Avant-garde trio bundled togetherThe Museum of Fine Arts has been setting its sights high recently. Following the opening of the Hundertwasser exhibition “A Magical Eccentric” a few weeks ago, the museum is now also hosting a show of masterpieces by Picasso, Klee and Kandinsky from Switzerland’s Rupf collection.
Courts asked to ban Sziget noise after 10pmThe future of the Sziget rock festival is under threat after District IV mayor Tamás Derce is attempting to ban noisy events on Hajógyári island after 10 pm to “ensure the peace of residents” in a move believed to be aimed at the annual feast of music. Both Sziget organiser Károly Gerendai and Budapest mayor Gábor Demszky said Derce’s initiative is a disguised attempt to prevent the festival from taking place altogether.
Given his alternative name of The Boy who Wouldn’t Grow Up, Peter Pan is getting pretty long in the tooth at 104 years old. J.M Barrie’s tale of the mischievous little boy who spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the island of Neverland as leader of the Lost Boys has exerted its charms on generation after generation of children. Will Harry Potter still be doing the rounds a century from now?
Szeged Jazz Days good excuse to get outta townThis year’s Jazz Days will kick off on Saturday from 8pm with Csaba T?zk? on the tenor saxophone. Together with four band members, the Szeged-born musician will play a mixture of Hungarian folk music, Bartók pieces and modern jazz. Next up will be the drummer Bill Bruford, who has played with Yes, King Crimson and Genesis, with support from a young Dutch pianist Michiel Borstlap. The duo has already played at major international festivals. It will be their first time performing in Hungary.
A Magical Eccentric“The fine arts have to be fine,” Friedensreich Hundertwasser once said. Where better to examine this question than the Museum of Fine Arts, which is exhibiting a selection of works by the great Viennese artist until 13 January.
National Circus of China will perform its spectacular acrobatics in Budapest in a series of
shows at Budapest Grand Circus in the Városliget until the end of the year.Â
can be made even more boringPresenting
the history, the diversity and the opportunities of computers in a colourful
and amusing way should not be too great a challenge – at least in theory. But
it appears the curators of the “Click-Digital Playground” exhibition have done
their best to make this exhibition as dull as possible.Â Â
just for geeks anymore, they sayMátyás
Kuti’s fingers are a blur as he sits in his home in the suburbs of Budapest,
manipulating a Rubik’s Cube with a furious intensity that even Speedy Gonzales
would have difficulty following. The shaggy-haired 14-year old slams the cube
down on the kitchen table, each of the six nine-tiled sides now the same colour
when only seconds before the whole contraption looked like somebody had thrown
up on it.Â Â
exhibition flush with inventionWhat is it
that we do every day without wasting words over it? Correct, going to the
toilet. Now the Millenáris
Park has dedicated an
exhibition to the subject….Â Â
Long time Budapest
author Adam LeBor will be reading from his new book on the tumultuous 20th
Century in the city of Jaffa at the Bardroom, Budapest’s long running series of
performance poetry, fiction, and music. LeBor will be headlining the Fall Show
which is on Sunday, 14 October.Â The
venue will be the familiar Nyitott MĹ±hely on Rath György u. 4 (Metro to Déli
pu.) starting at 7:30pm.