Western SLOVAKIA

Bratislava
CONCERT:
THE NU:CLASSIC series brings modern classical music to Slovak audiences via a concert on June 4 (at 19:00) with performers including German composer/pianist Volker Bertelmann, aka Hauschka, as the headliner, and Argentinean-German Sebastian Plano and German Carlos Cipa. The event takes place in the Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio on Mýtna 1 in Bratislava; tickets cost €20 (in advance) - €25, and can be purchased via 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.

Bratislava
ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Wilsonic is an electronic music festival which, this year, will be a one-day indoor event, featuring Cid Rim (AT), Bobby Tank (UK), Slick Shoota (NO), Hermigervill (IS), Sekuoia (DK) and Ben Frost – Aurora (IS/AU).
Starts: June 6, 20:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €18 (in advance) - €21. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www. atelierbabylon.sk; www.wilsonic.sk.

Bratislava
MODERN DANCE:
Večer moderného tanca / The Evening of Modern Dance – The Bralen dance theatre will present its most recent choreography.
Starts: June 8, 19:00; Zrka-dlový Háj house of culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €6. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www. kzp.sk.

Bratislava
JAZZ:
Štěpán Markovič Quartet featuring Martin Ďurdina & Radovan Tariška – Czech saxophone legend Markovič performs with Slovak jazz players Ďurdina, Tariška, Ľuboš Šrámek, Martin Kapusník and Marián Ševčík.
Starts: June 5, 20:00; Ate-liér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €8 (in advance) - €9. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www. atelierbabylon.sk.

Bratislava
BENEFIT MARCH:
Avon Pochod – The Avon march to raise awareness of breast cancer collects money for prevention and treatment of the illness. The programme includes a concert, a drum show and more.
Starts: June 7, 15:00; Cinema City, Eurovea Shopping Centre. More info: www. citylife.sk.

Bratislava
BIRD WATCHING:
Po novom cyklomoste do bocianej obce Marchegg / On the New Cycling Bridge to Stork Village Marchegg – Combine cycling to Austria with bird-watching on a trip that is not especially physically demanding. Binoculars can be borrowed for better viewing.
Starts: June 7, 9:00; Devínska Nová Ves, bus stop Na Hriadkach (trip lasts 5-6 hours). Admission: voluntary. More info: www.watching.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE:
Valér Miko – Príbehy / Stories – The launch of the new CD by pianist and composer Miko includes a body-theatre performance called Taboo by the Len Tak Tak association.
Starts: June 6, 19:00 (performance) 20:00 (concert); Pisztory palace, Štefánikova 25. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
BENEFIT CONCERT:
Koncert Belasého Motýľa / Concert of Blue Butterfly – The benefit concert offering Fuera Fondo, Zuzana Homolová, Martina Javor, Le Payaco and Polemic raises money to help muscular dystrophy patients improve their lives.
Starts: June 5, 16:30; Main Square. Admission: voluntary (donor text message worth €2 can be sent to 877). More info: www.citylife.sk.

Bratislava
LIVE MUSIC:
Buď Chvíľu môj / Be Mine for a While – Kristína Prekopová and Gabriel Jonáš on piano will play jazz.
Starts: June 3, 19:00; ART Club Café Scherz, Palisády (Partizánska 2). Admission: €3. Tel: 0918/724-379; www.kafescherz.sk.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
Malé Médium (Veľkých Majstrov) / Small Medium (Of Big Masters) – This exhibition is another in the Gallery in Theatre series, which offers works from the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) in the Slovak National Theatre (SND), this time featuring illustrations by four Slovak art personalities: Gustáv Mallý, Koloman Sokol, Viera Kraicová and Rudolf Fila.
Open: daily, one hour before evening performances in the new SND building, Pribinova 17, until June 29. Admission: free. More info: www.snd.sk.

Bratislava
MUSEUM/EXHIBITION:
Sila Občianskej Spoločnosti: Osud Židov v Bulharsku v Rokoch 1940-1944 / The Power of Civic Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria Between 1940 and 1944 – This exhibition examines how a country managed to save its Jewish community almost entirely from deportations and death in camps.
Open: Mon-Fri, Sun 11:00-17:00 until June 30; Zsigrayova Kúria, Židovská 17. Admission: €2-€7 (every first Sunday in a month, admission is free). More info: www.snm.sk.

Bratislava
MUSEUM/EXHIBITION:
: Historický Pancierový Vlak Štefánik / Historical Armoured Train Štefánik – The only still-operable armoured train in the world can be seen in Bratislava’s Museum of Transport before it returns to the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00; Museum of Transport, Šancová 1/A. Admission: €1.50-€3.30. Tel: 02/5244-4163; www.muzeumdopravy.com.

Bratislava
EXHIBITION:
po_Prebudení/ý - after_Awakened/ening - Young (born 1991) Slovak artist Natália Chabadová presents her more recent paintings, revealing the newest path in her creation.
Open: workdays 10:00-18:00 until June 15; lobby of the Apollo Business Center, Mlynské Nivy 45.

Trnava
EXHIBITION:
Viktor Hulík – Ars Geometrica 5 – The geometric artworks of Slovak painter Hulík are curated by Xénia Lettrichová.
Open: Tue - Fri 9:00 – 17:00, weekend 13:00-18:00 until July 6; Koppel Villa of Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený kríčok 3. Admission: €0.80-€1.50. Tel: 033/551-1659; www.gjk.sk.

Central SLOVAKIA

Banská Bystrica
PERFORMANCE:
THE DIVADLO Štúdio Tanca offers a performance by the University of Chichester from the UK, Hosť Divadla: Map Dance / Spring Tour 2014 on June 4, at 19:00 in its DŠT building in Komenského 12 (na Kačici) in Banská Bystrica. Performers include Gary Clarke – L’Amour; Liz Aggiss – Cut with the Kitchen Knife; Hagit Bar – Three Acts of Change; Kerry Nicholls – Nailed; Yeal Flexer – Undoing Undone. Tickets cost €3-€7 and can be purchased via 048/4146- 540 or www.studiotanca.sk.

Banská Bystrica
CLASSICAL MUSIC:
Within the 54th Banská Bystrica Musical Spring, the Ensemble of Renaissance Music Chorea Antiqua will play the works of D.G. Speer, D. Sinaphius Hor-čička, Claudio Monteverdi, Mozart and other period composers.
Starts: June 4, 18:00; Šte-fan Moyzes Square (in case of bad weather Cikker’s Hall in the City Hall). Admission: free. More info: www. banskabystrica.sk.

Banská Bystrica
ETHNIC DANCE:
Warriors of Ireland – This musical-dance performance combines three troupes: Irish Rose band, Éire Dance Academy and Connemara, in a programme celebrating Irish culture and art.
Starts: June 7, 19:00; Hou-se of the Slovak Missionary Movement, Skuteckého 4. Admission: €5. More info: www.connemara.sk.

Eastern SLOVAKIA

Košice-Prešov
CYCLING:
Škoda Bike & Tour 2014 – A mass cycling ride on the closed stretch of the D1 highway between Košice and Prešov marks an international forum focusing on cycling infrastructure, city biking, cycling tourism, the bicycle as a means of transportation and more, as well as the Škoda Bike & Tour Expo exhibition. The event stresses the need for cycling infrastructure in these two cities.
Starts: June 5, 11:00; Košice, Osloboditeľov Square, near the Aupark shopping centre; Prešov, Main Street, near the Cathedral of St Nicholas. Admission: free. More info: www.bikeandtour.sk.

Košice
RUN:
Saguaro Run Fest – The run festival takes place in Košice and Bratislava, offering, in addition to running, fun for children and adults in the form of competitions, trainings and more.
Starts: June 8, 10:00; Alpinka. Admission: €0-€5. More info: www.behsity.sk.