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Tips for performances and other events in the capital between May 12 and 21, including concerts, parties, classical music, ballet premiere, running events, hiking, poetry slam, exhibitions and more.

Concert of Parov Stelar(Source: Gabriel Kuchta)

Music & Dance
CONCERT: Parov Stelar; Starts: May 12, 19:00
CONCERT: Phil Rudd; Starts: May 16, 20:00
PARTY: Drum & Bass & Trap music; Starts: May 19, 22:00
CONCERT: Depeche Mode; Starts: May 20, 20:30
PARTY: Cuban Night; Starts: May 20, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
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
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Geminiani, Telemann, Cimarosa and Suk; Starts: May 14, 16:00
CONCERT: John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet; Starts: May 16; 19:00
Events
GASTRONOMY: Italian aperitivo; Starts: Every Friday, 19:00
RUNNING: Crazy Colors 2017; Starts: May 13, 9:00
OUTDOOR: Musketeers at the Schloss Hof; Starts: May 13, 14; 15:00
FESTIVAL: Devín Festival of Wines 2017; Starts: May 13, 10:00
OUTDOOR: Hiking and visiting Červený Kameň Castle; Starts: May 13, 9:00
MEETING: John Boyne; Starts: May 13, 18:00
COURSE: Drawing course (in English); Starts: May 15, 22 and 29 all days from 17:00
LECTURE: Franck Apertet; Starts: May 17, 18:00
POETRY SLAM: Fountain Poetry; Starts: May 19, 18:00
BAZAAR: Clothes Bazaar; Starts: May 20, 8:00
RUNNING: Volkswagen Slovakia Run & Fun 2017; Starts: May 20, 9:00
MUSEUM/ GALLERY: The Night of Museums and Galleries; Starts: May 20
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Images of Women in the Mass media; Open: Tue – Sun, 11:00 – 18:00 until Jun 11
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
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: The Beach Boys; Starts: Jun 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30

Music & Dance

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.

CONCERT: Phil Rudd – The famous drummer from AC/DC comes to Slovakia for the first time during the Head Job European Tour 2017. Together with his band, Phil Rudd will play all the well-known hits by the former AC/DC in combination with his own creations. Starts: May 16, 20:00; Rock Cafe, M. Sch. Trnavského 2/C. Admission: €30. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

PARTY: Drum & Bass & Trap music - A new project named Base is concerned with Trap and Drum and Bass dance music, which can be heard at the Dole/ Down Club. This time there is going to be a mixture of DJs: Yokomono, a Russian duo formed by Oleg Cholovskyi & Grigory Cherekaev, Slovak producer Jimmy Pé and also local DJ Inso. Starts: May 19, 22:00; Dole Club, Square SNP 30. More info: www.facebook.com.

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.

PARTY: Cuban Night – Cuban style party offering genres such as salsa, mambo, bolero, cha-cha and latin jazz, which will be played by the band, Los Rumberos Salsa Orchestra and DJs Ille and Peťák. Starts: May 20, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €7. More info: www.facebook.com.

Theatre & Classical Music

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.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Geminiani, Telemann, Cimarosa and Suk – The Slovak Chamber Orchestra together with artistic leader Ewald Danel, Ján Samec (flute) and Igor Fábera (oboe) will present works by composers: Francesco Geminiani from Italy, German Georg Philipp Telemann, Italian Domenico Cimarosa and also Josef Suk from Czechia. Starts: May 14, 16:00; Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €8. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

CONCERT: John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – American jazz basist John Patitucci, who comes from Brooklyn, New York will in Bratislava present his most recent solo recording, Brooklyn, featuring his latest band, “The John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet“. Starts: May 16; 19:00; Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: from €25. More info: www.ticketportal.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.

RUNNING: Crazy Colors 2017 – This is the second of the 4 km long runs named Crazy Colors 2017, where participants will be covered with colours at four coloured zones. The all day event includes a program for families with children, running for kids and cycling races. Registration is at: www.crazycolors.sk/registracia. Starts: May 13, 9:00; Závodisko/ Race track Starý Háj, Starohájska. Admission: from €5. More info: www.crazycolors.sk.

OUTDOOR: Musketeers at the Schloss Hof – Visitors to this Austrian castle can uncover the stories of famous French warriors, shown by a theatre performance including horse racing at the castle ground. Starts: May 13, 14; Meadow at the Schloss Hof. Admission: €13. More info: https://www.schlosshof.at/sk/

FESTIVAL: Devín Festival of Wines 2017 – This year the Devín Festival of Wines 2017 offers wines from Devín and the region including the famous Devín Currant Wine and also refresments accompanied by a cultural program and Antiques Bazaar Starts: May 13, 10:00; Parking place under Devín Castle. More info: www.facebook.com.

OUTDOOR: Hiking and visiting Červený Kameň Castle – Those who are interested in Slovak nature and monuments can participate in the 12km hike through the Carpathian mountains including a professional guided tour of Červený Kameň Castle. Starts: May 13, 9:00; in front of the main entrance of the Bratislava main bus station AS Mlynské Nivy. Admission: €15. More info: www.facebook.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.

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: May 15, 22 and 29 all days from 17:00; Galeria ZIV, Trenčianska 53. Admission: €170. More information: www.ziv.sk.

LECTURE: Franck Apertet – The Slovak National Gallery will host Franck Apertet, who will present the French experimental group named Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan), with a show which will be held on the occasion of The Night of Museums and Galleries. Starts: May 17, 18:00; Cafe Berlinka, Square Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Admission: free. More info: www.sng.sk.

POETRY SLAM: Fountain Poetry - This event erases the line between cultural enrichment and entertainment, while giving passionate people an opportunity to stand in the spotlight. Together with the Goethe-Institut, Fountain Poetry offers a chance to be a part of the Slam Poetry experience. This time, the event is held in German and English. Starts: May 19, 18:00; Goethe-Institut, Panenská 33. Admission: free. More info: fountain.poetry@gmail.com

BAZAAR: Clothes Bazaar – Once a month, those who are interested in selling and buying clothes can visit this bazaar, which accompanies the regular Food Saturday Market in the Old Market Hall. Registration for selling clothes can be done at bazar.staratrznica@gmail.com or 00421905 847 724. Starts: May 20, 8:00; The Old Market Hall, Square SNP 25. More info: www.staratrznica.sk.

RUNNING: Volkswagen Slovakia Run & Fun 2017 – Lovers of running and team games can try the sixth year of this child, woman or mixed relay-race, which is four or eight km long. Starts: May 20, 9:00; Eurovea, Pribinova 8. Admission: €12 (child relay), €39 ladies and hobby relay, €45 royal relay. More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.sk.

MUSEUM/ GALLERY: The Night of Museums and Galleries - Once a year, museums and galleries in Slovakia are open to the public during the evening and night hours. Visitors can see exhibitions and accompanying programmes. The Bratislava Region offers venues such as the Slovak National Museum, the Trade Museum Bratislava, the Bratislava City Museum, the Slovak National Gallery, the Gallery Nedbalka and lot of others. Starts: May 20; Various places. Admission: Depends on the place. More info: www.nmag.sk.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Images of Women in the Mass media – Bratislava City Gallery presents an exhibition by Dorota Sadovská, that displays female images in various forms and as part of visual culture. The exhibition is curated by Lucia Ramljaková. Open: Tue – Sun, 11:00 – 18:00 until Jun 11; Pálfy Palace, Pánska 19. Admission: €4. More info: www.gmb.sk.

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.

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: 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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