Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 6 and January 15, including New Year’s concerts, a disco party, modern dance performance, workshop, exhibitions, and more.

Epiphany Run on January 6, Košice.Epiphany Run on January 6, Košice. (Source: TASR)

Western Slovakia


CONCERT: The Three Kings’ Concert of Naďa Urbánková – The Epiphany concert features Czech singer Naďa Urbánková, the Art Music Orchestra Červeník and Slovak musician and singer Róbert Puškár as guest. Starts: Jan 6, 18:00; Ján Palárik Theatre, Trojičné Square 2. Tickets: 033 / 5511-125; more info:


PARTY: SUMMIT.55 – the 55th edition of drum’n’bass party features Austrian DJs Emx and Elize, two eastern-Slovak DJs Tripologic and Fliper; and local residents Skick and Bobo. Starts: Jan 13, 20:00; ArtKlub, Hlavná 17. Admission: €3. More info:


EXHIBITION: Marián Oravec: Tajomný svet / Mysterious World – Slovak painter and graphic artist Marián Oravec, a student of Albín Brunovský, follows in the footsteps of his professor and draws inspiration both from him and from the works of Salvador Dali. His current exhibition, put together mainly from surrealist art from private collections, presents graphic artworks, oil paintings, ex-libris, illustrations and drawings, as curated by Stanislav Háber. Open: Tue-Wed-Fri 9:00 - 17.00, Thur 10:00 – 18:00, Sun 13:00 – 18:00 until Jan 29; Ján Koniarek Gallery, Synagogue – Centre of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2. Admission: €0.60-€1.30. Tel: 033/5511-659;

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Central Slovakia


CLASSICAL MUSIC: New Year’s Eve Concert – The Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO) Žilina will play the works of Mozart, Johannes Brahms, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Gioacchino Rossini, Antonín Dvořák, Emmerich Kálmán, Johann Strauss Jr., Pablo de Luna, Robert Stolz, and Franz Lehár, as conducted by Mario Košik, with mezzo-soprano Kremena Dilcheva as soloist. Starts: Jan 12, 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €14-€18. More info:

Banská Bystrica

CONTEMPORARY DANCE: Purification – The theatre piece in two acts, choreographed by Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková to the music of Claude Debussy, Matej Háasz, tries to express through dance and body theatre the way water purifies human body and soul, about how the purification ritual brings about re-birth and enables to continue in one’s life. Starts: Jan 13, 19:00; DŠT, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €4-€7. Tel: 048/4146-540;


CONCERT: Balady Tour – Slovak musicians Robert Pospiš & Martin Sillay have paid tribute to local folklore from various parts of the country. Together with drummer Juraj Šušaník and cellist Roman Harvan, they have embarked on the Balady Tour which ends in mid-January in Žilina. Starts: Jan 14, 20:00; Klub Kolečko, Komenského 6. More info:,


DANCE/WORKSHOP: Dance in Flow – The three-day movement workshop strives to explore human body and mind, individual abilities and inclinations of participants and to fins the balance between feeling the individual inner world and the outer environment, as well as the so-called body story-telling. Coaches are Nayeli Špela Peterlin (Slovenia), Gohar Ghandilyan (Armenia) and Davide Casiraghi (Italy). Starts: Jan 13-15, 18:00 (Fri), 10:00 (Sat and Sun); Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €15-€20. More info:

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Paralelné svety / Parallel Worlds – This exhibition is the group project of ten Slovak visual artists, teachers at the Institute of Artistic Creation and Multi-media at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava: Gabriela Gáspárová Illéšová, Paulína Edbringerová, Jozef Hobor, Martin Kellenberger, Bohuš Kubinský, Milan Lukáč, Vladimír Petrík, Eva Ploczeková, Ján Šilinger, and Michal Šuda. Open: Tue-Sun 8:00-16:00 until Jan 15. Admission: €1-€2. Galéria Jozefa Kollára (Jozef Kollár Gallery), Námestie sv.Trojice 8. Tel: 045/6913-431;

Eastern Slovakia


RUN: The Epiphany, or Three Kings’s Run in the historical centre of Košice marks the end of the European City of Sport for this city, which then goes over to another Slovak city, Banská Bystrica. There are two runs, with tracks 1.100 metres and 5,100 metres long. Starts: Jan 6, 15:00; Immaculata sculptural group, Main Street. Admission/Registration fee: €3-€13 (registering possible on the day of run, before the start). More info:


THEATRE/DANCE: Ondrej Šoth – Charlie Chaplin - The legend of silent movies and slapstick comedies, Charles Spencer Chaplin was an ingenious filmmaker and also script-writer, composer and director. The dance piece of Ondrej Šoth shows him not merely as a funny figure but as a human being who experienced success and fame, as well as persecution, injustice and accusations. It is choreographed by Ondrej Šoth and Marek Šarišský, pantomime cooperation by Juraj Benčík and Vanda Hybnerová, script by Zuzana Mistríková, Ondrej Šoth, film: Vasyl Sevastyanov. Starts: Jan 10, 19:00; State Theatre Košice, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€12. More info:; tickets Utorok, 10 Január, 2017


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The New Year Concert – The State Slovka Philharmonics (ŠfK) conducted by Leoš Svárovský will perform in its first concert in the year 2017 the works of Julius Fučík, Franz von Suppé, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Aram Khachaturian, Jacques Offenbach, Amilcare Ponchieli, Václav Trojan, Franz Lehár and Johann Strauss Jr. Starts: Jan 12, 19:00; ŠfK House of Arts, Moyzesovaa 66. Admission: €8-€12. Tickets:,; tel: 055/2453-123;


THEATRE/CONCERT: The New Year’s Concert – The special New Year’s Concert on the State Theatre Košice offers soloist Michaela Várady performing seasonal melodies. Starts: Jan 14, 19:00; State Theatre Košice, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4-€20. More info:; tickets


EXHIBITION: Tribute to Albín Brunovský / Pocta Albínovi Brunovskému – This exhibition, curated by Carmen Kováčová and conceptualised by Peter Panenka, will commemorate the birthday of the famous Slovak graphic artist, painter and teacher Albín Brunovský (who would have turned 81 on December 25). It will also show the graphic friendship between Ivan Panenka and Albín Brunovský, resulting in a collection of works by the latter, as owned by the former. Instead of evaluating and summing up the whole vast work of Brunovský, the exhibition wants to present as wide a selection as possible of his graphic artworks, across the years of his career. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until January 26; U Anjela Gallery, Starý trh 53. Admission: free. More info:

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