Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Events Countrywide

Prepared by Jana Liptáková


THE GO-IN Customer Information Centre Sony displays the winners of the amateur digital photography contest, Via Sony Eyes. Contrary to classic single-theme photo exhibitions, this one is colourful, varied, and with a surprising view of the world, via the "viewfinder" of a digital camera. Photographers competed in categories Via Children's Eyes, People, Nature and Country, and Digital Experiment. The Go-in Centre is at Mostová Street 2 (Carlton-Savoy building). The exhibition is open weekdays between 10:00 and 18:00 and on Saturdays between 10:00 and 14:00, until Christmas. Admission is free. For more information call 02/4342-2978.
photo: Sony Centre

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Contemporary Wednesdays - Gifted piano player Ivan Buffa performs works by contemporary classical music composers.
Starts: Oct 27 at 19:00. Admission: voluntary contribution. Univerzitné pastoračné centrum, (University Pastoration Centre - UPC), Staré Grunty 36. Tel: 02/6541-2236.

OPERA: Cirostratus - Gunagu threatre ensemble performs an opera set in a Boeing aeroplane.
Starts: Oct 27 at 19:30. Admission: Sk100, Sk150. Divadlo F 7 (F 7 Theatre), Františkánske námestie 7. Tel: 02/5443-3335.

SPORTS SHOW: Harlem Globetrotters - The world's favourite basketball players put on their usual spectacular show.
Starts: Oct 27 at 20:00. Admission: Sk390-Sk640. Športová hala Pasienky-Bratislava (Pasienky Sports Hall), Trnavská cesta 29. Tel: 02/4445-0034.
LIVE MUSIC: Žalman and Co - Czech folk-country music band comes to town.
Starts: Oct 28 at 19:00. Admission: Sk170. Kultúrne centrum (Culture Centre), Vajnorská 21. Tel: 02/4437-3771.

PERFORMANCE: Night of the Fighters - International martial arts stars meet the hardest fists in Slovakia.
Starts: Oct 30 at 19:00. Admission: Sk700-Sk15,000. National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6. Tel: 02/4920-9888.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musical Return to Austrian/Hungarian Monarchy - The Pressburg Ambassador Orchestra performs the best-known melodies from the king of waltz and polka, Johann Strauss.
Starts: Oct 28 at 19:30. Admission: Sk150. Kongresová hala (Congress Hall), Kúpeľný Ostrov, Piešťany. Tel: 033/7752-146.

EXHIBTION: Elisabeth Gevaert - The Belgian naive artist, currently living in Germany, exhibits works showing scenes from her everyday life.
Runs: 10:00-17:00 at weekends, and on request during the week, until November 14. Admission: Sk30. Gallery of Naive Art in Schaubmar's Mill, Pezinok. Tel: 033/6404-035.


TRANSPORTATION 2004 is a photo exhibition showing different types of transport in 41 countries. A jury selected 240 of the best and most interesting photos out of almost 2,000 pictures sent in by 507 photographers. The selected photos cover every form of transport. The contest attracted snappers from Vietnam, India, Iran, China and Slovakia. The exhibition is in the Považská galéria umenia (Museum of Art) at MR Štefánika 2, Žilina. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 and on weekends between 10:00 and 17:00 until November 21. Tickets cost Sk20 and Sk5. For more information call 041/5622-522.
photo: Považská galéria umenia

LIVE MUSIC: Laco Deczi and Celula New York - Prominent trumpet player and composer gives a concert.
Starts: Oct 27 at 19:00. Admission: Sk150 and Sk200. Urpín Cinema, Jána Cikkera 5, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4155-085.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Neosolium - French and Slovak musicians perform Missa Assumpta est Maria by Marc-Antioine Charpentier as part of the Autumn Festival of the Arts.
Starts: Oct 30 at 18:00. Admission: free. Evenjelický kostol, (Evangelical Church), Lazovná street. Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4320-115.

EXHIBITION: Eyes at the Height of the Hearth - A selection of 130 pictures and sculptures from Ivan Melicherčík's collection - the largest private collection of naive art in Slovakia.
Runs: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 until December 31. Admission: Sk25. The Ethnographical Muzeum, Malá hora 2. Martin. Tel: 043/4131-011.


LIVE MUSIC: Irish Evening - Bands Country Pohoda, Aisling An Diabal, Irish Rose, Roonah and Merlin perform folk-country and traditional Irish music and dances.
Starts: Oct 28 at 19:00. Admission Sk50. GES Culture Centre, L Novomeského 13, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-303.

EXHIBITION: Prešov, How We Do Not Know It - The exhibition presents almost 100 historical photos of Prešov, from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
Open: 9:00-22:00 until January 31. Admission: free. Átrium Pension, Floriánova 4, Prešov. Tel: 051/7582-195.

Prepared by Jana Liptáková

Top stories

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

What has remained here after Stoka, Propeller or Cvernovka? Photo

The book BA!! Places of Living Culture 1989-2016 brings authentic accounts about 38 independent cultural spots in Bratislava.

Blaho Uhlár, founder of the Stoka theatre, in front of the theatre in 2006.

Nu Dance festival changes date and the finale coincides with International Dance Day

The festival of contemporary dance has not just moved in time but also from the stage to the streets, encouraging public participation.

Renan Martins: Let Me Die in My Footsteps

(W)Rapping up two worlds in one music

The Fjúžn festival annually presents interesting musical projects from people who cross borders, literally or symbolically. This year, the headliner of the main festival concert on April 22 will be the French-Iraqi…

The Iraqi-French band Aiwa