UPDATED: Countrywide Events


(Source: Courtesy of Ján Papač)


CHINA Moses, a US singer who combines jazz, rock, rhythm’ n’blues and soul, will perform in concert on March 13 at 19:00 in the Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio (Mýtna 1) in Bratislava. The LA-born but French-raised singer will perform here with the Czech Big Band of Gustav Brom, conducted by Vlado Valovič, and this event will open the Music Fest 2014 project that will feature more musicians and ensembles. Tickets cost €25-€40 and can be purchased by calling 02/5293 -3321 or at

Visegrad Film Forum 2014 – This multi-genre festival, representing the Visegrad Four countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia), is a networking platform for young film professionals, and brings a host of lectures, case studies and workshops. The programme includes screening of short films, a disco and a final concert.
Starts: March 11-15, various times and venues (mostly in the academy premises and KC Dunaj in Nedbalova 4). Admission: Varies, mostly free. More info:

Livin’ Blues 2014 – The festival of Rn’B in its 22nd year offers a wide range of blues, as performed by Slovak bluesmen Grapefruit Death, Beans & Bullets, ZVA 12_28, Bluesweiser, and US Moreland & Arbuckle.
Starts: March 15, 16:30; DK Lúky House of Culture, Vígľaš-ská 1. Admission: €13-€15. Tel: 02/6383-5404;

Stredoeurópska Súťaž Rečníkov / CEE Speech Contest – Face Your Fears, Speak Your Dreams! is the slogan of an event organised by the Toastmasters, which invites anyone to present themselves publicly in the rhetorical arts in three languages: Slovak, English and German. The event includes the Silné Reči Jána Gorduliča stand-up comedy and workshops with experts, Katka Kovalčíková and Anthony Akhmat.
Starts: March 15, 09:00; Auditorium of the University of Economy, Dolnozemská Cesta 1. Admission: free (to compete, registration is necessary). More info:

Ecce Homo – Hľa, čLOVEk – This performance of contemporary dance by the ATak group to original music composed by Anna Bombo-rová tries to give the impression of how Jesus Christ felt shortly before his death. Choreographed and directed by Pavol Danko.
Starts: March 16, 19:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/6381-1328;

Jazz in Arena / Jazz v Aréne – The jazz-trio of renowned Austrian saxophonist Harry Sokal will present its new repertory (double bass Heiri Känzig, drums Martin Valihora).
Starts: March 13, 20:00; Aréna Theatre, Viedenská Cesta 3. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/6720-2550 or

Transmission Bratislava – For the first time, the electro-house-show-trance party comes to the Slovak capital. This dance event is always specially themed.
Starts: March 13, 20:00; Slovnaft Arena (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €45. More info:

Ewan Dobson – Within the “Rock in Museum” project, Canadian guitar master Dobson will play his “finger-style” music as part of his “Acoustic Metal European Tour 2014”.
Starts: March 14, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu (Museum of Trade), Linzbothova 16. Admission: €9. Tel: 02/4524-3167;

Within Temptation – The Dutch “symphonic metal” band will play in a bigger than planned venue in Bratislava, because of demand and out of technical necessity.
Starts: March 12, 20:00; Incheba Expo Aréna, Viedenská Cesta 3. Admission: €32. Tel: 02/5293-3321;

Figura Obscura – Slovak Union of Visual Arts / Slovenská Výtvarná Únia organsies a “dark” exhibition presenting the works of Matej Fabian, Martin Gerboc (SK), Marek Ormandík and Erik Šille (all Slovak); and Jakub Janovský, Jakub Matuška / Masker, Ľubomír Typlt and Adam Štech (all Czech).
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until March 23; SVÚ gallery (Umelka), Dostojevského Rad 2. Admission: free. More info:

Martin Dzurek – People Should Know What They Want / Ľudia by Mali Vedieť, Čo Chcú – The exhibition of statues and objects by young Slovak sculptor Dzurke, curated by Ľuboslav Moza, shows works that combine wood and bronze.
Open: Tues-Sun 11:00-18:00until March 20; Klarisky – Clarissen Church, Klariská 1. Admission: free. More info:

Czech Press Photo – The exhibition that stems form the photo-competition brings the life as seen by professional journalist photographers.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until March 30; House of Arts, SNP Square 12. Admission: free. More info:

Dance Star – The renowned dance contest makes a stop in Pieš-ťany as it seeks the biggest talents from among Slovaks. It will culminate in a Gala Show presenting the créme de la créme.
Starts: March 15-16 (15, 19:30 Gala Show); Convention Centre, Spa Island. Admission: €10 (Gala Show). More info:

Fórum dizajnu – Within the furniture fair in Nitra, the 17th year of the Forum of Design will take place, presenting designs for home and the outdoors, including public spaces.
Starts: March 11-16, Agrokomplex fairground. Admission: €2.50-€5. More info:

Nivé Mesto nad Váhom
Orient Párty – The Oriental Party will merge the world-ethno music of the Dúhové Eminencie band (Miloslav Kollár, Branislav Hargaš, Adam Gálik and Peter Ferenčík) with the show of Yasmin Oriental dance group, a workshop of intuitive music, and a party with DJ Mooshak.
Starts: March 15, 20:00; Za rampami club, Trenčianska 1189. More info:


Banská Bystrica
THE 'DANCING photographer', Kang Youngho of Korea, has large photos exhibited in the Central-Slovak Gallery (Stredoslovenská Galéria, SSBB) in Bethlen House on Dolná 8 in Banská Bystrica. The exhibition, called 99 Variations / 99 Variácií shows the “metamorphosing alchemy of a camera and a mirror” and can be seen until March 30, Tuesdays through Fridays between 10:00 and 17:00 and on weekends between 10:00 and 16:00. Admission is €0.50-€2, more information can be found on

Banská Bystrica
Antonín Dvořák – Rusalka – The famous opera, a lyric fairy tale, whose Czech libretto was written by Jaroslav Kvapil, based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová, premieres at the State Opera as conducted by Marián Vach and directed by Hana Andě-lová Pletichová.
Starts: March 14-15, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €10. Tel: 048/2457-123 or

Liptovský Mikuláš
Za Krížom / Behind the Cross – This is a photo exhibition of Czech photographer Jindřich Štreit and others who focus on sacred motifs.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until May 31; Dom fotografie / House of Photography, Tranovského 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5522-758, 0905/288-717;

Dolný Kubín
Oživené Melódie Slovensko-Poľského Pohraničia / The revived Melodies of the Slovak-Polish Border – Within this project, an exhibition of folk music instruments takes place, showing them from the simplest to the most sophisticated.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 until March 31; OKS, Bysterecká 1263/55. Admission: free. Tel: 043/5864928;


Richard Strauss – Ariadne on Naxos /Ariadne auf Naxos – This one-act opera is based on the principle of “theatre within theatre” and the Košice staging (based on the opera’s second version from 1916) is directed by Linda Keprtová, conducted by Konrad Leitner.
Starts: March 14, 19:00; SDKE, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€12. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings);

Anjel Vianoc / The Angel of Christmas – The first exhibition in the reconstructed basement of the Tatra Gallery is the selection of best works from a children’s art competition that comprised more than 1,000 artworks from 909 children.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00- 17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until March 31; Tatranská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €1-€1.50. More info:

Mystické Karpaty / Mystic Carpathians – The photo exhibition shows unique habitat and landscapes on the border of three countries, Poland, Ukraine and Slovakia, listed as a UNESCO natural heritage area.
Open: workdays 10:00-12:00; 13:00-15:30; Snina mansion. Admission: free. More info:

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