THEATRE: THE HIP-HOP version of Shakespearian classic Romeo and Juliet, titled Julio and Romea, will premier in the Slovak National Theatre (SND)’s historical building on Hviezdoslavovo Square 4 in Bratislava on September 17 (and 18) at 19:00. This co-production of the SND and the Strike Force 1 dance company features soloists Laci Strike and Soňa Ferancová in an innovative and genre-blending performance, transforming this famous tragedy into a tragicomedy. Tickets cost €5-€13 and can be purchased through www.snd.sk, where more information can also be found.
ART/LECTURE: The Slovak National Gallery’s (SNG) Thursday Art Talk series is dedicated to English speakers who want to know more about Slovak visual art. The session on Ľubomír Ďurček’s conceptual selection, Situational Models of Communication, will be led by curator Mira Keratová and followed by an informal discussion.
Starts: Sep 19, 19:00; SNG, Esterházy Palace (2nd floor), Nám. Ľ. Štúra 4. Admission: €4.70. More information: 02/ 2047-6270; www.sng.sk.
WISH-COME-TRUE: The 4th year of the charity event Deň želaní / The Day of Wishes 2013 grants the wishes of seriously ill children, and also helps to fulfil the wishes of people who buy a dove balloon, the proceeds of which go to the children’s wishes. The programme, hosted by Maroš Szalay, will feature the release of the dove balloons, singing by Miro Jaroš and Dominika Mirgová, music by G-String Trio and performances by children’s folklore ensembles.
Starts: Sep 19, 17:00; Eurovea Galleria. Admission: free (€5 for a balloon). More info: www.predpredaj.sk.
JAZZ WORKSHOP: Večerný jazzový atelier / Evening Jazz Studio – The first meeting of this series, intended for all fans and lovers of jazz, will be led by composer, musician and music teacher Matúš Jakabčic. Admission to the first evening is free (booked through www.jazz.sk/atelier), while the following performances will cost €3.
Starts: Sep 17, 19:00; KOntAKT centre, Zelená 1. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/433-299; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.jazz.sk/atelier.
JAZZ: Jazz v Aréne / Jazz in the Arena – The band FuseJazz is a new player on the “jazz-fusion” scene, featuring Štefan Bugala (drums, compositions), Michal Bugala (guitar, compositions), Juraj Gregorík (double bass) and Eugen Vizváry (keyboard) playing their own groove-oriented compositions.
Starts: Sep 19, 20:00; Divadlo Aréna / Aréna Theatre, Viedenská cesta 10. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/6720-2553; www.divadloarena.sk.
INDIAN DANCE: Bharatanatyam – Sri P. Senthilkumar will join forces with Kumudini Kaindel, Elena Repka and Elisabeth Wolf to perform Indian classical dance.
Starts: Sep 21, 19:30; elledanse, Dom T & D, Miletičova 17/B. Admission: €5-€8. Tel: 02 /5541-0716; www.elledanse.sk.
ART EVENT: Pecha Kucha Night – The September edition of this art event, which offers architects, designers, visual artists and all creative people a chance to introduce their projects through 20 pictures shown for 20 seconds each, will take place in more than 300 cities and towns worldwide, including some in Slovakia.
Starts: Sep 20, 20:20; Amphitheatre and Summer Pavilion of the Slovak National Gallery, Rázusovo nábrežie 2. Admission: €5 (in advance), €7 (at the door). Tel: 02/ 2047-6238; www.sng.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Snovonne – This UK-based Slovak singer, composer and producer has embarked on a European tour with her latest studio album The Nightmare Bride, with a stop in Bratislava. She will play the music, originally intended for a theatre and as therapy for nightmares, with Samuli Tuomas Mäkelä (Fin, Guitar), Peter Báleš (double bass) and Lukáš Michálek (drums). Support bands will be Amendfoil from Finland and Feelme from Slovakia.
Starts: Sep 22, 20:00; U Očka, Karpatská 3. Tel: 0910/799-353; www.uocka.sk.
THEATRE/NEW CIRCUS: Cirk La Putyka – This Czech theatre features a performance inspired by the French “new circus” as well as the Czech “pub life”, combining acrobatics, dance, sports and fun with live music.
Starts: Sep 22, 19:00; DPOH City Theatre, Laurinská 19. Admission: €12-€14. Tel: 02/ 5910-3107;
EXHIBITION: Módu nezastavíš / You Can’t Stop Fashion – Four Slovak fashion designers, Lucia Cabanová, Dana Kleinert, Izabela Komjati and Michaela Mazalanová, present their perception of national identity in the textile industry, a different heritage of Slovak folklore and artisan skills as reflected in a shift towards modern design. Part of the exhibition, curated by Zuzana Šidlíková, also presents the work of the youngest generation of graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until Sep 29; Satelit, Hurbanove kasárne (Hurban’s Barracks), Kollárovo Square 10. Admission: free. Tel: 0918/110-247; www.sdc.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Uriah Heep – The British hard rock band returns to Slovakia to play its older and current repertoire (including songs from their latest album, Into the Wild).
Starts: Sep 22, 20:00; Andrej Bagar Theatre, Svätoplu-kovo Square 4. Admission: €35-€45. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: MATER is the name of an award-winning composition by Slovak musician Vladimír Godár which celebrates the Christian concept of the mother archetype. Most of the pieces that make up the modern classical composition were written specifically for Czech singer Ivana Bittová, who will perform with the Solamente Naturali ensemble at the concert on September 21 at 19:00 in the New Synagogue on Kuzmányho 1 in Žilina. Tickets cost €13 and can be bought through www.ticketportal.sk. More information at www.stanica.sk.
JAZZ: Erika Kertesz & David Reschofsky Duo – This jazz ensemble, featuring Hungarian singer Erika Kertesz and Dutch guitarist David Reschofsky, offers their innovative take on the genre.
Starts: Sep 19, 18:00; GAB club, House of Culture, Š.M. Daxner Square 1. Admission: €5 (in advance) - €7 (at the door). Tel: 047/5621-857; www. domkultury-rs.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Tim Holehouse – This British blues-folk songsmith returns to Slovakia to play his latest compositions and musical arrangements.
Starts: Sep 17, 19:00; Záhra-da centre of independent culture (CNK), SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €2-€4. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk.
JAZZ: Jazz in Cassovar – Three bands, Jazzabel, Privat Fun Q and Unisono, will play lively jazz-funk in the former Košice brewery.
Starts: Sep 20, 19:00; Cassovar, Žriedlová 12. Admission: €6 (in advance) - €7 (at the door). More info: www. mickosice.sk, sk-sk.facebook.com/events/683508791676425/?ref=22.
LATIN MUSIC: Cuba Night – An evening of Latin music courtesy of Lazaro, DJ Mikias and DJ Sten.
Starts: Sep 21, 22:00; Diamond People Club, Štúrova 44. Tel: 0949/254-555; www.face–book.com/DiamondPeopleClub Kosice.
PHOTO MARATHON: Tatra-nský fotomaratón / the Tatra Photo Marathon – The third year of this event features a competition for photographers of the High Tatras, divided into two categories: one focused on the town of Vysoké Tatry and the second on mountains. Electronic registration in advance is recommended.
Starts: Sep 21, 7:00-9:00; Horská klubovňa (Švajčiarsky dom / Swiss House), St. Smokovec. Admission: €5 registration fee. Tel: 0903/745-787; www.fotomaraton.hory.sk.
CRAFT/EXHIBITION: Fajansa majstra Árendáša / The Faience of Master Árendáš – This exhibit by ÚĽUV in the gallery of traditional arts and crafts features, as part of its Tatra exposition, a new collection of works by a prominent artisan who remains faithful to Slovak tradition but also brings creative innovation.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00 - 18:00 until Sep 27; ÚĽUV Gallery, Tatranská Lomnica 36. Admission: free. More info: www.uluv.sk.