Even though the weather is chilly, there are plenty of titillating sights and sounds this winter to keep you warm and cozy. Most of the things on this list will be indoor activities, as the weather is too cold to accommodate fun in the outdoors, and this year there has not been any snow either, so aside from the outdoor skating rinks, there is not much to do outside.
This interestingly named exhibit is the work of media mastermind KoPé, or Kovács Péter as he is regularly called. KoPé is a guy who likes photographs,like smontage, and loves to mess around with them. His exhibition, entitled Alternative Budapest, has basically one uniting theme; to ‘mess around with Budapest’ as the master himself put it. KoPé is a master of photoshop and of transposing photographs onto each other, and he takes well known themes like King Kong or Batman, or the first blimp, and brings them into classic pictures of Budapest. The result is fun and internationally digestible, and is about as easy as art gets; it is somewhere on the borderline between works of art and mass media. The exhibit will be open in WestEnd form January 13th until the 8th of February.
Is the cold getting you down? Are you sick of frozen puddles, grey skies and seeing your breath? Does the term ‘windchill factor’ fill your heart with dread? Then come to the tropicarium and forget all about that for a few blissful hours of tropical holiday for the whole family! This is Central Europe’s largest aquarium, with a separate area for birds of paradise, a saltwater aquarium that you can walk through, and a petting zoo atmosphere where you can feed, scratch and play with small monkeys, lemurs and tropical reptiles, too! Take a trip to the rainforest in the middle of winter, and get the break you’ve been waiting for, but remember; don’t feed the alligators!
The palace of wonders is exactly what ti sounds like; a large mansion that has been fitted to be the kids version of a giant physics experiment. Different scientific experiments are presented in large scale, and different aspects of the physical world are explore and imitated, resulting in a giant educational playground the likes of which has never been seen before. Located in the same mall in southern Buda as the Tropicarium, the two can be visited together for less with a joint ticket!
Museum + is a series of vents which tries to get a new generation of potential art goers into high art. They do this by having talks and interactive events tied together with walking through the gallery and viewing the pictures. These gallery viewings are not only stimulated with fine discussion, but fine gastronomic experiences as well; view some Caravaggio with a full bodied Italian red from the vinery bearing his name, and some delicious Prosciutto to boot. There are also workshops not just aimed at those of us who are gifted. One workshop aims to bring sighted and blind people together in a workshop where you have to work off of each other.1 2 3 4