Weekend picks: Rubens, FTC-MOL Fehérvár football game, Fish Festival and more 14-15-16 FEB

Budapest events this weekend 14-15-16 February 2020
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Weekend picks: the best things to do in Budapest.

Budapest events this weekend 14-15-16 February 2020 last chance for visiting the Rubens exhibition, football game, Fish Festival, Valentine's long weekend at Budapest Zoo and more.

This weekend in Budapest you can experience a real traditional Hungarian show by Parno Graszt, and a more solid evening promised by punk-rock bands Junkies and Aurora. 

An exciting day for the whole family on Saturday will bring musical folk tale about Carnival in a form that is more than child friendly at Fonó Budai Zeneház. Singing voices fill the rooms in the MagNet Community House on the Winter Night of Choirs and probably the best two Hungarian football teams will play against each other this Saturday at Groupama Arena Budapest.

Last chance sadly for visiting Rubens Exhibition this weekend, don't miss it!

Parties: we've got P.E.A.R.L and Tiga on Friday and Saturday, ensuring techno and electronic dance music lovers can enjoy themselves

Don't forget to visit Budapest Fish Festival on the weekend and go for a traditional dish!

Banksy Exhibition Budapest

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Fantasy Island
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Valentine's Day Discount at Budapest Zoo - FRI-SAT-SUN

This Valentine's long weekend you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1 when visiting Budapest Zoo. All you have to do is to hug your partner at the entrance upon arrival to unlock this offer. Valid on 14-15-16 February, open 9 am - 4 pm, tickets 2,500 HUF - 3,300 HUF.

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The Art of Banksy - TEMPORARY EXHIBIT

Open until 30 April 2020, the unauthorised and illegal Banksy Exhibition is certainly a must-see these days in Budapest.  Tickets are cheaper on weekdays and when you buy them online. Open every day 9 am - 8 pm.

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P.E.A.R.L. - TECHNO

Some quality Spanish techno brought to you by Technokunst. P.E.A.R.L. has  already played once a live act in Budapest but prepare yourself now for the DJ experience.

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Junkies/Aurora Concert - PUNK-ROCK

Junkies, the well-known punk-rock band offers unbridled cheerfulness that can truly convince people that life consists of a single Saturday night. And Aurora, originally formed in 1982 under the name 'Terrorists' will certainly help them achieving this.

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Parno Graszt Concert - WORLD MUSIC | JAZZ

Parno Graszt is one of the most original and popular ensembles playing traditional Gypsy music in Hungary. This time they will play an unamplified show, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

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Budapest events this weekend 14-15-16 February 2020

WINTER NIGHT OF CHOIRS

Winter Night of Choirs - COMMUNITY SINGING

Singing voices fill the rooms in the MagNet Community House on the Winter Night of Choirs, with the participation of 17 choirs, representing various genres such as folk, classic, contemporary and pop. You can listen to concerts, enjoy the Singing Courtyard, and sing the closing song together with the participants at the end of the night. From 5 to 10 pm, tickets from 1,000 HUF to 2,500 HUF.

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Ferencváros - MOL Fehérvár FC - FOOTBALL

Probably the best two Hungarian football teams will play against each other this Saturday at Groupama Arena Budapest. You can buy tickets at the Arena in person (10 am - 6 pm on weekdays and 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday and before the game) and you will need the following: your ID or passport (either Hungarian or a foreign one) so you can register your personal supporter-card. All tickets are issued to your personal supporter-card and you can enter the venue only by scanning your palm of the hand at the gates. Kick-off: 7:30 pm. Tickets from 2,350 HUF.

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Dorota/Vedat Akdag/RitMosaic - CONCERTS

Hungarian band Dorota will play their first album (Solar the Monk) to the audience at Gólya, targeting those post-hypnotic community spaces. They play something you would call an ecstatic folk of a non-existent world. The night is kicked off by the RitMosaic percussion ensemble and there will be also a special set by Vedat Akdağ.

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Sisi and her beloved Hungary - CASTLE WALK

The Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, arguably the most beautiful queen in the world, used to spend long weeks in Buda Castle. This tour will walk you through the past and present of the Várkert Bazár, a neo-Renaissance complex designed by Miklós Ybl and built as an enclosure to the royal gardens. Guided tour in English at 2 pm on Saturday, tickets 4,000 HUF.

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Budapest Fish Festival SAT-SUN - GASTRONOMY

Budapest Fish Festival this February is a great event to visit especially if you like carp! There will be heated tents and even concerts and the festival is child friendly offering a huge amusement park. You will be able to fish and taste numerous types of fish. Fish soup is a traditional Hungarian meal and now you'll have the chance to enjoy this lovely dish.

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Family Carnival Celebration – FOLK, HANDCRAFT, KIDS

An exciting day out for the whole family with musical folk tale about Carnival that brings the audience into the story. There will be mask making workshop and an interactive concert with witches, cobbler boys and devils from the end of the world.

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Tiga - TECHNO, ELECTROCLASH

Electroclash fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music. You can expect a great party from one of its pioneers, the Hungarian-born Tiga.

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Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting

RUBENS

Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting - CLOSING DAY

The last day of this magnificent exhibition with extended opening hours, don't miss it! Buy your tickets online prior your visit to avoid disappointment.  Open from 10 am, on Friday-Saturday-Sunday admission until 7 pm, closing from 7.45 pm.

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Pici Market - BABY FAIR

Pici Market will be the coolest baby designer fair at Buda's Larus Event Center this weekend. You will find more than 50 talented Hungarian designers with domestic products specifically for moms, children and babies. Admission is free, open 9 am - 6 pm.

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16 amazing things to do in Budapest this week, 10-16 February

Things to do in Budapest this week 10-16 February 2020
See our weekend picks here.

Welcome to another awesome week in Budapest. It brings the last chance for visiting the Rubens exhibition and also for ice-skating in Városliget and more.

Those loving to attend concerts can enjoy this week a real traditional Hungarian show by Parno Graszt, and a more solid evening promised by punk-rock bands Junkies and Aurora. Special live solo jazz act by Barabás Lőrinc will entertain everyone visiting Budapest Jazz Club on Wednesday night.

Theatre lovers can experience bel canto opera this week at Palace of Arts; Bellini's La sonnambula will be on play on Tuesday. Traditional Hungarian dance act Our beloved Kalotaszeg performed by Duna Art Ensemble will also take place there on Thursday. An exciting day for the whole family on Saturday will bring musical folk tale about Carnival in a form that is more than child friendly at Fonó Budai Zeneház.

Last chance sadly for visiting Rubens and the ice-rink in Városliget this week, don't miss them!

Parties: we've got P.E.A.R.L and Tiga on the weekend, ensuring techno and electronic dance music lovers can enjoy a great Valentine Saturday/Sunday night.

And last but not least: visit Budapest Fish Festival on the weekend and go for a traditional meal!

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Bellini's celebrated bel canto opera work, La sonnambula was composed in 1830/31 as a result of the general widespread fashion of the time of creating works for the stage dealing with sleepwalking. Somnambulism means the genetically determined disorder of walking around during the stage of deep sleep.


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When: 7pm-10pm TUE 11 February 2020 [icon name="calendar" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Where: Mupa Budapest - 1095 Budapest Komor Marcell u. 1. [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Cost: 3300-9900 HUF [icon name="money" class="" unprefixed_class=""]

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Budapest ice skating

The last chance for ice-skating in Városliget this season will be on Wednesday and Thursday as the ice-rink will be closed for skating after. These last sessions will be held between 9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 8 pm.


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Cost: From 1,000 HUF [icon name="money" class="" unprefixed_class=""]

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Barabas Lorinc jazz club Budapest

Special solo live act by Barabás Lőrinc. He usually invites guests for a trippy improvisational night, but this time he will be multitasking on stage in solo. He will play his trumpet, keyboards, effects and - as usual - it will be awesome.


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Where: Budapest Jazz club, Hollán Ernő utca 7. 1136  [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
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Kalotaszeg dance

Kalotaszeg in Transylvania is one of the most famous and important ethnographic landscapes for Hungarian culture. The typical region of Kalotaszeg in its entirety is, even today, a serious experience for every person of healthy eye and soul, and for anyone who loves and understands beauty.


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Where: Mupa Budapest - 1095 Budapest Komor Marcell u. 1. [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
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parno graszt

Parno Graszt is one of the most original and popular ensembles playing traditional Gypsy music in Hungary. This time they will play an unamplified show, creating a truly unforgettable experience.


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Where: Mupa Budapest, 1095 Komor Marcell u. 1 [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Cost: 2900-6900 HUF [icon name="money" class="" unprefixed_class=""]

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Junkies

Junkies, the well-known punk-rock band offers unbridled cheerfulness that can truly convince people that life consists of a single Saturday night. And Aurora, originally formed in 1982 under the name 'Terrorists' will certainly help them achieving this.


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Where: Barba Negra Music Club, 1117 Budapest, Prielle Kornélia utca 4. [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Cost: 3499 HUF [icon name="money" class="" unprefixed_class=""]

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PEARL techno

Some quality Spanish techno brought to you by Technokunst. P.E.A.R.L. has  already played once a live act in Budapest but prepare yourself now for the DJ experience.


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Where: LÄRM Dance Club, Akácfa utca 51., Budapest, Hungary, 1073 [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
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Budapest Fish Festival this February is a great event to visit especially if you like carp! There will be heated tents and even concerts and the festival is child friendly offering a huge amusement park. You will be able to fish and taste numerous types of fish. Fish soup is a traditional Hungarian meal and now you'll have the chance to enjoy this lovely meal.


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Where: ELTE Lágymányosi Campus - 1117 Budapest, XI. Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a. [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
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Fono Budapest Carnival

An exciting day out for the whole family with musical folk tale about Carnival that brings the audience into the story. There will be mask making workshop and an interactive concert with witches, cobbler boys and devils from the end of the world.


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Tiga Budapest

Electroclash fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music. You can expect a great party from one of its pioneers, the Hungarian-born Tiga.


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Where: A38, Petőfi híd, budai hídfő, Budapest, Hungary, 1117  [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Cost: 6,000 HUF [icon name="money" class="" unprefixed_class=""]

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Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting

The last days of the magnificent Rubens Exhibition this week with extended opening hours, don't miss it! Buy your tickets online prior your visit to avoid disappointment.  Open from 10 am, on Friday-Saturday-Sunday admission until 7 pm, closing from 7.45 pm.


What: Temporary Exhibit [icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
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Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41 [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
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katharina-roters_anatomy_of_a_dream

The exhibition Anatomy of a Dream presents the visual investigations pursued by Katharina Roters in Armenia since 2000. Expect Post-Soviet urban motifs and the case-study of Metsamor, the atomic city which was to be accomplished as a Soviet utopia, but collapsed as such into a barely breathing urban skeleton.


What: Temporary Exhibit [icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
When: TUE-SUN 12pm-7pm until 8 March 2020 [icon name="calendar" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Where: Mai Manó Ház - 1065 Budapest, Nagymező utca 20 [icon name="map-marker" class="" unprefixed_class=""]
Cost: 1500 HUF [icon name="money" class="" unprefixed_class=""]

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Banksy Exhibition Budapest

Open until 30 April 2020, the unauthorised and illegal Banksy Exhibition is certainly a must-see these days in Budapest.  Tickets are cheaper on weekdays and when you buy them online. Open every day 9 am - 8 pm.


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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
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Sorry we missed you
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The song of names
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