Countrywide Events


(Source: VladoHolina)


THE ELLEDANSE school and theatre of contemporary dance will premiere a dance-musical performance on January 26 (and again on 27) at 20:00 in Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/B, Bratislava, demonstrating modern dance, hip-hop and rock’n’roll, accompanied by live music from the band MED. Directed by Lucia Holinová, the piece explores four human temperaments, as expressed by four dancers (Soňa Ferienčíková, Michaela Nezvalová, Radoslav Piovarči and Miro Janík). Tickets cost €8 and can be purchased on 02/5541-0716 or via

Novoročné Keby všetky bandy sveta – This New Year’s edition of the If All the Bands in the World series of world and ethnic music concerts includes the renowned Bratislava band Banda, which ranked 8th in the World Music Charts Europe 2011 chart, and guest Juraj Dufek, a bagpipe producer and player.
Starts: Jan 24, 19:00; Klub Za Zrkadlom, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/6381- 1328;

Cigáni idú do volieb / The Gypsy Vote – This Slovak full-length documentary mo-vie by Jaroslav Vojtek, screened with English subtitles, offers the story of a Roma activist who is determined to win an election and “change the system from within”.
Starts: Jan 22, 20:30; Lu-miére film club, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. Tel: 0917/ 105-882; kino-lumiere.

Queen, alebo príbehy tých, čo chcú žiť naveky / Queen, or the Stories of Those Who Want to Live Forever – Premiere of a piece (choreographed and directed by Mário Radačovský) about a competition for the leading dancer role of the legendary band introduces international dancers from the Dance Troupe of Nová Scéna theatre.
Starts: Jan 25 and 26, 19: 00; Divadlo Nová Scéna, Živ-nostenská 1. Admission: €24-€27. Tel: 02/2048-8510; www.

Thursday Art Talk – The regular lecture in the Slovak National Gallery is this time led by curator Lucia Gregorová and will focus on the No Touching / Zákaz dotyku exhibition of works by Jana Želibská.
Starts: Jan 24, 17:30; SNG, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €4.70. More information:,; 02/2047-6270.

Tanec medzi črepinami / Dance Among the Shards – This show combines dance by the SĽUK folklore ensemble, the screening of a video, pictures of the Slovak countryside by Pavol Barabáš, text by Daniel Hevier and a performance by actor Marek Ťapák in a mosaic consisting of shards; i.e. experiences, feelings and dreams.
Starts: Jan 23, 19:00; P. O. Hviezdoslav City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12. Tel: 0917/379-438; www.

Reggae Callin’ - Gambian edition: Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall, Dub, Hip-hop, Jungle – The regular party Reggae Callin’ continues, this time hosting Simplicity Sound International from Gambia.
Starts: Jan 25, 21:00; Nekapri InnArt, SNP Square 30. Admission: €4-€5. More info:

Fats Jazz Band in the Swing Café - A non-mainstream music café at that is about to shut its doors, is hosting a final concert. The performing act will be the Fats Jazz Band, which plays swing, the popular musical style of the 1930s and 1940s, and is led by its founder, pianist Ladislav Fančovič. The evening programme will include demonstrations of typical swing dances like the Lindy Hop and the Boogie Woogie by dancers from the Charlie Dance Studio, and participants are encouraged to dress in period styles.
Starts: Friday, January 25, 19:00; Vajnorská 98/H. Admission: €4-€6. More information:;

Binderfresh: Keď ťa dvaja majú radi / When Two Like You – The art group Binderfresh (Viktor Frešo & Erik Binder) combines the two different spheres of two conceptual artists in a playful, witty way.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until Feb 10; House of Arts, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. More info: www.; www.

An exhibition in the Small-Carpathian Museum in Pezinok presents the history of the ancient fortified settlement of Svätý Jur, one of the most important of its kind in the Small Carpathians.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00; Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 until Feb 3; Malokarpatské múzeum, M. R. Štefánika 4. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 033/6413-347;


Banská Bystrica
Veselosti minulosti / The Merriments of the Past – This choreography by Milan Tomášik shows how two worlds, that of past dance and that of contemporary dance, are intertwined through the dynamics of space and the joy of dance.
Starts: Jan 23, 19:00; Štú-dio tanca, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 048/4146-540; www.

Banská Bystrica
Men’s basketball league – ŠKP Banská Bystrica plays Edymax SPU Nitra.
Starts: Jan 23, 18:00; ŠH Dukla Na Štiavničkách, Cesta na štadión 28. Admission: €0.50-€2.50. More info:

Banská Bystrica
Príbeh Ladislava Hudeca v Šanghaji / The Story of Ladislav Hudec in Shanghai – This exhibition is dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the significant Banská Bystrica-born architect Ladislav Hudec, who made his name abroad.
Open: Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 until Feb 3; City-Hall / Radnica, SNP Square 1. Admission: free. More info:;

Židovské komu-nity severného Novohradu / Jewish Communities of the Northern Novohrad region – This exhibition commemorates local victims of the Holocaust, through items and documents of the former Jewish communities of Lučenec and Fiľakovo.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-16:00 until Feb 15; Town Homeland Museum, Hlavná 14. Admission: €0.35-€70. Tel: 047/4382 -619;,

Jeden svet / One World – The international festival of documentary movies this time has the sub-title Svet v pohybe / World in Motion, reflecting changes like the Arab Spring, the crisis of capitalism, environmental problems, and more.
Start: Jan 23-27; Stanica Žilina – Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5005-064;


Starý Smokovec
International Championship in Ice Statues will take place in the High Tatras: at Hrebienok, a local peak, and in Starý Smokovec. The weeklong event (from January 27 to February 3) is free for spectators. It will start with the creation of an ice castle, and continue with a competition in three categories, including Bears, Country of My Heart and a third theme drawn by lot. The event will conclude with a creation by Hungarian ice artist Zsolt M. Tóth. More information: www., 0911/676-553.

Dni klasickej gitary / Days of Classical Guitar – The 3rd year of this international guitar festival is co-organised (and ope-ned) by local group La Magia del Flamenco, which combines more traditional music, modern styles and its own compositions.
Starts: Jan 23, 18:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 051/7723 -741(-42);

Spišská Nová Ves
Novoročný koncert PF 2013 / New Year’s Concert – The local combined town choir Cantus Villa Nova hosts the Vocals Prešov women’s chamber choir, the Otto Voce vocal group.
Starts: Jan 22, 18:30; Town Cultural Centre, Radničné nám. 4. Admission: €4. Tel: 053/4423-249; www.

Etnobus – The KarpatArt project brings a concert, which it calls an “excursion through the world of world music”, led by multi-instrumentalist, instrument-maker and performer Michal Smetanka.
Starts: Jan 26, 21:00; Wave Club, Hlavná 121. Admission: €3. Tel: 0905/896-467;

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Railway station in Košice

Who’s the foreigner in this country now?

The virus has highlighted some differences between migrants and locals, but erased others.

18 h

News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

22. jan
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

22. jan
Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan