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Wednesday 22 May 2019
20 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
May 2019
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019

BANKYA MEZI

A series of art events and concerts with the support of Rumanetsa & Enchev Foundation dedicated to Saint George's Day (part two).
Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Free admission
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
01.05.2019

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF THE GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY

The ceremonial change of the guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and official holidays in Bulgaria.
The official change of the guard takes place every first Wednesday of the month.
Festivals
01.05.2019
Music and Dance Events
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019

BANKYA MEZI

A series of art events and concerts with the support of Rumanetsa & Enchev Foundation dedicated to Saint George's Day (part two).
Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Free admission
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
02.05.2019

SOFIA SINFONIETTA – CONCERT

Dedicated to May 6 – Saint George's Day, Bulgarian Armed Forces Day
Conductor: Svilen Simeonov
Program: works of Bulgarian and Slavic composers
Music and Dance Events
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019

BANKYA MEZI

A series of art events and concerts with the support of Rumanetsa & Enchev Foundation dedicated to Saint George's Day (part two).
Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Free admission
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
03.05.2019

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION CYCLE

Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition – for piano and orchestra
Conductor: LINUS LERNER
Soloist: DMITRI RATSER, piano
Music and Dance Events
03.05.2019

ZORBA THE GREEK

Ballet by Mikis Theodorakis
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
04.05.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019

BANKYA MEZI

A series of art events and concerts with the support of Rumanetsa & Enchev Foundation dedicated to Saint George's Day (part two).
Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Free admission
Music and Dance Events
04.05.2019 - 06.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
04.05.2019

CONCERT OF SOFIA SOLOISTS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MASTERPIECES OF XX CENTURY

Guest conductor – Georgi Patrikov
Soloists – Boyko Tsvetanov – tenor;
Krasimir Kostadinov – French Horns;
Stefan Vrachev – piano;
Program: Alfred Schnittke – Concerto for piano;
Britten – Serenade for tenor and horn;
Stravinsky – Danses Concertantes
Ticket-only event.
Music and Dance Events
04.05.2019

CONCERT OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DANCE ART

Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Str.
Duration 2h30min
Music and Dance Events
04.05.2019

LENNY KRAVITZ

The American superstar LENNY KRAVITZ with a spectacular show. Referred to as one of the most successful musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has a stunning career that has been going on for over 25 years. Inspired by soul, rock and funk – the music of the 60s and 70s, the musician, composer and producer has won four consecutive Grammy Awards and set a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category.
Music and Dance Events
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019

BANKYA MEZI

A series of art events and concerts with the support of Rumanetsa & Enchev Foundation dedicated to Saint George's Day (part two).
Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Free admission
Music and Dance Events
04.05.2019 - 06.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
05.05.2019

THE CUP OF DOLCHINI – CYCLING

Parking lot in front of Arena Armeec Hall
Sports Events
01.05.2019 - 06.05.2019

BANKYA MEZI

A series of art events and concerts with the support of Rumanetsa & Enchev Foundation dedicated to Saint George's Day (part two).
Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Free admission
Music and Dance Events
04.05.2019 - 06.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
06.05.2019

Saint George’s Day (Saint George the Victorious)

Saint George the Victorious is one of the most venerated saints in the Eastern Orthodox Church. During the time of Emperor Diocletian, he was a soldier in the Roman Empire and was killed because of his faith. Immortalized in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon, he is the patron of England, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Ethiopia, Canada and other countries.
In icons St. George is always depicted on a horse, and at his feet lies the dragon slain by him. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox churches in Georgia, Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro commemorate the Saint on May 6.
In Bulgaria, May 6 is also a public holiday as it is the Day of the Bulgarian Army. Traditionally, on the day of the ecclesiastical celebration of Saint George the Victorious the flags of the Bulgarian Army are sanctified so that the Orthodox army that have dedicated their lives to the peace and security of the homeland can receive God’s mercy and support. The solemn ceremony takes place in front of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Church, after which wreaths are laid in front of the monument to the Unknown Soldier.
Religious Holidays
07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA

The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia first took place in October, 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival dedicated to the animated films in Bulgaria from the 21st century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria!
The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and manages to show the best of Bulgarian and world animation, striving to stimulate the creative activities of animators from all over the world.
Master classes, seminars, exhibitions and workshops are organized for fans and professionals in animation.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
07.05.2019

WAR AND PEACE – QUARTO QUARTET

Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 8
Tchaikovsky — String Quartet No. 1
Quarto Quartet
Music and Dance Events
07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA

The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia first took place in October, 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival dedicated to the animated films in Bulgaria from the 21st century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria!
The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and manages to show the best of Bulgarian and world animation, striving to stimulate the creative activities of animators from all over the world.
Master classes, seminars, exhibitions and workshops are organized for fans and professionals in animation.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
08.05.2019
Sports Events
08.05.2019
Music and Dance Events
08.05.2019
Music and Dance Events
07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA

The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia first took place in October, 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival dedicated to the animated films in Bulgaria from the 21st century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria!
The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and manages to show the best of Bulgarian and world animation, striving to stimulate the creative activities of animators from all over the world.
Master classes, seminars, exhibitions and workshops are organized for fans and professionals in animation.
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 10.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 12.05.2019
Scientific Events
07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA

The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia first took place in October, 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival dedicated to the animated films in Bulgaria from the 21st century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria!
The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and manages to show the best of Bulgarian and world animation, striving to stimulate the creative activities of animators from all over the world.
Master classes, seminars, exhibitions and workshops are organized for fans and professionals in animation.
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 10.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 12.05.2019
Scientific Events
10.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

VOLKSWAGEN CLUB FEST

Volkswagen Club Fest is organized by Volkswagen Club Bulgaria.
Festivals
10.05.2019

MADAM BUTTERFLY

Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Str.
Duration: 3h10min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
10.05.2019

ODE TO JOY

On Europe Day, Beethoven’s most famous symphony – Symphony No. 9, will be played in Bulgaria Hall. Known as Ode to Joy and composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven, when he set music to Friedrich von Schiller's verse which can be heard in the last part, this is the first-ever symphony in which there are human voices. In 1985 Ode to Joy became the the official anthem of the European Union.
The symphony is a symbol of unification and hope for a better world.
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9.
Conductor – SASCHA GOETZEL
With the participation of Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir conducted by Slavil Dimitrov.
Music and Dance Events
07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA

The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia first took place in October, 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival dedicated to the animated films in Bulgaria from the 21st century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria!
The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and manages to show the best of Bulgarian and world animation, striving to stimulate the creative activities of animators from all over the world.
Master classes, seminars, exhibitions and workshops are organized for fans and professionals in animation.
Festivals
11.05.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
11.05.2019

BEST YOUNG DRIVER IN BULGARIA

Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. / between the Rectorate of Sofia University and Knyazheska Gradina or Gen. Gurko Street between the Ministry of Youth and Sport and Vasil Levski National Stadium
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
11.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 12.05.2019
Scientific Events
10.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

VOLKSWAGEN CLUB FEST

Volkswagen Club Fest is organized by Volkswagen Club Bulgaria.
Festivals
11.05.2019 - 12.05.2019
Sports Events
11.05.2019

CARMEN

Opera by Georges Bizet
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
11.05.2019

SOFIA QUARTET AND STANIMIR TODOROV PRESENT

Sofia Quartet and the great Bulgarian violoncellist, concertmaster of Teatro Colón in Buenos
Aires – Stanimir Todorov present works by Barber and Schubert.
Sofia Quartet are:
Stoimen Peev, violin;
Yordan Dimitrov, violin;
Valentin Gerov, viola;
Lyubomir Nikov, cello
Music and Dance Events
11.05.2019

JOSE CARRERAS

The great Spanish tenor José Carreras will delight the Bulgarian audience with an impressive concert. Over 120 people will take part in the show and all great and beloved
works of the legendary musicians will be presented.
The exciting performance of one of the most popular opera singers of our time is unique as it will be his last show not only in Bulgaria, but also on the Balkans.
Music and Dance Events
11.05.2019
Music and Dance Events
07.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

10TH INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN KUKER – SOFIA

The International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker – Sofia first took place in October, 2010 in Sofia and is the first festival dedicated to the animated films in Bulgaria from the 21st century. It is held every spring in May and is one of the most attractive cultural events in Bulgaria!
The festival is a bridge between professionals from all over the world and manages to show the best of Bulgarian and world animation, striving to stimulate the creative activities of animators from all over the world.
Master classes, seminars, exhibitions and workshops are organized for fans and professionals in animation.
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
09.05.2019 - 12.05.2019
Scientific Events
10.05.2019 - 12.05.2019

VOLKSWAGEN CLUB FEST

Volkswagen Club Fest is organized by Volkswagen Club Bulgaria.
Festivals
11.05.2019 - 12.05.2019
Sports Events
12.05.2019

DON QUIXOTE

Ballet by Ludwig Minkus
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2h20min
Intermission: 1
Music and Dance Events
12.05.2019
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
13.05.2019 - 15.05.2019

WEBIT.FESTIVAL EUROPE 2019

It will take place from May 13 to May 15 for the 11th consecutive year in Sofia. Over 15 parallel conferences with more than 400 lecturers, affiliate events, points for meetings and product and services presentations in showrooms, social events and parties turn our city into Europe's digital capital during the festival.
World media calls Webit Europe's leading event for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, which has been establishing its own ecosystem for more than 10 years now. More than 73% of the festival's visitors are company owners or hold management positions.
Business Events
13.05.2019

THE MUSIC OF EUROPE 2 – ARMENIA

The Music of Europe 2 features the music of European countries that are not members of the EU. It is a series of 16 concerts which will present Russian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Kosovan, Macedonian and other countries’ music masterpieces.
Traditionally, March 3 is dedicated to Bulgarian composers and performers. This year again the concerts will be held on Mondays in Bulgaria Chamber Hall. The soloists will be once again well-known Bulgarian musicians, performers who are still developing their potential and soloists from Europe, who have already proven themselves on the international stage. The Program includes both classical music masterpieces and contemporary music pieces.
The concerts will be held in partnership with the National Academy of Music and supported by the Ministry of Culture.
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
13.05.2019 - 15.05.2019

WEBIT.FESTIVAL EUROPE 2019

It will take place from May 13 to May 15 for the 11th consecutive year in Sofia. Over 15 parallel conferences with more than 400 lecturers, affiliate events, points for meetings and product and services presentations in showrooms, social events and parties turn our city into Europe's digital capital during the festival.
World media calls Webit Europe's leading event for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, which has been establishing its own ecosystem for more than 10 years now. More than 73% of the festival's visitors are company owners or hold management positions.
Business Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
15.05.2019 - 17.05.2019

BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL Human and dental medicine

International exhibition for the best and latest in medicine. Several generations of doctors and dentists will exchange knowledge and experience in medical practice.
Bulmedica / Buldental will present new opportunities, unique achievements and successful practices of specialists from the medical community worldwide.
Business Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
15.05.2019

LITERATURE NIGHT 2019

different places around the city
Literature Night is a longterm international project initiated by the Czech Centres Headquarters in Prague and presents contemporary European literature through literary readings at strange, interesting or unexpected urban places. The event has been held in many European cities since 2011, in Sofia – since 2012, and in other Bulgarian cities – since 2013 and now has 7 successful editions. The 8th edition will take place on May 15, 2019.
Festivals
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
13.05.2019 - 15.05.2019

WEBIT.FESTIVAL EUROPE 2019

It will take place from May 13 to May 15 for the 11th consecutive year in Sofia. Over 15 parallel conferences with more than 400 lecturers, affiliate events, points for meetings and product and services presentations in showrooms, social events and parties turn our city into Europe's digital capital during the festival.
World media calls Webit Europe's leading event for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, which has been establishing its own ecosystem for more than 10 years now. More than 73% of the festival's visitors are company owners or hold management positions.
Business Events
15.05.2019

CYCLE OF FOUR CANTATAORATORY CONCERTS

The events is organized in cooperation with Bulgaria Concert Complex and Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir and with the participation of Sofia Sinfonietta – conductor: Svilen Simeonov
Soloists: Emilia Baranovska / cello / – France
Music and Dance Events
15.05.2019

CONCET FEATURING WORKS BY PANCHO VLADIGEROV

National Academy of Music, Concert Hall
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
15.05.2019 - 17.05.2019

BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL Human and dental medicine

International exhibition for the best and latest in medicine. Several generations of doctors and dentists will exchange knowledge and experience in medical practice.
Bulmedica / Buldental will present new opportunities, unique achievements and successful practices of specialists from the medical community worldwide.
Business Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
16.05.2019

JAMES JUDD IN BULGARIA

Dimitar Hristov – Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1;
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1;
Conductor: James Judd;
Soloist: Milena Mollova, piano;
Music and Dance Events
16.05.2019

THE BEST OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

The international musical sensation The Best of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is visiting Bulgaria for the first time. The concert presents an emblematic part of the work of the most important musical composer of all time – "The Cats", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Evita" and "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
15.05.2019 - 17.05.2019

BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL Human and dental medicine

International exhibition for the best and latest in medicine. Several generations of doctors and dentists will exchange knowledge and experience in medical practice.
Bulmedica / Buldental will present new opportunities, unique achievements and successful practices of specialists from the medical community worldwide.
Business Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
17.05.2019

SWAN LAKE

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3h20min.
Intermissions: 3
Music and Dance Events
18.05.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.05.2019 - 19.05.2019

FIRST NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF STREET ARTISTS – BANKYA 2019

Bankya – Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Directions: music, theater, circus arts, fine arts. Charity auction. With the cooperation of the Youth Council of the U.S. Embassy, Sofia Municipality and Bankya District, Sofia Municipality.
Festivals
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
18.05.2019

SWAN LAKE

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3h20min.
Intermissions: 3
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.05.2019 - 19.05.2019

FIRST NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF STREET ARTISTS – BANKYA 2019

Bankya – Pedestrian zone and Rotunda Park
Directions: music, theater, circus arts, fine arts. Charity auction. With the cooperation of the Youth Council of the U.S. Embassy, Sofia Municipality and Bankya District, Sofia Municipality.
Festivals
19.05.2019

MOUNTAIN BIKING

in Knyazhevska Forest and Lower station of the lift
Sports Events
19.05.2019
Festivals
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
19.05.2019

ФОРТИСИМОFORTISSIMO

Children’s Film Music
Music and Dance Events
19.05.2019

LILLY AND THE MAGIC PEARL

Performance for children by Lyubomir Denev
Based on Valeri Petrov’s fairytale Puk
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
20.05.2019

BALLET PERFORMANCE FEATURING MASHA ILIEVA BALLET SCHOOL

Children’s Ballet Performance featuring Masha Ilieva Ballet School
Stage: Big stage
Duration: 1 hour
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age
Music and Dance Events
20.05.2019

THE MUSIC OF EUROPE 2 – ALBANIA

The Music of Europe 2 features the music of European countries that are not members of the EU. It is a series of 16 concerts which will present Russian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Kosovan, Macedonian and other countries’ music masterpieces.
Traditionally, March 3 is dedicated to Bulgarian composers and performers. This year again the concerts will be held on Mondays in Bulgaria Chamber Hall. The soloists will be once again well-known Bulgarian musicians, performers who are still developing their potential and soloists from Europe, who have already proven themselves on the international stage. The Program includes both classical music masterpieces and contemporary music pieces.
The concerts will be held in partnership with the National Academy of Music and supported by the Ministry of Culture.
Music and Dance Events
09.05.2019 - 21.05.2019

ANTISTATIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND PERFORMANCE

National Palace of Culture, Azaryan Theatre, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Goethe-Institut Bulgarien
The 12th edition of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance has a strategic significance regarding the cultural life in Sofia. It is the only festival in Sofia dedicated to original and innovative artistic practices in the field of contemporary dance and performance, realized by emerging and acknowledged Bulgarian and foreign artists. The main feature of the event is its international artistic program. It includes 5 international productions of performers from Germany, Austria, France, Israel and Sweden, and 2 Bulgarian shows.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
21.05.2019
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
22.05.2019

GOLDEN FEATHER CEREMONY – CANTUS FIRMUS

The Largo, Nezavisimost Square, Sofia
The award ceremony is held in honor of May 24 – Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters. The laureates will receive a gold brooch in the shape of a pen. The ceremony will be attended by prominent Bulgarian musicians and ensembles.
Festivals
22.05.2019

EUROPE DANCES

The Largo
Music and dance performance featuring Zdravets Dance Ensemble, Sredets Dance Ensemble, Masha Ilieva Ballet School, musical ensembles from the National Palace of Children.
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
23.05.2019

CONCERT OF SOFIA SOLOISTS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MASTERPIECES OF XX CENTURY

Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano
Program: Chopin – Variations on La Ci Darem
La Mano Op. 2 from Mozart's Don Giovanni
Alexander Rosenblatt – Fantasy on themes from “Polovtsian Dances” by A. Borodin;
Bizet-Shchedrin – Carmen Suite
Contemporary Russian authors
Ticket-only event.
Music and Dance Events
23.05.2019

SOFIA MUSIC WEEKS

Sofia Music Weeks International Music Festival – Opening
Frédéric Chopin – Second Ballade;
Frédéric Chopin – Variations on Don Giovanni,
Georges Bizet / Rodion Shchedrin – Carmen Suite;
Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano
Festivals
24.05.2019

Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script

May 24 is the Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script - a day on which the entire nation celebrates and pays homage to Cyril and Methodius - the creators of the Glagolitic alphabet. This is a writing system from the 9th century based on the Bulgarian dialect, a prototype of the Bulgarian alphabet, adapted in the Cyrillic alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet is the Bulgarian contribution to many peoples around the world - Russians, Ukrainians, Macedonians, and Serbs. The Cyrillic alphabet is the official alphabet in Mongolia and in some republics of the former Soviet Union, and until the 19th century it was also used in Romania. On May 24 in Sofia is annually held a solemn ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers in front of the monument of the holy brothers in front of the National Library, which bears their name. In Bulgaria May 24 is also the last day of school for the students in first grade.
According to the church calendar, the Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius is celebrated on May 11.
National and Official Holidays
24.05.2019

Day of the letters

For a second year in a row Sofia Municipality, The National Palace of culture and the National Bulgarian radio (BNR) are organizing together the “Day of the letters” concert in honor of May 24th - Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day.

The concert “Day of the letters” will start on May 24th at 5pm on the Summer stage in front of the National Palace of culture. Part in the concert will take the Sofia brass orchestra with the conductor Vasil Deliev, the jazz formation Sofia with Yana Chakalska for a soloist, Neli Rangelova, the Big band by the National musical school “Lyubomir Pipkov”, the vocal band “Radiochildren” which is a part of the BNR and the National music orchestra by BNR with the conductor Dimitar Hristov.

The organizers have many more surprises planned not only for the youngest of the audience.

The “Day of the letters concert” is free.


The summer stage in front of the National Palace of culture is the newest space for cultural experiences in the capital. It has a lot of events and concerts planned, including open opera performances and open summer cinema.

 
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
24.05.2019 - 25.05.2019

IFSC EUROPEAN YOUTH CUP

Walltopia Climbing Center
Sports Events
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
24.05.2019

YANA'S NINE BROTHERS

Opera by Lyubomir Pipkov
Stage: Big stage
Enrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
25.05.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
24.05.2019 - 25.05.2019

IFSC EUROPEAN YOUTH CUP

Walltopia Climbing Center
Sports Events
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
25.05.2019

YANA'S NINE BROTHERS

Opera by Lyubomir Pipkov
Stage: Big stage
Enrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
24.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Sports Events
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
26.05.2019

LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS

Ballet based on the music by Guiseppe Verdi/Sergey Onsoff
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2h10min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
27.05.2019

THE MUSIC OF EUROPE 2 – MONTENEGRO AND BOSNIA

The Music of Europe 2 features the music of European countries that are not members of the EU. It is a series of 16 concerts which will present Russian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Kosovan, Macedonian and other countries’ music masterpieces.
Traditionally, March 3 is dedicated to Bulgarian composers and performers. This year again the concerts will be held on Mondays in Bulgaria Chamber Hall. The
soloists will be once again well-known Bulgarian musicians, performers who are still developing their potential and soloists from Europe, who have already proven themselves
on the international stage. The Program includes both classical music masterpieces and contemporary music pieces.
The concerts will be held in partnership with the National Academy of Music and supported by the Ministry of Culture.
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
28.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

SPRING BOOK BAZAAR

In 2019, the traditional Spring Book Bazaar at the National Palace of Culture will be held for the thirteenth time.
The biggest publishing houses in Bulgaria will take part in it. During the event meetings between readers and popular Bulgarian authors will be held, and numerous readings,
discussions and exhibitions will also be organized.
The event aims to bring together readers, their favourite authors and publishers. It encourages young authors to develop and participate actively in the cultural life of the
capital by presenting their works to a wide audience.
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
28.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

SPRING BOOK BAZAAR

In 2019, the traditional Spring Book Bazaar at the National Palace of Culture will be held for the thirteenth time.
The biggest publishing houses in Bulgaria will take part in it. During the event meetings between readers and popular Bulgarian authors will be held, and numerous readings,
discussions and exhibitions will also be organized.
The event aims to bring together readers, their favourite authors and publishers. It encourages young authors to develop and participate actively in the cultural life of the
capital by presenting their works to a wide audience.
Festivals
29.05.2019

ORGAN PALETTE

Music for Trumpet and Organ
Velin Iliev – Organ
Music and Dance Events
29.05.2019

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3:00 hours
Intermission: 1
Music and Dance Events
29.05.2019

MILA GEORGIEVA’S VIOLIN MASTERCLASS

Lyubomir Pipkov National Music School, Hall
Violin Masterclass
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019

SOFIA PAPER ART FEST

Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
CAPITAL".
Festivals
28.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

SPRING BOOK BAZAAR

In 2019, the traditional Spring Book Bazaar at the National Palace of Culture will be held for the thirteenth time.
The biggest publishing houses in Bulgaria will take part in it. During the event meetings between readers and popular Bulgarian authors will be held, and numerous readings,
discussions and exhibitions will also be organized.
The event aims to bring together readers, their favourite authors and publishers. It encourages young authors to develop and participate actively in the cultural life of the
capital by presenting their works to a wide audience.
Festivals
30.05.2019

LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS

Ballet based on the music by Guiseppe Verdi/Sergey Onsoff
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2h10min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
30.05.2019

THE GREAT SYMPHONIES II CYCLE BRUCKNER – SYMPHONY NO 4

Presentation of the ingenious Symphony No 4, called "Romantic" by the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner – an emblematic author of the late Austro-German Romanticism.
Max Bruch – Violin Concerto No 1
Anton Bruckner – Symphony No 4
Soloist: BOZHIDARA KUZMANOVA
Conductor: NAYDEN TODOROV
Music and Dance Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
28.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

SPRING BOOK BAZAAR

In 2019, the traditional Spring Book Bazaar at the National Palace of Culture will be held for the thirteenth time.
The biggest publishing houses in Bulgaria will take part in it. During the event meetings between readers and popular Bulgarian authors will be held, and numerous readings,
discussions and exhibitions will also be organized.
The event aims to bring together readers, their favourite authors and publishers. It encourages young authors to develop and participate actively in the cultural life of the
capital by presenting their works to a wide audience.
Festivals
31.05.2019

ZORBA THE GREEK

Ballet by Mikis Theodorakis
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
31.05.2019

TANGO & CAMPANELLA

Mila Georgieva, violin
Classic FM Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Maxim Eshkenazi;
Program: Paganini, A. Piazzolla, M. Ravel and others.
Festivals
31.05.2019

STEVE HACKETT

Steve Hackett is a world-renowned rock musician. He is the lead guitarist of the legendary British rock band Genesis.
They are among the 30 best-selling artists of all time. They have sold over 150 million copies of their albums and have won some of the most prestigious music awards.
Steve Hackett is an extremely innovative musician and composer. In his work he skillfully combines elements of different genres such as blues, folklore and jazz. His solo career flourished in the mid-1980s.
Music and Dance Events