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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 3 and August 12, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Riot River 2018; Starts: Aug 3-4
CONCERT: European Blasphemy Tour; Starts: Aug 3, 20:00
EVENT: Cultural walls and craft (work)shops; Starts: Aug 3-5
EVENT: Trh-Piac-Market 2018; Starts: Aug 4, 10:00-15:00
EVENT: Rosé at the Main square; Starts: Aug 4, 17:00
CONCERT: Folk Concerts at Mark Twain; Starts: Aug 4, 19:00
CONCERT: Chamber Concerts in the Botanical Garden; Starts: August 5, 17:30
EVENT: Cultural summer at Petržalka market; Starts: Aug 5, 18:00
DANCE: Vogue; Starts: Aug 7, 20:15
DANCE: Yanek Revilla in Bratislava; Starts: Aug 11, 13:30

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

Riot River 2018

Areál vodných športov, Čunovo, Friday – Saturday, August 3-4

The 5th season of Rior River is here! Join us on the 3rd and 4th of August in Divoka Voda Čunovo and see the world's best of Rapid River Surfing. The amazing after party is a must and a packed lineup of DJs will keep the crowd jumping until early morning. We also joined forces with Yahama and created a friendly "flat track" race on a 4x4 track open to every skill and bike level taking place on Saturday. The main aim is to have fun! There will be also plenty of Yamahas to test both on and off-road models. And short group ride will take place as well. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/M9Ypuc.

European Blasphemy Tour

Kulturak klub, Bazová, Ružinov, Friday, August 3, 20:00

Deathcore concerts are not common in our region, so take full advantage. Bands such as A Night in Texas from Australia and deathcore commando Distant + Rising Conflict from the Netherlands will shake the foundation concert building. To Kill Achilles from Scotland and Austrian band In This Temple will open the event. Admission: €8. More info: goo.gl/QHv5U2.

Cultural walls and craft (work)shops

Úzka, Old Town, Friday - Sunday, August 3-5

"Cultural Walls and Craft Workshops" is the first festival under the auspices of the Cultural Association. The first August weekend will take place on Bratislava's city walls. You will find a ceramic workshop where you can try a pottery wheel, there will also be a blacksmith where you can try out how horseshoes are made. You can see a fencing performance and the accompanying program consists of chamber music, readers, dances and meditation. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/s1u7xL.

Trh-Piac-Market 2018

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP 25, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Saturday, August 4, 10:00 – 15:00

Regular food market in the Old Market. Come to buy fresh food directly from makers and growers from our country. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/iLjdLH

Rosé at the Main square

Wine Not!?, Staré Mesto, Saturday, August 4, 17:00

Friends, we are inviting you to spend Saturday night at WINE NOT? wine bar. The whole event will be held in the spirit of excellent rosé wine and great food. Of course, there will be pleasant music. More info: goo.gl/Cvfvd8.

Folk concerts at Mark Twain

Botanická 7-9, Karlova Ves, Bratislava, Saturday, August 4, 19:00

The beautiful nature of Karl Bay promises an unusual experiences. In cooperation with the Mark Twain Club we bring you a selection of folk concerts. So, enjoy listening to pleasant music in a pleasant environment. More info: goo.gl/R74ptW

Chamber concerts in the Botanical garden

Botanical garden, Bratislava, Sunday, August 5, 17:30

On Sunday 5 August at 5:30 pm, you can enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the Botanical garden and tones of the masters of our music scene, an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Lento Ad Astra – Zita Sopková piano, Erik Rothenstein saxophone, Pavol Bereza guitar. Transcriptions of pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and other world-famous authors, as well as original compositions.

Cultural summer at Petržalka market

Petržalská tržnica, Bratská, Petržalka, Sunday, August 5, 18:00

Come and enjoy the summer with great music and be inspired by the beauty of the Slovak mountains during summer meetings before the Petržalka Market! Evening concerts and summer cinema, focusing on the mountains, nature and people with the personal participation of the filmmakers and discussion after screening, are waiting for you. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/NYma9N

VOGUE - special summer class

Riverpark Dance School, Dvořákovo nábrežie, Old Town, Tuesday, August 7, 20:15

Vogue is a dance style that has its origins in the 18th century in New York, but the dance itself developed in the 1980s. The name was acquired by fashion magazine Vogue. Beautiful singers and models, whom many wanted to copy, were inspired by the style. It is a distinctly stylized dance performance which is presented with linear movements of fixed hands. Admission: €7. More info: goo.gl/Jt7TVc.

Yanek Revilla in Bratislava

Tomášikova 34, Bratislava, Saturday, August 11, 13:30

Cuban legend Yanek Revilla with his dance group is in Slovakia for the first time at SALSA by Norika club! Workshops. Two professional dancers from Cuba will be in charge of the lessons, with Yanek Revilla taking the lead! Lessons will be held in the English language.

Tickets: Day pass (4 lessons + party) - €40

Entry to 1 lesson - €12

Entry to party: €8

More info: goo.gl/QgxWgS.

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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
Berger; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Sep 30, 2018
FILLA – FULLA: The Artist´s Fate; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Oct 21, 2018
KUNSTHALLE
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
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
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
FILLA – FULLA: The Artist´s Fate - The Slovak National Gallery prepared an exhibition concerning two household names of Czech and Slovak modern art, Emil Filla (1882 - 1953) and Ľudovít Fulla (1902 - 1980), as part of the Made in Czechoslovakia project dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. Even though these two artists were not exactly contemporaries - Filla was twenty years older than Fulla - their role in establishing Modern art in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is key and, in a way, comparable. They both belong among the most prominent figures of Czech and Slovak art in the 20th century, their art opened new and radical paths for the local art scene, bringing in avant-garde ideas from Europe, the first artist with a more consequential approach, the second artist with a more "barbaric" synthesis. Though they both began as "revolutionaries" and "missionaries" of new art, however, they both abandoned these positions and were later (both in different periods) "officialised". Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Oct 21, 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: Glenn Miller Orchestra; Starts: January 15, 19:00
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future; Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30
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.
CONCERT: Glenn Miller Orchestra - The original American Glenn Miller Orchestra was founded in the thirties of the last century. Founder Glenn Miller is considered one of the greatest shining stars of the American jazz scene for more than 35 years. Glenn's career lasted only five years, but this time was long enough for Glenn Miller to become a leading personality of the world's most popular swing orchestra, which remains under the name of "Glenn Miller Orchestra". Dutch conductor and keyboardist Wil Salden has been conducting the orchestra for several decades. You can enjoy his amazing talent and work live on January 15, 2019 in Bratislava. They will play favourites such as Sunrise Serenade, Moonlight Serenade, Moon Love, Over The Rainbow, Blue Orchids, Careless, When You Wish Onon, and Imagination. Starts: January 15, 19:00, Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €45-€59.
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future – World hip-hop icons Nicki Minaj and Future have their first shared tour, NickiHndrxx. The show is great for those who love hip-hop and mainstream music. The several award-winning musicians are well-known for their hits that reach top places in the music rankings. Together, they will bring an unforgettable show to the stage. Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava. Admission: €69-€109. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

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