DANCE: THE PRESSBURG Dance Fest enters its second year, featuring a competition and show of Oriental dance that brings together a variety of Slovak and foreign dancers of all styles, including Karolína Idris, Huryia and Sahar from the Czech Republic (US/CZ Bri Hurley); Maria Aya from Greece; Leila from Serbia; Kasia Wronka from Poland; and others. The event takes place in the House of Culture Lúky at Vígľašská 1 in Petržalka, Bratislava, on the weekend of September 27-29, with the gala show on the 28th at 19:00. Tickets cost €10 (in advance) and €12 (at the door) for the show, while admission to the other events is seperate. More information can be found at www.hafla.sk and www.kzp.sk. Photo: Jan Žitniak
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Pianist Elena Letňanová will perform at her recital music by Miro Bázlik, Bach, Juraj Beneš, Chopin, Alexander Skriabin and Klement Slavický.
Starts: Sep 26, 19:00; Pálffy Palace, Zámocká 48. Admission: €5-€6. Tel: 0905/716-851; www.juras.sk.
ART FESTIVAL: BLAF 2013 – The Bratislava Art Festival is a platform for cooperation and debate on art, artistic perceptions, concepts, formats and contemporary art.
Starts: Sep 26-29; various sites. Admission: free. More info: www.blaf.sk.
MODERN DANCE: Dance Theatre Chang: Brothers – The dance performance by this South-Korean ensemble explores the life of a family with a disabled member.
Starts: Sep 24, 20:00; A4 Nultý Priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: €3.50-€5. Tel: 02/ 5292-4470; www.a4.sk.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: European Day of Languages – The event, co-organised by the EUNIC association of cultural institutes, presents many foreign languages in a rich programme, including short films.
Starts: Sep 26, 9:00; Main Square, Mladosť cinema in Hviezdoslavovo Square. Admission: free. More info: www.edl.ecml.at.
FOLKLORE /DANCE: Tanečný dom – Otvarák / House of Dance – Opening – The initial “House of Dance”, organised by the Dragúni folk ensemble, introduces folk dances from Terchová and Kozárovce and, for the first time, the Laban movement analysis in the folklore style.
Starts: Sep 26, 20:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €3.50. Tel: 0904/330-049; www.kcdunaj.sk, www.tanecnydom.sk.
GASTRONOMY: Vegánske Hody / Vegan Feast – This e-vent offers tastings, presentations, debates and lectures revolving around vegan delicacies and the philosophy of eating without killing animals.
Starts: Sep 28, 10:00; Medi-cal Garden / Medická Záhrada. Admission: free. More info: www. veganskehody.sk.
SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Noc Výskumníkov 2013 / the Night of Researchers 2013 – This festival for all ages takes place in 300 places across 33 countries, and aims to make science and research more accessible and engaging for the wider public. This year’s edition includes a variety of events in five Slovak cities: Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Košice, Žilina and Tatranská Lomnica.
Starts: Sep 27, 10:00-24:00; various sites. Admission: free. More info: www. nocvyskumnikov.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Peter Bič Project – This project of Peter Bič features six musicians (Bič, guitar, vocals; Dáša Kostovčík, vocals; Ivo Bič, vocals; Matúš Pavlík, keyboards; Vlado Čekan, bass; Jožko Zima, drums) whose debut, “Hey Now”, garnered international fame and was used as a jingle in a global advertising campaign.
Starts: Sep 27, 19:00; Heineken Tower Stage, Pribinova 25. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 0905/847-202; www.heinekentowerstage.sk, www.ticketportal.sk.
EXHIBITION: Erik Šille – Made in Japan – This exhibition presents watercolours made by the artist shortly after his three-month stay in Japan.
Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-18:00 until Oct 11; Krokus Galéria, Nám 1, mája 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2072-8131; www.krokusgaleria.sk.
EXHIBITION: Chvála Krajiny / Acclaim for a Country – Artist Milan Stano presents landscapes of Bratislava sites and famous Slovak monuments and destinations in paintings, graphic artworks and woodcuttings with folk motifs.
Open: weekdays 10:00-16:00 until Sep 30; House of Culture Dúbravka, Saratovská 2/A. Admission: free. Tel: 02/6920-3030; www.dkdubravka.sk.
JAZZ: Stefan Orins Trio – Inspired by Scandinavian jazz, this trio (Orins, piano; Christophe Hache, bass; Peter Orins, drums) combines harmony with energy.
Starts: Sep 26, 18:00; hall in the Regional Cultural Centre. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 046 /5121-820; www.prievidza.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Ľubo Stacho – PH Factor Positive – The exhibition of this renowned Slovak photographer presents an overview of his work, both documentary and conceptual, with crossover into installations and videos.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00; Nitrianska galéria, Župné Square 3. Admission: €0.50-1.50. Tel: 037 / 6579-641; www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
EXHIBITION: Marianne Pu-schner – Textilná Tvorba / Textile Creation – Puschner was awarded the Liptov Gallery of P.M. Bohúň Award for “Crossing Borders in textile” as well as the prize of the 3rd Triennial of Textiles without Borders.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until Nov 30; Koloman Sokol Centre, P.M. Bohúň Gallery, Tranovského 1. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 044/5522-758; www.galerialm.sk.
THEATRE:“X APARTMENTS in Košice” is the eastern-Slovak version of the theatre project by German director Matthias Lilienthal, in which a guide takes people in pairs on a tour through Košice (one route leads downtown, the other through the Šaca borough) with brief stops in small, private venues to watch dance, opera, drama, music and visual arts performances (14 performances in total) between September 25 and 29. The pieces have been created specifically for Košice by artists from Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Germany, the UK, Australia and Lebanon. More information is available at www.tabacka.sk.
GAY PARADE: Pride Dúhové Košice – The first parade to support the rights of LGBTI people to take place in Košice will occur one week after Bratislava’s pride parade.
Starts: Sep 28, 15:00; downtown Košice. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com/PRIDEkosice.
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CLASSICAL MUSIC: Leo van Doeselaar – The Dutch organ player will perform works of Bach, Clarentius Barlovicus, Jozef Grešák, Schumann and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy as part of the Ivan Sokol Organ Festival.
Starts: Sep 26, 18:00; Evan-gelical Church. Tel: 053/4463 -249; www.mkc.snv.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Within the Telekom Music City programme, alternative rock bands like Slobodná Európa, Oskar Rózsa and his Hrana (dedicated to Marek Brezovský), Fiordmossa and others will take the stage.
Starts: Sep 27, 19:30; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6805-4299; www.kulturpark.sk.