Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between November 11 and November 20, including adventure and travel festival, the Night of Theatres, a fashion show, lots of music, and more.

Silver Liquid, Silver Thread in Štúdio Tanca Theatre, illustrative stock photo  Silver Liquid, Silver Thread in Štúdio Tanca Theatre, illustrative stock photo (Source: Jakub Čejka)

Western Slovakia


CONCERT: Andrej Šeban Trio – “Život je krásny Tour 2016 – The tour called Život je krásny / Life is Beautiful brings the cooperation of guitarist Šeban and drummer of former iconic band, Ján Fabrický, as well as young talent, bass guitarist Michal Šelep. The result is a mix of re-arranged older hits of Šeban and new compositions. The tour makes stop in several Slovak towns and cities. Starts: Nov 15, 20:00; Synagogue, Pri synagóge 3. Admission: €10 (in advance)-€12 (on the site). More info:

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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;


MUSEUM/EXHIBITION: Pipe smoking and the World – This travelling exhibition presents the culture of pipes including the smoking niche of Sherlock Holmes, various tools and an original collection of pipes made of different materials, among other things. Open: Mon 9:00-15:00, Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, weekends 10:00-17:00 until December 31, Ponitrianske Museum, Štefánikova Trieda 1; Admission: €0.5-€1. More info:

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Central Slovakia

Banská Bystrica

FILM FESTIVAL: Cestou necestou 2016 – The “travel festival” Cestou Necestou strives to inspire people to travel in less traditional and popular ways, and search for the unknown. It includes discussions, screenings and presentations in blocks. Starts: Nov 11-13, 18:00; Záhrada - Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). More info:,


CLASSICAL MUSIC/CONCERT: Le Orchestroha – Hudba je len jedna / There Is Just One Music – Roma songs, the soundtrack to the Sherlock Holmes movie (authored by Sendreiovci) and more music arranged by Slavo Solovic for orchestra, and performed by the Slovak Sinfonietta conducted by Slavo Solovic, Sendreiovci, the Čercheňora Roma girls’ choir. Starts: Nov 11, 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: 12. More info:


MODERN DANCE: Gyula Cserepes: Selfy – The project Selfy of Serbian/Hungarian dancer Gyula Cserepes is an attempt at self-reflection, aimed also at the audience. The performer dances on the thin line between trance and conscious presentation, between the inner and the outer world and reality. Light design: Ints Plavnieks, music: László Mádi. Starts: Nov 11, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €3-€4. More info:


JAZZ: Jakob Bro Trio (with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan – The Jakob Bro Trio (Danish guitarist Jakob Bro, with JoeyBaron, US – drums; Thomas Morgan, US – double bass) will play in Lučenec with a single concert in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Starts: Nov 12, 20:00; dance hall and brewery Franz, M. Rázusa 11. Admission: €20. More info:


CONCERT: Chantal Pullain – Chansons – The French songstress living in the Czech Republic performs her own compositions, as well as famous hits of the genre. Starts: Nov 14, 19:00; House of Unions, Antona Bernoláka 51. Admission: €18. Tickets, info:

Banská Bystrica:

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Klavírny koncert – The Piano Concert brings the laureate of the piano contest Forum Per Tasti, Slovenian Nejc Kamplet, in a concert offering works of Beethoven and Edward H. Grieg, with the State Opera Banská Bystrica Orchestra conducted by Igor Bulla. Starts: Nov 16, 19:00; State Opera, Národná 11. More info:

Banská Bystrica /other cities

NIGHT OF THEATRES: The Night of Theatres – Ariadne’s Thread – The Štúdio tanca Theatre celebrates – as do dozens of theatres in Banská Bystrica and around the whole Slovakia – the Night of Theatres, with a performance luring visitors to the mysterious Acropolis looming over the city, helping to tell myths from truth and passing three tests with the guardians of the labyrinth. Starts: Nov 19, 21:00; Štúdio tanca theatre, Komenského 12 (Na Kačici). Admission: €3. Tickets: More info:

Eastern Slovakia


FASHION: Košice Fashion Week 2016 – In 2014, Košice became one the few cities, and the only one in Slovakia, to boast the brand “Fashion Week”. Since then, this event annually offers shows of collections by top Slovak designers. This year, one Czech will also participate. Starts: Nov 11-12, 14:00; Alfa building, Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €4.50-€7 for one show. More info:


CONCERT: Asian Dub Foundation – The London-based band merging hip hop with drum’n’bass, dub and punk, enriched in traditional Asian melodies returns to Slovakia, to play a medley of its greatest hits from all its albums. After-party: Drumophone Crew – Bendhy, Kelso and reggae master, Prograss. Starts: Nov 11, 20:00, Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €20 (in advance)-€25 (after-party €3-€4); tickets:, More info:


SPIRITUAL CHOIR MUSIC: The 25th year of the International Festival of Spiritual Songs of the Byzantine Rite, as organised by the Greek-Catholic Church and Sakrálne spevy association, presents choirs from Prešov, Bratislava, Košice, the Ukrainian-minority choir from Prešov, as well as others from Poland and the Czech Republic. Starts: Nov 11-13, (16:30 on Friday); Cathedral Church of John the Baptist, Prešov. Admission: free. More info:


CONCERT: Madball (US), Eats Me Fresh (CZ) – The legendary US band returns to Slovakia after more than six years, this time with the Czech band Eat Me Fresh as support. Starts: Nov 12, 20:00; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €16. More info:


SACRAL ART FESTIVAL: The Košice-based Sacral Art Festival is 27 years old and in 2016 it presents holy masses, an ecumenical concert, an exhibition, a song contest of religious schools, a guided tour around Jewish sites in Košice, and several concerts. Starts: Nov 9-13; various sites in Košice. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Prešov Musical Autumn 2016 – Trio Martinů, three Czech musicians, Petr Jiříkovský on piano, Jaroslav Matějka on cello, and Pavel Šafařík on violin, will play the works of Johannes Brahms, Bohuslav Martinů and Antonín Dvořák. Starts: Nov 14, 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol concert hall, Hlavná 50. Admission: €5-€9. More info: Tickets: 051/7723-7412,


EXHIBITION: Iain Patterson : Our West – The exhibition of the Scottish artist explores motifs of nature in a meditative way, curated by Tadeáš Goryczka and Anna Ondrušeková. Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 or Sun 12:00-17:00 until Nov 27; Elektráreň TG, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: €1.50-€1. Tel: 052/7721-968,

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