Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 18 and January 27, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
CONCERT: Jethro Tull; Starts: Jan 18, 19:00
EVENT: Disney On Ice; Starts: Jan 19, 20
EVENT: Kino Fest Anča: Best animated movies 2018; Starts: Jan 20, 16:00
FILM: CinemAfrica: Wùlu; Starts: Jan 23, 20:00
EVENT: Danubius Gastro trade show; Starts: Jan 24-26
EVENT: Missing Maps mapathon; Starts: Jan 24, 17:00
STAND-UP: Hungry Hungry Dragon; Starts: Jan 24, 20:30
EVENT: Beer tasting & Beer scene in Slovakia; Starts: Jan 25, 19:00
YOGA: Mana stay yoga festival; Starts: Jan 26, 10:30
EVENT: SWAP clothes; Starts: Jan 27, 13:00

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

Jethro Tull

HANT Aréna, Trnavská cesta, Nové Mesto, Friday, January 18, 19:00

Even if their long career stalled at the start of the ‘70s, Jethro Tull would still go down in rock history for one crucial thing: they proved that the flute could be a killer rock ‘n’ roll instrument. Frontman Ian Anderson has wielded the instrument – a favorite among middle-school-band girls and wandering minstrels for almost a thousand years – like a madman onstage, aggressively blowing solos usually reserved for guitars or saxophones. But paired with the band’s era-spanning brand of prog-folk music – expertly displayed on 1971’s breakthrough ‘Aqualung’ album – the flute has become a weapon of mass destruction in Anderson’s hands. Despite the many lineup changes the band has gone through over the years, Jethro Tull’s records have rarely diverted from their ambitious paths. The group infamously won the first-ever Hard Rock/Metal Grammy in 1989, which isn’t as farfetched as detractors claim. Admission: €45 - €55. More info:

Disney On Ice

Ondrej Nepela's Winter Arena, Odbojárov, Nové Mesto, Saturday and Sunday, January 19, 20, 10:00 & 14:00

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will take you to a magical fairy-tale world at the spectacular Disney On Ice Ice Show: Reach For The Stars. Discover the magical world of the Frozen Kingdom with Anna, Elsa and the merry little snowman Olaf and sing legendary songs like "Let It Go" and "Summer" with them. Get a deep-water laugh with Ariel at the sound of Sebastian's crab band, find yourself with Rapunzel and Flynn in a bandit chorus escort from the Ugly Duck Inn, and last but not least, experience "Tale as Old as Time" - the immortal classic of Beauty and the Beast in this dazzling ice show! Admission: €15-€39. More info:

Kino Fest Anča: best animated movies 2018, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Sunday, January 20, 16:00

The best animated movies of 2018 is a collection of the best contemporary short films for children that you will never see anywhere else. The organizers of Kino Fest Anča have prepared a group of films to bring unforgettable visual and storytelling experiences from the world of animation. The selection of images from all over the world is a representative selection of fun, educational, unique authoring approaches, imaginative art stylizations, and original techniques that make it possible for one original animated film to offer an experience to children. Admission: €5. More info:

CinemAfrica: Wùlu

Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Wednesday, January 23, 20:00

After an attempt to get his sister out of prostitution by working as a driver fails, 20-year-old Ladji, enters the drug trafficking business, in Wulu, to make enough money to achieve his goal. He encounters a new world, that he had never imagined, of women and money. However, he also finds himself in a dangerous world when he is embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Wulu is the feature film directing debut by French-Malian filmmaker Daouda Coulibaly. The film has been described by critics as “a cinematic stunner with strong political commentary about Mali”. The Hollywood Reporter reports that “the film’s foretold but very understated ending, which keeps a key moment offscreen to devastating effect, again confirms that Coulibaly is a talent to watch”. The film received nominations at the Hamburg Film Festival, London Film Festival and Miami Film Festival.

Admission: voluntary fee. More info:

Danubius Gastro trade show

INCHEBA EXPO-Aréna, Viedenská cesta, Petržalka, Thursday – Saturday, January 24-26

Danubius Gastro presents a comprehensive offer for the gastronomy and hotel industry from professional tools, furniture, food, and beverages to packaging materials, stores and advertising. Collective exhibitors from abroad offer a tasting of national culinary and beverages specialties. Danubius Gastro is a holiday for anyone with a professional or lay interest in the presented areas. Admission: €5-€7. More info:

Missing Maps mapathon

Bratislava, Thursday, January 24, 17:00

Missing Maps mapathon is a meeting of volunteers who vectorize mapping for the needs of the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in those countries where maps are missing. They use open source tools in the OpenStreetMap online environment. The event takes place in the form of a workshop so that novices can also learn how to map. Admission: €3. More info:

Hungry Hungry Dragon

Satori Stage, Mickewiczova, Thursday, January 24, 20:30

A citizen of the world that appeals to an international minded crowd, Dragos is a Romanian standup comedian who started his comedy journey in Singapore, one of the most vibrant standup scenes in Asia.

Having done shows in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Estonia, Spain, England, Czech Republic, and Romania, he is now coming to Bratislva to perform his solo show.

With a very unique style of comedy that can be described as Dark BUT Cute, he recounts his experience travelling all over Asia and Europe.

Hungry Hungry Dragon is a one hour show that documents Dragos's path through the world:

- from roaming around Romania

- meeting men in Manchester

- journeying through Japan

- tindering in Thailand

- changing his name to Rajesh in Singapore

- becoming Dimitry in Estonia and

- trying *unsuccessfully* to get into clubs in Berlin (for real tho ).

More info: Admission: €10-€13.

Beer tasting & Beer scene in Slovakia

Kláštorný Pivovar, Námestie SNP, Bratislava, Friday, January 25, 19:00

An enjoyable evening out for beer lovers or for those who would like to explore the tastes of Slovak beer.


1. Brewery tour and tasting in English to see the art of making craft beer at a monastic brewery

2. Introduction to beer judging

3.Do you want to know more about Beer scene in Slovakia?

4.Special guest Imrich Nogell, a certified Slovak beer judge, will introduce you to the beer scene in Slovakia

5.Little surprise given at the end of the tour

6. Pub quiz and prizes to be won

All will be held in English.


Please note, minimum of 10 attendees required for this event. Registration until 17th of January 2019. Admission: €15. For more information visit

Mana stay yoga festival

Ventúrska 10, Bratislava, Saturday, January 26, 10:30

It sounds like a cliché, but yoga is really for everyone. Some seek perfect positions, a flexible spine or a solid body. For another, it’s a quiet breath, calm mind and relaxing on a soft mat. When it's cold outside, we want to have the heat on inside. We decided to organize the winter version of our festival to warm our hearts. Admission: €15-€30. More info:

SWAP clothes

KC Dunaj~, Nedbalova, Bratislava, Sunday, January 27, 13:00

We have prepared another SWAP for you in KC Dunaj. We will swap clothes on Sunday, January 27, from 1 PM to 6 PM. Come, bring your beautiful clothes (which you do not wear and just take up room in your closet) and take away the pieces you like.

Maybe you cleaned up your wardrobe during the Christmas holidays and you've found pieces at home that would suit SWAP. If so, get them and you can find the right pieces that are missing in your wardrobe. Admission to SWAP is 5 EUR. More info:

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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, 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:
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via 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: 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:
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: For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00, Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info:

Temporary exhibitions

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

Marek Ormandík; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until March 10. Closed on Mondays.
Vladimír Komárek: Touches of Silence; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until March 10. Closed on Mondays.
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until April 14. Closed on Mondays.

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:

Marek Ormandík - Marek gets in his car or on his bicycle and transports himself to his studio. From Bratislava’s wider downtown to the outskirts of a nearby town where his atelier sits, on the edge of the forest, at the end of a road. This journey is a moment of initiation, a psychological method, a purgation by which Marek rids himself of existential concerns, clears his mind and begins a transformation from a mere mortal into an Artist (Marek Maker). The further he is from home, the more his superpowers seethe inside him. By entering his studio, the transformation is complete. His studio is a black box – in the cybernetic sense of the term. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Vladimír Komárek: Touches of Silence - Czech painter, graphic artist, illustrator and teacher, and a prominent figure of Czech visual art of the 20th century. The compelling nature of his paintings, prints and illustrations won not only interest by also the hearts of many people. The same applies to his storytelling, humour and humanity. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations - Martina Matlovičová was born on Christmas Eve in 1975 in Bratislava and studied at the Academy of Performing Arts. She has won the following awards: The Most Beautiful Books of Slovakia (2001), the Golden Apple at the BIB 2009 (Bratislava, Tracyho tiger a Drevený tato / Tracy’s Tiger and the Wooden Dad), the Golden Ribbon 2010 (Prague, A pak se to stalo / And Then It happened; Chrochtík a Kvikalka na cestě za blýskavým prasátkem / Chrochtík and Kvikalka on the Road to a Shiny Piglet). Her illustrations are exhibited at home and abroad. Vladimír Král was born in 1974 in Bratislava. From 1994 to 1999 he studied at the Animation Department of the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since then he has worked as an illustrator, stage designer, director of animated TV spots and most recently as a painter. He was involved in creating puppet theater stage designs and spatial solutions at BIBIANA, the International House of Art for Children in Bratislava in the following puppet theater productions: Betlehémske rozprávky (Fairy Tales of Bethlehem, 1998) and Veľký primáš Baro (The Great First Violin, Baro, 2002). Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:

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: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
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:
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:
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:
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:

CONCERT: Alice Cooper - The biggest horror show in rock music comes to Slovakia! Legendary Alice Cooper will perform next year with an exclusive concert. King of the horror shows and the shock-rock godfather will come out with a new show Ol Black Eyes is Back, Tour 2019. Starts: Sep 15, 20:00, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava. Admission: €45-€666. More info:
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:

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