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EVENT: Pivobrana Beer Fest; Starts: Aug 31-Sep 2
CONCERT: 30 Seconds to Mars; Starts: Aug 31, 20:00
EVENT: Historic Bus to Devin and Bratislava Castle; Starts: Sep 1, 10:00
EVENT: Knights at Devín; Starts: Sep 1, 10:00
SPORT: Trans Danube Swim; Starts: Sep 2, 13:00
CONCERT: SwinGang; Starts: Sep 2, 16:30
FILM: Taiwanese Season; Starts: Sep 6, 18:15
EVENT: Slovak National Theatre Open Day; Starts: Sep 8, 10:00
RUN: Telekom Night Run; Starts: Sep 8, 20:00
EVENT: Vegan Festival Bratislava; Starts: Sep 9, 10:00
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)
Park Andreja Hlinku, Bratislava, Friday- Sunday, August 31 – September 2
From Friday August 31 until Sunday September 2 from 3 PM - 10 PM at Andreja Hlinku Park, Ružinovska, the Pivobrana beer fest will take place. You can look forward to sampling beers produced by the members of the Slovak Association of small independent breweries. The program includes live concerts, beer contests, craft beers and street food. More info: facebook.com.
Winter arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9, Friday, August 31, 20:00
The rock band 30 Seconds to Mars will perform at the end of the summer in Bratislava. Performances by this 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. More info: www.vivien.sk.
Historical bus to Devin and Bratislava Castle
Most SNP, Staré Mesto, Saturday, September 1, 10:00
As part of the Czech-Slovak / Slovak-Czech Exhibition project, there is an historic bus ride has been arranged. The historic bus 706 RTO will begin its route at 10:00 from the SNP Bridge and head towards Devín. Visitors can then go and see Devin Castle. At 14:00 the bus will travel from Devín to Bratislava Castle where passengers can go to the Czech-Slovak / Slovak-Czech exhibition. More info: goo.gl/Mn7urG.
Devín castle, Bratislava, Saturday, September 1, 10:00
For the last time this year, "The Knights at Devin" will draw you into the time when gallant men were courting beautiful ladies, heroes protected their lands and faith, meditating magicians and musicians wandered through their domains and everyone used the gifts of life together. More info: goo.gl/KCWdBe.
Dvořákovo nábrežie 10, Bratislava, Sunday, September 2, 13:00
We invite you to swim across this famous European river with Ľuboš Fellner. Join us for a swim in the Danube on Sunday 2 September, when the river conditions will be at their best. The water is warm, the water level is the ideal height, and the sun is still shining bright on us. Registration fee: €9. More info: goo.gl/jEhFR1.
Botanical Gardens, Bratislava, Sunday, September 2, 16:30
On Sunday at the Botanical gardens you can enjoy the romantic atmosphere and the tones of the masters of our music scene invite you to enjoy an extraordinary and unforgettable experience.
SwinGang – Andrej Záhorec violin, Vladimír and Miroslav Nikulin cither, Peter Hrbík contrabass, Andrea Kružliaková vocals. SwinGang will delight you with a colourful selection of rhythmical pieces, which are in the Jazz Manouche style.
Špitálska 4, Bratislava, Thursday, September 6, 18:15
Taiwan might be small, but some big filmmakers and films come from there. And they deserve some attention. During September and October, 11 films crossing time as well as genres will be introduced. Admission: €3. More info: goo.gl/xZoPYN.
Slovak National Theatre Open Day
Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova 17, Bratislava, Saturday, September 8, 10:00
Experience the theater in its reality! How many hours do ballet dancers train? Where are the theatrical costumes? Do divas sing opera even in the shower? And who has more power than a dramatic actor? Answers to all this (and much more) can be discovered in the new building of the SND and in the Artistic and Decorative Works of the SND on Open House Day! More info: goo.gl/B42Eof.
Pribinova street, Eurovea, Saturday, September 8, 17:00
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 of runners attending every occasion. The run includes a 10-kilometre long trail through the Old Town and Petržalka. Starting fee: €15/€17. More info: www.bratislavamarathon.com
Vegan Festival Bratislava 2018
Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, September 9, 10:00
The unbelievable 10th birthday of the Vegan festival is here! This year's anniversary of one of the biggest vegan food festivals in Central and Eastern Europe will be celebrated in grand style on Sunday 9 September at the Old Market in Bratislava. We are looking forward to seeing you there! More info: goo.gl/QCtfpi.
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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
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
Eagles & Doves; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until October 28
50 Years Later...; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until November 11
All Over Again; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until November 11
5th International Triennale Of Textile Art; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 from September 8 until November 11
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
Eagles & Doves - What form does national identity take today? What influence do various symbols exert upon it? Can we positively identify with a nation without nationalistic and xenophobic overlays? The exhibition Eagles & Doves presents works by contemporary Slovak and German artists who respond to these difficult questions with broad perspective, criticism and humour, in a playful and open manner. Contemporary art can actually be a medium of intercultural communication: the encounter, not the clash, of cultures. The exhibition project was developed in cooperation with the Goethe Institute in Bratislava on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its foundation in Slovakia. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until October 28, Námestie SNP 12. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA
50 Years Later... - Muž s odhalenou hruďou pred okupačným tankom (The Bare-chested Man in front of the Occupiers’ Tank) – the photograph by Ladislav Bielik from the first day of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops on August 21, 1968, circulated across the globe. It became an iconic image bringing a deep and permanent legacy about the threat of injustice and violence committed by those in power. This photograph and Bielik’s other 186 shots of these events still carry the power of utterance, fifty years later. They are not only a visual reminder of this dramatic period in our history, or a means to stir up emotions. For us they represent a deeper and permanent meaning, the legacy of a lived experience which strengthens and helps to enhance one’s sensitivity and response to any threat to freedom and independence. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until November 11, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk.
All Over Again - Ján Ťapák is one of the most distinctive figures of the generation of sculptors which entered the Slovak art scene in the early 1990s. He attracted attention with his spontaneous creativity and perfect technical preparedness, as well as his unique orientation of the content of his works in which he succeeded in transferring things and matters from the ancient past to the present times, to combine hundred year old traditions and the philosophy of modern man and to include the authenticity of his own country in the timeless context of distant cultures and civilizations. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until November 11, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk.
5th International Triennale Of Textile Art - Textile Art of Today is an international exhibition project which presents contemporary textile design. It differs from other textile exhibitions in the fact that it has been installed five times in important galleries allowing visitors from the V4 European countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary) to see it. Furthermore, the project is being carried out under the auspices of the ministers of culture of the V4 countries. The Textile Art of Today project strives to present textile as a modern and dynamic discipline transcending the limits of the classical perception of textile art. Since the establishment of the event, an international jury awarded it the prestigious Božena Augustínová Grand Prix, the award named after the significant Czechoslovak artist. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until November 11, 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: 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: Gregory Porter; Starts: November 15, 19:00
CONCERT: Glenn Miller Orchestra; Starts: January 15, 19:00
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future; Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30
CONCERT: Alice Merton – Canadian-German singer and composer Alice Merton 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: Gregory Porter – American singer sensation and twice Grammy award winner Gregory Porter is coming to Slovakia as part of the City Sounds festival. He is one of the most deeply felt jazz singers and composers of his generation. He returns to the stage with his last studio album Nat King Cole&Me from 2017 which he recorded with a 70-member bowed orchestra. Starts: November 15, 19:00, ISTROPOLIS, Trnavské mýto 1, Bratislava. Admission: €35 - €65. More info: www.ticketportal.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.