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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 15 and December 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
MUSICAL: Cats; Starts: Dec 15, 19:00
WORKSHOP: Christmas Decoration Workshop; Starts: Dec 15 – 16
MARKETS: Sashe Christmas Markets; Starts: Dec 15 – 17
BALLET: The Nutcracker; Starts: Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00
EXCHANGE: Music Exchange; Starts: Dec 16, 10:00
FILM: Night of movies that can change your life; Starts: Dec 16, 19:30
VEGAN: Slovak Vegan Company at Christmas Markets; Starts: Dec 16, 10:00
CONCERT: And we have Christmas here...; Starts: Dec 17, 17:00
CONCERT: The Christmas concert; Starts: Dec 17, 19:00
RUN: Christmas run; Starts: Dec 24, 9:50

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

Cats Musical

Divadlo Nová scéna, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Friday, December 15, 19:00

The timeless music of the phenomenal Andrew Lloyd Webber (the composer of the Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar), a spectacular show, compelling choreography and, of course, the unforgettable song Memory. Admission: €25, €30. For more information visit goo.gl/39NL6D.

Christmas decoration workshops

Poľský Inštitút, Námestie SNP, Staré Mesto, Friday, December 15 – 16

In workshops at the Polish Institute, the participants of all ages, under the leadership of the artistic representatives of the Vitbis company, will decorate their own glass christmas ornaments. The workshops are an accompanying event to the pre-Christmas GOOD MARKET, which will be held this December 16th in the Old Market Hall. For more information visit goo.gl/6SLUyD.

Sashe Christmas markets

Pisztory Palace, Štefánikova 25, Bratislava, Friday – Sunday, December 15 - 17

Come and see the hand-made products of the skillful, design and handi-craft creators from Sashe.sk. In a beautiful, historical palace, you will find inspiration for gifts for your loved ones but also for yourself and absorb the Christmas atmosphere. More info: www.facebook.com.

The Nutcracker

Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6, Saturday, Dec 16, 15:00, 19:00

Cirque De Monte Carlo and Edvin Marton present Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet in a new form – an acrobatic ballet performance. Admission: €29.9-€49.9. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Music Exchange

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Saturday, December 16, 10:00

Christmas music market for vinyl LPs, music CDs, MC cassettes and music magazines. An exceptional music exchange week ahead of Christmas with markedly increased interest from LP’s salesman. The salesman's offer includes rarities of surplus collections of both foreign and former Czechoslovak music productions, including MC cassettes. This time we have also reserved space for the sale of music books and rare music magazines and posters. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/Sf45sy.

Night of movies that can change your life

Luna Bar, Rajská, Bratislava, Saturday, December 16, 19:30

Yes, there are movies like this... those that can open you to a whole new world of cinema. Those you may have never heard about and never cared about. And these are often the most important ones. They will be introduced to you by Peter Konečný, Editor-in-Chief of Kinema.sk. Admission: €4. More info: goo.gl/ghJR6E.

Slovak Vegan Company at Christmas Market

Nedbalova, Bratislava, Saturday, December 16, 10:00

The Christmas Market comes with Christmas. And what would it do for the Christmas atmosphere if we were not there?! Come and see us at Nedbalova Street, which will again belong to exceptional non-profit organizations. At our stand, you will find lots of great promotional, educational and gift items. There will also be the great "Christmas Eve" vegan meal. Come and combine business with pleasure - come and visit our stand. We look forward to seeing all of you! More info: goo.gl/vEkHDy.

And we have Christmas here...

Mestské divadlo P. O. Hviezdoslava, Laurinská, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, December 17, 17:00

Traditional pre-Christmas concert by the Bratislava Metropolitan Orchestra, which will fulfil even the most secret wishes of our visitors. Guests are the exceptional singer Lívia Ághová and Miloš Formáček, chief conductor of the North Bohemian Theater from Ústí nad Labem. Admission: €17. For more information visit goo.gl/k7j95i.

The Christmas concert in Bratislava

Slovenské národné divadlo, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, December 17, 19:00

A Christmas concert full of beautiful Christmas songs, opera arias, as well as Slovak and world carols performed by leading Slovak soloists.
Performer: Jana Bernáthová - soprano, Terézia Kružliaková - mezzo-soprano, Juraj Hollý - tenor, Pavol Kuban - baritone, guests: Dalibor Karvay -Martin Valihora - drums, conducted by Rastislav Štúr. For more information visit www.vianocevbratislave.sk.

Christmas Run

Bratislava, Sunday, December 24, 9:50

Dear runners, athletes, friends of the Bratislava Christmas Run. We would like to invite you to the 7th year of our Christmas run, which will be held on 24.12.2017 along a route of 10.3 km + 198 m. Starting fee: €10. For more information visit goo.gl/LiVsZh.

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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
Bazovský, The Photographer; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until April 15, 2018
BRATISLAVA CITY GALLERY (PÁLFFY PALACE)
Tribute to Rudolf Krivoš; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Jan 8
DANUBIANA
Edward Quinn: My friend Picasso, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Jan 18.
Francesca Martí: Transformation, Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until March 11.
THE CENTRE FOR FOLK ART PRODUCTION
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
KROKUS GALLERY
I feel weird again; Open: Wed – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jan 13, 2018
KUNSTHALLE
Štefan Papčo: Psycho-vertical; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 25, 2018
Szilárd Cseke: Fall by the Roadside; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 4, 2018

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY:
Bazovský, The Photographer - The fine art of Miloš Alexander Bazovský (1899 – 1968) as one of the founders of modern Slovak painting has been introduced in many exhibitions and publications. As a photographic visual artist, he was the first to succeed as a modern artist and modern photographer at the same time. Bazovský was interested in not only traditional rural topics – in this area, he was somehow rougher and more of a documentary counterpart to Karol Plicka, he also focused on a variety of manifestations of modern life-styles: sport, tourism, travelling. He often portrayed his friends, perhaps mostly the artist with a tragic destiny — Arnold Peter Weisz-Kubínčan. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Nov 17 until April 15, 2018, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. More info: sng.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS IN BRATISLAVA CITY GALLERY (PÁLFFY PALACE):
Tribute to Rudolf Krivoš - Rudolf Krivoš, born on 16th November 1933 in Tisovec, is the only living member, and a co-founder, of thte Mikuláš Galanda Group. The works and the 1957 manifesto of the Group played a crucial role in the struggle for modern art in Czechoslovakia. The Group members held group exhibitions between 1957 and 1968, with the first public display taking place in Žilina and the last one in Berlin. They were friends who met during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Not having a joint artistic programme, they were bound together by a negative attitude to the official doctrine of socialist realism. But above all, they were charismatic personalities with individual style searching for their own way. Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Jan 8. Palffyho Palác, Panská 19. More info: gmb.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA GALLERY:
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: danubiana.sk.
Francesca Martí: Transformation - “Transformation” is the title of the retrospective exhibition of the Spanish multimedia artist Francesca Martí. This exhibition will offer a wide approach to one of the most innovative European art productions, both in the sphere of traditional languages as well as in the domain of new technologies. The artist’s work goes beyond the limits of painting and sculpture to explore the languages of photography and video art as dynamic mediums. Her deep and engaged reflection about human emotions, ideals, cultural backgrounds or common universal challenges takes form in thematic series of artworks such as The Fly, Movements & Soul, Tears, Screen, Crystal, The Wall, Scream, Planet of Fusions, Cities in the Crooked Line & Migrants. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until March 11, 2018. Vodne Dielo, Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
THE CENTRE FOR FOLK ART PRODUCTION
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: www.uluv.sk
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: www.uluv.sk
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN KROKUS GALLERY
I feel weird again – Artists working with photography use lenses to reflect past events, mythology and a century-long artistic tradition. The exhibition shows parallels to the fin de siècle which was an answer to technological changes and the criticism of materialism and liberal democracy. Exhibitors: Radek Brousil, Ján Pfeiffer, Michaela Knížová, Maroš Rovňák, Tereza Zelenková. Open: Wed – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jan 13, 2018, Námestie 1. Mája 3. More info: www.krokusgaleria.sk

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN KUNSTHALLE
Štefan Papčo: Psycho-vertical - Psycho-vertical is a climbing route in the High Tatra Mountains, situated close to the border between Slovakia and Poland. With a topography of large free vertical loose boulder blocks, it is one of the hardest routes to ascend. The Tatra mountains also function as Papčo's exhibition space. Indeed, he climbs and places sculptures on the mountains’ platforms, exposing them to today’s ever-changing climate. The carved wooden figures live through and record the extreme weather conditions. Papčo’s attitude is programmatically opposite to any “extraction”, it engages directly with the matter of the mountains and reflects on what it means to read the Earth as bodily matter. This exhibition pays tribute to the legendary Ganek Gallery – a fictional institution created by Július Koller in 1982 on an inaccessible plateau in the Tatras. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 25, 2018, Námestie SNP 12. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.sk
Szilárd Cseke: Fall by the Roadside – The site specific installation is a big kinetic model, a work of art which presses contemporary questions. Cseke put up the installation as a critical model for discussion and intervention. The goal was to create a complex system, a space filled with eventful life. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 4, 2018, Námestie SNP 12. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.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: Piotr Rubik; Starts: Jan 13, 19:00
CONCERT: Sir András Schiff; Starts: Jan 31, 19:30
SHOW: Shaolin Monks; Starts: Feb 25, 19:00
OPERA: Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD); Starts: Mar 10, 18:55

CONCERT: Piotr Rubik – A Polish composer of symphonic popular music for orchestra, film and theatre. Piotr Rubik and author Zbigniew Książek in songs that they call psalms, ask about the meaning of faith that may lead to terrorist attacks and hope for life after death which is the greatest good and the only rescue from mad world. Starts: Jan 13, 19:00, Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava. Admission: €19. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: Sir András Schiff –Sir Andás Schiff and Schaghajegh Nosrati will play piano concerts by Mozart and Bach. Starts: Jan 31, 19:30, Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie, Námestie Eugena Suchoňa 1, Bratislava. Admission: €35 - €45. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
SHOW: Shaolin Monks – A group of Shaolin monks perform breathtaking exercises under the lead of the 75-year-old master of the monastery. Spectators have a chance to get to know the secret world of Chinese philosophy and mythology and see fantastic performances in a two-hour long show, such as crushing cobble stones on a body, pushing a heavy burden with a javelin or throwing a needle through glass. Starts: Feb 25, 19:00, HANT ARÉNA BRATISLAVA (ŠH Pasienky), Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. Admission: €12 - €20. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
OPERA: Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD) – Rossini’s opera returns to the Metropolitan opera after 25 years, under the baton of Maurizio Benini. Angela Meade debuts as Semiramide, Elizabeth DeShong performs as the commander of the Assyrian army, Javier Camarena as the Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as prince Assur and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe. Starts: Mar 10, 18:55, Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava. Admission: €15. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

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