Music & Dance
CONCERT: Soul Surge; Starts: Jun 30, 22:00
PARTY: Flying shoes; Starts: Jul 7, 21:00
PARTY: Balkan beats; Starts: Jul 8, 21:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: Bakura Ensemble; Starts: Jul 1, 17:00
CONCERT: Moyzes’s quartet; Starts: Jul 8, 17:00
CONCERT: Big Band Fest; Starts: Jul 9, 14:00
FESTIVAL: Hip Hop Žije; Opens: Jun 30 – Jul 2
FESTIVAL: Vinopolis; Starts: Jul 1, 12:00
FESTVAL: Natsumatsuri – Japanese day; Starts: Jul 2, 14:00
FESTIVAL: Slovakia folk; Starts: Jul 6 – Jul 8
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
IN-LINE: Inline skating; Starts: Jun 30, 20:00
Training and courses
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
BALLET: The Nutcracker, Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00
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
CONCERT: Soul Surge - A perfect dancing night is spiced with this concert by energetic Hungarian pop/funk/hip-hop formation Soul Surge. After the concert, there will be a party with interpretation of DUB Settlers HiFi. Starts: Jun 30, 22:00; Ventúrska 5. Admission: €3/5. More info: refreshclub.sk
PARTY: Flying shoes – Let’s bath our party sneakers in a sea of dancing music. Strong hip-hop, trap, RnB, twerk and funk beats will be played by Djs Mercy and Fancy. Starts: Jun 30, 22:00, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850772261912134
PARTY: Balkan beats – Passionate rhythms, exotic melodies, non-traditional instruments but also traditional home music will mix at this energetic party! DJs Gadjo.cz and Julah will play the best of Balkan, klezmer, folk, South-American music and gypsy sounds. Starts: Jul 8, 21:00, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. More info: facebook.com
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: Big Band Fest – For its first year this big band festival will present world-famous bands such as the Dixie Kings of Hungary, the Rozhlasový Big Band, Gustava Broma and vocalist Deidra Jones from the US. Starts: Jul 9, 17:00; Kuchajda. Admission: Free. More info: http://cultusruzinov.sk/
CONCERT: Moyzes’s quartet – Since their origin in 1975 this quartet is one of the most significant chamber music group in Slovakia. Starts: Jul 8, 17:00, Sad Janka Kráľa. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk
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
FESTIVAL: Hip Hop Žije – The fifth year of the biggest hip-hop event in Slovakia with foreign headliners Fat Joe and Riff Raff. The accompanying programme presents free style battles, graffiti jam, streetball, a break dance exhibition and competition, beatbox battles. Opens: Jun 30 – Jul 2, Zlaté piesky. Admission: €29.50. More info: hiphopzije.sk
FESTIVAL: Vinopolis – At the festival of wine more than 30 wine-growers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Germany will introduce themselves. Visitors have an opportunity to taste more than 200 types of wine. Starts: July 1, 12:00; Hviezdoslavovo námestie 3. Admission: €20/25. More info: vinopolis.sk
FESTIVAL: Slovakia folk – International folk festival for children’s, teenage and adult folk ensembles. With both competitive and non-competitive exhibitions taking place over three days, there will be a variety of venues in the Old Town. Starts: Jul 6 – Jul 8. More info: citylife.sk
FESTIVAL: Natsumatsuri – Japanese day – The Japanese embassy invites people to a day of Japanese culture. The programme consists of cookery shows, a concert, a bonsai exhibition and calligraphy and origami. Starts: Jul 2, 14:00; Main square. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk
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.
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: 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: email@example.com. 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
BALLET: The Nutcracker – Cirque De Monte Carlo and Edvin Marton present Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in a new form – an acrobatic ballet performance. Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00, Ageon Arena, (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6. Admission: €29.9-€49.9. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
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.