Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

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Top 10

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Music at the Park; Starts: Saturday, Aug 19, 17:00
PARTY: Becher Garden Party, Starts: Saturday, Aug 19, 19:00
TRAINING: Martial Arts, Starts: Wednesday, Aug 23, 19:00
PERFORMANCE: Dance and Music from Indonesia, Starts: Wednesday, Aug 23, 17:00
CONCERT: City of the Sun (indie rock, flamenco, post-rock), Starts: Thursday, Aug 24, 21:00
MEETING: InterNations Exclusive August event, Starts: Thursday, Aug 24, 20:00
CONCERT: Manco Group (dance afrobeat, African blues), Starts: Friday, Aug 25, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Pivobrana Beer fest, Starts: Friday, Aug 25, 15:00
PARTY: Smells like 90s, Starts: Saturday, Aug 26, 22:00
MARKET: Summer Ethno Market, Starts: Saturday, Aug 26, 10:00

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Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it is advisable to obtain tickets early)

Top 10

Music at the Park

Sad Janka Kráľa, Bratislava-Petržalka, Slovakia

2017-08-19, Saturday, 17:00

On Saturday 19th August from 5 pm you can enjoy Music in the Park, with concerts in Sad Janka Kráľa. Vladislav Šarišský - piano & Roman Harvan - viola; Adventure Strings - string quartet, Quasars Ensemble; Excess quartet - flute, violin, viola, bass clarinet. Free access!

Becher Garden Party

Mestská knižnica v Bratislave - Letná čitáreň U červeného raka, Michalská

2017-08-19, Saturday, 19:00

Enjoy special drinks from the unique Becher Beton Bar on the occasion of its 50th birthday! Music concerts will be part of the accompanying program, of course. Admission is free. More info: facebook.

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Martial Arts: Self Defence - free trial sessions for women

Brighter Life Center, Hurbanovo námestie, Bratislava

2017-08-23, Wednesday, 19:00

These classes integrate the techniques of self-defence, Karate and the principles of traditional martial arts. Besides the practice of blocking, kicking, punching or stretching, students learn self-discipline, cooperation and mental resistance. In addition, it teaches concentration, increases reflexes, improves body condition, and helps to build healthy self-confidence and achieve goal-setting.

Part of the classes involves a training mental setup on how to cope with stress and how to react in stressful situations. This is often crucial in self-defence for women. Admission is free. More info: facebook.

Dance and Music from Indonesia

Eurovea, Pribinova, Bratislava

2017-08-23, Wednesday, 17:00

A performance organized in co-operation with the Indonesian Embassy. Starts at 5 pm. Admission is free.

City Of The Sun (USA) live at British Rock Stars

BRITISH ROCK STARS, Námestie 1. mája 14, Bratislava

2017-08-24, Thursday, 21:00

New York's City of the Sun is a worldly, genre-bending instrumental trio whose sound combines their love of indie rock, flamenco, and post-rock. Formed in 2011 by guitarist John Pita, COS also features guitarist Avi Snow and percussionist Zach Para. Having honed their sound performing on the streets of New York City, the group first gained wider attention after playing a 2013 TED conference.

Since then, City of the Sun has headlined and sold out NYC venues like the Gramercy Theater and Brooklyn Bowl; they played SXSW, Firefly, CMJ and CBGB music festivals, among others. The band supported Charles Bradley and Gregg Allman, and have long-standing collaborations with Sofar Sounds and Godin Guitars. "The C Word" documentary, directed by Meghan O'Hara and narrated by Morgan Freeman, featured a score worked on by John, Avi, and Zach.

In 2016, City of the Sun released their debut LP 'To the Sun and All the Cities in Between,' debuting at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. The lead track "Everything" hit #2 on Spotify's US Viral 50 chart and #5 on Global Viral Chart and has garnered over eight million plays to date.

For more information visit Admission: Presale Fee: €8, On Spot: €10.

InterNations Exclusive August event - summer time


2017-08-24, Thursday, 20:00

Come and meet new people and be entertained at a great venue. We will hold our always fun ice breakers to help you meet new people and get into the groove of the evening.

At InterNations events our main goal is to socialize and meet great new people in Bratislava, local or foreigners. This is the event you don't want to miss to connect with other global minds. Admission: Pre-Sale Tickets: €5, At the Door: €8. More info: facebook.

Manco Group

Eurovea, Pribinova, Bratislava

2017-08-25, Friday, 20:00

The Manco Group will have a concert on Friday August 25, at 8 PM, at Eurovea. The Manco group is an African band featuring music from West Africa. They present especially hot dance afrobeat, but also African blues, so-called desertblues.

The band consists of: Cheikh Ndao - bass guitar, singing (Senegal), Ben Ball Bass - guitar, singing (Mauretania), Aliou Dione - percussion, singing (Senegal). Admission: free


Park Andreja Hlinku, Bratislava-Ružinov

2017-08-25, Friday, 15:00

Come and taste real beer!

The festival of independent craft breweries.

Slovak breweries will offer the best summer beer. Street food, beer competitions and pleasant music programme have also been prepared for you. Admission is free. For more information visit

Smells like 90s w/ Yanko Kral, Galagha & Code

Nu spirit club, Štúrova, Bratislava, Slovensko

2017-08-26, Saturday 22:00

Travel in time to the 90's for all the hits of this significant period. Fourteen of the most prominent DJs are preparing a musical excursion from rock to electronic genres. Come along with us to be convinced that without the bands and producers of the 90s, the musical carousel would simply not be what it is today!

Featuring: DJs Galagha, Yanko Kral & C.O.D.E.

Reservations are accepted only by mail at Admission is free. More info: facebook.

Summer ETHNO market

Libresso Horáreň, Lesná, Bratislava-Old Town

2017-08-26, Saturday, 10:00

And here we go again with the MARKET in KC Horáreň. This time, for the second time, it will be international, worldly, colorful, and groovy as it can be only in summer.... simply, it will be ETHNO!

Would you like to be a part of the market? Do you have some great things to sell? Then send an email to: Admission is free. More info: facebook.

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IN-LINE: Inline skating; Starts: Aug 18, Aug 25, 20:00
TRAINING: Vodárenská záhrada; Starts: Aug 21 - Aug 24, 18:00
TRAINING: Golem Club; Open: Jun 23 – Sep 3
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

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: Aug 18, Aug 25, 20:00. More info:

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 14 – Aug 17, 18:00, Vodárenská záhrada. Admission: free. More info:
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:
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: 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:
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:
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:

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:

Temporary exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Drsná škola (Tough School); Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Nov 4
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

EXHIBITION: Drsná škola (Tough School) – This exhibition is dedicated to contemporary art, specifically a group of authors of contemporary graphics and their creation in this current “sophisticated, plural and postproduction” world of art. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Nov 4, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. More info:
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:

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1, English
SERVICE: God’s Service Church (Božie služby); Starts: Sundays 9:30, Mondays 17:00, Malý kostol, Panenská street, English
SERVICE: Brotherhood Church (Cirkev bratská); Starts: Sundays 10:00, Cukrová 4, English
MASS: The Church of Saint Ladislav; Starts: Sundays 11:00, Špitálska, English
MASS: Church of St. John of Matha; Starts: Sundays 9:00 Latin
MASS: St. Martin’s Cathedral; Starts: Sundays 7:45 German, 9:00 Latin
MASS: Church of the Merciful Brothers; Starts: Sundays 11:30 Italian
SERVICE: Small Evangelical Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
SERVICE: Citylight Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Námestie 1.mája 1
SERVICE: Bratislava International Fellowship, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Trnavské mýto 1, (Istropolis)
SERVICE: International Baptist Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Súľovská 2
JEWISH SERVICE: Synagogue on Heydukova Street; Starts: Friday evening (before twilight), Saturday morning (usually at 9:00), and during feasts, Hebrew

Highlights of the year

FESTIVAL: Uprising; Starts: Aug 25- Aug 26
CONCERT: Sparks; Starts: Sep 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Michael Nyman Band; Starts: Sept 16, 19:30
DANCING: Swing party; Starts: Oct 6
CONCERT: Fink; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
CONCERT: Apocalyptica; Starts: Oct 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30
CONCERT: Helloween; Starts: Nov 26, 19:00
CONCERT: Piaf! The Show; Starts: Dec 5, 19:00
BALLET: The Nutcracker, Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00

CONCERT: Helloween – The music group with old members Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen have prepared a three hour long show for the 30th anniversary of the most significant albums in melodic heavy metal. Performing: Michael Kiske – singing, Michael Weikath – guitar, backing singing, Kai Hansen – guitar, backing singing, Markus Grosskopf – bass guitar, backing singing, Andi Deris – singing, Sascha Gerstner – guitar, backing singing, Dani Löble – drums. Starts: Nov 26, 19:00. Admission: €33-€38. More info:

CONCERT: Piaf! The show – The most popular chanson songs of Piaf poetically expressing her attitude, feelings and thoughts will sound within the show. The main character of the majestic show is the talented Anne Carrere. Starts: Dec 5, 19:00, AEGON aréna, Príkopova 6. Admission: €19-€79. More info:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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