Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
FLAMENCO EVENING:
FLAMENCO evening at the Loď Café / Divadlo v podpalubí anchored on the Tyršovo Embankment on the Petržalka side of the Danube in Bratislava will this time introduce Flaco de Nerja Trio, featuring Flaco de Nerja (SK, guitar), Jannis Raptis (GER-GR, guitar), Dino de Valeria (SK, percussions) and Sandra La Chispa (AT, dance) performing various flamenco styles, including jazz fusion. Tickets for the performance on February 12 at 19:00 cost €9 and can be purchased through 0903/449-650 (www.adylod.sk), or 02/5293 -3321 (www.ticketportal.sk).

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
China Moses – The daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Moses deviated from her mother’s jazz genre to combine elements of pop, jazz, R&B and soul to create her own style. She will be accompanied by the Gustav Brom Big Band.
Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; Big Hall of the Slovak Radio, Mýt-na 1. Admission: €25-€40. Tel: 02/5727-3624; www. slovakradio.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ:
(Un)plugged Tail Trio – Three jazz musicians – Samuel Hošek, vocal; Peter Preložník, piano; Nikolaj Nikitin, saxohpone – will play their version of this genre.
Starts: Feb 15, 20:30; ART Club Café Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: free. Tel: 0918/724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.

Bratislava
MODERN DANCE:
Dance… Under My Skin – The dance performance of students of the dance department at the Academy of Performing Arts includes the choreographies of Anton Lachký (SK/BE); Skin – Davide Sportelli (IT); and Women – V. B. Šoltys (SK).
Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; LAB theatre, Svoradova 4. Tel: 0918 /322-120; www.divadlolab.sk.

Bratislava
WORLD MUSIC:
Ponte Pardo & Guests – The concert of flamenco ensemble Ponte Pardo this time includes a performance by Anna Suchome-lová (dance, palmas).
Starts: Feb 14, 19:30; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €4 (in advance)-€8. Tel: 0911/193- 382; www.hlava22.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC/CLUBBING:
Kraa! – The “festival of truly contemporary music” presents electronic, drone, ambient, free improvisation, new projects and an afterparty, all organised and performed by start-up, creative and innovative Slovak musicians and DJs.
Starts: Feb 15, 20:00; A4 Nultý Priestor, Karpatská 2. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/5292- 4470; www.a4.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Galakoncert Violin Orchestra Bratislava – The Gala-concert of the Violin Orchestra Bratislava (with soloists Eugen Botoš on violin, Miroslav Rait on cimbalom and Mária Eliášová – vocals) will perform works of Brahms, Khachaturian, Paganini, Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán.
Starts: Feb 16, 17:00; Teatro Wüstenrot, Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €8-€15. Tel: 02/5022-8530; www.gedur.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Živé Prototypy / Live Prototypes of Tereza Langerová and Anabela Žigová – The exhibition of these two female artists mixes applied art with items for everyday use to create a specific type of beauty.
Open: Workdays 9:00-18:00 until Feb 28; Kabinet and Iluma showrooms, Račianska 22/a. Admission: free. Tel: 0903/265-426; www.kabinetkabinet.sk.

Bratislava
PHOTO EXHIBITION:
A photo exhibition focused on the 222nd Winter Olympics in Sochi is organised by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture (RCVK).
Open: Office of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, Sabinovská 16; Zichy palace, Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. More info: 02/5262-5981; www.rcvkba.sk.

Trnava
LIVE MUSIC:
Musica Medica – The concert of Musica Medica ensemble, consisting of Boris Čellár (SK, guitar, vocals and sound effects), and Rami Shaafi (UK, aliquot and guttural vocals, harmony instruments from all over the world) tries to influence, apart from bringing musical harmony and a good mood, the physical state of visitors.
Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; Synagogue, Halenárska 2. Admission: €5. Tel: 033/5514-657; www.gjk.sk.

Piešťany
MUSEUM/EXHIBITION:
Kúpele Františka Jozefa, Stratený Architektonický Skvost / The Spa of Franz Joseph, the Lost Architectural Gem – This exhibition shows the building in Piešťany that was meant to become the attraction but turned out to be a flop, and was demolished in 1967. This exhibition commemorates the 115th anniversary of the spa named after Emperor Franz Joseph I.
Open: Tue-Sun 8:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00 until Feb 28;
Museum of Balneology, Villa of Doctor Liska, Štefánikova 1. Admission: €0.50-€1.
Tel: 033/ 7722-508; www. balneomuzeum.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
OPERA:
THE DERNIERE, or final performance, of Madam Butterfly, the Puccini opera, in the State Opera at Národná 11 in Banská Bystrica takes place on February 11, at 18:30. The staging, directed by Barbara Klimo, conducted by Marián Vach and performed by Martina Múdra, Radoslava Mičová, Michal Hýrošš, Šimon Svitok and others, shows the clash between Japanese and American cultures, and explores moral values, while offering attractive music and an exotic atmosphere. Tickets cost €3-€6 and can be bought through 048/2457-123 or www.stateopera.sk.

POSTPONED: Banská Bystrica
MUSHING:
European FISTC Championship in Dog Mushing, Medium and Long Track – This weekend, the European Championship in dog-sledding, called mushing, will take place, opening in Banská Bystrica and then moving to the nearby winter resort Králiky. Tracks lead in the Kremnické Vrchy hills, between Králiky and Kordíky.
Starts: (Feb 13-16) postponed to Feb 27-March 2 for weather reasons; ski stadium in Kordíky. Admission: free for onlookers. More info: www.mushing.sk.

Žilina
OPERA:
Mozart – Don Giovanni – The famed Mozart opera will be performed in the Royal Opera House in London (conducted by Antonio Pappano and performed by Mariusz Kwiecien, Alex Esposito and Veronique Gens), with live broadcast within the Cinemax cinema network, including the Žilina branch.
Starts: Feb 12, 19:40; Cine-max Žilina, Prielohy 979. Admission: €8.90-€10.90. Tel: 0918/984-167 (from 15:30 till 21:00); www.cine-max.sk/20/kina/zilina.

Banská Bystrica
LIVE MUSIC:
Bergljot presents Jackie Mittoo – Bergljot, Norwegian band playing unorthodox experimental music, will give concert of music by Jamaican pianist Jackie Mittoo, supported by the Slovak N3O Akustika band.
Starts: Feb 14, 19:00; Záhrada centre of independent culture; SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk.

Brezno
WORLD MUSIC:
Tvor – This Slovak band (Rodan Stromyrad-bagpipes and old instruments; Roman Kormik-percussions) plays acoustic, medieval, ethno/world music.
Starts: Feb 15, 21:00; Bombura klub, M. R. Štefánika Square 16. Tel: 0905/347-415; www.ticket-art.sk, www.bombura.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
FILM MUSIC:
Filmová Hudba / Film Music – The Va- lentine’s concert of the State Philharmonic Košice (ŠfK) invokes tunes from the movies Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Emperor’s Nightingale, The Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves, Pink Panther, Fantomas, Titanic, James Bond and others.
Starts: Feb 13, 19:00; ŠfK House of Arts, Moyzesova 66. Admission: €8-€10. Tel: Tel: 055/6220- 763; www.sfk.sk.

Košice
MUSICAL:
Touha – Longing – The musical comedy authored by Mirjam and Daniel Landa (and directed by Mirjam) and performed by the Divadlo Cassia theatre ensemble plays in a theatrical world, showing backstage stories – including a love story fitting for the Valentine Day.
Starts: Feb 14, 15, 19:00 (also 15:00 on Feb 15); Divadlo Cassia, Jumbo Centrum, Masarykova 2. Admission: €24 -€30. Tel: 0944/437-855; www.divadlocassia.sk.

Štrbské Pleso
SNOWBOARD RACE:
Sony Xperia Snowboardfest 2014 – The 14th edition of this big snowboard race – part of the international series World Snowboard Tour – has attracted racers from Scandinavian countries, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Starts: Feb 14-15, 20:00 (14); Štrbské Pleso ski resort. Admission: free for spectators. More info: www. snowboardfest.sk.

Poprad
GALLERY/OPENING:
Festive opening of the Tatra Gallery after a reconstruction is also an opening of the exhibition by Peter Pollág: Chlapec z Našej Ulice / A Boy Next Door, accompanied by the music of Trio Michala Červienku.
Starts: Feb 14, 17:00; Tatra-nská galéria, Hviezdoslavova 12. Admission: free. More info: www.tatragaleria.sk.

Spišská Nová Ves
EXHIBITION:
Architekt Oelschläger (Öry), Výstava Osobností EHMK – This exhibition presents the architectural works of Ľudovít Oelchlägera (nicknamed Öry) from the 1930s. Oelschläger is one of the personalities hailed by the European Capital of Culture Košice 2013 project.
Open: weekdays 8:00-16:30, Sat 9:00-13:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Feb 28; Spiš Museum, Letná 50. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 053/4423-757; www.muzeumspisa.com.