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Budapest Weekend Guide 23-25 February

Each week, we gather all of the important happenings taking place in our favourite city so you can plan ahead.

5 free things to do in Budapest in February

Explore Budapest's vibrant culture without spending a penny! From art exhibitions to live concerts, comedy shows, and folk dance, here are 5 banging events to join this February.

1. Urban Erotica Exhibition

Delve into the world of Hungarian painter, Gergely Gyuricza, as he unveils his latest project centred around passion and erotic relationships (read more about the artist in our previous article). Focusing on the intimate psychological space shared between two individuals, Gyuricza's exhibition, 'Urban Erotica' is a must-see from Valentine's Day until March 2nd at the Klauzál6 Projekt Gallery. Experience his unique interpretation and, on February 23rd, enjoy a light painting session while lounging on comfy bean bags. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 4 pm - 7 pm.

More details here (Hungarian-only).

2. Music in the metro – Live concerts every Wednesday

An initiative that turns commuting into a soul-stirring audio experience within an architecturally intriguing stop of Budapest's M4 metro line. Every Wednesday between 4 pm and 7 pm, talented Hungarian musicians perform at Fővám tér metro station. All concerts are free of charge to anyone who happens to be in transit at this underground station.

The concerts are in the middle level, where you can only enter with a valid ticket or pass.

3. Giggles at Gaby's – English Comedy Show

Gear up for a night of laughter at the American-style hangout Gaby's on February 22nd! The riverside bar regularly hosts an open-mic comedy night, always promising giggles and belly laughs. They also serve delicious cocktails and bar food on the site, so it's worth coming early. Keep in mind that entry is free, but if you enjoy the show, feel free to contribute with donations. So, pack some cash and get ready for a side-splitting good time!

More details here and book a table here.

4. Buildings Tell Tales: Budapest's Hidden Architectural Heritage

Step into the world of Budapest's architectural gems at  Hintaló bar's latest exhibition. Through the captivating photos of amateur photographer  Vincent Baumgartner,  you can peek behind closed doors and explore hidden stories within old houses. Vincent spent years documenting the lesser-known aspects of old apartment houses in Budapest and aims to inspire appreciation and conservation of these often overlooked treasures.

The exhibition is on view until the 7th of March. More details here.

5. Folk Tuesdays at Pótkulcs

Pótkulcs is a hidden gem in the middle of the 6th district. It comes with multicultural vibes, reasonably priced pints and live music. And on Tuesdays, folk tunes fill the air as the Hungarian band Kétpeti takes the stage. There is no entry fee and dancing is perfectly acceptable, even encouraged.

More details here.

(Cover photo: Zoltán Balogh - Urban Erotica)

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