Countrywide Events


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Bratislava CONCERT:

A CONCERT by the world famous Jan Garbarek Group will take place in the legendary PKO building in Bratislava on March 2. Garbarek, a world-renown tenor saxophonist, has attracted a huge following with his compositions as well as his improvisations. He has joined forces with numerous musicians and in Bratislava will play with Rainer Brueninghaus, Yuri Daniel and Trilok Gurtu. The performances are certain to both involve the audience and captivate it. Admission: €25-€55. For more info, see


LIVE MUSIC: Art of Livin’ - Tetzepi. The phenomenal Dutch free-jazz orchestra will again, after its huge past success, return to Slovakia to a smaller venue this time.

Starts: March 7, 20:00. Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8 in advance, €10 at the door. Tel: 02/6383-6764;,,


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Hudba troch storočí. In the E-cycle of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislavans will hear Beethoven’s Coriolan, Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 Major as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 E-Minor.

Starts: March 5, 19:00. The historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: €7-€9.


OPERA/BALLET: 90th anniversary of the Slovak National Theatre. The SND will celebrate its anniversary with a series of classical pieces that will be performed over one week, featuring all Slovak and Czech compositions with the exception of Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. For some pieces there is a pass selling for €9, permitting attendance at all chosen performances.

Runs: March 2-7. On March 2 Mrštíks’ Mariša will be performed, Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and an original Slovak opera by E. Suchoň Krútňava (The Whirlpool) at 19:00. The historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square, as well as the new building, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/2047-2299, 02/2049-4290.


EXHIBITION: Dizajn písma NL/SK – The Slovak Centre of Design has prepared an international exhibition devoted to the modern trends in typography, design and the aesthetics of writing. A second part will introduce Slovak designers.

Open: Tue-Sat, 13:00-18:00, until March 14. SATELIT, Dobrovičova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292-0184., email


FILMS: Ciclos de Cine Hispano – Instituto Cervantes and the inlingua Nitra language school have prepared three cycles of Spanish films in original sound with English subtitles. Within the cycle Horor a Triler, Tesis by Alejandro Amenábar will be shown first.

Starts: March 4, 18:30. Old Theatre of Karol Spišák. Admission: free.


EXHIBITION: Insitné umenie z Kovačice a Padiny – the Western Slovak Museum shows works of living as well as deceased “naive” artists of ethnic Slovak origin from former Yugoslav regions.

Open: Tue-Fri, 8:00-17:00, Sat-Sun, 11:00-17:00, until March 5. Západoslovenské Múzeum, Múzejné námestie 3. Admission: €0.50-€1.25. Tel: 033/5512-913.




A VISITOR to the Považie Gallery in Žilina admires works of the Košice-born sculptor Ján Mathé who belongs among the key artists of modern Slovak sculpture after WWII. Ján Mathé - Searcher for the Good and Tributes to Ján Mathé works of current Slovak sculptors which supplement his work can both be viewed until March 21 Tue-Fri from 9:00 to 17:00 and on weekends from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission: €1. For more info, call 041/5622-415 or see


FOOTBALL: International “friendly” match Slovakia – Norway will open the season of international matches that await the Slovak team.

Starts: March 3, 17:00. MŠK štadión. Admission: €5-€50. Tel: 041/5626-955.,

Dolný Kubín

EXHIBITION: Andrej-Božena-Martin Augustínovci “Príbehy” – This joint exhibition of Božena Augustínová and her sons with a tale-telling name “Stories” represents three artistic versions of the same myth – the myth about a good quality art attracting viewers to the point of absorption.

Open: Tue-Sun, 10:00-17:00, until March 21. Župný dom. Hviezdoslavovo nám. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 043/5863-212;



IRISH DANCE: Swan Legend – Irish Dance. This show originating in Ireland under the leadership of Lisa Delaney Galal shows Irish tap in a dynamic way with a rounded-out plot and unique choreography.

Starts: March 6, 19:00. Steel Aréna, Nerudova 12. Admission: €15-€55.,


EXHIBITION: Bloudění mezi sprnem ’68 a listopadem ’89 – The name of the exhibition, “Sauntering between August ’68 and November ’89”, reveals the contents of the photographic exhibition – communist Czechoslovakia between two important points in its history. It was developed in cooperation with the Czech Centre in Košice.

Open: Mon-Fri, 8:00-18:30, Sat, 8:00-12:00. Poprad Library – Podtatranská knižnica. Admission: free.

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