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Tips for events in Slovakia between February 5 and 14, including a lot of music - classical, world, jazz, rock; operas, carnival feasts, ballet, a tennis cup, indoor bike show, non-stop skating marathon, exhibitions, and more.

DownMall bike show to take place in Central. (Source: Courtesy of DownMall Tour)

Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: The extraordinary performance by guitar master Simon Wahl will be open for the public in Bratislava’s Flame Music Bar. A German maestro, born in Bonn, known as the master of melodies, will present his melodic, romantic and playful world of guitar music. Wahl performs a variety of genres such as pop, rock, hip-hop and flamenco. The beginning of the night will belong to an up-and-coming, talented soYmartino (Martin Vedej), playing cover versions of world-famous hits. Starts: Feb 4, 20:30; Flame Music Bar, Štefániková 47. Admission: €10-12. Tel: 0905/850-133. www.flame.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

LIVE MUSIC/PARTY: A club in the downtown capital invites people who are interested in the Nvmeri band. Great dance group and electronic DJ guarantee a great time with an unforgettable experience of essential melody, frequent improvisation and unique vocals led by Pišta Královič, featuring Palo Javorník and Miro Tuchyňa. Support team Introdienica (composed of Diablo & Krto) brings a DJ to close the concert. Starts: Feb 5, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: One of the most awaited cultural events is the Czech Philharmonic’s concert bringing the most famous melodies of Broadway musical comedies. Guests will get to enjoy the Czech Philharmonics led by American conductor Keith Lockhard, featuring Ashley Brown (soprano), Marin Mazzie (mezzo-soprano), Jason Danieley (tenor) and Rodney Earl Clarke (bass). A night full of melodies from the most famous musicals: West Side Story, Cats, Phantom of The Opera, Chicago, Evita and Mamma Mia. Two hours (including a break) of intense music. Starts: Feb 5, 19:00; Ondrej Nepela Ice Stadium, (Slovnaft Arena), Odbojárov 9. Admission: €20-€100 (disabled people €10). 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.

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Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Akustix – Acoustic band from Bratislava will play within an unusual but perhaps more attractive compound. This band brings percussions, harmonica, guitar and vocals to the Scherz café. Visitors can feel genuine melodies from the 1960s to the present. Thanks to Peter Baraňovský (guitar and vocals), Ivka Fabianová (vocals), Domino Kalman (harmonica), and Boris Bašista (percussions), the country-pop-rock performance brings modern music closer to people and revives older songs. Starts: Feb 6, 20:00; Kafe Scherz Palisády, Partizánska 2. More info: www.citylife.sk or www.scherz.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: The unusual show offers rising Slovak folk-rap composer Katarzia who shows audiences her brilliant skills. The popular composer who is gaining more and more attention from reviewers and music fans has earned two nominations on Radio FM for her CD generation Y. She stands out mainly thanks to her innovative techniques, different kind of guitar compositions and sharp lyrics speaking about her worldview. Starts: Feb 6, 20:00; A4-space for contemporary culture, Karpatská 2. Admission: €7. More info: www.a4.sk or victory@victorytravel.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.

Bratislava

ROCK MUSIC: Atlas Road Crew - Museum of Trade launches the project Rock in Museum. As part of this project, a young American rock band called Atlas Road Crew from Charleston, South Carolina, will bring a mixture of southern rock and bluesrock. Vocals and guitar by Taylor Nicholson, guitar by Dave Beddingfield, bass guitar by Max Becker, keys by Bryce James and drums by Patrick Drohan. The band has already released two albums, Atlas Road Crew and Halfway To Hopkins, released in 2012 and 2015 respectively. Starts: Feb 9, 19:00; Museum of Trade, Podunajské Biskupice, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/ 45243167; www.muzeumobchoduba.sk, or www.rockvmuzeu.sk.

Bratislava

WORLD MUSIC: Hudba sveta / Music of the World Diverse styles of music under one roof; multiple world music genres in one place. The popular multi-genre band La3no Cubano brings tempting melodies from all the continents combined with native folklore; the fresh new music is ensured by DJ couple Rakija and Johansson. La3no Cubano have been performing for over a decade, playing Arabic, African, Latin-American, Gipsy and Balkan rhythms on guitar, saxophone and violin. Rakija plays various genres as well, such as Ostblok reggae, electro swing, 90s trash. DJ Johansson brings DnB, Nu Jazz and Brazil-electro. Starts: Feb 12, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. More info: www.citylife.sk.

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Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Live concert – Swedish band Movits! arrives and presents their new album. All guests will be able to see and hear their new album They Tried to Bury Us, They Didn't Know We Were Seeds. It will be all about mixture of electro, swing and hip-hop in cooperation with Swing Thing & Papa Django. Starts: Feb 12, 20:00; Majestic music club, Karpatská 2. Admission: first 100 tickets €14, others €16. More info: www.predpredaj.zoznam.sk or juraj@openrock.sk.

Bratislava

WORLD MUSIC: The prominent band representative of ethno and world music, Pressburger Klezmer Band, the first Slovak klezmer band, plays its first concert of 2016, called Tsvantsik Yorn, in the V klub. The band started in 1995 and they focus mainly on klezmer (folklore music of eastern-European Jews), but with their own original interpretation, combined with other musical styles such as jazz, reggae, Latino, Slovak, Balkan and Gypsy folklore and a touch of Orient. Emotional and dance music. Starts: Feb 12, 19:30; V – klub, Námestie SNP 12. Admission fee: €8 (advance booking), €10 (in the site). Tel: 0918/817-141, 02/2047-1217; www.citylife.sk, www.nocka.sk.

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Bratislava

FAIR: Svadobný veľtrh / Wedding Fair, Interbeauty – The 11th wedding trade fair will welcome visitors from Slovakia, as well as from abroad; and exhibitions focusing on cosmetics are present, too. Starts: Feb 12-13, 10:00-19:00, 10:00-18:00; Incheba Expo Arena, Viedenska cesta 3-7. Admission: €6. More info: www.svadobnyveltrh.sk, or www.incheba.sk.

Bratislava

INDOOR BIKE SHOW: DownMallGreat opportunity to ride a bike without traffic risks; with a lot of fun. As part of the 2016 Tour in Slovakia, Central shopping centre hosts racers on their one and only stop in Slovakia. Visitors will be able to see top downhill riders from Europe such as Tomáš Slávik, Tomáš Zejda, Johannes Fisbach, and many others. Unique showcase of speed, jumps and adrenaline is divided into three categories: MTB Freestyle, BMX freestyle and speed bike DownMall. Starts: Feb 13, 13:00; OC Central shopping centre, Metodova 6. Admission: free. Tel: 02/3211 5121. More info: www.central.sk.

Bratislava

LIVE MUSIC: Fragile – The vocal interpretation of the well-known world rock, pop, and jazz hits in an extraordinary a cappella arrangements  – voices without accompaniment by musical instruments. Performed by B. Kostka, S. Norisová, J. Golisová, H. Krajčiová, S. Rymarenková, S. Košecký, V. Csontos and K. Mikulčík. Starts: Feb 14, 16:00, 19:00; tickets are available only directly on site. Admission: €13. Tel: 0903/449-650; lodteatro.inviton.sk.

Bratislava

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bach and Dance – This concert is an organ recital, especially dedicated to admirers of Johann Sebastian Bach. It consists of three major parts, Bach’s compositions, dances of the court of Louis XIV of France and Hungarian dances. In the beginning, the Symphony from Cantata No. 29 will be heard. Starts: Feb 14, 16:00; Slovak Philharmonics, Reduta building, Eugena Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2047 5233. More info: www.citylife.sk

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Roky bojov, obetí a nádejí / Years of Battles, Victims and Hopes (1914-1920) – The situation in World War I will be presented to the public as of the beginning of February. The history of the one of the deadliest European wars will be available to library card holders until the end of the month. Exhibited will be documents commemorating the 100th  anniversary of WWI and activities of the Czechoslovak foreign legion and constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918. Open: Mon 12:00-21:00, Tue-Fri: 9:00-21:00, Sat: 9:00-15:00 until Feb 29; University Library, Ventúrska 11. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2204-6618. More info: www.ulib.sk or www.citylife.sk.    

Bratislava

EXHIBITION: Ján Hlavatý: Dance with Paints – More than three decades of paintings of Ján Hlavatý are displayed in this exhibition curated by Eva Trojanová, from expressionism in the beginning through intense work with colour to his latest works, figural, meditative, symbolic and landscape paintings. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00- 20:00, until Feb 28; Danubiana Gallery near Vodné dielo/ Waterworks Čunovo. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 02/6252-8501; www.danubiana.sk.

Bratislava

PHOTO EXHIBITION: High Tatras – The Polish Institute in Slovakia, in cooperation with the Polish photographer Krzysztof Wojnarowski from Krakow, presents his experimental photographic production, mix of impressions and picture reports, based on locations in the High Tatras. The exhibition titled Between The Monk And The Devil – Tatra’s Lights and Shadows) will also feature works of Michal Jagiella, Polish writer (who worked with Wojnarowsky previously), his complex set of poems called Tatras – a concert for two in 2012. Open: Feb 11-28, 17:00; Polish Institute, SNP Square 27. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Senec

EXHIBITION/GALLERY: Modern gallery located not far from Bratislava offers 4 rooms of art pieces including amateurs and professionals of all age categories. The Labyrinth gallery brings culture, sport, art and relax opportunities for visitors; with concerts, theatre performances and different kind of workshops. These days, the elementary school art is presented. Open: workdays 14:30-19:30 until Feb 26; Labyrinth Gallery, 1. Mája Square 2, More info: 0911/280-603 www.msks-senec.sk. 

 

Central SLOVAKIA

 

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 Bystrica

LIVE MUSIC: Jano Svetlan Majerčík & Petr Hemmer – A combination of music and theatre will be presented in the Hadclub, with chanson-like songsters Jano Svetlan and Petr Hemmer and their minimalism. Starts: Feb 6, 19:00; klub HaD, Horná 95, Admission : €7. More info: 0917-101-163. www.klubhad.sk.

Žilina

PARTY: Masquerade Ball – The masquerade party will be hosted by Martin Mňahončák and feature DJ Vivas, a dance group, and Igor Kmeťo on guitar.  All services included (snacks, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, cafeteria). Starts: Feb 13, 19:00, Holiday Inn hotel. Admission: €69. Tickets: hotel reception desk, or 041/5050-100. More info: www.holidayinn-zilina.sk.

Banská Bystrica

CLASSICAL MUSIC: On Valentine’s Day, an operetta concert will take place performed by Katarína Procházková  (soprano), Šimon Svitok (baritone), Dušan Šimo (tenor), Stanislava Zobalová (cello) and Martina Svitková (piano), consisting of the most famous melodies. Starts: Feb 14, 18:00; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission fees: €6. More info: www.stateopera.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 11:00-16:00, 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

Košice

CLASSICAL  MUSIC: A Trip To The Unknown – The State Philharmonic Orchestra Košice brings a high-class Weber’s opera Der Freischütz (The Marksman), and the 6th symphony by Antonín Dvořák. In the end of the performance, two rare personalities, Hungarian flutist Franz Doppler and Polish composer Janusz Bielecky, demonstrate their skills. Starts: Feb 4, 19:00; Dom umenia/House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €6-€8. More info: www.sfk.sk.  

Košice

SPORT: Nonstop 24-hour Skating – A marathon of non-stop 24-hour skating calls on the public to take part and help out. Starts: Feb, 5, 9:00- Feb 6, 9:00; T-Systems Sport-relaxation Centre, Alejová 2. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Košice

OPERA: Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut. One of the most popular operas will be performed in the Košice State Theatre. Phenomenal composer Puccini presents the story about a cheating girl who enjoys her life until it is ruined in Torino. Opera will be directed by Peter Gábor and conducted by Igor Dohovič. Starts: Feb 11, 19:00; Košice State Theatre, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 02/55245-2200. www.sdke.sk.

Košice

EXHIBITION: The Exhibition of the Decade / Winning Works of the Painting competition 2006 – 2015 – An overview of the crème de la crème among the young generation of Slovak painters offers a selection from the past decade of the Painting competition by the VÚB foundation. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00 until Feb 28; East-Slovakian Gallery, Hlavná 27. Tel: 055/6817-511; www.vsg.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. 

By Michal Hlúbik

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