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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between June 15 and June 24, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Tom Odell at Grape 2017(Source: Jozef Jakubčo, SME)

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Top 10
CONCERT: 2Cellos; Starts: June 15, 20:00
PARTY: Ibiza Party; Starts: June 15, 20:00
MARKET: Hviezdko Design Market; Starts: June 15-16
EVENT: The Middle Ages in the Garden; Starts: June 16, 10:00
FESTIVAL: Guitar Festival; Starts: June 17-24
RAFTING: Evening Danube River Rafting; Starts: June 18, 17:00
MARKET: Italian Market; Starts: June 18-24
EVENT: Swap Noizz&Nosene; Starts: June 21, 16:00
CONCERT: Tom Odell; Starts: June 21, 20:00
WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Sandals; Starts: June 22, 16:00
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

2Cellos

Incheba - Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3-7, Bratislava, Friday, June 15, 20:00

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. Admission: €39. More info: www.ticketportal.sk

IBIZA PARTY 2018

Zlaté piesky, Bratislava, Friday, June 15, 20:00

Welcome in the summer of 2018 in great style!
BRATISLAVA - Zlaté Piesky
R3hab | DJ EKG | Mairee | Richard Reynolds | MATAMAR | Milan Lieskovský | EMTYDEE | ELSY | DJ L.Co & Dj Conspi | Dlugosh | FOLLY | BORRA | DJ Jordy Ray | RobMike & Lelo

  • 200 tons of sand
  • PALMS
  • CANE BARS
  • GOGO DANCERS
  • BEACH CLOTHING
  • 2 stages (main stage & beach stage)
  • SPECIAL AUDIOVISUAL SHOW by SORRYWECAN

Admission: €10 - €50. For more information and tickets visit http://ibizaparty.sk.

Hviezdko Design Market 2018

Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, Friday – Saturday, June 15-16

We are pleased to be able to bring you a fresh breeze of young design in cooperation with the Old City. Have a taste of fresh Czech-Slovak design and start the summer with new pieces! At the Hviezdko Design Market, you can look forward to both novice and established designers, creators and retailers in the well-known wooden booths, with unique handmade wares you'll be able to see, test and buy. More info: goo.gl/FwfKHB.

The Middle Ages in the Garden

Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka, Saturday, June 16, 10:00-20:00

Come and enjoy the atmosphere of the Middle Ages on Jan. 16, 2018 in the Janko Kral Garden! You can enjoy historical encampments, medieval battle reconstructions, fencing tournaments, period crafts and lots of other entertainments. There will be a children's arena, a farewell performance for nature lovers and a concert in the evening. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/BP8a98.

Guitar Festival

Various venues, Bratislava, Sunday – Sunday, June 17-24

The J. K. Mertz Guitar Festival doesn’t need to be presented to Bratislava’s audience. It has been part of the Cultural Summer and Castle Festival of Bratislava for 43 years. This year is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the constitution of Czechoslovakia. On the festival stage there will be top-level interpretations by musicians from the Czech and Slovak republics but there will also be interesting programs by guitarists from China, Greece and the ever-popular Spain. Besides classical guitar pieces, the festival also offers ancient music, flamenco and jazz. There will be guitar solos but also different kinds of chamber ensembles and combinations of musical instruments. For more information visit www.jkmertz.com.

Evening Danube River rafting

Botanická 7, Karlova Ves, Monday, June 18, 17:00

An introduction to river rafting from Hainburg to Bratislava. We regularly roam after working hours, and we like to adapt. The best of the Danube is to be found in close proximity to Bratislava so come and enjoy adventure, relaxation and romance at the end of a mundane day. Admission: €18- €40. More info: goo.gl/N9X48p.

Italian market

Hviezdoslavovo square, Bratislava, Monday – Sunday, June 18-24

Visitors will have one full week to sample typical Italian flavours and aromas. Significant meals and products, the centuries-old inspiration which characterized Italian squares, will dominate Hviezdoslavovo Square in the second half of June. Market visitors will be able to buy and taste culinary specialties from all regions of Italy from authentic manufacturers and retailers. More info: goo.gl/F9tppi.

SWAP Noizz & Nosene

Námestie SNP 484, Bratislava, Thursday, June 21, 16:00

Do you have many good outfits at home, but do not wear them? Than bring them to our SWAP-meet and exchange them for pieces from the wardrobes of other people. It's summer so renew your wardrobe while keeping it ecological. More info: goo.gl/uXE9nj.

Tom Odell

HANT aréna, Trnavská cesta 29, Thursday, June 21, 20:00

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. Admission: €29 - €59. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.sk.

Make your own sandals - barefoot workshop

Rusovská cesta 50-56, Petržalka, Bratislava, Friday, June 22, 16:00

The aim of the workshop will be to make barefoot sandals which you will be happy to leave home in. An equally important part will be information about the health of those who are willing to wear this barefoot shoe which requires a specific way of walking which is very good for you but only if it is done properly. Admission is voluntary. Material for adult sizes: €10, for children sizes: €5. Accessories are not included in the price. More info: goo.gl/Aehjzf.

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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
Markus Huemer: This Exhibition Has an Utopian Superfluity; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until September 2
Carl Henning Pedersen, Else Alfelt: Artistic Couple; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until September 2
Patrícia Koyšová: Zoom; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until September 2
Dušan Kállay: The Magical World of Colours; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until August 15

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
Markus Huemer: This Exhibition Has an Utopian Superfluity - Markus Huemer works both in the media of painting and drawing, as well as producing interactive installations and environments, and computer animations. In doing so, he investigates the suitability of digital media for art on the basis of his experience with classical ones, bearing in mind art and media history, and questioning at the same time the assumed brilliance of artists by making a sarcastic parody of himself. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until September 2, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Carl Henning Pedersen, Else Alfelt: Artistic Couple - Carl-Henning Pedersen was of essential significance for the Danish art movement of the second half of the 20th century. The experimental nature of his work established a link between contemporary Danish art and the European avant-garde streams from the late 1930s. His work soon found recognition due to its original artistic language in which he successfully transformed the impulses of Cubism and Picasso, and particularly inspirations from the paintings of Klee, Kandinsky, Chagall and other masters. Else Alfelt, the outstanding Danish abstract painter characterized her work as follows: “I depict colour and rhythm.” She composed the rhythm of colours and forms in dynamic and suggestive visual wholes. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until September 2, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Patrícia Koyšová: Zoom – The theme of the solo exhibition of Patrícia Koyšová is expressed by a simple and apt title ZOOM referring us to the view through a camera lens, for example, which enables a smooth change of the focal point for imaging objects at various distances with permanent focus. The artist consistently works with the process of depiction and vision, she studies it especially in abstract painting, the morphological structure of which is flexible, floating and forcing us to look for focal points, but the gaze of the spectator is taken away on waves, streams and swirls. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until September 2, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Dušan Kállay: The Magical World of Colours - “I live my life on the border that separates dream and reality.” And it is this dream aspect of Dušan Kállay’s concepts which we admire in his illustrations and paintings. His dreams, no matter how connected with reality, exist outside this reality and cannot escape it. What seems to us to be a faithful depiction slips away into a mysterious world of unconventional relations and circumstances. This allows the artist to discover the diversity of the world in various forms: through the bizarre world of people, animals and things. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until August 15, Vodné dielo Čunovo. 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: Shaggy&Sting; Starts: June 26, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Pohoda; Starts: July 5 - 8
FESTIVAL: Grape; Starts: August 10 - 11
CONCERT: Die Antwoord; Starts: August 21
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: Nightwish Decades; Starts: November 13
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: Die Antwoord - Die Antwoord is Afrikaans for ‘The Answer’. This Next Level South African rap-rave crew rap and sing in a mixture of English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. The group is known for their unique ‘Zef style’, and non-conformist, punk-like attitude. Die Antwoord are also known for having ‘The best music videos in the world’. Their wild and crazy high-energy live shows attract a cult-like following world-wide. Starts: August 21, NTC Arena. Admission: €39.5. More info: listocheck.sk/en/detail/die-antwoord
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.
CONCERT: Nightwish Decades - Finnish legend Nightwish celebrate 20 years on stage and with an exceptional program, visit Slovakia. The biggest hits and unprecedented feature-length megashow breaks out on November 13, 2018 at the Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava. The concert, which will also celebrate the 4th Birthday of Radio Anténa Rock, will also present a special guest whose name still remains a mystery. Starts: November 13, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava. Admission: €34 - €61.5. More info: listocheck.sk.

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