• 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.
  • World of Co + Prom Night

    26 February 2020

    2 decent events on February 26:

    WORLD OF CO
    You must have heard of this residence for foreign artists, which gives them a place to stay in Sofia, takes them to interesting spots, and organizes an exhibition for us to see what they created while being here. On February 26th at Espace PORT A, between 18:00 and 22:00, Siddhart Patak's experimental films, the textiles by Australia's own Sophie Shingles and the funny drawings of Oscar Mitchell from Scotland await us.

    PROM NIGHT
    For the fifth time, EXE gets nostalgic - Backstreet Boys, Offspring, Britney, Christina and such will be in the playlist for the night. The theme is the end of your school days, if you graduated around the year 2000. Ever since the beginning of these events, the dresscode's been "prom". Tickets are 10BGN, the starts is at 10:30pm on February 26th.
  • 250 Years of Beethoven - Five Sonatas for Cello

    24 February 2020

    Cellists of the Sofia Philharmonic Lyubomir Nikov, Kristiana Mihailova, Slave Dinev, Georgi Georgiev, August Pavlov and Vasily Ilisavski Hammerclave invite you to an evening dedicated to Beethoven on February 24 from 7:00 pm in the Hall of Bulgaria for $ 12 from eventim.bg.
  • TeamWork board games

    23 February 2020

    These joint events of Game Nomad and Koncept Space happen every last Sunday of the month and focus on a specific topic. On February 23, it's Teamwork day, so under the roof of Koncept Space you get the best of co-ops (in which you all try to beat the game) and team board games (in which you are a team against another team). For example, we're talking about Pandemic or Code Names, but there will be more unpopular titles as well. If you're going, take a look at the Facebook event to see what's coming up and sign up for some of the games that require it. The entrance is 5BGN.
  • Science solves problems VOL.22

    25 February 2020

    Good to be on a blue planet – without all this water we would be gone. This is where hydrology intervenes – a science of the movement, distribution and quality of water, which helps to manage them intelligently and to protect ourselves from floods. On February 25th at 7:00 pm, at Move.bg , we meet a NIMH hydrologist who introduces us to liquid matter for free.
  • Circuit

    22 February 2020

    From 11pm on February 22 until dawn the next day, the fierce red audio system at Koncept Space will boom and vibrate with techno waves. Risto and Phlp. (or 2/3 of the Beton collective) will join forces with Ivan Shopov's dark acid techno alter ego Ghost303. The address is 6 Nikola Vaptsarov, if you haven't partied there already.
  • Ratio: Atrophotography

    13 February 2020

    In case you are hesitant, we are telling you now - astrophotography is an art. Just imagine capturing a star or a galaxy, for example, which are beyond the Earth's atmosphere, and see them in a size sensitive to the human eye. Well, you'll need some photography equipment and a generous dose of patience to get the end result, but all the tricks and details are explained on February 18 at City Stage by several young professionals and amateur astronomers and photographers. All enthusiastsenter for free at 7:00 pm.
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    16 February 2020

    The curiosity between a young artist and her model - a girl posing for a portrait of her future husband - is the story in this late-18th-century costume drama, which won the Cannes Screenplay award. We are watching on February 16th as part of the Sofia Pride Film Fest 2020 program.
  • Historical Quiz + See It Be It Talks

    20 February 2020

    Two decent events on 20 February:

    HISTORICAL QUIZ
    The people behind the educational walks Po Stapkite and the Bulgarian History Association lead a quiz about the life and reign of Boris III at City Stage on February 20 at 20:00. Register a team of 3-8 people on 0898 543 369 and bring 5BGN per person for the entry fee. The best ones at the end get board games, concert tickets and more.

    SEE IT BE IT TALKS: WOMEN & KNOWLEDGE
    The program of the Cannes Lions advertising festival has introduced us to a lot of successful women in response to the worldwide gender imbalance on high business positions. On February 20 we meet Bilyana Savova (diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and now leading a foundation and the healing program Plan2be) and Evgenia Sarafova (co-founder of Geograf BG and part of programs related to Space). From 18:30 at Missia23 for free.
  • Hot - room for audiences

    21 February 2020

    Launched in 2019, the program is once again opening a conversation around contemporary dance, choreography and performance, meeting artists with their audiences in three different discussion and experiential formats. The whole info is here and if you want to meet Rosen Mihailov, Mladen Alexiev, Snejanka Mihailova and Stefania Georgieva on February 21-23, be sure to drop them an email until the 19th. It's free.
  • My Monologues

    17 February 2020

    "I choose to resurrect monologues of plays and performances by the independent […] theater, which, unfortunately, are no longer on any stage," is how Emona Ilieva outlines her plan for February 17th. You know her, for example, from Hi Ro Shi Ma and Narcissus and echo, and now she invites you to Mozei to watch her participate in the series in which actors recite favorite monologues. Hers will be accompanied by music, and the next day (again at 19:00 for 15BGN) we will listen to Ovanes Torosyan.
  • Banff Mountain Film Festival

    19 February 2020

    photo Surfer Dan

    From the Canadian town of Banff, where it takes place every November, the adventure film festival sends the best films of its program on a world tour that arrives here on February 19 and 20. With tickets for 11.60/13.60BGN from the box office and Cinema City Paradise website, starting at 20:00 in both days, we look at a dozen titles for everything from winter, water and land sports to wildlife, nature and culture from different points on the globe.