Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 1 and November 10, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Month of photography; Starts: whole November
EVENT: Helloween Rave 2019; Starts: Nov 2, 22:00
EVENT: Bagbet Swap; Starts: Nov 3, 13:00
CONCERT: Diana Reeves; Starts: Nov 4, 19:00
FILM: Be2Can; Starts: Nov 4-10
EVENT: Night of Chances Hi-Tech 2019; Starts: Nov 6, 17:00
EVENT: Fire On Ice; Starts: Nov 7, 19:00
BOOKS: Bibliotheka 2019; Starts: Nov 7-10
EVENT: Coffee, chocolate and tea event; Starts: Nov 7-8
EVENT: Russian circus on ice; Starts: Nov 9, 16:00

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

Month of photography 2019

Various venues, Bratislava, whole November

The 29th year of the established international festival Month of Photography in Bratislava is starting. The main topics are the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and traditionally current photography in the central and eastern Europe area. There will also be international stars of photography such as artist group AES+F, Joan Fontcuberta, Cédric Delsaux, Tom Jakobi. The festival involves 31 exhibitions. More info:

Helloween Rave 2019

Undeadarena, Kopčianska, Petržalka, Saturday, November 2, 22:00

We invite you to the sixth Halloween DnB party in Bratislava! You will see: Lucy Furr /NL, Jack the riper /UK, Savage /HU, Elize /AT, Ladu Su, Fatsound, M-cee, Hekrim, Noisvizion. And of course, many people who love D'n'B. Admission: €11-€15. More info:

Bagbet Swap

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Sunday, November 3, 13:00

Swap is an event where you can ecologically renew your wardrobe with minimum money. The aim of this event is to create a space where you can bring nice clean clothes that you no longer wear. In return, you can choose what you like from the circulation. Admission: €5. More info:

Dianne Reeves

Istropolis - Big Hall, Monday, November 4, 19:00

American Dianne Reeves is one of the greatest jazz vocalists in contemporary jazz music and talented scat singer. She played in Slovakia six years ago and returns to City Sounds Festival this November. Reeves has been awarded the Grammy several times for best jazz vocal performance by a female artist. Admission: €29-€59. More info:


Bratislava, Monday-Sunday, November 4-10

The 6th edition of the best of prestigious film festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin will bring the annual Be2Can at the beginning of November. Admission: free. More info:

Night of Chances Hi-Tech 2019

Strojnícka fakulta STU, Námestie slobody, Old Town, Wednesday, November 6, 17:00

We bring you a new concept: Night of Chances High-Tech! A new combination of technology and engineering companies means a wider choice of companies and potential jobs for you.

During one night of chances you can personally discuss with the directors of the most important companies in Slovakia who will come to the school to share their experience; practical workshops, where you can store your robot, design a photovoltaic power plant, try application development for CNC machines, assemble your own climate or control a 2D mirror; listen to Round Table discussions on the ideal employer for graduates; experience an informal atmosphere; and get to know employees and company culture from a completely different angle.

Find out what is crucial for your future career at the best student career event Night of Chances with an 8-year history. Admission: free. More info:

Fire On Ice

Zimný štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Odbojárov, Nové Mesto, Thursday, November 7, 19:00

A tribute from world stars to Jozef Sabovčík: eight Olympic medalists, seven world champions, nine European champions and a host of home stars have come together to create a unique figure skating show, Fire on Ice, which will visit Bratislava on November 7, 2019.

After two successful shows, Kings on Ice and Stars on Ice, the Slovak metropolis will witness another important figure skating event. The Ondrej Nepela Ice Hockey Stadium will come alive with the exceptional Fire on Ice show, which will be dedicated to the Slovak figure skating legend, Jozef Sabovčík. The Olympic medalist, nicknamed Jumping Joe, will definitely say goodbye to his successful career in Bratislava.

Present and former world figure skaters will be at his side - two-time World Champion and six-time European Champion Javier Fernandez, Olympic Champion and four-time World Champion Alexej Jagudin, European Champion Tomáš Verner, Olympic Champions Tatiana Totmianinová and Maxim Marinin, and Vladimir Marinin and Alexei Polishchuk. Admission: €39-€59. More info:

Bibliotheka 2019

INCHEBA EXPO-Aréna, Viedenská cesta, Petržalka, Thursday-Sunday, November 7-10

Again, after a year, there is a book holiday for all book lovers! We invite you to the Book World of Panta Rhei, where you can look forward to a book living room, a rest zone, a brew bar by Café Dias, and a stage with an excellent literary program where you will be able to see and hear names such as: Bernard Minier, Stefan Ahnhem, Jozef Karika, Monika Kompanikova, Robert Bryndza, Varackova Miroslava and many others. Admission: free.

Coffee, chocolate and tea event

Stará tržnica, Námestie SNP, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Thursday-Friday, November 7-8

Hey lovers of coffee, chocolate and tea, Old Market Hall in the heart of Bratislava will change for two days on the biggest coffee, chocolate and tea event of the year. The scent of special coffee, the enchanting aroma of exotic tea and unexchangeable taste of true chocolate will be floating all around the Old Market Hall on the 7th and 8th of November 2019.

Let yourself be carried away by the taste of the highest quality coffee from domestic and foreign roasters, surrender with us to the charm of craft confectionery and please your senses with the pure taste of quality tea. You will gain even more joy from the number of craft products, handmade jewellery, design pieces, literature and also art.

Our whole-day guide program will lead you through new trends, traditional processes, alternative methods and rich culture. We are preparing discussions, lectures, competitions, workshops, traveller cinemas, music and many others. Come and get to know the greatest baristas, roasters or chocolate and tea makers. Give these two days to yourself, to explore new tastes, relax, and have fun.

Admission: €5 - €8.

Russian circus on ice

Zimný štadión Vladimíra Dzurillu, Ružinovská street, Ružinov, Saturday, November 9, 16:00

Capturing today's viewer with something new is not easy at all. But what the Russian Circus on Ice led by Kirill Kirillov has prepared for spectators undoubtedly inspires admiration and enthusiasm - a new, dynamic Triumph show. "Cirque du Soleil on ice" say the audiences in Germany, France, and Switzerland, who were at the premiere of the show. The Russian Circus tour on ice is scheduled for several years in advance.

In November 2019, spectators in Slovakia will be able to enjoy the unique artistic team championship as part of a spectacular European tour. The extraordinary light empire, music written for the show, colourful costumes, fantastic numbers, special effects and, of course, the unsurpassed mastery of artists make up the magnificent world of the Russian Circus on Ice. The show Triumph represents a combination of all genres of contemporary circus art, jugglers, acrobats, illusionists, gymnasts and of course clowns, who perform on the spectacular ice surface. Admission: €22-€25. 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

Vladimír Gažovič: Celebration
Vladimír Židlický: Restrospective
Dan Meluzin: Observer
Land behind the Map. Amazing Art History with Professor Hamster
The Kornel and Naďa Földvári Library
Artist´s (Heavy) Luggage
Laco Teren. Nothing Can Stop Us!

Vladimír Gažovič – Vladimír Gažovíč is an excellent representative of contemporary Slovak graphic art who transformed certain format and meaning impulses of the classical message of art development within the current context in his work. At the end of the 1960s Gažovič began to develop his original concept of graphic work which enabled him to break through the foreign art scene more intensively than anyone before him. The novelty here lies in the technological perfection of his work with original lithographs printed from stone. This new technology allowed him to perceive the artistic form in a new way and to build it on painting principles. By working with graded colour shades and light he forms the plasticity of shape as a spatial value. This approach is unique even today. He works with figures as a multi-string instrument – a carrier of moral and ethical values. The legacy of Hieronymus Bosch and later symbolists and expressionists resonates in his work from this aspect. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Vladimír Židlický: Restrospective - Vladimír Židlický is a major figure on the European art scene. He experiments with the heritage of classic art disciplines. The meticulous care he has devoted to work with photographic prints, whether in small-scale or monumental formats, clearly links up with the legacy of the pictorial tradition of photography. In his approach, he bases himself upon history-proven methods of refining tonality, at the same time employing test prints and drawing on the transparency of different structures, not hesitating to finish his artifacts by way of partial destruction of their pictorial form. By no means as contradictory as it would appear, he enhances the impact of his figure compositions featuring motifs of nudity with incalculable effects invoked by various interventions into matrices, including notably cutting into the emulsion of negatives or even taking out their sections. He then engages in painterly incursions into the force field of the prints. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info:
Dan Meluzin: Observer - Dan Meluzin has not surrendered to the magnetic power of digital technologies, but rather to their consequences, the growing pressure from the world of media, advertising, celebrities, consumption and the related transformations of culture and the superficialization of the perception of social values. He presented himself as a vital, self-confident and provocative artist who revitalized painting through the triviality and shoddiness of his themes. He drew his inspiration from the work of Van Gogh, from his method of working with paint, colour and light, as well as from classical and postwar Modernism, Pop art in particular, which he transformed into his own painting concept. Based on some Pop art practices he is usually referred to as a successor of Pop art, which, however, is only one aspect of his work. Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. 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:
Artist´s (Heavy) Luggage - Arnold Peter Weisz-Kubínčan (1898 - 1944) was born into a Jewish family in the town of Usch, Prussia. From 1913 to 1917 he studied sculpture at the School of Arts and Crafts in Budapest. After the war he continued his studies in Berlin, most probably at a private academy. In the Berlin of the 1920s he could be close to the expressionistic tendencies which suited his artistic nature. Weisz-Kubínčan is a unique figure in terms of our modern painting and drawing but also due to his mysticism. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace until November 10. More info:
Laco Teren. Nothing Can Stop Us! - Nothing Can Stop Us! presents the key points of Laco Teren’s artistic program and introduces the unique artistic personality of this polymuse. Teren was one of the leading figures of the post-Modernist generation, which around the mid-1980’s presented their program of Neo-Expressive painting inspired by the Italian Trans-Avant-Garde and German Neue Wilde movements. Through his explosive temperament and energetic and daring metaphors he poked fun at the main iconographic symbols of the socialist era in its twilight. Diverse topical and historical inspirations can be found in his contemporary, large canvases of “Baroque-Art Nouveau” and Pop-art style based on grandiose and colorful two dimensional drawing designs. Predominantly a painter, Teren also switches to sculpture from time to time. Open: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday: 12.00 – 20.00, Friday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00, Esterházy’s Palace until January 12. 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: Scorpions; Starts: Nov 20, 20:00
EVENT: Stomp – The World Dance Show; Starts: Jan 17-18
EVENT: Maluma World Tour; Starts: Feb 26, 20:00
CONCERT: Alvaro Soler; Starts: May 29, 2020
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: July 1, 2020

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:
EVENT: Stomp – The World Dance Show – A unique mixture of percussion, dance, theatre and comedy with amazing music inspired by the everyday, Stomp members use everything from lighters and cans to trash bins and kitchen utilities for a memorable show. Starts: Jan 17-18, 2020, Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenska. Admission: €25-49. More info:
EVENT: Maluma World Tour – Maluma will visit Slovakia within his world tour. Many consider him as one of the leading personalities of latin music. His newest album, F.A.M.E. gained a Latin Grammy in the category of current pop albums. Starts: Feb 26, 20:00, Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela. Admission: €39-€89. More info:
CONCERT: Alvaro Soler - Fantastic news for Alvaro Soler's Slovak fans - on the 29th of May next year Alvaro will take his incredibly successful Mar de Colores Europe Tour to Slovakia, where he'll deliver a great concert at the AXA Arena NTC in Bratislava. Starts: May 29, 2020, AXA Arena NTC in Bratislava. Admission: €40-€50. More info:
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz - The multi-talented singer, musician and actor, Lenny Kravitz, has announced his upcoming tour called “Here to Love” Tour 2020. The native of New York will perform for the Slovak audience on July 1, 2020 at the Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium in Bratislava. The biggest hits of Kravitz's career will be played, such as American woman, Fly away, I belong to you, Ain't over til it's over, and Again, as well as fresh songs. Starts: July 1, 2020, 20:00, Winter Stadium of Ondrej Nepela. Admission: €59-€84. More info:

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