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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 17 and August 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Die Antwoord, Pohoda festival 2015(Source: Jozef Jakubčo, Sme)

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Top 10
CONCERT: Tribute to Freedom; Starts: Aug 17, 18:30
CONCERT: Swing concert in Bratislava; Starts: Aug 18, 19:00
CONCERT: Die Antwoord; Starts: Aug 21, 18:00
QUIZ: Bratislava Quiz Night; Starts: Aug 22, 19:00
CONCERT: Kiasmos; Starts: Aug 23, 18:00
CONCERT: John Malkovich; Starts: Aug 24, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Uprising; Starts: Aug 24 - 25
PICNIC: August Vegan Picnic; Starts: Aug 25, 15:00
OPERA: Nabucco & Verdi Gala; Starts: Aug 24 and 26
SPORT: Zumba Viva Party; Starts: Aug 26, 8:30

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

Tribute to Freedom - 10th annual concert at castle Devín

Hrad Devín, Muránská, Devín, Friday, August 17, 18:30

The tribute to freedom at Devín Castle has been an integral part of the cultural and social events in Bratislava since 2009. This year you will be able to listen to artists such as RICHARD MÜLLER, LENKA FILIPOVÁ and guests, BILLY BARMAN and girls from SĽUK. Everyone will find something to like. Do not miss this unique experience! More info: goo.gl/xk8p1E.

Swing concert in Bratislava

Pribinova 8, Bratislava, Saturday, August 18, 19:00

Come enjoy swing music from the 20s to 40s of the last century with the most successful Slovak swing band in recent years. The ambiance of the bustling era of the 1920s till 1940s, and the epoch of elegant gentlemen and glamorous ladies will be created by 9-member swing orchestra Fats Jazz Band. Seven great musicians and two enchanting singers enliven the blood of the audience in their veins and transfer them to the swing era of the 20th century. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/y84UG1.

Die Antwoord

NTC Arena, Tuesday, August 21, 18:00

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. Admission: €39.5. More info: listocheck.sk/en/detail/die-antwoord

Bratislava Quiz Night - August Edition

Vysoká 26, Bratislava, Wednesday, August 22, 19:00

The always entertaining and popular Quiz Night evening is back! Live music will be played by Igor Pekarík – a one man band –during short quiz breaks. All questions will be in English and are designed for an international audience. Join us for a night of ‘edutainment’. Come in teams of four people. Admission: €5 per person. More info: goo.gl/FSSiDR.

Kiasmos (DJ set)

Magio Pláž, Viedenská cesta, Petržalka, Thursday, August 23, 18:00

Did you ever, after a long, exhausting day want someone to put you to bed and tell you a beautiful story that is full of surprises and excitement, but also keeps you warm and gives you a sense of comfort as you tangle in the soft and ruffled blankets? This is exactly what you will feel when listening to the KIASMOS DJ Set. It combines wild, minimalist techno nights, 90-year-old sonic sounds, and childhood memories of the village. Light beats combine with surprising compositions, organic structures, and multi-instrumental sound experiments, and even fingers and mechanical sounds. Admission is free.
More info: https://goo.gl/L5XVPY

John Malkovich - Viva Musica! festival 2018

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Friday, August 24, 20:00

Viva Musica! will bring to Bratislava, in an exclusive Slovak premiere, an exceptional personality - the legendary American actor, director and producer John Malkovich, who will be a bit unconventional, accompanied by the orchestra with the Report on the Blind. The work that connects music and the spoken word was based on the themes of the novel The Heroes and Graces of the Argentinean writer Ernest Sabat. Admission: €59-€99. More info: goo.gl/P4WS24.

Uprising

Cesta na Senec 2, Bratislava, Friday – Saturday, August 24-25

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. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

August vegan picnic

Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka, Saturday, August 25, 15:00

We invite you to the august vegan picnic in Janko Kráľ’s Garden in Bratislava! Everyone is welcome - vegan, vegetarian, carpenter, gluten-free, fruitarian, breatharian. Bring your own food, dishes and blanket to sit on.
More info: goo.gl/DX8dcs.

Nabucco & Verdi Gala

West Terrace of Bratislava castle, Friday and Sunday, August 24 and 26

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. Admission: €49 - €99. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.sk

Zumba Viva party

Areál Netradičných Športov Ružinov, Pivonková, Bratislava, Sunday, August 26, 8:30

Come enjoy a great Sunday afternoon full of dance, fitness and entertainment at the Zumba Viva party featuring the world's top Zumba fitness instructors. Come and have fun at this beautiful event. Admission: €10 (in advance)/€15 on the spot.
More info: goo.gl/eYZk3e

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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: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
RUN: Telekom Night Run; Starts: September 8, 20:00
CONCERT: Alice Merton; Starts: September 14, 19:00
CIRCUS: Chinese National Circus; Starts: October 14, 16:00
STAND-UP: Daniel Sloss; Starts: October 16, 20:00
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: 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.
RUN: Telekom Night Run – Enjoy the atmosphere of the Bratislava night while running its streets and competing with other athletes. Night runs have become a tradition in bigger cities, with a great number or runners attending on every occasion. The run includes a 10-kilometre long trail through the Old Town and Petržalka. Starts: September 8, 17:00, Pribinova street, Eurovea. Starting fee: €15/€17. More info: www.bratislavamarathon.com
CONCERT: Alice Merton – Canadian-German singer and composer Alice Metron is a young rising 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
STAND-UP: Daniel Sloss – Talented and internationally awarded stand-up comedian Daniel Sloss returns to Slovakia after a year with his new show X. The X the tenth solo show of Daniel Sloss. We invite you to his show full of irony, intelligence, humour and great connection with the audience, as is not often seen in Slovakia. A special guest of the show is Daniel’s friend, English stand-up comedian Kai Humphries. Starts: October 16, 20:00, Hangair, Pri starom letisku 3b, Vajnory, Bratislava. Admission: €22. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.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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