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1. First up is a quick look at 3 popular articles in our new series of Insider's Guides:
Hungarian Grand Prix - Handy Guide for F1 Fans and Party People,
Refreshing Fröccs Guide - Hungarian Wine & Soda Spritzer,
Hiking Around Hungary - Special Signs Explained.

2. Next up, you can see examples of events happening these days below and in Xpat Calendar:

E.g. Big Forest Fest, Interpol Rock Concert, Yamato Drummers Show, + Latino Grindcore, Anyone?

3. Also for your interest there are new Movies & Specials, plus News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Cheap Utility Bills, Silver Medal Cherries, Pest Leisure Terrace, Most Popular Balaton Towns.

We hope you like what's in it for you.
Best wishes from Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Indi-Rock & Post Punk Concert by Interpol

Fresh from a remote gig on Krk island in Croatia, the Manhattan post-punk rockers come to Budapest to tread the boards of MOM Sport, promoting the band’s most recent release, The Other Side of Make-Believe.

20 July - MOM Cultural Center Budapest,

Big Forest Festival: Campus

Taking over the greenery of Nagyerdő in the vicinity of Debrecen University, Campus comprises 200 shows over five days at some 40 venues, making this one of the biggest events of its kind outside Budapest.

21 July - Debrecen

Mexican Metal Music by Brujeria

Latino grindcore, anyone? LA-based metallists Brujeria bring their extreme form of music to the stage of the Dürer Kert. Singing in Spanish, the band recently released Esto Es Brujeria (‘This is Witchcraft’).

22 July - Dürer Kert Budapest

Yamato Drummers Show: ‘Tenmei’

Exponents of a traditional form of Japanese drumming called taiko, Yamato have given thousands of performances around the world over the last 30 years. Now they hit the road with an exciting new show, ‘Tenmei’.

23 July - Erkel Theatre Budapest

Pop & Rock with No Sugar (RO), Audioshake

All the way from Gheorgheni, Romania, this mainstream pop/rock band step up to the plate at the A38, probably the most prestigious gig of their career, ably supported by the recently reconfigured Audioshake.

24 July - A38 Ship Budapest

Opera Favourites: La Traviata / The Fallen Woman

Every summer, Hungary’s ornate National Opera House plays to the gallery by staging opera favourites – such as this Verdi classic, performed with English surtitles and soprano Orsolya Sáfár as the lovelorn Violetta.

25 July - Budapest Opera House

Modern Jazz: Mário Rafael Trio

Headed by one-time Budapest music student and Toronto studio musician, the Mário Rafael Trio now approach ten years in the business, mixing elements of contemporary jazz, Latin and hip hop in their repertoire.

26 July - Opus Jazz Club


'Summer Travel Safety' by Dr. Rose Private Hospital Budapest

These days many expats are preparing for a summer vacation. To make your holiday as pleasant as possible, Dr. Rose have gathered the most important related information via Dr. Beatrix Patai, an occupational health specialist.

Hungary's 1st IB Continuum School: International School of Debrecen

Thanks to the establishment of an international school in Debrecen, high quality multilingual education is now available not only in the capital, but also in another dynamically developing part of the country. Follow this headline for news of the school's recent outstanding achievement.

Hungarian ‘Business Excellence’ Award For Hertz Rent A Car

The Business Excellence Awards ceremony took place in June at the Gulf House Event Center, and we have been enriched with another distinction: HErtz managed to bring home the Audience Award for Best Mobility Service Provider, which was received by the CEO, Csaba Hruda!

Antiperspirant Underarm Btox Treatment @ Wáberer Medical Center

In the heat of summer, WMC are appropriately offering an antiperspirant underarm Btox promotion. The treatment will be offered at a 25% discount during the summer period for 99.000 HUF (instead of 132.000 HUF) if you use it in the clinic in Budapest by 31 August 2023.

Kifli Has Expanded Services to Lake Balaton & Lake Velence

Did you know that you don't have to give up the comfort of Kifli during your holiday by Hungary's great lakes? Around Lake Velence, the service is available in Velence, Agárd, Gárdony, Kápolnásnyék, Sukoró and Pákozd, while at Balaton on the eastern side of the lake.

New movies in Budapest