Countrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of Typo & Ars)


WORKS by famous Slovak graphic artist and illustrator Dušan Po– lakovič are on show in the Typo&Ars Gallery at Roľnícka 349, in the Vajnory district of Bratislava, until November 20. “Dušan Pola– kovič – Selection from Graphic Creation” shows his graphic works; his engravings are also available for purchase. Admission is free, but visitors are advised to call ahead on 0903/477-074 or visit

The Symphony Orchestra of the Catholic University in Leuven will introduce young solo cellist Karen de Meyer (aged 23), playing Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff.
Starts: Oct 30, 18:00; Assembly Hall of Comenius University, Šafárikovo Square 6. Admission: free. More info:

Charlie Straight – This Brit-pop band from the Czech Republic winds up a successful year, marked by the release of their album Someone With a Slow Heartbeat, with concerts, including one in Bratislava.
Starts: Nov 3, 20:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14 (entrance from Kolárska Street). Admission: €7 (in advance) - €10. Tel: 02/2090- 1900;

I Puritani / Puritáni / The Puritans – Vincenzo Bellini’s three-act opera is focused more on the individual fates of its heroes than on the historical events in Sir Walter Scott’s original book. Bellini’s music is based on the cult of melody as an ideal interpreter of emotions. The cast includes Ľubica Vargicová, Oto Klein and Aleš Jenis.
Starts: Oct 29, 19:00; Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Tel: 02/2047 -2299,

Divali Show – The Indian feast of Di-vali will be celebrated by a performance of modern Bollywood dance as well as clas-sical Bharata-natyam, traditional Garba raas, Bhangra, and some more.
Starts: Nov 4, 17:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €4. Tel: 0904/330-049; www.

The Musical Academy of the Nová Scéna Theatre (MADNS) will perform works spanning Renaissance polyphony to the spiritual music of the 20th century. Players include sopranos Dominika Slahorová, Denisa Opršalová and Lenka Kotrbová, flautist Andrea Milecová, pianist Ivica Neschybová and choirmaster Lukáš Kunst.
Starts: Oct 30, 20:30; Franciscan Church, Franciscan Square 3. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.

Time Switch – The German-Spanish formation that emerged from the original Noise of Human Art (N.O.H.A) band will play hits by the latter, as well as tunes from their own upcoming album.
Starts: Nov 1, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €13 (in advance) - €15 (on the door). Tel: 0904/ 330-049;

Flight to Jamaica Vol. II – This sequel to the popular event brings reggae, dub, dance-hall, ska and steppers dub as performed by Jahmi Youth & Selecta, Superior, Chamber Dubsystem, The Ugly Selectors, Respect Vibration and many others, in one of the biggest indoor reggae events in Slovakia.
Starts: Oct 31, 21:00; Bateliér, Továrenská 14. Admission: €5. More info:

Le Grand House – This music-dance event was started in 2008, and since then has managed to entertain audiences, combining modern music, DJ-ing, artistry, and dance with special effects.
Starts: Oct 31, 22:00; Casey Music Club, Botanická 35. Admission: €3-€5 (€8 VIP). More info:,

Icon Exhibition from Cyprus and Serbia – An exhibition supported by both countries’ embassies showing traditional religious paintings is hosted by the manor house in Mojmírovce.
Open: 10:00-17:00 until Nov 7, Manor House, Školská 919. Admission: free. Tel: 037 /7798-139; www.


Rimavská Sobota
Pitch Bender – As part of Con spirito - Hudobná jeseň v Rimavskej Sobote / Musical Autumn in Rimavská Sobota this Czech soul-jazz formation (with Slovak singer Sisa Fehérová and Czech pianist Iva Korgerová, supported by other musicians) Pitch Bender perform, among others, pieces from their debut album “Virginology”.
Starts: Oct 31, 19:00; GAB Club, House of Culture, Š. M. Daxner Square 1. Admission: €4. Tel: 047/5621-550; www.

Banská Bystrica
Courses in African dance led by Godfred Asare (Ghana) and Lenka Kuzmová (Slovakia) are organised to the live music of the Babyluzaru band each Tuesday.
Starts: Oct 30, 18:00-20:00; Pod Urpínom 12 (Pollux, near Pentagon). Admission: €6 (1 lesson), €50 (15 lessons). More info: lenka.kuzmova


AS PART of the Prešovská hudobná jeseň / Prešov Musical Autumn 2012, the Stamicovo kvarteto / Stamic Quartet from the Czech Republic (first violin Jindřich Pazdera, second violin Josef Kekula, Jan Pěruška on viola, and Petr Hejný on cello) will perform works by Antonín Stamic, Smetana and Dvořák at 19:00 on October 29 in the concert hall of the Čierny Orol cultural centre, Hlavná 50 in Prešov. Tickets cost €2 - €4 and can be bought through 051/7723-741 or at More information can be found at

The cycle Hudba medzi Východom a Západom / Music between East and West offers the “From Košice to Prague” concert, introducing Košice natives who now work in Prague: violin virtuoso Miroslav Ambroš and composer Juraj Filas, as well as famous works by Schumann and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Starts: Oct 30, 19:00; Hou-se of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6-€10. Tel: 055/6224 -509;

Halloween Night with Armin van Buuren – The world-famous Dutch DJ held several successful concerts in Bratislava, but this time round he comes to Košice for the first time with his show.
Starts: Oct 31, 21:00; Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Admission: €15-€30. Tel: 02/5293- 3321,,

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