Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 1 and September 10, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

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Top 10

RACE: Spaceman Championship; Starts: Sept 1, 7:00
CONCERT: Die Selektion, Philipp Strobel & WhyDie? (synth, postpunk); Starts: Sept 1, 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
PARTY: Balkan Beats; Starts: Sept 2, 21:00
FESTIVAL: 10th Gypsy Fest Anniversary 2017; Starts: Sept 7, Sept 8, 20:00
EXPO: Gentlemen's expo; Starts: Sept 9, 10:00
RUN: Telekom Night Run; Starts: Sept 9, 17:00
CONCERT: Sparks (art-pop), Starts: Sept 10, 20:00

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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


Areál vodných športov, Bratislava-Čunovo, 2017-09-01, Friday, 7:00

Featuring astronaut disciplines where racers compete to win a five-day trip to Star City in Moscow and the chance to take a zero-gravity parabolic flight and experience weightlessness. The Spaceman Championships pit contestants against each other in two categories to test their physical and mental fitness in nine tasks inspired by basic astronaut training. Discipline results will be scored for time and points earned. The Spaceman Championship is open to anybody, but due to the nature of the disciplines contestants need to be at least 18 years old and in the higher rounds will have to undergo a medical examination first. Registration fee: €39. For more information visit

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Batcave † Sunless † Die Selektion † Philipp Strobel & WhyDie?

Fuga, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, 2017-09-01, Friday, 22:00 & Sunless presents:
Die Selektion (DE)
The Trio from Germany is bringing a new and unconventional sound, combining fast and striking beats, analogue sound, synth lines and an atypical instrument – the trumpet.

Philipp Strobel (DE)
Founder of the prestigious Berlin label [aufnahme + wiedergabe], on which The Horrorist are based.

WhyDie? (CZ)
The resident of the cult Prague event ( RARE ) will again bring darkwave, minimal synth, postpunk and ebm to Bratislava after a long absence.
Admission fee: €8. For more information visit

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:

Balkan Beats @KC Dunaj~

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, 2017-09-02, Saturday, 21:00

Experience the essence of the Balkan musical temperament! Internationally recognized musicians Faith and Brankowill perform the soft melodious sounds which will please your heart, on stage. Admission: €5. More info: or


Atelier Babylon, Námestie SNP, Staré Mesto, 2017-09-07 – 2017-09-08, Saturday,

Three Roma designers, Erika Varga (HU), Pavel Berky (SK | CZ | UK), Monika Vontszemu (SK) have created exclusive models for the 10th anniversary of the Gypsy Fest that will demonstrate famous celebrities of Slovak showbiz. Admission: €5.

A magnificent dance-singing show by an international grouping of artists from several countries around the world. Admission: €5. For more information visit


Eurovea, Pribinova, Bratislava, 2017-09-09, Saturday, 17:00

After the successful 8th annual Telekom Night Run we are preparing for the ninth year, which will take place on 9. September 2017. Experience an unforgettable night-time experience. The great atmosphere of the evening will be completed with this year's music "dj" with music along the entire track.
Date: 9 September 2017
Starting point: Eurovea Galeria
Route length: 10 km
Registration fee: €14.
For more information visit

Gentlemen's expo

Fach, Ventúrska 10, Bratislava, 2017-09-09, Saturday, 10:00

The first expo strictly for men. Visit us on 9th of September if you are interested in fashion, sports, accessories, technology, drinks, food, cosmetics, business and so on.
See you in Fach, Bratislava on 9.9.2017. Admission: €6. Facebook event: or


Ateliér Babylon, Námestie SNP 14/Kolárska 3, Bratislava, 2017-09-10, Sunday, 20:00

An eccentric American art-pop band SPARKS releases its 22nd album called "Hippopotamus" this September. A world tour is organized to celebrate this occasion! It will be the first time that Sparks has performed in Slovakia or in Central and Eastern Europe as such, so this is the first chance to see them live! If you like unusual, modern pop music, do not miss this event. Admission: €23. More info and tickets:

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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

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
The Master of Okoličné and the Gothic Art of Spiš circa 1500; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 7 until Nov 26
DON QUIXOTE; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Oct 1
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:
The Master of Okoličné and the Gothic Art of Spiš circa 1500 – The Master responsible for decorating the former Marian altar from the Franciscan monastery in Okoličné near Liptovský Mikuláš belongs among the best painters of the Central European Late Gothic period and he worked with other important Spiš sculptors, including Master Pavol. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 7 until Nov 26, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 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:
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: 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
FIGURE SKATING: Evgeni Plushenko – Kings on Ice; Starts: Nov 19, 18:00
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

FIGURE SKATING: Evgeni Plushenko – Kings on Ice - Russian figure skater and Olympic winner Evgeni Plushenko returns with his show also featuring skaters such as Adelina Sotnikova, Tomáš Verner, Elena Jovanovich, Nodari Maisuradze, Misha Ge, Ivan Righini, Elladj Baldé. Starts: Nov 19, 18:00, Zimný štadión V. Dzurillu, Ružinovská 4. Admission: €29 - €39. More info:

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:

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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