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Welcome & thanks for joining in here, along with fellow Xpats in the Loop!
You're in good company together with thousands of expats & high-level locals.
- a cosmopolitan circle of internationally-minded peope: the Xpat Community.

1. In focus is coverage of the big expat charity event at Corinthia last Saturday:
See What Happened @ Burns Charity Supper, Corinthia Budapest, 22 January

"Raising more than HUF 9 million will make a huge difference to local charities..."

2. Also below is an essential selection of fresh News, Info & Inspiration:
E.g. Time-Based Tickets Will Soon be Introduced on Budapest Public Transport
Budapest Zoo Ranked Among Europe's Best / New Hungaricum Exhibition Now Open

3. Plus there's Calendar highlights, new Specials & Movies now showing in Budapest:
E.g. Improvisation Dance Theater - Willany Leó / NAWA Book Club / Gojira Concert
Dangerous / The Matrix Resurrections / Spider-Man: No Way Home

As always you can see Contemporary, Classical & Community events in Calendar.
Here's hoping you enjoy & even benefit from what's in it for you below.
Yours with best wishes & kind regards, Team XpatLoop

See What Happened: Burns Charity Supper, Corinthia Budapest

BREAKING | news & more

Watch: New Hungaricum Exhibition Centre Now Open

Watch: Hungarian Palaces & Castles Attract Record Visitors

Hungarian Opinion: PM Orbán Attends Traditional Pig Slaughter

Watch: House Of Hungarian Music Set to Become 'Pearl' of Capital

70 Firefighters Battle Blaze at Budapest Hospital, Young Woman Killed

No Apology by Budapest Mayor for 'Tree Friendly' Jab at New House Of Music

New “Hollywood Superproduction” Being Filmed Near Budapest Starring Affleck & Fishburn

Advocacy Groups Protest After Márki-Zay Calls Fidesz Propagandists “Disabled”

Fidesz May Try to Arrest Opposition Politicians Before Election, Says Márki Zay

Time-Based Tickets Will Soon be Introduced on Budapest Public Transport

Hungary Second Most Corrupt in EU, Says Transparency International

Watch: Budapest Zoo Ranked Among Europe's Best

Central Bank Hikes Base Rate by 50 Bps to 2.9%

First Robotic Surgery Performed in Hungary

Calendar highlights

International Meeting Point

As usual this IMP is free, informal and everybody's welcome at this "expat / Erasmus / CSs / locals meet-up event". Ask for your free wristband & get a welcome shot if you are in the firsts 50!

27 January - House Bar Budapest

Dance House - Berka-Erdőfű

The Berka Band has been playing here for 12 years so they know what they're doing. Two dance houses will happen in two different spaces simultaneously: a big Moldavian one and a smaller traditional Hungarian one.

28 January - Fonó Budapest

Gojira Concert

They're a French heavy metal band from Ondres. Founded as Godzilla in 1996, the band's lineup - brothers Joe & Mario Duplantier, Christian Andreu, and Jean-Michel Labadie - has been the same since the band changed its name in 2001.

29 January - Barba Negra Budapest

Live HD Broadcast from the Met: Verdi: Rigoletto - Encore

Verdi considered this opera to be a revolutionary work, while for posterity Rigoletto is in and of itself probably one of the most characteristic examples of the 'Italian strain of the genre'. Enjoy it live with a Budapest audience.

30 January - Palace of Arts Budapest

NAWA Book Club in Budapest

Join the North American Women's Association for this first book club meeting of the year. They’ll be discussing The Guardians by John Grisham - click this title for more details about how to join in.

31 January - Budapest

Folk Dance Performance - 'Living Dance Archive Gyimes'

The beauty of the landscape in the Gyimes area and the archaic dances enchanted a dancer, who became a lifetime fan and was amongst the first to learn the dance culture of the Hungarian people of the region...

1 February - National Dance Theatre Budapest

Improvisation Dance Theater - Willany Leó

Experimenting, rethinking, renewing: these words are connected to improvisation just as much as to Willany Leó. In this company’s 14th season there are several different types of programmes ahead...

2 February - Trafó Budapest

Discover the 'Sound Dome' at Magyar Zene Háza

What is a sound dome? Quite literally it's a dome-cupola which emits sounds. But it is more than just that here, this new sound dome is also a projection screen with a sound system behind it..

3 February - House of Hungarian Music Budapest


Open Day @ Britannica International School Budapest

Thinking about joining the longest established British international school in Hungary? You're invited to visit the school on Wednesday 2nd February at 10am to find out more...


Spa Specials @ Anantara New York Palace Hotel in February

Pamper yourself and your loved one at the Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel's Spa. For further information or reservation, please feel free to contact the Spa reception, or  call +36 1 886 6125 extension 8125.

Virtual Open House - Elementary School at AISB, 4 February

Interested in exploring the best educational options for your child?  Join this American International School Budapest virtual event to learn about how leading educational practices in a world-class Elementary program at AISB.

Healthy Life - Make this Your New Year's Resolution! By Smile & Teeth

Let's start the year with our health, the most important thing! You can easily arrange health screenings in 2022, the results are reassuring if specialists find everything is fine, and if anything is wrong professional treatment at Smile & Teeth Dental Budapest is the key to recovery.

Personalized Care by Dr. Rose Private Hospital Budapest

Dr. Rose Private Hospital serves almost 50,000 patients a year, recently completed an investment of more than 600 million HUF, which not only made the environment even more attractive, but also added a range of modern equipment, unique in international healthcare, to its existing range.

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.

Job Opportunity: Management Assistant @

We're growing and so hiring an assistant: the successful candidate will work with and support the Managing Director of - the main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised in this post.

New movies in Budapest