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Welcome & thanks for joining fellow Xpats in the Loop!

First up for your interest, to mark 'Earth Day' the capital's key boulevard Andrássy út is now closed to cars.

Also this weekend pedestrians and cyclists have full access to Kós Károly sétány in Budapest's City Park.

Earth Day related articles trending in the loop:

'Restore Our Earth' - Earth Day 2021 Celebrated In Hungary

Debrecen Zoo & Amusement Park Welcomes New Residents On Earth Day

Earth Day Marked By Budapest Mayor: Hungary Needs ‘Green Shift’ & Better Welfare

Next up, there are a few exhibitions now open - see more in Calendar:

'Other Lands Are To Come' Exhibition, Várfok Gallery Budapest

'Colours, Realism, Surprises' Exhibition, Kieselbach Gallery

Now we really hope you like what's in it for you this week..

Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

Outdoor Terraces Open Tomorrow - More Reopening Next week

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Calendar highlights

Live International Escape Room Challenge

Given all the stress of lockdown, the organisers ask if you ready for the 'ultimate live escape room challenge' for your body and mind? If so click this headline for details.

23 April - Maverick Student Lodge Budapest

Opera Recital: Arias By Klára Kolonits

Expect a selection of such bel canto favourites as "I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Norma by Bellini, Lucrezia Borgia and La Favorita by Donizetti as well as excerpts by Meyerbeer, Rossini, Massenet and Charpentier".

24 April - State Opera House production streamed online from Eiffel Art Studios

Garden Fair In Budapest

In addition to flowers, plants, horticultural supplies and services, the organisers promise "gastronomic delicacies, close-to-nature design works, lectures and 'green programs' will be available.

25 April - Buda Arboretum

National Salon Of Photography 2021

When organising the 2nd such 'Salon of Photography', it was Műcsarnok's aim to reach out to artists who made significant works in any area of photographic art over the last 5 years, and 208 of them gladly joined in for you to see.

26 April - Online from Műcsarnok

Abstract Remix Film: 'Darkness Is Falling Through Darkness'

Péter Lichter remixed his Frozen May film tapes and turned the recorded forest landscapes into abstract visual scenes, and Ádám Márton Horváth captures the moods of his long forest walks and hikes with various musical motifs and sounds.

27 April - Online from Trafó Budapest

Proton Theatre: 'Imitation Of Life'

The performance is made up of two duets, two side-notes from a margin of society where injustice is the unwritten law. Kornél Mundruczó's new production is both poetic and provocative and breaks new ground...

28 April - Online from Trafó Budapest

La Lumière Comique Online Opera Stream

It has been said that great music does not necessarily require the highest quality text, and some say music can even be hindered from developing fully when the melody is paired with words that claim a position of equal rank. See what you think via this stream.

29 April - Online from Palace Of Arts


Parent Academy This Friday @ BISB

Every parent wants to know how they can support their child’s learning, that’s why The British International School Budapest set up Parent Academy. You can register now for these upcoming webinar talks including a compelling talk by Principal Richard Dyer  on 'Risk & Reward in the Teenage Brain'.

Sauska’s New Winery Complex Taking Shape

Set on a hillside that belongs to Rátka, but overlooking the village of Mád, Sauska Tokaj’s new winery complex is now taking shape, with the framework of the two main above-ground structural elements starting to be dressed in concrete.

VIP Thai Massage Center Budapest Offers Expats 25% Discount

This well established premium salon in downtown near Opera is offering a 25% discount to readers - without any catches. Rest assured the masseuses here are all professionally qualified having received their certification in Bangkok - click the headline for choice of massages available.

New movies in Budapest