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Events Calendar


Monday 30 September 2019
30 September 2019 - 06 October 2019
November 2019
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
30.09.2019

Opening of the exhibition Paintings and Music: paintings by Anelia Galabova

Dedicated to October 1 - International Music Day;
With the participation of Sofia Sinfonietta;
Free admission
Exhibitions
30.09.2019

Celebration with Nikolina Chakardakova

On September 30, Nikolina Chakardakova invites all her fans to a CELEBRATION in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture. There she will celebrate her 50th anniversary. There will be a lot of surprises, music, dancing and good mood. With the participation of Nevrokop Dance Ensemble, Bobby Shapkov and the Orchestra of Folklore TV.
Music and Dance Events
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

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 during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
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
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Festivals
01.10.2019

Carmen- Opera by Georges Bizet

Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1

Music and Dance Events
01.10.2019
Music and Dance Events
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

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 during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
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
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Festivals
02.10.2019

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF THE GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY

The ceremonial change of the guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and public holidays in Bulgaria. The official change of the guard takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 o’clock.
Festivals
02.10.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival - Cycle “Succession – Teachers and Students”

Recital of Prof. Milena Mollova, piano (Bulgaria). In collaboration with New Bulgarian University.
Music and Dance Events
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

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 during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
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
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Festivals
03.10.2019

The Violinists Cycle

Camille Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccio
Max Bruch - Concerto for violin and orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No 4 Italian
Conductor: Nayden Todorov
Soloist: VADIM REPIN, violin
Music and Dance Events
03.10.2019

EROS RAMAZZOTTI

Eros Ramazzotti will visit Bulgaria in 2019 as part of his world tour "Vita ce n`e"!
He is regarded as one of the most successful Italian musicians, and his brilliant career has lasted for more than thirty years. He has released 14 studio albums, one EP, three compilations, three live albums and 37 singles, and his sales exceed 60 million worldwide. He has worked with musicians such as Cher, Tina Turner, Andrea Bocelli, Patsy Kensit, Anastacia, Joe Cocker, Julio Iglesias, Lynn Davis, Ricardo Arjona, Luciano Pavarotti, Laura Pausini, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Martin.

Music and Dance Events
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

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 during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
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
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
04.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

Yellow Cobblestones Music Festival

Bulgarian Army Theatre
The festival encompasses a variety of styles, genres, and trends in world music. It takes place in October at Bulgarian Army Theater. Each year, it features foreign and Bulgarian musicians who mix different musical styles. The program of the sixth edition in 2019 is dedicated to the diversity of European jazz schools with a focus on French music tradition and trumpets. Many international performers are set to take part in the festival including Olivier Gatto, Salim Dada, Camelia Ben Nasser and the band Abigoba.
The festival invests in young people - pupils, students and young musicians. They will have the opportunity to perform in different places in Sofia.
Again, in order to support the young talents, the festival traditionally organizes master classes with lecturers - musicians visiting the festival, in the hall of Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music.
The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Festivals
04.10.2019

VANGA: HUMAN AND PHENOMENON

After the successful premiere and numerous positive reviews, the screening of Vanga: Human and Phenomenon has begun.
Lumiere Lidl Cinema - October 4 at 5:30 pm or 7:30 pm!
Music and Dance Events
04.10.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival - Cycle “Succession – Teachers and Students”

Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Recital of students of Prof. Milena Mollova and Prof. Vincenzo Balzani. In collaboration with New Bulgarian University..
Music and Dance Events
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

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 during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
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
05.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

CineLibri 2019

Cinelibri is an international film festival dedicated to film adaptations based on literary works. There is a selection of competing films, parallel program of films and international jury of renowned artists. A unique multi-genre forum, facilitating the expansion of intercultural relations, promoting the achievements of European culture in Bulgaria and of Bulgarian culture around the world, strengthening the image of the Bulgarian capital as a significant cultural location in Europe. Each year, the festival presents the best film adaptations. In addition to the competing films, the festival has several additional sections, including: Bulgarian feature and short films; contemporary European and world productions; biopics about famous authors; a selection of documentaries about prominent artists; gala evenings dedicated to different cultures; an accompanying program of special events and meetings with autographs, educational and discussion events, a cycle of movies that can be watched for free and more.
Festivals
05.10.2019
Music and Dance Events
05.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

IV Panayot Bonchev Memorial - International Petanque Tournament

The event is organized by Sofia - European Capital of Sport in memory of the former deputy chairman of Sofia Municipal Council Panayot Boychev – one of the most active proponents of Sofia winning the title of European Capital and of the development of sport among the elderly.
Sports Events
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
04.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

Yellow Cobblestones Music Festival

Bulgarian Army Theatre
The festival encompasses a variety of styles, genres, and trends in world music. It takes place in October at Bulgarian Army Theater. Each year, it features foreign and Bulgarian musicians who mix different musical styles. The program of the sixth edition in 2019 is dedicated to the diversity of European jazz schools with a focus on French music tradition and trumpets. Many international performers are set to take part in the festival including Olivier Gatto, Salim Dada, Camelia Ben Nasser and the band Abigoba.
The festival invests in young people - pupils, students and young musicians. They will have the opportunity to perform in different places in Sofia.
Again, in order to support the young talents, the festival traditionally organizes master classes with lecturers - musicians visiting the festival, in the hall of Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music.
The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Festivals
05.10.2019

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
05.10.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival - Cycle “Succession – Teachers and Students”

Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Recital of Prof. Vincenzo Balzani, piano (Italy). In collaboration with New Bulgarian University and the Italian Institute.
Music and Dance Events
06.10.2019 - 13.10.2019

16th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

National Palace of Culture, Lumiere Cinema
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival is dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts, long up to 27 minutes and is among the three oldest film forums on the Balkans.
Initially launched as a student film competition, over the years it has developed into a professional and international forum and has established itself as the largest and most prestigious professional short film festival in Southeastern Europe and the only one of its kind in Bulgaria.
Festivals
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

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 during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
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
05.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

CineLibri 2019

Cinelibri is an international film festival dedicated to film adaptations based on literary works. There is a selection of competing films, parallel program of films and international jury of renowned artists. A unique multi-genre forum, facilitating the expansion of intercultural relations, promoting the achievements of European culture in Bulgaria and of Bulgarian culture around the world, strengthening the image of the Bulgarian capital as a significant cultural location in Europe. Each year, the festival presents the best film adaptations. In addition to the competing films, the festival has several additional sections, including: Bulgarian feature and short films; contemporary European and world productions; biopics about famous authors; a selection of documentaries about prominent artists; gala evenings dedicated to different cultures; an accompanying program of special events and meetings with autographs, educational and discussion events, a cycle of movies that can be watched for free and more.
Festivals
05.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

IV Panayot Bonchev Memorial - International Petanque Tournament

The event is organized by Sofia - European Capital of Sport in memory of the former deputy chairman of Sofia Municipal Council Panayot Boychev – one of the most active proponents of Sofia winning the title of European Capital and of the development of sport among the elderly.
Sports Events
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
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
04.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

Yellow Cobblestones Music Festival

Bulgarian Army Theatre
The festival encompasses a variety of styles, genres, and trends in world music. It takes place in October at Bulgarian Army Theater. Each year, it features foreign and Bulgarian musicians who mix different musical styles. The program of the sixth edition in 2019 is dedicated to the diversity of European jazz schools with a focus on French music tradition and trumpets. Many international performers are set to take part in the festival including Olivier Gatto, Salim Dada, Camelia Ben Nasser and the band Abigoba.
The festival invests in young people - pupils, students and young musicians. They will have the opportunity to perform in different places in Sofia.
Again, in order to support the young talents, the festival traditionally organizes master classes with lecturers - musicians visiting the festival, in the hall of Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music.
The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
Festivals
06.10.2019

Goran Bregović

The legend of Balkan music will be in Bulgaria again this year for three concerts. He will perform together with the notorious Wedding and Funeral Orchestra and will present The Best of Goran Bregovic - this means that we will hear only hits with which, over the years, the musician has entertained thousands of people around the world.
Music and Dance Events