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Tips for cultural, sport and social events between March 13 and March 20

Martin Srb, Covered Piano exhibition, Typo & Ars gallery, Bratislava(Source: Courtesy of TypoArs)

Western SLOVAKIA

 

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Norman Beaker – Rock in the Museum – Within the series that brings blues and rock musicians to the museum of trade, UK guitarist Norman beaker will play the blues. Starts: March 13, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava

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 www.divadloarena.sk.  

Bratislava

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: www.citylife.sk.   

Bratislava

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: www.citylife.sk. 

Bratislava

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; www.hlava22.sk.   

Bratislava

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: www.solamentenaturali.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Three Medieval Tenors - The project of John Potter, Christopher O’Gorman and Roger Covey-Crump is a fascinating return to the age of cathedrals from the 13th century. The guide on this journey is a conductus, a connection of medieval music and poetry, with texts telling stories about God and love, but also death and unrighteousness. A series of recordings of the former members of The Hilliard Ensemble and Christopher O’Gorman for the prestigious British label Hyperion has met with a positive response. Starts: March 16, 19:00; St Martin’s Cathedral. More info: www.bagoclassical.sk.

Bratislava

THEATRE: Reality’s Neighbour / Cirkus Mlejn - The Czech theatre Cirkus Mlejn organizes philosophical buffoonery of Swedish performer Kajsi Bohlin, Reality’s Neighbour. Starts: March 16, 19:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: €5-€7. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

FILM/HAPPENING: Austrian experimental filmmaker Peter Kubelka explores the origins, roots and possibilities of film, giving a lecture on March 16 on the Language of Food – cooking as an origin of art, connected with a performance. Starts: March 16, 20:00; Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 17. Admission:  free. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Slovak Philharmonic, together with International Holland Music Sessions, brings Eduard Šístek on cello, Sophiko Simsive on piano – playing Beethoven, Dvořák, and Šostakovič; with Lee Dionne on piano playing Ravel. Starts: March 17, 19:00; Slovak Philharmonic, Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 4. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Italian progressive-rock band Goblin will come to Slovakia within its Profondo Rosso tour, performing in Bratislava with local Persona Grata band. Starts: March 18, 19:30; Ateliér Babylon, NP Square 14. Admission: €12.50-€20. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Zrní – One of the bands recently discovered by Czech reviewers and the wider public has been playing together for 12 years already, gradually switching from remakes and cover versions to its own rock compositions. Starts: March 18, 20:00; Randal Club, Majestic Music Club), Karpatská 2. Admission: €8 (www.predpredaj.sk). More info: www.majestic.sk.

Bratislava

MODERN DANCE: Bakkheia – Dancing on the Edge – the Slovak-Czech-Hungarian project choreographed and directed by Petr Šavel is a dance performance oscillating on the edge of madness and brilliance, focusing on the phenomenon of communication.  Starts: March 18, 19:00; Štúdio 12, Jakubovo Square Divadelný ústav. Admission: €5-€7.More info: www.citylife.sk.   

Bratislava

OPERA: Salome - SALOME, the one-act opera premiered more than 100 years ago, hails the 150th anniversary of its composer, Richard Strauss. Directed by German Hans-Joachim Ruckhäberle, musically rehearsed and conducted by head of the SND opera, Friedrich Haider (alternately with Ondrej Olos); stage design by Uwe Kuckertz and Helmut Staubach, costumes by Ngozi Unamba-Oparah; with choreographer Igor Holováč. The cast includes Jan Vacík as Herodes, Denisa Hamarová as Herodias, Jolana Fogašová as Salome), Anton Keremidtchiev / Pavol Remenár as Jochanaan (John the Baptist), and Tomáš Juhás as Narraboth. Starts: March 18, 19:00; SND new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €6-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Quasars Ensemble – The ensemble performing classical music will play the works of Maurice Ravel (Introduction et Allegro), Nikolaj Roslavec (Nocturne), Ladislav Holoubek (Trio), Vincent D'Indy (Suite dans le style ancient) with Hungarian harpist Klára Bábel. Starts: March 19, 19:00; Polish Institute, SNP Square 27. Tel: 02/5443- 2030; www.polinst.sk.

Bratislava

WORLD MUSIC/DRUMMING SESSION: Jamadan – African Drumming Show in Bratislava – The Slovak band Jamadan plays African rhythms on percussions, its own as well as traditional tunes, and offers a joint drumming session in the end. Starts: March 19, 19:30; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €5. More info: www.hlava22.sk, www.jamadan.sk.   

Bratislava

FILM: Café Session – V tichu / In Silence – The film of Czech director Zdeněk Jiráský, premiered at the film festival in Karlsbad, has no dialogues. It shows the fates of five Jewish musicians, as stressed by the music of Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov. At its screening in Ticho (Silence) theatre, it will be attended by film producer Lívia Filusová. Starts: March 20, 19:00; Ticho a spol., Školská 13. Tel: 0918/328-733; www.tichoaspol.sk.

Bratislava

BALLET: Swan Lake - The classic ballet by composer Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa, rarely disappears from the repertoire of most ballet ensembles. It is on the Slovak National Theatre’s schedule, offering the staging of choreographer Rafael Georgi, conducted by Martin Leginus and performed by Romina Kolodziej, Orazio di Bella, Adrian Ducin, and others. Starts: March 20, 19:00; SND new building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €10-€20. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

FILM FESTIVAL: Febiofest – International film festival brings movies of Slovak, Czech and world cinematography to Slovak theatres, starting in Bratislava cinemas. Starts: March 20-26; various cinemas. Admission: €2-€4. More info: www.febiofest.sk.

Bratislava

WORLD MUSIC: Ponte Pardo – The band brings a mixture of flamenco-pop-rock-jazz styles, offering tombola and a Latino DJ fiesta. Starts: March 20, 19:30; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €5-€10. More info: www.hlava22.sk, www.flamenco.sk.

Bratislava

CAT SHOW: The most beautiful cats from many countries will be shown in the Ružinov house of culture and compete for the titles of international champion. Starts: March 20-22, 16:00 (22), 10:00; DK Ružinov (Ružinov House of Culture), Ružinovská ul. 28. Tel.: 02/4333 0523, www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

BLUES FESTIVAL: Livin’ Blues – A mixture of authentic and modern blues will create the sounds of the 23rd year of the festival, with US Sugar Blood Jinx and Slovak/Czech Petra Börnerová Trio, compelled by Slovak musicians The Butchers, Tásler Pufo Band, East Beat and Peter Lipa. Starts: March 21, 16:30; DK Lúky House of Culture, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €12 (in advance)-€15. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www.kzp.sk.

Bratislava

MODERN DANCE: Choreographic Factory & Improjam – The performance consists of several “work in progress” pieces and enables debate on developing projects, with an improvised dance session at the end. Starts: March 22, 20:00; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 0905/969-105; www.elledanse.sk.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Peter Čepec and Martin Srb, both celebrating their 60th anniversary, exhibit a selection of their works in a selection called Covered Piano, with Viera Čepcová also presenting her jewels and bijouterie. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until March 29. Admission: free. Typo & Ars Gallery, Roľnícka 349. Tel: 02/4371-1988, www.typoars.sk.  

Bratislava

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: www.galeria-z.sk.

Bratislava

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; www.polinst.sk.

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: In_Progress – The exhibition of students of the studio of ceramics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava shows their pottery, ceramics and design artworks, from traditional to modern. Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until March 22; Satelit, Hurbanove kasárne (Hurban’s Barracks), Kollárovo Square 10. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/110-247; www.sdc.sk.


Bratislava

ETHNO PARTY: International Hawaii Party offers a tropical atmosphere in mid spring Bratislava, with a flower garland (for costume) at the entrance, with expected music and attendance by people from more than 90 countries. Starts: March 19, 22:00-05:00; Club Bratislava, Rybné Sqaure 1. More info: info@internationals.sk; www.facebook.com/events/966608866697783.

Bratislava

ASTRONOMY/OBSERVATIONS: Observing a partial eclipse with an astronomical telescope. Up to 62 percent of the sun will be hidden. Starts: March, 20, 9:30. Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie. Admission: 2-3.50€. More information: www.snm.sk.

 

Nové Mesto nad Váhom

JAZZ: Ian Ritchie, UK saxophonist presents his recent SOHO project in Slovakia, making a stop also in the Blue Note. Starts: March 20, 20:00; Blue Note Jazz and Music Club, J. Hašku 18. Tel: 0902/608-912; www.bluenote.sk.

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

Žilina

WORLD MUSIC: Hudba sveta – Music of the World – The “zero” year of the new festival of world music brings Israeli singer of Palestine ethnicity, Mira Awad accompanied by New Zealand guitar player Gordon Tama, with Breton-Slovak band Roc’hann that plays famous Breton songs and ethno music. Two days earlier, the festival features a concert of Balkansambel troupe with Armenian guests, Karin Sarkisjan and David Yengibarian. On March 20, the SĽUK folklore ensemble joints forces with Pacora Trio, Marek Pastírik and Ján Šicko within the musical project Ornaments. Starts: March 19, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3; March 20, 19:00; Fatra House of Art; March 21, 19:00; City Theatre, Horný Val 3. Admission: €5-6 (March 19), €13 (March 20); €6 (March 21). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk, www.balkansambel.com

Žilina

WORLD MUSIC: Balkansambel (Marek Pastírik; Martin Noga; Juraj Hodas; Andrej Rázga; Peter Vaňouček; Martin Králik;  Zuzana Burianová; Viktória Kovalčíková; Anna Bomborová) is a troupe of musicians combining Slovak folklore roots with Balkan traditions, giving concerts across Slovakia. This time, they will get the blood of visitors at the Bar Museum in Martin boiling. Starts: March 18, 20:00; Bar Museum, SNM building, Malá Hora 2. Admission: €7. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.  

Banská Bystrica

TRAVEL FESTIVAL: Cestou Necestou – The travel festival literally travels around 15 of Slovakia’s cities and towns between March 7 and 29, also making a stop in Banská Bystrica. Starts: March 18, 17:00; Záhrada - Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). More info: www.zahradacnk.skwww.cestounecestou.sk.   

Banská Bystrica

PARTY/CLUBBING: Don Diablo – Another famous global name to visit Slovakia is DJ Don Diablo, offering his hits in the Beatport 10 Chart and famous remixes of Ed Sheerna, Jessie J, and more. Starts: March 20, 21:00; Ministry of Fun, Na Troskách 25 (Europa SC). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Prešov

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: www.kamdomesta.sk, www.pkopresov.sk.

Košice

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; www.sdke.sk

Košice

GASTRONOMY: Chuť Francúzska – The Taste of France – The gastronomy event in Olive Tree Restaurant will be part of a global project of celebrating French gastronomy, offering a selection of menus, desserts and wines. Starts: March 19, 18:00; Olive Tree Restaurant, Hlavná 1. Admission: €79 per menu. Tel: 0905/878-369; www.doubletree-kosice.com

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