Countrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of GUBA)


Painter Michal Bauer, a Czech designer and patternmaker of prototypes for the Mercedes company exhibits his personalised artworks made of acrylic materials in bright colours in the GUBA gallery in Galvaniho 17 C1-C2 in Bratislava until September 17. The gallery is open Mondays to Sundays from 8:00 to 19:00; admission is free. For more info, please call 0907/150-345 or go to

Letná jazzová dielňa / Summer Jazz Workshop – For anyone who wants to learn to play or sing jazz, this event offers famous musicians and experts as tutors from Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and the US.
Starts: July 4-8, 13:00 – 16:00 on July 8; Conservatory, Tolstého 11. Admission: €80. More info/applications address:

Kultúrne leto / Cultural Summer 2011 – The festival offers a host of events, among other things cycle of concerts in the Zichy Palace Courtyard such as Radio.String.Quartet from Vienna, jazz-rock from Austria on July 7 at 20:30 for €5, tel. 02/5443-1681); the cycle of free concerts in the arbour in Hviezdoslavovo Square (winners of the International Festival of Choirs on July 9 at 18:00 and the Swing Society Orchestra Bratislava on July 10 and Church concerts (Stanley & Kapucíni at the St. Stephen – Capuchin – Church on July 11 at 20:30 for €1-3.
Starts: From July 4 until end of summer; various sites in downtown Bratislava. Admission: Varies. More info:

Classic Chamber Orchestra – The CCO features talented musicians, mostly studying at various artistic schools, and with soloists Karolína Hurayová (cello), Pavel Bogacz jr. (violin) and Radomír Cikatricis (violin) playing the work of Antonio Vivaldi, the Concert for Cello and the Four Seasons.
Starts: July 5, 16:00; Church of Holy Family, Námestie Jána Pavla II, Petržalka. Admission: voluntary. More info:

Priestory / Spaces – Artist Mira Podmanická exhibits stitched hanging objects that form individual rooms. Podmanická sews several layers of textile together and forms them into ground plans, exhibition’s curator P. Ševčíková says. The stitched patterns vary although they are based on folklore motifs.
Open: 10:00 – 17:00 on weekdays until July 15; Galéria 23 percent, Bratislavská 23. Záhorská Bystrica. Admission: free. More info:

Dominik Hlinka Upomienka / Reminder – The gallery on the 2nd floor of the City Library offer this first solo presentation of works by Dominik Hlinka, a third-year student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. The exhibition is a selection of works from the recent Status Quo series.
Open: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:00-19:00 until July 15; City Library, Kapucínska 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-3244;

Puojd-u – The exhibition of the new Slovak clothes brand, Puojd (Loft), is presented in the Dizajn štúdio of the ÚĽUV folkart centre. Michaela Bendárová of Puojd displays her sensible, witty attitude toward national identity veiled in her rich sense of humour on the motif of the Slovak state symbol.
Open: Workdays 13:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until July 15; Dizajn štúdio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/122-170;

Letné tvorivé dielne / Summer Creative Workshops – When their parents are at work children can spend their free time in a creative way.
Open: Weekdays (except for Mondays) 9:00-12:00 until July 29; Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: €0.50. Tel: 033/5511-659;

Dunajská Streda
Žitnoostrovské pastelky 2011 / Crayons from Žitný ostrov – The 12th year of the international competition of artworks by pre-school children include contestants from many European countries.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat 10:00-16:0é until July 9; Žitný ostrov Museum, Yellow Chateau, Múzejná 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 031/5522-402;


Liptovský Mikuláš
After Bratislava and Košice, Liptovský Mikuláš becomes the third city to host the Classic Modern Art from France exhibit. This exhibit includes art from the private collection of Ivan Markovič in Austria. Until August 31, the Koloman Sokol Centre at Námestie Osloboditeľov 28 offers 38 less-known works by 32 renowned and established French artists on Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10:00 to 17:00 for €0.50-€1. For more info, please call 044/552 27 58 or go to

Banská Bystrica
Trubačský concert / Trumpeters’ Concert – The concert of trumpeters is one of the opening events of the Cultural Summer in this city.
Starts: July 8, 18:00; SNP Square. Admission: free. More info:

Banská Bystrica
Parkour Meeting – Parkour is the discipline which makes racers (traceurs) get from the starting point to the destination point with just the help of his/her own body, overcoming natural hurdles and barriers (trees, stones, railings, walls) while one’s own abilities are the only true rival.
Starts: July 8-10 (9:00 for onlookers) 9:30-20:00; park near the SNP Monument, sports hall of the Sports Secondary School. Admission: free. More info:,

Zvolenské kultúrne leto 2011 – The Zvolen Cultural Summer brings a host of events such as an Ecumenical Celebration of Sts. Cyril and Methodius on July 5 at 15:00 on SNP Square, Zvolen Artistic Saloon at Zvolen Castle (opening on July 8), or the Country záhrada / Country Music Garden on July 8 at 18:00 on the SNP Square.
Starts: From July 5 on, various sites in and around Zvolen. Admission: varies, many events are for free. More info:,

Infinity 2 – The disco event called Infinity 2 hopes to lure all dancers with DJ Paxhape.
Starts: July 8, 20:00; Culture House. Admission: €1.50. More info:


Starý Smokovec
Jazz Evenings Live – Arpi Farkaš (keyboards), Sandra Urbaníčková (vocals) and Vladimír Spišiak (guitar) will play for all lovers of world jazz.
Starts: July 9, 19:00-23:00; Café Hoepfner, Smokovec Hotel, Starý Smokovec 25. Admission: free. Tel: 052/4425-196;

Malý štrbský maratón / The Small Štrba Marathon – The 34th year of this 31-kilometre run goes from Štrba to Liptovská Teplička. A 10-km route is also available. The race is organised according to the official guidelines of classical track and field disciplines.
Starts: July 10, 9:30; Štrba. Admission: free for onlookers. More info:

Staromestské kultúrne leto – Old-Town Cultural Summer – Also in this Eastern-Slovak metropolis, summer brings many cultural events. One of the opening performances, Sleeping Beauty by Puppet Theatre Košice, is meant for children.
Starts: July 7, 17:00; stage over the Dolná brána/Lower Gate, Hlavná Street. Admission: free. More info:

Maľba – Cena Nadácie VÚB pre mladých umelcov– The Painting – VÚB Foundation’s Award for Young Artists– The travelling exhibition shows a unique collection of 15 works of winners of five years of this competition which is meant for Slovak artists under 35.
Open: Tue - Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until August 28; Múzeum Vojtecha Loefflera
Alžbetina 20. Admission: €0.35-€0.70. Tel: 055/6223-073;

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