Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between February 8 and February 17, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Hotel CarltonHotel Carlton (Source: Marko Erd, Sme)

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Top 10
FILM: Japanese Film Festival; Starts: Feb 7-10
EVENT: Wedding Fair; Starts: Feb 8-9
THEATRE: Beyond Sin/The Brothers Karamazov; Starts: Feb 8, 19:00
EVENT: Interbeauty 2019; Starts: Feb 8-9
PARTY: Oldies party; Starts: Feb 9, 21:00
CONCERT: Steven Wilson: To the Bone Tour 2019; Starts: February 10, 20:00
CONCERT: Queenie - the Queen of Queen; Starts: Feb 14, 19:00
EVENT: St. Valentine's language festival; Starts: Feb 16, 10:00
CONCERT: ZAZ; Starts: Feb 16, 19:00
TOUR: Visit of the oldest luxury hotel Carlton and Bratislava castle; Starts: Feb 16, 13:00

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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)

TOP 10

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:

Wedding fair

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Petržalka, Friday-Saturday, February 8-9

The wedding fair has become a traditional event of wedding preparations not only for future brides and grooms, but also for wedding moms and family members who are involved in the organization of a wedding. The aim of the trade fair is to present an active presentation of companies engaged in the wedding industry, to introduce new fashion trends of wedding dresses, men's fashion, and accessories and the exchange of knowledge and experience. The largest Wedding Fair, of course, includes a rich program during the fair and competitions with prizes. The Wedding Fair at Incheba Expo in Bratislava launches a string of Wedding Fairs throughout Slovakia. Admission: €7. More info at

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Beyond Sin/The Brothers Karamazov

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Friday, February 8, 19:00

Captivating choreography enhanced by three music giants – Wagner, Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov, an impressive set design and breathtaking dance performances. That is the first staging of the oeuvre by the globally acclaimed Eifman Ballet from St Petersburg in Slovakia. The production Beyond Sin / The Brothers Karamazov is a dance equivalent to the Dostoevsky masterpiece about destructive passions and eternal struggle between God and the devil. In the spirit of choreographic prodigy Boris Eifman, members of the audience have the opportunity to look forward to a moving, powerful piece that offers a deep immersion into the souls and emotional upheavals of the characters.

Running time: 2 hours (1 interval). Admission: €10 - €25. More info:

Interbeauty 2019

EXPO-Aréna, Incheba Expo Bratislava, Viedenská cesta 3409, Petržalka, Friday-Saturday, February 8-9

The 36th International Fair of Cosmetics provides an overview of beauty products and services available on the Slovak market with top experts, competitions and exhibitions for the general public. Come try and to take home the hottest cosmetic treats, or be inspired to care for and adjust your appearance.

Admission: €5-€7. More info:

Oldies party - Disco fever!

La Bomba, Prievozská 18, Bratislava, Saturday, February 9, 21:00

Dance night in the oldies style. Come and enjoy the songs of your childhood, or the childhood of your parents. Admission: €5. More info:

Steven Wilson: To the Bone Tour 2019

Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Bratislava, Sunday, February 10, 20:00

Steven Wilson, composer, musician, producer and leading personality of contemporary progressive rock, will perform for the first time in Slovakia. 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. Admission: €39.5 - €50.5. More info:

Queenie - the Queen of Queen

Atelier Babylon, Námestie SNP, Old Town, Thursday, February 14, 19:00

February 14th Babylon World QUEEN Tribute Band plays in Bratislava to play hits of the English band QUEEN like We Are The Champions, I Want It All, We Will Rock You and others. Authentic musical as well as visual design replicates the experience of Queen performing around the world. Do not hesitate and enjoy "Freddie" once again! The Queenie band comes from Prague and is one of the most respected Queen tribute bands in the world. Admission: €18-€35. More info:

St. Valentine's language festival

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Saturday, February 16, 10:00

All lovers of language and good food are invited to the 6th Language Festival in the Old Marketplace. You will find us on the first floor. At the festival you have the opportunity to visit these language schools:

The Bridge - English Language

Jolly Phonics - English Language for Children

AIC: Asian Information Center - Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Thai,

Bilge Satir - Turkish language

I Can - Russian language, Slovak language

AISEC - the possibility of improving in a foreign language in the comfort of your living room

In addition to these languages, you can also try Serbian. Admission is free. More info:

ZAZ concert

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Petržalka, Saturday, February 16, 19:00

A natural and unforgettable artist, whose charism the Slovak audience already knows, is preparing a new album for this autumn and soon after it a tour that will not miss Bratislava. A modern Edith Piaf will introduce her novelties at the Incheba Expo Arena. ZAZ has fascinated the world with songs blending the traditions of gypsy jazz, French chanson, melodic pop, swing with Latin flavor and flamenco. Admission: €39-€55. More info:

Visit the oldest luxury hotel Carlton and Bratislava castle

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava, Hviezdoslavovo square, Bratislava, Saturday, February 16, 13:00

Special guided tour in English

1. Explore the hidden beauty of the oldest luxury hotel Carlton in Bratislava

2. Visit Bratislava castle and find out more about its interesting history

Minimum capacity of group: 10 people. Registration until February 11, 2019. 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.
Franz Grabmayr: Paintings; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until March 10. 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:
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:

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: 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: 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: 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:
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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