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Welcome & thanks for enjoying a moment with us here
- you're together with 32,000+ fellow Xpats in the Loop.

1. In focus are fresh Interviews with interesting expats you may know, or want to know:

* Andrew Woods, Chief Technology Architect, S3 Entertainment Europe,
* Matthew Hayes, Organic Farmer & Owner of Zsámboki Biokert,

* Gustavo Dominguez, Winemaker, Koch Winery Hungary,
* James Carcass, Glassblower & Wood Carver,
* Hiroko Ishimoto, Pianist & Feminist.

2. Next up, you can see example events happening these days below and in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. Charity Fashion Show, Wine & Champers Fest, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Budapest Beer Week.

3. Also included for interest are new Movies & Specials, plus fresh News, Info & Inspiration:
E.g. Madame Tussauds Opens, Massive Loan Keeps BKK Running, Exploring Sopron Region.

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

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Calendar highlights

International Breweries @ Budapest Beer Week

Brewers from all over the world meet to offer their wares at the Dürer Kert. Once the tasting sessions are over, free live punk and metal music takes centre stage, alongside expanded street food options...

Now on until 28 May - Dürer Kert Budapest

Grape Event: Wine & Champagne Festival

Hungary’s best young winemakers will be represented at the Downtown Wine & Champagne Festival. The Junibor Young Winemakers’ Association is a platform for members to bring consumers and producers closer together.

Now on until 28 May - Szabadság Square Budapest

Charity Fashion Show: 'HeartfeltEnglish' Fund Raising Event

Discover the heartwarming world of HeartfeltEnglish, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing free online English lessons, language camps and exam preparations for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

27 May - Párbeszéd Háza Budapest

Contemporary Concert: Fun Lovin' Criminals

Their infectious blend of cinematic hip-hop, rock ‘n’ roll, blues-jazz, Latin soul burst onto the New York music scene in 1996 with their worldwide multi-platinum debut ‘Come Find Yourself’.

28 May - A38 Ship Budapest

Modern Theatre: Là by Baro d'evel (FR)

In this groundbreaking production, Gabby Petito and fiancé Brian Laundrie aim to fulfill their dream of travelling the world in a camper van. The play reveals the nuanced, problematic aspect of social media, its characters and our world.

29 May - Trafó Budapest

Contemporary Circus: Recirquel Budapest's IMA

This cirque danse production is an immersive theatrical experience transporting viewers from the physical reality of earthly existence. Performers invite us on a journey solitude of the universe, torn out of time and space.

30 May - Palace of Arts Budapest

Asian Street Food @ Summer Night Market

This year 16 Asian stalls will be offering Chinese grill, Chinese pancakes, dim sum, teppanyaki, bubble tea, Tsingtao beer and much more. Look out for the special prize draw game!

31 May + all summer @ Chinatown Budapest


Special Offer: Budapest's Most Exciting Selection Of Sushi

Spago by Wolfgang Puck has prepared a fresh, authentic yet unique sushi offer for spring. The menu, created using the freshest and best quality seasonal ingredients, reflects the best of Japanese cuisine in a way that will captivate every guest.

From Budapest to Any Destination - In A Custom Made Travel Jacket

After studying historic men's garments from safari jackets to French workwear, local tailor Milan Kelecsenyi created a hybrid of different influences: an unconstructed shirt/jacket, which can be your perfect travel companion.

Invitation: Special Wine Tasting @ St. Francis of Assisi Church

On 25 May during this special wine tasting, presented by the members of the Pannonian Winemakers Guild, guests will be guided around in the majestic St. Francis of Assisi parish church in Budapest's Bakats Square.

New movies in Budapest