Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 27 and November 5, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
PARTY: The Halloween Party; Starts: Oct 27, 22:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mozart: Requiem; Starts: Oct 27, 19:00
CONCERT: Mireille Mathieu; Starts: Oct 27, 19:00
WINE: International Wine Festival; Starts: Oct 28
PARTY: Rock'n'Roll Night; Starts: Oct 28, 21:00
EVENT: Octoberfest in Dúbravka; Starts: Oct 28, 10:00
EVENT: Bean soup contest; Starts: Oct 28, 9:00
FOLK FESTIVAL: Ružinov Folklore Festival; Starts: Oct 28, 14:00
CONCERT: KlezMORE Festival Vienna & Bratislava; Starts: Oct 30, 19:00, Nov 6, 19:00
FESTIVAL: Freedom festival; Starts: Nov 6 – Nov 26

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

O.M.G Production Presents: The Halloween Party

Tanker boat, Dvořákovo nábrežie, Bratislava-Old Town, Friday, October 27, 22:00

O.M.G Production Bratislava is back in town for the best Halloween Party in the City. We’ve been missing you so much that we wanted to come back with the best theme ever. Get ready to experience the ultimate O.M.G concept! Our Naheed DjNed Mawji will spin your favourite Hits all night long! Invite all your friends to get on the guest list by clicking on “going”. The guest list will be closed as soon we reach capacity! Many things will be announced for this better stay tuned to catch up with all the OMG News!!
Notice: this guest list will be limited to the first 300 people. Only people on the list will have confirmed entry to the party.
4 € (bracelets PROMO only to be purchased before 25th October by contacting OMG Page)
5 € (guest list only by clicking on GOING)
People NOT on the guest list: 6 € entrance (entrance not guaranteed due to safety and security guidelines).

Mozart: Requiem – BA Mozart Festival

Dóm sv. Martina, Rudnayovo námestie, Bratislava, Friday, October 27, 19:00

Mozart's Requiem in the style of the Orchestra of 1756, with Chorus XVII and the soloists of the Salzburg Concert orchestra, led by Conductor Konstantin Hiller will conclude the Bratislava Mozart Festival 2017 on the eve of All Saints' Day and Memorial Day in the magnificent Cathedral of St. Martina. Admission: €10- €25. For more information visit

Mireille Mathieu

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Petržalka, Friday, October 27, 19:00

The legend of world chanson, the French singer Mireille Mathieu, will return to Bratislava. The native of Avignon sings her most famous songs, which fans all over the world love. Her Bratislava concert last year was sold out in record time. Admission: €42. More info:


Hotel Devín, Riečna, Bratislava, Saturday, October 28

We invite you to a unique presentation of the best wines from around the world, including Slovakia. The Wine Festival is a truly magnificent event in the world of wine. Come taste the best of the best, get to know new types of wine, as well as the best and most valuable vintages. This year, the event will be accompanied by an exhibition of the talented young painter July Haluzova. Admission: €26. More info:

Rock'n'Roll Night

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Saturday, October 28, 21:00

Come visit our rock’n’roll, rock and rockabilly night! There will be very interesting artists like The Cellmates, The Unholy Preachers and The Ugly Selectors. Admission: €5. For more information visit

Octoberfest in Dúbravka

Bratislava-Dúbravka, Saturday, October 28, 10:00

Traditional crafts market with handmade products, natural products and healthy snacks. The event is organized by Project Life, its aim to bring together and present to the general public unique products, to open discussions on fairs with quality products and, last but not least, to give space to skilled and creative people from all over Slovakia. Good beer, music and food. For more information visit

Bean soup contest

Trhovisko, Miletičova, Bratislava-Ružinov, Saturday, October 28, 9:00

Contest for cooking bean soup. The competition will be accompanied by folk music and the children's zone will be ready as well. Events will start on Saturday 9 am. Admission is free. For more information visit

Ružinov Folklore Festival

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská, Bratislava-Ružinov, Saturday, October 28, 14:00

The Bratislava-Ružinov district invites you to the Ružinov Folklore Festival. You can look forward to the rich cultural and accompanying program presenting the beauty of Slovak folklore.
The event will be held on October 28, 2017 at 2 pm in the House of Culture in Ružinov. The winner of Miss Folklore 2017 as well as the winner of the singing competition Slávik Slovenska Miriam Bystričan will perform. Admission is free. For more information visit

KlezMORE Festival Vienna & Bratislava

Bratislava, Monday, October 30, 19:00, Monday, November 6, 19:00

SADAWI, an extremely interesting musical band consisting of world-class klezmer and jazz musicians including Paul Brody and also other top musicians, for example, one of the best clarinettists in the world and a respected pedagogue in the klezmer genre Christian David.
On October 30 at 7 pm Paul Brody’s SADAWI featuring Patrick Farrell (USA, D) – opening gala /V-club/
On November 6 at 19.00 Preßburger Klezmer Band (SK, SRB) & “The Wladigeroff Brothers” KlezMORE “Connect Ensemble” (BG, USA) /Culture House Zrkadlový háj/
A unique musical experience that you should not miss! Admission: €10 - €12. For more information and tickets visit

Freedom Festival

Kino Lumière, Špitálska, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Monday, November 6 – Sunday, November 26

The Freedom Festival is a multi-genre festival reminding us of, and analysing the period of oppression in Slovakia. It will have many interesting films, exhibitions, discussions, theatre performances and evaluations of the personalities who participated in the fight with totalitarianism. For more information visit

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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
ADAM FRIEDRICH OESER; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Dec 17
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.
Ľsti Plsti; Open: Mon – Fri 14:00 – 18:00 from Oct 26 until Jan 26, 2018
Vlnenie; Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 from Oct 27 until Feb 14, 2018

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:
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:
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:
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:
Ľsti Plsti – Exhibition presenting current creations from felt. Five young artists prove that felting wool, one of the oldest textile techniques, still has a place in current design. Hats, scarves, accessories and other objects offer inspiration to renew your closet or home decor. Open: Mon – Fri 14:00 – 18:00 from Oct 26 until Jan 26, 2018, Dizajn štúdio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. More info:
Vlnenie – Wool is presented as a “main character” in the exhibition and a unique material for both practical and aesthetical use. From interior design to accessories, visitors can see the various techniques of wool processing. Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 from Oct 27 until Feb 14, 2018, Gallery ÚĽUV, Obchodná 64. 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: One Day Jazz Festival Autumn; Starts: Nov 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Alle Farben; Starts: Nov 10, 20:00
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: One Day Jazz Festival Autumn – Another One Day Jazz Festival comes to the city after its successful summer airing. Stars of the world as well as the Slovak jazz scene perform fantastic music shows and together with visitors they will create a unique festival energy. Visitors may look forward to hearing Ronald Bruner Jr., Donny McCaslin, Somi and many others. Starts: Nov 10, 19:00, Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €20 - €40. More info:
CONCERT: Alle Farben – German DJ Frans Zimmer is coming to Bratislava. His pseudonym Alle Farben (all colours) tallies with his music. His songs like Little Hollywood, Bad Ideas or Please Tell Rosie, top the music charts not only in Slovakia but abroad, too. His music is specific because of its variety, colourfulness, freedom and the thin border between euphoria and melancholy. Starts: Nov 10, 20:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €12.9 – €25.9. More info:
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:
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: 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:
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: 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:
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:

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