The last days of May are full of interesting events


Photo: Georgi Matov

24th May


May 24 will bring together key and well-known party figures once again! Behind the decks will stand the familiar to everyone in the city under the hills, namely - DJ PHILIP & TODD. Join and find your favorite beverages with unique flavor combinations of specific and unconventional ingredients made by the cool bartenders of the club!

Bally Club
9 pm
Free entry

"Galaxy Library": or Science Fiction in a time of Communism

"Galaxy Library" is the most widespread, most loved, and most popular paperback series in Bulgaria. It coincides with the last decade of the Communist regime and we are asking, what was the importance of space stories in the verge of a social and political transition?

Ralitsa Konstantinova, co-founder of Cosmodrome, a project for space history and culture in Bulgaria, and a curator of the exhibition "2019 - a Year from the Future" has spent 3 years investigating the popular sci-fi books. In a brief lecture, she will present some of her findings and discuss the role of the future in our socialist past and its particular relationship with the communist ideology.

This event is part of the exhibition "2019 - A year from the future" part of the program of Plovdiv 2019 ECOC.

The lecture is in Bulgarian with simultaneous English translation. The entry is free, but please register on the Космодрум / Cosmodrome page to ensure your seat. Places are limited.

House of Mexican Graphics, Old Plovdiv
4:30 pm

25th May

Dark tourism in Chernobуl

 "From the dark tourism in Chernobyl to the never completed Belene promise", an artist talk by Michaela Lakova.

In this open lecture/conversation Michaela will share some of her findings from visiting Chernobyl last year, part of 86 art residency in Slavutych – post-atomic city built after the explosion of the reactor in close proximity to the nuclear power plant.

We will talk about Chernobyl as a popular touristic site often referred to as "dark" and "radioactive" tourism.

Chernobyl as an international hub for scientific research and exchange of knowledge and practice in relation to nuclear energy and radiation.

Nowadays Chernobyl is perceived as the biggest nuclear disaster, which trauma and harsh memories are still present and resonate in our collective memory.

The short lecture is a part of the exhibition 2019 - A Year of the future, part of the program of Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019.

The talk is in Bulgarian with simultaneous translation. Entry is free, please RSVP on the Космодрум / Cosmodrome page, seats are limited.

House of Mexican Graphics, Old Plovdiv
4 pm

All About the 00`s at The Post

On Saturday we’ll travel in time and we’ll return to the beginning of the century when Lynn will remind us of the old hits, which always sound better, accompanied by a drink.

The Post
9 pm

After Eight at Gingertale

Funk, Disco & Edits in 'After Eight' with Stanimir Vrachev. Enjoy our amazing cocktails and dance the night away Gingertale!

9 pm


This Saturday's main actor and special guest at Bally Club will be the young and talented DJ MANU, who knows how to lift the mood of all the guests and will once again offer us another batch of good and modern music with a lot of good mood.

Bally Club
9 pm
Free entry

Bittersweet with The Lemons

The summer came and with it the season of summer musical fiestas in Otsreshta. We start this Saturday night when The Lemons aka Rositsa and Venera will entertain us with fresh music.

We’ll start with a lot of funk, and then prepare your mood and dancing shoes for bossa nova, cumbia, and other Latino rhythms.

9 pm

29th May

Language Cafè

On Wednesday Bulgarians and foreigners from all over the world will gather under one roof to exchange some sweet talk in a variety of languages for practice or just for pleasure.

Language Cafe Plovdiv offers the opportunity to anyone who wants to practice a certain language(s) but has no opportunity to meet other people and to practice together in an informal and non-formal setting.

8 pm

30th May

Swingin' Thursdays in May

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

German Beer Day

German beer for the people! Fabric Bar invites us to enjoy a selection of German beers – non-alcoholic, IPA, wheat and 10% alcohol. The beer will be cold and the party will be in the garden.

Fabric Bar
4 pm