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PARTY: Erasmus Bratislava Semester Opening Party; Starts: Sept 22, 23:00
MARKET: Coffee Market; Starts: Sept 22 – Sept 23, 10:00
MARKET: Design Market Hviezdko; Starts: Sept 22 – Sept 23, 10:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Sylvia Thereza; Starts: Sept 23, 19:00
EVENT: Beer Run; Starts: Sept 23, 13:00
EVENT: Festival of Water Goblins; Starts: Sept 23, 10:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Antonio Vivaldi, Peter Breiner, Sulchan Cincadze, Béla Bartók; Starts: Sept 24, 20:00
EVENT: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017; Starts: Sept 24, 9:00
FILM FESTIVAL: Russian Film Days, Starts: Sept 27 – Oct 3
BALLET/FILM: Dancer; Starts: Sept 27, 19:00
Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers
Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions
Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it is advisable to obtain tickets early)
Erasmus Bratislava Semester Opening Party 2017
High Street Club, Vysoká, Bratislava, Friday, September 22, 23:00
Be ready for biggest opening party for Erasmus, International & Exchange students in Bratislava of 2017! Be ready for the best music, drink specials, all Erasmus, all exchange, international students and interns, all universities and the best party atmosphere in town. More info: Facebook event.
Fresh Market - farmer's market, Rožňavská, Bratislava-Nové Mesto, Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23
The popular farmer's market will smell like coffee during these 2 days! The Coffee Market is here for anyone who likes honest espresso, cappuccino, or alternative coffee making methods. Coffee in a cup, freshly roasted or packed. We turn the coffee cherries into cascara and consider the quality of the water which is very important when preparing these beverages.
You will see presentations about coffee roasting and coffee beverages. And coffee beans in different forms - coffee cakes and sweet treats, coffee beers and coffee cosmetics. Much to look forward to! More info: Facebook event.
Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23
Local design enthusiasts! This year the September Design Hviezdko Market, comes to you with the theme of "Back to the school" :) Come and sample the Czech-Slovak design and start a new school year with new pieces! You can look forward to both beginners and established designers, creators and retailers in well-known wooden booths with handmade things that you can see, test and buy live. For more information, visit Facebook.
Sylvia Thereza (Brazil) – piano recital
design factory, Bottova, Bratislava, Saturday, September 23, 19:00
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy
A piano recital by a prominent Brazilian artist, who was the assistant and close collaborator of the legendary Maria João Pires. Besides her career as a piano teacher and a sought-after solo and chamber player, Sylvia Thereza is also active in educational projects in Brazil and Belgium, which have brought music to thousands of children from underprivileged backgrounds. For more information visit goo.gl/K38rfs. Admission: €8.
Randal Music Club, Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Saturday, September 23, 13:00
Our Beer Run is a friendly event, where a few hundred thirsty and sport-eager guys and girls meet every year on one September Saturday to enjoy an afternoon full of fun, beer, laughter and rock music. Beer Run has been run in Bratislava since 1997 and is becoming more and more popular every year. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2gXp3SX.
Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, Saturday, September 23, 10:00
The Old Town is preparing for a festival aimed at remembering traditions and legends connected to Bratislava and the Danube river. The Water goblin Ferko, who celebrates his 820th birthday, according the legends will travel across the city in an allegorical parade together with his “colleagues” and the pirates.
On this day, there is a typical fish soup cooking competition. There is also a rich cultural programme – theatre for children, thematic workshops and dance and singing performances.
Antonio Vivaldi, Peter Breiner, Sulchan Cincadze, Béla Bartók
Koncertná sieň Slovenského rozhlasu, Mýtna, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, September 24, 20:00
Avi AVITAL (Israel), mandolin
Peter BREINER, conductor
After an enthusiastic reception at his Slovak premiere in June, the phenomenal Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital returns once again in September, at Convergences. Following the jazz and worldwide music project Avital meets Avital, this time he exhibits his mastery in the classical repertoire. Accompanied by the festival orchestra Convergence Players, he will present works by Antonio Vivaldi, the Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Romanian Dances by Béla Bartók and Peter Breiner, who will also perform in Convergences as a conductor. For more information visit goo.gl/Lk3TXp. Admission: €20.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017
Bratislava, Sunday, September 24, 9:00
Bratislava is officially taking part in the world's largest charitable motorcycle event for owners of classic and vintage style bikes on Sunday September 24th.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride brings together over 70,000 well-dressed gentlefolk in 600+ cities on stunning motorcycles, for men's health across 95 countries. For more information visit goo.gl/bStjdw.
Kino Lumière, Špitálska 4, Bratislava, Wednesday, September 27 – Tuesday, October 3
Enjoy Russian films with English subtitles:
Anna Karenina. Vronskyʼs Story
The Duelist - Alexej Mizgiriov,
Good Boy - Oksana Karas,
Queen of Spades - Pavel Lungin
Paradise - Andrej Končalovskij
Earthquake - Sarik Andreasjan,
Collector - Alexej Krasovskij,
Please, pick up your ticket at the cash desk of Cinema Lumière; the screenings are free of charge. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2f9d4Bq.
New building of SND, Pribinova 17, Bratislava, Wednesday September 27, 19:00
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. Admission: €75-€500. More info: www.snd.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: email@example.com. 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.
SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
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
BRATISLAVA CITY GALLERY (PÁLFFY PALACE)
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
SLOVAK NATIONAL MUSEUM
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.
Andrej Trebatický: Dobrý divák (Good Spectator), Open: Tue – Sun 12:00 – 18:00 until Oct 1
Lili Dimková: Love, Light, Hope; Open: Mon – Sat 12:00 – 18:00 until Sept 29
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY:
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
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS IN BRATISLAVA CITY GALLERY (PÁLFFY PALACE):
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
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS IN KUNSTHALLE:
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
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SYNAGOGUE:
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
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN NEDBALKA GALLERY:
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
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL MUSEUM:
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.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA GALLERY:
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.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN UMELKA GALLERY:
Andrej Trebatický: Dobrý divák (Good Spectator) – Andrej Trebatický is a well-known photographer with a sense of Bratislavan culture. His artistic interest is nature, architecture and the inner world of people. Exhibited photographs document his activities at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Bratislava over the last four years. Open: Tue – Sun 12:00 – 18:00 until Oct 1, Dostojevského rad 2. More info in Slovak: svu.sk
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN ZICHYHO PALACE:
Lili Dimková: Love, Light, Hope – to celebrate the 85th jubilee of painter Lili Dimkova, daughter of a significant Bulgarian healer and herbalist. She had exhibitions not only in various cities of Bulgaria, but also at the Nikolai Rerich museum in New York, in San Francisco, Algeria, Morocco, Berlin, Budapest and Vienna. Open: Mon – Sat 12:00 – 18:00 until Sept 29, Ventúrska 9. More info in Slovak: www.archinfo.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
DANCING: Swing party; Starts: Oct 6
CONCERT: ABBA Symphony; Starts: Oct 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Fink; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Bratislava Jazz Days: Runs: Oct 20-22
CONCERT: Apocalyptica; Starts: Oct 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Bratislava film notes; Starts: Oct 27 – Oct 28
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
CONCERT: Bratislava film notes – This music festival connects film professionals with the world of music composers and brings to the Slovak capital several foreign film music composers, such as Moldavian Eugen Doga, Czech Ondřej Soukup but also Slovak Svetozár Stračina and many other significant musicians. Starts: Oct 27 – Oct 28, Mýtna 1, Veľké koncertné štúdio Slovenského rozhlasu. Admission: €24. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: ABBA Symphony – The most famous songs of ABBA, such as Waterloo, Fernando, Mamma Mia! , S.O.S. , Money , Money, Money , Chiquita , Knowing Me Knowing You , Take a Chance on Me , Happy New Year , Gimme ! Gimme ! Gimme ! and Dancing Queen will sound in symphonic splendour. Spectators will see a 90-member choir, a 70-member orchestra, 20 dancers and 4 soloists in a big show. Starts: Oct 13, 19:00, Aegon Aréna, Príkopova 6. Admission: €15 -€40. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
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
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.
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.