Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between May 17 and May 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Special guest, Vladimir Furdik (Night King) from the TV series Game of Thrones comes to VÚB Y-Con.Special guest, Vladimir Furdik (Night King) from the TV series Game of Thrones comes to VÚB Y-Con. (Source: TASR/HBO via AP)

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Top 10
EVENT: VÚB Y-Con; Starts: May 17-19
PARTY: La Fuente; Starts: May 17, 21:00
EVENT: Djembe Course; Starts: May 18, 10:00
EVENT: Karloveský Majáles; Starts: May 18, 10:00
EVENT: Night of Museums and Galleries in SNG; Starts: May 18, 16:00
CONCERT: The Underground Youth; Starts: May 18, 20:00
EVENT: Live Wines; Starts: May 19, 14:00
CONCERT: Bratislava Hot Serenades; Starts: May 19, 19:00
CONCERT: Quasars Ensemble; Starts: May 19, 19:00
EVENT: Swing Majáles; Starts: May 24, 20:00

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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


Refinery Gallery, Ružinov, Friday – Sunday, May 17-19

VÚB Y-Con, the festival of cosplay, pop culture and fanart, is back for a new season! What awaits you at VÚB Y-Con? Special guest actor and stuntman Vladimir Furdik (Night King) from the TV series Game of Thrones, 3 days of great programmes​, VÚB stage, cosplay contest, artist alley, lectures, and international guests. Admission: €9-€39. More info:

La Fuente

GREAT Club & Restaurant, Suché mýto 6, Friday, May 17, 21:00

Unique in style and original in sound, Dutchman DJ La Fuente’ will show us House Music at its best, bringing a vibe to bring the roof down. Admission: €9. More info:

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Djembe course

Župné námestie 9, Saturday, May 18, 10:00-16:00

We invite you to delve deep into the world of rhythms and experience the feeling of not only accepting but also creating music. Let’s be playful as children for a while. We all carry rhythm in ourselves. Our heart beats at a certain rhythm, we breathe in a certain rhythm, we move, we walk in rhythm. Rhythm is in everything around us, and when we focus on it, we suddenly discover it. When we bring this attention to the drum, we can suddenly use the rhythms to connect and perceive each other without the need for additional words. The rhythms coming out of the depth of the drum are the ancient universal language of our soul. Let’s connect with her and draw out creative energy. Admission: €40. More info at, or 0904 655 039.

Karloveský Majáles

Líščie Údolie, Saturday, May 18, 10:00

We invite you to Karloveský Majáles, where a rich program, food and beverage stalls, various attractions, workshops, swap meet and much more for children and adults are prepared. Admission: free. More info:

Night of Museums and Galleries in SNG

Slovak National Gallery, Ľudovít Štúr Square 4, Saturday, May 18, 16:00

One day a year you can be in the Slovak National Gallery until midnight! This time we will show you the exhibition From Academy to Nature and the freshly opened expositions of Kornela & Nade Földvári’s Library and The Wonderful History of Art with Professor Škrečok. We will present the collective work of Cornel Földvári, and the actors will also read from the new books. Children recognize works differently than usual with the children’s book heroine Where is Ester N? and adults at the workshop will try out the possibility of displaying the landscape through the invitation of the invited artist. The poet Šimon Ondruš will create tailor-made verse for, and thanks to the evening site-specific performance of the NOMANTINELS theater, you will discover the life and work of the painter Ladislav Mednyánszke. There are also other galleries and museums open on Saturday night. More info:

The Underground Youth

Kulturák klub, Bazová 9, Saturday, May 18, 20:00

One of the best British underground bands The Underground Youth is returning to the Slovak audience after last year’s sold out concert in Bratislava, this time in a bigger space and on Saturday! The Joy Division followers will bring the stink of Manchester’s​ suburbs and cigarettes with them on May 18th. Admission: €12 (presale)/€15 (doors). More info at: or 0915 206 492 or

Live wines 2019

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Sunday, May 19, 14:00

Our festival is focused on​ natural, authentic and artisan wines from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Winemakers will present many different regions, approaches and styles. Our festival is a good chance to meet inspiring people, taste beautiful wines and have an edifying experience. Get all in one on the 19th of May in Bratislava. Admission: €26-€35. More info:

Bratislava Hot Serenades

SD Nivy Súťažná 18, Sunday, May 19, 19:00

Bratislava Hot Serenaders is a unique orchestra which, under the leadership of the trumpet player Juraj Bartoš, has been specializing in hot-jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s since the 1991/1992 season. The orchestra is one of the world leaders in authentic interpretation of jazz music of this period, as evidenced by awards from European festivals as well as positive feedback and criticism from around the world. Admission: €12. More info:

Quasars Ensemble

Slovak Radio Building, Mýtna, Bratislava, Sunday, May 19, 19:00

Quasars Ensemble, established in 2008, is a music ensemble unique in its breadth of the repertoire consisting of contemporary classical music as well as music of past eras. It confronts the latest contemporary works with the structural principles of foregone classical music. The orchestra’s focus is on the introduction of rare and forgotten ensemble pieces, particularly by Slovak authors.


  • Daniel Oliver Moser – Den Wein, den man mit Augen trinkt…
  • Tomasz Skweres – Transformations
  • Daniel Oliver Moser – Nuances
  • Tristan Murail – C’est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une fontaine close, une source scellée…
  • Daniel Oliver Moser – Epecuén
  • Tomasz Skweres – Guillotine
  • Daniel Oliver Moser – Filamente
  • Daniel Oliver Moser – Ich ist ein Anderer – Je est un autre


  • Guest: Tomasz Skweres (PL/AT)
  • Quasars Ensemble
  • Ivan Buffa – artistic leader, piano

Admission is free. More info at:

Swing Majáles

Véčko, SNP Square, Friday, May 24, 20:00

The sixth edition of the Swing May Ball brings the atmosphere of famous dancing parties of the Golden Age era and will be full of energic hot jazz and swing music, dancing, goodies and not least a positive spirit!

This time we bring a special fashion show with original dresses from the 1930s from the private collection of museum Lednice dávná - Jak se žilo za Tatíčka Masaryka with theme "I have a first date today!".

  • Live music by swing orchestra FATS JAZZ BAND led by Ladislav Fanzowitz
  • Dance workshop by B-Swing dance school
  • There will also be vintage photo corner
  • Fashion competition - the best dressed couple will win a beautiful present!
  • Vintage bazaar - bring your vintage clothes you don't need anymore and we will sell them.

Wearing vintage clothes (dress code: from 20's till 40's, from charleston to swing) will guarantee you feel like you are in another century.

The evening is made for those who like good music while drinking wine, as well as for those whose feet can not remain long under their chair.

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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 May 19. Closed on Mondays.
EL LISSITZKY & ER SIKORA; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. Closed on Mondays.
Adela Režná: Illustrations; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until June 30. Closed on Mondays.
Jozef Gľaba: Illustrations; Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M until June 30. Closed on Mondays.
From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library

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:
Adela Režná: Illustrations - Adela Režná is a recent graduate of the Studio of Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design under prof. Dušan Kállay. She focuses on illustrations for children and has created the following books: Marínka Somarinka (Marina, the Silly Little Girl, 2014), Things Not Seen by the Naked Eye (2016), Denník Majky z Majáka (Maya’s Lighthouse Diary, 2017), Stratený zajko v Paríži (Lost Bunny in Paris, 2017) and Na výlete (On a Trip, 2018). Cukrové topánky (Sugar Shoes), her artistic debut, was published in 2018. We can also find her work in other interesting projects such as Inakosti slovenské (bedeker pre cudzincov; Slovak Otherness, A Baedeker for Foreigners), Bratislava v sto slovách (Bratislava in a Hundred Words), An Athlete’s Training Diary (magazine on sports), and Omaľovánka 2.0. (Coloring Book 2.0). Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. Closed on Mondays, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Jozef Gľaba: Illustrations – Jozef Gľaba works with digital illustration and freestyle printmaking. His focal techniques in freestyle printmaking are screen printing, rotogravure printing and linocut. He also creates illustrations for children and adults, as well as for products. You can see his work in the network of Kraj grocery stores, Slniečko magazine for children and the illustrated edition of the Denník N newspaper, which was published in cooperation with illustrators from AFAD in 2019. His works feature a sense of humor, play on words and a feeling for detail and composition. Open: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. until June 30. 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:
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster - Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster is an interactive projection dedicated to the story of art history, prepared in cooperation with Prague colleagues (concept by Ondřej Horák, execution by Ondřej Fuczik, David Kakalík and INITI) and loosely based on their previous activities in the Czech Republic. The projection is designed for children interested in art history, as well as for lay and informed visitors who want to learn more. Telling the story of art, connected with a series of animated films devoted to the life and context of the work of a prominent Slovak, as well as world visual artists of the 20th century and the present, combines learning and entertainment. 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:
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library - The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library is a project dedicated to Slovak writer, satirist, art and literary critic, book collector and translator, Kornel Földvári. Preparations started together with Peter Krištúfek, writer and director, who has searched for a method of preserving Földvári's large collection of books for a long time. 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: Tom Jones; Starts: Jun 20, 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: Tom Jones - Sir Tom Jones returns to Slovakia after four years! As part of his performance in Bratislava's NTC Arena on June 20, 2019, the legendary singer will offer the audience a selection of over 50 years of work. He will also present his biggest hits, such as Delilah, She’s a Lady, It’s not unusual, Sexbomb and Thunderball Bond. Starts: Jun 20, 20:00, AXA Arena NTC Bratislava. Admission: €49-€69. More info:
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:
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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