Top Events in Sarajevo from October 11 to 17

During the week of October 11 to 17, Sarajevo will be offering various events, and we have selected some of the most interesting ones to attend.


On Thursday, visit the Brodac Gallery of Contemporary Art, where the exhibit, Disintegration, by Scottish photographer Jim Marshall will be on display. Brodac is housed in Beledija, a historical building that sits right next to Vijećnica. It first served as the seat of city government and was then turned into a courthouse and jail. After the Second World War came to an end, it was abandoned and later turned into an apartment building.

Another arts event will attract many visitors on Friday, October 12, at SKLOP Gallery on Radićeva St., with the opening of the group exhibition of works by the 2018 ZVONO Award finalists. The award goes to visual artists, and winners for this year’s edition include: Igor Bošnjak, Nikola Kekerović, Vesna Majstorović and Saša Tatić.

If you love ballet, that same evening you can attend a performance of Cinderella, as choreographed by Russian artist, Vasilij Medvedev at the National Theater; and you can enjoy ballads sung by Montenegrin pop singer, Sergej Ćetković, at the Bosnian Cultural Center (BKC).

As for the weekend, the Sports Auto-moto Association of BiH and the Auto 4x4 Club will be organizing the 12th Annual Rally Jahorina, so adrenaline lovers can follow this event in front of BBI Center (Saturday, October 13) and in front of the Zetra Olympic Complex (Sunday, October 14).

Also, on the same days (October 13 & 14), you can follow the 2018 Youth for International Swimming Competition Youth for Youth at Otoka Olympic Swimming Pool.

If you’re in the mood for some good comedy, we recommend the show by stand-up comedians Neša Bridžis and Srđan Jovanović, from Belgrade, at Coloseum Club.

That evening you will dance into the wee hours of the morning at Dom Mladih Amphitheater during the performance by French house DJ and producer, Sébastien Léger; and the Sarajevo group, Skroz, is preparing a terrific rock gig at Underground.

Laid-back Sunday (October 14) is the perfect day to go to Meeting Point, which will be marking European Art Cinema Day and the first day of the European Film Challenge in BiH. This is an opportunity to enjoy a free screening of the film, Never Leave Me, by our Oscar nominee, Aida Begić.

On Monday, October 15, be sure to attend the opening of the CERN exhibit, ART@CMS & Physics in CERN, at the Academy of Fine Arts, which will run until October 21. Scientists from the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) will be on hand to discuss items on display.

That same day, sports fans will have a chance to follow the UEFA League of Nations match at Grbavica Stadium, when Bosnia and Herzegovina and Northern Ireland test their strength.

The 11th Annual Children’s Theater Festival will be held from October 15 to 20 at the Center for Culture and Youth on Jelićeva Street. This manifestation, Come on World, Be a Kid, will bring kids tons of interesting plays from countries in the region.

If you love poetry, be sure to visit the Bosniak Institute on Tuesday, October 16, when the evening’s program will be dedicated to Czech poetry, with the participation of Petr Hruška, Yvetta Ellerova, Milorad Pejić, Adin Ljuca and Adisa Bašić.

On Wednesday, October 17, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a dear lady in your life, head on over to UNITIC, where the Women's Entrepreneur Fair will be held. This event will showcase creative handicrafts by small businesses from Sarajevo and East Sarajevo.

Round out your evening with a concert by the South Korean Indi pop band, Violet Tree, which will be performing at Jazzbina.


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