15 Experiences Not To Miss In September While In Budapest

September events Budapest 2020

There are still many live concerts to enjoy in September in Budapest, despite of the COVID situation.  The city is about to host short film- and wine festivals and offer many new dining experiences. Market lovers: an independent label fair and The market day will both take place this month.

September events Budapest 2020 - music concerts, festivals, dining experiences, Independent Label Fair and more.

Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra create Caribbean atmosphere by playing pulsating ska, smoky reggae, domestic folk flavours, and drifting Balkan themes. This bomb-proof mixture works in all conditions, in summer, on the waterfront, and with a cold drink; they make you feel ecstasy. They are festival favourites, and you can listen to the ten-member band now in Kobuci Garden.

When: Monday, 07. September 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, III. Óbuda, Fő tér 1., Zichy-kastély udvar
Cost: 3,000 HUF

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble concludes this year's short but meaningful summer program series of the Castle Garden with a concert entitled The Folk Music of the Carpathian Basin in the Name of Togetherness. The show will feature the diverse, always captivating, unique music of Transylvania, Transcarpathia, the Highlands and the South.

When: Wednesday, 09. September 2020
Where: Castle Garden, 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.
Cost: From 2,000 HUF

Uniquely versatile Hungarian singer and songwriter, Veronika Harcsa's current project is an acoustic duo with guitar player Bálint Gyémánt. Visitors to the concert can witness a unique encounter between contemporary jazz and improvisational pop music. Why don't you read my recent interview with Veronika to learn more about her?

When: Wednesday, 09. September 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, III. Óbuda, Fő tér 1., Zichy-kastély udvar
Cost: 2,000 HUF

A little beyond the Roman Coast, the BP BARbq, which has been operating in Akácfa Street, has opened a new location at Pünkösdfürdő (Pentecostal Bath). The BP BARbq Terrace is a sizable terrace, with a slightly more comprehensive selection than downtown, and really in a much more attractive setting. For a larger company, it is worth ordering a large bowl with at least one piece of meat from the entire supply. It is an ideal destination for a short bike ride.

When: open now
Where: Kossuth Lajos Üdülőpart 115 Budapest, 1039

The 8th Fresh Meat, the Budapest International Short Film Festival will be held in Toldi from 10 to 16 September. There will be films specifically for children and the elderly, with a focus on horror and LGBT, both at home and abroad, and even SZFE exam films that are currently struggling to survive. Because the movies are short, there are a lot of them. Find the complete list of short films here.

When: 10-16 September 2020
Where: Toldi Art Cinema, 1054 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38.

The Independent Label Fair, which takes place on Saturday, 12 September, is the largest annual event of Hungarian underground record labels, where small publishers from various genres come together to present the current exciting Hungarian publications together. This year, more than 40 domestic and cross-border publishers will sell in Gólya, covering dozens of musical styles. This year's ILF is exceptional in that the situation caused by the coronavirus has worn out small publishers as well, so in addition to browsing new music, the fair aims to present small labels more thoroughly.

When: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Where: Gólya Presszó, 1089 Budapest, Orczy út 46-48
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In Nagymező Street, in an almost depressingly spacious room, there is a new restaurant, Lokum, operated by the Turks. Lokum might be the first place in Budapest where you can comfortably spread out around tables packed with small bowls to eat well. They serve breakfasts throughout the day. On the menu, there are tapas-sized salty and sweet dishes, stum tahini, but it is also worth choosing at least one of the salty cheeses. Two people can eat seven or eight bowls, so make sure you have enough time.

When: open now
Where: 1066 Budapest, Zichy jénő utca 30.

Dunapark Café, one of the longest-serving restaurants in all of Budapest, now has a great kitchen. Dunapark has been known for its representative appearance and guests so far, so it is a novelty that with the help of chef Gábor Mogyorósi, you can finally have a good meal here. The kitchen of the renewed Dunapark offers simple Hungarian and bistro classics, not even expensive compared to the surroundings, but at a very high level.

When: open now
Where: 1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi út 38.

There is a special edition of the Budapest Wine Festival this year due to COVID; a smaller-size yet high-quality event between 10-13 September at the Hunyadi Courtyard of the Royal Palace.

When: 10-13 September 2020
Where: Buda Castle, 1014 Hunyadi Courtyard

The Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery will once again hold Museum+ evenings offering exclusive museum experiences. The traditional event in September will feature popular guided tours, creative workshops, live music throughout the evening, and contemporary dance. Featured artist in September: Raffaello.

When: Thursday, 10 September 2020
Where: Museum Of Fine Arts, 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.

Qui on Arany János Street opened on the site of an Indian restaurant, partly reusing its decoration. The menu includes some Vietnamese and more Thai dishes, from bun cha to various curries. There are several dishes, such as a soup called kuay tiew tom yum or a unique form of xoi Chien sen made from sticky rice and minced pork. Trendy place, reservation recommended.

When: open now
Where: Arany János utca 13 Budapest, 1051

On Sunday the 13th, Elizabeth Square will once again host the Market Day, where a bunch of well-known Budapest markets will come together from WAMP to Pancson to Gozsdu, and you will be able to get pretty much everything. Design, vintage, antique, retro, unique clothes, accessories, jewellery, natural cosmetics, zero waste products, gastronomic specialities, the most delicate Hungarian vegetables and fruits, cheese, meat, honey, syrups and all kinds of backyard products from domestic primary producers.

When: Sunday, 13 September 2020
Where: Elizabeth Square, 1052 Budapest
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Not one night, not only an exhibition but also a fair: whoever counts in contemporary Hungarian jewellery, participates. You can attend opening events and impressive performances on weekdays, and visit nearly 30 venues on Saturday, 19 September, during the extended Night of Jewelry Budapest.

When: 14-20 September 2020
Where: at various locations

Csík Band turns the remarkable heritage, Hungarian folk music, into contemporary art and living urban folklore. They can play almost all musical dialects of historical Hungary; folk music that is one of the most colourful and diverse of its kind in Europe. And theirs has successfully integrated rock music, preserving the authentic values of traditional tunes. 

When: Wednesday, 16. September 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, III. Óbuda, Fő tér 1., Zichy-kastély udvar
Cost: 4,000 HUF

Brains, a concert band playing electronic music returns to the A38 Ship with a kicking double gig. Their music features several styles from drum & bass to hip hop, dancehall to rock, and ragga to folk. They have collaborated several times with international performers on both their records and concerts: their returning guest is Sian Evans, Kosheen singer, but they have also made joint tracks with Dynamite MC (ex-Roni Size), Topcat and Tenor Fly.

When: Thursday-Friday, 24-25. September 2020
Where: A38 Ship, 1117Budapest, Petőfi híd, Budai hídfő
Cost: From 4,490 HUF


17 Fantastic Music, Food and Cultural Experiences To Enjoy In August In Budapest

Budapest events August 2020

Many great live music acts are coming up in August in Budapest, even if these cannot accept more than 500 visitors. The reason for this is the latest COVID-related government decree, which means no show above 500 guests to be held. But concerts listed in this post will all take place. Budapest will also have cool exhibitions and dining experiences to offer in August, make sure you make the most out of it!

Budapest events August 2020 - live concerts, exhibitions, food experiences, Budapest baths and more.

Zugliget Chairlift operates again every day from 01 August 2020 exception of maintenance days, which are Mondays on even weeks. The cable car starts in the forest, and then it passes over private gardens. There is a fantastic view of Hármashatárhegy, the peaks of Pilis Hill, as well as Buda and Pest.

When: From 01 August 2020
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Techno party in the Danube Bend. Q3A, Nova Gravity, Mankind, Louie Triton, Muga (two).

When: Saturday, 01 August 2020
Where: Nomád Bár, Nagymaros, 2626
Cost: From 5.00 EUR

Hungarian singer and actress Péterfy Bori leads this band, which combines edgy indie rock with elements of pop, electronic, chanson, and even reggae. She is something on stage; expect glamour and unusual grit.

When: Saturday, 08 August 2020
Where: Barba Negra, Neumann János utca 2., 1117 Budapest
Cost: From 3,500 HUF

Open again until 30 August 2020, unauthorised and illegal Banksy Exhibition is undoubtedly a must-see these days in Budapest.

When: Until 30 August 2020
Where: Kazinczy utca 21, 1075 Budapest
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Cimbaliband's music mixes the Eastern European feel with folk music and the modern musical styles favoured by audiences. They present musical delicacies with the use of an extraordinary instrument, the cymbalom, fusing jazz, Latin music, and Balkan rhythms. As a result, you can experience what they call the original Eastern European cymbalom rock 'n' roll!

When: Saturday, 08 August 2020
Where: Fonó Budai Zeneház, Sztregova utca 3., 1116 Budapest
Cost: Free
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Budapest is world-famous for its baths, with good reason. Compare them with the help of our post and find out which one(s) to go-to for the perfect Budapest bath experience. You can find up to date COVID-related information about the spas, too.

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King of Hungarian blues, also known as Captain Bill or only Bill, Gyula Bill Deák is a living legend in Hungary. In 1984 he performed with Chuck Berry at the Budapest Sports Arena, who reportedly said: 'he's the blackest white singer I've ever heard'. He lost his left leg when he was eleven and walking up the stage with a crutch has given him a distinguished appearance ever since.

When: Sunday, 09 August 2020
Where: Barba Negra Track, Neumann János utca 2., 1117 Budapest
Cost: From 3,500 HUF

Kunsthalle Budapest is presenting a family history exhibition spanning four generations. Explore a selection from the works of Gyula Sándy Sr. painter, Gyula Sándy Jr. architect, Tamás Konok Sr. war photographer, and Tamás Konok, painter, a great-grandson, grandson and son. There are romantic mountain landscapes and people, Transylvanian folk architecture, Hungarian Art Nouveau, Evangelical churches, and geometric abstracts on display.

When: Now open
Where: Kunsthalle, Dózsa György út 37, 1146 Budapest
Cost: From 600 HUF
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A vast garden area has opened at the corner of Thököly út and Stefánia as Szaletly Garden. Its kitchen is a modernised monarchical one with Austro-Hungarian classics reworked and refined. There is goulash soup, fish soup, stews on the menu, but from top domestic ingredients, in extraordinary quality. Chef Bernát tries to revive the Stefánia corner with great meat dishes, thick beef necks, Mangalica chops, but with sophisticated sauces and kitchen technology. And it might be the first place on the Pest side worth eating fish soup.

When: Now open
Where: Szaletly Garden, Stefánia út 93, 1146 Budapest
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The captivating music of the current formation of Canarro is all about traditional gipsy jazz, manouche swing. Their speciality is the combination of Django Reinhardt's deservedly popular style and traditional Hungarian jazz. Enjoy the swing and fusion of the 20s and 30s in an exciting musical journey, through dynamic, improvisational and uplifting melodies.

When: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Where: Fonó Budai Zeneház, Sztregova utca ., 1116 Budapest
Cost: Free
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There is a new cooperative market in Tompa utca on the Pest side for local artisan producers, hosted by Paletta restaurant. Every Wednesday night, starting from 5 pm, there is a Mediterranean gourmet fair on the streets with food and refreshments and music. Customers can have conversations with stallholders while sampling the products and even get a few drinks or bites with them. Buy homemade bread, sausages, pasta, jam, fruit juice, cheese, truffles and more.

When: Every Wednesday from 5 pm
Where: Tompa utca, 1094 Budapest

Ivan & The Parazol, the young rock and roll band, has been reviving rock music of the sixties ensuring it will never go out of style. They've got an energic frontman, and play their live acts with pure power. Band members met at a private music school in Budapest back in 2010, and have released four albums since.

When: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, Fő tér 1, 1033 Budapest
Cost: 3,000 HUF

The name Besh o droM in Lovari, a subgroup of the Romani people means "Drive the way!" that is, "Get started". The doyen of Hungarian world music combines Balkan and Hungarian melodies, mixes very different styles and plays music whose atmosphere is only worth experiencing. They play on many occasions with world-famous performers, such as Oscar Peterson, Al Di Meola, Keith Jarrett, Marcus Miller.

When: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, Fő tér 1, 1033 Budapest
Cost: From 2,000 HUF

Palya Bea is one of the defining figures of the Hungarian music scene, an acclaimed songwriter, singer, performer and trainer. Her native musical language is Hungarian folk, but her art has been influenced by Gypsy, Bulgarian, Sephardic, Indian and African music as well. She is also comfortable in the world of contemporary songwriter spheres including Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin. During the concerts, Bea soon captivates her audience with her beautiful voice and exceptional energy.

When: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, Fő tér 1, 1033 Budapest
Cost: From 2,500 HUF

T9 - The First Bastion is an archaeological excavation site in the Buda Castle District, operating now as an exhibition place and a community space. Its history is known to the general public for the liberation of the writer Mihály Táncsics in 1848. Probably an early royal residence built by King Béla IV. was also located here. Later, the building complex became the property of the United States in 1948 as war reparations and became the residence of soldiers.

When: Now open
Where: Táncsics utca 9, 1014 Budapest
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Colorstar, growing out of the Budapest-based party scene of the 1990s, offers psychedelic dance music for space travel. Good news that the band's founding guitarist Péter Szalay will return to the stage too, after a long break.

When: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Where: Kobuci Kert, Fő tér 1, 1033 Budapest
Cost: From 2,000 HUF

DiVino Wine Bar has built a small outdoor space in Városmajor, at the end of Maros utca, using the nowadays popular pop-up bar technique. They call it To The Monkey - The Secret Garden of Buda and are offering programs with food and drink and music.

When: Now open
Where: Majomhoz - Buda Titkos Kertje, Maros utca, 1122 Budapest


Things To Do After The Lockdown

Budapest news and events 22-28 June 2020

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  • All farmer's markets are now operational. On the Pest side, the Pancs and the Zugló bread community, in Buda the Czakó, the MOM Organic Market, and the Római are open. There is a new competitor on the Buda side, Pasarét Bistro has also launched its market.
  • Guided tours at the Opera are on-again at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm daily, including a short concert.
  • The National Museum has reopened. You can view the exhibitions from 10 am to 6 pm by buying tickets online.
  • Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center reopens on Tuesday, 23 June. Learn about available exhibitions on their webpage.
  • Puskin, Toldi, Tabán, Kino Cafe, and Corvin art-cinemas will open on Thursday and will be screening without restrictions from now on.
  • From now on, you can visit not only the outdoor showrooms but also the animal houses at Budapest Zoo. The Palm House, Aquarium, Crocodile House, Australian House, Vombathouse, Australian Trail Indoor Showroom, Xantus House, Waterfront House, India House, Poisonous House, Savannah House, Anthropoid House will be open, and the Magic Mountain inside the Great Rock.
  • Opus Jazz Club will reopen as a concert venue from 2 July. On Thursday, the Subtones band, led by trumpet player Gábor Subicz, will be the first to perform after the opening, presenting their new album, Octopus.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes visitors back again in the regular opening hours. In addition to the permanent ones, a new temporary exhibition opens titled The age of Durer – 15th- and 16th-century German drawings from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts. However, the Romanesque Hall is temporarily closed due to technical reasons.

New Openings

  • On Wednesday, the KULTIK Terrace opened its doors on the roof of Corvin Plaza. They are screening premiere films every night from 9 pm. You can watch movies in English there, with Hungarian subtitles.
  • Enjoy live concerts from the safety of your car by Müpa's Drive-in Concert Cinema. Open 1-25 July.
  • A photo exhibition about American actress Marilyn Monroe and French fashion designer Coco Chanel opened on Friday at Mai Manó House. The photos are the work of American photographer Douglas Kirkland.

Trains to Balaton

MÁV-Start Zrt. have introduced their summer train schedule. Trains will run more frequently to Lake Balaton from now on. The company introduced two new ticket types: Balaton 24 and Balaton 72, which will provide unlimited travel in the vicinity of Lake Balaton for 24 and 72 hours from the date of purchase.



Budapest Now Open – Weekly News

Budapest news and events 15-21 June 2020

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Great news: Budapest is finally open! From Monday, family events can take place in Budapest after funerals and weddings - the number of participants must not exceed 200, and social distance must be kept. Starting from Monday, libraries will also be open. And back to the old days: you can board buses and trolleys using the front door only.

Getting around

Starting from Monday, BKK will be replacing tracks of tram 4 and 6 between the Buda end of the Petőfi bridge and Frigyes Karinthy út. Works will last from 11 June to 5 August. During this period, the trams will take passengers only to the end of the Petőfi Bridge. Tram replacement buses will operate between the Buda end of the Petőfi Bridge and Móricz Zsigmond körtér.

Just do it

Why don't you relax and play some sports in Újbuda? The brand new Independence Park has opened - a multifunctional space offering street workout equipment, deck chairs, and a rest area with benches.

On the Pest side, there is another Park project coming up. Several sports fields, a two-kilometer running track, a dog adventure park, and a special off-road playground will be available for use by the end of the summer in Városliget (City Park). These will include skateboard-, BMX-, and scooter tracks, and climbing walls.


Two exhibitions are coming up soon. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Várfok Gallery continues its program with a large-scale group exhibition called Extraordinary Artworks in Extraordinary Times. This features outstanding art pieces such as Françoise Gilot's self-portrait, Pénelopé, a gem of Endre Rozsda's kaleidoscopic period, the radiant Tidal Factors by László Mulasics and, one of his final works, Interferences III.

The Transport Museum is having a display on Ferihegy (now Liszt Ferenc) International Airport, built 70 years ago, via an online exhibition with many photos.


On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, Müpa will offer a taste of the composer's oeuvre with video material. In the twenty-part series, you can listen to and watch the composer's significant works in five-minute episodes with the help of concert recordings selected from the archives of the institution.

And finally, live music! On Thursday, 18 June, the Budapest Jazz Club will reopen, with having The Szakcsi Lakatos Róbert Trio as the first formation to perform after the lockdown. Check out the venue's website for more upcoming acts!

Graveyard App

Discover the Fiumei Road Graveyard with a new application! You can explore one of the most significant cemeteries in Budapest now through the app for Android smartphones, called FiumeiGuide. With the help of it, you can find the tombs of many great politicians of the nation, such as Lajos Batthyány, Ferenc Deák, and Lajos Kossuth, as well as the tombs of famous people, like Endre Ady, Mihály Munkácsy, or Attila József.

Drive-in cinema

Watch great movies at the PANAM drive-in cinema, which has just opened at the top of Árkád Budapest! They are screening old films mainly, and you can book tickets online via their website.


It is time to go to the beach! Isn't it? Budapest's seaside is now open on Lupa-Beach.


Budapest Weekly: Things To Do 4-10 May

Things to do 4-10 May in our Budapest Weekly Newsletter

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Things To Do 4-10 May

Virtual events

Here is the program for the second show week of the Budapest Remote Cinema. The Remote Cinema's offer is updated every Thursday, just like when the movie theaters are open.

Thanks to the Budapest Dance Theater, Béla Földi holds online training for those who want to dance, which anyone can join.

Every morning from 8 o'clock you can do yoga and start the day with dance training with the help of dancer Csilla Nagy.

An online exhibition opened about the first free Hungarian election, held 30 years ago on April 29, 1990.

Great news

According to the latest information, restaurants and gardens may not open until the first week of May, but sometime in the middle of the month. Hospitality professionals have also said they are preparing to open in some form in the coming weeks. Some venues expect garden facilities to be an advantage, but there are also beliefs that hospitality may resume with shortened opening hours and a maximum number of guests depending on the size of the restaurant.

A fantastic program tip for Budapest for the next two weeks: go out and roll along the fresh boulevard bike lane. It’s not finished all the way through yet, but they promise to keep painting. So far, the bike lane has been completed on the side of József körút leading to Blaha Lujza tér from Baross street, but these days it will be painted between Üllői út and Nyugati tér.



If you miss Budapest's sometimes dirty, smoggy, but unique streets, with all kinds of people, check out the photos of Budapest Street Photography Collective for the duration of the quarantine.

The Kieselbach Gallery has decided to organise a special quarantine exhibition with contemporary painters and sculptors. The exhibition will be closed and open at the same time. In physical reality, “visitors” can only view the works lined up on the walls through the windows of the shop facing Falk Miksa Street and Szent István Boulevard. But the online space allows everyone to view the exhibition from home via the gallery’s website.

The National Film Institute is making unforgettable Hungarian comedies from the past 80 years available to watch for free, online to mark Hungarian Film Day on 30 April. Hyppolit, the Butler, The Witness, Dollybirds, and Moscow Square, plus many others can be enjoyed with English subtitles until 10 May.

Read our Lockdown Art Stories interview with Budapest painter, media artist, VJ performer KristofLab.


The organisers cancelled Sziget Festival for this summer.

Budapest Pride Festival will move from June to August. It will last ten days, beginning on Friday, 14th August.

The big concerts at Budapest Arena will be either cancelled or moved to new dates. As of now, this affects System of a Down, Nick Cave, Korn, Judas Priest, Daddy Yankee, and Kiss, among others. According to the venue's website, they are trying to get new dates also for Pearl Jam, Harry Styles, and Celine Dion. Alanis Morrisette’s concert on the 12th of October will take place.

In the case of Budapest Park, performances by Deftones, Scooter, and Morcheeba, among others, will be either cancelled or moved to new dates.

Read our interview with AWS singer Örs Siklósi, who talks about music during the lockdown.

Budapest Weekly: Things To Do 26 April – 3 May

Things to do 26 April - 3 May in our Budapest Weekly Newsletter

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Things To Do 26 April - 3 May

Virtual events

Remote cinema: Művész, Puskin, Toldi, Tabán, and Kino Cafe have started showing movies on film.artmozi.hu. You can buy tickets and watch them at home.

This Wednesday, you can enjoy online wine tasting with the following drinks:
- Írsai Olivér 2019, Geszler Winery, Mór Region
- Szürkebarát 2018, Váli Winery, Badacsony
- Kékfrankos 2017 Cseri Winery, Pannonhalma

There is a dance workout live stream by Arthur Murray Budapest Dance Studio on Monday morning.

Watch daily videos on the YouTube channel of Central European Dance Theater.


The Mom Biopiac farmer’s market is open again and now operates on Saturdays.

The Pancs farmer’s market, pancspiac.com offers a selection of goods from many producers. Orders placed by Tuesday will be delivered to your home in Budapest on Friday or Saturday.

New initiatives are focusing on specific Budapest districts. Such is the case with Zugló Bread Community, and Babka restaurant also launched a similar one in Újlipótváros.



The illustrations of contemporary Hungarian graphic artists are at the centre of My Little Beast online exhibition. View beasts and imaginary creatures in children’s book illustration.

Art from home: there are seven online mini-tours at the Museum of Fine Arts, and these are perfect for kids. The child-friendly exhibitions consist of stations, making it easier for learning, and they help to accommodate the visual experience.

In the online gallery of the Kiscelli Museum, photos of two exciting projects can be viewed as part of the virtual backup: the station building and the fast-food restaurant of the Southern Railway Station.

Pop street artist 0036Mark’s posters can be found in hidden downtown doorways or windows of empty shops. The method of the artist is unique: he places the characters of old Hungarian cartoons in international pop culture.

Although Budapest Art Week had to be cancelled this April, fortunately it has got the new dates already. The exhibitions take place from 16-25 October 2020.

Acb Gallery presents its first online exhibition, Hands That Make The World Go Round Even In Times Of Quarantine. The artworks are engaging in an important dialogue with the unique character of the space, which has been an abandoned flat used as storage in the past years.


The autumn 2020 tickets of the Academy of Music are already available for purchase, with Julia Leznyeva, Il Giardino Armonico, Isabelle Faust, Emmanuel Pahud, and his brass band partners, among others, as well as many excellent Hungarian musicians performing at the concerts.

Müpa Budapest has opened up its season ticket general sale for the 2020/21 season, because the venue will remain closed until 7 July 2020. The upcoming season will feature legendary conductors, world-class soloists and outstanding ensembles, including Sir Antonio Pappano and Rome's Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniele Gatti and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Harding and the Vienna Philharmonic, István Várdai, the Ballet Company of Győr, Ádám Fischer, Víkingur Ólafsson, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Elīna Garanča, one of the finest mezzos of our time.

Alternative rock band Quimby will make available its 25th-anniversary grand concert on Sunday night, which you can enjoy from your home.

Music video premieres: a recent video by Anima Sound System, ‘Lord of the Desert, was shot in the Israeli desert. The new video of Mary PopKids performing `The Carnival` of their upcoming LP, coming late 2020, premiered in April. Odett’s new single Fehér Fényis available now with a video recently published on YouTube.

24 Virtual Events This Week 30 March – 5 April

Virtual events Budapest

While you are staying at home these days, you can enjoy virtual events only most of the time. This week there will be a few live pieces of music broadcast by Müpa and Stay At Home Festival. Follow these channels, and you will find something to listen to every day. Many workshop events will be taking place online, dance and fitness classes can help you get in shape. And I strongly recommend taking yoga and meditation sessions; after all, we all know how important mental health is during the indoor lockdown.

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Virtual events Budapest

Virtual Music Events

stay at home festival BudapestStay At Home Festival

A virtual festival that encourages the audience to take the rules seriously and stay at home. Follow their Facebook Page for live shows by Hungarian bands and artists.This channel is hosted by the biggest festivals in Hungary such as Sziget Festival Official, VOLT Fesztivál Official, Balaton Sound Official, CAMPUS FESZTIVÁL official, EFOTT, FEZEN Fesztivál, Budapest Park, BARBA NEGRA, Dürer Kert, ROCK1, A38 Hajó, Akvárium Klub Official, M2 Petőfi TV and more.

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Müpa Home Concerts

Müpa Budapest's virtual concert hall and auditoriums are open each evening. Listen to the world's most outstanding and thrilling artists.
• Monday 8 pm: Liszt: Reminiscences de Norma
• Tuesday 8 pm: Porto Symphony Orchestra Casa da Música and Arditti Quartet
• Wednesday 7 pm: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Liszt Mosaics
• Thursday 8 pm: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
• Friday 7:30 pm: Denis Matsuev's Piano Recital
• Saturday 8 pm: Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs

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Online Dance Events

Cuban Dances Online

Cuban Dances in the evening by Cuba Baila.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 7 pm on Monday, 30 March

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Tango Technique Workshop

During the eight-week course, you will thematically learn the correct implementation of all technical elements of Tango. Level: intermediate.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Mondays, 6 pm - 25,000 HUF for 8 sessions

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House Online Course / Steps & Variations

This course is perfect for you if you have been dancing for a while and want to improve your house dance steps.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 6 pm on Thursday, 2 April

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Live Online Hip Hop Dance Class

You at home, in the room, the instructor in the studio.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 5 pm on Tuesday, 31 March

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Virtual Health Events

Women In Bloom Weekly Online Circles

Get guided through an empowering experience of sharing in a circle! Enjoy an inner peace meditation, and practices supporting greater body awareness and emotional release.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Wednesdays, 9:30 pm - Pay what you can

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Online Mindful Balance Yoga

Enjoy mindfulness meditation, fitness, stretching, and balance with a little sound bath relaxation.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] In Hungarian - 6 pm on Monday, 30 March - 1500 HUF

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Vinyasa Flow By Yogayoga Budapest

Practice Vinyasa Flow in a small group. Mondays are about restoring balance and focus, Thursday sessions are more about improving your core strength. The classes are suitable for beginners and experienced yogis as well.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Mondays and Thursdays, 7:15 pm - 2500 HUF

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Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga helps you to relax, deepen, and stretch. The point of the session is for you not to make an effort. Feel free to use tools that help you getting into a comfortable pose.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 7 pm on Tuesday, 31 March - Free

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Parent And Child Contact Yoga Workshop

Contact yoga allows you to connect. This workshop is for you if you want to practice yoga with your child (from the age of 6). Or why don’t you bring one of your parents?

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 10 am on Saturday, 4 April - 3000 HUF

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Virtual Fitness Events

Live Box Aerobic Training

Every Thursday at 5 pm, you have a boxing aerobics class to keep you fit and healthy, not just sitting at home. Live stream on BEAC AEROBIK – MOZOGNI BOLDOGSÁG Facebook Page.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Thursdays at 5 pm

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FunFit.hu Quarantraining

Online rock climbing course and mountain tour. Have 2m x 2m where you can roll around.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 5 pm on Tuesday, 31 March

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Online Training - Just One Chair Needed

The now traditionally online training continues.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 6 pm on Friday, 3 April

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Online Art and Craft Events

Mandala Workshop (In English)

The focus is on centering ourselves and finding inner safety in these chaotic times.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 6 pm on Monday, 30 March - Free, donation welcome

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Lui Magician Show

You can watch live shows of Lui the Magician from home.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Sundays, 6 pm

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Moments - The Virtual Photo Exhibition

In this photo exhibition, you can see photos that Marcus Schirrmacher has not published yet.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Monday, 30 March from 00:00-23:45

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Take a Seat! - Online Trafó Evenings

Screening series on Saturday nights for the upcoming 5 weeks.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Saturdays, 8 pm

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Virtual Easter Table Decoration Workshop

Everyone can make their own Easter table decoration in their home by logging in from their laptop, watching the instructions, and listening.

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 2 pm on Saturday, 4 April

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Live Broadcast: Using The Sewing Machine

Free live workshop on how to use the sewing machine?

[icon name="info" class="" unprefixed_class=""] 5 pm on Tuesday, 31 March

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