Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between January 27 and February 5, including concerts, opera dernieres, an architecture exhibition, and more.

It Is All Vainness, dance performance in the Štúdio Tanca Theatre, DŠT.It Is All Vainness, dance performance in the Štúdio Tanca Theatre, DŠT. (Source: Dušan Beňo)

Western Slovakia


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:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Gallery of Music – The cycle bringing classical music to the Nitra Gallery this time offers Czech/Danish cellist Michaela Fukačová and Slovak pianist Marián Lapšanský playing (on a local Steinway & Sons piano) the works of Brahms, Bohuslav Martinů, and César Franck. Starts: Jan 30, 18:00; Nitra Gallery, Župné Square 3. Admission: €4-€6. Tickets:; more info:, 037/6579-641.


CONCERT: Pete Lincoln (Sweet) – Pete Lincoln who started playing guitar early on and who in the 1980s and 1990s collaborated with artists like Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Shakin’ Stevens and others and who has been the leader of the band The Sweet is now playing solo acoustic guitar in several venues in Slovakia, including the Music a Café club in Trnava, the Blue Note club in Nové Mesto nad Váhom, and the Frankie Rock Club in Nitra. Starts: Feb 2, 20:00; Music a Cafe, Kollárova 20. Admission: €12. Tickets:; more info:


EXHIBITION: ARCHITEKTONIKA 2017 – The overview of the work of the Engineering Cabinet at the Department of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava has been organised in cooperation with the Department of Design at the same academy. One of the leitmotifs of the Cabinet is connecting the terms Fine Art and Structural Engineering. The models exhibited are physical miniatures of the static-construction system, this verifying the static rules. Curators are Sabah Shawkat, Richard Schlesinger and Tomáš Augustín. The exhibition opens on January 26 at 18:00 and lasts until March 5. Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 13:00 - 18:00 until March 5; Salon of the 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 27, 17:00; Regional Planetarium Žilina Kysuce Planetarium, Dolinský potok 1278. Admission: €1. Tel: 041/4212-946;

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:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Carnival Gala-Concert from a Czech Star – The Slovak Sinfonietta conducted by Leoš Svárovský, with Czech soprano Tereza Mátlová will perform a fine selection of arias and tunes from operas, operettas and musicals, composed by famous composers from Mozart through Charles Gounod, Carl Maria von Weber, Daniel-François Esprit Auber, Giuseppe Verdi, Jacques Offenbach, Jerry Bock, Frederick Loewe, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Starts: Feb 2, 3, 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: 14-€18. 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;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Spanish Guitars – This concert is a guest performance by the Wroclaw Guitar Quartet with the State Slovak Philharmonic, Košice (ŠfK) conducted by Maroš Potokár, performing M. de Falla: El Amor Brujo – Ritual Fire Dance, M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto in D Major, Op. 99, J. Rodrigo: Concierto “Andaluz” for 4 Guitars and Orchestra, and Grieg: Peer Gynt, selection from Suite No. 1. Starts: Feb 2, 19:00; ŠfK House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €3-€8. Tickets:,; tel: 055/2453-123;


OPERA: Giacomo Puccini: La Bohéme – The famous opera that represents the core of the repertory at most opera houses around the world is rehearsed at the State Theatre Košice – SDKE – by Maroš Potokár, conducted by Jan Novobilský, directed by Michael Tarant, with stage and costumes by Tomáš Moravec, and choreography by Ivana Kučerová. The cast includes Lucie Kašpárková, Aneta Hollá, Anton Baculík/Jaroslav Dvorský/Jozef Gráf, Marek Gurbaľ, Marek Pobuda/Martin Kovács, Michal Onufer, József Havasi, František Balún, Celestýn Čapka Martin Kovács/Martin Potoma, and others. Starts: Feb 3, 19:00; State Theatre Košice, Hlavná 58. Admission: €4- €15. More info:

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