Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between March 4 and 13, including jazz, blues concerts, opera premiere, Latin dance Slovakia championship, exhibitions, and more.

Ján Cikker. Juro Jánošík, in State Opera Banská BystricaJán Cikker. Juro Jánošík, in State Opera Banská Bystrica (Source: Jozef Lomnický)

Western Slovakia


DANCE: Travesty Show Kočky (Chicks) - Dance night full of non-erotic entertainment, in which men wear women’s clothes and act like them, playing singers or alluring women but in personal life maintaining their masculinity. The performance is in the style of the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Starts: March 8, Tue 19:00; Town Cultural Centre of Malacky, Záhorácka 1919. Admission: €3. More info:,


EXHIBITION: Exposition of pictures from Africa – Young Slovak doctor from the College of health and Social Work of St Elisabeth / Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) brings interesting aspect of the youngest nation in the world. One year’s experience in South Sudan shows everyday life in this poor country. Open: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 08:00-18:00, Wed 13:00-16:00, Sat 8:00-12:00 since March 2 until March 31; Malokarpatská knižnica/ Small-Carpathian Library, Holubyho 5. Admission: free. More info:


EXHIBITION: Exposition of torture instruments – Slovak national museum (SNM)- Museum of Bojnice prolonged the duration of the exhibition due to major public interest. More than 200 pieces of the restored exhibits present the torture instruments used by the Inquisition and capital-crime courts all around the world. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-15:00 until Mar 31; SNM – Museum Bojnice, Castle and surroundings. Admission:  €3-€8. More info:

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Central Slovakia


Banská Bystrica

OPERA: Ján Cikker – Juro Jánošík – The opera of Slovak composer Cikker about national hero (Jánošík) premieres in the State Opera, as rehearsed and conducted by Marián Vach, stage by Jaroslav Valek, costumes by Peter Čanecký, directed by Roman Polák. Cast includes Michal Hýrošš / Robert Smiščík, Ján Galla, Slavomír Macák, Patrícia Macák Solotruková, and others. Starts: March 5, 18:30; State Opera Banská Bystrica, Národná 11. Admission: €8. Tel: 048/2457-123 or  

Banská Bystrica

BALLROOM DANCE: Slovak Championship – This truly dramatic performance brings the third anniversary of the Slovak Championship of Latin dancing organised by Fáber Dance Team from Banská Bystrica. The jury consists of Felix Castillo (Belgium), Egle Visockaite (Lithuania), Beatrix Lajtai (Hungary), Michelle Bacci (Italy), Dennis Kuznecov (Russia), Katarina Balúchová, Michaela Bielická, Matej Chren, Peter Pastorek, Eduard Slimák, Michal Soukup, Kvetoslava Štrbová, Stella Víťazková (all from Slovakia). Starts: Sat. March 5, 10:00-22:00; Športová hala Dukla / Hall of sports Dukla, Slobody Square 9. Admission: €20-€25. More info:


CONCERT: Chris Ellys – The indie-pop and solo English folk performer comes to Slovakia as part of his Feel The Words Tour 2016. He started with a mini-festival, followed by his first tour. Since February 19, Ellys has played in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. His second tour brings primarily his own songs, because cooperation with guitarist Nick Power has ended. Since they split, he plays solo. Songs talk about his feelings, opinions and moods. Starts: March 11, Fri 19:30; Džezva Café, Tehelná 4; Admission: €2.5. More info:


EXHIBITION: Osobné územia / Personal Regions – The photography set “Personal Regions” is a map of its kind. Authored by Eduard Kudláč, director of the City Theatre in Žilina, it maps the territories of human hobbies and interests, focusing more on the sense stemming from context than from experience. Starts: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00 until Mar 11; ± Plusmínus Gallery, galéria ± 0,0, Hurbanova 11. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/365-149;;


EXHIBITION: Taste of Coffee – The Museum of Považie (the River Váh Region) opens its door for coffee lovers. In collaboration with Beskydy Museum Frýdek-Místek presents an aromatic exhibition For the Scent of Coffee dedicated to the history, development and serving of coffee. Curator (Slavěna Jurčíková) explains where the oldest coffee house arose and what the culture of drinking coffee looked like. Open: daily (except Mondays) until March 27. Museum of Považie, Topoľová 1. Admission: €1-€6.5. More info:


Eastern Slovakia



CONCERT: Komornejšie to už nejde / It Cannot an More Intimate – First Slovak Superstar (Slovakia Got Talent winner 2004) and discovery of the next year Katka Koščová and Daniel Špiner (grew up in a musical family, firstly prefer classical music, then jazz, in collaboration with pianist Peter Adamkovič) will play great jazz music, in a friendly atmosphere. Personal meeting after the concert is possible, sponsored by Halmicaffe. Starts: March 4, Fri 19:00; Halmicaffe, Hlavná 21; Admission: €9-€12. More info:


CONCERT: Music Mix – A night full of music brings Chico Galatico Band, playing primarily jazz, blues and funk. Performers are Peter Hreus (drums), Daniel Dojčák (percussion), Jozef Kolbaský (guitar), Ján T. (guitar) and Ivan Prešovský (bass). Starts: March 4, Fri 20:00; Smelly Cat – Cafe & Bar, Zvonárska 6. Admission: €3. Bookings: 055/ 622 06 56 or; more info:  


OPERA: Dialogues of the Carmelites – The French opera by Francis Poulenc in three acts from 1957 has been adapted and conducted by Ondrej Olos and directed by Linda Keprtová, featuring Ludovic Kendi, Marián Lukáč, Jaroslav Dvorský, Lucie Kašpárková, Janette Zsigová, and others. Starts: March 12, 19:00; State Theatre Košice (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€15. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings); or via; more info www.sdke. 


EXHIBITION: My Country is My Fantasy / Moja krajina je moja fantázia – The exhibition presents successful painter, illustrator and co-founder of the International Biennale of Illustrations, Miroslav Cipár. Organised by BIBIANA, International House of Arts for Children. The exposition is interactive and visitors are a part of it. Screenplay and dramaturgy by Katarína Kosánová, art design solution by Zuzana Hlavinová and Nataša Štefunková. Miroslav Cipár is a laureate of many awards, including the Mladé Letá Award and honourable mention of The Best Book contest. Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until May 1; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínová 2; more info:


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


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