Events & Programmes
tour, natural programs
A Walk on Margaret Island21 September 2018 - 31 December 2030
Despite late autumn, you can catch great sunny days in Budapest in November that are ideal for a walk in the green parts of the city. Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is the local’s number one spot for long walks and jogging.
The Water Tower hosts exhibitions, and other cultural events and the cupola offers a fine panoramic view.
The island boasts some historical sights as well – remains of medieval monastery.
gastronomic event (food and drink)
Rosalia - Rosé Festival31 May 2019 - 02 June 2019
Brought to you by the organizers of the prestigious Budapest International Wine Festival, Rosalia is Hungary's only festival dedicated to rosé wines, sparkling wines and champagnes. The three-day event features a Rosé Garden, with plenty of tasting, jazz concerts, kids programs and traditional Hungarian food paired with your wine. A rosé wine challenge is also part of the event.
Sziget Festival07 August 2019 - 14 August 2019
Budapest Sziget Festival takes place on Óbudai Island (aka Hajógyári Island) in Óbuda, northern Budapest. This year the festival celebrates its 27th jubilee welcoming visitors with around 1 500 programs on 50 venues across the island. Besides concerts, you can enjoy a wide range of programs: theatre performances, contemporary circus, movie screenings, museums, sport activities, there’s even a small beach where you can splash in the Danube. Although there will be several famous performers from all over the world, still, the biggest name amongst the singers will be Ed Sheeran's who were announced as a performer right after the Sziget of 2018 ended.
Muse: Simulation Theory World Tour28 May 2019
One of the best live bands in the world on May 28, 2019 at the Budapest Arena!
Slayer11 June 2019
"We want to assure our fans that we’ll be on the road through 2019
and will get to as many places around the world as possible”"
The End is Near… Slayer is making its exit with one, final world tour right now.
Tom Jones22 June 2019
Tom Jones’ 50-year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, he has garnered—at the age of 77—the best reviews of his career!
Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour25 June 2019
BACKSTREET BOYS ANNOUNCE BIGGEST ARENA TOUR IN 18 YEARS
Whitesnake25 June 2019
Mega platinum WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock ’n’ roll band founded and formed by DEEP PURPLE singer DAVID COVERDALE are proud to announce their first shows of the 2019 "FLESH & BLOOD" World Tour, which will feature songs from the new studio record to be released on Frontiers entitled “FLESH & BLOOD” alongside their biggest hits & songs from one of the greatest back catalogues in rock ‘n’ roll history spanning over 40 years.
TOTO - 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour 27 June 2019
A marvelous show on June 27th, 2019 in Budapest Arena!
Sting: My Songs02 July 2019
Sting: My Songs will be a rollicking, dynamic show focusing on the most beloved songs written by Sting and spanning the 16-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career with The Police and as a solo artist.
Richie Kotzen09 July 2019
When RICHIE KOTZEN plays his guitar, you know it’s him. The guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter possesses an inimitable style that’s both instantly recognizable and immediately striking. Probably that’s why Fender guitars have honored him with not one, but two signature model guitars until now.
Triumph of the Body. Michelangelo and Sixteenth-Century Italian Draughtsmanship05 April 2019 - 30 June 2019
Following extensive renovation, the Museum of Fine Arts reopened in the autumn of 2018 with a unique exhibition focused on the enigmatic small bronze representing a horse and its rider associated with Leonardo da Vinci. The next show, opening in the spring of 2019, will be dedicated to the unparalleled draughtsmanship of the other genius of the Italian Renaissance, Michelangelo.Drawing played a central role in the art of Michelangelo, who left behind a unique œuvre not only as a sculptor, but also as a painter and architect. More than 700 of his drawings have survived, while his art focused almost exclusively on the representation of the human body. The Budapest exhibition presents thirty of his nude studies, borrowed from the world’s most prestigious collections, like the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the British Museum in London, the Casa Buonarroti and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Louvre in Paris, the Albertina in Vienna, and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.Michelangelo’s masterpieces, including several drawings made for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Last Judgement, will be presented in the context of fifty drawings by some of his most talented contemporaries, such as Leonardo, Raphael, Signorelli, Pontormo, Bronzino, Salviati, and Rosso Fiorentino.
Message in Wax The exhibition of Ildikó Fekete, Easter egg decorator09 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
Ildikó Fekete is a Junior Prima Prize winning artist, a Young Master of Folk Art who received the Hungarian Artisan Excellence Award and the Pomegranate Prize. In 2017 she was elected into the 50 Talented Hungarian Young Persons programme. Trained as a mathematician, she devoted herself to this special form of art not only as a decorator, but also as the collector and systematizer of patterns known in Hungarian-speaking areas.
Since 2008 she has extended her reservoir of motifs to include Serbian, Czech, and Ukrainian designs, and she now presents around a thousand eggs at her exhibitions. At her new display, she presents patterns she collected in Hont County and Hétfalu, as well as her paraphrases of motifs from Gyimes.
The exhibition is on view between 9–28 April.
37th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition05 April 2019 - 12 May 2019
Organized every year since its inauguration, the Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition is the greatest survey of the profession in the country. The exhibition holds up a mirror to Hungary, showing its past year through some of its moments. And they are rarely sensational moments: the photos reveal everyday reality.With a selection that includes hundreds of pictures, the 37th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition highlights the variety of outlooks that photographers adopt in their treatment of the most important events of our shared life.
The exhibition is on view between 5 April and 12 May.
Landscapes06 April 2019 - 15 May 2019
The group exhibition of the Budapest Photo Festival
With the works of contemporary Hungarian photographers, the Budapest Photo Festival takes a look at approaches to a different classical theme every year, presenting them at a group exhibition in Kiscelli Museum. Following the exhibitions Subject (portraits) and Quietly (still life), the organizers of the 2019 show expect landscapes in the broad sense of the word, works that represent and interpret views.The curators anticipate works that seek to renew the considerable artistic and rich photographic tradition of the landscape, or attempt the visual analysis or representation of the natural and the man-made environment in the 21st-century, our increasingly strained relationship to the former.As seen at this exhibition, the variety and colourfulness of the approaches to the reinterpretation of the genre of the landscape should be representative of the diversity of photography in Hungary today.
The exhibition is on view between 6 April and 15 May.
GlasSpring Contemporary Hungarian glass art05 April 2019 - 27 April 2019
A unique material with special optical qualities, glass is both hard and soft, fragile and strong, capable of entrancing artists and viewers alike. The young enthusiastic artists who in the 1960s took part in the international studio glass movement experimented with glass in small studios, attempting to find new visual and formal possibilities in the material, rather than new functions for it.Hungarian glass art also saw the dawn of a new era: while traditions were revived and classical design enjoyed a renaissance, glass was increasingly considered as a raw material for sculpture. Over the past 50 years, Hungarian studio glass art has attained world-class quality, is prized by leading museums and collections, and keeps attaining international acknowledgement at the most prestigious exhibitions.In May, the members of the Hungarian Glass Art Society will have a new opportunity to show their art to the German public, thanks to the invitation of Glasmuseum Lette, an institution with a significant collection. The exhibition of Tér-Kép Gallery offers a selection from the material of this display.
The exhibition is on view between 5–27 April.
Labyrinth Mátyás Boros’s paper installation10 April 2019 - 31 May 2019
According to the well-known myth, Minos, the king of Crete, had a labyrinth built, where Minotaur, the human-bodied, bull-headed monster lived. The creature was slain by the brave Theseus, with the help of Ariadne, the daughter of the Cretan king. Made specifically for the space of the gallery, this interactive installation recreates the mythic structure and makes a sensuous experience of the impenetrable maze so as to bring its story closer to the audience.Visitors and those who take part at the related workshops can manipulate certain parts of the massive installation, which helps them to gain a deeper understanding of the questions, concepts, and symbols that appear in the story.
The exhibition is on view between 10 April and 31 May.
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