Zeleno Sonce @Ljubljana (SLO)

Zeleno Sonce

Every 1st Friday of the month at Gala Hala, Ljubljana (SLO) This event in Gala Hala is the reason why even the most dapper of scenesters brave the grit and grime of Metelkova City every first Friday of the month.

Metelkova: eighteen years of utopian freedom in a city within a city

Metelkova city

Copenhagen has Christiania, Berlin has Tacheles and Ljubljana has Metelkova City, its very own autonomous cultural center and a positively wondrous place Metelkova is situated in the former barracks of Yugoslav People’s Army which were left abandoned after Slovenia became

Punk museum in Ljubljana: a potential home for your precious collection of spit?

Pankrti, once hailed as "the first punk band behind the Iron Curtain", live in Ljubljana 1979. Photo © Vojko Flegar

Three weeks ago, Slovenia’s long-awaited Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) finally opened its door to the public. Among MSUM’s most interesting plans for the future is a museum within a museum, a special space termed the Punk Room a.k.a

Radio Arts Space @Ljubljana (SLO)

Radio Cona

7-16 December 2011, oppening 7 Dec, 20h ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana (SLO) radioCona live from ŠKUC Gallery presents Radio Arts Space international exhibition of sound art and radio art works curated by seven curators. Radio Arts Space explores all the possible

Activist Robots by Oblak and Novak


Slovenian art duo Nika Oblak and Primoz Novak presenting their new work Activists, completed during a residency at the OCAT in Shenzhen, China. Activists are mobile robots that occupy spaces and perform different actions, stepping up for a better society.

Kino Siska

Kino Siska

Comprised of four complementary spaces, Kino Šiška is a large high-tech centre for “urban culture” located in the Šiška area of Ljubljana. Striving to fill the niche between mainstream and underground venues (such as Tovarna Rog and clubs of Metelkova

KUD France Preseren

Kud France Presern

Established way back in 1919 and named after the legendary Slovenian poet, KUD France Prešeren is a community association and multidisciplinary cultural venue based in the Trnovo area of Ljubljana. Kud, as the locals call it, houses a small café,

Menza pri koritu

Menza pri koritu

What makes this place so special is its programme which is stunningly diverse even for Metelkova City’s standards. There are weekly gigs for the jazz crowd here, but these de facto regulars often make way for metalheads, rockabillies, rappers and


Orto bar

Catering to the music tastes of Ljubljana’s more rockish crowds, the two-floor Orto is a rather capacious club, embellished with Pulp Fictionesque red velvet and huge stainless steel vent turbines. It hosts a mash of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, hard rock, heavy

Gala Hala

Photo by Eva Taucar

Occasionally accused of leaning towards the mainstream by alternative die-hards, Gala Hala is arguably the busiest concert venue of the Metelkova City autonomous cultural zone. It’s comprised of a club for 350 people and an outdoor Summer Stage garden in