March is not only the month of books, there will also be different film festivals held in Bratislava! Besides book & clothes bazaars you can attend a fair of motorcycles and boats, an improve theater show, guitar, jazz & blues sessions, a fest about coffee, design & cocktails, a quiz night, various parties and networking but also gastronomic events :) Read the details below:
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.
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
2. – 5.3.
Join the tour of four current films that reflect various aspects of Japanese life, show an interesting combination of martial arts and dance and will take you into the world of the traditional Kabuki theater! The movies will be screened in the Lumiere Cinema and with free entrance! All films will be screened in Japanese language with English and Slovak subtitles. More info.
FREE MEDITATION CLASS IN ENGLISH
Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. The goal of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and inner, and to enjoy relaxing and destressing our bodies with nice music, surrounded by great people in a peaceful place. Now you can try it for free! More info.
FLEA MARKET ON BAJKALSKA 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 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! Official Facebook event.
BRATISLAVA BOOK BAZAAR
The traditionally held book bazaar which has its home in Stara Trznica during the fresh market (10 am – 3 pm). Mainly books will be sold here but you will have a chance to find postcards, magazines, CDs, comics, posters and audio cassettes as well. A mini exhibition won’t be missing either this time. Free entrance! More info.
LEVEL 2 GRAD SHOW – FUNNYLICIOUS IMPROV THEATER
The improv theater show for showcasing new talent! Come see their LEVEL 2 graduates in action! This is a performance fully dedicated to their brave and committed students who have worked hard and successfully completed 30 hours worth of improv training starting from LEVEL 0 to LEVEL 2. An awesome show, great venue and free admission! You don’t want to miss this event! More info.
INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF MOTORCYCLES AND BOAT SHOW
10. – 13.3.
Incheba Bratislava will witness the highest concentration of motorcycles and beautiful women in Slovakia. The motorcycles exhibition will bring an exclusive show full of motorcycles of the most famous brands. The tuning fans will enjoy themselves also thanks to unique custom made motorcycles. In the same time there will be a boat show exhibition which will carry you to water and awaken desire to spend your holiday on one of the showcased exhibits. More info here and here.
WEEK OF FRENCH FILM – CREME DE LA CREME
10. – 16.3.
French cinema lovers can look forward to new quality movies that cover many genres and have been found attractive by various audiences. These will be screened many theaters in Slovakia – check the program of the three cinemas in Bratislava: Lumiere Cinema (tickets on the door – info about the price), Mladost Cinema (tickets) and Film Europe Cinema (tickets). Official Facebook page.
GUITAR SESSION IN RUSTIQUE
RADIO HEAD AWARDS FESTIVAL
11. – 12.3.
Have you ever been to the Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio? Now you have a chance thanks to this special festival – enjoy an evening dedicated to Slovak violinists, chamber concerts or even La3no Cubano! Free entrance! Check the details.
STANDART FESTIVAL: COFFEE, DESIGN & COCKTAILS!
Are you a coffee lover? Then you should know that the biggest coffee fest of Slovakia will be held in Bratislava in a few days! After several years of running successful events such as Coffeefest Slovakia, Coffeefest Austria or Slovak AeroPress Championship, its organizers decided to launch their own signature festival called Standart Festival, moving their events to the next level and have prepared several new additions for the visitors – there is a lot to look forward to! Traditionally, the event will take place in the exclusive premises of the Hotel Sheraton Bratislava opposite to the Slovak National Theater. Details here.
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 :) Official Facebook event.
INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE WORKSHOP – CREATING FLOWER GARLANDS
During this fun workshop in English language, suitable for both men and women, you will create your own flower garland! All materials and refreshments will be provided. A reservation and ticket payment (4 €) are necessary in advance. As a special gift, every participant has a free entry to International Flower party on 17th of March! More info.
BOOK FESTIVAL IN SLOVAK LANGUAGE IN RUZINOV
15. – 17.3.
Festival about literature, illustrations and sci-fi readings. Readings from Terry Pratchett works, Tolkien quiz or presentation of a new children book Plajko are prepared for you. More info.
QUIZ NIGHT IN ENGLISH
A calling for all the knowledge craving quizzers – clear your schedule, it is QUIZ time! Teams of 4 will be competing in a quiz at Pub u Zeleneho stromu. All questions will be in English and designed for international audience. Welcome drink is included. Come and test your brain cells while meeting new people and enjoying couple of drinks. Advance registration is necessary via. firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrance: 5 €. More info.
FLOWER POWER PARTY
Do you want to socialise, have some fun and meet people from all over the world? This party regularly organized by Internationals Bratislava in The Club is a place to do so! The whole party will be in hippie/flower style. For any information and table reservations please contact email@example.com – they will respond within 5 hours. More info.
The most famous Czech Burlesque show will shine again in Bratislava! You will be entertained by flirtatious performance, beautiful costumes, interesting props and great music. You can look forward to blond sexbomb Angelina Angelic, sexi Miss Cool Cat or goth Lady Mousellyca. Tickets: 11 € in advance sale in KC Dunaj Bar. More info.
FABIOFEST – INTERNATIONAL FEST OF MOVIE CLUBS
17. – 23.3.
International Movie Festival invites you to choose from over 100 movies from 10 sections showed in 10 Slovak cities. The majority of movies comes from V4 countries, focusing on home production and compares it with movies of the neighbouring countries. There will be many movies projected for the first time in an exclusive sneak preview! The program includes competition of short movies (documentary and animated movies shorter than 30 minutes), Slovak movies (all-evening movies and original projects from TV, amateur and experimental production), newest documentary films from all around the world or world cult movies. More info.
EASTER FLEA MARKET ON OBCHODNA STREET
18. – 19.3.
Come to purchase clothes and other treasures from the “attic” and rare antiques. If you have similar items at home and you like the idea of selling them on a flea market, sign up as a seller for just 10 €! The market will be held at Obchodna 66, in the court yard of the Lavender shop. Facebook event.
THE EVENT NETWORKING
Regular business networking event in non formal atmosphere! You can visit The Event only based on personal invitation by the host. If you would like to receive an invitation, apply in writing on firstname.lastname@example.org. Free entry. Details.
Legendary hits will be played by Funky emotions band, DJ Babika, DJ Frenky and DJ Arnoštek who will bring to you rock´n´roll, disco and Czechoslovak soc-pop tunes. Contemporary decorations, cult snacks and unforgettable retro games will not be missing. Tickets: 8 € in advance sale in KC Dunaj Bar. More info.
ANIME SHOW 2016 & GAME EXPO 2016
18. – 20.3.
Anime Show festival offers a 3-day program full of anime, comics, manga and Japanese culture, science fiction, fantasy and horror. You can look forward to comics and art exhibitions, lectures on topics related to anime, manga, comics, sci-fi and fantasy, discussions about Japanese culture, competitions in caraoke cosplay and drawing.
Game Expo offers a 3-day program in the field of computer games, board games, card games and L.A.R.P. Organizers prepared presentations on work of game developers, exhibition on history of computer games, computer game tournaments, playing card games (MTG, World of Warcraft, Pokemon, Yu-gi-oh), board games (Hobbit, Smallworld, Dixit, Mondo, Samarkand and many others) and casual games (Guitar Hero,DDR, SingStar, EyeToy). Tickets: advance sale: 15,90 € for three days until 12th March, 16,90 € for three days after 13th March; on the spot: 9,90 € for Friday or Sunday, 11,90 € for Saturday, 17,50 € for 2 and 3 days pass. Buy tickets here.
RETRO BAZAAR CACKY MACKY
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.
BRAZILIAN DINING ADVENTURE
InterNations Bratislava community of expats and global minds organizes another amazing culinary experience within its DinnerNations concept. This time, get ready for an exotic Brazilian adventure! Come to their March DinnerNations event at Brasserie Anjou in Sheraton Hotel Bratislava and experience the original Brazil Churrascaria with a wide selection of BBQ and refreshing Caipirinhas! Churrascaria concept includes all-you-can-eat different styles of grilled meats. Reservation in advance is needed to email@example.com. Cost: 25 €. More info.
INTERNATIONS MAD MEN NETWORKING
InterNations Bratislava community of expats and global minds organizes its regular monthly event on the topic of popular TV series Mad Men this time. So gentlemen, it’s time to suit up! Put on our best suit and come have an incredible evening full of business and social networking, entertainment with a Slovak rock band concert and later with a DJ. Welcome drink,midnight raffle and afterparty will be not missing. Tickets: registered members: 8 €, non-registered: 10 €. More info.
AN EVENING OF TRUE STORIES
Share (and listen to) true stories in the most useful, honest, supportive, inspiring and transformational way. Anyone who wants to share their story can do so for 5 – 7min and tell true tales about life, experiences, passion, goals, taboos, cultures, romance, adversity – you name it. every true story is an opportunity to learn something about others, ourselves and has the potential to make a difference to our understanding of the world around us. Sounds interesting? Come join our very first session. Bring friends if you want but above all, bring ears to listen, a mouth to tell and a heart to feel. More info.
LIVIN BLUES FESTIVAL
The 24th volume of the Livin´Blues festival, the biggest blues festival in Slovakia, offers attractive program this year! You can look forward to Slovak „southern blues“ by Joint Venture band, synthesis of blues and rock of 60’s and 70’s by Old School Band or other Slovak blues musicians like ZVA 12 – 28 Band or Mothers Follow Chairs formation. The peak of the festival will be ensured by the American singer and guitar player Leburn Maddox! Tickets: 12 €, in advance sale; 15 € on the spot. Buy your ticket here.
BELLY DANCE IN ENGLISH EVERY MONDAY
A belly dance class will be performed in English – a beginner level every Monday at 18:00, Kulturny Dom Nivy, Sutazna 18. The first lesson is a trial lesson for only 2 € on (21.3.) and then from 4.4. to 27.6. it will be an ongoing regular course! If you are interested, you need to make a reservation in advance via: firstname.lastname@example.org – capacity of the group is only 10 so hurry up :) More info and prices.
GOOD FRANCE 2016
1500 chefs and 1500 menus spread on 5 continents – this is a real international celebration of French cuisine called Goût de France/Good France! On this very same day, chefs from around the world are going to prepare special menus related to French cuisine and there are 4 restaurants in Bratislava that are participating as well! Check the list of the restaurants and their special menus here.
IMPROV CLASS: LEVEL 0
A fun, energetic, supportive and 100 % hands on introduction to improvisation theater. The perfect place for beginners to start! This class covers all the fundamentals of improvisation through a series of fun exercises and games, designed to help you unlock your inner creativity! Hurry, limited spots! Start from 7 pm, the class lasts 3 hours. More info and registration.
WINE TASTING IN SLOVAK LANGUAGE
If you are a wine enthusiast, you can look forward to a special wine tasting event organized in Kafe Scherz. You will try samples from the Slovak winery Fedor Malik & son, offering wines from Modra and the Little Carpathian surroundings. Entrance 19 € includes 10 wine samplings, cheese and ham plates. Reservation is necessary via email@example.com@scherz.sk. More info.
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.