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Tips for events in Slovakia between April 10 and 19, including gospel, dog adoption event, premiere of modern dance, classical music festival, and more. 

Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová(Source: Courtesy of Bratislavská komorná gitara)

Western  SLOVAKIA

 

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bratislavská komorná gitara / Bratislava Chamber Guitar – The international music festival has begun, and on April 10, Hungarian musicians (Sándor Jávorkai on violin, Adám Jávorkai on cello) will perform with the artistic head of the festival, Slovak guitar player Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová. Following concerts take place on April 18 (Bratislava), 26 (Trenčín), and 30 (Bratislava again). Starts: April 10, 19:00; Zichy Palace, Ventúrska 9. Tel: 0903/711-474; www.bratislavafestival.sk.

Bratislava

DISCO/CLUBBING: Vakula – Popular Ukrainian DJ – real name Mikhaylo Vityuk – comes to the Slovak capital to play his brand of techno, house and sicco tunes.  Starts: April 10, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). More info: www.nuspirit.sk, Facebook event.

Cancelled!!! Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Ewa Farna – The young Czech/Polish singer will perform the hits of her career in acoustic/jazz arrangements. Starts: April 12, 20:00; Majestic Music Club, Karpatská 2. Admission: €13 (free standing)-€16 (chairs). More info: www.majestic.sk, www.citylife.sk

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Nneka – German-Nigerian singer – soul, hip-hop – returns to Bratislava to present her fourth album, My Fairy Tales. Starts: April 15, 21:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €25-€30. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Buty – The Czech rock band plays a selection of its staple hits, planning a 3 hours concert. Starts: April 16, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €10-€15. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

PARTY/INTERNATIONAL: The Internations network organises monthly parties and “ice-breaking activities” for foreigners new to the city, or the country. Starts: April 17, 18:00; The Taste Wine Bar, Laurinská 8. Admission: €8. More info: www.facebook.com/InternationsBratislava.

Bratislava

BALLET/PREMIERE: Le Corsaire – Adolphe Charles Adam – The ballet, written by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, and composed by Adam is a masterpiece of the Romantic era of ballet; choreographed by Jospeh Mazilier and connected with the heyday of classical Russian ballet. The version to be premiered in the Slovak national theatre is inspired by the version of legendary Marius Petipa, while staged by Vasily Medvedev.  Starts: April 16 (11:00), 17-18, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €6-€25. Tel: 02/2047-2299; www.snd.sk

Bratislava

GOSPEL: G.O.D.’s – The gospel choir from Prešov will give a series of cocnerts in Bratislava, performing mostly US gospels – also at festivals of religious music and competitions. Starts: April 16, 10:00; Divadlo pod Kostolom, Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Tomášikova 8; April 17, 18:00, Gospel Cafe, Kalroveská 32; April 18, 18:00, Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Palace; April 19, 19:00; Holy Family Church, Petržalka. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Chamber concert in the Small Hall of the Academy of performing Arts (VŠMU) offer Lukáš Turčina on viola and Branislav Malatinsky on piano playing the works of Biber, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger. Starts: April 17, 16:30; Small Hall of the VŠMU, Zochova 1. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk

Bratislava

DOG EVENT/ADOPTION: Nájdite sa / Find Yourselves – The dog-adoption event is already a successful tradition, this time bringing 27 animal shelters from all over Slovakia to offer dogs for adoption. Starts: April 18, 10:00-16:00; Game-keeper’s Lodge, Horský park. More info: www.citylife.sk, najditesa.sk.

Bratislava

MODERN DANCE/THEATRE: YouMake Remake – The Slovak Elledanse troupe performs a multi-genre show inspired by YouTube, choreographed and directed by Israeli Renana Raz. Starts: April 18, 20:00; Elledanse, theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 0905/969-105; www.elledanse.sk

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musical composers’ anniversaries (145 years since the births of Franz Lehár and Oskar Straus; 195 since the birth of Béla Kéler and 140 since the birth and 55 since the death of Jenö Huzska) in 2015 have inspired Hungarian soloists Anita Lukács and Zsolt Vadász conducted by László Gyükér to perform their works. Starts: April 19, 17:00; DPOH City Theatre of P.O. Hviezdoslav, Laurinská 19. Admission: €13-€15. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.

Bratislava

BLUES LIVE: Blues na lodi / Blues on a Boat – Blues evenings return to the Boat Cafe on the Petržalka side on the Danube River and this time it will welcome Boboš Procházka, Ajdzi Szabo, Pista Lengye, Martin Zajko and Martin Gajdoš play blues onboard a ship anchored in Petržalka, on the Danube river. Starts: April 19, 19:00; Loď Café/Divadlo v podpalubí, Tyršovo embankment of Danube. Admission: €17. Tel: 0903/449-650; www.adylod.sk.

Bratislava

GASTRONOMY: Vegan Dinners / Vegánske večere – The series represents a community gathering based on cooking vegan food and exchanging it, sharing it with others, etc. Starts: April 19, 18:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: €3. More info: www.citylife.sk; www.a4.sk.

Komárno

EASTER/EXHIBITION: The exhibition of decorated eggs made by Dezider Kremmer from Bíňa in Nové Zámky district are not bound just to Easter – they are decorated with Swarovski crystals, golden plates, and made from quail, turkey, ostrich eggs. Open: weekdays 9:00-16:00; until April 17; Podunajské Museum, Palatínova 13. Admission: €1-€2. More info: www.muzeumkn.sk.

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

Žilina

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Allegretto Žilina festival of classical music celebrates 25 and offers four concerts between April 13 and 18; with the opening one bringing Slovak soprano Andrea Vizvári and Czech violinist Josef Špaček with Janáček Philharmonic from Ostrava, conducted by Hungarian Gergely Madaras performing works of Mozart, Bellini, Verdi, Ján Levoslav Bella, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Zoltán Kodály.  Starts: April 13, 19:00 Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Ad-mission: €4-€9. More info: 02 /2047-0160; www.hc.sk/allegretto

Žilina

MULTICULTURAL EVENT: Aj my sme tu doma / We Are at Home Here, Too – The multicultural evening full of scents, tastes and music offers a film screening, a debate with a migrant, photo exhibition, food tasting and a concert of a Cuban band. All focused on the phenomenon of migration and migrants in Slovakia. Starts: April 15, 18:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3; Admission: free. Tel: 041/5005 -064; www.stanica.sk, www.iom.sk.   

Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE: Strieborná tekutina, strieborná niť / Silver Liquid, Silver Thread – The piece expressing stories and emotions through modern dance and body theatre and changing into a language, speech is choreographed and directed by star of contemporary dance, Julyen Hamilton, and premiered in the Divadlo štúdio tanca theatre (costumes Marek Gašpar Šafárik, light design Ján Čief, cast: Tibor Trulik, Lenka Rajchmanová, Marie Knapová, Maria Hernando Blasco, Jakub Jeňo). Starts: April 18-19, 19:00; DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info: www.studiotanca.sk.

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Von do mesta! / Out into the Town! - Juraj Florek & Juraj Toman – Two Jurajs exhibit their works, focused on plain air art and inspired by the strange beauty of housing estates and pre-fab houses. Open: Open Tue-Sun 8:00-16:00 until April 18. Admission: €1-€2. Galéria Jozefa Kollára (Jozef Kollár Gallery), Námestie sv.Trojice 8. Tel: 045/6913-431; www.muzeumbs.sk.  

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Košice

LIVE MUSIC: Duo Zapaska – The Ukrainian duo (Jana Shpachynskej and Pavel Nechytayl) plays various styles – like hip-hop or blues – combining and merging them, based on live sampling and Ukrainian folklore. Starts: April 12, 18:00; Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €4. More info: www.k13.sk.

Košice

UKRAINE/NATIONAL DAYS: Days of Ukraine in Košice / Dni Ukrajiny v Košiciach – The multi-genre series of events includes a photo exhibition, debates, film screening, art workshop for children, festive concert, cultural-social programme, literary workshop, and more, all focused on Slovakia’s eastern neighbour. Starts: April 14-23, Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. More info: www.k13.sk, www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Košice Musical Spring – The 60th year of the classical music festivals brings a host of concerts between April 15 and May 17. The initial event offers a piano recital of Eugen Indjic, performing works of Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. Starts: April 15, 19:00; Slovak State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK), House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6-€10. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.

Prešov

LIVE MUSIC: Longital & Marián Slávka – The popular Slovak duo Longital (Shina & Daniel Salontay) embarked on a tour with pianist and drummer Marián Slávka, playing their unique, original, and recently more acoustic music. Starts: April 17, 20:30; Christiania Club (and on April 16, in Halmi Caffe in Košice). More info: www.christiania.eu.sk.

Košice

SPORT: Slovakia - Belarus – Friendly ice-hockey match between Slovak and Belarusian teams. Starts: April 16, 17:00; Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Admission: €12-€15. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk, www.ticketportal.sk

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