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Calendar highlights

'Avatar – Discover Pandora' Exhibition @ Andrássy Experience Center

Avatar: Discover Pandora is a new, interactive exhibition inspired by the extraordinary creatures, breathtaking environments and inspirational cultures of James Cameron’s Avatar.

19 February - 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39.

'The Club' For Expats @ Champs Sport Pub

The Club is an internationally mixed group dedicated to continuing the camaraderie and ambiance found for many years in the much-missed Britannia Club. All are welcome at 18.30+ every Friday night.

22 February - 1074 Budapest, Dohány u. 20.

English Stand-Up Comedy @ Szimpla Café

Two-man stand up show in Szimpla Café. One of them is on the way to become a doctor, the other one wants to become Doctor Who. One of them can be the emblem of EU, the other, well, maybe a bit less.

22 February - 1073 Budapest, Kertész u. 48.

Second-Hand Fashion Market @ Dürer Garden

Bring clothes and bags and stuff you don't use any more, and sell them here - the organisers provide the venue, tables and the community so you can sell unwanted fashion items.

23 February - 1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21.

New Jazz From Finland @ Opus Jazz Club: Barlast

Barlast (Swedish for ballast) creates spacious new music. Everything unnecessary is stripped away. With folk music and jazz as the starting point the ensemble creates new music defying genre borders.

23 February - 1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

IWC 'Flowers & Fruits' Painting Workshop

In 2 hours you can create your own painting on the theme of fruits and flowers to take home. No skills needed, everything is provided at this event organised by the International Women's Club of Budapest.

25 February - 1023 Budapest, Margit híd

Argentinian Evening With José Cura @ Liszt Academy

José Cura, the charming, relaxed Argentine tenor with an amazing voice, has been visiting Hungary for nearly two decades, and this time he arrives with a programme sure to attract not only opera buffs but those who love Latin music.

24 February - 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

PomPom Masquerade Party: Family Rave @ Akvarium Club

Family fun for young and old: creative corner, face painting, surprise programs, toys. Come in costumes and party the winter away together with your family.

24 February - 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12.

Echo Collective: Amnesiac By Radiohead @ A38

Echo Collective, the "neoclassical" chamber orchestra of Brussels, after many European festival invitations, the band finally comes with its Radiohead program to show what depths are hiding in the twenty-year-old Amnesiac.

26 February - 1117 Budapest, Petőfi híd

Lecture On Essentials Of A Rental Process In Budapest @ Eötvös10 Community House

The first step towards getting settled in Budapest is to find a cozy home. The city has 23 districts, each with its own natural charm and pros and cons, but where to start the search? How to set expectations?

27 February - 1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 10.


Open Day @ Britannica International School Budapest, 27 February

Enrollments are now open to Year 1 to Year 13 (ages 5-18) classes for the academic year 2019-2020 at Britannica. During the Open Day enquiring families have the opportunity to view lessons, see the school's facilities and to get a feel of the atmosphere.

British Citizens Registration In Hungary With Settlers Before Brexit

Are you a British citizen who will spend more than the next three months in Hungary? Make use of the (last) possibility to register before Brexit and let Settlers obtain your registration certificate within the shortest time period.

Click4Work: Student Work - What Is A Suitable Hourly Fee For A Student In Hungary?

In 2018 half of the 15- to 24-year-old students worked regularly in addition to their studies. They are often employed via Student Labour Association, which is convenient way for firms of employing students. 

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