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Tibor Hajas exhibition on Tibetan mysteries – Budapest

Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Art
District, VI., 103 Andrássy Road – Budapest.


For a guided tour need at least one week in advance to apply.

Opening hours 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For just another month – April, 14. 2019, “On the Other Side of Intermediate State”.

The exhibition attempts to present the relationships of the last period of Tibor Hajas, the young man who died in tragic circumstances. Was a kinda of a rebel and it also reflects in his Tibetan Buddhism art, and in discovering new spiritual heights through the works.

“Titled On the Other Side of the Intermediate State, the exhibition is a one-off event with a shorter timeframe than most temporary shows at the Hopp. Adding to its exclusivity, according to contractual obligations some images taken of Hajas by photographer János Vető will be destroyed after the exhibition ends. This alone should provide reason enough to go and see part of the Hajas legacy while it is still on view to the public” … adapted from Hopp Museum

The exhibition is not recommended for visitors under 18 years of age! Certain sections feature sound and visual effects that some visitors may find disturbing.

Ticket prices: adult – 1200HUF, student age 6-26 – 600HUF, pensioner’s age 62-70 – 600HUF

Special attention to the professional roundtable discussion will be in Hungarian language and take place on April, 12. 2019., at the Schickedanz Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts, including the philosopher Tillman JA, Miklós Székely art historian, curator of the Hajas Archive, and Tibor Palkovics, manager of the Hamvas legacy. as well as the Physique concert announced at the Open Workshop with the participation of Tibor Szemző, László Gőz and István Kovács Tickmayer, composer-pianist living in France.



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St. Patrick’s Worldwide on its way – Budapest 2019!

Be Irish … Everyone is Irish To-day!

March 17th, which is about St. Patrick’s Worldwide, and about the beer we associate with  Ireland immediately.

A little background in time … St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland has been an official national holiday since 1903. Patrick lived in the fifth century, and taught the Irish to the teachings of Jesus. Already in the seventh century it was a great cult, and in the 1800s the church officially named his day 17 March.

March 17 is an important day in many countries around the world: from Dublin to Dubai, from Peru to Paris or from Sydney to Stockholm, it is originally about Irish and descendants of the country to celebrate the Island of Ireland together. And they do it so well that they are also attached to those who have no attachment to Ireland. In the latter, it is almost certain that Ireland and perhaps the most popular stout in the world, Guinness, has a huge role to play.

In Hungary … There are only a few hundred Irish people in Hungary, but mutual sympathy plays a major role in the fact, that for eight years, Budapest has been hosting the biggest Saint Patrick’s Day in Central and Eastern Europe. The procession and festival are part of the Irish National Day and are joined by the Hungarians.

On Sunday, March, 17. from Noon to 3 p.m. gathering at District V. on the Szabadság Square. And before hitting onwards a delicious choice of real Irish beef burgers on the spot to ease the hunger. Following the route from downtown at 3 p.m.  New attraction coming from Ireland … recruited staff from penitentiary institutions of Prison Service Pipe Band, of which 52 pipers blowing the Irish folk music.  The marchers are led by just as in the previous years with a huge St. Patrick’s dummy as the leader of the march. The route goes through the Andrássy Road and arriving to the “Fogasház” Instant Club (pub, party venue) at district, VII., 49-51 Akacfa Street continuing the celebration party.
From 4 p.m. a variety of programs await the participants in a real pub atmosphere for kids playing games, getting to know the Irish motif world, and of course the bands in the club will play live Irish music in a variety of styles. Most probably foreigners beside Irish folks will be swell to join the celebration.

Still in time … shop Men’s Green Shirt, Hoodies, Pants and More … but don’t be green being jealous of another. Head out to your the favorite pub and off you go to celebrate.

Cheer with a Guinness just like around the World millions do it’s

St. Patrick’s Day! – Irish National Day!

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Herald News: “THE TRIBUTE SHOW” on ABBA is About to Show – Hungary!

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“Mama Mia” … Watch out … Two Tribute Concerts on Route to Hungary!

Monday, March, 25. 2019. 8 p.m. – AUDI Arena – Győr

Tuesday, March, 26. 2019. 8 p.m. – Papp László Sport Arena  – Budapest

THE SHOW now celebrates honoring the 45th anniversary by ABBA’s “People Need Love”.

TO BE or Not TO BE … needn’t have to raise that question … let’s stay with the TO BE  version! “Super Trouper” … 2 hour musical extravaganza with ABBA story in songs from their Eurovision beginnings all the way to major chart success! They still sell around 2 million records/year.

The show kicks off at the tail end of the 60s when Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida meet to play together for the very first time. Throughout the course of the production, the audience is led on a magical music journey through the rise and rise of ABBA. Classic songs such as Waterloo, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You and many more will ring the bell of many in the audience.

Adding to THE SHOW … several of the original ABBA musicians will be on stage as guest performers, that is unique to their tribute.  On the spot may will recognize the legendary sax player Ulf Andersson who is on tour at THE SHOW. He cowrote the musical composition hit song „I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do”  with original ABBA member Benny Andersson.

THE SHOW was created in 2001 and is on the run with world-wide success, having more than 700 concerts in 40 countries and over 2 million tickets sold. The music in THE SHOW is played by the Swedish band Waterloo and backed by The National Symphony Orchestra of London directed by musical director Matthew Freeman. They have had previously performed with big stars such as: Sir Cliff Richard, Elvis Costello and Robbie Williams.

ABBA after the following decades to the Eurovision Song Contest became in the world the biggest selling pop group in the history,  they almost stepped forward to be number 1., but remained second to The Beatles.

Abba is now a living legend, proven for decades by the world-wide live concerts, the successful Mamma Mia movies and, last but not least, the Mamma Mia musical, which is also a huge success.

Keep a close eye on the date and time to THE SHOW at AUDI Arena – Győr and at Budapest’s Papp László Sport Area!

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Claude Monet and his lilies – Urania National Filmtheater @ Budapest

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Urania National Filmtheater

March 28. 2019.

The 90-minute film is screened in original English, French, Italian language with Hungarian subtitles. (age limit above 12 yrs.)

Director: Giovanni Troili, Main characters: Elisa Lasowski, Ross Ki

Monet – In the magic of water and light – harassing soul with peaceful landscapes.

District, VIII., 21. Rákóczi Road – Budapest. Ticket available on the spot: 11 a.m.-8.30 p.m. Price: Adult: 3600HUF, Students, Pensioners, Teachers: 3200HUF

The next episode within the artistic educational series, namely: “Temples of Art” provides insight into the world of impressionism. Claude Monet “Water Lilies” based  on best-selling novel of Ross King “Angry amazement”.   

Introducing Claude Monet the harassing soul with peaceful landscapes.

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humor, insight and love of life is revealed.

The Film shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.

Claude Monet and his lilies is screened throughout Hungary’s cinema also from March 28. 2019. 

Source Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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LEGO® Cube Exhibition arrived from Poland to Budapest 2019.

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Hungarian Museum of Natural History

The exhibition officially opened to the public on Thursday, February, 28.  and will close on June, 16. 2019. 

 1083 District, VIII., 2. Ludovika Square – Budapest

Sit back relax, comfort yourself and enjoy the LEGO® – Cube models, thereafter lead your steps to the Hungarian Museum of Natural History @ Budapest to see it with your own two eyes. Walk through the paths of 7 million cubes! More than 100 large, spectacular model, 12 topics, 2000 square meters.The 7 million LEGO® cubes  were delivered  in 15 trucks to the scene.

The Hungarian Natural History Museum is not the “Giants Invasion” Exhibitor, it only provided space to be organized by WYSTAWA KLOCKÓW SP. z o.o.Sp.K.  At the opening Rafal Szymanski – Wystawa Klocków (PL), Magdolna Hudák Lajterné  – Hungarian Museum of Natural History, and  István Gálfi – Hungarian representative welcomed the media. The exhibition, regardless of the Hungarian Museum of Natural History opening hours is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. On March,15., as a National Holiday the exhibition is closed.

Tickets can be purchased at the exhibition’s own cash desk, in the exhibition area. Free to visit Cube Exhibition for children up to 95 cm. There is also play area to entertain the kids.

The “Giants Invasion” is Europe’s largest LEGO® cube exhibition. Showcasing: sport, culture, film and world-known fairy tale figures. Hundred large, spectacular mock-ups, 12 themes, 2000 square meters. The 7 million LEGO® cubes were delivered 15 trucks to the scene.

View the side-show not just read but see more to have more interest to visit the exhibition… Fairy Tales – A long time ago, behind seven mountains, behind seven forest was .. a land of fairy-tales. Ponies – My little Pony is popular from the animated series depicting the story of Twilight Sparkle. Titanic model is 200 cm long – When in 1911 the ship flowed majestically from the ramp, newspapers around the world hailed it as the biggest and finest passenger ship in the world and named it “the unsinkable one”. Unfortunately, the Titanic ended tragically, as many may know with 2 thousand passengers on April,11.1912. Opened a collision with icebergs on April, 14.1912. 11.40 p.m.The ship sank of over 2.5 hours. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famous German composers. Can be seen body size brick statue. He was the main representative of the Baroque period, over 1000 outstanding works, including 100s of concert and 48 preludes.The grand eye-catching 1 million LEGO bricks is the “Air Force One” – The world’s largest airplane. The Boeing 747 aircraft, especially designed for the intern’l travels of the President of the US. It is 11 meters long, with 10 meters wingspan, height 3 meters. Built 1:7 scale. … Another brick in the wall … Aircraft carrier SHELD Helicarrier which is a fictional flying aircraft carrier of the defense agency S.H.I.E.L.D. appearing in published by Marvel Comics. The model is 5 meters long American comics. Iron Man figure made of 75 thousand bricks the standing little boy age 7 is 1.2meter high. Spiderman is not much shorter, built with 38 thousand bricks. Loveable angry birds will be the young kids favorite. Batman also join the LEGO® Cube Show. Sport legend Agnieszka Radwanska, best Polish tennis player, built from 40 thousand blocks in 1:1 scale. The height of the figure is 172 cm. Winner of the Dakar Rally – Rafat Sonik, six-time FIM WC winner, 5 times Polish champion in en duro rallies. Leonardo Da Vinci’s – Flying Machine: Famous Renaissentist painter and inventor tried to get up in the air by all means.

Also the visitors may Upgrade their Biology Studies: When we are born have nearly 300 Bones, Later, some of them grow up, so that an adult has 206 bones.An adult man has a total of 12kgs. and a woman cca. 10kgs. The longest bone in the human body is the femur, can reach up to 1/2 meter in length. The Digestive system can be observed. Nerves in one person’s body … if we could connect all, they would warp the Globe two and a half times. Interesting fact: Average number of cells in the human brain is 15 billion. The Brain weight only 2% of one person’s body weight and receives up to 30% of the blood. Cube of a Human Lung: Day-by-day 10000 liters of air pass through the lungs, out of which 360 liters of O2 are taken. An average person breathes 23 thousand time a day. When we sneezing the speed comes out from the nose 167 kms/hour. One more interesting fact: There are 4 main blood groups: A, B, AB and O. The O negative group is universal. 20 thousand years ago people had only one blood group which was: O. Two drops of blood have about 1 trillion red blood cells… now how about that!?!

Worthwhile to visit with children, family, friends and school groups.

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MovieTime: Egon Schiele – Death and the Maiden

Uránia Movie Theater
January, 14. 2019. – 6.30 p.m.

District, VIII., 21.Rákóczi Rd. – Budapest

Egon Schiele is one of the most important artists of early 20th century.

Dieter Berner’s Egon Schiele’s award-winning film begins with strong pictures and dramatic music. Schiele’s expressionist art for him was one of the main themes death and sex. The most important Austrian painter of his age became famous by the provocative acts of young girls. The film also demonstrates the close relationship two women who identified his work and life. One was his sister and first muse, Mary, and the 17-year-old Wally Neuzill, who was undoubtedly true lover. He immortalized in the famous painting of Death and the Maiden.His life and work were shaped by eroticism and his paintings caused scandals that caught him in court.

The film is screened in German language, with English and Hungarian subtitles.

The ticket office opens 30 minutes before the first screening and/or can be purchased before the day.

Ticket price:  adult: 1500HUF … student: 1100HUF)

The film is presented by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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ITTF Table Tennis World Championships @ HUNGEXPO – Budapest – 2019.

Between April, 21-28. 2019.- Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center will host after 58 years again the largest table tennis event the 2019 WTTC, the ITTF Table Tennis World Championships. Budapest in the past has had hosted three world championships: in 1929, 1931, and recently in 1950.

The World Cup is organized by the Hungarian Table Tennis Association (MOATSZ).

The competition will be carried out in four halls: the finals will be held in the latest Hall G: at nearly 10000 square meters, which will be able to set-up seating up to 5000 people. The main sponsors supporting this event will also be accommodated in this hall with having their own booths. In Hall F: VIP entrance hall, court and play rest, press center and the conference room are formed. In the Hall A:  players may practice, and in while others can see the qualifiers from the 2000-seat spectators area.

At the Hall D: Food service area with contestant food service. At rest of the Hall will be a fan zone where fans can try their table tennis skills as well as shop various sports equipment, sports clothing and memorabilia related to the TWP competition.

Table tennis was  way back and still is one of the popular sports in Hungary. Among the world championships, table tennis is the 6th biggest event of the year. Hopefully, many of fans will be arriving from Europe, but needn’t to say from Asia a mass of fans will also be on the spot to cheer their loved sporty ones. It is also expected to increase the nights at the Budapest’s hotels during the period of the Tennis World Championship.

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