Countrywide events

Tips for cultural, sport and social events between February 27 and March 8

Organ player János PálúrOrgan player János Pálúr(Source: Courtesy of SF)

Western Slovakia


CLASSICAL MUSIC: (Malá) nočná hudba – (Little) Night Music – The concert organised by three students of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) brings the works of three composers: Claude Debussy, David Watkins and Yiruma. Starts: Feb 27, 20:30 Dvorana concert hall of VŠMU, Zochova 1. More info:


DANCE: The premiere of dance group Partia, to the music of Banda, Hudba Michala Nogu, Michal Pagáč and Muzička is choreographed by V. Michalko, A. Lincke and A. Oláh. Stylised dances inspired by traditional folklore. Starts: Feb 27, 19:00; K Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €7. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or    


LIVE MUSIC: Katy Perry – The Prismatic World Tour makes a stop also in Bratislava, to present the latest production of the famous music star. Starts: Feb 27, 19:00; Slovnaft Arena, (Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €59-€259. Tel: 02/5293-3321;


DANCE/THEATRE: Watch – The dance/theatre performance in its premiere shows the motif of watching, following, spying as a game, from useful sides to the darkest side. Starts: Feb 28, 20:00; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€7. Tel: 0905/969-105;


OPERA: Vincenzo Bellini – The Puritans – Old Scottish romantic story, re-told by Italian classical belcanto style, is directed by Pavol Smolík and casts Ľubica Vargicová, Denisa Šlepkovská, Oto Klein, Ján Galla, Ján Babjak, Jozef Benci, and Aleš Jenis. Starts: Feb 28, 19:00; old Slovak National theatre building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Admission: €7-€30. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or


BIRD-WATCHING/NATURE: The owl-watching on March 1 and 3 and watching of water birds at Hrušovo dam (March 1) can be done as guided by people (also English-speaking) from the travel agency. Starts: March 1, 3 (19:30 Patrónka bus stop), March 1 (8:10 under SNP Bridge, bus stop No 91, or 9:00 Areál Vodných Športov in Čunovo stop). Admission: free. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: A Sunday organ concert brings Hungarian virtuoso János Pálúr, playing his own compositions as well as the works of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Dezsö Antalffy-Zsiross; Maurice Duruflé and Zoltán Kodály (transcribed for the organ by János Pálúr). Starts: March 1, 16:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Tel: 02/2047- 5233;


ART/DEBATE: Private Nationalism – The series of four debates and four short exhibitions brings, in this edition, the issue of Fear as presented in the case of Ukraine-Russia. Hosted by Fedor Blaščák, it will feature discussions (in English) with Rabbi Misha Kapustin, art historian Suzana Milewska, and artist Tomáš Rafa. Exhibiting artists are Anca Benera – Arnold Estefan; Daya Cahen; Izolyatsia – platform for cultural initiatives; Nikita Kadan; Svätopluk Mikyta; Kristina Norman; Nikolay Oleynikov (Chto delat); Oleksiy Radynski; Tomáš Rafa and Joanna Rajkowska.  Starts: March 3, 17:30; exhibition March 3-7 daily 12:00-20:00; Open Gallery, Baštová 5. Admission: free. More info: 02/5441-3316;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Duo Alterno – The vocal-piano duo combines pianist Riccardo Piacentini and soprano Tiziana Scandaletti performing works from the 18th century to now, playing in Bratislava the works of Alfredo Casella; Riccardo Piacentini; Alberto Colla; Adriano Guarnieri; and Francesco Paolo Tosti. Starts: March 4, 19:00; small concert hall of HTF, Zochova 1. Admission: free. More info:


FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Language Café – Every first Wednesday of the month, lovers of foreign languages and cultures can meet and discuss with others- in Bulgarian, or other languages, with representatives of foreign cultural institutes in Bratislava. Starts: March 4, 17:30; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 4. Admission: free. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Ben Poole Band – Within the Rock in the Museum cycle, Young UK blues guitarist Ben Poole will perform with his band. Starts: March 4, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167;


LIVE MUSIC: The United States Army Europe Band and Chorus – The Sounds of America winter concert series 2015 makes a stop also in Bratislava, offering 1950s music as well as musicals, rock, pop and classical music as performed by the United States Army Europe Band and Chorus. Starts: March 5, 19:00; Big Concert Studio of Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: free, but tickets must be obtained at Ticketportal due to limited capacity. More info:


BLUES: Harmonikovica 2015 – The third year of the festival of harmonica festival features bluesmen and blues-bands Erich Boboš Procházka and Marek Wolf; Dura and Blues Club feat. Erich Boboš Procházka and Jakub Kuba Štepaník; Charlie Slavík; Peter Stojka; Filip Puchert Band; Kiero Grande; and The Butchers. Starts: March 6, 19:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €10. Tel: 0911/193-382;   


MUSIC FESTIVAL: Electronic beats – The event that takes place gradually in Warsaw, Bratislava, Prague and in Cologne, brings to the Slovak capital Archive, Young Fathers, Son Lux and Adi Ulmansky in a special line-up offering a good overview of progressive electronic music. Starts: March 6, 20:00, Refinery Gallery, Vlčie Hrdlo 1. Admission: €12 (in advance)-€18 ( Tel: 0918/666-633;


FILM FESTIVAL: The festival of Japanese films presents six contemporary movies, reflecting the various aspects of modern life in Japan, and opening the doors to the imaginary world. Starts: March 5-8, Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: free. More info:


FOLKLORE/DANCE: Ifjú Szovék (Young Hearts) – Cuckoo’s Egg – The dance/music performance breaks the traditional perception of what is folklore, while also hailing the 60 years of the ensemble of ethnic-Hunagrian folklore, Ifjú Szicék, and 15 years of its dance troupe. Starts: March 4-5, 19:00; Mestské Divadlo (City Theatre) P. O. Hviezdoslava, Laurinská 20. Admission: €13. Tel: 02/5293-3321 (0903/265-353);


EXHIBITION: Velvet Object of Desire – The exhibition that explores the world of the erotic and sensuality, brings also a debate (in Slovak) with artists Laco Teren, Jiří Olič and Šimon Ondruš. Other artists exhibiting include: Alžběta Bačíková, Petra Čížková, Andrej Dúbravský, Jana Farmanová, Patrik Illo, Katarína Janečková, Simona Janišová, Maija Laurinen, Miro Miklás, Slavomíra Ondrušová, Mauro Panichella, Zuzana Sabová, Viliam Slaminka, Adam Šakový, Martina Šperková. Starts: Feb 28, 17:00 (exhibition open until March 7); Gagarinka Gallery, Gagarinova 10A (opposite Lidl). Admission: free. Tel: 0908 201 507;  


EXHIBITION: Salón drevostavieb – the Salon of Wooden Constructions – The 10th year of a non-competitive show of modern wooden architecture of Slovakia and the Czech Republic is presented in the Austrian Cultural Forum. Open: weekdays 10:00-18:00 until March 6; Austrian Cultural Forum (RKF), Astoria Palace, Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500;




Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Roots – This performance, directed by the author of music Jozef Vlk and choreographed by Stanislava Vlčeková shows the story of two men wandering home, overcoming obstacles, and diverting from their direction. Starts: Feb 27, 19:00, Divadlo štúdio tanca, DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info:

Liptovský Mikuláš

JAZZ: Stories of Jazz – The series of jazz evenings this time invites the Martin Uherek Trio (Martin Uherek – sax; Peter Korman – bass; Pavol Blaho – drums) playing the 1950s style of jazz. Starts: Feb 28, 19:00, Reduta pub & restaurant & disco, 1. Mája 3903. Admission: €7. More info:



SPORT: evening ice-skating – Saturday afternoon skating on an artificial ice rink. Starts: Feb 28, 15:30 - 16:30; Ice Stadium Martin. More info:





JAZZ: Peter Lipa – Famous Slovak jazzman gives a concert with his son on keyboard, Michal Šinko on bass, Michal Fedor on drums and Mário "Gapa" Garbera on saxophone. Starts: March 5, 20:00; Smelly Cat café & bar, Zvonárska 6. Admission: €18. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: No Name Acoustic Tour 2014 – The Slovak rock band has tried acoustic versions of their hits, and the concerts were so popular that they now have a follow-up. Starts: March 7, 20:00; Spoločenský pavilón, Trieda SNP 61. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293-3321;


EXHIBITION: SALVADOR DALÍ, MARC CHAGALL, ANDRÉ DERAIN, RAOUL DUFY, JEAN CARZOU – The Tatra Gallery in Poprad marks its 55th anniversary with a special exhibition, presenting the original works of five French world renowned artists from the SARL Amnience France. The biggest part is that of Dalí. The whole selection exhibits their works in various genres. Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until March 22; Tatranská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €1-€1.50. More info:


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