CONCERT: FRED Wesley ‘Generations’ Trio, consisting of US trombonist Wesley (who played with James Brown), Italian organist Leonardo Corradi and French drummer Tony Match, will play at the Nu Spirit Club in Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3) in Bratislava on June 10 at 21:00, within the In Jazz We Trust series. Tickets for the concert cost €15-€25 and can be purchased via www. ticketportal.sk. More information can be found at www.nuspirit.sk
ETHNIC CULTURES: Viac ako Sused – Týždeň maďarskej Kultúry / More than a Neighbour – The Week of Hungarian Culture – This festival marks the end of the Hungarian pre-sidency of the Visegrad Group (Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland) and co-mbines concerts, exhibitions, dance, folklore, a book pre-sentation and a wine tasting with a gastronomy festival, all dedicated to Hungary.
Starts: June 9-16, various venues. Admission: varying. More info: www.citylife.sk.
BENEFIT CONCERT: The concert to raise money for the flood-stricken Balkans brings Slovak musicians Katka Koš-čová, the Komajota band and Balkan musicians living in Slovakia.
Starts: June 9, 20:00; U-PéCé-University Pastoral Cen-tre, Mlynská Dolina. Admission: voluntary. More info: www.upc.uniba.sk.
ART FESTIVAL: Bratislava Street Art Festival 2014 – The unique city festival brings graffiti, music, and other art forms to the Slovak capital’s streets and clubs.
Starts: June 13-15; Batelier and Fuga, Továrenská 14 (and other venues). Admission: va-rious. More info: streetartfestival.sk.
JAZZ: David Hodek & Friends – Young Slovak jazz drummer Hodek has joined forces with US saxophonist Casey Benjamin (sax, vocoder), Tomáš Gajlik on piano, Laci “Gitano” Nagy on guitar and Tamas Heilig on bass.
Starts: June 11, 20:00; A-teliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €8. Tel: 02/2090- 1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Final concert of More than Music – The More than Music project created by choirs from three central-European countries, culminates in the concert offering Art Brunensis Chorus from the Czech city of Brno, Chór Warszawski from War-saw, as well as Czech soloists and a drummer, together with the local Technik choir, pre-miering the works of four Slo-vak composers: Miloš Betko, Lukáš Borzík, Peter Machajdík and Marek Piaček.
Starts: June 15, 19:00; Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Pa-lace. Admission: free. More in-fo: www.morethanmusic.eu.
FASHION/MULTICULTURE: To By Som aj Ja Spravil... a Lepšie / I Could Do that, Too... and Better – The fourth edition of this multicultural project includes contemporary dance, fashion design, works of art students and a concert. One day later, the Great Red Dragon fashion show will introduce the works and performance of designer Maroš Baran.
Starts: June 14/15, 20:00; Elledanse theatre, T & D, Mile-tičova 17/B. Admission: €3-€5. Tel: 0905/969-105; www. elledanse.sk.
THEATRE/LIVE BROADCAST: National Theatre Live: Alan Ayckbourn: Small Family Business – The piece, which won the Evening Standard award after its premiere in 1987, directed by Adam Penford, casts Nigel Lindsay, Debra Gillett, Gawn Grainger and others, and explores the ups and downs of the Thatcher era in the UK. It will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.
Starts: June 12, 19:45; dra-ma hall of the new Slovak National Theatre building, Pribi-nova 17. Admission: €15. Tel: 02/2047-2299; www.snd.sk.
FILM MUSIC: Koncert Filmovej Hudby / Concert of Film Music – The Prague Film Orchestra is a semi-professional body of young people who enjoy film music. In Bratislava they will play music from Star Trek, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter & the Goblet, Back to the Future 3, Fantomas, The Magnificent Seven, Gabriel’ Oboe (from Mission), The Gladiator, Mission Impossible and scores from popular Czech and Slovak films and series.
Starts: June 14, 20:00; Ateliér Babylon, SNP Square 14. Admission: €15-€20. Tel: 02/2090-1900; www.atelierbabylon.sk.
FLAMENCO MUSIC: Flaco de Nerja – Slovak flamenco guitar player Flaco de Nerja (aka Branislav Krajčo) will perform with flautist Rodrigo, Slovak percussionist Dino and Austrian dancer Sandra.
Starts: June 15, 19:00; Loď Café / Divadlo v podpalubí, Tyršovo embankment. Admission: €9. Tel: 0903/449-650; www.adylod.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC/OPERA: Komorná Opera Bratislava / Chamber Opera Bratislava returns after a several-year break to perform the Works of Terezín Composers, i.e. the works of composers who were deported to the Czech concentration camp Terezín, including Giddeon Klein’s String Trio with Dance Performance, Viktor Ullmann’s Three Hebrew Boys’ Choirs, and Hans Krása’s Opera Brundibár, as conducted by Lukáš Kunst Lederer.
Starts: June 10, 19:30; DK Zrkadlový Háj House of Culture, Rovniankova 3. Admission: €8 (balcony)-€10. Tel: 02/6381-1328; www.kzp.sk.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: Five graduates of the Department of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts (VŠVÚ) in Bratislava will present their works within a joint exhibition. Patrik Mikloš, Veronika Markovičová, Lenka Lukačovičová, Jakub Čajko and Zuzana Krajčíková will introduce individual artistic perceptions on two storeys of the House of Photography.
Open: Tue-Sun 13:00-18:00 until June 25; SEDF, Prepoštská 4. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/5441-8214; www.sedf.sk/en.
EXHIBITION: Textil nad Zlato / Textile over Gold – The competitors in an international contest of textile miniatures from 20 countries exhibit their works together with four awarded participants of the previous year, and in the accompanying exhibition The Golden Fund of Latvia, 50 artists from this country will show their artistic perceptions.
Open. Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00 until June 22; SVÚ gallery (Umelka), Dostojevského Rad 2. Admission: free. Tel: 02/529 624 02; www.svu.sk
FILM EFSTIVAL: Brazil Visual – The festival of Brazilian films has moved on since last year. Apart from film screenings (revolving around the World Cup in Brazil, coinciding with part of the festival), there will be exhibitions, dance workshops, coffee tastings and traditional national specialities, as well as a linguistic-educational lecture. After Piešťany, the festival will move on to other cities.
Starts: June 9-12; Coty Cultural centre. Admission: free. More info: www.brasil.sk.
THEATRE: FRED Wesley ‘Generations’ Trio, consisting of US trombonist Wesley (who played with James Brown), Italian organist Leonardo Corradi and French drummer Tony Match, will play at the Nu Spirit Club in Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3) in Bratislava on June 10 at 21:00, within the In Jazz We Trust series. Tickets for the concert cost €15-€25 and can be purchased via www. ticketportal.sk. More information can be found at www.nuspirit.sk
JAZZ: Jazz trio from Canada, Japan and the Czech Republic (Benson McGlashan on guitar, Hal Tsuchida on Hammond organ and Tomáš Hobzek on drums) will play music reviving the atmosphere of the 1960s in the US.
Starts: June 13, Charisma Café & Bar, SNP Square 24. Mo-re info: sk-sk.facebook. com /pages/Charisma-Caf%C3%A9-Bar/177264222294380.
BOTANICAL GARDEN: Motýle Exotických Trópov / Butterflies of Exotic Tropics – The traditional summer exhibition offers a total of 3,000 butterfly cocoons that will gra-dually hatch and fly among visitors in the Victoria greenhouse.
Open: 9:00-15:00 until Ju-ne 30; Botanical garden of P. J. Šafárik University, Mánesova 23. Admission: €1-€2. Tel: 055/2341-667; www.upjs.sk/pracoviska/botanicka-zahrada.
ZOO: Medzinárodný Deň Oceánov / World Oceans Day – The Košice Zoo will examine life in the oceans, just one day after the official World Oceans Day.
Starts: June 9, 14:00; Zoo Kavečany, Široká 31. Admission: Admission: €3. Tel: 055/7968-011; www.zookosice.sk.
VOLLEYBALL: FIVB World Volleyball League – In their first year in the World League, Košice players (led by Italian Flavio Gulinelli) will play in a tournament against Spanish, Puerto-Rican and Chinese teams in their G group.
Starts: June 13-15; Steel Arena, Nerudova 12. Admission: €3-€9. Tel: 02/5293-3321; www.ticketportal.sk.
PARTY: Summer House – The first attempt as a summer barbecue combined with music called ‘Summer House’, under the House of Unity label.
Starts: June 13, 17:00; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: €4. More info: www.tabacka.sk.
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EXHIBITION: Stanice Kalvárie / A Calvary Stop – An interpretation of the Way of the Cross in paintings and photographs of Slovak artists Fero Guldan, Michal Fulier, Matúš Zajac, Laco Maďar and Andrej Lojan, as curated by Ivana Pástorová and Lucia Benická.
Open: Tue-Fri 9:00-16:30; Sat 9:00-13:00 until June 25; Galéria Umelcov Spiša, Zimná 46. Admission: €0.50-€1. Tel: 0910/873-046; www.gus.sk.