Countrywide Events


(Source: SME)


DUODANUBE is a well-established international dog show that takes place in Bratislava this year on August 16-17 at the Racecourse in Petržalka-Ovsište. One hundred and eighty breeds and varieties of dogs, including rare ones like the Perro Dogo Mallorquín, Podenco Portugues, Porcelaine and the Arabian Hound will be on show, competing for various titles. Competitions take place between 9:30 and 14:30, and winners will be announced at 15:00. More information (also in English) can be found at

Bonobo – British musician, producer and DJ Simon Green, aka Bonobo, will play with his band and singer Szjerdene, after a planned concert in March was cancelled.
Starts: Aug 13, 19:00; Aegon Arena NTC, Príkopova 4. Admission: €25. Tel: 02/5293 -3321;

Spiel Klezmer! – Popular Bratislava-based Pressburger Klezmer Band plays traditional central-European Jewish music, klezmer, and will perform on a cruise of the Danube River.
Starts: Aug 11, 19:00; ship Martin, passenger harbour, pontoon No 52, platform 1. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/5293 -3321;

Bratislava/Zochova Chata
Shanti Loka – The first three-day festival of yoga in Bratislava brings Ayurvedic therapy and massage, aromatherapy (Monika Véghová), fitness (Ján Hubinský), feng-shui (Peter Filo), healing vibrations (Rami Shaafi, Ivana Shaafi), bio-impedance body analysis (Daniela Nitonová), MagnetSpace & Diacom analysis, spiritual numerology (Ing. Mgr. Peter Petránsky), Ayurvedic massage and palm reading (Líla Sukha deví dásí), spiritual music (Musica Medica, Boris Čellár, Richrad Rikkon, Maok, Kírtan, Ramivana and Brigit Szelidová), traditional Indian Bharana Natyam dance (Anurvida déví), dance therapy (Nina Jassingerová-AnandaDance) and many different yoga styles (Shyama, Andy Timková; healing Yoga, Natalia Shakhnazarova; Slow Flow Yoga, Adriana Pročková; Mixed Flow Yoga, Adriana Seidler; Vinyasa flow yoga, Miška Zimanová; creative yoga, Fredy Ayisi). Visitors can attend all three days of the festival, including accommodation and board, or just one.
Starts: Aug 15-17; Zochova Chata hut, Modra. Admission: €30 (one day) - €150 (whole festival). Tel: 02/5293-3321;

Gabo Jonáš Trio (Gabriel Jonáš on piano, Juraj Kalász on double bass, Jozef Doeme on drums) featuring vocalist Jana Dekánková will play jazz.
Starts: Aug 13, 19:00; Medická Záhrada / Medical garden, Špitálska Street. Admission: free. More info:

The series Zážitkové Pondelky / Events Mondays offers a rich cultural programme on days when most galleries and museums are closed, featuring trips on vintage buses (at 11:00 from Fajnorovo Nábrežie) to a lecture at Devín Castle, a walking tour around Old Town (in Slovak, German and English) at 14:00 (tourist centre in Klobučnícka 2), a guided cycling tour following the border of the Iron Curtain (17:00, starting in the Old Town), traditional arts and crafts presented by ÚĽUV (16:00, ÚĽUV shop in SNP Square) and modern art at the Nedbalka Gallery (Nedbalova 17).
Starts: every Monday (11:00; 14:00; 17:00; all day) until September 8 (15 in some cases). Admission: various. More info: /EN.

Pacora Trio – Within the Summer Evenings in the Bjornson Courtyard at the Reduta building, the chamber ensemble Pacora Trio (Stanislav Palúch, violin; Marcel Comendant, cimbalom; and Róbert Ragan, double bass) plays music combining classics, jazz and folklore.
Starts: Aug 16, 19:00; Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €6. Tel: 02 /2047-5233; www.

The new shopping concept wherein people try on pieces offered online before buying them will be called “issuing office of joy” in Bratislava and will open the designer door of the POP UP outlet of the biggest online store ZOOT.
Starts: Aug 13, 16:00; Šafárikovo Square. Admission: free. More info:,

Zbojníkova Modlitba / Bandit’s Prayer – Marián Plavec will play folklore on the fujara, the traditional Slovak pipe instrument.
Starts: Aug 14, 20:30; courtyard of the Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: €4. More info:

Schloss Hof, Lower Austria
Weekend events at Schloss Hof Palace include theatre performances, workshops for children and adults, history demonstrations and more.
Starts: Aug 15-17; Schloss Hof 1. Admission: €12.50-€17. More info:

Airwaves brand chewing gum is organising a special training with Yoga coach Viktória Nagyová and trainer Mariana Kočtuchová to teach correct breathing techniques, exercises and more.
Starts: Aug 16, 10:30; Petržalka embankment “Hrádza”. Admission: free. Booking in advance:; 0908/725-514.

Longital – Longital, featuring Shina (vocals, bass) and Dano Salontay (vocals, guitar) and virtual electronic band member Xi-Di-Nim (laptop, Lemur Jazz mutant, ambient sounds, loops and samples) explore the possibilities of progressive electronic music combined with traditional instruments.
Starts: Aug 14, 18:00; summer reading space U Červeného Raka, Michalská 26. Admission: free. More info:

SwinGang (Andrej Zahorec, Peter Hrbik, Jimmy Sitar, Mirec Nikulin) plays swing and jazz from the 1930s and 40s, and the Manouche style inspired by Django Reinhard and Stephane Grapelli.
Starts: Aug 13, 18:00; summer reading space U Červeného Raka, Michalská 26. Admission: free. More info:

D Blues Band – In cooperation with the Slovak Blues Society, the D Blues Band will perform live.
Starst: Aug 15, 18:00; summer reading space U Červeného Raka, Michalská 26. Admission: free. More info:

Marek Brincko – Svetelné Brány / Light Gates – This exhibition specialising in glass presents the light objects of this young Slovak artist.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Sep1; Gallery NOVA, Baštová 2. Admission: free. More info:

Hudba Modre / Music to Modra – The international art festival of jazz, blues and chamber music will kick off with a concert by Slovak legend Peter Lipa & Band, with a host of other musicians performing at different venues.
Starst: Aug 15-17, 20:00 on Aug 15; Elesko Wine Park and other venues. More info: MsÚ Modra, 033/6908 300;

rape – The multi-genre music festival offers headliners like Wilkinson, Bombay Bicycle Club, Klaxons, Flux Pavilion, Rangleklods, Palma Violets, the Editors, La Roux and Mike Levy, as well as Slovak musical acts Korben dallas, Le Payaco, Vec & Valihora + Škrupo, Martina Javor & band, BoyBand, Strapo and others.
Starts: Aug 15-16; Piešťany airport. Admission: €37.80 (one day) - €43.20. Tel: 02 /5293-3321;


Banská Bystrica
Vivat Vox Organi – The summer’s series of organ concerts brings František Beer, a student of religious music with Franz Danksagmüller at Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany).
Starts: Aug 14, 19:30; St Francis of Xavier Cathedral; Aug 17, 19:30; Church of the Birth of Our Lady, Radvaň. More info: www.

Banská Štiavnica
Cap á l’Est – The European Festival of Poetry, Theatre and Music started in 2002 and has since come to enhance the cultural summer offerings in Banská Štiavnica with its European flair, stressing Slovak-French relations with a focus this year on Spanish culture.
Starts: Aug 13-16; various sites in Banská Štiavnica. Tel: 0908/559-573; www.


NIKOLAJ Feďkovič, a Slovak painter based in Germany, returns to the Kežmarok U Anjela / At the Angel gallery (Starý Trh 53), with his exhibition of dreamy artwork inspired by 17th-century Dutch painting, Gothic panel paintings, the Leipzig school of magic realism and Russian artists of miniatures. The exhibition lasts until September 18 between 12:00 and 18:00 on Tuesdays to Fridays, and from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. More information can be found at

Adriana Kučerová & State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) – The Summer in the Park festival brings, among other genres, classical music, with famous Slovak soprano Kučerová singing with the ŠfK, conducted by Martin Leginus.
Starts: Aug 16, 19:00; Kasárne/KulturPark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €8. More info: www.letovparku.

Ofir Schwartz Trio – The music of Israeli jazz pianist, composer, arranger and producer Ofir Schwartz plays is inspired by jazz, rock and drum’n’bass. The event is accompanies the Mazal Tov! festival of Jewish culture in Košice and the Summer in the Park festival.
Starts: Aug 14, 19:30; Kasárne/KulturPark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. More info: www.letovparku.

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