LIVE MUSIC: Festival Music Square – Within this cycle dedicated to classical music, jazz, folk, country and world music, the Martin Valihora Trio (with Valihora on drums) will perform music combining several genres.
Starts: Aug 22, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.bkis.sk.
JAZZ: Bratislava Hot Serenaders – This 18-member orchestra plays 1920s US and European swing and jazz and Slovak music (featuring songs by František Krištof Veselý) from the 1940s.
Starts: Aug 25, 20:00; Main Square. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
GOSPEL: Hudba na námestí / Music in the Square – The music of the Gospel Festival will be performed in the bandstand in Hviezdoslavovo Square, offering a sampling of this genre to Bratislava inhabitants and visitors alike.
Starts: Aug 23 (18:00) – 24 (15:00); bandstand in Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.kalendarakcii.bratislava.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Večer Astroa Piazzolluu / The Evening of Astor Piazzolla – Tri Fatal (I. Lecetová, K. Lorenčíková and A. Vyparinová) and special guest (S. Počaji) will perform Argentinean music.
Starts: Aug 20, 20:00; ART Club Café Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €5. Tel: 0918/724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.
COUNTRY PARTY: Country Parade – American country and western music and dancing will be offered by the Milá Spoločnosť and Sillmarion troupes, with the former playing oldies and its own compositions, and the latter dancing various styles, from European Renaissance to traditional and modern country.
Starts: Aug 23, 19:00; Eurovea Galleria. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
JAZZ: Boris Čellár Trio – The band composed of Čellár, Juraj Griglák and Gabriel Jonáš plays jazz/swing.
Starts: Aug 24, 20:30; Lemon Tree restaurant, Hviezdoslavovo Square 7. Admission: free. Tel: 0948/109-400; www.lemontree.sk.
EXHIBITION: Bratislava: “…čo tu bolo?” / Bratislava: “…what was here?” – The unique exhibition curated by Daniela Križanová documents how the Slovak capital has changed over the years by comparing and contrasting new photos with period postcards showing the same sites and streets in the city over a span of dozens (and sometimes a hundred) years.
Open: daily 14:00-18:00 (individual visits between 10:00 and 19:00 can be arranged via phone call) until Sep 9; Na Poschodí Gallery, Michalská 5. Admission: free. Tel: 0915/ 751-819; www.galeria-tav.com.
JEWISH FESTIVAL: The European Day of Jewish Culture will be celebrated with a day-long programme including a commemorative visit to the local Jewish cemetery, a Kosher food and wine tasting, a debate on the future of the Jewish community, the promotion of a novel by Eszter Rubin, a lecture on influential personalities, the Kehila and Kehila Chaver awards and a concert, To Life!, by the Association of Demanding Audiences with Andrea Stankovská-Hallon, Juraj Alexander, Štefan Reuter and Dušan Stankovský. Programmes will be in Slovak and Hungarian.
Starts: Aug 25, 10:00 (cemetery) – 17:00 (concert); Menház, Jewish Community Centre, Eötvösa Street 15. Admission: free (it is recommended to book the wine tasting in advance). Tel: 035/7731-224; www.menhaz.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Close Harmony Friends – This a cappella group will perform rock, pop, jazz and gospel on the occasion of the town’s feast, marking its cross-border cooperation with the Hungarian partner town of Esztergom.
Starts: Aug 23, 20:00; stage in the pedestrian zone. Admission: free. More info: www.jazz.sk.
EXHIBITION: Lets Dance – DJ Mountain Schmied, a project by two artists - Juliana Irene Smith (US) and Claudia Berg (Switzerland) - explores the notion of movement as both a physical and a political phenomenon through interactive exhibits, objects, videos, costumes, banners, installations and more.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00; Gallery of the Young, Nitrianska galéria, Župné Square 3. Admission: €0.50-1.50. Tel: 037/6579-641;
WORLD MUSIC: Buffo’s Wake (UK) – This British band plays a fusion of “Gypsy-funk” and Balkan-folk music.
Starts: Aug 21, 21:00; Bombura klub, M. R. Štefánika Square 16. Admission: €3. Tel: 0905/347-415; tickets: www.ticket-art.sk.
MUSICALS FESTIVAL: The 6th year of the Musicals Festival in the Brusno Spa will include a competition, Muzikálový Talent 2013, overseen by director Jozef Bednárik. The festival offers two days of musicals and chansons, culminating in a gala-concert.
Starts: Aug 23-24; Brusno spa. Admission: €7 (in advance) - €9 (at the door). Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Jana Želibská – Krajina Krajiny / Land of the Land – This exhibition of the work of Slovak modern artist Želibská presents her performances and events in landscapes, conceptual works and projects documented in photos, documents and objects.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:30 until Sep 29; Stĺpová sieň / Column Hall Zvolen Castle, SNP Square 1. Admission: €0.80-€3.30. Tel: 045/5321-903; www.sng.sk.
JAZZ: Peter Lipa a Peter Cmorik – Two Peters, renowned jazzman Lipa and the much younger Cmorik (who rose to fame in a talent contest) will combine two generations, playing blues and jazz with Blues Band (M. Gašpar, M. Zajko, I. Sabo, E. “Boboš” Procházka and Š: Lengyel).
Starts: Aug 23, 19:00; Wooden articular church. Admission: €10. Tel: 052/4522-165; www.mskskezmarok.sk/?p=4834.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Michalovský organ / The Michalovce Organ – The seventh year of organ concerts brings, among others, Austrian musician Marcus Hufnagl, playing compositions by Bach, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jehan Alain, Brahms, Georg Muffat and Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Starts: Aug 22, 19:00; Roman-Catholic Church of the Birth of Virgin Mary. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.
HAWAIIAN DANCE: Hawaiian Hula – Traditional, native Hawaiian hula dancing is fun for both beginners and advanced dancers. This event features a performance by Bella Arabia, Orient and Fire Show from Poprad, as well as by Hula Ohana Mo’o Lio from Bratislava, Prešov and Sabinov, and a Hula workshop.
Starts: Aug 25, 09:30-14:30 (workshop), 19:00 (show); dance hall in Mnoheľova 26 (workshop), St Giles Square / Nám. Sv. Egídia. Admission: €25 – workshop, show – free. More info: www.kamdomesta, www.poprad.sk.
FILM/BALLET: Swan Lake – The popular ballet by composer Tchaikovsky and choreographer Mario Petipa will be screened in a recorded broadcast of the performance, hailing the 275th anniversary of the Tsar’s Russian Ballet in St Petersburg, casting the famous ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre. (At the same time on the same day, Swan Lake will be screened in Banská Bystrica, Žilina and Nitra.)
Starts: Aug 20, 18:30; Cinemax Košice, Moldavská cesta 32. Admission: €7.90. Tel: 0917/642-559; www.cine-max.sk/27/kina/kosice.
EXHIBITION: Klenoty Slovenska / Gems of Slovakia – This exhibition shows models of Slovak castles, mansions, churches and folk architecture, including replicas of the Renaissance bell-tower near the St Giles’ Church in Poprad, the Orava Castle, castles from the south of Slovakia that no longer exist, wooden churches listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the pub that was featured in the movie “Báthory” by Juraj Jakubisko.
Open: daily, 10:00 - 20:00; in front of AquaCity Poprad, Športova 1397/1. Admission: free. More info: www.kamdomesta.sk.