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Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between February 12 and 21, including classical, jazz and pop music, snowboarding, operetta and dance performances, exhibiitons, and more.

Western Slovakia



JAZZ: Winter Jazz Fest Trnava – The first year of this one day event is performed by Jaka Kopač – saxophone (SLO) who will present also his newest album Present Thoughts, US musicians: Danny Grissett, Josh Ginsburg a Willie Jones III. Also featuring Slovak performer Jana Andevska. Starts: Feb 19, 19:00; Music and Cafe Trnava in City Arena. Admission: €15. More info: www.musicacafe.sk.


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. 

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Central Slovakia


Banská Bystrica

SNOWBOARDING: Sony Xperia Snowboard Fest – The 16th edition of the men’s Big Air snowboarding show moves after 3 years at Štrbské Pleso to Banská Bystrica. At the start of the race, also last year's winner Kalle Järvilehto from Finland will compete in this discipline, and he will compete with top European jumpers: from Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and also from Slovakia. This event is the only in one Slovakia included in the World Snowboard Tour. Starts: Feb 12-13; Šachtičky, Rovná 21, Dulovce. Admission: free for onlookers. More info: www.bystricoviny.sk; www.boardlife.sk.

Banská Štiavnica

CONCERT: King Shaolin – New-age pop band was created after their leader Dominik Štofko released a debut album “Road to Machiavelli Valley” in 2012. Members: Dominik Štofko (singer, guitarist and composer), Norbert Neuschl (bass, backing vocals), Michal Uličný (drums), Michal Neffe (guitar, backing vocals). Starts: Feb 13, 20:00, Trotuar Cafe, Andreja Kmeťa 14. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.


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: €6. More info: www.stateopera.sk.

Banská Bystrica

DANCE PERFORMANCE: White dreams, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, The Rite of Spring – Last performance of three dance appearances is composed of White Dreams by Ryuichi Sakamato and Martin Adamus (choreographed by Igor Vejsada), Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy (choreographed by Boris Nebyla) and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky (choreographed by Ladislav Cmorej). Starts: Feb 16, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €3-€6. Tel: 048/2457-123; www.stateopera.sk.

Banská Bystrica                        

DANCE: Androgén a Jadro/ Androgen and the Core – This performance brings “author’s theatrical double evening”: Androgen is a challenge for men to create a safe space for a woman in their arms (choreographed by Tibor Trulik). The Core, choreographed by Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková, is meant as the core of man that is a mystery hiding its true essence. Starts: Feb 17, 19:00; Divadlo Štúdio tanca theatre, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €3-€6. More info: www.studiotanca.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



CLASSICAL MUSIC: Valentine’s Concert / Koncert ku dňu zaľúbených - State Slovak Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) led by Jaromír Krygel will perform a production of famous composers – Mozart,  J. Strauss Jr,  G. Puccini, J. Offenbach. Soloists: Patrícia Janečková (soprano), Igor Loškár (tenor). Starts: Feb 12, 19:00; State Slovak Philharmonic Košice, Moyzesova 66 (House of Arts). Admission: €10-€14. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.


DANCE PERFORMANCE: Carmen – One of crucial works in history composed by Georges Bizet is choreographed and directed by Ondrej Šoth, with music by Bizet – Rodion Shchedrin: Carmen – Suite, Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow 1967, Deep Forest: Boheme, 1995 (Anasthasia, Bohemian Ballet, Deep folk song, Cafe Europa). Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; Košice State Theatre (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings); www.sdke.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Graceful Viola (a cycle) – Performance with music by famous composers: P. I. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 G-minor - Winter Dreams, Berlioz Harold in Italy, Op. 16 (Symphony for Violin and Orchestra). Musicians: Leoš Svárovský, Jitka Hosprová (violin). Starts: Feb 18, 19:00; State Slovak Philharmonic Košice, Moyzesova 66 (House of Arts). Admission: €6-€8. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk


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.    


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 Adriana Petková 

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