Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Countrywide Events

BRATISLAVA
WESTERN SLOVAKIA
CENTRAL SLOVAKIA
EASTERN SLOVAKIA

BRATISLAVA

LIVE MUSIC: Feed the Cat - This Slovak band performs a mixture of soul and funk.
Starts: Feb 5 at 19:00. Admission: free. Café Stena, Záhradnícka 93. Tel: 02/5557-2124.

LIVE MUSIC: Meeting - Czech flute player Jiří Stivín and Slovak Roma band Baločkári with Julo Šuka Bartoš perform in concert.
Starts: Feb 6 at 20:00. Tickets: Sk120-140. Dom kultúry Zrkadlový háj (Zrkadlový háj House of Culture), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

LIVE MUSIC: Bluesday Party - Ján Litecký Šveda and his Víťazný traktor band perform together with Boboš and The Frozen Dozen.
Starts: Feb 7 at 19:30. Tickets: Sk50. Dom kultúry Lúky (Lúky House of Culture), Vígľašská 1. Tel: 02/6382-3930.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Carnival Concert - Ján Babjak and Eva Šeniglová perform works by Strauss Jr., Lehár, Dusík, Nedbal, and Kálmán.
Starts: Feb 7 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk130-160. Koncertná sieň SF (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Medená 3. Tel: 02/5443-3351.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ars Antiqa Austria - Polish soprano Katarzyna Wiwer sings various baroque works.
Starts: Feb 8 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk70. Koncertná sieň Klarisky (Klarisky Concert Hall), Farská 4. Tel: 02/5443-2942.

EXHIBITION: Old Bratislava in the Eyes of Milan Dobeš - Oil paintings depict the capital in the 1950s.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until March 2. Admission: Sk40. Mirbachov palác (Mirbach Palace), Františkánske nám. 11. Tel: 02/5443-1556.

EXHIBITION: Selected Works - Paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Štefan Belohradský.
Open: Tue-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 until February 16. Admission: free. Galéria Slovenskej sporiteľne (Slovenská sporiteľňa Gallery), Zelená 2. Tel: 02/5443-1492.

EXHIBITION: Lucio Fontana - Display of works by an Italian-Argentinean artist known for his pierced canvases.
Open: Tue-Sun until April 30. Admission: Sk45. Múzeum Milana Dobeša (Milan Dobeš Museum), Zámočnícka 13. Tel: 02/5443-2305.

EXHIBITION: Meeting at the Western End - A display of graphic works by Slovak artists Dušan Grečner and Peter Kľúčik.
Open: Mon-Sun 8:00-17:00 until February 28. Admission: free. Westend Gallery, Lamačská cesta 3. Tel: 02/5478-9416.


WESTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert in the Gallery - Dana Šasinová on piano and Radoslav Šasina on double bass perform works by various composers.
Starts: Feb 9 at 18:00. Tickets: Sk90. Galéria M. A. Bazovského (M. A. Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7436-858.

EXHIBITION: Glass - Exhibition of artistic and commercial glass objects by Jaroslav Taraba.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until March 9. Admission: Sk20. Galéria M.A. Bazovského (M.A. Bazovský Gallery), Palackého 27, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7436-858.

EXHIBITION: TRANZart disLOCATED - Display of modern art by artists from Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Poland.
Open: Wed-Sun 14:00-18:00. Admission: free. At Home Gallery, Mliečňanská 5, Šamorín. Tel: 031/5627-989.


CENTRAL SLOVAKIA

DANCE: Trois - A modern dance performance about the man, woman, and child inside all of us.
Starts: Feb 5 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50-80. Štúdio tanca (Dance Studio), Nám. Slobody, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4145-154.

EXHIBITION: Rubber Stamp Art - Slovak artist Milan Sokol uses the technique of colour linocutting to create works inspired by pop art.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 2. Admission: Sk20. Oravská galéria (Orava Gallery), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 11, Dolný Kubín. Tel: 043/5863-212.

EXHIBITION: Textiles - Interior design objects by Gabriela Verešová.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00 until February 23. Admission: Sk20. Galéria Mikuláša Galandu (Mikuláš Galanda Gallery), Kolárova ulica, Turčianske Teplice. Tel: 043/4924-270.


EASTERN SLOVAKIA

CLASSICAL MUSIC: State Philharmonic - Alexander Besa on the viola performs compositions by Schubert, Hindermith, and Berlioz.
Starts: Feb 6 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk50-70. Dom umenia (House of the Arts), Moyzesova 66, Košice. 055/6220-763.

EXHIBITION: Homage to Cast Iron - A display of historical cast-iron products, such as ovens, decoration items, and chandeliers.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-17:00, Sat 9:00-14:00, Sun 12:00-17:00 until February 25. Admission: Sk10. Slovenské technické múzeum (Slovak Technical Museum), Hlavná 88, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-035.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).