Countrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of Nu Spirit Bar)


Bratislava CONCERT:

THE "FIRST Reggae Concert" at the Nu Spirit Club in Bratislava will host a famous band of this genre from Poland – Paprika Korps. The six-member group plays a mixture of reggae and dub, seasoned with electronics. In its 14 years of existence, the band has released 5 albums and gigged at many concerts. An after party is hosted by DJ Selecta Cif. The concert, supported by the Polish Cultural Institute, will be held on February 11 at 21:00; tickets cost €7. The club is in the basement at Šafárikovo námestie 7. For more info, see


EXHIBITION: Satyrykon – This exhibition shows caricatures from the festival of cartoons, humour, satire, caricatures and photo-jokes that was founded in 1977 in the Polish town of Legnica. Starting as a local festival, since 1985 it is considered an international event.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 12. Admission: free. Polish Institute, SNP Square 27. Tel: 02/5443-2013;


CONCERT/AID: Koncert pre Haiti – Popular Slovak musicians, singers and dancers such as Peter Cmorik, Miro Jaroš, Adam Ďurica, Zuzana Smatanová and Mária Čírová, and theatre group ATak perform at a Concert for Haiti to collect funds for the earthquake-stricken nation. The humanitarian event will be hosted by Adela Banášová and Sajfa with special guest, photographer Andrej Bán.

Starts: February 9, 20:00. Admission: €7. Univerz. pastoračné centrum sv. Jozefa Freinademetza, dormitory complex at Mlynská Dolina, Big Hall; Tel: 0905-406-679,; tickets also at


DANCE: projekt.svadba – The renewed premiere of the project by M. Ďurčeková and J. Luterán shows the issues and emotions related to the ceremony of the wedding.

Starts: February 13 and 14, 20:00. Admission: €4-6. Elledanse, Miletičova 17/B. Tel: 02/5541-0716,


FOLKLORE: Čo bolo, bolo – This performance is the Bratislava premiere of a reminiscence programme celebrating 45 years of the folklore group FS Železiar from Košice.

Starts: February 11, 19:00. Admission: €7. DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6383-6776,


LIVE MUSIC: Lucia Lužinská and All Time Jazz – The Slovak jazz diva appears together with Boris Čellár on guitar, František Báleš on piano, Peter Solárik on percussion and Štefan Bartuš on bass.

Starts: February 11, 19:00. Admission: €3-€4. Synagogue - Centre of Contemproray Art, Halenárska 2. Tickets will be available onsite from 18:00.


ASTRONOMY: Observatory in Partizánske – Visitors can enjoy the observatory and an interactive lecture as well as its virtual planetarium and sky observation with its main telescope.

Open: Wednesday, Friday and every first Saturday from dusk till 22:00. Admission: €0.33-€0.66. Tel: 038/749 71 08. Malé Bielice 177;



THE 19th year of Dogsled Racing and the 12th European Championship F.I.S.T.C.: Sprint – Pure-bred breeds is a spectacular event organised for the Valentine Day weekend at the Donovaly mountain pass attracting whole families. It lasts from February 11 to 14 and visitors can watch the animals and their mushers for €5 a day. It is co-organised by Donovaly ski resort, Donly ŠK and MalamutKlub. For more info, call 048/4199-942, 048/4199-806; or see, or

Banská Bystrica

OPERA: Sestra Angelika, Cigáni – Derniere of two smaller pieces by representatives of the Italian verismo style of opera G. Puccini (the former) and R. Leoncavallo (the latter) is performed in Italian with Slovak subtitles.

Starts: February 9, 18.30. Admission: €3-€6. The State Opera, Národná 11, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4154-544,


FOLKLORE FEAST: Fašiangy 2010 - The Shrove (or carnival) time means a time of fun, dance events and folk processions from Epiphany to Lent (40 days before Easter). In Zázrivá, you can experience a typical folk procession in the morning and a dance and carnival in the evening.

Starts: February 13, morning and 17:00. Admission: free. Kultúrny dom Zázrivá, Stred 149. Tel: 043/589 61 38.



EXHIBITION: Johannes Gutenberg, Founder of the Typographic Craft – This exhibition from the collections of the Slovak Technological Museum presents all kinds of typographical technology.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00 until March 3. Admission: €0.66-€1.99. Hlavná 86. Tel: 051/7598-220, 051/7734-708,

Spišská Nová Ves

LIVE MUSIC: Olympic – A concert by the legendary band of Czech melodic rock music that has been filling concert halls and festivals since 1963.

Starts: February 11, 19:00. Admission: €12. Športová hala STEZ, Za Hornádom 15. Tickets: MKC-Reduta, 053/4463-249, Kino Mier-053/4428-766, TIC-053/161-86, Tel: 053/4299-251;

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