Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 26 and May 5, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Slovakia Cantat 2019; Starts: Apr 25-28
EVENT: Bratislava City Days; Starts: Apr 25-28
EVENT: SlavCon 2019; Starts: Apr 26-28
CONCERT: Bratislove MocNoc Music Festival; Starts: Apr 26, 20:00
EVENT: IXPO; Starts: Apr 26-28
SPORT: Triathlon; Starts: Apr 27
EVENT: Clothes Bazaar; Starts: Apr 28, 13:00
THEATRE: Visit; Starts: Apr 29, 19:00
EVENT: Motor Show Bratislava 2019; Starts: Apr 30-May 5
SPORT: Less Waste Run; Starts: May 4, 10:00

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

Slovakia Cantat 2019

Various venues, Bratislava, Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28

The Bratislava Music Agency invites you to the 13th edition of Slovakia Cantat I., which is attended by 15 ensembles from 6 countries. Come listen to children, youth, and adult choirs compete. More info: https://bit.ly/2Uw8Pqo.

Bratislava city days

Various venues, Bratislava, Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28

The Municipality of Bratislava opens its doors to all Bratislavians and visitors for a few days. Free entrance to city museums and attractions, free sightseeing tours, free tours by historical tram and many other interesting programmes and events are available. Around the end of April, the mayor of the town was traditionally elected in Bratislava, based on a charter of King Andrew III granting municipal privileges over the course of a relatively long historical period. Admission: free. More info: https://bit.ly/2DbXzEX.

SlavCon 2019

FIIT STU, Ilkovičova 2, Karlova Ves, Friday-Sunday, April 26-28

SlavCon is a three-day festival dedicated to fantasy, science fiction, horror, history and mythology. In addition, fans of literature, film, series, games, and art will also be pleased. Admission: €18. More info: http://bit.ly/2UyzNJn.

Bratislove MocNoc Music Festival

Refinery Gallery, Vlčie hrdlo, Ružinov, Friday, April 26, 20:00

The new music festival in Bratislava will offer house and music band performances. Live Stage; Live bands, live shows. Admission: €15-€30. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

IXPO

Tyršovo nábrežie, Friday-Sunday, April 26-28

IXPO is an updated EXPO. The letter “I” stands for “innovation”, “intelligence”, “inspiration” and, first of all, “interactivity”. It is the biggest technology event in Slovakia. It combines rich content with extraordinary experience for all those interested in the future. There is a program to suit everybody – an exhibition of futuristic technology, inspiring lectures, latest gadgets from the gaming industry, digital art, international esport tournament and much more. Admission: €6-€30. More info: www.ixpo.sk.

FTVŠ Super Sprint Triathlon

Nábrežie armádneho generála Ludvíka Svobodu, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28

Perfect conditions in the University premises (Sports Faculty) offer interesting courses, an attractive profile of the bike course and excellent organization, all of which you can enjoy directly in Bratislava.

This event has unique distances: the swimming pool of the Sports Faculty offers a 175 m long course, the 5-kilometer long bike and the final 1,5 km run courses lead along the Danube riverbank.

This race is designed not only for high-performance​ athletes but first of all for hobby racers, triathlon newcomers and for all who would like to try this unique form of competition. Admission: €30-€50 on the spot.

Clothes bazaar in Zeitlos

Zeitlos, Zámocké schody 5, Bratislava, Sunday, April 28, 13:00

WHAT? - Clothes bazaar!

WHO? - Girls working in TV JOJ, from moderators, editors to makeup artists!

WHY? - Because we have a lot of nice clothes and we don't know what to do with them!

FOR HOW MUCH? - We already have summer discounts in the spring. Come to catch great pieces from as little as €3! Admission is free. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2143109415979903/

The Visit

Theatre Lab, Svoradova 4 (the building of Theatre Faculty VŠMU), Monday, April 29, 19:00

The performance The Visit is only for thriller lovers. It is about credit, forgiveness and worthwhile deeds in the name of humanism, therefore, it is about topics that we do not care about at all. In a seemingly fictitious town, a chain of bizarre and monstrous events has occurred upon the arrival of mysterious billionaire Klara. Bad or no decisions can lead to the worst, but we can stay calm since that it does not concern us at all. Or not. Finally, paradoxes are never enough. Admission: €3. Length: 2 hours 25 minutes. More info: divadlolab.sk.

Motor Show Bratislava 2019

INCHEBA EXPO-Aréna, Viedenská cesta, Petržalka, Tuesday-Sunday, April 30-May 5

29th International Automobile Salon, 9th Annual Exclusive Salon of Luxury Goods and Services. After a year, the attention of all car enthusiasts will once again focus aon the capital. Bratislava Autosalon, the most prestigious car event of the year, not only in Slovakia but also in the Central European region, serves all car lovers a great car tour under one roof . Admission: €8. More info: https://bit.ly/2VPZxlN.

Less Waste Run 2019

Devín castle, Devín, Saturday, May 4, 10:00

Less Waste Run is the first zero-waste based sport event. No PET bottles, no single use plastic cups, no plastic bags, leaflets, brochures... Whatever has to be used, will be reused. Based on zero-waste, sustainability and minimalism. Bring more value by less stuff. Admission: €15 (online) or €20 (on the spot). Registration necessary by May 2, 2019. Arrival from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the day of the race. More info: http://bit.ly/2Xxtl7e.

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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

DANUBIANA
Oto Bachorík: Monuments; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until May 19. Closed on Mondays.
EL LISSITZKY & ER SIKORA; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. Closed on Mondays.
SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS IN DANUBIANA:
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: www.danubiana.sk.
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: www.danubiana.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
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: www.sng.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: Morcheeba; Starts: May 14, 20:00
CONCERT: LP; Starts: Jun 27, 19:00
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: 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: listocheck.sk/en/detail/morcheeba
CONCERT: LP – American singer LP will have her first performance in Bratislava and present her new album Heart to Mouth that was released in December 2018. LP has fans all over the world thanks to her unmistakable voice and hit Lost On You, but also thanks to impressive concerts and communication with fans. Starts: Jun 27, 19:00, AXA Arena NTC Bratislava. Admission: €45-€69. 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.
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: www.ticketportal.sk.

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