Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 22 and December 31, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
CONCERT: Fragile; Starts: Dec 22, 19:30
EVENT: Yuri Korec: d-BODY-m; Starts: Dec 22, 20:00
MARKET: Market in the City; Starts: Dec 23
RUN: Christmas run; Starts: Dec 24, 9:50
PARTY: Christmas Eve Party; Starts: Dec 24, 22:00
CONCERT: Christmas concert Adoremus and Warchalovci; Starts: Dec 26, 16:00
PARTY: Pištácie; Starts: Dec 26, 21:00
WORKSHOP: Traditional Dances; Starts: Dec 26, 20:00
CONCERT: New Year's Concert; Starts: Dec 31, 16:00
PARTY: New Year’s Eve in KC Dunaj; Starts: Dec 31, 20:00

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

Fragile - Christmas concert

DK Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova, Bratislava-Petržalka, Friday, December 22, 19:30

FRAGILE is a Slovak vocal group composed of popular personalities, known from various television series, theatre, musical productions and TV shows. Without the use of musical instruments, acappella, the FRAGILE group interprets the well-known rock / pop / jazz hits of world artists. Their performances are full not only of excellent music, but also of great humour, thanks to which you will experience an unforgettable evening full of unique entertainment. Admission: €13. For more information and tickets visit

Yuri Korec: d-BODY-m

YMCA, Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Friday, December 22, 20:00

Space for body memory. Two bodies in one place separate and together. Body memory. Two bodies separate and together. Space for memory in one place. Body space separate and together. Space for body memory. Two bodies in one place separate and together. Admission: €5/€7. For more information visit

Market in the city

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Saturday, December 23, 10:00 – 15:00

The Old Market Market offers seasonal groceries grown and made by farmers and small producers from around Bratislava, as well as quality specialities from further afield. You can buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products, pastries, sweets and other delicacies and drinks. For more info visit:

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

Christmas Eve Party

Subclub, Nábrežie armádneho generála Ludvíka Svobodu, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, December 24, 22:00

You get to the bones of the carp, you give out presents and you receive the classical socks, then you are waiting for Christmas!
The PmdR, Inkwall, Ess and Mostless will be replaced by a black and white table. They will give away presents in the form of 30-minute sets, so you enjoy all the colors of music! Admission: €5. More info:

Christmas concert ADOREMUS and WARCHALOVCI

Veľký evanjelický kostol, Panenská, Bratislava, Tuesday, December 26, 16:00

After a year, both the ADOREMUS and WARCHALOVCI artistic bodies are coming back to Bratislava on the 26th of December 2017 at 16:00, this time to the Great Evangelical Church, to bring you their musical portrayal of the Christmas secret with their traditional concert. The concert introduces the Pastoral mass from Andrej Kmeť‘s collection “Prostonárodné vianočné piesne” from the 19th century. For more information and tickets visit


KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Tuesday, December 26, 21:00

Step-by-step entertainment full of delicious musical nuts! With experienced DJs, Bobsan and Rick Fitz, we dress the night with genres such as indie breakz, electro punk, mutant disco, and ghetto funk. Admission: €5. More info:

Traditional dances - workshop

La Bomba Club, Prievozská, Bratislava, Tuesday, December 26, 20:00

These free demonstration lessons are mainly for those who have little or no knowledge of folk dances and would like to embrace this beautiful well of knowledge that is a guarantee of fun, a good mood and perhaps will become your new hobby.
Lessons are usually held prior to the beginning of folk music dancing and other programs. If you are tuned to the dance night, do not hesitate and have fun with all your might. More info:

New Year's Concert

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava, Sunday, December 31, 16:00

New Year's Eve concerts have a long tradition at the SND. In the cultural environment of Bratislava, they are the opening of the celebrations for the New Year. This season, we are preparing a concert featuring domestic and guest soloists together with the SND Opera Orchestra on 31 December. The New Year's Eve Concert will include the famous pieces of world opera productions. Admission: €20 - €50. For more information visit

New Year’s Eve v KC Dunaj

KC Dunaj, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Sunday, December 31, 20:00

Experience the legendary New Year's Eve at the KC Dunaj Club! You can look forward to the French band Attentat Fanfare and the world music sets of DJs Matthew and Julaha. At midnight enjoy New Year's Eve with champagne on the luxurious terrace with a great view of the fireworks. Celebrate with us the arrival of the New Year with good music, food, drink and in friendly company. Admission: €29. 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

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
Tribute to Rudolf Krivoš; Open: Tue – Sun 11:00 – 18:00 until Jan 8
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.
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
I feel weird again; Open: Wed – Sat 14:00 – 18:00 until Jan 13, 2018
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

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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:

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:
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:

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: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00

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:
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:
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:
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:
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz – The Raise Vibration Tour 2018 is connected with the release of new songs in the spring of 2018, Lenny Kravitz announced. He is considered to be one of the great contemporary rock musicians. Kravitz is both composer and producer, balancing between soul, rock and funk, influenced by the music of the 60’s and 70’s. He has been awarded four Grammy awards. Besides that, he has won several awards in the category of “The best rock singer.” Starts: June 5, 20:00, NTC Bratislava, Príkopova 6. Admission: €79 - €459. More info:

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