Cool things to do in Budapest 9-15 March


Cool things to do in Budapest 9-15 March

Activities in March Budapest (9-15)

Budapest is getting ready for the last week in winter (yes!) and I have brought many concerts, art events and more to attend.

Szentendre Skanzen will open this coming weekend, I strongly recommend to visit and enjoy the events – this can be great fun for the whole family and you can learn many things about Hungary. Easter is also around the corner, there is a great egg painting course for those who love traditions and unique experiences.

Music: there are a few events mentioned in this post, but check the one dedicated to 41 live concerts too, you can find that here.

Budapest Photo Festival is cracking on and there are many other exhibitions opening and closing as well in the city. Two about religion and we have also fashion and history and some beautiful paintings by Mara Kinga.

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(Cover photo courtesy Tibor Lezsófi)

Editor’s Pick

skanzen szentendre museumSeason Opening: Szentendre Skanzen Open Air Folk Museum

Travel through time in Hungary’s largest open air museum. You can see a real exhibition of the way of Hungarian life as regards housing and farming habits, festivals and everyday life. On Saturday, the museum will open the 2020 Season with its Hussar Weekend theme. There will be horseback Hussar shows, skill games, craft fair and more.

Easter egg painting course BudapestEaster: Hungarian Egg Painting Course

Painting eggs is part of the Easter holiday routine in Hungary. Learn about common egg decoration techniques and motifs in the Carpathian Basin. The course focuses on Gyimes and Moldavian motifs. Course duration: 30 hours.

See my latest post dedicated to music concerts this week.

The Jackson Pollock (ITA) + Piresian Beach (HU)

Bruce Lee influenced primitive garage rock attack from Italy and a more or less random selection of songs played on a single guitar.

The Royal Freak Out, Woodstock Barbie, Feed the Mogul, Seine (HR)

Grunge and progressive rock night out. The Croatian Seine is currently one of the most original bands on the local undergound scene. The styles they play are noise and alter rock, trip hop and no wave.


Bringing the African vibes monthly. Organic live sets, live insruments, guest musicians. Last indoor race walking before the season on Saturday.

Mézigue ~ mhmm

The masked DJ has been beaming his music from the streets of Paris to the world for the past five years.

P L A S T I C with DAX J (Extended set)

Dax J, Sikztah, Gabor Kraft.

Temporary Exhibit. During the Second World War, there were few photographs of Jews wearing a yellow star in Hungary, as people do not like being in front of a camera in humiliated situations.

Faith – Trust – Secrecy: Religion through the lenses of the Secret Police

Temporary Exhibit. Learn about the complex interactions of the communist-era secret police with religious groups and those seeking to research them.

Closing: Focus on the Middle Ages

Temporary Exhibit. What’s new in 2018 archaeological excavations at Budapest History Museum.

Closing: Shine! – Fashion and Glamour

Temporary Exhibit. Sparkly clothes, fashion and luxury in various styles from different periods of time at Budapest History Museum, Kiscell Museum.

Opening: Exhibition of painter Mara Kinga

Temporary Exhibit. In her pictures, dream and reality, emotions and stories are intertwined. Her work is mature, but the artist rarely goes public.
Her works have been exhibited in museums in Eastern Europe and Asia.

Budapest Photo Festival

Opening exhibitions this week:

  • ARTPHOTO GALLERY – György STALTER: Gardens Berlin Neukölln
  • Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest – A New Vision of Debris
  • HM – MoD Military History Institute and Museum – Captured Moments – Army Life in the 1960s in Photographs
  • HYBRIDART SPACE – Fresh Meat
  • ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI BUDAPEST – Tina MODOTTI: Spirit, Revolution and Lens. An Italian Photographer in Mexico
  • VILTIN Gallery – What about us?
  • Ybl Creative House Buda – Inner Landscapes – KOLOZSI Bea, MUCSY Szilvia, PATAKI Ágnes

Contemporary dance. A performance that gives birth to itself. We don’t remember how we were born, and we won’t be able to tell the story of our dying.

The Unknown

Dance Theater Passion Game. Based on Jorge Luis Borges’s novel The Gospel of Mark.

Premiere: Busa Balázs: Epreskert / Hámor József: Liza – Gangaray Artistic Program

Contemporary dance. Two short pieces in which the two choreographers randomly weave their thoughts around one theme.

Hencida Dance House

Hencida Dance House and Folk Pub at Három Holló/Drei Raben. String and Moldavian dances.

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Ferencváros (FTC Telekom) – Újpest (UTE)

Ice-hockey. Erste League semi-finals second game.

Let’s cycle around Óbuda

The first stop of the event series will be Szentendre. The organisers are waiting for families and friends on Saturday in Óbuda Main Square.

Zugló (BVSC) – Margitsziget (UVSE)

Women’s water-polo championship game.

Ferencváros (FTC) – Kaposvár (Rákóczi FC)

Football game at Groupama Arena.

Budapest Honvéd FC – Kisvárda (Master Good)

Football championship game.

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