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First up, here's a summary of video coverage about the Danube boat tragedy: 

1. Arrested Captain Deleted Mobile Phone Data
2. Hungarians Mourn Boat Victims By Singing 'Arirang'
3. Divers In Action, Body Found 100km From Accident Area
4. Koreans Raise Legal Questions Concerning Boat Crash Tragedy
5. Ship Collision Survivors In Focus, 'Boat Flipped Over In An Instant'
6. Vigil Held For Boat Victims Outside Budapest's S. Korean Embassy
7. Footage Emerges Of Boat Tragedy As Search Continues
8. Budapest Boat Tragedy Captain Arrested
9. Detained Captain Denies Misconduct
10. Boat Sinks In Danube Rainstorm

You can see more articles covering this topic in our Breaking News section.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
We pay tribute as well to the South Korean and Hungarian rescuers.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

Beer Fest @ Liberty Square Budapest, Now On Until June 10th

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Calendar highlights

Summer Jazz Festival @ Dürer Garden

Start the summer with a mixture of fine wines, craft beers, streetfood, and some refreshing live Jazz!

5 & 6 June - 1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21

Technimatic @ A38 Boat

The London-based duo present their new album titled Through the Hours here in Hungary aboard the static yet ecstatic A38.

7 June - 1117 Budapest, Petőfi híd

Vice City 80's vs 90's Party @ Budapest Park

If you want to relive the era of the 80’s & 90's then this is the gig for you. Pop, Synth-Pop, New Wave, Rock, Funky tunes from acts including Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, Toto, Kool & the Gang, Blondie & more.

8 June - 1095 Budapest, Soroksári út 60.

BP Comedy Night @ House Bar

5 comedians. 5 different styles. All for just 1500 forints, says the organiser. Rupert Slade was a performance poet in his early 20s in London's coffee bars in the 1980s. Now in semi-retirement in his 50s he's decided to take up stand-up again.

9 June - 1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 40.

Budapest Festival Orchestra: Jolivet, Harrison, Reich @ BMC

The programme at the Budapest Music Center will feature two concert pieces, preceded by an exotic French opening work, and followed by the Hungarian première of a piece by Steve Reich.

11 June - 1027 Budapest, Margit krt. 5.

Bem Cinema Classic: Blowup

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. A great film worth watching again, and if you haven't seen it already then get in!

11 June - 1027 Budapest, Margit krt. 5.

Sum 41 @ Budapest Park

Canadian pop punk band, the Dreyck Whibley-led Sum 41, will create one of the 'craziest and most energetic evenings of the year; at this great outdoor concert venue.

12 June - 1095 Budapest, Soroksári út 60.


Introducing Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest

Convenient situated in the city centre of Pest, surrounded by iconic sites, this new hotel offers delightful dining at Párisi Passage Café & Brasserie, the Zafír Spa and recreational facilities, not to mention palatial Art Nouveau rooms, and more.

Experience The Legendary Culinary Heritage Of Hungary @ Gundel

More than just any old restaurant, the 125-year-old Gundel is legendary for a reason: it offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience paired with unparalleled service. Now more than ever, you have to try it... again, and again!

United Way Charity Dinner, Budapest Marriott Hotel, 11 June

Join United Way for their traditional 'Cruise for a Cause' charity event. This year they're do something different - they will have a land cruising event at the Budapest Marriott Hotel.

French Brunch @ DNB Restaurant, 9 June

Fond of world-famous French cuisine? Then choose DNB for Sunday Brunch! Click this headline for the mouth-watering details!

Free Dental Hygiene Treatment For Expats At Kreativ Dental Budapest

This fantastic opportunity is relevant to every expat in Hungary with teeth! :) It's about a free dental hygiene treatment at the IMTJ International Dental Clinic of the Year 2018. Worth HUF 25,000, places are limited so the only 'catch' is to act fast! Click the headline for more info and T&C's.

New movies in Budapest