Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between April 22 and May 1, including race, premiere of contemporary dance , derniere of opera, concert, classical, jazz and world music, musical festival, exhibitions and more.

Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini in Košice State Theatre (SDKE)Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini in Košice State Theatre (SDKE) (Source: Joseph Marčinský)

Western Slovakia


RACE: Drag wars SK vs. CZ - Slovak Championship of sprint cars and motorcycles 2016 takes place in the framework of the event Powerfest featuring "Drag Wars SK vs.CZ". Slovak and Czech racers will compete for trophies in the quarter mile with race to be joined also by vehicles from Poland. The competition consists of three basic categories: Cars Profi, Cars Street and Motorcycles, which are divided into individual classes according to volume and propulsion. Starts: Apr 30, 8:30. Trenčín Airport. Admission: €10. More info:


EXHIBITION: Kupeckého svet/The world of Kupecký – The exposition under the small Carpathians. Exhibit of artworks on the occasion of the year of Ján Kupecký is prepared in cooperation with the elementary school of  Ján Kupecký and the town of Pezinok. The exhibition shows children‘s works from Bratislava region. Open: until May 29, 11:00-18:00; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínová 2. Admission: €1-€8. More info: or

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Central Slovakia

Banská Bystrica

CONTEMPORARY DANCE: The premiere of Očista/ Purgation - The dance topic concerns human decisions, external and internal influences and actions which determine our way of life, thinking and feelings. It is choreographed by Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková with the music used by Claude Debussy and Matej Háasz. Starts: Apr 22 (premiere), Apr 27 19:00; Divadlo Štúdio tanca theatre, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €8. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Iršai, Elgar, Čajkovskij - The concert will be performed in framework of Allegretto Žilina - The International Festival of classical music by two young and talented musicians. Conductor Aziz Shokhakimov from Uzbekistan who began his carrier as a 13-year-old and Camille Thomas, a young French-Belgian violoncellist nominated for discovery of the year and a 2014 French Grammy „Les Victoires de la Musique“. They will perform a Concert for cello and orchestra e mol op. 85  by Edward Elgar which belongs to the most famous opuses, the last oeuvre by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Symphony no. 6 h mol, op. 74 Pathetique. The concert will begin with a premiere of the work Ten Minutes about Katyň by Yevgeny Iršai. Starts: Apr 23, 19:00; House of Culture Fatra, Dolný val 47.  Admission: €11 - €15. More info:

Banská Bystrica

EXHIBITION: Nórske fjordy / Norwegian Fjords – The State scientific library welcome visitors to exposition of northern nature. The Norwegian fjords will be seen in Banská Bystrica until May 24. Paintings from the period of 1870-1935 are on display. Open: until April 24, 10:00-17:00; Galéria v podkroví / Gallery in the Loft, Lazovná 9. Admission: free. More info:

Banská Bystrica

OPERA: The derniere of Priateľ Fritz/ Friend Fritz - The opera in three acts inspired by homonymous French story by authors Emil Erckmann and Alexander Chatrian. The topic of the story is typical or often used for operas: Wealthy landowner and obdurate young man Fritz falls in love with lovely Suzei, the daughter of his friend. The state opera shows this famous opera by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni, directed by Dana Dinková, led by Marián Vach with choirmaster Iveta Popovičová. Performers are Eva Šušková, Michal Lehotský, Alena Kropáčková, Marián Lukáč and others. Starts: Apr 26, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €8. More info:

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Chránené územia Slovenska - Národné parky/ Protected areas of Slovakia - National parks - The Slovak Mining Museum in cooperation with the Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology have prepared an exhibition to help better recognise national parks in our area and is dedicated to comprehensive nature protection and World Day of the Earth. Open: Wed - Sun 8:00 - 16:00 until May 27. Berggericht - Mineralogical exposition, Holy Trinity Square 6. Admission: € 2,5. More info:


JAZZ/ BLUES/ CHANSON: Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers: Nás to tu furt baví!/ We still enjoy it here! - The Orchestra Melody Makers celebrates twenty years. Ondřej Havelka and his hotjazz band began their jubilee season with a contagious vitality and in good form. Their new program consists of many well-known hits and new works. Starts: Apr 28, 19:00; House of Culture Fatra, Dolný val 47.  Admission: €16. More info:

Banská Bystrica

DANCE: Medzinárodný deň tanca/ International Day of Dance -  The performance is a celebration of dance and dance arts in a wide palette of genres. Starts: Apr 29, 14:00; The centre of Banská Bystrica. Admission: free. More info:

Eastern Slovakia


FESTIVAL: Ukraine Days – The biggest and probably most uknkown state which borders Slovakia. The second anniversary takes place in Košice to allow a better understanding of the culture, design, art and life in Ukraine. The program includes workshops, dance performances, cultural and social acivities. Starts: Apr 16-28; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínová 2. Admission: €1. More or


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Košická hudobná jar/ Košice Musical Spring – The international festival was founded in 1956 and it is one of the oldest music festivals in Slovakia. Featuring cello player Michaela Fukačová, Jan Mráček, conductors Leoš Svárovský and Ondrej Lenárd, Czech band Musica Florea, he Slovak Chamber Orchestra (SKO) Bohdan Warchal. Starts: April 21-May 13; Dom umenia / House of Arts. Moyzesova 66. More info:


OPERA: Manon Lescaut - One of the most famous and most performed opera titles of composer Giacomo Puccini has returned to the Košice Theatre.  A story about a philandering beauty, who is enjoying life to the fullest and gives herself over to the hands of fate, which catches up with her and leaves her alone and abandoned. An opera that had its premiere in Torino in 1893 will be introduced in the Košice State Theatre under the direction of Slovak director Peter Gábor, a multiple-award winner. The opera is led by Igor Dohovič and Marián Lejava, who also rehearsed the music, with choirmaster Lukáš Kozubík. Starts: Apr 22, 19:00; Košice State Theatre (SDKE), Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/2452-260 (evenings);


FOLKLORE/WORLD MUSIC: Andy Warhol – Songs of My Mum – This special project based on authentic songs of Júlia Zavacká Warholová, mother of Andy Warhol, who recorded original songs of Ruthenian minority on an album in the 1950s in Pittsburgh. Now, they will be performed by Igor Kucej Emotion Group in world music style. Starts: April 22 (and 28) 19:00; Alexander Duchnovič Theatre, Jarková 77. More info:


EXHIBITION: Zo ZáSUVky / From an SUV Drawer – The useful art design will be presented in the KulturPark. The creation of teachers and students will be seen in a bit different layout. Visitors can see the interaction differencesm, and overlapping of classical art techniques, crafts and design. Starts: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until May 1, 11:00-18:00. Kasárne Kulturpark. Kukučínová 2. More or


EXHIBITION: Stretnutie s Krakovom / Meeting with Krakov – The rare exposition of photos from occasional photography group of Ľubica Kremeňová, Igor Šimko, and JánTkáč. Open: Mon, Wed-Fri 9:30-18:00 until April 30. NOVA photo-gallery, Ján Bocatio Public Library, Jaltská 33. Admission: free. More info:,


EXHIBITION: História zhmotnená v kove/ History materialised in metal - The Eastern Slovak Museum (VSM) and Rákoczi Museum of the Hungarian National Museum (MNM) have prepared an exhibition of a collection of cast iron artefacts by László Korompay. The most valuable part of the museum articles are master pieces from the period of the beginnings of European art Foundry from Polish town Gliwice, Berlin and Austrian Mariazell. Open: Tue - Sat 9:00 - 17:00, Sun 14:00-18:00 until Aug 28. The Eastern Slovak Museum, Peace Marathon Square 2. Admission: €1. More info:


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