Countrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of SND)


Bratislava SHOW:

THE SLOVAK National Theatre in Bratislava will feature a retrospective of world-renowned Slovak mime, tutor, lecturer, director and author Milan Sládek on March 14 in its historical building. The show will offer a ‘best of’ overview of Sládek’s 50 years of professional work from his first attempts at this genre, Slnečnica (Sunflower), through classical French pantomime (Pierot’s Loves) and parody (Chocho San), to biblical stories (Kain a Ábel, Herodes, and others). The performance is more than 2 hours long and costs between €8 and €10. For more info, call 02/2047-2111, or see


ECONOMICS LECTURE: Nobel Prize Lecture Series – The series this time brings Professor Robert A. Mundell, Nobel laureate and father of the idea of currency unions, to the Great Hall of the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA). The lecture is in English and will be interpreted into Slovak.

Starts: March 10, 14:00. EUB, Dolnozemská 1. Admission: free.


LIVE MUSIC: Gábor Presser – “Songs and Stories”. The well-known Hungarian musician who played in the cult rock bands Omega and Locomotiv GT comes with a more intimate programme where he plays the piano and sings.

Starts: March 14, 19:00. PKO, nábr. Arm.gen. L. Svobodu 9. Admission: €31. Tel: 02/5293- 1572;,


BENEFIT CONCERT: Slávnostný koncert ku Dňu výskumu rakoviny - The Festive Concert for the Day of Cancer Research will host, in addition to the winners of the Contest of Young Oncologists, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal (W.A. Mozart and B. Britten) and the vocal group Close Harmony Friends (rock, pop, jazz and gospel in a capella style). The revenues go to cancer research.

Starts: March 10, 19:00. Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: €6-€12., www.eventim, www.ticketportal.


EXHIBITION: Drawing as Thinking – The Galéria Medium at the Academy of Arts (VŠVU) brings an exhibition of A. Bartošová, M. Czinege, M. Gáberová, M. Laurinen, M. Pascoe Mikyšová, J. Mrvová, R. Sedlačík which presents the less-known works of these young graduates and post-graduate students.

Open: Tue, Thur 12:00-19:00, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00-17:00 until March 14. Hviezdosla–

vovo Square 18. Admission:free. Tel: 0903 736-473;


EXHIBITION: Měkkohlaví – This exhibition of the City Gallery (GMB) brings, with the help of City Gallery in Pilsen, the works of a group of Czech, Moravian and Silesian artists – and two Slovaks – founded in 1998 which was half-illegal during communism and active shortly before and after its fall.

Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until March 14. Pálffyho pa–lác, Panská 19. Admission: €3.50-€4.00 Tel: 02/5443-3627;


EXHIBITION: Náhlikova Senica – The Záhorie Educational Centre in Senica offers the results of the 50th year of its regional competition of amateur photographs.

Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-16:00, Záhorské osvetové stredisko, Vajanského 19. Admission: free.


Banská Bystrica

FOLKLORE: Zo zlatého fondu Juraja Kubánku – The famous professional folklore ensemble SĽUK performs an enthralling and comprehensive evening with dances and songs from all over the country.

Starts: March 10, 19:00. Estrádna sála PKO, budova ECC, Lazovná 19. Tel: 048/4125 887;,


EXHIBITION: Pome Žilina – At the Stanica Záriečie “cultural node”, Petra Herotová from Slovakia and Daniela Baráčková from the Czech Republic show their inter-media works focused on language patterns such as parole, catchword, and statement.

Open: Mon-Fri 12:00-20:00, until March 21. Admission:

free. Tel: 041/5005-064,


Spišská Nová Ves

VISITORS to the Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves can see a special programme called Dialógy by Adam Bujak and Pascal le Doaré: From the Abbey Escaladieu in Bigorre to Červený Kláštor (the Red Monastery) in Spiš. The program introduces the architecture and environment of two monasteries, one under the French Pyrenees mountains and the other in the Slovak Pieniny mountains. It also shows the influence of three religious orders – Cistercians (White Monks), Carthusians and Kamalduls and their lifestyles and activities. The atmosphere is captured in photographs by Adam Bujak. The exhibit is open Mon-Fri 8:00-16:30 and on weekends from 9:00 to 13:00 for €0.50 to €1 until April 27. For more info, call 053/4423-757, or see


DANCE THEATRE: Carmen – The Slovak Dance Theatre brings a new, innovative view of the classical story. Their version has become universal and modern though still respecting the original version of G. Bizet and R. Shchedrin. Ján Ďurovčík is the choreographer and director of this piece that premieres .

Starts: March 11, 19:00. Divadlo CASSIA, Masarykova 2. Admission: €11-€14. Tel: 0944 437-855;,


LIVE MUSIC: The Illusions Trio – These young jazz-funk-rock musicians, A. Karlik, M. Fedor and J. Cingeľ, play at the Christiania club and café.

Starts: March 13, 20:30. Hlavná 105. Admission: €2. Tel: 051/7722-907;

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