Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 26 and November 4, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Ján Krošlák, Sme)

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Top 10
CONCERT: Bratislava Mozart Festival 2018; Starts: Oct 26, 28
SWAP: SWAP at Satori Stage; Starts: Oct 27, 13:00
SPORT: Račiansky cross AUTUMN 2018; Starts: Oct 28, 10:00
PARTY: Silent disco; Starts: Oct 29, 19:30
THEATRE: The Polish Dance Theatre: The harvest; Starts: Oct 30, 20:00
PARTY: Halloween in the Luna Bar; Starts: Oct 31, 20:00
PARTY: Refresher Halloween Party; Starts: Oct 31, 21:00
PARTY: Día de los Muertos; Starts: Oct 31, 21:00
PARTY: Biggest Halloween Party in Bratislava; Starts: Oct 31, 22:00
CONCERT: Tom Odell; Starts: Nov 4, 20:00

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

Bratislava Mozart Festival 2018

Primaciálny palác, Primaciálne nám., Old Town, Bratislava, Friday, Sunday, October 26, 28

The Bratislava Mozart Festival 2018 will this year present exceptional concerts in Bratislava. More info at: https://www.bratislavamozartfestival.sk/.

26.10. - Friday - 19:00 - Cathedral of St. Martin
Mozart: Requiem - opening concert
Soloists of the Salzburg Concert Society, Orchestra 1756, Chorus XVII, conductor: Marián Lejava

28.10. - Sunday - 19:00 - Mirror Hall of the Primaciálny palác
Musica Slovaca et Bohemica - exceptional concert # 100 years
Solamente naturali: artistic director - Miloš Valent, violin - Lotz Trio, Róbert Šebesta - clarinet, Marianna Gelenekyová - soprano

11.11 - Sunday - 19:00 - Mirror Hall of the Primaciálny palác
Mozart in Paris - final concert BAMF 2018
Georgia Browne (AU) - flute, Reinhild Waldek (AT) - harp
BAMF Orchestra - Art Direction: Martyna Pastuszka (PL) – violin

SWAP at Satori Stage

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova, Bratislava, Saturday, October 27, 13:00

And it's here! Our next SWAP at SATORI STAGE. SWAP will be on Saturday, October 27 from 13.00 to 18.00.

Come and revive your wardrobe and give a dress that you no longer wear to somebody else.

What is SWAP?
SWAP is a mutual exchange - clothing, experience, opinions.
SWAP is a place for anyone who wants to get rid of clothes
SWAP is an ecological solution for getting "new" things.
SWAP is a quick satisfactory way to revive the wardrobe.
SWAP is a social event with added entertainment.

How does it work?
SWAP is focused on changing clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. Bring fine clothing into common circulation and you can take away whatever you find that you need or are looking for. Admission: €5. More info at: www.facebook.com.

Račiansky cross AUTUMN 2018

Amfiteáter Rača, Knižkova dolina, Rača, Sunday, October 28, 10:00

Forest run through the Small Carpathian Mountains with two tracks with a length of 15 km and 9 km. Children's bees are also ready. Come for some exercise and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere. Admission: €7-€12. More info at: www.facebook.com.

Silent disco

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Old Town, Monday, October 29, 19:30

No amplifiers or speakers! Music will be transmitted exclusively via wireless headphones. Two DJs will play simultaneously on two different channels, which visitors can choose from, according to their own taste and mood. Let's dance. Admission is free. More info at: www.facebook.com.

The Polish Dance Theatre: The harvest

A4 - Zero Space, Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Tuesday, October 30, 20:00

The performance focuses on the exploration of the ceremonies and rituals associated with the harvest and cycles of agricultural labor, nature and human life. The basic story line of the performance is based on the return of the Odyssey according to Homer's epos, as well as the return of Odysseus by Stanisław Wyspiański. The artists of the Polish Dance Theater and their visiting host will explore variants of the story line - in motion and speech. Admission: €7-€10. More info at: https://www.a4.sk/en/program/2018-10-30-20-00

Halloween in the Luna Bar

Rajská 2, Bratislava, Wednesday, October 31, 20:00

Entertainment at the Luna Bar during Halloween evening will be unforgettable - traditional oldies not to be missed and the place will be decorated with blood and cobwebs. Arriving in masks will, as always, be rewarded. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/493369507710453.

Refresher Halloween Party

Atelier Babylon, Námestie SNP, Old Town, Bratislava, Wednesday, October 31, 21:00

Focus on hip-hop, rap and trap! The main program will be Pil C, followed by other interesting artists. You have not seen anything like this Halloween! Admission: €10 - €20.

Día de los Muertos

Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Wednesday, October 31, 21:00

A colorful Latin-American music festival celebrating the Mexican holiday of the dead. Bright flowers, ornate skulls, skeletons, and especially great music inherently belong to the glorious celebration of death. Dive into Mexican traditions and enjoy the great bands of Mezcla Orquesta and Mariachi Espuelas. DJs Danny Alvéz, Mario Lopez, Tropicalist and El Rey will make the best of the hot rhythms. The festival will be accompanied by delicious food, demonstrations of temperamental dances with La Marquesa, face painting and photo opportunities. You will not forget this evening! Admission: €12.

Biggest Halloween event in Bratislava

Unique, Staré Grunty, Karlova Ves, Bratislava, Wednesday, October 31, 22:00

The biggest Halloween event in Bratislava, this time in the style of the horror film, The Nun. This event is not recommended for those of a weaker disposition. You will be greeted by creepy staff, a real coffin for morbid selfies, a real vest, a welcome drink, a special guest from My Speech and other interesting surprises. Admission: €5 (pay at the event). More info: www.facebook.com.

Tom Odell

HANT aréna, Trnavská cesta 29, Sunday, November 4, 20:00

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. Admission: €29 - €59. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.sk

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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
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
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: Nightwish Decades; Starts: November 13
CONCERT: Gregory Porter; Starts: November 15, 19:00
CONCERT: Editors; Starts: November 26, 19:30
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
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
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: Editors – British band Editors returns to Slovakia after eight years with new songs and new energy. Starts: November 26, 19:30, Refinery Gallery, Bratislava. Admission: €39. More info: www.ticketportal.sk/Event/EDITORS?idp=168054.
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.
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti – Italian pop-rock star Eros Ramazzotti has announced his world tour and also a new studio album. Slovaks can also look forward to well-known songs such as Fuoco nel fuoco and Piu bella cosa, L’Aurora, Un‘ altra te, Dove c‘ é musica, Se bastasse una canzone. Starts: Oct 5, 2019, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €39-€79. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

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