Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 3 and November 12, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
JAZZ: Ron Carter & Richard Galliano; Starts: Nov 4, 20:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Magdalena Kožená; Starts: Nov 5, 19:30
BLUES: Blues on the boat; Starts: Nov 5, 19:00
EVENT: Photo of Slovakia 2017; Starts: Nov 5, 8:30 – 18:00
EVENT: Science and Technology Week; Starts: Nov 6 – 12
FESTIVAL: Freedom festival; Starts: Nov 6 – Nov 26
FILM: Bratislava International Film Festival; Starts: Nov 9 – 16
WINE: St. Martin wines at the Fresh Market; Starts: Nov 10 – 11
FASHION SHOW: Run to happiness; Starts: Nov 10, 19:30
CONCERT: Intervals + Polyphia + Nick Johnston; Starts: Nov 12, 18:30

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

Ron Carter & Richard Galliano

Atelier Babylon, Námestie SNP, Staré Mesto, Saturday, November 4, 20:00

Ron Carter - American jazz double bassist. His appearances in 2,221 recording sessions make him the most-recorded jazz bassist in history. He was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet in the early 1960s, which also included Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and drummer Tony Williams.
Richard Galliano - French accordionist, he was drawn to music at an early age, starting with the accordion at 4, influenced by his father Luciano, an accordionist originally from Italy, living in Nice. Some later collaborations include Astor Piazzolla, George Mraz, Brigitte Fontaine, Al Foster etc.
Admission: €29 - €99. More info:

Magdalena Kožená

Reduta, E. Suchoň Square 1, Sunday, November 5, 19:30

Prominent mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená sings arias from operas by G. F. Händl.

Admission: €25, €45. More info:

Blues on the boat

Tyršovo nábrežie, Bratislava-Petržalka, Sunday, November 5, 19:00

Live blues evening with perfect musicians, in the boat bar and another great concert from the “Blues on the boat” cycle. Let us have fun and spend a pleasant time in the boat bar with a view of the Danube.
Admission: €7. More info:

Photo of Slovakia 2017

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Sunday, November 5, 8:30 – 18:00

This year, the 6th, the biggest photographic event in Slovakia opens its doors - Photo Slovakia 2017. An event that has traditionally combined an exhibition with an accompanying program. Admission: €5. More info:

Science and Technology Week in the Slovak Republic

SNM-Prírodovedné múzeum, Vajanského nábrežie, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Monday – Sunday, November 6 - 12

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information and the National Centre for the Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society has been preparing and organizing Science and Technology Week in the Slovak Republic. Science and Technology Week's mission is to create a totally new perspective on science. But Science Week is more than a ‘quest for knowledge’. More info:

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


various venues, Bratislava, Nov 9 - 16

The upcoming 19th Bratislava International Film Festival will bring a new perspective on the art of film acting, new local releases in their film premieres as well as award-winning hits from festivals around the world. The main faces of the festival will be the remarkable star actor Jean-Marc Barr and the award-winning Canadian director Denis Côte. Admission: single ticket €3.50, festival pass €14.90. For more information visit

St. Martin wines at the Fresh Market

Fresh Market, Rožňavská, Bratislava-Nové Mesto, Friday - Saturday, November 10 - 11

Celebrate St. Martin's Feast at the Fresh Market! St. Martin wines are the first wines of the year that traditionally you can taste on St. Martin day. These are fresh and fruity wines that have matured for only a few weeks, but already have their own unique character. Admission: free. For more information visit

Run to happiness - Fashion Show

DoubleTree by the Hilton Hotel Bratislava, Trnavská cesta, Bratislava, Friday, November 10, 19:30

Lydia Eckhardt will introduce a new collection of autumn and winter models. Lydia Eckhardt regularly presents a gala evening full of fashion and a good mood with current themes. The theme of the autumn show is RUN TO HAPPINESS and will be associated with the presentation of her second book of the same name. Do not miss this exceptional experience. Admission: €100. More info:


Randal Club, Karpatská, Staré Mesto, Sunday, November 12, 18:30

Admission: €19.70 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

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.
Edward Quinn: My friend Picasso, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 3 until Jan 18.
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

Month of photography, Starts: Oct 31, various venues across Bratislava

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:
Edward Quinn: My friend Picasso - Quinn began to take photos of famous movie stars and celebrities at the French Riviera. He worked for Paris Match and numerous other magazines and agencies. Meeting Picasso in 1951 was a crucial event which influenced his photography. He won the artist’s trust and their close cooperation continued until 1972. Picasso allowed him to take photos of various activities: Picasso while painting, Picasso the sculptor, Picasso in the pottery workshop in Madoura. Quinn’s camera was even privy to the artist’s private life. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 3 until Jan 18. 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:

Month of Photography – The 27th year of the biggest photo festival in Slovakia brings exhibitions by foreign as well as prominent Slovak photographers. More than 30 exhibitions will be accompanied by events including a portfolio review, and photography workshops led by world renowned authors. Starts: Oct 31, various venues across Bratislava. Admission: festival pass – €13. 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
CONCERT: Hurts; Starts: Nov 18, 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:
CONCERT: Hurts – Seven year have passed since the release of th Wonderful Life single and the album Happiness that ensured the big success of the band on the international scene. This autumn, they have released a new song, Beautiful Ones, from their new album Desire, which has immediately gained positive reviews from critics. Starts: Nov 18, 20:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €49 - €69. 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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