Countrywide events

Spring Feast at the castle, Rock in the Museum, Day of motivating lectures, Jazz from New York, Dog show, Romeo and Juliet Ballet and much more for upcoming days.

Marcus MillerMarcus Miller(Source: Courtesy of Matej Šálek)




CLASSICAL MUSIC/EXHIBITION: The concert commemorating Professor Viliam Kořínek, founder of the Slovak Philharmonic, will be followed by an exhibition, lasting until June 2015, in the building of the SF. Starts: March 27 19:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Tel: 02/2047-5233;


LIVE MUSIC: Gonsofus Live & Juju Planet Dub – two less traditional but popular musical projects have joined forces – Gonsofus is a live-looping/ live drums duo; while Juju Planet Dub is a mix of dub, ethno, and dance music. Starts: March 27, 22:00; Re:fresh Club, Ventúrska 5. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Rock in the Museum – Supergroup – Batten, Hamm, Wackerman – is a US grouping playing progressive hardrock within the Rock in the Museum project, bringing rock and blues to the Museum of Trade. Starts: March 27, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167;


LECTURE: Real Woman, inspiring women to be creative and brave, also in business, organises a day of motivating and enlightening discussions and lectures, with the lecture of British business coach and billionaire Sikhi Wahiwala planned for 18:00. Starts: March 28, 9:00 (S. Wahiwala 18:00); Tatra Hotel, Nám 1. Mája Square 5. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: (Little) Night Music / Malá nočná hudba – The project of students of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU) brings in its second concert minimalist and ambient compositions of Estonian Arvo Pärt, Erik Satie as performed by Barbora Tomášková, Kristína Smetanová and Peter Nágel (piano); Vladimíra Ščigulinská and Adam Szendrei (violin); Ľubomíra Verbovská cello. Starts: March 29, 20:30; Dvorana concert hall of VŠMU, Zochova 1. Admission: €1-€3. More info:  


LIVE MUSIC: Saxophone Syncopators – The unique saxophone quartet (Pavol Hoďa (soprano-alt saxphone, clarinet); Ján Gašpárek (alt saxophone); Ladislav Fančovič (tenor saxohone, arrangements); Frederika Babuliaková (baritone saxophone) specialises mainly in authentic performing of ragtime and arrangements for 4 saxophones from 1910s to 1920s. Starts: March 29, 20:00; St Germain, Rajská 7. Admission: €6. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Marcus Miller – Renowned multi-instrumentalist and bass player from New York comes to play within the City Sounds series, offering his unique mix of funk, rhythm&blues and modern jazz. Starts: March 29, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, NP Square 14.  Tel: 02/2090-1900;


ETHNO/WORLD MUSIC: Noche Flamenca – The already established Flamenco evening will this time host Spanish singer Felix de Lola from Sevilla and dancers Sandra la Chispa and La Liba. Starts: March 29, 19:00; Loď Café/Divadlo v podpalubí, Tyršovo embankment of Danube. Admission: €10. Tel: 0903/449-650;


DOG SHOW: The competition for most likeable dog will be attended also by “dog psychologist” Rudolf Desenský who will advise dog owners and trainers. Starts: March 29, 10:00; Game-keeper’s Lodge, Horský park. More info: 


BALLET: Romeo and Juliet – The staging of the classic ballet Rómeo a Júlia / Romeo and Juliet, inspired by the tragedy by William Shakespeare and set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, will be choreographed and directed by Massimo Moricone, conducted by Rastislav Štúr and characterised by dynamic and demanding dance with authentic acting. Starts: March 28-29, 19:00; new Slovak National Theatre (SND) building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€16. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Kompost 3 and Lukáš Oravec Quartet – Austrian funk band Kompost 3 and Slovak jazz grouping, Lukáš Oravec Quartet, join forces to play within the City Sounds project. Starts: March 30, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €8-€15. Tel: 02/2090-1900;


EXHIBITION: Kata Kissoczy – restART – The current exhibition of Slovak postmodernist artist, Kissoczy, presents her non-figural statues from the latest creative period. Open: Mon-Sat 12:00-18:00 until April 30; Galéria Z, Ventúrska 8. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/468-776; www. 


EXHIBITION/FOLKLORE: Valašky a fokoše / Hatchets and Folk Tradition in Slovakia - The exhibition of a rich collection of hatchets comes from the private collection of Jan Svetlik. It explores the specific phenomenon of Slovak folk tools, how a typical hatchet, the valaška, is called in surroundings countries, or, for instance, why one is decorated while another is not. The hatchet of legendary Juraj Jánošík, the most famous Carpathian outlaw, can also be found here. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00 until April 11; ÚĽUV gallery, Obchodná 64. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5273- 1349;

Červený Kameň Castle

EASTER: Jarné slávnosti / Spring  Feast – The Red Castle (Červený Kameň) presents the atmosphere of a spring feast, combining ancient folk traditions with Christian ones, while the decoration of the castle is also commemorative of Easter, spring rites, and more. Starts: April 3-6, every hour between 9.00 and 16:00; Červený Kameň, Častá (close to Bratislava). Admission: €3.50-€7. More info:

Schloss Hof / Austria

EASTER: Easter markets and Easter at a castle – During Easter, the Schloss Hof castle complex close to Slovakia hosts a typical market, complete with period music, workshops, crafts and even searching for the Easter bunny (April 5-6). Weekends, free shuttle bus from the Marchegg railway station. Starts: March 28-29; April 5-6; Schloss Hof. Admission: €3-€6 market, €5-€7 including the castle tour. More info:   





MARTIAL ARTS: Night of Fights 5 – The 5th year of this event brings fighters like Pavol Garaj (K1), Miroslav Kubáň (MMA), Pavel Svoboda (MMA), or Patryk Rogóž and Róbert Pukač, as well as Robert Burneika from Lithuania in ten professional bouts, as well as a host of amateur fights. Starts: March 28, 19:00; Koniareň sports hall. Admission: €9 (in advance)-€13. Tel: 0904/932-311,; 02 /5293-3321;

Bannská Bystrica

FILM FESTIVAL: Dámy a páni, prichádzame / Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Coming – The festival of documentary films by students will show some of the best works, already awarded at other festivals, including foreign ones. Starts: March 31, 19:30; cinema hall of the SNP Museum, Kapitulská 23. More info:  





OPERA: Artmax Opera: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – The unique partnership of Kurt Weil and Bertolt Brecht results, among other things, in this satire slamming morals, money, and pleasures in a fictitious city; it also includes the famous Alabama Song and many choirs. In a live broadcast from the Royal opera House in London, Kurt Streit, Christine Rice, Anne Sofie von Otter, Peter Hoare and Willard W. White perform. Starts: April 1, 20:10; CINEMAX POPRAD, Dlhé Hony 4587/1. Admission: €11.90. Tel: 0917/642-559;


EXHIBITION: Peter Machajdík – Tolleranz – The exhibition of Slovak multi-media artist Machajdík called Tolleranz and subtitled “four sides of sound” is site-specific for the lower space of Kunsthalle/Hall of Arts in Košice, drawing from his latest sonic-art and chamber instrumental works from the recent period. Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until April 19; Kunsthalle / Hala Umenia, Rumanova 1. Admission: €0.70-€1. Tel: 0907 /214-802;



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