BALLET:Stvorenie / The Creation – This ballet piece, choreographed by world-renowned author Uwe Scholz (1958-2004) to music by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), will be performed by the Czech National Theatre Brno in the new building of the Slovak National Theatre, at Pribinova 17 in Bratislava, on February 9 at 19:00. Tickets for this musical drama – combining the phenomena of both Italian and English oratory, and built around the Biblical story of the creation – cost €5 to €12 and can be bought by calling 02/2047-2299 or via www.snd.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Roberto Ciotti – The Italian blues singer and guitarist comes to Slovakia for the first time, with a concert in Bratislava alongside Ivano Fortuna (drums, percussions) and Fabiola Torresi (bass).
Starts: Feb 7, 19:30; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2090- 1900; www. atelierbabylon.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Bach a menej známi barokoví skladatelia - Bach and Less Known Baroque Composers - The Solamente naturali ensemble playing early music brings, within this concert, works of Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow and Heinrich Scheidemann, with alternating vocal, instrumental and organ compositions.
Starts: Feb 9, 18:00; Malý evanjelický kostol / Small Evangelical Church, Panenská Street. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 0905/397306; www.mjuzik.eu.
BLUES: Rock v múzeu / Rock in the Museum – As part of this project, Czech blues harmonica player Ondřej Konrád brings his band Gumbo.
Starts: Feb 8, 19:30; Múze-um obchodu, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167; www. rockvmuzeu.sk.
BUTOH DANCE: Prášok a zlato / Powder and Gold - Japanese Sumako Koseki includes elements of samurai fighting and modern dance into her Butoh performances.
Starts: Feb 10, 20:00; Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: Tel: 02/5541-0716; www. elledanse.sk.
JAZZ: Gabriel Jonáš Latino Trio – This concert by Gabriel Jonáš (keyboards), Juraj Kalász (bass) and Edy Portella (percussions) brings the hot rhythms of Latin jazz to warm up the Slovak winter.
Starts: Feb 9, 19:00; La Vecchia Bottega, Medená 17. Admission: free. More info: www.jazz.sk.
EXHIBITION: Kruhy na vode / Rings in Water – This exhibitions presents the results of a competition of the same name, organised by ÚĽUV, the centre of traditional crafts and design, as the 7th international contest of craft/ traditional design.
Open: Tue-Sun 12:00 -18:00 until Feb 20; Dvorana (Courtyard) of the Culture Ministry, SNP Square 33. Admission: free. More info: www.uluv.sk.
EXHIBITION: Transtone - Nazim Unal Yilmaz & Kay Walkowiak – Yilmaz (TR, AT) reflects in his expressive paintings references to early avant-garde art, while Walkowiak (AT) focuses on sculpture, installations, photography and film. This exhibition combines the works of both artists.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until March 15; Krokus Gallery, Nám. 1. Mája. Admission: free. More info: Tel: 02/2072 -8131; www.krokusgaleria.sk.
CONCERT: Desmod & Cigánski diabli – Two popular bands, one playing rock and the other traditional Roma music, join forces for a Slovak tour called Extra IMAO Tour 2013, offering a fusion of rock and ethnic/Gypsy sound. The tour starts on February 4 at 19:00 in the hall of the House of Culture in Pezinok and continues with gigs in Martin, Humenné, Košice and Považská Bystrica. Tickets for the Pezinok show cost €19 and can be purchased through www.ticketportal.sk.
SLEIGH RACE/FUN: Krňač-kové preteky – This race, on krne or krňačky, or old-style wooden sleighs, has become a tradition in the central-Slovak municipality of Turecká, near Banská Bystrica, taking place annually since 1957 and promising a unique atmosphere.
Starts: Feb 9, 10:00; Turec-ká. Admission: free. More information (in Slovak and German): www.krne.sk.
FOLKLORE/CARNIVAL: Fašiangová pochôzka mestom / Carnival March through the Town – The Liptov Cultural Centre organises a traditional march in masks, with songs and folklore ensembles.
Starts: Feb 8, 16:00; Ná-dvorie Čierneho orla – pedestrian zone. Admission: free. More info: www. kamdomesta.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Best of America – The State Philharmonic in Košice plays works by Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Zoltán Kodály (Dances from Galanta), conducted by Marko Ivanovič and with Martin Švec on clarinet.
Starts: Feb 7, 19:00; Slovak State Philharmonic, Moyzeso-va 66. Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 055/6220-763; www.sfk.sk.
EXHIBITION: Výstava tvorivého spolku eNRA Košice - Rozumieme si / The Exhibition of the Creative Club eNRA Košice - We Understand Each Other – eNRA is an international group of Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian artists which organises a three-week-long summer workshop, Rovás Akadémia. This exhibition presents its results.
Open: Tue, Sun 10:00- 18:00 until Feb 24; Akadémia Rovás, Kmeťova 34. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.