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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 8 and September 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Dobrý trh or Good Market (Source: Boris Németh)

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Top 10

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
FESTIVAL: Vintage Festival in Rača 2017, Starts: Sept 15 to Sep 17
ANIME: IstroCON a Comics Salon 2017, Starts: Sept 15
URBAN MARKET: The Good Market on Panenska Street, Starts: Sept 15
CITY WALK: Bratislava Guerillawalks / Oliver Hangl, Starts: Sept 15 at 15:00
WATER SPORTS: SUP Marathon, Starts: Sept 16
CLASSICAL MUSIC: KONVERGENCIE - Lasica, Lipa & The Bratislava Hot Serenaders, Starts: Sept 18 at 19:00

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)

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Top 10


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 goo.gl/at1Nxe.


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 goo.gl/3SPGmW.

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: facebook.com or fachbratislava.sk.


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: http://bit.ly/2vJyuw4

Vintage Festival in Rača 2017

Kubačova 21, Bratislava, Slovensko Friday to Sunday Sep 15 to Sep 17

Visitors can enjoy a great program. There will be music bands including Desmod, the Bratislava punk rock band Ine Kafe, the temperamental Ciganski Diabli, Kali and Peter Pann, and Celeste Buckingham's court band King Shaolin. See the details here: Facebook or raca.sk

IstroCON a Comics Salon 2017

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská, Bratislava-Ružinov, Friday Sep 15

This festival is dedicated to Comics, Anime, Gaming, Japanese Culture, KPOP, Scifi, Fantasy and Horror. You can look forward to a rich program, workshops, competitions, the latest movies, fantastic literature, music and art. More information: Facebook or comics-salon.sk.

The Good Market on Panenska Street

Panenská, Bratislava, Friday Sep 15

Fresh vegetables, honest produce, original Slovak design, composting lessons and creative workshops. Panenská Street will once again revive the Good Market. More information: Facebook or dobrytrh.sk.

Bratislava Guerillawalks / Oliver Hangl

Hodžovo námestie 1A, Bratislava, Friday Sep 15, 15:00

An alternative city walk - unexpected situations expected. Austrian artist Oliver Hangl and Ela Tolstova from Tolstoys are your guides for a tour around fascinating places in Bratislava. The tour starts in front of the Austrian Cultural Forum (Hodžovo námestie 1) and takes two hours. More information: Facebook or dobrytrh.sk

SUP Marathon

Hotel Divoká voda, Bratislava-Čunovo, Saturday, Sep 16

The SUP Marathon is a water event for anyone looking for a boating adventure who enjoys rafting and having fun in the water, and this event is like no other – a stand-up paddle marathon where paddlers race the course from Karloveské Rameno all the way to Čunovo before coming ashore at the Danubiana Museum. The event is timed and winners will learn their results at the Divoká Voda.There is an informal post-race party after the event with the chance to surf the water park’s waves. More information: Facebook or divokavoda.sk.


Slovenský rozhlas, Mýtna, Bratislava, Monday, Sep 18, 19:00

"When time stopped" is the name of the latest album of a popular Slovak singer Milan Lasica and the Bratislava Hot Serenaders orchestra. You will be able to enjoy this Slovak legend of the spoken and written word at the Konvergencie festival together with the orchestra of the amazing trumpeter Juraj Bartos playing the sweet dance music of the 30s a 40s. Peter Lipa, another popular singer will give a guest performance.
More info and tickets: ticketportal.sk

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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: 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.

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
Bratislava Illustration Biennial (BIB): Open: Tue – Sun 9:00 – 17:00 from Sept 8 until Oct 29
Ján Kelemen: Balance: Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Oct 29
Peter Uchnár: Illustrations: Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Oct 29
Walasse Ting: The Fascinating World of Colours of Walasse Ting, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Nov 12
Michael Rittstein: With a Lightness in My Step: Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Nov 12.

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: sng.sk
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: sng.sk
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: gmb.sk
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

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
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
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: nedbalka.sk
Bratislava Illustration Biennial (BIB)
The Slovak exhibition of childrens’ literary illustrations, one of the biggest of its kind in the world. The main exhibition of the works competing at the biennial is moving to the building of the national museum this year. The programme includes several accompanying exhibitions and workshops. Open: Tue – Sun 9:00 – 17:00 from Sept 8 until Oct 29, Vajanskeho nabr. 2. More info: snm.sk.
Ján Kelemen: Balance
The intent of this exhibition, which features a selection of Kelemen’s most recent paintings and sculptures, is to create a synthesis of colors and shapes within the context of the spatial forms of sculptures. Kelemen discovered a new field for experimentation in glass. This material offers him different possibilities for modeling and works well with another element – light. The space is completed by a set of ceramic sculptures derived from figures. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Oct 29, Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info: danubiana.sk.
Peter Uchnár: Illustrations
Selections from the books, Treasure Chest of the Most Beautiful Fairy Tales, 2014 and the iconic Peter Pan (2009, 2015) are at the center of this exhibition. Uchnár fully applied his trademark painting techniques with these - a light brush stroke, hatching, spots and color nuances. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Oct 29, Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info: danubiana.sk
Walasse Ting: The Fascinating World of Colours of Walasse Ting
The work of Walasse Ting has become a part of Chinese and Western culture, and the modernity of his style is based on the differences between these cultures. This exhibition will present a significant collection of his works from the Meulensteen Collection, the Nico Delaive Collection and the Frech Collection. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Nov 12, Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info: danubiana.sk.
Michael Rittstein: With a Lightness in My Step
This exhibition includes the series of paintings entitled The Sports Epic (2011). These 27 paintings depict Olympic sports and were commissioned by the Czech Olympic Committee for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The exhibition also features a large painting entitled According to the Script (2009), which was commissioned by the renowned Czech director Jan Němec for his film, Heart Beat 3D. In addition to the more than 60 paintings that will be on display, a book entitled Michael Rittstein has been published on this occasion, in which this painter, artist and pedagogue explains the meaning and circumstances of the origin of certain paintings. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Sept 9 until Nov 12, Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info: danubiana.sk.

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
FESTIVAL: Bratislava Jazz Days: Runs: Oct 20-22
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: evgeni-plushenko.com

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: www.snd.sk

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: ticketportal.sk

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: predpredaj.zoznam.sk

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

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

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.

FESTIVAL: Bratislava Jazz Days - The 43rd legendary jazz festival is taking place. This year it features headliners like the Roy Hargrove Quintet, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles and a special concert by bass guitarist Marcus Miller on Oct 29. Runs: Oct 20-22, starting at 19:00, Incheba, Viedenská Cesta. Admission: €29-€190. More info: www.bjd.sk.

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