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Foreigners: Events in Bratislava

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between August 4 and August 13, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Norwegian violin virtuoso Mari Samuelsen(Source: SITA)

Music & Dance
PARTY: 80s vs. 90s; Starts: Aug 4, 23:00
PARTY: Fyah Madness; Starts: Aug 10, 22:00
DANCING: Swing Thursdays; Starts: Aug 3, 19:00
Theatre & Classical Music
CONCERT: The Ladies Ensemble; Starts: Aug 6, 18:00
CONCERT: Operetta evening; Starts: Aug 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter; Starts: Aug 11, 20:00
Events
EVENT: Grand Prix Bratislava; Starts: Aug 4 – Aug 6
EVENT: Bukowski Garden Party; Starts: Aug 5, 15:00
EVENT: Deň Vajnor (The Day of Vajnory); Starts: Aug 5, 17:00
EVENT: Knights at Devín Castle; Starts: Aug 6, 10:00
MARKET: Trh - Piac – Markt; Starts: Aug 12, 10:00
EVENT: Horse Races; Starts: Aug 13, 14:00
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: Aug 4, Aug 11, 20:00
Religious Services in English:
SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1
SERVICE: God’s Service Church; Starts: Sundays 9:30, Mondays 17:00, Malý kostol, Panenská street
SERVICE: Brotherhood Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00, Cukrová 4
MASS: The Church of Saint Ladislav; Starts: Sundays 11:00, Špitálska
Training and courses
TRAINING: Vodárenská záhrada; Starts: Aug 7 - Aug 10, 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: Fink; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
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: Fyah Madness – Pokyman from Medial Banana and his guests bring the best of the dancehall scene on Thursday. Starts: Aug 10, 22:00, Re:fresh, Ventúrska 5. Admission: free until 23:00. More info: refreshclub.sk

PARTY: 80s vs. 90s – Popular music hits from stars such as Anastacia, Depeche Mode, Jamiroquai, Nirvana, Queen, Scooter, Spice Girls, Smashing Pumpkins, Annie Lennox, Prodigy, Daft Punk, The Offspring, Roxette and Green Day will ensure dancing entertainment during the whole night. Starts: Aug 4, 23:00, Re:fresh, Ventúrska 5. Admission: €3. More info: refreshclub.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: The Ladies Ensemble – Attractive chamber orchestra proves that classical music is not boring, but full of life, joy and emotions. Starts: Aug 6, 18:00, Hviezdoslavovo námestie. Admission: free. More info: theladiesensemble.com

CONCERT: Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – The cult piece of classical music Four Seasons by Vivaldi will be presented by music composer Max Richter. At the festival Viva Musica! in its Slovak premiere will be heard by Norwegian violin virtuoso Mari Samuelsen and orchestra Viva Musica. Starts: Aug 11, 20:00, Stará Tržnica, Námestie SNP 25. Admission: €23 - €29. More info: ticketportal.sk

CONCERT: Operetta evening - Gréta Švercelová and Peter Oswald will sing famous operetta melodies. Starts: Aug 10, 19:00. Amphitheatre Dúbravka, Valachova. Admission: free. More info: citylife.sk

Events

MARKET: Trh - Piac – Markt – Market offers seasonal food produced and grown by farmers and producers from the Bratislava area. You can buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy products, baked goods, sweets and drinks. The market is accompanied by a programme full of educational and entertaining activities for both kids and adults. Starts: Aug 12, 10:00, Stará Tržnica, Námestie SNP 25. Admission: free. More info: staratrznica.sk

EVENT: Horse Races – For 3-year-old and older horses. Every starting horse has to attend a show in front of tribunes. Starts: Aug 13, 14:00, Starohájska 29. More info: zavodisko.sk

EVENT: Grand Prix Bratislava – The 52nd year of the oldest show jumping event in Slovakia. In three days, participants from 21 countries will compete in 22 competitions. Starts: Aug 4 – Aug 6, TJ Slávia STU, Májová 21. Admission: free. More info: csio.sk

EVENT: Knights at Devín castle – The whole-day programme presents fencing, dancing, theatre and shows with horses. Starts: Aug 6, 10:00, Devín castle. Admission: €4 (discounted)/ €8 (normal)/ €13 (family). More info: facebook.com

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: Aug 7 – Aug 10, 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: Fink – Brighton composer, singer, DJ, guitarist and producer Fink released a new album and starts his autumn tour. He uses electronics, components of blues, folk, dub and acoustic guitar. Starts: Oct 14, 20:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €15 - €23. More info: majestic.sk

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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