Countrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of Japanese embassy.)


THE JAPANESE Evening in the Cultus House of Culture at Ružinovská 28 in Bratislava includes a workshop of shogi and go, Japanese table games, a demonstration of Japanese cooking (by chef of the Japanese Embassy Naoki Eguchi), a presentation about Japan (by students of East-Asian studies, Zuzana Michalová and Boris Kollář) and a concert of Japanese music by Takao Seres and Veronika Prokešová. The event takes place on Thursday, July 25, starting at 16:00 and continuing until 20:30.

Pressburger Klezmer Band and Lorin Sklamberg – Within the Festival Music Square, this Bratislava-based band playing traditional central-European Jewish music, klezmer, will join forces with a member of American band the Klezmatics.
Starts: July 25, 20:00, Main Square. Admission: free. More info:,

Rozbaľ to, Bratislava! / Roll over, Bratislava! – The second year of this project enables young, active people to present their activities and achievements through concerts, lectures, exhibitions, debates, workshops and more.
Starts: July 24, 15:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info:

Cyklokuchyňa / Cycling Cuisine – Self-supporting cycling service offers consulting, workshops, second-hand sales and meetings of cycling fans.
Starts: July 24, 17:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 0904/330-049;,

Letný podvečer s komornou hudbou / Summer evening with Chamber Music – This chamber flute concert features Petra Lechtová and Marcela Lechtová on flute and Miklós Albert on piano.
Starts: July 28, 18:00; Museum of Croatian Culture in Slovakia, Istrijská 68. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2049-3101;

Wombo Orchestra – The French band plays an eclectic fusion of brass music, Latino, Afro punk-rock, swing, rap and soul.
Starts: July 28, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 0904/330-049;

Kryštof and Desmod – The popular Czech rock band Kryštof joins forces with Slovak rock/pop band Desmod.
Starts: July 25, 19:00; Aegon Arena, NTC, Príkopova 6. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293-3321;

A Lack, A touch, an aTavisM, a notiCe – This exhibition offers the most recent works of artists Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkáčová, including an interactive installation made specifically for this gallery.
Open: Tues-Thur 15:00-18:00; Galéria HIT, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/777-094;

Fest Dobré Bohunice – The 11th year of this open-air festival combining music with competitions and attractions lures visitors with Czech musicians Miki Ryvola and the bands Nezmaři, Poutníci and Buty, Jendofázové kvasenie, Bonzo Radványi a Ľuboš Beňa from Slovakia, as well as a school of country dancing, dog-dancing, canis therapy and more.
Starts: July 26-28; amphitheatre Jaslovské Bohunice. Admission: €15 for the whole festival. Tel: 0905/960-769; 02/5293-3321;

Two inline skating events take place in one day: an international competition in speed and freestyle during the day, and a mass ride in the evening, called NR-inline, inviting all inline skaters and cyclists to enjoy the city in the evening.
Starts: July 27, 19:00 (the evening ride); parking lot near ice stadium on Podzámska Street. Admission: free. More info:


Banská Štiavnica
FESTIVAL peknej hudby / The Festival of Nice Music in Banská Štiavnica aims to reach audiences with both older and contemporary classical music. Between July 25 and 28, the 14th year of this event will enhance the cultural summer in this old mining town, bringing musicians like founding Weather Report member Miroslav Vitouš, Ľubica Čekovská, Miukuláš Škuta, Il Fagotti, Petr Nouzovský and Eugen Prochác. They will perform works of Bach and Mozart, as well as Čekovská, Vitouš and other composers. Concerts take place at various hours in different venues. Tickets (€35 for the whole festival through can be bought – and more information obtained – through

Banská Bystrica
Cisárska vizitácia / Emperor’s Visit – The re-enactment of the visit of Prince Leopold Habsburg to Banská Bystrica will include a “Miners’ Day” for children (taking place near the Barbakan), the Imperial March with a ceremony in SNP Square and the Floral festival. Prince Leopold kept a record of his travels, which included a visit to this city, enabling a true-to-life re-enactment.
Starts: July 27, 10:00 (the “mining” programme), 17:00 (the main programme), 21:00 (the Floral Feast); the Main Square and city centre. Admission: free. More info:

Banská Bystrica
Outbreak Hip Hop Festival – This year, the Outbreak festival offers Hip Hop Holidays, marked by a series of events: Catch the Flava summer camp, from July 21–25 ; Hasta La Muerte (the fifth anniversary of the Slovak b-boy crew) on July 24 ; Cypher Adikts Europe (a version of an American b-boy event) on July 25; Outbreak Europe 2013, from July 26–27; and Rep Your Country 2013 (a competition between countries) on July 28.
Starts: July 21-28; various sites. Admission (for the two main days): €25 (until July 25) - €30 (at the door). More info:

Jánošíkove dni / Days of Jánošík – This four-day folklore festival presents 1,200 performers from Slovakia, Serbia, Poland and the Czech Republic, commemorating the 300th anniversary of the death of legendary Slovak outlaw Juraj Jánošík.
Starts: July 25-28, various sites, mainly the local amphitheatre. Admission: €3 (children’s programme on Sunday) - €15 (for the whole festival). Tel: 0903/924- 189;

Premeny drôtu 13 / Metamorphosis of Wire – As part of the Tinkers’ Festival 2013, an international exhibition displays the various forms artists give to lifeless wire.
Open: Tue-Sun, 9:00-11:30, 12:00-17:00; Wedding Hall, Castle Complex Bytča. Admission: free. More info:


Free Summer 2013 – This two-day international festival of dance music offers 80 DJs on three stages, camping and more.
Start: July 26-28; holiday resort Lake Tajvan Čaňa (10kms from Košice). Admission: free. More info:

Rallye Tatry – The 40th year of the oldest car race in Slovakia, Rallye Tatry, is part of the Slovak Championship, the DMACK Rally 2013, and the Slovak Cup rally. The races take place in Poprad, Úloža, the High Tatras and Levoča.
Starts: July 26-27; various sites. Admission: free for onlookers. More info:

Surprisingly Ingenious – Austrian Design – This exhibition in the unique environment of the White Noise pavilion (also an Austrian product, designed by Soma architects for the city of Salzburg) presents the most up-to-date forms of contemporary Austrian design.
Open: 9:00-21:00 until July 28; Aupark Shopping Centre, Osloboditeľov Square. Admission: free. More info:

Spišská Nová Ves
Sacral Elementum II – Icons – Original historical icons from the depositories of the Zemplín Museum are juxtaposed with works by contemporary visual artists Katarína Balúnová, Andrea Čepiššáková, Michaela Knížová, Matúš Lányi, Martin Mlynarič, Dorota Sadovská, Monika Stacho, Viktória Šoltisová, Ján Vasilko and Eva Tkáčiková. The exhibition, curated by Lucia Benická and Kamila Packeová, creates an intriguing dialogue between old and new.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-16:30; Sat 9:00-13:00 until Sep 28; Galéria Umelcov Spiša, Zimná 46. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 0910/873-046;

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