Which are the best events in Timisoara? Theatre, films, music festivals – we gather the best recommendations for you.

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If you enjoy going to the theatre or watching contemporary circus performances, you are going to love this event: FEST Outdoor 2019. A big part of FEST-FDR 2019, is going to take place between June 13th and 18th, in front of the National Theatre in Timisoara. Here’s what you should know about this series of events.

 

What is FEST-FDR?

FEST-FDR is one of the biggest festivals in Romania and the biggest in Timisora. This year, the festival will reach its 24th edition.

The festival traditionally has 2 sections:

  • FEST: a series of free outdoor performances performed by international artists; these performances go beyond the patterns of traditional theatre, combining contemporary circus with music and visual effects.
  • FDR (“festivalul dramaturgiei romanesti”): showcases the most representative Romanian plays.

 

FEST-FDR Outdoor 2019

The 2019 edition of FEST-FDR will be split in two series of events, with the “FDR” festival taking place in the autumn of 2019 and the “FEST” taking place in June, between 13th and 18th.

What to expect from this June’s festival? Expect very visible events happening in front of the Timisoara National Theatre: complex artistic performances that combine elements of theatre, circus, music and entertaining visual effects. Here’s an overview of the events:

 

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th, starting 10 PM, you will be able to enjoy the play “Station” by Spanish company Voala, an “aerial ballet” company that will take dancing to the next level (quite literally).

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, starting 10 PM, Timisoara will reunite by Italian company eVenti Verticali, who have also delighted us last year during FEST-FDR. EVenti Verticali will perform their show Quadro on a vertical stage, over 25m high.

QUadro Pisa 2017 from eVenti Verticali on Vimeo.

 

On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th, also starting 10 PM, we will be entertained by Polish company Kto Theatre and their show “The Fragrance of Time”, a show that has been performed all over the world.

All the world’s a stage, let’s enjoy it together!

 

*Main article image via Teatrul National Timisoara

A young and tasty (but also alcoholic) festival coming soon! We are talking about Timisoara Craft Beer Festival 2019, which will take place between June 14th and 16th in Parcul Rozelor in Timisora (a.k.a. “the rose park”). What can you expect from the second edition of Timisoara Craft Beer Festival (TmCBF)? Craft beer, street food, good music and more…

 

Timisoara Craft Beer Festival turns 2 years old

Timisoara Craft Beer Festival 2019 is organised by Bibliotheka and Bereta TM, with the support of the local City Hall.

The first edition of Timisoara Craft Beer Festival took place last year. In a city that brews beer since the early 19th century, it was, of course, a success. With this in mind, this year’s edition also sounds very promising!

 

 

What to expect, in a nutshell:

Beer: But not just any beer. Craft beer. Expect to find (and taste) over 200 kinds of craft beer, produced by local and national craft beer producers.

Street Food: over 20 food trucks serving various dishes.

Live music: performed by great Romanian artists, like: Urma, Astro Generale, Melting Dice, Grave for Sale, Newgotti, DJ Angel etc.

 

Authentic craft beer to delight your tastebuds

Everybody enjoys a cold beer every once in a while. But craft beer is even better. TmCBF will bring together the tasty products of over 20 small breweries plus 2 Romanian cider producers. All local, all authentic, all tasty.

The list of craft beers that will be attending the festival includes local brands like Bereta and Terapia, together with Ground Zero, Hop Hooligans, Zăganu and Sikaru – from Bucharest, Hophead and Bere a la Cluj from Cluj-Napoca, and Nemțeana (from Piatra Neamț). “Young” additions to this list of participants include Double Drop Crew and Berărescu (from Timișoara), but also Bere cu Miere (from Sibiu).

 

Beer for the soul, food for the stomach

In case you get hungry from all this beer tasting, don’t worry. There will be many kinds of street food to chose from – from Mexican food to Asian food, sweet desserts, burgers or vegetarian meals.

You will be able to enjoy all this food in a “lounge and chill” area. In case you still want to listen to some good music when you get home, you can buy yourself a new vinyl record, as our friends from Viniloteca will be there for you.

 

Live music to get the party started

The craft beer and the street food should be good enough reasons to attend. The music should be just the cherry on top (not on top of the beer, but of the dessert).

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For more information on Timisoara Craft Beer Festival head over to their official Facebook page here or to the dedicated event page.

Cheers!

 

A “pride” event is an event dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and its fight for rights and ending the stigma surrounding the community – hence, the the name of “pride”. Pride parades are probably the most notorious kind of events – annual celebrations in many countries, taboo in others. While Romania has a very short history of pride events, Timisoara is going to host its first big event dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community between June 3rd-7th 2019: PRIDE Week TM.

 

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Romanian Pride

The LGBTQ+ community does not have a history of being too visible in our country. Homosexuality was criminalised in Romanian in 1937, during the rule of Carol II and his authoritarian regime. The following episode in Romanian history, the communist regime, only made things worse.

Unfortunately, the communist regime has had echoes on many aspects of Romanian life for many years to come, including on how the LGBTQ+ community is seen. Homosexuality has finally been decriminalised in Romania in the 90s and since then, the community has been making small steps in being acknowledged and gaining equal rights. Pride events have been organised in big Romanian cities to bring awareness and spark some conversations on LGBTQ+ rights.

Timisoara PRIDE Week 2019

The first week of June will be marked by the first PRIDE Week in Timişoara, which aims to be a week dedicated to queer culture, a celebration of inclusion and art – theatre, music, conferences, etc. PRIDE Week TM is organised by Identity.Education, a partner of the “Timisoara 2021” program. 

PRIDE TM will not include a pride parade – which is something many would expect from such an event. It will, however, include several events spread out across the week, bringing together members of the local and regional LGBTQ+ community, friends and allies: 

  • Monday, 3rd of June, from 7pm, in the city centre (Opera House building): ”Personal views” – art exhibitions with works done by the local creative community for PRIDE TM
  • Tuesday, 4th of June, from 7pm, at Casa Artelor: ”Legal views” – a conference in partnership with MozaiQ about LGBTQI+ rights
  • Wednesday, 5th of June: from 6pm Hecate book launch at Cărtureşti Mercy and from 7:30pm an info bio show „At the Insitute of Change” produced by CNDB at the German Theatre
  • Thursday, 6th of June, from 7pm, at Ambasada: ”Storytelling as an element of change” conference in partnership with Decat O Revista and Accept
  • Friday, 7th of June, from 8pm, at Ambasada: the performative concert ”Songs & Ballads from Gay Herstory” by #FLUID, music by Armies and open wine bar.

Additional events will be organised by the local group eQuiVox – more details, here. Anyone who is interested and wants to know more about this community is welcome to the events.  Through the events organised, PRIDE Week TM has one message: “we are all part of a larger diverse community of Timisoara”. 

For more details about PRIDE Week TM and all the activities, check out the official Facebook event, here.

 

One of the “hottest” projects in Timisoara is around the corner! We are of course talking about Heritage of Timisoara – in short, HoT. The first event in 2019 takes place on May 11th and we are here to tell you why you should attend.

What is Heritage of Timisoara?

Heritage of Timisoara is a project developed by local NGO “Prin Banat”, with the purpose of promoting the patrimony (material and immaterial) of our city. The project involves gathering information on people and places, as well as making them available to a wide audience.
The first edition of Heritage of Timisoara took place two years ago and challenged us to discover the oldest neighborhood of Timisoara, Fabric. Last year’s edition covered the neighbourhood of Iosefin – and we’ve written about the event, here.

 

 

HoT 2019: Elisabetin and its parks

This year’s edition is focused on the “youngest” of the historical districts in our city: Elisabetin – a neighbourhood with rich vegetation and spectacular Sezession-style buildings.
This year’s concept is a bit different than in previous years as the project will be revolving around the neighbourhood’s many beautiful parks. We can imagine that the team behind HoT has spent a lot of time charting buildings and interviewing residents and now it’s time for us to enjoy the results of their work, in a series of events.
Here is a list of all HoT events you can attend:

  • HoT: Parks /1 – Piața Plevnei (Parcul Gheorghe Doja) – May 11th. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /2 – Piața Bisericii – May 25th. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /3 – Piața Vasile Adamachi – June 8th. Event link here.
  • Hot: Parks /4 – Piața Crucii – June 22nd. Event link here.
  • HoT: Parks /5 – Parcul Carmen Sylva – July 6th Event link here.

 

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Why attend HoT: Parks?

This is a beautiful project that will help you see the city in a new light. The city has a rich history, but we don’t often take the time to uncover all the stories and mysteries that happened here before our times.
The team at HoT suggest we take the time to do so, by inviting us to:

  • public picnics – discover the city, while making friends
  • guided tours – find our more about the places and people of Elisabetin
  • various other activities, for both adults and children.

And did we mention the cool postcards?! For the first editions, HoT has worked with local artists to create original postcards involving trademarks of the city. Participants could choose a postcard and mail it for free, thus helping promote our material patrimony. (Plus, the feeling of receiving a hand-written postcard is very nice!)

All of the work behind Heritage of Timisoara can be found on the project website. Even if for some reason you can’t attend the events, you can uncover some of this work here.

 

See you in the park(s)!

Winter is over, the trees are blooming, birds are chirping and we are getting ready for a new season of outdoor events. And what better outdoor event that a music festival?! Introducing JazzTM 2019.

One of the best music festivals in Timisoara

In case you are not very familiar with Timisoara, you should know that JazzTM is one of the best music festivals in our area. We’ve covered the festival on our blog last year and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to share more details this year too.

JazzTM 2019: When and where?

The 6th edition of JazzTM will take place during 5th-7th July 2019, mainly in the “heart” of Timisoara, Victory Square. The event is organised by our city hall with the help of a local organisation.

While the main stage will be located in Victory Square, there will be concerts at other stages in the city or within partner locations: Dimitrie Cantemir Street, Victor Vlad Delamarina Street, The Street Without a Name (Strada Fără Nume), Aethernativ, Café Klapka andGarage Café.

It is one of the biggest free events in Timisoara and it gathers huge crowds in the city center every year. The festival’s mission is to bring high-quality music to the locals and tourists of Timisoara. It is a free festival so that everyone, regardless of wealth and interests, can enjoy the music.

 

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JazzTM 2019: the lineup

But now let’s get down to why you’re reading this article: the artists and the schedule. Here is the full festival schedule:

Friday 5.07
Piața Victoriei (Victory Square)
20:00 FrankieZ eXperiment & Tereza Catarov
21:00 Aron Ottignon
22:30 Laura Mvula

Nocturnal Jams
00:00 Beats Remedy (Aether)
00:00 Gybravarisil (Klapka)

Saturday 6.07
Strada Fără Nume / Spoken Word
10:30 Tongue FU feat. Anthony Joseph, Zena Edwards & Rebecca Tantony feat. Pumn de Tarana

Junior Jams / Garage Café
14:00 Twisted Blue

Strada D. Cantemir / Voices Stage
17:00 Dov Meraki
18:30 Zara McFarlane

Strada V.V Delamarina / Crossover Stage
17:00 Beats Remedy
18:30 Moses Boyd Exodus

Piața Victoriei (Victory Square)
20:00 Dumitrio
21:00 Ishamel Ensemble
22:30 Jazzmeia Horn

Nocturnal Jams
00:00 Zimbru (Aether)
00:00 Binker & Moses (Klapka)

Sunday 7.07

Strada Fără Nume / Spoken Word
10:30 Tongue FU feat. Anthony Joseph, Zena Edwards & Rebecca Tantony feat. Tudor Ciubotari

Junior Jams / Garage Café
14:00 Twisted Blue

Strada D. Cantemir / Voices Stage
17:00 Groove Garden
18:30 Ala.Ni

Strada V.V Delamarina / Crossover Stage
17:00 Zimbru
18:30 Barabas Lorinc Quartet

Piața Victoriei (Victory Square)
20:00 Ineffable
21:00 Yussef Dayes
22:30 Tank & the Bangas

 

And here are some of the artists you will meet at JazzTM 2019: 

Tank and The Bangas

Rooted in New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are influenced by different musical traditions. The group, made up of the five musicians, has a rare talent for combining different genres – jazz, soul, hip hop and R & B – into a stunning, cohesive “whole” that evokes the music of New Orleans while retaining an own personality.

 

 

Zara McFarlane

Zara McFarlane is considered one of the most talented jazz singer-songwriters in the UK. Her previous albums have earned many prizes. Zara’s music has diverse influences – from the spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae.

 

 

Aron Ottignon

Born in New Zealand, Aron Ottignon has been named as one of the best jazz pianists in the Northern Hemisphere before the age of sixteen. He now lives in Europe, where he plays both with his band and in collaboration with big names.

 

Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn has won the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition (2015) and Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (2013). She has been compared with Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. Jazzmeia grew up on gospel music played by her grandmother.

 

 

Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula is a British singer-songwriter who formed her first jazz/neo-soul group in 2008. She has won 22 nominations (including 2 Mercury Prizes, 7 MOBO Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards) and has had collaborations with artists such as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter, David Byrne, Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum, Tinie Tempah, Robert Glasper, Metropole Orkest, Jacob Collier and Tom Jones.

 

Yussef Dayes

Yussef Dayes has gained notoriety together with his brothers Ahmad and Kareem, as the United Vibrations jazz group. Yussef’s collaborations with the bands Youssef Kamaal and United Vibrations have helped shape a whole new generation of young jazz listeners.

 

Moses Boyd Exodus

Born in southern London, Boyd started playing drums at the age of 13, inspired by the music of artists like Miles Davis and Dizzee Rascal. He is now a 21st-century jazz-stage celebrity.

 

 

Barabás Lőrinc Quartet

Barabás Lőrinc Quartet has released two albums since their debut in 2015 (“Beardance” 2016 and “Other Than Unusual” 2018). Their music is a mix of jazz and instrumental pop music, with influences from world music and electronic music.

 

This line-up is completed by: Zimbru, Tongue Fu, Ishmael Ensemble, Ineffable, Groove Garden,FrankieZ Experiment & Tereza Catarov, Dumitrio, Beats Remedy and Alan.ni. Read more about each of the artists on the event website, here.

The full festival schedule can also be found here.

 

See you soon and jazz on!

Our city has been struck by lightning(s). Starting Monday, March 18th, mysterious flashes of lightning have started striking various parts of the city. If you were confused about the sudden burst of lights in your neighborhood, worry not: it is all part of “The Lightning Project”, a project developed by BEGA as part of the Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021 project.

Here’s what we’ve managed to find out about the project so far…

 

The Lightning Project – What’s the deal?

While we usually cover events before they happen, this time the odds have not been in our favor. This project has been as spontaneous as lightning: the location of the event has only been announced 10 hours before the start of the event.

And that is not all! By “location of the event” we mean the neighborhood in which the show will take place. In order to find the exact location, you must search for the light – literally. A modern “treasure hunt” for the locals of Timisoara?! We certainly think so. While some have complained about the spontaneity of the event, you have to admit it’s a new and interesting concept.

The Lightning Project has been announced to take place between March 18th and March 22nd, starting 8 p.m. in 5 Timisoara neighborhoods.

 

Photo via BEGA.

The Lightning Project – The Artists

The show driven by lights and music has certainly drawn our attention. But who are the artists behind it?

Just like in the case of Lumen, the previous show organised by BEGA, the show is a co-production between Romanian and foreign artists. The “lightning” is yielded by the group

Lords of Lightning. The group is the outcome of a collaborative effort between the creator of Lightning for Hire in New Zealand and the creative genius behind Arcadia Spectacular in the UK.

The Romanian contribution to the show comes mainly from music group Armies. Armies is a trip-hop / ambient project started in September 2013 in our lovely city of Timișoara.

For “The Lightning Project”, Lords of Lightning have worked on the music composed by Armies. This show is a result of this collaboration.

 

Photo via BEGA.

When and where?

The show is performed twice each evening: the first show starts at 8 p.m. and the second one at approximately 9 p.m. So far, the show has been performed in:

  • The Student Campus (Complexul Studentesc)
  • The Soarelui Neighbourhood
  • this night’s representation will take place in the Freidorf neighborhood.

Where next?! Each of the events is announced around 10 a.m. on BEGA’s official Facebook page and in the dedicated Facebook event.

However, we have also spotted something electric in Liberty Square… And this has also been mentioned on BEGA’s Instagram page.

So, you can look for the hints yourself, while charging your phone. But does this mean there will be show in Liberty Square too? We don’t know yet, but we do have a few more days to find out….

Later Edit: On the fourth evening, the local neighbourhood of Bucovina was struck by lightning, while the last “The Lightning Project” show took place – as we well guessed – in Liberty Square. Looking forward to more intriguing events in our city!

 

What do you think about this project?! Have you been intrigued by it?

Linked Culture is one of the few (if not only) conferences in Romania dedicated to cultural marketing and management. The 2019 edition will take place on March 21st-22nd in Timisoara. The conference is dedicated to cultural managers and event organizers who wish to gain new perspectives on cultural marketing and management.

Why attend Linked Culture 2019?

Linked Culture is organized by one of the most renowned PR Agencies in Timisoara, PRbeta. The first edition of the conference took place in 2017.  Such an event was well-needed in Timisoara, a city with a very active cultural scene. With a strong background in organizing PR Conferences, PRbeta (the agency), decided to respond to this market need and launched Linked Culture.

This year’s conference will take place between March 21st-22nd at Incuboxx. The first day is dedicated to panel sessions, while the next day will host a series of workshops – giving those who want the expand their knowledge the chance to get some “hands-on” experience.

This year’s edition of Linked Culture gathers a series of speakers from a wide variety of fields of the cultural scene: Erwin Kessler (Director at the Museum of Recent Art Bucharest), Marius Chivu (Writer), Luiza Vasiliu (Journalist), Cristian Busuioc (Promoter/Artist Manager), Andrei Ruse (Writer/Cultural Promoter), Tudor Chiliman (Organizer Waha Festival) and more.

Linked Culture Timisoara 2018

 

Who should join Linked Culture 2019?

Linked Culture is mainly focused on individuals and companies who are involved in cultural actions. However, the event can be interesting for anyone working in marketing and/or event management. The “typical” participant ranges from event promoters to business owners, event organizers or just people who are new to this field and want to find out more.

Linked Culture Timisoara 2018

 

How much does attending Linked Culture cost?

Two-day pass: 189 lei

Day 1 pass: 139 lei

Day 2 pass: 69 lei

Students benefit from a 50% discount.

 

For more details about the event and tickets, visit the official Linked Culture website.

 

See you at the conference!

When visiting a new city, in order to have the best experience, many of you will also want to taste the nightlife. Timisoara’s nightlife is vibrant and has many party places to choose from. In this article, we will give you 5 recommendations on how to enjoy the nightlife in Timisoara.

D’arc

D’arc has been representative for nightlife in Timisoara for over a decade now. Located in Unirii Square, it’s one of the most popular places in the city to enjoy a good party. The prices are affordable and the music is just great. It’s also popular with foreigners and expats.

Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 23 PM – 5 AM

Darc' Timisoara Nightlife

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/club.darc.timisoara/

Reflektor Venue

The story of Reflektor Venue started in 2017 and the venue has since become one of the most popular concert venues in Timisoara. Reflektor hosts concerts and events several times a week and most weekends. Most of the events aren’t over before a great after party.  The sound system is one of the best in Timisoara, the prices are just right, and the staff is very friendly.

Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 23 PM – 5 AM

Reflektor Venue Timisoara Concerts

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/ReflektorVenue/

80s Pub

80s Pub is one of the pubs in Timisoara where people also come dancing on the weekend. Although it’s the only one from our list which is not located in the city center, it’s very relevant for nightlife in Timisoara. This pub is exactly what it sounds like: 80s music, with very danceable songs and great atmosphere. Because it is located near the students’ campus, you will most likely see expats and locals having fun together.


Open Hours: Monday  – Thursday 9 AM- 1:30vAM / Friday- Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 AM / Sunday 10 AM – 1:30 AM

Darc' Timisoara Party

Photo source: fb.com/PhotoBog

Taine

Club Taine has been around for some years now, and it’s very popular among locals. If you are into rock music and famous anthems, this place is for you.  On Wednesdays Taine hosts Folk Nights, so if you want to get a taste of traditional Romanian folk music, make sure to visit them.

Open Hours: Thursday-Saturday 17 PM – 6 AM
Sunday-Wednesday 17 PM – 3 AM

Taine Club Timisoara

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/clubtaine/

Escape Venue

Escape Venue is dedicated mainly to electronic and drum’n’base music lovers. Escape Venue has a passion for great 360 visuals and good sound; this made them one of the top electronic music venues in Timisoara. Events are organized almost every weekend and they involve DJs and bands from all around the world. For a full list of their events in Timisoara, visit their Facebook page.

Open Hours: Friday-Saturday 10 PM – 6 AM

Photo Source: https://www.facebook.com/escape.underground.hub/

December is here and everybody is getting ready to enjoy “the most wonderful time of the year”! While we’re all busy making plans for New Year’s Eve or planning Christmas shopping, we still have some time left to just go out and enjoy good music.

 

If you are a music lover, you probably love live concerts. And if you love live concerts, our friends from Reflektor Venue offer one of the best sounds in town. And they still have some plans for you this December: from rock legends to new-comers, you’re covered as far as attending good concerts is concerned.

Here’s what you can enjoy at Reflektor this December:

 

1st December: Celelalte Cuvinte Concert & Centennial Afterparty

Celelalte Cuvinte is one of the Romanian bands with the longest activity, having 35 years of quality rock music behind them. The band was formed back in 1977 in Oradea, while the band members were still in secondary school. After the three founding band members moved to Timisoara for studies, the band was expanded with two new band members. In 1981 the performed for the first time as “Celelalte Cuvinte”.

The concert will be followed by an after-party. It is called “Centennial” afterparty because our country is celebrating 100 years of being “big” Romania. Get your dancing shoes ready, because it will be that kind of a party: indie, rock n’ roll, hip & hoppy, metal, electronic, jazzy & poppy — you name it. Zoltan Varga will be the one helping out with the music.

 

 

3rd December: Shores of Null (black/gothic/doom metal ITA)

Reflektor Venue is known in town for hosting different kinds of concerts, pop-rock to black metal. And in Decembere they will be covering the latter gendre too.

Shores Of Null are a Rome-based metal band formed in 2013. Their music is a wistful-yet-powerful cascade of riffs, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time, trading off between gothic-doom vibes and blackened aggression, with epic melancholy-ridden vocal patterns.

 

 

5th December: Phoenix – Sinteza Rapsodia

Phoenix is one of the most famous Romanian bands ever. Every Romanian knows at least one of their songs. Though the band has taken “breaks” during their long career, they will be performing a new project at Reflektor this December.

The myth of the Phoenix celebrated 55 years in 2017. And Phoenix now returns to the audience with an innovatiove project: a synthesis of the Seasons and Rhapsody 1, emblematic for Romanian artist and legend George Enescu.


7th December: COMA, opening act: The Details

COMA is a Romanian alternative/rock/metal/hardcore band that is having fun in the Romanian rock scene since around the year 1999. The band formed around 1999, and so far they have released three albums “Somn” (2001), “Nerostitele” (2006) and “Coma Light” (2008).

Come will be introduced by opening act The Details, who’s passionate about reviving 60s music.

8th December: Altar

Altar is one of the oldest rock bands in Romania. Formed in 1991, it fast became a landmark for all the rock bands in Romania. They have performed at most of the festivals in Romania but also abroad. They are very political and they have a unique power in their songs.

15 dec Pinholes

Pinholes is the last planned concert for this year at Reflektor Venue. Pinholes is a  Romanian alternative rock band with influences that vary from post/art-rock to shoegaze and post-punk.

 

 

Wishing you all good music this December!

It’s almost that time of the year again! It is getting colder, the first snowflakes have dropped and we are all getting ready for the festive season! From our experience, the Timisoara Christmas Market 2018 is going to be our city’s main tourist attraction for the following month, so if you are in town this December (or early January) read on…

 

The 11th edition of the Timisoara Christmas Market

Even though Timisoara’s Christmas market may not be as popular as that of near-by capitals (Budapest, Vienna), we do have a tradition of organizing a Christmas Market each year and the year 2018 will mark the 11th edition of the local Christmas market.

 

Timisoara Christmas Market 2018: when and where?

This year’s Christmas Market will be open starting with December 1st and until January 10th. The market can be visited daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., but each merchant is allowed to alter their opening hours.

The location is, as in previous years, the main square in Timisoara, Victory Square. The area in front of the Opera House will be dedicated to shows (more on that later), while the walkways from the Opera House to the Cathedral will be hosting various “huts” with potential Christmas gifts.

On the right-hand side (when facing the Opera House), there will be a dedicated area for food and drinks: traditional Romanian food (sausages, cheese, but also pastries), local wine and beer – you’ll find it all here.

Unlike in previous years, the Christmas Market will be extended all the way to Liberty Square this year. Here you will find local artisans and handmade artists. You will be able to purchase presents directly from local producers, and you will also have the opportunity to take part in various workshops.

 

Timisoara Christmas Market: the events

And since it’s December and it’s the most wonderful year, we should celebrate, have fun and be entertained! Expect to hear music in Victory Square, almost every evening. The music varies from very popular pop music to blues and even folk music. All of the artists are Romanian.

You can find the full list the events below:

 

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Happy holiday season! Hope you enjoy Timisoara this winter!