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(Source: Lea Lovíšková)


JURAJ Griglák, a famous Slovak bass player, will perform with US jazz drummer Poogie Bell. After Griglák (pictured on the left) earlier guest performed for Bell, their roles will be reversed at an April 3 concert in the Nu Spirit Club in Šafárikovo Square 7 in Bratislava (starting 21:00): Griglák & Company (Ondřej Štveráček on tenor sax, Michal Bugala on guitar and keyboardist Eugen Vizváry) will welcome Poogie Bell as their guest. More information can be found at

Večer tanečného humoru / An Evening of Dance Humour – The dance ensemble Všetečníci has been around since 2005 and aims to present folklore in a non-traditional way, adding humour to otherwise serious performances. The Credance grouping will be guest performers.
Starts: April 5, 19:00; House of Culture Zrkadlový háj, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/6829-9225;

Galakoncert Violin Orchestra Bratislava – The Violin Orchestra Bratislava is an ensemble that has joined forces with various skilled soloists (violinist Eugen Botoš, Miroslav Rait on cimbalom, and vocalist Mária Eliášová) to perform works by renowned composers like Brahms, Khachaturian, Paganini, Lehár, Kálmán, as well as other musical works and folk songs.
Starts: April 7, 17:00; Teatro Wüstenrot, Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €7-€14. Tel: 02/5022-8530;

Holi Hafla – This edition of an Oriental dance party, or Hafla, celebrates the Indian festival of light, Holi, focusing on the Bollywood style of dance and offering, as well as an evening performance (including Halka, Linah Aini, Madhuri & Stanka, Ranya, the Shakti troupe, duo Sharqiyat, the Al Fayyum Dancers, Sheyla and Vendula Uhýrková), a workshop, a lecture on traditions, and henna painting.
Starts: April 6, morning (workshop), 17:00 (evening programme); DK Lúky House of Culture, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €5 (evening), €20 (workshop). Tel: 02/6383-5404;
Devín Bratislava - The traditional run, oldest road one in Slovakia, takes place on Sunday, wil lsee at least 5,667 runners from 25 countries. On Friday, some more can register at the Pasienky sports hall in Trnavská cesta 29.
Starts: Apr 7, 10:00; udner the Devín Castle. Admission: free for onlookers. More info:,

Nájdite sa / Find Yourselves - A regular event trying to put together animals from shelters and potential owners, and also to find support for the rescue shelters, including demonstrations of dog-training, rescue dogs, competitions, dog psychologist and more.
Starts: Apr 6, 10:00-16:00; Gamekeeper’s Lodge / Horáreň in Horský Park. Admission: free. More info:,

Pain of Salvation – This Swedish prog-rock formation will play in the Slovak capital, supported by Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen and Icelandic band Árstídir.
Starts: April 6, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €24. More info:,

Coffee Fest Bratislava – The pilot year of coffee festival Z plantáže do šálky / From Plantation to Cup will present different ways of roasting, brewing, preparing and serving coffee.
Starts: April 6, 11:00; Sheraton Hotel, Eurovea. Admission: free. More information:

Schmuckausstellung – This exhibition of jewels (its name is a translation of the German word for such a show) by Sylvia Jokelová, who lectures at the Department of Design at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts, shows the items from two sides: the point of view of the owner who wears them, and that of the observer.
Open: Tue-Sat 16:00-18:30 until May 3; Galéria Eggplant, Panenská 27. Admission: free. Tel: 0910/783-456;

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Zuzana Smatanová celebrates 10 years on the musical scene with a tour comprising acoustic concerts and featuring jazzman Milo Suchomel.
Starts: April 4, 20:00; Blue Note Klub, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €8 (in advance) - €10 (on the door). Tel: 032/7440-002;


THE BENSON McGlashan Trio (combining Canadian guitarist McGlashan; Czech Tomáš Hobzek on guitar; and American drummer Josh Ginsburg), which formed in Berlin and plays modern jazz rooted in old traditions but crossing into other genres, will perform in Brezno on April 6 at 21:00, at the Bombura Klub (M. R. Štefánika Square 16). More information can be found at

Veľkonočný organový koncert / Easter Organ Concert – Monika Melcová, a Slovak organist working in Paris and San Sebastián, will play, along with locals Alžbeta Sivoňová and Pavol Valášek, works by Bach, Max Reger, Joseph Bonnet, Louis Vierne, Bert Matter and Melcová’s Improvisations on Themes from Audiences.
Starts: April 4. 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO), Dolný Val 47. Admission: €4. Tel: 041/2451-111;

Tomáš Moravec - PROSPEKT – This young Czech artist continues in familiar style, transforming the simple white space of this gallery without changing its substance.
Open: Tue-Fri 15:00-18:00 until Apr 12; Plusmínus Gallery, Mydlárska 1. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/365-149;

Banská Bystrica
Vladimír Gažovič: Litografie - Pocty / Lithographs - Tributes – This selection of coloured and etched lithographs by renowned painter Gažovič, curated by Ľudmila Peterajová, reflects motifs from nature, and from male-female relations.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-12:00, 12:30-17:00 until April 21; Galéria v podkroví, Štátna vedecká knižnica / State Scientific Library, Lazovná 9. Admission: free. Tel:


Čarovná flauta / The Magic Flute – A live broadcast from Baden-Baden in Germany of a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, of Mozart’s famous opera in two acts, featuring Simone Kermes, Dimitry Ivashenko, Pavol Breslik, Kate Royal and others.
Starts: Apr 1, 18:00; Ster Century Cinemas, OC Galéria, Toryská 5. Admission: €7. Tel: 055/7895-630;

Miss Dance Slovak Republic 2013 – The finals of a national beauty contest for girls and women aged 15 to 25 who have been registered for at least six months at some kind of dance club or group will include Michal Hudák as host, singer Tereza Kerndlová (CZ), Grimmy, a fashion show and more.
Starts: Apr 7, 18:00; PKO Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €13. More info:

Karpatská kraslica 2013 / Carpathian Easter Egg – The 21st occasion of this exhibition presents almost 900 decorated Easter eggs, by 69 Slovak and six foreign creators.
Open: weekdays 9:00-15:00 until April 7; Vihorlatské Múzeum, Námestie slobody č. 1. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 057/7752-240;

Fedor Vico - Zbojníci na Slovensku včera, dnes a zajtra / Bandits in Slovakia Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – This exhibition of cartoons by Vico is dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the execution of famous Slovak bandit Juraj Jánošík, but also slams current ones, who “might be even worse than the legends of the past”, according to the author.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until Apr 30; Krajské Múzeum / Regional Museum, Hlavná 86. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 051/7598-220;

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