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EVENT: St. Valentine's language festival; Starts: Feb 16, 10:00
EVENT: Swap + Dance; Starts: Feb 16, 10:00
TOUR: Visit of the oldest luxury hotel Carlton and Bratislava castle; Starts: Feb 16, 13:00
EVENT: Vegan Dinner; Starts: Feb 16, 16:30
DANCE: Rock & Swing Ball; Starts: Feb 16, 18:30
CONCERT: ZAZ; Starts: Feb 16, 19:00
FOOD: Street Food Park vol. 27; Starts: Feb 19-22
CONCERT: Tommy Cash; Starts: Feb 20, 20:00
OPERA: Tosca; Starts: Feb 21, 19:00
CONCERT: Nicki Minaj & Future; Starts: February 22, 2019, 19:30
Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers
Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions
Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)
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: https://goo.gl/XxqSTm.
Tanečné štúdio EtnoDance, Haanova, Bratislava, Saturday, February 16, 10:00
Do you love fashion and dance? Come discover the wonder of the Orient, learn new moves, or enrich your wardrobe with new things. There will be also ethno and bohemian pieces. Examine your wardrobe and bring your forgotten treasures. At Swap in EtnoDance, use energy at the dance workshops, and at the same time unload your super clothes without having to waste our beautiful planet. Admission: €4. More info: https://goo.gl/APfyMF.
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: facebook.com.
Progressbar cowork & hackerspace, Dunajská, Bratislava, Saturday, February 16, 16:30
The Slovak Vegan Society, in cooperation with Progressbar, invites you to the vegan evening in February. Everyone who wants to inspire new flavors and share their favorite vegan recipes with others is welcome. Everyone will bring some VEGAN food, we will lay it on all one table, and everyone can taste what they want and how much they want, and get to know new like-minded people. Admission: free. More info: https://goo.gl/7KbHg8.
DANCEHAUS, Stromová, Bratislava, Saturday, February 16, 18:30
The third year of a joint ball of swing and rock n’ roll dancers. Good music - Rock and Roll, Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, Charleston, but also Latino, Polka, Waltz, Disco... Great dance floor, show program, tasty dinner, pleasant service in the cafe. Admission: €40. More info: https://goo.gl/PLTozm.
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: www.ticketportal.sk.
Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22
Join us for yummy street food, drinks and good vibes in the Old market hall. Admission is free.
Majestic Music Club, Karpatská, Bratislava, Wednesday, February 20, 20:00
TOMMY CASH, the globally renowned conceptual artist and musician, will play in Bratislava on February 20-th 2019 at the Majestic Music Club.
Tommy Cash releases the visual for his brand new track ‘X-RAY’, the next in a long line of creatively ambitious projects that sees Tommy pushing himself above his peers once again. The track is taken from his upcoming and long-awaited record ‘Y€$’, out November 30th. ‘X-Ray’, produced by PC Music collaborator Danny L Harle, brings you Tommy at his most high tempo and frenetic. With Danny L Harle pulling in 90s trance and rave influences the track is on one side Tommy at his most full on and vibrant and at the same time full of pop hooks and touches. The accompanying video, co-directed by Tommy and Anna-Lisa Himma and styled by Himma, welcomes you into another new world.
‘Y€$’, out November 30th, features an eclectic collection of production credits from genre pushing artists including Boys Noize, Amnesia Scanner, A. G. Cook and Danny L Harle, as well as guest appearances from some incredible and unexpected names creating a unique musical landscape that Tommy traverses and ties together in his own perfect way.
Over the past twelve months Tommy’s cult following has grown at a rapid rate; he’s graced the cover of French style-bible Antidote and finished #8 in Dazed Magazine’s infamous ‘Dazed 100’ list, he’s also opened for Rick Owens’ SS19 show and performed with Charli XCX on her ‘Pop 2’ tour.
Admission: €21.90. More info: http://bit.ly/2BjUgdO.
Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Thursday, February 21, 19:00
Giacomo Puccini depicts a world of violence, hatred and selfish passions, as well as that of love “till death do us part” with extraordinary dramaturgical sophistication. His is not a world of high politics or romantic ideals of the liberation of man. His is instead the world of psychological detail, complex relationships between grand and minor human stories. In Tosca, adverse circumstances deliver the diva Floria Tosca into the hands of a sadistic secret police chief, the Baron Scarpia. In return for freeing of her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, Scarpia demands the utmost price – Tosca’s honour. Puccini depicts the tense dramatic conflict through the most captivating musical language. For over a century its emotionality and melodic beauty has been conquering the hearts of audiences worldwide. The piece has lost none of its currency; it remains exciting and provoking to both sides of the theatre – the stage and auditorium enticing them to ever new encounters.
Running time: 2 hrs with one interval. Admission: €10 - €30. More info: http://bit.ly/2GXTjx3.
Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava, Friday, February 22, 19:30
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. Admission: €69-€109. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
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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: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00, 18:00, Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info: www.indianembassy.sk
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
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
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: Sting; Starts: Jun 30, 20:00
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: 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: Sting - Sting: My Songs will be a rollicking, dynamic show focusing on the most beloved songs written by Sting and spanning the 16-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist. Fans can expect to hear “Englishman In New York,” “Fields Of Gold,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle” and many more, with Sting accompanied by an electric rock ensemble. Starts: Jun 30, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Arena, Odbojárov 9, Bratislava. Admission: €64. More info: https://www.ticketportal.sk/event/STING-MY-SONGS?idp=600708.
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.