We give you 10 tipps here to enjoy your stay!
A unique series of exhibitions in Hungary. The Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition has come to its jubilee 30th anniversary.
The exhibiton shows the 1000 year history of Budapest, the Hungarian capital. The story palette is from ancient premises to the end of communism.
After successfully reopening its club event, Slam Poetry Budapest keeps the ball rolling.
The exhibition of Gróf Ferenc and Jean-Baptiste Naudy, also known as Société Réaliste couple has opened in the Ludwig Museum.
The Human Body exhibition in the Váci1 business house. Every mistery that you've never known about your body.
Countries of this region are very different. If we try to find a common denominator, they all have the Danube run through them for shorter or longer stretches.
Hungarian folktales, ghost stories, Greek mythology and Boccaccio’s Decameron on stage together at Hungary’s storytelling festival, entering its second year.
Bakonyi Zsuzsa's pictures were taken during a travel in Brazil. You can visit the exhibiton from 10th to 24th of March.
The great Japanese zen-master of abstract hiphop after his outstanding two gigs aboard returns to strike the Ship again.
The Galactic Boogie team is kicking off the spring party series with a top-notch event.
In the hilarious sound of the Brandt Brauer Frick the ambient of a club and a classic concert venue meet in unique way. Check them out on 5th of April!
A not conventional explanation of the classical piece. After the show you can talk with the creators.
The present retrospective exhibition at Kunsthalle opening January 26, 2012 aims at serving with a comprehensive view of the astonishingly coherent oeuvre of an artist belonging to the forefront of the minimalist and conceptualist movements, whose oeuvre ranges from pieces of a radically new perspective created 50 years ago in New York to the large-scale masterpieces recently displayed in Versailles.
On 1st of April, KÉK – Contemporary Architecture Centre organizes the Budapest Architecture Film Days for the fourth time, in Kino cinema.
In 2012 on the first Sparkling World event we can taste brut nature Champagne in the Hubay Room.
"Button it up! - Hungarian is fashionable" presents its conference, fashion show and award ceremony at Millenáris.
The topic of the exhibition (in the Museum of Fine Arts, from 30th of March to 1st of July) is: From Pictorialism to Modern Photography 1889-1929.
"This is Slam Poetry, feel free to include profanity!" Slam Poetry Budapest Club gathering, every last Thursday of the month in Mika Tivadar.
The famous violin artist visits Hungary on 28th of March. We recommend the concert not for just classic music lovers.
The last visit of Kenny Garret in Hungary was in 2007, when his own quartet opened the 10th Jazztergom Festival wowing the crowd with the music.
Loreena McKennitt started her "Celtic Footprints" tour around Europe. With her special, eclectic music she will fascinate the audience on 27th of March in Budapest.
The Subways will fascinate the audience on 26th of March on the A38 party ship. And the perfect warm-up for the night is Nonverse and Cante Diem.
One of the last big shows of the Budapest Spring Festival is the 'In a Maze' performance of the PR-Evolution Dance Company.
The Infernal Comedy is one of the main shows of the Budapest Spring Festival. Theatre performance (starred with John Malkovich) in English with Hungarian surtitles.
Budapest Spring Festival invites you to an unusual guided walking tour in the city with chamber music intervals.
Nordic House launched an LGBT film club in September which became very popular in a short time.
You can enjoy a piece called L'immédiat from the Compagnie L'immédiat association on 21st of March.
Budapest Spring Festival presents Percussion Day, a day that throbs and beats, recommended for all regardless of age.
Budapest Spring Festival presents 'Art Deco and Modernism' exhibiton, which main topic is the interior design in Hungary from 1920 to 1940.
Info Guide programmes for May: try fantastic Hungatrian shtots at the Budapest Pálinka Festival, visit open-air cultural events and enjoy circus like a child!
Info Guide programmes fro April: you can hear the zen of electronic music or jazzy sounds, go to the Titanic Film Festival and even visit the most breathtaking building in Budapest.
Here are the programmes for March. You can enjoy the spring during the Budapesti Tavaszi Festival, have unforgettable parties and visit special exhibitions.
Do you remember the surreal scene in the movie where the main character agonizes in the bar among dinosaurs and lizards? You can experience the same in Instant on 9 March.
On International Women’s Day the fabulous Juli Fábián will perform at Akvárium Klub in the electroacoustic formation she forms with Zoltán Kovács, alias Zoohacker.
The third venue of the open-air exhibition by Greenpeace is Széll Kálmán tér.
The Fashion Stills exhibition was opened on 16 February in Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel. The exclusive display lets visitors peek inside the backstage of the fashion world.
Kitchendreams and dream kitchens at Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
The animal inside you can be let loose on 2 March: Mary Popkids, Kistehén and others will give a on A38. Don your animal costume and party at the carnival of animals at A38.
Punnany Massif gives a special acoustic concert on 1 March in Akvárium. The songs are the same, only the sounding is different.
As many as three band will appear on the stage of A38 on March 1: Movits, Kéknyúl Hammond Band and Savages Y Suefo.
The Alchemist, who co-operates with world-famous artists, too, comes to Budapest on 27 February to show everybody that Mondays can also mean vicious partying.
Night of Baths is coming to its 5th event on 10th March, 2012 in the most popular 5 baths of Budapest. Due to last year’s huge success, the line-up is made of electronic live sets of 20 DJs again.
Six artists, six approaches, six decades: Hungarian photography since the 1960s.
A stunningly beautiful voice that melts those weird worlds of Tom Waits and Nick Cave into the dirty rock, blues, soul worlds of the apocalypse today.
Starting in early february the Chimera-Project literally pops up in the heart of Budapest – during a period of four month they friendly occupy the second floor of Telep (Madach ut 8.).
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s.
Best way to spend Sunday's afternoon is to visit WAMP at Millenáris Park.
The display presents Hungarian history through pictures and at the same time is closely linked to the reorganization of the 19th century permanent collection of the Hungarian National Gallery.
NATALIA LL is a true icon of Polish political and feminist art. For over forty years, she has been producing highly original works that have included paintings, drawings, photographs, installations, sculptures, performance and video art. She is among Poland's top media artists and one of the world's most important feminist artists. In addition, her penchant for formal experimentation coupled with vast knowledge and deep reflection has prompted her to produce many excellent texts. Natalia LL has participated in dozens of exhibitions and had many solo exhibitions in prestigious venues in Poland and abroad.
The KIBU Storytelling series second speaker will be EVAN ROTH founder of the Graffiti Research Lab and the a Free Art and Technology Lab.
The Hungarian exhibition of Rita Ackermann takes place in Ludwig Museum until 18 March.
Jane Birkin sings tonight on A38 ship!
Tuesday night everybody finds his favourite music at Instant.
According to the philosophy of Benjamin's flâneur roaming on the streets can be seen as a special way of reading, when all the people, shop-windows, cars, greenery we pass by transform into messages telling their own story in the most different ways.
A unique retrospection into the graphics of Tibor Csernus, Hungarian fine artist, in KOGART Gallery.
Sunday night programme? Roman Polanski's new film arrived in the cinemas.
Remember to visit the exhibition of Milorad Krstic, Simultaneous Games in the Twentieth Century, which is open until 8th January.
Don't miss the great audio-visual project night at Merlin Theatre.
Let's party tonight with Hó Márton and the Ice Age, The Poster Boy, The Moog and Tesco Disco on the top of Corvin!
A brand new ice-skating party is awaiting for you on 13 January at Eiffel Square.
Museum of Fine Arts welcomes guests both old and new to Museum+ evenings with a refreshed approach and new programmes.
American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there.
Wednesday night party? Choose Fogasház!
Téli Kertem waits for you with pleasant jazz music.
The exhibition of Cervantes Institute of Budapest presents drawings, engravings, posters and newspapers from the era of 1920 and 1950 in Mexico. The exhibition aims to show, how the political, economical and educational refoms were spread with the new tools of art and literature.
Tiny figures flying on sticks. A circus operating with images, sounds and gestures – a poetic journey for young and old alike.
Good party at Wednesday night? Corvin tető is the ideal place.
In the third part of Inspiration from Above series: two strong, sensitive personalities and straight music.
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and the street tough he hires to help with myriad things.
On the first Tuesday in 2012, Judie Jay and DJ Gattio play their music together.
Between 20 and 28 December you can experience the everyday wonders which surpass the ethnic, religious and cultural differences and make the eight days of Hanukkah the common celebration of love and light in the former Jewish district of downtown Budapest. This is what the participating 18 cultural squares also believe in, housing the eight-day-long cultural and musical programs and thus creating a never-before-seen cooperation in the city.
Do you like New Year’s Eve parties? And the new year? Whatever is your answer, you are bound to like the We Love 2012 New Year’s Eve party. At Budapest’s most frequented place, Design Terminál, it’s going to be the first time that such a large-scale party takes place, organized by We Love Budapest, and you’re more than welcome to join. What can you expect? Quality drinks, variable music, lively audience and entertainment without trampling on each other. Gift tickets to those commenting the article. For further details, see bottom of the page.
Merlin Theatre shares its belongings from the attic, office and cloakroom between 18th - 21st December with the audience.
When Budapest is decorated everywhere waiting for Christmas, it's time to visit the designer shops to discover some fantastic presents.
Now everybody can be an archaeologist for a spell, between 25 October 2011 and 15 January 2012 in an exhibition displayed in VAM Design Center.
Would you like to laugh at the Christmas madness this year? 10 December is your day and Toldi Club is the place!
It's been so long, but today Hungarian fans can finally meet their beloved singer, the world famous and charming Rihanna. As one of the most exciting and talented artist these days, Rihanna can convince us that her songs are amazing not only on her albums but also in a live show.
The exhibit presents the relics of a special period in the 20th-century history of culture, concentrating on the psychedelic rock posters of the San Francisco Bay Area, from between 1965 and 1971.
This year, WAMP starts the Christmas season with our very first and very own gastro fair! Right before you pack your shopping bags full with presents at the Triple Christmas WAMPs (4th, 11th, 18th of December), fill up your larder with design dainties!
Odeon Lloyd cinema is full of fear once in every month, because real horror fans know it's worth to watch horror movies only at nighttime! You don't have to act upon the last metro, you can go home by the first night bus. The cinema waits for you with a dark projection room and closed buffet, so feel free to bring food and drinks!
On 22nd November the excellent singer, Tom Jones comes to Budapest to fascinate the Hungarian fans.
If you like animation, check out Anilogue International Animation Film Festival in Uránia and Toldi Cinema from 23rd November. Just like in the last 9 years the festival will be organized together by Budapest and Vienna.
One of the most prestigious regional design events, Fashion Video Festival will be organized between 22-26th November in Budapest.
Kertem cinema moved to Kazinczy and Dohány street corner to the new Téli Kertem, where you can watch films for free.
Naomi Devil is one of the most talented young artists in her twenties. Her exhibition opens in Ötkert.
Marseille will take over the board of A38 for two nights to present unforgettable musical experience for the lovers of electronica.
EDIT is Hungary's annual dance film platform organized by the Workshop Foundation. Over the 7 years of its existence EDIT has set a tradition of screening a colorful selection of international and Hungarian dance films every year.
The A. E. Bizottság, borne out of the Szentendre-based Vajda János Stúdió and founded by autodidactic artists, was a determinant band of the Hungarian counterculture of music in the 80s.
Hungary’s unique winter festival, the Monster Energy Fridge will return to Budapest this year: between the 10th and the 13th of November a 34 meter high ramp, the world’s best snowboard and free ski racers, international concerts and DJs will ensure that the capital is alive even is the wintertime.
On November 8 our guest bartender will be Spaniard Bernabeu. Spaniard is from Copenhagen, Denmark. He is working in Coppenhagen, in Hotel 27.
The blonde goddess of Nouvelle Vague hits the ship with her solo project this time that is accompained by a first class band and features moving chansons, romantic moods and kicking, truly French dance music that moves your whole body on a unique night made for love.
Art is an ever-renewing scene that is in constant search for new forms of contact and relationship which is characterized by perpetual transformations of the connection between art and its consumers.
Remember those slow art history classes at school? Well, scrap those memories and see how art, Budapest, hip DJs and fab Boutiq Bar cocktails are THE ideal mix...
World Press Photo is an extensive mirror on the modern world, an event important to both visual culture and historical scholarship. It may be stated without exaggeration that the exhibit is one of the most popular cultural events in Budapest.
The outstanding, fresh, provoking and kicking representatives of hardcore hiphop, The Dope DOD are one of the best thngs that could happen to the hiphop scene. They perform on this night along with their best and greatest mates on the Budapest scene.
SUGAR! design confectionary was created four years ago by Eszter Horváth. She was aiming at redefining everything we think about confectionaries not only from the point of view of products and flavours, but in interior design and image, as well.
The finest selection of pálinkas, superb sausages and live music awaits the visitors at the Castle of
Buda October 6-9. This year, the Pálinka and Sausage Festival of Castle of Buda hosts Russia and its
national spirit, vodka.
FabLab's first Pest-based workshop was opened on 19 May 2011 in Holló street.
At the special Graffiti and Street Art event visitors can experience the exciting and sometimes surprisingly creative world of the streets and walls of the capital.
In the past few years Design Week has collected a significant amount of flags and tarpaulins as a result of its own programs and outdoor advertising campaigns.
The letter U came from our choice to choose a visual emblem describing the spacial relations covering the festival venues: starts from the 5th distict-located Régiposta street turning into the Galamb street stretching down to the Pesti Barnabás. In the high time - 30. September (Friday) from 6 pm till the moon comes up - there is no physical hung-up to get around each program places due to prohibited car parking. Yep!
Pop music trendsetter Britney Spears, who has continually captivated crowds around the world with her live music events.
We were used to the fact that Látomás constantly changes, but now it has reached another milestone. All around, we could hear a lot about the opening of the men’s department, Friday’s Wear.
Neston.hu presents Neston Kick off party at A38.
The keywords 'Leipzig' and 'Art' imply a complex field of historic and artistic interconnections. Art from and in Leipzig is regularly associated with the notion of a Leipzig School, the definition of which tends to remain vague, meaning everything and nothing.
A tribute to the artistic life of the great butoh master, who died in 2010 at the age of 103.
Budapest is a loveable metropolis of many faces. On the one hand, it retains its old character, its original urban texture; on the other hand, many of its neighbourhoods have been renovated since the regime change. With the mighty river Danube flowing through it, the city takes deep breaths with its abundant green areas, while its downtown is a true urban space pulsating to the rhythm of a beating heart.
GOUBA is a regular program in Budapest inviting both tourists and locals for a refreshing walk in the heart of the city.
This sunny afternoon is definitely for the literature.
…a.k.a. the presentation of the works of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century avantgard at Ludwig Museum till the 25th of September.
The three canticas of Dante’s Divine Comedy are the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise – a trilogy that seeks to stylishly unite the tenth anniversary of the Maladype Theatre’s work, starting with the Inferno – instead of realms shrouded in mist, we’re faced with precisely defined, measurable and detailed sections of Space.
Tonight the gorgeous George Michael is going to have a concert at Sportaréna.
Come to the celebration of Hungary’s cities and villages and celebrate our traditions together with us.
Melbourne poet and child psychiatrist, Dr Jennifer Harrison and András Imreh will be reading and discussing poems in Massolit Books&Cafe.
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
One of the most important character of the Hungarian underground scene, Zagar live tonight az Zöld Pardon.
For the 10th time in the most elegant of surroundings in Budapest, the main event of the internationally recognised festival is to be held at the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Buda Castle.
It seems as if it was only a few years ago when the Wine Festival first opened its gates on Vörösmarty Square, at that time to only a couple of hundred uncertain, yet curious locals.
The Budapest show comprising some 200 works adopted a reworked concept of the recently closed The Eight exhibition in Pécs.
A gorgeous Belga concert is going to be held in Zöld Pardon tonight. Don't miss Hungay's favourite rap band.
On the 3rd of September Normafa Roots party again! There is no better start for September and for tha last summer open-air party.
The Wine Festival will open with the key cultural event, the Gala Concert, at the Palace of Arts with famous artist.
So we are pleased to announce the 7th BuSho International Short Film Festival!
Tonight My Blueberry Nights Screening at Tranzit summer filmclub.
Nearly a hundred kinds of beer at the same place for the first time at the first Buda Castle Beer Festival.
‘Blue Valentine’ is a refreshingly raw and modern meditation on the elusive nature of love, featuring awesome performances from leads Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. From today the film is in the Hungarian cinemas as well!
Today it is your last chance to grab some pieces from the spring-summer collection of Nanushka in her pop-up store in Fashion Street!
The spectacular new museum buildings, the growing number of visitors all over the world, clearly show the fundamental changes that museums went through during the last couple of decades.
Every year for four days Buda Castle is in the centre of interest all over the country. Thanks to the Festival of Folk Arts about 800 craftsmen and 80 000 visitors spend these days in the spirit of traditions.
Are you bored of the usual everydays? Come and cheer up with us on Margaret Island!
We celebrate the foundation of the Hungarian state 1000 years ago. The new bread is blessed on this day too. Countless programs await both locals and tourists all the day round.
Besides commemorations organized by political parties there will be numerous other exciting things to do especially for families with children. This year we have the special opportunity to start preparations for the celebration on 19 August!
Late night tune spa in Széchenyi Bath, on every Saturdays from August 20th.
Music: Funk, Soul, R’n’B, House, Drum and bass, Triphop, Breakbeat
Visuals: Moon, Milky Way, Big Dipper, Evening Star
Dress code: waterproof
If you don't spend the Sunday afternoon at Sziget, go to Erzsébet Square to the WAMP design fair!
The official Sziget programme with all the stages, artists and more!
Sziget organizers launched a sensational piece of last-minute news, just about 2 weeks before the start of the event: on 9 August 2011, Sziget Festival’s Main Stage will host Prince Roger Nelson, the legend who entered the rock’n’roll hall of fame by the name Prince. Being in the spotlights since 1976, selling over 100 million records, reaching 10 platinum releases and also earning several Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar, here he is to give all he got for Sziget fans from all over the world. You can already start to get ready for hits like ’Purple Rain’, ’Kiss’, ’When Doves Cry’, ’1999’ and so much more.
Photo exhibition of the inner gardens of Budapest in 400 Bar.
On Sunday night go to the City Park, and enjoy the sight of two Chekhov classics.
"...The music of Bolero suggests the imression of the birth, the passing, the beginning and the end."
Come and play pétanque in Pest!
The organizers of "Látszom" ("You can see me") is to show the faces of homeless people in Budapest. Last year was the first time, when pieces of art could be seen from homeless artists. This year's project is to show the real faces of these artists to the audience.
Tonight in Holdudvar watch the brand new classic of Woody Allen, with protagonists such as Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas.
An unusual history class on the screen.
Tonight, after dusk at 21.15 French film night in Holdudvar Garden Cinema!
This weekend starts with Borjour again!
The unique, powerful and merry sound of jazzy ska represented by the NYSJE has been one of the freshest airs to breath since the fall of the iron curtain and not by any chance, its a real must to check out why.
The 5 years old WAMP was selected to be among the 20 best hungaricums. Today's fair will be different than the previous ones.
Tokaj Kereskedőház Zrt. launched a wine label design tender on 8th May.
July 16th, 2011 (Saturday) 8pm Hungarians will also have a chance to admire personally one part of the installation, a six-meter-high garlic at Anker köz, where its creators present this work of art combined by a discussion with the audience.
This afternoon it is worth to visit the Millenaris, because you can participate at yoga classes and other games.
If you got a pair of Levi's jeans and like to party, come to Ötkert on the 16th June, 2011 to the Levi's Vintage Party!
The successful Margó Literature Festival of last april moves to the Millenáris Park from july 14th awaiting everyone who is interested in alternative literature events under the auspices of Millenáris Picnic.
Have you ever wondered about watching a play in the theatre with a glass of wine, not having to wait till the break to conquer the buffet?
Hubertus von Nohenlohe, a contemporary photographer, sportman and singer was born in a German celebrity and aristocratic family in Mexico.
Do not miss the French film "La chance de ma vie" in Holdudvar French garden cinema tonight with English subtitles!
During one month a classical and a salon music festival will be held at Vajdahunyadvár.
4th edition of Crosstalk Video Art Festival Budapest will be presented at Gozsdu Courtyard.
In this edition, the aim is to create the largest street photo mural in Barcelona, Madrid, Valence, Lisbon, Budapest, Rome, Nicosia, México City and Buenos Aires.
Hurry up, till the 31st of July you can visit the unusual exhibition of Michael Borrëmans.
We won’t have a big dilemma about the after party this time, as the next Borjour Extra will be held at Casa de la Música. You can decide whether to go dance after the wine tasting to the different rooms of the five-story apartment building, look for the stage or take a seat at the lounge with the hotel guests.
The organizers of VOLT decided to show the guests a vivid picture of our country through the glasses of a typical festival visitor, to let them see how we picture Hungary in 2011.
Tonight the Birightness of Budapest is going to be held at the Academy of Sciences.
The 3-day-long party will be held on a simbolical place, on the two benks of the River Danube, the junction of many Europen countries and people.
Summer and winter ain't the same here. The city is often scolded, but it always warms our hearts. Yeah, it means different things for those who live here and those who just visit rarely. Budapest is marvellous if you're in love and sadly beautiful if you're strolling tired and blue.
Bike sale again on 11.06.2011. Saturday. All sellers and buyers are welcome between 13:00 and 19:00 in Kazinczy str. 14.
Regular guests are waiting for the middle of May when they can have a taste of the best Hungarian wines, and when they can meet the best winemakers as well.
The Beat for Europe Project is having another conference in the near future, which is about to discuss the ideal relationship between culture and tourism, and the effective marketing opportunities in these areas. The "Culturism- the common factors and marketing opportunities of the touristic cultural sector in Hungary" titled event is the continuation of the first conference, which was about the positive effects of Hungarian tourism due to the EU presidency.