In September, the city seems to wake up and the events we want to visit hardly fit in the calendar - dance, theater, art. And there's more

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3rd September

No Sense Cocktail Night

Monday is considered the worst day of the week, so No Sense decided to make it at least a bit better. Their cocktail night will be fresh and summery, that’s for sure.

No Sense
8 pm

Ginger Milonga

On the first Monday of September, we’ll dive into the magic of Argentinian tango in a wonderful place with a perfect dance floor! Gingertale will welcome us with unique cocktails and warm hospitality! As always, Mata will take care of the music!

9 pm
Free entry

Three Are Too Many, Two – Not Enough & TheatAir 2018

The ХХІIІ International puppet theatre festival for chamber puppet performances for adults and children “Three Are Too Many, Two – Not Enough” & TheatAir 2018 starts. This year we will have the opportunity to see and experience together 16 performances from Bulgaria and abroad spread in five halls around the city and one even in Sofia, 25 street acts presented by nine international groups and a lot of fairy moments.

The twenty third edition of the festival we have dedicated to the MOTION – the bold, the silent, the bright, the intuitive, the motion from and towards, the one stimulating the knowledge and cherishing the memory, the motion that creates/overcomes/beats the norms, it – the inevitable, inspiring, enchanting, dooming, denying, unknown and liberating, creative motion.

Check out the programme.

5th September

Gin Jamboree with Monkey 47

Wednesday is the perfect time for a jamboree. Right then, The Post starts their "jamboree " series, and each Wednesday they’ll show us the different types of alcohol and cocktails with it. We start with Monkey 47 / Schwarzwald Dry Gin / and they invite us into their modest oasis in the middle of the barriers to find out if there is water from the Danube in this gin.

The Post
7 pm

Together in Plovdiv

The Plovdiv 2019 Foundation and the Plovdiv Municipality invite the citizens and guests of Plovdiv to celebrate together the fourth anniversary of Plovdiv's winning the title to host the European Capital of Culture initiative.

In a series of festive features, the ceremony will present the Plovdiv's programme for 2019 and the highlights and opportunities for a thrilling cultural experience.

The get-together, which will take up the entire day, is directed at people of all ages and will welcome all manner of audiences. It will start at 10 am and will end at 11 pm.

Children's Programme
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
ЧЕЛИК фестивал на игрите a one-day outdoor festival is paying a visit to the Dondukov Garden (behind the Regional Natural History Museum) in Plovdiv, featuring beloved children's games. Come to enjoy many interesting outdoor games and the participation is free.

Family Programme
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Music Stage I (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Open Stage in front of the Plovdiv Municipality, featuring a music programme

Music Balconies (3:00 – 7:00 pm)
Thanks to State opera Plovdiv, Plovdiv's favorite pedestrian street will become an area for an afternoon symphonic stroll. Plovdiv's main street's lovely balconies will liven up with beloved classical music.
3:00 – 3:30 pm The Balcony opposite the Afreddo Gelateria
3:40 – 4:00 pm Balcony Plovdiv Municipality
4:20 – 4:40 pm Balcony Plovdiv Drama Theatre
5:00 – 5:20 pm Balcony opposite Kamenitsa
5:40 – 6:00 pm Balcony Daris
6:20 – 6:40 pm Balcony Dzhumaya Sq

Music Buses
4:00 – 5:00 pm
A bus line will be taking those keen to enjoy the virtuoso performance of one of the musicians of the Brestovitsa Orchestra. The line will make rounds in the quarters Trakia, Kichuk Paris, Karshiaka, and Smirnenski.

Music Stage II
5:00 – 6:30 pm.
Open Stage in front of the Plovdiv Municipality. Concert of Stenli and band.

Evening programme:
7:00 – 8 pm
Presentation of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 Programme

A ceremony at the Plovdiv Drama Theatre will present the main stages in the history of the initiative, the people involved in its realization, the current team working on the project, as well as the calendar of the key events for 2019. The direction will be in the hands of Chris Baldwin and will feature the participation of the composer Miroslav Turiyski; dancers from Lindy Hop Bulgaria; choreography from Yanitsa Atanasova; the brass band musicians - Venelin Georgiev (saxophone), Darin Ivanov (trumpet), Blagoi Geshev (trombone), Tsenko Melin (tuba), Alexander Lekov (bass) and Kristian Zhelev (percussion), a string quartet from the State Opera - Plovdiv: Dobrina Nikolova, Zafirka Angelova, Tatyana Filipova, Antoaneta Ryahova, Yasko Argirov and “Brestovitsa” Orchestra; the incredible folklore singers from Nedelino – Denitza Gotcheva and Snezhana Kisyova and one of the best Plovdiv-based visual artists: the studios Punkt, SensLab and Kamen Savov's team; and more friends and partners of Plovdiv 2019.

9 – 11 pm
100 Days to the Start – Mapping on the Building at 2 Raiko Daskalov Street
Plovdiv is known for its special, unique clocks – the Danov Hill Tower clock; the Dzhumaya Mosque sundial; the emblematic Post Office clock; and the one at the heart of the city, in the dome of the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation. The latter keeps time without fail thanks to Georgi Dolchinkov from Plovdiv. This clock will start the countdown of 100 days to the start of the Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 Petko Tanchev.

Kizomba Nights

Traditional Kizomba parties at Vintage House continue. Let's dive into the rhythm of the music, feel the magic of the dance and, most importantly, have fun.

The only thing you have to bring is your good mood, which will be complemented by many dances, emotions, and smiles.

Vintage House
9 pm

No Sense Game Day

Traditionally Wednesday is a Game Day in No Sense. We’ll play beer pong, there will also be board games, foosball, cards and more.

No Sense
9 pm

Exhibition of Lekarski, Manev, and Oshavkov

The City Art Gallery presents for the first time in Bulgaria Andrey Lekarsky, Nikola Manev, and Lachezar Oshavkov in the joint exhibition Three Parisians in Plovdiv.

They are among the most famous Bulgarian artists who have lived and worked in Paris, France for the last half-century, drawing inspiration from the rich culture of the two countries.

Lekarski, Manev, and Oshavkov are very well known in the French artistic circles, as well as among lovers and researchers of the fine arts in our country. Although each of the artists has separate appearances in Bulgaria, the three have not been presented together in our country so far. This happened for the first time this spring in Paris, where their works were exhibited simultaneously at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute. At the opening of the exhibition were presented the books The Captive of the Light for Nikola Manev by Elka Niagolova and Valeriy Posthanov, Andrey Lekarski, by Axinia Dzhurova and the autobiographical Lachezar Oshavkov in French.

City Art Gallery
6 pm

Swing Together on 5 September

We would like to congratulate the "Plovdiv 2019" Foundation as well as Plovdiv Municipality on the 4th year anniversary of earning the prestigious title - European Capital of Culture!

We, at Gingertale, are very happy to be hosting a Swing Dance Party to mark the conclusion of a series of festive features in the city - #Together in Plovdiv on 5 September. 

Before opening the dance floor at Gingertale, the Lindy Hop Bulgariadancers will feature at the stage of Plovdiv's Drama Theater to present the agenda of "Plovdiv 2019", part of which is Love Swing Dance Festival LSDF.


9:30 pm

6th September

10 years artnewscafe

artnewscafe turns 10!


Martin /Nordic Soundscapes Bulgaria/
Denitza /Good vibes/
Mironov /Melformator/
ELEN /Melformator/
Plamen K
Radischen /Dots/
Cvetka /Dots/
Krassimir Dobrev
jOObba /XRaydio/

4 pm
Free entry