Various sports in English, parties with indietronica, flamenco, balcan or hip hop music, bazaars, an international quiz night, a James Bond ball, jazz, a’cappella or piano concerts, a burlesque show and many international fairs – check what’s coming up in Bratislava this month!
The food market in the Old Market Hall (Stara Trznica) is held every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Seasonal foods grown and produced by farmers and small producers from around Bratislava can be found here, as well as quality specialties from more distant countries. The market is regularly accompanied by various bazaars – antiques, books, clothes or vinyl – that are periodically rotated and can be found on the first floor. More info.
If you are looking for a perfect start of your weekend, here’s a great tip: each Friday evening, an aperitivo is held in Pane & Olio Bistro, a showroom with Italian food and tasting of traditional dishes mainly from the Tuscany region. Delicious food, yummy drinks and Italian wine are surely a great option, whether you want to get yourself in a party mood or just want to have a great dinner time :) More info.
A party charged with positive energy in the rhythms of favorite songs of indie music, electro and synthpop, to be held in KC Dunaj. Start at 9 pm, entry: 5 €. Facebook event.
IMT SMILE & LUCNICA CONCERT
9. + 10.1.
This magnificent joint project of one of the most successful Slovak bands IMT Smile and the legendary folk ensemble Lucnica has been named by critics as the “World show made in Slovakia” and “experience of a lifetime.” You can join this unusual combination of music, dance, beauty and energy concert tour from 19 €. Details and tickets.
A VEGAN DINNER
The idea of these regular vegan dinners is that each participants brings their own vegan food, plates and cutlery and shares their meal on the big table with other attendees. No entrance fee is required, all you need to do is bring your food, share it with others and taste from the meals other will bring to the table. No matter whether you self-prepare or buy the meal, whether it is cooked or raw. And for the rest of the night you can enjoy networking and getting to know interesting people :) Facebook event.
PILATES IN ENGLISH ON MONDAYS
each Monday from 11.1.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Join this class that starts at 20:10 in Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska street. One time ticket costs 6 €, you can also get a card with discounts. Check the details at this Facebook event.
ZUMBA IN ENGLISH ON TUESDAYS
each Tuesday from 12.1.
Fitness has never been this fun! Zumba is not a dance class, it is a party! Join this class every Tuesday from 17:30-18:30 at Grosslingova 48 (city center)! There are 4 types of tickets that you can buy – and for students under 26 there are also special discounts. More info.
BODY WORKOUT FOR MEN IN ENGLISH
each Tuesday from 12.1.
Guys, gain muscles with a certified fitness instructor from America Association focusing on aerobic and fitness with the specialization on weight loss, cardio training and muscles gain! He will help you work on your whole body muscles and lose weight. More than that, this class (18:45-19:45) has the best price in the city – starting already from 1,90 € per one training! The training is suitable for everyone, from beginners to upper intermediate level. Do not worry if you have not done any exercises recently, the trainer will adjust it to your own pace. More info.
EVENING OF FLAMENCO, CREOLE WALTZ AND BALKAN MUSIC
This musical and dancing evening will take you through exotic corners of Hispanic countries and Southeast Europe. This event will be held in Kafe Scherz, starting at 7 pm. Details.
PILATES IN ENGLISH ON WEDNESDAYS
each Wednesday from 13.1.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. You can join this class held in English and run by a certified pilates instructor every Wednesday at 19:15 at Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. The classes start from 13.1. A one time session will cost you 6 €. If you are interested, you need to make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook event.
INTERNATIONS QUIZ NIGHT
Calling all knowledge craving quizzers – clear your schedule, it is QUIZ time! Come and test your brain cells while meeting new people, enjoying a couple of drinks or nice meals. All questions will be in English and designed for international audience. Join for a night of edutainment – winners will be rewarded! This time there will be live music between the breaks as well! Details.
WORKSHOP FOR NEWCOMERS: WELCOME TO SLOVAKIA
Are you a newcomer in Slovakia? Are you here for less than 6 months? Then you must know how difficult and time consuming it is to find all the information on one place sometimes. That’s why Internationals Bratislava – a community established by expats – organize this workshop where they share their experience as foreigners having lived and experienced local culture, and will guide you through the night life, nature and activities where you can get to know local and international people. No entrance fee! You only need to make your reservation at email@example.com. More info.
INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC LIGHTS PARTY
Do you want to socialize, have some fun and meet people from all over the world? Everyone is welcome to this party that will be held in The Club. Every entry includes a welcome drink, sweets and a flag sticker, plus all girls have a free entrance before 22:30. Also, if you have birthday on 13th, 14th or 15th of January, just show your ID and you will be let in free of charge. Details here.
HIP HOP BATTLE
Watch the old school vs new era battle – one stage in Atelier Babylon will host big names from the Slovak hip hop scene on 14th January. Tickets from 15 €. Buy them here.
SLOVAK JAZZ CONCERT
If you are a fan of jazz, you might want to come to this concert of Peter Lipa, one of the biggest names when it comes to the Slovak jazz scene. The concert will be held in Kafe Scherz, near the Castle, with entry 7 €. Details.
RETRO VINYL PARTY
This authentic retro party at KC Dunaj will bring the legends of rock and roll, disco, 70s, 80s and Czechoslovakia soc-pop to the dance floor. Not only music but also the contemporary decor, the unforgettable iconic games and snacks will take you back decades to the retro times. Start at 9 pm, entry: 8 €. Facebook event.
FLEA MARKET ON BAJKALSKA STREEET
„Burzoblsák,“ as this flea market is called, is an event dedicated for the community and its main aims are recycling and re-usage of old clothes. There is also an option for sellers to donate clothes for one of orphanages in Bratislava. It is held each first Saturday of the month, starting from 8 am and lasting till 1 pm on Bajkalska street 20. No entrance fee. Get your special piece directly from the sellers’ trunks or suitcases and enjoy the atmosphere of a real flea market! Facebook event.
17. + 18.1.
Fragile is a Slovak musical formation composed of eight singers. They are dedicated to interpreting the world famous rock – pop – jazz hits in interesting arrangements of a’cappella. Tickets available from 12,50 €. Details.
SCANDI II – FESTIVAL OF NORDIC MOVIES
20.1. – 24.1.
Second volume of Scandinavian movies festival, presenting 16 movies in 15 cinemas in Slovakia. In Bratislava, these will be played in Film Europe Cinema, Lumiere Cinema and Mladost Cinema. More info and program.
PRAGUE BURLESQUE SHOW
A dangerously attractive cabaret show full of dance, music, exaggeration, wit and eroticism. This refined celebration of the female body in the administration of the excellent Prague Burlesque will be full of red lips, seductive looks and high heels. Come to enjoy beautiful costumes, interesting props, fantastic music and an amazing show! Entry 11 €, tickets can be bought in advance at the bar of KC Dunaj. Facebook event.
YOGA IN ENGLISH ON THURSDAYS
each Thursday from 21.1.
You are welcome to join this Yoga sessions held every Thursdays from 18:00 -19:00. This is a beginner class and you do not need any preknowledge. You will exercise HATHA yoga. These exercises will make you feel stronger, more flexible and help you obtain balance. You need to register at: firstname.lastname@example.org – just send an email stating that you want to join yoga class and mention the type of ticket you are interested in. Check the details here.
PILATES IN ENGLISH ON WEDNESDAYS
each Wednesday from 27.1.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Starting as of 27.1.2016 you will be able to exercise pilates every Wedesday at 19 :30 in Centrum Radost at Fitness Fanatix, Dunajska 23. Check the details here.
FESTIVAL OF IRANIAN MOVIES
28.1. – 30.1.
Festival of Iranian Movies was held originally in Prague and Brno. This year, it will spread for the first time to Bratislava as well. Visit cinema Kino Film Europe to watch these movies. All are with English and Czech subtitles. More info and program.
INTERNATIONS BIRTHDAY NETWORKING EVENT
The regular event of InterNations, a community gathering expats living in Bratislava as well as locals. Spend a nice evening with your old friends from InterNations and get to know some new interesting people in the Olympic Casino, this time there will be a special birthday celebration! Every attendee will enjoy a welcome drink, a raffle at midnight, amazing live entertainment, blackjack for fun table and DJ who will have everyone dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Facebook event.
JAMES BOND BALL
Have you ever wanted to feel like a movie star? What about becoming a James Bond or a Bond Girl for one night? This is exactly what is offered at this ball aka dance party! This ball is for anybody who likes to be entertained in a group of great people – single or taken, everybody’s welcome! Check more info here.
INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF TRAVEL, WELLNESS, FITNESS, LEISURE & HUNTING
29. – 31.1.
During the last January weekend, Incheba will host three different exhibitions/fairs. The ITF SLOVAKIATOUR fair is the biggest fair of travel in Slovakia. Each year it brings a complex service for people who want to travel abroad or enjoy the beauty of Slovakia. The HUNTING AND LEISURE exhibition is dedicated to all those who love to spend their free time in nature. The WELLNESS AND FITNESS exhibition is the biggest exhibition in Slovakia aimed at sport. It actively promotes healthy lifestyle via presentations of various novelties from this area, exercising demonstrations and rich accompanying program. Read the details here.
29. – 31.1.
Danubius Gastro presents a comprehensive offer for gastronomy and hotel industry, ranging from professional equipment through furniture, foodstuffs and beverages to packaging and advertising. A collective attendance of foreign exhibitors offers the visitors a chance to get a taste of various national culinary specialties and drinks. Danubius Gastro is a feast for all those who are interested in the presented fields, either as experts or laymen. In addition to pleasing the senses, it brings a plethora of useful information for hotels, restaurants, spas and different types of gastronomy facilities and retailers. Side events with competitions for bartenders, baristas, cooks, confectioners, bakers and sommeliers form an inseparable part of the Danubius Gastro exhibition. Details.
31.1. – 1.2.
The biggest traveling festival of Slovakia. Wonderful photo exhibitions, screenings of the latest films full of exotic travel experiences. Africa, America, Australia – Australasia, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, you’ll be able to enjoy personal experiences of people visiting all the six continents! More info.
FLEA MARKET IN THE OLD MARKET HALL
Come and buy discarded accessories, shoes, hand-made toys, books, records, collectibles and other treasures. Support recycling and bring or take what inspires you – in the Old Market Hall, first floor, from 10 am to 3 pm. More info here.
RICHARD CLAYDERMAN CONCERT
The world-renowned French pianist Richard Clayderman will perform in Bratislava on January 31st! Tickets are available from 29 €. Get them here.
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.