• Under Sofia's Sky

    15 September 2020

    Ivan Shishiev, known for his photographic project Etudes of Sofia, is currently releasing his first photobook and with it comes this exhibition at the Regional History Museum (in the Central Bath). What exactly will we see there is a secret, but one exciting fact is clear: the dome of the building, where we have not been before, will be open for us especially for the occasion. The opening is at 14:00 on September 15.
  • Polish Mountain Movies

    14 September 2020

    Traditionally, Bansko Film Fest passes through Sofia as well. On September 14 we will find it at the Polish Institute. The evening of the Polish mountaineering cinema starts at 18:30 there, with 4 screenings of films with a bunch of festival awards (including from Bansko). Their authors are big names in cinema, and the characters in them are an important part of world mountaineering and adventure culture. See more about the program here.
  • StrEAT Fest

    19 September 2020

    For the fourth time, Bacchus magazine is taking over the Women's Market to make it an even hotter culinary spot. As always, the festival invites selected restaurants and producers whose international cuisine, craft wine, craft beer, specialty coffee, pastries and farm products will be available for tastings on September 19 and 20 from 10:00 to 22:00. This time we can take our four-legged friends as well, for whom there will also be treats.
  • KvARTal Festival

    18 September 2020

    It is unbelievable how the square between the Dondukov, Maria Luiza, Slivnitsa and Levski boulevards has developed since KvARTal Fest settled there. The initiative to turn the area into an art district, where something unexpected and interesting lurks around every corner, is 5 years old today. The festival returns for another installment in the evening of September 18 and continues until the 20th - without big stages and crowds, but with small surprises in every second store, gallery or backyard. Follow the program on Facebook.
  • Cinema in the yard

    17 September 2020

    Like other cultural venues in the city, this summer the Goethe-Institut turned its yard into a cinema. Every Thursday this month, after registering on Facebook or the institute's website, we watch selected German movies there. Like the one-shot action thriller Victoria (Sept. 17, 20:00) or the punk-anarchist movie Black Sheep (Sept. 24), preceded by a yodel concert, performances and a short film curated by Sofia Art Week.
  • PURE /future/

    16 September 2020

    If you follow the cultural calendar, you must have heard of Hristian Bakalov - the Bulgarian-French artist has visited Sofia several times with immersive-performative visual installations. PURE / future / is part of his ETERNIA trilogy, dedicated to the concept of eternity of the philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Bakalov redesigns his installation for the space of the Sofia Arsenal Museum, and each of us enters to experience it alone between September 16 and November 1.
  • Dayo

    11 March 2020

    Play Soul Searchin' for some heat up before you go listening to them live with some special guests - on March 11 at 22:00 at the EXE club for 10BGN.
  • FÊTE FEMME

    8 March 2020

    This Woman's Day celebration is dedicated to taking care of yourself and will last for 3 days - from March 6 to March 8, when you can treat yourself with everything from fashion, flowers and art to beauty procedures in the beautiful building on 3 Ivan Vazov St. Do take your wallet, but there will also be some free stuff.
  • Mish Mash Fest: Spring Edition

    7 March 2020

    The astronomical spring may not come until March 20th, but for Mish Mash Fest (and also for our thermometers) it is already here. The spring edition of the bazaar is at the Largo, where in addition to the stands of 60+ creators, designers and conceptual brands (bringing their latest products - from clothes, cosmetics and jewelry to children's goods, books and beautiful objects for your home), there will also be a relax zone for when you get tired of shopping. If your wardrobe or your mood are crying for a little refreshment, visit the market on March 7th or 8th between 10am and 7pm.
  • Camera! Action exhibition opening

    9 March 2020

    CAMERA! ACTION
    The book with the same title inspires an exhibition at the PhotoSynthesis cafe with the best archive footage from our film library, which shows Sofia as a set in 21 films. The opening is on March 9th at 6:30pm.
  • Gergana Nikolova: exhibition opening

    10 March 2020

    The exhibition, opening today (March 10) at 18:00 at Sofia Press gallery, shows paintings that Gergana did in the past year, all based on the idea of the experiment - hers in the process, but also the one she makes in her communication with us as viewers.
  • Shadows in Paradise

    27 February 2020

    Sofia Film Fest has a reason to spin almost all Aki Kaurismaki's films twice - once for warm-up at the Cinema House from March 2 to 13, and then in the midst of the festival in Odeon from March 27 to April 2. Our proposal for March 3 at the Cinema House is Shadows in Paradise - a comedy-drama in which a dumpster truck driver in Helsinki, who only reads comics all his life, and a shy cashier fall in love. The romance is careful, just as the humor is black. The story starts at 6:00 pm against a 9lv entry, and if you haven't gotten the right dose of Kaurismaki after the screening, see when to watch the rest of it here.
  • A vision

    6 March 2020

    There are several people involved in this performance that we like, so we wouldn't miss it. Here are Boris Delchev in combination with Mihaela Dobreva, who together with the choreographer Tsveta Doicheva invite every viewer "to become part of the kinetics of the picture created in space, to feel and arrange its scattered parts".
    The performance starts at 18:00, 19:30 and 21:00, the tickets are 10 / 12lv, book your seat by writing your name and preferred hour to sapromat.mb@gmail.com.
  • Shapeshifter practice

    1 March 2020

    Some time ago we went through such a training to tell you how it is in first person. If you are in need of some quality movement, on March 1 instructor Christian Paev, who has introduced the principles of Ido Portal in Bulgaria, suggests that you try it as well. The training starts at 5:00p, costs 15BGN, and the address is the Twisted Jiu Jitsu hall in the former Vitosha factory on 47 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
  • Sofia Theater Salon

    2 March 2020

    Glory, The Last Man, or The Portrait of Dorian Gray is the highlight of the last theatrical season? Do not rush to answer - these and 20 other performances are competing for a Icarus 2020 award, and before the awards are presented on March 27, the Sofia Theater Salon calls them all back on stage. On March 2, we start with Kak e at Sfumato, the rest of the schedule is here.
  • La bohème

    4 March 2020

    It's not a big deal that we can only watch it on screen, the Puccini opera is still influential not only because it's a classic but also because, in the contemporary version of the Royal Opera House, the Tony-awarded set design by Stuart Lening shoots us straight into a 19th century Paris attic. It is there that we peek into the bohemian life of poor poet Rodolfo, who changes completely when he meets Mimi who suffers from tuberculosis. Our soprano Sonia Yoncheva takes on the role and her voice follows the impeccably sharp emotional twists of the eternal libretto of Giuseppe Jacosa and Luigi Ilika. See when and where you can watch this opera here.
  • 25 TA LIFE

    5 March 2020

    "We won't hurt you for the first time," say jokingly the three guys from Sofia Tattoo Ink - a studio with 26 years of history and a new exhibition to celebrate exactly that. If you want to be the first to shake hands with Emil Saparevski, Pavel Celkoski and Metin Golesh, while you also see their drawings, graffiti, calligraphy, watercolors and contemporary redesigns of classic tattoo designs, the opening is at 6pm on March 5th at Gifted.
  • Puk! + movies х3 + Action 20/2020

    29 February 2020

    4 decent events on February 29:

    PUK!: MARTIN PARR
    This documentary photographer with a Magnum membership has a particular attitude to tourism, which is evident in his Synthesis exhibition at the moment. The PUK! photo book platform becomes part of it on February 29, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, by letting us scroll through (or color) 30+ of Parr's photo books focused on everything from quirky objects to "boring" postcards.

    KLANGKINO VOL.1
    This new series by Goethe-Institut will show us silent German films from a century ago, accompanied by live music just as it was back then. The pilot event at 8:00pm on February 29th is at Vlaykova cinema with tickets for 10BGN sold there and on urboapp.com, and the stars of the evening are the jazz of the Antony Donchev 3UP Trio and the beautiful Berlin - a symphony of the big city with which Walter Rutman introduces us to the pulse of Berlin from the 20's before World War II changed it.

    KINOTOCHKA: DANCE
    The team behind Block Cinema is also behind this series of free screenings of American documentaries focused on global issues. The first edition of the year is at the Student House - on February 29th at 7:30pm after registering on eventbrite.com we watch Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan or a story about classical and modern ballet, the painful steps to and away from the stage and dance as a way of life.
    ACTION 20/2020
    20 designers who studied Fashion at the National Academy of Art celebrate the 20th anniversary of their specialty with a fashion performance in the Czech Center on February 29th at 6:00pm. They've prepared 20 silhouettes that reflect the dynamics in the industry - we reflect them as well in tact with the music of Julieta Intergalactica.
  • CreativeMornings + Screen printing

    28 February 2020

    2 decent events on February 28:

    CREATIVE MORNINGS
    Струва си да станете по-рано този петък, защото докато пиете кафето си в Генератор, Благовеста Пугьова ще разказва за Подарете книга. Това е нейна инициатива, в която от 10 години доброволци стават ментори на деца от домове, помагат им в уроците или с приятелски съвети. Благовеста е експерт по финанси, но тук влиза в темата "инвестиране" не на пари, а на време. Лекцията със закуска започва в 08:30 на 28 февруари.

    SCREEN PRINTING
    With over 200 photos and illustrations, spreadsheets, and all the information that one can hope for, the new book on screen printing is great for both newbies and advanced screenprinters. It is a fruit of the joint efforts of the Fespa Bulgaria Association, and at the premiere (Peroto, February 28th, 18:30) we'll get to meet Michel Caza. A screen printing expert, he has made a huge impact in the development of technology, has won many awards, and has worked with everyone from Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol to Dior and Chanel. At the premiere he will talk about the relationship between screen printing and art and answer questions.
  • Soft Things + Nirvana

    27 February 2020

    2 good events on February 27:

    SOFT THINGS
    In her new dance performance Iva Sveshtarova and the German Rose Beerman put under obscures the idea that femininity and softness overlap. They say that by the end they will returne to "soft thing", but knowing the work of Sveshtarova, the performance will be barely fluffy - is more likely to bare its teeth. It premieres in DNA at 27 and February 28 at 19:00.

    NIRVANA
    Back in 2010, when Ivan Dobchev posed for it, the play (by Konstantin Iliev) became a classic, with Ikar and Askeer for music by Asen Avramov and nomination for the role of Hristo Bonin. He is on stage with Irmena Chichikova - both love each other, but her intensity and desire to he has all to himself, until it merges completely, crashes into his restraint. The news? Nirvana returns to Sfumato from February 27 at 7:00pm.