Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

This Week


CLASSIC CONCERT: Slovak upright bassist Rastislav Šašina and his university students perform work by international composers.
Tickets: Sk50. Starts at 19:00. Zichyho palác, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/468-776.


EXHIBITION: Bethlehem 2001. Amatuer Slovak and Czech artists exhibit a diverse collection of nativity scenes.
Admission Sk10-40. Open Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00. Stará radnica (Old Town Hall), Primaciálne námestie 3. Tel: 02/5935-6258. Runs until January 6.


LIVE MUSIC: The Morov Zbor band, influenced by Dream Theater, opens for Slovak grunge band Appendix, which covers Faith no More.
Tickets: Sk40. Starts at 19:30. Čajovňa v podzemí (Tea house at the student's dormitory Bernolák), Bernolákova 1. Tel: 02/5249-7721.


BLUES CONCERT: Ján Litecký Šveda and Víťazný traktor. Litecký and his blues band perform.
Admission free. Starts at 21:00. Aligátor rock pub, Laurinská 7. Tel.: 02/5441-6811.


OPERA: Nabucco. One of the Giuseppe Verdi's most popular operas.
Tickets: Sk 50-180. Starts at 19:00. Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theater), Hviezdoslavovo námestie 1. Tel: 02/5443 3083.


DANCE PERFORMANCE: Sweet Girls' show. Majorettes from the Slovak band Dolce Ragacca twist their batons to the marching rhythm.
Tickets: Sk40. Starts at 17:00. Culture House Lúky, Víglašská 1. Tel.: 02/6382-3930.


EXHIBITION: Winter 1 and 2. More than 100 drawings by Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Austrian cartoonists.
Admission Sk10-20. Open daily except Mon 9:00-17:00. Cafe restaurant in Slovenské národné múzeum (Slovak National Museum), Vajanského nábrežie 2. Tel: 02/5934-9141. Runs until January 18

Top stories

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.