Ljubljana Event Highlights in March 2017

by Tamara Langus

We can hardly wait that this years' winter will leave Slovenia and allow flowers, trees and other plants to colour our city green. Until then you can catch some interesting events in our capital. Check out this month’s selection.

Gibanica (Moving Cake) Festival of Slovenian Dance

Would you care for a dance? The Gibanica festival is a biennial overview of dance creativity and it showcases the finest in Slovenian contemporary dance. The performances include internationally renowned Slovenian choreographers and dancers as well as emerging young talents.

8 - 11 March, various locations

The Welcoming of Spring

The Welcoming of Spring is one of the cutest traditional events in Ljubljana. According to folk tradition, St. Gregory brings spring and one day before St. Gregory's Day handicraftsmen used to launched wooden clogs with burning candles inside them into waters as a sign of rejoicing at no longer having to work by lights. Nowadays, children make their own floating candles and do this routine at Radaščica channel.

11 March at 17:00, Gradaščica channel (Krakovo district)

  • gibanica/Pozdrav pomladi
  • gibanica/Pozdrav pomladi

19th Ljubljana International Documentary film Festival

Are you interested in contemporary documentary film production? Ljubljana's International Documentary Film Festival has a mission to strive valiantly to reach into the core of the greatest social and political problems but this year’s festival does not feature a single refugee and migrant film. »There are more than enough relevant topics to be explored and, at the time of vulgarly aggressive media, it is documentary cinema’s mission to throw spotlight on the overlooked and neglected subjects« wrote the festival programme director. Let’s go to the cinema!

15 - 22 March, Slovenska kinoteka, Cankarjev dom, Kinodvor

Divanhana (Bosnia) – concert

You have a chance to experience a real Bosnian “neo sevdah” in Ljubljana. The Divanhana group is one of the most important ambassadors of the contemporary fusion of Bosnian music tradition, jazz and pop. In Kino Šiška, they will present their latest album Zukva.

16 March at 20:00, Kino Šiška - Centre for Urban Culture

Open Kitchen - food market

Visit the Open kitchen food market and celebrate the beginning of spring in the yummiest way! For the fifth year in a row we'll get together every sunny Friday to enjoy diverse, fresh and quality dishes from all over Slovenia and various countries of the world, complemented by an exquisite offer of wines, cocktails, beers and other drinks. Bon Appétit!

Every sunny Friday from March 24, Pogačarjev trg square

Michelle Gurevich /Chinawoman (Canada) – concert

Treat yourself to a wonderful ladies’ evening! It will be opened by a Slovenian duet All Strings Detached and afterwards Michelle Gurevich will present her fourth studio album New Decadence. A mysterious music of Michelle Gurevich is described as “Russian romance” and “dark romantic Euro pop”. If you can't really imagine what these would sound like, check it out at Kino Šiška.

25 March at 20:00, Kino Šiška - Centre for Urban Culture

  • Divanhanna/Michelle
  • Divanhanna/Michelle

If you are interested in other events, find them in the Events section on our website. Enjoy the spring awakening and let's say it loud together: Make Ljubljana green again!

Tamara Langus

Tamara is a renowned Slovenian social media expert and blogger, among others working for Ljubljana Tourism as the social media manager.

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