Entertainment in Ljubljana
Water City of Atlantis is water park offering 14 pools, thermal baths, slides and saunas. Special section is dedicated for children. It is located within the BTC City Shopping District. Prices: from 6 to 14 euro.(Website: www.atlantis-vodnomesto.si)
Laguna Fun & Spa offers open-air pools during the day and themed parties at night. It is located within the Ljubljana Resort. Prices from 6 to 12 euro. Website: www.laguna.si. Laguna is only open from june to september.
Vodafone Live! Arena is a great place to spend an evening. Main features include bowling, pool, laser games and a state-of-the-art 3D XpanD cinema theatre (the latter from 4.59 to 7.93 euro). (BTC City Shopping District)
Kolosej (The Colosseum) is Ljubljana's main multiplex. Unlike in the rest of Europe, all movies are presented in orginal audio language (mostly English) while equipped with Slovenian subtitles. This does not apply to computer-rendered and animated movies, which are dubbed for the children. Prices: from 3.94 to 4.59 euro. Special discounts on Tuesdays. (BTC City Shopping District) www.kolosej.si
Music events in Ljubljana reflect the city's two basic characteristics: a rich tradition and a vibrant youthful atmosphere. Throughout the year, Ljubljana hosts a range of larger music events and festivals of both classical music and jazz, folk, rock and a number of alternative music genres.
The most prestigious festivals featuring mainly classical music with sporadic additions of jazz and avant-garde music are the Ljubljana Summer Festival (Ljubljanski poletni festival), the Slovenian Musical Days (Slovenski glasbeni dnevi) and the Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival (Poletje v Stari Ljubljani). Ljubljana also hosts the traditional Druga Godba festival, one of Europe's finest festivals of world music, and the much acclaimed Ljubljana Jazz Festival.
Concerts of classical music take place in Ljubljana throughout the year. The Slovenian
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio-Television Slovenia Symphony Orchestra often share the stage with world famous conductors and soloists. Based in Ljubljana are also numerous other vocal and instrumental ensembles performing classical music by composers from home and abroad. Many Slovenian musicians, such as the contemporary classical music composer Vinko Globokar and the pianist Dubravka Tomsič Srebotnjak, to mention just a couple, have won acclaim also outside the borders of Slovenia.
Since the 1980s, Slovenia has been known also for a number of interesting and original performers of alternative music. Internationally most renowned is the group Laibach, whose music has - in collaboration with the NSK artistic movement - been upgraded with a provocative concept, image and stage performance.
Concerts of alternative music mainly take place at places such as the Klub K4 club, the KUD France Preseren arts and cultural centre, and the Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre. Located in a former barracks complex, the latter has developed into a very special cultural phenomenon. Hosting concerts, lectures, DJ performances and other events featuring performers from around the world on a daily basis, it has become an important venue of alternative culture events.