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First-up this week we'd like to invite you to email us your views about what we do.
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Next up, as always you can find events below and in our Calendar.

We dearly hope you like what's in it for you below.

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Calendar highlights

Wagner: Rhinegold Opera Performance

For those who have never warmed to or really known Wagner, it is sound advice to start with Das Rheingold as the work to ‘master' the composer - and to cultivate the urge to see and hear his other works.

17 June - Online from Palace of Arts Budapest

Pulseimpulse - Interactive Spatial Installation

As lockdown ends, Trafó’s redesigned space finally reopen to visitors, who will be welcomed by an audiovisual experience that can be shaped in real time by the movement of everyone present.... Open: from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

18 June - Trafó Budapest

Vegan Weekend Market

The organisers told us, "We are waiting for your friends who are interested in vegan cheese specialities; chili sauces; handmade vegan soaps and toiletries; zerowaste products; grain ​​slices; raw cakes and much more".

19 & 20 June - Near Allee Shopping Center

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic Night

Free entry to see live stand up comedy again in English - an open mic night for beginners, for professionals, and everyone in between :-) Sign ups starting @ 7:30pm. No Vaccine Card required. Judgement free zone (mostly)!

20 June - Grandio

Irish Jam Session

Fonó’s 'session series' hosts open jam sessions where anyone can join in the music making. For beginner or advanced musicians and music lovers – everyone is welcome – with or without an instrument. Free admission.

21 June - Fonó Budapest

Chinatown Terrace - Asian Street Food Market

The 10 food stalls here offer the widest selection of authentic Asian street food in the city, many of which are summer specials and exclusively available at this 'Chinatown Food Fest'. Free Admission. Free Parking. Dog-friendly.

22 June - Monori Center Budapest

Krisztián Oláh Quartet

Oláh won 3rd place at the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival at the age of twenty, after which he toured with musicians such as Al Jarreau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nils Petter Molvær or Joe Sanders as part of a two-week academic program...

23 June - Opus Jazz Club Budapest


Introducing Sixt in Hungary - Flexible Bookings, Great Service

Budget conscious renters won’t be disappointed thanks to a large array of affordable rental vehicles and a handy price comparison overview for selected dates - also booking is available 24/7 online or by calling the reservations hotline.

FirstMed Doctors in Spotlight: Dr. Lilla Hárdi Psychiatrist

Dr Hárdi is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, and psychiatric rehabilitation specialist. The world of patients - even after many years of practice - is the focus of her daily activities - exploring and understanding human painful depths, seeing and restoring the joy of life.

New Spago Appoints István Szántó as Head Chef

Chef Szántó is responsible for the gastronomic management of the soon to open Spago in Budapest - the first European Spago restaurant. He has more than 15 years of professional culinary experience in foreign and Hungarian Michelin-starred restaurants...

What Parents Say About International School of Budapest

This is the largest English-Hungarian bilingual international school in Hungary. They provide an international education in a caring environment to children from 5 to 18 years old, covering preparatory, primary and secondary school education. Click this headline to know what parents say.

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 38 other counties including a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, plus films and box-sets.

Delicious Fresh Shrimps Available Now from La Pescheria

"These beautiful shrimps are only small part of our wide selection of fish, shellfish and other culinary delicacies", say the team at the best seafood shop in the heart of Budapest. ⁣

New movies in Budapest