Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between March 17 and 26, including a dance theatre about Anne Frank, a theatre piece on theatre and its making, a Hawaiian dance gala and a lot of music and exhibitions.

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Western Slovakia


CONCERT: Komorný koncert Eniesa / Chamber Concert Eniesa – The unique, mystic world/chill-out music of charismatic singer Eniesa comes to the Nitra audience in a “spring concert”. Starts: March 18, 20:00; Fotogaléria Trafačka, Janka Kráľa 65. Admission: €5. More info:,;

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ETHNO/DANCE: Aloha Spring Europe – After the first session from last year, the tradition of Hawaiian dance workshops with their ensuing dance show continues this spring. The evening gala will present dancers of the traditional Hawaiian dance, hula, in its ancient form – kahiko, and its modern form – awana, from all over Slovakia, as well as from Hungary, Austria, and maybe other European countries. Starts: March 25, 19:00 (workshops earlier); The Sebastian Hotel. Admission: €20 (including dinner, a glass of wine/soft drink, tombola ticket. Tickets/more info: 0903/464-609;;


CONCERT: Martin Císar & Anabel Mollová, The Alegria group – The singers known from Voice of Czecho-Slovakia, Martin Císar and Anabel Mollová, will be accompanied by the dance group Alegria on this night. Starts: March 25, 20:00; Music a Cafe Trnava, Športová 1 (City Arena Trnava). Admission: €7. Tickets, more info: Music a cafe Trnava – 0948/253-240; Štúdio tanca a pohybu Alegria, Hlavná 15, – 0948/438-815.


CONCERT: Melody Perkelt – Perkelt is a traditional Hungarian meal but it is also popular in Slovakia. The jazz/swing band, Funny Fellows, offers a vintage musical evening in the spirit of the1930s, reminding the audience of this gastronomic feast, as hosted by the actors Anka Šišková, and Csongor Kassai. Starts: March 26, 19:00; CK Lozorno culture centre. Admission: €15. More info:

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EXHIBITION: Katalin Madarász Decsi: Transparent Pieces / Transparentné Kusy – The exhibition of this Slovak artist presents minimalistic, symbolic works made with cabbage juice on packaging paper, as curated by Máté Csanda; it lasts only until the end of the week. Open: Thur 10:00 – 18:00, Sun 13:00 – 18:00 until March 26; 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

Banská Bystrica

JAZZ/CONCERT: Erich Boboš Procházka & Marek Wolf – The most-renowned Slovak harmonica player, Erich „Boboš“ Procházka, joins forces with talented guitarist Marek Wolf, using the expressive means of various genres and pushing the blues beyond the limits of its tradition. Starts: March 18, 20:00; Jazz klub 12, Horná 12. More info:

Banská Bystrica

OPERA/PREMIERE: Gaetano Donizetti – Don Pasquale – The lesser-known work of Donizetti, a comic opera, is premiered by the State Opera as rehearsed and conducted by Igor Bulla, directed by Dana Dinková, with costumes by Adriena Adamíková, stage design by Marek Šafárik, and choir-master Iveta Popovičová. The cast includes Ivan Zvarík, Ján Galla as guest, Katarína Procházková, Michaela Popik Kušteková as guest, Dušan Šimo, Martin Gyimesi as guest, Martin Popovič, Ľubomír Popik as guest, and Slavomír Macák. Starts: March 17, 18, 18:30; State Opera, Národná 11. Admission: €10, season tickets A, D. More info:

Banská Bystrica

CONCERT: Jana Uriel Kratochvílová & – The non-mainstream Czech singer/musician Jana Kratochvílová, who lived and worked abroad for a long time, will play her futuristic music – older pieces as well as the most recent – with the band (Jirka George Hrubeš, lead, drummer, Pavel Trnavský, keyboard and percussion, David Pavlík, guitar, and Jan Pokorný, bass. Jana Kratochvílová calls their style Quantum Rock. Starts: March 18, 19:00; Záhrada - Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €8-€10. More info:


CONCERT/PARTY: Podzemná Stanica 2 /Underground Station 2: Kids Insane (Isr), Slander (Ita), Decultivate (Cz), Downstream. The concert/party of underground music features the Israeli band of four, Kids Insane – playing hardcore punk, the Italian Slander playing metal, Prague-based Decultivate and trenčín-based Downstream. Starts: March 19, 19:00; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €4. Tickets:; more info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Violin Workshop – the Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO) Žilina will play the works of Max Bruch – Concert No. 1 G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, parts 1-2; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Concert E Minor op. 64 for Violin and Orchestra, and P-I. Tchaikovsky – Concert D Major Op. 35 for Violin and Orchestra, as conducted by Leoš Svárovský and with young violin virtuosi. Starts: March 23, 19:00; Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €8-€12. More info:


WORLD MUSIC: Hudba sveta / Music of the World – A two-day festival of world music offers a tango evening on Thursday – the Ariel Ramirez Quintet and Slovak Tango; and Balkan music on Friday – the Relu & Zuralia Orchestra (Romania), Balkansambel (Žilina), the Balkan String Trio (Serbia). Starts: March 23, 19:00; City Theatre, Horný Val 3; March 24, 19:00, Stanica Žilina Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €1-€8 (March 23), €8 (March 24), €13 – both days. Tickets:; more info:,

Banská Bystrica

THEATRE: Déjà vu / Čo zostane po divadle? (What Remains after a Theatre? – Two events commemorate the seven years of existence of the independent theatre from Bratislava – TICHO a spol. – in Banská Bystrica; the performance Déjà vu on March 29, written by Miloš Janoušek and Viki Janoušková, directed by Róbert Horňák, and cast including Jana Lieskovská, Pavol Plevčík and Juliana Hamranová; stage design and costumes Jakub Branický, music-visual objects Zoli Boráros, Braňo Riečičiar, Matúš Roman, Effects Adriana Geričová; music Matej Haas. The exhibition Čo zostane po divadle? lasting until March 31 explores the impact of the independent theatre. Starts: March 29, 19:00; záhrada - Centre of Independent Culture (CNK) in SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €3-€5. More info: / Open: weekdays, 10:00-16:00 until March 31, The State Scientist Library, Lazovná 9. More info:,

Banská Bystrica

EXHIBITION: Tatrahundert – The project that was the result of a residential stay in the High Tatras by Slovak visual artists – a hundred years after the Great-Hungarian army officer Gyula Hembach sketched the views from his hotel room in Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras, and the surrounding vistas – shows how they decided to “follow in his footsteps” and exhibit their impressions of the mountain range. Works of the artists Jan Čumlivski, Jakub Roček, Tomáš Džadoň, Juraj Gábor, Dominika Jackuliaková, Nico Krebs, Peter Krupa, Svätopluk Mikyta, Michal Moravčík, Štefan Papčo, Lucia Papčová, Rastislav Podoba, Johana Pošová, Peter Puklus, Luděk Rathouský – curated and put together by Svätopluk Mikyta, with catalogue by Ján Kralovič – can be seen in the Central-Slovak Gallery (Stredoslovenská galéria), with the participation of Banská St A Nica Contemporary. Previously, the works were exhibited in Tatranská Lomnica (High Tatars) and the TIC Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic. Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 until April 23; Central-Slovak Gallery, Bethlen House, Dolná 8. Tel: 048/4701-615;

Eastern Slovakia


CONCERT/PARTY OLDIES: We Love the 90s – The third event of the series promoting hits of the 1990s and bringing euro-dance to Slovakia takes place in Bratislava (March 17) and Košice. The concert/party will present the headliner, Fun Factory, duo La Bouche, duo E-Rotic, and Slovak MC Erik. Starts: March 18, 21:30; Angels Arena, Pri jazdiarni 1. Admission: €14.99-€59. Tickets:; more info: www.kamdomesta.


MARKET: TRH – The MARKET in Tabačka strives to boost the local community, present local producers, designers, craftspeople and small sellers; especially those who use natural materials, local sources and traditional crafts. Starts: March 18, 11:00-17:00; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2, Košice. More info:


THEATRE: Denník Anny Frankovej / The Diary of Anne Frank – The famous story of a Jewish teenage girl hiding for years from Nazi power and persecution in a contained space has with the SDKE taken a new form, that of experimental dance theatre. Written by Ondrej Šoth and Zuzana Mistríková, choreographed and directed by the former – who also selected the music – the premiered piece features popular Slovak actress, Táňa Pauhofová, in the main role. Starts: March 20-21, 19:00; Small Stage of SDKE. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem – The St Cecilia Choir and Chamber Orchestra of the St Elizabeth Cathedral in Košice will perform one of the highlights of Mozart’s works, and of choir music in general, as conducted by Viliam Gurbaľ, with Júlia Gurbaľová as soprano, Andrea Nemcová as alto, František Biroš as tenor, and Marián Lukáč as bass. Starts: March 22, 19:00; historical hall of PKO Čierny orol, historical hall of the PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €5-€8. Tickets: Tel: 051/77 237 41-2;


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Prelúdiá / Preludes – The State Slovak Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK), conducted by Zbyněk Müller, with soloist Matej Arendárik on piano, will play Jozef Grešák: Chamber Symphony; Franz Liszt: Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Songs for Piano and Orchestra; Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 85 B Major – La Reine; and Franz Liszt: Les Préludes, symphonic poem. Starts: March 23, 19:00 (9:30 – public rehearsal); House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €3-€8. Tel: 055/2453-123;;


CONCERT: Korben Dallas & Katarína Máliková as guest – Middle Ages – The popular Slovak rock band, Korben Dallas, is on a tour promoting its latest album The Middle Ages – comprising of 11 songs – but it will also play older tunes and favourites of the audience, and in Tabačka, it will have Katarína Máliková (whose album Pustvopol surprised music fans last year) as a guest for the evening. Starts: March 24, 20:00; big hall of Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2, Košice. Admission: €12-€15. More info:


EXHIBITION/OPENING: Vladimír Gažovič – Všetko Je Len Hra / Everything Is Just a Game – The exhibition offering an overview of almost 50 years of work by doyen of Slovak visual arts, Vladimír Gažovič (curated by Danica Lovišková) will be opened on March 24 with a concert of Ján Fiala (vibraphone) and Štefan Szabó (guitar). Starts/open: March 24, 17:00 / Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until April 23; Tatranská galéria / Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 341/12. Admission: €1-€1.50. More info:


EXHIBITION: Ján Zoričák – Srdce Kométy / The Heart of a Comet – The Slovak artist, who can be called, at the same time, a world artist, focuses on glass. This time, he presents the magic of the universe reflected in glass. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until May 10; U Anjela Gallery, Starý trh 53. Admission: free. More info:

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