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Budapest Weekend Guide 3-5 November

Shows, concerts and cultural attractions – Budapest is always buzzing. Each week, we gather all of the important happenings taking place in our favourite city so you can plan ahead.

Friday, 3 November

Enikő Eged X OAT AVA Pop-up

Get to know Hungarian brands and designers at this pop-up event! It's jumper season, so the collaboration of Budapest-based knitwear brand OAT AVA and graphic designer Enikő Eged could not be more timely. At downtown spot Létminimum Bázis you can browse their latest collection while nibbling on yummy cakes by Sütike and admiring gorgeous flower decorations by Boom flowers.

More details here

Halloween at Hopaholic Craft Beer Bar

Extending opening hours and themed beers await at the party district's beloved craft beer bar and bottle shop, Hopaholic. You can clink your glasses to Halloween with pumpkin ales, Ghosts (in The Laboratory), and Midnight Specials. Keep the beer flights coming, offering a selection of four different beers, and if you get hungry between two rounds, order a pizza or a burger.

More details here

Budapest Showcase Hub – BuSH 2023

Between 2-4 November, more than 35 artists from over 13 countries flock to Budapest's iconic clubs and exclusive pop-up venues as the club festival Budapest Showcase Hub, BuSH for short, returns for the eighth time. It brings together lovers of fresh music and city festivals, with the hottest artists from Central and Eastern Europe all attending. International and local musicians will join forces to showcase the latest and most interesting international trends and phenomena.

See the programme and get tickets here

Belau: apriori Album Release Concert, Guest: Maluridé

Catch some Hungarian tunes at the beautiful House of Music Hungary. On November 3rd, the duo Belau, formed in 2015 (Péter Kedves and Krisztián Buzás), steps on the stage to showcase how they combine a longing and eternally hopeful atmosphere with current electronic music foundations. At the concert, you can embark on an inner journey through music, landing in hopeful and sunlit places where you can unwind and find harmony. The band's third album will be released in 2023, which they are presenting at the concert. During the evening, the art-pop trio Maluridé will also perform.

Get tickets here

Saturday, 4 November

Autumn Raclette Day at Czakó Farmers' Market

On 4 November (8 am - 2 pm), local producers are setting up tables at Czakó Piacz (farmers' market) to lay out their freshest produce. That means an abundance of veggies, fruit, jams, cheese, honey, ham, pastries, and flowers. And this time, it also means raclette, which you can have sprinkled with a mixture of spices, on top of a French baguette, with smoked ham and gherkin. 

The market opens at 8 am on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday and closes at 2 pm. Enter from Tigris utca.

Pulp Fiction at the Bem Cinema

On November 4th (8:30 pm), our favourite repertory cinema, Bem screens Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic, Pulp Fiction. The plot follows Jules Winnfield (Samuel L Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). It will be screened in English with Hungarian subtitles.

Get tickets here or on the spot.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2023

If the world of photography and journalism entices you, pop into the Hungarian National Museum this weekend. These are the last few days you can see the annual World Press Photo travelling exhibition and revisit the biggest news of the past year. 

Bonfire Night Celebration – Charity Party

Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) is an annual British celebration commemorating the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and involving bonfires and fireworks displays. If you join this annual gala at the Marriott Hotel on 4 November, you can get a taste of it. The event features free-flowing drinks, an international buffet, and wine tasting. It also unites a great variety of guests from the international community to enjoy a virtual bonfire, fireworks, light show, party tunes, dancing, and lots of prizes. Held in Budapest's 'Grand Ballroom' with magnificent views, they're supporting local children's charities. 
More details here.  

We Love Budapest Jazz Evening: Áron Hodek & The Pocket Crew

We Love Budapest has teamed up with Budapest Jazz Club to bring you a musical curiosity and a 'prodigy'. Áron Hodek is a 13-year-old bass guitarist from North-West Hungary, who has been globally recognised since he was 6 years old. On November 4th, he will perform with his brother Dávid, and their harmonious play will be complemented by the keyboard skills of Eugen Vizváry, one of Slovakia's prominent musicians.

Get tickets here

Holdturbina – Techno Party

If ending your day at a techno-oriented moon celebration sounds like your kind of Saturday, head to the 8th district cultural centre, Turbina. Expect a double-hall party that lasts until dawn and features the experimental, analogue and hypnotic sounds of Pulso and Marcelo Antonio. Simultaneously, local techno masters will also be getting a major spotlight during the evening, with a demanding track selection in both halls until the early hours of the morning.

Get tickets here

Sunday, 5 November

Floral Workshop & Brunch

Here is a perfect event for brunch and flower enthusiasts! On November 5th, the downtown concept store and café, The Garden Studio, is hosting a floral workshop while offering a delicious brunch selection of Turkish breakfast, mezze, or oriental sandwiches. You can step into the world of flower art brand Lilislillies, hand-pick from a curated collection of radiant blooms, and then craft your floral masterpieces with the help of the founder Liliane. 

More details here

Sweater Weather – Pop-up and Brunch

And here is another yummy brunch, but this time, combined with a pop-up market. As sweater weather has officially kicked in, there is no choice but to stock up on necessary pieces. Újbuda's health-conscious eatery Greenhabit is helping us get warm (or get our hands on some really cool souvenirs) by hosting 3 local designers: Kamay KoZOKNI kontent, and VerkstadenAfter a shopping spree, stay for a hearty but healthy breakfast.

More details here.  

Kiskertpiac Plant Fair

Speaking of markets: On November 5th (10 am - 4 pm), downtown MADHOUSE Bistro & Craft Beer Bar will be brimming with plants as Kiskertpiac Plant Fair pops up within its walls. Get your hands on houseplants, culinary herbs, succulents, cacti, and other colourful flowers and sustainable home decor items, which will brighten any gloomy autumn day. Then stay for a pint of craft beer, delicious snacks, and chilled vibes.

More details here

Makers' Market Budapest

The Makers' Market Budapest is a monthly fair, where you can get your hands on contemporary, artsy and designer products made by Hungarian designers. While at it, you can also chat with them and learn more about the items, which can also make beautiful presents, too. Their upcoming event is on November 5th (10 am - 4 pm), and apart from stocking up on super cool designer goodies, you can also join workshops and listen to live acoustic music at Marczibányi Téri Művelődési Központ (cultural centre).

More details here


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