FESTIVAL: THE “TRAVEL Festival” Cestou necestou strives to inspire people to travel and search for the unknown. The autumn edition of this event takes place between October 25 and 27 at the House of Culture Lúky at Vígľašská 1 in Petržalka, Bratislava; and it includes discussions, screenings and presentations in three-hour blocks, as well as performances of world and ethno music by Eniesa and Maok (Oct 25), and Dúhové Eminencie / Rainbow Eminences (Oct 26). Tickets cost €5 for one event and €14 for the whole festival. They can be obtained, as well as more detailed info, at www.kzp.sk/besedy-prednasky/podujatie/festivalcestounecestou1. Maok,
MODERN DANCE: The cele-bration of the 6th anniversa-ry of the dance school and the-atre elledanse includes dance performances, a concert and a party, with performers inclu-ding Dee Reggeatonera y Sangre Nueva, Eire Dance Acade-my, Etno Dance, Tango Vida, Martina Javor & Band.
Starts: Oct 24, 20:00; elle-dance theatre, Miletičova 17/ B. Admission: €3. Tel: 0905/ 969-105; www.elledanse.sk.
FASHION: Fashion LIVE! Slovak Fashion Week – This event, organised to partially compensate for the cancellation of Bratislava Fashion Weekend, introduces only Slovak fashion designers, designer showrooms and their collections.
Starts: Oct 25-27; Kontakt, Ventúrska 12; Stará tržnica/ Old Market Hall, SNP square. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com/pages/SLOVAK-FASHION-COUNCIL/ 243703635680580.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Orfeus 2013 – This student festival of contemporary music offers the works of Slovak composer Alexander Albrecht played by students of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, a lecture by Vladimír Godár, a choral concert of the Orpheus’ Sirens choir (put together especially for this event), a screening of a film by Dušan Hanák and an inter-media dance evening.
Starts: Oct 24-26; Dvorana concert hall, Zochova 3; elle-danse theatre, Miletičova 17/ B. Admission: €1.50-€3. More info: www.htf.vsmu.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Filmový Festival Inakosti / Slovak Queer Film Festival – The 7th year of the festival focuses on movies revolving around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues.
Starts: Oct 23-27, Lumiére cinema, Špitálska 4. Admission: €1-4 (for one screening) - €5-8 (festival pass). Tel: 0917/ 105-882; www.ffi.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC/INTERNATIONAL EVENT: Friendship Concert - In a concert marking the 20th anniversary of Korean-Slovak diplomatic ties, Slovak Philharmonic and three Korean soloists, Kim Won on piano, Ho-Yoon Chung, tenor, and Yoonhee Kin on violin will perform works of Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Korean Young-Sub Choi, Slovak Ján Levoslav Bella and three Korean folk songs, conducetd by Rastislav Štúr.
Starts: Oct 30,18:30; Reduta concert hall, E. Suchoňa Square 1. More info: www.svk.mofa.go.kr.
OPERA: Manon Lescaut – This famous piece by Giacomo Puccini tells the story of a woman who cannot decide between true love and a life of prosperity. Conducted by Rastislav Štúr and directed by Jiří Nekvasil, it features Adriana Kohútková, Pavol Remenár, Luciano Mastro, Ján Gala, Martin Gyimesi, etc.
Starts: Oct 22, 19:00; new building of the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/2047- 2299; www.snd.sk.
FILM MUSIC: Koncert filmo-vej hudby / Concert of film music – The Prague Film Orchestra is a semi-professional ensemble that plays film music, from big names like John Williams and Alan Silvestri to lesser-known composers like Ramyond Lefévre.
Starts: Oct 26, 19:30; Aegon Aréna NTC, Príkopova 6. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/5293- 3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: The jazz tour of Štefan “Pišta” Bartuš (bass) and his band, featuring Michal Bugala on guitar, Andy Middleton on sax, Vladimir Kostadinovic on drums, with pianist Antonio Farao, will make a stop in Banská Bystrica.
Starts: Oct 23. 19:00; Cikker Hall, City Hall, SNP Square 1. Admission: €5-€8. Tel: 048/4156-052; www.pkobb.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Longital – This Slovak alternative rock band (which includes two “sound travellers” Shina and Dano) plays within the Emté Fest, which presents original Slovak music and musicians.
Starts: Oct 26, 20:00; Mest-ská scéna / City Stage, M. R. Štefánika 54. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www. ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: Jazz Prešov – The 22nd year of this jazz festival will feature a host of international performers and styles, including Edilson Sanchez Quartet, Harry Sokal, Philippe Catheri-ne, The Capitals of Funk, Chicago Blues Connection and Zawinul Legacy.
Starts: Oct 23-24; PKO Čier-ny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €9-€12 (one day); €15-€18 (both days). More info: www.jazzpresov.sk.
FESTIVAL: THE FIRST year of the modern dance festival New Dance Days takes place in Košice – in the Kasárne Kulturpark, at Kukučínova 2, and the Košice State Theatre, at Hlavná 58, between October 21 and 27. The international event presents ensembles and performers from Japan, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic as well as Slovakia, including workshops and discussions. Tickets cost between €5 and €7 and can be obtained through www.kosice2013.sk/en/program/new-dance-days.
EXHIBITION: Mladé wrocla-wské sklo a keramika – Young Wroclaw Glass and Ceramics – This exhibition brings the works of young graduates and tutors of the Department of Glass and Ceramics of the Academy of Fine Arts of Eugeniusz Geppert in Wroclaw.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00- 18:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Nov 10; Vojtech Löffler Muse-um, Alžbetina 20. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 055/6223-073; www.lofflermuzeum.sk.