CONCERT: SLOVAK jazz-funk band Finally (Eugen Botoš, Róbert Vizváry, Martin Koleda) will play with Sheldon Reynolds (formerly of Earth, Wind & Fire) on October 7 at 20:30 in the Nu Spirit Club in Šafárikovo Square 7 in Bratislava. Finally will present their latest double-album, Final Definition, at the concert. Tickets cost €8 (in advance) and €10 (at the site). More information at 0905/865-566 or www.nuspirit.sk.
JAZZ: Leszek Mozdzer, Lars Danielsson, Zohar Fresco – Polish, Swedish and Israeli jazzmen join forces to play a concert that will also be broadcast by Slovak Radio.
Starts: Oct 10, 19:00; Koncert Studio of the RTVS building, Mýtna 1. Admission: €10-€20. More information at www.jazz.sk, (tickets – www.drhorak.sk).
BIRD-WATCHING: Opening of a bird-watching site, Birds of City Parks – Two events in one weekend will open the still little explored activity of bird watching to Bratislava inhabitants and visitors, offering a permanent observation site at Partizánska Lúka and a tour on Sunday starting under the SNP (former New) bridge – the UFO restaurant.
Starts: Oct 12-13 10:00 -16:00 (observation site Parti-zánska Lúka, Železná Studienka); 9:00 – tour starting on the Petržalka side on the SNP Bridge. Admission: voluntary fee. More info: www. birdwatching.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: The Danish Radio Big Band featuring Kalman Olah and Gábor Boll – The jazz orchestra of the Danish Radio will play with Austrian saxophonist Gábor Boll and Hungarian pianist Kalman Olah, combining Nordic jazz and Hungarian folklore.
Starts: Oct 13, 19:30; Big Concert Studio of the RTVS building, Mýtna 1. Admission: €12-€15. Tel: 02/5727-3624; www.slovakradio.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) will open the 2013-2014 study year – and a new season of musical and dance performances; by playing works of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Bach and Shostakovich.
Starts: Oct 9, 19:00; Concert Hall Dvorana, VŠMU, Zochova 3. Admission: free. More info: www.htf.vsmu.sk.
JAZZ: Club des Belugas & Brenda Boykin – Boykin returns to Bratislava to play with the female grouping Club des Belugas, in this concert performing as a sextet. DJane Lady Smiles will give the after-party.
Starts: Oct 11, 20:00; Refinery Gallery, Vlčie Hrdlo 1. Admission: €10 (first 100 tickets)-€14: Tel: 0918/666-633; www.refinerygallery.sk.
JAPANESE STORYTELLING: Rakugo – The first performance of traditional Japanese art of storytelling (with Slovak subtitles) will include Ichinosuke Shunputei and Pikkari Shuntputei.
Starts: Oct 13, 18:00; Malá Scéna Theatre, Dostojevského Rad 7. Admission: free (advance booking at 02 / 5980-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org is recommendable).
EXHIBITION: Ave Mária; Mariánska; ikonografia v zbierkach, GMB – Ave Maria; The Marian Iconography in the GMB Collections – This project, presenting works depicting the mother of Jesus from the Bratislava City Gallery has two parts: in the first part, visitors learn about stories from the life of the Virgin Mary, and in the second, about their various visual forms and perceptions.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until Nov 3; Mirbach Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery, Františkánske Square 11. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 02/5443- 1556(-8); www.gmb.sk.
EXHIBITION: SIAL - The Association of Engineers and Architects of (the Czech city of) Liberec presents the legendary period of a special grouping of architects that produced progressive designs and ideas in 1960s, before being oppressed and silenced by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
Open: Mon- Fri 11:00-17:00, until Oct 18; Union of Architects of Slovakia, Balassa Palace, Panská 15. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5443-1078; www.sasarch.sk.
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LIVE MUSIC: Andrej Šeban Band – Andrej Šeban, Slovak rock composer, producer, singer and guitar player, has put together a young band and is set to tour Slovakia and the Czech Republic, starting in the west of Slovakia.
Starts: Oct 11, 20:00; Blue Note Jazz and Music Club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €10 (in advance) - € 12 (at the site). Tel: 032/7440-008; www. bluenote.sk.
EXIBITION: THE EXHIBITION of costume and stage designer Eva Farkašová runs parallel to the Divadelná Nitra theatre festival in the Nitrianska Galéria in Župné Square 3 in Nitra. Until October 13, visitors can get to see her work for not just Slovak, but also Polish and Czech theatres, including models of some stages used in plays and a film documenting her work. The gallery is open Tuesdays to Friday, 10:00-18:00 and weekends between 13:00-18:00. Tickets cost €0.50-1.50. More information at www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Slovak Sinfonietta and Jenaer Philharmonie – The Žilina-based chamber orchestra will play Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem with the ensemble from the German city of Jena and the choir of the Salesian Philharmonic of Katowice, celebrating the composer’s 200th birth anniversary. The conductor is Marc Tardue.
Starts: Oct 12, 19:00; Slovak Sinfonietta, Dolný Val 47. Admission: €6-€10. Tel: 041/ 2451-111; www.skozilina.sk.
THEATRE: Monologhi del Caxxo – The Italian Babybang theatre made a performance focused on the phenomenon of the penis, and director Lucia Vasini asked several women to express their feelings, stances and experiences. The performance is interactive, with music by Marcello Gori and played by Carolina De La Calle Casanova, Valentina Scuderi.
Satrts: Oct 7, 20:00; Záhrada centre of independent culture; SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk.
EXHIBITION: Otvorený Depozitár – F.X. Messerschmidt: Charakterové Hlavy / Open Depository - F.X. Messerschmidt: Character Heads – The unique set of torsos by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, called Character Heads, are so expressive that they defy comparison with anything else at the time they were made, in the 18th century. Their castings are exhibited in the Slovak National Gallery in Zvolen.
Open: Wed-Sun 10:00- 17:30 until Nov 17; SNG Zvolen, SNP Square 1 (1st floor). Admission: €2. Tel: 045/5321-903; www.sng.sk.
BALLET: Tchaikovsky –Sleeping Beauty – The ballet of the State Theatre adapted the classical ballet of composer P.I. Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa to modern times, lasting for two acts. Adapted by choreographer Mykhail Novikov, it is directed by Ondrej Šoth.
Starts: Oct 10, 19:00; State Theatre Košice (SDKE), Hlav-ná 58. Admission: €3-€10. Tel: 055/2452-269 (daytime), 055/ 2452-260 (evenings); www. sdke.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Pascal Pinon – The two Icelandic sisters, Jófridur and Ásthildur, will give two concerts (singing in both Icelandic and English), one in Bratislava and one in Košice as part of the NouveauNu.Night project. Icelanders will be supported by the local band Longital.
Starts: Oct 11, 19:30; Kasárne Kulturpark, Kukučínova 2. Admission: €5. Tel: 055/6805-4299; www.kulturpark.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: The XXI International Mountain Film festival – The festival focused on mountaineering, hiking and travelling will present 56 films (e.g. by Pavol Barabáš and Rastislav Hatiar) from 18 countries, including Brazil, Iran and Morocco. The festival includes an exhibition of organic sculptor Silvia Krupinska, Plesá a Fragmenty / Mountain Lakes and Fragments.
Starts: Oct 9-13; various sites and times. Admission: €2-€3. Tel: 052/7721-060; www.mfhf.sk.