Foreigners: Top 10 events around Slovakia in November

The selection of events worth attending in November outside Bratislava

Figure skater Evgeni Plushenko brings his show on ice to Slovakia.Figure skater Evgeni Plushenko brings his show on ice to Slovakia. (Source: AP/TASR)

OPERA: Falstaff, State Theatre Košice, November 3
MUSIC FESTIVAL: Jazz for Sale, Košice, November 4, 11 and 18
MARKET: St. Andrew Market, Komarno, November 10-12
RUN: Chateau Run Topoľčianky, November 17
FESTIVAL: City Anniversary Festivities, Kremnica, November 17
THEATRE: Night of Theatres, around Slovakia, November 18
WINE ROUTE: Wine cellars open day, Small Carpathian Wine Route, Novemeber 17-18
ICE SHOW: Evgeni Plushenko, Prievidza, Brezno, Poprad, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Trenčín, November 21-26
CONCERT: Madama Butterfly, Žilina, November 23
CONCERT: Natalie Imbruglia Live, Trenčín, November 28

OPERA: Falstaff, State Theatre Košice historical building. Hlavná 58, Košice, Friday November 3
The premiere of the opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi brings a staging directed by Oscar-winning Czech director Jiří Menzel. Falstaff is Verdi’s last work and his only comedy opera. The main storyline is inspired by William Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Language: Italian with Slovak subtitles
Admission: €5-€17
More information about tickets.

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Jazz for Sale, Historical City Hall, Hlavná 58, Košice November 4, 11 and 18
The music festival takes place over three Saturdays, bringing Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, US and international musicians and bands to Košice, such as:
Magris-Uhlíř-Halešic Trio (CZ/USA)
Pavlíček Načeva and Pavle Bořkovec Quartet (CZ), and Slovak Légia

Stanislaw Slowinski Band (PL)

Chloe (CZ/HU/SK/PL)
Finucci Brothers (HU)
Erwin Kite (SK)
Kari Sál – Betesda, feat Adam Baldych (PL)
and Special Providence with Zsolt Kaltenecker (HU).
For more information:
Buy tickets here.

MARKET: St Andrew’s Market (Ondrejsky jarmok), Komárno, November 10-12
If you haven’t visited Komárno on the Slovak-Hungarian border yet, the weekend when this annual market takes place in the city is a good opportunity to do so.
On Saturday, November 11, the programme of the market includes the Festival of Sausage.
Stroll around the city centre, taste the local specialties at the market and make sure to include in your plans a visit to the majestic fortress outside town.
More information:
Read more about the fortress in Komárno.

THEATRE: Night of Theatres – participating theatres around Slovakia, e.g. State Opera Banská Bystrica, State Theatre Košice, some city theatres, community and amateur theatres, etc. Saturday, November 18
On this evening, the doors of theatres open for special events, including offering a view backstage, meeting with actors, directors, and other theatre-makers, etc.
Admission is free.
For more information (Slovak only) or on Facebook.

ICE SHOW: Evgeni Plushenko: Lord of the Ice 2017 (Pán ľadu 2017) November 21-26 Prievidza, Brenzo, Poprad, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Trenčín
The Slovak tour of legendary figure skater – three-time world champion and seven-time European Champion, Evgeni Plushenko and guests, visits besides Bratislava six cities – five of them for the first time. Live music accompaniment by Edvin Márton, on a Stradivari violin from 1699.
Admission: €29-€149
More information and tickets.

CONCERT: Madam Butterfly, Fatra House of Arts, Dolný Val 47, Žilina, November 23-24
The concert version of the Madam Butterfly opera by Giacomo Puccini in the Slovak Sinfonietta (ŠKO Žilina) will be conducted by Christian Pollack from Austria, with soloists also from Austria, the Czech Republic and Sweden (Cecilia Berglund, soprano, Rita Schneider, mezzo-soprano, Eugene Amesman, tenor, Georg Lehner, baritone, Václav Morys, tenor) and the choir of the State Opera Košice.
Admission: €12-€16
More information and tickets.

CONCERT: Natalie Imbruglia Live, November 28, 20:00, Piano Club, Pod Sokolice 6575, Trenčín
The concert of Australian singer, composer, actress and model promises her famous hits (Big Mistake, Smoke, That Day, Wrong Impression, Shiver) and covers released on the Male (2015) album (e.g. Instant Crush by Daft Punk, Cannonball by Damien Rice, Friday I’m in Love by The Cure, or Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young).
Admission: €39
More information and tickets.

WINE ROUTE: Day of Open Cellars, Small Carpathian Wine Route, November 17-18
This popular event welcomes all wine lovers to visit small cosy cellars as well as spacious modern wineries and degustation rooms in Devín, Bratislava, Rača, Svätý Jur, Limbach, Modra, Častá, Doľany, up until Trnava. The cellars will be open on November 17 and 18 between 12:00-21:00.
Admission: €50 (including a bonus for wine purchase of €25)
To buy tickets:

RUN: Chateau Run Topoľčianky (Zámocký beh Topoľčianky), Chateau Park, November 17 at 10:30.
The 8 km and 16 km runs start opposite the façade of the classicist chateau in Topoľčianky, and continues by the hunting chateau, along the horserace track and through the forest park, up to the horse stables and back. The capacity of this year’s second edition run has been filled already, but it pays to visit the place during the event and take a tour around the park and the castle.
For more information: or on Facebook.

FESTIVAL: Kremnica City Festivities (Mestske Slavnosti 2017), November 17
The day of the city festival is a good day to visit this charming mining town in central Slovakia.
The programme includes:
-Historical parade through the pedestrian zone at 14:00
-Kremnica Wine Feast in the cellars on the main square at 15:00
-Lantern march at Stefanikovo Sq. at 17:00
More information (Slovak only)
More info about Kremnica.

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