This week we will be listening to jazz, watching movies outdoors and dance swing


Photo: Petya Bankova, intern at Lost in Plovdiv

16th August

DJ Iliyan & Graciella at BALLY CLUB

Friday night at Bally Club is for the best hits of house music. DJ ILIYAN & GRACIELLA will stand behind the decks! You can expect positive and dynamic music selection and dancing until the morning.

Bally Club
10 pm

Last Minute Quintet @ Contrabass

This Jazz Friday Bar Contrabass will host a large Last Minute Quintet in its small yard. Five Plovdiv musicians will play classical jazz standards on a hot Old Town evening.

Ivan Melin - trombone
Preslav Peev - saxophone
Ivan Garbachev - piano
Georgi Uzunov - bass
Nacho Gospodinov - drums

9 pm

Kosta Tonev - This Land Is Your Land

Contemporary art gallery CU29 invites you to the opening of „This Land Is Your Land“ first solo exhibition by Kosta Tonev in his home town Plovdiv.

Inspired by the song "This Land Is Your Land", written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, Kosta Tonev explores different political ideologies regarding property through installation, drawings, and video. Today, some see the song as the alternative national anthem of the United States – a symbol of American patriotism, for others it is a Marxist critique of private property. These two ambivalent interpretations leave the question open as to whether the word 'land' is meant to designate 'state' or 'estate'.

In the 1990s, Bulgaria, like other Eastern European countries, underwent a transition to a market economy which was set in motion by mass privatization. Thirty years since the start of the reforms, Kosta Tonev revisits the ruins attesting to that period. In his works, he parallels it with early capitalism in the West, characterized by primitive accumulation, and brings to the present places, symbolic of the privatization process. Starting from what today resembles archaeological sites, he reconstructs the terrain of past market interactions to raise the question: Whose land is this?

Aline Lenzhofer

7 pm

Swinging "By The Pool" Tales

The summer in the city hides its tiny treats as, for example, the nice cool moments by the pool. This party of Lindy Hop Plovdiv will add some freshness into our summer days. Bring all your pool floats, rafts, snorkels and any other accessories that you can think of. There will be a special theme dressing competition with a really nice price!

9:30 pm
Entry: 5 BGN

17th August

Open short film screenings

This weekend, there will be some free screenings of short films on the open stage of Yadroto. The program will last about an hour and a half and will include both the screenings themselves and a meeting with some of the authors.

The program includes some of the most interesting titles of recent years. The movies are complete short stories - beginning, middle and end – rather than typical experimental shorts. In most, the director's aspirations for a future full-length project are evident.

17 – 19 August
9 pm

Atanas Popov at BALLY CLUB

On Saturday, the mood will be uplifted because the young and talented DJ Atanas Popov will present his positive and dynamic DJ set, in which you will hear the rhythmic groovy tech, reaching to underground and tech house sound.

Bally Club
10 pm

21st August

Opera Open - Rigoletto

One of Verdi's most beloved operas returns to the Ancient Theater after a long absence with the premiere of the production of the Sofia Opera and Ballet directed by Plamen Kartalov!

Conductor - Vinicius Kata / BRAZIL
Soloists: Krasen Karagyozov, Stanislava Momekova, Kamen Chanev, Kamelia Kader, Alexander Nosikov
Also participating: Elena Chavdarova - Isa, Mihail Puliev, Avgust Metodiev, Boris Kuchkov, Zhivko Peichev, Tsvetanka Angelova, Blagovesta Kostadinova, Nikolay Bachev
Opera Plovdiv Choir and Orchestra

Ancient Theater
8:30 pm
Tickets are on sale at the Opera Box Office, at the OPERA OPEN Box Office on Main Street, at the Eventim Box Office in Plovdiv and in the country, online at

22nd August

Swingin' Thursdays in August

Thursdays don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!

Gingertale is the place where local swing mafiosos go. Every Thursday evening Kapana pulses under their dances and even the pavers move under the sound of jazz.

A mysterious mixed drink can be found at the bar, which can inspire every passer-by to try another drink and why not dance!

9:30 pm