Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 20 and January 29, including various concerts, parties, modern dance performances, opera and more.

Funny Fellows will perform in Hlohovec.Funny Fellows will perform in Hlohovec. (Source: TASR)

Western Slovakia


CONCERT: Tančiareň – Funny Fellows – Performing the swing music of 1920s and 1930s in period clothes this band has created a dancehall – tančiareň – for all fans of this style and era. Starts: Jan 20, 19:30; MsKC (Town Cultural centre), Sv. Michala Square 3. Admission: €10. More info, tickets:

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Nové Mesto nad Váhom

JAZZ: Andreas Varady Trio feat. Radovan Tariška – The “prodigy”, Slovak musician Andreas Varady whose family moved to Ireland where he started his career (culminating as a protégé of producer Quincy Jones) will play – once again, after his premiere when aged 12 – with another Slovak jazzman, saxophonist Radovan Tariška. Starts: Jan 21, 20:00; Blue Note music club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €10. More info:; booking of tables: 0902/608-912,

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PARTY/CONCERT: Ego Hip-hop-ka, Vol. 2 – The hip-hop party with local DJ will feature, this time round, famous rapper Michal Straka, aka Ego. Starts: Jan 27, 21:00; Music a Café Trnava, Športová 1 (City Arena Trnava). Admission: €10. More info: 0948/253240;


JAZZ: Peter Lipa – The famous Slovak jazz singer and jazz organiser, Peter Lipa, will come back to play in Zohor, this time with Michal Šimko on bass. Starts: Jan 28, 19:00; Adams Bar (Hivezdoslavova 2). Admission: €20. More info:


EXBITITION: Emöke Vargová – 265 Hugs (265 Objatí) – The exhibition of the middle-generation Slovak artist shows the basic elements of her works, the way she defies the standard categories of style and art trends, and is a review of her life-long creation, including the most recent works. Although it is not her first exhibition in the Nitra gallery, it is her first solo exhibition there; it is curated by Barbora Geržová. Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 13:00 - 18:00 until January 29; Nitra Gallery / Nitrianska galéria, Župné Square 3. Admission: €3. More info:

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Central Slovakia

Kysucké Nové Mesto

PLANETARIUM: During January, the Regional Planetarium invites visitors to watch the beauty of night sky outside the normal opening hours, from 17:00 on, every Friday. Starts: Jan 20, 27, 17:00; Regional Planetarium Žilina Kysuce Planetarium, Dolinský potok 1278. Admission: €1. Tel: 041/4212-946;


FOREIGN CULTURE/EVENT: Indian Evening – The event offers an evening full of experiences – from a tasting of Indian cuisine (traditional plate – thali with dessert and Masala tea), through video screenings and a photo presentation from an Indian Pilgrimage 2016 and past pilgrimages, to Henna painting on hands, free talks and discussions, as well as an Indian bazaar. Starts: Jan 20, 17:30; Dobrá Čajovňa tea-house, Horný Val 37. Admission: €9. More info:


CONCERT: The Ills, Elections in the Deaftown – The two Slovak bands will entertain visitors this Friday. The Ills, instrumental (two guitars, bass, and drums) playing post-rock combined with shoegaze, math-rock or prog-rock, have already earned praise abroad. Elections in the Deaftown, five young men from Považská Bystrica, play indie rock enriched with post-punk and shoegaze. Starts: Jan 20, 20:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €4-€6. More info:; tickets:

Banská Bystrica

CONTEMPORARY DANCE: It is All Vainness – A recently premiered piece from the Štúdio Tanca Theatre explores the issue of vainness and uselessness – and also vanity – in small steps and in everyday life. Directed and choreographed by Zuzana Ďuricová Hájková, with music by Matej Háasz, costumes by Marek Gašpar Šafárik, and light design by Ján Čief. Starts: Jan 25, 27, 19:00; DŠT, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €4-€7. Tickets: 0902/672-799;; more info:

Banská Bystrica

OPERA: Mozart – The Magic Flute – The famous work by Mozart, considered one of his masterpieces and a core part of the repertory of world opera houses, is rehearsed and conducted by Igor Bulla, directed by Dominik Beneš, with stage design and costumes by Zuzana Přibilová, and choirmaster Iveta Popovičová. The cast includes Peter Malý as guest, Michaela Kraus, Marián Hadraba, Jana Bernáthová as guest, Marek Pobuda as guest, Michaela Tonková as guest, Peter Račko as guest, and others. Starts: Jan 28, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €4-€8, season tickets A, D. More info:

Eastern Slovakia


FILM FESTIVAL: Scandi 2017 – The film festival of Nordic films offers a fine selection of the contemporary cinematography from the north of Europe, in six days. Starts: Jan 25-27, Jan 30-Feb 1, 19:00; Scala movie theatre, PKO Čierny Orol. Admission: €3. More info:


OPERA: Mozart – Figaro’s Wedding – The SDKE version of the comic opera in four acts by the legendary composer is rehearsed by Paolo Gatto, directed by Gustáv Herényi, with stage design by Milan Ferenčík, costumes by Danica Hanáková, conducted by Peter Valentovič, and cast including Michaela Várady, Zuzana Rašiová, Marián Lukáč, Viera Kállayová, Marek Gurbaľ, Anton Baculík, Gabriela Hübnerová, Barbara Išky, Zdenko Vislocký, Martin Kovács and others. Starts: Jan 28, 19:00; State Theatre Košice, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4- €10. More info:


CONCERT: Songs of Donetsk Cossaks / Piesne Doneckých Kozákov – The soloists of the Don Choir Volnij Don from Rostov come to perform the traditional songs with traditional instruments – banjo, balalaika, percussion and special vocals. Starts: Jan 31, 18:30; historical hall of the PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €8. Tickets: Tel: 051/77 237 41-2;

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