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Sunday 11 October 2020
05 October 2020 - 11 October 2020
October 2020
18.03.2020 - 01.11.2020


Sofia City Art Gallery
the exhibition


18 March 2020 - 01 November 2020

The exhibition sequences Konstantin Shtarkelov’s life, and the works created by the artist throughout his career.

For more information, please visit -

04.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 31.12.2020

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

08.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

Pathways to the table

The National Ethnographic Museum presents the exhibition Pathways to the table
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum -
14.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

The Army in Times of Change

The National Museum of Military History presents the exhibition “The Army in Times of Change”
The exhibition traces the development of the Bulgarian Army over the past 30 years. The event is realised on the occasion of the 141 st anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the 104 th anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Military History.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Museum of Military History
19.06.2020 - 11.10.2020

Three architects - jubilarians

The exhibition presents three important architects: Naum Torbov, Lazar Parashkevanov and Petso Zlatev, whose birth anniversary we celebrate in 2020. What they all have in common is that all of them received their education abroad. After that, they returned and joined the cultural and social life of Sofia.
They worked in different periods and created works that are part of the history of Bulgarian architecture. Through their work we can trace the architectural styles of the city - from neo-Byzantine, through secession, to modernism.
Among some of the most famous buildings by the three architects are the National Opera and Ballet, Lozenets Residence, the Central Sofia Market Hall, the Sofia Municipality Building at 33 Moskovska Street, Hemus Hotel, the National Assembly building (the former Party House), Georgi Asparuhov Stadium and others.
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
11.09.2020 - 25.10.2020


11 September 2020 - 25 October 2020
The photographs of Mayerowitz document the devastation and reconstruction of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11/2001.
Joel Mayerowitz’s After September 11: Images from Ground Zero is part of the 2020 Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.

On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
16.09.2020 - 17.10.2020

Delya Chausheva and Gravitational Thrust - Oil paintings and drawings

Serdica Gallery presents the exhibition Gravitational Thrust - Delya Chausheva’s latest oil paintings and drawings. People will be able to visit it from September 16 to October 17, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market.
Visitors will see large-format oil paintings and pastel and charcoal drawings, which reveal an unsuspected world of abstract shapes and enigmatic spaces created by the artist and inspired by the wonders of the Universe, which Delya Chausheva chooses to call Gravitational Thrust while the title of the series of drawings is called “Traveling in the Shadows”.
25.09.2020 - 15.10.2020

Autumn Edition of Sofia Film Fest – 24 th Edition

Various cinemas in Sofia
The autumn edition of the 24th SOFIA FILM FEST will start with Milcho Manchevski's latest film "WILLOW" The famous Macedonian director will personally present his work in Sofia and will receive the special award of SFF on September 25th. Milcho Manchevski's latest work - Willow, traces women's struggles with tradition, notions of loyalty, the control exercised over their bodies, and with problems such as pregnancy and adoption. Their goal is not to change the world or the conservative society, and their personal cause - to become mothers, turns them into incredible heroines.
01.10.2020 - 01.11.2020

There are ten finalists in the National Campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020"

There are 10 finalists in the national campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020", organized by the Bulgarian National Radio. For 7 years now, voting has determined the people who today inspire others, make changes and do good deeds. There were 117 nominations in this year's campaign, with inspiring stories and characters. Traditionally, politicians, protesters and journalists, whose job by default should be to enlighten are not nominated. The jury selected the 10 finalists. The public voting for the winner among them will start in October, and the "Enlightener of the Year 2020" will as always be announced on November 1.
02.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

10th Edition of Mini Art Fest - contemporary circus festival

Circus Ivanov, in front of Universiada Hall

The contemporary circus festival Mini Art Fest returns with its jubilee 10th edition. It will take place from October 2 to October 18 in the tent of Circus Ivanov in front of Universiada Hall, Sofia. The event will focus on the urban people who want to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the mystery called "Contemporary circus art", to learn its mechanisms, to understand its messages, to experience its emotion.

The contemporary circus festival Mini Art Fest is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

It is organized with the support of Sofia Municipality, the Europe Program, the French Institute in Sofia, the Italian Cultural Institute, Theatroscope Program and Circus Ivanov.

03.10.2020 - 17.10.2020

Exhibition of the XIV World Cup of the International Federation of Photographic Art

in the underpass in front of the Council of Ministers

On October 3, at 1pm in the Pressphoto club (in the underpass in front of the Council of Ministers) the exhibition of the 14th FIAP World Cup will be opened. There will also be a live online meeting with photographers from leading world clubs.

The event is hosted by Yanka Kyurkchieva National Association Academy of Photography - a representative of FIAP for Bulgaria.

The event is realized with the support of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality

08.10.2020 - 29.10.2020

Second edition of Cameralia International Music Festival

This autumn, Sofia will host the second edition of the Cameralia International Music Festival, with the support of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.

The festival will feature three concerts - on October 8, 27 and 29, 2020, in partnership with Sofia City Art Gallery, the Embassy of Spain, the Cervantes Institute and Cultural Perspectives Foundation.

In a key location in Sofia - Sofia City Art Gallery, music lovers will be able to enjoy three exclusive concerts, which will present an original palette of styles and a new concept of chamber music. It is based on the performance of musicians from different countries, united by a common passion - the production and experience of music in its various genres.

You can see the full program of the festival at


Wizz Air Sofia Marathon 2020

Sofia; start/finish line – Batenberg Square
Sports Events

Wizz Air Sofia Marathon 2020

Sofia; start/finish line – Batenberg Square
Sports Events
09.10.2020 - 15.10.2020

Exhibition: Watercolors - the school of maestro Ivan Dodev

The exhibition can be visited until October 15, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Free admission.
10.10.2020 - 11.10.2020

Book market “Everything is 5”

The National Palace of Culture marks the 5th anniversary of the National Book Centre and the Peroto Literary Club ("The Quill") with a book market “Everything is 5”. It will take place in Platforma A6 – behind the National Palace of Culture, on Saturday and Sunday - October 10 and October 11, from 10:00 until 19:00.

A Bird is Singing

National folklore competition
Free Admission
Music and Dance Events


Stage: Babies Hall
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
The performance is suitable for children from 0 to 3 years of age.
Music and Dance Events



Children's Opera by Georgi Kostov

Music and Dance Events

Puppet Circus

(a puppet show for children over 3 years of age) Sirius Hall
A clown parody with puppets and circus acts.

CARMEN. Opera by Georges Bizet

The production will take place on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, on Sunday – 11.10, at 19:00.

Stage Director - Akad. Plamen Kartaloff

Conductor – Zhorzh Dimitrov; mezzo-soprano – Violeta radomirska; tenor - Kostadin Andreev; Concertmaster - Liudmil Nenchev guest-scenographer - Miodrag Tabachki; guest artistic lighting - Andrey Hajinyak; Costume Designer - Hristiana Mihaleva-Zorbalieva; guest choreographer - Antoaneta Aleksieva and Svetlin Ivelinov; choral conductor - Violeta Dimitrova.

Ticket at the Ticket Center of Sofia Opera and Ballet.

Music and Dance Events


The concert will take place in the Chamber Hall of the Bulgaria Concert Complex (Bulgaria Hall), on Sunday – 11.10, at 19:00.

Solists: Margarita Ilieva, Valentin Ganev

Ensemble: Bella Voce

Program: Vladigerov, Purcell, Berlioz, Heine, Mendelssohn, Korngold, Schubert, Schumann.

Music and Dance Events


Sofia Philharmonic Soloist and conductor: Shlomo Mintz, violin Program: Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 J. Brahms: Symphony No.4 In partnership with Sofia Philharmonic
20th Edition European Music Festival 2020 – Sofia – postponed for the autumn The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. Co-organizer – the Ministry of Culture;
Music and Dance Events


NPC, Hall 1
Postponed from May 29.
The concert of Nikolina and Maria has a new date
Tickets purchased so far will be valid for the new date!
The Youth Sings and Dances is a "tale" of persistence, joy, love, anticipation, dreams, and the urge to sing and dance.
Music and Dance Events

dragON aka PONY

The choreographic work dragON aka PONY will take place in DNA – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), on Saturday – 11.10, at 19:00.

Artist: Steam Room

Country: (Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Spain)

Dance, choreography, performance: Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas aka STEAM ROOM (Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Spain).

Music: Tsvetan Monchilov

Costumes, stage: Ralitza Toneva

Graphics: Gjorgji Despodov

Coproduction: Garage Collective, Brain Store Project under the programme line Creative Crossroads in the framework of the Life Long Burning project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija.

Tickets at the Ticket center of National Palace of Culture (NDK)

The performance is part of the artistic program of Choreographic Convention V “Movement Research”, part of the “Choreographic Convention” Programme of the project “Life Long Burning – Towards a Sustainable Ecosystem of Contemporary Dance in Europe”.

You can find the program of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance at

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