Let us step together into the month that welcomes spring, with an exciting offer of diverse artistic events in the city of culture. What kind of city events will March bring us in Novi Sad, find out below, and in order to always be up to date with events around the city, follow our calendar on the website regularly. As always, we have suggestions for all ages and all tastes, so we invite you in advance to dedicate this month to art, which is everywhere in this city.
Novi Sad in Token of the Written Word
The meeting place of writers and readers this year will be the Novi Sad Fair at the International book fair that will be held from 7 to 13 March. Take advantage of the great opportunity to get new titles at publisher promotional prices and complete your home library. The ‘Laza Kostić Days’ event, in which literary award-winning writers, translators, and literary critics are guest, as well as the ‘Laza Kostić’ literary award, which is awarded for the best literary achievement, will be held between two Book fairs. In addition to this, prizes for children’s literature and ‘Zaharije Orfelin’ for the most beautiful book will be awarded.
The 27th international art exhibition ART EXPO, as well as the 18th international education fair Putokazi, which promote the profiles of educational institutions in the country and abroad, are being held on 9 and 10 March.
In the Rhythm of Music
Let us go back in time and hear the most famous foreign 2000’s hits at the From Zero to Ten party, which will be held at Dom Kulture on 4 March at 9 p.m. Fans of rave parties, this March in Novi Sad will enjoy at the Green Love birthday party, which will take place in Hall 2 at the Novi Sad Fair on 18 March. You can get tickets at Gigstix ticket offices and online.
March will be marked by other great performances, and Visit Novi Sad this month highlights the Slobodan Trkulja and Balkanopolis concert, on 11 March at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., which will start the new music season in the City Concert Hall.
Orthodox Celts will perform at the SCCNS Fabrika on Saturday, 18 March, and they often emphasize that Novi Sad is their second home. Do not miss the Van Gogh concert at Dom Kulture on 24 March at 8 p.m.
Current Exhibitions and Theme Walks
The month that marks the beginning of the new season cannot pass without great current exhibitions in the city of culture. Let March in Novi Sad be an opportunity for you to go on a cultural excursion, and take a look at galleries, museums and other exhibition spaces and get your dose of art. Walk to the Gallery of Matica Srpska, where you will find a new exhibition A Quite (Un)Usual Serbian-French Connection open from 3 March to 7 May, and take your children to see the Portrait of An Artist exhibition at the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection, open until 19 March. Continue your walk across the Danube to the City Museum of Novi Sad and visit the phenomenal exhibition Mileva : We Are One Rock by Dušan Jovović, PhD. Find out who Mileva Marić Einstein, a scientist with a genius mind who remained in the shadow of her husband during her life, really was. We bring you five resons to visit it. You can also visit the exhibition on 5 March as part of a tourist tour Secrets of the Petrovaradin Fortress and complete the story of the history of Suburbium, where Novi Sad originated.
Take a walk to the Liman Park and Suba’s Plateau, where the first Novi Sad open-air gallery awaits you. You can see the Sekvence Grada exhibition of works by seven artists on 49 masts that sway in the wind. Prof. Mileta Poštić, who was awarded the Order of Merit in Culture on National Day, is among the prominent local artists, and we recently talked about the exhibition.
Novi Sad will tell us an interesting story about significant women from Novi Sad in a theme walk Famous Women of Novi Sad, which will take place on 8 and 9 March at 6 p.m. If you wish to find out who was the talk on the corso, who broke men’s hearts with their verses, but also who were smart and educated ladies, wives, orators, spiritual benefactors, reserve a place on this tour by calling 065/61-64- 100. You can find more information here.
In the Theatre
If you missed the opportunity to enjoy a great concert Rock Opera – Queen Simphony just before New Year’s Eve, performed by the Novi Sad Big Band with soloists and the orchestra and choir of the Serbian National Theatre Opera, you have a chance to listen to it on 7 March at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale! This month, the oldest theatre in Serbia brings us two premieres, which we also highlight. It is The Gospel According to F. M. Dostoyevsky, which will be premiered on 17 March at 7:30 p.m. (subsequent performances are the next day, but also on 20 March at 7:30 p.m.), as well as the opera Eugene Onegin, in four acts, whose premiere is scheduled for 28 March at 7 p.m. (the next performance is on 30 March at 7 p.m.).
The Antigone play, which premiered at the Novi Sad Theatre on the last day of February, will be performed on 2 March at 7 p.m.
In the Youth Theatre this month, we are again expecting a performance of the Gulliver’s Travels play, directed by Kokan Maldenović and performed as part of the ECoC – Fairy Tales of the Future programme. Visit the Youth Theatre on 5 March at 11 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and see a great show that will attract the attention of even the little ones. A guest appearance by the great cast of Atelier 212, brings us a Coffee and Cigarettes play, which will take place on 30 March at 7:30 p.m.
Bazaar – An Opportunity for a Good Shopping
The famous downtown Fish Market turns into a Night Bazaar every month, and this March it will be held at the beginning and in the middle of the month, on 3 and 17 March. In addition to homemade food, deli products, wine, beer and other local products of entrepreneurs from Novi Sad and its surroundings, we will have the opportunity to buy unique handicrafts. Spice up this March in Novi Sad with lots of great flavours. Another meeting place for fans of quality local products and unique items is the Fenseraj taste event, which will take place at Detelinara market on 11 March.
If you are physically active and like challenges, apply for the Fortress Challenge at the Petrovaradin Fortress, which will take place on 18 March. The 10-kilometre course includes classic ‘OCR’ obstacles, but also completely new challenges adapted to the specific configuration of the terrain. Participants, in addition to an exciting sporting feat, have the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting parts of the fortress, historical sites, moats and tunnels. Part of the trail includes the largest anti-mine system from the 18th century and the third largest underground defense system in the world, the Imperial Trench. The race continues through the Franz Josef Tunnel, Suburbium, the ‘Water City’, the Upper Town, then past the famous symbol of Novi Sad – the Drunken Clock, but also through various tunnels, including the tunnel through which the famous ‘Orient Express’ train passed.
Author: Marina Marić
Photo: Photo: Jelena Ivanović, Vladimir Veličković