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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between April 14 and 23, including a lot festivals, concerts, classical music, horse racing, exhibitions and more.

May Swing Festival(Source: Jana Dekánková)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: The Hellfreaks, Verdikt Znie, Nuclear Rats; Starts: Apr 19, 20:00
CONCERT: Michelle Gurevich; Starts: Apr 22, 20:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Hilaris Chamber Orchestra; Starts: Apr 19, 18:00
CONCERT: 70 years with Marián Varga; Starts: Apr 19, 19:00
Events
OUTDOOR: Horse racing; Starts: Apr 16, 14:00
FESTIVAL: [fjúžn] 2017; Starts: Apr 21 – 28
FESTIVAL: Bratislava Cycling Festival; Starts: Apr 21, 14:00
FESTIVAL: Bratislava City Days 2017; Starts: Apr 22 – 23
FESTIVAL: Nu Dance Fest 2017; Starts: Apr 22 – 29
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Fashion in Slovakia 1945 – 1989; Open: Tue – Wed, Fri - Sun 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 12:00 – 20:00 until Aug 20
EXHIBITION: Contemporary Japanese Design; Exhibition opens: Apr 12 and lasts until May 28
EXHIBITION: Crossing; Open: Tue-Sun, 10:00-18:00 until May 28
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: Cirque du Soleil; Starts: Apr 27 – 30
CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae; Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00
CONCERT: An Evening with Pat Metheny; Starts: May 12, 19:00
CONCERT: Global Spirit Tour; Starts: May 20, 20:30
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30

Music & Dance

CONCERT: The Hellfreaks, Verdikt Znie, Nuclear Rats - The performances of three bands are ready to go after Easter in Bratislava. The Hellfreaks are an Hungarian group established in 2009 with one female singer Shakey Sue and three male musicians. They are accompanied by two Bratislavan bands - Verdikt Znie and Nuclear Rats. Starts: Apr 19, 20:00; British Rock Stars, First of May Square. Admission: €5. More info: www.facebook.com.

CONCERT: Michelle Gurevich – The musician known also as the Chinawoman, comes to Bratislava for the first time. Michelle Gurevich will present her creations together with her latest album called New Decadence. The concert is part of the Anasoft Litera Fest. Starts: Apr 22, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €15. More info: www.anasoftlitera.interticket.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Hilaris Chamber Orchestra – Classical music will be performed by the Hilaris Chamber Orchestra, whose members include Slovak, Czech and Austrian musicians, led by its founder and leader Alana Vizváry. They will present works by Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Starts: Apr 19, 18:00; Slovak Philharmonic, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €6. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

CONCERT: 70 years with Marián Varga – Famous Slovak musician, Marián Varga, celebrates his 70th anniversary this year. This concert is dedicated to his jubilee and will be performed by various personalities in the field of music, such as Miroslav Žbirka, Collegium Musicum, Sima Martausová, Andrej Šeban, David Koller, Michal Kocáb and others. Starts: Apr 19, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: from €29. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Events

OUTDOOR: Horse racing: Lovers of this sport can look forward to the 20th year of Veľká aprílová cena/ the Great April Prize, which is the second horse racing event of the season. Starts: Apr 16, 14:00; Závodisko/ Racecourse, Starohájska 29. Admission: €2. More info: www.zavodisko.sk.

FESTIVAL: [fjúžn] 2017 – The 12th year of the festival [fjúžn], which is dedicated to migration and foreigners in Slovakia, will this time round focus on the topic of Integration. It includes theatre, concerts, discussions, presentations, parties, literature, exhibitions, children‘s events and others. Starts: Apr 21 – 28; Various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.sk.

FESTIVAL: Bratislava Cycling Festival – The first Bratislava Cycling Festival includes information about cycle transport, bike maintenance, lectures, test rides of elektrobikes, cargobikes, city retro bikes and others. The event includes a concert by the international music project, Gonsofus. Starts: Apr 21, 14:00; The Old Market Hall, Square SNP 25. More info: www.facebook.com.

FESTIVAL: Bratislava City Days 2017 – This is the 14th year of the open days in our capital, which offer sightseeing tours of famous places, concerts, shows, performances, exhibitions and other attractions such as rides on an historic tram. Walking tours in English and German will be held on Apr 22 and 23 starting at 14:00 at the well on the Primaciálne Square. Starts: Apr 22 – 23; Various places. Admission: Depends on the activity. More info: www.citylife.sk.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Nu Dance Fest 2017 – The festival of contemporary dance and movement theatre is being held for the 12th time. The aim of the Nu Dance Fest is to present the most interesting pieces of domestic and European dance and inter-genre performances. Starts: Apr 22 – 29; Various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info: www.nudancefest.sk.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Fashion in Slovakia 1945 – 1989 – The exhibition Nech šije!/ Let it sew! exhibits Slovak clothes worn between the years 1945 – 1989, when Slovakia was a communist state. It is supported by a publication by Zuzana Šidlíková – Stratená móda/ Lost Modes, Culture in Slovakia from 1945 to 1989. Open: Tue – Wed, Fri - Sun 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 12:00 – 20:00; SNG, Square Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Admission: free. More info: www.sng.sk.

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Japanese Design – The Japanese Embassy in cooperation with the Slovak National Museum and the Japan Foundation brings an exhibition named Contemporary Japan Design/ 100, which displays one hundred pieces of Japanese furniture, household appliances, office supplies, clothes and others items. Exhibition opens: Apr 12 and lasts until May 28. SNM; Vajanského 2. Admission: €3. More info: www.citylife.sk.

EXHIBITION: Crossing – The exhibition presents works by Israeli artist Orit Hofshi preoccupied with the human condition. Open: Tue-Sun, 10:00-18:00 until May 28; Danubiana Gallery near Vodné dielo/ Waterworks Čunovo. Admission: €10. More info: www.danubiana.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: 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: An Evening with Pat Metheny – Legendary American guitarist and composer Pat Metheny performs within the One Day Jazz Festival. Starts: May 12, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €49-€59. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

CONCERT: Depeche Mode – The iconic electronic music band stops in Bratislava during its world tour named Global Spirit Tour. Starts: May 20, 20:30. Football Stadium Pasienky, Junácka 10. Tickets: from €29. More info: www.eventim.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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