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100-member Gypsy Band – 35th Anniversary Gala Concert @ Budapest

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Sunday, February, 9. 2020. – 7 p.m.

Budapest Sports Arena

Had on your mind to get into the Gypsy music? Well a great opportunity to spend the evening enjoying the real Hungarian Gypsy Music.

Since its inception, the 100-member Gypsy Orchestra has garnered international acclaim and love from audiences, and has performed tirelessly around the world. The group was established 35 years ago, the world-famous troupe is a classical symphony orchestra. A unique group of its own musical formation in the world. They traveled to Africa, America, Asia, Australia, many European cities, where held more than a thousand concerts.

At the large-scale concert brings the mood to the festive season. Along side the 100-member gypsy group will perform Margit Bango Kossuth award winner icon, Anita Masa artist, Béla Berki – Monti’s Czardas, also Artisjus award & Hungarian Radio Singing Competition specialty and Csaba Jakab internationally recognized talent from Transylvania.

By-the-way, this a superb opportunity especially for the foreigners staying in Budapest to catch up with the real Hungarian Gypsy Music, not to mention a great memory of adventure to take home from Hungary. Photos share by kusette. To make  sure to to have a seat, check through internet and/or at the ticket office on the spot.

Here is a Teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD2W2gtev-E&feature=emb_title

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Seattle’s legends Pearl Jam – July, 15. 2020. @ Budapest

Budapest Aréna

District, XIV., 2. Stefánia Road

The Grammy-winning grunge group PEARL JAM will embark on a European tour next summer!

Budapest’s concert  ticket go on sale beginning December, 7. 2019. The date  is pretty much ahead, but don’t forget to save the date in time!

PEARL JAM’s tour will kick off on on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany and will include 3 festival appearances — Lollapalooza Stockholm – Sweden, Rock Werchter – Belgium and Lollapalooza Paris – France.

Not to worry they will stop by in Budapest to hold an awesome concert to make their Pearl Jam fans the day of the year. Can hear the original members on stage. Pearl Jam are one of the only iconic bands from the grunge era remaining who haven’t endured the loss of one of its members. They have one of the best Grunge Albums of all time with the Soundgarden, “Down on the Upside”  from 1996.

Here are  their European Tour Dates:
June, 23 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
June, 25 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne
June, 27 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
June, 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
July, 02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
July, 05 – Imola, IT @ Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
July, 07 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle
July, 10 – London, UK @ BST Hyde Park
July, 13 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
July, 15 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Arena
July, 17 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
July, 19 – Paris, FR @ Lollapalooza Paris
July, 21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome

Hitting Budapest and Zurich – for the first time since 1996 and 2000, respectively – the band will be joined by special guests PIXIES, IDLES, and White Reaper.

If your close enough to Budapest at the time being, make sure to purchased your ticket in advance not to be missed.

So was said earlier this year by bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard  that PEARL JAM was “in the middle” of the songwriting sessions for the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s “Lightning Bolt” album.

In March 2017, PEARL JAM released a new song called “Can’t Deny Me”. The just-over-two-and-a-half-minute track was co-produced by the band and Brendan O’Brien. The music for the song was written by guitarist Mike McCready and lyrics by singer Eddie Vedder. Artwork for the single was created by Ament and videographer Kevin Shuss.

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City Hall Park – 1st. Advent Lit @ Budapest 2019.

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November, 29.  –  December, 29, 2019.

Weekdays incl. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

December, 24.: 10 a.m. 2 p.m.  December, 25.: Noon – 6 p.m.

The Szabad Tér has traditionally held its 7th Advent Xmas Fair, yesterday which was open to visitors by Teodóra Bán Managing Director and Artistic Director at the City Hall Park  (district, VI. Budapest) adjacent to Deák tér. The City Hall Park is a popular venue, mostly occupied by tourist throughout the year. Especially for the foreigners staying, living in Budapest worthwhile just a hop over from the nearby hotels and also to other attractive venues.

Yesterday, the first candle was lit on the occasion to the opening of the Advent Xmas Fair by Mayor Gergely Karácsonyi and Dr. Ferenc Beran, parish priest of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Budapest-Újlaki pronounced blessing.  Choir of the Józsefváros Music School also participates at the event.

The City Hall Park dressed in festive decorations is an excellent opportunity to visit the colorful bustle for families with children attend at several workshops, handicrafts, interactive games every day of the week.

The organizers welcome not only families of the district residents but also from other district of Budapest in the heated hut on the spot.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Hermitage – Enter into a Fantastic Library – The Power of Art @ Budapest

The latest coming up series:

The Temples of Art – Ermitage. Il Potere dell’Arte – 2019

Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest

Premiere, December, 12. 2019.

Documentary – 90 mins. – Italian film in Italian with Hungarian subtitle.

Director: Michele Mally – Cast: Toni Servillo  – Screenplay: Giovanni Piscaglia
International Release. Italy and Czech Republic – 2019.

Take a journey through time between art delights, a superb living treat for the art film lovers.

The Hermitage comes alive. Tells the story  Toni Sewrvillo   as himself tell the story of and at the daily life of the museum today continuously leaving the  … here and now …  to retrace two and a half centuries tell the story by himself. A wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world. St. Petersburg and the Hermitage were a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture. The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries.

Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through cultural bridges between places and distant civilizations. Bridges form a symbolic visual element, that will be repeated in the narrative.

Age limit above 12 year.

Not to be missed – tickets on the spot.

Distributor: Pannónia Entertainment Ltd.

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The Basilica Quarter is Transformed by Advent Festive Spirit @ Budapest!

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Top3 European Best Xmas Fair Budapest.

The top market destinations you should never miss when your in Europe for Xmas!

Nothing is far away if you want to feel good … Visit St. Steven Basilica Budapest – Hungary.

District, V., Saint Steven Square – Budapest

November, 22. 2019 – January, 1. 2020.

Quality exhibitors … Environmental awareness are the headlines at this year’s Advent Fair!

On November, 22, for the 9th time, one of the most beautiful festivities in Budapest open the Advent Fair at the Saint Steven Basilica. Was on a social media guided tour whereas spoke about this year’s program having underlining interactive self-help points and a 12-meter huge Christmas tree.

On the social tour visited the selfie spot, where can create a unique pattern on the facade of the Basilica,  take a photo and post your own special creations typing an e-mail address to share with friends or family. Can choose from 5 pre-designed decorations having Xmas greetings in over 40 languages. Following the Prosecco stand where from the region Treviso, Prosecco DOC  wine and also showing the sky high price champion available. Visited The Hungarian Ecumenical Charity Service, where every item brought there income goes to the needy. Another highlight on the square was the giant wreath entering into the Fair’s area. Next stop was really for the young kids and even their parent where they will not walk on by without looking at the small Legoland figures. Many might have already heard or seen the famous Hungarian blue paint materials. Clothes and other handy accessories. The lady on the stand told that there was a time when Antonio Banderas bought a hat from her. We stopped at the B & Q stand where hamburgers are made from the Hungarian grey cattle meat.

In the middle of the market, there is an oval skating-rink where everybody once again experiences in going back in time as being a kid. Skating training for children on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. It is free to use under the age of 14 and if the skates are not in hand can borrow some for free of charge. If the small ones are insecure on the ice, they can take part in training every weekend.

More than ever, this year’s program is complete with interactive self-help points and a 12-meter twinkling Christmas tree. The 3D light painting goes on every day from 10 o’clock in the morning. The screening goes on within every half an hour from 4.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The thrill in viewing the light on-and-off on the walls of religious scenes come alive on the Basilica facade. With special plastic glasses can view the animation and which can be purchased on the spot.

Walking around shopping makes you hungry soon-or-later but no worries special gastronomic offers for visitors are there what their eye desires. Stay to enjoy the delicious gourmet food and drinks offerings, homemade handicrafts and artisan culinary delights.

The market will offer typical Hungarian culinary products and will also feature artisan food products and Xmas gift at the wooden chalets ideas from both local and European traders.  So if you have left this year’s Xmas shopping until the last minute. No worries … sneaks into the last-minute Fair.  Discover decorations, toys and gifts as the air comes alive with festive sights, scents and sounds.

During the season of Advent transforming its weekly market into enchanting Xmas fair loosen yourself and enjoy the time at the Saint Steven Basilica filled with holiday cheer. Friends and family give yourselves over to the festive moods, shot mulled wine and perhaps watch next to the rink as the skaters roll, a time for everyone to see  Xmas lights and the view of the grand Basilica as it shines up.

Open from Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. 8 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Furthermore: December, 24: 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

December, 25.- 26. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

December, 31. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

January, 1. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Slip into the Xmas spirit and enjoy the tasty dishes at the many gastronomic wooden stands here in Budapest – Saint Steven Basilica Square.

 

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“Kapj Rá” – Get it!” – Let it Be Fish on Friday – St. Stephen’s Square’s Xmas Fair @ Budapest

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“Get it!” – “Kapj Rá”!

A press conference was held on  Friday, November, 22. at St. Stephen’s Square on the 2018 campaign to promote fish consumption, as well as on the advent appearance. Peter Ondra, executive director of the AMC emphasized that in 2018, promoted 34 events in Budapest and countryside of fish consumption in the marketing organization, including at a number of national events  and national exhibitions. All of these promotions by directly reached more than 1.5 million people. As has been said, is the positive experience of events unconventional, more special cooking methods – eg. with spicy fish balls or with different fish patties – many can raise the awareness of fish food and make them aware that we need to consume fish at least twice a week to maintain our health. The expert added that the recommended weekly amount of about 300 grams, that year more than 15 kg / person oily-fleshed fish.

Ferenc Lévai, member of the board and spokesman of the Hungarian Aquaculture and Fisheries Trade Organization (MAHAL pointed out that the autumn harvest has already begun and that there will be a large selection of fresh fish in stores and markets for the Xmas feast. The expert also said that it is not worth waiting for the holidays to buy the fish, because it retains its flavor and texture even after freezing for 2-3 weeks. On their home page, the fish shop search feature will help everyone find the shop nearest to your area where you can buy fish for the festive also emphasized that fish is not just a holiday food, as there are many creative and imaginative ways of preparing food.  The Kapj Rá”-“Get it!” recipe booklets also  support in giving tips. Last but not least added three comments were added: At first .. fish farming is a sector with zero ecological footprint and does not burden the environment. Secondly …  Let it be a „Kapj Rá„ – „Get it” campaign in Hungary … important for Hungarians to eat fish regularly, weekly.  Plan throughout the year for every Friday to be a Fish Friday.  Thirdly …  visit the chalet  to enjoy mouthwatering fish snacks, but also have interest to see a photo exhibition of fish farming and fish life are welcome.

At the Basilica, the Advent Feast  has started and at the wooden house awaits visitors every day at the spectacular kitchen on weekends for fish enthusiasts by  chef István Csesznegi, where may taste smoked bush paste, green spicy fish balls and carp crunch.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

DSB – International Event of the Week @ Budapest

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Around the World from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

The Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB) was founded as a non-political and non-religious community of spouses of Ambassadors, such as: Italy, Great Britain, USA, Slovenia, Thailand, Finland, Tunisia, Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Ukraine, Malaysia, Morocco, South Africa, Kuwait, Slovakia, Ecuador, Mongolia, India and many more countries contributed at this special event. Budapest open its door to strengthen relations of the foreigner countries heritage in culture, gastronomy, interests in traveling to these countries by the Hungarians.
At the international tables were eye-catching rich in flavors of yummy foods, sweets, drinks  and so forth. The children’s corner was busy all day long with activities that stimulate children’s imagination. Having the experience of the day will be hard  to imagen to have at the Intercontinental Hotel in the 5 Halls to arrange  in the coming year the DSB cause it was so full by visitors that no place to even even drop a pin. Certainly, the house was full. Won’t be enough space in the future to arrange the 10th DSB gathering.

The annual charity fair has arranged an awesome daily event for supporting Hungarian children organisation for the needy.

Well done by the DSB organizing team – Mrs. Elda Spasse President and Mrs. Rasa Dagiliene DSB Fair Coordinator.

Slideshow giving an insight to the hustle and bustle!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter