Various sports in English, parties with rock ‘n’ roll, Balcan or indie music, bazaars, an international quiz night, a winter food festival and many international fairs – check what’s there for you in the January events in Bratislava!
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.
end of Nov – mid March
Thinking of some sporty and fun activity while in Bratislava? Here is a tip for you: one of the best things you can do in our capital in the winter season is definitely ice-skating. There are some really nice outdoor rinks with fairy lights and Christmas trees set to their backdrop, and you might just want to walk around to feel the winter wonderland-ish vibe. Check this list and get your skates on!
A MEDITATION MASTERCLASS
2. – 4.1.
Join three masterclass meditation events which are going to be held online on 2nd, 3rd and 4th January! Conducted by Kamlesh D Patel, the teacher of Heartfulness, the class is suitable for beginners and advanced. Free entrance! Facebook event.
PILATES IN ENGLISH
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body. Join this class that starts at 20:20 on Namestie SNP 22. Limited capacity of 10 people and a reservation needed! Refreshments: tea and fruits are included in the price. Check the details in this Facebook event.
A YOGA CLASS
Yoga and relaxation exercises are held in the centre of culture and education in the Old town of Bratislava. The classes are available every Thursday at 9.30 am. Entry 4 €, for seniors 2 €. More info.
AN INDIE/ROCK PARTY
Alternative rock, indie and post punk music will be performed by the band from Czech Republic, The Prostitutes, in the popular KC Dunaj. DJs Diablo & Krto will bring the selection of the best tracks from the past. In addition to their sets you will find 80s songs and current genres like indie, electro pop and glamor. Facebook event.
A FLEA MARKET ON DRIENOVA STREET
„Burzoblsák,“ as this flea market is called, is an event dedicated for the community and its main aims are recyclation 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 2 pm on Drienova street 16. If you are coming with your children, there will be an area with refreshments and lovely atmosphere prepared as well. No entrance fee. Get your special piece directly from the sellers’ trunks or suitcases and enjoy the atmosphere of a real flea market! More info.
GONG PUJA – GONG IMMERSION & SOUND MEDITATION
A very special event startin at 21:00 in the evening and lasting all night long till 6:30. You need to book in advance due to limited places. Read all the details here.
Start the New Year with a good mood and enjoy a passionate mix of Balkan rhythms, gipsy and flamenco music. Everything performed by a great Hungarian band Karavan Familia in KC Dunaj. Facebook event.
INTERNATIONALS BRATISLAVA FESTIVAL
A new community center for expat people living in Bratislava is being opened as of January 2017. It will offer trainings, workshops and sport sessions, and now invites you all for a free open day. There is a program with sessions prepared as well, and due to limited capacity you need to book your spot in advance. More info.
WELCOME TO SLOVAKIA WORKSKHOP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More info.
A TANGO COURSE
Argentine Tango lessons are designed for beginners who like to dance, have fun and meet new people. For your first lesson, all you need is clean shoes and a comfortable outfit. There is no registration needed. You are more than welcome to come on 11th January 2017 at 7.40 pm to the TangoVida studio in Bratislava and start your first class :) Facebook event.
A SLOVAK LANGUAGE COURSE
A great opportunity for all the internationals living in Bratislava to learn the language in a nice professional environment. The course for beginners includes weekly conversation activities about everyday topics designed to increase students’ confidence in speaking Slovak. More info.
A BALLET PERFORMANCE
Swan Lake is a unique ballet performance of the most famous love story in the stunning choreography of the world-famous St. Petersburg Festival Ballet. Get blown away by the classical music of the magical P. I. Čajkovského performed by the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. This ballet performance is considered as one of the highest level shows worldwide! More info.
WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL
13.1. – 15.2.
Winter is ideal for tasting various delicacies with friends or business partners. Soon you will have a chance to try more than 40 restaurants in all regions of Slovakia – this is the offer of the 2017 Winter Food Festival and the tickets are on sale now! The fifth edition of this exceptional gastronomic event is for anyone who has a passion for quality gastronomy, wants to visit the best and often unaffordable restaurants and get great meals for symbolic prices. More info.
ZUMBA IN ENGLISH
from 17.1. every Tuesday
Fitness has never been this fun! Zumba is not a dance class, it is a party! Join this class every Tuesday from 19:30 in Cetnrum Radosť. There are different types of tickets that you can buy – and you can get a 10% DISCOUNT for all types of tickets if you apply for the course before 3.1.2017. More info.
A QUIZ NIGHT
Come and test your brain cells while meeting new people and enjoying a couple of drinks! This quiz night with live music is organized by InterNations Bratislava. It will be hosted by the Pub u Zeleného Stromu which offers a wide range of great meals and drinks. All questions are in English language, well designed for international audience. Facebook event.
HIKING IN MALÁ FATRA
20. – 22.1.
An adventurous trip to the mountains in the Western Carpathians of Central Slovakia for all the wildness lovers who like to get out there to the nature. The part of this trips is also a sleepover in a cabin located in the middle of nowhere. That´s a challenge, isn’t it? :) Learn more here.
INTERNATIONAL DINNER AT GREEN BUDDHA RESTAURANT
Enjoy an incredible 5 course menu exclusively prepared by the Chef for participants who come with the InterNations Bratislava group. The dinner starts at 7 pm and the cost is 29 €. Join other international minds and meet new people over fantastic food! More details here.
SCANDI III – FESTIVAL OF NORDIC MOVIES
25. – 29.01.
Third volume of Scandinavian movies festival, presenting many movies in various cinemas in Slovakia. More info here.
A TRAVEL FAIR
26. – 29.1.
A fair ITF Slovakiatour is the biggest travel fair in Slovakia and it is also considered as one of the most important events in Central Europe. The fair annually provides a comprehensive service for people who want to travel abroad and explore the beauty of Slovakia. You will also have a chance to meet a variety of travel agencies here. Come to learn about various tourist information communicated by the headquarters of many foreign countries! More info.
A GASTRO FAIR
26. – 29.1.
Danubius Gastro presents a comprehensive offer for the catering and hotel industry through furniture, food, drinks, packaging materials etc. Collectively represented exhibitors from foreign countries offer tastings of national culinary and beverage specialties. This fair brings a lot of new useful information for the operators of hotels, restaurants, spas and various types of shops. Official event.
A WELNESS AND FITNESS EXHIBITION
26. – 29.1.
The largest exhibition devoted to the presentation of equipment, wellness and fitness facilities and a presentation of a healthy lifestyle. More info.
INTERNATIONS MONTHLY NETWORKING WITH A FASHION SHOW
Meet your old friends from InterNations and get to know some new interesting people at this networking fun event. You will enjoy a fantastic fashion show evening by IvanaRosova Fashion Group at Radisson Blue Carlton Hotel. The Bohemios band will be performing live the most incredible Spanish music. And after the show, be prepared to dance the night away with Desentona2 DJ. Entrance: 10 €. Facebook event.
RETRO BAZAAR IN 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.
A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NIGHT
An energetic rock’n’roll party, at which your bristling hair on arms and legs will be twitching to the beat! Three amazing bands The Cellmates, The VEES and The Ugly Selectors will perform this evening. Their songs are inspired by American music of ’50s and classic rock’n’roll hits from 70s and 80s. Facebook event.
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.