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Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between October 28 and November 6, including Halloween/ghost night, a lot of classical and rock music, modern dance, a fashion show, and more.

Pvael Šporcl will play with Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO)(Source: Courtesy of ŠKO)

Western Slovakia

Smolenice Mansion

HALLOWEEN/CASTLE: Ghosts at the Smolenice Mansion – The second year of this event offers a guided tour around the haunted mansion, body painting, archery and other activities, recommended for children over 6 years of age. Entry is between 11:00 and 22:00 on October 29 and between 9:00 and 19:00 on October 30, every 20 minutes and it is advisable to buy tickets through email karpatos.oz@gmail.com (or on the site, at the Koliba restaurant under the mansion). Starts: Oct 29-30, Smolenice mansion. Admission: €3-€5. More info: 0948/474-702 (weekdays, after 16:00) or on facebook.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Galéria hudby / Gallery of Music – The cycle of chamber concerts presents a contemporary music ensemble whose ambition is to play the works of local and global composers, the Czech Fama Quartet. It will perform the works of A. Webern, G. Kurtág, V. Godár, D. Chudovský, G. F. Haas. The international quartet is composed of members of the Prague Philharmonia. Starts: Nov 3, 18:00; Nitrianska galéria, Župné Square 3. Admission: €4-€6, €36 for all concerts). Tel: 037/6579-641; kultura@nitrianskagaleria.sk.


EXHIBITION: Konjunkcie / Conjuntions – This exhibition follows the collaboration of glass artist Palo Macho with several generations of Slovak visual artists: Ivan Csudai, Rudolf Fila, Ľudovít Fulla, Jana Hojstričová, Jozef Jankovič, Svätopluk Mikyta, and Laco Teren, curated by Peter Michalovič. Macho is the only Slovak artist who paints on glass, or rather paints into glass. His art is mostly about painting. Open: Tue-Wed-Fri 9:00 - 17.00, Thur 10:00 – 18:00, weekends 13:00 – 18:00 until Nov 27; Ján Koniarek Gallery, Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Tel: 033/5511-659; www.gjk.sk.

Central Slovakia


CONCERT: Korben Dallas & Cambiar La Música – Slovak band Korben Dallas has prepared a new album to be released in the spring of 2017 and now, it presents a series of four concerts with a special guest, girls’ choir Cambiar La Música. The choir performs different musical genres in their specific, unique style. Starts: Oct 28, 20:00; Smer Music Bar R.Zaymusa 72/8. Admisison: €12 (in advance, www.ticketportal.sk) - €15 (on the site). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Beethoven in Star Interpretation – The Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO) conducted by Oliver Dohnányi, with star Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl, perform Beethoven’s Concert in D Major, op. 61 for Violin and Orchestra, and Symphony No 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (The Fatal – Schicksalssinfonie). Starts: Nov 3-4 (season tickets are valid only on Nov 3), 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: 10-€14. More info: www.skozilina.sk.

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DANCE THEATRE: Untied Tales (The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign) – Clara Furey, Peter Jaško (Canada, Slovakia) – The gentle, dreamy, but also energetic and thrilling dance performance about home, walls, their tearing down and co-existence is the work of Canadian musician, actress, performer, stage designer and – last but not least – dancer Clara Fuery, and Slovak dancer who stidied and works abroad, Peter Jaško, who is also part of the dance troupe Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. Music design Tomas Furey, lights Alexandre Pilon-Guay. Starts: Nov 4-5, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €3-€5 (advance sale www.predpredaj.sk). More info: www.stanica.sk.

Banská Bystrica

MUTLI-GENRE ART FESTIVAL: The annual festival Barbakan offers this year, among other events, the Slovak rock legend, Para band who have set out on a national tour called Žiadne Slová, Iba Činy Tour 2016, and the Roma band Sendreiovci is their support band in Banská Bystrica. Starts: Nov 4, 20:00; Urban Spot, Skuteckého 3. Admission: €10 (tickets www.eventim.sk). More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

Eastern Slovakia


CONCERT: Elán – Živých nás nedostanú / They Will Not Get Us Alive – The 30th anniversary of their popular album Hodina slovenčiny / Lesson in Slovak by the iconic Slovak band Elán which has managed to survive the communist regime, the wave of foreign music after its fall, as well as the changes in taste coming in the 21st century, takes an opportunity to look back. However, the band will also play pieces from its most recent recording, Živých nás nedostanú / They Will Not Get Us Alive. They have been on the musical scene for 48 years, and in the meantime, they have released 14 studio albums, five English albums, and several compilations, for which they got 25 platinum albums, sold-out concerts in Prague open-air stadium, Carnegie Hall, etc. Starts: 30, 18:00, Steel Aréna, Nerudova 12. Admission: €17-€36. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Symphonic Concert Tribute to Professors opening the ARs Nova music festival – The Slovak State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) opens the Ars Nova festival of contemporary classical music conducted by Peter Breiner, with Peter Zwiebel on viola, playing the work of Breiner, the Concert for Viola and Orchestra by J. Podprocký and the Symphony No 8, Op. 64 for Big Orchestra by A. Moyzes. Starts: Nov 3, 19:00; House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €4-€8. Tel: 055/2453-123; vstupenky@sfk.sk. www.sfk.sk.


FASHION SHOW: Ida Sándor: 10 Years of Minimalism – Košice native, fashion designer Ida Sándor, returns to her hometown to present her style, marking the 10th anniversary of her career. Starts. Nov 3, 19:00; Hall of Art/Kunsthalle, Rumanova 1. Admission: €12. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.

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