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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 6 and April 15, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
DEGUSTATION: Italian wine tasting; Starts: Apr 7, 10:00
FOOD: Tatarak Day 2018; Starts: Apr 7, 10:00
SPORT: Bratislava City Marathon; Starts: Apr 7, 10:00
SPORT: Baseball extraliga Opening Game 2018; Starts: Apr 7, 11:00
FASHION: Spring designers’ showroom; Starts: Apr 7, 13:00
WORKSHOP: Coupé Décalé Workshops; Starts: Apr 7, 15:00
FOOD: Spring vegan feast; Starts: Apr 8, 10:00
CONCERT: Christian Schmitt: Organ concert; Starts: Apr 8, 10:30
EVENT: Whisky Fest Bratislava; Starts: Apr 12 – 13
RUN: National Race Devín; Starts: Apr 15, 10:00
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

Italian wine degustation

Favor.it, Devínska Nová Ves, Saturday, April 7, 10:00

A sommelier will lead us in tasting and familiarizing ourselves with Italian wine and an aperitif for every taste will be prepared by the great Salvatore. Do not hesitate and register with us in the café as we have a limited number of places. More info: goo.gl/AWqqyy.

Tatarak Day 2018

Fresh Market, Rožňavská, Bratislava, Saturday, April 7, 10:00

Tatarak Beefsteak is usually a meal made from raw beef but not only from this! Tartar can also be prepared in other variations: vegetarian, salmon, tuna ... Come to the Fresh Market to taste all the tartar chopsticks and look for the preparation of these great culinary delicacies! Admission is free. More info: https://goo.gl/Ta8sdt

Bratislava City Marathon

Eurovea, Pribinova, Bratislava, Saturday, April 7, 8:00

From its very begin in 2006 the BRATISLAVA CITY MARATHON has been building its reputation and has fixed its place among sports and public events not only in Bratislava but among the most important events within the whole of Slovakia and has become more and more popular even with foreign runners.
The registration for the 13th occasion of the most beautiful running event in Slovakia – ČSOB Bratislava Marathon 2018 has been open since October 2017.
Over 5000 registered runners already know their starting number, so do not hesitate and register directly here.

During the marathon weekend you can choose from nine disciplines:
Toddlers (5 m)
Kids Runs (300 m-800 m)
Mini Marathon (4,2 km)
Senior Run & Walk (4,2km)
10K Run (10 km)
Half Marathon (21,1 km /4)
Relay Marathon (42,195 km /4)
Marathon (42,195 km)
New discipline – Senior Run & Walk

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon brings together whole families because this event is not only about victories but more about the amazing feeling, which each participant brings home in one’s heart. Admission: €1 - €42. For more information visit goo.gl/4TeHFJ.

Baseball Extraliga Opening Game 2018

Podzáhradná 49, Bratislava, Saturday, April 7, 11:00

We would like to invite you to the Extraliga Opening Day 2018. On 7 April, the new Extraliga kicks off with matches between Apollo Bratislava and Angles Trnava.
Match Schedule:
11:00 Apollo - Angles
14:00 Angels - Apollo
More info: goo.gl/ZkNuqK.

Spring designers’ showroom

Kontajner Riviéra, Na Riviére, Karlova Ves, Saturday, April 7, 13:00

The 4th Czecho-Slovak Showroom in the Container Riviera! The amazing atmosphere of this space is made to show the new original spring pieces at their best. More info: goo.gl/vy5yh6.

Coupé Décalé Workshops

Tomášikova 26, 821 01 Bratislava, Saturday, April 7, 15:00

The point of the event is to understand and learn about coupé décalé. Open to all levels, beginners to advanced. So do not hesitate and join us. We are looking forward to seeing you. More info: goo.gl/8ZXHeZ.

Spring vegan feast

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, April 8, 10:00

The largest festival of sustainable meals in Slovakia continues with its spring offering on Sunday, April 8th. The Spring Vegan Festival of will be held again in the Old Market Hall. This time, however, you will be able to enjoy the spring sun in the square in front of the Old Market Hall. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/nv37n1.

Christian Schmitt: Organ concert

Slovenský rozhlas, Mýtna, Bratislava, Sunday, April 8, 10:30

A recipient of the ECHO prize, he is one of the most sought-after concert organists of his generation. He played at the Berlin Philharmonie and the Cologne Philharmonie as well as at the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals. Christian Schmitt studied in Saarbrücken. Admission is free. For more information visit goo.gl/6Ro6Mw.

Whisky Fest Bratislava

Pálffyho palác: Galéria Statua, Zámocká, Staré Mesto, Thursday – Friday, April 12-13

The fourth annual Whisky Fest Bratislava in April 2018 will be held in the now traditional Palffy Palace. Choose from almost 200 different whiskies, including those, that are as yet unavailable on the Czech or Slovak markets!
Every year we try to invite an interesting guest speaker to organise a special masterclass for our visitors, and this year we are delighted to welcome Stano Vadrna. Stano is a worldclass bartender from Slovakia who will hold a 1.5-hour long seminar on hospitality and whisky peppered with anecdotes from his life in the industry, as well as a Nikka whisky masterclass. Admission: €18. For more information visit goo.gl/HAvweF.

National Race Devin - Bratislava

Bratislava, Sunday, April 15, 10:00

The run from Devín first took place in 1921 and the event has entered the athletic record books as the oldest ever organized road race and also Slovakia’s oldest athletic event. In the first years only very few runners competed, yet with thousands of enthusiastic spectators watching. For Bratislava it has always been a great event.

This is a racing event for all ages and performance categories with international participation, in which over two thousand runners traditionally participate. The start of the race is from a historically memorable place – under Devín Castle. The finish and announcement of the results will take place in the center of Bratislava with the participation of city representatives. Registration fee: €14/€17. For more information visit goo.gl/GJiqp7.

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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: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy; Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00
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.
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy - The Embassy of India in Bratislava is happy to announce the commencement of Yoga classes. The classes will be conducted by Ms. Jaiwanti, Yoga Teacher. The classes will cover Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. People interested in joining the Yoga Classes are requested to fill in the attached Registration Form. The Registration Form may then be sent to email: eindia.iccr@mail.telekom.sk. For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: eindia.iccr@mail.telekom.sk. Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00 Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info: www.indianembassy.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: Tom Odell; Starts: June 21, 20:00
CONCERT: Shaggy&Sting; Starts: June 26, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Pohoda; Starts: July 5 - 8
FESTIVAL: Grape; Starts: August 10 - 11
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: Tom Odell – Tom Odell returns after a year to Slovakia. The British singer and pianist will introduce his new album on tour which should be released in time for his concert but his greatest hits can also be heard at this performance. Starts: June 21, 20:00, HANT aréna, Trnavská cesta 29. Admission: €29 - €59. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.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
FESTIVAL: Grape - The Ninth year of the popular Slovak festival focused on the world indie pop/rock and electronic scene will bring to the Piešťany airport such well-known names as alt-J, Kodaline, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Wilkinson live, oh Wonder, Modeselektor DJ, Lamb, Wolf Alice, Dirtyphonics and many others. Starts: August 10 – 11, Piešťany airport. More info: www.grapefestival.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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