JAZZ: Jazzová Loď / Jazz Boat – The traditional boat cruise from Bratislava to Devín and back will be accompanied by jazz music of Peter Lipa and the Traditional Club.
Starts: June 27, 17:00; personal harbour. Admission: €13. Tel: 02/5923-2226 (0908/111-065); www.jazz.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Hip Hop Žije – This event presents an overview of the hip-hop scene in Slovakia (and the Czech Republic), featuring performers Prago Union, Gramo Rokkaz, Delik, Zverina, Ektor, Tafrob and more.
Starts: June 27-29; Zlaté Piesky complex. Admission: €20.85. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
ETHNIC DANCE: Galavečer Írskych Tancov – Gala Evening of Irish Dances – The event commemorates Maura Shanahan, a champion of Irish dance, and is part of the Bratislava Feis, the first world championship in Irish dance held in Slovakia.
Starts: June 27, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Only Open Air Festival – The dance music festival brings foreign and local DJs, like Sander van Doorn, Judge Jules, Omnia (Ukraine), Rehab, Jaydee and more.
Starts: June 28, 16:00. Admission: €29-€39. More info: www.predpredaj.sk.
INLINE SKATING: Bratislava Inline – The 11th year of the regular city inline-skate ride on Fridays begins on June 27, and runs through Petržalka.
Starts: June 27, 20:00; Petržalka (between the Aupark Shopping Centre and Sad Janka Kráľa). Admission: free. More info: www.bratislava-inline.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: 7 Years Swing Society Orchestra Party – The 7th anniversary of the Swing Society Orchestra is a good occasion to play their repertoire, the music of big orchestras of the 1940s and 50s.
Starts: June 26, 20:30; ART Club Café Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €8. Tel: 0918/724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.
GASTRONOMY: Bratislava Culinary Days – The series of ‘street food’ events continues with seasonal fruit, strawberries and the products made from them.
Starts: June 26-28, Primate’s Palace. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
JAZZ: Letná Jazzová Dielňa – Koncert Lektorov / Summer Jazz Workshop - Lectors’ Concert – Karel Ruzicka (US/CZ-sax), Michal Bugala (SK-guitar), Robert Balzar (CZ-bass, double bass), Pavel Wlosok (US/CZ-piano, harmonium), Daniel Čačija (HR-vocals) and Peter Solárik (SK-drums) are part of the Summer Jazz Workshop and will demonstrate their skills in a public concert.
Starts: June 29, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
EXHIBITION: Zábavný Nábytok do Každého Bytu / Funny Furniture for Every Flat – Dušan Voštenák, an architect and designer, combines his skills and specialisations in playful taborets and stools that define the room and command attention.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until July 6; Satelit, Hurbanove kasárne (Hurban’s Barracks), Kollárovo Square 10. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/110-247; www.sdc.sk
ORIENTAL DANCE: Bellydancers II – The ‘dance evening of the Alishaba Studio’ presents various styles of Oriental dance, from classics, veil dance, through burlesque and silk fan dance to drum solo, tribal and Port de Bras.
Starts: June 23, 19:00; Záhrada Centre of Independent Culture / centrum Nezávislej Kultúry, SNP Square (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €2. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk.
MODERN DANCE: 1 + 1 + 1 – Tanečný Večer / Dance Evening – The Tanečné Divadlo Alternatív (TAD) dance theatre presents the work of amateur dancers meeting in the Labyrint venue in Žilina to create choreographies in contemporary dance and Lindy Hop, led by Zuzana Juhásová (contemporary dance) and Tetiana Lapenko (Lindy Hop).
Starts: June 26, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská Cesta 3. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 041/5005-064; www.stanica.sk.
FOLKLORE: 49. Horehronské Dni Spevu a Tanca / 49th Upper-Hron Days of Singing and Dancing – One of the oldest folklore festivals in Slovakia offers an overview of the folklore traditions from mainly central Slovakia, while also luring troupes from abroad. Accompanying events include traditional crafts, Slovak cuisine, regional customs, ethnographic exhibitions, dance events and more.
Starts: June 27-29, Stredoslovenské Osvetové Stredisko, Dolná 35. Admission: various, free-€5. More info: www.helpa.sk, www.sosbb.sk.
FOLKLORE: Cassovia Folkfest 2014 – Folklore festival in the streets of Košice brings an attempt of mass dancing the Karička dance, Slovak and foreign folklore ensembles, a traditional crafts’ market, jazz concert, dance show representing various styles (Orient, US country dances, hip-hop, India, street dance) night torch march, fire show, and more.
Starts: June 25-28; various outdoor and indoor sites. Admission: various. More info: www.folkfest.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Virtuoso – Concert of the National Youth Orchestra, Virtuoso, is part of the VI. year of the international festival of youth orchestras and choirs Šengenský Poludník / Schengen Meridian and offers a children’s ensemble from Slovakia led by Igor Dohovič.
Starts: June 29, 19:00; Grand Hotel Bellevue, Horný Smokovec. Admission: free. More info: www.sengenskypoludnik.eu.
GOLF: Den Otvorených Dverí / Open Day – The Black Stork golf course offers a taste of this sport for beginners, lending golf clubs and a basket of balls – and an instructor for lessons. Registration in advance is necessary. Another activity offered is Nordic walking with coaches.
Starts: June 29, 16:00 (and also July 27, Aug 31 and Sep 28); Black Stork course. Admission: free. Tel: 052/4661-806; email@example.com.
LIVE MUSIC: Nestville Open Day – Another open day in the historical folklore exposition in Nestville Park offers a music programme with IMT Smile, Polemic, Peter Cmorík, Bacil a Rakby and Heľenine Oči.
Starts: June 28, 13:30; Nestville Park, Hniezdne 471. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk; www.nestvillepark.sk.
RUN: VSE City Run 2014 – This daylong programme on stage, features an eight-hour-long non-stop benefit run on a treadmill, a running race as well as live music from the Chiki Liki Tu-A band and a tombola.
Start: June 26, 10:00; behind St Egid Church. Admission: €2 (registration), free for onlookers. More info: www.cityrun.sk.
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Hevhetia Festival 2014 – The Summer Music festival Hevhetia presents the production of the label Hevhetia, this time focusing more on jazz. However, the first concert offers Gregorian chanting by a local choir, Voces Gregorianes Cassovienses.
Starts: June 26, 19:00; St Elisabeth Cathedral. Admission: free. More info: www.hevhetiafest.sk.
GOLD WASHING: Zlatá Horúčka v Múzeu / Gold Rush in Museum – In the Island of Culture – Open Zone 1, anyone can try their hand at gold washing. Registration in advance is necessary.
Starts: June 25, 10:00; Eastern-Slovak Museum (Východoslovenské Múzeum), Námestie Maratónu Mieru 2. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 055/6220-309; 0917/965-016; www.vsmuzeum.sk.
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MULTI-GENRE FESTIVAL: Dni Moldavy a Večery Kráľov /Days of Moldova and Nights of Kings – The event within the Terra Incognita project is a festival of music, history, theatre and legends about kings, wine, gastronomy and crafts – all revolving around four kings who were somehow connected with this town.
Starts: June 27-29; various sites. Admission: free. More info: www.ajdnes.sk.
23. Jun 2014 at 0:00 | Zuzana Vilikovská