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Welcome & thanks for enjoying a moment here, along with fellow friendly Xpats in the Loop!
You're in good company with thousands of expats + top locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. First-up, you might be interested to see a new video about the recent St. George's Day Event.
The clip by Connall Charlton is a celebration of Xpat readers raising over HUF 2 million for charity.

2. Next for your interest there's a wide variety of News, Information & Inspiration tailored for Xpats:
E.g. Orbán Has No Savings / John Cleese Coming Here Finally / E-Scooter Chaos to End in Budapest?

3. Plus there are new Movies in Budapest, fresh Special features, and What's On highlights:
Widen your horizons (even further) at a local concert, gin event, or even a 'Comic Opera'.

Now here's hoping you enjoy what's in it for you below.
Yours with kind regards & best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Museum Opens in Budapest

Official Wealth Statement: Orbán Has No Savings

Photos: Beautiful Baroque Hall Reopens at Fine Arts Museum

Legendary Comedian John Cleese To Perform In Budapest, Finally

How Much Do Motorists Actually Save Due to Price Caps in Hungary?

Free Open-Air Concert: Local Festival Orchestra Returns to Heroes' Square

Firms Monitored To Stop 'Extra Profit' Tax Being Passed to Consumers, Says Minister

Huge Fine for 5 Passengers Smuggling Cigarettes on Same Flight to Budapest

Controversial Hungarian Author of 'Foreign Champion' Moldova Dies Aged 88

Hungarian Elected as 77th President of United Nations General Assembly

Big Local Book Festival Returns to Budapest Next Week

'Jazz Picnic', Near Balaton, 4 - 6 August

E-Scooter Chaos to End in Budapest?

Top 5 Bike Rides in Budapest

Calendar highlights

'Comic Opera' Le Nozze Di Figaro

It focuses on the dynamic and pulsating game of everyone appearing different to what they are and desiring something other than what they have. "On stage everything is alive, pulsing & moving, as the music swells forth..."

9 June - Hungarian State Opera Budapest

'Debussy Chansons' by Veronika Harcsa

These works are seen in a new light, thanks to the airiness of the harp, and to a more declamatory vocal technique than in classical singing, while with the live electronic effects they go through a veritable paradigm shift.

10 June - Opus Jazz Club Budapest

Scooter Concert

With 80+ international awards & over 30 million records sold, the band celebrates its 26th anniversary this year, with their summer show in Budapest now a tradition for many fans...

11 June - Budapest Park

Gin Market @ 'The Whale'

Here you can learn new things about gin, and test your taste buds as you try the lighter varieties, the full-bodied ones, a strawberry variety, and even "gin fooled by Tokaj grapes".

10 – 12 June - Bálna Budapest

'Song Recital' by René Pape

It is a tradition at the Budapest Wagner Days festival to offer the audience, along with the fully staged musical dramatic works, productions in other genres as well - one such regular treat at the June festival is the song recital...

13 June - Festival Theatre Budapest

'Contemporary Concert' by Dina Jashari

Said to be "the sparkliest star at the new Macedonian music scene" due to hypnotic live performances featuring her uniquely sincere approach towards songwriting, dreamy harmonies, emotional lyrics, and fresh beats.

14 June - A38 Ship Budapest

'Shooting Stars' Ballet

Each year a few talented dancers join the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company from 700+ candidates, and the lucky ones will showcase dazzling creations here that will make you curious about what's next from them.

15 June - National Dance Theatre Budapest


New General Manager at the Matild Palace Budapest

Selim Ölmez has been appointed to the role of GM, replacing Emre Pasli who led the palace for 6 years. Mr. Ölmez has 23+ years experience in the hospitality and hotel industry and at various brands of Marriott Internationa.

Cholesterol: Benefits & Drawbacks by Dr. Rose in Budapest

Cholesterol, a very important building block in all cells of our body, is involved in the synthesis of certain hormones, bile acids and vitamin D. Chief physician Dr. Bernadett Voloncs, cardiologist and internist at Dr. Rose Private Hospital, spoke on the subject.

'Yard Sale', American International School Budapest, 12 June

AISB’s PSA invite you to their 4th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm in the school's parking lot. Note: In case of rain the event will be cancelled.

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 article, along with next steps.

New movies in Budapest