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Jane Eyre in SNDJane Eyre in SND (Source: Jakub Jíra)


Within its “Bring your foreigner along” project, the drama section of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) offers some of its pieces with English subtitles: The Buddenbrooks (a family saga written by Thomas Mann and directed by Roman Polák) on January 7 and 8, British classic turned into a theatre piece, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (directed by Marián Amsler) on January 10, and a dramatisation of Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary (directed by Eduard Kudláč)on January 11. The Carpathian Thriller on January 11, directed by Roman Polák, is an original Slovak play, a documentary drama striving to depict the memorable events in Slovakia, connected to corruption, cronyism, and the grey economy.
Starts: Jan 7 (19:00)-8 (10:00) The Buddenbrooks; Jan 10 (19:00) Jane Eyre; Jan 11 (18:00, Hall of Drama) Madame Bovary; Jan 11 (18:00, Studio) Carpathian Thriller; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €5-€17. Tel. 02/2049-4290 or

DJs Diablo & Krto play popular pieces of 1980s and 1990s mixed with the most contemporary sets, comprising genres such as indie, glamour and electro-pop.
Starts: Jan 9, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info:

Apart from the artificial ice rink in Hviezdoslavovo Square, children and adults can go ice-skating at the Ondrej Nepela ice stadium (Wed, Thurs, Fri 16:00-17:30, weekends 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00); Dúbravka ice stadium, Harmincova 2 (Tue 16:00-17:30; Sat 16:15-17:45, 18:30-20:00, Sun 9:45-11:15, 17:30-19:00); Vladimír Dzurilla ice stadium, Ružinovská 4 – mobile ice rink Radosť complex, Štrkovec (Mon 12:30-19:00, Tues, Wed, Thurs 12:30-17:00, weekends 10:00-17:00).
Admission: free (Štrkovec, Hviezdoslavovo for children under 12), €1 (Hviezdoslavovo), €1.20-€2.20 (Ondrej Nepela ice stadium), €1.20-€2 (Dúbravka ice stadium). More information:;

A special concert of sacral choirs and Christmas music (Arcangelo Corelli, Adam Michna of Otradovice, Dvořák, Mozart, and Händel) performed by the Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal and Cantus choir, led and conducted by Ewald Danel and choir-master Juraj Jartim, will take place in a modern church in Ružinov.
Starts: Jan 11, 18:00; St Vincent de Paul Church, Tomášikova, Ružinov. Admission: €5. Tel: 2/2047- 5233;

Rock in Museum – Within the series that brings blues and rock musicians to the museum of trade, the Marco Mendoza Band led by famous US bass player Mendoza will present an overview of his works from various periods of his life and career.
Starts: Jan 9, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167;

Regional pig-killing at Zochova chata (Lodge) – The event gives a chance to those who would like to discover local traditions without being forced to breed a porker, and it includes watching skilled Slovaks doing the job, tasting mulled wine, fresh sausages, and a programme of folk music and competitions for audiences.
Starts: Jan 10, 10:00; outer terrace of Zochova chata Hotel, Zochova chata, Modra-Piesok. More info:

Slovak band Serpico Acoustic – Román Kovács (congos, bongos, cajon), Peter Zajaček (guitar), Erik Šulc (guitar vocals) – joined forces with another Slovak grouping, Gonsofus (live-looping/live-drums duo) to give a concert, followed by a disco selection of Shabba Kong (reggae, rubadub, new-roots, dancehall, etc.).
Starts: Jan 9, 22:00; Re:Fresh Club, Ventúrska 5. More info:

Next Generation Jam – Dance battle in break-dance style – Breaking Battle (bboying battle) 2015: DJ Miniboj (Hasta La Muerte) versus MC Otec Mirec (Cooltorock); judges: Samfopaa (Quassit), Twister (Hasta La Muerte), Tino (The Pastels). Categories are 1VS1; Kids Battle; 2VS2 Battle.
Starts: Jan 10, 15:00, Dúbravka House of Culture, Saratovská 2/A. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/6920-3030; ; registration

Two exhibitions – Matúš Maťátko: Hrdinovia, Idoly a Ľudia / Heroes, Idols and People; and Autorská serigrafia / Authorial Serigraphy – present large-sized linocuts of Slovak graphic artist Maťátko and a selection of works by Slovak artists (Matúš Maťátko & Andrea Bartošová, Alexandra Barth, Ivan Csudai, Michal Czinege, Mira Gáberová, Andrea Jančovičová, Patrícia Koyšová, Monika Pascoe Mikyšková, Géza Németh, Daniela Olejníková, Dorota Sadovská, Rastislav Sedlačík, Erik Šille, Laco Teren & Jozef Jankovič, Miroslav Cipár, Juraj Meliš, Marián Mudroch and Klára Bočkayová) from the collection of Paľo Marek.
Open: Wed-Fri 16:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until Jan 18; Gagarinka Gallery, Gagrinova 10A (opposite Lidl). Admission: free. Tel: 0908 201 507;

The Bratislava City Gallery (GMB) presents documentary photos of Russian photographer Yuri Kozyrev in his first-ever Slovak presentation, offering a selection of colour photos from the last 14 years focused mostly on wars and conflicts (including the infamous terrorist operation in the Beslan school) from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Kashmir, Syria, etc.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until Feb 1; Mirbach Palace of GMB, Františkánske Square 11. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/5443- 1556(-8);


Epiphany Evening in the Swing Rhythm – Trojkráľový večer v rytme swingu – Nine members of the Fats Jazz Band will play music going back to 1930s and 1940s – swing.
Starts: Jan 8, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, House of Art, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €10. More info:


Mobile ice rink is open for the public during school holidays, as well as on weekends.
Open: weekdays/weekends 10:00-12:00; 13:00-15:00; 16:00-18:00; Sports- and entertainment complex T-Systems, Alejová 2. Admission: €0.50-€1 (€1.50 for rental of skates). Tel: 055/642 07 45, 0918/340 128;

Novoročný koncert Košice / New Year’s Concert Košice – State Theatre Košice begins the year 2015 with a concert offering a medley of songs from operettas and musicals, by Smetana, Emmerich Kálmán, Franz Lehár, Johan Strauss, Alexander Aliabyev, Leroy Anderson, Frederick Loewe, Gejza Dusík and Jacques Offenbach.
Starts: Jan 8, 19:00; State Theatre Košice, historical building, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€15. Tel: 055/2452-269, -260;

Mini-snowboarding park offers a snowboarding school for children aged 3 to 6, between January 6 and 9, led by professionals.
Starts: Jan 6-9; 11:00-19:00; Burton Riglet Park, Aupark Shopping Center Košice, Námestie osloboditeľov. Admission: free. More info:

Novoročný concert / New Year’s Concert – The Slovak State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) launches the year 2015 with a concert comprising arias, duets and waltzes composed by Franz Lehár, F. Von Suppé, and Emmerich Kálmán performed by ŠfK and soloists – Ulpiana Aliaj-soprano, Thomas Paul-tenor, and conducted by Peter Valentovič.
Starts: Jan 11, 19:00; ŠfK, House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €8-€12. Tel: 055/6220 -763;

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