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Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 28 and August 6, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Folk Painting Vajnory, Stamp(Source: Slovak Post)

Music & Dance
PARTY: Electro Swing Night, Starts: Jul 28, 21:00
PARTY: Mambo party; Starts: Jul 29, 21:00
DANCING: Swing Thursdays; Starts: Aug 3, 19:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: Richard Šveda; Starts: Jul 28, 20:00
CONCERT: The Bee Quartet; Starts: Jul 29, 17:00
CONCERT: Concerto fest Europa; Starts: Jul 30, 20:30
Events
FESTIVAL: BeeFree; Starts: Jul 28 – Jul 29, 16:00
EVENT: Fencing; Starts: Jul 25, 18:30, 19:15
EVENT: Bukowski Garden Party; Starts: Aug 5, 15:00
EVENT: Deň Vajnor (The Day of Vajnory); Starts: Aug 5, 17:00
Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Erik Šille – Error; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29
EXHIBITION: Stojaté vody; Open: Tue – Sunday 11:00 – 18.00 until Sept 3
EXHIBITION: Obrazy a sochy (Paintings and statues); Open: Tue – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 until Sept 3
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
IN-LINE: Inline skating; Starts: Jul 28, Aug 4, 20:00
Training and courses
TRAINING: Vodárenská záhrada; Starts: Jul 31 – Aug 3, 18:00
TRAINING: Golem Club; Open: Jun 23 – Sep 3
TRAINING: Under the trees; Starts: Jul 4 – Aug 24
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: Lola Marsh; Starts: Oct 18, 19:00
CONCERT: Sparks; Starts: Sep 10, 19:00
DANCING: Swing party; Starts: Oct 6
FESTIVAL: Uprising; Starts: Aug 25- Aug 26
BALLET: The Nutcracker, Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00
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: Electro Swing Night – Swing dancing from the 30s with the energy of the current club scene. A summer night with a vintage taste connects swing and jazz with electronic music vibrations. DJ Moustache Pete from the Czech Republic and DJ Caterpillar & Serious Sax provide the perfect atmosphere. Starts: Jul 28, 21:00, KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. More info: facebook.com
PARTY: Mambo party – The rhythms of salsa, mamba, cha-cha-cha, Latin jazz and giagianca will be played by DJ Greg. Starts: Jul 29, 21:00, La Fiesta, Prievozská 18. More info: labomba.sk
DANCING: Swing Thursdays – Every Thursday night is now dedicated to dance lovers who will get the chance to show their swinging rhythms under the sky. Starts: Aug 3, 19:00, Sad Janka Kráľa. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk

Theatre & Classical Music

CONCERT: Richard Šveda – Baritone Richard Šveda belongs to the youngest generation of Slovak opera singers. At only 23 years, he is a soloist for Deutsche Oper am Rhein v Düsseldorfe. Starts: Jul 28, 20:00, Moyzesova sieň, Vajanského nábrežie, Bratislava 12. Admission: €12. More info: https://www.citylife.sk/listky/23839


CONCERT: The Bee Quartet – The quartet will be performing their first concert in Bratislava in the park by the Danube River. The program will include mostly contemporary pieces (pop songs). Bring your blankets, friends and come to enjoy the concert! Starts: Jul 29, 17:00, Sad Janka Kráľa. Admission: free. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476959952386320/
CONCERT: Concerto fest Europa – Under the lead of Arpád Patkoló and Robert Ward the songs of the masters of classical music such as W.A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven will resound. Starts: Jul 30, 20:30, Zrkadlová sieň Primaciálneho paláca, Primaciálne square. More info: bratislava.sk

Events

FESTIVAL: BeeFree – The biggest dancing event in Slovakia will celebrate its 18th birthday. BeeFree takes place at the open-air club Pláž pod Ufom where there is a house stage and in the space of the Subclub there will be drum and bass, techno and the main stage. Starts: Jul 28 – Jul 29, 16:00, Pláž pod Ufom, Subclub. Admission: free. More info: beefree.sk
EVENT: Fencing – Entertaining fencing-theatre performances, demonstration of fights from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, a demonstration of fencing techniques and many others. Starts: Jul 25, 18:30, 19:15, Stará radnica. More info: citylife.sk

EVENT: Bukowski Garden Party – A summer festival in the garden behind the bar will offer live funky music, goulash inspired by Bukowski stories and introduce a new shot. Starts: Aug 5, 15:00, Bukowski bar, Námestie SNP 24. Admission: free. More info: bukowski.sk
EVENT: Deň Vajnor (The Day of Vajnory) – Experience a village in a city. Within the programme will be brass music and a demonstration of traditional crafts as well as a not to be missed exhibition of photographs of Vajnorský’s ornament. Starts: Aug 5, 17:00, Main square. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Erik Šille – Error – The exhibition presents an overview of Erik Šille’s art; a man who belongs among the most successful painters of the middle generation. His inspiration is based on the animated world of comic characters, advertisements and everyday banality. Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29, Námestie SNP 12. More info: kunsthallebratislava.sk

EXHIBITION: Stojaté vody – The Exhibition of Mária Čorejová presents a selection of her newest drawing series accompanied by objects of architect Miriam Šebianová. Open: Tue – Sunday 11:00 – 18.00 until Sept 3, Panská 19. Admission: €4. More info: gmb.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: 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

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: Jul 28, Aug 4, 20:00. More info: facebook.com

Training and courses

TRAINING: Vodárenská záhrada – Favourite exercises: on Monday Zumba, on Tuesday a healthy back, on Wednesday Bodywork and Performance training on Thursday. Every exercise lasts one hour. Starts: Jul 31 – Aug 3, 18:00, Vodárenská záhrada. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk
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 – Sep 3, Mágio beach, Tyršovo nábrežie 2. More info: golemclub.sk
TRAINING: Under the trees – Lectures on Yoga, belly-dancing, body balance and other similar topics. Starts: Jul 4 – Aug 24, Medical garden. Admission: free. 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: Lola Marsh – Probably the most popular music band from the Near East will play together with the Slovak Tolstoys and DJ Džbán. Before the concert a documentary about 20 years of the Pohoda festival will be broadcast. Starts: Oct 18, 19:00, A4, Karpatská 2. More info: facebook.com

CONCERT: Sparks – Legendary American glam-pop band appear for the first time in Bratislava to promote their new album Hippopotamus. Starts: Sep 10, 19:00, Ateliér Babylon. Admission: €23. More info: citylife.sk

DANCING: Swing party – This favourite swing-dance party is connected with the battle of two of the best Czech-Slovak big bands. The fifth year of this annually sold out event brings an opportunity to dance to world-famous orchestras the Bratislava Hot Serenaders and the Melody Makers Ondřeja Havelku. Starts: Oct 6, 19:00, Stará tržnica. More info: citylife.sk

FESTIVAL: Uprising – The festival is amongst the biggest in central Europe for the reggae music genre. During two days, different artists from reggae, dancehall, ska, latino, hip-hop, dub, dubstep, ragga-jungle and dnb music styles will perform on the stage. The headliners for this year are Sean Paul, The Wailers, Alpha Blondy, Irie Révoltés. Starts: Aug 25 – 26, Zlaté piesky. More info: uprising.sk

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: 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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