Countrywide Events



Jesse Boykins III – This future-soul singer from Chicago brings his special amalgamation of nu urban sound and soul.
Starts: July 26, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €7. Tel: 0948/855-449,;

Jazz Birthday Party – Slovak musicians Oskar Rózsa, Martin Valihora and Eugen Vizváry will play on a boat on the Danube River, first with the RetroACT Experience project based on a groove/acid jazz/funk/soul mixture. Later, they will play their joint compositions in the party atmosphere of a birthday celebration. The evening continues before midnight with an Open Party in the U Dežmára music gallery.
Starts: July 27, 18:00; The Martin river boat on the Danube; U Dežmára gallery. Admission: €18. Tel: 02/5293-3321,

Chrámové koncerty / Church Concerts – Within the series of church concerts, the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra (US) will play in one of the oldest churches in Bratislava.
Starts: July 29, 19:30; Franciscan Church, Františkánske Square 1. Admission: free. More info:

Súkromné životy / Private Lives – This Slovak/German co-production (1990), by renowned director Dušan Hanák (who garnered several awards, mostly for short films, but also for feature films), about the fate of two step-sisters, will be screened with English subtitles.
Starts: July 25, 18:00; Lumiére film club, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 0917/105-882;

Bryan Adams – The world-famous Canadian singer will rock the Slovak capital.
Starts: July 28, 20:00; NTC Aegon Aréna, Príkopova 6. Admission: €49-€89. Tel: 0918/420-033;

Hudba na námestí / Music in the Square – The Požarevac Band from Serbia offer Balkan rhythms and flair.
Starts: July 29, 18:00; Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info:

Cvičenie pod stromami / Exercises under Trees – This summer initiative allows attendees to try various types of exercise, from yoga and tai-chi to zumba, in the Medická Záhrada park.
Starts: July 23, 24 (17:00 on Monday, 10:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday); Medická záhrada / Medical Garden, junction of Špitálska and 29 Augusta. Admission: free. More info (in Slovak):

Dni taliansko-slovenského priateľstva / Italian-Slovak Friendship Days - The international festival will last until September; and this first part includes two seminars (on Italian context of M. R. Štefánik and on Ancient Rome's touches in Slovakia), an exhibition in the Slovak Radio building, two benefit concerts of young Slovak and Italian opera singers (one of them taking place on July 27 at 19:00 in the Main Square) and a mass on July 29 at 12:00 in St Martin's Cathedral, celebrated by Apostolic nuncio in Slovakia, Monsignor Mario Giordana.
Starts: July 25-29, various venues. Admission: various. Tel: 0918/108-550;,!/events/494297600585807.

Kamil Varga - Kristove roky / Crucial Years + Max de Esteban - Elegies of Manu-mission – Two exhibitions in the Central European House of Photography present more abstract works by Varga, a Slovak, and portraits by de Esteban, a Spaniard.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Sep 2; Central European House of Photography / Stredoeurópsky dom fotografie, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €1. Tel: 02/5441-8214;

T.R.J.O.F. Tour 2012 – Slovak musicians T.R.J.O.F, Mirka Partlová, the Neosolium String Quartet and Tomáš Ducký are touring 30 Slovak castles and mansions with songs like Caruso, Con Te Partiro, Notre Dame, Romeo & Julia, Rodná zem and also pieces from the repertoire of Sting, Lara Fabian, and Andrea Bocelli.
Starts: July 27, 19:00; Trenčín Castle. Admission: €5.80-€38(VIP). Tel: 02/5293-3321,


Sliačske kultúrne leto / Sliač Cultural Summer – Within this project, violin master Peter Michalica gives a live concert with the participants of an international summer musical course.
Starts: July 23, 19:00; Palace cinema, Sliač spa. Admission: free. More info:

Banská Bystrica
Outbreak 8 Hip Hop Festival – Outbreak 8 is a world-format event, the finals of which take place outside the USA for the fist time in 9 years: in two venues in Banská Bystrica. Festival offers all four elements of hip-hop culture – MC-ing, DJ-ing, graffiti-writing and B-boying (breakdancing). Professionals from more than 50 countries will perform here.
Starts: July 27-29; Europa Shopping Center (Na Troskách 25) and Ministry of Fun (Na Troskách 25). Admission: €25-€35 (for both final evenings); €3-€4 (after-party at Ministry of Fun). More info:;

Banská Štiavnica
Rytiersky turnaj / Knights’ tournament – The historical company Bojník from Bojnice have organised a programme showing how duels between nobles used to look.
Starts: July 28, 10:00-15:00; Nový zámok / New Castle. Admission: €3.50-€5. Tel: 045/6911-543;

Jánošíkove dni / Jánošík’s Days – This international folklore festival celebrates its golden jubilee and in its 50th year offers not just Slovak musicians, dancers and ensembles, but also Polish and Czech ones, as well as exhibitions, documentaries, presentations, crafts displays, and more.
Starts: July 27-29; Terchová amphitheatre and venues in Žilina. Admission: €3 (one day) - €15 (all three days). More info:

Malý trh / Little Market – A place where you can buy truly fresh food, get your bike repaired, find some original items, discover local craftsmen, try Dutch wafers, drink good coffee, and more.
Starts: July 28, 9:00-19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: free. Tel: 041/5623-564;


LIVE MUSIC: Trachimbrod – The Swedish five-member post-rock band come to present their current album “A Collection of Hidden Sketches” and more of their music. They are supported by Rosa Parks.
Starts: July 27, 20:30; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €2. More info:

Starý Smokovec
Tatranský fotomaratón 2012 / 2012 Tatra Photo-Marathon – A competition for all photographers and lovers of the Tatras, who will be asked to express 8 themes in 8 hours, all connected with High Tatras. The three best works will be exhibited by the end of August 2012 in Starý Smokovec.
Starts: July 28, 9:30; Starý Smokovec. More info:

Solitude – A night recital for Baroque cello without basso continuo, organised on the 262nd anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach, put together from his works and the works of his contemporaries (Gabrielli, Galli, Dall’Abaco) and contemporary composers (Godár). The works are performed by young Slovak cellist Michal Sťahel.
Starts: July 28, 21:00; Kaplnka sv. Michala / St Michael’s Chapel, Hlavná. Admission: voluntary. More info:

This night tour of the mansion in Markušovce, near Spišská Nová Ves, is a non-traditional event, using candles and torches, and is enriched by a narrative inspired by unbelievable mysteries and legends.
Starts: July 28, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00; mansion in Markušovce. Admission: €2 (children) - €4 (adults). Tel: 053/4423-757 (Múzeum Spiša, Letná 50, Spišská Nová Ves); .

Kuriozity – An exhibition of technology curiosities and rarities presents the interesting world of illusions, fun and bizarre items borrowed form the Slovak Technical Museum in Košice.
Open: Mon 9:00-16:00, Tue-Fri 9:00-16:00, weekend 14:00-18:00 until July 30; Vihorlatské múzeum, Námestie Slobody 1. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 057/7752-240;

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