Check out the best events and activities in Budapest in January. Once again, we've brought you the list of exhibitions, fairs and things to do this month. Here you'll find all the February events and tips for the best February activities in Budapest. Have fun!
1. Giuseppe Verdi: Otello
2. The Eight Mountains
3. Informative Wine Tasting
4. Belga Concert
5. Recirquel: My Land Performance
6. The 14-Carat Roadster
7. Rhythmic Morning for Families
8. Hungarian Expo Successes
9. Ice Kingdom Circus Performance
10. Wardrobe Community Fair
This January, the world-famous opera Otello by Giuseppe Verdi will be performed at the Opera House. At the centre of the story is an 'outsider' who is not accepted by the people of Venice, despite his best efforts. After many years of silence, Verdi's music is now heard with elemental power, presenting a truly new colour in this unique piece.
On 6 January, the Bem cinema is hosting a premiere screening. Eight Mountains is an Italian-Belgian-French drama, a film adaptation of Paolo Cognetti's highly successful novel. The screening will be followed by a light-hearted discussion with members of the Feldmar Institute.
The Zengő Bar is preparing an informative wine programme for the first half of 2023. The "Wine School" will offer a deeper insight into the world of Hungarian wines, while excellent winemakers and vintners will share their knowledge on the subject. Each session will be organised around a different theme and will of course include the opportunity to taste great wines.
The Belga band will start the year with a double concert at the Akvárium Club. The band, which is active in pop, rock and rap genres, has been present in the Hungarian music scene since the 2000s and has already made many hits for their fans. You can expect the usual extraordinary atmosphere and their most popular songs this time as well at their first 2023 concert.
The critically acclaimed cirque danse production My Land will be performed by Recirquel in January. The internationally acclaimed new circus company first performed the show at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was judged the best of thousands of productions. The production, directed by Bence Vági, will be brought to Müpa Budapest 5 times this month.
One of the most popular novels by Jenő Rejtő, a favourite novelist of several generations, will be presented in a concert theatre performance by TRIP. The audience will be entertained by the grotesque adventures of the 14-Carat Roadster, accompanied by twelve live songs by the Budapest Bar band. The music, the performers and the captivating set will combine to make this humorous show a real delight.
The Hungarian House of Music is preparing a fun programme for the whole family on 28 January. The focus of the morning will be on percussion instruments, performed by outstanding artists. The event is a chance to learn more about the important role of percussion instruments and a great opportunity for a pleasant family bonding through music.
The National Museum's newest exhibition, Hungarian EXPO Successes (1851-2021), will be open to the public for most of the year. The exhibition aims to showcase the 32 world exhibitions of 170 years and the Hungarian successes featured at them, exhibiting most of the artifacts from the Hungarian public and private collection. Such an impressive temporary exhibition of the most outstanding segments of Hungarian cultural history has never been seen before in the history of Hungarian museums.
From January, a Ukrainian company will dazzle audiences with their show "Ice Kingdom" at the Budapest Grand Circus. The ice show will transport the audience to a fairytale world of pirouettes, ice dancing, acts and charming animals. The only stone circus in Central Europe will host a spectacular show that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The first Wardrobe Community Fair of the new year will take place on 14 January. The popular, lively fair will take place in the Elte Gömb Hall. If you're looking to get rid of a few old, worn-out pieces or just want to find a unique piece of clothing, it's worth to stop by.
Photo: Danube river by Stefano Luciano
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