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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 9 and March 18, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Egg painting in traditional Slovak style(Source: Ján Krošlák)

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Top 10
RUN: ČSOB Winter Series; Starts: Mar 10, 9:00
EVENT: Egg painting in traditional Slovak style; Starts: Mar 10, 12:00
EVENT: Fashion Blogger Flea Market; Starts: Mar 10, 13:00
OPERA LIVE: Semiramide; Starts: Mar 10, 18:55
BALLET: Esmeralda; Starts: Mar 11, 19:00
FILM: La planète Sauvage; Starts: Mar 11, 20:00
EVENT: ShareTechsummit; Starts: Mar 15, 8:00
EVENT: Taste of Himalayn tea; Starts: Mar 15, 8:30
FESTIVAL: Radio_Head Awards 2017; Starts: Mar 16, 19:00 and Mar 17, 19:00
EVENT: Festival of Lights; Starts: Mar 16 and Mar 17

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

ČSOB Winter Series - Eurovea

Nevädzová 6, 821 01 Ružinov, Saturday, March 10, 9:00

The last set of winter runs before the 13th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon will take place again at the favourite location around the Danube. At the end of all three runs, separate summaries will be generated, where the times of the racers who have started all three runs will be evaluated. Those who take part in all three runs will receive a beautiful winter medal at Eurovea. More info: https://goo.gl/pKMr92

Egg painting in traditional Slovak style

Telocvičná 34, Bratislava, Saturday, March 10, 12:00

Learn to paint eggs in the traditional Slovak style using wonderful folk patterns as a template. Packaging, colors, patterns, egg ribbons, everything is in the price of this creative course. Admission: €15. More info: goo.gl/YPN63Z

Fashion Blogger Flea Market

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova, Bratislava, Saturday, March 10, 13:00

A special flea market where you can find some trendy pieces of clothing from Slovak fashion bloggers. The main idea is to sort out unworn clothes as well as to support the recycling process. You can look forward to stylish clothes, accessories, shoes, jewelry and even more. Admission is free. For more information visit goo.gl/pUYVjM.

Semiramide (MET Opera: Live in HD)

Theatre Aréna, Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava, Saturday, March 10, 18:55

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. Admission: €15. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

Ballet Premiere at the SND: Esmeralda

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava, Sunday, March 11, 19:00

Accept our invitation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Choreographer Marius Petipu, the creator of the most important works of classical ballet. We commemorate this event in Ballet at the SND with the premiere of Esmeralda's ballet jewel. Admission: €10 - €25. More info: goo.gl/ncs81a

La planète Sauvage

Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Sunday, March 11, 20:00

Directed by René Laloux, 72 min., French with English subtitles. On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders. Event prepared in cooperation with the French Institute. Admission: €3. For more information visit goo.gl/9oC1Zy.

ShareTechsummit Bratislava 2018

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 3, Bratislava, Thursday, March 15, 8:00

The first ShareTechsummit conference presents the opportunity to become part of an open discussion on European rank. The representatives of local governments, states, and the European Union will discuss topics, which are resonant in the shared economy. With the support of the European Commission, we are creating the first such conference in Europe. The conference will be a space for networking and the active interconnection of partners and investors, and connecting start.ups and companies with the public sector. Admission: €50 - €250. More info: goo.gl/X2FuLk

Taste of Himalayan tea

Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava, Thursday, March 15, 8:30

We invite you to another HubHub breakfast, where we dive into the world of quality teas this time. Great breakfast treats are waiting for you, as well as tea tastings from the most famous tea plantations in the Himalayan region of India. We'll look at photos which were taken during the tea trip to Darjeeling in the north of India. Admission: free (for members and students) or €4. More info: goo.gl/8Pfa5M

Radio_Head Awards 2017 Festival

Slovak Radio Building, Mýtna 1, Bratislava, Friday, March 16, 19:00 and Saturday, March 17, 19:00

Radio FM and Radio Devín are again holding the Radio_Head Awards Festival. This year, unlike previous years it will be taking place after the ceremony so be sure not to miss this perfect event. More info: goo.gl/nfUEGj

Festival of Lights 2018

Bratislava, Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

The Festival of lights 2018 is about the connection of technology and science in the field of photonics and life in public areas. It is dedicated to the residents and visitors of Bratislava. The main features of the festival are exhibits which use light as a medium to create experience. More info: goo.gl/mTc4fo.

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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
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
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

CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Mar 25, 19:00
CIRCUS: Anima Allegra; Starts: Apr 18, 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: Shaggy&Sting; Starts: June 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
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
CIRCUS: Anima Allegra - Artists from the well-known circus Cirque du Soleil and from the legendary clown theatre Licedei of Saint Petersburg present a unique show without words. The two-hour performance is filled with a synthesis of pantomime and clown art and the artists will perform their best pieces set to the author’s music. Visitors will have the unrepeatable opportunity to experience the aesthetics of old and new circus. Starts: Apr 18, 19:00, Hant Arena, Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. Admission: €15 - €25. 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: Shaggy&Sting - Jamaican musician Shaggy will accompany Sting on their summer European tour playing at historical city sites. The duo will perform in Bratislava castle on June 26. Both will perform solo and together and they will also play teasers from their common album 44/876 that will be released on April 20. They and their bands will play well-known hits such as “Every Breath You Take”, “Englishman in New York”, “Message in a Bottle”, “It Wasn’t Me”, “Mr. Boombastic” and “Angel”. Starts: June 26, 20:00, Bratislava castle. 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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