Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

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

(Source: Gabriel Kuchta, SME)

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Top 10
EVENT: Poetry Slam; Starts: Mar 16, 18:00
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
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Livin’ Blues; Starts: Mar 17, 17:30
MARKET: Craft Market; Starts: Mar 21 – 23
FOOD: Street Food Park vol. 17; Starts: Mar 21 – 24
CONCERT: G3 – Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Uli Jon Roth; Starts: Mar 21, 20:00
FILM FESTIVAL: Crème de la Crème 5; Starts: Mar 22 – 28
EVENT: Taste The World; Starts: Mar 23 – 25
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Mar 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

3rd Inkwell Poetry Slam

Kalab, Zámocká 5, Bratislava, Friday, March 16, 18:00

The winter break is over and Slam Poetry is back in Bratislava. The Inkwell Slam is now starting off with round no. 3 and I tell you, we are excited! New and old faces are going to be on stage for you and turn a simple night out into a truly magical experience. Kalab is once again opening their doors for all of us to have a fantastic time together. We will have enthusiastic, wise, motivating, romantic and very thoughtful poets performing for you with Inkwell's typical twist of adding music to the program. Join us for a night full of thoughtful spoken word and unique musical talents. See you at the Slam! Admission: with reservation adult €5.80, student €4, at box office adult €6.80 and student €5. For more information, visit goo.gl/fT5iQb.

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.

Livin' Blues 2018

Vigľašská 1, 851 07 Petržalka, Saturday, March 17, 17:30

26th edition of the international blues and rhythm 'n 'blues music festival. This year the festival will host many guests from abroad as well as from Slovakia. Be sure not to miss this event full of music. Admission: €11. More info: goo.gl/rysJFk.

Craft Market

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Wednesday - Friday, March 21 - 23

Festival of honest creation and folk art! Welcome the spring with authentic folklore culture in traditional and also untraditional designs. Renowned craftsmen will meet under one roof to show us the uniqueness, quality and variety of folk handicrafts. The three-day festival will put us in the mood for the upcoming Easter and will also offer a number of creative ideas to celebrate this holiday. Admission: €2 for three days. For more information visit goo.gl/VW8KY3.

Street Food Park vol. 17

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Wednesday – Saturday, March 21 - 24

Street Food Park in March 2018 will be again on the square in front of the Old market hall. Join us from 21st till 24th March for some yummy street food and drinks. More info: goo.gl/yBp2Rj.

G3 – Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Uli Jon Roth

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Bratislava-Petržalka, Wednesday, March 21, 20:00

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will give twice to his fans this year. The first time in January is the release of his sixteenth album What Happens Next and the second time will be in March when he launches a major European tour of the G3 project in Moscow. He will also visit Bratislava. Satriani will perform at the age of sixty under the G3 title, accompanied by John Petrucci of Dream Theater and the former Scorpions Uli John Rotha guitarist, on March 21st at the Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava. Admission: €39 - €58. More info: goo.gl/LmcXV4

Crème de la Crème 5 – A Week of French Cinema

various venues, Bratislava, Thursday - Wednesday, March 22 – 28

Crème de la Crème 5 – A Week of French Cinema is being prepared by the company Film Europe for the fifth time in cooperation with the French Institute in Slovakia. It’s an exhibition of the best offered by contemporary French cinema, starting in Bratislava and in select cinemas and other towns across Slovakia. The ceremonial opening will be on 22 March 2018 in CinemaCity Eurovea. For more information visit http://cremedelacreme.filmeurope.eu.

Taste the World

Fresh Market, Rožňavská, Bratislava, Friday - Sunday, March 23 - 25

Would you like to try beer and wine from all around the world as well as Slovakia? Have you ever wanted to taste and drink yourself around the world? :) 25 restaurants, 28 wineries, 32 breweries and 43 tourist destinations. All this you can expect on a three-day gastronomic-traveler festival at theFresh Market, Bratislava. Admission: €7 - €33. For more information visit www.ochutnajsvet.sk.

Preßburger Klezmer Band

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava, Sunday, March 25, 19:00

– 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. Admission: €10. 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
The eights; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018
KUNSTHALLE
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
The eights - The exhibition project The Eights is unconventionally conceived for the atrium as a series of small exhibitions for the anniversaries of the eights: February 1948, August 1968 and October 1918. The basis of the exhibition is a long, 3-meter high wall - "gallery noticeboard" - on which the visual collages will be rotated according to the anniversaries. The results will be a draft or materialised Pinterest board, a reminder of socialist "noticeboard culture". The collages will consist of artistic materials of various types (paintings, photographs, documents), primarily from the collections of the SNG. The final layout, the conflict of the artworks next to each other, their juxtaposition will speak about the nature of the historical event. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018. More info: www.sng.sk
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN KUNSTHALLE
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

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: The Offspring; Starts: June 13, 20:00
CONCERT: Shaggy&Sting; Starts: June 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
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: The Offspring – American punk-rock band The Offspring is coming to Bratislava with their greatest hits together with new pieces from their album. American punk band Anti-Flag and local band from Bratislava Plus Mínus will perform as support. Starts: June 13, 20:00, Incheba, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Admission: €29 - €49. 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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