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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 2 and February 11, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Market in the city(Source: Miloš Hrabovský)

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Top 10
BALL: Petržalka Masquarade Ball; Starts: Feb 2, 19:00
CONCERT: Harvan & Šarišsky: Piano and cello songs; Starts: Feb 2, 20:00
KARAOKE: Karaoke Night 6; Starts: Feb 2, 18:00
EVENT: Demobit 2018; Starts: Feb 2 – 4
PARTY: Balkan Bashavel; Starts: Feb 2, 21:00
CONCERT: Quasars Ensemble & Ilya Gringolts; Starts: Feb 2, 19:00
MARKET: Market in the city; Starts: Feb 3, 10:00
BAZAAR: Book Bazaar; Starts: Feb 3, 10:00
COURSE: Burlesque for beginners; Starts: Feb 5, 20:00
PERFORMANCE: Lúčnica; Starts: Feb 11, 15:00

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

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

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Top 10

Petržalka masquerade ball

Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova, Bratislava-Petržalka, February 2, 19:00

The 18th year of Fašiang Entertainment in Petržalka. Performers: Starmania, Slovak Tango, folk music by Andreja Záhorca, Circus-piece, Credance et al.
moderated by: Mahulena Bočanová. Admission: €35. More info: goo.gl/ubDjDr

Harvan & Šarišsky: Piano and cello songs

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, February 2, 20:00

The Legendary Band Bezmocná hŕstka recorded the album "Europe" in 2009 with songs written by Roman Harvan. After years, Harvan & Šarišsky decided to rearrange the songs for the piano and violoncello. Enjoy an emotional concert by two great musicians. Admission: €7. More info: goo.gl/X2DnQq

Karaoke NIGHT 6

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova, Bratislava, February 2, 18:00

There is another! February's karaoke. Expect a noise that will attract people from the street like halogen attracts a mosquito. Admission: €2. More info: https://goo.gl/iQ1N8i

Demobit 2018

Binarium, Staré Grunty, Bratislava-Karlova Ves, February 2 - 4

The computer art festival lasts for three days and is filled with competitions, lectures, live performances, and even a demoshow - presenting the very best that demoscene has brought in the past. Admission: €16 - €64. More info: https://goo.gl/tkn24q

Balkan Bashavel

Námestie SNP 12, Bratislava, February 2, 21:00

Hands up, the Balkan Bashavel party is back! Be prepared for balkan beats, gypsy madness, cumbia and reggae rhythms. Popular DJ duo MALALATA have invited Slovak bigband Sendreiovci & Kokavakere Lavutara and Slovak DJ Dr. Tesla from Brigada Rakija soundsystem as their co-stars. For more information and tickets visit goo.gl/y2z8Hv.

Quasars Ensemble & Ilya Gringolts

Slovenský rozhlas, Mýtna, Bratislava, February 2, 19:00

The Quasars Ensemble have played various styles and many charming art pieces for the audiences of their concerts for ten years now. They are celebrating their birthday together with one of the most significant violin virtuosos of these times – Ilya Gringolts. Admission: €14/€7. For more information visit goo.gl/RhXSFj.

Market in the city

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, February 3, 10:00

Spring food market at the Old Market. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/iCdyao

Book bazaar

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, February 3, 10:00

Books will be sold at this special bazaar, but you’ll also find vinyl records, postcards, magazines and CDs, as well as comics, posters and audiotapes. Stop at the Old Market Hall between 10 am and 3 pm to get yourself something classy! Admission is free. For more information visit goo.gl/J5HroV.

Burlesque for beginners

Bardejovská 1, Bratislava, February 5, 20:00

Ladies of all ages, makes and sizes are invited to the new Burlesque courses under Catrice Cat.
You do not need previous dance experience, just come to discover yourself, find a good mood and listen to your favourite reeds. Admission: €100 (12 lectures, one lecture per week). More info: goo.gl/icu4jt

Lúčnica - 70th anniversary

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Petržalka, February 11, 15:00

The Lúčnica artistic ensemble presents a festive galaprogram on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the birth of Lutz and the 91st birthday of the late Professor Štefan Nosáľ, entitled "Štěpán Nosáľ 90". Admission: €9 - €39. More info: goo.gl/gXoqEU

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Training

TRAINING: Pilates in English; Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays; Starts: Every Thursday, 18:30
TRAINING: Pilates in English– The class is in English, suitable for men and women, beginners and advanced, Slovaks and foreigners. The venue is equipped with Pilates requisites, a shower and a kitchen. (you do not need to bring a mat). Andrea’s classes are a mix of Pilates exercises for a strong core and and flexible body, and also Yoga exercises for stretching the stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of Body and Mind. She also uses highly qualitative etheric oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruits are included in the price. Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30; Open Mind centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge). More info: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via yoga@internationals.sk. This is a beginners & intermediate class and you do not need any pre-knowledge. We will practice Dynamic Flow yoga. Take a look on one of our sessions: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalsBratislava/videos/1604953649521444/ Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In this classes we are going to perform exercises that will make us stronger, more flexible, obtain balance and have fun while doing it. Starts: Thursday 18:30; Open Mind Centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge) or €59 for a 10 session ticket you can use within 12 weeks. 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
DANUBIANA
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
THE CENTRE FOR FOLK ART PRODUCTION
Vlnenie; Open: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 18:00 from Oct 27 until Feb 14, 2018
KUNSTHALLE
Štefan Papčo: Psycho-vertical; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 25, 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 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: sng.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA GALLERY:
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: www.danubiana.sk
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: www.danubiana.sk


THE CENTRE FOR FOLK ART PRODUCTION
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: www.uluv.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”, 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: 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

SHOW: Shaolin Monks; Starts: Feb 25, 19:00
OPERA: Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD); Starts: Mar 10, 18:55
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Mar 25, 19:00
CONCERT: James Blunt; Starts: May 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31
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: 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
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band – The Preßburger Klezmer Band will present their new album Baladen after seven previous successful albums and more than 20 years of experience. The band has been focused mainly on klezmer dance music however, their last few albums have shown that that they are also inspired by Latina and jazz and music from the Balkans. Starts: Mar 25, 19:00, Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava. Admission: €10. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
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: www.ticketportal.sk
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: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars – The rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will perform at the end of the summer in Bratislava. Performances of the band are considered to be among the best in the world. The band is popular because of their energetic live shows and their courageous mix of genres. Music critics compare them to Pink Floyd, The Cure and U2. Besides many music awards, they also have the record for the longest concert tour – 309 concerts over two years. Starts: August 31, Winter arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. More info: www.vivien.sk.

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