Go pass the cogwheel train! Organized by Hegyvidéki Szabadidősport Nonprofit Ltd., we can start again on Saturday, April 15, to overtake – uphill! – the cogwheel train, running individually or in a relay team, or by bicycle. For a distance of about 4 kilometers from the Diós árok, a difference in altitude of 325 meters must be overcome. Hiking competitions also start from Zugliget Primary School (distance approx. 7 km) and with the participation of kindergarten children from district XII from the upper terminus of the cog wheel (distance approx. 2 km). Races can be registered at the start locations no later than 30 minutes before the start.
Spring timetable on the children’s railway. The Hegyvidék children’s railway operates with more frequent operating hours: on weekends and public holidays from Hűvösvölgy station 8. 45-17. 00, and from Széchenyihegy station 9. 45-18. Trains leave between 3 p.m., every 40-50 minutes. From Tuesday to Friday, the children's railway runs every hour. Those who would like to combine the small railway with chair-lifting in the fine spring weather should take advantage of this opportunity before or after 17 April, as the Zugliget Chairlift does not run in the intervening period due to maintenance work.
April garage sale. The next community fair will take place on Sunday, April 23 between 10:00 and 14:00 in front of the mayor's office building on City Hall Square. Used clothes, books, and ornaments still in good condition can change hands at the Hegyvidék Unpacker.
Concerts in the Hegyvidék. At the Hegyvidék Cultural Salon (2 Törpe St.) keyboardist-composer Zsolt Kaltenecker and singer-songwriter Tamara Mózes will present their album Futurized, described as progressive chamber music artpop, on April 15, and on the 21st, the chamber ensemble of the Budapest Philharmonic Society will perform Verdi's String Quartet in E minor. At the MOM Cultural Center (18 Csörsz St.) on April 17, all rhapsodies of Ferenc Liszt will be played by pianist Gábor Csalog, Tamás Érdi, Csaba Király, Károly Mocsári, Fülöp Ránki and Mónika Ruth Vida. On April 18, three singers, Boglárka Boggie Csemer, Eszter Kárász and Dóra Szinetár will evoke the atmosphere of Paris and Montmartre with classical and modern French chansons. On April 23, current and former highly talented students of the György Solti Music School and their art teachers will select works by Bach and Mendelssohn at their concert.
Movies in English. In Cinema MOM (53 Alkotás St.), you can watch the 3D computer animation film based on the cult Nintendo video game series, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, as well as the cinema adaptation of the legendary role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, in English and the fantasy action-comedy movie Honor Among Thieves. The digitally restored version of the emblematic Rambo series of the 80s will also be screened: the first part will be shown from April 13, the second from the 20th, and the third part from the 27th. On the evening of April 13, Metallica fans can listen to the songs of the band's new album 72 Seasons before the premiere, and on the 19th, the cinema awaits those who are curious about Coldplay's concert film from last October's large-scale performance in Argentina. On April 15th and 16th, documentaries presenting the rich oeuvre of Bernini and Salvador Dalí on the 22nd and 23rd are shown as part of the Temples of Art series. Opera lovers can watch two performances of London's Royal Opera House live: Cinderella on April 12 and The Marriage of Figaro on April 27.