Murtić100, May 25 – July 18
Marking the centenary of the birth of Edo Murtić, one of the most influential modernist painters in southeast Europe, the exhibition Murtić100, which will feature more than 200 Murtić’s paintings, takes place at Home of Croatian Artists (colloquially known as Meštrović Pavillion). Meštrović Pavillion is open for visitors every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Meštrović Pavillion (right) /Pixabay
European Short Story Festival, June 6 – June 11
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the European Short Story Festival (Croatian: Festival europske kratke priče – FEKP). To celebrate the occasion, this years’ festival will also have two additional locations – Hvar Town on Hvar and the town of Vis on Vis. Holding the important title of one of the first short story festivals in Europe, European Short Story Festival thus far hosted more than 70 writers from 15 European countries and served as an inspiration for International Short Story Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. This year, the Festival will connect with authors from the other side of the pond – the internationally recognized Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster. For more details, follow the Festival’s official Facebook Page.
ZagrebDox, June 13 – June 20
This year’s 17th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDox takes place at Zagreb Student Centre and Tuškanac Open Air Cinema. The programme is divided into 8 sections – State of Affairs, Controversial Dox, Masters of Dox, Teen Dox, Thriller Dox, and Love, along with two retrospective programmes – one dedicated to Croatian female documentary directors, the other to the Swiss theatre and film director Milo Rau. With 80 short and feature-length titles to choose from, ZagrebDox promises to give an overview of the finest works the documentary film world has to offer.
Grič Evenings, July 1 – July 15
Lovers of classical music are in for a treat! For a whole fortnight, starting July 1, just as the dusk begins to settle, Atrium of Klovićevi Dvori in Zagreb’s Upper Town will be filled with the sounds of music commemorating the 40th Grič Evenings. We are looking forward to the programme announcement.
Croatian National Theatre Summer Evenings, May 29 – July 3
The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb hosts an ‘open-air’ programme on the Republic of Croatia Square (Croatian: Trg Republike Hrvatske), right next to the Croatian National Theatre building.
The programme will open on May 29 with a concert to mark Statehood Day and Zagreb City Day, respectively. Visitors will get a chance to watch excerpts from some of the most famous operas such as Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, as well as the ballets The Swan’s Lake and Giselle, the choreography of the latter having been developed by the champion of the Paris Opera Ballet, José Carlos Martínez.
Croatian National Theatre/Pixabay
And there you have it – there are at least 5 reasons to extend your stay in Zagreb and discover its vibrant spirit!
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