Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 29 and April 7, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

(Source: Marko Erd, Sme)

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Top 10
EVENT: Startup Weekend Bratislava; Starts: Mar 29-31
EVENT: Anime Show & Game Expo 2019; Starts: Mar 29-31
EVENT: Shsssh It’ll Be OK! Starts: Mar 30, 19:00
PARTY: Blackout Slovakia; Starts: Mar 30, 20:00
SPORT: Opening of the 2019 running season; Starts: Mar 31, 8:00
FOOD: The Spring Vegan Feast; Starts: Mar 31, 10:00
STAND-UP: Unhinged Comedy; Starts: Apr 1, 19:30
EVENT: Whiskey Fest; Starts: Apr 4-5
MUSIC: Fats Jazz Band Goes Classical; Starts: Apr 6, 19:00
SPORT: 14th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon; Starts: Apr 6-7

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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

Startup Weekend Bratislava

Impact Hub Bratislava, Hviezdoslavovo square 20, Bratislava, Friday-Sunday, March 29-31

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, and business enthusiasts come together to form teams, validate their ideas, build prototypes, and launch startups, all in one weekend. You will get a chance to try out your ideas, meet people from the startup world, and gain new skills and contacts.

A ticket includes seven nutritious meals and yummy snacks; Startup Weekend Bratislava T-shirt; access to great tools for your startup; advice and feedback from experienced mentors; a global network of entrepreneurs; a gift bag full of items from our partners. Admission: €30. More info:

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Anime Show & Game Expo 2019

Dom kultúry Ružinov, Ružinovská street, Ružinov, Friday-Sunday, March 29-31

The festival is dedicated to Anime, Comics, Japanese Culture, Scifi, Fantasy and KPOP. Part of the festival is a wide range of lectures, workshops, competitions and screenings of the latest films. The exhibition is dedicated to computer games, video games, social and card games, retro games and technology. The competition features games competitions, developers, demonstrations of novelties and home gaming. Admission: €18.90. More info:

Shsssh It’ll Be OK!

Štúdio 12, Jakubovo námestie 12, Staré Mesto, Saturday, March 30, 19:00

Shssssh... It’ll Be OK is a multisensory performance designed for Studio 12, Bratislava. A participant is offered freedom of movement, for example they choose their own starting point for the environment exploration. The smells, visual and haptic sensations, sounds, voice, movement, and the overall atmosphere of the space are mixed to suit the variable needs of the collective recreation. Is it possible to transfer the ASMR principles to a theatre venue? Where are the boundaries between passive reception and active perception, spontaneous interactivity and choreography for the mirror neurons? How does slime relate to photosynthesis, tapping fingernails, lava, skin, and weeping willows? Admission: €5. More info:

Blackout Slovakia

Refinery gallery, Slovnaftská, Bratislava, Saturday, March 30, 20:00

Come to enjoy one of the greatest DnB parties here in Slovakia. You will hear many Slovak and also foreign DJs and you will also be able to hear music by the winners of our DJ contest. Do not hesitate, come to live this party even on your own. Admission: €20. More info:

Opening of the 2019 running season

Železná studnička, Nové Mesto, Sunday, March 31, 20:00

This year we start our running series with the traditional and popular Opening of the Running Season event. You can test your winter preparation on a 5 or 10 kilometer route, and there will also be free children's categories. Admission: €9-€12. More info:

The Spring Vegan Feast

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, March 31, 10:00

The Spring Vegan Festival brings together the best of sustainable and mindful cuisine! Enjoy a wide range of restaurants, shops and manufacturers offering the finest foods of purely plant origins, cosmetics and drugstore products untested on animals, as well as alternatives to leather products. Do not miss getting information from nonprofit organizations, trying a virtual reality experience or buying benefit t-shirts. Entrance to the event is traditionally free, but we recommend you come hungry! More info:

Live English Stand-Up: Unhinged Comedy

Dungeon Pub, Štefánikova, Bratislava, Monday, April 1, 19:30

Do you want to enjoy perfect stand-up right from Ireland? Then you have to join this event full of good jokes in the English language. Connor McDonough-Flynn and Kevin O'Sullivan are on a European tour with their performance. Admission: €8. Reservation: or 0903 412 248

Whiskey Fest Bratislava 2019

Panská 261/19, Bratislava, Thursday-Friday, April 4-5

Welcome to the 5th annual Whisky Fest Bratislava! As always, you will have the chance to taste the best of whiskey and bourbon (including some rare ones that are not yet available on the Czech or Slovak market!) in the beautiful surroundings of the Palffy Palace. Admission: €20. More info:

Fats Jazz Band Goes Classical

Slovak Radio, Mýtna, Old Town, Bratislava, Saturday, April 6, 19:00

Fats Jazz Band, a stylish swing orchestra, starts its tour of Slovakia this year. During​ the year, more than 13 concerts will take place as part of the “Don't be afraid of jazz” project. The first concert of the new Bratislava Crossover Festival blends the world of old jazz with the repertoire and phenomena of classical music. Fats Jazz Band presents a program with a large whistle organ from the repertoire of the first jazz organist Fatsa Waller, enriched with unique period swing arrangements of classical music. With Ladislav Fančovič as bandleader, pianist and organist. Admission: €10. More info:

14th ČSOB Bratislava Marathon

Krajinská 37, Bratislava, Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7

Take part in the 14th ČSOB marathon, once again with a very rich programme such as the children's run, common warm-up, music program and much more. All these and much more are waiting for you if you participate in​ this beautiful event full of sport in a pleasant atmosphere. Admission: €2-€100. 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

Oto Bachorík: Monuments; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until April 22. Closed on Mondays.
EL LISSITZKY & ER SIKORA; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. Closed on Mondays.
Martina Matlovičová, Vladimír Král: Illustrations; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until April 14. Closed on Mondays.
From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890

Oto Bachorík: Monuments - Oto Bachorík is one of the most famous artists of the middle generation. A sculptor with a unique sense for matter, he can bring stone, metal and wood to life and approach each of these materials with respect as well as the determination of a conqueror. In his monuments, as well as in his chamber sculptures, he combines various structures, alternating shiny smooth surfaces with rough and grainy ones, and large robust forms with fine elaborated details. He subdues light and masters time, space and matter. From the very beginning, his sculptures have resonated a tantalizing contrast of the expressive and the lyrical, the real and the abstract. Attempts to define his artistic language frequently lead to limitations in signs deprived of details and even archetypes. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until April 22. Closed on Mondays, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
EL LISSITZKY & ER SIKORA - The main intent of the double-exhibition metaphorically entitled El Lissitzky & eR Sikora is to retrieve and update the thoughts, ethos and artistic legacy of the Russian revolutionary avant-garde. The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, owner of an unprecedented collection of works of El Lissitzky, and the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava-Čunovo have collaborated on an ambitious and unique project which combines – over time and space – two figures, two oeuvres, two visual and ideological worlds: the world famous master of the 20th century avant-garde, Constructivism and Suprematism, Lazar/El Lissitzky (1890 – 1941) and conceptualist Rudolf Sikora (1946), one of the major representatives of Slovak and Central European avant-garde. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. 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:
From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890 - This exhibition, organized jointly by the Slovak National Gallery and the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen, is among the first efforts concentrating on the work by art personalities who moved between the Danube Monarchy and the visual art centres of that time, responding to the attraction of the plein-air landscape. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace. 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: The Stanley Clarke Band; Starts: Apr 25, 19:00
CONCERT: Morcheeba; Starts: May 14, 20:00
CONCERT: Sting; Starts: Jun 30, 20:00
CONCERT: Alice Cooper; Starts: Sep 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Eros Ramazzotti; Starts: Oct 5, 2019
CONCERT: Scorpions; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00
CONCERT: The Stanley Clarke Band – Four time nominated Grammy winner Stanley Clarke is one of the best players of electric and acoustic guitar in the entire world. Besides that, he is also a talented artist, composer, arranger, producer and film composer. At Spring Bratislava Jazz Days, he will play together with Beka Gochiashvili, Shariq Tucker, Cameron Graves and Salar Nader. Starts: Apr 25, 19:00, Atelier Babylon, Kolarska 3. Admission: €33-€55. More info:
CONCERT: Morcheeba - In a set with founding members, Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey, together with the live band, Morcheeba will celebrate 20 years since the release of the breakthrough album Big Calm. Morcheeba performs a complete career crossover, not missing biggest hits like The Sea, Trigger Hippie, Blindfold or Rome Was Not Built in a Day. Starts: May 14, 20:00, Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 3089/2. Admission: €29.6. More info:
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:
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:
CONCERT: Scorpions – German rock band Scorpions returns to Slovakia after three years. They will play a selection of songs from their 50-year music career in their Crazy World Tour 2019. Visitors to the concert may look forward to hard rock but also famous rock ballads, songs like Rock You Like a Hurricane, Still Loving You, Send me an Angel and Wind of Change. Starts: Nov 20, 20:00, Ondrej Nepela’s Winter Stadium. Admission: €49-€69. More info:

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