Countrywide events

Tips for cultural, sport and social events between March 6 and March 15

Collegium Wartberg will play within Bratislava Goes Classical series.Collegium Wartberg will play within Bratislava Goes Classical series.(Source: Courtesy of BaGoClassical)




FILM/PERFORMANCE: Peter Kubelka – Language of Food – The unique project of world-renowned Austrian experimental film-maker, Peter Kubelka, explores the connection between film, food and means of expressive. On March 5, his movie Fragments will be screened, on March 6, the lecture Language of Film and screening of films – while on March 16, another lecture will be organised. Starts: March 5-6, 20:00; Mladosť cinema. Admission: free. More info:


JAZZ: Milo Suchomel Trio – The jazz trio (M. Suchomel-saxophone, Ľuboš Šrámek-piano, Pavol Bereza-guitar) will play standards, bossa-novas and their own compositions. Starts: March 6, 21:00; Rustique, Obchodná 7. Admission: free. Tel/booking: 048/605-809;  


OPERA: Charles Gounod – Romeo and Juliet – The drame lyrique opera in 5 acts, in French language, premieres in the Slovak national theatre (SND), as directed by Slovenian director Diego de Brea, conducted by Rastislav Štúr and performed by Evy Hornyáková, Katarína Juhásová-Štúrová, Ľubica Vargicová, Maxim Kutsenko, Jitak Sapara-Fischerová, and others. Starts: March 6, 19:00; March 8, 18:00; New SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €10-€35. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or


LIVE MUSIC: Chiki Liki Tu-a – The alternative band from Prešov embarked on a tour in spring 2015 marking its 20th anniversary, making a stop also in the capital. Starts: March 7, 20:30; Randal Club, (Majestic Music Club), Karpatská 2. Admission: €8 (in advance,€10. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Voci da camera – The series of vocal concerts continues with the recital of mezzosoprano Monika Fabianová, baritone Sergej Tolstov and pianists Branko Ladič and Róbert Pechanec. Starts: March 8, 17:00; SND historical building, Hviezdoslavova 1. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bratislava Goes Classical is a series that brings top perfromers to the Slovak capital, this time offering Piano Quintets featuring Collegium Wartberg with Dalibor Karvay on violin, Zuzan Bouřová on viola, Jozef Podhoranský on cello Ján Krigovský on double bass, Eva Cáhová on piano playing J.N. Hummel: Piano quintet in E flat minor, Op. 87 and Franz Schubert: Piano quintet in A Major, “The Trout”, D. 667. Starts: March 10, 19:00; small hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 4. More info:


FILM FESTIVAL: Visegrad Film Forum – The film festival comprising Visegrad Four countries (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary) boasts film-makers of all V4 countries as well as other countries (Matthieu Darras, Oscar-laureate Christopher Newman) as guests. It also includes parties at KC Dunaj. Starts: March 11-14; Mladosť cinema, Film Faculty of VŠMU, KC Dunaj. Admission/accreditation: €20-€30. More info:


FOLKLORE/THEATRE: Slovak Christmas – Dance performance on how the world was created, written by Juraj Hamar, choreographed by Ladislav Cmorej, directed by Juraj Nvota, and performed by the SĽUK folklore troupe. Starts: March 12, 19:00; SĽUK Theatre, Balkánska 31 (Rusovce). Admission: €8. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: The Sounds of Boney M project, featuring Sheyla Bonnick of the original band, will play a host of eternal hits like Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl or Daddy Cool at their Bratislava concert. They wil lbe supported by students of local conservatory and afterwards, an oldies’ disco will unwind. Starts: March 12, 19:00; Hant Aréna (Sports Hall), Trnavská 29. Admission: €14.99. More info:; 


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Slovak Philharmonic will play with young Japanese cellist Dai Miyata, performing the works of György Ligeti, Sergei Prokofiev and  Antonín Dvořák. Starts: March 12-13, 19:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €8-€11. Tel: 02/2047- 5233;


FRENCH-FILM FESTIVAL: Créme de la Créme – The second year of the festival of French movies brings movies like Three Hearts, Sils Maria, and others, including films for children and the Video-on-Demand offer by selected TV operators. Starts: March 12-18; Kino Film Europe (and other Slovak cities later). More info:  


TRAVEL FILM FEST: Hory a mesto – Alpine climber David Lama, top slacklinist, Czech Anna Kuchařová and famous US climber Sasha DiGiulian are foreign guests of the international film festival that revolves around mountains, climbing, extreme and adrenaline sports, and more including lectures, exhibitions and accompanying events. Starts: March 13-21; Cinema City, Aupark shopping park, Einsteinova. Admission: €2-€4.50. More info:  . 


MUSIC FESTIVAL/AWARDS: Radio-Head Awards is a famous prize given by experts and popular poll to the best Slovak musicians in several categories. In recent years, it is preceded by a music festival offering the crème de la crème of the Rádio FM and Rádio Devín radio stations, mostly in classical, jazz, film and experimental music. Starts: March 13 (190:00)-14 (16:00); Slovak radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: free. March 15 (awards bestowed), 19:00; Old Market Hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €8. More info:   


OPERA: Gioacchino Rossini: La donna del lago /The Lady of the Lake – The opera by Rossini will be broadcast live from the Metropolitan opera, as directed by Paul Currano, with JoyceDiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez, Daniela Barcellona, John Osborn, and others. Starts: March 14, 18:45; Divadlo Aréna theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/6720-2550 or  


JAZZ: Baritone saxophone player Erik Rothenstein who plays Latino-jazz combined with mainstream jazz will launch his new album, with a concert also involving M. Motýľ, O. Juraši, P. Bereza, Ľ. Šrámek, V. Máčaj, E. Portela, M. Ševčík. Starts: March 14, 19:30; Štúdio 12, Jakubovo Sqaure Divadelný ústav, Jakubovo nám. 12. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Prešporské swingové večery with Fats Jazz Band – The Pressburg Swing Evenings offer music of the 1920s to 1940s, with a course of period dances, music of those times and also the touch of period dress-code and atmosphere. Starts: March 15, 19:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 0911/193-382;    


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Early music, focused on the Czech composer and bandmaster Samuel Capricornus, will be performed on period instruments by Solamente Naturali (Miloš Valent, Rita Papp, Marek Špelina, Stanislav Bartko, Andrej Štafura, Ľuba Habart, Peter Vrbinčík and Michal Sťahel), as well as works of Vivaldi, Händl, Bach, Purcell, Scarlatti, Lully and Rameau. Starts: March 15, 18:15; Slovak national gallery, Esterházy palace, Ľ. Štúra Square 4. Admission: €2-€4. More info:


EXHIBITION: Od súmraku do úsvitu – From Dusk To Dawn – Ján Vasilko is Slovak artist from Humenné, and this exhibition displays the past five years of his work, inspired by constructivism and cubism but enhanced in an absurd-dada and poetic-surrealistic touch. Open: daily except for Mon 13.00 hod.-18.00 until March 15; Galéria Z, Zichy palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. More info:


PHOTO EXHIBITION: Marek Piasecki – Photography 1956-1960 – The less-known expat-Polish photographer Piasecki who was persecuted by the communist regime has his works exhibited in the Polish Institute in Bratislava. Open: weekdays 10:00-16:00 until March 17; Polish Institute, SNP Square 27. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443- 2030;





CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina performs the works of Sylvie Bodorová, Schumann and Mozart, with Czech Ivan Ženatý on violin and conducted by Polish Pawel Przytocki. Starts: March 12, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€10. More info:





OPERA: Manon lescaut – The famous opera by Giacomo Puccini will premiere in the State Theatre in Košice, conducted by Marian Lejava, directed by Peter Gábor and performed by Lucie Kašpárková, Janette Zsigová, Ludovic Kendi, Marián Lukáč, and others. Starts: March 13-14, 19:00; SDKE historical building, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€15. Tel: 055/2452-269, -260;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Prešov Musical Spring – The 56th year of the music festival will be opened by LenART with Japan ARTists: Nao Higano (soprano), Yukiko Sawa (piano), LenART Quartet (Barbora Lenártová, Róbert Lenárt, Peter Olejár, and Zuzana Ďurčeková) playing works of Kósaku Yamada, Leoš Janáček, Akira Nakata, Rentaro Taki, Tadashi Manjohme, Yoko Kanno,  Mikuláš Schneider – Trnavský, Ilja Zeljenka and Antonín Dvořák. Starts: March 15, 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Afmission: €2-€4. More info:,

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