FILM: ALL My Children / Všetky Moje Deti is a recently premiered Slovak documentary film that will be shown on February 17 at 17:50 (and again on the 18th and 19th) at the Lumiére cinema club on Špitálska 4 in Bratislava. With English subtitles, the movie, directed by Ladislav Kaboš, shows the efforts of Marián Kuffa, a priest who worked extensively in Roma settlements. Tickets cost €3-€4 and more information can be found at www.aic.sk/kino-lumiere and www.vsetkymojedeti.eu.
OPERA: The Slovak National Theatre (SND) brings back to its repertoire the works of recently deceased director Jozef Bednárik, starting with Puccini’s famous Turandot, conducted by Rastislav Štúr, with a cast including Sorina Munteanu, Michal Lehotský, Iveta Matyášová, Peter Mikuláš and others.
Starts: Feb 21, 19:00; New SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: €8-€30. Tel: 02/ 2047-2299; www.snd.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Eric Gales Trio – Legendary US blues rock guitarist Eric Gales returns with a new band and a new CD, Ghostnotes.
Starts: Feb 19, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €10. Tel: 02/2090- 1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.
ART/LECTURE: Robert Wilson – This time, a lecture and discussion in English – with a glass of wine – focuses on the exhibition Videoportraits (part of a larger series called Voom Portraits) by US artist, theatre designer and director Robert Wilson.
Starts: Feb 20, 19:00; Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery, Nám. Ľ. Štú-ra 4. Admission: €3. More info: 02/2047-6270; www.sng.sk.
LATINO PARTY: Fiesta Latina de Miguel Méndez – The ‘Carnival Latino’ offers an evening of Latino music, masks, dance and performances by Latino Flash and Chicos y Chicas.
Starts: Feb 22, 20:00; La Fiesta, Prievozská 18. Admission: €5 (in advance, 0918/677- 245) - €7 (at the door). Tel: 0911/332-152; www.lafiesta.sk, www.lcplatino.com.
ARCHITECTURE: Noc Architektúry 2014 / Night of Architecture 2014 combines architecture, urbanism and design in an evening of presentations, discussions, music and fun.
Starts: Feb 20, 17:00; Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology, Námestie Slobody 19 (after party at KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 4) Admission: free (€3 for the after party). More info: www.citylife.sk, www.fa.stuba.sk.
BALL: Bratislavský Bál – The ‘Bratislava Ball’ offers, in addition to music, an accompanying ballroom dance and various performers, including Pavol Hammel, Peter Nagy, Metropolitný Orchester Bratislava, Swing Society Orchestra, Solent Trio and more.
Starts: Feb 22, 20:00; Reduta, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €170-€210. Tel: 02/5910-3107; www.mestskedivadlo.sk.
FILM FESTIVAL: Nordfest 2014 – The 7th year of this Scandinavian film festival strives to present the cinematography and culture of this fascinating region to Slovak audiences in a month full of Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Finnish movies.
Starts: Feb 21 – March 22; Nostalgia Film Club, Nivy Cinema, Súťažná 18. Admission: €3-€4. More info: www.nostalgia.sk.
ETHNIC DANCE: Večer Írskych Tancov – This Evening of Irish Dance presents the Avalon Academy of Irish Dance, comprised of about 90 fans of this genre, ranging in age from 3 to 70.
Starts: Feb 21, 19:00; Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
EXHIBITION: Jana Farmanová, Klaudia Kosziba, Rastislav Podoba, Zbyněk Sedlecký – Územia / Areas – This exhibition on the space, surface, memory, structure and forms of painting show this artistic medium through the eyes of one Czech (Sedlecký) and three Slovak artists.
Open: Weekdays 14:00 – 18:00 (and by appointment) until March 14; Krokus Gallery, Nám 1. Mája 3. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2072-8131, 0918/861-719; www.krokusgaleria.sk.
EXHIBITION: Dan Meluzin – Od Altamiry k Milke / From Altamira to Milka – Slovak artist Meluzín celebrates his 40th birthday with an exhibition presenting large-scale paintings from 1997-2014.
Open: workdays 8:00-19:00 until Feb 28; Gallery of the French Institute, Sedlárska 7. Admission: free. More info: ifb.ambafrance-sk.org.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Peter Jánošík – Collodion Works; Zoltán Gáll – SvetLom (Light/Joint) – Two photo exhibitions present the old technology of the wet collodion process (Jánošík) and the study of light and its role in photography (Gáll).
Open: weekdays 12:00- 23:00, Sat 15:00-24:00, Sun 15:00-22:00 until March 3; Photo-gallery Trafačka, Janka Kráľa 65. Admission: free. More info: www.trafacka.sk.
MODERN DANCE: Debris Company – Soliloquy – The Debris Company created the “piece of monologue/solilo-quy” as a theatrical adaptation of the last chapter of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The piece, choreographed by Stanislava Vlčeková to the music of Jozef Vlk (performed by Zwiebel String Quartett), is directed by Vlk.
Starts: Feb 17, 19:00; Záhrada centre of independent culture; SNP Square 16 (Beniczkého Passage). Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.zahradacnk.sk.
FILM: A new cinema in Martin will open with the film Zamatoví teroristi / Velvet Terrorists, directed by Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochov-ský and Peter Kerekes (with English subtitles).
Starts: Feb 21, 18:30; Mest-ská Scéna, M. R. Štefánika 54 (former Hifi Club). Admission: free. Tel: 0918/508-578; www.facebook.com/mestskascena.
FAMILY FESTIVAL: Zimomravenie – The winter edition of this small family festival offers various competitions, film screenings, workshops, museum tours, theatre performances and games for children (and some for adults).
Starts: Feb 18-23; various sites in Banská Štiavnica. Admission: €1.50-€5. More info: www.banskastiavnica.sk/navstevnik/kultura-a-dobra-zabava/zimomravenie-2.
SNOW DOGS: SNEŽNÉ Psy / Snow Dogs is the name of an “unconventional winter multi-genre festival” for families that takes place on February 22 and 23 at the bottom terminal cable car station in Tatranská Lomnica. This event is hosted by Andrej Bičan and includes demonstrations of mushing, cross-country skiing, dance performances, animation, face-painting, mountain rescue operations and competitions for children and adults. More information can be found at www.regiontatry.sk.
JAZZ: Gabriel Jonáš Latino Trio – This new project of pianist Gabriel Jonáš (who also composed most of the tunes) includes Juraj Kalász on bass and Eddy Portella on percussion, playing jazz arranged in a Latin style.
Starts: Feb 21, 19:00; House of Culture, Štefánikova 99/71. Admission: €5. Tel: Tel: 052/7722 -255; www.poprad.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Concert of the LenART Quartet – This Slovak string quartet, comprised of Barbora Lenártová (violin), Róbert Lenárt (violin), Peter Olejár (viola) and Zuzana Ďurčeková (cello), will play works by Hayden and Dvořák.
Satrts: Feb 18, 18:00, Vojtech Löffler Museum, Alžbetina 20. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6223 -073; www.lofflermuzeum.sk.
BASKETBALL: Good Angels Košice – Famila Basket Schio – The second but last match of the A Group of the EuroLeague FIBA in basketball matches the 10-time Slovak champion team against Italian champions (with whom the Slovaks have yet to lose a game).
Starts: Feb 19, 18:00; Steel Aréna, Nerudova 12. Admission: €0.50-€3. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk, www.goodangelskosice.eu.