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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between May 5 and 14, including concerts, dance show, classical music, ballet premiere, meeting, night run, festivals, exhibitions and more.

Vanessa-Mae will visit Bratislava(Source: Peter Žákovič)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Europe Day; Starts: May 9, 10:00
CONCERT: Parov Stelar; Starts: May 12, 19:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hrušovský, Bruch and Holst; Starts: May 4, 5, 19:00 both days
CONCERT: Japanese jazz evening with Yasuto Ohara; Starts: May 5, 18:00
DANCE: Lord of the Dance; Starts: May 8, 19:00
CONCERT: Vanessa-Mae; Starts: May 11 2017, 20:00
CONCERT: An Evening with Pat Metheny; Starts: May 12, 19:00
BALLET: Premiere of Romeo and Juliet; Starts: May 13, 19:00; May 14, 17:00
Events
GASTRONOMY: Italian aperitivo; Starts: Every Friday, 19:00
FESTIVAL: May Festival; Starts: May 5 – 7
FESTIVAL: Cirkul'art 2017; Starts: May 5 – Jun 4
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Talk about current situation in Europe; Starts: May 5, 8:30
BAZAAR: Flea market; Starts: May 6, 8:00 – 14:00
OUTDOOR: Night Run in Colors; Starts: May 6, 19:00
RUNNING: Wings for Life World Run 2017; Starts: May 7, 13:00
GASTRONOMY: Coffee in the dark; Starts: May 9, 19:00
MEETING: John Boyne; Starts: May 13, 18:00
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Take a Seat; Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 until Jul 7
EXHIBITION: Works from Bielsko-Biała; Exhibition opens: Apr 27, 17:00 until May 21. Mon – Thu 9:00 – 17:00, Fri 9:00 – 15:00
FLORICULTURAL FAIR: Flora; Open: May 4 – 7, Thu – Sat 9:00 – 19:00, Sun 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
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: Europe Day – The official date of the foundation of the European Union will be celebrated in Bratislava‘s center with concerts from Slovak bands such as Korben Dallas, Puding Pani Elvisovej and the Tolstoys. The event will also include various performances and speeches held in Slovak and other European languages. Starts: May 9, 10:00; The Main Square. More info: www.citylife.sk.

CONCERT: Parov Stelar – This Austrian musician comes again with his band to their neighbouring country. Parov Stelar, known as the founder of electro swing will be in Bratislava as part of his Burning Spider tour, which is dedicated to his new eponymous album. Starts: May 12, 19:00; Aegon Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: €39. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hrušovský, Bruch and Holst – This classical music event offers works by Ivan Hrušovský, Max Bruch and Gustav Holst performed by the Slovak Philharmonic, the Slovak Philharmonic Choir with choirmaster Jozef Chabroň led by Alexander Rahbari. Starts: May 4, 5, 19:00 both days; Concert Hall of The Slovak Philharmonic, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €13, 10. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

CONCERT: Japanese jazz evening with Yasuto Ohara – The Japanese Embassy invites everybody to a concert by pianist Yasuto Ohara, who will also perform traditional Japanese songs in a jazz style. The program is accompanied by a photo exhibition of Japanese gardens by Tamara Reháčková. Starts: May 5, 18:00; Music hall, Zichyho palác/ Zichy's Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. More info: www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp.

DANCE: Lord of the Dance – The famous Lord of the Dance show, comes to Bratislava with its new performance called Dangerous Games, which was premiered worldwide last year. The audience can enjoy the performances of 40 talented artists directed by Michael Flatley. Starts: May 8, 19:00; Aegon Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: from €49. 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.

BALLET: Premiere of Romeo and Juliet – The famous story of the young lovers of Verona by William Shakespeare composed for ballet by Sergei Prokofiev, choreographed and directed by Natália Horečná and also led by Peter Breiner and Peter Valentovič. Starts: May 13, 19:00; May 14, 17:00; Hall of Opera and Ballet, the new building of SND, Pribinova 17. Admission: €10 - €22. More info: www.snd.sk.

Events

GASTRONOMY: Italian aperitivo – Lovers of Italian food and its traditional dishes, drinks and wines can join this on-going event which explores different gastronomic tastes. No reservation is needed. Starts: Every Friday, 19:00; Pane & Olio Bistro, Gorkeho 6. Admission: €13 (one-time fee). More info: www.facebook.com.

FESTIVAL: May Festival – The traditional May event known as Majáles will bring various performances by local bands such as Fúzy Múzy, Tono S., Billy Barman, Saténové ruky, Genius Locci, Para, Viek, Hex, but there will also be a chance for discussion at the Café Europa and cyclists will find something of interest too. Majáles will culminate in an almost ten-minute-long firework display. Starts: May 5 – 7; Tyršové nábrežie/ waterfront. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Read also: Read also:Bratislava’s May Festival marks its 10th anniversary

FESTIVAL: Cirkul'art 2017 – This is an international event of contemporary theatre and circus and its program includes ensembles from around the world. The new circus is characterised by story telling through the circus skills. Starts: May 5 – Jun 4; Various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info: www.citylife.sk.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Talk about current situation in Europe - The political foundation of the European Parliament‘s Institute of European Democrats has organised an International Conference entitled, the EU at the Crossroads: How will 2017 national elections change the face of Europe? Snacks, coffee breaks and lunch will be provided for all participants and simultaneous English-Slovak translation will be provided. Reservations can be made at: adriana.ciefova@iedonline.eu. Starts: May 5, 8:30; Tatra Hotel, First May Square 5. Admission: free. More info: www.iedonline.eu.

BAZAAR: Flea market - Every first Saturday in the month, lovers of the exchange of clothes, books, handmade products, vinyl plates and so on can join this community event named Burzoblšák/ the Flea market, that is aimed at recycling and reprocessing old or unused things. Starts: May 6, 8:00 – 14:00; Drieňová 16. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com.

OUTDOOR: Night Run in Color – This most colourful run also has a night version, which will surprise participants with lumious colours, that shine under UV light. After the run there will be an afterparty with the Czech rapper and producer Paulie Garand. Starts: May 6, 19:00; Kuchajda, Vajnorská 85. Admission: from €25. More info: www.runincolors.sk.

RUNNING: Wings for Life World Run 2017 - Participants in this international event will also be running on behalf of those who can’t. Spectators can watch the run from the square close to Eurovea, where a large screen will be placed. Registration is required and the race has a capacity of 4000 runners. Starts: May 7, 13:00; Eurovea Shopping Center, Pribinova 8. Admission: €35. (Whole fee goes to non-profit foundation Wings for Life). More info: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.

GASTRONOMY: Coffee in the dark – Coffee lovers will have the chance to experience a tasting in the dark to let the full power of their other senses rein free. Visitors can experience seven different kinds of coffees from around the world, such as Honduras, Kenya, Brazil, Madagascar and others. Starts: May 9, 19:00; Františkánske Square 7. Admission: €9,90. More info: www.eventbrite.com.

MEETING: John Boyne – The Irish novelist and author of the famous book, The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas comes to Bratislava. The story, which was also filmed, tells of the forbidden relationship between a Jewish boy and the son of the commandant of a German concentration camp. Starts: May 13, 18:00; Martinus, Obchodná 26. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Take a Seat – The exhibition presents retro chairs created by famous Slovak designers from the 50‘s to the 80‘s redesigned by students of an Atelier of textile production. Their original woven upholsteries will remind or show visitors of various local posters, advertisements and even the then popular automobile, the Favorit. Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 until Jul 7; Design studio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. Admission: free. More info: www.uluv.sk.

EXHIBITION: Works from Bielsko-Biała - An association based in Bielsko-Biała, southern Poland, which is a part of the Association of Polish Artists and Painters opens an exhibition in Bratislava of the most recent oeuvres by 40 artists – painters, ceramists, sculptors, graphic artists and artists working with utility art. Exhibition opens: Apr 27, 17:00 until May 21. Mon – Thu 9:00 – 17:00, Fri 9:00 – 15:00; the Polish Institute, Square SNP 27. Admission: free. More info: www.polinst.sk.

FLORICULTURAL FAIR: Flóra/ Flora – This is the 38th International trade show, presenting flowers and gardening. Visitors can also view ornamental plants and trees, dry and artificial flowers, seeds, additional materials and packaging. Open: May 4 – 7, Thu – Sat 9:00 – 19:00, Sun 9:00 – 18:00; 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

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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