultaneously with this action, the ninth year of the international exhibition, which is dedicated to various kinds of games - Game Expo 2017, will also be held. Starts: Mar 24 – 26; House of Culture Ružinov, Ružinovská 28. Admission: €16, 90. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

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.

GASTRONOMY: Vegan Dinner – This event allows visitors to meet people with similar hobbies and interests and maybe with similar tastes. Visitors will be able to share their favourite recipes and tips. Conditions of the evening include bringing a vegan meal and buying at least one drink at the bar. Cutlery is not needed. Starts: Mar 26, 17:00; Satori stage, Mickiewiczova 9. Admission: free. More info: www.satoristage.eu.

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: 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.

EXHIBITION: Otis Laubert – Slovak artist Otis Laubert, who currently lives and creates his oeuvres in Bratislava belongs to the founding generation of conceptual art in the former Czechoslovakia. His works are presented by the collection of the Roman Fecik Gallery, which acquired them to support the formation of the Otis Laubert Museum. The exhibition shows a cross-section of the artist's creations and is curated by Marián Meško. Open: Tue – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Mar 22; Roman Fecik Gallery, Zámočnícka 8. More info: www.romanfecikgallery.sk

TRADE SHOW: Construction and architecture – The Coneco exhibition brings new trends in construction and architecture together with everything needed for building and reconstruction such as construction materials, windows, doors, roofs, floors, air conditioning, garage doors and even garden equipment. Another specific exhibition named Racioenergia/ Racioenergy is dedicated to energy efficiency. Open: Mar 22 – 25, 9:00 – 18:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3 – 7. Admission: €6. More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.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

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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