- World Music from Slovakia project to introduce top ensembles
WORLD music may not be the most-mainstream genre in Slovakia but folklore has strong roots here and many top local musicians were either directly inspired by it, or have played with it, making a more modern fusion of the classics with up-to-date trends and even foreign influences.
- Events in Bratislava
Tips for events between May 22 and 31, including a concert of top four world/ethno music Slovak bands, a festival of environmental movies, days of architecture, an opera premiere, a literary festival, two markets of traditional crafts, Marc Chagall exhibition, and more.
- Who has Esprit in Slovakia
JAZZ may not be the most mainstream genre in Slovakia but it still has many fans here, both among audiences and musicians – many of whom are appreciated also abroad and play with acclaimed foreign jazz musicians.
- Events in Bratislava
Tips for events between May 14 and May 24, including a multi-genre festival, gastronomy and community markets, Open Day at embassies, a two-day jazz festival, a dance competition, and more.
- Wine fair at Devín Castle this weekend
THE WINE celebration named Vína Devina - Devínske vínne trhy' (Wines of Devín – Devín’s wine market fair) will take place in the village of Devín, suburb of Bratislava in the weekend on May 16-17.
- Slovakia prepares for the Restaurant Day
ANYBODY may open his or her own pop-up restaurant at any unoccupied place in Slovakia on May 16 when the Restaurant Day will take place in Slovakia.
- Renowned conductor, performers, support Bratislava “music house”
BRATISLAVA has historically been a town/city with a rich musical life. One of the venues connected with music – and also social life – is the house of the famous Albrecht family, renowned musicians.
- Tiger cub at Bratislava Zoo christened Salim
A WHITE male tiger cub, born at Bratislava Zoo in February, was christened Salim by Bratislava mayor Ivo Nesrovnal on April 25.
- Ambitious SND ballet making waves
COMPARING a artful ballet like The Corsaire to a blockbuster movie like Pirates of the Caribbean may seem like blasphemy, but its wide ranging appeal make the comparison tempting nonetheless.
- Events in Bratislava
Tips for events in Bratislava as well as outside the capital between May 7 and May 17, including blues and world music concerts, an exhibition of renowned Czech 1930's photographer, opening of inline-skating season, improvised dance, Norwegian musical/light performance, and more.
- Latter-day Romanticism in City Gallery
THE ANNUAL Radislav Matuštík Scholarship supports beginning art curators offering different leitmotifs each year. In 2015, Mária Janušová focuses on analogies between the romantic movement in art of the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, and the current Slovak visual art.
- Jo Nesbo comes to Slovakia
BESTSELLING Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, whose crime novels have been published in 40 languages in 140 countries, will sign his books in two Bratislava bookshops on May 6 and even give a public debate in one of them.
- From Dvorana to Reduta, May16, 2015
The concert by the Symphonic Orchestra of the VŠMU Academy of performing Arts in Bratislava brings also maestro Dalibor Karvay giving a solo on violin and Czech Marek Štryncl as conductor. They will play the works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Starts: May 6, 18:00, Reduta building.
- Bratislava’s Cvernovka to hold open house
CVERNOVKA, a former yarn-producing factory dating back to the break of the 19th and 20th centuries now housing studios of artists and architects, designer workshops, a gallery and more, will again open its doors on the Labour Day, May 1.
- POZSONY MINDENKINEK 2015. 4. 25. - 26., BTB RENDEZVÉNYEK
TURISTAKÉNT A SAJÁT VÁROSUNKBAN
A Pozsonyi Idegenforgalmi Szervezet (Bratislavská organizácia cestovného ruchu) mehívja Önt a pozsonyi 1. Városi Információs Központ megalapításának 50. évfordulója (1965. április 29.). alkalmából szervezett tematikus városnéző útsorozatra.
- BRATISLAVA FOR EVERYONE 25 – 26 APRIL 2015
BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN
The Bratislava Tourist Board invites you to a series of thematic tours marking the 50th anniversary of the first city information centre in Bratislava (29 April 1965).
- Open houses, free events mark start of tourist season
WARM weather invites people to spend more time outdoors and t ourism season ceremonially opens with Bratislava for Everyone, or Open Days of Bratislava, events taking place April 24-26.
- Discovering charms of puzzle and culture mixing
THE [fjúžn] FESTIVAL which opens the issues of migration and integration celebrates its 10th anniversary. This jubilee year has the “Puzzle” as leitmotif that meanders along the whole dramaturgy list.
- Replica of St. Wenceslas crown arrives in Bratislava
RESIDENTS and visitors to Bratislava have a unique opportunity to see an exact replica of the famous Crown of Saint Wenceslas starting on April 14 at the Pražská Mincovňa / Prague Mint gallery at Michalská Brana (Michael's Gate) in the Old Town.
- Luxury cars on display in Bratislava.
THE BIGGEST automotive event in Slovakia, Autosalon 2015, launched April 14 and runs through April 19.
- Latino meets jazz on the Danube
IN THE world of jazz, international collaborations and musical mergers are not unusual. However, the Rio Danubio album combines not just Latin and classical jazz, but interesting musicians as well.
- Romeo and Juliet staged in SND
WILLIAM Shakespeare is an unfailing inspiration for many artists, including opera composers. His Romeo and Juliet was the basis for several, including one by Frenchmen Charles Gounod. The Slovak National Theatre (SND) is set to produce it for the first time in its 95-year history.
- Martin Srb, Covered Piano exhibition, Typo & Ars gallery, until March 29, 2015
Peter Čepec and Martin Srb, both celebrating their 60th anniversary, exhibit a selection of their works in a selection called Covered Piano, with Viera Čepcová also presenting her jewels and bijouterie. Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00, until March 29. Admission: free. Typo & Ars Gallery, Roľnícka 349, Bratislava
- JAZZ: Baritone saxophone player Erik Rothenstein will launch his new album, March 14, 2015
Baritone saxophone player Erik Rothenstein who plays Latino-jazz combined with mainstream jazz will launch his new album, with a concert also involving M. Motýľ, O. Juraši, P. Bereza, Ľ. Šrámek, V. Máčaj, E. Portela, M. Ševčík. Starts: March 14, 19:30; Štúdio 12, Jakubovo Sqaure Divadelný ústav, Jakubovo nám. 12.
- Disco meets classics, March 12, 2015
WHEN hearing “Boney M”, most people recall one of the popular bands of 1970s and 1980s with their staple hits like Ma Baker, Rivers of Babylon, Daddy Cool or Rasputin. It may seem that only those who can remember them in their heyday fall for the “vintage nostalgia”.