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27 great things to do in Budapest this week 17-23 February

Events this week 17-23 February 2020 in Budapest by

Exciting sport events, compelling family programs and can’t-miss performances make for a delightful week ahead in Budapest.

Kids will certainly love interactive music lessons by Sing along Kids and also some art classes by Art for Small Hands this week. And Budapest Friday Night Stories, the platform for English-speaking writers and readers might also have some poems for kids. Just ask them, will you?

Sport fans can enjoy a Budapest Honved home football game on Saturday and many other cool events such as Sambo and Ice hockey. 

Performing art lovers can see Hamlet straight from London and Traviata, an extraordinary ballet experience by National Dance Theatre.

We've got many concerts coming up, including Megadeth and Five Finger Death Punch from the hard rock scene and Birmingham-via-Berlin’s techno stalwart Rebekah will also perform on Saturday.

And don't forget: you really can paint Chinese and drink at the same time; check out what's on offer by Paint and Drink Budapest this Thursday.

Let's see 27 events this week 17-23 February

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Events this week 17-23 February - Football: Budapest Honvéd FC face off against Viktor Orbán's team Puskás Akadémia FC (Saturday). Ice hockey: Hokiklub Budapest team takes on Újpest (Wednesday). Sambo is a Soviet martial art and now you can enjoy watching a friendly international tournament (Sunday). Hiking: explore Buda hills with views over the city (available every day). Volleyball: Semmelweis UNI women team plays NKE SE (Tuesday). Capoeira: take all-level classes, first session is free (Tuesday and Friday). Ice-Carnival: enjoy Semmelweis Ice-Carnival on the ice of Városliget - free for Semmelweis Citizens, 1,000 HUF for guests (Wednesday).

When: 17-23 February 2020
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies by event

Sunday Vegan Market Budapest

Communal Vegan Sunday Market has moved to a new location and will take place at Ellátóház starting from Sunday. Find all vegan products and bring your kids and dogs, too.

What: Vegan Farmer's Market
When: 11 am - 6 pm on Sunday, 23 February 2020
Where: 1074 Budapest, Dob u. 19 at Ellátóház
Cost: Free


korean architecture exhibition Budapest


Take the guided tour on Thursday at 6:30 pm - which is free but registration is required. On the anniversary of the thirty-year diplomatic relationship between Hungary and South Korea, this exhibition presents thirty architectural projects from Korea over the past three decades. Open until 28 February 2020.

What: Exhibition
When: Until 28 February 2020
Where: Korean Cultural Center, 1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó út 30-34.  
Cost: Free


traviata ballet Budapest

Presented by National Dance Theatre and performed by Kecskemét City Ballet, La traviata promises an extraordinary dance theatre experience. Director-choreographer Dóra Barta has sought a language of dance that would unify the classic novel La Dame aux Camélias with the marvellous opera that Verdi composed on it.

What: Dance, Contemporary Ballet, Theatre
When: 7 pm Monday, 17 February 2020
Where: Mupa Budapest - 1095 Budapest Komor Marcell u. 1.
Cost: 2,400 - 3,800 HUF


Events this week 17-23 February

National Theatre Live broadcasts Shakespeare’s great tragedy to Uránia cinema from the Barbican Centre, London. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role. In English with Hungarian subtitles.

What: Theatre live broadcast

When: 7 pm on Friday, 21 February 2020
Where: Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház, 1088 Budapest, Rákóczi Út 21.
Cost: 3,200-3,600 HUF


budapest friday night stories

Budapest Friday Night Stories is a series of literary readings aimed to create a platform where English-speaking writers, who live in Budapest, could read their pieces. Listen to novels, fictions, poems with many writers, readers and guests around.

What: Literature
When: 7 pm on Friday, 21 February 2020
Where: Massolit Books & Café Budapest, Nagy Diófa utca 30, 1072 
Cost: Free - registration required


rebekha dj Budapest


Birmingham-via-Berlin’s techno stalwart Rebekah is one of the figureheads of industrial-strength techno, although her versatile DJ sets often include all manner of grooves, from acid and EBM to electro.

What: Techno
When: Saturday 22 February 2020
Where: Akvárium Klub, 12 Erzsébet tér, Budapest, 1051
Cost: 4,000 - 8,000 HUF


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Can't find a cultural excuse to drink? This time it is wine+zen on Thursday by Paint and Drink Budapest. Meet new people, explore painting process step by step and try high quality wines.

What: Education + Wine
When: Thursday, 20 February 2020
Where: Various locations in Budapest
Cost: 6,000 HUF


five finger deth punch budapest

Megadeth will join Five Finger Death Punch while support will come from Bad Wolves this week at Budapest Arena. You don't wanna miss it!

What: Metal
When: 7 pm on Thursday, 20 February 2020
Where: Budapest Arena, Stefánia út 2, 1143
Cost: From 19,900 HUF


sing along kids Budapest

Sing along Kids is a community of Expat and Hungarian Moms that offers interactive music classes for babies and toddlers with Cleo Mitilineou, award-winning opera singer. This week all children are welcome with or without a costume. Age limit: from 4 months up to 3 years old.

What: Kids
When: 10 am Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Where: Maminti Kucko, Keleti Károly u. 11/a, Budapest 1024
Cost: 2,000 HUF - one child plus one adult


Hungarian folk singing lesson

The Hungarian Folk Singing Circle teaches Hungarian folk songs. Founded in San Francisco in 2010 by Zina Bozzay, the Népdalkör now hosts class sessions that are open to everyone. No previous experience in the style or Hungarian language is required. Participants receive a pronunciation guide, printed song lyrics, English translations, recordings, and background information on the songs.

What: Folk singing
When: 6 pm on Monday, 17 February 2020
Where: Háló Közösségi és Kulturális Központ - S4 - Semmelweis u. 4., Budapest, 1052 
Cost: 2,000 HUF


art for small hands budapest

LadyBug Care Budapest host their Art for Small Hands class by which painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, dramatic play and more can be enjoyed by kids aged 1-4. Next session this Monday.

What: Art for Kids
When: 10:30 am on Monday, 17 February 2020
Where: Zsilip Kávézó és Játszóklub, Újpesti rakpart 1., Budapest, 1137
Cost: 1,900 HUF (Free for kids under 2)


guionnet murayama Budapest


Jazz: Murayama & Guionnet, Paris-based artists meet Budapest Improvisers Orchestra (Tuesday). Kanizsa Georgina, Hungarian acapella singer performs with her quartet at Budapest Jazz club (Wednesday). Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock and Tim Lefebvre play fusion jazz/power trio (Thursday). Rock: Hungarian mainstream rock band Hooligans celebrate a belated Valentine's Day (Friday). Metal: Unearth, a true metal-core band plays alongside with Prong and will be supported by DUST BOLT (Wednesday).  Swedish heavy metals Hammerfall present their World Dominion album with special guest Battle Beast (Thursday). Classical music: Hungarian Savaria Symphony Orchestra and its young conductor, Gergely Madaras perform some poetic English music (Sunday).

When: 18-23 February, 2020
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies by event

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