Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

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

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STAND-UP: English Stand-up comedy; Starts: July 6, 19:00
EVENT: Knights of Devin; Starts: July 7, 10:00
SPORT: FitCamp; Starts: July 8, 14:30
FILM: Free to Rock; Starts: July 8, 19:00
CONCERT: Janoska Ensemble; Starts: July 12, 20:00
EVENT: French National Day; Starts: July 13, 14:00
EVENT: Devín Currant; Starts: July 14, 10:00
EVENT: Rainbow Pride; Starts: July 14, 13:00
EVENT: Clothes Exchange, Starts: July 15, 16:00
CONCERT: Jasmin Toccata; Starts: July 15, 20:00
Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

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Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

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Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)

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English Stand Up Comedy - Okello Dunkley

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova, Bratislava, Friday, July 6, 19:00

Okello Dunkley is an American comedian from New York who has been living in Vienna, Austria since 2015. In anticipation of submitting a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 2019, he’s put together a show about ‘My life in the US and why in the hell I decided to move to Vienna almost 4 years ago’. This will be a fun show and he promises no lederhosen, singing or Schuhplatteln! More info:

Knights of Devin

Bratislava-Devín, Saturday, July 7, 10:00

The first Saturday in July will embody the holiday spirit. Spend a day with the whole family at Devin Castle, where you will be transported back to the colorful and stormy times of the Renaissance. The program will be rich and everyone will find something that really interests them. More info:

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FitCamp CFT Summer League 2018

FitCamp, Bratislava, Sunday, July 8, 14:30

The summer Crossfit League has started again! Come and test your strength, perseverance and determination. Athletes compete separately in the women's and men's categories. A starter pack is ready for all athletes and valuable prizes will be awarded to the winners. Registration fee: €10/€12. More info:

Screening of the film Free to rock

Kino Lumière, Špitálska, Staré Mesto, Sunday, July 8, 19:00

American producer Douglas Yeager is coming to Slovakia personally to present the documentary film Free to Rock, which tells how Rock & Roll became a symbol of freedom during the Cold War. The documentary contains footage from the unique Music Peace festival held in Moscow just a few months before the fall of the Iron Curtain. The audience will also see footage from the historic first Beach Boys concert in Prague, the contributions of the Czech musicians Plastic People of the Universe, American President Jimmy Carter and many other rock stars from the West and the former Soviet Union. The narration for the film is spoken by the famous American actor Kiefer Sutherland. After the screening (60 min) there will be a short discussion with Dougles Yeager! Admission is free. More info:

Janoska Ensemble - Viva Musica! festival 2018

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP 25, Bratislava Old Town, Thursday, July 12, 20:00

At the Viva Musica! festival in 2015, Bratislava’s Old Market Hall was sold out for the Janoska ensemble’s performance. Since then they have given hundreds of concerts on three continents, successfully completed concert tours in America and Asia, issued a debut CD on the label of the prestigious German recording company Deutsche Grammophon, for which they received a golden disc, and performed the world premiere of the first part of the Janoska Symphony, entitled Bratislava! with the Wiener Symphoniker in Vienna’s Musikverein. The Janoska Ensemble was founded in 2013 by the brothers Ondrej, Roman and František Janoska, along with their brother-in-law Julius Darvas. Their music is based on classical, which in their inimitable fashion – Janoska-style – they combine with other musical genres such as jazz, pop, film music and world music. They give concerts mainly abroad, and so their appearances in Slovakia are always special occasions! Their performance at the Viva Musica! festival this year will be no exception: they will appear with their new project From Bratislava to Hollywood! Admission: €15. More info:

French National Day

Hlavné námestie, Bratislava, Friday, July 13, 14:00

Let’s celebrate the French National Day together! On Friday, July 13, 2018 from 2 pm in the Main square, we are celebrating the 8th annual French day, commemorating the Storming of the Bastille in France (July 14, 1789).

Visitors will be able to wander through the "French Village" where twenty stalls will offer French as well as local products. In the "village" you will come to know the French colours and French flavors, and there will be a plenty of delicious drinks. You can also enjoy the French language, culture and French cars.

The evening cultural program in the Main Square will attract mainly music and dance lovers. Visitors can enjoy the original dance performance A Ballet Bar from the Compagnie Pyramid, a French hip-hop group. The spectacular celebrations will end with a concert by the French band Billet d'Humeur, which will entrance visitors with music full of pop, beatbox and electro-music. For more information visit

Devín Currant 2018

Bratislava-Devín, Saturday, July 14, 10:00

This will be the third year of the culinary event in the attractive historic town district of Bratislava - Devin. It aims to promote the growing of currants and the tradition of producing high-quality fresh wine in this district. In addition to selling and tasting wines from red and black currants, the fruit itself, sugar beet, jams, syrups and baked goods, ice cream, pulp, and other currant products will also be sold. More info:

Rainbow Pride Bratislava 2018

Hviezdoslavovo square, Bratislava, Saturday, July 14, 13:00

Rainbow PRIDE Bratislava 2018 is coming back to the streets of the capital city. The 8th traditional Rainbow PRIDE Bratislava festival will take place on July 14th, 2018 in Hviezdoslavovo square. A colorful walk through the center of the Old Town, will again follow up the idea of analogical events around the world, when LGBTI people are joined by their families, friends, colleagues and acquaintances.
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Clothes exchange

Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava, Sunday, July 15, 16:00

Changing clothes in Foajé is for everyone who would like to clear out their wardrobe before the summer season and who would like to do so by removing some good picks from somebody else's. Why buy? Simply exchange! Summer snacks available.

Jasmin Toccata

Large Lutheran Church, Panenská 28, Sunday, July 15, 8:00

The world-renowned French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, following his extraordinarily successful concert at the Viva Musica! festival in 2016, is returning to Bratislava! With his ambition of winning back popularity for a musical instrument which had its Golden Age in the Baroque era (until superseded by the fortepiano), he arrives with an exceptional project, where two apparently unconnected musical worlds meet: classical Baroque music combines with the richly ornamented music of the Orient. The Jasmin Toccata project came into being in collaboration with top-ranking French musicians – lute-player Thomas Dunford and percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, who is also the creator of the concept and of all of the musical arrangements. More info:

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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:
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via 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: 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:
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: For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00 Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info:

Temporary exhibitions

The eights; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018
Berger; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Sep 30, 2018
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 15
David Bohm, Jiri Franta: No One’s Going to Laugh! Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until September 2
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

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:
Berger – Ján Berger‘s art program is based on a visual interpretation of banal reality and his own experience, life feelings, situations and perceptions. He combines these experiences and observed fragments of reality in a lengthy painting process. Through color fields, spots and unrelated details he creates an independent visual language with a new and authentic visual quality. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Sep 30, 2018, Esterházy Palace. More info:
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:
David Bohm, Jiri Franta: No One’s Going to Laugh! Since 2006, when they first began operating as a creative duo in the field of visual art, Jiří Franta (*1978) and David Böhm (*1982) have successfully held numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. These projects are distinguished particularly by an attempt to seek new contexts and significant overlaps of the classical medium of drawing, the examination of its physical limits, and also, for example, thoughts on the wider relationship between image and text structure. Their joint presentations, however, also include performance, videos, spatial installations, interventions in public spaces, wall paintings, and last but not least, publishing activity. With their spontaneity and heuristic approach, this artistic pairing provokes creativity and imagination among audiences, who are drawn into the game in an original and captivating manner by the artists’ relaxed, participative approach, which is open to a cumulation of associations. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until September 2, Námestie SNP 12. More info:
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:
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:
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:
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:

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: 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
CONCERT: Alice Merton; Starts: September 14, 19:00
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus; Starts: October 14, 16:00
CONCERT: Kim Wilde; Starts: October 20, 21:00
CONCERT: Tom Odell; Starts: November 4, 20:00
CONCERT: Nightwish Decades; Starts: November 13
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:
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:
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:
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:
CONCERT: Alice Merton – Canadian-German singer and composer Alice Metron is a young raising star of the current music scene. She can be proud of her victory at the European Border Breakers Award 2018 and she took over the American Billboard and the European hit-parade at the same time. Starts: September 14, 19:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €22. More info:
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:
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:
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: November 4, 20:00, HANT aréna, Trnavská cesta 29. Admission: €29 - €59. More info:
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:

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