EXHIBITION: Plsť + / Felt + - Felt is a challenging fabric for designers, but it has a place in the tradition of Slovak textiles. Brothers Ondrej and Peter Eliáš present their work made with felt, exploring the practical and utilitarian aspects of this fabric.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Sep 21; Dizajn štúdio ÚĽUV, Dobrovičova 13. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5273-1349; www.uluv.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Rock v múzeu / Rock in the Museum – Within this project, Danny Bryant Band from the UK, playing blues and rock, will perform in the Museum of Trade.
Starts: Sep 4, 19:30; Múzeum obchodu, Linzbothova 16. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/4524-3167; www.rockvmuzeu.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musica Poetica da Camera – The Solamente Naturali ensemble performs early music on historical instruments. For this concert, the letter ‘C’ inspired them to play Italian sonatas composed by personalities ranging from Cima to Corelli.
Starts: Sep 8, 18:15; Atrium of Esterhazy Palace, Slovak National Gallery, Nám. Ľ. Štúra 4. Admission: €2-€4. More information: 02/2047-6270; www.sng.sk.
CLUBBING: Planeta 220 Goodbye Party – The “teleporting” VIP room in the Nu Spirit Club will be de-installed and re-designed, and for the goodbye party, DJs Lea Lea, Swede:art, DTonate and Eva Poratig will perform.
Starts: Sep 5, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €10. Tel: 0905/865-566; www.nuspirit.sk.
DANUBE FESTIVAL: DonauFEST / The Danube Festival – This festival, which takes place every two years in the German cities of Ulm and Neu Ulm, and focuses on the river that connects the various regions culturally and historically, will henceforth be organised in the Slovak capital as well: countries bound together by the Danube will present their gastronomy, crafts and cultural events.
Starts: Sep 5-9; Eurovea shopping gallery. Admission: free. More info: www.donaufest.sk.
OPERA: Eugen Suchoň – Svätopluk – This musical drama in three acts is the opening gala event of new season of the Slovak National Theatre, which is also commemorating the 20th anniversary of the death of Slovak composer Suchoň, and the 1150th anniversary of the arrival of Ss Cyril and Methodius to Great Moravia, where Svätopluk also reigned. Directed by Juraj Jakubisko.
Starts: Sep 7, 19:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/ 2047- 2299; www.snd.sk.
FOLKLORE: Folklór U Červeného raka / Foklore At the Red Crab – This series of summer performances will now present the SĽUK folklore dance ensemble performing pieces from Podpoľanie, eastern Slovakia and the Upper-Hron region, as choreographed by Juraj Kubánka, Jaroslav Moravčík and the late Ervín Varga.
Starts: Sep 5, 18:00; summer reading space U Červeného raka, Michalská 26. Admission: free. More info: www.citylife.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Me and My Drummer – The Berlin-based indie-pop duo Me and My Drummer, featuring Charlotte Brandi (keyboard, vocals) and Matz Pröllochs (drums), returns to the KC Dunaj after last year’s successful gig.
Starts: Sep 4, 20:00; KC Dunaj. Nedbalova 3. Admission: €12 (in advance) - €15 (at the door). Tel: 0904/330-049; www.kcdunaj.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: ZOE – The (Christian) Chamber Orchestra ZOE celebrates its 5th anniversary with a concert of works by Tchaikovsky and Mozart, conducted by Alan Vizváry and with Ivan Gajan on piano.
Starts: Sep 5, 19:00; Dvorana concert call, VŠMU building, Zochova 1. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-2070; www.citylife.sk.
EXHIBITION: The exhibition hall of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts (SVÚ) is hosting two exhibitions: Kabinety Mánesa / The Mánes’ Cabinets, presenting the works by members of the Mánes artists association (Jan Švankmajer, Martina Fotrová, Jaromír Rybák, Xénia Hoffmeisterová, Martin Zálešák and more); and five members of the Association of medallists of Slovakia (Alexander Vika, Vladimír Durbák, Marián Polonský, Rozália Darázsová and Ladislava Snopková) present their medals and plaques.
Open: Mon-Fri 10:00-12; 13:00-15:00 until Sep 15; SVÚ gallery, Dostojevského Rad 2. Admission: free. More info: www.svu.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Starý, hnusný, ale samec / Old, Disgusting But Still a Bull – This rare exhibition of photos by famous Czech artist Jan Saudek will undoubtedly provoke controversy, much like all of his work, curator Norbert Šlachta said.
Open: Tue-Sun 15:00-20:00; Malá synagóga /Small Synagogue, Haulíkova 3. Admission: €4. Tel: 0905/663-320; www.maxgallery.sk.
CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Slávnosť hliny – Keramická Modra / The Festival of Clay – Ceramic Modra – This international event centred on pottery and ceramics will focus this year on the 130th anniversary of Slovak folk majolica, and will also include a crafts market, a cultural programme for children and adults, several exhibitions of majolica and other pottery and more.
Starts: Sep 5-7, various sites in Modra. Admission: various, mostly free. More info: www.citylife.sk, www.modra.sk.
THEATRE/CASTLE TOUR: Rozprávky na Starom Zámku / Fairy Tales at the Old Castle – The Slovak Mining Museum and the Bojník Artistic-Historical Association are organising re-enactments and performances at the Old Castle, mostly playing fairy tales.
Starts: Sep 7, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00; Old Castle, Starozámocká 11. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 045/6920-535; 045/6949-472; www.citylife.sk.
MARATHON: Garmin Banskobystrický maratón – This city’s biggest running event of the year brings different tracks, relays, and even a bicycle race between two professional athletes.
Starts: Sep 8, 9:00; SNP Square. Admission: free for onlookers. More info: www.marathonbb.com.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Vivat Vox Organi – The cycle of summer organ concerts Viva Vox Organi! brings Ján Bulla and guests in this concert.
Starts: Sep 8, 19:00; Church of the Bith of Our Lady at Hôrka in Radvaň / Kostol Narodenia Panny Márie na Hôrke v Radvani. More info: www.banskabystrica.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Pocta Martinovi Martinčekovi / Hommage to martin Martinček – This exhibition presents the work of 32 photographers, all celebrating the legend of Martinček, including documentary photos by Ľubo Stacho, Pavol Breier, Petra Cepková, Alan Hyža, Dominika Jackuliaková, Miro Švolík and others. In the P.M. Bohúň Liptov Gallery, an exhibition of Martinček’s work can be seen as well.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 until Sep 14; Dom fotografie / House of Photography, Tranovského 3. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5522-758, 0905/288-717; www.galerialm.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Krzyszof Penderecki in Košice – This concert features the work of Polish composer Penderecki as performed by the youngest Polish symphony, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, featuring renowned Polish cellist Rafal Kwiatkowski.
Starts: Sep 5, 20:00; St Elisabeth Cathedral, Main Street. Admission: €10-€15. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
THEATRE FESTIVAL: Košický festival divadiel strednej Európy / Košice Festival of Theatres of Central Europe – The Košické divadlo (Košice Theatre) civic association is organising the 7th year of the festival, this time supported by the European Capital of Culture Košice 2013 project, with performances by theatres from Budapest, Warsaw, Prague and Slovakia. Part of the festival will also feature a launch of various books containing dramas, reviews, studies on drama, as well as the theatrical history of Košice.
Starts: Sep 4-8; various sites, in and outdoors. Admission: most events are for free, only the three performances at the Small Stage / Malá scéna of the State Theatre Košice cost €4. More info: www.kosicefest.sk.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: AmCham Tatry Golf Tournament – After launching in 2012, this event will occur again this year, with a welcome cocktail, the tournament itself and an academy for beginners.
Starts: Sep 6-7; Black Stork Golf Resort, Veľká Lomnica. Admission: €30-€70, plus green fee. More info: www.amcham.sk, www.golftatry.sk.