Flea markets, book bazaars, running marathons, dancing evenings, movie and beer festivals, networking evenings, wine markets, various concerts, a quiz night and a lot more – check what you can be looking forward to in April!
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.
FREE HISTORY RUN
1. – 2.4.
There will be a free run through the historical center of Bratislava called History Run starting on Friday, 1st of April at 5 pm and on Saturday, 2nd of April at 4 pm from Eurovea Shopping Center. The starting line will be outside of the Sheraton Hotel Bratislava. For more information click here.
FRYDAY AFTER NETWORKING: ART & DIAMONDS
Meet your friends, make new connections, get inspired – this regular event will be held in The Taste Wine Bar this time. No entrance fee, no reservation. You only pay for your own consumption. Bring your business cards! Dress Code for this event is Smart Casual. More info.
FLEA MARKET IN RUZINOV
„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, lately on Drienova street (used to be 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.
JIMMY CARR – FUNNY BUSINESS
This successful British comedian, actor, author and presenter has 15 years of experience appearing on television. He is a master of his genre, known for his typical black humor and laughter. Jimmy’s performances have been seen by more than 1,5 million people and now he is also coming to Bratislava! Buy your ticket (29 €) here.
DANCING HALL IN KC DUNAJ
Dance to a colorful mixture of world genres like reggae, dancehall, electro swing, rock ‘n’ roll, twist, Balkan beats and sound gipsy! The show with various DJs starts at 9 pm, entry is 5 €. More info.
The CSOB marathon is one of the largest sport events in Slovakia, joining people of various age via sport. The patronage over the marathons is taken over by Bratislava city major and mayor of the Old Town City Council. Check the details here.
BELLY DANCE IN ENGLISH
A belly dance class will be performed in English – a beginner level every Monday at 18:00, Kulturny Dom Nivy, Sutazna 18. 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 :) Details here.
IMPROV CLASS: LEVEL 1
A fun, energetic, supportive and 100 % hands on introduction to improvisation theater. When you’ve learned all the basics of improvisation, you’ll get to refine and develop your skills further through playing a variety of popular improv games. You will have more play time and stage time! You’ll be shown how to create improvised scenes and develop spontaneity, self-confidence and creativity. Details here.
VISEGRAD FILM FORUM
5. – 9.4.
Visegrad Film Forum (VFF) is a networking and educational platform for emerging film professionals, students with major in film, media or audiovisual studies and (of course) film enthusiasts. VFF’s basic idea is to create space for crossing borders of the audiovisual area of the European countries. The main goals of the VFF are to set up an educational base focused on specific film-making issues of the European area and to promote quality projects of young filmmakers: allowing them to introduce their works and find partners for their international co-production. More info.
HORY A MESTO
6. – 10.4.
Are you a fan of mountains and adventure? Then you should not miss the 17th international festival of mountain films and adventure! Get inspired by the beauties of nature, healthy lifestyle and positive examples. More info.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD (USA)
Hollywood Undead presents an energy mix of rock, rap and metal, completed with dance and alternative components. These American guys are therefore often considered as belonging to the nu-metal genre, and some of their songs are likened to the style of Linkin Park. Tickets available here.
POKER WITH INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS
Ever wanted to learn to play poker? Want to have a fun evening playing for fun in a friendly private poker tournament? Join this evening to enjoy a fun poker tournament with other international people! Details here.
GONG BATH IN ENGLISH
The Gong is one of the oldest ancient instruments and is named after the sound it creates. A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where you are bathed in sound waves, there is no water involved. All you have to do is lie comfortably, close your eyes and let the vibrations of sound help your body to experience deep relaxation and meditation. More info.
EUROBUBBLE BRATISLAVA – MARTINI’S EDITION
Eurobubble Bratislava is a community of young professionals interested in Foreign and European Affairs. These events are primarily aimed for people who either experienced Brussels in the past, or are in any way involved/interested in EU and current affairs. Everyone is welcome though! As long as you like the idea of an “afterwork” event and want to have a good time :) Facebook event.
BAZAAR 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.
HOSPITALITY SLOVAKIA – DRUM&BASS PARTY
The 5th Slovak edition of the world’s most popular Drum n Bass party by Hospital Records – two stages, top HOSPITAL & home DJs, massive sound and light and unique atmosphere is what you can be looking forward to. Tickets from 14,90 €.
NATIONAL DEVIN RUN
The 69th anniversary of the race with international attendance. More than 2 000 participants – adults and children, aimed at both professionals and all who are passionate about the long distance run. The starting point is under the most significant monument of Slavic history in the region, under the castle Devin, the finishing post is in the Bratislava centre. Length of the adults’ category: 7,2 miles (11,625 metres). Length of the children’s category: 1,61 mile (2,600 metres). More info.
The popular story of love and hate, interlaced with humorous scenes and wonderful original songs is known as the animated fairy tale Frozen. Immerse yourself into a world of fantasy Frozen, and meet with your favorite fairy-tale heroes. Start at 10:30 am, entrance 6 €. Details here.
LUCIE BÍLÁ – CONCERT
A Czech singing legend Lucie Bílá, on the occasion of her jubilee (50 years) has prepared a unique show with her greatest hits, as well as special arrangements of new songs. At the concert you will also be able to enjoy a Robotic band, Mirror Family, Big Names, dance formations The Pastels and Ladylicious, acrobats from Vertigo and the Czech pianist Petr Malásek. During the concert the singer will also be accompanied by a symphony orchestra. More info and tickets.
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS
A folk-punk singer and songwriter Frank Turner will present his sixth studio album Positive Songs for Negative People in Bratislava, and will be accompanied by his band Sleeping Souls. Get your ticket (from 17 €) here.
WEEK OF SLOVAK FILM
11. – 14.4.
This project is a presentation of domestic movie production of the last year and aims to create a space for the reflection and professional dialogue between theorists, creators and viewers. During seven days translated fiction, documentary and animated feature-length and short films of the past year will be screened. Expert discussions and workshops will be part of the event as well. More info.
A male striptease performed by the popular Chippendales band – this time they will introduce their new show called „Break the rules.“ A great dramaturgy will bring together interesting choreographic numbers with elements of humor, eroticism and energetic music, without having to say that a sophisticated choreography with muscular gentlemen is a paradise to the eye and gives space for endless imagination. Tickets from 40 €.
ERASMUS NEON EXCTASY PARTY
A night full of the craziest desires under neon lights! Tunes of club house music will be mixed with hard beats – get with your friends to the biggest club extasy! Check the details here.
STREET FOOD PARK VOL. 4
13. – 16.4.
The fourth edition of THE Street Food Park Bratislava will kick-off in mid April! Come and join other food fans at the square in front of our Old Market Hall for yummy street food and great outdoor atmosphere! There will be a nice variety of street food vendors who will offer you burgers, hot-dogs, gyoza, pull pork, bear soup, fish & chips, sandwich, tempura, burrito, “párance”, coffee and more. Facebook event.
BEER SALOON – CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
A presentation of breweries an beers will be held at Stara Trznica – the Old Town Market. You can look forward to a lot of breweries and kinds of beers which you can drink and test, talk to qualifield people on other side of the taps. You can get the new information about making brew, styles, tastes and flavors and aromas and met their producers or distributors. Stay tuned here.
SPANISH FLAMENCO EVENING
Viva Bratislava invites you to the live series of dances and cultures of the world. This time, it will be about Spanish Flamenco! During this spectacular evening you can expect Morenito of triana and his group, Flamenco, tapas espanolas, Spanish wines and a raffle. Entrance: FREE! More info.
MUSIC WITHOUT BARRIERS
A music show full of Slovak music stars, demolishing barriers between disabled and healthy ones through the music.
More info here.
14. – 15.4.
Learn to enjoy whiskey and recognize its taste. This event offers tasting of more than 150 kinds of whiskey and bourbons in one place! Brands that are not yet present in Slovakia will be selected to showcase. On Friday, first day of the festival, there will be a bartending competition called After Cocktail in both classic/professional categories. Buy the tickets (17 €) here.
INTERNATIONAL MUSTACHE PARTY
Internationals community organizes another fun theme party! This time, the theme is mustaches! Mustaches and many other mustache party requisites will be given to you at the entry, but you can also bring your own real or fake mustache. Every entry fee includes a welcome drink, a flower garland and henah paint. More info.
15. – 16.4.
The event of Pezinok wine markets offers the 21st edition of international competition, exhibition and degustation of wine. Wine is evaluated by a professional committee anonymously based on 100 point system. Details here.
THE EVENT NETWORKING
A regular business networking event in an informal 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 email@example.com. Free entry. More info.
FLEA MARKET ON OBCHODNA STREET
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. More info.
Gettpal is a community for people searching buddies to spend time together during various activities. Apart from this, they organize regular thematic parties. The April party will take place in Lucaffe and will be full of dancing, fun and ice breaker games. More info.
A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO STORYTELLING
Everyone has stories worth to be told. This 3-hour workshop is for anyone who loves stories and want to take the first step towards becoming a skilled storyteller. Suitable for beginners with no prior experience in storytelling and people who speak English as a foreign language. This workshop covers the foundation of storytelling through practical, hands-on and interactive exercises. More info.
JAMIE WOON CONCERT
A British artist who graduated from the BRIT school for Performing Arts and Technology – the same one Amy Winehouse, Adele or Kate Nash did as well. In his works he mixes R&B, soul and electronics and his new recording is full of intimacy and secrets to uncover while listening. His latest album focuses only on live instruments. Tickets from 25 €.
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO STORYTELLING
Everyone has stories worth to be told. This 3-hour workshop is for anyone who loves stories and want to take the first step towards becoming a skilled storyteller. Suitable for beginners with no prior experience in storytelling and people who speak English as a foreign language. This workshop covers the foundation of storytelling through practical, hands-on and interactive exercises. Check the details here.
FASHION LIVE! TALK VOL. 2
Join the fashion talk where the director Jakub Jahn will guide you through an eye-catching illusion-making environment of a perfect fashion world. Free entrance! Details here.
SCOTT BRADLEE´S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX (USA)
The male version of Beyonce, this is one of the nicknames Scott Bradley has – a composer and pianist, the father of the project Postmodern Jukebox which takes the listeners back to the era of Motown, 1960s in America. Definitely worth of hearing! Tickets from 13 €.
21.4. – 28.4.
The 11th edition of the festival Fjúžn, organized by the Milan Simecka Foundation, has the topic „movement“ this year. Its main aim is to connect people from the most diverse cultures, to raise awareness about the new minorities in Slovakia, present life of foreigners and inform the public on issues of migration and multiculturalism. Concerts, dance and theater performances, film projections, debates, workshops or informal meetings with interesting people from around the world are waiting for the visitors. More info.
SCOTT BRADLEEY’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
The male version of Beyonce, this is one of the nicknames Scott Bradley has – a composer and pianist, the father of the project Postmodern Jukebox which takes the listeners back to the era of Motown, 1960s in America. Definitely worth of hearing! Tickets available here.
22. – 24.4.
SlavCon’s 10th edition brings you the best from the world of sci-fi, fantasy, games, mythology, larping, history and other topics close to the real geeks’ hearts. Interesting guests, discussions, workshops, a fire show, quizzes, concerts, a game room or competitions will be ready. The topic for this year is „Return to the Roots“/ „Secret of the Forrest.“ You can come dressed in a costume related to the topic, in a cosplay from a recent movie or in a historical costume. You do not need to be a famous writer to be able to contribute to discussions and are welcome to contact the organizers if you wish to lead a workshop or prepare a lecture. More info.
FREE INTERNATIONS BURLESQUE SHOW
Meet your old friends from InterNations and get to know some new interesting people at this networking fun event at Banco Casino Bratislava. You will enjoy a burlesque show, live music by Igor Pekarik – one man band, a welcome drink, free buffet food and fantastic raffle prizes at midnight. Entrance: FREE. Note: You must be 18+ to enter, your ID will be required as a proof of age. More info.
GOOD MARKET ON JAKUBOVO SQUARE
The spring edition of the popular, regularly organized Good market at Jakubovo square is coming! Come to slow down and enjoy the life. The program will entertain the whole families and topics of this edition are philosophy of slow food, ecological issues and questions of what we purchase and from whom. More info.
AFRICAN MOVIE NIGHTS – BEASTS OF NO NATION
Come and enjoy the first of many African movie nights. You will be shown movies by Africans, movies about Africans and movies shot in Africa. Entrance is 5 €. Check out more details here.
BRATISLAVA TO ALL PEOPLE
23. – 24.4.
Museum of Bratislava City is celebrating city’s anniversary by opening its expositions to all visitors. The weekend full of celebrations, remembering the historical privileges of the city, visits around 150,000 visitors each year. Come and get to know your city closer. More info.
BAZAAR AT THE DEVIN CASTLE
Bazaar at the Devin Castle is aimed at antiquities, hand-made products and vintage style. The theater show for children, workshops and debates in cooperation with Bratislava Beautification Association are waiting for you. Entrance: FREE. More info.
ANASOFT LITERA FEST
25. – 30.4.
The project Anasoft Litera is organized by an NGO ars litera since 2006 and it comprises of Literary Award and Literary Festival. This year, the festival has prepared different activities for its visitors, be it authors’ reading by Anasoft Litera Award 2016 finalists, workshops of creative writing or debates with authors. You will need at least some Slovak to enjoy this event. More info here.
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.
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.
ERASMUS SEMESTER CLOSING PARTY
Celebrate the end of semester and come to say goodbye to all your Erasmus & student friends! Best of the radio hits playlist will entertain you at the Unique Bratislava Disco Club. More info.
28.4. – 1.5.
The 37th edition of international floral and gardening fair in the Incheba exhibition centre. 169 exhibitors from 8 countries will welcome around 50 000 visitors. The spring is definitely here! :) More info.
Crazy cover versions of Lady Gaga, Adele or Pixies will be performed by the Norwegian trio Hurra Torpedo in Bratislava, which instead of conventional musical instruments uses old refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and microwaves to play. Get your ticket (18 €) here.
Balkan beats lovers, crazy Balkan Bashavel is back to welcome spring in Bratislava! Be prepared for balkan beats, gypsy madness, cumbia and reggae. Well-known DJ duo MALALATA invited Lithuanian DJ trio BALTIC BALKAN and Prague band THE LOVE SONGS ORCHESTRA as co-stars. Come and dance till the morning light! As a bonus, a dance workshop and a photobooth will be available. More info.
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.