Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 3 and May 12, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Motor Show Bratislava 2019; Starts: Apr 30-May 5
EVENT: Wine tasting 72 wines in 100 minutes; Starts: May 3, 19:00
EVENT: Burger Street Festival; Starts: May 3-5
EVENT: Bratislava Majáles; Starts: May 3-5
SPORT: Less Waste Run; Starts: May 4, 10:00
THEATRE: New Drama 2019; Starts: May 4-9
EVENT: Young Audience Award 2019; Starts: May 5, 8:30
MUSIC: Piano Recital; Starts: May 6, 18:00
MUSIC: MiraMundo; Starts: May 6, 19:00
EVENT: Language Exchange; Starts: May 8, 18:00

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

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.

Wine tasting 72 wines in 100 minutes

Apponyi palace, Museum of Viticulture, Radničná 1, Bratislava, Friday, May 3, 19:00

Can you imagine yourself tasting 72 wine samples in 100 minutes in historical cellars from the 18th century in the city centre?

You can! Try TOP Slovak wines from Slovak national collection of wines – the most complete collection of Slovak wines in one place. Bring your friends, talk to new people, enjoy wine tasting and have fun!

Wine tasting will be not guided by a sommelier; you will pour 72 wines yourself.

Price: €23/ 72 wines/ person. Tickets for sale on site. ❗Send a pm to Enjoy Bratislava to reserve your spot❗ More info: www.facebook.com.

Burger Street Festival Bratislava

Eurovea, Pribinova, Ružinov, Friday – Sunday, May 3-5

The Burger Festival comes to Bratislava, along with fries, ice cream, and everything else that pairs well with a true hamburger. Admission: Free. More info: http://bit.ly/2UKU6YS.

Bratislava majáles 2019

Tyršovo nábrežie, Petržalka, Friday-Sunday, May 3-5

The ​12th year of the open city festival on the Danube embankment in Bratislava with free entry takes places this year. Three days full of concerts and other accompanying events culminate in beautiful fireworks over the Danube. Admission: free. More info: https://bit.ly/2ZkfouU.

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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.

New drama 2019

Various venues, Bratislava, Saturday-Thursday, April 4-9

The nationwide festival of productions of contemporary Slovak and world drama will take place 15 times. This year they take place from 4 to 9 May 2019 in several Bratislava theaters and cultural spaces. More info: http://www.novadrama.sk/

Young Audience Award 2019

Lumiere Cinema, Špitálska 4, Bratislava, Sunday, May 5, 8:30

3 GREAT FILMS IN ONE CINEMA AND A DAY FULL OF EXPERIENCE! Do your kids like watching movies, are they active and are not afraid to express an opinion? The International Young Audience Award 2019 is a great opportunity for them. On Sunday, May 5, three films await them at the Lumiére Cinema with a unique chance to decide on the best film with children from 56 European cities. More info: http://bit.ly/2UzP8cv.

Piano recital

Austrian Culture Forum, Hodžovo square, Bratislava, Monday, May 6, 18:00

Andri Joël Harison, a young Austrian pianist, tenor, conductor and composer, will present his unique piano talent.

He is the eight-time winner of the Austrian prima la musica youth competition and has enthralled the audience of national and international competitions as a young pianist and improviser.

In 2011, he successfully represented young musicians from Austria at the 65th Chopin Festival in Poland. In 2014 he played at the opening of the 29th EPTA Congress in Austria (European Piano Teachers Association) in Linz. In 2017 he won "Espoir Prize" at the 18th International Music Competition in Osaka, Japan, U solo (the only one with his own song). In 2018 he was awarded the Heinz Arnold Scholarship at the 5th International Youth Competition of the Richard Wagner Foundation in Leipzig. His repertoire ranges from Viennese music to classics to contemporary creation and improvisation, as well as his own compositions.

In addition to classic songs, on the 6th he will play his own transcriptions of well-known and popular songs from the genres of classical, jazz and popular music.

MiraMundo

Zrkadlovy Haj, Rovniakova, Monday, May 6, 19:00

MiraMundo is a popular world music band by Brazilian composer Luiza Murá, who already has enthusiastic fans in Bratislava. They coming from cosmopolitan Barcelona, ​​an environment influenced by musicians from Europe, South America, and also Africa.

The desire for free creation using inspiration from different cultures is also embodied in the MiraMundo group. In their music, they bring a mix of styles ranging from bossa nova to Japanese, samba, Mexican Mariachi to reggae. The band’s concert is an experience full of energy, great music and relaxed interaction between musicians and viewers. Luiz Murá has released 3 albums so far and will introduce new songs from the upcoming album at the Bratislava concert.

Come and enjoy a pleasant, musical journey from Rio de Janeiro to the Balkans!

MiraMundo:

  • Luiz Murá (Brazil) - guitar, singing, charango
  • Agostino Aragno (Tal.) - violin, singing
  • Ernesto Vargas Aquila (Mex.) - bass guitar singing, double bass
  • Marina Curbelo (ESP) - singing, percussion
  • Jabu Morales (Brazil) - singing, percussion

Admission: €8. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Language Exchange Event

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Wednesday, May 8, 18:00

At this unique language exchange event, locals meet foreigners, foreigners meet locals and they use the opportunity to improve their language skills in the most efficient way possible: by practicing with a native speaker.

How does it work?

Vote in the poll of the event's discussion for the language you want to practice. If the language is not on the list, add it, and if there are enough people interested, you can practice that one too.

The event is free, however, donations to keep us going will be much appreciated! The recommended amount for a donation is 2-3 Euros.

WANT TO GET A FREE DRINK TOO? Send us a private message and become a Language Guru. A Language Guru is a native speaker that converses with others helping them to improve their language skills in his/her native tongue. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/412715849510474/.

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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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