Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 12 and January 21, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Gabriel Kuchta, SME)

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Top 10
EXHIBITION: Lego models; Starts: Jan 13
RUNNING: ČSOB Winter Series; Starts: Jan 13, 10:30
CONCERT: Piotr Rubik; Starts: Jan 13, 19:00
MARKET: Market in the City; Starts: Jan 13, 10:00
EVENT: Hands-on Macaron Masterclass; Starts: Jan 14, 10:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Grofe/Gershwin; Starts: Jan 18, 19:00
CONCERT: Gonsofus; Starts: Jan 18, 20:00
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Talent in Music; Starts: Jan 20, 16:00
OPERETTA: Russian Operetta stars - Art-duo Grael; Starts: Jan 21, 20:00
CONCERT: Ana Ćurčin & The Changes live at Kafe Scherz; Starts: Jan 21, 20:00

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Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)

Top 10

Exhibition of Lego models

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská, Bratislava-Ružinov, January 13 – March 15

Visitors can look forward to the Lego model town bringing children into the world of transport technology, great vehicles and many other accessories. In Lego® urban traffic there is always something going on and children will find cars of different kinds, roads, trains, boats and also helicopters. Admission: €2.
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ČSOB Winter Series

Železná studnička, Bratislava-Nové Mesto, January 13, 10:30

On January 13, 2018, we start the 7th year of the ČSOB Winter Series. This year, we have chosen a suburban recreational-leisure location in the Bratislava Forest Park. Zelezna Studnicka is known primarily as a favourite tourist destination for Bratislava. Participants can choose between 6 and 12 km courses, including races for children of 300, 600 and 800 m. For more information visit

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Piotr Rubik

Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov, Bratislava-Nové Mesto, January 13, 19:00

Piotr Rubik is arriving in Bratislava to present his work "September Psalter". During the concert, he will play his best-known songs: "The Psalm of Kochania", "Psalm of Ciebie", "Niech Mowia, It's Not a Mercy" and others. Piotr Rubik is a Polish composer of symphonic popular music for orchestra, film and theatre. He graduated from the Conservatory, and later from the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. He became a member of the world-renowned orchestra Jeunesses Musicales International. He studied the composition of film music in Siena under the direction of the famous composer Ennio Morricone. Admission: €19. More info:

Market in the city

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, January 13, 10:00 – 15:00

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

Hands-on Macaron Masterclass

Ľudovíta Fullu 62, Bratislava-Karlova Ves, January 14, 10:00

We would like to invite you to the French Macaron masterclass at our Boulanger & Patissiere studio. The masterclass will last around 3 to 4 hours (a group of max. 6 people). During the breaks we will drink coffee and try French desserts which have been made for you in advance.
At this masterclass you will be making everything by yourselves under the supervision of an experienced French Pastry Chef, and then everything you make you can take home with you. This course is a great way to relax, meet new people, and most importantly to create and sample French pastries that you have never made before. Admission: €40. For more information visit

Grofe / Gershwin

Slovenská filharmónia, Námestie Eugena Suchoňa, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, January 18, 19:00

New Yorker Ferdinand Grofe, alias Ferdie Grofe, came from a cultivated musical family and he successfully developed the gift of music, especially as a jazz keyboardist and arranger. For a long time, he worked with Paul Whiteman's jazz orchestra; at this stage of his career he composed the Mississippi suite. George Gershwin wrote the impressive Piano Concerto in F Major, one year after Rhapsody in Blue, in which he respected the traditional concert scheme, but touched it with juicy gospel and blues content. In line with 19th century traditional opera, the story of the sincerely loving Porgy and the frightening Bess is also solved; individual opera numbers have been arranged by many artists. Admission: €12/€15. More info:

Gonsofus in Kafe Scherz

Kafé Scherz, Palisády, Bratislava, January 18, 20:00

Gonsofus brings a new concert show to Bratislava and Kafe Scherz. After a long winter tour in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, the boys return with their "transcontinental groove" to Slovakia, where they will introduce a new concert program. Admission: €5. More info:

Talent in Music

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Námestie Eugena Suchoňa, Bratislava, January 20, 16:00

Let's hear the music from talented virtuosos in the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert is played on violin. You’ve never seen the like before. Admission: €7, €5, €2. More info:

Russian Operetta stars - Art-duo Grael

Mestské divadlo P. O. Hviezdoslava, Laurinská, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, January 21, 17:00

After the extraordinarily successful performance of leading soloists from the world's largest operetta theatre, the stunning Julia Goncharov and Maxim Katyrev return to our podium. They will bring beautiful melodies from Russian operas. Admission: €17. For more information visit

Ana Ćurčin & The Changes live at Kafe Scherz

Kafé Scherz, Palisády, Bratislava, January 21, 20:00

Ana Ćurčin is a singer and text editor. She was born in Baghdad, grew up in Moscow and lives in Serbian Belgrade. Her music in a unique atmosphere combines folk, American and dream-pop traditions. She performs as a solo artist and with a band. Admission: €10. More info:

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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 on Mondays; Starts: Every Monday, 18:00
TRAINING: Pilates in English three days a week – Mindfulness Pilates class held in English is suitable for everyone. The class is limited to 10 people, 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: €8.50 (one-time charge). More info:
TRAINING: Zumba in English Every Tuesday – Not a dance lesson, but instead a party the organisers call a Zumba dance. Organised by Internationals Bratislava, a non-profit organisation bringing 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 level. Reservations and your 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: €7.50 (one-time charge). More info:

TRAINING: Belly Dance in English on Mondays - Beginner & intermediate level of belly dancing, the oldest form of dance according to many experts, having roots in all ancient cultures from the East Asia to India to the Middle East. Starts: Every Monday, 18:00. EtnoDance, Súťažná 18. Admission: €6.50 (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
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.
Robert Vano: Memories; 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 not only interested in 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 an 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:
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 that 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 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 and common universal challenges takes form in a 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:
Robert Vano: Memories - Robert Vano’s photographic memories are just like his personality - exceptional. They were premiered at the end of last year in Prague on the occasion of the launch of the book entitled MEMORIES. This exhibition featured the first presentation of the colorful side of his photographic work, which is quite unusual for his style. Its intent was to bring something new to the general public and attract attention to the shots taken with the Polaroid camera that he liked to use in the 1970s and the 1980s. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from Jan 20 until Mar 11. 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 the “main character” in the exhibition and a unique material for both practical and aesthetical usage. 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”, engaging directly with mountain matter and reflecting 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 asking 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 an 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: 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: James Blunt; Starts: May 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00

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 show, such as crushing cobble stones against the body, pushing a heavy load with a javelin and 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: James Blunt – One of the most successful current pop singers will visit Bratislava with his The Afterlove Tour. On his new album The Afterlove he cooperated with stars like Ed Sheeran (he wrote the song Love Me Better), singer Ryan Tedder from One Republic and American composer and producer Teddy Geiger. Blunt’s most famous songs are You're Beautiful, Wisemen, Goodbye My Lover, Carry You Home and 1973. Starts: May 10, 19:00, NTC Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: €35-€55. More info:
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz – The Raise Vibration Tour of 2018 is connected with the release of new songs in the spring 2018, Lenny Kravitz announced. He is considered one of the great contemporary rock musicians. Kravitz is both a 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. He has also 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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