Countrywide events

Tips for events between May 14 and May 24, including a multi-genre festival, gastronomy and community markets, Open Day at embassies, a two-day jazz festival, a dance competition, and more.

Lizz Wright gives a concert, supported by Katarzia(Source: Courtesy of Matej Šálek)




ECO-MARKET: Eco Village 2015 – The environmentally friendly market aims at spreading the knowledge of the environmental approach in urban areas, offering healthy food, bio-meals, bio-hamburgers and more. Starts: May 14-15, 10:00- 16:00; parking lot opposite BBC1 Plus building. Admission: free. More info:


ETHNO/DANCE: Mujeres – The performance by Compañía Danza Flamenca, seven women of various nationalities led by Virginie Delgado (Madrid/ES). Starts: May 15, 20:00; Teatro Wüstenrot, Dom Odborov, Trnavské Mýto 1. Admission: €10-€13. More info:  


MULTI-GENRE FESTIVAL: Multiplace – The international festival of networking culture is focused on art, creativity and technologies alike, offering exhibitions, a debate, festival of sound poetry, screening of digital animated movies, a concert, and more between May 12 and 30. Starts: May 12-30; various sites. Admission: various. More info:  


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Sonata Cameralis – The concluding concert of the cycle of chamber music is dedicated to Sonata á la Corelli, with a brief lecture, works by Corelli and Telemann, as performed by Musica Aeterna (Peter Zajíček, Tomáš Kardoš, Jana Zelenková, Jakub Mitrík). Starts: May 16, 17:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 47. Admission: voluntary. More info:


FOREIGNERS IN SLOVAKIA: Embassies’ Open Doors – The first year of this new event makes all, especially the historical buildings of embassies in Bratislava open to visitors; including the office of US Ambassador to Slovakia, Theodore Sedgwick. (As the number of visitors is limited, it is advised to book in advance). Starts: May 16, 10:00; US Embassy, Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info:;   


LIVE MUSIC: City Sounds of Bratislava - Lizz Wright, US blues/gospel/folk/jazz singer and composer, will give a concert within this project, supported by young Slovak singer/songwriter Katarína Kubošiová, aka Katarzia. Lizz Wright has a very specific voice and a style mixing genres. Starts: May 18, 19:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €6.50-€25. Tel: 02/2090-1900;; 02/5293-3321;  


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert of Graphic Scores of Milan Adamčiak – The Experimental Ensemble (Majka Gáliková, Jakub Kišš, Erika Erikson Krkošková, Martin Matiasovic,Tomáš Ripedar Miško, Veronika Škutová, Pavol Štiblarik, Ján Tkáč, Marco Vlasák, Martin Vyrobík) will play the progressive, special “pictures” of artist/composer Adamčiak. Starts: May 19, 19:00; Cultural- and community centre Zora, Okružná 1, Trnávka. More info:


THEATRE FESTIVAL: Within the international Eurokontext theatre festival, the first piece in the Dresden theatre with an adaptation of a novel by Christa Wolf, directed by Tilmann Köhler, stage design by Karoly Risz, costumes by Susanne Uhl, music by Jörg-Martin Wagner, lighting by Michael Gööck, casting  Lea Ruckpaul, Ina Piontek, Hannelore Koch, Matthias Reichwald, Philipp Lux, Ahmad Mesgarha, Albrecht Goette. With Slovak and English subtitles. Starts: May 19, 20:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €12-€25. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or,  


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Moyzes Quartet which celebrates 40th anniversary this year gives a jubilee concert, performing the works of Brahms, Carl Maria von Weber and the work of Slovak composer settled in Germany, Ladislav Kupkovič – with their guests (Daniela Varinská on piano, Jozef Eliáš on clarinet, Martin Krajčo on guitar, Veronika Prokešová on viola and Pavol Mucha on cello. Starts: May 19, 19:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Tel: 02/2047- 5233; 


JAZZ: One Day Jazz Festival – Defying its name, the One Day Jazz Festival marks its 10th year by expanding into two days and offering headliner, Israeli star and peace activist, singer Achinoam Nini aka NOA; and Ron Affif Trio, Cha bud (Slovakia) on the first night. On Friday, Slovak Juraj Griglák will play with Marcus Miller band, including Poogie Bell; Slovak drummer Martin Valihora with Icelandic Mezzoforte; and US guitarist Wayne Krantz. Starts: May 21-22, 19:00; Istropolis, Trnavské Mýto 1. Admission: €20-€35 (one day|) €40-€60 (two days). Tel: 02/5293-3321;


GASTRONOMY: Slovak Food Festival – Three-day gastronomy festival offers various cuisines, including traditional Slovak fare, wines and beers, shows, tastings – with food vouchers bought on the site. Starts: May 21-24; garden at Bratislava Castle. Admission: free (save for food vouchers). More info:  


MODERN DANCE: Baggage – Dance performance exploring the “life baggage” we all carry. Choreographed and directed by Simona Machovičová, performed by Credance group and guests. Starts: May 22-23; 20:00; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 0905/969-105;


CIRCUS FESTIVAL: The “festival of modern circus” offers many genres, artists and performances from different countries, e.g. Circo Pitanga (Israel, Switzerland): Circus 1920; The Busch Clowns (Germany); Acrobarouf (Belgium, Greece, France): Scratch; Slovak marionette theatre, and more. Starts: May 22-24; Medical Garden / Medická záhrada, Špitálska. Admission: various. More info:   


EXHIBITION: (Un)usual Stories – The exhibition of works by Slovak artist, illustrator, stage and film designer Fero Lipták maps the life of an ordinary man. Open: weekdays 12:00-17:00 until May 29; SPP Gallery, Mlynské Nivy 44/C. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6262-4203;   


EXHIBITION: Cry Me a River – The exhibition of Vienna-based artist Andreas Duscha shows the connection (and the distance and difference) between Bratislava and Vienna, connected by the Danube river. Open: weekdays 10:00-18:00 until May 25; Austrian Cultural Forum (RKF), Astoria Palace, Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5930-1500;

Orechová Potôň/Slovakia Ring

CAR RACE: XRace! - The second edition of the duel car show is a rally-cross exhibition featuring Slovak and European top racers, hosted by Ján Zgravčák and includes many accompanying events, featuring a concert of EDDA muvek, Elán tribute and Wasabi circus Starts: May 23, 20:00. Admission: €11. Tel: 02/5293-3321;




Banská Bystrica

ETHNO/DANCE: Green Tones – The cycle of concerts continues with a flamenco evening, with guitarist El Cheito and singer Morenito de Triana, Starts: May 14, 18:00; Thurzo House concert hall. Admission: €5. More info:

Banská Bystrica

SPORT: Kunlun Fight Slovakia – The professional Burmese Box (lethwei) comes for the first time to Europe, making a stop also in Banská Bystrica. Gala-evening offers Artur Kyshenko /UKR/, Enriko Kehl /GER/, and Dmitry Valent (RU) as well as Burmese stars Ye Ta Kon and Too Too. Starts: May 15, 18:00; Štiavničky sports hall, Na Štiavničkách 36. More info:  

Banská Bystrica

FOREIGN CULTURE: Day of Africa – The event within the European Year of development and International Africa Day (May 25) brings workshops, debates, dance, and music from the exotic continent. Starts: May 15, 14:00; Záhrada – Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). More info:


JAZZ: One Day Jazz Fest – In Žilina, Ron Affif Trio featuring Essiet Essiet & Martin Valihora /USA-SK/ will be playing. Starts: May 18, 19:00; big hall of City Theatre, Horný Val 3. More info:





GASTRONOMY: Vôňa agátu –The Scent of Acacia – The “day of open cellars” offers its 7th year of wine tasting – in 18 cellars, with traditions, music, folklore, and more. Starts: May 16, 12:00-19:00; village of Malý Horeš. More info:


DANCE COMPETITION: The Next Step – Dance competition in modern dance enters its 4th year, with Slovak and Czech contestants (last year 950 of them) vying for the laurel.

Starts: May 15-16; 8:00; Kunsthalle/ Hall of Arts, Rumanova 1. Admission: €7 (one day)-€10 (both days). Tel: 0907 /214-802;   


DANCE: Chaotica – The body theatre/modern dance performances by Hungarian/Paris resident Pál Frenák are renowned, exploring modern problems and ailments in an innovative way, to the music of Attila Gergely. Starts: May 19, 19:00; State Theatre Košice / SDKE historical building, Hlavná 58. Tel: 055/2452-269, -260;; tickets

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