Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 4 and January 13, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10

RUN: Run Devín-Kamzík-Biely Kríž; Starts: Jan 6, 9:00
EVENT: New year brunch on Riva; Starts: Jan 6, 10:00
CONCERT: Evening of Strauss Waltzes; Starts: Jan 6, 18:00
EVENT: Knitting nights; Starts: Jan 8, 17:30
EVENT: The language exchange event; Starts: Jan 9, 18:00
EVENT: The night of the best movies and ads; Starts: Jan 9, 20:00
DANCE: Tango for Beginners; Starts: Jan 10, 18:00
EVENT: Laughter Games; Starts: Jan 11, 18:00
EVENT: After-Christmas bazaar; Starts: Jan 12, 10:00
CONCERT: Glenn Miller Orchestra; Starts: January 15, 19:00

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

Run Devín - Kamzík - Biely Kríž

Devín Castle, Muránská, Devín, Sunday, January 6, 9:00

On the Epiphany of 2019, the 4th run from the car park under Devin Castle to Biely Kříž takes place. As a meeting of running enthusiasts, everyone starts at the same time, the trail is not marked, and each can go as far as they want. The full trail is 36 km, so only the most resilient can reach Biely Kríž. Admission: free. More info: https://goo.gl/j83MmA.

New year brunch on Riva

RIVA Bar & Bistro, Rázusovo nábrežie, Bratislava, Sunday, January 6, 10:00

Come to us after a long sleep on Sunday, January 6, with partners, friends, parents, children, dogs - anyone you like to spend time with. We will arrange tables full of traditional and less traditional breakfast variations from different parts of the world and you will choose and combine individual meals according to your taste and stomach capacity. Good coffee, tea, lemonade, prosecco (!) - everything you are used to at home and much more. Admission: €15.

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Evening of Strauss Waltzes

Moyzesova sieň SF, Vajanského nábrežie, Old Town, Sunday, January 6, 18:00

In Bratislava, a concert in the style of Vienna’s New Year tradition will take place after a long time. After successful Christmas concerts, the Hilaris Chamber Orchestra, led by Alan Vizvary, prepared the Three-Kings Concert, which will take place on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 6 pm at Moyzesová Sieň in Bratislava. The program of the concert, which has the subtitle "Evening of Strauss Waltzes", is formed by the waltzes and polkas of the Strauss dynasty. Admission: €15. More info: https://goo.gl/L5zGWg.

Knitting nights

Vajnorská 20, Bratislava, Tuesday, January 8, 17:30

Come and join us at our knitting nights! We will knit, talk, crochet, talk, show off our creations, and do more talking :). You can come with a project you are working on and if you are stuck on something, we will help you with your problem. Admission: free.

The language exchange event

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava, Wednesday, January 9, 18:00

It's finally happening! The unique language exchange event where locals meet foreigners, foreigners meet locals and both use the opportunity to improve their language skills in the most efficient way possible: by practicing with a native speaker. What else is amazing about it? Together we can make Bratislava a multinational city with no boundaries! Admission is free.

Night of the best movies and ads in 2018

Luna Bar, Rajská, Bratislava, Wednesday, January 9, 20:00

It is now clear that 2018 brought extraordinary works to the cinematic world, in television production and advertising. During our movie night we will introduce only the best of audiovisual art. It is remarkable how this kind of work is constantly evolving and looking for new ways to engage often distracted viewers. Do not spend time with the average. Only quality will be shown here. You will be accompanied by Peter Konečný, Editor-in-Chief of Kinema.sk. Admission: €4. More info: https://goo.gl/jv6N4s.

Tango for beginners

Kvet Života, Župné námestie 9, Bratislava, Thursday, January 10, 18:00

Tangoclub, a traditional school of tango argentino in Slovakia, invites you to a new elementary level course "Tango for beginners". Lessons take place every Thursday. We are looking forward to meeting you. Date: January 10 to March 21, 2019. Admission: €70. More info: https://goo.gl/dFJkqk.

Laughter games

Yoga House, Panenská, Bratislava, Friday, January 11, 18:00

At Laughter games and the Laughter yoga workshop we will rediscover our inner child’s playfulness and happiness in the current moment. We will release tension and stress and learn to apply the healing power of laughter in practice. Admission: €8. More info: https://goo.gl/6gKYne.

After-Christmas bazaar

Župné námestie 9, Bratislava, Saturday, January 12, 10:00

We invite you to join the After-Christmas bazaar of clothes and things. Everyone has things at home that they no longer need but can still serve others. Let's meet on this day, whether as a seller or a buyer.

- In room 1, there will be a free zone where you can bring or get free stuff.

- In room 2, there will be a zone where you can chose things that cost between 1 euro to 10 euros. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1, Tuesday, January 15, 19:00

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. Admission: €45-€59.

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, 18:00
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, as well as yoga exercises for stretching stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of body and mind. She also uses highly qualitative essential oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruit 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 at one of our sessions: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalsBratislava/videos/1604953649521444/ Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In these classes we will perform exercises that 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, 18:00, Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info: www.indianembassy.sk

Temporary exhibitions

SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Feb 17, 2019
DANUBIANA
Adam Szentpétery: Geo Codes; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13
Milan Lukáč: Paintings and Sculptures; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13
Peter Roller: Messages; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13
Karol Kállay: Unforgettables; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY:
Useful Photography. Photography in Contemporary Slovak Art – This exhibition will not present photography as a useful, fast recording medium, "a document of the period", or as an instrument of digital manipulation, but as a tool that is suitable for a wide range of use in contemporary art. In their response to the era of digital technology, artists use the photo medium much more freely but in a more sophisticated way. Appropriated documented reality is constructed, arranged, staged anew, but with the use of purely photographic methods and classical approaches. The collection will focus on events in the past 10 to 15 years, examples of artistic techniques and strategies within the wide spectrum of possibilities of this medium. It will also take into consideration a relatively new phenomenon - the impact of foreign training and long-term stays on the work of Slovak artists. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Feb 17, 2019. More info: www.sng.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA
Adam Szentpétery: Geo Codes - This individual exhibition of prominent Slovak artist Adam Szentpétery features a retrospective view of his painting career in the visual language of geometry. Line, colour and plane are the basic building blocks of his visual system. Over the course of four decades Szentpétery has created a monolithic painting program in the field of geometric abstraction which is the essence of mental contraction, rational practices and protestant economy of form. The exhibition presents basic themes and series of works, but without any linear sequence. On the contrary, they run parallel to each other or emerge in a later period in a transformed shape. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk.
Milan Lukáč: Paintings and Sculptures - Sculptor Milan Lukáč is one of the most well-known artists in Slovakia and his name resonates in a wider European context, particularly in France and Austria. Thanks to the universal language of his paintings and sculptures he can address a broad audience as his work conveys a convincing testimony of the state of the world in its endless forms and shapes. Sometimes it has an eminently intellectual and even philosophical charge with distinctive human overtones; at other times it interprets the fragility of interpersonal relations, but frequently it casts a lighter view of the endless realm of nature, its mysteries and its metamorphosis. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk.
Peter Roller: Messages - Peter Roller is an inventive Slovak sculptor who has mastered space, form and material itself. Since entering the art world in the 1970s, he has created a special associative and metaphoric language of sculpture. He equally enjoys working with stone, wood and metal. Light has played important role in his work from the very beginning. For Roller, the material shaping of sculptures and objects is a philosophical utterance whose outer expression is dependent on the inner construction. The light of the environment, which turns the sculpture’s surface into shadows, emphasizes and complements the quality of the form by its various intensity. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13, Vodné dielo Čunovo. More info: www.danubiana.sk.
Karol Kállay: Unforgettables - Karol Kállay entered the world of Slovak photography in his own way. In 1942, at the age of sixteen, he won his first award (gold medal for first place) for his photograph entitled Asfaltéri / Asphalters at a national competition. In 1950, he definitely decided to devote his life to photography, and he began to work as a freelance photographer and travel the world. In the mid-1950s he brought motion to fashion photography by taking models outside and away from photo studios and breathing life into his shots. His work was well received in Germany and France; he even received an offer for cooperation from Moscow. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until January 13, 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: Bratislava International Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Malý kostol, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
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 9:00 Hungarian, 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Malý kostol, 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: 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: Paul Kalkbrenner; Starts: Mar 7, 19:30
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
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.
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 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.
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: Paul Kalkbrenner - Paul Kalkbrenner is ranked among the best electronic musicians in the world. The DJ from Berlin caught the attention of Slovakia in 2012 and after seven years he is returning to Bratislava with new work. The best electronic concert of the year 2019 will be played at the Refinery Gallery and you must be there! Starts: Mar 7, 19:30, Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Bratislava. Admission: €39. 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 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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