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Hungarian folk dancers from  Káposvar commemorating March 15.

Háry Estély – A Night for Guardians and Artists

February 25,

Hungarian State Opera

Andrássy utca 22, 1061 Budapest

Every year, a number of influential businesspeople and artists show up at the Hungarian State Opera to celebrate together at one of the city’s most stylish Farsang (Carnival) galas. In 2017, the theme of the event embraces the Hungarian folk opera “Háry János, by renowned Magyar composer Zoltán Kodály, while Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and Latvian tenor Aleksandr Antonenko perform as special guest stars. 

Lindsey Stirling Concert

February 27

Papp László Budapest SportArena

Stefánia út 2, 1143 Budapest

In only four years – since the release of her 2012 eponymous album – American violin virtuoso, dancer, and performance artist Lindsey Stirling has become one of the 21st century’s most innovative impresarios by pursuing her dream of popularizing cinematic violin-driven electronic music. At the moment she tours around the world with her third full-length album, “Brave Enough”. Tickets available from www.jegy.hu

Budapest Architecture Film Days  

March 2-5

Toldi Cinema

Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38, 1054 Budapest

Organized annually by the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center, this motion-picture event presents and examines the correlation between the movie industry and architecture. This year’s program aims to highlight the metamorphosis of Budapest and the changes in the city’s construction practices. 

For more information: filmnapok.kek.org.hu/en  

Public Holiday – Observance of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, honored nationally

March 15

Budapest and Nationwide  Several historic sites welcome the public countrywide to commemorate Hungary’s 1848 Revolution against the oppressive Austrian Empire, with political speeches, military processions, and free programs. The main venues of the event in Budapest include Kossuth Lajos tér, the Hungarian National Museum, and the Buda Castle. Check out the official government program (in Hungarian only) at www.marcius15.kormany.hu   

Text provided courtesy of www.WeLoveBudapest.com