Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between April 3 and 10, including Easter ones, expat get-together, jazz, opera, and more 

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FILM: In Memoriam: Peter Pišťánek – The movies shot based on works of the recently deceased Slovak writer Peter Pišťánek will be screened in the Lumiére cinema, with the Muzika / Music film (2007, directed by Juraj Nvota) screened with English subtitles.  Starts: April 2, 18:00; Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Famous Slovak band Medial Banana (Caribbean rhythms, reggae, dancehall) will give a concert, with an after-party by DJs Simple Sample, Poky and Erik.

Starts: April 5, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). More info:


PARTY: Moustache Party – Internationals Bratislava, striving to bring together foreigners staying or living in Bratislava, is organising a party focused on the phenomenon of the moustache, inviting visitors to bring along a moustache, fake or real… Starts: April 9, 22:00-04:00; The Club Bratislava, Rybné Square 1. More info:;


LIVE MUSIC/LAUNCH: Slovak band Chiki Liki Tu-a will launch its new album Dvojkilomtrový jeleň, playing unplugged versions of songs in a Bratislava bookshop. Starts: April 9, 18:00; Martinus bookshop, Obchodná Street. Admission: free. More info:


EXHIBITION OPENING: Exhibition of the paintings and graphic artworks by middle-aged Czech artist Vít Ondříček – especially linocuts and cork masks – will open in this smaller gallery downtown. Starts: April 9, 18:00 (exhibition open Tue-Sun 14:00-19:00 until May 3); Galéria 19, Lazaretská 19. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5292-6651;


LIVE MUSIC: Clara Luzia – guitar, Kathi Premer – drums, Paul PauTi Schreier – bass – The renowned Austrian musician, Clara Luzia (laureate of the Amadeus Award) merges classical music with her individual, darkish style. Starts: April 10, 20:00; Austrian Cultural Forum (RKF), Astoria Palace, Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500;


OPERA: Dorian Gray – Young Slovak composer Ľubica Čekovská composed this modern opera in the English language based on the classical story exploring beauty and ugliness, food and evil, and their physical and mental expressions. Libretto by Kate Pullinger, conductors: Christopher Ward, Peter Valentovič, director: Nicola Raab; cast – Helena Becse-Szabó, Jitka Sapara-Fischerová, Eamonn Mulhall, Róbert Remeselník, Ján Galla, Aleš Jenis, and others. Starts: April 10, 20:00; Slovak National Theatre historical building, Hviezdoslavova 1. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or  


LIVE MUSIC: Delilah, with her two-times postponed Bratislava concert, comes for the first time to Slovakia. The British singer (dubstep, neo-soul) whose popularity is on the rise will present her current, second album. Starts: April 11, 21:00; Majestic Music Club,  Karpatská 2. Admission: €23 (in advance) - €27 ( More info:


ETHNO PARTY: Dance party hailing Latin America, the Caribbean, as well as India and Hawaii and their cultures, as performed by the Bailadora group with friends: Campana batucada, Abada capoeira, Dominika Titková & Friends. Starts: April 11, 9:00; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €11 (in advance)-€12. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or


MUSICAL: Jesus Christ Superstar – The legendary musical with mystic, religious and symbolic themes is now performed by stars of the Slovak scene – Patrik Vykočil, Ján Slezák, Ivan Tásler and his IMT Smile, Katarína Hasprová, Nela Pocisková and others. Directed by Ján Ďurovčík. Starts: April 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19:00; Tower Stage theatre, Pribinova 25. Admission: €29. Tel: 02/5293-3321;


PHOTO EXHIBITION: Takí ako my / Just Like Us – The exhibition of talented young Roma photographers from Vtáčkovce can be seen in the capital’s University Library in April, within the Roma learning to Fly project, also supported by other initiatives. From there, it then moves on to Banská Bystrica and Košice. Open. April 8-April 29, Exhibition Hall of the University Library, Michalská 1. Tel: 02/2046-6105;


EXHIBITION: Mária Medvecká – The centenary of the famous Slovak painter, mostly renowned for her landscapes and bucolic still-life form her native region of Orava (but also for the works hailing “socialist realism”, thus promoting the communist ideals) can bee seen in the Nedbalka gallery in downtown capital. Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-19:00 until April 12; Nebalka Gallery, Nedbalova 17. Admission: €1.5-€3. Tel:


EXHIBITION: Slovak and Czech contemporary artists of non-figurative preferences focusing on innovative abstract and geometric art – Milan Houser, Patrícia Koyšová, Rastislav Sedlačík, David Hanvald, Štefan Balász, Ján Hrčka, Filip Sabol, Ašot Haas, and jewellery-makers Ada Ďurianova and Zuzana Chmelová – show their works as curated by Juliana Mrvová. Open: Wed-Fri 16:00-18:00, weekends 13:00-18:00 until April 12; Gagarinka Gallery, Gagrinova 10A (opposite Lidl). Admission: free. Tel: 0908 201 507;


EASTER EVENT: Easter Search – The search for Easter eggs (300 of them) is meant for all age categories, with the best searchers (those who find orange eggs or a bunny) getting a special reward. Starts: April 5, 14:00; Mansion park in Stupava. Admission: free. More info:




Banská Bystrica

ROMA EVENT: Balvareskle čav ore – The Children of Wind – The International Roma day is commemorated in the Záhrada Independent Centre of Culture by screening movies, a discussion, a concert by Cool Band Trio Plus, Maroš Kováč (accordion), Vladimír Berky (guitar), Jozef Gorči (bass, double bass), and Janka Tóthová (vocals). Starts: April 8, 10:00-22:00; Záhrada - Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). More info:

Liptovský Mikuláš

EASTER/EXHIBITION: The Exhibition of Historical Postcards explores the phenomenon of Easter postcards in the Slovak tradition. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until April 18; P.M. Bohúň Gallery, Tranovského 1. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5522-758;





JAZZ: Mike Parker’s Trio / Unified Theory - Within a bigger tour, Mike Parker Trio combines jazz, rock, classical music and avant-garde into a specific, typical sound. Mike Parker on double bass is accompanied by Frank Parker (drums) and Polish Bartek Plucnal (saxophone). Starts: April 4, 21:00; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. (Other concerts - Humbook club, Bardejov - April 2; and the Wave club, Prešov - April 3). Admission: €4 Košioce). More info:

High Tatras

LIVE MUSIC: Swinging Classical – The combination of classical music and swing – Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven modernised by Pavol Zvirinský – will resound in the nice ambience of the Ice Cathedral at Hrebienok. Starts: April 5, 17:00; Ice Cathedral, Hrebienok, Starý Smokovec. Admission: free. More info:

High Tatras

EASTER/SKIING: Funny Easter – Skiing in seasonal masks will highlight the Easter events in the High Tatras, including folk music and old traditions (water pouring, beating of women). Starts: April 5, 10:00-16:00; Štrbské Pleso. More info:


ZOO: The 2nd year of the ZOO Run and the special exhibition Egg-Symbol of Life can lure visitors to the Košice zoo in the time of Easter. Starts: April 5, 10:00 (run); April 1-8 opening hours (exhibition); Zoo Košice-Kavečany, Široká 31. Admission: €2.50. Tel: 055/7968-011;


LIVE MUSIC: Gipsy Čáve – Young boys from Topoľčany gradually enchant Slovak audiences, and they come to perform also in Košice. Starts: April 7, 22:00; T-Klub, Urbánkova 2. Admission: €2.50 (in advance)-€3 on the spot. More info:; Facebook.  


EXHIBITION: Ilustrátorský Olymp – The Illustrators’ Olympus – The exhibition of the most beautifully illustrated children’s book within the Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava between 1967 and 2014 brings a selection of the best of the best, for the first time to Košice and then to 22 more sites in Slovakia and abroad. Open: weekdays 9:00-17:00 until April 10; LitPark, Kukučínova 2 (Kasárne/Kulturpark). Admission: free. More info:  

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