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Regular Sightseeing Tours Daily from in front of the Town Hall at 10:00, 14:00 and 17:00.

Town Hall Tour Saturdays at 13:00.

Regular Sightseeing Tours of the Ljubljana Cemetary First Saturdays in month at 10:00.

Information: LJUBLJANA TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE– TIC Stritarjeva Street, Tel. 306 12 15, Fax 306 12 04 SLOVENIAN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE – STIC, Krekov trg 10, Tel. 306 45 76, Fax 306 45 80

Cover photo: D.Wedam Edited and published by: Ljubljana Tourism, Krekov trg 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, T: +386 1 306 45 83, E: info@visitljubljana.si, W: www.visitljubljana.com Photography: Archives of Ljubljana Tourism and individual event organisers Prepress: iDesign d.o.o. Printed by: Collegium Graphicum d.o.o., Ljubljana, September 2013 Ljubljana Tourism is not liable for any inaccurate information appearing in the calendar. Committed to caring for the environment, we print on recycled paper. Share our commitment by sharing this publication with your friends.


Highlights in September 24 May - 20 Apr 14 Wheel, 5,200 years The world's oldest surviving wooden wheel with an axel, found by archaeologists at the Ljubljana Moors is currently on display in the City Museum of Ljubljana. p. 8

1-8 Sep Ex Ponto Ex Ponto is considered to be one of the major international theatre festivals on the Slovenian cultural scene. This year's edition of the festival will be addressed: Where is the boundary? p. 5

4-22 Sep EuroBasket 2013 Slovenia hosts the European men's basketball championship. The semi-final and final matches will be played in Ljubljana. p. 18

4 - 22 Sep Kongresni trg - EuroBasket 2013 fan entertainment zone Kongresni trg will be hosting a fan entertainment zone where EuroBasket 2013 matches will be broadcast live on a large screen and a vibrant programme of free events will be taking place. p. 16

14 - 22 Sep Breg - EuroBasket 2013 culinary route The Breg embankment will be turned into a culinary route. Its food and drink stalls will be offering traditional Slovenian food, products with protected designation of origin, and Slovenian wines for tasting and purchase. p. 17

14 Sep - 23 Nov 30th International Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana's International Biennial of Graphic Arts, held since 1955, is the largest and one of the most acclaimed events of its kind in the world. p. 6

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Festivals

The Ljubljana Festival, with its long history and tradition of presenting premier artistic events, contributes significantly to the cultural life of Ljubljana. Each summer, its wide and varied programme of concert, opera and ballet events features a fine selection of renowned artists, including some of the world's most prestigious names in music and performing arts. The biggest names to perform at this year's edition of the Ljubljana Festival were the soloists of Milan's La Scala theatre under the conduction of George Pehlivanian, BĂŠjart Ballet Lausanne, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, and in September the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg under the conduction of Valery Gergiev.

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Ljubljana Festival

Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (Russia) 2 Sep, 18:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Valery Gergiev - conductor Programme: R. Wagner: The Rhine Gold - opera (from the tetralogy The Ring of Nibelung) Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (Russia) 3 Sep, 18:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Valery Gergiev - conductor Programme: R. Wagner: The Valkyir opera (from the tetralogy The Ring of Nibelung)

St.-Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman (Russia) 9 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Based on the novel by F. M. Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov - ballet Choreographer, director: Boris Eifman Music: M. Mussorgsky / R. Wagner / S. Rachmaninoff St.-Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre of Boris Eifman (Russia) 10 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Based on the novel by F. M. Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov - ballet Choreographer, director: Boris Eifman Music: M. Mussorgsky / R. Wagner / S. Rachmaninoff Closing of the 61st Ljubljana Festival

Kavalir (Gallant Helper) During summer, you can get around the city centre pedestrian area by the so called Kavalir (Gallant Helper) - a small electric vehicle running daily from 9:00 to 18:00. Telephone: +386 (0)31 666 331 or +386 (0)31 666 332.

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Ljubljana Festival 27 Jun - 10 Sep, various venues


Festivals

Ex Ponto

Children, literature, musical and theatre programme 1 Sep, 10:00 do 19:00 Mini teater, Jazz Club Gajo, Opera house, Slovene PEN Centre T. Kolenik: Golden Rain - performance 1 Sep, 19:00 Opera house M. Fleisser: The Strong Tribe - theatre performance premiere 1 Sep, 20:00 Opera house Ivica Buljan - stage director Prešernovo gledališče Kranj Opening of the festival NETA (New European Theatre Action) general assembly 2 Sep, 11:00 Mestni muzej Ljubljana/City Museum of Ljubljana NETA ART TV - presentation of the project 2 Sep, 12:00 Mestni muzej Ljubljana/City Museum of Ljubljana

TNB Projekt NETA Festival - presentation of the project 2 Sep, 13:00 Mestni muzej Ljubljana/City Museum of Ljubljana R. Hoghe: Pas de deux - dance performance 2 Sep, 19:00 Plesni teater Ljubljana/PTL - Dance Theatre Ljubljana Concept, choreography and scenography: Raimund Hoghe Compay Raimund Hoghe (Düsseldorf Paris) (Germany) R. W. Fassbinder: Katzelmacher - theatre performance 2 Sep, 21:30 Kino Šiška Lidija Dedović - stage director Zetski dom - Kraljevsko pozorište, Cetinje (Montenegro)

20th International Festival of Performing Arts - Ex Ponto 1-8 Sep, various venues

The Ex Ponto festival presents contemporary theatre productions with a particular emphasis on those dealing with socially relevant themes. Ex Ponto is considered to be one of the major international theatre festivals on the Slovenian cultural scene. This year's edition of the festival will be addressed: Where is the Limit? All performances will be surtitled in English.

E. Bond: Existence - theatre performance 3 Sep, 19:30 Gledališče Glej/Glej Theatre Radmila Vojvodić - stage director Crnogorsko narodno pozorište, Podgorica (Montenegro)

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Aristophanes: Lysistrata *Sex Strike theatre performance 3 Sep, 21:00 Španski borci Elmaze Nura - stage director Teatri Kombëtar i Kosovës, Priština (Kosovo) E. Ionesco: Chairs - theatre performance 4 Sep, 19:30 Mini teater/Mini Theatre Ljubčo Georgijevski - stage director Mal dramski teatar, Bitola, Dramatičnokuklen teatr, Vratza (Macedonia, Bulgaria) S. Repar: She Two Times - cabaret premiere 4 Sep, 21:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Nick Upper - stage director ŠKUC, Festival Ex ponto (KD B-51), AEON, Bratislava (Slovenia, Slovakia) S. Repar: She Two Times - cabaret 5 Sep, 19:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Nick Upper - stage director ŠKUC, Festival Ex ponto (KD B-51), AEON, Bratislava (Slovenia, Slovakia)

Little Blond Riding Wolf - theatre performance 6 Sep, 20:00 Španski borci D. Millefoa - stage director Compagnie Il était Millefoa, Paris, Festival Ex ponto (KD B-51), Zavod En-Knap (France, Slovenia) T. Moskov, B. Stoilov, M. Novoselska: One Small Radio - theatre performance 7 Sep, 20:00 SNG Drama/SNT Drama Tedi Moskov - stage director Satiričen teatr Aleko Konstantinov, Artishock Productions (Bulgaria) 55+ - theatre performance 8 Sep, 20:00 Slovensko mladinsko gledališče/Mladinsko Theatre Borut Šeparović - stage director Montažstroj (Croatia) Accompanying night music programme 3 - 8 Sep, 24:00 Zlati Zob Ethno Club

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Anamnesis - theatre performance 5 Sep, 21:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Viktor Bodó - stage director Katona József Színház, Szputnyik Hajózási Társaság (Hungary)

Mini Course of Slovene Language Wednesdays 17:00 - 18:30 The course is free of charge The University of Ljubljana's Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language runs a »survival« language course offering an opportunity to get to know the basics of the Slovene language and some common and useful expressions which can make a stay of a foreigner in Slovenia more pleasant. 6 www.visitljubljana.com

30th International Biennial of Graphic Arts 14 Sep - 23 Nov, International Centre of Graphic Arts and other venues

Ljubljana's International Biennial of Graphic Arts, held since 1955, is the largest and one of the most acclaimed events of its kind in the world. Over its more than 50-year history it has received overwhelming response not only from artists and experts but also from the public. Apart from its main exhibition, the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts will include two exhibitions of work by the winners of the previous edition of the Biennial, an exhibition on the history of the Biennial, held at the CD Gallery, an international symposium, and several accompanying exhibitions referred to as 'art satellites'. The curator of the main exhibition will be Deborah Cullen PhD. The two exhibitions traditionally dedicated to the winners of the previous edition of the Biennial will present works by the 2011 Grand Prix winner Regina José Galindo, which will be on view at the Jakopič Gallery, and works by the 2011 Honorary Award winner Miklós Erdély, set to be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM). The accompanying exhibitions, referred to as 'art satellites', will be held at Ljubljana Castle and Kresija Gallery, the Calcografia Nacional in Madrid, and the Torre di Porta Nuova in Venice. The venues are open from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed: Mondays.


Exhibitions

Experiment: Mobile! Mobile Photography - From Phone to Exhibition 24 Apr - 30 Sep, City Museum of Ljubljana - MGML This exhibition brings together a selection of photographs of Ljubljana taken by Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users as part of the OpenMuseums experimental project and photography competition. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thursdays 10:00 21:00. Closed: Mondays

The Knight, the Lady, and the Dragon: The Heritage of Medieval Warriors 13 Dec - Mar 2014, National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova ulica street This exhibition, showing at the National Museum of Slovenia's department located in the Metelkova Museum Quarter, presents medieval chivalry as it really was, challenging the com conception of knights as noble-minded medieval warriors.New findings by Slovenian experts in the field reveal a picture of Slovenia's medieval past that is rather different from that presented in history classes and old history books. Bringing together a wide variety of different objects from museums in Slovenia and abroad, the exhibition offers an objective yet exciting look at different aspects of chivalry in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed: Mondays

Da Vinci - The Genius 15 Feb - 29 Sep, Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre The largest exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to tour the world, consists of more than 200 exhibits, including machine inventions crafted according to Da Vinci's designs, replicas of Da Vinci's works of art, and numerous interactive demonstrations. The exhibition may not include Da Vinci's originals, but nevertheless it gives an unrivalled insight into his world. Among the exhibits you will find replicas of several of his paintings, including the famous Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, 3D animations explaining how the paintings were created, machine inventions crafted according to Da Vinci's designs, facsimiles of his designs, a presentation on his life and times, and much more. Open 9:00 - 20:00

U3 - Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia 20 Jun - 29 Sep, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM), other venues Focusing on the fundamental question of how we coexist as a community, the 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia presents artistic and social practices exploring new community principles. Apart from the main exhibition, the Triennial features a Programme of performative projects, colloquia, and other events. In the face of the emergence of new economic, ethical, and production principles, the young generation of Slovenian artists are transforming the role of the creative subject in contemporary Slovenian society by opening a dialog with biotechnology, critical theory, and political activism on the one hand, and reviving traditional knowledge and techniques on the other. Miklós Erdély: The Original and the Copy + Indigo Drawings 14 Sep - 24 Nov, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) At the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts Miklós Erdély was awarded by the jury with “honorary mention”. Miklós Erdély (1928-1986) - artist, architect, writer, poet, and filmmaker - was a major figure in the neo-avant-garde and conceptual art of Hungary. The present www.visitljubljana.com 7


Exhibitions

Regina José Galindo: The Anatomy Lesson 13 - 30 Sep, Jakopič Gallery Exhibition of the Grand Prize Winner of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts. The Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo works in the field of performance, often responding in her art to current sociopolitical situations, as we saw presented at the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts. This year’s retrospective exhibition at the Jakopič Gallery takes us on a journey through the poetics of the artist’s oeuvre. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed: Mondays Admission free Wheel, 5,200 Years 24 May - 20 Apr 2014, City Museum of Ljubljana - MGML

Apart from featuring the world's oldest surviving wooden wheel with an axel, found by archaeologists at the Ljubljana Moors in 2002, the exhibition presents the Ljubljana Moors' prehistoric pile-dwelling culture and the history of the invention of the wheel. The Ljubljana Moors are a site where archaeologists found more than 10,000 objects dating from different periods in history. The remains of the prehistoric pile-dwelling culture that developed in the area have been given UNESCO World Heritage status. The most important of all the finds discovered at the Ljubljana Moors is the world's oldest surviving wooden wheel, crafted between 3350 and 3100 BC. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide and varied programme of educational and other events. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thursdays 10:00 21:00. Closed: Mondays 8 www.visitljubljana.com

exhibition of Erdély’s photo-graphic works, indigo works and drawings has been organised with the co-operation of the Miklós Erdély Foundation (EMA). Curated by Annamária Szőke. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed: Mondays Basketball 1970: 'You get the moon, we get the gold' 1 Aug - 30 Sep, National Museum of Contemporary History This exhibition focuses on the largest event in the history of basketball in Slovenia, the 1970 World Basketball Championship held at Ljubljana's Tivoli Hall, where the Yugoslav national team won the championship title. The exhibition brings together archival photographs taken during the championship, all kinds of film footage, and recorded memories of the Slovenian basketball players Ivo Daneu and Aljoša Žorga, members of the winning Yugoslav national team. The National Museum of Contemporary History keeps more than 2,500 mostly black and white photographs of the championship taken by renowned photographers. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed: Mondays

The Biennial of Graphic Arts - Serving You Since 1955 14 Sep - 24 Nov, Cankarjev dom Gallery Accompanying exhibition of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts The exhibition presents the history of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts from its beginnings in 1955 to the present. The exhibition features archival television footage, personal testimonies and memoirs, letters and other documents that reveal the Biennial’s journey through nearly six decades, with a focus on selected aspects from past exhibitions. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed: Mondays Joan Miró’s Printmaking Studios 14 Sep - 24 Nov, Kresija Gallery 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Exhibition of prints from Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a la Mallorca. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed: Mondays. Admission free


Miscellaneous

Ljubljanica Sports Weekend 6 - 8 Sep Prešernov trg square, old city centre Sport weekend features series of events taking place in the centre of Ljubljana combining interesting sport and recreational competitions. National Costumes and Clothing Heritage Days 6 - 8 Sep The town of Kamnik near Ljubljana (old town centre) The National Costumes and Clothing Heritage Days festival, held in the old town centre of Kamnik, includes costumed processions featuring folk costumes of various regions of Slovenia and other countries. The Countryside in the City: Gastronomy products from Slovenian farms 7 Sep, 8:00 - 14:00 Pogačarjev trg square The event presents foods and traditions of the Slovenian countryside. Farm produce and various products from different farms in Slovenia will be available from market stalls.

the fair will be selling medieval objects, food and drinks. Medieval Days and Medieval and Renaissance Music Festival 28 Sep, 10:00 Breg embankment and streets of old city centre The programme of events for the annual Medieval Day festival includes costumed performances by medieval re-enactment groups, medieval and Renaissance music and dance shows, various medieval-themed workshops, and a medieval arts and crafts market. 2013 Golden Stick Festival 30 Sep - 6 Oct Various locations The Golden Stick (Zlata paličica) festival is an international biennial theatre festival featuring professional theatres’; productions for children. The competition programme of the festival’s 15th edition will include performances by Slovenian theatres, and the accompanying programme guest performances by children’s and youth theatres from different European countries.

Open Kitchen - food market Fridays 8:00-19:00 Pogačarjev trg square

The Open Kitchen is a food market where you can experience the delights of freshly cooked food prepared by different Slovenian and foreign chefs right there in front of you, on the market stalls. The choice of food on offer is wide and varied. Each Friday, the market features around thirty different food providers, including modern restaurants, traditional gostilnas, tourist farms, and independent chefs wanting to promote their offerings. In case of bad weather, the market may be cancelled.

France Marolt Academic Folklore Group (Slovenia) - traditional dances 12, 26 Sep, 18:30 Dvorni trg square The group performs traditional dances from all the regions inhabited by Slovenians. Nearly all the dances are performed in traditional costumes worn in the regions of the dances' origin. Medieval Fair 22 Sep, 10:00 - 20:00 Gornji trg square The Medieval Fair, conceived as an openair living history event, will try to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere in the midst of Ljubljana Old Town. Stalls at www.visitljubljana.com 9


Music

Manu Chao La Ventura - world music/rock concert 10 Sep at 20:00, Cvetličarna

The cult French singer of Spanish origin Manu Chao will perform with his band La Ventura, which presents his musical expression in its purest form and is well known for its energetic concerts. Manu Chao began his musical career as a member of the folk-punk band Mano Negra. Being not only a music star, but also an activist, a globetrotter, a critic of globalism, and a voice for the marginalized and the oppressed, he keeps away from the mainstream music industry, ever faithful to his convictions. Manu Chao had many hits in his 27-year career. He rose to worldwide fame with the songs Bongo Bong, Clandestino, Mi Vida, La Vida Tombola, Me gusta tu, Je ne t'aime plus (later reworked by Robbie Williams and Lily Allen), Desperacido, and many others. 10 www.visitljubljana.com

Litostroj Brass Band 1 Sep, 11:00 Kongresni trg square Promenade concert Mirage Trio - classical music 1 Sep, 19:00 Boat on the Ljubljanica River (only under good weather conditions) Cynthia Hopkins (USA) - jam session 1 Sep, 22:00 Stara mestna elektrarna/Old Power Station Young Lions Festival SJQ++ (Japan) - improvisation Theremidi Orchestra (Ljudmila Lab) (Slovenia) - experimental music 5 Sep, 21:00 Kino Šiška Admission free Žoambo Žoet Workestrao (Razdrto) (Slovenia) - alter rock 5 Sep, 21:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre

Rhythm of Youth - musical event for the young 6 Sep, 15:00 BTC City in front of Kolosej multiplex Performances by Slovenian and foreign musicians Admission free Me and My Drummer (Germany) - indie pop JUNEsHELEN (Slovenia) 6 Sep, 21:00 Kino Šiška Žen (Croatia) and MuttTricx (Austria) post math synth electro dreamy psy rock 6 Sep, 22:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre Hymnia Quartet - classical music 9 Sep, 20:00 Trubar’ s Antiquariat atrium The Autumn Serenades 2013 Admission free (Town Hall in case of rain) Litostroj Brass Band 10 Sep, 18:00 Boat on the Ljubljanica River (only under good weather conditions)


Music

Ensemble Doulce Mémoire (France) renaissance music 10 Sep, 19:00 Ljubljana Castle Ingenium Ensemble - classical music 10 Sep, 20:00 Trubar’ s Antiquariat atrium The Autumn Serenades 2013 Admission free (Town Hall in case of rain) Manu Chao La ventura (France) - rock 10 Sep, 20:00 Cvetličarna Swedenborg Raum (Germany) - instrumental psychedelic rock 10 Sep, 22:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre Admission free Mladen Bucić - guitar 11 Sep, 19:00 Ljubljana Castle Programme: A. Mudarra / M. Albeniz / F. Moreno-Torroba / A. Barrios Mangoré / D. Bogdanović / M. Bucić / J. W. Duarte

Tomaž Sevšek - harmonium d’art 11 Sep, 20:00 Trubar’s Antiquariat atrium The Autumn Serenades 2013 Admission free (Town Hall in case of rain)

The Autumn Serenades Concert Series 9-12 Sep at 20:00, Trubar’s Antiquariat atrium (Town Hall in case of rain)

Giostra dell`Amore (Italy) - musicaldance performance 12 Sep, 17:00 Ljubljana Castle Admission free

Autumn Serenades, a the traditional annual four-concert series organised by the Musical Youth of Ljubljana since 1978, is a major concert event taking place in Ljubljana in between summer festivals and the beginning of a new concert season. Its programme is relatively light, but not quite usual. Autumn Serenades are also held in a number of other Slovenian towns.

Salterello (Switzerland) - medieval music 12 Sep, 19:00 Ljubljana Castle Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra 12 Sep, 19:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Ivan Repušić - conductor Emmanuel Pahud - flute Programme: L. M. Škerjanc / J. Ibert / D. Shostakovich

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The Beatles Revival (Czech Republic) - The Beatles tribute concert 28 Sep at 20:00, Križanke Summer Theatre

Same babe - pop 12 Sep, 20:00 Trubar’ s Antiquariat atrium The Autumn Serenades 2013 Admission free (Town Hall in case of rain)

The Beatles Revival, active since 1996, are considered to be among the best European Beatles tribute bands. The Beatles Revival's stage performance has been conceived to reflect, as authentically as possible, the famous four from Liverpool. The band's repertoire includes around 60 Beatles songs performed using the same musical equipment as The Beatles did.

Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra 13 Sep, 19:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Ivan Repušić - conductor Emmanuel Pahud - flute Programme: L. M. Škerjanc / J. Ibert / D. Shostakovich Via ofenzija vs Niet (Slovenia) - punk 13 Sep, 21:30 Kino Šiška Dirty Sanchez (Slovenia) - ethno, funk 13 Sep, 22:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre Admission free Damir Avdić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - punk 14 Sep, 20:00 Kino Šiška

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Bežigrad Brass Band 17 Sep, 18:00 Boat on the Ljubljanica River (only under good weather conditions) Jazzva - vocal pop-jazz 18 Sep, 20:00 Antonov dom/St Anthony’s Home, Tržaška cesta street 85 Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra 19, 20 Sep, 19:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Michael Stern - conductor Johannes Moser - violoncello Programme: R. Wagner / W. Lutosławski / H. Berlioz Million Brazilians and Bone Rattle (USA) - improvisation - rock 21 Sep, 22:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre Slovenian Chamber Choir 22 Sep, 19:00 Slovenian Philharmonic Hall Martina Batič - conductor Programme: B. Britten / J. Mäntiyjärvi / F. Poulenc / P. Hindemith / A. Čopi / P. Quaggiato / L. Rančigaj


Music

Carmina Slovenica (Slovenia) - vocal ensemble; Vilim Matula (Croatia) - actor 22 Sep, 19,:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Scenic work for voices and electronics by Karmina Šilec; music by Jacob Cooper Hellshock (USA) + Human Host Body (Slovenia) + tba 22 Sep, 21:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre Ljubljana-Vič Brass Band 24 Sep, 18:00 Boat on the Ljubljanica River (only under good weather conditions) RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra 24 Sep, 19:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre En Shao - conductor Tatjana Vasiljeva - violoncello Programme: B. Leskovic / D. Shostakovich / S. Rachmaninoff Lo còr de la Plana (France) - world music 24 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre

Severa & Gal Gjurin (Slovenia) - poprock 24 Sep, 20:00 Ljubljana Castle The Beatles Revival (Czech Republic) 28 Sep, 20:00 Križanke Summer Theatre The Beatles tribute concert Arkul il bastidor (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Sephardic music 29 Sep, 20:00 Mini teater/Mini Theatre, Križevniška ulica sreet 1 European Day of Jewish Culture Evgeny Kissin (Russia) - piano 30 Sep, 19:30 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Programme: F. Schubert / A. Skrjabin Darja Švajger and The Session Band jazz, pop 30 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Residual Echoes (USA) - psychedelic proto metal 30 Sep, 22:00 Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre

Evgeny Kissin, piano (Russia) - classical music concert 30 Sep at 19:30, Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre

Evgeny Kissin rose to fame at the age of twelve as a child prodigy after having performed Chopin’s Piano Concertos 1 and 2 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Moscow State Philharmonic. Musical awards and tributes from around the world have been showered upon Kissin, one of his special achievements being the recording of piano concertos by Beethoven, which he likes to play in a succession of a few days. The inspiration of Evgeny Kissin’s poetical fantasy as well as poetry readings, a specialty of his, mesmerise audiences worldwide. Programme: Franz Schubert, Alexander Scriabin

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Opera, theatre, dance

Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre (Russia) The Rhine Gold (Richard Wagner) 2 Sep at 18:00 The Valkyr (Richard Wagner) 3 Sep at 18:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre In the year of the 200th birth anniversary of the composer Richard Wagner, the Ljubljana Festival pays its tribute to his memory with the first two parts of his epochal tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung. The two other operas of the tetralogy will be presented by the famous St Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev in the summer of 2014. The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, one of Russia's oldest cultural institutions, was established at the time of Peter the Great and was called the Russian Imperial Opera Orchestra before the Russian Revolution. Since 1988, it has been led by the charismatic Valery Gergiev, who was appointed the Orchestra's artistic director and the overall director of the Mariinsky Theatre in 1996. Under Gergiev's leadership, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra soon became one of the world's leading orchestras, winning the hearts of audiences at all the major music centres. Conductor: Valery Gergiev Part of the Ljubljana Festival 14 www.visitljubljana.com

GALA - Celebration of Minorities - performance 1 Sep, 20:00 Stara mestna elektrarna/Old Power Station Kviss búmm bang (Island) Bila sva mlada oba/When We Were Both Young - folk-pop musical 7 Sep, 21:00 Križanke Music by Brothers Avsenik M. Kejžar: Hit - dance performance premiere 10, 11 Sep, 21:00 Plesni teater Ljubljana/PTL - Dance Theatre Ljubljana Choreography and performance: Matej Kejžar S. Ožbolt: Today for the Last Time dance performance 13, 14 Sep, 21:00 Plesni teater Ljubljana/PTL - Dance Theatre Ljubljana Concept and cheorography: Sinja Ožbolt Co-creators of choreography and performers: Mojca Dimec, Nina Fajdiga, Jana Menger, Vita Osojnik, Petra Pikalo


Opera, theatre, dance

Jinx 103 - contemporary dance performance Španski borci 14 Sep, 18.10 Compagnie József Trefeli Admission free Shine - dance-theatre premiere 23 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Branko Potočan & Fourlor Shine - dance-theatre 24 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Branko Potočan & Fourlor E. Dvornik: The Call of the Woods or Your Mother’s - dance performance premiere 25 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Dancer Eča Dvornik

T. Zgonc: Tulkudream - dance-theatre performance premiere 26 Sep, 20:00 Plesni teater Ljubljana/PTL - Dance Theatre Ljubljana Author, screenplay of the video, choreography, dance: Tanja Zgonc. Video directing, editing and scenography: Ema Kugler E. Dvornik: The Call of the Woods or Your Mother’s - dance performance 26, 30 Sep, 20:00 Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre Dancer Eča Dvornik R. Hribar, G. Luštek & C. Molnár: '68 contemporary dance performance 27 Sep, 20:00 Španski borci En-KnapGroup T. Zgonc: Tulkudream - dance-theatre performance 28, 29, 30 Sep, 20:00 Plesni teater Ljubljana/PTL - Dance Theatre Ljubljana Author, screenplay of the video, choreography, dance: Tanja Zgonc Video directing, editing and scenography: Ema Kugler

Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg (Russia): The Brothers Karamazov - ballet 9 and 10 Sep at 20:00, Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre

The choreographer Boris Eifman is famous for his experimental and daring interpretations of classical ballets. His ballet The Brothers Karamazov was premiered in 1995 with a tremendous success. Eifman once stated that it is his best creation ever. Choreographer and director: Boris Eifman. Based on the novel by: F. M. Dostoevsky Music: M. Musorgsky, R. Wagner, S. Rachmaninoff Part of the Ljubljana Festival

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G R T I N S E R KONGERTAINMENT ZONE FAN ENT

September will see the centrally located Kongresni trg square turned into a popular spot for basketball fans. Throughout the championship, from 4 to 22 September, Kongresni trg will be hosting a vibrant fan entertainment zone, where those without tickets will be able to follow the championship action on a large screen. A stage set up in the square will host an extensive programme of music and entertainment and a lot of activity will also take place off-stage: a pleasant atmosphere will be created by the Kazina all-girl dance troupe; visitors will be entertained by performances from the Gledališče Ane Monro street theatre, the Pustotnik accordion ensemble, and many others; every now and then, a spectacular laser light projection will be beamed onto the façade of the Slovenian Philharmonic building. Kongresni trg will also host ‘live basketball’; the ball will be slam-dunked by the members of the acrobatic basketball team Dunking Devils. The programme of events will be particularly extensive on non-match days. It will include offerings from the embassies of the countries taking part in the championship. From morning until late at night, a wide choice of drinks and snacks will be available from seven catering kiosks. The square’s vibrant atmosphere will spill over into the neighbouring Zvezda Park, decorated to the theme of basketball by Ljubljana’s primary school pupils. From this perfect place for sitting around in the shade of trees, it will spread throughout the city so that not only basketball fans, but also other visitors and locals will be kept in a mood of excited expectation.

Kongresni trg tourist information point

Daily from 13:00 to 20:00, the Kongresni trg square will be the site of a tourist information point and ticket outlet set up in front of an open-topped double-decker, where basketball fans and other visitors to the fan entertainment zone will be able to obtain information related to Ljubljana and the EuroBasket championship, as weel as purchase tickets to city tours, boat rides along the Ljubljanica river, open-top doubledecker sightseeing tours and more. 16 www.visitljubljana.com


BREGOR GOOD FOOD LOVERS A PLACE F

EuroBasket 2013 culinary route Not far away from the Kongresni trg square, right next to the river Ljubljanica, is the Breg embankment, a riverside promenade turned into a culinary route specially for those visiting Ljubljana during EuroBasket 2013. Daily from 14 September, its food and drink stalls will be offering traditional Slovenian food, products with protected designation of origin, and Slovenian wines for tasting and purchase. Accompanying events will include dance shows, street theatre performances, a Saturday art market, a Sunday antique flea market, and occasional art interventions. Offerings will include those provided by the embassies of the countries taking part in the championship. Beyond doubt, Breg will be a perfect place to go when you feel like taking a break from the championship. House of Sports on the Breg promenade Before the beginning of EuroBasket 2013, a sports information centre called the House of Sports opened its doors at no. 2 Breg. The centre, covering everything sports-related in Ljubljana, offers promotional materials, tickets to one-off sporting events, annual tickets to events organized by Ljubljana’s sports clubs, a sports and recreation area reservation system, and a calendar of upcoming sporting events. It brings together everyone involved in sports in Ljubljana on whatever level, from athletes and recreation enthusiasts to sponsors, sports fans, and tourists.

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E L U D E H C S ANA J MATCH L B U J L N I 3 1 et 20 EuroBask

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uroBasket 2013, the largest sporting event in the history of Slovenia, will attract thousands of basketball fans and their companions. The championship title will be competed for by 24 European teams, including the Slovenian national team. Basketball being the most popular sport in the country, the whole Ljubljana will revolve around the championship.

EuroBasket 2013 will be the first large international basketball championship to be held in Slovenia since the world championship of 1970, when Slovenia was still part of Yugoslavia and Ljubljana’s Tivoli Hall hosted the match in which the Yugoslav team with the Slovenian player Ivo Daneu as captain won the world championship title for the first time. Group A (Ljubljana)

Group B (Jesenice)

Ukraine

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Great Britain

Lithuania

France

Macedonia

Germany

Montenegro

Israel

Serbia

Belgium

Latvia

Group C (Celje)

Group D (Koper)

Poland

Finland

Slovenia

Greece

Spain

Russia

Croatia

Italy

Czech Republic

Sweden

Georgia

Turkey

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HALL TIVOLIMAT CHES GROUP A

Wed 4 Sep

14:30

Israel

17:45 21:00

NA E ARE STOŽIC CHES AT M IRD ROUND

SECOND & TH

Wed 11 Sep

Wed 18 Sep

GB

A2

14:30

B3 : A1

E1

Belgium

Ukraine

A1

17:45

B2 : A2

E2

France

Germany

A3

21:00

A3 : B1

E3

Thu 5 Sep

14:30

Ukraine

17:45

Germany

21:00

GB

Thu 12 Sep

Israel

A4

14:30

D3 : C1

F1

Belgium

A5

17:45

C3 : D1

F3

France

A6

21:00

D2 : C2

F2

Fri 6 Sep

Fri 13 Sep

14:30

Germany

Ukraine

A7

14:30

A1 : B2

E4

17:45

Belgium

GB

A9

17:45

B3 : A3

E5

21:00

France

Israel

A8

21:00

A2 : B1

E6

Sun 8 Sep

14:30

GB

17:45

Ukraine

21:00

Israel

Sat 14 Sep

Germany

A11

14:30

C1 : D2

F4

France

A10

17:45

D3 : C3

F5

Belgium

A12

21:00

C2 : D1

F6

Mon 9 Sep

14:30

GB

17:45 21:00

Sun 15 Sep

Quarter finals 17:30 E1 : F4

79

21:00

82

F2 : E3 Thu 19 Sep

5th-8th place match 83 14:30 L 79 : L 82 Quarter-finals 81 17:45 F1 : E4 21:00

E2 : F3

80

Fri 20 Sep

5th-8th place match 84 14:30 L 80 : L 81 Semi-finals 86 17:45 W 80 : W 81 21:00

W 79 : W 82

85

Sat 21 Sep U18 12:00 All-Stars Game 5th & 7th place matches 87 17:30 L 83 : L 84

Ukraine

A13

14:30

B1 : A1

E7

Germany

Israel

A15

17:45

A2 : B3

E8

Belgium

France

A14

21:00

B2 : A3

E9

3rd place match & final 89 17:30 L 85 : L 86 21:00

Mon 16 Sep Legend: L - loser; W - winner

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14:30

D1 : C1

F7

17:45

D2 : C3

F9

21:00

C2 : D3

F8

21:00

W 83 : W 84

88

Sun 22 Sep

W 85 : W 86

90

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Events September 2013  

Ljubljana monthly event guide.

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