Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 25 and September 3, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

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PRESENTATION: Afterwork Photo-Show; Starts: Aug 25, 19:30
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Measha Brueggergosman; Starts: Aug 25, 19:00
CROSSFIT COMPETITION: RRCFT ALL IN Challenge; Starts: Aug 26, 8:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra; Starts: Aug 27, 19:00
PARTY: Save the Holidays; Starts: Aug 28, 21:00
CONCERT: Wings of Dixie (US Air Force Band); Starts: Aug 30, 19:00
PARTY: The End with the Nu Spirit All Stars; Starts: Aug 31, 22:00
MARKET: Flea Market; Starts: Sept 2, 8:00
FESTIVAL: The Kingdom of Goose Specialities; Starts: Sept 2, 14:00
FOLK FESTIVAL: The Days of the ÚĽUV masters; Starts: Sept 2, Sept 3, 10:00

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Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

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

Top 10

Afterwork Photo-Show

#Connecticlub Cultural & Consulting Centre, Sedlárska 5, Bratislava; 2017-08-25, Friday, 19:30

Come for some chill-out time afterwork! Get to know new people, meet friends and exchange ideas, or just have fun after a stressful business day.
"Integration and Diversity through the eyes of youth" is a photographic project by Mladiinfo Slovensko, currently hosted by #CONNECTICLUB Cultural & Consulting Centre - Sedlárska 5. The presentation will be hosted on August 25th from 19:30. Admission is free. More info: or

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Measha Brueggergosman

Slovenské národné divadlo, Bratislava-Staré Mesto; 2017-08-25, Friday, 19:00

The Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman is among the elite of the world's opera performers, but apart from opera she devotes herself primarily to art songs and concert singing. In her native Canada she is regarded as an ambassador for classical music, someone who disrupts the stereotype of the opera diva in all respects. Surprise, her first recording for Deutsche Grammophone, featuring songs by W. Bolcom, A. Schoenberg and E. Satie, is regarded as a particularly impressive debut. A further recording, Night and Dreams quickly gained several important awards, and for her recording of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, accompanied by The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, Measha Brueggergosman was nominated for a Grammy Award. She also collaborated as a soloist in the recording of the Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Bolcom, which immediately received three Grammy Awards in 2005, including in the ‘Best Classical Album’ category.
In the Viva Musica! festival concert she will perform Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, accompanied by the Viva Musica! Orchestra, and in the second half a selection of spirituals arranged for symphony orchestra from her latest album Songs of Freedom. Admission fee: €25 - €55.
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RRCFT ALL IN Challenge - CrossFit competiton at Wakelake

Wakelake, Cesta na Senec, Bratislava-Ružinov; 2017-08-26, Saturday, 8:00

Team CrossFit Bratislava has again prepared the popular summer competition for you- CrossFit ALL IN Challenge. Everyone is welcome to come and join the competition. We will swim, run, lift the dumbbells and much more. Registration for anyone who wants to sign up is possible by email, email subject: ALL IN registration. The registration fee is €15. In the evening, you can enjoy an unofficial afterparty hosted by DJ EKG. More info:

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Hlavné námestie, Bratislava; 2017-08-27, Sunday, 19:00

"The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra" is a community organization that strives to bring quality music experience and community opportunities to North Michigan. They will perform in the Main Square! Beginning at 19:00. Admission is free.

Save The Holidays (Dnb)

Hopkirk bar, Karpatská, Bratislava; 2017-08-28, Monday, 21:00

The summer holidays and parties are almost over so let´s enjoy this unforgettable Drum & Bass party at the Hopkirk club.
Admission fee is €4. More info:

Wings of Dixie

Hlavné námestie, Bratislava; 2017-08-30, Wednesday, 19:00

Wings of Dixie is the Dixieland section of the US Air Force Band in Europe. This "American music ambassador" has been around for nearly 60 years and is based at a military base in Ramstein, Germany. They perform many concerts throughout Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa, playing for soldiers, the public and also for the highest diplomatic events. Beginning at 19:00. Admission is free.

The End with the Nu Spirit All Stars

Nu spirit club, Štúrova, Bratislava; 2017-08-31, Thursday, 22:00

On Thursday 31 August, from 10 pm at the Nu Spirit Clube - Traditional Mayhem reigns at the end of a fabulous summer with the Nu Spirit All Stars DJ Team! 9 DJs on 2 floors. The Main Stage: Džunya G, DJ MIKO, DJ Metys, Petijee, UnclPete, BSMNT:, Toochkny deejay, D OneTwo, FVLCRVM, Jimmy Pé.
Reservations are accepted only by email at Ladies have free admission until midnight. Facebook event: or

Flea market on Drienova Street

Drieňová 16, Bratislava; 2017-09-02, Saturday, 8:00

„Burzoblsák,“ as this flea market is called, is an event dedicated to the community and its main aims are the recycling and re-use of old clothes. There is also an option for vendors to donate clothes to one of the orphanages in Bratislava. It is held every first Saturday of the month, starting from 8 am and lasting till 2 pm on Drienova street 16. If you are coming with your children, there will be an area with refreshments and a lovely atmosphere prepared as well. No entrance fee. Get your special piece directly from the sellers’ trunks or suitcases and enjoy the atmosphere of a real flea market! Admission is free.
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The Kingdom of goose specialities

Slovenský Grob; 2017-09-02, Saturday, 14:00

Slovenský Grob will become the Kingdom of Goose Specialities on 2nd September at 2pm for the second time. A royal experience will be ensured by the coronation of the King with the attendance of Maria Theresa, accompanied by a royal banquet, a period tavern and delicious dishes along with a rich musical and cultural programme. The event of the Kingdom of Goose Specialities aims to show that goose dishes are offered throughout the whole year and not only from September to January. The event of the Kingdom of the Goose will also include Farm Fest which aims at explaining and highlighting traditional crafts, gastronomic and product particulars of the Bratislava Region. Farm Fest will bring the opportunity to taste and buy traditional goods made by 20 local specialty sellers coming from the Bratislava Region on the square.
On the occasion of the XVIIth Days of Open Doors at Goose Gastronomic Operations, the Guild of Goose Speciality makers will offer a tasty menu to the value of 10€. More info:

Days of ÚĽUV masters

pedestrian area of Old Town, Bratislava; 2017-09-02 – 2017-09-03, Saturday – Sunday, 10:00

The 27th year of the festival will take to the streets of the capital. A handful of masters and producers from the whole of Slovakia, workshops, games for children, musical and dancing performances, a fashion show and traditional cuisine will complete the festival of Ústredie Ľudovej Umeleckej Výroby (The Centre for Folk Art Production). More info:

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IN-LINE: Inline skating; Starts: Aug 25, 20:00
TRAINING: Vodárenská záhrada; Starts: Aug 28 - Aug 31, 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 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 28 – Aug 31, 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

Drsná škola (Rough School); Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Nov 4
Stojaté vody; Open: Tue – Sunday 11:00 – 18.00 until Sept 3
DON QUIXOTE; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Oct 1
Obrazy a sochy (Paintings and statues); Open: Tue – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 until Sept 3
Dorota Sadovská: Yellow Embrace; Exhibition opens: Jun 2, 16:00 until Sep 3; Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00
Like at home; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29
Erik Šille – Error; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29
Every family has its story; Open: Fri and Sun 10:00 – 16:00 until Oct 8
Palo Macho, Timing the Line; Open: Tue – Sun 13:00 – 19:00 until Oct 5

Drsná škola (Rough 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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:

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:
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:
Palo Macho, Timing the Line – The exhibition presents a unique collection of original glass objects and sketches to art lovers from Bratislava and abroad. Its author is the leading Slovak artist Palo Macho (born 1965), the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and the winner of major national and international exhibitions of contemporary art. The exhibition showcases Macho’s drawings, still a little known feature of his art since he is best known for his glass paintings. In addition to painted studio glass, he has exhibited the results of his cooperation with major Slovak artists in the project called Conjunctions / Time Coincidence running for the last 14 years.
This collection of works has not been presented in this form until now and the exhibition in Bratislava will be the world premiere. A number of exhibits and their display stands have been specially created and designed for the Nedbalka Gallery. Open: Tue – Sun 13:00 – 19:00 until Oct 5, Nedbalova 17. 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

CONCERT: Sparks; Starts: Sep 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Michael Nyman Band; Starts: Sept 16, 19:30
BALLET/FILM: Dancer; Starts: Sept 27, 19:00
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

BALLET/FILM: Sergei Polunin – The Ceremonial broadcast of Dancer, a movie by director Steven Cantor accompanied by a dance performance giving an interpretation of the life and works of Sergei Polunin. This Ukrainian dancer belongs among the most significant personalities of the world ballet scene. Critics call him the “James Dean of ballet” as well as “the most talented ballet dancer of his generation.” The award-winning film, Dancer, presents a portrait of this extraordinary artist in a unique way. Starts: Sept 27, 19:00, New building of SND, Pribinova 17. Admission: €75-€500. More info:

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:

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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