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Tips for events around Slovakia between January 29 and February 7, including operas, classical music, films both Slovak (with English subtitles) and foreign, a tourism fair, Dadaism festival, Fed Cup tennis tournament, a party by renowned German DJ, Japanese graphic artist's exhibiiton, ice-sculpting competition, and more.

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Western SLOVAKIA

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Bratislava

OPERA: The Jewels of the Madonna / I Gioielli di Madonna - A story about love and crime from German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. An opera experience full of the atmosphere of southern Italy and true stories is staged by music director of SND Opera Friedrich Haider and directed by Manfred Schweigkofler. Starts: Jan 29, 19:00; New SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

FILM FESTIVAL: Festival of Iranian Films – The 5th year of this festival moves, for the first time, also to Bratislava, offering movies with Czech and English subtitles (Taxi Tehran, Today, etc.) in three days. Starts: Jan 28-30; Kino Film Europe, Pisztory Palace, Štefánikova 25. Admission: €3 (one movie). More info: www.citylife.sk, kino.filmeurope.sk.   

Bratislava

TOURISM, GASTRONOMY, HUNTING & FITNESS FESTIVAL: ITF Slovakiatour/ Poľovníctvo a oddych / Gastronómia / Wellness a fitness – The International fair of tourism, hunting and wellness/fitness is reserved for the expert public on January 27 and for the wider public on January 28-31. Starts: Jan 27-31; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission: €4-€15. More info: www.incheba.sk, www.citylife.sk.  

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: From The Morning – The music of this indie-folk trio is a mixture of soft folk melodies for the strange period of life and optimistic indie-pop creation. Members: Craig (UK) - guitar / vocals, Jaakko (Finland) - drums, Sime (Croatia) - bass. Starts: Jan 29, 19:30; House of Culture Lúky, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €3. More info: www.kzp.sk, www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CONCERT: Concert of Anita Soul - Slovak R&B singer will present her new project “Friends of Jazz”, which was created last autumn. Members are: David Hodek, Tomáš Gajlik, Richard Csino and Michal Bugala. They will present the songs of Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Chick Corea and other great authors. Starts: Jan 29, 20:00; Kamel Klub. Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

JAZZ: Sax in the City – The project of jazz saxophonist Milo Suchomal, brings to local music club also Pavol Bereza (bass), Peter Raitl (percussions), Juraj Raši (drums). Starts: Jan 30, 21:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €7. Tel: 0911/193-382; www.hlava22.sk (booking club@hlava22.sk). 

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Voci da camera - Vocal Chamber Concert performed by Adriana Kohútková and Miroslav Dvorský; they will sing the oeuvres produced by Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček, Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Eugen Suchoň and Gerhard Auer. Starts: Jan 31, 17:00; historical SND building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Tickets: €4-€8. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Richard Clayderman – World-renowned French pianist (inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records as being “the most successful pianist in the world” thanks to the Ballade pour Adleine) comes to Bratislava  with an entire orchestra and his mixture of piano classics and pop songs. Starts: Jan 31, 19:30; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission: €29-€45. More info: www.incheba.sk, www.citylife.sk. 

Bratislava

CINEMA: The Ballad of the Seven Hanged - This Slovak black-and-white movie is a top production of Martin Hollý, with camera by Stanislav Szomolányi and music by Zdenko Liška. This movie, which gained many awards at various festivals of television production, is introduced on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the death of scriptwriter Tibor Vichta, with English subtitles. Starts: Jan 31, 18:15; Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.aic.sk/kinolumiere.sk.      

Bratislava

CINEMA: Eva Nová - The Slovak/Czech movie which received the International Critics' Arawd/FIPRESCI Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, exploring the late life's ups and downs of an ageing actress who struggles with alcoholism and consequences of past decisions, will be screened with English subtitles. Starts: various dates in February; Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.aic.sk/kino-lumiere.

Bratislava

JAZZ/WORLD MUSIC: Hadar Noiberg Trio – The Israeli/US trio makes a stop on its European tour also on the Slovak part of the Danube river. Starts: Feb 3, 20:00; Surf’n Surf‘Turf  club onboard botel Gracia. Admission: €5. More info: www.shiraz.sk, tickets: www.ticketportal.sk. 

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC:  Požoň Sentimentál – The concert of “small-town chamber orchestra”, Požoň Sentimentál (Ľ. Burgr, B. Lenko, M. Piaček, P. Zagar), offers their original repertory as well as premiered new tunes. Starts: Feb 3, 20:00; A4 Priestor Súčasnej Kultúry, Karpatská 2. Admission: €5-€7. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

OPERA - Carmen - A capturing realistic musical drama – opera in four acts in the French language – muses on desire, passion, revenge and death. Romantic musical language of Georges Bizet complemented by a realistic story. Directed by Marián Chudovský, conducted by Jozef Ciller, costumes prepared by Peter Čanecký, choreographed by Jozef Dolinský, in the role of Carmen starring Monika Fabianová. Starts: Feb 3, 19:00; historical SND building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Tickets: €12-€39. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

THEATRE: Home, Eros, Faith / Domov, eros, viera – This piece by theatre-music-artistic grouping  Med a prach / Honey and Dust (Andrej Kalinka, Ivan Martinka, Michal Mikuláš and Juraj Poliak) offers fragile, refined poetics addressing all senses that needs no words, nor translations. Starts: Feb 3, 19:00; Ticho a spol., Školská 13. Admission: €5-€8. More info: www.citylife.sk, www.medaprach.sk.  

Bratislava

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Konvergencie / Convergences – This unusual, winter edition of the festival of chamber music brings a rare project, renowned British Brodsky Quartet (Daniel Rowland-1st violin, Ian belton-2nd violin, Paul Cassidy-viola, Jacqueline Thomas-cello, with Slovak cellist Jozef Lupták and violinist Milan Paľa) performing all Shostakovich’s quartets within four concerts. Starts: Feb 3-7; big concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: €49 (for all concerts). More info: www.konvergencie.sk.    

Bratislava

DADAISM FESTIVAL:: Dada! - Carnival as a celebration of the absurd and irrational nonsense inspired by Dadaists heritage movement that started to form 100 years ago in Zurich, Switzerland. The best costumes, inspired by surrealism will be rewarded. Starts: Feb 4, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info: www.kcdunaj.sk, www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

STAND-UP COMEDY INTERNATIONAL EDITION: Silné reči – Stand-up comedy of Ján Gordulič in its foreign edition will feature both Slovaks and foreigners of various nationalities (Ján Gordulič, Sia, Jaro Abaffy, Matej Adámy, Nasi A.Motlagh, Michael Szatmary Eric). Starts: Feb 4, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €7.70-€9. More info: www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Brahms - Slovak Philharmonics and Slovak Philharmonic Choir perform in the Three Centuries of Music cycle, conducted by Petr Altrichter; with Sergej Tolstov (baritone) the works by Sergej Rachmaninov – Reef, a symphonic poem, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Songs and Dances of Death, Johannes Brahms - Symphony No 4 e mol, Op. 98. Starts: Feb 4, 5, 19:00; Reduta building of the Slovak Philharmonics, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €10,13. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Trio Immersio - Young Austrian musicians will play the music of Haydn, Brahms, Schubert and Bernhard Gander. Starts: Feb 4, 18:00; Austrian Cultural Institute, Astoria Palace, Hodžovo Square 1/A. Admission: free. More info: www.rakuskekulturneforum.sk/program/2016/02#!e:301. 

Bratislava

CONCERT: Chanson concert of Andrea Zimányiová - Slovak multi-genre singer Andrea Zimányiová, on the occasion of her debut concert, prepared a selection of favourite chansons with the accompaniment of a band. Starts: Feb 4, 19:00; V - klub Nám. SNP 12. Admission: €3. More info: www.nocka.sk/v-klub, www.citylife.sk. Booking: 02/2047-1217.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Czech Philharmonics – Best of Broadway – The classics of Broadway musicals and music performances will resound as performed by the Czech Philharmonics, conducted by Keith Lockhart, with NY soloists (Ashley Brown-soprano, Marin Mazzie-mezzo-soprano, Jason Daniele-tenor and Rodney Earl Clarke-bass). Starts: Feb 5, 19:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €20-€100. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk. 

POSTPONED TO JUNE 2016 Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Paul Anka - The Canadian singer and actor Kanadský Paul Anka, who rose to fame in as an ealry age in 1960s with the hit Diana, comes to perform his repertory in the Slovak capital. Starts: Feb 5, 19:00; Incheba – Expo Arena, Viedenská cesta 3. Admission:: €39- €199 (VIP). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk. 

Bratislava

OPERA: The Queen of Spades - A story about obsession, passion, money and love composed by P.I. Tchaikovsky is in Bratislava directed by Marián Chudovský, conducted by Rastislav Štúr, costumes by Peter Čanecký and performed by Michal Lehotský, Ján Ďurčo, Daniel Čapkovič, etc. Opera is in three acts in the Russian language. Starts: Feb 5, 19:00; New SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

TANGO COURSE: Spoznajte argentínske tango / Get to Know Argentinean Tango – This introductory seminar on tango, a mini-course of basic steps and a debate with its dancers is free. Starts: Feb 6, 19:00; lobby bar of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Bratislava, Hodžovo Square 2. Admission: free. More info: www.abrazo.sk/spoznajte-argentinske-tango.html.

Bratislava

GASTRONOMY/TRADITION: Ružinov Pig slaughter– Pig-slaughtering is a tradition with strong roots in Slovakia, and this one will include homemade products of top producers, tasting of spirits, local wines and beers, a competition in cooking of sauerkraut soup, typical bakery products, and a cultural programme. Starts: Feb 6, 10:00-18:00; Andrej Hlinka park, Ružinov. Admission: free (save for products). More info: www.cultus.sk.

Bratislava

BALLET: From Fairytale to Fairytale - This is the most famed ballet by Czech composer Oskar Nedbal. From Fairytale to Fairytale, as choreographed by Achille Viscusi for the 1923/1924 season, was the first performance for children at the SND. This time, it is directed and choreographed by Jozef Dolinský. Starts: Feb 6, 11:00, 17:00; historical SND building, Hviezdoslavovo Square 1. Tickets: €6-€16. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava

TENNIS: Fed cup Slovakia-Australia - Slovak tennis players (Dominika Cibulková, Karolína Schmiedlová, Magdaléna Rybáriková, Daniela Hantuchová, Jana Čepelová) led by captain Matej Lipták will meet the Australian team. The winner of the match will play for the advance to the World Group 2017. Starts: Feb 6, 14:00, Feb 7, 13:00; AEGON arena, Bratislava. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/5293-3321. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Mozart, Händel, Gallus, Jartim, Vivaldi - Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Cantus Choir: Ewald Danel (artistic leader / violin), Juraj Jartim (choirmaster). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik KV 525, Georg Friedrich Handel - Tochter Zion, Jacob Handl Gallus - Ecce quo modo moritur justus, Juraj Jartim - Gloria & Sanctus of St. Vincent de Paul Mass, Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria. Starts: Feb 7, 18:00; Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Bratislava - Ružinov. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/2047-5233; www.filharmonia.sk.

Bratislava

BLUES: Blues on the boat - A live blues evening with musicians from the band Sitra Achra will perform in the space of a ship's bar: Erik Boboš Procházka, Ajdži Szabó, Pišta Lengyel, Martin Zajko a Martin Gašpar. Starts: Feb 7, 19:00; Divadlo v Podpalubí Tyršovo nábrežie. Admission: €7. More info: www.lodteatro.sk, www.citylife.sk. Booking at: divadlovpodpalubi@gmail.com.

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

Banská Bystrica

DANCE: Touch the dance – A performance which is always special and new; as each present moment in human life. Artistic concept: Zuzana Hájková, Daniel Raček. Performers are members of ensemble Divadlo štúdio tanca (Dance Studio Theatre). Starts: Jan 31, 16:00; Divadlo Štúdio tanca theatre, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €3. More info: www.studiotanca.sk.

Žilina

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Film music - A selection of music from famous movies (edited by Martin Petrík), conducted by Lukáš Pohůnek. Concert of movie music will show also impressive song Emmeleia of Slovak composer Vladimír Godár from the movie “Garden”, Concertino for Violin and Orchestra inspired by famous melodies composed by the Czech musician Petr Hapka. Soloist of the evening is young Slovak violinist Pavel Bogacz Jr. Starts: Feb 4, 19:00; More info: ŠKO Zilina, Dolný val 47. Admission: €10-€14. More info: www.skozilina.sk.   

Banská Bystrica

PARTY: Markus Schulz – The world-renowned trance DJ from Germany will come for the second time to the biggest club in Slovakia - Ministry of Fun Banská Bystrica. He is also famous because of his weekly radio show Global DJ Broadcast. Age limit: ordinary entry: 16+; VIP: 18+. Starts: Feb 5, 21:00; Ministry of Fun, Na troskách 25 (Europa SC), Banská Bystrica. Admission: €23-€45. More info: www.ministry.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Rich, chocolaty goodness - Graphic design by Japanese artist Shinji Takine can help deepen the interest in Japanese culture among Slovaks. This exhibition will visit three cities: Banská Štiavnica, Ružomberok and Bratislava. The artist tries to show original patterns. The name of the exhibition "Rich, chocolaty goodness" refers to the joy of the black ink imprinted on Japanese paper Ganpati, and it originates from the novelette of Thomas Pynchon The Crying of Lot 49 (1966). Starts: Wed-Fri 11:0016:00, Sat 13:00-16:00 until Mar 18; Centre of Culture, Kammerhofská 1. Admission: free. More info: http://www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/00_000070.html.

 

Eastern SLOVAKIA

 

Starý Smokovec

ICE SCULPTING: Tatry Ice Master 2016 - Unofficial International Championship in constructing ice sculptures is organised for the fourth time at Hrebienok resort in High Tatras. Ice sculptors from 12 countries will show their skills. Starts: Jan 29, 31 08:30; Hrebienok, Starý Smokovec, High Tatras. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk, www.regiontatry.sk.

Prešov

CONCERT: Soloists of Donský Kozácky Chor / Donetsk Cossack Choir – Grigorij Polovinka, Alexander Džalašov, Nadežda Bulanova, Anastasija Krivoručko will perform with guest ensemble, Kačurienky. Starts: Feb 4, 19:00; Komenského 12, PKO - Čierny orol, Hlavná 50, Prešov. Admission: €8. More info: www.pkopresov.sk.  

Košice

CLASSICAL MUSIC: A Trip to the Unknown - State Slovak Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) will perform a production of famous composers: M. Weber, J. Bielecki, F. Doppler and A. Dvořák; the conductor is Zbyněk Müller and flute players are Agata and Lukasz Dlugosz. Starts: Feb 4, 19:00; State Philharmonic Košice, Moyzesova 66 (House of Arts). Admission: €6-€8. More info: www.sfk.sk, www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice

EXHIBITION: Materialising the Surreal / Zmotnenie surreálneho – The Eastern-Slovak Museum exhibits a production of the famous Spanish painter, sculptor, filmmaker and writer Salvador Dalí which should help visitors see and understand how Dalí expressed his views through the language of art. Open: Tue-Sat 09:00-17:00 and Sun 13:00-17:00 until Mar 21; Eastern-Slovak Museum Košice, Peace Marathon/Námestie Maratónu mieru 2. Admission: €6-€8. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk

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