Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 1 and February 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10

SPORT: Davis Cup Slovakia; Starts: Feb 1-2
EVENT: Celtic Imbolc at Bratislava castle; Starts: Feb 1, 17:30
EVENT: Psycho Games; Starts: Feb 1, 18:00
FILM: Queer Experimental Film Night; Starts: Feb 1, 19:30
EVENT: Barista 2019; Starts: Feb 2, 9:00
SPORT: Badminton tournament; Starts: Feb 2, 9:00
EVENT: Global Village; Starts: Feb 3, 14:00
FILM: Black books; Starts: Feb 4, 19:00
EVENT: Indonesian Aperitivo Night; Starts: Feb 5, 18:00
FILM: Japanese Film Festival; Starts: Feb 7-10

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

Davis Cup Slovakia - Canada

AXA Aréna NTC, Príkopova 6, Friday – Saturday, February 1-2

Come watch the Slovak tennis team, with captain Dominik Hrbatý, play their last qualifying match for the final tournament of the reformed Davis Cup. Will they beat Canada...or not? Admission: €25. More info: https://goo.gl/u33hT1

Celtic Imbolc at Bratislava castle

Bratislavský hrad, Bratislava, Friday, February 1, 17:30

Come see unusual night shows of the Kelti exhibition from Bratislava. During the "under darkness" tour we also get to look at the find of the antique building under the courtyard of the Bratislava Castle. Admission: €5. More info: goo.gl/ewWQTK.

Psycho Games

Kalab, Zámocká 5, Friday, February 1, 18:00

PsychoGAMES is a platform for teens and adults to play various social games in the form of experiential education. Two skilled facilitators from the project OTVORENÁ HRA lead the games. However, during these games you won’t just have fun, but you will also improve your skills. Each game is designed to target a certain aspect of behavior or communication. The games usually end with a review, which is used as a small reflection on the lessons learned. Admission: voluntary. More info: https://goo.gl/zVhf2t

Queer Experimental Film Night

Cinema Lumière, Špitálska 4, auditorium K2, Friday, February 1, 19:30

The Queer Experimental Film Night accompanies the Queer Stories exhibition at tranzit.sk. It will open with an introduction about Queer Cinema by Andrea B. Braidt, film scholar and vice-rector for art and research at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, followed by the screening of experimental short films Super-8 Girl Games (1985, Ursula Pürrer, Ashely Hans Scheirl), Summer of 95 (1995, Jewels Parker, Ashlex Hans Scheirl), Lezzieflick (2008, Nana Swiczinsky), Self-Portraits (2018, Sabine Schwaighofer), Eh Rachel (2018, Ana Hoffner), and Peacock Hole (2018, Katrina Daschner). The screening will be followed by a round table with the filmmakers and Andrea B. Braidt. More info: www.facebook.com.

Barista 2019

Fach, Ventúrska 10, Bratislava, Saturday, February 2, 9:00

The most exciting coffee event of the year is here! Another year of the national barista championship and coffee festival awaits us in Bratislava. During Saturday and Sunday, February 2 - 3, the best Slovak baristas will compete for the Boston and Berlin World Championships in the categories Barista, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits and Brewers Cup. Admission: €10. More info: goo.gl/1hDq9.

Badminton tournament

Sports Club Slavia Agrofert, Májová 21, Saturday, February 2, 9:00

Do you like badminton? What about fun competition? Come participate in a badminton tournament for a fun time for all. Admission: €12-€15. More info: https://goo.gl/rmvfvR.

Global Village

KC Dunaj~, Nedbalova, Sunday, February 3, 14:00

People from Africa, Asia and America are going to meet in Bratislava and... and no, that's not a joke! This is Global Village 2019. How did they got here and what are they doing here? Come to see and hear on February 3. Admission is free. More info: https://goo.gl/DL1ui9.

Satori Stage Cinema: Black books

Satori Stage, Mickiewiczova 9, Monday, February 4, 19:00

Come watch a marathon of the 2nd series of the British series with Dylan Moran in the lead role. The premiere will be in the original with subtitles. Admission: €2. More info: https://goo.gl/v1iw92.

Indonesian Aperitivo Night

Makan, Jozefská 19, Tuesday, February 5, 18:00

Cocktails and choice of fusion Indonesian cuisine. All you can eat! You just have to make a reservation and come. Admission: €10. More info: goo.gl/xGY9R9.

Japanese Film Festival

Cinema Lumière, Špitálska, Thursday – Sunday, February 7-10

The Embassy of Japan in the Slovak Republic is pleased to invite you to the Japanese Film Festival, organized as part of their activities and efforts aimed at deepening interest in Japan and understanding its culture. Admission: free. More info: http://bit.ly/2CKEE3g.

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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, 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
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.
Franz Grabmayr: Paintings; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until March 10. Closed on Mondays

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 EXHIBITIONS IN DANUBIANA:
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: www.danubiana.sk.
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: www.danubiana.sk.
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: www.danubiana.sk.
Franz Grabmayr: Paintings - Franz Grabmayr, a key Post-Abstract painter and representative of the European art scene, resisted the influence of fashionable trends in order to pursue his own path. Nature became an inexhaustible source of inspiration for his work; he perceived abstractness in the context of nature. A book, entitled In the Shadow of Nature, most faithfully translates the character of his work and classifies it within the ambit of Abstract Expressionism. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. 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: Cirque du Soleil TORUK; Starts: February 28 – March 3
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: 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: Cirque du Soleil TORUK - The Cirque du Soleil is bringing its critically acclaimed show "Toruk" to the Ondrej Nepela Winter stadium for a total of seven shows. "Toruk - The First Flight" is a masterpiece inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, and will be the seventh Cirque du Soleil production at the arena. EVENT: Cirque du Soleil TORUK; Starts: February 28 – March 3, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava. Admission: €59-€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: 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: https://listocheck.sk/en/detail/alice-cooper
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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