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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

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

Lenny Kravitz(Source: TASR/AP)

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Top 10
EVENT: PsychoGames; Starts: June 1, 18:00
INLINE: Bratislava inline 2018; Starts: June 1, 21:00
EVENT: The Cultural Summer and Castle Festivities; Starts: June-September
THEATRE: European Theatre Festival; Starts: June
MARKET: Urban Market 2018 (Spring Edition); Starts: June 1-3
EVENT: Weekend of open parks and gardens 2018; Starts: June 1-3
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00
EVENT: Night of best commercials; Starts: June 6, 20:00
FOOD: Magyar Gastronomic Festival; Starts: June 7, 12:00 and June 10, 12:00
BALLET: Chorea 2018; Starts: June 10, 20:30
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

PsychoGames

Kalab, Zámocká, Bratislava, Friday, June 1, 18:00

During these games you won't just have fun, but you will also improve your communication skills. Games and reviews are guided by psychologists and lecturers from the project OTVORENÁ HRA. Games target mostly verbal and nonverbal communication as well as observational skills. You will leave with a new experience. The games offer the opportunity to work on the previously mentioned skills, challenge your brain and meet new people. However, the main point of the games is still to have fun. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/SB7oXz.

Bratislava-inline 2018

Bratislava, Friday, June 1, 21:00

The popular event Bratislava-inline starts this year on June 1 with a new route!
Start: Petržalská tržnica (former Terno)
Travel: NOVÁ - Petržalské Lúky a Háje 2018
Route Virtual Tour: https://www.relive.cc/view/1548450712
And as we are celebrating Children's Day on this date, we have prepared a rich sports program for the smallest bikers. For more information visit bit.ly/2s38zhp.

The Cultural Summer and Castle Festivities in Bratislava

Bratislava, June-September

The Cultural Summer and Castle Festivities in Bratislava is the largest and longest city festival in the country. Over the course of three months, it offers dozens of musical, dance, and theatre events.

From June to September, the streets of Bratislava are filled with great music, concerts, dance and theatre shows, as well as various workshops. The Bratislava residents and visitors can enjoy an interesting programme in the town streets, parks, courtyards andat the Danube River, as well as in the individual Bratislava boroughs. The programme is divided into festival parts, regular cycles, and individual events. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2shPgBe and scroll down for English version.

European Theatre Festival

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, June

The fifth SND European Theatre Festival Eurokontext.sk opens in June 2018 to bring outstanding productions in musical drama and dance theatre, hence the best and the latest in opera and ballet. For more information visit bit.ly/2LjRwAH.

Urban Market 2018 (Spring Edition)

Námestie slobody 19, Bratislava, Friday – Sunday, June 1-3

The Urban Market is a prominent cultural and social event which consists of a living design fair of contemporary artistic and creative products; design, fashion, and art exhibitions, as well as a cultural program, educational activities, and presentations of creative individuals from various artistic spheres. In 2018, we will present and connect the creative community for the ninth year. The Urban Market spring edition will as usual be part of Bratislava's Days of architecture and design. The theme of the spring edition will be COOPERATION. Admission: €7 for all three days or €2 per day. More info: goo.gl/XB5BJr.

Weekend of open parks and gardens 2018

Various venues, Bratislava, Friday – Sunday, June 1-3

We invite you to the 10th anniversary of the cultural and educational event Weekend of open parks and gardens! Just as at when this event started, this year's goal is to emphasize and celebrate the value of historic parks and gardens and to involve people in their active protection. Come to spend a beautiful weekend in the embrace of nature. More info: goo.gl/VkxSxV.

Lenny Kravitz

NTC Bratislava, Príkopova 6, Tuesday, June 5, 20:00

The Raise Vibration Tour of 2018 relates to 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.” Admission: €79 - €459. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

Night of the best commercials

Luna Bar, Rajská, Bratislava, Wednesday, June 6, 20:00

The Editor-in-Chief of Kinema.sk presents the short audiovisual genre - cinema and television advertising. He has prepared over 150 ads which he considers to be exceptional in the symbiosis of creativity and design. We will look at the world's most celebrated creatives, forbidden concepts, comparative provocations, best viral and guerrilla videos and, of course, the most humorous advertising campaigns. We'll join the Cannes Advertising Festival and review our current ad news. We believe that this evening, you certainly will not want to switch over. Admission: €4. More info: https://goo.gl/ZxKtHm

Magyar Gastronomic festival

Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, Thursday, June 7, 12:00 and Sunday, June 10, 12:00

A gastronomic festival of Hungarian tastes. A selection of foods and drinks stands to promenade around with good company. Hungary - more than neighbor. More info: goo.gl/6K8S3w.

Chorea 2018

Grand Plaza, Dvořákovo nábrežie 6, Sunday, June 10, 20:30

Modern world ballet returns to Slovakia. For the National Ballet of Canada, the Balletto di Milano and the Portuguese National Balet it will be their first time in Slovakia. Ján Špoták, soloist of the Goteborg Operans Danskompani in Sweden, will also perform together with soloists of national theatres from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia. There will be also two home ensembles – the State Theatre Košice and the Slovak Theatre of Dance. Admission: €49 - €150. 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: 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
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:
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: 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
OPERA: Nabucco & Verdi Gala; Starts: August 24 and 26
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus; Starts: October 14, 16:00
CONCERT: Kim Wilde; Starts: October 20, 21:00
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.
OPERA: Nabucco & Verdi Gala – The biggest opera open-air festival in Slovakia will bring to beautiful Bratislava castle the legend, Nabucco–and a gala performance including parts of La Traviata, Rigoletto, II Trovarore, La forza del destino, Don Carlos and Otello by Giuseppe Verdi. Starts: August 24 and 26, West Terrace of Bratislava castle. Admission: €49 - €99. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.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
CONCERT: Kim Wilde – Kim Wilde is one of the biggest rock-pop idols of the 80’s. She released her new album, “Here Come the Aliens” in March and is now on tour. She will be in Bratislava for the first time as when she was in Slovakia ten years ago, she performed in Košice. Admission: €7 - €70. Starts: October 20, 21:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.sk.

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