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Sunday 18 October 2020
12 October 2020 - 18 October 2020
December 2020
18.03.2020 - 01.11.2020


Sofia City Art Gallery
the exhibition


18 March 2020 - 01 November 2020

The exhibition sequences Konstantin Shtarkelov’s life, and the works created by the artist throughout his career.

For more information, please visit -

04.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 31.12.2020

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

08.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

Pathways to the table

The National Ethnographic Museum presents the exhibition Pathways to the table
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum -
14.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

The Army in Times of Change

The National Museum of Military History presents the exhibition “The Army in Times of Change”
The exhibition traces the development of the Bulgarian Army over the past 30 years. The event is realised on the occasion of the 141 st anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the 104 th anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Military History.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Museum of Military History
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
11.09.2020 - 25.10.2020


11 September 2020 - 25 October 2020
The photographs of Mayerowitz document the devastation and reconstruction of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11/2001.
Joel Mayerowitz’s After September 11: Images from Ground Zero is part of the 2020 Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.

On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
01.10.2020 - 01.11.2020

There are ten finalists in the National Campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020"

There are 10 finalists in the national campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020", organized by the Bulgarian National Radio. For 7 years now, voting has determined the people who today inspire others, make changes and do good deeds. There were 117 nominations in this year's campaign, with inspiring stories and characters. Traditionally, politicians, protesters and journalists, whose job by default should be to enlighten are not nominated. The jury selected the 10 finalists. The public voting for the winner among them will start in October, and the "Enlightener of the Year 2020" will as always be announced on November 1.
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (, which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

02.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

10th Edition of Mini Art Fest - contemporary circus festival

Circus Ivanov, in front of Universiada Hall

The contemporary circus festival Mini Art Fest returns with its jubilee 10th edition. It will take place from October 2 to October 18 in the tent of Circus Ivanov in front of Universiada Hall, Sofia. The event will focus on the urban people who want to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the mystery called "Contemporary circus art", to learn its mechanisms, to understand its messages, to experience its emotion.

The contemporary circus festival Mini Art Fest is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

It is organized with the support of Sofia Municipality, the Europe Program, the French Institute in Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute, Theatroscope Program and Circus Ivanov.

08.10.2020 - 29.10.2020

Second edition of Cameralia International Music Festival

This autumn, Sofia will host the second edition of the Cameralia International Music Festival, with the support of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.

The festival will feature three concerts - on October 8, 27 and 29, 2020, in partnership with Sofia City Art Gallery, the Embassy of Spain, the Cervantes Institute and Cultural Perspectives Foundation.

In a key location in Sofia - Sofia City Art Gallery, music lovers will be able to enjoy three exclusive concerts, which will present an original palette of styles and a new concept of chamber music. It is based on the performance of musicians from different countries, united by a common passion - the production and experience of music in its various genres.

You can see the full program of the festival at

14.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

2nd Chamber Opera Festival - Sofia 2020

Bonev Music House
organized by Sredets House of Culture MIC in partnership with The Light of Wisdom (Svetlinata na Madrostta) Association and Bonev Music House
17.10.2020 - 18.10.2020


Vitosha Mountain
Sports Events
17.10.2020 - 18.10.2020
Sports Events
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Music and Dance Events


Stage: Babies Hall
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
The performance is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years of age.
Music and Dance Events



SMALL HALL, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.

Music and Dance Events

Magic School

Sirius Hall

Educational and entertaining show for children about letters, numbers, figures, colors, traffic rules. The show includes many tricks, games, songs, attractions and competitions. Anton Strashimirov Drama Theater - Razgrad.



The concert will take place in the Chamber Hall of the Bulgaria Concert Complex (Bulgaria Hall), on Sunday – 18.10, at 19:00.

Solist: Maria-Desislava Stoycheva


Ludwig van Beethoven

Johannes Brahms

Pancho Vladigerov

Robert Schumann

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at


Music and Dance Events

DON PASQUALE. Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

The production will take place on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, on – 18.10, at 19:00.

Conductor - Zhorzh Dimitrov

Bariton - Nikolay Petrov

Bariton - Dobromir Momekov

Tenor - Hrisimir Damyanov

Soprano - Diana Vassileva

Bariton - Alexander Georgiev

Guest-stage director - Svetozar Donev

Set designer - Nela Stoyanova

Choral conductor - Violeta Dimitrova

Choreography - Riolina Topalova

Ticket at the Ticket Center of Sofia Opera and Ballet and at

Music and Dance Events

La Daronne (Mama Weed) with Isabelle Huppert will open CineLibri at Hall 1 in the NPC

A beautiful ceremony will mark the beginning of CineLibri 2020, which this year will take place under the motto "Education of feelings" from October 18 to November 8. The festival will offer 45 films (most of them with national and world premieres in our country). Over 20 of them will be broadcast online through the Neterra TV + platform ( In addition to including a series of special film and literature meetings and commemorative celebrations, the festival will also include several educational webinars featuring Georgi Tenev, Svetlozar Vassilev, Nikolay Yordanov and Andy Deliana. This year the gala evenings dedicated to different cultures will offer films from France, the United States, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Portugal, and Ireland.

In the span of 21 days, there will be over 300 screenings in all art cinemas, several alternative spaces, cultural institutes, as well as in Park Center Sofia.


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