Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 28 and October 7, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Jozef Jakubčo, Sme)

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Top 10
YOGA: Yoga Festival in Bratislava; Starts: Sep 28-30
EVENT: European Researchers’ Night; Starts: Sep 28
OPERA: Slovak-Italian Opera Gala; Starts: Sep 29, 19:00
EVENT: Burger Festival; Starts: Sep 28-30
EVENT: White Night Bratislava 2018; Starts: Sep 29
SPORT: From Vienna to Bratislava in sea kayaks; Starts: Sep 30
CONCERT: Rodriguez; Starts: Sep 30, 19:00
EVENT: Bratislava English Comedy Night; Starts: Oct 2, 19:30
DANCE: Big Dance Night; Starts: Oct 5, 19:30
EVENT: Exhibition of speed trains and locomotives; Starts: Oct 6, 10:00

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

Yoga festival in Bratislava

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30

A three-day international Yoga festival is taking place in Bratislava. On 4 stages, 16 yogis and instructors from Canada to Thailand will teach and share their knowledge of Yoga, massage, tantra, and Indian philosophy.

You can enjoy the teachings of the world-famous Troy Hadeed, Chris Magee, Blair Lindsay Houghton, Bjørn Omholt Jakobsen and others. Admission: €59/ one day, €108/ two days, €149/three days. For more information visit www.ultimatefreedom.sk.

European Researchers’ Night

Various venues, Bratislava, Friday, September 28

On Friday at 9 AM – 11 PM at Old Market Hall, Slovak National Museum, Lab.cafe, V-Club, Kunsthalle, Slovak Design Centre.

We would like to invite you to see the innovations of Slovak and world science. Come to the 12th year of the biggest science festival, European Researchers’ Night. The theme for 2018 will be the motto “Researchers in us”. After all, at least once in their lifetime, everyone has tried to be a researcher, whether during experiments at school or in a garage. For some of us the passion for science has also become our profession.

The main aim of this festival is, above all, to familiarize the general public with science and research. The program activities are designed to bring research out of the laboratory and into the city centres, shopping malls, cafés, clubs and museums. The public can try out the latest technologies and instruments under the guidance of scientists, participate in experiments, competitions and quizzes, watch demonstrations and simulations, exchange ideas and party with the researchers. For more information visit www.nocvyskumnikov.sk.

Slovak-Italian opera gala

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Saturday, September 29, 19:00

Concert by Slovak and Italian operatic soloists, held under the patronage of Peter Dvorský.

The Slovak-Italian opera gala will bring together, on 29th September in the SND new building, the leading Slovak and Italian operatic soloists to be conducted by the Italian conductor Maria Isabella Ambrosini. The event, held under the patronage of Peter Dvorský will largely consist of popular oeuvres of Italian operatic opuses. The event also features the SND Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Conductor: Maria Isabella Ambrosini
Cast: Federica Balucani, Emilia Diako, Erica Realino, Daniel Čapkovič, Miroslav Dvorský, Tomáš Juhás, Štefan Kocán
Also featuring: the SND Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Admission: €5-€20. For more information and tickets visit http://bit.ly/GalaItalia.

Burger Festival

Eurovea, Pribinova, Bratislava, Friday – Sunday, September 28-30

In the Slovak metropolis, in cooperation with the Eurovee business center, we have organised three days of burger madness! You can enjoy the wares of more than 30 burger and gastro specialists. Of course, good food also needs good drink, and so there will be a beer stage too, and also a shiny variety of American drinks! Vegetarians, we have thought of you too! The door is also open to lovers of coffee and sweet goodies. More info: https://goo.gl/7uFqm3.

White night Bratislava 2018

Bratislava, Saturday, September 29

International contemporary art festival. We would like to invite you to the 4th Biela noc in Bratislava! The biggest international festival of contemporary art in Slovakia has become the most important cultural event of Bratislava so do not hesitate to visit this event. More info: https://goo.gl/JUsMiJ

From Vienna to Bratislava in sea kayaks

Botanická 7, Karlova Ves, Sunday, September 30

Did you know that the Danube Channel which flows through the center of Vienna, can also be navigated by sea kayak? We will start at the very beginning of the channel, pass through Vienna and continue along the main Danube River through NP Donau Auen to the Bratislava docks. Beginners must have at least one kayak lesson before starting the trip between the capitals. Price: €49. More info: https://goo.gl/aymp56.

Legendary Rodriguez in the Market Hall

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, September 30, 19:00

The story of Sixto Rodriguez is one of the most powerful in the history of music. While his songs have been copied in their millions, have inspired apartheid warriors and legends have been spread about him, he worked at home on construction sites. The best of hippies from the end of the hippie era has finally earned recognition thanks to the Oscar documentary Searching for the Sugar Man. His links with Pohoda are also strong. It took us six years to drag him to the festival, and when he came he did not want to leave. Eventually he became known for being the last foreign performer to leave our grounds. He spoke between two almost sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall and said he would like to return to Slovakia as soon as possible. Admission: €39. More info: goo.gl/TgRjms.

Bratislava English Comedy Night

Dungeon Pub, Štefánikova, Bratislava, Tuesday, October 2, 19:30

Come and join this fun-filled event. One of the fastest rising Comedians in Europe, Jack Holmes, will come to Bratislava to entertain you. So, don’t hesitate and come and enjoy. Admission: €8 with reservation, €10 on the door.
More info: https://goo.gl/NoaVCu.

Big dance night

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Friday, October 5, 19:30

Two orchestras, one big dance floor and crowds of people dressed in the styles of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. These are the characteristic features of the Big Dance Evening which has found fans throughout Bratislava. Admission: €21-€39. More info: https://goo.gl/CtDcbc.

Exhibition of speed trains and locomotives

Tupého 4, Bratislava, Saturday, October 6, 10:00

A unique exhibition of speed trains and locomotives. Bring your kids, family, friends and enjoy the day! More info: https://goo.gl/gWQ5DF

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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
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
Eagles & Doves; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until October 28
DANUBIANA
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
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

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: Steven Wilson: To the Bone Tour 2019; Starts: February 10, 20:00
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future; Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30
EVENT: Lord of the Dance; Starts: Mar 1, 20:00
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.
CONCERT: Steven Wilson: To the Bone Tour 2019 - Steven Wilson, composer, musician, producer and leading personality of contemporary progressive rock, will perform for the first time in Slovakia. His successful show, To the Bone enriched by Porcupine Tree, will be presented on February 10, 2019 in the Bratislava refinery gallery. Steven Wilson has published more than fifty albums over his thirty-year career. The current, To the Bone, is his most successful record. After being released in August last year, he reached third place in the UK Album Chart, 2nd in Germany, and even in August 2017 his was among the 10 best-selling albums in Europe. To the great pleasure of intelligent progressive rock fans, Steven Wilson continues his successful worldwide tour To the Bone in 2019. Starts: February 10, 20:00, Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Bratislava. Admission: €39.5 - €50.5. More info: https://listocheck.sk/en/detail/steven-wilson.
EVENT: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games – The Famous Lord of the Dance returns to Slovakia to perform in front of our public. Their last visit in 2017 was rewarded with record audiences. A brand new dancing performance, great visual technology, sound, beautiful costumes, new music by composer Gerard Fahy and 40 talented young artists from around the world are the core of Dangerous Games. Starts: Mar 1, 20:00, Viedenská cesta 3-9, Incheba arena. Admission: €23-€78. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

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