Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
THEATER:
COMPANIA Flamenca Juan Polvillo will perform, this time in the Divadlo Aréna theatre on Viedenská Cesta 10 in Bratislava, on the “Alma Flamenca” choreographic evening. The event on May 29 at 19:00 also includes a welcome drink and a VIP after party with Spanish delicacies. Performers are: Spanish Flamenco legend Juan Polvillo, El Cheito (vocals), Chabuca (vocals), Jana Drdácká (dance, CZ), and Morenito de Triana (guitar, SK). Tickets cost €15-€20 (€70 including the after party); they can be purchased via www.ticketportal.sk and more information can be obtained at www.facebook.com/events/1412161909060778.

Nitra
DOG SHOW:
NITRACACIB dog show offers two international events, the Grand Prix Slovakia 2014 and Derby Winner Show 2014. The dog shows take place on May 31-June 1, from 9:30 on (until 16:00) in the Agrokomplex Show Grounds in Nitra. Tickets cost €1.50- €2.50. More information can be found (also in English) at www.nitracacib.sk

Bratislava
URBANISTIC CONFERENCE:
WhatCity? - The first architecture and urbanistic conference presents successful grass-roots initiatives from Berlin, comparing their situation with that of Bratislava and, specifically, the host institution, the Stará Tržnica.
Starts: May 26, 18:00; Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall), SNP Square. Admission: free. More info: www.staratrznica.sk.

Bratislava
MODERN BALLET: The Tempest – The evening of original Slovak choreographies premieres in May, offering three works (choreographed by Stanislava Vlčeková, Jaro Viňarský and Andrej Petrovič, directed by Jozef Vlk and Peter Bebjak), performed to the music of Peter Zagar and Jozef Vlk, re-telling the old story by Shakespeare through the language of body and dance.
Starts: May 30-31, 19:00; historical building of the Slo-vak National Theatre, Hviezdoslavovo Square 4. Admission: €4-€13. Tel: 02/2049- 4290; www.snd.sk.

Bratislava
JAPANESE MUSIC:
Gagaku concert – The oldest classical music of Japan, dating back to the 8th century, will be performed by seven Buddhist monks.
Starts: May 27, 19:00; Zichy Palace, Ventúrska Ventúrska 9. Admission: free. More info: www.sk.emb-japan.go.jp/event_gagaku_oznam.html.

Bratislava
MULTI-GENRE EVENT:
Urban Market Spring Edition – Within the Visegrad Markets project, the four countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) will present designs and innovative crafts. The event also includes Urban Market Friday Night in the KC Dunaj culture hub.
Starts: May 30-June 1, 16:00 (Friday), 11:00 (Saturday); Stará Tržnica / Old Market Hall, SNP Square. Admission: free, €5 for the party. More info is available at: www.visegradmarkets.sk/en.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
YES – Playing Three Albums in Their Entirety – British prog-rock legends Yes will visit Slovakia to perform their three most influential albums, including the rarely ever played “A Venture” from The Yes Album.
Starts: May 31, 19:30; Aegon Arena NTC, Príkopova 6. Admission: €50-€85. Tel: 02/ 5293-3321; www.ticketportal. sk.

Bratislava
GASTRONOMY:
Gurmán Fest / Gourmand Fest Bratislava – The popular gastronomy festival is expanding, offering confectioners, chefs Igor Čehy and Jaroslav Žídek, Italian Antonio Vacco and a host of accompanying events. Thus, it has moved venue to the horse race track in Petržalka.
Starts: May 30-June 1; Petržalské Závodisko race track, Starohájska 29. Admission: free; vouchers must be purchased to sample food and beverages. More info: www.gurmanfestbratislava.sk.

Bratislava
WORLD MUSIC:
Hudba Sveta / Music of the World – This event, of the House of Music series, brings Jimmy Sitar Bardia Sheikholeslami setar (Iran) El Moro, FoolProof Riddims and local Maok &Eniesa.
Starts: May 31, 18:00; DK Lúky House of Culture, Vígľašská 1. Admission: €4 (in advance) - €6. Tel: 02/6383-5404; www.kzp.sk, ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
BENEFIT CONCERT:
The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra will play, conducted by David Milnes, the Appalachean Spring by Aaron Copland,Americna in Paris by Geiorge Gershwin and the "Organ Symphony"
No 3, C Minor by Camille Saint.Saens. The excerpts go to the League for Cancer foundation.
Starts: June 1, 19:00; big concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Mýtna 1. Admission: voluntary. More info, booking of tickets: jan@juras.sk; text message 0905/716-851.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Čarovné Mexiko / Magical Mexico – An evening dedicated to Mexican culture offers dance troupe Magisteriál, Mariachi band El Caminante and guest band Grovattac, in addition to the opening of the exhibition of Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer in villa Rustica.
Starts: May 29, 18:00; Dúbravka House of Culture, Saratovská 2/A. Admission: €5. Tel: 02/6920-3030; www.dkdubravka.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ:
Jazzo Tronic – This Austrian band will perform their repertoire in a cosy music club.
Starts: May 30, 20:30; Music Gallery U Dežmára, Klariská 1. Admission: €5. More info: www.musicgallery.sk.

Bratislava
CHILDREN/DANCE:
Malý Princ / The Little Prince – This dance performance based on the famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is meant for children (on International Children’s Day) and will be performed by students of Elledanse academy.
Starts: May 31-Jun 1, 15:00; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Miletičova 17/ B. Admission: €3. Tel: 0905 /969-105; www.elledanse.sk.

Bratislava
PHOTO EXHIBITION:
Antion Fiala – Galéria Svet / The Gallery World – Photos by established Slovak photographer Fiala, who has already exhibited on all continents, show the beauty of Madagascar, Norway, Africa and Slovakia.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-17:00 (10:00-18:00 in July) until June 30; Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie 2. Admission: €2-€3.50. More info: www.snm.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Štiavnica
CRAFTS/MUSEUM:
Festival Kumštu, Remesla a Zábavy / Festival of Arts, Crafts and Entertainment – Entering its 17th year, this festival features magicians, The Live Miners’ Horolog, the Sitňanka brass band, a theatrical fairy tale, a mining re-enactment and the Funny Fellows band.
Starts: May 30-31, 9:00- 17:00; open-air Slovak Mining Museum, Kammerhofská 2. Admission: €2-€3.50 (in advance); €2.50-€4. Tel: 045/ 6920 -535; www.muzeumbs.sk.

Žilina
EXHIBITION:
Ján Gašparovič Biely Šum / White Noise –Within this exhibition, Gašparovič assisted by Peter Streko, will install buzzers into the walls and glass of the gallery to create a kind of white noise. The exhibition is part of the Multiplace 2014 festival.
Open: Tue-Fri 15:00-18:00 until Jun 13; Plusmínus Gallery, Mydlárska 1. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/365-149; plusminusnula@gmail.com.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice
CHAMBER MUSIC:
Konvergencie – The Košice edition of this year’s international festival of chamber music will present accordionist Boris Le-nko and drummer Štefan Bugala (both SK), international trio Drum’n Kotoof, Canadian double-bass player Chris Jennings (with Japanese koto player Mieko Miyazaki), a concert for children by Fero Király and an evening of chamber music for octets, performed by an international octet led by Slovak/Swiss violinist Igor Karško.
Starts: June 1-3; Kasárne/ Kultupark barracks, Kukučí-nova 2. Admission: various. Tel: 055/6854-299; www. konvergencie.sk.

Košice
ART EVENT:
24 Hodín / 24 Hours – Each of the seven artists – Lucia Mičíková, Dorota Kenderová, Soňa Goscinski, Samuel Schaab, Erik Sikora, Tomáš Jetela and Ján Chlup – has 24 hours to create a new artwork, so that in a week seven new exhibitions will come to life.
Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until June 1; Kasárne/ Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. Tel: 055/6854- 299; www.kulturpark.sk.

Košice
LIVE MUSIC:
Noise Kaschau IV – The fourth edition of Košice Noise Craze brings Japanese KK Null (aka Kazuyuki Kashino) and Balazs Pandi performing their brand of experimental music.
Starts: May 28, 21:00; Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €5. More info: www.tabacka.sk.

Košice
DANCE:
Nás v Nás / About Us in Us – The dance ensemble Suprémo celebrates its 10th anniversary with dancing, while also hosting a private dance conservatory in Košice, featuring boys from Kamikadze Crew and Ariadna Vendelová performing her special “airy dance”.
Starts: May 31, 17:00; Jumbo Centrum, Masarykova 2. Admission: €3-€5. More info: www.jumbocentrum.sk.

Prešov
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Theatrum Musica – Within the Prešov Musical Spring, the Theatrum Musica ensemble (Erik Wittner - solo guitar, Martin Dudáš – drums, Tomáš Spišák – keyboards, Branislav Lelák – violin, Martin Tomašík – rhythmical guitar, Róbert Breja – double bass) will play Four Seasons by Vivaldi.
Starts: May 28, 19:00; PKO Čierny Orol, Hlavná 50. Admission: €2-€4. Tel: 051/7723741; More info: www.pkopresov.sk.