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Monday 25 November 2019
25 November 2019 - 01 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
14.11.2019 - 28.11.2019

Cinemania (Kinomania)

Lumiere Cinema
Cinemania is the oldest and most popular film event in Bulgaria. Started in 1987 as World Movie Panorama, in 1993 it was renamed to Cinemania. In its 32-year history, the festival has remained true to the slogan "Film Events of the Year". Cinemania presents some of the most attractive and valuable foreign films for the previous two years, which have not been screened in Bulgaria.
The main objective is the geographical and genre diversity of the film program, which should encompass a wide range of fans. Cinemania has become a sign of quality selection and gathers thousands of people teaching them to love this kind of art.
Festivals
25.11.2019

Saint Clement of Ohrid

On November 25, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of two beloved Christian figures - Saint Clement of Ohrid and Saint Clement of Rome.
Saint Clement of Ohrid – the founder of the Ohrid Literary School, was a disciple of Saints Cyril and Methodius, a Bulgarian scholar and the first Bulgarian bishop who preached in the Old Bulgarian language. He is one of the Seven Apostles of Bulgaria and a patron saint of the biggest university in Bulgaria – Sofia University.
Religious Holidays
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
25.11.2019

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS - Mario Hossen and Adrian Oetiker

After the exceptional success of "The Spirit of Paganini" and "The Spirit of Orpheus and Paganini", the virtuoso violinist Mario Hossen returns to the Bulgarian stage with "Between Two Worlds" - a spectacular concert and a world premiere for works by Paganini that we will hear in authentic live version for the first time since their original performance in the 19th century. Hossen will be accompanied by the Swiss pianist Adrian Oetiker, who has participated in unique ballet performances at the operas in Munich and Zurich by performing Chopin's piano concerts.
The Camerata Orphica Orchestra (NBU) will be conducted by Christian Schulz, Managing Director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
With the support of Sofia Municipality.

Music and Dance Events
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
14.11.2019 - 28.11.2019

Cinemania (Kinomania)

Lumiere Cinema
Cinemania is the oldest and most popular film event in Bulgaria. Started in 1987 as World Movie Panorama, in 1993 it was renamed to Cinemania. In its 32-year history, the festival has remained true to the slogan "Film Events of the Year". Cinemania presents some of the most attractive and valuable foreign films for the previous two years, which have not been screened in Bulgaria.
The main objective is the geographical and genre diversity of the film program, which should encompass a wide range of fans. Cinemania has become a sign of quality selection and gathers thousands of people teaching them to love this kind of art.
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
26.11.2019

Sofia Soloists visit Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Soloist: Michael Hartwig – Tuba
Program:
Bach - Symphony No. 2;
Arild Plau: Concerto for Tuba;
Mozart - Symphony No. 29
Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov
Soloist: Andreas Martin Hofmeir, tuba

Music and Dance Events
26.11.2019
Music and Dance Events
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
27.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

Capital of Sport at Days of Challenge

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
For the fifth consecutive year Sofia - European Capital of Sport is co-organizer of the traditional and popular Days of Challenge - the annual festival for outdoor sports, tourism, ecology and active lifestyles. Sofia 2018 takes part with a special video presentation of its activities and priorities which will be a report on what it has done for the past 5 years.
Sports Events
14.11.2019 - 28.11.2019

Cinemania (Kinomania)

Lumiere Cinema
Cinemania is the oldest and most popular film event in Bulgaria. Started in 1987 as World Movie Panorama, in 1993 it was renamed to Cinemania. In its 32-year history, the festival has remained true to the slogan "Film Events of the Year". Cinemania presents some of the most attractive and valuable foreign films for the previous two years, which have not been screened in Bulgaria.
The main objective is the geographical and genre diversity of the film program, which should encompass a wide range of fans. Cinemania has become a sign of quality selection and gathers thousands of people teaching them to love this kind of art.
Festivals
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
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
27.11.2019

HAVASI

After the hugely successful US premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York and the countless overcrowded halls in Europe, HAVASI makes its debut in Bulgaria on November 27 at the National Palace of Culture.
The pianist will present in Sofia his latest brilliant concert show - HAVASI Symphonic.
Music and Dance Events
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
27.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

Capital of Sport at Days of Challenge

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
For the fifth consecutive year Sofia - European Capital of Sport is co-organizer of the traditional and popular Days of Challenge - the annual festival for outdoor sports, tourism, ecology and active lifestyles. Sofia 2018 takes part with a special video presentation of its activities and priorities which will be a report on what it has done for the past 5 years.
Sports Events
14.11.2019 - 28.11.2019

Cinemania (Kinomania)

Lumiere Cinema
Cinemania is the oldest and most popular film event in Bulgaria. Started in 1987 as World Movie Panorama, in 1993 it was renamed to Cinemania. In its 32-year history, the festival has remained true to the slogan "Film Events of the Year". Cinemania presents some of the most attractive and valuable foreign films for the previous two years, which have not been screened in Bulgaria.
The main objective is the geographical and genre diversity of the film program, which should encompass a wide range of fans. Cinemania has become a sign of quality selection and gathers thousands of people teaching them to love this kind of art.
Festivals
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
28.11.2019

The Fifth - Cycle

Ignacy Paderewski - Piano Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No 5 'Reformation'
Conductor: Miłosz Zarzyck;
Soloist: Marian Sobula, piano
Music and Dance Events
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
27.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

Capital of Sport at Days of Challenge

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
For the fifth consecutive year Sofia - European Capital of Sport is co-organizer of the traditional and popular Days of Challenge - the annual festival for outdoor sports, tourism, ecology and active lifestyles. Sofia 2018 takes part with a special video presentation of its activities and priorities which will be a report on what it has done for the past 5 years.
Sports 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
29.11.2019
Music and Dance Events
29.11.2019
Music and Dance Events
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
27.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

Capital of Sport at Days of Challenge

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
For the fifth consecutive year Sofia - European Capital of Sport is co-organizer of the traditional and popular Days of Challenge - the annual festival for outdoor sports, tourism, ecology and active lifestyles. Sofia 2018 takes part with a special video presentation of its activities and priorities which will be a report on what it has done for the past 5 years.
Sports 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
30.11.2019

5 KM RUN

Yuzhen Park
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 5km running track is located in Sofia, Yuzhen park. The start and finish lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports 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
30.11.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – Studiolo dei tempi

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall


A performance dedicated to the Renaissance and the aesthetic ideals of the early Baroque with the participation of Bulgarian singers, ballet and ensemble with years of experience in the field of the ancient vocal repertoire. The concert program will offer original opera scenes, duets and instrumental works by Italian composers from the 17th century, as well as a contemporary work by A. Atanasov based on Monteverdi's Il ballo delle ingrate.

Tutti soli Ensemble with soloists:

Maria Radoeva – soprano;
Snezhina Kumanov – mezosoprano
Dimitar Arnaudov – countertenor
Plamen Beykov - bass
Virginia Atanasova - conductor and
Penka Kazandzhieva - set design
Angelina Gavrilova - choreographer


The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.

Festivals
30.11.2019

Orlin Goranov and Akaga - Shared

One of the most emblematic voices of Bulgarian music - Orlin Goranov, will conquer the stage of the National Palace of Culture along with the funk band Akaga.
In Hall 1 we will hear the most popular songs of the favorite of several generations singer, presented in a different, modern and bold way. The big concert-show "Shared" will also feature exceptional singers from trio Trinity, Destiny Quartet and other famous musicians.
Music and Dance Events
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
01.12.2019

International Women’s Club Sofia invites you to the 25th Annual Charity Bazaar!

One of the most iconic charity bazaars on the Balkans returns for its 25th edition on December 1, 2019 (Sunday) from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at Inter Expo Center! In addition to the 25th anniversary of the Bazaar, in 2019 the International Women's Club - Sofia celebrates its 30th anniversary. Once again they will introduce visitors to cultures from all around the world! Go and enjoy a selection of handmade products, souvenirs, culinary masterpieces from different national cuisines, traditional clothing and customs.. An all-day programme full of performances, traditional dances, presentations and many surprises! Traditionally, all raised funds will be donated to charity.
TICKET PRICES FOR THIS YEAR'S CHARITY BAZAAR ARE AS FOLLOWS:
ENTRY FROM 10:00 – 19:00 Children (6-17)/Students/Pensioners – 2 lv. in advance and at the door) Adults – 5 lv. in advance; 6 lv. at the door) Family package (2 adults + any number of children) – 12lv in advance; 15lv at the door
ACCESS TO OPENING CEREMONY, SPECIAL GIFT PACK AND SHOPPING SNEAK PREVIEW STARTING AT 9.00 VIP ticket – 25 lv.
Tickets can be purchased online from www.ticketportal.bg as well as from their network nationwide.
Festivals
01.12.2019

A STORY WITH DUCKS, MECHO AND LISA

Georgi Kostov
Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30 Dondukov Blvd
Ticket price:
Children –10 BGN
Adults – 10 BGN
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
01.12.2019

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
01.12.2019

Official lighting of the Christmas tree of Sofia Municipality - Festive Program and Fireworks

In front of the National Palace of Culture
Festive Program and Fireworks
Festivals
01.12.2019

Sirius Theatre A show for younger and older children - The Dog that Couldn’t Bark

Everyone tries to teach a puppy how to bark. But it is only when it meets a soul mate that it finds itself and the world and the feeling of love.
Theatres
01.12.2019

ALL IS MUSIC PERFORMED BY AGBU SOFIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

DECEMBER 1, 6:30 PM, SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY, 1 GEN, GURKO STR. ENTRANCE FREE! THIRD CONCERT FROM THE AUTUMN CYCLE, FOURTEENTH SEASON 2019 - 2020 OF AGBU SOFIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductor: Levon Manukyan Special guest from Armenia: Hasnik Harutyunyan - opera singer; Eteri Hovhannisyan - canon In the Program: works by Komitas, Caccini, Shubert, Mascagni, Albinoni, Hovhannisyan, Avetisyan and Aznavour. With the participation of the children from the Armenian school AGBU Sofia "Hayler".
Music and Dance Events
01.12.2019

Strauss Wiener Orchester

Strauss Wiener Orchester comes to Sofia again for its traditional Christmas concert on December 1, 2019.
The one-of-a-kind orchestra, founded by Johann Strauss himself, represented today by the best musicians in the world, will arrive in Sofia, with a new, even richer program and bigger lineup. Strauss Wiener Orchester will feature 37 musicians, perfectly complemented by the most talented soloists of the Vienna Opera.
The Bulgarian audience will have the opportunity to hear a new, even more impressive musical repertoire, consisting of beloved world-famous musical masterpieces, as originally created by the Strauss Dynasty.
Music and Dance Events