Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
DUTCH band Kraak & Smaak Soundsystem returns to Slovakia (and to the same venue), for a concert on February 28 at 20:30 at the Nu Spirit Club, which has moved to the Luxor Passage on Štúrova 3 in Bratislava. The Dutch guests will be supported by Glaubic & Haberland and Mishek & C.O.D.E, with Hans & Tasun on the basement stage. Tickets cost €8 and can be purchased via www.ticketportal.sk. More info at www.nuspirit.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
DJ Vec + Martin Valihora – This event pits a local hip-hop star against an internationally renowned drummer in a musical duel which will culminate in a joint jam session.
Starts: Feb 28, 21:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €5. Tel: 0904/330-049; www.kcdunaj.sk.

Bratislava
THEATRE:
National Theatre Live – War Horse – A live broadcast from the National Theatre in London – in English, with Czech subtitles – presents this award-winning First World War drama, based on a novel by Michael Morpurg, directed by Marianne Elliot and Tom Morris.
Starts: Feb 27, 19:45; drama hall of the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2047-2299; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava
CLUBBING:
Balkan Bashavel – Balkan rhythms will resound at this show, together with Gypsy music, Columbian cumbia, reggae and electro-swing. DJs: Malalata Soundsystem, Circus Problem, DJ Lenin Kravic.
Starts: March 1, 20:00; V-Club, SNP Square. Admission: €6 (advance sale predpredaj.zoznam.sk/sk/listky/682/balkan-bashavel) - €7. More info: www.nocka.sk.

Bratislava
ETHNIC DANCE:
Sumako Koseki – Metamorphose / Premena – The new piece by Japanese dancer/choreographer Sumako Koseki premiered in early 2014, and features the performance of the modern Japanese dance Butoh, which has no plot or characters, but which is characterised by deep and transformative changes that touch on the fundamental archetypes of male-female, young-old, animal-human, etc.
Starts: Feb 26, 20:00; Elledanse theatre, Miletičova 17/ B. Admission: €4-€6. Tel: 0905 /969-105; www.elledanse.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Orchestra Alla Vienna and Vivid Singers – Queen Symphonic – More than 30 musicians will perform the legendary hits of the band Queen.
Starts: March 1, 19:30; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €28-€35. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www. atelierbabylon.sk; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Karol Beffa - Piano concerto by Karol Beffa, features the famous pianist Boris Berezovsky and Johan Farjot, the conductor, directing the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio performing Opening by H. Domansky, Piano Concerto by Karol Beffa, The Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, Opus 14.
Starts: Feb 28, Concert Hall of the Slovak radio, Mýtna 1. Tel: Tel: 02/5727-3624; www.slovakradio.sk.

Bratislava
ETHNIC CELEBRATION:
Losar 2014 - The celbration of the Tibetan New Year includes a lecture and rituals by Khenpa K. Temphel, Tibetan dance showby Tsering Dolker a Topgyal Gontse, travel presentation, astorlogy fortune telling for 2014, typical meals and beverages, cocnert of Maok, and more.
Starts: March 2, 12:00; KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3. Admission: €6. Tel: 0904/330-049; www.kcdunaj.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ:
Jazz Trio – Tomáš Lukáč (guitar), Juraj Kalász (bass) and Juraj Schweigert (harmonica, vocals) play music that evokes the atmosphere of an old jazz club.
Starts: Feb 28, 20:00; La Vecchia Bottega, Medená 17. Admission: free. More info: www.facebook.com/LaVecchiaBottega.

Bratislava
ART HAPPENING:
Edith Seeshow’s Notes, Bratislava – This exhibition will also host Maya Schweizer and her three travel films. Schweizer is a French/German artist whose videos, photography and installations focus on urban scenery.
Starts: Feb 28, 18:00; HIT Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo Square 18 (VŠVU inner yard). Admission: free. Tel: 0948/777- 094; www.galeriahit.com.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Igor Kalný – Štruktúry / Structures – The prematurely deceased Slovak artist (1957-1987) managed to create an extensive number of works. This exhibit shows drawings done in pencil and ink in 1983-1985.
Open: by appointment on weekdays between 10:00 and 18:00 until March 7; Roman Fecik Gallery, Zámocká 8. Admission: free. Tel: 02/5441-4346; www.romanfecikgallery.sk.

Bratislava
LEGO FESTIVAL:
The festival of Legos includes an exhibition, competitions, workshops and more.
Open: 10:00-21:00 until March 9, events on March 1-2 12:00-18:00; Central shopping centre, Metodova 6. Admission: free. More info: www.central.sk.

Nové Mesto nad Váhom
JAZZ:
Erik Rothenstein Quintet – Blázni z Chelmu / Fools from Chelm – Erik Rothenstein plays music from his eponymous jazz album.
Starts: March 1, 20:00; Blue Note Club, J. Hašku 18. Admission: €4. Tel: 0902/608-912 (booking of table necessary); www.bluenote.sk.

Trnava
TRAVEL FESTIVAL:
Cestou necestou – This travel festival offers presentations by seasoned professionals travellers as well as amateurs, and in Trnava there will be an after party. It then proceeds to Pezinok and Trenčín, concluding in Bratislava between March 14 and 20.
Starts: March 1, 13:30; Art Klub, Hlavná 17. Admission: €8 (€6 after 18:00). More info: www.cestounecestou.sk.

Piešťany
JAZZ:
Romina Capitani Quartet – Young Italian jazz singer Capitani joined forces with three Czech musicians (Tomáš Jochman, piano; Lukáš Kytnar, bass and double bass; and Tomáš Hobzek, drums) on her spring tour, which also makes a stop in Piešťany.
Starts: Feb 28, 20:00; Art Jazz Gallery Kursalon, Spa courtyard, Beethovenova 5. Admission: €4. Tel: 0917/968- 818; www.kursalon.sk.

Topoľčany
EVENT:
Antez - Continuum - The Nástupište 1-12, multi-media space of contemporary culture, will present the work of French artist Antez, combining body movement with innovative play on less-traditional percussion instruments.
Starts: March 2, underpass under the Bus Station. Admission: free. More info: www.nastupiste.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Turecká
EVENT:
A POPULAR event that revives old wooden sleighs, called krne or krňačky in Slovak, has become a well-established tradition. On March 1, the 9th year of the Slovak Championship and 41st year of the Krížna Cup will take place in the municipality of Turecká near Banská Bystrica. The event is free for onlookers. More updated information (it is advisable to check the weather and snow conditions) can be found – in Slovak – on www.obecturecka.sk.

Banská Bystrica
DANCE/CONCERT/BOOK:
Ceremony of Publication – The launch of a new book celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Štúdio Tanca (Studio of Dance) Theatre (DŠT) will include a concert of contemporary classical music by Quasars Ensemble and improvisational dance by the host ensemble.
Starts: Feb 28, 19:00; DŠT, Komenského 12 (na Kačici). Admission: €5-€7. Tel: 048/ 4146-540; www.studiotanca.sk.

Banská Štiavnica
FILM FESTIVAL:
4 živly / 4 Elements – The topic of this winter seminar is the Power of Media, exploring trust in the media, the expansion of the internet and its implications and other related issues.
Starts: Feb 28-March 2; Akademik cinema, Art Café. Admission: various. More info (also in English): www. 4zivly.sk.

Martin
FOLKLORE:
Tanec Medzi Črepinami / Dance Among the Shards – This performance co-mbines dancing by the SĽUK folklore ensemble to the music of the Banda band, a screening of a video from the film of the same name, pictures of the Slovak countryside by Pavol Barabáš, text by Daniel Hevier and a performance by actor Marek Ťapák.
Starts: Feb 27, 19:00; Strojár Unions’ House, S. H. Vajanského Square 2. Admission: €19. Tel: 043/4133-506; www.dostrojar.sk

Žilina
ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION:
Akadmeický Architekt Dušan Voštenák Projekty 2000-2014 – This exhibition presents photos of architectural works by Dušan Voštenák, including blueprints for Mariánske Square in Žilina, Meidcla Faculty Campus in Martin and the museum exposition Reverse and Cheek Side of Coins in Kremnica, which received the CE.ZA.AR architecture prize.
Open: Tue-Sat 9:00 - 12:00, 12:30 - 17:00; Sun 10:00 - 12:00, 12:30 - 16:00 until March 9; Museum of Art, M. R. Štefánika 2. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 041/5622-522; www.pgu.sk.

Zvolen
PHOTO EXHIBITION:
Last Folio – From Košice and Banská Štiavnica, this collection of photos documenting the perished world of Slovak Jews – which has already toured many galleries worldwide – will also be presented in a Zvolen café.
Open: daily, 8:00-20:00; Kafé Džezva, Tehelná 4. Admission: free. More info: www.dzezva.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Prešov
JAZZ:
Phil Shoenefelt (GB) and Pavel Cingl (CZ), two jazz musicians, join forces to tour the Morava region and Slovakia.
Starts: March 1, 20:30; Christiania music club, Hlavná 105. Admission: €2. Tel: 051/7495-839; www. christiania.eu.sk.

Košice
ORIENTAL DANCE:
a Čarodejnica / Magician and Sorceress – This project combines Oriental dance stars from central and eastern Europe (Jamilah-Poland, Katka Kathreen Krejčová from the Czech Republic; Mahasti from Hungary) and professional theatre staff from Spišská Nová Ves in a performance depicting the impressive love story of Datrin the magician and Lanae the sorceress.
Starts: March 1, 19:00; Cassosport sports hall, Alejová 1632/1. Admission: €19. Tel: 02/5293 -3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Kežmarok
EXHIBITION:
Ján Ťapák – Bojovník / Warrior – The bronze sculptures of Ťapák have their roots in ancient myths and heroes, evoking questions about morals, heroism and serving higher ideals.
Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00 Sun 10:00-13:00; U Anjela (At the Angel) gallery, Starý Trh 53. Admission: free. More info: www.galeriauanjela.sk.