Fall’s Harvest Wines at Szépasszonyvölgy

Szépasszonyvölgy is the place of wine specialties. Definitely pop over whilst visiting Eger. Since more than a generation, the city has been the largest contiguous wine cellar in Heves county. There are more than 200 gastronomic units in the area. This part of Eger has gained national reputation thanks to local wines and wine specialties.

The Fall is in the air and the harvest programs are coming to the Szépasszonyvölgy with abundant gastronomy and cultural offerings. When visiting the cellars, visitors will experience the locals are trying to attract even more guests with something special everywhere … their cake, fat bread is the most popular, but also some cellars offering such as quince, hazelnuts, wine beans and vine syrup.

“The Fall’s Harvest”, which preserves the traditions while at the same time satisfying the expectations of today’s expectations.

Music, Dance and Food Specialties between September 21-23. at the Szépasszonyvölgy. All those who will be visiting the valley of Eger during the 3 days harvest festival are guaranteed to take part and enjoy the unforgettable entertainment thanks to the Eger’s open-air wine cellar festival.

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Hungarian Freelusion Dance Company – Erkel Theater – Budapest!

ERKEL THEATER

First time in Hungary!

Friday, October 12. at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, October 13. at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

District, VIII. 30. János Pál pápa Square

Special Guest : NIKA

Freelusion opens a new chapter in entertainment with a new piece. The Lighthunter – Amar who is a nice little clumsy boy working in a circus. Every day, over and over again, he tirelessly tries to impress the circus director and his primordia, but this always fails. One day, however, an unexpected thing happens … Open for the 21 century’s  3D visuals experience … dance troupe’s … Las Vegas-style … parade performance …  You couldn’t see it anywhere … anytime else! Here’s a glance into the show:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEFFka0FZxg

The Freelusion Dance Company is the world’s very first introduced composition, most successful … largest … experienced 3D visuals … dance troupe, which is led by Artistic Director – Timea Papp  established during 2009 in Hungary.

After their debut at 6 continents and 50 countries finally they take the Hungarians in Budapest on a Magical Mistery Journey into the World of Wonders … Fantasyunique dynamics of amazement and emotionsLove within a virtual 3D visual with dance theater presenting  for our future generation to learn about a new dimension of art.

The Hungarian Freelusion are already world stars and finally perform at home to introduce themselves. Their pioneering entertainment brand is a spectacular mixture of contemporary dance trends and 3D interactive projection mapping which takes the audience into a world of virtual reality.

For the last 6 years the group have been travelling around the World and delivered incredible shows from Los Angeles to Tokio and also participated on world-class Talent and TV Shows, such as:  – Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent … (peck into: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=248&v=akJ9_f9qgJo)

Through their beginning up till to-day they collaborated with the Cirque de Monte Carlo and Tim Burton, performed at the Fake Off competition, has won several prestigious competitions in Las Vegas super-production and their name hallmark to the festive play of the Burj Kalifa building – Dubai.

It is a unique Broadway style full night performance in 75 min. This performance is an exciting combination of 3D video mapping and modern dance. The show is a mind-blowing experience an audio-visual ecstasy based on different visual elements and talented artists including dancers, stunts even dragons and many more.

Previously, building projections  were brought alive in Budapest during Advent on the walls of Saint Steven Basilica church and the Deák Square buildings were most welcomed by folks walk on by.

An insight of ticket prices: Tickets from 1900HUF – limited sight. ARC. Category: 14900HUF. III. Category: 7900HUF, II. Category: 4900HUF, Category I: 1900HUF.

“Meet & Greet” supplement ticket 49000HUF (Take a lifetime of memories home!) … For the first time in Hungary, get an insight into the thrilling 3D projection world!

VIP box: 250000HUF for 6 people, (With 2 M & G tickets), VIP box extra: 500000HUF 6 people, (With 4 M & G tickets).

To buy tickets at the http://jegyek.freelusion.com/ only written in Hungarian language, below easier for foreigners: so if you’re sure you’d love to be there then better hurry up to get your ticket, cause they are running out very fast …  choose your seat. Here is to buy your ticket in English-language at: https://www.jegy.hu/program/amar-the-lighthunter-95480?lang=en  … or on the spot at the Erkel Theater.

The performance is recommended for over the age of 12.

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Four Nights – Four Concerts @ Óbuda (Old Buda)

Óbuda Jazz Days

September, 20-23. 2018.

Jazz Concerts on the Kultea Stage of the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism.

Spend one or all the 4 days filled with excellent jazz musicians during the Indian Summer days.

Daily program offers for Jazz Lovers:

Thursday, September, 20. 2018,  7 p.m. – Bohem Ragtime Band.

The Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band, as a permanent guest of the Museum, has been hosting the Bohém Club for a long time. The members of the band are largely professional classical musicians who are familiar also with New Orleans jazz through their spirits and dixieland to the swing. Their performances recall the Americas of the twenties. The old Hungarian songs bring back the atmosphere of the happy times of peace in Budapest. Their concerts are always varied, spectacular and fun, guaranteed relaxation thanks to the many vocals and more often dance performances. No wonder most people know that “It is probably the most versatile jazz band in the world.”

The members of the orchestra: Tamás Ittzés (piano, violin, funnel violin, vocals), Miklós Lázár (violin, vocals), József Lebanov (trumpet), Zoltán Mátrai (clarinet, alt saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute), Attila Korb (trombone, cornets, cornopeane, soprano trombone, piano, vocals), József Török (tuba, bass), Alfréd Falusi (drums), Hegedüs Csaba (banjo, guitar).

Friday, September, 21. 2018. – 7 p.m. – Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Debrecen Jazz Quartet was a prominent internationally renowned Hungarian jazz player. After the death of the band leader Ernő Kiss, the members of the orchestra finished playing together for a few years. In 1984, Zoltán Gyarmati, the saxophonist of the quartet, decided to create a new band with other members in other styles. This is how the Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band was established at the end of 1984, where many outstanding musicians from Debrecen played in the past decades (Gábor Bolla, Kálmán Erdei, Imre Nagy, Gábor Subicz, Márton Fejes, Sándor Kónya, Csaba Fazekas, Zoltán Molnár, Géza Gombos, Ferenc Mátyás , János Kovács, Tamás Czeszi).The band has received many  foreign and Hungarian invitations since 1985 and has been a permanent participant of the Debrecen Jazz Days since 1985. The Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band has been a success in almost every country in Europe and twice in the United States, including New Orleans. This year, the band won the prize at the International Jazz Competition of Megve. 

The concert is attended by István Gyárfás “GYAFI” (jazz guitar), who is a prominent personality of jazz life. The members of the orchestra: Zoltán Gyarmati (saxophone), István Gyarmathy (clarinet), János Kovács (trumpet, vocals), Dániel Tóth (trombone), Sándor Tikász (banjo, vocals), Gáza Pataji (drums, percussion), Imre Kerekes (tuba)

Saturday, September, 22. 2018. – 7 p.m. – Saïd Tichiti – János Vázsonyi duo.

You will be invited to a special music tour by Saïd Tichiti and János Vázsonyi. Formation with the mix of desert rhythms and classical jazz await the fans of the jazz world-class. The Moroccan-born Saïd Tichiti, the singer of the duo, was the first to introduce the gnawa music in Hungary and to make music circles known through his orchestra called Chalaban. Saïd plays with Guembrin and other Moroccan percussion instruments, while János Vázsonyi blows alt or soprano saxophone with his usual professionalism. With two instruments and vocals they bring perfect traditional sound, sometimes meditating, sometimes spinning or trans-rabbit music. The members of the duo:  Saïd Tichiti (vocals, guembri, percussion instruments), János Vázsonyi (alt saxophone, soprano saxophone).

Sunday, September, 23. 2018. 7 p.m. – Richter Ambrus Quartet

This year, the Hungarian Jazz Association announced its talent competition for the jazz musician of the year. This evening, four young adults with high expectations, including Richter Ambrus jazz drummers, are paid for the mentoring program. Finally Richter Ambrus became the “Young Jazz Musician of the Year” in support of the Hungarian Jazz Association. The members of the Quartet have already played together in other formations but in this line-up for the first time. Most of the repertoire is made up of jazz standards, framed by the compositions of hard and post-bop authors, sometimes with unique, modern instruments. In the sound of the orchestra, there is a decisive role in the lack of harmony, which gives a sense of freedom in common music. The members of the Quartet: Balázs Raboczki (saxophone), Bence Táborszky (trumpet), Márk Miskolczi (double bass), Richter Ambrus (drums).

Daily ticket: 1200HUF, four-day pass: 4000HUF. Only be paid in cash.

Tickets are available at the Reception of the Museum from Tuesday – Sunday at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Co-operating partners: Hungarian Jazz Federation and the Tourism Association of Óbuda

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Hungarian Days @ Central Market Hall – Budapest -2018

Hungarian Days are here again at the Central Market Hall.

District, IX., 1-3. Vámház Blvd.

Thursday, September, 18. until Thursday, September, 20. 2018.

Open throughout: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

On the three-day exhibition handicrafts and products of about 30 Hungarian farmers and artists such as … egg painters, gingerbread makers, wood-carvers, basket-weavers, embroideries, potters, zither makers, weavers, bead makers … will be on display and for sale during the event. On the spot visitors can get information about manufacturing some of these handicrafts. The aim of the popular event, which has been organized for more than a decade, is to present the work of the Central Market Hall and the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry and to promote Hungarian craftsmanship.

The National Days in the Central Market Hall is arranged during the weekdays throughout the year when one of the countries in the world shows their products, culture, cuisine, and tourism in Budapest.

No entry ticket is needed to attend it is free of charge at these cultural days in the Central Market Hall. Anyone may roll along the paths not just „window shopping” but collect some fondly items Made in Hungary.

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Indian Film Festival Hungary – 2018.

Puskin Cinema

October, 4-10. 2018.

District, V., 18. Kossuth Lajos Street – Budapest

One of the best ways to introduce a country beside her food is promoting art and culture and the Indian Film Festival for a week brings the audience an appetite spreading the tastes of India films for a week and will most probably in many visitors create euphoria about India. Screening a full week and every day of the week will be another film only one time.

H.E. Rahul Chhabra – Ambassador of India to Hungary along with the Curator Indian Film Festivals Worldwide Captain Rahul Bali officially announced the Indian Film Festival Hungary in Budapest.

The Indian Film Festival Hungary is jointly organised by Embassy of India in Hungary and Indian Film Festivals Worldwide (IFFW) to spread the fragrance of India via cinema. The seven days Indian Film Festival would be screened at the iconic Puskin Cinema in Budapest from October, 4-10. 2018.

The Ambassador emphasized that during the Indian Film Festival the audience will see a number of famous Indian and Hungarian Film Makers coming together and fostering dialogue to boost the mutual co-operation between the film industries of both the countries and further strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Hungary.

The curator’s thoughts connected to Hungary’s Indian Film Festival …“An Indian Film Festival is always a challenge for anyone because it’s extremely tough to depict the versatility and grandeur of the iconic brand of Indian Cinema with a handful of films. It was a very difficult path to select these films with utmost precision. All the films have been selected with an aim to spread sheer happiness and depict great virtues like love, bonding and various human emotions on a larger than life canvas through songs, dance and music. Some of the most heartfelt emotions are experienced when you are watching an Indian film, probably explaining why Indian Cinema is so immensely popular world over. These Films would surely evoke a plethora of emotions amongst the audiences and shall surely spread the fragrance of India in Hungary.”

The festival roundup 7 Indian films – Bahubali -The Beginning … Bahubali- The Conclusion … Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3 … 102 Not Out …  Jab Harry met Sejal … Wrong Side Raju & Rustom.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot at the Puskin Cinema box office.

 

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Ari Kupsus Gallery – Budapest

Coming up at the opening of works by Gitta Papp  on  September, 13. 2018 at Bródy Sándor Street 23/b, District, VIII., Budapest, from  at 6 p.m.  approx.  8 p.m. The exhibition can visited until October, 12. 2018.   She graduated in 2006 at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, painting profession – Budapest

In a nutshell Ari Kupsus Gallery: In ten contemporary shows a year, the Ari Kupsus Gallery showcases a diverse blend of local and international artists who are linked by figurative techniques and devotion to beauty.

Each year, Ari S. Kupsus awards scholarships to four to six promising students from the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest. The honorees are featured in an annual group exhibition and one exceptional student also receives a solo show.

Complementing the temporary artwork, the gallery also features a rare antique collection that is reorganized for each exhibition to highlight the aesthetic harmony between the styles. The antique furniture and paintings span from the 19th century to the very early 20th century and include uncommon Northern European and Scandinavian Biedermeier and Empire pieces.

Finnish entrepreneur Ari Kupsus opened the gallery on September 23, 2009. As host of the Ari S. Kupsus Salon Concert Society for nearly 17 years, Mr. Kupsus was encouraged by the popularity of small-scale exhibitions at his events and decided to expand his presence in the local visual art scene. A veteran antique collector with an affinity for early 19th-century Russian finds, Mr. Kupsus applies his personal passions and his professional background in high fashion and interior design to build his private collection.

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Beer – Beer – Beer – OktoberFest – Budapest – 2018.

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OktoberFest Budapest  – Kincsem Park

September, 27- 30. 2018.

District, X., 2-4 Albertirsai Rd.

Although Budapest’s Oktoberfest is not as big deal than the one in Munich, never-the-less it became the most popular outdoor event in the Fall at Budapest and each year the Hungarians are anxious to get into the mood to the coming annual  mid-OktoberFest. The past years figures show that the numbers of  visitors are reaching higher-and-higher, this was told at the press gathering.

The festival is going to move to a much larger venue, this will be at the Kincsem Park, an 84-hectare historic racing park .  For those who have not been at this are, take a Festival Bus departing every 10 minutes from Stadion Bus Station, that all day running through the Oktoberfest.

Two huge tents, an original giant Paulaner beer tent brought straight from Munich will ensure to get into the mood, have an authentic feeling. There will also be a Hacker Pschorr tent where live Bavarian-style music will entertain guests.

In the Retro Party tent you can party to the music of Hungarian performers. A taste of Hungarian and intern’l street food will not be missing beside the  beer pertzel (a crisp biscuit baked in the form of a knot or stick and sprinkled with salt.)

Available 4-day lease and VIP daily tickets receiving Paulaner mug.

You will also have the opportunity to buy Oktoberfest mug on the spot.

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