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.
Where? Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center – 8 Nagymező Street, 1065 Budapest view map
When? Until Sunday, October 2nd
More than 400 iconic album covers are on display in Capa Center’s exhibition titled Total Records – The great adventure of album cover photography. The show opens on 15 June and features such great visual artists as Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Damien Hirst or Annie Leibovitz.
Exhibiting artists: David Bowie, Dorothea Lange, Brassaï, Lee Friedlander, Richard Avedon, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, David Bailey, Andy Warhol, Anton Corbijn, MAGNUM, Elliott Erwitt, Anders Petersen, William Eggleston, René Burri, Andreas Gursky, Weegee, Mitch Epstein, Emmet Gowin, Cindy Sherman, Robert Doisneau, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Davidson, W. Eugene Smith, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Joel Meyerowitz, Todd Hido, Alec Soth, Josef Koudelka, Daido Moriyama, Nan Goldin, Annie Leibovitz, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Jürgen Teller, Larry Clark, Jeff Wall, Brian Griffin, Duane Michals, Robert Mapplethorpe, Martin Parr, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jean-Baptiste Mondino. and many-many more! Featured image by Boz Scaggs, Middle Man, Columbia FC 36106, USA, 1980. Photo © Guy Bourdin.
Curious Minds with Gregor Reti
Where? Brody Studios – 38 Vörösmarty Street, 1064 Budapest view map
When? Thursday at 7pm
Join the Brody community for an evening with Gregor Reti; a Los Angeles-based author and trainer who wrote the book ‘Sex & Ego Death’ and held workshops for over 2,500 people, among others at various Burning Man events. Gregor had an explosive life: at the age of 13 he died, met God and lost all his death-related fears.
It was a starting point for him to explore life to the fullest and pursue a life without limits, unfolding love and spirituality. He uses his teachings to fight for the ideal of sharing truth courageously and to show people how easy it is to gain inner peace and happiness by applying courage to share all truth.
Xpat Wine Club
Where? Hilton Budapest – 1–3 Hess András Square, 1014 Budapest view map
When? Thursday at 6:30pm
You’re invited to socialise with the international community, outdoors in the heart of the castle district, whilst sipping a special selection of quality whites and reds. Guests get unlimited tastes of around 20 wines from 6 Hungarian wineries, such as Hétszőlő (Tokaj), Gilvesy (Badacsony), Fodorvin (Balaton-felvidék) Linbrunn (Villány), Ruppert (Villány), Twickel (Szekszárd).
Also, there’ll be entertainment from the Taste & Play Wine Roulette team and some fine finger-food thanks to the Hilton Budapest. The Dominican Courtyard will glow with candles and torches, and with the warm personalities of local wine-makers and international wine-lovers.
Dress code: Smart casual (shorts allowed!)
Entrance fee: HUF 4000, payable upon arrival.
RSVP ASAP via [email protected]
Where? At the French Institute – 17 Fő Street, 1017 Budapest view map
When? Saturday at 6:30pm
Celebrate the Bastille Day at the Bal Populaire, organized by the French Institute and enjoy music, dancing, great food, drinks and more.
Acting Skills – Getting Physical with Character
Where? MagNet Közösségi Ház – 98 Andrássy Way, 1062 Budapest view map
When? Sunday from 10am to 5pm
For acting, as in life, it’s often what we don’t say that tells the story. Join this special workshop, organized by the Budapest English Theatre and explore some of the non-verbal tools in the actor’s repertoire. You’ll put aside language and look instead at tools such as posture, movement and gesture to help you
– Create authentic characters
– Build atmosphere and relationship
– Communicate subtext
The range of activities during the day will vary from working as a full ensemble, devising in small group situations and include opportunities to focus on individual performance. The work will be led by Virginia Proud, Artistic Director, BET
Cost: 25.000 Ft
Register by email to [email protected]