Countrywide Events


(Source: K. Carrol, Courtesy of KZP)



THE LIVIN’ Blues 2011 Festival enters its 19th year on March 19 in the DK Lúky House of Culture at Vígľašská 1 in Bratislava. From 16:30, two stages host rhythm and blues bands and soloists S.R.O., Paľo Sojka, Grapefruit Death, Bluesraiders, Ava Kava & Erich ‘Boboš’ Procházka, Petra Bornerová Band, and Karen Carrol & Mississippi Grave Diggers. Tickets cost €9.50 (in advance) and €12 (on the door). For more information, please call 0910/407-930, or visit


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Koncert k roku F. Liszta, Petra Pogády – This concert to mark the Year of Franz Liszt will be performed by Petra Pogády, a Bratislava native who moved to Vienna as a child. She is an outstanding piano player who has been awarded several prizes and scholarships.

Starts: March 15, 18:00; Mozart Hall of the Austrian Embassy, Ventúrska 10. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5464- 1337;


ART OF MIME: Milan Sládek - Krížová cesta / Stations of the Cross – Master of the art of mime M. Sládek deals with the religious theme in a less traditional way, backed by organ music by Marcel Dupré.

Starts: March 17 and 18, 19:30 and March 19, 19:00; Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Tomášikova 8. Admission: €8-€12. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.


SCI-FI & FANTASY FESTIVAL: AnimeSHOW 2011 and Game EXPO 2011 – The Sci-fi & Fantasy Festival has been extended to three days for its fourth year (or third, in the case of Game EXPO), and brings anime, manga, Japanese culture and sci-fi & fantasy, as well as lectures, workshops, book presentations, screenings, art exhibitions and a new section, Popkultúra.

Starts: March 18-20; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €9.90 for one day, or €12.90-€14.90 for the whole festival. Tel: 0917/622-005;


EXHIBITION: Ľuba Sucha-lová-Harichová - Zrkadlenie / Mirror Image – This exhibition offers tapestries and other works by this renowned Slovak artist.

Open: Mon-Fri 13:00-18:00 until March 31; K-gallery, Ventúrska 8. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/635-761; www.


MOVIE FESTIVAL: Cycle of Hispanic Movies – The 2nd year of this cycle organised by Instituto Cervantes and Inlingua Nitra brings Spanish-speaking movies on each Thursday from March to May. In March the leitmotif is the Spanish Civil War, and the selection includes Un franco 14 pesetas (One franc and 14 pesetas) by Carlos Iglesias.

Starts: March 17, 18:30; Old Karol Spišiak Theatre, ul. 7 pešieho pluku. Admission: free. Tel: 037/6422-603; www.


EXHIBITION: František Draškovič - Sochy / Statues – An exhibition by this well-known Slovak sculptor from the Záhorie region, marking 100 years since his birth.

Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sat 9:00-13:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until March 20; Záhorie Gallery, Sadová 619/3, Senica. Tel: 034/6512-937; www.



THE U SEDIACEHO anjela / At the Sitting Angel Gallery, at Starý trh 53 in Kežmarok, introduces the artist Dirk Balke and his exhibition collection Hirsch Alarm (i.e. Deer Alarm). Balke is one of the most renowned representatives of the German school of art. Except for Mondays and Sundays, you can visit this exhibition every day, in the afternoon on weekdays and in the morning on Saturdays, until March 24. For more info, please call 052/4522- 153, or visit


MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL: Ďumbierfest – This festival of music and films focuses on the theme of mountains and includes subjects like climbing, travelling, extreme skiing, ecology and music. It also features concerts by Lavagance, Miki Rurka Band and Oblastné skutočnosti.

Starts: March 18 and 19, Town Cultural Centre and Bombura Club. Admission: €4.60 (movies only) - €10.50 (whole festival). Tel: 048/6115 -711, 048/6112-189; www.,


EXHIBITION: Etudy z dreva XII - Drevené hračky / Stories from Wood XII - Wooden Toys – The Forestry Museum exhibits the winners of its competition of the same name, showing the best wooden toys picked by a jury.

Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 until March 31; Forestry and Timber Museum, SNP Square 23/35. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 045/5321-886; www.



DJ PARTY, CINEMA: Stredávka-Biograf – The opening of a new local cinema, Biograf, will end with a party, Stredávka, with DJs and VJs.

Starts: March 16, 21:00; Biograf (former FK Cinefil) cinema, Hlavná 27, and Tabačka, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/089-711;


FILM FESTIVAL: Ozveny festivalu Jeden svet 2011 / Echoes of the One World 2011 Festival – This event brings the well-established and popular One World documentary film festival, covering issues that impress and move the world, to the local House of Culture.

Starts: March 15-18, 17:00; Theatre Hall of the HC, Štefánikova 99/72. Admission: €1.70-€2. Tel: 052/7722-255;

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