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Welcome Dear Readers!

First for your interest, here's a variety of 'Xploring Hungary' ideas:
1. Xploring Hungary Video: Sopron
2. Xploring Hungary Video: Kőszeg
3. Xploring Hungary Video: Lake Tisza
4. Xploring Hungary Video: Lillafüred
5. Xploring Hungary Video: Pécs Region

Next up, here are five online free-time ideas for these days:
1. 'Day Of Hungarian Culture' @ Palace Of Arts, 22 January
2. 'Budapest Remote Cinema' Movie Schedule, Until 27 January
3. Premier: 'Aunt Simona & Violin Maker Of Cremona', 30 January
4. 'Puss In Boots' @ Live from National Dance Theater, 30 January
5. 'My French Film Festival' In Budapest

You can see many more events to suit your taste in our Calendar.

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

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Italian Chamber of Commerce In Hungary Webinar: Tax Law Changes

Here you can learn about how digitalization is influencing the Hungarian tax landscape, about key changes in 2021 and what can we expect after the coronavius crisis.

21 January - Online in Budapest

'Masquerade': Andrea Szántó & Zoltán Kelemen's Opera Concert

Masquerade is a series of exclusive aria recitals by a leading soloists of the Opera, featuring pieces compiled by the singers themselves accompanied on the piano by a répétiteur of the institute.

22 January - Onilne in Budapest

Apacuka Ceramics Present Zero Waste

This interesting new store will open this month, and in addition to Apacuka ceramics you will find classic zero waste tools, soaps, bottles, kitchen brushes and coffee cups.

23 January - 1063 Budapest, Bajnok utca 30.

Hungarian Jazz Showcase 2021

The festival gives a world-renowned and rightly acclaimed young generation of Hungarian jazz performers the chance to present themselves.

24 January - Online in Budapest

Future Of Monetary Policy After Covid-19: Lámfalussy Lectures Conference

The Lamfalussy Lectures Series, named after Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy, "the father of the Euro”, is an annual international conference hosted by the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the central bank of Hungary.

25 January - Online in Budapest

Plan 2021 With Intention & Get Things Done

It's more difficult to make goals meaningful and keep them in focus when reality bites and times are uncertain. This planing workshop will help you to get your foundations strong and set you for a successful and fulfilling 2021.

26 January - Online in Budapest


AISB Elementary School Virtual Open House, 21 January

For families interested in the world-class Elementary Program at American International School Budapest, they invite you to join their Virtual Open House on Thursday 21 January - just click this headline for details.

Pediatric Care @ Dr. Rose Private Hospital In Budapest

Hungary's leading private hospital treats pediatric care as a priority area, therefore it provides its youngest patients with the highest professional standards from birth to adulthood by applying modern techniques with the help of the best medical experts. Click the headline for details from Prof. Dr. László Barkai, head of pediatrics at this premier hospital.

B+N Budapest: What Would Our World Be Without Cleaners?

Cleanliness usually goes unnoticed. So do those who work tirelessly for our taken-for-granted comfort and safety. At B+N Zrt. they strive to make their cleaning staff feel the appreciation that their work deserves.

ISB: Choosing A School During Lockdown, By John Hart, Principal

One of the most important, and potentially difficult decisions, which parents can make for their children is to decide upon their school. This is difficult in ‘normal’ times when schools have official Open Days and parents can also visit schools at other times.

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.

New movies in Budapest