This weekend in Plovdiv we will read poetry and learn to write a story about the cinema. And the bars are waiting for us with cool music and fresh cocktails

18th May

Exhibition-concert in honor of the Bulgarian artist Mincho Katsarov

Unknown in his native country, Mincho Katsarov spent the second half of his life in Paris, France, where he left this world on October 1, 1953. Inspired and conquered by Beethoven's music, Mincho Katsarov felt his destiny similar to that of the composer.

To make his 36 portraits of the world-famous classic, Katsarov used his left hand because of his underdeveloped right hand at birth.

Beethoven's work, as well as a mask, served as a tool for the artist to portray the heroism in the personality of the deaf genius. Different boards provide the opportunity to immerse ourselves in exploring the psychology of hope by capturing the diverse and exciting states of heroic personality through which, each one of us, touches the universal values of the spirit.

Regional Historical Museum Plovdiv, Saedinenie Hall
6 pm

LiquiD GrooveZ

Friday evening at Groove Music & Art we'll dive into the depths of Drum & Bass. We will also listen to Liquid Jazz, Dance, EDM instrumentals and the most melodic vocals. From the bar, they will take care of our good mood with the latest summer cocktail offers and the best selection of beers for every taste.

Groove Music&Art
9 pm

FSS pres. KIRIL (Critical, Invisible)

Originally from the shores of Lago di Como in Italy, Kiril is a name we can’t miss. Shortly after his first hip-hop productions as a teen, Kiril found true love for music in the space between Drum & Bass, Footwork, and Jungle. At the end of 2013, he released his debut Corps EP for the Italian label Mother Inc Sound. This was only the beginning of his career, and as early as 2014 his tracks were part of the secret weapons of artists such as Dub Phizix, Hyroglifics, TC, Fixate, and others. Not long after, Delirious EP came to Flexout Audio - one of the UK's leading innovative labels, which gets more than a positive rating from critics. Following were releases for BNCexpress, Vandal Records, and Alchemy Breaks, proving the artist's ability to cover the vast array of different styles and genres. In 2016, Kiril collaborated with his followers from Was A Be and became part of The Dreamers Recordings team. In 2017, Kiril was noticed by the driving forces of modern drum and bass current - Noisia, who welcomed him in Invisible Recordings with a piece for the compilation Solids_1 and Kasra from Critical Music, where Kiril released Binary Vol. 12, EP which quickly reached # 1 in the Beatport Top 10 ranking.

club VOID
11 pm
Entry: 5 lv. before midnight and 7 lv. after midnight

Acoustic Friday night

This week at Vintage House will be the charming Milena Costa, which you may know from her participation in the popular reality format The Voice of Bulgaria. She will perform our favorite tunes along with well-known Plovdiv musicians - the outstanding Ivan Garbachev - piano and Ilian Kolev - guitar/vocal.

Vintage House
9 pm
Free entry

The European Night of Museums and Galleries in Old Plovdiv

On May 18, 2018, the 14th edition of the European Night of Museums will be held. The Municipal Institute "Old Plovdiv" will again participate actively in the European initiative and the team of the cultural institute has prepared seven events in the hours between 6 pm and midnight.

It is expected that dozens of museums and galleries all over the country will participate in interesting exhibitions, concerts, and various art events. The European Night of Museums was organized for the first time in 2005 in France and only a few years ago won many supporters and spread successfully throughout Europe. Bulgarian museums and galleries were included in the initiative in its first edition.

In its format, the European Night of Museums is an open program, to the widest possible range of people who have the opportunity not only to get a sense of the exhibits and works exhibited by museums and galleries but also of their messages. The concept of the initiative is to reach a large circle of people and especially the young audience by presenting an unusual and entertaining program which, besides the possibility of getting acquainted with the permanent exposition, also offers other cultural events such as theatrical productions, literary readings, music programs and others.

Funky Party in The Post

Friday night is our favorite time of the week, and it's even better when a super-fresh DJ joins the crew of The Post for a dance party!

The party on the balcony continues and this week MOMO will stand on the balcony, and will make us dance before it's even dark! We will listen to Funk, Soul, Breakbeats & Hip-Hop, we will dance and have a drink.

The bartenders await you with strong summer offers. Don’t forget to ask them about their favorite cocktails – they’re worth trying!

Bar The Post
7.30 pm

19th May

The Lefties/ Artificial Lungs live in Plovdiv

The Lefties are brothel legends on the beaches of the Plovdiv bars. You can never find them outside and it doesn’t matter what's happening in the surroundings because there are rhythm, sound, and music. They raise you over the familiar signs, prolong the time, put their own color palette and fall into a controlled unconsciousness.

Artificial Lungs are people living in the late afternoon of Plovdiv. In the hours just before sunset, they bring only beautiful guitar melodies and melancholy voices among hordes of half-lazy, half-hungry cats that inhabit the heart of the city. A pensive alternative in a nutshell.

Post-culture Stage
8 pm
Entry: 7 lv.

Saturday of vinyl

The traditional monthly event at Groove Music & Art, where the music is vinyl-only. Evening in which we present unique editions of house and techno music for the period 2002 - 2012. We'll play top label releases like Perfecto, Baroque, Yoshitoshi, BozBoz, Audiotherapy and other renowned artists!

Groove Music&Art
9 pm

Funky Letters | Пощата

This Saturday, May 19th, in the bar, the musical arrangement, and good mood will be taken care of by a person who does not need an introduction - DJ Skill. With him, the party is always guaranteed and the music is fresh and ideal for a summer party under the stars.

Parties under the terrace continue, and the forecasts promise good weather. You already know the dress code, right? The comfortable shoes are quite sufficient.

Bar The Post
7 pm


Charlie (Les Animaux Sauvages) is in Fargo this Saturday with an eclectic set of all vinyls! We will hear everything from disco, boogie, and Italo, through electro and synt classics to minimal wave and post-punk.

Club Fargo
9 pm

The Brother Moves On, Stop The Schizо: Kapana Fest Warm Up party

Come warm up for Kapana Fest Summer 2018 with an unprecedented Saturday night live in the heart of Plovdiv featuring The Brother Moves On by Johannesburg and Stop The Schizo (alternative/punk/rock) from Sofia.

Bee Bop Café
9 pm
Tickets from EPAYGO.BG and at EasyPay: 10 lv.

Wave & Synth Extravaganza at Absinthe House

Gothic Bulgaria returns. You can expect many New Wave, Dark Wave, Synth Pop and Future Pop music. The best of these styles can be heard under the hills this Saturday.

This party also begins a special "promotion", which will be repeated at all the Gothic Bulgaria parties during the summer season in Plovdiv. Anyone who comes and tells the man behind the console that they are a member of Gothic Bulgaria on Facebook will also get a drink of their choice at the bar.

Absinthe House
8.30 pm

Cofein in Plovdiv

The lead of the group is the talented finalist of Music Idol Theodor Koichinov. You will hear a lot of original music, as well as songs from LINKIN PARK, METALLICA, GUNS'N''ROSES, BON JOVI.

8 pm

Hair - In Memoriam: Miloš Forman

Opera Plovdiv includes again in its program HAIR in memory of the director Miloš Forman, whose film inspired the concert-spectacle.

The energy of young talented soloists will blend in with the immortal hits LET THE SUNSHINE IN, AQUARIUS, MANCHESTER, SODOMY, HARE KRISHNA, GOT LIFE together with the soundtrack of the most successful musical in the history of the genre!

Hair of the Plovdiv Opera provokes with new issues and references to the refugee crisis and war crimes in the 21st century.

* The performance is in English with subtitles in Bulgarian. Duration 1:30 hours

State Opera Plovdiv
7 pm

European Night of Museums at the Regional Natural History Museum

Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv invites you to visit the exposition at the Night of Museums free of charge from 7 pm until midnight. You will also have the opportunity to see a bats exhibition organized in partnership with Green Balkans.

Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv
7 pm

How to write a story about the cinema

"How to write a story about cinema" is the fourth workshop in KINOPLOVDIV.

At this event you will meet and hear from speaker's personal experience - Ralitsa Petrova, the director of the first Bulgarian film, Big award at Locarno Film Festival winner - Golden Leopard for Godless.

Ralitsa Petrova lives and works between Bulgaria, France, and the United Kingdom. She graduated from the National Film and Television School in London. She is a member of the European Film Academy. Her films have been selected at the most prestigious world festivals - Cannes, Berlin, and Locarno. Her first film, Bezbog (2016), won the Golden Leopard for Best Film at the Locarno International Film Festival, which is considered one of the highest film awards in the history of Bulgarian cinema. The film has more than 90 festivals and has won 27 international awards.

At the meeting in Saturday, Ralitsa will tell us what are the three most important elements for creating a successful cinema history, what guideline to follow when starting and some useful methodologies learned and experienced by her personal practice.

Club Fargo
4.30 pm

20th May

Thumbelina & Gallery 28

Thumbelina is a brand of high quality embroidered garments for the dynamic modern woman. A woman who lives with the hectic pace of the city has a profession she loves, family or not, she always seeks the best for herself. She looks elegant and stylish, in a casual way, values the nice fabrics and the flawless lines of clothes she wears.

Gallery 28
20-26 May