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Monday 09 December 2019
09 December 2019 - 15 December 2019
December 2019
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
09.12.2019

CONCERT OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DANCE ART

Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2h30min
Music and Dance Events
09.12.2019

THE ARISTOCRATS

City Stage Club
The Aristocrats with their first concert in Sofia!
One of the most original contemporary bands whose genre is difficult to define - The Aristocrats, will come to our country for the first time.
The concert will be an unforgettable experience for the trio's fans, who are certainly aware that their live performances are a real explosion of music and emotions.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

47TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
Festivals
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
10.12.2019

Beth Hart

Beth Hart, who left the audience breathless in the packed Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture last December, will sing again for the Bulgarian audience.
Her world tour continues to grow with more and more concerts being sold out. Her fans’ love is obviously as boundless as hers for them.
At her concerts, she is amazing - she sings, plays the piano, dances, tells stories. Beth is a true musical marvel.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019

The Comedians and Friends – TV show, New Year’s Edition

Tickets can be bought at the box office of Iskar House of Culture. Price – 10 BGN.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

47TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
Festivals
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
11.12.2019

Concert of Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble

Soloists: Sabine Mayer - piano /Luxembourg/
Program: Mozart – Concerto for piano №12 КВ 414
Music and Dance Events
11.12.2019

LES MISЕ́RABLES

Musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg Alain Boublil
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
11.12.2019

The Art of Baroque: Facce d‘amore

Aula Maxima at Sofia University
Facce d'amore Il Pomo d'Oro Orchestra Jakub Josef Orlinski – Countertenor; Francesco Corti - harpsichord and conductor In the program: Handel, Bononcini, Cavalli, Hasse
Music and Dance Events
11.12.2019

Dimitar Nenov – Christmas. Conductor – Yordan Kamdzhalov

GENESIS ORCHESTRA
Music laboratory for the Man – Choir
Maya Vasileva - conductor of the choir
Yordan Kamdzhalov - Artistic Director and Chief Conductor;
Program:
- Musical introduction - aspects of Dimitar Nenov's creative laboratory, host – Yordan Kamdzhalov;
- Dimitar Nenov - Christmas for big orchestra, choir and soloists;
Yordan Kamdzhalov for Dimitar Nenov.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

47TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
12.12.2019

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert of St Sophia Choral Association.
Music and Dance Events
12.12.2019

Jubilee of the National Philharmonic Choir - Cycle

Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem
Director:
ROSEN MILANOV
Soloists:
TSVETELINA VASILEVA, soprano,
MARIANA PENCHEVA, mezzo-soprano
Ivaylo Dzhurov, bass
With the participation of Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: SLAVIL DIMITROV
Music and Dance Events
12.12.2019

LES MISЕ́RABLES

Musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg Alain Boublil
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
12.12.2019

Chinarari Ensemble – The Magic of Dance

The Magic of Dance is an impressionistic work of art. An unconventional and fascinating reading of the Bulgarian folklore dance, seen through the prism of Asen Pavlov - choreographer and director of Chinari ensemble.
Unique music and costumes complement the The Magic of Dance and build a contemporary image that has become the emblem of the ensemble.
The performance is a modern-day fairy tale, blending in itself the eternal themes of Good and Evil, Love and Hate, Darkness and Light. The show presents the four elements: wind, water, fire, earth.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

47TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
13.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

The streets of the art district of Sofia "KvARTal"

Welcome to the streets of the art district of Sofia "KvARTal" situated in the old city center between the boulevards Dondukov, Maria Louisa, Levski and Slivnitsa from 13-15 of December to enjoy a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.
We will see exhibitions, music, lights, board games, workshops from kids and adults, hot drinks, bazaars. For more informаtion: https://www.facebook.com/kvartal.festival
Festivals
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
13.12.2019

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30 Dondukov Blvd.
Tickets:
Children: 10 BGN
Adults: 10 BGN
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
13.12.2019

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
The performance is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
13.12.2019

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert – with the participation of ensembles from Hristo Smirnenski 1945 Community Center and Rayko Alexiev 1947 Community Center.
Music and Dance Events
13.12.2019

LES MISЕ́RABLES

Musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg Alain Boublil
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events
13.12.2019

Disco Stars

The Disco Stars concert will delight the Bulgarian audience with some of the biggest stars and performers in the disco world - Sheila Bonic from Boney M, Precious Wilson from Eruption and Sandra as well as the Argirovi Brothers.
Hall 1 will become a time machine that will take us into the world of the hits of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, when music was not just music, but a real experience.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

47TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
14.12.2019

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
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
14.12.2019

DigitalPRO

Professional Business Course in Digital Marketing – Certificate from the Ministry of Education and Science;
Organizer - Zapomedia
Business Events
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
13.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

The streets of the art district of Sofia "KvARTal"

Welcome to the streets of the art district of Sofia "KvARTal" situated in the old city center between the boulevards Dondukov, Maria Louisa, Levski and Slivnitsa from 13-15 of December to enjoy a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.
We will see exhibitions, music, lights, board games, workshops from kids and adults, hot drinks, bazaars. For more informаtion: https://www.facebook.com/kvartal.festival
Festivals
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
14.12.2019

Christmas Handmade Dreams

Christmas dreams will come true with the help of the craftsmen of beauty and art on November 23 (Saturday) and December 14 (Saturday), on the eve of the warmest family holiday – Christmas. We will have creative workshops for children and adults, students from the National Academy of Arts will participate and charge you with energy, while experienced masters will show you their best creations. You will be able to join in some of the good causes we will be involved in and ... there will be almost everything you want - at least in regard to the gifts you would like for Christmas!
Saturday, November 23,2019; from 10:30am to 6:30pm National Student House, 10 Narodno Sabranie Square.
Festivals
14.12.2019

A show for younger and older children – A Bible Story

Iskar MCI – 11am
Sirius Theatre
A Bible Story;
Puppet show for children over 4 years of age.
A fabulous story about the nature of the Christmas holiday, the birth of Jesus and his mission.
Ticket price - 2 BGN
Theatres
14.12.2019

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
The performance is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
14.12.2019

Sirius Theatre A show for younger and older children - Winter sleep

A mix of images and sounds, puppets, lights and shadows, revealing the beauty of winter.
Theatres
14.12.2019

NIGHT OF THE JUMPS

Grand Prix Bulgaria 2019
Freestyle World Championship – Night of the Jump - Final.
After a nearly four-year hiatus, some of the bravest motorcycle racers will meet in the heart of our capital to show the best of world freestyle motocross in off-road conditions
So far, Bulgaria has hosted this prestigious competition five times, winning the “Best Organizer” award many times.
Sports Events
14.12.2019

25 years of Vanya Moneva Female Choir

Choir concert Conductor: Vanya Moneva Program: Church-Slavonic chants and folklore renditions
One of the most popular Bulgarian folklore choirs - Vanya Moneva Female Choir with conductor Vanya Moneva will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a special concert, which is part of the program of the New Year Music Festival. A special guest of the event will be Maria Ilieva, who will take part in the folklore part of the concert and perform songs by the composer Filip Kutev. The audience will hear some of the choir’s most emblematic songs as well as some new ones.
Music and Dance Events
14.12.2019

Christmas Hope - Dreams Come True - Christmas Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta and Sofia Jazz Formation

Conductor: Svilen Simeonov
Soloists: Edelina Kaneva and Militsa Gladnishka;
With the participation of a ballet formation from the Children's Center for Arts at Nadezhda MCI managed by Kristina Ognyanova;
In the program: Handel, Tchaikovsky, Caccini, Berlin, L. Harlin, N. Washington, L. Denev and others.
Tickets can be bought at the box office of Hall Bulgaria and at ticketsbg.com.
Music and Dance Events
14.12.2019

DAS RHEINGOLD - FOR CHILDREN

Opera by Richard Wagner – adapted for children
Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30 Dondukov Blvd.
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
14.12.2019

Roby Lakatos & Ensemble

Roby Lakatos, The Violin King, with his first concert in Bulgaria.
The legendary violinist with thousands of fans around the world comes to Sofia with his ensemble.
An explosive mix of classic, jazz, romance, film music and csárdás is awaiting the audience.
Roby Lakatos will be the event of the year for crossover music fans. He has been applauded in some of the largest halls in the world – the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, the Sydney Opera House and has been dubbed by critics as "The fastest-fingered fiddler in the world”.
Lakatos will perform in Hall 1 with his colorful ensemble, and each of his musicians is star of his instrument. Classic FM Radio Orchestra will accompany them on the stage.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

47TH SOFIA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
Festivals
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals
13.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

The streets of the art district of Sofia "KvARTal"

Welcome to the streets of the art district of Sofia "KvARTal" situated in the old city center between the boulevards Dondukov, Maria Louisa, Levski and Slivnitsa from 13-15 of December to enjoy a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.
We will see exhibitions, music, lights, board games, workshops from kids and adults, hot drinks, bazaars. For more informаtion: https://www.facebook.com/kvartal.festival
Festivals
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
15.12.2019

CONCERT FOR BABIES

Stage: Babies Hall
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
The performance is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
15.12.2019

Farmers’ Markets Oborishte – Autumn Season

This is the last market of the Autumn season, during which we hold 4 farmers’ festivals as part of the Cultural Calendar of the capital.
It is on December 15 (as usual on Sunday), and from 11 am to 6 pm at the beginning of Oborishte Street, behind the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Church.
We will introduce well-known and new manufacturers from all over the country, with the best of their products for the season; there will be art and cosmetics, traditions and crafts, music, and themed workshops for everyone.
For more details – visit the page of the event.
Festivals
15.12.2019

The Three Little Pigs

Music by Alexandar Raichev
Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30 Dondukov Blvd.
Tickets:
Children: 10 BGN
Adults: 10 BGN
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
15.12.2019

Sirius Theatre A show for younger and older children - Winter sleep

A mix of images and sounds, puppets, lights and shadows, revealing the beauty of winter.
Theatres
15.12.2019

John Williams’ Music

John Williams - Music from Star Wars, Alien, Indiana Jones
Conductor – Nayden Todorov;
With the participation of Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: SLAVIL DIMITROV
Music and Dance Events
15.12.2019

TURANDOT

Opera by Giacomo Puccini
With the special participation of Catherine Foster
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 2
Music and Dance Events
15.12.2019

New Year's Music Festival – Opening Cameristi della Scala - Milan

"Music is energy" - this is the motto of the 33rd edition of the New Year Music Festival, which this year unites the most significant representatives of contemporary performing arts with young talents.
The International Music Festival will be opened on December 15 at 8:00 pm with a concert by the Cameristi della Scala - one of the two chamber orchestras of the famous Teatro alla Scala - popular with its numerous tours on all continents. Popular works by Italian composers entitled "Italy - Music is Love" will be performed in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture.
The Cameristi della Scala Chamber Orchestra has performed in the most prestigious theaters and concert halls around the world.
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