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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between May 19 and 28, including concerts, parties, classical music, festivals, running event, meeting, bazaar, exhibitions and more.

Spring Garden Days at Schloss Hof (Source: Barbora Hromjáková)

Music & Dance
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
PARTY: Flying Shoes; Starts: May 26, 21:00
FESTIVAL: Student fest; Starts: May 27, 16:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Schubert; Starts: May 25, 19:00
CONCERT: Alexandrov Ensemble; Starts: May 27, 20:00
Events
GASTRONOMY: Italian aperitivo; Starts: Every Friday, 19:00
OUTDOOR: Napoleon‘s Seige of Bratislava 2017; Starts: May 19, 17:00 – 20:00; May 20, 9:00 – 22:00
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
WORKSHOP: Intensive Workshop in Caligraphy; Starts: May 20, 10:00
MUSEUM/ GALLERY: The Night of Museums and Galleries; Starts: May 20
MEETING: Witold Szabłowski; Starts: May 22, 18:00
OUTDOOR: Spring Garden Days at Schloss Hof; Starts: May 25 - 28, 10:00 - 18:00 every day
FESTIVAL: VegFest 2017; Starts: May 27, 10:00
MEETING: Ioko meets Monoqool; Starts: May 27, 16:00
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Milan Paštéka; Open: Tue – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jun 17
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
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

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.

PARTY: Flying Shoes – This party will host representatives of hip-hop, trap and RnB music: famous Slovak dancer, DJ and choreographer Laci Strike, BJ Piggo, who is dedicated to hip-hop, funk and soul and Eternal, who plays older classical tracks. The event will be accompanied by the attendance of dance crews. Starts: May 26, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info: www.facebook.com.

FESTIVAL: Student fest – This is 22nd student festival named Bažant na Mlynoch 2017, which includes a dance stage and two music stages with performances by Chiki liki tu-a, Puding pani Elvisovej, Jana Kirschner, Polemic and othes. Starts: May 27, 16:00; Mlynská dolina, Staré Grunty 36. Admission: €7 (in advance), €9 (at the entrance). More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.sk.

Theatre & Classical Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Schubert – A concert performed by the Slovak Philharmonic, led by James Judd with Daishin Kashimoto playing violin, will present oeuvres by Austrian composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Camille Saint-Saëns from France. Starts: May 25, 19:00; The Slovak Philharmonic, Square Eugena Suchoňa 1. Admission: €13,10. More info: www.filharmonia.sk.

CONCERT: Alexandrov Ensemble – The official army choir of the Russian armed forces – the Alexandrov Ensemble comes to Bratislava as their last stop in Slovakia during their European Tour 2017. Starts: May 27, 20:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Hall C, Viedenská road 3-7. Admission: €30 – €62. 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.

OUTDOOR: Napoleon‘s Seige of Bratislava 2017 – An historically based event dedicated to the 208th anniversary of the invasion of Pressburg (Bratislava) the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, by the French with their German allies. The program includes theatre performances, shelling and other events. Starts: May 19, 17:00 – 20:00; May 20, 9:00 – 22:00; Sad Janka Kráľa/ Janko Kráľ Orchard. More info: www.visitbratislava.com.

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.

WORKSHOP: Intensive Workshop in Caligraphy – Participants of this four-hour long workshop will be using a brush pen, which can create various kinds of writitng by using different pressures on the marker. Registration at www.dizajndesign.sk. Starts: May 20, 10:00; Foajé, Štefánikova 16. Admission: €55. More info: www.facebook.com.

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.

MEETING: Witold Szabłowski – Polish writer Witold Szabłowski, who was awarded by the English PEN Club in 2013 comes to Bratislava. He is also the author of the book named The Assassin from Apricot City, which is dedicated to the land of Turkey, both past and present. Starts: May 22, 18:00; Martinus, Obchodná 26. More info: www.polinst.sk.

OUTDOOR: Spring Garden Days at Schloss Hof – Lovers of flowers and gardening can enjoy whole days in the courtyard of the Austrian castle, Schloss Hof, where around sixty suppliers will present indigenous and exotic flora, rare plants, garden and country house accessories, handicrafts and ceramic works. Starts: May 25 - 28, 10:00 - 18:00 every day. Admission: €13 (day ticket). More info: www.schlosshof.at.

FESTIVAL: VegFest 2017 – The program for this event includes information about the vegan life style, lectures, movies, music and also food, tattoos and a presentation about Sea Shepherd, a non-profit organizaion dedicated to marine wildlife. Starts: May 27, 10:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3 (recommended fee). More info: www.facebook.com.

MEETING: Ioko meets Monoqool – Visitors have a chance to meet the designers of eyeglasses from the Danish company Monoqool, who will present not only information about the production of glasses, but also their life stories. The company slogan express everything: „Did anyone tell you how great you look today?“. Registration at info@ioko.sk or +42126531 2163. Starts: May 27, 16:00; Cafe Berlinka, Square Ľudovíta Štúra 4. Admission: free. More info: www.sng.sk.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Milan Paštéka – The Secret of Drawing – This exhibition named Tajomstvo kresby/ The Secret of Drawing approaches its viewers with all the developmental periods of the drawings created by Slovak artist Milan Paštéka from 1964 to 1998. Open: Tue – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jun 17; Roman Fecik Gallery, Zámocká 8. More info: www.romanfecikgallery.sk.

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.

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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