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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 23 and March 4, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Skate of Mind 3: Bratislava Premiere(Source: Youtube/Skate of Mind 3)

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Top 10
TALK: The Purpose of Work & Life; Starts: Feb 24, 12:30
FILM: Skate of Mind 3; Starts: Feb 24, 19:00
SOIREE: Funny Fellows Parade; Starts: Feb 24, 19:00
EVENT: Zen by Wine Gogh; Starts: Feb 24, 19:00
PARTY: Silent Disco; Starts: Feb 24, 20:00
EVENT: Whatevs #1; Starts: Feb 25, 15:30
EVENT: Bratislava True Stories vol.10; Starts: Feb 25, 19:00
SHOW: Shaolin Monks; Starts: Feb 25, 19:00
SHOW: Ice Stars 2018; Starts: Feb 27, 19:30
EVENT: A Night of Improvisation; Starts: Feb 28, 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

The Purpose of Work & Life

Staré Grunty 18, 841 04 Karlova Ves, Saturday, February 24, 12:30

This is not a spiritual event, it is an event for real life stories, experience and common sense. We will neither meditate nor be hypothetical. Purpose is a reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. From another perspective, it is a direction, an alignment of activities towards achieving a higher goal. If someone has a strong purpose at work, it is a much higher motivating factor than money. If someone has a defined and clear purpose in life, it gives them a life of fulfillment. Admission: €4.99/€9.99. More info: goo.gl/4A6WJy

Skate of Mind 3: Bratislava Premiere

Pri starom letisku 3b, 831 07 Bratislava, Saturday, February 24, 19:00

The Skate of Mind travel-sports project presents travel and the discovery of places that have fallen out of interest. After two successful series, Maxim Habanec and his crew have come up with a whole new challenge - skate around the world. Martin "Flash" Štembera and Lukáš Wagneter again took on the visual side of this film. Admission: €3. More info: goo.gl/Gaonvo

Funny Fellows Parade

Dostojevského rad 7/7, Bratislava, Saturday, February 24, 19:00

The Funny Fellows Parade is a musical humorous soiree in the style of the 20’s and 30’s. A special program has been prepared with the best and most successful musical gigs, sketches and virtuoso performances with authentic contemporary musical instruments. Admission: €8. For more information visit goo.gl/yi7w96.

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.

Silent Disco

Luna Bar, Rajská 2344, Bratislava, Saturday, February 24, 20:00

It’s here! The first regular silent disco in Bratislava. Silent disco is a remarkable musical event where people talk and listen to music from wireless headphones. Every visitor gets a headset and is the only one there. Which of the two DJs will you listen to and what genre will dance to? Admission: €8.
More info: https://goo.gl/fTkwqM

Whatevs #1

Karpatská 2/2, Bratislava, Sunday, February 25, 15:30

Join us at our monthly meet-ups. Get to know what EVS is, meet volunteers, share ideas and experiences and have a good time together. It’s the first event of our new event series organized by our EVS-volunteers. The goal of this series is to first network foreign EVS-volunteers in Slovakia together with their coordinators and offer them space for regular meetings on a monthly basis. Also we would like to connect these volunteers with young local people, Erasmus students and other people who are interested in volunteering and culture to spread first-hand information about volunteering among them. For more information visit goo.gl/iBPBLE.

Bratislava True Stories vol.10

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 2246, Bratislava, Sunday, February 25, 19:00

We’re back for another round of personal stories told live! Each show has a theme and the storytellers explore and interpret it in their own unexpected ways. Our storytellers are selected to reflect diverse voices from various backgrounds. We also invite one or two audience members to come on stage during the event to share their stories.
All speakers have 5 to 7 min. to tell their stories. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind event described as a cross between documentary and theater, creating an intimate and often enlightening experience for the audience and storytellers. Theme: Breaking the Rules. Admission is free, however donation is appreciable. For more information visit goo.gl/JRNqCH.

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

Ice Stars 2018

Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Odbojárov, Nové Mesto, Tuesday, February 27, 19:30

The phenomenal figure skater, Alexei Jagudin, is coming to Slovakia. This is a fantastic show where you can see 6 olympic winners and 14 world champions at the same time! Ice Stars – on 27th of February, 2018 at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava. Admission: €39 - €59. Tickets at www.xl.sk.

A Night of Improvisation

Malá scéna, Bratislava, Wednesday, February 28, 19:00

Produced by Funnylicious Improv Theater, 'A Night of Improvisation' is a highly entertaining, yet totally improvised show that relies on your suggestions and participation! This is a bilingual show (English and Slovak), so don’t worry about the language barrier!
Witness how the actors create various characters, amusing situations and scenes right before your eyes!
Don’t miss it because no two shows are ever the same!
Admission: €10. For more information visit goo.gl/iR16tR.

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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

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
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
Tomáš Rafa: The Paradox of Tolerance; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until April 15

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
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

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

PERFORMANCE: Sissi; Starts: Mar 1, 19:00
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
PERFORMANCE: Sissi – A phenomenal show by dancers from the ExperiDance group and solo dancers of the 100-member Roma symphonic orchestra from Budapest that has been around the world comes to Bratislava. The world-renowned Hungarian dance theatre ExperiDance with their great performance of Sissi will display a beautiful story of love. Starts: Mar 1, 19:00, Ružinovská 28, Bratislava. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
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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