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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
PARTY: Rainbow Pride Afterparty; Starts: July 14, 22:00
EVENT: Clothes Exchange, Starts: July 15, 16:00
CONCERT: Jasmin Toccata; Starts: July 15, 20:00
EVENT: Street Food Park; Starts: July 18-21
FILM: Film Europe - La Promesse de l'aube; Starts: July 18, 20:30
EVENT: Along the Amazon Danube; Starts: July 19-22
EVENT: Bratislava Game of Thrones; Starts: July 21, 9:30
Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers
Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions
Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)
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 flavours, 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 bit.ly/FrenchDayBratislava.
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: goo.gl/LfJNQF.
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.
More info: goo.gl/Tymds1.
Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Saturday, July 14, 22:00
The official afterparty following the RAINBOW PRIDE parade in Bratislava. You can expect a lot of love, a lot of respect and a lot of fun at the friendly premises of the New Cvernovka. There will be two stages so you can enjoy great music. Let's play pop, disco, not disco, house and deep house! DJ Rafo, SA-MU-RAI, Andree Deejay, Sani, Silvester Suske will be there. For more information and tickets visit http://bit.ly/afterpartyCvernovka.
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.
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: www.vivamusica.sk
Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Wednesday – Saturday, July 18-21
Visit the Street Food Park and enjoy summer in the city. Join us for some yummy food and drink, a friendly atmosphere and good vibes. Stay tuned for the list of vendors. Enjoy! More info: goo.gl/kpQK1F.
Summer cinema Film Europe - La Promesse de l'aube
Slovak National Gallery, Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra, Bratislava, Wednesday, July 18, 20:30
The Slovak National Gallery and Film Europe Media Company bring to the Berlin SNG genre diverse films from top European directors, many with awards or nominations from prestigious film festivals.
La Promesse de l'aube - French drama. Admission: €3.
More info: goo.gl/7HQSRm.
Bratislava, Thursday – Saturday, July 19-22
Come float through the Amazonian Danube Canals! In our pleasant company, you will have the opportunity to discover our unique habitat, new faces, enjoy water camping, an evening sitting by the fire and much more. Age limit: 18+. Admission: €45. More info: goo.gl/vBMMGQ.
Bratislava Game of Thrones LCG Regional
Trenčianska 47, Bratislava, Saturday, July 21, 9:30
Dear players! Come to play and decide who is the best in the Regional tournament in Bratislava. All Game of Thrones fans are welcome. More info: goo.gl/NAQ5eB
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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: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00 Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info: www.indianembassy.sk
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
Berger; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Sep 30, 2018
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
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
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: www.sng.sk
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN KUNSTHALLE
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: 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: 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: 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.
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: predpredaj.zoznam.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: 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: 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.