Dog day, not just for dog owners. In order to promote peaceful coexistence, the municipality is organizing a dog day on May 14 from 10 a.m. in the Geszetnyés Kert for both people with and without dogs. The programs include a dog show, dog-owner photography, and those interested can learn about agility, mantrailing and ebathlon.
The County pass has arrived. The new 30-day county passes and the national pass have been available for purchase since May 1st. By them you can travel on intercity buses and trains at a discount: the pass valid for one county costs HUF 9,450, while the national pass costs HUF 18,900. The student pass costs HUF 945 and HUF 1,890. The new passes can also be redeemed by foreign citizens, but it is important to know that they can only be used on regional (non-reserved-seat and non-1st class) lines, and are not valid for Budapest’s local lines or for other cities’ local lines.
With bicycles on buses. Bicycle transportation has become possible on even more Hegyvidék lines. You can now take your bike on buses 110 and 112 running between Bosnyák square and Thomán István street. Vehicles designated for bicycle transport are indicated by a separate pictogram.
Concerts of all genres. At MOMkult (18 Csörsz St.) on May 11, the Farkas Gábriel Band will recall the work of Péter Máté, one of the most popular performers of the 70s and 80s, with a formation supplemented by brass players and the string quartet of the Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra. On the 12th, the Budapest Strauss Orchestra, true to its name, will play the works of the Stauss family and their contemporaries. On the 18th, the Sárik Péter Trio and Mariann Falusi continue their hit series Jazzrequestshow in Hungarian, and on the 19th Balázs Zságer and his fellow musicians await those who like to immerse themselves in live, psychedelic electronic music. On the morning of May 21, pianist János Balázs and actress and singer Judit Halász will give a concert for the children, while in the early evening the student ensembles of the Solti György Music School, the Women's Choir made up of teachers and the Divertimento Chamber Orchestra will perform in the framework of a gala concert. On the 22nd, the University Symphony Orchestra will play the music of such successful, Oscar-winning movies as Schindler's List, Back to the Future or Ben-Hur. In the Hegyvidéki Cultural Hall (2 Törpe St.) on the 19th, the string quartet of the Budapest Philharmonic Society will perform a program in tribute to the work of the composer György Ligeti, who was born a hundred years ago. On the 21st at Lóvasút (64 Zugligeti Rd.), the Surján Chamber Ensemble will hold its season-ending family concert.
Exhibitions in the Hegyvidék. In connection with the Cziffra György Festival, the new exhibition of the Hegyvidék Gallery (10 Királyhágó sqr.) opened a few days ago and can be visited until June 3rd. Here you can see well-known and lesser-known music-themed works from the Antal- Lusztig private collection by Imre Ámos, Anna Margit, Endre Bálint, Béla Kondor, Dezső Korniss, László Lakner, Ödön Márffy, István Nádler, Tóth Menyhért, Lajos Vajda and Tibor Vilt. The joint exhibition Paint and Stone by painter Attila Adorján and sculptor András Kontur is open until May 17 at Barabás Villa (Városmajor utca 44). The works of visual artists Pál Laukó, Árpád Németh, Géza Németh, Szabolcs Ráskai and Valéria Vörös can be viewed until May 30 in the Hegyvidék Cultural Salon (2 Törpe St.), and the works of photographer, painter and graphic artist Kálmán Kecskeméti will be on display in the Gallery until June 10-12 (14 Hajnóczy József St.).
Movies in English. Cinema MOM (53 Alkotás St.) is screening Vin Diesel's Fast X, the latest installment in the Deadly Pace action film series, in English. On May 10th, we can see one concert film from the Woodstock Festival, while on the 17th from Eric Clapton's performances at the Royal Albert Hall. On the 25th, the public can follow the live concert of Roger Waters, former member of Pink Floyd, in Prague. A day earlier, on the 24th, we can also enjoy the performance of The Sleeping Beauty live from the Royal Opera House in London.