What’s going on: Things to Do This March in Budapest

by Joe McCann and Virag Eszter Toth
A great month ahead. Photo: WB.

Here is your monthly Budapest Pulse guide for all the must-do events this March in our fine city. From stage to drinks, to sport & much, much more. Check it out.

ARTS

Square @ RS9 Színház – March 14th

Coming soon. Photo: Asterion.

Good live English theater is tough to find in Budapest but Asterion are striving to put that right. Square, a play about love, lust & friendship will premiere next week at RS9.

Get your tickets here.

Street art walking tour @Various – March 21st

Art attack. Photo: BP young team.

Take a walk through Budapest’s history in this great street art tour. The tour is free (please still tip your guide) & there will be beers & more to be had when the adventure is over.

Find all the details you need here

BladeRunner Double Bill @ Bem Mozi March 28th

“It’s too bad she won’t live but then again, who does?” Photo: TheBBunny.

The original, Blade Runner was released in 1982. I remember watching it at nine years old, Batty & Pris were utterly terrifying. To this day, Blade Runner is still one of my favourite movies. The film was a nightmarish vision of the future that thankfully did not come true. BR2049 is also a cracking wee watch. This double bill at Bem Mozi promises to be a wonderful experience, whether you dream of Electric Sheep or not.

Get your tickets here

NIGHTLIFE

St. Patrick’s Day Parade @ Erzsébet tér & Akvárium – March 22nd

Slàinte. Photo: Facebook.

A decade since the Irish first took to Budapest’s streets for their annual celebration, The Paddy’s Day Parade is always one of the cities biggest events of the year. March through the capital with your pals & then head to Akvárium for some brilliant Irish music. Not to be missed.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. CHECK HERE FOR MORE UPDATES.

Lithium Night @ A38 – March 27th

Night vibes. Photo: BritishMood.

The A38 is slowly roaring back to life this spring & where better to kick things off than at a BritishMood DJ show? Expect alternative, rock & metal tunes all night long.

The event info is here

LochNesz @Fészek Kulturális Központ – March 22nd

The Celts are here. Photo: Fuxy’s.

Lochnesz (think Dropkick Murphy’s meet the Pogues) will take the roof off at this Celtic Party to celebrate Ireland’s Patron Saint. A friend of mine & an honourary Scotsman, Istvan plays bagpipes in Lochnesz. Come celebrate the Celts. The excellent Crazy Rogues are the support act.

Info here

Budabeats Label Night @ Gólya – March 27th

The stork. Photo: Gólya Facebook.

Gólya were forced to move from their old home awhile ago. The new Gólya is very much like the old Gólya. If you are up for a great Hungarian bar/club & sensational music then check out the Budabeats DJ night. We will be there.

All the news you need is here.

English Quiz Night @House Bar – March 12th

The winner takes it all. Photo: House Bar.

Your home away from home, House Bar are now hosting a brilliant English quiz night. Come see for yourself & do not forget to enter your team.

Click here for all the details

BARFLY & BITES

Día Nacional del Tequila @ The Ritz-Carlton – March 21st

A thing of beauty. Photo: TheSinisa.

Oh tequila, it makes me happy. My great pal, Fernando Diaz (Mexico city has bred so many, but none quite like him) told me all about this event & I just had to include it. Hosted by The Mexican Embassy, come celebrate National Tequila Day in style. Get suited & booted, head in & line up some unforgettable shots. Lemon & salt is optional.

Check out the event

Budapest Blackfood Festival 2020 @Off Kultúrszövőgyàr – March 21st

Welcome to the dark side. Photo: Pintrest.

Ever curious to try out new things, Pulse love the idea of heading over to Budapest’s 2nd ever Blackfood Festival. You can try black sushi, black beer (from Hoptop brewery), a black locust cocktail (by Boutiq’Bar), black popcorn & much much more. This event sounds like a blast, give it a look.

Foodies click here

Vegan Cooking with Kristóf & Nimrod @TheWorkshop – March 12th

Cooking up a storm. Photo: Facebook.

A funny thing happened yesterday as we were out for a run, we actually bumped into Kristóf & Nimrod and they are super cool guys. I told them that Pulse was including this event in our March must-do list & here it is. These two chefs have revolutionized vegan cooking in Budapest & beyond. Go check out their spring break vegan workshop & you will be in for a treat. Cocktails, karaoke & vegan food, what more could anyone want?

All the details you need are here

Buxton Tap Takeover @Hopaholic – March 12th

Heaven on a barrel. Photo: Buxton Brewery Facebook.

The BPBW is not far away in the meantime, come on down for some amazing craft brews tomorrow night. Buxton Brewery are in town for a tap takeover that is not to be missed. Pulse recommends the Axe X IPA, this stuff is mindblowing.

Find out what else you can drink at the takeover here

LIVE COMEDY

Budapest Paddy’s Day Invasion @ Davy Byrne’s – March 15th

Funny times. Photo: Brian Gallagher Facebook.

Before The St.Patrick’s Day Parade, why not get yourself in the mood with some incredible Irish comedy? Davy Byrne’s will bring you magnificent live comedy from not one but two of Ireland’s finest comedians. Brian Gallagher & Joe Dowlin are going to have us all in stitches.

All the info you need is here

SPORT

Rangers v CELTIC @ Various – March 15th

When two tribes go to war. Photo: SNS.

If you are in the mood for some classic derby football action then look no further than Rangers v Celtic. Although the league is all but going home to Celtic Park, these games always produce fireworks. Blood. Thunder. History. This game will be broadcast live at all great ex-pat bars like Becketts, Davy Byrne’s & The Kale.

More details can be found on this link

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