CONCERT: GORAN Bregovič, a prominent European world music personality, returns to Slovakia with His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra for a concert in Bratislava called Champagne for Gypsies. The concert, on November 4 at 20:00, takes place in the Hant Arena Pasienky concert hall; tickets cost €29-€44 and can be obtained through www.ticketportal.sk.
JAZZ: Christian Scott – This rising star trumpeter of the world jazz scene and New Orleans native, who was already nominated for a Grammy and has released five albums, comes to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Nu Spirit Club.
Starts: Nov 10, 21:00; Nu Spirit Club, Šafárikovo Square 7. Admission: €15 (in advan-ce). Tel: 0905/865-566; www. nuspirit.sk, www.tixy.sk.
WORLD MUSIC: Keby všetky bandy sveta / The All the Bands in the World series of world and ethnic music concerts features renowned Bratislava band Banda, which ranked 8th in the World Music Charts Europe 2011, and guest dance troupe CreDance, a finalist from the Czecho-Slovakia Has Talent scouting competition.
Starts: Nov 5, 20:00; Klub Za Zrkadlom, Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
ETHNO MUSIC: Noche Flamenca / This musical flamenco evening features guitar players Flaco de Nerja, Dino de Valeria (Slovakia) and Luis Gallo (Spain) and dancer Sandra La Chispa, combining traditional and modern styles of this fiery Andalusian art.
Starts: Nov 6, 19:00; Loď Café - Divadlo v podpalubí, Ty-ršovo embankment. Admission: €7. Tel: 0903/449-650; www.adylod.sk.
MARTIAL ARTS: Večer čínskych bojových umení / The Evening of Chinese Martial Arts – Master Wang Yingshen (China), the Slovak Wu-shu team and students of the Kung-fu and Tai-ji School present a Wu-shu – Kung-fu Show that includes Dragon Dance, armed combat, etc.
Starts: Nov 9, 18:30; Zrkad-lový Háj Culture House, Rovn-iankova 3. Admission: €3. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www. kzp.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Tegan and Sara – Canadian twins Tegan and Sara will perform music from their recent, highly acclaimed album Heartthrob.
Starts: Nov 8, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €25. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Budovanie Slovenska II / Building Slovakia II – This exhibition of work by Juraj Fifik and Tomáš Manina maps Slovakia’s technical and industrial buildings, particularly those built bet-ween the 1940s and the 1960s. The resulting collection is a mosaic that adds an industrial and technological element to Slovakia’s visual archives.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00- 18:00 until Nov 17; Design Fac-tory, Bottova 2. Admission: free. Tel: 0907/666-716; www. designfactory.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Slovak Press Photo – This exhibition presents the best works, divided into eight categories, of the winners of the second year of the Slovak journalistic photography competition.
Open: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00; weekends 11:00-18:00 until Nov 27; Museum of the city of Bratislava, Old Coty Hall, Radničná 1 (entrance from the courtyard). Admission: €1. More info: www.muzeum.bratislava.sk.
FESTIVAL: THE WINE and cuisine of Slovakia’s Nitra Region and Italy’s Tuscany will converge at the Nitra Wine Festival on November 8-9. Tuscan red wine and meat products will go up against Nitra’s white wine, duck specialties and cheeses. There will also be a presentation of Tuscan cities and towns (Florence, Siena, Montalchino, etc.) and traditional Slovak music. More information (in Slovak) can be found at www.nvf.sk.
QUIZ: Quiz Night – C & M Languages returns to organising regular knowledge quiz-zes in Slovak and English for 6-10-members teams. No advance registration is necessary.
Starts: Nov 6, 18:00; U Čie-rnej Pani, Teplická 44. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/254-685; www.cmlanguages.sk.
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
LIVE MUSIC: Stave Hackett & Gulli Briem & Djabe Band – Hackett, (ex-Genesis) will present his new Tour 2013, supported by Briem (ex-Mezzoforte) and the Djabe Band.
Starts: Nov 8, 20:00; Blue Note Klub, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €25. Tel: 0902/608-912; www.bluenote.sk.
CHOIR MUSIC: Žilina Voce Magna 2013 – The International Festival of Choir Music brings together Slovak, Czech and Polish choirs to sing during three days the works of various composers, including the world premiere of Jevgenij Iršai’s Stabat Mater. On Friday, the festival starts with a parade along Žilina’s streets, and on Saturday it continues with a gala programme, concluding on Sunday with festive masses in local churches.
Starts: Nov 8-10; various sites. Admission: free, €5 for the Gala Programme (sold at ŠKO, Dolný Val 47; Tel: 041/ 2451-111). More info: www. vocemagna.sk.
ORIENTAL DANCE: Fantá-zia Orientu / Fantasy of Orient – The 6th year of the Oriental dance show will present local dance courses, professional dancers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic (male dancer Dallo; female dancers Mona Abir, Suhayla, Rendy Bellydance, Fedrah, Laila, Elen and Amelle; and groups from Žilina - Amar, Orient Ubaab, Charisma, and other towns - Ishtar dancers, Shams, Amirabellydance and Raks Farah).
Starts: Nov 9, 18:00; House of Unions / Dom odborov, An-tona Bernoláka 51. Admission: €7. More info: www.orientalnytanec.blog.cz.
Žiar nad Hronom
LIVE MUSIC: Fats Jazz Band – This swing and hot-jazz band plays music from the 1930s and 1940s.
Starts: Nov 10, 17:00; Theatre Hall of the Town Cultural Centre, SNP 119. Admission: €7. Tel: 0915 727 244; www.mskcentrum.sk.
JAZZ: Jazz for Sale II – This jazz series introduces Michal Bugala Quartet (SK), Praha-Wiena Connection (A, CZ), Adam Makowicz (PL) and Djabe Band & Steve Hackett (H, GB).
Starts: Nov 9, 19:00; Historical City Hall, Hlavná 58. Admission: €15. More info: www.jazzforsale.sk.
CHOIR MUSIC: 30th Anniversary of Collegium Technicum – This event within the Prešov Musical Autumn 2013 presents contemporary choirs from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, playing works of modern composers Hrušovs-ký, Bodnár, Hatrík, Szeghy, Suchoň, Lukáš and Eben.
Starts: Nov 6, 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admi-ssion: €1.50-€3. Tel: 051/7723 -741(-42); www.pkopresov.sk.
EXHIBITION: er Cábocký – Tam a späť / There and Back – The paintings by internationally acclaimed Cábocký straddle the line between ornamental and modernist forms, focusing on imperfect geometry and abstract forms.
Open: Tue-Sun 14:00-17:00 until Nov 20; Pyecka Gallery, Hlavná 40 (Vitézov Dvor). Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com/PyeckaStudio.