New entertainment venue opens in Budapest

The magical revival of revue

The fantastic, glittering world of revue will return to the stage of Matild Café & Cabaret from the end of October. Three evenings a week – Thursday, Friday and Saturday night – the early twentieth century Pest nightlife will be revived with live performances featuring Hungarian and international entertainers, never-before-seen night shows and a three-course dinner.

World Italian cuisine festival begins in Budapest

Cooking shows, master classes, workshops, film screenings and several other programmes will be offered at the Italian gastronomy festival in Budapest between November 14 and 20, the Italian ambassador said on Monday.

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Budapest Classics Film Marathon to open on Tuesday

The National Film Institute is organising between September 13-18 the 5th international festival of restored films which this year will focus on the central European roots of Hollywood, the institute said on Monday.

Hungary nominates Blockade for Oscar

Hungary is nominating Blockade, a film about the October 1990 taxi drivers' blockade, for the 2023 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film, the National Film Institute (NFI) said on Thursday.

Sziget Festival draws around 450,000 visitors

An estimated 450,000 people attended this year's Sziget Festival, with the event drawing a sell-out crowd on its opening day and near-capacity crowds on two other days, the festival's main organiser said on Monday.

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Drama series revives memories of Polgár sisters’ reign

Men chess kings bad losers to Hungary’s queen

Netflix chess drama “The Queen’s Gambit,” has proved to be a winner worldwide and has thrown the spotlight back on Hungary’s famous chess player sisters the Polgárs. Judit Polgár, who is considered by far the strongest female player of all time and the only ...

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, November 24 to December 6

Films go online in pandemic

Another victim of the killer coronavirus pandemic is the ninth annual international Jewish and Israeli Film Festival between November 24 and December 6, which this year will be held online in its entirety. Seventeen recent titles on Jewish life, culture and history will be ...

Budapest to host MTV European Music Awards

This year's MTV European Music Awards ceremony will be held in Budapest on November 8, offering television viewers a virtual show broadcast from Budapest and London, the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Premieres by Saint Ephraim Male Choir at Mass, free concert

Saint Ephraim Male Choir is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and will premiere two new works when it participates in the evening Mass at St. Teresa of Ávila Parish Church in Budapest’s District VI on February 19 at 6.30pm, then follows the service ...