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Welcome Dear Readers!

First up, here's a quick look at three key arty happenings in the capital: 

1. 'CAFe Budapest' Contemporary Arts Festival, Now On
"From contemporary music to theatre premieres, jazz to modern dance and visual art, all those art forms and more are again in the spotlight around the Hungarian capital."

2. 'Budapest Art Week', 16 – 25 October
"Featuring many exhibitions and a huge variety of arty programs, expats can discover the art world of the capital in a range of museums, exhibitions halls, galleries and ateliers."

3. 'Art Market Budapest', 22 – 25 October
"Central & Eastern Europe’s leading international art fair showcases fresh and inspiring art and artists, including emerging stars of the future as well as famous personalities."

You can see many more daily events to suit your taste in the Xpat Calendar.

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you below.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

'Paint & Drink: Big Canvas Seascape' @ ChampionWine

Can't tame your creativity? Aiming big? Ask the organisers, who say there will be loads of wine to set your imagination free and help you learn how to paint a beautiful seascape to take home for your wall.

15 October - 1061 Budapest, Jókai tér 6.

Fish Festival In Budapest

At this 3 day celebration of local fish you can taste some of Hungary's best sweet-water fish e.g. in the traditional way: salted, with garlic and paprika flour, with parsley-coated potatoes on the side.

16 - 18 October - 1124 Budapest, Jagelló út

Big Vegan Burger Workshop @ Szeszgyár

You're invited to "learn cool & diverse plant based cooking skills, fast food Americana style!" We're told you’ll learn about pickles, how to make an incredibly soft potato bun and a healthy burger patty.

17 October - 1086 Budapest, Szeszgyar Utca 12.

Mauri Art Experience: Budapest’s Art Nouveau Gems

The organisers offer you a chance to discover the city’s hidden architectural gems, with music and exciting stories, right in the heart of the city.

18 October - Budapest, Szabadság tér

Bem Cinema Special Showing: 'Parasite'

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure. Shown with English subs at this art cinema.

19 October - 1027 Budapest, Margit krt. 5.

Grimm’s Tales As Seen By Estonian Illustrators @ Deák 17 Gallery

The 59 illustrations by 20 Estonian artists shown at this exhibition have been inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales – ones that have been the closest to the artists’ own hearts.

20 October - 1052 Budapest, Deák Ferenc u. 17.

Paletta Evening Street Market In Budapest

Every Wednesday these days in front of Paletta Restaurant there is what's described as a vibrant street market. This time they say there will be smoked meats, seasonal fruit, roasted chestnuts, and chilled tunes by DJ Elf.

21 October - 1094 Budapest, Páva utca 18.


Unique Event Experience @ The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest Club Lounge

Elevate your meeting experience with the private, elegant, and refined settings of The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge: "the ultimate choice for successful meetings and upscale events tailored to your needs".

Is Education In 2020 Fit For Purpose? – Asks John Hart

The Principal of The International School of Budapest looks at this important matter, and notes the importance of core values: resilience, respect, empathy, integrity, honesty, care and increasingly important in our multi-cultural society, tolerance. Click this headline for more info.

Are You Missing UK TV In Hungary? Here's Your Solution!

This TV service for expats in Hungary - provided by fellow expat Jerry - gives you all UK channels plus stations from many other counties including a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, plus films and box-sets.

New movies in Budapest