This week Plovdiv is art


Photo: Daniela Kalcheva

30th August


This Friday, one of the pioneers of the club and electronic scene in the country, Pacho, will take care of the good mood at Bally Club. He is one of the most famous and proven DJs in the Balkans. More than 20 years of hard work and collaboration with colleagues and producers around the world speak eloquently about its development.

Bally Club
10 pm

Eldorado TV

Shapeshifters, 41°, sweat, and hyperventilation. High-tech meltdown. An impossible love-affair. Uptempo beats, drums, and hypnotizing melodies. A catastrophic event. And a live music soundtrack.

"TV Eldorado, or Clarinet Ivan and the Weddingband" is a 2019 film made by Jacobs&Leinonen. The story, set in Bulgaria, revolves around a group of strangers who sign up for a mission in search of the lost Thracian gold.
Soon after the adventure kick-starts the unexpected happens.

"TV Eldorado, or Clarinet Ivan and the Weddingband" is a movie based on local myths, facts, and imagination. A picture show about friendship and confusion, quoting Socrates, Cocteau, Schopenhauer and many other uncles.
TV Eldorado, starring Chevalier Louis de Jaucourt, Sancho Pancho and a Guru hooked on magical rituals, unwillingly exploring parallel universes. Will we ever see these cosmic-dancers again?

“The story is not at all ‘true’ and everything in it is, in fact, a complete and utter lie.”

Bunardzhika hill
8 pm

Opera Open - AIDA

The most visited opera performance at the Ancient Theater - Aida by Verdi, will traditionally close Opera Open. The star cast of Bulgarian soloists with international careers - Kamen Chanev, Tanya Ivanova and Ivaylo Dzhurov - is joined for the first time by the baritone Kiril Manolov.

Conductor - Jacopo Sipari Di Pescaseroli - Italy
director - Nina Naydenova

Ancient theatre
8 pm

Shake That ХЪЛМ 2019

In the year of Plovdiv 2019, we will celebrate the fifth-anniversary edition of Shake. The music program includes names such as Upsurt, Mila Robert, Paraplanner, Kerana, and the Cosmonauts and others, and traditionally the Shake Market will be held again in the forest, where we will meet with authors from all over the country.

Youth Hill
30 August – 1 September

31st August

Ostava Live

Ostava will celebrate their 27th anniversary in Plovdiv.

Tickets: pre-sale in Eventim: 10 BGN
On the spot: 15 BGN
Doors:  7:30 pm
Start: 8:30 pm

YokoLove b2b Varola at BALLY CLUB

On the last Saturday of August, Varola and YokoLove will present us with perfect music selection to get you perfectly tuned to the wave of groovy beats. Their musical style is the epitome of the deep and loving side of the new deep/tech sound. In their selection you will hear melodic and vocal Deep/Tech with deep bass lines, passing through the rhythmic and dynamic Groovy Tech, sometimes with Spanish and Oriental elements, reaching to Underground and Tech House sound.

Bally Club
10 pm

1st September

Night Invasion

A night invasion of music inspired by the colors and sounds of Japan. Dance music of all time, selected by Irmenac for the party sequel to mark the opening of the +7 HOURS project.

Fargo Club
9 pm

Poetics of the Image

The National Autumn Exhibitions will open this Sunday in the exhibition spaces of Balabanov House, Hindliyan House and Mexican Art House in Ancient Plovdiv. They are one of the first events of the Autumn Salon of the Arts in Plovdiv, part of the cultural calendar of the city - a forum for contemporary Bulgarian art, providing an opportunity for artistic creative expression outside the gallery or museum spaces, where the audience usually meets with visual art. The specifics of the event are determined by the peculiarities of the houses in Old Plovdiv as well as by the format of presentation of the authors: in the overall framework of a complete curatorial project, ten solo exhibitions are shown simultaneously, making the National Autumn Exhibitions Plovdiv an unforgettable art forum in Bulgaria.

This year's exhibitions will be held under the title Poetics of the Image. This problematic focus is the widest possible creative platform associated with the ability to produce artistic meanings. This perspective concerns the author's intentions, expressive means, and media aimed at building the complex of imaginative wholeness. But the poetry of the image also affects the observers - it has long been the result of the achievements of the viewers, who have seen what they saw on the horizon of their expectations and understanding. In this sense, the poetics of the image are contained in the communication between the creators and the users of the images: "how it is made" speaks directly with "how it is understood".

1 – 30 September
Balabanov House, Hindliyan House and Mexican Art House in Old Plovdiv

2nd September

Minimalism in Bulgarian Painting 1944 – 2019

On September 2, The National Exhibition "Minimalism in Bulgarian Painting 1944 - 2019" opens at 6.00 pm. It will also be the first exhibit to be staged at the new 2019 Exhibition Hall at 32 Gladstone Street. The curators of the project are the artists Assoc. Prof. Rumen Zhekov, Lecturer in Painting at AMTI - Plovdiv, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krasimir Rusev, Lecturer at St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo.

The exhibition contains works that are among the best achievements in the field of the minimalist painting of the last 75 years. 37 Bulgarian artist from the country and abroad (Germany, Brazil and the USA) are included. The exhibition will be opened by Prof. Dr. Svilen Stefanov.

Gallery 2019
2 – 29 September

5th September

Passions Exhibition by Vezhdi Rashidov

From September 5 to October 15, 2019, the City Art Gallery - Plovdiv will show the Passion exhibition, presenting Vezhdи Rashidov as a creator, but also as a collector. On the first floor, connoisseurs will see Western European paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries - part of the large personal collection that the artist collects with almost the same passion with which he creates his own works. His paintings, sculptures, and watercolors will be arranged on the second floor of the gallery.

If the qualities of his rich creativity and his international reputation were well known, then the addiction to collecting works of art until recently remained hidden to the general public. The paintings are by артистс from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, and Germany. For years, the works were searched, bought, restored until the time to meet with Bulgarian art admirers.

City Art Gallery
5 September – 15 October