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(Source: Courtesy of the Central-European House of Photography)


Bratislava EXHIBITION:

THE CENTRAL-European House of Photography in Bratislava exhibits the photographs of Martin Martinček, who rose to fame thanks to his detailed pictures (up to the size of macro-photographs) of nature’s phenomena and elements. The exhibition Lights in Waves – Svetlá vo vlnách shows until April 11 (for admission fee €1) his pictures from the years 1963-65. For more info, call 02/5441-8214, or see


BALLET: A. Glazunov’s Raymonda and P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Serenade – The Slovak National Theatre extracted the most interesting pieces from both these classical ballets, choreographed by J. Chang (Raymonda) and G. Balanchine (Serenade), and performs them in the beautiful setting of the SND’s historical building.

Starts: March 31, 19:00. Historical building, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: €6-€12. Tel: 02/2047-4290;


MOVIE: Cartoons and Youth Films Cycle – The Aula Cervantes, promoting Spanish culture, shows series of films in Spanish language with English subtitles, and on March 30 it screens the La lengua de las mariposas.

Starts: March 30, 18:00, Aula Cervantes, Konventná 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5463-0625;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Veľkonočný koncert - In the historical building of the National Theatre, the Slovak Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic Choir conducted by Petr Vronský give an Easter Concert featuring Takashi Yamamoto on piano and performing works by P.I. Tchaikovsky, J. Brahms and I. Stravinsky.

Starts: April 1, 19:00. Historical SND, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: €9-€11. Tel: 02/2047-5233;,


EXHIBITION: Galandovci – Artists around Mikuláš Galanda (Kompánek, Laluha, Paštéka, Tóth and others) were allowed to exhibit, especially as a group, only in the 1950’s and for some time in the 1960’s. Though very progressive and interesting, they were accused of bourgeois decadence and prohibited. They appear in such a composition only after several decades.

Open: Tue-Sun 11-18 until April 14. City Gallery Mirbachov palác, Františkánske nám. 11. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/5443-1556-8;


EASTER FOR CHILDREN: C & M Language school, Piešťany spa, the town of Piešťany and patisserie Monsalvy organised the Easter Egg Hunt, with the help of the Easter bunny; starting at the terrace of the Balnea Hotel’s café. This originally German habit, not typical for Slovakia, is meant for children under nine.

Starts: Easter Sunday, April 4, 14:00. Admission free. Info:,


EASTER AT THE MUSEUM: The Bojnice Castle Museum has prepared some surprises and programmes to lure visitors also during Easter holidays. Every visitor with a decorated Easter egg gets a price reduction.

Open: April 1-2 10-15, April 3-5 10-16. Bojnice Castle. Admission: €0.70-€5.70. Tel: 046/5430-634;,



EASTER MARKET: The SNP Square will host a traditional Easter market from March 31 to April 1, with the local country band Pacipacifik playing from 16:00 on April 1.

Open: March 31, April 1. SNP Square. Admission: free.

Banská Bystrica

CLASSICAL MUSIC: PATER NOSTER – The Choir of the State Opera will perform an Easter concert consisting of works of various composers from Romanticism up to now – variations of the Lord’s Prayers (Our Father) in Latin, Aramaic, Old Slavonic, Slovak, Italian, French and Czech languages.

Starts: March 30, 19:00. Štátna opera, Národná 11. Admission: €5. Tel: 048/4155-715.


Starý Smokovec

EXHIBITION: Variácie krajiny Spiša – The Vila Flóra branch of the Tatra Gallery hosts an exhibition of Štefan Jakubec’s works, showing the eastern-Slovak Spiš region in its manifold forms and aspects.

Open: Tue-Sat 10-16 until April 30. Vila Flóra, St. Smokovec, High Tatra. Admission: €1-€1.50. Info:



THE OPERA house in Košice will host the Krakow Opera on March 31, performing Giuseppe Verdi’s famous work Rigoletto, with Polish artists lead by Aurelio Canonici and directed by Henryk Baranowski. This evening at the Štátna opera Košice will surely be an exceptional experience for opera fans and - connoisseurs. The tickets cost from €3.50 to €13. For more info, call 055/2452-269; or visit


LIVE MUSIC: The Romanian pop band MORANDI (Marius Andrei, Stefan Ropcea) which grew popular thanks to the hit Beijo in 2005 comes to Slovakia to present its hot new album that was released in February. The concert will also bring the Czech duo Verona with Markéta Jáklová and a disco until the early morning hours.

Starts: April 3, 19:30. Cassosport Hall. Admission: €9.90.

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