Countrywide Events



VICTOR Wooten, a Grammy-winning US jazz-funk composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, will perform at Bratislava’s Ateliér Babylon (in SNP Square 14) on April 22 at 20:00, accompanied by the popular Slovak Juraj Griglák Trio, consisting of Juraj Griglák (bass), Martin Valihora (drums) and Eugen Vizváry (keyboards). Wooten’s band will consist of himself on bass, plus Derico Watson (drums), Krystal Peterson (vocals), Joseph Wooten (keyboards) and Elijah Wooten (guitar). Tickets cost €26-€30 and can be purchased via 02/5293-3321 or

Piotr Beczala – One of the world’s most sought-after lyrical tenors will sing in the opera theatre of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) popular arias from world operas as well as from operas of Slavonic composers, accompanied by the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Lukasz Borowicz.
Starts: April 25, 19:30; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €39-€79. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299;

On International Roma Day, Roma social reform, fieldwork in marginalised communities and outstanding Roma personalities will be the focus of the confer-ence/discussion/concert taking place in Zrkadlový Háj, under the patronage of the government proxy for Roma and the College of Health and Social Work of St Elisabeth.
Starts: April 24, 12:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6381-1328;

This edition of the Thursday Art Talk, a guided lecture in the Slovak National Gallery (SNG), will focus on the recently opened Impressionism SK exhibition.
Starts: April 24, 19:00; SNG Esterházy Palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/2047-6270;

Milo Suchomel – Jazz in the City Vol. 1 – Slovak jazz player Suchomel will launch his latest album with a concert alongside the following guest vocalists: Gail Anderson, Zuzana Smatanová, Robert Opatov-ský, Karol Csino and Monika Bagárová. Brazilian painter Adelio Sarra will also be there.
Starts: April 27, 19:00; concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €14. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.

Dobrý Trh na Jakubáku / Good market at Jakubovo Square – This time, the popular urban market will take place at a central Bratislava square, offering artisanal food and ecological products, a picnic zone, the JemIné mobile kitchen, a Cycling Kitchen and more.
Starts: April 26, 10:00-16:00; Jakubovo Square. Admission: free. More info:

La Bohéme – The Peter-Konwitschny staging of Puccini’s opera at the national Theatre has proven so popular that one more performance was added to the schedule.
Starts: April 26, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €10-€30. Tel: 02/2047-2299;

Samove Hry / Samo’s Games – The 8th year of this popular event combining historical fenc-ing, dances, traditional crafts, mounted duels and early music opens the tourist season.
Starts: April 26, 13:30; J. Kostru Square, Devínska Nová Ves. Tel: 02/6436-0045; www.

Electronica Vol. 1 – This new series dedicated to electronic music is organised by the A4, the Goethe Institute and the Czech Centre. The first event pre-sents German electronic music genius Felix Kubin and his new album Zemsta Plutona, as well as Slovak/Hungarian Imre Kiss and Czech HRTL.
Starts: April 26, 20:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Ka-rpatská 2. Admission: €6 (in advance) - €8. Tel: 02/5292- 4470;

Hudba Jazzu / The Music of Jazz – This evening of “jazzoid music” features fresh, new Slovak talents like Peter Fillo (classical guitar), nu Thang Project, Valér Miko Solo, Talent Transport and The Electric Sabina.
Starts: April 26, 18:00; DK Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €4-€5. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www, www.

Anna & Anton Galkos – Na Krídlach Farieb / On
The Wings of Colours – This selection of paintings by these two artists (a married couple) curated by Bphumír Bachratý presents her feminine, dreamy symbolic works, as well as his more abstract-modernistic style.
Open: Mon-Fri 16:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until May 2; Gagarinka Gallery, Gagrinova Street. Admission: free. More info:

Odovzdaní Zmene – The transit dielne / Transit Workshops project strives to pose questions and explore new issues, and the recent exhibition (featuring Georgian artist Bankleer; Slovak artists Pavlína Fichta Čierna, Matej Gavula, Oto Hudec, Daniela Krajčová and Tomáš Rafa; Czech Pavel Sterec and Rafal Jakubowicz from Poland) explores the role of art, public interest and their mutual interaction.
Open: Thur-Fri 15:00-17:00, weekends 14:00-18:00 until May 4; Tranzit dielne
Studená 12. Admission: free. More info:

The eighth edition of the Triennial of Students of Art Academies Talents shows the best photographic works of students of the Studio of Cameraman Work of the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Open: Tue-Fri 8:00-16:00, Sun 13:00-17:00; Záhorie Galle-ry, Sadová 3. Admission: €0.50 -€1. Tel: 034/6512-937; www.

Stanislav Lajda – Ako z Rozprávky / As If from a Fairy Tale – The exhibition of Žilina-based artist Lojda presents his book illustrations, caricatures and other artworks.
Open: Mon 09:00-17:00, Fri 09:00-17:00, Sat 09:00-12:00 until May 1; Karpaty Art Gallery, Baníkov Square 2. Admission: free. Tel: 0948 977-536;


CYKLOJAZDA, this time called Veľká Jarná Cyklojazda (Big Spring Bike-Ride) will open the season on the occasion of World Earth Day, on April 22 at 17:00, starting from Hlinkovo Square in Žilina. More information can be found at

Banská Bystrica
Faunovo Popoludnie, Biele Sny, Svätenie Jari / The Afternoon of a Faun, White Dreams, The Rite of Spring (premiere) – Composer Igor Stravinsky’s rather symbolic Rite of Spring has been hailed as one of most impressive pieces in the history of dance theatre (it is now choreographed by Ladislav Cmorej). The Afternoon of a Faun is a piece by Claude Debussy (choreographed by Boris Nebyla) and White Dreams is the work of Ryuichi Sakamato (choreographed by Igor Vejsada).
Starts: April 26, 28, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 048/2457- 123 or

Dolný Kubín
Hardy Lackner Duo – This German/US duo consists of Benny Lackner (piano, notebook, etc.) and Rainer Winch (drums, electronic bass, keyboard and notebook), and plays popular hits and their own funk compositions.
Starts: April 25, 18:00; Zmeškal’s House of Music, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1681. More info:


Prešov-ská Hudobná Jar / Prešov Musical Spring – This music festival opens with an organ concert on April 23 by Tomáš Mihalik performing works of Bach, Georg Muffat, Césare Franck and Louis Vierne. The young, local gospel choir G.O.D., led by Jana Tomko Ferenčíková, will sing gospels and pop music on April 24.
Starts: Apr 23 (organ), 19:00; St Nicolaus’ Conca-thedral; Apr 24 (gospel), 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: voluntary (organ); €5 (gospel). More info: www.

Vysoké Tatry
Stretnutie s Barokom / Meeting Baroque – An Easter concert offers the works of Tomaso Albinioni, Bach, Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann and others.
Starts: April 21, 18:00; Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Nový Smokovec. Admission: free. More info:

S Albatrosom za Katkou / With Albatros to Katka – The last weekend in April offers a special train ride on the historical steam engine Albatros from Bratislava to Košice (including a four-day stay in the city), as well as an Engine Parade in Košice, with historical steam engine and local celebrity Katka.
Starts: April 25 (in Bratislava) - 28, April 26-27 (in Košice). Admission: various, €85 for whole stay. More info:;

Tepláreň Košice – The popular LGBTI party Tepláreň has moved on to Košice, featuring Slovak DJs Saint Mark and Roland Kadela spinning electro, house, nu disco and more.
Starts: April 25, 22:00; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €4. More info:

59th Košice Musical Spring – The festival of classical music opens in Košice with a concert of Vladimír Godár’s Via Lucis, and the works of Bruch and Beethoven, as conducted by Johannes Wildner and performed by Nora Skuta on piano, Jozef Lupták on cello and Igor Karško on violin. The second concert features Czech violinist Václav Hudeček and Slovak Sinfonietta from Žilina (conducted by Leoš Svárovksý) playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Starts: April 24 (Godár & Co.), April 27 (Vivaldi), 19:00; House of Arts, Concert Hall of the House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €8-€12. Tel: 055/6220-763;

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