Nova synagóga:


2. 8. – 4. 9.


Kristína Kandriková: The day after the sun went down (Deň po tom, ako zapadlo slnko)

The first days of September still belong to the exhibition – a site-specific installation of objects dependent on the light of the space of the New Synagogue and its variability. Kristína Kandriková uses reflections of color and light,  painting layers and their intensity, as well as sunlight traveling through the central hall of the Synagogue. In addition to the objects, color fills the entire space and viewers thus becomes a part of the exhibition, find themselves in it. The curator of the exhibition is Martina Mäsiarová.


27. 8. – 2. 9.


10 oči

Five young visual artists from the Faculty of Arts TU in Košice have a residential stay in our Sngg studio to create artworks for a joint exhibition. They will work with collected recycled, found natural materials, music and sound resulting in a collaborative installation.


2. 9. – 9. 9.


10 oči

Poetic, creative recordings, performances, videos and photos of Tamara Almášiová, Patrícia Čechová, Mária Maxová, Eva Mária Moleková and Sára Némethová, inspired by their walks in their surroundings and in nature during their residency at Sngg studio. In cooperation with Young Office Žilina. Curator of the exhibition: Oto Hudec.


Thursday 8. 9., at 8:00 p.m.

Swing Heil!


The international co-production project of the Pôtoň Theatre and the Jihlava Horácký. Theatre focuses on the subculture of jazz and swing followers, which stood in opposition to the totalitarian Nazi regime during the Second World War. The production won the Special Jury Prize of the Nová dráma / New drama 2021 festival and a nomination for the Academy of Theatre Creators Award for the best production of the 2020/2021 theatre season.


Friday 9. 9. at 8:00 p.m.

music event


A concert by one of the most original Czech-Slovak groups, their starting point was jazz, however with a completely unique and original sound. Total improvisation as well as sophisticated compositions that sometimes go back to contemporary serious music.


Sunday 11. 9., at 8:00 p.m.


Žilina chess festival 

A tournament for children and youth called the Žilina Chess Festival is organised here by the Chess Club Mladosť Žilina. For more information, contact


22. – 25. 9.


Žilina’s literature festival

The largest literature event in central Slovakia will happen for the 19th time. This time, the Swiss writer Joachim B. Schmidt will open the festival with the theme of asymmetry, and the German writer Judith Hermann will close it on Sunday. You can meet Czech writer Petra Soukupová, Polish reporter Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska and Polish writer Wojciech Dutka, architect Adam Gebrian and writer Martin M. Šimečka. We will talk about Lusophone literature in Slovak translation, about Roma fairy tales and reality, as well as about science fiction and fantasy in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Ján Púček will wander into the Lesser Carpathians and watch a live recording of the podcast – We’ll cut this out! In the evening, great concerts will be played by Talaqpo, Blue Mountains and at the end the exceptional Fregt di Welt project. We gladly invite you, detailed information at


Friday 23. 9., at 7:00 p.m.


Traces of the search

Poems, musical improvisation and the connection of two languages. The evening of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, which will be performed for the first time in two languages – Ukrainian and Slovak, is part of the Žilina Literature Festival 2022. The selection of poems combines the themes of individual and collective memory, the search for home and sensitivity.



Stanica Žilina-Záriečie:


2. 9. – 3. 9.


Stanica Underground

Something for fans of non-mainstream genres – STANICA UNDERGROUND. Our young hit from behind the bar has prepared real playful punk, disco terror, trap and hardcore, graffiti grease, but there is something to look forward to!


Tuesday 6. 9., at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


One second

China during the Cultural Revolution. A prisoner escapes from the labor camp. Searching for a stolen roll of film featuring his long-lost daughter, he risks everything – for one second. He soon encounters a petty thief, an orphaned girl haunted by her own terrible loss.

China, Hong Kong / 2020 / 104 min, directed by: Yimou Zhang


Wednesday 7. 9., at 6:00 p.m.

exhibition opening

Stanice na Stanici/ photo exhibition of Peter Korček

In his long-term photographic project Stanica, Peter Korček deals with the tangible legacy of the totalitarian regime, displayed through the publicly accessible objects of Slovak train stations. The exhibition will last until the end of the year. 


9. – 10. 9.


Žilina street food park, vol. 2

In the garden under the Rondel, we continue with the autumn edition of the gastro-festival, opening both days from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is organised by Foodstock Žilina and you are very welcomed for lunch, breakfast and dinner!


Tuesday 13. 9., at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Planet Prague

How many „residents“ do our cities really have? This time, the creators of the award-winning film Planet Czechia set out on an expedition in the concrete jungle of our nearest metropolis – Prague. Unexpected animal neighbours also live here alongside people. Their daily adventures were captured by filmmakers in exceptional proximity thanks to state-of-the-art technology.

Czech Republic / 2022 / 85 min / directed by: Jan Hošek


Tuesday 20. 9., at 6:00 p.m.


The Society of Tribes / Martin M. Šimečka’s discussion with Myroslav Slabošpycký

Myroslav Slabošpycký, the author of the award-winning film The Tribe, will talk with writer Martin M. Šimečka about how an individual meant nothing at all for so long that he ceased to be a value. Ideologies have disappeared, they are replaced by the pre-civilizational principle of tribal affiliation. How to return to human dignity? The discussion with the Ukrainian (living in Vienna) director is brought to Žilina by the Central European Forum.


Tuesday 20. 9., at 8:00 p.m.


The Tribe 

One of the most awarded Ukrainian films ever. Numerous nominations, including winning of the Cannes Critics‘ Award. It takes place in a boarding school for deaf youth anywhere, anytime in the middle of huge Soviet or wider socialist bloc some time long after it has collapsed. The film is brought to Žilina by the Central European Forum. We thank you!

Ukraine / 2014 / 130 min / directed by: Myroslav Slabošpyckij


Wednesday 21. 9., at 6:00 p.m.


Night of Literature 2022 in Žilina

Supporters of quality literature are invited to the evening streets of Slovak cities, where they will listen to experts of fresh Slovak translations of literary texts by European authors in places not normally associated with literature. And so, it will take place here, in Žilina.


Tuesday 27. 9., at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Beautiful beings

Fourteen-year-old Balli is essentially an outsider from a broken family. In vain, he looks for support at home or at school, where he is a victim of bullying. Everything changes when he meets three troubled teenagers who unexpectedly take him in.

Iceland / 2022 / 123 min / directed by: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson


Wednesday 28. 9., at 6:00 p.m.


Three months on the front in Kharkiv – Fedor Blaščák’s discussion with Pavlo Pekarčík

Pavlo Pekarčík is a cameraman and director of documentary films from Košice. He has been going to the front line in Donbas since 2016. After the attack on Ukraine on February 24, he organised the transport of thousands of children’s books for Ukrainian children in Slovakia. He waited a month for the delivery of a high-quality helmet and bulletproof vest, and with this equipment he went to Ukraine, where he spent three months. He moved mainly around Kharkiv.


Thursday 29. 9., at 5:00 p.m.


DAMU: Dialogic dealing with an inner partner

What is it like to stand on stage (or in life), have nothing in your hands and leave everything to spontaneous, yet cultivated happenings? It is not about god-awful improvisation, when a person spits out one idea after another, but about basic orientation and concentrated action in this dynamic situation, when you are on your own and with yourself in front of others. Dialogic negotiation is the main psychosomatic discipline of the Department of Creative Creation and Pedagogy of DAMU (Prague), which was invented by prof. Ivan Vyskočil. The workshop is intended not only for theatre people, but for anyone who works in public (with the public) or for those who are interested in action-based self-knowledge or fitness for dialogue.


Thursday 29. 9., at 7:30 p.m.

scenic reading

DAMU: Clifton – Birth of a pair

Staged reading of the old detective story in a new comedy, performed by teachers and students of the Prague Academy of Music and Performing Arts, who are leading the Dialogic Negotiation workshop. Performers: Václav Zimmermann, Lucie Vacovská and Michal Čunderle.