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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between June 23 and July 2, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, cycling, a picnic, exhibitions and more.

(Source: Jozef Jakubco)

Music & Dance
PARTY: Smells like the 90s; Starts: Jun 24, 22:00
PARTY: Urban Art Afterparty: Dj Hajtkovič; Starts: Jun 24, 20:00
PARTY: INDIETRONICA; Starts: Jul 1, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: Bratislava organ festival; Starts: Jun 25 – Jul 3
CONCERT: Avital meets Avital; Starts: Jun 24, 20:00
CONCERT: Dolce Vitaj: Paolo Fresu & Bebo Ferra; Starts: Jun 25, 20:00
CONCERT: Bakura Ensemble; Starts: Jul 1, 17:00
CONCERT: Mariš, Mariš; Starts: Jun 29, 18:00
Events
PICNIC: Bratislavský dobový piknik, Starts: Jun 24, 12:00
FESTIVAL: Gurmán fest, Open: Jun 23 14:00 – 22:00, Jun 24 12:00 – 22:00, Jun 25 11:00 – 20:00
FESTIVAL: Urban art festival, Starts: Jun 24, 10:00
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Obrazy a sochy (Paintings and statues); Open: Tue – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 until Sept 3
EXHIBITION: Apparatus of a utopian observer; Open: Wed - Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jul 22
EXHIBITION: Dorota Sadovská: Yellow Embrace; Exhibition opens: Jun 2, 16:00 until Sep 3; Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00
EXHIBITION: DON QUIXOTE; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Oct 1
EXHIBITION: Stano Filko 2037; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Aug 27
EXHIBITION: Like at home; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29
EXHIBITION: Every family has its story; Open: Fri and Sun 10:00 – 16:00 until Oct 8
Sport
CYCLING: Cycle tour; Starts: Jun 24, 10:00
WALKING: Through Lamač and Dúbravka; Starts: Jun 25, 9:00
IN-LINE: Inline skating; Starts: Jun 30, 20:00
Training and courses
TRAINING: Golem Club; Open: Jun 23 – Jul 2
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: Foster the people; Starts: Jul 5, 20:00
CONCERT: Apocalyptica; Starts: Oct 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30
CONCERT: Michael Nyman Band; Starts: Sept 16, 19:30

Music & Dance

PARTY: Urban Art Afterparty: Dj Hajtkovič – Afterparty for the one day multigenre festival in the streets of Bratislava. In the evening, there will be a show with a Slovak stand-up and a party with DJ Hajtkovič who performs at Mágio pláž that day. Starts: Jun 24, 20:00; Nedbalova 3. More info: citylife.sk

PARTY: INDIETRONICA – Hot songs from indie music and current electronic music but also classic hits from the 80s and 90s ensure a great beginning to a musical summer. Neonstadt Djs and Djs Diablo & Krto will perform. Starts: Jul 1, 21:00; Nedbalova 3. Admission €3. More info: kamdomesta.sk

PARTY: Smells like the 90s – Five DJs (Puding Pani Elvisovej DJ set, Kinet, Bebe alias Magálová, Galagha alias Daddy G, Stroon & Vili:am) prepare a music trip to the 90s in all genres from rock to electronic music. Starts: Jun 24, 22:00; Nu Spirit Club, Pasáž Luxor, Štúrova 3, Bratislava. Admission: from €3 to €5. More info: www.facebook.com

Theatre & Classical Music

CONCERT: Bratislava organ festival – The sixth year of the Bratislava organ festival introduces musicians from countries like Luxemburg, the UK, Hungary, France and of course Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Songs by J.S.Bach, Eben, Dietrich and other great composers of classical music will be performed. Starts: Jun 25 – Jul 3. More info: facebook.com

CONCERT: Bakura Ensemble – At the concert “Film music and other beauties” hits from the films, The Illusionist, Forrest Gump, Requiem for a dream and others will be played. Leonardo Gatti plays violoncello, Matteo Lipari viola, Stefano Sergeant and Carmelo Emanuele Patti play violins. Starts: Starts: Jul 1, 17:00; Sad Janka Kráľa. Admission: free. More info: facebook.com

CONCERT: Mariš, Mariš – The cycle of baroque poetry set to the music. Starts: Jun 29, 18:00; Rovniakova 3. Admission: €2. More info: citylife.sk

CONCERT: Avital meets Avital – As part of the Konvergencie festival of chamber music Israeli mandolin player, Avi Avital, will perform in Bratislava. The dialogue between the two musicians Avi Avital and Omer Avital will be based on classical traditions meeting jazz traditions. Starts: Jun 24, 20:00, Ateliér Babylon, Kolárska 3. Admission: €15/€35. More info: www.facebook.com

CONCERT: Dolce Vitaj: Paolo Fresu & Bebo Ferra – Legendary jazz musicians from Italy will perform at the closing concert of the 10th Dolce Vitaj! festival. Phenomenal trumpeter Paolo Fresu and one of the most famous guitarist Bebo Ferra will give a concert in Slovenský rozhlas. Starts: Jun 25, 20:00, Mýtna 1. More info: www.facebook.com

Events

PICNIC: Bratislavský dobový piknik – A picnic for whole city in the style of the first half of the last century – between the years 1900 and 1950. Authentic music bands, dancing workshops, the opportunity to have old-style make-up or hair, a photo studio and evening dancing, swing style are waiting for the visitors. Bring old blankets, picnic baskets, vacuum flasks with coffee and do not forget about wooden toys for kids. Starts: Jun 24, 12:00, Medická garden, Špitálska 57. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com

FESTIVAL: Gurmán fest – The ninth year of the favourite gastronomic festival Gurmán fest. Bratislava presents the best restaurants, chief cooks, wine growers and farmers. Besides the best food and drinks, the programme will offer music bands, workshops on cooking and much more. Open: Jun 23 14:00 – 22:00, Jun 24 12:00 – 22:00, Jun 25 11:00 – 20:00, Sad Janka Kráľa. More info: gurmanfestbratislava.sk

FESTIVAL: Urban art festival – One-day multi-genre festival in the streets of Bratislava brings 16 stages and almost 40 performances of various music genres. Moreover, the programme besides the music will be also be enriched by dancing workshops, a handmade zone, umbrella street, a graffiti show and more. Starts: Jun 24, 10:00. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Stano Filko 2037 – An exhibition dedicated to one of the most significant but unfortunately deceased Slovak artists to mark the occasion of his 80th birthday. The ambition of the exhibition is to show the three-dimensional, planar and conceptual views of the artist of the world’s and a being’s structure. Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Aug 27; Námestie SNP 12. More info: kunsthallebratislava.sk

EXHIBITION: Like at home – The exhibition reflects the main influences on Slovak sculpture of the 20th and 21st century. Exhibiting artists are Maria Bartuszová, Juraj Bartusz, Marko Blažo, Tomáš Džadoň, Jozef Jankovič, Marek Kvetan, Juraj Meliš, Michal Moravčík, Martin Piaček, Karol Pichler, Pavla Sceranková, Emöke Vargová. Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29, Námestie SNP 12. More info: kunsthallebratislava.sk

EXHIBITION: Every family has its own story – A unique project presents family treasures and family stories from twenty members of Bratislava’s Jewish community from different generations. Each respondent chose one family object which represents a precious memory of parents, grandparents or relatives. Open: Fri and Sun 10:00 – 16:00 until Oct 8; Heydukova 11-13. More info: synagogue.sk

EXHIBITION: Obrazy a sochy (Paintings and statues) – Vladimír Kompánek, sculptor and painter, is the most famous protagonist of Galandovci and at the same time one of the most charismatic people of the Slovak painting scene of the second half of 20th century. Danubiana presents the choice picks of his creations to celebrate the 90th anniversary of his birth. Open: Tue – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 until Sept 3. More info: danubiana.sk

EXHIBITION: Apparatus of a utopian observer – The exhibition shows pieces by artists such as Hynek Alt, Barbora Dayef, Veronika Franková, Juraj Gábor, Martin Chlanda, Oldřich Morys, Tatiana Nikulina, Libor Novotný, Jakub Rajnoch. Open: Wed - Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jul 22. More info: krokusgaleria.sk

EXHIBITION: Don Quixote – The exhibition presents the character of Don Quijote that became the inspiration for many artistic pieces, not only in literature. It displays the art of authors of illustrative creations from Slovakia created in the 20th and 21st century, such as Cyprián Majerník, František Kudláč, Koloman Sokol, Július Szabó, Fraňo Štefunko, etc. Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Oct 1, Palffyho Palác, Panská 19. Admission: €4. More info: www.gmb.sk

EXHIBITION: Dorota Sadovská: Yellow Embrace - Exhibition entitled Žlté objatie/ Yellow Embrace created by Slovak artist Dorota Sadovská presents her new installation, where visitors will have a chance to enter the spatial installation and feel as if they are in an actual “embrace”. Exhibition opens: Jun 2, 16:00 until Sep 3; Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava – Čunovo. Admission: €10. More info: www.danubiana.sk.

Sport

CYCLING: Cycle tour – The tour leads through the Vydrická gate, Dvořákovo Nábreťie, Karloveské rameno, Botanická, Mlynská dolina, Patrónka, Červený most, Vydrice valley to Vydrice stream in Svätý Jur. The tour is of medium difficulty; the length is about 35 kilometres. Starts: Jun 24, 10:00, Kamenné námestie. Admission: voluntary. More info: citylife.sk



WALKING: Through Lamač and Dúbravka – A hidden stream, interesting local sacral buildings, a non-existant bridge between Lamač and Dúbravka and what is hidden under the church in Dúbravka? You will find out during the first historical walk. Starts: Jun 25 at 9:00 and 14:00; in front of Lamač cemetery on Hodonínska street. Admission: voluntary. More info: citylife.sk

IN-LINE: Inline skating – Approximately one thousand in-line skaters and also cyclists, people with scooters and skateboards can travel the roads that normally belong to cars on Friday night. The event is organized by the inline team along with music and first aid. Starts: Jun 30, 20:00. More info: facebook.com

Training

TRAINING: Golem Club – The Golem club is your partner for the swimsuit season. Power yoga, Zumba, Tabatha, Urban training, Circuit training and many other activities ensure an active relaxing experience and new forms of training with experienced trainers. Open: Jun 23 – Jul 2, Mágio beach, Tyršovo nábrežie 2. More info: citylife.sk

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: Foster the people – The American indie-pop band from Los Angeles became famous mainly because of the song Pumped up kicks, more than 10 million sales of this song were made. Starts: Jul 5, 20:00; Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo 1. Admission: €30. More info: ticketportal.sk.

CONCERT: Apocalyptica – This tour will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launching of Plays Metallica with Four Cellos. Apocalyptica formed new attitudes towards the hits of this most famous rock band, created their own genre and started a career which has already lasted for 20 years. Starts: Oct 26, 20:00; Incheba Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3409. Admission: from €29 to €49. More info: 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.

CONCERT: Michael Nyman Band – The band of Michael Nyman, composer of music for films, for example The Piano, plays some of his best known works. Starts: Sept 16, 19:30; Devín Castle. Admission: €45. More info: www.drhorak.sk.

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