Nova synagóga: 


4. 10 – 4. 12. 


Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik: WAVES

In the first days of December, you will still be able to catch a sound installation by Dutch artists Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik. On Sunday, December 4th at 5:00 pm, we will end it with a creative session for the public called Listening and drawing in WAVES VLNY, lectured by visual artist Martina Mäsiarová.


6. – 31. 12.


Tomáš Moravanský: Hidden Gems and Memorial Sites

During his residency with us, the media artist also known under the pseudonym Panáčik will devote himself to research work through audiovisual recording, digital printing and temporary material or performative interventions in the urban landscape of the New Synagogue and its surroundings.


Thursday, 8. 12., 10:00 a.m.

dance and theatre

Pre-Christmas movement performance by students of the J. Vojtaššák Special Primary School Dance theatre of students with mental disabilities. In collaboration with choreographer Zuzana Smudová Harantová they create in her Art Studio Z and in addition to scenic dance, they also engage in music-movement activities for children and youth on the autistic spectrum, with cerebral palsy or Down syndrome.


Thursday, 8. 12., 7:00 p.m.


Yuri Korec & Co.: Sapiens Territory / dance performance

Where does the body end and the templates into which we squeeze it every day begin? Is it even possible to distinguish them or have them grow into an inseparable scrum over the years like a broken leg in a cast? In the work Sapiens Territory, Yuri Korec deals with the violence that we do to ourselves in order to mask who we are, but also the violence that protects us from ourselves or the environment, which stares at us almost constantly. And he subjects it to a rigorous repeated close examination.


9. – 11. 12.


Little Christmas Market

It’s back after three years – it was last held in December 2019 and it was big. We believe that we will once again be able to prepare a good dose of pre-Christmas atmosphere and entertainment for you. Since we have a lot to catch up on, we will start this Friday at 1:00 pm and continue all weekend. You can look forward to already well-known as well as new market vendors and a great accompanying program.


Saturday, 10. 12., 10:00 a.m.


Morgonrock: Devil Rosin and the Golden Pig!

A marionette Christmas comedy suitable for children of age 3 and over by the Morgonrock Theatre. Performed by Peter Gärtner. 


Sunday 11. 12., 7:30 p.m.


Katarína Koščová and Daniel Špiner / concert

Performance by the singer Katarína Koščová, who tends to musical styles such as chanson, jazz and folk. She writes her texts in slovak, also based on slovak folk tradition. Together with the pianist Daniel Špiner, they form a well-coordinated authorial and interpretive pair. After five years, they came out with a new author’s album Hranica dažďa.


Thursday 15. 12., 7:00 p.m.

visual arts

Þetta Reddast – a lecture by Ľuboš Kotlár and Martina Mäsiarová at Sngg Studio 

Visual artists Ľuboš Kotlár and Martina Mäsiarová completed a residency together at Artak350 Residency in Grundarfjörður, Iceland in October of this year. Their joint presentation is a free dialogue about creation, life, isolation, failure, fears of success and failure, trolls and Elvis. And as the Icelanders say: „Þetta Reddast: It will be all right“.


Friday, 16. 12., 5:30 p.m.


Christmas concert by students of Mária Beloridová from SZUŠ Brioso

Students between 8 and 16 years old of primary schools, gymnasiums and secondary art schools. They are united by singing and once a week they attend the Brioso Private Primary Art School in the singing class of teacher Mária Beloridová. They will be accompanied on the piano by teacher Jozef Gluch.


18. 12. – 19. 3. 2023

visual arts

Exhibition from dawn to dusk – Luděk Rathouský and Richard Loskot

Both artists have already exhibited their works in the New Synagogue before. Richard Loskot quite a long time ago  at the beginning of our reconstruction on the construction site, when his clean sheets of paper from the printer in the dome fell to the ground. Luděk Rathouský, on the other hand, as a member of the Rafani group three years ago, when the thesis about irrefutability in the land beyond the horizon was reflected in the lake under the dome. Now their works will meet in one space and the interface between light and dark. Since images need lighting and light objects but, on the other hand, also darkening…



 Stanica Žilina-Záriečie: 


28. 11. – 19. 12.


Ceramic workshop with Nora Onysko

4-part ceramic course for beginners held on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. Led by Nora Onysko, who graduated in applied arts and ceramics. She has been working at the Stanica as a volunteer for the past year. Contact for registration:


1. – 2. 12.


80 years since the first transport – presentation from the project of students of ZŠ Lichardova

 Civic Association Art VAMO (Andrej Opálený and Vladimír Mores) works with children and youth in addition to original theatrical work. For the second year, in cooperation with the elementary school at Lichardová 24 and its students, teachers (especially history teacher Jozef Plavuch), he is preparing projects on the said topic. The theme for this year is the 80th anniversary of the first transport of Jewish people from the concentration camp in Žilina, which was located near the Žilina-Záriečie railway station. Contact:


Tuesday, 6. 12., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Cinema: Rimini

The film by the Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl portrays the character of Richie Bravo. His mother’s death brings him from his adopted home in Italy back to his teenage room in Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Vinnetou is still alive. Seidl’s new magnum opus is deeply romantic to the point of sadness. Although on the surface this film seems dirty and perverted, deep down it captures the pathos of life like few others.

Germany, Austria / 2022 / 116 min / directed by: Ulrich Seid


Wednesday 12. 7., 4:00 p.m.


Safety in the online space / lecture for parents and teachers

We are preparing a multi-day series of events in cooperation with Ing. Miro Drobný. We adapt the program of lectures to schools’ interest (contact for registration: and the topic of the 90-minute lecture for the public on Wednesday, December 7, starting at 4:00 pm, is the use of films in the prevention of bullying, cyberbullying, self-harm, neo-fascism, hate, the influence of social media.


Saturday 10. 12., 10:00 p.m.



A joint musical project of DJs known as Wutoku and Jules Glass. In an approximately one-hour set, they mix almost everything that the subcultures of the electronic underground have to offer: art+entertainment+lethargy+beer in a glass. A set among the tiles, from the premises of the (regularly cleaned!) toilet at the Stanica for only a two-euro fee…


Tuesday 13. 12., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

film + discussion

Film: Slobodní + discussion with director Slavomír Zrebny

A documentary about how a person can change the world, but cannot do it alone. The story of the friendship of Silvester Krčméry and Vladimír Jukl, who were called „generals of the secret church“ and who played an important role in the fight against totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia. A discussion with the film’s director, Slavomír Zrebny, follows the first screening.

Slovakia / 80 min / 2022 / directed by: Slavomír Zrebný 


Wednesday 14. 12., 7:00 p.m.


An evening of strictly prohibited films with Peter Konečný

Can going to the cinema be harmful? Violence, pornography, propaganda and vulgarity have been present in cinematography for a long time. However, is it really true that movies „corrupt“ us and their impact on viewers should be regulated? The editor-in-chief of the portal Peter Konečný will guide you through the night of forbidden films.


Monday 19. 12., 5:00 p.m and 6:30 p.m.


The brightest one is mine / Christmas performance by the students of ZUŠ Ferek Špáni. A production of the theatre group Vaša banda about ordinary things, the beauty and value of which we overlook every day. Suitable for children from 7 years.


Tuesday 20. 12., 6:00 p.m.


Cinema: blind Christmas Horror Night – interactive movie screening 

If you think that the real Christmas horror is the management of family members, burnt festive dinner and last-minute gift shopping in disgustingly crowded stores, then you haven’t seen anything yet! We are preparing for you a very entertaining interactive screening of horror films with a Christmas theme and very dubious quality. Not only will the selection of works be beautifully tasteless, but the screening will also have a small catch. You will find out what movie you are going to see when the movie starts…


Sunday 25. 12., 5:00 p.m.


After X-mass Eve Benefit Vol. XI (noisy concerts for the Žilina shelter) 

After the difficult years of lockdowns and corona, here is the 11th year of the hard core / punk post-Christmas event. You can look forward to 4 great bands and a legendary after party. Proceeds from the event will go to a good cause (Žilina shelter), so stay tuned and watch the FB event After X-mass Eve Benefit Vol. XI for line-up and more info. Happy and cheerful wishes from the organising crew Jaroslav Gyro Frištík, Martin Didi-Drdak and Lks MastaCow Hll.


Monday 26. 12., 8:20 p.m.


Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 45 – Štefanský Comeback

Live and without long speeches! The Christmas edition of the popular presentation format returns after three years and will once again be our-your end of the year. We invite creative and active people who will be at home for the holidays. To present what they devoted themselves to and are devoted to, where they were, what they accomplished, but also what they struggled with. This evening is about the people of Žilina – those who live here and do interesting things, those who immigrated here, but also those who were born here, they were lured by the world and return only occasionally. Tips for presenters (very welcome!) write to