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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 13 and October 22, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Street Food Park no. 14(Source: Daša Šimeková foto)

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Top 10

SHOW: ABBA Symphony; Starts: Oct 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Fink; Starts: Oct 14, 20:00
EVENT: Japanese Day in the Tea House; Starts: Oct 14, 14:00
CONCERT: HUGAR & Ecetera BAND; Starts: Oct 15, 20:00
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Bratislava Mozart Festival; Starts: Oct 15 – Oct 27
FASHION SHOW: Fashion Live! Starts: Oct 18 – Oct 20, 16:00
STREET FOOD: Street Food Park no. 14; Starts: Oct 18
BALLET: Giselle, Starts: Oct 20, 19:00
PARTY: Electric Swing Night: Starts: Oct 20, 21:00
CONCERT: Bratislava Jazz Days: Starts: Oct 20 – Oct 22

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

ABBA Symphony

Aegon Aréna, Príkopova, Bratislava, Friday, October 13, 19:00

The ABBA Symphony comprises of the most famous songs of the ABBA group, which you will be able to hear in the pleasant atmosphere of the Aegon Arena on October 13, 7 pm. In a full-length show program enhanced by light effects, you will see a 90-member choir, a 70-member orchestra, 20 dancers and 4 soloists. That's more than 150 performers on the scene. Do not miss this unique concert. Admission: €15 -€40. For more information, www.ticketportal.sk.

FINK

Majestic Music Club, Karpatská, Bratislava, Saturday, October 14, 20:00

The British composer, producer, guitarist and DJ, Fink, will release a new album and an autumn tour is planned. His live concerts in Bratislava are due to his large fan base, always full, and have a very good atmosphere. This time it will not be different.

From Fink, which releases his albums on the label Ninja Tune, you can expect smart work with electronic instruments coupled together with blues, folk, sometimes dub and the always present acoustic guitar. Admission: €15 - €23. More info: majestic.sk

Japanese Day in the Tea House

Radlinského 24, Bratislava, Saturday, October 14, 14:00

We are delighted to invite you and your friends who like good tea for a lecture and presentation of some of the best Japanese teas. It is our great honour that our invitation was once again received by a precious guest from Japan, tea master Hattori. He will introduce more types of Matcha tea to you. For more information visit goo.gl/E1v4HJ.

HUGAR & Ecetera BAND

A4 - nultý priestor, Karpatská, Bratislava, Sunday, October 15, 20:00

An exceptional combination of "island music" with "Small Carpathian music". The Icelandic band Hugar and the Slovak Ecetera band will play a joint concert in A4 - a space of contemporary culture on October 15th. Admission: €6/ €8. For more information, visit goo.gl/6MMAKg.

Bratislava Mozart Festival

Bratislava, Sunday - Friday, October 15 – October 27

The Bratislava Mozart Festival celebrates the world-famous composer from the classicism period, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From Sunday 15 October to 27 October, the festival will bring to the capital Mozart's top works interpreted on historical instruments. For more information, visit goo.gl/yrZdXo.

Fashion LIVE! 2017

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP 25, Bratislava, Wednesday - Friday, October 18 - 20, 16:00

The fifth year of the biggest fashion event in Slovakia in the autumn of this year will bring to Bratislava the best of contemporary Slovak and European fashion. Admission: €9 - €80. For more information, visit www.fashionlive.com.

Street Food Park no. 14

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Friday – Saturday, October 18 - 21

Come enjoy some local meals from food trucks and stalls. This mini food event is held in front of the Old Market Hall and its aim is to present producers serving up quick eats of an exceptional standard. Enjoy your lunch, a late snack or dinner – a mix of exotic cuisine and traditional meals will guarantee that whether you are a fan of meat, a vegan or a sweet addict, you will surely find something here according to your tastes. For more information, visit goo.gl/dMCd8F.

GISELLE

SND historická budova, Gorkého, Bratislava, Friday, October 20, 19:00

Adam's ballet Giselle belongs to the historical legacy of the peak of romantism and to the most played works of world ballet ensembles. Since its first appearance in Paris in 1841, it has retained the attention of audiences around the world - not only the merciful romantic story of the librettists Théophil Gautier and Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, but also the melodic and rhythmic ease of the music by the important romantic composer Adolph Charles Adam. The ballet, which is today one of the most beautiful and oldest works of classical ballet literature, is presented in its academic purity and brilliance in the study of Rafael Avnikjan. Admission: €10 - €22. For more information, visit goo.gl/JgJzmy.

Electro Swing Night

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Friday, October 20, 21:00

Swing dances from the 30's with the energy of todays' scene. This night will take swing and jazz back to the dark club and to a floor full of people.
Artists: White Melon, Troy Savoy (AT), Billy Hopp ft. Saxo Johan (CZ). Admission: €5. For more information visit goo.gl/i5PLXU.

Bratislava Jazz Days

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Petržalka, Friday – Sunday, October 20 - 22

The international jazz festival, Bratislava Jazz Days, is one of the most traditional and appraised events in Slovakia. This year will be the 43rd event with 3 days full of jazz and it’s many genres, from traditional to very modern. Well known and award-winning names, such as Jack de Johnette, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Snarky Puppy, Gregory Porter, Kool and the Gang, Gogo Penguin and many, many more from around the world played here. Admission: €29 - €90. For more information, visit www.bjd.sk.

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Training

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

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)
ADAM FRIEDRICH OESER; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Dec 17
KUNSTHALLE
Erik Šille – Error; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29
Like at home; Open: Thu – Mon 12:00 – 19:00, Wed 13:00 – 20:00 until Oct 29
SLOVAK NATIONAL MUSEUM
Bratislava Illustration Biennial (BIB): Open: Tue – Sun 9:00 – 17:00 from Sept 8 until Oct 29
DANUBIANA
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.
KROKUS
Tomáš Džadoň´s Ideal Co-Ownership; Open: Wed - Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Oct 28

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):
Adam Friedrich Oeser - In February 2017, three hundred years passed since the birth of Adam Friedrich Oeser, a painter, engraver, sculptor and art teacher. On this occasion, the Bratislava City Gallery mounted an exhibition mapping the life and work of the native of Pressburg who became a reputable figure of cultural and artistic life in Dresden, Weimar and Leipzig. His life and work are interesting for scholars in the area of not only art history but also literature, pedagogy and book culture. He has been perceived primarily as a spiritual driving force of early classicism, a friend and a teacher of the giants such as Johann Joachim Winckelmann and Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Dec 17. Palffyho Palác, Panská 19. 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 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 KROKUS GALLERY:
Tomáš Džadoň´s Ideal Co-Ownership - Tomáš Džadoň, born in 1981 in Poprad, is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, laureate of Tatra Banka Foundation Art Prize, finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award (CZ) and Oskár Čepan Award (SK). Author of the Folk Architecture Monument in Košice (2013-2016). He lives and works in Prague. Open: Wed - Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Oct 28, Námestie 1. Mája 3. More info: krokusgaleria.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: Apocalyptica; Starts: Oct 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Bratislava film notes; Starts: Oct 27 – Oct 28
CONCERT: Pressburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Nov 6, 19:00
FIGURE SKATING: Evgeni Plushenko – Kings on Ice; Starts: Nov 19, 18:00
CONCERT: Andrea Bocelli; Starts: Nov 19, 19:30
CONCERT: Maceo Parker; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00
CONCERT: Helloween; Starts: Nov 26, 19:00
CONCERT: Piaf! The Show; Starts: Dec 5, 19:00
CONCERT: Kraak & Smaak; Starts: Dec 10, 19:00
BALLET: The Nutcracker, Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00

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: 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: Pressburger Klezmer Band – An original Bratislava music band from the year of 1995 has gained many fans. This first Slovak formation, inspired by emotive and dancing music from central and eastern Europe known as klezmer, is one of the best evaluated bands of its kind in Europe. Its energetic music “cocktail“ is mixed from Jewish, Balkan and Orient music as well as from Slovak and Gypsy folk, with original touches of current modern styles, such as jazz, reggae and latino. Starts: Nov 6, 19:00, Dom kultúry Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniakova 3. Admission: €10- €12. More info: www.klezmer.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: 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: Maceo Parker – He is often called an icon of jazz saxophone, the un-crowned king of funk and black music. He started in the 60’s in the band of James Brown. During his career, he has recorded 15 solo albums and collaborated on more than 80 songs of world greats, such as George Clinton, Ray Charles, Bryan Ferry, the Dave Matthews Band, Keith Richards, Candy Dulfer and Prince. Starts: Nov 20, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, Admission: €25. More info: www.ticketportal.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: Kraak & Smaak – Dutch producer trio returns to Slovakia for seventh time. Kraak & Smaak connects the club sound of audio recording with live band and vocals. Their album Plastic People was so successful that they immediately jumped to the stages of the Coachella, Glastonbury and Sziget festivals. Today, the band has five albums, including many remixes of records by Moby, Aretha Franklin, the Chromatics and Royksopp. Starts: Dec 10, 19:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €15 - €25. More info: ticketportal.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.

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