What is Budapest This Week?
Budapest This Week is a weekly guide with our curated list of the best events, activities and things to do in Budapest. From dance performances and exhibition openings to hot new restaurants and festivals, we cover the very best of what Budapest has to offer. Whether you’re a native of Budapest, a local expat or a traveler, we guarantee that you’ll love this weekly guide.
Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Festival
Where? Vajdahunyad Castle, 1146 Budapest view map
When? Several times a week until Thursday, August 4th
Enjoy great concerts of classical and jazz music in a truly breath taking setting at the Vajdahunyad Castle. This annual event is being organized for the 25th time this year, so the programme will be even more special. Please note that since these are open-air events, the programme might change according to the weather. Visit their official website for the detailed programme and for ticket info.
Where? Outdoor Cinema, Hajógyári Sziget – 410 (Golf Tanya), 1033 Budapest view map
When? Tuesday at 7pm
Join this local movie night on the Hajógyári Island with delicious pop-corn, cozy blankets and a great movie. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban, and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.
Our Lives to Live
Where? Urania National Film Theatre – 21 Rákóczi Way, 1088 view map
When? Until Wednesday, July 20th
Check out these incredible movies about women and the decisions and choices they make in their lives. The films feature actresses Isabelle Huppert, Sandra Hüller, Catherine Deneuve, Tilda Swinton, Juliette Binoche, Charlotte Rampling and Cate Blanchett – just to mention a few – and directors Jessica Hausner, Ursula Meier, Malgorzata Sumowska and Sarah Polley. For the detailed programme, visit the official website of Urania National Film Theatre.
The Belle Epoque in 3D
Where? Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle) – 37 Dózsa György Way, 1146 Budpaest view map
When? Until Sunday, July 24th
This show evokes the fin-de-siècle era, that is, the decades around 1900, with the help of stereo photographs. The streets and busy squares of Budapest and other European and distant metropolises are brought to life, and you are invited to witness the everyday life of exotic lands. The exhibition gives insight into the history of stereo photography and stereo viewing devices, and with the help of pictures taken with what used to be revolutionary techniques, you will become part of the events in the pictures. The show offers a unique screening of a three-dimensional film, using digital technology through which you can walk back right into the past.