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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 1000's of expats + top locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. First is news that the Number of Expats in Hungary From Western Europe up Significantly:
E.g. Since 2015, the number from Belgium has increased by 47%, from Italy 45%, from Spain 40%,
from Switzerland 28%, from Austria 25%, from Britain by 22% and from Germany and France 20%.  

2. You can see a wide selection of events happening these days in it, and in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. 'Funky Monkey' by Von Schulz, 'Rhythm of the Dance' from Ireland, + Klari's 'Perfect Smile'.

3. Also for your interest there are new Movies and Specials, plus News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Russel Crowe & Rami Malek Soon in Hungary, Top Vegetarian Eateries, 3 Hidden Parks in Pest.

Now we hope you like what's in it for you below.
Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Valia Calda Concert

Valia Calda integrates a diverse spectrum of sounds, mixing in their long meditative improvisations, psychedelic aesthetics with elements from folk traditions and explosive drum beats.

15 February - Opus Jazz Club

The National Dance Company of Ireland: 'Rhythm of the Dance'

This extraordinary production will transport you to the cosmic world of an aviator lost in the desert who encounters the enigmatic Little Prince on his quest through various planets.

16 February - Erkel Theatre Budapest

Funky Monkey - Dan Von Schulz

Drop the mask or put on your biggest face! But this evening you don't have to put on a face, just enjoy the best funky music in a relaxed, yet friendly and homely nightclub in Városmajor.

17 February - Jam Stage Bar Budapest

Bartók's 'Dancetriptych'

The works of Béla Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin, The Wooden Prince, and Dance Suite are impossible to miss from the repertoire of the ballet company, the orchestra, and the Opera.

18 February - Opera House Budapest

Organ Duel - Hammond B3

The long-standing Organ Duel concert series brings the top masters of the instrument to compete with each other in playful fashion, entertaining the audience with impromptu solutions to various musical challenges.

19 February - National Concert Hall Budapest

Pataky Klari Company: 'Perfect Smile'

In our age, almost everything is about appearances. What we look like, what we wear, where we live, what we own, where we go to eat, do sports, spend holidays, what status we hold in the world through what we own.

20 February - National Dance Theatre Budapest

Branka Básits: 'My Csép' - Record Release Concert

Branka has reshaped Szigetcsép's Serbian folk music tradition through her own personal filter and performs it with her fellow musicians, the concert will be a grand musical journey.

21 February - Festival Theatre Budapest


Escape from Budapest to Bratislava, Slovakia

For expats living in Hungary, a weekend break to this neighbouring Capital city is a top tip as it offers an enjoyable journey through history and culture. Bratislava, known as Pozsony in Hungarian, served as the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1536 to 1783, making it a city brimming with historical significance that’s well worth a visit.

New High-End Lunch Menu at Spago Budapest

An uncompromised lunch menu, with the best quality ingredients, carefully prepared and served a tad simpler than the evening. New this year, Spago Budapest offers a completely different experience at lunchtime compared to the evening meal, without compromising on the high quality the restaurant is known for.

The Future of Shopping is Here - Try Kifli Premium For Free

Kifli is now offering a free Premium Membership for 1 month to readers who are first time users of services. The trial is valid after first purchase - see key benefits of Premium membership highlighted below.

Britannica School's GOLD Award Winners Invited to British Residence

Britannica International School honoured its incredible Duke of Edinburgh International Gold Award achiever students, Fanni, Zeyu, Angus and Kevin with a grand celebration at the Residence of the British Ambassador to Hungary.

Job Opportunity: Content Manager @

The successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director and the media partners, writers, photographers of XpatLoop. The main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised in this article.

New movies in Budapest