• Kinotochka + Melba Live + Book fair

    10 December 2019

    3 decent events happening on December 10th:

    The people behind Block Cinema this time turn to American feature and documentary cinema showing it for free at unusual locations. The screenings go with discussions about the topic of the film. The launch is on December 10, when we watch Score - a movie by Matt Schrader about movie music, and listen to a string quartet - from 19:30 at BNR's Studio 1 after claiming our spot on eventbrite.com.

    MELBA LIVE # 9
    Studio Complekt is closing their year with another Melba live show - those sweet meetings with people from different fields of design who talk candidly and in detail about some of their best projects. On December 10th at 18:30 at Generator we listen for free about Poststudio's graphic design, 45 Street's hats and the little moments in Belronika's drawings.

    While the 7th Literary Fest is running at the National Palace of Culture, his older brother, the 47th Book Fair, completes it with a huge expo from December 10 to December 15. 160+ publishers from here and around the world are participating, and along with the books that we can browse and buy, there's also meetings with authors and translators, premieres of new titles and children's literary events.
  • Francois-Henri Deserable

    13 December 2019

    Little remains of this year's Literary Fest and Book Fair, currently running on the floors of the National Palace of Culture. Why you should visit it exactly today? At 19:00 in the Marble Lounge, a conversation with the hockey player turned writer Francois-Henri Deserable awaits you, in case our interview with him last week only ignited your appetite for his personality.
  • Literary Festival

    9 December 2019

    If reading gives you an appetite for meeting an author, the Literary Festival arranges some for you from December 9 to December 15 at the National Palace of Culture (where the Book Fair starts a day later).
  • Italian Films Panorama

    5 December 2019

    We catch up with the latest from Italian cinema, which is mostly comedic, but sometimes dramatic or biographical. Today is a very comedic day, in Odeon cinema we watch I Introduce You to Sofia, whose story turns into a game of hide and seek between children and adults, and A Matter of Taste in the House of Cinema, a story of a talented but quick-witted chef who takes on the task to prepare a boy named Guido for a culinary competition.
  • Clavexperience

    11 December 2019

    In this trio, Pavel's vocals lurk with the beatboxes of Skiller and Dimitar Gorchakov's synths, so that we often do not distinguish their already made pieces from what was invented at the moment. Their mix of IDM, trip hop, jazz and reggae hits us again on December 11 at Maze and here We are turning the frontman's favorite inspirations before the concert.
  • Mish Mash + Absolut + Bogodome + Don't Waste, Taste

    7 December 2019

    4 decent events on December 7th (some of which run throughout the weekend):

    If you've just hung the Christmas stockings, here's a good way to start packing them with presents. The shopping festival announces that Christmas is coming!, collecting over 60 local brands of clothing, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, interior products, books, toys, holiday cards and decoration in the Largo on December 7 and 8 (10:00-19:00). There will also be Christmas art workshops for the little ones, and for you - a chill zone with something to bite and drink.

    Absolut starts this new party series that in the coming months will drop a total of 5 well-known faces behind the DJ consoles in places where we would otherwise never see these people. On December 7th at 23:00 Vol.1 comes with Rushi and a set of his favorite tracks, booming from the pop folk disco Club 33, and the idea is generally to stop the music from causing a split between us. Well, there will be absolute cocktails as well, of course.

    It's not just another platform for enjoyable events. Bogodome wants to fuel the appetite for applied arts and traditional crafts with workshops where artists show amateurs how it's done. If your hands are itching to try, on December 7 Stanislava Ivanova teaches you to make Christmas candles, and on the 8th Eli Angelova shows calligraphy - all in the Malkite 5, 14:00-18:00, for 50/60BGN from sabitie.bg.

    It's crazy that 1/3 of the world's food is thrown away instead of being eaten - not only because in the meantime some are starving, but this also causes environmental dramas. The Don’t Waste, Taste festival continues to tackle the problem on December 7th at 09:30 in Generator with lectures (for example on waste management in Sofia), discussions and lunch by Bozhana Katsarova, who will also give recipes with zero waste. Sign up here, it's free.

    8 December 2019

    After familiarizing tourists with the intricacies and secrets of Sofia for years, the Free Sofia Tour and 365 Association explode with something new for both foreigners and locals, as long as they understand the language. #LOVESOFIA is a performance in English, evolved from Alexander Spatov's collection of stories about Sofia. For 20BGN on December 7 and 8 at 18:30 in Azaryan theater we are watching for the first time how 5 Sofia guides outline love in and for the city.
  • European Cinema Night

    6 December 2019

    With an astounding debut for both the director and the actor in the lead role, the movie Girl was applauded all around Europe. The story is not convenient for everyone and that is why it is important to be seen: it's about a teenager who simultaneously struggles with the difficulties in ballet and with those around her transformation from boy to girl and hence to woman. You can watch the movie for free (with a pass from the ticket office of the cinema) at Dom na kinoto on December 6th at 19:00.
  • The magic of restoration

    5 December 2019

    A year ago, for the first time, we talked about going into the secret workshops of Square 500 - with a ticket for the Magic of Restoration, an event that meets us with the doctors of the paintings. Their next event is about three Persian Qajar paintings from the museum fund - we are listening in the studio on December 5 from 5:00 pm for 10 BGN.
  • 11 warriors

    4 December 2019

    Except a person with any position in cinema - from stuntman to director, Jackie Chan is also the father of the Kung Fu Theater, which runs 11 Warriors in Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. We can watch it at Hall 1 on December 4 at 8:00 pm for 30-80BGN from ticketportal.bg , eventim.bg and the cash desks of National Palace of Culture.
  • Global Migration Film Festival

    3 December 2019

    3 documentaries, 1 short and 1 cartoon tell about Palestine, viewed from a refugee camp in Beirut; about the resettlement of Africans to the United States and England; the powerful migration after World War II and the current attitude of Europeans towards foreigners. And this is just one week of the festival, which shows us the different faces of migration from November 28 to December 18. Tickets are not required, all screenings are here.
  • Medeia

    2 December 2019

    Abandoned by her husband, Medeia seeks and finds revenge by reaching out to her children. "My Medea is different, much more animalistic, more voodoo, with shades.", Snezhina Petrova says after the premiere with her words opens the curtain on the performance that enters the roof of the Azaryan Theater. The text of Euripides comes to life in the performance of 40 actors, musicians and children under the direction of Desislava Shpatova on December 2 from 6:30 pm for 20-30 BGN from tickets.ndk.bg.
  • Bulgarian wines + Disco soup

    30 November 2019

    2 good events for November 30:

    For the second year, Casa Vino is opening limited series of Bulgarian wines, expertly selected by them. Each is up to 1000 bottles, if you're wondering why the event's motto is "Taste the untasted." It is waiting for you in Peroto on November 30 between 12:00 and 9:00 pm for 20 leva from bilet.bg or on the spot at their wine shops.

    This funky mix is by Tristram Stewart - an Englishman who makes everything from broth to beer with salvaged ingredients. The topic meets him with the Don't waste, taste fest, which invites him to a lecture on food wastage and then has a joint cooking soup under a disco ball. Not only will you cut onions, you are also joining a worldwide initiative - on November 30th from 12:00 at the HRC Culinary Academy with free entry, but write them you're coming on facebook @
  • XL North park

    1 December 2019

    Doesn't matter if it shines or it rains, this track – last on the calendar of XLkmrun every year – is favorable to the widest range of runners because of its zero displacement. Your soles will lick the asphalt and the soil (40:60 ratio, if you're such a mathematician), as long as you only go through 5kmrun .bg to sign up ($ 20) and get started on December 1st at 11:00 AM. The lengths are 6, 12 and 18km, you can run them alone and in a team.
  • Roller Bounce

    27 November 2019

    You keep your balance in roller skates(with mandatory silicone wheels) in Mixtape 5 when Ramsey Hercules breaks with disco, funk and soul pieces, so you can totally feel like you are in an American movie. The tour starts at 7pm on November 27th for 5BGN at the entrance, with the moving shoes being yours.
  • The best of the stand-up comedy

    21 November 2019

    Petya Kyupova, Nikolaos Tsitridis and Christian Terziev make you laugh for an hour and a half with their best and favorite jokes in the newest Comedy Club Sofia - Comedy Club Moscow on November 26 at 9:30 pm for 10 / 12lv.
  • Radichkov at the cinema

    29 November 2019

    Ten volumes - this is the weight of Radichkov's collected works so far. However, you might know that the importance of this Bulgarian author is not only in libraries, but also in cinema, and this is how volume #10 focuses on. He has written many screenplays, and their presentation between the covers happens in their natural environment - in front of the screen of the Odeon cinema on November 29 at 6:30 pm, when there will be a screening of Hot Noon on his text.
  • Collector's forum

    28 November 2019

    It's not about stamps and cards - the Open Arts Foundation and Sariev are inviting collector Christian Kaspar Schwarm to talk about artists on his list, his big library and his online archive for people like him. The talk will be about art, but also about money - Christian thinks you don't have to be rich to have a collection. Go to the Goethe-Institut at 6:30 pm on November 28 to ask how.
  • Bold design week

    25 November 2019

    photo Paladim

    The event and art showroom organizes its first design fest: a week with lectures on smart offices and homes, new trends and a list of BG exhibitors. There will be upcycle, jewelry, interior design and even food design - bold for sure. It starts on November 25, see their facebook page @BoldTheShowroom for more details on the seven days.
  • Andrei Tarkovsky

    24 November 2019

    The documentary about the Russian director, shot by his son, is the epitome of frankness, in which Tarkovsky shares memories and reflects on the artist's life and the meaning of existence. We are watching in November 24 at 4:15pm in Lumiere cinema for 10BGN from here.