Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia between May 7 and May 17, including blues and world music concerts, an exhibition of renowned Czech 1930's photographer, opening of inline-skating season, improvised dance, Norwegian musical/light performance, and more. 

Jaroslav Rössler - No Name (photo exhibition in SEDF)Jaroslav Rössler - No Name (photo exhibition in SEDF) (Source: Courtesy of České Centrum Bratislava)


 Within its “Bring your Foreigner Along” project, the drama section of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) offers some of its pieces with English subtitles; on May 7, The Buddenbrooks will be staged. The family saga written by Thomas Mann is directed by Roman Polák. More drama pieces with English subtitles will follow on May 19 - The Bride of the Ridge, recently premiered Slovak lyrical prose dramatised, directed by Romna Polák; on May 29 – Illusions, a play by contemporary Russian author Ivan Cyrypaev directed by Eduard Kudláč; and on May 30 British classics, Jane Eyre, directed by  Marián Amsler. Starts: May 7 (19, 29, 30); new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €5-€17. Tel. 02/2049-4290 or


LIVE MUSIC: Saxophone Syncopators – Three gentlemen and one lady perform modern ragtime music on saxophones. Starts: May 10, 19:30; St. Germain, Rajská 7. Admission: €6. Tickets:; more info:,  


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Aprés un Réve – Seventh concert of the cycle Bratislava Goes Classical – Music Evenings offers vocal gems, as performed by Japanese soprano Shigeko Hata, pianist Daniel Buranovský, guitarist Martin Krajčo and cellist Jozef Lupták performing works of John Tavener, Gabriel Fauré, Francis Ooulenc, Richard Strauss and Heitor Villa-Lobos, operas from Gounod, Bizet, Puccini. Starts: May 11, 19:00; Bratislava Castle. Admission: €10-€20. More info:


OPERA: Tenor Titusz Tóbisz will perform arias from operas by Puccini, Leoncavallo and others and re-interpret them for wide audiences. Starts: May 12, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 4. Admission: €6/€7. More info:; (0904/330-049).  


ENERGY/CULTURE WORKSHOP: EE Music Workshop – The information campaign strives to educate cultural organisers on energy effectiveness in the European musical industry through workshops and seminars across Europe. Starts: May 12, 10:00-15:00; A4 - A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. More info:, registration at


BLUES: Bluesmen Ľuboš Beňa & Bonzo Radványi will play with guests, Barbora Černá and Austrian bluesrock guitarist Marius Dobra. Starts: May 13, 20:00; Cafe Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €4. Tel: 0918/ 724-379; ( 


LITERATURE: The Night of Literature 2015 – Literary festival offers public readings at unusual sites connected somehow with the due work, from an Evangelical diaconal centre to a historical cemetery. Starts: May 13, 18:00 (and every 30 minutes); various sites in- and also outside Bratislava. More info:  


BLUES: Khalif Wailin Walter – US blues guitarist and singer from Chicago (nephew of Carl Weathersby), brings Daniel Hopf on double bass and Felix Krüppel on drums to play in the museum of trade. Starts: May 14, 19:30; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167;


WORLD MUSIC: Keby všetky bandy sveta / If All the Bands in the World – Slovak world-music band called Banda invites to this edition of its series of concerts the renowned Polish band Čači Vorba. Starts: May 14, 19:00; Zrkadlový háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €10-€12. Tel: 02/6381-1328 or


MODERN DANCE: Clear The Debris Company explores the split of personality, re-evaluating one’s own past, experiences, old wounds, to find something new. Starts: May 14, 21:30; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€7. Tel: 0905/969-105;


DANCE/THEATRE: ID#entity – Dance-visual performance brings paradoxes of identity – uniformity, uniqueness, the need to identify with a group. M. Heriban, Z. Sehnalová, and B. Bašista as performers will be supervised by D. Raček. Starts: May 16, 20:00; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€7. Tel: 0905/969-105;


EXPATS’ TRIP: One day trip to Bojnice Castle includes the fairytale Bojnice castle, the most beautiful in Slovakia, and the Arboretum Mlyňany, the biggest botanical garden in central Europe with lots of exotic trees and plants. Starts: May 16. More info:,


EXHIBITION: Jaroslav Rössler (1902–1990) – The works of one of the most outstanding representatives of the Czech photographic avant-garde (using abstract art and experiments) between the two world wars will be presented as curated by Josef Moucha. Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until May 31; SEDF, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/5441 -8214;


EXHIBITION: Ľubo Guman – Ro(c)k po – The exhibition presents paintings, graphic artworks, illustrations and objects of Slovak visual artist. Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until May 28; Michalský Dvor Gallery, Michalská 3. Admission: free. More info:

Orechová Potôň

INLINE SKATING: Sixth ride of inline skaters on an otherwise top-level car race rink strives to be the opening of the inline-skating season. Starts: May 11, 18:00-20:00; Orechová Potôň racing rink. More info:;  



Banská Bystrica

MODERN DANCE/LIVE MUSIC: 2v1 Satsang – Satsang is an improvised dance performance of the Divadlo Štúdio Tanca company led by Zuna Vesan, to the live music of Maok. Starts: May 7, 19:00; Divadlo štúdio tanca, DŠT, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Slovak Sinfonietta with oboe soloist Anna Štrbová, conducted by US Teodor Kuchar, will celebrate the end of World War II by playing works of Shostakovich and Mozart. Starts: May 14, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €10. More info:


MOTHERS’ DAY/RUN: Míľa pre mamu / Mile for Mothers – The symbolic “run” for one mile will be organised also in 2015, on the eve of Mothers’ Day, to hail all mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, etc., and also the workers in maternal and family centers. It takes place around Slovakia, and also in Žilina. Starts: May 9, Maternal Center Levík, Ružová ulica 1367. More info:,   





CITY EVENT: Košice City Days – The event spread over ten days, offering a host of events from a folk dance festivity around the Maypole, through traditional crafts and a knights’ tournament, salsa party, opening the doors of city hall and zoo for the public, a guided city tour, kayaking, and more. Starts: April 30-May 10; various sites in Košice. More  


LIVE MUSIC/HAPPENING: wESTAMAN – Norwegian experimental musical ensemble performs music form its eponymous album, with a light show and water environment (for this performance, the venue will be filled again with water, for the first time since it was abandoned as a swimming pool). Starts: May 7, 20:00; Kunsthalle / Hall of ART, Rumanova 1. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 0907 /214-802;


LASER SHOW/ANNIVERSARY: Laser fest – The Steel Aréna celebrates its 9th birthday with a laser show, to the music of IMT Smile and Desmod. Starts: May 8, 19:00; Steel Aréna, Nerudova 12. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Večerná adorácia / Evening Adoration – The concert of choir Intermezzo from Košice led by Veronika Havasi, with choir Mille Domi from Prague led by Žofie Major will also feature Kateryna Shapran on organ, performing Bruckner, Rutter, Gardiner, Biebl, Viadana, Thomas, Britten, Bach, and others. Starts: May 9, 18:00; Church of St Anthony of Padua, Hlavná 81. Admisison: voluntary. More info:


CHOIR MUSIC: Nocturno – Female choir Nocturno sings sacral works, folklore, and popular songs from the whole world, as conducted by Libuša Zusková. Starts: May 13, 19:00; historical hall of PKO, KO – Čierny orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €2-€4. More info:


SOUND JOURNEY: Sound Journey is a musical meditation with harmonic sounds, vibrations, gongs, and various ethnic musical traditions. Starts: May 15, 19:00, Dobrá čajovňa teahouse, Mäsiarska 42; May 17, 19:00; Jeran, KVP_Bauerova 1 (kindergarten opposite Billa). Admission: €6. Tel: 0907/409-996 (Danica Špavelková);


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