• Art for hotels and music for elevators

    19 December 2019

    In his previous exhibition Ivan Mudov drew dots with a thin marker until he filled the canvas, and now he continues with the theme of the role of the artist and art. Art for hotels and music for elevators takes us in another direction - it discusses the choice of art for public places, which, instead of cultivating taste, "most often breeds poor quality". The exhibition shows previous works by Mudov as well. The opening is at 19:00 on December 19 at Structura gallery.
  • Christmas in The Neighbourhood

    12 December 2019

    In the summer, in the area taking up Dondukov, Maria Louisa, Levski and Slivnitsa boulevards, under the flags of the KvARTal fest, we must have come across you at a concert or a walk in the streets. Now we are back for a Christmas edition that plans to be warm and sweet - with exhibitions, hot drinks, light bulbs, bazaars and goodies. They are still hiding their program, but we know they'll be there from December 13th to December 15th, and details will be posted on the Facebook event.
  • SIBI Talks: Women And Choices

    18 December 2019

    For 2 years, See It Be It - a program of the Cannes Lions advertising festival - has been fighting in Bulgaria the gender imbalance of high career positions with a large forum and these regular small meetings with good local examples. On December 18, we listen to the personal stories of Dafina Dimitrova (who pushes forward the institutions in developing countries) and Margarita Dorovska (who runs the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo). From 18:30 at Missia23 with free admission.
  • Sofia Food Truck Fest

    12 December 2019

    Put on your winter clothes on an empty stomach because the food truck festival will take you outside for a long time. According to the schedule, they first join Don't Waste, Taste by parking at Ivan Vazov next to the National Theater with a menu supplemented by a recipe for commonly discarded products. They'll be there on December 14 and 15 from 10:00 to 21:00, and the next day they move to the parking lot next to Street Chefs, where music and 10 trucks with cocktails await you until December 22.
  • Arai Tatsuru

    17 December 2019

    This Japanese artist is able to brainwash you with just the trailer of his Quantum-ton (here below), and on December 17th at 21:30 he enters Amok with 30-40 minutes of the same thing at the invitation of Æther. This is an audio-video performance, part of his Hyper Serial Music series, which combines geometric visuals inspired by the nature of the universe with algorithmic sound created by artificial intelligence. The entrance is 7BGN.

  • Kinotochka + Melba Live + Book fair

    10 December 2019

    3 decent events happening on December 10th:

    The people behind Block Cinema this time turn to American feature and documentary cinema showing it for free at unusual locations. The screenings go with discussions about the topic of the film. The launch is on December 10, when we watch Score - a movie by Matt Schrader about movie music, and listen to a string quartet - from 19:30 at BNR's Studio 1 after claiming our spot on eventbrite.com.

    MELBA LIVE # 9
    Studio Complekt is closing their year with another Melba live show - those sweet meetings with people from different fields of design who talk candidly and in detail about some of their best projects. On December 10th at 18:30 at Generator we listen for free about Poststudio's graphic design, 45 Street's hats and the little moments in Belronika's drawings.

    While the 7th Literary Fest is running at the National Palace of Culture, his older brother, the 47th Book Fair, completes it with a huge expo from December 10 to December 15. 160+ publishers from here and around the world are participating, and along with the books that we can browse and buy, there's also meetings with authors and translators, premieres of new titles and children's literary events.
  • Francois-Henri Deserable

    13 December 2019

    Little remains of this year's Literary Fest and Book Fair, currently running on the floors of the National Palace of Culture. Why you should visit it exactly today? At 19:00 in the Marble Lounge, a conversation with the hockey player turned writer Francois-Henri Deserable awaits you, in case our interview with him last week only ignited your appetite for his personality.
  • Literary Festival

    9 December 2019

    If reading gives you an appetite for meeting an author, the Literary Festival arranges some for you from December 9 to December 15 at the National Palace of Culture (where the Book Fair starts a day later).
  • Italian Films Panorama

    5 December 2019

    We catch up with the latest from Italian cinema, which is mostly comedic, but sometimes dramatic or biographical. Today is a very comedic day, in Odeon cinema we watch I Introduce You to Sofia, whose story turns into a game of hide and seek between children and adults, and A Matter of Taste in the House of Cinema, a story of a talented but quick-witted chef who takes on the task to prepare a boy named Guido for a culinary competition.
  • Clavexperience

    11 December 2019

    In this trio, Pavel's vocals lurk with the beatboxes of Skiller and Dimitar Gorchakov's synths, so that we often do not distinguish their already made pieces from what was invented at the moment. Their mix of IDM, trip hop, jazz and reggae hits us again on December 11 at Maze and here We are turning the frontman's favorite inspirations before the concert.
  • Mish Mash + Absolut + Bogodome + Don't Waste, Taste

    7 December 2019

    4 decent events on December 7th (some of which run throughout the weekend):

    If you've just hung the Christmas stockings, here's a good way to start packing them with presents. The shopping festival announces that Christmas is coming!, collecting over 60 local brands of clothing, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, interior products, books, toys, holiday cards and decoration in the Largo on December 7 and 8 (10:00-19:00). There will also be Christmas art workshops for the little ones, and for you - a chill zone with something to bite and drink.

    Absolut starts this new party series that in the coming months will drop a total of 5 well-known faces behind the DJ consoles in places where we would otherwise never see these people. On December 7th at 23:00 Vol.1 comes with Rushi and a set of his favorite tracks, booming from the pop folk disco Club 33, and the idea is generally to stop the music from causing a split between us. Well, there will be absolute cocktails as well, of course.

    It's not just another platform for enjoyable events. Bogodome wants to fuel the appetite for applied arts and traditional crafts with workshops where artists show amateurs how it's done. If your hands are itching to try, on December 7 Stanislava Ivanova teaches you to make Christmas candles, and on the 8th Eli Angelova shows calligraphy - all in the Malkite 5, 14:00-18:00, for 50/60BGN from sabitie.bg.

    It's crazy that 1/3 of the world's food is thrown away instead of being eaten - not only because in the meantime some are starving, but this also causes environmental dramas. The Don’t Waste, Taste festival continues to tackle the problem on December 7th at 09:30 in Generator with lectures (for example on waste management in Sofia), discussions and lunch by Bozhana Katsarova, who will also give recipes with zero waste. Sign up here, it's free.

    8 December 2019

    After familiarizing tourists with the intricacies and secrets of Sofia for years, the Free Sofia Tour and 365 Association explode with something new for both foreigners and locals, as long as they understand the language. #LOVESOFIA is a performance in English, evolved from Alexander Spatov's collection of stories about Sofia. For 20BGN on December 7 and 8 at 18:30 in Azaryan theater we are watching for the first time how 5 Sofia guides outline love in and for the city.
  • European Cinema Night

    6 December 2019

    With an astounding debut for both the director and the actor in the lead role, the movie Girl was applauded all around Europe. The story is not convenient for everyone and that is why it is important to be seen: it's about a teenager who simultaneously struggles with the difficulties in ballet and with those around her transformation from boy to girl and hence to woman. You can watch the movie for free (with a pass from the ticket office of the cinema) at Dom na kinoto on December 6th at 19:00.
  • The magic of restoration

    5 December 2019

    A year ago, for the first time, we talked about going into the secret workshops of Square 500 - with a ticket for the Magic of Restoration, an event that meets us with the doctors of the paintings. Their next event is about three Persian Qajar paintings from the museum fund - we are listening in the studio on December 5 from 5:00 pm for 10 BGN.
  • 11 warriors

    4 December 2019

    Except a person with any position in cinema - from stuntman to director, Jackie Chan is also the father of the Kung Fu Theater, which runs 11 Warriors in Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. We can watch it at Hall 1 on December 4 at 8:00 pm for 30-80BGN from ticketportal.bg , eventim.bg and the cash desks of National Palace of Culture.
  • Global Migration Film Festival

    3 December 2019

    3 documentaries, 1 short and 1 cartoon tell about Palestine, viewed from a refugee camp in Beirut; about the resettlement of Africans to the United States and England; the powerful migration after World War II and the current attitude of Europeans towards foreigners. And this is just one week of the festival, which shows us the different faces of migration from November 28 to December 18. Tickets are not required, all screenings are here.
  • Medeia

    2 December 2019

    Abandoned by her husband, Medeia seeks and finds revenge by reaching out to her children. "My Medea is different, much more animalistic, more voodoo, with shades.", Snezhina Petrova says after the premiere with her words opens the curtain on the performance that enters the roof of the Azaryan Theater. The text of Euripides comes to life in the performance of 40 actors, musicians and children under the direction of Desislava Shpatova on December 2 from 6:30 pm for 20-30 BGN from tickets.ndk.bg.
  • Bulgarian wines + Disco soup

    30 November 2019

    2 good events for November 30:

    For the second year, Casa Vino is opening limited series of Bulgarian wines, expertly selected by them. Each is up to 1000 bottles, if you're wondering why the event's motto is "Taste the untasted." It is waiting for you in Peroto on November 30 between 12:00 and 9:00 pm for 20 leva from bilet.bg or on the spot at their wine shops.

    This funky mix is by Tristram Stewart - an Englishman who makes everything from broth to beer with salvaged ingredients. The topic meets him with the Don't waste, taste fest, which invites him to a lecture on food wastage and then has a joint cooking soup under a disco ball. Not only will you cut onions, you are also joining a worldwide initiative - on November 30th from 12:00 at the HRC Culinary Academy with free entry, but write them you're coming on facebook @
  • XL North park

    1 December 2019

    Doesn't matter if it shines or it rains, this track – last on the calendar of XLkmrun every year – is favorable to the widest range of runners because of its zero displacement. Your soles will lick the asphalt and the soil (40:60 ratio, if you're such a mathematician), as long as you only go through 5kmrun .bg to sign up ($ 20) and get started on December 1st at 11:00 AM. The lengths are 6, 12 and 18km, you can run them alone and in a team.
  • Roller Bounce

    27 November 2019

    You keep your balance in roller skates(with mandatory silicone wheels) in Mixtape 5 when Ramsey Hercules breaks with disco, funk and soul pieces, so you can totally feel like you are in an American movie. The tour starts at 7pm on November 27th for 5BGN at the entrance, with the moving shoes being yours.