Cocktail evenings, swingin' Thursdays, and art exhibitions - this week Plovdiv is the place to be!

15th May

The Faith Project by Theodosii Spassov

Theodosii Spassov will bring together in Bee Bop Cafe his folk and jazz ensembles, which will perform at the same time.

Bee Bop Cafe
9 pm

Michiko Date in Saedinenie Hall

Michiko Dante comes from Tokyo, and the voice carries the inherent sensitivity and sophistication of the East. She will cross 2 continents and 3 epochs to give to the people of Plovdiv an evening devoted to a little unknown or forgotten by the modern Bulgarian chamber scene genre – art songs. Absent from the clichés of contemporary opera singing, Michiko's voice resonates brightly, genuinely and honestly, turned to the depths and wisdom of the ascetic Eastern soul.

Historical Museum Plovdiv
7 pm

16th May

Cocktail evening with Mihail Uzunov

On selected Wednesday evenings, you will be able to enjoy selected classic and/or original cocktails specially prepared for each event by the main bartender of The Post, Mihail Uzunov. The selected drinks are not part of the cocktail menu of the bar and will be exclusive offers especially for those evenings.

Bar The Post
7.30 pm

17th May

Ink stains - Vesko Stein painting exhibition

Vesko Stein is partly a name, partly a creative nickname. Still, with a slight wink, a generous sense of irony and self-irony, this Asenovgrad artist is actually well-known to the Plovdiv audience but for the first time, he will present himself with a completely individual exhibition. You will see him in all his incarnations - as a master of the nostalgic urban landscape, as a kind of naïveté, taking the juicy Asenovgrad belles in unexpected poses, as an act painter whose models are naughty but anonymous under their carnival hats. He experiments with various pictorial and graphic techniques. What is unknown to some viewers are the drawings in the ancient East-style SHAN-SHUI - mountain-water. In them, he is serious, intrusive and laconic. These landscape paintings are almost black and white, monochrome, with sudden accents in bright red, violet and gold - the most royal colors. And, according to Shan-Shui's rules, there is no human presence, it is replaced by the sage’s sanctuary - the temple or the gate to it. Light as breath, exquisite and poetic, they carry the spirit of Asenovgrad, the Bulgarian Jerusalem, combining mountain and water under the wing of God.

Гостите на изложбата ще могат да дегустират деликатните вина на винарска изба Свети Георги.

HebrosArt Gallery
6 pm

Days of music in the Balabanov House

With the participation of Sergei Nakarakov (Israel) - trumpet, Arkady Shilkloper (Germany, Russia) - alpine horn and Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble with conductor Prof. Plamen Dzhurov.
Tickets are sold in the network of Eventim, at the Ticket Center in front of the Municipality, at the Music Center on 5 Otets Paisiy Street and on the spot before the concert. The pricing categories are 20 and 30 leva. This is a link to the sale in Eventim:

House of Culture Boris Hristov
7 pm

Exhibition - painting, drawing, photography, collage

For the first time, L'Union de Paris Gallery – Plovdiv presents the artists Victoria Philipova, Ina Valentinova and Sonya Petrova. Their first joint exhibition "Extinct Kind" will be presented on 17th May.

The exhibition focuses on the "disappearance" process and asks what disappears today, what is completely gone, what is going to disappear, and why, what is it the reason? The paintings, collages, and photographs affect different views from the disappearance of animal and plant species through human identity to nationality, in order to make us aware of a reality in the center of which is mostly human activity.

The exhibition reflects the idea of salvation and destruction, as an individual and public act, for an environmentally friendly, dignified life.

L’union de Paris Gallery
5 pm

Swingin' Thursday

Every Thursday in Gingertale swing music will sound from dawn to darkness.
In the morning, we'll have coffee and we'll beat time. In the evenings we’ll have cocktails and we'll go crazy.

* Lindy Hop cocktail and Shim Sham mocktail at a special price
* Frequently passing swing mafiosos who can show you a step for a drink
* Free entry


Spring Fair of Crafts

Bulgarian craftsmen – craftspeople will participate in the fair, more than 20 crafts will be presented and demonstrated: metal sculpture, wood carving, artistic treatment of wood, weaving, felting, pottery, art ceramics, cutlery, stained glass, lighting, confectionery, various technics of making jewelry, making of dolls of textile, hats, art knitting, carpets, making of artistic fabrics, basketry, bells, making of folk musical instruments, making of leather products.

17th-20th May, 10.30 am – 7 pm
Rayko Daskalov St. /The Small Main Street/