Discover the hottest happenings in Zagreb from the latest art exhibitions, museum shows, DJ dates, gigs and live concerts to food and drink events, here you'll find the very best Zagreb has to offer over the next several days. If you've got a tip for something fun happening in Zagreb, get in touch by email or Facebook and help spread the word.
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The doors of Zagreb’s museums and galleries are thrown open, free of charge, for one night only at this incredibly (and increasingly) popular annual event. Most institutions take part, and frequently one-off exhibitions and concerts are organised especially for the event. This will be the event’s 15th annual occurrence and its success in Zagreb has prompted cities across Croatia to join in, meaning that these days over 200 museums, galleries and other cultural institutions in 100 Croatian cities and towns now take part. Here in Zagreb, shuttle buses run between the main locations. Attracting big crowds who create a vibrant atmosphere, it can be a hugely enjoyable evening and for many, a highlight of the year.At Zagreb City Museum, renowned classical music ensemble Zagreb Soloists perform at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm alongside an exhibition to mark the 65th anniversary of the ensemble. It contains photographs, posters, awards and records from their illustrious and lengthy career.At Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, you will be able to see the permanent exhibition plus Davor Grünwald: Industrial Design in the Context of Technology, with lectures in two separate spaces including the planetarium.At the Archaeological Museum, they are honouring the first curator of their Prehistoric Department with an exhibition titled 'Ksenija Vinski-Gasparini - Lady of Croatian Archeology'.At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, all areas of the faculty will be open and there's a special look at the faculty'
A classic-style hip hop party led by one of the chief catalysts in the Croatian hip hop scene, club and radio DJ Phat Phillie plus friends.
A wine event aimed specifically at young people in the 18 - 35 age bracket, Wine Universe will welcome 500 students from home and abroad with the aim that they to get to know wines and makers. The event is organized with the support of the Student Club of the Faculty of Agriculture, the Faculty of Agriculture itself and the Zagreb County Tourist Board.
Prejudice has shaped the lives of the Roma people since their first migrations from the Indian sub-continent into Europe, affecting the amount of integration possible and establishing cultural boundaries which persist. As a result, the Roma people very often live on the fringes of society, their lives and culture obscured from their relative neighbours. Nevertheless, their presence in the lands they inhabit has had great, positive effect on culture. In the Balkans, the region's rich and unique musical output has been impacted massively by the Roma, helping to produce many fascinating musical hybrids the likes of which the rest of Europe could only dream about. At this event in the Student Centre Gallery, the Zagreb-based Fade In association have collaborated with the Roma Resource Centre from Darda, near Osijek, to produce an exhibition that will take place in both Zagreb and in Slavonia. Stories of the Romani people is an exhibition of 18 personal stories from Roma people, most of whom are members of the Muntenci / Munćani, Ludari and Ardeljani / Erdeljci sub-groups of the Bajaši branch who have settled in Slavonia and Baranja. Although their personalities and stories are obviously unique and different from each other, brought together as a whole they provide a rare insight into the contemporary life and problems of their communities. One of the main tasks of the exhibition is to contribute to breaking prejudices and assisting in the ongoing attempts to integrate Roma into t
Held in the Hotel Dubrovnik, close to Ban Jelačić Square, the fifth Salon of Sparkling Wines Zagreb brings 0 of the best producers of sparkling wines from across Croatia and Slovenia right to the centre of the city. The focus is on educating visitors about these fine wines, which are so often either ignored or underappreciated, and so there will be plenty of talks and tastings.
Popular late-bar and nightlife space on Zagreb's main square, Johann Franck, pursues its latest music-centred party, a tech-house night. With more of a clubby feel than its events of broad appeal, this should have a similar soundtrack to that of an out-of-town centre rave pit, but it's still a classy enough joint that you can take your posh date. DJs for this occurrence are Marko Nastić (pictured) and DJ Peppe from Belgrade plus local spinner Pablo Panda.
Although they never achieved the fame of The Sex Pistols and The Clash, UK Subs are one of the best-loved and most enduring of British punk bands. They were there at the beginning, singer Charlie Harper already an experienced live performer in previous bands, when the movement was birthed in the late '70s. UK Subs combined the punk sounds of the emerging era with the lively, back-to-basics but musically proficient live set-up of the UK pub rock scene which had produced bands like Dr Feelgood. They produced landmark early albums like 'Another Kind of Blues', 'Brand New Age' and 'Crash Course' and were famously featured heavily in Julien Temple's 1979 'Punk Can Take It' short film. With Harper still at the helm and longstanding bass player Alvin Gibbs still in situ, this is as close to catching an original punk act as you're likely to get this year. This tour marks the band's 40th anniversary and support on the date comes from Zagreb punk veterans Eksodus and contemporary UK punk band The Mistakes.
Luka Šulić from internationally famous Croatian duo 2Cellos performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons in a special new arrangement which places his chosen instrument at the forefront. Expect more theatre than a standard classical music performance, able backing by highly trained musicians and a few extra musical surprises in addition to the stated works.
The excitement of the annual Oscars event; discussions over which films should earn the prestigious award is a worldwide priority for screen nerds and Croatia is no exception. The 16th edition of this festival (occurring not just in Zagreb, but in the wider region as well) aims to position itself as the most glamourous cinema event in the city, an enthusiastic and domestic response to the Academy Awards and all their ceremony. The screenings will show a selection of 10 of this year's nominated films which earned most nominations and will be presented by Kaptol Boutique Cinema with the full film star treatment of red carpets, interior decorations and overall elegance to give a true Hollywood flavour. Films included in the programme are: 'The Joker', '1917', 'Once Upon a time... in Hollywood', 'Jojo Rabbit', 'Little Women', 'Parasite', 'Ford v Ferrari' 'Bombshell' 'Richard Jewell', and 'Knives Out'.
Starting as a playfully ironic art installation and subsequently an international touring exhibition, the Museum of Broken Relationships has become one of Zagreb's most unusual and most popular museum attractions since opening in 2010. Housed in one of the Upper Town's finest Baroque mansions, the thematic display takes visitors through a series of different emotions associated with a break-up, illustrated by objects donated by members of the public. An electric toaster donated by a jilted American is accompanied by the laconic comment: ‘When I moved out, and across the country, I took the toaster. That'll show you. How are you going to toast anything now?’ Many exhibits are captioned with the kind of surreal narratives that frequently flow from fraught emotional states. Funny, tragic, fascinating, it was named 'most innovative museum' at the European Museum Awards of 2011.