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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.


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Arts

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.


Music

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.

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