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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 23 and April 1, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Marko Erd, TASR)

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Top 10
FAIR: Easter Fair; Starts: Mar 23, 9:00
EVENT: Anime Show & Game Expo 2018; Starts: Mar 23 - 25
FILM FESTIVAL: Crème de la Crème 5; Starts: Mar 22 – 28
EVENT: Taste The World; Starts: Mar 23 – 25
PARTY: B-Swing B-Day; Starts: Mar 24, 20:00
DINNER: Vegan Dinner; Starts: Mar 24, 18:00
CONCERT: Preßburger Klezmer Band; Starts: Mar 25, 19:00
FILM: Freedom; Starts: Mar 25, 20:00
CONCERT: Joan Baez; Starts: Mar 29, 20:00
EVENT: A Night of Improvisation; Starts: Mar 29, 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

Easter Fair

Dom kultúry Dúbravka, Saratovská, Dúbravka, Friday, March 23, 9:00

A thematically focused fair for honest handmade products, delicious home-made goods, original paintings and many other lovely little things. More info: https://goo.gl/Qvi4JX

Anime Show & Game Expo 2018

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská street, Ružinov, Friday - Sunday, March 23 - 25

The AnimeShow & Game Expo 2018 is the XI. International Festival of Popculture with an Exhibition. The festival is dedicated to anime, comics, Japanese culture, scifi, fantasy and KPOP. Admission: €10 - €40. More info: https://goo.gl/c6NUiF

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.

B-Swing B-Day | 4th birthday

Bratislava, Saturday, March 24, 20:00

Celebrate the 4th birthday of the B-Swing Dance School with us! We invite you to spend Saturday taking part in dance workshops under the guidance of foreign lecturers and end the evening with a party with a band - swing music until morning and other goodies. Admission: €4/€7. More info: https://goo.gl/oWUDvZ

Vegan dinner

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova, Bratislava, Saturday, March 24, 18:00

The Slovak Vegan Society, in cooperation with SATORI STAGE, invites you to another Vegan evening. Everyone is welcome! Vegan, vegetarian, carnation, gluten-free, fruitarian, in short, anyone who wants to be inspired by new flavors while sharing their favorite vegan recipes with others. More info: https://goo.gl/149KAV

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

Freedom

Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Sunday, March 25, 20:00

Freiheit, directed by Jan Speckenbach, DE/SK, 100 min., German and Slovak with Slovak subtitles

She left Berlin to start a new life in Bratislava. Forty-year-old Nora leaves her husband and two children without a single penny in the world. She is led by an inexplicable force. She wants to be free. First, she goes to Vienna, where she meets a younger man, but she feels that the culturally familiar environment does not offer her enough freedom. She, therefore, leaves for Bratislava and starts a new life. Admission: €3. For more information visit goo.gl/9qHX3L.

Joan Baez

Istropolis, Trnavské mýto, Nové Mesto, Thursday, March 29, 20:00

Legendary songwriter, a long-time human rights campaigner and world personality firmly bound to our country – Joan Baez – is ending her concert performances and one of her last venues will be Bratislava! The concert, part of the Fare thee Well tour, will take place on March 29th, 2018 in Istropolis, Bratislava. Admission: €50.50 - €80.50. For more information and tickets visit goo.gl/mz7oCE.

A Night of Improvisation

Malá scéna, Bratislava-Old Town, Thursday, March 29, 19:00

Produced by the 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 improv actors create various characters, amusing situations and original scenes right before your eyes! Don’t miss it because no two shows are ever the same!

Duration: 105min with a short break
Entry: 10€
ISAC - International Society for Arts and Culture members, retirees, students: 5€ (please reserve directly via pokladnica@malascena.sk)

Note: You can book a discounted ticket if you are a full-time student, a pensioner or an ISAC member. Send an email to pokladnica@malascena.sk with your full name and contact number. You will receive a confirmation email that your ticket is reserved under your name. Kindly collect and pay for the ticket at the box office 20min before show time. You may be asked to show your student ID or government issued ID card.

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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
DANUBIANA
Peter Pollág: Europa Domus Pacis; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10
Xenia Hausner: Shaky Times; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10
Igor Piačka: Illusions; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10

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.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA
Peter Pollág: Europa Domus Pacis
- This artist has had a great number of solo and joint exhibitions and his works can be found in public and private collections on four continents. He has participated in many symposia and creative visits including France, Zimbabwe, Zambia, China, Mexico, Israel, Italy, Greece, Ethiopia and Iran. He has been given a number of prestigious awards at home and abroad for his work. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Xenia Hausner: Shaky Times - Xenia Hausner paints people, delving without sentimentality into the failures her protagonists experience, constructing a shorthand from daily life focusing on love, loss and the insecurity of our presence in our times. Her works depict society - they are deeply personal and yet radiate far beyond the parameters of the individual. The artist’s large, intensely colourful works draw the viewer into the mysterious world of interpersonal relationships. Mainly women, powerfully expressive, inhabit the stage she sets for her images, women who seem to be testing roles, contrary paradigms, alternative possibilities to thousands of years of patriarchal history. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Igor Piačka: Illusions - Igor Piačka is an illustrator who likes to work with living models, a true rarity in our country. His illustrations beautifully portray emotions and more often have a deep meaning. His best-known book illustrations include One Thousand and One Nights, Stories of the Dragon Emperors, Bible and Witcher’s Holiday by Július Balco. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.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
FESTIVAL: Pohoda; Starts: July 5 - 8
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
FESTIVAL: Pohoda – Pohoda is the most famous multi-genre festival in Slovakia. It receives positive criticism and awards every year from artists, foreign media and experts from the music industry. Besides music, it brings literature, dance, visual arts, movie, theatre and much more for all age categories. Confirmed artists for this year are: The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Cullum, St. Vincent, Ziggy Marley, Glass Animals, SOJA, the Kronos Quartet, Danny Brown, Rodriguez, Aurora, Little Dragon, Blossoms and many more. Starts: July 5 – 8, Trenčín airport. More info: www.pohodafestival.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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