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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 4 and May 13, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Knights of Devín(Source: Gabriel Kuchta)

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Top 10
SPORT: Bratislava Open 2018 Slovak Cup; Starts: May 4 – 6
FESTIVAL: Danube Riverbank Festival; Starts: May 4 – 6
FESTIVAL: Sensorium Festival&Conference; Starts: May 4 – 5
DEGUSTATION: Coffee degustation; Starts: May 5, 10:00
EVENT: Knights of Devín; Starts: May 5, 10:00
TASTING: Raw Crisps; Starts: May 5, 10:00
EVENT: Sunday Talk; Starts: May 6, 16:00
EVENT: Europe Day 2018; Starts: May 9, 10:00
CONCERT: James Blunt; Starts: May 10, 19:00
EXCHANGE: Beautiful things bazaar; Starts: May 12, 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

Bratislava Open 2018 Slovak Cup

Areál vodných športov, Čunovo, Friday – Sunday, May 4-6

The most important race of the canoe season, which will decide who will represent Slovakia at the world and European championships. More info: goo.gl/QQt41L.

Danube Riverbank Festival

Tyršovo nábrežie, Petržalka, Friday – Sunday, May 4-6

11th annual open-air festival on the Danube riverbank in Bratislava. Three days of concerts and other accompanying events culminate with beautiful fireworks over the Danube. Admission is free. For more information visit bit.ly/2qS6h5c.

Sensorium Festival & Conference 2018

Pistory Palace, Štefánikova, Staré Mesto, Friday – Saturday, May 4-5

Sensorium is the first Slovak conference making sense of creative technology. For the third year, a multidisciplinary community is coming together to inspire the future of art, design & performance and its impact on society. Sensorium is a festival with a conference, workshops & showcase bridging the fields of computational art, design and performance. Admission: €6 - €65. For more information visit bit.ly/2r6zLfU.

Coffee degustation

La Bottega, Staré Grunty, Karlova Ves, Saturday, May 5, 10:00

We kindly invite you to taste Panama coffee with a professional interpretation of its origin, composition and consumption. The tasting will be held at LA BODEGA, in the OC Cubicon Gallery. Take advantage of the special event and enjoy great coffee. More info: goo.gl/EJ2NoK.

Knights of Devin

Bratislava-Devín, Saturday, May 5, 10:00

Come spend a Saturday in the noble company of ladies and knights at Devin Castle! This is the fifth annual event for both large and small visitors and lovers of history and romance. On Saturday, May 5th, the beauty and variety of the Renaissance will be approached in a rich all-day program. Admission: €4 - €13. For more information visit bit.ly/2HCpnSZ.

Raw crisps at Dobrožrut

U Dobrozruta, Radlinského, Saturday, May 5, 10:00

On the first Saturday of May you can taste raw or low-temperature foods, such as dried fish and sweet pies. You can enjoy all kinds of ‘crisps’ or ‘chips’ from bear garlic to white poppy, cocoa and more. All vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar free, and full of vitamins. More info: goo.gl/gLrMVX.

Sunday Rest: Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path

Esterházy palace, Bratislava, Sunday, May 6, 16:00

Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 - 1942) was the most significant representative of the architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. His ideas of architecture gradually developed to encompass its societal importance. The talk will explain how the modern principles of building standardisation, collectivism and construction planning were introduced in his work. Admission is free.

Europe Day 2018

Hlavné námestie, Bratislava, Wednesday, May 9, 10:00

This year we will celebrate the birthday of the European Union in Bratislava! During the Day of Europe you can enjoy the day in a pleasant atmosphere with entertaining programs for all ages. Various bands play on the Main Square in Bratislava, in both Slovak and other European languages. As part of the accompanying program you can dive into quizzes, measure strength in competitions and engage in creative EU-related activities, participating in the current European Year of Cultural Heritage. More info: goo.gl/WyHP7E.

James Blunt

NTC Arena, Príkopova 6, Thursday, May 10, 19:00

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. Admission: €35-€55. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Beautiful things bazaar, vol. 2

Plickova 12, Bratislava, Saturday, May 12, 10:00

After our recent successful clothing exchange, we decided to repeat the event and add more beautiful pieces. Choose from extravagant, elegant, sexy, but also normal daytime wear in different sizes, as well as shoes, costume jewelry and other accessories with minimal use for a symbolic price. Come and enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon full of beautiful things. More info: goo.gl/Vvu7LY.

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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
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
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 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:
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
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar – Exhibition includes works by Jeremy Deller, Harun Farocki, Lonnie Van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, and the invited project Museum of Sugar curated by Miroslav Eliáš. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 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

CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00
CONCERT: The Offspring; Starts: June 13, 20:00
CONCERT: 2Cellos; Starts: June 15, 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
FESTIVAL: Uprising; Starts: August 24 - 25
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus; Starts: October 14, 16:00
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: 2Cellos – As part of their European The Score Tour two musicians who became famous, mainly thanks to their cover versions of popular hits return to Bratislava. The Duo consists of Slovenian Luka Šulič and Croatian Stjepan Hausner and they have already released four albums with covers of their favourite interpretations including U2, Avicii, Nirvana, AC/DC, Sting and Coldplay. Starts: June 15, 20:00, Incheba - Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3-7, Bratislava. Admission: €39. 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
FESTIVAL: Uprising – The eleventh year of the Uprising festival of reggae music will bring to Bratislava Inner Circle, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor, Mighty Diamonds, Brother Culture, Benny Page, Bush Chemists, Awa Fall a.k.a Sista Awa and many others. Starts: August 24 -25, Bratislava, Cesta na Senec 2. 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.
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus – This group of acrobats was founded in 1958 and since then it has visited more than 70 countries. The circus trains acrobats from a very young age. Performance consists of two 45 minutes parts and only skilled acrobats perform, no live animals are included. Admission: €15 - €29. Starts: October 14, 16:00, Hant arena, Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

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