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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 16 and February 25, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Universal Playground Festival 2018; Starts: Feb 16 – 18
BALL: Bratislava Burlesque Ball; Starts: Feb 17, 19:00
SPORT: All Star Cup; Starts: Feb 17, 13:30
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Festival Konvergencie; Starts: Feb 18 – 22
EVENT: Krakatoa - Interactive Graphics Meetup; Starts: Feb 20, 19:00
EVENT: Joke’s on You; Starts: Feb 20, 20:00
EVENT: Street Food Park no. 16; Starts: Feb 21 – 23
EVENT: A drop of blood with SZU; Starts: Feb 22, 8:00
EVENT: Zen by Wine Gogh; Starts: Feb 24, 19:00
SHOW: Shaolin Monks; Starts: Feb 25, 19:00

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

Universal Playground Festival 2018

Atelier Babylon, Námestie SNP 473, Old Town, Friday - Sunday, February 16 - 18

Enter the endless world of the Universal Playground, where dreams and reality melt together, where music and colours collide into new flavours and forms, where your imagination becomes your vehicle into a rhythmical landscape. You can enjoy the live concerts, DJ performances, theatre, the educational factory, stories and other activities. For more information visit goo.gl/2o3uAH.

Bratislava Burlesque Ball

Moyzesova sieň SF, Vajanského nábrežie, Old Town, Saturday, February 17, 19:00

A unique opportunity to see the awesome Czech diva Helena Vondráčková and join our burlesque program under the mask. The main entertainment for this event is the swing music band, great moderators, cabaret and burlesque performances, a fashion show and many more interesting faces. Admission: €125.
For more information, visit goo.gl/7cYZBu.

All Star Cup 2018

Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Odbojárov, Saturday, February 17, 13:30

All Star 2018 is transforming from a local exhibition match into a regional event with the international participation of four countries’ hockey teams. This exhibition promises an interesting hockey derby between the Slovak, Czech, Austrian and German leagues. On the 17th of February, Bratislava will welcome the best of the best who will show their ice hockey mastery in front of the spectators at the Ondrej Nepel Arena. Admission: €17 - €30. For more information and tickets visit goo.gl/eU8iGf.

Konvergencie Festival

Slovenský rozhlas, Mýtna 2826, Sunday - Thursday, February 18 - 22

The “Konvergencie” Festival is to enjoy its third winter. This time, it is dedicated to one of the most important composers in the history of music – Ludwig van Beethoven.
The program:
18.2. at 18.00 Chamber concert Beethoven I.
19.2. at 19.00 Chamber concert Beethoven II.
20.2. at 19.00 Late String Quartets I
21.2. at 19.00 Late String Quartets II
22. 2. at 18.00 Late String Quartets III
For more information www.konvergencie.sk.

Krakatoa - Interactive Graphics Meetup

Desant Film Hub, Račianska, Tuesday, February 20, 19:00

A regular meetup for everyone interested in making things move on the screen based on what users do. Topics we want to discuss include 2D and 3D graphics, generative visuals, motion design, data visualization, graphics programming, digital storytelling et cetera. Event will be held in Slovak, unless some foreigners show up. Admission fee: voluntary. More info: https://goo.gl/6xcbJ7.

Joke's on You feat. Donal Vaughan

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 2246, Tuesday, February 20, 20:00

Joke's On You is back with a new comic for the lovely people of Bratislava who deserve good English comedy! February 20th is the date so come on down and bring your friends to see our special guest perform alongside the local talent. Admission: €8. More info: www.facebook.com.

Street Food Park no. 16

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP 484, Bratislava, Wednesday - Friday, February 21 - 23

The first Street Food Park in 2018 will be special! We're planning to do an indoor version of a typically outdoor event, so we can avoid the possible cold :) Join us from 21-23 February in the Old market hall for some yummy street food and drinks. More info: https://goo.gl/DRosr4.

A drop of blood with SZU

Slovenská zdravotnícka univerzita, Limbová 12, Thursday, February 22, 8:00

The Association of Doctors of the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava in cooperation with the Slovak Red Cross and the National Transfusion Service of the Slovak Republic cordially invite you to donate blood. The mobile blood collection service at the Slovak University of Health needs both first-time donors and regulars.

More info: https://goo.gl/fGrsWH.

Zen by Wine Gogh

Bratislava, Saturday, February 24, 19:00

Hello to all, we are preparing a new Painting Party for you. You don’t know how to paint? Oh, yes you do. Admission: €25. More info: https://goo.gl/D769JR.

Shaolin Monks Tour

HANT Aréna, Trnavská cesta, Sunday, February 25, 19:00

A group of Shaolin monks will perform breath-taking exercises under the lead of the 75-year-old master of the monastery. Spectators will have a chance to get to know the secret world of Chinese philosophy and mythology and see fantastic performances in a two-hour show featuring such feats as crushing cobble stones against the body, pushing a heavy load with a javelin and throwing a needle through glass. Admission: €12 - €20. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

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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
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 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
KUNSTHALLE
Štefan Papčo: Psycho-vertical; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until Feb 25, 2018
Tomáš Rafa: The Paradox of Tolerance; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until April 15

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.
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path - The exhibition commemorates the work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 – 1942), the most significant representative of the architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. The exhibition introduces the visitor to the ideas and expressive concepts of Weinwurm's work and indirectly asks the question which direction did Slovak architecture take after the tragic historical events and social changes of the Second World War? Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. More info: www.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


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
Tomáš Rafa: The Paradox of Tolerance – The Paradox of Tolerance touches on the themes of nationalism, right-wing extremism and coexistence with minorities, and responds to the contemporary reality of Slovakia and Central Europe. Tomáš Rafa is an artist who focusses on current affairs. His artistic tools are a camera and photographic equipment. In situations where crowds of people are gathering in some particular place, Rafa with his technical requisites boards a train, determined to be present. He lives in constant movement: recording, collecting, archiving and he also organises and publishes on the web. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until April 15, 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

MUSICAL: Mamma Mia! Starts: Mar 2, 19:00
OPERA: Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD); Starts: Mar 10, 18:55
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Mar 25, 19:00
CONCERT: Bratislava Spring Jazz Days; Starts: Apr 28, 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, 20:00
MUSICAL: Mamma Mia! The worldwide phenomenon Mamma Mia! includes all the immortal hits of ABBA connected with a touching and funny story. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of summer love, sun and sea on a Greek island. Starts: Mar 2, 19:00, Divadlo Nová Scéna, Živnostenská 1, Bratislava. Admission: €25 - €30. 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: Bratislava Spring Jazz Days – The event takes place every year with the aim to present the most significant future stars of jazz and similar genres. The programme for this year consists of Estonian pop-jazz singer and composer Kadri Voorand and American stars Omar Hakim and Rachel Z OZ Experience together with the fantastic Israeli singer Ester Rada. Starts: Apr 28, 19:00, Ateliér Babylon, Kolárska 3, Bratislava. 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, 20:00, Winter arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. More info: www.vivien.sk.

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