TOP EVENTS IN BRATISLAVA THIS WEEK

Follow the current happenings! This article gives a preview of top selected events in Bratislava.

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Carmen (opera) 20.1.

Carmen is an engrossing realistic musical drama of desire, passion, revenge, and death. Don José falls into the ultimately fatal burning passion about the beautiful and untamed Gipsy for whom he gave up all that was hitherto sacrosanct to him and yet he did not manage to keep her fickle favour. Carmen lives outside any established social norms and would rather die than give up her freedom and get forever attached to one man.The romantic music language of Bizet comes hand-in-hand here with the story the realism of which is quite disturbing. For the attitude of Don José to Carmen isn’t called love, but untamed passion that steals away his soul an honour. The opera is in four acts and will be performed in French. Details.

4saxess 21.1.

The 4saxess saxophone quartet impresses with its unconventional program and brilliant interpretations. When designing the program, they emphasize innovation and openness in relation to different musical styles and casts. Their repertoire consists of original music literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, adaptations of works of classical music as well as works of contemporary composers. The 4saxess quartet fulfills the highest quality standards thanks to its homogeneous sound, perfect interplay and common joy of play. Music is a central theme, free from any conventions – it is a language that everyone understands. Free entry! Read the details.

Take the first step 21.1.

A new year and a new decade starts and all around there are discussions about resolutions and targets. We all plan big for the coming year or decade but how about taking the first step now? Join this networking event organized by the CrossRoads Club. Facebook event.

Free guided meditations 22.1.

Meditation also for expats and English speakers. Whether you are an advanced practitioner, fresh beginner or never even heard about meditation, you are welcome to this guided meditation sessions every Wednesday at 6 pm in Bystro – Komunitná Obývačka. You will allow yourself the luxury of not having to do anything for a while, just be and observe the current moment. Learn more.

Danubius Gastro 23.-26.1.

For a few days, all existing flavors are concentrated in Incheba. The international fair of gastronomy is a place to be for all lovers of delicious food, coffee, wine and drinks. Your senses will also be pleased by attractive accompanying events. The competitions of bartenders, baristas, chefs, bakers, confectioners and sommeliers will definitely teach and entertain you at the same time. On the same date, the exhibition DANUBIUS GASTRO is complemented by the fair of travel and tourism ITF SLOVAKIATOUR, the exhibition HUNTING AND LEISURE and the exhibition FISHING AND LEISURE. Details here.

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Language Exchange Night 24.1.

Want to practice conversation in a different language with some great people? This is your chance! Let’s practice and improve while connecting with new and interesting people – the event is free of charge. Read more here.

InterNations Retro Party 24.1.

InterNations Bratislava is happy to invite you to a special event, a great retro party in town. As always, they will have ice breakers at the beginning of the event to meet other global minds and welcome new and regulars. 90’s and 2000’s music will be playing through the night and we will be dancing under the disco ball light. Details here.

Bibi Hall and Band in Bukowski bar 25.1.

Charismatic, talented and beautiful singer Bibi Hall with her band (Gabriel Berart – guitar, Tomas Rédey – bass, Karolina Uhercikova – drums) will bring world hits and some of her own songs at this performance. Come for some good live music and for a good drink to a popular bar! Start at 9 pm. More info.

SWAP in KC Dunaj 26.1.

Clothing SWAP is an event where you can bring your cherished clothes that you no longer need and exchange them for pieces you will love and proudly wear. Clothing SWAPs are not only considered a good way to refresh your wardrobe but also they are an act of responsibility. The better things you bring; the better chances you have to find something new to take with you. Read the details here.

Slovak Philharmonic: Hommâge à Bohdan Warchal 26.1.

Come to listen to the performance of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra which will be playing famous melodies by 5 various composers, among them also Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert starts at 4 pm in the afternoon. Details.

Author: Maria Kecsoova

NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.

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