Coming Events

New Pictures by Csudai

Crossing the border.Crossing the border. (Source: Courtesy GMB)

New Pictures by Csudai

This exhibition presents 17 new large-scale paintings by prominent Slovak painter Ivan Csudai, in which he crosses the border between the natural and supernatural worlds.

On display until April 13.

Bratislava City Gallery,

Pálffy Palace, Panská 19, Bratislava

Open daily except Mondays


Tel: (02)


Lord of the Dance

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, which has thrilled audiences around the world, is back in Slovakia with its Irish dance show. Due to intense local interest, the organisers added three more shows in Slovakia. After Bratislava, the dancers move to Košice (Steel Arena, May 12) and then return to the capital.

When: March 19, 20:00, May 14

Where: Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk1,890-Sk2190

Tel: (0905) 314-546

Enlivened Dances

A concert by Balkan musician Goran Bregovič and his Wedding and Funeral Band is part of this festival of dynamic dance and temperamental music. Other performers include the Czech band GipsyCZ and Slovak folk dance and music band Dragúni. Spectators can also look forward to the fiery dancers Todos locos del mundo and a dance fire show.

When: March 28, 18:00

Where: Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk10-Sk1,500

Tel: (02) 4341-3145

Bratislava City Marathon

The 3rd annual staging of this running event offers the choice of full 42 kilometer marathon, a half marathon, a relay, a course for in-line skaters, and a route for children.

When: March 28-30

Where: Bratislava, starting at Hviezdoslav Square,

Uriah Heep

The British rock band Uriah Heep returns to Slovakia after (only) five months. After delighting a Košice audience in October, this time the band - which along with Black Sabbath and Deep Purple set the course for rock music in the 1980s - will perform in Bratislava.

When: March 28, 20:00

Where: Arena Theatre,

Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk1,099-Sk1,999

Tel: (02) 6720-2557

Febiofest in Slovakia

As in previous years, the Febiofest film festival, after completing its tour of the Czech Republic, arrives in Slovakia. It will tour eight Slovak towns, bringing to film fans the best from this international film, television and video festival.

This year, Febiofest’s main section, New Czech and Slovak Film, offers six Czech and eight Slovak movies.

Czech film, for example, will be represented by the film Citizen Havel by Pavel Koutecký and Miroslav Jano.

The Slovak section will screen the film Music by Juraj Nvota, a tragicomedy about three musicians living in deep Communism. This film will open the festival.

The festival will also present Romanian films in the New Romanian Film section, including the acclaimed film 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungio.

This year, the festival focuses on the work of English director Alan Parker, Hungarian director István Szabó, and an actress with Slovak roots, Pola Negri.

The festival will also present documentary films as well as art films to be screened in film clubs.

When: March 31-April 30

For more about the festival,

dates and films, go to


Gogol Forces

The internationally acclaimed Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello plays in Slovakia within its Forces of Victory Tour 2008.

When: April 9, 20:00

Where: Arena Theatre,

Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk799-Sk1,299

Tel: (02) 6720-2557

Fire of Anatolia

This Turkish dance group arrives in Slovakia with a magical dance show based on the culture and history of Anatolia, mixing the modern, oriental and folk dances of this region.

When: April 11, 12, 19:30

Where: Sports Hall Pasienky,

Trnavská 29, Bratislava

When: April 13

Where: Steel Arena, Košice

Tickets: Sk590-Sk1,490

Dalibor Karvay and Golden Violin

Former child prodigy Dalibor Karvay has grown up into an excellent violin player. This time he performs with the Golden Violin orchestra.

When: April 20, 19:00

Where: House of Art, Košice

Tickets: Sk150-Sk500

Tel: (055) 625-8888


A monumental and spectacular performance of one of the most popular operas in the world, to be performed by a 155-member art ensemble.

When: April 24, 19:00

Where: Steel Arena, Košice

Tickets: Sk390-Sk1,190

Tel: (055) 625-8888

Days of French Film

This film festival takes place within the Days of French Culture in Košice.

When: March 25–28

starting daily at 19:19

Where: CINEFIL film club,

Dominikánske Square 8, Košice

Gipsy Kings

The flamenco-influenced Gipsy Kings band gives two concerts in Slovakia. At these concerts, the Slovak Gypsy Devils will also be heard.

When: April 25, 19:00

Where: Pasienky Sports Hall,

Trnavská cesta 29, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk890-Sk2,990

When: April 26, 19:00

Where: Cassosport, Košice

Tickets: Sk690, Sk790


This English band offers music that combines influences from trip hop, rock, rhythm and blues and pop. It is on tour to promote its latest album, Dive Deep.

When: April 26, 20:00

Where: Incheba Expo Arena,

Viedenská Cesta, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk590-Sk790

Zucchero back in Bratislava

Zucchero, an Italian singer named Adelmo Fornaciari who goes by a stage name that means sugar, is probably best known internationally for his hit song Senza una donna (Without a Woman). He returns after almost one year to sing in the capital on his spring European tour in support of his All The Best album.

When: May 7, 20:00

Where: Sibamac Arena (National Tennis Centre), Príkopova 6, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk999-Sk1,999

American Folk Dance Ensemble

The American Folk Dance Ensemble from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah performs with the band Mountain Strings. The Slovak folk ensemble Lúčnica also performs as a guest.

When: May 2, 19:00

Where: Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk250, Sk350

Andrea Bocelli

The world-renowned Italian tenor gives his only concert in Central Europe.

When: May 7, 19:30

Where: Steel Arena, Košice

Tickets: Sk1,790-Sk6,990

Tel: (055) 625-8888

Bobby McFerrin

The jazz-influenced acappella vocal performer and conductor Bobby McFerrin, who holds 10 Grammy awards, struts his stuff in Bratislava.

When: May 17, 20:00

Where: Sibamac Arena, National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk1,290-Sk1,990

Russian Cossack

The sensational Russian Cossack State Dance Company, a world-class company of 40 dancers, musicians and singers with a dynamic and breathtaking production, arrives in Slovakia on tour. It will both dazzle and delight audiences in four Slovak towns with the amazing feats of highly skilled, acrobatic Cossack dancers .

Date, Place of performance:

18.5. at 20:00 - Košice - Steel Arena (Sk390-Sk1,490)

19.5. at 20:00 - Prešov – Sports hall


20.5. at 20:00 - Žilina – Sports hall


25.5. at 20:00 - Bratislava – Sibamac Arena, National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6


Glenn Hughes

The world-known singer and composer returns to Slovakia for the third time. This time Hughes, who played with bands like Trapeze and Deep Purple, will introduce here his latest album.

When: May 23, 20:00

Where: Arena Theatre,

Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk799-Sk1,299

Tel: (02) 6720-2554

Asia – Reunion Tour

Musicians from the bands Yes, King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Hold The Ladder, Uriah Heep, U.K. and The Buggles formed this band in 1981. Last year its members got back together for a world tour with a playlist full of their biggest hits like Heat of the Moment or Only Time Will Tell.

When: May 31, 20:00

Where: Arena Theatre,

Viedenská cesta 10, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk1,299-Sk2,500

Tel: (02) 6720-2554

The Infamous Stringdusters and Meantime

A double concert by a top bluegrass US band, a sextet from Nashville, and the Slovak Meantime.

When: June 1, 18:00

Where: House of Culture, Zrkadlový Háj, Rovniankova 3, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk250-Sk350

Judas Priest

The first and only concert in Slovakia by this heavy metal legend in the original lineup featuring Rob Halford.

When: June 16, 18:00

Where: Incheba Open Air, Viedenská cesta, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk790-Sk990.

Lenny Kravitz

American singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Lenny Kravitz will play from his latest album It Is Time For A Love Revolution, combining classical rock riffs with soul, funk and jazz.

When: June 24

Where: Artmedia football stadium,

Petržalka, Bratislava

Carlos Santana

Guitar magician Carlos Santana will arrive in Slovakia to give his first concert in this country within his Live Your Light Tour. Santana will play his biggest hits including Black Magic Woman, Smooth and Maria Maria.

When: June 26, 20:00

Where: Inter sports stadium, Bratislava

Tickets: Sk1,399-Sk1,599

Status Quo

This English rock legend, which bassist Alan Lancaster and guitarist Franciso Rossi launched in 1962, plays in the Slovak capital on a tour to promote their latest album, In Search of the Fourth Chord.

When: July 1, 20:00

Where: Sibamac Arena, National tennis Centre, Príkopova 6, Bratislava

Tickets: from Sk999

Tel: (0903) 486-624

Getting tickets:

The main outlets in Bratislava for tickets for rock, pop and other concerts and shows in Slovakia as well as in neighboring countries are Dr Horák ( at Medená 19 (02 5443-5667) or Artfórum at Kozia 20 (02 5441-7232), (02 5293-3321, 02 5293-3323) with outlets in the Polus and Aupark shopping centers, or the Bratislava Information and Culture Center at Klobučnícka 2 (02 5935-6650).

He snapped street life in Paris, now he’s showing in Bratislava

Robert Doisneau, or A Picture of a Certain France, is an exhibition of a unique selection of 53 black-and-white photographs that the world famous French photographer took between 1945 and 1960. Doisneau, who along with Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered the most famous French photographer in the world, is known for his depictions of street life in Paris. Among his most popular photos is the Kiss by the Hotel de Ville.

The exhibition lasts until March 30.

The Central European House of Photography (SEDF), Prepoštská 4, Bratislava

Open daily except Mondays

13:00 to 18:00

Design and Handcraft from Finland

This exhibition presents the contemporary works of arists from the Finnish craft organisation Taito.

The display lasts until May 17.

Gallery of the Centre for Folk Art Production (ÚĽUV), Obchodná 64, Bratislava





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