Countrywide Events


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Bratislava CONCERT: WORLD famous guitar player and composer Pat Metheny, winner of many Grammy awards, will present his jazz mastery accompanied by his “one-man band” Orchestrion at Bratislava’s Expo Incheba venue on February 26. Tickets cost €42-€65 and can be purchased at or at


LIVE MUSIC: A Cappella Concert – Fragile. The vocal interpretation of famous rock, pop and jazz hits in interesting a cappella arrangements will include eight vocals unaccompanied by musical instruments.

Starts: February 22, 19:00, The Divadlo v podpalubí ship at Tyršovo nábrežie, Bratislava. Admission: €9.,


EXHIBITION/FOLKLORE: The past and the future of Slovak embroidery – An exhibition in the private Galéria X displays the fine art and craft of Ina Pašteková-Budovská for the first time as well as embroidery on skirts from different parts of Slovakia.

Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:00 until February 27. Admission: free. Galéria X, Zámočnícka 5.


DANCE: Sen noci orientálnej – The Oriental Night’s Dream is an annual presentation of oriental belly dancers, oriental music, oriental disco, and other attractions at the Culture Centre in Vajnorská. This year’s event features a foreign performer, Bri Hurley, along with numerous Slovak performers.

Starts: February 26, 19:00. Admission: €12. SK BNM. Tel: 02/4437-3771.,


EXHIBITION: Viktor Malinovský – Karikatúry. Arranged by the artist’s son, the exhibition provides an overview of the caricatures of the famous Bratislava artist.

Open: Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00 until February 27. Admission: free. Galéria architektúry SaS, Balassov palác, Panská 15. Tel: 02/5443-1078;


LIVE MUSIC: Desmod – The popular Slovak group often heard on radio and winner of several musical awards can be enjoyed live at the Planet Club in Trnava.

Starts: February 27, 21:00. Admission: €10. Planeta Clob, Halenárska 20. Tel: 0918/651-734.


EXHIBITION:IN THE Small AKCENT Gallery in Nitra, the public can view an exhibition called “Man in Perils" (Človek v ohrození) prepared by renowned Slovak set designer, scenographer and artist Fero Lipták. The gallery hosts two dozen bright and often funny pictures from his recent creation. The gallery is open every day from 10:00 to 19:30 until March 10. Admission is free and his works of art are also for sale. For more info, call 0376/517-604. Photo: Pírsink,

Banská Bystrica

EXHIBITION: Grafika symbolistov – Graphics of the Symbolists is an exhibition organised with the Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic offering works by world-famous Czech artists such as M. Švabinský, J. Zrzavý, J. Váchal and others.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until February 28. Admission: €1.33. Stredoslovenská galéria, Dolná 8. Tel: 048/470-1615;

Banská Bystrica

OPERA: Simon Boccanegra – The famous opera by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Igor Bulla and directed by Laco Adamik, will be performed in Italian with Slovak subtitles.

Starts: February 25, 18:30. Admission: €6. Štátna opera, Národná 11. Tel: 048/415-5715.



ICE HOCKEY: Aquacity ŠKP Poprad vs. K-Cero Nitra. The popular sport of ice hockey has a huge following across Slovakia, especially in some towns and cities, and Poprad undoubtedly belongs among them. Some duels this season have been extremely heated and this game is expected to continue in that tradition.

Starts: February 26, 17:00. Admission: €2.40. Aquacity Hockey Aréna, Štefánikova 6. Tel: 052/772-2141.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Poézia a dráma – This concert by Jerzy Swoboda and Pawel Kowalski from Poland will feature works by F. Chopin and S. Rachmaninov and is called Poetry and Drama to evoke the contrasting atmosphere of these two composers and musicians.

Starts: February 25, 19:00. Admission: €5-€7. Dom Umenia, Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/622-0763;,

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