Contrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of SODA Gallery)



THE BEST Off exhibition of works by Czech visual artist Jan Vytiska (author of the visual part of the Like She project) taking place in the SODA Gallery in Bratislava is full of fantasy, wild imagination and even provocation. A musical influence – namely that of punk, new wave and electro – can be traced in his works. His creations can be seen from Mondays to Fridays until October 29. For more information, please call 02/2075-8036 or go to


JAZZ MUSIC: Bratislavské jazzové dni / Bratislava Jazz Days is the oldest and perhaps the most famous jazz festival in Slovakia. This year, it offers Aga Zaryan (Poland), Richard Galliano Tangaria Quartet (France), Zap Mama (Belgium), The Fifth Season (Slovakia, Netherlands, UK), Lizz Wright (US), Christian Scott (US), Shakatak (UK), Lukács Miklós Quintet (Hungary), Orchestr Gustava Broma (Czech Republic) and a host of domestic musicians.

Starts: October 22-24, 19:00-00:00; PKO Culture and Leisure Park. Admission: €20 (one day); €50 (all three days); €75 (VIP ticket). Tel: 02/5293- 3323, 02/5443-5667;


FASHION CONTEST: Brillance Fashion Talent 2010 – The fourth year of this competition for young designers has resulted in 10 finalists being chosen, and this gala evening will choose the ultimate winners from among Slovak and Czech entrants.

Starts: October 21, 19:00; Aupark Shopping Mall. Admission: free. More info: www.bril-


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Krajiny pre Johanna Sebastiana Bacha / Countries for J.S. Bach is presented by an exhibition of paintings by Michal Hudák, until the end of October, and by accompanying concerts: this one introduces Elena Letňanová playing Bach, Chopin, Bázlik and Liszt.

Start: October 21, 19:00; Pálffy Palace in Zámocká Street. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 0918/ 882-011;0905/716-851; www.ecav. sk,


MODERN DANCE: Quadrans – The premiere of a new Elle Danse piece, showing new interactive media, choreographers and dancers, namely V. Benito Šoltýs, B. Nahálka, L. Vágnerová and P. Mašek.

Starts: October 21 and 22, 20:00; Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/ B. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 02/5541 0716;


HANDICRAFT EXHIBITION: Čipkárstvo v Chorvátsku / Lace-making in Croatia – This exhibition is listed as a non-material world cultural heritage item by UNESCO and is exhibited in cooperation with the Slovak Culture Ministry and the Croatian Embassy and Culture Ministry.

Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until October 29; courtyard of the Culture Ministry, SNP Square 33. Admission: free. More info:


EXHIBITION: Útek Jarmily Džuppovej a Mikuláša Podprockého / The Escape of J.D. and M.P. – This exhibition by a painter and a sculptor has several unifying elements: drawing as a means of expression and also as a way of viewing the world.

Open: Tue-Sat 14:00-18:00; Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5920-1605;

Červený Kameň Castle

EXHIBITION: Salón výtvar-níkov 2010 / Salon of Artists 2010 – The 14th year of this exhibition, held in the wine-press room at Červený Kameň, pre-sents a mosaic of the artistic life in the Small Carpathian region.

Open: Tue-Sun 14:30 (separate admission for €1), 9:00-17:00 during castle tours for €3-€6 until October 31. Tel: 033/ 6905-803;



THE OFFICIAL photographer of the famous "Divadelná Nitra" theatre festival, František Kolář, presents pictures from the years 2002-2007 in the Trafačka Photography Gallery in Nitra as part of the Days of European Cultural Heritage. The exhibition continues until October 21 in the renovated space of a former electrical substation. For more information, please call 0905/651-667, or visit


THEATRE FESTIVAL: Diva-delná jeseň 2010 / Autumn 2010 Theatre Festival brings to this town and surrounding municipalities several amateur, minority and professional theatres over the course of a month.

Starts: October 29 - November 21. Admission: €0-€2. Tel: 047/4512-703;

Banská Bystrica

PHILATELIC EXHIBITION: 75. výročie obnovenia filatelie / 75th Anniversary of the Renewal of Philately in Banská Bystrica shows part of the collections of local philatelic clubs' members.

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 until October 31; exhibition rooms of Slovak Post's Postal Museum. Admission: €0.83 Tel: 048/4146- 107;



BALLET: Carmen – The famous love story of a Gypsy beauty and her jealous hero, this time in the form of a modern ballet choreographed by O. Šoth to music by G. Bizet and R. Shchedrin, and Deep Forest.

Starts: October 18 (19:00) and 19 (10:00); State Theatre, Hlavná 58. Admission: €1.70-€2.40. Tel: 055/2452-269;


EXHIBITION: Milday - Michal Dubay – This exhibition comprises the lifelong work of an artist who was a versatile cultural personality of the region.

Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:30-18:30 until October 31; Šariš Gallery, Hlavná 51. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 051/7725-423; www.

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