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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between April 20 and 30, including a lot festivals, concerts, party, opera, drawing course, market, cirque, workshops, exhibitions and more.

Cirque du Soleil 2012: Saltimbanco (Source: Sme)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Michelle Gurevich; Starts: Apr 22, 20:00
PARTY: Mustache Party; Starts: Apr 27, 22:00
CONCERT: Noise Of Human Art; Starts: Apr 28, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
OPERA: Eugen Onegin; Starts: Apr 30, 17:00
Events
LECTURE: Stop and Go; Starts: Apr 20, 17:00
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
MARKET – The Good Market; Starts: Apr 22, 10:00
TENNIS: Fed Cup Slovakia – Netherlands; Starts: Apr 22, 23; 13:00 both days
COURSE: Drawing course (in English); Starts: Apr 24, May 1 and 8 or May 15, 22 and 29 all days from 17:00
SCREENING: Visegrad Film Forum 2017; Starts: Apr 25 – 29
WORKSHOP: Welcome to Slovakia; Starts: Apr 25, 19:00
WORKSHOP: Fashion Revolution; Starts: Apr 26, 18:00
FESTIVAL: Craft Beer Festival; Starts: Apr 26 – 28
DISCUSSION: Alexander Van der Bellen; Starts: Apr 26, 16:00; Rector's Hall, 1st floor, Comenius University in Bratislava
PRESENTATION: Multicultural evening with artists; Starts: Apr 26, 20:20
SHOW: Cirque du Soleil; Starts: Apr 27 – 30
DISCUSSION: Enterpreneurship for foreigners; Starts: Apr 27, 18:00
Exhibitions
SHOWROOM: The Bratislava Motor Show; Open: Apr 25 – 30, Tue 9:00 - 17:00, Wed - Sat 9:00 - 19:00, Sun 9:00 - 18:00
EXHIBITION: Fashion in Slovakia 1945 – 1989; Open: Tue – Wed, Fri - Sun 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 12:00 – 20:00 until Aug 20
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
CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae; Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00
CONCERT: An Evening with Pat Metheny; Starts: May 12, 19:00
CONCERT: Depeche Mode; Starts: May 20, 20:30
CONCERT: The Beach Boys; Starts: Jun 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30

Music & Dance

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.

PARTY: Mustache Party- This event has been created in cooperation with Internationals Bratislava and the Festival [fjúžn] and is dedicated especially to foreigners in Slovakia and the theme of mustaches. Visitors can bring their own or a fake mustache, but fake ones will also be given out on entry. Starts: Apr 27, 22:00; The Club Bratislava, Rybné Square 1. Admission: students with ESN card before 23:00 for free, after that for €3.50. More info: www.internationals.sk.

CONCERT: Noise Of Human Art – A Multicultural group N.O.H.A. (Noise Of Human Art), which plays a mixture of drum&bass, world music, dubstep and groove, will present its newest album called Process Of Living. The evening will be supplemented by the international project of Gonsofus and DJs Simple Sample and Bass(T)art. The event is held as part of the Festival [fjúžn]. Starts: Apr 28, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €12. More info: www.interticket.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

OPERA: Eugen Onegin – The opera in three acts composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is performed in Russian and presents the timeless story of the human psyche and inner conflict over desire, conscience, duty and social necessity. Eugen Onegin is led by Jaroslav Kyzlink, directed by Peter Konwitschny and the choirmaster is Ladislav Kaprinay. Starts: Apr 30, 17:00; Historica building SND, Gorkého 2. Admission: €6 – €25. More info: www.snd.sk.

Events

LECTURE: Stop and Go – Lecturers Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel will present their latest research project Zastav a choď/ Stop and Go, which aimed to investigate the physical and social transformation at nodes and hubs of transnational mobility and migration between Vienna, Tallinn and the Bulgarian-Turkish border. The lecture will be held in English. Starts: Apr 20, 17:00; Faculty of Architecture STU Bratislava, Námestie slobody/ Freedom Square 19, room nr. 117. More info: www.facebook.com.

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.

MARKET: The Good Market – The event called Dobrý trh/ The Good Market in Jakubák is a special version of an urban market that is dedicated to local crafts and traditions. Visitng The Good Market also includes the opportunity to relax under tress and attend workshops or discussions. It is also in the [fjúžn] festival zone. Starts: Apr 22, 10:00; Jakubovo Square. More info: www.dobrytrh.sk.

TENNIS: Fed Cup Slovakia – Netherlands – This is a World Championship play off to determine the best 8 teams in the world in 2018. The Slovak team will play against the Netherlands in their fourth meeting. Starts: Apr 22, 23; 13:00 both days; AEGON Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: €15. More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.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: Apr 24, May 1 and 8 or May 15, 22 and 29 all days from 17:00; Galeria ZIV, Trenčianska 53. Admission: €170. More information: www.ziv.sk.

SCREENING: Visegrad Film Forum 2017 - This is a networking and educational platform, that is focused on film lovers, professionals and students. The aim of the Visegrad Film Forum 2017 is to create a space which crosses the borders of the audiovisual area of the four European countries. It will be possible to get close to the world of cinematography and TV production thanks to masterclasses led by filmmakers such as Ludovica Ferrario, Sergei Loznitsa, Steve Matthews and others. Starts: Apr 25 – 29; Faculty of Film and Television VŠMU, Svoradova 2. Admission: €4, €3 with ISIC (single ticket). More info: www.visegradfilmforum.com.

WORKSHOP: Welcome to Slovakia – this event was created in cooperation with the community of Internationals, Bratislava and is dedicated to those who have recently arrived in Slovakia. Foreigners, that have lived in Slovakia for a longer time will talk about their experiences. The workshop is led in English and it is held as part of the Festival [fjúžn]. Starts: Apr 25, 19:00; Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com.

WORKSHOP: Fashion Revolution – The international movement, Fashion Revolution, is concerned with serious issues in the fashion industry. During the week Apr 24 to 30 several activities have been prepared. The program includes, for example, a workshop dedicated to the creation of new clothes from old ones and a discussion with people from the fashion environment and recycling. Visitors will also have the chance to see the Bratislava Fashion Map – a list of shopping places that offers manily Slovak and local fashion design. Starts: Apr 26, 18:00; Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 9. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com.

FESTIVAL: Craft Beer Festival – Visitors to the three-day-festival can ‚visit‘ breweries from around the world, tasting various kinds of beers and the guests this year are the small breweries from Croatia. The festival will be accompanied by a market with food, alcohol and beverages - Street Food Park. Starts: Apr 26 – 28; The Old Market Hall, Square SNP 25. Admission: from €5 (one-day ticket with a tasting glass included). More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

DISCUSSION: Alexander Van der Bellen – Participants at this event will be able to take a part in a discussion with the Austrian president, Alexander Van der Bellen, which will be concerned with the topic of Europe. The event will be held in English. Starts: Apr 26, 16:00; Rector's Hall, 1st floor, Comenius University in Bratislava, Šafárikovo Square 6. More info: www.uniba.sk.

PRESENTATION: Multicultural evening with artists – This is the 37th Pecha Kucha Night Bratislava, that presents various artists, architects, designers and other creators. The event is this time is being held in cooperation with the Festival [fjúžn] and is dedicated to artists, that come from different countries and cultures, but have stayed and worked in Slovakia and the other V4 countries for a long time. Starts: Apr 26, 20:20; Café Berlinka – SNG, Square Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Admission: €5. More info: www.sng.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.

DISCUSSION: Enterpreneurship for foreigners – The topic of this discussion, held as part of the Festival [fjúžn], is concerned with the enterpreneurship of foreigners in Slovakia. Some foreign enterpreneurs working here will share their advice and also try to explain what it is like to run a business in a foreign country. The workshop is led in English. Starts: Apr 27, 18:00; Caffeterie Lab, Square SNP 25. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com.

Exhibitions

SHOWROOM: The Bratislava Motor Show – Car lovers should be ready to visit the 27th year of vehicle presentations, where various car makes will be gathered together in one place. The exhibition will also include things like tuning and Camper van centres. The accompanying exhibits include luxury goods and services - Exclusive Salon and Car Service with car accessories and other technologies. Open: Apr 25 – 30, Tue 9:00 - 17:00, Wed - Sat 9:00 - 19:00, Sun 9:00 - 18:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3 – 7. Admission: €8. More info: www.incheba.sk.

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: 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

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: The Beach Boys – The American rock band stops also in Bratislava during its tour. Starts: Jun 13, 19:00, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská road 3-7. Admission: from € 39. 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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